Databases

Other Databases

 Although most of these databases are not included in the WCC Single Search, you may find them of interest and value to your research or personal information needs.  As with WCC Single Search, a remote user may be prompted to login with his or her Erwin Library barcode number.

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Business & Technology
Current Issues
E-Books
Education & Test Preparation
History & Government
Literature
Nursing & Allied Health
Videos

 

Quick Search

African-American Poetry

Content: Search poems from 1750-1900.

American Poetry

Content: Search poems written from 1650-1920.

American Slavery: A Composite Autobiography

Content: Access life histories of former slaves compiled from 4,000 interviews with ex-slaves.

Auto Repair Reference Center

Content: Search the most comprehensive collection of automobile repair reference information in the market.

English Poetry

Content: Search poems written from 600 to 1900.

Faber Poetry Library

Content: Search a collection of some of the most influential poets of the twentieth century. The Faber list spans the seventy-year history of this major publishing house.

Job & Career Accelerator

Content: Using this database you can create resumes and cover letters, learn interviewing techniques, and prepare for related exams. Access millions of job listings.

Kids Search

Content: A search interface designed specifically for elementary/middle school students according to their needs and search abilities.

LearningExpress Library

Content: Access practice tests and self-paced courses for students and adult learners.

PBS Video Collection

Content: Search 263 streaming videos from PBS.

Salem History

Content:  A new database for history research, Salem History contains the cross-searchable content of printed reference sets published by Salem Press, with more sets being added as they are published.  Currently the database includes the complete full-text content of the thirty-two volume Great Events from History set, covering Prehistory through the year 2000, with an additional three volumes detailing Modern Scandals (1904-2008).

Salem Science

Content:  Salem Science is a new science reference database launched in 2009 by Salem Press featuring as its first titles the Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Forensic Science, with more titles coming soon.

Sanborn Maps North Carolina

Content: Search this database of digital Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970, which provides access to large-scale historical maps of North Carolina towns and cities.

Searchasaurus

Content: User search experience for users in primary education: includes Primary Search, Middle Search Plus, TOPICsearch.

Simply Map

Content: Search a web-based mapping application that lets you create professional-quality maps and reports using demographic, business, and marketing data.

Statistical Abstract of the United States Online Edition

Content:  The ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States.

Twentieth Century African-American Poetry

Content: Search a database of modern and contemporary African American poetry, featuring almost 9,000 poems by 62 of the most important African American poets of the last century.

Twentieth Century English Poetry

Content: Search a collection of more than 600 volumes of poetry by 283 poets from 1900 to the present day.

Art & Images

Sanborn Maps North Carolina

Content: Search this database of digital Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970, which provides access to large-scale historical maps of North Carolina towns and cities.

Business & Technology

Auto Repair Reference Center

Content: Search the most comprehensive collection of automobile repair reference information in the market.

Morningstar Investment Research Center

Content: “Get comprehensive financial information on New York Stock Exchange, American Stock Exchange, and NASDAQ stocks.  Find comprehensive financial information on thousands of mutual funds, including the Morningstar star rating.  See financial information on hundreds of exchange-traded funds with up-to-date information on returns, reports and Morningstar ratings.  Get return information on various investment indexes, types, sectors, and styles.  Plus, test drive our robust yet easy- to-use portfolio tools and calculators to determine what your asset mix should be, how your investments are working together, and more.”

Simply Map

Content: Search a web-based mapping application that lets you create professional-quality maps and reports using demographic, business, and marketing data.”

Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Content: “Through a collection of comprehensive full-text content, Small Engine Repair Reference Center provides users with detailed, yet user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines.

Resource includes over 440 full-text reference books with original photos and illustrations that guide the user through every job;information on more than 25 years of many engine models; more than 80,000 repairs covered; routine maintenance information on topics such as tune-ups, brake service, and even extensive repairs involving engine and transmission disassembly.  The user has the ability to select a type of product, specific brand, specific model/engine type, and specific area of that model/engine type; all model numbers are also searchable.  Features PDF full text for all documents, and original photos and illustrations to guide the user through every job step-by-step.”

Current Issues

Statistical Abstract of the United States Online Edition

Content:  The ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States.

