How to Access the Databases and/or Online Catalog
The easiest method is to use Atlas.After logging in to Atlas,
If Atlas is experiencing difficulties you can use this URL to access the online catalog and databases:
From the main Valencia webpage:https://valenciacollege.edu/ use the dropdown menu on the Student Resources Tab to choose Libraries. You can also type “Library” in the Search Box. Scroll down until you see a Red Search Button. Click it. The best way to use the Library Catalog is to click the Library Catalog Tab. This is the best way to search for books, eBooks, DVDs, eVideos etc. Search specifically using Advanced Search and choosing Campus & Format.
Using Electronic Resources (eBooks, eVideos & Databases requires logging in. Logging in to Valencia electronic resources other ways than through Atlas requires using your Valencia Student Identification number (your “V” number including the “V”) plus your PIN (the last 4 digits of your “V” number). You may also need to select Valencia from a drop-down menu.
The login button is found near the top right of the Online Catalog.
Click “Databases A-Z” or “Databases by Subject” to select your database.
Clicking the database links within this guide without logging into Atlas will require you to log in using your VID.
Daily Life Through History provides content from a vast number of reference works, monographs, and primary documents. Based on the landmark Greenwood Encyclopedia of Daily Life, Greenwood Daily Life Online is supported by an active publishing program to ensure an ever-expanding and updated content base.
World at War provides access to authoritative reference content, pertinent primary sources, and a wealth of historical insight and analysis on the important themes and consequences of all major U.S.-involved wars, from the founding of the country to the present.
World History The Modern Era is a comprehensive database that includes coverage from the Renaissance to the present day with a large selection of primary source materials.
Academic Search Complete is a multi-disciplinary database with access to articles from many different disciplines, including hundreds of history periodicals and resources.
JSTOR provides access to back issues of core journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Over 700 titles available, including numerous historical periodicals with coverage dating back to a hundred years or more.
When searching the library catalog or databases for resources relating to your controversial topic, try the following searches:
Irish Potato Famine
Great Famine, Ireland, 1845-1852
Revol* (* is a MAGIC key letting you get all forms of the word in this case Revolution, Revolutionary or Revolt)
For more specific results, try a more specific search using two of the search boxes such as:
Scientific Revolution AND Women
Scientific Revolution AND Women AND Europe
Enlightenment AND Slavery
Enlightenment AND Slavery AND Europe
Napoleon AND Fall
Napoleon AND Fall AND Causes
Napoleon AND Fall AND Causes or Reasons or Factors
Napoleon AND Revol*
Karl Marc AND Socialism
Irish Potato Famine AND Results OR Effects OR Outcomes OR Impacts