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  • Academic OneFile
    Offers peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources in the areas of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects.
  • Academic Search Premier
    A multi-disciplinary resource that spans virtually every area of academic study
  • ACS Publications  Icon
    Published by the American Chemical Society, this database offers peer-reviewed articles from journals in the chemical and related sciences. | Watch Video Tutorial
    The catalog and index to the collections of the National Agricultural Library, this database covers materials in all formats and periods, including printed works from as far back as the 15th century.
  • Agriculture Collection
    With broad coverage of agriculture and its related fields, this collection provides a comprehensive view of this growing body of knowledge. Comprised of nearly 200 titles, researchers will have access to current and authoritative content that spans the industry -- from practical aspects of farming to cutting edge scientific research in horticulture.
  • Alt-HealthWatch
    Covers complementary and alternative medicine publications back to 1990
  • America: History & Life
    Complete bibliographic reference to the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present
  • ArchiveGrid
    An index providing nearly 1,000,000 detailed descriptions of library, museum, and archival collections from around the world.
  • Art Full Text
    Indexes and abstracts articles from periodicals relating to all aspects of art published throughout the world. Full-text coverage for selected periodicals is also included.
  • ARTstor  Icon
    Provides more than one million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences. | Watch Video Tutorial | Registration Help
  • Article First
    An index of articles from the contents pages of journals.


  • BioOne  Icon
    An aggregation of the full-texts of high-impact bioscience research journals published by small societies and non-commercial publishers | Watch video tutorial
  • Book Collection: Nonfiction
    A resource aimed at public and school libraries. Includes full text from over 2000 books.
  • Brittanica Online: Academic Edition  Icon
    Includes World Data Analyst, Gateway to the Classics, and Notable Quotations. | Watch video tutorial
  • Business Index ASAP
    Abstracts and full text coverage of banking, investment, companies, industries and new technologies from over 800 titles.
  • Business Insights: Essentials
    Business Insights: Essentials combines all of the content formerly found in Business & Company Resource Center with a new interface designed around the research goals and workflows of your diverse business research community. Easily find information on companies, industries and more in the context of timely news, statistical data, and in-depth reports.
  • Business Source Complete  Icon
    Full text coverage of a wide range of business journals, including over 1,100 peer-reviewed journals. | Watch video tutorial
  • Business Source Complete (Business Searching Interface)
    Provides full text coverage of a wide range of business journals, including over 1100 peer-reviewed journals. The BSI interface has the same rich content but displays different publication types near the top.
  • Business Plans Handbook
    Actual business plans compiled by, and aimed at, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses. Presents sample plans taken from businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries which serve as examples of how to approach, structure and compose business plans.
  • Business Collection
    Business Collection provides coverage of all business disciplines, including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and strategy, as well as business theory and practice. Users will understand the activities of companies and industries worldwide through business and trade publications, complemented by a selection of international, U.S., and regional news publications.


  • Career Library
    Includes tools to explore college and career interests, plan for college or the workforce, and to build résumés.
  • Catalog of Museum Images Online (CAMIO)
    Access to 95,000 art images—photographs, paintings, sculpture, decorative and utilitarian objects, prints, drawings and watercolors, jewelry and costumes, textiles and architecture—plus audio, video and mixed media. All content is rights-cleared for educational use.
  • Chronicle of Higher Education
    Full access to the premier publication for news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators.
  • ClasePeriodica
    This index provides access to Latin American journal article citations and is actually two Spanish-language indexes joined together in one service. The CLASE database indexes over 1200 Latin American journals in the social sciences and the humanities, while the PERIODICA database indexes over 1400 Latin American science and technology journals.
  • Classical Music Library  Icon
    Access recorded classical music from leading recording labels for listening and learning | Watch video tutorial
  • Communication and Mass Media Complete
    Covers journals in communications and mass media, including communication studies and communication science and disorders
  • Communications and Mass Media Collection
    From marketing professionals to students studying for advanced degrees in linguistic theory, this collection provides current and accurate information from more than 100 journals focused on all aspects of the communications field. Key subjects covered include: advertising and public relations, literature and writing, linguistics, and many more.
  • Contemporary Authors
    Provides complete biographical and bibliographical information and references on more than 120,000 U.S. and international authors
  • Credo Online Reference Service
    Credo Online Reference Service helps researchers build context by providing background information and key terms enabling more efficient research.
  • Culinary Arts Collection
    The Culinary Arts collection includes 150 of the major cooking and nutrition magazines. Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.


