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Library Databases in Alphabetical Order

These databases are available to all CCC users from Encore, the discovery tool that is part of the library catalog and management system. When off campus a login is required. You may also search individual databases with the links supplied here. This is a work in progress and is subject to change at any time. If the database has full-text articles, it is mentioned in the description. Included are several types of databases: full-text, bibliographic information (i.e. indexes) and abstracts, images, videos, directories; statistics, and some are combinations of these. Since not all the databases are fully indexed within Encore, searches will still need to be done directly from the database search screens.                                  

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Accounts of Chemical Research -- Contains short, concise and critical articles offering easy-to-read overviews of basic research and applications in all areas of chemistry and biochemistry. Not all the articles are full-text.                                      

The African-American Experience  Wide-ranging database collection on African American history and culture from ABC-CLIO Solutions. Includes full-text articles. Also includes access to other databases: Pop Culture Universe, The American Indian Experience, and The Latino American Experience.                                     

AHFS Consumer Medication Information – Database of consumer medication with full-text information.                                     

Alexander Street Press -- Six collections of more than 10,100 videos. See each collection for full descriptions. Collections: American History, Black Studies, Criminal Justice and Public Safety, Health and Society, Nursing Education, and World History.  Click on the collection name or use the "Collections" tab to navigate to the other collections.                                   

The American Indian Experience -- Editor selected full-text articles on the American Indians. From ABC-CLIO Solutions. Includes full-text articles.                                     

American Chemical Society (ACS) Publications -- ACS publishes more than 40 peer-reviewed journals with cutting-edge articles across a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines. This link has an alphabetical listing of all of the publications. Full-text articles.                                      

American Chemical Society Style Guide  -- Style guide for chemists and other scientists to effectively communicate scholarly, scientific information. Full-text of this guide.         

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) -- Full-text of every article ever published by ACM and bibliographic citations from major publishers in computing.         

American History in Video  -- Experience tens of thousands of historical moments in American History. Includes early newsreels, from United Newsreel and Universal Newsreel and award-winning documentaries. From Alexander Street Press.                                     

American National Biography -- Offers biographical portraits of more than 18,700 men & women, whose lives have shaped the nation.   Discontinued as of June 30, 2017.                                 

ARTstor -- Covers many time periods and cultures, and documents the fields of architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, design, anthropology, ethnographic and women studies, as well as many other forms of visual culture. ARTstor has approximately 1 million freely accesible images, videos and documents that do not require a login or subscription. Some features require the user to log in and pay.   <As of Jan. 1, 2018 paid features are not available.  As an alternative try the Art Institute of Chicago or the Metropolitan Museum of New York.>    

Biography Reference Bank (H.W. Wilson) -- Readers will be able to find accurate, up-to-date biographies drawing information from newspaper articles, magazine articles, and books. In the advanced search mode, searches by name, profession, place of origin, gender, ethnicity, birth/death dates, titles of works and keywords may be created. Includes more than 300,000 full-text articles on more than 600,000 individuals. In addition, profiles maintained in this database feature more than 35,000 images, and offer the subject's own views, attitudes, and commentary as well as the commentaries of other journalists and colleagues. Profiles give users the information they want on celebrities, politicians, business people, writers, actors, sports figures, artists, scientists, and many others. Produced by the H.W. Wilson Company. Previously called Current Biography, Current Biography: Illustrated, and Biography Index.

Black Studies in Video
 -- Collection features documentaries, newsreels, interviews and archival footage surveying the evolution of black culture in the United States. From Alexander Street Press.         

Books in Print– Search for books for sale and in print using publisher-verified information on all U.S. books in print. Contains information for in-print, forthcoming books, and books declared out-of-print or out-of-stock since 1979. Bibliographic information only. This database is no longer available.          

Business Insight Essentials  -- Detailed company and industry profiles including SWOT reports, market share reports, and financial reports. From Gale Cengage.       

