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Online Databases

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-- Click on the title of a database you wish to search. If you are off-campus you will be prompted to enter your username and password. This is the same login information you use to access Student Email.


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Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)
Scholarly, multidisciplinary subject coverage; over 6,300 publications, including over 5,700 full text periodicals.

Academic Video Online
A comprehensive, multidisciplinary video collection that includes a variety of material with curricular relevance: documentaries, interviews, feature films, performances, news programs and newsreels, and demonstrations. Includes thousands of award-winning films, including Academy®, Emmy®, and Peabody® winners. Academic institutions will find frequently used films for classroom instruction, plus newly released films and archival material.

A STEM reference source with contributions from Nobel laureates and other award-winning scientists and engineers. New information is added regularly, and existing content is continually reviewed and updated. Digital content include articles, biographies, videos, definitions, images, and animations.

American Immigration (Salem)
Articles from the Encyclopedia of American Immigration present information about immigrant ethnic groups, trends, prominent individuals, and legal issues.

Applied Science: Science and Medicine (Salem)
Contains over 100 essays on a broad range of subjects where science and medicine interconnect. Addresses topics that are as long-established as archaeology, nursing, and hypnosis, and as cutting edge as cloning, landscape ecology and space stations. Includes information about careers and industries in these fields.

Britannica Online
Encyclopaedia Britannica and Merriam-Webster Dictionary & Thesaurus.

Business Source Premier (EBSCO)
Over 2,300 full text journals cover all disciplines of business; updated daily.

CINAHL Plus with Full Text (EBSCO)
Full text for more than 750 journals and 220 monographs, with indexing for over 2,900 titles, in all areas of nursing and allied health.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
The leading source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. For wireless or off-campus access for ACM employees, create an account using your campus email address.

CQ Researcher (Congressional Quarterly)
Reports and analysis of political and social issues in the news include background and chronology, current assessment, pro and con views, tables and maps, and bibliography.

Credo Reference
Credo is an easy-to-use tool for starting research. Gather background information on your topic from hundreds of full-text encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations, and subject-specific titles, as well as 500,000+ images and audio files and over 1,000 videos.

Criminal Justice Periodicals (ProQuest)
Database of 250 U.S. and international criminal justice periodicals, with over 100 titles available in full text.

Cumberland Times-News (Newsbank)
Full text coverage: November 2, 2007 – current. Also links to America’s News Magazines and Newsbank’s current events and special reports.

Earth Science: Physics and Chemistry of the Earth (Salem)
A reference source including over 125 articles. Some sample topics include climate change issues, minerals, glacial events, tsunamis and earthquakes, solar and lunar influences, and fault and mantle dynamics.

Ebook Clinical Collection (EBSCO)
Features the full text of hundreds of books on medical specialties, nursing, allied health, and general practice subjects.

Ebook Collection (EBSCO)
Access to the full text of thousands of books in electronic format.

Education Journals (ProQuest)
Provides access to over 790 top educational publications, including 615 titles in full text.

Encyclopedia of American Law (Gale)
Covers notable cases, major statutes, legal concepts, documents, and important persons in the field of law.

Encyclopedia of Victimology and Crime Prevention (Gale)
Presents information about the risks of being victimized by criminals, techniques used to prevent criminal acts, and ways to meet the needs of people who have been victimized.

Educational Resources Information Center contains more than 1,300,000 records and links to more than 317,000 full text documents.

Forensic Science (Salem)
A reference source of over 400 articles on the theory, techniques, and applications of the various forensic sciences.

Gale eBooks
A collection of online books for multidisciplinary research. Social issues and health topics are featured.

Offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.

Health Reference Series (Omnigraphics)
Online editions of non-technical, informative medical books.

Health Source: Consumer Edition (EBSCO)
Provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (EBSCO)
Provides access to nearly 550 full text scholarly journals; includes Lexi-PAL Drug Guide patient education sheets.

Identifix Direct-Hit
Identifix Direct-Hit provides access to real-world fixes for automotive technicians. Includes service manuals, wiring diagrams, and labor guides. Accessible for on-campus use only.

Infobase ebooks
A collection of electronic books from Infobase publishing, addressing topics in psychology, sociology, economics, the history of medicine, themes in literature, Supreme Court decisions, and research techniques for students.

Literature Online (ProQuest)
Texts of over 350,000 works of literature, critical and reference resources (including 241 full text journals and key academic textbooks), poetry video clips, student guides, and links to selected Web sites.

Literature Criticism Online
Short Story Criticism available here. Click on "See What is Inside" to access Short Story Criticism. Presents criticism of the world's greatest short-story writers and provides supplementary materials to guide the interested reader to a greater understanding of the authors of short fiction. The online subscription begins with SSC vol. 124 (July 2009-). Earlier volumes are available in print.

Magill’s Medical Guide (Salem)
Contains over 1,000 articles on medical diseases, disorders, treatments, human anatomy, and biology. Includes photographs, diagrams, tables of research data, and other supplemental material.

MasterFILE Premier (EBSCO)
General interest, multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,750 reference publications.

Masterplots (Salem)
More than 12,000 reference articles focusing on plot summaries, critical commentary, character profiles, literary settings and biographical profiles of world famous novels, plays, poems and works of nonfiction.

MedlinePlus (NLM/NIH)
Authoritative, current health information for consumers and professionals from the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.

Newspapers (ProQuest)
Christian Science Monitor, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, The Sun (Baltimore, MD).

Nursing Journals (Ovid)
Full-text articles from the American Journal of Nursing, Home Healthcare Now, Home Healthcare Nurse, Nursing, Nursing Critical Care, and Nursing Made Incredibly Easy.

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center (Gale)
Full text resource covers today’s urgent social issues; includes viewpoint articles, topic overviews, journal, magazine, and newspaper articles, statistics, images, and Web sites.

Oxford English Dictionary
Considered to be the most authoritative and comprehensive record of the English language in the world, tracing the evolution and use of words throughout history.

Psychology Journals (ProQuest)
Citations, abstracts, and full text articles from over 650 journals, plus full text of 4,000 dissertations, covering a wide range of topics in psychology.

PubMed (NLM/NIH)
Over 18 million citations for articles from biomedical and life science journals back to 1948, from the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health; links to many free full-text articles.

Short Story Criticism
See Literature Criticism Online.

Sociology Journals (ProQuest)
Research articles and doctoral dissertations that examine human society and culture. Includes articles from over four hundred research journals on topics such as cultures, social and political groups, families, social services and crisis intervention, addictions, homelessness, social psychology, and more.

The Sun (Baltimore, MD)
Full text coverage: September 16, 1990 – current.

Teacher Reference Center (EBSCO)
Provides indexing and abstracts for 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators.

Testing & Education Reference Center (Gale)
Online practice tests for college entrance, certification and licensing exams; information on colleges, graduate schools, and scholarships.




Inter-Library Loans
Books Form for ordering books & videos and Articles through Inter-Library Loan