Electronic Information

Electronic Resources

The SEARK College Library subscribes to a variety of electronic databases and information resources for our students and faculty. Access is available from all Internet capable computers on campus http://www.seark.edu/library/campus-access-databases, for currently enrolled students, faculty and staff, from home through the 'Off-campus Database Access' tab on the Library's Catalog http://library.seark.edu:8080.


To access your library account, Your Patron/Alternate ID Number is your student ID# (WITHOUT THE LEADING ZERO'S); the PIN is your eight digit birthday mmddyyyy (NO SLASHES or DASHES).


 Available databases include:

Annuals of American History*. The Britannica's Annuals of American History delivers more than 2,000 primary source documents plus 700 multimedia elements that guide you through the history of the United States.

Chronicle of Higher Education. The No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. Online, The Chronicle is published every weekday and is the top destination for news, advice, and jobs for people in academia. The Chronicle's Web site features the complete contents of the latest issue; daily news and advice columns; thousands of current job listings; articles published since September 1989; vibrant discussion forums; and career-building tools such as online CV management, salary databases, and more. Not available from off campus.

CREDO Reference. Credo Reference is a general reference solution for students and learners. Its full-text, aggregated content covers every major subject from the world's best publishers of reference with a possible 3,253,286 entries, from 417 titles and 63 publishers.

The Discovering Collection (formerly GALE Discovery)*. The Discovering Collection offers content based on national curriculum standards in core curriculum areas, including history, literature, science and the social sciences.

ebooks from NetLibrary*. A small collection of electronic books in the fields of careers, business, and health. Not available from off campus.

EBSCO Host*. More than 20 databases are available under the EBSCOHost umbrella. The Academic Search Elite and Associates Program Source databases provide access to more than 2,000 journals and other reference sources in a range of disciplines. Other general information resources include the Newspaper Source databases and the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia. Nursing and Allied Health information resources include the CINHAL with Full Text, Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition, and Health Source - Consumer Edition. The various EBSCO databases can be searched separately or simultaneously. Other EBSCO databases include: Business Source Elite, Clinical Pharmacology, ERIC, Legal Collection, Newspaper Source, Professional Development Collection and others.

Encyclopedia Britannica*. This online version of the Britannica contains the complete contents of the print edition plus additional material and tools, such as the "workspace" to enhance any research projects.

First Search Databases. See WorldCat and First Search databases below.

Health Reference Center. This link provides access to: the Health Reference Center Academic with access to full text nursing and allied health journals and a wide variety of personal health information; the Health and Wellness Resource Center, a consumer focused database that includes health/medical journals, medical reference volumes, Healthology, health videos, health related pamphlets and articles from general interest publications; and a link to the Discovering Center, described above.

HSDL - The Homeland Security Digital Library. The Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) is the nation's premier collection of documents related to homeland security policy, strategy, and organizational management. The HSDL is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's National Preparedness Directorate, FEMA and the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security. Access to the College’s account is not available from off campus.

Literature Online (LION). A fully searchable library of more than 350,000 works of English and American poetry, drama and prose, 241 full text literature journals and other key criticism and reference resources.

LexisNexis-LexisNexis® is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets. LexisNexis originally pioneered online information with its Lexis® and Nexis® services.

Planeta Saber*. This Encyclopedia Britannica site offers resources in Spanish for all ages in two unique interfaces, each with its own comprehensive encyclopedia: Enciclopedia Universal en Espanol for high school ages and up and Enciclopedia Juvenil for ages 6-12.

ProQuest Research Library, Set for Science, and National Newspaper Abstracts. Searchable simultaneously, these 3 ProQuest Databases provide access to a diverse range of information resources from national newspapers to scholarly journals and selected reference materials in the humanities and sciences.

Set for Science. See ProQuest Research Library above.

Thomson Health Care Academic Program (formerly Micromedex Healthcare Series.) A professional academic program from Thomson Healthcare includes the CareNotes System, Formerly Advisor, and PDR Electronic Library. Not available from off campus.

Webster's 3rd International Dictionary - Unabridged*. An electronic version of the largest and most comprehensive American dictionary available offers many paths to find the exactly right word. It also provides help to solve word games such as crossword puzzles and to locate rhymes and homophones.

WorldCAT and the First Search databasees*- Including WorldCat, OCLC Article First, OCLC Union Lists, GPO Monthly Catalog, Medline and other bibliographic indices.

World Data Analyst Online*. The Britannica's World Data Analyst provides information on the world's countries. The site features include current and chronological comparisons among user selected countries and ranked statistics for the world.

* These resources are part of Traveler, a Library Services and Technology Act project administered by the Arkansas State Library's Office of Library network Services. For additional information on Traveler, brochures are available at the Library's circulation desk.

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