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An alphabetical listing and description of all the databases available to ACU students, faculty and staff (subscribed or free).
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Library Book Move Fall 2014

Many of the books in the ACU Library, except for the Stanley Theological Reading Room, are being relocated to movable compact shelving on the first floor of the library. This move will occur between September and October and will open up more study space on the first and third floors of the library. During the move, some books may not be easily accessible. We apologize for any inconvenience and ask that you seek librarian assistance at the main floor research desk, if you are unable to locate what you are looking for.

Databases A-C

Databases designated with an asterick (*) are for ACU student, faculty and staff use only.

  • Abilene Reporter News
    Full-text of Abilene's local paper from 2003 to present. (There may be a fee required for some articles.)
  • Abilene Reporter News*
    Search or browse the full-text (no pictures or images) of Abilene's local paper from December 2002 to the present (delayed by a day or two). Includes obituaries.(from NewsBank, Click on Abilene Reporter-News)
  • Academic Databases*
    Search more than one EBSCO Academic database at a time.
  • Academic Search Complete*
    Full text database of peer-reviewed academic journals. Contains full text articles from over 4,500 scholarly publications, and abstracts and indexing for nearly 8,000 scholarly journals. Areas covered include social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, etc.
  • Access World News Research Collection (Newsbank)*
    Access World News Research Collection provides extensive news coverage of local, state, regional, national and international news sources. This fully searchable Web-based resource features the vast majority of the top U.S. newspapers by circulation, along with hundreds of hard-to-find local and regional titles, most of which are unavailable elsewhere. Additionally, Access World News Research Collection offers thousands of international news sources from scores of countries on six continents, translated into English when written in other languages. This also provides news coming from domestic and international news sources including TV News transcripts, video, Web-only news, Magazines, Journals and Military, Genealogy and Business news.
  • Accounting Literature Database*
    From econLibrary. Search over 300,000 bibliographic references from more than 500 leading journals of accounting, economics and finance available through a fast keyword search engine.
  • Agricola*
    Materials relating to all aspects of agriculture, forestry and animal science. (Some full-text)
    World literature related to all aspects of agriculture and technology. Reports cover 1975 to date and represent over 100 countries. Mostly citations only, but contains links to full-text where freely available. (Some full-text)
  • Alcohol and Alcohol Problems Science Database
    A comprehensive database containg references to alcohol abuse and alcoholism. Contains research literature from the 1960s to the present.
  • ALCON Library Catalog
    Catalog of books, periodical titles, audio-visual materials, and government documents located in the Abilene Library Consortium (ACU, Abilene Public Library, Hardin-Simmons, McMurry, Howard Payne). (Some ebooks are also available)
  • Alexander Street VAST: Academic Video Online*
    The most comprehensive multidisciplinary streaming video resource on the Web. VAST brings together thousands of video titles in a wide range of disciplines. With thousands and thousands of complete titles (not clips) and growing by more than 400 titles per month, VAST includes award-winning films from dozens of notable producers and distributors.
  • Alternative Health Watch*
    This alternative health database provides full text for 180 publications in the collection, including many peer-reviewed journals. Provides in-depth coverage across many subject areas covered by complementary and alternative medicine dating back to 1990.
  • America: History and Life with Full Text*
    Covers the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. With full-text coverage of hundreds of journals and books, and selective indexing for journals dating back nearly 60 years.
  • American Chemical Society Publications (ACS)*
    The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society provides the worldwide scientific community with a comprehensive collection of the most cited peer-reviewed journals in the chemical and related sciences. ACS Publications offers 35 prestigious journals in addition to its weekly newsmagazine covering the chemical enterprise, Chemical & Engineering News. With the ACS Journal Archives, ACS Publications provides searchable access to over 130 years of original research in chemistry, including more than 750,000 articles contained in 3 million plus pages of chemistry findings, dating back to the introduction of the Journal of the American Chemical Society in 1879.
