Databases by Resource Type
Research Databases by Resource Type
- Popular Magazines
- Academic, Scholarly and Peer Reviewed Journals
- Career/Test Prep
- Resources for Educators
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.
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 Britannica--Spanish Language Edition (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 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.
Gale eBooks: Search the content of over 30 subject-specific encyclopedias, almanacs, and other references resources using the Gale eBooks platform. Titles include: American Decades, Literature and Its Times, Encyclopedia of World Biography, and The Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life and many more.
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.
Salem Press (Salem): A collection of reference resources including health, business, literature, U.S. census, and historical information.
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.
Consumer Health Complete (Badgerlink): Consumer-oriented health content, from mainstream to holistic medicine. For high school students, college-level, and adult researchers. Off Campus Link
Explora for Middle and High School (Badgerlink): Explora is EBSCO's interface for Schools and Public Libraries. Designed to meet the unique needs of its users, Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with the following features: easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic, topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research, and colorful, mobile-friendly design with feature areas that provide context to students. 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.
MasterFILE Complete (Badgerlink): Popular full-text magazines, reference books and other sources from the world's leading publishers. Off Campus Link
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
Academic, Scholarly and Peer Reviewed Journals
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.
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.
EBSCOhost Online Research Databases (Badgerlink): 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
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.
Current Newspaper Collections
Access World News (NewsBank): Access World News provides global primary source content to meet the need of relating classroom learning to real world events. Criteria searching returns current and archived articles supporting research and critical thinking.
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. This database is provided by the State Of Wisconsin's BadgerLink Program. Off Campus Link
Newspaper Source Plus (Badgerlink): Full-text coverage of today's major newspapers. This database is provided by the State Of Wisconsin's BadgerLink Program. Off Campus Link
Newswires (BadgerLink): Provides near real-time access to top world-wide news. This database is provided by the State Of Wisconsin's BadgerLink Program. Off Campus Link
Regional Business News (Badgerlink): Full-text regional U.S. and Canadian business publications. This database is provided by the State Of Wisconsin's BadgerLink Program. Off Campus Link
US Major Dailies (ProQuest): US Major Dailies provides access to five major US Newspapers including the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and the Wall Street Journal. Off Campus Link
Chicago Tribune (ProQuest): Search the full-text of the Chicago Tribune back to 1987. Off Campus Link
Los Angeles Times (ProQuest): Search the full-text of the Los Angeles Times back to 1987. Off Campus Link
New York Times (ProQuest): Search the full-text of the New York Times back to 1987. Off Campus Link
Wall Street Journal (ProQuest): Search the full-text of the Wall Street Journal back to 1987. Off Campus Link
Washington Post (ProQuest): Search the full-text of the Washington Post back to 1987. Off Campus Link
Historical Newspaper Collections
Historical Newspaper Collection (ProQuest): Access contents of the Chicago Tribune, Hartford Courant, Los Angeles Time, Nashville Tennessean, and the New York Times.
Off Campus Link
Newspapers.com (BadgerLink): Historical newspapers archive from the 1700s-2000s containing thousands of well-known regional, state, and small local newspapers in the United States and other countries. This database is provided by the State Of Wisconsin's BadgerLink Program. Off Campus Link
AP, ACT/SAT Test Preparation (BadgerLink): Prepare for important exams like the ACT, SAT, AP Tests, and more. Off Campus Link
Big Future (College Board): This free resource, created by College Board, offers information on finding a college, financing one's education, and exploring careers.
Career Preparation (BadgerLink): Make your work goals a reality - start a new career or advance in your current field. Off Campus Link
Ferguson's Career Guidance Center (Infobase): Ferguson's Career Guidance Center is the go-to database for career research. It has a profession and industry profiles with a clean layout that offers quick access to information on salary, education level, personality traits, work environment, and much more. Additionally, it has career videos that feature professionals in the field that give you a glimpse into their daily work lives. Watch the video below for help on accessing Ferguson's Career Guidance Center.
Occupational Outlook Handbooks (US Government Website): The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) is the premier, nationally recognized source of career information and includes employment projections for the next decade and information on the fastest growing occupations, number of new jobs, and a summary of the highest-paying jobs. The OOH is edited by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Resources for Educators
Education Research Complete (Badgerlink): Education Research Complete is a robust database for education students, professionals and policymakers. Providing hundreds of full-text education journals, it covers all levels of education, from early childhood to higher education. Off Campus Link
ERIC (Badgerlink): The ERIC database is the major index to journal articles and documents relating to education. The document collection includes curriculum guides, lesson plans, research reports, conference papers, publications of educational associations, and other research and instructional materials. Off Campus Link
Federated Search across all of the EBSCO Databases (Badgerlink): Search across several EBSCO databases with one search. 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. A login is needed both on and off campus to access the full-text content of this database. (You must log in to this databases to open the full-text article)
Open Dissertation (Badgerlink): OpenDissertations is an open-access database built to assist researchers in locating both historic and contemporary dissertations and theses. Created with the generous support of the H.W. Wilson Foundation and the Congregational Library & Archives in Boston, it incorporates EBSCO’s previously released American Doctoral Dissertations, and features additional dissertation metadata contributed by select colleges and universities from around the world. Providing researchers with citations to graduate research across a span of time, from the early 20th century to the present, this database will continue to grow through regular updates and new partnerships with graduate degree-granting institutions. Off Campus Link
Professional Development Collection (Badgerlink): Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports. Professional Development Collection is the most comprehensive collection of full text education journals in the world. Off Campus Link
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
Explora Education Edition
PBS Wisconsin Education
Online Test Prep and Skill Building
LibriVox -- Free public domain audiobooks
Project Gutenberg--Free public domain audiobooks. Type your audiobook title into the general search box. Project Gutenberg uses the sound icon to denote an audiobook.
Doerr Library Catalog and Follett Shelf
Use your MUHS username and password to log into the FollettShelf.