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Alphabetical List of Databases


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ABI/Inform (Business, Finance, Economics: journals, company profiles, Wall Street Journal)

Academic Search Complete (This multi-disciplinary database provides more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals.)

Accessible Archives (Accessible Archives contain the rich, comprehensive material found in leading historic periodicals and books. Collections include African American Newspapers, American County Histories to 1900, The Civil War, Godey’s Lady’s Book, The Liberator, The Lily, The Pennsylvania Gazette, South Carolina Newspapers, and the Virginia Gazette. Eyewitness accounts of historical events, vivid descriptions of daily life, editorial observations, commerce as seen through advertisements, and genealogical records are available in a user-friendly online environment.)

African American Music Reference (Comprehensive coverage of blues, jazz, spirituals, civil rights songs, slave songs, minstrelsy, rhythm and blues, gospel, and other forms of black American musical expression)

AGRICOLA (Science & Agriculture: citations to agricultural literature)

America: History and Life (Literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present.)

America in Protest: Records of Anti-Vietnam War organizations—Vietnam Veterans Against the War [Archives Unbound collection] (The Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) started in 1967 with six Vietnam veterans marching for peace in New York City. The purpose of the organization was to give voice to the returning servicemen who opposed the on-going war in Southeast Asia. From six soldiers in 1967, the ranks of the membership eventually grew to over 30,000. This publication consists of FBI reports dealing with every aspect of antiwar work carried out by the VVAW. The collection also includes surveillance on a variety of other antiwar groups and individuals, with an emphasis on student groups and Communist organizations.

American Chemical Society Journals (Peer-reviewed research in the chemical and related sciences.)

American Indian Correspondence: Presbyterian Historical Society Collection of Missionaries' Letters [Archives Unbound collection](The American Indian Correspondence is a collection of almost 14,000 letters written by those who served as Presbyterian missionaries to the American Indians during the years from 1833 to 1893.)

American Indian Movement and Native American Radicalism [Archives Unbound collection] (Formed in 1968, the American Indian Movement (AIM) expanded from its roots in Minnesota and broadened its political agenda to include a searching analysis of the nature of social injustice in America. These FBI files provide detailed information on the evolution of AIM as an organization of social protest and the development of Native American radicalism)

American State Papers, 1789-1838 (Primary source materialon many aspects of early American history from 1789 to 1838. Largely Congressional but also containing Executive Department materials, & the American State Paper volumes, issued from 1832-1861.)

Annual Reviews (Synthesizes primary research literature and identifies the principal contributions in your field.)

Archives Unbound (Archives Unbound presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents that support the research and study needs of scholars and students at the college and university level.)

Art and Architecture Complete (Provides full-text coverage of 380 periodicals and more than 220 books. In addition, this database offers cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for more than 780 academic journals, magazines and trade publications, as well as for over 230 books. Art & Architecture Complete also provides selective coverage for 70 additional publications and an Image Collection of over 63,000 images provided by Picture Desk and others.)

ArticleFirst (Indexes articles on business, science, humanities, social sciences, medicine, technology, and popular culture.)

ARTstor (Image database of museum collections)

ASFA: Aquatic Sciences (ASFA series is the premier reference index in the field of aquatic resources.)


The Baltimore Sun (1990 - current)

Biological Sciences & Medical Sciences (Abstracts and citations to a wide range of research in biomedicine, biotechnology, zoology and ecology, and some aspects of agriculture and veterinary science.)

Biology Digest (Compilation of abstracts and indexes of domestic and international literature in the area of life sciences.)

BioMed Central (Science, Technology and Medicine publisher of open access and peer reviewed journals.)

BioOne (Contains 68 full-text bioscience research journals)

Black Economic Empowerment: The National Negro Business League [Archves Unbound collection] (Booker T. Washington, founder of the National Negro Business League, believed that solutions to the problem of racial discrimination were primarily economic, and that bringing African Americans into the middle class was the key. In 1900, he established the League "to promote the commercial and financial development of the Negro," and headed it until his death.)

