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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.

Academic OneFile
Academic OneFile, provides articles from over 17,000 scholarly journals and other authoritative sources—including newspapers, magazines, and thousands of podcasts with transcripts and videos.

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.

Agriculture Collection
This collection of more than 600 journal titles is focused on agriculture-related fields.

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 and Genealogy Master Index
Provides brief biographical information on just about anyone.

Biography in Context
Built on a foundation of more than 650,000 biographical entries covering international figures from all time periods and areas of study.

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.

Book Review Index Plus
Includes millions of book reviews, allowing users to conduct research in numerous disciplines, including literature, history, education, psychology, and more.

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

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

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

Business Collection
Provides full-text coverage of all business disciplines including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and strategy, as well as business theory and practice.

Business Economics and Theory Collection
Offers instant access to full-text academic journals and magazines—with a strong emphasis on titles covered in the EconLit bibliographic index.

Business Insights: Global
Business Insights: Global is a unique source for international business intelligence offering the most comprehensive and convenient way to find case studies, in-depth statistical data coupled with deep research, and the ability to compare global economies, countries and industries.

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.

Chilton Library
Get the detailed information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs.

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.

Communications and Mass Media Collection
Brings together information found in more than 400 journals. Articles on all aspects of the communications field, including advertising, public relations, linguistics, and literature, meet the needs of researchers.

Computer Database
Provides access to leading business and technical journals and periodicals in the computer, telecommunications, and electronics industries.

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.

Contemporary Women's Issues
Offers comprehensive coverage of issues that influence women’s lives across the globe.

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

Criminal Justice Collection
Informs the research process for researchers who are studying law, law enforcement, or terrorism, training for paralegal service, preparing for a career in homeland security, delving into forensic science, investigating crime scenes, developing policy, and much more.

Culinary Arts Collection
Offers a smorgasbord of information from journals on cooking and nutrition magazines, as well as book reference content from Delmar such as About Wine, Introduction to Catering, Advanced Bread and Pastry, and Eat Fit Be Fit.

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.

Diversity Studies Collection
Explores cultural differences, contributions and influences in the global community.

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.

Educators Reference Complete
Provides full text for titles in the Eric database and covers multiple levels of education from preschool to college, and every educational specialty—such as technology, bilingual education, health education, and testing.

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.

Environmental Studies and Policy Collection
A great database for subjects about Soil, Science, and Management; Introduction to Agronomy; Food, Crops, & Environment; Fundamental Soil Science; and more.

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.

Fine Arts & Music Collection
Articles about drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.

Gale Access
This collection allows you to search all of the Gale databases in one place.

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 Literary Sources
Gale Literary Sources brings together Gale's premier literary databases in a new digital environment that allows users to search across these resources to discover and analyze literary content.

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

Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture Collection
Gardening, Landscape, and Horticulture Collection provides access to academic journals and magazines focused on both the practical aspects as well as the scientific theory of horticulture studies. The database offers biotechnologists, farmers, hobbyists, and landscape architects.

Gender Studies Collection
The database offers access to scholarly journals and magazines covering topics including gender studies, family and marital issues, and more.

General OneFile
Offers news, magazine, and periodical articles across a wide range of general interest topics and academic disciplines.

Global Issues In Context
Global Issues In Context offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events.

GREENR (Global Reference On The Environment/Energy/And Natural Resources)
Focuses on the physical, social, and economic aspects of environmental issues. Topic, organization, and country portals form research centers around issues covering energy systems, health care, agriculture, climate change, population, and economic development.

Health & Wellness Resource Center
This comprehensive consumer health resource provides authoritative information on the full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices, and more.

Health Reference Center Academic
The database is designed for both nursing and allied health students as well as consumer health researchers.

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.

Information Science and Library Issues Collection
Provides access to scholarly journals and trade publications essential for information professionals and other knowledge workers.

Informe Academico
Provides access to Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines.

Infotrac Newsstand
Provides access to full-text newspapers and allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, newspaper section, or other fields.

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.

LegalTrac
Provides indexing and selective full-text for all major law reviews, law journals, specialty law and bar association journals and legal newspapers.

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.

LitFinder
Provides access to literary works and authors throughout history and includes more than 130,000 full-text poems and 650,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays.

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.

Military and Intelligence Database
Provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and reports covering all aspects of the past and current state of military affairs.

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.

New York Times
NYT database provides full text coverage from 1985 to the presentation.

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.

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.

Nursing and Allied Health Collection
Provides access to academic journals and other reference content covering all aspects of the nursing profession, from direct patient care to health care administration.

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.

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,

Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Collection
Provides access to academic journals and magazines covering the fields of fitness and sports.

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.

Points of View Reference Center
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.

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.

Pop Culture Collection
Provides access to scholarly journals and magazines that both analyze and contribute to popular culture.

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.

Psychology Collection
Provides access to academic journals and magazines that cover the study of emotions, personality, and the human mind.

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.

Religion and Philosophy Collection
The database offers balanced content that covers topics across a wide range of philosophies and religions.

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

Science in Context
Contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics.

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 Collection
Provides access to academic journals and magazines perfect for both business school students and entrepreneurs.

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.

Student Resources in Context
Provides reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, and audio files.

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.

Tourism/Hospitality & Leisure Collection
Provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and trade publications that cover topics including the cultural and economic aspects of travel and tourism.

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

US History Collection
The database offers balanced coverage of events in U.S. history and scholarly work being established in the field.

US History in Context
Provides contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History.

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.

Vocations and Career Collection
Provides access to journals and magazines that aid users in researching a vocation, finding an appropriate institution of learning, job searching, and maintaining a career.

War and Terrorism Collection
Provides access to academic journals and magazines of interest to analysts, risk management professionals, and students of military science, history, and social science.

World History Collection
Provides access to scholarly journals and magazines useful to both novice historians as well as advanced academic researchers.

World History in Context
Provides contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History.

World Scholar: Latin America and the Caribbean
Provides a portal with access to reference, periodicals, multimedia, reports, studies, journals, newspapers, and statistical data.

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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