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We subscribe to a growing number of online databases. These are accessible off campus for currently enrolled students and Vanguard faculty and staff. Ask a librarian for more information. Guests must come to the library to use the databases.

A comprehensive list of all databases at Vanguard University Library can be found below. Databases are also organized by subject and resource type.

When accessing databases from off campus, you will be prompted for your Vanguard University username and password. Click here for additional information on off-campus access.

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Alphabetical List of All Databases


  • ABI/INFORM Complete (ProQuest): access to dissertations and full-text journals, including international business periodicals
  • Academic Search Ultimate (EBSCO): comprehensive, multidisciplinary database providing access to scholarly, full-text journals, magazines, newspapers, book reviews, and more
  • Academic Video Online: Premium (ASP): comprehensive video subscription delivering titles spanning a wide range of subject areas

  • Accounting & Tax (ProQuest): access to global and scholarly journals covering tax and accounting issues
  • ACS Archives (American Chemical Society): articles from various scientific journals
  • Advertising Periodicals, 1815-1888 (EBSCO): The titles in the Advertising Periodicals, 1815-1888 collection illustrate consumer marketing in the 19th century, showing the various goods and services available and how retailers marketed them.
  • AHFS Consumer Medication Information (EBSCO): trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information
  • Alexander Street Literature (ASP): database includes literature of place, race, and gender
  • Alt HealthWatch (EBSCO): full-text articles covering holistic medicine and therapies
  • American National Biography (Oxford): biographies of men and women who have made notable contributions in shaping the nation
  • Annual Reviews : literature covering psychology, ecology, anthropology, law, social science, political science, public health, and sociology
  • AnthroSource (Wiley): full-text anthropological journals, newsletters, bulletins, and monographs
  • Artemis Literary Sources (Gale): access to literary analysis, biographies, primary sources, and critiques
  • ATLA Religion (EBSCO): scholarly, full-text religion and theology journals


  • Banking Information Source (ProQuest): database covering the financial services industry and banking trends
  • Biography in Context (Gale): reference information covering historical figures and “present-day newsmakers”; provides access to magazine and journal articles, videos, primary sources, and audio and image files
  • Biology Journals (ProQuest): access to scholarly, full-text biology articles
  • BioOne: access to 180 plus biological and ecological titles
  • Britannica Encyclopaedia: standard encyclopedia
  • Business Databases (ProQuest): search 13 business databases simultaneously – ABI/INFORM Complete, Accounting & Tax, Banking Information Source, CBCA Complete Business, ebrary ebooks, Hoover’s Company Profiles, OxResearch, ProQuest Asian Business & Reference, ProQuest Career and Technical Education: Business, ProQuest Entrepreneurship, ProQuest European Business, ProQuest Research Library: Business, and Snapshots
  • Business Source Elite (EBSCO): access to full-text scholarly business, management, and economics articles


  • Canadian Newsstand Complete (ProQuest): full text access to over 190 Canadian newspapers
  • Career & Technical Education (ProQuest): vocational information
  • Choice Reviews Online: useful site for identifying academic books to order – review significant current books and electronic resources of interest to those in higher education
  • CINAHL (EBSCO): nursing and health literature, including scholarly journals, books, dissertations, and conference proceedings
  • Communication & Mass Media Complete (EBSCO): access to scholarly, full-text communication and mass media journals; coverage dates back to 1915
  • Computing (ProQuest): full-text computer articles, includes journals dating back to the 1990’s
  • Contemporary Women’s Issues (Gale): multidisciplinary database focusing on women’s issues in 190 plus countries; access to periodicals and “gray” literature
  • CountryWatch: up-to-date information and news on all the countries
  • CQ Researcher (CQ Press): reports on hot topics and issues, includes topic overview, pro/con essays, and a list of additional resources
  • Criminal Justice (ProQuest): database focused on crime research, includes scholarly articles, trade publications, crime reports, and crime blogs


  • ebrary ebooks: access to over 100,000 ebooks covering a wide range of academic disciplines
  • EBSCO ebooks: assortment of fiction and non-fiction books
  • Education Journals (ProQuest): access to over 900 educational publications
  • Encyclopaedia Judaica (Gale): information on the state of Israel and the Jewish faith and people
  • ERIC (EBSCO): index to education articles; some full text access


  • Family Health (ProQuest): journals and magazines focusing on health subjects
  • Film & Television Literature Index with Full-Text (EBSCO): access to full-text articles on television and film, includes Variety movie reviews from 1914 to present and images from the Image Archive
  • FirstSearch (OCLC): provides access to twelve databases (ArticleFirst, ClasePeriodica, Ebooks, ECO, ERIC, GPO, MEDLINE, OAIster, PapersFirst, Proceedings, WorldCat, and WorldCatDissertations); some full text access


  • GoogleScholar: index of scholarly research; searching GoogleScholar on campus – access full text by selecting the Full text via VU Library link; searching GoogleScholar off campus – go to settings – Library links and search and then select Vanguard University, now you can access the full text by selecting the Full text via VU Library link
  • GreenFILE (EBSCO): access to scholarly, government, and general-interest titles covering environmental topics
  • Grove Music: a good music reference source with biographies and subject articles


