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Online Research Resources

The following databases, catalogs, and web resources are available for your academic research. Full text articles in peer-reviewed academic and professional journals can be located through the online databases below. The Oli-Cat online catalog allows you to locate books and resources in the Burrage Library; the WorldCat Global Catalog locates materials held in other libraries.

For assistance using these databases, catalogs, and web resources, please contact Judy Fales at 269.749.7595 or jfales@olivetcollege.edu.

ONLINE DATABASES AND CATALOGS

Multidisciplinary Databases providing Full Text Access to Articles Published in Academic Journals

  • JSTOR – Begin here for research in the social sciences, history and humanities
  • Academic OneFile – Over 7,000 journals in a variety of disciplines via InfoTrac PowerSearch
  • OmniFile Full Text Select – Over 3,100 journals in a variety of disciplines via EBSCO (open link, choose OmniFile Full Text Select database, and click “Continue”)
  • Project MUSE – Begin here for more specialized or advanced work in literature, gender and ethnic studies, area studies, history, or the social sciences

 

Research Databases for Particular Areas of Study

Business:

Education and Teacher Preparation:

  • ERIC – Education research and information, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education (open link, choose ERIC database, click “Continue”)

Literature:

  • JSTOR – Begin here for research in the social sciences, history and humanities
  • Project MUSE – Begin here for more specialized or advanced work in literature, gender and ethnic studies, area studies, history, or the social sciences

Natural and Physical Sciences:

  • BioOne – Resources in the biological, ecological and environmental sciences
  • PubMed  – Peer-reviewed articles in biomedical fields, sponsored by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • ACS Publications – Citations for peer-reviewed articles in chemistry, physics, biology and environmental science

Psychology and Life Sciences:

  • ProQuest – Includes PsycARTICLES database and materials from over 920 full text publications

 

Online Catalogs

Books and Materials in the Burrage Library:

WorldCat Global Catalog of Library Collections:

  • WorldCat – Two billion items from more than 10,000 libraries worldwide

 

Other Research Databases and Resources

Michigan eLibrary:

  • MeL Research Databases – Extensive databases and resources covering a variety of fields and topics, including criminal justice, nursing and allied health, and Michigan history.

Multidisciplinary Academic Abstracts & Indices:

  • H.W. Wilson – 14 databases in a broad range of academic and professional fields (open link, choose the database(s) you wish to search, click “Continue”)

eBook Collection:

WEB RESOURCES

General Online Resources

Michigan eLibrary General Resources

MeL Career Center – Career resources, including practice entrance exams for a variety of professions

General MeL Portal – Begin here to explore the resources available through the Michigan eLibrary

Citation Styles:

General Reference Sources:

 

Web Resources for Particular Areas of Study

Business:

Criminal Justice:

Education:

Humanities:

Music:

Natural and Physical Sciences:

Visual Arts:

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