Highly Recommended Databases
Academic Search Complete
(1985-present; updated daily; more full-text;
) is a multidisciplinary database that covers nearly all academic
areas of study. It indexes and abstracts over 9,300 journals, many of them
peer-reviewed (4,400), and provides full-text for over 5,300 journals. It also includes indexing and abstracts for books, reports,
conference proceedings, etc. Searchable cited references are provided for 1,000 journals. It is produced by and the user interface
is provided by EBSCO Publishing.
AdCritic.com has been cancelled.
audio and video; all full-text) provides information on over 18,000 agencies and 50,000 ads from around the world. Users
can view TV, radio, cinema, Internet, print and outdoor ad campaigns from their desktops. Users can search for ads by
keyword, media type, product, brand name, business sector, agency, country, celebrity or award. Ads with and without a shopping cart can be viewed. It is produced by and the
user interface is provided by AdForum.com.
Business Source Complete
(some from 1886-present; updated daily; much full-text; tutorials
; RefWorks help
) provides indexing and abstracts for the most
important scholarly business journals. It contains far more peer-reviewed, business-related journals than any
other database currently available. It contains searchable cited references for 1,200 journals and 20,000 detailed
author profiles. It covers all subject areas related to business, including management, marketing, economics,
finance, accounting, and international business. Additional full text, non-journal content includes financial
data, books, major reference works, book digests, conference proceedings, case studies, investment research
reports, product reviews, industry profiles (Datamonitor reports), market research reports,
company profiles (including Life Science Analytics (LSA) company profiles from the MedTRACK database),
and SWOT analyses. This database also includes 55 digital videos from the Harvard Business School Faculty Seminar Series. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by EBSCO Publishing.
Communication and Mass Media Complete (CMMC)
(some from 1915-present; much full-text; tutorials
; RefWorks help
) covers communications and mass media and
indexes and abstracts over 400 journals and full-text for 200 of these journals. It incorporates
(produced by the National Communication Association) and Mass Media Articles
(produced by Penn State). The user interface is provided by by EBSCO.
CQ Researcher (1991-present; all full-text; RefWorks help; XLinks) is the online version of the CQ Researcher print publication. It provides original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues in the news. Each issue discussed includes an abstract, overview, background, current situation, outlook, special focus, chronology, pro/con, bibliography, next step, contacts, and footnotes. Controversial topics are addressed in a balanced, unbiased manner. It is published by and the user interface is provided by CQ Press, a Division of Congressional Quarterly, Inc. This subscription is limited to 5 simultaneous users.
(all full-text; XLinks
) includes a world, children and states editions. It contains a photo gallery, recipe
collection, famous people, data tables and definitions. Select from an A-Z list
of countries/regions/states or select an area on a map. Each country includes
a detailed map, flag, national anthem, current time, currency converter, recipe
collection, facts and statistics as well as sections on history, climate, the
people, customs, courtesies, lifestyle and society. It is produced by and the
user interface is provided by Brigham Young University.
Film & Television Literature Index (FTLI)
(more full-text; tutorials
) is a comprehensive bibliographic database covering film & television theory, preservation & restoration, writing, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews. It also includes over 24,000 celebrity and entertainment images provided by the Motion Picture & Television Archive and 32,500 full-text reviews dating back to 1914 provided by Variety Movie Reviews. It is produced by and the user
interface is provided by EBSCO Publishing.
Gale Opposing Viewpoints
) contains more than 14,000 pro/con viewpoint essays; 5,000 topic overviews; 300 primary source documents; 300 biographies of social activists and reformers; 775 court case overviews; 5 million journal articles; 6,000 statistical tables, charts and graphs; podcasts, presidential addresses and premier NPR programs; and national and state curriculum standards. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by Gale Cengage Learning.
(all full-text; RefWorks
; Shepardize handout
) covers a wide variety of subjects including law, government, international affairs, politics,
business and medicine. Legal research provides federal and state cases, Shepard's citations, federal and state
codes, tax law, Canadian court cases and legislation, law reviews, and patents. Business research allows users to create company profiles, lists, and comparisons, as well as SEC filings, account and country profiles. Company reports can be created and data can be downloaded into spreadsheets. The People
tab allows users to find obituaries, elected officials, and industry contacts. It is compiled by and the user interface is provided by
(1975-present; updated daily; much full-text; Tutorials
; RefWorks help
) provides indexing and abstracts for over
2,510 journals and full-text for 1,900 journals. It covers general reference, business, consumer
health, general science, and multi-cultural topics. It also includes full-text for 200 reference
and travel books; 88,000 biographies; 60,000 primary source documents; and 91,000 photos,
maps, and flags. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by EBSCO Publishing.
Readers' Guide Retrospective
(1890-1982; some full-text; XLinks
; RefWorks help
) covers topics such as history, culture, science, and seminal developments and history-making events appearing in the popular press. This retrospective database offers indexing for more than 3 million articles from more than 550 leading magazines. It was produced by H. W. Wilson and the user interface is provided by EBSCO host.
