Databases by Subject

Use each topical database below to access research relevant to your specific area of study. Off campus users, unless otherwise noted in a database description, databases are accessible from off-campus with your Millikin network username and password.

Topic areas

General | Art | Biology | Business | Chemistry | Communication | Criminal Justice | Education | English/Literature | History | Law | Library Science | Mathematics | Modern Languages | Music | News | Nursing | Physics | Political Science | Psychology | Reference | Religion/Philosophy | Sociology | Sport/Exercise Science | Theatre

General / Multidisciplinary

Article Databases

Academic Search Complete Includes full-text of over 9,000 journals. Multidisciplinary topics, some coverage as far back as 1887.

Wilson OmniFile Full-Text Select Includes some full-text. Multidisciplinary topics, including science, humanities, education and business topics from U.S. and international professional publications, academic journals, and trade magazines, 1994 - present.

Issues & Controversies Quick introductions to hot topics in politics, business, society, education, popular culture and news. Presents facts, opinions, history and context of timely issues with 100's of full-text articles updated weekly.

JSTOR Full-text. Complete digitized back-runs of core scholarly journals in the arts and sciences. Note: This is not a current issues database.

Masterfile Premier Index and some full-text for over 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and more. This database also contains full-text for more than 500 reference books, over 107,000 primary source documents and images.

eBook Collections

Staley Library eBooks Search our online catalog for your topic, then limit to "Availability- Online" and "Resource Type- Books" on the left side of the screen to see eBook options.

Proquest eBook Central Thousands of eBooks on a variety of topics from a variety of scholarly publishers and university presses. (Temporary free access due to COVID-19, ends June 27, 2020)

Taylor & Francis eBooks in science, humanities, social sciences, medicine, technology, and more. (Temporary free access due to COVID-19, ends May 30, 2020)

JSTOR eBooks Expanded access to more than 35,000 eBooks through a still-growing list of scholarly publishers. To access JSTOR eBooks, check "narrow by- item type- books" under the search boxes. (Temporary free access due to COVID-19, ends August 31, 2020)

Credo Reference Background information from hundreds of books on a wide range of subjects. Provides articles, images, charts, maps and other materials, and features a concept mapping/visual search.

Video Collections

Swank Digital Campus Films from major Hollywood studios, documentary providers, independent filmmakers and international film companies provide a diverse library of more than 25,000 films and TV shows for streaming academic use. Millikin's "Flex 50" subscription allows only 50 active titles at a time; additions/changes in titles available must be requested by professors/instructors.

Art

Article Resources:

  • Academic Search Complete Includes full-text of over 9,000 journals. Multidisciplinary topics, 1975 - .
  • JSTOR Full-text. Complete digitized back-runs of core scholarly journals in the arts and sciences. Note: This is not a current issues database.

Image Resources:

  • Saskia Digital Images 32,000 digital images of paintings, sculpture and architecture from Western and Eastern civilization, including works from over one hundred museums, as well as archaeological sites.
  • LIFE Photo Archive "Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today. Most were never published and are now available for the first time through the joint work of LIFE and Google." Add "source:life" to any Google image search and search only the LIFE photo archive (for example: Olympics source:life).
  • Art Institute of Chicago  Digital collections from the Art Institute of Chicago. Several of the Art Institute of Chicago's most unique and important artist sketchbooks, manuscripts and rare printed items are now available online.
  • UCLA Online digital collections  Digital collections from the UCLA library. Includes photograph collections from some famous photographers, manuscripts of historical works, worldwide audio recordings, and more.

eBook Resources:

  • JSTOR eBooks Expanded access to more than 35,000 eBooks through a still-growing list of scholarly publishers. To access JSTOR eBooks, check "narrow by- item type- books" under the search boxes. (Temporary free access due to COVID-19, ends June 30, 2020)
  • Taylor & Francis eBooks in science, humanities, social sciences, medicine, technology, and more. (Temporary free access due to COVID-19, ends May 30, 2020)
  • Proquest eBook Central Thousands of eBooks on a variety of topics from a variety of scholarly publishers and university presses. (Temporary free access due to COVID-19, ends June 27, 2020)

Video Resources:

  • Filmakers Library Online Over 900 international documentaries about every subject including history, race and gender studies, human rights, globalization, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more.

Biology

Article Resources:

  • Proquest Biological Sciences Provides comprehensive coverage of biological science fields including animal behavior, aquatic life and fisheries, chemoreception, biochemistry, ecology, plant science, toxicology, virology, microbiology, immunology genetics, health and safety science, oncogenes, entomology, and endocrinology neuroscience. Includes access to MEDLINE.
  • BioOne Complete Database of 200+ leading titles in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences.
  • JSTOR Full-text. Digitized back-runs of 199 core scholarly journals in the biological sciences. Coverage of recent volumes will vary by title, but usually does not include the most recent 4 years. Note: This is not a current issues database.
  • Royal Society Journals International, peer reviewed journals in biology, physical sciences, and history of science. (Temporary free access due to COVID-19)
  • Academic Search Complete Includes full-text of over 9,000 journals. Multidisciplinary topics, 1975 - .
  • Article First Indexes the Journal of Arachnology. Includes some full-text. Multidisciplinary topics, 1990 - present.  
  • PubMed Includes some full-text. Coverage of biomedical and life science literature, 1965 -present.
  • Agricola Catalog of books and articles at the National Agriculture Library.
  • Birds of North America BNA Online provides comprehensive life histories for each of the 716+ species of birds breeding in the USA (including Hawaii) and Canada. Contains image and video galleries showing plumage, behaviors, habitat, nests and eggs, and recordings of the songs and calls of their species.
  • SORA: Searchable Ornithological Research Archive Free database from the University of New Mexico & partners searches contents of 7 ornithological journals: The Auk (1884-1999), The Condor (1899-2000), The Journal of Field Ornithology (1930-1999), The North American Bird Bander (1976-2000), Pacific Coast Avifauna (1900-1974), Studies in Avian Biology (1978-1999), and the Wilson Bulletin (1889-1999).

