Research Databases A-Z

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Academic ASAP

Academic ASAP is useful for finding full-text journal articles on: 

  • Current Events
  • Economics
  • Education
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Literature and Art
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • Sociology
  • And more

Access is available inside the library and outside the library.

Agriculture Collection

With broad coverage of agriculture and its related fields, the Agriculture Collection provides a comprehensive view of this growing body of knowledge. Comprised of hundreds of journals and magazines, researchers will have access to current and authoritative content that spans the industry - from practical aspects of farming to cutting edge scientific research in horticulture.

Access is available inside the library and outside the library.

Ancestry Library

Ancestry Library provides access to a number of genealogical and historical resources, including images of the decennial U.S census from 1790 to 1930. Updated daily.

Access is available inside the library at any of our locations.

Among specific kinds of resources included are:

  • Biography and history
  • Birth, marriage, and death records (including the Social Security Death Index)
  • Census records
  • Court, land, and probate records
  • Directories and memberships
  • Immigration records
  • Military records
  • Periodicals and newspapers
  • Reference and finding aids


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Booklist Online

Booklist Online is an online database of more than 160,000 book reviews for librarians, book groups, and book lovers-from the trusted experts at the American Library Association.

Limited access only.

Business Economics & Theory

With a strong emphasis on titles covered in the EconLit database, the Business Economics and Theory Collection provides academic journals and magazines focusing on topics in economics. Perfect for business classes, users will find more than 150 full-text journals to support their research.

Access is available inside the library and outside the library.


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Communications & Mass Media Collection

From marketing professionals to students studying for advanced degrees in linguistic theory, the Communications and Mass Media Collection provides current and accurate information from more than 100 journals focused on all aspects of the communications field. Key subjects covered include: advertising and public relations, literature and writing, linguistics, and many more.

Access is available inside the library and outside the library.

Computer Database

Computer Database contains access to periodicals on computer, telecommunications, and electronics industries. It includes product reviews, industry status reports company profiles and more. All articles have been published between 1980 and 2014. Updated daily.

Access is available inside the library and outside the library.

Credo

Credo is a rich resource that answers questions and provides information to enlighten. Live online help is available for homework. Search for images or use Mind Map for visual search results. Answers to your questions are provided with links to the electronic equivalent of the articles and definitions contained within books. A wealth of information can be found in the many videos and tutorials.

Access is available inside the library and outside the library.

Criminal Justice Collection

The Criminal Justice Collection provides 150 journals for those interested in a career in law, law enforcement, as a paralegal or for a career in Homeland Security.

Access is available inside the library and outside the library.

Culinary Arts Collection

The Culinary Arts Collection includes 150 of the major cooking and nutrition magazines. Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.

Access is available inside the library and outside the library.


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Diversity Studies Collection

The Diversity Studies Collection is a valuable resource for social science, history and liberal arts coursework. This collection explores cultural differences, contributions and influences in our global community. This set includes more than 150 journals.

Access is available inside the library and outside the library.


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Early World of Learning

Early World of Learning is an early childhood digital resource that includes a first encyclopedia, e-books, and an introduction to core early concepts. With read-aloud across all functions, stories tie learning together through videos, games, and printable activities. Twelve stories are available in both Spanish and English, and the worksheets also offer written instructions in Spanish. Classic songs, nursery rhymes, and fairy tales are often included in the lesson plan for each story.

eLibrary

eLibrary is a user-friendly general reference tool-that includes 2,500 full text magazines, newspapers, books and transcript titles in addition to more than seven million maps, pictures, weblinks, and audio/video files. eLibrary’s periodical and digital media content is designed to support every range of user, including middle and high school students, college-prep and college-level researchers, and professional educators. Educators can even search for resources that correlate to state and national standards, including Common Core State Standards. eLibrary includes the Washington Post, the [Norfolk] Virginian-Pilot and the Roanoke Times.

