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Academic Search Complete
(Password needed)
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.

Amedeo
(Free)
The Medical Literature Guide. AMEDEO has been created to serve the needs of healthcare professionals, including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, administrators, other members of the health professions, and patients and their friends. They can easily access timely, relevant information within their respective fields.
American Libraries
(Free)
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

Becoming Human
(Free)
Becoming human brings together interactive multimedia, research and scholarship to promote greater understanding of the course of human evolution.
BioMed Central
(Free)
For over 15 years, we have been making scientific research freely accessible and discoverable through partnerships, innovation and collaboration with the scientific community. Dedicated to open research, we now publish over 290 quality peer-reviewed journals in Biology, Clinical Medicine and Health.
Body + Brain
(Free)
From NOVA beta-PBS Home
Business Source Premier (EBSCO)
(Password needed)
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.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(Free)
CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.
CINAHL PLUS with Full Text (EBSCO)
(Password needed)
 This is the definitive research tool for nursing and allied health professionals. With CINAHL Complete, users get fast and easy full-text access to top journals, evidence-based care sheets, quick lessons and more. Take a few minutes to evaluate all that CINAHL Complete has to offer and you’ll see why hundreds of thousands of nurses and allied health professionals rely on this essential resource.

CINAHL Complete provides broad content coverage including 50 nursing specialties, speech and language pathology, nutrition, general health and medicine and more.

  • Full text for more than 1,300 journals indexed in CINAHL Database
  • Indexing for more than 5,400 journals
  • Searchable cited references for more than 1,500 journals
  • Full text dating back to 1937

More than 5.5 million records

The Complete Work of Charles Darwin Online
(Free)
Edited by Dr. John van Wyhe from NUS and sponsored by Arts & Humanities Research Council.
Directory of Open Access Journals
(Free)
DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.

  • 9,436 Journals
  • 6,824 searchable at Article level
  • 123 Countries

2,494,043 Articles

Directory of Open Access Repositories (DOAR)
(Free)
OpenDOAR is an authoritative directory of academic open access repositories worldwide, over 2600.
ERIC (EBSCO)
(Password needed)
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
Evolution
(Free)
From NOVA beta-PBS Home
Evolution: a journey into where we’re from and where we’re going.
(Free)
The Evolution project’s eight-hour television miniseries travels the world to examine evolutionary science and the profound effect it has had on society and culture. From the genius and torment of Charles Darwin to the scientific revolution that spawned the tree of life, from the power of sex to drive evolutionary change to the importance of mass extinctions in the birth of new species, the Evolution series brings this fascinating process to life. The series also explores the emergence of consciousness, the origin and success of humans, and the perceived conflict between science and religion in understanding life on Earth.
foodsafety.gov
(Free)
Your Gateway to Federal Food Safety Information: Keep food safe, food poisoning, report a problem, news and feature.
HighWire Press. Free Online Full-text Articles. Stanford University
(Free)
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
Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Biointeractive
(Free)
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
Human Anatomy Online
(Free)
This manual was developed to facilitate learning of human anatomy. A central goal of the manual is to allow greater efficiency in the use of students’ time in the laboratory, as well as in preparation and review.
Information on World demographics
(Free)
With 189 member countries, staff from more than 170 countries, and offices in over 130 locations, the World Bank Group is a unique global partnership: five institutions working for sustainable solutions that reduce poverty and build shared prosperity in developing countries.

Three priorities guide our work with countries to end poverty and boost prosperity for the poorest people. Helping create sustainable economic growth, the surest path out of poverty. Investing in people, through access to health care, education, water and sanitation, and energy. Building resilience to shocks and threats that can roll back decades of progress.

Information on Countries from Around the World
(Free)
2010 World demographics by country.
Inner Body: Your Guide to Human anatomy Online
(Free)
Explore the human body like never before! With hundreds of interactive anatomy pictures and descriptions of thousands of objects in the body, InnerBody.com will help you discover what you want to know about human anatomy, right here at your fingertips.
JSTOR (Language and Literature -Arts & Sciences)
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JSTOR offers high-quality, interdisciplinary content to support scholarship and teaching. It includes over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work. Journals are always included from volume 1, issue 1 and include previous and unrelated titles.
Medical Dictionary
(Free)
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
(Free)
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. The information provided herein should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Call 911 for all medical emergencies. Links to other sites are provided for information only — they do not constitute endorsements of those other sites.
Medline Plus  MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.
Medline Full Text (EBSCO)
(Password needed)
This database provides full-text for many of the most-used biomedical and health journals indexed in MEDLINE. Many journals are available with no embargo, allowing doctors, nurses, health professionals and researchers to access to the information as soon as it is published.

