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Research Databases by Subject


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Arts

Step 1: Start your topic exploration with the these general and subject specific reference resources. These resources are designed to provide you with a brief overview of your topic, introduce you to the keywords used to describe your topic, and identify how your topic is related to other important concepts. This type of information is the foundation of all research and is essential to formulating good research questions, thesis statements, and database search statements.

American Decades (Gale Virtual Reference Library): Cross-disciplinary source for general researchers who need to document and analyze periods of contemporary (1900 to 2000) American social history.

American Eras (Gale Virtual Reference Library): Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to particular eras in U.S. history.

American National Biography (Oxford Press): Biographical sketches of more than 17,400 men and women whose lives have shaped the nation.

Art and Humanities through the Eras (Gale Virtual Reference Library): Profiling milestones and movements in the arts, literature, music and religion from a specific period. Each volume in this set helps researchers understand the various disciplines of the humanities in relation to each other, as well as to history and culture.

Dictionary of Symbols (Gale Virtual Reference Library): A dictionary of nearly 200 symbols found in literature. Focuses on literary references rather than universal psychological archetypes and myths. Entries range from the Bible and classical authors to modern-day writing.

Encyclopedia Britannica (Badgerlink): Use this authoritative encyclopedia to locate background information on any topic imaginable. Provided by the State of Wisconsin's Badgerlink project. Off campus link

Encyclopedia of World Biography (Gale Virtual Reference Library) : A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.

Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art & Architecture (Oxford Press) : This encyclopedia spans every art form, medium, and civilization of the era, tracing the development of the art forms in Classical civilizations.

Oxford Reference Online (Oxford Press) : Search the content of over 100 subject-specific dictionaries, encyclopedias, almanacs, and atlases using the Oxford Reference Online database.

World Eras (Gale Virtual Reference Library): Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history.

World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras (ABC-CLIO): World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras cover early human history around the globe—from prehistoric times to the beginnings of the Renaissance.

Step 2: Use these databases if you already have a good understanding of your topic and have started to developed some research questions or write a thesis statement. These databases are designed to connect you to popular, scholarly and trade magazine articles, information published by the federal government, and newspaper articles. If the full-text of an article is not available through the database you are using, print out the citation and ask the librarian for assistance in locate the full-text.

Academic Search Premier (EBSCO): This multidisciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 scholarly journals and magazines. Provided by the State of Wisconsin's Badgerlink project. Off campus link

Historical New York Times Newspaper (ProQuest): The Historical New York Times database provides quality reproductions of stories, photos, editorials, letters, advertisements and birth, marriage and death announcements back to 1851. Because of the historical nature of this databases, the most recent content was added in 2001. For current New York Times articles, please use the Newspaper Source Plus database. Off campus link

Humanities International Complete (EBSCO): Humanities International Complete provides full text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world. Provided by the States of Wisconsin's Badgerlink project. Off campus link

JSTOR: JSTOR is an online archive of core scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences with complete back runs of many titles. Articles generally become available through the JSTOR database 3-5 years after publication.

MasterFILE Premier (EBSCO): MasterFILE Premier is a multidisciplinary database that indexes articles from more than 2,700 popular magazines and newspapers. Provided by the State of Wisconsin's Badgerlink Project. Off campus link

SIRS Renaissance (ProQuest): The Renaissance database provides current information, images, and analysis on art and humanities topics.
Off campus link

English & Literature

Step 1: Start your topic exploration with the these general and subject specific reference resources. These resources are designed to provide you with a brief overview of your topic, introduce you to the keywords used to describe your topic, and identify how your topic is related to other important concepts. This type of information is the foundation of all research and is essential to formulating good research questions, thesis statements, and database search statements.

American National Biography (Oxford Press): Find biographical sketches of more than 17,400 men and women whose lives have shaped the nation using American National Biography.

American Writer (Gale Virtual Reference Library): Contains biographical and critical essays on the work of important American Writers. Earlier volumes in this series can be found in the library's reference collection.

Art and Humanities through the Eras (Gale Virtual Reference Library): Each volume in this set helps researchers understand the various disciplines of the humanities in relation to each other, as well as to history and culture.

British Writers (Gale Virtual Reference Library): Contains biographical and critical essays on the work of important British Writers. Early volumes of this series can be found in the library's reference collection.

Dictionary of Literary Symbols (Gale Virtual Reference Library): A dictionary of nearly 200 symbols found in literature. This database focuses on literary references rather than universal psychological archetypes and myths. Entries range from the Bible and classical authors to modern-day writing, taking in American and European literatures.

Encyclopedia of World Biography (Gale Virtual Reference Library): A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.

Gale Literary Index: A master index to the major Gale literary publications including Novels for Students, Literature and Its Times and other popular titles by Gale. No login required for off campus use.

