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Alphabetical list of library databases. Library databases provide access to articles and other materials with high quality information on your topic.


  • ABI/INFORM Global  
    Indexes over 3,000 business periodicals and newspapers with full text for for more than 2,000 (including the Wall Street Journal). For a detailed guide on how to use, view this site. ProQuest
  • Abstracts in Anthropology  
    Abstracts and indexes journal articles in the field of anthropology and its subfields: Cultural Anthropology, Physical Anthropology, Archaeology, and Linguistics. 2001 - present. Metapress
  • Academic Search Complete  
    Our largest interdisciplinary database, ASC indexes over 9,990 magazines and journals, more than 5,990 of which are full-text. Also indexes monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. 1887 - present. EBSCOhost.
  • Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Margaret Herric Library Digital Collections
    Provides public access to digitized materials from the collections of the Margaret Herrick Library. Currently contains more than 3000 items, including correspondence, photographs, early release fliers, full issues of rare periodicals, sheet music and movie star ephemera. The database also includes complete copies of more than 250 Academy publications, dating back to the founding of the organization in 1927. Open Access
  • Accessible Archives Complete
    Digitized, primary, American history sources. Includes: African American Newspapers, American County Histories, The Civil War, Frank Leslie’s Weekly, Godey’s Lady’s Book, The Liberator, The Lily, History of Woman Suffrage, National Anti-Slavery Standard, National Citizen and Ballot Box, The Pennsylvania Gazette, The Pennsylvania Genealogical Catalogue, The Pennsylvania Newspaper Record: Delaware County, The Revolution, Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman, South Carolina Newspapers, Twelve Years a Slave, The Virginia Gazette.
  • ACM Digital Library  
    Contains the full text of all articles published by the Association for Computing Machinery, plus articles co-published or co-marketed by ACM and other publishers. 1952 - present. ACM Portal
  • ACS Publications  
    Current and back issues of over 30 journals published by the American Chemical Society. 1909 - present. (Does not include C&EN, which is available here.) ACS Publications
  • Afro-Americana Imprints, 1535-1922
    African American history, culture and experience from the 16th through the 20th centuries. More than 12,000 printed works: books, pamphlets and broadsides, including many lesser-known imprints. An unparalleled record of African American history, literature and culture, based on the Library Company of Philadelphia. Readex
  • Agricola  
    Indexes more than 4.1 million records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library, including journal articles, books, theses, patents, and technical reports. 1970 - present. EBSCOhost
  • AHFS Consumer Medication Information
    Patient drug information, available in both English and Spanish. Published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, includes more than a thousand drug information monographs written in lay language for consumers. EBSCOhost
  • Alt Health Watch  
    Provides access to complementary and alternative medicine literature published in over 180 full text publications (including some peer-reviewed journals). 1984 - present. EBSCOhost
  • America: History and Life with Full Text - NEW!  
    Indexes over 1,800 scholarly U. S. and Canadian history journals, with full-text coverage for nearly 290 journals and more than 80 books. Good source for book and media reviews and dissertation information. 1964 - present. EBSCOhost
  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists Datapages  
    This full-text database is provided through the AAPG Foundation Digital Products Fund through an endowment established by BU alumnus Daniel J. Tearpock, B.A., Earth & Planetary Sciences, 1970. AAPG Datapages/Archives
  • American Association of Physicists in Medicine Reports  
    The AAPM has made over 100 reports available for free online. 1977 - present. Open Access.
  • American Decades Primary Sources  
    Contains full or excerpted primary sources from the 20th century, including oral histories, songs, speeches, advertisements, TV, play and movie scripts, letters, laws, legal decisions, newspaper articles, cartoons, recipes, and more. Gale Virtual Reference Library
  • American Memory  
    Digital record of American history and creativity through written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. Open Access
  • American Slavery Collection, 1820-1922
    More than 3,500 printed works about slavery, all digitized in full color. Materials include books, pamphlets, graphic materials, and ephemera. Readex
  • Anatomy and Physiology Online (Primal Pictures)
    Provides access to 9 modules with clear 3D images and interactive models, narrated animations and illustrations, dissection slides for labeling, clinical case studies, the impact of aging on each body systems, pronunciation guide, quizzes and more. For instructions in using, view a pdf User Guide, a 7 minute video, or a longer 35-minute online tutorial. Primal Pictures
  • Annual Reviews  
    Synthesizes primary research literature in 29 scientific disciplines in the Biomedical, Physical, and Social sciences. 1930 - present. Annual Reviews
  • Antarctic Bibliography  
    Produced with support from the National Science Foundation, covers all disciplines related to the region. Open Access
  • Anthropology Plus  
    A compilation of the Anthropological Index Online and Anthropological Literature databases. Is an extensive index of bibliographic materials covering the fields of anthropology, archaeology, and related interdisciplinary research. EBSCOhost
  • AnthroSource  
    Provides online access to 15 American Anthropological Association journals. 1980 - present. View an online User's Guide here. AAA
  • AP Images  
    AP photos, graphics (maps, charts, graphs, logos, etc.), and 4600+ hours of audio clips (1920 - present). View a Quick Reference Guide here. 1 user license. AP Images
  • Applied Science and Technology Source  
    Includes the full text for almost 1,200 journals by combining content from EBSCOhost and H. W. Wilson. EBSCOhost
  • Art Source - NEW!  
    Covers a broad range of related subjects from fine, decorative and commercial art, to various areas of architecture and architectural design. Provides full-text for over 750 full-text journals and more than 220 full-text books. In addition, contains an extensive image collection. EBSCOhost
  • ARTstor  
    ARTstor is a digital library of approximately 550,000 images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences. Videos showing how to use ARTstor available here. NOTE: You may access the Digital Library remotely for up to 120 days by registering for an ARTstor account while on-campus. ARTstor
  • e-Print archive
    Open access to 934,658 e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics. Open Access


