Databases by Vendor


Research Databases- by Vendor

The library has over 50 databases available for students to use for course assignments and other research projects.  All students and faculty should use their MyQC Portal login information to access library resources remotely.  If your login information does not work off-campus, please log in to your QC portal page and try the alternate username and password provided in Quincy College Libraries MyQC Portal page.


CQ Press/Sage




CQ Researcher provides full-text reports on controversial topics and current social issues. Use this collection to find a topic for a paper, or as a starting point for your research.

Credo Reference

Credo Reference




Credo Reference is a vast, online reference library, providing access to the full-text of hundreds of highly regarded and popular  titles. Find speedy, simple answers and authoritative, in-depth articles. Try using the Concept Map option for brainstorming.






Academic Search Premiere is a  multi-disciplinary database that provides full-text for more than 4,600 journals, including full-textfor nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.





Business Source Premier is the industry’s most popular business research database, featuring the full-text for more than 2,200 journals. full-text is provided back to 1965, and searchable cited references back to 1998.



CINAHL is the definitive database for nursing and allied health research. This authoritative file contains full-text for many of the most used journals in the CINAHL index – with no restrictions.


History Reference Center database features full-text for more than 1,990 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers, such as Branden Publishing, Compass Point Books, Houghton Mifflin, Lerner Publishing Group, Mason Crest Publishers, Morgan Reynolds Inc., Oliver Press, Oxford University Press, Rourke Publishing LLC., Salem Press, Stackpole Books, Toucan Valley Publications and more.





Humanities International Complete provides full-text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world. Produced by Whitston Publishing (an imprint of EBSCO Publishing), this database includes all data from Humanities International Index plus unique full-text content, much of which is not found in other databases. Humanities International Complete includes full-text for more than 1,200 journals.




PsycINFO The world’s largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health. Produced by the American Psychological Association, it is an indispensable tool for the discovery of global scholarly research.

Education Sciences






ERIC provides unlimited access to more than 1.3 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials, with hundreds of new records added multiple times per week. If available, links to full-text are included.


science direct



Science Direct is a leading full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters from nearly 2,500 journals and more than 30,000 books. Get access to all abstracts, plus a growing number of open access journals, open archives and  open access articles.






Academic OneFile offers extensive coverage of the sciences, technology, medicine, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects – authoritative and comprehensive. Find peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world’s leading journals and reference sources. 


Biography in context



Biography In Context provides over 600,000+ biographies covering more than 525,000 individuals. Search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full-text.






Britannica Reference Center Comprehensive encyclopedia meeting the reference needs for all patrons — from grade school students to business professionals. 


Business Economics & Theory Collection More than 150 academic journals and magazines support econ studies.





Gale Business Collection provides coverage of all business disciplines, including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and strategy, as well as business theory and practice. It includes access to PROMT (Predicasts Overview of Markets and Technology), a premier multi-industry database covering broad international coverage of over sixty manufacturing and service industries useful for competitive intelligence. Users will understand the activities of companies and industries worldwide through business and trade publications, complemented by a selection of international, U.S., and regional news publications.






Communications and Mass Media Collection Provides access to academic journals and magazines focusing on all aspects of the communications field. Key subjects covered in the database include advertising and public relations, literature and writing, linguistics, and more.





Criminal Justice Collection provides access to academic journals and magazines on topics in criminal justice and related fields. Key subjects covered in the database include law, law enforcement, security, and terrorism.





Diversity Studies Collection Find engaging explorations of cultural differences, contributions and influences.





Educator’s Reference Complete database covers multiple levels of education from preschool to college. Find full-text periodicals, reports and reference sources for teachers and school administrators. Also provides full-text results for nearly half of the journal titles found in ERIC.





Environmental Studies and Policy Collection provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and other reference sources covering environmental issues and policies. The database includes diverse perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policymakers, and corporate interests.






Gender Studies Collection Balanced coverage of gender studies, family/marital issues, health and more.





General Science Collection  Provides access to scholarly journals and magazines covering the latest scientific developments. Key subjects covered by the database include biological sciences, computing, engineering, and technology.






General OneFile is a general interest periodical resource for researchers at all levels. Content includes more than 12,000 titles with nearly 30 years of coverage. Approximately 96 million records are updated daily and can be searched using an easy to understand interface.





Global Issues In Context offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Featured are hundreds of continuously updated issue and country portals that bring together a variety of sources for analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, and cultural issues.




Health Reference Center Academic  is a multi-source database that provides access to the full-text of nursing and allied health journals, plus a wide variety of personal health information sources.




Health & Wellness Resource Center includes nearly 400 health/medical journals, numerous reference volumes, over 700 health videos, hundreds of pamphlets and health-related articles from 2,200 general interest publications in addition to a broad collection of Gale reference titles.




