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  • Academic Search Complete is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, scholarly full-text database including peer-reviewed journals, full-text
    periodicals, reports, books, and much more. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full-text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. It includes over 13,690 indexed and abstracted journals and full-text for nearly 9,100 journals.

  • Full text of every article ever published by ACM and bibliographic citations from major publishers in computing.

  • Citations to articles in the major agricultural journals worldwide.

  • This bibliography assists in identifying methods and procedures helpful in supporting the development, testing, application, and validation of alternatives to the use of vertebrates in biomedical research and toxicology testing. 


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    America: History & Life provides a robust source of information focusing on the history and life of the United States and Canada. Selective indexing includes over a thousand journals dating back over 55 years.

  • Search for citations and abstracts through journals from the American Chemical Society.

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    Anthropological Literature is a comprehensive international resource for the fields of anthropology, archaeology and related interdisciplinary research. Specifically, this includes social and cultural anthropology, Old and New World archaeology, physical anthropology and anthropological aspects of related subjects, emphasizing Mesoamerican, Native American and Andean archaeology and ethnology.

  • ASSIA: Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts on the Web is an indexing and abstracting tool covering health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations and education. Updated monthly, ASSIA provides a comprehensive source of social science and health information for the practical and academic professional.

  • Premier database for literature on the science, technology & management of marine, freshwater, & brackish water environments & organisms.

  • Art & Architecture Complete offers cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for more than 780 academic journals, magazines and trade publications, as well as for over 230 books.

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    Art Abstracts provides comprehensive indexing and abstracts for more than 450 international art publications, including periodicals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins.

  • OCLC index of articles from the contents pages of journals in the fields of business humanities, medicine, popular culture, science, sociology, and technology.

  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index is a multidisciplinary database covering the journal literature of the arts and humanities.

  • BHA covers the current international literature on the history of art in Europe and the New World. BHA incorporates the complete contents of International Repertory of the Literature of Art (RILA) and Repertoire d'Art et d'Archeologie (RAA).

  • BIOSIS Previews is the world's most comprehensive reference database for life science research. It covers original research reports and reviews in traditional biological and biomedical areas. It also covers references to primary journal literature on vital biological research, medical research findings, and discoveries of new organisms.

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  • Use this site to search book reviews, read about the latest releases, watch author video clips, and learn about upcoming book events.

  • Included as part of the comprehensive coverage offered by Business Source Complete are indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals, dating back as far as 1886. In addition, searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,300 journals. Contains full-text journals in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics.

  • Cambridge Journals Online is the online Cambridge University Press’s collection of several journals across the sciences, social sciences and humanities. 

  • Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) is the most comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs. It publishes a wide range of scholarship from 1991 onward that includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs. 

  • CINAHL with Full Text (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health) provides full text for the top nursing and allied health literature available and covers a wide range of topics including nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines.  Print version: 1977-1981 

  • CLASE indexes documents published in Latin American journals specializing in the social sciences and humanities. PERIODICA covers journals specializing in science and technology. Contains bibliographic citations from documents published in 2,600 scholarly journals published in the Spanish, Portuguese, French and English languages. 

  • Communication & Mass Media Complete provides content in areas related to communication and mass media. CMMC incorporates the content of CommSearch (formerly produced by the National Communication Association) and Mass Media Articles Index (formerly produced by Penn State) along with numerous other journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study to create a research and reference resource encompassing the breadth of the communication discipline.

  • Citations to papers and poster sessions at major scientific meetings.

  • Consumer Health Complete provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. Includes full text for more than 250 health reference books and encyclopedias.

  • The CQ Almanac Online Edition brings together over sixty years of authoritative congressional reporting in one, easy-to-use resource. The site pairs all of the content from the print volumes with a number of exciting electronic features and functions that make navigating this immense amount of content fast and easy.

  • The definitive reference resource for research in American government, current affairs, history, politics, public policy, and data analysis for the social sciences. Search or browse across all CQ Press Library collections: CQ Almanac Online, CQ Researcher Online, CQ Weekly, Political Handbook of the World, Politics in America, and Supreme Court Yearbook.

  • The CQ Researcher explores a single "hot" issue in the news in depth each week.

  • Criminal Justice Abstracts includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to criminal justice and criminology. The increasing globalization of criminology is reflected in Criminal Justice Abstracts' coverage of hundreds of journals from around the world.

  • The Current Digest provides comprehensive coverage of national news, current events, economic developments and cultural events in Russia.

