Archives Collection Policy

Archives Collecting Policy and Procedures
Archives Collecting Statement
October 22, 1999, revised Dec. 20, 2001

I. Introduction

Hidden Gems: Resources for Research @ Your Library

01/29/2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Faculty, staff, and students are invited to a brown-bag lunch presentation highlighting new and useful library resources for NWU coursework and research.  Looking for historical census data?&n

Information Literacy Instruction

Your librarians want you to be an expert at finding and using information - and we can show you how!

Fulbright Scholarship Will Send Cornelius to Nepal, Bangladesh


Barbara Cornelius, Head of Library Technology and Associate Professor of Library Science, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to conduct research in Nepal and Bangladesh.

Library Staff

Margaret Emons

Resources by Category

This is a categorized list of the online resources available for the use of Nebraska Wesleyan students, faculty, and staff.

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Research Help & LibGuides

In-person help

Need help getting started on your research?  Just ask!  Library staff can help you define a topic, choose the best database or s

Search E-Resources

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

Database Description
Academic Search Premier

1975 - current

"The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database, Academic Search Premier provides full text for nearly 4,600 scholarly publications, including full text for more than 3,500 peer-reviewed journals."

Additionally, this database offers indexing and abstracts for all the journals in its collection. Areas of coverage includes social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, languages and linguistics, arts and literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, and many more. Updated daily.

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
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