Databases

Recommended Databases by Discipline

Art & Design

Kinesiology

Biology

Literature, Journalism & Modern Languages

Business

Mathematical, Information & Computer Sciences

Chemistry

Music

Communication & Theatre

Nursing

Education

Physics & Engineering

Family & Consumer Sciences

Psychology

General & Interdisciplinary

Sociology & Social Work

History & Political Science

Theology & Christian Ministry

A-Z List of Databases

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ABI Inform Global - This business database allows you to search nearly 3,000 worldwide business periodicals for in-depth coverage of business and economic conditions, management techniques, theory, and practice of business, advertising, marketing, economics, human resources, finance, taxation, computers, and more. We also provide off-campus access to ABI Inform Global.

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Academic Search Premier - This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,500 journals, including full text for more than 3,700 peer-reviewed titles. We also provide off-campus access to Academic Search Premier.

AccessScience - AccessScience contains fully searchable full-text content from McGraw-Hill's Encyclopedia of Science & Technology. We also provide off-campus access to AccessScience.

Alt HealthWatch- This health resource focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. We also provide off-campus access to Alt HealthWatch.

America: History and Life - This bibliographic reference database focuses on the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Content of the database comprises over 530,000 bibliographic entries for periodicals dating back to 1954. Within EBSCO, combine databases  with Academic Search Premier to find more full-text information. We also provide off-campus access to America: History and Life.

American Chemical Society Journals - Use this database to access 25 American Chemical Society Journals in full text. We also provide off-campus access to American Chemical Society Journals.

American National Biography -  This biographical database offers information on more than 17,400 men and women from all eras and walks of life whose lives have shaped the nation. We also provide off-campus access to American National Biography.

ATLA Religion with ATLASerials - An index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion with American Theological Library Association (ATLA)'s online collection of major religion and theology journals. This database begins in 1949 although indexing for some journal titles extends back into the nineteenth century. Within EBSCO, combine databases with Christian Periodical Index and Academic Search Premier to  search for even more articles in religious publications. We also provide off-campus access to ATLA Religion with ATLASerials.

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Business Abstracts with Full Text - This comprehensive database contains the full text of articles from more than 510 key publications dating back to 1995, and provides access to product evaluations, interviews, biographical sketches, corporate profiles, obituaries, surveys, statistical rankings, book reviews and reports from associations, societies, trade shows, conferences and more. Within EBSCO, combine databases  with Business Source Elite to search for even more articles in business publications. We also provide off-campus access to Business Abstracts with Full Text.

Business Source Premier - Business Source Premier (BSP) replaces the smaller "Business Source Elite," providing full text for more than 2,300 journals, with coverage as far back as 1896.  BSP includes industry profiles, country reports, market research reports, and produce reviews. We also provide off-campus access to Business Source Premier.

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CIAO Columbia International Affairs Online - A comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs, Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) publishes a wide range of scholarship from 1991 onward that includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs. We also provide off-campus access to CIAO Columbia International Affairs Online.

CQ Researcher Plus Archive - Published online 44 times a year, CQ Researcher devotes an entire issue to a single topic; providing in-depth, non-biased coverage of political and social issues.  There are regular reports on topics in health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the U.S. economy. We also provide off-campus access to CQ Researcher Plus Archive.

CQ Weekly - CQ Weekly's legislative news and analysis includes access to the full text of all articles published since 1983. We also provide off-campus access to CQ Weekly.

Cambridge Histories Online - This unique historical reference compendium allows access to the renowned texts of the Cambridge Histories series from Cambridge University Press. With access to over 250 volumes of up to date and authoritative scholarly content, Cambridge Histories Online is an invaluable resource, for undergraduates, graduates, and faculty alike. We also provide off-campus access to Cambridge Histories Online.

Christian Periodical Index - This database provides indexing for journal articles and reviews in journals primarily from an evangelical Christian perspective. Coverage includes over 140 publications from a broad spectrum of knowledge — science, literature, medicine, music, philosophy, history, sociology, nursing, and education — dating back to 1976.  Within EBSCO, combine databases with ATLA  and Academic Search Premier to search for full-text information from even more articles in religious publications. We also provide off-campus access to Christian Periodical Index.

Chronicle of Higher Education - The Chronicle is a destination for news, advice, and jobs for people in academe. We also provide off-campus access to Chronicle of Higher Education.

CINAHL Plus with Full Text - This comprehensive database provides full text for more than 770 journals and includes selected original and full-text material, with full text coverage dating back to 1937. We also provide off-campus access to CINAHL Plus with Full Text.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - This database contains full text articles, as well as protocols focusing on the effects of healthcare. We also provide off-campus access to Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.

