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Alphabetical List of Databases

Alphabetical list of databases with descriptionsdatabases, articles, journal articles
  • Academic Search Complete (EBSCOhost)
    Full-text articles on all subjects from over 7900 journals, with indexing and abstracts for at least another 4300 journals dating back as far as 1911. Also includes full text articles from over 1100 magazines and trade journals, plus indexing for another 400 non-scholarly titles. Also indexes books, reports, and conference proceedings.
  • ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) Portal
    Two databases: ACM Digital Library offers full-text articles from over 35 ACM journals and magazines back to the 1950s, plus conference proceedings; Guide to Computing Literature indexes non-ACM journals, proceedings, and reports back to 1985.
  • ACS (American Chemical Society) Publications
    Full-text articles from over 30 ACS journals (including Biochemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Journal of Physical Chemistry, etc.) back to 1996. Indexing available in the Legacy Collection, 1879-1995.
  • African American Experience
    Offers full-text information from over 300 scholarly books and encyclopedias, as well as thousands of primary source documents.
  • AGRICOLA
    Covers articles and books on agriculture; around 850 journals and magazines are currently being indexed back to 1970.
  • America: History & Life (EBSCOhost) -- 1954-present
    Comprehensive database for U.S. and Canadian history from prehistory to the present. It indexes articles from over 1700 history journals, book reviews from around 100 core history journals, & relevant dissertations.
  • American Indian Experience
    Offers full-text information from around 150 scholarly books and encyclopedias, as well as hundreds of primary source documents and photographs.
  • American Physiological Society (APS) Journals
    Full-text access to American Journal of Physiology 1898-1977, as well as the seven individual sections of AJP from 1977-1997. Also provideds full-text access to six other APS journals, except for the most recent year.
  • American State Papers 1789-1838
    Over 6000 full text Congressional and Executive Branch reports, complementing the U.S. Congressional Serial Set.
  • Applied Science & Technology Abstracts (EBSCOhost) -- 1983-present
    Covers over 700 core journals and magazines in chemistry, energy, engineering, physics, etc.
  • Archive of Americana
    Search across 4 different primary source databases: Early American Imprints 1639-1800 & 1801-1819; American State Papers 1789-1838; and U.S. Congressional Serial Set 1817-1980.
  • Art Abstracts (EBSCOhost) -- 1984-present
    A comprehensive database for art and related subjects (architecture, graphics, interior design, etc.) indexing articles from over 375 journals.
  • ArticleFirst (FirstSearch) -- 1990-present
    Table of contents/citation information from around 16,000 journals and magazines; no full text & no summaries (abstracts) of the articles.
  • Audiobooks (OneClickDigital)
    Listen to thousands of audiobooks, including over 100 in Spanish. All titles may be downloaded to your MP3 device.
  • Bibliography of Native North Americans (EBSCOhost)
    Indexes articles from around 100 journals and another 60 magazines on all aspects of Native North American culture and history, back to the 1950s.
  • Biography and Genealogy Master Index
    Index to hundreds of biographical dictionaries and "Who's Who" books, used for finding which reference book has an entry on a particular person.
  • Biological and Agricultural Index (EBSCOhost) -- 1983-present
    Indexes articles from around 350 popular magazines and scholarly journals on biology and related disciplines.
  • Book Review Digest Retrospective (EBSCOhost) -- 1905-1982
    Includes book reviews from over 100 different magazines and newspapers.
  • Books In Print with Reviews
    Bibliographic records for over seven million titles, with in-print/out-of-print status, price, publication date, and more. Includes references for book reviews for recent titles.
  • Business Abstracts with Full Text (EBSCOhost) -- 1982-present
    Indexes and abstracts over 850 business magazines, journals and newspapers back to 1982, with some full-text content from 1995 to the present.
  • Business Source Complete (EBSCOhost Business Interface)
    Full-text articles from over 3,100 titles (of which over 1,500 are peer-reviewed journals) on all aspects of business. Includes indexing for another 900 titles, along with company/industry profiles, market research, and SWOT analysis.
  • Business Source Complete (EBSCOhost)
    Full-text articles from over 3,100 titles (of which over 1,500 are peer-reviewed journals) on all aspects of business. Includes indexing for another 900 titles. Some selected titles go back as far as 1886, but most begin in the 1990s.
