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Research Databases

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. 

The Library still maintains some active print subscriptions, however,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 logon (Username:; 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.  More info  

Access: Connect to EBSCO

 Beaver County TimesThe Times E-Edition digital access has changed. Sign in with your CCBC Username and Password. Another screen for access will appear. The current edition of the Times then can be accessed by utilizing Username: and Password: News1234 at the Times' sign-in page.

Archived Times editions up to the day before the current date are accessible with your library card by going to the Beaver County Library System's Newsbank option: go to; choose the Resources Tab; select Beaver County Times archive, type in your library card number and access the edition you wish to read up to yesterday.  

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.  More info


Lexis- Nexis Access: Connect to NexiUni



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.  More info

 Access: Connect to Literature Resource  Center



Discover college and university news, information, and jobs.

Access: Connect to The Chronicle


  Issues & Controversies and Today's Science 

Explores hot topics in business, politics, government, education, popular culture and science, including statistical tables, charts and graphs.   Also, sample a selection of academic Films on Demand. 

 Access: Connect to FACTS Issues and

Access: Connect to FACTS Today's Science

Access: Connect to Films on Demand


Full-text of the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal plus hundreds of Criminal Justice periodicals.  More info

 Access: Connect to ProQuest

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Mango Languages is an online language-learning program that teaches practical conversation skills for today’s

global citizen. Listen in on casual conversations, watch movies, and connect with new cultures. Access this interactive program through any mobile app. Over 70 available languages. First time users must create a profile before logging in.


 Access: Connect to Mango to register

               Connect to Mango to explore as a guest





A digital collection of over 700,000 images in the areas of Art, Architecture, the Humanities, and Social Sciences  More info

 Access: Connect to ARTstor





 Download free fiction and nonfiction eBooks and audiobooks to enjoy on your computer, smart phone, or e-reader.  More info

Access:  Connect to Overdrive

Gale Virtual Reference    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:  Connect to 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. In addition, Commonwealth Libraries suite of databases is available at the Resources Power Library tab including  GreenR, Books and Authors, EBooks, Contemporary Authors, Science Reference Center and more.  All you need for access is your library card!

Do not hesitate to contact the Library if you have any questions.