E-Books

Salem History

Content:  A new e-book database for history research, Salem History contains the cross-searchable content of printed reference sets published by Salem Press, with more sets being added as they are published.  Currently the database includes the complete full-text content of the thirty-two volume Great Events from History set, covering Prehistory through the year 2000, with an additional three volumes detailing Modern Scandals (1904-2008).

Salem Science

Content:  Salem Science is a science e-book reference database launched in 2009 by Salem Press featuring as its first titles the Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Forensic Science, with more titles coming soon.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Content: “Through a collection of comprehensive full-text content, Small Engine Repair Reference Center provides users with detailed, yet user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines.

Resource includes over 440 full-text reference books with original photos and illustrations that guide the user through every job;information on more than 25 years of many engine models; more than 80,000 repairs covered; routine maintenance information on topics such as tune-ups, brake service, and even extensive repairs involving engine and transmission disassembly.  The user has the ability to select a type of product, specific brand, specific model/engine type, and specific area of that model/engine type; all model numbers are also searchable.  Features PDF full text for all documents, and original photos and illustrations to guide the user through every job step-by-step.”

Education & Test Preparation

Job & Career Accelerator

Content: Using this database you can create resumes and cover letters, learn interviewing techniques, and prepare for related exams. Access millions of job listings.

Kids Search

Content: A search interface designed specifically for elementary/middle school students according to their needs and search abilities.

LearningExpress Library

Content: Access practice tests and self-paced courses for students and adult learners.

Searchasaurus

Content: User search experience for users in primary education: includes Primary Search, Middle Search Plus, TOPICsearch.

History & Government

American Slavery: A Composite Autobiography

Content: Access life histories of former slaves compiled from 4,000 interviews with ex-slaves.

Salem History

Content:  A new database for history research, Salem History contains the cross-searchable content of printed reference sets published by Salem Press, with more sets being added as they are published.  Currently the database includes the complete full-text content of the thirty-two volume Great Events from History set, covering Prehistory through the year 2000, with an additional three volumes detailing Modern Scandals (1904-2008)

Literature

African-American Poetry

Content: Search poems from 1750-1900.

American Poetry

Content: Search poems written from 1650-1920.

English Poetry

Content: Search poems written from 600 to 1900.

Faber Poetry Library

Content: Search a collection of some of the most influential poets of the twentieth century. The Faber list spans the seventy-year history of this major publishing house.

Literature Resource Center

Content: Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.

OED Online

Content:  OED Online is the complete, searchable online version of the Oxford English Dictionary.  “The OED …  is a historical dictionary … [forming] a record of all the core words and meanings in English over more than 1,000 years, from Old English to the present day, and including many obsolete and historical terms. Meanings are ordered chronologically in the OED, according to when they were first recorded in English, so that senses with the earliest evidence of usage appear first and more recent senses appear further down the entry – like a ‘family tree’ for each word.”

Twentieth Century African-American Poetry

Content: Search a database of modern and contemporary African American poetry, featuring almost 9,000 poems by 62 of the most important African American poets of the last century.

Twentieth Century English Poetry

Content: Search a collection of more than 600 volumes of poetry by 283 poets from 1900 to the present day.

Nursing & Allied Health

A.D.A.M. Interactive Anatomy

Content:  “A.D.A.M. Interactive Anatomy online contains the most comprehensive digital database of detailed anatomical images in the world, including illustrated, fully dissectible male and female bodies.

The database includes point-and-click identification capabilities of over 20,000 anatomical structures and is peer-reviewed by a team of leading anatomists to ensure anatomical accuracy.”

Dental Education in Video

Content:  “Dental Education in Video is a video encyclopedia of dentistry and dental technique, delivering instant online access to hundreds of high-definition videos featuring world-renowned clinicians and educators. It provides hundreds of hours of demonstrations from American Dental Association-approved content partners, together with interviews and lectures, for students and faculty in dental surgery, medicine, oral hygiene, assisting, and nursing.”

Job & Career Accelerator

Content: Using this database you can create resumes and cover letters, learn interviewing techniques, and prepare for related exams. Access millions of job listings.

LearningExpress Library

Content: Access practice tests and self-paced courses for students and adult learners.

