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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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(Arranged Alphabetically by Title)

**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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Christian Periodical Index (,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=33h)

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The Christian Periodical Index (CPI) is produced by the Association of Christian Librarians. Its purpose is to provide access to English language articles and reviews written for the Christian community.

Beginning in 1956 with coverage of 20 titles, CPI currently indexes over 100 selected publications from the broad spectrum of knowledge including science, literature, medicine, music, philosophy, history , sociology, nursing, and education. Coverage is representative of the major doctrinal positions within evangelical Christianity.

Christian Standard Index (

The Christian Standard Subject Index, 1967-1993 (CSI) provides access to articles from the Christian Standard by author, title, and subject. It was compiled by the staff of the Jessie C. Eury Library of Lincoln Christian College and edited by Nancy J. Olson. This online version covers the years 1967 through 1993 and serves as a supplement to the six-volume print edition of the Christian Standard Index, 1866-1966. Beginning in 1994, the Christian Standard is indexed in the Christian Periodical Index.

CINAHL (Nursing and Allied Health) (

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CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) provides indexing for journals from the fields of nursing and allied health, with indexing back to 1937.  Offering complete coverage of English-language nursing journals and publications from the National League for Nursing and the American Nurses’ Association, CINAHL Plus with Full Text covers nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines.  In addition, this database offers access to health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, educational software, audiovisuals and book chapters, as well as Evidence-Based Care Sheets.  Searchable cited references for many journals are also included.  CINAHL Plus with Full Text provides the full text of 337 journals, plus legal cases, clinical innovations, critical paths, drug records, research instruments and clinical trials.  PDF backfiles to 1937 are also included.

Clase and Periodica (;done=referer;FSIP)

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Clase and Periodica is an index of articles, essays, book reviews, monographs, conference proceedings, technical reports, interviews and brief notes published in journals edited in 24 different countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as from publications that focus on Pan-American issues. CLASE indexes documents published in Latin American journals specializing in the social sciences and humanities. PERIÓDICA covers journals specializing in science and technology. Together, they offer access to citations from documents published in 2,600 scholarly journals published in the Spanish, Portuguese, French and English languages.  For a list of indexed titles, click here.

Communication & Mass Media Complete (

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Communication & Mass Media Complete incorporates CommSearch (formerly produced by the National Communication Association) and Mass Media Articles Index (formerly produced by Penn State) along with numerous other journals to create a research and reference resource in the communication and mass media fields. CMMC offers cover-to-cover (”core”) indexing and abstracts for over 300 journals, and selected (”priority”) coverage of over 100 more, for a combined coverage of over 400 titles. Furthermore, this database includes full text for nearly 200 journals. Many major journals have indexing, abstracts, PDFs and searchable citations from their first issues to the present (dating as far back as 1915). CMMC contains a sophisticated controlled vocabulary and comprehensive reference browsing (i.e. searchable citations for all peer-reviewed journals covered as “core”).  For a complete list of journal titles indexed by CMMC, click here.

Computers & Applied Sciences Complete (

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Computers & Applied Sciences Complete covers the spectrum of the applied sciences, representing knowledge on traditional engineering challenges and providing material for research concerning the business and social implications of new technology.  CASC provides indexing and abstracting for academic journals, professional publications, and other reference sources.  Full text is available for more than 500 periodicals.  Subject areas include the many engineering disciplines, computer theory, and new technologies.

Consumer Health Complete (

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Consumer Health Complete is EBSCO’s interface designed for the everyday consumer of health care information. CHC provides convenient access to easily understandable health and medical information. Consumers can search and browse within medical encyclopedias, popular reference books, and magazine articles.

Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text (

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Criminal Justice Abstracts includes bibliographic records and full text covering essential areas related to criminal justice and criminology. The increasing globalization of criminology is reflected in the contents of the database, which covers hundreds of journals from around the world. The database provides full-text access to nearly 300 journals and magazines. A list of the full-text titles can be found here.

Digital Commons Network (

The Digital Commons Network brings together scholarship from hundreds of universities and colleges, providing open access to peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work. This constantly growing body of publications is curated by university librarians and their supporting institutions, and represents thousands of disciplines and subject areas from Architecture to Zoology. The intuitive, visual interface invites exploration of the discipline-specific Commons by mousing over the color wheel.

Digital Resource Commons (

Digital Resource Commons : The OhioLINK Digital Resource Commons is a network of centrally hosted institutional repositories featuring local branding, remote submission and administration, and federated searching. The DRC enables Ohio colleges and universities to save, discover and share all types and formats of digital materials. The DRC also contains content shared by all OhioLINK libraries. This content includes: Educational Films, Art and Architecture Images, Foreign Language Videos, Encyclopedia of Physics Demonstrations, Historic and Archival Images, LANDSAT 7 Satellite Images, Sanborn Historic Maps of Ohio, Social Studies Images.

