A-Z list of Databases
Academic Search Complete (Ebsco) - This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.
All you can Read - a massive media directory of over 20,000 local and international magazines and newspapers from all over the world.
American Chemical Society Publications - Abstracts are available for more than 40 journals, Chemical & Engineering News, and ACS Legacy Archives. Request full text articles through Interlibrary Loan link on “Access a Resource” page.
Annenberg Learner - provides access to professional development materials for educators.
Article First (First Search) - index of articles from the table of contents pages of over 16,000 journals. Use the interlibrary loan request form for faster ILL service.
Best Of History - "Contains annotated links to over 1200 history web sites as well as links to hundreds of quality K-12 history lesson plans, history teacher guides, history activities, history games, history quizzes, and more."
Biography Reference Center - offers a comprehensive collection of more than 450,000 full text biographies, including the complete full text run of Biography Today and Biography Magazine, as well as thousands of narrative biographies that are not available in other databases.
Book Collection Nonfiction: Elementary School Edition (Ebsco) - is a rich research database for school and public libraries. It contains informative abstracts and searchable full text for more than 1,290 popular nonfiction books. The database includes high interest titles on animals, weather, holidays, Native Americans, United States, Canada, biographies, civics and more.
Book Collection Nonfiction: High School Edition (Ebsco) - is a rich research database for school and public libraries. It contains informative abstracts and searchable full text for more than 2,440 popular nonfiction books. The database includes high interest titles on careers, health, ethnicity, disabilities, technology, biographies, music, science, history, civics and more.
Book Collection Nonfiction: Middle School Edition (Ebsco) - is a rich research database for school and public libraries. It contains informative abstracts and searchable full text for more than 3,100 popular nonfiction books. The database includes high interest titles on careers, health, ethnicity, disabilities, technology, biographies, history, science, women, civics and more.
Britannica Online - includes coverage of the Britannica Encyclopedia, Webster's Dictionary, Thesaurus, and Dictionary of Quotations, as well as headlines from the New York Times and BBC.
Business Insights: Essentials (Gale) - provides detailed company and industry news and information including: company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals.
Business Source Premier (EbscoHost) - provides full text for all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics with access to more than 2,300 journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed titles. Some full text dates back to 1886 and is searchable by cited references back to 1998.
Chemical & Engineering News - a weekly magazine published by the American Chemical Society. C&EN editors and reporters based in Europe, the U.S., and Asia cover science and technology, business and industry, government and policy, education, and employment aspects of the chemistry field. C&EN Online offers Latest News, supplementary material to C&EN print articles, back issues of the magazine since 1998, and special features such as Reel Science, NanoFocus, RSS feeds, and blogs. Abstracts are available. Request full text articles through Interlibrary Loan link on “Access a Resource” page.”
CLASE PERIODICA (First Search Basic) - CLASE indexes of Latin American journals in the social sciences and humanities. PERIODICA indexes journals relating to science and technology.
Columbia Daily Tribune
Consumer Health Complete (Ebsco) - A comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support the information needs of patients, and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. CHC provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic, and integrated medicine.
CQ Press in Content - nonpartisan resource for information on pivotal events and issues shaping today's world of government and politics.
CQ Researcher - noted for its in-depth coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Each report provides an introductory overview; background and chronology on the topic; an assessment of the current situation; tables and maps; pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions; and bibliographies of key sources.
Credo Reference - provides access to the contents of 600 reference titles covering every major subject from major reference publishers.
Discovering Collections (Gale) - Covers core curriculum areas, including history, literature, science, social studies, and more with reference material, primary sources, creative works, video and audio clips. Also provides an integrated national and state curriculum standards search with content correlated to the standards.
E-Books - EBSCO eBooks contain a large selection of titles across a wide variety of subject areas. Search by subject or keyword.
Editor and Publisher Online Newspapers - America’s oldest journal covering the news industry.