  • American Doctoral Dissertations 1933-1955
    Provides electronic access to the only comprehensive record of dissertations accepted by American universities during that time period, the print index Doctoral Dissertations Accepted by American Universities. Containing twenty-two years of dissertation research and amounting to over 93,000 citations, it was created with the generous support of the H. W. Wilson Foundation and the Congregational Library & Archives in Boston.
  • American Memory (Library of Congress)
    Multimedia collections of digitized documents, photographs, recorded sound, moving pictures, and text from the Library's Americana collections.
  • American National Biography*
    Contains full text articles of more than 17,000 men and women who are important in American history.
  • Applied Science & Technology Source*
    Offers full text for almost 1,200 journals and citations to millions of articles. The content within Applied Science & Technology Source derives from numerous sources, including leading trade journals, professional and technical society journals, and conference proceedings.
  • ArticleFirst*
    An OCLC index of articles from nearly 12,500 journals. (Some full-text)
  • ASCD E-book Collection*
    From the Gale Virtual Reference Library includes 54 books from the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Some titles include: Classroom Assessment and Grading That Work, Exemplary Practices for Secondary Math Teachers, Teaching with the Brain in Mind, and more.
  • Astrophysics Data System
    An abstract service provided by NASA in the areas of Astrophysics, Planetary Sciences, and Solar Physics.
  • ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials*
    A collection of major religion and theology journals selected by some of the major religion scholars in the United States. Full text version of the ATLA Religion Database.
  • AtoZ Maps Online
    A collection of maps from around the world includes world, continent, country, U.S. states, climate change, earthquake, environmental, geography, geology, Holy Land, hurricane, NASA, USGS, volcano, weather maps and more. (Requires ACU ID Barcode #)
  • Bibliography of Native North Americans*
    Covers all aspects of native North American culture, history, and life. Includes topics such as archaeology, multicultural relations, gaming, governance, legend, and literacy. Contains more than 80,000 citations for books, essays, journal articles, and government documents of the United States and Canada. Coverage ranges from the sixteenth century to the present.
  • Bibliography of the History of Art
    The Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA) is the world's most comprehensive bibliography of scholarly writing about the history of western art. BHA includes articles from over 1,200 journals. Free from The Getty Website.
  • Biological Abstracts*
    Coverage from 1926-present. Find information in virtually every life sciences discipline, including biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, botany, pre-clinical and experimental medicine, pharmacology, zoology, agriculture, and veterinary science.
  • Book Review Digest Plus*
    Over 2 million review citations, many with generous excerpts, from review sources such as newspapers, popular magazines, and academic journals with more than 118,000 new reviews added each year.
  • Book Review Index Online Plus*
    Comprehensive source for book reviews that electronically indexes reviews from 1965 to the present, making them easily accessible from an intuitive interface. Researchers can search through the most trusted review publications using multiple search options and see results presented quickly and accurately. Provides more than 634,000 full-text reviews.
  • Britannica*
    Full text includes complete encyclopedia, Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and the Britannica Book of the Year. Also includes a searchable Internet directory.
  • Business Abstracts with Full Text*
    Contains full-text articles from hundreds of key publications, and provides access to product evaluations, interviews, biographical sketches, corporate profiles, obituaries, surveys, statistical rankings, book reviews and reports from associations, societies, trade shows, conferences and more.
  • Business Source Complete*
    Contains full text of more active, peer-reviewed, business related journals than any other database currently available. Indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals date back to 1886.
  • Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities
    Access to Cabell's for Accounting, Economics and Finance, Management, and Marketing. Provides current journal publisher information for researchers wishing to publish manuscripts in their field. Information provided includes addresses, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, styles and formats, acceptance rates, and much more.
  • Cambridge Histories Online*
    Contains over 250 volumes published since 1960, equating to around 196,000 pages of unrivalled scholarship that covers over 15 different academic subjects with Citation export functionality.
