All Databases A-Z

* Includes peer-reviewed content.

Academic Search Complete*

Comprehensive, multidisciplinary article database offering excellent coverage of magazine and scholarly journal articles selected to support academic studies. (Provider: EBSCO)

Access Science

Science reference database covering all major scientific disciplines.  Features content from the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology and the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Scientific & Technical Terms. (Provider: McGraw-Hill)

Access World News

A comprehensive resource that provides full-text information and perspectives from national and international news sources, each with its own distinctive focus offering diverse viewpoints on local, regional and world issues. Date coverage varies with individual newspaper. Sources include thousands of broadcast transcripts, newswires, blogs, web-only content, videos, journals, magazines, and more. (Provider: NewsBank)

America: History and Life*

Database of journal and book content focusing on the history and culture of the United States and Canada. (Provider: EBSCO)


Image database covering art, architecture, design, archaeology, and more. (Provider: Artstor)

Biblical Archaeology Society Online Archive

Special collection of journals and books for researching topics related to biblical archaeology. (Provider: Biblical Archaeology Society)

Biography Reference Center

Contains many of the top-ranked biographical reference collections and magazines, this database offers a comprehensive collection of full-text biographies and unique narrative biographies. (Provider: EBSCO)

Business Source Complete*

Business research database with articles from leading business periodicals, scholarly journals, and trade publications.  Also includes company information, industry profiles, SWOT analyses, and market research reports. (Provider: EBSCO)

CINAHL Complete* (Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature)

Specialized research database offering comprehensive journal literature coverage for the nursing and allied health disciplines.  This is an essential research tool for our new Health Information Management (HIM) bachelor's degree program.  It provides full-text article content from thousands of journals—including leading titles for the HIM field, such as: Journal of AHIMA and Healthcare Informatics. (Provider: EBSCO)


Gateway to digital college catalogs (with course descriptions), institution profiles, transcript keys, and other helpful resources for college and career planning.  Covers institutions in the U.S. and abroad, and includes a search feature by location, degree, tuition, etc. (Provider: CollegeSource)

Communication & Mass Media Complete*

Research and trade journals covering all areas of media and communications. (Provider: EBSCO)

Computers & Applied Sciences Complete*

Computers & Applied Sciences Complete is a full-text database covering computing, technology and engineering disciplines. It is especially useful to researchers studying the business and social implications of new technology.  (Provider: EBSCO)

Consumer Health Complete

Database of consumer-oriented health information resources. Includes magazines, journals, reference books, pamphlets, videos, images, and more. (Provider: EBSCO)


Database of information on the world's countries. (Provider: CountryWatch)

CQ Researcher

Database of special reports on current controversial issues. Each single-themed report includes an issue overview, background, outlook, and pro/con feature—plus infographic charts and lists of resources for further investigation.  (Provider: CQ Press)

EBSCOhost Multiple Database Search*

Combined search of the library's currently subscribed EBSCO article databases—including general, academic, business, health, humanities, social science, and vocational titles.  Provides access to scholarly journal and general-interest magazine content. (Provider: EBSCO)

Environment Complete*

Special collection of magazine and journal literature covering environmental topics. (Provider: EBSCO)


A major database for education literature searches.  Indexes education journals, reports, dissertations, and more. (Provider: EBSCO)

Ethnic NewsWatch*

Database of articles published by ethnic and minority presses. (Provider: ProQuest)

Fashion Snoops

An interactive tool of the fashion trade that includes trend forecasting, retail reports, runway previews, and trade shows with thousands of color illustrations. (Provider: Fashion Snoops)

Films on Demand

Database of thousands of educational videos on a wide variety of topics. (Provider: Films Media Group)

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Invaluable online collection of specialized encyclopedias and reference books for multidisciplinary research.  Great starting point for locating facts, background, and overview information. (Provider: Gale)

Health Source*

Database of scholarly and professional health care journals, plus general-interest health magazines.  The literature of the allied health sciences and rehabilitation medicine is well represented. (Provider: EBSCO)

History Reference Center*

Covering both U.S. and world history topics, History Reference Center is a full-text database featuring historical reference books, magazines, journals and thousands of primary source documents. (Provider: EBSCO)

Job and Career Accelerator

A comprehensive online platform for job and career research.  Includes career match assessments, occupation exploration tools, and other job search resources.  Create your own free account to begin your search! (Provider: LearningExpress)