Literary Movements for Students (Gale Virtual Reference Library): Entries provide in-depth historical background information on each movement as well as modern critical interpretation of each movement's characteristic styles and themes.

Literature and Its Times (Gale Virtual Reference Library): Provides in-depth commentary on characters, themes, and the historical and social context of hundreds of the most-studied literary works, including novels, plays, poems, speeches, and short stories, both international and American.

Modern American Literature (Gale Virtual Reference Library): Provides insight into the careers of nearly 500 20th-century American writers, including black and women writers. Entries include important critical excerpts, chronologically arranged and collected from a wide variety of sources such as books, scholarly journals, general periodicals and newspapers.

NoveList (Badgerlink): Looking for a book that reads like your favorite book or an author who writes like your favorite author? NoveList provides access to full text reviews and annotations to more than 120,000 works of fiction. Off campus link

Novels for Students (Gale Virtual Reference Library): Provides critical overviews of novels from various cultures and time periods. Includes discussions of plot, characters, themes and structure as well as the work's cultural and historical significance.

Oxford English Dictionary (Oxford Press): The OED traces the evolution of more than 600,000 words over the last 1,500 years making it one of the most authoritative and comprehensive dictionary of English in the world.

Oxford Reference Online (Oxford Press): Search the content of over 100 subject-specific dictionaries, encyclopedias, almanacs, and atlases using the Oxford Reference Online database.

Scribner Writers Online Series (Gale Virtual Reference Library): Bio-critical essays on the lives and works of more than 1,400 important authors from around the world. Entries include concise essays, citations, and biographical information that places the author's work in personal and historical context. Prior to fall 2012, the library subscribed to this series in print. The print sets can be found in R 810.9 AME (American Writers) and R 820.9 BRI (British Writers).

Shakespeare for Students (Gale Virtual Reference Library): A collection of essays by Shakespeare scholars that have been selected for students at the high school or undergraduate college level. Each entry includes an introduction; a plot synopsis; a character list; a discussion of the work's principal themes; information about the style and literary devices used; a conversation about the work's historical context; and a critical overview.

World Literature and Its Times (Gale Virtual Reference Library):
Examines the relationship between the political/social climate during which books were written and the works themselves.

Step 2: Use these databases if you already have a good understanding of your topic and have started to developed some research questions or write a thesis statement. These databases are designed to connect you to popular, scholarly and trade magazine articles, information published by the federal government, and newspaper articles. If the full-text of an article is not available through the database you are using, print out the citation and ask the librarian for assistance in locate the full-text.

Academic Search Premier (EBSCO): This multidisciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 scholarly journals and magazines. Off campus link

Access Newspaper Archives (Badgerlink): Search the tens of thousands of newspaper pages available through Access Newspaper Archives to locate information on famous world events. Off campus link

Bloom's Literature: Access the scholarly content of the Facts on File print literature collection, hundreds of Harold Bloom’s essays examining the lives and works of great writers throughout history and the world, and thousands of critical articles published by noted scholars.

Historical New York Times Newspapers (ProQuest): The Historical New York Times database provides quality reproductions of stories, photos, editorials, letters, advertisements and birth, marriage and death announcements back to 1851. Because of the historical nature of this databases, the most recent content was added in 2001. For current New York Times articles, please use the Newspaper Source Plus database. Off campus link

Humanities International Complete (EBSCO): Humanities International Complete provides full text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world. The database includes full text for nearly 1,200 journals. Off campus link

JSTOR: JSTOR is an online archive of core scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences with complete back runs of many titles. Articles generally become available through the JSTOR database 3-5 years after publication.

Literary Reference Center (EBSCO): LRC is a 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. Off campus link

MasterFILE Premier (EBSCO): MasterFILE Premier is a multidisciplinary database that indexes articles from more than 2,700 popular magazines and newspapers. Off campus link

Newspaper Source Plus (EBSCO): Newspaper Source Plus includes more than 700 full-text newspapers, providing more than 33 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 757,000 television and radio news transcripts. Off campus link


Business & Economics

Step 1: Start your topic exploration with the these general and subject specific reference resources. These resources are designed to provide you with a brief overview of your topic, introduce you to the keywords used to describe your topic, and identify how your topic is related to other important concepts. This type of iinformation is the foundation of all research and is essential to formulating good research questions, thesis statements, and database search statements.

American National Biography (Oxford Press): Find biographical sketches of more than 17,400 men and women whose lives have shaped the nation using American National Biography.

Encyclopedia of World Biography (Gale Virtual Reference Library): A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.

Historical Encyclopedia of American Business (Salem History): Over 1000 entries detail the important people, places and events in the business world. Off campus link

Oxford Reference Online (Oxford Press):
Search the content of over 100 subject-specific dictionaries, encyclopedias, almanacs, and atlases using the Oxford Reference Online database.

