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These databases are good places to start many research projects.

Academic OneFile | Academic Search Complete | Academic Universe | Business Source Complete | CINAHL with Full Text | Credo Reference | Ebrary | ERIC | WorldCat

Additional Databases by Topic | A-Z List of Databases

ONEsearch: use this Google-like discovery service to search Montana academic library catalogs, journal, ebook, reference, and many other databases with a single search.

Database descriptions:

Academic OneFile (Gale) is a "source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects, Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text with no restrictions, researchers are able to find accurate information quickly. Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995. Updated daily."

Academic Search Complete (EBSCO) is a scholarly full-text and bibliographic database with coverage of astronomy, religion, law, history, psychology, humanities, current events, sociology, communications and the general sciences.

Academic Universe (Lexis-Nexis) is a major full-text resource for news, business, health, biographical, and legal topics. Included are newspapers (national, international, and regional), periodicals (general interest, health, business, and legal), company profiles and financial report, legal materials (federal and state cases and codes including MCA). Updated daily.

Business Source Complete (EBSCO) "Included as part of the comprehensive coverage offered by this database are indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals, dating back as far as 1886. In addition to the searchable cited references provided for more than 1,300 journals, Business Source Complete contains detailed author profiles for the 40,000 most-cited authors in the database. Journal ranking studies reveal that Business Source Complete is the overwhelmingly superior database for full-text journals in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. Additional full-text, non-journal content includes financial data, books, monographs, major reference works, conference proceedings, case studies, investment research reports, industry reports, market research reports, country reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses, faculty seminars (videos), and more."

CINAHL with Full Text (EBSCO) (1982- ) provides indexing and abstracting for over 1,600 current nursing and allied health journals and other publications dating back to 1982.  The CINAHL database includes full-text articles for approximately 600 selected journals, and links to articles in other Ebsco databases, to which this library subscribes.

Credo Reference "is a vast, online reference library, providing access to the full text of hundreds of highly regarded and popular titles. And Credo brings the facts alive with images, sound files, animations, videos and much more. Find speedy, simple answers and authoritative, in-depth articles. Credo Reference contains dictionaries, bilingual dictionaries, thesauri, encyclopaedias, quotations and atlases, plus a wide range or subject-specific titles covering everything from accounting to zoology, via maps, math, management, martial arts, media studies, medicine, mountains, moons, music, multimedia, mythology."

Ebrary Academic Complete is an electronic book collection containing more than 50,000 multidisciplinary titles in full-text format. These books can be searched by author, title, subject or keyword. Limited printing of pages is allowed. Books may be downloaded on your PC and selected ebook readers via Adobe Digital Editions. The access period is 14 days.

ERIC (EBSCO) (1966- ) is a bibliographic and abstracts database covering the field of education. It includes citations to educational journal articles and educational documents. Many of the documents published since 1996 are also available in full-text format. Most of the earlier documents are filed by their ED number in the microfiche cabinets on the Main Floor of the library. Other versions of this database are the Department of Education's ERIC and ERIC (OCLC)

WorldCat  (OCLC) is a catalog of books, periodicals, and other materials held by MSU-Northern and hundreds of other libraries around the country and some international libraries. Another version of this database is This version allows you to quickly locate libraries in your area that have a copy of the item.

Additional databases can be found on the Topics page which organizes the databases by subject. The topics include Arts & Humanities, Business & Economics, Education, Nursing, Reference, Science & Technology, and Social Sciences databases. There is also an A-Z page of databases that includes descriptions of all available databases.

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