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BioOne | Britannica | EBSCOhost | eLibrary | FirstSearch | JSTOR | LexisNexis |
Oxford English Dictionary | ProQuest (formerly CSA)

 

Databases by Subject

Select or scroll to the subject listing of databases that are relevant to your topic. General are multi-discipline databases that cover most if not all topics.

 

General | Reference (Biography, Encyclopedias, OED) | WorldCat (books, DVDs, etc) |
Business | Computer Science | Education | Literature, Linguistics & Languages |
Mathematics & Statistics | Medicine | Philosophy | Political Science | Psychology |
Science | Social Sciences

 

Handy Tips: To retrieve only results with full text, click the "Full Text" limit box.

To retrieve only journal articles, click the "Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals", "Peer reviewed", or "Scholarly journals" limit box. More searching tips

 

Journal Finder - Search all databases for full text journals, magazines, and newspapers; not articles. Use if you have the citation for an article.

 


General - Ranked by relevancy.

Academic Search Premier
(EBSCOhost)

Coverage: 1975-present

Full text: Yes

Multi-disciplinary full text database containing full text for more than 4,600 journals, including nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context
(Gale)

Coverage: 1983-present
Full text: Yes
Covers today's hottest social issues from all perspectives.

OmniFile Full Text Select
(EBSCOhost)

 

Coverage: 1994-present

Full text: Yes

Full text-only database that contains a wealth of essential material for learning and research across the disciplines

 

For non-PSC Nebraska residents, use NebraskAccess

Contact the library for the password.

LexisNexis Academic

Coverage: depends on the source

Full text: Yes

Collection of newspapers (many same day of publication) and transcripts from major television and radio networks; U.S. and international cases, regulations, and laws; company information; and SEC filings.

eLibrary

Coverage: Not provided

Full text: Yes

Collection of eBooks, articles from journals, magazines, and newspaper, videos, images, and more. Also helpful tools for K-12 educators such as common core correlations.

 

For non-PSC Nebraska residents, use NebraskAccess

Contact the library for the password.

Google Scholar
free access

Search scholarly literature on Internet.
JSTOR

Coverage: 1800- 3 or 5 years before current year

Full text: Yes

Early Journal Content (free to anyone) has some journals pertaining to various topics. The journals are in the public domain and are released by publisher.

ArticleFirst
(FirstSearch)

 

Coverage: 1990-present

Full-text: No

Index of articles from the contents pages of journals.

 

For non-PSC Nebraska residents, use NebraskAccess

Contact the library for the password.

ClasePeriodica
(FirstSearch)

 

Coverage: 1975-present

Full-text: No

Index of Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities

 

For non-PSC Nebraska residents, use NebraskAccess

Contact the library for the password.

ECO
(FirstSearch)

Coverage: 1995-present

Full-text: No

Collection of 5,000 scholarly journals

 

For non-PSC Nebraska residents, use NebraskAccess

Contact the library for the password.

PapersFirst
(FirstSearch)

 

Coverage: 1993-present

Full-text: No

Index of papers presented at conferences worldwide

 

For non-PSC Nebraska residents, use NebraskAccess

Contact the library for the password.

Proceedings
(FirstSearch)

Coverage: 1993-present

Full-text: No

Index of worldwide conference proceedings

 

For non-PSC Nebraska residents, use NebraskAccess

Contact the library for the password.

WorldCat Dissertations
(FirstSearch)

 

Coverage: Not provided

Full-text: No

Database of all dissertations and theses available in WorldCat

 

For non-PSC Nebraska residents, use NebraskAccess

Contact the library for the password.

Directory of Open Access Journals
free access

Coverage: depends on source

Full text: Yes

Over 9,900 open access journals in various disciplines with free full text.

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Reference

Biography Reference Bank
(EBSCOhost)

Coverage: Not provided

Full text: Some

Contains biographical full-text articles, page images and abstracts from today’s leading magazines and journals.

 

For non-PSC Nebraska residents, use NebraskAccess

Contact the library for the password.

