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One librarian's picks and tips.
Hello! I created this brief guide to highlight some of my favorite HCC Libraries databases.

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Searching Smaller Library Databases

Besides the big Library Catalog Search on the HCC Libraries Home page here, you can search smaller, individual databases of articles, media, and other materials.

All HCC Libraries databases can be accessed via the following link:

My selected list is on the second page of this guide, linked below:

About Library Databases & Their Contents

  • The library has many different databases. Some are multidisciplinary in scope, while others cover a specific subject or discipline, e.g. literature or nursing.
  • Some databases largely consist of scholarly content, e.g. peer-reviewed, while others contain a mix of scholarly journals, newspapers,  magazines, and encyclopedias.
  • When searching a database, look for the "Scholarly/Peer Review" box to limit your results to just those types of articles.
  • To learn more about scholarly or peer-reviewed articles, explore the links below:

Should I use Google or Library Resources?

Short Answer: Both!  This brief (1:39) video from Ronald Williams Library explains: