Databases at Crowder College

Catalogs

SWAN Catalog

Information:The catalog provides access to library materials at Crowder College Lee Library and shared materials from member libraries of the SouthWest Academic Network (SWAN) Cluster, a smaller cluster of libraries within the larger Missouri Bibliographic Users Information System (MOBIUS) consortium.

Access:

  1. SWAN library catalog access is located on links on the main webpage for Crowder College Lee Library.
  2. You may choose to search only Crowder College resources, or the entire SWAN catalog.
  3. Search functions include author, title, subject, keyword, or Dewey Decimal call numbers.
  4. A link on the SWAN catalog provides access to the MOBIUS catalog and all shared resources within the broader MOBIUS consortium.
  5. SWAN items may be requested by selecting the request button on the item page of the catalog.

MOBIUS Catalog

Information: The catalog provides access to all shared materials within the larger MOBIUS consortium.

Access:

  1. The MOBIUS catalog can be accessed through a link on the SWAN catalog.
  2. Search functions include author, title, subject, keyword, and Dewey Decimal call numbers.
  3. Items may be requested either from the request button on the results page, or the request button on the item page.

Periodical Research Databases

Databases by Subject

Agriculture Books Business
Careers Communications Education
Electronic Books and Videos Foreign Language General Article
History Legal Library Sciences
Music Newspapers Nursing and Health Sciences
Reference Science Social Work and Social Sciences

Agriculture

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Books

  • Swan Consortium Library Catalog
    Your catalog for searching materials at Crowder College and 10 SWAN consortium libraries. Find items, request resources, and access your library account.
  • Mobius Consortium Library Catalog
    Provides access to physical materials from 60 member libraries state-wide. Find items and request resources.
  • First Search (World Cat)
    Access to materials from worldwide member libraries.

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Business

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Careers

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Communications

  • Country Watch
    Provides access to over 190 country and non-sovereign nation profiles.
  • Current Biography Illustrated (Ebsco)
    Contains information printed in the monthly magazine, Current Biography, which includes over 25,000 obituaries and articles on celebrities, politicians, actors, sports figures, writers, and many others. There are also more than 19,500 images available.
  • Curriculum Essentials (ProQuest)
    Specifically for community colleges, this database provides access to full text articles and images from more than 1,400 publications on a variety of topics.
  • Opposing Viewpoints (Ebsco)
    Provides viewpoints, articles, and information on topics.

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Education

  • Child Development & Adolescent Studies (Ebsco)
    Contains book reviews and abstracts from hundreds of journals and bibliographies for a variety of publications.
  • Curriculum Essentials (Proquest)
    Specifically for community colleges, this database provides access to full text articles and images from more than 1,400 publications on a variety of topics.
  • ERIC (Ebsco)
    The Education Resource Information Center provides access to over 1.3 million records and over 323,000 full text documents published since 1966.
  • ERIC (OCLC)
    Journal articles and reports in education.
  • Kid Search (Ebsco)
    Child friendly research database.
  • Learning Express Library
    Access to training materials and practice testing for certifications.
  • Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (Ebsco)
    Access to library and information science scholarly works.
  • MAS Ultra (Ebsco)
    Contains full text to over 400 popular, high school magazines and 360 full text reference books, 85,670 biographies, over 107,000 primary sources, and an image collection.
  • Middle School Plus (Ebsco)
    Access to over 140 popular, middle school magazines.
  • Primary Search (Ebsco)
    Access to over 70 popular magazines for elementary school research.
  • Professional Development Collection (Ebsco)
    Designed for professional educators; provides access to highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality journals.
  • Searchasaurus (Ebsco)
    Child friendly research database.
  • Student Research Center (Ebsco)
    Periodical, newspaper, book, and primary source document access targeted to students.

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Electronic Books and Videos

  • Annenberg Streaming Media
    Access to an online collection of streaming video on demand.
  • eBook Collection (Ebsco)
    Access to electronic book collection subscribed to by Crowder College.
  • eBook (OCLC)
    Catalog of online electronic books available through libraries worldwide.
  • Book Collection Nonfiction: Elementary School Edition (Ebsco)
    Contains informative abstracts and searchable full text for more than 1,290 popular nonfiction books.
  • Book Collection Nonfiction: Middle School Edition (Ebsco)
    Contains informative abstracts and searchable full text for more than 3,100 popular nonfiction books.
  • Book Collection Nonfiction: High School Edition (Ebsco)
    Contains informative abstracts and searchable full text for more than 2,440 popular nonfiction books.
  • OAIster (OCLC)
    Catalog of digital resources.

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Foreign Language

  • Annenberg Streaming Media
    Access to an online collection of streaming video on demand.
  • ClasePeriodica (OCLC)
    Index of Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities.
  • Learning Express Library
    Access to training materials and practice testing for certifications.

