Victor Valley College  
May 3, 2016

Library Home
Library Catalog
Article Databases
Internet Resources
Other Libraries
Research Tools
Library Information
Library news and events


Internet Resources


Earth Sciences
Geography | Geology | Oceanography

  • Atlapedia Online
    A-Z listing of countries around the world. Contains physical maps and statistics including geography and climate information.
  • CIA World Fact Book
    A regularly updated site of statistical data, maps, and flags collected by the CIA on countries around the world.
  • Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection
    An invaluable collection of current, historical, and political world maps maintained by the University of Texas at Austin.
    Comprised of an online textbook in 10 chapters, each with a Study Guide and Further Reading list. Also includes a separate Glossary of Terms and Internet Web links.
  • ScienceDaily - Geography
    ScienceDaily is best known for showcasing the top science news stories from the world’s leading universities and research organizations. Updated several times a day with breaking news and feature articles on the discoveries in all fields of the physical, biological, earth and applied sciences.
  • U.S. Gazetteer
    The U.S. Census Bureau database used to identify place names, view geographical locations, and access census data.


    The California Environmental Resources Evaluation System. Includes information on wetlands, watersheds, the ocean, and environmental law.
  • Cetaceans
    A National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA) website providing comprehensive background information on every species of Cetaceans: whales, dolphins, and porpoises.
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
    The official site of NOAA provides extensive information on programs, activities, and specific topics for oceans, coasts, fisheries, climate, etc.
  • Oceanography (The Official Magazine of the Oceanography Society)
    The journal contains peer-reviewed articles that chronicle all aspects of ocean science and its applications. Also included are meeting reports, book reviews, editor-reviewed articles that address public policy and education and how they are affected by science and technology.
  • Ocean Explorer (NOAA)
    Provides information and reports on NOAA's ocean exploration from 2001 to current as well as the history of ocean exploration by United States Coast Survey (1807 to 1970). Also includes a gallery of selected images, maps, videos, and audios from NOAA expeditions, and lesson plans for educators.
  • ScienceDaily - Oceanography
    ScienceDaily is best known for showcasing the top science news stories from the world’s leading universities and research organizations. Updated several times a day with breaking news and feature articles on the discoveries in all fields of the physical, biological, earth and applied sciences.
  • U.S. National Ocean Services (NOS)
    The official site of NOS which is the primary government agency responsible for the nation's coastal environment.

EnvironmentReturn to top

  • California Environmental Protection Agency
    Presents information about environmental regulations in California and Cal/EPA programs and services.
  • Envirolink
    A non-profit organization that provides up-to-date information on environmental issues from around the world.
  • Scorecard
    The website for the Environmental Defense Fund is a resource for information about toxic chemicals in the environment. Search by state, county, or zip code.
  • South Coast AQMD
    The Air Quality Management District provides community, business, and educational information on air quality in Southern California.
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    Find information on issues, laws, and regulations effecting environmental policy in the U.S. Click on "Browse" to search major environmental topics A-Z.

Health and MedicineReturn to top

Library Databases

  • Health Source: Nursing Academic Edition provides nearly 550 scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Also includes the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names
  • Consumer Health Complete provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicines. Includes access to over 550 health related magazines and journals, more than 250 health related books and encyclopedias, thousands of full-text evidence-based reports, the Clinical Reference System, the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, and more.
  • Health Source: Consumer Edition provides information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Includes access to over 80 full-text consumer health magazines (American Fitness, Better Nutrition, Prevention, etc.), nearly 130 health reference books, and over 9,000 clinical reference reports.
  • MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, the database searches citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals. (Accessed through EBSCO Host)
    Off-campus see: Databases

General Health & Medicine

  • Healthfinder
    Consumer gateway to health and human services information from the U.S. government. Click on "Health Library" for a list of useful resources.
  • MedlinePlus
    National Library of Medicine guide to consumer health information. Includes information on drugs, medical encyclopedia and dictionary, and much more.
  • PubMed
    The National Library of Medicine's search engine to the millions of citations and documents found in Medline.
  • Merck Manual of Medical Information
    The online version of the Merck Manual but written in everyday English. Find information on disorders, symptoms, preventions, and treatments.
  • RxList: the internet drug index
    Not as comprehensive as Physicians Desk Reference (PDR), but covers the most common drugs.