  • Dictionary of Literary Biography
    Provides nearly 10,000 biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of the world's most influential literary figures from all eras and genres
  • Directory of Open Access Journals
    This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals.
  • Dissertations
    Selectively covers masters theses and dissertations including dissertations from Canada, Great Britain, and Europe.
  • Drama for Students
    Provides critical overviews of the most-studied plays of all time periods, nations, and cultures. Includes discussions of themes, characters, critical reception, dramatic devices and traditions as well as cultural and historical context.



  • Films on Demand
    A streaming video collection containing thousands of educational films and documentaries for all academic disciplines. Content comes from quality publishers like PBS, Meridian, Cambridge Educational, the BBC, National Geographic and more. UM community members have access to over 6,000 titles. Many of the titles are closed captioned.
  • Fine Arts and Music Collection
    With more than 100 full-text magazines and journals covered in databases such as the Wilson Art Index and RILM, this collection will provide your students with resources to support research in areas such as drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.
  • Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
    Includes 25,000 full text encyclopedic entries that are searchable by subject or keywords. Audience: middle school through college, general public.


  • Gale PowerSearch
    Accesses all Gale databases with a single search engine.
  • Gale Student Edition
    Now with over 1100 titles, cross searchable with E-Books, this periodical database is designed for high-school students with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers, podcasts, and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    A database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
  • Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture Collection
    Farmers, landscape architects, and biotechnologists alike will have their information appetites sated with this collection of nearly 50 journals focused specifically on key issues in gardening, landscaping, and other areas of horticulture. A fertile and growing collection, this collection includes content relating to both the practical aspects as well as the scientific theory of horticulture studies.
  • General OneFile
    A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.
  • General Reference Center Gold
    Provides one-stop access to general interest magazines, business periodicals, reference books, maps, historical images, and newspaper articles.
  • General Science Collection
    A collection of over 1,000 peer-reviewed journals, providing researchers with the information needed to stay current on the latest scientific developments.
  • Google Scholar
    Use Google's search capability to locate scholarly materials
  • Government Printing Office (GPO)
    The U.S. Government Printing Office disseminates official information from all three branches of the Federal Government.
  • GreenFILE
    GreenFILE 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.
    The Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources focuses on the physical, social, and economic aspects of environmental issues. Portals include authoritative analysis, academic journals, news, case studies, legislation, conference proceedings, primary source documents, statistics, and rich multimedia. Use Browse Issues and Topics, World Map, Basic Search or Advanced Search to explore the database.


  • Health Source: Consumer Edition
    Provides access to nearly 300 full text, consumer health periodicals and other health information written for the health consumer
  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
    Provides more than 550 scholarly full text journals, including nearly 450 peer-reviewed journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Also featured are abstracts and indexing for more than 800 journals
  • HighWire Press
    Offers over two million free full-text articles across a wide range of academic disciplines.
  • Historical Abstracts
    Complete reference guide to the history of the world from 1450 to the present (excluding the United States and Canada, which are covered in America: History and Life).
  • History Reference Center
    Full text from more than 650 history reference books and encyclopedias, cover to cover full text from nearly 60 history magazines, 58,000 historical documents, 43,000 biographies and 12,000 historical photos, maps and other images.
  • Home Improvement Collection
    Even the smallest home improvement project can be daunting: with this collection of nearly 100 home improvement focused titles, hobbyists and professional carpenters alike will immediately put their projects on a more solid foundation. Coverage includes such topics as architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and many more.
  • Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection
    With current and relevant content from over 500 industry journals, this collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism field, while also allowing for focused study of specialized aspects of the industry - including cultural aspects of travel, leisure activities, economic aspects of tourism, and more.


