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Unless otherwise noted, all databases are available off-campus.

To access databases remotely, you must register with the library and obtain a barcode number.

Due to licensing restrictions, only current students and staff of CCU can access these databases.

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**Important Message Regarding Off-Campus Access**

All databases are available off-campus, but some require a separate URL for off-campus access. When a separate URL is needed for access, a message will appear with the database desciption that looks like this: Off-Campus Access: click here.  Click on the hyperlink to gain access to the database.  When you click on the hyperlink, you will be asked to authenticate, which means that you will enter your name and library barcode number.  To obtain a barcode number, you must first register with the library (contact the library for details). Due to licensing restrictions, only current students and staff of CCU can access the databases in this list.

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Academic Search Complete (

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Academic Search Complete is the world’s largest scholarly, multi-discipline, full text database designed specifically for academic institutions. This resource indexes over 10,000 publications and contains full text for over 5300 periodicals. Academic Search Complete includes full-page images as well as color embedded images. This scholarly collection provides full text journal coverage for nearly all academic areas of study at CCU – including Biblical studies, theology, ethics, social sciences, humanities, education, psychology, and counseling.

African-American Poetry 1760-1900 (

African-American Poetry 1760-1900 includes the full text of almost 3000 poems written by African-American poets in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.  African-American Poetry is a resource for literary scholars and for researchers in African-American studies, linguistics, women’s studies, black literary heritage, and comparative studies.  The poetry explores a multitude of topics, including abolition, children, civil rights, dreams, education, fugitive slave law, Indian raids, liberty, political issues, prejudice, and slavery.  The variety of poem types is equally broad.  The database includes allegories, broadsides, children’s poems, elegiac poems, epics, hymns, odes, patriotic poems, and sonnets.  The poets are among those included in the William French et. al. bibliography, Afro-American Poetry and Drama, 1760-1975.  The full text of the poems is included and fully searchable.

For modern African-American poetry, see 20th Century African American Poetry

Agricola (

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AGRICOLA provides citations to journal articles, monographs, theses, patents, software, audio-visual materials, and technical reports.  The records describe publications and resources encompassing all aspects of agriculture and aillied disciplines including plant and animal sciences, forestry, entomology, soil and water resources, agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, agricultural products, alternative farming practices, and food and nutrition.  Auxiliary subjects that support NAL’s Information Center activities, such as agricultural trade and marketing, rural information, and animal welfare are also included in the database.

Alt HealthWatch (

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Alt HealthWatch focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers an immediate resource of full text articles, from more than 170 international, and often peer reviewed, reports, proceedings, association and consumer newsletters. In addition, there are hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts. Alt HealthWatch provides in-depth coverage across the full spectrum of subject areas covered by complementary and alternative medicine.

America: History and Life (

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America: History & Life is a comprehensive bibliography of articles on the history and culture of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present.  AHL offers abstracts and citations for articles appearing in over 2,000 journals published worldwide in history, related humanities, and the social sciences.  Coverage also included citations to book reviews from approximately 100 major journals of American history and culture and relevant dissertations from Dissertation Abstracts International.  For a list of indexed journal titles, click here.

American Drama (

American Drama currently contains more than 700 plays from over 300 dramatists. When finished, American Drama will feature the complete texts of more than 2,000 plays written by American dramatists.

American Periodical Series Online (

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American Periodical Series Online contains page images of more than 1,100 historic American magazines, journals and newspapers.  These resources illuminate the development of American culture, politics, and society across some 150 years.  Articles can be search by author, source, and words in the complete text.

The collection is arrange in three series: 1741-1800, the period of transition from British colony to emerging nation; 1800-1850, pre-Civil War and the era of debate over slavery; and 1850-1900, Civil War and Reconstruction.  Magazines of these periods cover the literature, science, religion, arts, and history of the time.

American Poetry 1600-1900 (

American Poetry 1600-1900 is a collection of 1,200 books and anthologies of early American poetry.  This database contains the works of all major American poets, including Emily Dickinson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Phillis Wheatley, Walt Whitman, and John Greenleaf Whittier.  It also covers many less familiar names.  The complete text of each poem is included.  Any accompanying text written by the original author and forming an integral part of the work, such as notes, dedications, and prefaces to individual poems, is also generally included.  For modern American peotry, see 20th Century American Poetry.

Art Full Text (

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Art Full Text comprises the bibliographic contents of over 400 leading art periodicals – journals, museum bulletins and yearbooks. The database gives references to articles, reviews, exhibition listings and many other types of material. Unusually, reproductions of works of art that appear in the periodicals are also fully detailed. Coverage is from 1929 as an index, with added abstracts from 1994 to the present. The database currently has nearly 400,000 records and is updated monthly. It indexes periodicals from 1984, and includes abstracts from 1994 onwards. Subject coverage spans all aspects of art, from visual to performing arts, and ranges from archaeology to television and video.  For a list of periodicals indexed, click here:

ArticleFirst (OCLC) (;done=referer;FSIP)

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OCLC ArticleFirst is an index of the items listed on the table of contents pages of over 12,000 journals.  This index covers articles, news stories, letters and other items on a wide range of topics.  Since this database draws information from OCLC’s WorldCat, users can also check to see if libraries in their area have holdings of particular print journal titles.  For a list of indexed titles, click here.