Video & Interactive Resources:

  • Filmakers Library Online Over 900 international documentaries about every subject including history, race and gender studies, human rights, globalization, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more.

eBook Resources:

  • Proquest eBook Central Thousands of eBooks on a variety of topics from a variety of scholarly publishers and university presses. (Temporary free access due to COVID-19, ends June 27, 2020)
  • Taylor & Francis eBooks in science, humanities, social sciences, medicine, technology, and more. (Temporary free access due to COVID-19, ends May 30, 2020)

Business

Article Resources:

  • Business Source Elite Includes some full-text. Business and related topics, including detailed company profiles of the world's largest companies. Covers 1985-present.

Data & Statistics Resources:

  • Mergent Intellect Information on millions of public and private businesses, demographic data from across the United States, and an industry database covering over 900 industry segments. 
  • Passport A global market research database from Euromonitor that provides insight on industries, economies and consumers worldwide.
  • Value Line Investment Survey An investment information service that covers some 1,700 equity issues.
  • Gale Business: Entrepreneurship Includes sample business plans. (previously Small Business Resource Center)
  • Social Explorer Visualize and interact with data, create maps, charts, reports and downloads that help you reach your goals. Explore hundreds of thousands of built-in data indicators related to demography, economy, health, politics, environment, crime and more. (Temporary free access due to COVID-19, ends July 31, 2020)
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States The authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political and economic conditions of the United States from 2013-present.
  • Historical Statistics of the United States Population, economic, social and government statistics from colonial times to 2000. Most tables can be downloaded as PDF or Excel.
  • Global Road Warrior  Full-Text content in the areas of business, communications, culture, language, logistics, security, trade, and travel in order to strengthen mutual understanding across cultures.
  • Nations of the World Completely-updated 2017 edition offers political, economic, business, and historical information on all the nations of the world.

eBook Resources:

  • Proquest eBook Central Thousands of eBooks on a variety of topics from a variety of scholarly publishers and university presses. (Temporary free access due to COVID-19, ends June 27, 2020)
  • Taylor & Francis eBooks in science, humanities, social sciences, medicine, technology, and more. (Temporary free access due to COVID-19, ends May 30, 2020)

Video Resources:

  • Filmakers Library Online Over 900 international documentaries about every subject including history, race and gender studies, human rights, globalization, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more.

Chemistry

Article Resources:

  • ACS Web Editions Search 34 American Chemical Society journals online. Articles are available in PDF or enhanced HTML formats.
  • Royal Society Journals International, peer reviewed journals in biology, physical sciences, and history of science. (Temporary free access due to COVID-19)
  • SciFinder Scholar Search patent & journal references from all scientific disciplines, substance information, chemical reactions, regulated chemicals information, and commercially available substances. Available on campus computers. Go to Moodle through myMillikin and search for the SciFinder Scholar "course" for registration and login information.
  • PubMed Includes some full-text. Medicine, nursing, and dentistry topics, 1965 -present .
  • Medline Includes some full-text. Medicine, nursing, and dentistry topics, 1965 - .
  • Academic Search Complete Includes full-text of over 9,000 journals. Multidisciplinary topics, some coverage as far back as 1887.
  • Journal of Organic Chemistry Online Online access to the print journal, published by the American Chemical Society.

eBook Resources:

  • Proquest eBook Central Thousands of eBooks on a variety of topics from a variety of scholarly publishers and university presses. (Temporary free access due to COVID-19, ends June 27, 2020)
  • Taylor & Francis eBooks in science, humanities, social sciences, medicine, technology, and more. (Temporary free access due to COVID-19, ends May 30, 2020)

Communication

Article Resources:

  • Communication & Mass Media Complete Includes some full-text. Some coverage as far back as the early 20th century.
  • Academic Search Complete Includes full-text of over 9,000 journals. Multidisciplinary topics, some coverage as far back as 1887.
  • Wilson OmniFile Full-Text Select Includes some full-text. Science, humanities, education and business topics from US and international professional publications, academic journals, and trade magazines, 1994 - present.
  • Global Road Warrior Full-Text content in the areas of business, communications, culture, language, logistics, security, trade, and travel in order to strengthen mutual understanding across cultures.

eBook Resources:

  • Proquest eBook Central Thousands of eBooks on a variety of topics from a variety of scholarly publishers and university presses. (Temporary free access due to COVID-19, ends June 27, 2020)
  • Taylor & Francis eBooks in science, humanities, social sciences, medicine, technology, and more. (Temporary free access due to COVID-19, ends May 30, 2020)

Video Resources:

  • Filmakers Library Online Over 900 international documentaries about every subject including history, race and gender studies, human rights, globalization, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more. 

Criminal Justice

Article Resources:

  • SocINDEX with selected Full-Text Comprehensive sociology, anthropology, criminal justice, social work and political research database indexing over 800 core and secondary journals, books, conference papers and other sources from 1895-present. Citations and abstracts with some full-text journal articles.
  • HeinOnline Academic Includes more than 100 million pages of multidisciplinary content from journals, congressional and federal documents, world constitutions, and more in more than 100 subject areas, including history, political science, criminal justice, religious studies, international relations, women’s studies, pre-law, and many more. Includes constitutional, historical, and current materials available for the state of Illinois. (Temporary free access due to COVID-19, ends December 15, 2020)
  • Academic Search Complete Includes full-text of over 9,000 journals. Multidisciplinary topics, some coverage as far back as 1887.
  • PsycINFO 2.3 million citations and summaries of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, in psychology and related disciplines, 1887 - .
  • PsycARTICLES All full-text. General psychology and specialized, basic, applied, clinical and theoretical research in 56 peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific journals from 1985 -.
  • National Criminal Justice Reference Service Includes some full-text. Indexes over 185,000 articles, research reports, and books published by federal, state, and local governments.
  • Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority Full-text access to publications, reports, data, and studies covering the criminal justice system in Illinois.

