Research Databases

Search for articles, e-books, and more, many in full-text!

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More than sixty databases with millions of full-text articles from popular magazines, newspapers, academic/professional journals, and reference sources covering most topics

Wilson/EBSCO Databases

Academic journals and magazines, by discipline: Humanities, Social Sciences, Nursing (CINAHL), Science, Technology, Business, Education, Law, etc.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

eBook encyclopedias, dictionaries and specialized reference works

CQ Researcher

Comprehensive reports on current events and topical issues, national and global

Opposing Viewpoints

Essays, overviews, statistics, and articles on controversial topics

Gale Literary Sources

Critical analyses, author biographies, and overviews of literature from every age and genre

Literary Source: Literature Resource Center

Critical analyses, author biographies, and overviews of literature from every age and genre

Kanopy Films

Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video service for educational institutions that provides 12 million students and faculty with access to more than 26,000 films each year.

eBook Collection

(formerly NetLibrary) Over 20,000 public-domain titles

ABC-Clio Social Sciences

Three multi-media databases: World Geography; Ancient History; Medieval to Modern History. Full-text articles, images, maps, audiovisual media

CINAHL Complete

Nursing and Allied Health journals in full-text

Nursing Resource Center

Journal articles, enhanced with a practical ready-reference file

Nursing & Allied Health Collection

Journal articles and reference texts for students and professionals

Health and Wellness Resource Center

Articles, pamphlets, and videos from general-interest publications and medical reference books

Oxford Art Online

Articles and images of art and architecture—all forms, places and periods

LearningExpress Library

Test preparation and practice exams. First-time users must register

Salem Press

Literary criticism, 20th century history, forensic science


Automotive shop manuals (available on HFC campus ONLY)

Automotive repair for owners.

Search library catalogs from around the world

FDSys (Federal Digital System)

Congressional, Presidential and Federal agency materials


Genealogical research, including US Census 1790-1930

Michigan eLibrary (MeL) Databases

Many resources, especially for K-12 readers
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