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A to Z List of Databases

A to Z List of Databases

This A to Z list provides links to and descriptions of all of the full text indexes, databases, and some e-books. Most e-books can be found in our  online catalog.  See also our  Databases by Subject & Type page.

All of these databases can be searched individually, but many are also available through  MC Central Search if you want to search several databases simultaneously.

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ABC-CLIO E-books - ABC-CLIO Help available at site
You can search through hundreds of e-books through their main interface. These titles are also available through the library's  online catalog.

Academic Onefile  - Gale  (UL)   Title Lists  Help available at site
Academic OneFile is the premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects, Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive. Updated daily. Academic Onefile includes Expanded Academic ASAP, a subset of Academic Onefile.

Academic Search Complete - EBSCO (MDL/UL) Help available on Web page.
Not entirely new, this is an upgrade of our former database, Academic Search Premier. "Academic Search Complete is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,990 full-text periodicals, including more than 5,030 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 9,990 journals and a total of more than 10,400 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format."

Access Science  Not available in Central Search. - McGraw-Hill  (UL/MDL)  Online Tutorial Available at Site
An electronic version of the 9th edition of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology. It also includes Research Updates to trends and developments in science and technology, biographies of scientists, late breaking news, links to evaluated web sites, images and learning resources and study guides by topic.

Accessible Archives - Accessible Archives (UL)
Collection of 19th century journals and manuscripts...includes African American Newspapers:  19th Century.

American History in Video - Alexander Street Press (UL) Help available at site.
"American History in Video provides the largest and richest collection of video available online for the study of American history, with 2,000 hours and more than 5,000 titles on completion. The collection allows students and researchers to analyze historical events, and their presentation over time, through commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries. This release now provides over 1470 titles, including new documentaries from PBS, equaling approximately 460 hours."

American Song - Alexander Street Press (MDL/UL)  Help available at site.
"American Song is a history database that will [eventually] contain 50,000 tracks that allows people to hear and feel the music from America's past. The database will include songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers, and cowboys. Included in the database are the songs of Civil Rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, anti-war protests, and more. [At present], this release includes 763 albums, equaling 12,542 tracks." - Primal Pictures (5) is a suite of 3D interactive models of human anatomy, including functional anatomy and clinical specialties.

AP Images - Associated Press (UL/MDL) Help available at site.
"AP Images is one of the world's largest collections of historical and contemporary imagery. Browse AP's comprehensive archive with millions of images in entertainment, sports, news, archival and creative content."

ARTStor - ARTstor Inc. (UL)  Tutorials available at site
The ARTstor Charter Collection currently contains approximately 300,000 images; by 2006 it is expected to contain 500,000. The Charter Collection documents artistic traditions across many times and cultures and embraces architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, and design as well as many other forms of visual culture. We believe the Charter Collection will, in its richness, scope and variety, support the needs of teachers and scholars throughout the arts and humanities.

Auto Repair Reference Center - EBSCO (UL/MDL) Help available at site. 
Contains do-it-yourself repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles.  New repair procedures, Technical Service Bulletins, and updates are added to the product on a regular basis.  All of the content has been created by ASE certified technicians.

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Biography in Context - Gale (MDL/UL) Help & Search Tips available at site
Biography in Context "is a comprehensive database of biographical information on over 340,000 people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas. It combines more than 435,000 biographies from over 1,000 volumes of more than 135 respected Gale sources."

Biology Journals - ProQuest (MDL/UL)   Title List  Help available at site
The database provides access to a wide range of biology topics and includes just under 400 titles, most available in full text. With thousands of articles available online, ProQuest Biology Journals includes some of the most popular information resources for users in academic, government, and public research environments.

Black Thought and Culture - Alexander Street Press (UL) Help available at site
This database contains 1,303 sources with 1,210 authors, covering the non-fiction published works of leading African Americans.

BoardVitals - STAT!Ref (UL) Help available at site
BoardVitals is a board review resource that allows you to create custom practice exams for the NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN from a large bank of questions and subjects.  Account creation requires a email address.

Books in Print  - Bowker   User Guide
Search for publication information for books, audios, & videos in print; some listings include reviews.  This is a finding aide and does not include full text information.  A link to this database can also be found on the Librarian Tools page.

Business Source Complete  - EBSCO  (UL/MDL)  Help available at site
This database indexes more than 9,070 magazine and journal titles in all areas of business; approximately 8,197 of these are full text.  Also includes country reports. 

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Career Guidance Center - Ferguson's/Facts on File (UL)
This is a "comprehensive career research database, providing detailed and up-to-date profiles of more than 2,900 of today's most popular jobs in 93 industries." 

Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed. - Univ. of Chicago Press (UL)
The history of The Chicago Manual of Style spans more than one hundred years, beginning in 1891 when the University of Chicago Press first opened its doors.

Choice Reviews Online - American Library Association (20)  Top Tips for Using Choice Reviews Online
"Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries is the premier source for reviews of academic books, electronic media, and Internet resources of interest to those in higher education."  Each year, Choice publishes over 7,000 reviews. 

Chronicle of Higher Education Not available in Central Search. - Chronicle (UL)  Help available at site
"No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. A subscription to The Chronicle includes access to all of this Web site and to Academe Today, our daily e-mail newsletter." This is a collegewide site subscription for all users and we suggest adding it to your desktop for quick access.

Chronicle of Philanthropy - Chronicle Publishing (UL)
Sister publication of the Chronicle of Higher Education, the Chronicle of Philanthropy "is the newspaper of the nonprofit world. It is the No. 1 news source, in print and online, for charity leaders, fund raisers, grant makers, and other people involved in the philanthropic enterprise."

Classical Music Library  - Alexander Street Press (MDL/UL)   Blog Help available at site
Classical Music Library is a fully searchable classical music resource of classical recordings. It includes tens of thousands of licensed recordings that users can listen to on the Internet. The audio selections are cross-referenced to a database of supplementary reference information. Users can browse, search, click, and then listen to the music over the Internet through their headphones. If a score is available in the database Classical Music Scores, below, you will be able to see the score and hear the recording simultaneously.

Classical Music Scores  Alexander Street Press (UL)   Help   Blog
The current release includes 21,878 scores and 369,844 pages. Eventually this database will grow to 400,000 pages of classical music scores.  Not available in Central Search. - EBSCO (UL)  

Communication & Mass Media  - EBSCO  (UL/MDL)  Help available at site  
This database provides access to "core" titles in the field which are indexed and abstracted in their entirety and "priority" titles which include only those articles which are relevant to the field and "offers full text for over 200 titles and contains citation coverage for additional sources."

Computer Database  - Gale  (UL)  Help Available at Site 
This database indexes 666 periodical titles; 362 of these are full text. Covers all aspects of computer hardware and software and related topics.

Contemporary World Music - Alexander Street Music (UL) Help available on Web page.
"Contemporary World Music delivers the sounds of all regions from every continent. The database will contain important genres such as reggae, worldbeat, neo-traditional, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing and jazz, and other genres such as traditional music - Indian classical, fado, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, gagaku, and more.

CQ Press Political Reference Suite - CQ Press (MDL/UL) Help available at site.
This database "integrates many of CQ Press's acclaimed reference titles on government and politics into a user-friendly, electronic format."  Titles include Congress and the Nation, Historic Documents Series, Political Handbook of the World, Politics in America, Supreme Court Yearbook, Vital Statistics on American Politics, and the Washington Information Directory.

CQ Researcher  - CQ Press  (UL/MDL)  User Resources
This database provides "original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues in the news" and is published weekly.  "Each 12,000-word CQ Researcher report is a unique work, investigated and written by a seasoned journalist. It can be read in its entirety or by section, which include a background and chronology; an assessment of the current situation; tables and maps; pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions; and bibliographies of key sources."

CQ Weekly - CQ Press  (UL)   User Resources
This database is "your complete source for expert coverage of the U.S. Congress: status of bills, votes and amendments, floor and committee activity, backroom maneuvering, and more" and is published weekly.

CREDO Reference (formerly xreferplus) (UL/MDL)   Title List Help available at site
"CREDO Reference is a giant online reference library that provides...access to a selection of reference books...[including] encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri and books of quotations, ...[and] a range of subject-specific titles covering everything from art to accountancy and literature to law."  You can search or browse by subject in this database. These titles are also accessible through our  online catalog.

Criminal Justice Periodicals Index - ProQuest  (UL/MDL)   Title List Help available at site
This is "a comprehensive database supporting research on crime, its causes and impacts, legal and social implications, as well as litigation and crime trends".

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Daily Life through History (formerly Daily Life Online)  - ABC-CLIO (UL)
This database is a "cross-disciplinary resource that supports history, social studies, English, and language students, [and] moves seamlessly from past to present, providing context for contemporary life and culture." This also includes World Cultures Today, which used to be a separate database.  Now includes Daily Life in America. Not 100% full text anymore.

DSM-5 Online (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) -  American Psychiatric Association (UL)
Limited subscription to DSM® Library titles including the newest revision DSM-5, as well as DSM-5® Handbook of Differential Diagnosis, DSM-5® Clinical Cases and Guía de consulta del DSM-5®. 

