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Online Databases

All of the online databases are listed in alphabetical order below. You can also use the menus to search by subject, title or popularity.


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Database Description
Digital Horizons (Concordia, NDSU, SHSND, Prairie Public)

Digital Horizons is an online treasure house of thousands of images, documents, video, and oral histories depicting life on the Northern Plains from the late 1800s to today.

Digital Public Library of America

The DPLA offers a single point of access to millions of items—photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, moving images, and more—from libraries, archives, and museums around the United States.

Digital Theatre Plus

This resource, brought to you by the Mary Lou and George Shott Endowment, contains high quality productions from British theatre that capture the moment the curtain rises until after the curtain falls. Watch interviews from actors, designers, stage managers, technicians and more, and access theory and criticism created by professionals and educators. 

Discovering Collection (Gale Cengage)

Discovering Collection offers access to content covering the core curriculum areas, including history, literature, science, social studies, and more.

Dissertations & Theses (ProQuest)

This database is the most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from 1861 to the present day and offering full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997.

Dissertations & Theses @ North Dakota State University (ProQuest)

This database gives access to the dissertations and theses produced by students at NDSU.

DOAB: Directory of Open Access Books

857 Academic peer-reviewed books from 27 publishers.

DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals

Free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals, covering all subjects and many languages.

DSM - V Library

Online access to DSM-V, cases, textbooks, manuals, self-assessments, guidelines and journals from American Psychiatric Publishing.


Extension Service publications from U.S. Land Grant universities. A publically available searchable database with links to full text. Covers a broad spectrum of agricultural topics.

Early American Imprints Series I: Evans 1639-1800 (NewsBank)

Contains books, pamphlets, and broadsides published in America during the 17th and 18th centuries.

Early American Imprints Series I: Supplemement Library Company of Philadelphia 1670-1800 (NewsBank)

More than 2,000 scarce items including a broad range of books, pamphlets and broadsides printed during a 150-year period and newly discovered printed materials spanning the early colonial era and the Early Republic.

Early American Imprints Series I: Supplement from the American Antiquarian Society 1652-1800 (NewsBank)

A major expansion of the definitive resource on America before 1819 including 2,250 early books, pamphlets, broadsides, maps and scores.

Early American Newspapers (NewsBank)

Includes Early American Newspapers Series 1 and 2, 1690-1900 and Selected Historical Newspapers

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.

Earthquake Engineering Abstracts - 1971-current (ProQuest)

This database draws from academic and trade journals, conferences and books to provide articles on earthquake's effects on buildings and other structures, geological formations and how seismic and tsunamic phenomena relate.

Ebook Central (ProQuest)

Ebook Central provides authoritative, full-text e-books in a wide range of subject areas along with powerful tools to find, use, and manage the information.

eBook Collection (EBSCO)

Search, view, and download the full text of eBooks. EBSCO eBooks may be transferred to any device that is compatible with Adobe Digital Editions. A tutorial about how to access eBooks can be found here:

ECO - Electronic Collections Online (OCLC)

An OCLC collection of scholarly journals. Includes all of the original content and images of articles and bibliographic information for all journals. Lets you view abstracts and full-text articles from journals to which NDSU subscribes.

EconLit (ProQuest)

Provides bibliographic coverage of a wide range of economics-related literature. Covers both economic theory and application.

Education Index Retrospective (H.W. Wilson/EBSCO)

This database provides a vast record of important education literature pertaining to societal trends, such as segregation, multiculturalism, feminism, economic developments and more.

Education Source (EBSCO)

Most complete collection of full-text education journals including an international array of English-language periodicals, monographs, yearbooks, and more. Covers education from early childhood to higher education.

Education Week

A rich resource for K-12 education. Includes news, data sets, white papers, original research, videos, and more.

Educator's Reference Complete (Gale Cengage)

This database contains a selection of academic journals, hundreds of full-text reports, and reference sources. Content focuses on educational principles, child development and psychology, and best practices in education.

eHRAF World Cultures

This database contains ethnographic collections covering all aspects of cultural and social life.

Electronics & Communications Abstracts - 1981-current (ProQuest)

This database is a comprehensive index to world literature on circuits, components and materials, photonics, control and systems, telecommunications, equipment and instrumentation, power systems and electrical engineering.

Encyclopedia Britannica Academic Edition (Encyclopaedia Britannica)

Contains over 73,000 articles and a multimedia database with thousands of photographs, illustrations, sound files, and hundreds of video clips and more.

Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion (Berg Fashion Library)

Searchable online encyclopedia that explores all aspects of dress and fashion globally, from pre-history to the present day; includes information on the dressed and adorned body across cultures and throughout history.

EndNote Online (Clarivate Analytics)

Web-based bibliographic service for students and researchers that organizes personal reference collections and saves time retyping references for course work and publication. Requires a log-in; available for all NDSU faculty, students and staff. 

