Cerro Coso Community College

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Databases: Searching different databases will result in finding different articles. General databases have a wide variety of information, while Subject databases focus primarily on one subject.

Websites: These are some Websites that may help you in your search for information.

Administration of Justice

Catalog Subject Headings

Criminal justice, Administration of; Law enforcement; Police; Police administration; Criminal investigation; Crime; Criminology; Criminals; Criminal psychology; Victims of crime; Homicide; Forensic sciences.

Call Numbers

HV6001-HV7220.5Criminology
HV7231-HV9960Criminal Justice Administration
-> HV7435-HV7439-> Gun Control
-> HV7551-HV8280.7-> Police. Detectives
—> HV8073-HV8079—> Criminal investigation
-> HV8301-HV9920.7-> Penology. Prisons. Corrections

Books

  • Encyclopedia of Criminology and Deviant Behavior — REF HV 6016 .E53 2001
  • Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice — REF HV 6017 .E52 2002
  • Encyclopedia of American Crime — REF HV 6789 .S54 2001
  • Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement — REF HV 7921 .E53 2005
  • Criminal Justice — REF KF 9214.5 .C75 2006
  • Crime and Punishment in the United States — EBOOK HV 6779 2008
  • Battleground: Criminal Justice — EBOOK HV 7411 2007
  • Handbook of Policing, Ethics, and Professional Standards — EBOOK HV 7419 .H376 2012
  • Criminal Justice Theory — EBOOK HV 7419 2007
  • Policing in America — EBOOK HV 8133 .S84 2008

Databases

General: Academic Search Complete; Films on Demand; Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center (OVRC).
Subject: Explora; Military & Government Collection.

Websites

American Sign Language

Catalog Subject Headings

American Sign Language; Sign language; Deaf; Deafness; Hearing; Hearing disorders; Hearing Impaired Persons; Hearing impaired.

Call Numbers

HV2000-HV2999Deaf. Hearing impaired

Books

  • Random House American Sign Language Dictionary — REF HV 2475 .C67 1994
  • American Sign Language Phrase Book — REF HV 2475 .F36 1994
  • Signing in Fourteen Languages — REF HV 2475 .P75 2000
  • American Sign Language — REF HV 2475 .S77 1998
  • Reading Between the Signs Workbook — EBOOK BJ 1838 .M56 2004
  • Deaf American Literature — EBOOK HV 2471 .P38 2000
  • Syntax of American Sign Language — EBOOK HV 2474 .S994 2000
  • Encyclopedia of Deafness and Hearing Disorders — EBOOK RF 290 .T93 2004

Databases

General: Academic Search Complete; Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center (OVRC).
Subject: Explora.

Websites

  • American Sign Language University — Lessons, ASL dictionary videos, quizzes, and more.
  • Deaf Resource Library — A collection of links related to the deaf community, sign language, schools, scholarships, and organizations.
  • Handspeak — Videos for sign language words as well as some information on the culture.
  • Signing Savvy — A resource for American Sign Language learners that contains videos for a number of words.

Anthropology

Catalog Subject Headings

Anthropology; Human beings; Paleontology; Human evolution; Social evolution.

Call Numbers

GN1-GN890Anthropology
-> GN49-GN298-> Physical anthropology
-> GN301-GN674-> Ethnology. Social and cultural anthropology.
-> GN700-GN890-> Prehistoric archaeology
QE701-QE760Paleontology
QH359-QH425Evolution

Books

  • Dictionary of Anthropology — REF GN 307 .D485 1997
  • Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology — REF GN 307 .E525 2005
  • Encyclopedia of World Cultures — REF GN 307 .E53 1991
  • Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life — REF GN 333 .W37 2009
  • Cambridge Dictionary of Human Biology and Evolution — REF QP 34.5 .M24 2005
  • Biographical Dictionary of Social and Cultural Anthropology — EBOOK GN 20 .B5 2004
  • Guts and Brains: An Integrative Approach to the Hominin Record — EBOOK GN 281.4 2007
  • Bones, Stones, and Molecules: “Out of Africa” and Human Origins — EBOOK GN 282 2004
  • Origin and Evolution of Cultures — EBOOK GN 360 .B69 2005
  • Cambridge Dictionary of Human Biology and Evolution — EBOOK QP 34.5 .M24 2005

Databases

General: Academic Search Complete; Films on Demand; Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center (OVRC).
Subject: Explora; JSTOR; Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection.

Websites

Art

Catalog Subject Headings

Art; Art—History; Color; Painting; Drawing—Technique; Photography; Photography, Artistic; Ceramics; Pottery; Sculpture; Architecture; Decoration and ornament.

Call Numbers

N1-N9165Visual arts
NA1-NA9428Architecture
NB1-NB1952Sculpture
NC1-NC1940Drawing. Design. Illustration
ND25-ND3416Painting
NK3700-NK4695Ceramics
TP785-TP869Clay industries. Ceramic. Glass
TR1-TR1050Photography
TT205-TT267Metalworking
TT919-TT925Pottery

Books

  • Oxford Dictionary of Art — REF N 33 .O93 2004
  • Gardner’s Art through the Ages — REF N 5300 .G252 2008
  • Focal Encyclopedia of Photography — REF TR 9 .F6 2007
  • Oxford Companion to the Photograph — REF TR 9 .O94 2005
  • Illustrated Dictionary of Practical Pottery — REF TT 919.5 .F68 2000
  • Hutchinson Dictionary of Symbols in Art — EBOOK N 33 .H88 2005
  • Art of Art History: A Critical Anthology — EBOOK N 7480 2009
  • Pottery Making Techniques — EBOOK TT 920 .P68 2004

Databases

General: Academic Search Complete; Films on Demand; Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center (OVRC).
Subject: Explora; JSTOR.

Websites

Biology

Catalog Subject Headings

Biology; Life (Biology); Natural History; Bioethics; Physiology; Anatomy; Cells; Biotechnology.

