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

Provides access to acclaimed full-text journals, magazines, and other valuable resources. Academic Search Premier covers the expansive academic disciplines now being offered in colleges and universities. Content includes more than 13,800 indexed and abstracted journals (more than 12,200 peer-reviewed) and full text for over 4,700 journals. - from EBSCO website

African American Newspapers 1827-1998

Provides online access to approximately 270 U.S. newspapers chronicling  a century and a half of the African American experience. This unique collection, which includes papers from more than 35 states, features many rare and historically significant 19th-century titles. ...  Beginning with Freedom’s Journal (NY)—the first African American newspaper published in the United States—the titles in this resource include The Colored Citizen (KS), Arkansas State Press, Rights of All (NY), Wisconsin Afro-American, New York Age, L'Union (LA), Northern Star and Freeman’s Advocate (NY), Richmond Planet, Cleveland Gazette, The Appeal (MN) and hundreds of others from every region of the U.S. - from Readex website

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." - ACS

Art Source

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.


OCLC index of 27 million+ articles from 16,000+ journals (no full-text articles, citations only).  Includes items listed on the table of contents pages of journals and provides a list of libraries that have the journal title for most items.  Subjects covered include business, science, humanities, social science, medicine, technology, popular culture.  Date range is 1990 to present. - from OCLC website

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

"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." - EBSCO

Biography Reference Bank

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.  Date range is 1998 - current.

Biological Abstracts

"Complete collection of bibliographic references [no full text], covering life science and biomedical research literature published from more than 4,300 journals internationally. ... Biological Abstracts ... contains more than 13.2 million archival records from as far back as 1969, with more than 370,000 citations added each year.  Most of the records include informative abstracts written by the author. This database is produced by Thomson Scientific, Inc." - from EBSCO website

British Medical Journals (BMJ) Online The BMJ Journals Online Collection consists of over 30 leading specialist titles. The titles cover entire fields and feature the latest medical advancements in specialist clinical areas, public health and evidence-based medicine. - from BMJ website
Business Source Complete

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.  Also includes books/monographs, case studies, company profiles, country economic reports, videos, industry reports, market research reports, SWOT analyses, trade journals, and working papers. - EBSCO Publishing

Choice Reviews Online

Reviews of academic books, electronic media, and Internet resources of interest to those in higher education.

CINAHL Complete

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.

Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials

"Provides a highly concentrated source of reports of randomized controlled trials. Records contain the list of authors, the title of the article, the source, volume, issue, page numbers, and, in many cases, a summary of the article (abstract). They do not contain the full text of the article. Cochrane Groups maintain and update Specialized Registers, which are collections of controlled trials relevant to the groups. CENTRAL is comprised of these Specialized Registers, relevant records retrieved from MEDLINE and EMBASE, and records retrieved through handsearching. ... New and changed data are delivered to the publisher on a monthly basis." - from Cochrane website

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR)

"The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) is the leading resource for systematic reviews in health care. The CDSR includes Cochrane Reviews (the systematic reviews) and protocols for Cochrane Reviews as well as editorials. ... The CDSR is updated regularly as Cochrane Reviews are published ‘when ready’ and form monthly issues." - from Cochrane website

Cochrane Methodology Register

"Bibliography of publications that report on methods used in the conduct of controlled trials. It includes journal articles, books, and conference proceedings, and the content is sourced from MEDLINE and hand searches. ... CMR records contain the title of the article, information on where it was published (bibliographic details), and, in some cases, a summary of the article. They do not contain the full text of the article.  The CMR was produced by the UK Cochrane Centre, until 31 May 2012. The future of the CMR is under review and the database has not been updated since July 2012." - from Cochrane website

