Databases by Subject

Databases by Subject



  • These cover a wide range of subjects. Use them in addition to some of the more subject-specific databases below.
Academic Search Premier Searches 8,450 periodicals, over 1/2 are full text. 85% scholarly.
ProQuest Research Library Over 4,000 periodicals, 65% full text. Limit to one of 15 subject modules.
OmniFile Full Text Mega Over 4,000 titles, over 1/2 full text, most with abstracts, some audio versions.
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Art & Art History

Art Full Text (OmniFile) Periodicals related to art and art history. Some full text. Select Art as subject area.
CAMIO Art image collection (95,000) covering photographs, paintings, sculpture, etc.
Art & art history subject guide


Science Direct "World's leading full-text scientific database." Includes articles/chapters from 2,500+ peer-reviewed journals and 10,000+ books. Coverage from 19th century to present.
Science Online Presents a broad range of science topics (biology, chemistry, earth sciences, environment, forensics, marine science) through definitions, diagrams, essays, biographies, experiments and videos.
See more sources for biology

Business & Management

ABI/Inform Complete Covers business journals, news, cases, annual/country reports, SWOT analyses.
Business Source Elite Over 2,000 full text journals, plus company/country/industry reports, SWOT.
Lexis Nexis Academic Company and financial information from Hoovers, Investext, Standard & Poor's, Dun & Bradstreet, Datamonitor, SEC/EDGAR, Disclosure, Worldscope and Mergerstat.
Business Abstracts with Full Text 500 full text publications covering a wide variety of industries.
Wall Street Journal Preeminent source for world business and financial news. Full text, 1984-Present.
See more sources for business & management

Career Information

Ferguson's Career Guidance Center Explore an occupation: industry overviews, job characteristics, salary ranges, etc.
Workforce NJ Information Network Job search, job fairs, occupation explorer, career development, licensing, videos.
Learning Express Library Practice tests for graduate school entrance exams like GRE, GMAT, LSAT, and MCAT. Practice tests for professional exams like PRAXIS for teaching, and preparation for law enforcement, military, nursing and real estate exams. Learning Express also includes communication and skills improvement modules, and a job search and career success area.
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Reference USA Directories Search US businesses within a specific geographic location for corporate and contact information. Search U.S. Businesses/Employers USA for business descriptions within a specific industry, competitor reports and financial expenditures.
See more sources for career information


Science Online Basic information on general chemistry, the elements, organic and inorganic chemistry, biochemistry, geochemistry, materials science, measurement and medicinal chemistry. Includes diagrams, data tables, biographies, videos and animations. (Facts on File)
Science Direct Nearly 400 full text, peer-reviewed journals for chemistry, physics, materials science, biochemistry, molecular biology, astronomy, and chemical engineering.
American Chemical Society (ACS) Journals Online access to 2 journals from the ACS: Journal of Organic Chemistry and Journal of the American Chemical Society.
See more sources for chemistry & biochemistry


Lexis Nexis Academic 350+ full text newspapers and 300 full text magazines, plus hard-to-find broadcast transcripts from TV and radio networks.
Sage Premier Journals Thousands of full text, peer-reviewed journal articles on communication topics.
OmniFile Full Text Mega Thousands of full text articles on topics from TV production to advertising to drama.
See more sources for communication


Education Research Complete 1200 full text journals and 500 full text books, covering all levels of education.
ERIC via Ebsco Search 1.3 million education citations, with links to 317,000 full text documents.
Education Full Text Nearly 800 education periodicals, half of which are peer-reviewed. Some full text.
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Literature Resource Center (Gale) Author biographies from Contemporary Authors and the Dictionary of Literary Biography. Literary criticism essays from Contemporary Literary Criticism, Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism and Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism. Over 650,000 full text articles and 30,000 full text poems, short stories and plays.
Literary Reference Center (Ebsco) Plot summaries and work overviews, author biographies, critical essays, over 630,000 book reviews, plus 90,000 full text poems, short stories and classic texts. Includes the entire Masterplots and Masterplots II series.
Bloom's Literary Reference Online Author biographies, work overviews, literary criticism essays, literary timeline, plus good coverage of literary themes and movements.
See more sources for English/literature

Food Science & Nutrition

Health Reference Center: Nutrition General overviews of nutrition topics, from books and encyclopedias. Includes images & videos, and BMI calculator.
AGRICOLA 2,200 journals covering the agricultural sciences, including food science and human nutrition. Full text not included, but may be available through other sources.
Science Direct Nearly 30 full text, peer-reviewed food science & nutrition journals.
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Health Care Management

Lexis Nexis Academic

Cover-to-cover news from sources predominantly pertaining to healthcare, and selected healthcare stories from other news sources.

Business Source Elite

Articles across all disciplines of business (e.g. marketing, management, MIS, accounting, finance and economics) and the health care industry.

CINAHL with Full Text

Full text for 600 nursing journals, plus search coverage for 2300 additional journals.

Sage Premier Journals

Thousands of full text, peer-reviewed articles on health economics, policy, ethics & management.

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History Databases (Facts on File)

(Search all 6 databases at once)
These databases contain full-text, searchable online books plus primary sources, timelines, maps & videos.

Salem Press History Books Online

(Search all 12 at once)
Searchable full text access to 12 reference books online. These books are also available in print form in the library reference room.

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Justice Studies & Law

ProQuest Criminal Justice Periodicals

Search 250 criminal justice journals, over 100 with full text.

Sage Premier Journals Collection

Thousands of peer-reviewed journal articles on various aspects of criminology.

Lexis Nexis Academic

Legal news, law review articles, U.S. Supreme Court decisions 1790-Present, state and federal court decisions, plus federal regulations and state codes.

OmniFile Full Text Mega

Search for justice studies topics within the Legal and Social Science subject areas.

See more sources for justice studies & law

Nursing & Allied Health

CINAHL with Full Text

Full text for 600 nursing journals, plus search coverage for 2300 additional journals.

Science Direct

Over 60 full text nursing journals. 500 additional full text journals covering medical and pharmacological topics.


Search nearly 17 million records covering medical literature from 1948-Present. Limited full text. Also available from Ebsco and FirstSearch.

Journals @ Ovid

9 full text journal subscriptions on nursing administration, education & research.

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Political Science & Government

GPO: Government Publications

U.S. government documents from 1976-Present, e.g. Congressional hearings.

See more sources for political science & government



The largest database of peer-reviewed (98%) psychology literature, including journal articles, books & book chapters, and dissertations. No full text.


Over 60 full text, peer-reviewed APA psychology journals.

Science Direct

100+ full text, peer-reviewed journals on psychology, cognition, human behavior.

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Science & Technology

Science Online

Definitions & overviews of major science/tech topics, plus 7,000 printable illustrations and hundreds of videos. For teachers: science experiments and state education standards.

General Science Full Text

Search science topics in both peer-reviewed journals and general interest periodicals. Some full text.

Science Direct

Over 1,000 full text, peer-reviewed journals covering the physical and life sciences.

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ProQuest Social Sciences

Search across 11 databases for social science topics. Includes Sociological Abstracts, the premier index for sociology.

Research Starters: Sociology

Comprehensive topic summary articles written by researchers, scholars and other sociology experts with bibliographies and links to scholarly articles for further research.

GVRL Social Sciences Collection

This subcollection of the Gale Virtual Reference Library contains 45 reference publications covering a wide range of topics in the social sciences. Search the whole collection at once, or select an individual title to browse.

Points of View Reference Center

Covers current issues like immigration, health care, bullying and climate change from multiple viewpoints. Contains point and counterpoint essays, magazine and newspaper articles, radio and TV news transcripts. POV also includes helpful guides for developing arguments, writing position papers and preparing for debates.

See more sources for sociology

Theology & Philosophy

ATLA Religion with ATLA Serials

Search 1500+ major religion and theology journals. Over 266,000 full text articles.

Catholic Periodical & Literature Index

Search 200 periodicals covering all aspects of the Catholic faith. No full text.

Academic Search Premier

Thousands of full text articles on religion, theology and philosophy topics.

See more sources for theology & philosophy

Women's Studies

GenderWatch Covers women's studies & LGBT research. Includes 240 full text journals.
American Women's History Online Covers 5 centuries, with biographies, primary sources, timelines, images & videos.

See more sources for women's studies