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

Database Description
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.

Access Policy

Access to the archival collections is monitored because its holdings are unique and in many instances irreplaceable.

United Methodist Archives

Located on the lower level of the Cochrane-Woods Library, the Nebraska United Methodist Historical Center/Archives was created in 1968 to preserve the history of United Methodism and its predecesso

Archives and Special Collections

Cochrane-Woods Library houses the Nebraska Wesleyan University Archives and Special Collections, which consist of documents identified as having permanent informational and historical value to the

Library Policies


A valid NWU ID or Cochrane-Woods library courtesy card is required to check out library materials.  Materials checked out on an NWU ID or courtesy card are the resp

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