Articles & Databases

CSM Library provides access to many databases, featuring a variety of content including scholarly journal articles, news & magazine articles, streaming video, art images, ebooks, online encyclopedias, and more.

Much of the content provided is otherwise not available free online, so you will need to login using your Library card if you are searching from off campus.

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The list below is organized alphabetically. Contact a Librarian if you need assistance using one of the databases.


Academic Search Premier [EBSCO] CSM only logo
To be upgraded January 2018, Replaced by Academic Search Complete
This database covers many subjects and provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including nearly 3,900 academic (peer-reviewed) titles.

Access Science CSM only logo
An online encyclopedia of science and technology.

America: History and Life with Full Text [EBSCO] CSM only logo
This database contains literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present.

American FactFinder a lock that is open
Population, housing, economic, and geographic data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

ARTstor Digital Library CSM only logo
A digital library of art images and descriptive information for students and instructors. Register for a personal account to access additional features or to login directly from the ARTstor home page.

AtoZdatabases PLS only logo
The ultimate search tool for jobs, businesses, mailing lists, background and criminal checks.

Auto Repair Reference Center [EBSCO] CSM only logo
To be discontinued January 2018
Contains repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. Created by ASE certified technicians and updated frequently.

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Biography In Context [Gale] PLS only logo
Biographical reference, magazine, and journal articles.

Biology Journals [ProQuest] CSM only logo
Abstracts and full-text articles from journals in the biological sciences.

Book Index with Reviews [EBSCO] CSM only logo
To be discontinued January 2018
Provides information and descriptions about more than 5 million books.

Books in Review (BIR) Entertainment [EBSCO] CSM only logo
Reviews and information about music and DVDs. Find music and videos by name of artist or performer, or by type or genre.

Britannica Online Academic Edition CSM only logo
An online version of the Encyclopedia Britannica.

Business Insights: Global [Gale] PLS only logo
Company profiles, histories, investment reports, financials, rankings, suits and claims, industry overviews, and associations. Includes links to full-text newspaper and magazine articles.

Business Source Elite [EBSCO] CSM only logo
Provides full text for over 1,000 business publications dating back to 1985. Also includes thousands of company profiles. Updated daily.

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Consumer Health Complete [EBSCO] CSM only logo
To be discontinued January 2018
Thousands of current, full text articles and reports from health and wellness publications in mainstream and alternative medicine, plus videos and animations.

Country Background Notes: U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets a lock that is open
Facts about foreign countries, published by the U.S. Department of State.

CountryWatch CSM only logo
Up-to-date news and information on the countries of the world.

CQ Researcher CSM only logo
In-depth reports on current social issues and problems from Congressional Quarterly.

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Dance in Video, Volume 1 [Alexander Street Press] CSM only logo
Dance in Video contains dance productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies of the 20th century. Selections cover ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance, as well as forerunners of the forms and the pioneers of modern concert dance.

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Ebook Central (formerly ebrary Academic Complete) [ProQuest] CSM only logo
More than 140,000 scholarly books that are easy to access online and in full text. Browse by subjects – literature, social sciences, life sciences, engineering and technology – or use the search box.

eBook Collection [EBSCO] CSM only logo
Check out over 3,200 ebooks and audiobooks in a variety of subjects including many scholarly and academic titles that you will not find through the library catalog.

enki Library PLS only logo
Featuring 60,000 ebook titles, enki provides library subscribers with a collection of popular fiction and nonfiction genres including romance, mysteries, travel, technical, crafts, cooking and more.

ERIC [EBSCO] CSM only logo
The largest source of education information, with almost 1.5 million abstracts of documents and journal articles on education research and practice.

Ethnic NewsWatch [ProQuest] CSM only logo
Articles from the ethnic, minority and native press.

Eureka CSM only logo
An online database of information on careers, colleges, and financial aid. Includes personality self-assessment tools. Students must create a user account; see librarian or career counselor for first-time registration.

European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750 [EBSCO] CSM only logo
A comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750.

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FedStats a lock that is open
FedStats provides access to the official statistical information produced by the Federal Government without having to know in advance which Federal agency produces which particular statistic. More than 100 federal agencies provide data and trend information on such topics as economic and population trends, crime, education, health care, aviation safety, energy use, farm production and more.

Films on Demand CSM only logo
Topics include Humanities and Social Sciences, Business and Economics, Science and Mathematics and Health and Medicine.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia [EBSCO] CSM only logo
Easy to read articles for beginning readers on a wide range of topics.

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Gale Directory Library PLS only logo
International, national and local association directories containing financial information for companies and non-profits, circulation figures for publications, and much more.

Gale Virtual Reference Library CSM only logo
List of subjects included in this database:
ArtsMulticultural Studies
BusinessNation and World
LiteratureSocial Science

General OneFile [Gale] PLS only logo
A one-stop source for popular, scholarly, and trade publications in all formats: newspaper, magazine, journal, and newsletter, etc.

Google Scholar a lock that is open
Google Scholar searches specifically for scholarly literature - peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, etc. Some of the search results are available freely in full-text but many display only links to pay-for-document delivery services. In many cases you can access the complete documents through the CSM Library. When using Google Scholar on your own computer, make sure that "Library Links" in Scholar Preferences are set to "College of San Mateo - Full-Text @ CSM".

Government Documents a lock that is open
Links to federal and state government documents, including books and serials. CSM is a partial government depository library.

GreenFILE [EBSCO] CSM only logo
Information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment such as global warming, green building, sustainable agriculture, and more. Includes academic, government and general-interest articles.

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Health Source - Consumer Edition [EBSCO] CSM only logo
Current, full text articles from health magazines, newsletters, and health reference books.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition [EBSCO] CSM only logo
Full text articles from hundreds of academic journals in nursing and allied health. Includes drug information sheets.

Highwire Press a lock that is open
A division of the Stanford University Libraries, HighWire Press hosts a large repository of peer-reviewed content, much of it available for free. Free content is clearly marked in search results. Also, a listing of their free titles can be found here.


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JSTOR CSM only logo
JSTOR provides a full text archive of articles from scholarly journals in many disciplines (Art, Business, Humanities, Sciences, Social Sciences and more).


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LexisNexis: Nexis Uni (formerly LexisNexis Academic) CSM only logo
Nexis Uni™ features news, business and legal sources from LexisNexis—including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790—with an intuitive interface that offers quick discovery across all content types, personalization features such as Alerts and saved searches and a collaborative workspace with shared folders and annotated documents.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts [EBSCO] CSM only logo
An index of articles on librarianship, online information retrieval, information management and more.

Literature Resource Center [Gale] PLS only logo
Includes biographical information on authors and critical reviews of works. Encyclopedia and journal articles.

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MAS Ultra - School Edition [EBSCO] CSM only logo
Articles and images from nearly 500 popular magazines at the high school level. Plus: reference books, biographies, primary source documents, and an image collection with photos, maps and flags. Recommended for ESL students.

MasterFILE Premier [EBSCO] CSM only logo
To be upgraded January 2018, Replaced by MasterFILE Search Complete
A database containing full text articles of general interest to the public. Includes reference books, primary source documents, and an image collection with photos, maps, and flags.

Provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, the health care system, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine.

Medline Plus a lock that is open
Information from the National Institutes of Health and other sources on over 600 diseases and conditions.

Military & Government Collection [EBSCO] CSM only logo
Current news related to all branches of the military and government; contains articles from over 400 publications.

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National Gallery of Art (NGA) Images a lock that is open
NGA Images is a repository of digital images of the collections of the National Gallery of Art. On this website you can search, browse, share, and download images. More than 45,000 open access digital images up to 4000 pixels each are available free of charge for download and use.

Natural Medicines CSM only logo
Provides evidence based information about dietary supplements, natural medicines, and complementary, alternative, and integrative therapies. Includes up to date information about natural ingredients, drug and/or supplement interactions, effectiveness of treatment options, nutrition depletion, consumer education, pregnancy & lactation, sports medicine, and health & wellness topics. Good for personal use or professional use by athletes, physical therapists, nutritionists, and other health professionals who want to get trusted information on these topics.

Newspaper Source Plus [EBSCO] CSM only logo
Provides full text articles from 800+ newspapers, as well as thousands of television and radio news transcripts.

Nexis Uni (formerly LexisNexis Academic) CSM only logo
Nexis Uni™ features news, business and legal sources from LexisNexis—including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790—with an intuitive interface that offers quick discovery across all content types, personalization features such as Alerts and saved searches and a collaborative workspace with shared folders and annotated documents.

New York Times [] CSM only logo
Online access to one of the most respected names in journalism. Get your account today!

    New York Times
  1. Click
    (You must be on campus to create the account. Once created you can access your account anywhere.)
  2. Click on Create Account.
  3. Sign up by typing in your email address and any password.
  4. Access on any computer. Log in using the account you created.
  5. Visit on your tablet or mobile device to download your free NYT apps. Log in using the account you created.

NoodleTools CSM only logo
Generate and save a bibliography in MLA or APA format. Create an account on campus or ask a librarian for first-time CSM login.

Nursing & Allied Health Source [ProQuest] CSM only logo
Scholarly journal articles from medical disciplines, with an emphasis on nursing and allied health.

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Open Music Library a lock that is open
Curated by a community of music scholars, students, teachers and librarians, the Open Music Library brings together peer-reviewed journal articles, books, music scores, and performances from the world’s digital collections.

