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.
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.
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.
ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) is an authoritative database of indexed and full-text education literature and resources. Sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education, it is essential tool for education researchers of all kinds.
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.
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.
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.
Early English Books Online (EEBO) contains digital page images and searchable, full-text transcriptions of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700.
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.
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.
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+ reference titles, and they span all subject areas, with strengths in the humanities.
CMPI is an index of articles from Canadian music journals, newsletters and magazines provided by the Library and Archives Canada. The CMPI database indexes content dating from the late-19th century to the present day.
This index covers the huge volume of scholarly or peer-reviewed literature in the field of physical education from kinesiology, fitness tests and motor learning to recreation, sports equipment and coaching. This wide ranging database will help locate articles on sports psychology/sociology as well as physical and occupational therapy.
Established by the American Geosciences Institute, GeoRef provides access to the most comprehensive geoscience literature of the world. It includes references to all publications of the U.S. Geological Survey. Master's theses and doctoral dissertations from US and Canadian universities are included. Coverage for North American resources starts in 1669, and worldwide coverage in 1933.
Education Abstracts is an education research database providing high-quality indexing and abstracts for hundreds of journals. Coverage spans all levels of education and includes adult education, multicultural education and teaching methods.
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Chemical Abstracts (SciFinder®) is the premiere database for chemistry, providing millions of journal article citations from nearly 9,500 international scientific journals. "SciFinder" is the search engine software needed to access this database.
Europa World Plus is the online version of the Europa World Year book and the Europa Regional Surveys of the World. Each country entry contains impartial economic, political and geographic background information and statistical data. It is updated regularly.
Early American Imprints, Series I. Evans is a full-text collection of virtually every book, pamphlet and broadside published in America from 1639-1800. It is a definitive resource for researching every aspect of 17th- and 18th-century America.
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.
Electronic Collections Online is a collection of peer-reviewed, full-text journal articles with images in a variety of subject areas including biology, chemistry, economics, mathematics, medicine, psychology, science and technology.
APA PsycARTICLES is a database of full-text articles from nearly 100 English language journals published by the American Psychological Association, the APA Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association, and Hogrefe Publishing Group. When you search APA PsycARTICLES, you are also searching the ProQuest Psychology Database and the APA PsycINFO database.
The Readers' Guide Abstracts database is for educators, students, and library patrons who seek comprehensive current events coverage and curriculum support related periodicals. It indexes popular and general interest periodical literature from 1983 to the present.
Govinfo.gov provides free public access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government. Legislative, executive, and judicial content includes bills, statutes, congressional committee materials, proceedings of Congress, presidential and regulatory materials, opinions from U.S. courts, along with curated collections and digitized historical content.
Published by the Association of Christian Librarians, this database indexes journal articles and book reviews written from an evangelical Christian perspective or of interest to the evangelical community.
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.
Oxford Music Online includes as its foundation the premiere music encyclopedia, Grove Music Online, as well as the Oxford Companion to Music and the Oxford Dictionary of Music. It offers extensive, peer-reviewed coverage and summary sources on different music, musicians, music-making, and music scholarship; it is also searchable by topic, instrument, era, region, place type, and occupation.
Note: There is a sign-in limit of three simultaneous users. This means that if three people are signed in at once, a fourth user will have to wait in line until at least one person signs out and a log-in becomes available.
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.
Index to Legal Periodicals and Books provides high-quality indexing for the most important English-language legal information, including scholarly articles, symposia, jurisdictional surveys, court decisions, books, book reviews 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.
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.
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.
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 Psychology Database is a highly accessible resource for students, teachers, and researchers with full text from leading psychology and psychosomatic publications, and diverse sources of content including dissertations and training videos to help new students bridge theory with practice.
Essay and General Literature Index offers access to essays contained in numerous anthologies and collections. Coverage spans the entire range of the humanities and social sciences, including literary works, art history, drama, and film from 1985-current.
EconLit provides citations and selected abstracts, and covers topics including regional and international economics, urban economics, economic development, fiscal and monetary theory, business and public finance.
Library Literature & Information Science Index is a bibliographic database covering essential library and information science journals. It indexes hundreds of journals covering all related subjects, including librarianship, classification and cataloging.
SpringerLink is an integrated full-text database for journals and books published by Springer. Disciplines covered include: architecture & design, biomedical sciences, business & management, chemistry, earth sciences & geography, economics, education & language, engineering, environmental sciences, food science & nutrition, medicine, philosophy, physics, psychology, public health, and social sciences.
Historical Abstracts is the definitive index of literature covering world history (excluding the United States and Canada) from the 15th century to the present. Indexing thousands of journals in over 40 languages, it is an invaluable bibliographic database for history students. Topics include military history, women’s history, history of education, and much more.
Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker, 1801-1819, is a definitive resource for teaching and researching the Early National Period in American History. This full-text digital collection contains virtually every book, pamphlet and broadside published in America during the first two decades of the 19th century. Subjects covered range from history, literature and culture to politics, government and society.
CQ Researcher is a definitive reference resource for research in American government, politics, history, public policy, and current affairs. It includes coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the economy.