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New Digital Resources Keep Cal Poly Students Competitive

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February 1, 2013 – Student Success Fees are giving Cal Poly students online access to new resources for research and coursework in every discipline.
“With a portion of funding made available through the Student Success Fee, we’re finally able to give our students the same access as other CSU students,” said Anna Gold, university librarian.

Something for everyone

Among these new resources is EBSCO’s Academic Search Premier, expanding student access to more than 4,000 peer-reviewed full-text journals in science, technology, business, health, education, social sciences and the arts.

“Academic Source Premier is like the Target of databases,” said Sarah Cohen, associate university librarian. “There is something for everyone. It’s a great starting point for research and provides a variety of quality materials – including scholarly, trade, technical, and popular. Students of every discipline will benefit from its addition to our available resources,” Cohen said.

Thousands of new resources

In addition to EBSCO’s Academic Search Premier database, Student Success Fees have added new online access to information resources serving the entire Cal Poly curriculum, from nutrition to engineering to music.

Cal Poly students now have access to ENGnetBASE and CLEANTECHnetBASE, providing anywhere, anytime access to the hundreds of the latest handbooks in civil, mechanical, clean technology, and electrical engineering; to NUTRITIONnetBASE, serving CAFES and COSAM students by offering hundreds of digital case studies, clinical trials, and biochemical analyses; and to Naxos, a digital music collection that provides expansive online access to classical, jazz, world and other music.

Easier to find what you need

Brett Bodemer is the librarian for the College of Liberal Arts. “With these powerful new resources it’s easier to find the information you need to succeed in your coursework,” Bodemer said. “You can even groove to jazz on Naxos while you do it!”

To learn more about the library’s collections of digital resources that support your research, visit our database guide and eBooks guide.