  • Informe!
    Provides magazine articles in Spanish to meet the needs of the Hispanic community.
  • InfoTrac General OneFile
    Provides access to periodical and news information on a diverse set of topics, including humanities, education, business, science, current events, art, politics, economics, social science, law, health care, computers, technology, environmental issues, and general interest topics.
  • InfoTrac Student Edition
    Designed for high school students, with access to a variety of magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.


  • Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory & Criticism
    Contains nearly 300 alphabetically arranged entries and subentries on critics and theorists, critical schools and movements, and the critical and theoretical innovations of specific countries and historical periods.
    Includes both the Arts & Sciences and Language & Literature Collections. Includes archives of over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, literary criticism, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work.


  • Kids InfoBits
    Kids InfoBits meets the needs of young students with simple, quick access to curriculum-related information on current events, arts, sciences, health, people, government, sports, history and more.
  • Kids Search
    The Kids Search interface combines the EBSCOhost search engine with a child-friendly, graphically-rich design.


  • LegalTrac
    Indexes 875 titles, many with full text articles, including all major law reviews, law journals, specialty law and bar association journals, and legal newspapers. Law-related Legal journals are selected using criteria developed by the American Association of Law Libraries. Additional full text articles are included from over 1,000 business and general interest titles.
  • LexisNexis Academic
    LexisNexis Academic provides access to full-text news, business, and legal publications, using a variety of flexible search options.
  • Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)
    Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) indexes more than 600 periodicals, plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s. Audience: media specialists, college, general public.
  • Literature Resource Center  Icon
    Contains critical and biographical information on literary figures in a wide variety of genres and throughout history. | Watch Video Tutorial
  • Literature Resources from Gale (Artemis Literary Sources)
    Searches literature databases including LitFinder, Literature Resource Center, Scribner Writers Series, and Twayne's Author Series.
  • LitFinder
    Locate poetry, plays, essays, short stories and speeches in publications. Also includes biographical information on authors.
  • Literature Criticism Online
    Contains more than 11,000 critical essays on contemporary authors. Search by entering author name, title of work, nationality, subject/genre, ethnicity, critic name, and more.


  • MasterFILE Premier
    Provides full text for more than 2,050 general periodicals covering a broad range of disciplines including general reference, business, education, health, general science, multi-cultural issues and much more.
  • MathSciNet
    A comprehensive database covering the world's mathematical literature since 1940, including reviews of mathematical research from the Mathematical Reviews database.
    Online database of 11 million citations and abstracts from health and medical journals and other news sources.
  • MedlinePlus
    Online database of 11 million citations and abstracts from health and medical journals and other news sources.
  • Mental Measurements Yearbook
    Contains fulltext information about and reviews of all English-language standardized tests covering educational skills, personality, vocational aptitude, psychology, and related areas
  • Military and Government
    Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, this database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of these sites.
  • MLA Directory of Periodicals
    Contains detailed information on over 5,500 journals, with 4,400 currently indexed in MLA International Bibliography. The entries include editorial contact information, as well as frequency, circulation, subscription prices and submission guidelines.
  • MLA International Bibliography
    Produced by the Modern Language Association, the electronic version of the bibliography dates back to the 1920's and contains over 2.3 million citations from more than 4,400 journals & series and 1,000 book publishers.


  • Newspaper Source
    Provides selected full text from 25 US and international newspapers.
  • New York Times, Historical  Icon
    Contains citations, abstracts and full text of the New York Times from 1851 to 2008. | Watch Video Tutorial
  • Nineteenth Century British Pamphlets
    More than 20,000 pamphlets from UK research libraries focus on the socio-political and economic history of 19th century Britain.
  • Novels for Students
    Provides critical overviews of novels from various cultures and time periods. Includes discussions of plot, characters, themes and structure as well as the work's cultural and historical significance.



