Database Information


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.  

Academic OneFile
Covers a wide range of scholarly journals in the areas of social sciences, humanities, education, and general science.  

 Academic Search Premier  

Covers a wide range of scholarly journals in the areas of social sciences, humanities, education, and general science 


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.

American Slavery: A Composite Autobiography 
Search for the full text of thousands of interviews with former slaves.  Collected by the Federal Writers' Project between 1936 and 1938.  Available on-campus only.

Annals of American History Online
Contains articles, primary source documents and multimedia materials relating to the history and culture of the United States.

Artemis Literary Resource Center    

 Provides access to biographies, bibliographies and critical analysis of authors and their works from every age and literary discipline.  Covers more than 90,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists and other writers.  Access to Journal is granted through Artemis, a discovery tool that searches several Gale databases at the same time for more results. 


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.

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.

Catalog of Art Museum Images Online, is an online database of over 90,000 images of works of art from museums worldwide.  Although CAMIO's strength is contemporary art, the database contains drawings, paintings, sculptures and prints from as early as 3,000 BC.  Images are rights cleared for educational use.

 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.

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.

Indexing and abstracts of journal articles and other materials in Nursing, Physical Therapy and Allied Health. Subscription allows up to 8 simultaneous users.

  The Cochrane Library 

A collection of databases that contain high quality, independent information to inform healthcare decision making.  

Communication & Mass Media
Indexing, abstracts, and full-text journal articles and other materials related to communication and mass media.

Counseling and Therapy in Video, Volumes 1, 2, & 3The largest and richest online collection of video available for the study of social work, psychotherapy, psychology and psychiatric counseling. This current release includes 801 videos totaling roughly 838 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.

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.

Daily Life Through History
Provides a comprehensive, cross-disciplinary resource that supports history, social studies, English and language students.  The database includes primary documents, reference works, monographs, images, maps, illustrations and time lines depicting essential activities of daily life across the globe and throughout history. 

 eBooks on EBSCOhost
A collection of thousands of electronic books on a variety of topics.  Searchable online or through the library catalog. Formerly NetLibrary.

A collection of over 40,000 online books across all subject areas.

Choose from the full list of EBSCOhost databases subscribed to by Rivier College.  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 36 journals published by SAGE and participating societies, encompassing over 45,400 articles and up to 90 years of backfiles.

Encyclopedia of Life Sciences  
A comprehensive reference work of the biological sciences.  Contains articles on a wide variety of subjects.  License allows up to 3 simultaneous users.

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

Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia
This encyclopedia contains entries on a wide variety of subjects.  Updated annually. 

  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.

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

Grove Art Online
Includes the full text of the Grove Dictionary of Art, journal articles, and images of thousands of works of art.  Updated annually.

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.

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 27 Society magazines and over 4,100 conference publications.

In the Line of Duty
View hundreds of streaming videos offering educational lessons based on real-life police experiences.    

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
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.

 Literature Resource Center  
Provides access to biographies, bibliographies and critical analysis of authors and their works from every age and literary discipline.  Covers more than 90,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists and other writers.  Access to Journal is granted through Artemis, a discovery tool that searches several Gale databases at the same time for more results.

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.

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.

Indexing and abstracts of medical journals from around the world.  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.

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 
Online coverage from one of the most celebrated newspapers in America.  Login required; access limited to 20 users a day

New York Times (Historical)
The Historical New York Times offers full-page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue of the newspaper.  (Sept 18,1851 - Dec 31, 1999)

The most comprehensive collection of full-text newspapers globally, this database provides news coverage at the local, state, regional, national, and international levels. Search thousands of newspapers by country, or explore a variety of news coverage by subject. (Go directly to Access World News to browse by country)

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.

 Nursing Resource Center
Designed to match the nursing process workflow, this resource brings together respected medical titles from Gale and Macmillan with thorough nursing-specific texts from Thomson Delmar. The Nursing Resource Center provides authoritative information written in accessible language for students completing research papers, class assignments, and those preparing for their clinical experiences as they learn how to care for and treat patients.  Access to Journal is granted through Artemis, a discovery tool that searches several Gale databases at the same time for more results.

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.

Oxford Biblical Studies
Oxford Biblical Studies Online provides a comprehensive resource for the study of the Bible and biblical history.  This site offers a ready access point for a wealth of Bible text and commentary—including the New Oxford Annotated Bible and five other popular Oxford Study Bibles.

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.

 Passport GMID
Passport Global Market Information Database by Euromonitor International provides comprehensive data and reports about six major world nations today (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa, European Union countries and the United States).

Pharmaceutical News Index
This database contains bibliographic information and indexing for 22 key U.S.and international pharmaceutical, healthcare, biotechnology, medical device and cosmetic industry newsletters. 

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.

 Primary Search
Contains full-text articles from children's magazines and pamphlets designed for the elementary school student.

Project MUSE 
Provides full-text articles from scholarly journals in the arts, humanities, social sciences and mathematics.

 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

       ProQuest Historical New York Times  
Newspaper digital archive offering full text and full image articles from the New York Times dating back to the 18th century

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

Contains thousands of book chapters in PDF-along with centuries of classic and historical works-published by the APA and other distinguished publishers.

Psychiatry Online
Features DSM-IV-TR, 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.

Reference Universe
An online tool to search the indexes of electronic and print reference books.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Contains current Value Line company reports, industry reports, timeliness rank changes, supplementary reports, and other information.  Includes Value Line's leading publications covering stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities as well as special situation stocks.  License allows up to three simultaneous users.

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 AnalystEncyclopedia 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.

Updated 8/1/2013