Library Resources for GBUS 1005 - Orientation to Online Programs

Our Interlibrary Loan office can get articles you cannot access in full text and any of us is willing to assist you with your research.

Remote User Information

There is a general UMC Library page with information about Remote Access. You must have your UMC username and password. If you have difficulty accessing the databases from off campus you can use a username and password to access the major databases. The passwords are on a secure non indexed Passwords page with links to the Ebsco, Gale, and Proquest databases. Use these links to get the proper interface for password access. Please do not share these passwords to non UMC affiliated students.

Databases - Specialized Business

Business Source Premier  - Contains over 13,000 full text scholarly journals and business periodicals covering management, marketing, economics, finance, accounting, international business, etc. Use the Enhanced Business Searching Interface - EBSCOhost to search by specific company (Data Monitor company reports). 

Small Business Resource Center
Search this database to learn how to start, finance or manage your small business. Resources include sample business plans, how to guides, articles and websites. Includes material from the print version of the Small Business Sourcebook, Encyclopedia of Business Information Sources, numerous Dummies books, and articles from many trade publications.

Business Insights - Business and Company Resource Center is a fully integrated resource bringing together company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals

Regional Business News (EBSCO) This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. This database is updated on a daily basis

Databases - Specialized Medical & Healthcare

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition -provides access to nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong. This is a good place to start your research.

MEDLINE - index to journal articles in all areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing. This link is OCLC's version with indexing and abstracts and FindIt links to articles.

Consumer Health Complete - resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support the information needs of patients, and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics.

Alt HealthWatch - focuses on health issues from the perspective of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches.

Health Source: Consumer Edition - is a collection of consumer health information. This resource provides access to nearly 340 full text, consumer health magazines, including American Fitness, Better Nutrition, Fit Pregnancy, Harvard Health Letter.

PubMed- Provides access to 10 million citations in Medline and other related databases with links to participating journals. UMC Library has enabled linking to the full text of articles from citations found by searching PubMed.  Use this link so you can benefit from the links from FindIt, the UMC Library Linking service.

Databases - General

See the list of UMC databases; in addition to the specialized databases listed above there are several very large databases which would be useful to your research:

Academic Search Premier - contains indexing for nearly 15,320 publications, with full text for more than 6,100 of those titles. PDF back files to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.

Ebsco MegaFile - is a multi-disciplinary database providing full text for nearly 19,900 total publications and indexing & abstracting for more than 25,000 publications.

Google Scholar - A Google search engine which indexes peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts, and other scholarly literature from a variety of academic publishers and professional societies, as well as scholarly articles available across the web. UMC Library has enabled linking to the full text of articles located in Google Scholar using FindIt the UMC Library Linking service.

There is a link from the alphabetical database list to the UMC Library subject database list. 

Journal Collections - Search as database

Periodicals link includes a list of the UMC Library's major periodicals collections. It has a link to our list of UMC Print Periodicals and to the Find a Full Text Electronic Journal page to search for online access to a specific periodical title.  Search by journal title, broad subject category, or ISSN.

Science Direct- Scientific, technical, and medical information from 1995 to the present. The print publisher is Elsevier®.  The journals in the collection are listed with an icon indicating the journals to which UMC has access. 

SpringerLink acquired Kluwer Online and combined the journal collections of both publishers to provide access to some of the world's leading scientific, technical, and medical journals. 

Wiley Interscience- Scientific, technical, medical, and professional journals, plus major reference works. The journals in a collection can be browsed.


The UMC Library Catalog searches for physical books in the UMC Library. Once there, you can switch the view to include items at all the libraries at the University of Minnesota, in case you would like to use our GetIt service, or you can use the "Articles and More" view, which allows you to search our electronic resources at the article level.

Online Books

Ebook Central – contains an e-book collection with a large number of titles from a wide variety of publishers including many University Press titles, and titles from Wiley, Kaplan, Kluwer, Random House, Springer, Taylor & Francis, and McGraw-Hill.  It has an easy-to-use interface with simple searching and tools including personal bookshelves, automatic citations, highlighting and annotating.  

eBook Collection (EBSCOhost): This collection contains a large number of titles from leading publishers. eBook Academic Subscription Collection™ supplies full-text ebooks covering a broad spectrum of academic subjects from business to science and engineering to the humanities.

Laws & Regulations

Law is a subset of government information. This is often a difficult area for students to do research in effectively. It would be a good idea to ask for help from the Library staff. To get an overview of a legal topic you may want to search the Nexi Uni Political Science search. The authors usually give a good general overview of a topic and then get very detailed. There are articles on specific statutes and specific cases. This is a good place to find a topic and get many resources.

To get your username and password go to Lookup and type in your name to get your username. After you get that information, go Initiate and enter the information on the form to set your password. Remember that your password must be eight characters or more, have an uppercase letter, a lower case letter AND a number or symbol. It also cannot be part of your name or a dictionary word.