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Databases are collections that hold a library's electronic items. They are useful in finding online articles from journals, magazines and newspapers (images, audio-files and more). To access 100+ databases of Lone Star College Library, go to page. Off-campus access requires the 14-digit library barcode from the back of your student ID.
As a freely accessible web search engine, Google Scholar is an additional resource you can dig in for journal articles and other materials. Follow the instructions below to use Google Scholar to access research articles from Lone Star College Library.
Top Article Databases
Useful when you're starting out on a research project. Do simple searches to find topic introductions in a variety of subjects. The mind map tool will help you discover related ideas and terms.
Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints
Provides topic overviews as well as collects a variety of sources, including statistics, reference materials, journal articles, news articles, images, and audio broadcasts.
New York Times: Create Your Account
Use your Lone Star email address to create an account via this link. Once you've made an account, you can go straight to the regular NYT site (nytimes.com) and log in as if you were a paying subscriber.
Full-text, balanced, comprehensive journalistic reports and analysis of current and controversial issues of the day.
Issues & Controversies
Full-text articles from different points of view on important issues in today's news, plus statistics, images, related court cases, and more.
Academic Search Complete
Multi-disciplinary database; full text of articles from over 5,300 journals, magazines and newspapers, plus image collections.
Complete historical full text of all issues of peer-reviewed journals in a wide range of humanities and social science fields.
- NOTE: Off-campus access requires authentication with your library account number on the back of your student ID card.
Tips to use Google Scholar to search articles from Lone Star College Library:
- Click on Settings
- Click on Library Links tab
- Search "Lone Star College"
- Check the box for "Lone Star College Libraries - Full-text from Lone Star" and save
Google Scholar Guide
Google Scholar is another search tool for locating scholarly content. This guide will explain how to adjust the settings to find links to LSC content and use GS in more depth.