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Galveston College’s Library is able to offer students, faculty members, and staff access to over fifty comprehensive online databases, through the TexShare database service.

TexShare libraries work together to offer patrons exclusive e-content, online education and career advancement tools, and expanded borrowing privileges. With more than 1,000 libraries and branches across the state, you can always find your nearest TexShare library!

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The most popular databases are below as well as a comprehensive list of databases sorted by subject.

Database Access and Passwords

Most of the online databases require a username/password for off-campus access.  You can find a full listing of usernames/passwords by logging on to Whitecaps Portal then click on Library Online Resources under the Quick Links tab.

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 Databases by Subject

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AGRICOLA –  This database contains bibliographic records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Library. Coverage for AGRICOLA dates back to 1970 and includes more than 4.8 million citations. The citations are comprised of journal articles, monographs, theses, patents, software, audiovisual materials, and technical reports related to agriculture.

Agricultural & Environmental Science Database

Business & Economics

Business Abstracts with Full Text (H.W.Wilson) – offers a multitude of business magazines and scholarly journals: this comprehensive database contains the full text of articles from more than 510 key publications dating back to 1995, and provides access to product evaluations, interviews, biographical sketches, corporate profiles, obituaries, surveys, statistical rankings, book reviews and reports from associations, societies, trade shows, conferences and more.

Business Source Complete – is the world’s definitive scholarly business database, providing the leading collection of bibliographic and full-text content. As part of the comprehensive coverage offered by this database, indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals back as far as 1886 are included. In addition, searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,300 journals.

Economia y Negocios – is the result of a collaborative effort between EBSCO Publishing and Universidad ESAN (Escuela de Administración de Negocios para Graduados). More than 84,500 records, dating back to the early 1980s, provide coverage for more than 340 Spanish and Portuguese-language periodicals published in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Spain, the United States and elsewhere.

Enhanced Business Search Interface

Enterprise Search Engine

Legal Collection

Legal Information Reference Center 

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Reference Center

Regional Business News – provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

Small Business Reference Center – offers a wide variety of information on small business and entrepreneurial subject areas, common business types, a help and advice section, and provides information on how to create business plans that lead to successful funding.


Educational Administration Abstracts 

ERIC – The Education Resource Information Center provides access to education literature and resources. The database contains more than 1.3 million records and provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index.

Explora Educator’s Edition 

Explora for Elementary/Primary

Explora for High School

Explora for Public Libraries

MAS Ultra – School Edition

Professional Development Collection  

Teacher Reference Center


Funk & Wagnall’s New Encyclopedia – This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

Handbook of Texas Online – Encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture containing more than 23,000 articles on people, places, events, historical themes, and institutions.

General Work & Reference

Academic Search Complete – The World’s most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multidisciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. Searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,400 journals.

All GaleGroup Databases

Book Review Digest Plus (H.W. Wilson)

Credo Reference – This database contains dictionaries, bilingual dictionaries, thesauri, encyclopedias, quotations, and atlases, plus a wide range of subject-specific titles covering everything from accounting to zoology, math, management, media studies, medicine, mountains, music, and multimedia.

eBook Collection (formerly NetLibrary)

Ebrary – Contains a suite of reference tools and a rich collection that includes books, journals, magazines, maps, and other publications. Users can browse, view, search, copy, and print documents from their computers. Ebrary’s aggregated collections cover academic disciplines including business and economics, computers, technology and engineering, humanities, life and physical science, and social and behavioral sciences.

Ebsco Host Espanol 

Ebsco Host Web

Films on Demand – This database contains films and allows users to access more than 5,500 educational titles in dozens of subject areas. Allows faculty and students instant access to thousands of programs conveniently place into groups of subject-specific categories.

Fuente Academica Premier

Funk & Wagnall’s New Encyclopedia

Gale Legal Forms


Google Scholar 

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center – This database offers detailed “how-to” instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines, including Bead & Button, Creative Knitting, FineScale Modeler, Quilter’s World and many more.

Home Improvement Reference Center

Humanities Full Text – Includes many of the most important academic journals in the humanities with the full text of articles from over 300 periodicals dating back to 1995, and high-quality indexing for almost 700 journals—of which 470 are peer-reviewed—dating as far back as 1984. The database provides coverage of feature articles, interviews, bibliographies, obituaries, and original works of fiction, drama, poetry and book reviews, as well as reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, radio and television programs, plays, operas, and more.