SRDS Media Solutions
provides full-text directory information for companies and
contacts. It includes advertising rates for more than 100,000 media properties, updating more
than 21,000 listings each month; and demographic market profiles for the TV and cable section.
It is produced by and the user interface is provided by SRDS.
(1971-present; much full-text; RefWorks
; title list
is a scholarly business periodicals database. It covers nearly 1,400 North American sources, providing information on advertising, economics,
human resources, finance, marketing, computers and more. It includes access to the Wall Street Journal
and information on over 60,000 companies. The user
intereface is provided by ProQuest.
and Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI)
; 1980-present; updated weekly;
some full-text; RefWorks help
; citation alerts
; saving searches & creating alerts
; journal titles
) is one of the citation databases included in Web of Knowledge. Click Web of Science
and then change Current Limits
to search this database separately. It provides
current and retrospective bibliographic information and cited references for over 1,130 arts and humanities journals plus individually
selected, relevant items from about 7,000 science and social sciences journals.
It covers archaeology, architecture, art, asian studies, classics, dance, film,
folklore, history, language, linguistics, literary reviews, literature, music,
philosophy, poetry, radio, religion, television and theater. Click Sign In
to save searches and receive search history and citation alerts. It is produced by
and the user interface is provided by Thomson Reuters.
Historical Statistics of the United States
(most from 1800s-1990s; full-text essays & introductions; downloadable data)
provides quantitative data on population, work & welfare, economic structure & performance, economic sectors, and governance & international relations. It covers social, behavioral, humanistic, and natural sciences including history, economics, government, finance, sociology, demography, education, law, natural resources, climate, religion, international migration, and trade. It permits users to search and download data as well as create customized tables, spreadsheets and graphs. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by Cambridge University Press.
Advertising Red Books
(all full-text; formerly LexisNexis Advertising Red Books) contains information on nearly 18,000 U.S. and international
advertisers who each spend more than $200,000 annually on advertising. Each
listing includes advertising expenditures by media, current agency, fiscal
year-end and annual sales, contact information, brand names, S.I.C. classifications and other key data.
It also contains profiles of nearly 14,000 U.S. and international advertising
agencies, including accounts represented by each agency, fields of
specialization, breakdown of gross billings by media, and contact information on
agency personnel. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by Red Books LLC.
Mango Language Learning Center
(off-campus link via OhioLINK authentication
; audio files) is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages such as Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish and many more. It also offers English language lessons if English is not your first language. The system is divided into modules that have clear goals related to conversation and pronunciation. It uses a variety of teaching methods including audio, flashcards, repetition, and cultural notes. It also contain a translation feature. Click the Start Learning
button to begin. You can also create a free Mango profile to log in and track your progress. This database requires Java and Flash. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by Mango Languages.
(1984-present; updated daily; some full-text; tutorials
; RefWorks help
) provides indexing and abstracts for 4
national newspapers; selected full-text for 245 regional U.S. newspapers, 18 international
newspapers, 6 newswires, 9 newspaper columns; and cover-to-cover full text for Christian
and Los Angeles Times
. It is produced by and the user interface
is provided by EBSCO Publishing.
(most from 1990s-present; all full-text, although none in PDF; RefWorks help
) provides access to 5 Ohio newspapers: The Toledo Blade
(1/1/1996-present), The Cincinnati Post
(4/1/1980-12/31/2007), The Columbus Dispatch
(7/16/1985-present), The Dayton Daily News
(1/1/1990-present), and The Cleveland Plain Dealer
(6/1/1981-present). Users can search all newspapers at once or individual titles. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by NewsBank.
(formerly LexisNexis Statistical; exportable data; users guide
) includes datasets from many sources, including the US government, international organizations, and the private sector. It covers all subject areas, including banking and finance, criminal justice and law, education, energy resources and demand, food and agriculture, government and politics, health and vital statistics, housing and construction, industry and commerce, international; labor and employment, natural resources and environment, population and income, prices and cost of living, stocks and commodities, and transportation and travel. Users can search datasets by keyword; browse datasets by subject or source; display datasets by trend, map or ranking; and output datasets in print, PDF, delimited, Excel or SAS formats. Datasets can be limited by date and geographic area (country, state, county). Years available varies by dataset; for example, births 1999-present and breast cancer 1973-present. It also features datasets currently in the news, such as crude oil price, 30-year fixed mortgage rate, airline on-time arrival rate, campaign contributions for both Obama and McCain, gasoline prices, the prime rate and the unemployment rate. It is compiled by and the user interface is provided by
ProQuest. Users will need to run the Java installation.
PsycINFO in EBSCO (1872-present; updated weekly; some full-text;
RefWorks help; Video tutorials; XLinks) is the online version of the print
resource, Psychological Abstracts. It provides abstracts and indexing to the scholarly
journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations, and technical reports in psychology, the
behavioral sciences and mental health. It also covers topics related to psychology such as
psychiatry, management, business, education, social science, neuroscience, law, medicine, and
social work. Journal coverage includes more than 1,900
international periodicals written in over 24 languages. Current chapter and book coverage includes worldwide
English-language material published from 1987-present. It is produced by the American
Psychological Association (APA) and the user interface is provided by EBSCO. Evidence-Based Practice Tip: To limit search results to articles with some level of evidence: Type your search strategy in the textboxes provided. At your search results, click All Limit Options (in the gray section). In the Methodology selectbox hold down the Ctrl key and click all methods that apply. Click the Limit Results Now button at the bottom of the page.
