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Search Subject-Specific, Interdisciplinary, or Multiple/Simultaneous Databases

In most instances, you would be best served to start your research in a subject database (found within the Subject Guides below) or in the Academic Search Complete aggregator which contains fulltext articles from core journals across many fields. Occasionally, a tool that may be useful if you are looking for fairly comprehensive searching is the Multiple Database Search Tool which performs simultaneous searches across many databases. This broad database may help you discover related content in secondary fields and/or multimedia material not covered in the journal indexes. Due to the large number of results - and the swamping effect - this federated search tool should not be the primary way to search for most topics.

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Academic Search Complete. Articles from journals in many fields.

Academic Video Online. Online streaming video on many academic topics, including American history, area studies, counseling and therapy, criminal justice, ethnic studies, ethnography , nursing, philosophy and religious studies, science, world history, and world languages and literature.

American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals. The AAS Historical Periodicals Collection contains more than 6500 historical periodical titles dating from 1693 to 1877.

America: History and Life. Articles and book reviews on United States and Canadian history.

American Chemical Society Publications. Articles from ACS publications.

American Song. Songs by and about children, civil rights, cowboys, immigrants, Native Americans, pioneers, politics, slaves, and war.

Atla Religion Database with ATLASerials. Journal articles, book reviews and essays.

Business Source Complete. Articles, conference proceedings, case studies, investment-research reports, industry reports, market-research reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT analyses.

Catholic Encyclopedia. Articles on theology, philosophy, history, literary figures, saints, musicians and more.

Chaucer Bibliography Online. Articles on Chaucer.

Chicago Tribune. Articles from 1985 to the present. For articles from 1849 to 1984, use the Chicago Tribune historical files.

CHOICE. Reviews of academic books, electronic media, and Internet resources by subject.

Chronicle of Higher Education. News, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators.

CINAHL Complete. Articles and evidence-based care sheets on nursing and allied-health topics.

Classical Music Library. Online recordings of classical music. 

CLEP test. Test found under College Prep section of the Testing and Education Reference Center.

Cochrane Collection Plus. Controlled trials and other health-care interventions.

Communication and Mass Media Complete. Articles on communication, journalism, mass media, and related subjects.

Contemporary World Music delivers the sounds of all regions from every continent, including reggae, worldbeat, neo-traditional, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing and jazz, and other genres such as traditional music - Indian classical, fado, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, gagaku, and more.

CREDO. Dictionaries, encyclopedias, and other reference sources.

Dimensions is an experimental search engine that includes citations, altmetrics, grants, and other metadata elements. 

Drug Information Portal. From the U.S. National Library of Medicine, containing information on over 36,000 drugs from U.S. government sources.

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E-Book Collection. The full text of reference, scholarly, and professional books.

EBL (Electronic Book Library): Our primary ebook platform. Records are searchable in the regular book catalog, but this option offers deeper keyword searching. May be viewed online or downloaded.  Download requires an Adobe ID and Adobe Digital Editions (or an alternate ePub Reader app).

Education Research Complete. Journal articles and e-books.

eHRAF World CultureseHRAF World Cultures database contains ethnographic collections covering all aspects of cultural and social life. Search by cultures, subjects, regions, and even subsistence types – with subject indexing at the paragraph level. Subjects that are used in indexing and searching the ethnographic texts in eHRAF are based on the Outline of Cultural Materials (OCM), a vast thesaurus of subject terms and descriptions. Comprehensive summaries in Browse Cultures include topics such as: Economy, History and Cultural Relations, Family and Kinship, Sociopolitical organization, and Religion. Cultures Covered lists the all the cultures, ethnic groups and indigenous people currently included in eHRAF. 

ERIC. Journal articles and reports dating from 1966 to the present.

Ethnic NewsWatch. Articles from ethnic and alternative Journals, magazines, and newspapers.

Films on Demand. Streaming videos in all topic areas.

Google provides free searching of a selection of materials found on the WWW. 

Google Scholar provides free searching of  a selection of the academic journal literature, but you will need to set our link resolver to have access to all the full-text articles that are available to you through our subscriptions. More comprehensive searches are found in our subject specific journal indexes.

GPO also govinfo United States government documents, including congressional reports, hearings, debates, records, judiciary materials, and documents issued by executive departments.

Greenfile. Articles on environmental issues.

HarpWeek. Articles from Harper's Weekly,(1857–1912).

Health and Psychosocial Instruments. Reviews of measurement instruments such as questionnaires, interview schedules, checklists, index measures, coding schemes/manuals, rating scales, projective techniques, and vignettes/scenarios in the health fields, psychosocial sciences, and organizational behavior. 

Health Source Nursing/Academic Edition. Articles from medical journals.

Historical Statistics of the United States. Quantitative data on a wide range of topics, including history, economics, government, finance, sociology, demography, education, law, natural resources, climate, religion, international migration, and trade.

Homeland Security Document Library. United States policy documents, presidential directives, and national-strategy documents.

International Medieval Bibliography. Articles on European history from 400 to 1500.

JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association. Articles from 1998 to the present.

Jazz Music Library is the largest and most comprehensive collection of streaming jazz available online — with thousands of jazz artists, ensembles, albums, and genres.

Journal of Catholic Higher Education. No login required.  Click on the volume, table of contents and choose an article. Articles on the knowledge and practice of Catholic higher education in the United States and internationally.  

JSTOR. Articles from scholarly journals in the arts and sciences.

Lexis-Nexis. Journal articles, newspapers (including the New York Times since 2002), wire services, broadcast transcripts, United States federal and state case law. Try the new Nexis Uni interface.

Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts. Articles, books and reports on librarianship.

MAS Ultra. Articles from popular general-interest and current-events publications, plus Magill book reviews, the Columbia Encyclopedia, the CIA World Fact Book, the World Almanac and the Book of Facts.

MEDLINE with Full Text. Articles from medical journals.

Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print. Reviews of tests.

Middle English Compendium. The Middle English Dictionary, a bibliography, and links to electronic resources.

Military and Government Collection. Articles on military-related journals and general-interest magazines.

Modern Language Association International Bibliography. Articles, books,and more on modern languages, literatures, folklore and linguistics.

Musical Scores. An Indiana University site where the public can download full scores.

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Naxos Music Library. The world´s largest online library of classical music.

Newspaper Source. Articles from regional United States newspapers, international newspapers, and newswires.

New York Review of Books. Full text of every article dating from 1963 to the present. You must be on campus to use the NYRB; there is no off-campus access.

New York Times. Articles from 1851 to 2010. For articles after 2010, use Lexis-Nexis or try the new Nexis Uni interface.

Nexis Uni (new interface to the Lexis-Nexis database). Journal articles, newspapers (including the New York Times since 2002), wire services, broadcast transcripts, United States federal and state case law.

Nursing Education in Video  Nursing Education in Video is a unique online collection of videos created specifically for the education and training of nurses, nursing assistants, and other healthcare workers. All the videos in the collection have been created with the guidance of the Medcom-Trainex advisory board, and are regularly reviewed for accuracy, currency, and compliance with US Federal regulations from agencies such as OSHA and CMS.

Nursing Reference Center Plus. A point-of-care tool, complementing CINAHL. It provides the most recent clinical evidence to nurses and other health-care professionals.

Ovid LWW Nursing & Health Professions Premier. Articles from major nursing journals.

Oxford English Dictionary Online. The complete text of the second edition, plus updates.

Oxford Music Online: Includes Grove Music Online and The Oxford Companion to Music offering more than 8,000 articles on composers, performers, conductors, instruments and notation, forms and genres, and individual works. The Oxford Dictionary of Music supplements Grove's extensive articles.

Philosopher's Index. Articles and books in philosophy and related fields.

Popular Music Library contains a wide range of popular music from around the world, including hundreds of thousands of tracks from major genres in pop music, including alternative, country, Christian, electronic, hip-hop, metal, punk, new age, R&B, reggae, rock, soundtracks and many more.

Primary Search. Articles from popular magazines for elementary-school research, with reading level indicators.

PrivCo. Financial data on major non-publicly traded corporations, including family-owned, private-equity owned, venture-backed, and international unlisted companies. Watch a quick video of the tool.

Professional Development Collection. Articles from education journals.

Project Muse. Articles from journals in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

PsycINFO. Articles and books in psychology and related fields.

PubMed CentralSearches across an archive of full-text biomedical and life sciences journal articles.

Regional Business News. Articles from business journals, newspapers and newswires.

Sage Premier. Articles from journals in business, health, and social sciences.

Sanborn Maps. Large-scale plans used to estimate the potential risk for urban structures in Illinois.

Saskia Art Images. 30,000 digital images of paintings, sculpture and architecture from museums worldwide. The images can be displayed and downloaded in high-resolution format.

ScienceDirect. Articles on the health, life, and physical sciences.

SciFinder Scholar. Searches chemistry research, including chemical substances and reactions, and the Chemical Abstracts database. New users must complete an individual registration, and an SXU email address is required.

Scopus. Articles in science, medicine, technology, and the social sciences.

SimplyAnalytics. (was SimplyMap)  Census data, business data, and business points that can be manipulated and mapped. You can rank locations based on variables, create demographic analyses, and map variables to the county or sometimes the census Block.  If you sign in as a guest, you won’t need to create an account. Accounts are needed only to save search parameters and data results. (Information and help video page.)

Smithsonian Global Sound. Tracks of music, the spoken word, and natural and human-made sounds.

Standard and Poor's NetAdvantage. Industry surveys, corporation records, stock-and-bond guides and reports, dividend records, register of corporations, earning guides, and more. (old interface)

Testing and Education Reference Center. Data on colleges, universities and scholarships, plus online practice tests and test-preparation e-books.

Value Line Investment Survey. Investment information covering equity issues, model portfolios, and economic and stock-market statistics.

Wall Street Journal. Articles from 1984 to the present.

WorldCat. Searches over 6,000 library catalogs. Books can be borrowed.

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