Full List of Library Databases
The Gavilan Library pays for access to the following databases. If you are trying to access the databases from off-campus, you will need your Gavilan Library card or GavID number. If you don't find what you want here, try our list of Selected Websites by Subject.
Databases by Subject
Arts & Humanities
Business & Economics
Controversial Issues / Pro Con
Encyclopedias & Background Information
|Alphabetical List of Gavilan College Databases|
A to Z Online Edition Series --
|America: History and Life -- provides a robust source of information focusing on the history and life of the United States and Canada. Selective indexing includes over a thousand journals dating back over 55 years. This source has proved to be anï¿½important bibliographic reference tool for students and scholars of U.S. and Canadian history|
|Auto Reference Center -- A comprehensive collection of automobile repair reference information and contains repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. New repair procedures, TSBs and updates are added to the product on a regular basis.|
Biography Reference Center: offers a comprehensive collection of more than 460,000 full-text biographies, including the complete full-text run of Biography Today and Biography, as well as thousands of narrative biographies including actors, authors, composers, explorers, figures relevant to U.S. & world history, inventors, musicians, Presidents of the United States, current world leaders and many others.
|Britannica Academic Edition -- Britannica Academic delivers fast and easy access to high-quality, comprehensive information. The rich combination of the insightful Encyclopï¿½dia Britannica plus Merriam-Websterï¿½s Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools provides the variety of reliable sources that students need to consult when conducting thorough researchï¿½all from one resource.|
Business Source Complete: includes indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals, dating back as far as 1886. In addition, searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,300 journals. Also includes detailed company information for more than 1.1 million of the worldï¿½s largest public and private companies: case Studies, industry profiles, SWOT analyses, market research reports and more.
|Consumer Health Complete -- is designed for the everyday consumer of health care information.CHC provides convenient access to easily understandable health and medical information. Consumers can search and browse within medical encyclopedias, popular reference books, and magazine articles.|
|CountryWatch -- for information on countries and cultures.|
|CQ Encyclopedia of American Government - offers thousands of concise, up-to-date explanations of the who, how, and why of American democracy. Expert, clearly written articles on contemporary and historical topics.|
|CQ Historic Documents Series Online Edition-- collects more than 2,500 primary sources covering current events around the world from 1972 to present and provides a clear, logical organization and tools for exploring these rich resources.|
|CQ Researcher- CQ Researcher is noted for its in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy..|
|Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text includes bibliographic records and full text of the essential journals related to criminal justice and criminology. This database features over 580 journals from around the world.|
|Daily Life Through History-- Daily Life through History provides the everyday details about past eras that make historical accounts relevant and meaningful.|
|EBooks on EBSCOHost -- The This collection includes 3 databases: Gavilan College Library has purchased approximately 24,000+ electronic books (eBooks) and Gavilan College has subscribed to a Community College and an Academic collection of eBooks with more than 100,000 titles, making it possible for you to access more than 130,000 electronic books 24/7 online through EBSCO.|
EbscoHost Core Search - Combines the 3 core EBSCO databases Academic Search Complete, Masterfile Complete and Newspaper Source Plus -- three databases that cover the broadest array of subjects. Academic Search Complete provides complete coverage of multidisciplinary academic journals. The level and range of content included in this resource fully supports scholarly research in the key areas of academic study by providing peer-reviewed journals, full-text periodicals, reports, books, and much more. MasterFile Complete offers the largest collection of the most popular full-text magazines, journals, and other highly-regarded sources from the world's leading publishers, covering virtually every subject area of general interest. Newspaper Source Plus offers more than 58 million full-text articles from more than 1,200 newspapers, this database provides a comprehensive collection of the world's major newspaper content.
|EbscoHost Newspaper Source Plus - Newspaper Source Plus offers more than 58 million full-text articles from more than 1,200 newspapers, this database provides a comprehensive collection of the world's major newspaper content.|
|Education Research Complete covers areas of curriculum instruction as well as administration, policy, funding, and related social issues.|
|English Language Learner Reference Center Customized content in ELL Reference Center is designed to support ELLs’ English-language proficiency and comprehension in topics including literacy, researching, note-taking, and academic writing.|
|Environment Complete offers deep coverage in the areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, and affiliated areas of study. This valuable database contains millions of records from over 2,500 domestic and international titles dating back over 100 years.|
|ERIC: Education Research Information Center -- provides access to educational literature and resources. This database provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index. This resource contains more than a million records and links to hundreds of thousands of full-text documents from ERIC back to 1966.|
|Ferguson's Guidance Center --The essential career research database including job Profiles, skills, and resources. Known for its unprecedented depth of coverage, this comprehensive career research database is organized into three main sections. The material draws from a range of authoritative sources, including more than 880 updated articles and entries from the Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance, 16th Edition. A new "From Our Career Experts" section features regular blog posts with an archive of more than 2,000 posts.|
|Films on Demand --Thousands of videos from the world's top producers viewable anytime, anywhere.|
|Gavilan Catalog --Search for Library materials including books, ebooks, videos and audiobooks.|
|GreenFILE -- provides a collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments, and what can be done at each level to minimize these effects.This tool includes indexing and abstracts for more than 760,000 records and open access full text for more than 11,000 records.|
|Health Source: Consumer Edition -- contains a rich collection of consumer health information provides access to nearly 80 full-text consumer health magazines, including American Fitness, Better Nutrition, Harvard Health Letter, Men's Health, Muscle & Fitness, Prevention, Vegetarian Times, and many others. Also included in this database is searchable full text for current health-related pamphlets and more than 100 full-text health reference books.|
|Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition -- provides researchers, allied health professionals, nurses and medical educators with access to full-text scholarly journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong. Database covers an array of relevant topics, including pediatric nursing, critical care, mental health, nursing management, medical law and many more.|
History Reference Center -- Features full text for more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers as well as full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals. Also included are historical documents, biographies, historical photos, maps and video.
