Databases A-Z

The electronic resources (databases, ebooks and e-journals) listed below are selected by the Frederick Douglass Library to support the research and scholarly needs of students, faculty and staff at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Most are provided through the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) and are subject to copyright protection and site-license restrictions. These resources are to be used for academic purposes, and fair use standards apply when downloading and printing material. Off-campus access requires authentication using the 14-digit barcode from the HawkCard ID. Please report any link issues to

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Academic Search Ultimate (EBSCO) – This multi-disciplinary database provides information to support most academic disciplines and subjects. Includes full-text for peer-reviewed journals, magazines, newspapers and books. Coverage: 1965 – current

Access Pharmacy (McGraw Hill) – This web database provides pharmacy textbooks published by McGraw Hill Medical and is a multimedia library of animations and videos illustrating drug interactions and fundamental pharmacy concepts and drug therapy cases.

African American Studies Center (Oxford) – This reference source on African American Studies provides full-text access to 20,000 articles by top scholars in the field. Core content includes the Encyclopedia of African American History 1619-1895, the 2nd edition of Black Women in America and the African American National Biography.

African Journal of Criminology and Justice Studies (UMES) – Thise-journal published by the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore focused on criminology and justice systems and their impact on Africans and people of African descent. Coverage: 2005-2019

AGRICOLA (EBSCO) – Contains bibliographic records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Library. AGRICOLA provides millions of citations relating to the field of agriculture that are comprised of journal articles, book chapters, theses, patents, software, audiovisual materials and technical reports to support agricultural research. 

AGRICOLA (National Agriculture Library) – This website by the U.S. National Agricultural Library allows researchers to search citations from two databases: indexed journal articles and the NAL catalog. Content includes journal articles, books and more.

AGRICOLA (ProQuest) – This bibliographic database, produced by the National Agricultural Library, consists of worldwide literature citations for journal articles, monographs,proceedings, theses, patents, translations, audiovisual materials, computer software and technical reports pertaining to all aspects of agriculture and related fields.Since 1985, the CAB Thesaurus has been used to select controlled vocabulary terms for subject indexing. Library of Congress Subject Headings areused as controlled vocabulary for cataloging records. Coverage: 1970 – current 

Agricultural & Environmental Science Collection (ProQuest) – This database offers full-text titles from around the world, including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings and government publications. It also includes abstracting and indexing resources, as well as the AGRICOLA and TOXLINE databases and content previously available in ESPM (Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management) and Environmental Impact Statements (EIS). Coverage: 1960 – current

American Chemical Society (ACS) – The ACS Publications database provides web access to more than 80 magazine and peer-reviewed journals in the field of chemistry. Besides providing full-text access to articles, it also includes online access to the ACS Guide to Scholarly Communication .

Aquatic Sciences & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA) (ProQuest) -This database provides abstracting and indexing resources for discovery of relevant scholarly research and technical literature critical for scientists researching the world’s living aquatic resources. Marine, freshwater and brackish water regions and environments are examined, including biology and ecology of aquatic organisms and legal, policy and socioeconomic issues. It includes five ASFA-specific files – ASFA1, ASFA 2, ASFA 3, ASFA Aquaculture Abstracts, ASFA Marine Biotechnology Abstracts – and Oceanic Abstracts. Coverage: 1971 – current

Aquatic Sciences & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA) 1: Biological Sciences & Living Resources (ProQuest) – This subfile provides extensive coverage of basic and applied research on aquatic organisms. All aspects of marine, freshwater, and brackish water organisms and environments are examined, including information on biology and ecology of aquatic organisms, exploitation of living resources, and related legal, policy and socioeconomic issues.

Aquatic Sciences & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA) 2: Ocean Technology, Policy & Non-living Resources Abstracts (ProQuest) – This subfile covers the wide-ranging field of oceanography, including limnology, ocean engineering, international policy and legislation, and meteorology and climatology.  

Aquatic Sciences & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA) 3: Aquatic Pollution & Environmental Quality (ProQuest) – This subfile is devoted exclusively to research and policy on the contamination of oceans, seas, lakes, rivers and estuaries.

