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.
While not a scholarly journal, The Economist is acknowledged as one of the most important international periodicals, covering all economies around the world, and is monitoried by anyone involved in international business.
EDGAR: SEC Filings and Forms provides extensive and reliable full text information about companies required by law to file forms with the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including financial performance, acquisitions, and major business initiatives.
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.
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.
ECCO-TCP is a partnership with Gale, part of Cengage Learning, to produce highly accurate, fully-searchable, SGML/XML-encoded texts from among the titles available in the Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) database.
Billed as "the gateway to development information", this robust site is hosted by the Institute of Development Studies and co-funded by government agencies in the United Kingdom, Switzerland, and Norway.
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.
Britannica Online Academic delivers fast and easy access to high-quality, comprehensive information. It brings together the following: Encyclopædia Britannica, Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, selected magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools.
This database offers access to e-books, full-text journals, world atlas, world data analyst, and Gateway to the Classics.
Examines the well-established topics in African history but also looks at the social, economic, linguistic, anthropological, and political subjects that are being re-evaluated or newly opened for historical analysis by recent research and publication.
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.
A 3-volume reference concentrating on the post 1945 period. Entries are alphabetic by theme, country, region, organization, person, and topic, and "provides a ready reference work for understanding issues that affect approximately three quarters of the globe's residents."--Introduction. All articles are signed and have bibliographies. Features articles on an extensive number of organizations and provides lengthier coverage on regions than on individual countries.
A new electronic reference about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society. The Encyclopedia
is a free, fully searchable collection of articles written by scholars,
professionals, educators, and experts who collaborate and review each
other's work. The articles are written in non-technical language and
will be useful to students, educators, scholars, professionals, as well
as to the general public.
The Energy Citations Database contains bibliographic records for energy-related reports, conference papers, journal articles, books, dissertations, and patents from the Department of Energy and its predecessor agencies, the Energy Research and Development Administration and the Atomic Energy Commission.
Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive provides complete runs of major trade and consumer magazines and provides students and researchers with the primary source material needed to develop a contextual understanding of the entertainment industry as it evolved over the 20th century.
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.
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.
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.
Europa World Plus provides authoritative and current analytical information about countries and international organizations. Country overviews include historic, economic, trade, and political information.
The European Library is a discovery service that provides access to the collections of the national libraries of 46 European countries, plus a growing number of research libraries. Content accessible from the new service includes rare books, manuscripts, images, and video.
Portal to valuable, free Internet resources relevant to global business. Sections are divided into such categories as Country and Regional Data, Company and Industry Data, etc. All links are updated every 20 days, so this site is very current and very accurate. Especially valuable to locate industry information and market opportunities for all countries of the world, including the developing countries.
Expanded Academic ASAP includes scholarly journals as well as news magazines and newspapers with full text and images pertaining to arts, humanities, social sciences, and science and technology. It has coverage from 1980 to the present.
The First Nations Periodical Index contains journal citations of mainly Canadian Native content. This Index is a tool providing access to information about First Nations for students, educators, instructors and researchers. It is a joint project of the Saskatchewan Indian Federated College, Saskatoon Campus, the Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre and the Library Services for Saskatchewan Aboriginal Peoples committee.
Web site of the Economic Freedom Network of 71 research institutes, including the Cata Institute and the Canadian Fraser Institute. Their annual "Economic Freedom of the World" report is available free as a pdf, along with extensive excel downloads of the data which ranks 130 economies on a 1-10 scale in five categories: size of govenment; legal structure/security of propertyrights; access to sound money; freedom to exchange with foreigners; and regulation of credit, labor and business.
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.
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).
Search across multiple Gale collections of periodical and reference content while efficiently managing your results. Databases and collection searched include:
Health Reference Center Academic
1980 - Feb 2008Multi-source database provides access to the full text of nursing and
allied health journals, plus the wide variety of personal health
information sources in InfoTrac's award-winning Health Reference
Center. All in a single, easy-to-use database, the material contained
in this database is intended for informational purposes only.
A general interest database that integrates a variety of sources -
newspapers, reference books, magazines, and trade publications. Find
articles on current events, popular culture, business and industry
trends, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more.
From arts and the humanities to social sciences, science and
technology, this database meets research needs across all academic
disciplines. Access scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers
- many with full text and images!
Analyze company performance and activity, industry events and trends as
well as the latest in management, economics and politics. Access to a
combination of broker research reports, trade publications, newspapers,
journals and company directory listings with full text and images
A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of
topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education,
environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature
and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and
many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with
images. Updated daily.
Students, law school faculty and legal researchers will all find the legal publications they need in LegalTrac<sup>®</sup>. Drawing on a wide variety of the most highly regarded legal publications, LegalTrac<sup>®</sup>
provides indexing for more than 1,400 titles including major law
reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals and international
legal journals. Each title included in LegalTrac<sup>®</sup> is
selected on the basis of criteria provided by a special advisory
committee of the American Association of Law Libraries. LegalTrac<sup>®</sup> also contains law-related articles from over 1,000 additional business and general interest titles.
Now with over 330 titles, cross searchable with E-Books, this
periodical database is designed for students in junior high and middle
school with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines,
newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the
arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history,
sports and more.
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and
specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These
reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now
you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7. Because
each library creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may
vary if you use the database at different libraries (your school, your
public library, or your office).
Academic OneFile is the premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text
articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. With
extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine,
social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects,
Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive. With millions
of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text with no
restrictions, researchers are able to find accurate information
quickly. Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995. Updated daily.
Educator's Reference Complete is a selection of more than 450 full-text
academic journals, hundreds of full-text reports, and many premier
reference sources. Included content focuses on educational principles,
child development and psychology, and best practices in education.
Majority of the full-text titles included are also found in the ERIC
database. The database is updated daily and provides 24-hour access
from school or home.
Providing researchers with information on companies, markets and
industries. From market trends, mergers and acquisitions to current
management theory and company overviews. Access business and trade
journals, newspapers and company directory profiles with full text and
A must-have for social science, history and liberal arts coursework,
this collection explores cultural differences, contributions and
influences in our global community. This set includes 150 journals.
A custom collection of nearly 200 journals providing robust coverage of
environmental issues and policies, including diverse perspectives from
the scientific community, governmental policy makers, as well as
With more than 100 full-text magazines and journals covered in
databases such as the Wilson Art Index and RILM, this collection will
provide your students with resources to support research in areas such
as drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.
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.
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.
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.
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
A general interest database that integrates a variety of sources. Find
articles from newspapers, reference books, and periodicals, many with
full-text and images. Find the latest current events, popular culture,
business and industry coverage, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies,
"GlobalHealthFacts.org, a project of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, provides free, up-to-date and easy-to-access data by country on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and other key health and socio-economic indicators."
"The Global Legal Information Network (GLIN) is a public database of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations. These GLIN members contribute the official full texts of published documents to the database in their original language. Each document is accompanied by a summary in English and subject terms selected from the multilingual index to GLIN. All summaries are available to the public, and public access to full texts is also available in participating jurisdictions."
The UCLA Globalization Research Center-Africa (GRCA) GlobaLink-Africa
Online Curriculum is an interactive online resource for thinking
critically about globalization and its relationship to Africa, Africans
and United States-Africa policy.
Google Scholar provides access to scholarly literature on the web. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations. If Calvin has access to an electronic journal, links to the articles in that journal will appear in Google Scholar
A wealth of online resources maintained by the Government Printing Office, the official distributor of all U.S. government information for all three branches of government. GPO Access will cease to exist sometime in mid-2011
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.