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Google offers more than a basic search engine. Below are search tools Google provides to find scholarly articles and patents, books, and news.
Google Scholar searches the web for scholarly articles, reports, books, and other materials. If using Google Scholar from a PCC campus, you can access full text articles. If PCC has access to an article, a "Find it @ PCC" link will appear to the right of the search result. Click “Find it @ PCC” to go to the library catalog where you will be offered a choice to view the article. From home, you will need to set your Google Scholar preferences to access PCC Library resources. See Using Google Scholar
for directions on how to set your Google Scholar preferences at home.
How to Use Google Scholar
Provides a Quick Search box and a link to a tutorial, and explains how to set up preferences to search PCC Library databases.
Find books in full-text, in lengthy previews or in links to other library collections.
Search for the latest news on your topic from news organizations from around the world.
Most of your research will be in topic areas related to business, science, or both. Below is a list of databases including articles from newspapers, magazines, trade journals and academic journals, as well as other useful information sources, relevant to your research.
Academic Search Premier
Full text for more than 4,500 scholarly social sciences, humanities, general science, education and multicultural journals. 3,700 are peer-reviewed.
A comprehensive and easy to navigate collection of over 4,000 leading business and trade publications. Incorporates coverage of all business disciplines, including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and strategy, as well as business theory and practice.
Business Source Premier
Full text for over 3,000 journals covering business, management, economics, finance, banking, accounting, and more.
Encyclopedias for Background Research
A selection of online encyclopedias that provides general overviews of topics across many subjects. Start here to get working definitions of key concepts and a big picture view of your topic.
Full text of general interest magazine articles, reference and travel books, biographies, primary source documents, photos, maps, and flags.
Features full text coverage of the top 1,000 most searched magazines across Gale's InfoTrac. Current events, sports, science, health and more.
Full text for more than 1,000 peer-reviewed life sciences, Health Science, physical sciences, and engineering journals with citation information for thousands more. Look for the "Full-text available" indicators to view articles online.
Primary online interface for viewing US Census data, including population, housing, economic, geographic, and governmental data.
Census Data for Oregon
From Portland State's Population Research Center
Census Quick Facts
Provides quick census data for states, counties and cities.
Data that helps to understand neighborhood dynamics in the Portland region.
City of Portland site for metropolitan area geographic data. Search by street address or geography for many types of data including assessed and market values, as well as elevation, crime data, and school district information.
Portland Metro and Oregon Research Guide
This guide is designed to help students doing local research projects about local issues by providing resources related to metro Portland and Oregon.
Statistical Abstract of the United States
The Statistical Abstract of the United States, published from 1878 to 2011, was the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Great for historical data.