A library database is a searchable, organized collection of electronic information. A database can contain any type of information, but for the most part, you will use a library database to search for articles and other research materials. Databases can cover a variety of topics or be subject specific (e.g., business, health). Library databases can be accessed off campus by logging in with your myPittCC username and password.
Search the databases below for articles on a specific topic. These are general databases that cover many different topics.
Move beyond basic searching by using subject-specific databases. Start with the Online Databases (A-Z List) page.
Once you have the Online Databases page open, click All Subjects. Click the subject that most closely matches your topic to see a list of subject databases.
Do not use complete sentences when searching a library database.
censorship AND internet
"death penalty" OR "capital punishment"
elephants NOT African
"code of ethics"
"story of an hour"
swine flu, swine influenza, H1N1, etc.
teen* will find: teen, teens, teenager, teenagers, etc.
PCC students and staff should enter their myPittCC username and password to access online databases from off campus. Generic logins are available to community residents with PCC library cards, and others who are enrolled in or are affiliated with PCC programs and continuing education courses. Call us! (252) 493-7360