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A-Z List of Library Databases


Databases are accessible from off-campus with your username and password.

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Alexander Street Press streaming video collections are now cross-searchable through the Academic Video Online platform. The following streaming video collections are now available through Academic Video:


    * American History in Video
    * Area Studies Video Online
    * Art and Architecture in Video Online
    * Business and Economics Video Online 
    * Counseling and Therapy in Video
    * Criminal Justice and Law in Video 
    * Dance in Video   
    * Education in Video
    * Ethnic Studies Video Online           
    * Ethnographic Video Online   
    * Filmakers Library Online
    * Health and Healthcare in Video
    * Humanities Video Online     
    * Opera in Video
    * Philosophy and Religious Studies in Video
    * Politics and Current Affairs Video Online
    * Psychology Video Online
    * Science Video Online          
    * Theatre in Video 
    * Women's and Gender Studies Video Online   
    * World History in Video
    * World Languages and Literature in Video  

AccessScience contains the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology,  research updates, definitions of terms, biographies of scientists, bibliographies, links to evaluated related web sites, study guides, illustrations, and more.

Alt Health Watch
Available in the EbscoHost Premier collection of databases, Alt Health Watch focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. Offers full text articles, from more than 180 international, and often peer reviewed, reports, proceedings, association and consumer newsletters. 

America History and Life with Full Text
America History & Life includes literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. The collection includes some 1,700 journal titles that are indexed selectively, 230 full text journals and 100 books.

American Decades Reference Book Series
The Fifities in America, Sixties in America, Seventies in America, Eighties in America books online. 
America History in Video
Note: This collection has been consolidated into VAST: Academic Video Online by the publisher.

American Song
Contains 50,000 tracks that allow people to hear and feel the music from America's past.  Includes songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers, and cowboys.  Also includes songs of Civil Rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, anti-war protests, and more on 17,859 tracks.

Audio Drama – The L.A. Theatre Works Collection
Contains more than 300 important dramatic works in streaming audio from the curated archive of the nation’s premiere radio theatre company. The plays - which include some of the most significant dramatic literature of the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries - are performed by leading actors from around the world and recorded specifically for online listening.

Auto Repair Reference Center
Auto Repair Reference Center provides information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles, with repair information for most vintage makes starting as far back as 1945. Database content includes approximately 25,000 vehicles covered from 1945 to present, with over 100,000 factory drawings (including wiring diagrams) and step-by-step photographs.


Books in Print
List of titles (not full-text books) that are in print, forthcoming, or declared out-of-print or out-of-stock. Use Books in Print to find out if a book is available for purchase or to get a list of books by a given author or on a given subject. Also provides access to brief book reviews (for more recent titles).

Brooklyn Daily Eagle Newspaper Online, 1841-1902 – Brooklyn Public Library
Freely available to the public, this is not a subscription database.

Business Source Elite
Available in the Ebscohost Premier collection of databases, Business Source Elite includes full text coverage of over 1000 scholarly business, management and economics journals.

Business Source Premier
Available in the Ebscohost Premier collection of databases, Business Source Premier includes approximately 8,940 full text resources (peer reviewed journals, trade publications, general magazines, monographs, country economic reports, market research reports, industry reports and yearbooks). Areas of coverage include: business, marketing, accounting, MIS, finance, econometrics, economics and more.


Career Guidance Center
Provides detailed profiles of more than 3,300 jobs and 94 industries. Advice on career skills, interviewing, more than 48,000 resource entries, and much more.
Download sample resumes and cover letters.
More information: Info Sheet (PDF); Flash Demo

College Source
15,772 College Catalogs in complete cover-to-cover, original page format representing 2-year, 4-year, graduate and professional schools.

Classical Music Library
The world's largest multi-label database of classical music recordings.  Coverage includes early music (Gregorian Chant) to the present, and ranges from vocal and choral music to chamber, orchestral, solo instrumental, and opera.

Choice Online
Provides reviews of educational resources for academic libraries at all levels. The reviews cover printed and electronic format library materials, such as books, databases, and websites. Choice Magazine for Academic Libraries and its online version are major tools for collection development in academic libraries. Teaching faculty is encouraged to use this database to learn about the latest publications in different subject fields. This database is updated monthly and is available online from MSJC libraries' homepage.

CINAHL  + Full Text Nursing Journals
Available in the Ebscohost Premier collection of databases, the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) is an index to more than 1,200 journals in the health and medical fields.

