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Online Databases for Research

Mercer County Community College libraries offer a wide selection of journal and research databases for your term papers, reports or essay topics. In many cases, it is possible to obtain entire articles which can be printed or e-mailed. If you have questions, please ask for reference assistance. If you are not in the library, please call 609-586-4800 ext. 3560.

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Architecture, Art, and Music
Art Full Text This database covers a broad range of related subjects from fine, decorative and commercial art, to various areas of architecture and architectural design. With full text magazines, scholarly journals, and trade publications in a wide range of languages Art Source provides excellent coverage for a variety of artistic fields.
ARTstor is digital library that offers coherent collections of art images and descriptive information as well as the software tools to enable active use of the collections. The ARTstor Library's initial content includes approximately 500,000 images covering art, architecture and archeology.
Berg Fashion Library The Berg Fashion Library is a unique online portal which offers fully cross-searchable access to an expanding range of Berg content collections – including the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion online, e-books, reference works, images, and much more.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Online Collection Access to nearly 400,000 high quality images from the public domain collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Please note these images are for non-commercial, educational use only.
Oxford Art Online
Oxford Art Online includes the vast content of Grove Art Online as well as the contest of the Oxford Companion to Western Art, the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms and Oxford's Encyclopedia of Aesthetics. Users have access to the more than 23,000 subject entries, 21,000 biographies, 500,000 bibliographic citations, 40,000 image links and 5,000 images contained within Grove Art Online and over 5,000 entries from the Oxford Companion to Western Art, the Concise Dictionary of Art Terms, and Oxford's Encyclopedia of Aesthetics. Thematic timelines and learning resources also provide users with powerful tools for navigating the content, and context-sensitive help pages are available throughout the site to guide users through the features and functionality.
Oxford Music Online
Oxford Music Online is the gateway offering users the ability to access and cross-search multiple music reference resources in one location. With Grove Music Online as its cornerstone, Oxford Music Online also contains the Oxford Companion to Music, which offers more than 8,000 articles on composers, performers, conductors, instruments and notation, forms and genres, and individual works; and the Oxford Dictionary of Music, which supplements Grove's more extensive articles. Also included is the comprehensive reference work the Encyclopedia of Popular Music which is devoted to popular music such as jazz, rock, pop and artists from 1900 to the present.
Smithsonian Freer & Sackler Galleries Provides open access to the Smithsonian Freer and Sackler Galleries and Freer Study Collection of 40,000 high resolution images of art from the Neolithic period to present day. Including in the collection are 1,806 American art objects, 1,176 ancient Egyptian objects, 2,076 ancient Near Eastern objects, 10,424 Chinese objects, 2,683 Islamic objects, 1,213 South and Southeast Asian objects, and smaller groupings of Korean, Armenian, Byzantine, Greek and Roman works.
Vogue Archive A complete searchable archive of American Vogue, from the first issue in 1892 to the current month, reproduced in high-resolution color page images. Every page, advertisement, cover and fold-out has been included, with indexing enabling searching to find images by garment type, designer and brand names.
ABI/Inform Dateline (Proquest)
Search local and regional business news coverage of large corporations, privately held companies, local start-ups, executive profiles, marketing, finance, and industry news
ABI/Inform Global (Proquest)
Contains content from thousands of business related journals that help researchers track business conditions, trends, management techniques, corporate strategies, and industry specific topics
ABI/Inform Trade & Industry (Proquest)
Search more than 750 business periodicals and newsletters with a trade or industry focus
Academic Universe: Business (Lexis Nexis)
Lexis-Nexis Business provides company profiles and information for thousands of publicly traded and privately owned companies throughout the world.
Banking Information Source (Proquest)
Search essential banking industry publications providing information about the financial services industry, banking, and industry trends.
Business Source Elite Business Source Elite provides full-text coverage of scholarly business, management and economics journals. The collection covers topics such as accounting, banking, finance, international business, marketing, and sales. Business Source Elite offers full text for nearly 1,000 business publications and contains expanded PDF backfiles for more than 150 titles. More than 10,100 substantial company profiles from MarketLine are also included.
Computer Source This database provides the latest information and current trends in high technology. The database offers full text for nearly 300 publications on topics such as: computers, electronics, the internet, telecommunications, computer science, programming, artificial intelligence, cybernetics, information systems, robotics, and software.
Hoover's Company Capsules & Profiles (Proquest)
Find brief information on 15,000 companies such as information on a company's location, summary financials, top competitors, top officers, and more. Use the title or company field to search company names.
Regional Business News (Ebscohost)
Regional Business News incorporates 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. Included in this database are Arizona Business, Business North Carolina, Crain's New York Business (and other Crain Communications editions), Des Moines Business Record, Enterprise Salt Lake City, Fort Worth Business Press, Orange County Business Journal, Westchester County Business Journal, etc.