eBook Resources:

  • Proquest eBook Central Thousands of eBooks on a variety of topics from a variety of scholarly publishers and university presses. (Temporary free access due to COVID-19, ends June 27, 2020)

Education

Article Resources:

  • ERIC (Educational Resource Information Center) Includes some full-text. Education resources literature and resources, 1965 - .
  • Professional Development Collection A collection of nearly 520 education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles, and more than 200 educational reports.
  • Resources for Grades K-12 Includes some full-text. Four databases that include magazines, pamphlets and other resources used by Elementary through High School students. Years of coverage varies by source.
  • Teacher Reference Center Indexing and abstracts for over 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals to assist professional educators, 1990's -.
  • Chronicle of Higher Education Full-text from September 1989 - . News, information, advice, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators.
  • Academic Search Complete Includes full-text of over 9,000 journals. Multidisciplinary topics, some coverage as far back as 1887.
  • PsycINFO 2.3 million citations and summaries of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, in psychology and related disciplines, 1887 - .
  • PsycARTICLES All full-text. General psychology and specialized, basic, applied, clinical and theoretical research in 56 peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific journals from 1985 -.
  • SocINDEX with selected Full-Text Comprehensive sociology, anthropology, social work and political research database indexing over 800 core and secondary journals, books, conference papers and other sources from 1895-present. Citations and abstracts with some full-text journal articles.

Data & Statistics Resources:

  • Social Explorer Visualize and interact with data, create maps, charts, reports and downloads that help you reach your goals. Explore hundreds of thousands of built-in data indicators related to demography, economy, health, politics, environment, crime and more. (Temporary free access due to COVID-19, ends July 31, 2020)
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States The authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political and economic conditions of the United States from 2013-present.
  • Historical Statistics of the United States Population, economic, social and government statistics from colonial times to 2000. Most tables can be downloaded as PDF or Excel.

eBook Resources:

  • Proquest eBook Central Thousands of eBooks on a variety of topics from a variety of scholarly publishers and university presses. (Temporary free access due to COVID-19, ends June 27, 2020)
  • Taylor & Francis eBooks in science, humanities, social sciences, medicine, technology, and more. (Temporary free access due to COVID-19, ends May 30, 2020)

Video Resources:

  • Education in Video Over 3000 streaming video titles aimed at training and developing teachers, including teaching demonstrations, lectures, documentaries and primary source footage of students and teachers in classrooms.
  • Filmakers Library Online Over 900 international documentaries about every subject including history, race and gender studies, human rights, globalization, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more.

English and Literature

Article Resources:

  • MLA Bibliography with Full Text Combines the definitive index for the study of language, literature, linguistics, rhetoric and composition, folklore, and film with full text for more than 1,000 journals, including many of the leading publications in these fields.
  • Academic Search Complete Includes full-text of over 9,000 journals. Multidisciplinary topics, some coverage as far back as 1887.
  • JSTOR Full-text. Complete digitized back-runs of core scholarly journals in the arts and sciences. Note: This is not a current issues database.
  • International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full-Text This database is the definitive research tool for theatre and dance studies and contains full text for the top performing arts journals.
  • Middle English Compendium Includes full-text. Three major Middle English resources: Middle English Dictionary, HyperBibliography of Middle English, and a Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse.
  • Black Thought & Culture Over 1300 non-fiction works by leading African-Americans.
  • Women & Social Movements in the U.S Over 4,000 full-text books, reports and other documents on women in U.S. history. 
  • Project Gutenberg Digitized electronic copies of over 20,000 books in the public domain (primarily pre-1900).
  • Salem Press Critical Insights Brief biographical & critical info about literary authors.

eBook Resources:

  • Cambridge Companions Thousands of comprehensive and accessible essays on major authors, periods and genres, written by experts and designed for student readers. 
  • Proquest eBook Central Thousands of eBooks on a variety of topics from a variety of scholarly publishers and university presses. (Temporary free access due to COVID-19, ends June 27, 2020)
  • Taylor & Francis eBooks in science, humanities, social sciences, medicine, technology, and more. (Temporary free access due to COVID-19, ends May 30, 2020)
  • JSTOR eBooks Expanded access to more than 35,000 eBooks through a still-growing list of scholarly publishers. To access JSTOR eBooks, check "narrow by- item type- books" under the search boxes. (Temporary free access due to COVID-19, ends June 30, 2020)

Video Resources:

  • Swank Digital Campus Films from major Hollywood studios, documentary providers, independent filmmakers and international film companies provide a diverse library of more than 25,000 films and TV shows for streaming academic use. Millikin's "Flex 50" subscription allows only 50 active titles at a time; additions/changes in titles available must be requested by professors/instructors.
  • Theatre in Video Streaming video of performances (including musical theatre), interviews, lectures, and documentaries.
  • Filmakers Library Online Over 900 international documentaries about every subject including history, race and gender studies, human rights, globalization, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more. 

History

Article Resources:

  • Academic Search Complete Some full-text. Many topics including history, includes articles published 1975 -present.
  • JSTOR Full-text. Complete digitized back-runs of core scholarly journals in the arts and sciences. Note: This is not a current issues database.
  • HeinOnline Academic Includes more than 100 million pages of multidisciplinary content from journals, congressional and federal documents, world constitutions, and more in more than 100 subject areas, including history, political science, criminal justice, religious studies, international relations, women’s studies, pre-law, and many more. Includes constitutional, historical, and current materials available for the state of Illinois. (Temporary free access due to COVID-19, ends December 15, 2020)

Data & Statistics Resources:

  • Historical Statistics of the United States Population, economic, social and government statistics from colonial times to 2000. Most tables can be downloaded as PDF or Excel.
  • Social Explorer Visualize and interact with data, create maps, charts, reports and downloads that help you reach your goals. Explore hundreds of thousands of built-in data indicators related to demography, economy, health, politics, environment, crime and more. (Temporary free access due to COVID-19, ends July 31, 2020)
  • Global Road Warrior Full-Text content in the areas of business, communications, culture, language, logistics, security, trade, and travel in order to strengthen mutual understanding across cultures.
  • Nations of the World Completely-updated 2017 edition offers political, economic,  business and historical information on all the nations of the world.

Historical Newspaper, Image, & Primary Source Resources:

  • New York Times (Historical) Full-text and images for leading U.S. national newspaper 1851-2016.
  • American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals The AAS Historical Periodicals Collection contains more than 6,500 historical periodical titles dating from 1693 to 1877.
  • Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers Selected free U.S. newspapers from Library of Congress- digitized newspapers published 1880-1910 and a directory of all U.S. newspapers.
  • Sanborn Maps (Illinois) maps of Illinois from mid-1880s to around 1950. Searchable by city and date.
  • Illinois Digital Archives (IDA) Index to documents, historical papers, maps, etc. about Illinois history including Chicago and downstate collections.
  • HarpWeek (Harper's Weekly) Searchable full-text (including image captions), and full-page image displays for Harper's Weekly, America's leading 19th century illustrated newspaper, 1857-1889.
  • Digital Decaturian (1903-June 1951) A full-text searchable version of The Decaturian, Millikin University's student newspaper.
  • ArchiveGrid Free access to descriptions and finding aids for thousands of museums, historical societies and archives; includes historical documents, personal papers and family histories.
  • LIFE Photo Archive "Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1850s to today. Most were never published and are now available for the first time through the joint work of LIFE and Google."
  • Black Thought & Culture Over 1300 non-fiction works by leading African-Americans.
  • Women & Social Movements in the U.S Over 4,000 full-text books, reports and other documents on women in U.S. history.

eBook & Reference Resources:

  • Proquest eBook Central Thousands of eBooks on a variety of topics from a variety of scholarly publishers and university presses. (Temporary free access due to COVID-19, ends June 27, 2020)
  • Taylor & Francis eBooks in science, humanities, social sciences, medicine, technology, and more. (Temporary free access due to COVID-19, ends May 30, 2020)
  • Chicago Manual of Style Online Completely searchable and easy to use, The Chicago Manual of Style Online provides recommendations on editorial style and publishing practices for the digital age. Now offering the full contents of the 17th and 16th editions.

Video Resources:

  • Ethnographic Video Online 1000 streaming ethnographic videos, including documentaries, interviews, field notes, study guides, etc.
  • Filmakers Library Online Over 900 international documentaries about every subject including history, race and gender studies, human rights, globalization, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more. 

Library Science

Article Resources:

  • Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts indexes more than 600 periodicals, plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s.
  • Academic Search Complete Includes full-text of over 9,000 journals. Multidisciplinary topics, some coverage as far back as 1887.

Mathematics

Article Resources:

  • MathSciNet Contains millions of items and direct links to original articles from over 1,800 journals.
  • Academic Search Complete Includes full-text of over 9,000 journals. Multidisciplinary topics, some coverage as far back as 1887.
  • JSTOR Full-text. Complete digitized back-runs of core scholarly journals in the arts and sciences. Note: This is not a current issues database.

eBook Resources:

  • Proquest eBook Central Thousands of eBooks on a variety of topics from a variety of scholarly publishers and university presses. (Temporary free access due to COVID-19, ends June 27, 2020)
  • Taylor & Francis eBooks in science, humanities, social sciences, medicine, technology, and more. (Temporary free access due to COVID-19, ends May 30, 2020)

Modern Languages

Article Resources:

  • MLA Bibliography with Full Text Combines the definitive index for the study of language, literature, linguistics, rhetoric and composition, folklore, and film with full text for more than 1,000 journals, including many of the leading publications in these fields.
  • Academic Search Complete Includes full-text of over 9,000 journals. Multidisciplinary topics, some coverage as far back as 1887.
  • JSTOR Full-text. Complete digitized back-runs of core scholarly journals in the arts and sciences. Note: This is not a current issues database.
  • Global Road Warrior  Full-Text content in the areas of business, communications, culture, language, logistics, security, trade, and travel in order to strengthen mutual understanding across cultures.

eBook Resources:

  • Proquest eBook Central Thousands of eBooks on a variety of topics from a variety of scholarly publishers and university presses. (Temporary free access due to COVID-19, ends June 27, 2020)

Video Resources:

  • Filmakers Library Online Over 900 international documentaries about every subject including history, race and gender studies, human rights, globalization, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more.

Music

Article Resources:

  • RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text Citations and abstracts to periodicals in music history & literature, ethnomusicology and education, 1967 - . With 200+ full text journals.
  • Music Index with Full Text Comprehensive subject-author guide to music periodical literature on every aspect of the classical and popular world of music, from 1976 -. Some backfile data from the period 1962-1975 is also included.
  • JSTOR Full-text. Complete digitized back-runs of core scholarly journals in the arts and sciences. Note: This is not a current issues database.
  • Academic Search Complete Includes full-text of over 9,000 journals. Multidisciplinary topics, some coverage as far back as 1887.

