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If you are off-campus, you will need to have a GCC library card to access databases.

Our librarians recommend…

  • Science In Context Get help

    Librarians’ Best Bet for

    Science Information

    A database containing information at all levels, including primary, secondary, and popular sources as well as audio and video content. This is a good place to start if you’re researching a controversial scientific topic.

    Religion and Philosophy Collection (EBSCOhost) Get help

    Librarians’ Best Bet for

    Philosophy Articles

    Provides full text coverage of world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, political and moral philosophy, and other philosophy topics.

    Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection (EBSCOhost) Get help

    Librarians’ Best Bet for

    Psychology, Sociology & Anthropology Articles

    The world’s largest full text psychology database, covering topics s in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods.

    Picture Book Database

    Librarians’ Best Bet for

    Finding Children’s Literature

    Information about picture books, searchable by artistic media and style, character education, literary devices, and literary tie-ins, categories, genres and formats, series and characters, original publisher/title/language (for titles published outside the U.S.), country of origin, and age ranges.

    Opposing Viewpoints In Context Get help

    Librarians’ Best Bet for

    Contemporary or Controversial Issues
    Current Political Information

    Includes a variety of resources including audio and video, organized in a pro-and-con format around controversial topics. Also includes a variety of genres, including reference sources, academic journals, magazines, newspapers, and opinion pieces.

    MAS Ultra – School Edition (EBSCOhost) Get help

    Librarians’ Best Bet for

    ESOL Reading

    Designed for high school students, this database provides full text, reading-level-appropriate periodical and reference articles on a variety of topics. In the upper-right hand side of the screen, you can change the language of the search screen, to help make finding articles in English easier. You can also limit by Lexile Reading Level on the advanced search screen.

    Mango Languages

    Librarians’ Best Bet for

    Language Learners

    Mango is an online, language-learning program for 65 different languages, including Spanish, French, Latin, and English specifically for speakers of other languages. This link will take you to a login page: you can create an individual login to save your progress, or you can choose “quick start” to immediately begin in any language.

    JSTOR

    Librarians’ Best Bet for

    US and World History Articles

    Index of scholarly articles, mainly from the social sciences and humanities. All content is available in full-text. Be sure to check the publication date, as some content is very old.

    Journal of Adventure Education & Outdoor Learning

    Librarians’ Best Bet for

    Outdoor Leadership

    The peer-reviewed, official journal of the Institute for Outdoor Learning. Please note that this is a single publication, not a database.

    GreenFILE (EBSCOhost)

    Librarians’ Best Bet for

    Environmental, Agriculture, and Renewable Energy Articles

    Indexes scholarly articles, government, and trade publications related to sustainability, environmental science, and human impacts on the environment. Not all articles are available in full text.

    Films on Demand Get help

    Librarians’ Best Bet for

    Academic Films
    Math Concepts

    Streaming video service hosting primarily documentaries, news programs, and other educational video content on a wide variety of topics.

    ERIC (EBSCOhost) Get help

    Librarians’ Best Bet for

    Education Articles

    ERIC is the primary database for K-12 education and child development, and indexes hundreds of peer-reviewed journals. Not all articles are available in full text.

    CINAHL Plus with Full Text (EBSCOhost) Get help

    Librarians’ Best Bet for

    Nursing, Medical Terminology, A&P, or other Health Fields

    CINAHL Plus (which stands for The Cumulative Index for Nursing and Allied Health Literature) is GCC’s largest nursing database, with scholarly articles from journals in nursing and allied health fields that you won’t find in Google or other search engines.

    Business Source Premier (EBSCOhost) Get help

    Librarians’ Best Bet for

    Business Articles

    Scholarly articles on business and economics, as well as some newspapers and magazines. Not all articles available in full text

    Business Insights: Essentials Get help

    Librarians’ Best Bet for

    Company & Industry Information

    Online resource for researchers who want to know more than just basic information on any given company, including SWOT analyses on hundreds of global companies. Also contains overviews of whole industries.