Literary Reference Center Plus: is a comprehensive database that provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. Literary Reference Center is a full-text database that combines information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals as well as original content from EBSCO Publishing.
Gale Artemis Literary Resources--Gale Artemis Literary Resources is your most current, comprehensive, and reliable online resource for research on literary topics, authors, and their works. Its coverage includes all genres and disciplines, all time periods, and all regions of the world.
|Military & Government Collection -- offers current news through a collection ofï¿½periodicals, academic journals and other content pertinent to the increasing needs for all branches of the military and government.ï¿½This collection provides full text for hundreds journals and periodicals. The database also offers indexing and abstracts for hundreds of journals.|
|Opposing Viewpoints In Context - Opposing Viewpoints in Context helps students research, analyze and organize a broad variety of data for conducting research, completing writing assignments, preparing for debates, creating presentations and more.|
|Oxford Art Online --Offers access to the most authoritative, inclusive, and easily searchable online art resources available today. Through a single, elegant gateway users can accessï¿½and simultaneously cross-searchï¿½an expanding range of Oxfordï¿½s acclaimed art reference works: Grove Art Online, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, as well as many specially commissioned articles and bibliographies available exclusively online.|
Points of View Reference Center: is designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects and can be used as a guide to debate, developing arguments, writing position papers, and for development of critical thinking skills. Each Points of ViewEssay includes a series of questions and additional material to generate further thought. Also included are thousands of supporting articles from the world’s top political and societal publications.
|Political Science Complete provides extensive coverage of global political topics with a worldwide focus, reflecting the globalization of contemporary political discourse. Designed specifically for students, researchers and government institutions, Political Science Complete (PSC) contains full text for hundreds of journals along with indexing and abstracting for thousands of publications.|
|Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection -- provides access to more than 530 full-text journals, including Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, European Archives of Psychiatry & Clinical Neuroscience, European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, European Journal of Neuroscience, International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice, International Review of Psychiatry, Journal of Clinical & Experimental Neuropsychology, Journal of Mental Health, Social Psychiatry & Psychiatric Epidemiology and many more. Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection also provides particularly strong coverage in child & adolescent psychology and various areas of counseling.|
|Professional Development Collection -- contains the most beneficial and most significant collection of full-text education journals in the world.|
|PubMed Central -- PubMed Centralï¿½ (PMC) is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).|
|RAND California -- RAND California contains more than 160 databases in the categories. Much of the data are available at the national, state, county, and city levels. Data are updated on a regular basis.|
|Religion & Philosophy Collection -- offering hundreds of full-text, scholarly journals, this resource provides an in-depth collection of resources covering topics such as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy. Religion & Philosophy Collection provides coverage of key theological and philosophical resources spanning over 100 years.|
|Science Full Text Selectoffers a broad range of subject coverage, making it easy to keep pace with scientific and technical developments. Subjects covered in this database include acoustics, botany, earth science, robotics and much, much more. Including all of the full-text content from Applied Science & Technology Full Text, Biological & Agricultural Index Plus, General Science Full Text and other renowned science content, this database is essential for offering complete coverage of science research.|
|Science Reference Center covers topics in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, life science, mathematics, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology, and wildlife. This is a small but useful database that allows for easy browsing in content areas.|
|SocINDEX with Full Text offers comprehensive coverage of sociology, encompassing all sub-disciplines and closely related areas of study, including demography, ethnic and racial studies, gender studies, marriage and family, political sociology, religion, rural and urban sociology, social development, social psychology, social structure, social work, socio-cultural anthropology, sociological history, sociological research, sociological theory, and more.|
|Teacher Reference Center -- covers a variety of topics of interest to teachers, including Assessment, Best Practices, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, School Administration, Science & Mathematics, Teacher Education|
|US History In Context - U.S. History in Context delivers comprehensive, contextual, media-rich search results from the most extensive online collection of historical information available today.|
|Vocational Studies Complete -- contains full-text journals as well as a selection of full-text books covering such varied topics as alcohol and drug abuse counseling, audiology, biotechnology, computer and data processing, CAD, cosmetology, electrical technology, fashion design, forensics, graphic arts, health information technology, interior design, law enforcement and criminal justice, paralegal studies, robotics, travel and tourism, veterinary assisting, and dozens more.|
Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000 -- Women and Social Movements in the United States is a resource for students and scholars of U.S. history and U.S. women's history. The collection currently includes 100 document projects and archives with almost 3,950 documents and 150,000 pages of additional full-text documents, written by some 2,150 primary authors. It also includes book, film, and website reviews, notes from the archives, and teaching tools.
World Religions Online -- From the beginnings of human history, societies and cultures have established themselves around religious and spiritual practices. Religion has affected decisions personal and political, local and global, and continues to play an important role in the lives of individuals and in the cultures of nations. World Religions Online explores religion and spirituality in an objective manner, from the ceremonies of the first practitioners to the elaborate rituals of today.