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ABC-CLIO Reference Ebooks
Collection of EBooks on topics such as Collection of EBooks on topics such as business, current events, economics, military history, religion, world history, politics, etc.

Academic Search Ultimate (EBSCO)

Provides access to more than 13,000 full-text journals, more than 13,800 indexed and abstracted journals covering social sciences, humanities, anthropology, engineering, law, sciences, etc.

Academic Video Online

AVON is the comprehensive video collection of more than 64,000 titles covering subject areas such as anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more. It includes documentaries, films, demonstrations etc.

Primary source for agricultural information that serves as the catalog and index to the collections of the National Agricultural Library.

America: History and Life (EBSCO)
Index of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada. Includes primary documents such as letters, dairies & speeches etc. Covers historical period from b.c.e.

American Memory: Library of Congress Digital Collections
A digital record of American history and creativity in the form of written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music.

ArticleFirst (FirstSearch)
Multidisciplinary database that indexes over 16,000 titles covering science, social science, medicine, humanities, business, popular culture and technology, dating back to 1929.

Repository of images from some of the world’s leading museums, photo archives, scholars, and artists covering numerous disciplines, including art and visual studies, architecture, religion, anthropology and archaeology, global studies, fashion and costume, classics, world history, and more.

ArtStor Public Collections

An open access collection of images created by various organizations.

ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials (EBSCO)
ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials combines the premier index to more than 1,679 journals, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion with ATLA's online collection of major religion and theology journals.



Free resource for information on literature, reference, and verse.

Bible Gateway
The Bible Gateway is a tool for reading and researching scripture online in different languages.

Bibliography of the History of Arts
Searchable database of books, drawings, manuscripts, paintings, maps, periodicals, scrapbooks, etc., published between 1975 to 2007.

Bioethics Research Library
An interdisciplinary and multi-format collection on ethical issues related to health care, biomedical research, biotechnology, and the environment.

Biological Abstracts
Global journal coverage to over 4,200 titles, on every area of the life sciences, from 2003 to present. Some full text is available.

BioMed Central
Freely accessible with some peer-reviewed literature on biology and medicine, with some full text from 1997.

Business Source Premier (EBSCO)

Full text with some peer-reviewed titles from 1886 to present, covering all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, finance, economics, company profile and SWOT analysis, etc.



California Digital Newspaper Collection
A freely accessible repository of digitized historical California newspapers published from 1846-1922, including the first California newspaper.

Child Care Research
Full text of thousands of resources relevant to the field of child care and early education.

Comprehensive source of full-text for more than 1,300 Nursing and Allied Health journals with special focus on case studies and evidence-based practice. Coverage goes back to 1941.

Cochrane Library
Collection of databases containing high-quality, evidence based information for healthcare professionals, dating back to 1800.

ComDisDome (ProQuest)
Covers literature in communications disorders literature, with focus on speech-language pathology and audiology from multiple sources, including journal articles and books, along with access to profiles of researchers working in this area.

Communication and Mass Media Complete (EBSCO)
Indexes about 700 journals and includes full text for over 380 journals. Coverage goes back to 1925.

CQ Researcher

Congressional Quarterly Researcher includes 12,000- word reports covering health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and economy dating back to 1991.

Credo Academic Core Collection
Full text access to the latest editions of more than 700 reference books such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, biographies, etc. Topic pages provides background information from Credo and non-Credo titles. Coverage goes back to 18th century. Includes quotations, images, sound files, animations, videos, and much more.



Digital Commons
Misericordia Digital Commons collects, preserves, and provides access to the creative and intellectual works of Misericordia University students, faculty, and staff.

Directory of Open Access Journals
Free full text, scientific and scholarly journals covering all subjects and languages. There are over 4905 journals included in this database.



eBook Collection (EBSCO)
Collection of 12,201 eBooks that can be read using your computer. You can download the books to your computer as well as portable devices such as iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Nook , and Sony Reader, etc. For tutorial on how to download visit Downloading Tutorial.

Ebooks (FirstSearch)

OCLC catalog of online electronic books available through libraries worldwide.

Ebook Central (Proquest eBook collection)
Collection of 170K eBooks covering different disciplines such as business, education, fine arts, history, life sciences, medicine, psychology, social sciences, etc. Compatible with iOS and Android.

Education Resources Information Center includes journal articles as well as ERIC documents dating back to 1910.

European Bibliography of Slavic and East Studies
A bibliographic database combining two older databases of Western European scholarship published between 1991-2000 and 2001-2007 in eight countries (Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands and Switzerland), focusing on Eastern Europe, the former Soviet union and the Balkans.



Films On Demand

Collection of 20,000+ high-quality video and multimedia for academic, vocational and life-skills content.