    Biography In Context Get help

    Librarians’ Best Bet for

    Biography Information

    Biographies on interesting people from history, as well as contemporary figures.

    Academic Search Premier (EBSCOhost) Get help

    Librarians’ Best Bet for

    Academic Articles
    Articles on the Arts

    GCC’s largest database, this is a great place to find scholarly journal articles on a wide variety of subjects, and also indexes some secondary sources. Not all articles are available in full text.

    WorldCat: The World’s Largest Library Catalog

    The WorldCat database searches the collections of libraries in the U.S. and around the world. It also contains article citations with links to their full text; authoritative research materials, such as documents and photos of local or historic significance; and digital versions of rare items that aren’t available to the public. Because WorldCat searches libraries in dozens of countries, resources are available in many languages. Once you find an item you are interested in, request it through interlibrary loan.

    World History In Context Get help

    Offers students and researchers access to a broad collection of scholarly analysis and award-winning full-text periodicals, reference works and primary documents.

    Vocation and Careers Collection

    Articles from 400 magazines and journals, with information on careers and professions as well as job searching and vocational milestones.

    US History In Context Get help

    Contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History. Includes reference content, along with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

    Small Business Resource Center Get help

    Search this database to learn how to start, finance or manage your small business. Resources include sample business plans, how to guides, articles and websites.

    Regional Business News (EBSCOhost) Get help

    Coverage of business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

    Recorder 

    On-campus only. The Greenfield, MA daily newspaper The Recorder, covering news and events in Franklin County and beyond. Please note that full access is not available from off-campus. 

    Professional Development Collection (EBSCOhost) Get help

    Abstracts and some full text of journal articles in the field of education, as well as educational reports.

    Primary Search (EBSCOhost)

    Aimed at elementary school students, this database provides easy-to-read full text articles.

    Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection

    Index of scholarly journals and magazines in the fields of physical therapy and sports medicine.

    Ovid Nursing Journals

    Full-text coverage of eight nursing journals including The American Journal of Nursing (AJN), Nursing, and Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!

    onEarth

    A digital magazine focused on environmental issues, published by the Natural Resources Defense Council. Archives available back to 2010. Please note that this is a single publication, not a database.

    Nursing and Allied Health Collection

    A collection of periodicals and reference content supporting health care professionals.

    Newspaper Source (EBSCOhost) Get help

    Provides full text for regional U.S. newspapers, international newspapers, news transcripts and more.

    Newsbank

    Access to current and historical articles from ten western Massachusetts newspapers, including The Recorder.

    New York Times Online

    Full-text articles from the New York Times since 1980. Please note that this is a searchable index to the Times and does not have the same interface as the New York Times’ website.

    Military & Government Collection (EBSCOhost) Get help

    Provides abstracts and some full text coverage for periodicals pertaining to all branches of the military and government.

    MEDLINE (EBSCOhost) Get help

    Created by the National Library of Medicine, this primary index for medicine provides citations and abstracts from authoritative medical journals in a variety of medical fields.

    Literature Resource Center Get help

    Articles, critical essays, and reviews from  scholarly journals and literary magazines.

    Lexis-Nexis Academic Get help

    Vast collection of U.S. and international newspapers, magazines, trade publications, and legal information, as well as some general reference information.

    Kids InfoBits (InfoTrac) Get help

    Designed for grades K-5, this database provides easy access to magazine, reference book, and newspaper citations and articles.

    Kanopy Streaming Films

    A patron-driven database of both feature and educational films, including many titles from the Media Education Foundation.

    Junior Edition – K12 (InfoTrac)

    Designed for students in junior high and middle school, this database provides citations and articles from magazines, newspapers, and reference books.

    Journal of Environmental Education

    Peer-reviewed journal addressing topics of environmental education for elementary-aged students through adult learners. Please note that this is a single publication, not a database.

    Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development

    An online, international, peer-reviewed publication focused on agriculture, food systems, and community development. Please note that this is a single publication, not a database.

    InfoTrac Newsstand Get help

    InfoTrac Newsstand provides access to full-text newspapers for current news and searchable archives.

    Hospitality, Tourism, and Leisure Collection

    Indexes industry journals, travel guides, and magazines about travel-related topics, as well as business and industry information including news, financial information, company comparisons, and SEC filings.

    Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (EBSCOhost) Get help

    Provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Also includes abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 journals.

    Health Source: Consumer Edition (EBSCOhost) Get help

    Provides consumer health information on topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Includes full text for nearly 150 journals.

    Health Reference Center Academic (InfoTrac) Get help

    Provides access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus personal health information sources.

    Global Issues In Context Get help

    Global Issues in Context offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events.

    General OneFile (InfoTrac) Get help

    Database of news and periodical articles aimed at a general, non-scholarly audience, covering a wide variety of topics.

    General Business File ASAP (InfoTrac) Get help

    Useful for analyzing company performance and activity, industry events and trends as well as the latest in management, economics and politics.

    Gender Studies Collection

    Periodicals exploring topics of gender in culture and society.

    Gardening, Landscape, and Horticulture Collection

    Database of magazines and scholarly journals focusing on topics related to landscape design, horticulture, gardening, and farming.

    Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (EBSCOhost)

    Encyclopedia containing entries on a wide range of subjects. These can be used as background research on a topic or a starting point when finding a research topic, but most professors will not accept encyclopedia articles as sources in a research paper.

    Fine Arts and Music Collection

    Periodicals supporting research in fine arts and music.

    Expanded Academic ASAP (InfoTrac) Get help

    Covers all academic disciplines and provides abstracts and some full text of articles from scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers.

    Environmental Studies and Policy Collection

    Searchable collection of magazines and academic journals, addressing the field from multiple perspectives, including the scientific community, governmental policy makers, and corporate interests.

    Environment

    Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development offers peer-reviewed articles written for a general audience. Please note that this is a single publication, not a database.

    Encyclopedia Britannica

    This is a digital version of the Encyclopædia Britannica, and contains entries on a wide range of subjects. These can be used as background research on a topic or a starting point when finding a research topic, but most professors will not accept encyclopedia articles as sources in a research paper.

    Educator’s Reference Complete

    Educational research from preschool to college, mostly available in full-text. Every educational specialty can be found here including technology, health and bilingual education, testing, and issues in administration, funding and policy.

    Diversity Studies Collection

    Scholarly journals and popular interest periodicals exploring topics of race, ethnicity, culture, religion, gender, and sexuality in a global context.

    Criminal Justice Collection

    Scholarly journal articles relevant for those studying to be a lawyer, law enforcement officer, paralegal, or for a career in Homeland Security.

    Contexts

    Contexts publishes accessible articles for the general public based on current sociological research. You won’t find original research studies here, but it’s a great place to look for ideas–and you can always check bibliographies for references to the original studies. Please note that this is a single publication, not a database.

    Building Green

    A major trade publication for sustainable building. Practical, up-to-date information on a limited range of topics. Please note that this is a single publication, not a database.

    Boston Globe

    Full-text access to the Boston Globe newspaper from 1980-present. Please note that this is a searchable index to the Globe and does not have the same interface as the Boston Globe’s website.

    Biomedical Reference Collection: Basic (EBSCOhost) Get help

    Provides access to full text journals that cover clinical medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system and the pre-clinical sciences.

    American Women’s History Online

    Reference database containing encyclopedia-type biographies, historical and topical subject entries, and general and subject specific timelines encompassing more than 500 years of American women’s history. It includes some limited primary-source materials and is not a source for scholarly journal articles.

    American Sociological Review

    A peer-reviewed journal covering a wide range of sociology topics; often considered to be one of the top publications in the field. Online access is available for the most current year; also available in print back to 1999. Please note that this is a single publication, not a database.

