Databases A to Z
Academic Search Premier - (Ebsco via BadgerLink); Includes some full text articles as well as journal citations from such areas as Social Science, Humanities, General Science, Education and more.
African American Experience - (ABC-CLIO); A collection of reference sets, books, primary documents, manuscripts, speeches, court cases, quotations and statistics, lesson plans, music files, photographs, maps and other images.
AHFS Consumer Medication Information - (Ebsco via BadgerLink); Database of Patient Advisory Leaflets that provide education on medications and natural products for patients in an understandable question-and-answer format.
Alt HealthWatch - (Ebsco via BadgerLink); Full-text articles plus pamphlets, special reports and original research focusing on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.
American Indian Experience - (ABC-CLIO); Covers American Indians in popular culture covering topics in education, health, history, Indian nations & tribes, women, culture, and business & economics and more.
American Song - (Alexander Street Press); a history database that allows people to hear and feel
the music from America's past. The database includes songs by and about American Indians,
miners, immigrants, salves, children, pioneers, and cowboys. Included in the database
are the songs of Civil Rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary
War, the Civil War, anti-war protests, and more. (Description from Alexander Street
Press.) [Technical Requirements]
ARTstor - (ARTstor); A collection of approximately 300,000 digital images and related data from various disciplines to enhance scholarship, teaching and learning in the arts. Sixteen major art museums are sharing their digital image collections. [technical requirements] [downloading images]
BadgerLink Databases - BadgerLink provides free access to many of the databases on this list, and many more. Check their A-Z list for access to great resources like European Views of the Americas, Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia, General Business File, Library Information Science & Technology Abstracts, multiple Image Collections, the Video Encyclopedia of the 20th Century, Newswires, Oxford Islamic Studies, Science Reference Center, Soundzabound, and a link to Ebsco resources in Spanish.
Book Collection Nonfiction: Elementary School Edition - (Ebsco via BadgerLink); Contains informative abstracts and searchable full text for elementary-school-level, non-fiction books featuring award-winning titles and books that have received highly acclaimed reviews from School Library Journal, BookList or Publishers Weekly.
Book Collection Nonfiction: High School Edition - (Ebsco via BadgerLink); Includes abstracts and searchable non-fiction books for high school students with highly acclaimed books including titles from the Accelerated Reader program.
Book Collection Nonfiction: Middle School Edition - (Ebsco via BadgerLink); A cross-curricular database of middle-school-level, non-fiction books with abstracts and full-text for award-winning and highly acclaimed books.
Business Insights: Essentials - (Gale); Research and compare companies and industries using industry rankings, company profiles, market share data, investment reports, charts, graphs, and more.
Business Source Premier - (Ebsco via BadgerLink); Provides full-text articles from nearly 2300 Business, Economics, Management, Finance, Marketing, and Accounting journals.
CINAHL Plus With Full Text (Cumulated Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) - (Ebsco); Provides full text for over 560 journals covering nursing, biomedicine, health science librarianship, alternative medicine, consumer health. This database offers access to health care books, nursing dissertations, conference proceedings, standards of practice, evidence-based care sheets, legal cases, clinical innovations, trials & drug records, and research instruments. [learn to use CINAHL]
Classical Music Library - (Alexander Street Press); Coverage includes music written from the earliest times (e.g. Gregorian Chant) to the present, including many contemporary composers. Repertoire ranges from vocal and choral music, to chamber, orchestral, solo instrumental, and opera. [technical requirements]
Cochrane Library - (Wiley); Source of reliable and up-to-date information on the effects of interventions in health care. Provides information and evidence to support decisions taken in health care.
Communication & Mass Media Complete - (Ebsco); Full text for over 160 titles in the areas of communication and mass media studies. There will be searchable citations as well as indexing and abstracting for more than 285 journals. The database will also include monographs, conference proceedings, and working papers.
Consumer Health Complete - (Ebsco via BadgerLink); A comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content covering all areas of health and wellness including mainstream medicine as well as complementary, holistic and integrated medicine with topics such as aging, women's health, nutrition & dietetics, and drugs & alcohol.
