UMC Library Databases (Alphabetical)
Academic Search Premier - contains indexing for a large number of publications, with full text for many of those titles. Academic Search Premier contains full text coverage in biology, chemistry, education, engineering, humanities, physics, psychology, sociology, and other subjects.
Academic Video Online - includes documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs and newsreels, field recordings, commercials, demonstrations, original and raw footage. This multidisciplinary collection of videos that touches on the curriculum needs of virtually every subject area offers over 64,000 streaming video titles.
Adam Matthew - publishes unique primary source collections from archives around the world. Access includes 25 collections.
Access UN - contains indexing to United Nations documents including official records, documents, draft resolutions, meeting records, and the UN Treaty Series citations.
Access World News - contains current and archived newspaper articles on issues, events, people, government and more with the world's largest collection of full-text news sources. Includes local news, editorials, announcements and other sections from more than 4,700 sources.
Age of Exploration - contains documentation from five centuries of journeys across the globe, scientific discoveries, the expansion of European colonialism, conflict over territories and trade routes, and decades-long search and rescue attempts.
AgEcon - contains indexing covering agricultural economics. It includes bibliographic citations plus full text of staff/working papers from several universities and institutions.
AGRICOLA - contains bibliographic records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library, AGRICOLA provides millions of citations relating to the field of agriculture. Citations are comprised of journal articles, book chapters, theses, patents, software, audiovisual materials and technical reports to support agricultral research.
Agriculture Journals - includes the renowned AGRICOLA, TOXLINE, ESPM (Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management) and Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) databases and provides full-text titles from around the world, including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, and government publications.
Alt HealthWatch - focuses on health issues from the perspective of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It contains full text articles for many international, and often peer-reviewed journals and reports. In addition, there are hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts.
American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collections - include digitized images of the pages of American magazines and journals from the American Antiquarian Society, the premier library documenting the life of America's people from the Colonial Era through the Civil War and Reconstruction.
American Indian Histories and Cultures - contains material that tells both the historical and the personal stories of the colonization of the Americas from early contacts between European settlers and American Indians and the subsequent political, social and cultural effects of those encounters on American Indian life. Continuing through to the modern era, the stories are told against the backdrop of the 19th century expansion into the ‘Western Frontier’ right through to the civil rights movement of the mid-twentieth century.
American Periodical Series Online - contains many periodicals that first began publishing between 1740 and 1900, including special interest and general magazines, literary and professional journals, children's and women's magazines, and many other historically-significant periodicals.
American Poetry Database - contains the works of many American poets, along with six landmark anthologies of American poetry. The database gathers the works of the most influential American poets, from the Colonial Period to the early twentieth century.
American West - includes documents from 1718-1968. Tales of frontier life, Native Americans and vigilantes and outlaws can be found, as well as evidence of the growth of urban centres, the environmental impact of westward expansion and life in the borderlands.
Anthropological Index Online - incorporates the former RAI library and holds some 4,000 periodical titles (1,500 current) covering all branches and areas of anthropology. Nearly 800 journals, published in more than 40 languages, are indexed on a continuing basis. Records cover 1957 to the present.
ArchiveGrid - provides access to over four million detailed descriptions of archival collections held by thousands of libraries, museums, historical societies, and archives worldwide.
Archives Direct - contains diplomatic correspondence, letters, reports, surveys, material from newspapers, statistical analyses, published pamphlets, ephemera, military papers, profiles of prominent individuals, maps and many other types of document. As a suite of collections sourced from The National Archives, Kew, the official archive of the United Kingdom, Archives Direct presents the history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries from the British state's point of view.
BioOne - contains a full-text online aggregation of many high-impact, peer-reviewed bioscience research journals, covering the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences. The titles are published by scientific societies and other nonprofit organizations, and most have, until now, been available only in print.
Birds of North America (BNA) - contains a comprehensive reference of the life histories of North America’s breeding birds, and contents are updated frequently. The references tab contains an extensive bibliography. In addition, BNA Online contains image and video galleries showing plumages, behaviors, habitat, nests and eggs, and more. Most online BNA accounts now feature recordings of the songs and calls of their species.
