Databases and Journals

Current/Controversial Issues
  • CQ Researcher: Provides detailed overviews of social and political topics. Articles include background, pro/con arguments and statistics.
  • Global Issues in Context: Provides "news, global viewpoints, reference materials, country information, primary source documents, videos, statistics" about global events in the news.
  • Issues and Controversies: Provides "exclusive, extensive coverage of hundreds of today's hot topics, with unbiased analysis and rich related resources."
  • 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.
Journal, Magazine, e-Book and Newspaper Collections

eBook Collections

Journals, Magazines and Newspapers

  • ABI/Inform Global: Full-text of thousands of business journals, including essential scholarly journals and important trade journals. Also included are The Wall Street Journal and The Economist. For search help, refer to the detailed User Guide.
  • EBSCO: Multiple subject-specific databases with thousands of full-text peer-reviewed journals and general interest magazines.
  • ERIC: Huge database of full-text education articles, lesson plans and other materials for K-12 teachers and administrators. No password required.
  • The Gale Access Collection: Full text of journals covering business, health, nursing, technology, humanities, social sciences and the sciences. Use Power Search to search all of our Gale databases simultaneously.
  • JSTOR: An interdisciplinary archive of thousands of peer-reviewed journals in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.
  • New York Times: Get access to high-quality reporting, editorials, breaking news and business coverage. You will need to create an account to get into the site.
  • Open Access Journals from Elsevier: Dozens of open access journals covering the engineering, medical and scientific fields of study. Many are indexed in the searchable Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).
  • Public Library of Science (PLoS): 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. No password required.

History-specific Collections

  • ABC-CLIO History Databases: provides articles about American government and history as well as world history and geography. Also included is a unique World at War collection, covering conflicts from ancient Greece to the present.
  • 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.

Life Sciences Resources

  • Allied Health & Veterinary Technology Resources: Dozens of medical/nursing books and five veterinary technology titles.
  • Anatomy & Physiology from Visible Body: A visually stunning, step-by-step introduction to each human body system.
  • CINAHL plus (EBSCO): CINAHL Plus® with Full Text is a robust collection of full text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 770 journals indexed in CINAHL®.
  • Dental & Oral Sciences Source (EBSCO): This collection covers all facets relating to the areas of dentistry including dental public health, endodontics, facial pain & surgery, odontology, oral & maxillofacial pathology/surgery/radiology, orthodontology, pediatric dentistry, periodontology, and prosthodontics.
  • Health Source Consumer (EBSCO): A collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide, providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Health Source: Consumer Edition provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines.
  • HealthSource Nursing (EBSCO): This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines; also features the AHFS Consumer Medication Information, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.
  • Human Anatomy Atlas from Visible Body: A comprehensive 3D atlas of the human body.
  • Medline Plus: Contains a medical encyclopedia, a drug database, a medical dictionary, a disease database, and surgery videos. No password required.
  • Ovid: Search hundreds of nursing journals and other resources from a single interface.
  • PubMed: Indexes thousands of medical and dental journals, with full-text for many. No password required.
Online Reference Collections and Videos

Digital Reference Collections

  • eHRAF World Cultures: This database contains ethnographic collections covering all aspects of cultural and social life" for thousands of cultures around the world.
  • Family Search: Access digital genealogical records from a genealogy database maintained by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Some content is restricted and available in the Library only. The TMCC Elizabeth Sturm Library is a FamilySearch Affiliate Library. Requires the creation of a free personal profile.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library: Online versions of more than 24 specialized multi-volume encyclopedias.
  • Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL): Nation's premier collection of documents related to homeland security policy, strategy, and organizational management.
  • Learning Express Library: Features online tutorials, practice tests, and e-books to help users of all ages. It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED® test prep, and more.
  • Oxford Reference Collection: Features several dozen handbooks and encyclopedias written by scholars. These resources offer coverage of history, literature and social sciences.
  • Oxford Research Encyclopedias: "Substantive, peer-reviewed, and regularly updated, the Oxford Research Encyclopedias combine the speed & flexibility of digital with the rigorous standards of academic publishing. All articles are written and peer reviewed by certified experts of the topic.”
  • Sage e-Reference: Online versions of dozens of specialized encyclopedias.
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States: Covers the years 2013–present. Search for statistics on everything from population to business to health and education. For older datasets, see the Statistical Abstracts Series (1889-2012) at the Census Bureau.

Digital Video Collections

  • 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. To access these videos, click "My Films" and "Create Account".
  • Kanopy Films (including the 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".
  • 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.