Research

Alphabetical List of Databases:

Academic OneFile Gale Virtual Reference Library LitFinder
Agriculture Collection Gardening, Landscape Massachusetts History
Biography In Context General Business File ASAP New York Times
Books and Authors General OneFile Nursing and Allied Health
Business and Company General Reference Center Gold Opposing Viewpoints In Context
Business Economics Theory Global Issues in Context Psychology Collection
Communications & Mass Media Health and Wellness Resource RDS Business Suite
Contemporary Literary Criticism Health Reference Center Academic
Criminal Justice Collection Home Improvement Collection
Culinary Arts Collection Hospitality, Tourism, and Leisure
Educators Reference Complete InfoTrac K-12 Junior Edition
Environmental Studies & Policy InfoTrac K-12 Student Edition
Expanded Academic ASAP Kids InfoBits
Fine Arts and Music Collection Literature Resources from Gale

General Reference, Magazines & Journals:

  • Academic OneFile
    Use this comprehensive periodical resource of full-text peer-reviewed content for over 10,000 manually indexed journals and reference works covering all subjects, including the full-text of The New York Times back to 1995 and NPR, CNN & CBC transcripts and podcasts.
  • Communications & Mass Media Collection
    A custom collection of more than 250 journals focused on all aspects of the communications field: key subjects covered include advertising and public relations, linguistics, and literature
  • Expanded Academic ASAP
    Use this database to find full-text scholarly journals, news magazines and newspapers for all academic disciplines.
  • General OneFile
    Use this comprehensive periodical resource for any subject. Coverage goes back to 1980- with over 9,200 titles (5,156 full-text).
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Over 20 full-text reference books covering the arts, biography, business, environment, history, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, geography, and science.
  • Gale Group Databases (InfoTrac Web)
    Extensive collection of databases and periodical indexes, with many full text magazine and journal articles online. Each database is listed separately on this page, but you can also search them all together.

Newspapers:

  • The New York Times
    Full-text of The New York Times from 1995- as a standalone file (also included in Academic OneFile).
  • Expanded Academic ASAP
    Use this database to find full-text scholarly journals, news magazines and newspapers for all academic disciplines.
  • General Reference Center Gold
    Use this general interest database for full-text and images from magazines, reference books, and newspapers for information on current events, popular culture, the arts and sciences, sports, etc.

Agriculture:

Agriculture Collection
With a strong emphasis on titles covered in the Agricola database, this collection of more than 400 titles is focused on agriculture and its related fields: from practical aspects of farming to cutting edge scientific research in horticulture. Over 20 Delmar titles provide in-depth coverage on agricultural related topics.

  • Gardening, Landscape & Horticulture Collection
    A collection of more than 100 journals focused on key issues in gardening, landscaping, and other areas of horticulture, with the addition of over 20 subject specific reference sources from Delmar, Cengage Learning, this collection provides information for gardening enthusiasts and professionals alike.

Arts:

  • Fine Arts and Music Collection
    Provides more than 150 full-text magazines and journals that are covered in indices such as the Wilson Art Index and RILM, this collection will provide support for research in areas such as drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.

Biography:

  • Biography In Context
    Use this database for over 400,000 biographies covering literary figures, science, multicultural studies, business, entertainment, politics, sports, government, history, current events and the arts. Indexes all print volumes of the series.
  • Biography Resource Center: African Americans
    A comprehensive database of biographical information on nearly 25,000 people from throughout history, and across all disciplines and subject areas. It combines more than 30,000 biographies from more than 60 volumes of 6 respected Gale sources including Contemporary Black Biography, Notable Black American Men, Notable Black American Women, Who’s Who Among African Americans, and many more, with more than 42,000 full-text articles from nearly 300 magazines including American History, Essence, Jet, and U.S. News & World Report. This powerful combination gives the researcher instant access to the wealth of biographical data compiled by Gale over more than 50 years, as well as more than 2,000 images, in-depth coverage of key events, and up-to-date reporting that can be found in magazines.
  • Contemporary Literary Criticism Select
    for author biographies

Business:

  • General Business File ASAP
    Use this database to research all business and management topics. Includes directory listings for over 150,000 companies, as well as investment analysts’ reports on major companies and industries.
  • RDS Business Suite
    Finding the relevant business answers has never been easier. Business Reference Suite, an exciting Web-based subscription service gives you balanced and highly focused full-text coverage of company and industry news, management practices, and market research information. By combining the complementary strengths of Business & Industry, Business and Management Practices, and TableBase Gale delivers a comprehensive business research package.
    Acknowledged for their own distinct focuses and areas of expertise, these databases form a core business reference collection featuring more than 1,400 leading worldwide business sources, plus tens of thousands of tables with strategic data. Suite coverage is over 60% full text, and over 45% international.
  • Business and Company Resource Center
    Business and Company Resource Center is a fully integrated resource bringing together company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals. The power to answer all types of business queries is at your fingertips with this resource. Unlike other business resources available online, this comprehensive database offers a dynamic research opportunity, providing accurate, up-to-date company and industry intelligence for thousands of firms. Business & Company Resource Center provides access to a wide variety of global business information including competitive intelligence, career and investment opportunities, business rankings, company histories and much more. Search this electronic resource to find detailed company and industry news and information.
  • Business Economics and Theory
    With a strong emphasis on titles covered in the EconLit database, this collection provides periodicals focusing on topics in economics. Perfect for business classes, with more than 450 full-text journals to support their research and regular feeds of videos from Forbes.com that contain business news coverage and interviews with CEO’s.

Careers:

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
    The online version, published every 2 years by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Includes information about a huge range of occupations including job titles, nature and conditions of work, training or certification required, prospects for growth, and typical salaries.

