Online Databases

Title Description
ABI/INFORM Global Journal articles, newspapers, and reports covering all aspects of business. Direct company link to Hoover's company information & analysis. 1971 to present.
Academic OneFile Journal articles from more than 8,000 scholarly and general periodicals across all fields of study. Indexing from 1980 to present; full-text from 1989 to present. Brought to you by the State of Michigan via the Michigan eLibrary (
Access World News Full text coverage of over 600 U.S. and 500 international newspapers, wire services, and news agencies. Dates of coverage varies; primarily 1990's to present.
ACLS Humanities E-Book A collection of high-quality full-text books in the humanities and social sciences. Over 4,300 titles and growing annually. 1900 to present.
ACM Digital Library A collection of citations and full text from the Association for Computing Machinery publications. Includes journal and newsletter articles and conference proceedings.
AGRICOLA Journal articles, books, and other sources on all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines, including animal and veterinary sciences, entomology, plant sciences, forestry, aquaculture and fisheries, agricultural economics, and more. 1970 to present.
America: History & Life (EBSCO) Journal articles, books, and other resources covering history and culture, area studies, and current affairs of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. 1964 - present.
American Chemical Society Legacy Archives Thirty-six full text journals from the American Chemical Society print journals. 1879 to present.
Anthropological Index Online Articles from journals held by The Anthropology Library at the British Museum. Covers all branches of anthropology including cultural anthropology, archaeology, biological anthropology, and linguistics. 1950's to present.
ARTstor A digital library of nearly 1.4 million images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences. Images can be used for noncommercial educational and scholarly uses.
Biography and Genealogy Master Index References to over 3 million biographical sketches from reference sources on individuals living and deceased. Sources include biographical dictionaries, subject encyclopedias, volumes of literary criticism, and other reference sources. Brought to you by the State of Michigan via the Michigan eLibrary (
Biography Reference Bank Books and journal articles covering interviews, obituaries, collections of letters, diaries, memoirs, juvenile literature, book reviews,and more of notable individuals from antiquity to the present. 1984 to present.
BioOne (CSA) Over 80 full-text journals published by small societies and non-commercial publishers. Emphasis on plant, animal, and ecological research. Limited coverage of biomedical, cellular, or molecular biology literature, especially as it relates to humans.
Birds of North America Provides detailed scientific information for each of the 716 species of birds nesting in the USA and Canada. Account contents are updated frequently, with online-coordinated contributions from researchers, citizen scientists, and designated reviewers and editors.
Books 24x7 Referenceware for Professionals A collection of electronic books dealing with computers and information technology. Close to 7,000 titles.
Britannica Online Academic Edition Enhanced version of a classic encyclopedia. Over 120,000 entries, with integrated magazine and journal articles, images, videos, and selective Web sites.
Business Collection Provides full-text coverage of all business disciplines including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and strategy, as well as business theory and practice. Analyze company performance and activity, industry events and trends as well as the latest in management, economics and politics. Indexing, abstracts and full-text for nearly 4,000 leading business and trade publications from international, US and regional news sources.
Business Insights: Global Brought to you by the State of Michigan via the Michigan eLibrary (
CAMIO: Catalog for Art Images Online High quality art images from the collections of approximately 24 prominent museums. All images are approved for educational use. Brought to you by the State of Michigan via the Michigan eLibrary (
CINAHL Plus with Full Text Journals, books, and other resources on subjects including nursing, emergency services, nutrition, occupational therapy, physical therapy, optometry, public health, speech-language pathology & audiology, and surgical technology. 1937 to present.
Cochrane Library Reports, reviews, etc, on healthcare interventions. Provides evidence for and against the effectiveness and appropriateness of treatments (medications, surgery, education, etc) in specific circumstances.
Computer Database Journal articles about the computer, electronics, and telecommunications industries. Coverage includes detailed information about the evaluation, purchase, use, and support of computer and other electronic products. 1982 to present. Brought to you by the State of Michigan via the Michigan eLibrary (
CQ Researcher In-depth, non-biased reports on political and social issues, with regular coverage of topics in health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the U.S. economy.