Contemporary World Music - (Alexander Street Press); Contains the sounds of all regions from every continent. The database will contain important genres such as reggae, worldbeat, neo-traditional, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing and jazz, and other genres such as traditional music - Indian classical, fado, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, gagaku, and more. The focus is concentrated on contemporary genres, such as fusion and world beat. [technical requirements]
Credo Reference - (Credo); An easy to use tool for research projects with a collection that searches encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations and subject specific titles as well as images, audio files and videos.
Directory of Open Access Journals - Offers free access to over 2000 full-text, quality-controlled scientific and scholarly journals.
eBooks on EBSCOhost (formerly NetLibrary) - (Ebsco); Provides access to electronic books (e-books) that can be viewed online. Includes links to chapters within the e-book being viewed plus the capability to search e-book text.
Ebook Central - (ProQuest); A collection of scholarly full text electronic books (e-books) and other materials in a variety of subject areas.
Education Research Complete - (Ebsco via BadgerLink); Topics cover all levels of education from early childhood to higher education, multilingual education, health education and testing. It provides full text for over 750 journals, full text for over 100 books and numerous education-related conference papers.
Educational Administration Abstracts - (Ebsco via BadgerLink); Database covering areas related to educational administration, including educational leadership, management, and research with coverage back to 1966.
ERIC (Educational Resources Information Clearinghouse) - (Ebsco via BadgerLink); Contains more than 2,200 digests with references for additional information and citations and abstracts from over 980 educational and education-related journals.
Gale Virtual Reference Library - (Gale); An online library of full-text e-books with authoritative reference sources including subject encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference works in a variety of subject areas.
GenderWatch - (ProQuest); A full-text repository of a historical perspective on the evolution of the women's movement and changes in gender roles. Publications include journals, newspapers, newsletters, regional publications, books, booklets, and government & special reports.
GreenFILE - (Ebsco via BadgerLink); Information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Content includes global warming, green building, pollution, renewable energy, recycling, and more.
Harvard University Library Open Collections Program (OCP) - Subject-specific digital collections of books, pamphlets, trade catalogs, manuscripts & photographs from Harvard's libraries, archives & museums. The inaugural project is Women Working: 1800-1930 - focusing on women's roles in the U.S. economy, including working conditions, statistics, health, conduct of life & social issues.
Health in the Americas - (Pan American Health Organization); Offers a comprehensive presentation of issues related to health and human development, specific disease conditions and risk factors, environmental health, and the evolution of health systems and services for the region and for specific countries and territories of the Americas.
Health Source - Consumer Edition - (Ebsco via BadgerLink); You can search for information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Features searchable full text for over 190 journals including Consumer Reports on Health and Men's Health, as well as abstracts and indexing for over 205 general health, nutrition and professional health care publications.
Health Source Nursing/Academic Edition - (Ebsco via BadgerLink); Provides nearly 540 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Also featured are abstracts and indexing for over 570 journals.
HighWire Press - (Stanford University); HighWire is the largest archive of free, full-text science articles. It offers online articles from peer-reviewed journals in the life sciences, health sciences, and physical sciences as well as some journals in the social sciences. Some articles are available on a pay-per-view basis only.
History Reference Center - (Ebsco via BadgerLink); Features full text from leading history journals, as well as reference books and encyclopedias. Also included are historical documents, biographies, photos, maps and videos.
Humanities International Complete - (Ebsco via BadgerLink); A collection of bibliographic references to literary, scholarly and creative journals published in the United States and Canada. This database contains over 1,000 journals published from 1975 to the present.
Jazz Music Library - (Alexander Street Press); the largest and most comprehensive collection of streaming
jazz available online - with thousands of jazz artists, ensembles, albums, and genres.
(Description from Alexander Street Press.) [Technical Requirements]
JSTOR - (JSTOR); Over 400 journals from several collections covering African/Asian/Latin American/Middle Eastern & Slavic studies, anthropology, archeology, architecture, art, business, classics, ecology & botany, economics & finance, education, general science, history, language & literature, law, math, music, philosophy, political science, psychology, public policy & administration, sociology, statistics, and more. The time frame is from the first volume published to 3-5 years ago.
