Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Databases provide access to published material in:
- scholarly journals
- and other valuable information sources.
Citing Your Sources
While writing research papers, you may need to:
♦ List your sources in bibliographies or works cited, and
♦ Provide either footnotes or endnotes.
For more help with citations, check this guide out.
Databases for Scholarly Articles
Academic Search Complete
(approximately 1880s to date)
Provides abstracts and full-text articles from more than 10,000 books, scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, and reference works on a wide variety of topics.
America: History and Life
(1964 to date)
Covers United States and Canadian history from earliest times to the present. Includes abstracts of articles (summaries), and full-text articles.
(1954 to date)
Covers all aspects of history (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present. Includes abstracts of articles (summaries), and full-text articles.
Humanities International Complete
(coverage varies; approximately 1985 to date)
Provides the full text of hundreds of magazines, journals, books, and other works.
(archived publications from the 1800s to the last 1-5 years)
A full-text collection of scholarly journals in a wide variety of disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. To focus your search, use the Advanced Search and the "narrow by discipline" and "language" limiters.
(coverage varies; mostly 1995 to date)
Provides online access to more than 400 scholarly journals in the humanities, arts, and social sciences.
Other Useful Databases
Ancestry Library Edition
Provides genealogical and historical information.
Biography and Genealogy Master Index
An index to millions of biographical sketches in hundreds of reference books and other sources. To use the index, 1) Look up your name. 2) Note the various titles that contain information on the person. 3) Use the Libraries' online catalog to locate the reference works. An excellent place to begin biographical research on living and deceased persons from around the world.
Issues & Controversies
(1995 to date)
Since 1995, Issues and Controversies has covered the most "prominent and hotly debated issues of the day," offering in-depth analyses, pro-con articles, and bibliographies.
Social Sciences Full Text
(1983 to date; full text 1995 to date)
Indexes and abstracts more than 625 journals in the fields of political science, psychology, sociology, gender studies, and other disciplinary fields in the social sciences.
Having trouble accessing a database?