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Electronic Resources

For KPCat and KPDiscovery, your library card number is required to place interlibrary loan requests or to access subscription resources.

KP Cat Online Catalog : U. S. Merchant Marine Academy Library's Online Catalog for traditional print books, e-books, government documents, microform, DVD's, CD's, and other resources.

KP Discovery : USMMA's discovery layer, used for simultaneous searching across the following subscription resources: Credo Reference, EBSCO, Gale, JSTOR, and ProQuest databases, Knovel e-books, and the Oxford English Dictionary.

     KP Discovery (i.e. WorldCat Discovery) training videos:

KP Scholar Essays Digital Repository

For the following subscription resources, enter the EZ-Proxy user name and password.  If you do not know it, you may contact the library at (516) 726-5751.  

American National Standards Institute (ANSI) : Standards - pertaining to roller bearings, fuels, and exhaust emissions.

Bunkerspot :    Pertinent information regarding the global marine fuels and bunker industry.

Chicago Manual of Style Online:  3 month trial access through April 2020.

Country Watch:  Website to the World : provides information and data about each of the recognized countries of the world

Credo Academic Core : a research tool containing full-text encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations, and subject-specific titles, as well as images, audio files and videos.  This is a good starting resource for help with brainstorming research topics.

EBSCO Databases :  Information databases providing full-text access to journal articles, e-books and reports in a wide variety of general and specific academic subject areas including the humanities, business, environmental issues, health, science & technology, library and information science, and newspapers.

Gale Pages : Subjects covered include business, health, and literature, as well as international and U. S. newspapers.

     Literature Resource Center: Includes criticism, overviews of specific works and biographies of authors in all disciplines

     Global Issues in Context: Perspectives on global issues from academics around the world

IHS Markit Portal: Sea-Web Database. (Please remember to logout at end of each session.)

Journal of Commerce: Weekly online journal with information on commerce, international trade, logistics, trucking, breakbulk, ports, rail & intermodal, regulation & policy, technology, sailing schedules, container lines, ships & Shipbuilding, etc.

JSTOR Arts and Sciences I collection: is a database of archived digital journals in economics, history, political science, and sociology, as well as titles in ecology, mathematics, and statistics.

Knovel : Library of e-books on scientific and technical subjects.

Lloyds List:  Current news on the shipping markets and shipping industry.

Nexis Uni: encompasses relevant business, financial, and company news and research; country information; law review journals; local and federal laws and regulations, as well as the court cases and rulings (including The American Maritime Cases) that tie everything together

Oxford English Dictionary (OED) : the recognized authoritative source on the English language including definitions, pronunciations, and etymologies of words used throughout the English-speaking world.

Project Muse Humanities Journal Collection:  The collection provides peer-reviewed research journals in the humanities and social sciences. Of the new titles added to MUSE each year, the best of those with a clear humanities focus are added to this collection.

ProQuest: Includes ProQuest Central Essentials and the ABI/Inform collection.  ProQuest Central Essentials includes 12 databases in the areas of the arts & sciences, business, social sciences, and education, as well as US major national and regional newspapers.  The ABI/Inform collection includes information on business, management, and trade from 1971 - present. 

Regs4Ships:  Complete listing for maritime regulations laws and treaties both national and international.; Indexed regulations for maritime services including acts for flag vessels, pertinent Code of Federal Regulations, navigation and inspection information, foreign vessel rules, documents of the International Maritime Organization, etc.

Sea-Web Database:  via IHS Markit Portal. (Please remember to logout at the end of each session.)

ShipIndex :  A searchable index of ship names appearing in magazines, books, and online resources.

TradeWinds : The Global Shipping News Source

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