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10 Critical Components for Success in the Special Education Classroom

Courses: SPED 4300, SPED 5502 Professors: Christopher Rivera, Debbie Jean Rollins

ABC-CLIO E-books

Provides primary source material, collateral readings, and commentary that helps students understand the historical, social, and cultural milieu associated with 20 major literary works. Timelines, study questions, teacher resources, and glossaries are contained in the sourcebook for each work. Formerly called Literature in Context.

ABI/INFORM Collection

In-depth coverage of business and management publications. Includes journals, dissertations, working papers, key business newspapers, trade publications, country-and industry-focused reports and data. Topics covered include business conditions, trends, corporate strategies and tactics, management techniques, competitive and product information.

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Access World News

A collection of U.S. and global news sources historical and current.


AccessAnesthesiology offers a new approach to anesthesiology reference, research, and curricular instruction – all in one place. Updated regularly, this comprehensive online anesthesiology resource covers the entire spectrum of anesthesiology from the basics to specialty-specific content – optimized for viewing on any device. The database includes instant access to procedural videos, self-assessment, and leading anesthesiology textbooks that establish a solid foundation for learning.

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AccessEngineering, formerly the McGraw-Hill Digital Engineering Library, draws from standard engineering reference works in the areas of biomedical, chemical, civil, electrical, petroleum, environmental, industrial, mechanical, operations management, and software engineering. Includes Schaum’s Outlines.

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AccessMedicine provides students, residents, clinicians, and researchers with instant answers to clinical questions from the most trusted sources to keep pace with the changing practice of medicine.

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AccessSurgery provides textbooks, videos, journal reviews and other materials that relate to surgery and surgical education.

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Accounting & Tax (ProQuest)

Journal articles, reference reports, proceedings, and dissertations covering current news and topics as well as the trends and history influencing important accounting and tax issues.

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Acland's Video Atlas of Human Anatomy

Acland's Video Atlas of Human Anatomy uses unembalmed human specimens to illustrate anatomical structures. Object rotation of the structures allows for a 3D view that one would normally only see in a cadaver lab.

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ACLS Humanities E-book

ACLS Humanities E-Books is a digital collection of high-quality humanities titles offered by the American Council of Learned Societies in collaboration with a variety of learned societies, and contributing publishers. Years of Coverage: Mid-1800’s - present

ACLU American Civil Liberties Union Papers 1912-1995

American Civil Liberties Union Papers, 1912-1990 is a collection of papers which spans the majority of the twentieth century, from 1912 to 1990. It has its focus on civil rights, civil liberties, race, gender, and issues relating to the U.S. Supreme Court. The archive complements modules in the Making of Modern Law series including Legal Treatises, 1800-1926; U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs, 1832-1978; Primary Sources, 1763-1970; as well as the archives U.S. Declassified Documents Online and Associated Press Collections Online.

ACM Digital Library

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Digital Library includes ACM journals, papers, magazines, and conference proceedings. Also includes publications of affiliated organizations. Full-text is available for most articles, but not yet for all ACM proceedings published before 1991.

ACP Journal Club (EBM Reviews via Ovid)

ACP Journal Club includes the complete text of ACP Journal Club (1991-date) and BMJ's Evidence Based Medicine (1995-1999), which contain reviews of the most methodologically sound, clinically relevant articles from the top internal medicine, pediatric, ob/gyn, ophthalmology, psychiatry, and surgery journals.

African American Studies Center

African American Studies Center, from Oxford University Press, is edited by Henry Louis Gates. Includes articles, images, primary sources, maps, charts and tables.

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African Women's Bibliographic Database

African Women’s Bibliographic Database contains citations to items published in English about African women.  Includes books, government documents, journal articles, theses and dissertations, selected honors papers, conference papers.

Africana Periodical Literature

Africana Periodical Literature indexes English language and multi-lingual journals and periodicals that specialize in African Studies or that consistently cover the African continent. The titles indexed in this database represent Africana materials from North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.   Years of Coverage: Mid-19th century - present.

Age of Exploration

Explore five centuries of journeys across the globe, scientific discovery, the expansion of European colonialism, conflict over territories and trade routes, and the race to map and conquer new dominions. This expansive multi-archive collection focuses on maritime exploration from the earliest voyages of Vasco da Gama and Christopher Columbus; through the age of discovery and the search for the ‘new world’; the establishment of European settlements and empires on every continent; to the eventual discovery of the Northwest and Northeast Passages, and the race for the Poles. Age of Exploration contains a variety of primary sources, including richly visual materials that will engage and fascinate students and researchers of global history. Diaries, journals, logbooks, manuscripts, rare books, correspondence, scientific and government documents, maps and charts, objects and early film footage give access to the changing shape of exploration throughout the ages.


Agricola is the National Agricultural Library’s catalog. Worldwide coverage of the agricultural literature.

Agricultural & Environmental Science Database (ProQuest)

The collection contains environmental science related full-text articles, granular access to figures and tables within articles, environmental impact statements, and the entire range of bibliographic records from Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management (ESPM). Includes the databases Aqualine, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA) 3: Aquatic Pollution & Environmental Quality, Bacteriology Abstracts (Microbiology B), Biotechnology Research Abstracts, COS Conference Papers Index, Ecology Abstracts, Environment Abstracts, Environmental Engineering Abstracts, Environmental Impact Statements, Health & Safety Science Abstracts, Industrial and Applied Microbiology Abstracts (Microbiology B), Pollution Abstracts, Risk Abstracts, Sustainability Service Abstracts, Toxicology Abstracts, TOXLINE, and Water Resources Abstracts.

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AGRIS is a bibliographic database from the United Nations Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO).  Covers agricultural sciences and technology, also including fisheries, forestry, economics, nutrition.  

Air University Library Index to Military Periodicals

Air University Library Index to Military Periodicals contains citations to articles in English language military journals.

Alt HealthWatch

Alt HealthWatch focuses on complementary, holistic, and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.  Includes journals, reports, pamphlets, booklets, book excerpts.

America's News - Historical and Current

America's News, from NewsBank, is arranged by state and region. Excludes advertisements. Letters to the editor and editorials are included. Obituaries selectively included.

America: History and Life

America: History and Life offers bibliographic citations to the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Years of Coverage: 1964 – present

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American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 1-5

American Antiquarian Society (AAS)  Historical Periodicals Collection Series 1 (1691-1820); Series 2 (1821-1837);Series 3 (1838-1852);Series 4 (1853-1865);Series 5 (1866-1877)

American Civil War Research Database

American Civil War Research Database contains rosters published by the state Adjutants Generals, the Official Records, pension index records, 1860 census records, Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) records, Roll of Honor records, Medal of Honor records, and regimental histories. Information has been compiled from personal items, graveyards, and newspaper reports. Contains photographs.

American Film Institute Catalog

Comprehensive information on all American films, 1893 to 1970 with plot summaries, production history, and cast information.

American History in Video

American History in Video contains documentaries from PBS, WGBH Boston, The History Channel, newsreel films, and footage from the National Archives. All films include full-text transcripts.

American History, 1493-1945

This  collection documents American History from the earliest settlers to the mid-twentieth century. It is sourced from the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the finest archives available for the study of American History.

American National Biography

American National Biography is from the American Council of Learned Societies and published by Oxford University Press. Biographies of deceased men and women from all eras and walks of life whose lives have shaped the nation. Numerous illustrations.

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American Periodicals

American Periodicals offers digitized images of the pages of American magazines and journals. Includes Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine, early American professional journals, and several popular magazines such as Vanity Fair, Harper's, and Ladies' Home Journal. Years of Coverage: 1740-1940

American Race Relations: Global Perspectives, 1941-1996

This is a fully searchable digital archive covering foreign perspectives of American racial issues in the mid-20th century. It provides unique primary source documents on racial justice from around the world, as well as reports, publications, and news broadcasts covering America's fight for racial justice, with firsthand analysis of race relations in Latin America, Europe, Africa, and Asia

American State Papers

American State Papers includes the full text of a wide variety of government documents on many topics related to the early years of the American government including foreign relations, Indian affairs, finance, commerce and navigation, military and naval affairs. The American State Papers were the predecessor to the Serial Set, and both can be searched simultaneously using the Archive of Americana.  Years of Coverage: 1789-1839 (1st - 25th Congresses)

Anatomy Atlases

Anatomy Atlases is a digital library of anatomy information from the University of Iowa. Includes cross sectional and microscopic images.

Anatomy.tv (aka Primal Pictures)

anatomy.tv (also known as Primal Pictures) includes anatomical images, MRI scans, dissection slides, movies (including biomechanics animations), and clinical text. The head and neck, spine, hand, shoulder, thorax, pelvis, hip, knee, and foot are explored in a regional approach to anatomical study. The resource includes sports & therapy, dentistry, and surgical modules, and most content is exportable for use in lectures, posters, and other projects.

Année Philologique L'

L'Année Philologique is an index to scholarly work in fields related to the language, literature, history and culture of ancient Greece and Rome. A standard bibliographic tool for research in classical studies.  Published by the Société Internationale de Bibliographie Classique, with the American Philological Association and the Database of Classical Bibliography, and with the support of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (USA). Years of Coverage: 1927- present

Annual Reviews

Annual Reviews synthesizes primary research literature and identifies the principal contributions in 29 disciplines for a given time period in the biomedical, physical, and social sciences. Editorial committees comprised of distinguished scholars in the discipline select topics for review, and the articles are written by authors who are recognized experts in the field.

Anthropological Fieldwork Online

Anthropological Fieldwork Online brings the fieldwork underpinning ethnographies of the early 20th century into the digital world. This fully indexed, primary source database unfolds the historical development of anthropology from a global perspective, bringing together the work of early scholars who shaped the theories and methods students learn about, critique and re-shape today.

Anthropology Online

Anthropology Online brings together a wide range of written ethnographies, field notes, seminal texts, memoirs and contemporary studies, covering human behavior the world over, with a specific focus outside of the developed world. Includes cultural, linguistic, applied, visual, urban, medical, and physical anthropology, as well as archaeology.  Years of Coverage: 1800s - present

Anthropology Plus

Anthropology Plus is an international index to the literature of anthropology and archaeology. Brings together Harvard University's Anthropological Literature database and the United Kingdom's Anthropological Index. Covers journal articles, reports, commentaries, edited works, and obituaries in the fields of social, cultural, physical, biological, and linguistic anthropology, ethnology, archaeology, folklore, material culture, and interdisciplinary studies.  Includes sources in multiple languages, particularly English, Germanic, Slavic, Romance, and selected Scandinavian languages. Years of Coverage: Late 1800s - present


Produced by the American Anthropological Association (AAA) in collaboration with the University of California Press.  Years of Coverage: 1888 - present

APA Style Guide to Electronic References

Adapted from the sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, this comprehensive guide offers up-to-date information on formatting electronic references in APA Style. It outlines the key elements to include when referencing electronic sources, with an emphasis on using the digital object identifier (DOI) to locate web-based information reliably. Most important, it provides a wealth of examples for readers to model for everything from online journal articles to supplemental data sets and measurement instruments to books, videos, apps, websites, podcasts, blog posts, and social media.

Apartheid: Global Perspectives, 1946-1996

This is an international survey of the effects of apartheid on South Africa and the world witha fully searchable digitized collection of primary source documents related to apartheid.It includes translated news broadcasts and publications on the international reaction to apartheid throughout the African continent and from around the world.

APIRS Online

APIRS Online, from the Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants at the University of Florida. Covers freshwater aquatic and wetland plants, as well as terrestrial and aquatic invasive plants.

Applied Science & Technology Full Text

Applied Science & Technology Full Text offers indexing and abstracts for core English-language, scientific and technical publications back to 1983.  Helpful for applied aspects of many disciplines, such as biomedical engineering, engineering, and construction management.

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This database has comprehensive focus on trade, technical and scientific literature concerning all aspects of water resources. Major subjects of coverage include water resources and supplies management, water legislation, water quality, potable water distribution, wastewater collection, water treatment technologies, wastewater and sewage treatment and ecological and environmental effects of water pollution.

Aquatic Science Collection (ProQuest)

The collection contains aquatic science related full-text articles, granular access to figures and tables within articles, and the entire range of bibliographic records from Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA). Also includes records from Aqualine, Oceanic Abstracts, and Water Resources Abstracts

ARBA Online

American Reference Books Annual (ARBA) features reviews of reference works. Written by librarians for librarians and library science students, ARBA provides content evaluations that cover strengths and weaknesses of each reference resource and in many cases compare reference publications to similar titles. Years of Coverage: 1997 - present

Architectural Digest Magazine Archive

The Architectural Digest Magazine Archive is an extensive archive of the famed international design magazine from its first issue in 1920 through 2011, presented in a comprehensive cover-to-cover format. Each issue features photography and information on architecture and interior design, art and antiques, travel destinations, and extraordinary products.

Archive Finder

Archive Finder is a current directory which describes collections of primary source material housed in thousands of repositories across the United States, the United Kingdom, and Ireland.  It combines the content of Archives USA and National Inventory of Documentary Sources in the UK and Ireland.   For the U.S., records come from the Library of Congress's National Union Catalogue of Manuscript Collections (NUCMC) and the National Inventory of Documentary Sources in the United States.

Archive of Americana

Archive of Americana, by Readex, can search both the American State Papers (1789-1839) and the U.S. Congressional Serial Set (1817-1894). Users may also search the full text of the Early American Newspapers, Series I, which covers the years 1690-1876.


ArchiveGrid, from OCLC, is a useful tool for searching for historical documents, personal papers and family histories. Provides access to detailed descriptions of archival collections held by thousands of libraries, museums, historical societies, and archives worldwide.

Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940 Part 1

Documents in the Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture since 1940 present important aspects of LGBTQ life in the second half of the twentieth century and beyond. The archive illuminates the experiences not just of the LGBTQ community as a whole, but of individuals of different races, ethnicities, ages, religions, political orientations, and geographical locations that constitute this community. Historical records of political and social organizations founded by LGBTQ individuals are featured, as well as publications by and for lesbians and gays, and extensive coverage of governmental responses to the AIDS crisis. The archive also contains personal correspondence and interviews with numerous LGBTQ individuals, among others. The archive includes gay and lesbian newspapers from more than 35 countries, reports, policy statements, and other documents related to gay rights and health, including the worldwide impact of AIDS, materials tracing LGBTQ activism in Britain from 1950 through 1980, and more.

Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940 Part 2

Documents in the Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture since 1940 present important aspects of LGBTQ life in the second half of the twentieth century and beyond. The archive illuminates the experiences not just of the LGBTQ community as a whole, but of individuals of different races, ethnicities, ages, religions, political orientations, and geographical locations that constitute this community. Historical records of political and social organizations founded by LGBTQ individuals are featured, as well as publications by and for lesbians and gays, and extensive coverage of governmental responses to the AIDS crisis. The archive also contains personal correspondence and interviews with numerous LGBTQ individuals, among others. The archive includes gay and lesbian newspapers from more than 35 countries, reports, policy statements, and other documents related to gay rights and health, including the worldwide impact of AIDS, materials tracing LGBTQ activism in Britain from 1950 through 1980, and more.

Archives Unbound

From Gale Publishing. Archives Unbound: The South is comprised of 16 different digital collections, each centered on a particular theme in Southern history. Additional Archives Unbound collections include JFK's Foreign Affairs and International Crises, 1961-1963, Records of the Persian Gulf War, The Civil War in Words and Deeds, The War of 1812: Diplomacy on the High Seas, National Security and the FBI Surveillance of Enemy Aliens, The Amerasia Affair, China and Postwar Anti-Communist Fervor, and Chinese Civil War and U.S.-China Relations.

Art Abstracts

Art Abstracts indexes and abstracts journal articles, yearbooks, and museum bulletins from periodicals published throughout the world. Subject coverage includes advertising, archaeology, art, art history, architecture, crafts, folk art, graphic arts, interior design, photography, art criticism, video, and film. 

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Art and Architecture in Video

Art and Architecture in Video includes streaming video which illustrates the theory and practice of a variety of art forms and provides the context necessary for critical analysis. The collection spans period and region, covering the Renaissance, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Modern, and Contemporary art. In addition to art history and theory, the collection addresses applied topics such as architectural and graphic design.

