Databases A-Z

So what is a database? It is a collection of data or information organized in a specific manner so that the information can be easily accessed.

In the library it is referred to as an online collection of scholarly articles that you can search by using keywords. Go to this library guide to learn the basics of searching an EBSCO database.

Students: Off-campus access is available with your library card number found on the back of your student ID card. When prompted for this number be sure to use a capital D and your digits with no spaces in between, for example D8692xxxxx.

If you need a library card number please fill out the application on the Library Card Application page.

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

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)

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

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

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

eBook Academic Collection (EBSCOhost) - More than 135,000 eBooks in this database with a broad range of academic subject coverage

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

Filmmakers Library Online (Alexander Street Video) 

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

Human Rights Studies (Alexander Street Press) - This database contains scholarly information about human rights violations and atrocity crimes from 1900-2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oxford English Dictionary - The OED is regarded as the accepted authority on the English language

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

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

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

Purdue Online Writing Lab - Assistance with citations and writing styles

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

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

Women and Social Movements (Alexander Press)

World News Digest - An aggregated news database with more than 100 major newspapers, news magazines, other periodicals, and government and online sources from the U.S. and around the world

To contact a reference librarian for help with research, call (309) 649-6603 or email,