Databases

Indexes and Databases

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Title

Description

*All EBSCO

Gateway to the list of 38 databases on the EBSCO platform. Search all or select a few

*All ProQuest

Gateway to the list of 16 databases on the Proquest platform. Search all or select a few

*Academic Search Complete (EBSCOhost)

Covers all subject areas. Over 13,690 indexed and abstracted journals, nearly 9,100 full-text, PDF content dating back as far as 1887, searchable cited references provided for more than 1,450 journals. Updated daily.

AGRICOLA

(1970 to present) Citations, links to full text if available. Indexing of books, journals. Produced by the National Agricultural Library.

*American Chemical Society

(1879 to present) Full text of ACS archives journals and some current journals. Indexing for all ACS titles to the present.

*American National Biography

Full text search of more than 18,000 biographies

*Annals of American History

(1755 to present)  Full text and multimedia primary source historical documents, speeches, events.  Search by time period, author, topic or keyword.

Annual Reviews

Citations only. Indexing for issues of "Annual Reviews" publications.

*Article1st (FirstSearch)

Citations only. Indexing for nearly 12,500 journals.

*ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials (EBSCOhost)

Includes more than 575,000 article citations from more than 1,679 journals (506 currently indexed), more than 239,000 essay citations from over 16,800 multi-author works, and more than 530,000 book review citations. Full text is provided for more than 294,000 electronic articles and book reviews.

*Biography Index

Biography Index cites biographical articles appearing in any of more than 3,000 periodicals. Includes citations to interviews, obituaries, collections of letters, diaries, memoirs, juvenile literature, book reviews, bibliographies and exhibition reviews. People covered range from antiquity to the present and represent all fields and nationalities.

*Biological & Agricultural Index Plus

Some full text and audio. Indexing for over 300 journals.

BRENDA-Comprehensive Enzyme Information Database

(Institute of Biochemistry at the University of Cologne) Data on enzyme function are extracted directly from the primary literature by scientists holding a degree in Biology or Chemistry. Each data set on a classified enzyme is checked manually by at least one biologist and one chemist. Links back out to related articles on PubMed.

*Britannica

Full text. Encyclopedia with links to Internet and related sources

*Business Source Complete (EBSCOhost)

(1922 to present) World's largest full text business database, provides full text for nearly 3,300 scholarly business journals, including full text for more than 1000 peer-reviewed business publications. Coverage includes virtually all subject areas related to business. Full text (PDF) for more than 300 of the top scholarly journals dating as far back as 1922. Updated daily

*Cambridge Histories Online

Over 250 volumes covering over 15 subject areas. A great history resource!

*Children's Literature Comprehensive Database

*Children's Literature Review

*Christian Periodical Index (EBSCOhost)

(Indexing 1956 to present) Citations to over 100 publications in the English language written from an evangelical perspective. List of full text available for journals in this index

*Chronicle of Higher Education

Access to the Chronicle

*CINAHL (EBSCOhost)

(1982 to present) Indexing, abstracts, links to Full Text, NNU ownership displayed. The Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature, covers over 1200 professional journals in nursing, healthcare books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, educational software in nursing, audiovisuals, and book chapters. EBSCO and Cinahl Information Systems recommend using the Cinahl Thesaurus that is supplied with the database in order to get the most accurate and targeted search results. This database is updated weekly.

*College Source´┐Ż Online

College Catalogs (25,931 institutions) in complete cover-to-cover, original page format. Searchable by geographic location, major and type of institution. Results include links to institution's web page, catalog, profile info, and Expedia map link to location.

*Contents1st (FirstSearch)

(1990 to present ) Citations only. Tables of contents for nearly 12,500 journals.

*Counseling and Therapy in Video

An online collection of videos available for the study of social work, psychology and other disciplines. There are currently 285 videos available.

*CQ Researcher

(1991-) Full text, in-depth, non-biased coverage of today's most important issues. Each report is on a single topic--more than 12,000 words of text and extensive bibliography. Updated weekly.

*CQ Weekly Report

(1983-) Full text, in-depth reports on congressional issues of Capitol Hill (Washington, D.C), plus a complete wrap-up of the previous week's news, including the status of bills in play, behind-the-scenes maneuvering, committee and floor activity, debates, and all roll-call votes. Continuously updated.

*Credo Reference

*Dissertations & Theses in Full Text (Proquest)

International and multidisciplinary in scope. Indexing and selective full text for content from 1797-1997. Full text for all dissertations and theses from 1997 to the present.

*ebrary

Search, browse, and read e-books in full text.

*EBSCO Ebooks

Search and browse e-books in full text.

eCIS - Idaho (Career Information Service)

Great source for career information!