Step 2: Use these databases if you already have a good understanding of your topic and have started to developed some research questions or write a thesis statement. These databases are designed to connect you to popular, scholarly and trade magazine articles, information published by the federal government, and newspaper articles. If the full-text of an article is not available through the database you are using, print out the citation and ask the librarian for assistance in locate the full-text.

Academic Search Premier (EBSCO): This multidisciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 scholarly journals and magazines. Off campus link

Business Source Premier (EBSCO)
: Business Source Premier provides full text for more than 2,300 journals, company profiles, and industry information and news. Provided by the State of Wisconsin's Badgerlink project. Off campus link

JSTOR: JSTOR is an online archive of core scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences with complete back runs of many titles. Articles generally become available through the JSTOR database 3-5 years after publication.

Lexis-Nexis

Newspaper Source Plus (EBSCO): Newspaper Source Plus includes more than 700 full-text newspapers, providing more than 33 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 757,000 television and radio news transcripts. Off campus link

SIRS Government Reporter (ProQuest): Government Reporter provides easy access to information published by and about the United States Federal government including Supreme Court decisions. Off campus link

Health

Step 1: Start your topic exploration with the these general and subject specific reference resources. These resources are designed to provide you with a brief overview of your topic, introduce you to the keywords used to describe your topic, and identify how your topic is related to other important concepts. This type of information is the foundation of all research and is essential to formulating good research questions, thesis statements, and database search statements.

Encyclopedia Britannica (Badgerlink) : Use this authoritative reference resource to locate background information on any topic imaginable. Off campus link

Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine (Gale Virtual Reference Library): Includes information on more than 1,700 medical disorders and concepts. Each article includes in-depth discussion of causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, procedures, and other related topics.

Magill's Medical Guide (Salem Health): Magill's Medical Guide provides the researcher with an authoritative reference source that helps bridge the gap between medical encyclopedias for professionals and popular self-help guides. This resource covers diseases, disorders, treatments, procedures, specialties, anatomy, biology, and issues in an A-Z format, with sidebars addressing recent developments in medicine and concise information boxes for all diseases and disorders. Off campus link

Oxford Reference Online (Oxford Press): Search the content of over 100 subject-specific dictionaries, encyclopedias, almanacs, and atlases using the Oxford Reference Online database.

Psychology and Mental Health Encyclopedia (Salem Health): This comprehensive database covers notable theories, people, social issues, life stages, the physiology and anatomy of the nervous system, and various mental illnesses or conditions. Off campus link

Step 2: Use these databases if you already have a good understanding of your topic and have started to developed some research questions or write a thesis statement. These databases are designed to connect you to popular, scholarly and trade magazine articles, information published by the federal government, and newspaper articles. If the full-text of an article is not available through the database you are using, print out the citation and ask the librarian for assistance in locate the full-text.

Alt Health Watch (EBSCO): This database focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It includes the full text articles for more than 180 international journals and reports and hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts. Off campus link

Consumer Health Complete (EBSCO): Consumer Health Complete provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. In addition, Consumer Health Complete includes the Clinical Reference System and the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which provides access to up-to-date, concise and clinically relevant drug monographs. The database is updated on a weekly basis. Off campus link

Health Source: Consumer (EBSCO): This database is the richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide, providing information from over 80 journals on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Off campus link

MEDLINE (EBSCO): MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Off campus link

Science Reference Center (EBSCO): Science Reference Center is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content. This database contains full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc. Off campus link

History

Step 1: Start your topic exploration with the these general and subject specific reference resources. These resources are designed to provide you with a brief overview of your topic, introduce you to the keywords used to describe your topic, and identify how your topic is related to other important concepts. This type of information is the foundation of all research and is essential to formulating good research questions, thesis statements, and database search statements.

A to Z Maps Online (World Trade Press): A to Z Maps Online contains 4,000+ maps including political, physical, outline, population, precipitation, climate, biblical, and other thematic maps.

American and Global History Reference Collection (EBSCO): Search the full-text of over 30 subject-specific history reference sets using the familiar EBSCO interface. Reference sets range from Social Issues in America to World Trade and from World Dynasties to The Encyclopedia of the Great Depression.

American Decades (Gale Virtual Reference Library): Cross-disciplinary source for general researchers who need to document and analyze periods of contemporary (1900 to 2000) American social history.

American Decades: Primary Sources (Gale Virtual Reference Library): Cross-disciplinary source spanning the 20th century. Each volume in the set includes full or excerpted primary sources representing the seminal issues, themes, movements and events from a decade. Includes oral histories, songs, speeches, advertisements, TV, play and movie scripts, letters, laws, legal decisions, newspaper articles, cartoons, recipes, and more.

American Eras (Gale Virtual Reference Library): Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to particular eras in U.S. history.

American National Biography (Oxford Press): Find biographical sketches of more than 17,400 men and women whose lives have shaped the nation using American National Biography.

