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Primary Databases

  • ProQuest Social Sciences Collection
    Seventeen different databases covering the social science field.
  • Sage Fulltext Collection
  • Expanded Academic ASAP
    An InfoTrac database filled with full text and images for a broad collection of academic disciplines. Access scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers - many with full text and images!
  • CQ Researcher
    CQ Researcher offers in-depth, non-biased coverage of today's most important issues. Each report is on a single topic—more than 12,000 words of text and extensive bibliographies.
  • Opposing Viewpoints (InfoTrac)
    Overviews, full-text articles, statistics, and resources on social issues. Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center 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 a complete one-stop source for information on social issues. Access viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine.

Secondary Databases

  • General Reference Center Gold
    Full-text general database through InfoTrac (1980- ) A general interest database that integrates a variety of sources in one easy-to-use interface. Use General Reference Center Gold to find articles from newspapers, reference books, and periodicals, many with full-text and images. Find the latest current events, popular culture, business and industry coverage, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more.
  • Health & Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module
    Use this Resource Center to find magazines, journals, newspapers, definitions, directories, and information on: Fitness, Pregnancy, Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Occupational Health and Safety, Alcohol and Drug abuse, Prescription Drugs, Herbal remedies, and alternative or complementary treatments, etc. Included are links to diet, cancer, and health assessment sites as well as government databases. Material contained in this Resource Center is intended for informational purposes
  • Health Reference Center Academic
    Health resource through InfoTrac (1980- ). Use this database to find articles on: Fitness, Pregnancy, Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Occupational Health and Safety, Alcohol and Drug abuse, HMOs, Prescription Drugs, etc. The material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes only.
  • ATLA Religion (FirstSearch)
    A "FirstSearch" database of articles in Religion, Bible, Theology, Philosophy, Ministry, etc., from over 1550 journals, including 60 leading theology journals that provide full-text articles.
  • Science Direct
    174 full text journals through Science Direct.
    • Facts On File World News Digest
    • Issues and Controversies On File
    • Reuters On-Line News Service (last 2 weeks).

Interdisciplinary Databases

  • InfoTrac OneFile
    A broad database covering a wide range of topics with millions of full text articles. A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.
  • Project Muse (for on-campus users)
    Provides online, worldwide, institutional subscription access to the full-text of about 200 scholarly journals in the arts and humanities, social sciences, and mathematics. See Journal Titles list.
  • CPI
    Christian Periodical Index is an index to articles (not full-text) from an evangelical perspective. About 150 journals and popular evangelical magazines are indexed. Some of these titles are available full-text online.
  • eBooks Michigan
    A collection of almost 18,000 eBooks available to Michigan libraries. The state "owns" 1 copy of each book and the checkout time is 6 hours. You must create a free account before accessing the titles.
  • Encyclopaedia Britannica
    Includes link to Britannica's Internet Guide to "best web sites."
  • RefWorks
    A personal database that allows you to download references from online databases and then formats them for use in bibliographies and research papers. You will need to create an individual account the first time you use this service.


  • American FactFinder
    Your source for population, housing, economic and geographic data from Census 2010.


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