Article Databases


Find Articles in Databases: Choose a database of articles from list below, or contact library staff for help.

Find Articles in Print Magazines or Journals: See library catalog to look up individual magazine or journal titles, come into the library and browse the print periodical shelves, or contact library staff for help.

Click this link to search all our EBSCO databases at once, then click “Select All” and then “Continue”


Academic Search Elite (EBSCO)

Articles from more than 2,100 journals. More than 1,700 are peer reviewed. Covers many academic areas to include computer science, engineering, physics, chemistry, language, literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies and more. Articles back as far as 1985. Updated daily.

Access Science (McGraw Hill)

Reference material covering all major scientific disciplines. Links to primary research material, videos and exclusive animations, and curriculum maps for teachers.

Biological and Agricultural Index Plus (EBSCO)

This database provides full text articles covering biological and agricultural studies. Updated on a daily basis, it is a highly valuable resource for those studying agricultural industry,veterinary science, wildlife management and more.

Business Source Elite (EBSCO)

Articles from more than 1,000 business and economics publications such as Business Week, Computerworld, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, and Maclean’s. Also peer reviewed journals such as Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization. Updated daily.

Chronicle of Higher Education

News, information and jobs intended for college and university faculty members and administrators. Online edition is published every weekday.

CINAHL- Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (EBSCO)

More than 610 journal titles, back to 1981. Includes Journal of Nursing, Public Health Nursing, and Nursing Administration Quarterly (peer reviewed/academic). Some titles, such as Dental Assistant, have full text .pdfs for each article. Others, such as CMA Today, Journal of Professional Nursing, and Nursing Outlook, are indexed in CINAHL but we have the full text in print in the library. Please contact library staff with any questions.

CQ Researcher (Congressional Quarterly)

Excellent source on current events. Articles include an overview, historical background, chronology, pro/con feature, plus resources for additional research.

Encyclopedia Britannica

From the publisher: “Britannica is online, in e-books, and on mobile devices. Britannica is math, science, and social studies.” This resource is updated daily.

ERIC. The Education Resource Information Center (EBSCO)

Known best for government reports but also has articles from journals and magazines such as American Educator, Education Week, and Phi Delta Kappan. Contains more than 1.3 million records.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (EBSCO)

Over 25,000 reference encyclopedia entries covering a variety of subject areas. Full text including images. Updated annually.

Gale Virtual Reference Library (Gale)

Searchable database of articles from several education, medicine and technology ebooks. Most titles from 2002-2009.

Great Events from History (Salem Press)

The 20th Century, broken down into three volumes. Hundreds of nonfiction essays.

Health Source – Consumer Edition (EBSCO)

Designed for patients, not nurses. Rich collection of consumer health information. Many health topics included such as the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Nearly 80 full text magazines.

Health Source-Nursing Academic Edition (EBSCO)

Nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Some titles, such as Journal of Community Health Nursing and Men’s Health, have full text .pdfs for each article. Others, such as Nursing Research, are indexed in this database but we have the full text in print in the library. Please contact library staff with any questions. Also features the AHFS Consumer Medication Information, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 drug brand names.

Issues and Controversies (Facts on File/Infobase)

From the vendor: “Provides exclusive, extensive coverage of hundreds of today’s hot topics, with unbiased analysis and rich related resources… politics, business, government, crime, law, energy, education, health, family, science, foreign policy, race, rights, society, and culture. Updated weekly, with a wire-service newsfeed providing the latest headline stories… designed to inspire thought-provoking debates and research papers.

Learning Express Library 3

The ultimate test-prep database. Practice exams to get you prepared for ACT, AP exams, CLEP, PSAT, SAT, TEAS, TOEFL, US Citizenship, and many others. Also available via Iowa public libraries.

MasterFILE Premier (EBSCO)

Contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and more. Some titles, such as Agricultural Research, History Today, and World of Welding, have full text .pdfs for each article. Others, such as Journal of Sustainable Agriculture, are indexed in this database but we have the full text in print in the library. Please contact library staff with any questions. Also contains full text for over 164,400 primary source documents, and over 502,000 photos, maps & flags.

Masterplots. (Salem Press)

A classic reference work for more than sixty years. Analyzes, via hundreds of essays, the “most important” works in all genres—long fiction, short fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction.


Authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and pre-clinical sciences. Sample full text titles: American Journal of Public Health, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), and Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology.

Primary Search (EBSCO)

For education majors. Full text for more than 70 popular, magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information back to 1990.


Provides professionally researched pro, con, and related information on more than 50 controversial issues from gun control and death penalty to illegal immigration and alternative energy.

ProQuest Research Library (ProQuest)

Perhaps our largest article database at 6500 periodical titles. A mix of scholarly journals, professional and trade publications, and magazines covering over 150 subjects and topics. Primary categories: Business, Health & Medicine, History, Literature & Language, Science & Technology, Social Sciences and the Arts. Sample titles include Corrections Today, Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, Paralegal Today, and US News & World Report. Includes many publications in Spanish and other languages.

Regional Business News (EBSCO)

Coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States

Today’s Science (Facts on File/Infobase)

From the vendor: “Bridges the gap between the science that students learn in the classroom and the discoveries pushing the boundaries of science… in biology, chemistry, the environment, space, physics, and technology. ” Includes editorial cartoons on scientific topics. Updated weekly.

Vocational and Career Collection (EBSCO)

For high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and the general public. Full text coverage for nearly 340 trade and industry-related periodicals, such as Advanced Materials & Processes, American Machinist, and Penton’s Welding Magazine.

World News Digest (Facts on File/Infobase)

From the vendor: “Brings together and enhances nearly seven decades of news from the renowned Facts on File World News Digest in print. This archival record of domestic and international news is updated weekly and contains more than 1 million internal hyperlinks.” Search news by topic, by decade or by country. Updated weekly.