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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

Academic Search Complete

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

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.

Featured Resource

Our New York Times "student pass" subscription lets all members of the SMCC community (not just students!) access all the news content on the NY Times website - no paywalls and no restrictions! Read online, browse section by section, and even save articles for later.

TIP: Look for the layout/media options below the header on the NY Times site. "Today's Paper" allows alternate layout options meant to better mimic the paper reading experience and "Video" provides access to NY Times media options. Lock Icon: SMCC users only

3/28/18 - Some NYT Student Pass users are experiencing difficulties accessing all content. Please clear your browser history and/or change your password. This action does seem to be restoring normal access for users.

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