Art Bibliographies Modern (ABM)

Provides abstracts of the current literature of modern art, photography and design, modern and contemporary art, including performance art and installation works, video art, computer and electronic art, body art, graffiti, artists' books, theater arts, crafts, jewelry and illustration, as well as painting, printmaking, sculpture, and drawing. The database corresponds to the print Art Bibliographies Modern,  1974 – Present.


ARTFL is the Project for American and French Research on the Treasury of the French Language, makes available indexing and fulltext of texts in French written between the 12th and 20th centuries. Includes Diderot and D'Alembert's Encyclopedie. Genres include novels, poetry, theater, journalism, essays, correspondence, and treatises in a variety of subject areas: literary criticism, biology, history, economics, and philosophy. Search ARTFL using the FRANTEXT database.

Arts & Humanities (ProQuest)

This database covers humanities broadly:  Art, Architecture, Design, History, Philosophy, Music, Literature, Theatre, and Cultural Studies,  1973 - Present.

Arts Premium Collection

The Arts Premium Collection encompasses cross-searchable databases with thousands of journal titles, ensuring deep searches of extensive collections in specialist subject areas not covered in more general databases. Subject areas include: Art, Design, Architecture, Humanities, Film/Screen Studies, Music, Performing Arts, and more. With international coverage, and access to the definitive indexes in these fields, the Arts Premium Collection supports academic inquiry and is a rich source for comprehensive arts literature reviews.


A non-profit initiative, founded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Images from art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences.   Side-by-side comparison, zooming, and other features expand the teaching functions available through ArtSTOR.

arXiv.org (Los Alamos E-Print Archives)

This preprint archive was started at Los Alamos in 1991, originally for the high energy physics community. Contains papers on topics related to physics, mathematics, nonlinear sciences, and computer science.

ASFA: Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts

Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts:  Research on marine, freshwater and brackish water organisms and environments. Includes biology and ecology of aquatic organisms, legal, policy and socioeconomic issues, fisheries, aquaculture, oceanography, limnology, resources and commerce, pollution, biotechnology, marine technology and engineering, marine meteorology and climatology, and non-living resources (oil, gas, minerals, chemicals).

Asian & European Business Collection

Business and financial news from the Eastern Hemisphere. Covers Asian business and financial information from key international publications.

ASM Handbooks

ASM Handbooks Online™ provides a comprehensive source of information on ferrous and non-ferrous metals and materials technology. Includes articles, illustrations, tables, graphs specifications and practical examples, peer-reviewed information in every area of materials specialization.

ASME Digital Collections

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Digital Collection is ASME’s repository of current and archival literature featuring ASME's Transaction Journals from 1960 to the present, ASME's Conference Proceedings from 2002 to the present, and selected ASME Press eBooks from 1993 to the present

ASSIA: Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts

Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts: Indexing and abstracting tool covering health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations and education. Includes the United States and U.K.

ASTM Compass

American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) International is a voluntary technical standards development organization whose work covers 15 industries, ranging from energy to chemicals to medical devices.  Standards can be downloaded as PDF documents.

ATLA Religion Database

Produced by the American Theological Library Association (ATLA). Provides information on topics such as biblical studies, biblical archaeology,world religions, church history, and religion in social issues. Covers the research literature of religion in 35 languages. Years of Coverage: 1949 - present

Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003)

This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.


Reference database with authoritative and up-to-date auto repair and service information on more than 38,000 vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls.

Avalon Project

Digitized documents relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government. Years of Coverage: 4000 bce – 21st century

Avery Index to Architecture Periodicals

History and practice of architecture and design, landscape architecture, city planning, historic preservation, and interior design and decoration. Scholarly and popular periodical literature, publications of professional associations, American state and regional periodicals, and the major serials on architecture and design of Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Australia.  Years of Coverage: 1934 - present, with some indexing as far back as 1741.

Bacteriology Abstracts (Microbiology B)

Abstracts of medically-oriented clinical and research literature in bacteriology, biochemistry, and genetics. A subfile of ProQuest's Environmental Science & Pollution Management Database. Years of Coverage: 1982 - present

Baltimore Afro-American (1893-1988)

This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. Full Text Included.

Banking Information

National and international information on the financial services industry, including banking trends, products, companies, issues and operations.

BBC Shakespeare Plays

Streaming video access to BBC-produced film adaptations of all 37 of William Shakespeare’s plays. The adaptations feature performances by actors including John Gielgud, Ben Kingsley, Claire Bloom, Anthony Hopkins, and Alan Rickman.

Bibliography of the History of Art

Covers European and American art from late antiquity to the present. Indexes and abstracts books, conference proceedings, dissertations, exhibition and dealer catalogs, and periodical articles. Subjects covered are painting, sculpture, drawing, prints; decorative and applied arts; architecture and industrial design; popular and folk art. Includes and extends the coverage of its two predecessor indexes, RAA-Repertoire d'Art et d'Archeologie (1973-1989) and RILA-International Repertory of the Literature of Art (1975 to 1989.)

Biography & Genealogy Master Index

Index to biographical sketches in editions of current and retrospective reference books, covering both contemporary and historical figures throughout the world. BGMI indexes only reference works containing multiple biographies; it does not index periodical articles or books of biography about a single individual.

Biography Index: Past and Present

From Biography Index beginning with its first publication in 1946. Article and book citations to biographies and autobiographies, interviews, obituaries, collections of letters, diaries, memoirs, juvenile literature, book reviews, bibliographies, and exhibition reviews. People covered range from antiquity to the present and represent all fields and nationalities.

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Biography Reference Bank

A biography database of in-depth profiles from Current Biography and World Authors, the periodical coverage of Biography Index, and specialist content from Junior Authors & Illustrators.

Biography Reference Center

A comprehensive collection of full-text biographies on popular and heavily-researched figures. Users can locate biographies of interest by browsing key categories, including occupation, nationality, publication and more than 30 genre categories including actors, artists, athletes, authors, current world leaders, explorers, scientists and many others.

Biological Abstracts

Indexing and abstracts of journal articles covering the life sciences literature worldwide.  Years of Coverage: 1926 - present.

Biomedical Reference Collection: Comprehensive

Covers clinical medicine, nursing, allied health, public health, nutrition, health management information, veterinary medicine, the health care system and the preclinical sciences.  Years of Coverage: Full text back as far as 1990 for some titles.

BioOne Complete

Fulltext of high impact, peer-reviewed bioscience journals and bulletins.  Most are published by small societies and non-commercial publishers. BioOne is supported by SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition). Largely biology, but does include botany as well.

Biotechnology Research Abstracts

This database provides research articles on biotechnology (medical, agricultural, and environmental) and bioengineering.

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Black Authors, 1556-1922

A collection of writings by black authors spanning the early years of the slave trade, the antebellum era, Reconstruction, and Jim Crow. Includes thousands of downloadable letters, poems, essays, folktales, pamphlets, and more by such writers as Phyllis Wheatley, Frederick Douglass, and Paul Lawrence Dunbar as well as many less widely known. Searchable by keyword, subject, genre, author, and place of publication.

Black Studies Center

Cross-searchable gateway to black studies including scholarly essays, recent periodicals, historical newspaper articles. Combines Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience, International Index to Black Periodicals (IIBP), historical black newspapers, and the Black Literature Index.

Black Thought and Culture

Non-fiction writings by major American black leaders, teachers, artists, politicians, religious leaders, athletes, war veterans, entertainers, and other figures. Includes letters, speeches, prefatory essays, political leaflets, interviews, periodicals, and trail transcripts. Highlights include recovered transcript of the Muhammad Ali trial; a full run of The Black Panther newspaper, Panther oral histories owned by the Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundation, with selected audio files. Years of Coverage: 1700 – present

Blackwell Reference Online

Authoritative and up-to-date scholarship across the humanities and social sciences from Wiley-Blackwell’s collection of reference works.

Bloomberg Businessweek Digital Archive

The Bloomberg Business Week Archive contains indexing, abstracting and full text for the complete archive of Business Week, beginning with the first issue in 1929 and ending in December 2000.

BMJ Best Practice

BMJ Best Practice gives medical professionals the best available information for any clinical situation. Regularly updated, it draws on the latest evidence-based research to offer step-by-step guidance on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention.

Book Review Digest

Book reviews from a variety of serious, academic works.    Years of Coverage: 1908 – present

Books In Print

Bibliographic information for books, audio books, and video titles. Includes information on availability of titles from distributors and wholesalers as well as information on out of print and forthcoming titles. Books in Print includes the Bowker's Publisher Authority Database, with contacts for publishers, distributors, wholesalers and book agents from around the world.

Britannica Online

Britannica Online is a general knowledge English language encyclopedia written and continuously updated by more than 4,000 contributors over time, including 110 Nobel Prize winners and five American presidents. It is regarded as one of the most scholarly of English language encyclopedias. Excellent resource for students seeking an authoritative alternative to Wikipedia.

British Library Newspapers

British Library Newspapers consists of two major collections from the British Library which span three hundred years of newspaper publishing in the U.K.—17th and 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers and 19th Century Newspapers. This collection includes full runs of 48 newspapers, national and regional papers, as well as those from both established country or university towns and the new industrial powerhouses of the manufacturing Midlands, as well as Scotland, Ireland and Wales.

British Newspapers (1600-1950)

British Newspapers, 1600-1950 is a comprehensive digital historic newspaper archive. It provides access to historic newspapers, newsbooks, ephemera and national & regional papers from British Isles. This interface searches: 17th-18th Century Charles Burney Collection of Newspapers and 19th century British Library Newspapers.


BrowZine is an app that gives you access to ECU libraries' electronic journals. The app allows you to browse journals by subject, create a bookshelf and easily access full-text content from your devise or computer. The app is available for tablets, mobile devices and desktop.

Mobile Resources Overview


Building Green provides users with product reviews through GreenSpec, case studies, and full text articles from their journal, Environmental Building News.

Business Source Complete

Business Source Complete is a comprehensive scholarly business database, providing the leading collection of bibliographic and full text content. As part of the coverage offered by this database, indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals back as far as 1886 are included. In addition, searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,300 journals.

Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities

Publishing Opportunities in Business (accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing), Education (educational curriculum and methods, educational technology and library science, educational psychology and administration), Psychology, Psychiatry, Health (health administration, nursing).  Includes journal acceptance rates.

Canadian Business & Current Affairs (CBCA)

Articles spanning Canadian agriculture, business and economics, education, government and politics, health sciences, history, literature, medical sciences, social sciences, and more, including scholarly content.

Canadian Newsstream

Over 300 Canadian newspapers from Canada's leading publishers, including the complete available electronic backfile for most newspapers, providing full access to the articles, columns, editorials and features.


Canopy is a course that teaches specialized medical concepts and terminology across a wide spectrum of commonly-encountered clinical scenarios, to enable providers to establish a rapport with their Spanish-speaking patients.

Caribbean History and Culture, 1535-1920

A collection of 1,200 downloadable books, pamphlets, broadsides, and ephemera spanning four centuries of Caribbean history and culture, curated from the Library Company of Philadelphia.

Caribbean Newspapers (1718-1876)

A comprehensive primary resource for studying the development of Western society and international relations within this important group of islands.  Essential for researching colonial history, the Atlantic slave trade, international commerce, New World slavery and U.S. relations with the region as far back as the early 18th century. Largely in English. Created in cooperation with the American Antiquarian Society.

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP)

The 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. Search by agency, title, subject, and general key word, or click on "Advanced Search" for more options.

CCH IntelliConnect

Integrates content from the CCH Standard Federal Tax Reporter, the Internal Revenue Code, tax regulations and cases, IRS publications, and other full-text primary source documents. Also includes state tax information, current tax news, U.S. Tax Treaties Reporter, practice tools, and tax forms.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention's website contains a variety of resources about health and safety topics, data and statistics, and news and events that relate to health and disease.

Chadwyck-Healey Literature Collections

Provides access to collections of poetry, drama, fiction, and literary criticism from Chadwyck-Healey. Includes access to African American Poetry, American Drama 1714-1915, American Poetry, Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature, 1920- (ABELL), Bibliography of American Literature, Canadian Poetry, Early American Fiction, Early English Prose Fiction, Eighteenth-Century Fiction, English Drama, English Poetry, English Poetry Second Edition, The Faber Poetry Library, King James Bible, Nineteenth-Century Fiction, Twentieth-Century African American Poetry, Twentieth-Century American Poetry, Twentieth-Century Poetry, and Twentieth-Century English Poetry.

Charlotte Observer - Historical and Current

The Charlotte Observer is the primary newspaper of North Carolina's largest city. With its emphasis is on news of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg region, it also provides coverage of national and international news. This database spans 1882-Present.


From RIA, provides primary source materials, editorial materials, news and analysis of federal and state tax issues. Primary source materials include statutes, regulations, legislation, committee reports, and IRS regulations and rulings. Includes American Federal Tax Reports (starting with 1860) Tax Court & Board of Tax Appeals Memorandum Decisions (starting with 1928) Tax Court & Board of Tax Appeals Reported Decisions (starting with 1924) Tax Court & Federal Procedural Rules Tax Court Memorandum Decisions (Current Year) Tax Court Reported Decisions (Current Year) Tax Court Summary Opinions Editorial and analytical materials include the Citator, Federal Tax Coordinator, Federal Tax Handbook, and the U.S. Tax Reporter. News features include Federal Taxes Weekly Alert Newsletter, RIA Tax Watch, and WG&L Journals.

Students in tax classes at ECU receive passwords from their professors. Other ECU students, faculty, and staff who wish to use Checkpoint must obtain a password by clicking here.

ChemIDplus Advanced

A chemical dictionary file for compounds of biomedical and regulatory interest. Records include CAS Registry Numbers and other identifying numbers, molecular formulae, generic names, trivial names, other synonyms, MeSH headings, and file locators which lead users to other NLM files.


Courses: CHEM 1150 CHEM 1160 Professors: Eli Hvastkovs Robert Hughes Sambuddha Banerjee Shawn White Subodh Dutta Adam Offenbacher Allison Danell Rosa Bell

Chicago Manual of Style

The Chicago Manual of Style Online, completely searchable and easy to use, provides recommendations on editorial style and publishing practices for the digital age. It presents two basic documentation systems: (1) notes and bibliography and (2) author-date. The full contents of the 16th and 15th editions are included.

Child Care &  Early Education Research Connections

An open access collection from a "partnership among the National Center for Children in Poverty at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University; the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research at the Institute for Social Research, the University of Michigan; and the Child Care Bureau, Administration for Children and Families of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Years of Coverage: 1995 - Current

Children's Core Collection

Covers fiction and nonfiction works, story collections, picture books, and magazines recommended for readers in preschool through sixth grade. Professional literature for children’s librarians—both periodicals and books—is also covered.

Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD)

Information about children's books, video and audio recordings, film strips, and other children-focused media. Contains critical reviews of children's books, ranging from the earliest baby board books to novels and nonfiction for young adults. Teaching materials included.

Choice Reviews Online

Includes the reviews in Choice magazine and Choice Reviews Online for collection development and scholarly research.

Chronicle of Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education provides a source of news, information and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. It contains job listings and career building tools. The Chronicle Review is a magazine of arts and ideas with sections on the academic workplace, online learning and many other topics.

CINAHL Complete

CINAHL covers the literature related to nursing and allied health fields, which include physical and radiologic therapy; cardiopulmonary, medical and laboratory technology; occupational therapy; radiologic technology; social assisting; the physician's assistant; surgical technology; and health education. CINAHL subject headings reflect the terminology used by nursing and allied health professionals, and approximately 70% of CINAHL headings also appear in MEDLINE.

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CINAHL Plus with Full Text

Database of nursing and allied health journals with additional materials that include nursing dissertations, conference proceedings, evidence-based care sheets, audiovisuals, and continuing education modules.