Access is available inside the library and outside the library:

Environmental Studies & Policy Collection

The Environmental Studies and Policy Collection is a collection of over 800 journals. Six subject-specific Delmar reference titles provide robust coverage of environmental issues and policies, including diverse perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policy makers, as well as corporate interests.

Access is available inside the library and outside the library.

Expanded Academic ASAP

Expanded Academic ASAP contains 28,999,764 scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers covering arts and the humanities to social sciences, science and technology. Many are full-text and include images. Coverage dates include 1980 through the present. This database meets research needs across all academic disciplines. Access scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers - many with full text and images.

Access is available inside the library and outside the library.


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Fine Arts & Music Collection

With more than 100 full-text magazines and journals covered in databases such as the Wilson Art Index and RILM, the Fine Arts and Music Collection will provide students with resources to support research in areas such as:

  • Art history
  • Drama
  • Filmmaking
  • Music

Access is available inside the library and outside the library.

Foundation Directory Online

Foundation Directory Online (FDO) helps nonprofits and individuals find grants, scholarships, loans and more. Search this database of over 140,000 grantmakers, and find the foundations most likely to offer the kind of support you need.

Features:

  • Search for grants, grantmakers, 990s or companies.
  • Assessment tools help you quickly identify your best potential funding sources.
  • Detailed grantmaker profiles, including those without websites of their own.
  • “Maps and Charts” tool identifies actual giving trends in a specific program area, year or geographic area.

Inside library access only and only at the library terminals (no personal devices) - please ask a staff member to get started. Go to the Help Page or Quick Start Guide for help getting started with your search.


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Gale Databases

The Gale Databases is a collection of over 35 subject specific databases that can be searched from a cross-searchable list of all the Gale databases.

Access is available inside the library and outside the library.

Gardening, Landscape & Horticulture Collection

Farmers, landscape architects, and biotechnologists alike will find current and accurate information in the Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture Collection of nearly 50 journals focused specifically on key issues in gardening, landscaping, and other areas of horticulture. A fertile and growing collection, this collection includes content relating to both the practical aspects as well as the scientific theory of horticulture studies.

Access is available inside the library and outside the library.

Gender Studies Collection

The Gender Studies Collection of journals aims to provide balanced coverage of this significant aspect of our culture, covering such topics as gender studies, family and marital issues, health aspects, and many more.

Access is available inside the library and outside the library.

General OneFile

General OneFile provides access to periodicals and newspapers on a wide range of topics such as business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature, art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and more. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.

Access is available inside the library and outside the library.

General Reference Center Gold

General Reference Center Gold is a general interest database that integrates a variety of sources - newspapers, reference books, magazines, and trade publications. Find articles on current events, popular culture, business and industry trends, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more.

Access is available inside the library and outside the library.

General Science Collection

The General Science Collection contains 1,000 peer-reviewed journals, providing researchers with the information needed to stay current on the latest scientific developments.

Access is available inside the library and outside the library.


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Health Reference Center Academic

The Health Reference Center Academic is a multi-source database provides access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus the wide variety of personal health information sources in InfoTrac's award-winning Health Reference Center. All in a single, easy-to-use database, the material is intended for informational purposes only.

Access is available inside the library and outside the library.

Home Improvement Collection

Even the smallest home improvement project can be daunting. Using the Home Improvement Collection of nearly 100 home improvement focused titles, hobbyists and professional carpenters alike will immediately put their projects on a more solid foundation. Coverage includes topics such as:

  • Architectural techniques
  • Tool and material selection
  • Zoning requirements
  • Many more

Access is available inside the library and outside the library.

Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection

With current and relevant content from over 500 industry journals, the Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism field, while also allowing for focused study of specialized aspects of the industry, including:

  • Cultural aspects of travel
  • Economic aspects of tourism
  • Leisure activities
  • More

Access is available inside the library and outside the library.