JSTOR – is a not–for–profit service that helps scholars, researchers, and students discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content in a trusted digital archive of over one thousand academic journals and other scholarly content. It uses information technology and tools to increase productivity and facilitate new forms of scholarship. JSTOR includes journal content, primary sources, images, and more across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.

Legal Collection

Legal Information Reference Center 

Literary Reference Center – A full-text database that combines information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals as well as original content from EBSCO Publishing. Containing full text for more than 35,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, nearly 100,000 articles/essays of literary criticisms, more than 253,000 author biographies (including more than 22,000 in-depth bios), more than 460 literary journals, more than 693,000 book reviews, nearly 78,000 classic and contemporary poems, more than 19,600 classic and contemporary short stories, more than 6,500 author interviews, more than 8,200 classic texts and much more.

MAS Complete (Formerly MAS Ultra: School Edition)

MAS Ultra – School Edition

MasterFILE Complete

MasterFILE Premier – Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with full-text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.

Military Database

Military & Government Collection

Military Library Full Text – Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military. The database provides full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals. Also included is full text of over 245 pamphlets.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Play Index – Searches over 30,000 plays written from Antiquity to the present and published from 1949 to the present in the convenient electronic form that patrons prefer. An invaluable aid to finding the perfect plays, Play Index covers a wide range of plays written in or translated into English, including mysteries, pageants, plays in verse, puppet performances, radio and television plays, and classic drama. Search for plays by title; author; subject (sisters, culture conflict, marriage); style (symbolism, experimental theater); genre (comedy, melodrama, musical); cast type.

Primary Search – Provides full text for more than 70 popular, magazines for elementary school research. All full-text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full-text information dates as far back as 1990.

Project M– USE – The trusted source of complete, full-text versions of scholarly journals from many of the world’s leading university presses and scholarly societies, with over 120 publishers currently participating. UPCC Book Collections on Project M– USE, launched in January 2012, offer top quality book-length scholarship, fully integrated with M– USE’s scholarly journal content

Professional Development Collection – Designed for professional educators. This database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high-quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports. Professional Development Collection is the most comprehensive collection of full-text education journals in the world.


Sustainability Reference Center

SIRS Researcher – Provides thousands of full-text articles on social, scientific, health, historic, business, economic, political and global issues. Graphics, including charts, maps, diagrams, and drawings, are available for many of the articles. Contains articles on controversial topics from over 1,900 domestic and international newspapers, magazines, journals, and U.S. government publications.

Sustainability Reference Center

Teaching Books 

Texas Digital Sanborn Maps 

TOPICsearch – Contains full text for over 150,961 articles from 475 diverse sources including international and regional newspapers, EBSCO’s unparalleled collection of periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information.

Vocational and Career Collection – Designed for vocational and technical libraries servicing high schools, community colleges, trade institutions, and the general public. This collection provides full-text coverage for nearly 340 trade and industry-related periodicals.

History & Geography

American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 1

American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 2

American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 3

American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 4

American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 5

American Indian Histories and Cultures – This unique resource makes available, for the first time, many rare and significant documents from the Edward E. Ayer Collection at the Newberry Library, Chicago; one of the strongest archival collections on American Indian history in the world. Spanning four hundred years, document types include manuscripts, artworks, speeches and petitions, diaries, correspondence, linguistic and ethnographic studies, photographs, maps, photographs, rare printed books, and American Indian newspapers.

The American West – Sourced from the Everett D. Graff Collection at the Newberry Library, Chicago, ‘The American West’ allows browsers to explore tales of frontier life, Pioneers, Wild West shows, the Gold Rush, vigilantes, and outlaws. Document types include: manuscripts, trade cards, wanted posters, photographs, claim certificates, news-sheets, rare printed works, brand books, broadsides, correspondence, diaries, directories, journals, pamphlets, periodicals, and artworks.

Biography of Native North Americans (BNNA) – A bibliographic database covering all aspects of native North American culture, history, and life. This resource covers a wide range of topics including archaeology, multicultural relations, gaming, governance, legend, and literacy. BNNA contains more than 141,000 citations for books, essays, journal articles, and government documents of the United States and Canada. Dates of coverage for included content range from the sixteenth century to the present.

