Search E-Resources

This is an alphabetical listing of the online databases available to Nebraska Wesleyan students, faculty, and staff.

Resource Description
Academic Search Premier
African American Newspapers

1827 - 1998

American Chemical Society

"The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society provides the worldwide scientific community with a comprehensive collection of the most cited peer-reviewed journals in the chemical and related sciences. In addition to 34 research journals, the society also publishes the premier weekly newsmagazine of the chemical enterprise, Chemical & Engineering News. With the ACS Journal Archives, ACS Publications provides searchable access to over 130 years of original research in chemistry, including more than 750,000 articles dating back to the inaugural volume of the Journal of the American Chemical Society in 1879."

Art Source

This database features full-text articles—as well as detailed indexing and abstracts—for an array of journals, books, podcasts and more. International in scope, Art Source includes periodicals published in French, Italian, German, Spanish and Dutch and is designed for use by a diverse audience, including art scholars, artists, designers, students and general researchers.


1990 - current

Contains citations to articles from over 15,000 periodicals. Subjects indexed include business, humanities, medicine, social sciences, and technology.

ARTstor Digital Library

Nebraska Wesleyan University students, faculty, and staff now have access to ARTstor, the premier online database of art images and information - "The ARTstor Digital Library offers more than one million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences with a suite of software tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes. Our community-built collections comprise contributions from outstanding museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and artists and artists' estates." -

ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials

"[ATLA] combines the premier index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion with ATLA's online collection of major religion and theology journals. The ATLA Religion Database includes more than 555,000 article citations from more than 1,656 journals (518 currently indexed), more than 232,000 essay citations from over 16,700 multi-author works, and more than 511,000 book review citations. Full text is provided for more than 266,000 electronic articles and book reviews. This database is produced by the American Theological Library Association."

Biography Reference Bank

1998 - current

Contains more than 111,000 biographies and obituaries as well as more than 32,000 photographs of the subjects. Many of the biographies are enhanced with full text, abstracts, and citations from H.W. Wilson databases. It contains full text articles from more than 100 volumes of biographical reference books published by H.W. Wilson, history, and over 65,000 profiles licensed from a number of respected reference publishers.

Biological Abstracts
Books in Print

Bibliographic, book ordering and subject classification information for currently published titles. Includes books covering all subjects provided they are commercially available in the U.S. Updated monthly.

British Medical Journals Online - BMJ

"BMJ Group publish BMJ (British Medical Journal), a number of journals covering major medical specialties...for the healthcare profession." - BMJ Website

Business Source Complete

Business Source Complete exceeds all other databases available in terms of its premium content of peer-reviewed, business related journals. Included as part of the comprehensive coverage offered by Business Source Complete are indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals, dating back as far as 1886. In addition, searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,300 journals. -Ebsco Publishing

Choice Reviews Online

Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries is the premier source for reviews of academic books, electronic media, and Internet resources of interest to those in higher education. More than 35,000 librarians, faculty, and key decision makers rely on Choice magazine and Choice Reviews Online for collection development and scholarly research. Choice reaches almost every undergraduate college and university library in the United States.

CINAHL Complete

CINAHL Complete is the world’s most comprehensive source of full-text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 1,300 journals indexed in CINAHL. This authoritative file contains full text for many of the most used journals in the CINAHL index, with no embargo. CINAHL Complete is the definitive research tool for all areas of nursing & allied health literature and supports nursing and allied health professionals, students, educators and researchers.

Cochrane Controlled Trials Register
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR)
Cochrane Methodology Register
CollegeSource Online

College and University catalogs and other information.

CQ Researcher Online

1991 - current

This is an online version of the printed CQ Researcher that contains original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues in the news. It offers in-depth, non-biased coverage of political and social issues, with regular reports on topics in health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the U.S. economy.

CQ Weekly Report
Credo Reference

Virtual reference library containing more than 3 million full-text entries from more than 700 reference books, including encyclopedias and dictionaries

Dictionary of Literary Biography

Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online provides authoritative information while placing writers in the larger perspective of literary history. Signed essays written by scholars provide essential context for understanding the careers and writings of more than 12,000 authors from all time periods and from all parts of the world. This one-stop resource provides access to all volumes of the Dictionary of Literary Biography series (more than 360 vols.), the Dictionary of Literary Biography Documentary Series (19 vols.) and the Dictionary of Literary Biography Yearbook (23 vols.) — a total of more than 400 volumes and 185,000 pages.

EBSCO E-Books (formerly NetLibrary)

A collection of over 45,000 books in electronic format.

EBSCO eBook Academic Collection
EBSCO eBook Business Collection
EBSCO Electronic Journals Service

Searchable index of electronic journals the library subscribes to through EBSCO.

El Pais Spanish Newspaper

Spanish language newspaper.

Electronic Collections Online (ECO)

1995 - current

A collection of articles from journals of various subjects. Cross-journal searching and browsing are available for several journals. Users can view bibliographic information for all journals and view full text articles from journals to which their institution subscribes.


Offers more than 1,500 full-text sources, including magazine articles, newspapers, books, images, multimedia clips, radio and television transcripts, photographs, and maps.


1966 - current

Contains annotated references to nonjournal material issued in the monthly Resources in Education (RIE) and to journal articles issued in the monthly Current Index to Journals in Education (CIJE).


A collection of databases covering subjects in the humanities, social sciences, education, and health sciences. You may search for books, articles, and other materials.


A growing collection of over 279 current, full-text, electronic books on subjects related to forensics and law enforcement.

Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online

The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online is the first comprehensive online resource devoted to music research of all the world's peoples. More than 9,000 pages of material, combined with entries by more than 700 expert contributors from all over the world, make this the most complete body of work focused on world music.

Government Printing Office Database (GPO Access)

1976 - current

Covers all types of U.S. government documents, including Congressional reports, hearings, debates, and records; judiciary materials; and documents issued by executie departments, etc. Free online use of many Federal databases, including the Federal Register, the Code of Federal Regulations, GAO reports,the United States Code, Regulations, the Congressional Record and Congressional Bills. Updated monthly.

Health Source: Consumer Edition

This resource provides access to nearly 300 full text, consumer health periodicals, including American Fitness, Better Nutrition, Harvard Health Letter, HealthFacts, Men's Health, Muscle & Fitness, Prevention, Vegetarian Times, and many others. In addition to full text, indexing and abstracts are provided for more than 300 periodicals.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

Provides full text access to 550 health journals, with emphasis on nursing and the allied health fields. Also, abstracts and indexing for 850 journals are included.

Historical Statistics of the United States

"Historical Statistics of the United States has long been the standard source for quantitative indicators of American history. The revised, updated, and expanded Millennial Edition contains considerably more information than its immediate predecessor: five volumes rather than two, more than twice as many pages of data and documentation, and a tripling of the number of data series - 37,339 in the new edition."

Humanities International Complete

Humanities International Complete™ provides full text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world. Produced by Whitston Publishing, this database includes all data from Humanities International Index™ (more than 2,300 journals and more than 2.9 million records) plus unique full-text content, much of which is not found in other databases. The database includes full text for more than 1,200 journals. –Ebsco Website

JoVE Behavior

Part of the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE), JoVE Behavior documents observational and experimental techniques that seek to understand human and animal behavior. Work in this field includes analysis of genetic causes and physiological responses to internal or external stimuli as well as the implicated brain regions.

JoVE Neuroscience

Part of the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE), JoVE Neuroscience is a multidisciplinary section devoted to investigations of the structure, function, physiology, and pathophysiology of the brain and nervous system. Included methodologies range from molecular and cellular level studies to full central and peripheral neural systems. Potential treatment platforms and surgical techniques for neurological diseases and disorders are also presented in this section.

JoVE Science Education

Part of the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE), JoVE Science Education is a video database dedicated to teaching laboratory fundamentals through simple, easy to understand video demonstrations.


Full-text journal backfile articles from humanities and social sciences periodicals. Subjects include history, literature, languages, mathematics, African-American studies, business, economics, finance, philosophy and anthropology, among others.

