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Recommended Databases

Below are some library databases that are recommended for your research needs. Click on a database title below to connect to and research that database: 


  • ProQuest covers a wide range of disciplines with content from academic journals, magazines, newspapers and more.
  • Gale Academic OneFile provides millions of articles from over 17,000 scholarly journals and other authoritative sources—including thousands of podcasts and transcripts from NPR and CNN as well as videos from BBC Worldwide Learning.
  • EBSCO Academic Search Complete is one of the EBSCO databases that provides access to scholarly, multi-disciplinary and full-articles, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals.
  • JSTOR provides access to more than 12 million journal articles, books, images, and primary sources in 75 disciplines. 


You can also view search our complete A-Z list of all library databases 

Database Searching Tips and Tutorials

Below are some tips and reminders when you are searching in our databases:

  • Use quotations around your search terms to search for your exact phrase(s). Example: "public health" or "social media"
  • Boolean operators: Use AND, OR, or NOT to connect your search terms. Example: gender AND stereotypes
  • Narrow by date range and content type. Example: 2017-2022 (date range) and limit to newspaper articles only
  • Use truncation with an asterisk (*) to find term variations. Example: leader* returns leader, leaders, leadership
  • Look at an article or book chapter's reference list! This is a great way to find other sources related to a topic.
  • The tools above also work when you are searching the open web!

Below are some search term ideas you can try in any of our databases (try combining terms using AND, OR, NOT):

  • Standard American English   
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Jamila Lyiscott
  • Language Diversity
  • Language Rights
  • Language Instruction
  • Language Varieties
  • Heritage
  • Higher Education

Database Video Tutorials:

OneSearch Library Catalog Tutorial

OneSearch Library Catalog Tutorial

This Fall 2022 Semester, the library is offering a new online OneSearch Library Catalog Tutorial.  The tutorial is available in our library catalog, in many of our library research guides, and on our library website.


Upon completion of the OneSearch Library Catalog Tutorial, library patrons should be able to:

1. Find the OneSearch online library catalog.

2. Search for and locate books and e-books, videos, articles, digital media, and more in the library's collection.

3. Request items from other LACCD libraries.


At the end of the tutorial, there is a short online quiz, which provides users feedback.


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