  • PapersFirst
    Covers every published congress, symposium, conference, exposition, workshop and meeting received by The British Library Document Supply Centre.
  • Personal Finance
    Personal Finance eBooks
  • Philosopher's Index
    The Philosopher's Index provides indexing and abstracts from books and journals of philosophy and related fields. It covers the areas of ethics, aesthetics, social philosophy, political philosophy, epistemology, logic, and metaphysics, as well as material on the philosophy of law, religion, science, history, education, and language.
  • Points of View Reference Center
    Coverage of 270 topics with overviews, point and counterpoint essays, and Critical Thinking Guides for further research.
  • Proceedings
    Covers every published congress, symposium, conference, exposition, workshop and meeting received by The British Library Document Supply Centre.
  • Professional Development Collection
    Designed for professional educators. Includes full text for more than 550 education and library science journals. This database also provides full text for 167 education pamphlets and scholarly monographs.
  • Project MUSE  Icon
    Project MUSE's Standard Collection is an interdisciplinary collection of nearly 350 high quality, peer reviewed journals concentrated in the humanities and social sciences. | Watch Video Tutorial
  • ProQuest Newspapers
    Includes ProQuest Newsstand, Atlanta Journal & Constitution, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post.
    PsycARTICLES is a database of full-text articles from journals published by the American Psychological Association, the APA Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association, and Hogrefe Publishing Group.
  • PsycINFO
    Contains nearly two million citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books and dissertations, all in the field of psychology
  • PubChem
    PubChem provides information on the biological activities of small molecules. It is a component of NIH's Molecular Libraries Roadmap Initiative.
  • PubMed Central (Full Participant titles)
    A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes over 18 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to 1948. PubMed includes links to full text articles and other related resources.


  • RILM Abstracts of Music Literature
    Offers a broad international coverage of music related works from articles, books, bibliographies, dissertations, film & video to concert reviews and recording notes
  • Regional Business News
    Full-text for over 100 regional U.S. and Canadian business publications including newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, trade publications, and magazines.


  • Scholarships, Fellowships & Loans
    Scholarships, Fellowships & Loans eBooks
  • SciFinder Registration
    Use this link to register for SciFinder access.
  • SciFinder Login
    SciFinder is a research discovery application that provides unlimited access to the world's most comprehensive and authoritative source of references, substances and reactions in chemistry and related sciences. Registration is required.
  • Scribner Writers Online
    Includes over 2,000 essays on authors and literary genres, taken from the Scribner print series.
  • SIRS Discoverer
    Interactive reference tool of full text articles and images from 1,100 magazines for young readers.
  • SPORTDiscus
    Offers comprehensive, bibliographic coverage of sport, fitness and related disciplines
  • STN/Chemical Abstracts (Contact Dr. Houston Byrd)
    Contact Dr. Houston Byrd for access. STN is an online database service that provides global access to published research, journal literature, patents, structures, sequences, properties, and other data.
  • Student Research Center
    The Student Research Center provides students in secondary schools with the most appropriate research tools for easily obtaining the information that they seek from their EBSCO databases.


  • Teacher Reference Center
    Providing indexing and abstracts for 280 peer-reviewed journals, Teacher Reference Center (TRC) covers subjects including assessment, best practices, current pedagogical research, school administration, teacher education, and more
  • TED Talks
    Search over 1900 filmed talks related to technology, education, and design.
  • Twayne's Authors Online
    Twayne's Authors offers the full-text of 200 frequently used Twayne Literary Masters books on individual World, US, or English authors, for a total of 600 individual full-text titles.


  • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory
    A source of bibliographic and publisher information on more than 300,000 periodicals of all types — academic and scholarly journals, Open Access publications, peer-reviewed titles, popular magazines, newspapers, newsletters, and more from around the world.


  • Vocational and Career Collection
    Full text coverage for vocational and technical programs. Includes nearly 340 trade and industry-related periodicals.
  • Vocations and Careers Collection
    Offering content from nearly 400 journals, this collection provides content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.


  • World Shakespeare Bibliography Online
    A searchable electronic database consisting of the most comprehensive record of Shakespeare-related scholarship and theatrical productions published or produced worldwide.
  • World Almanac
    A fundamental reference source for students, library patrons, library reference staff, and scholars alike.
  • WorldCat
    WorldCat is a global network of library content and services. Use this database to search for books, articles, videos, sound recordings, etc., in other libraries.
  • World Data Analyst
    From Britannica, World Data Analyst offers quick and easy comparisons of the countries of the world.
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