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Research Guides: Database tutorials

An organized list & links to all the guides and tutorials produced by your Tacoma Community College librarians

What's here?

Short tutorials -- most are 3 to 4 minutes -- about how to use several databases. (Note: Some of the interfaces have changed since we made these videos, but the concepts are the same.)

What are databases?

TCC's research databases provide full text (and indexing) of magazine, newspaper, journal, and subject encyclopedia articles. Access library databases through the portal.

Using the library catalog tutorial

Find books using the library catalog.

Academic Search Complete tutorials

Find academic, scholarly, and peer-reviewed journal articles.

Explore the Academic Search Complete database:

Academic Search Complete tutorial:

Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) tutorials

Search subject encyclopedias for background information.

Search the GVRL database:

GVRL tutorial:

Database: JSTOR (with tutorials)

Find scholarly journal articles, dating from the 1800s through about 3 years ago.

Explore the JSTOR database:

Video tutorials:

ProQuest tutorials

Find newspaper, magazine, trade journal and scholarly journal articles.

Database:

Quick Guide:

General video tutorial:

More advanced tutorials:

Database: CINAHL (with video tutorials)

Find academic, scholarly, and peer-reviewed journal articles in the the fields of nursing and allied health.

Explore CINAHL:

CINAHL tutorials:

CQ Researcher tutorials

Choose or research a socialpolitical or economic issues through reports in the CQ Researcher database.

Search the CQ Researcher database:

CQ Researcher tutorial:

Database: PsycArticles (with video tutorial)

Scholarly articles in the field of psychology.

Explore the database:

Video tutorials:

Database: PubMed (with video tutorials)

Find more than 24 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content (i.e. not all articles will be available to you)

Explore PubMed:

PubMed tutorials:

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