The Oxford Research Encyclopedias (OREs) offer long-form overview articles written, peer-reviewed, and edited by leading scholars. The OREs cover both foundational and cutting-edge topics in order to develop an anchoring knowledge base for major areas of research across the humanities, social sciences and sciences. Multi-media features embedded in the articles, along with cross-referenced links to related content, will further expand the utility and scope of the OREs.
Currently, Hekman Library subscribes to four subject areas: Climate Science, Communication, Encyclopedia of Social Work, and International Studies.
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.
Lens provides a patent and scholarly search for nearly all of the patent documents in the world, integrated with scholarly and technical literature along with regulatory and business data. Patent Lens has a better search interface than the United States Patent & Trademark database.
PhilPapers is a unique scholarly resource which includes: a comprehensive index of the research literature in philosophy, an open access archive of this research, a structured bibliography of the field, and an online community of philosophers.
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.
Poetry & Short Story Reference Center is a rich full-text database of hundreds of thousands of classic and contemporary poems, plus thousands of short stories, biographies, essays, lesson plans and learning guides. It also includes high-quality videos and audio recordings from the Academy of American Poets and other sources.
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.
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.
Covers information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry and psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods. Includes many journals also indexed in PsycINFO. Especially strong in child and adolescent psychology and counseling.
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.
PTSDpubs (formerly called PILOTS) is produced by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD. This open-access database provides citations and abstracts to the worldwide literature on PTSD and other psychological effects of trauma, with coverage from 1871 to present.
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.
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.
PubMed Central (PMC) is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM). It contains more than 5 million full-text records, spanning several centuries of biomedical and life science research, from the late 1700s to present.
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.
Referencia Latina's intuitive, theme-based Spanish-language interface is designed to make content readily accessible to non-English users. This full-text Spanish-language database covers a broad array of subjects inside and outside academia. It offers content from a variety of sources, including reference books, general interest magazines and health reports. Daily updates ensure availability of the most current articles from a dozen prominent newspapers and newswires from 12 Latin American countries.
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.
RIA Checkpoint is an important accounting resource, delivering comprehensive tax and accounting content from leading industry experts like RIA, WG&L, IBFD, EBIA and more. It also integrates content with additional tools.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Small Business Reference Center offers exclusive full text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as tools to address many small business topics. It includes business videos, a help and advice section, and details on how to create business plans.
Social Explorer is a suite of online tools and data that allow users to visually explore hundreds of thousands of data indicators across demography, economy, health, religion, crime, and more. Users can visualize and interact with data, create reports and downloads for offline processing.
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.
ProQuest Sociology covers the international literature of sociology and social work, including culture and social structure, history and theory of sociology, social psychology, substance abuse and addiction, and more. Note: When searching this database, you are also searching Sociological Abstracts and Social Services Abstracts.
The South Asia Open Archives (SAOA) is a rich and growing collection of historical and contemporary primary sources in the arts, humanities, and social sciences from and about South Asia. It includes important Colonial-era administrative and trade reports and newspapers dealing with themes of caste and social structure, social and economic history, women and gender, and more. This collection has been developed through a collaborative initiative involving US research libraries and partners from South Asia.
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.
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.
The liberation of Southern Africa and the dismantling of the Apartheid regime was one of the major political developments of the 20th century, with far-reaching consequences for people throughout Africa and around the globe. This collection focuses on the complex and varied liberation struggles in the region, with an emphasis on Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. It brings together materials from various archives and libraries throughout the world documenting colonial rule, dispersion of exiles, international intervention, and the worldwide networks that supported successive generations of resistance within the region.
The Complete Prose of T.S. Eliot: The Critical Edition gathers for the first time in one place the collected, uncollected, and unpublished prose of one of the most prolific writers of the twentieth century. The result of a multi-year collaboration among Eliot's Estate, Johns Hopkins University Press, and others, this eight-volume critical edition dramatically expands access to material that had been restricted or inaccessible for almost 50 years. The edition includes all of Eliot's collected essays, reviews, lectures, commentaries from The Criterion, and letters to editors. Other highlights include essays from his student years at Smith Academy and Harvard and his graduate work at Harvard and Oxford.