Education Full-Text - H. W. Wilson indexes and abstracts articles of at least one column in length from English-language periodicals and yearbooks published in the United States and elsewhere. English-language books relating to education published in 1995 or later are also indexed. Abstracting coverage begins with January 1994; full-text coverage begins in January 1996. (From H.W. Wilson Web home page, select Education Full Text)
eMolecules - open-access chemistry search engine that provides access to all free, publicly available chemical information.
Environment Complete (Ebsco) - contains more than 2.4 million records from more than 2,200 domestic and international titles going back to 1888 (including over 1,350 active core titles) as well as more than 190 monographs. The database also contains full text for more than 920 journals.
ERIC -Education Resources Information Center - (Ebsco) 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. This database provides citations to education literature and resources.
eThemes (Morenet) is an extensive database of content-rich, age-appropriate resources organized around specific themes for classroom use. (From H.W. Wilson Web home page, select ERIC)
eThemes (Morenet) - an extensive database of content-rich, age-appropriate resources organized around specific themes for classroom use.
Finding Missouri: Our History and Heritage - Each of the 18 videos focuses on a single topic and lasts approximately 10-15 minutes. They are designed for use by students and teachers in Missouri’s schools. [Funded by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the Historical Preservation Section of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.]
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (Ebsco) - provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.
GEM - Gateway to Educational Materials - Provides educators with quick and easy access to thousands of educational resources found on various federal, state, university, non-profit and commercial Internet sites. It contains a variety of educational resource types from activities and lesson plans to online projects to assessment items.
Global Road Warrior. A constantly updated database that provides deep content coverage for 175 countries in major topic areas of society and culture, travel, communications, business, trade, marketing, and security. Currently, the database has 7,000,000+ words of editorial, 1,750+ country maps and 12,000+ photographs.
GPO – (First Search Basic) Covers all types of U.S. government publications, including Congressional reports, hearings, debates, and records; judiciary materials; and documents issued by executive departments (Defense, State, Labor, Office of the President, etc.).
HeinOnline. A premier online research product with more than 70 million pages of legal history available in an online, fully-searchable, image-based format. HeinOnline bridges the gap in legal history by providing comprehensive coverage from inception of more than 1,500 law and law-related periodicals. In addition to its vast collection of law journals, HeinOnline also contains the historical Congressional Record Bound volumes in entirety, complete coverage of the U.S. Reports back to 1754, famous world trials dating back to the early 1700's, legal classics from the 16th to the 20th centuries, the United Nations and League of Nations Treaty Series, all United States Treaties, the Federal Register from inception in 1936, the CFR from inception in 1938, and much more. HeinOnline provides exact page images of the documents in PDF format just as they appear in the original print. Charts, graphs, tables, pictures, hand written notes, photographs, and footnotes appear where they belong. What makes HeinOnline unique aside from its image-based PDF content is its historical value and the availability of titles back to their inception.
In the First Person - An English language index to the voices of more than 300,000 individuals, including personal narratives, letters, diaries, memoirs, autobiographies, and oral histories.
Journal Finder - provides easy access to all online full-text journal titles contained in all of Westminster's resources. You can search by title or subject and then link directly to the appropiate database for additional searching.
J-Stor Arts & Science I Collection - includes 119 core titles in twenty-one disciplines such as ecology, economics, history, mathematics, political science, and sociology, statistics, as well as in other key fields in the humanities and social sciences.
J-Stor Arts & Science II Collection - includes 127 core titles in several new disciplines, such as archaeology, classics, and African, Latin American, Middle Eastern, and Slavic studies as well as add depth to many disciplines introduced in Arts & Sciences I.
J-Stor Ecology and Botany - citations from 29 research journals of the Ecological Society of America along with titles broadly focused on ecosystems. Ecology topics range from biodiversity and climate change to conservation and experimental biology. The botany titles–including the oldest botanical journal in the Americas–encompass a range of topics such as plant biology, systematic botany, and taxonomy.