  • Biological Abstracts  
    Abstracts and indexes the journal literature for virtually every life sciences discipline: including biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, botany, pre-clinical and experimental medicine, pharmacology, zoology, agriculture, and veterinary science; over 11.3 million references from 4,200+ journals, from 1926 - present. EBSCOhost
  • BioOne  
    ProQuest interface searches the 80+ academic journals published by American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) member societies and other related organizations. ProQuest
  • BioOne.1  
    BioOne interface allows easy browsing of 80+ full-text journals published by the AIBS societies and related organizations. Users can create accounts to set up email alerts. BioOne
  • Birds of North America Online
    Comprehensive life histories for each of the 716+ species of birds breeding in the USA (including Hawaii) and Canada. For help in using, view their FAQ. Cornell Lab of Ornithology & American Ornithologists' Union
  • Bloomsburg University Local Newspapers Collection  
    Contains the Bloomsburg Daily (first daily newspaper published in Columbia County, PA) from Feb. 1892 - Jan. 1902, Feb. - Jul. 1903, Aug. - Dec. 1904, and Mar. 1906 - Jan. 1909 (in Jul. 1908 title changed to Bloomsburg Daily Mail). Missing periods are filled in with issues from the Democratic Sentinel (twice-weekly ed. of both papers) for: Feb. 1902 - Jan. 1903, Aug. 1903 - Jul. 1904, and Jan. 1905 - Feb. 1906. Open Access from BUPA
  • Business Book Summaries - NEW!
    Provides concise yet comprehensive summaries of the best business books. Users can keep up with the best business books available; while organizations can use BBS to educate and train leaders and staff on learning objectives. EBSCOhost
  • Business Source Complete - NEW!  
    Our largest business database, BSC provides the full-text for more than 3,800 full-text journals, including nearly 2,000 peer-reviewed journals. Also includes market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT analyses. EBSCOhost


  • C-SPAN Video Library  
    The C-SPAN Archives records, indexes, and archives all C-SPAN programming for historical, educational, research, and archival uses. Every C-SPAN program aired since 1987, now totaling over 160,000 hours, is contained in the C-SPAN Archives and immediately accessible through the database and electronic archival systems developed and maintained by the C-SPAN Archives. Open Access
  • Cabell's Directories - NEW!
    Database of journal information for evaluating and selecting academic journals for publication. Under 'Your access' select: Education Technology & Library Science, Educational Curriculum & Methods, Educational Psychology & Administration, or use Advanced Search.
  • CAIRSS for Music  
    Citations from 1,354 different music journals. Covers music education, music psychology, music therapy, and music medicine. CAIRSS Open access.
  • Campus Research  
    Comprehensive collection of news, business, and law related information. Includes access to American Jurisprudence, 2d; American Law Reports; 800+ law reviews and journals; and many primary law sources (USCA, Federal Register, etc). View the user guide. Westlaw
  • Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP)  
    Search for federal publications, including historical and current publications. CGP provides direct links to publications that are available online. Open Access
  • CCH Intelliconnect  
    Federal, state, and international tax service from Commerce Clearing House. (Formerly called CCH Tax Research Network) NOTE: You must create a user ID & password on-campus initially in order to access the database both on- and off-campus. Wolters Kluwer
  • Children's Literature Comprehensive Database  
    Contains more than 500,000 professional reviews of children's books, multimedia and audio books (aggregated from 42 sources). The database provides over 1.6 million entries including 650,000 national, state, and international award entries dating back to 1922. Includes teaching tools (lesson plans & teaching guides) and allows limiting by age or grade level. CLCD
  • Chronicle of Higher Education  
    Contains current issue of *The Chronicle of Higher Education* and the entire backfile back to September 1989 plus additional content. Register for a free account for mobile access using your Bloomsburg University email account, using the instructions here. Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers  
    This free site from the Library of Congress allows you to search and view newspaper pages from 1860 - 1922 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690 - present. Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the LOC as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program. Open Access
  • CINAHL Complete - NEW!  
    The Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature database indexes more than 5,300 journals and provides full text for 1,400 journals. Includes research instruments, clinical trials, and continuing education modules. EBSCOhost. View a 4+ minute video tutorial on how to search here . EBSCOhost
  • Civil War Primary Source - NEW!
    Captures various accounts of the Civil War, including firsthand perspectives from hospitals and prison camps, and reactions to the War from the home front. Focus is on the War years, but it also includes important documents from the years leading up to the War and after the fall of the Confederacy. Drawn from the holdings of the New-York Historical Society, contains over 110,000 pages from over 400 individual collections focus on the War as it was fought from both Northern and Southern perspectives. EBSCOhost
  • Cochrane Library  
    Systematic literature reviews of healthcare interventions. For help, view the Cochrane Library User Guide or two Online self-paced tutorials. (NOTE: Register first, for free.) '1 user' license. Wiley
  • Communication Source - NEW!  
    Combines Communication and Mass Media Complete and Communications Abstracts (formerly published by Sage). Offers full-text content pertaining to communication studies, linguistics, rhetoric and discourse, speech-language pathology, media studies and related fields and includes many unique sources previously not available.
    Full text for more than 630 journals, and indexing and abstracting for over 1,100 core titles. EBSCOhost
  • Company Profiles  
    Datamonitor profiles provide the most important qualitative and quantitative summary information - including predictions and forecasts. EBSCOhost
  • Computers & Applied Sciences Complete  
    Indexes 1,300+ scholarly and professional publications, 500+ of which are full-text. Covers engineering, computer theory & systems, new technologies, and social & professional context. EBSCOhost
  • Contemporary Authors  
    Bio-Bibliographical Guide to Current Writers in Fiction, General Nonfiction, Poetry, Journalism, Drama, Motion Pictures, Television. Gale-Cengage, provided through Access PA.
  • Contemporary Musicians  
    Provides biographical information on artists working in all genres of modern music, including rock, jazz, pop, rap, rhythm and blues, folk, New Age, country, gospel and reggae. Gale Virtual Reference Library.
  • Criminal Justice Abstracts Full Text  
    Indexes over 500 journals, current books, government reports, and dissertations published worldwide. EBSCOhost


  • DARE (Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects)
    Focused primarily on systematic reviews that evaluate the effects of health care interventions and the delivery and organization of health services, from the UK. Open Access
  • Dictionary of Literary Biography Online  
    Provides access to the entire print DLB, including nearly 10,000 biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of the world's most influential literary figures from all eras and genres, including historians, journalists, publishers, and screenwriters. 1 user license. Gale
  • Directory of Open Access Journals  
    DOAJ indexes open access scientific and scholarly journals using a quality control system to guarantee the content. (Open access journals are defined as those that use a funding model that does not charge readers or their institutions for access.) Open Access
  • Dissertation Express  
    Search this free resource if you know the author or exact title of the dissertation you want. No information beyond bibliographical (author, date, institution and date) is available. Open Access
  • DSM-5™
    Online access to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition (DSM-5). Also includes DSM-5™ Handbook of Differential Diagnosis and DSM-5™ Clinical Cases. Multiple users. American Psychiatric Publishing


  • Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans 1639-1800  
    Based on Charles Evans’ renowned “American Bibliography”, this database contains virtually every book, pamphlet and broadside published in America over a 160-year period. Readex
  • Early American Newspapers, Series II and III  
    Online access to digitized collections of over 200 American newspapers dating from 1758-1900 (Series II) and 1829-1922 (Series III) from across the United States. Readex
  • eBook Collection  
    Over 15,000 ebooks (formerly NetLibrary). Information on downloading to mobile devices & apps is available here. EBSCOhost
  • ebrary Academic Collection  
    70,000+ e-books in all academic subject areas. View a Research Guide on how to use ebrary here. View an 11-minute training video here. ebrary
  • EBSCOhost EJS  
    EJS (Electronic Journals Service) provides a gateway to many electronic journal subscriptions not available through other databases. Users may browse available journals or search for specific journals or articles. EBSCO
  • Econlit  
    Provides comprehensive information on accounting, capital markets, econometrics, economic forecasting, government regulations, labor economics, monetary theory, urban economics and much more. '10 users' license. EBSCOhost
  • Education Research Complete  
    Indexes 1,500+ journals; contains full-text for 750+ journals and 100+ books & conference papers. EBSCOhost
  • Education Source  
    Full text from 1,700+ journals and 550+ books and monographs. Covers early childhood to higher education and also includes educational specialties such as multilingual education, health education and testing. EBSCOhost
  • eHRAF World Cultures  
    Formerly called the Ethnography Collection, the database contains sections of books, articles, and dissertations for various cultures or ethnic groups and organized by the Human Relations Area Files (HRAF). (Approx. 250 out of 385 cultures are online). Consult these user guides & tutorials for help in navigating. To cite material in eHRAF, follow the examples in the eHRAF Citation Guide. Yale University
  • Encyclopaedia of Islam Online  
    Full-text to the Encyclopaedia of Islam (English), including the Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition; Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Glossary and Index of Terms; Encyclopaedia of Islam, Third Edition; and Historical Atlas of Islam. Search for keyword or browse the Table of Contents. Brill
  • Encyclopedia of Aesthetics  
    Includes more than six hundred essays on approximately four hundred individuals, concepts, periods, theories, issues, and movements in the history of aesthetics, ranging from the most ancient aesthetic traditions around the world to the Greco-Roman era, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Enlightenment, Romanticism, Modernism, and Postmodernism, up to the present. Oxford University Press
  • Encyclopedia of Evolution  
    Articles on essential concepts and theories, present methods, models and findings, covering both the history of the field and current controversies. Oxford University Press
  • Encyclopedia of GIS  
    Covers nearly 200 topics, including major overviews, such as Geoinformatics, Spatial Cognition, and Location-Based Services; shorter entries such as the Global Positioning System, Digital Elevation/Terrain Model, and Remote Sensing. Springer Link
  • Encyclopedia of Global Change  
    Addresses a host of topics pertaining to global change, e.g., tsunamis, elephant conservation, ocean pollution, mining regulation, permafrost melt, etc. Oxford University Press
  • Encyclopedia of Social Problems  
    Over 600 entries on all of the major theories, approaches, and contemporary issues in social problems. SAGE
  • Encyclopedia of Social Work  
    20th edition, published by the NASW Press and Oxford University Press.
  • Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment  
    Includes not only Western Europe but also North America, Brazil, and Iberian, Russian, Jewish, and Eastern European cultures. Oxford University Press
  • Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages  
    All aspects of the period from the fifth to the fifteenth century. Oxford University Press
  • ERIC (Education Resource Information Center)  
    The Education Resource Information Center contains more than 1,300,000 records and links to more than 317,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966. Currently indexes and abstracts over 1000 educational and education-related journals. EBSCOhost
  • ERIC - Education Resources Information Center
    This is the free, government-sponsored version of the ERIC digital library. Use the 'Find in a Library' link at the end of the abstract to full-text available through Bloomsburg University. Open Access
  • Essay and General Literature Index  
    Indexes nearly 65,000 essays found in over 5,300 printed anthologies and collections published in the U.S., Great Britain, and Canada, from 1985 - present. EBSCOhost (formerly H. W. Wilson)
  • European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750  
    A bibliographic database based on the original bibliography developed by John Alden and Dennis Landis at the John Carter Brown Library, a center for advanced research in history and the humanities. EBSCOhost
  • Environment Complete - NEW!
    coverage in the areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, and affiliated areas of study. More than 2,500 journals, full text for over 1,150 journals, and full text for nearly 200 monographs. EBSCOhost


