Academic OneFile is a comprehensive database that currently contains more than 12,000 journals covering a wide range of topics from science, technology, business, history, the humanities and more. Access scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers--many with full text and images! This easy-to-use database is a great place to start almost any research project.
Academic Search Premier
Academic Search Premier contains indexing and abstracts for more than 8,500 journals, with full text for more than 4,600 of those titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles. Academic Search Premier contains unmatched full-text coverage in biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology, religion and theology, etc. This database is a great place to start most research projects.
America: History and Life
America: History and Life covers the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. With selective indexing for over 1,700 journals from 1955 to present, this database is an important bibliographic reference tool for students and scholars of U.S. and Canadian history. America: History and Life also provides full-text coverage of more than 230 journals and nearly 100 books. The database also includes citations and links to book and media reviews. Strong English-language journal coverage is balanced by an international perspective on topics and events, including abstracts in English of articles published in more than 40 languages.
Auto Repair Reference Center
The Auto Repair Reference Center (ARRC) database contains information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. Database content includes more than 37,000 vehicles covered from 1945 to present, millions of drawings and step-by-step photographs, approximately 110,000 technical service bulletins & recalls issued by the original equipment vehicle manufacturer, over 180,000 enhanced wiring diagrams for easy viewing and printing, specifications & maintenance schedules, Labor Time Guide & Estimator, AutoIQ, Quick Tips, diagnostic information, and much more. New repair procedures, TSBs and updates are continually added to the product. All of the content in Auto Repair Reference Center has been created by ASE certified technicians.
Book Index with Reviews
Book Index with Reviews (BIR) is a comprehensive database that provides information on over 5 million popular and classic book titles in a wide range of formats, including large print, books on tape, etc. Fiction and non-fiction titles are included in the database, in all genres. The product contains over 800,000 full-text searchable reviews. BIR also contains close to 700,000 music, DVD, and video titles, making it a great resource for finding multimedia materials.
This includes Britannica Encyclopaedia online, as well as Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and the Britannica Book of the year. It can also be used to search an Internet directory that includes more than 130,000 links to Web sites selected, rated, and reviewed by Britannica editors. This database contains many images and some other types of multimedia.
Business Collection provides full-text coverage of all business disciplines including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and strategy, as well as business theory and practice. Contains academic journals, magazines and newspapers.
Business Source Elite
Business Source Elite provides full-text coverage of scholarly business, management and economics journals. This rich collection also includes publications covering topics such as accounting, banking, finance, international business, marketing, sales, etc. Business Source Elite offers full text for nearly 1,000 business publications and contains expanded PDF backfiles for more than 150 titles (back to 1985 or the first issue published for that journal). More than 10,100 substantial company profiles from Datamonitor are also included.
Consumer Health Complete
Consumer Health Complete (CHC) provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. This full-text database covers topics such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children's health, men & women's health, etc. Information provided in this database should not be viewed as a means for self-diagnosis or a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
CountryWatch has real-time news articles and country report information for each of the 191 countries of the world. Information includes country background information, contemporary issues, cultural information, and much more. Additional resources include: statistical sources, social studies educational sources, and maps.
CQ Global Researcher
CQ Global Researcher delivers definitive, in-depth coverage of newsworthy global affairs from a multitude of international viewpoints. It includes major political, social, environmental, or regional issues from around the globe. Each original report is written by a seasoned journalist with years of international experience, and covers from 2007 to present.
This weekly publication provides in-depth, non-biased analysis of the most current major and controversial issues of the day, from 1991 to the present, with complete summaries, pros and cons, bibliographies and more.
This website searches over 600 reference books and more. More importantly, its Topic Pages allow you to search across much of the library's other content, making it a great place to start any library search.
CultureGrams provides information about cultures and peoples all across the world. This is a great place to start your research on cultures!
Ebsco's eBooks provides electronic full-text copies of over 14,000 published print materials, such as reference books, scholarly monographs, fiction, and nonfiction books.
Springer's eBooks provides electronic full-text copies of over 4,000 published print materials, such as reference and scholarly books. These books are available to download in PDF format, with no DRM.
ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, provides access to education literature and resources. The database provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index. ERIC contains more than 1.4 million records and links to more than 337,000 full-text documents from ERIC.
European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750
This database gives access to primary documents about America from 1493-1750. These are documents from the time period, written by people that lived in that time period.
Films on Demand
This resource has over 3000 online educational videos on a variety of topics. All videos are closed-captioned and can be searched by video or segment. The videos can be accessed anywhere at any time.
Gale Psychology Collection
This database is a subset of Academic OneFile that focuses on psychology subjects. This database contains journal, magazine and newspaper articles.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
This site provides electronic full-text copies of several multi-volume reference and scholarly books. Titles cover history, business, literature and more.