Latino American Experience - (ABC-CLIO); A database dedicated to the history and culture of Latino Americans. Includes maps, images, audio clips, interviews, music files, speeches, documents, and other material in English and Spanish, plus links to selected Web sites.
Literary Index - (Gale); With author title and custom search options, this index provides citations to help the user locate information from any books in the Gale Literature Criticism series.
Literary Reference Center - (Ebsco via BadgerLink); A comprehensive database of detailed literary reference information which includes plot summaries, literary criticism, and author biographies on the most studied authors and their works presented across literary disciplines and timeframes.
Local Market Audience Analyst - (SRDS) An online consumer market research service built to provide sophisticated demographic, segmentation, and targeting data for media planners and consumer markets.
MAS Ultra - School Edition - (Ebsco via BadgerLink); Provides some full-text articles from over 320 general interest and current events magazines.
MasterFILE Premier - (Ebsco via BadgerLink); Provides full-text articles from over 1,810 journals covering nearly all subject areas including General Reference, Business, Consumer Health, General Science and much more.
Medline - (Ebsco via BadgerLink); Provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences and much more.
Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print - (Ebsco); Reviews of test products for areas including psychology, education, and business from the first edition in 1938 through the lastest yearbook. Descriptive information such as test purpose, publisher, pricing as well as reviews are included.
Mergent Online - (Mergent); Access to both U.S. & international data for public, private, and global companies. Access to annual reports for U.S. & global companies. Includes executive biographies, competitor reports, fact sheets and much more.
Milwaukee Public Library databases - The Milwaukee Public Library provides access to a number of fantastic databases, all that's needed is an MPL library card. Check here for access to databases like 19th Century US Newspapers, Art Index Retrospective, DemographicsNow, Gale Business Insights: Global, Jewish Data, Learning Express Library, Literary Criticism Online, Morningstar Investment Research, and many more!
Music Online - (Alexander Street Press); Comprehensive online music resource which cross-searches Classical, Jazz, and World Music, as well as American Song and Smithsonian Global Sound.
New York Times Group Pass - Full access to NYTimes.com for Alverno patrons. First time users need to create a free account (this is different from your TOPCAT account). For help doing so, watch this video or contact a librarian. Your login will also work for the New York Times mobile apps. Check here to download the mobile app for your device.
NewspaperARCHIVE - (via BadgerLink); Historical newspaper database with millions of searchable newspaper pages, dating back to the 1700s. Search the online archive to view and print full-page newspapers from around the world in PDF format.
Newspaper Source Plus - (Ebsco via BadgerLink); Provides selected full text for U.S. national, international and U.S. regional newspapers. Contains full text television & radio news transcripts, video and podcasts. Wisconsin newspapers include The Janesville Gazette, La Crosse Tribune, The Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, The Appleton Post-Crescent, Wisconsin Law Journal, and The Wisconsin State Journal.
NLM Gateway - (National Library of Medicine); Enter one or more search terms. Results (not usually full text) from several different databases are presented in categories (such as journal article citations, books, consumer health information, meeting abstracts) rather than by database. A useful option is limiting your search to just one of these categories (such as journals).
NoodleBib - (NoodleTools); An online tool to help you collect citation information, keep track of your notes and sources, and generate an APA reference list for a research project.
NoveList - (Ebsco via BadgerLink); Provides access to full-text reviews of fiction titles and is searchable by subject, author, title or plot description. Features author read-alike suggestions, book discussion guides, and author biographies.
NoveList K-8 - (Ebsco via BadgerLink); Designed for elementary and middle school students, NoveList K-8 includes full-text reviews for fiction titles including picture books, children's "chapter" books, and young adult titles. Includes the capability to browse by age group and category.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context - (Gale); Online library of current event topics - facts and arguments, providing comprehensive information on today's social issues. Includes Information Plus' Statistics and government documents, as well as social issue selections from Gale and Macmillan Reference USA.
Oxford Dictionaries - (Oxford University Press); A comprehensive, authoritative online English dictionary and thesaurus with audio pronunciation, grammar and spelling help, and style and usage guides.