  • Films On Demand  
    Streaming video to 20,000+ videos, searchable by title or clip, for educational use. For more information, consult this FAQ. View a Quick Start Guide' here. Infobase
  • Films On Demand: Nursing Collection - NEW!
    Collection of nursing streaming videos covering a range of topics covering Academic Success Skills; Career Development and Exploration; Diseases, Disorders and Disabilities; Nursing Foundations; Patient Care and Interventions; Skills; and Special Topics in Nursing.
  • Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia  
    Provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries. Searchable by subject or keywords within the entry. EBSCOhost


  • Gale Virtual Reference Library  
    Includes the following Gale Virtual Reference Library titles: College Blue Book, Contemporary Musicians, Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, Gale Encyclopedia of Children's Health: Infancy through Adolescence, Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders, Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health, Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, American Decades, World Encyclopedia of Police Forces and Correctional Systems, Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life, and Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices.
  • Gender Studies Database - NEW!
    Combines the Women's Studies International and Men's Studies databases with the coverage of sexual diversity issues. Contains primarily monographs and gray literature, from 1972 to the present. EBSCOhost
  • Geo Ref  
    Records covering subjects such as mineralogy and crystallography. Bibliographic records from more than 3,000 journals are included in the database as well as books, maps, conference papers, reports, and theses. EBSCOhost
  • Google Scholar  
    Use Google's search engine for "scholarly literature" via the Andruss Library Web site to link to subscribed sources on and off-campus. Look for "CheckAvailability@BloomU" or "FullText@BloomU" links. Open Access
  • GPO FDsys  
    GPO's Federal Digital System (FDsys) provides public access to Government information submitted by Congress and Federal agencies and preserved as technology changes. Open Access
  • GreenFILE  
    Information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment, including scholarly, government and general-interest titles with content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. EBSCOhost
  • Grove Encyclopedia of American Art
    Covers all aspects of American art and architecture from Native American art to Colonial art to contemporary American art. Drawing upon the expansive scholarship in The Dictionary of Art (DOA) it adds hundreds of new entries not previously covered in the DOA. Oxford Reference
  • Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art & Architecture  
    More than 1000 articles spanning the civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome as well as the earlier Minoan, Cycladic, Helladic (including Mycenaean) and Etruscan cultures. Oxford University Press
  • Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture  
    Offers over 1,600 up-to-date entries on Islamic art and architecture ranging from the Middle East to Central and South Asia, Africa, and Europe and spans over a thousand years of history. Oxford Reference
  • Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture
    All aspects of art and architecture from Medieval Western Europe, from the 6th century to the early 16th century. Oxford Reference
  • Grove Music Online  
    Grove Music Online is now searchable in the Oxford Music Online, which also includes the Encyclopedia of Popular Music, the Oxford Dictionary of Music and The Oxford Companion to Music. Oxford Music Online
  • Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia  
    A completely revised and updated version of the original work published in Germany in 1960. Gale Virtual Reference Library


  • Handbook of Latin American Studies Online  
    The online version of a selective annotated bibliography of scholarly works on Latin America. Edited by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress. Open Access
  • Health Source: Consumer Edition  
    Indexing for nearly 600 periodicals (half in full text) as well as pamphlets and book sections for general health, nutrition and professional health care. EBSCOhost
  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition  
    Provides access to 550+ scholarly full text journals, most of which are peer-reviewed. Indexes and abstracts an additional 800+ journals. EBSCOhost
  • Historic Bloomsburg Digital Projects
    Primary collections related to Bloomsburg University and the community, including Student Newspaper, Postcard Collection, Map Collection, Alumni Magazine, Morning Press Image Collection, Book Collection (Obiter), and Local Newspapers. Open Access
  • Historical Abstracts with Full Text - NEW!  
    Database of the world's scholarly literature in history (except U. S. & Canada) and related fields. Indexes articles from more than 2,600 journals, and provides access to more than 540 full text journals and more than 140 full text books. EBSCOhost
  • Homeland Security Digital Library  
    Access to policy and strategy documents from federal, state, and local government agencies; international governments and institutions; and research institutions, universities, and think tanks. Homeland Security Digital Library, U. S. Government. Open Access
  • Humanities Source
    Includes full text for more than 1,400 journals with worldwide content pertaining to literary, scholarly and creative thought. EBSCOhost


  • IBISWorld  
    Includes reports on over 700 US industries and over 8,000 publicly traded US companies. Search one of three databases: Industry Market Research, Industry Risk Ratings, and Company Research. IBISWorld
  • IEEE Computer Society Digital Library  
    Access and search the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' Computer Society full-text journals, transactions, and conference proceedings. IEEE
  • Image Collection  
    Search for images across multiple EBSCOhost databases including Academic Search Complete, Business Source Premier, Communication & Mass Media Complete, EBSCO Animals, Education Research Complete, GreenFILE, and SPORTDiscus with Full Text. EBSCOhost
  • IngentaConnect  
    The free service provides article summaries from over 31,700 publications, with links to full-text journals to which Andruss Library subscribes. Open Access
  • International Encyclopedia of Dance  
    Covers all types of dance, plus music and costumes, performances, and biographies of dancers and choreographers. Oxford University Press
  • International Encyclopedia of Ethics
    9-volume reference work, presented in A-Z format. Comprises over 700 entries, ranging from 1,000 to 10,000 words in length, written by an international cast of subject experts. Wiley
  • International Encyclopedia of Linguistics  
    Full range of topics in linguistics, including historical, comparative, formal, mathematical, functional, philosophical, and sociolinguistics. Oxford University Press
  • Internet Archive: Ebook and Texts Archive  
    IA offers permanent access to historical collections that exist in digital format, including texts, audio, moving images, and software. The site also provides specialized services for adaptive reading and information access for the blind and other persons with disabilities. Open Access
  • IOPscience  
    Provides access to over 80 full-text journals in physics, across scientific, technical and medical disciplines. Institute of Physics


  • Journals@Ovid  
    Full-text for 25 health care journals and searchable abstracts for more than 2,000 health science & science journals. To limit to full-text, check "Ovid Full Text Available" near bottom of search screen. OVID
  • JSTOR  
    A searchable collection of over 600 full text journals, some dating back to the 19th century. Recent issues of most journals are embargoed. To view a 4+ minute video tutorial here. JSTOR


  • Kraus Curriculum Development Library Online  
    A searchable database of curricula, frameworks, and standards that brings together educational objectives, content, instructional strategies, and evaluative techniques for all subjects covered in PreK-12 and Adult Basic Education. KCDLOnline


  • Legal Collection  
    Full text for approximately 250 peer-reviewed law journals. Covers criminal justice, international law, federal law, organized crime, medical, labor & human resource law, ethics, the environment and more. EBSCOhost
  • Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music  
    Consists of over 29,000 pieces of American popular music, from the years 1780 to 1980, but strongest in of nineteenth-century American popular music. The collection is especially strong in music spawned by military conflicts from the War of 1812 through World War I, and minstrel music is also well-represented. Open Access
  • Lexile Framework for Reading  
    Provide lexile scores as well as reading lists. Open Access
  • Lexis-Nexis Academic  
    Business, legal, news information sources. Includes newspapers and new magazines from the U.S. and around the world; TV and radio broadcast transcripts; wire services; business news and analysis publications, and so on. View instructional YouTube videos. Works best with IE or Chrome. Lexis-Nexis
  • Lexis-Nexis Academic: Book, Movie, Music, Play, And Video Reviews  
    Search form for reviews. Works best with IE or Chrome. Lexis-Nexis
  • Lexis-Nexis Academic: Business Search  
    Search form for company information. Works best with IE or Chrome. Lexis-Nexis
  • Lexis-Nexis Academic: Foreign Language News Search  
    Search form for 'Non-English Language News, World Library'. Search for keywords and then limit results by language or publication. Works best with IE or Chrome. Lexis-Nexis
  • Lexis-Nexis Academic: Legal Search  
    Search form for Federal and State Cases, combined. Works best with IE or Chrome. Lexis-Nexis
  • Lexis-Nexis Academic: News Search  
    Search form for U.S. Newspapers & Wires. Additional URLs to specific news publications available here. (Copy proxy link if off campus and add to beginning of URL). Works best with IE or Chrome. Lexis-Nexis
  • Library and Information Science Source
    More than 460 full-text publications and almost 30 full-text monographs, thesauri and indexing for hundreds of journals as well as books, research reports and proceedings. The database provides access to author profiles, including information on 5,000 of the most-frequently indexed authors. EBSCOhost
  • Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts  
    Indexes 600+ periodicals, plus books, research reports and proceedings. Covers librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. EBSCOhost
  • LibriVox  
    LibriVox provides free, online access to chapters of books in the public domain. More than 3,000 titles are currently available. Open Access
  • Literature Criticism Online  
    Search 6 of Gale's literary criticism series: Children's Literature Review, Contemporary Literature Criticism, Drama Criticism, Nineteenth Century Literature Criticism, Shakespearean Criticism, Twentieth Century Criticism. Gale
    Over 1,500 courses and 85,000 individual online video tutorials on common and specialized software applications. Also accessible via mobile devices. Instructions on how to use are available here.


