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 - (formerly Greenwood) 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 (formerly just African American Newspapers) - Accessible Archives (UL)
Collection of 19th century journals and manuscripts...includes African American Newspapers: 19th Century.
African American Newspapers: The 19th Century See Accessible Archives - Accessible Archives (UL)
This collection of African-American newspapers "contains a wealth of information about the cultural life and history during the 1800s, and is rich with first-hand reports of the major events and issues of the day...[and] also contain[s] large numbers of early biographies, vital statistics, essays and editorials, poetry and prose, and advertisements all of which embody the African-American experience.
African American Song - Alexander Street Press (MDL/UL) Help available at site
This database has been merged with the American Song database.
African American Studies Center - See Oxford African American Studies Center
African Studies Companion - Hans Zell Publishing (UL)
This is the online companion to the print 4th edition (held by the Rockville campus library) and is updated on a regular basis throughout the year.
AJCC, American Journal of Critical Care Part of the OVID Nursing Database Help
"The American Journal of Critical Care is the premier source for evidence-based critical care practice."
AJN, American Journal of Nursing - Part of the OVID Nursing Database
"AJN is one of the nursing profession's foremost publications and is the official journal of the American Nurses' Association." (Magazines for Libraries, 12/15/04)
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.
Anatomy.TV - subscription dropped August 2013
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.
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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.
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.
Columbia Granger's Poetry Database Not available in Central Search. - EBSCO (UL)
Produced by Columbia University Press, this database contains works of poetry found in anthologies, and volumes of collected works and selected works for individual poets. This database currently has nearly 70,000 poems in full text and more than 500,000 poem citations.
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.
Distance Education Report - see Magna Publications for all titles from this publisher.
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-V as well as DSM-IV-TR®, DSM-IV-TR® Handbook of Differential Diagnosis, and DSM-IV-TR® Casebook and its Treatment Companion.
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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.
Encyclopedia of Associations - Now Gale Directory Library Gale (UL) Help available on Web page
Includes the US and International editions of the Encyclopedia of Associations and other 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."
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."
Greenwood E-books - See ABC-CLIO E-Books.
Grove Art Online - See Oxford Art Online below.
Grove Music Online - See Oxford Music Online below.
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.
History E-Book Project - See Humanities E-Book Project below.
History Resource Center: US - Now called US History in Context; see below.
History Resource Center: World - Now called World History in Context; see below.
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 montgomerycollege.edu e-mail account.
IRIS - Subscription dropped 2011
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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 - JSTOR (UL)
JSTOR includes archives of over one thousand leading 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 Publications: The Teaching Professor, Online Classroom, and Distance Education Report
These three newsletters are being provided as a collaboration between CTL, Distance Education, and the Library. Go into the interface and click on the Group Subscriptions link in the upper right corner. If off campus, you will be prompted to login with your MC ID number just as you would any of or other e-resources. You can also create a personal account by clicking on Login and filling out and submitting the form.
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.
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.
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 - CambridgeSoft (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.
National Newspapers - See ProQuest Newspapers below.
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.
NetLibrary - See EBSCO eBook (UL/MDL) - Now eBook from EBSCO.
New York Times Historical - See Historical New York Times above.
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.
North American Theatre Online Plus - subscription dropped August 2013 - Please see International Bibliography of Theatre and Dance above.
Nurse Educator - Part of the OVID Nursing Database
"Original articles cover the practice and theory of nursing education, including curriculum and program development, educational philosophy, teaching methods, instructional materials, testing and measurement, and administration. Peer-reviewed articles outline the trends that are shaping the future of nursing education and provide practical guidance on current issues" (OVID About this Journal).
Nursing - Part of the OVID Nursing Database
This monthly publication "is the journal of choice among practicing nurses. Known for its easy-to-read style and commitment to quality, it keeps nurses up-to-date on peer-reviewed evidence-based practice about key clinical topics, including cardiac and respiratory care, new drugs, new treatments, and nursing techniques. Clinical illustrations, photographs, and charts help clarify complex clinical concepts. The journal also covers legal and ethical issues, professional trends and controversies as well as stories written by nurses about their most memorable professional experiences" (OVID, About this Journal).
Nursing Research Journal - Part of the OVID Nursing Database
This journal "offers more depth, more detail, more of what today's nurses demand. Nursing Research covers key issues, including health promotion, human responses to illness, acute care nursing research, symptom management, cost-effectiveness, vulnerable populations, health services, and community-based nursing studies."
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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Online Classroom - see Magna Publications for all titles from this publisher.
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)
The Oxford African American Studies Center 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 (formerly Grove) Art Online now provides expanded web access to not only the entire text of The Dictionary of Art (1996, 34 vols.) and The Oxford Companion to Western Art (2001) but to other art references as well. 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 English Dictionary - Oxford University Press (MDL) Help using OED Online
The Oxford English Dictionary is 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.
"Encompassing over 3,500 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
Formerly Grove Music Online, this is an expanded "new gateway that offers users the ability...to access and cross-search the vast resources of Oxford's music reference in one location."
Oxford Language Dictionaries Online - Oxford University Press (Palinet) Help available at site
OLDO offers "essential language resources never before available online: fully searchable, completely comprehensive bilingual dictionaries, and unique study materials that provide extra help with learning and using an expanding range of languages."
Oxford Reference Online Premium - Oxford University Press (Palinet) Help available at site
Oxford Reference Online brings together language and subject reference works from one of the world's biggest reference publishers into a single cross-searchable resource. The Premium Collection offers over 175 fully-indexed, cross-searchable dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press, including detailed information across a broad subject range from titles in the world-renowned Oxford Companions Series.
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Pop Culture Universe - ABC-CLIO (UL) Help and short "tours" available at site.
"Pop Culture Universe...is an authoritative...digital 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.
Primary Sources in African American History/Primary Sources in American Women's History - Ceased Publication as of July 2011
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.
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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.
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) Help 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 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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Teaching Professor - see Magna Publications for all titles from this publisher.
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.
Tests in Print (see Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print) - EBSCO (MDL/UL)
TIP is no longer offered as a separate product but is now bundled with the Mental Measurements Yearbook.
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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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Washington Post Historical - See Historical Washington Post above.
Westlaw Campus Research Not available in Central Search. - Thomson West (UL) Help available at site
This full text legal database includes 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 Cultures Today (See Daily Life through History above) - ABC-CLIO (UL)
This was merged into Daily Life Online and is no longer a separate database.
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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xreferplus - See CREDO Reference above.
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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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