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You can access the below databases from off-campus with a username (your last name) and password (student id number). Your student id number can be found underneath the barcode on your student id.  Do NOT use your Passport username and password. Only students registered for the current session will have access to the databases from off-campus.
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For quick encyclopedic information please consider starting your search with: CREDO REFERENCE

For most comprehensive, interdisciplinary resources please consider starting your search with: EBSCO’s Academic Search Complete


Academic Search Complete (Ebsco) :  Includes full text articles from peer-reviewed journals, magazines, and news sources with full text journal coverage for nearly all academic areas of study.

AHFS Consumer Medication Information (Ebsco) : Is a trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information, available in both English and Spanish, and is published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists—long recognized as an authority on educating patients about drug use and safety.

Alexander Street Music Online : Searches all our music-related subscriptions from Alexander Street Press, including: American Song, Classical Music Library, Classical Music in Video, Jazz Music Library, Popular Music Library, Smithsonian Global Sound.  ** Currently access is limited to on campus, the library is currently working on providing remote access to the database.

Alt HealthWatch (Ebsco): focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers libraries full text articles for more than 180 international, and often peer-reviewed journals and reports. In addition, there are hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts.

America: History and Life  (Ebsco): database of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present.

Artstor :  a digital library of nearly one million images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes.

Auto Repair Reference Center (Ebsco) : This database contains do-it-yourself repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. New repair procedures, TSBs and updates are added to the product on a regular basis. All of the content has been created by ASE certified technicians.

BIR Entertainment (Ebsco): Provides information on about 450,000 music titles and 200,000 DVD/video titles.

Book Index with Reviews (Ebsco): Provides information on over 5 million book titles, in a wide range of formats. BIR also contains almost 800,000 book reviews.

Business Source Complete (Ebsco) : is the world’s definitive scholarly business database, providing the leading collection of bibliographic and full text content. As part of the comprehensive coverage offered by this database, indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals back as far as 1886 are included. In addition, searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,300 journals.To access special interface click on “Business Source Complete on the Business Searching Interface” after clicking here.

Communication & Mass Media Complete(Ebsco):  incorporates the content of CommSearch and Mass Media Articles Index along with numerous other journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study. CMMC offers cover-to-cover (“core”) indexing and abstracts for more than 460 journals, and selected (“priority”) coverage of nearly 200 more, for a combined coverage of more than 660 titles. Furthermore, this database includes full text for 350 journals.

Consumer Health Complete (Ebsco): a comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. Provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.

CountryWatch : Provides full text up-to-date news and information on 192 countries of the world. It features current and in-depth cultural, political, economic, corporate, environmental, and other education-related issues through journal articles, newspapers, speeches, conference proceeding, research, and etc.

Credo Reference : Online access to over 300 reference books.

eBook Academic Collection :  Provides digital full-text access to over 118,000 multidisciplinary eBook titles representing a broad range of academic subject matter.

eBook Collection : Provides access to full-text scholarly, reference and professional eBooks from leading university, academic and professional publishers. These eBooks are digital versions of print books from a broad range of subject areas and topics.


English Language Learner Reference Center : This multi-purpose information resource is designed for anyone that is new to the English language. Content covers a wide range of subject areas–including Science, Math, History, Civics, Life Skills and Literature–and is written using vocabulary and simplified structure helpful to non-native speakers.

ERIC (Ebsco): the Educational Resource Information Center, contains more than 1,243,000 records and links to more than 224,000 full-text documents from ERIC.

Ethnic NewsWatch : Covers current issues and events discussed from the viewpoints and perspectives of various ethnic groups and races. Includes full text access to magazines, newspapers, and research journals not in other databases.  For a guide to using this and other Proquest databases click here PROQUEST : Getting Started.

European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750 (Ebsco): Bibliographic database contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (Ebsco): Provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

GreenFILE (Ebsco):  offers 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 Source – Consumer Edition (Ebsco): Provides  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. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition also features 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): offers full text from more than 2,400 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover to cover full text for more than 130 leading history periodicals, more than 61,100 historical documents, 66,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 110,200 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.