  • Business Source Complete, Enhanced Interface (EBSCOhost)
    Use this interface of Business Source Complete to find company information, SWOT analysis and other specialized business information, along with articles
  • Cambridge Journals Online
    Full-text articles on all subjects from more than 300 journals published by Cambridge University Press; coverage varies from journal to journal, but at best goes back to 1997.
  • Children's Core Collection: A Selection Guide (EBSCOhost)
    Selective annotated list of fiction and nonfiction books and magazines for children from preschool through sixth grade. Entries offer bibliographic data, price, subject headings, a descriptive summary, and excerpts from a review when available.
  • Children's Literature Comprehensive Database
    Full-text reviews of fiction and nonfiction books for children and young adults from over 30 publications (such as Booklist, Publisher's Weekly, VOYA) back to the early 1990s. You can limit searches by grade level, genre, etc.
  • Children's Literature Review (Gale)
    Full-text entries on over 600 authors, plus individual works and themes. Author and individual work entries consist of biographical information, list of works, interviews, and critical essays/review (or excerpts from essays/reviews).
  • Choice Reviews Online
    Concise, authoritative reviews for academic books, back to 1988.
  • Chronicle of Higher Education -- 1989-present
    Online version of this magazine, with news, commentary, and job listings for college and university faculty members and administrators. Full text can be searched from 1989, and browsed from 1995 to the current issue.
  • CINAHL Complete (EBSCOhost) -- 1937-present
    CINAHL, the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, indexes over 5,400 journals, a few as far back as 1937, and includes citations to books, dissertations, and conference proceedings. CINAHL Complete adds full-text coverage for more than 1,300 journals indexed in CINAHL.
  • Cochrane Library
    Portal to access six databases for evidence-based medicine. Cochrane Reviews are available full text back to the mid 1990s, while others are indexes. Click on "i" icon for more information.
  • Communication & Mass Media Complete (EBSCOhost)
    Comprehensive database for communication and mass media issues, covering over 600 journals, of which around 240 are available in full text. Selected core titles are indexed back to the first issue.
  • Complete Learning Disabilities Directory
    Comprehensive directory of important learning disability resources, detailing Associations and Organizations, National & State Programs, Schools, Colleges & Learning Centers, Publishers, Publications & Periodicals, Web Sites, etc.
  • Contemporary Authors (Gale) -- 1967-present
    Provides biographical information and suggested readings on more than 130,000 U.S. and international authors.
  • Contemporary Literary Criticism Select (Gale)
    Full-text, critical essays, or excerpts of essays, on widely studied contemporary authors (now living or who died after 2000).
  • Contemporary Women's Issues (Gale) -- 1992-present
    Interdisciplinary database offering full-text articles and reports on women's issues around the world from books, reports, magazines and journals.
  • Counseling & Therapy in Video
    Collection of over 300 online videos on lectures, interviews, or demonstrations of counseling sessions related to social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling.
  • CQ Researcher -- 1923-present
    Full-text articles from this one magazine; each 20+ weekly issue covers one current event or policy topic.
  • Criminal Justice Abstracts (EBSCOhost)
    Full text articles from around 270 criminal justice journals, with indexing/abstracting from another 100. Covers criminal justice and related areas such as corrections, police, and forensics.
  • Data Planet Statistical Datasets
    Formerly ProQuest Statistical Datasets. Interactive database allowing users to browse or keyword search your topic, choose what years you would like the data, and export or map the data. Most of the data are from governmental organizations. The basic module has more than 5,500 indicators. NOTE: Requires Java. On PCs, will work in Internet Explorer after plug-in prompt. On Macs, will work with Safari or Firefox, but not Chrome.
  • Dialnet
    Difusión de Alertas en la Red -- free database courtesy of the Universidad de La Rioja; full text articles from recent issues of over 2700 Spanish language journals, with indexing for another 5700.
  • Dictionary of Literary Biography (Gale)
    Around 13,000 biographical and critical essays, mainly of American and British authors. Essays range from 10-20 pages long and include lengthy suggested readings.
  • Dictionary of National Biography
    Lengthy, full-text biographies of over 55,000 men and women from around the world who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond. Includes suggested readings and some illustrations.
  • Discovery Education Streaming Videos -- see Reference Desk for login
    A multimedia database with video clips, images aligned to Washington State Standards. There are lesson plans, writing prompts and an event calendar. Clips can be saved in your account or downloaded.