Call Numbers

QH1-QH278.5Natural history
QH301-QH705.5Biology
-> QH359-QH425-> Evolution
-> QH426-QH470-> Genetics
-> QH540-QH549.5-> Ecology
-> QH573-QH671-> Cytology
QM1-QM695Anatomy
QP1-QP981Physiology
QR1-QR502Microbiology

Books

  • Penguin Dictionary of Biology — REF QH 13 .N62 2004
  • McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Bioscience — REF QH 302.5 .M382 2003
  • Encyclopedia of Bioethics — REF QH 332 .E52 2004
  • Oxford Companion to the Body — REF QM 7 .O96 2001
  • Cambridge Dictionary of Human Biology and Evolution — REF QP 34.5 .M24 2005
  • Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology — EBOOK QD 415 .A25 2000
  • Facts on File Dictionary of Biology — EBOOK QH 302.5 .F38 2005
  • Encyclopedia of Life Science — EBOOK QH 309.2 2009
  • Encyclopedia of Evolution — EBOOK QH 360.2 2007
  • Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology — EBOOK QH 575 2007

Databases

General: Academic Search Complete; Films on Demand; Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center (OVRC).
Subject: Explora; GreenFILE; JSTOR; Scientific American Archive Online.

Websites

  • Anatomy Drill and Practice — Illustrated flash cards to help learn anatomy terms and locations.
  • Biology Project — Tutorials on biology, with problems and answers for each section.
  • InnerBody — Guide to human anatomy, with information on various internal systems, their labels, and how they work.
  • JSTOR Plant Science — Database of plant images, reports, and more, categorized geographically.
  • Online Biology Book — An online biology book that contains information as well as images and some links.
  • Science Daily — News, research, and information about the scientific world.

Business

Catalog Subject Headings

Accounting; Business; Bookkeeping; Investments; Finance; Management; Corporate Culture; Industrial Relations; Personnel Management; Employees—Training of; Industrial Management; Communication in Management; Sales Management; Management Information Systems; Business Consultants; Consumer Behavior; Executive Ability; Marketing; Advertising.

Call Numbers

HD28-HD70Management
HF1-HF6182Commerce
-> HF5001-HF6182-> Business
—> HF5410-HF5417.5—> Marketing
—> HF5601-HF5689—> Accounting
HG1-HG9999Finance

Books

  • Encyclopedia of Management — REF HD 30.15 .E49 2006
  • Oxford Dictionary of Accounting — REF HF 5621 D53 2005
  • West’s Business Law — REF KF 888 .C55 2006
  • Battleground: Business — EBOOK HF 1008 .B38 2007
  • Encyclopedia of American Business History — EBOOK HF 3021 2006
  • Global Business Etiquette — EBOOK HF 5389 2006
  • Essential Accounting Dictionary — EBOOK HF 5621 2008
  • AMA Handbook of Business Writing — EBOOK HF 5726 2010

Databases

General: Academic Search Complete; Films on Demand; Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center (OVRC).
Subject: Business Source Elite; Explora; Professional Development Collection; Regional Business News.

Websites

Chemistry

Catalog Subject Headings

Chemistry; Chemistry, Physical and Theoretical; Surface Chemistry; Chemical Bonds; Chemists; Biochemistry; Chemical Kinetics.

Call Numbers

QD1-QD999Chemistry

Books

  • McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology — REF Q 121 .M3 2007
  • Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry — REF QD 148 .E53 2005
  • Van Nostrand’s Encyclopedia of Chemistry — REF QD 4 .V36 2005
  • McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Chemistry — REF QD 5 .M36 2003
  • Lange’s Handbook of Chemistry — REF QD 65 .L36 2005
  • Chemistry — EBOOK QD 11 .C49 2004
  • Chemistry: Decade by Decade — EBOOK QD 15 2007
  • Encyclopedia of Chemistry — EBOOK QD 4 .R57 2005

Databases

General: Academic Search Complete; Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center (OVRC).
Subject: Explora; JSTOR; Scientific American Archive Online.

Websites

Child Development

Catalog Subject Headings

Child development; Early childhood education; Education, preschool; Education.

Call Numbers

HQ767.8-HQ792.2Children. Child development
LB5-LB3640Theory and practice of education
-> LB1050.9-LB1091-> Educational psychology
-> LB1101-LB1139-> Child study
-> LB1139.2-LB1139.5-> Early childhood education
-> LB1140-LB1140.5-> Preschool education. Nursery schools
-> LB1705-LB2286-> Education and training of teachers and administrators
LC8-LC6691Special aspects of education
-> LC3950-LC4806.5-> Exceptional children and youth. Special education
PZ5-PZ90Children's literature

Books

  • Child Development — REF HQ 772 .C436 2002
  • Encyclopedia of Education — REF LB 15 .E47 2003
  • Greenwood Dictionary of Education — REF LB 15 .G68 2003
  • Encyclopedia of Special Education — REF LC 4007 .E53 2007
  • Understanding Behaviour and Development in Early Childhood — EBOOK LB 1060.2 2011
  • Key Issues in Early Years Education — EBOOK LB 1139.23 2010
  • Early Childhood Assessment — EBOOK LC 4069.2 2008

Databases

General: Academic Search Complete; Films on Demand; MAS Ultra - School Edition; Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center (OVRC); Primary Search.
Subject: ERIC; Explora; Professional Development Collection.

Websites

  • California Department of Education — Information for instructors in California on developing curricula, testing, statistics, and more.
  • National Center of Education Statistics — Find information and surveys on elementary, secondary, and postsecondary education as well as data tools, such as statistics on local schools regarding type, class size, demographic breakdowns, and more.
  • ReadToday — Printable activities that help children learn to read and recognize shapes, colors, words, and more in four different languages.
  • Starfall — Help kids learn to read with interactive phonics games with audio.
  • ZerotoThree — News and detailed information and resources on the behavior, development, care and education of infants and toddlers.

Computer Information Systems

Catalog Subject Headings

Computers; Cybernetics; Computer science; Electronics; Database management; Computer networks; Computer programming; Computer security; Data protection; Web sites; Web site development; Java (Computer program language); C++ (Computer program language); HTML (Document markup language); Microsoft Word; Microsoft Excel (Computer file); Microsoft PowerPoint (Computer file); Microsoft Outlook.

Call Numbers

QA75.5-QA76.95Electronic computers. Computer science
TK5101-TK6720Telecommunication
TK7800-TK8360Electronics
Z52-Z52.5Word processing

Books

  • Dictionary of Computing — REF QA 76.15 .D526 2004
  • Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology — REF QA 76.15 .H43 2003
  • Advanced Internet Searcher’s Handbook — REF ZA 4201 .B688 2004
  • Encyclopedia of Information Ethics and Security — EBOOK HM 851 2008
  • Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology — EBOOK QA 76.15 2009
  • Beginning HTML with CSS and XHTML — EBOOK QA 76.76 .H94 2007

Databases

General: Academic Search Complete; Films on Demand; Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center (OVRC).
Subject: Explora; Scientific American Archive Online.

