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Research Databases

A World of Resources... Just a Few Clicks Away.

The HFU Library's databases are a rich source of information. In them you will find scholarly and peer reviewed journal articles, eBooks, images, videos and much more. 

Databases are accessible using your Holy Family University login credentials (the same username/password you use for University email and Canvas).  If you require any assistance, please call 267-341-3315, send us a chat message or email reference@holyfamily.edu.

For more information, browse our research guides.

Browse Databases by Subject

Academic Search Ultimate
Multidisciplinary research database • Abstracts and full-text journal, magazine, and trade publication articles across all academic disciplines

eBook Academic Collection
eBooks • Multidisciplinary collection of full-text, dowloadable academic eBooks

eBook Collection
eBooks • Full-text, downloadable eBook content across all academic disciplines

JSTOR
Multidisciplinary research database • Abstracts, full-text articles, and book chapters in education, social sciences, sciences, and the humanities

OmniFile Full-Text Mega
Humanities journals • Abstracts and full-text articles covering the arts, humanities, technology, and social sciences

Oxford English Dictionary
Digital reference source • Discover the definitions, etymologies, and pronunciations of English words

Reader's Guide Full Text
Popular and general interest magazines • Abstracts and full-text articles from popular and general interest magazines

SAGE Premier
Multidisciplinary research database • Abstracts and full-text articles across all fields of research and inquiry

Business Source Complete
Business journals and trade publications • Abstracts and full-text articles on management, marketing, finance, trade, and business administration

Mergent Archives
Business and industry archive • Business, corporate, and industry documents from companies around the world

Mergent First Research
Business and industry research • Industry profiles and alerts, call prep sheets, and state profiles for domestic companies

Mergent Online Premium
Business and industry research • International and domestic economic research, industry analysis, government filings, and independent business research

Regional Business News
Business news source • Region-focused news articles covering all aspects of business

Counseling and Therapy in Video
Streaming videos • Coverage includes psychotherapy, psychology, psychiatric counseling, and social work

Family Studies Abstracts
Family studies abstract index • Abstracts and some linked full-text articles covering marriage, divorce, family therapy, and related topics

PsycARTICLES
Psychology journals • Abstracts and full-text articles from journals published by the American Psychological Association (APA)

PsycBOOKS
Psychology eBooks and reference • Full-text chapters from thousands of APA Publishing book titles and the APA Encyclopedia of Psychology

PsycINFO
Psychology journals and eBooks • Abstracts, full-text book chapters, journal articles, and dissertations published around the world

Psychotherapy.net
Streaming video • Videos demonstrating a wide range of psychotherapeutic modalities, populations, and issues

Violence and Abuse Abstracts
Social science and psychology journals • Abstracts and some full-text articles on family and domestic violence, sexual and emotional abuse, and related topics

EBSCO Open Dissertations
Digital theses and dissertations • Access to thousands of full-text theses and dissertations submitted to universities around the world

ERIC
Education resource • Includes abstracts, articles, documents, teaching guides, dissertations, and more

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses
Digital theses and dissertations • Citation index of theses and dissertations from around the world; some full-text available

PsycINFO
Psychology journals and eBooks • Abstracts, full-text book chapters, journal articles, and dissertations published around the world

Education

Education Full-Text
Education journals • Abstracts and full-text journal, magazine, and trade publication articles on education and related topics

Education Source
Education journals • Abstracts and full-text journal, magazine, and trade publication articles on education and related topics

Educational Administration Abstracts
Education journals and trade publications • Abstracts and full-text articles for educational administration

ERIC
Education resource • Includes abstracts, articles, documents, teaching guides, dissertations, and more

Something About the Author Online
Literary reference source • Article-length entries on the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children's and young adult literature

TeachingBooks.net
Literary reference source • Profiles of children's and young adult authors and illustrators, reader's guides, and audio excerpts

Teaching Channel
Streaming videos • Teaching videos that showcase current techniques, model best teaching practices, and provide immediate ideas to support student learning

AAS Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 1
Digital reproductions of historical periodicals • Series 1 covers titles published from 1691-1820

AAS Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 2
Digital reproductions of historical periodicals • Series 2 covers titles published from 1821-1837

AAS Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 3
Digital reproductions of historical periodicals • Series 3 covers titles published from 1838-1852

AAS Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 4
Digital reproductions of historical periodicals • Series 4 covers titles published from 1853-1865

