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 ABC-CLIO Reference Ebooks
Collection of EBooks on topics such as business, current events, economics, military history, religion, world history, politics, etc .

Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)
Multidisciplinary database that indexes over 8400 journals and provides full text to over 4600 journals dating back to 1865.   Provides access to peer-reviewed journals.

Primary source for agricultural information that serves as the catalog and index to the collections of the National Agricultural Library.

America: History and Life (EBSCO)
Index of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada.  Includes primary documents such as letters, dairies & speeches etc.  Covers historical period from b.c.e.

American Memory
A digital record of American history and creativity in the form of written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music.

ArticleFirst (FirstSearch)
Multidisciplinary database that indexes over 16,000 titles covering science, social science, medicine, humanities, business, popular culture and technology, dating back to 1929.

ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials (EBSCO)
ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials combines the premier index to more than 1,679 journals, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion with ATLA's online collection of major religion and theology journals.

Free resource for information on literature, reference, and verse.

Bible Gateway
The Bible Gateway is a tool for reading and researching scripture online in different languages.

Bibliography of the History of Arts
Searchable database of books, drawings, manuscripts, paintings, maps, periodicals, scrapbooks, etc., published between 1975 to 2007.

Bioethics Research Library
An interdisciplinary and multi-format collection on ethical issues related to health care, biomedical research, biotechnology, and the environment.

Biological Abstracts 
Global journal coverage to over 4,200 titles, on every area of the life sciences, from 2003 to present.  Some full text is available. 

BioMed Central
Freely accessible with some peer-reviewed literature on biology and medicine, with some full text from 1997.

BIR Entertainment (EBSCO)
Provides information on about 450,000 music titles and 200,000 DVD/video titles and allows finding music or videos by an artist, performer, or a specific genre.

Book Index with Reviews (EBSCO)
Information on over 5 million book titles in a wide range of formats. Also contains full text, searchable book reviews from Library Journal, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, etc.

Business Source Premier (EBSCO)
Full text with some peer-reviewed titles from 1886 to present, covering all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, finance, economics, company profile and SWOT analysis, etc...


Child Care Research
Full text of thousands of resources relevant to the field of child care and early education.

CINAHL PLUS with Full Text  (EBSCO)
Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature is a source of full text for nursing and allied health journals, with special focus on case studies and evidence-based practice.  Coverage goes back to 1941.

 Cochrane Library
Collection of databases containing high-quality, evidence based information for healthcare professionals, dating back to 1800.

Communication and Mass Media Complete (EBSCO)
Indexes about  700 journals and includes fulltext for over 380 journals.  Coverage goes back to 1925.

Computer Source (EBSCO)
This source provides access to latest information and current trends in technology, offering full text for nearly 300 and abstracts for nearly 450 scholarly and popular publications from 1965.

CQ Researcher Congressional Quarterly Researcher includes 12,000- word reports covering health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and economy dating back to 1991.

Credo Reference (formerly Xreferplus)
Full text access to over 100 reference books such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, biographies, etc. Coverage goes back to 18th century.  Includes quotations, images, sound files, animations, videos, and much more.


Directory of Open Access Journals Free fulltext, scientific and scholarly journals covering all subjects and languages.   There are over  4905 journals included in this database.  


eBook Collection (EBSCO)
Collection of 12,201 eBooks that can be read using your computer.  You can download the books to your computer as well as portable devices such as iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Nook , and Sony Reader, etc.  For tutorial on how to download visit Downloading Tutorial

Ebooks (FirstSearch)
OCLC catalog of online electronic books available through libraries worldwide.

Encyclopedia of Television

The Encyclopedia of Television includes more than 1,000 original essays examining specific programs, people, historic moments and trends etc. It includes histories of major television networks as well as broadcasting systems around the world.


Education Resources Information Center includes journal articles as well as ERIC documents dating back to 1910.

European Bibliography of Slavic and East Studies
A bibliographic database combining two older databases of Western European scholarship published between 1991-2000 and 2001-2007 in eight countries (Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands and Switzerland), focusing on Eastern Europe, the former Soviet union and the Balkans.


Collection of journal articles, book reviews, and essays in books about women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages.

Films On Demand
Collection of high-quality video and multimedia for academic, vocational and life-skills content.

Free Medical Journals
Full text access to 2226 medical journals.

Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia (EBSCO)
This database provides access to over 25,000 entries covering a variety of subject areas.


Gale Virtual Reference (Gale)
Provides access to multi-volume encyclopedias, biographical collections, business plan handbooks, company history compilations, consumer health references and specialized reference sources in ebook format.  

Offers information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.


Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (EBSCO)
Collection of scholarly full text journals from various medical disciplines including medical dictionary. It also features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide covering 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names. Coverage starts from 1958 onwards.

Multidisciplinary source covering, biological sciences, humanities, medical sciences, physical sciences and social sciences.

Heilbrunn Timeline of Art and History
A chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of the history of art from around the world, as illustrated by the Museum's collection.

Historical Abstracts (EBSCO)
Covers world history, military history, women's history, history of education and more from 15th century.

Historical Newspapers (ProQuest)
Full page access to the following newspapers: The Hartford Courant (1764–1984), The New York Times (1851–2006), The Wall Street Journal (1889–1992), The Washington Post (1877–1993).

History Cooperative
Provides access to current and historical scholarly content.


In the First Person
Index of close to 4,000 collections of personal narratives in English from around the world.


Full text archive of leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences,  sciences including mathematics and statistics as well as select monographs and high-quality images. 


Lab Tests Online
This site serves as a quick reference tool or as a resource for keeping up with advances in laboratory science.

LexisNexis Academic 
Full text access to over 9,000 news, business, and legal sources, national and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news, and non-English language sources. It provides access to detailed company information,  financial performance measures and comparisons for specific criteria and also includes Shepard's Citations® service for all federal and states court cases back to 1789.

