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    Research Databases

    You can find out just about anything online, but we have tried to compile a list of databases to make research and citation easy. 

    Electronic Resource Index


    Database Description Keywords
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    3D Human Anatomy & Physiology Primal Pictures resources are the world’s most medically accurate and detailed 3D graphic rendering of human anatomy.

    anatomy science physiology

    Academic Search Premier Covers the expansive academic disciplines offered in colleges and universities. major subject
    African American History Covering more than 500 years of the African-American experience, African-American History offers a fresh way to explore the full spectrum of African-American history and culture, with tablet/mobile-friendly videos and slideshows, images, biographies of key people, event and topic entries, primary sources, maps and graphs, and timelines.  
    Agricola Contains bibliographic records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Library. plants nature 

    Agricultural & Environmental Science

    Combines AGRICOLA, Environmental Science and Pollution Management, and Environmental Impact Statements databases.  

    American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection

    Five series created from periodicals holding from one of the premier repositories in the United States.
    Series 1 (Years 1691-1820)
    Series 2 (Years 1821-1837)
    Series 3 (Years 1838-1852)
    Series 4 (Years 1853-1865)
    Series 5 (Years 1866-1877)
    history magazine newspaper
    American Civil War Research Database The definitive online resource for researching the individuals, regiments, and battles of the American Civil War. United States history 
    American Fact Finder This site provides statistics about population, housing, industry and business. Viewing a list of US Census Bureau products, creating reference and thematic maps, and searching for specific data also is possible.  
    Applied Science & Technology Full Text Contains indexing and abstracts for nearly 800 core English-language, scientific and technical publications back to 1983.  
    ARTFL Project: French-English Dictionary Contains about 75,000 terms. art chicago france
    Art Full Text Features full-text articles and including works by emerging artists. Covers fine, decorative and commercial art, folk art, photography, film and architecture.  
    ASFA Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstract Index with abstracts. 1971-present  
    Biological Science Index with abstracts. 1982-present  
    Bloom's Literature Bloom’s Literature offers a comprehensive resource for the study of literature. Edited and curated by Yale University professor Harold Bloom, this database includes thousands of critical essays and discussion questions, plus author biographies and character analyses, full-length poems, the full text of hundreds of reference books, full-length videos of classic plays and films, and more.  
    Business Source Premier The industry’s most used business research database.  
    Chicago Manual of Style Provides recommendations on editorial style and publishing practices for the digital age.  
    Chicago Tribune Archive Searching this archive and viewing abstracts or citations is free, but viewing articles requires a fee.  
    Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD) An acquisition, research, and reference service.   
    CINAHL Complete 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 Plus with Full Text A comprehensive source of full text for nursing and allied health journals.  
    Chronicle of Higher Education, The Published every weekday and is the top destination for news, advice, and jobs for people in academia.  
    College Source Online Virtual library representing 31,575 college catalogs in full cover-to-cover, original page format with 2-year, 4-year, graduate, professional and international schools.  
    Computer Source Provides researchers with the latest information and current trends in high technology.  
    Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text Subject areas covered includes: criminology; criminal justice; criminal law and procedure; corrections and prisons; police and policing; criminal investigation; forensic sciences and investigation; history of crime; substance abuse and addiction; probation and parole.  
    Discus: SC's Virtual Library SC State Library outlines information about Discus resources that are available in schools, colleges and public libraries across SC.  

    DLB-Dictionary of Literary Biography

    The series provides reliable information on authors and their works in an easy to understand, engaging format, while placing writers in the larger perspective of literary history.

    Education Full Text Provides full text of articles from over 350 journals  
    Education Source Coverage spans all levels of education from early childhood to higher education.  
    ERIC Contains more than 2,200 digests along with references for additional information and citations and abstracts from over 980 educational and education related journals.  
    ERIC Educator's Reference Desk This site offers Resource Guides, Lesson Plans and a Question Archives.  
    Ferguson's Career Guidance Center Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center is a comprehensive resource for career exploration and planning that allows users to quickly find the valuable career information they need, whether it’s industry and professions articles, school planning resources, or skills and career advice. The material draws from a range of authoritative sources, including Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance.  
    Films On Demand

    A comprehensive, curriculum-focused video subscription providing unlimited access to thousands of videos in 30+ subjects, including the humanities, science, business, literature, health, and more. Professors can stimulate and reinforce their lectures, and students can find inspiration and materials for their research. New content is added regularly.