    The Digital National Security Archive contains the most comprehensive set of declassified government documents available.

  • Offers Academic Search Complete, MasterFile Complete, Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition, and many more. Several databases may be searched at once. Full text articles are offered in both HTML and PDF format on thousands of titles. 

  • EBSCOHost Integrated Search
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  • EconLit, the American Economic Association’s electronic database, is the world’s foremost source of references to economic literature. This database contains more than one million records, with citations and abstracts dating back to 1886. EconLit covers virtually every area related to economics.

  • Provides a cross-cultural database of information on the world's prehistory, organized by archaeological traditions.

  • Provides a cross-cultural database of information on all aspects of cultural and social life, organized into cultures and ethnic groups.

  • Digests of Environmental Impact Statements. Includes detailed abstracts of all environmental impact statements issued by the US government.

  • Search through EBSCO's database of scholarly e-journals.

  • Search the full text collection of 138 titles in management, marketing, engineering, and information science journals.

  • The Energy Citations Database (ECD) provides free access to over 2,479,000 science research citations with continued growth through regular updates.

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    An archival research resource containing the essential primary sources for studying the history of the film and entertainment industries, from the era of vaudeville and silent movies through to 2000.

  • Entrepreneurial Studies Source™ offers users full text for more than 125 key periodicals, 135 reference books, numerous case studies, thousands of company profiles and over 600 videos with transcripts and related articles from the Harvard Faculty Seminar Series and Vator.TV, one of the world's largest social network sites for high-tech entrepreneurs.

  • This resource offers deep coverage in the areas of  Agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, environmental law, environmental technology, geography, marine & freshwater science, natural resources, pollution & waste management, public policy, renewable energy sources, social impacts, and urban planning.  Includes more than 2.5 million records from thousands of domestic and international titles dating back over 100 years  with over a thousand active core titles.

  • This multidisciplinary database, provides unparalleled and comprehensive coverage of the environmental sciences. Abstracts and citations are drawn from over 6000 serials including scientific journals, conference proceedings, reports, monographs, books and government publications.

  • Provides access to educational literature and resources. This resource contains more than a million records and links to hundreds of thousands of full-text documents from ERIC back to 1966.


    The ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) database is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education to provide extensive access to educational-related literature. ERIC provides ready access to education literature to augment American education by increasing and facilitating the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research. ERIC provides coverage of journal articles, conferences, meetings, government documents, theses, dissertations, reports, audiovisual media, bibliographies, directories, books and monographs.


  • Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text is a comprehensive bibliographic and full text database covering the entire spectrum of television and film. Subject coverage includes film & television theory, preservation & restoration, writing, production, cinematography, technical aspects, screenwriting and reviews.

  • Rich in biographical, bibliographical, and critical content, the Literature Resource Center is the premier Internet resource for information on literary figures from all time periods writing in such genres as fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, history, journalism, and more.

  • The geology of North America is covered from 1669 to the present, and global coverage dates back to 1933. Over 3,500 journals are reviewed for indexing in the GeoRef database as well as books, maps, government reports, conference papers, theses and dissertations.

  • Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature, including articles, papers, theses, books, and reports.

  • Consists of records published by the GPO since July 1976. Includes references for documents to congressional committee reports and hearings, debates, documents from executive departments, and more.

  • Harper's Weekly;  the Civil War Era and Reconstruction I and II

  • Health Source Plus: Consumer Edition is a collection of consumer health information providing access to over 80 full text consumer health magazines. Also included in this database is searchable full text for current health-related pamphlets and nearly 130 full text health reference books, including books published by the People's Medical Society.

  • Over 500 scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines, coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong. Includes Stedman's Medical Dictionary.

  • HeritageQuest presents a varied and in-depth set of data for genealogists and historians. Includes data from all of the U.S. Censuses until 1930, an index of 6,500 local history and genealogy periodicals (PERSI), a database of Revolutionary War pension and bounty-land warrant, plus the full text of 25,000 local histories and family histories.

  • Contains 38 volumes of primary sources, includiing approximately one hundred documents covering the most significant events of the year. These documents range from presidential speeches, international agreements, and Supreme Court decisions to U.S. governmental reports, scientific findings, and cultural discussions.

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    Historical Abstracts covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) focusing on the 15th century forward, including world history, military history, women's history, history of education, and more.

  • Hoover's Online
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  • Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective offers a broad range of subject coverage in the humanities and social sciences—including anthropology, archaeology, art, family studies, law, music, performing arts and much more.

