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
COS students, faculty and staff may access databases off-campus (Visalia, Hanford and Tulare) through the online catalog.
This handout was given to the students during their library visit: Step by step instruction how to enter databases off campus.
Call the Library Reference Desk at 737-6179 during Library hours if you have questions or need help. You may also email your research questions using Ask a Librarian online reference service.
COS Databases that could be useful
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.
Off campus access for Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center
Watch a short Tutorial