Online Databases

Off Campus Access: How to Log In to the Online Databases from Home
The BRCC Library's online databases may be accessed off-campus with your BRCC Library User ID number (Lnumber with a capital L), and your library PIN (6 digit birth date: mmddyy, i.e. 010294).

Faculty, staff, and students should log in to the databases with their campus ID number (Lnumber with a capital L), which is at the top of each person's schedule in LoLA) as their Library user ID and their 6 digit birth date (mmddyy, i.e. 010294) as their PIN. The letter (L, N, H, etc.) in the user ID must be capitalized.  The 6-digit birthdate PIN should include numbers only.

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 chat with us, email us at, or call (225) 216-8555. A librarian will be happy to assist you.  Please include your BRCC ID number in all correspondence with the Library.

You may login to the databases with your Lnumber user ID and 6 digit birth date PIN 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 may go directly to a database by clicking on its title in the list below.

Most Popular Library Databases by Subject Area:

EBSCOhost Academic Search Complete  (All Subjects)

EDS: EBSCO Discovery Service  (All Subjects: Searches many databases)

EBSCO eBook Collection  (All Subjects: Online Books)

CQ Researcher  (All Subjects: Reports on Current events)

Business Source Complete  (Business & Management) Business Research Guide

Gale Power Search  (English & Literature)

Art & Architecture Complete  (Fine Arts)

JSTOR  (History & Humanities)

NexisUni  (Legal information, News)

ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health and CINAHL Plus  (Nursing & Allied Health) Nursing & Allied Health Research Guide

SocINDEX with Full Text  (Social Sciences)

Biological Abstracts, Environment Complete, and Science & Technology Collection   (STEM) STEM Research Guide

Associates Program Source Plus  (Technical Education)

New Library Databases:

Black Life in America from Newsbank

Research Guides

Need help deciding which databases to use? Read these helpful documents for more information:


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

  1. EBSCO Publication Finder (Used to find journals by title)
  2. EBSCOhost Databases 
  3. EDS Discovery Service (Searches many databases at once)

Individual Database Access:

  1. African American Newspapers, 1827 - 1998
  2. America's Historical Newspapers - Louisiana State Package
  3. Cochrane Summaries
  4. CQ Researcher
  5. Credo Reference (Literati)
  6. Dissertation Abstracts (Proquest)
  7. JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services
  8. JSTOR
  9. LearningExpress 3.0 (Now PrepStep)
  10. MathSciNet
  11. Nexis Uni (Replaces LexisNexis)
  12. Nursing & Allied Health Database (Proquest)
  13. Oxford English Dictionary (OED)
  14. PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art
  15. Pandemics: The Invisible Enemy from Salem Press
  16. Readex/NewsBank
  17. Salem Literature and Science
  18. WorldCat (via FirstSearch)  - WorldCat (direct)  
  19. WorldCat Discovery  Please Note: WorldCat is primarily used to search other libraries' collections.

eBook Databases:

  1. Book Collection: NonFiction
  2. eBook Collection
  3. Oxford Scholarship
  4. Project Muse
  5. SAGE eBooks
Individual Databases available through Gale Group Databases:
  1. Biography in Context
  2. Gale Power Search
  3. Gale Virtual Reference Library (Gale eBooks)
  4. Literature Resource Center
  5. Gale Literary Sources (Gale Literature Criticism)
  6. Scribner Writers Series
  7. Twayne Author Series
  8. Gale Literature
Individual Databases available through EBSCOhost Databases:
  1. Abstracts in Social Gerontology
  2. Academic Search Complete
  3. Agricola
  4. Alt Health Watch
  5. APA PsychINFO
  6. Art & Architecture Complete (H.W. Wilson)
  7. Art Index Retrospective (H.W. Wilson)
  8. Associates Program Source Plus
  9. Biological Abstracts
  10. Book Collection: NonFiction
  11. Business Source Complete - [Enhanced Interface (bsi)]
  12. CINAHL Plus with Full Text
  13. Computer Source
  14. eBook Collection
  15. Educational Administration Abstracts
  16. Environment Complete
  17. ERIC
  18. European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750
  19. Family Studies Abstracts
  20. Fuente Académica
  21. Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
  22. GeoRef
  23. GeoRef In Process
  24. GreenFILE
  25. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
  26. History Reference Center - [Enhanced Interface (hrc)]
  27. Hospitality & Tourism Index
  28. Human Resources Abstracts
  29. Information Science & Technology Abstracts (ISTA)
  30. Legal Source
  31. Lexi-PALS Drug Guide (AHFS Consumer Medication Information)
  32. Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text
  33. Literary Reference Center Plus - [Enhanced Interface (irc)]
  34. MAS Complete
  35. MasterFILE Complete
  36. MedicLatina
  38. Mental Measurements Yearbook
  39. Military & Government Collection
  40. MLA Directory of Periodicals
  41. MLA International Bibliography
  42. Newspaper Source Plus
  43. Peace Research Abstracts
  44. Primary Search
  45. Professional Development Collection
  46. Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection
  47. Public Administration Abstracts
  48. Race Relations Abstracts
  49. Regional Business News
  50. Religion & Philosophy Collection
  51. Science & Technology Collection
  52. Serials Directory
  53. Shock & Vibration Digest
  54. SocINDEX with Full Text
  55. Teacher Reference Center
  56. Urban Studies Abstracts
  57. Vente et Gestion
  58. Violence & Abuse Abstracts