CHC is a comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content, including full text from many health reference books and encyclopedias and thousands of health reports as well as physician-generated videos and hundreds of medical images and diagrams.

Contemporary World Music
Contains tracks from the sounds of all regions on every continent.  Such as, reggae, worldbeat, neo-traditional, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing and jazz, Indian classical, fado, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, gagaku, and more.

Country Watch
Provides up-to-date information and news on 191 countries of the world.
Credo Reference
Credo Reference contains content from hundreds of reference books covering every major subject. There are over 2 million entries, 65,000+ images (art, diagrams, interactive maps and photos), and over 93,000 audio pronunciation files.

CQ Researcher
Updated weekly, CQ Researcher explores a single "hot" issue in the news in depth each week. Topics range from social and teen issues to environment, health, education and science and technology. Every report is written by an experienced journalist and features comments from experts, lawmakers and citizens on all sides of every issue with numerous charts, graphs and sidebar articles.


Dance in Video
Dance in Video contains five hundred hours of dance productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies of the 20th century. Selections cover ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance, as well as forerunners of the forms and the pioneers of modern concert dance.


Ebscohost Ebooks
Digital versions of books from a broad range of subject areas and topics. Electronic full-text copies of published print material, such as reference books, scholarly monographs, fiction, and nonfiction books.
Ebscohost Premier Collection of Databases  | Old Ebsco Search Interface
Full text periodical databases. Indexes and provides full text to thousand of titles. Subject coverage is broad and includes scholarly (peer reviewed) publications. Includes the following individual databases: MasterFILE Premier, Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, Health Source Nursing/Academic and Consumer Editions, Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection, Religion & Philosophy Collection, Professional Development Collection, Vocational & Career Collection, Military & Government Collection, Newspaper Source, ERIC, MEDLINE, and CINAHL/PreCINAHL and more.

Encyclopedia Britannica Online

Encyclopedia of Anthropology
This five-volume Encyclopedia of Anthropology is a unique collection of over 1000 entries that focuses on topics in physical/ biological anthropology, archaeology, cultural/social anthropology, linguistics, and applied anthropology. Also included are relevant articles on geology, paleontology, biology, evolution, sociology, psychology, philosophy, and theology.

The Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment
Defining the Enlightenment as the "long eighteenth century," the Encyclopedia focuses on the entire range of philosophic and social changes engendered by the Enlightenment.

Encyclopedia of Evolution
A comprehensive guide to the essentials of evolutionary biology, these entries by leading experts survey essential concepts and theories, present methods, models and findings, and discuss both the history of the field and current controversies.

Enyclopedia of Global Change
Encompassing tsunamis, elephant conservation, ocean pollution, mining regulation, and permafrost melt, the 300 authoritative articles in this unique and wide-ranging encyclopedia investigate all types of phenomena that change life on Earth.

Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages
A collaborative work of over 600 scholars from more than forty countries, the Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages provides 3,000 concise and detailed articles on all aspects of the period from the fifth to the fifteenth century.

Energy Citations Database
Contains bibliographic records for energy and energy-related scientific and technical information from the U.S. Department of Energy. Includes bibliographic records in fields of chemistry, physics, materials, environmental science, geology, engineering, mathematics, climatology, oceanography, computer science and related disciplines. Includes citations to conference papers, journal articles, books, dissertations, and patents. Coverage: 1948-present.

ERIC - Educational Resources Information Center
Abstracts of documents and journal articles in education, lesson plans, virtual library, question & answer service, and more.

ERIC - Educational Resources Information Center
Available in the Ebscohost Premier collection of databases. Some full-text available.

Ethnographic Video Online
Note: This collection has been consolidated into VAST: Academic Video Online by the publisher.

Films On Demand is a Web-based digital video delivery service that allows you to view streaming videos from Films Media Group anytime, anywhere, 24/7! Choose from thousands of high-quality educationaltitles in dozens of subject areas.


Gale Virtual Reference Library (Electronic books from Gale Publishing)
A collection of reference books and encyclopedias on a variety of topics.

Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online
Comprehensive online encyclopedia devoted to music research of all the world's peoples. Each volume has an overview of a geographic region; a survey of the region’s musical heritage, traditions and themes; and a description of its musical genres, practices, and performances. 

GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. ​

The Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources (GREENR), offers content, including images and videos, on the development of emerging green technologies and discusses issues on the environment and sustainability.​

Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales
Hundreds of alphabetical entries on themes and motifs, individuals, characters and character types, national traditions, genres, and other topics survey folk and fairy tales from around the world.


Health Source®: Consumer Edition
Available in the Ebscohost Premier collection of databases, Health Soruce provides full text of more that 300 consumer health periodicals, more than 1,000 health related pamphlets, 140 health reference books, prescription drug information, patient education fact sheets, 4,500 Clinical Reference Systems reports (in English and Spanish); and Stedman’s Medical Dictionary.

Health Source®: Nursing/Academic Edition
Available in the Ebscohost Premier collection of databases, Health Source Nursing/Academic provides more than 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Also features abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 journals.
History in Video
Note: This collection has been consolidated into VAST: Academic Video Online by the publisher.
History Reference Center 
Available in the Ebscohost Premier collection of databases, the History Reference Center provides full text from more than 2,300 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover to cover full text for more than 130 leading history periodicals, more than 61,100 historical documents, 66,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 110,200 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.


International Encyclopedia of Dance
With nearly 2,000 articles written by scholars from fifty countries, the Encyclopedia covers the full spectrum of dance—theatrical, ritual, dance-drama, folk, traditional, ethnic, and social dance.

International Encyclopedia of Linguistics
The Encyclopedia encompasses the full range of topics in linguistics, including such areas as historical, comparative, formal, mathematical, functional, philosophical, and sociolinguistics.


Jazz Music Library
Contains thousands of jazz artists, ensembles, albums, and genres. Liner notes to all the albums are included (in PDF format) as well as static URLs to each track and album in the database. Content is added on a regular basis, so check back regularly for updates.


Leaning Express Library
Contains an extensive collection of test preparation and study materials for college students, job seekers any anyone seeking to improve basic skills (math, vocabulary, grammar, writing, reading, etc.) Interactive test preparation materials, searchable electronic books, and skill improvement courses are included in the collection. Test preparation materials include college and military entrance exams (SAT, GRE, ASVAB, etc.). Also includes civil service tests for a variety of jobs including: EMT, paramedic, firefighter, and law enforcement. Professional licensing exams for: real estate, CBEST, ASE (automotive) are also available.

Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe
Full text coverage of over 50 national and international newspapers. Also includes business, law, medical and general reference resources.


MagillOnLiterature Plus
Available in the Ebscohost Premier collection of databases,MagillOnLiterature Plus, produced by Salem Press, is the premier literary database, combining MagillOnLiterature and MagillOnAuthors. This database includes all the literary works, reviewed critical analyses and brief plot summaries that are included in MagillOnLiterature, as well as all the biographies and author essays included in MagillOnAuthors.

Public access version of Medline. Indexes medical journals. No password required.

Available in the Ebscohost Premiercollection of databases, MEDLINE® provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing and includes abstracts from over 4,600 current biomedical journals. Included are citations from Index Medicus, International Nursing Index, Index to Dental Literature, PREMEDLINE®, AIDSLINE®, BIOETHICSLINE®, and HealthSTAR®. Access to full text articles is provided if the journals indexed are contained in the Ebscohost databases.

Military & Government Collection™
Available in the Ebscohost Premier collection of databases,the Military & Government Collection provides current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government. Includes full text for nearly 400 journals and periodicals, 245 pamphlets and indexing and abstracts for more than 500 titles.

Music and Performing Arts
Music and Performing Arts brings together on a single cross-searchable platform of the library’s  Alexander Street Press music and video products.  Music Online cross-searches all of  these databases:
    *American Song 
    *Classical Music Library 
    *Contemporary World Music 
    *Dance in Video 
    *Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online
    *Jazz Music Library
    *Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries


Newspaper Source Plus
Available in the Ebscohost Premier collection of databases, Newspaper Source Plus includes more than 860 full-text newspapers (including the New York Times), providing more than 35 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 857,000 television and radio news transcripts.

Nursing Reference Center
The NRC is a comprehensive reference tool designed to provide relevant clinical resources for staff nurses, nurse administrators, nursing students, and nurse faculty. Includes the best available and most recent clinical evidence from thousands of full-text documents. NRC has approximately 4,000 evidence-based lessons on procedures, diseases & conditions, legal case sheets and drugs; reference books point-of-care drug informa­tion from; patient education information (more than 3,200 documents in English and Spanish); continuing education modules; and more.


Opera in Video
Streaming video of major opera performances, including staged productions, interviews & documentaries. Represents the world's best performers, conductors & opera houses.

