Below is a list of all databases available from Skyline College Library, with brief descriptions included. The database publisher is listed in parentheses after each database title. SMCCD students and faculty can access databases from off-campus with OneLogin (your campus email address).

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Academic OneFile (Gale)
Coverage in key subject areas such as, biology, chemistry, criminal justice, economics, environmental science, history, marketing, political science, and psychology with full-text articles from periodicals covered in major bibliographic resources such as CINAHL, BIOSIS, MLA, PsycINFO, ERIC, EconLit, RILM, and others.


Academic Search Complete (EBSCO) 
Full-text articles from leading journals. Coverage is multi-disciplinary and includes full text for more than 3,700 peer-reviewed titles; searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles. Updated daily. 1975 -


Academic Video Online (Alexander Street)
Streaming video database featuring the PBS Video Collection


Access World News Research Collection (Newsbank)


AHFS Consumer Medication Information (EBSCO)

Patient drug information, available in both English and Spanish.  Published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, AHFS includes more than a thousand drug information monographs written in lay language for consumers and has been a Top Ten Award Winner in the Department of Health and Human Services National Consumer Education Materials Contest.  This content is updated monthly


America: History & Life with Full Text (EBSCO) 
Covers the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. America: History & Life with Full Text also provides full-text coverage of more than 200 journals and nearly 100 books.


ARTstor (ARTstor)
A digital library of nearly one million images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes.


AtoZdatabases: Search Jobs, Businesses or Mailing Lists (
Premier reference and marketing database provides details on every business and every household within the U.S.

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Bergey’s Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria (Wiley)

The most complete and authoritative description of bacterial and archaeal diversity. This manual provides descriptions of the taxonomy, systematics, ecology, physiology and other biological properties of all described prokaryotic taxa.


Biography In Context (Gale)  
Biographies and related full-text articles from hundreds of magazines and newspapers, as well as tens of thousands of images and links to websites. Search for people-- both current and historic from all eras and fields-- based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender, as well as keyword and full text.


Business Insights Global (Gale)
Business Insights: Global is a unique source for international business intelligence offering the most comprehensive and convenient way to find case studies, in-depth statistical data coupled with deep research, and the ability to compare global economies, countries and industries.


Business Source Elite (EBSCO)
This business database provides full text for over 1,000 business publications, dating back to 1985.  More than 10,100 substantial company profiles from Datamonitor are also included. Updated daily.

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Chilton Library (Gale) represents the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. There are thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models. gives you the confidence to service or repair virtually any system on your vehicle.


Community Information Program (SMC-Connect) Database (San Mateo County Human Services Agency)
The SMC-Connect database contains information on health and human service agencies serving San Mateo County residents. Specifically, these are nonprofit and public (government) agencies that provide direct services to the public. Other organizations in the database include hobby clubs, political organizations, social, service, and fraternal groups, and environmental organizations serving San Mateo County.


Contemporary Women's Issues (Gale)
Comprehensive coverage of issues that influence women’s lives across the globe. Users will find timely and historically relevant content on topics including civil rights, health, education, professional development, and entrepreneurship.


Country Watch (Country Watch)          
Provides geographical, political, economic, corporate, and environmental information for every country in the world.


CQ Researcher (CQ Press)
In-depth, authoritative reports on a full range of political and social-policy issues extending back to 1923.



Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)  (publicly accessible)              
This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. All subjects and languages are covered. There are currently over 2448 journals in the directory. Currently 717 journals are searchable at article level.


Diversity Studies (Gale)

This collection explores cultural differences, contributions, and influences in the global community.



E-book Collection (EBSCO)
Full-text of more than 100,000 e-books.

Environmental Studies (Gale)
Environmental Studies focuses on the physical and social aspects of environmental issues. Topic, organization, state and province portals form research centers around issues covering earth systems, global change, land and water use, populations, legislation, and more. Portal overviews provide essential information, supplemented by academic journals, news, case studies, conferences, statistics, and rich multimedia.

ERIC - Education Resources Information Center (EBSCO)
Provides access to education journal articles and resources. The database contains more than 1.3 million records and provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index, dating back to 1966.


European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750 (EBSCO)
Index of more than 32,000 entries for printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750, created from "European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed In Europe Relating to The Americas, 1493-1750."



Films on Demand (Infobase)
Streaming video database including over 28,000 documentary video titles


Flipster (New by Ebsco)
Skyline Library's digital magazine stand. Flip through pages of popular magazines like Bloomberg's Business, National Geographic, Art in America, Sports Illustrated, and many more.


Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (EBSCO)
Over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas

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Gale Powersearch (Gale)
Search multiple databases provided by Gale, including: Biography In Context; Business and Company Resource Center; General OneFile; Information Science and Technology Collection; InfoTrac Full Text Newspaper Database; Opposing Viewpoints in Context; Science in Context; Student Resources In Context; U.S. History in Context; World History in Context.  More info.


Gale Virtual Reference Library (Gale)
database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely
24/7. Because each library creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different libraries (your school, your public library, or your office).


General OneFile (Gale)
A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.


Gender Studies (Gale)

Provides balanced coverage of this significant aspect of culture and society. This database includes topics related to gender studies, family and marital issues, and more.


Global Issues (Gale)
Gale In Context: Global Issues 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 specially selected, relevant sources for analysis of these issues. Rich multimedia - including podcasts, video, and interactive graphs - enhance each portal.


Offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.  



Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (EBSCO)
Providing nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Includes the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.


Health Source: Consumer Edition (EBSCO)
Providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines.


HighWire Press (publicly accessible)         
"A division of the Stanford University Libraries, HighWire Press hosts the largest repository of high impact, peer-reviewed content, with 1742 journals and over 7 million full text articles from over 130 scholarly publishers. HighWire-hosted publishers have collectively made over 2 million articles free."

