Library Databases

Please note: Off-Campus access is only available to those with a College of the Siskiyous library card. For off-campus access, click the Off-campus link next to the database you will be searching. You will be asked for your library barcode number and account password. Your library barcode number is the 14-digit number found on the back of your library card; enter the whole number with no spaces.

If you have not used the online databases before, you will need to create a password for your account.
No Library card or password are required to use the databases if you are on the Weed or Yreka campuses.

If you are a current student and do not have a Library card, please stop by the Library or request a card online. Keep in mind that it will take 1-2 business days to process online Library card requests. Please contact the Library in person, by phone (530) 938-5331 or online if you are having any problems creating a password or logging into the databases.

You can search all starred (*) EBSCO Host Databases simultaneously.


On-campus Database Access
*Academic Search Complete
A great general article database that covers a wide variety of topics with lots of full-text scholarly/peer-reviewed content.
*Alt Health Watch
Full Text
An article database covering complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care & wellness.
*America: History & Life with
Full Text
An article database covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present.
Auto Repair Reference Center
A database of do-it-yourself repair and maintenance information created by ASE certified technicians on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles.
Biography In Context
A database of articles, book excerpts, and video and audio clips covering over 4,400 world leaders, authors, artists, musicians, activists, athletes, and other notable people.
*Book Index with Reviews
A database of over 800,000 book reviews. Some music and video reviews are included as well.
*Business Source Elite
Primarily made up of articles, this database covers business topics such as management, economics, accounting, and marketing. Over 10,000 company profiles from MarketLine are also included.
*CINAHL Plus with Full Text (nursing)
Our main article database covering nursing and allied health topics. Fact sheets and continuing education unit (CEU) lessons are also included.
*Consumer Health Complete
The articles in this database are written for a general audience and cover all areas of health. Some ebooks, images and videos are also included.
Updated CountryWatch Premium
Database of geopolitical information, including maps, on 195 countries.
Credo Reference


A database of reference ebooks such as encyclopedias and dictionaries. A good source for brief overviews and background information on a topic. Also includes a small collection of nursing ebooks.
Read books online using this database of almost 40,000 ebooks on a wide range of topics (mostly non-fiction.
EBSCO eBook Collection
Read books online using this database of about 19,000 ebooks on a wide range of topics (mostly non-fiction).
Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) covers education topics with journal articles, research reports, curriculum and teaching guides, conference papers, and more.
Films On Demand
A database of educational, documentary and how-to streaming videos.
The articles in this database are written for a general audience and cover all areas of health. Some reference books and health pamphlets are also included.
*Health Source: Nursing
Academic Edition
An article database covering nursing and allied health topics.
Mango Languages

Interactive online language learning programs that can help you learn English as a Second Language (ESL) or four foreign languages (French, German, Italian and Spanish).
*MAS Ultra: School Edition


The articles in this database cover a wide range of topics and are written at a high school level. Biographies, primary source documents, reference books and images are also included.
*MasterFILE Premier
A great general article database that covers a wide variety of topics written for a general audience. It has less scholarly content than Academic Search.
This is a commercial version of the National Library of Medicine’s free PubMed database. The two complement each other by providing access to different full text articles.
*Military & Government Collection
An article database covering current news about all branches of the military and government.
*Newspaper Source Plus
A database of articles from over 850 newspapers from around the U.S. including Christian Science Monitor, The Washington Post, and USA Today.
Opposing Viewpoints
In Context


A pro-con database for thousands of controversial social issues like abortion, same-sex marriage and genetically modified organisms. Contains essays from issue experts and articles from journals, newspapers, and other sources.
Oxford English Dictionary (OED)
An unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words— past and present—from across the English-speaking world.
*Primary Search
The articles in this database cover a wide range of topics and are written at the elementary school level.
Pros and Cons
Pros and Cons is a web site (not a database) with pro-con essays on about 40 controversial social issues. Don’t forget to try our Opposing Viewpoints database!
*Professional Development
An article database for educators and librarians.
*Psychology and Behavioral
Sciences Collection
An article database focused on psychology and mental health issues.
*Regional Business News
This article database provides articles from regional U.S. and Canadian business publications.
*Religion and Philosophy
This article databases covers topics such as world religions, religious history, biblical studies, and moral and political philosophy.


Designed for students grades 6 – 12, Student Research Center gives you one-stop searching for several other databases: Academic Search, Newspaper Source, Health Source: Consumer Edition, MAS Ultra, ERIC, and Professional Development Collection. You have more powerful search capabilities if you use a database directly rather than through Student Research Center.
WorldCat / OCLC FirstSearch
A worldwide online library catalog of books and media.

Contact the Library

College of the Siskiyous Library
800 College Avenue
Weed, CA 96094
Phone: (530) 938-5331
Fax: (530) 938-5226