CQ Weekly Weekly coverage of issues in the U.S. Congress and Washington.
CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics Provides broad coverage of all types of physical science data--melting points, boiling points, heat capacity, vapor pressure, etc.--commonly encountered by scientists and engineers.
EBL Books Currently more than 26,000 downloadable academic books. Over 10,000 new titles added each year.
eBooks on Ebscohost (formerly Netlibrary) A collection of over 23,000 electronic books on a wide range of subjects.
ERIC Journal articles, books, and other resources relating to education--from early childhood to higher education. Views 'education' very broadly and covers areas such as outdoor education, corporate training, speech language therapy, etc. 1966 to present.
Europa World Provides detailed country surveys containing the latest analytical, statistical and directory data available for over 250 countries and territories.
Films on Demand Provides over 11,000 videos that can be streamed anytime, anywhere, 24/7! Films are grouped by subject or producer (BBC, PBS, etc.). Special features allow users the ability to organize and bookmark clips, create and share playlists, personalize folders, and more.
Gale Virtual Reference Library Over 100 scholarly reference books across a variety of subjects. Brought to you by the State of Michigan via the Michigan eLibrary (
General OneFile Journal, magazine, and news articles from over 9,000 general and scholarly periodicals. Indexing 1980 to present; full-text 1983 to present. Brought to you by the State of Michigan via the Michigan eLibrary (
Google Scholar Journal articles, books, and other resources across many subjects. Provides a "cited by" feature to indicate other papers containing a source paper as a reference.
GPO Monthly Catalog Provides types of U.S. government documents. Included in the GPO database are congressional reports, hearings, debates, and records; judiciary materials and documents issued by executive departments.
GreenFILE A collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology.
Health & Wellness Resource Center (with Alternative Health Module) Contains a variety of literature covering medicine, consumer health, nursing, wellness, and alternative therapies. 1980 to present. Brought to you by the State of Michigan via the Michigan Electronic Library (
Health Reference Center Academic Journal articles, books, and other resources related to nursing, allied health, and personal health information. 1980 to present.
HeritageQuest Online HeritageQuest Online includes all of the images, and extensive indexing, from the 1790 - 1930 U.S. federal censuses. It offers more than 22,000 digitized book titles, including early family histories and local histories. Additionally, there are more than 250 primary-source documents such as tax lists, city directories, probate records and more.
Hoover's Company Records Current data covering public and non-public companies and key executives.
International Children's Digital Library The International Children's Digital Library (ICDL) is a research project funded primarily by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), and Microsoft Research to create a digital library of outstanding children's books from all over the world. Books selected support the understanding of similarities and differences among and within countries, peoples, and cultures; and have a high degree of appeal for children of an age between 3 and 13.
JSTOR Complete, searchable, full text articles from over 1,000 core scholarly journals. 1878 to the most recent 1-5 years (varies by title).
LegalTrac Over 875 journals, newspapers, and other resources relating to the field of law. 1980 to present. Brought to you by the State of Michigan via the Michigan Electronic Library (
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) Journals, books, research reports, and proceedings on librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Mid 1960s to present.
Literature Resource Center Full text access to three key resources--Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism, and Dictionary of Literary Biography--along with over 300 journals, a variety of other important reference works, and selected Web sites. 1991 to present.
MathSciNet Journals, books, and other resources containing new contributions to mathematical research. In addition, includes data on advanced-level textbooks and expository papers that may not contain new research, but are of interest to scholars and research mathematicians.1940 to present.
MeLCat The Michigan eLibrary Catalog is a catalog of the books, audios, and videos from approximately 250 Michigan libraries that you can request for pick-up at Olson Library. Use MeLCat to quickly request items not owned by NMU or NMU-owned items checked out to another user.
Mental Measurements Yearbook Contains descriptive information and critical reviews of more than 2,200 commercially-available tests in categories such as personality, developmental, behavioral assessment, neuropsychological, achievement, intelligence and aptitude, educational, speech & hearing, and sensory motor.
Microsoft Academic Search Microsoft Academic Search indexes millions of academic publications across a wide range of disciplines.
