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Databases & Indexes

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Databases by Subject

A multidisciplinary database that provides full text for scholarly articles in the areas of social sciences, humanities, education, engineering, arts, literature, and medical science.
Accessible Archives
Historical American newspapers covering topics such as the Civil War, slavery and emancipation, women's suffrage, and country histories of all fifty states.

An index of materials relating to agriculture, animal science, and forestry provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
News articles covering topics in government, politics, social issues, culture, literature, discoveries, and inventions in primary sources from 1690-1922.
American Chemical Society Archives
Scholarly journals covering the areas of chemistry, physics, and biology.

American National Biography
Biographical resource of men and women from all eras and walks of life who have shaped American history.

Anthropological Index Online
The journal holdings of The Anthropology Library at The British Museum covers all branches of anthropology from academic institutions and publishers around the world.

Arts & Humanities Citation Index
A multidisciplinary index covering publications in the arts and humanities. Part of the Web of Science database.

ASME Digital Library
Full-text scholarly articles from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers journals.


Biomed Central
Scholarly articles from the publisher Science, Technology and Medicine. All original research articles are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication.

Bloom's Literary Reference Online
Harold Bloom’s essays examining the lives and works of great writers throughout history and the world and of critical articles by noted scholars from the Bloom’s Literary Criticism imprint.

Bucknell Beacon
Campus newspapers published at Bucknell Junior College, Wilkes College, and Wilkes University. An ongoing project attempting to digitize all known surviving copies of these newspapers.

Business Source Elite
Scholarly journals covering the areas of national and international business, finance, and banking.

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Catalog of U.S. Government Publications
Publications from the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the U.S. government.

CIA World Factbook
Information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for countries of the world.

CINAHL with Full Text
Full-text scholarly articles for the areas of nursing and allied health, including occupational therapy, physiotherapy, radiologic technology, laboratories, and social sciences.

Cochrane Central Register for Controlled Trials
Bibliography of controlled trials identified by contributors to the Cochrane Collaboration and others, as part of an international effort to hand search the world's journals and create an unbiased source of data for systematic reviews.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Full text articles and protocols focusing on the effects of healthcare and evidence-based medicine.

Cochrane Methodology Register
A bibliography of publications which report on methods used in the conduct of controlled trials, and includes journal articles, books and conference proceedings from the MEDLINE database.

Communication Abstracts
A comprehensive resource for communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields.

CQ Weekly
News and analyses of current issues under consideration, including the status of bills in play, behind-the-scenes maneuvering, committee and floor activity, debates and all roll-call votes.

Credo Reference
An online reference collection of dictionaries, subject encyclopedias, handbooks, gazetteers, atlases, directories, and more.

Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text
A full text resource for the fields of criminology, criminal justice, criminal law and procedure, corrections and prisons, police and policing, criminal investigation, forensic sciences and investigation, history of crime, substance abuse and addiction, probation and parole.

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Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects
Abstracts of published systematic reviews on the effects of health care from around the world, which have been critically analyzed according to a high standard of criteria including subjects for which a Cochrane review may not yet exist.

Digital Commons Network
Scholarly, open access resources in the fields of social and behavioral sciences, arts and humanities, law, life sciences, physical sciences and mathematics, education, engineering, life sciences, medical and health sciences, and business.

Directory of Open Access Journals
Free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals, with the goal of covering all subjects and languages.

Directory of Open Access Repositories
A quality-assured listing of open access repositories around the world.

A clinical reference tool created by physicians for physicians and other healthcare professionals for use primarily at the 'point-of-care' with clinically-organized summaries.

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Early American Imprints, 1639-1800
Monographs, pamphlets, broadsides, government documents and ephemera from American publications 1639-1800.

EBSCO eBooks
E-books covering the topics of art, business & economics, education, literary criticism, medical, performing arts, philosophy, social science, technology & engineering, and more. See instructions for downloading EBSCO eBooks.

EBSCOhost Research Databases
A listing of all EBSCO databases available. EBSCO provides access to a wide variety of popular full-text and bibliographic databases.

Economic Census
Information and statistics from the U.S. economic census.

Energy Citations Database
Bibliographic records including citations to technical reports, conference papers, journal articles, books, dissertations, and patents for energy and energy-related scientific and technical information from the Department of Energy.

Store, manage, and create bibliographic citations online. Available with Web of Science.

Education literature and resources included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index.

Education literature and resources included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index.

Euromonitor International
Industry and country research with reports for 80 countries and daily articles and opinions from industry and country experts.

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Free online access to official publications from all three branches of the United States Federal Government.

Film Literature Index
An index to films, television, and video articles, including book and film reviews.

Free Medical Journals Online
A collection of reputable medical journals freely available online.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
Encyclopedic entries that contain images, brief biographies, and information in a variety of subject areas.

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Google News Archive Search
News archive search provides an easy way to search and explore historical archives and automatically create timelines which show selected results from relevant time periods.

Google Scholar
Scholarly, multidisciplinary database for access to articles, papers, books, theses, etc. in the social sciences, humanities and sciences.

