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Using the Library Databases on Campus & from Home

To find articles from newspapers, news transcripts, magazines, and scholarly journals, use one of the research databases below.


Access to Research Databases

For off-campus access, after choosing a database, please log in with your WCC netID and password. If you have not set up your netID and password, visit Account Management.

The following databases are meant to be used for academic purposes in educational programs only.

To print from your laptop/personal device and retrieve the print job at the Computer Commons, please follow these instructions.

Gale Access Program (GAP)
The Gale Access Program delivers 50 most commonly used databases at the top academic institutions across the globe. The Gale Access Program provides support for key courses as well as key majors: business, health, nursing, technology, humanities, social sciences, sciences and more.

Academic Search Complete
Spanning many academic disciplines, this database indexes over 13,600 journals and provides full-text content for over 2,300 journal titles.

Academic Search Elite
Spanning many academic disciplines, this database indexes over 13,600 journals and provides full-text content for over 2,300 journal titles.

African American Experience
An excellent searchable database of African American history and culture, African American Experience contains reference books, monographs, primary documents such as manuscripts, court cases, speeches and statistics, as well as photographic images, maps and audio clips of interviews with former slaves.

Agricola
Containing bibliographic records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library, AGRICOLA provides millions of citations relating to the field of agriculture.

Alt HealthWatch
Alt Healthwatch is a full-text alternative health research database focused on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.

Applied Science & Technology Source
This database offers a diverse array of full-text and indexed content covering the full spectrum of the applied sciences and computing disciplines — from acoustics to aeronautics, neural networks to nuclear engineering.

Art & Architecture Source
This art research database provides full-text art journals, magazines and books, plus detailed indexing and abstracts. Useful for artists, art scholars and designers, it covers fine, decorative and commercial art, as well as architecture and architectural design.

Associates Programs Source
This art research database provides full-text art journals, magazines and books, plus detailed indexing and abstracts. Useful for artists, art scholars and designers, it covers fine, decorative and commercial art, as well as architecture and architectural design.

AtoZdatabases
AtoZdatabases is the Premier Job Search, Reference & Mailing List Database including 30 million business & executive profiles & 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!

AutoMate
Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, AutoMate provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls.

Biography in Context
Find biographical information on more than 150,000 people from throughout history. The information is from books, magazine articles, and websites.

Biography Reference Center
Containing many of the top-ranked biographical reference collections and magazines, this database offers a comprehensive collection of full-text biographies and unique narrative biographies.

BioMed Central
An open-access, peer-reviewed e-journal collection providing the content of over 300 journals in science, technology and medicine.

Books in Print Plus
A comprehensive bibliographic database of over 5 million in-print, out-of-print, and forthcoming book, audio book, and video titles, including reviews and publisher information.

Britannica School
Find quick facts and in-depth information on all topics. Biographies, atlases, and country comparisons, etc. are also available.

Britannica Elementary
Find quick facts and in-depth information on all topics. Biographies, atlases, and country comparisons, etc. are also available. Elementary school level.

Britannica Middle
Find quick facts and in-depth information on all topics. Biographies, atlases, and country comparisons, etc. are also available. Middle school level.

Britannica High
Find quick facts and in-depth information on all topics. Biographies, atlases, and country comparisons, etc. are also available. High school level.

Business Book Summaries
EBSCO's Business Book Summaries (BBS) provides concise yet comprehensive summaries of the best business books.

Caribbean Search
This database is the most extensive research database of full-text content pertaining to the countries and people of the Caribbean.

Central & Eastern European Academic Source
This full-text database is an essential tool for researchers and students, providing content pertaining to central and eastern European countries.

Choice Reviews
Choice Reviews -- provides objective, high-quality evaluations of nonfiction academic writing. Contains over 200,000 reviews of academic monographs and publishes 5,000 new reviews annually.

CINAHL Complete
CINAHL is the world's most comprehensive source of full text for nursing & allied health journals (including dental, radiography, physical therapy, pharmacy technology, and other allied health fields), providing full text for more than 1,350 journals of the 5,400 indexed.

