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Research databases (find articles)

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

Looking for a particular journal/magazine/newspaper, but don’t know which database to find it in? Use our Journal Locator.

  • Academic OneFile (Gale) Get help

    Broad collection of scholarly journals across a variety of disciplines.

    Academic Search Premier (EBSCOhost) Get help

    Librarians’ Best Bet for

    Academic Articles
    Articles on the Arts
    Science Information

    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.

    Biography (Gale 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

    Full text journals that cover clinical medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system and the pre-clinical sciences.

    Boston Globe (ProQuest)

    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.

    Business (Gale OneFile) Get help

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

    Business Insights: Essentials (Gale) 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 (Sage)

    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 (Gale OneFile) Get help

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

    Diversity Studies (Gale OneFile) Get help

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

    eBook Collection (EBSCOhost) Get help

    Full-text ebooks, many published by college and university publishers, which can be read online or downloaded.

    Educator’s Reference Complete (Gale OneFile) Get help

    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.

    Elementary (Gale In Context) Get help

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

    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.

    Entrepreneurship (Gale Business) 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.

    Environmental Studies and Policy (Gale OneFile) Get help

    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.

    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 (Gale OneFile) Get help

    Periodicals supporting research in fine arts and music.

    Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (EBSCOhost) Get help

    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 and Horticulture (Gale OneFile) Get help

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

    Gender Studies (Gale OneFile) Get help

    Periodicals exploring topics of gender in culture and society.

    General OneFile (Gale OneFile) Get help

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

    Global Issues (Gale In Context) Get help

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

    GreenFILE (EBSCOhost) Get help

    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 and Medicine (Gale OneFile) Get help

    Full text nursing and allied health journals, plus personal health information sources.

    Health Source: Consumer Edition (EBSCOhost) Get help

    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

    Nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines, plus abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 additional journals.

    HeinOnline Get help

    HeinOnline is a premier online database containing more than 178 million pages and 270,000 titles of historical and government documents in a fully searchable, image-based format. HeinOnline bridges an important research gap by providing comprehensive coverage from inception of more than 2,700 law-related periodicals. In addition to its vast collection of academic journals, HeinOnline contains the entire Congressional Record, Federal Register, and Code of Federal Regulations, complete coverage of the U.S. Reports back to 1754, and entire databases dedicated to treaties, constitutions, case law, world trials, classic treatises, international trade, foreign relations, U.S. Presidents, and much more.

    HeritageQuest Online

    HeritageQuest provides access to more than 4.4 billion records. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past. Records include the US census, wills and probates, obituaries, military records, immigration records, city directories, grave indexes, social security death indexes, US Indian Census Rolls, US Freedman records, photos, maps, and more.

    Hospitality and Tourism (Gale OneFile) Get help

    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.

    Journal of Adventure Education & Outdoor Learning (Taylor & Francis)

    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.

    JSTOR Get help

    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.

    Kanopy Streaming Films

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

    Literature Resource Center (Gale) Get help

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

    MAS Ultra – School Edition (EBSCOhost) Get help

    Librarians’ Best Bet for

    ESOL Reading

    Designed for high school students, this database has full text, reading-level-appropriate periodical and reference articles on a variety of topics. To help make finding articles in English easier, you can change the language of the search screen by clicking “languages” in the upper-right hand corner. 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 has citations and abstracts from authoritative medical journals in a variety of medical fields.

    Military & Government Collection (EBSCOhost) Get help

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

    New York Times Online (Gale)

    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.

    News (Gale OneFile) Get help

    Access to full-text newspapers for current news and searchable archives.

    Newsbank Get help

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

    Newspaper Source (EBSCOhost) Get help

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

    Nursing and Allied Health (Gale OneFile) Get help

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

    Opposing Viewpoints (Gale 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 Get help

    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 (Gale OneFile) Get help

    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) Get help

    Aimed at elementary school students, this database has 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

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

    Science (Gale In Context) Get help

    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.

    Science Database (ProQuest) Get help

    Librarians’ Best Bet for

    Science Information

    This database is a resource for students studying both the applied and general sciences. With coverage dating back to 1986, ProQuest Science Journals features over 1030 titles, with more than 760 available in full text. These journals cover hundreds of topics relating to all major fields of study, including: physics, engineering, astronomy, biology, earth science, chemistry, and more.

