Library Research Databases

The following databases are available on campus to Mission College students, faculty, staff, and the public. Off campus access is restricted to Mission College students, faculty, and staff. In order to access databases from off campus, you will need your Mission College I.D. number.    

To locate databases containing a specific newspaper, magazine, or journal title, refer to The Complete List of Full Text Periodicals.

DATABASES BY SUBJECT

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Databases by Title

General (All Topics)

Academic Search Premier This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.

Ethnic Newswatch Full-text, general reference database of articles from minority and ethnic magazines, newspapers and journals. Many articles in Spanish. Subscription purchased with funding from the Title V Grant.

Global Issues in Context Offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Featured are hundreds of continuously updated issue and country portals that bring together a variety of specially selected, highly relevant sources for analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, and cultural issues.

MAS Ultra - School Edition Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for nearly 500 popular high school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).

MasterFile Premier Designed for public libraries, this database contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. It also contains full text for more than 500 reference books, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps and flags.

Newspaper Source Plus The database contains comprehensive full-text for major newspapers.  All staff articles are also included from many newspapers. In addition, it includes radio news transcripts, videos & podcasts.

EBSCOhost Combined Allows you to search more than one EBSCOhost database at the same time. You will be presented with a list from which you can choose one or all of the over 25 EBSCOhost databases to which the Library subscribes.

 
Business & Communication

Business Source Elite Features the full text for more than 2,200 journals. Provides excellent coverage of all business disciplines, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. Additional full text, non-journal content includes market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT analysis.

Job & Career Accelerator Combines everything you need for a successful job search into one easy-to-use online application. You will need to login and create an account to use this database. Subscription purchased with funding from the Basic Skills Initiative.

Regional Business News Provides full text for nearly 100 regional U.S. and Canadian business publications (including titles from Crain Communications).

 
Diversity

Ethnic Newswatch Full-text, general reference database of articles from minority and ethnic magazines, newspapers and journals. Many articles in Spanish. Subscription purchased with funding from the Title V Grant.

Ethnic NewsWatch en Espanol Es una base de datos interdisciplinaria de texto completo que contiene periódicos, revistas, publicaciones profesionales y boletines de la prensa étnica, indígena y minoritaria publicados a partir de 1990. Subscription purchased with funding from the Title V Grant.

Spanish Reference Center Puedes buscar o navegar alfabeticamente; ayuda en Espanol o Ingles. Cronologias, atlas del mundo, y mas! Subscription purchased with funding from the Title V Grant.

 
English Language Learners

MAS Ultra - School Edition Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for nearly 500 popular high school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).

Student Research Center Designed specifically for secondary education students.  Through it, users can easily pre-determine which content sources (e.g., Magazines, Newspapers, Biographies, Country Reports, Films & Video) will be included with their search. They can also search by topic heading, make use of an online dictionary and encyclopedia, explore the top searches of the day, and even limit their search according to appropriate Lexile reading levels. Includes Health Source - Consumer Edition, MAS Ultra - School Edition, Newspaper Source Plus, The New Oxford American Dictionary, and Columbia Encyclopedia.

 
Environment

GreenFILE A collection of scholarly, government, and general interest periodicals that include content about the environmental effects of individuals, corporations, and local /national governments and what can be done on each level to minimize the negative impact. Topics covered include global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, and recycling.

GREENR 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.

 
Films & eBooks

Ebook Collection (EBSCOhost) Search and view full text books online across a variety of topics.

ebrary Search and view full text books online across a variety of topics

Films on Demand Provides unlimited, 24/7 access to more than 3,000 videos and 33,000 segments – all closed captioned. These videos cover a variety of topics, including Humanities & Social Science, Business & Economics, Science & Mathematics, and Health & Medicine.

Gale Virtual Reference Library Includes a wide variety of full-text interdisciplinary content on virtually any subject area.

LearningExpress Ebooks A wide variety of career and academic test preparation and skill-building titles, designed for lifelong learning. You will need to login and create an account to use this database. Subscription purchased with funding from the Basic Skills Initiative.

Nursing Assistant Education in Video Nursing Assistant Education in Video gives students and faculty access to Medcom-Trainex's highly-focused training program on the fundamentals of nursing assistance.

Salem Literature Includes the complete content of the printed collection, Critical Survey of Short Fiction, Masterplots, 4th edition, and selected volumes of the printed collection, Critical Insights.

SpringerLink Ebook Collection  An integrated full-text database for journals, books, protocols, eReferences, and book series published by Springer. Online (full text) access is not available for all publications.

 

Health & Nursing

AHFS Consumer Medication InformationA trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information. Published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, AHFS includes more than a thousand drug information monographs written in lay language for consumers. This content is updated monthly.

CINAHL Plus with Full Text Complete coverage of English-language nursing journals and publications from the National League for Nursing and the American Nurses' Association. Covers nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines. Also offers access to health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, educational software, audiovisuals and book chapters.

Consumer Health Complete Covers all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. This full-text database covers topics such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children's health, men & women's health, etc.

Health Source: Consumer Edition Provides full text access to nearly 80 consumer health magazines and almost 130 health reference books, plus current, health-related pamphlets. Also contains more than 9,900 Clinical Reference Systems reports (in English and Spanish); the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide; and Merriam-Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition Provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Coverage of nursing and allied health. In addition, this database includes the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.

Medline Created by the National Library of Medicine. Provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more.

Nursing Assistant Education in Video Nursing Assistant Education in Video gives students and faculty access to Medcom-Trainex's highly-focused training program on the fundamentals of nursing assistance.

OVID Full text access to the following five journals: American Journal of Nursing, Home Healthcare Nurse, Nursing, Nursing Critical Care, and Nursing Made Incredible Easy!

 
History

America: History and Life Covers the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. Strong English-language journal coverage is balanced by an international perspective on topics and events.

European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750 EBSCO Publishing, in cooperation with the John Carter Brown Library, has created this resource from “European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed In Europe Relating to The Americas, 1493-1750,” the authoritative bibliography that is well-known and respected by scholars worldwide. The database contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750.

Milestone Documents in American History Includes over 130 full-text documents, from the Proclamation of 1763 to President Obama's 2009 inaugural address. Each document is accompanied by an analytical essay.

World History in Context Offers contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History. It merges authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

Literature & Arts

ARTstor Image database covering many time periods and cultures. Documents the fields of architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, and design, as well as many other forms of visual culture. Subscription partially funded by the Mission College Art Department.

Biography in Context Contextual information on the world's most influential people. Search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full text.

Literature Resource Center Provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. Features an expansive collection of author biographies, plot summaries, work overviews, and critical essays from leading publishers, literary reference books & monographs.

Salem Literature Includes the complete content of the printed collection, Critical Survey of Short Fiction, Masterplots, 4th edition, and selected volumes of the printed collection, Critical Insights.

 
Pro/CoN

CQ Researcher Offers in-depth, non-biased coverage of political and social issues, with regular reports on topics in health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the U.S. economy.

Facts on File Issues & Controversies Combines authoritative factual analysis with clear explanations of opposing points of view for current and historical events.

Global Issues in Context Offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Featured are hundreds of continuously updated issue and country portals that bring together a variety of specially selected, highly relevant sources for analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, and cultural issues.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context Features continuously updated viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.

 
Professional Educator

ERIC From the Education Resource Information Center. Provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index. Links to more than 323,000 full-text documents.

Professional Development Collection Includes full text for more than 520 high-quality education journals and nearly 230 educational reports.

Teacher Reference Center Provides indexing and abstracts for 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators.

 
Psychology & Philosophy

Psychology and Behavior Science Collection Covers information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods.

Religion and Philosophy Collection Covers topics such as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.

 
Reference

Biography in Context Contextual information on the world's most influential people. Search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full text

Britannica Online Includes the complete encyclopedia, plus the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary and the Britannica Book of the Year.

CountryWatch Includes the CountryReviews™, an up-to-date series of publications for each country including demographic, political, economic, business, cultural and environmental information; the CountryWire™ , which provides daily news coverage for every country in the world and a significant news archive made up of the compendium of regional news carriers; and the CountryWatch Forecast™, a five-year macroeconomic forecast for each country.

Gale Virtual Reference Library Includes a wide variety of full-text interdisciplinary content on virtually any subject area.

Oxford English Dictionary A guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words— past and present—from across the English-speaking world.

Spanish Reference Center Puedes buscar o navegar alfabeticamente; ayuda en Espanol o Ingles. Cronologias, atlas del mundo, y mas! Subscription purchased with funding from the Title V Grant.

Statistical Abstract of the United States A comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.

 
Science

AccessScience Gathers and synthesizes vast amounts of information, and organizes it to give you fast, easy and accurate access to authoritative articles in all major areas of science and technology. Features fully searchable content from McGraw-Hill's Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, 10th Edition.

Facts on File Today's Science Drawing on major scientific journals, magazines, and newspapers in the United States and abroad, Today's Science covers all the topics that today's students study: health, the environment, technology, life science, physical science, earth and space science, and science and society.

GreenFILE A collection of scholarly, government, and general interest periodicals that include content about the environmental effects of individuals, corporations, and local /national governments and what can be done on each level to minimize the negative impact. Topics covered include global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, and recycling.

GREENR 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.

Military & Government Collection Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government.

 
Spanish Language

AHFS Consumer Medication Information en EspanolAHFS Consumer Medication Information es una fuente confiable y un estándar reconocido para la información sobre medicamentos, que se encuentra disponible en inglés y español. Publicada por la American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, AHFS incluye más de mil monografías sobre fármacos escritas en lenguaje llano para los consumidores y ha ocupado uno de los diez mejores puestos en el concurso National Consumer Education Materials del Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos. Este contenido se actualiza mensualmente.

Ethnic NewsWatch en Espanol Es una base de datos interdisciplinaria de texto completo que contiene periódicos, revistas, publicaciones profesionales y boletines de la prensa étnica, indígena y minoritaria publicados a partir de 1990. Subscription purchased with funding from the Title V Grant.

Learning Express Library: Rescursos parea Hispanohablantes Mejorar la escritura, oratoria, y la gramática, convertirse en un mejor lector. Desarrollar habilidades de matemáticas, y estudiar para el examen de ciudadanía de EE.

Spanish Reference Center Puedes buscar o navegar alfabeticamente; ayuda en Espanol o Ingles. Cronologias, atlas del mundo, y mas! Subscription purchased with funding from the Title V Grant.

 
Skills Building, Practice Exams, and Tutorials

 LearningExpressLibrary Provides a completely interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help patrons, students, and adult learners succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass. You'll get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results. You will need to login and create an account to use this database. Subscription purchased with funding from the Basic Skills Initiative.

LearningExpress Library: College Center Provides college admissions test preparation, skills building in reading, writing, math, and science, and much more.

LearningExpress Library: Compass PreparationPractice tests for the Compass placement exams.

LearningExpress Library: Software Skills Center Easy to use tutorials for today’s most popular computer programs, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop, and more.

 

  Vocational Careers

Auto Repair Reference Center Contains repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. New repair procedures, TSBs and updates are added to the product on a regular basis. All of the content been created by ASE certified technicians.

Job & Career Accelerator Combines everything you need for a successful job search into one easy-to-use online application. You will need to login and create an account to use this database. Subscription purchased with funding from the Basic Skills Initiative.

 
 
 

Databases by Title           

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Academic Search Premier This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.

AccessScience Gathers and synthesizes vast amounts of information, and organizes it to give you fast, easy and accurate access to authoritative articles in all major areas of science and technology. Features fully searchable content from McGraw-Hill's Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, 10th Edition.

ARTstor Image database covering many time periods and cultures. Documents the fields of architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, and design, as well as many other forms of visual culture. Subscription partially funded by the Mission College Art Department.

Auto Repair Reference Center Contains repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. New repair procedures, TSBs and updates are added to the product on a regular basis. All of the content been created by ASE certified technicians.

Biography in Context Contextual information on the world's most influential people. Search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full text.

Business Source Elite Features the full text for more than 2,200 journals. Provides excellent coverage of all business disciplines, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. Additional full text, non-journal content includes market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT analysis.

CINAHL Plus with Full Text Complete coverage of English-language nursing journals and publications from the National League for Nursing and the American Nurses' Association. Covers nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines. Also offers access to health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, educational software, audiovisuals and book chapters.

Consumer Health Complete Covers all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. This full-text database covers topics such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children's health, men & women's health, etc.

CountryWatch Includes the CountryReviews™, an up-to-date series of publications for each country including demographic, political, economic, business, cultural and environmental information; the CountryWire™ , which provides daily news coverage for every country in the world and a significant news archive made up of the compendium of regional news carriers; and the CountryWatch Forecast™, a five-year macroeconomic forecast for each country.

CQ Researcher Offers in-depth, non-biased coverage of political and social issues, with regular reports on topics in health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the U.S. economy.

Ebook Collection (EBSCOhost) Search and view full text books online across a variety of topics.

ebrary Search and view full text books online across a variety of topics

EBSCOhost Combined Allows you to search more than one EBSCOhost database at the same time. You will be presented with a list from which you can choose one or all of the over 25 EBSCOhost databases to which the Library subscribes.