  • Dissertations & Theses (ProQuest)
    Covers doctoral dissertations and master's theses back to 1861. Recent (1997-present) records include a 24 page preview. If you would like to borrow a copy, go to EWU WorldCat Catalog and search for the title/author, then request via Summit or Interlibrary Loan.
  • Doody's Review Service -- see Reference Desk for login
    Expert reviews for books and software for health sciences.
  • Early American Imprints 1639-1800
    Full-text books, pamphlets, broadsides and other imprints listed in the renowned bibliography by Charles Evans.
  • Early American Imprints 1639-1800 & 1801-1819
    Full-text books, pamphlets, broadsides and other imprints listed in the renowned bibliography by Charles Evans (1639-1800) and Ralph R. Shaw and Richard H. Shoemaker (1801-1819).
  • Early American Imprints 1801-1819
    Full-text books, pamphlets, broadsides and other imprints listed in the renowned bibliography by Ralph R. Shaw and Richard H. Shoemaker.
  • eBook Collection - Reference (EBSCOhost)
    Full-text entries from around 80 scholarly encyclopedias, handbooks, and specialized dictionaries, including Encyclopedia of North American Indians and Encyclopedia of Social History. You may keyword search the entire collection.
  • eBooks Collection (EBSCOhost)
    Access thousands of recent electronic books, as well as thousands of classics in the public domain.
  • EBSCOhost
    Search over 30 large databases simultaneously from this platform.
  • EBSCOhost EJS Electronic Journals Service
    Full-text access to recent issues of around 300 journals that our library also has in print format.
  • ECO: Electronic Collections Online (FirstSearch)
    Full-text articles from around 200 journals our library subscribes to in print, plus indexing for over 5,000 scholarly journals, back to 1995.
  • EconLit (EBSCOhost) -- 1969-present
    Indexes articles on economics issues from over 750 journals and magazines, as well as dissertations, books, and working papers.
  • EdITLib Digital Library for Information Technology & Education
    Full-text articles from ten Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) journals, back to 1995; also includes AACE conference proceedings.
  • Education Databases: Education Research Complete & ERIC (EBSCOhost)
    Simultaneous search option for the two most comprehensive education databases.
  • Education Full Text (EBSCOhost) -- 1983-present
    Indexes over 600 magazines and journals, covering all aspects of education, back to 1983; select full-text content from 1995 to the present.
  • Education Research Complete (EBSCOhost)
    Covers over 1500 journals and magazines (750 titles in full text), along with full-text books and conference papers. Coverage dates vary, but a few titles go back to 1975.
  • EJView
    Interactive mapping and data visualization tool from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Includes data on:
    - Environmental Factors
    - Public Health (county-level)
    - Demographics (Census & American Community Survey)
  • Emerald Journals Online
    Full access to around 150 peer-reviewed journals in the fields of management, information science, and engineering.
  • Encyclopedia of Children's Literature
    Over 3,000 entries on all aspects of children's literature; biographical sketches on authors and illustrators, as well as articles on genres, trends and themes from an international perspective.
  • Encyclopedia of Social Work
    Published by the National Association of Social Workers Press and Oxford University Press, this continually updated encyclopedia offers over 400 entries on key aspects of social work.
  • ERIC: Educational Resources Information Center (EBSCOhost) -- 1966-present
    Comprehensive database for education, indexing over 1000 journals & magazines, as well as books, videos, conference papers and technical reports. Many recent ERIC Documents are full text. Includes links to articles full text in other EBSCOhost databases.
  • ERIC: Educational Resources Information Center (FirstSearch) -- 1966-present
    Comprehensive database for education, indexing over 1000 journals and magazines, as well as books, videos, conference papers and technical reports. Many recent ERIC Documents are linked to full text online.
  • ERIC: Educational Resources Information Center (U.S. Dept. of Education) -- 1966-present
    10-1-2013: Site is down as part of the government shutdown. Free, government-sponsored version of this comprehensive database for education, indexing over 1000 journals and magazines, as well as books, videos, conference papers and technical reports. Many recent ERIC Documents are linked to full text online.
  • European Views of the Americas: 1493-1750 (EBSCOhost)
    Online version of “European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed In Europe Relating to The Americas, 1493-1750”. Contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750.
