The standard source for statistical data on U. S. History, with over 37,000 data sets on topics ranging from
migration and health to crime and the Confederate States of America. Includes essays placing the data in historical context.
ICPSR acquires, preserves, enhances, and distributes original social science research data for research and instruction. In addition, ICPSR provides resources for training in quantitative analysis methods.
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.
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 iPOLL Databank is a comprehensive, up-to-date resource for US public opinion poll data.
About the Roper Center Archives
The largest collection of poll data anywhere—1935 to present, all US polling firms, broad topical coverage of opinions and behavior on social issues, politics, pop culture, international affairs, and more. International datasets are available for immediate download, as well.
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
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!
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.
This world-class bibliographic database provides coverage on subjects such as librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. LISTA indexes nearly 600 periodicals plus books, research reports, and proceedings. With coverage dating back to the mid-1960s, it is the oldest continuously produced database covering the field of information science.
The online version of LRGis based on the fifth print edition and is updated regularly. It includes over 1,000 entries, which refer to nearly
1,600 additional books, articles, and electronic resources. Full text reviews are also included. This is a good collection development tool as well as an excellent roadmap of the literary research process for upper-level students through faculty.
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.
Citations from approximately 4,800 worldwide journals with approximately 13 million references to journal articles in life sciences and a concentration on biomedicine. The majority of the publications covered in MEDLINE are scholarly journals from 1966 to the present.
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.
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
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.
Mintel Oxygen provides access to consumer, market, and industry analyses.
More than 600 report titles covering UK, European, US and International consumer markets are added to Mintel Oxygen every year.
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.
EnergyFiles searches more than five hundred databases and Web sites containing information and resources pertaining to science and technology of interest to the Department of Energy, with an emphasis on the physical sciences.
The United States Department of Commerce National Technical Information Service (NTIS) serves as the largest central resource for government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business related information available today. Included are citations for more than 3 million publications in more than 350 subject areas.
Naxos Jazz Music Library offers a mixed selection of jazz legends and contemporary jazz. More than 65,000 tracks from over 6,000 albums are offered. The recordings in Naxos Music Library Jazz come from over 200 labels, and include the catalogue of Blue Note Records, Warner Jazz, EMI, Fantasy, and others.
Naxos Music Library Jazz streams music via the Internet directly from Naxos' servers. A sophisticated search engine enables the user to select and listen to music (individual tracks or whole CDs) through his or her computer, using headphones or speakers.
Naxos advertises itself as "The World's Leading Classical Music Group." It enables users to listen to more than 5,000 CDs in near CD quality sound one track at a time. NML releases around 200 new CD recordings annually. Genres included are instrumental, orchestral, chamber music, choral, opera, musical, jazz, blues, rock, world, new age, and more. Playlists can be created by students and professors for private use or for in-class discussion and analysis.
Naxos also offers composer biographies, artist information, custom institutional playlists, free mobile apps, and work analyses of major works.
Naxos Music Library streams music via the Internet directly from Naxos' servers. A sophisticated search engine enables the user to select and listen to music (individual tracks or whole CDs) through his or her computer, using headphones or speakers.
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.
Fulltext is available up to about a week ago. Searching for articles is possible for the entire NYT, but the actual article must be acquired through some other means. The library does have the entire NYT on microfilm. Ask at the Research Assistance Desk, 2nd floor.
This database has two sections: 1851-1980 & 1981-Present. Personal payment is required to view articles in the 1851-1980 section. The library does not pay for this service. Articles may be viewed free of charge in the 1981-Present section.
The library has the NYT on microfilm back to 1851. Microfilm is located on the south side of the 2nd floor.
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.
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 gateway to Oxford's premiere music publications, including the fundamental New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians (2001), The Oxford Companion to Music (2002), The Oxford Dictionary of Music (2006), TheNew Grove Dictionary of Opera (1992), and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz (2001).
In this database, you can find articles on music history, instruments, composers, institutions, performers, and genres.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ProQuest Psychology Journals™ provides
abstracts and indexing for more than 710 titles, with over 570 titles
available in full text.Additionally, the database includes 4,000 full text
dissertations spanning 2000 through 2006. When you search this database, you are also searching the PsycARTICLES database and PsycINFO.
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.