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Research Databases

You can find out just about anything online, but we have tried to compile a list of databases to make research and citation easy. 

Electronic Resource Index

 

Database Description Keywords
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Academic Search Premier Covers the expansive academic disciplines offered in colleges and universities. major subject
Agricola Contains bibliographic records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Library. plants nature 

Agricultural & Environmental Science

Combines AGRICOLA, Environmental Science and Pollution Management, and Environmental Impact Statements databases.  

American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection

Five series created from periodicals holding from one of the premier repositories in the United States.
Series 1 (Years 1691-1820)
Series 2 (Years 1821-1837)
Series 3 (Years 1838-1852)
Series 4 (Years 1853-1865)
Series 5 (Years 1866-1877)
history magazine newspaper
American Civil War Research Database The definitive online resource for researching the individuals, regiments, and battles of the American Civil War. United States history 
American Fact Finder This site provides statistics about population, housing, industry and business. Viewing a list of US Census Bureau products, creating reference and thematic maps, and searching for specific data also is possible.  
Applied Science & Technology Full Text Contains indexing and abstracts for nearly 800 core English-language, scientific and technical publications back to 1983.  
ARTFL Project: French-English Dictionary Contains about 75,000 terms. art chicago france
Art Full Text Features full-text articles and including works by emerging artists. Covers fine, decorative and commercial art, folk art, photography, film and architecture.  
ASFA Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstract Index with abstracts. 1971-present  
Biological Science Index with abstracts. 1982-present  
Business Source Premier The industry’s most used business research database.  
Chicago Manual of Style Provides recommendations on editorial style and publishing practices for the digital age.  
Chicago Tribune Archive Searching this archive and viewing abstracts or citations is free, but viewing articles requires a fee.  
Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD) An acquisition, research, and reference service.   
CINAHL Complete The world’s most comprehensive source of full-text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 1,300 journals indexed in CINAHL. This authoritative file contains full text for many of the most used journals in the CINAHL index, with no embargo.  
CINAHL Plus with Full Text A comprehensive source of full text for nursing and allied health journals.  
The Chronicle of Higher Education Published every weekday and is the top destination for news, advice, and jobs for people in academia.  
College Source Online Virtual library representing 31,575 college catalogs in full cover-to-cover, original page format with 2-year, 4-year, graduate, professional and international schools.  
Computer Source Provides researchers with the latest information and current trends in high technology.  
Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text Subject areas covered includes: criminology; criminal justice; criminal law and procedure; corrections and prisons; police and policing; criminal investigation; forensic sciences and investigation; history of crime; substance abuse and addiction; probation and parole.  
Discus: SC's Virtual Library SC State Library outlines information about Discus resources that are available in schools, colleges and public libraries across SC.  
Education Full Text Provides full text of articles from over 350 journals  
Education Source Coverage spans all levels of education from early childhood to higher education.  
ERIC Contains more than 2,200 digests along with references for additional information and citations and abstracts from over 980 educational and education related journals.  
ERIC Educator's Reference Desk This site offers Resource Guides, Lesson Plans and a Question Archives.  
Full Text Finder The ability to find a specific journal.  
Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia Database indexes over 25,000 records, covering an array of topics. Full text for each record may be easily accessed by double clicking on the topic from the display.  
Gale's Literary Index Contains references for more than 130,000 author names, including pseudonyms and variant names, and more than 140,000 literary works in one source.  
Gale Virtual Reference Library A database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.  
GeoRef Geosciences, geochemistry, geophysics - journal articles, books, maps, conference papers, reports and these  
Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus Comprehensive vocabulary of nearly 120,000 terms describes objects, textural materials, images, architecture and material culture from antiquity to the present.  
Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names Structured vocabulary developed primarily for the field of art history but has the potential for wide applications related to disciplines such as archeology, history and geography.  
Graphic Novels Core Collection Selective annotated list of graphic novels that allows for searching by categories of grade level, editorial recommendations, fiction, nonfictio and biography.  
HarpWeek: Harper's Weekly Contains all of the pages of Harper's Weekly (1857-1865) as scanned images with a series of indexes.  
Health Reference Center Multi-source database provides access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals  
Health Source - Consumer Edition Providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.  
Health Source - Nursing/Academic Edition More than 550 scholarly full text journals, including nearly 450 peer-reviewed journals focusing on many medical disciplines.  
Historical Statistics of the U.S. - Millenial Edition Provides detailed statistical information covering a vast array of topics, such as slavery, migration, poverty and more.  
History Reference Center Features reference books, history periodicals, and other secondary sources as well as thousands of historical documents.  
Hospitality & Tourism Complete Scholarly research and industry news relating to all areas of hospitality and tourism. U.S. and international sources.  
Humanities Source Includes full text for more than 1,400 journals, with citations to over 3.5 million articles, including book review.  
