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Following is a list of recommended database resources.


  • A-Z List for eJournals
    Contents: Search to determine if CSM has full text access to a particular journal or article
  • Academic Search Complete (EBSCOhost)
    Focus: Multiple subject areas
    Contents: Scholarly journals
  • Academic Video Online
    Focus: Multiple subject areas
    Contents: Over 66,000 titles spanning the widest range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more.

  • AccessPhysiotherapy
    Focus: AccessPhysiotherapy from McGraw-Hill Medical is devoted exclusively to the study, instruction, and practice of physical therapy
    Contents: This comprehensive online physiotherapy resource integrates leading physical therapy textbooks, procedure and exercise videos, image galleries, self-assessment tools, and a unique cadaver dissection tool.

  • ArchiveGrid
    Focus: Arts and Humanities, Engineering, Health Sciences, Science, and Social Sciences
    Contents: Description of archival collections owned by libraries, museums & historical societies


  • Biography Reference Bank (EBSCOhost)
    Focus: Biographies of over 500,000 people
    Contents: Biographical profiles, articles, interviews, essays, book reviews, performance reviews, speeches, and obituaries
  • Business Source Complete (EBSCOhost)
    Focus: Business
    Contents: Peer-reviewed business publications, magazines, non-journal content includes market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT analyses


  • Chronicle of Higher Education
    Focus: Higher education
    Contents: News, information, and jobs for university faculty members, and administrators
  • CINAHL Complete (EBSCOhost)
    Focus: Nursing, allied health and medicine
    Contents: Scholarly journal articles, health care book chapters, nursing dissertations, conference proceedings, standards of practice and audiovisual materials
  • Consumer Health Complete (EBSCOhost)
    Focus: Medical information
    Content: Health information aimed at the general public. Covers all areas of health and wellness.
  • Credo Reference
    Focus: Multiple subject areas
    Contents: Subject encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, reference handbooks, short reference videos, high-resolution art images and images from other subject areas



  • EBSCOhost
    Access point for all Ebsco databases subscribed to by College of Saint Mary
  • ERIC
    Focus: Education
    Contents: Scholarly journals, reports, conference papers and books
  • European Views of the Americas: 1493-1750 (EBSCOhost)
    Focus: European works that relate to the Americas
    Contents: Index of books, manuscripts, and other materials printed in Europe
  • Explora (EBSCOhost)
    Focus: Reference, Multiple Subject Areas
    Content: Browse or search across multiple databases, including MasterFILE Complete, Consumer Health Complete, and Legal Information Reference Center for articles from popular magazines, topic overviews for general researchers, and more.


  • F.A. Davis PT Collection
    Focus : The F.A. Davis PT Collection on AccessPhysiotherapy is the most comprehensive digital subscription product on the market for educators and physical therapy students
    Contents : Physical Therapy Cases—A wide range of cases designed to help physical therapy students learn in the context of real patients by applying the PT principles to real-life situations. Extensive Video Library—A robust library of over 400+ videos from leaders in the PT field designed to teach exercise and rehabilitation techniques, kinetics, and physical therapy interventions.

  • FirstSearch

    Focus: Sciences, humanities, business, and social sciences
    Contents: Collection of databases with access to citations and abstracts from scholarly journals

  • Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (EBSCOhost)
    Focus: Reference
    Content: Student-friendly encyclopedia covering more than 25,000 topics


  • Global Issues in Context

    Focus: Global Perspectives in Politics, Geography, Health and Medicine, Science, Technology, Culture, Law, and more
    Contents: Newspapers, magazines, journal articles, blogs, reference, primary source documents, videos, statistics, and country information

  • GreenFILE (EBSCOhost)

    Focus: Global Climate Change, Green Building, Pollution, Sustainable Agriculture, Renewable Energy, Recycling, and more
    Contents: Scholarly articles, government documents and reports


  • Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA)

    Focus: Medical research and information
    Contents: Journal articles covering general medicine and specialties

  • Journal of Catholic Higher Education
    Focus: Catholic higher education 
    Contents: Peer reviewed articles and commentary published by the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities

  • JSTOR Life Sciences Collection

    Focus: Multidisciplinary collection in Field Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, Epidemiology, and Public Health
    Contents: Journal articles covering Ecology, Botany, Plant Sciences, Conservation, Zoology, General Science, and Health Sciences