Civil Engineering Database

Bibliographic access to all publications of the American Society of Civil Engineers -- journals, conference proceedings, books, standards, manuals, magazines, and newspapers. Subject areas include aerospace engineering, architectural engineering, bridges, cold regions, computer practices, construction, earthquake engineering, engineering mechanics, environmental engineering, forensic engineering, geotechnical engineering, highways, hydrology, hydraulics, materials engineering, structural engineering, urban planning, water resources, and waterway, port, coastal and ocean engineering. Years of Coverage: 1970 - Current

Civil Rights and the Black Freedom Struggle

This database brings together a wide array of documents pertaining to the civil rights movement in the 20th century. It includes NAACP internal memos, legal briefings, and direct action summaries, as well as federal government records and records of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

Classical Music in Video

Streaming video of performances of including performances by leading orchestras, chamber music, oratorio, and solo performances, along with master classes and interviews with master teachers from around the world.  Includes historical figures.

Classical Music Library

Includes tracks of classical music recordings for listening, browsing, and searching, benchmarked against the Music Library Association's listing of essential sound recordings. Also includes program notes, composer biographies, and images cross-referenced to the recordings. Recommended playlists are presented by themes and categories. Years of Coverage: Medieval to current

Access is limited to 3 users at a time.

Classical Scores Library

Classical scores, both public-domain and in-copyright, including selections from Boosey and Hawkes and the University Music Editions Microfilm series.

Cleveland Call and Post

This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. Full Text Included.


ClinicalKey is a clinical insight engine designed to quickly return point-of-care, educational, and research information with a single keyword search. MEDLINE citations, research articles, book chapters, point-of-care summaries, images, charts, graphs, and video procedures are all included in result sets. ClinicalKey replaces Elsevier's longstanding MD Consult, Procedures Consult, and First Consult platforms.

Mobile Resources Overview

ClinicalKey for Nursing

ClinicalKey for Nursing brings leading resources together in one integrated online service to help nurses efficiently find answers to pressing clinical questions. ClinicalKey for Nursing includes the latest drug information, patient education, professional journals, reference books, current news, clinical practices, care planning tools, and other evidence-based content. Formerly Nursing Consult (Mosby's)


ClinicalTrials.gov is a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world.

Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (EBM Reviews via Ovid)

The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) serves as the most comprehensive source of reports of  controlled trials. CENTRAL is published as part of The Cochrane Library, is updated quarterly, and contains citations to reports of trials and other studies potentially eligible for inclusion in Cochrane reviews.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (EBM Reviews via Ovid)

The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews includes the full text of the regularly updated systematic reviews of the effects of healthcare prepared by The Cochrane Collaboration.

Cochrane Methodology Register Database Guide

The Cochrane Methodology Register is a database of studies relevant to the methods of systematic reviews of healthcare and social interventions. The database includes journal articles, book chapters, conference proceedings, conference abstracts and reports of ongoing methodological research. Content is constantly expanded by an extensive handsearching program and the development of a series of search strategies in MEDLINE and EMBASE to identify relevant reports. This activity is funded by the National Health Service Research and Development Methodology Programme in England.

Columbia International Affairs Online

Theory, research, and teaching materials for international affairs. Includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs.

Communication and Mass Media Complete (CMMC)

Journals in communication studies, with coverage extending to the inaugural issue of each -- some from as far back as the early decades of the 20th century.

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Computing (ProQuest)

Scholarly journals, trade publications, and consumer titles covering topics such as artificial intelligence, automation, gaming, graphics, networking, security, database management, systems administration, information science and hardware.

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Consumer Reports via MasterFile Premier

Popular collection of product reviews and recommendations for cars, appliances, electronics, personal finance, and health information.

Contagion: Historical Views of Diseases and Epidemics

Harvard University Library's Open Collections Program have brought together Philadelphia's yellow fever epidemic of 1793, London's Great Plague of 1665, and six other notable epidemics from world history. Contains historical pamphlets, serials, books, and manuscripts. Brief overviews of important concepts such as germ theory, public health, vaccination, medical geography, and humoral theory. For those with an interest in the history of medicine, public health, or diseases.

Contemporary Women's Issues

Contains coverage of issues that influence women’s lives across the globe. The database provides access to current full text and pertinent backfile content covering topics including civil rights, health, education, professional development, and entrepreneurship.

COS Conference Papers Index

Citations to papers and poster sessions presented at major scientific meetings around the world. Subject emphasis since 1995 has been in the life sciences, environmental sciences and the aquatic sciences, while older material also covers physics, engineering and materials science.

Counseling and Therapy in Video

A collection of videos for the study of counseling, social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling. Videos range from counseling sessions, demonstrations and consultations to lectures, presentations, and interviews. Indexed by client and therapist details, enabling users to find materials dealing specifically with counseling African-Americans or Latinos, for example, or with counseling children or the elderly. A searchable transcript is included with each video.

CQ Press Library

CQ Press Library includes among its titles the following: CQ Almanac, CQ Weekly, CQ Researcher, Congress and the Nation Series 1945-forward, The Historic Documents Series 1972-present, The Political Handbook of the World, Politics in America, The Supreme Court Yearbook Series, Vital Statistics on American Politics (with tables and figures, data-export and download capabilities),The Washington Information Directory. Formerly called the CQ Press Political Reference Suite.

CQ Researcher Online

Congressional Quarterly’s reports on topics in the public arena, e.g., current affairs, the economy, social trends, international relations, criminal justice, education, the environment, government and politics.

Credo Reference

Credo’s Academic Core collection is a full-text database of reference ebooks, including encyclopedias, dictionaries and thesauri, handbooks, readers’ guides, atlases, primary source materials, and image and video collections. It includes over 600 titles covering the primary disciplines of Higher Education.

Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text

Comprehensive coverage of international journals, books, reports, dissertations and unpublished papers on criminology and related disciplines.

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Criminal Justice Database (ProQuest)

Full-text criminology and criminal justice articles for students and professionals in law enforcement, corrections administration, social work, drug rehabilitation, criminal and family law, industrial security, and other criminal justice fields.

Current Geographical Publications

Online version of the print bibliography. Lists bibliographical references to books, periodical articles, pamphlets, government documents, maps and atlases added to the American Geographical Society Collection of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Online version is browsable by issue.

Current Index to Statistics

Provides indexing for books, journal articles, and conference proceedings. The Current Index to Statistics is a joint venture of the American Statistical Association and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. Years of Coverage: 1975 - Current

Cypress Resume

Easy-to-use résumé building tool with a built-in writing process and automatic formatting.

Dance in Video

Dance performances from the stage available through online streaming video.

DARE: Dictionary of American Regional English

The Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE) is a record of American English as spoken in the U.S., from its beginnings to the present. DARE contains regional and folk speech. It is based both on face-to-face interviews and on a large collection of print and (recently) electronic materials, including diaries, letters, novels, histories, biographies, government documents, and newspapers. This digital version transforms the dictionary into an interactive, multimedia tool.

Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (EBM Reviews via Ovid)

The Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness (DARE) contains critical assessments of systematic reviews from a variety of medical journals. DARE is produced by the expert reviewers and information staff of the National Health Services' Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (NHS CRD) at the University of York, England, and covers topics such as diagnosis, prevention, rehabilitation, screening, and treatment.

Design and Applied Arts Index (DAAI)

An international index to design and craft journals.

Dictionary of Literary Biography

Includes Gale’s Dictionary of Literary Biography, Dictionary of Literary Biography Documentary Series, and Dictionary of Literary Biography Yearbook Series. Featuring comprehensive literary biographies, profiles of past and present authors, historians, journalists, screenwriters, publishers, and playwrights. The biographies discuss the lives and careers of the literary figures profiled, along with the critical response to their works.

Digital National Security Archive

Includes significant primary documents, including declassified documents, central to U.S. foreign and military policy since 1945. Declassified documents are included in the database. Arranged by core collections, each focused on a single topic. Years of Coverage: 1945 – present

Digital Theatre Plus

Digital Theatre Plus is a collection HD captured performance from the most respected production houses worldwide, created specially for educational audiences. Exclusive behind-the-scenes documentaries and written teaching and learning resources aid deeper understanding of productions and texts.

This trial runs through March 22, 2019. To give your feedback click here


The online home for materials presented by the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center. Contains digital versions of primary sources from cultural heritage institutions around North Carolina. The materials on this site are made freely available for students, teachers, scholars, and anyone who is interested in the history and culture of North Carolina.

Directory of Graduate Programs in Applied Sports Psychology

The Directory of Graduate Programs in Applied Sport Psychology (11th edition) provides information on graduate programs related to sporty psychology. Topics include internships, degrees offered, distance learning programs, and graduate program details. The directory is edited by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology.

ECU students, faculty, and staff who wish to use the directory must obtain a password (invoice number) by clicking here.

Directory of Open Access Books

DOAB is a searchable index of academic, peer-reviewed books that have been published under an Open Access license. It includes links to the full-text books on the publishers' websites. The primary aim of DOAB is to increase discoverability of Open Access books. Publishers must meet the requirements for Open Access and peer review in order to have their books indexed in DOAB.

Directory of Open Access Journals

DOAJ is an online directory of open access, peer-reviewed journals that is multidisciplinary in scope.

Dissertations and Theses @ ECU

Provides abstracts and in some cases full text of dissertations of ECU students. This service is provided to universities that actively publish their graduate students' dissertations with ProQuest's UMI® Dissertation Publishing. Dissertations @ enables individual universities to access the citations and abstracts of all their student's dissertations, as well as the full text in PDF format, when available. Years of Coverage: 1978 -- Current

Drama Online

Drama Online attempts to meet teaching needs for theater studies, literature courses, and drama programs. Includes monologues, ensemble and one-person plays; comedies, tragedies, historical as well as contemporary content. "Play Tools" include Character Grids, Words and Speech graphs and Part Books for close study or for performance. Drama texts include material from student editions, scholarly works, the Arden Shakespeare Series, Methuen Drama, and Faber & Faber. New content is  added regularly.


The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition, is the most comprehensive, current, and critical resource for clinical practice available to today's mental health clinicians and researchers of all orientations. DSM-5 is used by health professionals, social workers, and forensic and legal specialists to diagnose and classify mental disorders.

DynaMed Plus

Updated 24x7x365, DynaMed Plus provides current, evidence-based information to support clinical decision making at the point of care. DynaMed Plus contains concise, accurate overviews for the most common conditions and evidence-based recommendations for action. Features include: thousands of medical graphics and images, specialty content, and mobile access.

Mobile Resources Overview

e-Anatomy: Interactive Anatomy Atlas

e-Anatomy contains thousands of slices from normal CT and MR exams selected to cover the entire sectional anatomy of the human body. Images are labeled using Terminologia Anatomica.


e-Echocardiography is a web site dedicated to promoting education on echocardiography, ultrasound, cardiology, cardiac anesthesiology, anesthesiology, and cardiac sonography. e-Echocardiography offers CMEs and Self Assessment Exams.

Early & Underground Newspaper Collection

The Government Documents/Microforms department at Joyner Library is home to both the Early & Underground Newspaper Collections on microform. The Early Newspaper Collection contains a number of American and International papers from the eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth centuries. The Underground Newspaper Collection is made up of college and independent publications primarily from the mid to late 1960's. Many of these collections are incomplete as they were made up of small sporadic production runs.

Early American Imprints, Series I-II

Series I: Evans, 1639-1800  Based on the American Bibliography by Charles Evans and enhanced by Roger Bristol’s Supplement as well as supplements from the Library Company of Philadelphia and the American Antiquarian Society. Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker, 1801-1809 Based on Ralph R. Shaw and Richard H. Shoemaker’s American Bibliography, 1801-1809, with  supplemental material from the Library Company of Philadelphia and the American Antiquarian Society.  Years of Coverage: 1639-1809

Early American Newspapers, Series I-VII

From Readex. Page images are formatted to allow for easy viewing, magnification, printing and saving.  Years of Coverage: 1690 - 1922

Early Encounters in North America

Letters, diaries, memoirs and accounts of early encounters between native inhabitants and explorers from other countries. Entries include text and images searchable or browseable along several indexes, including encounter, environment and places, flora, fauna, images, author, year, sources, and personal or cultural events.  Years of Coverage: 1492 - 2003

Early English Books Online

Contains titles listed in Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640) and Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700) and their revised editions, as well as the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661) collection. This collection is useful for scholars in the areas of English literature, history, philosophy, linguistics, and the fine arts. Years of Coverage: 1475 - 1700

Earth Science Collection (ProQuest)

The collection contains earth science related full-text articles, granular access to figures and tables within articles, and the entire range of bibliographic records from GeoRef.

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Eastern North Carolina Digital Library

Contains fiction and non-fiction volumes, museum artifacts, maps, and educational material pertaining to the history of the 41 counties in Eastern North Carolina.

EBM Reviews (all including Cochrane)

This OVID multifile database allows you to search simultaneously the four Evidence Based Medicine Reviews databases: ACP Journal Club (ACP), Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (formerly Cochrane Controlled Trials Register-CCTR)(CENTRAL), Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR), and Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE). Note that Mapping is not available in OVID Multifile databases.

Access is limited to seven (7) simultaneous users at a time.

Ebook Central

A collection of online full text books and other materials in a variety of subject areas.

eBooks on EBSCOhost

A platform for accessing and retrieving many reference, scholarly, and professional e-books.

Ecology Abstracts

Covers current ecology research from a wide range of sources, including journals, books, published conference proceedings, and governmental reports, such as publications from the US Fish & Wildlife Service.


Provides indexing and abstracting of a wide range of economics-related literature (journals, books and dissertations). An expanded version of the Journal of Economic Literature, EconLit covers both economic theory and application. Years of Coverage: 1886 - present

ECRI Guidelines Trust

ECRI Guidelines Trust is a publicly available web-based repository of evidence-based clinical practice guideline content. Its purpose is to provide physicians, nurses, other clinical specialties, and members of the healthcare community with up-to-date, clinical practices to advance safe and effective patient care. User's must register to search guideline database.

ECU Digital Collections

Thousands of images, texts, and audio/video from ECU's diverse collections and beyond.

Education in Video

An international collection of streaming video developed specifically for training and developing teachers. It contains teaching demonstrations, lectures, documentaries, and primary-source footage of students and teachers in actual classrooms.

Education Law in North Carolina

A source of up-to-date information about federal and state laws and court cases that affect North Carolina's public schools. Addresses a wide range of legal issues. Features clear, concise explanations of changes adopted by the North Carolina General Assembly, and information about recent court decisions affecting public schools.  Updated annually.

Education Research Complete

Covers scholarly research and information relating to all areas of education.  

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eHRAF World Cultures

Produced by the Human Relations Area Files, Inc. (HRAF) at Yale University. eHRAF World Cultures is a cross-cultural database that contains information on aspects of cultural and social life. Information is organized into cultures and ethnic groups and the full-text sources are subject-indexed at the paragraph level.

Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)

Significant English-language and foreign-language titles printed in Great Britain during the eighteenth century, along with thousands of important works from the Americas.  Includes a variety of materials — from books and directories, Bibles, sheet music and sermons to advertisements, works from women writers of the eighteenth century; collections on the French Revolution; and numerous editions of the works of Shakespeare. Multiple editions of each individual work are offered to enable scholars to make textual comparisons of the works. Years of Coverage: 1701-1800


This easy-to-use curriculum and reference resource delivers one of the largest general reference collections of periodical and digital media content designed specifically for schools and libraries of all kinds, as well as additional subject-based material.


Embase is a biomedical database that focuses on drugs and pharmacology, medical devices, clinical medicine, and basic science relevant to clinical medicine. Especially strong coverage on drug trials. Note: Access to the resource sunsets 8/31/2019


Limited access to full text journals published by the U.K.-based MCB University Press. Particularly strong in engineering, general management, human resources; information management, library & information services, marketing, operations and production management, public sector management, quality management, and training & education.

Empire Online

A database of rare primary documents that uses images of the texts rather than transcriptions. Each section features thematic essays by leading scholars in the field of Empire Studies. Years of Coverage: 1492-present

Encyclopedia of Statistical Sciences

This reference book provides different definitions and histories on various terms related to statistics.

