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)
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.
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.
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.
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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 60+ titles and they span all subject areas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
EconLit provides citations and selected abstracts, and covers topics including regional and international economics, urban economics, economic development, fiscal and monetary theory, business and public finance.
Developed by librarians with librarians in mind, Library Literature and Information Science Index offers indexing of periodicals, selected state journals, conference proceedings, pamphlets, library school theses, and books.
Project MUSE offers full-text current and archival articles from 600+ scholarly journals from major university presses covering literature and criticism, history, performing arts, cultural studies, education, philosophy, political science, gender studies, and more. Updated continually.
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a collection of more than 100 authoritative encyclopedias, dictionaries, directories, handbooks, almanacs and other reference materials accessed via one interface or individually. Individual titles may be searched by logging into the database and then narrowing to a specific title.
H-Net Reviews is an online
scholarly review source for books in the Humanities and Social Sciences. H-Net Reviews are published online via discussion networks and the H-Net web
site. This format permits reviews to reach scholars with a speed unmatched in
any other medium and makes possible discussion between reviewers, authors and readers.
NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) is a cross-database search engine for approximately 24 life science databases. Some of the subjects covered include: gene sequences, molecular structure, proteins, and nucleotides.
Essay and General Literature Index offers access to essays contained in numerous anthologies and collections, most of which are owned by Hekman Library. Coverage spans the entire range of the humanities and social sciences, including literary works, art history, drama, and film from 1985-current.
CQ Researcher is a definitive reference resource for research in American government, politics, history, public policy, and current affairs. It includes coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the economy.