*ECO (FirstSearch)

Full text. Electronic Journals Online

*Education Research Complete (EBSCOhost)

Full text for more than 1,400 education journals, 550 books and monographs, education-related conference papers, and indexing and abstracts for an additional 2,400 journals..

*EJS (EBSCO)

Some full text. Electronic Journals database.

ENVIRONMENT:NATIONAL LIBRARY

Database of information on a wide range of environmental issues including agriculture, air quality, biodiversity, climate change, energy, forests, marine resources, mining, pesticides, pollution, population, public lands, risk assessment, stratospheric ozone, waste management, water, wetlands, and other areas. Sponsored by the National Council for Science & the Environment

*ERIC (EBSCOhost)

(1966 to present) Citations and Abstracts. Dept. of Education Clearinghouses database. Indexes journals, research reports, books, dissertations

ERIC (U.S. Department of Education)

(1966 to present) Citations and Abstracts. Dept. of Education Clearinghouses database. Indexes journals, research reports, books, dissertations

*Essay and General Lit. Index

Access to nearly 65,000 essays contained in some 5,300 anthologies and collections. Coverage spans the entire range of the humanities and social sciences, with subject coverage ranging from economics, political science, and history to criticism of literary works, art history, drama, and film.

*Gale Virtual Reference Library

Search 11 different subject encyclopedias

GPO Access

Core Government Documents- U.S.Government web site. Search databases for Congressional Register, US Code, Federal Register, etc.

*GPO Index

FirstSearch database for U.S. Federal Government publications including hearings, reports, congressional activity of all agencies. Some links to full text documents on web.

GPO Index

Government sponsored database for U.S. Federal Government publications including hearings, reports, congressional activity of all agencies. Some links to full text documents on web.

EBSCO GreenFILE

Access more than 600 titles, including comprehensive coverage for Bioscience (back to 1964), Conservation Biology (back to 1987), Journal of Ecology (back to 1913) and Journal of Environmental Planning & Management (back to 1948). Full text is provided for more than 4,600 records.

*Historical Newspapers-New York Times (1851-2004)

Full image of all newspaper contents. See New York Times for current issues.

Hymn Tune Index

Searchable database of English-language hymns found in sources printed in or before 1820. Searchable by tune, text, source and composer.

Idaho Government Documents

(1999-Present) Some full text. Searchable. I-Docs is a free online collection of digital and paper primary resources selectively chosen from published Idaho Government Documents.

Idaho Press Tribune

(1999 to present) View current issue and search archives of Nampa's newspaper.

Idaho Statesman

View current issue and search 7 day archive of Boise's newspaper

Idaho National Laboratory

Citations, links to full text if available.

ingenta

(1988 to present) Citations only. Free searching and browsing of more than 25,000 publications.

*JSTOR

Full text articles from journals in the Arts & Sciences I, Arts & Sciences III, Biological Sciences, and Business Collections.

*Learning Express

770 practice tests, tutorials, and eBooks related to job search and workplace skills improvement, career certification and licensing exam preparation, college entrance and graduate school admissions exam preparation, GED exam preparation, and basic skills improvement in reading, writing, and math, for all ages. You'll get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results..

*LexisNexis Academic

News, Legal Information, Company Information.

LiLI

Many full text articles. Access provided by the Idaho Commission for Libraries. (For Idaho residents)

*MEDLINE (EBSCO)

(1966 to present ) Citations, some full text. Indexing for medical, nursing, and health journals.

*Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print

Full text entries for Volumes 9 to the present. Searchable database of 2,000 testing instruments and reviews. Entries contain descriptive information (e.g., test purpose, publisher, pricing) and edited review(s) written by leading content area experts. To be included in the MMY, a test must be commercially available, be published in the English language, and be new or revised since it last appeared in the series.

*Micromedex (Thompson)

A wide range of clinical databases, including unbiased, referenced information about toxicology, diseases, acute care, and alternative medicine, drug identification and interactions, plus CareNotes System for patient care.

*Ministry Matters

Full text Bible commentaries and other resources for preaching and Christian ministry.

*MLA International Bibliography (EBSCOhost)

Over 1.8 million citations covering literature, language and linguistics, folklore, literary theory & criticism, dramatic arts, and the historical aspects of printing and publishing.

*Naxos Music Library

Stream over 50,000 discs and over 720,000 tracks of classical music.

NCJRS

Citations, links to full text if available. National Criminal Justice Reference Service Database. Summaries of more than 150,000 criminal justice publications, including Federal, State, and local government reports, books, research reports, journal articles, and unpublished research.

Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations

Index to theses and dissertations. Many available in full-text.

