Technology Databases

Academic OneFile  +

Academic OneFile is great for both popular and peer-reviewed full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of current events, physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects, Academic OneFile is an excellent resource for general research.

Best Bet Academic Search Complete  +

Academic Search Complete contains indexing and full text for 9100 journals. 7100 of these journals are peer-reviewed scholarly titles. This collection provides both popular and scholarly journal coverage for nearly all academic areas of study - including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences and ethnic studies. Academic Search Complete is a great resource for general research.

Associates Program Source Plus  +

Associates Programs Source Plus is designed specifically for junior & community colleges with a primary focus on disciplines of study within associate degrees and certification programs. Areas explored include accounting,agricultural sciences,child care services,cosmetology,culinary arts,forestry,food service management,graphic arts,hair dressing,hospitality management,interior design,journalism,plumbing,heating & air conditioning,veterinary technology and welding to name a few. The database is updated weekly on EBSCO host.

Best Bet Business Source Complete  +

Business Source Complete provides access to content and indexing for 1,300 journals and detailed author profiles for the 40,000 most-cited authors in the database. It covers all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. Additional full-text, non-journal content includes financial data, books, monographs, major reference works, conference proceedings, case studies, investment research reports, industry reports, market research reports, country reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses. BSC also contains the Regional Business News which provides comprehensive full text for regional US and Canadian business publications (including titles from Crain Communications). Regional Business News has full text for more than 80 sources.

Films on Demand--Technical & Trade Education Collection  +

This collection of online streaming videos includes a variety of subjects related to Technology and Trades, including: Automotive Technology, Building/Construction, Electronics, Computing technology, Technical Communications, Welding, Manufacturing, and much more!

Knovel Library  +
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This database is a cross-searchable collection of electronic books covering many subjects in technology, engineering, applied technology, science, chemistry and physics and much more.

Lynda.com  +

LyndaCampus ( Lynda.com ) provides a vast online library of instructional videos covering a variety of topics such as software training, business and creative skills, and study skills. Taught by accomplished teachers and recognized industry experts, Lynda.com is a high-quality resource for students, faculty, and staff looking to develop skills in Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, educational technology, social media, coding, and a wide range of other topics.

Safari Books Online  +

The Safari TechBooks database contains the full text of books specifically for the Information Technology professional. It includes top publishers like O'Reilly, Sam's, CISCO Press and many more. Pages from this collection are printable. Books cannot be downloaded in their entirety.

Springer E-book Collection  +

SpringerLink is a large collection of e-books covering topics in technology, sciences and medicine. The Library provides access to all titles published between 2005-2010. **Use "Advanced Search" and limit to category of "Only Books." Then use "Publication Dates" between 2005-2010. Look for the green boxes for COD-owned titles.** Chapters from this collection can be downloaded in PDF to read off-line.

Statista  +

Statista is a statistics and demographics repository with over 1,000,000 data sets. Though this source focuses heavily on industries, it also includes social and health data.
Full topic list is here: http://www.statista.com/topics/archive/
The data sets can be downloaded into Excel and the basic graphs and charts representing each data set can be downloaded into PPT and PDF.
A variety of bibliographic citation styles are offered for each data set.