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What is Database?

Library databases are online catalogs that contain information about journal, magazine and newspaper articles.

They provide:

  • Citation information for each article (who wrote it, where it was published, etc.)
  • An abstract (a summary of the article)
  • The full text of the article (in some cases)

Find Full-Text Articles

Please be advised that no Interlibrary loan borrowing requests will be processed after 5 p.m. on March 26, 2018 as we move to a new Interlibrary loan system. Interlibrary loan processing will resume on April 2, 2018. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Full text of an article not available? Click the "Find fulltext" button in the database.

This link allows you to:

  • Link to the article in other databases
  • Find a hardcopy at SJC or nearby libraries

To request the item from another library, click:

Locate a Journal

Watch this video on how to search the Library's electronic journal holdings.  

To locate periodicals (magazine, newspapers, journals) search by title (ex. New York Times) or keyword (ex. biology) below.

Journal Locator search:

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Research Databases

Research Databases
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Background Information

Start your reseach by locating background information in these databases.

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Google Scholar

Search for scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, indexed by Google.