Article Databases

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 Allied Health, Nursing & Medicine

 Architecture, Art, Design, & Music

 Business & Statistics

Criminal Justice, Law, Government & Politics


 History & Biography

Language & Literature

 Learning & Literacy

 Philosophy & Religion

 Science & Technology

 Social & Political Sciences

Vocational & Technical Education

Article Databases A-Z


  • Academic Search Premier       Search Tutorial
    Full text for nearly 4,500 academic journals, including 3,600 peer-reviewed titles. Backfiles to 1887 or further are available for some resources.
  • AccessScience       SearchTutorial
    Full-text of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, research updates from The McGraw-Hill Yearbooks of Science and Technology, more than 12,000 illustrations, the latest Science News headlines, biographies, and more.
  • America: History and Life with Full Text 
    Covers the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. With selective selective indexing for 1,700 journals from 1955 to present, this database provides full-text coverage of more than 200 journals and nearly 100 books. 
  • Artemis Literary Sources          Search Tutorial 
    Artemis Literary Sources integrates full-text literary content with metadata and subject indexing and provides workflow tools to analyze information. You can research authors and their works, literary movements and genres. Search across your library's Literature databases to find full text of literary works, journal articles, literature criticism, reviews, biographical information and overviews.
  • Auto Repair Reference Center       Search Tutorial
    Repair Info with step-by-step, repair-oriented information for all areas of your vehicle; Technical Service Bulletins and Recall information; Electrical Wiring Diagrams; Scheduled Maintenance Intervals;  Labor & Time Estimates to determine hours and estimate the cost of the repair; and Advanced Diagnostic  troubleshooting based on symptoms and ODBII codes. 
  • Biography in Context       Search Tutorial
    Authoritative reference content, periodicals and multimedia: search for biographies based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full text. 
  • BIR Entertainment 
    Provides information on about 450,000 music titles and 200,000 DVD/video titles. Search music or videos featuring a favorite artist or performer, or a specific genre. 
  • Book Index with Reviews 
    Provides information on over 5 million book titles, in a wide range of formats. BIR also contains almost 800,000 full-text searchable book reviews from the sources that you trust: Library Journal, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Booklist and others. 
  • Britannica Online       Search Tutorial
    Encyclopaedia Britannica, the Britannica Books of the Year from 1994 to the present, Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, and a directory of selected links. Also, statistics for all countries in World Data Analyst, phrases from famous authors in Notable Quotations, and essays from great thinkers in Gateway to the Classics
  • Business Source Elite 
    Provides full text for over 1,000 business publications. The rich collection of titles in Business Source Elite provides information dating back to 1985. More than 10,100 substantial company profiles from Datamonitor are also included.


  • California Policy Bulletins 
    Reports on key California state policy issues and developments from Sacramento.
  • Career & Technical Education 
    Search vocational and technical periodicals covering all aspects of the Vo/Tech curriculum, including careers and education.
  • CINAHL Plus with Full Text, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature       Search Tutorial 
    750 full text nursing and allied health journals, plus indexing back to 1937 for 3,123 journals. Includes legal cases, clinical innovations, critical paths, drug records, research instruments, and clinical trials.
  • College Source Web 
    Features over 10,500 College catalogs in original page format including 2-year, 4-year, graduate, and professional schools.
  • Congressional Quarterly Encyclopedia of American Government 
    Reference on Congress, the Presidency, the Supreme Court, U.S. Election process, law, and U.S. history.
  • Consumer Health Complete       Search Tutorial
    Consumer-oriented health content designed to support patients' information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. Includes the Clinical Reference System and the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which provides access to up-to-date, concise and clinically relevant drug monographs.
  • Contemporary Literary Criticism Select
    Contemporary Literary Criticism-Select is an extensive collection of critical essays on contemporary authors. Each CLC-Select entry contains a biographical/critical introduction, listing of principal works and sources for further study.
  • CountryWatch 
    Up-to-date news and information on each of the recognized countries of the world.
  • CQ Press Electronic Reference Library
    CQ Weekly, The CQ Researcher, and CQ's Electronic Encyclopedia of American Government.
  • CQ Researcher       Search Tutorial
    Covering the most current and controversial issues of the day.
  • CQ Weekly
    Nonpartisan information on Capitol Hill..
  • Discovering Collection
    In-depth reference content for Literature, History, Biographies, Science, and Social Studies. 


  • eBooks from EBSCOHost       Search Tutorial 
    Access over 3,200 non-fiction eBooks on almost any subject! Full-text electronic versions of print books with links from the table of contents, an embedded dictionary, full-text searching, and the ability to add notes. You can read, search, and download  the full-text of any eBook. 
  • eBooks from Springer
    Over 40,000 titles published from 2010 to current. Includes scholarly books, textbooks, reference works, and book series primarily in the sciences. Springer's eBooks can be view on the computer or mobile devices.
  • EBSCOhost    Search Tutorial
    Over 30 academic, general, multidisciplinary and specialized databases. 
  • Economic Reports         Search Tutorial 
    California statistics and studies on employment, trade, and other regional activities. 
  • eHRAF World Cultures          Search Tutorial
    A cross-cultural database that contains information on all aspects of cultural and social life. The annually-growing Human Relations Areas Files database is unique in that the information is organized into cultures and ethnic groups and the full-text sources are subject-indexed at the paragraph level. 
  • Encyclopaedia Britannica           Search Tutorial
    Along with thousands ofreliable encyclopeia entries, Britannica includes Notable Quotations, essays from great thinkers in Gateway to the Classics, and World Data Analyst
  • ERIC, the Educational Resource Information Center
    Full text, citations, and abstracts from over 1,000 educational and education-related journals plus more than 2,200 digests. 
  • Ethnic NewsWatch
    An interdisciplinary, bilingual (English and Spanish) and comprehensive full text database of newspapers, magazines and journals from ethnic, minority and native presses. 
  • Facts On File Reference Suite
    Includes the Facts On File World News Digest since 1980, Issues and Controversies On File, Issues and Controversies in American History, Today's Science On File, Reuters On-Line News Service
  • Federal Policy Bulletins
    Reporting on key federal public policy issues affecting the state of California. 
  • Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia
    Over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas. 


