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Why use Subject-Specific resources?

We have put together these tabs to show the subject-specific resources you may wish to use when you want to narrow things down more than OneSearch does and to make it easier to sort through all of the open-access resources. Subject-specific databases typically offer different search features that help to narrow your search in a way that makes sense to your discipline.

Business & Accounting EBSCO Resources

Business Source Complete

Business Source Complete is the world's definitive scholarly business database, providing the leading collection of bibliographic and full text content. As part of the comprehensive coverage offered by this database, indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals back as far as 1886 are included. In addition, searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,300 journals.

Regional Business News

This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. This database is a subset of Business Source Complete.

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Nexis Uni

Full-text articles from a wide range of news, business, legal, medical, and reference sources.

Open Access Logo is a global financial portal and internet brand composed of 28 editions in 21 languages and mobile apps for Android and iOS that provide news, analysis, streaming quotes and charts, technical data and financial tools about the global financial markets. Each edition covers a broad variety of local and global financial vehicles including Stocks, Bonds, Commodities, Currencies, Interest Rates, Futures and Options.

Edgar Databases

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Provides full-text reports [10-K, 10-Q, and more] from U.S. public companies 1993-present as reported to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Note: Free access to this database is provided by the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission.


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arXiv is an open access database founded in 1991 that provides free access to journal articles in a wide range of scientific and quantitative disciplines, including Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance, Statistics, Electrical Engineering and Systems Science, and Economics.

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MLA International Bibliography

MLA International Bibliography

A bibliography of journal articles, books and dissertations produced by the Modern Language Association. Dates back to the 1920s.

The John Stewart Memorial Library would like to thank the Katharine Montgomery Cook '21 Endowment for contributing to this subscription.

Other Arts & Humanities Resources

Literary Reference Center

Combining information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals and original content from EBSCO, Literary Reference Center features an expansive collection of author biographies, plot summaries and full-text essays from leading publishers. It also includes literary reference books and monographs, cover-to-cover full text for literary magazines and book reviews from the most prestigious publications. It offers poems from hundreds of sources, short stories, classic texts, author interviews and much more.

The John Stewart Memorial Library would like to thank the Katharine Montgomery Cook '21 Endowment for contributing to this subscription.

Getty Research Portal

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The Getty Research Portal™ is a free online search platform providing worldwide access to an extensive collection of digitized art history texts from a range of institutions. This multilingual and multicultural union catalog affords art historians and other researchers the ability to search and download complete digital copies of publications devoted to art, architecture, material culture, and related fields.

Chaucer Bibliography

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Includes materials from the Annotated Chaucer Bibliography published annually in Studies in the Age of Chaucer. Note: Free access to this database is provided by The University of Texas at San Antonio Library and The New Chaucer Society.

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

Nearly 2,000 articles cover the full spectrum of dance-theatrical, ritual, dance-drama, folk, traditional, ethnic, and social dance. Cultural and national overviews are accompanied by entries on dance forms, music and costumes, performances, and biographies of dancers and choreographers.


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Artstor is a free, open-access library of images. Search and browse collections with tools to zoom, print, export, and share images. Institutions that subscribe to Artstor, a Web-based service for cataloging and managing digital collections, can share their images with the world via the Public Collections.

Make sure you look for the Wilson College Collections from the Hankey Center.

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EBSCO Education Databases


Database of education citations, abstracts and full-text documents for journal and non-journal education literature.

Professional Development Collection

Professional Development Collection, designed for professional educators, provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 600 full text journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. This is the most comprehensive and most valuable collection of full text education journals in the world.

SAGE Education Videos

Sage Education Videos

Comprised of 129 hours and 450 videos, this collection offers a practical view into a full range of teaching settings and situations, from early years to educational leadership, to support students needing to understand theory or how to apply it in practice. Contributors include leading authors Peter Smith on Bullying, Wendy W. Murawski on Co-Teaching, Julia Link Roberts on Gifted and Talented Education, and many more. View the full title list here.

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Subscription History & Political Science Databases

History Reference Center

Covering both U.S. and world history topics, History Reference Center is a full-text database featuring historical reference books, magazines, journals and thousands of primary source documents.

The John Stewart Memorial Library would like to thank the Helen Barsy '44 and Louise Colgan '80 Library Endowment for contributing to this subscription.