  • Academic Search Premier (EBSCOhost) Get help

    Librarians’ Best Bet for

    Academic Articles
    Articles on the Arts

    GCC’s largest database, this is a great place to find scholarly journal articles on a wide variety of subjects, and also indexes some secondary sources. Not all articles are available in full text.

    American Sociological Review

    A peer-reviewed journal covering a wide range of sociology topics; often considered to be one of the top publications in the field. Online access is available for the most current year; also available in print back to 1999. Please note that this is a single publication, not a database.

    American Women’s History Online

    Reference database containing encyclopedia-type biographies, historical and topical subject entries, and general and subject specific timelines encompassing more than 500 years of American women’s history. It includes some limited primary-source materials and is not a source for scholarly journal articles.

    Biography In Context Get help

    Librarians’ Best Bet for

    Biography Information

    Biographies on interesting people from history, as well as contemporary figures.

    Biomedical Reference Collection: Basic (EBSCOhost) Get help

    Provides access to full text journals that cover clinical medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system and the pre-clinical sciences.

    Boston Globe

    Full-text access to the Boston Globe newspaper from 1980-present. Please note that this is a searchable index to the Globe and does not have the same interface as the Boston Globe’s website.

    Building Green

    A major trade publication for sustainable building. Practical, up-to-date information on a limited range of topics. Please note that this is a single publication, not a database.

    Business Insights: Essentials Get help

    Librarians’ Best Bet for

    Company & Industry Information

    Online resource for researchers who want to know more than just basic information on any given company, including SWOT analyses on hundreds of global companies. Also contains overviews of whole industries.

    Business Source Premier (EBSCOhost) Get help

    Librarians’ Best Bet for

    Business Articles

    Scholarly articles on business and economics, as well as some newspapers and magazines. Not all articles available in full text

    CINAHL Plus with Full Text (EBSCOhost) Get help

    Librarians’ Best Bet for

    Nursing, Medical Terminology, A&P, or other Health Fields

    CINAHL Plus (which stands for The Cumulative Index for Nursing and Allied Health Literature) is GCC’s largest nursing database, with scholarly articles from journals in nursing and allied health fields that you won’t find in Google or other search engines.

    Contexts

    Contexts publishes accessible articles for the general public based on current sociological research. You won’t find original research studies here, but it’s a great place to look for ideas–and you can always check bibliographies for references to the original studies. Please note that this is a single publication, not a database.

    Criminal Justice Collection

    Scholarly journal articles relevant for those studying to be a lawyer, law enforcement officer, paralegal, or for a career in Homeland Security.

    Diversity Studies Collection

    Scholarly journals and popular interest periodicals exploring topics of race, ethnicity, culture, religion, gender, and sexuality in a global context.

    Educator’s Reference Complete

    Educational research from preschool to college, mostly available in full-text. Every educational specialty can be found here including technology, health and bilingual education, testing, and issues in administration, funding and policy.

    Encyclopedia Britannica

    This is a digital version of the Encyclopædia Britannica, and contains entries on a wide range of subjects. These can be used as background research on a topic or a starting point when finding a research topic, but most professors will not accept encyclopedia articles as sources in a research paper.

    Environment

    Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development offers peer-reviewed articles written for a general audience. Please note that this is a single publication, not a database.

    Environmental Studies and Policy Collection

    Searchable collection of magazines and academic journals, addressing the field from multiple perspectives, including the scientific community, governmental policy makers, and corporate interests.

    ERIC (EBSCOhost) Get help

    Librarians’ Best Bet for

    Education Articles

    ERIC is the primary database for K-12 education and child development, and indexes hundreds of peer-reviewed journals. Not all articles are available in full text.

    Expanded Academic ASAP (InfoTrac) Get help

    Covers all academic disciplines and provides abstracts and some full text of articles from scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers.

