Databases and Research Tools

  • Please scroll down to access links to databases and other resources targeted for different subjects and topics. Links to newspaper databases and encyclopedias appear at the end of the page. Passwords for off-campus use are on a separate protected page.

     

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     Business/Economics

     

     

    Gale: Business Insights: Essentials

    Contains over 3,900 magazine articles and information on company profiles, industry reports, brands, market trends and economics.  Over 11,000 company histories and 500,000 company profiles are included.  

     

     

    Gale: Student Resources in Context: Business

    The business component contains newspaper, magazine and journal articles, as well as video and audio clips on a variety of business and economic topics.


     

     

      Proquest Research Library: Business 

     Includes articles from over 3,000 publications on business, financial      and economic information. A component on industries and careers is  included.  

     

     

     Controversial/Social Issues

     


     

     

    Proquest: SIRS Issues Researcher

    A database of over 80,000 full-text articles covering controversial issues in society. Pro/Con viewpoints are analyzed on issues throughout the world.

     

     

    Gale: Opposing Viewpoints

    Full-text articles on the most controversial issues in society. Pro/Con essays, court cases, social activists/reformers biographies, statistics, as well as images, graphs and weekly presidential podcasts.

     

     

    Gale: Student Resources in Context

    A cross-curriculum database that covers all subject areas. Includes full-text magazine, journal and newspaper articles, books, primary and reference resources, as well as multi-media resources.

     

     

    Proquest Research Library: Social Sciences

    Includes full-text articles from various publications on current and controversial subjects.

     

     

    Proquest eLibrary

    Includes 2,500 full-text magazines, newspapers, books, television and radio transcripts.  Also includes over seven million maps, pictures, websites, and audio and video files covering all academic subjects.

     

     

     ABC-CLIO

     Issues: Understanding Controversy & Society. Provides authoritative historical context, primary and secondary sources that help students develop an understanding of how society shapes and is shaped by controversy.

     

     

     

     

    English/Literature 

                                                                                                                 
                                                

                                                        Bloom's Literary Reference Center

    Bloom’s essays examine the lives and works of great writers throughout history. Literary topics, themes, genres, movements and literary criticisms are examined. Includes author biographies, images and videos. 

     


    Gale: Student Resources in Context: Literature

    The literature component covers many authors and their works. Critical essays, literary themes, reference articles, plot summaries, magazine and news articles, as well as websites, video and audio clips are included.

     

     



    Gale: Literature Reference E-Books
    Titles include: Novels for Students, Poetry for Students, Drama for Students, Non-fiction Classics for Students, Short Stories for Students, Shakespeare for Students, Gale Contextual Encyclopedia, Literature and Its Times, World Literature and Its Times, Twenty-First Century Novels.

     

     

     

    Proquest Research Library: Literature
    Includes full-text articles from various publications on all facets of American and World literature.    

     

     

    Proquest eLibrary

    Includes 2,500 full-text magazines, newspapers, books, television and radio transcripts.  Also includes over seven million maps, pictures, websites, and audio and video files covering all academic subjects.

     

     

     

     

     

    General/All Academic Subjects

     

    EBSCO: Advanced Placement Source

    An AP focused multi-media database containing more than 4500 full-text academic journals and magazines.

     

     

     

    Gale Student Resources in Context: All Subjects

    A cross-curriculum database that covers all subject areas. Includes full-text magazine, journal and newspaper articles, books, primary and reference resources, as well as multi-media resources. 

     

     

     

    Proquest Research Library: All Subjects

     

    One-stop access to over 5,000 titles in all academic subjects from scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers dating back from 1971 to the present. 

     

     

     

    JSTOR

    Includes peer-reviewed, archived and current articles from more than 1,400 scholarly journals in over 50 academic disciplines. Primary sources and academic books are also included. 

     

     

     

    Gale: Academic OneFile

    Contains academic journals and magazines articles covering a wide variety of subjects.

     

     

    Gale: General Databases

     

    A wide variety of databases that contain academic journal and magazines articles ranging from criminal justice to communications and mass media.


    Proquest eLibrary

    Includes 2,500 full-text magazines, newspapers, books, television and radio transcripts.  Also includes over seven million maps, pictures, websites, and audio and video files covering all academic subjects.