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Information Science & Library Issues Collection

The Information Science and Library Issues Collection, comprised of content from more than 100 leading industry journals, provides current and accurate information for this fast-moving field. Information professionals and other knowledge workers - from the research specialist to the information architect - will find appropriate and useful information in their areas of expertise, including such topics as:

  • Data processing techniques
  • Information infrastructure
  • Metadata architectures
  • More

Access is available inside the library and outside the library.

Insurance & Liability Collection

Protection of assets is a concern for everyone. From the individual property owner to the multinational corporation, all have a vested interest in ensuring the retention of their assets, be it physical or intellectual. The Insurance and Liability Collection of journals, takes a broad view of this multi-million dollar industry, covering topics such a:

  • Labor relations
  • Legal issues
  • Mortgage banking
  • More

Access is available inside the library and outside the library.

Infotrac Student Edition

Now with over 1,100 titles, cross searchable with e-books, the Infotrac Student Edition periodical database is designed for high-school students with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers, podcasts, and reference books for information on:

  • The arts
  • Current events
  • Government
  • Health
  • History
  • People
  • Popular culture
  • Science
  • Sports
  • More

Access is available inside the library and outside the library.


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Kids InfoBits (K-5)

Kids InfoBits is an educational product designed for kids in kindergarten through 5th grade. It's a content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use full-text resource that includes access to age-appropriate book, magazine, newspaper, and reference content on a wide array of topics including current events.

Access is available inside the library and outside the library.


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LearningExpress Library

LearningExpress Library provides access to a database containing a wide range of test-prep information and practice tests including:

  • ACT
  • AP
  • ASVAB
  • GED (also in Spanish)
  • NCLEX-RN
  • SAT
  • U.S. Citizenship

Grade-specific resources (from elementary through college) are available for parents and students for improving reading, writing, math skills and more. Our subscription also includes access to Computer and Internet Basics and Job and Career Accelerator.

Access is available inside the library and outside the library.

LexisNexis® Library Express

LexisNexis® Library Express provides over 6,000 news, business, and legal sources and full text of more than 350 newspapers from the U.S and around the world. There are more than 300 magazines and journals and over 600 newsletters and all types of consumer reviews. Broadcast transcripts from major television, radio networks and wire services all updating several times a day.

Access is available inside the library and outside the library.

If outside the library, select your card format:



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Military & Intelligence Database

Military and Intelligence Database is composed of content from over 400 journals, which covers all aspects of the past and current state of military affairs. Key subjects covered include: 

  • Governmental policies
  • Socioeconomic effects of war
  • The structure of armed forces
  • Many more

Coverage includes 1980 through the present.

Access is available inside the library and outside the library.

Morningstar

Morningstar provides up-to-date, comprehensive financial information on stock, mutual funds, and exchange-traded funds. It includes stock charts, portfolio building tools, independent analyst reports, and an Investing Classroom.

Access is available inside the library and outside the library:


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National Geographic Kids

Reputable, authoritative, and appropriate content that brings the world to children 6 to 14 years old in a way they've never seen it before. Fun and substantive, National Geographic Kids will take them on amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space.

Access is available inside the library and outside the library.

NoveList Plus

NoveList Plus is a comprehensive readers' advisory resource for fiction and nonfiction. With an intuitive interface and extensive proprietary content, NoveList Plus answers the question: What should I read next? New fiction and non-fiction can be searched by author, title or subject. Features book discussion guides, reviews, award listings, and author read-alikes.

Access is available inside the library and outside the library.

Nursing & Allied Health Collection

All aspects of the nursing profession - from direct patient care to health care administration - are covered in the Nursing and Allied Health Collection. Including nearly 400 titles, this collection's current and authoritative content will be of use to both professionals already working in the field as well as students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum.

Access is available inside the library and outside the library.


