These databases are recommended for the College of Business & Public Service.

VU students, faculty and staff:

For best results, log into MyVU before accessing databases.

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Academic Search Premier (Ebsco) – A great starting point for any type of research.  Access to 3,900 full-text peer reviewed journals and 4,600 total full text journals on topics from all academic disciplines.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

Agricola – Online catalog and index to the NAL (National Agricultural Library) collections.  Covers all aspects of agriculture and includes tens of thousands of AGRICOLA records that contain links to full-text resources on the web.

Applied Science and Technology Source (Ebsco) - Nearly 1200 full-text journals on topics including: applied mathematics, chemistry, engineering, geology, machinery, information technology, robotics, the food industry and more.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.

Associates Programs Source (Ebsco) - Provides access to over 1,000 full-text journals and 11 full-text books.  Topics include, agricultural science, automotive technology, biotechnology, construction, cosmetology, culinary arts, diesel mechanics, electrical technology, fire science and service, food service management, hospitality management, industrial and mechanical design, information technology, horticulture, law enforcement and criminal justice, paralegal, machine tool technology, surveying, and veterinary assisting.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE..


Business Source Complete (Ebsco) – The world's definitive scholarly business database, providing the leading collection of bibliographic and full text content. As part of the comprehensive coverage offered by this database, indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals back as far as 1886 are included. In addition, searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,300 journals.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

Business Wire News (Ebsco) -- Formerly Regional Business News.  Incorporates 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE..


Career and Technical Education Collection (Proquest) -- Access to over 500 full-text journals and trade publications on topics including: computer science, healthcare, building trades, auto mechanics, sales & retail, accounting, graphic design, photography, and more.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications - Finding tool for electronic and print publications from the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the U.S. government.  Provides direct access to the publications that are available online. -- Key source for demographic, economic, and health data about the United States.

CINAHL Plus with Full Text (Ebsco) – Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature including access to 770 full-text journals, 275 books and monographs, evidence-based care sheets, quick lessons, and more.  MyVU login required for offcampus access. – The official website for United States federal legislative information, replacing THOMAS as of July 2016.  Presented by the Library of Congress.

Corporate ResourceNet (Ebsco) – Includes full-text articles from nearly 1200 publications including general business periodicals, trade publications, management journals, and company profiles. MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

CQ Researcher Online (CQ Press) -- Provides up-to-date, unbiased information on issues in the news.  Topics include: health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.

Credo Reference -- Full-text articles from nearly 800 reference eBooks on topics including: art, food & beverage, language, medicine, psychology, social sciences, biographies, geography, law, music, religion, technology, business, history, literature, philosophy, and science.  MyVU login required for offcampus access. 

Criminal Justice Database (Proquest) -- Access to abstracts and indexing for 250 U.S and international criminal justice journals, with more than 100 available in full-text.  Topics include criminology, corrections and law enforcement, criminal law, criminal justice, criminal rehabilitation, addictions, alcoholism, gambling, child abuse, and industrial crime.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.


eBooks on EBSCOhost (INSPIRE) – Collection of over 9,000 eBooks on topics including: the arts, business, computer science, education, engineering & technology, health & medicine, history, law, literature & criticism, mathematics, philosophy, political science, psychology, sciences, study aids, and language learning.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.


eBooks on EBSCOhost (VU) -- MyVU login required for offcampus access.

EBSCO eBook Business Collection -- EBooks are selected for this collection to assist students and scholars with various business research, special project and entrepreneurial needs, and to help students understand general business concepts. The eBook Business Collection encompasses a variety of business topics, such as marketing, finance, supply chain management and entrepreneurship, with additional focus on career growth, personal development, communication and networking.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.

EBSCO eBook Community College Collection - The Ebsco eBook Community College Collection offers over 40,000 books from a variety of publishers. These books are non-fiction, selected to help students do research for school work or personal interest. There are books on most subjects, including art, history, nursing, psychology, zoology, and much more.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.


Entrepreneurial Studies Source (Ebsco) --  A tool for business students and researchers, providing the latest insight on topics relevant to entrepreneurship and small businesses. It offers full text for business journals, magazines and reference books, as well as case studies and company profiles.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE..


FDSys (Federal Digital System) -- United States Government Publishing Office guide to online government publications including the Code of Federal Regulations, Presidential documents, Congressional documents, etc.


Gale Virtual Reference Library – Collection of Reference eBooks on topics including: the arts, biographies, business, education, environment, history, law, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, nation & world, religion, social sciences, science, and technology.   MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also partially available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE at this link.

GreenFILE (Ebsco) – Access to over 9,000 full-text articles on topics including: global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.


