Databases at VU

We subscribe to a growing number of online databases. These are accessible off campus for currently enrolled students and VU 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.

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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): more than 48,000 videos spanning essential subject areas
  • AccessScience: reference resource covering all scientific disciplines; provides access to additional resources including, primary resources, videos, and curriculum maps
  • 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.
  • 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
  • CBCA Complete (ProQuest): Canadian reference collection, includes access to scholarly journals, books, dissertations, newspapers, and magazines
  • 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
  • Entrepreneurship (ProQuest): scholarly resources (journals, dissertations, conference proceedings, etc…) and toolkit to practical guides on successful entrepreneurship
  • 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
  • World Cultures (eHRAF): cross-cultural database for comparative anthropology and cultures studies