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    A comprehensive collection of Industry Market Research. IBISWorld is a powerful business tool to learn about existing clients or potential clients’ core industries of involvement & how changes to those industries can have an impact on you or your organization.

  • A computerized data bank containing statistical table of demographic and socioeconomic data for 227 countries and areas of the world.

  • Contains electronic resources for the study and teaching of Medieval and Renaissance studies.

  • Archive of selected scholarly journals in ecology, economics, history, mathematics, music, political science, statistics, and other humanities and social sciences.

  • The Law Journal Library contains legal periodicals covering more than 90 subject areas which are published in twenty-nine different countries, as well as all fifty U.S. states and the District of Columbia.

  • News, business, legal and reference information.

  • LISA is an international abstracting and indexing tool designed for library professionals and other information specialists.

  • This world-class bibliographic database provides coverage on subjects such as librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.

  • Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for hundreds of popular high school magazines and reference books, tens of thousands of biographies and thousands of primary source documents. MAS Complete also provides an Image Collection containing photos, maps, flags and color PDFs.

  • This multidisciplinary database provides full text for more than 2,000 general reference publications with full-text information dating as far back as 1922.

  • Summaries of mathematical research articles and books.

  • Designed to assist middle and junior high school students in learning how to research current events and information on a wide range of general topics.

  • Contains current news through a collection of periodicals, academic journals and other content for all branches of the military and government.

  • The MLA Directory of Periodicals offers detailed information on over 7,100 journals, with 4,400 currently indexed in the International Bibliography. The detailed entries include editorial contact information, as well as frequency, circulation, subscription prices and submission guidelines.

  • Subjects within the MLA International Bibliography consist of literature, language and linguistics, folklore, film, literary theory & criticism, dramatic arts, as well as the historical aspects of printing and publishing. Listings on rhetoric and composition and the history, theory and practice of teaching language and literature are also included.

  • Featuring digitized content from 1970 to the present, the Music Index contains cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts of articles about music, musicians and the music industry for more than 480 periodicals. It also provides selective coverage for more than 200 periodicals.

  • DNSA offers the most powerful research and teaching tool available in the area of U.S. foreign policy, intelligence and security issues since 1945. Over 55,000 of the most important, declassified primary documents – totaling more than 420,000 pages – are included in the database.


  • Selective index of articles in North Carolina periodicals.

  • Ovid Nursing database includes full-text content from current journals through  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, combined with a Nursing subset of MEDLINE.

  • Focuses exclusively on worldwide technical literature pertaining to the marine and brackish-water environment, and has long been recognized as a leading source of information on topics relating to oceans.

  • Ovid Nursing database includes full-text content from current journals through  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, combined with a Nursing subset of MEDLINE.

  • Collections cover Life Sciences, Mathematics & Physical Sciences, Medicine, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Law, and include some of the most authoritative journals in their fields.

  • OCLC index of papers presented at conferences worldwide.

  • Published in Philadelphia The Pennsylvania Gazette is considered The New York Times of the 18th century. It provides the reader with a first hand view of colonial America, the American Revolution and the New Republic, and offers important social, political and cultural perspectives of each of the periods.

  • The Philosopher's Index is a bibliographic database with informative, author-written abstracts covering scholarly research in all areas of philosophy.

  • Provides abstracts to physical education curricula, sports medicine, dance. Other coverage includes sport law, kinesiology, motor learning, recreation, standardized fitness tests, sports equipment, business and marketing, coaching and training, and sport sociology/psychology. Health education and physical therapy are also covered.

  • The PILOTS bibliographic database covers the Published International Literature On Traumatic Stress.

  • Public Library of Science (PLoS) is a nonprofit publisher that publishes the following titles: PLoS Biology, PLoS Medicine, PLoS Computational Biology, PLoS Genetics, PLoS Pathogens, and PLoS Clinical Trials. PLoS uses an Open Access model to publish, meaning that all journal issues are available free of charge online from the moment of publication. PLoS Biology has an Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) impact factor of 14.7.

  • Points of View Reference Center™ is a full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue.

  • Indexing and abstracting of 116 children's magazines.

  • Project MUSE is a unique collaboration between libraries and publishers providing 100% full-text, to high quality humanities, arts, and social sciences journals from scholarly publishers.

  • Provides access to databases in the sciences, social sciences, philosophy and education.

  • PsycARTICLES contains full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology from the American Psychological Association (APA). The database contains more than 164,000 articles from over 80 journals.