Oxford English Dictionary - (Oxford University Press); Widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words - past and present - from across the English-speaking world.
Oxford Music Online (formerly Grove's Dictionary of Music & Musicians) - (Oxford University Press); Biographies of composers, performers and writers of music. Links to digital sound. Articles on styles, instruments, printing and publishing, as well as regions, countries and cities. Includes world music, jazz, pop, ancient and church music. Note: Please click the "Log Out" button at the top right of the screen when you have finished using the Oxford Music Online's database.
Popular Music Library - (Alexander Street Press); a wide range of popular music from around the world, including
hundreds of thousands of tracks from major genres in pop music, including alternative,
country, Christian, electronic, hip-hop, metal, punk, new age, R&B, reggae, rock,
soundtracks, and many more. (Description from Alexander Street Press.) [Technical Requirements]
Pop Culture Universe - (ABC-CLIO); An authoritative digital library of information on American and world popular culture, past and present.
Primary Search - (Ebsco via BadgerLink); Provides full text for more than 60 popular, magazines for elementary school research. Full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text information dates as far back as 1990.
Professional Development Collection - (Ebsco via BadgerLink); Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of more than 550 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. Also contains more than 200 educational reports. Full text information dates as far back as 1965.
ProQuest National Newspapers - (ProQuest); Includes citations and full-text articles from national newspapers, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source - (ProQuest); Complete full text from 280+ leading nursing and related journals with most having full text from 1988 to the present. Some publications will have full image, text & graphics from either 1992 or 1996 to the present.
PsycARTICLES - (Ebsco); Online reading room with full text articles from Psychology journals indexed in PsycINFO.
PsycBOOKS - (Ebsco); This database contains access to over 600 books published from APA. It also includes 100 out-of-print books, 70+ classic books of historical impact in psychology and 1500 entries from the APA/Oxford University Press Encyclopedia of Pyschology.
PsycINFO - (Ebsco); Provides access to citations and fulltext articles from the professional Psychology literature as well as from other related disciplines.
Psychotherapy.net - A collection of counseling and therapy videos that are keyword searchable and offer a number of helpful features, such as clip making, interactive transcripts, downloadable instructor's manuals, and more.
PubMed Medline - (National Library of Medicine); Provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences and much more. [learn to use PubMed]
Regional Business News - (Ebsco via BadgerLink); Provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications and incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.
Sage Nursing & Public Health Collection - (Sage Publications); Contains full-text journals, book reviews, editorials, graphics and tables in Communication, Education, Health Sciences, Business, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Criminology, Urban Studies and more.
Science Direct College Edition - Health & Life Science Collection - (Elsevier); Includes over 850 full text journals in the areas of nursing, medicine, pharmacology and environmental and biological sciences. Note:The Alverno Library only provides access to articles and journals with a "green icon" next to the title. Any titles with a "white icon" are not available through this database. Contact an Alverno librarian if you have questions about how to find articles with a "white icon" (414) 382-6062.
Smithsonian Global Sound - (Alexander Street Press); Features more than 35,000 individual tracks of music, spoken word, natural & man-made sounds from recordings of Smithsonian Folkways Records. The database includes American folk traditions, blues, bluegrass, old-time country, calypso, American Indian & world traditions, jazz, classical, children's recordings, biographies, drama & poetry. [technical requirements]
TeachingBooks - (via BadgerLink); A portal to online resources for exploring children's and young adult books, both fiction and non-fiction, and their authors. Includes multimedia resources such as audio book readings and short videos about authors and illustrators.
Value Line Investment Survey - (Value Line); This database tracks approximately 1700 companies and their stocks, presenting historical data going back 15 years, projections for the next year and 3-5 years into the future, plus relevant statistical and analytical information in the form of 3 sections: Ratings & Reports, Summary Index, and Selection & Opinion.
Women and Social Movements in the United States (1600-2000) - (Alexander Street Press); Perspectives on women's social movements from colonial times to the present in the form of books, images, documents, essays, commentaries & bibliographies. Includes a Dictionary of Social Movements, Chronology of Women's History & Federation of Women's Clubs.
WorldCat - (OCLC); Catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide.