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.
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
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.
A free resource produced by the National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. It offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere.
MeLCat is a state-wide database representing the holdings of nearly every library in Michigan - more than 6 million unique book titles. When you search MeLCat, you can request that an item be sent to Hekman Library for pick up at the main circulation desk on 2nd floor. The turn around time is 3-5 days.
In many cases, MeLCat will replace InterLibrary Loan, especially for books held in Michigan libraries. InterLibrary Loan is still the preferred method of delivery for books held outside Michigan and for all journal article requests.
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.
Ministry Matters offers practical inspiration for preachers, teachers, and worship leaders. It includes thousands of original articles and blogs, unique book reviews, and weekly worship and preaching helps. In addition, there are full text commentaries for student research such as The New Interpreter's Bible and Abingdon Old and New Testament Commentaries.
This new research resource will be of primary interest to seminary students.
NOTE: We have capability for only 10 simultaneous users. If you are turned away you may have to wait a few minutes until a spot opens up.
Mintel market research reports on the behaviors and lifestyles of major consumer groups including purchasing motivations and product/brand preferences. Industry reports include market conditions like market size, market segmentation, brand share, forecasts and trends. Coverage is US.
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.
The NASA Technical Reports Server provides access to NASA's current and historical technical literature. NTRS searches three major collections: NACA (1915-1958), NASA (1958-present), and NASA Image eXchange (NIX) (1900-present). Search results include: conference papers, images, journal articles, photos, meeting papers, movies, patents, research reports, and technical videos.
The National Academies Press was created under a charter granted by the United States Congress to publish the reports issued by the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council.
Features a free world music podcast; "World Music Profiles," with weekly audio interviews and new music features; a vast world music directory, searchable by artist's name, genre, album, or country, and much more.
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.
The Hekman Library has electronic access to articles from all journals published by the Nature Group, which is a publisher of scientific and medical information in print and online. NPG publishes journals, online databases, and services across the life, physical, chemical and applied sciences and clinical medicine.
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.
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.
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.
Featuring 945 alphabetically arranged entries, this is an indispensable
biographical and critical guide to American art and artists from colonial times to
contemporary postmodernism. The dictionary also provides entries on people connected with the American art scene and notable American institutions.
The 4,000 entries provide rich detail on all aspects of the Renaissance in 14th to 17th century Europe, including comprehensive coverage of the art, literature, science, culture, philosophy, religion, economics, history, and conflict of the period. The text explores the influence that this intense intellectual and cultural revival continues to have on modern thought and society.
From “Apple Pie” to “Zombie”, this encyclopedia covers the significant events, inventions, and social
movements in American history that have affected the way Americans
view, prepare, and consume food and drink.
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.
Indepth survey of the history of music from 750 A.D. through the end of the Millennium in 6 volumes. Ties the history and analysis of music to social, political, economic, and cultural developments in Europe and North America, primarily.
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.
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:
PAIR brings together a scholastic, eclectic group of Internet materials in a tightly organized, well-cataloged, and easily accessible format. Covers Asia from Turkey to Japan including links in English and local languages. PAIR includes a wide variety of social science and humanities disciplines.
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.