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Library Databases

Access articles, eBooks, videos, audiobooks, and more. Library databases are available for LCC students, faculty, and staff only. Log in to any database using your LCC email and password.

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A - Z Maps

About A - Z Maps

A - Z Maps online is the world's most useful map database.

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Sample Topics

  • World Maps
  • Continent Maps
  • Country Maps
  • U.S. State Mapes
  • Climate Change Maps
  • Flags of the World
  • Volcano Maps
  • Weather Maps
      • and more



Catalog of Art Museum Images Online

A growing online collection documenting works of art from around the world, representing the collections of prominent museums. CAMIO highlights the creative output of cultures around the world, from prehistoric to contemporary times, and covering the complete range of expressive forms.

CAMIO is licensed for use by students, faculty, and researchers at subscribing institutions. Works of art may be used for educational and research purposes during the term of the subscription, if they are properly credited. Images may not be published or otherwise distributed.

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Sample Topics

  • Architecture
  • Books
  • Costumes & Jewelry
  • Decorative Arts & Utilitarian Objects
  • Drawings & Watercolors
  • Museum Collections
  • Paintings
  • Photographs
  • Prints
  • Sculptures
  • Textiles
      • and more

CQ Researcher

About CQ Researcher

CQ Researcher provides award winning in-depth coverage of the most important issues of the day. Our reports are written by experienced journalists, footnoted and professionally fact-checked. Full-length articles include an overview, historical background, chronology, pro/con feature, plus resources for additional research. Graphics, photos and short features round out the reports. Shorter articles provide a solid introduction to subjects most in demand by students.

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Sample Topics

  • Agriculture
  • Business & Economics
  • Defense & National Security
  • Employment & Labor
  • Government, Budget & Taxes
  • Health
  • Housing & Development
  • Media
  • Religion
  • Social Movements
  • Transportation
      • and more


About CultureGrams

CultureGrams provides cultural reference information on people and countries around the world. Infographics depict an average person in the country as revealed by statistical data. Global statistical averages provide additional context.

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Featured Topics

  • World Edition - experience the world through information on more than 200 countries.
  • States Edition - explore all the U.S. states in colorful, engaging reports.
  • Kids Edition - get a kid's-eye views of daily life in countries around the world
  • Provinces Edition - tour all the Canadian provinces and territories in 13 image-filled reports


About Academic Search Complete

Academic Search Complete is a scholarly, multidiscipline periodical database designed specifically for academic institutions. 

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About Associates Programs Source

Associates Programs Source is a database providing access to journal articles and books on a variety of topics, including industries and trade, business management, law enforcement, and more.

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About CINAHL with Full Text

CINAHL with Full Text is the world's most comprehensive source of full text for nursing and allied health journals.

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About eBook Collection

The eBook Collection contains more than 150,000 titles focused on the academic needs of community colleges.

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About History Reference Center

History Reference center is the world's most comprehensive full text history reference database.

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About Literary Reference Center Plus

Literary Reference Center Plus is a full-text database that combines information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals as well as original content from EBSCO Publishing.

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About Health Source - Consumer Edition

Health Source - Consumer Edition is the richest collection of consumer health information available, providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.

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About AHFS Consumer Medication Information

AHFS Consumer Medication Information is a trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information, available in both English and Spanish. This content is updated monthly.

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About GreenFILE

GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment.

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About Teacher Reference Center

Teacher Reference Center provides indexing and abstracts for 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators.

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About Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings.

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Films on Demand

About Films on Demand

Leading source of high-quality video and multimedia for academic, vocational and life-skills content.

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Sample Topics

  • Anthropology
  • Business & Economics
  • Career & Job Search
  • Earth Science
  • Health & Medicine
  • Music & Dance
  • Philosophy & Religion
      • and more



About Global Issues in Context

International viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events.

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Sample Topics

  • Business & Economy
  • Health & Medicine
  • Conflict & Diplomacy
  • Science & Technology
  • Environment & Climate Change
  • Women, Children & Family

About Gale Virtual Reference Library

Users have access to thousands of eBooks for every research purpose, from multi-volume reference works to a newly published monograph on a leading-edge science topic.

