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The Moreno Valley College Library offers students, employees and the community access to a wide variety of information through our databases. From video libraries, to scholarly articles, to news, speeches, books and more, you can find everything you need to complete your assignments or simply research a topic you're interested in.

Students and employees also have the option to access library databses remotely, wherever you are, at any time. Community members are required to visit a MVC Library location. Learn more about remote database access →


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» Academic Search Complete
Provides full text for journals, magazines and scholarly/peer-reviewed titles.

» Academic Search Premier (S)
Provides full text for journals, magazines and scholarly/peer-reviewed titles.

» All Ebsco Databases (July - June)
Access to EBSCO Databases.

» America: History & Life with Full Text (Ebsco) (S)
The definitive database of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. With selective indexing for 1,700 journals from 1964 to present, this database is without question the most important bibliographic reference tool for students and scholars of U.S. and Canadian history.

» America's News (Newsbank)
Access to newspapers throughout the country.

» Biography Reference Center
Containing many of the top-ranked biographical reference collections & magazines, Biography Reference Center offers a comprehensive collection of more than 460,000 full-text biographies, including the complete full-text run of Biography Today and Biography, as well as thousands of narrative biographies that are not available in other databases.

» Business Source Elite (S)
Includes full text coverage of articles on marketing, management, MIS, accounting, finance, economics and business. Also included is company view information such as financials, subsidiaries, industry information, and more!

» Business Source Complete (July - June)
Includes full text coverage of articles on marketing, management, MIS, accounting, finance, economics and business. Also included is company view information such as financials, subsidiaries, industry information, and more!

» Communication & Mass Media Complete
Communication & Mass Media Complete provides full-text, indexing and abstracts for many top communication journals covering all related disciplines, including media studies, linguistics, rhetoric and discourse.

» Computer & Applied Sciences Complete (S)
This comprehensive database of indexed and full-text content offers a vast knowledgebase pertaining to traditional computing and applied sciences challenges and resources. It is an outstanding source for content concerning the business and social implications of new technology.

» Country Watch
Provides country specific geopolitical intelligence on each of the 191 countries of the world.

» Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text
Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text is the full-text counterpart of Criminal Justice Abstracts™, formerly a SAGE database. This resource includes bibliographic records and full text covering essential areas related to criminal justice and criminology. The increasing globalization of criminology is reflected in Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text's coverage of hundreds of journals from around the world.

» Dentistry & Oral Sciences Source
With Dentistry & Oral Sciences Source, dental practitioners and researchers now have a definitive place to start and finish their online dental literature research. This revolutionary new database contains cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for more than 230 journals and dozens of monographs. It includes indexing for all dentistry and oral sciences journals commonly purchased by dental schools and other related institutions.

» eBook Collection - formerly NetLibrary
Access digital full text versions of books such as reference works, scholarly monographs, literature and fiction. Includes publicly-accessible titles.

» Education Research Complete
Covers the areas of curriculum instruction, administration, policy, funding and related social issues. Topics covered include all levels of education from early childhood to higher education and all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education and testing. This database also includes full text for books, monographs and numerous education-related conference papers.

» Environment Complete (July - June)
Environment Complete offers deep coverage in applicable areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine and freshwater science, geography, pollution and waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more. The database also contains full text for 950 journals, including many of the most used journals in the discipline, such as Environment (back to 1975), Ecologist, Conservation Biology, etc.

» ERIC (S)
Educational Resource Information Center indexes documents and articles. Some full-text.

» European Views of the Americas 1493 to 1750 (S)
This bibliographic index is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750 from European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed In Europe Relating to the Americas, 1493-1750.

» Films on Demand: Archival Films and Newsreels Collection
Throughout modern history, cameras have recorded public events, wars, cultural phenomena, and government programs. This collection is a treasure trove of archival and historical films from multiple sources.

» Films on Demand: Feature Film for Education Collection
This collection focuses on both current and hard-to-find studio titles for educational instructional purposes, including literary adaptations, blockbusters, classics, environmental titles, foreign films, social issues, animation studies, Academy Award winners, and more. All titles come with full public performance rights and copyright protection for curriculum classroom screenings.

» Films on Demand: Master Academic Package
Educational films and documentaries, browse by producers (BBC, PBS, HBO, NatGeo, and many more) and subject-specific categories: Humanities and Social Sciences, Business and Economics, Science and Mathematics, Health and Medicine, Technical Education, Family and Consumer Sciences, Careers & Job Search, Guidance and Counseling, Archival Films and Newsreels.

» Funk and Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia
Provides encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

» Gale's Literary Index
Gale's Literary Index is a master index to the major literature products published by Gale.

» Gale Virtual Reference Library (July - June)
Includes encyclopedias and specialized reference sources.

» GreenFILE
Covers all aspects of human impact to the environment. Includes scholarly, government and general interest titles on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy and recycling.

» Health Source - Consumer Edition (S)
Provides articles from consumer health sources. Covers medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.

» Health Source - Nursing/Academic Edition (S)
Provides some full text articles in scholarly/peer-reviewed journals from medical and nursing disciplines.

» History Reference Center (July - June)
Provides access to full text of world history sources. Features include historical documents, biographies, reference books, encyclopedias, photos and maps.

» JAMA Subscription required
Some articles are available for free. Some articles may required a subscription or fee to access.

» Job & Career Accelerator
LearningExpress Job & Career Accelerator gives job seekers the most comprehensive collection of job search and career exploration tools anywhere — all in one place and always available online. It includes resume and letter builders with targeted samples and tips, millions of job and internship postings, interviewing advice and a personal dashboard to track users' work.

» JSTOR Essentials Collection
The JSTOR Essential collection contains foundational content in the Humanities and Social Sciences with nearly 700 core titles across 45 disciplines. The journals in the Essential Collection serve both basic and advanced research and teaching needs for two- and four-year institutions.

» Lexicomp - Medical Funded by a Perkins Grant.
Lexicomp is an industry-leading provider of drug information and clinical content for the healthcare industry. We provide the tools necessary to help improve patient safety, ensure compliance, and elevate the quality of care patients receive.

» Lexicomp - Dental Funded by a Perkins Grant.
Lexicomp is an industry-leading provider of drug information and clinical content for the healthcare industry. We provide the tools necessary to help improve patient safety, ensure compliance, and elevate the quality of care patients receive.

» Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with full text (July - June)
LISTA provides indexing to periodicals, books, research reports and proceedings on librarianship, classification, cataloging, online information retrieval and information management.

» Literary Reference Center Plus (July - June)
Over 1,000 Additional Full-Text Literary Reference Books/Works, including titles with a focus on plays/drama, poetry, religious literature, children's literature, Hispanic literature, and other areas. Over 150 Additional Full-Text Literary Journals & Magazines, including titles with a focus on multi-cultural studies, folklore, Latin American literature, and historical literature. 35 Volumes of New Contemporary Literature Titles from Salem Press relating to Fantasy/Science Fiction, Contemporary Literature, World Philosophy, Quotations In Context, Religious Literature, and Biographies of Nobel Literature Prize Winners. Full-Text Literary Study Guides, covering: American Literature, English Literature, Literary Genres, 72 Literary Videos pertaining to classic literary works and authors. In addition, Literary Reference Center Plus includes Merriam Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature, Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature, Continuum Encyclopedia of British Literature, Continuum Encyclopedia of Children's Literature, The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, Beacham's Research Guide to Biography and Criticism (six volumes), The Oxford Illustrated History of English Literature, The Literary Encyclopedia, The Columbia Companion to the 20th Century American Short Story, all of MagillOnLiterature Plus™, and much more.

» Magill's Medical Guide (the updated 2018 edition coming soon!)
Magills' Medical Guide is an online version of this critical health reference work. It contains hundreds of articles on a wide range of medical topics.

» MAS Full Text Ultra School Edition (S)
Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for popular high school magazines covering a wide-range of subject areas including history, science, careers and more.

» MasterFILE Premier (S)
Provides full text for general reference publications dating back to 1975, biographies and primary source documents. Contains an image collection of photos, maps and flags.

» Medline
Provides some full text on authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system and pre-clinical sciences.

» Military & Government Collection (S)
Offers current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, with a collection of periodicals, academic journals, and other pertinent content.

» NewsBank: America's Newspapers (S)
Easy access to articles from American Newspapers.

» Newspaper Source Plus (S)
Newspaper Source™ provides cover-to-cover full text for 5 national and 20 international newspapers including The Christian Science Monitor, The San Francisco Chronicle, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Times (London), and Toronto Star. The database also contains selected full text for more than 335 regional (U.S.) newspapers, including The Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Detroit Free Press, The Miami Herald, Daily News (New York), San Jose Mercury News, etc. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, and NPR.

» Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center
Pro and con arguments for current social, political and scientific issues. Provides facts, references, articles and links to appropriate web sites. The Critical Thinking Module supplements the database with interactive features, audio content and curriculum standards

» Oxford Music Online (Jan - Dec)
Access information on music including composers, performers and music concepts.

» Poetry & Short Story Reference Center (July - June)
This full-text database provides a historically rich collection of hundreds of thousands of classic and contemporary poems, as well as short stories, biographies, and authoritative essays on such topics as poetic forms, movements, and techniques—including contemporary content from the finest publishers.

» Points of View Reference Center (July - June)
Points of View Reference Center is a full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides more than 290 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide.

» Points of View Reference Center - Images (July - June)
Points of View Reference Center allows users to search available images and videos from the top toolbar. Users can search within the Image Quick View Collection and the Video Encyclopedia of the 20th Century.

» Political Science Complete (July - June)
Contains full text for more than 530 journals, and indexing and abstracts for over 2,900 titles, (including top-ranked scholarly journals), many of which are unique to the product. PSC has a worldwide focus, reflecting the globalization of contemporary political discourse. The database also features over 340 full-text reference books.

» The Press Enterprise (July - June)
Contains full text access to the Press Enterprise from 1992 - Present.

» Primal Pictures 3D Real-Time Dentistry/Dental Hygiene
Designed for dentists in training or practice, this module features over 100 3D views of head, neck, face, oral and nasal cavities, dentition, individual teeth in 3D and cross section, nerves, larynx and pharynx, sinuses, eye, brain and more. Funded by a Perkins Grant.

» Primary Search
Provides full text from popular, magazines for elementary school research dating back to 1990 and includes an assigned reading level indicator (Lexiles) for each article.

» Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection (S)
Covers articles on topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry and psychology, mental processes, anthropology and observational and experimental methods.

» Read It! (July - June)
This multi-purpose information resource is designed for middle/high school students and those who are new to the English language. ELL Reference Center will help ELLs to succeed academically and in everyday life by providing assistance as they conduct research, build their background knowledge and develop study skills. Customized content is designed to support ELL's English-language proficiency and comprehension - including literacy, researching, note-taking and academic writing.

» Regional Business News (S)
Full text for regional business journals, newspapers, and news wires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the U.S.

» Religion & Philosophy Collection (S)
This database is an essential tool for researchers and students of theology and philosophical studies, providing a full-text source of content pertaining to the topics related to and discussed in disciplines of religion and philosophy.

» SIRS Researcher
SIRS® Issues Researcher offers only the very best article selections from more than 2,000 international sources. Analysis and opinions cover the pros, cons, and everything in between of 345+ social, scientific, health, historic, economic, political, and global issues.

» Small Business Reference Center
Small Business Reference Center offers exclusive full text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as tools to address many small business topics. It includes business videos, a help and advice section and details on how to create business plans.

» SocIndex with Full Text (July - June)
SocINDEX with Full Text contains full text for 890 journals dating back to 1908. This database also includes full text for more than 850 books and monographs, and full text for over 16,800 conference papers.

» US Major Dailies
  • The New York Times (1980-present)
  • Wall Street Journal (1984-present)
  • Washington Post (1987-present)
  • Los Angeles Times (1985-present)
  • Chicago Tribune (1985-present)

(S) = Statewide Database Package
(July - June) = Subscription Cycle
(Jan - Dec) = Subscription Cycle