Consumer Health Complete
Consumer Health Complete supports the information needs of patients and fosters an overall understanding of health-related topics.

Consumer Health Information
This database answers the most-commonly-asked health questions. Supporting the needs of patrons and patients, these answers are provided in evidence-based reports that feature graphics, illustrations, easy-to-read text and links to additional information.

Consumer Health Information – Arabic
This database answers the most-commonly-asked health questions in Arabic. Supporting the needs of patrons and patients, these answers are provided in evidence-based reports that feature graphics, illustrations, easy-to-read text and links to additional information.

Consumer Health Information – Spanish
This database answers the most-commonly-asked health questions in Spanish. Supporting the needs of patrons and patients, these answers are provided in evidence-based reports that feature graphics, illustrations, easy-to-read text and links to additional information.

CQ Researcher
Find in-depth reports on controversial issues, with each report providing 12,000 words of text along with graphics and photos.

Demographics Now
This database contains the demographics of geographical areas, and allows you to research individuals and businesses and creates market research lists and reports

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
An open-access, peer-reviewed e-journal collection providing the content of over 9,700 scholarly and scientific journals.

eBook Academic Collection
A comprehensive subscription collection of e-books intended to meet the content needs of students in their research, special projects, and quests.

eBook Business Collection
A comprehensive subscription collection of business e-books intended to meet the content needs of students in their research, special projects, and entrepreneurial quests.

eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)
e-book titles in a variety of subjects and topics including social sciences, language and literature and science & technology.

eBook High School Collection
e-book titles in a variety of subjects and topics including social sciences, language and literature and science & technology for high school.

eBook K-8 Collection (EBSCOhost)
e-book titles in a variety of subjects and topics including social sciences, language and literature and science & technology for elementary and middle school level.

eBook Public Library Collection
e-book titles in a variety of subjects and topics including social sciences, language and literature and science & technology.

Education Source
This database provides scholarly research and information to meet the needs of education students, professionals, and policy makers. It covers all levels of education.

Entrepreneurial Studies Source
Entrepreneurial Studies Source is an essential database for business students and researchers, providing the latest insights on entrepreneurship and small businesses topics.

Environment Complete
Find articles on topics such as ecology, natural resources, renewal energy, geography, pollution, urban planning, environmental policy, law and technology.

ERIC
ERIC provides ready access to education literature to support the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research.

Explora for High Schools
Explora following a series of user research studies with the goal of better assisting students in completing research and classroom assignments and providing a more intuitive search experience for public library patrons.

Explora for Middle Schools (Explora version of Middle Search)
Explora following a series of user research studies with the goal of better assisting students in completing research and classroom assignments and providing a more intuitive search experience for public library patrons.

Explora for Primary Schools (Explora version of Primary Search)
Explora following a series of user research studies with the goal of better assisting students in completing research and classroom assignments and providing a more intuitive search experience for public library patrons.

Explora for Public Libraries
Explora following a series of user research studies with the goal of better assisting students in completing research and classroom assignments and providing a more intuitive search experience for public library patrons.

Facts & Comparisons E-Answers
Use this database to find information on drug identification, composition, comparison, efficacy, use indications, and adverse reactions. Also includes clinical calculators and other interactive tools.

Films Media Group (Infobase) Master Academic Video Collection
A collection of streaming videos on various topics in humanities, social sciences, sciences, health/medicine, business, economics, technical trades, guidance/counseling, etc.

Films on Demand Allied Health Collection
A collection of streaming videos on various topics in allied health such as dental assisting, human body, medical terminology, medications & pharmacology, nursing, patient care, physical therapy, radiography technology, and surgical technology.

Gale Directory Library
This database includes Business Rankings Annual and Ward’s Business Directory of Private and Public Companies in Canada and Mexico, etc.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Find articles in encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

Health Source - Consumer Edition
This rich collection of consumer health information provides access to full-text consumer health magazines and reference books. It also includes searchable full text for current health pamphlets.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
Collection includes full-text database covering nursing and allied health topics, including pediatric nursing, critical care, mental health, nursing management, medical law and more.

