General & Reference Databases

Connect to Academic Search Complete / EbscoHost on the Web Contains full-text articles. Click to see all full-text databases.
A multidisciplinary database providing access to more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. It also offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals. Covers a wide range of academic topics including business, education, social sciences, humanities, science, & engineering. Coverage varies, with some publications going back to 1911.
Connect to Access World News on the Web Contains full-text articles. Click to see all full-text databases.
Includes full-text articles from 600 U.S. newspapers and over 700 international newspapers. Coverage varies, some newspapers going back as far as 1977.
Connect to AccessScience on the Web Contains full-text articles. Click to see all full-text databases.
A link-rich, searchable online encyclopedia covering the breadth of science and technology. Thousands of articles, images, and multimedia for entry-level undergraduates to faculty researchers. Contributors include 38 Nobel Laureates.
Connect to Alternative Press Index on the Web
Indexes over 250 alternative, radical and left periodicals, newspapers and magazines covering cultural, economic, political and social change. 1991-present. Updated quarterly.
Connect to AP Images on the Web
A collection of over 500,000 photos from the Associated Press, featuring state, regional and national photos from North America, as well as international photos, some dating back as far as 1844.
Connect to Book Review Digest on the Web
Indexes, and provides selective excerpts from, reviews of English language books in all subjects, fiction and nonfiction, published in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain. Brief annotations of the books are also provided. The reviews come from over 8,000 different periodicals. Coverage begins in 1905. Updated daily.
Connect to Book Review Index on the Web
Provides citations to reviews of books, periodicals, audiobooks, and electronic media that have appeared in a wide range of journals, popular magazines, and newspapers. Coverage is 1965 - present.
Connect to Books In Print on the Web
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Lists books, audiocassettes, and videos available for sale from publishers in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Australia, and other English-speaking countries. Updated continuously.
Connect to Britannica Online on the Web Contains full-text articles. Click to see all full-text databases.
Also known as Encyclopedia Britannica Online
Searchable and browsable collection of Encyclopedia Britannica's latest article database, Merriam-Webster's Dictionary, the Britannica Book of the Year, and thousands of links to other World Wide Web sites selected by Britannica editors.
Connect to The Chicago Manual of Style on the Web Contains full-text articles. Click to see all full-text databases.
The complete, fully-searchable text of the 16th (2010) edition of The Chicago Manual of Style, one of the major citation guides used in academic writing. It also provides guidance on correct grammar, usage, punctuation, spelling, and other aspects of good writing.
Connect to CQ Researcher on the Web Contains full-text articles. Click to see all full-text databases.
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Online version of this weekly publication, covering the most current and controversial issues of the day complete with summaries, insight into all sides of the issues, bibliographies and more. Full text of all articles published since 1991.
Connect to Credo Reference on the Web Contains full-text articles. Click to see all full-text databases.
Allows you to search for articles from over 600 different electronic reference books and also works as a gateway to a very wide array of other information sources, including images, audio and video. It is a really excellent place to begin research with 'Topic Pages' offering authoritative overviews and a Mind Map feature to assist in narrowing and focusing research and identifying keywords for database searching.
Connect to Dissertations & Theses on the Web Contains full-text articles. Click to see all full-text databases.
Formerly Digital Library of Dissertations and Theses : Current Research
The world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from 1861 to the present day, and offering full-text for most of the dissertations added since 1997.
Connect to Essay and General Literature Index on the Web
Indexes over 330,000 essays and articles contained in anthologies and collections of essays published in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain. Coverage spans the entire range of the humanities and social sciences. 1900-present. Updated daily.
Connect to Gale Virtual Reference Library on the Web Contains full-text articles. Click to see all full-text databases.
Also known as Virtual Reference Library
Provides the full text of over 200 subject encyclopedias, handbooks, dictionaries, and directories.
Connect to Google Scholar on the Web
Use Google Scholar to discover scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts, and technical reports from all broad areas of research. Some content will be freely available on the web; most will only be accessible by subscription. This restricted link allows current University students, faculty, and staff to access the full text of licensed resources to which the University subscribes. Click on the "Find it @ SCU" links to see if the University has the article through its institutional database and e-journal subscriptions. Individuals not affiliated with the University may access Google Scholar directly instead.
Connect to Guide to Reference on the Web
An authoritative guide to approximately 16,000 of the best reference sources on all subjects, both in print and online, including links to access them directly. Updated on an ongoing basis.
Connect to Statistical Insight on the Web Contains full-text articles. Click to see all full-text databases.
LexisNexis Statistical
Now available as Statistical Insight
Index to statistics published by all the major agencies of the U.S. government from 1973-present, the computer equivalent of the American Statistics Index. Where available, hotlinks to the full text of these documents is included. In addition, from 1999- present, 25,000 full text tables from these same sources as well as from various state, non-governmental and international intergovernmental agencies are being added as a separate searchable subfile.
Connect to MAS Ultra - School edition on the Web Contains full-text articles. Click to see all full-text databases.
Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database provides full text for over 500 popular general interest and current events publications with information dating back as far as 1975 for key magazines. Includes nearly 550 full text pamphlets, 150 full text reference books, nearly 100,000 biographies, 76,000 primary source documents, and an image collection of 116,000 photos, maps and flags. Updated daily.
Connect to OED (Oxford English Dictionary) on the Web
The Oxford English Dictionary is a historical dictionary of English, covering the language from the earliest times to the present day. Entries contain detailed etymological analysis, and are illustrated by quotations from a wide range of English language sources from around the world. Updated quarterly.
Connect to OmniFile Full Text, Mega Edition on the Web Contains full-text articles. Click to see all full-text databases.
This multi-disciplinary database provides the complete content - indexing, abstracts, and full text - from six of Wilson's full-text databases: Education Full Text, General Science Full Text, Humanities Full Text, Readers' Guide Full Text, Social Sciences Full Text, and Business Full Text. Full-text articles from five additional periodical databases are also included when available: Applied Science & Technology Full Text, Art Full Text, Biological & Agricultural Index, Index to Legal Periodicals & Books, and Library Literature & Information Science Full Text. Indexing begins in 1982, abstracts in 1984, and full-text coverage in 1994. Updated daily.
Connect to Oxford Reference Online on the Web Contains full-text articles. Click to see all full-text databases.
A collection containing over 120 dictionaries and reference titles covering a broad spectrum of subjects from general reference and language to science and medicine, and from humanities and social sciences to business and professional.
Connect to ProtoView on the Web
Provides non-critical abstract summaries about scholarly books and e-books. All of the title information and abstracts from the print journal Reference & Research Book News (now retired) are now displayed in the ProtoView database, providing an archive of summaries for more than 250,000 print titles. ProtoView can help you stay aware of new titles with ProtoView Alerts, which provides email notifications of new titles based on whatever search criteria you wish.
Connect to Readers' Guide Full Text on the Web Contains full-text articles. Click to see all full-text databases.
This database provides indexing and abstracting of over 300 popular magazines from 1983 to date, with full text from over 150 publications back to 1994. Updated daily.
Connect to Readers' Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982 on the Web
Indexes more than 3 million articles from about 370 general interest, popular, news, and even a few scholarly, English language magazines and journals published between 1890 and 1982.
Connect to Reference Universe on the Web
Reference Universe contains links to over 6000 online encyclopedias and printed specialized subject encyclopedias. Includes back of the book indexes and article titles.
Connect to Statistical Insight on the Web Contains full-text articles. Click to see all full-text databases.
Formerly LexisNexis Statistical
Index to statistics published by all the major agencies of the U.S. government from 1973-present, the computer equivalent of the American Statistics Index. Where available, hotlinks to the full text of these documents is included. In addition, from 1999- present, 25,000 full text tables from these same sources as well as from various state, non-governmental and international intergovernmental agencies are being added as a separate searchable subfile.
Connect to Ulrichsweb on the Web
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Online version of Ulrich's Periodicals Directory of periodicals and publishers, including reviews from Magazines for Libraries and Library Journal. Updated weekly.
Connect to Vault on the Web
Provides in-depth intelligence on what it's really like to work in an industry, company, or profession-and how to position yourself to land that job. Search current jobs and internships, research a company, school or industry, get the inside scoop on what it's really like, and find the career advice you need to launch your career.
Connect to Gale Virtual Reference Library on the Web Contains full-text articles. Click to see all full-text databases.
Virtual Reference Library
Provides the full text of over 200 subject encyclopedias, handbooks, dictionaries, and directories.
Connect to Web of Science on the Web
Includes Social Sciences Citation Index, Science Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index.
Connect to WorldCat on the Web
WorldCat    - Access through FirstSearch Interface
Bibliographic records for millions of books and other materials in libraries worldwide, representing 400 languages. Updated daily.
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