Brill eBooks and Journals Online - contains scholarly sources with the full text of a large number of book chapters and journal articles, covering the Humanities, International Law and Biology.
British Newspapers 1600-1950 - contains the most significant digital collection of British historic newspapers. New conservation and imaging techniques and a new cross-searchable platform adopted by the British Library offers unparalleled access and discoverability to this valuable historical and cultural archive. In addition one will find specially commissioned essays and contextual materials written by expert scholars intended to help non-specialist users with perspective and analysis.
Business Collection - provides coverage of all business disciplines, including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and strategy, as well as business theory and practice. Users will understand the activities of companies and industries worldwide through business and trade publications, complemented by a selection of international, U.S., and regional news publications.
Business Insights: Essentials - contains all of the content formerly found in Business & Company Resource Center with a new interface designed around the research goals and workflows of your diverse business research community. Easily find information on companies, industries and more in the context of timely news, statistical data, and in-depth reports.
Business Source Premier - contains many full text scholarly journals and business periodicals covering management, marketing, economics, finance, accounting, international business, etc. Use the Business Searching Interface to search for Company Profiles, Industry Profiles and Market Research Reports.
Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (U.S. GPO) - indexes print and electronic government information products created by federal agencies including reports, books, and articles.
Children's Core Collection (H.W. Wilson) - contains fiction and nonfiction works, story collections, picture books and magazines recommended for readers in preschool through sixth grade. Professional literature for the children's librarian—both periodicals and books—is also covered. Selected and recommended by collection development specialists, books within Children’s Core Collection encompass a wide variety of topics, including social sciences, science, math and reading.
Communication & Mass Media Complete - contains the most robust, quality research solution in areas related to communication and mass media. This database provides an invaluable resource for students, researchers, and educators interested in any and all aspects of communication and mass media.
Computer Database - includes computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications and the application of technology.
Consumer Health Complete - contains comprehensive resources 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.
Criminal Justice Database - contains a comprehensive collection of U.S. and international criminal justice journals including information for professionals in law enforcement, corrections administration, drug enforcement, rehabilitation, family law, and industrial security.
Database of African-American Poetry - contains the works of many African-American poets writing in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and, through their writings, provides a unique portrait of early America.
Data-Planet Statistical Datasets - contains a vast collection of US and international statistics. With this dynamic tool, you can scan and search the contents of billions of datasets, compare and contrast variables of interest, and create customized views in tables, maps, rankings, and charts. Views also include descriptive summaries of the datasets and data sources. Datasets cover a wide range of subjects – including business, finance, banking, economics, sociology, political science, demography, agriculture, education, international studies, criminal justice, housing and construction, labor and employment, energy resources and industries, and more. Sources include public, private/commercial, and nongovernmental organizations.
Data-Planet Statistical Ready Reference - navigate the vast collection of US and international statistics available in the Data-Planet repository using the simple search interface of Data-Planet Statistical Ready Reference. Search results are viewed as DataSheets, which include a trend, chart, map, or ranking, complete with descriptions of the dataset and data source. From the DataSheet, users can link directly into the Data-Planet Statistical Datasets platform to fully explore the dataset, create customized charts, and compare and contrast multiple variables of interest. The datasets cover a wide range of subjects - including business, finance, banking, economics, sociology, political science, demography, agriculture, education, international studies, criminal justice, housing and construction, labor and employment, and more. Sources include public, private/commercial, and nongovernmental organizations.
Defining Gender - contains five centuries of advice literature from the mid-15th to early 20th century. Research the ideals of social conduct, power distribution within the family, consumption and leisure, education of men and women and gendered perceptions of the body to analyse and challenge the changing views and ideas surrounding traditional gender roles.
Dictionary of Old English: A to G Online - defines the vocabulary of the first six centuries (600 - 1150 A.D.) of the English language.
