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Most Used Databases

Most used library databases (with abbreviated descriptions)


Journal articles covering biomedical research and the clinical sciences including nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, allied health, and pre-clinical sciences.

ALLDATA Onlineinfo

A complete web-based automotive diagnosis and repair reference for professional automotive technicians.


Journals, books, and other resources covering psychology and psychological aspects of related disciplines including: anthropology, business, education, law, linguistics, medicine, nursing, pharmaco

ACLS Humanities E-Bookinfo

A collection of high-quality full-text books in the humanities and social sciences. Over 4,300 titles and growing annually. 1900 to present.

Westlaw Nextinfo

Provides access to a variety of legal information, including federal and state case law, the United States Code Annotated, the Code of Federal Regulations, the Federal Register, state statutes and

ABI/INFORM Globalinfo

Journal articles, newspapers, and reports covering all aspects of business. Direct company link to Hoover's company information & analysis. 1971 to present.


Complete, searchable, full text articles from over 2,100 core scholarly journals. 1878 to the most recent 1-5 years (varies by title).

NMU's Library Cataloginfo

Provides the books, periodicals, and audiovisual materials available in Olson Library.

Anatomy TVinfo

Anatomy TV contains rotatable 3D models of the human body and anatomical layers which may be stripped away. Also included are common pathologies, radiological content, and interactive quizzes.

Art & Architecture Sourceinfo

Covers fine, decorative and commercial art, to various areas of architecture and architectural design.

Wiley Online Libraryinfo

Wiley publishes peer-reviewed journals that cover the full spectrum of life, health and physical sciences, social science and the humanities.

NMU Thesesinfo

Contains theses completed by NMU master's students. Fall 2006 to present.

Films on Demandinfo

Provides over 11,000 videos that can be streamed anytime, anywhere, 24/7! Films are grouped by subject or producer (BBC, PBS, etc.).

EBSCO Open Dissertationsinfo

Database offering access to more than 800,000 free electronic theses and dissertations.

CINAHL Plus with Full Textinfo

Journals, books, and other resources on subjects including nursing, emergency services, nutrition, occupational therapy, physical therapy, optometry, public health, speech-language pathology &


Journal articles, books, and other resources relating to education--from early childhood to higher education.

Google Scholarinfo

Journal articles, books, and other resources across many subjects. Provides a "cited by" feature to indicate other papers containing a source paper as a reference.

Social Services Abstractsinfo

Journal articles and other resources focused on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development. 1979 to present.

ProQuest Centralinfo

ProQuest Central brings together databases across major subject areas including Business, Health and Medical, Language and Literature, Social Sciences, Education, Science and Technology, as well as

Sage Journals A-Zinfo

Sage publishes journals in the social sciences, humanities, health, life and biomedical sciences and engineering.

Birds of North Americainfo

Provides detailed scientific information for each of the 716 species of birds nesting in the USA and Canada.


The Michigan eLibrary Catalog is a catalog of the books, audios, and videos from approximately 250 Michigan libraries that you can request for pick-up at Olson Library.

Peter White Public Library Cataloginfo

Books and other materials from Marquette's public library.


SciFinder provide access to the world's most comprehensive and authoritative source of references, substances and reactions in chemistry and related sciences.

Chilton Libraryinfo

Access to Chilton's car manuals in a comprehensive, simple-to-use database.

Central & Eastern European Academic Sourceinfo

Provides full text coverage for scholarly journals published in central and eastern European countries. Brought to you by the Library of Michigan via the Michigan eLibrary (

History Reference Centerinfo

Features full text for more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books.

Humanities Sourceinfo

Includes full text for more than 1,400 journals, with citations to over 3.5 million articles, including book reviews.


Springer is a publisher of peer-reviewed journals in medicine, life sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry and the social sciences and humanities.

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