Databases A to Z
Academic Search Complete (EBSCO): This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 academic journals and magazines. A less robust version of this database is available through BadgerLink. We have purchased an addition component that provide more full-text.
Advanced Placement Source (Badgerlink): Full-text journals and magazine for high school students enrolled in various Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses. Provided by the State of Wisconsin's Badgerlink project. Off Campus Link
Alt Health Watch (Badgerlink): 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. Provided by the State of Wisconsin's Badgerlink project. Off Campus Link
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): Find biographical sketches of more than 17,400 men and women whose lives have shaped the nation using American National Biography.
American Writers (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.
Ancestry.com: U.S. census and vital records. This database is for on campus use only. To access census data and vital records off campus, please use the Ancestry.com databases provided to all residence of the state of Wisconsin through the Badgerlink program. This database is called HeritageQuest Online. This version is available both on and off campus through Badgerlink. Off Campus Link
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.
Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers (Badgerlink): Full-text daily and weekly Wisconsin newspapers from 2005 to 90 days ago, plus newspapers from the 1800s and 1900s. For student and adult researchers. Provided by the State of Wisconsin's Badgerlink project. Off Campus Link
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.
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.
Bloom's Literature (Infobase): Access the scholarly content of the Facts on File’s 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.
British Writers (Gale Virtual Reference Library): Contains biographical and critical essays on the work of important British Writers. Earlier volumes in this series can be found in the library's reference collection.
Business Source Premier (Badgerlink): Business Source Premier is the industry’s most used business research database, providing 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
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.
College Blue Book (Gale Virtual Reference Library): Guide to thousands of 2- and 4-year schools in the U.S. and Canada. Covers the expected listings and detailed descriptions, degree programs offered, scholarships, and occupational education programs.
Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography (Gale Virtual Reference Library): 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.
Computers & Applied Science Complete (Badgerlink): Full-text database covering computing, technology and engineering disciplines. Off Campus Link
Consumer Health Complete (Badgerlink): 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. Provided by the State of Wisconsin's Badgerlink project. Off Campus Link
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.
Dictionary of Literary 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, taking in American and European Literature.
EBSCOhost Online Research Databases (EBSCO): The EBSCOhost suite of databases contains a variety of general and subject-specific resources from full-text magazine articles to book chapters. Follow the link to see descriptions of each database, then select as many or as few as you wish for your search. Provided by the State of Wisconsin's Badgerlink project. Off Campus Link
EBSCO LearningExpress Library (Badgerlink): Prepare for the ACT, SAT, Advanced Placement, PSAT, CLEP and other college placement exams through the Learning Express Library. Each user will create an individual account and receive instant feedback and test assessments so that they can identify strengths and weaknesses. Provided by the State of Wisconsin's Badgerlink program. Off Campus LinkEncyclopedia 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 Britannica--Spanish Language Edition (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 American Business (Salem): Brief entries detail the important people, places and events in the business world.
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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
Explora for Middle and High School (Badgerlink): Search for books, magazine and newspaper articles using Explora, EBSCO's research interface designed specifically for students.
Fold3.com: Military records from the National Archives. This database is provided to MUHS through a grant is available on campus. No Off Campus Access. To locate military records off campus, go to the National Archives website.
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.
Gale 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.
Gale Virtual Reference Library: Search the content of 50 subject-specific encyclopedias, almanacs, and other references resources using the Gale Virtual Reference interface. Titles include: American Decades, Literature and Its Times, Encyclopedia of World Biography, and The Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life.
GreenFILE (Badgerlink): 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
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.
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 advisers and contributors from the scientific community.
Health Source: Consumer (Badgerlink): 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. Provided by the State of Wisconsin's Badgerlink project. Off Campus Link
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (Badgerlink): This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Provided by the State of Wisconsin's Badgerlink project. Off Campus Link
Historical Newspapers (ProQuest): Access contents of the Chicago Tribune, Hartford Courant, Los Angeles Time, Nashville Tennessean, and the New York Times. Off Campus Link
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.
Historical Encyclopedia of American Business (Salem): Brief entries detail the important people, places and events in the business world.
History Reference Center (Badgerlink): 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
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.
Humanities International Complete (Badgerlink): 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
Issues and Controversies (InfoBase): Issues & Controversies features timely, in-depth articles covering complex, hot-button issues in politics, government, business, society, education, and popular culture. Designed to inspire thought-provoking debates, each article presents both sides of an issue clearly and without bias.
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. A login is needed both on and off campus to access the full-text content of this database.
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LearningExpress Library (Badgerlink): Prepare for the ACT, SAT, Advanced Placement, PSAT, CLEP and other college placement exams through the Learning Express Library. Each user will create an individual account and receive instant feedback and test assessments so that they can identify strengths and weaknesses. Provided by the State of Wisconsin's Badgerlink program. Off Campus Link
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.
Literary Reference Center Plus (Badgerlink): 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. Provided by the State of Wisconsin's Badgerlink project. Off Campus Link
Literature and World 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.
MasterFILE Complete (Badgerlink): MasterFILE Complete 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 Complete provides some full text for more than 2,000 titles. Provided by the State of Wisconsin's Badgerlink Project. Off Campus Link
Magill's Medical Guide (Salem): Entries discuss health issues and diseases, with information on the causes, symptoms, duration, and treatments for a variety of physical disorders.
MEDLINE (Badgerlink): MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals. Provided by the State of Wisconsin's Badgerlink project. Off Campus Link
Military & Government Collection (Badgerlink): 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. Provided by the State of Wisconsin's Badgerlink project. Off Campus Link
Modern American Literature (Gale Virtual Reference): 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.
Music in American Life: An Encyclopedia of the Songs, Styles, Stars, and Stories That Shaped Our Culture (Gale Virtual Reference): Examines music's influence on contemporary American life, tracing historical connections over time, demonstrating the symbiotic relationship between this art form and our society. Entries include singers, composers, lyricists, songs, musical genres, places, instruments, technologies, music in films, music in political realms, and music shows on television.
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.
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.
Newspapers.com (BadgerLink): A historical newspaper collection made available through the State of Wisconsin's Badgerlink program. Off Campus Link
Newspaper Source Plus (Badgerlink): 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
NoveList (Badgerlink): NoveList provides access to full text reviews and annotations to more than 120,000 works of fiction. In addition, this database can recommend similar titles and authors and provide guides for book discussions. Provide by the State of Wisconsin's Badgerlink program. 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 Biblical Studies Online (Oxford Press): Use Oxford Biblical Studies Online to access comprehensive resource for the study of the Bible and biblical history.
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.
Poetry & Short Story Reference Center (Badgerlink): Full-text classic and contemporary poems, short stories, biographies, essays, lesson plans and learning guides. Off Campus Link
Psychology & Behavioral Health (Salem): 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.
Salem Press (Salem): A collection of reference resources including health, business, history, literature, science and US Census data.
Science Reference Center (Badgerlink): 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
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).
SIRS Issues Researcher (ProQuest): 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
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.
Then and Now Bible Maps: Compare Bible Times with Modern Day: This atlas provides both modern and historical maps of the Biblical world.
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.
21st 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.
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 humans' culture and economy.
US Major Dailies (ProQuest): US Major Dailies provides access to the five most respected U.S. national and regional newspapers: The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and the Wall Street Journal. Off Campus Link
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.
Weapons and Warfare (Salem): 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 Geography (ABC-CLIO): World Geography is a subject-specific encyclopedia that focuses on the geographic, political, social, economic, environmental, and cultural forces that are increasingly important in our globalized world. For any given country, you can find information about the landforms and climate; natural resources and agriculture; environment; people; traditions and etiquette; food and holidays; national dress; art and landmarks; and government, politics, and economy; as well as its history and contemporary issues the country faces.
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.
World History: The Modern Eras (ABC-CLIO): World History: The Modern Era covers a broad range of topics including the evolution of modern Europe; concurrent developments in Asia, Africa, and the Islamic world; the global impact of the Industrial Revolution; and the last 100 years of conflicts and international cooperation.
World Religions (InfoBase): World Religions includes a treasure trove of articles—including more than 5,000 new articles on ancient religions/mythology and faith in America—tablet/mobile-friendly videos, and images on the beliefs, practices, and history of religions across the world, allowing students to delve deep into their topics.
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.