Alumnae Library
Debra Gomes
Associate Director & Head of Library Technology



Alumnae Library
Michael Smith


Remote Databases access

Information at Your Fingertips

A Guide for Survival in the Information Jungle

Remote Databases Provide

  1. Subject Information
  2. Journal Articles
  3. Reference Books
  4. Dictionaries
  5. Federal Documents
  6. Local Newspapers


Available Databases

  1. A-R Editions Online Music Anthology is a resource f
  2. Academic OneFile (Gale) is a resource for peer-reviewed content and includes full-text coverage of NPR, CNN, CBC transcripts, and the New York Times (1995).
  3. Academic Search Complete is a general database that contains full text for over 4,000 journals covering a variety of subjects.
  4. Access World News
  5. Agricola is a bibliographic database of citations to the agricultural literature created by the National Agricultural Library (NAL) and its cooperators.
  6. Agriculture Collection
  7. Anthropological Index Online (AIO) is an index to the citations of Current Periodicals in The Anthropology Library at the British Museum.
  8. Applied Science & Technology Full Text provides information on management, careers, employment, and financial trends in the scientific and technological fields. Coverage: 1983 to present.
  9. Art Full Text covers fine, decorative, and commercial art as well as photography, folk art, film, and architecture. It contains full text for more than 270 journals, as well as citations for 600 periodicals. Coverage: citations - 1984 to present. Full-text - 1997 to present
  10. ArticleFirst is an index of articles from the contents pages of journals.
  11. ATLA Religion (EBSCO) database provides an index to religious and theological literature for students and faculty. The database spans over 50 years with selected records going back to the 1800s.
  12. Biographyin Context (Gale) provides biographies for individuals spanning a variety of fields.
  13. BioMed Central provides access to 180 open access journals for peer-reviewed medical research.
  14. Books & Authors (Gale) offers ways to explore books, authors, genres and topics to help choose the next book to read.
  15. Boston Globe is New England's most important newspaper for regional, national, and international coverage. Coverage: 1980 to present.
  16. Business Economics and Theory (Gale)
  17. Business Insights: Essentials (Gale) researches and analyzes companies and industries around the world.
  18. ATLA Catholic Periodical and Literature Index 
  19. Chronicle of Higher Education
  20. CINAHL Plus with Full-Text (EBSCO) is the world's most comprehensive source of full text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 550 journals as well as citations for 2,700 additional journals.
  21. Clase and Periodica indexes documents published in Latin American journals specializing in the social sciences, humanities, science and technology.
  22. Cochrane Collection Plus provides high quality health care data for all levels of the medical profession. Combines the NHS Economic Evaluation Database (NHS EED) and Health Technology Assessments (HTA) with the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR), Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE), Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and Cochrane Methodology Register.
  23. Communications and Mass Media Collection
  24. Contemporary Literary Criticism (Gale) provides critical essays and biographical information on contemporary writers.
  25. CQ (Congressional Quarterly) Researcher Online covers a wide range of social, economic, political, and environmental issues and provides comprehensive coverage of current events as they occur. Coverage: 1991 to present.
  26. Criminal Justice Collection (Gale) provides information on virtually any criminal justice topic.
  27. Criminal Justice Periodicals Index (Proquest) provides information on virtually any criminal justice topic.
  28. Culinary Arts (Gale) includes major cooking and nutrition magazines, culinary journals and several Delmar Reference titles. Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.
  29. Current Contents Connect: Life Sciences
  30. Digital Books Catalog (Overdrive Digital Audio & Ebooks)
  31. Digital Treasures is a digitized collection of significant archival images Central and Western Massachusetts (C/W MARS) Libraries' collections.
  32. Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) is a service that covers free, full-text quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals.
  33. Diversity Studies Collection
  34. EBSCO eBook Academic Colelction
  35. EBSCO eBook Collection (old NetLibrary) is a collection of e-books across various disciplines and subjects. E-books may be viewed on a desktop or mobile device.
  36. EBSCOhost EJS (Electronic Journal Service) lists the full-text electronic journals the library has access to through EBSCO.
  37. Education Research Complete is the definitive online resource for education research and includes topics from all levels of education and all educational specialties.
  38. The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is an online digital library of education research and information. It is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education, and provides ready access to education literature going back to 1966.
  39. Educator's Reference Complete (Gale) provides full text of over 1100 periodicals and 200 reports for educational research from preschool to college.
  40. Educator's Reference Desk provides access to 2,000+ lesson plans, 3,000+ links to online education information, and 200+ question archive responses.
  41. Electronic Books (EBooks) contains all the online electronic books cataloged by OCLC member libraries.
  42. Electronic Collections OnLine (ECO) gives access to a collection of scholarly journals in a variety of subject areas, all with full-text articles online.
  43. Encyclopedia Britannica
  44. Environmental Studies & Policy Collection Provides coverage of the field of environmental issues and policy. Includes multiple viewpoints, perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policy makers, as well as corporate interests