Engineering Case Studies Online

Engineering Case Studies Online provides in-depth coverage for the most frequently taught and seminal engineering case studies and failures, from the Titanic to the Challenger space shuttle explosion.

English Historical Documents

English Historical Documents is an annotated collection of primary source documents on British history. It covers the years 500 to 1914. The sources include treaties, statutes, declarations, government and cabinet proceedings, military dispatches, orders, acts, sermons, newspaper articles, pamphlets, personal and official letters, diaries, and more.

Entrepreneurship (ProQuest)

Information for entrepreneurs and researchers that includes business start-up plans, video clips, journals, business cases, and more.

Environmental Impact Statements: Full-Text

Full-text of environmental impact statements. Each entry includes a clear description of the project, sections on positive impact and negative consequences, and legal mandates.

Environmental Science Index

Covers the world literature pertaining to technological and engineering aspects of air and water quality, environmental safety, and energy production.

ERIC via ProQuest

The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. ERIC is the premiere indexing and abstracting source for education and related disciplines. Journal and non-journal literature indexed.

ERIC via US Department of Education

The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. ERIC is the premiere indexing and abstracting source for education and related disciplines.  Journal and non-journal literature indexed.  Selectively full-text for the document (non-journal) portion of the database. This is a public, freely-available website. Years of Coverage: 1966 - present

Essay and General Literature Index

Cites content contained in collections of essays and miscellaneous works published in the United States, Great Britain, and Canada. EGLI focuses on the humanities and social sciences, with subject coverage ranging from economics, political science, and history to criticism of literary works, drama, and film. Years of Coverage: 1983 - Present

Access is limited to 1 user at a time.

Essential Science Indicators

Essential Science Indicators can determine the influential and emerging individuals, institutions, papers, publications, and countries in a field of study. This unique and comprehensive compilation of science performance statistics and science trends data is based on journal article publication counts and citation data from Thomson Scientific databases.

eStatement Studies

The online version of Robert Morris Associates Annual Statement Studies, it is the only source of composite performance metrics derived directly from the financial statements of financial institutions' borrowers and prospects. These financial statements come directly to RMA from member institutions, which get their data straight from their customers.  eStatement Studies includes two publications: Financial Ratios Benchmarks andIndustry Default Probabilities & Cash Flow Measures.

Ethnic Newswatch

Full text collection of newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press.

European Business (ProQuest)

Trade journals and scholarly journals with a focus on Europe.

European Views of the Americas: 1493-1750

Bibliographic database created from European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed in Europe Relating to the Americas, 1493-1750.  A comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. It covers the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of Native American peoples. A wide range of subject areas are covered; from natural disasters to disease outbreaks and slavery.

Everyday Life & Women in America

Documents the social and cultural forces that shaped the everyday lives of women and men in America from 1800 to 1920.  Images are sourced from the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture, Duke University and the New York Public Library.  Years of Coverage: c1800-1920

Evidence-Based Practice Education Center of Excellence

This guide provides a collection of resources that support teaching and learning in Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) for faculty, librarians, students, and other health care professionals.


EXAM MASTER provides exam preparation and review software for multiple health professions. EXAM MASTER covers: USMLE (Steps 1-3), specialty certifications (Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, General Surgery, General Pediatrics), PANCE/PANRE, NAPLEX and Dental review (NBDE Part 1).

Registration is required, and is free for ECU faculty, staff, and students.

Family Health (ProQuest)

Magazines and journals covering consumer health topics, such as sports injuries, women's health, food and nutrition, midwifery, eye care and dentistry.

FBI File: House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)

The archive is divided into three parts. The first part, 1938-1945, documents clashes between HUAC chairman Martin Dies and the administrations of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry Truman. The second section, 1946-1949, records the process by which the FBI and HUAC chose their targets. The final section follows HUAC, renamed the Internal Security Committee, in its attempt to protect the FBI from other congressional investigative committees


Government Printing Office (GPO)'s Federal Digital System (FDsys) provides public access to government information submitted by Congress and Federal agencies and preserved as technology changes.

Ferguson's Career Guidance Center

Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center is a comprehensive resource for career exploration and planning that allows users to quickly find the valuable career information they need, whether it’s industry and professions articles, school planning resources, or skills and career advice.

FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals

International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF), indexes articles from the world's foremost academic and popular film journals, dating from 1972 onward.

Film and Television Literature Index

A comprehensive bibliographic database covering the entire spectrum of television and film writing. Designed for use by film scholars, college students, and general viewers. Publications include Film Journal International, Journal of British Cinema & Television, Film Criticism, Post Script, Variety, and more as well as technical publications such as SMPTE.

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Film Index International

Coverage starts with the first silent movies and continues until the present day. Includes biographical information for more than 737,000 personalities. Also includes coverage of international film awards and prizes as well as searchable plot summaries and full cast and crew lists. Produced in collaboration with the British Film Institute.

Films on Demand

Films on Demand provides access to thousands of video titles in Humanities & Social Sciences, Business & Economics, Health & Medicine, Science & Mathematics, and archival films & newsreels.

Financial Times

A U.K.-based database of financial and economic news from one of the world's leading sources of financial, economic and political news.


FishBase covers over 25,000 species of fish and has over 70,000 synonyms and 180,000 common names in over 200 languages. Includes illustrations.  The classification of higher taxa follows the version of Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes. Data includes family, order, class, environment, climate, importance, resilience, distribution, biology, ecology, diet, reproduction, and references. Developed by the World Fish Center and the FAO with support from the European Commission.


Distributed by ProQuest, Fold3 Library Edition by Ancestry provides convenient access to a growing collection of US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. It contains millions of records from world-class archives, many of which are exclusively available on Fold3.

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Forbes Magazine Archive

This fully searchable full-text archive beginning with 1917, provides analysis on business leaders, politics, entertainment, technology, communication, culture, and style.

Foundation Directory Online Professional

A comprehensive database of grantmakers and grants. Search 990s allows searching across the text of the entire database for private foundations, community foundations, and grantmaking public charities.

Free Books 4 Doctors

Includes many important medical textbooks available online with unrestricted access. Free and in full-text.

Gale Directory Library

Provides access to online directories published by Gale. Includes Encyclopedia of Associations.

Gale NewsVault

Offers cross-searching across a range of historical newspapers and periodicals. ECU currently has access to: 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers -- Gathered by the Reverend Charles Burney (1757 - 1817), 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Parts 1-2, 19th Century U.S. Newspapers, Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive. Years of Coverage: 1600-1900

Gale Primary Sources

Gale Primary Sources is a universal research experience that combines Gale's acclaimed digital archives in a single cross-search interface. Users can search and access a wide range of content including monographs, manuscripts, newspapers, photographs, maps, and more. Your library may have access to extensive archives such as Eighteenth Century Collections Online; newspaper archives such as British Library Newspapers; subject-based archives such as Crime, Punishment, and Popular Culture 1790-1920; archives of historical literature such as American Fiction 1774-1920; and micro-archives from the Archives Unbound series. Subject indexing included.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Contains fulltext online reference books on the subjects of arts, biography, education, environment, history, medicine, multicultural studies, nation and world, religion, science, and social science. View books by subject or search for articles by keyword or topic.

Garland Encyclopedia of World Music

The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online is a comprehensive online resource devoted to music research of  the world’s many cultures. It contains more than 9,000 pages of material and 300 audio recordings, as well as entries by more than 700 expert contributors from many countries.


Available to ECU faculty, staff, and students with a current Pirate ID and password. Provides access to resources related to department technology investments, research collaboration, emerging IT trends and professional development.


GEOBASE is a database of indexed research literature in the Earth sciences, ecology, geology, human and physical geography, environmental sciences, oceanography, geomechanics, alternative energy sources, pollution, waste management and nature conservation. The content crosses subject, language and cultural boundaries, providing a unique research tool to users. GEOBASE covers 3+ million abstract records of multidisciplinary content enabling comprehensive geological evaluation of any desired region. This includes geological structure and relation to natural resources as well as linking resource management, transport, and regional and urban planning.


Hosted on the GeoScienceWorld platform, GeoRef is the American Geological Institute's geoscience database. It contains records of North America since 1785, and other areas of the world since 1933. The database is the equivalent of four major reference publications: Bibliography of North American Geology, Bibliography and Index of Geology Exclusive of North America, Geophysical Abstracts, and the Bibliography and Index of Geology. Additional items come from special bibliographies produced on request for state surveys or societies, and annual subject and author indexes. GeoRef also searches full-text journals available on the GeoScienceWorld platform.

GeoScienceWorld ebooks Collection

A comprehensive resource of eBooks for researchers in the Earth Sciences.

Gerritsen Collection

In the late 1800's, Dutch physician and feminist Aletta Jacobs and her husband C.V. Gerritsen began collecting books, pamphlets and periodicals documenting international women's history and the feminist movement. The works span four centuries and 15 languages. Years of Coverage: 1543 - 1945

Global Health Observatory (formerly WHO: Statistical Information System)

The Global Health Observatory is the data repository for the World Health Organization and provides reports, statistics, maps, and standards of worldwide significance.

Global Road Warrior

An essential guide for companies and individuals traveling to or doing business in foreign countries. Includes business culture, communications, demographics, money and banking, points of interest, security, society and culture, tips for businesswomen, transportation, and travel essentials.

Google Scholar

Introduced in 2004. Includes peer-reviewed papers, dissertations, book citations, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from a variety of content providers. Some content is available in full text. At this time Google Scholar is not considered comprehensive for academic content.


Grants.gov is a central storehouse for information on over 1,000 federal grant programs and provides access to approximately $500 billion in annual awards. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is the managing partner for Grants.gov.

Greensboro News and Record - Historical and Current

The Greensboro News and Record is the primary newspaper of the Greensboro-Winston Salem-High Point Triad region. It also provides coverage of national and international news. This database encompasses editions from 1906-Present.

Grey Literature Report from the New York Academy of Medicine

The Grey Literature Report is a bimonthly publication of The New York Academy of Medicine Library alerting readers to new grey literature publications in health services research and selected public health topics. In addition to this alert service, all resources are added and indexed in our Online Catalog.

Handbook of Latin American Studies

An annotated bibliography on Latin America. Edited by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress, the multidisciplinary Handbook alternates annually between the social sciences and the humanities. Years of Coverage: 1936 - present.

HarpWeek: The Civil War Era & Reconstruction

HarpWeek: The Civil War Era and Reconstruction I & II (1857-1877) is aweb version of Harper'sWeekly published during the Civil War era and Reconstruction. The newspaper illustrations featured Winlsow Homer, Thomas Nast and Mathew Brady.

Health & Medical (ProQuest)

Clinical research plus consumer and health administration titles.

Health & Psychosocial Instruments (HAPI)

Provides access to information on measurement instruments (i.e., questionnaires, interview schedules, checklists, index measures, coding schemes/manuals, rating scales, tests) in the health fields, psychosocial sciences, organizational behavior, and library and information science. HAPI assists in the identification of measures needed for research studies, grant proposals, client/patient assessment, theses/dissertations, and program evaluation.

Allows for 1 simultaneous user.

Health & Safety Science Abstracts

Published in association with the University of Southern California's Institute of Safety and Systems Management, this database provides a comprehensive, timely survey of recent work relating to public health, safety, and industrial hygiene. Sources include government reports, journal articles, conference proceedings, books, and other publications.

Health & Society in Video

Health and Society in Video is an online collection of streaming documentaries focusing on health issues and their impact on society.

Health & Wellness Information Center

Portal is designed for members of the general public who are looking to find trustworthy health information online. The health portal includes free access to health information, news, journal articles, eBooks, videos, health resources in Spanish, and more.

Health & Wellness Resource Center

This database provides integrated access to medical, health, and wellness information.

Health ENC

Health ENC is a resource for the community health needs assessment (CHNA) process in eastern North Carolina and is a program of the Foundation for Health Leadership and Innovation (FHLI). Socioeconomic, health, and demographic data are brought together to make the site as a tool for community assessment, strategic planning, identifying best practices for improvement, collaboration and advocacy.

Health Management (ProQuest)

Research supporting professional healthcare management and healthcare administration.

Access is limited to user with Pirate ID.

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Health Reference Center: Academic

Health Reference Center Academic provides information on the complete range of health care topics. Its  2,500 embargo-free, full-text periodicals, reference books, pamphlets, and hundreds of videos demonstrate medical procedures and live surgeries. It is intended for students, knowledgeable consumer health researchers, and health care professionals.


Ovid Healthstar is comprised of data from the National Library of Medicine's (NLM) MEDLINE and former HealthSTAR databases. It focuses on both the clinical and non-clinical aspects of health care delivery and contains citations to the published literature on health services, technology, administration, and research.

Henry Stewart Talks

The Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection publishes animated audiovisual presentations or seminars by leading world experts. Every talk has been specially commissioned with informative visuals and synchronized narration which preserve each speaker's personality and approach. Talk categories include biochemistry, cancer, genetics and pharmaceutical science.

HeritageQuest Online

Genealogical research tool containing local history books, Federal Census data sets from 1790-1930, Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application File, and PERSI, the PERiodical Source Index of genealogy and local history periodicals. Years of Coverage: 1700s - Current

Hispanic American Periodical Index (HAPI) Online

HAPI is a source for authoritative, worldwide information about Central and South America, Mexico, the Caribbean basin, the United States-Mexico border region, and Hispanics in the United States. Analyses of current political, economic, and social issues, coverage of Latin American arts and letters. Years of Coverage: 1970 - Current

Historic North Carolina Digital Newspaper Collection

3.5 million pages of digitized content from over 1,000 NC county newspapers.

Historical Abstracts

Covers the history of the world from 1450 to the present (excluding the United States and Canada). All abstracts are written in English. Historical Abstracts also includes book reviews from journals in the field and abstracts of dissertations completed worldwide. Years of Coverage: 1960 - Current.

Access is limited to 6 users at a time.

Historical Medical Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia

The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library is a searchable image database and exhibition platform dedicated to celebrating and communicating the history of medicine. The Digital Library launched in December 2013 with nearly 1,000 images drawn from the Historical Medical Library collection, with strengths in the history of anatomy and botanical medicine. Highlights include images from rare incunabula previously unavailable online, unusual selections from more popular early modern anatomists, and over 300 photos from the Philadelphia General Hospital Photograph Collection. All images are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Historical Statistical Abstracts of the United States (1878-2012)

Statistical Abstract of the United States is a comprehensive collection of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. It provides over 1,400 individually indexed tables (with attached spreadsheets), both searchable and browsable.

Historical Statistics of the United States

Published by Cambridge University Press, Historical Statistics of the United States provides data series on population, work and welfare, economic production, and governance and international relations from 1790 to 2000. Joyner library also has this title in print.

History Vault: Vietnam War and American Foreign Policy, 1960-1975

Covers U.S. involvement in the region from the early days of the Kennedy administration to the final resolution of the war at the Paris Peace Talks and the evacuation of U.S. troops in 1973. Traces the actions and decisions of the U.S. foreign policy apparatus, as well as events on the ground in Vietnam, from the perspective of State Department officials, Associated Press reporters, and members of the U.S. Armed forces, including the Marines and the Military Assistance Command Vietnam. Primary source materials are from the University Publications of America (UPA) Collection.

Homeland Security Digital Library

An authoritative tool for research in the field of homeland security policy and strategy. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Grants & Training is providing the HSDL to homeland security officials, researchers, educators and students in an effort to further advance national research and policy development.

Hoover's Company Profiles

An extensive directory of information on public and private companies. Topics include: company and industry overviews, financials, officers, and competitors. A part of ProQuest Business Market Research Collection. Content spans 1986 – Present.

Hospitality & Tourism Complete

Covers scholarly research and industry news relating to all areas of hospitality and tourism. Sources are both domestic and international scope.

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Human Anatomy Online

This site allows users to choose a body system and then view interactive anatomical images with labels and descriptions.

Humanities International Complete

The successor to American Humanities Index, a comprehensive database covering journals, books and other important reference sources in the humanities. Humanities International Index includes deep backfiles for some of the most important journals in the area of humanities. Years of Coverage: 1965 to present

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Includes Industry Market Research : information on industries in the US economy written at the 5-digit level of the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). Global Industry Research : provides similar information for numerous global industries. China Site: reports for more than 100 industries. Business Environment Research: reports economic, demographic and other changes. Company Research: basic financial and personnel information for US companies.

