Database Names and Descriptions
Academic Search Premier
A great first stop when looking for scholarly journal articles, Academic Search Premier contains full text content across all academic disciplines from over 4,600 periodicals. Also contains some popular magazines. Most content is from the last twenty years.
ACM Guide to Computing Literature
Containing over 1.5 million records for articles, books and conference proceedings, the ACM Guide to Computing Literature is the most comprehensive bibliographic database focused exclusively on the field of computing.
AGRICOLA is an index of books and articles related to the field of agriculture, dating from the 15th century to the present. It is produced and made freely available on the web by the National Agricultural Library.
Alt Health Watch
This alternative health database provides full-text for more than 140 publications in the collection, including full-text for many peer-reviewed journals. Alt HealthWatch provides in-depth coverage across the full spectrum of subject areas covered by complementary and alternative medicine dating back to 1990.
This website contains over 5,000 speeches, debates, sermons and lectures from throughout history in full text, audio, and/or video. Includes a special section on Christian rhetoric.
ArchiveGrid provides access to detailed archival collection descriptions, allowing you to search for historical documents, personal papers and family histories held in archives throughout the world. It includes nearly a million descriptions of archival collections held by thousands of libraries, museums, historical societies and archives.
This index database gathers article citations from journals in business, science, humanities, social science, medicine, technology and popular culture. It describes one article, news story, letter, or other item from a journal in each record, and provides a list of libraries that have the journal title for most items. Coverage includes over 15,000 titles from 1990 to the present.
Arxiv.org, published by Cornell University, is a source for scientific articles, often in the form of pre-prints, in the fields of physics, mathematics, non-linear science, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance and statistics.
ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials
Produced by the American Theological Library Association, this database is the premier tool for locating scholarly journal articles in the fields of theology, religion, Christian studies, Biblical studies, pastoral ministry, church history, philosophy and ethics.
Bibliography of the History of Art
This index of journal articles, which also includes Répertoire de la litterature de l'art (RILA), includes citations of art history journal articles from 1975 to 2007.
Business Source Premier
This business database provides full-text for more than 2,100 business journals dating back to 1965, including full-text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed scholarly business publications. In addition to business journals, Business Source Premier also includes a rich collection of country, industry, company and market research reports, as well as SWOT analyses.
Catalog of Art Museum Images Online (CAMIO)
CAMIO — Catalog of Art Museum Images Online — is a premiere resource of works of art from around the world contributed and described by leading museums. Showcasing a wide range of fine and decorative art, CAMIO provides high-quality art images for education, research and enjoyment. All content is rights-cleared for educational use.
Christian Periodical Index
Published by the Association of Christian Librarians, CPI is an interdisciplinary index of Christian periodicals. Search here if you're looking for articles or reviews written from an evangelical perspective.
CINAHL Plus with Full Text
CINAHL Plus with Full Text is the world's most comprehensive source of full text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 640 journals indexed in CINAHL. This authoritative file contains full text for many of the most used journals in the CINAHL index – with no embargo. CINAHL Plus with Full Text is the definitive research tool for all areas of nursing and allied health literature.
Clase and Periódica
Clase and Periódica is an index of Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities. This database offers access to more than 400,000 citations (from 2,600 scholarly journals) in the social sciences, humanities, science, technology from 24 different Latin American countries.
Classical Music Library
A streaming classical music service that enables listening and learning at library and home computers. CML currently offers over 19,000 classical music tracks from over 500 composers, as well as thousands of cross-referenced program notes, suggested playlists, biographies and images. This resource is limited to 3 simultaneous users. Please log out when you are finished.
ComAbstracts is an index of articles and books of relevance to researchers in fields related to human communication studies (mass communication, human interaction, rhetoric, health communication, communication and new media, journalism, communication history, etc.).
Don't know where to start? Try Credo! Credo Reference is a powerful source of introductory and reference information across all academic disciplines. Combining cross-searchable content from over 500 encyclopedias and other reference sources, Credo will also connect you to related materials in other library databases and collections.
Dissertations and Theses
The world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses. Includes 2.7 million citations, 1.2 million of which are available in full-text.
E-books on EBSCOhost
A collection of online full-text books, encyclopedias and dictionaries. This collection is also searchable via the library catalog.
Ebrary Academic Complete
Ebrary is a database of over 50,000 e-books in all academic areas. This collection is also searchable via the library catalog.
Education Research Complete
Education Research Complete is a comprehensive online resource for education research. Topics covered include all levels of education from early childhood to higher education, and all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education, and testing. Education Research Complete provides indexing and abstracts for more than 1,820 journals, as well as full text for more than 900 journals, and includes full text for more than 71 books and monographs, and for numerous education-related conference papers.
Encyclopædia Britannica Online Academic Edition
The online academic edition of the well-known general subject full-length encyclopedia. Also includes Merriam-Webster Dictionary & Thesaurus, videos, timelines, country statistics, world atlas, and many other features.
Encyclopædia Britannica World Data Analyst
World Data Analyst provides statistics on a country-by-country level, allowing comparisons of countries across multiple statistical categories, or comparing changes over time.
Energy Citations Database
From the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the Energy Citations Database (ECD) provides access to over 2.4 million science research citations with continued growth through regular updates. There are over 267,000 electronic documents, primarily from 1943 forward, available via the database. Includes scientific and technical research results in disciplines of interest to DOE such as chemistry, physics, materials, environmental science, geology, engineering, mathematics, climatology, oceanography, and computer science.
ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, provides access to education literature and resources. The database contains more than 1,300,000 records and links to more than 317,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966.
Films on Demand
This database includes over 13,000 online streaming educational videos from providers like PBS and Films for the Humanities & Sciences. Includes coverage of nearly all academic disciplines. Instructors can embed films in Blackboard for easy course integration. These videos are also discoverable through the library catalog (Webcat). PLEASE NOTE: sessions end after 30 minutes of inactivity -- at that point you will need to click this link again.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
A cross-searchable and growing online collection of more than 100 reference volumes, including encyclopedias in most academic disciplines.
Google Scholar is a broad index of scholarly content across many different fields and content types.
GPO Monthly Catalog
Index of U.S. government publications. Includes congressional reports, hearings, debates, records, judiciary materials, and documents issued by executive departments (Defense, State, Labor, Office of the President, etc.)
GreenFILE is a citation database covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes citations of content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, 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 features searchable full-text for nearly 300 journals.
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
This database provides more than 550 scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition also features abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 journals.
Import Genius is a specialized database that provides easy access to international trade data harvested from the shipping manifests of ports in the United States, India and several Latin American countries. It is invaluable for researching supply chains and gathering competitive intelligence. PLEASE NOTE: access requires registration with ImportGenius using your LancerMail e-mail address.
JSTOR - Arts & Sciences
JSTOR is an interdisciplinary database providing access to back issues from some of the most important scholarly journals in many fields. Coverage of most journals ends four or more years ago. The library currently provides access to five JSTOR collections: Arts & Sciences I, II, V, VIII and Music.
JSTOR - Music Collection
The Music Collection contains the complete back runs of thirty-two titles dedicated to scholarly research and theory in the field of music. This international collection includes journals published in the Netherlands, Croatia, Hungary, Germany, and France.
LexisNexis Academic provides searchable access to a comprehensive spectrum of full-text information from over 5,600 sources including: National and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news, and non-English language sources. U.S. Federal and state case law, codes, regulations, legal news, law reviews, and international legal information. Shepard's Citations for all U.S. Supreme Court cases back to 1789. Business news journals, company financial information, SEC filings and reports, and industry and market news.
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) indexes more than 500 core journals, more than 50 priority journals, and 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s.
Literature Criticism Online
Literature Criticism Online (LCO) is a cross-searchable database comprised of seven collections of both popular and scholarly literary criticism: Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism, Contemporary Literary Criticism, Drama Criticism, Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Short Story Criticism, and Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism. Much of this content is also available from the library in print.
Literature Online (LION)
Literature Online contains a full library of English literature criticism and reference resources in addition to the full text of poetry, drama, and prose fiction from the seventh century to the present day.
MarketLine Advantage is a global business and economic information database used by many major corporations, providing a comprehensive and up-to-date collection of company, industry and country information, including complete profiles, news, financial deals, SWOT analyses and a powerful statistics database.
Medline 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 Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) to allow for the targeted search of citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals.
Mental Measurements Yearbook
Mental Measurements Yearbook, produced by the Buros Institute at the University of Nebraska, provides users with a comprehensive guide to over 2,000 contemporary testing instruments. Designed for an audience ranging from novice test consumers to experienced professionals, the MMY series contains information essential for a complete evaluation of test products within such diverse areas as psychology, education, business, and leadership. The MMY series allows users to make knowledgeable judgments and informed selection decisions about the increasingly complex world of testing.
Military and Government Collection
Offers current research and news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, including nearly 300 journals and other periodicals.
MLA International Bibliography
MLA International Bibliography is a bibliography of journal articles, books and dissertations. Produced by the Modern Language Association, the electronic version of the Bibliography dates back to 1963 and contains over 1.5 million citations from more than 4,400 journals and series and 1,000 book publishers.
Article citations from over 725 international music periodicals. Covering all styles and genres of music, the Music Index cites book reviews, obituaries, new periodicals, and news and articles about music, musicians, and the music industry.
The website of the National Archives of the United States is a good resource for finding primary sources and historical records related to U.S. history. If you don't know where to start, try "Research by Topic."
National Newspapers Core
ProQuest National Newspapers contains the most read papers in the U.S.: the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and Christian Science Monitor.
