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Online Databases

 

Watch a video demonstrating how to access the Library's databases. You can click the "cc" button for captions to see what is being said!

All the databases can also be accessed through the WCC Library's portal page:

Click here to access the Library's databases via MyCampus Portal

Through the portal, the majority of the databases no longer require a password for remote (off-campus/home) access. Databases that still require a password show it after the database description.

Access the Library's Catalog to find books on your topic:

Categories
Books & Reference Current & Controversial Issues Newspapers/News Sources
General/Multidisciplinary Education Science & Math
Basic Skills Health & Nursing Social Sciences (Psychology, Sociology, etc.)
Business & Economics History & Ethnic Studies  
Criminal Justice Humanities (Philosophy, Art, etc)  

Books & Reference (top)

The databases listed under the "Books & Reference category contain articles from a variety of books and other reference sources (dictionaries, encyclopedias, etc) on a wide range of topics and are often a good place to check facts or get a broad overview of your topic.

Auto Repair Reference Center
Information on 37,000 vehicles from 1945 to present
Ebsco
BIR Entertainment
Information on music and videorecordings
Ebsco
Book Review Index
Reviews of books on a wide variety of genres and topics
Ebsco
CountryWatch
News and information on countries
CountryWatch
Credo
Find answers by searching 100 reference books.
Credo Reference
Britannica Encyclopedia Britannica
Search the encyclopedia and a dictionary, thesaurus, world atlas, and more.
Britannica
E-Books
Comprehensive collection of electronic books.
Ebsco
MasterFile Premier
Periodicals (1975 - present), reference books, primary source documents, & images.
Ebsco


General/Multidisciplinary (top)

The databases listed under the "General & Multidisciplinary" category contain articles from a variety of sources on a wide range of topics and are often a good place to begin a search for articles.

Academic Search Premier
Journal access (1975 - present). Unmatched coverage in sciences.
Ebsco
CQ Researcher
Pro/con overviews of current political, economic, and social issues.
CQ Press
EBSCO (all databases)
One search for all Ebsco databases
Ebsco
JSTOR
Multidisciplinary journal archive. [More recent articles are available in ProQuest & Ebsco resources].
JSTOR
MasterFile Premier
Periodicals (1975 - present), reference books, primary source documents, & images
Ebsco
ProQuest Research Library
- Multidisciplinary peer revied journals and other periodicals
Proquest
Student Research Center
Easy searching to several databases for periodical and reference information
Ebsco

Basic Skills (top)

Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia
Encyclopedia entries designed for late primary and middle school grades
Ebsco
MAS Ultra Edition
Magazines (1975 - present), reference books, primary source documents, & images
Ebsco
Primary Search
Magazine and reference sources designed for primary grades.
Ebsco
Student Research Center
Easy searching to several databases for periodical and reference information.
Ebsco

Business and Economics (top)

Academic Search Premier
- Journal access (1975 - present). Unmatched coverage in sciences.
Ebsco
Business Source Elite
Journals (1985 - present), inlcudes economics.
Ebsco
JSTOR
Multidisciplinary journal archive. [More recent articles are available in ProQuest & Ebsco resources].
JSTOR
MasterFILE Premier
Periodicals (1975 - present), reference books, primary source documents, & images.
Ebsco
ProQuest Research Library
Multidisciplinary peer revied journals and other periodicals.
Proquest
Regional Business News
Nearly 100 United States and Canadian business publications.
Ebsco

Criminal Justice (top)

Academic Search Premier
- Journal access (1975 - present). Unmatched coverage in sciences.
Ebsco
Criminal Justice Journals
United States and international journal coverage.
Proquest
Criminology & Criminal Justice
- Peer reviewed journal.
Sage Publications
JSTOR
Multidisciplinary journal archive. [More recent articles are available in ProQuest & Ebsco resources].
JSTOR
MasterFILE Premier
Periodicals (1975 - present), reference books, primary source documents, & images.
Ebsco
ProQuest Research Library
Multidisciplinary peer revied journals and other periodicals.
Proquest

Controversial and Current Issues (top)

Academic Search Premier
- Journal access (1975 - present). Unmatched coverage in sciences.
Ebsco
Congressional Digest Debates
Pro/con information.
Proquest
CQ Researcher
Pro/con overviews of current political, economic, and social issues.
Sage Publications
MasterFile Premier
Periodicals (1975 - present), reference books, primary source documents, & images.
Ebsco
MasterFILE Premier
Periodicals (1975 - present), reference books, primary source documents, & images.
Ebsco
ProQuest Research Library
Multidisciplinary peer revied journals and other periodicals.
Proquest
RAND
Statistical information on California and U.S. public policy issues.
Rand

Education (top)

