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Gale Databases

13 Databases Including:


Expanded Academic ASAP 
From arts and the humanities to social sciences, science and technology, this database meets research needs across all academic disciplines. Access scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers – many with full text and images! 
Student Resources in Context 
Student Resources In Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on a broad range of topics, people, places, and events. The new solution merges Gale’s authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience combined with new features such as “Search Assist” and quick fact boxes. 
Gale Virtual Reference Library (eBooks)  
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7.

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Academic Search PremierThis multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. Business Source Premier
Business Source Premier is the industry’s most used business research database, providing full text for more than 2,300 journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed titles. 
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 270 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide. Topics covered include: affirmative action, cloning, DNA profiling, HIV/AIDS status disclosure, immigration, Iraq, Israel & the Palestinians, Katrina and FEMA response, nuclear proliferation, separation of church and state, standardized testing, stem cell research, tax cuts, voting machines, and many more.

Google Scholar
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Google Scholar 
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research. 

Library Express

LearningExpress Library Interactive collection of tests, tutorials, and eBooks categorized in Learning Centers including School Center, College Preparation Center, College Center, High School Equivalency Center, Adult Learning Center, Career Center, and Recursos para Hispanohablantes (Spanish Center). 
LearningExpress Job & Career Accelerator Test preparation and skill building tools related to career and job readiness available through the LearningExpress Library. 
LearningExpress Computer Skills Center Interactive multimedia training tutorials to develop computer and internet skills available through the LearningExpress Library.

OCLC First Search

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OCLC catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide


As one of the premier scholarly journals of mission studies, Missiology is distinctively multi-disciplinary – covering history, theology, anthropology, communication theory, religious encounter, ecumenics, methodology. It is interconfessional – publishing works from Roman Catholic, conciliar, and conservative evangelical spheres. It is also practical – providing not just theoretical reflection, but applied mission science.

Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society (JETS)

JETS is a professional, academic society of Biblical scholars, teachers, pastors, students, and others involved in evangelical scholarship. We serve Jesus Christ and his church by fostering conservative, evangelical biblical scholarship.