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Academic Search Premier
A multi-disciplinary database containing full text for more than 4,600 journals, in addition to indexing and abstracts for more than 8,500 journals. This scholarly collection offers information in nearly every area of academic study including: computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, and many more.

Access World News
Full-text coverage of local, regional, national and international news from more than 5000 newspapers, newswires, blogs, journals, transcripts and video files.
1985-present; varies by title

ACS Journal Search
Citations, abstracts and full text articles of 47 American Chemical Society journals and other publications all the way back to the first issue of publication. Includes the Journal of the ACS and the Journal of Chemical Education.
1879-present; varies by title

AIDS & Cancer Research Abstracts
This comprehensive database provides bibliographic data from the worldwide scientific literature as related to AIDS, immunology, virology, and cancer genetics. Information featured in the database concentrates on both basic science research and clinical applications.

American National Biography Online 
The landmark American National Biography offers portraits of more than 17,400 men and women -- from all eras and walks of life -- whose lives have shaped the nation. The ANB Online features thousands of illustrations, more than 80,000 hyperlinked cross-references and links to select web sites.

Multidisciplinary index of articles from the contents pages of over 16,000 journals. Describes one article, news story, letter or other item from a journal in each record.


ASFA: Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts
Indexes citations and abstracts of all aspects of aquatic resources, including life sciences, economics, and social science/public policy aspects. Sources include journals, books, conference papers, reports, patents, dissertations, and maps.



Biblical Archaeology Society Archive
Search and browse the full text of 8 religion books and journals published by the Biblical Archaeology Society, including the Biblical Archaeology Review and the Bible Review.

Biography Reference Bank
With links to every article focused on any individual in nearly every WilsonWeb database, Biography Reference Bank offers a breadth and depth of information you’ll find in no other biography database. It covers over 500,000 people and includes over 36,000 images!

Biography Reference Center 
Comprehensive collection of more than 450,000 full text biographies, including the complete full text run of Biography Today and Biography Magazine, as well as thousands of narrative biographies not available in other databases.

Biological Sciences
This database offers abstracts and citations to a wide range of research in biochemistry, biotechnology, ecology, genetics, microbiology, molecular biology, zoology, and some aspects of agriculture, medicine and veterinary science.

Provides a unique aggregation of 87 high-impact bioscience research journals from independent society and organizational publishers in the biological sciences, featuring timely content on a wide-array of today’s most pressing topics, including global warming, stem cell research, ecological and biodiversity conservation.  

Business Source Complete
Full-text coverage to more than 2,800 scholarly journals and trade publications in business, economics, political science and public administration. Selected Datamonitor company reports and EIU country documents are also available. 



Cambridge Scientific Abstracts 
Also known as CSA Illumina. See ProQuest entry for more information.

The Catalog of Art Museum Images Online is a growing online collection documenting works of art from around the world, representing the collections of prominent museums. CAMIO highlights the creative output of cultures around the world, from prehistoric to contemporary times, and covering the complete range of expressive forms.

CINAHL Plus with Full Text
Provides full text for many of the most used nursing and allied health journals (more than 760) in the CINAHL index, with no embargo and dating back to 1937. In addition, it provides indexing for more than 5,000 journals in these fields. It offers complete coverage of English-language nursing journals and publications from the National League of Nursing and the American Nurses' Association, as well as health care books, nursing dissertations, standards of practice and much more.

Clase and Periodica
Citations from 2,600 scholarly Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities published in the Spanish, Portuguese, French and English languages.
1975-present; varies by title

Communication & Mass Media Complete
Communication & Mass Media Complete (CMMC) incorporates the content of CommSearch and Mass Media Articles Index along with numerous other journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study; indexing around 700 journals and containing full text for over 380 titles.
1915-present; varies by title

Computer and Information Systems Abstracts
Provides a comprehensive monthly update on the latest theoretical research and practical applications around the world. This database provides international coverage as well as coverage of numerous non-serial publications.

Consumer Health Complete 
Provides convenient access to easily understandable health and medical information. Browse or search within medical encyclopedias, popular reference books, and magazine articles.

COS Conference Papers Index
An index of citations to papers and poster sessions presented at major scientific meetings around the world. Subject emphasis since 1995 has been in the life sciences, environmental sciences and the aquatic sciences, while older material also covers physics, engineering and materials science. Information is derived from final programs, abstracts booklets and published proceedings, as well as from questionnaire responses.

