Databases for All Subjects

These databases provide wide coverage of many different subject areas.

VU students, faculty and staff:

For best results, log into MyVU before accessing databases.

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.

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.

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. 

Directory of Open Access Journals – Access to over 8,000 peer- or editor-reviewed scientific and scholarly journals in all areas of study.

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 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.

Encyclopedia Britannica Online - Includes the renowned Encyclopedia Britannica,Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, magazines, periodicals, and many other research tools.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.

Essay & General Literature Index (H.W. Wilson) -- Coverage spans the entire range of the humanities and social sciences. Approximately 300 single and multi-authored volumes are indexed annually, plus more than 20 selected annuals and serial publications.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

Films on Demand (Infobase) – The leading source of web-based digital video delivery service for all academic, vocational, and life-skills topics.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (Ebsco) – Over 25,000 basic, easy-to-read encyclopedia entries.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

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.

JSTOR Early Journals - Access to 500,000 articles from over 200 core scholarly journals published prior to 1923 in the United States and prior to 1870 elsewhere.

MasterFILE Premier (Ebsco) – Access to 1,700 full-text periodicals, 592,000 images including maps and flags, and over 500 full-text reference books.  Topics covered include: general reference, business, health, education, general science, and multicultural issues.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Gale) – Access more than 14,000 pro/con essays, over 5,000 topic overviews, 5 million periodical articles, 6,000 statistical tables, charts, and graphs.  Also includes images, podcasts, and court case overviews.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.

Points of View Reference Center (Ebsco) -- Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides rich content that can help students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

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.

Reader's Guide Full Text Select (H.W. Wilson) -- This full-text database provides searchable full text—as well as abstracting and indexing—for a broad selection of the most popular periodicals.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.  Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

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.

SIRS Renaissance – Contains full-text articles selected from over 1,200 publications.  Topics include: architecture and design, culture, literature, multimedia, music, performing arts, philosophy and religion, and the visual arts.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.