  • EWU Digital Collections
    Mostly black & white historical photographs of Eastern Washington University and the surrounding region.
  • EWU Library Catalog
    Search for books, videos, articles and more at EWU Libraries, Summit Libraries and beyond.
  • EWU WorldCat Catalog
    Combined catalog of EWU and over 30 academic libraries in Washington & Oregon, as well as thousands of other libraries worldwide. EWU holdings are ranked first. Requested items from Summit Libraries take 3-5 days; WorldCat interlibrary loan requests take 1-2 weeks.
  • Filmaker's Library
    Over 900 streaming video documentaries on social science, public policy and humanities topics.
  • Films on Demand: Digital Educational Videos
    View 16 videos, mainly on health and social science issues
  • FirstSearch
    Search around 10 electronic resources simultaneously, with indexing for periodicals, books, federal documents, "deep web" sites, conference papers & proceedings.
  • Free: Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
    Teaching and learning resources from federal agencies, maintained by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Gale Literary Databases
    This interface searches Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism, and the Dictionary of Literary Biography simultaneously.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Full-text access to around 15 scholarly encyclopedias and reference works, including International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, Encyclopedia of Education and New Dictionary of the History of Ideas.
  • Gale's Literary Index
    Index to over 130 multivolume literature reference works from Gale, St. James, Scribner's, and Twayne. Use this to determine which sets or series (such as American Writers or Something About the Author) have entries on a particular author or work.
  • General Science Full Text (EBSCOhost) -- 1984-present
    Covers over 250 core journals and magazines in the sciences, back to 1984; offers some full-text articles from 1995 to the present.
  • GeoRef (EBSCOhost)
    Comprehensive database for geology and geosciences. Indexes and summarizes relevant articles from over 3,500 journals (along with books, maps, conference papers, and dissertations) back to 1669 for North America and 1933 for the rest of the world.
  • goENC
    Aimed at K-12 math and science teachers, this resource offers full-text lesson ideas, curriculum resources, and articles about teaching.
  • GOLD Learning Disabilities Database
    Online directory to associations, organizations, schools, publishers, classroom resources, websites, etc. related to learning disabilities
  • Google Scholar
    Use Google Scholar to search for scholarly articles across the Web. Note the citation tracking feature. Can be a good complement to subscription databases.
  • GPO Monthly Catalog (FirstSearch) -- 1976-present
    Index to federal government publications on a variety of subjects; if a publication is available online, its URL is provided.
  • GreenFILE (EBSCOhost)
    Indexes around 250 journals and 125 magazines (along with selected books and governmental reports) relating to the environment.
  • Handbook of Latin American Studies -- 1936-present
    Index of relevant articles, books, conference proceedings, etc. on issues relating to Latin America, published by the Library of Congress.
  • Health Source - Consumer Edition (EBSCOhost)
    Full-text articles from around 80 consumer health magazines, plus health-related pamphlets and reference books.
  • Health Source - Nursing/Academic (EBSCOhost)
    Full-text articles from over 500 journals, plus indexing for another 300 journals. Includes the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide.
  • Health/Medicine Databases: CINAHL, MEDLINE & Health Sources (EBSCOhost)
    Search four health/medicine databases simultaneously: the Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature, MEDLINE, Health Source Consumer and Health Source Academic.
  • Historical Abstracts (EBSCOhost) -- 1954-present
    Comprehensive database for modern (1450 CE to the present) world history (excluding the United States and Canada) from over 2300 journals.
  • Historical Statistics of the United States
    Thematic essays and over 37,000 data sets on population, economics, labor, government, crime, etc., from Colonial times up to to 2000. You may download the data into Excel as well as dynamically create graphs.
  • History Databases - America: History & Life and Historical Abstracts (EBSCOhost)
    Search these two major historical databases simultaneously.
  • Humanities Full Text (EBSCOhost) -- 1984-present
    Covers over 500 core journals and magazines in the humanities (archaeology, art, film, history, journalism, linguistics, literature, music, philosophy, religion, etc.)
  • IBISWorld
    IBISWORLD is the world's largest provider of industry-based research. Includes industry performance, outlook, products and markets, operating conditions and risk ratings.
  • IEEE Xplore (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
    Full-text articles from around 250 journals, around 875 conference proceedings, and over 1900 IEEE standards. Also includes over 450 full text eBooks published by MIT Press. Full coverage is back to 1988, with selected coverage back to 1913.