CollegeSource Online

College and university catalogs

CQ Researcher Online

[Source for] in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the economy.  Reports are published in print and online 44 times a year by CQ Press.  Each single-themed, 12,000-word report is researched and written by a seasoned journalist. The consistent, reader-friendly organization provides researchers with an introductory overview, which includes three pro-con debates; a background and chronology on the topic; an assessment of the current situation; tables and maps; a pro/con debate by representatives of opposing positions; and bibliographies of key sources.  CQ Researcher Online offers access to CQ Researcher reports dating back to 1991. - from CQ Press website

CQ Weekly Report

Weekly reports on the activities of the U.S. Congress.  "Each issue of CQ Weekly ... looks forward and back. Your readers get in-depth reports on issues looming on the congressional horizon, plus a complete wrap up of the previous week's news, including the status of bills in play, behind-the-scenes maneuvering, committee and floor activity, debates and all roll-call votes."  Online archive dates back to 1983. - from CQ Press website

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

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.). - from Gale website

EBSCO E-Books (formerly NetLibrary)

Collection of over 45,000 books in electronic format.

EBSCO eBook Academic Collection

Collection of "multidisciplinary eBook titles representing a broad range of academic subject matter....There are more than 132,000 eBooks in this package, including titles from leading university presses such as Oxford University Press, MIT Press, State University of New York Press, Cambridge University Press, University of California Press, McGill-Queen's University Press, Harvard University Press and many others."  Subject coverage includes art, business & economics, education, language arts and literature, medicine, performing arts, political science, and religion. - from EBSCO website

EBSCO eBook Business Collection

Collection of more than 9,000 e-books "encompassing a variety of business topics such as marketing, finance, supply chain management and entrepreneurship and also focusing on career growth, personal development, communication and networking."  - from EBSCO website

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)

A collection of articles from  5,000+ journals on various subjects. Users can view bibliographic information for all journals and view full text articles from journals to which their institution subscribes.  Date range is 1995-present (updated daily). - from OCLC website 


Collection of digital content aimed at K-12 students, including full-text journals and newspapers, images, maps, and videos on a variety of topics. 

Encyclopedia of Social Work

"Now a consistently-updated resource from the NASW Press and Oxford University Press, Encyclopedia of Social Work provides students, scholars, and practitioners with a digital guide for a lifetime of social service. With revised and new articles added each month, users can be assured that they are accessing the most up-to-date content on a wide array of topics, from international issues to ethical dilemmas....In print for nearly a century, the Encyclopedia of Social Work, published by the NASW Press, serves as an essential tool for the social work community. In 2008, the NASW Press and Oxford University Press co-published the Encyclopedia’s 20th edition and have partnered once again to produce the consistently updated ESW online." - from ESW website


Education Resources Information Center, an index of journals related to education research, compiled by the federal Department of Education.  Some citations have links to free full-text articles.

FDsys (Federal Digital System)

Searchable web resource published by the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO).  "GPO's Federal Digital System (FDsys) provides free online access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government." - from FDsys


"FirstSearch provides access to a core collection of reference databases. The FirstSearch Base Package includes WorldCat as well as other databases such as CAMIO, Electronic Books and OAIster." - from OCLC website  [NOTE:  FirstSearch is being phased out and will not be available after December 31, 2015.]


Collection of current, full-text electronic books on subjects related to forensics and criminal justice.  "Featuring works by esteemed criminologists and forensic practitioners, this unparalleled e-library boasts an ever-growing number of essential references in crisis management and negotiation methods, arson and homicide investigation, expert witnessing, and forensic pathology." - from CRC website

Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online

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.

Health Source: Consumer Edition

Provides access to nearly 80 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. Content also includes full text for current, health-related pamphlets, more than 100 full-text reference books, and more than 18,000 Clinical Reference Systems reports.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

Provides full text access to 350+ health journals, with emphasis on nursing and the allied health fields.  Topics covered include pediatric nursing, critical care, mental health, and nursing management.  Abstracts and indexing for 850 additional journals are included. - from EBSCO website

Historical Statistics of the United States

Electronic edition of a five-volume reference work which brings together census and other historical data more than 37,000 data series.  Considered "the standard source for the quantitative facts of American history."  Includes essays by experts in the field that put the data into context.  Topics covered include population, work and welfare, the economy, and international relations. - from Cambridge University Press

Humanities International Complete

Provides full text of more than 1,200 journals, books and other published sources from around the world, on a variety of topics in the humanities, including literature, cultural studies, philosophy, and the arts.  - from 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.

