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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
Open Textbook Library

Open textbooks are textbooks that have been funded, published, and licensed to be freely used, adapted, and distributed. These books have been reviewed by faculty from a variety of colleges and universities to assess their quality. These books can be downloaded for no cost, or printed at low cost. All textbooks are either used at multiple higher education institutions; or affiliated with an institution, scholarly society, or professional organization.

OverDrive

This resource, brought to you by the Mary Lou and George Shott Endowment, gives you access to popular ebooks, audiobooks, and streaming video.

Users are required to download the Libby app for this resource.

Ovid - Lippincott Williams &Wilkins- Full Text Nursing Journals

Provides access to over 280 full text medical and nursing journals through an NDSU Libraries’ consortial subscription in partnership with South Dakota State University, the University of South Dakota, the University of North Dakota, Presentation College, and Sanford Health.

Oxford English Dictionary - OED (Oxford University Press)

The definitive record of the English language, featuring 600,000 words, 3 million quotations, and over 1,000 years of English. The OED provides the history of individual words, and of the language.

Oxford Music Online (Oxford)

Contains Grove Music Online, The Oxford Dictionary of Music and the Oxford Companion to Music. 

PapersFirst (OCLC)

Provides access to individual papers presented at conferences worldwide. Covers every congress, symposium, exposition, workshop, and meeting added to The British Library Document Supply Centre's (BLDC) proceedings collection.

Philosopher's Index (EBSCO)

Current and comprehensive database covers scholarly research in all major fields of philosophy. Features author-written abstracts covering scholarly research published in journals and books, including contributions to anthologies and book reviews.

Plant Management Network (PMN) - now called Grow: Plant Health Exchange

Collection of resources on Plant Health produced by researchers and hosted by the American Phytopathological Society. Includes the Focus On series of webcasts about various crops, collected resources about pollinators and fruit diseases, and the Grow Monthly newsletter. Also include access to the journals Plant Disease Management Reports and Plant Health Progress.

Plant Science (ProQuest)

Database contains citations and abstracts of scientific literature on plant science, focusing on all plant scientific aspects, especially pathology, symbiosis, biochemistry, genetics, biotechnology, techniques and environmental biology.

Points of View Reference Center (EBSCO)

Full-text database provides students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. Contains more than 280 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide.

ProceedingsFirst - Proceedings (OCLC)

Index of worldwide conference proceedings, covering every published congress, symposium, conference, exposition, workshop and meeting received by The British Library Document Supply Centre. Each record contains a list of the papers presented at each conference.

Professional Collection (Gale Cengage)

Selection of over 300 full-text journals geared towards the professional educator.

Professional Development Collection (EBSCO)

Collection of over 520 education journals geared towards professional educators.

Project MUSE (Johns Hopkins University Press)

Provides digital humanities and social sciences content in full text, as well as, subscription access to current content from scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences.

PROL - Political Research Online (ASPA)

A repository of papers delivered at professional conferences which contains emerging political science scholarship.

ProQuest 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.

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses @ North Dakota State University (ProQuest)

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

ProQuest U.S. Newsstream

A full-text newspaper database that includes access to national and leading regional papers such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Barron's, Boston Globe, Guardian, Christian Science Monitor, and Washington Post. Also includes the Star Tribune.

PsycArticles (Now known as APA PsycArticles) (EBSCO)

This database offers complete access to the full text of more than 90 landmark journals in behavioral science and related fields ranging from education, to nursing, to business, to neuroscience.

PsycInfo (Now known as APA PsycInfo) (EBSCO)

This is a database of abstracts of literature in the field of psychology and is produced by the American Psychological Association. It is devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health.

PTDS Pubs - formerly PILOTS (Published International Literature On Traumatic Stress) (ProQuest)

This database, formerly called PILOTS, is produced by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD. The database provides citations and abstracts to the worldwide literature on PTSD and other psychological effects of trauma. It provides citations and abstracts to the international literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health sequelae of traumatic events.

PubAg (USDA/National Agricultural Library)

PubAg is a portal to USDA-authored and other highly relevant agricultural research. At launch it delivers over 40,000 full-text journal articles by USDA staff and citations to an additional 340,000 articles. The initial release also previews its directions for intended functionality and will serve as the foundation for further enhancements.

PubMed

Contains over 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

Record Index (NDSU)

The Record magazine was published in Fargo, N.D. from 1895 to 1905 by Col. C.A. Lounsberry. The magazine’s main focus was historical and biographical articles related to North Dakota, with numerous illustrations of persons, places and events. This index covers issues from 1895 through 1899. The Record is available on microfilm and hard copy at the Institute for Regional Studies Archives Research Room. To order photocopies of articles contact the NDSU Archives.

Regional Business News (EBSCO)

Provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications and includes coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature (EBSCO)

Contains over 620,000 music related items including articles, books, bibliographies, catalogs, dissertations, Festschriften, iconographies, critical commentaries to complete works, ethnographic recordings, conference proceedings, electronic resources, reviews, and more.

RIPM: Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals (EBSCO)

Database with detailed content analysis of writings on musical history and culture between 1800 and 1950. RIPM currently indexes the contents of 140 music periodicals including articles, reviews, illustrations, music examples, advertisements, press reviews, and more.

RISM Series A/II: Music Manuscripts after 1600 (EBSCO)

Comprehensive index and guide to music manuscripts containing more than 657,000 manuscript records by over 22,500 composers found in over 800 libraries and archives in 32 countries.