Business Source Elite -- Provides full-text coverage of scholarly business, management, and economics journals. Includes publications covering topics such as accounting, banking, finance, international business, marketing, and sales. 

CARLI Digital Collections-- Search digital collections from Illinois libraries representing a myriad of special collections including printed and manuscript materials, images, and sound recordings.                                   

CARLI e-books EBL   see ProQuest e-Book Central   
Chicago Tribune (via ProQuest) -- Complete full-text content of local Chicago, regional, national and international news. Coverage 1860 - current.   This link goes to ProQuest.  You need to search for Chicago Tribune in the publications tab.  There are 10 files for the Tribune divided by year and version of the publication.  The database searches the print and/or the online version.    

Child Development & Adolescent Studies -- Source for references to the current and historical literature related to growth and development of children through the age of 21. This is a bibliographic database with references, indexing, and abstracts, no full texts included.                                     

Chronicle of Higher Education – Web edition of the premier publication covering higher education.                                     

CINAHL with Full Text This comprehensive research database provides full text for more than 550 journals and indexing for about 3100 nursing and allied health journals from the CINAHL database. Full coverage dates from 1981 with many other records dating back to 1937. Many current titles have no delay or embargo to reading full text. Click here for a description of differences between versions of CINAHL.                        

Consumer Health Complete -- Full-text consumer-oriented health content, designed to support the information needs of patients, and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. Provides content in all areas of health and wellness.                                     

Consumer Medication Information from AHFS (EBSCO) -- AHFS Consumer Medication Information is a 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 language for consumers. Full-text articles on medications.       

CQ Researcher -- Covers controversial issues of the day with complete summaries. Articles include insights, historical background, biographies, and resources for additional research on many sides of the issues. Reports are written by experienced journalists, footnoted, and professionally fact-checked. This resource includes access to the full text of all articles published since 1983.                                     

Criminal Justice and Public Safety in Video -- Includes documentaries and interviews providing personal field experiences as well as insight into the function and controversies of the justice system. Featuring titles by In the Line of Duty, BBC, and A&E Television. From Alexander Street Press.                                     

Ebsco General List -- List of all Ebsco subscription databases.                           

EBSCO Academic Search Complete– General database of academic journals in the sciences and humanities. Includes full-text articles. Indexing of Ebsco databases is not consistent within the library systems. Please search Ebsco directly.     

EBSCO eBook Collection -- The Library offers access to 148,651 books in all academic disciplines. Books may be read online or downloaded for a short loan period to read offline. All the titles may be searched with the Library catalog using the “Everything” tab. They will not be found with the “In the library” tab. For more information and help click here.  For a direct search using the EBSCO interface click here.       

Education Full Text-- Provides the full text of articles from nearly 530 journals, with full-text coverage dating back to 1996. Additionally, this database includes indexing for nearly 1,025 periodicals dating back to 1983. Originally a product from H.W. Wilson, now part of EBSCO Host.

Education Research Complete -- This is a bibliographic and full-text database covering scholarly research and information relating to all areas of education for professional development for educators and administrators. Includes full-text coverage for more than 1400 titles and indexing for more than 2400 titles.                               

English Language Learner Reference Center -- Also called ELL Reference Center. For those learning English or teaching English as a second language. Includes full-text articles on a wide range of subjects, reference guides, standard, and dictionaries.         

ERIC  -- Education Resource Information Center provides access to more than 1.4 million documents in the education and pedagogy disciplines dating from 1966. There is also a free version of the search engine. Some documents have links to full-text articles. Using this interface allows article retrieval from Ebsco. Not all of the documents are available in full text.      

Film and Television Literature Full Tex-- This resource offers cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for hundreds of publications (and selected coverage of 300), as well as full text for more hundreds of journals and books. In addition, Film & Television Literature Index with full text includes Variety movie reviews from 1914 to present and over 36,300 images from the MPTV Image Archive.                                      

FirstSearch -- A collection of databases from OCLC.                            

Funk and Wagnall’s New World Encyclopedia – A general encyclopedias with more than 250,000 full-text short articles.                                  

