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Research Guides 


Pathfinder Research Guides - Access Key:


*Databases marked with * indicate they are for FVTC students, faculty, staff and affiliates only.
To access FVTC Library databases from off-campus through the Library proxy:
Students: Username is your MyFVTC ID@fvtc.edu (EX: 123456789@fvtc.edu )
                 Password is your MyFVTC password.
Staff: Username is your network ID@fvtc.edu (EX: name@fvtc.edu)
          Password is your network password.

[W]     Wisconsin Access (Through Wisconsin IP address or BadgerLink* or WI Library Card)
  • Anyone can access these resources on the internet.

RESEARCH GUIDES: DATABASES BY TOPIC

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HEALTH and HUMAN SERVICES
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EDUCATION - TEACHING and LEARNING
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ADULT BASIC EDUCATION
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CAREER RESEARCH
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COMPUTERS AND TECHNOLOGY
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HISTORY
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SOCIOLOGY and CULTURE
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ENTERTAINMENT
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LITERATURE
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MISCELLANEOUS

BUSINESS and LAW

Databases marked with * indicate they are for FVTC students, faculty, staff and affiliates only.
* Business Source Premier* - The industry's most used business research database
* InfoTrac OneFile*Nursing, Health and Business Articles
* Market Research Monitor* - Business Research
* Westlaw Campus Research* - Hoover's, Black's Law dictionary

Wisconsin (Access through Wisconsin IP address or BadgerLink* or WI Library Card))
[W] Business Searching Interface
[W] EBSCOhost Consumer Reports
To keep up to date in your field, look for an eJournal in your program area: Bookmark it, or sign up for an electronic newsletter when available. See: Law & Public Safety and Business, Management & Finance and Marketing, Sales & Service.

NEWS

Databases marked with * indicate they are for FVTC students, faculty, staff and affiliates only.
* Military & Gov. Collection*- Current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government.
* Newspaper Source Plus*- Full-text newspapers, and television and radio news transcripts.
* Regional Business News*- Limited regional business publications.
* AP NewsMonitor Collection*- Real-time access to top world-wide news from Associated Press
* Web News*- EBSCO's News Harvester of top news feeds from around the globe.
* World News Digest*- News and Tools

Wisconsin (Access through Wisconsin IP address or BadgerLink* or WI Library Card)
[W] Access NewspaperARCHIVE
[W] Wisconsin Newspapers Digital Research Site

SOCIOLOGY and CULTURE


Databases marked with * indicate they are for FVTC students, faculty, staff and affiliates only.
* Humanities International Complete*- Journals, books and other sources from around the world.
* Britannica Online* - Encyclopedia  (Also great for comparing country profiles!)
* CultureGrams*- Country Information

Anyone can access this resource on the internet:
  • CIA - The World Factbook: Lists population, government, military, and economic information for nations recognized by the United States.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY


Databases marked with * indicate they are for FVTC students, faculty, staff and affiliates only.
* Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text*- Subject areas covered include: Criminology; criminal justice; criminal law and procedure; corrections and prisons; police and policing; criminal investigation; forensic sciences and investigation; history of crime; substance abuse and addiction; probation and parole.
* InfoTrac OneFile*
* Westlaw Campus Research* - Hoover's, Black's Law dictionary

Anyone can access this resource on the internet:
To keep up to date in your field, look for an eJournal in your program area: Bookmark it, or sign up for an electronic newsletter when available. Anyone can access these resources on the internet:  Law & Public Safety.

SCIENCE

Databases marked with * indicate they are for FVTC students, faculty, staff and affiliates only.
* Science Reference Center*- Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.
* GreenFILE*- Scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.

Wisconsin (Access through Wisconsin IP address or BadgerLink* or WI Library Card)
[W] Science Reference Center Interface
[W] Science Images and Animations

To keep up to date in your field, look for an eJournal in your program area: Bookmark it, or sign up for an electronic newsletter when available. Anyone can access these resources on the internet:  Agriculture, Horticulture & Natural Resources and Health & Human Services .
Search Google Scholar and Google Books for more free content. See also: Your taxes paid for these so everyone has free access to National Academies Press Free E-Books

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES


Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) (On campus only.)

Databases marked with * indicate they are for FVTC students, faculty, staff and affiliates only.
* AHFS Consumer Medication Information*- Published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, AHFS includes more than a thousand drug information monographs written in lay language for consumers.

* Alt HealthWatch*- Complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.

* CINAHL Plus with Full Text*: CINAHL Plus with Full Text is the world's most comprehensive source of full text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 770 journals indexed in CINAHL. This authoritative file contains full text for many of the most used journals in the CINAHL index - with no embargo. CINAHL Plus with Full Text is the definitive research tool for all areas of nursing and allied health literature.

* Consumer Health Complete - EBSCOhost*- Consumer-oriented health content. Includes Lexi-PAL Drug Guide.

* Health Source - Consumer Edition*- Topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.

* Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition*- Scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition also features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide.
* InfoTrac OneFile*- Nursing, Health and Business Articles -  (Handout: Finding AJOT)
* MEDLINE* - Information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing.
* OVID: Nursing Journals*
To keep up to date in your field, look for an eJournal in your program area: Bookmark it, or sign up for an electronic newsletter when available. See: Health & Human Services

COMPUTERS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY


Databases marked with * indicate they are for FVTC students, faculty, staff and affiliates only.

* Safari Technology E-Books*- Technical eBooks

To keep up to date in your field, look for an eJournal in your program area: Bookmark it, or sign up for an electronic newsletter when available. Anyone can access these resources on the internet: Information Technology and Printing Technologies

EDUCATION: TEACHING AND LEARNING


Databases marked with * indicate they are for FVTC students, faculty, staff and affiliates only.
* Education Research Complete* - Resource for education research. Topics covered include all levels of education from early childhood to higher education, and all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education, and testing.
* Educational Administration Abstracts - Bibliographic records covering areas related to educational administration, including educational leadership, educational management, educational research, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.

* ERIC* - Education Resource Information Center, contains more than 1.3 million records and links to more than 323,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966.
* InfoTrac OneFile* * Professional Development Collection*- Designed for professional educators.
* Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts*- Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, and information management.
To keep up to date in your field, look for an eJournal in your program area: Bookmark it, or sign up for an electronic newsletter when available. Anyone can access these resources on the internet: General Education

HISTORY


Databases marked with * indicate they are for FVTC students, faculty, staff and affiliates only.

* European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750*- Bibliographic database is a valuable index for libraries, scholars and individuals interested in European works that relate to the Americas.
* History Reference Center*- Reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, history periodicals, historical documents, biographies of historical figures, historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.

Wisconsin (Access through Wisconsin IP address or BadgerLink* or WI Library Card)
[W] History Reference Center Interface
[W] HeritageQuest Online

Anyone can access this resource on the internet:

LITERATURE


Databases marked with * indicate they are for FVTC students, faculty, staff and affiliates only.
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* Literary Reference Center*: Full text for more than 35,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, nearly 100,000 articles/essays of literary criticisms, author biographies, literary journals, book reviews, classic and contemporary poems, classic and contemporary short stories, author interviews, classic texts and much more.

Wisconsin (Access through Wisconsin IP address or BadgerLink* or WI Library Card)
[W] Novelist
[W] Novelist K-8
[W] LitFINDER

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION


Databases marked with * indicate they are for FVTC students, faculty, staff and affiliates only.
Wisconsin (Access through Wisconsin IP address or BadgerLink* or WI Library Card)
[W] LearningExpress Library
[W] Book Collection Nonfiction: High School Edition* | Middle School* | Elementary School*
[W] MAS Ultra - School Edition* | Middle Search Plus*| [W] Primary Search*
[W] School Edition PreK-12 (Elementary , Middle & High)| School Edition PreK-12 Mobile Access
[W] High School Edition| Middle School Edition | Elementary School Edition
[W] Spanish Reference Center (Juvenil & Enciclopedia Universal en Español)
[W] Enciclopedia Universal en Español | Enciclopedia Juvenil
[W] TeachingBooks| Learning Materials| Learning Zone
[W] High School Atlas| Middle School Atlas| Elementary Atlas

CAREER RESEARCH and JOB HUNTING


  Vocational Biographies (Ask a Librarian for login codes.)

ENTERTAINMENT

Databases marked with * indicate they are for FVTC students, faculty, staff and affiliates only.* Zinio* - Popular magazines you can view online (Create account to access FVTC Collection using your FVTC email address.)

Anyone can access these resources on the internet:

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MOBILE


FVTC PRIMO Mobile
EBSCOhost * Mobile

MISCELLANEOUS


[W] Wisconsin (Access through Wisconsin IP address or BadgerLink* or WI Library Card)
[W] Auto Repair Reference Center
[W] ECB Wisconsin Media Lab (Browse by Title)
[W] ECB Wisconsin Media Lab (Browse by Subject)
[W] Soundzabound


Always feel free to Ask a Librarian!



Find Books:  Printed and Electronic




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Physical Materials:
If you want to put your hands on something, use the FVTC Library CATALOG to find items available for checkout from the Library.

For items not found in our Library, check Worldcat* to see if the book is available through our FVTC Item Request Form.

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Electronic Format Materials:
Search All Library Databases at once.

Search our EBSCO eBook Collection*.

Google Books Search provides access to excerpts of books available electronically through the internet.

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Inter-Library Loan:
Use the FVTC Item Request Form to have books sent to an FVTC Outreach site for pick-up and return. 

Use the same FVTC Item Request Form to order books that are not available in the FVTC Library Collections. Allow 7 to 10 days for delivery.

* To access FVTC Library databases from off-campus through the Library proxy:

 Students: Username is your MyFVTC ID@fvtc.edu (EX: 123456789@fvtc.edu)
                      Password is your MyFVTC password.
      Staff: Username is your network ID@fvtc.edu (EX: name@fvtc.edu)
                Password is your network password.

