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Most Used Databases

Most used library databases (with abbreviated descriptions)

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 &

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.

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


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


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


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


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.

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.

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

A-to-Z databasesinfo

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

Academic Search Completeinfo

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

Sociological Abstractsinfo

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

Cochrane Libraryinfo

Reports, reviews, etc, on healthcare interventions.

Oxford English Dictionaryinfo

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

Peter White Public Library Cataloginfo

Books and other materials from Marquette's public library.

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

Academic Video Online (AVON)info

Access over 70,000 videos with unlimited/simultaneous access across a wide range of subjects, platform includes 360/VR functionality.

NMU Library Cataloginfo

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

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.


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


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


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

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.


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


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.

Wiley Online Libraryinfo

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

eBook Academic Collectioninfo

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

NMU Commonsinfo

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

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 (

Art & Architecture Sourceinfo

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

Opposing Viewpoints (Gale in Context)info

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

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.

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.

EBSCO Open Dissertationsinfo

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

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.


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

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.

Cabell's Directories of Publishing Opportunitiesinfo

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

Auto Repair Sourceinfo

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


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

eBooks on Ebscohost (formerly Netlibrary)info

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

PLOS (for Public Library of Science)info

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

Gale eBooksinfo

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

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.

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

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.


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

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

Learning Express Libraryinfo

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

BioMed Centralinfo

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

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

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.

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 (

Literary Reference Centerinfo

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


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

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.

Project MUSE - Standard Collectioninfo

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

Humanities Sourceinfo

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

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.

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.

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.


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.

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Globalinfo

The largest database of graduate dissertations and theses. Almost 5 million citations and over 2.6 million full-text works.

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 (

ScienceDirect Journalsinfo

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


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

Education Sourceinfo

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

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.

PROLA - Physical Review Online Archiveinfo

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

BioOne Completeinfo

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

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.


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


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

Microsoft Academic Searchinfo

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


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.

Hoover's Company Records (part of the Business Market Research Collection)info

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

Annual Reviewsinfo

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

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.


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

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.

Oxford Reference Online: Premiuminfo

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

History Reference Centerinfo

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

Sage Premierinfo

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

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

Alt HealthWatchinfo

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

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.

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

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

MasterFILE Completeinfo

MasterFILE Complete provides full-text periodicals covering an extensive range of subject areas including business, health, education, fitness, sports and leisure, personal finance, general science

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.

Newspaper Source Plusinfo

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

Demographic Yearbookinfo

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

Cambridge Journalsinfo

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


PTSDpubs, formerly known as PILOTS, is a freely available, bibliographic database providing citations and abstracts to the worldwide literature on PTSD and other mental health consequences of traum

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

USA.govinfo is your online guide to government information and services. searches only federal, state, and local government websites available to the public.

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.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophyinfo

Covers all aspects of Philosophy and Religion.

Catalog of U.S. Government Publicationsinfo

Provides types of U.S. government documents.

NoveList Plusinfo

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

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.

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.

Applied Science & Technology Sourceinfo

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


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

Royal Society of Chemistryinfo

Full text of over 45 journals published by the Royal Society of Chemistry. The journals cover all aspects of chemistry. 1841 to 1996.

Science.govinfo 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.

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

Anthropological Index Onlineinfo

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

Jewish Studies Sourceinfo

Contains over 400 full-text titles from leading academic journals, monographs, related articles from major periodicals and newspapers, and over 1600 biographies of leading historical and contempora

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 (

eBook Business Collectioninfo

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

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.


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

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.

Entrepreneurial Studies Sourceinfo

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

Legal Sourceinfo

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

JoVE Core Biologyinfo

JoVE Core series brings biology to life through over 300 concise and easy-to-understand animated video lessons that explain key concepts in biology, plus more than 150 scientist-in-action videos th

Directory of Open Access Journalsinfo

A community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.

Small Business Reference Centerinfo

Contains nearly 400 full-text periodicals and over 450 full-text reference books.


Covers approximately 200,000 published symposiums, conferences, expositions, workshops and meetings.


An additional resource from the American Psychiatric Association containing the DSM-V and a number of psychiatric reference materials, books, journals, and self-assessment tools.

American Chemical Society Journalsinfo

The ACS Web Edition provides patrons with unrestricted access to the entire portfolio of current ACS journals and, new in 2017, Chemical & Engineering News, including more than 60 peer-reviewed

Regional Business Newsinfo

Provides full text coverage of more than 80 regional business publications. Brought to you by the Library of Michigan via the Michigan eLibrary (

New York Timesinfo

Access to  Provides current paper and an archive (e.g. TimeMachine) of articles back to 1851.

Mammalian Species (accounts 632-current)info

Mammalian Species is published by the American Society of Mammalogists with 25-35 individual species accounts issued each year.

MedlinePlus: Drugs, Herbs, & Supplements (National Library of Medicine)info

Both prescription and over-the-counter medications. Highly credible resource which includes side effects, precautions, dosage levels, etc.

Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionaryinfo

Taber’s Dictionary is another premier reliable source for students and professionals in medical, nursing, allied health, and other healthcare areas. Also an excellent source for other disciplines.

Stedman's Medical Dictionaryinfo

Stedman’s Medical Dictionary is another premier reliable source for students and professionals in medical, nursing, allied health, and other healthcare areas.

Concise Medical Dictionaryinfo

Published by Oxford, includes some illustrations. Easy to understand for lay people and professionals alike.

Mammalian Species (accounts 1- 631)info

Mammalian Species is published by the American Society of Mammalogists with 25-35 individual species accounts issued each year.

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