ICE Video Library

International Clinical Educators (ICE) specializes in "Bringing the Clinic into the Classroom" with multimedia clinical education programs. All of the ICE videos are professionally filmed with actual patients and therapists in real-life treatment settings including acute care, rehab, skilled nursing, outpatient, home health and ICU. Streaming video technology provides excellent visual resources to both faculty and students in physical therapy and occupational therapy curriculum.

IEEE Xplore

Provides full-text access to IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and IEE (Institution of Electrical Engineers) transactions, journals, magazines and conference proceedings published since 1988 plus select content back to 1950, and all current IEEE Standards. IEEE and IEE publish primarily in the fields of electrical engineering and computer science.

Immigrations, Migrations and Refugees: Global Perspectives, 1941-1996

This is a fully searchable digital archive that covers all aspects of 20th-century human migration. It includes translated and English-language radio and television broadcasts, newspapers, periodicals, government documents and books providing global insight on immigration in the mid-to-late 20th century.

In the First Person

Comprehensive archive of social memory. The database includes personal narratives, including letters, diaries, memoirs, autobiographies, and oral histories. From Alexander Street Press. Years of Coverage: 1775 - Current

Index to Printed Music

The Index to Printed Music (IPM) is an online resource for finding individual pieces of music printed in standard scholarly editions. The database has received support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. IPM records with detailed indexing include, but are not limited to composers, poets, librettists, performing forces (medium), formats, and genres .A separate collection authority link makes it possible to search for titles of music collections, as well as individual compositions.

Access is limited to 1 user at a time.

InfoTrac Newsstand

Includes selected U.S. local, regional, and national newspapers, plus a few leading titles fromaround the world. Contains full-text of the New York Times (1985-present). Also includes thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts and transcripts.

International Bibliography of Art

The definitive resource for scholarly literature on Western art, IBA is the successor to the Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA), and retains the editorial policies which made BHA one of the most trusted and frequently consulted sources in the field. Years of Coverage: 1945 - present

International Monetary Fund eLibrary Data

Search or browse data sets from the International Monetary Fund. The International Financial Statistics data set Includes exchange rates, fund accounts and the main global and country economic indicators for more than 200 countries. The Direction of Trade Statistics data set presents figures on the value of merchandise exports and imports by trade partners as well as area and world aggregates showing trade flows between major areas of the world. Provides access to Monthly, Quarterly and Annual trade data from 1948 onward for about 180 countries and geographic areas.

International Relations and Military Conflicts

ECU patrons have access to Vietnam War and American Foreign Policy, 1960-1975.  This module covers U.S. involvement in the region from the early days of the Kennedy administration to the final resolution of the war at the Paris Peace Talks and the evacuation of U.S. troops in 1973. Traces the actions and decisions of the U.S. foreign policy apparatus, as well as events on the ground in Vietnam, from the perspective of State Department officials, Associated Press reporters, and members of the U.S. Armed forces, including the Marines and the Military Assistance Command Vietnam. Primary source materials are from the University Publications of America (UPA) Collection.


"Full-text of scholarly journals published by the Institute of Physics. Years of Coverage: 1874 - present"

IPA Source

IPA Source was developed to benefit singers, teachers, and all those interested in the correct and knowledgeable performance of vocal literature. It offers texts to works for the solo voice in Latin, Italian, German, French, Spanish, and English.

Issues & Controversies

Provides up-to-date, in-depth factual information on a broad range of current issues and controversies. Chronologies, illustrations, maps, tables, sidebars, bibliographies and contact information augment the balanced coverage of current and historical events.

Iter Bibliography

About Iter Bibliography: An online bibliography of secondary source material pertaining to the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700). Essential use to scholars of the Middle Ages and/or the Renaissance. ECU also has access to: Baptisteria Sacra inventory list of baptismal fonts dating from the early Christian period to the 17th century. The Electronic Capito Project: access to the letters from and to Wolfgang Faber Capito (c. 1478-1541).The International Directory of Scholars, and Medici Archive Project: describes documents in the Medici Granducal Archive 1537-1743. Includes Iter Italicum and Milton: a Bibliography. Years of Coverage: 400 - 1700


Evidence-based medicine (EBM) integrates the best available evidence with clinical experience that allows clinicians to recommend, and their patients to make, informed choices consistent with their values. JAMAevidence helps decision makers identify the best available evidence by providing guides to the systematic consideration of the validity, importance, and applicability of claims about the assessment of health problems and the outcomes of health care.

Jazz Music Library

Jazz Music Library is a large, comprehensive collection of streaming jazz available online — with thousands of jazz artists, ensembles, albums, and genres

Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism

Compiled by specialists from around the world.  A comprehensive historical survey of the field's most important figures, schools, and movements, critics and theorists, critical schools and movements, and the critical and theoretical innovations of specific countries and historical periods.

Journal Citation Reports

Journal Citation Reports presents quantifiable statistical data from the ISI database and provides a systematic, objective way to determine the journal’s impact factor, which can be an indication of relative importance of journals within their subject categories. JCR consists of two editions: the Science Edition covers leading international science journals from the ISI database; the Social Sciences Edition covers leading international social sciences journals.

Joyner Library's Ebooks & Audiobooks

Ebooks & Audiobooks available via Joyner Library.


Comprehensive archive of important scholarly journal literature.  Includes research journals in the humanities, archaeology, social sciences and sciences (includes botany). Journals are scanned, and include full page images.


Kanopy streams films from thousands of leading producers such as Universal Paramount, The Great Courses, New Day Films, PBS, First Run Features, Media Education Foundation, Documentary Educational Resources, etc. Films are in all genres - from documentaries to movies and training videos - and touch on a wide variety of topics. Captioning and transcripts available.


Provides reference data from major scientific and technical publications and handbooks on chemistry, engineering, construction materials, and industrial hygiene.

L'Année Philologique

L’Année philologique, published by the Société Internationale de Bibliographie Classique, is a bibliographic database of scholarly works relating to all aspects of Ancient Greek and Roman civilizations, including early Christian texts and patristics—Greek and Roman history, art, archaeology, philosophy, religion, mythology, music, science, and scholarly subspecialties such as numismatics, papyrology, and epigraphy. . The online database includes all volumes of the annual index, beginning with Volume I published in 1928.

Lab Tests Online

Produced by laboratory professional societies, this site provides descriptions of laboratory tests including interpretation information. The site also includes a list of conditions and diseases along with the tests that are typically used in the diagnosis and treatment of these conditions and diseases.

Legislative Insight

A federal legislative history service that provides access to professionally researched compilations of digital full-text congressional publications relevant to enacted U.S. public laws. It is comprised of fully searchable PDFs of publications generated in the course of congressional lawmaking from 1929 to the present.

Lexicomp for Dentistry

Lexicomp for Dentistry, an internet-based platform for dental-specific pharmacology and clinical information helps increase efficiency and improve patient care by offering office-wide access to continually updated content.

LGBT Life with Fulltext

Covers Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender issues. Full text content available includes The Advocate, Gay Parent Magazine, Girlfriends, GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian & Gay Studies, James White Review, ISNA News, Ladder, Lesbian Tide, New York Blade, ONE, Tangents, Washington Blade, and many more.

LGBT Studies in Video

Features award-winning documentaries, archival footage, and select feature films exploring LGBT history, gay culture and subcultures, civil rights, marriage equality, LGBT families, AIDS, transgender issues, religious perspectives on homosexuality, and other topics.

LGBT Thought and Culture

LGBT Thought and Culture hosts key works and archival documentation of LGBT political and social movements throughout the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. The collection includes materials ranging from seminal texts, letters, speeches, interviews, and ephemera covering the political evolution of gay rights as well as memoirs, biographies, poetry, and works of fiction that illuminate the lives of lesbians, gays, transgendered, and bisexual individuals and the community.

Library and Information Science Abstracts (LISA)

An international, multilingual abstracting and indexing tool designed for library professionals and other information specialists. Subject areas include computer science applications, information management, library science and librarianship, and publishing and bookselling. Years of Coverage: 1969 - Current

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Library Literature and Information Science Full Text

Indexes articles and book reviews in library and information science periodicals, books, chapters in collected works such as conference proceedings, library school theses, and pamphlets are also indexed. Years of Coverage: 1984 - present

Life Magazine Archive

Focuses through photos on politics, fashion, personalities, science, sports and other current issues on the journal Time. Archive dates back to 1936.

Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA)

Covers all aspects of the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics, descriptive, historical, comparative, theoretical and geographical linguistics. Major areas of coverage include applied linguistics, discourse analysis, psycholinguistics, and semiotics. Years of Coverage: 1973 – Current

Literary Criticism Collection

Contains links to critical and biographical websites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by nationality and literary period.

Literature Online (LION)

Combines several full-text databases for English, American, and Canadian fiction, poetry, and drama with a wide range of reference resources, including indexing of the Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature.

Literature Resource Center

Full-text journal articles, literary criticism, reviews, biographical information, and overviews on over thousands of writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.

Loeb Classical Library

A collection of Latin, Greek, and English texts available in a modern interface, allowing readers to browse, search, bookmark, annotate, and share content.

Los Angeles Sentinel (1935-2005)

This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. Coverage: 1934 - 2005.


Lynda.com is an online library of instructional videos that teach software tools and skills. Available to ECU faculty, staff, and students with a current Pirate ID and password.


MackinVia provides easy access to children’s eBooks for students from preschool through grade 12.  Many of the eBooks are interactive, and the collection includes fiction and nonfiction books, the classics, award-winning titles, and more.

Mafia In Florida And Cuba: FBI Surveillance Of Meyer Lansky And  Santo Trafficante

This collection, spanning 1946-1977, comprises materials on Santo Trafficante, Jr., Meyer Lansky, and Lucky Luciano, including FBI surveillance and informant reports and correspondence from a variety of offices including, Miami, Tampa, Jacksonville, New York City, New Orleans, Atlanta, New Haven, New York City, Philadelphia, and Chicago; Justice Department memoranda, correspondence, and analyses; Newsclippings and articles; Domestic Intelligence Section reports; Transcriptions of wiretaps, typewriter tapes, and coded messages; Memoranda of conversations.

Making of the Modern World, Parts I, II and III

Making of the Modern World, Parts I and II: Documents the dynamics of Western trade and wealth that shaped the world from the last half of the 15th century to the early 20th century.  Part I, 1450-1850,  Part II 1851-1914, Part III, 1890-1945.

Mango Languages

Language learning lessons with reading/writing/listening components. Use real-life situations and conversations to teach a new language. Emphasis is not solely on grammar, vocabulary, and conjugation,  but on teaching users to communicate. First time users must create an account within Mango.

MarketLine Advantage

Analysis covering companies, industries and countries. For some companies there is a SWOT analysis. Five Forces also appears for some, but not all. Each profile contains: Overview & Size, Segmentation, Competitive Landscape, Leading Companies, and Forecasts.

MasterFILE Complete

Multidisciplinary database designed for public libraries.

MasterFILE Premier

A database of full-text magazines, journals, and reference books, as well as photo, map, and flag files dating back to 1917. Titles include popular magazines like Consumer Reports, Car and Driver, Country Living, Elle, Essence, Good Housekeeping, Harper’s Bazaar, and Popular Mechanics alongside an expansive list of scholarly and trade publications.


Provides access to Mathematical Reviews and Current Mathematical Publications, since 1940.


Hundreds of faculty-developed, peer reviewed resources to support medical education. From the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Free registration required.

Medical Heritage Library

The Medical Heritage Library (MHL), a digital curation collaborative among some of the world’s leading medical libraries, promotes free and open access to quality historical resources in medicine.

Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics

This resource includes both the Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics and the Treatment Guidelines from the Medical Letter. Users are able to access articles from either publication and CME/CE opportunities from Medical Letter.

Medical Mnemonics

A free, non-profit, searchable database of memory aids to help students memorize anatomical, biochemical and clinical concepts.

Medical Services and Warfare

From the beginning of the Crimean War to the discovery of penicillin, Medical Services and Warfare gathers material from multiple conflicts and institutions to build a picture of the experience and development of medical practice as influenced by the wars of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries


An extensive streaming video collection of classical music, opera and dance performances filmed, from the 1940s to the present, at the world’s most prestigious venues. Includes artist portraits, documentaries and master classes.

This trial runs through March 31, 2019. To give your feedback click here

Medicine and Madison Avenue

This collection from Duke University Libraries explores the complex relationships between modern medicine and modern advertising, or "Madison Avenue," as the latter is colloquially termed. It presents images and information for approximately 600 health-related advertisements printed in newspapers and magazines. These ads illustrate the variety and evolution of marketing images from the 1910s through the 1950s.

Medieval and Early Modern Sources Online

From Cornell University, MEMSO is a full text online collection of the core primary sources for the study of medieval and early modern history and literature of the British Isles. Includes such classic series of sources as the Patent Rolls and the Calendar of State.

MEDLINE via Ovid

MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals. Tip: There are several versions of Ovid's Medline to choose from which vary by date. Many find it useful to select the first or second version and then limit dates for their searches.

MEDLINE via PubMed

This is the National Library of Medicine's interface for MEDLINE, which provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from current biomedical journals.

If you are a non-ECU user, go to http://www.pubmed.gov for this resource.


This consumer health website includes a medical dictionary, medical encyclopedia, directories, Spanish language materials, tutorials and videos, all targeted for use by the general public.  This reliable information is compiled by the National Library of Medicine.

JSTOR's agreements with publishers include an updating provision referred to as a "moving wall," a fixed period of time from 2 to 5 years, that defines the gap between the most recently published issue and the date of the most recent issues available in JSTOR.

Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print

Mental Measurements Yearbook (MMY) and Tests in Print (TIP) provide users with a comprehensive guides to contemporary testing instruments and all known commercially available tests currently in print in the English language. The MMY series contains information essential for a complete evaluation of test products within such diverse areas as psychology, education, business, and leadership and allows users to make knowledgeable judgments and informed selection decisions about the increasingly complex world of testing. TIP serves as a comprehensive bibliography to all known commercially available tests and provides vital information to users including test purpose, test publisher, in-print status, price, test acronym, intended test population, administration times, publication date, and authors. Both MMY and TIP are produced by the Buros Institute at the University of Nebraska.

Access is limited to 1 user at a time.

Mergent Archives

Mergent / Moody's manuals Includes the following manuals: Archives - Historical data (prior to 1996) for companies no longer in existence, Bank & Finance, Industrial, International, OTC Industrial, OTC Unlisted, Public Utility, Transportation.

Access is limited to 10 users at a time.

Mergent Online

Financial information on publicly-held companies in the US, drawn from their annual reports and the 10-K and 10-Q filings the companies must make with the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC). Some financial data goes back as far as 1990. Useful for determining financial ratios for companies and industries.

Access is limited to 10 users at a time.


Search for summaries and detailed monographs for drugs, disease, alternative medicine, toxicological managements, reproductive risks, and emergency care

Access is limited to ECU Division of Health Sciences on-campus use only. Problems with Micromedex web or mobile access? Call the Vidant Health Help Desk at 847-5111. For mobile access to Micromedex apps, obtain passwords by clicking here.

Mobile Resources Overview

Middle East and North Africa: Global Perspectives, 1957-1995

This is a fully searchable digital archive that spans 19 countries and four decades. It includes translated journals, newspapers, scientific reports, radio and television broadcasts from 19 countries in North Africa and the Middle East covering cultural, economic and political developments within the regions over a span of four decades.

Military Database

Articles from topics across all government and military branches, including international relations, political science, criminology, defense, aeronautics and space flight, communications, civil engineering, and more.

Mini Page Archive

The Mini Page is a four-page weekly newspaper feature directed to kids but of interest to readers of all ages. The feature has won many awards for excellence in educational journalism and has appeared in as many as 500 newspapers. This digital archive provides online access to issues published from August 1969 to May 2007, the period during which founder Betty Debnam was editor.

