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    New / Trial Databases

    The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
    Reference essays and literary criticism examining the lives of great authors and their works. Thousands of scholarly and critical books, peer-reviewed journals, and other periodicals. Over 400 full-length videos of classic plays and films.
    Over 2,600 searchable, full-text poems, with corresponding analytical entries. Information on 49,000+ major and minor literary characters. Overviews, synopses, analyses, and literary criticism of thousands of works. Features a comprehensive Shakespeare Center — including the full text of all of his plays. A redesigned “How to Write about” section with improved functionality and special sections covering how to write a good essay.
    • Resource available to TNCC affiliates only.
    • First time user registration required.
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    LearningExpress Library / PrepStep provides users with instant access to the most comprehensive collection of test preparation tools, skill building materials, and career resources available. Over 1,000 online practice tests and tutorials are available, along with more than 200 eBook titles. *Requires free registration before use.
    • Full text database. At least a portion, if not all, the material in this database is available full text.
    • Resource available to TNCC affiliates only.
    The largest online newspaper archive. 9,400+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s, millions of additional pages added every month.
    • VIVA database subscription (Virginia Virtual Library - Statewide consortium)
    These abstracts feature a wide variety of content, ranging from physical education curricula, to sports medicine, to dance. Health education and physical therapy are also covered.