Research Databases

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Below is a complete A-Z list of databases. Click a database name to begin.

NameAbstracts or Full Text?Description

Academic Search Premier

Academic Search Premiere (Mobile Site)

Abstracts and selected full text

This comprehensive, multidisciplinary database references articles from 4,650 journals and magazines. Selected full text articles date from 1975 to the present.

Academic Video Online

Streaming Video

Thousands of streaming videos on health, education, history, the performing arts and other disciplines. Includes documentaries, early newsreel footage, commercial and political campaign commercials, dance and drama productions dating back to the early 20th Century.

Applied Science & Technology Full Text

Abstracts and selected full text

This bibliographic database includes articles on engineering, computer technology, energy, fire prevention, physics, and many more. Indexing begins in 1983, with selected full-text articles included beginning in 1997.

 

Art Full Text

Abstracts and selected full text

This bibliographic database includes articles on art, art history, design, craft, cinematography and other related topics. Indexing begins in 1984, with selected full-text articles included beginning in 1995.

Biological and Agricultural Index Full Text

Abstracts and selected full text

References journal and magazine articles in biology, biochemistry, agriculture, and food science topics. Indexing begins in 1983, with selected full-text coverage from 1997 to the present.

Business Full Text

Abstracts and selected full text

References journal and magazine articles in business and industry. Indexing runs from 1982, with selected full text coverage from 1995 to the present.

Business Premiere

Full text

This database includes current and back-issues from 1,500 management, marketing, finance, and business administration trade and academic journals. You can also search more than 10,000 company profiles, market research reports, and SWOT analyses.

CINAHL Plus with Full Text
(EbscoHost)

Abstracts and selected full text

CINAHL abstracts articles in nursing and allied health journals, dating from 1982 to the present. Also includes full-text articles from 337 nursing journals.

The Cochrane Library (Cochrane Collaboration/Wiley)

Abstracts and selected full text

The Cochrane Library is a collection of databases containing quality information to assist healthcare professionals in making evidence-based decisions. Reviews and protocols, healthcare trials, technology assessments, and economic evaluations are included.

Counseling and Therapy in Video
(Alexander Street Press)

Videos

This online collection covers the following subject areas: psychotherapy, psychology, psychiatric counseling, and social work. The collection currently includes 331 videos along with the Video Journal of Counseling and Therapy, and is searchable by therapy types, therapists, presentation type, and by subject.

Credo Reference

Full text

With more than 300 dictionaries, encyclopedias, and reference books available through a single search, this is a great first step for any research project.

Dissertations & Theses
(Proquest)

Full text

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses is the world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses. It includes 2.7 million searchable citations to dissertation and theses from around the world. Full text is available for most dissertations published after 1997 and for many older works. Search for full text Open-Access dissertations at this site: PQ Open Dissertations

eBooks on Ebscohost 

Full Text 

This collection of ebooks covers a diverse array of topics, including business, natural and health sciences, humanities, education, psychology, criminal justice, and information science.

Education Source *New in 2014*

Full-text and Abstracts

Authoritative collection of education journals covering all levels, interests, and specialties. Includes almost 2,000 journals in full-text and abstracts from thousands more.

Education Full Text

Abstracts and selected full text

References journal articles and books related to education. Provides indexing from 1983 and selected full text articles dating from 1996 forward.

Education in Video
(Alexander Street Press)

Videos

This growing, online collection of 118 videos was developed specifically for training teachers. Subjects include: classroom management, teaching methods, curriculum, teaching in the content areas, and more. The collection can be searched by subject, grade level, and by educator/expert.

Education Research Complete
(Ebscohost)

Selected Full-text and Abstracts

This is the largest and most complete collection of full-text education journals available. Topics include all levels of education (early childhood through higher education), all educational specialties, curriculum instruction, administration, policy, funding, and related social issues. This database provides full-text articles for over 1,400 education journals and abstracts for over 2,300 education journals. Full-text is also available for over 550 education books, numerous conference papers, and other sources.

Educational Administration Abstracts
(Ebscohost)

Abstracts only

Covers topics such as educational leadership, educational management, educational research, and other subject areas related to educational administration. Includes over 190,000 abstracts from education journals with coverage dating back to 1966.

ERIC (Ebscohost)

Abstracts only

This comprehensive database offers abstracts of journal articles, conferences, reports and more. Covers all fields of educational research from 1966 to the present. ERIC contains more than 1.3 million records and links to more than 323,000 full-text documents.

FAITS: Faulkner's Advisory for IT Studies

Full text

Provides technical reports and standards, market information, news, and tutorials for the information technology industry. Topics include IT infrastructure, wireless communications, networking, security, telecommunications, enterprise systems, and the Internet.

Faulkner's Security Management Practices

Full text

Technical reports on all aspects of IT and enterprise security. Reports are published monthly on topics in network security, hacking, legal and regulatory issues. Site includes full access to previously published reports and email notifications for new publications.

General Science Full Text

Abstracts and selected full text

References journal and magazine articles in biology, chemistry, earth science, health, math, physics and related fields. Provides indexing from 1984 and selected full text articles from 1995 on.