Newspaper Source provides selected full-text for 25 national (U.S.) and international newspapers. The database also contains full-text television & radio news transcripts, and selected full-text for more than 200 regional (U.S.) newspapers. This database is updated daily.
Ovid Nursing Database
Ovid Nursing Database allows you to search for nursing journal articles from over 400 journals, including many international nursing and health science publications. For full-text nursing journals, start with CINAHL Plus with Full Text, listed above.
Oxford English Dictionary
The Oxford English Dictionary is the major authority on the development of the English language over the last millenium. It provides definitions, traces etymologies, offers pronunciation guides, and provides numerous quotations for over half a million words in the English language, past and present.
Oxford Music Online
Oxford Music Online is an integrated music resource on the web, allowing cross-searching of the full text of key music reference sources, including The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (second edition), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz (second edition; 3 volumes), The Oxford Companion to Music and The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Second Edition, Revised. This resource is limited to 3 simultaneous users. Please log out when you are finished.
Political Handbook of the World
Access the up-to-date online edition of this classic guide to country-by-country political information, including more than 200 entries providing the complete facts and analysis of each country's governmental and political makeup. This includes coverage of all major and minor political parties and groups in each political system around the world. Also includes profiles of over 75 intergovernmental organizations.
This database provides full-text articles on current issues in psychology from respected sources, spanning from 1987 to the present. PsycARTICLES includes more than 34,000 full-text articles from 43 journals published by American Psychological Association and allied organizations. All journals included in this database are indexed in PsycINFO.
PsycINFO contains nearly two million citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books and dissertations, all in the field of psychology. Journal coverage, which dates back to the 1800s, includes international material selected from nearly 2,000 periodicals in over 35 languages. More than 60,000 records are added each year.
PubMed is a resource provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, comprising over 20 million citations of biomedical literature.
RAND California presents detailed historical and current statistical data on the state of California in categories like population, demographics, health, business, education, environment, economics, crime, labor, energy and more. Much of the data is available at city, county and state levels.
Reference Universe is the simplest and most effective way to find academically respectable reference information. By allowing you to search at once the tables of contents and indexes of the library’s print and online reference collections, including Gale Virtual Reference Library and Credo Reference, it provides a very good way to find trustworthy academic overviews of topics, definitions, and suggestions for further reading.
Regional Business News
This database provides comprehensive full-text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.
Research in Ministry (RIM) Online
RIM Online is a database that indexes doctoral dissertations from accredited schools of theology. The full text of many dissertations included here are available in the "Dissertations and Theses" database.
SAGE Premier is a collection of over 600 scholarly journals from one the world's largest and most respected publishers of academic information, with particular strengths in education, criminal justice and the social sciences.
ScienceDirect Physical Sciences Collection
This collection includes full-text content from over 700 scholarly journals in the physical sciences, including engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, energy, chemistry, materials science, astronomy, and geology.
Scirus is a search engine for scientific information on the web, including peer-reviewed journal article citations, open access datasets, e-prints from arXiv.org, and much more.
Social Sciences Full Text
Social Sciences Full Text is a bibliographic database covering a wide range of interdisciplinary fields within the social sciences, including anthropology, criminal justice, gerontology, political science, psychology and sociology. Full-text content of many of the indexed journals is available, dating as far back as 1995.
Southern Baptist Periodical Index
The SBPI is an index to 30-50 periodicals issued each year by historically Southern Baptist Convention-related organizations. Subjects covered include theology, Baptist history and practice, worship, church music, church administration and development, religious education and ministry, Baptist colleges/universities/seminaries, missions and missions education, family life and parenting, and Christian life.
SPORTDiscus with Full Text
SPORTDiscus with Full Text is the world's most comprehensive source of full text for sports and sports medicine journals, providing full text for more than 440 journals indexed in SPORTDiscus.
This database includes access to over 20,000 e-books and 1,800 e-journals from Springer, a respected academic publisher. Most academic fields are represented, but it is strongest in the fields of science, technology and medicine. Please note that the library does not own all resources shown in this collection.
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy is an open-access and dynamically updated reference resource covering a full range of topics in philosophy.
Statistical Abstract of the U.S.
Published annually by the federal government since 1878, and now published by ProQuest, The Statistical Abstract of the U.S. is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States.
Theatre in Video
Theatre in Video is a growing collection of several hundred full theatrical performances and documentaries, from Sophocles to Pinter, available for online viewing at any time.
Webcat Library Catalog
The Webcat Library Catalog is the primary index of the library's books, both print books and e-books. Also found in the catalog are audiovisual materials such as music and video.
World Shakespeare Bibliography Online
The most comprehensive index of Shakespeare-related scholarship written since 1960. Includes citations for articles, books, productions, films and audio recordings.
WorldCat is the world's largest library catalog, combining into one database the local catalogs of more than 71,000 libraries in 112 countries around the world.