ERIC-Educational Resource Information Center (Ebsco Host)
Contains more than 2,200 digests along with references for additional information and citations and abstracts from over 980 educational and education-related journals
Proquest Education Journals
Offering complete information on hundreds of educational topics, this database covers almost 400 leading journals in the field. Nearly all of them offer articles in the three most popular formats.
Teacher Reference Center Teacher Reference Center provides full text access for nearly 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators. Topics include Assessment, Best Practices, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, School Administration, Science & Mathematics, and Teacher Education
Funeral Services
Champion Expanding Encyclopedia of Mortuary Practices The Champion Encyclopedia is dedicated to embalming/funeral service profession and related professions in an effort to educate, inform and advance the knowledge and expertise of practitioners in the profession. These updates supplement Mercer County's printed edition.
Morgue: Mortuary Journals Databases Kansas City Kansas Community College's premier author subject index to English language journals within the field of Mortuary Science. If you require articles from this database please fill out an inter library loan form located here
Academic Search Premier (Ebsco Host)
Provides full text for nearly 4,000 scholarly publications, including full text for more than 3,100 peer-reviewed journals. Coverage spans virtually every area of academic study and offers information dating as far back as 1975.
Ebsco Host - (all databases) Use the link to the left to search multiple databases available from Ebsco Host
JSTOR JSTOR's Arts & Sciences I Collection includes the complete back runs of 119 titles in fifteen disciplines. Established in 1997, it is JSTOR's first collection and includes many of the core research and society published journals in economics, history, political science, and sociology, as well as in other key fields in the humanities and social sciences. This collection also includes a selection of titles in the more science-oriented fields of ecology, mathematics, and statistics.
ProQuest Central
ProQuest Central provides access to over 9,700 full text titles. Access is provided to numerous scholarly journals, newspaper and other periodical resources. The database covers virtually all areas of academic scholarship and includes industry reports, company profiles and dissertations.
Health Sciences
CINAHL – Complete Provides indexing and abstracting with some full-text articles for over 1,300 current nursing and allied health journals and publications dating back to 1937, totaling over 3.7 million records. This is an authoritative resource for nursing and allied health professionals, students, educators and researchers.
Journal of Psychosocial Nursing The Journal of Psychosocial Nursing provides the most up-to-date, practical information available for today's psychosocial nurse including short contributions about psychopharmacology, case studies with treatment how-tos, mental health care of older adults, and child/adolescent disorders and issues.
Nursing and Allied Health Source Find complete, full-text information from leading nursing, allied health, and related publications. Designed to meet the needs of researchers at health-care facilities as well as students enrolled in nursing and allied health programs at academic institutions.
Proquest Health Management ProQuest Health Management is designed to meet the needs of researchers studying the field of health administration. This high-demand healthcare management content provides the most reliable and relevant information on a wide range of topics, including: Hospitals, Insurance, Law, Statistics, Business management, Personnel management, Ethics, Health economics, and Public health administration. This database has coverage for more than 580 key journals.
ProQuest Health and Medical Complete The databases over 1,270 full text journals. These journals cover all major clinical and healthcare disciplines, including medical sciences, immunology, pharmacy and pharmacology, nursing, physical fitness and hygiene, surgery, and others.
Salem Health Salem Health provides access to a wide range of reference resources and guides for a variety of health and medical information.
Culinary Arts The Culinary Arts collection includes major cooking and nutrition magazines, culinary journals and several Delmar Reference titles. Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.
Food Science Source This collection offers full-text coverage of information relevant to many areas that are integral to the food industry. This database offers full-text coverage for more than 1,400 publications, including journals, monographs, magazines, and trade publications, all directly dealing with food industry-related issues such as: nutrition, food science, packaging, beverages, and food safety. More than 1,000 key food industry and market reports are available.
Hospitality & Tourism Complete The database provides access nearly 560 publications, including periodicals, company & country reports, and books from the hospitality and tourism industry. Sources are both domestic and international in range and scope, with material collected from countries and regions such as Canada, Australia, Europe and Asia.
Biography Reference Center
Offers more than 25,000 articles and obituaries and more than 19,500 images from more than 100 volumes of the biographical reference material.
Facts on File Online Includes six separate databases: Curriculum Resource, Science, History, Multicultural, Geography, Career Guidance and a collection of frequently used Business Forms
Internet History Sourcebooks Project The Internet History Sourcebooks Project, developed by Fordham University, provides access to primary documents, public domain and copy-permitted historical texts. There are three main sourcebooks on Ancient, Medieval and Modern history topics.
Literary Reference Center Literary Reference Center (LRC) is a comprehensive literary reference database, which provides users with a broad spectrum of reference information from antiquity to the present day. LRC is a comprehensive database that combines information from over 1,000 books and monographs, major literary encyclopedias and reference works, hundreds of literary journals, and unique sources not available anywhere else.
