Communication & Mass Media Complete offers access to journals covering communication, mass media, linguistics, discourse, rhetoric, sociolinguistics, communication theory, language, logic, organizational communication and other closely related fields of study.
Among its more than 3,600 terms covering all aspects of art, ArtLex provides basic definitions of art terms, numerous illustrations, quotations, and pronunciation notes, and links to other Web resources. The site defines more than 1,700,000 words found in more than 200 dictionaries and glossaries.
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.
Provided by the American Psychological Association, PsycINFO offers access to international literature in psychology and related disciplines including psychiatry, education, business, medicine, nursing, pharmacology, law, linguistics, and social work. When you search PsycINFO, you are also searching the Proquest Psychology Journals database and the PsycARTICLE database.
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.
CINAHL provides indexing for journals about nursing and related fields. It offers access to health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, audiovisuals, book chapters and more.
Web of Science is the world's largest, high-quality interdisciplinary database back to 1965. All subject areas are covered, but the sciences are covered very well. WoS is easy to use, but it has many advanced features that make it an excellent tool for advanced researchers. See the Web of Science page for searching instructions.
You can search all these databases, or select only one.
Web of Science (Arts & Humanities Index, Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Index)
BIOSIS (the leading biological sciences database)
Current Contents (current awareness database covering more than 7,000 journals)
The Social Sciences Abstracts database offers abstracting and indexing of a wide assortment of English-language journals which pertain to the latest concepts, trends, opinions, theories, and methods from both applied and theoretical aspects of the social sciences.
The CRCPI is an index to periodicals which are official publications of the Christian Reformed Church or its institutions, or periodicals which have a significant number of contributors who are affiliated with the CRC or its institutions including the Calvin Theological Journal and The Banner.
CARD provides access to articles, essays, and lectures dealing with John Calvin and Calvinism from the 16th century to the present. The database is interdisciplinary and international, containing scholarly material in English, French, and German, among other languages.
Ulrichsweb is a source of detailed information on periodicals including academic and scholarly journals and peer-reviewed titles. Ulrich's records provide abstracting & indexing coverage and full-text database coverage.
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.
The Aria Database is actually three databases in one, linking from its home page to the Ensemble Database and the Opera Role Database. Altogether, the three contain full text of hundreds of arias, operas, translations, and composer bios, as well as links to over 300 MIDI files.
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.
The HLSI identifies sermons contained in
books owned by the Hekman Library. Find sermon citations based on scripture passage, author, title, keyword, or subject and then use the call number to locate
the book on shelf.
An international list for locating links to archival Web sites. Lists over 5000 archival sites with information on holdings of manuscripts, archives, rare books, and historical photographs. Organized geographically.
EEBO contains page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473–1700. EEBO covers more than 30 languages from Algonquin to Welsh.
Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) is a source of documents and articles devoted to research, analysis and scholarship on international politics and related fields, including global finance, diplomatic practice, humanitarian law, development studies, and environmental studies.
This is a free sheet music website for choral musicians. There are a myriad of contributors and editors, and the content follows a wiki model. Content includes original texts with sources and translations; cross indexing of choral music by musical genre, period, and number and voicing of choral parts; composer information; description and performance considerations (in some cases); and lastly, contents of collections of choral music.
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.
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Chemical Abstracts (SciFinder Scholar) is the premiere database for chemistry, providing millions of journal article citations from nearly 9,500 international scientific journals. "SciFinder Scholar" is the search engine software needed to access this database.
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 60+ titles and they span all subject areas.
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.