Using Library Databases
Many library databases have full-text articles from periodicals (journals, magazines and newspapers). Some databases also have book chapters, videos, images and more. Databases are specifically designed for research and provide reliable results from known sources. Google searches, on the other hand, provide lots of results and can be difficult to determine which websites are reliable and provide accurate information appropriate for college-level research.
Signing In to Databases
If you are not on campus, you will need to sign in to access library databases. The information needed to sign in is exactly the same as what you use to access eCampus (Dallas College email address and eCampus/eConnect password).
Flipster is a digital magazine service that allows you to read a selection of magazines on your computer or mobile device.
From your Internet Browser:
Go to Flipster to browse available magazines on your computer, laptop, or mobile device.
From the Flipster app (iOS and Android):
The Flipster app, available through the iTunes store for the iPad and iPhone, and in the Google Play store for Android devices, provides a streamlined mobile experience to read magazines. Simply choose Dallas College as your library and sign in using your eConnect/eCampus login.
The link below goes to go to an alphabetical list of all library databases and has a drop-down menu to find databases on specific subjects.