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This is a list of Nash library's databases and eBook collections. You can search through most of these simultaneously using Leo Search (see link above).
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  • ABC-CLIO eBook Collection
    A full-text online collection of encyclopedias, handbooks, dictionaries, and guides in the areas of business, crime and punishment, entrepreneurship, geography, music, physical and mental health, politics, law and government, pop culture, folklore and mythology, religion, science, technology and the environment, society and education, United States history, world history, and world issues.
  • Academic Search Complete
    A multi-disciplinary database covering many areas of academic study, with more than 7,000 full-text periodicals, including nearly 6,000 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 11,000 journals and a total of more than 11,600 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc.
  • ACLS Humanities E-Book Collection
    A collection of over 4,000 books chosen by scholars for their significance in their respective fields. These make great secondary sources for your research. The link takes you to a search screen; you can also click the "Browse" heading to browse by title, author, or subject.
  • AHFS Consumer Medication Information
    AHFS Consumer Medication Information is a trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information, available in both English and Spanish. Published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, AHFS includes more than a thousand drug information monographs written in lay language for consumers and has been a Top Ten Award Winner in the Department of Health and Human Services National Consumer Education Materials Contest. This content is updated monthly.
  • American Doctoral Dissertations
    This is a free source for 20th century doctoral dissertations and masters theses. It includes over 153,000 entries. It can also be accessed at
  • The Argus
    The Argus is the university yearbook. We have digitized several past editions, which are available here. We would like to eventually digitize all of them, but we need your help! Please contact us if you would like to sponsor a year!
    This database, maintained by Cornell University Library, is a pre-print archive of papers in physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance and statistics. A pre-print is a paper that has not yet been peer reviewed. Academic authors from around the world submit their papers to as a way of sharing their work for free. If your assignment requires peer-reviewed articles, don't use this source!


  • Bibliography of Native North Americans (BNNA)
    A bibliographic database covering all aspects of native North American culture, history, and life. This resource covers a wide range of topics including archaeology, multicultural relations, gaming, governance, legend, and literacy. BNNA contains more than 137,000 citations for books, essays, journal articles, and government documents of the United States and Canada. Dates of coverage for included content range from the sixteenth century to the present.
  • Biological Abstracts 1969 - Present
    A collection of bibliographic references covering international life science and biomedical research literature published from more than 4,000 journals. It provides access to the latest information in many life science disciplines and contains nearly 7.7 million records from as far back as 1969, with more than 370,000 citations added each year. Most of the records include informative abstracts written by the author.
  • BioOne
    A collection of critical, high-quality titles across the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences. Nash Library provides access to a total of 97 full text titles. BioOne.1 includes 87 publications, and the BioOne Open Access Collection now includes 14 titles. 84% of BioOne.1's titles are ISI ranked, and many titles are considered leaders in their respective fields.
    This is a pre-print archive for papers in life sciences. A pre-print is a paper that has not yet been peer reviewed. Academic authors from around the world submit their papers to pre-print archives as a way of sharing their work for free. If your assignment requires peer-reviewed articles, don't use this source!
  • Book Collection Nonfiction: Elementary School Edition
    Includes abstracts and searchable full text for more than 1,290 popular nonfiction books for elementary school students. Includes high-interest titles on animals, weather, holidays, Native Americans, United States, Canada, biographies, civics and more.
  • Book Collection Nonfiction: High School Edition
    Includes abstracts and searchable full text for more than 2,440 popular nonfiction books for high school students. Includes high-interest titles on careers, health, ethnicity, disabilities, technology, biographies, music, science, history, civics and more.
  • Book Collection Nonfiction: Middle School Edition
    Includes informative abstracts and searchable full text for more than 3,100 popular nonfiction books for middle school students. Includes high-interest titles on careers, health, ethnicity, disabilities, technology, biographies, history, science, women, civics and more.
  • Britannica PreK-8 Online
    For both educators and students. Contains content for both elementary and middle school students, also includes the Britannica Learning Zone, a PreK-2 interactive learning environment.
  • Business Source Complete
    Contains indexing, abstracting, and full-text for peer-reviewed, business related journals. Abstracts for important scholarly business journals back as far as 1886 are included. It includes cited references for more than 1,200 journals and detailed author profiles for 25,000 authors. It contains journals in marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics.


  • Communication and Mass Media Complete
    Offers cover-to-cover ("core") indexing and abstracts for more than 550 journals, and selected ("priority") coverage of nearly 200 more, for a combined coverage of 737 titles. Furthermore, this database includes full text for over 440 journals. Many major journals have indexing, abstracts, PDFs and searchable cited references from their first issues to the present (dating as far back as 1915).
  • Consumer Health Complete
    This is a database of popular (non-academic, non-peer reviewed) health publications.
  • CQ Almanac
    The primary source for coverage and analysis of U.S. Congressional legislation from 1945 to today. CQ Almanac is renowned for its in-depth analysis of the path legislation takes through Congress, including how bills get changed, are derailed, or ultimately get passed during an annual session of Congress.