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General Article Databases

  • Academic Search Complete (Ebsco)
    Access to comprehensive, multi-disciplinary full database with more than 8,500 full text periodicals.
  • Academic Search Elite (Ebsco)
    Contains full text documents for more than 2,100 journals in various discplines and subjects.
  • Academic Search Premier (Ebsco)
    Access to more than 4,600 journals.
  • Article First (OCLC)
    Index of 27,000,000+ articles from over 16,000 sources.
  • Associates Programs Source (Ebsco)
    Specifically to two year colleges, this database contains almost 1,000 full text periodicals and 11 full text books.
  • Curriculum Essentials (ProQuest)
    Specifically for community colleges, this database includes full text documents and images to over 1,400 journals on various disciplines.

  • Discovery Collection (Gale)
    Covers core curriculum areas; provides a premium selection of refernece, primary sources, creative works, and multimedia.

  • ECO (OCLC)
    Index of scholarly journals.

  • Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (Ebsco)
    Access to over 25,000 encyclopedia entries on a variety of subjects.

  • Grolier Online
    Access to a collection of encyclopedias.
  • MasterFILE Premier (Ebsco)
    Multidisciplinary database with almost 1,700 periodicals with full text information.
  • Opposing Viewpoints (Gale)
    Provides viewpoints and articles on topics across multiple subjects.
  • Papers First (OCLC)
    Index of papers presented at conferences worldwide.
  • Proceedings (OCLC)
    An index of worldwide conference proceedings.
  • WorldCat Dissertations (OCLC)
    A database for all dissertations and theses available in WorldCat.

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History

  • ClasePeriodica (OCLC)
    Index of Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities.
  • Country Watch
    Provides access to over 190 country and non-sovereign nation profiles.
  • Current Biography Illustrated (Ebsco)
    Access to the content of the printed monthly magazine, Current Biography.
  • Heritage Quest
    Provides genealogical sources that include US Federal Censuses, books, Revolutionary War records, and Freeman’s Bank Records.
  • Historical Newspapers The New York Times (1851 – ) (ProQuest)
    Full text access to New York Times articles since 1851. (Does not include stock quote charts)
  • Humanities International Complete (Ebsco)
    Provides full text to 100s of journals, books, and other publication sources from around the world.
  • Primary Search (Ebsco)
    Access to over 70 popular magazines for elementary school research.
  • Virtually Missouri (Missouri Digital Heritage)
    More than 6.8 million records can be accessed through Missouri Digital Heritage.

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Library Sciences

  • Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
    Access to journal articles in library sciences, as well as information technology.
  • Professional Development Collection (Ebsco)
    Designed for professional educators; provides access to highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality journals.

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Music

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Newspapers

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Nursing/Health Sciences

  • Consumer Health Complete (Ebsco)
    Comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content.
  • MEDLINE (Ebsco)
    Access to authoritative medical information from over 4,800 current biomedical journals.
  • Medline (OCLC)
    Abstracted articles from medical journals.
  • Medline Plus (National Institutes of Health & National Library of Medicine)
    Information abuot diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in a language you can understand.
  • Pubmed
  • SMART Imagebase (Scientific & Medical ART Imagebase) (Ebsco)
    A collection of 20,000+ high quality illustrations and animations.
  • Thomson Micromedex
    Drugs, toxicology, diseases, acute care, alternative medicine, and care plans for providers.

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Reference

  • Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (Ebsco)

    Access to over 25,000 encyclopedia entries on a variety of subjects.
  • Grolier Online
    Online access to an electronic reference materials collection.
  • Merriam-Webster Dictionary
    Webster’s online dictionary and thesaurus.
  • Science Reference Center (Ebsco)
    Comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content.
  • World Almanac (OCLC)
    Access to five encyclopedias.

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Social Work/Social Sciences

  • ClasePeriodica (OCLC)
    Index of Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities.
  • Country Watch
    Provides access to over 190 country and non-sovereign nation profiles.
  • Current Biography Illustrated (Ebsco)
    Access to the content of the printed monthly magazine, Current Biography.
  • Humanities International Complete (Ebsco)
    Provides full text to 100s of journals, books, and other publication sources from around the world.

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Databases Alphabetically By Company

A-D    E-F    G-L    M-Z

(Access to databases is obtained through links on the Crowder College Lee Library Website, found on the “Research Databases” page of that site.)

A-F

Annenberg Media Learning

This database provides streaming video on demand and other media for educational and instructional purposes.

CountryWatch

CountryWatch provides the most current and comprehensive source of socio-demographic, cultural, historical, economic, political, environmental and investment information, along with news, analysis, maps, data and statistics on all of the world’s 192 countries and many non-sovereign nations.