  • International Children's Digital Library
    "A Library for the World's Children." Free database includes over 1500 full text picture books from around the world in 39 languages.
  • JSTOR
    Full-text back files of over 2100 core scholarly journals in the arts, business, humanities, sciences, and social sciences, from the first issue up to 3-5 years ago.
  • Latino American Experience
    Offers full-text information from over 150 scholarly books and encyclopedias, over 1500 images, as well as hundreds of primary source documents.
  • Legal Collection (EBSCOhost)
    Full text articles from over 250 scholarly legal journals and law reviews. Most only go back to the late 1990s, but a few go back to the mid 1960s, including American Business Law Journal and Journal of Accountancy.
  • LexisNexis Academic Business
    U.S. and international company financial information, market research, industry reports, & SEC filings.
  • LexisNexis Academic Legal
    Full-text articles from over 500 law reviews & 300 legal magazines/newspapers; federal & state court cases (including the ability to Shepardize) and federal & state codes.
  • LexisNexis Academic News
    Full-text articles covering news from over 350 U.S. & international newspapers; 300 magazines; tv/radio & Congressional transcripts; major wire services; and Roper opinion polls.
  • LGBT Life with Full Text (EBSCOhost)
    Full-text articles from 15 journals, around 30 magazines, and over 300 books, along with indexing from another 60 journals and 80 magazines/newspapers. Dates of coverage vary by title, but some go back to the mid-1950s/1960s.
  • Library Literature & Information Science (EBSCOhost) -- 1984-present
    Covers over 380 library and information science periodicals, as well as hundreds of relevant books.
  • Library Science Databases (EBSCOhost)
    Search 3 library science databases at the same time: LISTA, Library Lit & ERIC.
  • Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (EBSCOhost)
    Covers over 600 library and information science periodicals, along with books and research reports.
  • LibriVox Free Audiobooks
    Over 5000 free MP3 audio recordings of chapters of published books that are in the public domain (mostly titles that are older than 1923).
  • Literary Market Place
    Guide to the U.S. book publishing industry, covering publishers, agents, ad agencies, associations, distributors, and events. Over 12,500 listings with names, addresses, and numbers; key personnel, activities, specialties, and other relevant data.
  • LLBA: Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts (ProQuest) -- 1973-present
    Comprehensive database for linguistics and related disciplines in the language sciences: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Indexes over 1,500 journals, as well as indexing books, book chapters, and dissertations.
  • Mango Languages
    Self-paced online learning modules for 51 languages plus 15 English language courses for specific ESLs.
  • Marquis Who's Who
    Short, full-text biographical entries on over 1 million persons.
  • MAS Ultra-School Edition (EBSCOhost)
    Full-text articles from around 500 popular magazines useful at the high school level.
  • MasterFILE Premier (EBSCOhost)
    Covers around 1,700 periodicals. Features nearly 500 full-text reference books. Includes the World Almanac & Book of Facts; full text from 85,827 biographies, 105,789 full-text primary source documents, the American Heritage Dictionary, and around 300,000 photos, maps & flags.
  • MathSciNet -- 1940-present
    Comprehensive database for mathematical literature, indexing thousands of journals, books and conference proceedings.
  • Medical Databases: CINAHL, MEDLINE & Health Sources (EBSCOhost)
    Search four health/medicine databases simultaneously: the Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature, MEDLINE, Health Source Consumer and Health Source Academic.
  • MEDLINE (EBSCOhost) -- 1946-present
    Comprehensive index to all aspects of medicine, covering around 5000 journals. This version includes some full-text articles.
  • MedlinePlus
    Free, authoritative information from the National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health, other government agencies, and health-related organizations. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included to access journal articles.
  • MEDLINE (FirstSearch) -- 1946-present
    Comprehensive index to all aspects of medicine, covering around 5000 journals. This version does not contain full text.
  • Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print -- 1938-present
    Contains full-text descriptions and reviews of English-language standardized tests covering educational skills, personality, vocational aptitude, psychology, and related areas. Tests in Print provides basic information about tests in English (purpose, status, price, etc.).
  • Mergent Online
    Offers detailed financial data on over 28,000 public companies from around the world.
  • Military & Government Collection (EBSCOhost)
    Full-text articles from around 300 journals and magazines, plus indexing for almost 400 more titles relating to military and government.
