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Databases Listed by Title

The following databases are available on the World Wide Web for Widener University students, faculty and staff.

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Database Name Dates of Coverage Subjects Covered
A-Z Electronic Title List Current Electronic Journals owned by the Wolfgram Library
ABI/INFORM Complete 1970 to present Business and marketing
Academic Search Premier 1975 to present Interdisciplinary
Find Preferred Terms for Life Stages/Age Groups (PDF)
ACM Digital Library Coverage varies Association for Computing Machinery publications
Access World News 1991 to present Full text of local & regional US & global news sources
ACS Publications (Online Journals in Chemistry) Coverage varies Chemistry
American Humanities Index SEE Humanities International Complete
Archives Catalog (Widener University) Current Archival materials related to Widener University & PMC
ASTA (Applied Science & Technology Abstracts)
SEE Computers and Applied Sciences Complete
Army Official Records Civil War records The official records of the Union and Confederate Armies
Article 1st 1990 to present Science, technology, medicine, social sciences, business, the humanities, & popular culture
ASCE Publications (American Society of Civil Engineers) Coverage varies Civil engineering
Biography Resource Center Current Biographical information
Books in Print Current Bibliographic information
Business Source Elite 1985 to present Business
Cabell's Directories of Publishing Opportunities Current Accounting, Economics and Finance, Management, and Marketing
CCH Internet Research (Banking and Securities) Current Banking & securities
CCH Internet Research (Human Resources Management) Current Human resources management
CCH Internet Tax Research Current State & federal taxes
CINAHL (Nursing and Allied Health) with Full Text
1982 to present Nursing & allied health literature. NOTE: Some articles available in full text
Clase and Periodica 1975 to present Latin American journals in science and humanities
Clinical Pharmacology
SEE Health Source
The Cochrane Library Coverage Varies Nursing
Communication & Mass Media Complete Coverage Varies Communications
Community Health Data Base   Community and public health data
Compendex (Engineering) 1969 to present Engineering
Computers and Applied Sciences Complete 1975 to present Computing and Technology. NOTE: Some articles available in full text
Congressional Universe 1970 to present US congressional publications Unknown Congressional News
Delaware County Daily Times 1994 to present **Access PA card from your local Pennsylvania Library REQUIRED for access**
Delaware County Daily Times Historical 1876-1977 Historical Newspaper
Dictionary (Merriam-Webster) Current All-purpose dictionary
Digital Dissertations
1861 to present Doctoral dissertations & masters theses
**Widener dissertations published after 1997 are FULL TEXT**
Help with Searching Digital Dissertations (PDF)
Dissertations and Theses at Widener University 1861 to present Widener University doctoral dissertations & masters theses
**Widener dissertations published after 1997 are FULL TEXT**
EBSCOHost 1965 to present Interdisciplinary
EBook Academic Collection Coverage Varies Interdisciplinary
EBSCO EBook Collection Coverage Varies Interdisciplinary (Formerly NetLibrary)
Education Research Complete 1983 to present Education. NOTE: Some articles available in full text
Electronic Collections Online (ECO) 1995 to present Interdisciplinary NOTE: Some articles available in full text
Encyclopaedia Britannica See Also Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia Current General Encyclopedia
ERIC (Education)
1966 to present Education
Step by Step Guide to the ERIC database (PDF)
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia Current General Encyclopedia
GLBT Life with Full Text
*Now Called LGBT Life*
1950s to present Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Issues
Google Scholar
Coverage Varies Interdisciplinary
Making Google Scholar Work for You (PDF)
HAPI (Health and Psychosocial Instruments) SEE PsycTESTS 1985 to present Tests & evaluations
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition 1975 to present Nursing
HeinOnline Coverage Varies Provides full-text online access to legal journals and reviews.
Historical Abstracts 1954 to present World history
Hoover's Compant Profiles Current Proprietary information about more than 40,000 public and non-public companies and 225,000 key executives.
Hospitality & Tourism Complete 1960 to present Hotel, foodservice & travel industries. NOTE: Some articles available in Full Text
Humanities International Complete 1975 to present Humanities
IEEE Explore
(Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
Coverage varies Engineering NOTE: We do not have online access to any of the IEEE conference proceedings or standards, or to any journal articles before 1998
ICPSR Coverage Varies A data archive of more than 500,000 files of research in the social sciences. It hosts 16 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields.
Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance (Click on "Search a Database") 1842 to present History