MLA Directory of Periodicals

Produced by the Modern Language Association as the basis of the MLA International Bibliography. Lists periodicals in the areas of literature, language, linguistics, and folklore that are covered regularly in the MLA International Bibliography.

MLA International Bibliography

Indexes and abstracts articles on literature, languages, linguistics, and folklore from journals and series published worldwide. Also covers relevant books, essay collections, working papers, proceedings, dissertations, and bibliographies. Produced by the Modern Language Association.  Years of Coverage: 1963 - Current

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Monthly Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, 1895-1976

The Monthly Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, 1895-1976 is the comprehensive index to historical information published by the United States federal government. Established by the Printing Act of January 12, 1895. It is issued each month by the Superintendent of Documents for the Government Printing Office.

Morningstar Investment Research Center

Investment research allowing users to search for information on stocks and mutual funds.

Music Index

Cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts of articles about music, musicians, and the music industry from periodicals; includes book reviews, obituaries, news.

Music Online

Classical, jazz, and world audio recordings; opera, dance, and classical music videos; and classical scores, both public-domain and in-copyright, including selections from Boosey and Hawkes and the University Music Editions Microfilm series. Contains all content of Classical Music Library, Jazz Music Library, Smithsonian Global Sound, Classical Scores Library, Classical Music in Video, Opera in Video, and Dance in Video databases

Music Periodicals Database (formerly IIMP)

About International Index to Music Periodicals: Articles in a broad range of music subject areas from both scholarly and popular music periodicals Years of Coverage: 1874 to present, most from 1996 onwards

Music-in-Print Series Online (e-Music Quest)

Find citations for music in print in the areas of sacred choral, secular choral, classical vocal, organ, orchestral, string, classical guitar, woodwinds, piano, band, brass, percussion, recorder, handbells, chamber, popular, jazz. Years of Coverage: 1975 - Current

Musical Theater Songs

MusicalTheaterSongs.com draws from 150 years of musical theater repertoire, ranging from well-known standards to rare pieces. The interface allows up to 20-plus parameters (voice type, character age, range, ease for accompanist, descriptive characteristics, etc.) to generate a tailored list of songs from the database. It also provides links to various sites to make it simple to buy, rent, trade or download  sheet music and recordings.

NAACP Papers (Civil Rights and the Black Freedom Struggle)

The NAACP Papers, included in History Vault: Civil Rights and the Black Freedom Struggle, consists of 6 modules and contains internal memos, legal briefings, and direct action summaries from national, legal, and branch offices throughout the country. It charts the NAACP's work and provides a first-hand view of the civil rights movement.

NARA Access to Archival Databases (AAD)

Provides historic electronic records created by more than 30 agencies of the U.S. federal government and from collections of donated historical materials. The records cover a wide variety of civilian and military functions and have many genealogical, social, political, and economic research uses. Years of Coverage: 1846 - Current

National Center for Health Statistics

As a function of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Center for Health Statistics monitors data related to births, deaths, health insurance, diseases, and other vital statistics related to the health of the United States.

National Geographic Magazine Archive

Coverage is from 1888-1994

National Guideline Clearinghouse

The National Guidelines Clearinghouse is a public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. NGC is an initiative of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

National Library of Energy (Beta)

National Library of Energy is a gateway to science, including R&D results, project descriptions, accomplishments. From the Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), U.S. Department of Energy. Formerly Science Accelerator.

National Library of Medicine Historical Collections

The NLM History of Medicine Division collects, preserves, makes available, and interprets for diverse audiences one of the world’s richest collections of historical material related to health and disease.

National Library of Medicine, Turning the Pages

A collaboration between the National Library of Medicine and the British Library, Turning the Pages features digitized historical works.

National Service Center for Environmental Publications (NSCEP)

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s electronic database of archival and current documents.

National Transportation Library

From the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA). Provides information about transportation policy, research, operations, and technology transfer activities. Years of Coverage: 1800s - Current

Naxos Music Library

including Naxos, BIS, Chandos, CPO, Haenssler, Hungaroton, Marco Polo, Vanguard Classics, VOX, ARC, and Celestial Harmonies. Create personalized playlists.

Access is limited to 10 users at a time.

NC Health Info

NC Health Info is an online guide to Web sites of quality health and medical information and local health services throughout North Carolina. Designed to meet the needs and interests of North Carolinians, NC Health Info leads users to resources that are reliable and easy to understand. Links on NC Health Info are selected and maintained by North Carolina librarians.

NC Live Ebooks

Ebooks via NC Live.

NC Live Homepage

NC LIVE is a consortium of North Carolina libraries, providing digital content and services to public and academic libraries statewide. Includes eBooks, magazines, newspapers, journals, media. ECU students, faculty, staff authenticate using the Pirate ID and password. Other users contact their local public library for NC LIVE access instructions and passwords.

NC Live Resources

Education & Teacher Resources provided by NC Live.

NC Live Streaming Video

Streaming Video via NC Live.

NC OneMap

NC OneMap is a public service providing comprehensive discovery and access to North Carolina’s geospatial data resources. It is an organized effort of numerous partners throughout North Carolina, involving local, state, and federal government agencies, the private sector and academia.

NEJM: Videos in Clinical Medicine

These are peer-reviewed educational videos that capitalize on the ability of moving images to teach procedures requiring skilled techniques and specialized physical examination. This first series of teaching videos is intended to help students, trainees, and younger physicians to learn procedural techniques from experienced colleagues.

Nephrology On-Demand videos

These evidence-based, faculty-reviewed, non-industry-sponsored teaching resources are targeted for nephrology providers and patients. These videos are developed and maintained by the faculty of the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at East Carolina University's Brody School of Medicine.

New Oxford Shakespeare

The New Oxford Shakespeare presents an entirely new consideration of all of Shakespeare's works, edited from first principles from the base-texts themselves, and drawing on the latest textual and theatrical scholarship. Including Modern Critical Edition, Critical Reference Edition and Authorship Companion.

New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993)

This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. Full Text Included. Coverage: 1922-1993

New York Tribune (1841-1962)

This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. Full Text Included. Coverage: 1841-1962

Nineteenth-Century U.S. Newspapers

Contains digital facsimile images of American historical newspapers from the 19th century. Contents include digitized collections of holdings from the Library of Congress, the Wisconsin Historical Society, the South Carolinian Library, the Scholarly Resources Archive, the Maryland State Archive, and the Boston Public Library, among others. Coverage includes major papers, minority publications, publications of social activist groups, and illustrated papers.

NLM Drug Information Portal

The NLM Drug Information Portal gives users a gateway to selected drug information from the National Library of Medicine and other key government agencies. You may search by a drug’s trade name or generic name and spell checker gives suggestions if the name is not found.

NLM Index-Catalogue

The Index-Catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon-General’s Office (Index-Catalogue) is a multi-part printed bibliography or list of items in the Library of the Surgeon-General’s Office, U.S. Army. It contains material dated from the 1400s through 1950 and is an important resource for researchers in the history of medicine, history of science, and for clinical research.

Norfolk Journal and Guide (1916-2003)

This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

North American Women's Letters and Diaries

Drawn from journal articles, pamphlets, newsletters, monographs, and conference proceedings, this database presents published as well as some previously unpublished letters and diaries of women of all age groups and life stages who represent diverse ethnicities and geographic regions. Years of Coverage: 1675 - 1950

North Carolina Collection Biographical Index

The North Carolina Collection Biography Index is an index of citations to biographical sketches of North Carolinians, and was produced by the staff of the North Carolina Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Years of Coverage: 1700s - 1900s

North Carolina Newspapers

Full-text articles from numerous newspapers in North Carolina. Titles include Charlotte Observer, Asheville Citizen-Times, The News & Observer, Winston-Salem Journal, Greensboro News & Record.

North Carolina Periodicals Index

The North Carolina Periodicals Index provides access to articles in North Carolina periodicals, most of which are not indexed in standard reference tools. The periodicals indexed are available in the Verona Joyner Langford North Carolina Collection, on the third floor of Joyner Library.

North Carolina Rural Data Bank

The Rural Data Bank is North Carolina's leading source of information on rural people, communities and the rural economy. The goal of the data bank is to provide leaders and concerned citizens with the statistical information they need to bring about a more prosperous rural North Carolina. The site contains information on county profiles, topic profiles, trends and issues.

North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics

The North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics is responsible for data collection, health-related research, production of reports, and maintenance of a comprehensive collection of health statistics. The SCHS's goal is to improve the health of all North Carolinians and their communities.

North Carolina State Government Publications Collection

The North Carolina State Government Publications Collection contains both current and historical state publications produced by the agencies of NC State Government.

Access is limited to ECU Division of Health Sciences on-campus use only.

Problems with Micromedex web or mobile access? Call the Vidant Health Help Desk at 847-5111. For mobile access to Micromedex apps, obtain passwords by clicking here.

NoveList Plus

NoveList Plus is a comprehensive online readers' advisory tool used to search hundreds of thousands of popular fiction and nonfiction titles, and also retrieve author read-alikes, book lists, book discussion guides, and more. It includes genre outlines and online training materials for librarians to familiarize staff with appeal factors, the RA interview, and other aspects of readers' advisory.

NTIS (National Technical Information Service)

The National Technical Information Service (NTIS) is the preeminent resource for access to the latest research sponsored by the United States and select foreign governments. The complete electronic file dates back to 1964. Access requires registration.

NTIS access requires registration. To access the database, follow the instructions for creating an account.

Nurse Theorists: Portraits of Excellence

Nurse Theorists: Portraits of Excellence explores the life work and life stories of sixteen innovative women who are widely regarded as nursing's premiere scholars.Each program featuring a modern theorist includes video interviews in which the theorist discusses her life, the evolution of her work, and the impact of that work on nursing practice and education. These programs also contain a bibliography of the theorist's writings and a resource list highlighting helpful websites and organizations.

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Nursing & Allied Health (ProQuest)

ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source makes it easy to find reliable healthcare information. This database provides full text journals, evidence based resources, and dissertations to support the study of the many aspects of nursing or the allied health professions, including physical therapy, radiography, dietetics, dental hygiene, and the clinical laboratory sciences.

Nursing & Allied Health Collection: Comprehensive

Designed for nursing and allied health professionals, students, educators and researchers, this database provides full text journals covering the areas of nursing, biomedicine, health sciences, consumer health and allied health disciplines. Nearly all full text titles included in Nursing & Allied Health: Comprehensive Edition are indexed in CINAHL.

Nursing Education in Video

Nursing Education in Video is a unique online collection of videos created specifically for the education and training of nurses, nursing assistants, and other healthcare workers. All of the videos in the collection have been created with the guidance of the Medcom-Trainex advisory board, and are regularly reviewed for accuracy, currency, and compliance with US Federal regulations from agencies such as OSHA and CMS.

Nursing Skills (ClinicalKey)

This is an online skills and procedures reference system and is built using learning management system (LMS) functionality allowing nurse managers and educators to assign, track, and manage skills and test hospital staff. It includes supplementary material such as patient handouts that are indexed and tied to specific skills

OAK Search

This search portal is drawing from a number of open access collections, including those listed below. •BioMed Central •arXiv •DataCite •Directory of Open Access Journals •HathiTrust •Project Gutenberg •Public Library of Science (PLoS) •Research Papers in Economics (RePEc) •Institutional Repositories at Harvard, Iowa State, University of California system, and many others.

Oceanic Abstracts

Indexes and abstracts the worldwide technical literature pertaining to the marine and brackish water. Focuses on marine biology and physical oceanography, fisheries, aquaculture, non-living resources, meteorology and geology, plus environmental, technological, and legislative topics.

On the Boards

High-quality videos of full-length performances by some of today’s most provocative artists working in dance, theater, music and other forms that defy categorization.

Open Education North Carolina Collection

A curated collection of free textbooks for 30 of the most frequently-taught courses across North Carolina’s 2 and 4-year colleges and universities.

Open Library NC

This e-book collection is made available to North Carolinians through a collaboration between the Internet Archive and NC LIVE. The e-books in this collection are digital scans of books contributed by libraries across the country, including many North Carolina Libraries.

Opera in Video

Opera in Video contains opera performances, captured on video through staged productions, interviews, and documentaries. Selections represent the world’s best performers, conductors, and opera houses and are based on a work’s importance to the operatic canon.

Opposing Viewpoints In Context

Includes pro/con viewpoints, reference articles, interactive maps, infographics, and more. A category on the National Debate Topic provides quick and easy access to content on frequently studied and discussed issues. Periodical content covers current events, news and commentary, economics, environmental issues, political science, and more.

OregonPDF in Health & Performance

Oregon PDF in Health & Performance, a non-profit foundation, cooperates with colleges and universities throughout the world to make available graduate dissertations and theses in areas related to health and performance.

Osler Library Prints Collection

The Osler Library Prints Collection brings together a rich variety of visual documents related to the history of medicine, spanning several centuries, countries, and artistic media. Ranging from the seventeenth to the twentieth century, the collection consists predominantly of prints, though it also includes some photographs, drawings, posters, and cartoons.


Includes monographs, proceedings, reports, doctoral dissertations, master's theses and retrospective collection of Occupational Therapy journals and newsletters held in the Wilma L. West Library, a national clearinghouse of occupational therapy information for AOTA members and personnel.


OTseeker is a database that contains abstracts of systematic reviews and randomized controlled trials relevant to occupational therapy. Trials have been critically appraised and rated to assist you to evaluate their validity and interpretability. These ratings will help you to judge the quality and usefulness of trials for informing clinical interventions. In one database, OTseeker provides you with fast and easy access to trials from a wide range of sources.


OVID is an interface for several different databases including Medline, EBM Reviews, Health and Psychosocial Instruments, HealthStar, and ECUJournals.

Oxford Art Online

Oxford Art Online offers users the ability to access and search the vast content of Grove Art Online, Benezit Dictionary of Artists, and other Oxford art reference in one location.

Access is limited to 1 user at a time.

Oxford Bibliographies - Music

This resource combines the best features of a high-level encyclopedia. Articles written and reviewed by top scholars in the field.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography online offers biographies of deceased persons who have contributed significantly to life in the United Kingdom.

Access is limited to 1 user at a time.

Oxford English Dictionary

The Oxford English Dictionary is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. It traces the usage of words through quotations from a wide range of international English language sources. Covers words from across the English-speaking world, from North America to South Africa, from Australia and New Zealand to the Caribbean. Offers the best in etymological analysis and in listing of variant spellings, and it shows pronunciation using the International Phonetic Alphabet.

Oxford Handbooks Online

A collection of handbooks that provide coverage of topics across many disciplines. Each volume contains articles by scholars reviewing key issues in subject area.

ECU subscribes to all available collections in the fields of Archaeology, Classical Studies, History, Linguistics, Literature, and Music.

Oxford Islamic Studies Online

Brings together the best current scholarship in the field and promotes accurate and informed understanding of the Islamic world. Features reference content and commentary by renowned scholars in areas such as global Islamic history, concepts, people, practices, politics, and culture.

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Oxford Music Online

Full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. Part of Oxford Music Online, which also contains the Encyclopedia of Popular Music, the Oxford Dictionary of Music and the Oxford Companion to Music. Selected articles from New Grove Dictionary of American Music.

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Articles analyzing economic and political developments worldwide from Oxford Analytica.

PAIS Index

PAIS International Index and Archive contains references to journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference reports, publications of international agencies, microfiche, Internet material. Newspapers and newsletters are not indexed. Publications from more than 120 countries and in a variety of languages are included. Years of Coverage: 1972 - Current

PEDro Physiotherapy Evidence Database

PEDro includes clinical trials and systematic reviews on the effectiveness of physiotherapy interventions published in peer reviewed journals. All items are scored on methodological quality, and search results are ranked by methodological score. From the Centre for Evidence-Based Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney.

Performing Arts Periodicals Database (formerly IIPA)

Article citations in a broad spectrum of the arts and entertainment industry, including dance, film, television, drama, theater, stagecraft, musical theater, broadcast arts, circus performance, comedy, storytelling, opera, pantomime, puppetry, magic. Years of Coverage: 1864-current; most from 1998 onward

Periodicals Archive Online

Periodicals Archive Online is a major archive that makes the backfiles of scholarly periodicals in the arts, humanities and social sciences available electronically, providing access to the searchable full text of hundreds of titles. The database spans more than two centuries of content. Years of Coverage: varies by journal, 1770 - 2000

Periodicals Index Online

Periodicals Index Online is a database of millions of citations for articles published in the arts, humanities and social sciences, across more than 300 years. Years of Coverage: 1665 – 1995


The Perseus Project is a digital library of resources for the study of the ancient world. It includes historical overviews, an encyclopedia, primary texts in Greek and English, and thousands of images and descriptions of vases, coins, scupture, buildings and sites.

Philadelphia Inquirer (1860-2001)

This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. Full Text Included. Coverage: 1860-2001

Philadelphia Tribune (1912-2001)

This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

Philosopher's Index

Provides indexing and abstracts from books and journals of philosophy and related fields. It covers the areas of ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, logic, and metaphysics as well as material on the philosophy of disciplines, such as law, religion, science, history, and education.Years of Coverage: 1940 - Current

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PhilPapers is a comprehensive index and bibliography of philosophy maintained by the community of philosophers. It hosts the largest open access archive in philosophy and includes an index of 2,283,312 entries categorized in 5,266 categories.

Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002)

This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. Coverage: 1911 - 2002.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. Coverage: 1786 - 2003.


PLAmetrics is the portal to the Public Library Data Service (PLDS) Statistical Report digital database.

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Political Science (ProQuest)

Political science and international relations journals, dissertations and working papers on topics such as comparative politics, political economy, international development, and environmental policy.

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Popular Medicine in America, 1800-1900

Popular Medicine in America presents materials from the Library Company of Philadelphia’s extensive collection. The resource documents the history of ‘popular’ medicine in America during the nineteenth century, featuring a wide variety of material that was aimed at the general public rather than medical professionals, and which enabled the ordinary person to treat himself and his family at home using an array of inventive methods and fashionable techniques.  The material includes: Advertisements (in the form of posters, broadsides, trade cards, and leaflets), popular educational texts aimed at a non-professional audience, writings on preventive medicine and guides to a healthy regimen. Themes that are covered include: herbal medicine, hydrotherapy, the Thomsonian Movement, homeopathy, phrenology, women’s health and childbirth, and ‘Quack’ cures.

Prescriber's Letter

Prescriber's Letter is a subscription service for prescribers to keep them up to date on new developments in drug therapy, is independent, and has no connection with any pharmaceutical firm.  The service consists of a monthly letter, plus Detail-Documents available 24 hours a day. Detail-Documents provide in-depth coverage answering many specific questions related to each topic.

Primal Pictures (aka Anatomy.tv)

Primal Pictures (also known as anatomy.tv) includes anatomical images, MRI scans, dissection slides, movies (including biomechanics animations), and clinical text. The head and neck, spine, hand, shoulder, thorax, pelvis, hip, knee, and foot are explored in a regional approach to anatomical study. The resource includes sports & therapy, dentistry, and surgical modules, and most content is exportable for use in lectures, posters, and other projects.

Access limited to 13 concurrent users.

Project MUSE

Full-text access to approximately many journals published by academic presses in the arts and humanities, social sciences, and mathematics.

ProQuest Biology

ProQuest Biology spans all of ProQuest's resources in the biological sciences.

ProQuest Computing

Provides indexing, abstracts, and full-text content spanning all of ProQuest's computer science resources.

ProQuest Congressional

Provides indexing, abstracts, and full text of publications from and about the U.S. Congress. It includes congressional bills, hearings, testimony, reports, committee prints, and the Congressional Record. Also includes the U.S. Code, the Federal Register, the Code of Federal Regulations, and Statutes at Large. Biographies, committee assignments, voting records and financial data are provided for current members of Congress.

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global is the most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world. Its coverage spans from the 18th century to the present day and includes full text for graduate works added since 1997, along with selected full text for works written prior to 1997. It contains a significant amount of new international dissertations and theses both in citations and in full text.

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ProQuest Education Journals

ProQuest Education Journals gives users access to over 900 top educational publications, including more than 600 of the titles in full text. The coverage spans the literature on primary, secondary and higher education as well as special education, home schooling and adult education. Many titles are indexed in the ERIC database.

ProQuest Executive Branch Documents

A large collection of hearings, reports,  bill histories, and miscellaneous documents  issued by and about the U.S. executive branch.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers

Offers full-text and full-image articles for The New York Times starting from 1851, The Wall Street Journal from 1889, The Washington Post starting from 1877, The Los Angeles Times starting from 1881, The Christian Science Monitor starting from 1908, and the Chicago Defender starting from 1905. Researchers can use the database to find not only news, editorials, letters to the editor, obituaries, and birth and marriage announcements, but also historical photos, stock photos, and advertisements.

ProQuest Linguistics

This database includes full-text journals and other sources in linguistics, including many titles indexed in Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA). It covers all aspects of the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Full Text Included

ProQuest Primary Source Collection

This collection contains 300 multidisciplinary resources including primary source documents, archival collections, government documents, periodicals, newspapers, video and more.

ProQuest Research Companion

An award-winning, cloud-based information literacy solution that enables educators and librarians to guide students through research projects efficiently.

ProQuest Research Library

General reference database from business and political science to literature and psychology scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and daily news content, accessible to readers and researchers at every level.

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ProQuest Science

This database is a definitive resource for students studying both the applied and general sciences. With coverage dating back to 1986, ProQuest Science Journals features over 1030 titles, with more than 760 available in full text. Search over 2.7M records, dating back to the mid 1980s. Full Text Included.

ProQuest Search

Searches all available ProQuest databases.

ProQuest US Newsstream

News content from many national and international newspapers, newswires and selected news magazines.

ProQuest Women's Wear Daily Archive

A comprehensive archive of Women’s Wear Daily, from the first issue in 1910 to material from within the last twelve months, reproduced in high-resolution images. Every page, article, advertisement and cover has been included, with searchable text and indexing. Key moments in the history of the industry, as well as major designers, brands, retailers and advertisers are all covered in this publication of record.


PsycARTICLES, from the American Psychological Association (APA), is a definitive source of full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology. The articles originate from the APA and APA-allied organizations. Letters to the editor and errata from each journal are also included.

Psychiatry Online

Psychiatry Online is a powerful web-based portal that features DSM-5—the most widely used psychiatric reference in the world—and The American Journal of Psychiatry as the cornerstones of an unsurpassed collection of psychiatric references from American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., the most trusted and respected name in psychiatric publishing. Access includes DSM-5, DSM-5 Handbook of Differential Diagnosis, and DSM-5 Clinical Cases.  Also included are journals, textbooks, guidelines, self-assessment tools, clinical/research news, and patient handouts.


Psychotherapy.net provides informative counseling, therapy, and social work videos. It has produced or licensed 298 videos that meet the highest standard of quality and relevance to clinicians and educators and made them available online. The collection is searchable by keyword, expert, therapeutic issue, and client population.


PsycINFO, from the American Psychological Association (APA), includes citations and summaries of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, all in psychology and related disciplines, dating as far back as the 1800s. Ninety-seven percent of the covered material is peer-reviewed. Journal coverage, which spans 1887 to present, includes international material selected from periodicals in multiple languages.

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This bibliographic database, covering the Published International Literature On Traumatic Stress, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Its provides citations and abstracts to the international literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health sequelae of traumatic events.

Publisher's Weekly Digital Archive

Continuously published since 1872, Publishers Weekly has consistently been an authoritative voice for US publishing industry news and book reviews, with ongoing coverage of the British book trade. Individual ECU users accessing Publishers Weekly Digital Archive may register an account that will allow them to save search history, build private lists and review their tag history. Click on My Account at the top of the Publishers Weekly Digital Archive header.


This is the National Library of Medicine's interface for MEDLINE, which provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from current biomedical journals.

If you are a non-ECU user, go to http://www.pubmed.gov for this resource.

Mobile Resources Overview

PubMed BookShelf

The Bookshelf is a growing collection of biomedical books. Books are also linked to terms in PubMed abstracts so, when viewing an abstract, select the "Books" link to see phrases within the abstract hyperlinked to book sections.

PubMed Health

PubMed Health is a consumer health website produced by the National Center for Biotechnology Information. PubMed Health provides up-to-date information on diseases, conditions, injuries, drugs, supplements, treatment options, and healthy living, with a special focus on comparative effectiveness research from institutions around the world.

Raleigh News and Observer - Historical and Current

The Raleigh News and Observer is one of the most widely read newspapers in North Carolina. It provides coverage of state, national, and international news, as well as a focus on the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Triangle region. This databases spans 1879-Present.


Contains abstracts of RAND books and publications from 1946 to the present. Many recent titles (1998 or later) are available online for free, usually in PDF format. Core research areas include Children and Adolescents, civil justice, education, energy and environment, health and health care, international affairs, population and aging, public safety, science and technology, substance abuse, terrorism and homeland security, transportation and infrastructure, and national security.


RBdigital (formerly Audiobooks via OneClickDigital) provides downloadable audiobooks that are iPod compatible. You must create a user account before you can begin downloading.

Read by QxMD

‘Read by QxMD’ provides a single place to keep up with new medical & scientific research, read outstanding topic reviews and search PubMed.  This iOS, Android and web app provides a simple interface that drives discovery and seamless access to the medical literature by reformatting it into a personalized digital journal.

Reader's Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982

This resource provides indexing of articles from many familiar magazines, including full coverage of the original print volumes of Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature.

Ready, Set, SCIENCE! : Putting Research to Work in K8 Science Classrooms

Courses: SCIE 3216 SCIE 3216 SCIE 3216 SCIE 3216 SCIE 3216 Professors: Ann McClung Bonnie Glass Maria McDaniel Rhea Miles Tammy Lee


This resource includes Advertiser database, with information on U.S. and international advertisers, with approximate advertising budget and media expenditures and Advertising Agency database, with profiles of U.S. and international agencies, including accounts represented by each agency and fields of specialization.

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Reference USA is a detailed listing of more than ten million businesses with the capacity to search by company name, type of business, geography, business size or a combination of these.

RefWorks - Legacy Interface

RefWorks is an online research management, writing, and collaboration tool. RefWorks is designed to help researchers easily gather, manage, store, and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies.

Must register to use. For off-campus access to Write-N-Cite, obtain login credentials by clicking here.

RefWorks - New Interface

RefWorks is an online research management, writing, and collaboration tool. RefWorks is designed to help researchers easily gather, manage, store, and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies.

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Regional Business News

Full text newswire database that incorporates business wires from all over the world. In order to maintain the most current collection of news, this database contains the most recent 30 days of information from each of these wire sources. Also contains abstracts for many regional business publications, with full text for some of these titles.

Rehabilitation Therapy in Video

An online collection of streaming video focused on the physical treatment of patients with congenital disorders, chronic health issues, and traumatic injuries. Videos include footage of occupational, physical, and speech therapists working with actual patients as well as models and illustrations.

Religion (ProQuest)

Religious news and information, informative details on doctrines and philosophies, and scholarly reports on religious history and related archaeology.

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RILM Abstracts of Music Literature

Comprehensive international music bibliography featuring citations, abstracts, and indexes for traditional, popular, and classical music. Covers all document types including articles, books, bibliographies, catalogues, dissertations, Festschriften, iconographies, critical commentaries to complete works, ethnographic recordings, conference proceedings, electronic resources, reviews, and more. Conference proceedings coverage begins in 1835; coverage for all other document types begin in 1967.

RISM Series A/II: Music Manuscripts after 1600

Annotated index and guide to more than 620,000 music manuscripts by over 22,500 composers in over 800 libraries and archives in 32 countries. Most of RISM is found in print in the music reference section at MusicLib Ref ML113.I6, but A/II is only available online. The RISM project aims to comprehensively document the world's musical sources of manuscripts or printed music, works on music theory, and libretti stored in libraries, archives, monasteries, schools and private collections.

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Roper Center for Public Opinion Research

The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research is the leading educational facility in the field of public opinion.  Founded in 1947, the Roper Center holds data ranging from the 1930s, when survey research was in its infancy, to the present. Its collection now includes over 22,000 datasets and adds hundreds more each year. In total, the archive contains responses from millions of individuals on a vast range of topics.

Sabin Americana, 1500-1926

Sabin Americana, 1500-1926 contains information about North, Central and South America, the Arctic and Antarctica and the West Indies. Included are books, pamphlets, serials and other documents that provide original accounts of exploration, trade, colonialism, slavery and abolition, the western movement, Native Americans, military actions and more.

SAGE Publications

Journals published by SAGE in Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, Technology, and Medicine.

SAGE Research Methods

SAGE Research Methods supports beginning and advanced researchers at each step of a project, from developing a research question, choosing a method, gathering and analyzing data, to writing and publishing the findings. The content encompasses the full range of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods for the social and behavioral sciences as well as many methods of the hard sciences. Access includes cases, videos, datasets, and books.

Sanborn Maps North Carolina

Sanborn Maps for the state of North Carolina provides digital access to large-scale maps of many North Carolina towns and cities searchable by address and GPS coordinates. The maps cover the time period 1867-1970.


The ScholarShip is a digital archive for the scholarly output of the ECU community. Its mission is to capture, preserve and make available the intellectual output of East Carolina University's faculty, staff, and students.


Founded in 1880 on $10,000 of seed money from the American inventor Thomas Edison, Science has grown to become a leading outlet for scientific news, commentary, and cutting-edge research. Science continues to publish the very best in scientific research, news, and opinion. Whether you're concerned with AIDS, SARS, genomic medicine, Mars, or global warming, or just want to keep abreast of where the scientific world is and where it's going, you will find something worthwhile in Science.

Science in Context

Science in Context relates science to real world issues, from weather patterns to obesity. Includes content from science-related Gale encyclopedias, videos, podcasts, image galleries, and many full text articles. Aligned to National and State Science standards, including Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and Project 2061.


Science.gov is a gateway to government science information and research results.


ScienceDirect provides access to the full-text of hundreds of journals published or distributed by Elsevier. Botany is included.

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SciFinder Scholar is the online version of Chemical Abstracts (1967-present), CAS Registry (1957-present) and CASREACT. It also includes Medline (1966-present). The database covers the full spectrum of chemical and biomedical subjects, including biochemisty, organic/inorganic chemistry, and applied chemistry, as well as environmental science, food science and toxicology.

Access is limited to user with Pirate ID. First time ECU users of SciFinder must register here Already registered? Always sign in to SciFinder Web using this link: http://jproxy.lib.ecu.edu/login?url=https://scifinder.cas.org

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Scopus is one of the world’s largest abstract and citation databases of research literature and quality web resources. Included in the database are approximately 50 million records for resources from over 5,000 international publishers across the sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts & humanities. Among Scopus’s features are tools to track, analyze, and visualize the impacts of research.

Scopus Document Download feature will not be supported on the current or future versions of Chrome. To keep using the Scopus Document Download Manager, please use Internet Explorer version 10 or higher, Google Chrome up to version 44, or Safari 4 or higher.

SHAFR Guide Online

This trial runs through April 11, 2019. To give your feedback click here


ShipIndex.org indicates which books, magazines, and online resources mention specific vessels. Essential database for many areas of maritimes studies.

SIAM Journals Online

Online access to the full-text of journals from the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics.


An Internet-based mapping application that enables users to develop interactive thematic maps and reports using thousands of demographic, business, and marketing data variables.  SimplyAnalytics (formerly SimplyMap) is an account driven resource.

New users must create an account. Access is limited to 20 users at a time.

SIRS Discoverer

Designed specifically for elementary and middle school students, SIRS Discoverer offer articles, nonfiction books, images, activities and websites curated for educational relevance, age appropriateness, and readability.

SIRS Knowledge Source

Searches Issue Researcher, Government Reporter, Renaissance, and WebSelect.

