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Most materials in the Luria Library subscription databases are from print sources that have been made available online. To use the subscription databases, you must be a member of the SBCC community. You will need your Pipeline account information to access databases from off-campus. When off-campus, you should see a login screen that looks like this at the start of each session.

Database Descriptions

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Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)
This database provides full text for more than 8,500 periodicals (magazines, newspapers, and scholarly journals), including full text for nearly 7,300 peer-reviewed titles, in all subject areas. The database includes PDF content going back as far as 1887. Searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,400 journals.

AHFS Consumer Medication Information (EBSCO)
Provides patient drug information, available in both English and Spanish, published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Includes information for more than a thousand drugs written in language for the general public. Content is updated monthly.

Alexander Street Press Videos (Alexander Street)
Provides online access to nearly 43,000 academic videos (over 20,000 hours) in a wide range of subjects and disciplines, including: anthropology; the arts; business; education; engineering; environmental studies; ethnic studies; health; history; LGBT studies; psychology; and news. The database also includes over three thousand books and documents, and a dozen albums.

Alt HealthWatch (EBSCO)
Provides articles covering many perspectives on complementary, alternative, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. Includes full text articles for more than 180 journals and reports, many of which are peer-reviewed. In addition, there are hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts. Includes abstracts of articles going back as far as 1984, and full text going back as far as 1990.

America: History and Life with Full Text (EBSCO)
Covers the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. Provides full-text coverage of more than 200 periodicals (magazines, newspapers, and scholarly journals) and nearly 100 books, and selective indexing for 1,700 periodicals from 1955 to the present.

AP NewsMonitor Collection (EBSCO)
Provides near real-time access to top world-wide news from Associated Press on a continuous basis. Includes AP Top News, WorldStream, Financial News, AP Online, U.S. Politics & Government and 50 State Reports. Immediate access to linked full text. The index to the full text content in AP News is held for a rolling 30-day archive, providing 30 days of news relating to your search interests.

Artemis (Gale) Provides access to Literature Resource Center, Literature Criticism Online (which includes Contemporary Literary Criticism, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Short Story Criticism, and Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism), and Scribner Writers Series in a single research environment. Includes primary sources, critical articles, literary and cultural analysis, and biographies.

Artstor (Artstor)
A digital library of more than one million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences with a suite of software tools for teaching and research. The collections include contributions from international museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and artists.

AutoMate (EBSCO)
AutoMate provides up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls.


Business Source Premier (EBSCO)
Provides abstracts and full text articles from periodicals (journals, magazines, and newspapers), in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. Includes full text for more than 2,300 journals, including more than 1,100 peer-reviewed titles. Other full text content includes: company profiles for the world’s 10,000 largest companies; country reports; industry profiles; market research reports; case studies; SWOT analyses; and books. Full text content dates back as far as 1886. Searchable cited references date back to 1998.


CHOICE Reviews Online (ALA)
A premier source for reviews of academic books, electronic media, and Internet resources of interest to those in higher education. Each year Choice publishes more than 7,000 reviews.

CINAHL Plus with Full Text (EBSCO)
Comprehensive nursing and allied health research database, covering nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines. Provides full text for more than 770 journals and more than 275 books/monographs, and indexing for more than 4,600 journals. Contains more than 2.8 million records dating back to 1981, with full-text coverage dating back to 1937. Also offers access to health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, educational software, audiovisuals, and book chapters. Searchable cited references for more than 1,350 journals are also included.

Communication and Mass Media Complete (EBSCO)
Provides full-text articles from over 450 journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study. Also provides cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for more than 570 journals, and selected coverage of nearly 200 more. Many major journals have indexing, abstracts, PDFs and searchable cited references from their first issues to the present (dating as far back as 1915). Includes over 5,400 Author Profiles, providing biographical data and bibliographic information for the most frequently searched for authors in the database.

