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Research & Reference Support

Research Databases

EBSCO Host
Provides access to thousands of full-text, peer-reviewed journal articles and other academic resources

LexisNexis
Offers a wide range of full-text news, legal, and business documents from credible sources

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Provides four databases to support academic research in a variety of disciplines including:

Student Resources in Context – Full-text newspapers and periodicals like Newsweek, National Geographic, Popular Science, Smithsonian, and more, as well as images, audio selections, archival film clips, and broadcast video

Science in Context– Full-text articles from national and global publications as well as experiments and projects for science and technology disciplines

Literature Resource Center – Broad range of authors and their works including full-text critical and literary analysis, criticisms, biographies, primary sources, and multimedia

World History in Context – An overview of world history covering the most-studied events, cultures, civilizations, religions, and people with primary sources, reference material, and multi-media content

Helpful Web Tools

Google Scholar
Use this specific Google search to returns results from only academic and scholarly sources

Google Books
Use Google Books to find, preview, purchase, or read full-text books (some for free!) online

JournalSeek
An online database of journal information that is freely available on the internet

Martinsburg Berkeley County Libraries Catalog Search
Find electronic and print resources available at the branches of our local libraries

More Help

Trying to access the research databases off campus?
Enter the username and password that you use to log in to campus computers.

How to Search Databases in EBSCO Host: Click here

How to Search the LexisNexis Database: Click here

Have questions? Need help?
Contact the E-Learning Help Desk
Location: Main campus, room 2200
E-mail: elearn@blueridgectc.edu
Phone: (304) 260-4380 x 2349