Databases offer citations and full-text articles and information from magazines, journals, newspapers and other resources.

Select a Database Group to search multiple databases at one time or use the A-Z List to find a single database that meets your needs. Many databases in the A-Z List are also included in one of the two groups. Some databases must be searched individually.

PTC students and employees are able to use these online library resources from off-campus. If you are not using a PTC computer, you will be asked to enter a username and password to use the databases. For the username, enter your college P number. Use your 6-digit birth date as the password.

I.  Database Groups




PASCAL databases are selected for SC's college and university students. Start searching PASCAL now!


DISCUS databases are provided by the SC State Library for library users of all ages. Start searching DISCUS now!

II.  Databases by Subject

III.  A-Z List of Individual Databases

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20th Century Historical Videos

These are historical primary-source videos ranging from 1-9 minutes in length, primarily for middle school students through adults, though many clips are suitable for grades K-6.

3D Human Anatomy & Physiology

Includes modules with clear 3D images and interactive models, narrated animations and illustrations, as well as dissection slides, clinical case studies, and more.

AAFP Conditions A to Z

Common conditions, treatments and health tips are presented and listed alphabetically; may be cross-searched in STAT!Ref database.

Academic Search Complete

Coverage of most academic topics including biology, business, chemistry, education, engineering, law, mathematics, music, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, religion, theology, and more.

Academic Search Alumni

Meets the research needs of the post-college professional with full-text access to more than 3350 journals, as well as indexing and abstracting for more than 8200 journals.

African-American History

A comprehensive research tool which includes a detailed timeline of African-American history, updated monthly, along with valuable articles, videos, slideshows, images, biographies, primary sources, maps and graphs.


Information on agricultural resources from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agriculture Library. Search for resources pertaining to animals and livestock, plants and crops, food and nutrition, laws and regulations, education and outreach, research and technology, and more.

AHFS Consumer Medication Information

AHFS Consumer Medication Information is a trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information, available in both English and Spanish. Published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, AHFS includes more than a thousand drug information monographs written in lay language for consumers and has been a Top Ten Award Winner in the Department of Health and Human Services National Consumer Education Materials Contest. This content is updated monthly.

Alt Healthwatch

This database focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers libraries full-text articles for more than 180 international, and often peer-reviewed, journals and reports.

Applied Science and Technology Full Text

Covering a wide variety of applied science specialties—from acoustics and aeronautics, to neural networks and nuclear & civil engineering—Applied Science & Technology Full Text provides full-text content and in-depth indexing and abstracts from leading trade and industrial journals, professional and technical society journals, specialized subject periodicals, buyers’ guides, directories and conference proceedings.

Art Full Text

Featuring full-text articles, indexing and abstracting of an international array of publications, Art Full Text™ is a comprehensive resource covering fine, decorative and commercial art, as well as photography, folk art, film, architecture and much more.

Associates Programs Source

This database, containing nearly 1000 full-text journals as well as 11 full-text books, is designed for the research needs of two-year colleges.


AutoMate is an online vehicle information library powered by MOTOR and primarily used by adult learners, It has the most accurate, and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles.   

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Biography in Context

Biographical information on over 1 million people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas.

Biography Index Past and Present

This database is a trusted, biographical resource.  Featuring retrospective coverage from Biography Index back to its first publication in 1946, it combines retrospective coverage with current indexing to produce a comprehensive biographical resource for students, scholars, media professionals, book clubs, and all researchers seeking biographical information.

Biography Reference Bank

This resource offers the in-depth, original profiles of Current Biography and World Authors series, the thorough periodicals coverage of Biography Index, and the specialist biographical content of Junior Authors & Illustrators. Biography Reference Bank contains biographical full-text articles, page images, abstracts and articles from today’s leading magazines and journals.

Biological & Agricultural Index Plus

A powerful working, learning, and research tool, this database provides full text of articles from over 100 journals dating as far back as 1997, as well as indexing and abstracts of more than 380 publications dating back to 1983.

Bloom's Literature

This database is a comprehensive source for literary research on writers and their works throughout history and the world.

Book Review Digest Plus

Book Review Digest Plus is an essential library tool that brings together book reviews on a wide range of topics, from a variety of sources.

BrainPop Jr.

BrainPop Jr. includes fun video and learning activities that engage young learners.  It is for students in grades K-3.

Britannica Online Reference Center

Comprehensive research tool covering a wide array of topics for library users ranging from elementary students to college students, from business professionals to curious seniors. In addition to traditional encyclopedia articles, users will find multimedia content from current magazines, recommended Web sites, an atlas, the classics, biographies, news, and more.

Business Abstracts with Full Text

Business Abstracts with Full Text™ contains full-text articles from hundreds of key publications, and provides access to product evaluations, interviews, biographical sketches, corporate profiles, obituaries, surveys, statistical rankings, book reviews and reports from associations, societies, trade shows, conferences and more.

