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Interdisciplinary & Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research: Library & Learning Center

A resource for student researchers and their faculty mentors.

The Learning Center

The Skyline College Learning Center supports your education by providing resources such as tutoring, workshops, and other academic resources you need to succeed outside the classroom.


The Learning Center offers one-on-one support for writing assignments covering all majors and programs both in-person and online. More information about free tutoring resources for Skyline College students can be found on The Learning Center's Tutoring page.

To ake an appointment with a Learning Center Tutor,

Go to:

*You must be logged in to SMCCCD OneLogin to make an appointment. If you are not already logged in, you will be directed to the OneLogin. 

*Online tutoring is also accessible in all of your Canvas course shells via Learning Center & STEM Center in the left navigation


Learning Center In-Person Tutoring 

  • Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday: 8:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m. 

  • Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

  • Friday, 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

TLC Online Tutoring

Learning Center staff are available in virtual tutoring rooms across disciplines for synchronous, video, or chat drop-in tutoring.

  • Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m - 8:00 p.m. 

  • Friday, 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.


Writing Workshops & Resources

The Learning Center offers weekly writing workshops as well as additional writing resources including writing and grammar guides, research and documentation help. Find more information on The Learning Center's Workshops and Events and Resources pages.


For more information please reach out to Chelssee De Barra, Learning Center Manager at

Multidisciplinary Resources


OneSearch is designed to provide a comprehensive search of each SMCCCD college's print and online collections. Search results will appear in categories based on source and content type. You can see what articles, books, and databases we have available and get immediate access to full-text journal, magazine, and newspaper articles.


eBook Collection (EBSCOhost) 

Thousands of digital books, including academic titles and popular fiction, for reading online. Most of these titles are currently NOT available in OneSearch; please search through the database here to locate titles.


  Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Ebook Collection (Proquest) 

Available on Ebook Central, the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Ebook Collection is developed to represent all voices while supporting teaching, research, and learning in the classroom and beyond.


Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) is an online library of reference titles for multi-disciplinary research, including texts related to American and world history, biography, health, arts, business, travel, religion, and multicultural studies.



O'Reilly Learning (formerly Safari Books Online) 

This collection includes thousands of hours of video, exclusive books, learning experiences, case studies, and certification prep for a wide variety of tech-, business-related topics including programming, web and mobile design, hardware, security, and more. This database also includes books on a wide variety of topics beyond technology.

Academic Search Complete (EBSCO) offers an enormous collection of full-text journals, magazines, and news sources in many subject areas. Scholarly content covers a broad range of important areas of academic study, including anthropology, engineering, law, sciences, and much more.


Academic OneFile (Gale) provides access to millions of articles from over 17,000 scholarly journals and other authoritative sources in key subject areas such as biology, chemistry, criminal justice, economics, environmental science, history, marketing, political science, and psychology.


Gale in Context: Biography – Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA)Biography In Context is a comprehensive database of biographical information on people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas.


Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia | BadgerLink Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (EBSCO) 

Over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.



JSTOR - Arts and Sciences Collection Back issues of important academic journals, including many historical journals (no current issues) going back to 1838. Excellent for in-depth academic journal articles in multiple disciplines.



MasterFILE Complete · MPL MasterFILE Complete (EBSCO) 

Multidisciplinary database providing full text for nearly 1,700 general reference publications, 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 460,000 photos, maps & flags. 1975-


Grades 9-12 – Libraries Linking Idaho MAS Ultra - School Edition (EBSCO) 

Containing full text for nearly 500 popular, high school magazines, more than 360 full text reference books, 85,670 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 460,000 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and expanded full text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines. Magazines include America's Civil War, American Heritage, American History, Archaeology, Astronomy, Bioscience, Careers & Colleges, Civil War Times, Congressional Digest, Discover, History Today, Nation, National Review, New Republic, New Scientist, Popular Science, Science News, Scientific American, Smithsonian, World War II, etc.