Aquatic Sciences & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA): Aquaculture Abstracts (ProQuest) – This subfile focuses on aquaculture and the culture of fish and other organisms.  

Aquatic Sciences & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA): Marine Biotechnology Abstracts (ProQuest) – This subfile covers marine biotechnology, molecular biology and molecular genetics as applied specifically to marine and aquatic organisms.

ArticleFirst (OCLC) – OCLC index of articles from the contents pages of over 12,000 journals.

Artstor (JSTOR) – Selecting the “Search for images” tab on the JSTOR website links to a repository of more than two million digital images from 280 collections on nearly every topic, including anthropology, archaeology, architecture, art history, painting, sculpture, fashion and costume, literature, religion, world history and more. Provides tools to actively use images for scholarship, teaching and learning.

Baltimore Afro-American (1893-1988) (ProQuest Historical Newspapers) – This database provides full-text historical coverage for The Baltimore Afro-American newspaper, also known as The Afro or Afro News.

Baltimore Sun (1991-Current) (ProQuest) – This database provides full-text, abstracts and indexing for The Baltimore Sun. Coverage: 9/16/1990 – current 

Baltimore Sun (1837-1992) (ProQuest Historical Newspapers) 

Biography and Genealogy Master Index (Gale) – This index provides more than 20 million biographical citations on more than 6 million persons (living and deceased) from all fields of activity, covering more than 2,000 years of human history. 

Biography in Context (Gale) – This comprehensive source provides full-text biographical information on more than 150,000 people throughout history and across all subject areas. 

Biological Science Collection (ProQuest) – This collection includes the Biological Sciences, MEDLINE and TOXLINE databases and provides full-text titles from around the world, including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings and government publications. It includes abstracting and indexing resources related to medicine, technology and the environment. Coverage: 1946 – current

BioMed Central – This open access database is publisher of over 100 peer-reviewed full-text journals on biology and medical research.  

BioOne Abstracts – This website provides abstracts and indexing for BioOne’s research journals covering the biological, ecological and environmental sciences. 

Britannica Academic (Encyclopedia Britannica) – One of the oldest and most well-known reference sources provides both short and book-length overview articles on almost all subjects. Also includes historical timelines, multimedia, selected magazine articles, notable quotations and a dictionary and thesaurus.

Business Insights Essentials (Gale) This web database – updated daily – provides detailed company and industry profiles for 460,000 companies and includes SWOT analysis, market share reports and Thomson Reuters financial reports.

Business Source Complete (EBSCO) – This source is the world’s definitive scholarly database, providing full-text coverage of hundreds of peer-reviewed journals and publications covering all aspects of business. Subject areas include marketing management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance, economics, international business and more. Non-journal content includes financial data, case studies, investment research reports, market research reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT analysis. Titles include Harvard Business Review and MIT Sloan Management Review. Coverage: 1886 (indexing and abstracts) – current

ccAdvisor (CRL) – This searchable web database created by the American Libraries Association and The Charleston Company provides critical reviews for digital resources used by academic libraries. Subscription through Center for Research Libraries (CRL) membership

Center for Research Libraries (CRL)– CRL is a consortium of North American academic and independent research libraries that acquires and preserves newspapers, journals, documents, archives, and other traditional and digital resources for research and teaching and makes them available to member institutions through Inter-Library Loan. CRL’s online catalog provides access to over four million newspapers, journals, dissertations, archives, government publications and other traditional and digital resources for research and teaching. Holdings include such diverse materials as 800,000 doctoral dissertations (including those of Albert Einstein, Dag Hammarskjold and other Nobel laureates); some of the earliest African-American newspapers; and the 100,000-plus-page archive of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge security force. Emphasis is on materials produced outside the United States, and the Center has special strength in publications and archives from many developing nations. These holdings are available for use by students, scholars and other researchers affiliated with CRL member institutions.