CQ Researcher

Full-length articles on important issues today that include an overview, historical background, chronology, pro/con feature, plus resources for additional research. 


eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)
Contains a large selection of multidisciplinary eBook titles representing a broad range of academic subject matter. Includes titles from leading university presses such as Oxford University Press, MIT Press, State University of New York Press, Cambridge University Press, University of California Press, McGill-Queen's University Press, Harvard University Press and many others.

Education Source
Indexing and abstracts for more than 2,850 academic periodicals, and full text for more than 1,800 journals and 550 books and education-related conference proceedings, as well as citations for over 100,000 educational tests. Coverage spans all levels of education from early childhood to higher education, and also includes educational specialties such as multilingual education, health education and testing.

Electronic books
Catalog of online electronic books available through libraries worldwide. Contains descriptions of all the online electronic books cataloged by OCLC member libraries. The Doane College community has access to the full text of a limited number of these ebooks.

Electronic Collections Online (ECO)
Collection of scholarly journals that includes all of the original content and images of articles and bibliographic information for all journals. Allows you to view abstracts and full-text articles only from journals to which your library subscribes.
1995-present; varies by titles

Electronics & Communications Abstracts
Tracks every relevant source of information necessary to keep abreast of this complex, highly competitive discipline. This database provides international coverage as well as coverage of numerous non-serial publications.

The EconLit database, produced by the American Economic Association, includes subject indexing and abstracts to 685 journals, books, dissertations, and working papers in the field of economics and allied disciplines.

Encyclopaedia Britannica Online
Search the content of encyclopedias, a dictionary and thesaurus, a multimedia database with images, videos, and sound files, the Web's Best Sites, selected magazines and journals, country statistics from World Data Analyst, notable quotations, and Gateway to the Classics (a collection of works of Western history, literature, philosophy, and science). 

Environmental Impact Statements
This one resource provides detailed abstracts of all of those statements, also indexing them for easy reference. It extracts the key issues from complex government-released environmental impact statements, converting massive documents into concise, readable abstracts. Each entry includes a clear description of the project, sections on positive impact and negative consequences, and legal mandates. Major areas of coverage include: Air Transportation, Defense Programs, Energy, Hazardous Substances, Land Use, Parks, Refuges, and Forests, Research and Development, Roads and Railroads, Urban and Social Programs and Water.

Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management
This multidisciplinary database provides unparalleled and comprehensive coverage of the environmental sciences. Abstracts and citations are drawn from over 10,000 serials including scientific journals, conference proceedings, reports, monographs, books and government publications.

ERIC is the major index to literature in education. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, it provides full citations and abstracts for journal articles, books, curricula, government documents, dissertations, and research reports selected by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES). Full text is available for many research reports, and you may limit your search to show only results with free full text. Also available through Cambridge Scientific Abstracts and FirstSearch.



Choose to search by subject area or in one of thirteen databases provided by FirstSearch. Includes ArticleFirst and WorldCat.



Global Issues in Context
Provides comprehensive and balanced research on crucial international issues and news headlines in a single search through more than 250 media-rich issue pages, 200 country pages, 400 international newspapers and magazines, and a multimedia library.

Government Publications Office Monthly Catalog
Covers all types of U.S. government documents, including Congressional reports, hearings, debates, and records; judiciary materials; and documents issued by executive departments (Defense, State, Labor, Office of the President, etc.).

A freely accessible research database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment, with information on topics ranging from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond. Comprised of scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports.

Grove Art Online
See Oxford Art Online for more information.

Grove Music Online
See Oxford Music Online for more information.



Hoover's Online

Providing comprehensive up-to-date information through a global database of over 85 million companies, 90 million decision makers, 1,000 industries. (Description from website.)



Full-text backfiles to almost 850 scholarly journals from more than 25 academic disciplines published between the 19th and 21st centuries in the JSTOR Arts & Sciences I - IV, Arts & Sciences VII, and Biological Sciences collections. JSTOR provides complete journal backruns from the date of initial publication up to a "moving wall" of 3 to 5 years before the present year.
1831-present; varies by title



Legal Information Reference Center
Provides online full text for more than 310 top consumer legal reference books, publications, and legal forms. The database offers the necessary tools for the everyday user and detailed "how-to" instructions to independently address a range of legal issues including business law, financial planning, family law, property and real estate, and rights and disputes.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
LISTA indexes journal articles, books, research reports, and conference proceedings in librarianship, information management, search engines, the information industry, scholarly communication, and electronic publishing. 

Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA)
Indexes the international literature in linguistics and related disciplines in the language sciences. The database covers all aspects of the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Complete coverage is given to various fields of linguistics including descriptive, historical, comparative, theoretical and geographical linguistics.

