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Off Campus Access

The BRCC Library's online databases can be accessed off-campus with your BRCC Library User ID number and your library PIN.

Faculty, staff, and students should now log in to the databases with their new campus ID number (L, N, H, or new Bnumber, which is at the top of each person's schedule in LoLA) as their user ID and their 6 digit birthdate (mmddyy, i.e. 010294) as their PIN. The letter (L, N, etc.) in the user ID must be capitalized.

If you do not know your Library PIN, you can retrieve it by:

  • Going to the Library’s Online Catalog
  • Click on and clicking on ‘My Account’ – at the top of the page
  • Then click ‘I Forgot my PIN’
  • After entering your Library User ID number an email will be sent to your BRCC email with your PIN
  • You may change your PIN by clicking ‘User PIN Change’ from the 'My Account' screen.

PIN Change: On 10/14/14, your library PIN was changed to your 6 digit birth date, written as MMDDYY (ex.: Someone born on June 30, 1991 would use the PIN 063091). 

If you are unable to access the online databases from home, we may need to update your library account information. To verify the status of your Library privileges, please call (225) 216-8555 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . A librarian will be happy to assist you.  Please include your BRCC ID number in all correspondence with the Library.

Need help deciding which databases to use? Read the attachments at the bottom of the page for more information including database descriptions and a list of databases by program of study.

You may login to the databases by scrolling to the list on this page and clicking on the name of the database you would like to access.  If you are using a computer on campus, you can go directly to a database by clicking on its title in the list below.


PIN Change: On 10/14/14, your library PIN was changed to your 6 digit birth date, written as MMDDYY (ex.: Someone born on June 30, 1991 would use the PIN 063091).

Access issues on campus? Click here

Databases with Cross Searchable Interfaces (these search more than one database at a time):

  1. EBSCO A to Z Title List
  2. EBSCOhost Databases On campus and having access issues? Try this link instead:
  3. EBSCOhost Select Services Page (Advanced Search Interfaces)
  4. EDS Discovery Service
  5. Gale Group Databases
  6. Google Scholar
Individual Database Access:
  1. African American Newspapers, 1827 - 1998 (Readex/NewsBank)
  2. America's Historical Newspapers - Louisiana State Package (Readex/NewsBank)
  3. Choice
  4. The Chronicle of Higher Education
  5. Cochrane Summaries
  6. CQ Researcher
  7. Dissertation Abstracts (Proquest)
  8. Human Rights Studies Online (Trial access available on and off campus until 4/17.)
  9. JSTOR
  10. LearningExpress 3.0- Must set up an account on campus.
  11. LexisNexis
  12. Literati by Credo Reference
  13. MathSciNet
  14. NCSE Affiliate News Services
  15. Nursing & Allied Health Source (Proquest)
  16. Oxford English Dictionary (OED)
  17. Oxford Reference Center
  18. Readex/NewsBank
  19. Salem Literature
  20. Salem Science
  21. WorldCat (via FirstSearch) - WorldCat (direct)
eBook Databases:
  1. Book Collection: NonFiction
  2. eBook Collection
  3. Google Books (full text not available on all items)
  4. Project Gutenberg
  5. University of Adelaide Press (free downloadable eBooks)
Individual Databases available through Gale Group Databases:
Individual Databases available through EBSCOhost Databases:
  1. Abstracts in Social Gerontology
  2. Academic Search Complete
  3. Agricola
  4. Alt Health Watch
  5. AP NewsMonitor Collection
  6. Art Full Text (H.W. Wilson)
  7. Art Index Retrospective (H.W. Wilson)
  8. Associates Program Source Plus
  9. Biological Abstracts, 1969 - Present
  10. Book Collection: NonFiction
  11. Business Source Complete - [Enhanced Interface]
  12. CINAHL Plus with Full Text
  13. Computer Science Index
  14. Computer Source
  15. eBook Collection
  16. Educational Administration Abstracts
  17. Environment Index
  18. ERIC
  19. European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750
  20. Family Studies Abstracts
  21. Fuente Académica
  22. Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
  23. GeoRef
  24. GeoRef In Process
  25. GreenFILE
  26. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
  27. History Reference Center - [Enhanced Interface]
  28. Hospitality & Tourism Index
  29. Human Resources Abstracts
  30. Information Science & Technology Abstracts (ISTA)
  31. International Security & Counter Terrorism Reference Center
  32. Internet & Personal Computing Abstracts
  33. Legal Collection
  34. Lexi-PALS Drug Guide
  35. Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text
  36. Literary Reference Center - [Enhanced Interface]
  37. MAS Ultra - School Edition
  38. MedicLatina
  40. Mental Measurements Yearbook
  41. Military & Government Collection
  42. MLA Directory of Periodicals
  43. MLA International Bibliography
  44. Newspaper Source
  45. Peace Research Abstracts
  46. Primary Search
  47. Professional Development Collection
  48. PsychINFO
  49. Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection
  50. Public Administration Abstracts
  51. Race Relations Abstracts
  52. Regional Business News
  53. Religion & Philosophy Collection
  54. Science & Technology Collection
  55. Serials Directory
  56. Shock & Vibration Digest
  57. Small Business Reference Center - [Enhanced Interface]
  58. SocINDEX with Full Text
  59. Teacher Reference Center
  60. Urban Studies Abstracts
  61. Vente et Gestion
  62. Violence & Abuse Abstracts
  63. World History Collection

Please see the attachments below for help in deciding which database to use:

FileDescriptionFile size
Download this file (Library_Databases_by_Program_of_Study.xls)Databases by Program of StudyAn Excel spreadsheet of library databases relevant to each program, sorted by the campus/site64 Kb
Download this file (Library Database Descriptions.doc)Database DescriptionsDon't know which database to choose? Read brief descriptions of the databases here.45 Kb