Full Text Database: General Studies

Databases: General Studies



Academic Search Complete 
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Academic Search Complete offers an enormous collection of full-text journals, providing users access to critical information from many sources unique to this database. In addition, it includes peer-reviewed full text for STEM research, as well as for the social sciences and humanities. Scholarly content covers a broad range of important areas of academic study, including anthropology, engineering, law, sciences and more. 

  • Nearly 6,600 active full-text journals and magazines
  • Nearly 6,000 active full-text peer-reviewed journals
  • More than 4,000 active full-text peer-reviewed journals with no embargo.

Academic Search Premier offers access to video content from the Associated Press, the world’s leading news agency. Videos relevant to the search terms appear in a carousel in the result list. With footage from 1930 to the present and updated monthly, this collection of more than 60,000 videos covers a wide variety of topics.

American Libraries


The American Libraries collection includes material contributed from across the United States. Institutions range from the Library of Congress to many local public libraries. As a whole, this collection of material brings holdings that cover many facets of American life and scholarship into the public domain. Significant portions of this collection have been generously sponsored by MicrosoftYahoo!The Sloan Foundation, and others.

2,700,329 E-books

Bartleby: The Harvard Classics- The Shelf of Fiction
The most comprehensive and well-researched anthology of all time comprises both the 50-volume “5-foot shelf of books” and the the 20-volume Shelf of Fiction. Together they cover every major literary figure, philosopher, religion, folklore and historical subject through the twentieth century.
Bartley. Roget’s International Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases
Peter Roget’s classic structure coupled with Mawson’s modernization becomes even more user-friendly on with 85,000 hyperlinked cross-references—thus fulfilling their goal of “each word being related to its neighbors and each part to the whole.” Additionally, over 2,900 proverbs and quotations from classic and modern authors illustrate the 1,000-plus entries.
Natural history information, news, etc.
Becoming Human Becoming human brings together interactive multimedia, research and scholarship to promote greater understanding of the course of human evolution.
Biblioteca Benjamín Franklin. U.S. Embassy in Mexico City
Thee- book collection are published by the Office of International Information Programs of the State Department. The collection covers society, culture, philosophy, politics and institutions.
Business Source Premier (EBSCO)
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The industry’s most widely used business research database, Business Source Premier features full text and searchable cited references for top journals covering a variety of business disciplines.

  • Nearly 1,200 active full-text journals and magazines
  • Nearly 700 active full-text peer-reviewed journals
  • More than 310 active full-text peer-reviewed journals with no embargo

Business Source Premier offers access to video content from the Associated Press, the world’s leading news agency. Videos relevant to the search terms will appear in a carousel in the result list. With footage from 1930 to the present and updated monthly, this collection of more than 60,000 videos covers a wide variety of topics.

Calisphere: California History
Welcome to Calisphere: your gateway to California’s remarkable digital collections. Calisphere provides free access to unique and historically important artifacts for research, teaching, and curious exploration. Discover over 750,000 photographs, documents, letters, artwork, diaries, oral histories, films, advertisements, musical recordings, and more.
The Complete Work of Charles Darwin Online Edited by Dr. John van Wyhe from NUS and sponsored by Arts & Humanities Research Council.
A place to view and share educational material made of small knowledge chunks called modules that can be organized as courses, books, reports, etc., on Arts, Business, Humanities, Mathematics and Statistics, Science and Technology and Social Science.
Directory of Open Access Repositories (Doar)
OpenDOAR is an authoritative directory of academic open access repositories, over 2600. To search select “Search repository contents”
EDSITEment is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Trust for the Humanities.

EDSITEment offers a treasure trove for teachers, students, and parents searching for high-quality material on the Internet in the subject areas of literature and language arts, foreign languages, art and culture, and history and social studies.

All websites linked to EDSITEment have been reviewed for content, design, and educational impact in the classroom. They cover a wide range of humanities subjects, from American history to literature, world history and culture, language, art, and archaeology, and have been judged by humanities specialists to be of high intellectual quality. EDSITEment is not intended to represent a complete curriculum in the humanities, nor does it prescribe any specific course of study.

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ERIC contains more than 1.6 million records and links to hundreds of thousands of full-text documents. It includes records for a variety of source types, including journal articles, books, conference papers, curriculum guides, policy papers and more. In addition, it provides an education-specific thesaurus that includes controlled vocabulary to help users find what they need.

  • More than 1.6 million records
  • Links to more than 631,000 full-text documents
  • An education-specific thesaurus containing over 11,700 terms
HighWire Press. Free Online Full-text Articles. Stanford University
Hosting over 3000 high-impact journals, books, and other scholarly publications, HighWire provides powerful technology solutions to influential societies, university presses and independent publishers. HighWire offers:

  • Digital content development and hosting services
  • Highly customizable peer-review manuscript submission system
  • Flexible publisher tools and co-development partnerships
  • Evidence-based strategic advice and project management
Medical Dictionary
Type the word that you would like to find. If you’re not sure of the spelling, type the first few letters, followed by an asterisk(*).
Medical Encyclopedia
The A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia includes over 4,000 articles about diseases, tests, symptoms, injuries, and surgeries. It also contains an extensive library of medical photographs and illustrations
OAIster is a union catalog of millions of records representing open access resources that was built by harvesting from open access collections worldwide using the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH). Today, OAIster includes more than 50 million records representing digital resources from more than 2,000 contributors.
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This esteemed collection from the foremost publisher in psychology provides access to the full spectrum of research in the field—from cutting-edge research from preeminent scholars, to the historical underpinnings of the behavioral and social sciences. With current journal coverage and historical content dating back more than a century, PsycARTICLES is an indispensable resource for researchers, educators, and students alike, and a must for any core collection.

  • More than 180,000 full-text articles from more than 100 journals, each employing a meticulous peer-review process
  • All APA published scholarly journals
  • Coverage for most journals from Volume 1, Issue 1
  • Articles in PDF or HTML formats for easy navigation and downloading
  • Journals from the Canadian Psychological Association and the Hogrefe Publishing Group
Questia Trusted Online Research
Questia is the first online library that provides 24/7 access to the world’s largest online collection of books and journal articles in the humanities and social sciences, plus magazine and newspaper articles. You can search each and every word of all of the books and journal articles in the collection.
Scientific journals from Latin America, Caribbean, Spain and Portugal. 1218 scientific journals.