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Anthropology

  • AnthroSource (Wiley): full-text anthropological journals, newsletters, bulletins, and monographss
  • JSTOR: database has full text, entire runs of several anthropology and archaeology journals (under Narrow by Discipline, select Anthropology and Archaeology)
  • Social Science Journals: definitive resource for those who need access to a variety of social science and anthropology articles
  • Oxford Bibliographies – Anthropology: featuring topical anthropological content, in a high-level encyclopedia alternative to Wikipedia with annotated bibliography and recommended reading directly searchable in Google Books, WorldCat, and the VU catalog

Biology

  • Biology Journals (ProQuest): access to scholarly, full-text biology articles
  • BioOne: access to 180 plus biological and ecological titles
  • JSTOR: database has full text, entire runs of several biology journals (under Narrow by Discipline select Biological Sciences)
  • MEDLINE Complete (EBSCO): access to over 2,400 medical journals
  • PubMed: database of life science and biomedical references and abstracts
  • 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

Business

  • ABI/INFORM Complete (ProQuest): access to dissertations and full-text journals, including international business periodicals
  • Accounting & Tax (ProQuest): access to global and scholarly journals covering tax and accounting issues
  • 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.
  • Banking Information Source (ProQuest): database covering the financial services industry and banking trends
  • 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 Business & Current Affairs (CBCA) Complete (ProQuest): Canadian reference collection, includes access to scholarly journals, books, dissertations, newspapers, and magazines
  • Career & Technical Education (ProQuest): vocational information
  • JSTOR: database has full text, entire runs of several business journals (under Narrow by Discipline, select Business and Business and Economics)
  • LexisNexis Academic: news content, legal sources for both federal and state cases and statutes, and business information on U.S. companies and executives
  • OxResearch (ProQuest): access analytical articles covering politics and world and regional economics
  • Regional Business News (EBSCO): full-text business publications, including newspapers, radio and TV news transcripts, magazines, etc…, covering the United States and Canada
  • Statista: statistics portal providing information on a wide array of subjects

Chemistry

  • ACS Archives (American Chemical Society): articles from various scientific journals
  • 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

Communication

  • Communication & Mass Media Complete (EBSCO): access to scholarly, full-text communication and mass media journals; coverage dates back to 1915
  • 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
  • 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
  • OmniFile Full Text (EBSCO): multidisciplinary database with access to over 3,100 publications
  • 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
  • OxResearch (ProQuest): access analytical articles covering politics and world and regional economics
  • Telecommunications (ProQuest): over 115 full-text journals covering the telecommunication industry and its technology

Controversial Issues

  • CQ Researcher (CQ Press): reports on hot topics and issues, includes topic overview, pro/con essays, and a list of additional resources.
  • 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

Education

  • CQ Researcher (CQ Press): reports on hot topics and issues, includes topic overview, pro/con essays, and a list of additional resources
  • ERIC (EBSCO): index to education articles; some full text access
  • JSTOR: database has full text, entire runs of several education journals (under Narrow by Discipline, select Education)
  • MAS Ultra – School Edition (EBSCO): full text access to high school magazines covering a wide array of subjects
  • 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
  • Primary Search – Elementary School (EBSCO): full text access to elementary school magazines

History

  • CQ Researcher (CQ Press): reports on hot topics and issues, includes topic overview, pro/con essays, and a list of additional resources
  • JSTOR: database has full text, entire runs of several anthropology and archaeology journals (under Narrow by Discipline, select General History and History)
  • LexisNexis Academic: news content, legal sources for both federal and state cases and statutes, and business information on U.S. companies and executives
  • Military Collection (ProQuest): access to full-text articles covering government and military branches; articles date back to the early 1990’s
  • Military & Government Collection (EBSCO): current news for all branches of the military and government
  • 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
  • Project MUSE Humanities: humanities database with full-text versions of scholarly journals
  • 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

Kinesiology

  • Alt HealthWatch (EBSCO): full-text articles covering holistic medicine and therapies
  • Biology Journals (ProQuest): access to scholarly, full-text biology articles
  • Family Health (ProQuest): journals and magazines focusing on health subjects
  • 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
  • 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
  • PsycInfo (EBSCO): American Psychological Association resource for citations and abstracts of psychology scholarly journal articles, books, book chapters, and dissertations

Literature

  • Alexander Street Literature (ASP): database includes literature of place, race, and gender
  • Artemis Literary Sources (Gale): access to literary analysis, biographies, primary sources, and critiques
  • JSTOR: multidisciplinary database with scholarly journals, ebooks, reviews, and pamphlets
  • 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
  • Oxford Reference Online: search Oxford’s Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, and Companions
  • Project MUSE Humanities: humanities database with full-text versions of scholarly journals
  • Romanticism Redefined (ASP): literature, letters, diaries, speeches, literary criticisms, historical writings, and more from the period between 1800-1830

Math

  • JSTOR: database has full text, entire runs of several math journals (under Narrow by Discipline, select Mathematics and Science and Mathematics)

Military

Multidisciplinary (General)

Not sure where to start your research? These general databases are good starting points.