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.


Digital library and backfile of full-text journals, books, and primary sources. Subjects include history, literature, languages, mathematics, African-American studies, business, economics, finance, philosophy and anthropology, among others. - from JSTOR website

JSTOR Global Plants

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. - from JSTOR Global Plants

LexisNexis Academic

Full-text articles from more than 15,000 news, legal, and business sources.  International coverage.  Date range covered varies by publication. – LexisNexis Website

Literary Criticism Online

Online collection of Gale's Contemporary Literary Criticism resource.  Coverage from 1923-2011.

MasterFILE Complete

Full text for 2,200 of the most popular full-text magazines, journals, and other highly-regarded sources from the world's leading publishers, covering virtually every subject area of general interest.  Full-text information dates as far back as 1922. - from EBSCO website

Metropolitan Museum of Art e-books

Five decades of Met publications on art history, available to read, download, and/or search for free.  - from Met Publications website

MLA Directory of Periodicals

"Information on over 6,000 journals and book series that fall within the scope of the MLA International Bibliography. ... The entries list editorial addresses, phone numbers, fax numbers, e-mail addresses, frequency of publication, descriptions of scope, circulation figures, subscription prices and addresses, advertising information, links to online content, peer review, and submission guidelines. The directory also provides statistics on the number of articles and book reviews published each year, as well as how many are submitted."  - from the MLA website

MLA International Bibliography

Bibliography of articles in language and literature journals.  "Contains all current entries as well as those published in the print volumes [of the bibliography] from 1926 to 2008. Additionally, the MLA worked with JSTOR to develop the list of titles in JSTOR's language and literature collection. This collection provides electronic access to fifty-eight journals, beginning with volume 1, issue 1, of each. Some titles, such as PMLA, date back to the 1880s."  Some records include full-text articles. - from MLA website

Music Index

"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."  Some linked full-text articles.  - from EBSCO website

Naxos Music Library

Online music library (primarily classical, jazz, and world music). 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.

Nebraska Wesleyan Picture and Archive Collection Collection of digitized historical photographs featuring campus buildings, students, faculty, and campus life at Nebraska Wesleyan University.

Collection of databases, full-text articles, and web resources compiled and maintained by the Nebraska Library Commission. Topics covered include the humanities, social sciences, general sciences, and education, among others.

Newspaper Source Plus

Provides access to more than 1,000 full-text newspapers, including more than 39 million full-text articles. This database contains comprehensive full text for major newspapers like Christian Science Monitor, San Francisco Chronicle, The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), The Times (UK), Toronto Star, USA Today,  Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Houston Chronicle, and Star Tribune (Minneapolis).  Most coverage from 2000 to present.

NWU Journal Titles

Search the journal database by title to find out if our library subscribes to a particular periodical, in what format (print and/or electronic) and for what date range.

Oxford English Dictionary Online

Digital version of the print resource.  "Traces the usage of words through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources." - from the OED website

PAIS International

Records for over half a million journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference papers, web content, and more from over 120 countries throughout the world. Newspapers and newsletters are not indexed. PAIS does not index journals cover-to-cover but selects articles relevant to public policy. Subjects covered include economic conditions, education, energy resources and policy, government, health conditions, human rights, international relations, labor conditions and policy, politics, social conditions, and the civil rights movement. - adapted from the ProQuest website


Indexes papers included in every congress, symposium, conference, exposition, workshop, and meeting received at The British Library Document Supply Centre. More than 6 million records dated from 1993 to present. Updated 24 times a year. - from OCLC website

