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Temporary Access Databases-Available through June 15, 2020
The databases in this list are free trials that will be available until 6/15/2020. If you have feedback on any trial database, please contact the library at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applied Science & Technology Source Ultimate (EBSCO)
General science and technology articles from English-language periodicals published in the United States and elsewhere.
EBSCO eBooks: Harvard Business Review Publishing Collection
Includes the complete catalog of e-books published by the Harvard Business Review, a well-respected publisher of academic titles on business and economics.
EBSCO eBooks: History Collection
Over 12,000 full-text world history books from academic publishers.
EBSCO eBooks: ITCore
Over 3,500 academic ebooks covering a wide variety of IT topics, including networks, operating systems, programming, cybersecurity, system administration, and more.
EBSCO eBooks: Psychology Subscription Collection
A collection of popular e-books in psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, counseling and more.
Gale Interactive: Chemistry
Allows students to explore elements, reactions, crystals, molecules, and compounds. Users can explore 3-D models by zooming in, rotating, and dissecting them. Access is available until 6/15/2020. (To use, you must have the latest version of Firefox, Chrome, Safari, or Edge and a high speed Internet connection.)
Government Support Index Online (Omnigraphics)
A comprehensive online resource covering all federal domestic programs offering financial and non-financial assistance.
Important: Email email@example.com from your VGCC email account for access to this trial database.
Nursing Reference Center Plus (EBSCO)
An evidence-based point-of-care resource specifically for nurses that includes nursing care plans, nurse management and leadership topics, regulator and risk management topics, nursing skills checklists, video demonstrations of nursing practices, patient education handouts, and continuing education credits.
A suite of test preparation materials covering core academic skills, career preparation, graduate school admissions, and placement testing. Registration is required so that users can track their progress.
Social Work Reference Center (EBSCO)
Information resource for social workers and mental health professionals. Covers a wide array of topics such as social problems, adolescent health, aging, end-of-life care, clinical social work, and diversity.
Free Online Resources
Resources in this list include temporarily free or expanded access to partially free resources. Due to the current situation, they are being made available online at no cost, but access is determined by the vendor or host. You may be required to sign up for an account. These resources are not administered by VGCC Library Services.
(LIMITED ACCESS) Includes archives of over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work. The entire corpus is full-text searchable, offers search term highlighting, includes high-quality images, and is interlinked by millions of citations and references.
Journals: University of California Press
University of California Press has made access free to all of their online academic journals until June 2020.
Provides digital humanities and social science content for the scholarly community around the world. Normally offers free access to open access journals, but currently includes access to many paid journals and ebooks for free at the publishers' request. When searching, make sure you have selected "Only content I have access to."
This online library, containing ebooks, audiobooks and magazine articles, is making all of its content accessible for free for 30 days.
University of Michigan Press
University of Michigan Press has made over 1,000 ebooks in the humanities and social sciences available for free until June 30, 2020.
Through 5/25/2020, access to an expansive catalog of eTexts will be available for free to students/faculty at semester-calendar institutions who have been impacted by recent campus closures. Students simply log in to the VitalSource Bookshelf using their school email address. First Time Users need to create an account.
Films on Demand App
Films on Demand has an app for Apple and Android mobile devices. The app can be downloaded from the Apple Store or Google Play, depending on your device. For more information, please see the following links:
The Vietnam War by
Publication Date: 2017
10-part documentary of one of the most divisive, consequential and misunderstood events in American history
Here are just a few highlights from the trial databases.
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