Los Angeles Valley College


Electronic Information Resources


Periodical Indexes and Databases

Gale InfoTrac Databases

Journal, periodical, newspaper indexes and articles; Biography, business, health and literature criticism databases.

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Journal, periodical, newspaper indexes and articles; history, entertainment, businesses, environment, health, literature criticism, education, religion and philosophy databases.

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Lexis Nexis Academic

offers over 6,000 titles covering General News, Business, Legal Research, Reference and Medicine. 

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CQ Researcher

A complete source for in-depth analysis reporting on the most current and controversial issues of the day.

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National Geographic

A complete archive of National Geographic magazine — every page of every issue — along with a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images and videos. In addition, National Geographic: People, Animals, and the World provides access to full-text books on travel, science & technology, history, environment, animals, photography, and peoples & cultures; full-text National Geographic Traveler magazine from 2010 to the present; 325 videos on topics ranging from the Islamic world to the lifestyle of Beluga whales; 655 full-color maps and atlases to support student learning and assignments, recreational and business travelers, and general knowledge; 600 National Geographic downloadable images.

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Columbia Encyclopedia

Containing nearly 51,000 entries, and with more than 80,000 hypertext cross-references, the current Sixth Edition is among the most complete and up-to-date encyclopedias ever produced.

Encyclopedia Britannica

Award winning encyclopedia. Includes Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus.

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The online version of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

Collection of 500+ reference books on a wide range of subjects.

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Milestone documents in American history

Exploring the primary sources that shaped America.

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Salem Press-Magill's Literary Annuals

Reviews of significant fiction and nonfiction published for the last 30+ years. Provides coverage for works that are likely to be of particular interest to the general reader, that reflect the publishing trends of a given year and that will stand up to the test of time.

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Congressional Quarterly's Historic Documents

Over three decades of key primary source documents with over extensive expert commentary and analysis with valuable head notes for each document.

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Career Insider

The largest most comprehensive online career information resource available. Content is updated daily.

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Database of current and forthcoming books. Includes selected reviews and biographies. 

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Book Index with Reviews

Access to over 4 million book reviews as well as close to 700,000 music and DVD/video titles, updated constantly 

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Country Watch

Up-to-date information and news on the countries of the world 

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Subject directory from the University of California, Riverside to the Internet.

EBSCOHost E-Book Collection

A collection of 18,460 electronic books.

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Government Publications

A collection of links to various, useful government documents.

Music Online Listening

A large collection of music ranging from American Song, Classical Music, Contemporary World Music, Jazz, and global music from the Smithsonian Institute.


Auto Repair Service Center

Contains repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles.