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The following online databases are for general and specialized research. To remotely access these resources, you must be a student or employee of Washington Adventist University and possess an institutional identification card.


ABI/INFORM Global — a comprehensive database for business and financial information. It contains over 4,000 publications, including full-text journals, trade books, dissertations, conference proceedings, and market reports. The subjects include business conditions, management techniques, business trends, management practice and theory, corporate strategy and tactics, and the competitive landscape.

Academic Search Complete — a multidisciplinary database that includes magazines and journals about many subjects in the humanities, social sciences, medicine, sciences, and beyond. More than 8,500 of these publications are available in full-text; and nearly 7,300 of the publications contain articles that are peer-reviewed by experts.

AccessScience — an online encyclopedia that covers all the major scientific disciplines. It contains 8,500 scientific articles, 115,000 scientific definitions, and 3,000 biographies of scientific figures. The database includes the content of McGraw-Hill’s Encyclopedia of Science and Technology and Yearbook of Science and Technology. It also offers links to primary research materials, videos and exclusive animations, and curriculum maps.

America: History and Life — a database that indexes literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. It includes over 1,700 journals, and for some titles dates back to the 19th and early 20th centuries. The database also includes citations and links to books and media reviews.

ATLA Historical Monographs Collection — a database that provides full-text access to historical books about religion and theology. Series 1 presents more than 15,000 titles from 13th Century through the 1893 World Parliament of Religions. Series 2 consists of nearly 15,000 titles published from 1894 through 1923 and presents a comprehensive picture of religion in America at the turn of the century.

ATLA Religion Database with ATLA Serials — an index for journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion and theology. It contains more than 620,000 article citations from over 1,746 journals; more than 250,000 essay citations from over 18,000 multi-author works; and more than 570,000 book review citations. Full-text access to over 380,000 electronic articles and book reviews is also provided.

Britannica Academic — a comprehensive online encyclopedia for general reference and research. It contains entries on subjects in the humanities, social sciences, and science and technology; and provides access to thousands of related resources like magazine and journal articles, e-books, images, audio and video clips, and primary source documents.

Business Source Premier — a business research database that provides full text for more than 2,300 journals and contains 1,100 peer-reviewed titles. It covers all disciplines of business, including accounting, finance, economics, marketing, management, management information systems, and production and operations management. This database extends back to 1886 and has searchable cited references back to 1998.

Chronicle of Higher Education — a print and online publication that provides news, data, and special reports about colleges and universities in the United States. The online edition includes news reports, advice columns, discussion forums, and job listings related to higher education. The subjects covered regularly include faculty, students, administration, leadership and governance, and technology.

CINAHL Plus with Full Text — a database that indexes more than 4,900 journals and provides full-text access to nearly 800 nursing and allied health journals. It also covers health care books, nursing dissertations, conference proceedings, standards of practice, audiovisual resources, book chapters and more. The database contains over 4.2 million records and full-text coverage dates back to 1937.

Communication & Mass Media Complete — a database that provides access to journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study. It indexes and abstracts more than 650 journals across the communication discipline; selectively covers nearly 200 more, and includes the full text for over 500 journals. For many of the major journals, the database also contains searchable cited references.

CQ Researcher — a database that provides access to reports on current public policy issues. For each issue, a report includes an overview, historical background, chronology, pro/con feature, and resources for additional research. Each report also contains graphics, photos and sidebar features.

eBook Business Collection — a searchable database of over 15,200 e-books for business research. It contains titles on general business concepts as well as publication that provide business information for special projects and entrepreneurial needs. The topics covered include marketing, finance, supply chain management, entrepreneurship, career growth, personal development, communication and networking, and more.

eBook Collection — a searchable database that contains thousands of multidisciplinary e-book titles representing a broad range of academic subject matter, including art, business, education, history, law, mathematics, political science, religion, and science. For each title, the database provides access to the full-text of the publication.

eBook Education Collection — a searchable database of over 3,300 e-books in the education discipline. The titles range from introductory texts for undergraduate coursework to complex and detailed works for advanced students and scholars. The database also has support materials for teachers and professionals working in K-12 and higher education classrooms, and covers topics from curriculum building to student behavior and dynamics.

Education Resource Information Center (ERIC) — a database that provides access to education literature and resources. It includes information from journals covered by the Current Index of Journals in Education and from non-journal sources covered by the Resources in Education Index. The database contains more than 1.3 million records and links to more than 264,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966.

