ENGLISH COMPOSITION 101


Best Databases

MasterFILE Premier

Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,950 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also includes nearly 500 full text reference books, 84,011 biographies, 83,472 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 192,999 photos, maps and flags.

General OneFile

A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social sciences, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles.

General Reference Center Gold

A general interest database that integrates a variety of sources - newspapers, reference books, magazines, and trade publications. Find articles on current events, popular culture, business and industry trends, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more.

Expanded Academic ASAP

Expanded Academic ASAP provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers across disciplines. The database meets research needs in subject areas including the arts and humanities, social sciences, and science and technology.

CQ Researcher

The CQ Researcher is an excellent source on the most critical events and controversial subjects of the day. Each of the 44 weekly issues offers a balanced, in-depth analysis of a contemporary topic by a veteran journalist, pro and con arguments by experts, a chronology, and annotated bibliographies to guide additional research. The CQ Researcher reports on important issues in a wide range of areas including social, economic, political, and environmental policy.

Films On Demand

Contains over 20,000 academic videos available for streaming. Watch full-length videos or one of over 231,000 video segments grouped by subject: Humanities & Social Sciences, Business & Economics, Science & Mathematics, Health & Medicine. Films on Demand also offers videos about careers. 

Kanopy Streaming

Kanopy is a leading distributor of educational videos. Major subjects covered include the arts, business and training, health sciences, media and communication, natural sciences, social sciences, and teacher education. Users can search, browse and stream videos. 

Global Issues in Context

Global Issues in Context offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Featured are hundreds of continuously updated issue and country portals that bring together a variety of specially selected, highly relevant sources for analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, and cultural issues. Each of these gateway pages includes an overview, unique "perspectives" articles written by local experts, reference, periodical, primary source and statistical information. Rich multimedia - including podcasts, video, and interactive graphs - enhance each portal. Use Browse Issues and Topics, Country Finder, Basic Search or Advanced Search to explore the database.

Issues & Controversies

Provides up-to-date, in-depth factual information on a broad range of current issues and controversies.

LexisNexis

Search both United States and international newspapers, television & radio transcripts, wire services.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

This database provides contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues including the Death Penalty, Gun Control, Genetic Engineering, Censorship, Endangered Species, and Terrorism.

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Pop Culture Collection

This collection provides useful information for any researcher in a social science, history, art or liberal arts course. This collection is made up of 100 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals, complemented by eight eBook titles.

Academic Search Premier

Provides full text for nearly 4,650 serials, including full text for more than 3,600 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.

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Academic OneFile

Academic OneFile is a source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's English language journals and reference sources. It has extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects, & millions of full text articles available in both PDF and HTML.

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Academic Search Premier

Provides full text for nearly 4,650 serials, including full text for more than 3,600 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.

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Films On Demand

Contains over 20,000 academic videos available for streaming. Watch full-length videos or one of over 231,000 video segments grouped by subject: Humanities & Social Sciences, Business & Economics, Science & Mathematics, Health & Medicine. Films on Demand also offers videos about careers. 

Kanopy Streaming

Kanopy is a leading distributor of educational videos. Major subjects covered include the arts, business and training, health sciences, media and communication, natural sciences, social sciences, and teacher education. Users can search, browse and stream videos. 

HCC Online Catalog

Most of HCC's online books are linked from the online catalog. The catalog also includes physical items in the library: reference books, circulating books, music, dvds, audio books, and other media. You may also use the online catalog to search for items in your public library.

Commonwealth eBook Collection

A collection of books available to all the residents of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Includes over 120,000 academic books as well as bestsellers, popular fiction, and primary historical documents.  Search the general collection in the above link or just the academic books in EBL (login required).

Ebrary (now named Ebook Central)

This is a collection of over 100,000 books online.

EBSCO e-books

A growing collection of over 110,000 e-books that can be read online or with the EBSCO eBooks App

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Simultaneously search through more than 200 encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

Overdrive Digital Catalog

Overdrive Digital Catalog offers hundreds of audiobooks, ebooks, and videos. Browse and search popular titles and download them to your computer (Mac and PC), transfer them to your portable device (Nook, Sony Reader, iPhone, and others), or burn them onto CDs for reading and listening anywhere, anytime. 

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Food Justice (Compiled by Elizabeth Trobaugh)

People
1. $15 Wage In Fast Food Stirs Debate On Effects.
2. A Day's Strike Seeks to Raise Fast-Food Pay. (cover story)
3. A New Kind of Poverty.
4. America's Food Crisis and How to Fix It. (cover story)
5. Better Pay Now
6. Competitive Foods, Discrimination, and Participation in the National School Lunch Program.
7. DIET DESERTS
8. Fast Food
9. Fields of Poison.
10. Food Deserts Suffer Persistent Socioeconomic Disadvantage.
11. FOOD ENVIRONMENT, FOOD STORE ACCESS, CONSUMER BEHAVIOR, AND DIET.
12. In the Strawberry Fields.
13. Labor Rights for Farm Workers
14. Lunch Lessons
15. McDonald's helpline to employee: Go on food stamps
16. Michelle's Moves
17. On Eating Animals
18. Taxing Junk Food to Counter Obesity
19. The Flip Side of Food Studies
20. THE HIDDEN LINK BETWEEN FACTORY FARMS AND HUMAN ILLNESS

Animals
1. America's Food Crisis and How to Fix It. (cover story) 
2. Animal welfare.
3. EPA Gives away the Farm.   
4. Hogging the table.
5. NEW GUIDANCE FOR CAFOS
6. On Eating Animals  
7. THE HIDDEN LINK BETWEEN FACTORY FARMS AND HUMAN ILLNESS   

Land
1. America's Food Crisis and How to Fix It. (cover story)   
2. EPA Gives away the Farm.   
3. Hogging the table.   
4. Fields of Poison.   
5. In the Strawberry Fields. 
6. NEW GUIDANCE FOR CAFOS   
7. PHOSPHORUS FIELDS

Water
1. America's Food Crisis and How to Fix It. (cover story)   
2. EPA Gives away the Farm. 
3. Fields of Poison.  
4. Hogging the table.  
5. Home, Home on the Latrine
6. In the Strawberry Fields.  
7. NEW GUIDANCE FOR CAFOS   
8. PHOSPHORUS FIELDS

Literature - OER

Links to OER (Open Educational Resources) literature and literature found in the public domain to support courses on literature.

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