Websites

  • Good Tutorials — Learn to code, use computer programs such as Photoshop, and get technology tips.
  • Internet101 — Basic information about using the Internet.
  • Programmers Heaven — Tutorials and forums for a variety of programming codes.
  • W3Schools Online Web Tutorials — Find tutorials for coding and creating websites.
  • Web Design References — Links to tutorials on web design, coding, and usability.
  • Webopedia — Contains articles and definitions about computer and Internet terms as well as links to outside sources.
  • What Is — Encyclopedia of computer and Internet terminology, as well as research information.

Digital Media Arts

Catalog Subject Headings

Computer graphics; Image processing—Digital techniques; Computer animation; Adobe Photoshop; Adobe Illustrator (Computer file).

Call Numbers

QA75.5- QA76.95Electronic computers. Computer science.
T351-T385Mechanical drawing. Engineering graphics
TR267-TR267.5Digital photography and software
TR845-TR899Cinematography

Books

  • Digital Filmmaking Handbook — REF TR 860 .L64 2006
  • Gardner’s Computer Graphics & Animation Dictionary — REF TR 897.5 .G37 2003
  • Digital Painting in Photoshop — EBOOK T 385 2009
  • How to Do Everything Adobe Illustrator CS4 — EBOOK T 385 2009
  • How to Do Everything Adobe Photoshop CS4 — EBOOK T 385 2009
  • Animation from Pencils to Pixels — EBOOK TR 897.7 .W55 2006

Databases

General: Academic Search Complete.
Subject: Explora; Scientific American Archive Online.

Websites

  • Adobe TV — Video tutorials for using Adobe products like Flash or Photoshop.
  • Good Tutorials — Learn to code, use computer programs such as Photoshop, and get technology tips.
  • Webopedia — Contains articles and definitions about computer and Internet terms as well as links to outside sources.

Drafting

Catalog Subject Headings

Mechanical drawing; Blueprints; Engineering design.

Call Numbers

T351- T385Mechanical drawing. Engineering graphics.
TA401-TA492Materials of engineering and construction

Books

  • Fundamentals of Engineering Drawing — REF T 353 .L88 1986
  • Expert CAD Management — EBOOK TA 174 2007
  • Blueprint Reading — EBOOK TH 431 2009
  • Standard Handbook of Machine Design — EBOOK TJ 230 2004
  • Handbook of Electrical Design Details — EBOOK TK 425 .S35 2003

Databases

General: Academic Search Complete; Films on Demand.
Subject: Explora.

Websites

  • Build Your Own Home — Basic steps for creating floor plans, using blueprint symbols, and more.
  • CADTutor — Tutorials for using AutoCAD and similar applications.

Economics

Catalog Subject Headings

Economics; International economic relations; Economic forecasting; Business cycles; Speculation; Financial crises; Capitalism; Economic policy; Finance; Investment analysis.

Call Numbers

HB1-HB3840Economic theory
HC10-HC1085Economic history and conditions
HG1501-HG3550Banking
HG4001-HG4285Finance management. Business finance

Books

  • Eponymous Dictionary of Economics — REF HB 61 .E66 2004
  • Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History — REF HC 15 .O94 2003
  • Personnel Economics — REF HF 5549 .P45 2004
  • Economic Literacy: Basic Economics with — EBOOK HB 171.5 2011
  • Economic Disasters of the Twentieth Century — EBOOK HB 3722 2007
  • Economics for Everyone — EBOOK HB 501 2008

Databases

General: Academic Search Complete; Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center (OVRC).
Subject: Business Source Elite; Explora; Regional Business News.

Websites

Emergency Medical Technology

Catalog Subject Headings

Emergency medicine; Critical care medicine; Medical emergencies.

Call Numbers

RC86-RC88.9Medical emergencies. Critical care. Intensive care. First aid

Books

  • Emergency Medicine — REF RC 86.7 .E57828 2004
  • Tarascon Adult Emergency Pocketbook — REF RC 86.7 .R68 2005
  • Clinical Emergency Medicine Casebook — EBOOK RC 86.7 2009
  • EMS Notes: EMT & Paramedic Field Guide — EBOOK RC 86.8 2009
  • Handbook of Drugs in Intensive Care — EBOOK RC 86.8 2010
  • Disaster Preparedness and Management — EBOOK RT 108 2010

Databases

General: Academic Search Complete; MEDLINE; Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center (OVRC).
Subject: Consumer Health Complete; Explora; Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition.

Websites

Engineering

Catalog Subject Headings

Engineering; Electric engineering; Electronics; Automatic control; Thermodynamics; Mechanical drawing.

Call Numbers

TA1-TA2040Engineering
TK1-TK9971Electrical engineering

Books

  • McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Engineering — REF TA 9 .M35 2003
  • Comprehensive Dictionary of Electrical Engineering — REF TK 9 .C575 2005
  • Engineers: a History of Engineering and Structural Design — EBOOK TA 15 2010
  • Standard Handbook for Civil Engineers — EBOOK TA 151 2004
  • Materials Selection in Mechanical Design — EBOOK TA 403.6 2005
  • Engineering Fundamentals — EBOOK TA 417 2002
  • Principles of Modern Digital Design — EBOOK TK 7868 .L6 2007

Databases

General: Academic Search Complete; Films on Demand; Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center (OVRC).
Subject: Explora; Scientific American Archive Online.

Websites

  • American Machinist — Articles and news on machine technology.
  • DircaDelta — An illustrated science and engineering encyclopedia.
  • Electrical Construction and Maintenance — Articles on electrical design, power, and engineering.
  • Engineering Toolbox — Information on engineering tools, design, applications, and more.
  • Engineers Edge — Resources, formulas, material properties, and more.
  • Structurae — Information on architecture and profiesl of structures created around the world.
  • ThomasNet — Find or advertise suppliers of materials, manufacturers, distributors and service providers of products.

English

Catalog Subject Headings

Literature; Literature—History and criticism; Research—Handbooks, manuals, etc.; American literature; Literary form; Creative writing; English language; English language—Grammar; English language—Composition and exercises; Americanisms.

