Subject Guide to Online Databases

** TO OBTAIN PASSWORDS – Passwords may be found in Canvas in the NEMCC Students course.  You may also e-mail from your Northeast e-mail account to obtain passwords.  Please make sure the subject of your e-mail is “Passwords.”

Biography Reference Center
(May also access in EbscoHost)
Biography Reference Center – OFF CAMPUS**
Biography Reference Center offers a comprehensive collection of more than 450,000 full text biographies, including the complete full text run of Biography Today and Biography Magazine, as well as thousands of narrative biographies that are not available in other databases.  (MAGNOLIA Database)
User Guide


Provides information about careers as well as personal interest/skills assessments. Includes information about colleges/universities and finding scholarships. Must create a free account.
Quick Guide: How to use Choices


CQ Researcher
In-depth information on current controversial issues with summaries, pros and cons, and bibliographies from 1991 to present. (MELO Database)
Video Guide: How to search using CQ Researcher
Quick Guide: How to search using CQ Researcher


Credo Reference
Search in hundreds of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations, and subject-specific titles, as well as 200,000+ images and audio files, and nearly 200 videos. (MELO Database)


EBSCO Discovery Service
Full text journal articles, magazine articles, newspapers, and ebooks from EBSCO databases and other databases.  Also includes NEMCC Libraries Catalog. (MELO/MAGNOLIA Database)
Video Tutorial: How to use EBSCO Discovery Service
Quick Guide: How to use EBSCO Discovery Service for research


EbscoHost – OFF CAMPUS**
Full text magazine articles, newspapers, reference books and encyclopedias with current issues and archived material back to 1990 and earlier. (MAGNOLIA Database)


Films On Demand
Online access to educational films that covers almost all disciplines. Including content produced by ABC, BBC, PBS, CBS, NBC, Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Bill Moyers, and many others. (MELO Database)


History: Issues & Controversies
When page opens, click on the link on the right for information on American History including explanations of opposing points of view and historical documents. (MELO Database)


Issues & Controversies (FACTS.COM)
Up-to-date, in-depth information on the most debated issues from 1995 until current. It includes explanations of opposing points of view and special features including historical documents. (MELO Database)
Video Tutorial: How to search using Issues and Controversies
Quick Guide :How to search using Issues and Controversies


Literary Reference Center (May also access in EbscoHost)
Literary Reference Center – OFF CAMPUS**
Full text reference works, books, and literary journals containing book reviews, plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, literary criticism, author biographies, poems, short stories, classic novels, author interviews and images of key literary figures. (MAGNOLIA Database)
User Guide


Lit Finder (Gale)
The LitFinder database includes full-text poems, essays, speeches, short stories, and plays. Also included are author biographies, literary articles, commentaries, and explanations.
Video Tutorial
Access My Library App


MELO (Do not use MELO Discovery Search on the MELO website.)
Mississippi community colleges’ virtual library with recommended online databases, electronic books and journals, and scholarly web sites. Occupational Outlook Handbook is also available through this site.
How to find Occupational Outlook Handbook Video
Quick Guide: Occupational Outlook


NoveList (May also access in EbscoHost)
NoveList, a readers’ advisory service for fiction readers, is a database with over 100,000 titles and 90,000 full text reviews. One can do a “Quick Search” by author, title, series, name, or keyword as well as construct a boolean search. The “Features for Teachers” section discusses various ways to use fiction in the preschool through high school classroom. It also includes a section on Book Talks and Discussion Guides. (MAGNOLIA Database)


Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Gale)
(If you are denied access the first time, try going out and coming back in again.)
The Opposing Viewpoints series provides information from the printed series, as well as primary documents, full-text magazine and newspaper articles, and statistics for social issues. (MELO Database)
Video Tutorial: How to Search using Opposing Viewpoints
Quick Guide: How to Search Using Opposing Viewpoints
Access My Library App


SIRS Researcher, contains full-text articles on social, scientific, health, historic, economic, business, political, and global issues from 1989 to current. It also includes maps, graphs, and other illustrations. (MELO Database)
Video Tutorial: How to search using SIRS
Quick Guide: How to search using SIRS


Other Resources


Learning Express Library
Website provides practice tests for many exams such as GED, ACT, SAT, Praxis Core, Nursing Aide/Nursing Assistant, ASVAB, EMT, Firefighter, LSAT, GMAT, Real Estate, Civil Service, etc.  Exercises and tutorials for improving software, math, reading, grammar/writing, and science skills are also provided. For first time use, click “Register” and enter your public library card number. Create an account by entering your e-mail address, name, username, and password of your choice. Select one of the library institutions outside of Jackson if your library is not listed. Click “Create Account.”

BioDigital Human
Website provides virtual 3-D model of the human body.  Includes information on conditions which affect the different parts of the body.  Must use Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.  Log in using Facebook or Google account. – People
Website provides biographical information on famous people.

Get Body Smart
Website provides tutorials and quizzes on the systems of the human body.

JSTOR Open Access eBooks
Free ebooks available from JSTOR database.  No login or registration needed.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Collection
Browse works of art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Official website of the State of Mississippi.

Mississippi Digital Library
Provides online access to primary source materials held by repositories in the state of Mississippi.

MS Code
Online access to the laws of Mississippi
Descriptive Instructions
User Guide

National Library of Medicine
Provides in-depth information on topics in medicine and health sciences.

Open Culture
Website provides audio books, ebooks, links to movies, online courses, and educational resources.

Purdue Online Writing Lab
Website provides resources to help improve writing skills and provides MLA and APA style guides.
Website provides links to general reference information.
Provides answers to general reference questions.

What’s Next: Books in Series
Website helps you search for fiction series in order to find out how many books are in the series and what comes next in the series.

What Should I Read Next?
Provides book recommendations based on books/authors you like to read.




Last updated on February 15th, 2017 at 10:18 am.