Article Databases and Research Tools

  • The Oxford Companion to Philosophy

    "An assembly of 249 distinguished philosophers have contributed to The Oxford Companion to Philosophy to create the most authoritative and engaging philosophical reference work in English. It gives clear and reliable guidance to all areas of philosophy and to the ideas of all notable philosophers from antiquity to the present day. The second edition has been considerably revised and updated, and includes 300 new articles on current topics, such as animal consciousness, cloning, corporate responsibility, the family, globalization, and terrorism."
  • The Prokaryotes: A Handbook on the Biology of Bacteria

  • The Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives, 1960 to 1974

    Searchable database that documents the key events and movements in 1960s America. Contains letters, diaries, and oral histories, posters, broadsides, pamphlets, advertisements, and audio and video materials. Also includes analysis and interpretive essays by leading historians.
    Alexander Street Press
    Covers 1960-1974.
  • The Wall Street Journal (1984 - current)

    Searchable database of Wall Street Journal articles from Proquest.
    Covers: 1982-current.
  • Theatre in Video

    Online streaming video of more than 250 performances of the world's leading plays and more than 100 film documentaries.
    Alexander Street Press
  • THOMAS: Legislative Information from the Library of Congress

    THOMAS was launched in January of 1995, at the inception of the 104th Congress. The leadership of the 104th Congress directed the Library of Congress to make federal legislative information freely available to the public.
  • Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center (TBRC) Digital Library

    Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center (TBRC) Digital Library The Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center is dedicated to the preservation, organization and dissemination of Tibetan literature. Includes digital Tibetan texts; searchable database of people, places, and teachings.
  • Times Digital Archive

    Complete, searchable digital edition of The Times (London) from 1785-2006.  Includes all articles, advertisements and illustrations/photos divided into categories to facilitate searching.  Provides facsimile images of individual articles or a complete page.
    Covers 1785-2006

    Information in all areas of toxicology, including chemicals and pharmaceuticals, pesticides, environmental pollutants, and mutagens and teratogens. This database, produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, provides bibliographic citations and abstracts from the core journal literature in toxicology. This version of TOXLINE does not contain information from Chemical Abstracts Service, BIOSIS, or International Pharmaceutical Abstracts.
    1998 - current
  • Tozzer Library Catalog

    The Tozzer Library (Harvard University) is the oldest library in the United States devoted to collecting ethnology, archaeology, and related anthropological fields.  Hollis - the catalog of the Harvard libraries allows limiting of results to materials in the Tozzer Library only.
  • transmediale Archive

    transmediale engages in reflective, aesthetic and speculative positions in between art, technology and culture. An annual festival and numerous cooperation projects articulate the relationship between technology and culture in non-linear, dynamic ways. transmediale expresses a critical understanding of technology as being more than the digital as well as of the cultural being more than what is going on within institutionalised fields of production. 
  • Treatise on Geochemistry

    A comprehensive, integrated summary of the present state of geochemistry. It deals with all the major subjects in the field, ranging from the chemistry of the solar system to environmental geochemistry.
  • Treatise on Geophysics

    Deals with the present state of geophysics. Chapters include: Seismology and Structure of the Earth, Mineral Physics, Geodesy, Earthquake Seismology, Geomagnetism, rustal and Lithosphere Dynamics, Mantle Dynamics, Core Dynamics, Evolution of the Earth and Planets and Moons.
  • Treatise on Water Science

    Includes information on the management of water resources, the science of hydrology, aquatic chemistry and microbiology and water quality engineering.
  • TRI: Toxics Release Inventory

    The Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) is a publicly available EPA database that contains information on toxic chemical releases and waste management activities reported annually by certain industries as well as federal facilities.
  • Twentieth-Century African American Poetry

    Database of over 10,000 poems from 70 poets of the twentieth century.
    Covers: 20th century
  • Twentieth-Century American Poetry

    Database of over 52,000 poems from 300 poets of the twentieth century.
    Covers: 20th century
  • Twentieth-Century Drama

    Searchable text of mainly twentieth century plays by authors from Britain, Ireland, and Australia, chiefly from the period of 1890 to 1920.  Includes supplementary matter such as dramatis personae and relevant illustrations.
  • Twentieth-Century English Poetry

    Database of over 280 poets and 598 volumes of poems from the twentieth century.
    Covers: 20th century
  • U.S. Congressional Serial Set

    Searchable, full text database of House and Senate committee reports, documents, maps, and journals (1817-1980). From READEX. Primary documents ordered printed by Congress such as reports of executive departments, and special investigations of Congress. Covers a wide range of topics such as the Armed Forces, Education, Health, and Economics.
  • U.S. Government Accountability Office

  • UC Berkeley Anthropology Library Catalog

    The George and Mary Foster Anthropology Library, located in Kroeber Hall, is a branch library of The UCB Library System.  OskiCat - the catalog of the UC Berkeley libraries allows limiting of results to materials in the Anthropology Library only.
  • UC Copyright Education Website

    This site provides information on copyright policies and laws, and how to apply them to academic and scholarly work.
  • UC Shared Images: LUNA Imaging Collections

    Access nineteen collections comprising over 30,100 images hosted in LUNA Insight and LUNA Commons. The collections include historical posters, maps, rare books, illustrations, fashion plates, political cartoons and more.
  • UCO/Lick Observatory

  • UCSC Arboretum Catalog

    Searchable holdings of the Jean and Bill Lane Library at the UCSC Arboretum.
  • UCSC Health Sciences Program

  • Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry Online

    Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry is a reference work encompassing all the disciplines and current practice of industrial chemistry and chemical engineering around the world. Its 1000 major articles by 3,000 leaders from research and industrial organizations are well-illustrated with charts and figures and extensive bibliographies.
    1817 - 1980 (when completed)
  • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory

    Title and publishing information for nearly 250,0000 consumer and trade magazines, academic and scholarly journals, monographic series, newsletters, newspapers, electronic publications, conference proceedings, and 'zines.
  • University of Chicago Press Journals

    Searchable, fulltext database of articles from 23 journals in the social sciences, science, and humanities.
  • Urban Studies & Planning: A SAGE Full-Text Collection

    Searchable database of 13+ electronic journals focusing on the topic of urban and regional planning.
  • USA Trade Online

    In-Library use only.  Access requires login by library staff at McHenry library.  Inquire at Reference desk. Access current and cumulative U.S. export and import data (trade statistics) for over 18,000 export commodities and 24,000 import commodities. Annual data from 1992. Monthly data from 2002 (port-level data is only available from 2003 - present)
  • - Government Made Easy

    Offers a search engine that searches every word of every U.S. government document (i.e. search for "methyl bromide"). Also offers a "browse by topic" option.
  • Using SpringerMaterials to Locate Your Landolt-Börnstein Volume and Chapter

    This method will work as long as the SpringerMaterials search engine remains freely available.
  • Vanderbilt Television News Archive

    The Television News Archive collection at Vanderbilt University is the world's most extensive and complete archive of television news. The site indexes individual network evening news broadcasts from the major U.S. national broadcast networks: ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN, and special news-related programming since 1989.
  • Variable Media Network

    For creators working in ephemeral formats who want posterity to experience their work more directly than through second-hand documentation or anecdote, the variable media paradigm encourages creators to define their work independently from medium so that the work can be translated once its current medium is obsolete. It aims to pair creators with museum and media consultants to imagine potential futures for works in ephemeral formats, including digital media, performances, and installations.
  • Video Games and Consoles

    Resources located at the Science & Engineering Library.
  • Wall Street Journal (1889-1994)

    Searchable database of full text Wall Street Journal articles (backfile) from Proquest.
    Covers 1889-1986.
  • Water Resources Abstracts

    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.
  • Water Resources Data of the United States (USGS)

    Access to water-resources data collected at approximately 1.5 million sites in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Topics include: Real-Time; Site Information; Surface Water; Ground Water; and Water Quality (includes temperature, specific conductance, pH, nutrients, pesticides, and volatile organic compounds). Current and historical data.
  • WDI online

    World development indicators (WDI) is the World Bank's annual compilation of data about development.  Provides direct access to development indicators, with time series for 208 countries and 18 country groups from 1960 to 2001.
    Covers 1968-present
  • Web Elements

    Periodic table of the elements with additional sections on description, physical properties, electronic properties, crystallography, use and history of each element.
  • Web of Science / Web of Knowledge

    Multidisciplinary index to scholarly and authoritative articles. Provides access to all three parts of the Citation Index: Arts and Humanities, Social Science and Science. Search by subject, author, journal title. Cited Reference Search finds articles that cite an author or article that you specify.
    Covers: 1900 - present.
  • Westlaw Campus Research

    Full text access to federal and state court cases, laws and regulations; legal periodicals and encyclopedias; and legal guides and information for pre-law students.
  • WHO / World Health Organization

    The source for global information on health policy, research, reports and statistics. Information can be gathered by country or by topic.
  • Wiley Online Library

    Searchable database from Wiley Interscience of over 1400 full-text journals in the sciences, medicine, social sciences, and humanities.
  • Wolfram Mathworld

    "the web's most extensive mathematics resource ... a free resource from Wolfram Research."
  • Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000

    A resource for students and scholars of U.S. history and U.S. women's history. Organized around the history of women in social movements in the U.S. between 1600 and 2000.
  • Women's History Online - The Gerritsen Collection

    Searchable, full-text database of books and journal articles covering women's history and feminism.
    Covers: 1543-1945.
  • Women's Studies Encyclopedia

    Information about women from all fields of study and disciplines.
  • World Almanac

    This searchable full-text reference source contains short, ready-reference type of information on a large variety of subjects.
    Covers: 1972 - present.
  • World Bank e-Library

    Full-text database with over 1200 World Bank publications and working papers, searchable by keywords, title, and author.
  • World History in Video

    Online video collection of documentaries on human history from the earliest civilizations to the late twentieth century. Global in scope, covering Africa and the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Oceania.
    Alexander Street Press
  • World News Connection

    Searchable, full-text database of non-U.S. newspapers and other media sources. Includes translated and English-language news and information. WNC covers significant socioeconomic, political, scientific, technical, and environmental issues and events. Material is provided to the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) by the Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS), a U.S. government agency.
    Covers: 2000-
  • World of Learning

    Directory of US and international higher education organizations.  Profiles academic institutions, staff and officials at universities and colleges, research institutes, museums and art galleries, learned societies, libraries and archives.
  • World Scholar: Latin America & the Caribbean

    A rich collection of primary source documents about Latin America and the Caribbean; academic journals and news feeds covering the region; reference articles and commentary; maps and statistics; audio and video; and more.
  • World Shakespeare Bibliography Online

    Citations for books, articles, reviews, and dissertations about Shakespeare. Also included are films, adaptations, and stage productions of Shakespeare's works.
    Covers: 1995-current.
  • WorldCat

    Also known as WCAT, this searchable catalog contains citations for books, journals, manuscripts, maps, music scores, sound recordings, films, computer files, newspapers, slides, and videotapes, on all subjects in a variety of languages at libraries around the world.
  • Worldwide Political Science Abstracts (1975 - current)

    WPSA provides citations and abstracts for journal articles in political science, international relations, law, and public administration / policy.
    Covers: 1000 A.D. - present