Research Databases







Social Sci/History/

In addition to databases listed under each subject heading, all databases under "General/Interdiscplinary" are appropriate for any subject.




  • American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection: Over 7500 digitized periodicals from the late 17th to late 19th centuries, covering all aspects of American life
  • Credo Reference: Gather background information on your topic from hundreds of full-text encyclopedias, dictionaries, quotations, and subject-specific titles, as well as 500,000+ images and audio files and over 1,000 videos
  • Gale Ebooks: Full-text articles from respected Gale reference titles; covers many different subjects
  • JSTOR: Full text of core scholarly journals across all major disciplines, from the first issue until 1-5 years ago (no current issues)
  • MasterFile PremierA database of full-text magazines, journals, and reference books, as well as photo, map, and flag files dating back to 1917. Titles include popular magazines like Consumer Reports, Car and Driver, Country Living, Elle, Essence, Good Housekeeping, Harper’s Bazaar, and Popular Mechanics alongside an expansive list of scholarly and trade publications.
  • ProQuest Central: Large interdisciplinary database - includes all of our ProQuest databases in a single search
  • ProQuest Research Library: Interdisciplinary database of scholarly journals, magazines, trade publications, and news
  • WorldCat: A database of books in libraries everywhere, including who owns them 




  • Agriculture & Environmental Science Collection: Journal articles, maps, reports, and more. Includes the National Agriculture Library's AGRICOLA database.
  • American Chemical Society Journals: Searchable database of ACS journals, no full text
  • American Society of Microbiology journals: Search ASM journals. Abstracts available from 1992-1997; full text 1998-present. Most recent 6 months not available.
  • BioMed Central: Full-text of selected peer-reviewed journals in the medical and biological sciences
  • CINAHL Complete: Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, includes legal cases, drug records, clinical trials, and full text of over 700 nursing journals
  • Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials: Cochrane Controlled Trials Register is a bibliography of controlled trials identified by contributors to the Cochrane Collaboration and others, as part of an international effort to hand search the world's journals and create an unbiased source of data for systematic reviews.
  • Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews contains full text articles, as well as protocols focusing on the effects of healthcare. Data is evidence-based medicine and is often combined statistically (with meta-analysis) to increase the power of the findings of numerous studies, each too small to produce reliable results individually.
  • Cochrane Methodology Register: The Cochrane Methodology Register (CMR) is a bibliography of publications which report on methods used in the conduct of controlled trials. It includes journal articles, books and conference proceedings. It contains studies of methods used in reviews and more general methodological studies which could be relevant to anyone preparing systematic reviews. CMR records contain the title of the article, information on where it was published (bibliographic details), and in some cases, a summary of the article.
  • Cochrane Clinical Answers: Cochrane Clinical Answers (CCAs) provide a readable, digestible, clinically focused entry point to rigorous research from Cochrane systematic reviews. They are designed to be actionable and to inform decision making at the point of care. Each Cochrane Clinical Answer contains a clinical question, a short answer, and an opportunity to ‘drill down’ to the evidence from relevant Cochrane reviews. The evidence is displayed in a user friendly format, mixing narrative, numbers and graphics.
  • Earth, Atmospheric and Aquatic Science Database: Full text scholarly and trade journals, technical reports, and more
  • Medline Complete: The National Library of Medicine's database of citations and abstracts for biomedical and health journals used by health care professionals, nurses, clinicians and researchers, with full text of 2300 of the most-used journals
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences: Searchable; abstracts available 1990-96, full text 1997-present, recent issues not available
  • ProQuest Biological Science Database: Biology-related journals, many peer-reviewed and full text
  • ProQuest Consumer Health Database: Journals and magazines on consumer health topics
  • ProQuest Health & Medical Collection: Database of journals covering clinical and consumer health and healthcare administration
  • ProQuest Healthcare Administration Database: Journals covering healthcare management and administration
  • ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Database: Journals and dissertations covering nursing, allied health and alternative medicine
  • ProQuest Public Health Database: Access to core literature in the public health field
  • ProQuest Science Database: Database of applied and general science articles
  • PubMed: Access to Medline journal index and other scientific journals, with links to full-text for some
  • PubMed Central: Full-text of selected journals in the life sciences
  • Wildlife & Ecology Studies Worldwide: Huge index to resources on wild animals and ecology


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