Alexander Street Press

Streaming video database featuring the PBS Video Collection across various disciplines.

Films on Demand

Streaming video database including over 28,000 documentary video titles covering topics in Humanities & Social Sciences, Business & Economics, Science & Mathematics and Health & Medicine to name a few


Skyline College has purchased a small selection of films. For access, log in as you would to Canvas. Note: You may need to enable pop-ups for Kanopy to access it from off-campus. 

You can also access Kanopy through your public library by following the instructions below. For more information visit Creating a Kanopy account page.

  1. Go to and click on “Find Your Library"
  2. Type your library name and select it from the list, or search for a library near you using your city name or zip code.
  3. Enter your library card number, and if required, your library card password/PIN and click Continue.
  4. Complete the signup process by creating your Kanopy account

 Skyline College Library offers online The  New York Times accounts for all students, staff, and faculty. This includes unlimited access via mobile apps on tablets and smartphones. accounts are good for one year for eligible Skyline College community members only (current students, staff, and faculty), after which accounts need to be renewed.

Faculty are eligible for a New York Times in Education account. New York Times in Education provides curated content for a range of disciplines on how to incorporate news content from the New York Times into your curricula.

For instructions on how to register or re-register for your complimentary New York Times account, please visit our New York Times Guide.

Newspaper Source Plus provides more than 35 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 857,000 television and radio news transcripts.



Access World News provides full-text information and perspectives from U.S. and international news sources, each with its own distinctive focus offering diverse viewpoints on local, regional, and world issues.


News (Gale OneFile) | Anne Arundel County Public Library Gale OneFile: News 

Access major U.S. and international newspapers online to search articles by title, headline, date, or other fields.


San Francisco Chronicle - Latino Community FoundationSan Francisco Chronicle 

San Francisco Chronicle Collection with Historical Archives


The Skyline College Library features a book collection of 50,000 volumes and subscriptions to hundreds of ebook collections, journals, magazines, and newspapers. 

OneSearch is your one-stop shop to search the Skyline College Library's electronic and print collections. 

If you are a current Skyline College (or SMCCD) student, faculty, or staff, you automatically have a free college library account that can be used to borrow materials and access collections at the college libraries.  You do NOT need a physical card beyond your College ID and/or your G number. 

Your Library Account provides access to OneSearch and individual library databases and allows you to place holds, check due dates, & renew items, and create a list of favorite books, articles & more.

Research Help

With so many resources to choose from, library research can seem like a daunting task. Don't worry! Librarians can help you find the information you need for your papers and projects and show you how to use library resources and tools. Librarians can help:

Stop by: at the Research & Information Desk

Call: (650) 738-4312 

Connect with us via chat, text, or emailAsk a Librarian

Electronic Resources

Library provides access to hundreds of electronic books, journals, magazines, newspaper articles, streaming videos and other resources. To access these resources off-campus you'll need to use your email or Canvas login.

Print Collection

Circulating collection - books found on rows of shelves on the right-hand side as you enter the library

Reserves - books located in the front desk or check-out desk area set aside for your class

Reference - books such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, manuals, etc. in the reference section behind the reference desk

Journals, Magazines & Newspapers - a list of print and electronic journals, magazines, and newspapers can be found here.


Locating Items in the Library

Books in the Skyline College Library are organized according to the Library of Congress (LC) classification system, using a combination of numbers and letters in a set order. The letters at the beginning of each call number indicate the subject area. For example:

A General Works

B Philosophy, Psychology, Religion

C Auxiliary Sciences of History

D History: General & Old World

E History: America

F United States Local History

G Geography, Anthropology, Recreation

H Social Sciences

J Political Science

K Law

L Education

M Music & Books on Music

N Fine Arts

P Language & Literature

Q Science

R Medicine

S Agriculture

T Technology

U Military Science

V Naval Science

Z  Library Science                                 

Subject Guides

Be sure to explore our Course & Subject Guides, developed to assist you in identifying subject-related databases, books, and websites. 