Dictionary of Old English Web Corpus - consists of at least one copy of every surviving Old English text. In some cases, more than one copy is included, if it is significant because of dialect or date. As such, the DOE Web Corpus represents over three million words of Old English and fewer than a million words of Latin, or not quite five times the collected works of Shakespeare.
Dissertation Abstracts@CIC Institutions (with text) - includes full text master and doctoral dissertations of all Big Ten Academic Alliance (former CIC) university from 1997 to present.
Dissertations and Theses - provides access to records of the dissertations and theses available in OCLC member libraries.
Early English Books Online (EEBO) - contains a large number of titles listed in Pollard and Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640), Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700), the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661), and the Early English Tract Supplement - all in full digital facsimile from the Early English Books microfilm collection.
East India Company - allows students and researchers to access a vast and remarkable collection of primary source documents from the India Office Records held by the British Library, the single most important archive for the study of the East India Company.
Ebook Central - contains two ebook collections - an academic collection as well as a reference collection. These include a large number titles from a wide variety of publishers including many University Press titles, and titles from Wiley, Kaplan, Kluwer, Random House, Springer and Taylor & Francis.
eBook Collection - consists of electronic books covering many topics – mostly nonfiction and classic literature. Includes Cliff's Notes and Nolo books.
eBook Academic Collection - contains a large selection of multidisciplinary e-books representing a broad range of academic subjects. Offering more than 170,000 e-books, this collection includes titles from leading university presses.
Ebooks Minnesota - covers a wide variety of subjects for readers of all ages, and features content from our state's independent publishers, including some of our best literature and nonfiction.
Ebsco MegaFile - contains full text, indexes, and abstracts spanning every area of academic study and general interest subject area dating as far back as the 1800s. This database includes many biographies, primary source documents, company profiles, photos, maps, and flags. EBSCO MegaFILE is a combined search of Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, MasterFILE, and Regional Business News databases.
Education Research Complete - contains indexing and abstracts for a large number journals, as well as full text for many journals. Topics covered include all levels of education from early childhood to higher education, and all educational specialties. This database also includes full text for many books, monographs, and education-related conference papers.
Educator's Reference Complete - provides access to academic journals, reports, and many premier reference sources in the field of education. The database includes content in key subject areas including administration, bilingual education, child development and psychology, funding, health education, technology, and testing.
Emerald Insight - provides full text access to 175 management and engineering scholarly journals as well as abstracts in a variety of other subjects.
Empire Online - enables research of colonial history, politics, culture and society, spanning five centuries, and charting the rise and fall of empires around the world. From Columbus to debates on American Imperialism, Empire Online is driven by a panel of consultant editors from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the USA and has been designed specifically to encourage the use of primary sources in teaching.
Encyclopedia Britannica - contains high-quality, comprehensive information with articles written by Nobel laureates, historians, curators, professors, and other experts, The Encyclopedia Britannica articles are trusted resources with balanced, global perspectives and unique insights. Britannica Online School Edition Homepage includes links to High School Edition, Middle School, Elementary School, and Preschool versions.
English Poetry Database - contains the works of many poets from 600-1900.
English Verse Drama Database - contains a large number of works by many named authors and many anonymous works, from the Shrewsbury Fragments of the late thirteenth century to the end of the nineteenth century.
ERIC - consists of journal articles and documents relating to education. The document collection includes curriculum guides, lesson plans, research reports, conference papers, publications of educational associations, and other research and instructional materials. Documents added to the database after 1993 are available online; older documents are being digitized and may also be available online.
Expanded Academic ASAP - provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers across disciplines. The database meets research needs in subject areas including the arts and humanities, social sciences, and science and technology.
Films on Demand Master Academic Video Collection - has been assembled not just with a focus on volume, but also with a discerning eye for quality and relevance. It is the result of decades of careful curating with a single guiding principle: providing every academic department on campus with the most essential video titles for their field of study. Included in this collection are over 26,000 titles from around 900 categories.
Fire Insurance Maps Online - includes high-definition, color Fire Insurance Maps, estate atlases, plat books, and other historical maps showing building structures, building construction details, property ownership, property uses, and other useful information.