Christian Science Monitor (1988-Current) (ProQuest) – This database provides indexing, abstracts and full-text for The Christian Science Monitor, noted for its unbiased, concise and comprehensive reporting. Coverage: 1988 (except gap from 11/7/1990 to 3/29/1992) – current

Chronicle of Higher Education – Website provides full-text access to the Chronicle of Higher Education and also includes daily news, current issues in education, discussion forums and current job listings in academia. Coverage: 1989 – current

CINAHL Plus with Full Text (EBSCO) – The Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health (CINAHL) database provides indexing coverage for the majority of nursing journals including publications from state nursing associations. Full-text coverage of articles date back to 1937. This resource also provides legal cases, drug records, research instruments and clinical trials and access to health care books, nursing dissertations, conference proceedings, standards of practice, audiovisuals, and more. Coverage: 1937 – current

ClasePeriódica (OCLC) – CLASE indexes documents published in Latin American journals specializing in the social sciences and humanities. PERIÓDICA covers journals specializing in science and technology

Cochrane Library – This website is a collection of databases on medicine and other healthcare specialties by the Cochrane to inform healthcare decision-making. The core collection of Cochrane Reviews summarize and interpret the results of medical research.

Coronavirus Research Database (ProQuest) – Includes coverage of the COVID-19 outbreak and curates openly available content related to coronaviruses. It includes thousands of open-access articles from the world’s leading publishers as well as current research from pre-print repositories such as arXiv at Cornell University.

CQ Researcher (CQ Press) – This full-text database provides comprehensive analysis of topics covered, including history and background information, relevant pro/con arguments, current status, bibliographies, contact information, and outlooks on upcoming “hot topics” in current events. Topics include social issues to the environment, health, education, politics and science and technology. Coverage: 10/25/1991 – current

Criminal Justice Database (ProQuest) – This database supports research on crime, its causes and impacts, legal and social implications, as well as litigation and crime trends. It includes full-text coverage from approximately 600 U.S. and international scholarly journals, correctional and law enforcement trade publications, dissertations, crime reports, crime blogs and other material. Coverage: 1981 – current 

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) – This web database contains full-text coverage for over 15,000 peer-reviewed open access journals in all areas of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, arts and humanities. Content is international and in all languages.

Dissertations & Theses Global (ProQuest) – This database is the authoritative source for information about doctoral dissertations and master’s theses. It represents the works of authors from over 1,000 graduate schools and universities. Full-text is available from 1997 to the present. Coverage:1861 – current 

Earth, Atmospheric and Aquatic Science Collection (ProQuest)– This collection includes the Earth, Atmospheric & Aquatic Science Database, the Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), Oceanic Abstracts and Meteorological & Geoastrophysical Abstracts (MGA). It provides full-text coverage for scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings and government publications. It also includes abstracting and indexing resources for issues affecting earth’s air, land and water environments. Coverage: 1950 – current

Ebook Central (ProQuest) – This is a collection of about 2,800 ebooks (the last of which was purchased 6/30/2019) on a broad range of subjects in the humanities, natural and physical sciences and the social sciences. Browse the collection by subject or search it by author, title, ISBN or topic. Ebooks can be read online or downloaded to a device. (These titles are also in the library catalog.)

Ebook Collection (EBSCO) – To search, click the eBooks tab on top menu bar and enter a topic or browse by category. This is the former NetLibrary collection of about 20,000 ebooks (some of which are also in the library catalog) covering topics chosen by the University of Maryland Libraries. Subjects include business, computer science, education, environmental science, international relations, psychology and civil rights law and history. Instructions for access: Ebooks can be read online with PDF Full Text option. For Full Download, user must (1) click Sign In on top menu bar to create an account and (2) have Adobe Digital Editions software (free) on device. Click here for detailed instructions on account creation and obtaining software.

Ebook Comprehensive Academic Collection (EBSCO) – To search, click the eBooks tab on top menu bar and enter a topic or browse by category. This multidisciplinary collection includes over 250,000 ebook titles covering a large selection of academic subjects and features ebooks from leading publishers and university presses. Instructions for access: Ebooks can be read online with PDF Full Text option. For Full Download, user must (1) click Sign In on top menu bar to create an account and (2) have Adobe Digital Editions software (free) on device. Click here for detailed instructions on account creation and obtaining software. (These titles are not in the library catalog.)