  • MIT Press eBooks (IEEE Xplore)
    Access over 450 eBooks published by MIT Press, back to 1960. You may keyword search within the books or browse by topic.
  • MLA International Bibliography (EBSCOhost) -- 1923-present
    Comprehensive database for literature and languages, plus folklore, drama and rhetoric. Indexes over 3,000 journals as well as dissertations and selected books and book chapters.
  • National Science Digital Library
    Free portal "created by the National Science Foundation to provide organized access to high quality resources and tools that support innovations in teaching and learning at all levels of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education".
  • Naxos Music Library
    Online music library, with over 82,000 CDs available for streaming. Most of the tracks are of classical music, but also includes some jazz, world music, pop/rock and Chinese orchestral music. Can download to your iPod/iPad or Android device.
  • Naxos Music Library Jazz
    Online jazz music library. Can download to your iPod/iPad or Android device. Can search by label, artist, instrument, country, or perform a keyword search.
  • NCBI: National Center for Biotechnology Information
    "A national resource for molecular biology information" from the National Library of Medicine. Scan the list of database categories along the left of their home page for relevant applications.
  • NCJRS: National Criminal Justice Reference Service
    Covers criminal justice issues in articles from over 180 journals and magazines, reports, and videos, back to the 1970s. Very comprehensive for government reports from the U.S. Department of Justice, which publishes this database.
  • Newspaper Source Plus (EBSCOhost)
    Selected full-text articles from around 860 U.S. newspapers, along with over 850,000 radio and television transcripts.
  • Novelist
    Reader's advisory content for 155,000 fiction books, including author read-alikes, book discussion guides, and recommended reading lists.
  • Novelist K-8
    Reader's advisory compilations for a younger audience. Includes descriptions of over 60,000 fiction books, read-alikes, book discussion guides, award lists, and recommended reading lists.
  • NTIS Database -- 1964-present
    Index to government-sponsored technical research. Once you have found a particular document, search for the title in the Summit Catalog and request it.
  • OAIster (FirstSearch)
    Catalog to digital resources from open archive collections from over 1000 different contributors. Includes digitized books, articles, audio files, images, datasets, theses, reports, etc.
  • OmniFile Full Text Mega (EBSCOhost) -- 1982-present
    Full text articles from over 2300 journals and magazines on all subjects, with indexing for another 1700 periodicals.
  • OneClickDigital Audiobooks
    Listen to thousands of audiobooks, including over 100 in Spanish. All titles may be downloaded to your MP3 device.
  • OT Seeker
    Free, Australia-based database with abstracts of systematic reviews and randomized controlled trials relevant to occupational therapy. Trials have been critically appraised and rated to assist you in evaluating their validity and interpretability.
  • OVID Full Text
    Full-text articles from a dozen leading physical therapy journals, including Neurology and Spine.
  • Oxford English Dictionary (OED)
    Online version of the most comprehensive dictionary of the English language. Offers definitions over time and contextual examples of usage, including the first written usage.
  • Oxford Islamic Studies Online
    Offers over 5,000 full text entries on all aspects of Islamic history and culture from several core scholarly encyclopedias from Oxford University Press. Also includes two versions of the Koran and a concordance to the Koran, a Learning Resources section, links to carefully selected websites, and full color maps.
  • Oxford Language Dictionaries Online
    Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian & Spanish
  • PapersFirst (FirstSearch) -- 1993-present
    Index of millions of papers presented at conferences worldwide.
  • Philosopher's Index (EBSCOhost) -- 1940-present
    Comprehensive database for philosophy, covering over 680 journals, as well as books and anthologies.
  • Physical Therapy Journals
    Full-text articles from a dozen leading physical therapy journals, including Neurology and Spine.
  • Plunkett Research
    Offers industry sector analysis and research, industry trends and industry statistics for market research, vertical industry marketing data, or industry trends analysis. Covers industry sectors as health care, financial services, retailing, entertainment, energy and information technology.
  • Points of View Reference Center
    Offers overviews and point/counterpoint arguments for over 340 public policy issues. Includes full text articles from political magazines, newspapers, and radio/tv transcripts.
  • ProceedingsFirst (FirstSearch) -- 1993-present
    Index of conference proceedings worldwide.
