Getting Started  Academic
Databases A-Z
Free and Public
Find Journals by Name  Alphabetical Title List   Title List by Subject  
Choose a Search Option

Alphabetical Listing of Databases  

Note: Off campus access is only available to Shasta College students and employees, all others are asked to visit the Shasta Public Library, which maintains additional database resources. Off campus users must enter a library card number for authentication. On campus includes HSUC and distance sites.

Database Title

Help tutorialsgetacro  

Academic Search Premier  

Having trouble logging on? CLICK HERE

Help text
Help video 
This scholarly collection of more than 8,200 publications offers information in nearly every area of academic study, many in full text. Updated daily.


ABC-Clio eBooks  

Help text
A digital collection with over 6,000 texts including encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and guides.


America, History and Life  

Having trouble logging on? CLICK HERE

Database of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. With selective indexing for over 1,700 journals from 1955 to present. Also includes citations and links to book and media reviews.


Americas Newspapers  

The complete electronic record of more than 600+ full-text newspapers including statistics, quotes, facts, analysis, historical perspectives, obituaries and more. An easy to use map-based interface allows flexible searching by newspaper, state, and region.



Help text
A collection of art images and descriptive information of over 700,000 items as well as software tools to search and store images from the collection for research and/or teaching. Cookies must be enabled to use all of the tools.


Auto Repair Reference Center  

Having trouble logging on? CLICK HERE

A comprehensive collection of automobile repair reference information. ARRC contains information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles including more than 37,000 vehicles covered from 1945 to present, millions of drawings and step-by-step photographs, approximately 110,000 technical service bulletins & recalls issued by the original equipment vehicle manufacturer, over 180,000 wiring diagrams, specifications & maintenance schedules, Labor Time Guide & Estimator, AutoIQ, Quick Tips (a complete guide to vehicle ownership & maintenance), diagnostic information, and much more. New repair procedures, TSBs and updates are continually added. All of the content has been created by ASE certified technicians.

BIR Entertainment  

Having trouble logging on?  CLICK HERE


This database provides information on about 450,000 music titles and over 200,000 DVD/video titles with more being added regularly. With BIR Entertainment, users can find music or videos featuring a favorite artist or performer, or specific genre.


Book Index with Reviews  

Having trouble logging on?  CLICK HERE


A comprehensive database that provides information on over 5 million popular and classic book titles in a wide range of formats, including large print, books on tape, etc. Fiction and non-fiction titles are included in the database, in all genres. The product contains over 800,000 full-text searchable reviews. BIR also contains close to 700,000 music, DVD, and video titles, making it a great resource for finding multimedia materials.


Business Source Elite  

Having trouble logging on?  CLICK HERE

Help text  
Provides full-text coverage of scholarly business, management and economics journals. Includes topics such as accounting, banking, finance, international business, marketing, sales, etc. Full text for nearly 1,000 business publications and PDF backfiles for over 150 titles (back to 1985). Over 10,100 company profiles from Datamonitor are also included.


College Source Online  


A virtual library representing 34,673 college catalogs in full cover-to-cover format. Includes 2-year, 4-year, graduate, professional and international schools.


Consumer Health Complete  

Having trouble logging on?  CLICK HERE


Consumer Health Complete is a resource for consumer-oriented health content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic, and integrated medicine. This full text database covers topics such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, men's, women's, and children's health.


Country Watch  


Up-to-date news and information on the 192 countries of the world. Reviews are revised annually and include a concise historical, political, and economic overview of the featured country.


CQ Researcher  

Help text  
A weekly publication providing original, in-depth analysis of the most current major and controversial issues of the day with complete summaries, all the pros and cons, bibliographies and more.


eBook Collection (EBSCO) 

Having trouble logging on?  CLICK HERE

Full text collection of nearly 25,000 books: fiction, nonfiction, reference books, and how-to manuals.



Having trouble logging on?  CLICK HERE


The Educational Resource Information Center (ERIC), provides access to education literature and resources.


European Views of the Americas: 1493-1750  

Having trouble logging on?  CLICK HERE


A comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. The history of European exploration, portrayals of Native American peoples, natural disasters, disease, and slavery are some of the subjects covered.


Films on Demand  


Quality, closed-captioned, academic and vocational streaming videos from the Films Media Group.


Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia  

Having trouble logging on?  CLICK HERE


Easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for children.


Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)  

Authoritative reference works and encyclopedias covering a wide spectrum of subjects including biology, chemistry, history, social and liberal arts.



Having trouble logging on?  CLICK HERE


Scholarly and general-interest journal articles focusing on the environment. Topics include global climate change, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.


