Online Library Databases

Online databases are provided by the Library for Compton College students, faculty, and staff.
If accessing these databases from off-campus or from a personal device, you will be required to sign in with your MyCompton login. 

Database Tutorials

Short video tutorials demonstrating database-specific search features are available below. All videos are captioned. Click on the desired link to view the video in YouTube:

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Database Collections

General Information

Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)
Full-text for more than 6,600 journals (6,000 peer-reviewed).

ProQuest Research Library (ProQuest)
Provides one-stop access to more than 4,000 scholarly journals, trade publications, and magazines covering over 150 academic disciplines.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (EBSCO)
Offers over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas, updated annually.

MAS Ultra School Edition (EBSCO)
Contains full-text of magazines, reference books, biographies, primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps, and flags.

MasterFILE Complete (EBSCO)
Full-text of over 2,000 general magazines.

Primary Search (EBSCO)
Full-text of more than 70 popular magazines.

Arts and Music

Book Index with Reviews - Entertainment (EBSCO)
Information on 450,000 music titles and 200,000 DVD/video titles


Business Source Elite (EBSCO)
Full-text for over 1,000 business publications and more than10,100 company profiles from Datamonitor.

Regional Business News (EBSCO)
Over 70 business journals, newspapers, and newswires including Orange County Business Journal. Updated daily.


ERIC - Educational Resources Information Center (EBSCO)
Provides access to education journals and other resources, linking to more than 300,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966.

Library, Information Science, & Technology Abstracts (EBSCO)
Indexes periodicals, books, and research reports on librarianship, cataloging, online information retrieval, and information management.

English and Literature

Project Gutenberg (Free for all users)
The first and largest single full-text collection of free eBooks, with over 25,000 titles in the Project Gutenberg Online Book Catalog.

Government and Law

Military & Government Collection (EBSCO)
A collection of periodicals, academic journals, and other content current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government.

History, Political Science and Ethnic Studies

America, History and Life (EBSCO)
Full-text articles covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present.

Provides background information about individual countries and political and economic news from around the world.
NOTE: Now available off-campus via EZProxy (MyCompton login required)

CQ Researcher 
Examines a controversial issue every week, offering background information, pro and con arguments, and references for further study.

European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750 (EBSCO)
EBSCO Publishing, in cooperation with the John Carter Brown Library, created this comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. (Free for all users)
Provides pro and con sides of controversial issues.

SIRS KnowledgeBase Portal (SIRS)
Provides relevant, credible information on social issues, science, history, government, the arts and humanities. Articles on controversial issues feature pro and con sides. Full-text articles and internet resources are carefully selected from thousands of domestic and international publications and respected organizations. Databases about countries of the world, political conditions and their maps are also offered.


Ethnic NewsWatch (ProQuest)
Full-text newspaper and magazine articles from ethnic, minority, and native publications.

U.S. Major Dailies (formerly National Newspapers Core) (ProQuest)
Full-text articles and abstracts from the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post.

Newspaper Source Plus (EBSCO)
Full-text access to more than 700 national and international newspapers including the Orange County Register, San Jose Mercury News, San Francisco Chronicle, USA Today, and The Times (London). Also includes television and radio transcripts from CBS News, CNN, National Public Radio, etc.

Regional Business News (EBSCO)
Over 70 business journals, newspapers and newswires, including Orange County Business Journal. Updated daily.

Nursing and Health

Health Source: Consumer Edition (EBSCO)
Information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (EBSCO)
Full-text articles from health and medical journals and magazines.

Journals@OVID (OVID)
Full-text from selected nursing and allied health journals.

Index and citations for journal articles and other resources related to medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and the healthcare system.

MEDLINE (PubMed - US National Institute of Health) (Free for all users)
Index and citations for journal articles and other resources related to medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and the healthcare system. Full -text of selected articles available.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection (EBSCO)
Full-text articles on psychology, psychiatry, and anthropology from over 500 journals.


Scholarly and general interest articles and government reports about the environment. (Free for all users)
Government-sponsored site searches over 36 databases and 1,850 selected websites, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information. Includes research and development results and covers topics like Math, Agriculture, Physics, and a host of other areas.

Vocational and Career Development

Learning Express 
Provides practice exams for basic skills, TOEFL, civil service, U.S. citizenship, nursing (including NCLEX), and other academic and career oriented preparations. Users must register and create individual account and password.

Occupational Outlook Handbook (Free for all users)
The Bureau of Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor provides this nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives.

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