This is a complete list of the PNCA Library’s databases.

Databases require your PNCA credentials to log in, unless otherwise noted.

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Academic OneFile (Gale)

Academic OneFile is a terrific source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects, Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive. With millions of articles available in both PDF, HTML full-text and audio files, researchers are able to find accurate information quickly.

Agriculture (Gale)

Focused on agriculture and its related fields: from practical aspects of farming to cutting edge scientific research in horticulture.

AMICA (Hosted by Luna Commons)

The AMICA Library is now free and contains over 90,000 works of art from the collections of contributing museums worldwide. Cultures and time periods range from contemporary art, Native American and Inuit art, to ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian works, along with Japanese and Chinese works. Types of works include paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, and photographs, as well as textiles, costumes, jewelry, decorative art, and books and manuscripts.

Art & Architecture Source

Art & Architecture Source is an art research database that covers a broad range of subjects from fine, decorative and commercial art, to various areas of architecture and architectural design. It features full-text articles, indexing and abstracts for an array of journals, books and more.


Access info: Create your own login on campus, or see Library Homeroom for generic login information.

Artstor is a digital library of more than one million high-resolution, downloadable images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes. Artstor serves users both within the arts and in disciplines outside of the arts.

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Bloomsbury Applied Visual Arts

Access over 170 illustrated eBooks across the applied visual arts, including: fashion and textiles; design and illustration; photography; film and media; architecture and interiors; design and marketing.

Books & Authors (Gale)

Books & Authors is a reader’s advisory tool that includes plot summaries, reading recommendations for similar titles, and searchable information on genre, characters, subjects, and time period. The content is based on Gale’s popular What Do I Read Next? Series and includes book reviews and author biographic information for over 146,000 book titles in nonfiction topics and fiction genres.

Business (Gale)

Provides full-text coverage of all business disciplines including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and strategy through nearly 4,000 leading business and trade publications, updated daily.

Business Insights: Global (Gale)

Research and analyze companies and industries around the world. Featuring the content you need to explore a global business landscape.

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Chicago Manual of Style Online

The Chicago Manual of Style is PNCA’s official institutional style for writing. This online resource will help you with all aspects of writing within this style including publishing standards, grammar, and citations of all kinds.

Communications and Mass Media (Gale)

Brings together information found in more than 400 journals on all aspects of the communications field, including advertising, public relations, linguistics, and literature, meet the needs of researchers.

Computer Science (Gale)

For researchers who need to keep pace with the fast changing world of high technology, Computer Science is their Internet- accessible reference solution.

Criminal Justice (Gale)

Informs the research process for those studying law, law enforcement, terrorism, homeland security, forensic science, and more.

Culinary Arts (Gale)

Offers more than five million articles from more than 250 major cooking and nutrition magazines, as well as book reference content.

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Diversity Studies (Gale)

Collection of journals that explores cultural differences, contributions and influences in the global community.

EBSCO eBooks Academic Collection

This robust collection contains more than 200,000 multidisciplinary e-books representing a broad range of academic subject matters.

Economics and Theory (Gale)

With a strong emphasis on titles covered in the EconLit database, this collection provides periodicals focusing on topics in economics.

Educator’s Reference Complete (Gale)

Educator’s Reference Complete covers multiple levels of education from preschool to college, and every educational specialty — such as technology, bilingual education, health education, and testing. Educator’s Reference Complete also focuses on issues in administration, funding and policy.

Encyclopedia Britannica

The Encyclopedia Britannica features a wealth of authoritative source material including detailed subject entries, videos, timelines, country comparisons, and Merriam-Webster Dictionary & Thesaurus. This is a great spot to begin research on an amazing variety of topics.

Entrepreneurship (Gale)

Provides authoritative periodical content supporting business school students and entrepreneurs seeking insights, tips, strategies and success stories.

Environmental Studies In Context (Gale)

An electronic resource that focuses on the study of sustainability and the environment. Topics include global warming, food safety, access to health care, and the impact of economic development on international relations.

Environmental Studies and Policy (Gale)

Addresses environmental concerns and research with coverage from more than 300 journals and book reference content.


Access info: No login required.

Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) provides unlimited access to more than 1.3 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials, with hundreds of new records added multiple times per week. If available, links to full text are included.

Films on Demand

At Films on Demand, stream over 42,000 film titles from over 1000 subject categories.

Fine Arts (Gale)

Periodical database for serious students of drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.

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Gale Databases

Customize your search by selecting specific Gale databases here.