E-F

EasyBib

EasyBib is an automatic bibliography composer. When you have sources you need to cite properly for your research paper, EasyBib will help you format your sources quickly and accurately. EasyBib also includes Notebook, a tool that lets students organize notes, build outlines, and link their ideas, evidence, and sources together. EasyBib Research provides an ability to access information resources including websites, newspapers, online databases, magazines, journals, and blogs.

EBSCO Host

Academic Search Complete

Academic Search Complete is the world’s most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. Searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,400 journals.

Academic Search Premier

This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.

Academic Search Elite

Academic institutions worldwide depend on this database as their core resource of scholarly information. Academic Search Elite contains full text for more than 2,100 journals, Nearly 150 journals have PDF images dating back to 1985.

America: History & Life

America: History and Life is the definitive index of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. With indexing for 1,700 journals from as far back as 1910, this database is without question the most important bibliographic reference tool for students and scholars of U.S. and Canadian history.

Associates Programs Source

Associates Programs Source contains nearly 1,000 full-text journals as well as 11 full-text books. This database is designed specifically for the research needs of two-year colleges, and provides comprehensive coverage of the most relevant associates program level content.

Book Collection Nonfiction: Elementary School Edition

Book Collection Nonfiction: Elementary School Edition is a rich research database for school and public libraries. It contains informative abstracts and searchable full text for more than 1,290 popular nonfiction books. The database includes high interest titles on animals, weather, holidays, Native Americans, United States, Canada, biographies, civics and more.

Book Collection Nonfiction: High School Edition

Book Collection Nonfiction: High School Edition is a rich research database for school and public libraries. It contains informative abstracts and searchable full text for more than 2,440 popular nonfiction books. The database includes high interest titles on careers, health, ethnicity, disabilities, technology, biographies, music, science, history, civics and more.

Book Collection Nonfiction: Middle School Edition

Book Collection Nonfiction: Middle School Edition is a rich research database for school and public libraries. It contains informative abstracts and searchable full text for more than 3,100 popular nonfiction books. The database includes high interest titles on careers, health, ethnicity, disabilities, technology, biographies, history, science, women, civics and more.

Business Source Premier

Business Source Premier is the industry’s most used business research database, providing full text for more than 2,300 journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed titles. This database provides full text back to 1886, and searchable cited references back to 1998. Business Source Premier is superior to the competition in full text coverage in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. This database is updated daily on EBSCOhost.

Child Development & Adolescent Studies

Child Development & Adolescent Studies, produced by NISC, is today’s source for references to the current and historical literature related to growth and development of children through the age of 21. Book reviews and abstracts from hundreds of journals and a bibliography of thousands of technical reports, books, book chapters, theses and dissertations covering biomedical and social sciences worldwide are indexed. More than 342,000 records are included with over 10,000 new records added each year.

Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete is a comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support patients’ information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. Consumer Health Complete provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. In addition, Consumer Health Complete includes the Clinical Reference System and the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which provides access to up-to-date, concise and clinically relevant drug monographs. The database is updated on a weekly basis.

Current Biography Illustrated (H.W. Wilson)

Current Biography Illustrated, produced by the H.W. Wilson Company, offers the content of the printed monthly magazine, Current Biography, in searchable, electronic format. This database provides more than 25,000 articles and obituaries on celebrities, politicians, actors, sports figures, writers, and many others. In addition, Current Biography Illustrated features more than 19,500 images.

eBook Collection

Search, view, and check out full text eBooks.

Environment Complete

Environment Complete contains more than 2.4 million records from more than 2,200 domestic and international titles going back to 1888 (including over 1,350 active core titles) as well as more than 190 monographs. The database also contains full text for more than 920 journals.

ERIC

ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, contains more than 1.3 million records and links to more than 323,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

Historical Abstracts

Historical Abstracts is an exceptional resource that covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present, including world history, military history, women’s history, history of education, and more – essential for libraries supporting upper-division and graduate research. This authoritative database provides indexing of more than 2,300 academic historical journals in over 40 languages back to 1955. History and social science researchers have used Historical Abstracts to discover significant and groundbreaking work for more than 50 years.

Humanities International Complete

This database provides full text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world. Produced by Whitston Publishing (an imprint of EBSCO Publishing), this database includes all data from Humanities International Index (more than 2,300 journals and more than 2.9 million records) plus unique full text content, much of which is not found in other databases. The database includes full text for more than 1,200 journals.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s.

MAS Ultra – School Edition

Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for nearly 500 popular, high school magazines. MAS Ultra – School Edition also provides more than 360 full text reference books, 85,670 biographies, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and expanded full text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.

MasterFILE Premier

Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with full-text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.

