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Databases by Title


Academic Search Elite

Academic institutions worldwide depend on this database as their core resource of scholarly information. Academic Search Elite contains full text for more than 2,100 journals, Nearly 150 journals have PDF images dating back to 1985.


Academic World Book

Part of the World Book family of products. Contains Advanced, Discover, Early World of Learning, eBooks, Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos, Kids, Student, and Timelines.


Bielefield Academic Search Engine

"BASE provides more than 90 million documents from more than 4,000 sources.

Full texts of about 60% of the indexed documents can be accessed for free (Open Access)."



The Education Resource Information Center, provides access to education literature and research. The database provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index. Content includes journal articles, research reports, curriculum and teaching guides, conference papers, dissertations and theses, and books dating back to 1966.


Ethnic NewsWatch

"Included are journals, magazines, and newspapers from ethnic and minority presses. The current collection, Ethnic NewsWatch™, covers 1990-present, and the historical collection, Ethnic NewsWatch: A History™, spans 1959-1989. Ethnicities include: African American/Caribbean/African; Arab/Middle Eastern; Asian/Pacific Islander; European/Eastern European; Hispanic; Jewish; Native People."


Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.


International Newsstream

Provides the most recent news content outside of the US and Canada, with archives that stretch back decades featuring newspapers, newswires, and news sites in active full-text format. ProQuest International Newsstream includes coverage from The Times (London), The Bangkok Post, El Norte, Financial Times, The Guardian, Jerusalem Post, South China Morning Post, The Daily Telegraph, Asian Wall Street Journal, and the BBC Monitoring series of publication.


MasterFILE Premier

Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with full-text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.


MAS Ultra - School Edition

Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for nearly 500 popular, high school magazines. MAS Ultra – School Edition also provides more than 360 full text reference books, 85,670 biographies, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and expanded full text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.


Newspaper Source

Provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 (U.S.) & international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for 389 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are also provided.


PQ Central

Searches over 30 ProQuest databases from one search portal.


Professional Development Collection

Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports. Professional Development Collection is the most comprehensive collection of full text education journals in the world.


Readers’ Guide Retrospective™: 1890-1982

Provides indexing of over three million articles from more than 550 leading magazines, including full coverage of the original print volumes of Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature™. This important resource offers a wide range of researchers access to information about history, culture and seminal developments across nearly a century.

SIRS Knowledge Source

A CODiE award winning resource that provides background and analysis on 350+ leading pro/con issues; also supports Common Core and other learning standards.


Contains full text for over 150,961 articles from 475 diverse sources including international and regional newspapers, EBSCO's unparalleled collection of periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information.

US Newsstream

"US Newsstream enables users to search the most recent premium U.S. news content, as well as archives which stretch back into the 1980s featuring newspapers, newswires, blogs, and news sites in active full-text format."

Behavioral Sciences

Criminal Justice Database
Supports "research on crime, its causes and impacts, legal and social implications, as well as litigation and crime trends." Coverage includes U.S. and international scholarly journals, trade publications, crime reports, other relevant material.


Psychology Database
"Database provides abstracts and indexing for more than 640 titles, with over 540 titles available in full text. Many titles are indexed in PsycINFO. Coverage ranges from behavioral, clinical, cognitive, developmental, experimental, industrial and social psychology, along with personality, psychobiology and psychometrics."


Social Science Database
"Database offers indexing and full text for hundreds of academic journals, providing extensive coverage across a wide range of social science disciplines including anthropology, criminology, economics, education, political science, psychology, social work and sociology."


Sociology Database
"Database covers the international literature of sociology and social work, including culture and social structure, history and theory of sociology, social psychology, substance abuse and addiction and more. This collection provides full-text coverage of many core titles included in Sociological Abstracts and Social Services Abstracts."


ABI/INFORM Collection
Provides international coverage of companies and business trends.


Accounting, Tax & Banking Collection
"Current news and professional and academic journal articles covering trends and history influencing important accounting, tax, banking, and financial issues of the day."


Asian & European Business Collection

Database provides access to academic journals, newspapers, newswires, magazines, etc., that cover "business and finance topics across Asia and Europe." 


Business Market Research Collection

Combines Hoover's Company Profiles (information about 40,000+ global companies), OxResearch (articles originating from Oxford and other institutions that cover economic/political developments), and Snapshots (market research overviews on 40+ industries and 40 countries). 