Ancient Europe (Gale Virtual Reference Library): Examines the diverse peoples of early European civilization through a series of 212 essays, presented in chronological order. Coverage includes prehistoric origins through the early Middle Ages (8000 B.C. to A.D. 1000). Includes maps, photos, and chronologies.

Ancient Greece and Rome (Gale Virtual Reference Library): Covers an extensive array of topics on ancient Greece and Rome including daily life, art and architecture, philosophy, science, religion, statesmen, military leaders, emperors, and more.

Annals of American History (Britannica): Annals of American History contains primary documents in American history, including historical accounts, speeches, memoirs, poems, editorials, landmark court decisions, video and audio clips, and cultural criticism.

Art and Humanities through the Eras (Gale Virtual Reference Library): Profiling milestones and movements in the arts, literature, music and religion from a specific period, each volume in this set helps researchers understand the various disciplines of the humanities in relation to each other, as well as to history and culture.

Checks and Balances: The Three Branches of Government (Gale Virtual Reference Library): Presents easy to understand information about the inner workings of the federal government. Includes historical overviews and examinations of the day-to-day operations of each branch, as well as Constitutional duties and obligations of each branch, specifics related to eligibility, elections and appointments of key positions, changes since 1776, the future of each branch, and other topics.

Countries and Their Cultures (Gale Virtual Reference Library) : Presents the cultural similarities within a country that set it apart from others by examining over 200 countries to document the myriad ways in which culture defines and separates the nations of the world as much as geographical borders do. Surveys each country's shared values, behaviors and cultural variations from foods and rituals to pastimes and arts, using a standard entry format for easy comparison. Provides illustrations, photographs and maps.

CultureGrams (ProQuest): CultureGrams helps researchers discover the world with concise cultural and statistical snapshots of every country recognized by the United Nations -- from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. Off campus link

Encyclopedia Britannica (Badgerlink): Use this authoritative reference resource to locate background information on any topic imaginable. Provided by the State of Wisconsin's Badgerlink project. Off campus link

Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture (Gale Virtual Reference Library): Provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary view of Latin American history and culture from prehistoric times to the present. Covers cultural issues and includes numerous biographical profiles of important figures in politics, letters and the arts.

Encyclopedia of World Biography (Gale Virtual Reference Library): A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.

Encyclopedia of World War I & World War II (ABC-CLIO): Access detailed information on the World Wars from their earliest roots to their continuing impact on global politics and human society in the Encyclopedia of World War 1 & World War II.

Europe, 1450-1789 (Gale Virtual Reference Library): A six-volume survey of European history from 1450, the beginning of the print revolution, to 1789 and the French Revolution. Presents over 1,000 alphabetically arranged entries covering the period's most significant personalities and meaningful developments in the arts, religion, politics, exploration, and warfare.

History Behind the Headlines (Gale Virtual Reference Library): Presents in-depth information on conflicts appearing in today's headlines. Users are provided with historical background and analysis to events to give a greater understanding of the politics, players, and layers of current affairs.

History of the U.S. Political System (Gale Virtual Reference Library): Combines unique historical analysis, scholarly essays, and primary source documents to explore the evolution of ideas and institutions that have shaped American government and Americans' political behavior.

Milestone Documents in American History (Salem History): A collection of primary resource documents related to American history. Off campus link

New Dictionary of the History of Ideas (Gale Virtual Reference Library): A six-volume survey of the history of Western thought and culture, presented through 700 alphabetically arranged entries. Each entry explores the origin, cultural interpretations, and historical themes of such subjects as beauty, love, feminism, diversity, and social capital, among many others.

New Encyclopedia of Africa (Gale Virtual Reference Library): Addresses the entire history of African cultures from the pharaohs and the ancient civilizations of the south through the colonial era to the emergence of 53 independent countries, some of them newly emergent in world commerce and others deep in conflict. Covers issues facing the continent such as global development, the AIDS crisis, and international terrorism.

Oxford Reference Online (Oxford Press): Search the content of over 100 subject-specific dictionaries, encyclopedias, almanacs, and atlases using the Oxford Reference Online database.

St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (Gale Virtual Reference Library): Includes more than 3,036 signed essays, alphabetically arranged, and written or reviewed by subject experts and edited to form a consistent, readable, and straightforward reference. Entries cover topics and persons in major areas of popular culture: film; music; print culture; social life; sports; television and radio; and art and performance.