  • Making of America  
    MOA is a digital library of primary sources in American social history primarily from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. The collection currently contains approximately 10,000 books and 50,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints. Open Access
  • MAS Ultra School Edition  
    Provides full text to nearly 600 popular general interest and current events publications. Also provides full text to more than 500 pamphlets, 268 reference books, over 84,000 biographies, and over 88,000 primary source documents. EBSCOhost
  • MathSciNet  
    The online version of Mathematical Reviews, which provides timely reviews or summaries of journals (over 1700) and books containing contributions to mathematical research. American Mathematical Society
  • MEDLINE Complete - New!  
    Provides full text for over 2,500 medical journals, and abstracts from over 4,600 current biomedical journals indexed by the National Library of Medicine. View a brief tutorial on how to use. EBSCOhost
  • Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print  
    Searches MMY and TIP simultaneously. MMY is a comprehensive guide to 2,000+ testing instruments, from MMY Volume 1 to present, containing descriptive information, professional reviews, and reviewer references for tests in psychology, education, business, and leadership. TIP is a comprehensive bibliography to all known commercially available tests currently in print in the English language. For help citing reviews, consult this guide. EBSCOhost
  • Middle Search Plus  
    Provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). EBSCOhost
  • Military and Government Collection  
    Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 450 periodicals with cover-to-cover full text for more than 350 titles. The database also includes full text for 245 pamphlets. EBSCOhost
  • MLA International Bibliography  
    A bibliography of journal articles, books and dissertations produced by the Modern Language Association. It has citations from more than 4,400 journals and series and 1,000 book publishers. EBSCOhost
  • Music Index  
    Coverage from 1976 to the present. Indexes 775 international music periodicals from over 40 countries, with English translations from 22 languages. EBSCOhost


  • National Geographic Magazine Archive
    Featuring the complete archive of the magazine from 1888 to 1994, National Geographic Magazine Archive includes every page and every photograph, all fully searchable through an intuitive interface. Standard features include the ability to filter by subject, geography, and date. Gale Cengage Learning
  • National Guideline Clearinghouse
    NGC is a public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. Open Access
  • National Jukebox  
    From the Library of Congress, National Jukebox makes historical sound recordings available to the public free of charge. Includes recordings from the extraordinary collections of the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation and other contributing libraries and archives. Open Access
  • National Newspapers Premier
    Full text to over 25 papers including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post. Proquest
    Provides access to the journal Nature in addition to letters, blogs, file-sharing and social networks. Nature Publishing Group
  • Naxos Music Library
    Streaming access to more than 99,960 CDs with more than 1,450,300 tracks of both standard and rare repertoire. Over 800 new CDs are added to the library every month. Can be searched by composer, work, genre and label; by keyword search; and more. In addition, NML provides liner notes for many recordings. 5 simultaneous users. Naxos
  • NCJRS Abstracts Database  
    The National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts Database contains summaries of the more than 200,000 criminal justice, juvenile justice, and substance abuse resources houses in the NCJRS Library collection. If you find a journal article you want, go to the Library's page and search the Periodical Title List for the journal (not article) title. Open Access
  • New Oxford American Dictionary
    Available as part of the Vocational and Career Collection database, this American English dictionary contains more than 350,000 words, phrases, and senses, and hundreds of explanatory notes. EBSCOhost
  • New York Times Article Archive
    Actually this database is an INDEX to articles dating back to 1851; it does NOT provide full-text articles. Use it to find citations to desired articles, which you can request through document delivery/interlibrary loan or obtain in the Library on microfilm. Open Access
  • New York Times Digital Microfilm  
    The New York Times - Late Edition (East Coast) is available in complete full-image format from 2008 - 6 months ago, in this digital microfilm collection. ProQuest
  • Newsbank Special Reports  
    Special Reports focus on topics of current interest. They include content from sources throughout the world to provide a global perspective, current and background information, statistics, maps, images, websites, and suggested search terms. New information is added daily to featured and current reports. Newsbank
  • Newspaper Source  
    Selected full text for 25 national (U.S.) and international newspapers. The database also contains full text television & radio news transcripts, and selected full text for more than 200 regional (U.S.) newspapers. EBSCOhost
  • Nursing Reference Center - NEW!
    Evidence-based resource, providing quick reference at the point-of-care including: disease and condition overviews, evidence-based care sheets, nursing cultural competencies, patient education handouts, and point-of-care drug information. EBSCOhost