     

     

     

    Gale:Research in Context Gale: Research In Context

    Covers all subject areas and includes full-text newspapers, magazines, primary and multi-media resources.

     

     

     

     

    History/Social Studies

     

     

     

    ABC-CLIO

    Six individual databases are included: American Government, American History, World History:The Modern Era, World Geography, World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras, and Understanding a Changing World and Issues:Understanding Controversy and Society.

     

     

    EBSCO: Advanced Placement Source

    An AP focused multi-media database containing more than 4500 full-text academic journals and magazines.

     

     

    Gale Student Resources in Context: History

    The history component contains newspaper, magazine and academic journal articles, reference materials, as well as multimedia resources on a variety of history topics. 

     

     

     

    Proquest Research Library: History

    Includes full-text articles from various publications on subjects such as U.S. and World history, ancient civilizations, historical events and the military.

     

     

     

     

    Proquest: SIRS Decades

    Features more than 5,000 primary and secondary source articles highlighting key events, movements, people and places in 20th-century America.

     

     

     

     

    Gale History Reference E-Books

    Twenty-two reference history books available that can be accessed by multiple users. 

     

     

     

    JSTOR

    Includes peer-reviewed, archived and current articles from more than 1,400 scholarly journals in over 50 academic disciplines. Primary sources and academic books are also included.  

     

     

     

    Science

                                                   Science Direct: College Edition

     Includes over 2600 journals and 26,000 books in the science, health and technical fields.

     

     

     

    EBSCO: Advanced Placement Source

    An AP focused multi-media database containing more than 4500 full-text academic journals and magazines.

     

     

     

    Gale Student Resources in Context: Science

    Contains newspaper, magazine and academic journal articles, as well as video and audio clips on a variety of science topics. 

     

     

    Proquest Research Library: Science

    Includes full-text articles from various publications on subjects such as biology, chemistry, agriculture, environmental science, technology and engineering. 
     
     
     

     

    JSTOR 

    Includes peer-reviewed, archived and current articles from more than 1,400 scholarly journals in over 50 academic disciplines. Primary sources and academic books are also included. 

     

     

     

    Health

     

     Gale Student Resources in Context: Health 

     Contains newspaper, magazine and journal articles, as well as video  and audio clips on a variety of health topics. 

     

         

      Proquest Research Library: Health

      Includes full-text articles from various publications on subjects related     to health and medicine.

     

     

     Gale: Health Reference Center Academic

     Contains over 3,000 magazines and journals covering a variety of  medical and health topics.

     

     

     

    Newspapers

      

    Gale: InfoTrac

    Includes various newspapers from New York State, such as The New York Times, The New York Post and The Wall Street Journal, as well as 1,00 newspapers from the United States and worldwide.

     

     

     

    Encyclopedias and eBooks

     


     World Book Encyclopedia and Advanced Reference Suite

      

     


     Gale: Virtual Reference Library eBooks

     

     

     

    Britannica School
     Encyclopedia Britannica: School Edition
     For all grades and reading levels.
     

                                                                                                     
    Britannica Academic   
      Encyclopedia Britannica: Academic Edition
      For collegiate research. 
     
     

    Britannica Escolar   Encyclopedia Britannica: Escolar

     

     

    Other Useful Resources and Links

     

     

     United States Library of Congress

                                               Books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts including primary source documents and images

     

     The National Institutes of Health

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation's medical research facility.

     

    NASA

     

    NASA.gov brings you images, videos and interactive features from the unique perspective of America's space agency.

     

     

    CIA World Factbook

    The World Factbook provides information on the history, people government, economy, geography, communities, transportation, military and transnational issues for 26 world entities.

     

     

     Project Gutenberg

     

    Project Gutenberg offers over 46,000 free eBooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.

     


    Merriam-Webster Dictionary

    Free searchable dictionary and thesaurus, word games, a word of the day, and many other English language and vocabulary reference tools and resources.

     

     

     

     


    Foreign Language Dictionary

    Free online dictionaries - Spanish, French, Italian, German and more. Conjugations, audio pronunciations and forums for your questions.