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.

A-Z List of Gavilan College Databases

Databases by Subject

Multidisciplinary / Arts & Humanities / Business & Economics / Controversial Issues ProCon / Education / Encyclopedias & Background Information / Health & Medicine / History / News / Science & Technology / Social Sciences / Other

Alphabetical List of Gavilan College Databases

Link to Alt-Health Watch database Alt-Health Watch --  is a full-text alternative health research database focused on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers the latest information about the evolving practice of holistic medicine and therapies. 
  A to Z online series from CQ Press

A to Z Online Edition Series -- 
Congress A to ZElections A to Z, The Presidency A to ZThe Supreme Court A to ZThe U.S. Constitution A to Z

America: history and life 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 an�important bibliographic reference tool for students and scholars of U.S. and Canadian history
Encyclopedia Britannica icon Britannica Academic Edition  --  Britannica Academic delivers fast and easy access to high-quality, comprehensive information. The rich combination of the insightful Encyclop�dia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster�s 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 research�all from one resource.
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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 world�s largest public and private companies: case Studies, industry profiles, SWOT analyses, market research reports and more.

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Community Oral History Project at Gavilan College: acts as an archive for the collection of local oral history–the stories of real people talking about their lives in a way that paints a rich and detailed history of the area.

CountryWatch icon CountryWatch  -- for information on countries and cultures.
  CQ Press logo 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 Press logo 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.
Link to CQ Political Handbook of the World CQ Political Handbook of the World --  provides thorough and accurate information on the major aspects of each country's government and political party system. In addition to the United Nations and its specialized agencies, the Handbook profiles a number of intergovernmental organizations, such as the African Union, OPEC, NATO, the WTO, regional banks, and the International Criminal Court.
CQ Researcher icon 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 icon   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.
Digital Theatre Plus logo Digital Theatre+ -- T he world’s leading educational platform for the study of performing arts and dramatic texts. They provide three million students in over 2,900 schools, colleges and universities across almost 100 countries with unlimited access to thousands of full-length productions and educational resources.
Ebooks -- Gavilan Collection icon EBooks on EBSCOHost  --   This collection includes  databases: Gavilan College Library has purchased approximately 24,000+ electronic books (eBooks) and Gavilan College has subscribed to a Community College, an Academic, an Education and a History 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.
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EbscoHost Full Search -- Searching all Ebsco databases plus.

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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.

EBSCO icon 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 icon Education Research Complete  covers areas of curriculum instruction as well as administration, policy, funding, and related social issues.
Environment Complete Logo 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 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.
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Films on Demand  -- Thousands of videos from the world's top producers viewable anytime, anywhere.

Gavilan Catalog icon Gavilan Catalog  -- Search for Library materials including books, ebooks, videos and audiobooks.
GreenFILE 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 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 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.
Link to Historical Abstract with Full Text Historical Abstracts with Full Text --  is an exceptional research database covering world history from the 15 th century to the present. Coverage extends to related disciplines such as archaeology, anthropology and sociology. 
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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.

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Humanities International Complete --  full-text database covering literary, scholarly and creative thought. It provides full text, indexing and abstracts for the most noted scholarly sources in the humanities.

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Journal of Faculty Development  (Jan 2020- Jan 2024) --  a professional journal devoted to advancing theoretical and practical understandings of faculty development in post-secondary institutions.

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LGBTQ+ Life with Full Text --  provides scholarly and popular LGBTQ+ publications in full text, plus historically important primary sources, including monographs, magazines and newspapers. It also includes a specialized LGBTQ+ thesaurus containing thousands of terms.


Gale Literature  -- Gale  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 Military & Government Collection -- offers current news through a collection of�periodicals, academic journals and other content pertinent to the increasing needs for all branches of the military and government.�This collection provides full text for hundreds journals and periodicals. The database also offers indexing and abstracts for hundreds of journals.
Opposing Viewpoints icon 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.  green ball icon
Grove Art Online database icon 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 access�and simultaneously cross-search�an expanding range of Oxford�s 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.
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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 icon 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 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.
PubMed Central icon PubMed Central  --  PubMed Central� (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 icon 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.
Salem Press Reference Shelf logo Salem Press Reference Shelf -- Each year, over 250 carefully selected articles and documents provide balanced coverage, supported by comprehensive background information, on the topics of vital interest to students and researchers in our fast-changing world.
Science Full Text Select Icon Science Full Text Select offers 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.
SocINDEX Sociology Database icon 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.
Statista database logo Statista.com professionally gathers and compiles data from numerous institutes and sources,
Teacher Reference Center 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.
usnewsstreamlogo.png US Newsstream - S earch the most recent premium U.S. news content, as well as archives which stretch back into the 1980s featuring top newspapers, newswires, blogs, and news sites in active full-text format
Vocational Studies Complete 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.