Audio Resources:

Reference & eBook Resources:

  • Oxford/Grove Music Online Access to the full-text of the Oxford Dictionary of Music and the Oxford Companion to Music, as well as New Grove titles including: The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (2nd ed.), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, and the New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, Encyclopedia of Popular Music Online . Over 50,000 signed articles and 28,000 biographies.
  • Cambridge Companions Clear and accessible information on composers, instruments, or musical topics, written with the student, the performer, and the music lover in mind.
  • Proquest eBook Central Thousands of eBooks on a variety of topics from a variety of scholarly publishers and university presses. (Temporary free access due to COVID-19, ends June 27, 2020)
  • Taylor & Francis eBooks in science, humanities, social sciences, medicine, technology, and more. (Temporary free access due to COVID-19, ends May 30, 2020)
  • Classical Music Reference Library over 27,000 essays and images from 27 sources including Baker's Dictionary of Music, Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Women Composers, composer biographies, etc.
  • African-American Music Reference over 4000 essays from 124 sources
  • Garland Encyclopedia of World Music (w/audio) over 1000 essays and images from 10 sources with audio examples.
  • IPA Source The world's largest library of International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions and literal translations of opera arias and art song texts.
  • MusicalTheatreSong.com This online reference database for musical theater repertoire allows users to search 11,000+ titles spanning 150 years of shows, including over 3,000 downloadable Operetta titles and over 1,500 classical and "crossover" titles. It allow users to custom-tailor searchers using up to 20 different parameters and over 100 descriptive tags.
  • Chicago Manual of Style Online Completely searchable and easy to use, The Chicago Manual of Style Online provides recommendations on editorial style and publishing practices for the digital age. Now offering the full contents of the 17th and 16th editions.

Sheet Music Resources:

  • Classical Scores Library a growing collection of classical scores (currently at 14,542 scores, eventually to number over 15,000).

Video Resources:

  • medici.tv Described as 'the closest thing to a classical Netflix' by The New York Times, medici.tv offers the best of classical music to institutions across the globe, including concerts, operas, ballets, documentaries, and master classes.
  • Opera in Video over 300 hours of opera documentaries and filmed performances. 
  • Dance in Video over 500 hours of dance documentaries and filmed performances.
  • Theatre in Video Streaming video of performances (including musical theatre), interviews, lectures, and documentaries.

News

Article Resources:

Nursing and Health Sciences

Article Resources:

  • CINAHL Complete Includes full-text for over 1,300 journals; Nursing and allied health topics from 1937-present . Also includes Continuing Education Modules, Evidence-Based Care Sheets, Research Instruments, and Overviews of Diseases & Conditions.
  • ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source Nursing and allied health topics from 1986- present. Includes 860 full-text journals, 12,300 full-text dissertations, chapters from e-reference books, downloadable training videos from Medcom, and multicultural reports from CultureVision.
  • The Cochrane Library "A collection of databases that contain high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making."
  • PubMed Includes some full-text. Medicine, nursing, and dentistry topics, 1965 -present.
  • Health Source Includes some full-text. Health related articles and reference sources available in two editions: Nursing/Academic Edition or Consumer Edition. Years of coverage varies by title.
  • Medline Includes some full-text. Medicine, nursing, and dentistry topics, 1965 - present. 
  • Consumer Health Complete full-text of medical books and journals aimed at general public or average patient. Includes over 200 health reference books and encyclopedias.
  • PsycARTICLES All full-text. General psychology and specialized, basic, applied, clinical and theoretical research in 56 peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific journals from 1985 -.
  • PsycINFO 2.3 million citations and summaries of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, in psychology and related disciplines, 1887 - present.
  • Proquest Biological Sciences Provides comprehensive coverage of biological science fields including animal behavior, aquatic life and fisheries, chemoreception, biochemistry, ecology, plant science, toxicology, virology, microbiology, immunology genetics, health and safety science, oncogenes, entomology, and endocrinology neuroscience. Includes access to MEDLINE.

Professional Tools, Reference Resources & eBooks:

  • Micromedex Access to clinical databases with information about drugs, labs, toxicology, diseases, acute care, alternative medicine, IV compatibility etc. Also includes access to the CareNotes System.
  • Proquest eBook Central Thousands of eBooks on a variety of topics from a variety of scholarly publishers and university presses. (Temporary free access due to COVID-19, ends June 27, 2020)
  • Taylor & Francis eBooks in science, humanities, social sciences, medicine, technology, and more. (Temporary free access due to COVID-19, ends May 30, 2020)
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library contains the Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Disorders and the Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. (After clicking the link, click "proceed", then select the database.)
  • Global Road Warrior  Full-Text content in the areas of business, communications, culture, language, logistics, security, trade, and travel in order to strengthen mutual understanding across cultures.
  • School of Nursing Graduate Student Scholarly Projects (Millikin University) Digitized scholarly projects of master's and doctoral students at Millikin University

Video & Interactive Resources:

  • Nursing Education in Video Streaming videos created by Medcom-Trainex for the training of nurses, nursing assistants, and other healthcare workers.
  • Birth Story Videos Free online birth story videos from InJoy Health Education.
  • Filmakers Library Online Over 900 international documentaries about every subject including history, race and gender studies, human rights, globalization, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more.

Physics and Astronomy

Article Resources:

  • American Journal of Physics Full-text from 1933-Present. Published by the American Association of Physics Teachers.
  • Royal Society Journals International, peer reviewed journals in biology, physical sciences, and history of science. (Temporary free access due to COVID-19)
  • Academic Search Complete Includes full-text of over 9,000 journals. Multidisciplinary topics, some coverage as far back as 1887.
  • MathSciNet Contains millions of items and direct links to original articles from over 1,800 journals.

eBook Resources:

  • Proquest eBook Central Thousands of eBooks on a variety of topics from a variety of scholarly publishers and university presses. (Temporary free access due to COVID-19, ends June 27, 2020)
  • Taylor & Francis eBooks in science, humanities, social sciences, medicine, technology, and more. (Temporary free access due to COVID-19, ends May 30, 2020)

Political Science and Law

Article Resources:

