A-Z Databases

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New / Trial Databases

The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
Research diverse perspectives, topics and trends that align with curricular areas such as Political Science, English, Sociology, Humanities, Business, International Studies and more. Features reliable, credible information from a wide variety of international, national and local news sources. Available remotely 24/7 on any device.
African-American History This link opens in a new window
African-American History
Supporting discussions and research around diversity, equity and social justice, Black Life in America covers the experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media. This collection offers “suggested searches” to guide students to pertinent topics from social justice, politics, arts, literature, key people, etc.
Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center This link opens in a new window
Welcome to Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center’s “Explore Careers.” These tools and resources will help you assess your interests, identify professions that match them, and prepare for your career.
Designed to support discussions and understanding about Hispanic history, culture and daily life, Hispanic Life in America is a vital tool for exploring the profound impact of Hispanic Americans on the nation.
Library Music Source - CD SheetMusic™ Online This link opens in a new window
Available only on campusl. Click ‘Find Music’ to start your search. LibraryMusicSource offers an expansive selection of music resources for musicians, students, teachers and music lovers around the world. This comprehensive collection of digital sheet music includes obscure and hard-to-find pieces along with all the beloved classics. In addition to this vast catalog includes an extensive range of vocal solos, opera scores, orchestral parts and so much more! Home page.
NewsBank, inc. has been a premier information provider for more than 45 years. Our comprehensive resources meet the diverse research needs of public libraries, colleges and universities, schools, military and government libraries, and professionals around the world. NewsBank consolidates current and archived information from thousands of newspaper titles, as well as newswires, web editions, blogs, videos, broadcast transcripts, business journals, periodicals, government documents and other publications. Using these online resources, researchers in libraries around the world can easily explore tens of millions of current and archived news articles and obituaries in order to pinpoint information from primary sources at the local, state, regional, national and international levels. NewsBank also offers online educational resources covering all academic curricula. Aligned with state standards and targeting all subject areas, NewsBank's school-focused solutions include primary sources and inquiry-based projects that support learning, enhance research and help develop critical thinking skills.
Explore Columbia history through local news, events and people with The State Collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online. Available remotely 24/7 on any device.
World Almanac for Kids Elementary This link opens in a new window
Science projects, videos, articles, games, maps, quizzes,
graphic organizers. Math Corner and over 15 STEM topics
on animals, insects, flowers, forces and motion, matter,
solar system, sound and light, weather, scientists, and
World Almanac for Kids Intermediate This link opens in a new window
Provides articles, videos, games, printable worksheets and
outline maps, lesson plans on science, math, earth, and more
Writer's Reference Center This link opens in a new window
Writer’s Reference Center provides users with a convenient one-stop location for all of the tools necessary to write and research effectively. From the mechanics of writing and grammar to style and research, this indispensable online resource thoroughly covers the fundamentals of quality writing, provides a wealth of vocabulary-building dictionaries, and presents a step-by-step guide to writing a good essay.