The new Central Index replaces many subject indexes as of July, 2020.
The following indexes were cancelled, and you should now use this broad search tool:
PsychINFO, Philosophers Index, ATLA Religion Index, MLA, America: History and Life, SciFinder Scholar, Communications and Mass Media, and the Multidatabase Search tool.
Central Index is a search tool that provides keyword searching across a wide (but not comprehensive) selection of materials: books, journals, videos, web pages, and other sources. It gathers information from many resources and allows you to search across them simultaneously. This tool is similar in many ways to the Google Scholar search tool, but offers much more precise searching.
NOTE: You will need to login on the top right to obtain access to the full text material.
NOTE: Use the Expand option on the top left of the results page in order to significantly increase the domain of search tools.
NOTE: Use the Expand option on the top left of the results page to locate/request materials we do not immediately own/lease.
It is NOT the best place to start if you are looking for the following types of information:
NOTE: This tool does not utilize subject headings -- but it does provide various facets on the left side of the search results page that help in narrowing your results. See the tools below for more powerful alternative search options.
While the Central Index covers many materials, it is not comprehensive, and other library tools may provide more precise searching for journal articles:
One additional free search tool to consider is Summon (from Princeton). You will see information about journal articles, books, and other materials...but you will not have links to the full text materials.
Quick Help Videos:
This page describes the Central Index search tool, and compares the tool to other library search engines and journal indexes.
Some of the key databases covered in this tool include:
What is not covered (see our complete list of tools):
The Central Index provides searching across many of our ebook platforms ... EBSCOhost ebooks, EBL ebooks, ProQuest ebooks, HathiTrust public domain books, American Dissertation Database fulltext materials ... and includes our local SXU ebook purchases.
Central Index ... what ebook material is covered...and what is not immediately available?
HathiTrust = Google Books digitization project of materials across many large libraries