Most Used Databases

Most used library databases (with abbreviated descriptions)

Birds of the Worldinfo

Birds of the World is a powerful new resource that brings together scholarly content from four celebrated works of ornithology (Birds of North America, Neotropical Birds, Hand

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.

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 &

JSTORinfo

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

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

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.

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.).

PubMedinfo

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

Peter White Public Library Cataloginfo

Books and other materials from Marquette's public library.

ALLDATA Onlineinfo

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

PubAginfo

A portal to USDA-authored and other highly relevant agricultural research.

ERICinfo

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

SciFinderinfo

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

SciFinder-ninfo

SciFinder-n is a new platform of SciFinder which provides more content than any SciFinder® product, including easy access to full-text, indexed patents, and millions of step-by-step syntheses index

Oxford English Dictionaryinfo

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language.

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

Journal of Medical Insight (JoMI) Surgical Videosinfo

JoMI is a streaming library of complete teaching videos of surgical procedures. Narrated by surgeon(s) performing procedure; filmed at teaching hospitals worldwide.

NMU Commonsinfo

NMU Commons is the University's institutional repository, which preserves and provides access to the research and scholarly output of the University.

Academic Search Completeinfo

A multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 7,300 full-text, peer-reviewed journals.

PsycINFOinfo

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

A-to-Z databasesinfo

Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more.

Wildlife & Ecology Studies Worldwideinfo

Journals, books, and other resources on ecology, wildlife, and wildlife management.1935 to present.

NMU Library Cataloginfo

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

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.

Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) Science Educationinfo

JoVE is a streaming library of scientific video journal articles dedicated to teaching scientific fundamentals through easy-to-understand demonstrations.

CQ Researcherinfo

In-depth, non-biased reports on political and social issues, with regular coverage of topics in health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the U.S. economy.

Gale eBooksinfo

A database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Previously know as Gale Virtual Reference Library.

WorldCat (OCLC FirstSearch)info

A catalog of books, sound recordings, artwork, and other resources from over 40,000 libraries. Brought to you by the State of Michigan via the Michigan eLibrary (http://mel.org).

Wiley Online Libraryinfo

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

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collectioninfo

Access to more than 530 full-text journals. It has particularly strong coverage in child & adolescent psychology and various areas of counseling.

Statistical Abstract of the United Statesinfo

Statistical Abstract is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.

Art & Architecture Sourceinfo

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

MeLCatinfo

The Michigan eLibrary Catalog (MeLCat) is a catalog of the books, audios, and videos from approximately 450 Michigan libraries that you can borrow and request for pick-up at Olson Library.

EBSCO Open Dissertationsinfo

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

SpringerLinkinfo

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

BioOne Completeinfo

Full-text journals published by small societies and non-commercial publishers. Emphasis on the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences.

Readers' Guide Retrospectiveinfo

​Provides historical articles from over 375 of the leading U.S. magazines across all subjects. Coverage 1890 to 1982.  Access limited to 2 concurrent users.

HeinOnline info

HeinOnline is a legal research database containing comprehensive coverage of U.S. statutory materials, U.S. Congressional Documents and more than 2,600 scholarly journals.

Flipsterinfo

A digital platform that attempts to recreate the reading experience of print magazines.

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.

Reference Latinainfo

A comprehensive Spanish-language database including 49,000 encyclopedia entries; 50,000 images; 2,500 health reports; a Spanish-English dictionary and full text for over 100 reference books and doz

govinfoinfo

Free public access to the full text of official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.

Academic Complete by Ebook Centralinfo

Over 135,000 ebooks for students at all levels - from undergrad to post-doctoral research - and including topics across all disciplines. Over 1,000 new titles added each year.

PapersFirstinfo

Covers over 6 million papers published in numerous symposium, conference, exposition, workshop, and meeting proceedings.

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.

BioMed Centralinfo

BioMed Central has an evolving portfolio of some 300 peer-reviewed journals in science, technology, engineering and medicine.

MyHeritage Library Editioninfo

Family history resource including more than 6 billion historical ​records from the United States, Europe, Latin America, and other regions.

PLOS (for Public Library of Science)info

PLOS is a nonprofit Open Access publisher, publishing 7 peer-reviewed journals in science and medicine.

LGBT Lifeinfo

LGBT Life contains full text for more than 120 of the most important and historically significant LGBT journals, magazines and regional newspapers, as well as more than 150 full-text monographs/boo

Learning Express Libraryinfo

An online guide to test preparation. Includes practice tests for: academic, advanced placement, basic skills success, U.S.

Vocational Studies Premierinfo

A full-text resource covering subjects such as: CAD, cosmetology, electrical technology, forensics, graphic arts, health information technology, law enforcement & criminal justice, paralegal st

Stat!Refinfo

A collection of many core full-text health, nursing, and medical sciences reference books & textbooks.

Humanities Sourceinfo

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

Books 24x7info

A collection of electronic books dealing with computers and information technology. Close to 7,000 titles. Access limited to 2 concurrent users per title.

Cabell's Directories of Publishing Opportunitiesinfo

Assists in selection of academic journals that are most likely to publish your manuscript.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)info

Journals, books, research reports, and proceedings on librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.

American Indian Law Review (HeinOnline)info

Includes treaties, federal statutes and regulations, federal case law, tribal codes, constitutions, and jurisprudence dedicated to American Indian Law.

History Reference Centerinfo

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

Highwire Press (Free Journals)info

Many publishers who work with HighWire allow access to their content without a subscription. Take a look at a list of publications which offer free, full-text content.

Cochrane Libraryinfo

Reports, reviews, etc, on healthcare interventions.

Library & Information Science Sourceinfo

Includes full text for more than 460 publications and indexing for hundreds of journals, as well as books, research reports and proceedings.

American Chemical Society Legacy Archivesinfo

Thirty-six full text journals from the American Chemical Society print journals. 1879 to present.

Education Sourceinfo

Coverage spans all levels of education from early childhood to higher education.

MLA International Bibliographyinfo

Journals, books, and other resources in the fields of literature, language, linguistics, and folklore. Also includes materials on film studies. 1926 to present.

Biography Reference Centerinfo

Offers a comprehensive collection of more than 450,000 full text biographies. Brought to you by the Library of Michigan via the Michigan eLibrary (https://mel.org).

Congressional Digest Debates Onlineinfo

Provides an impartial source for information on controversial topics addressed by Congress, the Supreme Court, and the United Nations.

Opposing Viewpoints (Gale in Context)info

Offers differing views on the latest social topics, from capital punishment to immigration, to marijuana.

AGRICOLAinfo

Serves as the catalog and index to the collections of the National Agricultural Library, as well as a primary public source for world-wide access to agricultural information.

Newspaper Source Plusinfo

Includes more than 860 full-text national and international newspapers. Also includes more than 857,000 television and radio news transcripts.

GreenFILEinfo

A collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles covering all aspects of human impact to the environment.

Auto Repair Sourceinfo

Auto Repair Source provides service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles.

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 (https://mel.org).

eBook Academic Collectioninfo

Offering more than 170,000 e-books, this collection of multidisciplinary eBooks includes titles from leading university presses and academic publishers.

DemographicsNow (Gale Business)info

DemographicsNow leverages Census data, consumer expenditures, retail spending, and Mosaic Lifestyle market segmentation groupings to helps users "crunch" data in easy-to-use report formats.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Editioninfo

Provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Also includes abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 journals.

Oxford Journals A-Z Collectioninfo

Oxford University Press publishs journals in the humanities, social sciences, law, science, and medicine, two-thirds of which are published in partnership with learned and professional societies.

Sage Premierinfo

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

NoveList Plusinfo

A comprehensive readers' advisory resource for fiction and nonfiction that will help you to decide: What should I read next?

PROLA - Physical Review Online Archiveinfo

PROLA provides access to the American Physical Society journal collection dating back to the first volume of each journal.

Annual Reviewsinfo

Annual Reviews is a nonprofit publisher that synthesizes the vast amount of primary research literature .

Literature Resource Center (Gale)info

Full text access to three key resources--Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism, and Dictionary of Literary Biography--along with over 300 journals, a variety of other important refe

Sociological Abstractsinfo

Journal articles, books, and other resources on all aspects of sociology and related disciplines.

eBooks on Ebscohost (formerly Netlibrary)info

A collection of over 23,000 electronic books on a wide range of subjects.

ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research)info

ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 250,000 files of research in the social and behavioral sciences.

Project MUSE - Standard Collectioninfo

An interdisciplinary collection of over 300 high quality, peer reviewed journals in the humanities and social sciences.

Literary Reference Centerinfo

A full-text database that combines information from thousands of reference works, books, and literary journals.

