Databases





DATABASE TITLE FULL DESCRIPTION COVERAGE FULL TEXT
Academic Search Premier Academic Search Premier is a general academic index that indexes more than 8,200 magazines and journals from every academic discipline and provides the full-text of more than 4,600. Mobile site 1984-present; fulltext, 1990-present partial
Ad*Access The Ad*Access Project, funded by the Duke Endowment "Library 2000" Fund, presents images and database information for over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955. Ad*Access concentrates on five main subject areas: Radio, Television, Transportation, Beauty and Hygiene, and World War II, providing a coherent view of a number of major campaigns and companies through images preserved in one particular advertising collection available at Duke University. The advertisements are from the J. Walter Thompson Company Competitive Advertisements Collection of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising, and Marketing History in Duke University's Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library. 1911 - 1955 yes
Ambrose Digital A continually growing collection of 575 videos, all closed captioned, and spanning many subject areas, from the BBC Shakespeare Plays to Nature's Microworlds and more. - -
Archive Finder Directory of archives and manuscript collections in the United States with descriptions of a repository's holdings. Repository records include phone and fax numbers, hours of service, materials solicited, email and home page URLs when available. Each collection record links to its corresponding repository record. Integrates records from NUCMC (National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections), 1959-1995; NIDS (National Inventory of Documentary Sources in the United States); and Directory of Archives and Manuscript Repositories in the United States. N/A partial
ArchiveGrid Descriptions of archival holdings and special collections of manuscripts and other primary source materials nationwide. Includes full text finding aids describing the contents of archival collections at various libraries, museums, and archival repositories throughout the U.S. with links to the repositories. 00-present partial
ArticleFirst The ArticleFirst database indexes articles from the table of contents of nearly 12500 journals, along with a list of libraries holding the journal title. 1990-present partial
BASE (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine) BASE is one of the world's most voluminous search engines especially for academic open access web resources and is operated by Bielefeld University Library. BASE collects, normalizes, and indexes data from repository servers that use use the "Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting" (OAI-PMH) for providing their contents. BASE provides more than 36 million documents from more than 2,200 sources. You can access full text for about 75% of the indexed documents. - -
Books in Print BIP provides current bibliographic information and prices for books published and distributed in the U.S. Forthcoming books six months in advanced are included. Many records include published reviews. Lists prize winners. Includes publishers directory. 1979 - current partial
C19: The Nineteenth Century Index C19 Index draws on the strength of established indexes such as the Nineteenth Century Short Title Catalogue (NSTC), The Wellesley Index, Poole's Index, Periodicals Index Online and the Cumulative Index to Niles' Register 1811–1849 to create integrated bibliographic coverage of over 1.7 million books and official publications, 70,000 archival collections and 22.7 million articles published in over 2,500 journals, magazines and newspapers. C19 Index now provides integrated access to 13 bibliographic indexes, including more than three million records from British Periodicals Collections I and II, together with the expanded online edition of the Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century Journalism (DNCJ). 19th Century -
Credo Reference Online reference library provides advanced searching and full-text of hundreds of dictionaries and encyclopedias in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Cross-reference links and interactive concept maps provide answers and enable further exploration of topics. Images include 17,000 works of art from the Bridgemann Art Library Archive. ancient - current yes
Current Contents Connect The Current Contents Connect database provides access to the tables of contents and bibliographic data from current issues of the world's leading scholarly research journals and books in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities; also includes relevant evaluated Web sites and documents. 1998-present -
Digital Commons Network The Digital Commons Network brings together scholarship from hundreds of universities and colleges, providing open access to peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work. This constantly growing body of publications is curated by university librarians and their supporting institutions, and represents thousands of disciplines and subject areas from Architecture to Zoology. - -
Dissertations & Theses With more than 2 million entries, PQD&T is the single, central, authoritative resource for information about doctoral dissertations and master's theses. 1861-present partial
Gale Virtual Reference Library Database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources. Fully searchable across all files by single or multiple titles, by keyword, ISBN, or full text. varies by title yes