*Newspapers

Follow this link to visit the Newspapers page

*Newsbank

Full-text content of Idaho, regional and international news sources. Each newspaper has its own distinctive focus offering a variety of viewpoints on local and world issues. Paid advertisements are excluded.

*New York Times (Proquest)

New York Times (Proquest) 1980 to current. Full text

*New York Times(Newsbank)

New York Times (Newsbank) 2000 to current. Full text

*New York Times (Proquest)

New York Times (Proquest) 1857 to current with a 4 year delay. Full image

*NIST

Citations only. National Institute of Standards and Technology - Search for CA Registry numbers, authors, formulas, etc.

* NoveList

Fiction database that provides subject heading access, reviews, annotations, for over 125,000 fiction titles. Also includes other content of interest, such as Author Read-alikes, What We're Reading, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Annotated Book Lists. For school library media specialists and teachers there are Picture Book Extenders and articles on Teaching with Fiction.

*NoveList K8

Search children's literature by instructional unit, theme or topic. Access State Curriculum Standards and materials for all K-8 grade levels for picture books, children's "chapter" books and young adult titles as well as teacher resources for classroom instruction. Updated monthly.

*Oxford English Dictionary

Search the authoritative dictionary of the English-speaking world. Explains the origin of over 2.5 million words. Excellent resource for etymological analysis and word variants.

*Oxford Reference Online

Full text. Search over 100 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press.

*Oxford Scholarship Online / Religion

Full text searchable books on religion and philosophy.

*PapersFirst (FirstSearch)

(1993 to present) Citations only. Indexing for papers presented at conferences, workshops, and symposiums.

*Proceedings (FirstSearch)

(1993 to present) Citations only. Indexing of conference publications.

*Professional Development Collection (EBSCOHost)

For professional educators. Highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles, 200 educational reports..

*PsycINFO (EBSCOHost)

(1887 to present ) Abstracts, full text for APA journals in current 10 years. THESAURUS is only available in this view.Content produced by American Psychological Association.

*PsycARTICLES (EBSCOHost)

(1988 to present) Full text articles subset of PsycINFO database. THESAURUS is NOT available in this view. Content produced by American Psychological Association.

*Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection (EBSCOhost)

Coverage of more than 500 full text journals, including more than 450 peer-reviewed titles. Covers topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods. Nearly every full text title included in this database is indexed in PsycINFO. Updated daily

PubMed

National Library of Medicine database

Public Papers of the Presidents

(Hoover to Clinton) Full text, searchable database, hosted by University of Michigan. Volumes will be added as they become available.

*Regional Business News (EBSCOhost)

Comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. Updated daily.

*Religion and Philosophy Index (EBSCOhost)

Coverage of such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy. More than 300 full text journals, including more than 250 peer-reviewed titles.

Science.Gov

Search multiple science databases with a single search. Two major types of information are included´┐Żselected authoritative science Web sites and databases of technical reports, journal articles, conference proceedings, and other published materials. Gov't agencies include Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, NASA, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services plus many more.

Science Archives

Sponsored by HighWire Press at Stanford University. Search earth's largest free full text archive of science journals.

*SocIndex w/ Full Text

Full text for 708 journals dating back to 1908 and over 780 books/monographs. Nearly 2 million records.

*Social Work Abstracts

(1977 to present) Citations and Abstracts. Produced by National Association of Social Workers.

Social Work Information for Practice

Searchable database for finding journal articles, research, and professional information. Hosted by New York University's Silver School of Social Work. Updated regularly.

STAT-USA

Statistics, citations, links to full text if available. U.S. Department of Commerce site for U.S. business, economic and trade community. ***Available in library only. See librarian on duty at Information Desk for login assistance.***

*STN

(ChemAbstracts Searching) - Citations and abstracts. Contact Librarian at Ext. 8606 for appointment.

*Teacher Reference Center

Indexing and abstracts for 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators..

Thomas Register

Comprehensive online resource for finding companies and products manufactured in North America. Search by product, brand name or company name to get a listing.

USA Trade

Produced by STAT-USA and U.S. Census Bureau. U.S. export and import information on more than 18,000 commodities world wide, 24 hours a day, seven days a week ***Available in library only. See librarian on duty at Information Desk for login.***

*World Almanac (FirstSearch)

Full text

*Wall Street Journal (Proquest)

Wall Street Journal (Proquest) 1984 to current. Full text

*WorldCat (FirstSearch)

Citations, links to full text and NNU catalog if available. Simultaneous searching of over 30,000 library catalogs in 65 countries. Includes Treasure Valley university and public libraries. Request materials via Interlibrary loan.