  • Full text for more than 1,300 journals with cover-to-cover indexing
  • Full-text coverage dating back to 1949

Search citations from more than 5,600 current biomedical journals indexed in MEDLINE

Medline Plus: Drugs, Herbs and Supplements
(Free)
Learn about your prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines. Includes side effects, dosage, special precautions, and more.
MedlinePlus: Videos  Watch health videos on topics such as anatomy, body systems, and surgical procedures. Test your knowledge with interactive tutorials and games. Check your health with calculators and quizzes.
The National Academies Press
(Free)
The National Academies Press (NAP) was created by the National Academy of Sciences to publish the reports of the National Academy of Sciences,National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council, all operating under a charter granted by the Congress of the United States. The NAP publishes more than 200 books a year on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and medicine, providing authoritative information on important matters in science and health policy. We offer more than 8,500 titles in PDF format. All of these PDFs can be downloaded for free by the chapter or the entire book.* See About PDFs for more information on accessing our digital content.
NIH Intramural Database
(Free)
The NIH Intramural Database collects and disseminates information about research being performed in the Intramural Programs of the Institutes and Centers of the National Institutes of Health.
National Center for Biotechnology Information. ENTREZ the Life Sciences Search Engine
(Free)
The National Center for Biotechnology Information advances science and health by providing access to biomedical and genomic information. It search across 32 databases, including PubMed, Books online and the National Library of Medicine Catalog
National Center for Biotechnology Information. Electronic Books
(Free)
Bookshelf provides free access to books and documents in life science and healthcare. A vital node in the data-rich resource network at NCBI, Bookshelf enables users to easily
National Institute of Mental Health
(Free)
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders. NIMH is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the largest biomedical research agency in the world. NIH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
National Institutes of Health
(Free)
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services NIH is made up of 27 Institutes and Centers, each with a specific research agenda, often focusing on particular diseases or body systems.
National Institute of Nursing Research
(Free)
The mission of the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) is to promote and improve the health of individuals, families, and communities. To achieve this mission, NINR supports and conducts clinical and basic research and research training on health and illness, research that spans and integrates the behavioral and biological sciences, and that develops the scientific basis for clinical practice.

Nursing research develops knowledge to:

  • Build the scientific foundation for clinical practice
  • Prevent disease and disability
  • Manage and eliminate symptoms caused by illness
  • Enhance end-of-life and palliative care
National Library of MedicineOnline Books, Archive and Videos
(Free)
Digital Collections is the National Library of Medicine’s free online archive of biomedical books and videos. All of the content in Digital Collections is freely available worldwide and, unless otherwise indicated, in the public domain. Digital Collections provides unique access to NLM’s rich, historical resources.
Nature
(Free)
From NOVA beta – PBS Home
Nutrition Information For You
(Free)
Nutrition.gov is a USDA-sponsored website that offers credible information to help you make healthful eating choices. It serves as a gateway to reliable information on nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety for consumers. The site is updated regularly by a staff of Registered Dietitians at the Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC) located at the National Agricultural Library (NAL), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), US Department of Agriculture (USDA). Nutrition.gov receives website content guidance from a working group that consists of scientific experts in food and nutrition within USDA and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). It is funded by the Research, Education and Economics (REE) mission area of the USDA.
Office of Dietary Supplements- National Institute of Health
(Free)
The Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) partnered to create this Dietary Supplement Subset of NLM’s PubMed. PubMed provides access to citations from the MEDLINE database and additional life science journals. It also includes links to many full-text articles at journal Web sites and other related Web resources.
Oaister
(Free)
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 30 million records representing digital resources from more than 1,500 contributors.
ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source
(Password needed)
ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health SourceTM provides users with reliable healthcare information covering nursing, allied health, alternative and complementary medicine, and much more. This versatile database is designed to meet the needs of researchers at healthcare facilities as well as nursing and allied health programs at academic institutions. ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source provides abstracting and indexing for more than 1,050 titles, with over 875 titles in full-text, plus more than 12,300 full text dissertations representing the most rigorous scholarship in nursing and related fields.
PsycARTICLES (EBSCO)
(Password needed)
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
Redalyc
(Free)
Content: 1,218 Scientific journals and 552,574 full text articles from Latin America, Caribbean, Spain and Portugal
Regional Business News (EBSCO)
(Password needed)
Regional Business News provides full-text regional business publications for the United States and Canadian provinces. Users can search newspapers, magazines and other resources from trusted news sources. 