  • JSTOR Sustainability Collection

    Focus: Academic and policy research on environmental stresses and their impact on society
    Contents: Journal articles and research reports covering Environmental Studies, Business & Economics, Law, Environmental Science, Aquatic and Biological Sciences, Ecology, and Urban Studies



  • MAS Complete (EBSCOhost)
    Focus: News, Multiple Subject Areas
    Content: Contains full text for hundreds of popular magazines and e-books covering news, politics, science, sports culture and more. It also includes thousands of full-text primary source documents and videos from the Associated Press. Example titles include Newsweek, People, Time etc.
  • MasterFILE Complete (EBSCOhost)
    Focus: Business, Healthcare, Education, Fitness, Education, Sports & Leisure, Personal Finance, General Science, Multicultural Issues, DIY and Fashion
    Contents: Reference books, primary source documents, image collection, maps & flags
  • MyHeritage Library Edition (EBSCOhost)
    Focus: Genealogy
    Contents: global genealogy resources, including census data, vital records and more.


  • Nebraska Access
    Access to multiple databases provided to Nebraska residents
  • The New England Journal of Medicine
    Focus: Medical Research and Information
    Contents: Peer reviewed journal articles covering biomedical science and clinical practice​​
  • New York Times Group Pass Registration
    The CSM Library provides complete access to for current students, staff, and faculty members through the New York Times Group Pass program. You must have a valid email address to register for a Group Pass.
  • Nexis Uni (Formerly Lexis Academic)
    Focus: Business and Law
    Contents: Newspaper Articles, Business and Company Information, Government Information, Legal Cases, and Law Review Articles
  • NoveList Plus (EBSCOhost)
    Focus: Book Reviews, Education
    Contents: Fiction and nonfiction reading recommendations, book reviews, series information and more. For all ages.


  • Open Access On MUSE
    Focus: Multidisciplinary, Academic
    Content: Project MUSE offers open access (OA) books, journals, and digital humanities works from several distinguished university presses, scholarly societies, and independent not-for-profit academic publishers.
  • Original Sources
    Focus: U.S. history from 1493 to modern times
    Contents: Primary source documents and other media
  • OvidSP
    Focus: Nursing and Medicine
    Contents: Scholarly Journals


  • Points of View Reference Center (EBSCOhost)
    Focus: Multidisciplinary, Reference, Debate
    Content: Essays and articles presenting multiple sides of 400+ controversial issues; supports students developing persuasive debate and writing skills.
  • Primary Search (EBSCOhost)
    Focus: Education, Reference
    Content: Popular elementary school magazines and reference sources covering a broad range of subjects.
  • ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health Source
    Focus: Healthcare Research and Information, covering Nursing and Allied health
    Contents: Scholarly journals, dissertations and theses, video and audio, books, conference papers & proceedings, figures, magazine, reports, tables, trade journals, working papers
  • PsycARTICLES (EBSCOhost)
    Focus: Psychology
    Contents: Scholarly Articles
  • Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection (EBSCOhost)
    Focus: Adult, child & adolescent psychology and various areas of counseling
    Contents: Scholarly Articles
  • PubMed
    Focus: Biomedicine and Health, Life Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, Chemical Sciences, and Bioengineering
    Contents: Citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites



  • Science & Technology Collection (EBSCOhost)
    Focus: Aeronautics, Astrophysics, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Technology, Geology, Aviation, Physics, Archaeology, Marine Sciences and Materials Science
    Contents: Scholarly Articles
  • ScienceDirect
    Focus: Scientific, Technical and Health Information
    Contents: Scholarly Articles
  • Small Business Reference Center (EBSCOhost)
    Focus: Business, Economics
    Content: Information on how to start, finance, or manage a small business
  • SPORTDiscus with Full Text (EBSCOhost)
    Focus: Sports medicine, physical therapy, athletics
    Contents: SPORTDiscus with Full text is the definitive database for sports and sports medicine research. Providing hundreds of full-text sports medicine journals, it is an essential tool for health professionals and researchers studying fitness, health and sports. 



  • Very Short Introductions
    Focus: Multiple Subject Areas
    Contents: Introductions covering climate change, human rights, religion, economics, law, philosophy, science, and many more subjects. Written by experts in the field of study. Oxford University Press


  • Wiley Online Library
    Focus: Medicine, Psychology, Forensics, Education, Theology and Public Affairs
    Contents: Scholarly Articles