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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 updated daily, covering the social sciences, humanities, general science, multi-cultural studies, education, and more

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

Full-text electronic access to back issues of core journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences Video Tutorial

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

Credo Reference
Get content from hundreds of reference books covering every major subject. There are over 3 million entries, 200,000+ images (art, diagrams, maps and photos), and over 100,000 audio pronunciation files and sound clips. The content is enriched by a network of cross-reference links that cut across topics and titles to give you accurate, contextual results. 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

The world's leading source for scientific, technical, and medical research. 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.

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


Full-text electronic access to back issues of 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. Video Tutorial

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 that covers Biblical studies, world religions, church history and religious perspectives on social issues from 1949 to the present Video Tutorial

New Testament Abstracts
Index of abstracts (some linking to full-text) of articles, books, book reviews, and software relating to New Testament studies with coverage dating back to 1985

Old Testament Abstracts
Indexing and abstracts for journal articles, monographs, multi-author works, and software related to Old Testament studies, including antiquities, archaeology, biblical theology, philology, and 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, including full-text and peer-reviewed journals

Religion & Philosophy Research Guide

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