  • Database of Award-Winning Children's Literature
    Has over 7,000 records from 84 awards across six English-speaking countries (United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, England, and Ireland). Each book is indexed to some degree so users can find it using the form search or the keyword search.
  • Digital Public Library of America
    This is a free platform where libraries, museums, and cultural heritage institutions share primary source materials and organize them into online exhibits and primary source sets. You can use it to find primary source materials for your own research, or you can use the digital exhibits and primary source sets in lesson planning.


  • EBSCO eBook Collection
    A full-text online collection of works in a wide variety of subject areas, including classic primary sources (including essays, legal documents, novels, children's books, and plays), scholarly and popular secondary sources, and test prep resources.
  • Education Resource Information Center (ERIC) - EBSCO version
    Provides access to education literature and resources. This subscription database contains more than 1,300,000 records with full text for many of them.
  • Education Resource Information Center (ERIC)-- U. S. Government site
    Provides access to education literature and resources. It include fewer full-text documents than the EBSCO version.
  • Education Source
    Contains scholarly research and information relating to all areas of education. It covers all levels of education from early childhood to higher education, and educational specialties, like multilingual education, health education, testing, curriculum instruction, administration, policy, funding, and related social issues. It has abstracts for thousands of journals and includes full text for more than 1,700 journals, 550 books and monographs, and numerous education-related conference papers.
  • Explora: Educator's Edition
    This is a database that is available at all public and school libraries in Oklahoma. Teachers can search it to find education materials.



  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Online reference collection with eReference books on a variety of subjects, including history, science, literature, and social sciences.
  • GreenFILE
    Covers all aspects of human impact to the environment. Includes content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments, and what can be done at each level to minimize these effects. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 535,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 5,800 records.
  • Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art
    Provides historical and current uses of materials and techniques from painting and sculpture to non-traditional media such as digital and video art. Coverage includes materials in art practice; materials in conservation; classes of artifacts; techniques and methods, terms, tools, theory, fakes & forgeries, and conservation theorists and practitioners.


  • Health Source: Consumer Edition
    Provides access to nearly 80 full-text, consumer health magazines, covering topics such as AIDS, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, aging, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children's health, & women's health. It includes full text for current, health-related pamphlets and nearly 130 health reference books, including books published by the People's Medical Society. It contains more than 9,900 Clinical Reference Systems reports, Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, and Merriam-Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary.
  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
    Provides nearly 550 scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong. In addition, this database includes the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.


  • JSTOR  
    Offers archives of leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work. The entire corpus is full-text searchable, offers search term highlighting, includes high-quality images, and is interlinked by millions of citations and references.


  • Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)
    Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. It indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings.
  • Literature Resource Center
    Includes more than 850,000 full-text articles, critical essays and reviews from more than 360 scholarly journals and literary magazines, 7,000 overviews of frequently studied works, 30,000 full-text poems, short stories and plays, 8,000 interviews, and 2,800 author portraits. Also includes 145,000 entries for in-depth biographical, bibliographical & contextual information on authors’ lives and works in addition to more than 70,000 selected full-text critical essays and reviews.


  • Magill's Literary Annual
    Evaluates 200 major examples of serious literature published during the previous calendar year. Covers works of interest to general readers. This resource is searchable back to 1977 and includes cumulative title and author indices.
  • MAS Ultra - School Edition
    Contains full text for nearly 500 popular, high school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for 85,670 biographies and over 107,000 primary source documents. It also contains more than 360 reference books, an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs, and expanded full-text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.
  • MasterFILE Premier
    contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, and multicultural issues. It also contains more than 500 reference books, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags. It offers PDF backfiles (as far back as 1975) for key publications including American Libraries, Foreign Affairs, History Today, Judaism, Library Journal, National Review, Saturday Evening Post, etc.
  • MathSciNet
    This is a database of reviews, abstracts and bibliographic information for mathematical sciences. It includes over 3 million items and over 1.7 million direct links to original articles. In many cases, we may not subscribe to the original journal, but you can request it through Interlibrary Loan.
    This is a subscription database for medical articles. It includes citations for over 5,600 journals.
  • Middle Search Plus
    Contains full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. It also contains primary source documents, reference books, and thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags.
  • Military & Government Collection
    Designed to offer current news relevant to all branches of the military and government. Provides full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals and indexing and abstracts for more than 400 additional titles.
  • MLA Directory of Periodicals
    Includes information on over 5,500 journals, 4,400 of which are indexed in the International Bibliography. Each entry includes editorial contact information, frequency, circulation, subscription prices, and submission guidelines.
  • MLA International Bibliography
    Produced by the Modern Language Association (MLA), this bibliography contains over 2.2 million citations from more than 4,400 journals & series, and 1,000 book publishers. Coverage is international and includes almost 60 titles from J-STOR's language and literature collection as well as links to full text. Subjects consist of literature, language and linguistics, folklore, literary theory & criticism, dramatic arts, as well as the historical aspects of printing and publishing.


