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Quicksearch Popular Databases

This search widget is designed to search a multi-disciplinary database, so there's a little bit of everything. For a more focused search, make a selection from the A to Z list or create a custom search here. Lock Icon: SMCC users only

GALE's PowerSearch widget will search all of SMCC's GALE databases. For more targeted results, try selecting an individual database from the A to Z list at right. Lock Icon: SMCC users only

9/6/18 - The GALE Power Search Widget is experiencing technical difficulties. Until it is restored, please use any of the individual GALE options posted in the A to Z box, or create a custom cluster to search here.

EBSCO Logo This search widget is designed to search a multi-disciplinary database, so there's a little bit of everything. For a more focused search, make a selection from the A to Z list or create a custom search here. Lock Icon: SMCC users only
Academic Search Complete

MARVEL Logo and LinkClick on the logo to jump to MARVEL and search databases provided by the State of Maine.

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Why Databases?

Databases provide quick access to millions of individual articles drawn from thousands of different publications. If you need the most up-to-the-minute information on a topic, consider searching the databases for content in:

  • Newspapers. They will cover the most current information and provide users with both factual and opinion-based content.
  • Magazines. This is content created to entertain and informs the general reader - no subject area expertise required.
  • Trade Journals. Written for those with knowledge of the given field, trade journals are a great way to locate information on industry trends, professional organizations, and new products or techniques relevant to the field.
  • Academic Journals. These sources will include peer-reviewed articles regarding original scholarly research. They'll describe methodolgy and theory in a way most useful for scholars, professionals, and current students.

Request an Article

Did you find a great article, but it isn't full text? You can request a copy of the article by submitting a full citation of the article to library@smccme.edu.

What's in a full citation? Be sure to include:

  • Author
  • Title
  • Publication
  • Volume & Issue
  • Date
  • Pages

SMCC's article request services are available Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm. Evening and weekend requests will be addressed during regular operating hours.

Attention: Database Changes!

 

In July, the Maine State Library began a contract with a new database vendor, Gale. As a result, the state-funded databases available via MARVEL will be changing over the coming weeks. Many new Gale databases have come online, while other (primarily EBSCO) resources are actively being phased out.

We are working to offer SMCC users access to both new and old resources during this transition period, but we anticipate all affected resources will be unavailable by the start of the fall semester. Any students or faculty concerned about the availability of resources can contact Library staff at mLibrary@smccme.edu.

Databases A to Z

Please be aware most databases in the A to Z list are for SMCC users only. SMCC login and password will be required for access outside the Learning Commons. Lock Icon: SMCC users only