  • 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
  • LexisNexis Academic: news content, legal sources for both federal and state cases and statutes, and business information on U.S. companies and executives
  • ProQuest Central: multidisciplinary, aggregated database; search multiple ProQuest databases simultaneously for ebooks and scholarly articles
  • Research Library (ProQuest): multidisciplinary reference database, includes scholarly journals, magazines, and trade publications

Music

  • IPA Source: phonetic transcriptions and translations of opera arias and art song texts
  • JSTOR: database has full text, entire runs of several music journals (under Narrow by Discipline, select Music)
  • 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
  • RILM Abstracts of Music Literature (EBSCO): music bibliography with abstracts, citations, and subject indexing

Nursing

  • AHFS Consumer Medication Information (EBSCO): trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information
  • Alt HealthWatch (EBSCO): full-text articles covering holistic medicine and therapies
  • CINAHL (EBSCO): nursing and health literature, including scholarly journals, books, dissertations, and conference proceedings
  • Family Health (ProQuest): journals and magazines focusing on health subjects
  • 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
  • MEDLINE Complete (EBSCO): access to over 2,400 medical journals
  • Nursing & Allied Health Source (ProQuest): nursing and allied health journals, videos, dissertations and more
  • PubMed: database of life science and biomedical references and abstracts

Political Science

  • ABI/INFORM Complete (ProQuest): access to dissertations and full-text journals, including international business periodicals
  • Communication & Mass Media Complete (EBSCO): access to scholarly, full-text communication and mass media journals; coverage dates back to 1915
  • Criminal Justice (ProQuest): database focused on crime research, includes scholarly articles, trade publications, crime reports, and crime blogs
  • JSTOR: database has full text, entire runs of several political science journals (under Narrow by Discipline, select Political Science)
  • LexisNexis Academic: news content, legal sources for both federal and state cases and statutes, and business information on U.S. companies and executives
  • 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
  • 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

Psychology

  • AHFS Consumer Medication Information (EBSCO): trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information
  • Alt HealthWatch (EBSCO): full-text articles covering holistic medicine and therapies
  • JSTOR: database has full text, entire runs of several psychology journals (under Narrow by Discipline, select Psychology)
  • MEDLINE Complete (EBSCO): access to over 2,400 medical journals
  • PsycArticles (EBSCO): full-text psychology database
  • PsycInfo (EBSCO): American Psychological Association resource for citations and abstracts of psychology scholarly journal articles, books, book chapters, and dissertations
  • 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
  • PsycTESTS (EBSCO): access test instruments to a variety of fields

Religion

  • ATLA Religion (EBSCO): scholarly, full-text religion and theology journals
  • Encyclopaedia Judaica (Gale): information on the state of Israel and the Jewish faith and people
  • JSTOR: database has full text, entire runs of several religion journals (under Narrow by Discipline, select Religion)
  • New Testament Abstracts (EBSCO): New Testament related article abstracts and current book summaries; article coverage dating back to 1985; links to full-text articles
  • Old Testament Abstracts (EBSCO): abstracts for Old Testament related journal articles, monographs, and more; access to some full-text articles
  • Oxford Biblical Studies Online: scholarly text and reference works for the study of the Bible
  • Oxford Bibliographies Online: research guides covering a wide range of subjects
  • Religion (ProQuest): scholarly, full-text, international religious and spiritual studies publications
  • Religious & Theological Abstracts (RTA): article summaries for religious and theological scholarly journals
  • Theological Research Exchange Network (TREN): theological theses and dissertation titles; ask a librarian for the password to access content

Science (General)

  • Annual Reviews : scientific literature
  • JSTOR: database has full text, entire runs of several science journals (under Narrow by Discipline, select General Science)
  • 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

Sociology

  • AnthroSource (Wiley): full-text anthropological journals, newsletters, bulletins, and monographs
  • CINAHL (EBSCO): nursing and health literature, including scholarly journals, books, dissertations, and conference proceedings
  • Contemporary Women’s Issues (Gale): multidisciplinary database focusing on women’s issues in 190 plus countries; access to periodicals and “gray” literature
  • 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
  • Military & Government Collection (EBSCO): current news for all branches of the military and government
  • 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
  • Psychology & Behavioral Sciences (EBSCO): access to over 500 full-text psychology journals
  • 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
  • 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

Spanish

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

Theatre

  • JSTOR: multidisciplinary database with scholarly journals, ebooks, reviews, and pamphlets
  • 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
  • Project MUSE Humanities: humanities database with full-text versions of scholarly journals

Women’s Studies

  • Contemporary Women’s Issues (Gale): multidisciplinary database focusing on women’s issues in 190 plus countries; access to periodicals and “gray” literature
  • JSTOR: multidisciplinary database with scholarly journals, ebooks, reviews, and pamphlets
  • 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