Database Information

Academic OneFile
A comprehensive collection of authoritative periodicals and scholarly journals offering coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects.

Academic Search Premier
This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. It covers a wide range of scholarly journals in the areas of social sciences, humanities, education, and general science.

ACM: Association for Computing Machinery 
Includes full-text articles from Association for Computing Machinery journals and magazines. Some conference proceedings and other articles may not be available in full text.

Alt-Health Watch
Indexing, abstracts, and full-text journal articles and other materials related to complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.

Annals of American History Online
Contains articles, primary source documents and multimedia materials relating to the history and culture of the United States.
From Cornell University, this database provides open access to over one million e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics.

ASCD Collection
A collection of electronic books from the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), one of the largest professional development organizations for educators. Books in the collection cultivate professional growth, assess and enhance work design and promote innovative new processes that help develop student success.

Indexing and abstracts of articles and other materials pertaining to Biblical studies, world religions, church history and religious perspectives on social issues.

A-to-Z The World
Offers cultural information about many countries in the world, including details on their food and recipes, holidays, business culture, language, and education.

BASE is an open access search tool that looks for free to use academic resources.

Bates’ Visual Guide to Physical Examination
Bates’ Visual Guide delivers head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques for the (Advanced) Assessment or Introduction to Clinical Medicine course. The site features more than 8 hours of video content.

Contains full-text articles from journals in the biological, ecological and environmental sciences published by scholarly societies, museums and other organizations.

Britannica Online
Contains the complete Encyclopædia Britannica, Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, Britannica Student Encyclopedia and the Britannica Book of the Year.

Business Insights: Global
Business database featuring fully integrated country, company and NAICS-based industry reports.

Business Source Premier
Covers international business, management, accounting, finance, technology, economics, banking, and more.

CAA Reviews
Critical reviews of books, exhibitions, and projects in all areas and periods of art history and visual studies, published by the College Art Association.

Catholic Periodical and Literature Index
Indexing and abstracts of articles and other materials relating to Catholicism and the Catholic Church. Includes primary source materials such as papal documents, church promulgations and more.

CDC Stacks
CDC Stacks is a free, digital archive of scientific research and literature produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This online archive is composed of curated collections tailored for public health research needs.

Child Development & Adolescent Studies
Source of current and historical literature related to the growth and development of children through the age of 21. Contains book reviews and abstracts from hundreds of journals and a bibliography of thousands of technical reports, books, book chapters, theses and dissertations covering the biomedical and social sciences.

Chronicling America
Chronicling America is a Website providing access to information about historic newspapers and select digitized newspaper pages, and is produced by the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) and sponsored by the Library of Congress (LC). You can search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.

CIA World Factbook 
The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

CINAHL with Full Text
CINAHL with Full Text provides full text for the top nursing and allied health literature available and covers a wide range of topics including nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines.  This full-text resource also includes the CINAHL index of over 3,000 nursing and allied health journals.

CiteSeerX is an evolving scientific literature digital library and search engine that has focused primarily on the literature in computer and information science. This open access database provides resources such as algorithms, data, metadata, services, techniques, and software that can also be used to promote other digital libraries.

Cochrane Library
An online library of evidence-based books and articles on nursing and medicine in general.

The Conference Board
The Conference Board is a global, independent business membership and research association working in the public interest. The mission is unique: To provide the world's leading organizations with the practical knowledge they need to improve their performance and better serve society.

CORE offers seamless access to millions of open access research papers in a variety of subjects.

Counseling and Therapy in Video, Volumes I-V
The largest and richest online collection of video available for the study of social work, psychotherapy, psychology and psychiatric counseling. This current release includes 2,096 videos totaling roughly 3,262 hours.

CQ Researcher
Published by Congressional Quarterly, Inc., this database provides a complete, non-biased view of a single topic. It offers comprehensive reports on current events issues such as education, health, the environment, science and technology, and political and social issues.

Credo Reference
A searchable collection of 100 reference books across a wide variety of subjects from top publishers such as Cambridge University Press, Wiley and Elsevier.

Criminal Justice Database
Criminal Justice Database is a comprehensive database supporting research on crime, its causes and impacts, legal and social implications, as well as litigation and crime trends. As well as U.S. and international scholarly journals, it includes correctional and law enforcement trade publications, dissertations, crime reports, crime blogs and other material relevant for researchers or those preparing for careers in criminal justice, law enforcement and related fields.

Provides encyclopedic information on cultures around the world. Includes information on the people, customs and courtesies, lifestyles, and society. Also includes educational information on the 50 states, and projects for elementary and secondary school.

Ebook Central (ProQuest)
Ebook Central offers authoritative ebooks in a wide range of subject areas, along with powerful tools to help you find, use, and manage the information you need.

eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)
A large collection of ebooks containing high-quality titles from a broad range of subject and topic areas.

Choose from the full list of EBSCOhost databases subscribed to by Rivier University. Multiple databases may be searched at the same time.

EconLit is the American Economic Association’s electronic bibliography. It indexes more than thirty years of economics literature from around the world and is a comprehensive index of journal articles, books, book reviews, collective volume articles, working papers and dissertations.

Education Source
Features scholarly research and information on curriculum, instruction, administration, educational policy, funding and related social issues. This database has the largest collection of full-text education journals. This database has replaced Education Research Complete; it includes everything that was covered in Education Research Complete, plus full text for nearly 800 additional journals.

Education: A SAGE Full-Text Collection
Includes the full text of over 40 journals published by SAGE and participating societies, encompassing over 45,400 articles and up to 90 years of backfiles. Under Access Type, choose "only content I have full access to" to search the library's subscribed journals.

Indexing, abstracts, and some full text from education journals, books, conference proceedings, dissertations, pamphlets, and other documents from the Educational Resource Information Center.

Established in 2004 by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, FRASER provides digital access to economic history through policy documents, press coverage, and economic and banking data. Digital material is added from, among other sources, the Library of Congress's broad digital program American Memory and the Internet Archive, providing historical context to the Federal Reserve materials. 

Gale Literary Sources
This literary database combines a variety of Literary databases. Includes resources for author bibliographies and biographies.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
The Gale Virtual Reference Library enables students to search, read, explore and conduct research with state-of-the-art reference resources such as Arts and Humanities through the Eras, Encyclopedia of Public Health, and Encyclopedia of Science and Religion. Searchable by title or across the entire collection.

Global Issues in Context 
This Gale database empowers users with the informational tools they need to understand today's world issues from a global perspective. Updated daily, this resource is designed by information professionals and subject experts to support global awareness and the development of critical thinking and information literacy skills.

Google Scholar
Google Scholar is an online collection of peer-reviewed scholarly articles, both full text and snippets.

GreenFILE covers all aspects of human impact to the environment, including global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic
Contains journal articles and other materials in health, nutrition, medical and nursing publications.

Historic Documents
Provides access to primary source documents dating from 1972 to the present day. Documents range from presidential speeches, international agreements and Supreme Court decisions to U.S. governmental reports, scientific findings and cultural discussions.

Historical Statistics of the United States
Historical Statistics of the United States is a compendium of statistics from over 1,000 sources. Last updated in 1975, HSUS has been expanded to include over 37,000 data series and new topics, among them slavery, Native Americans, and poverty.

Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL)
HSDL is the nation's premier collection of documents related to homeland security policy, strategy, and organizational management. The Public Collection includes over 81,000 public domain items.

Hoovers Online
Contains introductory information (overview, history, products/operations, etc.) on more than 12 million companies worldwide, both public and private. Updated daily.

IEEE Computer Society Digital Library
The leading society of computing professionals, the IEEE CSDL offers full-text access to 31 Society magazines and over 5,000 conference publications.

JSTOR Collections
The library has access to the following JSTOR collections: Arts & Sciences I; Arts & Sciences II; Ecology & Botany; Language & Literature.

Lexicomp Online
Online access to two independent drug information resources within the same interface, including point-of-care content and a comprehensive, in-depth database.

LexisNexis Academic (now Nexis Uni)
News, law, and business information service. Includes news from national and international newspapers, wire services, periodical articles, and other reference sources. All sources are full text. Updated daily.

LISTA (Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts)
World-class bibliographic database provides coverage on subjects such as librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.

Literary Reference Center
This comprehensive full-text database offers a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes.

LitFinder contains a wealth of primary literature content, including more than 126,500 full-text poems, 850,000 poem citations and excerpts, 5,000 full-text short stories, 2,800 full-text essays, 1,800 full-text speeches, and 1,000 full-text plays. LitFinder also includes biographies, work summaries, photographs, and a glossary. Access to Journal is granted through Artemis, a discovery tool that searches several Gale databases at the same time for more results.

