Need information about notable African-Americans for Black History Month? Have a report on famous children’s authors due for your early childhood education class? Want to find out more about your favorite author or celebrity? CPCC Libraries’ Resource of the Month can help you will all of these things!
Our featured resource for February is Biography Reference Center. This recent addition to NC Live complements Biography Reference Bank, a database that CPCC already subscribes to. Biography Reference Center offers a comprehensive collection of more than 461,000 full-text biographies, as well as thousands of narrative biographies that are not available in other databases.
In addition to keyword searching, users can also locate biographies of interest by browsing more than 30 genre categories, including actors, authors, composers, explorers, figures relevant to U.S. & world history, inventors, musicians, Presidents of the United States, current world leaders and many
Biography Reference Center may be accessed here or from the Research Databases section of the library website.
The CPCC Libraries now have access to a number of new online resources. Provided by NC Live, these databases expand coverage for already familiar resources, such as the EBSCOHost databases, as well as add several entirely new information sources. Starting this month and continuing into the coming months, we will be profiling a selection of these new databases in our Resource of the Month feature.
Our featured resource for January is Hoover’s. Hoover’s is a comprehensive business resource. It contains profiles of millions of public and private companies and important individuals in business, as well as hundreds of profiles of major industries. If you are in need of any business-related information, Hoover’s is your source for the most up-to-date, reliable information. Need help learning how to use Hoover’s? This database provides a thorough help section that includes a number of insightful training videos.
Interested in seeing what other new databases we have? Check out a full listing of all our new resources here.
Have questions about using this database or the research process in general? Feel free to contact a CPCC Librarian.
The November Resource of the Month is Global Issues in Context. This database focuses on broad issues, such as war, genocide, terrorism, human rights, poverty, famine, globalization, world trade, nuclear proliferation, and global warming, as well as more specific events and topics in the news that are related to these broader issues. It also includes detailed information on nations to provide a foundation for cross-cultural studies and, International periodicals and news sources that bring additional insight and currency.
Global Issues in Context includes a variety of sources and media formats:
Overviews summarizing background information, historical context, and contemporary stances
Expert perspectives analyzing an issue or event through multiple aspects
Reference documents providing background information on all issues and nations
Full-text international magazines, academic journals, and news sources
Statistics, including interactive graphs, tables, and charts
Links to Web sites, including government sites and organizations
Need to locate articles for an annotated bibliography? Find literary criticism on a work of literature? We have what you need! Literary Reference Center is a comprehensive database that provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. It includes literary criticism, book reviews, and biographical information. If you are working on a literature based research paper, this is the database to go to!
Do you need high-quality pictures of African masks for a presentation? Interested in learning more about the works of the masters of the Renaissance? Our Resource of the Month for May is CAMIO and it can help you research all of these areas…and more!. This database offers access to a wide selection of reproductions of the art collections of a number of major museums. From prehistoric to contemporary times, the collection covers a broad number of cultures and a complete range of expressive art forms. All images contained in CAMIO are licensed for use by students, faculty and staff for educational and research uses.
Need in-depth, credible information about a well-known person, either living or dead? Why not check out our April Resource of the Month, Biography Reference Bank Select? This database contains comprehensive biographical information for approximately 246,000 people from antiquity to the present. Additionally, it also contains thousands of images and hundreds of thousands of full-text articles.
Biography Reference Bank Select may be accessed here or from the Research Databases section of the library website.
CPCC Libraries featured resource of the month for March is Associates Programs Source Plus. This database is designed specifically with the two year college student in mind. It covers a wide range of subjects, including: alcohol & drug abuse counseling, biotechnology, computer & data processing, CAD, electrical technology, graphic arts, health information technology, interior design, law enforcement & criminal justice, paralegal studies, and travel & tourism.
Associates Programs Source Plus may be accessed here or from the Research Databases section of the library website.
CPCC Libraries featured resource of the month for February is Nursing Resource Center. This database is an excellent source of information for nursing and allied health students, providing access to a wide array of content needed for research papers and basic nursing theory overviews, including access to sample care plans, multimedia content, and full text reference. The easy to understand presentation of information also makes it a first-rate source for anyone seeking reliable health information about diseases, conditions and medications.
CPCC Libraries featured resource of the month for January is Credo Reference. This database contains over 600 encyclopedias, dictionaries, and atlases covering a wide range of subjects from literature, to law, to science and more. All titles are full-text searchable. Credo also offers the ability to seamlessly search within other library resources such as the CPCC Library Catalog and Academic Search Premier, making it a great place to begin your research.
CPCC Libraries featured resource of the month for November is Safari Tech Books Online. Safari Tech Books Online provides access to the most reliable and current collections of technical, creative, digital media, and business management e-books from leading publishers. You can search across the full text of 50 titles made available by the CPCC Libraries, as well as browse books by category to research a technical topic.
Safari Tech Books Online is located in the Research Databases area of the library website. You may also access the specific books located in the Safari database by doing a keyword search in our Online Catalog for “Safari books online”.
Need a Safari book not subscribed to by CPCC Libraries? Please contact Doug Short.