Electronic databases enable users to find journal, magazine and newspaper articles, book reviews, chapters in books, essays, images, definitions, and other documents not usually listed in library catalogs. Some databases provide citations and abstracts only; others also provide the full text of documents on all subjects; and some provide the electronic version of fiction and nonfiction books and textbooks. Records in these databases are fully indexed by author, title, subject headings, etc., and thus these databases provide powerful searchability. To read a description of each of our major databases, please click here.
Although the Library still maintains some active print subscriptions, the products listed below have allowed us to expand our collection of periodicals exponentially, while at the same time providing remote access even at times when the Library is closed.
Please note: When you click the connect link you will be asked for your username and password. Use your CCBC email logon (Username: firstname.lastname@example.org; password: Welcome followed by your student ID number).
A suite of multidisciplinary and subject-specific databases comprising thousands of newspaper, magazine and journal titles, as well as images and reference publications. The new e-Books Community College Collection is now available, which allows users to access and download the text of thousand of academic books.
Access: Connect to EBSCO
The daily newspaper serving Beaver County and north-western Pittsburgh suburbs.
Access: Connect to Beaver County Times
Legal, business, company and news information from national and international sources, including radio and TV broadcasts.
Access: Connect to LexisNexis
Current and authoritative source for scholarly research articles on literary topics, authors, and their works. Coverage includes all genres and disciplines, all time periods, and all regions of the world.
Access: Connect to Literature Resource Center
Issues & Controversies and Today's Science
Explores hot topics in business, politics, government, education, popular culture and science, including statistical tables, charts and graphs.
Access: Connect to FACTS.com
Full-text of the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal plus hundreds of Criminal Justice periodicals.
Access: Connect to ProQuest
A digital collection of over 700,000 images in the areas of Art, Architecture, the Humanities, and Social Sciences
Access: Connect to ARTstor
Includes Britannica's latest article database, hundreds of articles not found in the print Britannica, Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary (Tenth Edition), the Britannica Book of the Year, and thousands of links to other World Wide Web sites selected by Britannica editors.
Access: Connect to Britannica Online
OVERDRIVE: E-BOOKS AND AUDIOBOOKS
Download free fiction and nonfiction eBooks and audiobooks to enjoy on your computer, smart phone, or e-reader.
Access: Connect to Overdrive
Gale Virtual Reference
Offers full electronic access to the following Nursing and Health-related reference titles:
Body Systems (ISBN 9781573027212)
Handbook of Multicultural Mental Health (ISBN 9780123978127)
Magill's Medical Guide, 7th Edition (ISBN 9781587652158)
Access: Gale Virtual Reference
Additional databases are available to all holders of a CCBC library card. On the Beaver County Library System Web page, click the Resources tab. For instance, Learning Express is an interactive database of basic skills tutorials and academic and professional practice exams, such as the CLEP, GED, SAT, Civil Service, Nursing Assistant, PRAXIS, and many more. For instructions on how to access Learning Express, please click here.
Do not hesitate to contact the Library if you have any questions.