These databases are free to use for all registered students and faculty of the University of the Southern Caribbean. Combined, there are thousands of scholarly articles, journals and e-books in a wide range of subject areas to aid you in your academic pursuits.

*Your My Library Account is needed to access these resources while off-campus. Learn how to activate your account here.

Gale databases

This online research platform comprises many databases, which contain academic and peer-reviewed journals, e-books as well as the National Geographic Magazine archives. Go to GALE.

Ebsco databases

This online research platform comprises several databases (39), which contain academic and peer-reviewed journals, whose articles are available in full-text or as abstracts. Go to EBSCO.

ProQuest databases

You need credible content from authoritative, scholarly sources. ProQuest platform includes (5) five databases; ProQuest Military Collection, ProQuest Digital National Archive, ProQuest Religion and ProQuest Dissertation and Thesis Global. ProQuest also provides RefWorks, a comprehensive citation management tool. Go to ProQuest Databases


This web-based portal provides unlimited online access to more than 1800 newspapers and magazines from 5 countries in 45 languages. PressReader presents content in a full replica format which allows users to see the paper as it was intended. Content on PressDisplay is always up to date and is often available online before it's availalble in print! Go to PressReader.

Newspaper File Collection

The Forde Library's Newspaper File Collection contains scanned articles taken mainly from two of Trinidad and Tobago's national newspapers; the Trinidad Express and the Trinidad Guardian. The articles cover a wide range of subject matter, and are searchable by title, creator, subject and other fields. Go to Newspaper File Collection.

Research databases are organized collections of computerized information or data such as periodical articles, books, graphics and multimedia that can be searched to retrieve information. Take of advantage of all the tools the library has to offer!