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Informe Académico (Gale)

Wide range of full-text Spanish and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines both from and about Latin America. 


JAMA Online 
Journal of the American Medical Association (full-text through Skyline College Library subscription)


JSTOR - Scholarly journals archives
Back issues of important academic journals, including many historical journals (no current issues) going back to 1838. Excellent for in-depth academic journal articles on all historical topics except: recent history and articles published within the last 3 – 5 years. The complete JSTOR database is made up of numerous "collections". Skyline College Library subscribes to the following JSTOR collections:

  • Arts & Sciences I Collection - core journals in economics, history, political science, and sociology, & more humanities and social sciences
  • Arts & Sciences II Collection - adds depth to many disciplines introduced in Arts & Sciences I
  • Arts & Sciences V Collection - includes state historical journals, literary reviews and a variety of arts & humanities journals
  • Arts & Sciences VII Collection - eclectic range of disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences
  • Arts & Sciences VIII Collection - core humanities disciplines including history, language & literature, art & art history, and education




Kanopy is a video streaming service. Skyling College subscribes to selected titles to support specific classes. We are currently supporting FILM 440, ENGL 105, and ART 130.  



Learning Express Library (PrepSTEP)
Learning Express Library's Learning Centers offer the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life. Looking to land a job? You'll find an entire Learning Center dedicated to helping you get the one that's right for you. Register for free to use the site.


Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts  (EBSCO)
Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. mid-1960s-


Litfinder (Gale)

Access to literary works and authors throughout history. Includes more than 130,000 full-text poems and 650,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. The database also includes secondary materials like biographies, images, and more.


Literature Resource Center (Gale)
Up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on nearly 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.



MasterFILE Complete (EBSCO)
Multidisciplinary database providing full text for nearly 1,700 general reference publications, 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 460,000 photos, maps & flags. 1975-


MAS Ultra - School Edition (EBSCO)
Containing full text for nearly 500 popular, high school magazines, more than 360 full text reference books, 85,670 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 460,000 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and expanded full text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.


Providing authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and  more.


Military & Government Collection (EBSCO)

Current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government;  offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals, and other content.

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National Geographic Virtual Library (Gale)
Complete archive of National Geographic magazine — every page of every issue from 1888 to 1994 — along with a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images and videos.


Newspaper Source Plus (EBSCO)
860 full-text newspapers, providing more than 35 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 857,000 television and radio news transcripts.



Current and archived information from thousands of newspaper titles, as well as newswires, web editions, blogs, videos, broadcast transcripts, business journals, periodicals, government documents and other publications. Pass (New York Times)

Skyline College students, faculty and staff have full complimentary access to and NYT mobile apps. Your access to is available from any location, on or off campus.   For more information visit: Instructions on how to claim your NY Times Pass.

Search the New York Times Archive: 1851-1980



Opposing Viewpoints In Context (Gale)
Features viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazine, academic journal, and newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts, and links to Websites.


Oxford Music Online (Oxford)
Contains music reference resources from Grove Music Online, plus The Oxford Companion to Music (revised 2011), The Oxford Dictionary of Music, and Encyclopedia of Popular Music, 4th edition (2006)



See Learning Express Library.

Primary Search (EBSCO)
Full text for more than 70 popular magazines for elementary school research. Articles are assigned a reading level (Lexile) indicator. 1990-


Preparing you for U.S. Citizenship.


Learn a vast number of languages with peerless amount of instructional content available — an average of 10,000 instructional phrases per language. The ProLibrary page offers helpful tools such as videos, drills, quizzes, etc.


Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection (EBSCO)
Providing information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods; offering full text coverage for nearly 560 journals.


PubMed (publicly accessible)
The most extensive medical journal database available, including mostly abstracts (summaries) of medical journal articles from 1966 to the present. Publicly accessible from the US National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health. (How to use the PubMed database.)


PubMed Central (publicly accessible)
Archive of free full-text biomedical and life sciences journal articles at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), developed and managed by NIH's National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) in the National Library of Medicine (NLM)

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Regional Business News (EBSCO)           
Full text coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.



Safari Books Online 
Provides over 39617 technology, digital media, and business books and videos online.


San Francisco Chronicle (Newsbank)
Current, historical and electronic image edition.


Science (journal) (American Association for the Advancement of Science)
One of the leading journals of original scientific research, global news, and commentary.


Science in Context (Gale)
Contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics, merges Gale's authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio
files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.


SFGate (publicly accessible)         
San Francisco Chronicle staff-written articles. Full text. 1995+


SMC-Connect (San Mateo County Human Services Agency)
The SMC-Connect database contains information on health and human service agencies serving San Mateo County residents. Specifically, these are nonprofit and public (government) agencies that provide direct services to the public. Other organizations in the database include hobby clubs, political organizations, social, service, and fraternal groups, and environmental organizations serving San Mateo County.


Student Resources in Context (Gale)
Provides holistic topic perspectives by integrating a multitude of content, including reference articles from acclaimed publications like American Decades; periodical and newspaper articles from the New York Times, USA Today, and many others; primary sources; Multimedia records, including charts, graphs, maps and tables; video and audio content from NBC, NPR and many other respected sources



World Factbook (publicly accessible)
Country reports provided by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Updated every two weeks.


U.S. History in Context (Gale)
Contains "information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History."


World History in Context (Gale)
Contains "information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History."


World Scholar: Latin America and the Caribbean (Gale)
Provides access to reference, periodicals, multimedia, reports, studies, journals, newspapers, and statistical data. An archive of digitized primary documents focus on the history of Latin America and the Caribbean back to the early 1800s through the contemporary period sourced from collections in the U.S. and abroad.

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