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Start Your Research with Library Databases!

Library databases provide access to thousands of articles and ebooks you'll need for your research. Library databases can be accessed off campus by entering your SURF ID and password. For a complete list view our Databases by Subject listing.
   

Academic Search Premier   Academic Search Premier contains indexing and abstracts for more than 8,500 journals, with full text for more than 4,600 of those title.  Country Watch  Includes publications for each country including demographic, political, economic, business, cultural and environmental information; the CountryWire, which provides daily news coverage for every country in the world.  ProQuest National Newspaper Core Full-text articles from the titles such as Core National Newspapers (New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor) and the archive of New York Times-Historical (1851-2010).

Articles & Journals

Periodicals are important sources of information in your research. Library databases include articles from magazines, newspapers, and scholarly journals. Need more information on popular and scholarly periodicals? Check out the link Is it a Magazine or a Journal? For a list of all periodical databases, consult the Databases by Subject page.
     

Ebscohost provides access to several periodical databases. Academic Search Premier contains  full text articles from mostly academic/scholarly journals. Masterfile Premier provides more general and popular periodicals JSTOR provides full-text access to articles from over 1400 scholarly journals in a diverse array of arts, humanities, and social sciences disciplines.  Full-text articles from the Core National Newspapers (New York Times,Los Angeles TimesWall Street JournalWashington PostChristian Science Monitor) and the archive of New York Times-Historical (1851-2010).

Books & eBooks

The MiraCosta College Library owns copies of over 200,000 books and ebooks! To locate books in print and ebooks, use the Library Catalog . If you wish to access the ebooks from off-campus, you will need to enter your SURF ID and password. Try the Databases by Subject list for additional reference, periodical, and ebook databases.
         

Try Library Reference & eBooks Databases

Reference & eBook databases provide background information and in-depth research on many research topics.  Popular databases include: Gale Virtual Reference Library; Oxford Reference Online; EBSCO eBooks; Britannica Online, and Springer eBooks.
         
 

Multimedia Sources

The MiraCosta College subscribes to several streaming video databases containing documentaries and educational videos. If accessing streaming databases from off-campus, you will be prompted for your SURF ID and password.
Films On Demand provides streaming educational videos on subject areas including Archival Films & Newsreels, Social Sciences, Business, Science, Health & Medicine and more. Academic Video Online (VAST) is a multidisciplinary collection of streaming video with approximately 17,000 full-length videos in 22 disciplines.  Intelecom is a searchable video clip database covering a wide variety of disciplines. Topic-specific clips average 3 to 5 minutes in length and are closed-captioned.
     

 

Web sources on the topic(s) of:

Agricultural/Environmental

Business/Economics

Crime

Education

Geographic/Map

Health

International

Labor