All Databases A-Z

Access to databases available to current semester/session Students and Faculty and Staff of LACC.

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Please see the Equally Effective Alternate Access Plan (EEAAP) guide for each of our electronic library databases: EEAAP Guide

Databases A-Z

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Academic OneFile [Gale]
Over 6,500 full-text, peer-reviewed journals plus magazines, books, news, videos, audio files (with transcripts) and more.

Academic Search Complete [EBSCOhost]
Our Library's largest collection of journal articles. More than 7,700 full-text, peer-reviewed journals plus magazines, reports, books, and more.

African American Newspapers [Readex/NewsBank]
Access to more than 350 U.S. newspapers chronicling a century and a half of the African American experience (1827-1998). This unique collection, which includes historically significant papers from more than 35 states, features many rare 19th-century titles.

AHFS Consumer Medication Information [EBSCOhost]
Drug information written in lay language for both English and Spanish speakers.

America: History and Life with Full Text [EBSCOhost]
Covers the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. Includes key journals, state and local history publications, and selected articles from scholarly journals in the social sciences and humanities. In addition to standard search features, this database allows for searching by time period.


Biography [Gale In Context]
Biographies of famous people plus related magazines, academic journal, references, and more.

Business Insights: Global [Gale]
International business intelligence, business profiles, market reports plus magazines, academic journals, and more.

Business Source Elite [EBSCOhost]
A rich full-text collection of business publications plus magazines, academic journals, company profiles, and more.


College [Gale In Context]
This user-friendly portal offers a wide array of reference bookc, magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.

Communication & Mass Media Complete [EBSCOhost]
Journals covering communication, mass media, linguistics, rhetoric, language, logic, and other closely related fields..

Comprehensive and regularly updated reports on every country in the world.

CQ Researcher
In-depth reports on current social problems, featuring comments from experts, lawmakers.


DSM-5 Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition

DSM-5 Handbook on the Cultural Formulation Interview

DSM-5 Handbook of Differential Diagnosis

DSM-5 Clinical Cases

Spanish Edition of the Desk Reference to the Diagnostic Criteria From DSM-5


EBSCO eBooks [EBSCOhost]
Over 186,000 full-text scholarly, reference and professional eBooks from leading university, academic and professional publishers.

Encyclopedia Britannica Online
Encyclopedia Britannica, Merriam-Webster's Dictionary, and more.

Environmental Studies [Gale In Context]
Multimedia coverage of environmental issues, including health care and climate change.

ERIC (Education Resource Information Center) [EBSCOhost]
Educational reports, curricular materials, pamphlets, journal articles and more.

European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750 [EBSCOhost]
Index of European works about the Americas written before 1750.


Films On Demand [Infobase]
Collection of over 22,000 educational videos from PBS, TED, BBC, National Geographic and other renown producers.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia [EBSCOhost]
Over 25,000 encyclopedic articles plus links to newswires.


Gale Business: Entrepreneurship [Gale]
Covers all aspects of starting and operating a business, including business planning, accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, taxes, and more.

Gale eBooks [formerly GVRL, Gale Virtual Reference Library]
Hundreds of subject-specific encyclopedias and dictionaries.

Gale Health and Wellness [Gale]
Medical magazines, academic journals, books, news, and more. Integrated access to medical, statistical, health, and related information from authoritative medical sources.

Gale OneFile: Nursing & Allied Health [Gale]
Research full-text titles cited in CINAHL and other resources to support specialized care, treatment, and patient management.

Gale Power Search [Gale]
Cross-search content from Gale's OneFile periodicals, In Context products, and eBooks, or select specific databases to search across.

Global Issues [Gale In Context]
Updated daily, offers news, global viewpoints, reference materials, country information, primary source documents, videos, statistics, and more.

GreenFILE [EBSCOhost]
Environmental magazines, academic journals, books, news and more.


Health Source - Consumer Edition [EBSCOhost]
Consumer health magazines, pamphlets, e-books and reports.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition [EBSCOhost]
Nursing and allied health journals and professional magazines


Informe Académico [Gale OneFile]
Wide range of full-text Spanish, Portuguese, and bilingual reference materials, scholarly journals and magazines both from and about Latin America.

