New E-Encyclopedias & Database

The Bailey Library is pleased to offer the following new electronic resources for students and faculty:

Electronic Encyclopedias

Included in the Gale Virtual Reference Library database, our new electronic encyclopedias cover a wide range of topics, such as business, history, medicine, area studies, natural and social sciences. For a complete listing, please see this page.

History Resource Center (U.S.)

This searchable database contains reference sources on U.S. history, as well as primary source microfilms, journals, and audio-video clips of historic events and speeches.

These new electronic resources can be located on the library database page as of July 1, 2008.

Discovery Education Streaming Video

The Bailey Library offers students and faculty the Discovery Education Streaming Video database for educational uses, such as instructional and project presentations.

This digital video database contains over 4,000 videos and 40,000 video clips in all subject matters. It now includes the new AIMS, PBS and Clearvue video packages.

The database can be accessed on and off campus on the library database page.

New Library Databases

The following new research databases are available on the library database page for on and off-campus access:

Catalog of Art Museum Images Online

This is a growing image collection of artworks from prominent museums around the world. The collection covers a wide range of expressive media from different historical periods. (Used for educational and research purposes only if images are properly credited. Images may not be modified, published or distributed.)

Chilton Library

This database provides diagnostics, repair procedures, wiring diagrams, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) maintenance schedules, Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs), and recalls for automobiles and light trucks.

Educator’s Reference Complete

A collection of more than 1,100 periodicals and 200 reports on all levels of education (preschool to college), as well as on issues in education administration, funding, and policy. This database provides full text for some journals indexed in ERIC.

Heritage Quest

This genealogy database contains: U.S. federal census records, family and local histories, tax lists, city directories, probate and military records, Periodical Source Index (PERSI) covering more than 6,000 genealogy periodicals, and Freedman’s Bank Records, an important resource for African-American genealogical research.

History of Science, Technology & Medicine

An index of international journals, conference proceedings, books and dissertations on the history of science, technology and medicine.

Science Resource Center

This database contains 200 full-text science journals, science reference titles, thousands of multimedia records, science glossary, as well as national and state science standards.

Library Online Tutorials

In her Winter 2007 sabbatical, Sandy McCarthy, faculty librarian at the Bailey Library, developed online tutorials on two popular research databases that will be immensely useful to WCC students.

Accessible 24×7 on the Tutorials page of the library website, the online tutorials on Expanded Academic ASAP and CINAHL, two journal databases often used for course assignments and research writing, are designed to be used for students’ self-paced learning at the point of need.

These web-based tutorials are a valuable addition to the information literacy tutorials already available on the library website.

Two New Research Databases

Two new research databases will soon be available for campus and remote access by WCC students, faculty and staff. The databases will be included on the List of Databases webpage on the Bailey Library’s site.

  • PsycArticles:  A database of journals published by the American Psychological Association and Canadian Psychological Association. Updated weekly, this database contains approximately 200,000 full-text articles.
  • Reference USA:  A database containing data on millions of businesses and households. This database is good for business and market research, as well as research on potential employers.

Please contact our librarians if you need further information or instructions on how to use the databases.