SAGE Premier Online Journals

SAGE Premier is the largest journals package offered by SAGE. It includes international, peer-reviewed journals, including high-impact research titles published on behalf of over 400 scholarly and professional societies.

  • Electronic access to more than 1,000 peer-reviewed journals (over 900,000 articles)
  • Content ownership of the subscribed content published by SAGE during the term of the agreement
  • Quality new content added to the package annually
  • Complimentary access back to 1999, where available, is included while a current subscription is maintained
    • Note: NDSU also has the 2009 SAGE Backfile, with access back to volume 1, issue 1, up to 1998 for to over 370 journals.
Sanitary Home / North Dakota Farmer and Sanitary Home / North Dakota Farmer (NDSU)

Sanitary Home (later called North Dakota Farmer and Sanitary Home, and North Dakota Farmer) was a monthly periodical published for rural North Dakotans from 1899-1918. It was conceived and edited, and the early issues mostly written by Edwin Fremont Ladd, professor of chemistry at North Dakota Agricultural College, 1890-1916, and president of NDAC 1916-1921.

SciELO Citation Index (Clarivate Analytics)

Access to scholarly literature in sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities published in leading open access journals from Latin American, Portugal, Spain and South Africa.

Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED) - 1899-present (Clarivate Analytics)

Part of Web of Science®, this database provides access to the bibliographic and citation information needed to find research data, analyze trends, journals and researchers, and share findings across 150 disciplines.

ScienceDirect (Elsevier)

Contains electronic collections of science, technology and medicine full text and bibliographic information. Offers journal articles and book chapters from more than 2,500 peer-reviewed journals and more than 11,000 books.

SciFinder (CAS)

A research discovery tool for the CAS databases containing literature from many scientific disciplines including biomedical sciences, chemistry, engineering, materials science, agricultural science, and more.

SciFinder Registration

In order to use SciFinder, please visit the SciFinder Registration page first to create an account for yourself.

SciFinder-n

SciFinder-n provides access to full-text, indexed patents, and millions of step-by-step syntheses indexed specifically by CAS. 

Current SciFinder users may use your current SciFinder username and password to login. Users may also migrate their saved answers and alerts (Keep Me Posted) from SciFinder to SciFinder-n. Click the Bookmark icon to access the migrate feature found on the Saved Answers page. SciFinder answer files exported to an external drive in the .akx file format must be imported and saved to SciFinder before they can be migrated to SciFinder-n.

Note: Descriptions are not migrated and some answers may not fully migrate.

This access expires 12/31/2020.

SCImago Journal & Country Rank (SJR)

This database uses the H-index and SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) to indicate a journal's influence, and covers a broad range of subjects including sciences, medicine, arts, humanities and the social sciences.

Scopus (Elsevier)

Scopus is a bibliographic database containing abstracts and citations for academic journal articles. It covers nearly 22,000 titles from over 5,000 publishers, of which 20,000 are peer-reviewed journals in the scientific, technical, medical, and social sciences. 

SHELDUS-Spatial Hazard Events and Losses Database for the US

Create and subsequently log in with a ndsu.edu e-mail address to access this dataset. 
SHELDUS™ is a county-level hazard data set for the U.S. and covers natural hazards such thunderstorms, hurricanes, floods, wildfires, and tornados as well as perils such as flash floods, heavy rainfall, etc. The database contains information on the date of an event, affected location (county and state) and the direct losses caused by the event (property and crop losses, injuries, and fatalities) from 1960 to present.

Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) - 1900-present (Clarivate Analytics)

Accessed via Web of Science®, this database provides access to the bibliographic and citation information needed to find research data, analyze trends, journals and researchers, and share findings in the social sciences.

Social Services Abstracts (ProQuest)

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

Sociological Abstracts (ProQuest)

Abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles, citations, book reviews, abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Spectrum Archives : 1896-1950 (NDSU)

The Spectrum is the student newspaper of North Dakota State University. This database is full-text searchable.

SPIN (Sponsored Programs Information Network)

SPIN is the single solution for researchers and principal investigators who desire to spend less time doing the arduous and labor-intensive steps of searching, but still be presented with ideally-suited and perfectly-matched funding opportunities. It’s comprised of two powerful InfoEd Solutions:

SPIN is the world’s largest database of funding opportunities. SPIN monitors public and private sponsors to ensure that the most current funding opportunity information is always accessible and SPIN’s queries and filters functions allow users to easily find future opportunities.
SPIN Matching And Research Transmittal Service (SMARTS). SMARTS delivers highly-targeted funding opportunities that exactly match pre-defined criteria and research focus.

SPORTDiscus (EBSCO)

Comprehensive, bibliographic coverage of sport, fitness, exercise science and related disciplines. Includes journal articles, dissertations and theses, reference materials and more.

Student Resources in Context (Gale Cengage)

Provides a wide array of resources on most general subjects. Contains full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and reference materials.

Sustainability Science Abstracts (ProQuest)

This database explores all aspects of sustainable development, human population and demography topics, as well as societal issues involving natural resource management.

Synthesis Digital Library of Engineering and Computer Science (Morgan & Claypool Publisher)

A digital library of electronic books that synthesize important research and development topics in engineering and computer science.

Taylor & Francis Online (Taylor & Francis)

The online platform for Taylor & Francis Group content.

Teacher Reference Center (EBSCO)

Provides indexing and abstracts for 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators.