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Off Campus Access

The BRCC Library's online databases can be accessed off-campus with your BRCC Library User ID number and your library PIN.

Faculty, staff, and students should now log in to the databases with their new campus ID number (L, N, H, or new Bnumber, which is at the top of each person's schedule in LoLA) as their user ID and their 6 digit birthdate (mmddyy, i.e. 010294) as their PIN. The letter (L, N, etc.) in the user ID must be capitalized.

If you do not know your Library PIN, you can retrieve it by:

  • Going to the Library’s Online Catalog
  • Click on and clicking on ‘My Account’ – at the top of the page
  • Then click ‘I Forgot my PIN’
  • After entering your Library User ID number an email will be sent to your BRCC email with your PIN
  • You may change your PIN by clicking ‘User PIN Change’ from the 'My Account' screen.

PIN Change: On 10/14/14, your library PIN was changed to your 6 digit birth date, written as MMDDYY (ex.: Someone born on June 30, 1991 would use the PIN 063091). 

If you are unable to access the online databases from home, we may need to update your library account information. To verify the status of your Library privileges, please call (225) 216-8555 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . A librarian will be happy to assist you.  Please include your BRCC ID number in all correspondence with the Library.

Need help deciding which databases to use? Read the attachments at the bottom of the page for more information including database descriptions and a list of databases by program of study.

You may login to the databases by scrolling to the list on this page and clicking on the name of the database you would like to access.  If you are using a computer on campus, you can go directly to a database by clicking on its title in the list below.


PIN Change: On 10/14/14, your library PIN was changed to your 6 digit birth date, written as MMDDYY (ex.: Someone born on June 30, 1991 would use the PIN 063091).

Access issues on campus? Click here

Databases with Cross Searchable Interfaces (these search more than one database at a time):

  1. EBSCO A to Z Title List
  2. EBSCOhost Databases On campus and having access issues? Try this link instead:
  3. EBSCOhost Select Services Page (Advanced Search Interfaces)
  4. EDS Discovery Service
  5. Gale Group Databases
  6. Google Scholar
Individual Database Access:
  1. African American Newspapers, 1827 - 1998 (Readex/NewsBank)
  2. America's Historical Newspapers - Louisiana State Package (Readex/NewsBank)
  3. Choice
  4. The Chronicle of Higher Education
  5. Cochrane Summaries
  6. CQ Researcher
  7. Dissertation Abstracts (Proquest)
  8. JSTOR
  9. LearningExpress 3.0- Must set up an account on campus. Users with existing LearningExpress accounts should create a new account in LearningExpress 3.0.
  10. LexisNexis
  11. Literati by Credo Reference
  12. MathSciNet
  13. NCSE Affiliate News Services
  14. Nursing & Allied Health Source (Proquest)
  15. Oxford English Dictionary (OED)
  16. Oxford Reference Center
  17. Readex/NewsBank
  18. Salem Literature
  19. Salem Science
  20. WorldCat (via FirstSearch) - WorldCat (direct)
eBook Databases:
  1. Book Collection: NonFiction
  2. eBook Collection
  3. Google Books (full text not available on all items)
  4. Project Gutenberg
  5. University of Adelaide Press (free downloadable eBooks)
Individual Databases available through Gale Group Databases:
Individual Databases available through EBSCOhost Databases:
  1. Abstracts in Social Gerontology
  2. Academic Search Complete
  3. Agricola
  4. Alt Health Watch
  5. AP NewsMonitor Collection
  6. Art Full Text (H.W. Wilson)
  7. Art Index Retrospective (H.W. Wilson)
  8. Associates Program Source Plus
  9. Biological Abstracts, 1969 - Present
  10. Book Collection: NonFiction
  11. Business Source Complete - [Enhanced Interface]
  12. CINAHL Plus with Full Text
  13. Computer Science Index
  14. Computer Source
  15. eBook Collection
  16. Economía y Negocios
  17. Educational Administration Abstracts
  18. Environment Index
  19. ERIC
  20. European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750
  21. Family Studies Abstracts
  22. Fuente Académica
  23. Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
  24. GeoRef
  25. GeoRef In Process
  26. GreenFILE
  27. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
  28. History Reference Center - [Enhanced Interface]
  29. Hospitality & Tourism Index
  30. Human Resources Abstracts
  31. Information Science & Technology Abstracts (ISTA)
  32. International Security & Counter Terrorism Reference Center
  33. Internet & Personal Computing Abstracts
  34. Legal Collection
  35. Lexi-PALS Drug Guide
  36. Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text
  37. Literary Reference Center - [Enhanced Interface]
  38. MAS Ultra - School Edition
  39. MedicLatina
  41. Mental Measurements Yearbook
  42. Military & Government Collection
  43. MLA Directory of Periodicals
  44. MLA International Bibliography
  45. Newspaper Source
  46. Peace Research Abstracts
  47. Primary Search
  48. Professional Development Collection
  49. PsychINFO
  50. Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection
  51. Public Administration Abstracts
  52. Race Relations Abstracts
  53. Regional Business News
  54. Religion & Philosophy Collection
  55. Science & Technology Collection
  56. Serials Directory
  57. Shock & Vibration Digest
  58. Small Business Reference Center - [Enhanced Interface]
  59. SocINDEX with Full Text
  60. Teacher Reference Center
  61. Urban Studies Abstracts
  62. Vente et Gestion
  63. Violence & Abuse Abstracts
  64. World History Collection

Please see the attachments below for help in deciding which database to use:

FileDescriptionFile size
Download this file (147_Access_issues_on_campus-Try_these_Links.doc)Access Issues on Campus? Try These LinksIf you are having trouble accessing the databases on campus, try the links in this document.49 Kb
Download this file (Library_Databases_by_Program_of_Study.xls)Databases by Program of StudyAn Excel spreadsheet of library databases relevant to each program, sorted by the campus/site64 Kb
Download this file (Library Database Descriptions.doc)Database DescriptionsDon't know which database to choose? Read brief descriptions of the databases here.45 Kb