Free Medical Journals
Full text access to 2226 medical journals.

Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia (EBSCO)
This database provides access to over 25,000 entries covering a variety of subject areas.



Gale Virtual Reference (Gale)
Provides access to multi-volume encyclopedias, biographical collections, business plan handbooks, company history compilations, consumer health references and specialized reference sources in ebook format.

Offers information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.



Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (EBSCO)
Collection of scholarly full text journals from various medical disciplines including medical dictionary. It also features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide covering 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names. Coverage starts from 1958 onwards.


Provides access to more than 2,500 periodicals, containing more than 100 million pages of content, covering political science, criminal justice, women's studies, religious studies, and more than 80 other subject areas. It contains 300+ years of information on political development and the complete history of the creation of government and legal systems around the world.

Heilbrunn Timeline of Art and History

A chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of the history of art from around the world, as illustrated by the Museum's collection.

Historical Abstracts (EBSCO)
Covers world history, military history, women's history, history of education and more from 15th century.

Historical Newspapers (ProQuest)
Full page access to The New York Times (1851–2006).



ICE Videos

Collection of more than 185 short video clips illustrating diagnoses and treatment settings for physical therapy and occupational therapy faculty and students.




Full text archive of leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and high-quality images.




Collection of more than 30,000 Documentaries, Classic and Indie films using your desktops, mobile and Roku.



Lab Tests Online
This site serves as a quick reference tool or as a resource for keeping up with advances in laboratory science.

Lexis Nexis

Please see Nexis Uni


Library, Information Science and Technology Abstract, indexes journals, books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more from mid–1960s to present.

Literature Resource Center (Gale)
Full text scholarly articles on literary topics, authors, and their works, covering all genres, disciplines, all time periods, and all regions of the world. Access limited to 3 users at a time.




MathSciNet is an electronic database of reviews, abstracts, bibliographic information and full text in mathematical sciences. Coverage goes back to the early 1800s.

Peer reviewed information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences and much more. Back files from 1878 are included.

Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print (EBSCO)
Comprehensive guide to over 2000 contemporary testing instruments designed for novice test consumers to experienced professionals. It covers diverse areas as psychology, education, business, and leadership.

Provides access to evidence based clinical resources and information on toxicology, disease, acute care, alternative medicine, drug pricing, and drug results. It also includes handouts for patient education and aggregation with other information resources.

Middle Search Plus (EBSCO)
Full text articles from more than 140 popular middle school magazines, along with reading level indicator (Lexiles). Also includes biographies, primary source documents, photos, maps and flags

MLA Directory of Periodicals (EBSCO)
Detailed information on over 5,500 journals, including editorial contact information, as well as frequency, circulation, subscription prices and submission guidelines.

MLA International Bibliography (EBSCO)
Bibliography of journal articles, books and dissertations dated back to the 1920s. The coverage is international and includes almost 60 titles from J-STOR’s language and literature collection, as well as links to limited full text.



Newspaper Source (EBSCO)
Provides cover-to-cover full text for 45 national (U.S.) and international newspapers, selective full text for 389 regional (U.S.) newspapers and full text television and radio news transcripts.

NewsVault (Gale)
Highly regarded resource of history, literature, culture, business, art and architecture, and more from 1785 to 1985.

Nexis Uni

Full text access to over 9,000 news, business, and legal sources, national and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news, and non-English language sources. It provides access to detailed company information, financial performance measures and comparisons for specific criteria and also includes Shepard's Citations® service for all federal and states court cases back to 1789.

North American Women's Letters and Diaries

The collection includes some 150,000 pages of published letters and diaries from individuals writing from Colonial times to 1950, including more than 6,000 pages of previously unpublished materials. It includes some 300 biographies.

Nursing Reference Center Plus
Evidence-based information resource that offers videos and images, continuing education courses, provides access to latest nursing eBooks, sends alerts about important information changes.



OmniFile Select (EBSCO)
Full text articles in applied science, general science, humanities, education, business and information science etc., from 1994 to present.

Opposing Viewpoints
Online resource covering today’s hottest social issues, from Offshore Drilling to Climate Change, Health Care to Immigration. Opposing Viewpoints in Context helps students research, analyze and organize a broad variety of data for conducting research, completing writing assignments, preparing for debates, creating presentations and more.

OT Search
American Occupational Therapy Association provides access to OT search, which is a subscription service to a bibliographic database covering the literature of occupational therapy and its related subject areas. Call the reference desk at 674-6352 for specific username and a password.

OT Seeker
Provides access to trials and links to evidence - based practice relevant to Occupational Therapy from wide range of sources.

Provides access to Health Sciences Journals. Please use the 'Basic Search' feature without any limits to access more than 200 open access peer-reviewed journals.