  • Health & Medicine Databases (ProQuest): search nine health databases simultaneously – CBCA Complete: Health & Medicine, ebrary ebooks, Pharmaceutical News Index, ProQuest Career and Technical Education: Health & Medicine, ProQuest Family Health, ProQuest Health & Medical Complete, ProQuest Health Management, ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source, and ProQuest Research Library: Health & Medicine
  • Health Source – Nursing (EBSCO): access to over 500 scholarly full-text journals focusing on medicine, specifically nursing and allied health
  • Health Source – Consumer (EBSCO): search for consumer health information with access to 80 full-text magazines, health-related pamphlets, and health reference books
  • Historical Statistics of the US: quantitative historical facts
  • Hoover’s Company Profiles (ProQuest): information on public and non-public companies, including key executives


  • IPA Source: phonetic transcriptions and translations of opera arias and art song texts


  • JSTOR: multidisciplinary database with scholarly journals, ebooks, reviews, and pamphlets



  • LexisNexis Academic: news content, legal sources for both federal and state cases and statutes, and business information on U.S. companies and executives
  • Literature Resource Center (Gale): full-text scholarly journals and magazines, critical essays, full-text works, biographies, and topic overviews focusing on authors and literary works and movements
  • LitFinder: repository of literary works, includes poems, short stories and novels, essays, speeches, plays, biographies, and photographs


  • MAS Ultra – School Edition (EBSCO): full text access to high school magazines covering a wide array of subjects
  • MEDLINE Complete (EBSCO): access to over 2,400 medical journals
  • Military & Government Collection (EBSCO): current news for all branches of the military and government
  • Military Collection (ProQuest): access to full-text articles covering government and military branches; articles date back to the early 1990’s
  • Music Online: Listening (ASP): this ever-expanding collection includes the complete content of Alexander Street’s collections in classical music, jazz, American song, and world music


  • Newspaper Source (EBSCO): full text access to more than 40 national and international newspapers
  • Newsstand (ProQuest): indexed newspapers to quickly find the information you need
  • New Testament Abstracts (EBSCO): New Testament related article abstracts and current book summaries; article coverage dating back to 1985; links to full-text articles
  • Nursing & Allied Health Source (ProQuest): nursing and allied health journals, videos, dissertations, and more



  • Primary Search – Elementary School (EBSCO): full text access to elementary school magazines
  • Project MUSE Humanities: humanities database with full-text versions of scholarly journals
  • ProQuest Central: multidisciplinary, aggregated database; search multiple ProQuest databases simultaneously for ebooks and scholarly articles
  • PsycArticles (EBSCO): full-text psychology database
  • Psychology & Behavioral Sciences (EBSCO): access to over 500 full-text psychology journals
  • Psychology Journals (ProQuest): over 540 full-text psychology journals, and abstracts and indexing to over 640 titles
  • PsycInfo (EBSCO): American Psychological Association resource for citations and abstracts of psychology scholarly journal articles, books, book chapters, and dissertations
  • PsycTESTS (EBSCO): access test instruments to a variety of fields
  • PubMed: database of life science and biomedical references and abstracts


  • Regional Business News (EBSCO): full-text business publications, including newspapers, radio and TV news transcripts, magazines, etc…, covering the United States and Canada
  • Religion (ProQuest): scholarly, full-text, international religious and spiritual studies publications
  • Religious & Theological Abstracts (RTA): article summaries for religious and theological scholarly journals
  • Research Library (ProQuest): multidisciplinary reference database, includes scholarly journals, magazines, and trade publications
  • RILM Abstracts of Music Literature (EBSCO): music bibliography with abstracts, citations, and subject indexing
  • Romanticism Redefined (ASP): literature, letters, diaries, speeches, literary criticisms, historical writings, and more from the period between 1800-1830


  • ScienceDirect – Physical Sciences (Elsevier): peer-reviewed, full-text database that includes medical, scientific, and technical content
  • Science Journals (ProQuest): access to over 760 full-text science journals
  • Science & Technology Databases (ProQuest): search nine science databases simultaneously – CBCA Complete, ebrary, ProQuest Biology Journals, ProQuest Career and Technical Education: Science & Technology, ProQuest Computing, ProQuest Military Collection, ProQuest Research Library: Science & Technology, ProQuest Science Journals, and ProQuest Telecommunications
  • Snapshots (ProQuest): provides international market size, forecasts, share, and segments
  • Social Sciences Databases (ProQuest): search 12 social science databases simultaneously – CBCA, ebrary, OxResearch, ProQuest Career and Technical Education: Social Sciences, ProQuest Criminal Justice, ProQuest Education Journals, ProQuest Political Science, ProQuest Psychology Journals, ProQuest Religion, ProQuest Research Library: Social Sciences, ProQuest Social Science Journals, and ProQuest Sociology
  • Statista: statistics portal providing information on a wide array of subjects
  • Statistical Abstracts of the United States: statistics covering economic, social, and political conditions in the U.S.



  • Women and Social Movements (ASP): database focusing on women’s activism in the U.S. between 1600-2000; includes full-text documents (many written by primary authors) and website, book, and film reviews
  • WorldCat (OCLC): search other library collections
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