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.
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.
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.
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.
Europa World Plus provides authoritative and current analytical information about countries and international organizations. Country overviews include historic, economic, trade, and political information.
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.
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.
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,
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
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.
Health & Wellness Resource Center with Alternative Medicine is a comprehensive resource for libraries, schools, and hospitals that provides integrated access to medical, statistical, health, and related information.
Health Reference Center Academic
provides full text access to nursing, allied health
and medical journals; consumer health magazines; newsletters;
pamphlets; newspaper articles; topical overviews; and reference books.
HeritageQuest Online includes all of the images, and extensive
indexing, from the 1790 - 1930 U.S. federal censuses. It offers more
than 22,000 digitized book titles, including early family histories and
local histories. Additionally, there are more than 250 primary-source
documents such as tax lists, city directories, probate records and
more. It also includes Periodical Source Index (PERSI), Revolutionary
War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files, the Freedman’s
Bank Records, and the U.S. Serial Set Private Relief Actions, Memorials
Independent Voices is a four-year project to digitize over 1 million pages from the magazines, journals, and newspapers of the alternative press archives of participating libraries. It is the inaugural product of Reveal Digital of Ann Arbor, Michigan. They are focusing on late-1960s underground/alternative press publications, whose authors include: “feminists, dissident GIs, campus radicals, Native Americans, anti-war activists, Black Power advocates, Hispanics, LGBT activists, the extreme right-wing press and alternative literary magazines".
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.
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.
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.
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 London Times has offered readers in-depth, award-winning and objective coverage of world events since its creation in 1785, and is the oldest daily newspaper in continuous publication! The archive supports research across multiple disciplines and areas of interest: in business, humanities, political science, philosophy and numerous other subjects with coverage of all major international historical events.
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
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 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 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.
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.
is both a knowledge repository and a space for discussion and
networking among those with an interest in the “next billion”―the next
billion to rise from the base of the economic pyramid
(BOP) as participants in healthy economies, and the next billion in
profits for businesses, from multinational to microenterprises, to earn
by selling to underserved markets."
Case studies and project lists from all over the world are excellent.
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.
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:
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.