Kids InfoBits (Gale) - database developed especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Features a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface. This database is curriculum-related, age appropriate and covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
Designed specifically for elementary/middle school students according to their needs and search abilities. The Kids Search interface provides a child-friendly, graphically-rich design that is fun to use. Kids Search makes it easy for students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results. Results can be easily sorted by source type - -magazines, reference books, photos, flags, etc. (Student Searches: Book Collection - Nonfiction, Middle Search Plus, Newspaper Source, Primary Search and Science Reference Center.) (Teacher Resources Screen Searches: Academic Search Elite, ERIC and Professional Development Collection.)
Learning Express Library - (Morenet- thru Sept. 2012) Contains over 300 online academic and licensing practice tests including SAT, ACT, GRE, LSAT, Advanced Placement, civil service, military, real estate, law enforcement, citizenship, TOEFL, ESL and basic skills for elementary, middle and high school skills improvement and much more. Test preparation materials span ages from elementary through adult. This testing resource also provides instant scoring and customized feedback.
Library Homework Center - From Multnomah County Oregon Public Library –provides K – 12 homework help and other tools.
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text (Ebsco) -- Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings. This database also contains full text for more than 330 journals. 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.
Literary Reference Center Plus: Covers American Literature, English Literature and literary genres providing information on authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. It includes plot summaries, work overviews, full-text essays from literary reference books & monographs, and literary magazines & journals. Book reviews, poetry, short stories, classic texts, author interviews, plays/drama, ,religious literature, children's literature and world philosophy are also covered.
Literature and Medicine is a journal devoted to exploring interfaces between literary and medical knowledge and understanding. Issues of illness, health, medical science, violence, and the body are examined through literary and cultural texts. Our readership includes scholars of literature, history, and critical theory, as well as health professionals.
MasterFILE Premier (Ebsco) - Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with full-text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.
MAS Ultra - School Edition (Ebsco) - Designed specifically for high school libraries, 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.
MEDLINE (Ebsco) - provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals. (No full text)
Middle Search Plus (Ebsco) - provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Middle Search Plus also contains 84,774 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and a School Image Collection of photos, maps and flags.
Missouri Digital Heritage Initiative (Morenet) - Access to a wide variety of digitized collections from Missouri libraries, archives, historical societies and museums.
MLA (EbscoHost) - indexes criticism and reviews for all types of literature through a detailed international bibliography of 1.8 million citations of journal articles, books and dissertations dating from the 1920s to the present. The materials indexed also include almost 60 full text titles from J-STOR’s language and literature collections.
MLA Directory of Periodicals (EbscoHost) - offers editorial contact information, as well as frequency, circulation, subscription prices and submission guidelines to over 5,500 journals, with 4,400 currently indexed in the MLA International Bibliography.
National Criminal Justice Reference System - NCJRS is a federally funded resource offering justice and substance abuse information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide.
Naxos Music Library . Includes selected recordings of Classical, Jazz, World, Classic Rock, and Nostalgia music. Contains more than 10,000 composer and artist biographies. Covers libretti and synopses of more than 700 operas along with music notes, cover artwork, track list, instrumentation and publisher information.
NetSmartz Workshop® - Morenet interactive, educational safety resource from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® and Boys & Girls Clubs of America for children (ages 5-17), parents, guardians, educators and law enforcement that uses age-appropriate, 3-D activities to teach children how to stay safer on the Internet.
NewsLink - the Web's most comprehensive news resource, with nearly 20,000 free media links.
Newspaper Association of America - News, information and resources from industry association
Newspaper Source (Ebsco) - 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.
New York Times
NLM - National Library of Medicine and Institutes of Health - collects materials and provides information and research services in all areas of biomedicine and health care
OAIster (First Search Basic) a union catalog of digital resources from over 1,000 open archive collections.
OAIster (First Search Basic) - a union catalog of digital resources from over 1,000 open archive collections.
Papers First and Proceedings First (First Search Basic) - OCLC index of papers & proceedings presented at conferences worldwide.
Péter's Digital Reference Shelf. There are many sources that provide demographic, economic, social and a variety of other indicators for nations of the world. As you scroll down the page a variety of sources are hyperlinked for access to individual databases.
Points of View Reference Center covers current events and controversial topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument) and counterpoint (opposing argument). Each topic offers a Guide to Critical Analysis and a Guide to Critical Analysis to enhance the ability to read critically, develop perspective on the issues, and write or debate an effective argument on the topic.