Health Source-Consumer Edition  

Having trouble logging on?  CLICK HERE


A full-text database covering health related topics such as AIDS, cancer, diabetes, drugs and alcohol, aging, fitness, nutrition and dietetics, children’s health, women’s health, sports medicine, and much more. Updated daily.


Health Source-Nursing/Academic Edition  

Having trouble logging on?  CLICK HERE


Provides nearly 550 scholarly, full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Also provides access to up-to-date and reliable information on prescription drugs, herbal and nutritional supplements, over-the-counter products and new drugs. Updated daily.


In the First Person  


An index to English language first-person narratives from hundreds of published volumes—those that are publicly available on the Web and those that are held by repositories and archives around the world.


JSTOR Arts & Sciences I  


An archival collection of 175 peer reviewed academic journals in the social sciences, math, and humanities.


Literature Resource Center  


Provides information on authors from all time periods and includes essays of literary criticism.


MAS Ultra-High School Edition  

Having trouble logging on?  CLICK HERE

Articles are from more than 700 popular high school level magazines. Also includes information from reference books such as The World Almanac & Book of Facts and lengthy articles on the states of the U.S. from the Our States reference series.


MasterFILE Premier 

Having trouble logging on?  CLICK HERE

Help text  
A multidisciplinary database covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues, biographies, and more in full text.



Having trouble logging on?  CLICK HERE


This subscription database provides authoritative information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and much more.




This consumer health database is available to anyone on the Internet at MEDLINEplus directs users to information to help answer health questions by bringing together authoritative information from the National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health, and other government and health-related agencies.


Military and Government Collection  

Having trouble logging on?  CLICK HERE

Provides full text articles from nearly 300 journals and magazines covering current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government.


New York Times Historical Collection  

Help text  
The complete New York Times, with full-page and article images, from its first issue in 1851 through 2003. Please refer to Proquest National Newspapers for New York Times coverage from 2004 to present.


Newspaper Source Plus  

Having trouble logging on?  CLICK HERE

Help text

Selected full text for nearly 30 national and international newspapers, and selected full text for 335 regional newspapers. Also, full text television and radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, Fox News, NPR, and others.


Opposing Viewpoints  

Help text  
Provides information on on-going controversies and today’s hot topics. Presents facts as well as the arguments of each topic’s proponents and detractors.


Ovid Nursing Journals  

Help text  
A full text collection of twenty key nursing journals.


Oxford English Dictionary  

The online version of the authoritative and comprehensive Oxford English Dictionary, the OED Online is a guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past.


Primary Search-Elementary School  

Having trouble logging on?  CLICK HERE


Designed specifically for elementary school libraries, this database contains full text articles from popular school magazines and general encyclopedias.


Professional Development Collection  

Having trouble logging on?  CLICK HERE


Designed for professional educators, this database contains articles from nearly 550 high quality education journals and educational reports.


ProQuest National Newspapers  

Help text

Full text coverage of the following major newspapers: New York Times, 1980- to current, Wall Street Journal, 1984 – to current, Christian Science Monitor, 1988 – to current, Washington Post 1987 – to current, and the Los Angeles Times, 1985 – to current date.


Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection  

Having trouble logging on?  CLICK HERE

Help text  
Contains the full text of articles, many peer reviewed, covering topics in psychology, sociology, anthropology, and psychiatry.




Provides summaries and citations of biomedical literature articles.


Regional Business News  

Having trouble logging on?  CLICK HERE


Full text articles from U.S. business journals, newspapers, and newswires.


Religion and Philosophy Collection  

Having trouble logging on?  CLICK HERE


Full text articles covering world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, and philosophy.


Salem History Collection  

Salem History is a robust online database that includes the complete content of printed reference sets. This collection includes the Decades series from 1920s through the 1990s. This collection examines major facets of history including pop culture, politics, technology, and global events in a decade by decade approach. Also included is Great Events from History: 20th century which chronicles the major occurrences of the 20th Century from 1901 through 1970.


Salem Science Collection  

Salem Science is a robust online database that includes the complete content of printed reference sets. The current collection includes the two volume sets Earth Science: Earths Surface and History, Earth Science: Earths Materials and Resources, Earth Science: Earths Weather, Water, and Atmosphere as well as Earth Science: Physics and Chemistry of the Earth. These titles are also available in print in the Reference Collection.


SIRS Knowledge Source/SIRS Researcher  

Help text  
Provides articles exploring social, scientific, health, historic, business, economic, political, and global issues. A helpful list of popular topics is included as well as current issues organized in a “Pro/Con” argument format.