manufacturing Databases

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.

American Welding Society Digital Library  +
Student access is Read-Only (no printing allowed). Ask your instructor for print copies of standards, handbook pages, etc. Videos can be viewed in your browser. Faculty access allows for printing and downloading when signed in with an AWS account. Contact Denise Cote to get a faculty account.

The Digital Library contains the full text of all American Welding Society's standards, handbooks and manuals, videos, and journals published by the AWS.

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.

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.

Ebook Central  +
A COD Library card is required for students, faculty, and staff to access this collection. Use your Ebook Central account to check out and download books, use the reading tools, and create reading lists.

Ebook Central is a large and growing collection of books on a variety of topics. All books in this collection are also accessible through the COD Library catalog.

EBSCO E-book Collection  +

The EBSCO Ebook collection replaces NetLibrary. The books in this collection span a large variety of topics.
Most books in this collection are in PDF format. Many titles in the EBSCO Ebook collection can be downloaded in their entirety to your computer or mobile reading device.

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, Cosmetology, Computing technology, Electronics, Horticulture, Manufacturing, Technical Communications, Welding, and much more!

HAZMAT Zone  +

Online full text access to MSDS Data Sheets, tutorials working with chemical hazards in the workplace and a MSDS glossary. User Name: codlib Password: library

Knovel Library  +
To view Knovel books, be sure that you are using the most current version of your web browser and that you have a current version of Flash. Need help? Contact Denise Cote at 630-942-2092 or email

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.

NFPA Codes  +

Includes the National Fire Codes, the National Electrical Codes, the Life Safety Code and many more National codes from the NFPA.