ACU Library often subscribes to databases on a trial basis to determine if the database fills a need in a specific discipline or interdisciplinary core curriculum course.
- 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.
- Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics (Brill)
The Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics Online features advanced search options, as well as extensive cross-references and full-text search functionality using the Hebrew character set. With over 850 entries and approximately 400 contributing scholars, the Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics Online is the authoritative reference work for students and researchers in the fields of Hebrew linguistics, general linguistics, Biblical studies, Hebrew and Jewish literature, and related fields. Note
: Requires installing a Unicode Hebrew font. We highly recommend the Unicode font SBL Hebrew
. (Expires November 5, 2013)
- The Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception Online (EBR)
The EBR been designed to pursue a twofold task. EBR offers a comprehensive and in-depth rendering of the current state of knowledge on the origins and development of the Bible in its different canonic forms in Judaism and Christianity. At the same time, EBR also documents the history of the Bible's reception in the Christian churches and the Jewish Diaspora; in Islam, in other religious traditions and current religious movements, Western and non-Western alike, as well as in literature, art, music, and film. (Expires November 19, 2013).
- Historical Abstracts with Full Text*
Coverage includes the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present, including world history, military history, women’s history, history of education and much more. Allows for searching by time period.
The leading bibliographic database to scientific and technical papers in physics, electrical engineering, electronics, communications, control engineering, computing, information technology, manufacturing, production and mechanical engineering. The INSPEC database covers 1969-present and the INSPEC archives covers 1898-1968.
- Science Online
Science continues to publish the very best in scientific research, news, and opinion. Whether you're concerned with AIDS, SARS, genomic medicine, Mars, or global warming, or just want to keep abreast of where the scientific world is and where it's going, you will find something worthwhile in Science. (Expires December 13, 2013)
- Theologische Realenzyklopädie (Theological Encyclopaedia) (TRE)
A modern specialist encyclopaedia comprising 36 volumes of text (1976-2004) representing the present state of theological research as a whole. More than a generation of scholars have collaborated in its production, to create a unique internationally-oriented reference work containing more than 2,500 articles (on over 28,000 pages of text) which stands as a document of the history of scholarship. The TRE is an indispensable tool for research, study and teaching, principally in theology, but also in its neighbouring disciplines such as history, philosophy, Jewish studies and religious studies. (Expires November 19, 2013)