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Sample Topics

  • Arts
  • Business
  • History
  • Law
  • Religion
  • Science



NewsBank - New! Free trial available until December 2019.

About Access World News

Find global information on topics related to business, economics, education, government, health, international studies, politics, science, social issues, sports, STEM and more from a variety of news media featuring newspapers, videos and web-only content.

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How to Use Access World News

How to Conduct a Basic Search

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Sample Topics

  • Business & Economics
  • Careers
  • Criminal Justice
  • Education
  • Environment Studies
  • Health
  • International Studies
  • People
  • Performing & Fine Arts
  • Political Science
  • Science
  • Social Issues
  • Sports
  • STEM
  • Technology


About Washington State News

Explore and research topics across Washington State.

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Sample Newspapers

  • The Bellingham Herald
  • Chinook Observer
  • Chronicle
  • Columbian
  • Daily Herald
  • Daily News
  • Daily Record
  • Daily World
  • Kitsap Sun
  • News Tribune
  • The Olympian
  • Seattle Times
  • Spokesman-Review
  • Tri-City Herald
  • Yakima Herald-Republic

About The Seattle Times Collection

Search more than 30 years of Seattle area history with The Seattle Times Integrated Collection. With coverage from 1985 – current, the Collection contains full-color newspaper pages, individual full-text articles and content only published online.

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About PrepSTEP

PrepSTEP provides the most comprehensive selection of academic and career-related resources available for students in one online location. Register a personal account to access a tutorial, take a test, or download an eBook.

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Sample Topics

  • Academic skill building
  • College placement test preparation
  • College and life skills tutorials
  • Soft skills training
  • Career advancement resources
  • Professional licensing and certification test prep
  • Basic computer skills training




About ProQuest

General academic research database; popular and scholarly articles; over 5,000 magazines and newspapers.

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Sample Topics

  • The Arts
  • Business
  • Health & Medicine
  • History
  • Literature & Language
  • Science & Technology
  • Social Sciences




About RBdigital

Titles from major publishing houses narrated by professional award-winning actors.

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Sample Genres

  • Biography, Autobiography & Memoir
  • Business & Economics
  • Classics
  • Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Fantasy
  • Foreign Language Study
  • General Nonfiction
  • Historical Fiction
  • Horror
  • Language Arts
  • LGBT Interest
  • Mystery
  • Poetry
  • Sci-Fi
  • Short Stories





About WorldCat

Borrow books from other libraries; includes OAISter (Open Archives Initiative) a digital image repository; ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) educational database of articles and books; and GPO (Government Printing Office) database of government publications.

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Sample Topics

  • Fiction
  • Juvenile Non-Fiction
  • Global Warming
  • Nutrition
  • Presidential Biographies
  • United Nations

Open Databases

Available free to anyone with internet access.

Directory of Open Access Books

Thousands of academic peer-reviewed books and chapters from 282 publishers.

Directory of Open Access Journals

A community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.

JSTOR Open Content

Thousands of free journal articles and open access book chapters.

HathiTrust Digital Library

A partnership of academic & research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.

LSE Research Online (Institutional Repository)

Journal articles, book chapters, books, working papers, conference papers and more produced by London School of Economics and Political Science staff.

Open SUNY Textbooks

An open textbook publishing initiative established by State University of New York libraries.

Open Textbook Library

A growing catalog of free, peer-reviewed, and openly-licensed textbooks.

OpenStax Digital Textbooks

Peer-reviewed, openly licensed college textbooks. TIP: Looking for your course textbook? Click here to access LCC's OER repository!

Oxford Open

Oxford University Press publishes the highest quality journals and delivers this research to the widest possible audience.

Project Gutenberg

Over 57,000 free eBooks.

SAGE Open Access Journals

SAGE is the world’s largest independent academic publisher and is committed to global dissemination of research.

Wiley Open Access Journals

Authoritative peer-reviewed open access journals across many research disciplines.

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