Technology Support

Students and employees are eligible for access to technology equipment and services in order to complete coursework or work, respectively. See Technology Equipment & Services Overview for more information.

For more information please reach out to Gabriela Nocito, Director of Learning Commons (Library & Learning Center) at Contact information of library faculty and classified professionals can be found on the Meet the Staff page.

Subject-Specific Databases

Artstor Digital Library | Royal Danish AcademyARTstor (ARTstor) 

A digital library of nearly one million 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.


Gale OneFile: Informe Academico | Oyster-Bay East Norwich Public LibraryInforme Académico (Gale) 

Wide range of full-text Spanish and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines both from and about Latin America.


Gale Literature Resource Center – J.V. Fletcher LibraryLiterature Resource Center (GALE) 

Up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism, and reviews on nearly 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.


My Librarian's Favorite Resource(s): Religious Studies, English, and  Business - Leatherby Libraries LitFinder 

Access to literary works and authors throughout history. Includes more than 130,000 full-text poems and 650,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. The database also includes secondary materials like biographies, images, and more.


Grove Music Online Update | Yale University LibraryOxford Music Online 

Contains music reference resources from Grove Music Online, plus The Oxford Companion to Music (revised 2011), The Oxford Dictionary of Music, and Encyclopedia of Popular Music, 4th edition (2006)

Business Insights: Global (GALE) 

A unique source for international business intelligence offering the most comprehensive and convenient way to find case studies, in-depth statistical data coupled with deep research, and the ability to compare global economies, countries and industries.


Business Source Elite (EBSCO) 

Provides full text for over 1,000 business publications, dating back to 1985. More than 10,100 substantial company profiles from Datamonitor are also included.


Data Axle - helping businesses make money through data, technology, &  services Data Axle - US Business contains information about 62 million businesses.



Regional Business News (EBSCO) 

Full-text coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) (EBSCO)ERIC - Education Resources Information Center (EBSCO) 

Provides access to education journal articles and resources. The database contains more than 1.3 million records and provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index, dating back to 1966.


Primary Search (EBSCO) | Perry Cook Public LibraryPrimary Search (EBSCO) 

Full text for more than 70 popular magazines for elementary school research. Articles are assigned a reading level (Lexile) indicator. 1990-

Contemporary Women's Issues 

Comprehensive coverage of issues that influence women’s lives across the globe. Users will find timely and historically relevant content on topics including civil rights, health, education, professional development, and entrepreneurship.


CQ Researcher - Home | Facebook

CQ Researcher 

The CQ researcher provides lists of topics that link directly to articles that may be just right for your research project. Begin browsing the category Social Movements.


Diversity Studies (GALE)

This collection explores cultural differences, contributions, and influences in the global community.


Ethnic Newswatch

Ethnic NewsWatch is a current resource of full-text newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic and minority press, providing researchers access to essential, often overlooked perspectives. 


Gender Studies (Gale) 

Provides balanced coverage of this significant aspect of culture and society. This database includes topics related to gender studies, family and marital issues, and more.


Global Issues (GALE)

The Global Issues database offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. It includes hundreds of continuously updated issues and country portals that bring together a variety of sources for analysis of these issues. This database includes a range of multimedia sources including podcasts, video, and interactive graphs.

Online Databases | Mitchell, SDAHFS Consumer Medication Information (EBSCO) 

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.


Coronavirus Research... - ProQuest, Part of Clarivate | Facebook Coronavirus Research Database  

Including coverage of the COVID-19 outbreak, this database curates openly available content related to coronaviruses. It includes thousands of open-access articles from the world’s leading publishers as well as current research from pre-print repositories such as arXiv and will continue to grow and evolve as more is learned about the pandemic.


Covid-19: Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

Open access research (articles and book chapters) related to the current COVID-19 outbreak.