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EBL eBooks - EBL now owned by ProQuest
Selected titles from EBL, these titles are discoverable from the EBL interface or from our  online catalog.

EBSCO eBook Collection - EBSCO (formerly NetLibrary)  (UL/MDL) - includes eBooks that are digital full-text versions of books such as reference works, scholarly monographs, literature and fiction, and, also, includes publicly-accessible titles. You can search for ebooks by title, keyword, author, or full text and can browse the book online or "check it out" after creating a free online account. Checking out a book allows you to view the book anywhere, anytime for the specified check out period.  These titles are also accessible through our online catalog.

Education Journals - ProQuest  (UL/MDL)   Title List Help available at site
This database indexes approximately 900 periodicals in education; over 600 of these are full text journals covering "not only the literature of primary, secondary, and higher education but also special education, home schooling, adult education," and more.

Encyclopædia Britannica - Encyclopædia Britannica (UL/MDL)   Guided Tour (pdf)
Encyclopædia Britannica Online includes the complete encyclopedia, as well as Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, Britannica Student Encyclopedia and the Britannica Book of the Year. You can also use Encyclopædia Britannica Online to search an Internet directory that includes more than 300,000 links to Web sites selected, rated, and reviewed by Britannica editors.

Engineering Source - EBSCO (UL/MDL) Help available at site
Engineering Source offers full-text coverage for nearly 2,000 publications, including journals, magazines, and trade publications, all directly dealing with engineering-related issues.

Environment Complete - EBSCO (MDL/UL) Help available on Web page.
"Environment Complete offers deep coverage in applicable areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more. Environment Complete contains more than 1,957,000 records from more than 1,700 domestic and international titles going back to the 1940s (including 1,125 active core titles). The database also contains full text for more than 680 journals and 120 monographs."

ERIC - EBSCO  (UL/MDL)  Help available at site
This database indexes and abstracts approximately 1,000 educational and education-related journals from the CIJE (Current Index of Journals in Education) and documents from RIE (Resources in Education Index). It is mostly not full text except for more than 2,200 Eric Digests and does provide some linked articles.

Ethnic Newswatch - ProQuest  (UL/MDL)   Titles  Help available at site
Covers 1990 to present.  This is a database of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press and contains over 830,000 full-text articles from 240 publications.

Expanded Academic ASAP  (See  Academic Onefile above) - Gale (UL)   Title List Help available at site
This database is a subset of  Academic Onefile and indexes 3,732 periodicals; 2,211 of these are full text. Covers all subject areas and includes great indexing and subject headings.

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Films on Demand - Films Media Group (UL)  Tutorials and documentation available at site
This collection consists of thousands of streaming Web-based video titles in the Academic Master collections. Videos come from a variety of publishers including Films for the Humanities & Sciences, PBS, Film Board of Canada, and many, many more. Titles are continuously added to this collection.

Fuente Académica - EBSCO (UL) Help available at site.
"Fuente Académica provides full text (including PDF) for a rapidly growing collection of scholarly Spanish language journals. This multi-disciplinary database offers full text content to many academic areas including business & economics, medical sciences, political science, law, computer science, library & information sciences, literature, linguistics, history, philosophy and theology."

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Gale Directory Library Gale (UL) Help available on Web page
Includes the US and International editions of the Encyclopedia of Associations and other selected directories. Searchable by topic or organization name, this database provides access to national and international organizations' "complete name, address, e-mail, Web site and phone; the primary official’s name and title; founding date; purpose and activities; dues; national and international conferences; and more."

Gale Virtual Reference Library - Gale  (UL/MDL)  Help available at site
This is a selected collection of "of encyclopedias, ... and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research." For a current title list of our offerings, see the List of Sources once you are in the collection. You can search all of our ebooks here simultaneously. These titles are also accessible through our  online catalog.

Gartner - Gartner  (UL)  Help available at site.
"Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company." Gartner is the global leader in providing accurate and current research for the IT industry. Gartner employs 1,200 research analysts and consultants who advise executives in 80 countries every day. They publish tens of thousands of pages of original research annually.

Our subscription provides access to TOPICS reports and to the Education, Government and Healthcare Providers industry reports under the INDUSTRIES column. Our subscription does not provide access to the reports under the MARKETS column. Some other features may not be available, as well.

Gartner requires login/authentication through our proxy server for on or off campus access. Please use your MC ID number beginning with and including the M and all numbers.

GenderWatch - ProQuest  (UL/MDL)    Title List   Help available at site
This is a full text database of...articles from approximately 200 titles "that focus on how gender impacts a broad spectrum of subject areas"...[and offers] an important historical perspective on the evolution of the women's movement and the changes in gender roles."