Health Agencies

MathReturn to top

  • Biographies of Women Mathematicians
    Highlights and achievements of women in the field of mathematics.
  • History of Mathematics Archives
    Find history and overviews on the development of mathematics in various world cultures.
    A useful resource when preparing for the VVC Assessment Test.
    A collection of quick reference tables covering general to advance mathematics.
  • MathWorld
    A comprehensive and interactive mathematics encyclopedia.
  • QuickMath
    Provides instant solutions to math problems from algebra and equation solving through to calculus and matrices.
  • S.O.S. MATHematics
    Find short and easy-to-understand explanations for all levels of mathematics.

SciencesReturn to top

Biology l Chemistry| Physics

Database Sites

  • Biology Journals (ProQuest) provides access to a wide range of biology topics. The database includes over 285 titles, with more than 250 available in full-text. Biology-related topics include: Biological chemistry, Biophysics, Botany, Cytology and histology, Environmental studies, Microbiology, Microscopy, and Zoology. (Off-campus see: Databases) **Tips for searching scientific articles**
  • ASM Microbiology Journals
    Access to free (and fee) full-text articles from the 11 online journals of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). Full-text articles are generally made available 4 months after an issue's publication
  • Highwire Press
    Highwire Press is a division of Stanford University Libraries. It hosts the largest collection of free (and fee) full-text, peer-reviewed articles from over 900 life science journals published online.


  • Amphibiaweb
    Offers taxonomic information for every recognized species of amphibian in the world. Useful search listing by country and region.
  • BiologyBrowser
    Features free resources and useful links for the study of biology. Easily browse by organism, subject, or geographic location.
  • The Biology Project
    Developed by the University of Arizona. Offers interactive resources including tutorials in Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Human Biology, and more.
  • Encyclopedia of Life (EOL)
    A collaborative project to document every living species on Earth. Entries include classification, description, images, ecology, distribution maps, and more.
  • Kimball's Biology Pages
    This is an online biology textbook (Biology, 6th ed., 1994) that takes advantage of hyperlinks to easily navigate the content.
  • North American Mammals
    This Smithsonian site focuses on mammals primarily found within the U.S. Provides species records, illustrations and photos, and basic facts.
  • PNAS Online
    PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.A.) is a fee-based electronic journal that focuses on research in the biological, physical, and social sciences. Access to free full-text articles is available 6 months after publication.


  • ChemDex
    This is an international directory of chemistry sites on the Web. Sites are rated and can be searched and sorted by various categories.
    The official website of the American Chemical Society. Offers both professional and educational resources.
  • General Chemistry Online
    Materials presented are equivalent to the second quarter of an introductory chemistry course. Uses animation to effectively teach complex concepts.
  • WebElements Periodic Table
    This is more an encyclopedia of chemical elements. Contains data for 118 elements easily selected from a periodic table.


  • American Institute of Physics
    Provides information and links to the world of physics. See under "Resources: History Center" for presentations on discoveries in physics.
  • Eric Weisstein's World of Physics
    This site contains explanations for technical topics in physics. Subject areas include astrophysics, history, terminology, matter, and more.
  • Physics 2000
    Presents interactive demos on physics and high-tech devices. Topics include x-rays, lasers, TV screens, and more. Click "Table of Contents" for full list.
    Return to top


Home | Library Catalog | Databases | Internet Resources | Other Libraries | Research Tools | Information | News

Questions, Suggestions, Comments?
Last Modified: March 12, 2015

Athletics | About Our Campus | Accreditation   | Bookstore | Campus Life  | College Catalogs  | College General Information (pdf) | College Maps |  Events of Community  | Job Openings | High Desert Higher Education Center |  Institutional Research | Library | President's Office | Employee Services |   VVC Foundation | Contact Webmaster
All Content 2016 Victor Valley Community College  All rights reserved.
18422 Bear Valley Rd. • Victorville, CA 92395-4271•           (760) 245-4271

Student Services Admissions & Records Departments & Offices Faculty & Staff Directory VVC Home Page Schedule of Classes