Periodical Databases

The sites listed below are great online resources for researching general academic, business, nursing, religion and psychology topics.

Britannica Online Encyclopedia

The Encyclopedia Britannica Online Academic Edition carries over 75,000 articles and 23,000 biographies from Encyclopedia Britannica, Year in Review (1993-2010), World Data Analyst, Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary & Thesaurus, BBC and New York Times daily headlines, and an online world atlas.

Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD)

Access the CLCD

Chronicle of Higher Education

This award-winning publication based in Washington, D.C. is a standard source of “news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators,” but is also a valuable resource for students who are investigating trends in higher education, reviewing academic books, or researching statistics in higher education. In addition, The Chronicle Review (included in Section A) focuses on the arts and the world of ideas.

The Library online subscription is available 24/7 and is published every weekday. The paper subscription is available in the Library Atrium with other hard copy newspapers and is published weekly excepting biweekly publication during the summer and last two weeks of December.

The Library subscription includes to Premium Content (indicated with a golden key symbol).

CQ Researcher

Updated weekly, this site covers current issues with complete summaries, insight into all sides of the issues, bibliographies, and more.


Search the following databases:
  • Academic Search Premier – over 4000 full-text academic journals
  • Business Source Premier – full text for 1,050 business journals
  • CINAHL – Nursing Database
  • ATLA – Religion Database
  • Communications and Mass Media Complete


ProQuest’s Genealogy & Local History Collection allows full-text searching of over 25,000 family and local history books, and complete census records from 1790-1930.

JSTOR Arts and Sciences I

Search JSTOR

LEXIS-NEXIS Academic Universe

Provides access to a wide range of news, business, medical, legal, and reference information.

Naxos Music Library

Access NML

Naxos Video Library

Access NVL

Oxford Music Online

Search Oxford Music Online.

ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health

Full-text access to Proquest Nursing and Allied Health, a database that includes over 12,000 dissertations, evidence summaries and best practice documents along with more than 780 journal titles, most in full-text. It includes titles from 1986-to date.