Points of View Reference Center

Points of View Reference Center contains 400 topics, each with an overview (objective background / description), point (argument) and counterpoint (opposing argument). Each topic features a Guide to Critical Analysis which helps the reader evaluate the controversy and enhances students’ ability to read critically, develop their own perspective on the issues, and write or debate an effective argument on the topic.

Points of View Reference Center provides a balance of materials from all viewpoints with main essays, leading political magazines from all sides of the political spectrum, newspapers, radio and television news transcripts, primary source documents and reference books. The database also offers related images and supplementary research guides for writing position papers, developing arguments and debating.

American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collections

Partnering with the American Antiquarian Society (AAS), the premier library documenting the life of America's people from the Colonial Era through the Civil War and Reconstruction, EBSCO provides digital access to the most comprehensive collection of American periodicals published between 1684 and 1912.

The fifty thematic subsets from AAS Historical Periodicals include digitized images of the pages of American magazines and journals not available from any other source and provide rich content detailing American history and culture from the mid-18th century through the late-19th century. These specialized collections cover advertising, health, women's issues, science, the history of slavery, industry and professions, religious issues, culture and the arts, and more.

Newspaper Source Plus

Newspaper Source Plus includes more than 860 full-text newspapers, providing more than 35 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 857,000 television and radio news transcripts.

American National Biography Online

Includes biographical portraits of over 17,400 men and women whose lives shaped the United States.

Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

Nearly seven hundred entries document the range of the African American experience from the arrival of the first slave ship to the death of Frederick Douglass and show how all aspects of American culture, history, and national identity have been profoundly influenced by the experience of African Americans.


HeinOnline is the premier database for historical and government documents. Wilson College has access to two HeinOnline collections: Gun Regulation and Legislation in America and Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law.

Access to HeinOnline is generally provided by the WALDO consortium.

Open-Access History & Political Science Databases

The Hankey Center and C. Elizabeth Boyd Archives

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The Wilson College Archives are provided to all researchers. 

American Heritage

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Published quarterly, the magazine covers a wide range of topics in American history, culture and politics. One of the best places to go to begin researching an American history topic.

American Memory (Library of Congress Digital Collections)

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Includes digitized American historical materials. The original formats include manuscripts, prints, photographs, posters, maps, sound recordings, motion pictures, books, pamphlets, and sheet music. Note: Free access to this database is provided by the Library of Congress.


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Online access to descriptions of archival collections owned by thousands of libraries, museums, historical societies and archives worldwide. A source for searching for historical documents, personal papers, and family histories held in archives.

The Making of America

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The Cornell University Library Making of America Collection is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. This site provides access to 267 monograph volumes and over 100,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints. Note: Free access to this database is provided by Cornell University.

Congressional Research Service Reports

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Provides full-text Congressional Research Service reports prepared for the U.S. Congress. Note: Free access to this database is provided by Demand Progress in collaboration with the Congressional Data Coalition.


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Provides free electronic access to important information products produced by all three branches of the Federal Government. Note: Free access to this database is provided by the U. S. Government Printing Office.

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EBSCO Nursing & Health Sciences Databases


CINAHL Complete is the definitive research tool for nursing and allied health professionals, providing full text for more than 1200 journals indexed in CINAHL. Full-text coverage dates back to 1937.

Watch this video to learn how to filter your search in CINAHL. Or download the PDF iconFilteringYourSearchInCINAHL.pdf.


Provides citations to articles in areas of biomedicine including areas of allied health, biological sciences and physical sciences.

See the Research Steps Guide for help with APA citations and formatting.

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PubMed comprises more than 26 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 web sites.

PubMed Central

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PubMed Central® (PMC) is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).

Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository

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Provides full-text open access to peer-reviewed nursing research and evidence-based practice materials. Note: Free access to this database is provided by Sigma Theta Tau International, The Honor Society of Nursing.

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EBSCO Psychology & Sociology Databases

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection is a comprehensive database covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods. This is the world's largest full text psychology database offering full text coverage for nearly 400 journals.

The John Stewart Memorial Library would like to thank the James W. and Charlotte J. Liddell '47 Library Endowment for contributing to this subscription.


The PsycINFO database, American Psychological Association’s (APA) renowned resource for abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health. It contains over 3 million records and summaries dating as far back as the 1600s with one of the highest DOI matching rates in the publishing industry. Journal coverage, which spans from the 1800s to the present, includes international material selected from around 2,500 periodicals in dozens of languages.

The John Stewart Memorial Library would like to thank the Clark Sciences Collection Endowment for contributing to this subscription.


