Research Resources

Library Databases

Multiple Subject Databases

Academic One File

Provides millions of articles from scholarly journals and other authoritative sources with extensive coverage in key subject areas, such as biology, chemistry, criminal justice, economics, environmental science, history, marketing, political science, and psychology.

Gale eBooks

Database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7.
Gale In Context: High SchoolProvides authoritative and continuously updated reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

Gale OneFile: High School Edition

Provides access to age-appropriate, authoritative digital content for middle- and high-school students to use for classroom assignments. Learners can research magazines, journals, newspapers, and reference books covering a range of subjects—from science, history, and literature to political science, sports, and environmental studies.

Gale OneFile: News

Provides access to major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers as well as leading titles from around the world. News also includes thousands of images, radio, and TV broadcasts, and transcripts.

General OneFile

Provides access to an unprecedented number of general reference magazines and periodicals in a single resource. This database is useful to users conducting general reference searches, business searches, and current event research. The addition of a browse-by-subject feature allows users to easily view content of interest on the most popular and most-searched topics within several distinct categories, including news, current events, health, and computers and technology.

Opposing Viewpoints

Provides access to contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Resources include topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

Popular Magazines

Provides access to popular magazines focusing on topics such as current events, sports, science, and health

*How to access these databases outside of Jefferson

Health Sciences and Biotech Databases

Gale OneFile: Nursing and Allied Health

Provides full-text titles cited in CINAHL to support specialized care, treatment, and patient management. Nursing and Allied Health helps nursing professionals working in the field as well as students studying a nursing-focused curriculum.

Gale OneFile: Health and Medicine

Provides access to information sources created specifically for students, knowledgeable consumer health researchers, and health care professionals. This database is the perfect resource for up-to-date information on a complete range of healthcare topics.

Health and Wellness

Offers access to thousands of full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and 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, and more.

Nursing Resource Center

Designed for nursing students, the Nursing Resource Center brings together in an easy-to-use interface disease and drug overviews, care plans, relevant journal results and animated anatomy and physiology diagrams to complement the core encyclopedia texts. The information is written in accessible language for students completing class assignments and preparing for clinicals as they learn how to care for and treat patients. Search results are returned in tabs that correspond to steps in the nursing process.
Journal of Visualized ExperimentsPeer-reviewed video journal. Articles consist of high-quality video demonstrations and detailed text protocols which facilitate scientific reproducibility and productivity. JoVE also provides access video collections in the Science Education Library to better teach and learn key concepts and fundamental techniques in a wide range of STEM subjects including Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Psychology, Clinical Medicine and Engineering. (To access paid content, create an account using your PPS email address. Directions on creating an account.

Addition Research Resources

All Gale Databases

Provides access to all available databases, including subject specific databases.

Directory of Open Access Journals

Online access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.

Learn360 Multimedia Streaming Services*

Subscription based streaming service that provides access to videos, audio recordings, maps, and interactives.

Google Scholar

Search engine that indexes scholarly articles, theses, books, abstracts, and court opinions.
Citation ResourcesMLA and APA citation makers, and citation tutorials.

Research Tutorials

Short videos that help students evaluate websites, cite sources, and narrow a research topic.

*How to access Learn360

Portland State University Library

Portland Community College Library

Multnomah County Library

If you are enrolled in a PCC or PSU class, you have access to college library database with your username and password. Students with a Multnomah County Library card can have access to all of the public library's databases. Don't forget to expand your search!