JSTOR includes core journals in economics, history, political science, and sociology, as well as in other key fields in the humanities and social sciences. This collection also contains titles in ecology, mathematics, and statistics.

LexisNexis  Provides access to more than 10,000 of the most credible business, legal, and news sources available in a single location.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts : Indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings.

MagillOnLiterature (Ebsco) : is a source for editorially reviewed critical analyses and brief plot summaries of the most studied works in the history of literature. Thousands of writers of fiction, poetry, drama, and essays are featured.

MAS Ultra – School Edition (Ebsco):  this database contains full text for more than 500 popular, high school magazines, also provides more than 360 full text reference books, 85,670 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 341,655 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and expanded full text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.

MasterFILE Premier (Ebsco): this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,750 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also includes nearly 500 full text reference books, full text from 86,017 biographies, 105,786 full text primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 341,655 photos, maps and flags.

MEDLINE (Ebsco): provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals.

Military & Government Collection (Ebsco): Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, this database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals, and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of those sites. The Military & Government Collection provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals and indexing and abstracts for nearly 400 titles.

Newspaper Source Plus : Includes more than 700 full-text newspapers, providing more than 33 million full-text articles. The database contains comprehensive full text for major newspapers such as New York Times (from January 1985 to present), Christian Science Monitor, Irish Times (Ireland), San Francisco Chronicle, The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), The Times (UK), Toronto Star, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times (DC), and others.

Newswires (Ebsco) : Associated Press Newswire (formerly AP NewsMonitor collection) is a full-text database that contains harvested news from the Associated Press. It provides near real-time access to top world-wide news from Associated Press on a continuous basis. This collection includes AP Top News, WorldStream, Financial News, AP Online, U.S. Politics & Government and 50 State Reports. The index to the full text content in AP News is held for a rolling 30-day archive by EBSCO.

Points of View Reference Center (Ebsco): designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects. Students can use Points of View as a guide to debate, developing arguments, writing position papers, and for development of critical thinking skills. Each Points of View Essay includes a series of questions and additional material to generate further thought. Also included are thousands of supporting articles from the world’s top political and societal publications.

Political Science Complete : provides full text for more than 520 journals, along with over 340 full-text reference books and monographs, and over 36,000 full-text conference papers, including those of the International Political Science Association.

Primary Search (Ebsco): provides full text for more than 70 popular, magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990.

Professional Development Collection (Ebsco): Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection (Ebsco): a comprehensive database covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods. This is the world’s largest full text psychology database offering full text coverage for nearly 600 journals.

Regional Business News (Ebsco): provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

Religion and Philosophy Collection (Ebsco): provides extensive coverage of such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy. Religion & Philosophy Collection offers nearly 300 full text journals, including more than 250 peer-reviewed titles

Science Reference Center: A comprehensive research database that provides access to  full-text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources.  Topics covered include biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.

SIRS Researcher: A general reference database containing thousands of full-text articles exploring social, scientific, historic, economic, political, and global issues. Articles are selected from domestic and international newspapers, magazines, journals and government publications. For a quickstart guide to this database click here: SIRS RESEARCHER QUICKSTART GUIDE .

SpringerLink Ebooks : Full text access to over 23,700 books in computer science, mathemetics, physics and medicine.   ** Currently access is limited to on campus, the library is currently working on providing remote access to the database and on adding these titles to the library catalog.

Student Research Center : visual interface which includes Academic Search Premier, Newspaper Source Plus, Health Source: Consumer Edition, MAS Ultra, ERIC, and Professional Development Collection.

Vocational and Career Collection (Ebsco): designed for vocational and technical libraries servicing high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and the general public. This collection provides full text coverage for more than 350

Find Articles @ the Berkeley Public Library: In addition to the databases provided by BCC, with  a Berkeley Public Library card you have access to many additional online resources: For information on obtaining a Berkeley Public Library card please click on the following link: