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Online databases offering millions of journal articles, video, music recordings, and more.
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Most Popular Databases

Reference Databases

Online reference books are a great way to start your research project. You can get background information to develop your research topic.

  • Credo Reference
    Credo Reference offers hundreds of dictionaries, encyclopedias, and specialized reference works. A good place to begin investigating a new topic.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Searchable, online reference encyclopedias and dictionaries from Gale-Cengage.

Databases A - Z By Title

To use these databases off-campus, see these instructions.

  • Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)
    Thousands of scholarly articles across many disciplines. Our library's largest and most in-depth general database.
  • Alt HealthWatch (EBSCO)
    Complementary, holistic, and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.
  • Annual Reviews
    Frequently-cited reviews in science, social science, and more.
  • ArticleFirst (OCLC)
    OCLC index of articles from the contents pages of journals.
  • ATLA Religion Database/ATLASerials (EBSCO)
    Hundreds of thousands of full-text articles and book reviews, many going back to the first issue.
  • Business Source Complete (EBSCO)
    Full-text articles for over 1,000 scholarly business journals, including over 500 peer-reviewed business publications. Includes a business thesaurus, NAIC codes, DUNS numbers, and company profiles (from Data Monitor).
  • Chronicle of Higher Education
    The Chronicle of Higher Education is the newspaper of record for news, information, and jobs for university faculty and staff. In addition to HNU Library online access, you can create a free account on using your HNU email address to access the Chronicle anytime, anywhere through your computer, smartphone, or iPad.
  • CINAHL Plus with Full Text  
    Thousands of scholarly journals, some going back many decades, for nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative medicine, consumer health, and more.
  • ClasePeriodica (OCLC)
    Index of Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities.
  • Cochrane Library
    Provides access to full-text content from the Cochrane Collaboration, the leading resource for systematic reviews in health care.
  • CQ Researcher (CQ Press)
    Weekly reports covering health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy.
  • Credo Reference
    Credo Reference offers hundreds of dictionaries, encyclopedias, and specialized reference works. A good place to begin investigating a new topic.
  • Directory of Open Access Journals
    Thousands of free, full-text, quality-controlled scientific and scholarly journals.
  • Ebrary eBooks
    Over 50,000 titles, mostly scholarly, instantly readable on your laptop or desktop computer. Create a personal account to annotate and "bookmark" Ebrary titles.
  • EBSCOhost (EBSCO)
    Select a mix of EBSCOhost databases to search simultaneously.
  • EBSCOhost eBooks (EBSCO)
    Approximately 6,000 eBooks on a variety of topics.
  • Education Source (EBSCO)
    Coverage in Education Source spans all levels of education from early childhood to higher education and also includes educational specialties such as multilingual education, health education and testing. Subject matter includes Adult Education, Continuing Education, Distance Learning, Government Funding, Multicultural/Ethnic Education, Social Issues, Student Counseling, Vocational Education as well as many others.
    Over 1,000 comprehensively indexed educational and education-related journals, primarily American, along with some Canadian and British publications.
  • Films On Demand
    Films on Demand is an educational streaming video resource that covers a number of subject areas, including business & economics, science & mathematics, humanities & social sciences, and health & medicine. It provides access to more than 11,000 curriculum-focused programs from more than 700 acclaimed producers, including BBC, PBS, NBC News, ABC News, National Geographic, A&E, and Films for the Humanities & Sciences.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Searchable, online reference encyclopedias and dictionaries from Gale-Cengage.
  • Google Scholar
    Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. Content licensed by Holy Names University will include a link that reads "Find Full Text at HNU."
  • GPO (OCLC)
    Publications from the Government Printing Office (GPO).
  • GreenFILE (EBSCO)
    Scholarly, government and general-interest titles related to a wide variety of environmental topics.
  • Health Source (Consumer Edition) (EBSCO)  
    Hundreds of consumer-oriented health articles.
  • Health Source (Nursing/Academic Edition) (EBSCO)
    Thousands of full-text scholarly articles on nursing.
  • HNU WorldCat
    HNU WorldCat provides a simultaneous search of our catalog of books and eBooks, books from our Camino partner libraries, and many online article collections, including PsycARTICLES, MEDLINE, Business Source Complete, and more.
  • JSTOR Current Scholarship & Early Journal Content
    JSTOR is a database of scanned scholarly articles dating back over a century of content. We subscribe to several current JSTOR journals, such as the American Journal of Sociology, and you can also access out-of-copyright articles (published prior to 1923). This is a great resource for researchers looking for historic materials.
  • Kraus Curriculum Development Library (KCDL)
    KCDL is a searchable database of curricula, frameworks, and standards that brings together educational objectives, content, instructional strategies, and evaluative techniques for all subjects covered in PreK-12 and Adult Basic Education.
  • Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (EBSCO)
    Abstracts of scholarly articles on librarianship and information science.
  • Literature Resource Center (Gale)
    Authors' biographies and overviews, full-text literary criticism, reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, and other resources invaluable to research in literature and writing.
  • LitFinder (Gale)
    Covering world literature and authors throughout history, LitFinder contains a wealth of literary works including over 150,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays.
  • MAS Ultra - School Edition (EBSCO)
    Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for nearly 500 popular, high school magazines.
    The National Library of Medicine’s index to medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and the preclinical sciences.
  • Mental Measurements Yearbook (EBSCO)
    A comprehensive guide to over 2,700 contemporary testing instruments in subjects such as psychology, education, business, and leadership. The archives include complete coverage of all eighteen editions of the Mental Measurements Yearbook dating back to 1938, and contains over 7,000 full-text product reviews.
  • NAXOS Music Library
    A classical music library that offers streaming access to close to 40,000 compact discs with over half a million tracks.
  • Newspaper Source (EBSCO)
    Local and national newspaper articles, including the San Jose Mercury News and the Washington Post.
  • Nursing & Allied Health Source (ProQuest)
    Many full-text journals in medicine, nursing, nutrition, psychiatry, and public health.
  • OAIster (OCLC)
    Catalog of digital resources from open archive collections. Represents multidisciplinary resources from more than 1000 contributors worldwide. Contents include digitized books and articles, born-digital texts, audio files, images and theses.
  • OCLC FirstSearch (OCLC)
    FirstSearch lets you search through all the databases OCLC has to offer.
  • OvidSP - Your Journals@Ovid (WoltersKluwer Health)  
    HNU subscribes to nine prestigious nursing journals hosted online by OvidSP. To search these journals, click "Continue" from the first screen and select "Your Journals@Ovid" on the subsequent menu.
  • Oxford English Dictionary (Oxford University Press)
    The OED is the definitive guide to the English language, including not only modern definitions but also the history and derivation of every English word.
  • PaperFirst (OCLC)
    Conference papers.
  • Primary Search (EBSCO)
    Full-text articles for close to 100 popular magazines for elementary school research. All full-text articles include a reading level indicator (Lexiles).
  • Proceedings (OCLC)
    Conference proceedings.
  • ProQuest (All)
    Search across multiple subjects through the ProQuest search engine.
  • ProQuest Research Library (ProQuest)
    A general database offering thousands of full-text scholarly articles.
    Thousands of full-text articles related to psychology.
  • PsycINFO (EBSCO)
    Large database containing citation information on a broad range scholarly literature in the psychological, social, behavioral, and health sciences but limited full text.
  • Psychology Journals (ProQuest)
    Thousands of journal articles and dissertations in Psychology.
  • PubMed (National Library of Medicine)
    Millions of biomedical articles and citations from MEDLINE and life sciences journals.
  • Qualtrics
    You can create a free account for Qualtrics survey software using your HNU email address, available to all HNU users.
  • RefWorks Citation Management Tool  
    RefWorks is a cloud-based tool you can use to manage citations, create a personal database of references, and quickly generate bibliographies in a wide variety of formats from across multiple databases.
  • Religion Journals (ProQuest)
    Articles from hundreds of scholarly journals in Religion.
  • RILM Abstracts of Music Literature
    RILM is a comprehensive, ongoing index of publications and articles on music from all over the world.
  • Sage Journals Online
    Scholarly articles from hundreds of journals, particularly strong in the sciences.
  • Statistical Abstracts of the United States
    The United States Census Bureau provides this authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.
  • Teacher Reference Center (EBSCO)
    Scholarly and popular articles for hundreds of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines.
  • Wiley Online Library (Wiley-Blackwell)
    Thousands of full-text articles and book chapters from a wide range of journals and eBooks covering a variety of subjects mathematics and science, history, medicine, technology, business, education, law, and the social sciences.
  • WorldCat Dissertations (OCLC)
    Global catalog with citations for billions of books and other materials in libraries worldwide.

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Spotlight on eBooks

  • Ebrary eBooks
    70,000 eBooks on a wide variety of subjects. Search within or across books. Sign up for a free account and you can make lists, annotate books, and more.
  • EBSCOhost eBooks (EBSCO)
    6,000-plus eBooks on a wide range of subjects. Searchable by author, keyword, title, subject, full text, etc.
  • Overdrive eBooks & Audio Books
    Browse this growing collection of popular and academic eBooks and Audio Books that you can download to your smartphone, iPad or other tablet, Kindle, or Nook.
  • Wiley Online Library (Wiley-Blackwell)
    Thousands of full-text articles and book chapters from a wide range of journals and eBooks covering a variety of subjects mathematics and science, history, medicine, technology, business, education, law, and the social sciences.

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