  • Nash Library Catalog
    Includes primarily materials physically located inside Nash Library. This includes books, print and microform journals, and audio/video materials covering a variety of subject areas.
  • Naxos Music Library
    Naxos Music Library is the world´s largest online classical music library. It offers streaming access to more than 110,000 CDs. It also includes guides to music of different eras, ("Guided Tours" tab), opera libretti and synopses ("Resources" tab), a glossary and definitions of music terms ("Resources" tab), work analyses ("Resources" tab), and other educational information.
  • Newspaper Source Plus
    Includes 1,520 full-text newspapers, providing more than 28 million full-text articles. Contains comprehensive full text for major newspapers. All staff articles are also included from many newspapers. In addition, Newspaper Source Plus features more than 601,300 television and radio news transcripts, videos & podcasts.
  • Newswires
    Continuously provides nearly real-time access to world news from the Associated Press, United Press International, PR Newswire, Xinhua, CNN Wire, and Business Wire. Includes AP Financial News, AP Top News, AP WorldStream, AP U.S. Politics & Government, AP 50 State Reports, UPI Security Industry, UPI Emerging Threats, UPI Business, UPI Entertainment, UPI Sports, UPI Top News, Arabia 2000, and more. Each record links outward to the news provider's website. Records are retained for 30 days, after which they are replaced with current news.


  • Oklahoman Archives
    Contains full-text of The Oklahoman dating back to 1901.
  • Oxford English Dictionary
    A historical dictionary covering words from across the English-speaking world. It also offers the best in etymological analysis and in listing of variant spellings, and it shows pronunciation using the International Phonetic Alphabet. Its entry structure is very different from that of a dictionary of current English; for each word in the OED, the senses are dealt with in chronological order. In complex entries, the development over time can be seen in several 'branches'.
  • Oxford Reference Online
    An online reference collection including works on history, literature, theatre, rhetoric, linguistics, global change, and other topics.


  • PILOTS: Published International Literature On Traumatic Stress
    The PILOTS bibliographic database, covering the Published International Literature On Traumatic Stress, is produced at the headquarters of the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in White River Junction, Vermont. The PILOTS database is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Its goal is to include citations to all literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health sequelae of traumatic events, without disciplinary, linguistic, or geographical limitations, and to offer both current and retrospective coverage.
  • Primary Search
    Contains full text for more than 80 popular, elementary school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Includes the Encyclopedia of Animals™, and features Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, providing students with easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids. The database also provides the American Heritage® Children's Dictionary, 3rd Edition from Houghton Mifflin, and thousands of relevant photos, maps, and flags.
  • Professional Development Collection
    Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports.
  • Project Muse
    Offers a selection of complete, full-text versions of journals in the humanities and social sciences from many of the world's leading university presses and scholarly societies. The complete content of each and every issue is online—including all charts, graphic images—with articles available in HTML, PDF, or both formats.
    A definitive source of full text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology. The database contains approximately 150,000 articles from over 70 journals It includes all journal articles, book reviews, letters to the editor, and errata from each journal. Coverage spans 1894 to present; nearly all APA journals go back to Volume 1, Issue 1.
  • PubMed
    This is a free database with millions of health sciences citations. Some of the articles are freely available, while others you may request through interlibrary loan.


  • Regional Business News
    Provides full text for more than 80 regional US and Canadian business publications including The Journal Record which covers the Oklahoma City region.
  • Regional Business News Plus
    Includes full text coverage from hundreds of U.S. and International newspapers and regional business publications, totaling over 60 million full-text articles.


  • Small Business Reference Center
    Provides information on topics from starting a company and sales to growing or rescuing a business. Contains nearly 400 full-text periodicals and over 450 full-text reference books. The interface guides users through small business and entrepreneurial subject areas, common business types, a help and advice section, and provides information on how to create business plans. A collection of state-specific resources supports the researcher with demographic data and other local information.
  • SocArXiv
    This is a pre-print archive for the social sciences. Pre-prints are papers that have been completed by scholars but have not been peer reviewed. Scholars submit them to pre-print archives as a way of sharing them for free. If your assignment requires peer-reviewed articles, don't use this source!
  • SpringerLink eBook Collection
    A full-text online collection of encyclopedias, handbooks, and guides primarily covering the social sciences. This collection covers psychology, medicine, education & language, economics, public health, and philosophy.


  • TOPICsearch
    Covers social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms. Includes controversial opinions and viewpoints. Contains full text for over 60,000 articles from 399 diverse sources including international and regional newspapers, periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information.
  • The Trend
    The Trend is the university's student newspaper. We have digitized the back issues, which are available here.


  • Web News
    Provides nearly real-time access to thousands of top news feeds from around the world. Includes over 14,000 feeds covering a range of business and general news topics. Each record links outward to the news feed itself.
  • Wolfram Alpha  
    Freely available on the web, this "computational knowledge engine" is designed by Wolfram Research, an educational software company best known for producing Mathematica software. This resource can perform calculations, but it can also retrieve statistics and other reference information. Because it does not connect computed results directly to the original data sources, Wolfram Alpha is not an ideal resource in terms of accountability. In spite of this, it remains a capable tool.
  • WorldCat FirstSearch
    Identifies items (both print and electronic) available in Nash library and in other libraries. To request an item owned by another library, simply click on the ILL icon.
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