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E-books

  • Search for e-books in our library   | Catalog |
  • Other Collections of ebooks:
    • Databases with ebooks (here will be a list of e-book collections) These collections are all found by searching our catalog.
    • Electronic Reference Resources
    • eScholarship: University of California – Open-access publishing services to the University of California and delivers a dynamic research platfor to scholars worldwide.
    • Government Publications
    • Google books –  provides free snippets and chapters free of charge.  Usually the entire book is not available.
    • OpenLibrary – contains over 1 million free book titles.
    • Project Gutenberg – Project Gutenberg, aptly named after the inventor of the movable type printer, provides web access to over 20,000 books. It is the largest collection of free books on the internet. Works include everything from “The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci” to A History of China by Wolfram Eberhard. If you still can’t seem to find a text, the site links up with other free online providers, giving you access to over 100,000 books in total. If you don’t have time to make a trip to the library, Project Gutenberg can be a great way to access books without leaving the house.
    • World Digital Library
    • Other full text books on the Internet can be found using a search engine like Google. Tips:  Enter the keywords of the title and authors last name.
  • Borrowing Books
    Our library only collects e-books.  Many public libraries offer e-books which you may download if you are a member of that library.  In addition they offer many print books you may borrow.

Policies relating to books
Copyright Policies – (link to about – policies)

Journal and Journal Articles

  • IngentaConnect – Free access to citations and abstracts to articles from over 20,000 journals in a variety of subject areas. Full text is available for purchase.
  • Find Journals
    • Find a Journal title  Search the Catalog
    • Browse Journals –  A-Z list
  • Find Journal Articles
    • Find a known journal article – Everything search
    • Find articles on your topic  –
      • Use a database – Many articles within our databases are in full text.  If you need an article which is not please use our Document Delivery Service  – Document Delivery section)
      • Cross Reference Tools  – CrossRef
      • Finding “Like citations” – Search Google Scholar  – on the bottom of each citation choose “Related Articles”
  • Find Journal Abbreviations
  • Journal Services
  • Journal Policies

Databases

Databases contain collections of resources that are indexed and can be searched by keyword, subject and various other ways.  Collections of full text items that are merely title lists are not included here, but can be searched through our catalog (link) or through the everything search. (link)
Access Databases | Internet Search Engines | Help with Databases

Access Databases: A-Z list | Database by subject | Database by format

A-Z list (this includes lists for mobile searching)

  • Academic Search (EBSCOhost) – This covers the broad area of social science and humanities topics and contains a large number of full text journal titles.
  • ATLA Religion Database (EBSCO) – This covers over 300 journals in the area of theology and religion, as well as indexes a large number of other journals in this discipline.
  • Business Source complete (EBSCO) – This is a large business database that allows specialized business searching for SWOT, market share, etc.
  • Christian Periodical Index (EBSCO) – Yr 2 – Covers a large number of journals of interest to the evangelical community.
  • Directory of Open Access Journals  – DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.
  • E-book Business Collection (EBSCO or Gale) – Yr 2
  • EBSCO e-book Religion Collection – This provides access to over 5000 book titles in the area of philosophy, ethics, history of religion, Christianity and other religions.
  • EBSCOhost – Research databases in a few limited fields offered at no cost.
  • ERIC (via EBSCOhost) – Yr 2 – this covers over 1 million records in the broad area of education
  • Everything search – you can search all databases at the same time with a google like interface. (Tip:  It is important to limit your search to the type of information you need.  For example you might limit your search to journal articles, language, or limit to a particular date)
  • Gale Virtual reference library in Religion (e-book collection) – yr 2 – We would likely independently license 5-10 titles that are considered “reference works.”
  • Proquest Research  (Proquest Mobile)  – Multidisciplinary coverage, it has a large number of full text titles. While the main emphasis is on business it includes a large number of titles in the social sciences.
  • PsycINFO(EBSCOhost) – YR 2 – this covers over 4 million records in the area of behavioral and social science research.
  • PubMed  – This is a free database from the Library of Medicine covering aspects of medicine and healthcare.

Databases by subject

General Databases

  • Academic Search (EBSCOhost) – This covers the broad area of social science and humanities topics and contains a large number of full text titles.
  • Proquest Research (Proquest Mobile)  – (Multidisciplinary coverage, it has a large number of full text titles. While the main emphasis is on business it includes a large number of titles in the social sciences.

