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             Listing of Databases by Subject Area

General Business Language & Literature Psychology
Arts & Humanities Controversial Issues Legal Religion
Biographies Current Events & News Mathematics Science
Biology Education Medicine, Nursing, Health Social Sciences
Book Reviews History Politics and Government Technology

 

General Research Databases Covering Multiple Topics

Academic OneFile Coverage from 1980 to present.  This is a good source for peer-reviewed, full text articles from the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and more.  Thousands of publications are indexed and available in full text or PDF format.  (An InfoTrac database)

ArticleFirst 1990 to present.  An index to articles from 26,000 sources.  (A FirstSearch database)

The CQ Researcher Online Reports on controversial topics. Each report covers the history, current situation and contains bibliography of additional sources. (A CQ Electronic Library database.)

ECO (Electronic Collections Online) Coverage from 1995 to present
An index to articles from over 5,000 scholarly journals. (A FirstSearch database)

General OneFile Coverage from 1980 to present
A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. (An InfoTrac database)

General Reference Center Gold Coverage from 1980 to present
A general interest database. Use General Reference Center Gold to find articles from newspapers, reference books, and periodicals, many with full-text and images. Find the latest current events, popular culture, business and industry coverage, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more. (An InfoTrac database)

ebooks (formerly netLibrary  Full text book database. Over 21,000 scholarly and general works. 

Ebrary Academic Complete contains over 85,000 ebooks covering all academic subjects.

OmniFile Full Text Select contains articles from 2,700 magazines and journals in many areas and disciplines. (An Ebsco/Wilson database.)

Opposing Viewpoints in Context 
Includes the viewpoints from the Opposing Viewpoints books in series as well as topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles. (An InfoTrac database.)

WorldCat
A world-wide card catalog containing records of books, newspapers, journals and magazines, internet resources, maps, computer files, musical scores, films, slides, videotapes, DVDs, and CDs. (A FirstSearch database) You may  use the basic search interface freely available on the Web


Arts and Humanities

ABC-CLIO reference eBooks collection includes books pertaining to the social sciences and humanities. 

Art Museum Image Gallery includes over 160,000 images from art museums world wide. Art from 3000 BC to contemporary is included. Searchable by artist, keyword, title, year, subject, ownership, type of object and artist's nationality. (An Ebsco/Wilson database.)  

ARTStor
This database is comprised of "a digital library of nearly one million images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes." The images may be used for educational purposes.

Humanities Ebooks contains over 2,000 scholarly books dealing with ancient through 20th century time periods.  Coverage of the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa.

JSTOR (Journal Storage Archive)
Coverage from journal date of inception (some beginning 1800s)  Includes databases which contain articles from scholarly journals. Included are Arts & Sciences I, II, III and IV and the Biological Sciences collection. JSTOR serves as an archive for journals, consequently current years are not included. They cover a range of disciplines including: social sciences, ecology & evolutionary biology, education, business, language & literature, mathematics and philosophy.

OmniFile Full Text Select contains magazines and journals from art and humanities. 

Oxford Reference Online
Oxford Reference Online contains 100 dictionaries and reference books and an encyclopedia. Areas covered include the humanities, social sciences, literature, politics, business, law, science and medicine. (An Oxford Press database .)

 


Biographies

African American Studies Center (Oxford) contains articles and reference books covering all aspects of African American history. 

American National Biography
American National Biography contains biographical information on more than 18,000 "people from all eras who have influenced and shaped American history and culture."  (An Oxford Press database.)

Biography and Genealogy Master Index
An index to many printed sources that include biographical information on multiple persons. Many books from our library reference collection are indexed here. People are from all time periods and geographical locations. (A GaleNet database.)

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography contains 56,000 biographies of "people who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond, from the earliest times to the year 2004".  


Biology

Biological Sciences. Varied coverage.
Some journals begin in the nineteenth century. No current articles (within the last three to five years) are included. Scholarly, full text coverage of a range of disciplines in the biological sciences including: biodiversity, conservation, paleontology, plant science, cell biology and zoology. (JSTOR databases.)