This Is Who We Were: A Companion to the 1940s Census: Using U.S. census data as its foundation, This is Who We Were: A Companion to the 1940s, provides raw data, personal narratives, and historical information to deepen our understanding of day to day life in America in the 1940s. Off campus link

This Is Who We Were: A Companion to the 1950s Census
: Using U.S. census data as its foundation, This is Who We Were: A Companion to the 1950s, provides raw data, personal narratives, and historical information to deepen our understanding of day to day life in America in the 1950s. Off campus link

This Is Who We Were: A Companion to the 1960s Census : Using U.S. census data as its foundation, This is Who We Were: A Companion to the 1960s, provides raw data, personal narratives, and historical information to deepen our understanding of day to day life in America in the 1960s. Off campus link

Treaties with American Indians (Gale Virtual Reference Library): Provides a comprehensive introduction to the treaties that promised land, self-government, financial assistance, and cultural protections to many of the tribes of North America, including Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada. Explores the historical, political, legal, and geographical contexts in which each treaty took shape.

Weapons and Warfare (Salem History): An encyclopedia of historical and modern military weapon. Off campus link

World Eras (Gale Virtual Reference Library): Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history.

World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras (ABC-CLIO) :
World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras cover early human history around the globe—from prehistoric times to the beginnings of the Renaissance.

Step 2: Use these databases if you already have a good understanding of your topic and have started to developed some research questions or write a thesis statement. These databases are designed to connect you to popular, scholarly and trade magazine articles, information published by the federal government, and newspaper articles. If the full-text of an article is not available through the database you are using, print out the citation and ask the librarian for assistance in locate the full-text.

Academic Search Premier (EBSCO): This multidisciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 academic journals and magazines. Off campus link

Access Newspaper Archives (Badgerlink): Search the tens of thousands of newspaper pages available through Access Newspaper Archives to locate information on famous world events. Off campus link

History Reference Center (EBSCO): History Reference Center offers full text from more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover to cover full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals, nearly 57,000 historical documents, more than 78,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 113,000 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video. Provided by the State of Wisconsin's Badgerlink project. Off campus link

JSTOR: JSTOR is an online archive of core scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences with complete back runs of many titles. Articles generally become available through the JSTOR database 3-5 years after publication.

Lexis-Nexis: Coming Soon

MasterFILE Premier (EBSCO): MasterFILE Premier is a multidisciplinary database that indexes articles from more than 2,700 popular magazines and newspapers. Topics include health, current events, arts and the humanities, the sciences, and more. MasterFILE Premier provides some full text for more than 2,000 titles. Off campus link

Military & Government Collection (EBSCO): Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, this database offers a thorough collection of magazines, academic journals, and other content. Off campus link

SIRS Knowledge Source (ProQuest): Explore social, scientific, health, historic, business, economic, political and global issues using SIRS Knowledge Source. This database includes magazine, newspaper, viewpoint essays, graphics, and reference books.
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Math & Science

Step 1: Start your topic exploration with the these general and subject specific reference resources. These resources are designed to provide you with a brief overview of your topic, introduce you to the keywords used to describe your topic, and identify how your topic is related to other important concepts. This type of information is the foundation of all research and is essential to formulating good research questions, thesis statements, and database search statements.

American National Biography (Oxford Press): Find biographical sketches of more than 17,400 men and women whose lives have shaped the nation using American National Biography.

Beacham's Guide to the Endangered Species of North America (Gale Virtual Reference Library): Presents extensive data on the habitats and ecosystems of more than 1,200 species identified as endangered or threatened by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service.

Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography (Gale Virtual Reference): Provides information on the history of science through articles on the professional lives of scientists. All periods of science from classical antiquity to modern times are represented.

Encyclopedia Britannica (Badgerlink): Use this authoritative reference resource to locate background information on any topic imaginable. Provided by the State of Wisconsin's Badgerlink project. Provided by the State of Wisconsin's Badgerlink project. Off campus link

Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy (Gale Virtual Reference Library): Examines the philosophical and ethical issues underlying contemporary and historical environmental issues, policies, and debates. Covers concepts, institutions, topics, events and people, including global warming, animal rights, environmental movements, alternative energy, green chemistry, industrial ecology, and eco-sabotage.

Encyclopedia of Medicine (Gale Virtual Reference Library): Includes information on more than 1,700 medical disorders and concepts. Each article includes in-depth discussion of causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, procedures, and other related topics.

Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics (Gale Virtual Reference Library): This Encyclopedia considers both the professional ethics of science and technology, and the ethical and political issues raised by science and technology in an increasingly complex and global society. This broad coverage supports the numerous courses in applied and professional ethics and policy related to the practice of science and technology in education.

Encyclopedia of World Biography (Gale Virtual Reference Library): A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.

Grizmek's Animal Life Encyclopedia (Gale Virtual Reference Library): A completely revised and updated version of the original work published in Germany in 1960, this edition incorporates recent developments in the animal world as noted by prominent advisors and contributors from the scientific community.

Oxford Reference Online (Oxford Press): Search the content of over 100 subject-specific dictionaries, encyclopedias, almanacs, and atlases using the Oxford Reference Online database.