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Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Collection

Both researcher and practitioner alike will find relevant, authoritative content in the Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection, which includes over 100 titles covering the fields of physical therapy and sports medicine. Covering a wide spectrum of information, researchers will have access to a diverse, but focused set of topics in the field, including proven treatment techniques, experimental research theses, and many more.

Access is available inside the library and outside the library.

Pop Culture Collection

It's all around us and influences our lives every day. The Pop Culture Collection provides useful information for any researcher in a social science, history, art or liberal arts course. This collection is made up of more than 100 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals.

Access is available inside the library and outside the library.

Psychology Collection

This set explores what makes people "tick" from childhood to death. The Psychology Collection gives individuals a basic understanding of the study of the mind, emotions and how the human mind develops - and diminishes - over time. Your library's users will have instant access to 200 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals.

Access is available inside the library and outside the library.

Public Library Quarterly

Public Library Quarterly (PLQ) is a peer-reviewed journal for public library leaders, staff, and friends.

Access is available inside the library at any of our locations.


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ReferenceUSA

ReferenceUSA has the following available databases:

  • Canadian Businesses
  • Canadian White Pages
  • U.S Businesses
  • U.S Healthcare
  • U.S Historical Businesses
  • U.S Jobs / Internships
  • U.S New Businesses
  • U.S New Movers / Homeowners
  • U.S Standard White Pages
  • U.S. Consumers / Lifestyles

Access is available inside the library and outside the library.

Religion & Philosophy Collection

The Religion and Philosophy Collection contains 1,534,913 articles, updated daily, featuring magazines and academic journals covering:

  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Philosophy
  • Religion

Users of this collection can research different religions, philosophies and how they impact our daily lives.

Access is available inside the library and outside the library.

Research in Context

Created specifically for middle-schoolers, Research in Context combines the best of Gale's reference content with age-appropriate:

  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Primary sources
  • Videos
  • Much more

Students will find outstanding support to complete assignments in core subjects including:

  • History
  • Literature
  • Science
  • Social studies

Access is available inside the library and outside the library.


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Small Business Collection

Perfect for business schools and entrepreneurs, the Small Business Collection provides insights, tips, strategies and success stories. Users will find hundreds of full text subject-appropriate periodicals.

Access is available inside the library and outside the library.


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Transparent Language Online

Learn to write, speak and type in over 100 languages using Transparent Language Online. Get free lessons and activities for all levels of language learners, including those learning English as a second language.

Access from inside the library, from home with your library card, or download the mobile app.


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U.S. History Collection

As any historian will state, the study of history is as much about the present as the past: to that end, the U.S. History Collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the current thinking and events in U.S. History, as well as scholarly work being established in the field. This compilation of journals provides robust and balanced coverage of this field, useful both to the novice historian as well as to the advanced academic researcher.

Access is available inside the library and outside the library.


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Value Line Research Center

Value Line is the uncontested authority in reliable, unbiased information by providing the user with accurate and insightful investment research on companies, industries, markets and economies. From the latest data, sophisticated tools and proven ranks to expert analysis and guidance, Value Line gives you the power to evaluate investments with confidence.

Access is available inside the library and outside the library:

Vocations & Careers Collection

Finding the right career can be a daunting and high stakes task - finding an appropriate institution of learning, job searching, and maintaining a career are all topics covered by the Vocations and Careers Collection, providing current and applicable content for all vocational milestones. Offering content from nearly 400 journals, this collection provides content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.

Access is available inside the library and outside the library.


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War & Terrorism Collection

The War and Terrorism Collection is a definitive periodical collection of hand selected titles for analysts, risk management professionals and students of military science, history, social science.

Access is available inside the library and outside the library.

World History Collection

As any historian will state, the study of history is as much about the present as the past: to that end, this collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the current thinking and events in World History, as well as scholarly work being established in the field. The World History Collection is a compilation of journals provides robust and balanced coverage of this field, useful both to the novice historian as well as to the advanced academic researcher.

Access is available inside the library and outside the library.


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