Top Databases

Not sure which database to use to find journal articles on your topic? Here are some good ones to start with for our most requested subjects.

Multidisciplinary Databases:

Academic Search Complete
Full text journal articles covering the social sciences, humanities, general science, multi-cultural studies, education, and much more. Updated on a daily basis.

Academic OneFile
Extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. Contains millions of full text articles. Video Tutorial

Provides full text electronic access to back issues of over 1,000 core journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Video Tutorial

LexisNexis Academic
Provides access to a wide range of full text news, business, legal, medical and reference information. Video Tutorial

Literati by Credo
Literati by Credo is a collaborative research platform that promotes research effectiveness and information literacy by combining Credo’s well-regarded content with innovative library-centric technology. Video Tutorial

ProQuest Central
Proquest Central is the largest aggregated full-text database in the market today with articles available from more than 10,910 titles. Video Tutorial



Business Source Complete
This indexes scholarly and trade publications and provides company and industry reports (some by Datamonitor), Harvard BS Faculty Seminar Series videos, and SWOT analyses.

A full-text journal database in the broad discipline of management. Covers core fields (e.g., accounting, finance, human resources, marketing) and specialized areas (e.g., health care management, library/information science). Video Tutorial

Business Research Guide

Counseling & Psychology:

Covers the professional and academic literature in psychology and related disciplines including medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linguistics, and other areas. Popular literature is excluded. Contains full text. Coverage: 1887-current. Video Tutorial

Counseling and Psychology Research Guide


Education Research Complete
Definitive resource for education research from early childhood to higher education for all educational specialties, including 1,500+ journals, full text for 750+ journals, 100+ books/monographs, and numerous education-related conference papers.

ERIC (Ebsco)
Education Resources Information Center is the world’s largest digital library of educational literature, including journal articles, books, conference papers, technical reports, policy papers, and other education-related materials. Video Tutorial

Education Research Guide


Provides full text electronic access to back issues of over 1,000 core journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Video Tutorial

Literature Resource Center
Supports the study of literature with full-text articles, biographical entries, critical essays, and reviews. Content is drawn from hundreds of journals, literary magazines, and reference works.

MLA International Bibliography
Full-text bibliographic information resource for critical scholarly materials in the humanities. Subjects covered: Criticism, Drama, Folklore, Humanities, Language, Linguistics, Literature, Film. Coverage: 1963-current; Updates: ten times per year.

English Research Guide


CINAHL Plus with Full Text
This database was started by nursing researchers and has thesaurus and indexes that use nursing - versus medical - terms. Provides full text for more than 770 journals and the most used journals in the CINAHL index have no delay for the full text.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. It also includes the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.

Nursing Research Guide

Religion & Philosophy:

ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials
A full-text American Theological Library Association index of major religious and theology journals, essays, and book reviews. Covers Biblical studies, world religions, church history, and religious perspectives on social issues. Coverage: 1949-current. Video Tutorial

New Testament Abstracts
Index of abstracts (some linking to full-text) relating to New Testament studies. Contains article, book, book review, and software abstracts. Updated regularly. Article coverage dates back to 1985.

Old Testament Abstracts
Old Testament Abstracts Online is a product of a partnership between ATLA and the Catholic Biblical Association. Topics covered include antiquities, archaeology, biblical theology, philology and much more.

Religion & Philosophy Collection
EBSCOhost database with extensive coverage of world religions, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy. Includes full-text and peer-reviewed journals.

Religion & Philosophy Research Guide

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