U.X.L. Encyclopedia of Biomes (Gale Virtual Reference Library): Offers detailed comparative essays on major biomes and their component ecosystems. Includes entries on land biomes and water biomes and covers climate, elevation, soil, water bodies, vegetation, animal life, food web, plant and animal adaptations, endangered species, human effects on the biome and the effects of the environment on culture and economy.

Water Science and Issues (Gale Virtual Reference Library): This set covers all important water science concepts and current issues and highlights major historical developments and key figures.

Step 2: Use these databases if you already have a good understanding of your topic and have started to developed some research questions or write a thesis statement. These databases are designed to connect you to popular, scholarly and trade magazine articles, information published by the federal government, and newspaper articles. If the full-text of an article is not available through the database you are using, print out the citation and ask the librarian for assistance in locate the full-text.

Academic Search Premier (EBSCO): This multidisciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 academic journals and magazines. Provided by the Off campus link

GreenFILE (EBSCO): GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records. Off campus link

JSTOR: JSTOR is an online archive of core scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences with complete back runs of many titles. Articles generally become available through the JSTOR database 3-5 years after publication.

Lexis-Nexis

MasterFILE Premier (EBSCO): MasterFILE Premier is a multidisciplinary database that indexes articles from more than 2,700 popular magazines and newspapers. Topics include health, current events, arts and the humanities, the sciences, and more. MasterFILE Premier provides some full text for more than 2,000 titles. Off campus link

Military & Government Collection (EBSCO): Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, this database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals, and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of those sites. The Military & Government Collection provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals and indexing and abstracts for more than 400 titles. Off campus link

Newspaper Source Plus (EBSCO): Newspaper Source Plus includes more than 700 full-text newspapers, providing more than 33 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 757,000 television and radio news transcripts. Provided by the State of Wisconsin's Badgerlink project. Off campus link

Science Reference Center (EBSCO): Science Reference Center is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content. This database contains full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc. Provided by the State of Wisconsin's Badgerlink project. Off campus link

SIRS Issues Researcher (ProQuest): SIRS Issues Researcher delivers the pros and cons on today's complex social issues. Critical current issues and enduring social issues are covered through full text articles, multimedia, primary sources, government documents and reference material from over 1,800 national and international sources. Off campus link

Religion & Theology

Step 1: Start your topic exploration with the these general and subject specific reference resources. These resources are designed to provide you with a brief overview of your topic, introduce you to the keywords used to describe your topic, and identify how your topic is related to other important concepts. This type of information is the foundation of all research and is essential to formulating good research questions, thesis statements, and database search statements.

A to Z Maps Online (World Trade Press): A to Z Maps Online contains 4,000+ maps including political, physical, outline, population, precipitation, climate, biblical, and other thematic maps.

American National Biography (Oxford Press): Find biographical sketches of more than 17,400 men and women whose lives have shaped the nation using American National Biography.

Encyclopedia Britannica (Badgerlink): Use this authoritative reference resource to locate background information on any topic imaginable. Off campus link

Encyclopedia of World Biography (Gale Virtual Reference Library): A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.

New Catholic Encyclopedia (Gale Virtual Reference Library): This 15 volume, second edition features revised and new articles. Among the 12,000 entries in the encyclopedia are articles on theology, philosophy, history, literary figures, saints, musicians and much more.

Oxford Biblical Studies Online (Oxford Press): Use Oxford Biblical Studies Online to access comprehensive resource for the study of the Bible and biblical history.

Oxford Reference Online(Oxford Press): Search the content of over 100 subject-specific dictionaries, encyclopedias, almanacs, and atlases using the Oxford Reference Online database.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices (Gale Virtual Reference Library) : Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices provides information on current religious practices around the world with an emphasis on how religions impact the daily lives of their followers.

Step 2: Use these databases if you already have a good understanding of your topic and have started to developed some research questions or write a thesis statement. These databases are designed to connect you to popular, scholarly and trade magazine articles, information published by the federal government, and newspaper articles. If the full-text of an article is not available through the database you are using, print out the citation and ask the librarian for assistance in locate the full-text.

Academic Search Premier (EBSCO): This multidisciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 academic journals and magazines. Off campus link

JSTOR: JSTOR is an online archive of core scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences with complete back runs of many titles. Articles generally become available through the JSTOR database 3-5 years after publication.

Lexis-Nexis



MasterFILE Premier (EBSCO): MasterFILE Premier is a multidisciplinary database that indexes articles from more than 2,700 popular magazines and newspapers. Topics include health, current events, arts and the humanities, the sciences, and more. MasterFILE Premier provides some full text for more than 2,000 titles. Off campus link

SIRS Issues Researcher (ProQuest): SIRS Issues Researcher delivers the pros and cons on today’s complex social issues. Critical current issues and enduring social issues are covered through full-text articles, multimedia, primary sources, government documents and reference material from over 1,800 national and international sources.
Off campus link

Social Issues & Psychology

Step 1: Start your topic exploration with the these general and subject specific reference resources. These resources are designed to provide you with a brief overview of your topic, introduce you to the keywords used to describe your topic, and identify how your topic is related to other important concepts. This type of information is the foundation of all research and is essential to formulating good research questions, thesis statements, and database search statements.

