JSTOR is a database consisting of full-text articles from scholarly, peer-reviewed journals from nearly every discipline taught at Calvin. Coverage for each journal begins with the first volume, with coverage ending for most titles three and five years ago. A growing number of journals now have coverage up to the present!
Communication & Mass Media Complete offers access to journals covering communication, mass media, linguistics, discourse, rhetoric, sociolinguistics, communication theory, language, logic, organizational communication and other closely related fields of study.
Provided by the American Psychological Association, PsycINFO offers access to international literature in psychology and related disciplines including psychiatry, education, business, medicine, nursing, pharmacology, law, linguistics, and social work. When you search PsycINFO, you are also searching the Proquest Psychology Journals database and the PsycARTICLE database.
The MLA International Bibliography is a subject index for books, articles and websites published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics. It dates back to 1925 and contains over 2.2 million citations from more than 4,400 periodicals.
CINAHL provides indexing for journals about nursing and related fields. It offers access to health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, audiovisuals, book chapters and more.
Gale's largest general interest periodical resource, General OneFile,
provides periodical and news information for researchers at all levels.
includes more than 12,000 titles (7,800 full text & 3,600
peer-reviewed journals) with nearly 30 years of
The Social Sciences Abstracts database offers abstracting and indexing of a wide assortment of English-language journals which pertain to the latest concepts, trends, opinions, theories, and methods from both applied and theoretical aspects of the social sciences.
The CRCPI is an index to periodicals which are official publications of the Christian Reformed Church or its institutions, or periodicals which have a significant number of contributors who are affiliated with the CRC or its institutions including the Calvin Theological Journal and The Banner.
Web of Science is the world's largest, high-quality interdisciplinary database back to 1965. All subject areas are covered, but the sciences are covered very well. WoS is easy to use, but it has many advanced features that make it an excellent tool for advanced researchers. See the Web of Science page for searching instructions.
You can search all these databases, or select only one.
Web of Science (Arts & Humanities Index, Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Index)
BIOSIS (the leading biological sciences database)
Current Contents (current awareness database covering more than 7,000 journals)
CARD provides access to articles, essays, and lectures dealing with John Calvin and Calvinism from the 16th century to the present. The database is interdisciplinary and international, containing scholarly material in English, French, and German, among other languages.
Ulrichsweb is a source of detailed information on periodicals including academic and scholarly journals and peer-reviewed titles. Ulrich's records provide abstracting & indexing coverage and full-text database coverage.
PAIS (originally, the Public Affairs Information Service) indexes sources on the 20th century’s most important public and social policies. It does not index journals cover-to-cover but selects articles relevant to public policy.
ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education to provide extensive access to educational-related literature. ERIC provides coverage of journal articles, conferences, government documents, reports, bibliographies, directories, books and monographs.
The HLSI identifies sermons contained in
books owned by the Hekman Library. Find sermon citations based on scripture passage, author, title, keyword, or subject and then use the call number to locate
the book on shelf.
EEBO contains page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473–1700. EEBO covers more than 30 languages from Algonquin to Welsh.
This search interface allows you to simultaneously search your choice of all Gale databases. Databases include General OneFile for current news and popular magazines, General Business File ASAP for business news and information, Expanded Academic ASAP for scholarly journal articles, and approximately 30 more.
Health Reference Center Academic
provides full text access to nursing, allied health
and medical journals; consumer health magazines; newsletters;
pamphlets; newspaper articles; topical overviews; and reference books.
Gale’s Literary Index is a citation-only index to literary criticism and literary biography reference sets (no full text).
Hekman Library owns many of the indexed titles in print. You can find them in the main reference collection, 2nd floor. (See full annotation). Hekman provides online access to the full text of one of the largest sets: the Dictionary of Literary Biography.
Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) is a source of documents and articles devoted to research, analysis and scholarship on international politics and related fields, including global finance, diplomatic practice, humanitarian law, development studies, and environmental studies.
Education Abstracts offers a search of periodicals which meet the needs of education students, professionals, and policy makers, while still containing much of interest to the regular reader. Content areas include educational specialties, administration, funding and more.
If you do not have a user name and password for SciFinder Scholar, please go to this page!
Chemical Abstracts (SciFinder Scholar) is the premiere database for chemistry, providing millions of journal article citations from nearly 9,500 international scientific journals. "SciFinder Scholar" is the search engine software needed to access this database.
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:
CMPI is an index of articles from Canadian music journals, newsletters and magazines provided by the Library and Archives Canada. The CMPI database indexes content dating from the late-19th century to the present day.
A custom colletion of over 400 journals, covering all aspects of the past and current state of military affairs. Key subjects include ocioeconomic effects of war, governmental policies, the structure of armed forces, and many more.
The Oxford English Dictionary, or OED as it's more popularly known, is a historical dictionary of English, covering the language from the earliest times to the present day. It aims to show not only the current meanings of words, but also to trace their development through time. Entries contain detailed etymological analysis, and are illustrated by quotations from a wide range of English language sources from around the world, making the OED a unique historical record. Available in print and in electronic version.
The Catholic Periodical and Literature Index Online is the product of a partnership between ATLA and the Catholic Library Association. It provides indexing of periodicals, essay collections, church documents, papal documents and electronic resources expressly addressing the practice and intellectual tradition of Roman Catholicism. It contains indexing from 1981 to the present and is updated quarterly.
Europa World Plus provides authoritative and current analytical information about countries and international organizations. Country overviews include historic, economic, trade, and political information.
Christian Periodica Index, or CPI, is the comprehensive electronic index to journal articles and book reviews from across the evangelical Christian perspective. First released in 1957, it is updated quarterly.
General Business File ASAP provides complete bibliographic information, abstracts or contents to English language articles from trade and academic publications from around the world. Includes analysis of company performance and activity, industry events and trends.
The LegalTrac database presents indexing for all major law reviews, legal newspapers, specialty
law publications, bar association journals and thousands of law-related
articles from general interest publications. LegalTrac also includes
selective full text. Also included are: British Commonwealth, European
Union and International Law.
ECCO provides access to the digital images of every page of thousands of books published during the 18th Century. With full-text searching, it gives researchers access to critical information in the fields of history, literature, religion, law, fine arts, and science.
The Readers' Guide Abstracts database is for educators, students, and library patrons who seek comprehensive current events coverage and curriculum support related periodicals. It indexes popular and general interest periodical literature from 1983 to the present.
CiteSeeXr is a scientific literature digital library and search engine that focuses primarily on the literature in computer and information science. It provides improvements in functionality, usability, availability, cost, comprehensiveness, efficiency, and timeliness in the access of scholarly knowledge.
Electronic Collections Online is a collection of peer-reviewed, full-text journal articles with images in a variety of subject areas including biology, chemistry, economics, mathematics, medicine, psychology, science and technology.
Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals contains the table of contents for 45 British periodicals, many of which are not indexed elsewhere. Hekman Library owns this index on CD-ROM and in print. (See full annotation for further access information).
This index covers the huge volume of scholarly or peer-reviewed literature in the field of physical education from kinesiology, fitness tests and motor learning to recreation, sports equipment and coaching. This wide ranging database will help locate articles on sports psychology/sociology as well as physical and occupational therapy.
Early American Imprints, Series I. Evans is a full-text collection of virtually every book, pamphlet and broadside published in America from 1639-1800. It is a definitive resource for researching every aspect of 17th- and 18th-century America.