Resources (A - Z list)

Below is the A-Z list of McGovern Library's databases. To view databases listed by subject, visit our Resources by Subject page.

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Aberdeen American News
Search 2/14/1995 - the present

Academic Film Archive of North America
AFA acquires, preserves, documents, and promotes academic film by providing an archive, resource, and forum for continuing scholarly advancement and public exhibition.

Academic Search Premier
This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles.

AccessScience is an authoritative and dynamic online resource that contains incisively written, high-quality reference material that covers all major scientific disciplines.

AGRICOLA (AGRICultural OnLine Access) serves as the catalog and index to the collections of the National Agricultural Library (NAL), as well as a primary public source for world-wide access to agricultural information.

AHFS Consumer Medication Information
AHFS Consumer Medication Information is a trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information.

Alt HealthWatch
This database focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.

America’s News
Find information on topics related to business, communications, criminal justice, education, psychology, politics and more from a variety of news media including newspapers, newswires, blogs, videos and web-only content including the Aberdeen American News, Mitchell Daily Republic and USA Today.

Ancestry Library (on-campus only)
Of interest to those researching local history and family histories. Includes U.S. Federal Census records from 1790 thru 1940, immigration records, military records, the Social Security Death Index, the family history library and more.

ArchiveGrid (on campus only)
Provides online access to nearly a million descriptions of archival collections held by thousands of libraries, museums, historical societies and archives worldwide.

Argus Leader
Search the full-text of the Argus Leader from 1999 - present.

Argus Leader Index 1980-1995
Hosted by the South Dakota Library Network (SDLN) and created by librarians at SDSU, this resource indexes locally written articles from the Argus Leader.

Argus Leader Index 1996-2003
Hosted by the South Dakota Library Network (SDLN) and created by librarians at SDSU, this resource indexes locally written articles from the Argus Leader.

Provides access to high-impact bioscience research journals.

BioMed Central
BioMed Central is an STM (Science, Technology and Medicine) publisher which has pioneered the open access publishing model. All research articles in BioMed Central's journals receive rapid and thorough peer review.

BIOSIS Previews
BIOSIS Previews® encompasses the entire field of life sciences and provides comprehensive coverage of the world's published biological and biomedical research. Access to this database is being provided by funding from the South Dakota BRIN grant.

Books in Print
Search for published titles and forthcoming titles.

Britannica Online Academic Edition
Digital version of Encyclopædia Britannica that is updated daily.

BizNar: Deep Web Business Search
BizNar scans all kinds of resources, including periodicals such as Advertising Age, government resources such as and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, news sources Businessweek and the Wall Street Journal, and social networks like LinkedIn and Wordpress.

Business Source Premier (EBSCO  Basic Searching Video Tutorial)
Provides full text for more than 2,300 journals relating to business, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed titles.

CAMIO (on campus only)
Contains fine art and decorative art from pre-history through contemporary works. All content is rights-cleared for educational use in the classroom or to illustrate papers, Web projects and other assignments.

Children's Literature Comprehensive Database
Provides reliable, one-search access to all important and relevant information about Pre K-12 media of all types.

Chilton Library
Includes authoritative manuals covering thousands of domestic and imported car, truck, van and SUV models from 1940-present and includes repair, maintenance and specification tables. Access to this database is being provided by funding from the South Dakota State Library.

CINAHL Complete
CINAHL®Complete is the world’s most comprehensive source of full-text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 1,300 journals indexed in CINAHL.

Computers and Applied Sciences Complete
Computers & Applied Sciences Complete covers the research and development spectrum of the computing and applied sciences disciplines.

Consumer Health Complete
Consumer Health Complete is a comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content.

CQ Researcher
CQ Researcher provides award winning in-depth coverage of the most important issues of the day.

CQ Weekly
Provides in-depth reports on issues looming on the congressional horizon, plus a complete wrap up the previous week's news, including the status of bills in play, behind-the-scenes maneuvering, committee and floor activity, debates and all roll-call votes.

Digital Library of South Dakota (DLSD)
The Digital Library of South Dakota (DLSD) is a collaboration of the libraries of the six Board of Regents universities and Dakota Wesleyan University. Find digitized materials from the DWU Archives.

DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals
DOAJ is an online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.

Discovering Collection
Access to content based on national curriculum standards. Includes an integrated national and state curriculum standards search with content correlated to the standards.

EBSCO eBook Collections
A large selection of multidisciplinary eBook titles representing a broad range of academic subject matter.

A multi-disciplinary database providing full text for over 19,100 total publications and indexing & abstracting for nearly 24,000 publications. EBSCO MegaFILE is comprised of EBSCO’s Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier and Regional Business News databases.

Educator's Reference Complete
Provides access to academic journals, reports, and many premier reference sources in the field of education. The database includes content in key subject areas including administration, bilingual education, child development and psychology, funding, health education, technology, and testing. The majority of the full-text titles included are also found in the ERIC database.

Energy Citations (1948+)
Provides indexing to energy-related scientific and technical information from the Department of Energy (DOE) and its predecessor agencies.

The ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) database is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education to provide extensive access to educational-related literature. ERIC provides 1966 - present coverage of journal articles, conferences, meetings, government documents, theses, dissertations, reports, audiovisual media, bibliographies, directories, books and monographs. Links are provided when full text is available.

Expanded Academic ASAP
Provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers across disciplines. The database meets research needs in subject areas including the arts and humanities, social sciences, and science and technology.

Famous Quotes and Authors
An online quotation library.

GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys) provides free online access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.

The best movies of the United States Government, from training films to history, from our national parks to the U.S. Fire Academy and the Postal Inspectors, all of these fine flix are available for reuse without any restrictions whatsoever.

Films on Demand
Films On Demand is a streaming video service that allows viewers to view academic videos anytime, anywhere, 24/7. Films on Demand has over 20,000 titles on multiple topics.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
This database provides encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
A collection of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

General Science Collection (Gale)
A collection of over 200 journals, providing researchers with the information needed to stay current on the latest scientific developments -- including such topics as particle physics, advanced mathematics, and nanotechnology.

GPO Catalog (Government Printing Office)
The Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP) is the finding tool for federal publications that includes descriptive records for historical and current publications and provides direct links to those that are available online.

GPO's Metalib
MetaLib is a federated search engine that searches multiple U.S. Federal government databases, retrieving reports, articles, and citations while providing direct links to selected resources available online.

GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.

Health Source Consumer
This database is a rich collection of full text consumer health information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.

Health Source Nursing/Academic
This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition also features the AHFS Consumer Medication Information, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.

Heritage Quest
HeritageQuest Online provides searchers with a unique, growing collection of research materials for tracing family history and American culture. With the entire U.S. Federal Census, PERSI™, Freedman's Bank Records, Revolutionary War Pension Records, and other expanding collections, HeritageQuest Online gives searchers the opportunity to tap into one of the largest collections of genealogy material in the country.

Historic American Newspapers (from the Library of Conress)
Provides access to information about historic newspapers and select digitized newspaper pages, and is produced by the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

Indian Country Today Index
Indexes articles published from 1996 - June 2003.

Journal TOCs
JournalTOCs is a Current Awareness Service (CAS) where you can discover the newest papers coming directly from the publishers as soon as they have been published online.

JSTOR is a full-text database of back issues for scholarly journals as well as eBooks, primarily in the social sciences and humanities. Journal content typically begins with volume one, but because JSTOR is an archival database, the most recent 3-5 years of journal issues are not available in JSTOR.

Junior Edition - K12
This periodical database is designed for students in junior high and middle school. It provides access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more. Many titles are cross searchable with E-Books.

Junior Reference Collection
Junior Reference Collection offers easy access to award-winning content covering the core middle school curriculum areas, including history, literature, science, social studies, and more. JRC provides a premium selection of reference, primary sources, and multimedia content, including audio and video clips and more than 7,400 photographs.

Kid's InfoBits
Developed especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5, this database features a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface. The curriculum-related, age appropriate, full-text content is from the best elementary reference sources and magazines, covering geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

Learning Express Library
LearningExpress Library is a comprehensive, interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorials including Praxis I & II, NCLEX, graduate school entrance exams, and resume/interviewing success skills. LearningExpress Library's resources are organized by the following topics: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College Preparation, College Students, GED Preparation, Job Search & Workplace Skills, Jobs & Careers, Skill Building for Adults, U.S. Citizenship, and Recursos para Hispanohablantes.

Lexis Nexis Academic
LexisNexis Academic provides full-text access to over 9,000 news, business, and legal sources. The comprehensive news coverage includes deep backfiles and up-to-the-minute stories in national and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news, and non-English language sources. The Company Dossier module provides detailed company information and financial performance measures. This database also provides access to Shepard's Citations® service for all federal and states court cases back to 1789.

Library Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)
LISTA indexes more than 500 core journals, more than 50 priority journals, and 125 selective journals; 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.

Making of America
Making of America (MoA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction.

Mango Languages
Mango Languages offers courses in more than 60 languages to allow users to learn,listen and speak their chosen languages. Access to this database is being provided by funding from the South Dakota State Library.

MAS Ultra - School Edition
Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for many popular, high school magazines. MAS Ultra - School Edition also provides full text reference books, biographies, primary source documents, and a School Image Collection of photos, maps and flags, color PDFs. Also included are expanded full text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.

MasterFile Premier
This multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps & flags.

Produced by the National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus provides reliable, up-to-date information about diseases, conditions, treatments, and wellness issues in understandable language. You can use MedlinePlus to look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations.

Middle Search Plus
Middle Search Plus provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Middle Search Plus also contains 84,774 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and a School Image Collection of photos, maps and flags.

Mitchell Daily Republic
Search 7/30/08 - the present

National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)
The National Center for Biotechnology Information provides access to biomedical and genomic information.

Nature Publishing
Nature publishes peer-reviewed research in all fields of science and technology on the basis of its originality, importance, interdisciplinary interest, timeliness, accessibility, elegance and surprising conclusions. The South Dakota BRIN grant provides subscriptions to the following titles from The Nature Publishing Group: British Journal of Cancer, Cell Death & Differentiation, The Embo Journal, Embo Reports, Heredity, Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism, Journal of Perinatology, Laboratory Investigation, Molecular Psychiatry, Nature, Nature Biotechnology, Nature Cell Biology, Nature Genetics, Nature Immunology, Nature Medicine, Nature Neuroscience, Nature Reviews Cancer, Nature Reviews Genetics, Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology, Nature Reviews Neuroscience, and Oncogene.

New York Times
The New York Times offers searchable full text and digital reproductions of every page back to the first issue. Because this is an archival database, the most recent four years of are not available.

Newspaper Archive
Newspaper Archive is the world's largest online newspaper archive that spans more than 400 years of family history, small-town events, world news and more..

Open Access Theses and Dissertations
An index of over 2.4 million electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs). To the extent possible, the index is limited to records of graduate-level theses that are freely available online.

Oxford English Dictionary (OED)
A historical dictionary,the OED is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words— past and present—from across the English-speaking world.

Physical Education Index
Articles and abstracts from 1970- covering physical fitness, health, sports medicine, sport law, kinesiology, motor learning, recreation, standardized fitness tests, sports equipment, business and marketing, coaching and training, and sport sociology/psychology.

PLANTS Database
The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories.

PLOS: Public Library of Science
A suite of influential journals from all areas of science and medicine that contain rigorously reported, peer-reviewed Open Access research articles.

Poetry Library Collection
Poetry Library's free access, online archive of English 20th and 21st century poetry magazines

Primary Search
Primary Search provides full text for many popular, magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990.

Professional Collection
Full-text periodicals for teachers and school administrators. The topics cover counseling, education, librarianship and technology.

ProQuest Criminal Justice
ProQuest Criminal Justice™ is a comprehensive database of U.S. and international criminal justice journals. The database includes abstract and indexing for 250 titles, with more than 100 available in full-text.

ProQuest Discovery
This database provides one-stop access to more than 3,200 periodicals from one of the broadest, most inclusive general reference databases ProQuest has to offer. Search from a highly-respected, diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines and children's titles.

ProQuest Research Library
ProQuest Research Library™ provides one-stop access to thousands of full-text periodicals. Search from a highly-respected, diversified mix of scholarly journals, professional and trade publications, and magazines.

Source of full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology and related disciplines..

PsycINFO provides access to international literature in psychology and related disciplines. PsycINFO is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health. Includes disciplines related to psychology such as psychiatry, education, business, medicine, nursing, pharmacology, law, linguistics, and social work.

PubAg is a portal to USDA-authored and other highly relevant agricultural research. It delivers over 40,000 full-text journal articles by USDA staff and includes nearly 450,000 citations.

PubMed is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes over 18 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to 1948. PubMed includes links to full text articles and other related resources.

PubMed Central
PubMed Central® (PMC) is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).

Questia Online Library
Questia's library has over 5,000 public domain, classic and rare books that you can read online absolutely free.

Regional Business News
Incorporates 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

Sanborn Maps - South Dakota
The Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps for 82 South Dakota communities from 1867 to 1970.

Science Reference Center
Science Reference Center is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content. Science Reference Center contains full text for science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.

ScienceDirect® is the world's largest electronic collection of science, technology, and medicine full-text and bibliographic information. Access is funded by the South Dakota BRIN grant and includes full-text to selected Elsevier titles held by the University of South Dakota.

SciFinder® is a research discovery application that provides access to comprehensive and authoritative source of references, substances and reactions in chemistry and related sciences.

SIRS Discoverer
Full-text articles and graphics from more than 1,600 U.S. and international magazines, newspapers and U.S. government documents, which were carefully selected for their educational content, interest and level of readability for middle and elementary curriculum topics.

SIRS Issues Researcher
A general reference database containing thousands of full-text articles exploring social, scientific, health, historic, business, economic, political and global issues.

South Dakota Dashboard
The South Dakota Dashboard is an online community information service that provides people with reliable, up-to-date trend data on South Dakota (a project of the Black Hills Knowledge Network).

Statista aggregates data from from over 18,000 sources providing access to statistics and studies from market researchers, organizations, specialist publications, and government sources.

Student Edition - K12
This periodical database is designed for middle high school students, with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers, podcasts, and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

Student Resources in Context
Student Resources in Context offers cross-curricular content aligned to Common Core State Standards, and presents that material in the way most useful for high school students.

Teacher Reference Center
Teacher Reference Center provides indexing and abstracts for 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators.

Wiley Online Library
Wiley Online Library hosts the world's broadest and deepest multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities. Access to Wiley Interscience is subsidized by the South Dakota BRIN grant and includes the titles found at

World Book Advanced
Designed for high school and college students, World Book Advanced is a powerful reference tool that includes encyclopedic, multimedia, e-book, and primary source databases, fully integrated in a single search. Access is provided by the South Dakota State Library

WorldCat FirstSearch

Wyoming Newspaper Project
Wyoming Newspapers includes over 330 historic Wyoming newspapers, the earliest of which is from 1849. Close to 800,000 newspaper pages are availalbe.

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