AAS Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 5
Digital reproductions of historical periodicals • Series 5 covers titles published from 1866-1877

Art Full Text
Art journals and trade publications • Abstracts and full-text articles covering art, art history, design, cinematography, and related topics

Films on Demand: Archival Films and Newsreels
Streaming video • Access thousands of primary source archival films and newsreels

Films on Demand: Master Academic Collection
Streaming video • Comprehensive, curriculum-focused films and videos across a variety of subject areas

Humanities Full Text
Humanities journals • Abstracts and full-text articles covering art, history, literature, music, and religion

JSTOR
Liberal arts journals • Abstracts, full-text articles, and book chapters in education, social sciences, sciences, and the humanities

Race Relations Abstracts
Social sciences journals • Abstracts and external links to articles encompassing ethnic studies, immigration, and discrimination

Social Sciences Full-Text
Social sciences journals • Abstracts and full-text articles across all areas of social science research

New York Times Online
Complimentary NYT access for the HFU community • Online registration required. Current news, culture, and opinion, with access to the NYT archive

Newspaper Source Plus
News archive • Full-text national and international news archive; includes television and radio transcripts

Newswires
Newswire index and archive • Current (30 days) access to national and international newswires

SIRS® Issues Researcher
Analysis and background information • Articles, analysis, essays, and data on a variety of current issues and controversies

CINAHL Complete
Nursing journals • Abstracts, studies, and full-text articles and studies covering nursing and related disciplines

The Cochrane Library
Medical research database • Evidence-based information source for healthcare professionals including reviews, protocols, trials, and technology assessments

Films on Demand: Nursing Current Concepts and Practices Collection
Streaming video • A curated collection created to help nursing students prepare for a career in the health care system

MEDLINE with Full Text
Medical journals, cases, and news • Abstracts, cases, and full-text articles covering all aspects of medicine and medical research

Ovid Nursing Database & Journals
Nursing and medical journals and bibliographies • Abstracts and full-text articles in nursing and related fields

PubMed
Nursing and Medical research • Citations and some links to full-text scholarly and research journals in all fields of medical research

Science

Applied Science & Technology Full Text
Science and technology journals • Abstracts and full-text articles in science and technology

Biological and Agricultural Index Plus
Biology and agriculture journals, and trade publications • Abstracts and full-text articles, including biology, biochemistry, agriculture, and food science

General Science Full Text
General science journals and magazines • Abstracts and full-text articles in biology, chemistry, earth science, health, math, physics, and related fields

The Complete A-Z List of Research Databases

Academic Search Ultimate
Multidisciplinary research database • Abstracts and full-text journal, magazine, and trade publication articles across all academic disciplines

AAS Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 2
Digital reproductions of historical periodicals • Series 2 covers titles published from 1821-1837

AAS Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 3
Digital reproductions of historical periodicals • Series 3 covers titles published from 1838-1852

AAS Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 4
Digital reproductions of historical periodicals • Series 4 covers titles published from 1853-1865

AAS Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 5
Digital reproductions of historical periodicals • Series 5 covers titles published from 1866-1877

Applied Science & Technology Full Text
Science and technology journals • Abstracts and full-text articles in science and technology

Art Full Text
Art journals and trade publications - Abstracts and full-text articles covering art, art history, design, cinematography, and related topics

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Biological and Agricultural Index Plus
Biology and agriculture journals and trade publications • Abstracts and full-text articles, including biology, biochemistry, agriculture, and food science

Business Source Complete
Business journals and trade publications - Abstracts and full-text articles on management, marketing, finance, trade, and business administration

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CINAHL Complete
Nursing journals • Abstracts, citations, and full-text articles and studies covering nursing and related disciplines

The Cochrane Library
Medical research database • Evidence-based information source for healthcare professionals including reviews, protocols, trials, and technology assessments

Counseling and Therapy in Video
Streaming videos • Coverage includes psychotherapy, psychology, psychiatric counseling, and social work

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eBook Academic Collection
eBooks • Multidisciplinary collection of full-text, dowloadable academic eBooks

eBook Collection
eBooks • Full-text, downloadable eBook content across all academic disciplines

EBSCO Open Dissertations
Digital theses and dissertations • Access to thousands of full-text theses and dissertations submitted to universities around the world

Education Full-Text
Education journals • Abstracts and full-text journal, magazine, and trade publication articles on education and related topics