Ebooks (OCLC) – This online catalog contains all the electronic books cataloged by OCLC members. 

Education Database (ProQuest) – This database includes over 1,000 full-text journals and 18,000 dissertations supporting research on the theory and practice of education. It supports the study and application of education across all levels of education, including early childhood education, primary and secondary education, and higher education. Coverage: 1988 – current

Engineering Village (Elsevier) – Engineering Village is a platform that enables in-depth search and discovery of both current, archival and interdisciplinary content comprising research and technical information in the applied engineering and physical science domains. It includes access to the Compendex database that indexes and abstracts engineering journals, conferences and reports.

ERIC (EBSCO) – The ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) database sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education provides access to information from over 1,000 education and education-related journals. It covers all aspects and all levels of education. Coverage: 1966 – curren

ERIC (ProQuest)– The ERIC database sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education provides extensive access to education-related literature through its coverage of journal articles, conferences, meetings, government documents, theses, dissertations, reports, audiovisual media, bibliographies, directories, books and monographs. Coverage: 1966 – current 

European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750 (EBSCO) – This bibliographic database contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. It covers the history of European exploration, as well as Native American peoples. 

Faculty Select (EBSCO) –  This interface allows faculty to search for and retrieve Open Educational Resources (OER) that can be used as course materials at no cost to students. Search for your topic, click on the link provided and then choose “Preview this eBook” to download the pdf version or copy/paste the URI or URL link at the top of the page into your Blackboard/Canvas course for your students. (Be sure pop-ups are enabled.)

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (EBSCO) -This database contains over 25,000 full-text encyclopedic records covering an array of subject areas.

Gale Literary Index – This database is a master index to the major literature products published by Gale. It combines and cross-references over 165,000 author names, including pseudonyms and variant names, and listings for over 215,000 titles into one source.

Gale OneFile:Business – This database provides coverage of all business disciplines, including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and strategy, as well as business theory and practice. Users will understand the activities of companies and industries worldwide through business and trade publications, complemented by a selection of international, U.S., and regional news publications. 

GPO Monthly Catalog (OCLC) – This searchable database is an Index to all types of government documents printed by the U.S. Government Printing Office. 

GreenFILE (EBSCO) – This database is a collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles. Content includes the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments and how to minimize these effects. Topics include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling and more. 

Health Source: Consumer Edition (EBSCO) – This full-text database of consumer health information provides access to consumer health magazines and reference books. It also provides searching for health pamphlets and patient education fact sheets. This collection also includes Clinical Pharmacology, which provides up-to-date, concise and clinically-relevant drug monographs for all U.S. prescription drugs, herbal and nutritional supplements, over-the-counter products and new drugs. Subjects covered include fitness, nutrition, diabetes, aging, women’s health, children’s health and more. Coverage: 1985 – current

Health Source: Nursing/Academic (EBSCO) – This full-text database covers nursing and allied health topics, including pediatric nursing, critical care, nursing management, mental health, medial law and more. Coverage includes nearly 600 scholarly journal titles. Note: some titles do not include the current year. 

Hospitality & Tourism Complete (EBSCO) – This full-text database covers scholarly research and industry news relating to all areas of hospitality and tourism, including hospitality law, market trends, food and beverage management and hotel management. This collection contains more than 800,000 records, with coverage dating back to 1965. Full-text is available for more than 490 publications, including periodicals, company and country reports, books and newspapers. 

JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association – This peer-reviewed medical journal is published 48 times a year by the American Medical Association. It includes original research, reviews and editorials covering all aspects of biomedicine. Coverage: 1/1/1998 through present

JSTOR – This extensive electronic archive provides full-text coverage for journals in the humanities, social sciences and sciences, as well as for primary sources. Includes complete runs of journals from volume 1, issue 1 with a 3-5 year time lag from the most currently published.