JSTOR Global Plants

The largest of its kind, Global Plants is a community-contributed database where worldwide herbaria can share their plant type specimens, experts can determine and update naming structures, students can discover and learn about plants in context, and a record of plant life can be preserved for future generations.  Global Plants contains the contributed collections of more than 300 herbaria from around the globe. Researchers and students can also access reference works and primary sources—such as collectors’ correspondence and diaries, paintings, drawings, and photographs—contributed by partners. Highlights include reference works and books such as The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa and Flowering Plants of South Africa; illustrations from Curtis's Botanical Magazine; and Kew’s Directors' Correspondence comprising hand-written letters and memorandum from the senior staff of Kew from 1841 to 1928. - from JSTOR Global Plants

Kiplinger Special Service

Contains current news headlines and summary daily reports. Digital back issues of Kiplinger letter; Kiplinger's Washington letter, Kiplinger's Tax Letter, Kiplinger's Agriculture Lette, Kiplinger's California Letter, and Kiplinger's Personal Finance Adviser are available. Provides links to financial, economic, and regulatory business resources.

LexisNexis Academic

LexisNexis® Academic helps students and faculty members at colleges and universities save valuable research time by offering them quick, easy access to more than 10,000 of the most credible business, legal, and news sources available in a single location. –LexisNexis Website

Literary Criticism Online

This is the online version of Gale's Contemporary Literary Criticism resource.

MLA Directory of Periodicals

MLA Directory of Periodicals: The MLA Directory of Periodicals offers detailed information on over 7,100 journals, with 4,400 currently indexed in the International Bibliography. The detailed entries include editorial contact information, as well as frequency, circulation, subscription prices and submission guidelines.

MLA International Bibliography

MLA International Bibliography offers a detailed bibliography of journal articles, books and dissertations. Produced by the Modern Language Association (MLA), the electronic version of the bibliography dates back to the 1920s and contains over 2.3 million citations from more than 4,400 journals & series, and 1,000 book publishers. –Ebsco Website

Music Index

Featuring digitized content from 1970 to the present, the Music Index contains cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts of articles about music, musicians and the music industry for more than 480 periodicals. It also provides selective coverage for more than 200 periodicals.

Naxos Music Library

Naxos Music Library is the world's largest online classical music library. Currently, it offers streaming access to more than 25,370 CDs with more than 362,900 tracks. On average, 500 new CDs are added to the library every month.

The library offers the catalogs of more than 50 classical, jazz and world music labels with more labels joining every month.

Nebraska Wesleyan Picture and Archive Collection

Nebraska Wesleyan Picture Archive is a collection of digitized photographs featuring campus buildings, students, faculty, and life in general at Nebraska Wesleyan University throughout the years.  The collection is updated daily.


A collection of databases, full-text articles, and web resources compiled and maintained by the Nebraska Library Commission. Topics vary, covering the humanities, social sciences, general sciences, education, among others.

Newspaper Source Plus

Provides more than 1,000 full-text newspapers, providing more than 39 million full-text articles. This database contains comprehensive full text for major newspaper. Some titles are: Christian Science Monitor, San Francisco Chronicle,  The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), The Times (UK),Toronto Star, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times (DC), The Philadelphia Inquirer, Houston Chronicle, Star Tribune (Minneapolis).

NWU Journal Titles

Search the Journal Database by title (or browse by subject) to find out if our library subscribes to a particular journal, magazine, or newspaper.

Oxford English Dictionary Online

"The OED covers words from across the English-speaking world, from North America to South Africa, from Australia and New Zealand to the Caribbean. It also offers the best in etymological analysis and in listing of variant spellings, and it shows pronunciation using the International Phonetic Alphabet...

It traces the usage of words through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books." - from the OED website

PAIS International

1972 - current

Contains references to more than 553,000 journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, and more.


1993 - current

Indexes papers included in every congress, conference, exposition, workshop, symposium, and meeting received at The British Library. This resource is updated 24 times a year.

Philosopher's Index

1940 - current

The Philosopher's Index, considered the most thorough index of journal literature on the subject, features author-written abstracts covering scholarly research published in journals and books, including contributions to anthologies and book reviews. The database covers the fifteen fields of philosophy and contains research published since 1940 including nearly 570 journals from 43 countries with content representing a variety of languages."


1993 - current

Citations and some full text content of every congress, conference, exposition, workshop, symposium, and meeting received at The British Library. This resource is updated 24 times a year.

Project MUSE

Project MUSE is a leading provider of digital humanities and social science content for the scholarly community.  Since 1995 the MUSE journal collections have supported a wide array of research needs at academic, public, special, and school libraries worldwide. MUSE is the trusted source of complete, full-text versions of scholarly journals from many of the world's leading university presses and scholarly societies, with over 120 publishers currently participating. –ProjectMuse

ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health

ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health SourceTM  provides users with reliable healthcare information covering nursing, allied health, alternative and complementary medicine, and much more. This versatile database is designed to meet the needs of researchers at healthcare facilities as well as nursing and allied health programs at academic institutions. ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source provides abstracting and indexing for more than 1,070 titles, with over 890 titles in full-text, plus more than 12,300 full text dissertations representing the most rigorous scholarship in nursing and related fields.


Definitive source for full text articles on current issues in psychology. Search 39,000 articles from 52 scholarly, professional journals.


"PsycBOOKS® from the American Psychological Association (APA), includes over 38,000 chapters in PDF from over 2,500 books, published by the APA and other distinguished publishers, and includes digitized content of historical significance from the Archives of the History of American Psychology (AHAP) collection . It also contains over 1,600 classic books of landmark, historical impact in psychology dating from the 1600s, and the exclusive electronic release of more than 1,500 authored entries from APA/Oxford University Press Encyclopedia of Psychology." - EBSCO



1887 - current

From psychology journals and books. Contains nearly two million citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, all in the field of psychology. Journal coverage includes international material selected from nearly 2,000 periodicals in over 35 languages. More than 60,000 records are added each year. PsycINFO also includes information about the psychological aspects of related disciplines such as medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linguistics, anthropology, business, and law.


PsycTESTS® is a research database that provides access to psychological tests, measures, scales, surveys, and other assessments as well as descriptive information about the test and its...



1950s - current

"A service of the National Library of Medicine, PubMed includes over 15 million citations for biomedical articles...These citations are from MEDLINE and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources."
- NIH website.

Reader's Guide Retrospective

Indexes periodical literature published between 1890 and 1982 (covers volumes 1-40 of the Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature).

SAGE Premier

This database gives access to more than 570 journals. Over 292,000 full-text articles cover a variety of subject areas, including social sciences and humanities.


ScienceDirect: Health & Life Sciences

900 full-text titles from: Forensic Science, Agricultural and Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology, Environmental Science, Immunology and Microbiology, Neuroscience, Medicine and Dentistry, Nursing and Health Professions, Pharmacology, and Toxicology. 

SciFinder Registration Page

You must register an account with SciFinder, from on-campus and using your official NWU email address, in order to search that database.

SciFinder; on-campus registration required.
SocINDEX with Fulltext

SocINDEX™ with Full Text is the world's most comprehensive and highest-quality sociology research database. Its extensive scope and content provide users with a wealth of extremely useful information encompassing the broad spectrum of sociological study. The database features more than 2.1 million records with subject headings from a 20,000+ term sociological thesaurus designed by subject experts and expert lexicographers.

SportDiscus with Full Text

SPORTDiscus with Full Text is the world's most comprehensive source of full text for sports & sports medicine journals, providing full text for more than 530 journals indexed in SPORTDiscus.

Wilson OmniFile Full Text Select

A multidisciplinary database that provides 100% full text articles, with their accompanying indexing and abstracts, from the following Wilson databases: Art Full Text, Applied Science and Technology Full Text, Biological and Agricultural Index, Education Full Text, General Science Full Text, Humanities Full Text, Index to Legal Periodicals & Books, Library Literature and Information Science Full Text, Readers' Guide Full Text, Social Sciences Full Text, and Wilson Business Full Text.

World Almanac

Includes the contents of: several almanacs, such as The World Almanac and Book of Facts, The World Almanac of the U.S.A., The World Almanac of U.S. Politics and The World Almanac for Kids. This resource is updated annually.


1000 BCE - current

World's largest catalog of materials with over 52 million records in over 400 languages. Users can see library holdings for each item in the database. This database was developed and is maintained through the cataloging efforts of OCLC member libraries. It is a useful resource for interlibrary loan. Includes books, videos, journal titles (but not citations to articles), microfiche, computer programs, music CDs, etc. WorldCat is updated daily.