Gale Business Insights: Global -- For business researchers who want access to comprehensive data and the tools to analyze and interpret the business information. Includes company and industry information, articles, and statistical data.                             

Gale Databases – General link to all Gale databases in the Library including Global Issues in Context, Opposing Viewpoints, Gale Virtual Reference Library.                 

Gale eBooks  -- A multidisciplinary database of full-text encyclopedias and reference sources for research and ready reference. Enables one search that covers all sources. Subjects include arts, sciences, medicine, and the humanities. Some items are searchable from the CCC Library catalog.  We subscribe to selected titles.

Graphic Novels Core Collection-- This collection highlight librarian-recommended titles for all age levels with descriptive and evaluative annotations, cover art, review excerpts and awards the title has won. Bibliographic data only, no full-text material.                 

GreenFile-- Includes more than 9100 full-text records and indexing for more than 612,000 records. Resources concern the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health, and technology. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling and more.                        

HarpWeek Also called Harper's Historical Archive –. Full-text access to Harper's Weekly: 1857-1912.                           

Health and Society in Video -- Includes more than 562 videos that define and explore today’s latest medical progress in health and wellness issues and their impact on society.                       

Health Source - Consumer Edition  -- This database provides full-text access to nearly 80 consumer health magazines, including American Fitness, Better Nutrition, Harvard Health Letter, Men's Health, Muscle & Fitness, Prevention, and Vegetarian Times. Also included in this database are searchable, full text for current health-related pamphlets and more than 100 full-text health reference books.                 

Health Source - Nursing/Academic Edition -- This database provides over 500 scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. In addition, 829 journals are indexed.                 

Historical Statistics of the United States -- The standard source for quantitative indicators of American history. This is a statistical database with tables and charts.                 

Illinois Sanborn Maps -- This collection contains maps only from Illinois for the period of 1867 – 1970. For more information about the history of Sanborn fire insurance, maps visit the Library of Congress website "Introduction to the Sanborn Map Collection."                                  

Journal of the American Chemical Society-- Provides articles based on research essential to chemistry and related fields. Indexing from 1879; full text from about 2000                  

Journal of Chemical Education-- JCE addresses chemical content, activities, laboratory experiments, instructional methods, and pedagogies, aimed at the teaching and learning of chemistry. Indexing from 1921; full text from about 2000.                  

Journal of Natural Products – Publishes full-text papers that make contributions to the field of natural products research. Articles may relate to the chemistry, biology and/or biochemistry of naturally occurring compounds.

JSTOR. Arts & Sciences -- Provides image and full-text online access to back issues of selected scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences.                

The Latino American Experience -- Editor selected articles on the Latino American experience. From ABC-CLIO Solutions.                  

Library, Information Science, and Technology Abstracts (LISTA) -- Indexes more than 755 journals; plus books, research reports, and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage extends back to the mid-1960s. Not a full-text database.               

Literature Resource Center (LRC) -- Editor selected full-text articles, critical essays, biographies, reviews and other works from scholarly journals and literary magazines to provide a wealth of information concerning authors, their works, and literary movements.                  

MAS Ultra– School Edition provides full text for tens of thousands of biographies and primary source documents, hundreds of reference books (including the Columbia Encyclopedia and the CIA World Fact Book), an Image Collection containing photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and expanded full-text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.                    

MasterFile Premier -- Database of 2684 popular periodicals of which 1958 are available in full text. While aimed at public library users, about 30% are peer-reviewed.              

MathSciNet -- Bibliographic database offering access to an easily searchable database of reviews, abstracts and bibliographic information for mathematical sciences literature. No full text.                         

Military and Government Collection -- Offers current news from magazines, trade publications, academic journals and other content pertinent to the information of all branches of the military and government. Some publications are full text and some indexed only.                  

Nature(coverage 2010-current) -- Nature Publishing Group (NPG) is a publisher of high impact scientific and medical information in print and online. NPG publishes journals, online databases, and services across the life, clinical, physical, chemical, and applied sciences.               

