What is a database?
Academic databases are searchable collections of records from previously published materials, such as magazines, journals, newspapers, reference books, government reports, primary documents, news wires and more.
Off Campus Access
NOTE: To log into the COS Library academic databases off campus, use Banner ID number without @ and your date of birth.
Example for March 8th, 1996 would be: 3/8/1996
Recommended COS Databases
Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center covers current event topics (the facts, as well as the arguments) and includes topic overviews, statistics, government data and information on legislation.
Watch short Tutorials and learn how to use this database
SIRS (Social Issues Research Series) contains all full-text articles from a variety of newspaper and magazines covering current social issues.
CQ Researcher covers in-depth the most current and controversial issues of the day with complete summaries, pros and cons, bibliographies and timelines.