E-Books through Wisconsin's Digital Library (OverDrive)

Overdrive is a resource provided by the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium to their patrons. Check to see if the local public library you use has Overdrive. You can use http://search.overdrive.com/ to access your local public library online for free ebooks, audio books, music and more.
You must:
1) Get a valid library card and PIN number from your local public Library to set up an online account.
2) Get an Adobe account https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/membership/index.cfm
3) Download an Adobe Digital Reader to your device. http://www.adobe.com/products/digital-editions/download.html

Free Internet Access to eBooks

There are many websites that collect links to Free E-Books such as Online Books and the Open Directory Project. You can also search by topic or title in Google Books. See also: Your taxes paid for these so everyone has free access to National Academies Press Free E-Books.


Always feel free to Ask a Librarian!



Find Journal Articles:  Printed and Electronic


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Physical Materials:
If you want to put your hands on something, use the FVTC Library CATALOG to find items available for checkout from the Library.



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Electronic Format Materials:
Search All Library Databases at once.

Search individual FVTC Library Databases* such as EBSCO.

Google Scholar searches all our databases and the internet. It tells you if you have access to "for-fee" content through FVTC Library Services.
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Inter-Library Loan:
Use the FVTC Item Request Form to order articles that are not available in the FVTC Library Collections.  Allow 7 to 10 days for delivery.

* To access FVTC Library databases from off-campus through the Library proxy:

 Students: Username is your MyFVTC ID@fvtc.edu (EX: 123456789@fvtc.edu)
                      Password is your MyFVTC password.
      Staff: Username is your network ID@fvtc.edu (EX: name@fvtc.edu)
                Password is your network password.

Popular Magazines through Zinio*:  Create Zinio account to access Library Collection.

Selected e-Journals with significant amount of free content:

Most Popular Magazines

Agriculture, Horticulture & Natural Resources

To keep up to date in your field, look for a journal in your program area: Bookmark it, or sign up for an electronic newsletter when available. Featured Forestry Resources:
Dictionary of Forestry
Encyclopedia of Forests and Forestry in the Americas
National Commission on Science for Sustainable Forestry
The State of America's Forests In addition to e-Journals with significant free content, here are some links to databases* that may assist you:

Aviation/Aeronautics/Pilot/Aircraft

To keep up to date in your field, look for a journal in your program area: Bookmark it, or sign up for an electronic newsletter when available.
See also: AOPA (Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association) Webinars.

In addition to e-Journals with significant free content, there are
SCIENCE databases* that may assist you.

Business, Management & Finance

To keep up to date in your field, look for a journal in your program area: Bookmark it, or sign up for an electronic newsletter when available. In addition to e-Journals with significant free content, here are some links to databases* that may assist you:

Construction

To keep up to date in your field, look for a journal in your program area: Bookmark it, or sign up for an electronic newsletter when available.

Plumbing

Welding

Wiring

In addition to e-Journals with significant free content, there are SCIENCE databases* that may assist you.

Interior Design

To keep up to date in your field, look for a journal in your program area: Bookmark it, or sign up for an electronic newsletter when available. In addition to e-Journals with significant free content, here are some links to databases* that may assist you:

Culinary & Hospitality

To keep up to date in your field, look for a journal in your program area: Bookmark it, or sign up for an electronic newsletter when available.

Engineering & Electronic Related Technologies

To keep up to date in your field, look for a journal in your program area: Bookmark it, or sign up for an electronic newsletter when available. In addition to e-Journals with significant free content, here are some links to databases* that may assist you:

Health & Human Services

To keep up to date in your field, look for a journal in your program area: Bookmark it, or sign up for an electronic newsletter when available.

Dental

Geriatric

Other

In addition to e-Journals with significant free content, here are some links to databases* that may assist you:

Information Technology

To keep up to date in your field, look for a journal in your program area: Bookmark it, or sign up for an electronic newsletter when available. In addition to e-Journals with significant free content, here are some links to databases* that may assist you:

Law Enforcement & Public Safety

To keep up to date in your field, look for a journal in your program area: Bookmark it, or sign up for an electronic newsletter when available.

Fire Fighting

Law Enforcement & Public Safety

In addition to e-Journals with significant free content, here are some links to databases* that may assist you:

Manufacturing

To keep up to date in your field, look for a journal in your program area: Bookmark it, or sign up for an electronic newsletter when available.

Supply Chain

Machine Tools

Wood

In addition to e-Journals with significant free content, here are some links to databases* that may assist you:

Marketing, Sales & Service

To keep up to date in your field, look for a journal in your program area: Bookmark it, or sign up for an electronic newsletter when available. In addition to e-Journals with significant free content, here are some links to databases* that may assist you:

Printing Technologies

To keep up to date in your field, look for a journal in your program area: Bookmark it, or sign up for an electronic newsletter when available. In addition to e-Journals with significant free content, here are some links to databases* that may assist you:

Transportation


To keep up to date in your field, look for a journal in your program area: Bookmark it, or sign up for an electronic newsletter when available.

Alternative Fuels

Diesel

Truck Driving

In addition to e-Journals with significant free content, here are some links to databases* that may assist you:

General Education

To keep up to date in your field, look for a journal in your program area: Bookmark it, or sign up for an electronic newsletter when available.

Early Childhood Education

Diversity Education

In addition to e-Journals with significant free content, here are some links to databases* that may assist you:
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