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Start with these general multidiscipline databases:

Academic Search Complete

ProQuest Research Library

Films on Demand

Credo Reference

Academic Search Complete

Research Library

Films on Demand

Credo Reference

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Academic Search Complete

Academic Search Complete: Find newspaper, magazine, trade, and scholarly articles covering a wide range of popular academic subjects.

 

Films on Demand

Films on Demand: Find and watch online streaming videos on a variety of topics from top quality educational filmmakers and news shows.

 

Research Library

Research Library: Find articles covering a wide range of popular academic subjects.

 

Statista

Statista: Find statistics.

 

Agriculture

Agricola

Agricola: Find articles covering all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines, including veterinary sciences, forestry, and aquaculture.

 

Books & eBooks

ebrary CCC

eBrary College Complete Collection: Find electronic books covering a wide range of popular academic subjects in community colleges.

 

eBooks Ebsco CCC

EBSCO eBooks: Community College Collection: Find electronic books covering a wide range of popular academic subjects in community colleges.

 

Hathi Trust

Hathi Trust Digital Library: Hathi Trust is a partnership of academic & research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.

 

National Academies Press

National Academies Press: The National Academies Press (NAP) publishes more than 200 books a year on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and medicine.

 

Business

ABI Inform

ABI Inform: Trade & Industry: Find business, trade, and industry information.

 

Business Source Complete

Business Source Complete: Find articles and publications covering a wide range of business and industry topics.

 

Global Road Warrior

Global Road Warrior: Find comprehensive reports on 175 countries that focus on information of interest to travelers and businesses.

 

Lexis Nexis Academic

Lexis Nexis Academic: Find legal news, company & industry information, and current news (includes newspaper, radio, and TV transcripts).

 

National Newspapers

National Newspapers & US Newsstream: Find articles from Los Angeles Times, New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and publications in the US Newsstream collection.

 

Regional Business News

Regional Business News: Find business news in nearly 100 regional US and Canadian business publications.

 

StatistaStatista: Find statistics.

 

 

Careers & Occupational Information

Vocational and Career CollectionVocational and Career Collection: Find career and industry-related articles.

 

WOIS

Washington Occupational Information System (WOIS): Find career information and educational programs and schools to help you achieve your goals.

 

Computers & Technology

Computer Source

Computer Source: Find articles with the latest information and current trends in high technology.

 

Controversial Issues

CQ Researcher

CQ Researcher: Find background information and analysis of social issues and controversial topics.

 

Opposing Viewpoints

Opposing Viewpoints in Context: Find the pro/con viewpoints to controversial topics.

 

TOPICsearchTOPICsearch: Find articles and explore popular topics in today's world.

 

Cultural Studies

CultureGrams

CultureGrams: Find reports on over 180 countries of the world focusing on culture and customs.

 

Global Road Warrior

Global Road Warrior: Find comprehensive reports on 175 countries that focus on information of interest to travelers and businesses.

 

Easy Reading Level

These databases are NOT appropriate for college level research.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia: Easy to read encyclopedia designed for elementary school students.

 

MAS Ultra-School Edition

MAS Ultra-School Edition: Find high school level information.

 

 

MasterFILE Complete

MasterFILE Complete: Designed for the general public. Find articles and other on a wide range of public interest topics.

 

Middle Search Plus

Middle Search Plus: Designed for Middle School. All full text articles, including biographies, are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).

 

Primary Search

Primary Search: Designed for elementary school students. All articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).

 

Education

ERIC

ERIC: Find education literature and resources in the Education Resource Information Center.

 

Professional Development CollectionProfessional Development Collection: Find articles and reports covering a wide range of education topics relevant to professional educators.

 

Environment

GreenFILE

GreenFILE: Find articles that draw the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines.

 

Health & Medicine

AHFS

AHFS Consumer Medication Information: Find patient drug information written in lay language for consumers.

 

Alt HealthWatch

Alt HealthWatch: Find articles on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic, and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.

 

CINAHL

CINAHL Full Text: Find articles covering a wide range of nursing and allied health topics.

 

Clinical Simulation in Nursing

Clinical Simulation in Nursing: Full text access to the Clinical Simulation in Nursing journal.