Literature Resource Center
Literature Criticism Online provides access to the most recent literary criticism from the Contemporary Literary Criticism (CLC vols. 273 - current), Drama Criticism (DC vols. 35 - current), Poetry Criticism (PC vols. 97 - current) and Short Story Criticism (SSC vols. 126 - current) series. It also includes ALL content from the Dictionary of Literary Biography, Literature Resource Center, Contemporary Authors, and Lit Finder.
Perseus Digital Library The Perseus Digital Library, developed by Tufts University, contains primary source collections on the history, literature and culture for the Greco-Roman world.
Points of View Reference Center Points of View is designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects. Students can use Points of View as a guide to debate, developing arguments, writing position papers, and for development of critical thinking skills. Each Points of View Essay includes a series of questions and additional material to generate further thought. Also included are thousands of supporting articles from the world’s top political and societal publications.
Salem Literature Salem Literature is a robust online database that includes the complete content of printed reference sets. Literature genres covered include drama, long fiction, poetry and short fiction. Also included are chronologies of authors' works and author biographies.
Salem History Salem History provides access to a wide range of historical reference materials. Including in the database are the titles: Milestone Documents, The Decades, Great Lives from History, and Great Events from History.
Academic Universe: Legal (Lexis Nexis)
Provides U.S. Federal and state case law, codes, regulations, legal news, law reviews, and international legal information, Shepard's Citations for all U.S. Supreme Court cases back to 1789
Criminal Justice Periodical Index (Proquest) Articles, many available in full text, from major criminal justice journals from 1981 to present
National Criminal Justice Reference Service NCJRS is a federally funded resource offering extensive reference and referral services to help find reference materials about crime and justice-related research, policy, and practice.
New Jersey State Police: Crime Reports & Statistics Statistics and reports produced by the New Jersey State police on violent crime, gang activity, domestic and racial violence incidents, and fatal automotive accidents. Updated every 6 months
N.J. Supreme Court Opinions: Listed on this page are opinions issued by the New Jersey Supreme Court and Appellate Division, Superior Court. These opinions will be made available for 10 business days, after 10 business days you may access the opinions through Rutgers Newark Law School.
Rutgers Law N.J. Courts Opinions: A full-text archive of the Opinions of the New Jersey Courts, including the Supreme Court, from March, 1994 to date, the Superior Court Appellate Division and the Tax Court from September, 1995 to date.
Salem Forensic Science Salem Forensic Science contains articles on every aspect of forensics, from specific techniques of Bite-mark analysis to the general science of Forensic anthropology. Crime scene investigation is covered exhaustively in the descriptions in Forensic Science of each element, method, and discipline employed by investigators. The set also includes extensive treatment of the presentation of forensic evidence in courtroom, discussing the role of expert witnesses, legal principles such as Mens rea, and significant Supreme Court cases such as Miranda v. Arizona that shape the admissibility and meaning of evidence at trial.
WestlawNext WestlawNext provides access to primary law, case law, annotated codes and regulations all of which are available at the federal or state levels. Additional research materials include legal encyclopedias and law journals.
Academic Universe: News (Lexis Nexis)
Provides National and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news, and non-English language sources
AP Images AP Images collaborates with content and global image partners, offering immediate access to more than 6 million entertainment, sports, news and lifestyle photographs.
Ethnic Newswatch (Proquest)
Designed to provide the "other side of the story," this bilingual (English and Spanish) database offers full text database of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press
GenderWatch GenderWatch is a database of unique and diverse publications that focus on how gender impacts a broad spectrum of subject areas. It provides a repository of important historical perspectives on the evolution of the women's movement, men's studies, the transgendered community and the changes in gender roles over the years. Publications include scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, regional publications, books and NGO, government and special reports.
Global Issues in Context Global Issues in Context supports research in virtually every corner of the library and in a wide variety of subject areas, including sociology, current events, civics, politics, science, economics, cultural/religious studies, women’s studies, human rights, English composition and many more.
Issues and Controversies Provides background information and objective analysis of opposing points of view of today's most hotly debated issues
MAS Ultra (Ebsco Host) Provides full text for nearly 550 popular general interest and current events publications with information dating back as far as 1975 for key magazines.
New York Times - Historical (Proquest)
View the New York Times dating back to its very first issue in 1851 through 2005
Newspaper Source Plus Newspaper Source Plus includes more than 700 full-text newspapers, providing more than 31 million full-text articles. is a non-profit website dedicated to researching important political, social and moral issues. Each of the available subjects contains an overview of the issues, a Pro/Con style debate and a glossary for that specific subject. The mission statement: Promoting education, critical thinking, and informed citizenship by presenting controversial issues in a straightforward, nonpartisan primarily pro-con format.
