Subscription Databases

Subscription Databases

Don’t know how to use a database?

  • Simply click the link, select the database or databases you want to search (you can choose one, more than one, or all of them), click Continue, and begin searching by typing your search terms in the search bar. You can narrow your results by using the filters on the left side of your results page.

Don’t know which database is right for you?


EBSCO HostEbsco Host

EBSCO Host is a database vendor through which the HCC Library has subscribed to 20 individual databases, including Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, the Science Reference Center, and others, that can be searched simultaneously through EBSCO Host. Students seeking information related to history, science, health-care, business, language arts, and other key study areas will find these databases useful.

Featured databases:

  • Academic Search Premier – As the largest, most comprehensive database HCC has access to, providing full text access to more than 4,600 journals in a wide variety of disciplines, this database is the library’s top recommendation for students’ research needs.
  • CINAHL Plus (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) – Key for the research needs of students enrolled or interested in HCC’s Nursing Program, CINAHL provides access to the top nursing and allied health literature available, covering a wide range of topics including nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines. In addition, CINAHL provides access to health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, audiovisuals and book chapters.

GaleGale

Gale is a database vendor through which the HCC Library has subscribed to 14 individual databases powered by InfoTrac, including Student Resources in Context, Expanded Academic ASAP, and others, that can be searched simultaneously through Gale. Students seeking information related to history, science, health-care, business, language arts, and other key study areas will find these databases useful.

Featured databases:

  • Student Resources in Context – This database offers cross-curricular content presented in the way most useful for students, providing stellar support for papers, projects, and presentations while reinforcing the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills, communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation. The browsing feature makes this database particularly useful to students who are looking to select a research topic.
  • Opposing Viewpoints – As the premier online resource covering today’s hottest social issues, this database is the library’s number one recommendation for research on current events and controversial issues in areas related to science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Its informed, differing views present each side of an issue and help students develop information literacy, critical thinking skills, and the confidence to draw their own valid conclusions.

ProQuestProQuest

ProQuest is a database vendor through which the HCC Library has subscribed to seven different newspaper databases that provide quick, online access to specific newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and Wall Street Journal. Students seeking historical information and resources related to current events will find these databases useful.

Featured database:

  • ProQuest NewsStand – Unlike the other ProQuest newspaper databases, this database indexes multiple newspapers rather than one specific publication, providing access to historical and current editions of a variety of local, regional, national, and international newspapers.

ELM ResourcesELM Resources

Electronic Library of Minnesota this database collection includes approximately 50 databases provided by different vendors on a variety of topics. Many of these databases are also available through their vendors, EbscoHost, Gale, and ProQuest, but other databases are supplied by different vendors not subscribed to by the HCC Library. While an excellent collection of resources, students wishing to search multiple databases simultaneously may wish to use either EBSCO or Gale.


Learning Express LibraryLearning Express Library

While not a database in the traditional sense, this resource provides a collection of homework tutorials, practice sets, and textbooks, divided into four subject areas: Math, Reading, Grammar and Writing, and Science. Additionally, a collection of test-prep materials provides access to practice tests and test-prep books for a wide variety of exams, including college placement exams and graduate level exams.


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