    Search for citations or abstracts on cancer related articles from journals, proceedings, books, reports, and doctoral theses. Provided by the National Cancer Institute's International Cancer Information Center.
  • Checkpoint*
    Comprehensive tax and accounting research database with primary source material for federal and state accounting and tax laws and regulations.
  • Chicago Manual of Style*
    The 16th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style with state-of-the-art recommendations on editorial style and publishing practices in the digital age.
  • Choice Reviews Online*
    CHOICE reviews significant current books and electronic resources of interest to those in higher education. Each year CHOICE publishes more than 6,500 reviews by subject experts. Access is ful text to the entire database of CHOICE reviews published since September 1988.
  • CINAHL Complete*
    Provides indexing for 1,835 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health. Contains searchable cited references for more than 930 journals and provides full text for hundreds of journals, plus legal cases, clinical innovations, critical paths, and more. PDF backfiles to 1982 are also included.
  • ClasePeriodica*
    Index of Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities.
  • Cite Your Resource
    Explains how to cite resources using different citation formats including Chicago, AMA, APA, MLA and Turabian giving a few examples for each.
  • Civil War Era Database*
    Includes the full-text of newspapers and pamphlets from the Pre-Civil War era. One of the newspapers included is the New Orleans Times Daily Picayune from 1840-1865. Directions: From the search screen you can select "History Proquest Civil War Era" as the database. Next select the "Publications" tab at the top of the screen. You will then see a list of the newspapers available. Select "The Daily Picayune (1840-1865); New Orleans, La."
  • CLCD (Children's Literature Comprehensive Database)
    A database that provides reviews from over 38 review sources including the ALAN Review, Booklist, KIRKUS, VOYA, NSTA Recommends, and many more. A variety of search options helps to find books by subject, age level, and genre. Curriculum Tools features lesson plans, teaching guides, discussion guides, book trailers, and the like.
  • The Cochrane Library*
    The Cochrane Library is a unique source of reliable and up-to-date full text information on the effects of interventions in health care. Published on a quarterly basis, The Cochrane Library is designed to provide information and evidence to support decisions taken in health care and to inform those receiving care. Includes Cochrane Reviews, Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE), Health Technology Assessment Database (HTA), and more.
  • Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO)*
    Comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs. Includes working papers from university research institutes, foundation-funded research projects, and conference proceedings.
  • Communication & Mass Media Complete*
    Includes CommSearch (formerly produced by the National Communication Association), and Mass Media Articles Index (formerly produced by Pennsylvania State University). (Some full-text)
  • Computer Source*
    Provides researchers with the latest information and current trends in high technology. This database offers full text for nearly 300 publications and indexing and abstracts for nearly 450 publications.
  • Contemporary Authors*
    Full text biographical information on over 120,000 U.S. and international modern novelists, playwrights, nonfiction writers, journalists and scriptwriters.
  • Contemporary Literary Criticism*
    Full text access to more than 35,000 critical essays of key literary works in a comprehensive and convenient online format.
  • Credo Reference*
    Credo Reference is a leading provider of reference services for libraries and information centers. There are over 270 titles consisting of an aggregate of 3.1 million entries all interconnected by over 100,000,000 links. Credo Reference is unique in the industry in its offering each library the ability to customize the reference service to meet the needs of their user base.
  • CQ Researcher*
    CQ Researcher is noted for its in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Reports are published weekly in print and online 44 times a year by CQ Press. Each single-themed, 12,000-word report is researched and written by a seasoned journalist. The consistent, reader-friendly organization provides researchers with an introductory overview; background and chronology on the topic; an assessment of the current situation; tables and maps; pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions; and bibliographies of key sources.
  • CQ Weekly Online*
    CQ Weekly reports on the world's most powerful legislative body completely and accurately every week and includes an archive dating back to 1983. Search by topic, page number, committee, "exact phrases or words," bill number, byline or reporter.

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