Primary Search (Ebsco) - 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.
Professional Development Collection (Ebsco) -- 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.
Psych Articles (EbscoHost) - Contains more than 140,000 full-text articles from over 60 peer-reviewed journals published by the APA, Educational Publishing Foundation (EPF), and from other allied organizations providing scholarly and scientific information about all areas of psychology.
PsycInfo (EbscoHost) - American Psychological Association (APA) abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health. Contains over 2.5 million citations and summaries dating as far back as the early 1800s. Journal coverage, which spans from 1887 to present, includes international material selected from over 2,400 periodicals in more than 27 languages.
PubChem - provides information on the biological activities of small molecules. A component of the National Institutes' of Health (NIH) Molecular Libraries Roadmap Initiative
PubMed - service of the National Library of Medicine that includes over 16 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950s. PubMed includes links to full-text articles and other related resources.
Regional Business News (Ebsco) - 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.
Designed for users in elementary or middle schools. It is an animated interface with a dinosaur theme that encourages students to enhance and develop basic search methodologies. Searchasaurus offers Lexile limiters (reading level), making it easy for students to read and research only appropriately challenging materials. Searchasaurus makes it easy for students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results. (Student Searches: Book Collection - Nonfiction, Middle Search Plus, Newspaper Source and Primary Search.) (Teacher Resources Screen Searches: Academic Search Elite, ERIC and Professional Development Collection.)
Science Reference Center (Ebsco) - comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text science-oriented content. Designed to meet every student's science research needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife. Science Reference Center also satisfies the demand for standards-based content by providing teachers and librarians with articles correlated to state and national curriculum standards.
Scientific American Archive Online (Nature) - covers editorial content of Scientific American, Scientific American Mind, Scientific American Earth 3.0 and all special issues from January 1993 to the present.
Scientific Living - Includes two minute movies on the solar system, outer space, space technology and space, time, etc. A discussion sheet, worksheet and script sheet are available for each episode for easy integration into the classroom. [Sponsored by Missouri Public School Media in partnership with Missouri State University.]
Sources in U.S. History: Slavery in American Digital Archive (Gale) is a digital collection of over 600 documents containing 75,000 pages that document key aspects of the history of slavery in America from its origins in Africa to its abolition. Cover topics such as the slave trade, plantation life, emancipation, pro-slavery and anti-slavery arguments, religious views on slavery, etc. Documents include personal narratives, pamphlets, addresses, political speeches, monographs, sermons, plays, songs, poetic and fictional works published between the 17th and late 19th centuries.
Student Research Center
Designed specifically for secondary school students, according to their needs and search abilities. It makes it easy for students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results. Results can be easily sorted by source type—magazines, reference books, photos, flags, etc.(Student Searches: Book Collection - Nonfiction, Mas Ultra - School Edition, Middle Search Plus, Newspaper Source and Science Reference Center.) (Teacher Resources Screen Searches: Academic Search Elite, ERIC and Professional Development Collection.)
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Tree of Life - collaborative effort of biologists from around the world to provide information about the diversity of organisms on Earth, their evolutionary history, and characteristics. Languages offered include: Spanish, English (ESL), French, German, Dutch, or Italian! Experience interactive web-based language learning featuring speech recognition as well as cultural activities!
USA Today - news on weather, sports, world, science, financial, technology, travel, national, economy, and entertainment.
Video Conferencing Resources for the Classroom
Worldcat. Add “cntnt” to your search query in WorldCat to find free digitized content.
World Almanac – (First Search Basic) Funk & Wagnall’s New Encyclopedia and four other almanacs including: Facts, USA, US Politics, and Kids Almanac. Covers biographies, encyclopedia entries, facts, statistics, etc.
World Cat Dissertations and Theses (First Search Basic) - database of all dissertations and theses available in WorldCat.
World Economic Indicators database : aids in creating high quality national, international statistics, and global statistical reports. (This is a smaller set of WDI indicators not the entire World Development Indicators Online database.