  • Papers First  
    Papers included in every congress, conference, exposition, workshop, symposium, and meeting received at The British Library. OCLC FirstSearch
  • Passport  
    Provides macro data from Euromonitor for 207 countries, ranging from GDP trends to media expenditure, plus consumer lifestyle data, world consumer markets categories, forecasting information, and country profiles. View an 8+ minute instructional video here. (Formerly called Global Market Information Database or GMID) Euromonitor International.
  • PEDro  
    PEDro (Physiotherapy Evidence Database) is a free database of over 19,000 randomised trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy. Maintained by the Centre of Evidence-Based Physiotherapy (CEBP) at the University of Sydney (Australia). Open Access
  • Pennsylvania Digital Library
    Repository for digital resources created by Pennsylvania libraries, museums, educational institutions, and other cultural heritage organizations with an aggregated search interface. Users do NOT need to login to search or view. Open Access
  • Pennsylvania Gazette
    Full text database of the Pennsylvania Gazette, published in Philadelphia from 1728 through 1800, and considered to be the U.S. newspaper of record of the 18th century. Accessible Archives
  • Peterson's College Information
    Fine information on colleges and programs in the U.S. at the graduate and undergraduate level. Open Access
  • Philadelphia Inquirer Digital Microfilm  
    The Philadelphia Inquirer is available in complete full-image format from 2010 - 6 months ago, in this digital microfilm collection. ProQuest
  • Philosopher's Index  
    Abstracts for books and over 450 journals of philosophy and related interdisciplinary fields. EBSCOhost
  • Play Index  
    Indexes over 30,000 plays written from antiquity to the present and published from 1949 to the present. EBSCOhost (formerly H. W. Wilson)
  • Points of View Reference Center  
    Search for current and controversial topics. Useful for developing arguments, writing position papers, and development of critical thinking skills. EBSCOhost
  • Primary Search  
    Provides indexing of nearly 100 children's magazines with full text for over 60 titles with Lexile reading levels included. Over 100 children's pamphlets and over 100,000 photos, maps, and flags. EBSCOhost
  • Proceedings First  
    An index of conference publications. OCLC FirstSearch
  • Project Euclid  
    A free databases that indexes journals in the field of theoretical and applied mathematics and statistics. Open Access
  • Project Gutenberg
    Contains over 30,000 free ebooks, including many classics, that can be downloaded. Open Access
  • Project MUSE  
    A searchable collection of over 300 full text academic press journals covering literature, history, the arts, education, philosophy, political science and more. The Johns Hopkins University Press
  • ProQuest  
    Searches all the ProQuest databases: ABI/INFORM Global, BioOne, ebrary, ProQuest Newspapers Premier, Historical Newspapers, and Research Library. ProQuest
  • ProQuest Congressional  
    Contains legislative information including texts of bills, legislative histories, and Congressional committee hearings. For help in using the new interface, consult this guide. ProQuest
  • ProQuest Deep Indexing: Earth Sciences
    ProQuest Deep Indexing provides searching of indexed figures, tables, graphs, maps, charts and other illustrations from scholarly journals. ProQuest
  • ProQuest Digital Microfilm  
    New York Times, from 2008 - 6 months ago, and the Philadelphia Inquirer, from 2010 - 6 months ago, are both available in this digital microfilm collection in full-image format. ProQuest
  • PsycARTICLES  
    Full text articles on current issues in psychology from more than 40 journals published by American Psychological Association and allied organizations. All journals included in this database are indexed in PsycINFO. EBSCOhost
  • Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection  
    Contains full text for nearly 550 journals, most of which are full-text. EBSCOhost
  • PsycINFO  
    Citations and/or summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations, and technical reports for psychology and related disciplines from nearly 2000 journals, 1887 - present. EBSCOhost
  • PsycTESTS  
    Repository for the full text of psychological tests and measures as well as a rich source of structured information about the tests. To cite material in PsycTESTS, follow the guidelines in this tutorial. EBSCOhost
    Provides streaming psychotherapy demonstration videos through PsycNET. To access, click on 'I accept' near bottom of initial Disclaimer page. To cite material in PsycTHERAPY, follow the guidelines in this tutorial. APA.
  • PubMed  
    PubMed, a free National Library of Medicine database, includes over 24 million citations for biomedical articles back to the 1950's. These citations are from MEDLINE and additional life science journals. For help, view PubMed Basics or the more in-depth PubMed Tutorial. Open Access
  • Political Science Complete - NEW!
    Provides nearly 340 full-text reference books and monographs and more than 44,000 full-text conference papers, which includes those from the International Political Science Association. Thesaurus. EBSCOhost


  • ReferenceUSA  
    Contains detailed information on more than 14 million U.S. businesses/employers and 210 million U.S. residents. Useful for market research and for job searches; sort by geographic area, business name or size including sales, type of business, and more. Infogroup
  • Regional Business News  
    Provides comprehensive full text coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. EBSCOhost
  • Religion and Philosophy Collection  
    Contains more than 300 full text journals, including more than 250 peer-reviewed titles. EBSCOhost
  • Research Library  
    An interdisciplinary database indexing more than 5,000 periodical titles, over 3,500 of which are full-text. ProQuest


  • Sage Journals Online  
    Over 460 full-text journals in business, humanities, education, social sciences, science, technology and medicine. Sage
  • Science Magazine  
    Access to the American Association for the Advancement of Science journal Science plus additional information including news reports, podcasts, videos, images, and more. AAAS
  • ScienceDirect  
    Provides access to over 50 subscribed, full-text journals, including the journal, *Digital Investigation: The International Journal of Digital Forensics & Incident Response* and the reference book, *Encyclopedia of Virology*. Elsevier
  • SciFinder (Chemical Abstracts)  
    The most complete collection of chemical information, with over 18 million abstracts of journal articles, etc. For an overview, view these library tutorials. For more in-depth help, view these SciFinder tutorials. First time users must register on campus, using this link. CAS
  • Scitation
    Online access to close to 1 million articles from leading physical sciences publications including journals, conference proceedings, standards, and magazines published by AIP (American Institute of Physics) Publishing and its publishing partners.
  • Serials Directory  
    Contains over 182,000 U.S. and international titles, including newspapers, historical data for an additional 20,000 titles and data from over 85,000 publishers worldwide. EBSCOhost
  • Social Work Abstracts  
    Indexes and abstracts the social work literature. Produced by the National Association of Social Workers. EBSCOhost
  • Social Work Reference Center - NEW!
    Current information about social work best practices covering a wide array of topics such as adolescent health, aging, end-of-life care, clinical social work, and diversity. EBSCOhost
  • SocINDEX with Full Text  
    Indexes journal articles, books, & conference papers, many of which are full-text including over 300 journals. Disciplines covered include sociology, anthropology, criminal justice, ethnic & racial studies, gender studies, marriage & family, social psych. EBSCOhost
  • Sociological Collection  
    Covers information in all areas of sociology, including social behavior, human tendencies, interaction, relationships, community development, culture and social structure. Provides full text, including peer-reviewed titles. 1965 - present. EBSCOhost
  • Something About the Author  
    Online access to all volumes of Gale's reference set, Something About the Author, the main series, and Something About the Author: Autobiography Series. Contains thousands of illustrated biographical profiles of children's authors and illustrators. Gale
  • SPORTDiscus with Full Text  
    Indexes books and journals for exercise physiology, sports medicine, physical therapy, physical fitness, training, coaching, dance, etc. Journal coverage ranges from 1985 to the present; over half of journals are full text. EBSCOhost
  • SRDS Media Solutions
    Provides media rates and data for the advertising industry, listing advertising rates, editorial or programming content, circulation and other basic information for a variety of advertising media. Titles available at BU: Digital Media, Consumer Magazine Media, Local Media by DMA, and Newspaper Media. Search across all or select specific title to search. For help in searching, consult these tutorials. SRDS
  • Statistical Abstract of the U.S. Online
    Authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States. ProQuest


  • Teacher Reference Center  
    Indexing and abstracts for 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines. Includes full-text for many of the publications. EBSCOhost
  • Tests in Print (combined with Mental Measurements Yearbook)  
    Searches MMY and TIP simultaneously. MMY is a comprehensive guide to 2,000+ testing instruments, from MMY Volume 9 to present, containing descriptive information, professional reviews, and reviewer references for tests in psychology, education, business, and leadership. TIP is a comprehensive bibliography to all known commercially available tests currently in print in the English language. For help citing reviews, consult this guide. EBSCOhost
  • TRIP Database
    A clinical search engine designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and use high-quality research evidence to support their practice and/or care. Open Access


  • U.S. Congressional Serial Set, 1817-1980  
    Reports, documents and journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, originally published in approximately 13,800 bound volumes. Readex
  • Ulrich's Web  
    Contains bibliographic and publisher information on more than 300,000 periodicals of all types — academic and scholarly journals, Open Access publications, peer-reviewed titles, popular magazines, newspapers, newsletters, and more. ProQuest


  • Value Line Investment Survey  
    On the portal page, select the link for Dashboard, and from the Quick Links box on right, select links to the VLIS or SMC stock reports (the ones BU subscribes to). For video tutorials, visit this page. ValueLine
  • Vocational and Career Collection  
    Provides coverage for 400 full text trade and industry-related journals and indexes 650 additional journals. EBSCOhost


  • Wall Street Journal  
    The financial newspaper of record offering in-depth coverage of national and international finance. All citations are full text. ProQuest
  • Washington Post (1877 - 1992)  
    Historical Newspaper offering full page and article images with searchable full-text. (May NOT be searched in combination with non-historical databases.) ProQuest
  • Web of Science  
    Provides access to ISI's Science Citation Index Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index. SCI indexes 6400+ major journals across 71 disciplines, and SSCI covers 1800+ social sciences journals spanning 54 disciplines. 1900 to the present. Click here for a pdf guide on how to use and here to view video tutorials. ISI
  • Westlaw Campus Research  
    Comprehensive collection of news, business, and law related information. Includes access to American Jurisprudence, 2d; American Law Reports; 800+ law reviews and journals; and many primary law sources (USCA, Federal Register, etc). View a user guide, here. Westlaw
  • WestlawNext  
    New interface for Westlaw Campus Research. View a PDF overview here, some shorter help guides here, and some video tutorials here. NOTE: Does not work with Firefox.
  • Wiley Interscience  
    Provides access to 150+ full-text journals in the sciences, health sciences, and social sciences, including business, education, and psychology. Also provides abstracts to additional journals, books, and other materials. Wiley
  • World Encyclopedia of Police Forces and Correctional Systems  
    Describes the national law enforcement and correctional systems of more than 195 countries across the globe. Gale Virtual Reference Library
  • World News Digest  
    Facts On File World News Digest since 1940 and selected content from Issues and Controversies On File, Today's Science On File, Editorials On File, Reuters On-Line News Service, etc. Facts on File
  • World Shakespeare Bibliography Online  
    Provides annotated entries for all important books, articles, book reviews, etc. related to Shakespeare and published or produced between 1968 to the present. Johns Hopkins University
  • WorldCat  
    Use this database to search the holdings of libraries worldwide. OCLC FirstSearch
  • Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life  
    Covers history, politics, customs, religion, education, human rights issues, teen life, and more, for cultural groups in Asia, Europe, the Americas and Africa. Gale Virtual Reference Library
  • Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices  
    Current religious practices around the world with an emphasis on how religions impact the daily lives of their followers. Gale Virtual Reference Library


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