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
The following databases are meant to be used for academic purposes in educational programs only.
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Find peer-reviewed, full-text articles from leading journals and reference sources in all subject areas.
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.
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.
Biography in Context
Find biographical information on more than 150,000 people from throughout history. The information is from books, magazine articles, and websites.
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.
Find quick facts and in-depth information on all topics. Biographies, atlases, and country comparisons, etc. are also available.
This database enables you to research consumer market data, demographic data, and market segmentation data for various addresses, zip codes, etc.
Business Insights Global
This database helps you research companies, industries and economies around the world, including data sets and charts as well as case studies.
This database provides diagnostics, repair procedures, wiring diagrams, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) maintenance schedules, Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs), and recalls for automobiles and light trucks.
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.
Use this database to find computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications, and the application of technology.
Find in-depth reports on controversial issues, with each report providing 12,000 words of text along with graphics and photos.
Culinary Arts Collection
This collection contains more than 300 magazines and reference books on cooking and nutrition, as well as recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.
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.
This Docuseek2 Essential Collection consists of over 700 full-length, streaming-video documentaries in multiple topics, including content from such producers as Bullfrog Films, Icarus Films, etc.
Find articles on topics such as ecology, natural resources, renewal energy, geography, pollution, urban planning, environmental policy, law and technology.
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.
Expanded Academic ASAP
Find articles in scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers on the arts, humanities, social sciences, sciences, technology, and other academic disciplines.
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.
Gale Business Collection
Analyze company performance and activity, industry events and trends as well as the latest in management, economics and politics. Access to a combination of broker research reports, trade publications, newspapers, journals, and directory listings with full text and images available.
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.
General OneFile (includes sci-tech journals)
A consolidated, one-stop search engine for Infotrac/Galenet databases. It covers a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics.
General Reference Center Gold
Find general interest articles on current events, popular culture, business, sports, hobbies, and more in magazines, newspapers, and reference books.
Health & Wellness Resource Center
Find magazine and newspaper articles and reference book information on topics such as fitness, nutrition, diseases, alcohol and drug abuse, and prescription drugs. Also included are links to Websites on these topics.
Health Reference Center--Academic
Find magazine and newspaper articles on all aspects of medicine, nursing, health and nutrition.
This genealogy database contains: U.S. federal census records, family and local histories, tax lists, city directories, probate and military records, Periodical Source Index (PERSI) covering more than 6,000 genealogy periodicals, and Freedman's Bank Records, an important resource for African-American genealogical research.
Find full-text articles from U.S. and foreign newspapers, including the New York Times, dated from 1980.
Intelecom Online Resources Network
An extensive collection of streaming videos on diverse topics such as history, psychology, sociology, political science, health and environmental studies.
Latino American Experience
A full-text database of primary and secondary information sources, as well as images and vetted websites, on the Latino history and culture in the U.S.
Learning Express Library
This is a leading source of online test preparation materials and interactive practice exams, including: GED, basic skills tests, Advanced Placement tests, ACT, SAT, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, US citizenship, real estate and law enforcement tests, and much more. Users need to create individual accounts on the database site.
Legal Forms Library
This database contains thousands of federal and state legal forms, including general business and litigation forms and an attorney directory.
Use this database to find articles in all major law reviews, law journals, specialty law and bar association journals, and legal newspapers. Included are articles on federal and state cases, laws and regulations, legal practice, and taxation. Also included are British Commonwealth, European Union, and International Law.
Lexis Nexis Academic Universe
Use Academic Universe to find newspaper and magazine articles, TV and radio transcripts, opinion polls, case law, federal and state codes, company annual reports, and much more.
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.
Maintained by the National Library of Medicine, the database covers all areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing.
This digital archive documents Michigan's state history. The archive provides access to a wide variety of documents: personal narratives and memoirs, pamphlets and political speeches, sermons and songs, legal treatises and children's books.
Michigan Digital Newspaper Portal
This portal contains free digitized local Michigan newspapers from different sources.
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.
Military & Intelligence Database
Find scholarly journals, magazines and reports covering military affairs.
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
Find full text articles from 1985.
Nursing Reference Center
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.
Nursing Resource Center
The database includes disease and drug overviews, care plans, journal articles and animated anatomy and physiology diagrams to complement the core encyclopedia texts.
OmniFile Full Text Select
Find full-text articles on all subjects from 1994 to the present.
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, as well as links to more than 1,000 reviewed and subject-indexed web sites. It takes its name from the renowned Opposing Viewpoints print series published by Greenhaven Press.
An open-access, peer-reviewed e-journal collection providing over 95,000 articles in the sciences and social sciences.
Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Collection
Find authoritative content in physical therapy and sports medicine relevant to researchers and practitioners.
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.
Find information from 200 full-text periodicals in psychology.
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.
A full-text archive of biomedical and life science journals at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine.
A powerful database containing information on millions of U.S. businesses and households. Use this database to conduct research on businesses, markets, potential employers, etc.
An open-access, peer-reviewed e-journal collection in the humanities and social sciences.
Science in Context
This database contains 200 full-text science journals, science reference titles, thousands of multimedia records, science glossary, as well as national and state science standards.
Small Business Resource Center
Find how-to information on small business planning, bookkeeping, financing and marketing, etc. The database includes business plans, articles, statistical tables, charts and graphs.
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.
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.
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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