Academic OneFile is an interdisciplinary database of peer-reviewed,
full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference
sources. Subjects covered are the physical sciences, technology,
medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, and literature.
Credo Reference is a premiere research database that takes the user beyond the basics of Google and Wikipedia. It offers hundreds of full text reference sources from highly reputable publishers like ABC-CLIO, Brill, Blackwell, and Cambridge University Press, just to name a few. Links help the user to cross-reference content across collections, topics, and publishers for the best contextual results.
A special feature of Credo are the Topic Pages, more than 10,000 in all. They present context and vocabulary around a subject and act as a starting point for research.
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a collection of authoritative encyclopedias,
dictionaries, directories, almanacs and other references accessed via one interface or individually. Individual titles may be searched by logging into the database and then narrowing to a specific title. See the full annotation for a list of titles owned by Hekman Library.
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
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
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!
Newspaper Direct Press Display gives access to newspapers from around the world in full-color, full-page format. The collection currently includes nearly 1,000 U.S. and international titles. Most have a 3-month back file.
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.
Launched in 2013, OATD provides fulltext access to freely available theses and dissertations from more than 600 universities around the world. At launch, OATD contained 1.6 million theses and dissertations.
Web of Knowledge offers access to the world’s leading scholarly literature in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities and examines proceedings of international conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions.
Worldcat is a catalog of materials found in hundreds of libraries throughout the world. There are currently over 62 million records in 400 languages extending back to as early as 1,000 B.C. WorldCat is updated daily. It is also available in a free internet version at WorldCat.org.