Literary Reference Center
Comprehensive database that combines information from over 1,000 books and monographs, major literary encyclopedias and reference works, hundreds of literary journals, and unique sources not available anywhere else. LRC contains detailed information on the most studied authors and their works, from antiquity to the present day.



MasterFILE Complete
Provides full text for periodicals covering an extensive range of subject areas including business, health, education, fitness, sports & leisure, personal finance, general science, multicultural issues, DIY, fashion and much more. In addition, this database includes over 55,000 primary source documents and nearly 1,000 reference books.

Materials Research Database
Covers publications related to materials science, metals, alloys, ceramics, polymers, and engineering composites. Topics covered include raw materials, processing, refining, end uses, performance, and recycling, as well as business aspects of materials science. Databases begin in the 1960s, 1970s or 1980s; select older references are included.

Mechanical Engineering Abstracts
Contains abstracts of the worldwide literature on mechanical engineering, engineering management, and production engineering.

The National Library of Medicine's index to scholarly literature in medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine and the health care system, from 1994-present. MEDLINE links to the FirstSearch interface; this database can also be searched through the CSA interface and the NLM's free PubMed web interface.

Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print
Produced by the Buros Institute at the University of Nebraska, the MMY provides users with a comprehensive guide to over 2,000 contemporary testing instruments within such diverse areas as psychology, education, business, and leadership.
Volume 9-present

Military & Government Collection
Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military, this database cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals. The database also offers indexing and abstracts for more than 400 titles.

MLA International Bibliography
The major research resource for information on English literature, foreign languages and linguistics. Includes references to scholarly articles, books, book chapters, book reviews, and dissertations from 1963 to the present. 

Music Online: Listening Plus
Music Online allows users to cross search all of the music databases published by Alexander Street Press to which we subscribe: American Song, Classical Music Library, Contemporary World Music, Jazz Music LibraryPopular Music Library, and Smithsonian Global Sound

Features a focus on people-based records, which contain information about both everyday people and prominent individuals across societies and periods of time. Access to information both about specialized topics (regions, time periods) as well as social, cultural, and political trends, with a wide scope.



NoveList Plus
This is a readers' advisory for fiction and nonfiction, and links to other home pages and fiction related web sites; includes reviews and descriptions; reviews from Library Journal, Publisher's Weekly, Booklist, Kirkus from 1996.



Catalog of digital resources such as digital books and articles, audio files, movies, and data sets from open archive collections. Provides direct links to items within the collections from over 1,000 providers.

Oceanic Abstracts
This database covers the worldwide technical literature pertaining to the marine and brackish-water environment. The database focuses on marine biology and physical oceanography, fisheries, aquaculture, non-living resources,
meteorology and geology, plus environmental, technological, and legislative topics.

Oxford Art Online
Users have access to the more than 23,000 subject entries, 21,000 biographies, 500,000 bibliographic citations, 40,000 image links, and 5,500 images contained within Grove Art Online, as well as the more than 5,000 entries and 500 images from the Oxford Companion to Western Art, the Concise Dictionary of Art Terms, and Oxford’s Encyclopedia of Aesthetics.

Oxford Music Online
This reference source contains articles on composers, performers, styles, genres, world music, instruments, and much more. Incorporates the New Grove Dictionary of Music, which can be cross-searched with The Oxford Dictionary of Music and The Oxford Companion to Music.

Oxford Reference Online
Over 100 full text language and subject dictionaries and reference works. Topics covered include general reference, language, science and medicine, humanities, social sciences, and business.



Index of papers presented at conferences, symposia, workshops, etc., worldwide on a variety of subjects. From the British Library Document Supply Centre.

Physical Education Index
This database allows all researchers and professionals in the field to acquire accurate and scholarly information. These abstracts feature a wide variety of content, ranging from physical education curricula, to sports medicine, to dance. Health education and physical therapy are also covered as they continue to become more prevalent in our society.

PILOTS: Published International Literature On Traumatic Stress
A database with a goal to include citations to all literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health sequelae of traumatic events, without disciplinary, linguistic, or geographical limitations, and to offer both current and retrospective coverage. From the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Points of View Reference Center
This database contains more than 370 topics, each with an overview (objective background / description), point (argument), and counterpoint (opposing argument). Each topic features a Guide to Critical Analysis which helps the reader evaluate the controversy and enhances students’ ability to read critically, develop their own perspective on the issues, and write or debate an effective argument on the topic.