    U.S. History (Gale 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 (Gale OneFile) Get help

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

    World History (Gale 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.

  • Science Database (ProQuest) Get help

    Librarians’ Best Bet for

    Science Information

    This database is a resource for students studying both the applied and general sciences. With coverage dating back to 1986, ProQuest Science Journals features over 1030 titles, with more than 760 available in full text. These journals cover hundreds of topics relating to all major fields of study, including: physics, engineering, astronomy, biology, earth science, chemistry, and more.

    Religion and Philosophy Collection (EBSCOhost) Get help

    Librarians’ Best Bet for

    Philosophy Articles

    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 (Gale 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 has full text, reading-level-appropriate periodical and reference articles on a variety of topics. To help make finding articles in English easier, you can change the language of the search screen by clicking “languages” in the upper-right hand corner. You can also limit by Lexile Reading Level on the advanced search screen.

    JSTOR Get help

    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 (Taylor & Francis)

    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) Get help

    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 (Gale) 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 (Gale 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
    Science Information

    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 (Gale 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 (Gale OneFile) Get help

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

    U.S. History (Gale 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.

    Science (Gale In Context) Get help

    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.

    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) Get help

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

    Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine (Gale OneFile) Get help

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

    Ovid Nursing Journals Get help

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

    Nursing and Allied Health (Gale OneFile) Get help

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

    Newspaper Source (EBSCOhost) Get help

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

    Newsbank Get help

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

    News (Gale OneFile) Get help

    Access to full-text newspapers for current news and searchable archives.

    New York Times Online (Gale)

    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

    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 has citations and abstracts from authoritative medical journals in a variety of medical fields.

    Literature Resource Center (Gale) Get help

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

    Kanopy Streaming Films

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

    Hospitality and Tourism (Gale OneFile) Get help

    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.

    HeritageQuest Online

    HeritageQuest provides access to more than 4.4 billion records. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past. Records include the US census, wills and probates, obituaries, military records, immigration records, city directories, grave indexes, social security death indexes, US Indian Census Rolls, US Freedman records, photos, maps, and more.

    HeinOnline Get help

    HeinOnline is a premier online database containing more than 178 million pages and 270,000 titles of historical and government documents in a fully searchable, image-based format. HeinOnline bridges an important research gap by providing comprehensive coverage from inception of more than 2,700 law-related periodicals. In addition to its vast collection of academic journals, HeinOnline contains the entire Congressional Record, Federal Register, and Code of Federal Regulations, complete coverage of the U.S. Reports back to 1754, and entire databases dedicated to treaties, constitutions, case law, world trials, classic treatises, international trade, foreign relations, U.S. Presidents, and much more.

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

    Nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines, plus abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 additional journals.

    Health Source: Consumer Edition (EBSCOhost) Get help

    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 and Medicine (Gale OneFile) Get help

    Full text nursing and allied health journals, plus personal health information sources.

    Global Issues (Gale In Context) Get help

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

    General OneFile (Gale OneFile) Get help

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

    Gender Studies (Gale OneFile) Get help

    Periodicals exploring topics of gender in culture and society.

    Gardening and Horticulture (Gale OneFile) Get help

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

    Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (EBSCOhost) Get help

    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 (Gale OneFile) Get help

    Periodicals supporting research in fine arts and music.

    Environmental Studies and Policy (Gale OneFile) Get help

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

    Entrepreneurship (Gale Business) 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.

    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.

    Elementary (Gale In Context) Get help

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

    Educator’s Reference Complete (Gale OneFile) Get help

    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.

    eBook Collection (EBSCOhost) Get help

    Full-text ebooks, many published by college and university publishers, which can be read online or downloaded.

    Diversity Studies (Gale OneFile) Get help

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

    Criminal Justice (Gale OneFile) Get help

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

    Contexts (Sage)

    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.

    Business (Gale OneFile) Get help

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

    Boston Globe (ProQuest)

    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

    Full text journals that cover clinical medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system and the pre-clinical sciences.

    Academic OneFile (Gale) Get help

    Broad collection of scholarly journals across a variety of disciplines.

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