EBSCO Discovery Trial

During the Spring semester, the LVC campus has access to a free trial of EBSCO Discovery.  Bishop Library has access to full-text content from many online databases and journals, including over 40 EBSCOhost databases.  With EBSCO Discovery, you can search across the library’s collection and beyond for books, e-books, articles and more.

The EBSCO Discovery trial is accessible from the library’s website at  Located right below the blue search box is a description of EBSCO Discovery.  To start your search, click on the Search Now link.


The EBSCO Discovery trial is available through the month of June.  Please direct any feedback to the Systems & Electronic Services Librarian at .

New Database: Loeb Classical Library


Bishop Library has purchased perpetual access to Loeb Classical Library, a digital collection of Greek and Latin texts, including side-by-side English translations.  Loeb Classical Library, from Harvard University Press, currently includes 523 volumes, with more to be added in the future as the collection grows.

Explore Greek and Latin heritage with epic and lyric poetry; tragedy and comedy; history, travel, philosophy, oratory, and more.   Browse the digital library by author, volume, or search by keyword.  Features include the ability to bookmark and annotate content with the creation of a free account.

Access Digital Loeb at:

New Trial Business Database: IBISWorld


Trial access to the database, IBISWorld, is available through May 10, 2016.  IBISWorld has been added to the library’s articles & databases list under the subject category of business & economics.

IBISWorld provides access to comprehensive industry market research and industry risk ratings.  The trial is limited to U.S. data and includes:

  • US Industry Reports (NAICS)
  • US Specialized Industry Reports
  • US Business Environment Profiles

To see a complete list of the library’s business & economics databases, go to:



New & Improved Health Sciences & Medicine Resources!


Bishop Library recently upgraded to MEDLINE Complete which has increased the number of full-text articles available to the campus. MEDLINE Complete contains full text for many of the most used journals in the MEDLINE index. Coverage extends back to 1847, with full-text back to 1865.

MEDLINE Complete provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 5,400 current biomedical journals.

consumer_health_complete_logoAlong with the upgrade to Medline Complete, Bishop Library is now subscribing to Consumer Health Complete. Consumer Health Complete is a comprehensive resource for consumer health & wellness information. Full-text information comes from a variety of sources including journals, magazines, books, pamphlets, images, videos, and more. These databases and more can be accessed from the library’s website at Click on Articles & Databases, then Health Sciences & Medicine as your database subject area.

Image/Database Information Source:  EBSCO 


Hola! Have You Tried Mango Languages?


Available 24/7 via the web or on your mobile device, Mango Languages has more than 70 foreign language and English as a second language courses, including unique specialty courses. Mango Languages also includes a small selection of full-length international films.

Although Mango has an option for guest access, signing up for an account allows you to save your profile, track your progress, and login on your mobile device. To download the app for your device, please see:




To access Mango Languages from the library’s website, go to and click on Articles & Databases. Mango Languages is listed under the database subject category: Languages & Literature.

In addition, Faculty members can be set up with Instructor access. If you are interested in instructor access, please email Lori Nyce, Systems & Electronic Services Librarian, at Instructor access will allow you to create groups and invite students to be members. Through virtual groups, you can monitor and track your students’ progress using Mango Languages.


Image Source:  Mango Languages

MEF Streaming Video Collection

Bishop Library has started a subscription to a streaming video collection through the Media Education Foundation.  The MEF streaming video collection includes over 140 educational films about media, culture, and society available 24/7 on the Kanopy streaming platform.  Films can be used in classrooms to address such topics as gender studies, politics, debt & consumerism, race studies, and media studies & communication.

Use the shared/embed option to link to videos on social media or embed them into Canvas. These links will work on or off-campus.  Off-campus, you will be prompted to enter in your LVC username/password before accessing the video.

Use the create clip/playlist option to add videos to a playlist that you save or share/embed.  The clip/playlist option requires you to login to the Kanopy streaming with either Facebook, Google, or by creating a free Kanopy account.

The MEF streaming video collection can be accessed from the library’s database list located at  For supplementary materials & resources to use in the classroom, see the Media Education Foundation website at




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Database of the Month: Slavery & Anti-Slavery Archive

Slavery & Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive is a digital collection of millions of pages from books, serials, manuscripts, supreme court records, reference articles and more. This database contains a wealth of primary source material for the scholarly research in, and study of, slavery. The documents in the archive are grouped by theme. The library’s subscription includes Part 1 (Debates over Slavery & Abolition) and Part 3 (The Institution of Slavery)

Do a quick search by keyword or an advanced search limiting by publication date, content type, document type, language and more. Browse the titles included in the database or learn more about the sources through essays and key collections information located under research tools.


Database of the Month: SciFinder

SciFinder, a research discovery tool, provides comprehensive access to scifinderauthoritative information from journals, patents, conferences, books and dissertations in the fields of chemistry, medicine and related subjects.

