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The ACS Guide to Scholarly Communication covers everything from classic journal authoring topics (now completely modernized) such as Organization of Your Article and Peer Review, to styling conventions needed for all scholarly communication, such as Chemical Nomenclature and Effective Writing and Word Usage, to emerging areas of interest in scholarly communication, including Open Access & Open Science, Sharing Data, Communicating Safety Information, and Preprints.
Trial Ends: September 30th., 2020
AP Newsroom via EBSCO provides comprehensive state, national and world news. Content Categories include general news, sports, business, entertainment, and specialized content, such as elections results, technology, education news, and more.
ASCE Library, including journals, proceedings, e-books and standards, and the Civil Engineering Magazine Archive, provides the most respected and richest collection of civil engineering content. With 145,000 technical and professional articles, ASCE Library is the premier information clearinghouse for both researchers and practitioners in the field of civil engineering.
Communication Source offers communication journals, magazines and other sources covering all related disciplines, including media studies, linguistics, speech pathology, rhetoric and discourse.
Trial Ends: October 18, 2020
Docuseek2 provides streaming documentary videos covering all major disciplines. The Essential Collection on trial includes 778 titles.

Please provide your evaluation of the trial via the Trial Evaluation Form
Fuente Académica Plus is the most complete database of full-text Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals. It provides journals from Latin America, Portugal, and Spain covering all major subject areas, including agriculture, economics, history, law, literature, psychology, and sociology.
IPA Source is an online collection of literal translations and International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions. It promotes the comprehension and accurate pronunciation of foreign language texts in art song and opera so that singers may imbue each syllable with the appropriate emotional content. IPA Source currently includes over 5500 texts in Latin, Italian, German, French, Spanish, and English.
JSTOR eBooks collection offers unlimited access to 48,000 titles including publications up to 2017. The collection covers disciplines in history, sociology, language & literature, political science, anthropology, law, philosophy, religion, film, education, and more.
Mintel provides an analysis of consumers, markets, new products, and competitive insights on global and local economies.
Pivot provides access to the most comprehensive global source of funding opportunities—totaling billions of dollars and updated daily. It allows faculty, staff researchers, graduate students, and research administrators to easily identify funding opportunities, and connect the right funding opportunities with the right people.

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Following the steps below to register for your Pivot account (Cal State LA students/faculty/staff only):
If you are a new user of Pivot, first you need to register for a user ID and password using the Sign Up link. Please make sure to select the “Use Email Address/Create Password” option and use your Cal State LA email address to register. Please remember to keep your credentials saved for future use.
Taylor & Francis eBooks offer unlimited access to close to 20,000 titles in two major collections: HSS collection for social sciences, humanities, and education, and the CRCNetBASE collection for science and engineering.
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