  • ProQuest
    Full-text articles from over 3500 journals and magazines, with indexing for another 1500 as far back as 1971; full-text articles from over 1300 regional, national and international newspapers, including the Wall Street Journal; and 1500+ political science journals back to 1974.
  • ProQuest Newsstand
    Full-text articles from over 1400 national and international newspapers, including Spokesman Review, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post. Coverage dates vary title by title, but at best 1980-present.
  • ProQuest Research Library
    Full-text articles from over 3600 journals or magazines (and indexing for about 1500 more titles) going back as far as 1971.
  • PsycARTICLES (EBSCOhost)
    Full-text articles from around 80 psychology journals. Virtually all go back to the first issue of each journal, for example Psychological Review goes back to 1894.
  • PsycINFO (EBSCOhost) --1806-present
    "The largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health" according to its vendor. Indexes over 2,500 journals (in dozens of languages) going back to the 1800s, plus selected book chapters, books, and dissertations.
  • PsycTESTS (EBSCOhost)
    Access around 1000 tests and measures from the American Psychological Association, most of which are immediately downloadable to use for teaching and research. Subject areas include psychology, psychiatry, education, social work, and business
  • PubMed -- 1946-present
    Comprehensive index to all aspects of medicine (covering around 5000 journals) back to 1946. Freely available from the National Library of Medicine, PubMed includes all MEDLINE content, plus additional selected biomedical sources. Look for the "Check for Full Text at EWU" button within individual PubMed records.
  • RCLWeb: Resources for College Libraries
    Descriptions of over 65,000 recommended titles, either books or websites. You can browse core lists of titles, or keyword search for specific titles. Includes Choice book reviews when available.
  • Readers' Guide Full Text (EBSCOhost) -- 1983-present
    Full-text articles from around 250 magazines (and a few journals) for articles on all subjects; indexing for another 200 magazines.
  • Readers' Guide Retrospective (EBSCOhost) -- 1890-1982
    Indexing from around 375 magazines (and a few journals).
  • ReferenceUSA
    Reference USA provides the most up to date business and consumer information. The database includes company directories, financial information, and consumer marketing research.
  • RefWorks
    Online bibliographic citation manager. After registration, you can use this program to import references from research databases into folders, then format them in any of more than 100 citation styles.
  • Regional Business News (EBSCOhost)
    Full-text articles from around 75 regional business journals, newspapers and newswires.
  • RILM Abstracts to Music Literature (EBSCOhost) -- 1967-present
    Comprehensive database for music literature, covering journals, books, dissertations, conference proceedings, etc.
  • Sage Journals Online
    Full-text articles from around 500 social sciences & humanities journals, back to 1999. Indexing only for articles older than 1999 & around 30 journals this library does not subscribe to. Click "Sage Content Available to Me" to limit to full text.
  • Sage Knowledge
    Formerly Sage Reference Online, offers full-text articles from around 50 scholarly encyclopedias, covering a wide range of the social sciences. You may keyword search the entire collection.
  • SB&F Online: Science Books & Films -- see Reference Desk for login
    Reviews of over 9,000 science books and films, from elementary school to college level.
  • SBRnet: Sport Business Research Network
    Access data about the business of sports, from industry market reports, government statistics, facilities, etc.
  • Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science) -- 1995-present
    Indexes articles and analyzes citations from over 8,500 scientific journals back to 1995. To limit to just the sciences, scroll down and under the Current Limits, uncheck the box for Social Sciences Citation Index.
  • ScienceDirect
    Full-text articles from around 160 journals (mainly medical or scientific) and indexing for another 3200 journals. Most of the journals are published by Elsevier, but includes titles from 15 other scientific publishers as well.
  • Searchasaurus (EBSCOhost)
    Search interface designed for elementary students.
  • Smithsonian Institution Research Information System
    "Search over 7.4 million records, with 568,100 images, video and sound files from Smithsonian museums, archives, and libraries." Free resource.
  • Social Sciences Citation Index (Web of Science) -- 1992-present
    Indexes articles and analyzes citations from over 3,000 social sciences journals back to 1992. To limit to just the social sciences, scroll down and under the Current Limits, uncheck the box for Science Citation Index Expanded.
  • Social Sciences Full Text (EBSCOhost) -- 1984-present
    Indexing and abstracts for over 625 social science periodicals, including over 400 peer-reviewed journals. Full text of some 215 journals back to 1995.
