Databases

Click HERE for a list of Current Print Periodicals and Newspapers (which can be found in our Circulating collection - please ask at the Lending Services desk for the exact location)

Click here for a list of WEBSITES (like the Internet Archive and Project Gutenberg) that provide free and open content.

  • Access to databases is not limited to on-campus and from a desktop.  You can now add a database app to your mobile device, and you can also access the databases from off-campus.

General Subject Databases - Use these databases to find articles on all subjects.  For more specific subject databases, look at the Subject list in the tab to the right.

EBSCO - Open EBSCO and select any or all of the following resources or follow individual database links below.

Gale - Open Gale and select any or all of the following resources or follow individual database links below.

ebrary (Accessible via ProQuest Ebook Central) - Thousands of full-text eBooks spanning multiple subject areas.

eLibrary - Magazines, newspapers, reference books, transcripts, maps, pictures, websites, and audio-visual files.

Films on Demand - Films on Demand provides access to thousands of streaming videos in a wide range of subject areas. Films can be viewed in a web browser with no software to install or files to download.

LexisNexis - Newspapers, business and industry reports, and legal information including law reviews, federal and state laws, and individual cases.

Pop Culture Universe: Icons, Idols, Ideas - (New Resource) - from ABC-CLIO.  The database is organized chronologically from 1900 through the new millennium, with each topic center devoted to a unique decade in American history.

  • The primary sources in each topic center—including photographs, video, and audio—give life to the names, moments, works, and trends that have defined American pop culture, from the Gibson Girls of the Gilded Age to the social media of the 21st  century, while expertly authored secondary sources—including original journal articles—explore the role of popular culture in American history.

Overdrive - A collection of downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks

Biography in Context - From Gale.

Note: For additional biographical resources, try the "Encyclopedias and Reference" option in the "By Resource Type" tab.  You can also find biographical resources in eLibrary, found under the letter "E" in the A-Z list tab.

EBSCO - Open EBSCO and select any or all of the following resources or follow individual database links below.

Gale - Open Gale and select the following resources or follow individual database links below.

Salem Press Literature eBooks - View the full-text of a collection of eBooks from Salem Press. The Literature collection includes both literary criticism and in-depth biographical resources.

EBSCO - Open EBSCO and select the following resources or follow individual database links below.

Gale - Open Gale and select the following resources or follow individual database links below:

Infobase - Open Infobase and select the following resources or follow individual database links below.

  • Facts On File Issues & Controversies - Issues & Controversies helps researchers understand the crucial issues we face today, exploring more than 800 hot topics in business, politics, government, education, and popular culture.

ProQuest - Open ProQuest and select the following resources or follow individual database links below.

CQ Researcher - Lengthy, original, and comprehensive reports and analysis on current events.

eLibrary - Magazines, newspapers, reference books, transcripts, maps, pictures, websites, and audio-visual files.

Ethnic NewsWatch - Over 200 publications of the ethnic, minority and native press; searchable in both English and Spanish, with titles in both languages and more than 100,000 articles in Spanish.

LexisNexis - Select the "Search the News" dropdown menu or choose News within the "Search by Subject or Topic" dropdown menu. Good resource for International English language newspapers.

CQ Researcher - Lengthy, original, and comprehensive reports and analysis on current news topics such as health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the U.S. economy.

  • Reports include history of issues and analysis of multiple sides of each issue.
  • Reports run from 1923 to present.

Facts on File Issues & Controversies Issues & Controversies helps researchers understand the crucial issues we face today, exploring more than 800 hot topics in business, politics, government, education, and popular culture.

  • Updated weekly, with links to a 12-year back-file, Issues & Controversies offers in-depth articles made to inspire thought-provoking debates.
  • This database is great for research papers and debate prep.
  • From Infobase.

Facts on File Issues & Controversies in American History - This accessible educational database delivers dynamic, concise, and balanced coverage that provides the background, outcome, and contemporary points of view for every major debate and conflict in American history.  From Infobase.

Global Issues in Context - Offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events.

  • Featured are hundreds of continuously updated issue and country portals that bring together a variety of specially selected, highly relevant sources for analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, and cultural issues.
  • From Gale.

Points of View Reference Center - A collection of topic overviews and analysis presenting both sides of many current and controversial issues.

  • Great for opinion and argument papers. From EBSCO.