Library Databases

Most of the library databases can now be searched simultaneously using the Primo Discovery System. Or browse our A-Z Databases to search or sort databases by subject or content type.

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.
eBook Collections

TMCC Subscriptions

Internet eBook Collections

  • Google Books: Search the world’s most comprehensive index of full-text books.
  • Google Scholar: Search millions of articles and books. Check TMCC holdings for possible full-
    text holdings.
  • HathiTrust Digital Library: Read millions of titles online. Includes a citation tool for APA and
    MLA styles.
  • Internet Archive: A non-profit library containing millions of free books, movies and more.
  • Project Gutenberg: Huge online library of free books.
Peer-Reviewed Journals and Other Periodicals

Journals 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. [Search Tips]
  • ERIC: Huge database of full-text education articles, lesson plans and other materials for K-12 teachers and administrators. No password required. [Search Tips]
  • 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. [Search Tips]
  • HeinOnline: Provides access to articles about case law, criminal justice, and political science and serves as citator database. Includes Fastcase Premium and U.S. State Package (Nevada).
  • JSTOR: An interdisciplinary archive of thousands of peer-reviewed journals in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. [Search Tips]
  • 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. [Search Tips]
  • U.S. History in Context: Provides a complete overview of U.S. history, with topic summaries, journal and magazine articles and primary sources. [Search Tips]
  • 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. [Search Tips]

Life Sciences Resources

  • American Journal of Clinical Nutrition: The most highly rated peer-reviewed, primary research journal in nutrition and dietetics and publishes the latest research on topics in nutrition, such as obesity, vitamins and minerals, nutrition and disease, and energy metabolism.
  • CINAHL plus (EBSCO): 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): Covers all facets relating to the areas of dentistry including dental public health, endodontics, facial pain and surgery, odontology, oral and 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): 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.
  • Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Premier source for the practice and science of food, nutrition, and dietetics. The Journal focuses on advancing professional knowledge across the range of research and practice issues such as: nutritional science, medical nutrition therapy, public health nutrition, food science and biotechnology, and dietetics education.
  • Medline Plus: Contains a medical encyclopedia, a drug database, a medical dictionary, a disease database, and surgery videos. No password required.
  • PubMed: Indexes thousands of medical and dental journals, with full-text for many. No password required.
Online Reference Collections and Videos

Digital Reference Collections

  • 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 Family Search Affiliate Library. Requires the creation of a free personal profile.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library: Online versions of more than 24 specialized multi-volume encyclopedias.
  • Geni: Allows users to find matching trees and merge those into the single world family tree, which currently contains over 100 million living users and their ancestors.
  • 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.
  • Statistical Abstracts of the Unites States: Historical statistical data abstracts (1889-2012) from the Census Bureau.

Digital Media Collections

  • Alexander Street: Access to the films "The Harvest/La Cosecha", "Invitation to World Literature 1: The Epic of Gilgamesh", "Lake Lugu's Lovers"  and "Quiet Rage: The Stanford Prison Experiment".
  • Docuseek: A collection of more than 2,000 documentaries from quality publishers including Bullfrog Films, dGenerate and Icarus. Browse their subject list to see what films are included. Create clips and playlists.
  • 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".
  • PBS Video Collection: Access to over 1600 documentary and series videos including NOVA programming.