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 Complete** (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.)


Business Source Elite** (Includes full text for over 1,000 business publications as well as over 10,000 company profiles.)


Childcare Exchange Articles on Demand** (Provides online access to over 3,000 Exchange articles.)


Childcare Exchange EdFlicks** (Provides access to early childhood education video segments.)


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.)


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.)  


Literary Reference Center** (Provides access to author biographies, plot summaries, book reviews, and literary criticism.)


MasterFILE Complete** (Magazines and reference books. Includes full-text.)


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.)


19th Century US Newspapers Digital Archive**-Provides primary source newspaper content from the 19th Century.


Nursing Resource Center** (Designed to support nursing programs at two-year community colleges with a wide array of content.)


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.)


PsycINFO** (Provides access to behavioral and social science research)


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.)


Science Full Text Select** (Provides access to more than 400 full-text journals covering subjects in the areas of biology, life sciences, technology, and engineering.


Scribner Writers Online** (Includes 15-20 page signed essays on more than 1,600 authors and literary genres drawn from 13 Scribner print series.) 


Slavery & Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive**-Provides access to collections on the transatlantic slave trade, the global movement for the abolition of slavery, and the legal, personal, and economic aspects of the slavery system. -Provides access to collections on the transatlantic slave trade, the global movement for the abolition of slavery, and the legal, personal, and economic aspects of the slavery system.


Statista**-Provides access to over one million statistics and facts.


The Times (London) Digital Archive 1785-1985**-Provides access to every issue of The Times (London) from 1785-1985.


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.