Encyclopedia Britannica

Place to start research when need background information on a topic. Includes Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, articles from magazines and newspapers, biographies, eBooks, and media.

eLibrary Reference

Search a collection of reference sources such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, almanacs, and atlases.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
(EBSCOhost)
This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

OED - Oxford English Dictionary

Authority on the English language. Provides meaning, history and pronunciation of over 600,000 words.

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Books

WorldCat.org
free access

 

WorldCat
(FirstSearch)
password protected

Coverage: 1000 BC-present

Full text: No

Find books, DVDs, CDs, dissertations, theses, and more owned by libraries around the world.

 

Will need to request items if not owned by PSC; use the “ILL” button. Or request them through your local library.

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Business

Business Source Elite
(EBSCOhost)

Coverage: 1985-present

Full text: Yes

Provides full text coverage for over 1,000 business publications and economics journals, including nearly 500 peer-reviewed publications.

LexisNexis Academic

Coverage: depends on the source

Full text: Yes

Collection of newspapers (many same day of publication) and transcripts from major television and radio networks; U.S. and international cases, regulations, and laws; company information; and SEC filings.

Regional Business News
(EBSCOhost)

 

Coverage: Not provided

Full text: Yes

Incorporates more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States

JSTOR

Coverage: 1800- 3 or 5 years before current year

Full text: Yes

Early Journal Content (free to anyone) has some journals pertaining to economics. The journals are in the public domain and are released by publisher.

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Computer Science

Computer and Information Systems Abstracts
(ProQuest formerly CSA)

Coverage: 1981-present

Full text: No

Citations and abstracts covering artificial intelligence, computer applications, computer programing, computer systems organization, information systems, mathematics of computing, and more.

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Education

Education Research Complete
(EBSCOhost)

 

Coverage: 1865-present

Full text: Yes

Offers the world's largest and most complete collection of full text education journals.

ERIC
(FirstSearch)


free access

Coverage: 1966-present

Full text: Some

Education research and information sponsored by the Institute of Education of the U.S. Department of Education.

 

For non-PSC Nebraska residents, use NebraskAccess

Contact the library for the password.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
(EBSCOhost)

 

Coverage: 1965-present

Full text: No

Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more

Teacher Reference Center
(EBSCOhost)

Coverage: 1984-present

Full text: No

Provides indexing and abstracts for 280 periodicals.

MAS Ultra - School Edition
(EBSCOhost)
Coverage: 1975-present
Full text: Yes
Designed specifically for high school libraries, contains full text for nearly 500 popular, high school magazines.

Kids Search – Middle & Elementary School
(EBSCOhost)

 

Coverage: Not provided

Full text: Yes

Designed for K-5 and middle school students for easy to search topics.

Searchasaurus – Elementary School
(EBSCOhost)

Coverage: 1989-present

Full text: Yes

A colorful, easy-to-use search interface for elementary and middle school students

Student Research Center – High School & Middle School
(EBSCOhost)

Coverage: Not provided

Full text: Yes

Appropriate research tool for grades 6-12.

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Literature, Linguistics & Language

Artemis: Literary Sources
(Gale)

Coverage: 1973-present

Full text: Yes

Collection of journals, magazines, critical essays, biographies and more with information on authors, their works, and literary moments.

Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts
(ProQuest formerly CSA)

Coverage: 1973-present

Full text: No

Abstracts and indexes the international literature in linguistics and related disciplines in the language sciences.

JSTOR

Coverage: 1800- 3 or 5 years before current year

Full text: Yes

Early Journal Content (free to anyone) has some journals pertaining to the humanities. The journals are in the public domain and are released by publisher.

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Mathematics & Statistics

JSTOR

Coverage: 1800- 3 or 5 years before current year

Full text: Yes

Over 50 journals in mathematical and statistical sciences.

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Medicine

Medline
(FirstSearch)

 

Coverage: 1950-present

Full-text: No

Indexes research from all areas of medicine including psychiatry, nursing, veterinary medicine.

 

For non-PSC Nebraska residents, use NebraskAccess

Contact the library for the password.

AIDS and Cancer Research Abstracts
(ProQuest formerly CSA)

Coverage: 1982-present

Full text: No

Information about AIDS, immunology, virology and cancer genetics.

MedlinePlus
free access

Provides information on diseases, conditions, and wellness issues.

