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.
Citation Index (SCI) (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 5,700
scientific research journals. It covers agriculture, astronomy, biology, chemistry,
computer science, dentistry, ecology, engineering, environmental sciences, geography,
mathematics, medicine, physics, plant sciences, psychiatry, veterinary sciences,
and zoology. 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.
Reviews has been cancelled..
(about 1995-present; updates dependent upon publisher;
all full-text; RefWorks help
; saving searches
) is a multidisciplinary
collection of about 5,000 journals published by Academic Press, American Chemical
Society, American Institute of Physics, American Physical Society, American Psychological
Association (PsycARTICLES), Association of Computing Machinery, Berkeley Electronic
Press, BioOne, Blackwell, Cambridge University Press, Elsevier, Emerald (MCB University
Press), Ingenta, Institute of Physics, Kluwer, Lawrence Erlbaum, Optical Society
of America, Oxford University Press, Project MUSE, Royal Society of Chemistry,
Springer-Verlag, Thieme and Wiley. Scholars can be notified
about new relevant articles according to subject, author or journal
title. It is compiled by and the user interface is provided by OhioLINK.
has been cancelled.
Archive has been cancelled.
is a journal ranking system based on Elsevier's Scopus® database. Users can browse journal indicators by subject area and subcategory. Journal searches can be limited to country and/or year (from 1999-2006). Users can also search for a particular journal by title or words in the title. Individual journal searches provide tabular data and numerous graphs. Comparative searches are possible for 2-4 journals and provide a graph and tabular data from 1999-2006. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by the SCImago Research Group.
(much full-text; 1823-present; RefWorks help
) contains 18,500 titles with 70% from international sources. It includes 17,000 peer-reviewed journals, over 3 million conference papers, 600 trade publications, 24 million patents, and 359 book series. It covers the arts & humanities as well as the social, health, physical, and life sciences. Users can search by keyword, author, article title, journal, and other parameters.
Citations include cited references and times cited information as well as journal ranking information. This database contains about 2,400 embedded full-text journals in addition to the full-text provided via OhioLINK. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by Elsevier. XU faculty, staff, and students need to authenticate via OhioLINK both on and off campus using their MyXU portal username and password.
Shock & Vibrarion Digest
(1969-present; Much full-text; Tutorials
; RefWorks help
) contains over 100,000 records from key resources. It covers topics such as acoustics, seismology, civil engineering, mechanics, machinery, earthquakes, vibration, noise, robotics, wave, and wind. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by EBSCO Publishing.
GEOBASE cancelled, see GeoRef
(Using this resource
; all full-text; XLinks
) is a cross-searchable database of more than
125 quick reference dictionaries and 189 in-depth encyclopedias. It covers general reference
as well as specific subject categories: archaeology, art and architecture, bilingual dictionaries, classical studies, encyclopedias, English dictionaries and thesauri, history, language reference, law, linguistics, literature, media studies, medicine and health, music, names studies, performing arts, philosophy, quotations,
religion, science and technology, social sciences, and society and culture. All subject categories can be searched separately. Reference types include overview pages, subject reference, timelines, quotations, English dictionaries, and bilingual dictionaries. It is published by and the user interface
is provided by Oxford University Press. This subscription is limited to 5 simultaneous users.
No reader is required to use these electronic books. The best way to find ebooks is in the XPLORE Library Catalog
. Just look for the ebook icon:
(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.
(all full-text; XLinks
) is an online encyclopedia and NOT the journal, Science
. It offers a comprehensive, curriculum-oriented overview of a broad range of scientific disciplines including biology and life sciences, chemistry, computer science, earth science, environmental science, forensic science, mathematics, physics, space and astronomy, and weather and climate. Content is organized by subject area and type of resource, as well as by national and state science education standards. It contains over 6,800 printable diagrams, illustrations and images; hundreds of videos and flash animations; over 1,000 science experiments and activities indexed by grade and time required; thousands of biographies of key scientists; thousands of definitions; a searchable timeline of science history; and national and state science education standards. Special features include Editor's Selection of the Month
and Focus On
. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by Facts on File.