  • JSTOR Full-text. Complete digitized back-runs of core scholarly journals in the arts and sciences. Note: This is not a current issues database.
  • HeinOnline Academic Includes more than 100 million pages of multidisciplinary content from journals, congressional and federal documents, world constitutions, and more in more than 100 subject areas, including history, political science, criminal justice, religious studies, international relations, women’s studies, pre-law, and many more. Includes constitutional, historical, and current materials available for the state of Illinois. (Temporary free access due to COVID-19, ends December 15, 2020)
  • Academic Search Complete Includes full-text of over 9,000 journals. Multidisciplinary topics, some coverage as far back as 1887.
  • SocINDEX with selected Full-Text Comprehensive sociology, anthropology, criminal justice, social work and political research database indexing over 800 core and secondary journals, books, conference papers and other sources from 1895-present. Citations and abstracts with some full-text journal articles.
  • Issues & Controversies Quick introductions to hot topics in politics, business, society, education, popular culture and news. Presents facts, opinions, history and context of timely issues with 100's of full-text articles updated weekly.

eBook & Reference Resources:

  • Proquest eBook Central Thousands of eBooks on a variety of topics from a variety of scholarly publishers and university presses. (Temporary free access due to COVID-19, ends June 27, 2020)
  • Taylor & Francis eBooks in science, humanities, social sciences, medicine, technology, and more. (Temporary free access due to COVID-19, ends May 30, 2020)
  • Black Thought & Culture Over 1300 non-fiction works by leading African-Americans.
  • Women & Social Movements in the U.S Over 4,000 full-text books, reports and other documents on women in U.S. history. 

Data & Statistics Resources:

  • Social Explorer Visualize and interact with data, create maps, charts, reports and downloads that help you reach your goals. Explore hundreds of thousands of built-in data indicators related to demography, economy, health, politics, environment, crime and more. (Temporary free access due to COVID-19, ends July 31, 2020)
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States The authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political and economic conditions of the United States from 2013-present.
  • Historical Statistics of the United States Population, economic, social and government statistics from colonial times to 2000. Most tables can be downloaded as PDF or Excel.
  • Nations of the World Completely-updated 2017 edition offers political, economic, business, and historical information on all the nations of the world.
  • Global Road Warrior Full-Text content in the areas of business, communications, culture, language, logistics, security, trade, and travel in order to strengthen mutual understanding across cultures.

Video Resources:

  • C-SPAN  over 160,000 hours of free digitized video of U.S. Congress, Presidents, federal agencies, hearings, speeches and more from 1987-present.

Psychology

Article Resources:

  • PsycINFO 2.3 million citations and summaries of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, in psychology and related disciplines, 1887 - .
  • PsycARTICLES All full-text. General psychology and specialized, basic, applied, clinical and theoretical research in 56 peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific journals from 1985 -.
  • Academic Search Complete Includes full-text of over 9,000 journals. Multidisciplinary topics, some coverage as far back as 1887.
  • ERIC (Educational Resource Information Center) Includes some full-text. Education resources literature and resources, 1965 - .
  • SocINDEX with selected Full-Text Comprehensive sociology, anthropology, criminal justice, social work and political research database indexing over 800 core and secondary journals, books, conference papers and other sources from 1895-present. Citations and abstracts with some full-text journal articles.

eBook Resources:

  • Proquest eBook Central Thousands of eBooks on a variety of topics from a variety of scholarly publishers and university presses. (Temporary free access due to COVID-19, ends June 27, 2020)
  • Taylor & Francis eBooks in science, humanities, social sciences, medicine, technology, and more. (Temporary free access due to COVID-19, ends May 30, 2020)

Video Resources:

  • Ethnographic Video Online 1000 streaming ethnographic videos, including documentaries, interviews, field notes, study guides, etc.
  • Filmakers Library Online Over 900 international documentaries about every subject including history, race and gender studies, human rights, globalization, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more. 

Reference

  • Credo Reference Background information from hundreds of books on a wide range of subjects. Provides articles, images, charts, maps and other materials, and features a concept mapping/visual search.
  • Issues & Controversies Quick introductions to hot topics in politics, business, society, education, popular culture and news. Presents facts, opinions, history and context of timely issues with 100's of full-text articles updated weekly.
  • Nations of the World Completely-updated 2017 edition offers political, economic and business information on all the nations of the world.
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States The authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political and economic conditions of the United States from 2013-present.
  • Global Road Warrior Full-Text content in the areas of business, communications, culture, language, logistics, security, trade, and travel in order to strengthen mutual understanding across cultures.
  • Britannica Online Short articles that include pictures, maps, and  links to additional information. Excellent for background information on almost any subject.  Note: library has access to free version only.
  • Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia General encyclopedia with definitions and short explanations from A to Z.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library Contains the St.James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Disorders, Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, and the Encyclopedia of American Religions. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7. (After clicking the link, click "proceed", then select the database.)
  • Oxford English Dictionary (OED) Online "The Oxford English Dictionary, the world's leading authority on the history and  development of the English language since 1150."
  • Digital Sanborn Maps (1867-1970) (Click "Browse Maps" at bottom of page).  Provides access to historical maps of Illinois.  "Sanborn maps are valuable historical tools for urban specialists, social historians, architects, geographers, genealogists, local historians, planners, environmentalists and anyone who wants to learn about the history, growth, and development of American cities, towns, and neighborhoods."  On-Campus Only!
  • HarpWeek The Civil War Era and Reconstruction I & II (1857-1877). This database consists of the pages of Harper's Weekly, scanned as images, together with subject terms to search.
  • Historical Statistics of the United States Population, economic, social and government statistics from colonial times to 2000. Most tables can be downloaded as PDF or Excel.