MEDLINE

MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals.

Middle Search Plus

Middle Search Plus provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Middle Search Plus also contains 84,774 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and a School Image Collection of photos, maps and flags.

Newspaper Source

Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 (U.S.) & international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for 389 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are also provided.

Primary Search

Primary Search provides full text for more than 70 popular, magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990.

Professional Development Collection

Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports. Professional Development Collection is the most comprehensive collection of full text education journals in the world.

Regional Business News

This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. Click here for a complete title list. Click here for more info.

Science Reference Center

Science Reference Center is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content. This database contains full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.

SMART Imagebase (Scientific & Medical ART Imagebase)

A collection of 20,000+ high quality illustrations and animations depicting anatomy, physiology, surgery, diseases, conditions, trauma, embryology, histology, and other health science topics.

G-L

Gale Cengage Learning

Business and Company ASAP

Providing researchers with information on companies, markets and industries. From market trends, mergers and acquisitions to current management theory and company overviews. Access business and trade journals, newspapers and company directory profiles with full text and images.

Business and Company Resource Center

Business and Company Resource Center is a fully integrated resource bringing together company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals. Search this database to find detailed company and industry news and information.

Discovery Collection

Discovering Collection offers easy access to award-winning content based on national curriculum standards. Covering the core curriculum areas, including history, literature, science, social studies, and more, DC provides a premium selection of reference, primary sources, creative works, and multimedia, including hours of video and audio clips. New to the database are popular topic pick lists and an integrated national and state curriculum standards search with content correlated to the standards.

GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources

The Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources focuses on the physical, social, and economic aspects of environmental issues. Topic, organization, and country portals form research centers around issues covering energy systems, health care, agriculture, climate change, population, and economic development. Portals include authoritative analysis, academic journals, news, case studies, legislation, conference proceedings, primary source documents, statistics, and rich multimedia. Use Browse Issues and Topics, World Map, Basic Search or Advanced Search to explore the database.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today’s hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, the new solution features continuously updated viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

Grolier Online

(A Collection of Encyclopedias)

Amazing Animals of the World

America the Beautiful

Encyclopedia Americana

Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia

Lands and Peoples

The New Book of Knowledge

The New Book of Popular Science

La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre

Heritage Quest

Provides genealogical sources that include US Federal Censuses, books, Revolutionary War records, and Freeman’s Bank Records.

Learning Express Library

Access to practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information for skills associated with work, education, and life.

Resources include, but are not limited to:

Practice tests for:

  • GED
  • ACT
  • Nursing
  • Vet-Tech
  • Pharmacy
  • EMT-Firefighters
  • languages
  • citizenship
  • Job and Career Accelerator
  • workplace skills for resumes, interviews, job search, and much more….

LexisNexis

Provides full text articles from academic journals, federal and state cases and statutes, newspapers, and other law-based sources.

M-Z

Medline Plus

The National Institutes of Health’s Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

Merriam-Webster

This is Webster’s online dictionary and thesaurus, which includes word games, and word of the day.

OCLC First Search

Article First

An index of articles from 16,000+ sources. 27,000,000+ articles represented.

ClasePeriodica

Index of Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities

Ebooks

Catalog of online electronic books available through libraries worldwide

ERIC

Journal articles and reports in education

ECO

Index to scholarly journals.

GPO

U.S. government publications

MEDLINE

Abstracted articles from medical journals.

OAIster

Union catalog of digital resources

Papers First

Index of papers presented at conferences worldwide

Proceedings

An index of worldwide conference proceedings

WorldAlmanac

Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia and four almanacs

WorldCat

The place to find out what books have been published. It is OCLC’s cataloging records of over one billion books, which are located in hundreds of libraries. Books can be searched by author, title, or subject. Most of these books can be obtained through Interlibrary Loan. Interlibrary Loan request forms are available at the desk in the Lee Library.

WorldCatDissertations

A database of all dissertations and theses available in WorldCat.

ProQuest

Curriculum Essentials

Especially created for community colleges, this full text and image database of over 1,400 journals covers hundreds of topics relating to all major fields of study taught at community colleges, including business, general reference, medical, education, and more.

Historical New York Times

The New York Times (1851-2009) offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue. more info…

Newspapers (Current)

Includes:

  • New York Times; Late Edition (East Coast), Full Text: 1980 – current
  • New York Times Book Review; New York, Full Text: 1997 – current
  • New York Times Magazine; New York, Full Text: 1997 – current

ReferenceUSA

Create contact lists for businesses and consumer contact information.

Virtually in Missouri

More than 6.8 million records can be accessed through Missouri Digital Heritage, including the collections of the Missouri State Archives, the Missouri State Library and more than 50 institutions from across the state.