OmniFile Full Text Select contains magazines and journals from biological and agricultural publications. 


Book Reviews

Book Review Digest Plus
An index to book reviews. This database was developed from Book Review Digest and also includes book review citations from other sources. (An Ebsco/Wilson database.)

Book Review Index Online Coverage from 1965 to present
Includes book reviews with over five million review citations from thousands of publications. (A GaleNet database.)


Business

General Business File ASAP Coverage from 1980 to present
Analyze company performance and activity, industry events and trends as well as the latest in management, economics and politics. Access to a combination of broker research reports, trade publications, newspapers, journals and company directory listings with full text and images available. (An InfoTrac database)

JSTOR (Journal Storage Archive)
Includes databases which contain articles from scholarly journals. Included are Arts & Sciences I, II, III and IV and the Biological Sciences collection. JSTOR serves as an archive for journals, consequently current years are not included. They cover a range of disciplines including: social sciences, ecology & evolutionary biology, education, business, language & literature, mathematics and philosophy.

LexisNexis Academic contains journals, magazines, newspapers and documents pertaining to business, legal and medical topics and current news. The legal portion contains case law, codes and regulations, and patent information.

OmniFile Full Text Select contains magazines and journals from business publications. 


Controversial Issues

The CQ Researcher Online
Reports on controversial topics. Each report covers the history, current situation and contains bibliography of additional sources. (A CQ Electronic Library database.)

Current Issues: Reference Shelf Plus.   Contains full-text articles from a variety of current social, scientific, health, political, and global issues.  (A WilsonWeb database.)

Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Includes the viewpoints from the Opposing Viewpoints books in series as well as topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles. (An InfoTrac database.)

Social Studies Databases includes Social Issues research materials.   Provided by ABC-CLIO.


Current Events and News (including archived and local news sources)

America's Newspapers (formerly Newsbank) is a good source for local, state and national information.  Contains several regional newspapers including The Muskegon Chronicle, the White Lake Beacon, the Grand Rapids Press, and Detroit News as well as many major newspapers including The New York Times and The Washington Post.

Grand Rapids Press Coverage from July, 2000 to present
Full Text of the Grand Rapids Press. (An InfoTrac database)

InfoTrac Custom Newspapers
A collection of full text newspapers from around the Country and the World. (An InfoTrac database)

LexisNexis Academic contains journals, magazines, newspapers and documents pertaining to business, legal and medical topics and current news. The legal portion contains case law, codes and regulations, and patent information.

New York Times Newspaper From 1995 to present
Full text newspaper (An InfoTrac database)

Newsbank Newspapers (see America's Newspapers)

ProQuest Newspapers Includes major newspapers including The Atlanta Constitution, The Atlanta JournalBoston GlobeChicago Tribune, The Chrstian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, New York Times from 1851 to present, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.  

 


Education

ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) Coverage from 1966 to present
An index to educational materials from the monthly Resources in Education (RIE) and to journal articles issued in the monthly Current Index to Journals in Education (CIJE). (A FirstSearch database)

JSTOR (Journal Storage Archive)
Includes databases which contain articles from scholarly journals. Included are Arts & Sciences I, II, III and IV and the Biological Sciences collection. JSTOR serves as an archive for journals, consequently current years are not included. They cover a range of disciplines including: social sciences, ecology & evolutionary biology, education, business, language & literature, mathematics and philosophy.

OmniFile Full Text Select contains magazines and journals from publications pertaining to many areas including education. (Choose "Education" as the subject area for a more focused search.)


History

African American Studies Center (Oxford) contains articles and reference books covering all aspects of African American history. 

American National Biography
American National Biography contains biographical information on more than 18,000 "people from all eras who have influenced and shaped American history and culture."  (An Oxford Press database.)