CQ Researcher Online (Sage)
An excellent source of pro/con information, containing single-themed reports on issues in the news. Provides in-depth, unbiased coverage of both sides of controversial issues related to health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Each 12,000-word report includes: an introductory overview; background and chronology on the topic; an assessment of the current situation; tables and maps; pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions; and bibliographies of key sources. Offers access to CQ Researcher reports dating back to 1991, and access to CQ Global Researcher articles, which provide in-depth coverage of global affairs from a number of international viewpoints.

Credo Reference (Credo Reference)
Contains the full text of nearly 800 encyclopedias, dictionaries, bilingual dictionaries, and other reference books covering all major subject areas. Thousands of Topics Pages provide articles from different reference sources, arranged by subject. Includes “gadgets” for finding images, definitions, people, pronunciations, quotations, and measurement conversations, as well as a concept map feature for help identifying keywords and broadening or narrowing a topic. Additional features include videos, maps, and animations.

Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text (EBSCO)
Includes full text and bibliographic records of leading journals in the criminal justice and criminology field, with more than 320 full-text magazines and journals. Covering a wide range of topics, it is an essential collection for students and scholars researching criminal justice and criminology. Subjects include corrections and prisons, criminal investigations, forensic sciences and investigation, substance abuse and addiction, probation and parole.


eBook Collection (EBSCO)
A collection of over 22,000 electronic books, in all subject areas, selected for the Luria Library collection. Books can be searched either through this database, or through the library catalog (the “books” tab on the homepage).

Ebook Central College Complete (ProQuest)
Provides unlimited access to more than 40,000 ebooks in a range of subject areas, including: business; computer science; career guidance; vocational education; liberal arts; and health.

Comprehensive education database, providing access to education literature and resources, including hundreds of scholarly education journals. Contains more than 1.3 million records and links to more than 323,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966.

Ethnic NewsWatch (ProQuest)
Included are journals, magazines, and newspapers from ethnic and minority presses. The current collection, Ethnic NewsWatch™, covers 1990-present, and the historical collection, Ethnic NewsWatch: A History™, spans 1959-1989. Ethnicities include: African American/Caribbean/African; Arab/Middle Eastern; Asian/Pacific Islander; European/Eastern European; Hispanic; Jewish; Native People.

European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750 (EBSCO)
Comprehensive index (no full text) of European works that relate to the Americas. Contains more than 32,000 entries describing printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. Created from the bibliography “European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed In Europe Relating to The Americas, 1493-1750.”


Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (EBSCO)
Provides over 25,000 encyclopedia entries covering a range of topics. Contains various images, offers brief biographies as well as information in a variety of subject areas.


Gale Virtual Reference Library (Gale)
Contains the full text of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources. Subjects covered include arts, biography, business, education, environment, history, law, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, government and political science, religion, science, and social sciences.

GenderWatch (ProQuest)
This is a database of unique and diverse publications that focus on how gender impacts a broad spectrum of subject areas. With its archival material, dating back to 1970 in some cases, GenderWatch is a repository of important historical perspectives on the evolution of the women’s movement, men’s studies, the transgendered community and the changes in gender roles over the years. Publications include scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, regional publications, books and NGO, government and special reports.

A collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles covering all aspects of human impact to the environment, including content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.


Health Resources (EBSCO)
Searches the following EBSCOhost health, nursing, and medicine databases at once: Alt HealthWatch; CINAHL Plus with Full Text; Health Source – Consumer Edition; Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition; and MEDLINE.

Health Source – Consumer Edition (EBSCO)
Contains nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines, providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (EBSCO)
Provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Also includes the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.

History Reference Center (EBSCO)
Covers all time periods of U.S. and World History. Provides full text from more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, and cover to cover full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals (magazines, newspapers, and scholarly journals). Includes primary source material such as historical documents, photos, and maps. Also includes biographies of historical figures, and more than 80 hours of historical video.