(much full-text; RefWorks help
) searches the following PsycNET databases individually or all at once: PsycARTICLES
, a full-text database of journals published by the American Psychological Association (APA) and other publishers in subject areas such as applied psychology, health, theory, research, personality and more; PsycTHERAPY
, a database of streaming videos of psychotherapy demonstrations; PsycTESTS
, a database of the full text of psychological tests and measures as well as a rich source of structured information about the tests; APA Books
, a subset of the PsycBOOKS database which includes the full text of APA books from one or more copyright years; and PsycINFO
(1872-present), a collection of more than 1,900
international periodicals written in over 24 languages as well as books, book chapters, and theses and dissertations. PsycNET is compiled by the APA and the user interface is provided by PsycNET.
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection
(1984-present; much full-text; tutorials
; RefWorks help
) provides indexing and abstracts from
1984-present for over 490 journals, many peer-reviewed, and full-text from 1990-present for
510 journals. It covers emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry, psychology,
mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods. It is produced by
and the user interface is provided by EBSCO Publishing.
) is a part of OhioLINK's Digital Resource Commons
and contains a growing collection of letters and photos from the Scripps Manuscript Collection
at Ohio University. Edward Willis Scripps (1854-1926) was a businessman and journalist associated with the founding of the Scripps Howard chain of newspapers and the United Press International independent news gathering company. The user
interface is provided by OhioLINK.
SocINDEX (core 1895-present; much full-text; tutorials;
RefWorks help; XLinks) features more than 1,660,000 records with subject headings from a 19,300 term sociological thesaurus
designed by subject experts. It indexes over 750 core journals, 575 priority journals, 2,800 selective journals,
books, conference papers, and other non-periodical content sources. Searchable cited references are also provided. It
covers all sub-disciplines and closely related areas of study, including abortion, criminology & criminal justice,
demography, ethnic & racial studies, gender studies, marriage & family, political sociology, religion,
rural & urban sociology, social development, social psychology, social structure, social work, socio-cultural
anthropology, sociological history, sociological research, sociological theory, substance abuse & other addictions,
and violence. It features over 10,000 author profiles with biographical and bibliographic information. It contains
full-text for over 344 core journals, 129 priority journals, 700 books, and 6,800 conference papers. It includes the former EBSCO database, Sociological Collection. It is produced
by and the user interface is provided by EBSCO Publishing. Evidence-Based Practice Tip: To limit search results to articles with some level of evidence: Type your search strategy in the textboxes provided. Type research in the next available textbox. Click the Search button.
Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) (alternative link; 1980-present; updated weekly; some full-text;
RefWorks Help; tutorial; citation alerts; saving searches & creating alerts; journal titles) is one of the citation databases included in Web of Knowledge. Click Web of Science and then change Current Limits to search this database separately. It provides bibliographic information and
cited references for over 1,700 social sciences journals. It covers anthropology, business,
communication, demography, economics, education, ethnic studies, family studies, health policy,
history, information & library science, international relations, law, management, nursing,
political science, psychology, public administration, rehabilitation, social work, sociology,
substance abuse, transportation, urban studies, women's studies. Click Sign In to save searches and receive search history and citation alerts. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by Thomson Reuters. Evidence-Based Practice Tip: To limit search results to articles with some level of evidence: Type your topic in the text boxes provided. Type your academic discipline (e.g., occupational therapy, social work, nursing) in the next available text box. Type research in the next available text box. Click the down arrow adjacent to the last two text boxes and select Topic.
no longer updated; some full-text;
) provides indexes and abstracts after
1974 to 1,700 serials publications in sociology and related disciplines in the social and
behavioral sciences. It includes journal articles, book reviews, books, book chapters,
dissertations, and conference papers. It is produced by Cambridge Scientific Abstracts and the
user interface is provided by OhioLINK. See SocINDEX
and Social Sciences Citation Index
for more up-to-date information.
Statistical Abstract of the United States
(1878-present; updated annually; all
full-text) provides data tables for population; vital statistics; health and nutrition;
education; law enforcement, courts and prison; geography and environment; parks, recreation,
and travel; elections; state and local government; federal government finances and employment;
national defense and veteran affairs; social insurance and human services; labor force,
employment, and earnings; income, expenditure, and wealth; prices; banking, finance, and
insurance; business enterprise; communication and information technology; energy; science and
technology; land transportation; air and water transportation; agriculture; natural resources;
construction and housing; manufactures; domestic trade and services; foreign countries and aid;
outlying areas; comparative international statistics; 20th century statistics; and industrial
outlook. Tabular data is available in portable document format (PDF) and requires Adobe Acrobat
Reader for viewing and printing. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by the
U.S. Census Bureau.