Library Databases A-Z

Select a database to begin your search. Your StarID and Password are required to login off-campus. 

Not sure where to begin? Start with the databases within EBSCO, Gale Cengage Learning, Opposing Viewpoints, or ProQuest Global Newsstream.

You will have a better search experience if you use the following big green SEARCH button, and go from there! Here is a handout giving you all the info on doing the best search. If you get stuck or have questions, reach out to Mary Jordan, the Librarian:


The new library resources search allows you to search the library catalog and multiple databases at the same time: Search Here

  • Academic Search Premier: This multi-disciplinary database provides full text to thousands of scholarly journals. 
  • AHFS Consumer Medication Information: A recognized standard for patient drug information published by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists.   
  • Alt HealthWatch: In-depth coverage of complementary, holistic, and integrated approaches to health care and wellness, including full text articles, pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts.
  • Britannica Academic Edition: Rich encyclopedia content plus new headlines, selected websites, periodical articles, and multimedia
  • Business Source Premier: The industry’s most used business research database including information on marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance, and economics.    
  • Business Source Premier: Business Searching Interface: Business research database with links to company profiles, country reports, industry profiles, and market research reports.     
  • CINAHL Plus with Full Text: The world’s most comprehensive source of full text for nursing and allied health journals.
  • Consumer Health Complete – EBSCOhost: Supports patient information needs, covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream to complementary, holistic, and integrated medicine.
  • eBook Collection (EBSCOhost): Search and view the full text of eBooks.
  • eBook Academic Collection (EBSCOhost): This multidisciplinary eBook collection covers a broad range of academic subject matter resources.
  • EBSCO: Cross-search all EBSCO databases, including academic, business, health, science, etc.  
  • Educator’s Reference Complete: Comprehensive collection of periodicals and reference content supporting the education field.
  • ERIC: Education Resource Information Center. Thousands of educational related articles within the professional literature.  
  • Explora Library: Full text of magazine and journal articles, reference books, reports, multimedia covering arts and literature, biographies, business and careers, science and match, geography and culture, health, history and social science, and current events.
  • Expanded Academic ASAP: Provides access to scholarly publications across the academic disciplines.   
  • Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia: Provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.
  • Gale Cengage Learning: Cross-search all Gale databases, including journal and magazine articles, encyclopedias, reference and multimedia.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library: Database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. 
  • General Science Collection: Access to scholarly journals and magazines across all science related subject areas.
  • GPO Monthly Catalog: U.S. government documents including Congressional reports, hearings, debates and records, judiciary materials, and documents issued by executive departments.
  • Health Source – Consumer Edition: Professionally written information for patients and consumers covering all health-related topics.
  • Health Source – Nursing/Academic Edition: Focuses on many medical disciplines and features AHFS Consumer Medical information which covers drug patient education sheets.
  • Informe Academico: Access to Spanish and Portuguese language scholarly journals and magazines. 
  • Kanopy: Streaming video platform offering films and documentaries licensed by SCTCC for unlimited viewing.
  • Kids InfoBits: Popular elementary school magazines, encyclopedias, newspapers, and dictionaries covering a broad range of educational topics for kids.
  • LearningExpress Library: Interactive multimedia training tutorials to develop computer and internet skills. Career exploration tools, resume and cover letter builder, job search, and other career related readiness.  Interactive collection of tests, tutorials, and eBooks categorized in Learning Centers (School, College Preparation, College, High School Equivalency, Adult Learning, Career, and Spanish).
  • Library Information Science & Technology Abstracts: Library related articles, reports, and proceedings within the professional literature.
  • Medline Plus: Trusted health information from the National Library of Medicine including information on diseases, conditions and wellness, health topics, drugs and supplements, interactive tutorials, surgery videos, and treatments.  
  • MAS Ultra – School Edition: Popular high school magazines, encyclopedias, newspapers, primary source documents, and images.
  • MasterFILE Premier: Multi-disciplinary database covering virtually every subject area of general interest. 
  • Middle Search Plus: Provides access to popular middle school magazines, biographies, historical essays, primary source documents, and images.
  • Minnesota Reflections: Thousands of digital photos, documents, and maps from cultural heritage relating to Minnesota History.
  • MNLINK: Statewide virtual library that electronically links you to Minnesota’s rich library resources. Includes K-12 collections, research collections, and databases.
  • OCLC First Search: Directory of articles from thousands of journals
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context: Contextual information and opinions on current issues, featuring continuously updated viewpoints, topic overviews, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files, and links to websites.
  • Points of View Reference Center: Pro vs. con essays that present multiple sides of current or controversial issues.  Includes magazines, newspaper articles, and primary sources related to the issues.
  • Primary Search: Popular elementary school magazines, encyclopedias, dictionaries, and image collections for kids.
  • Professional Collection: Academic journals and reports for professional educators, researchers, and librarians.
  • ProQuest Global Newsstream: Newspaper articles from hundreds of newspapers including the Minneapolis Star Tribune, St. Paul Pioneer Press, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, The Denver Post, and more.
  • Regional Business News: Business journals, newspapers, and newswires from metropolitan and rural areas across the U.S.
  • Research in Context: Middle School database of reference works, biographies, magazine and journal articles, primary source documents and multimedia. Includes Discovering Collection, Junior Reference Collection, and InfoTrac Junior Edition databases.
  • Science Reference Center: Science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources covering science-oriented content.
  • Student Edition: InfoTrac Student Edition provides high school students with access to magazines, newspapers, books, and other reference content on current events, the arts, science, pop culture, history, and more.
  • Student Resources in Context: Continuously updated reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files, and website links to contextual information on a wide array of subjects.
  • WorldCat: Online catalog of books and other materials held in libraries worldwide.

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