Ingenta Provides keyword access to the table of contents pages from over 17,000 journals. It lists over 7 million articles that have appeared since 1988 and includes periodicals from all subject areas although it concentrates heavily on the sciences and social sciences.  
The Item Newspaper Local news and article archive for Sumter, SC.  
JSTOR Offers full-text online access to back issues of more than 100 scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.  
LearningExpress Library Helps students and adult learners improve the skills required for academics and includes full text, practice tests and tutorial courses.  
MAS Ultra - School Edition Provides full text from more than 550 popular general interest and current events publications covering general reference, health, science and other areas.  
MEDLINE Provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences and more.  
Medline - PubMed Offers free access to the National Library of Medicine's biomedical and consumer health literature; it also offers links to authoritative websites that feature medical information.  
MEDLINE with Full Text Provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences and more.  
Merriam Webster Dictionary & Thesaurus Offers pronunciation, word function, and simple etymology information while the thesaurus provides word function and hot-linked synonyms.  
Military & Government Collection This database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals and other content pertaining to all branches of the military.  
MLA Directory of Periodicals Offers detailed information on over 7,100 journals, with 4,400 currently indexed in the MLA International Bibliography.  
MLA International Bibliography Offers detailed information on over 7,100 journals, with 4,400 currently indexed in the MLA International Bibliography.  
Nature A weekly international journal publishing the finest peer-reviewed research in all fields of science and technology on the basis of its originality, importance, interdisciplinary interest, timeliness, accessibility, elegance and surprising conclusions.  
National Technical Information Service (NTIS) Contains complementary materials from international sources as well as citations for 750,000 documents and links to government web sites for scientific, technical, engineering and related business information that is produced by or for the US government.  
Newspaper Source Plus Providing more than 35 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 857,000 television and radio news transcripts.  
Occupational Outlook Handbook Nationally recognized for career information that helps individuals make decisions about their future work lives.  
Omni Gazetteer Provides place names for the United States and its territories.  
Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center Contains more than 400 reference book titles and more than 8,700 pro and con viewpoint articles.   
Oxford English Dictionary Contains the complete text of the 20-volume Second Edition and the 3-volume Additions Series.  
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography An illustrated collection of more than 50,000 specially written biographies of the men and women from around the world who shaped all aspects of Great Britain's past, from the earliest times to the end of the year 2000.  
Oxford Reference Online Brings together language and subject reference works from one of the world's biggest reference publishers into a single cross-searchable resource.  
Political Science Complete Full text for more than 520 journals and indexing and abstracts for over 2,900 titles in political science, international relations and law.  
Population Index A searchable database that contains over 42,000 abstracts of demographic.  
Primary Search Contains full text for more than 60 popular elementary school magazines.  
Project Muse Full-text of over 300 quality journal titles, covering literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics and many others.  
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global Collection of dissertations and theses from around the world from 1743 to present day.  
PsycARTICLES PsycARTICLES® from the American Psychological Association (APA), is a definitive source of full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology.  
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection Providing more than 550 full text publications, including 550 peer-reviewed journals.  
PsycINFO PsycINFO® is the American Psychological Association's (APA) renowned resource for abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations.is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health.  
Regional Business News Comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications.   
Roget's II: The New Thesaurus Contains succinct definitions as well as 35,000 synonyms, and over 250,000 cross- references.  
SCIway: SC Census Information Features the largest and most comprehensive directory of information about South Carolina.  
SC State Agency Employee Phone Book Offers access to the phone numbers for SC state government.  
Science Direct Offers full-text access to over 1 million articles in broad collections of primary journal literature.  
Science's Next Wave Covers scientific training, career development and the science job market.  
Scottish Bibliographies Online Brings together over 60,000 records of books and major articles of Scottish interest published all over the world.  
Social Science Full Text Full-text articles from over 300 English-language journals and indexing for nearly 750 journals in the social sciences.  
The State Newspaper - Columbia, SC Archive of articles from The State Newspaper.  
Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels A scholarly, primary-source database focused on adult comic books and graphic novels.  
USC Census Bureau Includes the census of population and housing, economic census, census of governments and other census bureau surveys, data and publications  
US Patent & Trademark Office Trademark database contains more than 2.9 million pending, registered and dead federal trademarks.  
Web of Science Indexes more than 8,000 peer-reviewed journals cover-to-cover.  
Webopedia Offers access to an online dictionary and search engine for computer and Internet technology.  
World Cat OCLC The world's largest network of library content and services.  
Zack's Investment Research Provides access to several informative reports. Company Research offers an overview of Wall Street opinion. Portfolio is used to sign up for free "Profit from the Pros" stock recommendations and market insights.