Research Online Databases

General Reference

  • Academic Search Premier

    Provides full text for over 4,600 publications covering academic areas of study including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, language, arts, literature, medical sciences and ethnic studies.

  • MasterFILE Elite

    This multidisciplinary database provides full text for more than 1,050 general reference publications with coverage dating as far back as 1984. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Elite also includes 52 full text reference books and an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps and flags.

  • Primary Search

    Provides full text for over 70 children’s magazines and over 300 children’s pamphlets, designed for the elementary school student.

  • ERIC

    ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, provides access to education literature and resources. The database contains more than 1.3 million records and provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index.

  • Image Collection

    The images consist of a wide array of photos and maps, with an emphasis on world news and events. Other areas of coverage include contemporary and historical photos of people, places, and the natural kingdom.

  • HeritageQuest OnLine

    A collection of research materials for tracing family history and American culture. Includes indexes and original page images of U.S. Federal Census records form 1790-1930, and over 25,000 family and local histories.


  • Business Source Premier

    Provides full text for over 2300 journals, including more than 1100 peer-reviewed titles. Covers business, marketing, accounting, management, economics, finance, banking and more.

  • Small Business Reference Center

    This database offers a wide variety of information on small business and entrepreneurial subject areas, common business types, a help and advice section, and provides information on how to create business plans that lead to successful funding. It offers a collection of state-specific resources supported with demographic data and other local information. Also includes business videos that provide critical information for business owners including interviews, ‘lessons learned’ features, lectures and ‘how to’ videos to help foster success in all aspects of managing a business.

  • ReferenceUSA Database Suite

    Select any of the ten ReferenceUSA databases you wish to search from a main access page: U.S. Businesses, U.S. New Businesses, U.S. Historical Businesses, U.S. Jobs/Internships, U.S. New Movers/Homeowners, U.S. Healthcare, U.S. Consumers/Lifestyles, U.S. Standard White Pages, Canadian Businesses and Canadian White Pages.



  • GreenFILE

    A database of information about environmental issues such as global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. Indexes scholarly and general interest titles, government documents and reports. Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.

Jobs and Career

  • Job and Career Accelerator

    Job & Career Accelerator provides vital support for job seekers. Its comprehensive collection of online job and career-related tools delivers everything individuals need to find, prepare for, apply to, and get hired into their ideal positions. Features include: • Job and internship search • Resume and letter builders • College finder • Occupation explorer • Interview guidance • Targeted career guidance • Workplace skills • Computer skills

The Law

  • Legal Information Reference Center

    Intended for the everyday user, this database addresses a wide-range of legal issues. It contains hundreds of full text publications and thousands of legal forms. The full text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation’s oldest and most respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses. Users can search over 12,800 state-specific legal forms by subject areas including adoption, bankruptcy, divorce, name changes, wills and more

Books and Authors

  • Literary Reference Center

    A completely fulltext database that includes information from over 1,000 books and monographs, major literary encyclopedias and reference works, hundreds of literary journals, and unique sources not available anywhere else. It contains detailed information on the most studied authors and their works.

Students & Teachers

  • Middle Search Plus

    Provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Includes thousands of biographies, historical essays, primary source documents and a School Image Collection of photos, maps and flags

  • NoveList K-8

    NoveList K-8 covers fiction and nonfiction titles that are popular with young readers as well as classroom teachers.

  • Points of View Reference Center

    Designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects. High school and undergraduate students can use Points of View as a guide to debate, developing arguments and writing position papers.

  • Teacher Resource Center

    Teacher Reference Center provides indexing and abstracts for hundreds of periodicals. In addition, 96% of journals indexed in TRC are peer-reviewed.Topics include: Assessment, Best Practices, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, School Administration, Science & Mathematics, and Teacher Education.

Library Science

  • Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)

    LISTA indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.

Military and Government

  • Military & Government Collection

    Provides full text for over 4,600 publications covering academic areas of study including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, language, arts, literature, medical sciences and ethnic studies.


  • Referencia Latina

    A comprehensive Spanish-language database that offers content from a variety of sources including 49,000 encyclopedia entries; 50,000 images; 2,500 health reports; a Spanish-English dictionary and full text for over 100 reference books and dozens of general interest magazines in a broad array of subject areas. Its intuitive, theme-based Spanish-language interface is designed to make content readily accessible to non-English users with limited online research experience.


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