    (Username:  uscsumter   Password:  films)

    Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia Database indexes over 25,000 records, covering an array of topics. Full text for each record may be easily accessed by double clicking on the topic from the display.  
    Gale's Literary Index Contains references for more than 130,000 author names, including pseudonyms and variant names, and more than 140,000 literary works in one source.  
    Gale Virtual Reference Library A database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.  
    GeoRef Geosciences, geochemistry, geophysics - journal articles, books, maps, conference papers, reports and these  
    Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus Comprehensive vocabulary of nearly 120,000 terms describes objects, textural materials, images, architecture and material culture from antiquity to the present.  
    Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names Structured vocabulary developed primarily for the field of art history but has the potential for wide applications related to disciplines such as archeology, history and geography.  
    Graphic Novels Core Collection Selective annotated list of graphic novels that allows for searching by categories of grade level, editorial recommendations, fiction, nonfictio and biography.  
    HarpWeek: Harper's Weekly Contains all of the pages of Harper's Weekly (1857-1865) as scanned images with a series of indexes.  
    Health Reference Center Multi-source database provides access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals  
    Health Source - Consumer Edition Providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.  
    Health Source - Nursing/Academic Edition More than 550 scholarly full text journals, including nearly 450 peer-reviewed journals focusing on many medical disciplines.  
    Historical Statistics of the U.S. - Millenial Edition Provides detailed statistical information covering a vast array of topics, such as slavery, migration, poverty and more.  
    History Reference Center Features reference books, history periodicals, and other secondary sources as well as thousands of historical documents.  
    Hospitality & Tourism Complete Scholarly research and industry news relating to all areas of hospitality and tourism. U.S. and international sources.  
    Humanities Source Includes full text for more than 1,400 journals, with citations to over 3.5 million articles, including book review.  
    Issues & Controversies Issues & Controversies helps students and researchers understand today’s crucial issues by exploring hundreds of hot topics in politics, government, business, society, education, and popular culture. Presented in a balanced, pro/con format, each article presents the key facts, arguments, history, and current context—an ideal resource for research papers, debate preparation, and persuasive writing assignments.  
    Item Newspaper, The Local news and article archive for Sumter, SC.  
    JoVE Core

    JoVE Core series brings biology to life through over 300 concise and easy-to-understand animated video lessons that explain key concepts in biology, plus more than 150 scientist-in-action videos that show actual research experiments conducted in today’s laboratories.

    JSTOR Offers full-text online access to back issues of more than 100 scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.  
    LearningExpress Library Helps students and adult learners improve the skills required for academics and includes full text, practice tests and tutorial courses.  
    MAS Ultra - School Edition Provides full text from more than 550 popular general interest and current events publications covering general reference, health, science and other areas.  
    MEDLINE Provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences and more.  
    Medline - PubMed Offers free access to the National Library of Medicine's biomedical and consumer health literature; it also offers links to authoritative websites that feature medical information.  
    MEDLINE with Full Text Provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences and more.  
    Merriam Webster Dictionary & Thesaurus Offers pronunciation, word function, and simple etymology information while the thesaurus provides word function and hot-linked synonyms.  
    Military & Government Collection This database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals and other content pertaining to all branches of the military.  
    MLA Directory of Periodicals Offers detailed information on over 7,100 journals, with 4,400 currently indexed in the MLA International Bibliography.  
    MLA Handbook Plus MLA Handbook Plus is a new, subscription-based digital product providing online access to the ninth edition of the MLA Handbook.  
    Mometrix eLibrary

    Mometrix eLibrary is a robust database of test preparation materials for career and professional certifications that will help South Carolina students preparing to enter the workforce.  The eLibrary includes study materials for over 1,800 different exams covering 16 different subject areas including nursing, teaching, construction, social work, finance, med-tech, and law. 