 

Family Health

Family Health: Find articles covering a range of health topics.

 

 

MEDLINE

MEDLINE: Find articles on a wide range of biomedical topics.

 

 

PubMed

PubMed (FREE): Find biomedial literature from MEDLINE, PubMed Central, and NCBI Bookshelf.

 

Law

Legal Collection

Legal Collection: Find articles in scholarly law journals.

 

Lexis Nexis Academic

Lexis Nexis Academic: Find legal news, company & industry information, and current news (includes newspaper, radio, and TV transcripts).

 

Literature

Literature Resource Center

Literature Resource Center & Literary Criticism Online: Find full-text articles on authors, their works, and literary movements. Includes complete sets of Contemporary Literary Criticism and 20th Century Literary Criticism.

Military & Government

Military & Government Collection

Military & Government Collection: Find articles and current news about all branches of the US military and government.

 

Newspapers

America's NewsNewsBank America's News: Find newspaper articles and news video clips from over 1,890 US news sources in the local area and nationwide. Includes The Olympian and Seattle Times.

National Newspapers & US Newsstream

National Newspapers & US Newsstream: Find articles from Los Angeles TimesNew York TimesThe Christian Science MonitorThe Wall Street JournalThe Washington Post, and publications in the US Newsstream collection.

 

Newspaper SourceNewspaper Source: Find news articles in US national and regional newspapers as well as international newspapers.

 

LexisNexisLexisNexis: Find current news in newspapers and news transcripts from radio and TV. Includes local news from international countries in the English language.

 

Online Films

Films on DemandFilms on Demand: Find and watch online streaming videos on a variety of topics from top quality educational filmmakers and news shows.

 

KanopyKanopy: Find and watch online streaming movies, documentaries, and indie and foreign films focused on unique social and cultural themes (Note: Best viewed with Firefox browser).

 

Psychology

PsycArticles

PsycArticles: Find articles covering a wide range of psychology topics.

 

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences CollectionPsychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection: Find articles covering a wide range of psychology and vehavioral sciences topics.

 

Reference (Dictionaries & Encyclopedias)

Credo ReferenceCredo Reference: Find definitions and background information for your topic from over 600 respected dictionaries and encyclopedias.

 

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library: Find a selection of individually purchased online encyclopedias and dictionaries on a variety of academic topics.

 

Religion & Philosophy

Religion and Philosophy CollectionReligion and Philosophy Collection: Find articles covering a wide range of topics in the religion and philosophy disciplines.

 

Sciences

DOAJ

Directory of Open Access Journals (FREE): Find all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content.

 

PLOS Biology

PLOS Biology (FREE): PLOS Biology (eISSN-1545-7885) is an open access, peer reviewed general biology jounral. New articles are published online weekly.

 

PLOS One

PLOS One (FREE): PLOS ONE (eISSN-1932-6203) is an international, peer reviewed, open access, online publication that covers all scientific disciplines.

 

Spanish Language Articles

Fuente Academica: Find Spanish language scholarly articles covering all major academic subjects from Latin America, Portugal, and Spain.

 

MedicLatina

MedicLatina: Find Spanish language scholarly research articles on a wide range of medical topics.

 

Statistics

StatistaStatista: Find statistics.

 

Databases A-Z

 

ABI Inform

 

ABI Inform: Trade & Industry: Find business, trade, and industry information.

Academic Search Complete

Academic Search Complete: Find newspaper, magazine, trade, and scholarly articles covering a wide range of popular academic subjects.

AHFS

AHFS Consumer Medication Information: Find patient drug information written in lay language for consumers.

Agricola

Agricola: Find articles covering all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines, including veterinary sciences, forestry, and aquaculture.

Alt HealthWatch

Alt Healthwatch: Find articles on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic, and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.

Business Source Complete

Business Source Complete: Find articles and publications covering a wide range of business and industry topics.

CINAHL

CINAHL Full Text: Find articles covering a wide range of nursing and allied health topics.

Clinical Simulation in Nursing

Clinical Simulation in Nursing: Full text access to the Clinical Simulation in Nursing journal.

Computer Source

Computer Source: Find articles with the latest information and current trend in high technology.

