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Most Used Databases

Most used library databases (with abbreviated descriptions)

Birds of North Americainfo

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

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.


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


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

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 &

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.


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

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

Wildlife & Ecology Studies Worldwideinfo

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

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.

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.).


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

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

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.

Art & Architecture Sourceinfo

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


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

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.

NMU Commonsinfo

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

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.

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 (

Auto Repair Sourceinfo

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

HeinOnline American Indian Law Collectioninfo

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

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.

Cochrane Libraryinfo

Reports, reviews, etc, on healthcare interventions.

NMU Library Cataloginfo

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


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

Sage Premierinfo

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

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.

Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpointsinfo

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

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.

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.


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

BioOne Completeinfo

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

eBooks on Ebscohost (formerly Netlibrary)info

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

Education Sourceinfo

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

Wiley Online Libraryinfo

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


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

Demographic Yearbookinfo

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

Annual Reviewsinfo

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

PLOS (for Public Library of Science)info

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

Books 24x7info

A collection of electronic books dealing with computers and information technology. Close to 7,000 titles.

Gale Virtual Reference Libraryinfo

Over 100 scholarly reference books across a variety of subjects. Brought to you by the State of Michigan via the Michigan eLibrary (

NMU Thesesinfo

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


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

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.

EBSCO Open Dissertationsinfo

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

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

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 (

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.

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.


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.

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.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophyinfo

Covers all aspects of Philosophy and Religion.

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.

Learning Express Libraryinfo

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

History Reference Centerinfo

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

Newspaper Source Plusinfo

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

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.

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.

Cabell's Directories of Publishing Opportunitiesinfo

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

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.

R2 Digital Libraryinfo

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

BioMed Centralinfo

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


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.


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.


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

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.

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.

Sociological Abstractsinfo

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


Journals, books, and other resources on sports medicine, exercise physiology, biomechanics, training techniques, coaching, physical education, and more. 1859 to present.


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

Microsoft Academic Searchinfo

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


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

Academic Search Completeinfo

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

Alt HealthWatchinfo

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

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 (

eBook Academic Collectioninfo

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

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.

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 (

Legal Sourceinfo

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

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.

ScienceDirect Journalsinfo

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

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

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

PROLA - Physical Review Online Archiveinfo

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

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