Slavery and Anti-Slavery Archives

This database contains and allows cross-searching of Part I: Debates over Slavery and Abolition, Part II: Slave Trade in the Atlantic World, Part III: The Institution of Slavery, and Part IV: The Age of Emancipation. Slavery and Anti-Slavery includes collections on the transatlantic slave trade, the global movement for the abolition of slavery, the legal, personal, and economic aspects of the slavery system, and the dynamics of emancipation Includes 12049 books, 170 serials, 71 manuscript collections, 377 supreme court records and briefs and 194 reference articles from Macmillan, Charles Scribner's Sons and Gale encyclopedias.

SMART Imagebase

The Scientific & Medical ART (SMART) Imagebase is a collection of 20,000+ high quality illustrations and animations depicting anatomy, physiology, surgery, diseases, conditions, trauma, embryology, histology, and other health science topics. SMART Imagebase users may download images for educational, non-commercial use in lectures, presentations, slide shows, web sites and more. Common types of visual presentations include PowerPoint™ shows, handouts, poster sessions, and interactive Flash animations.

Smithsonian Global Sound

Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries, produced in partnership with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, provides online recordings of the world's musical and aural traditions.

Social Explorer

Social Explorer is an online research tool designed to provide quick and easy access to historical census data and demographic information. It creates fast, intuitive, and appealing maps and reports to help users visually analyze and understand demography and social change throughout history. An invaluable repository of information, the site currently includes the entire US Census history from 1790 to 2000, all annual updates from the American Community Survey, and the Religious Congregations and Membership Study from 1980 to 2000. Social Explorer offers a high level of functionality and control. Users can customize, save, print, and email maps and reports and export them to a variety of programs and statistical packages for further analysis and use in reports and presentations.

Access is limited to 3 users at a time.

Social Services Abstracts

Provides bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development.

Social Work Abstracts

Indexing and abstracts from social work and other related journals on topics such as homelessness, AIDS, child and family welfare, aging, substance abuse, and community organization.

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Social Work Online

Social Work Online pairs recently published social work textbooks along with compelling documentaries clinical demonstration videos, and engaging lectures that illustrate the complex and challenging realities social work students will face as practitioners.

SocINDEX with Full Text

SocINDEX with Full Text offers comprehensive coverage of sociology, encompassing all sub-disciplines and closely related areas of study. These include abortion, criminology & criminal justice, demography, ethnic & racial studies, gender studies, marriage & family, political sociology, religion, rural & urban sociology, social development, social psychology, social structure, social work, socio-cultural anthropology, sociological history, sociological research, sociological theory, substance abuse & other addictions, violence and many others.

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Sociological Abstracts

Indexing and abstracts for articles from scholarly journals and dissertations in sociology, social policy planning, and social development. Also references books, book chapters, and association papers.

Sociology (ProQuest)

Sociological and social work research including culture and social structure, history and theory of sociology, social psychology, substance abuse and addiction, and more.

Something about the Author

Something About the Author Online brings comprehensive online access Gale's award-winning reference set, Something About the Author, the main series, and Something About the Author: Autobiography Series. Contains illustrated biographical profiles of children's authors and illustrators.

Southern Life, Slavery, and the Civil War

ECU patrons have access to Plantation Records Parts 1 & 2.This database collects resources pertaining to the development and history of slavery, plantation culture, Reconstruction, and early Jim Crow institutions in the American South. Plantation records are both business records and personal papers because the plantation was both the business and the home for plantation owners.

SPIN Funding Opportunities Database

SPIN, which stands for Sponsored Programs Information Network, is an extensive research funding opportunity database. SPIN contains over 40,000 opportunities from more than 10,000 sponsors. With SPIN, you can: Access funding information online from any browser, organize grant information in one convenient place, gain access to the largest keyword list, allowing for greater flexibility in your searches, quickly locate Limited Submission Opportunities with Federal or non-Federal programs, and locate all types of funding information—Fed Business Opps / Federal Register Guide.

SPORTDiscus with Full Text

Comprehensive, bibliographic and full-text database covering sport, physical fitness, exercise, sports medicine, sports science, physical education, kinesiology, coaching, training, sport administration, officiating, sport law & legislation, college & university sport, disabled persons, facility design & management, intramural & school sport, doping, health, health education, biomechanics, movement science, injury prevention rehabilitation, physical therapy, nutrition, exercise physiology, sport & exercise psychology, recreation, leisure studies, tourism, allied health, occupational health & therapy, public health

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Sports Medicine and Education Index

Features a wide variety of content, ranging from physical education curricula, to sports medicine, to dance. Other coverage includes sport law, kinesiology, motor learning, recreation, standardized fitness tests, sports equipment, business and marketing, coaching and training, and sport sociology/psychology. Health education and physical therapy are also covered. Formerly Physical Education Index.

Sports Medicine and Exercise Science in Video

Sports Medicine and Exercise Science in Video is a large collection of streaming videos covering the topics of fitness and health assessment, disease management, injury treatment, nutrition, medical fitness, sport science, work-site wellness, exercise adherence, and more.


Provides electronic access to e-journals and e-books published by Springer, a major publisher of scientific, technical and medical journals. Within the database, users can browse by journal or search across all titles.

St. Louis Post Dispatch (1874-2003)

This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. Full Text Included.

Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage

Provides access to research products including Industry Surveys, Stock Reports, Mutual Fund Reports, Bond Reports, Corporation Records, The Register of Corporations, Directors and Executives, and The Outlook, among others.

Standard Rate & Data Service (SRDS)

SRDS is the leading provider of media rates (ad prices) and related data for advertisers. It lists advertising rates, editorial or programming content, circulation and other basic information (e.g. how many years in business and the name of the owner) for a broad range of media selling advertising space, including consumer magazine media, business publication media, local media by DMA, newspaper media, radio media, and TV & cable media. SRDS also contains selected demographic and market information for metropolitan areas and counties.


STAT!Ref® is an online healthcare reference that integrates core titles with evidence-based resources and innovative tools.

Access is limited to between one (1) and seven (7) users at a time, based on title.

Statistical Abstract of the United States

The Statistical Abstract of the United States, published since 1878, is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Use the Abstract as a convenient volume for statistical reference, and as a guide to sources of more information both in print and on the Web. Sources of data include the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and many other Federal agencies and private organizations.

Statistical Insight

Built to find and retrieve statistical content, ProQuest Statistical Insight spans more than 600,000 published tables a year on thousands of different topics. It provides fast and easy access to statistical information produced by U.S. Federal agencies, states, private organizations, and major intergovernmental organizations.

Stedman's Medical Dictionary--28th Edition, 2006

Stedman's is a highly-trusted medical dictionary.

Sustainability Science Abstracts

This database explores all aspects of sustainable development, human population and demography topics, as well as societal issues involving natural resource management. Expanded and merged with the Human Population and Natural Resource Management subfile.


Swank Motion Pictures, founded in 1937, licenses both public performances and movies to numerous non-theatrical markets, including U.S. colleges and universities.

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Taber's Cyclopedic Dictionary

This dictionary, used primarily by nurses and other health professionals, features thousands of definitions, color images, and pronunciations.

Teacher Reference Center

Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 270 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators.


TeachingBooks adds a multimedia dimension to the reading experiences of children's and young adult books. Includes thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books used in the K–12 environment.

Telecommunications (ProQuest)

Covers topics including computer applications, data communications and data transmission systems, electronic data processing, information science and information theory, radio and television.

Test Link Test Collection

Freely available psychological and educational tests from the Educational Testing Service.

Testing & Education Reference Center (TERC)

A testing and education preparation resource that includes in-depth information on college, graduate, and professional programs, professional training, scholarships, and entrance tests alongside practice tests for entrance exams, certifications, and licensing exams.

The Cold War: Global Perspectives on East-West Tensions, 1945-1991

This is a fully searchable, digital archive spanning five decades. It includes reports, publications, and news broadcasts offering firsthand analysis, descriptions, and viewpoints of the Cold War.

Theatre in Video: Volume I

Streaming video for definitive performances of the world's leading plays and film documentaries. Search, browse, and create clips and playlists.

Theatre in Video: Volume II

Streaming video for definitive performances of the world's leading plays and film documentaries. Search, browse, and create clips and playlists.


Provides full text legislative information on the web beginning with the 104th Congress (1995/96), with earlier years for selected files. It includes congressional bills, public laws, roll call votes, the Congressional Record, committee reports and information on the legislative process.

Time Magazine Archive

The time magazine archive consists of cover to cover processing dating back to issue number one in 1923 of the American popular magazine Time.


TopoNC is a database that allows keyword searching for places, features, and quadrangle names within the 7.5' topographic maps of North Carolina. The results include county, quadrangle name, latitude and longitude, and a hyperlink for Joyner Library's print holdings of 7.5' topographic maps for the quadrangle. North Carolina is divided into 953 areas of 7.5' latitude and 7.5' longitude, commonly referred to as quads. Joyner's print topographic maps are arranged alphabetically by the quad name and TopoNC makes it possible to quickly find the correct quad name by searching for a river, swamp, mountain, bay, populated place, etc. Joyner's topographic maps are located in both the Government Documents Department and the North Carolina Collection. The topographic maps in the Government Documents Department can be checked out. TopoNC was developed by Joyner Library.

Toxicology Abstracts

Surveys the literature for toxicology studies across a wide range of substances including industrial and agricultural chemicals, household products, and pharmaceuticals. Issues covered include substance abuse, natural toxins, legislation and recommended standards, environmental issues, toxicity testing. This index is a subfile of the ProQuest Environmental Sciences & Pollution Management Database. Includes links to full-text.

Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database

Over 34,000 individual slaving expeditions between 1527 and 1866 that have been identified and verified to have actually occurred make up the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database. These records provide details about vessels, enslaved peoples, slave traders and owners, and trading routes.


TRID is an integrated database that combines the records from TRB’s Transportation Research Information Services (TRIS) Database and the OECD’s Joint Transport Research Centre’s International Transport Research Documentation (ITRD) Database. Years of Coverage: 1960s-present

TRIP Database

Locate high quality, evidence based medical literature using this metasearch engine.


A collection of independent documentaries. Includes transcripts for some titles.

Twentieth-Century Religious Thought

Twentieth Century Religious Thought brings together seminal works and archival materials related to key worldwide religious thinkers, from the early 1900s until the turn of the 21st century. It includes an international selection of English-language editions of key authors.

U.K. Parliamentary Papers

U.K. Parliamentary Papers allows users to search and access documents of the House of Lords and House of Commons. Content encompass wide areas of social, political, economic and foreign policy, and includes command papers, accounts of debates, bills, statistical data, letters, and business papers. House of Commons Parliamentary Papers  (HCPP) also includes the complete file of House of Commons Parliamentary Papers, also known as Sessional Papers or Blue Books, dating from 1715 through to today.

U.S. Congressional Serial Set

The Serial Set provides reports, documents, journals, memorials, and more from the US Senate and House of Representatives -- a wealth of primary source material.


Ulrichsweb is an easy to search source of detailed information on periodicals of all types: academic and scholarly journals, e-journals, peer-reviewed titles, popular magazines, newspapers, newsletters, and more. Ulrichsweb covers more than 900 subject areas. Records provide data points such as ISSN, publisher, language, subject, abstracting & indexing coverage, full-text database coverage, tables of contents, and reviews written by librarians.

UNC TV: North Carolina Public Media

UNC-TV's website provides access to many streaming videos and other content created for PBS. Users can create a free PBS account to log in and access.

United Nations Official Document System

UNODS provides selected series from numerous specialized international data sources for all available countries and areas.


UpToDate is specifically designed to answer the clinical questions that arise in daily practice and to do so quickly, easily, and at the point of care.

UpToDate is provided by Vidant Medical Center. Access is limited to ECU Division of Health Sciences on-campus use only. Problems with UpToDate access? Call the Vidant Health Help Desk at 847-5111.

Mobile Resources Overview

US Declassified Documents Online

U.S. Declassified Documents Online provides access to a broad range of previously classified federal records spanning the 20th and 21st centuries. The collection brings together sensitive documents from all the presidential libraries and numerous executive agencies in a single, searchable database. The interface  allows researchers to locate the full text of documents and  filter their search results by document type, issue date, source institution, classification level, and date declassified as well as other document characteristics.

USA Trade Online

A service of the U.S. Department of Commerce.  Provides U.S. export statistics of commodities based on the Harmonized Schedule (HS).

Patrons must create a free account in order to use this resource.

Visible Body

Visible Body is a 3D human anatomy visualization and learning tool which includes content covered in undergraduate-level Anatomy and Physiology courses. Visible Body makes it possible to: *Search for and locate anatomical structures by name; *Hide, rotate, see through, and explore human anatomy.; *Move the model in three-dimensional space, by either clicking directly on the model or using the virtual joystick.; *Zoom in and out, using either the on-screen zoom slider or a mouse scroll wheel.

Requires Flash Player 9.0+ and Unity Web Player 2.1+

Vogue Archive

The Vogue Archive contains the full run of the American Vogue, 1892 to present. Includes work from the greatest designers, photographers, stylists and illustrators of the 20th and 21st centuries and works as a primary source for the study of fashion and popular culture.

Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal offers online coverage of breaking news and current headlines from the US and around the world.

Water Resources Abstracts

This database provides summaries of the world's technical and scientific literature on water-related topics covering the characteristics, conservation, control, pollution, treatment, use and management of water resources. Abstracts are drawn from journals, books, conference proceedings and technical reports in the physical and life sciences, as well as from engineering, legal and government publications.

Wellcome Images

Digitized artworks and photographs from the Wellcome Collection’s library. Wellcome had a personal interest in medical and ethnographic objects and the objects, artworks and photographs he collected were initially presented in the Wellcome Historical Medical Museum. Over the subsequent decades the library and its collections developed to become Wellcome Collection as it now is: a free museum and library exploring health, life and our place in the world.

Westlaw Campus Research

Westlaw Campus Research brings together current and archival news, sources of research and insight on over 30 million private and public companies, and analysis from hundreds of law reviews and journals as well as full-text legislation. It provides a global search box and hypertext linking to related documents to enable efficient research.

Who's Who

From Marquis. A searchable online database that features comprehensive profiles the most accomplished individuals from all fields of endeavor including: government, business, science and technology, the arts, entertainment, and sports. Search by name, gender, occupation, geography, hobbies and interests, religion and more.

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Wiley Online Library

Wiley Online Library hosts a multidisciplinary collection of book and journal literature covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities.

Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000

Organized around the history of women in social movements in the U.S. between 1600 and 2000. Contains documents, a chronology of Women's History in the United States, and a dictionary of social movements and organizations.

Women's Studies International

Covers the core disciplines in Women’s Studies to the latest scholarship in feminist research. Supports curriculum development in the areas of sociology, history, political science & economy, public policy, international relations, arts & humanities, business and education. Includes journals, newspapers, newsletters, bulletins, books, book chapters, proceedings, reports, theses, dissertations, NGO studies, websites, and grey literature.

Womens Magazine Archive Collection

An archival research resource comprising the full backfiles of leading women’s interest consumer magazines. Titles are scanned from cover to cover in high-resolution color and feature detailed article-level indexing. Coverage ranges from the late-19th century through to 2005 and these key primary sources permit the examination of the events, trends, and attitudes of this period. Among the research fields served by this material are gender studies, social history, economics/marketing, media, fashion, politics, and popular culture.

Women’s Studies Archive: Women’s Issues and Identities

This collection traces the path of women’s issues from past to present—pulling primary sources from manuscripts, newspapers, periodicals, and more. It captures the foundation of women’s movements, struggles and triumphs, and provides researchers with valuable insights.


Researchers can locate authoritative sources of information on their topics in this extensive online catalog that searches libraries worldwide.

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts is built on the merged backfiles of Political Science Abstracts, published by IFI / Plenum, 1975-2000, and ABC POL SCI, published by ABC-CLIO, 1984-2000. The database provides citations, abstracts, and indexing of the international serials literature in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, and public administration/policy.

Zoological Record

Zoological Record is the world's oldest continuing database of animal biology. It is considered the world's leading taxonomic reference and has long acted as the world's unofficial register of animal names. The broad scope of coverage ranges from biodiversity and the environment to taxonomy and veterinary sciences. Years of coverage: 1978-2003, 2008.