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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. Guests must come to the library to use the databases.

Scroll down (past the subject and resource type list) for a comprehensive list of all databases at Vanguard University Library.

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
  • 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
  • Alt HealthWatch (EBSCO): full-text articles covering holistic medicine and therapies
  • Annual Reviews : literature covering psychology, ecology, anthropology, law, social science, political science, public health, and sociology
  • Artemis Literary Sources (Gale): access to literary analysis, biographies, primary sources, and critiques
  • Artstor : image database
  • ATLA Religion (EBSCO): scholarly, full-text religion and theology journals


  • 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 Database (ProQuest): access to scholarly, full-text biology articles
  • Business (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 Market Research Collection (ProQuest): contains company, industry, economic and geopolitical market research from three sources, including Hoover's Company Profiles, OxResearch from Oxford Analystica, and Snapshots.
  • Business Source Elite (EBSCO): access to full-text scholarly business, management, and economics articles



  • Ebook Central: access to over 100,000 ebooks covering a wide range of academic disciplines
  • EBSCO ebooks: assortment of fiction and non-fiction books
  • Education Database (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


  • 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
  • Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (EBSCO): encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas


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


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


  • 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




  • Old Testament Abstracts (EBSCO): abstracts for Old Testament related journal articles, monographs, and more; access to some full-text articles
  • Open Dissertations & Theses (ProQuest): access to full-text, open access dissertations and theses
  • 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
  • Oxford English Dictionary: standard dictionary
  • OxResearch (ProQuest): access analytical articles covering politics and world and regional economics


  • Primary Search – Elementary(EBSCO): full text access to elementary school magazines
  • 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 Database (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 Database (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


  • ScienceDirect – Physical Sciences (Elsevier): peer-reviewed, full-text database that includes medical, scientific, and technical content
  • Science Database (ProQuest): access to over 760 full-text science journals
  • Science & Technology (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
  • Social Sciences(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.


  • Telecommunications (ProQuest): over 115 full-text journals covering the telecommunication industry and its technology
  • Theological Research Exchange Network (TREN): theological theses and dissertation titles; ask a librarian for the password to access content
  • Treesearch: USDA Forest Service Research & Development published research articles


  • USGS Publications Warehouse: U.S. Geological Survey published research articles
  • US Newsstream (ProQuest): search the most recent premium U.S. news content, as well as archives which stretch back into the 1980s featuring top newspapers, newswires, blogs, and news sites in active full-text format


  • 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 Factbook: country information, includes maps and flags
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