Archive of scholarly journal articles. Content spans many disciplines, primarily in the humanities and social sciences. (Provider: JSTOR)

Literary Reference Center Plus*

Ideal for research assignments of a literary nature.  Includes literary journals, books, author biographies, plot summaries, and more. (Provider: EBSCO)

Literature Resource Center*

A favorite go-to database for literature research assignments.  Provides access to selected journals and reference books that are excellent sources for literary criticism, plot summaries, author biographies, etc. (Provider: Gale)

MarketLine / Datamonitor Company Profiles

Company overviews, major products and services, and market conditions. (Provider: EBSCO)

MarketLine / Datamonitor Industry Profiles

Industry overviews, competitive outlook, and forecasts. (Provider: EBSCO)

MasterFILE Complete*

Database designed for public libraries.  Provides multidisciplinary content from general-interest magazines, reference books, primary source documents, and more. (Provider: EBSCO)

MEDLINE* (Upgraded package with more full text)

The premier database for searching biomedical literature. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE provides access to articles from key journals in the fields of medicine, healthcare administration, allied health, nursing, rehabilitation, dentistry, veterinary science, and more.   Note that this version of MEDLINE (that Mesa College subscribes to) is an upgraded package with full text for over 1400 journals.  (Provider: EBSCO)

MEDLINE — PubMed Interface*

The National Library of Medicine's public interface to the Medline database.  Use the "free full text" limit to link out to full-text content that is available at no cost through the open access PubMed Central (PMC) journal archive and other publisher websites. (Provider: EBSCO)

Military & Government

Database designed to offer news pertaining to all branches of the military and government.  Content includes magazine and journal literature and more. (Provider: EBSCO)

National Geographic Magazine Archive

Cover-to-cover access to the entire run back to 1888, including illustrations. (Provider: Gale)

Newspaper Source Plus

Database of articles from a variety of U.S. and international newspapers. Also includes news transcripts from ABC, CNN, NPR, and more. (Provider: EBSCO)

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Multimedia database with in-depth analysis of thousands of social issues. Includes essays, journal articles, images, videos, podcasts, and more. A companion to the Opposing Viewpoints book series. (Provider: Gale)

Oxford English Dictionary

Definitions, pronunciation, and history of the English language. (Provider: Oxford University Press)

Oxford Reference Online

Database of reference works published by Oxford University Press. (Provider: Oxford University Press)

Points of View Reference Center

Database of resources that present multiple sides of a current issue. Includes point/counterpoint essays, videos, primary source documents, news transcripts, and more. (Provider: EBSCO)

Professional Development Collection*

Database offering journal content and educational reports geared to professional librarians, educators, and education researchers. (Provider: EBSCO)


Database of articles from journals published by the American Psychological Association. (Provider: EBSCO)

Psychology & Behavioral Science*

Journal article database covering publications in psychology, psychiatry, anthropology, and experimental methods. (Provider: EBSCO)

Regional Business News

Business news content from regional business journals and news sources. (Provider: EBSCO)

Religion & Philosophy Collection*

Journal database featuring publications relevant to religion and philosophy studies.  Article topics include world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, political philosophy, moral philosophy, the history of philosophy, etc. (Provider: EBSCO)

Science Online Archive*

World's leading journal of original scientific research. (Provider: American Association for the Advancement of Science)

San Diego Union Tribune

San Diego Union Tribune Current online access with back files to 1984 to staff-written, full-text articles (contained in print publication) and Web-only content (contained in web edition of publication). (Provider: NewsBank)


Special collection of journals and books for research in sociology and related fields.  Provides extensive coverage of social issue topics. (Provider: EBSCO)

Super Search*

The library's discovery platform. Searches across many of the library's resources: library books, media, all library EBSCO databases, and other database providers.  Note: Not all databases are searchable through this platform. (Provider: EBSCO)

SWANK Digital Campus

Streaming video collection of feature films from major Hollywood studios. (Provider: Swank Motion Pictures)

US Newsstream

Online access to major newspapers such as:  Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Chicago Tribune. (Provider: ProQuest)

Vocational Studies Complete

Interdisciplinary database of key journals covering vocational programs in a wide array of fields. (Provider: EBSCO)

Vogue Archive

The entire run of Vogue Magazine from 1892 to the present day with high-resolution color page images. Beyond the obvious coverage of fashion, this database also includes valuable resources for the study of gender, photography, social history, theater, popular culture, and much more. (Provider: ProQuest)