Databases and Online Resources

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A-Z Journal List: Alphabetic list of journals represented in databases. Print holdings are not currently reflected in this list.

Academic Search Complete: General (all subjects); many full-text articles.

Acland's Video Atlas of Human Anatomy: Series of anatomy lessons on video using unembalmed human specimens to illustrate anatomical structures.

African American Music Reference: Full-text reference, including bios of African American composers, liner notes, iconography, collections of spirituals and slave lyrics.

ATLA Religion Database: Religion; index to articles, book reviews, and chapters in books (essays); some full-text articles. American Theological Library Association.

Black Thought and Culture: Full-text of 1297 African American non-fiction works spanning from colonial times to the present.

Business Source Complete: Full-text access to scholarly business, management, and economics journals.

Chicago Defender (1905-1975): Search Chicago's African American newspaper online in full-text.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Higher education news, articles, and reports; includes full-text of the current Chronicle back through September 1989.

Chronicle of Philanthropy: Nonprofit news and research; includes full-text of the current Chronicle of Philanthropy back through October 1997.

CINAHL Complete: Nursing; contains the full text for many journals and indexing for many more.

Classical Music Reference Library: Full-text reference materials about Western classical music, including Baker's Dictionary of Music and Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians.

Classical Scores Library: Full-text of some of the most important classical scores and manuscripts; currently holds 1262 scores.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews: Full text articles, as well as protocols focusing based on evidence-based medicine.

Communication & Mass Media Complete: Communication and mass-media articles index; some full-text.

Counseling and Therapy in Video: Vol. I: Streaming videos for students of counseling, social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling.

Criminal Justice and Public Safety in Video: Documentaries, training videos, and interviews demonstrate criminal justice and emergency response techniques.

CQ Researcher: Full-text coverage of current issues.

Education in Video: Streaming videos on a variety of topics in education, including teaching demonstrations, lectures, documentaries, and primary-source footage of students and teachers in actual classrooms.

Education Research Complete: Full-text journal articles and book chapters on a variety of topics in education, including curriculum, standards, and special education.

Environment Complete: Ecology, pollution, urban planning, and related subjects; includes articles and book chapters. Some full-text available.

ERIC: Education; some full-text articles and ERIC documents; mostly citations and abstracts

Foundation Directory Online: a database of the 10,000 largest private and community foundations in the U.S. based on their annual giving.

Gale Virtual Reference Library: search the full-text of thousands of reference works and encyclopedias across a variety of subjects.

Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online: Online version of the print source. (4 of 10 vols so far)

Harper's Weekly: Search the full-text of this illustrated newspaper from 1857-1912.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Medical; some full-text articles and reference sources.

Historical Statistics of the United States: Full-text statistics drawn from a range of years in the history of the US; check out the economic, demographic, and crime data available.

Hoover's Online: Company reports and industry analyses.

Humanities E-Book: An online collection of thousands of high quality arts and humanities titles.

IOPscience: journals in the fields of physics, mathematics, engineering, chemistry and biology, with some full-text access.

IPA Source: International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions and literal translations of opera arias and art song texts.

JSTOR: Full-text; complete back runs of scholarly journals in 15 different disciplines.

Lexis-Nexis Academic: News, legal, business, medicine, full-text information. Includes New York Times and other major newspapers full-text

Library, Information Science, & Technology Abstracts (LISTA): Library Science and technology; indexes more than 600 periodicals and other materials.

Literary Reference Center: Background information about authors, literary works, literary movements, and historical events.

Mango Languages: language learning tutorials; includes 40 foreign languages, 15 ESL courses, and 4 ancient languages.

Medline: Medicine, some full-text articles; mostly citations and abstracts.

MLA: (Modern Language Association) Literature, languages, linguistics, folklore; no full-text, citations only.

Morningstar Investment Research Center: Research financial information such as the New York Stock Exchange prices, mutual fund ratings, and reports on exchange traded funds.

National Directory of Nonprofit Associations: Contact information for nonprofits in the United States.

NAXOS Music Library: Streamed audio tracks from over 35,000 CDs of Naxos and numerous other labels.

New Testament Abstracts: Abstracts of articles covering the New Testament.

Nursing Education in Video: Videos cover the fundamentals of nurse training with demonstrations of technical procedures and complex patient interactions.

Nursing Reference Center: Data about anatomy and physiology, diseases and conditions, drugs and treatments.

Old Testament Abstracts: Abstracts of articles covering the Old Testament.

Opera in Video: Contains five hundred hours of the most important opera performances, captured on video through staged productions, interviews, and documentaries.

Ovid Nursing: Full text of articles from over 50 peer-reviewed nursing journals

Oxford English Dictionary: Historical dictionary that demonstrates how the definitions of words have changed over time.

Oxford Music Online: (formerly Grove Music Online) multiple music reference resources in full-text.

PBS Video Collection:hundreds of the greatest documentary films and series from PBS on a range of topics, including history, science, business, technology, performing arts, anthropology, psychology, politics, health, and literature.

Philosopher's Index: The Philosopher’s Index is the world’s most current and comprehensive bibliography of scholarly research in philosophy, serving the philosophical community worldwide.

Primal Pictures Anatomy and Physiology Online: highly accurate, three-dimensional anatomy models, which focus on individual organs, regions of the body, and anatomical systems.

Professional Development Collection: A comprehensive collection of full-text education journals

Project Muse: Index to articles in humanities, arts, and social sciences; some full-text.

PsycInfo: Psychology and related subjects; some full-text articles; mostly citations and abstracts.

Regional Business News: Chicago-area publications

RILM Music Abstracts: RILM Abstracts of Music Literature

SAGE Premier: Full-text of 485 journals in Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, Technology and Medicine.

Sage E-reference books: Full-text of several guides, dictionaries and encyclopedias

Saskia Digital Archive: Over 32,000 images documenting both Western and Eastern cultures.

Science Direct:  Full-text of over 1000 journals in the health and life sciences and several hundred journals in the social sciences.

SciFinder: Search chemistry research across disciplines.You must register for a non-NPU username and password to access this database.  Contact a librarian at (773) 244-5247 to learn more.

Sociological Abstracts: Sociology and behavioral sciences; citations and abstracts only.

Sports Medicine and Exercise Science in Video: Lectures and demonstrations of thousands of skills and techniques.

STAT!Ref: Full-text of several authoritative nursing reference books.

Testing and Education Reference Center: Contains information on graduate programs, interactive online resources for standardized tests (GRE, GMAT, NCLEX, LSAT, MCAT), and general career tools.

Twentieth Century Religious Thought: Seminal works and archival materials related to key worldwide religious thinkers, from the early 1900s until the turn of the 21st century.

Up to Date: Contains topic overviews that synthesize the most recent medical research to provide evidence-based recommendations for clinical practitioners. Medical professionals can earn CME credits for using this database.

Women and Social Movements: Full-text images and text documenting women's social movements from 1963-present.

World Almanac: Full-text.

WorldCat: OCLC catalog of books, web resources, and other materials in libraries worldwide.

World History in Video: Critically acclaimed documentaries covering human history from the earliest civilizations to the late twentieth century.