Specialized Databases

Below you can get direct access to some of the databases the Cuesta Library has available. Note: The resources in some of these databases are also available through the Library's Single Search which provides access to all the library's databases through one search interface.

America History and Life
Database of journals and books covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present.
 
Auto Repair Reference Center
Collection of automobile repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles.
 
Birds of North America
A comprehensive reference database for the life histories of over 760 bird species that breed in the United States and Canada.
 
Books Index with Reviews
Provides book reviews on over 5 million book titles, in a wide range of formats.
 
CINAHL Plus with Full Text
A definitive research tool for nursing and allied health resources, covering over 50 nursing specialties, speech and language pathology, nutrition, general health, medicine and more.
 
The Chronicle of Higher Education
The No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators.
 
Country Background Notes
Detailed information provided by the U.S. State Department on countries throughout the world.
 
Country Watch
Provides up-to-date news and information on each of the recognized countries of the world.
 
Credo Reference Academic Core
Provides full-text online versions of about 1,200 published reference works in a variety of subjects, including general and subject dictionaries as well as encyclopedias.
 
CultureGrams Online
Publishes concise, reliable, and up-to-date cultural content of the world's countries and peoples.
 
Gale Opposing Viewpoints
A rich database of resources including pro/con viewpoints on today’s hottest social issues and many others. Great for controversial issues.
 
NewsBank
Database of local, regional, national and international newspapers, including online-only newspapers, blogs, newswires, journals, broadcast transcripts and videos. Great resource for local issues - includes SLO Tribune.
 
New Times
San Luis Obispo County’s news and entertainment weekly, covering local news, politics, opinion, food, wine, arts, and entertainment.
 
Population Reference Bureau
Provides comprehensive information about population, health, and the environment.
 
PsycARTICLES
Database of peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology.
 
PsycINFO
Database of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations in behavioral science and mental health.
 
Public Library of Science
An open access database of journals and other scientific literature available for free under an open content license.
 
World News Research Collection
A news database of local, regional, national and international newspapers, newswires, blogs, videos, journals, magazines, transcripts, and more.

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