The Entrepreneurship Research Database contains a diverse collection of resources including journals, industry reports, video clips, “how to” books, templated forms, business plan samples, and more to help users navigate the complex world of small business.
The Asian & European Business Collection provides information pertinent to the study of business and finance topics across Asia and Europe, including academic journals, newspapers, newswires, and magazines. Find information on companies, economies, and markets as well as international trade and overall business conditions and practices throughout these regions.
Accounting & Tax Information Center is a ProQuest database of scholarly journals, reference reports, proceedings, dissertations, and more. Subjects covered include accounting, tax management, auditing, tax law, financial law, financial advising, and financial risk management.
Business and Company ASAP provides access to all the business and management journals, trade publications, newspapers and directories needed for in-depth research on companies, products, markets, industries, economics and management disciplines. It also includes full-text U.S. and international private and public company directory listings.
Business Insights: Global provides in-depth coverage of businesses, including company profiles, industry profiles, products and brands, financial reports, company rankings, histories, and full text periodical articles.
The PILOTS bibliographic database, covering the Published International Literature On Traumatic Stress, is produced at the headquarters of the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in White River Junction, Vermont. The PILOTS database is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Its goal is to include citations to all literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health sequelae of traumatic events, without disciplinary, linguistic, or geographical limitations, and to offer both current and retrospective coverage.
Health & Wellness Resource Center with Alternative Medicine is a comprehensive resource for libraries, schools, and hospitals that provides integrated access to medical, statistical, health, and related information.
The first electronic resource in Spanish, ¡Informe! is specifically designed to meet the research needs of Spanish-speaking users. More than 420 full-text Spanish language and bilingual sources from a wide range of subjects are indexed, including 15 key Latin American newspapers. The bilingual interface enables English or Spanish speakers to search with ease. Coverage is from 1994 to the present.
A Library of Congress website providing access to information about historic American newspapers and select digitized newspaper pages. This site also includes the U.S. Newspaper Directory, which lists newspapers published in the United States since 1690, and can help researchers identify what titles exist for a specific place and time and where to access them (which libraries have those titles).
Michigana is a digital archive that documents state history. Drawn
from the Sabin collection and other Gale sources, the archive provides
access to a wide variety of documents: personal narratives and memoirs,
pamphlets and political speeches, sermons and songs, legal treatises and
The Media History Digital Library provides online access to the histories of cinema, broadcasting, and recorded sound through digital scans of thousands of classic periodicals in the public domain from 1904
The Chicago Manual of Style Online 16th continues the Manual’s tradition as an authority for generations of readers seeking answers to all things related not only to the written word, but also to the myriad and evolving ways in which words and ideas are shared and published.
As of November 1, 2011, the Hekman Library no longer has access online to the Grand Rapids Press. The link provided here will take users to the MLive site, which offers a 14-day searchable archive of the GR Press and other Michigan newspapers. People with valid Grand Rapids Public Library cards can access this site in order to search a more extensive archive of the press.
See this guide for acess to microfilm (1893-1931; 1992-2008) and instructions for other access options.
A free archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the
U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine. PMC serves as a digital counterpart to the National Library of Medicine's extensive print journal collection. (Journals currently available in the archive)
Patents from all developed countries and many developing countries. Patent Lens (IOI Lens) has a better search interface than the United States Patent & Trademark database. It also provides PDFs of most patents.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context covers contemporary social
issues, from offshore drilling
to climate change, health care to immigration. Includes pro/con
viewpoint essays, as well as journal and news articles, primary source
materials, legal sources, images, charts/tables, and more.
An indispensable resource for scholars and
students of literary theory and discourse.
It includes almost 300 alphabetically arranged entries and subentries
on critics and theorists, critical schools and movements, and the
critical and theoretical innovations of specific countries and
The collection contains engineering related full-text articles, granular access to millions of figures and tables within articles, and the entire range of bibliographic records from the Engineering Research Database. Engineering Research Database contains a comprehensive index to world literature on technological and engineering innovations going back to 1966.
Aircraft design and engineering
Arctic and tropical engineering
Automotive design and engineering
Bridges and tunnels
Buildings, towers and tanks
Civil engineering for air and space transportation
Coastal and offshore structures
Design and properties of substructures
Earthmoving and construction machinery
Electric and hybrid vehicles
Engineering for electric power generation
Engineering for industrial and manufacturing processes
Fuels and propellants
High speed trains, rapid transit railways and monorails
For accounting academics and professionals, access to reliable information is critical for this continuously evolving area of study. ProQuest Accounting & Tax brings together highly ranked global and scholarly journals with key resources for locating quick and precise results covering current news and topics, as well as the trends and history influencing important accounting and tax issues of the day.