Global Issues in Context - Gale (UL) Help available on Web page.
Global Issues in Context offers global perspectives on issues of international importance and current world events and topics in the news related to these issues. Not a pro and con database, Global Issues in Context ties together a variety of sources to present a rich analysis of issues – social, political, military, economic, environmental, science related, health related, cultural – and headlines in world hot spots. It provides information seekers with a framework to better understand 21st-century issues and events while highlighting global connections and the interdependence of all nations.

GreenFILE - Ebsco (UL)
This comprehensive resource draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling and more.

GREENR - Gale (UL)  Help available at site
For environmental topics, GREENR offers "an authoritative, intuitive resource that combines news, unique commentary, audio, video, primary source documents, images, conference reports, statistics and more."

Guide to Reference - ALA  (UL)
"The Guide to Reference, formerly Guide to Reference Books, has a long history in print as a core publication of librarianship in the United States. In this edition it celebrates its transformation as an online publication." Even though this database is IP authenticated, users are urged to create their own accounts with login and password "for accessing the full content and for using interactive features like creating notes and lists."

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Handbook of Chemistry and Physics - CRC Press (UL/MDL) Help available at site.
The 94th edition, 2013 - 2014, of this standard reference tool for chemistry and physics is now available online. It can be searched or browsed through the table of contents links on the left.

Health Source: Consumer Edition - EBSCO (UL/MDL) Help available at site 
Indexes 303 titles; another 286 are full text.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition - EBSCO  (UL/MDL)  Help available at site
This database indexes and abstracts 822 periodicals and provides 547 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines.

Historical New York Times (formerly New York Times Historical) (1851-2008) - ProQuest (UL/MDL) Help available at site
Includes full text from the New York Daily Times (1851-1857) and the New York Times from 1851 to 2008. For current New York Times articles, use the ProQuest Newspapers database.

Historical Washington Post (formerly Washington Post Historical) - ProQuest  (UL)  Help available at site
This full text database provides articles from the Washington Post and the Times Herald from 1877 to 1995. For current articles from the Washington Post, go to the  ProQuest Newspapers database.

Hoover's Online Not available in Central Search. - D&B  (UL)  Training
Hoover's, Inc. delivers comprehensive company, industry, and market intelligence and can be searched by Companies, People, Industries, and News. 

Humanities E-Book Project (formerly ACLS History E-Book Project) - American Council of Learned Societies (UL)  
The ACLS Humanities E-Book Project is a collaboration of eight learned societies, nearly 75 contributing publishers, and librarians at the University of Michigan’s Scholarly Publishing Office. The result is an online, fully searchable collection of high-quality books in history, recommended and reviewed by historians and featuring unlimited multi-user access and free, downloadable MARC records. The Project is available 24/7 on- and off-campus through standard web browsers. The ACLS Humanities E-Book Project was initially funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. These titles are also accessible through our  online catalog.

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International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text - EBSCO (UL)
This database, with full text articles, is the "definitive research tool for the study of theatre and the performing arts." 

iStream - League for Innovation in the Community College (UL)
The Innovation Stream (iStream) provided by the League for Innovation in the Community College is now available to our institution. This tool is an online resource bank and learning community. As a subscriber, you can use iStream as a professional development tool, listen to League Radio, or access publications and presentations.  Anyone at the College, including students, may use this online resource. The only requirement is that you set up your own personal account with a e-mail account.

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Jazz Music Library - Alexander Street Music (UL) Help available at site.
Jazz Music Library, with thousands of jazz artists, ensembles, albums, and genres, includes 1,966 albums and 19,034 tracks in this initial release and is growing regularly.

JSTOR includes archives of nearly three thousand academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work. The entire corpus is full-text searchable, offers search term highlighting, includes high-quality images, and is interlinked by millions of citations and references. Academic journals comprise the majority of the content in the archive. Journals are always included from volume 1, issue 1 and include previous and related titles. The most recently published issues (past 3-5 years) are not available.

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Latino American Experience - ABC-CLIO (UL) Help available on Web page.
"The Latino American Experience (LAE) is a full-text digital resource exploring the history and culture of U.S. Latinos."

LegalTrac  Not available in Central Search. - Gale (UL)  Help and Title Lists available at the database page.
Indexes and provides some full text articles from major law reviews, law journals, specialty law and bar association journals and legal newspapers. Included are articles on Federal and State Cases, Laws and Regulations, Legal Practice, and Taxation. Also included are: British Commonwealth, European Union and International Law.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts - EBSCO  (UL)
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstract (LISTA) indexes more than 600 periodicals, plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s.  Access to this database is provided free by EBSCO and can be found on the Librarian Tools page.

