Remote Databases

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. Academic OneFile (InfoTrac) is a resource for peer-reviewed content and includes full-text coverage of NPR, CNN, CBC transcripts, and the New York Times (1995).
  2. Academic Search Premier is a general database that contains full text for over 4,000 journals covering a variety of subjects.
  3. AgeLine focuses exclusively on the population aged 50+ and age-related content from the health sciences, psychology, sociology, social work, economics, and public policy. It is designed for researchers, professionals, students, and general consumers.
  4. Agricola is a bibliographic database of citations to the agricultural literature created by the National Agricultural Library (NAL) and its cooperators.
  5. Anthropological Index is an index to the citations of Current Periodicals in The Anthropology Library at the British Museum.
  6. Applied Science & Technology Abstracts provides information on management, careers, employment, and financial trends in the scientific and technological fields. Coverage: 1983 to present.
  7. 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
  8. ArticleFirst is an index of articles from the contents pages of journals.
  9. 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.
  10. Biographyin Context (InfoTrac) provides biographies for individuals spanning a variety of fields.
  11. BioMed Central provides access to 180 open access journals for peer-reviewed medical research.
  12. Books & Authors (InfoTrac) offers ways to explore books, authors, genres and topics to help choose the next book to read.
  13. Boston Globe is New England's most important newspaper for regional, national, and international coverage. Coverage: 1980 to present.
  14. Business Insights: Essentials researches and analyzes companies and industries around the world.
  15. C/W MAS Library Catalog  is the online listing of all holdings in the CWMARS consortium libraries.
  16. Cambridge Journals Online   Includes over 220 peer-reviewed academic journals containing the latest research from a broad sweep of subject areas.
  17. 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.
  18. Clase and Periodica indexes documents published in Latin American journals specializing in the social sciences, humanities, science and technology.
  19. 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.
  20. Contemporary Literary Criticism (InfoTrac) provides critical essays and biographical information on contemporary writers.
  21. 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.
  22. Credo Reference provides content from hundreds of reference books in a broad range of subjects. Includes: The MIT Encyclopedia of Communication Disorders.
  23. Criminal Justice Collection (InfoTrac) provides information on virtually any criminal justice topic.
  24. Criminal Justice Periodicals Index (Proquest) provides information on virtually any criminal justice topic.
  25. Culinary Arts includes major cooking and nutrition magazines, culinary journals and several Delmar Reference titles. Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.
  26. Current Contents Connect: Life Sciences
  27. Digital Treasures is a digitized collection of significant archival images Central and Western Massachusetts (C/W MARS) Libraries' collections.
  28. Directory of Open Access Journals is a service that covers free, full-text quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals.
  29. eBooks on EBSCOhost is a collection of e-books across various disciplines and subjects. E-books may be viewed on a desktop or mobile device.
  30. Ebrary Academic Complete Subscription Collection contains over 70,000 e-book titles in 16 different subject areas, including Business, Education, Humanities, Nursing, & Social Sciences.
  31. EBSCOhost EJS (Electronic Journal Service) lists the full-text electronic journals the library has access to through EBSCO.
  32. Education Research Complete is the definitive online resource for education research and includes topics from all levels of education and all educational specialties.
  33. 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.
  34. Educator's Reference Complete (InfoTrac) provides full text of over 1100 periodicals and 200 reports for educational research from preschool to college.
  35. Educator's Reference Desk provides access to 2,000+ lesson plans, 3,000+ links to online education information, and 200+ question archive responses.
  36. Electronic Books (EBooks) contains all the online electronic books cataloged by OCLC member libraries.
  37. Electronic Collections OnLine (ECO) gives access to a collection of scholarly journals in a variety of subject areas, all with full-text articles online.
  38. Elms College Library Catalog is the online listing of all books and media types in the Alumnae Library.
  39. Environmental Studies & Policy 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
  40. 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.
  41. Expanded Academic ASAP (InfoTrac) provides scholarly content covering arts & humanities, the social science and the general sciences.
  42. 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.
  43. Gale Virtual Reference Library (InfoTrac) is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
  44. Gardening, Landscape & Horticulture Collection focuses on key issues in gardening, landscaping, and other areas of horticulture.
  45. General BusinessFile ASAP (InfoTrac) provides news and articles on major companies and industries.
  46. General OneFile (InfoTrac) provides a one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics. Coverage: 1980 to present.
  47. General Reference Center Gold (InfoTrac) provides general interest magazine articles, reference book extracts, and citations to newspaper articles.
  48. General Science Full Textcovers general science literature from the U.S. and Europe, Citations start in 1984 and Abstracts start in 1993.
  49. Global Issues in Context offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events, including social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, and cultural issues.
  50. 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.
  51. 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.
  52. 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.
  53. Health Reference Center Academic (InfoTrac) provides full text resources including consumer health, nursing & allied health.
  54. 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.
  55. Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection provides coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism field.
  56. InfoTrac 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.
  57. InfoTrac Student Edition provides articles selected for grades 9-12 and includes magazines, reference books and newspaper articles on current events and other topics.
  58. 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.
  59. Kids' InfoBits (InfoTrac) meets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5.
  60. 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.
  61. 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.
  62. Literary Reference Center Plus is a comprehensive full text reference database of literary pieces.
  63. 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.
  64. Marcive WebDocs offers the U.S. Federal Government's Monthly Catalog.
  65. Medline 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.
  66. Medline Plus Health Information is the Consumer Health portion of the Pub med database. It will direct you to information to help answer health related questions.
  67. MEDLINE with Full Text 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.
  68. 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.
  69. Mental Measurements Yearbook provides users with a comprehensive guide to over 2,000 contemporary testing instruments.
  70. MOCAT (Catalog of United States Government Publications) indexes print and electronic government information products created by federal agencies. Coverage: 1994 to present.
  71. NASW Clinical Register 12th Edition provides a listing of clinical social workers.
  72. National Technical Information Service (NTIS) provides the largest central resource for government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business related information available. For more information or to use this resource please come into the library.
  73. New York Times Newspaper (InfoTrac) offers full-text coverage of the US newspaper of record as well as superb coverage of national and international news.
  74. NoodleBib is an MLA- and APA-style bibliographic composer and generates, edits and publishes an MLA Works Cited or APA References list.
  75. Novelist is a database of fiction that provides subject heading access, reviews, annotations, and much more for over 125,000 fiction titles.
  76. Nursing & Allied Health Collection covers all aspects of the Nursing profession, from direct patient care to health care administration.
  77. 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.
  78. OAIster is a Union Catalog of digital resources
  79. Oppposing Viewpoints in Context 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.
  80. Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center: Critical Thinking cover today's hottest social issues, supplemented with assessments and tools.
  81. 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.
  82. Oxford Journals Includes over 230 academic and research journals covering a broad range of subject areas
  83. PapersFirst is an index of papers presented at conferences worldwide.
  84. Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Collection covers topics in the field, including proven treatment techniques and experimental research theses
  85. Plunkett Research Online publishes industry-specific market research, statistics, company profiles and executive contacts in electronic subscriptions and in printed industry almanacs.
  86. Population Index is the primary reference tool to the world's population literature.
  87. ProceedingsFirst is an index of worldwide conference proceedings.
  88. project MUSE: Standard Collection provides full text to current content from scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences.
  89. 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.
  90. 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.
  91. Pubmed/Medline 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.
  92. PubMed Central is the U.S National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archives if biomedical and life of sciences journal literature.
  93. RehabData is an extensive database of disability and rehabilitation literature abstracts spanning more than 50 years of research.
  94. Religious & Theological Abstracts provides summaries of articles appearing in scholarly journals in the fields of Religion and Theology and includes records about Christian, Jewish, and other World religions.
  95. Sage Premier 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.
  96. SBRnet (Sports Business Research Network) focuses on the sporting goods and sports marketing industry.
  97. 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
  98. Science Online (Facts on File) is a curriculum-oriented (grades 6-12) database that offers a comprehensive, authoritative overview of the sciences.
  99. 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.
  100.  Social Services Abstracts (CSA) provides bibliographic coverage (from 1980 to present) of current research focuses on social work, human services, and related areas.
  101. Social Work Abstracts Plus contains two databases, Social Work Abstracts and The Register of Clinical Social Workers, which provide information on the fields of social work and human services. Coverage: 1977 to present.
  102. 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.
  103. Teacher Reference Center 
  104. Today's Science (Facts on File) covers the latest scientific discoveries and their fundamental concepts.
  105. U.S. History in Context provides information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History
  106. United States National Library of Medicine (NLM) provides a wide variety of resources related to the biomedical and health sciences, both past and present.
  107. Vocations & Careers Collection provides current and applicable content for all vocational milestones, including: finding an appropriate institution of learning, job searching, and maintaining a career.
  108. Wall Street Journal Newspaper 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
  109. World Almanac provides a fundamental reference source, including biographies, encyclopedia entries, facts, and statistics.
  110. World History in Context provides information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in world History
  111. Worldcat database provides a list of books, web resources, and other material worldwide that have been cataloged by OCLC member libraries.
  112. WorldCat Dissertations is a database of all dissertations and theses available in WorldCat.


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