General/Interdisciplinary Databases

Academic Search Premier

Great place to start your research. Large database covering all academic subjects. More than 8,000 journals available, many are scholarly.

1975--current | Some full text | More info


Books in Print

Great for book review search. Bibliographic information about more than 2 million books and listings for more than 100,000 publishers.  Includes book reviews and the Fiction Connection, a reader's advisory section. Also contains databases of book awards and author biographies.

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Access to the online version of Britannica Encyclopaedia, the academic edition


Campus Research New and Improved at WestlawNEXT

Powered by Westlaw, a comprehensive collection of news, business, and law-related information sources. Provides hundreds of newspapers--national and international, magazines, news wires, trade journals, and company information. Access to Hoover's Basic Company Reports and Profiles and SEC filings. Includes federal and state case law, statues, regulations, and administrative codes, as well as European Union information, law reviews and journals, American Law Reports, and American Jurisprudence 2d. Campus Research will soon be part of the new Westlaw database, WestlawNEXT.

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Chicago Tribune 

Full text newspaper articles from 1996.  For coverage from1985-current see ProQuest NewsStand.

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CQ Researcher

Provides in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Including pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions, it is useful for term papers, debates, and speeches. Now includes PLUSArchive, with articles going back to 1923 for an historical component, and Global Researcher, bringing an international perspective.

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DOAJ Directory of Open Access Journals

This service covers full text, quality-controlled, scholarly journals. It strives to cover all subjects and languages with an emphasis on science. As of August 2008 there were 3594 journals in the directory arranged by subject.

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EBSCO Host Research Databases

EBSCO publishers provide a wide variety of databases including Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, MasterFILE Premier, Regional Business News, ATLA/S, CPLI, Old Testament  Abstracts, New Testament Abstracts, MLA, Historical Abstracts, and more.

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Expanded Academic ASAP

Gale®’s premier database for research in all the academic disciplines. Provides over 4,000 journal titles many of which are in full text. (from Gale's InfoTrac )

1980--current | Some full text | More info



Gale's InfoTrac provides the following databases:the Literature Resource Center, the Professional Collection for educators, databases for K-12 libraries, and a Spanish-language database (Informe).

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Google Scholar

Provides a simple way to search for scholarly literature. When accessing this database through the link provided here you will find free connections to the pay for view materials that are located in our subscription sources. Just use the "Find It" button.

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MasterFile Premier EBSCO

Provides full text for more than 2,050 general periodicals covering a broad range of disciplines including general reference, business, education, health, general science, multi-cultural issues and much more. Includes biographies, book reviews, travel books, and an image gallery. 

1975--current | Some full text | More info


New York Times

Search for full text newspaper articles. (from ProQuest)

1995--current | Full text



Access to over 500 national and international newspapers. Includes full text for the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. (from ProQuest)

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A collection of databases: Criminal Justice Periodicals, Education Journals, Dissertations, Philosopher's Index, Psychology Journals, Religious Periodicals, and NewsStand Complete (full text coverage of national and international newspapers including the New York Times and Wall Street Journal).

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Full text access to high-quality, scholarly journals in the areas of Material Science, Communication Studies, Education, Management & Organization Studies, Nursing & Health Sciences, Political Science, Criminology, Sociology, Urban Studies & Planning, and Psychology.

1999--current | Full text & abstracts


Video Librarian Plus

Provides online access to a searchable database of over 20,000 full-text video reviews, a searchable database of nearly 1,000 video distributors, breaking news, and a months in advance video release calendar.

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Wall Street Journal

Search for full text newspaper articles. (from ProQuest)

1984--current | Full text


Web Library

Access to free, high-quality journal articles across many disciplines


Winona Newspaper Project

Online archive of three late 19th century and early 20th century Winona newspapers. Includes available issues of the Winona Argus, the Winona Daily Republican and the Winona Republican Herald.

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From OCLC, the largest, most comprehensive catalog of books and other materials, with records from over 55,000 libraries worldwide. Materials found in WorldCat may be borrowed through our interlibrary loan program.

Bibliographic records

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