  45. ERIC is a database for published and unpublished journal articles and reports in education. The ERIC database is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Education. Coverage is 1966 to the present.
  46. Expanded Academic ASAP (Gale) provides scholarly content covering arts & humanities, the social science and the general sciences.
  47. Films on Demand is a Web-based digital video delivery service that allows you to view streaming videos anytime, anywhere, 24/7! Choose from over 7 thousand titles in 24 different subject areas.
  48. Gale Virtual Reference Library (Gale) is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
  49. Gardening, Landscape & Horticulture Collection (Gale) focuses on key issues in gardening, landscaping, and other areas of horticulture.
  50. General BusinessFile ASAP (Gale) provides news and articles on major companies and industries.
  51. General OneFile (Gale) provides a one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics. Coverage: 1980 to present.
  52. General Reference Center Gold (Gale) provides general interest magazine articles, reference book extracts, and citations to newspaper articles.
  53. General Science Full Text covers general science literature from the U.S. and Europe, Citations start in 1984 and Abstracts start in 1993.
  54. Gender Studies Collection (Gale)
  55. Global Issues in Context (Gale) offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events, including social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, and cultural issues.
  56. Government Publication Office (GPO) Monthly Catalog covers all types of U.S. government documents, including Congressional reports, hearings, debates, and records, judiciary materials, and documents issued by executive departments (Defense, State, Labor, Office of the President, etc.). Bibliographic citations are included in each record.
  57. GreenFile offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.
  58. Health & Wellness Resource Center provides access to medical reference materials, including nearly 400 health/medical journals, numerous reference volumes, over 700 health videos, hundreds of pamphlets and health-related articles.
  59. Health Reference Center Academic (Gale) provides full text resources including consumer health, nursing & allied health.
  60. History of Science, Technology, and Medicine is an international index that reflects the influences of society and culture to the history of science, technology, and medicine.
  61. Home Improvement Collection (Gale)
  62. Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection (Gale) provides coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism field.
  63. Information Science and Library Issues Collection (Gale)
  64. Issues & Controversies (Facts on File) covers up-to-date, in-depth, and objective information on the most prominent and hotly debated issues of the day.
  65. Insurance and Liability Collection (Gale)
  66. Junior Edition - K12 provides articles selected for students in junior high and middle school and includes magazines, reference books and newspaper articles on current events and other topics
  67. Kids' InfoBits (InfoTrac) meets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5.
  68. LexisNexis Academic provides access to full-text news, business, and legal publications using a variety of flexible search options. It also provides access to the Shepard's Citations service for all federal and states court cases back to 1789.
  69. Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts indexes more than 500 core journals, more than 50 priority journals, and 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings. Contains full-text for more than 240 journals. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Extends back as far as the mid-1960s.
  70. Literary Reference Center Plus is a comprehensive full text reference database of literary pieces.
  71. Literature Resource Center provides up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.
  72. Massachusetts History Online (Gale)
  73. Medline (FirstSearch) covers all areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing. The database corresponds to the print version of Index Medicus, Index to Dental Literature, and International Nursing Index.
  74. Medline Plus Health Information (Open Access) is the Consumer Health portion of the Pub med database. It will direct you to information to help answer health related questions.
  75. MEDLINE with Full Text (EBSCO) with full-text is the world's most comprehensive source of full text for medical journals, providing full text for more than 1,370 journals indexed in MEDLINE. Of those, more than 1,340 have cover-to-cover indexing in MEDLINE, and of those, 528 are not found with full text in any version of Academic Search, Health Source or Biomedical Reference Collection.
  76. MedPix: Medical Image Database is a database designed for physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, medical students, graduate nursing students and other post-graduate trainees, and integrates images and textual information.
  77. Mental Measurements Yearbook provides users with a comprehensive guide to over 2,000 contemporary testing instruments.
  78. Mergent Archives
  79. Mergent First Research
  80. Mergent Hoover's Academic
  81. Mergent Online
  82. Military and Intelligence Database
  83. MLA International Bibliography
  84. MOCAT (Catalog of United States Government Publications) (Open Access) indexes print and electronic government information products created by federal agencies. Coverage: 1994 to present.
  85. New York Times Newspaper (Gale) offers full-text coverage of the US newspaper of record as well as superb coverage of national and international news.
  86. NoodleBib (NoodleTools) is an MLA- and APA-style bibliographic composer and generates, edits and publishes an MLA Works Cited or APA References list.
  87. Novelist is a database of fiction that provides subject heading access, reviews, annotations, and much more for over 125,000 fiction titles.
  88. Nursing & Allied Health Collection (Gale) covers all aspects of the Nursing profession, from direct patient care to health care administration.
  89. Nursing Education Videos (Alexander Street Press)
  90. Nursing Resource Center provides disease and drug overviews, care plans, relevant journal results and animated anatomy and physiology diagrams to complement the core encyclopedia texts.
  91. OAIster (FirstSearch) is a Union Catalog of digital resources
  92. Oppposing Viewpoints in Context (Gale) is the premier full-text resource covering today's hottest social issues, from Terrorism to Endangered Species, Stem Cell Research to Gun Control. . . . It brings together all the information that's needed to fully understand an issue: pro and con viewpoint articles, reference articles that provide context, full-text magazines, academic journals, and newspapers, primary source documents, government and organizational statistics, multimedia, including images and podcasts, [and] links to hand-selected web sites.
  93. Oxford Art Online (formerly Grove's Art Online) provides web access to the entire text of The Dictionary of Art, published in 1996 (34 vols.) and The Oxford Companion to Western Art, published in 2001.
  94. PapersFirst is an index of papers presented at conferences worldwide.
  95. Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Collection (Gale) covers topics in the field, including proven treatment techniques and experimental research theses
  96. Pop Culture Collection (Gale)
  97. Population Index (Open Access) is the primary reference tool to the world's population literature.
  98. Popular Magazines (Gale)
  99. ProceedingsFirst is an index of worldwide conference proceedings.
  100. Project Gutenberg Online Catalog (Open Access)
  101. project MUSE: Standard Collection provides full text to current content from scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences.
  102. ProQuest Central is the largest multidisciplinary database with over 11,000 titles, with over 8,000 titles in full-text. It serves as the central resource for researchers at all levels in all markets. Over 160 subject areas are covered extensively including business and economics, health and medical, news and world affairs, technology, social sciences and more.
  103. Proquest Newsstand (Complete)
  104. proquest Religion
  105. Psychology & Behavioral Studies Collection (Gale)
  106. PsycCRITIQUES
  107. PsycEXTRA
  108. PsycNet (APA) provides electronic access to full-text articles from APA journals and selected EPF (Educational Publishing Foundation) journals, most from 1989 to the present.
  109. PsycTESTS
  110. Pubmed/Medline (Open Access) is a database service of the National Library of Medicine. It includes 17 million Medline citations from Biomedical journals back to the 1950's it has links to some full text articles and other related services.
  111. PubMed Central (Open Access) is the U.S National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archives if biomedical and life of sciences journal literature.
  112. RehabData (Open Access) is an extensive database of disability and rehabilitation literature abstracts spanning more than 50 years of research.
  113. Religion and Philosophy Collection (Gale)
  114. Sage All Access provides discipline specific research databases of many popular peer reviewed journals in Communication Studies, Criminology, Education, Health Sciences, Management and Organizational Studies, Materials Science, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and Urban Studies Planning. Full-text is available for all Sage journals to which Elms subscribe.
  115. SBRnet (Sports Business Research Network) focuses on the sporting goods and sports marketing industry.
  116. ScienceDirect Health & Life Sciences College Edition - ScienceDirect is the world's leading full-text scientific database offering articles/chapters from more than 2,500 peer-reviewed journals and more than 10,000 books. The Health and Science Journals are full-text going back to 1995.
  117. Science in Context provides contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics. The new solution merges Gale's authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience
  118. Science Online (Facts on File) is a curriculum-oriented (grades 6-12) database that offers a comprehensive, authoritative overview of the sciences.
  119. Small Business Collection (Gale)
  120. SocINDEX with Full Text covers all aspects of sociology, encompassing all sub-disciplines and closely related areas of study and contains full text for 777 journals, as well as more than 820 books and monographs.
  121. Student Edition provides articles selected for grades 9-12 and includes magazines, reference books and newspaper articles on current events and other topics.
  122. Teacher Reference Center 
  123. U.S. History Collection (Gale)
  124. U.S. History in Context (Gale) provides information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History
  125. United States National Library of Medicine (NLM) provides a wide variety of resources related to the biomedical and health sciences, both past and present.
  126. Vocations & Careers Collection (Gale) provides current and applicable content for all vocational milestones, including: finding an appropriate institution of learning, job searching, and maintaining a career.
  127. Wall Street Journal Newspaper (Proquest) is the financial newspaper of record, which offers in-depth coverage of national and international finance as well as first rate coverage of hard news. Coverage: 1982 to present
  128. War & Terrorism Collection (Gale) 
  129. World History in Context (Gale) provides information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in world History
  130. Worldcat database provides a list of books, web resources, and other material worldwide that have been cataloged by OCLC member libraries.
  131. WorldCat Dissertations & Thesis is a database of all dissertations and theses available in WorldCat.