History Reference Center
Covering both U.S. and world history topics, History Reference Center is a full-text database featuring historical reference books, magazines, journals and thousands of primary source documents.

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center
This database offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines.

Home Improvement Reference Center
Through a collection of comprehensive full-text content, this database provides users with detailed, user-friendly “how-to” information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects.

Humanities Source
Humanities Source is a valuable full-text database covering literary, scholarly and creative thought. It provides full text, indexing and abstracts for the most noted scholarly sources in the humanities.

ICE Video Library
The ICE Video Library: A collection of powerful short therapist and patient videos available 24/7.

Intelecom Online Resources Network
An extensive collection of streaming videos on diverse topics such as history, psychology, sociology, political science, health and environmental studies.

Jewish Studies Source
This rich full-text database offers a multidisciplinary view of the study of Jewish civilization, from its historical origins to the present. It is one of the only full-text databases that focuses exclusively on Jewish studies.

LearningExpress
LearningExpress Library helps libraries improve the lives of their patrons every day through a highly-acclaimed eLearning solution that provides support to students and professionals for academic skill-building, standardized test prep, career certification test prep and more.

Legal Information Reference Center
This database is an online database designed to assist the general public in legal matters of all kinds. It includes exclusive full text for many top consumer legal reference books, as well as thousands of legal forms.

Legal Source
Providing indexing and full-text coverage of the most respected scholarly law journals, Legal Source is the authoritative database for current issues, studies, thoughts and trends of the legal world. It is an excellent resource for attorneys, educators, business people, law librarians, students, paralegals and others involved with the law.

Library & Information Science Source
This full-text database is the most complete resource for library and information science studies. It offers journals and periodicals that help librarians and researchers keep pace with the latest trends in the rapidly evolving field.

Literary Reference Center
This rich full-text database provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes.

Literature Resource Center
Find critical and biographical information in journals, reference books, and Websites on literary figures from all time periods in genres such as fiction, poetry, drama, history, and journalism.

MAS Complete
MAS Complete is a full-text database providing hundreds of popular high school magazines and reference books. Covering subjects such art, history, sports and music, it also includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents.

MasterFILE Complete
MasterFILE Complete offers the largest collection of popular full-text magazines, reference books and other highly-regarded sources from the world's leading publishers.

MedlinePlus
Maintained by the National Library of Medicine, the database covers all areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing.

Michigan Digital Newspaper Portal
This portal contains free digitized local Michigan newspapers from different sources.

Micromedex
This database consists of two components: Micromedex Heathcare Series and CareNotes System. The former contains clinical information on drugs, toxicology, diseases, acute care, and alternative medicine. The latter provides patient education documents about all aspects of patient care and health. The database is only meant to be used for academic purposes in educational programs; it is not intended to provide medical or clinical advice to individuals.

Middle Search Plus
Designed for middle school libraries, Middle Search Plus is a full-text database providing popular middle school magazines and reference books.

MyHeritage Library
Family history resource including more than 6 billion historical ​records from the United States, Europe, Latin America, and other regions. Includes the full USA federal census (1790-1940); census of England and Wales (1841-1901); U.S. World War II Army Enlistment as well as records of Union and Confederate Civil War soldiers. Over 2 billion family trees.

National Agricultural Library
This is a portal to the agricultural research authored by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, delivering over 40,000 full-text journal articles and thousands more of journal citations.

NewsBank
Use this database to search over 1,800 American and Michigan news sources covering print and online newspapers, blogs, journals, newswires, broadcast transcripts and videos.

Newspaper Source Plus
Newspaper Source Plus provides a full-text digital collection of the world's major news content. It includes millions of articles from newspapers, newswires and news magazines. In addition, it offers television and radio transcripts and ongoing daily updates from popular news sources.

Nexis Uni (for off campus use Chrome or IE browsers)
Nexis Uni™ features more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources from LexisNexis—including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790.

Nursing Reference Center Plus
Based on clinical evidence, this is a point-of-care resource for nursing practitioners on medical conditions, diseases, procedures, patient care, FDA, clinical and drug updates.

NoveList K-8 Plus
Created especially for children and the adults who work with them, NoveList K-8 Plus is an online database of reading recommendations which encourages reader success.

NoveList Plus
Created especially for people who love books, NoveList Plus is the premier online database for reading recommendations, available through libraries around the world.

OmniFile Full Text Select
Find full-text articles on all subjects from 1994 to the present.

Opposing Viewpoints
Use this database to research contrasting perspectives of social issues, such as gun control, genetic engineering, censorship, endangered species, etc. The database brings together viewpoint articles, contextual topic overviews, government and organizational statistics, court cases, profiles of government agencies and special interest groups, newspaper and magazines articles,

PLoS One
An open-access, peer-reviewed e-journal collection providing over 95,000 articles in the sciences and social sciences.

Poetry & Short Story Reference Center
This full-text database provides a historically rich collection of hundreds of thousands of classic and contemporary poems, as well as short stories, biographies and authoritative essays on such topics as poetic forms, movements and techniques.

Political Science Complete
Designed specifically for students, researchers and government institutions, this full-text database covers political topics with a worldwide focus, reflecting the globalization of contemporary political discourse.

Points of View Interface
Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides rich content that can help students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.

Primary Search
Designed for elementary school libraries, Primary Search is a full-text database providing popular children’s magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedic entries and a vast image collection.

Professional Development Collection
Professional Development Collection is a highly specialized database of full-text electronic information especially for educators, professional librarians and education researchers.

PsycArticles
A database of journals published by the American Psychological Association and Canadian Psychological Association. Updated weekly, this database contains approximately 200,000 full-text articles.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
This full-text database is an essential tool for psychologists, counselors, researchers and students, providing extensive coverage for a broad range of subjects in the fields of psychology, behavioral sciences and related disciplines.

PubMed@WCC
Developed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the National Library of Medicine (NLM), PubMed comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content in WCC electronic journals, PubMed Central, and publisher web sites.

PubMed Central
A full-text archive of biomedical and life science journals at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine.

Read It! (English Language Learner)
Read It! is designed for middle and high school students and adults who have a basic foundation in English grammar and reading but need adapted reading material for a variety of subjects.

Regional Business News
Regional Business News provides full-text regional business publications for the United States and Canadian provinces. Users can search newspapers, magazines and other resources from trusted news sources.

Sage Open
An open-access, peer-reviewed e-journal collection in the humanities and social sciences.

Science Reference Center
Designed to meet every student researcher's needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science magazines, journals, encyclopedias, reference books and a vast collection of images.

Small Business Reference Center
Small Business Reference Center offers exclusive full text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as tools to address many small business topics. It includes business videos, a help and advice section and details on how to create business plans.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center
This reference database provides detailed yet user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines. All of the content is organized in a powerful, easy-to-use manner so that users can quickly find the information they need.

SMART Imagebase
The Scientific & Medical Art Imagebase is a collection of over 18,500 illustrations and animations depicting anatomy, physiology, surgery, diseases, and other health science topics. Users may download for non-commercial, educational purposes.

Symptom Media
This online video database on mental health education and training includes over 300 mental health simulations, DCM and ICD Guided Film Collection and Assessment tools.

The Teaching professor
The education database provides newsletters that help college faculty improve their teaching, share best practices, and stay current on the latest pedagogical research.

Turfgrass
This database provides access to all published materials reporting on aspects of turfgrass and its maintenance from Michigan State University.

Vocational Studies Premier
Designed specifically for the research needs of two-year colleges, this full-text resource offers scholarly content most relevant to vocational programs.

Worldcat
Search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world. The international library catalog lets you find an item of interest and then locate a library near you that owns it.



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