Cambridge Histories Online is a digital book collection of some of the most scholarly books pertaining to historical studies.  An extensive collection covering many different aspects of history including economic, literary, musical, religious and political. 

CQ Historic Documents Series Online Edition 
Includes primary sources covering current events around the world from 1972 to present. (A CQ Electronic Library database.)

Dictionary of National Biography contains 56,000 biographies of "people who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond, from the earliest times to the year 2004".  

HarpWeek database of Harper's Weekly magazine from 1857 - 1889.  A good source for information pertaining to the U. S. Civil War and other historic events.

Humanities Ebooks contains over 2,000 full text, scholarly history books dealing with ancient through 20th century time periods. Coverage of the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa. 

JSTOR (Journal Storage Archive)
Includes databases which contain articles from scholarly journals. Included are Arts & Sciences I, II, III and IV and the Biological Sciences collection. JSTOR serves as an archive for journals, consequently current years are not included. They cover a range of disciplines including: social sciences, ecology & evolutionary biology, education, business, language & literature, mathematics and philosophy.

Social Studies Databases includes American History, World Geography, World History, and Social Issues research materials.   Provided by ABC-CLIO.


Language, Literature, Poetry, Drama

Book Review Digest Plus
An index to book reviews. This database was developed from Book Review Digest and also includes book review citations from other sources. (An Ebsco/Wilson database.)

Book Review Index Online Coverage from 1965 to present
Includes book reviews with over five million review citations from thousands of publications. (A GaleNet database.)

Children’s Core Collection 
The online version of the book, Children’s Catalog. This is an index to current children’s literature. The archive contains items formerly included in the main catalog, but are no longer current. (An Ebsco/Wilson database.)     

Columbia Granger’s Poetry Database
This is an index of poetry found in anthologies, as well as those found in the collected works of individual poets. This database currently has nearly 50,000 poems in full text and more than 500,000 poem citations. (An EbscoHost Web database.)

JSTOR (Journal Storage Archive)
Includes databases which contain articles from scholarly journals. Included are Arts & Sciences I, II, III and IV and the Biological Sciences collection. JSTOR serves as an archive for journals, consequently current years are not included. They cover a range of disciplines including: social sciences, ecology & evolutionary biology, education, business, language & literature, mathematics and philosophy.

Literature Resource Center - LRC
Literature Resource Center provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline. It covers more than 120,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers, with in-depth coverage of 2,500 of the most-studied authors. (A Galenet database.)

MagillOnLiterature Plus
This is a literature database which includes MagillOnLiterature and MagillOnAuthors. It includes all the literary works, reviewed critical analyses and brief plot summaries that are included in MagillOnLiterature, as well as all the biographies and author essays included in MagillOnAuthors. (An EbscoHost Web database.)

NoveList   A readers' advisory guide to fiction.  Search by author, title, series, genre, awards, age and reading levels.  (An EbscoHost Web database.)

Oxford English Dictionary
The Oxford English Dictionary is the authority on the history and development of the English language since 1150. The online version is an update to the 20 volume, 2nd edition. (An Oxford Press database.)

Books & Authors (An expansion of What Do I Read Next?)
A database of books which may be searched by subject, author, title, series, and genre. (An InfoTrac database


Legal

JSTOR (Journal Storage Archive)
Includes databases which contain articles from scholarly journals. Included are Arts & Sciences I, II, III and IV and the Biological Sciences collection. JSTOR serves as an archive for journals, consequently current years are not included. They cover a range of disciplines including: social sciences, ecology & evolutionary biology, education, business, language & literature, mathematics and philosophy.

LegalTrac Coverage from 1980 to present
Use this database to find articles in all major law reviews, law journals, specialty law and bar association journals and legal newspapers. Included are articles on Federal and State Cases, Laws and Regulations, Legal Practice, and Taxation. Also included are: British Commonwealth, European Union and International Law. (An InfoTrac database)

LexisNexis Academic contains journals, magazines, newspapers and documents pertaining to business, legal and medical topics and current news. The legal portion contains case law, codes and regulations, and patent information.

OmniFile Full Text Select contains magazines and journals from many legal publications. 

Oxford Reference Online
Oxford Reference Online contains 100 dictionaries and reference books and an encyclopedia. Areas covered include the humanities, social sciences, literature, politics, business, law, science and medicine. (An Oxford Press database .) 


Mathematics

JSTOR (Journal Storage Archive)
Includes databases which contain articles from scholarly journals. Included are Arts & Sciences I, II, III and IV and the Biological Sciences collection. JSTOR serves as an archive for journals, consequently current years are not included. They cover a range of disciplines including: social sciences, ecology & evolutionary biology, education, business, language & literature, mathematics and philosophy.


Medical, Nursing, Allied Health

CINAHL with Full Text includes indexing for over 2,700 journals from nursing and allied health. Includes full text articles from over 300 journals. (An EbscoHost database

Health and Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module Coverage from 1980 to present
Includes magazines, journals, newspapers, definitions, directories, and information on all aspects of health including herbal remedies, and alternative and complementary treatments. Included are links to diet, cancer, and health assessment sites as well as government databases. Material contained in this Resource Center is intended for informational purposes only. (An InfoTrac database)

Health Reference Center Academic Coverage from 1980 to present
Use this database to find articles on: Fitness, Pregnancy, Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Occupational Health and Safety, Alcohol and Drug abuse, HMOs, Prescription Drugs, etc. The material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes only. (An InfoTrac database)

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition is an index to approximately 850 journals. The full text of articles is available from 550 of these. (An EbscoHost database)

Medline Coverage from 1965 to present
An index to medical, dental and nursing literature. (A FirstSearch database)

Nursing and Allied Health Collection covers all aspects of the nursing profession.  With around 400 publications, this is of use to professionals in the field as well as nursing students.  (An InfoTrac database)

OmniFile Full Text Select contains magazines and journals from many science and medical publications. 

Oxford Medical Online
Oxford Medical contains reference books covering medical topics.  (An Oxford Press database .)

PsychiatryOnline contains psychiatric journals, the DSM-5® and earlier editions of the DSM, handbooks, and comprehensive textbooks in the field of psychiatry. 


 

Politics and Government

Cambridge Histories Online is a digital book collection of some of the most scholarly books pertaining to historical studies.  An extensive collection covering many different aspects of history including economic, literary, musical, religious and political. 

CQ Historic Documents Series Online Edition 
Includes primary sources covering current events around the world from 1972 to present. (A CQ Electronic Library database.)

GPO (Government Printing Office) Coverage from 1976 to present
An index to all types of U.S. government documents. Includes Congressional records, judiciary materials and documents issued by executive departments such as Defense, State, and Labor. (A FirstSearch database)

JSTOR (Journal Storage Archive)
Includes databases which contain articles from scholarly journals. Included are Arts & Sciences I, II, III and IV and the Biological Sciences collection. JSTOR serves as an archive for journals, consequently current years are not included. They cover a range of disciplines including: social sciences, ecology & evolutionary biology, education, business, language & literature, mathematics and philosophy.

Oxford Reference Online
Oxford Reference Online contains 100 dictionaries and reference books and an encyclopedia. Areas covered include the humanities, social sciences, literature, politics, business, law, science and medicine. (An Oxford Press database .)

Social Studies Databases includes American Government, American History, World Geography, World History, and Social Issues research materials.   Provided by ABC-CLIO.

Statesmans Yearbook World (SYB World) 
Contains current political, economic and social information on countries and territories.


Psychology

ProQuest Psychology Journals includes journals and other publications covering psychology and related fields such as health, management, education and law.

PsycARTICLES Coverage from 1985 to present
A full-text database of over 50 journals covering general psychology and specialized basic, applied, clinical, and theoretical research. 