Literature Resource Center - Gale  Help Guides
This database is comprised of information found in Contemporary Authors Online, offering biographical coverage of more than 120,000 writers; Contemporary Literary Criticism Select, featuring entries on all authors appearing in CLC since vol. 95 of the print series and complete profiles of 266 most studied authors from editions prior to vol. 95; and Dictionary of Literary Biography Online, containing more than 10,000 biocritical essays on authors and their works written by academic scholars. It also includes selected full-text, excerpted, and commissioned critical material from Gale's Literature Criticism and For Students Series.

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Magna PublicationsThe Teaching Professor, Online Classroom, and Distance Education Report
This link will take you directly to our group subscriptions. If you are off campus, you will be prompted to login with your MC ID number just as you would any of our other e-resources. You can also create a personal account by going to the bottom of the screen and clicking on My Account and registering. This is a good idea because you will receive alerts when a new issue has been posted.

Mango Languages - Mango (UL)   Help (Mango Support)
Includes over 40 "basic" and "complete" introductions to foreign languages including Spanish, French, Pashto, Urdu, Hindi, Mandarin, Cantonese as well as 15 ESL courses taught in native languages.  You can even learn Pirate if you are so inclined.  It is a simple, easy-to-use and follow introduction to language acquisition. 

Media Education Foundation Collection - Hosted on the Kanopy streaming video platform, the Media Education Foundation's collection of over 100 streaming documentary films focusing on the social, political, and cultural impact of mass media on American society.

MedlineProvides 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.  

Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print  - EBSCO (MDL/UL)
Mental Measurements Yearbook, produced by the Buros Institute at the University of Nebraska, provides users with a comprehensive guide to thousands of contemporary testing instruments. Designed for an audience ranging from novice test consumers to experienced professionals, the MMY series contains information essential for a complete evaluation of test products within such diverse areas as psychology, education, business, and leadership. MMY provides coverage from Volume 9 to the present. Tests in Print is now bundled with this product and not offered separately. TIP provides vital information to users including test purpose, test publisher, in-print status, price, test acronym, intended test population, administration times, publication date(s), and test author(s).

Merck Index - Royal Society of Chemistry (UL)
"The Merck Index is an encyclopedia of chemicals, drugs, and biologicals that contains more than 10,000 monographs. Each monograph in this authoritative reference source is a concise description of a single substance or a small group of closely related compounds."

Mergent Online - Mergent (UL)  Help & Quick User Guide Available on Web page.
This database provides Internet-based access to the most detailed, accurate and comprehensive global company database available with access to information such as U.S. Company Data, International Company Data, U.S. Company Archives, International Company Archives, U.S. Annual Reports, International Annual Reports, U.S. Earnings Estimates, Industry Reports, Competitor Reports and much, much more. Also includes lExperian National Business Private Company Database.

Military & Government Collection  EBSCO  (UL/MDL)  Help available at site
Provides current news pertaining to all branches of the military and full text articles from 396 periodicals; indexes 503 titles.

MLA Directory of Periodicals EBSCO (UL) Help available at site
The MLA Directory of Periodicals offers detailed information on over 5,500 journals, with 4,400 currently indexed in the International Bibliography. The detailed entries include editorial contact information, as well as frequency, circulation, subscription prices and submission guidelines.

MLA International Bibliography - Modern Language Association International Bibliography EBSCO (UL) Help available at stie
MLA International Bibliography offers a detailed bibliography of journal articles, books and dissertations. Produced by the Modern Language Association, the electronic version of the bibliography dates back to the 1920's and contains over 2.3 million citations from more than 4,400 journals & series and 1,000 book publishers. The indexed materials coverage is international and includes almost 60 titles from J-STOR’s language and literature collection as well as links to full text.  Also includes a link to the MLA Directory of Periodicals.

Music Online - Alexander Street Music (UL) Help available on Web page.
Not really a new database but a new cross-searchable interface that includes Alexander Street Press's streaming music databases. It includes American Song, Classical Music Library, Contemporary World Music, and Jazz Music Library.

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National Geographic Virtual Library - Gale (UL)
This collection brings together a complete archive of National Geographic magazines along with a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images and videos.  This Virtual Library includes:  National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1888-1994; National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1995-Current; National Geographic: People, Animals, and the World; and National Geographic Kids. 

Nature Not available in Central Search. - Nature Publishing Group  (UL)
This is the online edition of the weekly international science journal and has archives going back to 1950. 