SocINDEX with Full Text offers comprehensive coverage of sociology, encompassing all sub-disciplines and closely related areas of study. These include abortion, criminology & criminal justice, demography, ethnic & racial studies, gender studies, marriage & family, political sociology, religion, rural & urban sociology, social development, social psychology, social structure, social work, socio-cultural anthropology, sociological history, sociological research, sociological theory, substance abuse & other addictions, violence and many others.

The John Stewart Memorial Library would like to thank the Clark Social Sciences Collection Endowment for contributing to this subscription.

Other Psychology & Sociology Resources

Data USA

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Data USA provides United States public data by creating visualizations. Data sources include the US Census, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Bureau of Labor Statistics, University of Wisconsin County Health Rankings, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, and the O*Net Skills data set.

American FactFinder

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United States Census Bureau Facts and statistics.


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SocArXiv, open archive of the social sciences, provides a free, non-profit, open access platform for social scientists to upload working papers, preprints, and published papers, with the option to link data and code. SocArXiv is dedicated to opening up social science, to reach more people more effectively, to improve research, and build the future of scholarly communication.

SocArXiv includes work in the following fields: Arts/Humanities, Education, Law, and Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Social Progress Imperative

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This website shares the data from the latest Social Progress Index covering over 133 countries. The index uses 52 indicators to score the country across the dimensions of Basic Human Needs, Foundations of Wellbeing, and Opportunity.

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Religion & Philosophy Databases

Religion & Philosophy Collection

Religion & Philosophy Collection™ provides extensive coverage of such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy. With more more than 300 full text journals, the Religion & Philosophy Collection is an essential tool for researchers and students of theology and philosophical studies.

The John Stewart Memorial Library would like to thank the Mary Gaston Gardner '38 Library Endowment for contributing to this subscription.

Standford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

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Provides entries by hundreds of experts from the international philosophy community. Note: Free access to this database is provided by Stanford University.

EBSCO Sciences Databases

Science Reference Center

Designed to meet every student researcher's needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science magazines, journals, encyclopedias, reference books and a vast collection of images.

The John Stewart Memorial Library would like to thank the Clark Sciences Collection Endowment for contributing to this subscription.

Environment Complete

Environment Complete contains more than 2.4 million records from more than 2,200 domestic and international titles going back to 1888 (including over 1,350 active core titles) as well as more than 190 monographs. The database also contains full text for more than 920 journals

The John Stewart Memorial Library would like to thank the Clark Sciences Collection Endowment for contributing to this subscription.


Offers information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Includes scholarly, government, and general-interest titles. This multidisciplinary database draw on connections between the environment and disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health, and technology. Topics include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. Contains abstracts as well as full-text for select articles.

Garden, Landscape & Horticulture Index

Garden, Landscape & Horticulture Index is the premier resource for access to articles about gardens and plants. Topics include horticulture, botany, garden and landscape design & history, ecology, plant and garden conservation, garden management, and horticultural therapy. This index and abstract product is designed for gardening enthusiasts, professionals, and students of horticulture and of garden and landscape design & history. Indexed and abstracted are more than 500 core titles, the majority of which are published in English.

The John Stewart Memorial Library would like to thank the Clark Sciences Collection Endowment for contributing to this subscription.

Other Science Resources


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Search for citations and abstracts on agricultural topics as well as a variety of related fields, including veterinary, plant, and environmental sciences. Note: Free access to this database is provided by the National Agricultural Library.

Annual Reviews

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Annual Reviews publications are among the most highly cited in the scientific literature. Topics include Psychology, Biology, Biochemistry and Sociology.


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arXiv is an open access database founded in 1991 that provides free access to journal articles in a wide range of scientific and quantitative disciplines, including Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance, Statistics, Electrical Engineering and Systems Science, and Economics.


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bioRxiv (pronounced "bio-archive") is a free online archive and distribution service for unpublished preprints in the life sciences.
Articles are not peer-reviewed, edited, or typeset before being posted online. However, all articles undergo a basic screening process for offensive and/or non-scientific content and for material that might pose a health or biosecurity risk and are checked for plagiarism.


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ChemRxiv (pronounced 'chem-archive') is a free submission, distribution and archive service for unpublished preprints in chemistry and related areas.

It gives researchers across a broad range of chemistry fields the opportunity to share early results with colleagues and respond to comments and recommendations for improvement, ahead of formal peer review and publication.