American and Global History Reference Collection (EBSCO) : Search the full-text of over 30 subject-specific history reference sets using the familiar EBSCO interface. Reference sets range from Social Issues in America to World Trade and from World Dynasties to The Encyclopedia of the Great Depression.

American National Biography (Oxford Press): Find biographical sketches of more than 17,400 men and women whose lives have shaped the nation using American National Biography.

Encyclopedia Britannica (Badgerlink): Use this authoritative reference resource to locate background information on any topic imaginable. Provided by the State of Wisconsin's Badgerlink project. Off campus link

Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice (Gale Virtual Reference Library) : An interdisciplinary source that addresses not only law but also sociology, psychology, history and economics. Entries vary widely from abortion to rape and from family violence to wiretapping, offering a mirror of issues dominating today's headlines. This edition is a complete update and revision of the previous edition that includes new essays on topics such as stalking, hate crimes, and HIV.

Encyclopedia of Psychology (Gale Virtual Reference Library): This single-volume, accessible resource covers the entire spectrum of psychology, including: notable people, theories and terms; landmark case studies and experiments; applications of psychology in advertising, medicine and sports; and career information.

Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics (Gale Virtual Reference Library) : This Encyclopedia considers both the professional ethics of science and technology, and the ethical and political issues raised by science and technology in an increasingly complex and global society. This broad coverage supports the numerous courses in applied and professional ethics and policy related to the practice of science and technology in education.

Encyclopedia of World Biography (Gale Virtual Reference Library): A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.

Human Geography: People and the Environment (Gale Virtual Reference Library): Provides insight into both regional and global issues by addressing fundamental and advanced topics critical to the study of human geography and places special emphasis on exploring the impact of human habitation and economic activity on the environment.

Oxford Reference Online (Oxford) : Search the content of over 100 subject-specific dictionaries, encyclopedias, almanacs, and atlases using the Oxford Reference Online database.

Psychology and Mental Health Encyclopedia (Salem Health): This comprehensive database covers notable theories, people, social issues, life stages, the physiology and anatomy of the nervous system, and various mental illnesses or conditions. Off campus link

Twenty-First Century Psychology (Gale Virtual Reference Library) :
Highlights the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates in the field of psychology. Provides material of interest for students from all corners of psychological studies, whether their interests be in the biological, cognitive, developmental, social, or clinical arenas.

Step 2: Use these databases if you already have a good understanding of your topic and have started to developed some research questions or write a thesis statement. These databases are designed to connect you to popular, scholarly and trade magazine articles, information published by the federal government, and newspaper articles. If the full-text of an article is not available through the database you are using, print out the citation and ask the librarian for assistance in locate the full-text.

Academic Search Premier (EBSCO): This multidisciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 academic journals and magazines. Off campus link

GreenFILE (EBSCO): GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records. Provided by the State of Wisconsin's Badgerlink project. Off campus link

JSTOR: JSTOR is an online archive of core scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences with complete back runs of many titles. Articles generally become available through the JSTOR database 3-5 years after publication.

Lexis-Nexis


MasterFILE Premier (EBSCO): MasterFILE Premier is a multidisciplinary database that indexes articles from more than 2,700 popular magazines and newspapers. Topics include health, current events, arts and the humanities, the sciences, and more. MasterFILE Premier provides some full text for more than 2,000 titles. Off campus link

Newspaper Source Plus (EBSCO): Newspaper Source Plus includes more than 700 full-text newspapers, providing more than 33 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 757,000 television and radio news transcripts. Off campus link

SIRS Government Reporter (ProQuest)
: This database provides easy access to information published by and about the United States Federal government.Off campus link

SIRS Issues Researcher (ProQuest): SIRS Issues Researcher delivers the pros and cons on today’s complex social issues. Critical current issues and enduring social issues are covered through full-text articles, multimedia, primary sources, government documents and reference material from over 1,800 national and international sources. Off campus link

World Cultures

Step 1: Start your topic exploration with the these general and subject specific reference resources. These resources are designed to provide you with a brief overview of your topic, introduce you to the keywords used to describe your topic, and identify how your topic is related to other important concepts. This type of information is the foundation of all research and is essential to formulating good research questions, thesis statements, and database search statements.

A to Z Maps Online (World Trade Press): A to Z Maps Online contains 4,000+ maps including political, physical, outline, population, precipitation, climate, biblical, and other thematic maps.

American and Global History Reference Collection (EBSCO): Search the full-text of over 30 subject-specific history reference sets using the familiar EBSCO interface. Reference sets range from Social Issues in America to World Trade and from World Dynasties to The Encyclopedia of the Great Depression.

