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Online Databases

Below you will find a list of all searchable databases available to Arcadia Students and Faculty. If you do not know the specific name, you can see the databases grouped by subject in the menu on the left

ABI/INFORM Global  full text, 1990s to present

Comprehensive business database which includes in-depth coverage for over 2,700 publications, with more than 2,000 available in full text including the Wall Street Journal.

ABI Inform Tutorial

Abstracts in Anthropology  abstracts only, 2001 to present

Summaries of recent journal articles on anthropology

Academic Search Premier  Some full-text, 1970s – present

More than 4,500 journals on all different subjects: psychology, business, education, chemistry, and more.

Academic Search Premier Tutorial

AccessMedicine  Full-text

Sixty medical textbooks, including Harrison’s Online, Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment, and Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine. Also includes patient education handouts.

ACM Digital Library  Full text, 1954 to present

Includes full text of all publications of the Association for Computing Machinery.

Annual Reviews  Full text: 2011-Present

Annual Reviews has offered comprehensive, timely collections of critical reviews written by leading scientists. Annual Reviews volumes are published each year for 15 focused disciplines within the Biomedical, Life, Physical, and Social Sciences. Annual Reviews provides the worldwide scientific community with a useful and intelligent synthesis of the primary research literature for a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines. A good place to start for a thorough overview of a topic that can lead to further citations.

AnthroSource  Full-text, 1880s - Present

Journals published by the American Anthropological Association.
Also available through Wiley-Blackwell

Art Index  abstracts only, 1984 to present

Citations and abstracts for 600 art journals and over 18,000 art dissertations

Art Index Retrospective

Citations included are from national and international periodicals dating from 1929 – 1984. The subjects covered include advertising art, antiques, architecture and architectural history, art history, folk art, graphic arts, interior design, non-Western art, painting, photography, pottery and sculpture.

Arts & Humanities Citation Index  citation only, 1989 - present

Citations for 1,160 journals in literature, arts, theatre, history, and other humanities. Part of Web of Knowledge.

ARTstor  images

Database of over 500,000 images from different time periods and cultures.

ARTstor uses pop-ups. If you are using a pop-up blocker, you must disable it before opening ARTstor.

Business Source Elite  Full-text, 1985-present

1,100 business journals and newspapers

Cambridge Collections Online  full text, 1990s - present

Searchable, online version of all the Cambridge Companions to Literature and Classics. Lets you search for individual chapters of 173 books. Includes essays on theater and drama.

CAMIO

CAMIO contains images of about 95,000 works of fine art and decorative art from pre-history through contemporary works. All content is rights-cleared for educational use.

Career Search

Made available through Arcadia’s Office of Career Development

Contains updated contact information for nearly two million companies, industries, and organizations across the country. Demographic information for over 250 cities and salary statistics for hundreds of career fields are also available.

Students must register to use Career Search.

CIAO  full text, 1991 -- present

Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) is the most comprehensive source for full text items on theory and research in international affairs. It publishes a wide range of scholarship including working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs.

ClinicalKey  Full text, 1995 - present

This resource for healthcare professionals has 500 journals and over 1,000 medical reference books. Also includes instructional videos, practice guidelines, medical images, and abstracts from the MEDLINE database.

This database replaces MDConsult. All the content from MDConsult is included in ClinicalKey.

ClinicalKey may not work from off-campus. We are trying to fix this and apologize for the inconvenience.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

The database contains reviews prepared, maintained and updated by Collaborative Review Groups, as well as background, methods, objectives and expected date of completion for review currently being prepared. Developed by an international network of researchers, healthcare professionals and institutions whose aim is to help people make well-informed health care decisions by promoting accessibility of systematic reviews on healthcare topics.

Counseling and Therapy in Video

Nearly 300 videos showing reenactments and footage of actual therapy sessions conducted by renowned psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers. Sessions come with transcripts and teaching guides.

DARE (Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects)  Full-text

This database is “focused primarily on systematic reviews that evaluate the effects of health care interventions and the delivery and organisation of health services.” For a more detailed description, go to http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/CRDWeb/AboutDare.asp

Datamonitor (formerly MarketLine)  continuously updated full text

Company, industry, and country reports

Dissertations & Theses @ Arcadia University  full-text, 1997 - present

Full-text of dissertations written by Arcadia students.

