UPDATE! Social Science databases are featuring Ethnic NewsWatch and GenderWatch

Updated daily, both these databases are recognized as extremely useful resources that “bridge the information gap between mainstream and alternative literature.” Meriam Library is happy to announce access to two significant databases has been renewed.

Ethnic Newswatch supplies full text access to articles from newspapers and periodicals covering the 1960s to present, published by minority, ethnic, and Native presses in the United States.

GenderWatch is a full text database that covers how gender impacts a broad spectrum of areas, covering the 1970s to the present, from the perspective of multiple disciplines.

You can locate either database on the Databases A-Z link on the Meriam Library homepage.

New Database: Musical Theater Songs




The Meriam Library has a new database — Musical Theater Songs.


Search 11,000 (and counting) titles spanning 150 years of shows

Custom-tailor your search using up to 20 different parameters and over 100 descriptive tags

Choose classic titles, rarities, or the latest work from today’s top new composers

Get direct links to sheet music and recordings

Check out our featured Article on Playbill

Share you searches through any number of email and social media platforms

Ideal for theater, music, music ed. and gen ed. students

As an institutional subscriber any user can purchase a deeply discounted individual subscription for just $19/year using the code CSUCHICO



Local Historical Newspapers Now Online

The Meriam Library is pleased to offer access to historical local newspapers on Digital Reel. All available Butte County newspapers on microfilm have been scanned and digitized and are now online. The content includes a variety of titles beginning with the Butte Record (1851) and continuing with The Chico Enterprise and Chico Record through December 1922. Issues later than 1922 are still available on microfilm.

No more messing with temperamental microfilm readers and printers. Digital Reel allows for easy browsing of newspapers from any computer. Images can be saved in .PDF format and printed or emailed.

Links are available on the Newspaper Articles page, The A-Z Databases page, and the How To Find Newspaper Articles page.

Or jump in directly to Digital Reel and start browsing!

PrivCo: New to CSU Chico!


What’s the buzz on Buzzfeed versus Vox? Is Pinterest interesting? What celebs favor Instagram? Can I do good with TOMS shoes? Is my Über ride on the way?  When do we eat at In-N-Out?

A sampling of favorite businesses reveals the pivotal importance of private companies in today’s economy. These companies are niche & specialty, entrepreneurial, family owned, private equity owned, or venture backed. Notoriously, they are difficult to investigate because they don’t sell stock on public exchanges and therefore are not subject to disclosure requirements

But all that has changed! Now CSU Chico students and faculty have access to the same top-notch database utilized by investors, journalists, corporate strategists, government agencies, and market researchers. In our curriculum, PrivCo will be used for competitive intelligence, deal structure analysis, due diligence reports, benchmarking data, and management strategy research. Fulfilling other objectives, the database is both local and global, covering companies in all U.S. regions and from all continents.

This database is a fantastic addition to our research portfolio for coursework in entrepreneurship, finance, marketing, and management. It is available on the Meriam Library ReSEARCH Station via the Business Subject page. Users should use a CSU Chico email address when prompted to gain full access.

Nature now available online!

The Meriam Library is pleased to announce the online availability of the journal Nature. Nature is the most highly cited interdisciplinary science journal, and even though we have previously had access to only the print version, it has been one of the most popular research journals in our collection.  Our access begins with the January 2011 issues.



New Database: NBC Learn Higher Education

The Meriam Library has added a new database: NBC Learn Higher Education. NBC Learn Higher Ed is a collection of more than 14,000 videos, documents, images and audio files containing historical news reports, current events, primary source documents, and original content. NBC Learn Higher Ed’s resources are great for research, classroom lectures, online teaching, and can be embedded to add a multi-media dimension to student presentations or to Learning Management Systems such as Blackboard. In addition to its rich collection of historic newscasts from the NBC News archive, NBC Learn Higher Ed is updated daily with the latest current events videos from NBC News and its portfolio.


The database can be searched by topic, keyword, date, or by collections that are aligned to 28 higher education subjects. Subject collections include Business Administration, Earth Sciences, Education, Finance, Global Studies, Health & Wellness, Journalism, Marketing, Physics, Sociology, U.S. Government & Politics, U.S. History, Women’s Studies, and more.


NBC Learn Higher Ed provides students and faculty with a trustworthy and easily accessible multimedia news research collection, delivering engaging and relevant content for use in academia.


Westlaw has a new look! The Westlaw interface has been updated and re-branded as WestlawNext.

The Meriam Library subscribes to the Campus Version of WestlawNext which provides the content legal students need to become proficient in legal research. The only difference between WestlawNext and the previous version of Westlaw is the interface, the content is exactly the same.

In WestlawNext you will find:

  • State and federal statutes
  • American Law Reports
  • American Jurisprudence 2d
  • Law Reviews and Journals
  • Black’s Law Dictionary
  • Court cases from around the country including:
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • California Federal District Court
  • California Bankruptcy Courts
  • California Supreme Court
  • California Court of Appeal

In WestlawNext it is not necessary to select a jurisdiction, the main search box searches all WestlawNext content. If you would like to narrow a search down by jurisdiction, click the drop-down menu after the search box and narrow your search to a specific jurisdiction.

If you have any questions about searching for legal information, please contact Jodi Shepherd at jrshepherd@csuchico.edu or 898-5499.