Call Numbers

PE1001-PE1693Modern English language
PN1-PN6790Literature
PR1-PR9680English literature
PS1-PS3576American literature

Books

  • Oxford Companion to Classical Literature — REF PA 31 .H69 1997
  • Oxford English Dictionary — REF PE 1625.O87 1987
  • New Oxford American Dictionary — REF PE 1628 .N429 2005
  • Oxford Companion to English Literature — REF PR 19 .O94 2000
  • Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature — REF PS 21 .E537 2004
  • How to Write Essays — EBOOK PE 1408 2009
  • Dictionary of Modern English Usage — EBOOK PE 1628 2009
  • Routledge Dictionary of Literary Terms — EBOOK PN 41 .D4795 2006
  • Dictionary of Literary and Thematic Terms — EBOOK PN 44.5 2006
  • Literary Theory: The Basics — EBOOK PN 94 2008

Databases

General: Academic Search Complete; Films on Demand; Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center (OVRC).
Subject: Book Index with Reviews; Explora; JSTOR; Literature Resource Center.

Websites

French

Catalog Subject Headings

French language; France—History; France—Civilization; National characteristics, French.

Call Numbers

DC1-DC947History of France
PC2001-PC3761French language
PQ1-PQ3999French literature

Books

  • Encyclopedia of Contemporary French Culture — REF DC 33.7 .E53 2002
  • New Cassell’s French Dictionary — REF PC 2640 .C3 1971
  • French Unabridged Dictionary — REF PC 2640 .C69 1998
  • New Oxford Companion to Literature in French — REF PQ 41 .N49 1995
  • Au Contraire!: Figuring Out the French — EBOOK DC 34 2010
  • Better Reading French — EBOOK PC 2117 .H485 2003
  • Complete French Grammar — EBOOK PC 2129 .E5 2008
  • French Vocabulary — EBOOK PC 2129 .E5 2008
  • Easy French Step-By-Step — EBOOK PC 2129 .E54 2009

Databases

General: Academic Search Complete; Films on Demand.
Subject: Explora; JSTOR.

Websites

  • Au Fil du Temps: Culture Francaise — Links to resources on French culture, dictionaries, literature, news, and more.
  • BBC Languages — Lessons, grammar tips, and pronunciation guides to languages such as French, Spanish, and German.
  • French Tutorial — An online French tutorial with audio.
  • Le Monde — News, as reported by French newspaper Le Monde.
  • Learn a Language — Free resources for learning seven different languages, including words, phrases, forums, and more.
  • Word Reference — Foreign language dictionaries of words and phrases, featuring Spanish, French, and more.

Health

Catalog Subject Headings

Medicine; Nursing; Health; Diagnosis; Medical ethics; Clinical medicine; Critical care medicine; Emergency medicine; Medical microbiology; Holistic medicine; Alternative medicine; Physiology; Medical genetics; Medical policy; Geriatrics.

Call Numbers

R5-R920General medicine
RA1-RA1270Public aspects of medicine
RB1-RB214Pathology
RC1-RC1245Internal medicine
RD1-RD811Surgery
RG1-RG991Gynecology and obstetrics
RJ1-RJ570Pediatrics
RM1-RM950Therapeutics. Pharmacology
RS1-RS441Pharmacy and material medica
RT1-RT120Nursing

Books

  • Dorland’s Illustrated Medical Dictionary — REF R 121 .D73 2007
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine — REF RC 41 .G35 2006
  • PDR Nurse’s Drug Handbook — REF RM 125 .P37 2012
  • Physicians’ Desk Reference — REF RS 75 .P5 2007
  • Lippincott’s Review for NCLEX-PN — REF RT 62 .T56 2012
  • Oxford American Handbook of Clinical Diagnosis — EBOOK RC 71.3 2009
  • Nurse’s Pocket Guide: Diagnoses, Prioritized Interventions, and Rationales — EBOOK RT 48.6 2010
  • Nursing Care Plans: Guidelines for Individualizing Client Care Across the Life Span — EBOOK RT 49 2010
  • Peterson's Master the NCLEX-PN — EBOOK RT 62 .A44 2009
  • Nurse to Nurse: Evidence-based Practice — EBOOK RT 84.5 .L37 2009

Databases

General: Academic Search Complete; MEDLINE; Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center (OVRC).
Subject: Consumer Health Complete; Explora; Health Source: Consumer Edition; Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition.

Websites

  • American Medical Association — Information for physicians, residents, and medical students on career development, resources, news, and more.
  • Anatomy and Physiology Learning Modules — Study aids such as diagrams and quizzes to help learn anatomy terms and locations.
  • BioMed Central — Medical articles from peer-reviewed open access journals.
  • DailyMed — Information about drugs, including dosage, trials, warnings, side effects, interactions, etc.
  • HealthFinder — Government resource to help locate health- and disease-related topics, services, doctors, and other useful health tools.
  • Medline Plus — Government resource to help locate information on health topics, drugs, and more.
  • Merck Manuals — Includes information for health care professionals, including general topics, such as evaluating geriatric patients, to specific conditions, such as disorders.
  • National Institute of Health — A government resource on health topics, clinical trials, research, news, and more.
  • Nursing World — Links to information about nursing practice, ethics, workplace safety, and more.
  • Rx List — Contains information on drugs and medication, supplements, medical tests, pill identifiers and more.

History

Catalog Subject Headings

History; World history; History, Modern; Historiography; Presidents—United States; United States—History; Constitutional law—United States; Military history; International relations.

Call Numbers

D1-D2027General history
DA1-DR2285History of Europe
DS1-DS937History of Asia
DT1-DT3715History of Africa
DU1-DU950History of Oceania
E151-E889History of the United States
F1-F975U.S. local and state history
F1001-F1145.2History of Canada
F1201-F3799History of Latin America

Books

  • Cassell’s Chronology of World History — REF D 11 .W635 2005
  • Encyclopedia of American Historical Documents — REF E 173 .E54 2004
  • Encyclopedia of American History — REF E 174 .E53 2003
  • Encyclopedia of World History — EBOOK D 21 .E5775 2008
  • Revolutionary Moments in World History — EBOOK D 295 .R49 2006
  • Hutchinson Dictionary of World History — EBOOK D 9 .H88 2004
  • Great American History Fact-Finder — EBOOK E 174 .C67 2004

Databases

General: Academic Search Complete; Access World News; Films on Demand; Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center (OVRC).
Subject: America: History and Life; Annals of American History; CountryWatch; Explora; History Reference Center; JSTOR; Newspaper Source Plus.