  • Gale        
    Includes Biography Resource Center; Discovering Collection; Literature Resource Center; Health Reference Center Academic; Health and Wellness Resource Center; Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism Select, Dictionary of Literary Biography, and the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library          Search Tutorials: Search  |   Download
    260 full text, multidisciplinary encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources on art, the environment, business, religion, multicultural studies, science, literature and more. 
  • GreenFILE
    Well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records. 
  • Health and Wellness Resource Center       Search Tutorial
    Magazines, journals, newspapers, definitions, directories, videos, & reference information on health including links to diet, cancer, health assessment sites & government databases. 700+ online videos in English & Spanish. 
  • Health Reference Center: Academic      
    Nursing, allied health, and medicine articles from consumer and professional health periodicals, plus dictionaries, directories, reference books, and pamphlets.
  • Health Source: Consumer Edition
    More than 130 full text consumer health magazines on the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. 
  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
    550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines plus abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 journals. 
  • Issues and Controversies On File 
  • Issues and Controversies in American History 
  • JSTOR Arts & Sciences I, II, & III       Search Tutorial
    397 scholarly journal title archives in the humanities, arts, and social sciences, including archaeology, religion, classics & folklore; African, Latin American, Middle Eastern, & Slavic studies; art & architecture; economics, history, political science, sociology, ecology, mathematics, and statistics. 
  • Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)
    Indexes more than 600 periodicals, plus books, research reports and proceedings on librarianship,online information retrieval, information management and more, back to the mid-1960s. 
  • Literature Resource Center       Search Tutorial
    Includes Twayne's Authors Series and Scribner Writer's Series. Access biographies, bibliographies, reviews, and critical analyses of more than 120,000 authors from every age and literary discipline. 


  • MAS Ultra School Edition
    Full text for nearly 500 popular high school magazines, plus pamphlets, reference books, biographies, primary source documents, photos, maps and flags.
  • MasterFILE Premier
    A general interest database, it includes full text for more than 1,730 general reference materials including reference books, biographies, primary source documents, photos, maps and flags.
    Authoritative abstracts & citations from the National Library of Medicine on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. 
  • Military & Government Collection       Search Tutorial
    Full text & abstracts for nearly 400 titles of current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government.
  • Newsbank
    Full text local, U.S., and World news, including the Chico Enterprise Record and other Northern California papers.
  • Newspaper Source Plus
    Includes more than 860 full-text newspapers, providing more than 35 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 857,000 television and radio news transcripts. 
  • OmniFile Full Text Select       Search Tutorial
    Full-text articles across the disciplines are available from approximately 2,700 publications, many of which are peer-reviewed. 
  • Oxford Art Online 
    Over 45,000 articles and images on every aspect of the visual arts from prehistory to the present day. Includes The Grove Dictionary of Art,  the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, and the Oxford Companion to Western Art
  • Oxford English Dictionary
    The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words— past and present—from across the English-speaking world.
  • Oxford Music Online
    The full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, The Oxford Companion to Music ,The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz.


  • Peace & Conflict: A Journal of Peace Psychology  
  • Primary Search
    Full text back to 1990 for nearly 70 popular magazines for elementary school research, with assigned reading levels (Lexiles). Now includes EBSCO Animals, indexing, abstracts, and full text records describing the nature and habitat of familiar animals.
  • Professional Development Collection
    Designed for professional educators, a specialized collection of 520 high quality education journals (many peer-reviewed), and over 200 educational reports.
  • Proquest Direct       Search Tutorial
    Search journals, magazines and newspapers for information on a broad range of general reference subjects.
  • Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection
    Nearly 400 full text publications, mostly peer-reviewed, covering topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods. 
  • RAND California
    Statistical data from national, California state, county, city, and zip code levels; Includes Online Library, Economic Reports, Federal Policy Bulletins, and California Policy Bulletins.
  • Regional Business News
    Full text coverage of 80 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all U.S. metropolitan and rural areas. 
  • Religion & Philosophy Collection
    Over 300 full text journals, mostly peer-reviewed, provide extensive coverage of world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.


  • SIRS Knowledge Source        Search Tutorial 
    SIRS Researcher, SIRS Government Reporter, SIRS Renaissance, SIRS NetSelect, Today's News, World Almanac
    excerpts, and Maps of the World
  • Teacher Reference Center
    Provides indexing and abstracts for 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators. 
  • Today's Science
    Presents the latest scientific discoveries and the fundamental concepts that underlie them in easy-to-understand language & format.
  • World Data Analyst 
  • World News Digest 
    USA & World news, 1940-present plus Reuters news feed with two-week archive.