Dissertation Abstracts (Proquest Dissertations and Theses) (

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Dissertation Abstracts (Proquest Dissertations and Theses) contains more than 1.6 million entries about doctoral dissertations and master’s theses. The database includes citations for materials ranging from the first U.S. dissertation, accepted in 1861, to those accepted as recently as last semester. Since 1997, new publications have been available electronically, and many publications can be ordered through the system for a fee. The database represents the work of authors from over 1,000 North American graduate schools and European universities. About 50,000 new dissertations and 10,000 new theses are added each year.

Early American Fiction (

Early American Fiction contains 440 works of 80 novelists and short-story writers, 1774-1850. This database comprises the full texts of the first editions of American novels and short stories written before 1850 by authors of significance during their lifetimes.

EBSCO Discovery Service,cookie,uid&profile=eds

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A metasearch database that allows CCU library users to simultaneously search the CCU Library catalog, several research databases on the library’s web site, the OhioLINK central catalog, and a number of other resources.

EBSCO eBook Collection (formerly netLibrary) (

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EBSCO eBook Collection (formerly netLibrary) is a library of electronic books (e-books) on many academic subjects. The collection includes thousands of titles purchased by OhioLINK, plus thousands of public-domain e-books. Users can preview an e-book online, peruse a page, read each page in depth, jump to specific chapters or pages, or use links in the Table of Content or Index to go directly to specific chapters of interest. Every word in every book is searchable.

Education Full Text (

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Education Full Text indexes core international periodicals, monographs, and yearbooks in education. Topics include a wide range of contemporary education issues, including government funding, instructional media, multicultural education, religious education, student counseling, competency-based, and information technology. Education Abstracts cites articles in English-language periodicals and yearbooks published in the United States and elsewhere. English language books related to education published in 1995 or later are also indexed.

Education Research Complete (

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Education Research Complete is a bibliographic and full text database covering scholarly research and information relating to all areas of education.  Topics covered include all levels of education from early childhood to higher education, and all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education, and testing.  Education Research Complete also covers areas of curriculum instruction as well as administration, policy, funding, and related social issues.  The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 1,500 journals, as well as full text for more than 750 journals.  This database also includes full text for more than 100 books and monographs, and full text for numerous education-related conference papers.  For a list of indexed titles, click here.

Ei Engineering Village (

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Ei Engineering Village is a cross database searching service offering a wide range of resources covering applied science and engineering. Databases include: Compendex, EI Patents, GeoBase, NTIS and Referex. Compendex contains references and abstracts from some 5,000 engineering journals, conferences and technical reports covering all engineering disciplines. Online coverage is from 1884 to date. Ei Patents comprises millions of patents from the US Patent and Trademark Office and European Patent Office. GeoBase is a multidisciplinary database of indexed research literature on the earth sciences, including geology, human and physical geography, environmental sciences, oceanography, geomechanics, alternative energy sources, pollution, waste management and nature conservation. NTIS (National Technical Information Service) database contains citations to unclassified reports from U.S. and international government agencies such as NASA, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the U.S. Department of Defense. Materials cited date from 1899 to the present. Referex Engineering is comprised of six collections of full-text searchable engineering reference e-books.

Eighteenth Century Fiction (

Eighteenth-Century Fiction contains a selection of works in English prose from the period 1700-1780, by writers from the British Isles. The complete text of each work is included, and any accompanying authorial material, such as footnotes or introductions. First editions have been used unless considered unreliable, and a general principle has been not to use modernized editions. Original images are included. Bibliographic information and errata lists are provided for each of the original editions used.

Electronic Book Center (

Electronic Book Center (OhioLINK) contains the full texts of thousands of scholarly and reference e-books from several publishers, covering many subject areas.

Electronic Journal Center (

Electronic Journal Center (OhioLINK) includes the full text of more than 6000 online research journals covering many subject areas. Many OhioLINK-managed electronic indexes link from article citations to the full text in the EJC. The EJC also links to the Institute for Scientific Information Citation Indexes (Arts & Humanities, Science, and Social Sciences) for information about cited references. Scholars can be notified by email about new relevant articles according to subject, author, or journal title.  Use the following web page to search for items in the Electronic Journal Center:  To check whether or not a magazine or journal title is available full text in any of the OhioLINK databases, go to this page:

Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center (OhioLINK) (

Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center (OhioLINK) is a free online database of masters’ theses and doctoral dissertations from graduate students in participating Ohio colleges and universities.

Encyclopaedia Britannica Online (

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Encyclopaedia Britannica Online includes the complete Encyclopædia Britannica, Britannica Student Encyclopedia, Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, videos, and links to editor-selected Internet sites.  Selected news headlines are also included from the New York Times and the BBC.