Heritage Quest Online – Includes genealogical and local history materials for tracing family lineages and American culture, beginning with the 13 original colonies. Contains information from towns and families of all 50 states as well as Canada, England, and Ireland. Search by title, family name geographic area, or subject. Includes searchable U.S. Census images from 1790 to 1930, genealogical reference books, Revolutionary-War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant application files, and Freedman’s Bank (1865-1874 – African-American) records.

Texas Digital Sanborn Maps (1867-1970) – Produced for over 100 years, Sanborn maps charted the growth and development of American cities. Sanborn maps are large scale plans of a city or town, at a scale of 50ft to an inch.

Texas Reference Canter – A Texas specific product comprised of periodicals, reference books, reports, and other content relevant to the state. Texas Reference Center contains more than 75 full text periodicals, 150 full text reference books, several Texas newspapers, and much more.

World History Collection – Offers a global look at history with content from Africa, Asia, North and South America, Europe and the Middle East. World History Collection contains cover-to-cover full text for 150 titles, including many peer-reviewed journals. Full text dates as far back as 1964.

Library Science & Publishing

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts

The Serials Directory – provides access to the most up-to-date and accurate bibliographic information as well as current pricing structures for popular serials. This database contains nearly 250,000 U.S. and international titles, including newspapers; data from more than 108,000 publishers worldwide, including e-mail and Internet addresses; and Library of Congress and Dewey Decimal Classifications for every entry.

World Cat – Good for identifying ILL sources, lists libraries that have books and other materials. The world’s most comprehensive bibliography, with more than 86 million bibliographic records and nearly 1.2 billion holdings representing the collections of more than 10,000 libraries, over 400 languages, and all types of materials ranging from stone tablets to electronic books. World Cat is undated on a daily basis. Includes information from before 1,000 to present.


20th Century Poetry

Book Review Digest – An essential library tool that brings together book reviews on a wide range of topics, from a variety of sources. Unlike reviews on book-sale sites and the open Internet, many of the reviews are serious, academic works. This invaluable resource for literary and biographical research is essential for readers’ advisory and collection development.

Essay & General Literature Index – A unique reference database that cites records contained in collections of essays and miscellaneous works published in the United States, Great Britain, and Canada. More than 320 single and multi-authored volumes are indexed annually with more than 20 selected annuals and serial publications.

Artemis – Literature is a TEX-Share resource which includes the Literature Resource Center, Scribner Writer’s Online and  Twayne’s Author Online

Gale Literary Database Master – Index to the major literature products published by Gale. It combines and cross-references over 165,000 author names, including pseudonyms and variant names, and listings for over 215,000 titles into one source.


Literary Reference Center  – A full-text database that combines information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals as well as original content from EBSCO Publishing. Containing full text for more than 35,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, nearly 100,000 articles/essays of literary criticisms, more than 253,000 author biographies (including more than 22,000 in-depth bios), more than 460 literary journals, more than 693,000 book reviews, nearly 78,000 classic and contemporary poems, more than 19,600 classic and contemporary short stories, more than 6,500 author interviews, more than 8,200 classic texts and much more.

Literary Reference Center Plus

Literature Resource Center – Research authors and their works, literary movements and genres. Search across several major Literature databases to find full text of literary works, journal articles, literature criticism, reviews, biographical information and overviews.

Project Muse

Scribner Writers Series – Includes 1,564 essays on authors of all nationalities and time periods. Essays include broad biocritical overviews as well as specialized treatments. Each essay includes a concise introductory preface and a biography placing the author’s work within a personal and historical framework.

Short Story Index  – Is to index all the important collections and anthologies of short stories that are published each year. All literary genres are covered. Approximately 200+ monographs are captured per year, with approximately 3,000-4,000 analytics (chapters/stories).

Twayne’s Author Series – Critical introductions to the lives and works of writers, history and influence of literary movements, and the development of literary genres. Primarily devoted to critical interpretation and discussion of authors’ works, these studies take account of major literary trends and important contributions to scholarship and criticism.


Newspaper Source – Provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 (U.S.) & international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for 389 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full-text television & radio news transcripts are also provided.

Serials Directory

America’s News – Provides electronic editions of record for valuable local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers–all in one easy-to-search database. Each paper provides unique coverage of local and regional news, including companies, politics, sports, industries, cultural activities, and people in the community. Paid ads are excluded.