Global Issues in Context
GIC covers a range of issues that are important throughout the world. This resource also contains information about various countries and regions. It contains original content, book sections, and articles from journals, newspapers and magazines.
GreenFile is a collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments, and what can be done at each level to minimize these effects. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.
Health Reference Center Academic
The Health Reference Center Academic will find articles from magazines and scholarly journals on: Fitness, Pregnancy, Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Occupational Health and Safety, Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Prescription Drugs, etc. The material contained in this Resource Center is intended for informational purposes only.
Health Source: Consumer Edition
Health Source: Consumer Edition is a rich collection of consumer health information. This resource provides access to more than 80 full text, consumer health magazines. This database also includes searchable full text for current, health-related pamphlets and nearly 130 health reference books. Additionally, Health Source: Consumer Edition contains more than 9,900 Clinical Reference Systems reports (in English and Spanish) and Merriam-Webster’s Medical Desk Dictionary. Information provided in this database should not be viewed as a means for self-diagnosis or a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
Health Source: Nursing & Academic Edition
This resource provides nearly 550 scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong, including full text from Creative Nursing, Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, Issues in Mental Health Nursing, Journal of Advanced Nursing, Journal of Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, Journal of Clinical Nursing, Journal of Community Health Nursing, Journal of Nursing Management, Nursing Ethics, Nursing Forum, Nursing Inquiry, and many more.
History Reference Center
This database features full text from more than 1,990 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers and full text for more than 200 leading history periodicals. This is a great place to start your history research.
Hospitality & Tourism Complete
This resource has full text articles for nearly 560 publications, including periodicals, company & country reports, and books. Full-text periodicals include Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Education, Hosteur, Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, Current Issues in Tourism, International Journal of Tourism Research, Journal of Sustainable Tourism, Leisure Sciences, Nation's Restaurant News, Restaurant Business and many more.
Created exclusively for Spanish-speaking users, this full-text electronic reference tool is the first system to provide indexing, images and full text of popular Hispanic magazines -- not just translations. Also included is a thesaurus and interface that are uniquely designed for Spanish-speaking users.
InfoTrac Newsstand allows users to search a collection of more than 1,000 newspapers instantly by title, headline, date, newspaper section or other assigned fields.
JSTOR contains journal articles in various academic disciplines. Not all content is available full-text so it is recommended to choose the option of searching only content you have access to. The OCC Library subscribes to the Arts & Sciences I & II and Literature and Languages collections.
LegalTrac provides indexing for approximately 1,400 titles: major law reviews, legal newspapers, law specialty publications, bar association journals and international legal journals. It also contains law-related articles from more than 1,000 additional business and general interest titles.
Lexis-Nexis Academic is a premier online source of approximately 5,600 local, national, and international news, business, legal, medical, and government information, mostly full-text and mostly from 1985 to the present.
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) indexes more than 600 periodicals, plus books, research reports, and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, online information retrieval, information management, and more. Coverage extends back to the mid-1960s.
Literature Resource Center
The Literature Resource Center provides access to biographies, bibliographies and critical analysis of authors from every age and literary discipline. Combining Gale's most used literary databases in a single Internet-searchable service, the Literature Resource Center covers more than 90,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists and other writers, with in-depth coverage of 2,000 of the most-studied authors. Search by Author Name, Title, Genre, Literary Movement or Literary Themes, or combine criteria to create a highly-targeted custom search path.
Los Angeles Times Online
Los Angeles Times database provides access to full-text newspaper articles from 1985 to the present. From ProQuest.
MasterFILE Premier contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. This database also contains full text for more than 500 reference books and tens of thousands of primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 597,000 photos, maps & flags. MasterFILE Premier offers PDF backfiles (as far back as 1975) for key publications including American Libraries, Foreign Affairs, History Today, Judaism, Library Journal, National Review, Saturday Evening Post, etc.
MAS Ultra - School Edition
This comprehensive database contains full text for nearly 500 popular magazines. Full text is also available for 85,670 biographies and over 107,000 primary source documents. MAS Ultra School Edition also contains more than 360 reference books (including the Columbia Encyclopedia, the CIA World Fact Book and World Almanac & Book of Facts); an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs; and expanded full-text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.
MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals. Included are citations from Index Medicus, International Nursing Index, Index to Dental Literature, HISTLINE, SPACELINE, PREMEDLINE®, AIDSLINE®, BIOETHICSLINE®, and HealthSTAR®.
Military & Government Collection
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. Military & Government Collection provides full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals. The database also offers indexing and abstracts for more than 400 journals. Publications covered in this database include Air Force Comptroller, Defence Studies, JFQ: Joint Force Quarterly, Military Technology, Combat Edge, FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, Foreign Affairs, Naval Forces, and many more.
Music & Performing Arts Online
Streaming music and video across many genres of music, including jazz, opera, classical, dance and many more.
