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Searching for Articles & Using Databases

What is a Database?

A database is an organized collection of information, like magazine and journal articles, websites, or books. Academic Search Complete, Gale Virtual Reference, the OneSearch Library Catalog, and even Google are examples of databases.


Norco Library's Article Databases provide you with 24-7 access to books and magazines, journals and newspaper articles.

To help you identify the most useful databases for your research assignment, read the descriptions on our Databases A-Z page and/or see if there is a Research Guide on your topic.

Librarians are able to also assist you anytime, online or face to face. We're glad to help!