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College Source - This resource contains over 43,000 college catalogs with full cover-to-cover, original page format from 2-year, 4-year, graduate, professional and international schools. We also provide off-campus access to College Source.

ComAbstracts - This database contains abstracts of articles and books published in the primary professional literature of the communication(s) field as well as bibliographic records and audio materials. We also provide off-campus access to Com Abstracts.

Communication & Mass Media Complete - The Communication & Mass Media Complete (CMMC) database provides the most robust, quality research solution in areas related to communication and mass media, offering cover-to-cover (“core”) indexing and abstracts for more than 570 journals, and selected (“priority”) coverage of nearly 200 more, for a combined coverage of more than 770 titles. CMMC includes full text for over 450 journals. We also provide off-campus access to Communication & Mass Media Complete.

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ebrary: Academic Complete - This ebook collection provides access to over 75,000 scholarly and reference books, including many award-winning titles. Users can create a "bookshelf" to organize their own content. We also provide off-campus access to ebrary: Academic Collection.

EBSCO eBooks - This collection (formerly known as NetLibrary) provides full-text access to hundreds of digital version of books on a variety of subjects. We also provide off-campus access to eBook Collection.

EBSCOHost -  PLNU subscribes to 35+ databases from EBSCO, including Academic Search Premier, OmniFile Full Text Mega, Communication & Mass Media Complete, ATLA Religion and ATLASerials, Christian Periodical Index, Business Source Elite,  eBook Collection,  ERIC, PyscARTICLES and PsycINFO.  Choose this EBSCOHost link tosee all EBSCO databases to which PLNU subscribes.  Select the specific database(s) you want, or "select all" to search all 35+ databases in one search. We also provide off-campus access to EBSCOHost.

Education Full Text - This database provides full text of articles from over 350 journals as far back as 1996, in addition to indexing of more than 770 periodicals dating back to 1983. Content includes in-depth coverage of special education and more than 100,000 controlled and cross-referenced names of educational tests. Subject coverage includes adult education, multicultural/ethnic education, teaching methods and much more. Within EBSCO, combine databases  with ERIC and Academic Search Premier to find more full-text information in the Education area. We also provide off-campus access to Education Full Text.

Encyclopedia Britannica - This full-text subscription edition of the general encylopedia provides more content than in the publicly-accessible site.  We also provide off-campus access to Encyclopedia Britannica.

Encyclopedia of Life Sciences - Spanning the entire spectrum of life sciences, this full-text Encyclopedia features more than 4,000 specially commissioned and peer-reviewed articles. We also provide off-campus access to Encyclopedia of Life Sciences.

ERIC - ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, contains more than 1.3 million records and links to more than 323,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966. Within EBSCO, combine databases with Education Full Text and Academic Search Premier to find more full-text information in the Education area. We also provide off-campus access to ERIC (EBSCO).

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Films on Demand - This video database provides 24/7 access to 8,000 complete videos and 90,000 video segments on a variety of topics. Videos can be embedded into e-class and include public performance rights. We also provide off-campus access to Films on Demand.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia - This resource was written especially for K-12 students and provides full-text content of  25,000+ encyclopedic entries.  We also provide off-campus access to Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia.

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Gale Literature Resource Center - This resource provides full-text journal articles, literary criticism, reviews, and biographical information on writers in all disciplines and time periods from around the world. We also provide off-campus access to Gale Literature Resource Center.

General Science Full Text -This database provides full text from more than 100 periodicals dating as far back as 1995, in addition to indexing and abstracts for nearly 300 periodicals dating back to 1984. Subject coverage includes astronomy, biology, botany, chemistry, conservation, health & medicine, oceanography, physics, zoology and much more. We also provide off-campus access to General Science Full Text.

GreenFILE -This database  offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. We also provide off-campus access to GreenFILE.

Grove Art Online
See Oxford Art Online.

Grove Music Online
See Oxford Music Online.

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Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition - This health database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. It covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names. We also provide off-campus access to Health Source - Nursing/Academic Edition.

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  • Health Source: Consumer Edition - This database is the richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide, providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Health Source: Consumer Edition provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines.  We also provide off-campus access to Health Source: Consumer Edition.

Historical Abstracts - Historical Abstracts is an exceptional resource that covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present, including world history, military history, women's history, history of education, and more - essential for libraries supporting upper-division and graduate research. This authoritative database provides indexing of more than 2,300 academic historical journals in over 40 languages back to 1955. Within EBSCO, combine databases  with America: History and Life and Academic Search Premier to find more information in the discipline of History. We also provide off-campus access to Historical Abstracts.

Historical Statistics of the United States - This resource is an online version of the standard source for the quantitative facts of American history. We also provide off-campus access to Historical Statistics of the United States.

Humanities Full Text - This database includes many of the most important academic journals in the humanities with the full text of articles from over 300 periodicals dating back to 1995, and high-quality indexing for almost 700 journals—of which 470 are peer-reviewed—dating as far back as 1984. The database provides coverage of feature articles, interviews, bibliographies, obituaries, and original works of fiction, drama, poetry and book reviews, as well as reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, radio and television programs, plays, operas, and more. We also provide off-campus access to Humanities Full Text.

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IIMP International Index to Music Periodicals - This full-text database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 430 international music periodicals from over 20 countries. We also provide off-campus access to IIMP International Index to Music Periodicals.

IPA Source - IPA Source is the web's largest library of International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions and literal translations of opera arias, art song texts and MP3 recordings. This resource contains over 3500 texts including 500 opera-aria texts. We also provide off-campus access to IPA Source.

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JSTOR - This multi-disciplinary database offers full-text access to journal issues and pages as they were originally designed, printed, and illustrated. With more than a thousand academic journals and over 1 million images, letters, and other primary sources, JSTOR is one of the world's most trusted sources for academic content. We also provide off-campus access to JSTOR.

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LexisNexis Academic - Lexis-Nexis Academic provides full-text documents from over 5,900 news, business, legal, medical, and reference publications with a variety of flexible search options. We also provide off-campus access to Lexis-Nexis.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts - This database indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s. We also provide off-campus access to Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts.

Literature Resource Center
See Gale Literature Resource Center.

LitFinder - Search source for exemplary original literature content. LitFinder database is replete with full-text and primary content vital to literature and language study. Includes poems, plays, speeches, short stories and more. We also provide off-campus access to LitFinder.

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MAS Ultra - School Edition - This database contains full text for nearly 500 popular, high school magazines. MAS Ultra – School Edition also provides more than 360 full text reference books, 85,670 biographies, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and expanded full text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines. We also provide off-campus access to MAS Ultra - School Edition.

MEDLINE with Full Text - MEDLINE with Full Text provides full-text access to over 1,450 scholarly journals on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and pre-clinical sciences. This database includes content of interest to students in nursing, biology, chemistry, education, family & consumer sciences, kinesiology, psychology, sociology and social work, and more. We also provide off-campus access to MEDLINE with Full Text.

Military & Government Collection  - This database is designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government.  Content includes full text articles from nearly 300 journals and periodicals, and indexing and abstracts for more than 400 journals. We also provide off-campus access to Military & Government Collection.

MLA International Bibliography - Modern Language Association International Bibliography indexes books, articles and dissertations published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics, providing coverage from 1926 to the present. We also provide off-campus access to MLA International Bibliography.

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National Newspaper Abstracts - This database includes abstracts and indexing only for New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal. We also provide off-campus access to National Newspaper Abstracts.

Naxos Music Library - This database is an online listening library of classical music available online offering over 500,000 tracks of Classical music, Jazz, World, Folk and Chinese music. Search for works by composer, artist, period, year of composition, instrument or genre; or find a playlist set up by a professor for a specific assignment. If you are experiencing difficulty accessing Naxos Music Library click here. We also provide off-campus access to Naxos Music Library.

NetLibrary Collection - See eBook Collection.

Newspaper Source - Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 (U.S.) & international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for 389 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are also provided. We also provide off-campus access to Newspaper Source.

Nursing & Allied Health Source
See ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source.

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OmniFile Full Text Mega - This multi-disciplinary database contains a wealth of essential material for learning and detailed research in a single, easily-searched database. With the full text of articles from over 2,500 publications, and indexing and abstracts from nearly 3,600 publications, this database provides invaluable support for research in all core undergraduate subjects and for cross-disciplinary work. We also provide off-campus access to OmniFile Full Text Mega.

Ovid Nursing Journals - This database searches 14 major nursing journals with full-text coverage from the 1990s to the current issue.  Ovid Nursing Journals includes AJN - American Journal of Nursing, Journal of Christian Nursing, Nurse Educator, and 11 others.  Journals can be searched as a set or individually. We also provide off-campus access to Ovid Nursing Journals.

Oxford Art Online - This site includes the complete full-text content of Grove Dictionary of Art, The Dictionary of Art and The Oxford Companion to Western Art. We also provide off-campus access to Oxford Art Online.

Oxford English Dictionary Online
- All the content of the many volume set of the Oxford English Dictionary, online!  The OED provides authoritative definitions of over 500,000 words, traces the usage of words from their first recorded occurrence to the modern period through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of international language sources, offers the best in etymological analysis and detailed listings of variant spellings, and uses the International Phonetic Alphabet to show pronunciation. We also provide off-campus access to Oxford English Dictionary Online.

Oxford Music Online -  This site comprises the complete full-text content of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, The New Grove Dictionary of Opera,  and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. We also provide off-campus access to Oxford Music Online.

Oxford Reference Online - Oxford Reference Online offers over 175 full-text, fully-indexed, cross-searchable dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press, including detailed information across a broad subject range from titles in the world-renowned Oxford Companions Series. We also provide off-campus access to Oxford Reference Online.

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Physical Education Index - These abstracts feature a wide variety of content, ranging from physical education curricula, to sports medicine, to dance. Other coverage includes sport law, kinesiology, motor learning, recreation, standardized fitness tests, sports equipment, business and marketing, coaching and training, and sport sociology/psychology. We also provide off-campus access to Physical Education Index.

Primary Search - Primary Search provides full text for more than 70 popular, magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990.  Additionally, Primary Search includes several easy-to-read encyclopedias and dictionaries written specifically for kids and thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags. We also provide off-campus access to Primary Search.

PROLA - Physical Review Online Archive (PROLA) is the American Physical Society's online archive for Physical Review Letters, Reviews of Modern Physics, and Physical Review A–E. It contains all APS journal articles published from 1893–2004. We also provide off-campus access to PROLA.

ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source - Search full-text journals and dissertations in ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source alongside Systematic Reviews, Evidence Summaries, and Best Practice Information Sheets from the renowned Joanna Briggs Institute. We also provide off-campus access to Nursing & Allied Health Source.

ProQuest Religion - The database includes over 135 titles, with more than 120 available in full text.  The database provides details on doctrines and philosophies, reports on religious history and related archeology, and covers formal theological studies and commentary on topics of general interest from the perspectives of specific religions. Primary faiths represented in the database are Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and Buddhism. We also provide off-campus access to ProQuest Religion.

PsycARTICLES - This resource provides complete access to the full text of nearly 80 scholarly journals in psychology and related fields, ranging from education, to nursing, to business, to neuroscience.  It includes all of the American Psychological Association (APA) journals, with coverage ranging from 1894 to the present. We also provide off-campus access to PsycARTICLES.

PsycINFO - This database, the American Psychological Association’s (APA) renowned resource, contains citations and summaries of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, all in psychology and related disciplines, with journal coverage from around 2,500 periodicals dating as far back as the 1800s. We also provide off-campus access to PsycINFO.

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Readers' Guide Full Text Mega - This database indexes over 450 periodicals as far back as 1983 and provides full text of articles from over 250 journals as far back as 1994. Subject coverage includes antiques, arts, business, computers, education, entertainment, film & television, gardening, health & medicine, history, home improvement, literature, news & current events, photography, popular & classical music, politics, popular culture, religion, science, sports & fitness, transportation, travel and much more. We also provide off-campus access to Readers' Guide Full Text Mega.

Regional Business News - This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. We also provide off-campus access to Regional Business News.

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San Diego Union Tribune Online - This database provides full-text coverage of the premier San Diego newspaper from 1982 to the present. We also provide off-campus access to San Diego Union Tribune Online.

Science Direct - ScienceDirect offers more than a quarter of the world's scientific, medical and technical information online. This full-text resource contains over 2,000 peer-reviewed journals, hundreds of book series, handbooks and reference works. We also provide off-campus access to Science Direct.

Social Sciences Full Text - This standard resource covers every area of the Social Sciences, including addiction studies, anthropology, corrections, criminal justice, gender studies, geography, law. mass media, minority studies, political science, psychology and social work.  It provides indexing and abstracting for 625 periodicals as far back as 1983, nearly 400 of which are peer reviewed.  Full-text content of over 200 journals is available back to 1995. We also provide off-campus access to Social Sciences Full Text.

Statistical Abstract of the United States - This resource is a comprehensive summary of social, political, and economic statistics for the United States. Updated monthly, it is “a snapshot of America and its people” and an excellent place to begin searches for statistical information. We also provide off-campus access to Stastical Abstract of the United States.

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Ulrich'sWeb - The authoritative source of bibliographic and publisher information on more than 300,000 periodicals of all types — academic and scholarly journals, Open Access publications, peer-reviewed titles, popular magazines, newspapers, newsletters, and more from around the world. We also provide off-campus access to Ulrich'sWeb.

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Virginia Henderson International Nursing Library - Use the site's Registry of Nursing Research to search study and conference abstracts. We also provide off-campus access to Virginia Henderson International Nursing Library.

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Wiley Online Library - This full-text database boasts one of the largest archives of its kind with content dating back to 1799 and over 1.5 million articles of scientific and scholarly research. We also provide off-campus access to Wiley Online Library.

Women and Social Movements in the US - Basic Edition - This full-text database focuses on the history of women in social movements in the U.S. between 1600 and 2000. We also provide off-campus access to Women and Social Movements in the US - Basic Edition.

The above information came primarily from the databases' websites.