English Poetry 600-1900 (

English Poetry 600-1900 contains the full text of over 175,000 poems by over 1,400 poets from British Commonwealth and ex-colonial countries, between the years 600 and 1900. This database contains the full text of over 4400 poetry collections listed in the New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature. Many of these collections are rare books, unavailable in print form. The database includes the works of writers listed as poets, writers whose main entry appears under another genre but who are cross-referenced to poetry and a few additional writers of poetry not cross-referenced. Works in English of Welsh, Scottish, and Irish poets are included. The full-text and any relevant accompanying text written by the poet.

English Prose Drama (

English Prose Drama is based on plays listed in the New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature that were written or intended for the stage and wholly or primarily in prose. EPD contains more than 1,800 plays by approximately 400 authors from the renaissance to the end of the nineteenth century. Early, and where appropriate, collected editions are generally selected. If a contemporary edition is considered unreliable, a later edition may be used. In certain cases, modern critical editions are included. The full text of each drama is included with any accompanying text written by the author and forming an integral part of the work. Selected images are directly accessible from the relevant points in the text. English Prose Drama complements English Verse Drama.

English Verse Drama (

English Verse Drama contains more than 2,200 works by over 500 named authors and over 300 anonymous works, from the Shrewsbury Fragments of the late thirteenth century through the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods to the end of the nineteenth century. A verse drama is generally defined as a work acted on or intended for the stage which is either completely in verse or includes significant verse content. EVD complements and extends the English Poetry database. It adds six centuries of poetry intended for the stage.

The bibliographic basis is the New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature . The database includes the works of all writers of verse drama listed in NCBEL and principally active before 1900. Editions chosen are usually contemporary with their authors. Masques and short dramatic pieces written primarily in verse, selected translations, works written for children and numerous adaptations are included. The entire text of each verse drama is included, together with any accompanying text written by the original author.

Entrepreneurial Studies Source (

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Entrepreneurial Studies Source offers users full text for hundreds of periodicals and reference books, numerous case studies, thousands of company profiles, and hundreds of videos with transcripts and related articles from the Harvard Faculty Seminar Series and Vator.TV, one of the world’s largest social network sites for high-tech entrepreneurs.

Environment Complete (

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Environment Complete covers applicable areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more.  Environment Complete contains citations for articles from 1,200 domestic and international journals, as well as 100 monographs.  The database provides full text for many of the most used journals in the discipline, and for the conference papers of the North American Association of Environmental Education.


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ERIC covers education-related research, beginning in 1966. It is the world’s largest source of education information, containing abstracts of more than 850,000 documents and journal articles. Types of information found in ERIC include descriptions and evaluations of programs, research reports and surveys, curriculum and teaching guides, instructional materials, position papers, and resource materials. In 1993, ERIC began including education-related books, including the output of major publishers. There is also a public interface for ERIC, which can be searched here:

Essay & General Literature Index (

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The coverage of Essay & General Literature Index spans the entire range of the humanities and social sciences.  Approximately 300 single and multi-authored volumes are indexed annually, plus more than 20 selected annuals and serial publications.

Film & Television Literature Index (

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Film & Television Literature Index covers the literature about television and film writing.  It provides cover-to-cover indexing and abstracting for more than 300 publications, and selected coverage of 300 more.  F&TLI has been designed for use by a diverse audience that includes film scholars, college students, and general viewers.  Subject coverage includes film and television theory, preservation & restoration, writing production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews.  For a list of indexed titles, click here.

Fuente Academica (

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Fuente Academica provides scholarly journal articles in Spanish covering many academic areas including business & economics, medical sciences, political science, law, computer science, library & information sciences, literature, linguistics, history, philosophy and theology.  This database covers 260 scholarly Spanish language journals from respected publishers worldwide.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (

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Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries. Searchable by subject or keywords within the entry.

Garden, Landscape & Horticulture Index

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Garden, Landscape & Horticulture Index is a resource for access to articles about gardens and plants.  Topics include horticulture, botany, garden and landscape design & history, ecology, plant and garden conservation, garden management, and horticultural therapy.  A highlight of the database is its focus on environmentally sustainable horticultural and design practices.  This index is designed for gardening enthusiasts, professionals, and students of horticulture and of garden and landscape design & history.  Garden, Landscape & Horticulture Index covers general gardening serials of national, international, and regional interest, and serials devoted to specialty gardens and plant groups, most published in English.

Gender Studies Database (

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Gender Studies Database combines Women’s Studies International and Men’s Studies databases with the coverage of sexual diversity issues.  GSD covers the full spectrum of gender-engaged scholarship inside and outside academia.  Source documents include professional journals, conference papers, books, book chapters, government reports, discussion and working papers, theses & dissertations and other sources.  Several thousand links to freely available and indexed full-text articles and documents on the Web are available, including carefully selected and important web sites.