ProQuest Newspapers The 300+ titles in ProQuest Newspapers offer researchers thorough coverage of local, national, and international events with journalistic balance and perspective.
Wall Street Journal (Proquest)
The financial newspaper of record offering in-depth coverage from 1984 of national and international finance
World News Digest Facts On File World News Digest and World News Archive, updated weekly, distill key news information in the form of news summaries from the U.S. and around the world dating back to 1940s
ABC-CLIO Electronic Books ABC-CLIO electronic books offer a range of reference titles on subject such as science, politics, and literature.
Encyclopedia Britannica Complete Encyclopedia Britannica online
Ferguson's Career Guidance Center Provides profiles of nearly 3,400 jobs and 94 industries, invaluable advice on career skills, thousands of resource entries, and real-time job listings.
Gale Virtual Reference Library Virtual reference books and encyclopedias on popular culture, history, and medicine.
Oxford English Dictionary
Complete text of the Oxford English Dictionary
Oxford Reference Online
Oxford Reference Online brings together over 100 language and subject reference works into a single cross-searchable resource. Oxford Reference Online contains dictionaries, language reference, and subject reference works. A listing of all subject encyclopedias found in Oxford Reference Online can be found here
Reference USA
ReferenceUSA is an Internet-based reference service from the Library Division of infoUSA. The site was designed for use as a reference tool in libraries and is continually enhanced based upon suggestions from librarians and library patrons. The ReferenceUSA database contains, in module format, detailed information on more than 12 million U.S. businesses; 102 million U.S. residents; 683,000 U.S. health care providers; 1 million Canadian businesses; and 11 million Canadian residents.
Social Explorer Social Explorer is an online research tool designed to provide quick and easy access to current and historical census data and demographic information. The easy-to-use web interface lets users create maps and reports to better illustrate, analyze and understand demography and social change.
VAST: Academic Video Online VAST brings content from the BBC, PBS, Arthaus, CBS, Kino International, Documentary Educational Resources, California Newsreel, Opus Arte, The Cinema Guild, Pennebaker Hegedus Films,, and hundreds of other partners. Newsreels, award-winning documentaries, field recording, interviews, lectures, training videos, and exclusive primary footage come together in a vast and powerful collection.
Engineering Design Graphics Journal The Engineering Design Graphics Journal serves as the official journal of the American Society for Engineering Education, Engineering Design Graphics Division and provides a professional publication for educators and industry personnel associated with activities in engineering, technology, descriptive geometry, CAD, and any research related to visualization and design.
GreenFILE GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.
Greenr Greener is interactive and current database, allowing users to navigate issue, organization and country portals. It's a one-stop site dedicated to studying sustainability and the environment.
ProQuest Biology Journals ProQuest Biology Journals provide access to a wide range of biology topics, including: biological chemistry, biophysics, botany, microbiology and many more. The database includes over 370 titles, with more than 325 available in full text.
ProQuest Science Journals Search full text and images for the leading periodicals in science and technology. Subject coverage includes computers, engineering, physics, telecommunications, and transportation.
Wiley Online Library Wiley Online Library hosts a multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities. It delivers seamless integrated access to over 4 million articles from 1500 journals, over 13,000 online books, and hundreds of reference works, laboratory protocols and databases. Please note that only resources with an unlocked lock or free icon are available for MCCC users. A full list of available journal can be found here (link to Excel sheet attached).
Social Sciences
JSTOR JSTOR's Arts & Sciences I Collection includes the complete back runs of 119 titles in fifteen disciplines. Established in 1997, it is JSTOR's first collection and includes many of the core research and society published journals in economics, history, political science, and sociology, as well as in other key fields in the humanities and social sciences. This collection also includes a selection of titles in the more science-oriented fields of ecology, mathematics, and statistics.
Proquest Psychology Journals ProQuest Psychology Journals provides abstracts and indexing for more than 620 titles, with over 520 titles available in full text. Users get access to charts, diagrams, graphs, tables, photos, and other graphical elements essential to psychological research. ProQuest Psychology Journals encompasses a wide range of topics from leading psychology and psychosomatic publications. In addition to clinical and social psychology, it also provides coverage of related disciplines including genetics, psychology of business and economics, communication, criminology, addiction, neurology, social welfare, and more.
Proquest Social Science Journals
Search full-text periodicals covering the social sciences.
PsycArticles (Ebsco Host)
Provides full text articles on current issues in psychology spanning from 1987 to the present. All journals included in this database are indexed in PsycINFO.

 VALE, the NJ Virtual Academic Library Environment, is a state-funded
academic library consortium providing access to select electronic databases.

 JerseyClicks is New Jersey's statewide portal for searching the statewide full-text databases offered by the New Jersey State Library, the New Jersey Library Network, and funds from the Library Services and Technology Act.

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