Highly Recommended Databases
ERIC, EBSCO user interface
(1966-present; updated monthly; some full-text; tutorials
; RefWorks help
contains abstracts and indexing for books (1993-present), ERIC documents and journal articles in education research and practice. It includes descriptions and evaluations of programs, research reports and surveys, curriculum and teaching guides, instructional materials, position papers, and resource materials. It also provides links to the full-text of most ERIC documents from 1993-present. It is produced by the Educational Resource Information Center (ERIC) 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 Search Options
(in right menu). The Search Options
window will open and in the Publication Type
selectbox hold down the CTRL key
and click Dissertations/Theses (All)
and Reports - Research
. Then click the Search
button at top or bottom of the Search Options
window. Click the Search
button.If you cannot connect using the above link, try the ERIC, OhioLINK user interface
; video tutorial
; saving searches
NOTICE: The ERIC Program is converting nearly 340,000 documents produced in microfiche from 1966-1992, and seeks copyright-holder permission to provide full-text access online. To learn more about this initiative, or to contact ERIC about granting a release for your ERIC contributions, click this link:
(1983-present; much full text; RefWorks help
) formerly Education Abstracts, indexes over 700 journals and over 100,000 controlled and cross-referenced names of educational tests. Content includes in-depth coverage of special education
as well as adult education, multicultural/ethnic education, and teaching methods
. It is produced by H.W. Wilson and the user interface is provided by EBSCO.
Education Research Complete
(much full-text; tutorials
; RefWorks help
the largest and most complete collection of full-text education journals. It covers areas of curriculum instruction
as well as administration, policy, funding, and related social issues. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by EBSCO Publishing.
Professional Development Collection
(formerly within Education Research Complete; much full-text; tutorials
; RefWorks help
) provides a highly specialized collection of electronic information especially for professional educators, professional librarians, and education researchers. It includes indexing and abstracts for over 700 journals, the full-text for nearly 520 journals, and the full-text for more than 200 educational reports. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by EBSCO Publishing.
ProQuest Dissertations and Theses (PQDT)
(1861-last semester; updated daily; first 24 pages free full-text;
) contains over 2 million entries for doctoral dissertations
and master's theses from over 1,000 North American graduate schools and European universities. More recent dissertations
and theses are available electronically and may be downloaded for a fee. Frequently, users may also obtain a copy without cost
through the library's document delivery services
. It is produced by and the
user interface is provided by ProQuest.
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.
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.
American National Biography
(updated quarterly; all full-text; XLinks
) is the online version of
American National Biography
published in 1999 in 24 volumes. It offers portraits of more than
17,400 men and women, from all eras and walks of life, whose lives have shaped American history. It contains
thousands of illustrations, more than 80,000 hyperlinked cross-references, links to select web sites, and Oxford Companion to United States History
. Special features include biography of the day, a
teacher's guide, 12 jumpstart your research topics, and special collections (Black History, Women's History, Asian Pacific American Heritage, Hispanic Heritage, and American Indian Heritage). It is published by and
the user interface is provided by Oxford University Press under the auspices of the American Council of
(all full-text; XLinks
; RefWorks help
combines the profiles in Wilson's Biographies Plus Illustrated and the journal coverage in Biography Index. It includes
biographical profiles, recent and feature articles, interviews, essays, book reviews, performance reviews and criticisms, speeches, and obituaries. It covers over 500,000 people and includes over 36,000 images. Entries include a list of books by and about the individual. It is produced by H. W. Wilson and the user interface is provided by EBSCO.
provides full-text directory information for business, education, psychology/psychiatry, and computer science/information systems journal publications. Each journal entry includes submission information (editor’s name, address, phone, fax, email, web address); publication guidelines (manuscript length, copies required, format, fees, style, computer submission); circulation data (reader type, frequency, number of subscribers, publisher, price); review information (type of reveiws, number of in-house and external reviewers, acceptance rate, time it takes to review, percent of invited articles, reviewers coments, publishing fees); manuscript topics included; and manuscript guidelines. To begin searching click Member Area
in the menubar. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by Cabell Publishing, Inc.
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.
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.
Learning Express Library
(quick start guide
complete list of tests
; ) offers
students and adults unlimited, 24/7 access to targeted skill-building interactive courses in math, reading, and
writing, as well as tutorials in Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and
Outlook found in the Computer Skills
section. There are hundreds of online interactive practice tests that prepare users for several types of
standardized testing, including tests for school achievement, school skill improvement, advanced placement,
U.S. citizenship, civil service, real estate, law enforcement, military entrance, nursing school entrance,
college entrance, graduate school entrance, and cosmetology, as well as the ACT, ASVAB, CBEST, CUNY, EMS, GED,
GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, PPST, SAT, THEA, and TOEFL. Complete answer explanations accompany each response so
that patrons understand why a particular answer is correct or incorrect. All practice tests include instant
diagnostic score reports that help patrons to target those skill areas that need the most attention. To help
students master the SAT and recently added essay, instant score reports provide immediate feedback on how well
they performed in each of five writing skill areas. This database also provides access to electronic books and additional ACT practice tests. Click Register to set up an account. After you have set up your account, Xavier faculty, staff and students can click this link for off-campus access to nursing licensure (NCLEX) and continuing education (select Occupation Practice Tests and then scroll to Nursing & Allied Health).
Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print (1989-present; full-text reviews of tests; tutorials; XLinks) contains
descriptive information about and critical reviews of all known, commercially available tests that are currently in print in the English-language. The tests included
in this database cover educational skills, personality, vocational aptitude, and psychology. For
each test the database provides the test name, purpose, classification, author(s), publisher,
publication date, time requirements, existence of validity and reliability data, score
information, levels, intended populations, overview of the test, description of test materials,
price, acronym, and one or more reviews of the test. It does not include the actual test instrument. It is
produced by the Buros Institute and the user interface is provided by EBSCO Publishing. This subscription is limited to 12 simultaneous users.
(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.
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.
Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) (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.
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.