Monthly Archives: November 2012

Database profile: Academic Search Premier

Occasionally we’ll give you a little information on a database that the library subscribes to.

Our first profile is on EBSCO’s Academic Search Premier. Academic Search Premier is what is called a multidisciplinary database. Or, to look at it another way: if databases are like stores (with some databases specializing in one type of item or another), Academic Search Premier is like Target, where you can get a lot of different things in one place. In Academic Search Premier, you can find articles from all different types of sources, from newspapers to scholarly (or academic) journals. And these articles cover topics from current events to education, from business to biology, and everything in between.

One of the nice things about Academic Search Premier is that it can help you with your article citations. It also allows you to restrict your search to just magazine articles, or just those articles that are available full-text in the database. And if you are a member of the Ventura College community, you can also access this database from home!

To learn more about Academic Search Premier, call the Reference Desk at 805-654-6382 or just stop by.

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Welcome to the VC Library Blog

Welcome to the Ventura College Library blog. We’re glad you found it. Look here for news about the library, the occasional book review, and links to web sites or articles that we think you might find interesting.

To start things off, how about links to some of the local libraries in the area? Sometimes it’s easy to forget that we have some good public libraries that can be of service, especially when the library is closed for a holiday. But keep your local public library in mind.

Go check them out!

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