The library subscribes to a number of article databases, including a number focused on specific disciplines. Many databases will include full text of journal articles. In addition, Films on Demand and INTELECOM online provide streaming video content on a wide variety of subjects. Contact the librarians for assistance in using any of these resources.
COC faculty are invited to explore database trials. An updated list is available here.
As of July 1, 2015, the Library no longer subscribes to Biography in Context.
Academic Search Premier** (Multi-disciplinary. Includes full text)
America: History & Life with Full Text** (Covers the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. Includes full text.)
American Decades** (Cross-disciplinary. Information on periods of contemporary American social history from 1900-1999.)
ARTstor (Curated collections of approximately 1. 6 million digital art images and associated catalog data.)
Auto Repair Reference Center** (Repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles.)
Book Index with Reviews** (Information on over 5 million book titles. Includes full text.)
Business Source Elite** (Includes full text for over 1,000 business publications as well as over 10,000 company profiles.)
College Source** (Includes over 73,000 digital college catalogs, institution profiles, transcript keys, and other critical resources. Available off-campus but without links to PDF catalogs.)
Consumer Health Complete** (Consumer-oriented content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.)
Contemporary Authors** (Complete biographical and bibliographical information and references on more than 120,000 U. S. and international authors.)
CountryWatch** (Up-to-date economic, political and social data about every country on the globe.)
Daily Life Through History** (Cross-disciplinary resource that supports history, social studies, English, and language students; gives life to history and context to current events.)
Encyclopedia Britannica** (The famed encyclopedia with additional full-length articles on many topics and links to relevant Web sites.)
Encyclopedia of Management** (Covers numerous topics in management theories and applications.)
ERIC** (Education literature and resources.)
Films on Demand** (Films on Demand offers full-length videos on a wide variety of subjects.)
Health Source - Consumer Edition** (Consumer health information. Includes full text.)
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition** (Focuses on many medical disciplines. Includes full text.)
History Behind the Headlines** (In-depth information on conflicts appearing in today's headlines.)
INTELECOM online** (Repository of video clips, mostly less than 10 minutes in duration, on a wide range of academic topics and featuring subject experts)
Issues & Controversies** (Explores more than 800 hot topics in business, politics, government, education, and popular culture.
Journal of Chemical Education** (The official journal of the Division of Chemical Education of the American Chemical Society.)
JSTOR** (Cross-disciplinary database. Includes full-text articles from over 2,000 publications.)
LexisNexis Academic** (Cross-disciplinary database that includes full-text articles from over 2,000 academic journals.)
MEDLINE** (Authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more.)
Military & Government Collection** (Current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government. Includes full text.)
Newspaper Source Plus** (Includes more than 860 full-text newspapers and over 850,000 television and radio news transcripts.)
Nursing Resource Center** (Designed to support nursing programs at two-year community colleges with a wide array of content.)
Professional Development Collection** (A highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles.)
ProQuest Direct** (Citations, abstracts, and full-text articles and graphics from more than 10,000 magazines, journals and newspapers.)
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection** (Information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods. Includes full text.)
RAND California (Contains more than 80 statistical databases on California, from employment to social security payment to SAT scores)
Regional Business News** (Comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications.)
Religion and Philosophy Collection** (Coverage of religion and philosophy. Includes full text.)
Scribner Writers Online** (Includes 15-20 page signed essays on more than 1,600 authors and literary genres drawn from 13 Scribner print series.)
Twayne's Authors Series** (Full-text of 200 Twayne Literary Masters books on individual World, US or English authors, for a total of 600 full-text titles.)
These databases are accessible free of charge from any networked computers on campus.
**Databases with asterisks (**) are also accessible from off-campus by students, faculty and staff of College of the Canyons but require passwords. Instructors are given the username and password to distribute in their classes. Check with your instructor. Otherwise, contact the reference desk at 661-362-3362 for off-campus access to these databases.