Databases and Journals


Please note that these databases require a password  to use from outside of TMCC (e.g., from home). Passwords are available to TMCC students and faculty by logging in to Canvas (select "Help" in the upper right corner of the screen and then select "TMCC Library Information").

During Library hours, you may contact the reference desk at 775-674-7602 for this information and additional research assistance. If time is not a factor, you may also email your password request.

Current/Controversial Issues
  • CQ Researcher - Excellent database to start with when searching for current/controversial topics.
  • Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center - Use this collection of articles to find opinions on hundreds of subjects from abortion to women's rights. The articles in the collection are from magazines, journals, newspapers and other sources.
  • Issues and Controversies - Another excellent database to start with when searching for current/controversial topics.
Magazine, Journal, e-Book and Newspaper Collections
  • EBSCO- Over 7,000 full-text journals and magazines covering all academic disciplines.
  • E–books (ebrary)
    This is a collection of over 20,000 books in digital form. To access from home, type in your student ID number (it starts with a T or 1 or 5). Once you find the book you want, be sure to click the "e-brary Reader" button for the best functionality. Please read the User Guide to get started.
  • Nursing Book Collection (R2L Library)
  • Ovid - Search hundreds of nursing journals and other resources from a single interface.
  • AnthroSource (on-campus only) - Full text journals from the American Anthropological Association.
  • ERIC - Huge database of education articles, lesson plans and other materials for K-12 teachers and administrators.
  • JSTOR - "An interdisciplinary archive of over 600 journals in the arts, humanities, and social sciences."
  • Medline Plus - contains a medical encyclopedia, a drug database, a medical dictionary, a disease database, and surgery vidoes.
  • Public Library of Science (PLoS) - PLoS is a Non-profit organization of scientists committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature freely accessible to scientists and to the public around the world...
  • PubMed - Indexes thousands of medical and dental journals.
Online Reference Collections and Videos
  • Media Studies Collection: Documentary films to inspire critical thinking about social, political, and cultural impact of American mass media. Examples include: "Hip Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes"; "Killing Us Softly 3 & 4"; "Mickey Mouse Monopoly"; "Tough Guize".
  • Ethnographic Video Online: provides the largest, most comprehensive resource for the study of human culture and behavior - more than 750 hours and 1,000 films at completion.
  • Films On Demand: Over 100 high-quality educational videos. Subjects covered include astronomy, biology, chemistry, history, political science, and religion.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library: Online versions of more than 24 specialized multi-volume encyclopedias. View titles and descriptions.
  • History-Specific Collections
    • U.S. History in Context provides a complete overview of U.S. history, with topic summaries, journal and magazine articles and primary sources.
    • World History in Context provides coverage of events in world history, from absolutism to the two world wars. Materials include topic summaries, journal and magazine articles and primary sources.
  • NBC Learn: This collection features thousands of videos, historic newsreels, primary source documents, photographs and more for use by instructors and students. Register to create playlists.
  • Sage e-Reference: online versions of dozens of specialized encyclopedias.
  • Library Research Guides: Use the research guides to get started on library research.

College News

Nursing Program Expanding in 2015

Maxine S. Jacobs Nursing Program will offer new degree and move into enlarged, remodeled facility.

Legacy Event Honors Students and Donors

TMCC Foundation hosts a festive dinner, creating connections for scholars and their benefactors.

Calendar of Events

TMCC Fall 2014 Resource Fair

Wednesday, October 22
Student Center, Dandini Campus

Free Student Workshop: Understanding Student Loans

Wednesday, October 22
RDMT 412, Dandini Campus