First Monday - Is one of the first free, openly accessible, peer–reviewed journals about the Internet, solely devoted to the Internet.
First World War - Revealing the voices and experiences of the men and women who served in the First World War, this rich and varied collection will be an invaluable source for anyone studying and researching the ‘Great War’. Material is sourced from the Imperial War Museum, the National Archives, UK and more.
Foundation Directory Online - contains the details on U.S. funders and their grants. Includes many U.S. foundations and corporate donors, a large number of recent grants, and many key decision makers. (Password access - login for passwords).
Gale Academic OneFile - provides millions of articles from thousands of scholarly journals and other authoritative sources. It has extensive coverage of the sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, literature and other subjects.
Gale NewsVault - contains the following:
- 17th-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers - contains the largest single collection of English news media from the 17th and 18th centuries. This database provides rare and unique content for scholarly research into a wide range of political, educational, economic, and journalistic study.
- 19th Century British Library Newspapers - contains a comprehensive range of national, regional, and local newspapers from 17th to 20th century Britain. This database covers well-known historic events, cultural icons, sporting events, culture, the arts, and other national pastimes.
- 19th Century U.S. Newspapers - contains primary sources newspaper content from the 19th century, featuring full-text content and images from numerous newspapers from around the United States. This database covers the entire 19th-century with emphasis on The Civil War, African-American culture, and much more.
- Economist Historical Archive - contains the fully searchable complete facsimile edition of The Economist, covering politics, current affairs, and all aspects of business and trade worldwide. This database is a multidisciplinary primary source for researching and teaching global affairs.
- Times Digital Archive - contains more than 200 years of the The Times (of London), covering all major international events from the French Revolution to the conflicts, crises, and changes of the 21st century.
Gale Virtual Reference Library - contains electronic reference books from Gale and their publishing partners and provides access to eBook content on a variety of subjects.
Gallup Brain - contains a searchable, living record of more than 70 years of public opinion. Inside, you'll find answers to hundreds of thousands of questions, and responses from millions of people interviewed by The Gallup Poll since 1935.
General Science Collection - contains a collection of many journals, providing researchers with the information needed to stay current on the latest scientific developments, including such topics as particle physics, advanced mathematics, and nanotechnology.
Global Commodities - contains the histories of fifteen key commodities that changed the world through a wide range of manuscript sources, rare books, maps, advertising memorabilia, paintings, photographs and ephemera. Explore themes of exploration and discovery; imperialism and attempts at monopoly; trade Wars; translocation and economic geography; slavery; mass production; luxury; taste; and the evolution of global branding.
Global Newsstream - Global Newsstream enables users to search the most recent global news content, as well as archives which stretch back into the 1980s featuring content from newspapers, newswires, and news sites in active full-text format. This product provides one of the largest collections of news from the US, Canada, Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Australia. Major newspapers include the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, Boston Globe, The Guardian, and many other national and regional titles.
Google Scholar - 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.
GPO Monthly Catalog - index of U.S. government publications.
Grand Tour - contains a digital collection of manuscript, visual and printed works, which allows students and researchers to explore and compare a range of sources on the history of travel for the first time, including many from private or neglected collections.
GreenFILE™ - contains information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. This database provides indexing and abstracts for a large number of records, as well as Open Access full text for many records.
Health Source: Consumer Edition - provides access to nearly 80 full-text, consumer health magazines; full text for current, health-related pamphlets; and more than 130 health reference books. Additionally, the database contains more than 5,100 Clinical Reference Systems reports (in English and Spanish); Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names; and Merriam-Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary.
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition - provides nearly 550 scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines, including strong coverage of nursing and allied health. In addition, this database includes the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.
Historical Statistics of the United States - contains the single most comprehensive compendium of historical U.S. statistics available. It covers the social, economic, political and geographic data collected by the Census Bureau and other agencies of the United States government, with extensive documentation for the sources of the statistics.
