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Kapiʻolani Community College Library: Databases A-Z

Find the best library databases for your research.


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Login is required to use library databases from off-campus.

Some resources are free, but the library pays for subscriptions to the majority of our databases. Our contracts with the database providers say that we must restrict access to KCC users only. See the Login Info page or Contact us if you have problems or questions.

New / Trial Databases

The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription. This link opens in a new window
New is much like Google, Bing, or other search engines but is focused on only historical, digitized newspapers. It enables you to search, for free, across many newspaper sites simultaneously, rather than having to visit each site separately. By clicking on the search result that interests you you'll go directly to the newspaper site which hosts that story.
JSTOR This link opens in a new window
Lama Library has access to the JSTOR Arts & Sciences I-XV collections, Life Sciences collection, and Lives of Literature. These collections provide full-text journal backfiles in various disciplines. Selected journals in the following subject areas are available: African-American Studies, Anthropology, Aquatic Sciences, Archaeology, Asian Studies, Ecology, Economics, Education, Finance History, Law, Literature, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Population Studies, Sociology and Statistics.
JSTOR Global Plants This link opens in a new window
Alternate Name(s): Global Plants
Community-contributed database that features more than two million high resolution plant type specimen images and other foundational materials from the collections of hundreds of herbaria around the world. Through Global Plants, herbaria can share specimens, experts can determine and update naming structures, students can discover and learn about plants in context, and a record of plant life can be preserved for future generations.
ProQuest Coronavirus Research Database This link opens in a new window
Alternate Name(s): COVID-19
The Coronavirus Research Database is a collection of journal articles, preprints, conference proceedings, dissertations and more related to COVID-19 and other coronaviruses. It includes comprehensive research background coverage of past pandemics and epidemics, like MERS and SARS, to give researchers and students context around the current global crisis.
Swank Digital Campus This link opens in a new window
Popular streaming video content used for specific courses during the semester, but open to all of Kapiʻolani CC. Plug-ins may be necessary to download to view videos.