Database Information


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

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.

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.
Provides open access to thousands of articles in physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance, statistics, electrical engineering and systems science, and economics.

ASCD Education Collection
A collection of electronic books from the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development that cultivate professional growth, assess and enhance work design, and promote innovative new processes that help develop student success.

Atla Religion Database with AtlaSerials
Atla Religion Database with AtlaSerials combines the premier index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion with Atla’s full-text collection of more than 340 major religion and theology journals.

Online access to Barron’s provided by ProQuest. Each issue is indexed thoroughly, offering access to not only top news stories but also the information contained on the various sections of the paper.

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

Bates’ Visual Guide to Physical Examination
Bates' Visual Guide features head-to-toe and systems physical exam videos shot with an emphasis on clinical accuracy and patient care.

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

Black Freedom Struggle in the United States
A free, open resource for students, educators and others who are researching U.S. Black history. The site features over 2,000 curated primary source documents related to critical people and events in African American history.

Britannica Academic
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.

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

Chicago Tribune
Available as part of the US Major Dailies, each issue is indexed thoroughly covering bibliographic information and also companies, people, products, etc. Coverage years are from 1985 – current.

Child Development & Adolescent Studies
Source of current and historical literature related to the growth and development of children through age 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
Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1963 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.

CIA World Factbook
The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 255 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.

An evolving scientific literature digital library and search engine that focuses primarily on literature in computer and information science. CiteSeerX aims to improve the dissemination of scientific literature and to provide improvements in functionality, usability, availability, cost, comprehensiveness, efficiency, and timeliness in the access of scientific and scholarly knowledge.

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

CORE harvests research papers from data providers from all over the world including institutional and subject repositories, open access and hybrid journal publishers.

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 Abstracts with Full Text
Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text contains more than 400,000 records selected from the most important sources within the discipline. Subject areas covered include: criminology; criminal justice; criminal law and procedure; corrections and prisons; police and policing; criminal investigation; forensic sciences and investigation; history of crime; substance abuse and addiction; probation and parole.

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.

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 30 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.

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.

Gale Literature
Contains full-text articles, references to other articles, and books on literary criticism, author biographies, and examinations of literature in general.

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 allows you to search across a wide range of academic literature. It draws on information from journal publishers, university repositories, and other websites that it has identified as scholarly.

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)
The Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) is the nation’s premier collection of documents related to homeland security policy, strategy, and organizational management. The HSDL is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s National Preparedness Directorate, FEMA and the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security.

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.

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.

Los Angeles Times
Available as part of the US Major Dailies, each issue is indexed thoroughly covering bibliographic information and also companies, people, products, etc. Coverage years are from 1987 – current.

Making of America
Making of America is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology.

Maps 101
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 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 and 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
The teaching business case studies available on LearningEdge, which fall under the headings of entrepreneurship, leadership/ethics, operations management, strategy, sustainability, and system dynamics, are narratives that facilitate class discussion about a particular business or management issue.

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.

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 registering with your Rivier email address.

This comprehensive news collection is ideal for exploring issues and events at the local, regional, national and international level. It includes print and online-only newspapers, blogs, newswires, journals, broadcast transcripts and videos. Use it to explore an event or to compare a 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.

Developed and maintained by the New Hampshire Division of Public Health Services (DPHS), this site compiles information from many different datasets on hundreds of health-related indicators. NH Health WISDOM displays the health status of New Hampshire communities and supports evaluation of activities that DPHS and its local partners are taking toward improving population health.

Nursing Reference Center Plus
Nursing Reference Center Plus provides staff nurses and nurse educators with a resource that supports education goals, encourages nursing students to access original research, and provides options for patient care while preserving and supporting essential learning opportunities that educators provide.

OAIster is a freely accessible search engine for open access web resources, available from OCLC.

Open Educational Resources LibGuide
This  LibGuide offers information about Open Educational Resources (OERs) and includes links to many OERs.

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

Opposing Viewpoints
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 percent 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.

PBS Video Collection: Fourth Edition
A multidisciplinary collection of streaming video documentaries and series from PBS.

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 e-books 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 U.S. 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 pre-clinical sciences journal articles. Includes additional selected life sciences journals not in MEDLINE.

R2 Digital Library
Ebook collection with medical, nursing, and allied health content.

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.

SAGE Education 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 to which I have full access" to search the library's subscribed journals. searches over 60 databases and over 2,200 scientific websites to provide users with access to more than 200 million pages of authoritative federal science information including research and development results.

Sigma Repository
A repository dedicated to sharing works created by nurses that freely collects, preserves, and disseminates full-text nursing research and evidence-based practice materials. The repository is a resource of the honor society of nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International.

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.

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.

Find statistics, consumer survey results and industry studies from over 22,500 sources on over 60,000 topics on the internet's leading statistics database.

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.

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.

US Major Dailies
US Major Dailies provides access to the five most respected U.S. national and regional newspapers, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and exclusive access to Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune. Content is available by 8 a.m. each day and provides archives stretching as far back as 1985.

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
Available as part of the US Major Dailies, each issue is indexed thoroughly covering bibliographic information and also companies, people, products, etc. Coverage years are from 1987 – current.

Search the holdings of thousands of libraries around the world and those held by Regina Library. Request items held by other libraries through interlibrary loan. 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.