Websites

  • American Presidency Project — Find documents related to the presidents, elections, and media coverage.
  • Background Notes — Information on countries, including populations, governments, economies, history, and more.
  • Best of History Web Sites — Contains links to thousands of excellent history websites and teacher-recommended lesson plans.
  • CIA World Factbook — Current and concise information about countries, including geography, government, economy, issues, and comparisons between nations.
  • Digital History — Includes an online textbook, interactive timelines, and links to primary sources and reference materials.
  • Euro Docs — Links to primary documents relevant to the history of European countries.
  • HyperHistory Online — A series of timelines and maps with links to articles on various figures and topics in history.
  • Internet History Sourcebooks — Collections of links to various topics, timelines, and cultures from around the world.
  • Time Search — Timeline searchable by year, topic, or geography, with links to other resources.

Human Services

Catalog Subject Headings

Social service; Human services—Research; Social sciences; Child welfare.

Call Numbers

HV35Social and public welfare
HV40-HV69Social service. Social work

Books

  • Dictionary of Statistics & Methodology: A Nontechnical Guide for the Social Sciences — REF HA 17 .V64 2005
  • Encyclopedia of Social Work — REF HV 35 .S6 2003
  • Child Welfare for the Twenty-First Century — REF HV 741 .C516 2005
  • Professional Development in Social Work — EBOOK HV 10.5 2011
  • Appraising and Using Social Research in the Human Services — EBOOK HV 11 .S494 2004
  • Comprehensive Handbook of Social Work and Social Welfare — EBOOK HV 40 .C635 2008
  • Foundations of Evidence-Based Social Work Practice — EBOOK HV 689 .F68 2006

Databases

General: Academic Search Complete; Films on Demand; Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center (OVRC).
Subject: Explora; JSTOR.

Websites

Information Competency

Catalog Subject Headings

Research; Research—Handbooks, manuals, etc.; Report writing; Bibliography—Methodology; Library research.

Call Numbers

LB2300-LB2430Higher education
PE1001- PE1693Modern English language.
Z662-Z1000.5Libraries
Z1001-Z1121Bibliography
ZA4050-ZA4480Electronic information resources

Books

  • Literary Research Guide: An Annotated Listing of Reference Sources — REF Z 2011 .H34 2002
  • IssueWeb: A Guide and Sourcebook for Researching Controversial Issues on the Web — REF ZA 4228 .D53 2004
  • Schaum’s Quick Guide to Writing Great Research Papers — EBOOK LB 1047.3 .R6 2007
  • Who Owns This Text?: Plagiarism, Authorship, and Disciplinary Cultures — EBOOK PN 167 2009
  • Craft of Research — EBOOK Q 180.55 .M4 2008
  • Facts on File Guide to Research — EBOOK ZA 3075 .L46 2005

Databases

General: Academic Search Complete; Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center (OVRC).
Subject: Book Index with Reviews; Explora.

Websites

Latin

Catalog Subject Headings

Latin language; Latin literature; Rome—In literature; Rome (Italy)—Antiquities; Rome—History; Classical dictionaries; Civilization, Classical.

Call Numbers

DE1-DE100History of the Greco-Roman world
DG11-DG365History of ancient Italy
PA2001-PA2915Latin philology and language
PA6000-PA6971Roman literature

Books

  • Oxford Dictionary of Classical Myth and Religion — REF BL 715 .O94 2003
  • Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World — REF DE 5 .O94 2005
  • Cambridge Encyclopedia of the World’s Ancient Languages — REF P 371 .C357 2004
  • Cassell’s New Latin Dictionary — REF PA 2365 .L3 C3 1968
  • Oxford Companion to Classical Literature — REF PA 31 .H69 1997
  • Who’s Who in Classical Mythology — EBOOK BL 715 .G68 2002
  • Who’s Who in the Roman World — EBOOK DG 203 .H35 2001
  • On Latin Adverbs — EBOOK PA 2273 2005
  • Emotion, Restraint, and Community in Ancient Rome — EBOOK PA 6029 .E56 2005

Databases

General: Academic Search Complete.
Subject: Explora.

Websites

Mathematics

Catalog Subject Headings

Mathematics; Geometry; Algebra; Trigonometry; Calculus; Mathematical analysis; Mathematical statistics; Probabilities.

Call Numbers

QA1-QA939Mathematics
-> QA101-QA145-> Arithmetic
-> QA150-QA272.5-> Algebra
-> QA273-QA280-> Probabilities and statistcs
-> QA440-QA699-> Geometry. Trigonometry

Books

  • Biographical Dictionary of Mathematicians — REF QA 28 .B534 1991
  • CRC Standard Mathematical Tables and Formulae — REF QA 47 .M315 2003
  • Encyclopedic Dictionary of Mathematics — REF QA 5 .I8313 1987
  • Mathematics Dictionary — REF QA 5 .J33 1992
  • CRC Concise Encyclopedia of Mathematics — REF QA 5 .W45 2003
  • Cambridge Dictionary of Statistics — EBOOK QA 276.14 .E8 2002
  • Mathematical Handbook of Formulas and Tables — EBOOK QA 41 2009
  • Facts on File Geometry Handbook — EBOOK QA 445.2 2009
  • Facts on File Dictionary of Mathematics — EBOOK QA 5 .F35 2005

Databases

General: Academic Search Complete; Films on Demand; Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center (OVRC).
Subject: Explora; JSTOR; Scientific American Archive Online.

Websites

  • MacTutor History of Mathematics — Mathematician biographies, timelines, topics, papers, and more.
  • Math Forum — Find math links and explanations on a variety of topics and education levels.
  • Math2 — Includes formulas and tables used in different types of math.
  • SOS Mathematics — Math review material including algebra, calculus, trigonometry, and more, as well as helpful tables and a forum for questions.
  • Texas Instrument Calculator Tutorials — Includes free tutorials for using various Texas Instrument calculators
  • WebMath — Contains math aids and plug-in calculators to help with problem and equation solving.
  • Wolfram MathWorld — Detailed entries and explanations on specific formulas and equations.

Music

Catalog Subject Headings

Music; Music appreciation; Orchestral music—Analysis, appreciation; Instrumentation and orchestration; Composition (Music); Music—Instruction and study; Music—Theory; Musical instruments; Composers; Music—History and criticism; Guitar.

Call Numbers

M1-M5000Music
ML1-ML3930Literature on music
MT1-MT960Instruction and study of music
-> MT580-MT599-> Guitar

Books

  • Oxford Dictionary of Music — REF ML 100 .K35 1994
  • Oxford Companion to Music — REF ML 100 .S37 2002
  • Billboard Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz & Blues — REF ML 102 .J3 B55 2005
  • Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World — REF ML 102 .P66 C66 2003
  • Oxford History of Western Music — REF ML 160 .T18 2005
  • Historical Dictionary of the Broadway Musical — EBOOK ML 102 .M88 2008
  • Music in the USA: A Documentary Companion — EBOOK ML 200 2008
  • Time to Play a Musical Instrument — EBOOK MT 170 2009
  • Music Fundamentals: A Balanced Approach — EBOOK MT 6 2010

Databases

General: Academic Search Complete; Films on Demand; Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center (OVRC).
Subject: Explora; JSTOR.