Making of America
Making of America (MoA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection currently contains approximately 10,000 books and 50,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints.

Maps 101 Academic
Includes historical map collections, outline map sets, reference atlases, lesson plans, current events, games and skill builders for students, plus thousands of user-friendly maps, and other classroom resources.

MAS Ultra - School Edition
Provides full text for over 515 general interest and current events magazines.

MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 5,600 current biomedical journals.  Limited full text. 

Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print
Contains articles about and reviews of all English-language standardized tests covering educational skills, personality, vocational aptitude, psychology, and related areas. Tests in Print (TIP) is a comprehensive bibliography to all known commercially available tests that are currently in print in the English language. TIP provides information such as test purpose, in-print status, price, test acronym, intended population and administration times.

Military & Government Collection
Indexing, abstracts, and some full text from journals and other periodicals offering news pertaining to all branches of the military and government.

MIT Case Studies
Business case studies freely available from the MIT Sloan School of Management, which fall under the headings of entrepreneurship, leadership/ethics, operations management, strategy, sustainability, and system dynamics. These narratives facilitate class discussion about a particular business or management issue.

(MLA) Modern Language Association International Bibliography
Coverage includes literature from all over the world — Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America.

Morningstar Investment Research Center
Morningstar Investment Research Center provides access to research and independent opinions on thousands of mutual funds, stocks, and exchange-traded funds.

NCJRS - National Criminal Justice Reference Service
Contains summaries of more than 200,000 criminal justice publications, including Federal, State, and local government reports, books, research reports, journal articles and unpublished research.

New York Times
The New York Times offers full-page and article images with searchable full text, but requires you to create a (free) account by going through this link and registering.

This comprehensive news collection is ideal for exploring issues and events at the local, regional, national and international level. Its diverse source types include print and online-only newspapers, blogs, newswires, journals, broadcast transcripts and videos. Use it to explore a specific event or to compare a wide variety of viewpoints on topics such as politics, business, health, sports, cultural activities and people.

Newspaper Source
Contains indexing and some full text for national and international newspapers and other sources, including transcripts of some television and radio news programs.

Nexis Uni
News, law, and business information service. Includes news from national and international newspapers, wire services, periodical articles, and other reference sources. All sources are full text. Updated daily.

Nursing Resource Center
Nursing Resource Center provides the wide array of content needed for research papers and basic nursing theory overviews, including access to sample care plans, multimedia content, full text reference books, citations to journals in the field and more.

A union catalog that allows metasearching (single query searching) across millions of resources available on the Internet.

Open Knowledge Repository
The World Bank Open Knowledge Repository (OKR) is The World Bank’s official open access repository for its research outputs and knowledge products.

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center
Offers nearly 10,000 pro and con viewpoint articles, as well as topic overviews, primary source documents, biographies, court cases, and statistics. Students can use this database to research both sides of many current topics, including terrorism, endangered species, and stem cell research.

Ovid Nursing Journals Collection
Ovid Nursing Journals Collection is a collection of full-text online nursing journals hosted by Ovid. A variety of the top nursing journals are available today with 100% searchable full text, including the Journal of Nursing Administration, the American Journal of Nursing, and Nursing Research.

Oxford Art Online
Oxford Art Online includes many art resources like the Grove Art Database, an art dictionary, and encyclopedias.

Oxford English Dictionary
Online version of the 20-volume Second Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary and the three volumes of additions. Contains definitions, quotations, and etymological information.

Philosopher's Index
A current, comprehensive subject and author index to philosophical articles, books, anthologies and contributions to anthologies.

Political Science Complete
Contains full text for more than 530 journals, many of which are unique to the database, as well as more than 340 reference books and monographs. PSC has a worldwide focus, reflecting the globalization of contemporary political discourse.

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses
With more than 2.4 million entries, the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) database is the most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses in the world. An average of 2,000 new PDFs are added to the database each week.

Contains full-text journal articles related to general psychology and specialized basic, applied, clinical, and theoretical research in psychology.

Contains full-text EBooks related to general psychology and specialized basic, applied, clinical, and theoretical research in psychology.