Black Liberation Army [Archives Unbound collection] (The Black Liberation Army (BLA) was an underground, black nationalist-Marxist militant organization that operated from 1970 to 1981. Composed largely of former Black Panthers (BPP), the organization’s program was one of "armed struggle" and its stated goal was to "take up arms for the liberation and self-determination of black people in the United States." )

Black Nationalism and the Revolutionary Action Movement: The Papers of Muhammad Ahmad [Archives Unbound collection] (This collection of RAM records reproduces the writings and statements of the Revolutionary Action Movement (RAM) and its leaders. It also covers organizations that evolved from or were influenced by RAM and persons that had close ties to RAM)

Books In Print (Bibliographic tool on books, audio books, or videos.)

Business Insights: Essentials (was Business & Company Resource Center) (Periodical articles, news articles, and press releases; detailed information for domestic and international companies and associations; company financials and earning estimates; investment reports; corporate chronologies and company histories; brands and product information; industry and company rankings; market share data; industry overviews; HR law case digests.)

Available only in the library Business Dateline (Regional information vital to businesses)

Business Source Premier (Full text coverage in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics.)


CAMIO (OCLC's Catalog of Art Museum Images Online.)

CIAO (Columbia International Affairs Online: comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs.)

CINAHL Plus with Full Text (A comprehensive source of full text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 770 journals indexed in CINAHL.)

The Christian Science Monitor (1988 - current)

Chronicle of Higher Education (News, opinions, jobs, advice, and more for college and university faculty, staff, and administrators.)

Civil War in Words and Deeds [Archives Unbound collection] (This is a collection of regimental histories and personal narratives constitute are a source of great historical value. These first-person accounts, compiled in the postwar period and early 20th Century period, chronicle the highs and lows of army life from 1861 through 1865.)

Clase/Periodica (Index of Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities.)

Classical Music Library (Multi-label database of Classical music recordings for listening and learning in libraries. Recordings of music written from the earliest times to the present, including many contemporary composers. Repertoire ranges from vocal and choral music, to chamber, orchestral, solo instrumental, and opera.)

Classical Music Reference Library (Essential reference materials spanning the entire history of Western classical music in a unified online database.)

Classical Scores Library (The most important classical scores and manuscripts, allowing for the study and analysis of more than 15,000 scores.)

The Cochrane Library (The Cochrane Library is a collection of six databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. )

COMAR Online (Code of Maryland Regulations)

College Source Online (College catalogs & course descriptions.)

Com Abstracts (Communication Institute for Online Scholarship: provides scholars and academic departments in the communication/journalism field with metrics for career assessment and national standing.)

Communication & Mass Media Complete (Full text and abstracts for numerous journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields.)

Confederate Newspapers: A Collection from Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia and Alabama [Archives Unbound collection] (This collection is a mixture of issues and papers from Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, and Alabama ranging from 1861-1865. These newspapers "recorded the real and true history of public opinion during the war.)

Conference Papers Index (Provides citations to papers and poster sessions presented at major scientific meetings around the world. Subject emphasis since 1995 has been in the life sciences, environmental sciences and the aquatic sciences, while older material also covers physics, engineering and materials science.)

Contemporary Women's Issues (Indexes 1,500 sources including books and journals and provides links to full-text when available.

Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volume 1 (This is a classic collection of videos filmed between 1985 and 2010, providing faculty and students with a first-hand look at the realities of working with clients and the challenges associated with putting theoretical concepts into practice. This collection provides a through grounding in dozens of therapeutic methods and diagnoses.)

CQ Weekly (Coverage of the U.S. Congress)

CUFTS (Full-text journal locator for journals available in databases)


Digital Historical Sources for Medieval & Early Modern Britain (Tanner-Ritchie Series, access through the NABB Research Center web site)

Dissertations & Theses- SU - Proquest (Citations and abstracts of SU student dissertations and theses published with ProQuest, as well as the full text in PDF format, when available.)

Dissertations & Theses- SU – Non-Proquest (Citations and abstracts of all their SU student's dissertations and theses not published with ProQuest, with the full text in PDF. Requires SU Username and password)


Early American Imprints, 1639-1800 (Definitive resource for information about every aspect of life in 17th- and 18th-century America, from agriculture and auctions through foreign affairs, diplomacy, literature, music, religion, the Revolutionary War, temperance, witchcraft, etc.)

Early American Newspapers, 1690-1876 (More than 700 historical American newspapers from 23 states and the District of Columbia printed between 1690 and 1876.)

EBSCO Animals (Basic encyclopedic information about animals)

EBSCO eBooks Collection (Provides access to Ebsco's eBook collection, the digital version of books, journals, and database content. Formerly NetLibrary.)