Provides coverage of National Geographic from 1888 - present in full color. Also includes photography, books and videos from National Geographic.
Nature (1869 - 2006, 2011 - present)
This link provides access to the Nature Archive (1869 - 2006) and the last five years (2011 - present) of the journal Nature. Please note: if you try to access an article not included in OCC's subscription, it will ask you to pay for it. Please see the reference librarian if you think you are being asked to pay erroneously.
Nature (2000 - 2012)
This link provides access to the 2000 - 2012 issues of the journal Nature.
Newspaper Source Plus
Newspaper Source Plus includes more than 1,000 full-text newspapers, providing more than 38 million full-text articles. In addition, Newspaper Source Plus features nearly 913,000 television and radio news transcripts.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Opposing Viewpoints in Context contains information on social issues. Access viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, reference sources, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles.
Oxford English Dictionary (OED)
The Oxford English Dictionary is the definitive dictionary. Each entry includes various forms of the word, the first recorded use of the word, pronunciation key, forms and more.
Points of View Reference Center
Points of View Reference Center contains 343 topics, each with an overview (objective background / description), point (argument), and counterpoint (opposing argument). Each topic features a Guide to Critical Analysis which helps the reader evaluate the controversy and enhances students’ ability to read critically, develop their own perspective on the issues, and write or debate an effective argument on the topic.
This database contains full-text articles from popular magazines covering a variety of subjects, such as sports, current events, science, and more.
Primal Pictures Anatomy.tv
This visual, interactive site provides quick, easy access to a complete line-up of three dimensional human anatomy modeling modules. Modules included are Functional Anatomy and Radiological Cross-Sectional Anatomy.
Primary Search contains full text for more than 80 popular elementary school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Additionally, Primary Search includes the Encyclopedia of Animals™, and features the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, which provides students with easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids. This database also provides the American Heritage® Children's Dictionary, 3rd Edition from Houghton Mifflin, and thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags.
Professional Development Collection
Professional Development Collection provides a highly specialized collection of electronic information especially for professional educators, professional librarians and education researchers and includes full text for more than 520 high quality education journals including Chronicle of Higher Education, Education, Education Digest, Education Week, Educational Leadership, Journal of Education, Journal of Educational Research, Journal of Higher Education, Theory Into Practice, and many more. This database also contains more than 230 full-text educational reports.
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection is a comprehensive database covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods. The database contains more than 560 full-text journals.
PsycINFO (from Ebsco) is an abstract and citation database of psychological literature from the 1800s to the present. It provides scholarly literature in the behavioral sciences and mental health, and in related fields such as psychiatry, management, business, education, social science, neuroscience, law, medicine, and social work.
Regional Business News
Regional Business News provides full text for nearly 100 regional U.S. and Canadian business publications (including titles from Crain Communications).
Religion and Philosophy Collection
Religion & Philosophy Collection is a comprehensive database covering topics such as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy. With more than 300 full-text journals and coverage of the subject areas listed above, Religion & Philosophy Collection is an essential tool for researchers and students of theology and philosophical studies.
The Salem Press site allows you to access online certain reference books from the library's collection. Some of the titles included are Magill's Medical Guide, The Encyclopedia of American Immigration, Great Events from History, Careers in..., Critical Survey..., and The Encyclopedia of Global Warming.
Science (1997 - Present)
This link provides access to issues of the journal Science from 1997 to the present. Please note: if you try to access an article not included in OCC's subscription, it will ask you to pay for it. Please see the reference librarian if you think you are being asked to pay erroneously.
Student Resources in Context
This database contains information on all core subjects from Science to Literature to History. Student Resources in Context provides topic perspectives by integrating a multitude of content, including 79,000 reference articles from acclaimed publications; 15 million periodical and newspaper articles; 4,200 primary sources; 100,000 multimedia records, including charts, graphs, maps and tables; and video and audio content from NBC, NPR and many other respected sources.
Other Free Online Databases:
The Aria Database is a searchable reference guide to arias by name, opera, language, and voice type including word-by-word translations into English, libretti, and MIDI files for many of the arias. It contains 1278 arias, 170 operas, 60 composers, 381 translations, and 223 midi files.
The Children's Picture Book Database at Miami University is a bibliography for designing literature-based thematic units for all disciplines, including health education. The database contains abstracts of over 4000 picture books for children, preschool to grade 3. Search over 900 keywords (topics, concepts, and skills) to locate books with storylines adaptable to your curriculum or program.
CIA Factbook offers information on various countries. This is a good source to use in addition to CountryWatch, which offers similar country profiles and statistical information.
PubMed is the National Library of Medicine's (NLM) premier bibliographic database covering the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and the pre-clinical sciences. The PubMed file contains bibliographic citations and author abstracts from approximately 3,900 current biomedical journals published in the United States and 70 foreign countries. The file contains approximately 9 million records dating back to 1966.