Collins Library Links: Professional & Personal Resources at Your Fingertips


Professional & Personal Resources at Your Fingertips

In addition to the myriad scholarly resources available to you, the library provides a wealth of resources that support your professional & personal information needs.

You’ll find many of them listed on this handy guide:
Library Resources for Puget Sound Staff

And we’ve listed a few here, just to pique your interest.


The library provides access to many local, national and international news resources. So many in fact that we have an entire guide dedicated to Finding News

This includes access to all of the content on the New York Times web site for our entire campus community.  If you have not already signed up for your account we encourage you to do that. To register go to:

We also offer access to The Chronicle of Higher Education.  Use this link for access either on or off-campus.


Check out our Financial Literacy Page along with these great resources.

Consumer Reports
First began publishing in 1936, and continues to offer reviews and comparisons of common consumer goods.

Legal Information Reference Center
Provides access to full text for many of the top consumer legal reference books and thousands of legal forms.

Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage
Covering financial information including current market activity, company quotes, investment information, economic indicators and more this is a comprehensive database of financial information.

Value Line Research Center
Includes online access to Value Line’s leading publications covering stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities as well as special situation stocks.

Provides best-selling and newly published titles for recreational reading.  The collection is “refreshed” often so keep an eye out for new titles.  Over half the collection is general fiction, and separately shelved genres include, biography, graphic novels, humor, mystery, non-fiction, and science fiction & fantasy.


Consumer Health Complete
A resource for consumer-oriented health content. Designed to support patients’ information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics.

Health Source: Consumer Edition

Full text of consumer health journals, health-related pamphlets and health reference books. Also contains Clinical Reference Systems reports, Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers generic drug patient education sheets, and the Merriam-Webster’s Medical Desk Dictionary.

If you have any questions about any of these resources, please contact Andrea J. Kueter, Social Sciences Librarian & Coordinator of Electronic Resources:

Need Information? Don’t forget the Collins Memorial Library – Library Guides
Questions? Contact your liaison librarian
Comments: Contact Jane Carlin, library director
Remember – Your best search engine is a librarian!

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