Archive for Databases

Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center

The WCC Library’s newest database purchase is Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center. This comprehensive career research database is broken down into three main sections:

  • Job and industry profiles
  • Job-hunting and workplace skills
  • Career and industry resources

Other features of this new resource are nearly 300 videos covering jobs, industries, and career development skills, as well as interviews with professionals in specific jobs.  There is also college, vocational and graduate school information for furthering your career.

If you have any questions or comments about the new Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center, please contact WCC Library staff at 919-739-6891 (ext. 6891 on-campus), or at wcc-library@waynecc.edu.

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New Database: Dentistry and Oral Sciences Source

Wayne Community College Library has a new subscription to the Dentistry and Oral Sciences Source database, available on the WCC Library homepage from the research databases drop-down menu.  This new acquisition was spurred on by awareness of the upcoming Dental department accreditation in early 2012.  However, not only does the Dentistry and Oral Sciences Source database look and search like other EBSCOhost databases now accessed through NC LIVE, it also covers all areas of dentistry from cosmetic to orthodontics. 

All the most in-depth information from journals, books and magazines is now available for anyone currently employed in dentistry or related occupations, for instructors teaching in these areas, or for students looking to move into dentistry or related fields as a future occupation.  For example, WCC’s dental hygiene and dental assisting departments will find many articles for their teaching or research needs.  If you have any questions or comments about the new Dentistry and Oral Sciences Source database, please contact WCC Library staff at 739-6891 or at wcc-library@waynecc.edu.

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New NC LIVE Resource: Job & Career Accelerator

This new resource from NC LIVE will allow any library patron to build a professional resume and cover letters, search local and national job listings, match his or her interests with career opportunities, and practice interview questions, as well as employ many other online careers aids to assist in a job or career search.

As part of the Learning Express Library, you can also take practice tests in career areas you are investigating, or in ones you have been matched to by the Job & Career Accelerator. 

To use the Job & Career Accelerator you will need to create either another brand new username and password, or use the  username and password you have already created through the Learning Express Library.  If you have any questions or comments about the Job & Career Accelerator, please contact WCC Library staff at 739-6891 or at wcc-library@waynecc.edu.

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New PBS Videos and Video Collection Interface from NC LIVE

NC LIVE has released twenty-four new PBS videos to be included in its PBS Video Collection. Among many other additional titles, this new release offers films such as Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey, Mansfield Park, and Persuasion as well as Ken Burns’ The War, Dickens’s Oliver Twist, and Shakespeare’s King Lear.  Also, the video collection interface has been upgraded to allow you to place a URL link to a video from NC LIVE on a Blackboard course page, or any other type of webpage. 

If you have any questions or comments about the PBS Video Collection, please contact the WCC Library Circulation Desk staff at 739-6891 or at wcc-library@waynecc.edu.

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New NC LIVE Homepage

On Tuesday, July 6, 2010, NC LIVE will reveal its new and improved homepage interface for everyone to use.  This new homepage has been available in a beta version as a link on the NC LIVE website since the beginning of the 2010.

Changes to NC LIVE include an expanded list of subject categories for the databases, new offerings in e-books, audio books and databases, as well as new business and job portals.

Visit the new LIVE homepage by using the NC LIVE link at the top of our Research Databases drop-down menu on the WCC Library homepage. If you have any questions or comments about the new NC LIVE webpage, please contact us at 739-6891 or at wcc-library@waynecc.edu.

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Nursing@Ovid

One of our newest databases is Nursing@Ovid, full of timely and authoritative information for nursing faculty and students. Full-text content of over sixty nursing journals can be cross-searched or browsed in this new database.  Two other medical databases, CINAHL Full-Text and Stat!Ref are also linked to Nursing@Ovid for simultaneous searching using the single interface.

A particularly interesting feature of Nursing@Ovid is the electronic journal tables of contents (eTOCs) option. With eTOCs you can track changes in a selected journal’s table of contents, or be notified when the newest issue is available to view, by setting up your own RSS feed or e-mail alert. Visit the WCC library webpage to access this database, as well as one or more of the many other research databases now available.

For more information about using any of these databases, or with any other research questions, contact us by phone at 919-739-6891, or ext. 6891 on-campus, or by email at wcc-library@waynecc.edu!

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New Library Database – Credo Reference

Credo Reference, one of the WCC Library’s newest research databases, is a vast, online reference library, providing searchable access to the full text of hundreds of highly regarded and popular titles. Credo also brings the facts alive with images, sound files, animations, videos and much more. New titles are added regularly and will be added to the more than 400+ titles already located in the database. Credo covers major subject areas from art to literature to science and everywhere in between.  For more information or help searching this resource, contact the WCC Library at 919-739-6891, or ext. 6891 on-campus, or by email at wcc-library@waynecc.edu.

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Introducing JSTOR!

In conjunction with our new EZ Proxy software, we are now proud to announce the addition of JSTOR to the many other research databases that we offer at the WCC Library.  JSTOR “offers a high-quality, interdisciplinary archive to support scholarship and teaching. It 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.”

If you have any questions about JSTOR or need any help in accessing or searching the database, please contact us at 919-739-6891, or ext. 6891 on-campus, or wcc-library@waynecc.edu.

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