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Students who are using computers on campus will automatically be able to access EBSCOHost databases by clicking the database title name link.

Students who are accessing the information from off campus will have to log in. To log in, enter the following information:


Type in your Student ID, which is your L number.

It can be found in LoLA, on your Student ID card, or obtained at the library helpdesk.


Type in your birthdate in MMDDYY format.

For example, if you are born on June 18, 1997, your PIN would be 061897.

Note: All database links below open a new window.

Those interested in the field of geriatrics will benefit from this resource, which includes bibliographic records covering psychology of aging, elder abuse, society and the elderly, and other key areas of relevance to geriatric studies.

Provides full-text articles from more than 6,100 multi-disciplinary periodicals including 5,100 peer-reviewed journals; and more than 10,600 publications including monographs, reports, and conference proceedings, etc.

Provides more than 4.1 million citations from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Library.

Provides over 1,450 full-text Patient Advisory Leaflets that provide vital education on medications for patients. It covers over 1,450 medications and natural product leaflets, with an additional 600 Spanish language leaflets representing the  most subscribed medications.

Provides for 180 alternative health publications, including many peer-reviewed journals, special reports, pamphlets, booklets, original research and book excerpts.

A database for the fine arts and architecture, including 360 full text periodicals, 220 full-text books, cover to cover indexing for 790 academic journals and trade publications, and a collection of over 63,000 images.

Is a bibliographic database that covers citations published during 1929-1984 in the print volumes 1-32 of the Art Index. In addition to articles, Art Index Retrospective cites reproductions of works of art that appear in indexed periodicals.

The Biography Resource Center is a comprehensive database of biographical information on more than 1,000,000 people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas. It contains approximately 250,000 biographies from respected Gale Group sources with nearly one million biographiesfrom The Complete Marquis Who’s Who.

Provides bibliographic references to life science and biomedical research journal literature published in over 4,000 international journals. This database contains more than 10 million archival records from as far back as 1969, with more than 370,000 citations added each year.

It contains informative abstracts and full text for more than 4,400 popular nonfiction books. The database includes full text entries on core subject areas, as well as information on careers, health, sports, adventure, technology, life skills and more.

Provides full-text articles from nearly 1,200 business-related journals and contains 40,000 detailed author profiles. Topics covered include marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance, economics, financial data, books, monographs, major reference works, book digests, conference proceedings, case studies, investment research reports, industry reports, market research reports, country reports, company profiles, and SWOT analyses.

Provides full-text articles from more than 750 journals nursing and allied health journals and publications. It is the definitive research tool for all areas of nursing and allied health literature.

Provides full-text articles from more than 300 publications, and indexing and abstracting for over 450 technology related periodicals.

A complete source for in-depth, analytical reporting on the most current and controversial issues. Each entry includes a broad overview of the subject, including the historical background and a discussion of the current controversies and initiatives.

Credo Reference is a digital reference library that places a world of factual information at your fingertips. Containing a selection from 645 high-quality reference books from the world’s leading publishers, Credo Reference is the ideal place to start any research.

This leading full-text database offers extensive coverage in the areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, and affiliated areas of study. Contains more than 1200 full-text journals, 4 million records, and indexes more than 2,000 domestic and international journals going back more than 100 years.

The Education Resource Information Center contains more than 1,282,000 records and links to more than 314,000 full-text education related documents.

Films on Demand offers thousands of educational films on a wide variety of topics, ranging from history to culinary arts to process technology.

Provides access to multi-disciplinary Spanish language scholarly journals covering many academic areas.

Indexes over 25,000 full-text records, covering an array of topics. The database includes images and brief biographies.

Gale Virtual Reference Library contains over 60+ reference books, including books on occupations and careers, history, arts and the humanities, and biographies.

Provides citations and abstracts from over 3,500 journals pertaining to geosciences, as well as records for books, maps, and government reports.

Provides information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment, including over 4,700 full-text records.

This resource provides over 500 scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines.

Offers a wide range of full text information: 2,400 reference books, encyclopedias, non-fiction books, 135 periodicals, 61,100 historical documents, 57,000 biographies of historical figures, 110,200 historical photos and maps, and over 80 hours of historical video.

Provides bibliographic coverage to scholarly research and industry news relating to all areas of hospitality and tourism. This comprehensive database contains more than 749,000 records from nearly 650 titles, with coverage dating as far back as 1965.

Provides access to journal articles from 450 publications including books, research reports, conference proceedings and patents.

JSTOR provides access to more than 12 million academic journal articles, books, and primary sources in 75 disciplines.

An online resource for free videos and tutorials on a wide variety of subjects, including mathematics, science, computing and the arts and humanitiies.

LearningExpress Library features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks to help patrons of all ages. It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED® test prep, and more.

Providing indexing and full-text coverage of the most respected scholarly law journals, Legal Source is the authoritative database for current issues, studies, thoughts and trends of the legal world. Contains over 1,100 full-text journals, 420 law reviews and 2.3 million legal records.

