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.
Summon searches many library databases all at once. With one search, you can find articles, e-books, videos, and more.
If Summon gives you too many choices, it may be easier to search an individual database. The databases listed below include articles on many different topics
Some databases focus on a specific subject area such as business, criminal justice, science, nursing, etc.
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