Databases: General Subject Categories

Access to databases is not limited to on-campus and from a desktop.  You can now add a database app to your mobile device, and you can also access the databases from off-campus. 

Click here for a list of WEBSITES (like the Internet Archive and Project Gutenberg) that provide free and open content.

View information on adding apps for EBSCO and Gale. 

View information on how to access the databases from off-campus and what information you need.

Click here for a list of current Current Print Periodicals (which can be found in our Reference Area in the Library).

General Subject Categories By Course Subject By Resource Type

General

EBSCO - Open EBSCO and select any or all of the following resources or follow individual database links below.

Gale - Open Gale and select any or all of the following resources or follow individual database links below.

ebrary - Thousands of full-text eBooks spanning multiple subject areas.

eLibrary - Magazines, newspapers, reference books, transcripts, maps, pictures, websites, and audio-visual files.

Films on Demand - Films on Demand provides access to thousands of streaming videos in a wide range of subject areas. Films can be viewed in a web browser with no software to install or files to download.

LexisNexis - Newspapers, business and industry reports, and legal information including law reviews, federal and state laws, and individual cases.

Overdrive - A collection of downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks

Biography

Biography in Context - From Gale.

Note: For additional biography resources, try the "Encyclopedias and Reference" option in the "By Resource Type" area to the right.

Literature

Literary Reference Center - From EBSCO. (NEW RESOURCE).

Gale - Open Gale and select the following resources or follow individual database links below.

Salem Press Literature eBooks - View the full-text of a collection of eBooks from Salem Press. The Literature collection includes both literary criticism and in-depth biographical resources.

News & Current Events

EBSCO - Open EBSCO and select the following resources or follow individual database links below.

Gale - Open Gale and select the following resources or follow individual database links below:

Infobase - Open Infobase and select the following resources or follow individual database links below.

Boston Globe - Full-text access to the Boston Globe from 1980 on.

CQ Researcher - Lengthy, original, and comprehensive reports and analysis on current events.

eLibrary - Magazines, newspapers, reference books, transcripts, maps, pictures, websites, and audio-visual files.

Ethnic Newswatch - Over 200 publications of the ethnic, minority and native press; searchable in both English and Spanish, with titles in both languages and more than 100,000 articles in Spanish.

LexisNexis - Select the "Search the News" dropdown menu or choose News within the "Search by Subject or Topic" dropdown menu.

Points of View Databases

CQ Researcher - Lengthy, original, and comprehensive reports and analysis on current news topics such as health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the U.S. economy. Reports include history of issues and analysis of multiple sides of each issue.

Facts on File Issues & Controversies - Issues and Controversies helps researchers understand the crucial issues we face today, exploring more than 800 hot topics in business, politics, government, education, and popular culture. Updated weekly, with links to a 12-year back-file, Issues and Controversies offers in-depth articles made to inspire thought-provoking debates. This database is great for research papers and debate prep.

Facts on File Issues & Controversies in American History - This accessible educational database delivers dynamic, concise, and balanced coverage that provides the background, outcome, and contemporary points of view for every major debate and conflict in American history.  From Infobase.

Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context - A source for information on today's pressing social issues. Great for opinion and argument papers. From Gale.

Global Issues in Context - Offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Featured are hundreds of continuously updated issue and country portals that bring together a variety of specially selected, highly relevant sources for analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, and cultural issues. From Gale.

Points of View Reference Center - A collection of topic overviews and analysis presenting both sides of many current and controversial issues. Great for opinion and argument papers. From EBSCO.