    Films on Demand Get help

    Librarians’ Best Bet for

    Academic Films
    Math Concepts

    Streaming video service hosting primarily documentaries, news programs, and other educational video content on a wide variety of topics.

    Fine Arts and Music Collection

    Periodicals supporting research in fine arts and music.

    Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (EBSCOhost)

    Encyclopedia containing entries on a wide range of subjects. These can be used as background research on a topic or a starting point when finding a research topic, but most professors will not accept encyclopedia articles as sources in a research paper.

    Gardening, Landscape, and Horticulture Collection

    Database of magazines and scholarly journals focusing on topics related to landscape design, horticulture, gardening, and farming.

    Gender Studies Collection

    Periodicals exploring topics of gender in culture and society.

    General Business File ASAP (InfoTrac) Get help

    Useful for analyzing company performance and activity, industry events and trends as well as the latest in management, economics and politics.

    General OneFile (InfoTrac) Get help

    Database of news and periodical articles aimed at a general, non-scholarly audience, covering a wide variety of topics.

    Global Issues In Context Get help

    Global Issues in Context offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events.

    GreenFILE (EBSCOhost)

    Librarians’ Best Bet for

    Environmental, Agriculture, and Renewable Energy Articles

    Indexes scholarly articles, government, and trade publications related to sustainability, environmental science, and human impacts on the environment. Not all articles are available in full text.

    Health Reference Center Academic (InfoTrac) Get help

    Provides access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus personal health information sources.

    Health Source: Consumer Edition (EBSCOhost) Get help

    Provides consumer health information on topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Includes full text for nearly 150 journals.

    Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (EBSCOhost) Get help

    Provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Also includes abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 journals.

    Hospitality, Tourism, and Leisure Collection

    Indexes industry journals, travel guides, and magazines about travel-related topics, as well as business and industry information including news, financial information, company comparisons, and SEC filings.

    InfoTrac Newsstand Get help

    InfoTrac Newsstand provides access to full-text newspapers for current news and searchable archives.

    Journal of Adventure Education & Outdoor Learning

    Librarians’ Best Bet for

    Outdoor Leadership

    The peer-reviewed, official journal of the Institute for Outdoor Learning. Please note that this is a single publication, not a database.

    Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development

    An online, international, peer-reviewed publication focused on agriculture, food systems, and community development. Please note that this is a single publication, not a database.

    Journal of Environmental Education

    Peer-reviewed journal addressing topics of environmental education for elementary-aged students through adult learners. Please note that this is a single publication, not a database.

    JSTOR

    Librarians’ Best Bet for

    US and World History Articles

    Index of scholarly articles, mainly from the social sciences and humanities. All content is available in full-text. Be sure to check the publication date, as some content is very old.

    Junior Edition – K12 (InfoTrac)

    Designed for students in junior high and middle school, this database provides citations and articles from magazines, newspapers, and reference books.

    Kanopy Streaming Films

    A patron-driven database of both feature and educational films, including many titles from the Media Education Foundation.

    Kids InfoBits (InfoTrac) Get help

    Designed for grades K-5, this database provides easy access to magazine, reference book, and newspaper citations and articles.

    Lexis-Nexis Academic Get help

    Vast collection of U.S. and international newspapers, magazines, trade publications, and legal information, as well as some general reference information.

    Literature Resource Center Get help

    Articles, critical essays, and reviews from  scholarly journals and literary magazines.

    Mango Languages

    Librarians’ Best Bet for

    Language Learners

    Mango is an online, language-learning program for 65 different languages, including Spanish, French, Latin, and English specifically for speakers of other languages. This link will take you to a login page: you can create an individual login to save your progress, or you can choose “quick start” to immediately begin in any language.

    MAS Ultra – School Edition (EBSCOhost) Get help

    Librarians’ Best Bet for

    ESOL Reading

    Designed for high school students, this database provides full text, reading-level-appropriate periodical and reference articles on a variety of topics. In the upper-right hand side of the screen, you can change the language of the search screen, to help make finding articles in English easier. You can also limit by Lexile Reading Level on the advanced search screen.