Scholarly, government and general-interest titles on the human impact to the environment including global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.

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Health Technology Assessments
Details of completed and ongoing health technology assessments including studies of the medical, social, ethical and economic implications of healthcare interventions from around the world.

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IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Journals, transactions, magazines, conference proceedings, and standards in the subject areas of computer science, electrical engineering, and electronics.

In the First Person
Collections of personal narratives from around the world, including letters, diaries, oral histories, memoirs, and autobiographies.

International Pharmaceutical Abstracts
Information from pharmaceutical, medical, and health-related journals published worldwide covering biopharmaceutics and pharmacokinetics, new drug delivery systems, pharmacist liability, legal, political & ethical issues, and more.

IOP Science
Scientific, technical and medical content from the Institute of Physics.

Iowa Drug Information Service
Covers pharmacy and pharmacology, general and internal medicine, infectious disease and immunology, transplant, cardiovascular, rheumatology, microbiology, geriatrics, and endocrinology.

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Full-text scholarly articles covering the arts and humanities, social and political sciences, mathematics and the hard sciences, and business and economics.

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LexisNexis Academic
A news, law, business, and reference resource that provides access to regional, national, and international newspapers, company financial information, SEC filings, U.S. Supreme Court cases, U.S. federal and state case law, codes, and regulations, law reviews, and international legal information.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
Information on librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.

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MAS Ultra - School Edition
Full text for popular high school magazines, reference books, biographies, and primary source documents.

Mental Measurements Yearbook
Descriptive information and edited reviews of tests, purpose, publisher, in-print status, price, acronym, intended population, administration times, publication dates, and authors.

Military & Government Collection
A full-text resource for current news pertinent to all branches of the military and government.

MLA Directory of Periodicals
Information on the journals and series on the bibliography's Master List of Periodicals including publisher contacts, frequency, scope, circulation figures, and submission guidelines.

MLA International Bibliography
Detailed bibliography of journal articles, books and dissertations pertaining to literature, language, linguistics, and folklore.

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New York Times Historical 1851-2007
Digital reproductions of every page from every issue of the New York Times, cover to cover, in downloadable files.

Online digitized historical newspaper content from newspapers published in the United States and the Caribbean.

NHS Economic Evaluation Database
Information on the costs and effects of drugs, treatments, and procedures and the cost-benefit analysis of two or more different medical treatments.

Nursing & Allied Health Collection
Scholarly, full text resource covering the areas of nursing, biomedicine, health sciences, consumer health and allied health disciplines.

Nursing Central
Disease, drug, and test information for nurses.  See instructions to download the mobile app.

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Oxford English Dictionary
A guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words from across the English-speaking world, both present and past.

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Pennsylvania State Data Center
Pennsylvania's official source of population and economic statistics and liaison to the Census Bureau and Federal-State Cooperative Programs for Population Estimates and for Population Projections.

Information on reproductive health, containing citations with abstracts to scientific articles, reports, books, and unpublished reports in the field of population, family planning, and related health issues from Johns Hopkins.

Primary Search
Resource for elementary school libraries and public library children’s rooms containing full text for popular, elementary school magazines with reading level indicator (Lexiles) noted.

Full text articles in the fields of psychology and psychiatry from APA and allied organizations.

Public Library of Science
A nonprofit organization of scientists and physicians providing information in the areas of medicine, biology, genetics, pathogens, computational biology, and neglected tropical diseases.

A free service of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) providing access to biomedical literature from MEDLINE, as well as additional life science journals and online books.

PubMed Central
National Library of Medicine's (NLM) digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature.

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Regional Business News
Regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

RIA Checkpoint
Complete, authoritative tax research tool with tax law, regulations, expert analysis, practitioner insight, tax-related news, cases and rulings.

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SAGE Journals Online
Full text scholarly articles in the fields of humanities, social sciences, science, technology, and medicine.

Science Citation Index
A multidisciplinary index covering publications in the sciences. Part of the Web of Science database.

A multidisciplinary database offering journal articles and book chapters in the fields of physical sciences, engineering, life sciences, health sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

SciFinder Scholar
A research discovery tool to explore the CAS databases containing literature from biomedical sciences, chemistry, engineering, materials science, and agricultural science. Register here first!

Social Sciences Citation Index
A multidisciplinary index covering publications in the social sciences. Part of the Web of Science database.

Full-text titles, journals and evidence-based point-of-care authoritative resources for health sciences and nursing.

Statistical Abstracts of the United States
Authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States.

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Teacher Reference Center
Indexing and abstracts for periodicals for topics including assessment, best practices, continuing education, current pedagogical research, curriculum development, elementary education, higher education, instructional media, literacy standards, school administration, and teacher education.

Tests in Print
A comprehensive bibliography to all known commercially available tests that are currently in print in the English language. Part of the Mental Measurements Yearbook.

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Web of Science
Multidisciplinary coverage of journals in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities, as well as international proceedings coverage for conferences.

Catalog of books, journals, recordings, and any type of material held by member libraries of Online Computing Library Center (OCLC).

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