Kanopy Streaming Video – Kanopy on-demand streaming video service for universities contains multidisciplinary coverage of approximately 10,000 titles. Collections include those from PBS, BBC, Criterion Collection, Media Education Foundation and more. Please note: Faculty may stream content in their classrooms for educational purposes, but Zoom viewings are not allowed. Only films marked “PPR” have public performing rights. Recommended browser: Chrome

Lexi-Comp-Online (Wolters Kluwer) – This web database provides point-of-care drug information, including dosing, administration, warnings and precautions, as well as clinical content, such as clinical practice guidelines, IV compatibility from Trissel’s 2 Clinical Pharmaceutics Database, and other tools. 

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (EBSCO) – This database is an index of more than 600 periodicals, plus books, research reports and proceedings coverage for librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s. 

Literature Online (LION) (ProQuest) – This database contains more than 350,000 works of poetry, prose and drama from the 8th century to the present in the English language. It is an assembly of primary works, re-keyed from first editions or scholarly editions, written by the most influential and studied authors, as well as works of lesser known literary figures. Search for literary criticism, primary text, author pages or reference works. Includes full-text scholarly journals covering all aspects of literary studies and the literary index, the Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature (ABELL), created by the Modern Humanities Research Association (MHRA).  

LWW Health Library (Wolters Kluwer) – This pharmacy collection provides access to key pharmaceutical sciences and clinical content, as well rich multimedia ancillaries for teaching and learning in pharmacy-related subjects. Search for content by topic, subject, disease/disorder or title. Associated resources in the collection include images, videos, review questions, Powerpoint presentations and animations.

Mango Languages – This online learning resource has 70+ foreign language courses and provides a self-paced learning program to teach a new language through topical dialogue. Its unique methodology features content and exercises crafted by expert linguists and language teachers that allow learners to comprehend, construct and create conversations in the real world. NOTE: Users must create an account or use guest access.

MarketLine Company Profiles (EBSCO) – Full-text company profiles can be retrieved from this subfile in Business Source Complete.

Maryland History & Culture Bibliography (University of Maryland) – This database contains citations of articles, books and doctoral dissertations about various aspects of Maryland’s history and culture. The citations are gathered from scholarly journals, local and state history-related newsletters and magazines, subject indexes to monographs and journals, publishers’ catalogs, and electronic databases, among other sources. Genealogy-related works are generally not included unless they are of a more general nature, for example, indexes to various types of vital records or Civil War muster rolls.

Maryland Manual Online – This website is a guide to the government of Maryland published by the Maryland State Archives and updated daily. It presents the structure of the Maryland government; and shows how the constitutional offices, departments and agencies are organized to meet the challenges of health care, education, public safety, transportation, planning and a myriad of other public concerns.  

Maryland State Archives – The State Archives serves as the central depository for government records of permanent value. Its holdings date from Maryland’s founding in 1634, and include colonial and state executive, legislative, and judicial records; county probate, land, and court records; church records; business records; state publications and reports; and special collections of private papers, maps, photographs and newspapers.

MAS Ultra: School Edition (EBSCO) – This full-text database provides coverage to over 500 popular, general interest and current events publications, as well as 250 reference books, nearly 100,000 biographies, over 70,000 primary source documents, and an image collection of 110,000 photos, maps and flags. 

MasterFILE Premier (EBSCO) – This full-text database provides coverage to nearly 2,000 general periodicals, reference books and primary source documents. It also includes an extensive image collection containing photos, maps and flags.

MEDLINE (EBSCO) – This database provides abstracts and indexing using Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) for about4,600 biomedical journals published in the U.S. and 70 foreign countries. Coverage includes the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, psychiatry, pre-clinical sciences, medical education and healthcare planning and administration of services. 

MEDLINE (ProQuest) – The database contains a broad range of medical topics relating to research, clinical practice, administration, policy issues, and health care services. MEDLINE® is a bibliographic database produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine. It contains millions of citations, derived from thousands of biomedical and life science journals, and indexed with Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) from the NLM controlled vocabulary. Annual input now exceeds 700,000 citations. Coverage: 1946 – current  

MedlinePlus (National Library of Medicine) – This website provides high-quality health information from the world’s largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine. Health professionals and consumers can depend on it for information that is authoritative and up-to-date. This resource has extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 650 diseases and conditions.

Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print (EBSCO) – This resource is essential for evaluating contemporary testing instruments. It includes over 2,000 educational, psychological and vocational tests and measurements commercially published in the English language. It consists of full-text descriptive entries, references and full-text critical reviews of assessment tools.

Micromedex (IBM) – This resource is a collection of twelve databases that support clinical decision-making and high-quality patient care by providing comprehensive drug, acute care and toxicology information. 

Military & Government Collection (EBSCO) -This database provides full-text access for nearly 300 journals and periodicals (and 245 pamphlets) pertaining to all branches of the military and government. It is designed to offer current news to military members, analysts, policy makers and others. 

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine – The National Academies Press publishes reports in science, engineering and medicine. More than 8,500 titles are available for free and can be read online or downloaded in PDF format by the entire book or chapter. 

National Agricultural Library (NAL) – This website houses the world’s largest collections devoted to agriculture and its related sciences. Its online resources include: AGRICOLA, PubAg, Ag Data Commons, Digital Collections, NAL Thesaurus, Invasive Species, and LCA Commons.

National Agricultural Library Digital Collections (NAL) – The Legislative Histories Collection is a newly digitized source that includes over 1500 key federal agricultural legislative histories spanning 1921-1971, covering a range of agricultural laws and topics including the farm bills, nutrition and food aid programs, rural development, and price supports. It contains summaries, bills, hearings, digests and reports that will be useful to researchers trying to gain insight into legislative intent and additional history behind the enactment of a particular law.

National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) Bookshelf – This website published by the U.S. National Library of Medicine provides free online access to books and documents in the areas of life science and healthcare. 

Natural Science Collection (ProQuest) – This source includes the Agricultural & Environmental Science Collection, the Biological Science Collection and the Earth, Atmospheric & Aquatic Science Collection and provides full-text titles from scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, government publications and more. It also includes specialized abstracting and indexing resources for literature reviews. Coverage: 1946 – current

New England Journal of Medicine – This website provides access to the weekly peer-reviewed medical journal published by the Massachusetts Medical Society. Coverage: 1812 – current

New York Times (1999-Current) (ProQuest) – This database provides indexing, abstracts and full-text for the New York Times, New York Times Book Review and New York Times Magazine. It is a newspaper of record. Coverage: 1/1/99 – current. 

New York Times (1851-2014) (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)

Nexis Uni (Lexis Nexis)– Formerly Lexis Nexis Academic, this database contains news, legal cases, law reviews, company information and many other business, law and news publications. Includes over 15,000 full-text sources. Content includes New York Times, U.S. Supreme Court decisions, company profiles, SEC filings and more. Note: Washington Post is no longer included in Nexis Uni.

Nursing Reference Center (EBSCO) – Nursing Reference Center is a point-of-care evidence-based resource that delivers the best available and most recent clinical evidence and knowledge on conditions and diseases. Resources include skills and procedures, drug information, patient education, practice resources and continuing education.

OAIster (OCLC) – OAIster is a union catalog of digital resources that provides access to these online resources by “harvesting” their descriptive metadata (records) using OAI-PMH (the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting). The Open Archives Initiative is not the same thing as the Open Access movement. These resources, often hidden from search engine users behind web scripts, are known as the “deep web.” The owners of these resources share them with the world using OAI-PMH. OAIster reveals these digital resources in an easy-to-use, searchable interface.

Oceanic Abstracts (ProQuest) – This subfile of Aquatic Sciences & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA) provides abstracting and indexing resources pertaining to the marine and brackish water environment. It covers topics such as marine biology and physical oceanography, fisheries, aquaculture, meteorology and geology, and environmental, technological, and legislative issues and policy. Coverage: 1981 – current

Opposing Viewpoints (Gale) – This database draws on the acclaimed social issues series published by Greenhaven Press, as well as core reference content from other Gale and Macmillan Reference USA sources to provide pro/con analysis on social issues. Access viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites and full-text magazine and newspaper articles. 

