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"In times of change learners inherit the earth; while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped

to deal with a world that no longer exists." -Eric Hoffer

Research Databases

CCSNH Catalog

Library Holdings of River Valley Community College and the other six CCSNH Libraries.

CredoReference eBooks

Credo Reference is an online reference collection. It contains over one thousand online encyclopedias, subject dictionaries, biographical sources, and reference tools. Think of it as an academic substitute for Wikipedia.

EbscoHost eBooks

Contains a large selection of multidisciplinary e-books representing a broad range of academic subjects taught at RVCC.

RVCC  Discovery Search

With RVCC Discovery Service, students can conduct a discovery search of their library’s entire collection on a single, powerful search platform.

EBSCOhost Web

Provides access to a collection of databases. Includes such subjects as: the arts and humanities, behavioral sciences, business information, educational literature, environmental sciences, health information, psychology, and pharmacology.

Proquest Central

PQ is the largest single periodical resource available, bringing together complete databases across all major subject areas, including Business, Health and Medical, Language and Literature, Social Sciences, Education, Science and Technology, as well as core titles in the Performing and Visual Arts, History, Religion, Philosophy, and includes thousands of full-text newspapers from around the world.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar is a Web search engine that specifically searches scholarly literature and academic resources. 

PubMed Central

Free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM). 


Includes detailed multi-layer graphics of all areas of the human body.

Human Body Maps

An interactive visual search tool that allows users to explore the human body in 3-D. 

PubMed Health

Provides information for consumers and clinicians on prevention and treatment of diseases and conditions, but its focus is uniquely on “what works?” 


Videatives compiles short video clips of children and teachers, along with informed interpretation by educators.

Learning Express Library

An interactive online learning platform featuring over 770 practice tests, tutorials, and eBooks related to job search and workplace skills improvement, career certification and licensing exam preparation, college entrance and graduate school admissions exam preparation, GED exam preparation, and basic skills improvement in reading, writing, and math, for all ages.

Database Tutorials

Database tutorials for ebscohost and proquest databases. 

A-Z Publications Finder





Help is available 7 days a week academic terms

Librarians know the ins and outs of all the databases, so we can recommend the best one to use for your topic.

We can also help you pick the best search terms to use and give you specific search tips for the topic you're researching.

  • By E-mail
  • By Phone: 603-542-7744 Extension 5465
  • Students- Schedule a Library Orientation or Help Session
  • Faculty-Schedule a library session for your Class 
  • Jim Allen, Director of Library Resources Extension 5366
  • Gloria Oakes, Library Associate Extension 5466
  • Deb Duclos-Emond, Library Technician Extension 5466
  • Click for library room use: Puksta Library Calendar

Last Updated: 6.8.2018/JEA








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