  • Full-text for more than 100 regional U.S. and Canadian business publications
  • Full-text coverage dating back to 1990
Scielo SciELO – Scientific Electronic Library Online is a model for cooperative electronic publishing of scientific journals on the Internet. Especially conceived to meet the scientific communication needs of developing countries, particularly Latin America and the Caribbean countries.
Springer Open
(Free)
The SpringerOpen portfolio has grown tremendously since its launch in 2010, so that we now offer researchers from all areas of science, technology, medicine, the humanities and social sciences a place to publish open access in journals and books. Publishing with SpringerOpen makes your work freely available online for everyone, immediately upon publication, and our high-level peer-review and production processes guarantee the quality and reliability of the work.
Public Health Image Library
(Free)
Much of the information critical to the communication of public health messages is pictorial rather than text-based. Created by a Working Group at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the PHIL offers an organized, universal electronic gateway to CDC’s pictures.
Stem Cell Information. National Institute of HealthAgilent Platform Affymetrix Platform
(Free)
The National Institutes of Health Guidelines on Human Stem Cell Research were published on July 7, 2009. This was in response to the March 9, 2009 Executive Order (EO) 13505 (see below), which changed the way National Institutes of Health (NIH) can support and conduct human stem cell research. The HHS Secretary, through the NIH Director, was required to review existing NIH and other widely-recognized guidelines on human stem cell research and issue new NIH guidance within 120 days of the date of the EO.
Tech + Engineering
(Free)
From NOVA beta- PBS Home
TOXNET Databases
(Free)
Toxicology Data Network. Your resource for searching databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases
United States Census Bureau
(Free)
The Census Bureau’s mission is to serve as the leading source of quality data about the nation’s people and economy. We honor privacy, protect confidentiality, share our expertise globally, and conduct our work openly.
United States Department of Agriculture. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion
(Free)
The Healthy Eating Index (HEI) is a measure of diet quality that assesses conformance to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. USDA’s primary use of the HEI is to monitor the diet quality of the U.S. population and the low-income subpopulation. For this purpose the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP) uses the data collected via 24-hour dietary recalls in national surveys. The HEI is also used to examine relationships between diet and health-related outcomes, and to assess the quality of food assistance packages, menus, and the US food supply. The original HEI was created by CNPP in 1995. Updates to the HEI are through collaboration between CNPP and partners at the National Cancer Institute, to reflect the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. (Plans to update the HEI to align with the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans are currently underway.)
United States Department of Agriculture. National Agricultural Library 
(Free)
The National Agricultural Library is one of four national libraries
of the United States and houses one of the world’s largest collections
devoted to agriculture and its related sciences.
United States Department of Agriculture. National Agricultural Library

Food and Nutrition Information Center

(Free)

The Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC) is a leader in online global nutrition information. Located at the National Agricultural Library (NAL) of the United States Department of Agriculture, the FNIC website contains over 2500 links to current and reliable nutrition information.
United States Department of Agriculture. National Agricultural Library. Information Centers
(Free)
The National Agricultural Library’s specialized information centers and partnerships provide access to essential information focusing on specific aspects of agriculture.
United States Fish and Wildlife Service. National Digital Library
(Free)
We feature museum-quality Biological Teaching Collections of North American birds, fishes, and freshwater mussels.  The primary purpose for these images is to support National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) identification courses and to serve as a source of biological information for the public
United States Geological Survey: Maps, Imagery and Publications
(Free)
The USGS serves the Nation by providing reliable scientific information to describe and understand the Earth; minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources; and enhance and protect our quality of life.

As the Nation’s largest water, earth, and biological science and civilian mapping agency, USGS collects, monitors, analyzes, and provides science about natural resource conditions, issues, and problems. Our diverse expertise enables us to carry out large-scale, multidisciplinary investigations and provide impartial scientific information to resource managers, planners, and other customers.

The Visible Human Project. From National Library of Medicine
(Free)
The Visible Human Project® is an outgrowth of the NLM’s 1986 Long-Range Plan. It is the creation of complete, anatomically detailed, three-dimensional representations of the normal male and femalehuman bodies. Acquisition of transverse CT, MR and cryosection images of representative male and female cadavers has been completed. The male was sectioned at one millimeter intervals, the female at one-third of millimeter intervals.
WEB MD
(Free)
WebMD has created an organization that provides on the Internet credible health information, supportive communities, and in-depth reference material.
WHOLIS
(Free)
WHOLIS is the World Health Organization’s library database. WHOLIS indexes all WHO publications from 1948 onwards and articles from WHO-produced journals and technical documents from 1986 to the present. Thousands of WHO publications and technical documents in digital format are already available online through WHOLIS.