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Research Anywhere - Begin Here
When accessing the databases off-campus, use your 14-digit library card number, which you can find on the back of your student id. If you do not have a library account you may request one at this link: Get a Library Account
This account number will also be needed when requesting books from the Library Catalog. See Finding Books below.
Background information is the beginning of all research. Learn about your topic in Credo Reference, a subject-specific encyclopedia, and dictionary database. Use the MindMap function to see related terms, keywords, and people surrounding your topic.
When accessing the databases off-campus, use your 14-digit library card number, which you can find on the back of your student id.
One place to find them all. This is a page containing an alphabetical listing of 100+ LSC databases. A brief description of each is provided.
Academic Search Complete
Multi-disciplinary database; full text of articles from over 5,300 journals, magazines and newspapers, plus image collections.
SciTech Premium Collection
Full-text from an international collection of scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, government publications, and more.
Science & Technology Collection
Over 800 full-text journals; topics include aeronautics, astrophysics, chemistry, computing, geology, aviation, physics, archaeology.
This full-text, weekly multidisciplinary scientific journal publishes original peer-reviewed research and noteworthy science news (1997 to the present).
Gale in Context: Science
Articles, experiments, videos, and podcasts on the most significant science topics of today. Contains magazine as well as academic journal and news articles.
View and access the LSC electronic books anytime & anyplace.
Interlibrary Loan Services Suspended
Due to COVID, this service is suspended, but will be back ASAP.
If a title is not in our catalog, submit a request to have it pulled from another library system. Enjoy this free service!
LSC Library Catalog (Service Suspended due to COVID)
- Request print books and physical items from LSC Libraries, Harris County & Montgomery County Public Libraries.
- Items will be delivered to your campus.
- Search by keyword, author, title, ISBN, and more.