InfoTrac Educators Collection (Gale)
Provides abstracts and full text articles from almost 300 magazines, scholarly journals, and newspapers, in the fields of education, technology, library science, coaching, and parenting.


Contains articles from hundreds of scholarly journals covering a wide range of subjects in the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Full text articles are available, from the first issue (sometimes going back over 100 years) until five years ago. Note: The Luria Library subscription includes three of JSTOR’s collections: Arts & Sciences II; Arts & Sciences III; and Life Sciences; and the following individual journals: Asian Survey; Film Quarterly; Mathematics Magazine; Nineteenth-Century Literature; and The Western Historical Quarterly.


Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (EBSCO)
Provides information about articles in librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, and information management, published as far back as the mid-1960s. Indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals, plus books, research reports and proceedings.

Literature Criticism Online (Gale)
Contains literary criticism of fiction, short stories, and dramas from the nineteenth century to the present. Provides online access to Contemporary Literary Criticism, Short Story Criticism, Nineteenth Century Literary Criticism, and Twentieth Century Literary Criticism, which include author overviews, work overviews, and literary criticism originally published in scholarly journals. Note: This database does not cover poetry. For poetry criticism, go to Literature Resource Center or Literature Resources from Gale.

Literature Resource Center (Gale)
Provides information about authors and their works. Covers more than 130,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalist, and other writers, in all genres and disciplines, from all time periods and all parts of the world. Provides full text biographical information, work overviews, literary criticism, and reviews.

Literature Resources from Gale (Gale)
Searches Literature Resource Center, and books related to literature from the Gale Virtual Reference Library. Provides information about authors and their works, literary movements and genres. Includes full text of literary works, journal articles, literature criticism, reviews, biographical information and overviews.

Los Angeles Times (ProQuest)
Provides the full text of articles from the Los Angeles Times from 1988 to the present.


MagillOnLiterature Plus (EBSCO)
Contains information about literary works and authors. Provides editorially reviewed critical essays, brief plot summaries, extended character profiles, and detailed setting discussions covering works by more than 8,500 long and short fiction writers, poets, dramatists, essayists, and philosophers. Includes biographical essays and lists of authors’ principal works. Also includes a glossary of literary terms. In addition, 378 overview essays provide details about important literary genres, time periods, and national literatures.

MAS Ultra – School Edition (EBSCO)
A good source for advanced ESL (English as a Second Language) students. Contains full text for nearly 500 popular, high school magazines in a wide range of subject areas. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for 85,670 biographies and over 107,000 primary source documents. Also includes more than 360 full text reference books, 85,670 biographies, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps and flags, color PDFs and expanded full text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.

MasterFILE Complete (EBSCO)
This database includes the full text of nearly 2,400 periodicals (magazines, newspapers, and scholarly journals), over 850 reference books, and more than 100,000 primary source documents in all subject areas, with content dating back to 1917. It also includes more than 1.5 million photos, maps, and flags.

Includes citations and abstracts for journal articles in medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and the pre-clinical sciences. Some full text articles are available. Created by the National Library of Medicine.

Military & Government Collection (EBSCO)
Provides news pertaining to all branches of the military and government. Includes periodicals (magazines, newspapers, and scholarly journals), and other content, including cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 periodicals, and indexing and abstracts for more than 400 titles.

Morningstar Investment Research Center
Morningstar is a leading provider of independent investment research to investors around the world. Morningstar provides a series of comprehensive databases on many types of investments, focusing on investment vehicles that are widely used by investors globally.


Newspaper Source Plus (EBSCO)
Provides the full text of more than 63 million full-text articles from more than 1,210 newspapers, more than 130 newswires, and nearly 50 news magazines. Newspapers include: Christian Science Monitor; The Times (UK); USA Today; and The Washington Post. Newswires include: AP (Associated Press); CNN Wire; PR Wire; UPI (United Press International); and Xinhua (China). Also provides more than 1.4 million TV & Radio News Transcripts from sources such as: ABC News; CBS News; CNBC; CNN and CNN International; FOX News; MSNBC; National Public Radio; and PBS.

