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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?

3-4 minute tutorials about how to use several databases

Note: Some of the interfaces have changed since we made these videos, but the concepts are the same.

Need help? Come to the Library! Building 7.

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 or see tutorial below.

Finding the Library's databases

narrated guide to accessing library databases.

Academic Search Complete

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

Academic Search Complete tutorial

CQ Researcher

Choose or research a social, political or economic issue.

CQ Researcher tutorial, part I and part 2


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

JSTOR tutorial


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

CINAHL tutorial part I and part II


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

ProQuest tutorial part I and part II


Scholarly articles in the field of psychology.

PsycArticles tutorial

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Search subject encyclopedias for background information.

GVRL tutorial


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).

PubMed tutorial part I and part II

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