EBM Reviews

Evidence-based medicine (EBM) reviews of articles on many topics. This resource searches multiple sources simultaneously:

  • ACP Journal Club
  • Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  • Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials
  • Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE)
  • Cochrane Methodology Register
  • Health Technology Assessment
  • NHS Economic Evaluation Database

EBSCO  some full-text

EBSCO is a company that provides many of the databases used at Landman Library. This link will search all of them at once. If there is a database devoted to your discipline, we recommend that you use it rather than this combined search. The link above includes:

  • Academic Search Premier
  • Art Index
  • Business Source Complete
  • ERIC
  • Health Source
  • Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
  • MLA
  • Newspaper Source
  • OMNIfile Select
  • PsycARTICLES
  • PsycINFO
ERIC  1996-present

Contains citations and abstracts (and occasional full-text) for journals and other material related to education research. Created by the Department of Education, the database covers a wide range of subjects in the field of education.

Film Literature Index  Citation only, 1976-2001

An index of scholarly and popular sources, indexing 150 film and television periodicals from 30 countries cover-to-cover and 200 other periodicals selectively for articles on film and television.

FirstSearch  Some full-text

Journal articles and various media from several interdisciplinary databases on the humanities, medicine, literature and education.

FORENSICnetBASE  Full-text

Searchable forensic science textbooks.

Gale Literary Index  Full-text

Online guide to the print guides, which include literary criticism of poetry, short stories and other literature. The online index tells you which volumes contain reviews and critiques of an author’s work.

Gale Virtual Reference Library  1997-2012

Gale®, part of Cengage Learning, is a world leader in e-research and educational publishing for libraries, schools and businesses. Known for its accurate and authoritative reference content, the Virtual Reference Library provides online access to several reference e-books in a host of disciplines.

Gartner

Gartner, Inc. is the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company. Gartner Special Reports are time-sensitive IT research reports focused on key issues in technology.

Global Road Warrior  Full-text, updated continuously

Information about culture, demographics, and business etiquette for 175 countries.

Grove Art Online  Full-text, updated continuously

An art encyclopedia, covering both Western and non-Western art. It contains 45,000 articles visual arts, 21,000 bibliographies 6,000 and images.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition  Some full text, 1990s to present

550 journals on nursing and allied health.

Journals@Ovid Full Text  Some full-text, 1980s - present

Scholarly articles from scientific, technical, and medical journals. Developed by an international network of researchers, health care professionals and institutions.

JSTOR  Full-text, 1800s to 2005

Articles from a range of subject areas, including language and literature, philosophy, African American studies, and classical studies.

LexisNexis  full text, 1980s - present

Lexis Nexis provides full-text documents from over 5,600 news, business, legal, medical, and reference publications. Some of this information includes:

  • National and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news, and non-English language sources.
  • U.S. Federal and state case law, codes, regulations, legal news, law reviews, and international legal information.
  • Shepard’s® Citations for all U.S. Supreme Court cases back to 1789
  • Business news journals, company financial information, SEC filings and reports, and industry and market news.

LISTA (Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts)

Citation only database of literature related to library and information science.

Marketline  Continuously updated full text

This is now known as Datamonitor

MathSciNet  Some full-text, 1940 – present

Scholarly articles on mathematics and mathematical research.

MDConsult  Full-text, 1995 – present

80 medical journals and 50 medical reference books. Also includes patient handouts and practice guidelines.

MDConsult will be superseded by ClinicalKey in June 2014.

MedLine  some full-text, 1965 to present

Citations from all areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing from the U. S. National Library of Medicine’s database.

MLA (Modern Language Association)  citation only, 1926 to present

The primary database for literature, from the Modern Language Association.

MLA has switched interfaces and is now available through EBSCO. It is the same database with a different search screen.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service  abstracts only, 1970 —

Articles and reports on law enforcement and criminal justice

Newspaper Source  Full-text, 2000 – present

Full-text of 35 major newspapers, and partial coverage of 375 regional newspapers.

North American Women's Drama  full text

full-text of 1517 plays

OMMBID  Full-text

Scholarly, comprehensive collection of fully indexed and linked articles from Charles Scriver’s seminal Metabolic and Molecular Bases of Inherited Disease. Investigate causes, pathophysiologies and treatments.

OMNISelect  Full-text, 1980s - present

Contains all the same journals as Wilson Select Plus, but with a different search interface. 2,700 journals from many fields, including: business, education, social sciences, science.

