It’s nearly impossible to keep physical copies of every resource and sometimes a Google search just isn’t enough. Fortunately, we have access to thousands of in-depth articles and e-books that aren’t available on the World Wide Web. Mack Library provides access to many keyword-searchable databases of resources in a variety of fields.
You can browse all of our databases, but here’s an overview of the most popular ones.
LibGuides are research guides that point faculty or students to the best available resources on a certain topic. They bring together a variety of elements, including databases, books, and more.
Faculty may create and edit their own LibGuides or request that the Mack Library staff do so. Some LibGuides are used by colleges and universities all over the world.
Gale Power Search
Gale Power Search simultaneously searches several Gale databases, saving you the trouble of checking many databases.Explore Power Search
EBSCO offers extensive databases in a variety of topics. Mack Library subscribes to many of them.
Use this link to retrieve a complete list of the EBSCO databases to which our library subscribes. From this page, you may view a description of each database and select one or multiple databases to search. Simply check the boxes next to the database(s) you wish to search and click on Continue.
Credo Reference is an easy-to-use tool for research projects and homework. A giant online collection searches hundreds of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations and subject specific titles, as well as 200,000+ images and audio files and nearly 100 videos.Explore Credo Reference
Full Text Finder
Full Text Finder lists all electronic journals and ebooks cited in electronic databases subscribed to by Mack Library in addition to our print titles. Periodical titles and ebooks may be searched alphabetically by title or by subject.Explore Full Text Finder
The online databases are categorized by subject and name. Choose the subject heading that suits your topic and click on the dropdown list to see a list of databases that index articles in your subject field. Some databases overlap.
In general, try these databases for
- News or Law—LexisNexis Academic; Custom Newspapers
- Articles from journals or magazines—Academic Search Complete; Academic OneFile
- Controversial issues—Opposing Viewpoints in Context
- Government documents and information—CQ Researcher
- Religion or Theology—Christian Periodicals Index; ATLA; Theological Journals Online
- Education—Education Research Complete; ERIC
- Health/Medical—CINAHL Complete; MEDLINE Complete
- Literature—Literature Resource Center; Humanities Index Complete