Why use the library's databases instead of Google and Wikipedia?
Information on the Internet can be reputable and accurate, or—because anyone can post online—it can also be inaccurate or misleading. It is always important to evaluate what you find online. The library subscribes to databases that contain vetted, reliable sources that regular search engines can’t access. With just one search, these databases locate hundreds of sources, including newspapers, magazines and scholarly articles.
The LCC Libraries subscribe to the following databases. When you search for a topic in either the Junior or Senior School catalogues, each database will be searched automatically, allowing you to browse all results at once. To obtain the passwords for off-campus access please speak to the librarians.
A general database providing more than 1,700 full-text magazines, newspapers, books, and transcript titles, plus a collection of over 7 million maps, pictures, weblinks, and audio/video files.
This database is comprised of more than 500 scholarly journals and popular science magazines. These publications support research and instruction in science, technology, engineering and math.
A highly selective digital library of academic content in many formats and disciplines (humanities, social sciences, sciences). The collections include top peer-reviewed scholarly journals as well as respected literary journals, academic monographs, research reports from trusted institutes, and primary sources.
Provides individual reports covering 200+ countries, the Canadian provinces, and all 50 United States. These reports are written and reviewed by in-country experts and are updated as new information becomes available.