PubMed

free access

Coverage: 1946-present

Full text: may link to full-text

Citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals and online books.

PubMed Central

free access

Coverage: Not provided

Full text: Yes

Free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journals.

Toxnet: Toxicology Data Network

free access

Database on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases.

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Philosophy

PhilPapers

free access

Coverage: Not provided

Full text: No

Index of works in philosophy including books, journal articles, and open access articles.

JSTOR

Coverage: 1800- 3 or 5 years before current year

Full text: Yes

Early Journal Content (free to anyone) has some journals pertaining to the humanities. The journals are in the public domain and are released by publisher.

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Political Science

LexisNexis Academic

Coverage: depends on the source

Full text: Yes

Collection of newspapers (many same day of publication) and transcripts from major television and radio networks; U.S. and international cases, regulations, and laws; company information; and SEC filings.

Military & Government Collection
(EBSCOhost)
Coverage: not provided
Full text: Yes
Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government.

GPO
(FirstSearch)

 

Coverage: 1976-present
Full-text: No

Covers all types of U.S. government documents, including Congressional reports, hearings, debates, judiciary materials, and documents issued by executive departments.

 

For non-PSC Nebraska residents, use NebraskAccess

Contact the library for the password.

JSTOR

Coverage: 1800- 3 or 5 years before current year

Full text: Yes

Early Journal Content (free to anyone) has some journals pertaining to politics. The journals are in the public domain and are released by publisher.

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Psychology

PsycINFO
(EBSCOhost)

 

Coverage: 1800-present

Full text: No

Devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health.

PILOTS: Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress
(ProQuest formerly CSA)

Coverage: 1871-present

Full text: No

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, it includes citations to all literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health disorders.

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Science

Agricola

free access

Coverage: 1970-present

Full text: No

Research in agriculture provided by U.S. Department of Agriculture

ASFA: Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts
(ProQuest formerly CSA)

Coverage: 1971-present

Full text: No

Research on aquatic organisms for scientists researching the world's living aquatic resources.

Biological Sciences
(ProQuest formerly CSA)

Coverage: 1982-present

Full text: No

Offers abstracts and citations to a wide range of research in biomedicine, biotechnology, zoology and ecology, and some aspects of agriculture and veterinary science.

BioOne.1 and BioOne.2

Coverage: 1998-present

Full text: Yes

Collection of peer-reviewed research in biological, ecological, and environmental sciences.

Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management
(ProQuest formerly CSA)

Coverage: 1967-present 

Full text: No

Collection of abstracts and citations focusing on environmental sciences.

GreenFILE
(EBSCOhost)

Coverage: 1910-present        

Full text: Yes

Offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment.

JSTOR

Coverage: 1862- 3 or 5 years from current year (no current issues)

Full text: Yes

Over 150 journals that span the sciences especially ecology and evolutionary biology, plant and animal science, paleontology, and conservation.

Materials Research Database
(ProQuest formerly CSA)

Coverage: 1966-present

Full text: No

Content on materials science, metallurgy, ceramics, polymers, and composites used in engineering application.

Mechanical Engineering Abstracts
(ProQuest formerly CSA)

Coverage: 1966-present

Full text: No

Citations and abstracts from works in mechanical engineering including forensic engineering, theoretical mechanics, computation, and more.

Solid State and Superconductivity Abstracts
(ProQuest formerly CSA)

Coverage: 1981-present

Full text: No

Provides global coverage on all aspects of theory, production, and application of solid state materials and devices.

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Social Sciences

European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750
(EBSCOhost)

Coverage: 1493-1750

Full text: No     

Contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750.

Social Services Abstracts
(ProQuest formerly CSA)

Coverage: 1979-present

Full text: No

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
(ProQuest formerly CSA)

Coverage: 1952-present

Full text: No

Abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences.

U.S. History in Context (Gale)

Coverage: 1915-present

Full text: Yes

Provides complete overview of U.S. history that covers the most-studied events, issues and current information. Has primary sources, video and audio files, articles, and more.

World History in Context (Gale)

Coverage: 1915-present

Full text: Yes

Provides multicultural, global and research-based dynamic content on 5,000 years of world history. Has articles, primary sources, video and audio files, and more.

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