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Power Search Tools
Use these to find all types of source, including research starters (explainers), scholarly/academic sources and popular sources, such as news, magazines, books, and more.
The Library's most powerful search tool lets you search a majority of all available search tools at once.
Gale Power Search This link opens in a new window
A great choice for beginning college researchers, this search tool is easy to use and searches all of the Gale tools at once.
ProQuest Central This link opens in a new window
This user-friendly and powerful tool searches all ProQuest content at once, good scholarly sources that "Search Everything" might miss.
eBook Collection This link opens in a new window
Scholarly and academic books.
Ebook Central This link opens in a new window
Books for researchers and general readers.
Naxos Music Library This link opens in a new window
A comprehensive Music Collection where you can listen to over a million tracks of music. Resources such as a dictionary of music, work analyses, and guided tours of historical periods are included.
IPA Source This link opens in a new window
A collection of literal translations and International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions.
Academic Search Premier This link opens in a new window
A multi-disciplinary database containing full-text and scholarly journal articles.
JSTOR Arts & Sciences I & V This link opens in a new window
Features academic journals, books, and primary sources in art and art history, classical studies, history, language and literature, music, philosophy, and political science.
Arts & Humanities Database This link opens in a new window
Features hundreds of titles covering Art, Architecture, Design, History, Philosophy, Music, Literature, Theatre and Cultural Studies. *This is a Traveler resource. The Traveler Statewide Resource project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Art Full Text This link opens in a new window
Features full-text articles, indexing and abstracts on a variety of topics from fine, decorative and commercial art to photography, folk art, film and architecture.
Research Library: The Arts This link opens in a new window
Includes thousands of full-text titles, with a highly-respected, diversified mix of scholarly journals, professional and trade publications, important and general interest magazines covering Music, Theatre, Film, TV, Dance, Architecture, Art, and Design. *This is a Traveler resource. The Traveler Statewide Resource project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Browse Music History Resources
Finding Journals by Title
The Journals A-to-Z tool tells you whether the NWACC Library currently has full-text access to a particular journal, magazine, or newspaper.
Simply search for the publication's title (Time, National Geographic, etc.) in the main search field. Search results will include links to databases that contain full-text articles.
Search Hacks Guide
Search Hacks Guide
A quick guide for getting the most out of library search tools and academic databases.
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