Google Scholar Searches for scholarly materials such as peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from broad areas of research. It includes a variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles available across the web. - -
HathiTrust A growing collection of several million scanned books, journals, and other digital resources, comparable to Google Books. Benefits include full-text and advanced bibliographic search capabilities, and full PDF downloading of works in the public domain (26% of the collection). HathiTrust is a partnership of more than 50 major research libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future. It ingests digital content from its partner institutions as well as from Google, the Internet Archive, and Microsoft. In some cases, books that are only available in snippet view through Google Books are full text at HathiTrust, which is actively investigating the copyright status of works published up to 1964. Hathi (pronounced HAH-tee) is the Hindi word for elephant, a symbol of memory, wisdom, and strength. 15th c. - 21st c. partial
INSPIRE INSPIRE offers access to a full range of commercial databases and other electronic resources to support the educational, cultural, personal and economic interests of Hoosiers from their homes, offices, libraries, schools and businesses in Indiana. - yes
JSTOR Full-text digital archive of over 700 scholarly journals, especially strong in Social Sciences, Humanities, Economics, and Mathematics. - -
LexisNexis Academic Provides full text access to federal and state court cases and laws, European Union law, patents, tax law, law review articles, newspaper articles, and additional reference information. Includes U.S. Supreme Court opinions from 1789 to present. varies partial
MAS Fulltext Ultra This comprehensive database, designed specifically for high school libraries, contains full text for more than 500 popular, high school magazines. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for 85,670 biographies and over 107,000 primary source documents, an Image collection of 510,000 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and expanded full text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines. 1985-present partial
MasterFILE Premier Provides indexing and abstracts for nearly 2,780 periodicals and full text coverage for nearly 1,860 general reference, business, consumer health, general science, and multi-cultural periodicals. 1984-present##fulltext, 1990-present partial
OmniFile Full Text Mega Wilson OmniFile: Full Text Mega Edition is a multi-disciplinary database providing indexing, abstracts, and full text from six of Wilson's full-text databases: Education Full Text, General Science Full Text, Humanities Full Text, Readers' Guide Full Text, Social Sciences Full Text, and Wilson Business Full Text. Full-text articles from five additional databases are also included when available. Indexing begins in 1982, abstracts in 1984, and full-text coverage in 1994. partial text: 1982-present##full-text: 1994-present partial
Oxford Reference Online Searchable full-text of more than 150 reference books published by Oxford University Press on many subjects in the arts, history, and sciences. Includes dictionaries, encyclopedias, and several of the Oxford Companion series; images, timelines, and subject links to web resources. - yes
Periodicals Archive Online PAO provides online access to over 700 periodicals that are indexed in its companion database, Periodicals Index Online, which indexes over 6,000 journals and is accessible from the PAO homepage. PAO contains the full-text backfiles of over 700 journals, including many in foreign languages. It also indexes and links to articles in JSTOR. 1665 - 2000 yes
Project Muse Project MUSE is a unique collaboration between libraries and publishers providing 100% full-text, affordable and user-friendly online access to high quality humanities, arts, and social sciences journals from scholarly publishers.  1990-current yes
ProQuest Research Library This database provides one-stop access to more than 4,000 periodicals from one of the broadest, most inclusive general reference databases ProQuest has to offer. Search from a highly-respected, diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications and magazines covering over 150 academic disciplines. - -
Readers' Guide Full Text & Retrospective Database containing comprehensive indexing of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and reflects the history of 20th century America. Provides indexing and full text articles from both the popular press and peer reviewed journals. Indexing from 1983 to the present, with full text coverage as far back as 1994 for some titles. 1890-1982; 1983-current no
Scopus The largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed research literature. With over 19,000 titles from more than 5,000 international publishers, Scopus supports research needs in the scientific, technical, medical, social sciences, and the arts and humanities. - -
TOPICsearch A selective index to full text articles on current issues from over 2700 newspapers, magazines, biographies, public opinion polls, and government information. 1992-present yes
Ulrichsweb.com Ulrichsweb.com is the authoritative source of detailed information on periodicals of all types -- academic and scholarly journals, Open Access publications, peer-reviewed titles, popular magazines, newspapers, newsletters, and more from around the world. current partial
WorldCat OCLC WorldCat database is the OCLC online catalog. It contains over 43 million records describing library holdings. 1000 A.D. - present partial