Articles and Databases

  • Nature
    Full access to every issue of the scientific journal Nature, covering scientific topics from 1869-present.  You must be on campus to access.
  • Scientific American 
    Full access to every issue of Scientific American, from 1845-present.  Scientific American magazine covers scientific discovery and technological innovation for the general public.  You must be on campus to access.
  • Scientific American Mind
    Full access to every issue of Scientific American Mind, a magazine published by Scientific American with an emphasis on behavior and brain science.  You must be on campus to access.
  • Arizona State Library Online Resources
    Free reference and educational databases with full access to many popular periodicals such as Time and Newsweek.  If you are looking for magazine articles, this is a great place to begin your search.  Use your Arizona zipcode to log in.

  • Virtual Reference Library
    A wide variety of nonfiction, reference texts available electronically.  Click here for password information.
  • FollettShelf eBooks
    Looking for fun books to read on your laptop or tablet?  Follettshelf is the library’s collection of popular fiction and nonfiction ebooks that can be downloaded to your computer or tablet.  Use your student username (same as your email address) and your Student ID number (701XXX) as your password.  If using a tablet, check the app or play store for the Follett Shelf Offline Reader App.
  • Pima County Public Library’s eBooks
    A wide selection of popular fiction and nonfiction materials available from the Pima County Public Library.  Ebooks and downloadable audiobooks that will work on computers, tablets, phones, iPods as well as popular eReadrers like the Kindle.  Use your PCPL card to log in and download.
  • Project Gutenberg
    38,000 totally free eBooks available for download.  Consists mainly of literature and classics.  Works on almost any device! 
Other Resources

  • Life Magazine
    Millions of free historic photographs from the Life Magazine archives.
  • Merlot
    A database of educational web resources and tools that have been ranked, providing for easier searching.
  • Mango Languages
    Free interactive language lessons and practice, provided by the Pima County Public Library.  You will need a PCPL card/pin number to log in.
  • The Internet Archive:  Moving Images
    Free downloadable video files of archived film and video footage, sometimes educational.  Very useful for finding stock footage to use in video projects and presentations.
  • Moving Making Resources
    Freely available movie score music and video downloads for use in your video projects.