    Nature A weekly international journal publishing the finest peer-reviewed research in all fields of science and technology on the basis of its originality, importance, interdisciplinary interest, timeliness, accessibility, elegance and surprising conclusions.  
    National Technical Information Service (NTIS) Contains complementary materials from international sources as well as citations for 750,000 documents and links to government web sites for scientific, technical, engineering and related business information that is produced by or for the US government.  
    Newspaper Source Plus Providing more than 35 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 857,000 television and radio news transcripts.  
    Occupational Outlook Handbook Nationally recognized for career information that helps individuals make decisions about their future work lives.  
    Omni Gazetteer Provides place names for the United States and its territories.  
    Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center Contains more than 400 reference book titles and more than 8,700 pro and con viewpoint articles.   
    Oxford Dictionary of National Biography An illustrated collection of more than 50,000 specially written biographies of the men and women from around the world who shaped all aspects of Great Britain's past, from the earliest times to the end of the year 2000.  
    Oxford Reference Online Brings together language and subject reference works from one of the world's biggest reference publishers into a single cross-searchable resource.  
    Political Science Complete Full text for more than 520 journals and indexing and abstracts for over 2,900 titles in political science, international relations and law.  
    Population Index A searchable database that contains over 42,000 abstracts of demographic.  
    Primary Search Contains full text for more than 60 popular elementary school magazines.  
    Project Muse Full-text of over 300 quality journal titles, covering literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics and many others.  
    ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global Collection of dissertations and theses from around the world from 1743 to present day.  
    PsycARTICLES PsycARTICLES® from the American Psychological Association (APA), is a definitive source of full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology.  
    Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection Providing more than 550 full text publications, including 550 peer-reviewed journals.  
    PsycINFO PsycINFO® is the American Psychological Association's (APA) renowned resource for abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health.  
    REACH Act Resources

    The "REACH Act", South Carolina Act 26 of 2021, requires all undergraduate students to complete a three-credit course that requires, at minimum, the reading of the U.S. Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, the Emancipation Proclamation, a minimum of five essays from the Federalist Papers, and one or more documents that are foundational to the African American Freedom struggle. 

    Regional Business News Comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications.   
    SCIway: SC Census Information Features the largest and most comprehensive directory of information about South Carolina.  
    SC State Agency Employee Phone Book Offers access to the phone numbers for SC state government.  
    Science Direct Offers full-text access to over 1 million articles in broad collections of primary journal literature.  
    Science's Next Wave Covers scientific training, career development and the science job market.  
    Scottish Bibliographies Online Brings together over 60,000 records of books and major articles of Scottish interest published all over the world.  
    Social Science Full Text Full-text articles from over 300 English-language journals and indexing for nearly 750 journals in the social sciences.  
    State Newspaper, The - Columbia, SC Archive of articles from The State Newspaper.  
    Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels A scholarly, primary-source database focused on adult comic books and graphic novels.  
    USC Census Bureau Includes the census of population and housing, economic census, census of governments and other census bureau surveys, data and publications  
    US Patent & Trademark Office Trademark database contains more than 2.9 million pending, registered and dead federal trademarks.  
    Web of Science Indexes more than 8,000 peer-reviewed journals cover-to-cover.  
    Webopedia Offers access to an online dictionary and search engine for computer and Internet technology.  
    World Cat OCLC The world's largest network of library content and services.  
    World of Archie Comics Archive, The A digital collection offering access to the runs of more than 100 publications from Archie Comics.  It's one of the longest-running, best-known comic staples, spanning the early 1940's to 2020.  Alongside the flagship title, Archie, other prominent titles, which have pervaded wider popular culture, include Sabrina:  The Teenage Witch, Josie and the Pussycats, Betty & Voronica, and Jughead.  
    Writer's Reference Center Writer’s Reference Center provides users with a convenient one-stop location for all of the tools necessary to write and research effectively. From the mechanics of writing and grammar to style and research, this indispensable online resource thoroughly covers the fundamentals of quality writing, provides a wealth of vocabulary-building dictionaries, and presents a step-by-step guide to writing a good essay  
    Zack's Investment Research Provides access to several informative reports. Company Research offers an overview of Wall Street opinion. Portfolio is used to sign up for free "Profit from the Pros" stock recommendations and market insights.