Journals & Databases

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Below is an alphabetical listing of databases. Search these for eBooks, videos, and articles from journals, magazines, and newspapers. Some individual journal titles are also listed.

 

Academic OneFile

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A multidisciplinary database with more than 14,000 titles, including more than 9,000 peer-reviewed journals and more than 6,000 in full text.

 

Academic Search Premier

A leading, multidisciplinary database covering over 13,800 journals, including more than 12,200 peer-reviewed journals — 4,000 of which are in full text — along with 60,000 videos from the Associated Press from 1930 to the present on various topics, events, and famous people.

 

American Doctoral Dissertations

This database indexes over 172,000 theses and dissertations from 1902 to the present, with some full text.

 

BioOne

Provides access to critical, peer-reviewed research in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences.

 

Business Source Premier

A major business research database offering the full text of more than 2,200 journals. Full text is provided back to 1965, and searchable cited references back to 1998. This database also includes company profiles, industry reports, market research reports, and SWOT analyses, along with 60,000 videos from the Associated Press from 1930 to the present on various topics, events, and famous people.

 

Christian Periodical Index Full-Text Journals and Magazines

The Association of Christian Librarians maintains this list of links to some full text of journals and magazines of interest to evangelicals. The individual titles may be searched through Google Scholar’s Advanced Scholar Search feature. To access that feature, click on the downward arrow at the end of the search box in Google Scholar; then enter the title of the journal or magazine that you want to search in the “Return articles published in” box; and then enter your search terms in the other box(es) under “Find articles.”

 

Cogprints

This is an electronic archive for self-archive papers in any area of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Linguistics, and many areas of Computer Science, Philosophy, Biology, Medicine, Anthropology, as well as any other portions of the physical, social and mathematical sciences that are pertinent to the study of cognition.

 

ComAbstracts

This comprehensive database provides abstracts and citations of articles and books published in the field of communication.

 

Communication and Mass Media Complete

This database provides quality research periodicals related to communication and mass media by indexing over 770 titles and providing full text for over 450 journals.

 

Currents in Biblical Research

This peer-reviewed journal publishes authoritative articles in various areas of biblical studies, along with extensive bibliographies that provide more directions for research. It can be browsed or searched from SAGE’s website (full text Oct. 2002 to present) or from the Academic Search Premier database (full text Oct. 1996 to Feb. 2007 and some linked full text thereafter).

 

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals, covering all subjects and many languages.

 

eBook Academic Collection

EBSCO’s eBook Academic Collection contains over 150,000 eBooks from major academic publishers on a wide range of subjects.

 

eBook Collection

EBSCO’s eBooks database houses about 20,000 eBooks owned by the ACU Library. These eBooks are also available through the library’s online catalog.

 

ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)

ERIC provides access to more than 1.3 million citations and abstracts of journal articles and other education-related materials, with hundreds of new records added multiple times per week. If available, links to full text are included.

 

General OneFile

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Provides general interest periodical and news information from magazines, newspapers, reference books and multi-media sources on the humanities, education, environmental issues, technology, health care, politics and more.

 

Global Issues in Context

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Features hundreds of country portals for analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health and cultural issues.

 

GreenFILE

GreenFILE covers the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health, and technology. This database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 850,000 records and open access full text for nearly 13,000 records.

 

HighWire

HighWire Press publishes many free or open access journal articles in science and medicine. Browse this list for journals covering your subject. Then click on the relevant journal titles and search their content from their websites.

 

History of Political Thought

This peer-reviewed journal is devoted exclusively to the historical study of political ideas and associated methodological problems. It can be browsed or searched from Ingenta Connect (full text Feb. 1991 to present) or from the Political Science Complete database (some linked full text Feb. 1991 to present).

 

InfoTrac Newsstand

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Provides access to more than 1,100 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers as well as leading titles from around the world.

 

Journal for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (JBMW)

JBMW “is a semi-annual, academic journal dedicated to facilitating a scholarly conversation on gender, marriage, singleness, personhood, family, and the many intersections that exist between these topics and biblical studies, church history, and systematic and practical theology.” Full-text articles from 1995 to the current issue are available from the journal’s webpage. Browse journal articles (and other resources) in the Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood’s Resource Library or search the journal through Google Scholar’s Advanced Scholar Search feature. To access that feature, click on the downward arrow at the end of the search box in Google Scholar; then enter “Journal for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood” in the “Return articles published in” box; and then enter your search terms in the other box(es) under “Find articles.”