Ellen G. White Writings — a database that contains the complete published writings of Ellen G. White in several languages. It includes books, periodical articles, pamphlets, manuscripts, and more. The database also provides access to biographical and reference works on Ellen G. White. The publications can be browsed, searched, downloaded, and shared.

Films On Demand— a streaming video service that provides access to a collection of more than 22,000 educational films from over 700 producers. The videos may be watched in segments or in their entirety, and the subjects covered include art, biology, business, communication, education, English, health, history, languages, mathematics, medicine, music, philosophy, religion, political science, psychology, physical sciences, technology, and more.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia — an online encyclopedia that contains over 25,000 entries on a wide variety of subjects. Each entry provides introductory information about its subject, and many of the entries include cross-references – keywords that are hyperlinked to access other encyclopedia entries related to the one being read.

Gale Literary Sources — a database that provides e-book access to the full-text of several literary biography and criticism reference works. The titles include the Dictionary of Literary Biography, Contemporary Literary Criticism, Short Story Criticism, Poetry Criticism, and Drama Criticism. For each title, the volumes published in 2105 and later can be browsed, searched, and downloaded.

Gale’s Literary Index — a guide to the major literature products published by Gale. This database indexes over 130 literary reference books, and provides access to over 165,000 author names and 215,000 literary titles. It is the starting point for finding the biographies about authors and critical essays on their writings found in Gale reference books.

GreenFILE — a database that provides a collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles about the environment. It covers the environment and related disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology. The database includes indexing and abstracts for more than 760,000 records and the full text for over 11,000 records.

Health Source: Consumer Edition — a database that provides access to consumer health information through nearly 80 full-text consumer health magazines. The topics covered by the database include the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition — a database that includes over 350 full text scholarly journals focusing on nursing and allied health professions. It covers topics like pediatric nursing, critical care, mental health, nursing management, medical law and more. The database indexes and abstracts over 800 periodicals, and nearly 300 of the full-text journals are peer-reviewed.

JoVE Clinical Skills Video Collections — a database of educational videos for nursing and pre-med students and professors that demonstrates the essential medical techniques and methods involved in performing physical examinations. The collection includes 30 videos that begin with foundational concepts and progress to specialized procedures.

JSTOR — a database of academic journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. For each journal, the coverage begins at the first issue published and extends to a publication date within the past three to five years. The collection contains core journals in the fields of art, economics, history, political science, sociology, language, ecology, mathematics, literature, music, and religion.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts — a database that indexes over 900 publications related to library science, information science, and information technology. It covers more than 560 core journals, magazines, and newsletters as well as books, research reports and proceedings. The subjects indexed include librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.

MasterFILE Premier — a multidisciplinary database that provides full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals. It covers virtually every subject area of general interest, contains the full text for nearly 500 reference books, and includes over 164,000 primary source documents. It also contains an image collection of over 592,000 photos, maps and flags.

MAS Ultra: School Edition — a database that contains the full text for nearly 500 popular magazines of interest to high school students. It also includes more than 360 full text reference books, nearly 86,000 biographies, and over 107,000 primary source documents. There is also an image collection of over 500,000 photos, maps, flags, and PDFs.

Medline — a database that provides access to authoritative information about medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, the database includes citations and abstracts from over 5,600 current biomedical journals and full-text access to selected publications.

Military & Government Collection — a database designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government. It provides access to periodicals, academic journals, and other content relevant to those areas of study. The database includes the full text for nearly 300 magazines and journals and indexing and abstracts for more than 400 titles.

MLA International Bibliography — a database that provides detailed bibliographical information for journal articles, books, and dissertations. Produced by the Modern Language Association, the database dates back to the 1920s and contains over 2.3 million citations from more than 4,400 journals and series and 1,000 book publishers.

Music Index — a database that provides indexing and abstracts of articles about music, musicians, and the music industry. It covers every aspect of both classical and popular fields of music, indexes more than 600 periodicals, and includes news, book reviews, and obituaries.

National Newspaper Core — a database of searchable national and local newspapers, including The Baltimore Sun, The Christian Science Monitor, The Lansing State Journal, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post. For each newspaper, the database provides access to the full-text dating from the 1980s or 1990s to the present.

Naxos Music Library — a database of online classical music. It offers streaming access to nearly 108,000 CDs and over 1.5 million tracks of both standard and rare repertoire. The library includes the complete Naxos and Marco Polo catalogues plus the complete catalogues or selected titles from over 650 record labels. Over 800 new CDs are added to the library every month. Along with classical music, jazz, world, and pop/rock are also represented.