Health Source - Consumer Edition (EBSCO) | Perry Cook Public LibraryHealth Source: Consumer Edition (EBSCO) 

A comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support patients' information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. Consumer Health Complete provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. In addition, Consumer Health Complete includes the Clinical Reference System and the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which provides access to up-to-date, concise and clinically relevant drug monographs. The database is updated on a weekly basis.


Research Databases: H | Perry Cook Public LibraryHealth Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (EBSCO) 

Providing nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Includes the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.


Grafton Public Library - Gale Health and Wellness DatabaseHealth and Wellness (GALE) 

Access to full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and much more. This consumer health resource provides authoritative information on the full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to coverage of alternative medical practices.


Databases - Nursing - Guides at British University in EgyptMEDLINE (EBSCO) 

Providing authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and more.

Featured Database: “America: History and Life” | LibraryAmerica: History & Life with Full Text (EBSCO) 

Covers the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. America: History & Life with Full Text also provides full-text coverage of more than 200 journals and nearly 100 books.


Country Watch (Country Watch) 

Provides geographical, political, economic, corporate, and environmental information for every country in the world.


CQ Researcher - Home | Facebook CQ Researcher (CQ Press)  

In-depth, authoritative reports on a full range of political and social-policy issues extending back to 1923.


Global Issues (GALE)

The Global Issues database offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. It includes hundreds of continuously updated issue and country portals that bring together a variety of sources for analysis of these issues. This database includes a range of multimedia sources including podcasts, video, and interactive graphs.


Opposing Viewpoints In Context (GALE)

Features viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazine, academic journal, and newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts, and links to Websites.


Military & Government Collection (EBSCO) 

Current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government; offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals, and other content.


U.S. History In Context (GALE) 

Contains "information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History."



World History In Context (GALE) 

Contains "information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History."



Valor Christian College - Gale PagesWorld Scholar: Latin America and the Caribbean (GALE) 

Provides access to reference, periodicals, multimedia, reports, studies, journals, newspapers, and statistical data. An archive of digitized primary documents focuses on the history of Latin America and the Caribbean back to the early 1800s through the contemporary period sourced from collections in the U.S. and abroad.

American Society for Microbiology

ASM Microbiology Journals (ASM) 

Provides a free database of articles from its 10 journals (listed below), including full text from January 1998 to the present and abstracts only from January 1992 to December 1997.



Bergey's Manual Trust

Bergey’s Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria 

The most complete and authoritative description of bacterial and archaeal diversity. This manual provides descriptions of the taxonomy, systematics, ecology, physiology and other biological properties of all described prokaryotic taxa.


BioMed Central | Land Portal BioMed Central (publicly accessible) 

Over 200 open access (free) journals covering all areas of Biology and Medicine. Registration required.


Science (Gale)
A general science database, also great for background information.



JSTOR - Scholarly journals archives

Includes important academic journals, including many historical journals (no current issues) going back to 1838. Best for in-depth academic journal articles on all historical topics except recent history and articles published within the last 3 – 5 years.



Science Magazine

One of the world's leading scientific journals published weekly. Issues from 1997 to the present.


CQ Researcher - Home | Facebook

CQ Researcher 

Provides lists of topics that link directly to articles that may be just right for your research project. Begin browsing the category Environment, Climate and Natural Resources.


Product - Products - support.gale.comEnvironmental Studies (GALE in Context) 

Focuses on the physical and social aspects of environmental issues. Topic, organization, state and province portals form research centers around issues covering earth systems, global change, land and water use, populations, legislation, and more. Portal overviews provide essential information, supplemented by academic journals, news, case studies, conferences, statistics, and rich multimedia.


GreenFILE | Mead Public Library General OneFile (GALE) 

Offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.


Global Issues (GALE) 

Offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. It includes hundreds of continuously updated issue and country portals that bring together a variety of sources for analysis of these issues. This database includes a range of multimedia sources including podcasts, video, and interactive graphs.


Flipster - Flipster Digital Magazines