3: Books as Information Sources:
Section 4 of 6, LIBARARY DATABASES FOR BOOKS, page 1 of 5.
LIBRARY DATABASES FOR BOOKS
The databases discussed here are provided by Troy University for their patrons. They may be accessed by faculty, staff, and registered students (taking classes during the current class term).
Book databases include:
- Biography Reference Bank: Contains articles and abstracts dealing with over 500,000 people. Where full text is not available, a list of databases is provided, indicating other databases in which full text of abstracts may be found.
- Book Collection: Nonfiction: Designed for K-12 school libraries, contains more than 2,000 full-text books addressing many areas of school curriculum, including social studies and science.
- Book Review Digest Plus: Covering over 550,000 books, provides indexes of reviews of current fiction and non-fiction, with over 100,000 reviews in full text.
- Cambridge Histories Online: Consists primarily of Cambridge Ancient History and Cambridge Economic History of Europe, both in several volumes.
- Credo Reference: Hundreds of reference books, covering all academic disciplines.
- Fiction Connection: Provides lists of suggested reading in fiction and biography titles. Users may select by author, genre, timeframe, etc., to find similar titles. Reviews, excerpts, and other information are included.
- Ebook Library: Online full-text academic books geared to the Troy University curriculum.
- NetLibrary: A specially-created online collection of nearly 50,000 full-text books, in a broad range of academic subject categories.
- Oxford Reference Online Premium: Offers over 175 reference works, covering a broad scope of subjects, published by the Oxford University Press.
- PsycBooks: Provides more than 10,000 chapters in full text from books on psychology and counseling, including those published by the APA and many classic books of historical impact in psychology.
As the saying goes, now we are cooking with gas.
Electronic books (eBooks) can be accessed by users anywhere, anytime.
Vital information: The username and password to access the databases of the Troy University Library is your TROY e-mail username and password.
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Quick tech note—Portable Document Format (PDF ):
Documents from databases and from other online resources may take the form of a PDF file that requires Adobe Reader (software) to view. You can obtain this free software from the Adobe WWW site at <http://www.adobe.com>.
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