Online Resources

For off-campus access: Simply login to the MyVCCCD portal when prompted.
Chronicle of Higher Education
Required reading for college faculty, administrators and staff.  Published weekly in Washington, DC.
Country Watch
Economic, political and cultural information for the entire world.
CQ Researcher
Background analysis of current events and controversial issues.
EBSCO
Academic Search Complete: is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. Searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,400 journals.
AHFS Consumer Medication: is a trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information, available in both English and Spanish. Published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, AHFS includes more than a thousand drug information monographs written in lay language for consumers and has been a Top Ten Award Winner in the Department of Health and Human Services National Consumer Education Materials Contest.
America: History and Life with Full Text: Covers the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present.
Business Source Elite: Full text access to over 1,000 business publications.
​ebook Academic Subscription:  Almost 120,000 e-books are available in this collection geared specifically to academic audiences. Topics include art, science, political science, religion, technology and engineering, and many more. Users can search by title, subject, and author, as well as full-text. You can view individual sections or chapters of books, as well as print or email them. Citation assistance is available.
ebook Community College Subscription: This is a collection of over 48,000 e-books geared specifically to community colleges. Topics include the humanities, the social sciences, business, and vocational education. Users can search by title, subject, and author, as well as full-text. You can view individual sections or chapters of books, as well as print or email them. Citation assistance is available..
EBSCOHost eBook Collection: Searchable full text of 19,000+ electronic books.
ERIC (Educational Resource Info. Ctr.): Developed and maintained by the U.S. Department of Education with access to 1.3 million records and 300,000 full-text reports.
European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750: database contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750.
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia: The online equivalent of F & W's print encyclopedia.
GreenFile: A full-text access collection of 5,000 environmental sources.
Health Source, Consumer Edition: provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines.
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition: Designed for allied health students.
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.
MAS Ultra - School Edition this database contains full text for nearly 500 popular, high school magazines. Also provides more than 360 full text reference books, 85,670 biographies, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and expanded full text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.
MasterFILE Complete this multidisciplinary database provides full text for more than 2,000 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1922. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Complete also contains full text for more than 1,000 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps & flags.
MEDLINE: Developed and maintained by the National Library of Medicine. Contains links to selected full-text sources available within EBSCO databases.
Military & Govt. Collection: this database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals, and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of those sites. The Military & Government Collection provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals and indexing and abstracts for more than 400 titles.
Newspaper Source Plus: 860 full text newspapers including the Ventura County Star.
Newswires: provides near real-time access to top world-wide news from Associated Press, United Press International, PR Newswire, Xinhua, CNN Wire, and Business Wire on a continuous basis.
PsychArticles: Articles from the American Psychological Association.
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection: Full text coverage for nearly 400 journals in psychology, psychiatry and anthropology.
Regional Business News: Full text from 100 US and Canadian regional business sources.
Web News: provides near real-time access to thousands of top news feeds from around the globe. This collection includes over 14,000 feeds covering a range of business and general news topics.
Ethnographic Video Online
includes over 1,0000 streaming video titles including documentaries, primary-source footage, and select feature films for the visual study of human culture and behavior. Videos in this collection range from the most-studied films for the anthropology classroom to indigenous media that give voice to lesser-known groups and cultures.
Ferguson's Career Guidance Center
Careers, resumes, cover letters and job searching.
Health Reference Center
Consumer medical information.
InfoTrac
Gale Virtual Reference Library: An electronic book collection focused on the social sciences. Also includes the Information Plus book series.
InfoTrac Educators Collection: Especially for education majors and future teachers.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context: Pro/con points of view, articles and other sources for writers of papers and speeches on current issues.
JSTOR
Journal storage. Historic articles especially for students in the social sciences.
ProQuest
Biology Journals: 250+ full-text academic journals for students in the life sciences.
National Newspapers: Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall St. Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Washington Post and others.
Research Library: 2600+ full-text periodicals and academic journals on all college subjects (compare to EBSCO).
PsychiatryOnline
Full-text of DSM-5 and journals from American Psychiatric Association. Especially for Psychology and Addictive Disorders Studies students.
Salem Press
 Medical, History and Earth Science encyclopedias. Print versions are also available in the Library.