GPO Monthly Catalog (;done=referer;FSIP)

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GPO’s Monthly Catalog includes records published by the U.S. Govt. Printing Office. It includes references to congressional committee reports and hearings, debates, documents from executive departments, legislative materials and more. The database contains more than a half-million citations and is updated monthly.

Guide to Social Science and Religion in Periodical Literature (

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Guide to Social Science and Religion indexes a wide range of journals and magazine in various subject areas, including: psychology, theology, Biblical studies, social work, and education.  The print form of the index covers the last 35 years; the web version provide access to the index from 1993 to the present.

GreenFILE (

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GreenFILE offers well-researched but accessible information covering all aspects of human impact on the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles include content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments, and what can be done on each level to minimize negative impact. Topics covered include global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. GreenFILE is multidisciplinary by nature and draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology.

HarpWeek (

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HarpWeek is the electronic version of Harper’s Weekly from the Civil War and Reconstruction eras, 1857-1871. HarpWeek includes all the pages of Harper’s Weekly as scanned images, together with a series of indexes. Harper’s Weekly was a leading national weekly during the second half of the nineteenth-century, providing information and insights on political, military and social issues and events prior to and during the Civil War. HarpWeek includes news, editorials, stories, illustrations, book reviews, serialized novels, advertising and maps from the weekly. It also includes biographical information about period leaders.

Health Source: Consumer Edition (

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Health Source: Consumer Edition is a rich collection of consumer health information. Health Source: Consumer Edition features searchable full text for over 190 journals, as well as abstracts and indexing for over 200 general health, nutrition and professional health care publications. Also included are the patient-oriented drug manual, USP DI: Volume II Advice for the Lay Patient and 20 health reference books, including books published by the People’s Medical Society, plus over 1000 health-related pamphlets; 7000 Clinical Reference Systems reports (in English and Spanish); and Stedman’s Medical Dictionary. This full text database covers topics such as AIDS, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, aging, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children’s health, women’s health, etc.

Information provided in this database should not be viewed as a means for self-diagnosis or a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (

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Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition provides nearly 590 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Also featured are abstracts and indexing for over 625 journals. This product offering also includes USP Pharmacopoeia DI: Volume II Advice for the Lay Patient and Stedman’s Medical Dictionary. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong.

Historical Abstracts (

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Historical Abstracts is a reference guide to the history of the world from 1450 to the present (excluding North America, which is covered in America: History and Life ). Historical Abstracts indexes key historical journals from virtually every major country, plus a targeted selection of hundreds of journals in the social sciences and humanities that are of special interest to researchers and students of history.

Historical Abstracts also cites new books reviewed in key English-language history and review journals. Dissertation citations relevant to the subject scope are derived from Dissertation Abstracts International.

Historical Statistics of the United States (

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Historical Statistics of the United States is the standard source for the quantitative facts of American history. HSUS provides data on social, behavioral, humanistic, and natural sciences including history, economics, government, finance, sociology, demography, education, law, natural resources, climate, religion, international migration, and trade – quantitative facts of American History. The fully searchable and downloadable electronic edition permits users to graph individual tables and create customized tables and spreadsheets reflecting their own particular areas of interest.

Human Resources Abstracts ( )

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This index includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to human resources, including human resources management, employee assistance, organizational behavior, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. There are more than 470,00o total records in the database, and the index coverage spans back to 1975.

Humanities E-book Project (

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ACLS Humanities E-Book Project is an online collection of over 1500 books of high quality, covering most humanities disciplines and area studies.  These are works of major importance, from 250 publishers, that remain vital to both scholars and advanced students and are frequently cited in the literature.  HEB now adds approximately 300 books annually to the collection.  Titles come from 250 publishers and have been selected by eleven ACLS learned societies or reviewed by a panel of distinguished scholars.  HEB currently works with nearly 80 university presses.  For a list of titles included in the database, click here.

Humanities International Complete (

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Humanities International Complete provides indexing, abstracting, and the full text of journals, books and other important reference sources in the humanities.  Produced by Whitston Publishing (an imprint of EBSCO Publishing), Humanities International Complete provides cover-to-cover indexing and abstracting for over 1,900 titles, and the full text of hundreds of journals, books and other publications.  The database includes citations and abstracts for articles, essays, and reviews, as well as original creative works including poems, fiction, photographs, paintings and illustrations.  Humanities International Complete is a resource for students, researchers, and educators interested in all aspects of the humanities, with worldwide content pertaining to literary, scholarly and creative thought.   For a complete list of journal titles indexed by AHC, click here.

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