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center
Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center is a source for information on today's hottest social and controversial issues. OVRC features viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazine, academic journal, and newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts, and links to Websites. New to the database are Lexile reading levels for periodicals and an integrated national and state curriculum standards search with content correlated to the standards.

Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium
With more than 5,000 entries by an international group of eminent historians, this is the standard research tool on 1,100 years of Byzantine history.

Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance
This dictionary provides rich detail on all aspects of the Renaissance in 14th to 17th century Europe. It includes comprehensive coverage of the art, literature, science, culture, philosophy, religion, economics, history, and conflict of the period.

Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature
The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature
contains 350 essays from leading scholars, encompassing the range and depth of American literary history from the 1600s to the present day.

Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt
Featuring 600 original articles written by leading scholars, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt goes far beyond the records of archaeology to make available what we know about the full social, political, religious, cultural and artistic legacy of this 5,000-year civilization.

Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature
This encyclopedia contains 500 signed substantial essays which cover "the entire history of British literature from the seventh century to the present, focusing on the writers and the major texts of what are now the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland," including biographies and topical essays with detailed analyses of particular themes, movements, genres, and institutions.

Oxford Encyclopedia of Children’s Literature
Provides brief biographies of more than 300 authors and illustrators, as well as essays on all genres of children's literature, individual works, and prominent trends and themes, including general essays on the traditions of children's literature in many countries throughout the world.

Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History
International in scope and spanning all time periods of human history, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History includes 900 original articles by noted scholars from more than thirty-five countries. Articles range from 500-word entries on inventors, theoreticians, and industry leaders to overarching, 8,000-word essays on markets, industries, and labor.

Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States
This scholarly encyclopedia draws together the diverse historical and contemporary experiences in the US of Latina/os from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Central America, South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation
The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation is the definitive source for information about the entire range of religious and social changes that altered the face of Europe in the sixteenth century, encompassing not only issues of church polity and theology but also developments in politics, economics, demographics, art and literature.

Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance
Extends beyond traditional theater to include opera, film, dance, radio, and even circuses, rituals, and parades. The 4,300 alphabetically arranged entries span all time periods, starting with ancient Greek theater to the present, and are international and cross-cultural in scope.


Primary Search 
Available in the Ebscohost Premier collection of databases, Primary Search provides full text for more than 60 popular, magazines for elementary school research.

Professional Development Collection™ 
Available in the Ebscohost Premiercollection of databases, the Professional Development Collection provides a highly specialized collection of electronic information especially for professional educators, professional librarians and education researchers.

Proquest Direct
An extensive periodicals and newspapers database covering social issues, business,health, science, economics, current events and more. Over 2200 full-text journal titles plus the full text of the Los Angeles Times.

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection™
Available in the Ebscohost Premier collection of databases, the Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection includes over 500 peer reviewed journals and general periodicals in the fields of psychiatry, psychology, anthropology, etc.


RAND California
From the RAND think tank. Generates tables of latest data on business and economics, population and demographics, census, health, education, government finance, community indicators, politics and public opinion.

Regional Business News
Available in the Ebscohost Premier collection of databases, Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

Religion & Philosophy Collection™
Available in the Ebscohost Premier collection of databases, the Religion & Philosophy Collection includes more that 300 full text journals covering a variety of topics, such as: world religions, biblical studies, history of philosophy, moral philosophy, religious history, philosophy of language and political philosophy.


Science Accelerator is a gateway to science, including R&D results, project descriptions, accomplishments, and more, via resources made available by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), U.S. Department of Energy. Science Accelerator was developed and is made available by OSTI as a free public service.  No password required. (freely available to the public, this is not a subscription database searches over 40 databases and 1,950 selected websites, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information, including research and development results. No password required. (freely available to the public, this is not a subscription database).

Science Online
Articles from Science Magazine, 1997-present.

Smithsonian Global Sound
A virtual encyclopedia of the world's musical and aural traditions.  It provides educators, students, and interest listeners with an unprecedented variety of online resources that support  the creation, continuity, and preservation of diverse musical forms.

Springer Ebooks
Over 32,000 titles covering biomedicine, life sciences, behavioral health, mathematics, chemistry, materials science and medicine.


Theater in Video
Note: This collection has been consolidated into VAST: Academic Video Online by the publisher.


World History in Video
Note: This collection has been consolidated into VAST: Academic Video Online by the publisher. is a global science gateway—accelerating scientific discovery and progress through a multilateral partnership to enable federated searching of national and international scientific databases and portals. No password required. (freely available to the public, this is not a subscription database)