Business Source Alumni

This database is designed for the research needs of the post-college professional.  It provides access to 1540 full-text business magazines and journals.

Business Source Complete

Business Source Complete is the world's definitive scholarly business database, providing the leading collection of bibliographic and full-text content.

Business Source Premier

Full-text access to scholarly business journals and other sources; covers business topics including management, economics, finance, accounting, and international business; offers country economic reports.

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CINAHL Plus with Full Text

Full-text articles from more than 620 nursing and allied health journals.

CINAHL Complete with Full Text

This is the world's most comprehensive source of full-text nursing and allied health journals, providing full text for more than 1300 journals indexed in CINAHL.  It is the top research tool for all areas of nursing and allied health literature.  Full-text coverage dates back to 1937.

Company Profiles

This database provides over 10,000 MarketLine profiles on the most significant companies in the world.

Computer Source

Contains 300+ full-text journals and magazines covering topics such as computer science, programming, artificial intelligence, cybernetics, information systems, robotics and software.

Consumer Health Complete

CHC provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. This full-text database covers topics such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children's health, men & women's health, etc.

Credo Reference

Credo Reference is an easy to use tool for research projects and homework. A giant online collection that searches hundreds of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations and subject specific titles as well as 200,000+ images and audio files and nearly 100 videos.

Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text

This database contains more than 400,000 records selected from the most important sources within this discipline.  Subjects include:  criminology, criminal justice, criminal law and procedure, corrections and prisons, police and policing, forensic sciences, and many more.

CultureGrams Online*

Information about the world's countries and people. The World Edition section offers historical, social and cultural information about people living in various countries or territories. In addition to country reports, users will also find maps, biographies, statistics and data tables, glossaries, photographs, and recipes. A Kid's Edition section features country reports, and a States Edition features the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.

Current Biography Illustrated

This database offers the content of the printed monthly magazine Current Biography in a searchable, electronic format. Readers will be able to find accurate, up-to-date biographies–drawing information from newspaper articles, magazine articles and books. Students and patrons can search by name, profession, place of origin, gender, ethnicity, birth/death dates, titles of works and key words for more than 25,000 articles and obituaries.

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Education Full Text

This full-text source of education scholarship provides coverage for a wide range of topics, including adult education, continuing education, literacy standards, multicultural/ethnic education, secondary education, teaching methods and much more.

Entrepreneurial Studies Source

Entrepreneurial Studies  Source provides the latest insights into topics relevant to entrepreneurship and small business.  This database offers users full text for more than 125 key periodicals, 135 reference books, 600 videos, and more.


The premier national bibliographic database of education literature. Sponsored by the US Department of Education, ERIC consists of two files: Resources in Education, covering document literature, and Current Index to Journals in Education, covering published journal literature from periodicals. Also includes some full text of ERIC Digest records, written specifically for teachers, administrators, and other practitioners to provide topic overviews and references for more information.

Escolar (Spanish)

Escolar is a Spanish elementary encyclopedia for early readers of the language.

Essay and General Literature Index

This unique reference database cites records contained in collections of essays and miscellaneous works published in the United States, Great Britain and Canada. Coverage spans the entire range of the humanities and social sciences. Approximately 300 single and multi-authored volumes are indexed annually, plus more than 20 selected annuals and serial publications.

European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750

This new database is a valuable index for libraries, scholars and individuals interested in European works that relate to the Americas. The bibliographic database, to be made available for the first time in digital form anywhere, contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750.

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Ferguson's Career Guidance Center

Find information on nearly 3,400 jobs and 94 industries, broken into 16 Department of Education Career Clusters. Job profiles are presented through overview articles and videos. The database also offers more than 55,000 entries on scholarships, internships, and more, divided into browsable categories with searchable records. Nearly 300 videos also introduce users to a wide variety of jobs, industries, and career development skills.

Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text

This database is the definitive online tool for film and television research, providing access to more than 380 publications, more than 120 full-text journals, and 100 books.  It also includes more than 36,000 images from the MPTV Image archive, as well as Variety movie reviews from 1914 to the present.

Fuente Academica

Fuente Académica™ is a collection of scholarly journals from Latin America, Portugal and Spain. It is an indispensable tool of exceptional scope designed to make academic research readily accessible in PDF format.

Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia

General encyclopedia offering 25,000+ entries on a variety of topics.

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Gale Literary Index*

Index to major literature series published by The Gale Group. It combines and cross references more than 130,000 author names, including pseudonyms and variant names, and more than 140,000 titles into one source.

General Science Full Text

This database provides full text from more than 100 periodicals dating as far back as 1995, in addition to indexing and abstracts for nearly 300 periodicals back to 1984.


Indexing and full-text for scholarly, government and general-interest titles on the environment, including content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy and recycling.

