Porterville College

Library, Resources and Services

Library

Library Resources and Services:

Porterville College Library provides information resources in a variety of formats and functions: print books and periodicals, reserves, reference, fiction, poetry, non-fiction, media, Valley Writers, and more.

Computers provide students with access to online databases, full-text electronic books, and the Internet. Wi-Fi is available. Students can do their homework in the study rooms, carrels, and the comfortable, quiet reading area. Card-activated copiers and printers are available.

Key library services include checking out circulating books and reserve items as well as reference librarian assistance.


Books:

Access to the following requires PC student or Staff ID#:

Databases

(Access requires PC Student or Staff ID#)

 


Salem Press is a print and online encyclopedia resource utilized by Porterville College Library.

 

    Salem Health

  • Addictions & Substance Abuse
  • Cancer
  • Complimentary & Alternative Medicine
  • Nutrition
  • Psychology & Mental Health

    Salem Literature

  • Critical Insights - 
    Nature & Environment
  • Critical Insights - The American Comic Book
  • Critical Survey of Graphic Novels: History, Theme and Techniques
  • Critical Survey - Shakespeare's Plays
  • Critical Survey - Shakespeare's Sonnets
 

    Salem History

  • American Immigration
  • Decades:
    • 60s
    • 70s
    • 80s
    • 90s
    • 2000s
  • Immigration & Immigrant Communities (1650-2016)
  • Issues in U.S. Immigration
  • Latinos: Great Lives
  • Modern Scandals
  • Milestone Documents
    • American History
    • World History
    • World Religions
 

    Salem Science

  • Biomes & Ecosystems
  • Earth Science:
    • Materials & Resources
    • Weather, Water, Atmosphere
    • Surface & History
    • Physics and Chemistry
  • Forensic Science
  • Encyclopedia of Global Warming
  • Principles of Computer Science

 

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