Philosopher's Index

"Bibliographic database [that] covers scholarly research in all major fields of philosophy. ... Features author-written abstracts covering scholarly research published in journals and books, including contributions to anthologies and book reviews. ... Contains research published since 1940 and includes more than 500,000 records.  With more than 1,500 journal titles from over 450 different publishers, the database covers all fields of philosophy. ... The publications covered in this comprehensive database hail from 139 countries and appear in 37 languages." - EBSCO


"Covers every published congress, symposium, conference, exposition, workshop and meeting received by The British Library Document Supply Centre.  Contains in each record a list of the papers presented at each conference."  More than 190,000 records dating from 1993 to present.

Project MUSE

Full-text electronic books and journals in the humanities and social sciences, published by university presses and scholarly societies.

ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health

Collection of journals, cultural competency resources, videos, dissertations, and e-books on subjects in nursing and allied health.  "Provides abstracting and indexing for more than 1,200 titles, with over 1,050 titles in full-text, plus more than 15,700 full text dissertations." - from ProQuest website


"Access to the full text of more than 100 landmark journals in behavioral science and related fields ranging from education, to nursing, to business, to neuroscience."  Published by the American Psychological Association. - from APA website


"Full-text database that provides [chapter-level] electronic access to thousands of scholarly and professional titles published by APA, including the most recent titles in psychological and behavioral science, plus a substantial backfile of classic and historic works."  Includes all volumes of the APA Handbooks in Psychology series and all 1,500 entries in the Encyclopedia of Psychology.  Published by the American Psychological Association.  - from APA website



"Abstracting and indexing database with more than 3 million records devoted to peer-reviewed literature [including journals, books, and dissertations] in the behavioral sciences and mental health."  Published by the American Psychological Association.  - from APA website


PsycTESTS® provides access to psychological tests, measures, scales, surveys, and other assessments as well as descriptive information about the tests.


"More than 24 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.  Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher websites."  Published by the U.S. National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. - from PubMed

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

Collection of 700+ full-text peer-reviewed journals in a variety of subject areas, including social sciences and humanities.


ScienceDirect: Health & Life Sciences

"Full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters from nearly 2,500 journals and more than 30,000 books."  Subjects covered include physical sciences and engineering, life sciences, health sciences, social sciences, and humanities. - from ScienceDirect website

SciFinder (NOTE: on-campus registration required - see link below)

Chemistry "research tool with access to the world’s most reliable and largest collection of substances, reactions and references (from both journals and patents)."  Includes links to full text of more than 7,000 electronic journals.  Published by Chemical Abstracts Service, a division of the American Chemical Society. - from CAS website

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.

SocINDEX with Fulltext

Index to research resources in sociology.  Contains abstracts and/or indexing and some full text for several thousand journals, "books/monographs, conference papers, and other non-periodical content sources." Topic areas covered include criminology, demography, ethnic & racial studies, gender studies, marriage & family, social psychology, social work, sociological theory, substance abuse & other addictions, and violence. - from EBSCO website

SportDiscus with Full Text

Access to full text of 600+ sports and sports medicine journals, as well as books, book chapters, and conference proceedings.  Coverage dates back to 1970s.  Topics covered include clinical specialties, coaching and education, exercise science, health education, nutrition, occupational health and safety, physical education, and physical therapy. - from EBSCO website


Collection of statistical data on over 80,000 topics from over 18,000 sources in the areas of media, business, finance, politics, and more.  Data sources include market research reports, trade publications, scientific journals, and government databases.  All statistics are exportable as PNG, PDF and XLS-format files and as PowerPoint slides. - from Statista website


Network of library catalogs from around the world.  Search many libraries at once for an item and then locate it in a library nearby.  (NOTE:  You can also search WorldCat by going to the NWU Catalog and expanding your search to include "Libraries Worldwide.") - from OCLC website