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** E-Journal Finder - find e-journal titles in our databases or owned by WSU Library. You'll still need to use the Library Catalog to locate titles the Library holds in print format.  
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  • ABI Inform Complete
    Features thousands of full text journals and key newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times andThe Economist, as well as country and industry focused reports and data. International coverage.
  • Academic One File 
    Scholarly and peer-reviewed articles (many full text) in an academic multi-disciplinary database covering all fields.
  • Academic Search Complete 
    Scholarly and peer-reviewed articles (many full text) in an academic multi-disciplinary database covering all fields.
  • Access Science 
    Gateway to authoritative information in all scientific disciplines. Full text of the latest edition of the McGraw Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology online, along with videos, animations and downloadable images.
  • Accounting & Tax 
     Brings together highly ranked scholarly journals covering current news and topics, as well as the trends and history influencing important accounting and tax issues of the day.
  • AgeLine 
    Provides access to literature on gerontology and aging in health sciences, psychology, sociology, social work, economics and public policy.
    3.5 million bibliographic records covering all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines; use the search box or browse by subject, such as animal and veterinary sciences,food and nutrition, natural resources and environment, aquaculture and fisheries, plants and crops.
  • AHFS Consumer Medical Information  
    A trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information, available in both English and Spanish. Includes more than a thousand drug information monographs written in lay language for consumers.
  • Art Full Text (H.W.Wilson) 
    Comprehensive resource with hundreds of peer-reviewed journals. Covers fine, decorative and commercial art, folk art, photography, film, and architecture.
  • Asian Business & Reference 
    Focuses on business and financial news from the eastern hemisphere. Covers Asian business and financial information from key international publications.


  • Banking Information Source 
    Essential banking industry publications for information about the financial services industry, banking and industry trends.
  • Biography in Context  
    Biographical information on people throughout history. 600,000+ biographies from almost 200 award-winning reference books, full text online.
  • Biological Science Collection 
    Interdisciplinary database with abstracts and citations to research in biomed, biotech, zoology and ecology, and aspects of agriculture and veterinary science.
  • [ProQuest] Biology Journals  
    Access to a wide range of biology topics such as botany, environmental studies, microbiology and zoology. 
  • BioMed Central 
    FREE. Contains hundreds of peer-reviewed open access journals.
  • Biomedical Reference Collection: Basic 
    Full text for a over 100 journals in a variety of areas pertaining to medical study. All titles indexed in MEDLINE.
  • BIR Entertainment  
    Comprehensive database that provides information on about 450,000 music titles and 200,000 DVD/video titles, with more being added regularly. You can find music or videos featuring a favorite artist or performer, or a specific genre.
  • Boston Globe 
    Search license for the Boston Globe, full text from 1980+ 
  • Britannica Online (Academic edition)  
    Start here for background information on most topics from the web version of the Encyclopedia Britannica and links to vetted websites. Contains the World Atlas, timelines of history, and the Merriam Websters Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus.
  • Business Insights: Essentials - New!
    Combines all of the content formerly found in Business & Company Resource Center. Offers dynamic, accurate, and up-to-date topical business information and company and industry intelligence on thousands of global companies.
  • Business Source Complete 
    Definitive scholarly business database for the most important scholarly business journals. 
  • [General] Business File ASAP 
    Analyze company performance, industry trends as well as the latest in management, economics and politics.



  • CQ Researcher -
    A database of in-depth, authoritative reports on a full range of political and social-policy issues extending back to 1923 — each report is footnoted and includes an overview, background section, chronology, bibliography and debate-style pro-con feature, plus tools to study the evolution of the topic over time.
  • Canadian Newsstand Complete 
    Unparalleled access to the full text of over 190 Canadian newspapers including the complete available electronic backfile for most newspapers, providing full access to the articles, columns, editorials and features published in each. Some backfiles date as far back as the late 1970s.
  • [ProQuest] Career and Technical Education  
    Definitive source for vocational information. Includes nearly 600 titles, with more than 500 available in full text for quick access to research on virtually any technical topic.
  • CBCA Complete 
    Canada's reference and current events - scholarly journal articles, trade publications, dissertations, books, newspapers and magazines.
  • Children's Literature Review 
    Coverage begins mid-2009. Link is for Literature Criticism Online and also searches Something About the Author .Earlier volumes are available in print in our Children's Reference collection.
  • CINAHLwith Full Text 
    Comprehensive source of much full text for nursing & allied health journals.
  • CLDC - Children's Literature Comprehensive Database. Provides over a half million professional reviews of children's books, multimedia and audio books. Multiple search features, researchers can also filter by age, grade and interest level;  also links to hundreds of websites with lesson plans and teaching guides.
  • Communication and Mass Media Complete 
    Quality research sources in areas related to communication and mass media.
  • [ProQuest] Computing
    Search top computing journals in full text for research on such subjects as database design, software development, web commerce, business Intranets and the Internet.
  • Contemporary Literary Criticism - Select  
    Critical essays on contemporary authors.
  • Contemporary Novelists - 7th ed. 2001 
    Concise discussions of the lives and principal works of contemporary novelists, written by subject experts.
  • Credo Reference 
    Start here! Cross search 600+ reference titles from over 60 scholarly publishers. Full text of the best reference books, along with images, visual concept map of results, and more. 
  • Criminal Justice Collection
    Targeted collection from InfoTrac of academic journals, magazines, books, news and multimedia, covering law enforcement, paralegal topics, homeland security and all aspects of criminal justice. 
  • [ProQuest] Criminal Justice 
    Comprehensive  collection of U.S. and international criminal justice journals including information in law enforcement, corrections administration, drug enforcement, rehabilitation, family law, industrial security and more.
  • Current Biography Illustrated  (H.W. Wilson)
    From 1940 to present; search by name, profession, ethnicity and other limits. Accurate info from magazine and journal articles, as well as books.




  • E-Books 
    WSU Library webpage with links to free collections on the internet
  • E-Books on EBSCO Host 
    Includes our collection from NetLibrary. All e-book links for individual titles in our online catalog will link here.
  • Ebrary 
    77,000 downloadable ebooks 
  • EBSCO Host databases 
    Complete menu of all our subscription databases on the EBSCO platform
  • EDGAR 
    FREE. The Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system, performs automated collection, validation, indexing, acceptance, and forwarding of submissions by companies and others who are required by law to file forms with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
  • [ProQuest] Education Journals 
    Coverage includes primary, secondary, and higher education, as well as special education, home schooling, adult education and hundreds of related topics.
  • Educator's Reference Complete 
    Content focuses on educational principles, child development and psychology, and best practices in education
  •  Encyclopedia of Science & Technology 
    Search the latest edition of the McGraw Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology online

  • Environmental Studies and Policy Collection 
    Targeted collection from InfoTrac of academic journals, magazines, books, news and multimedia, covering global warming, climate change, alternative energy, environmental policy, going green, recycling, soil, plants, and more.
  • ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)
    Provides access to education literature and resources
                ERIC via EbscoHost
                ERIC via Proquest 
                FREE  ERIC 

  • European Business [ProQuest]  
    Contains the latest European business, economic and financial information. Includes quality resources such as The Economist, Fortune and European Business Journal.

  • European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750 
    New database - comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750.

  • Expanded Academic ASAP 
    Scholarly and peer-reviewed articles (many full text) in an academic multi-disciplinary database covering all fields.


  • Facts on File 
    Includes World News Digest from Reuters; Issues & Controversies; Science Online
  • [ProQuest] Family Health  
    Consumer database that includes journals and magazines covering an enormous range of health subjects, from sports injuries to women's health, from food and nutrition to midwifery, from eye care to dentistry
  • Film and Television Literature Index  
    Includes film & television theory, preservation & restoration, screenwriting, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews
  • Film Literature Index 
    FREE. Online searchable database contains citations to film, television and video articles, reviews and book reviews    from 1976 – 2001
  • Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia 
    This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.



  • Gale Databases 
    Complete menu of all our subscription databases on the Gale/Cengage platform (InfoTrac web)
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
    Database of 60+ full text, subject specialized encyclopedias and reference sources for multidisciplinary research
  • Gender Studies Collection 
    A focused InfoTrac collection covering hundreds of thousands of articles with balanced coverage on such topics as gender studies, sexual behavior surveys, family and marital issues, conversion therapy, gay and lesbian rights, homophobia, health aspects and many more.
  • General Business File ASAP 
    Analyze company performance and activity, industry events and trends as well as the latest in management, economics and politics.
  • General One File 
    A general interest database for news and articles from a variety of sources. 
  • General Reference Center Gold 
    A general interest database for articles from a variety of sources - newspapers, reference books, and magazines
  • Global Issues in Context
    Variety of viewpoints from specially selected sources for analysis of a broad spectrum of global issues: social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, and cultural.
  • GPO Catalog 
    FREE catalog of all U.S. Government publications 
  • GreenFILE 
    All aspects of human impact to the environment: global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more
  • Grove Art Online - is now Oxford Art Online 





  • JSTOR 
    Is an online archive of scholarly journals which contains high-resolution, scanned images of journal issues and pages as they were originally designed, printed, and illustrated. Arts & Sciences Collection I, II and IV only.




  • Lexis Nexis 
    Full-text documents from over 5,600 news, business, legal, medical, and reference publications with a variety of flexible search options
  • Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) 
    Articles for Library and Information science professionals
  • Literature Resource Center 
    Current, comprehensive, and reliable online resource for research on literary topics, authors, and their works.  Coverage includes all genres and disciplines, all time periods, and all regions of the world. Also search theTwayne's Author Series.


  • MAS Ultra - School Edition 
    Designed specifically for high school libraries; contains full text for 500 popular, high school magazines, 360 full text references books, over 85,000 biographies, 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags. 
  • Massachusetts History Online 
    Contains full-text articles gathered from almost 50 sources that directly relate to Massachusetts history, both past and present, including people, places, historical events and more. 
  • MasterFILE Premier 
    Full text for more than 1,700 general periodicals covering a broad range of disciplines. Also contains full text for over 500 reference books, 164,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps and flags. 
                Medline via EbscoHost
                Medline via Proquest
                FREE Medline via Pub Med/ National Library of Medicine
  • Military & Government Collection 
    Current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government. 
  • [ProQuest] Military Collection 
    Covers topics across all government and military branches, including international relations, political science, criminology, defense, aeronautics and space flight, communications, civil engineering and more.
  • MLA International Bibliography 
    Indexes material from 1921 to the present in disciplines such as language, literature, folklore, linguistics, literary theory and criticism, and the dramatic arts.


  • Net Library 
    Now on the EBSCO Host platform. 11,623 electronic books, all full text, with 3,502 of those being part of the freely accessible eBook collection. 
  • Newspaper Source 
    Full text for more than 40 U.S. and International newspapers, 389 U.S. regional newspapers. Also provides full text TV and radio news transcripts.
  • [ProQuest] Newsstand 
    Full text for over 1300 newspapers, news websites and blogs from leading publishers throughout the world.
  • New York Times 
    Search full text starting in 1985
  • Nursing and Allied Health Collection 
    Targeted collection from InfoTrac of academic journals, magazines, books, news and multimedia, covering all aspects of nursing from direct patient care to specialized care, to treatment of all types of patients.
  • [ProQuest] Nursing and Allied Health Source 
    Complete, full text coverage of information from leading nursing, allied health, alternative and complementary medicine, and related publications.
  • Nursing Resource Center  New! 
    Find information on all aspects of nursing, including common drugs, common diseases and conditions.



  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context 
    Formerly Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. Helps researchers analyze and organize a broad variety of data from a wide spectrum of sources on today's hottest social issues.
  • OxResearch 
    Succinct analytical articles covering world and regional economic and political developments of major significance. It evaluates issues and events within a coherent political, social and economic framework. 
  • Oxford Art Online 
    Formerly Grove Art; authoritative and easily searchable from an expanding range of Oxford's accalimed art refererence works, as well as many specially commissioned articles.
  • Oxford English Dictionary 
    Widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. An historical dictionary of 600,000 words - past and present - from across the English-speaking world.
  • Oxford Reference  
     Now contains 125 core academic subject, language and quotation dictionaries; also 180 in-depth specialist titles from Oxford Encyclopedias and Companions.  


  • PAIS International 
    Selective coverage of a wide variety of international sources including journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, research reports, conference papers, web content and more. Covers 1972 - present. While this title can be searched on its own, it's best to search it through the full-text ProQuest Social Sciences Premium Collection.
  • Pharmaceutical News Index 
    An insider's guide to healthcare research, development and regulatory issues.
  • Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Collection 
    Targeted collection from InfoTrac covering a wide spectrum of information from over 100 specialized titles. Includes experimental research, proven treatment techniques, unique applications for specific sports. 
  • Pop Culture Collection 
    Pop culture is all around us and influences our lives every day. From pop art, music and theater to reality TV, this focused InfoTrac collection contains over 100 journals with access to over 3.6 million articles.
  • Pop Culture Universe - Academic edition 
    Over 300 full text volumes of authoritative, published content; thousands of images, hundreds of vetted and updated web links. 
  • Primary Search 
    Provides full text for more than 70 popular magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990.  
  • Professional Development Collection 
    Designed for professional educators, this database provides a specialized collection of nearly 520 educational journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. 
  • ProQuest Databases 
    Complete menu of all our subscription databases on the ProQuest platform
  • ProQuest Central 
    Search 28 databases in one single search that cover many subjects including computing, nursing & allied health, health management, education, criminal justice, biology and general sciences, psychology and general social sciences - lots of full text.
  • PsycARTICLES  
    Full text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in 80 psychology journals published by the American Psychological Association. Nearly all journals go back to Volume 1, Issue 1.
  • PsycINFO 
    Citations and summaries of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, all in psychology and related disciplines. Largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral sciences and mental health. International coverage. 
  • Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection 
    Full text coverage on emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry and psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods.
  • [ProQuest] Psychology Journals  
    Coverage for behavioral, clinical, cognitive, developmental, experimental, industrial and social psychology, along with personality, psychobiology and psychometrics.