JSTOR Coverage varies Humanities, social sciences, botany, biological science, general science, and Business NOTE: all articles available full text
Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe Coverage varies Business & law NOTE: most articles available full text Legislation Finding Aid (PDF)
LGBT Life with Full Text
*Formally GLBT Life*
1950s to present Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Issues
Librivox Coverage Varies Recordings of public domain books, short stories, and poetry.
LISTA (Library, Information Science, and Technology Abstracts) 1960 to present Library and Information Science
Literature Criticism Online Coverage Varies Childrens Literature Review, Contemporary Literary Criticism (vol.1 - present), Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800, Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism (vol.1 - present), Poetry Criticism (vol.1 - present), Short Story Critisicm (vol.1 - present), Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism (vol. 1 - present)
Literature Resource Center Current Literature
McGraw-Hill Nursing eBook Library Current Nursing
MEDLINE 1946 to present Medicine & health
Mental Measurement Yearbook SEE Also Tests in Print 1985 to present Tests & evaluations
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary Current All-purpose dictionary
Middle Search Plus 1984 to present Education, Middle Schools
MLA Directory of Periodicals Current Information on Journals included in the MLA Bibliography
MLA International Bibliography 1926 to present Literature, folklore, & linguistics
Navy Official Records 1861 to 1922 Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion
New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians Online SEE Oxford Music Onine Current Music
NewsBank SEE Access World News    
Newspaper Directory
Coverage varies National, international, local, & collegiate newspapers
Newspaper Source Coverage Varies National & International Newspapers
The New York Times (Historical) 1851 to 2001 All articles available full text
Nursing Journals @ Ovid Coverage Varies Full text access to the following journals: AACN: Advanced Critical Care, American Journal of Nursing, American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation,
Cancer Nursing, CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing,
Clinical Nurse Specialist, JONA's Healthcare Law, Ethics, and Regulation, JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration, Journal for Nurses in Staff Development (JNSD), Journal of Burn Care & Research, Journal of Christian Nursing, Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing,
Journal of Trauma: Injury, Infection, and Critical Care, Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, Neurology,
Nurse Educator, Nursing, Nursing Administration Quarterly, Spine
Oxford Language Dictionaries Online Current Millions of words, phrases, and translations, in French, German, Spanish and Italian.
Oxford Music Online Coverage Varies The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Grove Music Online, The Oxford Companion to Music
PapersFirst 1993 to present Interdisciplinary
Pennsylvania Digital Library (PADL) Coverage Varies Digital resources created by Pennsylvania libraries, museums, educational institutions, and other cultural heritage organizations
The Philadelphia Inquirer Online 1981 to present All articles available full text Current The Philadelphia Inquirer & The Philadelphia Daily News
Primary Search 1990 to present Education, Elementary schools
Proceedings (ProceedingsFirst) 1993 to present Interdisciplinary
Project Gutenberg Coverage Varies Interdisciplinary. Free Public Domain Books
ProQuest Central 1970 to present Interdisciplinary NOTE: some articles available full text
PsycARTICLES 1988 to present Psychology NOTE: all articles available full text
PsycInfo 1887 to present
Find Preferred Terms for Life Stages/Age Groups (PDF)
PsycTESTS 1910 to present Full text (when available) of psychological tests and measures as well as a source of structured information about tests in related fields such as psychiatry, management, business, education, social science, neuroscience, law, medicine, and social work.
PubMed 1966 to present Medicine & health
PubMed Central Coverage Varies Medicine & health
Regional Business News Current US Newspapers
Renaissance & Reformation (Online Journal) 2000 to present Renaissance & Reformation History
Science Direct Coverage Varies Science, Technology, & Medicine
Scirus 1930 to present Science
SocialSciAbs SEE EBSCOHost    
Social Work Abstracts 1977 to present Social work
SocINDEX with Full Text 1895 to present
Find Preferred Terms for Life Stages/Age Groups (PDF)
Social Work Research Guide
SPORTDiscus with Full Text Unknown Sports and Sports Medicine. NOTE: Some articles available in Full Text
Tests in Print
SEE Also Mental Measurment Yearbook
Most Recent Tests & Evaluations
The Wall Street Journal (Historical) 1889 to 1986 All articles available full text
Wiley Online Library Coverage Varies Interdisciplinary

NOTE: Some articles available full text
WorldAlmanac 1998 to present All-purpose almanac
WorldCat (Catalog to library collections worldwide) Before 1000 BC to present Interdisciplinary
WorldCat Dissertations Coverage Varies All dissertations and theses available in WorldCat