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ENGL 01A Temple: Databases for Getting Started

College Composition and Reading

Finding All the Databases

There are many databases for different disciplines and classes.  This guide brings together those that work best for your English class.

  • Select the database you wish to use

  • Sign on using your portal username and password

  • Once signed in, you can type your keywords and topic vocabulary.

Databases in the EbscoHOST group

Selecting the specific databases to use for your subject is the first step in a successful EBSCO search.  For this class, please choose the following (note: do NOT select all):

  • Academic Search Complete

  • Omni File Complete

  • Master File Complete

  • Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection

  • Psyc Info

  • Communications and Mass Media

Once in EBSCO, choose your databases by selecting Choose Databases.

Select and Log in using your Merced College Portal Student.Name and Password

Select from the list of 30+ EBSCO databases 2 ways:

1: From the list of all databases:



2.  From within an EBSCO database:


Multiple Subjects


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