Science Direct College Edition Contains the full text of major social science encyclopedias with emphasis on the behavioral sciences.  Titles include the encyclopedias of:   Applied Psychology, the Human Brain, Information Systems, International Media and Communications, Language & Linguistics, Psychotherapy, Social Measurement and the International Encyclopedia of Social & Behavioral Sciences,  Also contains scholarly journals from the social sciences.

PsychiatryOnline contains psychiatric journals, the DSM-5 and earlier editions of the DSM, handbooks, and comprehensive textbooks in the field of psychiatry.

JSTOR - Includes articles from scholarly journals.  JSTOR serves as an archive for journals, consequently very recent years are not included.  Do an "Advanced Search" and select the "Psychology" set of journals.


Religion

Cambridge Histories Online is a digital book collection of some of the most scholarly books pertaining to historical studies.  An extensive collection covering many different aspects of history including economic, literary, musical, religious and political. 

JSTOR (Journal Storage Archive)
Includes databases which contain articles from scholarly journals. Included are Arts & Sciences I, II, III and IV and the Biological Sciences collection. JSTOR serves as an archive for journals, consequently current years are not included. They cover a range of disciplines including: social sciences, ecology & evolutionary biology, education, business, language & literature, mathematics and philosophy.


Science

GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources)  The Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources focuses on the physical, social, and economic aspects of environmental issues. Topic, organization, and country portals form research centers around issues covering energy systems, health care, agriculture, climate change, population, and economic development. Portals include authoritative analysis, academic journals, news, case studies, legislation, conference proceedings, primary source documents, statistics, and rich multimedia. Use Browse Issues and Topics, World Map, Basic Search or Advanced Search to explore the database.

JSTOR (Journal Storage Archive)
Includes databases which contain articles from scholarly journals. Included are Arts & Sciences I, II, III and IV and the Biological Sciences collection. JSTOR serves as an archive for journals, consequently current years are not included. They cover a range of disciplines including: social sciences, ecology & evolutionary biology, education, business, language & literature, mathematics and philosophy.

OmniFile Full Text Select contains magazines and journals from general science publications. (Choose "General Science" as the subject area for a more focused search.)


Social Sciences

ABC-CLIO reference eBooks collection includes books pertaining to the social sciences and humanities. 

African American Studies Center (Oxford) contains articles and reference books covering all aspects of African American history.   

Cambridge Histories Online is a digital book collection of some of the most scholarly books pertaining to historical studies.  An extensive collection covering many different aspects of history including economic, literary, musical, religious and political. 

JSTOR (Journal Storage Archive)
Includes databases which contain articles from scholarly journals. Included are Arts & Sciences I, II, III and IV and the Biological Sciences collection. JSTOR serves as an archive for journals, consequently current years are not included. They cover a range of disciplines including: social sciences, ecology & evolutionary biology, education, business, language & literature, mathematics and philosophy.

OmniFile Full Text Select contains magazines and journals from a variety of publications. 

Oxford Reference Online
Oxford Reference Online contains 100 dictionaries and reference books and an encyclopedia. Areas covered include the humanities, social sciences, literature, politics, business, law, science and medicine. (An Oxford Press database .)

Science Direct College Edition Contains the full text of major social science encyclopedias with emphasis on the behavioral sciences.  Titles include the encyclopedias of:   Applied Psychology, the Human Brain, Information Systems, International Media and Communications, Language & Linguistics, Psychotherapy, Social Measurement and the International Encyclopedia of Social & Behavioral Sciences,  Also contains scholarly journals from the social sciences.

Social Studies Databases includes American History, World Geography, World History, and Social Issues research materials.    Provided by ABC-CLIO.


Technology

 

OmniFile Full Text Select contains magazines and journals from a variety of publications.  

Safari Tech Books Online contains over 1,000 full text books covering computer-related topics including certification, graphics, hardware, Internet, IT management, markup languages, networking, operating systems, programming, security, software engineering and other topics. Browse by subject category or search by author, title, publisher or ISBN.