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Databases by Resource Type

Biographical Information (US)

  • American National Biography (Oxford): biographies of men and women who have made notable contributions in shaping the nation
  • 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
  • Grove Music: a good music reference source with biographies and subject articles
  • 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

Book Reviews

  • 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
  • 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
  • Research Library (ProQuest): multidisciplinary reference database, includes scholarly journals, magazines, and trade publications

Country Information

  • CountryWatch: up-to-date information and news on all the countries

Dictionaries

Dissertations

  • ABI/INFORM Complete (ProQuest): access to dissertations and full-text journals, including international business periodicals
  • CBCA Complete (ProQuest): Canadian reference collection, includes access to scholarly journals, books, dissertations, newspapers, and magazines
  • CINAHL (EBSCO): nursing and health literature, including scholarly journals, books, dissertations, and conference proceedings
  • Entrepreneurship (ProQuest): scholarly resources (journals, dissertations, conference proceedings, etc…) and toolkit to practical guides on successful entrepreneurship
  • Nursing & Allied Health Source (ProQuest): nursing and allied health journals, videos, dissertations and more
  • Open Dissertations & Theses (ProQuest): access to full-text, open access dissertations and theses
  • PsycInfo (EBSCO): American Psychological Association resource for citations and abstracts of psychology scholarly journal articles, books, book chapters, and dissertations
  • Theological Research Exchange Network (TREN): theological theses and dissertation titles; ask a librarian for the password to access content
  • WorldCat (OCLC): search other library collections

ebooks

Encyclopedias

Image Databases

Magazines

  • EBSCO: many EBSCO databases provide access to full-text articles
  • JSTOR: multidisciplinary database with scholarly journals, ebooks, reviews, and pamphlets
  • 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

Newspapers

Primary Sources

  • Artemis Literary Sources (Gale): access to literary analysis, biographies, primary sources, and critiques
  • 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
  • LexisNexis Academic: news content, legal sources for both federal and state cases and statutes, and business information on U.S. companies and executives
  • Opposing Viewpoints (Gale): information on hot topics and issues; access to pro/con essays, primary resources, video and image files, websites, academic journals, and more
  • 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

** More information on primary sources can be found in the primary sources research guide.

Scholarly Journals

Scholarly journals are available through many databases. Select peer reviewed or scholarly when searching for articles. The following multidisciplinary databases are a good starting point for scholarly research:

  • Academic Search Ultimate (EBSCO): comprehensive, multidisciplinary database providing access to scholarly, full-text journals, magazines, newspapers, book reviews, and more
  • JSTOR: multidisciplinary database with scholarly journals, ebooks, reviews, and pamphlets
  • ProQuest Central: multidisciplinary, aggregated database; search multiple ProQuest databases simultaneously for ebooks and scholarly articles

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