Google Scholar with Full-Text

Abstracts and full text links

Google search restricted to academic and government resources, with links to full-text articles in Holy Family University databases where available.

Hoover's

Full text reports

Business reports, news, and financial information on companies, industries, and executives for top US companies.

Humanities Full Text

Abstracts and selected full text

Journal articles in art, history, literature, music, and religion. Provides indexing from 1984 and selected full text articles from 1995 on.

In the First Person
(Alexander Street)

Full text

Index of historical personal narratives, oral histories, diaries, and correspondence. Many of these primary sources are linked to from the database, particularly veterans' history, slave narratives, and Civil Rights era resources.

Issues & Controversies
(Facts on File)

Full text

Topical database on current issues, presenting opposing points of view.

Journal Locator

Identifies and links to full text journals

Search for electronic journals available at Holy Family University. Use the "Search" feature to search for journals by subject. If the journal is available online, the service provides a list of databases where it can be found, a link to the journal, and the dates for which it is available. It does not index individual articles within journals..

JSTOR

Full text

Provides full-text of journals in education, social sciences, sciences, and humanities. No current journals, only those 2-5 years old or older.

MEDLINE with Full Text
(EbscoHost)

Abstracts and selected full text

MEDLINE with Full Text is the world's most comprehensive source of full text for medical journals, providing full text for more than 1,450 of the 4,800+ journals indexed. Subjects include nursing, radiology and radiography, general medicine, the healthcare system, and more. Citations and abstracts are covered back to 1949, full text back to 1965.

Newspaper Source Plus

Full text

Provides cover-to-cover full text for 149 national and international newspapers, including U.S.A. Today and The Times (U.K.). Also includes selective full text for 410 U.S. newspapers, including The Philadelphia Inquirer and The New York Times, along with full-text television and radio news transcripts.

OmniFile

Abstracts and selected full text

OmniFile searches through all of the databases the library subscribes to from Wilson. Use OmniFile for interdisciplinary searches or when you are not sure which database to choose.

Ovid Nursing Full Text Plus

Full Text
1995-present

Ovid Nursing Full Text Plus provides full-text access to 33 research journals and 12 practitioner-oriented journals in the field of nursing, along with bibliographic records from over 400 other nursing journals. Full text articles date from 1995 to the present; indexing dates back to 1950.

PsycARTICLES
(EbscoHost)

Full text

Contains links to the full text of articles from journals published by American Psychological Association and its affiliates, from 1990 to the present.

PsycBOOKS
(EbscoHost)

Full text

Contains over 25,000 chapters in PDF from over 1,600 books published by APA and other distinguished publishers, plus the exclusive electronic release of more than 1,500 authored entries from the APA/Oxford University Press Encyclopedia of Psychology.

PsycINFO
(EbscoHost)

Abstracts and selected full text

References articles, book chapters, dissertations and reports of psychology literature in over 1,500 journals, from 1887 to the present.

PubMed
(National Library of Medicine)

Abstracts only, includes links where available to full-text articles in other databases and websites.

PubMed indexes medical and life science journals back to the 1950's.
*NOTE: This link now requires an HFU login, and offers links to full-text articles in other databases. Click on the University logo where displayed to connect to full-text articles.

Reader's Guide Full Text

Abstracts and selected full text

References articles in general interest, popular magazines. Provides indexing from 1983 and selected full text articles from 1994 to the present.

SAGE Premier
(SAGE Journals)

Abstracts and full text

Provides full text from 1999 through the present from hundreds of leading peer-reviewed journals. SAGE journals cover business, humanities, social science, criminology, science, technology and medicine. For a complete list of titles, click here.

Social Sciences Full Text

Abstracts and selected full text

References articles concerning all aspects of the social sciences, including: psychology, sociology, social work, criminology, addiction studies, family studies, anthropology and related fields. Provides indexing from 1983 and selected full text articles from 1995 to the present.

Something About the Author

Full-text

Something About the Author (SATA) features biographical essays about thousands of children's book authors and illustrators. Each essay includes personal biographical data, addresses, career, awards and honors, works, sidelights (essay on the author's life and works), adaptations, additional sources, and more.

TeachingBooks.net

Multimedia and text

Provides original, up-close profiles of authors and illustrators, audio excerpts of book readings, guides to thousands of titles and a wealth of resources on children's and young adult literature.

WorldCat

Search for books at libraries around the world

WorldCat searches the collections of thousands of libraries around the world. Use it to find books published on a topic which you can order through interlibrary loan, or to find out if another local library has a copy of a book you need.

 

Abstract-Only Databases. Full-text may not be available for articles found in these database, but they can be secured via interlibrary loan.

Family Studies Abstracts

Abstracts only

Descriptions of articles from key academic journals in marriage, divorce, family therapy and other related topics.

Race Relations Abstracts

Abstracts only

Descriptions of articles from key academic journals in discrimination, immigration, ethnic studies, and other related topics.

Violence and Abuse Abstracts

Abstracts only

Descriptions of articles from key academic journals in family and domestic violence, sexual and emotional abuse, and other related topics.

 

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