PILOTSinfo

Produced at the headquarters of the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and indexes journal articles, books, theses/dissertations, and other resources.

Inter-playinfo

An index to plays found in collections, anthologies and periodicals. Helpful when you can't find a play in the library catalog.

Alt HealthWatchinfo

Focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5)info

Published by the American Psychiatric Association, this classification and diagnostic tool is the authority in the United States for psychiatric diasnosis.

PsycARTICLESinfo

Sixty full text journals from the American Psychological Association and other publishers. 1985 to present.

R2 Digital Libraryinfo

The R2 Digital Library features a comprehensive selection of medical, nursing and allied health eBooks.

Oxford Reference Online: Premiuminfo

Contains over 175 reference works - dictionaries, encyclopedias, companions--from Oxford University Press.  Access limited to 5 concurrent users.

Demographic Yearbookinfo

The United Nations Demographic Yearbook collects, compiles and disseminates official statistics on a wide range of topics.

Children's Picture Book Database @ Miami University info

This database offers abstracts for thousands of children's picture books (preschool to grade three), suitable for teachers, librarians, and others who design interdisciplinary curricula for element

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophyinfo

Covers all aspects of Philosophy and Religion.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstractsinfo

Contains journal articles, books, and other resources on the subjects of corrections, courts, drugs, law enforcement, juvenile justice, crime statistics, domestic preparedness, and victims.

ScienceDirect Journalsinfo

ScienceDirect publishes peer-reviewed scientific, technical and health journals that span 24 major scientific disciplines.

ARTstorinfo

A digital library of nearly 1.4 million images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences. Images can be used for noncommercial educational and scholarly uses.

Legal Information Reference Centerinfo

Contains thousands of legal forms and more than 310 full-text legal reference books. Brought to you by the Library of Michigan via the Michigan eLibrary (https://mel.org).

Legal Sourceinfo

Includes over 1,200 full-text journals and over 2.5 million records, including book reviews and case citations.

Cambridge Journalsinfo

Cambridge University Press publishes peer-reviewed academic journals covering subjects across the humanities, social sciences and science, technology and medicine.

Microsoft Academic Searchinfo

Microsoft Academic Search indexes millions of academic publications across a wide range of disciplines.

PhilPapersinfo

PhilPapers is a comprehensive index and bibliography of philosophy maintained by the community of philosophers.

Science.govinfo

Science.gov searches over 38 databases and 1,950 selected websites, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information, including research and development results.

Accounting, Tax & Banking Collectioninfo

Full-text coverage to scholarly journals and other key resources across all relevant disciplines including accounting, auditing, taxation, financial management, risk, and insurance information incl

NoveList K-8 Plusinfo

A comprehensive readers' advisory resource for fiction and nonfiction designed to help you integrate reading across the curriculum and support young readers.

Hoover's Company Recordsinfo

Current data covering public and non-public companies and key executives.

Poetry & Short Story Reference Centerinfo

A collection of full-text poetry and short stories, ranging in period from antiquity to the present, as well as biographies and authoritative essays on such topics as poetic forms, movements and te

Points of View Reference Centerinfo

A full-test resource presenting a wide range of views on social and political issues. Provides access to magazine and academic journals as well as primary source documents related to the issues.

eBook Business Collectioninfo

Ebooks encompassing a variety of business topics, such as marketing, finance, supply chain management and entrepreneurship.

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Publicationsinfo

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) conducts research in a variety of physical and engineering sciences that promotes the nation’s technology infrastructure.

Anthropological Index Onlineinfo

Articles from journals held by The Anthropology Library at the British Museum.

MathSciNetinfo

Journals, books, and other resources containing new contributions to mathematical research.

eBook K-8 Collectioninfo

This collection offers full text titles for K-8 students across all academic subjects from History, to Language and Literature, to Science & Technology.

Entrepreneurial Studies Sourceinfo

Provides the latest insight into topics relevant to entrepreneurship and small business.

Ulrich's Periodicals Directoryinfo

Ulrich's is the authoritative source of bibliographic and publisher information on more than 300,000 periodicals of all types academic and scholarly journals, Open Access

International Children's Digital Libraryinfo

The International Children's Digital Library (ICDL) is a research project funded primarily by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), and Micros

Applied Science & Technology Sourceinfo

This resource offers full text for almost 1,200 journals.

GPO Monthly Cataloginfo

Provides types of U.S. government documents.

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