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Online Research Resources

The following databases, catalogs, and web resources are available for your academic research. Full text articles in peer-reviewed academic and professional journals can be located through the online databases below. The Oli-Cat online catalog allows you to locate books and resources in the Burrage Library; the WorldCat Global Catalog locates materials held in other libraries. For assistance using these databases, catalogs, and web resources, please contact Judy Fales at (269) 749-7595 or

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Multidisciplinary Databases providing Full Text Access
to Articles Published in Academic Journals

JSTORBegin here for research in the social sciences, history and humanities
Academic OneFileOver 7,000 journals in a variety of disciplines via InfoTrac PowerSearch
OmniFile Full Text SelectOver 3,100 journals in a variety of disciplines via EBSCO (open link, choose OmniFile Full Text Select database, and click “Continue”)
Project MUSEBegin here for more specialized or advanced work in literature, gender and ethnic studies, area studies, history, or the social sciences


Research Databases for Particular Areas of Study

Hoover’s GuideDun and Bradstreet information on over 14,000 companies, industries and people in the business world
First Research Industry IntelligenceInformation on domestic, regional and global industries
H.W. Wilson Business Abstracts with Full Text DatabaseFull-text articles from hundreds of key business publications (open link, choose Business Abstracts with Full Text database, click “Continue”)

Education and Teacher Preparation
ERICEducation research and information, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education (open link, choose ERIC database, click “Continue”)

JSTOR – Begin here for research in the social sciences, history and humanities

Project MUSE – Begin here for more specialized or advanced work in literature, gender and ethnic studies, area studies, history, or the social sciences

Natural and Physical Sciences
BioOneResources in the biological, ecological and environmental sciences
PubMed  – Peer-reviewed articles in biomedical fields, sponsored by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
ACS PublicationsCitations for peer-reviewed articles in chemistry, physics, biology and environmental science

Psychology and Life Sciences
ProQuestIncludes PsycARTICLES database and materials from over 920 full text publications


Online Catalogs

Books and Materials in the Burrage Library
Oli-Cat Online Catalog

WorldCat Global Catalog of Library Collections
WorldCatTwo billion items from more than 10,000 libraries worldwide


Other Research Databases and Resources

Michigan eLibrary
MeL Research DatabasesExtensive databases and resources covering a variety of fields and topics, including criminal justice, nursing and allied health, and Michigan history.

Multidisciplinary Academic Abstracts & Indices
H.W. Wilson14 databases in a broad range of academic and professional fields (open link, choose the database(s) you wish to search, click “Continue”)

eBook Collection
EBSCO eBook Collection



General Online Resources

Michigan eLibrary General Resources
MeL Career Center – Career resources, including practice entrance exams for a variety of professions
General MeL Portal – Begin here to explore the resources available through the Michigan eLibrary

Citation Styles
Chicago Manual of Style

General Reference Sources
Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations
Census Information (2010)
The World Factbook
Library of Congress Country Studies
Telephone Directories
Zip Codes


Web Resources for Particular Areas of Study

U.S. Census Bureau (Business & Industry Information)
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
EDGARPublicly-held corporations on file with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission

Criminal Justice
U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics
U.S. Department of Justice Information Center
Michigan State Police Uniform Crime Report
Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics
FBI Uniform Crime Reports

Michigan Department of Education
U.S. Department of Education

Voice of the Shuttle Humanities Resources
IPL2 Literary Criticism Collection
Bartleby.comGreat books, classic literature, references and verse online
Poetry Foundation
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Stearns CollectionOver 2,500 historical and contemporary musical instruments
Early MusiChicago
The Classical Music Navigator

Natural and Physical Sciences
Why? Files – The Science Behind the News
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Visual Arts
National Gallery of Art
Art Institute of Chicago


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