Online Reference Materials
A San Diego Public Library card will give you access to scholarly journals through several online databases. The staff at Coleman University library highly recommends that you obtain a San Diego Public Library card if you have not already done so. Click hereto submit an application for a temporary library card that will give you access to all of SDPL’s online databases. This card is only good for 14 days and is not renewable.
This is The University of California, San Diego's library catalog.
This is San Diego State University’s library catalog.
Follow this link to California State University, San Marcos’ library catalog.
Search for books and periodicals in all participating surrounding area libraries. Not all libraries participate in WorldCat.
San Diego Community College District’s library catalog is located here.
The library catalog for Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District
Coleman University Subscription Databases
Subscription databases are those databases for which Coleman University has paid a fee to use. In general, a subscription database hosts scholarly material or material in a specific field. This page is where you will find links to the databases to which Coleman University subscribes.
FAITS – Faulkner’s Advisory for IT Studies is a database of reports written by experts in the expansive field of information technology. Each report contains an executive summary, a description of the technology, a current view, an outlook, recommendations, web links, and links to related reports.
Open Access Journals and eBooks
Open access journals and eBooks are free to you to use and modify depending upon the author's license restrictions. The idea behind the open access movement is to encourage intellectual thought and contribution. This is most common in the science fields but is becoming more prevalant in other fields as well. Choose by Program.
- Computer Information Systems
- Computer Networks
- Computer Graphic Design
- General Education
- Master's of Business Administration
- Master's in Information Systems Management
Other Online Resources
Other resources include things like writing tools, information about software licensing and standards, and bookfinding tools. Standards and Licensing
If you need information on standards that apply to the internet, this is where to go.
This is where you go to find out how to publish your own open source software and how to find software that has already been published by others.
Share, Remix, Reuse – Legally is Creative Commons mission. Anything you find on Creative Commons has been published with an open access license of some form. Learn more about open access through this “non-profit organization that develops, supports, and stewards legal and technical infrastructure that maximizes digital creativity, sharing, and innovation.”
New and used titles are available on this search engine. You can click and compare over 100 book stores and 60,000 online sellers to get the book with the lowest price.
The world’s largest online bookstore can be found here. They have a satisfaction guarantee as long as the order is fulfilled through them. Returning unwanted items is easy. Writing Tools
Bartleby’s publishes thousands of free materials reference, fiction, nonfiction and poetry. They are the self-proclaimed “preeminent Internet publisher of literature, reference and verse providing students, researchers and the intellectually curious with unlimited access to books and information on the web, free of charge. Bartleby’s is a great place to find that work of literature that you have been meaning to read or to get just the right quote for your speech or masterpiece.
Purdue’s online writing lab provides helpful information and guidance on writing. There is an abundance of information available on this website including APA formatting and style guidelines, résumé writing help, guidance on how to avoid plagiarism, and advice on how to write a business letter.