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Health Source: Consumer Edition

Health Source®: Consumer Edition is a rich collection of consumer health information. This resource provides access to over 80 full-text consumer health magazines, including American Fitness, Better Nutrition, Harvard Health Letter, Men's Health, Muscle & Fitness, Prevention, Vegetarian Times, and many others.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

Abstracts and full-text access to scholarly journals. Topics focus on many medical disciplines with strong coverage of nursing and allied health.

History Resource Center

History Reference Center® is the world's most comprehensive full text history reference database designed for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges and undergraduate research. The database features full text for more than 1,990 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers.

Hospitality & Tourism Complete

Covers scholarly research and industry news relating to all areas of hospitality and tourism.  This collection contains more than 800,000 records with coverage dating as far back as 1965.

Humanities Full Text

Humanities Full Text provides coverage of feature articles, interviews, bibliographies, obituaries, and original works of fiction, drama, poetry and book reviews, as well as reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, radio and television programs, plays, operas and more.

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Index to Legal Periodicals & Books Full Text

An excellent resource for attorneys, educators, business people, law librarians, students, paralegals and others involved with the law, Index to Legal Periodicals & Books Full Text provides complete coverage of the most important English-language legal information, including access to scholarly articles, symposia, jurisdictional surveys, court decisions, legislation, books, book reviews and more.

Institute of Physics Archive (IOP)

Contains scientific content from IOP Publishing and its partners.

International Bibliography of Theater & Dance with Full Text

This is the definitive research tool for the study of theater and the performing arts.  It contains over 60,000 journal articles, books, chapters and dissertation abstracts on all aspects of theater and performance.

International Security & Counter-Terrorism Reference Center

This database is designed to inform the analysis process and to enhance the general study of security and terrorism-related issues.  It contains hundreds of full-text journals, hundreds of thousands of selected articles, news feeds, reports, books, and more.

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JSTOR includes scholarship published in more than 1,400 of the highest-quality academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as monographs and other materials valuable for academic work.  The PTC Library collection includes:  Arts & Sciences I, VII and Ecology & Botany.

Jewish Studies Source

Jewish Studies Source contains over 400 full-text titles, including journals, monographs and over 1600 biographies of leading historical and contemporary Jews.

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Kids InfoBits - Grade Level: K-5

Developed for young researchers with a developmentally appropriate, visual search interface. The curriculum-related, age-appropriate, full-text content is from the best elementary reference sources and magazines. Topics include geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history and sports.

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Learning Express Library

This resource provides both a collection of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help students and adult learners succeed on tests and brush up on skills. Users get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and individualized analyses of results.

Library Literature & Information Science Index

Created by librarians for librarians, this database provides cover-to-cover indexing of nearly 400 journals, including key library and information science periodicals.

Library Literature & Information Science Full Text

This database provides cover-to-cover indexing and abstracting of nearly 400 journals, including key library and information science periodicals, and full-text coverage of over 160 journals.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) with Full Text

Indexes periodicals, books, research reports and proceedings and covers librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Database coverage extends as far back as the mid-1960s.

Liebert Online*

Access to full-text authoritative, peer-reviewed journals and papers in the fields of biotechnology, biomedical research/life sciences, clinical medicine and surgery, and law.

Literary Reference Center

Literary Reference Center is a full-text database that combines information from major respected reference works, books and literary journals, as well as original content from EBSCO Publishing.

Literature Resource Center

Authors from many literary periods and disciplines are addressed through biographies, bibliographies and criticisms.

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MAS Ultra - Grade Level: K-12

Designed for high school students, this database contains full-text content from popular, high school magazines and reference books as well as biographies, primary source documents, and an image collection of photos, maps and flags.

Masterfile Premier

Designed specifically for public libraries, MasterFILE™ Premier contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more.

MedCalc 3000

A collection of over 520 calculators, clinical criteria sets and decision trees helpful to anyone practicing, teaching, or studying evidence-based medicine.

Medline with Full Text

Citations, abstracts and full-text articles about biomedical literature including research, clinical practice, administration, policy issues and health care services. Includes reference to articles from journals published in the U.S. and 70 other countries.

Middle Search Plus

Middle Search® Plus contains full text for more than 150 popular middle school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays.

Military & Government Collection

Articles and pamphlets on topics pertaining to all branches of government and the military.

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Newspaper Source Plus

Newspaper Source™ Plus includes more than 1,000 full-text newspapers, providing more than 38 million full-text articles. The database contains comprehensive full text for major newspapers.


The Associated Press NewsMonitor Collection is a full-text database that contains harvested news from the Associated Press. When a link to a news story is clicked, you are brought to the Detailed Record and HTML Full Text of the story.

NoveList Plus

If you are looking for ways to introduce both teachers and students to new books, and if you want to encourage independent reading and help students think more about why a particular story appeals to them -- you should look at NoveList® Plus!

NoveList K-8 Plus

NoveList K-8 Plus helps parents, teachers, and librarians improve literacy, connect reading across curricular areas, teach reading and writing concepts, and engage young readers.

Nursing and Allied Health Collection

This database provides full-text journals covering areas of nursing, biomedicine, health sciences, consumer health and allied health disciplines.

Nursing Resource Center

Designed for nursing students, this database offers disease and drug overviews, care plans, relevant journal results and animated anatomy and physiology diagrams.

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Opposing Viewpoints

Resource for viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazine, academic journal, and newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts, and links to Web sites.

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Play Index (h.w. wilson)

Play Index includes citations to approximately 31,000 plays–published individually or in collections–dating from 1949 to present time and over 600 monologues for auditions or course assignments.

Points of View Reference Center

Points of View Reference Center contains a balance of materials from all viewpoints, including more than 1,300 main essays, leading political magazines from both sides of the aisle, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary source documents and reference books.

Political Science Complete

PSC provides full text for more than 520 journals, as well as indexing and abstracting for over 2900 titles.  It also includes conference papers and full-text books relating to the study of political science.

Primary Search - Grade Level: K-12

Provides full text content from popular magazines for elementary school research. All articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and information dates back to1990.

Professional Development Collection

This is the most comprehensive and most valuable collection of full-text education journals in the world. Professional Development Collection™ includes full text for more than 500 high-quality education journals.

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection

Full-text access to journals - including peer-reviewed journals - that cover anthropology, behavior, emotion, mental health, psychiatry and psychology, and observational and experimental methods.

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Readers' Guide Full Text Mega

This comprehensive tool for educators, students and researchers provides comprehensive current events coverage, curriculum support and access to quality periodicals.

Regional Business News

Full-text coverage for regional business publications, incorporating coverage of business journals, newspapers and newswires from all U.S. metropolitan and rural areas. Updated daily.

Religion and Philosophy Collection

Religion & Philosophy Collection™ is a comprehensive database covering topics such as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.

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Science Reference Center

Science Reference Center is a comprehensive database covering the major scientific fields of study.

Science Direct

Nursing Outlook, a bi-monthly journal, provides innovative ideas for nursing leaders through peer-reviewed articles and timely reports. Each issue examines current issues and trends in nursing practice, education and research, offering progressive solutions to the challenges facing the profession. ScienceDirect is a leading full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters from more than 2,500 journals and almost 20,000 books.

Searchasaurus - Elementary School Research

Three popular elementary and middle school databases (Primary Search®, Middle Search® Plus and Book Collection: Nonfiction™) can be accessed via Searchasaurus®. Searchasaurus is EBSCO Publishing's user search experience for users in elementary or middle schools.

Short Story Index

This database is an essential resource for readers seeking short stories by author or genre, or for those researching a body of work of a literary figure. Short Story Index provides detailed indexing for hundreds of thousands of short stories, as well as full text for thousands of stories.

Small Business Reference Center

This resource offers a wide variety of information on small business and entrepreneurial subject areas, common business types, a help and advice section, and provides information on how to create business plans that lead to successful funding.

Social Sciences Full Text

This full-text resource provides access to a wide assortment of the most important English-language social science journals. Social Sciences Full Text includes full-text articles from hundreds of journals, covering the latest concepts, theories and methods from both applied and theoretical aspects of the social sciences.


A healthcare resource, including access to Anatomy & Physiology Online, AAFP Conditions A to Z, and MedCalc 3000.

Student Research Center - High School Research

This comprehensive database, designed specifically for high school libraries, contains full text for nearly 500 popular high school magazines.

Student Research Center - Middle School Research

Middle Search® Plus contains full text for more than 150 popular middle school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays.


Study SC is a web site with links to South Carolina-specific web resources for K-12 homework help, projects and more.  It is for elementary, middle school, and high school students and educators.

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Teacher Reference Center

The Teacher Reference Center (TRC) database is now made available AT NO CHARGE to any K-12 library - compliments of EBSCO Publishing. TRC provides indexing and abstracts for 280 periodicals. In addition, 96% of journals indexed in TRC are peer-reviewed.


This current events database allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms including controversial opinions and viewpoints.

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Vocational & Career Collection

This database is designed to meet a wide variety of vocational and technical research needs. The collection provides full-text coverage for more than 330 trade and industry-related periodicals.

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Women's Studies International

Covers the core disciplines in women's studies to the latest scholarship in feminist research.  Coverage includes more than 871,000 records and spans from1972 to the present.  Over 2000 periodical sources are included.

World Data Analyst

This is a resource from Encyclopedia Britannica for retrieving, comparing, and customizing data on the world’s nations for 6th grade students through adults.

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