Open Access Journals  Full Text

The Directory of Open Access Journals consists of over 6,000 freely available, scholarly journals in all subjects.

Opposing Viewpoints  Full text

Includes pro/con essays about current, controversial issues. Also includes news stories and links to organizations that deal with each issue.

Ovid  Some full-text

Ovid is a collection of databases including Journals@Ovid Full Text, Your Journals@Ovid, and EBM Reviews – Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.

Oxford Bibliographies Online (Communications)

Authoritative research guides on topics in Communications. Also useful as an example of an annotated bibliography.

Oxford English Dictionary  Full-text

“The definitive record of the English language.” Includes word origins and histories.

POSSUMweb

POSSUM-web is a computer-based system that helps clinicians to diagnose syndromes in their patients. It contains information on more than 3000 syndromes, including multiple malformation syndromes, chromosomal eletions and duplications, skeletal dysplasias and metabolic conditions with dysmorphic features. The comprehensive mediabase with extensive clinical photos for most conditions, also includes x-rays, diagrams, and histopathology slides.

Login necessary to access (accessible only by users with Arcadia University credentials): If you are a STUDENT, go here for the Password. If you are FACULTY/STAFF, go here for the Password.

Primal Pictures Functional Anatomy

Interactive, animated virtual anatomy tool showing how muscles and bones interact

Click ‘Primal Pictures’ at the top of the Ovid page, then ‘Functional Anatomy’ on the left.

(Acquired Summer 2013)

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses @ Arcadia University  full text, 1997- present

Full-text of dissertations written by Arcadia students.

PsycARTICLES  Full text, 1985 – present

Includes recent full text articles from APA Journals. If you can’t find what you are looking for here, try searching PsycINFO.

PsycBOOKS  full text, late 19th century to present

Database containing the full text of over 1,500 books, 800 classic books of landmark historical impact in psychology, and 1,500 authored entries from the Encyclopedia of Psychology.

PsycINFO  Some Full-Text, 1872 - present

Includes abstracts and full text of journal articles, books, book chapters, and dissertations on psychology. This database is more comprehensive than PsycArticles.

Using the Methodology Limiter

How and Why to Use the Thesaurus

This database uses the same interface as the Academic Search Premier database. As a result, some of of our tutorials for that database may be useful to help you learn more about how to effectively search this database.

PubMed  Some full-text, 1950s – present

PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, includes over 14 million citations for biomedical articles dating back to the 1950’s. These citations are from MEDLINE and additional life science journals, including links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources.

PubMed Tutorial

Sage Premier  full text, 1960 - present

Full-text of all 500 journals published by Sage. Includes journals in international relations, education, sociology, business, and more.

ScienceDirect  Some full-text

Scholarly articles from scientific, technical, and medical journals. A product of the publisher Elsevier.

SciFinder  1809 to present

The premier source for Chemistry – search journal articles from Chemical Abstracts, the CAS Registry of chemical substances, patents, and chemical reactions.

Use the registration form to create an account for yourself using your Arcadia e-mail.

Social Sciences Citation Index  citations only, 1989 - present

Citations from 1,950 scholarly journals in the social sciences. Part of Web of Knowledge

Sociological Abstracts  1963 – present

Citation database of international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral fields. Includes citations to journal articles, dissertations, conference papers and book chapters.

Taylor and Francis Politics, International Relations, and Security Collections  Full-text; 1997 -- Present

Previously called informaworld, this database contains journal articles in the area of politics and international relations

Theatre in Video  video, 1930s - present

A streaming video collection of recordings of over 250 plays

Web of Knowledge: Arts & Humanities & Social Science Indexes  citations only, 1989 - present

Searches the collections below:

•Social Sciences Citation Index

•Arts and Humanities Citation Index

Web of Science  citations only, 1989 - present

Includes

  • Science Citation Index
  • Social Sciences Citation Index
  • Arts and Humanities Citation Index

The premier database for literature searches in many fields. Includes citations and abstractions from 23,000 journals.

Wilson Select Plus  Some full-text, 1994 – present

This database is no longer available. It has been replaced by OMNISelect, which has all the same journals in it.

WorldCat

WorldCat contains over 54 million records for books and other materials found in libraries across the U.S. and worldwide.

YourJournals@Ovid  Full-text, 1985-present

Scholarly articles from scientific, technical, and medical journals. Developed by an international network of researchers, healthcare professionals and institutions.