  • Social Work Abstracts (EBSCOhost) -- 1965-present
    Selectively indexes over 900 journals for articles relating to social work and human services.
  • SocINDEX with Full Text (EBSCOhost)
    Comprehensive database for sociology, with solid coverage for social work, social psychology, addictions, and criminal justice issues. Full text for 890 journals dating back as far as 1908, with selective text and abstracts for over 3500 others going back as far as 1895, plus numerous books, conference papers, and other monographs.
  • Something About the Author Online (Gale)
    Full-text biographical or autobiographical information for around 12,000 authors and illustrators of children's and young adult books.
  • SportDiscus with Full Text (EBSCOhost)
    Comprehensive database for sports, fitness, sports medicine, and physical education. Full-text articles from around 550 journals and magazines, plus selective indexing for around 1500 titles. Also indexes book chapters and conference proceedings.
  • SpringerLink
    Full-text articles from around 1600 journals (mainly scientific and medical) back to 1997; indexing only for another 900 journals, books, and protocols.
  • Statesman's Yearbook Online
    Covers information on every country in the world, covering key historical events, population, city profiles, social statistics, climate, recent elections, current leaders, defense, international relations, economy, energy and natural resources, industry, international trade, religion, culture, and diplomatic representatives
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States Online Edition
    EWU subscription database. Over 1500 tables of statistics gathered from all federal agencies and other organizations. Sources are at the bottom of each table, so if you cannot find exactly the information sought, at least you should be able to find out what agency will collect statistics on that particular issue.
  • Student Research Center (EBSCOhost)
    Search interface designed for grades 7-12. Search MAS Ultra (full-text articles from around 500 popular magazines), Newspaper Source (selected full-text articles from around 260 U.S. newspapers), and the Columbia Encyclopedia.
  • TeachingBooks.net
    A combination of original author interviews, readings and videos with a structured portal to open-access Web sites on children's literature and literacy.
  • Testing & Education Reference Center (Gale)
    Practice various standardized tests such as GRE, LSAT, MCAT, GMAT, and Praxis. See "Test Preparation" section and go to the "Click here" link. Also includes College and Graduate School Search, to find which schools offer what degree programs.
  • Thinkfinity: Literacy, Education & Technology
    Free website offering lesson plans and educational resources, sponsored by professional organizations. (Evolved from the old "Marco Polo" site.)
  • U.S. Congressional Serial Set -- 1817-1980
    Full-text Congressional reports, documents & journals. As of May 2009, they have completed digitization up to 1969; eventually it will include materials up to 1980.
  • Ulrich's Online
    Describes virtually every current or recently-published journal, magazine, and newspaper in the world. Features include subscription price, contact information, if it is refereed (peer reviewed), and sources for indexing.
  • Urban Studies Abstracts (EBSCOhost) -- 1973-present
    Indexes over 200 journals and a dozen magazines covering urban studies, community development, urban history, and related fields.
  • Wall Street Journal (ProQuest) -- 1984-present
    Full text access to this financial newspaper.
  • Wayfinder: The Catalog of Washington Libraries
    Combined catalog of over 250 Washington public, academic, government, law, medical, corporate, special and tribal libraries.
  • Web of Science -- 1985-present (sciences); 1992-present (social sciences)
    Indexes articles and analyzes citations from over 8,500 scientific journals back to 1995, and another 3,000 social sciences journals back to 1992.
  • Who's Who
    Short, full-text biographical entries on over 1 million persons.
  • Wiley Online
    Full-text access to around 550 (mostly) science journals published by John Wiley & Sons, back to 1997. The database includes citations for another 1500 titles, as well citations for articles older than 1997 of all 2000+ titles.
  • World Almanac (FirstSearch) -- 1998-present
    Quick facts and statistics from four almanacs and the Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia, back to 1998.
  • World Book Online
    Access 7 encyclopedias: World Book Advanced (high school/undergraduates); Kids (elementary); Student (middle/high school); Discover (differentiated instruction); 2 Spanish language & 1 French language.
  • WorldCat (FirstSearch)
    Search a holdings catalog of thousands of libraries across the country and the world. Intended for use with our Interlibrary Loan system with delivery time estimated from one to two weeks. (Can also use EWU WorldCat Catalog for the same information.)
  • Worldwide Political Science Abstracts -- 1975-present
    Covers political science, international relations, law and public administration from around 1500 journals.
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