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Online 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.

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

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”)

Research Databases for Particular Areas of Study


Hoover’s Guide – Dun and Bradstreet information on over 14,000 companies, industries and people in the business world

First Research Industry Intelligence – Information on domestic, regional and global industries

H.W. Wilson Business Abstracts with Full Text Database – Full-text articles from hundreds of key business publications (open link, choose Business Abstracts with Full Text database, click “Continue”)


JSTOR – Begin here for research in the social sciences, history and humanities

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:

Oli-Cat Online Catalog

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

EBSCO 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:




Chicago Manual of Style

General Reference Sources

Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations

Census Information (2010)

The World Factbook

Library of Congress Country Studies


Telephone Directories


Zip Codes

Web Resources for Particular Areas of Study


U.S. Census Bureau (Business & Industry Information)

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

EDGAR – Publicly-held corporations on file with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission

Criminal Justice

U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics

U.S. Department of Justice Information Center

Michigan State Police Uniform Crime Report

Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics

FBI Uniform Crime Reports


Michigan Department of Education

U.S. Department of Education


Voice of the Shuttle Humanities Resources

IPL2 Literary Criticism Collection

Bartleby.com – Great books, classic literature, references and verse online

Poetry Foundation

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy


Stearns Collection – Over 2,500 historical and contemporary musical instruments

Early MusiChicago

The Classical Music Navigator

Natural and Physical Sciences

Why? Files – The Science Behind the News

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Visual Arts

National Gallery of Art

Art Institute of Chicago


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