Websites

  • AllMusic — Find descriptions, samples, biographies and reviews of music and artists.
  • Classical Net — Includes information on composers and music as well as reviews and music resources.
  • IMSLP Petrucci Music Library — Downloadable scores from public domain music.
  • Justin Guitar — Video guitar lessons with transcripts and additional links.
  • Teoria Music Theory Web — Tutorials, exercises, and articles about musical theory.

Paralegal Studies

Catalog Subject Headings

Law; Law—United States; Law and ethics; Law and politics; Lawyers; Court rules—California; Court rules—United States; Justice; Law School Admission Test—Study guides.

Call Numbers

JC571-JC605Civil rights
KF1-KF9827United States law
KFC1-KFC1199California law

Books

  • Oxford Dictionary of Law — REF KD 313 .C66 2006
  • West’s Encyclopedia of American Law — REF KF 154 .W47 2005
  • Historic U.S. Court Cases — REF KF 352 .Z9 H57 2001
  • Encyclopedia of the American Constitution — REF KF 4548 .E53 1986
  • Criminal Justice — REF KF 9214.5 .C75 2006
  • Trials of the Century — EBOOK KF 220 2011
  • McGraw-Hill’s LSAT — EBOOK KF 285 .Z9 2009
  • U.S. Court Cases — EBOOK KF 385 .A4 2011
  • Criminal Law Handbook: Know Your Rights, Survive the System — EBOOK KF 9619.6 .B4 2003

Databases

General: Academic Search Complete; Films on Demand; Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center (OVRC).
Subject: Business Source Elite; Explora.

Websites

  • FindLaw — Legal documents, basic legal advice, law dictionaries and more.
  • Guide to Law Online — Links from the Library of Congress to help legal researchers.
  • Justia — Information on court cases, legislation, regulations, articles, and more.
  • Legal Dictionary — Simplified law terms organized alphabetically or by topic.
  • Legal Information Institute — Legal information in understandable language.
  • Nolo — Free forms, articles, news, and other information.
  • OpenJurist — Find court opinions from U.S. courts and laws in specific areas of the country.
  • PublicLegal — Links to legal resources, forms, sites, and more.
  • WashLaw Web — Links to legal resources for countries and state governments.

Personal Development

Catalog Subject Headings

College student orientation; Distance education; Study skills; Learning strategies; Achievement motivation.

Call Numbers

LB1028Educational technology
LB2300- LB2430Higher education.
-> LB2337.2-LB2340.8-> Student financial aid
-> LB2351-LB2367.75-> College examinations
LC5800-LC5808Distance education

Books

  • Four-Year Colleges — REF L 901 .P444 2011
  • Two-Year Colleges — REF L 901 .P448 2011
  • Encyclopedia of Education — REF LB 15 .E47 2003
  • Guide to Distance Learning Programs — REF LC 5805 .P48 2004
  • Motivation and Learning Strategies for College Success — EBOOK LB 2343.3 .D4 2004
  • Bound-for-College Guidebook: a Step-By-Step Guide to Finding and Applying to Colleges — EBOOK LB 2343.32 2009
  • Conquering College: A Guide for the Undergraduate — EBOOK LB 2343.32 2009
  • Preparing for College: Practical Advice for Students and Their Families — EBOOK LB 2343.32 2009
  • Mature Student’s Study Guide: Essential Skills for Those Returning to Education or Distance Learning — EBOOK LB 2395 2006

Databases

General: Academic Search Complete; Films on Demand; Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center (OVRC).
Subject: Explora; Professional Development Collection.

Websites

Philosophy

Catalog Subject Headings

Philosophy; Philosophers; Reasoning; Logic; Thought and thinking; Aesthetics; Ethics; Values; Religion; Religions; Mythology.

Call Numbers

B1-B5802Philosophy
BJ1-BJ1725Ethics
BL1-BX9999Religions. Mythology

Books

  • Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy — REF B 41 .B53 2005
  • Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy — REF B 41 .C35 1999
  • Encyclopedia of Philosophy — REF B 51 .E53 2006
  • Encyclopedia of Ethics — REF BJ 63 .E45 2001
  • Shorter Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy — EBOOK B 51 .C58 2005
  • Oxford Companion to Philosophy — EBOOK B 51 2005
  • Human Reasoning and Cognitive Science — EBOOK BF 311 2008
  • Hutchinson Dictionary of World Religions — EBOOK BL 31 .H88 2005
  • Introducing Philosophy of Religion — EBOOK BL 51 2009

Databases

General: Academic Search Complete; Films on Demand; Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center (OVRC).
Subject: Explora; JSTOR; Religion & Philosophy Collection; Scientific American Archive Online.

Websites

Physical Education

Catalog Subject Headings

Physical fitness; Exercise; Health; Physical education and training; Sports; Sports injuries; Sports medicine; Nutrition; Weight training; Walking; Running; Aerobic exercises; Baseball; Volleyball.

Call Numbers

GV557-GV1198.995Sports
RA773-RA788Personal health and hygiene
RC1200-RC1245Sports medicine
TX341-TX641Nutrition

Books

  • Encyclopedia of World Sport — REF GV 567 .B48 2005
  • Sports: The Complete Visual Reference — REF GV 704 .F67 2000
  • Handbook of Sport Psychology — REF GV 706.4 .H37 2001
  • Encyclopedia of Sports & Fitness Nutrition — REF RA 784 .A659 2002
  • Quick Reference Dictionary for Athletic Training — REF RC 1206 .B475 2005
  • Weight Training Basics: A Complete Guide for Men and Women — EBOOK GV 546 .F26 2005
  • Sport and Physical Education: The Key Concepts — EBOOK GV 567 2007
  • Nutrition Almanac — EBOOK RA 784 .N837 2002
  • Physical Activity and Health: The Evidence Explained — EBOOK RM 725 2009

Databases

General: Academic Search Complete; Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center (OVRC).
Subject: Explora.

Websites

Physical Science

Catalog Subject Headings

Astronomy; Space sciences; Astrophysics; Meteorology; Climatology; Geology; Earth sciences; Geomorphology; Mineralogy; Landforms; Earthquakes.