IBIDS - International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements - contains bibliographic records, including abstracts, published in international scientific journals on the topic of dietary supplements, including vitamins, minerals, herbal and botanical supplements from the Office of Dietary Supplements at the NIH.
IEEE Xplore - provides web access to more than four-million full-text documents from some of the world's most highly-cited publications in electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics. The content in IEEE Xplore is comprised of over 195 journals, 1,800 conferences, 6,200 technical standards, around 2,400 books, and over 425 educational courses.
India, Raj & Empire - includes collections from the National Library of Scotland that document this history from the foundation of the East India Company in 1615 to the granting of independence for India and Pakistan in 1947.
Informe Academico - English Version - contains indexes, images, and full text of popular Hispanic magazines – not just translations – created exclusively for Spanish-speaking users. Also included is a thesaurus and interface that are uniquely designed for Spanish-speaking users.
InfoTrac Student Edition - provides access to magazines, newspapers, and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, etc. This database is designed for high school students.
JSTOR - includes archives of core journals in botany, developmental & cell biology, ecology, and zoology as well as in other key fields in the humanities, economics, history, political science, sociology, and social sciences. Notable titles include: Ecology, Ethics, Journal of Higher Education, Journal of Negro History, Journal of Mammalogy, Journal of Range Management, The Auk, and Bioscience.
Kids InfoBits - features an engaging, developmentally appropriate graphic interface, premier reference content, and the best magazines for elementary students. Designed especially for students in kindergarten through grade five, Kids InfoBits addresses the way kids learn and conduct research—and makes it fun! Content includes reference, magazines, newspapers, maps, flags and seals, charts and graphs, and images.
LearningExpress Library - contains an interactive collection of tests, tutorials, and eBooks categorized in Learning Centers including School Center, College Preparation Center, College Center, High School Equivalency Center, Adult Learning Center, Career Center, and Recursos para Hispanohablantes (Spanish Center).
LexisNexis - now called Nexis Uni, this database contains full-text documents from many news, business, and legal publications, with a variety of flexible search options.
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts - contains subject coverage including librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, and information management, the information industry. LISTA indexes many periodicals plus books, research reports, and proceedings.
Literary Manuscripts Berg - The Berg Collection is recognised as one of the finest literary research collections in the world, and the Victorian holdings are the undisputed jewel in its crown. This outstanding collection will prove an invaluable source for textual analysis of Victorian literature. Unpublished poems, working notebooks, holograph manuscripts and drawings trace the inspiration and genesis behind the period’s greatest works.
Literary Print Culture - contains content from the Stationers' Company Archives, London. Explore the history of printing, publishing and bookselling dating from 1554 to the 20th century.
Literature Criticism Online - contains a compilation of literary commentary publications from many Gale print publications including Contemporary Literary Criticism, Shakespearean Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Drama Criticism, and much more. These collections provide indexes and access to a large number of essays.
London Low Life - brings to life the teeming streets of Victorian London, inviting students and scholars to explore the gin palaces, brothels and East End slums of the nineteenth century’s greatest city. From salacious ‘swell’s guides’ to scandalous broadsides and subversive posters, the material sold and exchanged on London’s bustling thoroughfares offers an unparalleled insight into the dark underworld of the city.
Lynda.com - provides access to more than 1,700 courses for all skill levels in more than 140 specialities in computer software applications, programming, photography, animation, and Web design.
Market Research and American Business - provides a unique insight into the American consumer boom of the mid-20th century through access to the complete market research reports of Ernest Dichter, the era’s foremost consumer analyst and market research pioneer. The collection is a treasure trove of information on some of America’s best known brands.
MAS Ultra-School Edition - contains full text from many periodicals covering general reference, health, science, and other areas. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for many magazines. This database also includes charts, tables and graphs.
Mass Observation Online - contains the Archive of Mass-Observation, a pioneering social research organisation, which has been described as a "treasure trove", "an invaluable resource for sociologists and cultural historians" and "a fascinating source of precious data for researchers across the widest range of disciplines". Mass Observation Online makes the Mass Observation Archive available to researchers in its entirety.