Index of proceedings from workshops, conferences, meetings, etc., worldwide received by the British Library Document Supply Centre. Each record contains a list of the papers presented at the conference.

Search one or more databases on this platform such as Biological Sciences, Physical Education Index, Sociological Abstracts, and others.

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global
This is a comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from 1743 to the present day and offering full text for graduate works added since 1997, along with selected full text for works written prior to 1997. It contains a significant amount of new international dissertations and theses both in citations and in full text.

Full text access to the 43 journals published by the American Psychological Association, the APA Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association, and Hogrefe & Huber, some going back to 1988. PsycARTICLES journals are indexed in the PsycINFO database.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
This database provides extensive full-text coverage for a broad range of subjects in the fields of psychology, behavioral sciences and related disciplines. It provides particularly strong coverage in child & adolescent psychology and various areas of counseling. It can be searched independently, but also allows users from subscribing institutions to conveniently link to full text from citations within PsycINFO.

Citations and abstracts to articles from more than 1300 international journals in psychology and related fields, going back to 1840. This database covers all areas of psychology, including experimental, developmental, communications, social processes and issues, personality, physical and psychological disorders, professional issues, applied psychology, educational psychology, and behavioral literature in such related fields as law, business and medicine. Also includes citations for books and book chapters. Citations may include links to full text journal articles available through PsycARTICLES and Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection.



Readers' Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982 (H.W. Wilson)
The online version of the Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature indexes 375 leading magazines published in the United States and reflects the history of 20th century America.  

Regional Business News
A supplemental database for customers of Business Source Complete. With daily updates, Regional Business News provides comprehensive full text for regional business publications (including titles from Crain Communications). It incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. 



Science and Technology Collection
This database contains full text for hundreds of leading scholarly journals covering a wide-array of scientific and technological subject areas. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 1,800 publications.

Indexes content of more than 2,500 core journals and 10,500 books in the scientific fields, and provides to Doane students full-text articles for the following journals: The Lancet, Lancet Infectious DiseasesAnimal Behaviour, and Business Horizons.

SciFinder Registration / SciFinder Login (available to CURRENT students & faculty only)
SciFinder Scholar retrieves information contained in databases produced by Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS): CAplus (more than 8,000 journals), CAS REGISTRY (32 million specific chemical substances), and CASREACT (reaction information for more than 5 million single- and multiple-step reactions). Chemical source and regulatory information from the CHEMCATS and CHEMLIST databases provided for many substances. Also includes citations from MEDLINE.

Small Business Reference Center
This database offers a collection of state-specific resources supported with demographic data and other local information. Included in the database are business videos that provide information for business owners: interviews, ‘lessons learned’ features, lectures and ‘how to’ videos to help foster success in all aspects of managing a business.

Social Services Abstracts
Provides bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development.

Sociological Abstracts
A database of the international literature of sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. It provides abstracts of journal articles, books, book chapters, dissertations, conference papers and working papers.

Solid State and Superconductivity Abstracts
Covers all aspects of theory, production, and application of solid state materials and devices -- as well as the new high- and low-temperature superconductivity technology. Some of the topics covered are phase, crystal, and mechanical properties of solids, optical and dielectric properties, conductive and magnetic properties, exotic electronic structure and energy gaps, SQUIDs, impurity effects, flux structures and critical current, ceramics, twinning phenomena, and more.

STN Easy
Access from Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) to more than 200 databases of published research, journal literature, patents, structures, sequences, properties, and other data. Since the library is charged per search and record(s) displayed, access is limited by username and password; contact Jayne Germer



Wall Street Journal
Find full text articles via thorough indexing of each issue of this newspaper, from 1984 to today's issue. This includes access to not only top news stories but also the information contained in the various sections of the paper -- companies, people, products, etc.

WestlawNext Campus Research 
Provides access to a comprehensive collection of news and business information and law-related resources including SEC filings, Hoover's company profiles and records, major newspapers, trade journals, broadcast transcripts, law reviews and journals, federal and state court cases, state statutes and regulations, U.S. Code Annotated, and the Federal Register. Pop-up blocker must be disabled to use this database.

Includes over 40 million bibliographic records representing cataloged resources in 400 languages owned by libraries around the world. Materials date back to the 11th century. Owning libraries can be identified for books, journals, archival resources and electronic resources. The database can also be searched through its free web interface, at
1000 CE-present; updated daily

WorldCat Dissertations and Theses
Index of over 8 million dissertations, theses and published material based on theses cataloged by member libraries, including all subjects.