Religion & Philosophy

Article Resources:

  • Academic Search Complete Includes full-text of over 9,000 journals. Multidisciplinary topics, some coverage as far back as 1887.
  • JSTOR Full-text. Complete digitized back-runs of core scholarly journals in the arts and sciences. Note: This is not a current issues database.
  • HeinOnline Academic Includes more than 100 million pages of multidisciplinary content from journals, congressional and federal documents, world constitutions, and more in more than 100 subject areas, including history, political science, criminal justice, religious studies, international relations, women’s studies, pre-law, and many more. Includes constitutional, historical, and current materials available for the state of Illinois. (Temporary free access due to COVID-19, ends December 15, 2020)

Reference & eBook Resources:

  • Proquest eBook Central Thousands of eBooks on a variety of topics from a variety of scholarly publishers and university presses. (Temporary free access due to COVID-19, ends June 27, 2020)
  • Taylor & Francis eBooks in science, humanities, social sciences, medicine, technology, and more. (Temporary free access due to COVID-19, ends May 30, 2020)
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library contains the Encyclopedia of American Religions. (After clicking the link, click "proceed", then select the database.)

Video Resources:

  • Ethnographic Video Online 1000 streaming ethnographic videos, including documentaries, interviews, field notes, study guides, etc.
  • Filmakers Library Online Over 900 international documentaries about every subject including history, race and gender studies, human rights, globalization, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more. 

Sociology

Article Resources:

  • SocINDEX with selected Full-Text Comprehensive sociology, anthropology, criminal justice, social work and political research database indexing over 800 core and secondary journals, books, conference papers and other sources from 1895-present. Citations and abstracts with some full-text journal articles.
  • PsycINFO 2.3 million citations and summaries of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, in psychology and related disciplines, 1887 - .
  • PsycARTICLES All full-text. General psychology and specialized, basic, applied, clinical and theoretical research in 56 peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific journals from 1985 -.
  • Academic Search Complete Includes full-text of over 9,000 journals. Multidisciplinary topics, some coverage as far back as 1887.
  • JSTOR Full-text. Complete digitized back-runs of core scholarly journals in the arts and sciences. Note: This is not a current issues database.

Data & Statistics Resources:

  • Social Explorer Visualize and interact with data, create maps, charts, reports and downloads that help you reach your goals. Explore hundreds of thousands of built-in data indicators related to demography, economy, health, politics, environment, crime and more. (Temporary free access due to COVID-19, ends July 31, 2020)
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States The authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political and economic conditions of the United States from 2013-present.
  • Historical Statistics of the United States Population, economic, social and government statistics from colonial times to 2000. Most tables can be downloaded as PDF or Excel.
  • Global Road Warrior   Full-Text content in the areas of business, communications, culture, language, logistics, security, trade, and travel in order to strengthen mutual understanding across cultures.

eBooks Resources:

  • Proquest eBook Central Thousands of eBooks on a variety of topics from a variety of scholarly publishers and university presses. (Temporary free access due to COVID-19, ends June 27, 2020)
  • Taylor & Francis eBooks in science, humanities, social sciences, medicine, technology, and more. (Temporary free access due to COVID-19, ends May 30, 2020)

Video Resources:

  • Ethnographic Video Online 1000 streaming ethnographic videos, including documentaries, interviews, field notes, study guides, etc.
  • Filmakers Library Online Over 900 international documentaries about every subject including history, race and gender studies, human rights, globalization, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more. 

Sport and Exercise Science

Article Resources:

  • SPORTDiscus Covers many aspects of sports, sports medicine, physical fitness, and exercise in journals, books, dissertations, and conference proceedings, some back to 1800.
  • ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source Nursing and allied health topics from 1986- present. Includes 860 full-text journals, 12,300 full-text dissertations, chapters from e-reference books, downloadable training videos from Medcom, and multicultural reports from CultureVision.
  • PubMed Includes some full-text. Medicine, nursing, and dentistry topics, 1965 -present .
  • Medline Includes some full-text. Medicine, nursing, and dentistry topics, 1965 - .
  • CINAHL Complete Includes full-text for over 1,300 journals; Mostly nursing and allied health topics from 1937 - present, but includes some articles on subjects like athletic training and sports medicine. Also includes Continuing Education Modules, Evidence-Based Care Sheets, Research Instruments, and Overviews of Diseases & Conditions. Includes some full-text journals.
  • PsycINFO 2.3 million citations and summaries of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, in psychology and related disciplines, 1887 - . Good for sports & exercise psychology topics.
  • PsycARTICLES All full-text. General psychology and specialized, basic, applied, clinical and theoretical research in 56 peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific journals from 1985 -. Good for sports & exercise psychology topics.
  • ERIC (Educational Resource Information Center) Includes some full-text. Education resources literature and resources, 1965 - . Good for physical education topics.
  • Proquest Biological Sciences Provides comprehensive coverage of biological science fields including animal behavior, aquatic life and fisheries, chemoreception, biochemistry, ecology, plant science, toxicology, virology, microbiology, immunology genetics, health and safety science, oncogenes, entomology, and endocrinology neuroscience. Includes access to MEDLINE.
  • Academic Search Complete Includes full-text of over 9,000 journals. Multidisciplinary topics, some coverage as far back as 1887.

eBook Resources:

  • Proquest eBook Central Thousands of eBooks on a variety of topics from a variety of scholarly publishers and university presses. (Temporary free access due to COVID-19, ends June 27, 2020)
  • Taylor & Francis eBooks in science, humanities, social sciences, medicine, technology, and more. (Temporary free access due to COVID-19, ends May 30, 2020)

Data & Statistics Resources:

Theatre and Dance

Article Resources:

  • International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full-Text This database is the definitive research tool for theatre and dance studies and contains full text for the top performing arts journals.
  • MLA Bibliography with Full Text Combines the definitive index for the study of language, literature, linguistics, rhetoric and composition, folklore, and film with full text for more than 1,000 journals, including many of the leading publications in these fields.
  • JSTOR Full-text. Complete digitized back-runs of core scholarly journals in the arts and sciences. Note: This is not a current issues database.
  • Academic Search Complete Includes full-text of over 9,000 journals. Multidisciplinary topics, some coverage as far back as 1887.
  • SocINDEX with selected Full-Text Comprehensive sociology, anthropology, social work and political research database indexing over 800 core and secondary journals, books, conference papers and other sources from 1895-present. Citations and abstracts with some full-text journal articles.
  • New York Times (Historical) Full-text and images for leading U.S. national newspaper 1851-2016. This is a great resource for theatre reviews.