Call Numbers

QB1-QB991Astronomy
QC851-QC999Meteorology. Climatology
QE1-QE996.5Geology

Books

  • McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology — REF Q 121 .M3 2007
  • Encyclopedia of Space and Astronomy — REF QB 136 .A55 2006
  • Encyclopedia of the Solar System — REF QB 501 2007
  • Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather — REF QC 854 .E523 2011
  • Encyclopedia of Geology — REF QE 5 .E516 2005
  • Cambridge Illustrated Dictionary of Astronomy — EBOOK QB 14 .M578 2007
  • Student Guide to Climate and Weather — EBOOK QC 861.3 2010
  • Encyclopedia of Earth Science — EBOOK QE 5 2005

Databases

General: Academic Search Complete; Films on Demand; Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center (OVRC).
Subject: Explora; GreenFILE; JSTOR; Scientific American Archive Online.

Websites

Physics

Catalog Subject Headings

Physics; Electricity; Nuclear physics; Mathematical physics; Solid state physics; Astrophysics; Relativity (Physics); Quantum theory.

Call Numbers

QC1-QC999Physics

Books

  • Oxford Dictionary of Physics — REF QC 5 .C56 2005
  • Encyclopedia of Physics — REF QC 5 .E545 2005
  • McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Physics — REF QC 5 .M424 2003
  • AIP Physics Desk Reference — REF QC 61 .A45 2003
  • Hutchinson Pocket Dictionary of Physics — EBOOK QC 5 .H88 2004
  • Facts on File Physics Handbook — EBOOK QC 61 2006
  • Physics: Decade by Decade — EBOOK QC 7 2007

Databases

General: Academic Search Complete; Films on Demand; Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center (OVRC).
Subject: Explora; JSTOR; Scientific American Archive Online.

Websites

  • Hyper Physics — Articles and concept maps of topics and aspects of physics.
  • Net Advance of Physics — Articles, tutorials, notes, and other resources on physics.
  • Physics Central — Physics information, demonstrations, and experiment ideas concerning electricity, motion, light, heat, and more.
  • Physics Classroom — Tutorials, animations, and other resources of physics in action.
  • PhysLink — News, information, and links to resources and topics on physics and astronomy.

Political Science

Catalog Subject Headings

Political science; Presidents—United States; United States. Supreme Court; United States. Congress; Constitutional amendments—United States; Democracy; Federal government; Campaign funds—United States; Liberalism; Conservatism; Political corruption—United States.

Call Numbers

JA1-JA92Political science
JC11-JC605Political theory
JF20-JQ6651Political institutions
KF1- KF9827Law of the United States
KFC1- KFC1199Law of California

Books

  • Statesman’s Yearbook — REF JA 51 .S7 2011
  • Oxford Companion to Politics of the World — REF JA 61 .O95 2001
  • Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States — REF KF 8742 .A35 2005
  • Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court — REF KF 8742 .A35 2005
  • Routledge Dictionary of Politics — EBOOK JA 61 .R63 2004
  • How Your Government Really Works: A Topical Encyclopedia of the Federal Government — EBOOK JK 311 2008
  • Dictionary of American Government and Politics — EBOOK JK 9 .W38 2010
  • Encyclopedia of Constitutional Amendments, Proposed Amendments, and Amending Issues — EBOOK KF 4557 2010

Databases

General: Academic Search Complete; Access World News; Films on Demand; Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center (OVRC).
Subject: America: History and Life; Annals of American History; CountryWatch; Explora; History Reference Center; JSTOR; Military & Government Collection.

Websites

  • Congress — Bill summaries, votes, and other legislative activities of congress.
  • Electoral Vote — Polling data on past elections, election ads, donations, articles, and more.
  • Gallup Polls — Frequent polls concerning political job approval, economic confidence, unemployment, spending, and more.
  • On the Issues — Find out how politicians vote and talk about different economic, social, domestic, and international issues.
  • Open Secrets — Information and analysis about money influences on congress members, including donors, lobbying, earmarks, and other information regarding influences on legislation.
  • PolitiFact — Tracks and fact-checks statements and promises of political leaders and candidates made during election season and measures their accuracy.
  • Project VoteSmart — Information on propositions, candidate profiles, endorsements, and finances as well as previous voter turnout and contact information for elected officials.
  • This Nation — Explanations, data, and historical documents concerning U.S. government and politics.

Psychology

Catalog Subject Headings

Psychology; Mental health; Psychiatry; Medicine and psychology; Ethnopsychology; Psychometrics; Child psychology; Cognitive psychology; Psychology, Pathological; Psychoanalysis; Psychological tests; Personality disorders; Dreams; Self-perception.

Call Numbers

BF1-BF990Psychology
RA790-RA790.95Mental health
RC435-RC571Psychiatry
-> RC475-RC489-> Psychotherapy
-> RC512-RC528-> Psychoses
-> RC530-RC552-> Neuroses
-> RC554-RC569.5-> Personality disorders

Books

  • Biographical Dictionary of Psychology — REF BF 109 .A1 B56 1997
  • APA Dictionary of Psychology — REF BF 31 .A65 2007
  • Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Psychology — REF BF 31 .E495 2005
  • Encyclopedia of Psychology — REF BF 31 .E52 2000
  • Concise Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science — REF BF 31 .E52 2004
  • Handbook of Psychology — EBOOK BF 121 .H1955 2003
  • Key Ideas in Psychology — EBOOK BF 121 .S883 1999
  • Cambridge Dictionary of Psychology — EBOOK BF 31 .C28 2009
  • Handbook of Psychological Assessment — EBOOK BF 39 2000
  • Brief History of Psychology — EBOOK BF 81 .W47 2012

Databases

General: Academic Search Complete; Films on Demand; Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center (OVRC).
Subject: Explora; JSTOR; Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection; Scientific American Archive Online.

Websites

Renewable Energy Technology

Catalog Subject Headings

Renewable energy sources; Power resources; Energy conservation; Wind power; Solar energy.

Call Numbers

TJ163.26-TJ163.5Energy conservation
TJ807-TJ830Renewable energy sources
TK1001-TK1841Production of electric energy or power

Books

  • Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability — REF GE 140 .B47 2010
  • Energy Explained — REF TJ 163.2 .J34 2011
  • Fundamentals of Renewable Energy Processes — REF TJ 163.9 .D3 2009
  • Alternative Energy Systems in Building Design — REF TK 1005 .G469 2010
  • Encyclopedia of Global Resources — EBOOK HC 85 2010
  • Green Building Handbook — EBOOK TA 403.6 .W66 2000
  • Alternative Energy — EBOOK TJ 163 .25 U6 2010
  • Electricity from Renewable Sources — EBOOK TJ 808 .A4642 2010

Databases

General: Academic Search Complete; Films on Demand; Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center (OVRC).
Subject: Explora; GreenFILE; Scientific American Archive Online.