Web News

Nursing, Medicine & Allied Health

AHFS Consumer Medication Information

Alt-Health Watch – This database focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers libraries full-text articles for more than 180 international and often peer-reviewed journals and reports. In addition, there are hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts. Alt HealthWatch provides in-depth coverage across the full spectrum of subject areas covered by complementary and alternative medicine. This database features indexing and abstracts going back as far as 1984, and full text going back as far as 1990.

CINAHL Plus with Full Text – A robust collection of full text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 770 journals indexed in CINAHL®. This authoritative file contains full text for many of the most used journals in the CINAHL index, with no embargo. CINAHL Plus with Full Text is the core research tool for all areas of nursing and allied health literature. Full-text coverage dates back to 1937.

Consumer Health Complete 

Health Business Elite

Health Policy Reference Center  – Integrated database providing articles from a wide range of full-text nursing and allied health journals, newspapers, and magazines with full-text reference works, multi-media, and consumer health information.

Health Source: Consumer Edition – The richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide, providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine, and general health. Provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition – Provides nearly 550 scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. It also features the AHFS Consumer Medication Information, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.

MedCalc – MedCalc 3000 is a unique computerized medical reference and tool set. MedCalc 3000 encompasses a wide array of pertinent medical formulae, clinical criteria sets, and decision tree analysis tools used every day by clinicians, medical educators, nurses, and health care students of all types. It’s also a collection of over 520 calculators, clinical criteria sets and decision trees that are indispensable to anyone practicing, teaching or studying evidence-based medicine.


MEDLINE – Provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 5,400 current biomedical journals.

Middle Search Plus – Provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full-text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Middle Search Plus also contains 84,774 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and a School Image Collection of photos, maps, and flags.

Natural & Alternative Treatments – A complementary and alternative medicine database designed specifically for the consumer health researcher. Updated weekly, and contains detailed information on almost 200 different conditions and the conventional and natural treatments used to treat them, over 300 herbs and supplements, plus drug-herb and drug-supplement interactions for more than 90 drug categories.

Nursing Reference Center Plus

Salud en Espanol (Consumer Health Complete in Spanish) – Provides comprehensive evidence-based reports and fact sheets in Spanish on all aspects of consumer health and wellness. The content found in this database includes a diverse collection of health-related themes: first aid, infant/childcare and illnesses, alternative medicine, aging, and wellness.

Stedman’s Medical Dictionary – The most technologically advanced and content-rich medical dictionary ever. contains reliable, essential resources for the health care field, including medical students, physicians, educators, researchers, medical records/coding, and medical language specialists. You can search for the definition of a term, hear it pronounced, see it illustrated, and watch it in motion. In short, you will be given all of the tools you need to learn, understand, and use medical terminology correctly.

Psychology & Religion

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection – A comprehensive database covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods. This is the world’s largest full text psychology database offering full text coverage for nearly 400 journals.

Religion & Philosophy Collection – Provides extensive coverage of such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy with more than 300 full text journals.


American Chemical Society Journals – The American Chemical Society is the leading publisher of peer-reviewed research journals in the chemical and related sciences, serving scientific communities worldwide through an unparalleled commitment to quality, reliability, and innovation.

Science & Technology Collection

Science & Technology Complete – Contains over 830 leading full text journals covering relevant aspects of the scientific and technical community. Topics include aeronautics, astrophysics, chemistry, computer technology, geology, aviation, physics, archaeology, and materials science. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 1,740 publications.

SciTech Collection Premium 

Technology, Engineering & Manufacturing

Computer Science – Provides researchers with the latest information and current trends in high technology. This database offers full text for nearly 300 publications and indexing and abstracts for nearly 450 publications.

Computer Source

Home Improvement Reference Center – A collection of step-by-step guides and videos to teach and assist in home repair and remodeling. Subjects range from decorating, electrical work, standard maintenance, plumbing and woodworking. Provides users with detailed, user-friendly “how-to” information covering all manner of home improvement/repair projects.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts – A leading database in the areas of information science. ISTA indexes journal articles from more than 450 publications plus books, research reports, and conference proceedings and patents, with ongoing comprehensive coverage of the most important periodicals in this field. Coverage dates back to the mid-1960s.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center – A reference guide to fixing and maintaining small engines for all-terrain vehicles, generators, boats, motorcycles, outdoor equipment, watercraft, snowmobiles, and tractors. Provides users with detailed, yet user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines. All of the content is organized in a powerful, easy-to-use manner so that users can quickly gain the information they need.