EconLit (References to economic literature)

Education Source (Designed to meet the needs of education students, professionals and policy makers. The collection provides indexing and abstracts for more than 2,850 academic periodicals and includes full text for more than 1,800 journals, 550 books and monographs, education-related conference papers, citations for over 4 million articles including book reviews and over 100,000 controlled and cross-referenced names of educational tests. Coverage in Education Source spans all levels of education from early childhood to higher education and also includes educational specialties such as multilingual education, health education and testing.)

Electronic Books (Electronic Collections Online from OCLC)

Encyclopedia of Social Work (Reference Source, 20th ed. 2008)

English Short Title Catalog Through British Library (Lists over 460,000 items published between 1473 and 1800.)

Environmental Health Perspectives (Monthly journal of peer-reviewed research and news on the impact of the environment on human health.)

ERIC (EBSCO: Educational Resource Information Center)
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Federal Response to Radicalism in the 1960s [Archives Unbound collection] (Organized alphabetically by organization, this collection covers a wide range of viewpoints on political, social, cultural, and economic issues. It sheds light on internal organization, personnel, and activities of some of the most prominent American radical groups and their movements to change American government and society.)

Federal Surveillance of African Americans, 1920-1984 [Archives Unbound collection] (Between the early 1920s and early 1980s, the Justice Department and its Federal Bureau of Investigation engaged in widespread investigation of those deemed politically suspect. Prominent among the targets of this sometimes coordinated, sometimes independent surveillance were aliens, members of various protest groups, Socialists, Communists, pacifists, militant labor unionists, ethnic or racial nationalists, and outspoken opponents of the policies of the incumbent presidents.)

Funk and Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia (This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.)


Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online (Devoted to music research of all the world's peoples.)

GOOGLE Uncle Sam (Excellent government information search engine.)

GPO's Federal Digital System(Links to official federal government information.)

GPO Monthly Catalog (U.S. government publications: 1976 to present.)

Grove Music Online (This database includes more than 50,000 signed articles and 30,000 biographies contributed by over 6,000 scholars from around the world.)


Health Source: Consumer Edition (Provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines on topics concerning medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.)

Health Source: Nursing / Academic Edition (Scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines.)

Historical Baltimore Sun (1837-1985, Current coverage at Newspapers National)

Historical Documents Series (CQ Press: Primary documents)

Historical London Times (Times Digital Archive 1785-1985)

Historical New York Times (1851-2006, Current coverage at Newspapers National)

Historical Statistics of the United States (Cambridge, Millennial Edition)

Historical Wall Street Journal (1889-1992, Current coverage at Newspapers National)

Historical Washington Post (1877-1993, Current coverage at Newspapers National)

Hoover's Company Profiles (through ProQuest)

Hoover's Company & Industry Reports (through LexisNexis Academic)

Humanities International Complete (Full text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources.)


Ingenta (Comprehensive collection of scholarly publications online.)


Japanese-American Relocation Camp Newspapers: Perspectives on Day-to-Day Life [Archives Unbound collection] (One of the darker chapters in American history and one of the lesser discussed events of World War II was the forced internment, during the war, of an important segment of the American population-persons of Japanese descent. This collection, consisting of 25 individual titles, documents life in the internment camps.)

JSTOR (Collections for Arts & Sciences I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, and Life Sciences)



Lexis-Nexis Academic (Research in the social sciences using primary sources, news, government information, statistics, business, and legal sources.)

Literature, Culture and Society in Depression Era America: Archives of the Federal Writers’ Project [Archives Unbound collection] (The Federal Writers’ Project (FWP) was the most controversial and contentious program of the Work Projects Administration (WPA), an integral part of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s "New Deal." This bold, imaginative and wide-ranging enterprise is the key to understanding literature, culture and society in America during the Depression era.)

Literature Resource Center (Pulls together materials from many different print and online sources, including scholarly journals, literary reviews, reference books, authoritative websites, and more.)


Maryland Manual On-Line (A Guide to Maryland Government.)

Maryland State Archives (Central depository for government records of permanent value. Records date from the founding of the colony in 1634 to the present.)

Maryland State Archives (Government Publications.)

MAS Ultra - School Edition (Popular interest publications for high school students).

MasterFILE Premier (Popular interest publications for public library patrons.)

MEDLINE with Full Text (Provides the authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and pre-clinical sciences found on MEDLINE, plus the database provides full text for more than 1,470 journals indexed in MEDLINE.)

Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print, MMY (Provides users with a comprehensive guide to over 2,700 contemporary testing instruments. The MMY series contains information essential for a complete evaluation of test products within such diverse areas as psychology, education, business, and leadership.)

Mergent Online (U.S. & International Company Data & Annual Reports, with expanded, in-depth, and detailed descriptions of public companies. See for industry reports and ratios.)

Micromedex (Evidence-based clinical reference. Information sources include: drugs, drug interactions, drug identification, diseases, toxicology, laboratory test, alternative medicines, IV compatibility, and patient education.)

Military and Government Collection (Current news of all branches of the military.)

MLA Directory of Periodicals (Editorial contact information, as well as frequency, circulation, subscription prices and submission guidelines.)

MLA International Bibliography (Detailed bibliography of journal articles, books and dissertations.)

Morningstar (Comprehensive financial information on stocks and mutual funds, & return information on various investment indexes and groups. See for ratios and ratings.)

Mountain People: Life and Culture in Appalachia [Archives Unbound collection] (This collection consists of the diaries, journals, and narratives of explorers, emigrants, military men, Native Americans, and travelers. In addition, there are accounts on the development of farming and mining communities, family histories, and folklore. These accounts provide a view of the of the vast region between Lexington, Kentucky and Winchester, Virginia, from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Birmingham, Alabama, which spans three and a half centuries and provides information on the social, political, economic, scientific, religious and agricultural characteristics of the region.)

Music Index (Subject-author guide to music periodical literature.)

Music Online: Reference (Broadest and most comprehensive online music resource that cross-searches all of your library's Alexander Street Press music databases.)


National Atlas of the United States (Maps of America)

Available only in the library National Trade Data Bank (NTDB: international trade information and statistics)

Newspapers (National) - NOTE: Cross-search of the five national newspapers is no longer available. Each newspaper is now listed individually in this list.

The New York Times (1980 - current)

NewsBank: Archive of Americana (This family of historical collections contains books, pamphlets, broadsides, newspapers, government documents and ephemera printed in America over three centuries.)

Available only in the library Newspaper Abstracts (Significant items in over 50 national and regional newspapers)

Nursing & Allied Health Source (ProQuest: Find complete, full-text information from leading nursing, allied health, and related publications. Designed to meet the needs of researchers at health-care facilities as well as students enrolled in nursing and allied health programs at academic institutions.)


Oceanic Abstracts (Worldwide technical literature pertaining to the marine and brackish-water environment.)

OAIster (Union catalog of digital resources. Digital resources include items such as digitized books and articles, born-digital texts, audio files, images, movies, & datasets.)

Oxford English Dictionary (The OED online.)


PapersFirst (OCLC index of papers presented at conferences worldwide.)

Philosopher's Index (Current and comprehensive bibliographic database covering scholarly research in all major fields of philosophy.)

PhilPapers (PhilPapers is a comprehensive index and bibliography of philosophy maintained by the community of philosophers.)

Physical Education Index (Abstracts from peer-reviewed journals, report literature, conference proceedings, trade magazines, patents, articles from the popular press, etc. featuring content on physical education curricula, sports medicine, dance, sport law, kinesiology, motor learning, recreation, standardized fitness tests, sports equipment, business and marketing, coaching and training, and sport sociology/psychology, health education and physical therapy.)

Plant Science Abstracts (Bibliographic database containing citations and abstracts of scientific literature on plant science, focusing on all plant scientific aspects, especially on pathology, symbiosis, biochemistry, genetics, biotechnology, techniques and environmental biology.)

Primary Search (Popular, magazines for elementary school research.)

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (Research reports, commentaries, reviews, perspectives, colloquium papers, and actions of the Academy. Coverage in PNAS spans the biological, physical, and social sciences.)

ProceedingsFirst (An OCLC index of worldwide conference proceedings.)

Professional Development Collection (Education journals for professional educators)

PsycARTICLES (Full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology.)

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection (This database provides coverage of nearly 550 full-text journals, including more than 500 peer-reviewed titles. It covers topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, and mental processes.)

PsycINFO (Abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations. Peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health.)

PubMed (National Center for Biotechnology Information, NCBI)

PubMed Central (PMC: U.S. National Library of Medicine's digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature, providing free access to the full text of articles.)



Readers' Guide Retrospective (Readers' Guide Retrospective is a database containing comprehensive indexing of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and reflects the history of 20th century America. Coverage for this database includes the years 1890 through 1982.)

Regional Business News (Full text coverage for regional business publications.)

Available only in the library Research Insight


ScienceDirect (Full-text scientific database on physical sciences and engineering, life sciences, health sciences, and social sciences and humanities.) (Science information from the U.S. Government.)

SciFinder Scholar RESERVED FOR SU STUDENTS & FACULTY (Chemistry information). First time users: Setup Your Account
Off campus access through Research Port SciFinder Scholar

Social Sciences Abstracts (Abstracts of publications on addiction studies, anthropology, corrections, economics, gender studies, gerontology, minority studies, political sciences, psychology, sociology, and more.)

Social Work Abstracts (Indexing and abstracts dealing with all aspects of the social work field, including theory and practice, areas of service and social issues and problems.)

SPIN(Funding and grant information.)

Statista(, by Statista, Inc. provides data on over 60,000 topics from over 18,000 sources, categorized into 21 market sectors. provides quantitative data on media, business, finance, politics, and a wide variety of other areas.


Teacher Reference Center (Popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators.) ( provides multimedia resources about fiction and nonfiction books for children and teens for K-12 educators and librarians to use for reading activities.)

Tests in Print, TIP Tests in Print (TIP) Now with Mental Measurements Yearbook. (Provides vital information to users including test purpose, test publisher, in-print status, price, test acronym, intended test population, administration times, publication date(s), and test author(s). TIP serves as a comprehensive bibliography to all known commercially available tests that are currently in print in the English language. TIP is produced by the Buros Institute of Mental Measurements at the University of Nebraska.)

Through the Camera Lens: The Moving Picture World and the Silent Cinema Era, 1907-1927 [Archives Unbound collection] (For those within the film industry, information and opinion were shaped by a number of aggressive trade publications, each competing for the same limited number of subscribers. Chief among these was the Moving Picture World, which, setting a standard for the broadest possible coverage, reviewed current releases and published news, features, and interviews relating to all aspects of the industry.)

Times Digital Archive (Researchers can search through the complete digital edition of The Times (London), using keyword searching and hit-term highlighting to retrieve full facsimile images of either a specific article or a complete page. The entire newspaper is captured, with all articles, advertisements and illustrations/photos divided into categories to facilitate searching.)

TOXLINE (Produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, provides bibliographic citations and abstracts from the core journal literature in toxicology.)


UpToDate (An evidence-based knowledge system authored by physicians to help clinicians make the right decisions at the point of care. All UpToDate content is written and edited by a global community of 5,100 physicians, world-renowned experts in their specialties.) Access is restricted to SU nursing and respiratory therapy students (U.S. government information; menu and keyword searching.)

Available only in the library USA Trade Online (Access current and cumulative U.S. export and import data for over 18,000 export commodities and 24,000 import commodities. See reference librarian for assistance.)

U.S. Congressional Serial Set, 1817-1980 (Collection of primary source material detailing all aspects of American history.)


Value Line Investment Survey Online Reports (A research company that collects data and analyzes performance of approximately 8,000 stocks, 15,000 mutual funds, 80,000 options and other securities. Use for ratings and reports.)

Victorian Research Web (Dedicated to the scholarly study of nineteenth-century Britain, and to aiding researchers, teachers, and students in their investigations of any and all aspects of this fascinating period.)


The Wall Street Journal (1984 - current)

The Washington Post (1987 - current)

Web of Science (Citations on science, technology, social sciences and arts & humanities.)

Women and Social Movements (A resource for students and scholars of U.S. history and U.S. women's history. Organized around the history of women in social movements in the U.S. between 1600 and 2000.)

World Almanac (Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia and four almanacs.)

WorldCat (Provides access to OCLC catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide.)

WorldCat (Dissertations) (A database of all dissertations and theses available in WorldCat.)

Available only in the library Worldscope (FirstSearch: financial reports on companies worldwide.)

WorldCat Local (Search SU's catalog of books, periodicals, and some databases.)