Newspaper Source -- Database with cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 national (U.S.) and international newspapers with selective full text of more than 330 regional US newspapers.          

Nursing Education in Video -- Includes 355 videos selected specifically for the education and training of nurses, nursing assistants, and other healthcare workers. From Alexander Street Press.         

Opposing Viewpoints in Context -- Covers hottest social issues, such as offshore drilling, climate change, health care, and immigration. Has full text, editor-selected articles. Helps students research, analyze and organize a broad variety of information for conducting research, completing writing assignments, preparing for debates, creating presentations and more. If you need a topic for your paper, choose the "Browse issues" tab. Automatically scales screen for any device.         

Oxford Islamic Studies -- Gathers the best current scholarship in the field and promotes accurate and informed understanding of the Islamic world. This is a bibliographic resource only. We don’t have access to the content.          

Pop Culture Universe -- Full-text articles arranged by decade on pop culture from ABC-CLIO Solutions. See also The African-American Experience.         

Primary Search  -- Containing full-text for more than 80 of the most popular elementary school magazines.         

Project Muse – Database of the social science and humanities. Includes full-text articles, e-books, and individual chapters.      

EBL via CARLI e-books – see ProQuest e-book Central

ProQuest Databases and Newspapers -- Collection of 1895 full-text newspapers including the full text of the Chicago Tribune from 1849.              

ProQuest e-Book Central  – About 4,000 full-text books are available on a wide range of academic subjects. Patrons will need to select City Colleges of Chicago and then create a personal account. Books may be read offline with Adobe Digital Editions.     Formerly called: EBL via CARLI e-books.


Professional Development Collection -- Full text of more than 500 educational journals.        

Psychology and Behavioral Science Collection -- Provides access to 540 full-text journals with particularly strong coverage in child and adolescent psychology and areas of counseling.   Discontinued as of June 30, 2017. 

Regional Business News --This resource provides full-text business publications coverage for the United States and Canada. Resources include newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, trade publications, magazines, and newswires, with full-text content coverage starts with 1990.                        

Sage e-Reference Books  -- Collection has more than 4000 books in the social science areas of: business, management, counseling, criminology, education, geography, health, media, communication, politics, international relations, psychology, and sociology. Bibliographic searches only.               

Saskia Art Images -- 32,111 digital images of architecture, paintings, and sculpture, focusing on images for the teaching of the history of art. Images from many important European and American collections and European and Middle Eastern archaeological sites are included.               

Scientific American Avaiiable from Ebsco (bibliographic coverage 1984-current; full text 2007- current) – General science journal from NPG publications.      

Scientific and Medical Art Imagebase (SMART) -- Collection of more than 20,000 medical illustrations, videos, interactive tools, and monographs of anatomy, physiology, embryology, surgery, trauma, pathology, diseases, conditions and other topics. Also called SMART Imagebase.       

Springer Medical eBooks – Collection of about 2600 full-text medical e-books published by Springer from 2005-2011. These may be read online or downloaded. Some titles are in the library catalog and may be searched just like a print title. If the catalog link does not allow full access, use this link.         

Teacher Reference Center – Provides indexing and abstracts for 280 peer-reviewed journals.        

Testing & Education Reference Center-- Resources for entrance exams, and licensing exams, and scholarships. Includes prep books and practice tests. You will have to register to be able to read books and save test results.                      

US Government Publications (via First Search) See FirstSearch     

Women and Social Movements-- A resource for students and scholars of U.S. women's history. Organized around the history of women in social movements in the U.S. between 1600 and 2000. This curated collection included 4,450 documents and more than 155,000 pages of additional full-text documents, written by 2,300 primary authors.         

World History in Video-- Includes 1239 videos of critically acclaimed documentaries that allow students and researchers to explore human history from the earliest civilizations to the late twentieth century. The video content is global in scope, covering Africa and the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Oceania. From Alexander Street Press.         


Last edited March 26, 2020