MLA International Bibliography Journals, books, and other resources in the fields of literature, language, linguistics, and folklore. Also includes materials on film studies. 1926 to present.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts Contains journal articles, books, and other resources on the subjects of corrections, courts, drugs, law enforcement, juvenile justice, crime statistics, domestic preparedness, and victims. 1970 to the present.
NMU Theses Contains theses completed by NMU master's students. Fall 2006 to present.
NMU's Library Catalog Provides the books, periodicals, and audiovisual materials available in Olson Library.
Oxford Art Online Includes the Benezit Dictionary of Artists, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, and Grove Art Online, the foremost scholarly art encyclopedia covering both Western and non-Western art.
Oxford Music Online Includes The Oxford Companion to Music, The Oxford Dictionary of Music, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. There are more than 50,000 signed articles and 30,000 biographies contributed by over 6,000 scholars from around the world.
Oxford Reference Online: Premium Contains over 175 reference works - dictionaries, encyclopedias, companions--from Oxford University Press.
PapersFirst Covers over 6 million papers published in numerous symposium, conference, exposition, workshop, and meeting proceedings.
Peter White Public Library Catalog Books and other materials from Marquette's public library.
PhilPapers PhilPapers is a comprehensive index and bibliography of philosophy maintained by the community of philosophers. It also includes an Open Access archive that is integrated with the index to provide access to the full-text of thousands of resources.
ProceedingsFirst Covers approximately 200,000 published symposiums, conferences, expositions, workshops and meetings.
Project MUSE - Standard Collection An interdisciplinary collection of over 300 high quality, peer reviewed journals in the humanities and social sciences.
PsycARTICLES Sixty full text journals from the American Psychological Association and other publishers. 1985 to present.
PsycBOOKS Full text of over 1,500 scholarly books and 23,700 book chapters by the American Psychological Association and other publishers. Subject matter covers psychology and psychiatry, and includes the 8-volume Encyclopedia of Psychology (2000).
PsycINFO Journals, books, and other resources covering psychology and psychological aspects of related disciplines including: anthropology, business, education, law, linguistics, medicine, nursing, pharmacology, physiology, and sociology. 1805 to present.
PubMed Journal articles covering biomedical research and the clinical sciences including nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, allied health, and pre-clinical sciences. Also good coverage of literature in cellular and molecular biology and biochemistry. Mid 1960's to present.
Readers' Guide Retrospective Provides historical articles from over 375 of the leading U.S. magazines across all subjects. Coverage 1890 to 1982.
ReferenceUSA Two separate databases: U.S. Businesses, and U.S. Consumers. U.S. Businesses contains accurate, verified data on 14 million public & private firms, including parent & branches. U.S. Consumers contains records for 203 million people. ReferenceUSA is great for researching companies, market research, or locating people. Continuously updated and current.
Royal Society of Chemistry Full text of over 45 journals published by the Royal Society of Chemistry. The journals cover all aspects of chemistry. 1841 to 1996. searches over 38 databases and 1,950 selected websites, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information, including research and development results.
Social Services Abstracts Journal articles and other resources focused on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development. 1979 to present.
Sociological Abstracts Journal articles, books, and other resources on all aspects of sociology and related disciplines. Subjects include demography, environmental interactions, family and social welfare, social psychology, human biology, women's studies, health, medicine, law, etc. 1952 to present; abstracts since 1974.
SPORTDiscus Journals, books, and other resources on sports medicine, exercise physiology, biomechanics, training techniques, coaching, physical education, and more. 1859 to present.
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy Covers all aspects of Philosophy and Religion.
StatRef A collection of many core full-text health, nursing, and medical sciences reference books & textbooks.
Westlaw Next Provides access to a variety of legal information, including federal and state case law, the United States Code Annotated, the Code of Federal Regulations, the Federal Register, state statutes and administrative codes, and more. Also included are 900 law journals and reviews.
Wildlife & Ecology Studies Worldwide Journals, books, and other resources on ecology, wildlife, and wildlife management.1935 to present.
WorldCat (OCLC FirstSearch) A catalog of books, sound recordings, artwork, and other resources from over 40,000 libraries. Brought to you by the State of Michigan via the Michigan eLibrary (