MasterFILE Premier - contains full text for many periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. This database also contains full text for many reference books, a large number of biographies and primary source documents, and an image collection of a very large number of photos, maps and flags.
Medical Services and Warfare - includes documents from the Crimean War, the second Boer War, the American Civil War, the First World War and inter- and post-war periods and focuses on medical advances across conflicts.
MEDLINE - contains an index of thousands of records covering all areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing.
Middle Search Plus - contains full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays, primary source documents, and reference books. An image collection of over 400,000 photos, maps, and flags is also included.
Migration to New Worlds - charts the emigration experience of millions across 200 years of turbulent history. This captivating, multi-archive collection provides a wide-ranging and in depth look at the emigration of peoples from Great Britain, mainland Europe and Asia during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
MLA International Bibliography - contains indexes for material that relates to all forms of human communication including literary criticism and theory, dramatic arts, and the history of printing and publishing. Linguistics and language materials range from the history of linguistics to semantics and syntax to translation.
National Criminal Justice Abstracts Database - contains summaries of a large number of criminal justice publications, including federal, state, and local government reports, books, research reports, journal articles, and unpublished research.
Nexis Uni - (formerly LexisNexis) contains full-text documents from many news, business, and legal publications, with a variety of flexible search options.
New York Times Historical Database - contains full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue from 1851 to 2012.
New York Times - Historical - provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time from 1851-2014.
New York Times - Recent - includes full-page images of this digitized newspaper that provide genealogists, researchers and scholars with cover-to-cover access to recent newspaper content. Every page is full-text searchable. Coverage: 2008 - recent (3-month embargo).
- ArticleFirst - contains descriptions of items listed on the table of contents pages of individual issues of many journals. Records describe one article, news story, letter, or other item from a journal.
- CAMIO - contains a collection of works of art from around the world. This database highlights the creative output of cultures from around the world, from prehistoric to contemporary times, and covering the complete range of expressive forms.
- CLASE/PERIÓDICA - contains indexes for documents published in Latin American journals specializing in social sciences, humanities, the sciences, and technology. This database contains many scholarly journals published in Spanish, Portuguese, French, and English.
- Electronic Collections Online A & I - contains bibliographic information for a large number of electronic journals from many publishers in a wide range of subject areas.
- OAIster - contains a union catalog of digital resources derived from OCLC's database of records. This database includes descriptive information about each resource.
- PapersFirst - contains indexes for papers presented at conferences worldwide. This database covers every published congress, symposium, conference, workshop, and meeting received by The British Library Document Supply Centre.
- ProceedingsFirst - indexes worldwide conference proceedings. This database covers every published congress, symposium, conference, workshop, and meeting received by The British Library Document Supply Centre and contains a list of the papers presented in each record.
OECD iLibrary - contains books, papers and statistics from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). This online library is the gateway to OECD’s analysis and data.
OpenThesis - contains a free repository of theses, dissertations, and other academic documents, coupled with powerful search, organization, and collaboration tools.
Oxford English Dictionary (OED) - includes authoritative definitions of more than 500,000 words. In addition to current definitions, it traces the development of words - thus readers of earlier texts turn to the OED to find out what words meant at different periods. Entries include etymologies and quotations - drawn from literary, historical, and scientific sources - illustrating a word's meaning and use.
Perdita Manuscripts - This resource is produced in association with the Perdita Project based at the University of Warwick and Nottingham Trent University. Their goal was to identify and describe all manner of writing by early modern women from diaries to works of drama.
Plant Information Online – offers a collection of databases of interest to plant and gardening enthusiasts and students, as well as professional botanists, horticulturists, and researchers. It offers cross-referencing of plant names, easy navigation between different areas of the site, and powerful search functionality.
Plant Management Network - contains indexes for many web-based resources, including Plant Health Progress, Forage and Grazinglands, and Crop Management. This database provides quick and easy access to fact sheets, newsletters, product listings, training resources, and related information.