Education Source
Education journals • Abstracts and full-text journal, magazine, and trade publication articles on education and related topics

Educational Administration Abstracts
Education journals and trade publications • Abstracts and full-text articles for educational administration

ERIC
Education research source • Includes abstracts, articles, documents, teaching guides, dissertations, and more

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Family Studies Abstracts
Family studies abstract index • Abstracts and some linked full-text articles covering marriage, divorce, family therapy, and related topics

Films on Demand: Archival Films and Newsreels
Streaming video • Access thousands of primary source archival films and newsreels

Films on Demand: Master Academic Collection
Streaming video • Comprehensive, curriculum-focused films and videos across a variety of subject areas

Films on Demand: Nursing Current Concepts and Practices Collection
Streaming video • A curated collection created to help nursing students prepare for a career in the health care system

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General Science Full Text
General science journals and magazines • Abstracts and full-text articles in biology, chemistry, earth science, health, math, physics, and related fields

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Humanities Full Text
Humanities journals • Abstracts and full-text articles covering art, history, literature, music, and religion

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JSTOR
Liberal arts journals • Abstracts, full-text articles, and book chapters in education, social sciences, sciences, and the humanities

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MEDLINE with Full Text
Medical journals, cases, and news • Abstracts, cases, and full-text articles covering all aspects of medicine and medical research

Mergent Archives
Business and industry archive • Business, corporate, and industry documents from companies around the world

Mergent First Research
Business and industry research • Industry profiles and alerts, call prep sheets, and state profiles for domestic companies

Mergent Online Premium
Business and industry research • International and domestic economic research, industry analysis, government filings, and independent business research

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New York Times Online
Complimentary NYT access for the HFU community • Online registration required. Current news, culture, and opinion, with access to the NYT archive

Newspaper Source Plus
News archive • Full-text national and international news archive; includes television and radio transcripts

Newswires
Newswire index and archive • Current (30 days) access to national and international newswires

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OmniFile Full-Text Mega
Humanities journals • Abstracts and full-text articles covering the arts, humanities, technology, and social sciences

Ovid Nursing Database & Journals
Nursing and medical journals and bibliographies • Abstracts and full-text articles in nursing and related fields

Oxford English Dictionary
Digital reference source • Discover the definitions, etymologies, and pronunciations of English words

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ProQuest Dissertations & Theses
Digital theses and dissertations • Citation index of theses and dissertations from around the world; some full-text available

PsycARTICLES
Psychology journals • Abstracts and full-text articles from journals published by the American Psychological Association (APA)

PsycBOOKS
Psychology books and reference • Full-text chapters from thousands of APA Publishing book titles and the APA Encyclopedia of Psychology

PsycINFO
Psychology journals and books • Abstracts, full-text book chapters, journal articles, and dissertations published around the world

Psychotherapy.net
Streaming video • Videos demonstrating a wide range of psychotherapeutic modalities, populations, and issues

PubMed
Nursing and Medical research • Citations and some full-text links to scholarly and research journals in all fields of medical research

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Race Relations Abstracts
Social sciences journals • Abstracts and external links to articles encompassing ethnic studies, immigration, and discrimination

Reader's Guide Full Text
Popular and general interest magazines • Abstracts and full-text articles from popular and general interest magazines

Regional Business News
Business news source • Region-focused news articles covering all aspects of business

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SAGE Premier
Multidisciplinary research database • Abstracts and full-text articles across all academic fields of research and inquiry

SIRS® Issues Researcher
Analysis and background information • Articles, analysis, essays, and data on a variety of current issues and controversies

Social Sciences Full-Text
Social sciences journals • Abstracts and full-text articles across all areas of social science research

Something About the Author Online
Literary reference source • Article-length entries on the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children's and young adult literature

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TeachingBooks.net
Literary reference source • Profiles of children's and young adult authors and illustrators, reader's guides, and audio excerpts

Teaching Channel
Streaming videos • Teaching videos that showcase current techniques, model best teaching practices, and provide immediate ideas to support student learning

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Violence and Abuse Abstracts
Social science and psychology journals • Abstracts and some full-text articles on family and domestic violence, sexual and emotional abuse, and related topics; links to some full-text

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Wall Street Journal
Complimentary WSJ access for the HFU community • Breaking news and analysis from the U.S. and around the world