Library, Information Science and Technology Abstract, indexes journals, books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more from mid–1960s to present.

Literature Resource Center (Gale)
Full text scholarly articles on literary topics, authors, and their works, covering all genres, disciplines, all time periods, and all regions of the world. Access limited to 3 users at a time.


Variety of resources to learn practical conversation skills for languages spoken all around the world.

MathSciNet is an electronic database of reviews, abstracts, bibliographic information and full text in mathematical sciences.  Coverage goes back to the early 1800s. 

Peer reviewed information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences and much more. Back files from 1878 are included.

Mental Measurements Yearbook (EBSCO)

Middle Search Plus (EBSCO)
Full text articles from more than 140 popular middle school magazines, along with reading level indicator (Lexiles). Also includes biographies, primary source documents, photos, maps and flags

MLA Directory of Periodicals (EBSCO)
Detailed information on over 5,500 journals, including editorial contact information, as well as frequency, circulation, subscription prices and submission guidelines.

MLA International Bibliography (EBSCO)
Bibliography of journal articles, books and dissertations dated back to the 1920s. The coverage is international and includes almost 60 titles from J-STOR’s language and literature collection, as well as links to limited full text.


Newspaper Source (EBSCO)
Provides cover-to-cover full text for 45 national (U.S.) and international newspapers, selective full text for 389 regional (U.S.) newspapers and full text television and radio news transcripts.


OmniFile Select (EBSCO)
Full text articles in applied science, general science, humanities, education, business and information science etc., from 1994 to present.

Open J-Gate
Collection of free and scholarly journals from arts, humanities, engineering, technology, biomedical and general sciences and management.

Opposing Viewpoints
Online resource covering today’s hottest social issues, from Offshore Drilling to Climate Change, Health Care to Immigration. Opposing Viewpoints in Context helps students research, analyze and organize a broad variety of data for conducting research, completing writing assignments, preparing for debates, creating presentations and more.

OT Search
American Occupational Therapy Association provides access to OT search, which is a subscription service to a bibliographic database covering the literature of occupational therapy and its related subject areas. Call the reference desk at 674-6352 for specific username and a password.

OT Seeker 
Provides access to trials and links to evidence - based practice relevant to Occupational Therapy from wide range of sources.

Oxford English Dictionary 
Guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past.

Oxford Reference Online 
Fully-indexed, extensively linked, up-to-date, and cross-searchable dictionary, language reference and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press.                                                                                                                      


Free database of over 19,000 randomized trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy. Some full text available.

Philosopher's Index  (EBSCO)
Current and comprehensive bibliographic database covering scholarly research in all major fields of philosophy. It contains research published since 1940 from 43 countries, with content representing a variety of languages.

The Philosophy Documentation Center is a scholarly, full text resource in philosophy, applied ethics, religious studies and classics.  Access limited to 5 users at a time.

Primary Search (EBSCO)
Primary Search provides full text for popular magazines for elementary school research from 1985. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).

A source for private company financials and revenues to private M&A deals and deal multiples, private firm valuations, venture capital funding, private equity deals, private and family ownership breakdowns, bankruptcies, restructurings, and company research.

Project Muse
Full text, online access to a scholarly journals in social sciences, literature , history, philosophy, psychology, It also includes Caribbean Studies, International Relations, and women's study etc.

Source of full text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology.  Coverage goes back to 1894. 

Abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books and dissertations in behavioral science and mental health dating back to 1600s. Includes international material selected from periodicals in nearly 30 languages.

More than 20 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books with some full-text from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

PubMed Central
Free digital archives of biomedical and life sciences journal literature.


An application for managing references, retrieving bibliographic information, and designing texts in terms of their literature references. Password needed for remote access. Call the reference desk at 574-6352 for the password.

Regional Business News (EBSCO)
Full text  for more than 80 regional US and Canadian business publications, covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. 

Resources for College Libraries (RCL)
Collection of recommended titles for curriculum-development, student research, reference, and bibliographic instruction.                                                                               


SBRnet/Sport Business Research Network
Sports Business Resource Network, covering marketing, sponsorship and endorsements, facilities, licensing, participation, equipment sales, media and new media.physical sciences, engineering, life sciences, health sciences, social sciences and humanities, from as far back as 1823.

Science Direct
Full text database provides access to journal articles and book chapters covering physical sciences, engineering, life sciences, health sciences, social sciences and humanities, from as far back as 1823.

SciFinder (Register to get specific username and a password)
SciFinder is a research tool that allows exploring the Chemical Abstract Society databases covering scholarly literature from many scientific disciplines including chemistry, biology, medicine, engineering, physics, geology & agriculture dating back to 1800. Some full text available.
Need specific username and a password to use this database. Please click on 'Register' to request specific username and a password.

Searchasaurus-Elementary School (EBSCO)
Multidisciplinary database geared towards elementary students.

Smithsonian American Art and Museum
Provides access to databases with more than 500,000 records, including the Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture that document more than 400,000 artworks in public and private collections worldwide.

SocIndex (EBSCO)
SocIndex offers comprehensive coverage of sociology, encompassing abortion, criminology and criminal justice, demography, ethnic and racial studies, religion, sociological research, sociological theory, addictions, violence and many others. Coverage goes back to the early 1900s.

Provides access to 1,817 journal titles from business, health sciences, science and social work. 

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
A free scholarly dynamic reference work in Philosophy.


Teacher Reference Center (EBSCO)
Provides indexing and abstracts for 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators.


Ulrich's Web
Source of bibliographic and publisher information on academic and scholarly journals, open access publications, peer-reviewed titles, popular magazines, newspapers, newsletters and more from around the world.