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A-Z Databases

Find the best library databases for your research.


Journals and Periodicals

Along with the library's databases, you may also find our online and print journals and perodicals collection helpful in your research. Check out the listing of available journals here!

EasyBib Citation Tool

Click on the EasyBib Citation Tool link below to assist you in creating APA, MLA, Chicago and other styles of citations for the articles you find.

Mobile Apps

Ebook Central

  • BlueFire Reader in your device’s app store.
  • Users need to create an Adobe ID to download books, visit to set up a free account or use the form when prompted upon opening the app for the first time.

Using the EBSCOhost app

  • BlueFire Reader in your device’s app store.
  • Users need to create an Adobe ID to download books, visit to set up a free account or use the form when prompted upon opening the app for the first time.


  • SpringerLink in your device’s app store.


  • LibAnywhere in your device’s app store.
  • Search the Brish Library’s catalog or check your library account. You are also able to browse the catalog of any library within their database. Sign into your Hagerstown Community College library account using your borrower ID and the last four digits of your home phone.


  • Mobile site
  • This app works for users who are on-site at Hagerstown Community College. If outside of Hagerstown’s network, you will need to provide a username and password to log into the mobile site. The password must be in lowercase. Register for free to save images for use in class assignments.

Gale's "Access My Library" (College)

  • Access My Library in your device’s app store.
  • This app requires you to login just once using your HCC email address. Then you can view Gale’s virtual reference resources on a wide range of topics, including maps and encyclopedias.
  • Step 1: Download the app
  • Step 2: Search Maryland, and then scroll down to Hagerstown Community College. Click “Need Password” and provide your HCC email. You will be sent a password that you will type in the app.
  • Step 3: Press “submit” and begin searching.


  • Bookends on Tap through your device’s app store.
  • Costs $9.99.

Lexis Nexis: Academic

  • Mobile site
  • On-campus users of LexisNexis Academic with access to Wi-Fi or a wireless network will be authenticated directly into LexisNexis Academic. Off-campus users will need to log into LexisNexis Academic via their library's portal.

Literature Resources Center

  • Gale “AccessMyLibrary” in your device’s app store.

ProQuest Ebrary

  • BlueFire Reader in your device’s app store.‚Äč

Note: Any database not listed can be accessed via your mobile browser, on and off campus, by using the link on the A-Z Database page.

New / Trial Databases

The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
This resource contains records from leading sources in the fields of criminal justice and criminology, offering more than 320 full-text magazines and journals, more than 520,000 records, and coverage of more than 600 journals from around the world. Content also includes subjects such as forensic sciences, substance abuse and addiction, and probation and parole.
This database offers full-text access to top journals covering a wide array of scientific and technical subjects such as Aeronautics, Archaeology, Biology, Chemistry, Computer technology, Materials science, and Physics. In addition it provides indexing and abstracts for more than 1,800 publications.