Our preprints come from the author's original files, and are not prepared for publication. ChemRxiv conducts a basic screen for plagiarism, offensive language, and non-scientific content, and will exclude materials that may pose a health or security risk if identified. Beyond this, the files are unedited, and are not peer-reviewed.


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Scientific Literature Digital Library and Search Engine. Focuses primarily on the literature in computer and information science. Includes full-text for many articles.

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s website provides information for the understanding of climate-related events. Information includes news, maps & data, teaching resources, etc.

Encyclopedia of Life

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Global access to knowledge about life on Earth.

Open Access Logo searches over 42 databases and over 2000 selected websites from 14 federal agencies, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information including research and development results.


Science Direct contains over 2,500 journals in a wide range of Science disciplines. Access to articles is restricted to abstract only for most journals. Please contact a librarian for more information on obtaining full articles.

World Wide Science

Open Access Logo is a global science gateway comprised of national and international scientific databases and portals.

VMT Subscription Databases

CAB Abstracts (replacing VetMed)

CAB Abstracts includes everything from VetMed Resource plus a LOT more: subjects include agriculture, environment, veterinary sciences, plant sciences, mycology and parasitology, food science, human health, and nutrition. Over 449,000 full-text journal articles, reports, and conference proceedings.


With its specific veterinary focus and access to over 1.8 million relevant records from the acclaimed CAB Abstracts database, VetMed is the tool of choice when it comes to keeping up-to-date in your research.

The John Stewart Memorial Library would like to thank the Clark Sciences Collection Endowment for contributing to this subscription.

Animal Health & Production Compendium (AHPC)

The Animal Health and Production Compendium (AHPC) is a comprehensive, encyclopedic resource for information on animal health and production. It brings together a wide range of different types of science-based information on animal diseases, their pathogens and vectors; animal husbandry, genetics and the nutrition of livestock and poultry species and breeds. This information has been sourced by experts and enhanced with specialist data from organisations as well as maps, images, abstract and full text articles.

American Veterinary Medical Association

This is the website for the archives of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA). Here you can access full-text articles from from 2000 through the present. Published twice monthly, this peer-reviewed, general scientific journal provides reports of clinical research, feature articles, and regular columns of interest to veterinarians in private and public practice.

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BMC Veterinary Research

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BMC Veterinary Research is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of veterinary science and medicine, including the epidemiology, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of medical conditions of domestic, companion, farm and wild animals, as well as the biomedical processes that underlie their health.

Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences

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Includes articles on epidemiology, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions covering all domestic, wild, avian, and aquatic species. The journal covers all disciplines of life sciences engaged in the field of Animal and Veterinary sciences.

Veterinary Medicine and Science

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Veterinary Medicine and Science is an international open access journal which publishes original, high quality, peer-reviewed articles on all aspects of veterinary medicine and science relating to companion, production and zoo animals.

Veterinary Sciences

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Veterinary Sciences (ISSN 2306-7381) is an international, scientific, open access journal on veterinary sciences published quarterly online by MDPI.

Women's Studies International

Women's Studies International

Women’s Studies International, produced by NISC, covers the core disciplines in Women’s Studies to the latest scholarship in feminist research. Coverage includes more than 871,000 records and spans from 1972 and earlier to present. This database supports curriculum development in the areas of sociology, history, political science & economy, public policy, international relations, arts & humanities, business and education. Over 2,000 periodical sources are represented.

The John Stewart Memorial Library would like to thank the Clark Social Sciences Collection Endowment for contributing to this subscription.

Other Women's Studies Resources

Black Women in America

Nearly 600 entries on the history and achievements of American black women.

Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index

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Provides citations to women's studies articles, books, and essays (focus is on the Middle Ages - subject matter covers material from 400-1500). Note: Free access to this database is provided by Haverford College.

Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

Includes over 650 biographies of influential women and over 600 articles covering women's studies topics in geography and history, culture and society, organizations, movements, and gender studies.

Women's Studies: Core Books

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Book titles currently in print that are selected by academic librarians and cover subject areas such as American literature, feminist movements, mass media, religion, history, science, and many more. Note: Free access to this database is provided by Association of College & Research Libraries: Women's Studies Section and the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections.

Women Working 1800-1930

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This collection includes documents related to women's roles in the U.S. economy between the Civil War and the Great Depression. Working conditions, conditions in the home, costs of living, recreation, health and hygiene, conduct of life, policies and regulations governing the workplace, and social issues are all well documented by original source material. The collection contains books, photographic images, and material from several manuscript collections.