A leading information source for students
and faculty at business schools, ProQuest Asian Business and Reference™
often is used in conjunction with other business information services
such as ABI/INFORM®, but it also serves as an excellent stand-alone
Business abstracts indexes and abstracts articles from English-language periodicals published in the United States and elsewhere, including the leading business magazines and trade and research journals, plus the full text of selected periodicals.
ProQuest Sociology covers the international literature of sociology
and social work, including culture and social structure, history and
theory of sociology, social psychology, substance abuse and addiction,
and more. Note: When searching this database, you are also searching Sociological Abstracts and Social Services Abstracts.
Psychology Database covers over 1,200 publications, including scholarly journals, trade journals, books, magazines, audio & video works, and reports, of which over 800 are full-text. Additionally there are over 7,000 full text dissertations.
It encompasses a wide range of topics from leading psychological and psychosomatic publications. In addition to clinical and social psychology, it provides coverage of related disciplines including genetics, psychology of business and economics, communication, criminology, addiction, neurology, and social welfare.
Entrepreneurship is one of the most
talked about subjects and areas of study today however, information to
support study, practice and teaching is widely scattered. In addition,
user needs go beyond traditional research and education tools and must
include practical tools and information useful in starting and growing
The International Bibliography of the Social
Sciences (IBSS) is an essential online resource for social science and
interdisciplinary research. IBSS includes over two million bibliographic
references to journal articles and to books, reviews and selected
chapters dating back to 1951. It is unique in its broad coverage of
international material and incorporates over 100 languages and
countries. Over 2,800 journals are regularly indexed and some 7,000
books are included each year. Abstracts are provided for half of all
current journal articles and full text availability is continually
The Hekman Digital Archive (HDA) provides a home to digital files that
can be used in the classroom or for personal study on the web. It
currently accommodates 8 unique collections, and includes over 5000
digital images available in a variety of formats.
EBR is a research tool for scholars in biblical studies and related fields but also useful to readers generally interested in the Bible. The online edition contains the entire contents of the printed edition (currently volumes 1–12), as well as many articles ahead of print, and is updated quarterly.
The search interface for electronic journals and books from Cambridge University Press. The Hekman Library began subscribing to Cambridge electronic books in early 2011, so the number of accessible books will be small for the first few years.
The World Shakespeare Bibliography Online is a searchable electronic database consisting of the most comprehensive record of Shakespeare-related scholarship and theatrical productions published or produced worldwide between 1960 and 2011.
The Materials Science & Engineering Database provides research and communications on engineering. It contains engineering related full-text articles, finely detailed access to millions of figures and tables within articles, and an index to world literature on technological and engineering innovations.
AAPG Datapages is a search-and-retrieval system containing the publications of American Association of Petroleum Geologists, as well as various other geological publications. This resource provides full-text access to current and archived geological publications.
Gale Directory Library allows users to perform searches in authoritative directories on companies, publishers, associations, and more. Directory content, however, is not current. Most current data is from 2013 (Business Rankings Annual).
RIA Checkpoint is an important accounting resource, delivering comprehensive tax and accounting content from leading industry experts like RIA, WG&L, IBFD, EBIA and more. It also integrates content with additional tools.
Oxford Reference Online is the home of Oxford’s quality reference publishing, bringing together over 2 million entries, many of which are illustrated, into a single cross-searchable resource. The Hekman Library has purchased the following books as part of ORO:
NextBio alleviates the challenges that are facing the life sciences industry and has developed a suite of products which allow researchers to extract knowledge from disparate biological, clinical, and chemical data, regardless of data type or origin. NextBio's integrated database contains publicly available data from a variety of sources, including GEO, caBIG, and Array Express, among others.
PsycARTICLES is a database of full-text articles from nearly 100 English language journals published by the American Psychological Association, the APA Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association, and Hogrefe Publishing Group. When you search the PsycARTICLES database, you are also searching the Proquest Psychology Journals database and PsycINFO.
AGRIS is a global database providing access to bibliographic information on agricultural science and technology, including grey literature not available through normal publication and distribution channels.
This version of Medline is integrated into the citation linking feature found in the Web of Knowledge database. It is far more sophisticated than the other Medline version offered by the library, and is recommended for advanced researchers.
Arts & Humanities Citation Index, available via Web of Science, provides access to bibliographic and citation information from the world's leading arts and humanities journals.It covers a broad array of topics in the humanities from 1975 to the present.