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Reference Databases

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Britannica Academic Edition & Merriam-Webster Dictionary
Updated online encyclopedia with hundreds of thousands of articles, biographies, videos, images, etc..

CREDO Reference
Millions of articles covering every major subject, plus topic pages and Research Quick Tips tutorials.
What are Topic Pages?
Funk & Wagnall’s New World Encyclopedia
Updated annually with over 25,000 images, brief biographies, and information on many topics.
Basic Search Video

MLA Handbook Plus
Includes the searchable full text of the MLA Handbook (9th ed.) as well as the MLA Guide to Digital Literacy, the MLA Guide to Undergraduate Research in Literature, and a companion video course series.

Salem Press Reference
Reference book collection including literature, history, science, health, and business & careers.
Intro Video

Multi-Subject Databases

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Academic Search Complete
Supports high-level research on academic topics with peer-reviewed journals, full-text periodicals, reports, books, and more.
Basic Search
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CQ Researcher
Full-length articles on important issues, each with an overview, historical background, chronology, and pro/con feature.
QuickIntro Video
Films on Demand Master Academic Collection
Comprehensive educational video library with unlimited access to thousands of videos to support student research and teaching.

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Gale in Context: Global Issues
Analyze important global issues and events through topic overviews, international viewpoints, news, and multimedia content.
Topic Pages Video
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Scholarly content in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.
How to Search JSTOR

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MAS Ultra School Edition
Full text for nearly 500 popular high school magazines on a wide-range of subject areas.
Basic Search
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MasterFile Premier
Full text for magazines, reference books, and primary source documents plus an image collection containing photos, maps & flags.
Basic Search
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Newspaper Source
Full text for nearly 45 national (U.S.) and international newspapers, and more than 315 regional (U.S.) newspapers.
Basic Search
Professional Development Collection
Includes full text for nearly 500 high-quality education journals.
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Single-Subject Databases

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Access Science
Online version of McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology with links to primary research material, videos and animations.

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APA PsycInfo
Peer reviewed articles and abstracts centered on psychology and the social and behavioral sciences.
Finding Articles Video

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Bloom's Literature Online
Definitive source for literary analysis, criticism, and research. Exclusive content and curation by award-winning literary critic and professor Harold Bloom.

      X  Literature
Business Source Elite
Full-text coverage for more than 1,100 business periodicals, from general magazines to trade publications and top management journals.
Basic Search Video
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CINAHL Plus with Full Text
Full text articles from over 700 nursing and allied health journals plus Evidence-Based Care Sheets and Quick Lessons - concise overviews of diseases and conditions.
Advanced Search Video
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Consumer Health Complete
Comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content, supports information needs of patients.
Consumer Health Video Tutorial
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Access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index.
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Gale Business Insights: Essentials
Find information on companies, industries and more in the context of timely news, statistical data, and in-depth reports.
Video Tutorial
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Gale in Context: Science
Understand context for hundreds of science topics through overviews, journals, news, interactive experiments, and more.
Topic Pages Video
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Gale in Context: U.S. History
Uncover information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in U.S. history from a variety of sources.
Topic Pages Video
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Gale Literature Resource Center
Gale’s most current, comprehensive, and reliable online literature resource, offering a range of authors and their works, including a deep collection of full-text critical and literary analysis for literary studies.

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Health Source Consumer Edition
Access to more than 80 full-text consumer health magazines, current health-related pamphlets and full-text health reference books.
Basic SearchVideo
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Health Source Nursing Edition
Covers an array of relevant topics, including pediatric nursing, critical care, mental health, nursing management, medical law and many more.
Basic Search Video
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Military & Government Collection
Full text, indexing, and abstracting for journals and periodicals with content pertinent to branches of the military and government.
Basic Search Video
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Nursing Current Concepts and Practices Video Collection
Curated collection of videos published within the past five years to help nursing students excel in their studies, pass licensure exams, and prepare for long-term job success.

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OVID Nursing Community College Basic
Full-text access to AJN: American Journal of Nursing; Home Healthcare Now; Nursing; Nursing Critical Care; and Nursing Made Incredibly Easy! plus citations, references, and abstracts for hundreds of scientific, technical, and medical journals. Click on the Journals tab in the blue tool bar to see the list of titles in this collection.

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PubMed Central
Free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the National Library of Medicine.
PMC Help Guide

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Regional Business News
Coverage for full-text business publications on a regional level for the United States and Canada.
Basic Search Video
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Primary Source Databases

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Antiquated Archives - Drama, Humor, and Fine Arts Periodicals, 1764-1877
Collection of periodicals detailing American history and culture from the late 17th century through the late 19th century.

Archival Films & Newsreels
A collection of archival and historical films from multiple sources, from before World War I to the present.

Digital library with 1.8 million images from some of the world’s top museums, artists, libraries, scholars, and photo archives.
ARTStore LibGuides
Fine Arts
Black Thought and Culture
1,303 sources by 1,210 authors, covering the non-fiction published works of leading African Americans.

Social Science
Civil War Primary Source Documents
Archive that captures various accounts of the Civil War as it was experienced on land and at sea.

Gateway to North America
Over 800,000 pages of content from the New-York Historical Society, chronicles the people and organizations of New York City from the late 18th through the early 20th century.

Historical Statistics of the United States
Standard source for the quantitative facts of American history. Create and download customizable tables to suit your interest and information need.

Illinois Digital Sanborne Maps
The Sanborn Maps of Illinois, 1867-1970, created for fire insurance companies, now useful in charting the development of cities and towns over many years.

Revolutionary War Era Orderly Books from the New-York Historical Society
Handwritten volumes documenting military orders, movements and engagements by brigade, regiment, company and other specific military units between 1748 and 1817.

Saskia Art Images
30,000 digital images of paintings, sculpture and architecture, including images from many important collections.

Fine Arts
Women and Social Movements in the United States 1600-2000 (Scholars Edition)
Seeks to advance scholarly debates and understanding about U.S. history in general ,with insights of women's history in particular.

Social Science