PubChem is an open chemistry database at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). (“Open” means that you can put your scientific data in PubChem and others may use it). PubChem is a key chemical information resource for scientists, students, and the general public. Records are contributed by government agencies, chemical vendors, journal publishers, and more.
ECCO provides access to the digital images of every page of thousands of books published during the 18th Century. With full-text searching, it gives researchers access to critical information in the fields of history, literature, religion, law, fine arts, and science.
SAGE Publishing produces hundreds of journals in business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology and medicine, with additional journals published on behalf of learned societies and institutions.
Gale eBooks is a collection of authoritative ebooks, encyclopedias, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Individual titles may be searched by logging into the database and then narrowing to a specific title.
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 standard source for statistical data on U. S. History, with 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.
SciFinder is the interface to the database of chemistry literature, Chemical Abstracts. It provides full-text access to the world's most comprehensive and authoritative source of substances and reactions in chemistry and related sciences. In addition to the reference, substance, reaction and supplier content found in CAS SciFinder®, CAS SciFinder-n includes relevance-ranked results, step-by-step procedures and protocols, citation mapping, biosequence searching, retrosynthetic analysis, patent landscape mapping, touch-screen enabled structure drawing and much more—all accessible in a simple, easy-to-use interface.
You must be a Calvin student in order to use this database, and you will need to request registration from this page before using the site for the first time.
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.
The NCJRS Virtual Library and Abstracts Database presents bibliographic records and abstracts for thousands of criminal justice publications, including Federal, State, and local government reports, books, research reports, journal articles, and unpublished research. Links to full-text online resources are provided when and where available.
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.
NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) is a cross-database search engine for multiple life science databases. Some of the subjects covered include: gene sequences, molecular structure, proteins, and nucleotides.
CiteSeerX is an evolving scientific literature digital library and search engine that has focused primarily on the literature in computer and information science. CiteSeerX aims to improve the dissemination of scientific literature and to provide improvements in functionality, usability, availability, cost, comprehensiveness, efficiency, and timeliness in the access of scientific and scholarly knowledge.
The Aquatic and Invasive Plant Information Retrieval System (APIRS) includes annotated citations to peer-reviewed and gray literature and reports, with aquatic, wetland and natural area invasive plants as the focus.
INSPIRE is a trusted community hub that helps researchers to share and find accurate scholarly information in high energy physics (HEP). It serves as a one-stop information platform which provides users with high quality, curated content covering the entire corpus of HEP literature, conferences, institutions, journals, researchers, experiments, jobs and data.
Ingenta Connect offers a comprehensive interdisciplinary collection of academic and professional research articles - providing researchers with access to millions of full text electronic articles from thousands of publications.
Physical Review Online Archive, or PROLA provides access to the following: Physical Review Series I and II (1893-1969), Physical Review A - D (1970-2016), Physical Review E (1993-2016), Physical Review Letters (1958-2016), and Reviews of Modern Physics (1929-2016).
At the end of each calendar year, PROLA adds another year of content.
The Handbook of Latin American Studies is a bibliography on Latin America consisting of works selected and annotated by scholars and edited by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress. Each year scholars from around the world choose thousands of works for inclusion alternating between the social sciences and the humanities.
arXiv is a free distribution service and an open-access archive for scholarly articles in the fields of physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance, statistics, electrical engineering and systems science, and economics.
The SOA/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) is a digital library portal for researchers in astronomy and physics operated by the Smithsonian Atrophysical Observatory (SAO). It maintains three databases which cover publications in astronomy and astrophysics, physics, and the arXiv e-prints.
The Thesaurus Linguae Graecae online is a digital collection of most literary texts written in Greek from Homer to the fall of Byzantium in AD 1453. The library no longer has a subscription to TLG, but you can access the Abridged TLG, the Canon bibliographies, and TLG’s lexica without a subscription.
Please note that each user will be asked to create a user profile (login name and password).
Wright American Fiction is considered the most comprehensive bibliography of American adult fiction of the 18th and 19th centuries. It includes full-text works by well known writers along with lesser known writers whose works were popular in their own time.
Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals contains the table of contents for 45 British periodicals, many of which are not indexed elsewhere. Hekman Library owns this index on CD-ROM and in print. (See full annotation for further access information).
The Seventh-day Adventist Periodical Index provides citation indexing to past and current Seventh-day Adventist journals and magazines from 1973 to the present. The index is produced at the James White Library, Andrews University under the auspices of the Association of Seventh-day Adventist Librarians.
The RBL database, expanded weekly, contains thousands of published reviews. It is considered the most comprehensive review of monographic literature in the field of biblical and related studies. All reviews are available in full text.
The PubMed database contains more than 30 million citations and abstracts of biomedical literature. PubMed was developed and is maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) , at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) , located at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It facilitates searching across several NLM resources, including MEDLINE, PubMed Central, and Bookshelf. A well-known medical resource, PubMed's resources are extensive, authoritative, and offer complex searching options. Coverage in this database extends from the 1940s to the present day.
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.
Alumni of the college and seminary have access to Project MUSE by logging in to their library account using their Alumni library card barcode. See the Guests and Alumni page for details.
Project Gutenberg is a library containing tens of thousands of public domain eBooks. Choose to download them or read them online. You will find the world's great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired.
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 National Academies Press (NAP) publishes the reports of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The NAP publishes more than 200 books a year on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and medicine, providing authoritative, independently-researched information on important matters in science and health policy.
Produced by the Modern Language Association (MLA), the MLA International Bibliography is the definitive index for the study of language, literature, linguistics, rhetoric and composition, folklore, and film, covering scholarly publications from the early 20th century to the present. International in scope, it includes citations to journal articles, books, articles in books, series, translations, scholarly editions, websites, and dissertations, with links to full text in JSTOR, Project MUSE, and other resources.
MEDLINE is a bibliographic database of life sciences and biomedical information, produced by the National Library of Medicine (NLM, United States). It contains millions of references to journal articles in life sciences with a concentration on biomedicine. It indexes literature published from 1966 to the present.
MathSciNet is an electronic publication offering access to a carefully maintained and easily searchable database of reviews, abstracts and bibliographic information for much of the mathematical sciences literature. Over 125,000 new items are added each year, most of them classified according to the Mathematics Subject Classification.