ATLA Historical Monograph Collections: Series 1 (

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ATLA Historical Monograph Collections: Series 1 contains over 5 million pages of content, and consists of titles from the 13th through the 1893 World Parliament of Religions with the majority of titles from the 19th century. Since religion was such an integral part of the social, political, and economic fabric of life during the time period of this collection, historians researching a wide range of areas, not just religion, will find invaluable material relevant to their work.

ATLA Religion Database (

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The ATLA Religion Database is the premier index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion. This comprehensive bibliographic database spans 50 years. Selected records go back as far as 1818. The ATLA Religion Database offers expansive coverage of the subdisciplines in the fields of theology and religion. The ATLA Religion Database also covers religious research in related fields such as sociology, anthropology, psychology, history, medicine, law, and business.

ATLASerials (

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The ATLASerials collection provides the full-text of articles from  over 200 journals in the field of religious studies, including Biblical studies, theological studies, and ministry studies. The range of years covered by the collection varies from title to title.

A-to-Z Title List of Journals and Magazines (

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A-to-Z Title List provides a comprehensive list of all the journals and magazines that are accessible through the CCU Library’s databases and collections.  The A-to-Z database provides a searchable list of all electronic and print journals and magazines in the CCU Library’s collection.  Users can also browse the entire list by title or by subject.

The Bible in English (

The Bible in English contains twenty-one versions of the Bible: thirteen complete Bibles, five editions of the New Testament, two editions of the Gospels, and William Tyndale’s translations of the New Testament, Pentateuch, and Jonah. The editions were chosen specifically to meet the needs of scholars of English literature and history of the language, as well as those in biblical and theological studies. Protestant, Roman Catholic, and nonconformist editions of the Bible are all included to allow searching and comparison across different centuries and religious beliefs.

The Bible In English is a commercial database provided by Chadwyck-Healey. Chadwyck-Healey’s license requires OhioLINK to restrict access to workstations at OhioLINK member institutions.

Several Internet sites provide one or more versions of the Bible for public access, including the University of Michigan Humanities Text Initiative , The On-Line Books Page , and Project Gutenberg .

Biblical Archaeology Society (BAS) Archive (

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The Biblical Archaeology Society Archive contains the full text of every issue of the Biblical Archaeology Review, including the current issue.  The BAS Archive also contains the full text of every issue of two other periodicals previously published by the BAS: Archaeology Odyssey and Bible Review (BR).  The archive also contains a few electronic books published by the society.

Bibliography of American Literature ( )

Bibliography of American Literature is a comprehensive bibliographic guide, providing nearly 40,000 records of the literary works of approximately 300 American writers from the American Revolution to 1930. BAL lists every reprint and variant edition of an author’s works, including obscure and fugitive appearances in anthologies, broadsides, and gift books. It also includes details on bindings and physical features of the editions.

BAL originally appeared in print in nine volumes, published for the Bibliographical Society of America by Yale University Press between 1955 and 1991. All nine volumes of BAL are fully searchable together.

Bibliography of Native North Americans (

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Bibliography of Native North Americans is a bibliographic database covering all aspects of native North American culture, history, and life.  BNNA contains citations for books, essays, journal articles, and government documents of the United States and Canada.  This resource covers a wide range of topics including archaeology, multicultural relations, gaming, governance, legend, and literacy.  Dates of coverage for included content range from the sixteenth century to the present.  The database is an essential research tool for anthropologists, educators, historians, political scientists, sociologists, psychologists, legal and medical researchers, linguists, theologians, ethnobotanists, and policy makers.  BNNA will appeal to anyone interested in exploring contributions, struggles, and issues surrounding North America’s indigenous peoples.

Biography Reference Bank (

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Biography Reference Bank provides provides biographical information on approximately half a million people, from antiquity to the present, along with thousands of images.  BRB offers substantive narrative profiles, each about 2,000 words long, from H. W. Wilson publications and other respected publishers.  The biographies are searchable by name, profession, title, place of origin, gender, race/ethnicity, titles of works, dates of birth, date of death, keyword, and presence of images.  Daily updates provide up-to-the-minute coverage of newsmakers.  Full-text articles, abstracts, and images gleaned from thousands of magazines and journals cover new names and expand on existing profiles.  Book review excerpts and full text reviews help users find and select print biographies.

Biological Abstracts/BIOSIS Previews (

Biological Abstracts/BIOSIS Previews collects abstracts and bibliographic references to worldwide biological and medical literature.  Biological Abstracts contains references to journal items focusing on vital biological and medical research findings, pharmacological studies, and discoveries of new organisms.  Approximately 5,500 international journals are monitored, representing virtually every life science discipline.  BIOSIS Previews also covers international meetings, review articles, books, and monographs.

Business Abstracts with Full Text (

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Business Abstracts with Full Text contains full-text articles from hundreds of key publications, and provides access to product evaluations, interviews, biographical sketches, corporate profiles, obituaries, surveys, statistical rankings, book reviews, and reports from associations, societies, trade shows, conferences, and more.

Business Source Complete (

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Business Source Complete is a scholarly business database providing bibliographic and full text content.  Business Source Complete provides full text journals in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics.  Additional full text, non-journal content includes financial data, books, monographs, major reference works, book digests, conference proceedings, case studies, investment research reports, industry reports, market research reports, country reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses and more.  Business Source Complete contains indexing and abstracts for the most important business journals back to 1886, searchable and cited references for many journals, and detailed author profiles for the most-cited authors in the database.

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