Websites

Sociology

Catalog Subject Headings

Sociology; Social sciences; Sociolinguistics; Social interaction; Prejudices; Ethnology; Racism; Race relations; Poverty; Sexism; Feminism; Social perception.

Call Numbers

GN301- GN674Social and cultural anthropology
H1-H99General social sciences
HM1-HM1281Sociology
HN1-HN995Social history and conditions. Social problems
HQ1-HQ2044The family. Marriage. Women
-> HQ12-HQ449-> Sexuality
-> HQ503-HQ1064-> Family and marriage
-> HQ1075-HQ1075.5-> Sex roles
-> HQ1101-HQ2030.7-> Women. Feminism
HT601-HT1445Social class
HT1501-HT1595Races
HV1-HV9960Social pathology. Social and public welfare

Books

  • Encyclopedia of Sociology — REF HM 17 .E5 1991
  • Dictionary of Sociology — REF HM 425 .D5735 2005
  • Encyclopedia of Social Theory — REF HM 425 .E47 2005
  • International Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family — REF HQ 9 .E52 2003
  • Handbook of Prejudice, Stereotyping, and Discrimination — EBOOK BF 575 .P9 2009
  • Handbook of Cultural Sociology — EBOOK HM 621 2010
  • Sociology Reference Guide: Gender Roles & Equality — EBOOK HQ 1075 2011
  • Sociology Reference Guide: The Effects of Poverty & the Welfare State — EBOOK HV 31 2011

Databases

General: Academic Search Complete; Access World News; Films on Demand; Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center (OVRC).
Subject: Explora; JSTOR; Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection.

Websites

Spanish

Catalog Subject Headings

Spanish language; Spanish language—Grammar; Latin America—History; Hispanic Americans.

Call Numbers

F1201- F3799History of Latin America and South America
PC4001-PC4977Spanish language
PQ6001-PQ8560Spanish literature

Books

  • 501 Spanish Verbs — REF PC 4271 .K38 2003
  • Oxford Spanish Dictionary — REF PC 4640 .O94 1988
  • Encyclopedia of Contemporary Spanish Culture — EBOOK DP 233.5 .E63 1999
  • Brief History of the Spanish Language — EBOOK PC 4075 2007
  • Big Red Book of Spanish Grammar — EBOOK PC 4112 2008
  • Basic Spanish — EBOOK PC 4129 .E54 2009
  • New Velazquez Spanish and English Dictionary — EBOOK PC 4640 .V45 2003

Databases

General: Academic Search Complete; Films on Demand.
Subject: Explora; JSTOR.

Websites

  • BBC Languages — Lessons, grammar tips, and pronunciation guides to languages such as French, Spanish, and German.
  • Latin-American Authors and Poets — Links to Latin American authors and poets, some in Spanish.
  • Learn a Language — Free resources for learning seven different languages, including words, phrases, forums, and more.
  • Spanish CALL Project — Advanced Spanish grammar, exercises, and links to cultural information.
  • Spanish Dictionary — Multiple Spanish-English dictionaries, video lessons, flash cards, and more.
  • Study Spanish — Tutorials and quizzes on pronunciation, verbs, vocabulary, etc.
  • Word Reference — Foreign language dictionaries of words and phrases, featuring Spanish, French, and more.

Speech

Catalog Subject Headings

Public speaking; Oral communication; Debates and debating; Interpersonal communication; Persuasion (Rhetoric); Communication.

Call Numbers

HF5717-HF5734.7Business communication
P87-P96Communcation. Speech
PN4001-PN4355Oratory. Elocution

Books

  • Lend Me Your Ears: Great Speeches in History — REF PN 6122 .L4 2004
  • American Voices: An Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Orators — REF PS 408 .A47 2005
  • Top Performer’s Guide to Speeches and Presentations — EBOOK PN 4129.15 2007
  • Debatabase Book: A Must-Have Guide for Successful Debate — EBOOK PN 4181 2009
  • Speak with Confidence: Powerful Presentations That Inform, Inspire, and Persuade — EBOOK PN 4193 .B66 2003
  • Speeches in World History — EBOOK PN 6122 2009

Databases

General: Academic Search Complete; Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center (OVRC).

Websites

Theatre

Catalog Subject Headings

Theater; Acting; Drama; Theaters; Playwriting; Drama—History and criticism.

Call Numbers

PN1560-PN1590Performing arts. Show business
PN1600-PN3307Drama
PR2199-PR3195English Renaissance literature

Books

  • Oxford Dictionary of Plays — REF PN 1625 .P38 2005
  • Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre & Performance — REF PN 2035 .O94 2003
  • Cambridge Guide to American Theatre — REF PN 2221 .C36 1993
  • Acting in Musical Theatre: A Comprehensive Course — EBOOK MT 956 2008
  • How Plays Work — EBOOK PN 1721 2007
  • Theatre: Its Art and Craft — EBOOK PN 2037 2010
  • Acting: The Basics — EBOOK PN 2061 2010
  • Actor Training — EBOOK PN 2075 2010

Databases

General: Academic Search Complete; Films on Demand; Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center (OVRC).
Subject: Explora.

Websites

Welding

Catalog Subject Headings

Welding; Welding—Safety measures; Manufacturing processes; Gas metal arc welding; Rolling (Metal-work); Oxyacetylene welding and cutting; Metallurgy; Metals.

Call Numbers

TN600-TN799Metallurgy
TS200-TS770Metal manufacftures. Metalworking
TT205- TT267Metalworking.

Books

  • Machinery’s Handbook — REF TJ 151 .M3 1992
  • Metal Fatigue — EBOOK TA 460 2007
  • Audel Pipefitter’s and Welder’s Pocket Manual — EBOOK TH 6125 .M39 2003
  • MIG Welding Guide — EBOOK TK 4660 .M54 2006
  • Modeling, Sensing and Control of Gas Metal Arc Welding — EBOOK TK 4660 2003
  • Primer on Flat Rolling — EBOOK TS 340 2007

Databases

General: Academic Search Complete; Films on Demand.
Subject: Explora; Scientific American Archive Online.

Websites

Kern Community College District