NoodleTools - NoodleTools, Inc. (UL)  Help:   Tutorials & guide    Knowledge base    Help desk 
NoodleTools is a citation creation, web-based software program.  Each user must create a "personal folder" (i.e., select a personal ID and password) by clicking the "Create a Personal ID" button on the login screen.

Nursing Resource Center - Gale (MDL/UL)  Help available on Webpage
"Designed to match the "nursing process" workflow, ...this resource brings together respected medical titles...[along] with thorough nursing-specific texts...The Nursing Resource Center provides authoritative information written in accessible language for students completing research papers, class assignments, and those preparing for their clinical experiences as they learn how to care for and treat patients."

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Opposing Viewpoints - Gale  (UL/MDL)  Help available at site
A complete one-stop source for information on social issues. Access viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles.

Ovid Nursing Database - Ovid (UL)
Provides full text for 55 core nursing journals such as AJN, the American Journal of Nursing, and more.  Users can also switch over to the larger database by clicking on the Change link to access and search the index and abstracts.

Oxford African American Studies Center - Oxford University Press (UL/MDL) 
Provides students, scholars and librarians with more than 8,000 articles by top scholars in the field. The core content includes Africana; Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895; Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present; Black Women in America, Second Edition; and African American National Biography. In addition to the full-text of these works, the Center draws on other key resources from Oxford's reference program, including the Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature, the Oxford Companion to Black British History, and selected articles from other major reference titles. Over 1,750 images, more than 300 primary sources with specially written commentaries, and nearly 150 maps have been collected to enhance this reference content. 150 charts and tables offer information on everything from demographics to government and politics to business and labor to education and the arts.

Oxford Art Online - Oxford University Press (UL)   Quick Tour
Oxford Art Online provides access to Oxford's extensive art reference works: Grove Art Online, the Benezit Dictionary of Artists, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, as well as many specially commissioned articles and bibliographies. Included are ongoing additions of new and updated articles, over 3,000 thumbnail art images and line drawings displayed in the text of articles, extensive image links, and sophisticated search and navigation tools.

Oxford Dictionaries Online - Oxford University Press (Palinet) Help available at site 
Offers searchable, comprehensive bilingual dictionaries and unique study materials that provide extra help with learning and using an expanding range of languages. Languages covered include: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

Oxford English Dictionary - Oxford University Press  (MDL)   Help using OED Online
The accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past. It traces the usage of words through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books.

Oxford Islamic Studies - Oxford University Press (UL/MDL) Help available on Web page. 
Features reference content and commentary by renowned scholars in areas such as global Islamic history, concepts, people, practices, politics, and culture, and is regularly updated as new content is commissioned and approved. Encompassing over 5,000 A–Z reference entries, chapters from scholarly and introductory works, Qur'anic materials, primary sources, images, maps, and timelines, Oxford Islamic Studies Online offers a multi-layered reference experience designed to provide a first stop for anyone needing information and context on Islam.

Oxford Music Online - Oxford University Press (UL)   Quick Tour
Offers users the ability to access and cross-search multiple music reference resources in one location. With Grove Music Online as its cornerstone, Oxford Music Online also contains The Oxford Companion to Music (revised 2011), which offers more than 8,000 articles on composers, performers, conductors, instruments and notation, forms and genres, and individual works; and The Oxford Dictionary of Music, 2nd edition (revised 2006), which supplements Grove's more-extensive articles with content geared toward undergraduates and general users.

Oxford Reference Online Premium - Oxford University Press (Palinet)  Help available at site
Oxford Reference Online brings together language and subject reference works into a single cross-searchable resource. The Premium Collection offers over 300 fully-indexed, cross-searchable dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press and a selection of partner publishers' scholarly works. Includes detailed information across a broad subject range from titles in the Oxford Companions Series. 

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Poetry & Short Story Reference Center - Selected works of major and minor American and English poets, along with international poetry with representation from each continent (accompanied by English translations, when available).  Includes Critical Survey of Poetry and Critical Survey of Short Fiction, over 712,000 full-text poems, both classic and contemporary, over 53,000 full-text short stories, both classic and contemporary, and 11,000 dramatic works.

Pop Culture Universe - ABC-CLIO (UL) Help and short "tours" available at site.
"Pop Culture an library of information on American and world popular culture, past and present." This database can be searched or browsed by decade starting with the 20's and moving up to the 2000's.

Project Muse - Johns Hopkins University (UL) Help Info included at Search Screen  Title List
Project MUSE is a unique collaboration between libraries and publishers providing 100% full-text, affordable and user-friendly online access to over 300 high quality humanities, arts, and social sciences journals from 60 scholarly publishers. Our subscription is Premium, which includes all titles in the title list.