Health Business FullTEXT (Ebsco) – 130 publications covering topics such as staffing, health care regulation, health care facilities management, marketing, finance, and more. MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

Homeland Security Digital Library –– Coverage of featured topics in homeland security, news digest collection, research tools, and policy and strategy documents from a variety of sources including federal, state, tribal, and local government agencies, professional organizations, think tanks, academic institutions, and international governing bodies.   MyVU login required for full offcampus access through link above.  Limited offcampus access available through direct (unproxied) connection to


Indiana Business Research Center - Provided by Indiana University's Kelley School of Business.  Includes IBRC publications InContext, and Indiana Business Review.  Also links STATSIndiana, a repository of statistic and demographic information, economic forecasts, and more.

Indiana Department of Natural Resources -- Website includes information about wildlife, forestry, natural resources, hunting/fishing, conservation law, outdoor activities, state parks, historic preservation & archaeology.  Also the Indiana Big Tree Register.


LexisNexis Academic – Provides news from thousands of sources, federal and state laws, administrative code, federal and state case law, Shepard's Citations, legal reference materials, company profiles, SEC filings, and information on public figures. MyVU login required for offcampus access.


Military & Government Collection (Ebsco) – Current news pertaining to all branches of the military, this database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of those sites. This collection provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals and offers indexing and abstracts for more than 400 titles. Some publications covered in this database include Air Force Comptroller, Defence Studies, JFQ: Joint Force Quarterly, Military Technology, Combat Edge, FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, Foreign Affairs, Naval Forces, and many more.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

Military and Intelligence Database Collection (Gale) -- Composed of content from over 400 journals, which covers all aspects of the past and current state of military affairs. Key subjects covered include: socioeconomic effects of war, governmental policies, the structure of armed forces, and many more.  Free to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.


National Criminal Justice Reference Service - Free access to criminal justice information sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Executive Office of the President.  Topics include: corrections, courts, crime, crime prevention, drugs, justice system, juvenile justice, law enforcement, and victims.

Nursing and Allied Health Collection (Gale)  – Contains over 6 million articles suitable for research at all levels of nursing and allied health.  Free for Indiana Residents.  INSPIRE login required for out-of-state access.

Nursing & Allied Health Database (Proquest) - Abstracting and indexing for over 850 journals, with over 715 titles in full text and more than 12,000 full-text dissertations on topics including: cytology, nursing, nutrition, oncology, pediatric care, pharmacology, public health, and radiology.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.


Official Documents of the United Nations - Access to all types of official United Nations documents beginning in 1993.  Older items are added on a daily basis.  Also provides access to the resolutions of the General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council, and the Trusteeship Council from 1946 onward.


Pew Research Center – Provides reports of public opinion polls, demographic research, media content analysis, and other empirical social science research.

Plants Database - Provided by the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service.  Includes information on vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens in the U.S. and its territories.  Also includes names, plant symbols, checklists, distributional data, species abstracts, characteristics, images, crop information, automated tools, web links, and references. 

ProQuest Research Library - A good starting point for research on any topic.  Provides access to over 3,600 full-text journals on topics including: the arts, business, education, health and medical, humanities, law, military, multicultural studies, psychology, sciences, social sciences, and women's studies.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.


Salem Press - Online reference ebooks including Forensic Science.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.

SIRS Government Researcher -- Covers all aspects of the U.S. federal government.  Contains thousands of documents, summaries, and graphics.  Topics include: health, science, economics, environment, politics, foreign affairs, business, and industry.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.

SIRS Issues Researcher – Contains full-text articles selected from more than 1,600 publications.  Topics include social, scientific, health, historic, economic, political, and global issues.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.

Newspaper Source Plus (Ebsco) - Cover-to-cover full-text for more than 40 national and international newspapers, 330 full-text regional newspapers, full-text TV and radio news transcripts from CBS, CNN, CNN International, Fox, and NPR.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

Small Business Resource Center (Gale) – Information on how to start, finance, or manage a small business.  Sample business plans, how-to guides, articles, and websites.  Free to Indiana residents through INSPIRE. 

Stats Indiana – Indiana statistical information provided by more than 100 federal and state agencies, commercial, and private data sources.  Topics include: economics, demographics, industry, education, health care, population, taxes, workforce and unemployment, agriculture and more.


Testing and Education Reference Center – Contains career information and hundreds of practice tests and study materials.  Test preparation and information topics include: ASE Automotive, ASE Collision/Refinish, ASE Medium/Heavy Truck, Cosmetology, Fire Fighter, EMT-Basic, Law Enforcement, Medical/Nursing, Military (ASVAB and AFOQT), Social Work, and Teaching (PRAXIS).  Free to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.


United States Fish & Wildlife Service -- Website of US government agency includes updated information about endangered species. 


WestlawNext Campus Research (Thomson Reuters) -- Legal resource to find case law, statutes, and other law related research.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.

World Trade Organization - The WTO's webpage includes links to data about tariffs, trade disputes, and other matters related to international business.