    MEDLINE (EBSCOhost) Get help

    Created by the National Library of Medicine, this primary index for medicine provides citations and abstracts from authoritative medical journals in a variety of medical fields.

    Military & Government Collection (EBSCOhost) Get help

    Provides abstracts and some full text coverage for periodicals pertaining to all branches of the military and government.

    New York Times Online

    Full-text articles from the New York Times since 1980. Please note that this is a searchable index to the Times and does not have the same interface as the New York Times’ website.

    Newsbank

    Access to current and historical articles from ten western Massachusetts newspapers, including The Recorder.

    Newspaper Source (EBSCOhost) Get help

    Provides full text for regional U.S. newspapers, international newspapers, news transcripts and more.

    Nursing and Allied Health Collection

    A collection of periodicals and reference content supporting health care professionals.

    onEarth

    A digital magazine focused on environmental issues, published by the Natural Resources Defense Council. Archives available back to 2010. Please note that this is a single publication, not a database.

    Opposing Viewpoints In Context Get help

    Librarians’ Best Bet for

    Contemporary or Controversial Issues
    Current Political Information

    Includes a variety of resources including audio and video, organized in a pro-and-con format around controversial topics. Also includes a variety of genres, including reference sources, academic journals, magazines, newspapers, and opinion pieces.

    Ovid Nursing Journals

    Full-text coverage of eight nursing journals including The American Journal of Nursing (AJN), Nursing, and Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!

    Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection

    Index of scholarly journals and magazines in the fields of physical therapy and sports medicine.

    Picture Book Database

    Librarians’ Best Bet for

    Finding Children’s Literature

    Information about picture books, searchable by artistic media and style, character education, literary devices, and literary tie-ins, categories, genres and formats, series and characters, original publisher/title/language (for titles published outside the U.S.), country of origin, and age ranges.

    Primary Search (EBSCOhost)

    Aimed at elementary school students, this database provides easy-to-read full text articles.

    Professional Development Collection (EBSCOhost) Get help

    Abstracts and some full text of journal articles in the field of education, as well as educational reports.

    Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection (EBSCOhost) Get help

    Librarians’ Best Bet for

    Psychology, Sociology & Anthropology Articles

    The world’s largest full text psychology database, covering topics s in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods.

    Recorder 

    On-campus only. The Greenfield, MA daily newspaper The Recorder, covering news and events in Franklin County and beyond. Please note that full access is not available from off-campus. 

    Regional Business News (EBSCOhost) Get help

    Coverage of business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

    Religion and Philosophy Collection (EBSCOhost) Get help

    Librarians’ Best Bet for

    Philosophy Articles

    Provides full text coverage of world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, political and moral philosophy, and other philosophy topics.

    Science In Context Get help

    Librarians’ Best Bet for

    Science Information

    A database containing information at all levels, including primary, secondary, and popular sources as well as audio and video content. This is a good place to start if you’re researching a controversial scientific topic.

    Small Business Resource Center Get help

    Search this database to learn how to start, finance or manage your small business. Resources include sample business plans, how to guides, articles and websites.

    US History In Context Get help

    Contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History. Includes reference content, along with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

    Vocation and Careers Collection

    Articles from 400 magazines and journals, with information on careers and professions as well as job searching and vocational milestones.

    World History In Context Get help

    Offers students and researchers access to a broad collection of scholarly analysis and award-winning full-text periodicals, reference works and primary documents.

    WorldCat: The World’s Largest Library Catalog

    The WorldCat database searches the collections of libraries in the U.S. and around the world. It also contains article citations with links to their full text; authoritative research materials, such as documents and photos of local or historic significance; and digital versions of rare items that aren’t available to the public. Because WorldCat searches libraries in dozens of countries, resources are available in many languages. Once you find an item you are interested in, request it through interlibrary loan.

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