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Online Database and Internet Resources 
  • How do I access the libraries Online Databases?

Directions for accessing Online Databases From the Pillar College

  • Click on Academics
  • Click on Library - Learning Center (at the bottom of the list)
  • Click on the link for Online Resources
  • The system will prompt you for a Patron ID and PIN (first initial, last name and student number)
  • Go to the row labeled “Online Databases
  • Click on Academic Search Premier
  • Click on the first link “EBSCOhost Web
  • A listing of databases will come up covering many subject areas. Scroll the listing until you find the one you need for your research assignment. The search capabilities and criteria are the same across all databases listed under Academic Search Premier.
  • What is the purpose of my completing the VALE (Virtual Academic Library Environment) form?

Pillar College students are eligible to gain reciprocal borrowing privileges at undergraduate college and university libraries in New Jersey by going directly to the participating school. Using your Pillar College student ID and a properly filled out VALE Reciprocal Borrowing Agreement Application form will verify your eligibility. Students who are in good standing at their home campus libraries qualify for this onsite borrowing option. Information resources not in the possession of the library can also be obtained through interlibrary loan.

Career Guidance 
  • What job and career resources does Pillar College have access to?

Pillar College is pleased to offer Career Services advising to our student body.  Career Services provides the resources you need for assessing your strengths, identifying interest, developing career plans, creating a resume, finding internships, developing graduate school plans and finding full time employment.

The Pillar College library online databases provide a resource for researching a wide range of subjects that will address your need for in-depth information on companies, industries, products, people, economic conditions and the current job market.

The following are three databases that can assist you in your career explorations and job search.

New Jersey Next Stop:
Insight into New Jersey’s industries, jobs and cutting edge career paths.

NJ Career Assistance Navigator (NJCAN):
Occupational, post-secondary school and financial aid information. Contains the latest national, New Jersey and local market data and projections.
To access NJCAN use the following:
Once you’re signed on you must create a personal user name and password.

O*Net Resource Center:
An excellent resource for occupational information.

Additional career resources can be found in the “Reference “ section of the libraries website.

General Questions
  • How can I find country information?
  • Click on the "Reference" tab at the top of the page
  • When the page opens go to "Fast Facts"
  • World Almanac
  • World
  • Countries
  • Choose the country you are researching from the list
  • You will find a listing of fast facts on your country (be sure to click on "more" at the end).
  • There will also be an index of detailed articles on each country.
  • What are the most frequently used databases by Pillar College students?

The following are databases frequently used by the Pillar College Student population for general research:

Academic Search Premier – accesses 4,600 publications across broad subject areas.

ATLA Religious Index - For Religion, Biblical Studies, Psychology/Christian Counseling related publications.

EBSCOhost Web, E-books - full text of over 80,000 books (not textbooks) on a wide variety of subjects. Includes table of content, e-mail capability, you can bookmark and annotate, search within the book, cite and add to a folder for future reference.

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