Opposing Viewpoints In Context [Gale] PLS only logo
Covers topical social issues, with viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, and links to Web sites and articles.

OverDrive PLS only logo
This collection includes fiction and nonfiction downloadable eBooks and audiobooks. These audiobooks and eBooks can be used on a variety of devices such as PCs, laptops, and supported mobile phones and eReaders. For additional help using OverDrive, explore the OverDrive Help site.

Oxford English Dictionary CSM only logo
The most authoritative source on the English language, with a focus on etymology and historical usage.

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PILOTS: Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress [ProQuest] CSM only logo
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. It provides citations and abstracts to the international literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health impacts of traumatic events.

Primary Search [EBSCO] CSM only logo
Contains the full text of 70 popular magazines at the elementary level. All articles include reading level indicators to determine difficulty. Recommended for ESL students.

Professional Development Collection [EBSCO] CSM only logo
To be discontinued January 2018
Provides high quality education and teaching-related journals and reports. Offers 350+ peer-reviewed titles.

ProQuest Research Library CSM only logo
ProQuest Research Library's 3500 full text periodicals - scholarly, trade and popular – cover subjects from business and political science to literature and psychology.

PsycARTICLES [ProQuest] CSM only logo
Access to the full text of nearly 80 APA journals in behavioral science and related fields ranging from education, to nursing, to business, to neuroscience.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection [EBSCO] CSM only logo
Full text, psychology database with nearly 400 journals. Covers topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and much more.

PubMed a lock that is open
PubMed comprises more than 27 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.


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RAND California CSM only logo
Statistical information on California. Includes population & demographics; health & health care; business & economics; crimes, prisons, & courts; labor force, employment & earnings; energy; environment, resources & weather; K-12 & higher education; income, expenditure, wealth, & poverty; social insurance & human services; transportation & travel; and federal, state, & local government information.

Regional Business News [EBSCO] CSM only logo
Covers 80+ regional business publications from metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

Religion and Philosophy Collection [EBSCO] CSM only logo
To be discontinued January 2018, contents available via Academic Search Complete
Covers world religions, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy, and philosophy history.

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Safari Books Online PLS only logo
Safari is the premier electronic reference library for programmers and IT and business professionals. A broad range of nearly 8,000 technical books are available online.

Salem Online CSM only logo New Content!
Access to online titles from Salem Press. Search all titles at once using the "Salem Online" link above. Search individual collections and titles using the links below. Includes:

Science in Context [Gale] PLS only logo
Science in Context provides detailed coverage of popular subjects from earth science and life science, to space, technology, mathematics and science history. Sources include Gale Encyclopedia of Science, Chemical Elements, Science in Dispute and Macmillan Science Library.

Silicon Valley Business Journal CSM only logo
The online version of the Silicon Valley Business Journal covers the latest breaking business news, updated throughout the day, and also provides coverage of each week's top stories from the Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal.

SIRS Researcher [ProQuest] CSM only logo
Full-text articles exploring social, scientific, health, historic, business, economic, political and global issues.

Statistical Abstract of the United States [ProQuest] CSM only logo
Summary of US social, political and economic statistics taken from Federal agencies and private organizations.

Statistical Insight [ProQuest] CSM only logo
Summary of US social, political and economic statistics taken from Federal agencies and private organizations.

Swank Digital Campus CSM only logo New!
This streaming film and tv database has a Netflix style viewing experience, and features a selection of films from the majority of the major Hollywood studios as well as many independent, foreign, art house, and documentary offerings.

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Teacher Reference Center [EBSCO] CSM only logo
Indexing and abstracts for articles in teaching and administrator journals.

Total Boox Trial PLS only logo
Instantly access a wide range of fiction and nonfiction titles from top publishers. No holds. No waiting lines. No expirations.
Ebooks are downloaded and read on mobile devices (available from Apple, Android, & Kindle).

TRIP: Turning Research Into Practice a lock that is open New!
Trip is a clinical search engine designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and use high-quality research evidence to support their medical practice and/or care.

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U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets a lock that is open
Facts about foreign countries, published by the U.S. Department of State.

U.S. Census Bureau's American FactFinder a lock that is open
Population, housing, economic, and geographic data from the U.S. Census.

U.S. History in Context [Gale] PLS only logo
Provides access to historical (primary) documents, reference articles, and full-text journals on U.S. history.


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WorldCat Local CSM only logo
The world's largest library catalog, WorldCat, is combined with database holdings at CSM for one powerful search. Search the contents of local, regional, national and international libraries.
This tool will update to WorldCat Discovery beginning January 2016. Watch for updates to links.

World Factbook a padlock that is open
Facts about the countries of the world, published by the CIA.

World History in Context [Gale] PLS only logo
Covers 20th century history, including reference sources, full-text articles, maps, images, and primary source documents.




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