What is a Research Database?

A research database can help you search and access reliable and credible information from:

  • Journals, magazines, and newspapers
  • Books and e-books
  • Videos and podcasts
  • Images, maps, and illustrations
  • Radio and television transcripts
  • Websites

Databases may cover a wide range of topics like General OneFile, or may be subject specific like the Nursing Reference Center.

You can search a database by keyword, subject, author, title, or publication title.

Why Use a Research Database

Improve the Quality of Your Papers

  • Databases contain credible and reliable sources.
  • Find scholarly sources.
  • Articles are written by experts and journalists.

Save You Time

Databases help you find the sources you need for college classes and provide:

  • Topic suggestions
  • Citation help
  • Articles tagged by subject / topic
  • Emailing, printing, or downloading of articles

Save You Money

Many articles are not available for free on the Internet, but your LCC username and password provide you access to articles in databases worth over $300,000.

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