YES! You can access all of ECC Library's databases from home.
When you select a specific database (through the Library website) it will prompt you to enter:
ECC ID # followed by EC
If you need assistance please call 636 584-6560
The Library can help you improve your searching to find your resources.
Articles and Scholarly Journals
Google Scholar - indexes the full text of scholarly literature across an array of publishing formats and disciplines
THOMAS - Legislative information including current and historical documents
U. S. House of Representatives - Website of the United States House of Representatives
U.S. Senate - Website of the United States Senate
White House - Website of the United State White House
White House Briefing Room – Speeches and remarks by the President of the United States
Databases provide access to journals, newspapers, magazines, reference books, images, music, statistics, videos and more. Majority of these resources are full-text. These resources are typically more up to date than books.
Databases are credible resources available to ECC students 24/7 from any internet device.
Databases have been selected for the courses offered at ECC and for the education levels of Associate and Bachelor degree coursework.
With over 2 dozen databases to choose from, it can be confusing as to where to start. Here are a few helpful tips:
Use Boolean operators to combine keywords.
AND - combines two or more words and the results will contain all the words
OR - broadens the search to include either keyword in the results; great for synonyms
NOT - narrows the search by excluding a keyword
Enter a title, but exclude starting "The" "An" or "A"
Last name, First name
Library of Congress Subject Headings Index
The subject of the book is about x, y, z.
A special language used in library catalogs and research databases, it can narrow the results better than keyword
Review the abstract or summary of the article for "Subject Terms" These are clickable and will generate a new search with the focus of the article on THAT subject. You can combined more than one subject in the Advanced Search Option.