Provides indexing to 500 core journals, 50 priority journals, and 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings.

This robust full-text database provides the most relevant information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. Includes 36,000 plot summaries, 260,000 author biographies, 35,000 short stories, and 7,400 classic novels.

Literature Resource Centeroffers up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism, and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world. Its materials support interdisciplinary approaches, information literacy, and the development of critical thinking skills. The optional MLA International Bibliography module adds citations for hundreds of thousands of books, articles and dissertations from 1926 to the present, linked to full text where available.

The Louisiana Digital Library (LDL) is an online library of more than 144,000 digital items from Louisiana archives, libraries, museums, and other repositories, making unique historical treasure accessible to students, researchers, and the general public in Louisiana and across the globe.

Designed specifically for high school libraries, MAS Complete is a full-text database providing hundreds of popular high school magazines and reference books. Covering subjects such art, history, sports and music, it also includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents, plus over a million photos, maps and flags.

MasterFILE Complete offers the largest collection of popular full-text magazines, reference books and other highly-regarded sources from the world’s leading publishers.

MathSciNet contains all of the contents of the journal Mathematical Reviews (MR) since 1940, along with an extensive author database, links to other MR entries, citations, full journal entries, and links to original articles.

Provides access to a unique collection of medical research and investigatory journals from renowned Latin American and
Spanish publishers.

Provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and the health care system. Created by the National Library of Medicine it offers citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals.

Provides a comprehensive guide to over 2,000 contemporary testing instruments in psychology, education, business, and leadership. It is produced by the Buros Institute at the University of Nebraska.

Provides current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government including periodicals, academic journals, and
other content.

Provides detailed information on over 5,500 journals, with 4,400 currently indexed in the International Bibliography.

Offers a bibliography of journal articles, books and dissertations. Produced by the Modern Language Association it contains over 1.8 million citations from more than 4,400 journals & series and 1,000 book publishers.

NewsBank providesweb-based access to current and archived content from more than 2,000 newspaper titles, as well as newswires, transcripts, business journals, periodicals, government documents and other publications.

Provides cover-to-cover full text for 35 national & international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for 375 regional (U.S.) newspapers. 

Containing more than 15,000 credible news, legal and business sources, Nexis Uni includes access to print and online journals, television and radio broadcasts, newswires and blogs, as well as local, regional, national and international newspapers, legal sources for federal and state cases and statutes, business information on U.S. and international companies and executives.

Nursing & Allied Health Database​provides abstracting and indexing for more than1,200 titles, with over 1,050 titles in full-text, plus more than 15,700 full text dissertations representing the most rigorous scholarship in nursing and related fields.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is a unit of the United States Department of Labor. It is the principal fact-finding agency for the U.S. government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics and serves as a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System.

TheOEDis the definitive record of the English language, featuring 600000 words, 3 million quotations, and over 1000 years of English.

Provides full-text articles from more than 70 popular magazines for elementary school research. Includes a database of reading
level indicators.

Provides full-text articles from over 520 high quality education journals and over 200 educational reports. For professional educators.

Project Gutenberg offers over 57,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.

Provides 2.4 million citations and summaries of psychology-related journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations, and technical reports.

Provides full-text coverage of over 550 journals and publications pertaining to behavioral science fields. 

Includes a 49,000-entry Spanish-language encyclopedia; 2,500 evidence-based, graphical health reports; as well as 50,000 images, most with Spanish-language captions. Referencia Latina also contains a Spanish-English dictionary, an atlas consisting of more than 330 Spanish-language maps, over 100 reference books, and dozens of general interest magazines.

Provides full-text articles from over 75 business journals, newspapers, and news wires in the U.S.

Provides full-text coverage of over 300 journals pertaining to religious history, theology, and philosophical studies.

Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970provides academic and public libraries digital access to more than 660,000 large-scale maps of more than 12,000 American towns and cities.

Provides full-text articles from over 800 scientific and technical journals, and abstracts from 1,700 other science periodicals.

The Scribner’s Writers Series includes biographical and critical essays on the lives and works of more than 1,400 authors from around the world. Entries include concise essays, citations, and biographical information, placing the author’s work in personal and historical context.

Provides sociology articles and information with over 390 full-text journals, over 720 books, and over 6,700 conference papers.

A complimentary research database for teachers, Teacher Reference Center (TRC) provides indexing and abstracts for more than 220 peer-reviewed journals.

The Serials Directory
Provides accurate bibliographic information for popular serials from over 108,000 publishers worldwide.

Twayne’s World, US, and English Authors contains the full text of 600 frequently used Twayne Literary Masters books on individual World, US, or English authors. Playwrights from the Greeks (Aeschylus, Aristophanes, Sophocles) to the present day (Pinter, Soyinka, Miller) are included.

Provides full-text coverage of French language business journals for academic and professional researchers.

WorldCat is a union catalog that itemizes the collections of 72,000 libraries in 170 countries and territories that participate in the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) global cooperative.