Research Databases (Find Articles)

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

  • Academic OneFile (Gale) Get help

    Broad collection of scholarly journals across a variety of disciplines.

    Academic Search Complete (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.

    Associates Programs Source Plus (EBSCOhost) Get help

    This database designed specifically for the research needs of two-year college students. Providing thousands of full-text journals and books, plus country reports and market research reports, it covers the most relevant subjects, including biotechnology, graphic arts, criminal justice and veterinary assisting.

    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

    For full access to bostonglobe.com, please email reference@gcc.mass.edu for the login information.

    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.

    Britannica Moderna (Spanish) Get help

    A Spanish-language reference of 24,000 entries and 2.5 million words that covers all fields of knowledge, including arts, geography, philosophy, science, sports, and much more.

    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 Source Complete (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.

    Daily Hampshire Gazette

    The Northampton, MA daily newspaper The Daily Hampshire Gazette, covering news and events in Hampshire County and beyond. For full access to gazettenet.com, please email reference@gcc.mass.edu for the login information.

    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.

    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.

    Environment Complete (EBSCOhost) Get help

    Contains full-text and indexed academic journals and other publications in ecology, geology, and environmental science.

    Environmental Studies (Gale in Context) Get help

    Focuses on the interdisciplinary study of sustainability and the environment.

    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 and Wellness (Gale)

    This database offers access to full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and much more. Perfect for researchers at all levels, this comprehensive consumer health resource provides authoritative information on the full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices.

    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.

    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.

    LegalForms (Gale) Get help

    State-specific and multi-state legal forms  for the most common legal procedures.  Includes real estate contracts, wills, premarital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant, and many others.

    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.

    New York Times Online (nytimes.com)

    Access to nytimes.com. Includes daily news and archives dating back to 1851. Log in with your GCC Library Card, then create a nytimes.com account.

    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.

    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!

    PebbleGo: Animals and Biographies Get help

    Easily accessible, kid-friendly database for the youngest researchers.

    Peterson’s Test Prep (Gale) Get help

    An online tool library for standardized test preparation, researching and selecting colleges and graduate schools, finding tuition assistance, and exploring careers.

    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.

    Prehospital Emergency Care

    This peer-reviewed Journal, published bimonthly by Taylor and Francis, is the official Journal of National Association of EMS Physicians, National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO), National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE), National EMS Management Association (NEMSMA), National Association of EMTs (NAEMT), and National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). The Journal features original research, NAEMSP Position Papers, Case Conferences, Collective Reviews and Editorials.

    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

    This includes Psychology and Behavioral Science Collection, Social Sciences Full Text, and Associates Program Source Plus. It’s a good source for academic articles about psychology, sociology, social work, and anthropology.

    Recorder 

    The Greenfield, MA daily newspaper The Recorder, covering news and events in Franklin County and beyond. For full access to recorder.com, please email reference@gcc.mass.edu for the login information.

    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 (Gale Interactive) Get help

    An online learning tool that takes visual-spatial learning to the next level by bringing the lab to the classroom.

    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.

    Science Full Text Select (EBSCOhost) Get help

    Full-text academic journals from a range of science disciplines.

    Social Sciences Full Text (EBSCOhost) Get help

    Covering the latest concepts, theories and methods from both applied and theoretical aspects of the social sciences, this full-text database includes the most important English-language social science journals.

    Transparent Language for Libraries Get help

    Learn over 110 languages, including English as a second language

    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.

    Wall Street Journal

    For access to wsj.com, please email reference@gcc.mass.edu for the login information.

    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

    This includes Psychology and Behavioral Science Collection, Social Sciences Full Text, and Associates Program Source Plus. It’s a good source for academic articles about psychology, sociology, social work, and anthropology.

    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.

    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 Complete (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

    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 Complete (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.

    Wall Street Journal

    For access to wsj.com, please email reference@gcc.mass.edu for the login information.

    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.

    Transparent Language for Libraries Get help

    Learn over 110 languages, including English as a second language

    Social Sciences Full Text (EBSCOhost) Get help

    Covering the latest concepts, theories and methods from both applied and theoretical aspects of the social sciences, this full-text database includes the most important English-language social science journals.

    Science Full Text Select (EBSCOhost) Get help

    Full-text academic journals from a range of science disciplines.

    Science (Gale Interactive) Get help

    An online learning tool that takes visual-spatial learning to the next level by bringing the lab to the classroom.

    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 

    The Greenfield, MA daily newspaper The Recorder, covering news and events in Franklin County and beyond. For full access to recorder.com, please email reference@gcc.mass.edu for the login information.

    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.

    Prehospital Emergency Care

    This peer-reviewed Journal, published bimonthly by Taylor and Francis, is the official Journal of National Association of EMS Physicians, National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO), National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE), National EMS Management Association (NEMSMA), National Association of EMTs (NAEMT), and National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). The Journal features original research, NAEMSP Position Papers, Case Conferences, Collective Reviews and Editorials.

    Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine (Gale OneFile) Get help

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

    Peterson’s Test Prep (Gale) Get help

    An online tool library for standardized test preparation, researching and selecting colleges and graduate schools, finding tuition assistance, and exploring careers.

    PebbleGo: Animals and Biographies Get help

    Easily accessible, kid-friendly database for the youngest researchers.

    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.

    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 (nytimes.com)

    Access to nytimes.com. Includes daily news and archives dating back to 1851. Log in with your GCC Library Card, then create a nytimes.com account.

    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.

    LegalForms (Gale) Get help

    State-specific and multi-state legal forms  for the most common legal procedures.  Includes real estate contracts, wills, premarital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant, and many others.

    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 Wellness (Gale)

    This database offers access to full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and much more. Perfect for researchers at all levels, this comprehensive consumer health resource provides authoritative information on the full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices.

    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.

    Environmental Studies (Gale in Context) Get help

    Focuses on the interdisciplinary study of sustainability and the environment.

    Environment Complete (EBSCOhost) Get help

    Contains full-text and indexed academic journals and other publications in ecology, geology, and environmental science.

    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.

    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.

    Daily Hampshire Gazette

    The Northampton, MA daily newspaper The Daily Hampshire Gazette, covering news and events in Hampshire County and beyond. For full access to gazettenet.com, please email reference@gcc.mass.edu for the login information.

    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.

    Britannica Moderna (Spanish) Get help

    A Spanish-language reference of 24,000 entries and 2.5 million words that covers all fields of knowledge, including arts, geography, philosophy, science, sports, and much more.

    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.

    Boston Globe

    For full access to bostonglobe.com, please email reference@gcc.mass.edu for the login information.

    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.

    Associates Programs Source Plus (EBSCOhost) Get help

    This database designed specifically for the research needs of two-year college students. Providing thousands of full-text journals and books, plus country reports and market research reports, it covers the most relevant subjects, including biotechnology, graphic arts, criminal justice and veterinary assisting.

    Academic OneFile (Gale) Get help

    Broad collection of scholarly journals across a variety of disciplines.