Business Source Elite

Provides full text coverage for 1,000 scholarly business, management marketing, accounting, finance and economics journals.


Canadian Business & Current Affairs Database

CBCA Database is a "comprehensive Canadian reference collection,"with 600 full text titles that include scholarly journals, trade publications, dissertations, books, newspapers, and magazines.


Entrepreneurship Database

Database content includes scholarly content, ex. journals, dissertations, working papers, and conference proceedings, and practical tools, ex. guides, templates, forms, sample business plans, that bridge entrepreneurship theory with practice.


Regional Business News

Provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.


Telecommunications Database

"Database is an essential resource for anyone researching the industry or its technology and includes over 140 titles, with more than 115 available in full text."


US Newsstream

"US Newsstream enables users to search the most recent premium U.S. news content, as well as archives which stretch back into the 1980s featuring newspapers, newswires, blogs, and news sites in active full-text format."


Explore the world through colorful images, reports, and more. Includes CultrureGrams Kids, Provinces, States, and World Editions.

Education Database
ProQuest® Education Journals gives users access to over 900 top educational publications, including more than 600 of the titles in full text, with coverage spanning primary, secondary, special, adult, and higher education, and home-schooling literature. Many titles are indexed in the ERIC database.

Early World of Learning
World Book product for children

eLibrary Curriculum Edition
"eLibrary is one of the most comprehensive collections of engaging supplemental digital content for public libraries and K12 schools. In addition to hundreds of full text and full run journals and newspapers, eLibrary offers millions of the best images, maps, websites and videos to support today’s classrooms."

eLibrary Elementary
"eLibrary is one of the most comprehensive collections of engaging supplemental digital content for public libraries and K12 schools. In addition to hundreds of full text and full run journals and newspapers, eLibrary offers millions of the best images, maps, websites and videos to support today’s classrooms."

Middle Search Plus
Provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Middle Search Plus also contains 84,774 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and a School Image Collection of photos, maps and flags

Primary Search
Provides full text for more than 70 popular, magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990.

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


Family Health Database
"Includes journals and magazines covering an enormous range of health subjects, including sports injuries, women's health, midwifery, eye care, etc."


Health and Medical Collection
"Database offers reliable, comprehensive journal coverage of clinical and biomedical topics, consumer health, health administration and more."

Literature & Language Arts

Learning: Literature
Students can find author biographies, contemporary criticism, reviews, and multimedia resources from medieval times to the present.


Linguistics Database
"Database includes full-text journals and other sources in linguistics, including many titles indexed in Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA). It covers all aspects of the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics."


Provides both guided and selfdirected instructions for 80 foreign languages, and ESL for 50 nonEnglish languages, along with a Course Designer which allows for the creation and deployment of custom courses by educators.

Math & Science

Database produced by the National Agricultural Library, providing access to all types of information covering agriculture and related fields.

AHFS Consumer Medication Information
This is a trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information, available in both English and Spanish. Published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, AHFS includes more than a thousand drug information monographs written in lay language for consumers and has been a Top Ten Award Winner in the Department of Health and Human Services National Consumer Education Materials Contest. This content is updated monthly.


Biology Database
Database provides access to popular information sources for a wide range of biology topics, with coverage dating back to 1998.


BioOne Complete
A global, not-for-profit collaboration bringing together scientific societies, publishers, and libraries to provide access to critical, peer-reviewed research in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences.


Computing Database
Provides comprehensive coverage of computer topics, with numerous full-text titles, including backfiles spanning the 1990s.

Consumer Health Complete
A comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support patients' information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. Consumer Health Complete provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. In addition, Consumer Health Complete includes the Clinical Reference System and the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which provides access to up-to-date, concise and clinically relevant drug monographs. The database is updated on a weekly basis.


Environmental Science Collection
"Contains environmental science related full-text articles, granular access to figures and tables within articles, environmental impact statements, and the entire range of bibliographic records from Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management (ESPM)."


Offers well-researched 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. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.


Health and Medical Collection
"Database offers reliable, comprehensive journal coverage of clinical and biomedical topics, consumer health, health administration and more."


Health Source: Consumer Edition
This database is the richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide, providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Health Source: Consumer Edition provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines.


Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition also features the AHFS Consumer Medication Information, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.


Medical Database
"Database is a comprehensive collection of journals covering clinical and biomedical literature."


Provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 5,400 current biomedical journals.


Nursing & Allied Health Database
"Database offers reliable, comprehensive coverage of the fields of nursing and allied health including journals, video, dissertations, reference books and more."


Public Health Database
"Database allows you to search the core literature in the field of public health."


Science Database
"Database is a definitive resource for students studying both the applied and general sciences, with more than 1030 titles and coverage dating back to 1986."



"The database is comprised of more than 500 scholarly journals and popular science magazines. These publications support research and instruction in science, technology, engineering, and math."


Arts & Humanities Database
Access to hundreds of scholarly titles covering all art topics, ex. architecture, music, theatre, etc.


ATLA Historical Monographs Collection: Series 1
ATLA Historical Monographs Collection: Series 2
American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Historical Monographs Collection: Series 1 & 2 provides religious and theological literature from the late 13th century to 1922. Series 1 includes monographs prior to the 1893 World Parliament of Religions. This resource is vital for scholars seeking to understand religious thought and practice, particularly in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Topics covered include church life, demographics, doctrinal disputes, higher criticism, Judeo-Christian religions, Non-Western religions, and social movements.

ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials
The American Theological Library Association's online collection of major religion and theology journals. Includes over 575,000 article citations from more than 1,679 journals. Full text is provided for more than 294,000 electronic articles and book reviews.

Religion Database
"Database provides a wide range of primarily full-text, international periodicals for diverse religious and spiritual studies, covering formal theological studies of major religions, as well as the most recent trends and scholarly thought."

Social Studies

African American Heritage
Access to essential historical records for African Americans.


Civil War Primary Source Documents
Civil War Primary Source Documents from The New-York Historical Society presents unique manuscript material chronicling all aspects of the American Civil War from warfare on land, at sea, in hospitals and prison camps, and reactions and impressions of the War from the home front. The collection, comprised of over 110,000 pages, focuses on the War as it was fought from 1861 to 1865 and represents both Northern and Southern perspectives. It also contains important contextual documents leading up to War and after its conclusion. Curated by experts at The New-York Historical Society, these historical documents represent decades of collection and preservation.


Explore the world through colorful images, reports, and more. Includes CultrureGrams Kids, Provinces, States, and World Editions.


Gateway to North America: People, Places, and Organizations of 19th-Century New York
Features over 1500 residential and business directories, organization records, urban guidebooks, and other sources rich in names and places that present a history of the people of New York City from the late eighteenth through the early twentieth century. New York was long the country’s focal point of industry, trade, commerce and immigration, and this collection features materials that track the city's inhabitants over time and place, where they lived, where they worked, and what they did. It also includes residential, trade, and occupational directories, membership lists for churches, professional groups, philanthropic and governmental institutions, ethnic organizations, and leisure clubs.

HeritageQuest Online
Discover your family history today!

History Study Center
Provides a vast collection of digitized primary and secondary sources for the study of history, suitable for a wide range of users, from high school students looking for quick and reliable facts on a historical topic, to researchers examining hard-to-find primary source texts.

Legal Collection
This database contains full text for more than 250 of the world's most respected, scholarly law journals. Legal Collection is an authoritative source for information on current issues, studies, thoughts and trends of the legal world.

Military Database
"Provides full-text titles from around the world, including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, government publications, and more. Also includes specialized, editorial-controlled A&I resources for discovery of relevant scholarly research and technical literature for researchers."

Political Science Database
"Database gives users access to hundreds of leading political science and international relations journals, providing full-text of many core titles indexed in Worldwide Political Science Abstracts. Also includes over a thousand recent full-text doctoral dissertations on political science topics, working papers, conference proceedings, country profiles, political news and other sources."

Revolutionary War Era Orderly Books from the New-York Historical Society
Represents a collection of over 30,000 pages of historically unique material from more than 200 orderly books spanning from 1748 to 1817. The collection includes both British and American orderly books, a form of manuscript journals kept by military units containing their orders from higher-ranking officers in addition to other information essential to military operations, dating from the French and Indian War through the War of 1812, with the bulk representing the activities of American forces during the Revolutionary War.

"Provides pre-generated timelines across eight broad topics, which cover various time periods in history or span the life of historical public figures." Also allows personalization and customization so that users can "create their own timelines from scratch, adding events, descriptions, and media."