Nursing Reference Center — a database that provides evidence-based information for nursing point of care, continuing education, and research. It contains quick reference materials like care sheet and patient education handouts; provides access to original nursing research and best practices; and includes continuing education course materials and competency tests.

Oxford Art Online — a database that provides access to a collection of authoritative art reference works. The titles include Grove Art Online, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and The Oxford Companion to Western Art. The database also contains many specially commissioned and articles and bibliographies.

Oxford English Dictionary — an online historical dictionary of the English language. It is a guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 past and present words from across the English-speaking world. The dictionary covers over 1,000 years of the English language and includes over 3 million quotations illustrating its usage.

Oxford Music Online — a database that provides access to an online collection of dictionaries and encyclopedias about music and musicians. They include The Grove Dictionary of American Music, The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments, The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, The Oxford Companion to Music, and the Oxford Dictionary of Music, and The Encyclopedia of Popular Music.

Oxford Quick Reference — a searchable database of more than 140 academic subject, language, and quotations dictionaries published by Oxford University Press. The topics include art, history, language, law, literature, medicine, music, performing arts, quotations, philosophy, religion, science, social sciences, technology, and more.

ProQuest Ebook Central — a multidisciplinary database that provides access to over 120,000 ebooks about a wide range of subject areas. These include anthropology, business, economics, education, engineering, history, language, law, life sciences, literature, medicine, physical sciences, political science, religion, and sociology.

ProQuest Education Journals — a database that provides access to 900 educational publications, including more than 600 titles in full text. It covers the literature on primary, secondary, and higher education as well as related topics such as special education, home schooling, and adult education. The database also includes images from journals articles such as charts, tables, diagrams, and other graphical elements.

ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source — a database that provides access to healthcare information covering nursing, allied health, alternative and complementary medicine, and more. It indexes and abstracts more than 850 titles and contains over 715 titles in full-text. The database also includes nursing reference books, dissertations, and videos. The more than 70 topics represented include cytology, nutrition, oncology, pediatric care, public health, and radiology.

ProQuest Religion — a database that provides access to over 200 full-text journals on religion. It contains scholarly content that supports religious and theological studies programs as well as other academic fields and general interests. These include journals, magazines, books, theses, dissertations, conference papers, newspapers, and more.

ProQuest SciTech Premium — a collection of databases covering literature in scientific and technological disciplines. It includes full-text access to journal articles, conference proceedings, reports and theses, and books and ebooks on subjects in the biological sciences, computer sciences, electronics and communications, and mechanical engineering.

PsycARTICLES — a database of full text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology. It contains more than 153,000 articles from nearly 80 journals published by organizations like the American Psychological Association and the Canadian Psychological Association. The database includes journal articles, book reviews, letters to the editor, and errata from psychology publications dating back to 1894.

PsycINFO — a database that provides abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations in the field of psychology. It contains over 3 million records and summaries dating as far back as the 1600s. The database coverage of journals spans from the 1800s to the present and includes international materials selected from around 2,500 periodicals in dozens of languages.

Regional Business News — a database that provides full-text access to regional business publications from the United States and Canada. It includes 108 publications covering both metropolitan and rural areas in North America, and contains content taken from newspapers, radio and television news transcripts, trade publications, magazines and newswires. Full-text access is available back to 1990.

Seventh-day Adventist Obituary Index — a database that provides citations for obituaries found in Seventh-day Adventist Church sponsored and published periodicals. It includes obituaries that were reported to the periodicals and does not record all deceased church members. The database covers the period 1850 to the present.

Seventh-day Adventist Periodical Index — a database that provides citation indexing to over 40 past and present Seventh-day Adventist journals and magazines. The index covers the years 1973 to the present. The exception is the Review and Herald which is currently undergoing retrospective indexing beginning with 1972 at the rate of roughly one year’s worth of articles a month.

Social Work Abstracts — a database that indexes more than 850 social work and human services journals dating back to 1965. The database provides citations and abstracts dealing with all aspects of the social work field, including theory and practice, areas of service and social issues and problems.

Teacher Reference Center — a database that provides indexing and abstracts for 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators. The range of topics covered include assessment, best practices, curriculum development, instructional media, literacy standards, school administration, and teacher education.

University Press Collection — a database of multidisciplinary scholarly e-books from more than 90 university presses from around the world. The e-books cover a wide variety of topics in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences and technology, and include publications appropriate for varied audiences – from introductory level texts to high level research.

The library’s online databases by subject: