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General Databases

  • Academic Search Complete  
    Designed specifically for academic institutions, Academic Search Complete is the world's most comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,300 full-text periodicals, including 4,400 peer-reviewed journals...
    JSTOR is an interdisciplinary database of academic journals, most of which are 3-5 years old in nature. Use the Advanced Search to limit to a particular subject & check the box "Include only content I can access" to find articles in full-text.
  • MasterFILE  
    Index, abstracts, and full text covering nearly all subjects including general reference, business, health, and much more. Designed for a general (as opposed to academic) audience.
  • EJC OhioLINK's Electronic Journal Center
  • Points of View Reference Center
    Full-text magazine, news, & reference articles on popular, pro-con issues.

Newspaper Databases

Databases for Business Technologies

Databases for Center for Innovative Technologies

Databases for Health & Public Safety

  • CINAHL  
    Index, abstracts, and full text of the literature of nursing and allied health.
  • OVID Nursing & Allied Health
    Full-text articles of core Nursing & Health journals, including the American Journal of Nursing (AJN), the Journal of Nutrition, & many more.
  • Alt HealthWatch  
    Index, abstracts, and full text covering complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness
  • Consumer Health Complete
    Geared towards the consumer, this database includes Drug & Herb Information, Fact Sheets & Pamphlets, Images & Diagrams, News & Magazines, & Alternative Sources.
  • Criminal Justice Abstracts w/Full Text
    Contains more than 200,000 records & cover-to-cover coverage of hundreds of titles in Criminal Justice, Criminal Law & Procedure, Corrections & Prisons, Police & Policing, & more.
  • Health Source: Consumer Edition  
    Information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.
  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition  
    Index, abstracts, and full text focusing on many medical disciplines, particularly nursing and allied health.
  • Medline Plus
    Information on a drug or supplement, latest treatments, the meanings of words, & medical videos or illustrations. You can also get links to the latest medical research or find out about clinical trials on a disease or condition.
  • Medline (PubMed)
    PubMed indexes articles in a broad range of preclinical and clinical disciplines. It is the version of MEDLINE that the National Library of Medicine makes available for free, and contains a collection of newer articles that are not yet indexed and included in other versions of MEDLINE.
  • SPORTDiscus  
    Index, abstracts and full text of articles and other publications on sport, fitness and related disciplines.

Databases for Humanities & Sciences

  • Access Science
    Includes articles & background information on a wide range of topics, including Biology, Botony, Engineering, Environmental Science, Food Science & Technology, and more.
  • Art Full Text  
    Index, abstracts, and full text for articles in art.
  • America History & Life  
    Index and abstracts of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present.
  • Communication & Mass Media Complete  
    Index, abstracts, and full text for journals in communication and mass media.
  • Education Research Complete  
    Index, abstracts and full text of articles and other publications in education research.
  • ERIC  
    Educational Resources Information Center. EBSCOhost Interface. Index and abstracts of articles, books, and documents covering education research and practice.
  • Film & Television Literature Index  
    Index, abstracts, and full text of articles related to film and television.
  • Gender Studies Database  
    Index and abstracts for publications covering gender-engaged scholarship.
  • Google Scholar (Public)
    Search for articles or legal issues. If full-text is not available, try using one of our databases to locate the cited article. If you are doing legal research, be sure to check the box for "Legal Documents".
  • Historical Abstracts  
    Index and abstracts to articles covering world history from 1450 to present (excluding U.S. and Canada).
  • Humanities International Complete  
    Index, abstracts, and full text for journals, books and other resources in the humanities.
  • International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance  
    Index, abstracts, and full text for articles and other publications on all aspects of theater and performance.
  • International Political Science Abstracts  
    Index and abstracts of articles from political science journals.
  • LGBT Life  
    Index, abstracts and full text of articles on LGBT issues.
  • Literary Reference Center  
    Information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes.
  • MathSciNet  
    Index and summaries of articles and books on mathematical research.
  • MLA International Bibliography  
    Index to books and articles published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics.
  • Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection  
    Index, abstracts, and full text covering topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry and psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods.
  • PsycINFO  
    Abstracts and citations to the scholarly literature in the psychological, social, behavioral, and health sciences.
  • Religion and Philosophy Collection  
    Index, abstracts, and full text covering such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.
  • RILM Abstracts of Music Literature  
    Index and abstracts of articles, books, dissertations, conferences, and other literature on music. [Note: Six simultaneous users limit per institution.]
  • SocINDEX  
    Index, abstracts, and full text for articles and other publications in sociology.
  • Science Reference Center
    Magazine & reference articles covering all categories of Applied, Earth, Life, & Physical Sciences. Also includes Space Sciences, Astronomy, & Scientists.
  • Women's Studies International  
    Index and abstracts for publications covering Women's Studies.


If you are looking for a specific journal, please visit our Journals A-Z site.


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