Gale eBooks 

Gale eBooks Virtual Reference Library contains more than 117 reference sources, encyclopedias, almanacs, and series.

Gardening and Horticulture (Gale)

Gardening and Horticulture contains more than 100 journals focused on key issues in gardening, landscaping, and other areas of horticulture.

Gender Studies (Gale)

Provides balanced coverage of this significant aspect of culture and society. The database offers access to scholarly journals and magazines covering topics including gender studies, family and marital issues, and more.

General OneFile (Gale)

A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and manygeneral interest topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.

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Health and Medicine (Gale)

Full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and much more. Perfect for researchers at all levels, this comprehensive consumer health resource provides authoritative information on the full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices.

Health & Wellness (Gale)

Health & Wellness Resource Center from Gale is a comprehensive resource for libraries, schools, and hospitals that provides integrated access to medical, statistical, health, and related information.

Home Improvement (Gale)

This collection of more than 200 home-improvement focused titles covers such topics as architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements.

Hospitality and Tourism (Gale)

Scholarly journals, magazines, and trade publications that cover topics including the cultural, and economic aspects of travel and tourism.

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Information Science (Gale)

Periodical content covering all aspects of managing and maintaining information and technology, including usability, cataloging, circulation, business information, and more.

Informe Académico (Gale)

Informe Académico proporciona acceso a periódicos y revistas especializadas de lengua española y portuguesa. La base de datos ofrece una amplia gama de contenidos sobre América Latina. Created exclusively for Spanish-speaking users, this full-text electronic reference tool is the first system to provide indexing, images and full text of popular Hispanic magazines — not just translations.


Draws on titles across the language, performing, and visual arts; features the largest cluster of titles on Eastern and Western religions on JSTOR; includes all titles from the Music Collection.

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LegalTrac (Gale)

Provides full-text coverage of major law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals and international legal journals offers law students, faculty and legal researchers the publications they need for their research and practicum.

LitFinder (Gale)

LitFinder provides access to a wealth of literary works and secondary-source materials covering world literature and authors throughout history. Including more than 150,000 full-text poems and over 800,000 poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays.

News (Gale)

More than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as leading titles from around the world. It also includes thousands of images, radio, and TV broadcasts and transcripts.

Nursing and Allied Health (Gale)

Offers researchers looking for answers to nursing or allied health questions millions of articles found in over 1,100 journals.

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Opposing Viewpoints (Gale)

The premier full-text resource covering today’s hottest social issues, from terrorism to endangered species, stem cell research to gun control.

The Oregonian (1852-1987)

Access info: No login needed.

This database contains 839,000+ index records from the Oregonian 1852-1987. No full text is available.

Pop Culture Studies (Gale)

Scholarly journals and magazines that both analyze and contribute to popular culture. The database offers useful information for researchers in social science, history, art or liberal arts courses.

Popular Magazines (Gale)

Features full-text coverage of 1,000 of the most searched magazines across Gale’s InfoTrac product line, covering current events, sports, science, health and more.

PowerSearch (Gale)

Search all the Gale and Infotrac databases at the same time!


Access info: Create a free account.

PrepSTEP offers graduate admission prep and practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want -- at college, at work, or in life. Once you find a lesson you’d like to try, you will be prompted to create a free account.

Psychology (Gale)

Authoritative periodical content supporting research in all fields of psychology— abnormal, biological, cognitive, comparative, developmental,personality, quantitative, social and all areas of applied psychology.

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Science (Gale)

Remain current with the latest scientific developments in particle physics, advanced mathematics, nanotechnology, geology, and hundreds of other areas.

U.S. History (Gale)

Scholarly journals and magazines useful to both novice historians as well as advanced academic researchers. Updated daily, this library resource offers balanced coverage of events in U.S. history and scholarly work being established in the field.

U.S. History in Context (Gale)

The comprehensive, contextual, media-rich collection empowers learners to develop information literacy and critical thinking skills. Topics range from the arrival of Vikings in North America all to the way to the first stirrings of the American Revolution and on through the Civil Rights movement, 9/11, and the War on Terror.

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War and Terrorism (Gale)

This definitive collection for analysts, risk management professionals, and students of military science, history, and social science is comprised of more than 200 subject-appropriate, full-text periodicals that are updated daily.

World History Collection (Gale)

A chronicle of the great cultures and societies that have formed the history of the human race. Rare primary sources, reliable reference, and multi-media content put this vast topic into context for students.


Access info: No login needed. lets you search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world.

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