Informational Databases

Informational Databases

Badger Link

Contains the EBSCO suite of databases and many other resources. To access off-campus, click http://www.badgerlink.net/lib_card.html and scroll down to La Crosse - Western Technical College Library. Library Barcode Number is your Western ID Number.

Note: If you have a nine-digit Western ID beginning with 00, enter the last seven digits of your ID, omitting the 00.


CREDO Reference

Dictionaries, encyclopedias, atlases, biographies, and quotations covering the full spectrum of human knowledge.


Criminal Justice Periodicals Index (CJPI)

Includes US and international criminal justice journals, law enforcement and corrections administration, rehabilitation, family law, and industrial security information.


CultureGrams Online

Offers up-to-date country reports on over 200 cultures of the world, United States, and Canadian provinces. Teaching activities, currency converter, citation generator, distance calculator, recipes, and much more.


Encyclopedia of Global Warming

Provides coverage of the science, policy, and social issues surrounding climate change. Addresses a broad range of topics from scientific concepts to social issues to current laws.


GreenFILE

Comprised of scholarly and general interest titles, this multi-disciplinary database focuses on the relationship between humans and the environment.


Health Reference Center

Integrates millions of articles from nursing and allied health journals, newspapers, magazines, newsletters, and consumer health information sources.


LexisNexis Academic

Full-text access to over 6000 news, business, and legal publications.


Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Covers a variety of social issues from Stem Cell Research to Terrorism and Gun Control. Topic overviews, pro and con viewpoint articles, court-case overviews, biographies, primary source documents and more.


Proquest Nursing & Allied Health Source

Reliable healthcare information from journals, evidence-based resources, and dissertations.


RAB Instant Background

Marketing and demographic stats from over 200 businesses and industries. To access:

  • Click here
  • User Name: library@westerntc.edu Password: rabuser Click GO
  • Hover over the RESEARCH tab and select the INSTANT BACKGROUNDS option
  • From the drop-down menu, select an industry of your choice and click SUBMIT

ReferenceUSA (US Businesses & US Consumers/Lifestyles)

A premier source for business and consumer research data. Contains detailed information on over 15 million companies and over 260 million consumers. Every record can be exported to spreadsheets. A great source for entrepreneurship activities, students seeking employment, marketing projects and demographic research. The database is updated monthly.


Salem History

This database is composed of four smaller databases that you may search individually or simultaneously: Historical Encyclopedia of American Business; Encyclopedia of American Immigration; Encyclopedia of Mathematics & Society; The Seventies in America.


Salem Literature

This database is composed of three smaller databases that you may search individually or simultaneously: Critical Insights – Ernest Hemingway; Critical Insights – The Great Gatsby; Magill’s Literary Annual 2014.


SIRS Issues Researcher

Contains thousands of full text articles exploring business, health, political, social, scientific, and global issues, etc. Graphics complement selected publications. Pro and con viewpoints add value to the overall resource.


Teacher Reference Center

Indexes top periodicals and trade journals for educators.


Free Full-Text Article Databases on the World Wide Web