Nexis Uni (LexisNexis)
Provides the full text of more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources. News sources include: current and back issues of local, regional, national, and international newspapers; television and radio broadcast transcripts; newswires; and blogs. Business sources include: information on more than 80 million U.S. and international companies and more than 75 million executives. Legal sources include: law reviews and journals; and the Shepard’s® Citations Service for all federal and state court cases and statutes back to 1789, including U.S. Supreme Court decisions back to 1790.


Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Gale)
An excellent source of pro/con information, providing opinions and other information on hundreds of today’s hottest social issues. Includes 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.


Provides a wide variety of resources to prepare for work and school, including: GED, placement test, and entrance exam preparation; self-guided skill building for math, science, English and computer use; college success resources; self-paced learning tools for job and internship searches, resume and cover letter writing, and interviewing; and many other tools for preparation for a wide variety of careers and workforce readiness.

Primary Search (EBSCO)
A good source for ESL (English as a Second Language) students. Provides full text for more than 70 popular magazines for elementary school research, as well as a collection of photos, maps, and flags. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text information dates as far back as 1990.

Project MUSE (Project MUSE)
Provides complete, full-text versions of scholarly journals in subject areas such as: ethnic studies; art and architecture; literature; education; film; theatre and performing arts; history; language; medicine and health; philosophy; religion; science, technology, and math; social sciences; and gender and sexuality. Contains over 525 journals, 335 of which are full text. An good source of scholarly articles for advanced literary criticism.

Contains more than 153,000 full text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles from nearly 80 journals published by the American Psychological Association (APA) and related organizations. Includes all journal articles, book reviews, letters to the editor, and errata from each journal. Coverage spans 1894 to the present and nearly all APA journals go back to the first issue.

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection (EBSCO)
Includes nearly 560 full text publications, some dating back as far as 1965, covering topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry and psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods. In addition to the full text, indexing and abstracts are provided for all journals in the collection.


RAND California Statistics
Contains nearly 200 Social Science databases covering all 50 U.S. states, plus about 80 detailed databases on California. Includes data about: population and demographics; health care; business and economics; criminal justice; employment; wealth and poverty; energy and environment; education; human services; transportation; and federal, state, and local government.

Regional Business News (EBSCO)
Provides full text articles from more than 80 regional business publications, covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.


Science Full Text Select (H.W. Wilson) (EBSCO)
Provides full text for more than 400 journals dating as far back as 1994. Subject coverage includes agriculture & agricultural research, atmospheric science, biochemistry, biology, biotechnology, botany, chemistry, environmental science, geology, marine biology microbiology, physics and much more.

Scribner Writers Series (Gale)
Provides access to a series of reference books offering original, comprehensive, scholar-signed essays on the lives and works of more than 1,400 authors from around the world and all time periods. Combines content from four series: American Writers Collection, British Writers Collection, European Writers Collection, and World and Genre Writers Collection.


US Newsstream (ProQuest)
Provides full-text access to current U.S. news content from newspapers, newswires, blogs, and news sites. Archives dating back to the 1980s are also included. Specific titles include: New York Times; Los Angeles Times; Wall Street Journal; Christian Science Monitor; Washington Post; and USA Today, as well as hundreds of local and regional newspapers.


Vocational & Career Collection (EBSCO)
Provides full text coverage for nearly 340 trade and industry-related periodicals (magazines, newspapers, and scholarly journals) in a variety of occupational fields. In addition to the full text, indexing and abstracts are provided for over 600 journals. Full text information dates as far back as 1985.


Web News (EBSCO)
EBSCO’s News Harvester provides near real-time access to thousands of top news feeds from around the globe. These feeds are monitored by EBSCO and relevant results are provided when users enter searches in EBSCOhost. This collection includes over 5,000 feeds across a range of business and general news topics.