ProQuest Newspapers (formerly National Newspapers) - ProQuest  (UL/MDL) Help available at site
This database is a full text, cross searchable database of the newspaper collections of the Baltimore Sun, Christian Science Monitor, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post. See also: Historical New York Times and Historical Washington Post.

PsycARTICLES - EBSCO  (UL/MDL)   Title List Help available at site
This database contains thousands (more than 41,000 as of July 2005) of searchable full text articles from 55 peer reviewed journals published by the APA and allied organizations.

Psychological Experiments Online - Alexander Street Press (UL) Help available at site
Psychological Experiments Online is a multimedia online resource that synthesizes some of the most important psychological experiments of the 20th and 21st centuries. The collection pairs 75 hours of audio and video recordings of the original experiments (when existent) with 40,000 pages of primary-source documents.

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R2 Library (eBooks) - Rittenhouse (UL but one concurrent user per title)
"R2 is a web-based application that aggregates health sciences book content from leading publishers in a single platform."

RCLweb - Bowker  (UL)   About RCLweb
RCLweb is the new online edition of Resources for College Libraries, last published in 1988, that identifies 65,000 titles in 58 curriculum-specific subject areas.

Reference Universe - Paratext  (UL/MDL)  About and Help available from their homepage
We have had indexes to periodical literature for years but this is the first product to index reference works by subject. "Reference Universe is designed to help you begin your research using the truly authoritative resources found in your own library. That may be an online encyclopedia, or a printed specialized encyclopedia. Moreover, because Reference Universe is matched to your own catalog, it offers unprecedented access to your reference collection."

RefWorks - ProQuest (UL)  RefWorks Tutorial  Quick Start Guide
"RefWorks -- an online research management, writing and collaboration tool -- is designed to help researchers easily gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies." All users will have to create a free, individual account in order to generate bibliographies and the like. This software tool is currently in beta as the Library works on customizing output styles to conform to the standards. As with any citation software, users need to review their bibliographic entries for accuracy. For handouts on citation styles, go to  For Students and select the Citing Sources tab.

Regional Business News - EBSCO  (UL/MDL)  Help available at site
Regional Business News incorporates 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires covering some metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

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Safari Books Online Not available in Central Search. - ProQuest  (5)  Help available at site
This collection currently consists of full text eBooks on a broad range of technical subjects in the computer applications and computer sciences field.  Users can do a simple keyword search, an advanced search, or even search code fragments or can browse a range of topics listed on the left ranging from Artificial Intelligence to Certification to Enterprise Computing to Internet/Online to Software Engineering and much, much more.  Contains books from the current year plus two. These titles are also accessible through our  online catalog.

Sage Journals Online (Premier)  Not available in Central Search. - Sage (Palinet/UL)   Help
"SAGE publishes over 460 journals in Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, Technology and Medicine."  We have, through a consortial deal, access to 452 of the 460 titles. We recently added the backfile so that titles go back to their first published issue.

Science - AAAS (UL)  Help
The Library subscribes to a suite of AAAS publications including the current Science publications from January 1997 to the present, Science Classic from July 1880 to December 1996, Science Xpress for early breaking, electronic journal articles, Science Signaling and more.

Science Direct - Elsevier  (UL/MDL)   User Guides and Tutorials
ScienceDirect indexes more than 7 million journal articles in the sciences and applied sciences. Through the MDL consortium, we have access to the full text of many of these articles through a shared title list. Other tabs can be used as a citation index. It is recommended that users create a one-time registration in order to create alert profiles, etc.

Science in Context (formerly Science Resource Center) - Gale (MDL/UL)  Help available on homepage.
This database includes "thousands of topic overviews, experiments, biographies, pictures and illustrations...and the latest scientific developments... covered in articles from over 200 magazines and academic journals and links to quality web sites."

Scientific American - Nature Publishing Group (UL)
"Founded in 1845,  Scientific American is the oldest continuously published magazine in the US and the leading authoritative publication for science in the general media." Our subscription includes full text access to all current issues as well as full text access to articles from the archives from 1910.

Scientific Style and Format Online - From the Council of Science Editors for authors, editors, publishers, students, and translators in all areas of science and related fields.  Part of the Chicago Manual of Style suite of citation guides.

SIRS Researcher - ProQuest  (UL/MDL)   Quick Start Guide (pdf)
SIRS Researcher is a...general reference database containing thousands of full-text articles exploring social, scientific, health, historic, business, economic, political and global issues. Articles and graphics are...selected from 1,500 domestic and international publications according to strict criteria with regard to content and age appropriateness.