Nursing Digital Library

Content:  “This searchable digital library … is a compilation of over 150 individual titles produced for use in nursing education featuring over 120 hours of nursing training videos from a variety of respected producers.  New product is added on a regular basis, and all titles are indexed and divided into short segments for easy access to the topics you are most interested in watching.  You may seamlessly link segments or entire programs to your Course Management System.”

Nursing Education in Video

Content: “Nursing Education in Video is a unique online collection of videos created specifically for the education and training of nurses, nursing assistants, and other healthcare workers. All of the videos in the collection have been created with the guidance of the Medcom-Trainex advisory board, and are regularly reviewed for accuracy, currency, and compliance with US Federal regulations from agencies such as OSHA and CMS.”

This current release includes 260 videos.”

Salem Science

Content:  Salem Science is a science reference database launched in 2009 by Salem Press featuring as its first titles the Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Forensic Science, with more titles coming soon

Video On Demand

Content:  Fifty-five of the most popular videos from Insight Media, covering topics such as Research Design, Communication, Critical Thinking, Psychology, Allied Health Staff Behavior and Communication, as well as Dance, Design and Drama.

Videos

American History in Video

Content:  “American History in Video provides the largest and richest collection of video available online for the study of American history, with 2,000 hours and more than 5,000 titles on completion. The collection allows students and researchers to analyze historical events, and their presentation over time, through commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries. This release now provides 5,752 titles, equaling approximately 1,482 hours.”

Criminal Justice and Public Safety in Video

Content:  Criminal Justice and Public Safety in Video “is a collection of documentaries, training videos, and interviews illustrating the strategies, techniques, and experiences of professionals serving on the front lines of justice and public safety. This release provides 467 titles, equaling approximately 332 hours, growing regularly.”

Dental Education in Video

Content:  “Dental Education in Video is a video encyclopedia of dentistry and dental technique, delivering instant online access to hundreds of high-definition videos featuring world-renowned clinicians and educators. It provides hundreds of hours of demonstrations from American Dental Association-approved content partners, together with interviews and lectures, for students and faculty in dental surgery, medicine, oral hygiene, assisting, and nursing.”

Films on Demand

Content:  “Access over six thousand videos, to view on your individual computer screen, project onto a classroom’s ceiling-mounted projector screen, or include as a link on a Moodle class page to either an entire video or selected segments.    Subject areas include modules for Humanities & Social Sciences, Business & Economics, Science & Mathematics, Health & Medicine, Technical Education, Family & Consumer Sciences, Careers & Job Search, as well as Guidance & Counseling.

Nursing Digital Library

Content:  “This searchable digital library … is a compilation of over 150 individual titles produced for use in nursing education featuring over 120 hours of nursing training videos from a variety of respected producers.  New product is added on a regular basis, and all titles are indexed and divided into short segments for easy access to the topics you are most interested in watching.  You may seamlessly link segments or entire programs to your Course Management System.”

Nursing Education in Video

Content: “Nursing Education in Video is a unique online collection of videos created specifically for the education and training of nurses, nursing assistants, and other healthcare workers.  All of the videos in the collection have been created with the guidance of the Medcom-Trainex advisory board, and are regularly reviewed for accuracy, currency, and compliance with US Federal regulations from agencies such as OSHA and CMS.”

This current release includes 260 videos.”

PBS Video Collection

Content: Search 263 streaming videos from PBS.

Theatre in Video

Content:  “Theatre in Video contains more than 250 of the world’s most important plays, together with more than 100 video documentaries, online in streaming video—more than 500 hours in all*. These definitive performances, by leading actors and directors, have been painstakingly licensed from a wide range of copyright holders. They are now delivered to you over the Internet, in a revolutionary new format developed specifically for drama.”

Video On Demand

Content:  Fifty-five of the most popular videos from Insight Media, covering topics such as Research Design, Communication, Critical Thinking, Psychology, Allied Health Staff Behavior and Communication, as well as Dance, Design and Drama.

World History in Video

Content:  World History in Video “is a wide-ranging collection of critically acclaimed documentaries that allow students and researchers to explore human history from the earliest civilizations to the late twentieth century. The video content offered here is truly global in scope, covering Africa and the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Oceania. Upon completion, the collection will contain 1,000 hours of streaming video that offers access to more than 1,750 important, critically acclaimed documentaries from filmmakers worldwide. This release provides 917 titles, equaling approximately 591 hours, growing regularly.