Its easy-to-use search interface accesses:
1. Substances including chemical structures, chemical names, CAS Registry Numbers, properties, commercial availability, and regulations

2. Reactions including schemes, experimental procedures, conditions, yields, solvents, catalysts, and commercial availability
3. References from journals, patents, dissertations and more with full-text linking when available

SciFinder accesses content from the following CAS databases and Medline:

  • CAS REGISTRY – chemical substances; more than 90 million small molecules
  • CAplus – Chemical Abstracts; more than 40 million references (early 1800s to present)
  • CASREACT – chemical reactions; more than 75.1 million reactions and synthetic preparations
  • CHEMCATS – chemical suppliers; more than 67 million commercially available chemicals
  • CHEMLIST– regulated chemicals; more than 312,000 substances
  • CIN – chemical industry notes; more than 1.7 million business citations (1974 to present)
  • MARPAT – patent structures; more than 1,052,000 generic Markush structures
  • MEDLINE – a database of journal article citations which focuses on biomedicine and health.

SciFinder includes a JAVA and non-JAVA drawing editor for drawing substance & reaction queries and has a SciPlanner workspace for organizing your reference, substance, and reaction search results. With SciPlanner, you can create, save, print & share projects.


To access SciFinder as well as other science & technology databases, go to:

First-time users need to register for an account with an LVC email address. Once registered, you would use the login button and enter in your username & password.



A SciFinder LibGuide is available online which provides detailed information about SciFinder and how to research substances, reactions and references. LibGuides are multimedia guides created by LVC librarians to provide research assistance, library instruction, subject or class specific information.

To access the LibGuide, go to:


SciFinder provides videos and training documentation on their site showing you how to search for references, substances and reactions.

To access training materials, go to:

For a quick tour of SciFinder’s new design, click here.

Mobile Access:

SciFinder is searchable through a mobile site that you can log into with your SciFinder username & password. For more information go to: Full-text article linking is not available through the mobile site.

System Requirements:

SciFinder can be accessed on both Windows and Mac computers. For detailed information on system requirements such as operating system & browser recommendations, go to:

Database of the Month: Literature Resource Center

Literature Resource Center is a comprehensive literature database of biographical and critical information.LitResourceCenter

This database includes:

  • 145,000+ complete entries from Contemporary Authors and Dictionary of Literary Biography
  • 70,000+ full-text critical essays and reviews
  • 850,000+ full-text articles, critical essays and reviews from scholarly journals and literary magazines
  • 7,000+ overviews of works from Gale’s For Students series, Literature and Its Times and Characters in 20th-Century Fiction
  • approximately 30,000 full-text contemporary poems, short stories and plays
  • 8,000+ interviews
  • app.5,000 links to websites and over 2,800 author portraits

Literature Resource Center includes select critical content from the following Gale titles:

  • Contemporary Literary Criticism
  • Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism
  • Literature Criticism from 1400-1800
  • Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism
  • Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism
  • Drama Criticism
  • Poetry Criticism
  • Shakespearean Criticism
  • Short Story Criticism
  • Children’s Literature Review

To find biographical and critical information, search using basic search, advanced search, person search or works search. For a user-friendly interface with additional search options, try Artemis Literary Sources, an online platform which cross-searches Literature Resource Center & Literature Criticism Online.

A complete list of all the library’s databases can be found on the library’s website located at

New Databases for Computing, Information Technology, Literature & Medicine

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The ACM Digital Library is a comprehensive database of full-text articles and bibliographic records in the fields of computing and information technology. It includes all ACM publications such as journals, conference proceedings, magazines, newsletters and multimedia content. With the ACM Digital Library, you have access to a full-text database of over 400,000 articles and over 2 million bibliographic records from the ACM Guide to Computing Literature.

LitResourceCenter Literature Resource Center

Literature Resource Center is a comprehensive literature database from Gale for biographical and critical information. It includes biographical entries from Contemporary Authors & the Dictionary of Literary Biography as well as full-text articles, critical essays and reviews from many Gale publications, scholarly journals and literary magazines. Also included are overviews of frequently studied works and full-text of contemporary poems, short stories and plays. With this subscription, the campus has access to Artemis Literary Sources, which is a search platform that allows you to cross-search the library’s two Gale literature databases: Literature Criticism Online and Literature Resource Center.

ClinicalKey ClinicalKey

ClinicalKey is a comprehensive clinical search engine for finding medical and surgical content from scholarly journals, e-books, videos, images as well as practice guidelines, patient education and drug information. The campus subscription includes the base package plus five collections: family medicine, physical medicine & rehab, orthopedics, sports medicine & internal medicine. This database is a replacement for MD Consult.

A complete list of databases can be found on the library’s website at