Do It Yourself

  • Home Improvement Collection This collection of more than 200 home-improvement focused titles covers such topics as architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and many more will meet the needs of hobbyists and professionals alike.

Education

  • Educator’s Reference Complete
    Use this mainly full-text collection of over 1100 periodicals and 200 reports for educational research from preschool to college. Every educational specialty can be found here including technology, health and bilingual education, testing, and issues in administration, funding and policy.
  • Criminal Justice Collection
    Whether studying to become a lawyer or law enforcement officer, paralegal, forensic scientist or for a career in Homeland Security, this collection rises to the challenge, this collection offers more than 700 journals..
  • Culinary Arts Collection
    he Culinary Arts Collection includes 250 major cooking and nutrition magazines as well as reference content from Delmar, Cengage Learning. Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.

Environmental:

  • Environmental Studies & Policy Collection
    Answers environmentally-related inquiries with coverage of more than 3.3 million articles from more than 700 journals and reference content from Delmar, Cengage Learning. Robust coverage of environmental issues and policies, including diverse perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policy makers, as well as corporate interests.

Genealogy:

  • Ellis Island Records
    Search passenger records of the 12 million immigrants who entered the US through the Port of New York/Ellis Island between 1892-1954. Sponsored by the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation.

Health:

  • Health Reference Center Academic
    Full-text database that provides full-text nursing & allied health journals, plus current and reliable personal health information.
  • Psychology Collection
    This collection gives individuals a basic understanding of the study of the mind, emotions and how the human mind develops and diminishes over time. Researchers will have access to nearly 500 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals – many cited in the PsycINFO index.
  • Nursing and Allied Health Collection
    Offers researchers looking for answers to nursing or allied health questions millions of articles found in over 1,100 journals. Provides full-text coverage of many of the titles cited in CINAHL.
  • Health and Wellness Resource Center
    Health and Wellness Resource Center provides instant access to carefully compiled and trusted medical reference materials. Includes nearly 400 health/medical journals, hundreds of pamphlets, over 700 health-related videos from partner Healthology, Inc., and articles from 2,200 general interest publications in addition to a broad collection of Gale reference titles. Material contained in this Resource Center is intended for informational purposes only.
  • Household Products Database
    This database links over 5,000 consumer brands to health effects from Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and allows scientists and consumers to research products based on chemical ingredients. The database is designed to help answer the following typical questions:
    – What are the chemical ingredients and their percentage in specific brands?
    – Which products contain specific chemical ingredients?
    – Who manufactures a specific brand? How do I contact this manufacturer?
    – What are the acute and chronic effects of chemical ingredients in a specific brand?
    – What other information is available about chemicals in the toxicology-related databases of the National Library of Medicine?
    Provided by the National Library of Medicine.
  • MedLinePlus
    Consumer health information, news and extensive resource database. Also in Spanish.
    Provided by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.
  • PubMed
    The National Library of Medicine’s gateway to over 14 million abstracts and citations for biomedical journal articles dating back to the 1950s. Links to sites providing full text articles. If full-text isn’t available online, ask the Reference Librarian about getting a copy through Interlibrary Loan!
    Provided by the National Library of Medicine.
  • TOXNET: Toxicology & Environmental Information
    SIS’s Toxicology and Environmental Health Information Program produces TOXNET, a collection of toxicology and environmental health databases that includes the Hazardous Substances Data Bank, HSDB, a database of potentially hazardous chemicals, TOXLINE¬†(containing references to the world’s toxicology literature), and ChemIDplus (a chemical dictionary and structure database). Haz- Map¬†links jobs and hazardous tasks with occupational diseases and their symptoms.
    Provided by the National Library of Medicine.

History & Current Events:

  • Global Issues in Context
    Global Issues in Context offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Featured are hundreds of continuously updated issue and country portals that bring together a variety of specially selected, highly relevant sources for analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, and cultural issues. Each of these gateway pages includes an overview, unique perspectives articles written by local experts, reference, periodical, primary source and statistical information. Rich multimedia including podcasts, video, and interactive graphs enhance each portal. Use Browse Issues and Topics, Country Finder, Basic Search or Advanced Search to explore the database.
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context
    Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today’s hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, the new solution features continuously updated viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.
  • U.S. History in Context
    Gale U.S. History in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History. The new solution merges Gale’s authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.
  • World History in Context
    Gale World History in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History. The new solution merges Gale’s authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.
  • American Memory
    American Memory provides free and open access to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America, serving the public as a resource for education and lifelong learning.
    Provided by the Library of Congress
  • Massachusetts History Online
    Use this collection for full-text articles from 50 magazines and local newspapers for coverage of Massachusetts people, places and historical events.

Homework Help:

  • Kids InfoBits
    Targeting the research needs of grades K-5 students. this resources incudes Blackbirch Press curriculum support references, 100 full-text age appropriate magazines and 2 newswires. Graphs, charts, maps and over 2,500 searchable images.
  • Junior Edition K-12
    Designed for junior high and middle school students. Includes mainly full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books covering current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
  • Student Edition
    Now with over 1,100 titles, cross searchable with eBooks, this periodical database is designed for high-school students with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers, podcasts, and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
  • Student Resources In Context
    Student Resources in Context offers easy access to award-winning content based on national curriculum standards. Covering all core curriculum areas, including history, literature, science, social studies, and more, this resource provides a premium selection of reference material, more than 1,100 full-text periodicals and newspapers, primary sources, creative works, and multimedia, including hours of video and audio clips and podcasts. Premier reference content includes the American Journey Series, and American Decades. New to the database are Lexile reading levels for periodicals, an integrated national and state curriculum standards search with content correlated to the standards, and popular topic pick lists.

Science:

  • Science In Context
    Gale Science in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of today’s most significant science topics. The new solution merges Gale’s authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.