Issues & Controversies [Infobase]
Public policy issues from a variety of topics, including rights, crime, global issues, government, education, economy, and more. Each issue features an introduction of the topic with sources and easy-to-read pros and cons.


JSTOR [Ithaka]
Academic journals, books, pamphlets, and more. Some dating back to the early 1800s.

Stream movies, documentaries, foreign films, classic cinema, independent films and educational videos.


LACC Collegian
The student voice of Los Angeles City College providing the campus with up-to-date news and events since 1929.

Library, Information Science and Technical Abstracts [EBSCOhost]
Provides cover-to-cover indexing, abstracting and full-text for key library and information science periodicals

Literary Sources [Gale]
Literary articles, critical essays, biographies of authors, topic and work overviews, and more.

Literature Resource Center [Gale]
Literary biographies, critical analyses and literary journal articles.

Los Angeles Times [ProQuest]
(1985 to date)

Los Angeles Times Historical [ProQuest]
(1881 to 1992)


MAS Ultra - School Edition [EBSCOhost]
Popular high school magazines, biographies and reference books.

MasterFILE Complete [EBSCOhost]
This multidisciplinary database provides full text for more than 2,000 general reference publications dating as far back as 1922, more than 1,000 reference books, over 164,400 primary source documents, and collection of over 502,000 photos, maps and flags.

Medline [EBSCOhost]
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, provides information from over 5,400 current biomedical journals.

Military and Government Collection [EBSCOhost]
Magazines and journals for all branches of the military and government.


News [Gale OneFile]
Provides access to more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as leading titles from around the world. It also includes thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts and transcripts.

Newspaper Source Plus [EBSCOhost]
More than 63 million full-text articles from more than 1,500 newspapers, newswires, plus television and radio news transcripts.

Near real-time access to top world-wide news from Associated Press, United Press International, PR Newswire, Xinhua, CNN Wire, and Business Wire.

Nexis Uni [LexisNexis Legal & Professional]
Our largest collection of worldwide newspapers, federal and state codes, court cases, business reports and directories.


Opposing Viewpoints [Gale In Context]
Nearly 20,000 pro/con viewpoint essays on important social issues. Plus references, magazines, journals, statistics and more.


Popular Magazines [Gale OneFile]
Leading magazines popular with public library users. Also includes videos, radio broadcasts (with transcripts) and some journals.

PrepSTEP [EBSCO LearningExpress]
Interactive tutorials and practice tests to prepare for exams such as: GED, SAT, college placement, and occupational licensing.

Primary Search [EBSCOhost]
Easy-to-read magazines and encyclopedic entries. Good for beginning ESL research.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection [EBSCOhost]
Full text coverage of nearly 600 journals and professional magazines.


Readers' Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982 (H.W. Wilson) [EBSCOhost]
Comprehensive indexing of the most popular periodicals published in the United States up to 1982.

Regional Business News [EBSCOhost]
Access full-text content from business newspapers, radio and TV news transcripts, trade publications and magazines.


Science [Gale In Context]
Access full-text, scientific articles from journals and magazines. Plus hundreds of experiments, projects, images and videos.

Scribner Writers Series [Gale]
Comprehensive, scholar-signed essays on the lives and works of significant authors from around the world and from all time periods.

Innovative and intuitive tool for researching quantitative data, statistics, consumer survey results, industry studies, and related information.


Twayne's Authors Series [Gale]
Online content of nearly 600 books with in-depth introductions to the lives and works of prominent American and world writers.

U.S History [Gale In Context]
Historical journals, magazines, reference books, primary source documents, images, videos, maps and more.

U.S. Major Dailies [Proquest]
Provides full-text access to Los Angeles Times (1985-current), New York Times (1980-current), The Wall Street Journal (1984-current), The Washington Post (1987-current), and The Chicago Tribune (1985-current).


Web News [EBSCOhost]
News Harvester provides near real-time access to thousands of top news feeds from around the globe.

World History [Gale In Context]
Historical journals, magazines, reference books, primary source documents, images, videos, maps and more.

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