Academic Search Premier
- Journal access (1975 - present). Unmatched coverage in sciences.
Ebsco
Choice Reviews Online
Search reviews for academic resources.
ACRL/ALA
Community College Review
Peer reviewed journal access.
Sage Publications
CQ Researcher
Pro/con overviews of current political, economic, and social issues.
CQ Press
ERIC: Education Resources Information Center
Periodicals (1975 - present), reference books, primary source documents, & images.
Ebsco
JSTOR
Multidisciplinary journal archive. [More recent articles are available in ProQuest & Ebsco resources].
JSTOR
MasterFile Premier
Periodicals (1975 - present), reference books, primary source documents, & images.
Ebsco
Professional Development
Education journals and reports, including The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Ebsco
ProQuest Research Library
- Multidisciplinary peer revied journals and other periodicals
Proquest
Student Research Center
- Multidisciplinary peer revied journals and other periodicals
Ebsco

Health / Nursing (top)

Information provided should not be viewed as a means for self-diagnosis or a substitute for medical professionals.

Academic Search Premier
- Journal access (1975 - present). Unmatched coverage in sciences.
Ebsco
Consumer Health Complete
Information from many sources.
Ebsco
Health Source: Consumer Edition
Magazines, books, pamphlets, and other reference materials.
Ebsco
Health Source: Nursing Edition
Magazines, books, pamphlets, and other reference materials
Ebsco
JSTOR
Multidisciplinary journal archive. [More recent articles are available in ProQuest & Ebsco resources].
JSTOR
MasterFile Premier
Periodicals (1975 - present), reference books, primary source documents, & images.
Ebsco
MEDLINE
Journal citations indexed by the National Library of Medicine (NLM).
Ebsco
Nursing & Allied Health
Journals and dissertations.
Proquest
ProQuest Research Library
- Multidisciplinary peer revied journals and other periodicals
Proquest
Student Research Center
- Multidisciplinary peer revied journals and other periodicals
Ebsco

History & Ethnic Studies (top)

Academic Search Premier
- Journal access (1975 - present). Unmatched coverage in sciences.
Ebsco
America: History & Life
Journals and books (1995 - present) on prehistory to the present.
Ebsco
Aztlan: Journal of Chicano Studies
Peer reviewed.
UCLA
JSTOR
Multidisciplinary journal archive. [More recent articles are available in ProQuest & Ebsco resources].
Palgrave
Latino Studies Journal
- Peer reviewed journal covering the Latino experience.
Ebsco
MasterFile Premier
Periodicals (1975 - present), reference books, primary source documents, & images.
Ebsco
Military & Government
- Periodicals pertaining to current news.
Ebsco
Nursing & Allied Health
Journals and dissertations.
Proquest
ProQuest Research Library
- Multidisciplinary peer revied journals and other periodicals
Proquest
Salem History
Information on history, people, and worldwide events.
Salem Press

Humanities (Art, Philosophy, etc.) (top)

Academic Search Premier
- Journal access (1975 - present). Unmatched coverage in sciences.
Ebsco
JSTOR
Multidisciplinary journal archive. [More recent articles are available in ProQuest & Ebsco resources].
Palgrave
MasterFile Premier
Periodicals (1975 - present), reference books, primary source documents, & images.
Ebsco
ProQuest Research Library
- Multidisciplinary peer revied journals and other periodicals
Proquest
Religion & Philosophy
Journals on topics such as world religions and philosophy
Ebsco

Newspapers & News Sources (top)

CountryWatch
News and information on countries
CountryWatch
Newsbank
Current & archived newspapers featuring The Daily Democrat and The Davis Enterprise
Newsbank
Newspaper Source Plus- Full text access to 1,000 newspapers. Coming soon: videos and podcasts. Ebsco

Science & Math (top)

Academic Search Premier
- Journal access (1975 - present). Unmatched coverage in sciences.
Ebsco
Biology Journals
- Journals from 1998 - present.
ProQuest
JSTOR
Multidisciplinary journal archive. [More recent articles are available in ProQuest & Ebsco resources].
Palgrave
MasterFile Premier
Periodicals (1975 - present), reference books, primary source documents, & images.
Ebsco
ProQuest Research Library
- Multidisciplinary peer revied journals and other periodicals
Proquest

Social Sciences (Psychology, Sociology, etc) (top)

Academic Search Premier
- Journal access (1975 - present). Unmatched coverage in sciences.
Ebsco
JSTOR
Multidisciplinary journal archive. [More recent articles are available in ProQuest & Ebsco resources].
Palgrave
MasterFile Premier
Periodicals (1975 - present), reference books, primary source documents, & images.
Ebsco
ProQuest Research Library
- Multidisciplinary peer revied journals and other periodicals
Proquest
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences
Journals including anthropology.
Ebsco