 

Journal of Biblical Integration in Business (JBIB)

JBIB publishes articles discussing how a Christian worldview impacts business. Full-text articles from 1995 to about two years ago are available from the journal’s webpage. The journal can be searched through Google Scholar’s Advanced Scholar Search feature. To access that feature, click on the downward arrow at the end of the search box in Google Scholar; then enter “Journal of Biblical Integration in Business” in the “Return articles published in” box; and then enter your search terms in the other box(es) under “Find articles.”

 

Journal of Communication and Religion

This full-text journal of the Religious Communication Association is a publication for the religious communicator and the communication scholar and includes reviews of current publications in the field of religious communication.

 

Journal of Markets & Morality

Journal of Markets & Morality is a peer-reviewed academic journal published by the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion & Liberty. The journal promotes intellectual exploration of the relationship between economics and morality from both social science and theological perspectives. Journal content can be searched from its website.

 

Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society (JETS)

JETS publishes conservative scholarship in biblical studies and theology. The Evangelical Theological Society’s website provides full-text articles of the Bulletin of the Evangelical Theological Society (BETS) and JETS from 1958 to about two years ago. The ACU Library has more recent issues of JETS in print. The journal can be searched through Google Scholar’s Advanced Scholar Search feature. To access that feature, click on the downward arrow at the end of the search box in Google Scholar; then enter “Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society” in the “Return articles published in” box; and then enter your search terms in the other box(es) under “Find articles.”

 

JSTOR

JSTOR is a digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources. Search JSTOR for past issues of important journals. The ACU Library subscribes to the following full-text JSTOR collections: Arts & Sciences I, Arts & Sciences II, and Religion & Theology.

 

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)

This database provides indexing and abstracting for key library and information science journals, books, research reports, and more from 1960 to present. It also includes profiles of LISTA’s most frequently indexed authors, including which subject terms are most commonly applied to their articles and in which publications the author has been published.

 

Literature Resource Center

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Provides access to full text articles from scholarly journals and literary magazines that includes information on literary movements, literary criticism and biographical information for more than 90,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists and other writers.

 

New Testament Studies

This peer-reviewed journal covers a wide range of issues pertaining to the origins, history, context, and theology of the New Testament and early Christianity. All contributions represent research at the cutting edge of the discipline. It can be browsed or searched from Cambridge Core (indexed Sept. 1954 to present; full text Jan. 1999 to present) or from the Academic Search Premier database (indexed Jan. 1994 to present; linked full text Jan. 1999 to present).

 

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

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Coverage in this database includes current social issues, from offshore drilling to climate change, health care to immigration. This database includes over more than 14,000 pro/con viewpoint essays, 5,000 topic overviews, more than 300 primary source documents, 300 biographies of social activists and reformers, more than 775 court-case overviews, 5 million periodical articles and nearly 6,000 statistical tables, charts and graphs.

 

Political Science Complete

This subject-specific database provides more than 520 journals in full text and indexing and abstracts for over 2,900 titles (including top-ranked scholarly journals), many of which are unique to the database. It also features over 340 full-text reference books and monographs, and over 36,000 full-text conference papers.

 

PsycARTICLES

A full-text database of more than 178,000 articles from over 100 journals published by APA and other publishers in subject areas such as applied psychology, health, theory, research, social/personality, and more.

 

PsycINFO

A database of scholarly literature from the American Psychological Association. Coverage includes journals, books, reviews, and dissertations of the psychological, social, behavioral, and health sciences.

 

PubMed

PubMed contains more than 21 million 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.

 

Regional Business News

With daily updates, Regional Business News provides comprehensive full text for regional U.S. and Canadian business publications (including titles from Crain Communications). Regional Business News has full text for more than 100 sources.

 

Science.gov

Science.gov searches over 60 databases and over 2,200 scientific websites to provide users with access to more than 200 million pages of authoritative federal science information including research and development results.

 

Theological Journal Library Online

Use this database to search the content of some major conservative theological journals. Search by subject or Bible verse(s); or browse by journal title and author. Some of these journals are available full-text online through their publishers’ websites (see the Christian Periodical Index Full-Text Journals and Magazines list) or physically at the ACU Library. These journals can also be searched through Google Scholar’s Advanced Scholar Search feature. To access that feature, click on the downward arrow at the end of the search box in Google Scholar; then enter the journal’s title in the “Return articles published in” box; and then enter your search terms in the other box(es) under “Find articles.”

 

U.S. History in Context

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Provides information on US history from primary sources and reference documents, including photographs, illustrations and maps.

 

World History in Context

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Search a broad collection of reference works and primary documents covering the events, movements and individuals that have shaped world history.

 

WorldWideScience.org

This website searches across science databases across the world and translates scientific research into users’ selected language. Some full text is available, along with a wealth of citations and abstracts.

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