American National Biography (Oxford): Find biographical sketches of more than 17,400 men and women whose lives have shaped the nation using American National Biography.

Art and Humanities through the Eras (Gale Virtual Reference): Profiling milestones and movements in the arts, literature, music and religion from a specific period, each volume in this set helps researchers understand the various disciplines of the humanities in relation to each other, as well as to history and culture.

Countries and Their Cultures (Gale Virtual Reference Library): Presents the cultural similarities within a country that set it apart from others by examining over 200 countries to document the myriad ways in which culture defines and separates the nations of the world as much as geographical borders do. Surveys each country's shared values, behaviors and cultural variations from foods and rituals to pastimes and arts, using a standard entry format for easy comparison. Provides illustrations, photographs and maps.

CultureGrams (ProQuest): CultureGrams helps researchers discover the world with concise cultural and statistical snapshots of every country recognized by the United Nations -- from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. Off campus link

Encyclopedia Britannica (Badgerlink): Use this authoritative reference resource to locate background information on any topic imaginable. Provided by the State of Wisconsin's Badgerlink project. Provided by the State of Wisconsin's Badgerlink project. Off campus link

Encyclopedia Britannica-Spanish Language Edition (Badgerlink): Use this authoritative reference resource to locate background information on any topic imaginable. Off campus link

Encyclopedia of World Biography (Gale Virtual Reference Library): A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.

Encyclopedia of World Cultures (Gale Virtual Reference Library): This ebook set lists and describes more than 1,500 global cultures. Based on research of social scientists, it is the source for historical, social, political, economic, linguistic, religious, and other information on virtually every existing culture.

Global Road Warrior (World Trade Press): Global Road Warrior provides key facts on the people, economy, and culture of 175 countries.

Oxford Reference Online (Oxford Press): Search the content of over 100 subject-specific dictionaries, encyclopedias, almanacs, and atlases using the Oxford Reference Online database.

Statesman's Yearbook: Statesman’s Yearbook includes succinct political, economic and social accounts of every country of the world.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life (Gale Virtual Reference Library): Covers cultural groups in Asia, Europe, the Americas and Africa. Each volume is organized by continent, covering history, politics, customs, religion, education, human rights issues, teen life, and more.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations (Gale Virtual Reference Library): Presents easy-to-understand information on 194 countries and dependencies from around the world. Entries discuss a variety of topics in detail, from banking and securities to climate, from government data to demographic statistics.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices (Gale Virtual Reference Library): Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices provides information on current religious practices around the world with an emphasis on how religions impact the daily lives of their followers

Step 2: Use these databases if you already have a good understanding of your topic and have started to developed some research questions or write a thesis statement. These databases are designed to connect you to popular, scholarly and trade magazine articles, information published by the federal government, and newspaper articles. If the full-text of an article is not available through the database you are using, print out the citation and ask the librarian for assistance in locate the full-text.

Academic Search Premier (EBSCO) : This multidisciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 academic journals and magazines. Off campus link

Historical New York Times Newspaper (ProQuest): History comes alive when you use the ProQuest's Historical New York Times database to learn more about an historical events as told by the reporters of this preeminent U.S. newspaper. ProQuest's Historical New York Times database provides quality reproductions of stories, photos, editorials, letters, advertisements and birth, marriage and death announcements back to 1851. Because of the historical nature of this databases, the most recent content was added in 2001. For current New York Times articles, please use the Newspaper Source Plus database. Off campus link

Humanities International Complete (EBSCO): Humanities International Complete provides full text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world. The database includes full text for nearly 1,200 journals. Off campus link

JSTOR: JSTOR is an online archive of core scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences with complete back runs of many titles. Articles generally become available through the JSTOR database 3-5 years after publication.

MasterFILE Premier (EBSCO): MasterFILE Premier is a multidisciplinary database that indexes articles from more than 2,700 popular magazines and newspapers. Topics include health, current events, arts and the humanities, the sciences, and more. MasterFILE Premier provides some full text for more than 2,000 titles. Off campus link

Newspaper Source Plus (EBSCO): Newspaper Source Plus includes more than 700 full-text newspapers, providing more than 33 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 757,000 television and radio news transcripts. Off campus link

SIRS Knowledge Source (ProQuest): Explore social, scientific, health, historic, business, economic, political and global issues using SIRS Knowledge Source. This database includes magazine, newspaper, viewpoint essays, graphics, and reference books. Off campus link

eBooks

Doerr Library Catalog

EBSCO Books (State of Wisconsin-Badgerlink): Search the full-text of thousands of ebooks using the popular EBSCO search interface. Off campus link

FollettShelf: Search and checkout books purchased for the MUHS Doerr Library. eBooks may be checked out and downloaded for up to 7 days. Use your MUHS username and password to log into the FollettShelf.

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