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Library Databases

Library databases are resources that allow you to search for credible, scholarly sources. Most often you will find peer-reviewed articles in these databases. For information on selecting the right database for your needs, see our guide here.

General Databases:

Reference (Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, etc.)

Subject-Specific Databases:

Literature Criticism Online
The Coastal Library now offers access to the largest online collection of literary criticism in the world. This resource brings together six multidisciplinary series representing a range of modern and historical views on authors and their works, across regions, eras and genres. Multiple search and browse options are combined with an engaging format that matches the look and feel of the print originals from Contemporary Literary Criticism, Nineteenth-Century Criticism, Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Short Story Criticism, and Shakespeare Criticism.

Culinary Arts:

Nursing and Allied Health:



Legal Research and Business Information:

Career and High School Equivalency (GED) Exam Prep:

Need a Password?

When trying to access a database off-campus, you will be prompted for a password. These passwords can be found on Campus Cruiser under Announcements. You may also contact the library at 910-938-6237 or