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Using  Databases

When accessing databases off-campus, users are prompted to input their college ID and password.

We recommend using either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox when using our databases. These browsers are required to view full-text articles in PDF.

New Databases

IBISWorld (Business) – Extensive collection of in-depth industry profiles, organized by NAICS code and by specialized industries. Excellent for market research, career profiles, and more!


General Databases

Academic OneFile (InfoTrac) – Large collection of peer-reviewed, full-text periodicals covering multiple disciplines. A great starting point for any research project! Librarian Recommended

OmniFile formerly WilsonSelect (EBSCO) – Contains the full-text of many academic journals and covers almost every area of academic study. Librarian Recommended

Credo ReferenceA collection of over 600 academic reference volumes – your one-stop resource for topic overviews! Think of it like Wikipedia, but you can actually cite it in your reseach papers!

Subject-specific Databases

CINAHL (Nursing) – The definitive database for nursing and allied health research. Includes full-text articles, evidence-based care sheets, and much more!

Criminal Justice (Criminal Justice) – Comprehensive collection supporting research in criminal justice. Includes full-text scholarly articles, law enforcement trade publications, crime reports, and other materials relevant to research in criminal justice.

ERIC (Education) – Huge collection of education-related journal articles from peer-reviewed sources. Full-text availability is currently limited, but expanding.

JSTOR (Humanities) – Scholarly articles from almost 1,800 journals on subjects including anthropology, education, history, literature, philosophy, and sociology.

Science Magazine (Science) – Published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, this online platform offers complete and full-text access to Science Magazine, the premier general science publication. Content available includes journal and news articles, career information, and media (podcast/video) resources.

Global Road Warrior – A collection of over 175 country profiles, including cultural, language, history, and travel information.

Current Issue Databases

Opposing Viewpoints in Context – Database covering today’s hottest social issues. Features pro/con essays, topic overviews, primary source documents, biographies, periodical articles, images, statistics, podcasts, and many more resources!

Issues and Controversies – Explores more than 800 hot topics in business, politics, government, education, and popular culture. Features in-depth articles and analysis of issues. Updated weekly.

A-Z Database List

Browse our complete list of databases! This listing shows all online databases available to Jackson College students, faculty & staff.

Find Journals, Magazines and Newspapers

Know which specific journal or magazine you need? Need to know if we have a particular title? Check our Journal & Magazine List to find out! List includes journals, magazines and newspapers available in JC print collection as well as through online databases.

Can’t Find It?

Do you need an article that Jackson College’s library doesn’t have in its collection? We can get it for you! Fill out our ILL Request Form to get the item from another library through Inter-Library Loan. ILL is free and provides access to both articles and books.

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