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Academic 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.

  • Biography Reference Center (EBSCO)- 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.

  • Britannica Online (Britannica)- 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.

  • BUSINESSnetBASE (T&F)-A complete library of accounting principles, ethics, and organization, this collection offers the very best business references in one convenient location. Access the latest information on e-business technology and globalization.

  • Business Source Premier (EBSCO)- 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.

  • Chronicle of Higher Education (CHE)- A source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty and administrators and is published online every weekday.  The Chronicle's web site features the latest issue; daily news and advice columns; current job listings; discussion forums; and career-building tools.  A searchable archive of every daily article published online since May 1998, and to every news article and essay published since 1989 — plus The Chronicle Review and special reports is available.

  • COMPUTER-SCIENCEnetBASE (T&F)-A hybrid of the bestselling engineering handbooks and critically acclaimed Chapman & Hall references, this Collection provides access the latest e-books in MATLAB, C ++, and Java. It brings together preeminent authors from product development and design architecture to offer a most diverse collection of resources.

  • Credo Reference (Credo)- Provides access to the contents of 600 reference titles covering every major subject from major reference publishers.

  • eBooks (EBSCO)- Contain a large selection of titles across a wide variety of subject areas. Search by subject or keyword.

  • Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (EBSCO)- Provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

  • Global Issues In Contex (Gale)- Ties together a wealth of authoritative content to analyze and understand the most important issues of the modern world.   Tip Sheet

  • ITECHnetBASE (T&F)- This eBook collection contains authoritative resources for the study, design, development, implementation, support, or management of computer-based information systems. They cover how to securely convert, store, protect, process, transmit, input, output, and retrieve information.

  • Journal Finder (WT Cox)- 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, II and Ecology and Botany Collection (JSTOR)- Arts and Sciences I includes 119 core titles in twenty-one disciplines such as ecology, economics, history, mathematics, political science, and sociology, statistics. Arts and Sciences II includes 127 core titles in several new disciplines, such as archaeology, classics, and African, Latin American, Middle Eastern, and Slavic studies. Ecology and Botany includes citations from 29 research journals of the Ecological Society of America along with titles broadly focused on ecosystems.

  • Literary Reference Center Plus (EBSCO)- 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 Resource Center (Gale)- Contains up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism, and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world. Integrates with the MLA International Bibliography to link to full text where available.   Tip Sheet

  • 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 host.

  • PsychArticles (EBSCO)- 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.

  • Science In Context (Gale)- Provides contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics. Images on the homepage have hot spots that when scrolled-over show additional content/details associated with that image.   Tip Sheet

  • Science Reference Center (MOREnet)- 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.
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