Using the Library Databases on Campus & from Home
To find articles from newspapers, news transcripts, magazines,
and scholarly journals, use one of the research databases below.
Access to Research Databases
For off-campus access, after choosing a database, please log in with your WCC netID and password. If you have not set up your netID and password, visit
The following databases are meant to be used for academic purposes in educational programs only.
Find peer-reviewed, full-text articles from leading journals and reference sources in all subject areas.
African American Experience
An excellent searchable database of African American history and culture, African American Experience contains reference books, monographs, primary documents such as manuscripts, court cases, speeches and statistics, as well as photographic images, maps and audio clips of interviews with former slaves.
Use this database to search over 1,800 American and Michigan news sources covering print and online newspapers, blogs, journals, newswires, broadcast transcripts and videos.
Biography in Context
Find biographical information on more than 150,000 people from throughout history. The information
is from books, magazine articles, and websites.
Books & Authors
Find book recommendations on both fiction and non-fiction titles.
Books in Print Plus
A comprehensive bibliographic database of over 5 million in-print, out-of-print, and
forthcoming book, audio book, and video titles, including
reviews and publisher information.
Find thousands of industry and company reports; investment, financial and market research reports; as well as full-text business periodicals.
This database provides diagnostics, repair procedures, wiring diagrams, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) maintenance schedules, Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs), and recalls for automobiles and light trucks.
CINAHL is the world's most comprehensive source of full text for nursing & allied health journals (including dental, radiography, physical therapy, pharmacy technology, and other allied health fields),
providing full text for more than 1,350 journals of the 5,400 indexed.
Use this database to find computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications, and the application of technology.
Find in-depth reports on controversial issues, with each report providing 12,000 words of text along with graphics and photos.
Culinary Arts Collection
This collection contains more than 300 magazines and reference books on cooking and nutrition, as well as recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.
Find current information on countries, states and provinces. The database includes tables, graphs, images and videos.
Discovery Education Streaming Video
Find articles on topics such as ecology, natural resources, renewal energy, geography, pollution, urban planning, environmental policy, law and technology.
ERIC provides ready access to education literature to support the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research.
Expanded Academic ASAP
Find articles in scholarly journals, news magazines,
and newspapers on the arts, humanities, social sciences,
sciences, technology, and other academic disciplines.
Facts & Comparisons E-Answers
Use this database to find information on drug identification, composition, comparison, efficacy, use indications, and adverse reactions. Also includes clinical calculators and other interactive tools.
FMG Health & Medicine Video Collection
A collection of streaming videos on various health science topics.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Find articles in encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
General Business File ASAP
Analyze company performance and activity, industry events and trends as well as the latest in management, economics and politics. Access to a combination of broker research reports,
trade publications, newspapers, journals, and directory listings with full text and images available.
General OneFile (includes sci-tech journals)
A consolidated, one-stop search engine for Infotrac/Galenet databases. It covers a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics,
education, environmental issues, health care, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and
many general interest topics.
General Reference Center Gold
Find general interest articles on current events, popular culture, business, sports, hobbies, and more in magazines, newspapers, and reference books.
Health & Wellness Resource Center
Find magazine and newspaper articles and reference book information on topics such as fitness, nutrition, diseases, alcohol and drug abuse, and prescription drugs. Also included are links to Websites on these topics.
Health Reference Center--Academic
Find magazine and newspaper articles on all aspects of medicine, nursing, health and nutrition.
This genealogy database contains: U.S. federal census records, family and local histories, tax lists, city directories, probate and military records, Periodical Source Index (PERSI) covering more than 6,000 genealogy periodicals, and Freedman's Bank Records, an important resource for African-American genealogical research.
Find full-text articles from U.S. and foreign newspapers, including the New York Times, dated from 1980.
Intelecom Online Resources Network
An extensive collection of streaming videos on diverse topics such as history, psychology, sociology, political science, health and environmental studies.
Job & Career Accelerator
An online resource providing step-by-step assistance through the entire job search process.
Latino American Experience
A full-text database of primary and secondary information sources, as well as images and vetted websites, on the Latino history and culture in the U.S.
Learning Express Library
This is a leading source of online test preparation materials and interactive practice exams, including: GED, basic skills tests,
Advanced Placement tests, ACT, SAT, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, US citizenship, real estate and law
enforcement tests, and much more. This database works better with Internet Explorer than with Netscape.
Use this database to find articles in all major law reviews, law journals, specialty law and bar association journals, and legal newspapers.
Included are articles on federal and state cases, laws and regulations, legal practice, and taxation. Also included are British Commonwealth,
European Union, and International Law.
Lexis Nexis Academic Universe
Use Academic Universe to find newspaper and magazine articles, TV and radio transcripts, opinion polls, case law, federal and state codes, company annual reports, and much more.
Literature Resource Center
Find critical and biographical information in journals,
reference books, and Websites on literary figures from
all time periods in genres such as fiction, poetry,
drama, history, and journalism.
Local Market Audience Analyst
Use this consumer market research tool to find demographic, market segmentation and lifestyle behavior data.
Maintained by the National Library of Medicine, the database covers all areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing.
This digital archive documents Michigan's state history. The archive provides access to a wide variety of documents: personal narratives and memoirs, pamphlets and political speeches, sermons and songs, legal treatises and children's books.
This database consists of two components: Micromedex Heathcare Series and CareNotes System. The former contains clinical information on drugs, toxicology, diseases, acute care, and alternative
medicine. The latter provides patient education documents about all aspects of patient care and health. The database is only meant to be used for academic purposes in educational programs; it is
not intended to provide medical or clinical advice to individuals.
New York Times
Find full text articles from 1985.
Nursing Resource Center
The database includes disease and drug overviews, care plans, journal articles and animated anatomy and physiology diagrams to complement the core encyclopedia texts.
OmniFile Full Text Select
Find full-text articles on all subjects from 1994 to the present.
Use this database to research contrasting perspectives of social issues, such as gun control, genetic engineering, censorship, endangered species, etc.
The database brings together viewpoint articles, contextual topic overviews, government and organizational statistics, court cases, profiles of government
agencies and special interest groups, newspaper and magazines articles, as well as links to more than 1,000 reviewed and subject-indexed web sites.
It takes its name from the renowned Opposing Viewpoints print series published by Greenhaven Press.
A database of journals published by the American Psychological Association and Canadian
Psychological Association. Updated weekly, this database contains approximately 200,000
Developed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the National Library of Medicine, PubMed is a journal citation service for biomedical literature, including MEDLINE and more.
A powerful database containing information on millions of U.S. businesses and households.
Use this database to conduct research on businesses, markets, potential employers, etc.
Science in Context
This database contains 200 full-text science journals, science reference titles, thousands of multimedia records, science glossary, as well as national and state science standards.
Small Business Resource Center
Find how-to information on small business planning, bookkeeping, financing and marketing, etc. The database includes business plans, articles, statistical tables, charts and graphs.
The Scientific & Medical Art Imagebase is a collection of over 18,500 illustrations and animations depicting anatomy, physiology, surgery, diseases, and other health science topics. Users may download for non-commercial, educational purposes.
Search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world. The international library catalog lets you find an item of interest and then locate a library near you that owns it.
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