PLANTS National Database - contains standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories. It includes names, plant symbols, checklists, distributional data, species abstracts, characteristics, images, plant links, references, crop information, and automated tools.
Points of View Reference Center - contains full-text essays designed to present students with multiple sides of a current issue. This database contains many topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide.
Popular Medicine in America, 1800-1900 - showcases the development of 'popular' medicine in America during the nineteenth century, through an extensive range of material that was aimed at the general public rather than medical professionals. Explore an array of printed sources, including rare books, pamphlets, trade cards, and visually-rich advertising ephemera.
Primary Search - contains full-text for many popular elementary school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexile). In addition to the full-text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for many magazines. This database is designed specifically for elementary school libraries and public library children's rooms.
Professional Collection - contains a custom selection of many full text journals for educators and provides 24-hour access from school or home. This database covers the arts, child and adolescent psychology, drug and alcohol abuse, health, learning disabilities, literature, school law, the sciences, and athletic training.
Professional Development Collection - contains a focused collection of electronic information especially for professional educators, professional librarians and education researchers.
Project Muse - contains networked, subscription access to the full text of the Johns Hopkins University Press's many scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and mathematics.
Psychology Database - contains complete full-text coverage from top psychology and related publications, and meets the needs of both students and mental-health professionals.
PubMed - contains a very large number of citations in Medline and related databases. The PubMed URL (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?otool=mnumclib) found on this page is unique to the UMC Library. Using this URL enables FindIt, the UMC Library Linking service, and connects the PubMed citation to the text of the article.
Race Relations in America - showcases the speeches, reports, surveys and analyses produced by the Department’s staff and Institute participants, including Charles S. Johnson, Dr Martin Luther King, Jr., and Thurgood Marshall. Based at Fisk University from 1943-1970, the Race Relations Department and its annual Institute were set up by the American Missionary Association to investigate problem areas in race relations and develop methods for educating communities and preventing conflict.
Regional Business News - contains full text coverage for regional business publications. This comprehensive database incorporates coverage of many business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.
Research reports Minnesota DNR - contains hundreds of research projects that provide natural resource managers and the public with information useful in conserving the state's nongame wildlife and rare plant and animal resources.
St. Paul Pioneer Press - contains comprehensive coverage of issues that affect St. Paul, Minnesota, the Twin Cities, and the nation.
Salem Press - includes a series of ebooks called the Reference Shelf, which provides comprehensive, balanced coverage of issues of importance in modern society. The titles in this collection are also available in print at the UMC Library.
Science.gov - provides a search of over 60 scientific databases and 200 million pages of science information with just one query, and is a gateway to over 2200 scientific websites.
ScienceDirect - contains full text, citations and abstracts from many journals. The Elsevier Science journal collection covers a wide spectrum of scientific disciplines including materials science, environmental science, biological sciences, earth sciences, social sciences, and engineering & technology.
Science Reference Center - contains a multitude of full text science-oriented content. It contains full text for many science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources. This database also satisfies the demand for standards-based content by providing teachers and librarians with articles correlated to state and national curriculum standards.
Scopus - contains abstracts and citations for both peer-reviewed research literature and quality web sources. This database offers researchers a quick, easy and comprehensive resource to support their research needs in the scientific, technical, medical and social sciences fields and, more recently, also in the arts and humanities.
Slavery, Abolition & Social Justice - allows students and researchers to explore and compare unique material relating to the complex subjects of slavery, abolition and social justice, bringing together primary source documents from archives and libraries across the Atlantic world.
Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law - brings together a multitude of essential legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world. This includes every statute passed by every colony and state on slavery, every federal statute dealing with slavery, and all reported state and federal cases on slavery.
Small Business Resource Center - contains information on 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.
Socialism on Film - reveals war, history, current affairs, culture and society as seen through the socialist lens. It spans most of the twentieth century and covers countries such as the USSR, Vietnam, China, Korea, much of Eastern Europe, the GDR, Britain and Cuba.
S-pac - contains proceedings from major animal production conferences held in the U.S. and Canada.