Business

  • E-book Business Collection (EBSCO or Gale) – Yr 2
  • Business Source Complete (EBSCOhost) – Yr 2

Religion

  • ATLA Religion Database (EBSCO) – (This covers over 300 journals in the area of theology and religion, as well as indexes a large number of other journals in this discipline.)
  • Christian Periodical Index (EBSCO) – yr 2 – Covers a large number of journals of interest to the evangelical community.
  • Gale Virtual reference library in Religion (e-book collection) – yr 2 – We would likely independently license 5-10 titles that are considered “reference works.”

Human Development

  • ERIC (via EBSCOhost) – this covers over 1 million records in the broad area of education (yr 2)
  • PsycINFO – (EBSCOhost) – this covers over 4 million records in the area of behavioral and social science research. (Yr 2) – MAYBE
  • PubMed http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed – This is a free database from the National Library of Medicine covering aspects of medicine and healthcare.

Databases by format:  Book databases | Journal databases | Dissertations

Book databases (to be completed later)

  • E-book Business Collection – Yr 2 – (EBSCO or Gale)
  • EBSCO e-book Religion Collection – This provides access to over 5000 book titles in the area of philosophy, ethics, history of religion, Christianity and other religions.
  • Everything search – you can search all databases at the same time with a google like interface. (Tip:  It is important to limit your search to books
  • Gale Virtual reference library in Religion (e-book collection) – yr 2 – We would likely independently license 5-10 titles that are considered “reference works.”
  • Catalog for the Wilson Library (you can limit your search to books)

Journal Databases

  • Academic Search (EBSCOhost) – This covers the broad area of social science and humanities topics and contains a large number of full text journal titles.
  • ATLA Religion Database (EBSCO) – This covers over 300 journals in the area of theology and religion, as well as indexes a large number of other journals in thisEBSCO discipline.
  • Business Source complete (EBSCO) – This is a large business database that allows specialized business searching for SWOT, market share, etc.
  • Christian Periodical Index (EBSCO) – yr 2 – Covers a large number of journals of interest to the evangelical community.
  • CORE: COnnecting REpositories – Simultaneously searches multiple Open Access institutional repositories in the UK.
  • ERIC (via EBSCOhost) – this covers over 1 million records in the broad area of education (yr 2)
  • Everything search – you can search all databases at the same time with a google like interface. (Tip:  It is important to limit your search to journal articles)
  • JURN – 3,000 links to selected arts & humanities ejournals. Journals listed are either free, or offer significant free content.
  • Oxford Journals – Oxford University Press.  Covers many areas including Math and Sciences.
  • Proquest Research  (Proquest Mobile)  – Multidisciplinary coverage, it has a large number of full text titles. While the main emphasis is on business it includes a large number of titles in the social sciences.
  • OAIster – A union catalog of academic digital resources. Includes over 23 million text, image, audio, and video records.
  • Open Access Research Guide – A listing of open access resources for books, journals and more.
  • OpenDOAR – Directory of (academic) Open Access Repositories.
  • PsycINFO – (EBSCOhost) – this covers over 4 million records in the area of behavioral and social science research.  (yr 2)
  • PubMed  – This is a free database from the National Library of Medicine covering aspects of medicine and healthcare.
  • Scirus – Access to over 575 million scientific items in the form of journals, courseware, patents, institutional repositories and websites.
  • SpringerOpen Porfolio – Covers many areas including Math and Sciences.
  • Wiley Open Access Journals – Includes a number of online journals across food, biological, chemical and health sciences.


Dissertations

Internet Search engines)

Help with databases: Request search help | Database guides | Report a Problem

Request search help

Database guides  (we will add to this list later)

Many of the databases we license are produced by EBSCOhost. This includes:

Report a problem

Other Resources

Audiovisuals | Dissertations | Government Pubs | Faculty Resources | Library catalogs | News | Reference resources | Search engines | Statistics | Web resources 

 

Audio Visual materials

Dissertations and Thesis

Faculty Resources

Government Publications

Library catalogs

      • CalCat – California Libraries Catalog (CalCat), a super-sized catalog that allows customers to view state and worldwide library collections without leaving home. CalCat is a part of WorldCat, a global database that lists more than 62 million records of items owned by libraries in the U.S. and 81 countries.
      • Digital Public Library of America – “DPLA brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. It strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of America’s heritage, to the efforts and data of science.”
      • INFOMINE – a virtual library of Internet resources. It contains useful tools such as databases, electronic journals, electronic books, bulletin boards, mailing lists, online library card catalogs, articles, and directories of researchers. It functions similarly to a search engine except that the results are limited to academic sites and resources. Be advised that not all resources it supplies are free of charge, but many that are fee-related can be found at your local library or university.
      • Internet Public Library – The Internet Public Library is the first public library of and for the internet community. The library is a collection of online resources that are organized by subject, everything from accounting to social sciences. This Web-based library features standard library services such as reference, cataloging, educational outreach, exhibits, government documents, special collections and archives, serials, and online-only services such as a list of blogs. It can be a great place to start your research as the librarians who created it have spent a great deal of time organizing and finding the best internet resources for your use.
      • Librarians Internet Index – A Website created and maintained by a group of librarians, very similar to the Internet Public Library. It has a searchable directory of Internet resources, over 3,000 total, on a wide variety of topics. While originally created to focus on the state of California, the site has evolved to cover a much wider area.
      • Library of Congress – offers some free resources on its website. Always a good idea to search the main catalog for resources that may be available digitally. (Middle button at the top of the page).
      • Perseus Digital Library – This digital library provides information on the ancient world, including archaeology, atlas, texts and translations as well as English Renaissance and the American Civil War. Not all the resources are in English, in fact a majority of the ancient texts remain in their original language. You can however, limit your search to only resources available in a given language.
      • Worldcat

News

Reference sources

Search engines

      • Academic Index
      • Custom Google Search for Theological Journals- Search Engine with Free Access
      • FindArticles.com – FindArticles has the text of articles from about 500 print periodicals with coverage back to 1998, and usage is completely free of charge. While some of the more popular magazines aren’t included on FindArticles, the collection is broad enough to be useful for many topics. It’s no substitute for most library article archives; however, it can be a great resource for simple article searching.
      • Googlescholar
      • RefSeek – is a web search engine for students and researchers that aims to make academic information easily accessible to everyone. RefSeek searches more than one billion documents, including web pages, books, encyclopedias, journals, and newspapers

Statistics/Data – (under development)

Web Resources – Selective webpages are listed in the subject guides.  A few are found in the catalog where they are published web documents (such as government publications). Please use a search engine (link to search engine above) to find others.

Research Support

General Research Support | Writing Support | Resources for Faculty

General Research Support

Resources for faculty

  • Contribute your research – deposit your full text published research with the library (year 2)
  • Create links to library resources on your readings lists (this will link to a guide).
  • Copyright information (link to guide on copyright)
  • Using Images in your online course (this will link to a guide)
  • Request New materials – Please email the librarian to see if we can provide access to needed research materials for your class.
  • Keep uptodate in your field
  • Scan the journal table of contents in your field:
    • Journal TOCs is a free commercially based service which requires registration.  It allows you to search through the table of contents of over 13,000 journals.
  • Literature search updates:
    • AMEDEO.com provides a free weekly email of discipline-specific citation lists.
  • Saving searches in the EBSCOhost databases (I need to create this)

Overview

The Wilson University Library exists to support the work of the Wilson Pacific College, by enabling  students to become world class leaders in an environment that embodies the Pentecostal ethos through spiritual formation and Christian higher education. The library aims to achieve this goal by providing relevant academic resources which are accurate and contain quality-assured information. The Library facilitates the teaching, learning, research, personal and professional development of its members through the organization, management and development of suitable electronic collections, access to worldwide information sources and information literacy instruction.

Mission Statement

The Wilson Library will support and enrich the academic, research, and student support missions of the University through the stewardship of scholarly information, the promotion of quality research practices and the delivery of accessible information services.

Policies
Statistics
Staff
Feedback

Services

Document Delivery | Library Assistance | Library Instruction | Research Support

Document Delivery

The library offers document delivery of articles you need for research which are not available through the databases that it licenses.  Please fill in the Document delivery form (we will link to the form once we create it).  Most documents are delivered within 3 business days.

At this time there is no charge for document delivery services.  However, we ask if you could use resources that we already have first.

Library Assistance

Librarians will strive to answer your reference question or help you get started with your research.  We can provide tips and tricks to finding information.

Contact the Library: library@GoAST.org | 916-681-2768

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Our library is staffed virtually. We will reply within 2 business days.

If you leave a phone message please speak clearly and slowly so that we can call you back.

Library instruction

Librarians will provide one on one library consultation and instruction to students.

Contact the Library: library@GoAST.org | 916-681-2768

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Librarians are embedded within your classes and instruction to classes or offer instruction or advice on informational resources within the forums of your classes.  Sometimes this is just in the beginning module, but sometimes, we participate within each week providing you with a personalized introduction to some of the materials you use

Librarians will provide links to guides. New subject guides can be created.  Please contact the librarian and allow 2 weeks for new guides to be created.

Librarians can provide information literacy instruction.  This is often required for accreditation.  This is at the request of faculty.  Please use the Classroom instruction form to request a session.

Librarians can work with faculty to develop meaningful assignments and provide feedback for students as they progress through the research process.

Research support