Databases for General Interdisciplinary


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Academic Search Premier (1965 - Present)
Multi-interdisciplinary database that provides indexing and abstracts for over 8,500 journals, with full text for many titles. A good starting place for beginning research and quickly finding full text articles for a variety of topics.
Digital collection of thousands of fully searchable, full text electronic books from scholarly publishers.
Biographical info about 17,400 American men and women. Updated semi-annually.
Annual Reviews (1930 - Present)
Full text access to Annual Reviews publications in 40 disciplines in the sciences and social sciences. Synthesizes the vast amount of primary research literature and identifies the principal contributions in a given field. Coverage dates back to the first volume, which varies for each publication.
AP Images (1826 - Present) streaming music/mediaimages
AP Images contains contemporary and historical (to 1800s) news and culture photographs from Associated Press. Also available are audio files from the 1920s to the present, Associated Press news stories from 1997 on, and a collection of graphics (e.g., maps, charts/graphs, logos, illustrations).
Topic-focused digital collections of historical documents.
ArticleFirst (1990 - Present)
Contains citations for articles from scholarly and trade publications in a number of subjects (humanities, social sciences, sciences, business, and medicine).
ArtSEARCHLogin required. See a librarian for access.
Access current job postings relating to theatre and the arts.
Indexes more than 50,000 critical titles in the sciences from 2005 to present.  Books are connected to the greater citation indexes of the arts & humanities and social sciences.
Indexes more than 50,000 critical titles in the social sciences and humanities from 2005 to present.  Books are connected to the greater citation indexes for the sciences.
Bibliographic resource containing 5 million books, audio books, and video titles currently in print. Also contains short biographies of authors.
Provides over 75,000 articles including 23,000 biographies, headlines from major newspapers and full-text articles from over 700 magazines.  Rich with graphics, multimedia and an extensive world atlas.
Cairn includes French language periodicals in the social sciences and humanities as well as a large multidisciplinary collection of French reference works in the section titled Encyclopedies de Poche.
Online access to the Cambridge Histories series. Over 200 titles in a variety of disciplines.
Search and access the full text of selected reference books, such as dictionaries and encyclopedias, covering a wide range of subjects.
Indexes full text for some journals Reed subscribes to.
Fast and comprehensive identification and assessment of the best research articles in biology and medicine by the world’s largest group of leading scientists and clinicians. F1000Prime provides researchers with a personalized literature service using a collection of innovative tools and resources.
Search and access the full text of selected reference books, such as dictionaries and encyclopedias, covering a wide range of subjects.
Comprehensive overview of musical traditions worldwide.
JSTOR (1800 - Varies)
Full text complete archives of selected core scholarly journals in various disciplines. All parts of the journals are scanned, including any images. Current issues of journals are generally not included.
Online version of the authoritative French dictionary
This unique tool includes practice tests for many graduate admissions tests including the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, and MCAT.  Also includes a number of helpful courses and skill building exercises in a wide variety of areas including math skills, vocabulary skills, and personal finance.  Note that you must create a personal account on the site to use this tool.
LexisNexis Academic (1980 - Present)
Full text access to thousands of news, business and legal publications. A good source for current articles in the New York Times and other major newspapers, and for looking up information about companies, industries and countries.
U.S. and international company financial data, annual reports, and information on executives and corporate subsidiaries.
Millions of full-text, fully searchable pages of primary source material covering a wide range of topics. Includes books, pamphlets, essays, photographs, newspapers, letters, maps, sheet music and more.
Includes pro and con arguments for "hot topics".   Also includes primary source documents, statistical information, court case overviews, and other materials to help make sense of controversial topics.  
Biographical information about around 60,000 men and women important to British history.
Contains facts, figures, definitions, and translations in most fields, from art and architecture to science.
PapersFirst (1993 - Present)
Includes articles presented at conferences worldwide.
Polling the Nations (1986 - Present) data source
Public opinion survey results from U.S. and international news sources and polling organizations.
ProceedingsFirst (1993 - Present)
Index of conference proceedings.
Full text of historical newspapers, including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and Boston Globe. Also includes historical black newspapers including the Chicago Defender, the Los Angeles Sentinel, the New York Amsterdam News, and the Pittsburgh Courier. From the Basic Search page, choose 'Select multiple databases' to select a specific newspaper. Coverage varies but generally starts in the 1800s.
Index of popular periodical literature from 1890 to 1982.
This unique resource allows you to search the contents of hundreds of print books held here at Reed.
Archive of public opinion survey data. See quick snapshots of public opinion or download data sets.
Social Explorer (1790 - Present) data source
Social Explorer provides easy access to demographic information about the United States, from 1790 to present.
Video clips from major television news networks, some as streaming video, but most must be ordered.  Contact Dena for help in placing an order.
Searchable archive of the important fashion magazine. Advertisements are included and images are keyword indexed.
Web of Science (1900 - Present)
Citations to articles from core journals in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities and conference proceedings in the sciences and social sciences. Ability to search by keyword, author, and cited references make this an important tool for research.
The OCLC Online Union Catalog, containing over 50 million records describing items owned by libraries around the world. Includes books, journal and newspaper titles (but not reference to individual articles), sound recordings, musical scores, films, manuscripts, etc.
Collection of national and international databases of government-sponsored scientific research.