Endocrinology Abstracts (ProQuest)
Engineered Materials Abstracts - 1986-current (ProQuest)

This database is a comprehensive index to world literature on engineered materials such as polymers, plastics, rubber, ceramics and composites. The database addresses manufacturing practices, properties and applications of these materials.

Engineering Research Database - 1966-current (ProQuest)

Bibliographic coverage of the international serial and non-serial literature for research in civil, earthquake, environmental, mechanical, transportation engineering, forensic engineering, engineering services, education, theoretical mechanics and dynamics, mathematics/computation, design, construction, and latest technological developments.

Entomology Abstracts (ProQuest)

Contains all recent research reports of direct relevance to entomology including insects, arachnids, myriapods, onychophorans and terrestrial isopods.

Environmental Engineering Abstracts 1990-current (ProQuest)

This database is a comprehensive index to world literature on all technological and engineering aspects of air, water and soil quality, environmental safety, sustainability and energy production.

Environmental Science Index (ProQuest)

A database that focuses on how organisms of all kinds interact with their environments and with other organisms. Included are relevant papers on evolutionary biology, economics and systems analysis as they relate to ecosystems or the environment.

ERIC: Education Resource Information Center (EBSCO)

An online library of education research and information which contains more than 1.3 million records and links to more than 323,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966.

ERIC: Education Resource Information Center (ProQuest)

This database is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education to provide extensive access to education-related literature. ERIC provides coverage of journal articles, conferences, meetings, government documents, theses, dissertations, reports, audiovisual media, bibliographies, directories, books and monographs.

Expanded Academic ASAP - Now known as Academic OneFile Select (Gale)

From arts and the humanities to social sciences, science and technology, this database meets research needs across all academic disciplines. Access scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers - many with full text and images.

Facts & Comparisons eAnswers (Wolters Kluwer Health)

Provides electronic drug data and clinical information for healthcare professionals.

FAQs: Voting in North Dakota

Voting ID, voting before election day, voting on election day, who can vote, ballots,  media, polling places, election results and more.

Fargo Forum Newspaper Index, 1879-1995 (NDSU)

The Fargo Forum Newspaper Index database provides citations (currently about 8,000 entries) to selected articles published in a number of Fargo newspapers between 1879 and 1975, primarily the Fargo Forum, regarding events in North Dakota and to a limited extent in other states. The database is the work of the NDSU Institute for Regional Studies and indexing continues although on a very limited basis.

Fargo Forum Obituary Index (NDSU)

The indexing of Fargo Forum newspaper obituaries is an ongoing project of the NDSU Institute for Regional Studies. The time period completed includes from October 1892 to 1909 and from November 1982 to 1995. In addition partial indexing has been done for other years. The database currently contains over 70,000 names.

Fashion Snoops

Fashion Snoops is a comprehensive trend forecasting portal focused primarily on apparel and interior design work. The FS White Space includes a database of trend information, including color design, textiles, accessories, and more. In addition to information regarding design trends, the service also provides a creative space for designers to collect trend ideas from the database and external sources, allowing them to develop a collage to inspire their own ideas.

FedStats (Federal Government)

FedStats provides access to the full range of official statistical information produced by the Federal Government without having to know in advance which Federal agency produces which particular statistic. With convenient searching and linking capabilities to more than 100 agencies that provide data and trend information.

Food Science Source (EBSCO)

Search this comprehensive database covering Food Sciences topics such as nutrition, agribusiness, food safety and food processing.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (EBSCO)

This encyclopedia database indexes over 25,000 records, covering an array of topics. The database contains images and brief biographies as well as information in a variety of subject areas.

GENE-TOX (Genetic Toxicology)

GENE-TOX was created by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and has genetic toxicology test results on over 3,200 chemicals. Selected literature was reviewed by scientific experts for each of the test systems under evaluation.

GENE-TOX provides historical information from the years 1991-1998.  It is no longer updated.

General Science Collection (Gale Cengage)

A collection of over 200 journals -- including such topics as particle physics, advanced mathematics, and nanotechnology.

GeoRef and GeoRef in Process (ProQuest)

Produced by the American Geological Institute, GeoRef is a comprehensive geosciences database. Over 3,500 journals are reviewed for indexing in the GeoRef database as well as books, maps, government reports, conference papers, and theses and dissertations. GeoRef In Process does NOT contain the most current records and should not be confused with a database of Recent References.


GeoScienceWorld (GSW) is a nonprofit collaborative and comprehensive Internet resource for research and communications in the earth sciences, which is built on a core database of peer-reviewed journals and is integrated with the GeoRef abstract and index service. The organization gives global researchers a single point of access to 44 full-text scholarly journals plus specialized searching capabilities and links to millions of relevant resources hosted elsewhere on the Web.