Ethnic Newswatch Full-text, general reference database of articles from minority and ethnic magazines, newspapers and journals. Many articles in Spanish. Subscription purchased with funding from the Title V Grant.

Ethnic NewsWatch en Espanol Es una base de datos interdisciplinaria de texto completo que contiene periódicos, revistas, publicaciones profesionales y boletines de la prensa étnica, indígena y minoritaria publicados a partir de 1990. Subscription purchased with funding from the Title V Grant.

Facts on File Today's Science Drawing on major scientific journals, magazines, and newspapers in the United States and abroad, Today's Science covers all the topics that today's students study: health, the environment, technology, life science, physical science, earth and space science, and science and society.

Gale Virtual Reference Library Includes a wide variety of full-text interdisciplinary content on virtually any subject area.

GreenFILE A collection of scholarly, government, and general interest periodicals that include content about the environmental effects of individuals, corporations, and local /national governments and what can be done on each level to minimize the negative impact. Topics covered include global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, and recycling.

GREENR 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 Source: Consumer Edition Provides full text access to nearly 80 consumer health magazines and almost 130 health reference books, plus current, health-related pamphlets. Also contains more than 9,900 Clinical Reference Systems reports (in English and Spanish); the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide; and Merriam-Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary.

Job & Career Accelerator Combines everything you need for a successful job search into one easy-to-use online application. You will need to login and create an account to use this database. Subscription purchased with funding from the Basic Skills Initiative.

 LearningExpressLibrary Provides a completely interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help patrons, students, and adult learners succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass. You'll get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results. You will need to login and create an account to use this database. Subscription purchased with funding from the Basic Skills Initiative.

LearningExpress Library: College Center Provides college admissions test preparation, skills building in reading, writing, math, and science, and much more.

LearningExpress Library: Compass PreparationPractice tests for the Compass placement exam.

Learning Express Library: Rescursos parea Hispanohablantes Mejorar la escritura, oratoria, y la gramática, convertirse en un mejor lector. Desarrollar habilidades de matemáticas, y estudiar para el examen de ciudadanía de EE.

LearningExpress Library: Software Skills Center Easy to use tutorials for today’s most popular computer programs, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop, and more.

Literature Resource Center Provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. Features an expansive collection of author biographies, plot summaries, work overviews, and critical essays from leading publishers, literary reference books & monographs.

MAS Ultra - School Edition Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for nearly 500 popular high school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).

MasterFile Premier Designed for public libraries, this database contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. It also contains full text for more than 500 reference books, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps and flags.

Medline Created by the National Library of Medicine. Provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more.

Milestone Documents in American History Includes over 130 full-text documents, from the Proclamation of 1763 to President Obama's 2009 inaugural address. Each document is accompanied by an analytical essay.

Military & Government Collection Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government.

Newspaper Source Plus The database contains comprehensive full-text for major newspapers.  All staff articles are also included from many newspapers. In addition, it includes radio news transcripts, videos & podcasts.

Nursing Assistant Education in Video Nursing Assistant Education in Video gives students and faculty access to Medcom-Trainex's highly-focused training program on the fundamentals of nursing assistance.

OVID Full text access to the following five journals: American Journal of Nursing, Home Healthcare Nurse, Nursing, Nursing Critical Care, and Nursing Made Incredible Easy!

Oxford English Dictionary A guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words— past and present—from across the English-speaking world.

Professional Development CollectionIncludes full text for more than 520 high-quality education journals and nearly 230 educational reports.          

Psychology and Behavior Science Collection Covers information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods.

Regional Business News Provides full text for nearly 100 regional U.S. and Canadian business publications (including titles from Crain Communications).

Religion and Philosophy Collection Covers topics such as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.

Salem Literature Includes the complete content of the printed collection, Critical Survey of Short Fiction, Masterplots, 4th edition, and selected volumes of the printed collection, Critical Insights.

Spanish Reference Center Puedes buscar o navegar alfabeticamente; ayuda en Espanol o Ingles. Cronologias, atlas del mundo, y mas! Subscription purchased with funding from the Title V Grant.

SpringerLink Ebook Collection  An integrated full-text database for journals, books, protocols, eReferences, and book series published by Springer. Online (full text) access is not available for all publications.

Statistical Abstract of the United States A comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.

Teacher Reference Center Provides indexing and abstracts for 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators.

World History in Context Offers contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History. It merges authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.