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General Databases

Academic Search Complete (EBSCOhost) - Scholarly articles in many areas of academic study

eBook Academic Collection (EBSCOhost) - More that 135,000 eBooks in this database

Points of View Reference Center (EBSCOhost) - This database provides a series of controversial essays that present multiple sides of a current issue


Business Source Elite (EBSCOhost) - Full text coverage for over 1,000 business publications

Regional Business News (EBSCOhost) - Covers 80 regional business publications of the U.S.


ERIC (Education Resource Information Center) (EBSCOhost) - Contains education literature and resources

National Center for Education Statistics/Dept of ED - The primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education

Professional Development Collection (EBSCOhost) - Designed for the professional educator with a highly specialized collection

Women and Social Movements (Alexander Press)


GreenFILE (EBSCOhost) - covers the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health, and technology. 


CINAHL Plus with Full Text (EBSCOhost) - Full text of over 760 nursing journals

Consumer Health Complete (EBSCOhost) - Content covers all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine, complementary, holistic, and integrated medicine

Health Source - Consumer Edition (EBSCOhost) - Contains articles and information from consumer health magazines

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (EBSCOhost) - Contains over 550 nursing and allied health full text journals

MedlinePlus/NLM NIH - Produced by the National Library of Medicine, this database gives you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues

Historical Periodicals

American Antiquarian Society (AAS) (EBSCOhost) -Periodicals  documenting the life of America's people from the Colonial Era through the Civil War and Reconstruction. (To search - open the link, scroll to find the 50 thematic periodical subsets, click on the box to the left of your chosen set)

Interlibrary loan

OCLC FirstSearch AUTHO: 100-108-226 PASSWORD: spoonriver -- Searches for articles and books from all over the country, for use with the Interlibrary Loan service


Military & Government Collection (EBSCOhost) - Offers full text articles for current news to all branches of the military


NewsBank - Search current and archived coverage of issues, events, people, government, sports and more with the largest collection of full-text U.S. newspapers.

Newspaper Source (EBSCOhost) - Full text for 40 U.S. and international newspapers, along with 389 U.S. regional newspapers

Regional Business News (EBSCOhost) - Covers 80 regional business publications of the U.S.


PsycARTICLES (EBSCOhost) - Contains journals and articles published by the American Psychological Association (APA)


CREDO Reference - Searches over 3 million full text entries in 751 reference books

MasterFILE Premier (EBSCOhost) - Full text for nearly 500 reference books and contains an image collection of over 500,000 photos, maps, and flags


Statista - Contains over 1,000,000 statistics for researching quantitative data

Video Databases

American History in Video (Alexander Street Video) - Documentaries about historical events

Art and Architecture in Video (Alexander Street Video) - Documentaries about many varieties of art forms

Black Studies in Video (Alexander Street Video)

Filmmakers Library Online (Alexander Street Video)

Need some help? This library guide or video will help you learn the basics of searching an EBSCO database.

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