  • This database is the American Psychological Association (APA)'s renowned resource for abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books and dissertations. PsycINFO is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health, with ninety-nine percent of the covered material peer-reviewed.

  • Developed by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), PubMed is the most comprehensive biomedical research database, and a key resource used by scientists. Please see the PubMed Overview Sheet.

  • Readers' Guide Retrospective is a database containing comprehensive indexing of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and reflects the history of 20th century America.This resource offers a wide range of researchers access to information about history, culture, science and seminal developments across nearly a century.

  • This database provides coverage for full-text business publications, on a regional level, for the United States and Canadian provinces. Key resources include newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, trade publications, magazines and newswires, with full-text content coverage spanning over 22 years.

  • RILM is a comprehensive music bibliography featuring citations, abstracts, and subject indexing. Types of publications and media covered by RILM include: collections of essays, conference proceedings, critical editions of music, digital media, dissertations, journal articles, monographs, online resources, reference materials, reviews, technical drawings of instruments. Sound recordings and motion pictures that present the results of scholarly research or fieldwork are also included.

  • SAGE Journals Online offers full text access to journals in Communication Studies, Criminology, Education, Health Sciences, Management & Organization Studies, Materials Science, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Business, Humanities, Science and Technology. Includes Sage Journals Backfiles 1999-2009.

  • A multidisciplinary section of Web of Science covering scholarly literature of the sciences.

  • A comprehensive research database that provides easy access to full-text, science-oriented content. Designed to meet student researcher's needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources.

  • Offers access to most of the Elsevier Journal collection covering the sciences, business, child development, computer science, economics, history, hospitality, industrial technology, library and information science and tourism.

  • To acquire the registration link and instructions for registering for the web interface, contact Peter Fritzler (fritzlerp at uncw.edu) and/or Dan Pfohl (pfohld at uncw.edu). This resource is for UNCW students, faculty, and staff only.

    Premiere bibliographic and reference research tool for research in chemistry. SciFinder can be searched by research topic, substance identifier, chemical structure, chemical reaction, and/or author's name.

  • This resource offers a wide variety of information on small business and entrepreneurial subject areas, common business types, a help and advice section, and provides information on how to create business plans that lead to successful funding.

  • Multidisciplinary section of the Web of Science covering scholarly literature in the social sciences.

  • Current research focused on social work, human services and related areas, including social welfare, social policy and community development.

  • Citations to sociology journals and dissertations covering sociological topics in fields such as anthropology, economics, education, medicine, community development, philosophy, demography, political science, and social psychology.

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    International citations on exercise, physiology, physical education and fitness, sports and sports medicine.

  • SpringerLink offers online access to over 1400 fully peer reviewed journals and hundreds of ebooks in biomedicine, life science, clinical medicine, physics, engineering, mathematics, computer science, humanities, and economics.

  • Research designed for students in grades 6 through 12.

  • Indexes all journals from Taylor & Francis, Routledge and Psychology Press; more than 10,000 eBooks from Taylor & Francis, Routledge and Informa Healthcare.

  • Teacher Reference Center (TRC) provides indexing and abstracts for 280 peer-reviewed journals on many subjects for teachers needs, including: assessment, best practices, continuing education, current pedagogical research, curriculum development, elementary education, higher education, instructional media, language arts, literacy standards, school administration, science & mathematics, and teacher education.

  • The Times Digital Archive, 1785–2006 makes 221 years of this highly regarded resource available for students and researchers of 19th-, 20th-, and early 21st-century history, literature, culture, business, art and architecture, and more. Every complete page of every issue is full-text searchable — every headline, article, editorial, announcement, image and advertisement.

  • This database contains information about current events, social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics frequently discussed in the classroom. TOPICsearch contains full text for tens of thousands of articles from diverse sources, including international newspapers, periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets and government information.

  • Citations to articles, technical reports, theses on toxicological, pharmacological, biochemical and physiological effects of drugs and other chemicals.

  • This collection of databases offers an integrated, versatile research platform, it delivers easy access to high quality, diversified scholarly information in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities, as well as search and analysis tools that enhance this content.

  • The Web of Science database provides seamless access to current and retrospective multidisciplinary information from approximately 8,700 of the most prestigious, high impact research journals in the world.

  • A multidiscipinary collection of academic areas of study including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, psychology, law and criminology, life sciences, and business.

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    WorldCat Local is our new discovery interface for finding articles, journals, books, music, videos, government documents and more.

  • Provides citations, abstracts, and indexing of the international serials literature in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, and public administration / policy.