Play/Script/Song Resources:

  • New Play Exchange The New Play Exchange (NPX), a National New Play Network project, is the world’s largest digital library of scripts by living writers. Designed and built with the needs of the entire new play sector in mind, the New Play Exchange serves writers, producers, directors, artistic directors, literary managers, dramaturgs, publishers, agents, actors, professors, students, and even fans of the theater.
  • Drama Texts Collection Over 13,000 plays spanning nearly a millennium of dramatic writing and covering the core works of the Western canon alongside their important yet forgotten contemporaries.
  • 20th Century Drama (1891-2008) Bringing together an unparalleled collection of the most important works from the last century from the English-speaking world, Twentieth-Century Drama features plays from over 300 noted playwrights and lesser known dramatists.
  • 20th Century North American Drama 2059 plays by 434 playwrights, together with detailed, fielded information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more. Includes selected playbills, production photographs, and other ephemera related to the plays.
  • 20th Century North American Drama (2nd Edition) 1,905 plays by 419 playwrights, and more than 150 of the plays are published here for the first time, including a number by major authors.
  • American Drama (1714-1915) American dramatic writing in all its richness and diversity - over 1,500 dramatic works from the early eighteenth century up to the beginning of the twentieth.
  • Asian American Drama 252 plays by 42 playwrights, with detailed information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more.
  • Black Drama 1462 plays by 233 playwrights, with detailed information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more. Includes selected playbills, production photos, and other ephemera.
  • Black Drama (3rd Edition) More than 1,700 plays written from the mid-1800s to the present by more than 200 playwrights from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African diaspora countries. Many of the works are rare, hard to find, or out of print. More than 40 percent of the collection consists of previously unpublished plays by writers such as Langston Hughes, Ed Bullins, Willis Richardson, Amiri Baraka, Randolph Edmonds, Zora Neale Hurston, and many others.
  • Contemporary World Drama New work from our existing playwright partners alongside work from up-and-coming playwrights from around the world, including recently produced world premieres, previously unpublished works, etc. from every continent.
  • English Drama A unique collection of more than 3,900 plays in verse and prose tracing the development of drama in English from the medieval mystery cycles to the comedies of Oscar Wilde.
  • Latin American Drama Plays written by Latin American playwrights in the 19th-21st centuries. Besides serving as a rich resource for literature scholars, the collection also supports the study of American history, ethnic diversity, immigration issues, and political history.
  • North American Indian Drama 256 plays by 49 Native American playwrights.
  • North American Women's Drama 1517 plays by 330 female playwrights, together with detailed, fielded information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more.
  • North American Women's Drama (2nd Edition) 1,517 plays by 330 playwrights and brings these writings the attention they deserve, by publishing the full text of plays written from Colonial times to the present by more than 100 women from the United States and Canada.
  • Theatre in Context Collection includes O'Dells Annals of the American Stage, Oxford University Press Companions, along with playbills, posters, photographs, and theatrical ephemera.
  • MusicalTheatreSong.com This online reference database for musical theater repertoire allows users to search 11,000+ titles spanning 150 years of shows, including over 3,000 downloadable Operetta titles and over 1,500 classical and "crossover" titles. It allow users to custom-tailor searchers using up to 20 different parameters and over 100 descriptive tags.

eBook Resources:

  • Proquest eBook Central Thousands of eBooks on a variety of topics from a variety of scholarly publishers and university presses. (Temporary free access due to COVID-19, ends June 27, 2020)
  • Taylor & Francis eBooks in science, humanities, social sciences, medicine, technology, and more. (Temporary free access due to COVID-19, ends May 30, 2020)

Video Resources:

  • Dance in Video over 500 hours of dance documentaries and filmed performances.
  • Theatre in Video Streaming video of performances (including musical theatre), interviews, lectures, and documentaries.
  • Opera in Video over 300 hours of opera documentaries and filmed performances.
  • Swank Digital Campus Films from major Hollywood studios, documentary providers, independent filmmakers and international film companies provide a diverse library of more than 25,000 films and TV shows for streaming academic use. Millikin's "Flex 50" subscription allows only 50 active titles at a time; additions/changes in titles available must be requested by professors/instructors.
  • Filmakers Library Online Over 900 international documentaries about every subject including history, race and gender studies, human rights, globalization, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more. 

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General and Multi-Disciplinary Databases

Academic Search Complete Includes full-text of over 9,000 journals. Multidisciplinary topics, some coverage as far back as 1887.

Wilson OmniFile Full-Text Select Includes some full-text. Multidisciplinary topics, including science, humanities, education and business topics from US and international professional publications, academic journals, and trade magazines, 1994 - present.

Credo Reference Background information from hundreds of books on a wide range of subjects. Provides articles, images, charts, maps and other materials, and features a concept mapping/visual search.

Issues & Controversies Quick introductions to hot topics in politics, business, society, education, popular culture and news. Presents facts, opinions, history and context of timely issues with 100's of full-text articles updated weekly.

JSTOR Full-text. Complete digitized back-runs of core scholarly journals in the arts and sciences. Note: This is not a current issues database.

Masterfile Premier Index and some full-text for over 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and more. This database also contains full-text for more than 500 reference books, over 107,000 primary source documents and images.

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