Databases

Ancestry Library Edition
http://ancestrylibrary.proquest.com

"Discover the history of..." via the library edition of the famous Ancestry.com geneaology tracker and database. 
We are sorry, but the vendor does not allow off-campus access at this time.

Britannica Online Encyclopedia
www.search.eb.com/

More than just an encyclopedia, it includes a dictionary, thesaurus, world atlas, videos, quotations, classic literature, and more.
Faculty and students using this from home need to use the PSC Library Portal.

College Source Online
www.collegesource.org/

CollegeSource® Online is a database of 53,008 digital college catalogs, institution profiles, transcript keys, and other critical resources. (description from the web site)
Faculty and students using this from home need to use the PSC Library Portal.

  CQ Researcher
library.cqpress.com/cqresearcher/

CQ Researcher is noted for its in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Reports are published weekly in print and online 44 times a year by CQ Press, a division of Congressional Quarterly Inc.
Each single-themed, 12,000-word report is researched and written by a seasoned journalist. The consistent, reader-friendly organization provides researchers with an introductory overview; background and chronology on the topic; an assessment of the current situation; tables and maps; pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions; and bibliographies of key sources. (description from CQ Researcher web site)
Faculty and students using this from home need to use the PSC Library Portal.

CREDOreference
www.credoreference.com/login.jsp? clientid=3306

A digital reference library of 479 high-quality reference books.
Faculty and students using this from home will be asked to login in with their PSC ID.
Also available through the PSC Library Portal.

  EBSCOhost
search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,cpid&custid=s4348513

EBSCOhost Web    

17 databases: 8 paid for by the WV State Legislature and 9 paid for by PSC Library fees

Academic Search Premier
MasterFILE Premier
TOPICsearch
Business Source Elite
Regional Business News
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
Health Source: Consumer Edition
Alt HealthWatch
MEDLINE
GreenFILE
PsycARTICLES
Newspaper Source
ERIC
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete ... provides convenient access to easily understandable health and medical information. Consumers can search and browse within medical encyclopedias, popular reference books, and magazine articles. (description from the EBSCOhost web site)
Paid for by the WV State Legislature

Points of View Reference Center

Points of View is designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects. High school and undergraduate students can use Points of View as a guide to debate, developing arguments, writing position papers, and for development of critical thinking skills. (description from EBSCOhost web site)
Paid for by the WV State Legislature

NoveList Plus

Using NoveList Plus, you can search among hundreds of thousands of popular fiction and readable nonfiction titles, and also retrieve author read-alikes, book lists, book discussion guides, and more. All of this rich editorial content is crafted by librarians and reading authorities who are experts in the field -- making NoveList Plus the premier readers' advisory resource. (description from EBSCOhost web site)
Paid for by the WV State Legislature

Faculty, staff, and students using this from home will be asked to login in with their PSC ID. Also available through the PSC Library Portal.

Grolier Encyclopedia
go-passport.grolier.com/

More than just an encyclopedia, it includes an atlas, dictionaries, and news.
Paid for by the WV State Legislature
Faculty and students using this from home need to use the PSC Library Portal.

LexisNexis® Academic
www.lexis-nexis.com/universe


LexisNexis® is a collection of news, legal, business, and government databases. It is full-text with the exception of the Wall Street Journal.
Those articles may be requested via the online ILL request form.
Faculty and students using this from home need to use the PSC Library Portal.
Citing LexisNexis: http://wiki.lexisnexis.com/academic/index.php?title=Citing_References

Literature Resource Center (Gale) infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/potomacsc?db=LitRC

Provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline. Combines in a single online service Gale Group’s core literary databases: Contemporary authors online, Contemporary literary criticism, and Dictionary of literary biography online. Covers more than 120,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers, with in-depth coverage of 2,500 of the most-studied authors. Also includes full text scholarly journal articles from the Literature online (LION) Internet site; Merriam-Webster’s encyclopedia of literature; and, Gale’s literary index. (description from Thomson Gale's web site) Faculty and students using this from home need to use the PSC Library Portal.

National Geographic Virtual Library (Gale) http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/potomacsc?db=NGMA

National Geographic Virtual Library (NGVL), a cross-searchable database, offers information sources in the areas of science, history, technology, the environment, cultures, and more.

NewsBank: America's News
http://infoweb.newsbank.com

A collection of United Sates (2,294) and West Virginia (26) newspapers plus national news magazines (24).

  • Charleston Daily Mail
  • Charleston Gazette
  • Dominion Post, The (Morgantown)
  • Herald-Dispatch, The (Huntington)
  • Mineral Daily-News Tribune (Keyser)
  • Faculty and students using this from home need to use the  PSC Library Portal .

WV InfoDepot

www.wvinfodepot.org/

  1. EBSCOhost (8 databases, includes Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia)
  2. GreenFILE
  3. Consumer Health Complete
  4. NoveList Plus & NoveList Plus K-8
  5. Searchasaurus
  6. Learning Express (test prep)
  7. Selected WV Newspapers
  8. Newspaper Archives
  9. Points of View
  10. Kids Search
  11. Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia
    • For Older Readers
    • For Younger Readers
  12. Job & Career Accelerator

Any West Virginian may access the EBSCO and newspaper databases or the Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia by using the West Virginia password and ID. Contact your local WV library for more information.
PSC faculty, staff, and students can use the PSC Library Portal.
For Learning Express, follow the directions on the web page.

The West Virginia Library Commission provides statewide databases with funds from the West Virginia State Legislature and the Library Services and Technology Act administered by the Institute of Library and Museum Services.