Small Business Resource Center - Gale (MDL/UL)  Hel p available at site
Search this database to learn how to start, finance or manage your small business. Resources include sample business plans, how to guides, articles and websites.

Smithsonian Collections Online - Gale (UL)
Includes access to Air & Space and Smithsonian Magazine Archive (including current issues), as well as digitized primary source materials from the Smithsonian Institution in two collections -- Trade Literature and the Merchandizing of Industry & World's Fairs and Expositions: Visions of Tomorrow. 

Smithsonian Global Sound - Alexander Street Press (MDL/UL)  Blog
Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries® includes the published recordings of the Smithsonian Folkways Recordings label and the archival audio collections of the legendary Folkways Records and other labels. It also includes music recorded around the African continent by Dr. Hugh Tracey for the International Library of African Music (ILAM) at Rhodes University, as well as material collected on the South Asian subcontinent from the Archive Research Centre for Ethnomusicology (ARCE), sponsored by the American Institute for Indian Studies.

SocIndex with Full Text - EBSCO (UL/MDL) Help available on Web page.
"SocINDEX with Full Text contains full text for 777 journals dating back to 1908", full text for over 800 books, and includes the full text of thousands of conference papers.

Statistical Abstract of the United States - ProQuest (UL)  Guide available on the Web page.
This is the online version of the well-known Statistical Abstract of the United States  and provides a "comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States."

StatRef - Teton Data Systems (2 concurrent users)
StatRef is a cross-searchable database of medical, nursing and allied health reference works.

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Teacher Reference Center - EBSCO  (UL/MDL)  Help available at site
The Teacher Reference Center database is made up of indexing, abstracts, and full text for over 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals to assist professional educators.

Testing & Education Reference Center - Gale (UL/MDL) Help available at site.
This database provides over 100 practice tests ranging from ASVAB to CLEP to SAT to NCLEX to PRAXIS and includes tests for graduate school. TOEFL and US citizenship. It also includes information on over 4,000 accredited schools.

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Ulrich's Periodicals Directory Not available in Central Search. - Bowker (2)  Help available at site
The premier source for locating publishing information about magazines, journals, newspapers and newsletters. This database can be searched by title, keyword, ISSN or browsed by subject. This database can be found on the Librarian Tools page.

US History in Context (formerly History Resource Center:  US) - Gale  Help available at site
"...engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History. The new solution merges Gale's authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience."

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Very Short Introductions - Oxford University Press - (5 simultaneous users)
Very Short Introductions, published by Oxford University Press, offer concise introductions to a diverse range of subject areas and topics.  You can browse titles or search on specific topics.  These e-books are also included in the MC Library Catalog.  


WestlawNext Campus Research Not available in Central Search. - Thomson Reuters (UL) Help available at site
This full text legal database includes news, encyclopedia and law reviews, federal, state and Supreme Court cases, federal (USCA) and state statutes and administrative materials, etc. You can search a document by citation if known or search a case by title. You can also search by keyword, natural language or West "Terms and Connectors." They do have an extensive help guide in the database.

Women and Social Movements Scholar's Edition (MDL/UL)  Help available at site
This database is "intended to serve as a resource for students and scholars of U.S. history and U.S. women's history, organized around the history of women in social movements in the U.S. between 1600 and 2000. The Scholar's edition "contains 75,000 pages of additional primary source materials related to the women's movement in the United States."

WorldCat - OCLC (UL)  Help available at Website   FirstSearch Training
WorldCat includes all materials cataloged by OCLC member libraries (including Montgomery College Library) and contains over 62,000,000 records.

World Almanac Online - Facts on File (UL)
The online version of the famous World Almanac "provides access to authoritative, essential statistics on hundreds of topics in a searchable online format with a wealth of content not available anywhere else" (About, Facts on File). 

World Folklore and Folklife - ABC-CLIO (UL)
This is an interdisciplinary resource of the World's folklore and folklife.

World History in Context (formerly History Resource Center: World) - Gale  Help available at site
"...engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History. The new solution merges Gale's authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience".

World Religions  ABC-CLIO (UL)   Help
World Religions:  Belief, Culture, and Controversy covers all of the world's major religions as well as "traditional" and "new" religions, 
"esoteric" beliefs and a section on "unbelief".

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Key to Title Information

  • UL stands for an unlimited number of users.
  • Databases with a limited number of users show the number of simultaneous users in parentheses ( ) after the title.
  • MDL stands for a  Maryland Digital Library consortial purchase.
  • Publishers' names are listed after the database or e-book name.
  • Title lists, if available, are provided for each periodical database.
  • Tutorials or other useful quick guides are provided if available.

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