Psychiatry Online
Features DSM-V, as well as a number of other full-text American Psychiatric Publishing journals. Also includes textbooks, practice guidelines, and self-assessment tools, all published by the premier psychiatric association.

Indexing, abstracts and full-text journal articles, reports, and dissertations in the field of psychology and related disciplines such as medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education and business.

PubMed is a service of the US National Library of Medicine® that provides free access to MEDLINE®, the NLM® database of indexed citations and abstracts to medical, nursing, dental, veterinary, health care, and preclinical sciences journal articles. Includes additional selected life sciences journals not in MEDLINE.

R2 Digital Library
The R2 Digital Library is a web based database available from Rittenhouse Book Distributors. It offers fully integrated and searchable medical, nursing and public health eBooks from key health science publishers.

Regional Business News
Contains comprehensive full-text coverage for regional business publications, including business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. searches over 60 databases and over 2200 selected websites from 15 federal agencies, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information including research and development results. is governed by the interagency Alliance.

Scientific & Medical ART (SMART)
A collection of 10,000+ high-quality illustrations and animations depicting anatomy, physiology, surgery, diseases, conditions, trauma, embryology, histology and many other topics.

Shakespeare's Globe on Screen
From Drama Online Library, Shakespeare's Globe on Screen offers over twenty Shakespeare productions (with more to follow) recorded live on stage in high definition. These include critically acclaimed productions and award-winning performances from leading actors such as Mark Rylance and Stephen Fry.

SocINDEX with Full Text
Comprehensive sociology database. Contains more than 2.1 million records, including abstracts for journals dating back to 1895. Offers comprehensive coverage of sociology, encompassing all sub-disciplines and closely related areas of study. These include abortion, criminology & criminal justice, demography, ethnic & racial studies, gender studies, marriage & family, political sociology, religion, rural & urban sociology, social development, social psychology, social structure, social work, socio-cultural anthropology, sociological history, sociological research, sociological theory, substance abuse & other addictions, violence and many others.

Something About the Author
This critically acclaimed series spotlights more than 12,000 individual authors in entries that typically cover personal life, career, writings, adaptations, and additional sources. Search by name, keyword, or full text to find biographies, autobiographies, essays, and obituaries about authors from around the world. 

Stage on Screen
From Drama Online Library, Stage on Screen offers professionally staged classic plays at London's historic Greenwich Theatre. The plays are filmed in front of a live audience to capture the atmosphere and tension of live theatre. The collection currently includes Doctor Faustus, The Duchess of Malfi, The School for Scandal, and Volpone.

Standard and Poor's Net Advantage
Allows access to full-text S&P Industry Surveys, containing information on industries and specific companies.The Surveys, updated twice a year, contain analysis, trends and overview information.

Statista is an online statistics portal. One of the world’s first and only companies to bring together data from over 18,000 sources. It provides access to data from market and opinion research institutions, as well as from business organizations and government institutions. Research analysts source the most up-to-date statistical data from around the globe. If you are accessing this database while off campus, you can log in with the username Rivier and password Rivier123 .

Statistical Abstracts of the United States
The ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political and economic conditions of the United States.

Teacher Reference Center
An index of over 260 titles from the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals and books providing coverage on key education topics such as assessment, continuing education, curriculum development, instructional media, language arts, literacy standards, science and mathematics and more.

USAFacts offers data-driven portraits of the American population, government finances, and the government’s impact on society while relying exclusively on publicly available government data sources.

Wall Street Journal
Comprehensive coverage back to 1984 is available from the world's leading financial newspaper through the ProQuest database. Each issue of every newspaper is indexed thoroughly, so researchers can easily access not only top news stories but also detailed information on the arts, sports, business, and popular culture.

Washington Post
The Washington Post offers full-page and article images with searchable full text, but requires you to create a (free) account by going through this link and registering with your email address.

World Cat
Search both the holdings of thousands of libraries around the world and those held by Regina Library. Request items held by other libraries through InterLibrary Loan.

World Data Analyst
Encyclopedia Britannica World Data Analyst combines detailed statistics with powerful tools for analysis and display. This resource features a unique collection of in-depth information about the countries of the world and allows you to create interesting and information comparative charts and tables. is a global science gateway—accelerating scientific discovery and progress through a multilateral partnership to enable federated searching of national and international scientific databases and portals.

Updated 02/01/2017