  • Regional Business News 
    Provides comprehensive full text coverage for over 80 regional business publications, covering all metropolitan and rural areas with in the United States.  
  • Religion and Philosophy Collection 
    Essential tool for researchers and students of theology and philosophical studies. 
  • [ProQuest] Religion 
    Provides a wide range of primarily full-text, international periodicals for diverse religious and spiritual studies, covering formal theological studies of major religions, as well as the most recent trends and scholarly thought. Reflects a wide spectrum of religious belief systems.
  • [ProQuest] Research Library 
    One-stop access to more than 4,000 periodicals from one of the broadest, most inclusive general reference databases ProQuest has to offer. Search from a highly-respected, diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, and magazines covering over 150 academic disciplines.


  • Sage Premier  
    Click on "Sage Content available to me" for full text. Includes leading international peer-reviewed journals, published on behalf of scholarly and professional societies. Covering business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, medicine and many more. 
  • Science Direct 
     A leading full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters from more than 2,500 peer-reviewed journals and more than 11,000 books.
  • Science in Context 
    Supporting high school curricula and university coursework, features authoritative information for assignments and projects of popular subjects. 
  • [ProQuest] Science Journals 
    Definitive resource for students studying both the applied and general sciences. Coverage includes general science, materials science, aerospace, engineering, computers, physics, telecommunications, transportation, and military science.
  • SciFinder (returning users) /  First Time Remote Users link: Create a personal account (Registration Info - pdf) 
    A research discovery tool that allows you to explore the CAS (Am. Chemical Society) databases containing literature from many scientific disciplines including biomedical sciences, chemistry, engineering, materials science, agricultural science, and more.
  • Serials Directory 
    Access to accurate bibliographic information as well as current pricing structures for popular serials. Contains nearly 250,000 U.S. and international titles, including newspapers; data from more than 108,000 publishers worldwide. 
  • Snapshots 
    Top-line international market research overviews focusing on 40+ industries in more than 40 countries worldwide, including regional summaries. It provides market size, share, forecasts and segments.
  • [ProQuest] Social Science Journals 
    Extensive coverage across a wide range of social science disciplines including anthropology, criminology, economics, education, political science, psychology, social work and sociology.
  • [ProQuest] Social Sciences Premium Collection 
    Includes 12 databases in one search, covering education, criminal justice, psychology and religion. Also covers conference papers, ebooks (ebrary), Canadian issues, and research studies from Oxford University (UK) and other leading international think tanks.
  • Sociological Abstracts 
    Indexes the international literature of sociology and related disciplines: culture & social structure, family & marriage, poverty & homelessness, race & ethnicity, social change and economic development, sociology of health & medicine. Best searched through the full text ProQuest Social Science Premium Collection.
  • Something About the Author - users can also search theChidlren's Literature Review. Older volumes available in print in our Children's Reference collection.



  • Teacher Reference Center 
    Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 270 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators. The TRC has minimal overlap with the Professional Development Collection or Academic Search Complete
  • [ProQuest] Telecommunications 
    Whether you’'re looking for the latest news on WAP technology, following market penetration of new technologies, or continually shifting business conditions and the ever-expanding reach of the wireless, Internet, and long-distance industries, this is the database to use.
  • Twayne's Authors Online
    Covers authors, their works and literary movements from all time periods, but mainly from 17th - 20th century. Nearly 900 books full text containing 175-200 pages each. Excellent starting point for an author, or multidisciplinary study through literature such as history, society, and culture.


  • US History in Context 
    Broad collection of full-text periodicals, reference works, primary documents and scholarly analysis. Can br cross-searched with World History in Context.



  • Wilson Databases 
    now on EBSCO Host
  • World Cat 
    Complete database of books, journal titles and media, but holding library locations for Massachusetts libraries only
  • WorldCat.org site 
     FREE - holding library locations by zip code in the U.S. and anywhere in the world 
  • World History in Context
    Collection of scholarly analysis in magazines and academic journals, reference works, primary documents, audio and video. Coverage is from anitquity to the present. 
  • World News Digest 
    From the reliable Facts on File. U.S. and world news 1940 - present. Search by keyword, or top news stories by decade, country or by key issue.  Also contains an encyclopedia and an almanac.


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