Databases for Research

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All EBSCOhost Databases (EBSCOhost) - Full Text

Gateway to all Robert F. Kidd Library's EBSCOhost databases through WV Library Commission College Consortium - cross-searchable, providing coverage for journal articles and other information in academic disciplines. Databases included are described on the database selection page.

Resource Types: Database Gateway

Subjects: General and Multidisciplinary

Britannica Online Academic Edition (Britannica) - Full Text

Encyclopedia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools providing comprehensive, relevant materials for thorough research for college-level learners, researchers and faculty.

Resource Types: Reference

Subjects: General and Multidisciplinary; Reference

Gateway to FirstSearch databases, providing coverage of much of the journal literature for academic disciplines - includes ArticleFirst (OCLC index of articles from the contents pages of journals), ClasePeriodica (index of Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities), Ebooks (OCLC catalog of online electronic books available through libraries worldwide), ECO (OCLC collection of scholarly journals), ERIC (Journal articles and reports in education), GPO (U.S. government publications), MEDLINE (all areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing), OAISter (union catalog of digital resources), PapersFirst (OCLC index of papers presented at conferences worldwide), Proceedings (OCLC index of worldwide conference proceedings), WorldCat (OCLC catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide), WorldCatDissertations (database of all dissertations and theses available in WorldCat).

Resource Types: Database Gateway

Subjects: General and Multidisciplinary

Search for court cases, journals, and books. Fees apply for some items but court cases are free. Books may frequently be obtained via interlibrary loan; see a librarian for details.

Resource Types: Database Gateway

Subjects: General and Multidisciplinary

JSTOR (Jstor) - Full Text

GSC's four JSTOR collections provide access to 471 full text journals. Our JSTOR collections are: Arts and Sciences II; Arts and Sciences III; Ecology & Botany; and Language & Literature. These collections cover a large number disciplines.

Resource Types: Journal and Magazine Articles

Subjects: Art, Architecture, and Applied Arts; Biology; Business and Economics; Criminal Justice; Education; Environmental Sciences; Forestry and Agriculture; General and Multidisciplinary; Geography; Health, Medicine, and Nursing; History; Journalism; Languages and Literature; Marketing and Advertising; Music, Dance, Drama, and Film; Physical Sciences and Mathematics; Psychology; Social Sciences; West Virginia

LearningExpressLibrary (WV Library Commission) - Full Text

Practice Tests/Tutorial Courses/Writing Improvement. Provided courtesy of the West Virginia Library Commission's WV Info Depot. Offers study guides, e-books, and practice tests for major standardized exams like the GRE, Praxis, ASVAB and many others.

Resource Types: Test Preparation

Subjects: Biology; Business and Economics; Criminal Justice; Education; General and Multidisciplinary; Geography; Health, Medicine, and Nursing; History; Languages and Literature; Physical Sciences and Mathematics; Science and Technology; Social Sciences

Full text of over 170 journals and abstracts/indexing for over 400 journals going back as far as 1980 covering all aspects of library information.

Resource Types: Reference

Subjects: Education; Reference

Indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings covering librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.

Resource Types: Reference

Subjects: Education; Reference; Social Sciences

Abstracting/indexing for over 5,400 current, biomedical journals (some linked to full text). Covers medicine, nursing, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and other related topics.

Subjects: Health, Medicine, and Nursing

Newspaper Archives of United States (Library of Congress) - Full Text

Provided courtesy of the Library of Congress. Contains tens of millions of searchable newspaper pages dating as far back as the 1789.

Resource Types: News and Newspapers

Subjects: General and Multidisciplinary; History; Journalism; Social Sciences

Full text material from approximately 2,700 publications, many of which are peer-reviewed covering many disciplines.

Resource Types: Journal and Magazine Articles

Subjects: Art, Architecture, and Applied Arts; Biology; Business and Economics; Criminal Justice; Education; Environmental Sciences; General and Multidisciplinary; Geography; Health, Medicine, and Nursing; History; Journalism; Languages and Literature; Marketing and Advertising; Music, Dance, Drama, and Film; Physical Sciences and Mathematics; Psychology; Science and Technology; Social Sciences

Multidisciplinary juvenile database with more than 70 popular full text magazines for elementary school research. Full text articles are assigned reading level indicators (Lexiles).

Resource Types: Journal and Magazine Articles

Subjects: Education; General and Multidisciplinary

Proquest Criminal Justice (Proquest) - Full Text

Covers all areas of criminal justice with full text scholarly journals, trade publications, crime reports, crime blogs and other relevant materials for researchers or those preparing for careers in criminal justice, law enforcement and other related fields.

Resource Types: Journal and Magazine Articles

Subjects: Criminal Justice; Social Sciences

Proquest HeritageQuest (Proquest) - Full Text

HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. The database provides genealogical and historical sources for more than 60 countries, with coverage dating back as early as the 1700s..

Resource Types: Journal and Magazine Articles

Subjects: Criminal Justice; Social Sciences

Pubmed Central (US National Institutes of Health) - Full Text

PubMed Central (PMC) is the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature.

Subjects: Criminal Justice; Health, Medicine, and Nursing

More than 80 full text regional business publications covering metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

Resource Types: News and Newspapers; Reference

Subjects: Business and Economics; Journalism; Reference

Milestone Documents in American History combines 134 full-text primary source documents with expert analysis and commentary covering the years 1763-2003.

Subjects: History; Social Sciences

Up-to-date bibliographic information and pricing structures for magazines, journals, newspapers, and other serials with nearly 250,000 U.S. and international titles, including newspaper and data from more than 108,000 publishers worldwide, including e-mail and Internet addresses. (This is not an index to articles.)

Resource Types: Reference

Subjects: Reference

Provides indexing and abstracts for 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators.

Subjects: Education

Contains full text from diverse sources including international and regional newspapers, periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information. Covers social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms.

Resource Types: Journal and Magazine Articles

Subjects: Education; General and Multidisciplinary; Languages and Literature; Social Sciences

The West Virginia Encyclopedia is the comprehensive reference resource for the Mountain State of West Virginia. Based on the best-selling West Virginia Encyclopedia, e-WV offers thousands of articles on West Virginia's people and places, history, arts, science and culture.

Resource Types: Reference

Subjects: Health, Medicine, and Nursing; Reference; West Virginia

WorldCat (FirstSearch)

OCLC catalog of books, videos, web resources, and other library items in libraries worldwide.

Resource Types: Books; Reference

Subjects: Reference; West Virginia

WV Info Depot (WV Library Commission) - Full Text

Databases available from the West Virginia Library Commission including Learning Express Library and Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia. Call 304-462-4109 or ext. 6160 for log on information.

Resource Types: Database Gateway

Subjects: General and Multidisciplinary