Oxford English Dictionary (OED) – This web database provides complete text of the 20-volume 2nd edition of the Oxford English Dictionary (1989), plus its 3-volume Additions Series (1993, 1997). Comprehensive dictionary of the English language. Traces development of English from approximately 1150 AD to the present day. Includes many varieties of English. Coverage: 1989 – current 

PapersFirst (OCLC) – This index contains papers presented at conferences worldwide. Over 2,380,000 records. Coverage: 1993 – current 

PharmacyLibrary (APhA) – This web database published by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) features authoritative textbooks, active learning exercises, PharmacotherapyFirst (a disease state management and patient care resource), self-assessments (including a review for the NAPLEX exam)review, case studies, preceptor resources and a newsfeed of recent articles from, APhA Drug Info Link and Pharmacy Today. Textbooks and reviews cover the pharmacy curriculum, and the collection is updated with new editions and textbooks as they are released. 

PLOS BIOLOGY – This monthly peer-reviewed open access scientific journal covers all aspects of biology. Published by Public Library of Science (PLOS). Coverage: 10/13/2003 – current  

PLOS Medicine – This peer-reviewed weekly open access medical journal covers the full-range of the medical sciences. Published by Public Library of Science (PLOS). Coverage: 10/19/2004 – current 

Policy Commons (Center for Research Libraries) – One of the largest platforms for public policy research that includes publications and reports by think tanks, IGOs and NGOs that can be searched by topic, publication or a table within a publication.

PrepSTEP for Colleges & Universities (EBSCO Learning Express) – This online platform provides test preparation and skill building tutorials for academic success in college (including English, math, science, computer science and organizational skills). Graduate admissions practice tests are included for the GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT and more. This platform also contains career preparation information. To begin, users must register for an account (follow instructions provided).

Primary Search (EBSCO) – This database contains full-text for more than 50 popular, elementary school magazines. Full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Also contains full-text for over 100 student pamphlets. Additionally, Primary Search includes the Encyclopedia of Animal, and features the Funk & Wagnall’s New Encyclopedia, which provides students with easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for children. This resource also provides the American Heritage Children’s Dictionary(3rd Edition from Houghton Mifflin) and an Image Collection of 91,000 photos, maps and flags.

ProceedingsFirst (OCLC) – This resource is an index of worldwide conference proceedings with over 74,000 records. Each record contains a list of the papers presented at the conference. Coverage: 1993 – current 

Professional Development Collection (EBSCO) – The database provides a highly specialized collection of electronic information especially for professional educators. It offers information on everything from children’s health and development to cutting-edge pedagogical theory and practice.  

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global – This database is the authoritative source for information about doctoral dissertations and master’s theses. It represents the works of authors from over 1,000 graduate schools and universities. Full-text is available from 1997 to the present. Coverage:1861 – current  

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection (EBSCO) – This resource is a comprehensive database with nearly 470 full-text titles. It covers information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry and psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods. 

PsycINFO (EBSCO) – This source is the most comprehensive index in psychology and related fields, with more than 1.7 million citations and abstracts of journal articles, book chapters and books, technical reports and dissertations. Its holdings include material from 1,700 periodicals in over 30 languages. Coverage: 1887 – current

PTSDpubs (Veterans Affairs) – The PTSDpubs database – formerly PILOTS – is an extensive PTSD resource produced by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, although it is not limited to literature on PTSD among veterans

PubMed – PubMed is the National Library of Medicine’s Medline database providing abstracts and indexing for biomedical journals published in the U.S. and in foreign countries. It also covers chemistry journals. Topics include medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, psychiatry, pre-clinical sciences, medical education, public health and more. Coverage: mid-1960’s – current 

Regional Business News (EBSCO) – This database provides full-text coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from the metropolitan and rural areas of the U.S. Updated daily. 

SAGE Premier Journals (SAGE Publishing) – This web database provides full-text access to more than 650 peer-reviewed journals, including high-impact research and international titles on behalf of over 500 scholarly and professional societies. Its interdisciplinary coverage spans subjects in business, the humanities, social sciences, sciences, technology, medicine and more.

ScienceDirect (Elsevier) – This full-text database contains peer-reviewed journal titles and ebooks covering the fields of science, technology and medicine. It includes extensive coverage in the physical and biological sciences, engineering, life sciences, health sciences, a significant number of journals in the social sciences and some journals in the humanities. Full-text journal articles can be read online or downloaded. ScienceDirect also contains indexing, abstracts and tables of contents for over 2,500 journals and 35,000 ebooks.

SciFinder (CAS) – NOTE: This resource requires that you create an account while on campus using your email address. Access is limited to one user at a time. SciFinder is published by the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), a division of the American Chemical Society, and provides access to high-quality scientific information in chemistry and related sciences. It is a core chemistry research and discovery tool for finding chemical substances, reactions, journal articles and patent records.

Sentencing Project – Sentencing Project is a research and advocacy center working for a fair and effective criminal justice system by promoting reforms in sentencing and alternatives to incarceration. Information includes sentencing policy, incarceration, racial disparity, drug policy, juvenile justice and more.  

SIRS Issues Researcher (ProQuest) – This database provides analysis and opinions (pros and cons) for approximately 360 social, scientific, health, economic and political issues of the day. Full-text results are based on information curated from books, government documents, magazines, newspapers and scholarly journals. 

Social Work Abstracts (EBSCO) – This database is produced by the National Association of Social Workers (NAWS) and provides abstracts and indexing for journals dealing with allaspects of the social work field, including theory and practice, areas of service and social issues and problems.  

SocINDEX with Full Text (EBSCO) – This is a full-text research database covering sociology and related disciplines, including social work, gender studies, criminal justice, social psychology, racial studies and religion. It provides access to over 900 full-text peer-reviewed journals and abstracts for core coverage journals dating back to 1895. It also includes extensive indexing for books, monographs, conference papers and other sources. 

State Publications Depository & Distribution Program – The digital collection of Maryland State publications is comprised of documents from Maryland State Agencies, Executive Commissions, Task Forces and Interstate Agencies. Subjects covered are of interest to both the public and researchers.

Taylor and Francis Journals – The library subscribes to some full-text ejournal content across many academic disciplines. Click here for the list of titles subscribed to with direct URL links.

Teacher Reference Center (EBSCO) – This database provides indexing and abstracts for over 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals to assist professional educators. Topics include curriculum development, literary standards, pedagogical research, higher education and more.  

Technical Report Archive & Image Library (TRAIL) (CRL) – This search interface published by the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) provides unrestricted access to U.S. government technical reports.

TOXLINE (ProQuest) – This database, produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, provides bibliographic citations and abstracts from the core journal literature in all areas of toxicology, including chemicals and pharmaceuticals, pesticides, environmental pollutants and mutagens and teratogens. TOXLINE can also be searched through the Natural Science Collection link. Coverage: 1999 to the present. 

Trip Medical Database – This clinical search engine allows health professionals to identify high-quality clinical evidence for practice and care. Evidence is gathered by Trip from a network of users. NOTE: Users must register to use this free resource. Coverage: 1997 – current 

Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory (Ex Libris) – This directory is the authoritative source for information on more than 300,000 print and digital periodicals of all types, including academic and scholarly journals, peer-reviewed titles, popular magazines, newspapers, newsletters and more. Entries include ISSN, publisher and online availability for periodicals (noting whether access is full-text or abstracts and indexing). 

Wall Street Journal (1984-Current) (ProQuest) – This database provides indexing, abstracts and full-text for the Wall Street Journal, a financial paper of record. Coverage: 1/2/84 – current 

Wall Street Journal (1889-2000) (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)

Washington Post (1984-Current) (ProQuest) – This database provides indexing, abstracts and full-text for The Washington Post newspaper known for its political reporting, editorials and columnists. Coverage: 1/1/1987 – current 

Washington Post (1877-2001) (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)

Wiley Online Library Journals – The library subscribes to some full-text ejournal content across multiple academic disciplines. Click here for the list of ejournal titles subscribed to with direct URL links. Covered content is denoted with a Full Access padlock.

WorldCat Discovery (OCLC) – WorldCat is the world’s most comprehensive information about library collections. It includes holdings of the Frederick Douglass Library, as well as items in libraries worldwide.

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