Nursing & Allied Health Collection With a strong emphasis on full text titles cited in CINAHL and over 10 million articles, this collection’s current and authoritative content will help nursing professionals already working in the field, as well as students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum.

infotrac newsstand




Infotrac Newsstand Search full-text articles by headline, date, newspaper section and more.




InfoTrac Student Edition is designed for high school students, with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books.





Kids InfoBits database is developed for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5.





Insurance & Liability Collection Reliable information on labor relations, mortgages, legal issues and more.






Military & Intelligence Database Journal content covers the past and current state of military affairs.





New York Times provides full-text coverage 1985-Present. Searchable as a standalone file and also included in Academic OneFile and General OneFile.  






Opposing View Points In Context provides a complete one-stop source for information on social issues. Access viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles.

physical therapy and fitness




Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Both researcher and practitioner alike will find relevant, authoritative content in this collection, which includes over 100 titles covering the fields of physical therapy and sports medicine. Covering a wide spectrum of information, researchers will have access to a diverse, but focused set of topics in the field, including proven treatment techniques, experimental research theses, and many more.





Psychology Collection Find 24/7 access to 200 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals.





Reseach In Context Research in Context combines the best of Gale’s reference content with appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary resources, and much more. Students will find outstanding support to complete assignments in core subjects including literature, science, social studies and history.





Science in Context offers contextual information on hundreds of today’s most significant science topics. Find authoritative reference content as well as full-text magazine, academic journal and news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to websites. 





Small Business Collection Provides access to academic journals and magazines perfect for both business school students and entrepreneurs. The database offers content that includes insights, tips, strategies and success stories.

small business resource center




Small Business Resource Center Startups and established businesses alike can access How To’s covering vital questions.





U.S. History Collection  Provides access to scholarly journals and magazines useful to both novice historians as well as advanced academic researchers. The database offers balanced coverage of events in U.S. history and scholarly work being established in the field.





U.S. History In Context Provides contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. history. Includes authoritative reference content, full-text articles from magazines, academic journals, and newspapers, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to websites.





War & Terrorism Collection Periodicals for analysts, risk management professionals and students.





World History Collection Provides access to scholarly journals and magazines useful to both novice historians as well as advanced academic researchers. The database offers balanced coverage of events in world history and scholarly work being established in the field.

WorldHistory in Cotext




World History In Context offers contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in world history. Includes authoritative reference content, full-text articles from magazines, academic journals, and newspapers, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to websites. 

Infobase Publishing





American History Online spans more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history to cover the American experience.




Bloom’s Literature, formerly Bloom’s Literary Reference Online, has been updated with a new design, new features, and enhanced video offerings. This accessible database features content from Facts On File’s extensive literature collection; hundreds of Harold Bloom’s essays examining the lives and works of great writers; thousands of critical articles published by noted scholars under the Bloom’s Literary Criticism imprint; extensive entries on literary topics, themes, movements, genres, and authors; and almost 2,200 video clips.





Films on Demand offers higher education institutions thousands of full-length streaming videos and clips—many exclusive—from acclaimed producers.




Issues & Controversies provides exclusive, extensive coverage of hundreds of today’s hot topics, with unbiased analysis and rich related resources.




Issues & Controversies in American History provides in-depth, objective articles on the most controversial, complex social issues of our times from 1995 to the present.





The redesigned Writer’s Reference Center, featuring a cleaner look and easier-to-use interface, provides users with a convenient one-stop location for all of the tools necessary to write and research effectively. From the mechanics of writing and grammar to style and research, this indispensable online resource thoroughly covers the fundamentals of quality writing, provides a wealth of vocabulary-building dictionaries, and presents a step-by-step guide to writing a good essay. An in-depth grammar section defines grammatical terms and gives examples of use, while another section explores writing style. Writing resources teach users how best to revise their work, and the intuitive new design allow users to find relevant information quickly through customizable searches and browsing.


Kanopy, LLC






Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video service for universities that offers thousands of titles on a broad range of subjects including anthropology, architecture, art, gender & race, environment & sustainability, health, law, media, politics and psychology/sociology.Users can search, browse and see previews of videos.







Boston Globe offers full-text articles from 1980 to present.This publication’s detailed indexing helps users quickly find the news information they need. Each issue is indexed thoroughly, so they have access to not only top news stories but also the information contained on the various sections of the paper. The indexing covers not only complete bibliographic information but also companies, people, products, etc.

statistical abstract



The ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States.





Nursing & Allied Health Database database provides full-text journals, evidence based resources, and dissertations to support the study of the many aspects of the allied health professions.

Wolters Kluwer





Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy contains nearly 330 videos of real human anatomic specimens in their natural colors, including 5 new, groundbreaking videos of the inner ear. Dr. Robert Acland presents moving structures—muscles, tendons, and joints—making the same movements that they make in life.