Oxford English Dictionary
Guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past.

Oxford Reference Online
Fully-indexed, extensively linked, up-to-date, and cross-searchable dictionary, language reference and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press.



Free database of over 19,000 randomized trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy. Some full text available.

Philosopher's Index (EBSCO)
Current and comprehensive bibliographic database covering scholarly research in all major fields of philosophy. It contains research published since 1940 from 43 countries, with content representing a variety of languages.

The Philosophy Documentation Center is a scholarly, full text resource in philosophy, applied ethics, religious studies and classics. Access limited to 5 users at a time.

Primary Search (EBSCO)
Primary Search provides full text for popular magazines for elementary school research from 1985. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).

A source for private company financials and revenues to private M&A deals and deal multiples, private firm valuations, venture capital funding, private equity deals, private and family ownership breakdowns, bankruptcies, restructuring, and company research.

Project Muse
Full text, online access to a scholarly journals in social sciences, literature , history, philosophy, psychology, It also includes Caribbean Studies, International Relations, and women's study etc.

Source of full text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology. Coverage goes back to 1894.

Abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books and dissertations in behavioral science and mental health dating back to 1600s. Includes international material selected from periodicals in nearly 30 languages.

More than 20 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books with some full-text from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

PubMed Central
Free digital archives of biomedical and life sciences journal literature.





R2 Digital Library
A comprehensive collection of medical, nursing and allied health eBooks from leading publishers based on Doody's Core Titles.

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An application for managing references, retrieving bibliographic information, and designing texts in terms of their literature references. Password needed for remote access. Call the reference desk at 674-6352 for the password.

Regional Business News (EBSCO)
Full text for more than 80 regional US and Canadian business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

Resources for College Libraries (RCL)
Collection of recommended titles for curriculum-development, student research, reference, and bibliographic instruction.



Sage Publications

Interdisciplinary coverage for eight key disciplines including criminology & penology; special education; applied psychology; social Issues; social sciences, sociology and urban studies. This is a leading international peer-reviewed journals with coverage dating back to 1999.

Science Direct
Full text database provides access to journal articles and book chapters covering physical sciences, engineering, life sciences, health sciences, social sciences and humanities, from as far back as 1823.

ScienceDirect eBooks

Collection of thousands of books covering various disciplines such as science, health sciences, social sciences and humanities.

SciFinder (Register to get specific username and a password)
SciFinder is a research tool that allows exploring the Chemical Abstract Society databases covering scholarly literature from many scientific disciplines including chemistry, biology, medicine, engineering, physics, geology & agriculture dating back to 1800. Some full text available.
Need specific username and a password to use this database. Please click on 'Register' to request specific username and a password.

Shared Shelf Commons

Please see ArtStor Public Collections

Smithsonian American Art and Museum

Provides access to databases with more than 500,000 records, including the Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture that document more than 400,000 artworks in public and private collections worldwide.

SocIndex (EBSCO)
SocIndex offers comprehensive coverage of sociology, encompassing abortion, criminology and criminal justice, demography, ethnic and racial studies, religion, sociological research, sociological theory, addictions, violence and many others. Coverage goes back to the early 1900s.

Provides access to 1,817 journal titles from business, health sciences, science and social work.

Sports Market Analytics

Sports Business Resource Network, covering marketing, sponsorship and endorsements, facilities, licensing, participation, equipment sales, media and new media.physical sciences, engineering, life sciences, health sciences, social sciences and humanities, from as far back as 1823.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
A free scholarly dynamic reference work in Philosophy.



Teacher Reference Center (EBSCO)
Provides indexing and abstracts for 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators.

Times Digital Archives (Gale)
Highly regarded resource of 19th-, 20th-, and early 21st-century history, literature, culture, business, art and architecture, and more. Years 1785 to 1985 are available in NewsVault.



Ulrich's Web
Source of bibliographic and publisher information on academic and scholarly journals, open access publications, peer-reviewed titles, popular magazines, newspapers, newsletters and more from around the world.

This evidence based resource provides access to patient information, medical calculators, and drug information, etc. It also makes recommendations to change usual clinical practice.



Vault allows searching for jobs and internships, provides in-depth intelligence on what it's really like to work in an industry, company or profession. It gives an inside scoop on a company, school or industry and also provide career advice to launch a career.



Wiley Online Library
Multidisciplinary source covering, business, chemistry, education, engineering, law, social sciences, mathematics, health sciences, life sciences, psychology, etc. with some full text journals, reference works, books and databases from 1799 onward.
WorldCat (FirstSearch)
OCLC catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide.
WorldCat Dissertations and Theses (FirstSearch)
All dissertations, theses and published material based on theses cataloged by OCLC members, including all subjects.








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