Rio Hondo College Library subscribes to a number of electronic or "online" databases that contain journal, magazine and newspaper articles, excerpts from literary criticism, biographical information, almanac and directory information, a complete encyclopedia and much more.
For journal articles, we recommend that you start with ProQuest or SIRS Researcher. ProQuest is a comprehensive collection that offers access to scholarly full-text journals in a wide range of popular subject areas such as business, education, literature, political science, and the sciences. Included in ProQuest is a special add-on module of 301 journals in Psychology. SIRS Researcher is somewhat smaller, but all the articles are full-text and it includes a good range of small local and regional newspapers. It's sometimes hard to decide which database is more relevant to your needs. To help you decide, we have included a short summary that highlights each database - and you can always call or email a librarian with your questions!
To access any database from on-campus -- whether that be in the Library, one of the computer labs, or the Learning Assistance Center -- just click on the "On-campus users click here" link for that database.
If you are using a computer away from the college, click on the "Off-campus users click here" link. You will be taken to the authentication screen, where you need to input information that identifies you as a Rio Hondo College student. Follow the instructions on the screen, then click the "Proceed" button.
You should arrive at a screen that lists all the databases to which you have
remote access. Please note that the Hours of
Operation for the authentication service are
8:00am in the morning until 12:00 midnight.
There is still a great deal more to discover on the Library Web site, so let's go on to Guides and Tutorials!