CQ Researcher

CQ Researcher: Find background information and analysis of social issues and controversial topics.

Credo Reference

Credo Reference: Find definitions and background information from over 600 respected dictionaries and encyclopedias.

CultureGrams

CultureGrams: Find reports on over 180 countries of the world, focusing on culture and customs.

DOAJ

Directory of Open Access Journals (FREE): Find all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content.

ebrary CCC

eBrary College Complete Collection: Find electronic books covering a wide range of popular academic subjects in community colleges.

eBooks Ebsco CCC

EBSCO eBooks Community College Collection: Find electronic books covering a wide range of popular academic subjects in community collegeson the academic and trade information needs of community colleges.

ERIC

ERIC: Find education literature and resources in the Education Resource Information Center .

Family Health

Family Health: Find articles covering a range of health topics.

Films on Demand

Films on Demand: Find and watch online streaming videos on a variety of topics from top-quality educational filmmakers and news shows.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library: Find a selection of individually purchased online encyclopedias and dictionaries on a variety of academic topics.

Global Road Warrior

Global Road Warrior: Find comprehensive reports on 175 countries that focus on information of interest to travelers and businesses.

GreenFILE

GreenFILE: Find articles that draw the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines.

Hathi Trust

Hathi Trust Digital Library (FREE): HathiTrust is a partnership of academic & research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.

Kanopy

Kanopy: Find and watch online streaming movies, documentaries, and indie and foreign films focused on unique social and cultural themes (best viewed with Firefox browser).

Legal Collection

Legal Collection: Find articles in scholarly law journals.

Lexis Nexis Academic

Lexis Nexis Academic: Find legal news, company & industry information, and current news (includes newspaper, radio, and TV transcripts).

Literature Resource Center

Literature Resource Center & Literary Criticism Online: Find full-text articles on authors, their works, and literary movements. Includes the complete sets of Contemporary Literary Criticism and 20th Century Literary Criticism.

MEDLINE

MEDLINE: Find articles on a wide range of biomedical topics

Military & Government Collection

Military & Government Collection: Find articles and current news about all branches of the U.S. military & government.

National Academies Press

National Academies Press (FREE): The National Academies Press (NAP) publishes more than 200 books a year on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and medicine.

National Newspapers & US Newsstream

National Newspapers & US Newsstream: Find articles from Los Angeles TimesNew York TimesThe Christian Science MonitorThe Wall Street JournalThe Washington Post, and publications in the US Newsstream collection.

Newsbank

Newsbank: Find newspaper articles and news video clips from over 1,890 US news sources in the local area and nation-wide. Includes The Olympian & Seattle Times.

Newspaper Source

Newspaper Source: Find news articles in U.S. national and regional newspapers as well as international newspapers.

Opposing Viewpoints

Opposing Viewpoints in Context: Find the pro/con viewpoints to controversial topics.

PLOS Biology

PLOS Biology (FREE): PLOS Biology (eISSN-1545-7885) is an open-access, peer-reviewed general biology journal. New articles are published online weekly; issues are published monthly.

PLOS One

PLOS One (FREE): PLOS ONE (eISSN-1932-6203) is an international, peer-reviewed, open-access, online publication that covers all scientific disciplines.

Professional Development Collection

Professional Development Collection: Find articles and reports covering a wide range of education topics relevant to professional educators.

PsycArticles

PsycArticles: Find articles covering a wide range of psychology topics.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection: Find articles covering a wide range of psychology and behavioral sciences topics.

PubMed

PubMed (FREE): Find biomedical literature from MEDLINE, PubMed Central, and NCBI Bookshelf.

Regional Business News

Regional Business News: Find business news in nearly 100 regional U.S. and Canadian business publications.

Religion and Philosophy Collection

Religion and Philosophy Collection: Find articles covering a wide range of topics in the religion and philosophy disciplines.

Research Library

Research Library: Find articles covering a wide range of popular academic subjects.

Statista

Statista: Find statistics.

TOPICsearch

TOPICsearch: Find articles and explore popular topics in today's world.

Vocational and Career Collection

Vocational and Career Collection: Find career and industry-related articles.

WOIS

Washington Occupational Information System (WOIS): Find career information, educational programs, and schools to help you achieve your dreams.