SPIE Digital Library - contains the most extensive resource available on optics and photonics, providing unprecedented access to more than 480,000 technical papers from SPIE Journals and Conference Proceedings and more than 330 eBooks from SPIE Press from 1962 to the present. More than 18,000 new technical papers and 25 eBooks are added annually.
SPORTDiscus - contains comprehensive, bibliographic coverage of sport, fitness and related disciplines. Provided by the Sport Information Resource Centre, this database contains a large number of records with journal and monograph coverage going back to 1800.
Springer Link - contains millions of scientific documents from journals, books, series, protocols and reference works from some of the world's leading scientific, technical, and medical journals.
S & P Capital IQ - contains comprehensive business and investment information, offering on-line access to Standard & Poor’s independent research, data and commentary on stocks, bonds, funds, and industries.
Student Resources In Context - contains many full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, video, and audio on a broad range of topics, people, places, and events.
Teacher Reference Center - contains indexes of many titles from the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals, periodicals, and books. This database provides coverage on key education topics such as Assessment, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, Science & Mathematics, and more.
Testing & Education Reference Center - contains many practice tests and courses, including college entrance exams, the GRE and other graduate school exams. It also contains tests for many professional and civil service exams. The Center also includes online versions of the Peterson's preparation guides for many of these tests. It has in-depth information on colleges and universities, graduate and professional programs, distance learning, corporate training, available scholarships and awards.
Travel Writing, Spectacle and World History - offers students and researchers a window to the past and transports them across continents. From the everyday to the extraordinary, these rare diaries and the supporting correspondence describe the travel experiences, destinations and desires of nineteenth and twentieth century American women travelling the world.
Turfgrass Information Center - contains bibliographic and descriptive records of all types of works related to turfgrass culture including journals, monographs, fact sheets and pamphlets, images, and web documents. Most records in Turfgrass Information File (TGIF) contain informative abstracts; some contain full text or are linked to web-accessible full text.
UMC Streaming Video - streaming video available via the UMC campus library.
Victorian Popular Culture - contains a wide range of source material relating to popular entertainment in America, Britain and Europe in the period from 1779 to 1930, and shows how interconnected these worlds were. Taking its cue from the source material, Victorian Popular Culture welcome readers into the darkened halls, small backrooms and travelling venues that hosted everything from spectacular shows and bawdy burlesque, to magic and spiritualist séances.
Wall Street Journal - includes full-page images of this digitized newspaper that provide genealogists, researchers and scholars with cover-to-cover access to recent newspaper content. Every page is full-text searchable. Coverage: 2008 - recent (3-month embargo).
Washington Post - includes full-page images of this digitized newspaper that provide genealogists, researchers and scholars with cover-to-cover access to recent newspaper content. Every page is full-text searchable. Coverage: 2008 - recent (3-month embargo).
Web of Science - contains indexes for multidisciplinary content covering a large number of the highest impact journals worldwide, including Open Access journals and many conference proceedings. There are FindIt links to the text of articles to which UMC Library has online access.
Wiley Online Library - contains scientific, technical, medical, and professional journals, plus major reference works. Subjects covered include: Chemistry, Medicine, Business, Finance, and Management, Computer Science, Earth Science, Education, Engineering, Law, Life and Medical Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics, Physics, and Psychology.
World Almanac/Book of Facts - contains Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia and four almanacs.
WorldCat - WorldCat is the world's most comprehensive bibliography, with tens of millions of bibliographic records that represent 400 languages. WorldCat covers information back to 2100 B.C.E. and includes holdings information from libraries across the world. WorldCat now includes the Library of Congress Subject Headings as its thesaurus. It includes records for musical scores, books, serial publications, computer files, Internet resources, sound recordings, archival materials, maps, and visual materials.
World's Fairs - hosts primary source material from hundreds of fairs, including London’s Great Exhibition of 1851, American fairs of the 19th and 20th centuries and 21st century EXPOs. A vital resource for students, teachers and researchers of a huge range of subjects including imperialism, race relations, gender studies, science and technology, consumer culture, architecture and design.