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  • Multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. Includes indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc.

  • Contains full-text articles from more than 4,600 magazine and journal titles. Includes peer-reviewed journals.

  • Contains bibliographic records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library. Coverage dates back to 1970 and includes more than 4.8 million citations. The citations are comprised of journal articles, monographs, theses, patents, software, audiovisual materials, and technical reports related to agriculture.

  • Focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. Includes full text articles for more than 180 journals and reports. This database features indexing and abstracts going back as far as 1984, and full text going back as far as 1990.

  • Includes indexing and abstracts for nearly 800 core English-language, scientific and technical publications back to 1983. Full text of articles is available from more than 220 periodicals dating back to 1997. Content includes coverage of a wide variety of applied science specialties—acoustics to aeronautics, neural networks to nuclear and civil engineering, computers and informatics and much more.

  • Coverage of research and development within the applied sciences and computing disciplines. This resource offers full text for almost 1,200 journals, and citations to millions of articles.  

  • Providing over 600 full-text journals, more than 220 full-text books, and a collection of over 63,000 images.

  • Find full-text articles from more than 300 periodicals dating back to 1995; indexing and abstracting of over 600 periodicals dating as far back as 1984. Indexing of almost 200,000 art reproductions provides examples of styles and art movements, including works by emerging artists.

  • Contains nearly 1,000 full-text journals as well as 11 full-text books. Designed specifically for the research needs of two-year colleges, providing comprehensive coverage of the most relevant associate program level content.

  • Authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls.

  • Index to a wide range of biographical material. Indexes articles, books, and autobiographies for biographical subjects from antiquity to the present. 

  • Containing many of the top-ranked biographical reference collections and magazines, this database offers a comprehensive collection of full-text biographies and unique narrative biographies. More than 430,000 full-text biographies.

  • An index of leading publications in agriculture, biology, forestry, and ecology. 

  • Reviews of current English-language fiction and nonfiction books. 

  • Leading English-language business periodicals.

  • Using stringent criteria, only the top 1% of the more than 6,000 business books published each year in the United States is selected for inclusion in the database. Summaries and reviews are provided for more than 700 of the top business books from the last 20 years.

  • This business research database features the full text for more than 2,100 journals. Additional full text, non-journal content includes market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT analyses.

  • CAMIO is a growing online collection documenting works of art from around the world, representing collections of prominent museums.

  • Over 730 Caribbean focused scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, reports and reference books. Updated weekly.

  • Provides full text (including PDF) coverage for scholarly journals published in central and eastern European countries.

  • The No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. Students researching education topics will find this database useful. For off campus access, students and staff need to create an account on the Chronicle's web site.

  • Provides full text for more than 610 nursing and allied health journals. Full-text coverage dates back to 1981.

  • Offers abstracts and indexing for 1,000 core titles and 670 full-text journals from publications pertaining to communication, linguistics, rhetoric and discourse, speech, language pathology, media studies and other fields relevant to the discipline. Coverage dates back to 1900.

  • Supports the information needs of patients and fosters an overall understanding of health-related topics. Covers key areas of health and wellness, from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary and holistic medicine. More than 500 full-text journals and magazines.

  • Offers detailed answers to the 200 most-commonly-asked health questions. Supporting the needs of patrons and patients, these answers are provided in evidence-based reports that feature graphics, illustrations, easy-to-read text and links to additional information.

  • Presents articles on health, public safety, marketplace economics and the judicial & regulatory actions that affect consumers. Includes product reviews.

  • Covers social and political issues. Each single-topic, 13,000 word report, is an original work, researched and reported by a seasoned journalist and professionally fact-checked. Reports cover topics in public policy, law and civil liberties, international affairs, economics, health, education, the environment, and technology. Each issue includes a pro-con feature.

  • Over 3,000,000 full-text entries in 600 reference books from 80+ publishers. 

  • Subjects covered include: criminology; criminal justice; criminal law and procedure; corrections and prisons; police and policing; criminal investigation; forensic sciences and investigation; history of crime; substance abuse and addiction; probation and parole

  • Robust and highly-detailed demographic data. Ideal for gaining consumer and market insight as you consider opening a business, finding an untapped audience for your products, analyzing the shifts and needs of a given population, and more. Reporting capability allows you to rapidly produce a variety of compiled reports to help you make informed and accurate decisions.

  • Contains a large selection of multidisciplinary eBook titles representing a broad range of academic subject matter.

  • This eBook collection will assist students and scholars with various business research, special project and entrepreneurial needs, and help students understand general business concepts.

  • Formerly netLibrary - Search over 26,000 full-text electronic books. 

  • For High School students across all academic subjects.

  • Designed for K-8 students across all academic subjects.

  • Designed specifically for public libraries. Featuring fiction and nonfiction titles for adults and juveniles.

  • Complete listing of EbscoHost databases subscribed to by the William Hessel Library. 

  • Provides full text of articles from over 350 journals as far back as 1996, in addition to indexing of more than 770 periodicals dating back to 1983. Content includes in-depth coverage of special education and more than 100,000 controlled and cross-referenced names of educational tests.

  • Designed to meet the needs of education students, professionals and policy makers. The collection provides indexing and abstracts for more than 2,850 academic periodicals; and includes full text for more than 1,800 journals.

  • An OCLC collection of scholarly journals. 

  • Designed for energy industry professionals and researchers of all types, this comprehensive full-text database supports the informational needs of the energy and power industries at all levels. Coverage focuses on petroleum, natural gas, electric power, coal, nuclear power, renewable energy, and others. 

  • Full text for more than 125 key periodicals, 135 reference books, case studies, thousands of company profiles and over 600 videos with transcripts and related articles from the Harvard Faculty Series and Vator.TV.

  • 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, the Educational Resource Information Center, contains more than 2,200 digests along with references for additional information and citations and abstracts from over 1,000 educational and education-related journals. 

  • Find contents in collected works focusing on humanities and social sciences. Cites essays and articles contained in collections of essays and other works published in the United States, Great Britain and Canada. 

  • Portal to all Facts on Files databases.

  • Provides detailed profiles of more than 3,300 jobs and 94 industries, invaluable advice on career skills, more than 48,000 resource entries, and more.

  • Find streaming films relating to political science, art, architecture, and family & consumer science, including culinary arts and early childhood. Additional subjects include the science collection: biology, earth science, engineering, environmental science, geography, math, and physical science.  The films (complete or segments) are available for classroom or individual viewing; and can be integrated into Canvas.

  • Complete listing of all FirstSearch databases. 

  • Search over 600 reference and specialized sources on multiple subjects. 

  • Provides full text from more than 100 periodicals dating as far back as 1995, in addition to indexing and abstracts for nearly 300 periodicals dating back to 1984. Subject coverage includes astronomy, biology, botany, chemistry, conservation, health & medicine, oceanography, physics, zoology and much more.

  • This online resource offers international perspectives on current events and global issues. Updated continuously, it offers 200 country pages, 250 issue pages, content from over 400 international full-text English-language journals and newspapers.

  • Limits results to scholarly literature. Book title searches may link you to holdings in the Hessel Library. Includes citations to peer reviewed documents.

  • Covers all types of U.S. government documents from the Government Printing Office, including Congressional reports, hearings, debates, and records; judiciary materials; and documents issued by executive department. 

  • 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.

  • This resource provides access to over 80 full-text consumer health magazines. It also includes searchable full text for current health-related pamphlets and nearly 130 health reference books, including books published by the People's Medical Society. Additionally, Health Source: Consumer Edition contains more than 9,900 Clinical Reference Systems reports (in English and Spanish) and Merriam-Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary.

  • This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition also features abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 journals.

  • Full text Herald-Palladium articles. Current issues plus articles from the past 10 years. Note that these are the locally written HP articles, not newswire articles from national news sources.

  • Full text from more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals, nearly 57,000 historical documents, more than 78,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 113,000 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.

  • Full text for more than 500 magazines and books, as well as access to 333 videos and 144 hobby reports.

  • Full text database designed for use in public and school libraries. 

  • This collection contains more than 828,000 records, with coverage dating as far back as 1965. There is full text for more than 490 publications, including periodicals, company & country reports, and books.

  • Full text of articles from over 300 periodicals dating back to 1995, and high-quality indexing for almost 700 journals—of which 470 are peer-reviewed—dating as far back as 1984. The database provides coverage of feature articles, interviews, bibliographies, obituaries, and original works of fiction, drama, poetry and book reviews, as well as reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, radio and television programs, plays, operas, and more.

  • The collection includes full text for more than 1,400 journals, with citations to over 3.5 million articles, including book reviews.

  • Full text is available for over 400 periodicals, many of them peer-reviewed, as far back as 1994. A resource for attorneys, educators, business people, law librarians, students, paralegals and others involved with the law, providing complete coverage of the most important English language legal information, with international coverage of scholarly articles, symposia, jurisdictional surveys, court decisions, legislation, books, book reviews and more.

  • Search the full-text to these titles, Governing America and Nuclear Power, both multi-volume sets.

  • Complete listing of all Thompson Gale Databases powered by InfoTrac. 

  • Explores more than 800 hot topics in business, politics, government, education, and popular culture. Contains very specific research questions for each topic.

  • Contains over 400 full-text titles. Includes full-text for leading academic journals within the discipline, monographs, related articles from major periodicals and newspapers, and over 1600 biographies of leading historical and contemporary Jews.

  • JSTOR offers high-quality content to support scholarship and teaching. It includes over 1000 leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs. All titles start with Volume 1, issue 1. 

  • A  highly-acclaimed eLearning solution that provides support to students and professionals for academic skill-building, standardized test prep, career certification test prep and more.

  • Contains more than 225 full-text publications and thousands of legal forms.

  • Resource for attorneys, educators, business people, law librarians, and others involved with the law. The collection includes over 1,200 full-text journals.

  • Find coverage from news, business, and legal sources. (This is now called Nexis Uni).

  • Content includes full text for more than 460 publications and indexing for hundreds of high-quality journals, as well as books, research reports and proceedings.

  • Materials on libraries and information science. 

  • Full-text collection of literary reference works & journals.

  • Find which database to use for a particular journal title or subject. Enter the journal title and see which database has that title.

  • Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for more than 540 popular, high school magazines.

  • Provides full text for more than 2,000 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1922. Also includes full text for more than 1,000 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps & flags.

  • This resource contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. This database also contains full text more than 500 reference books, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags.

  • These resources provide 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.

  • Michigan related databases brought to you by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL) 

  • Search the MeL Catalog for books, books on tape/CD/DVD, music, magazines, and more. See what other Michigan libraries own. 

  • Search for authors and illustrators from Michigan. 

  • Full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines.

  • Provides full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals. The database also offers indexing and abstracts for more than 400 journals.

  • Features digitized content from 1970 to present. This database contains cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts of articles about music, musicians, and the music industry for more than 475 periodicals, as well as book reviews, obituaries, news, and selective coverage for more than 230 periodicals. Includes comprehensive coverage of the music field and every aspect of the classical and popular worlds of music.

  • Access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos and other resources in thousands of databases that span the past five centuries. Includes birth, death and marriage records from 48 countries, the complete U.S. and U.K. censuses, immigration, military and tombstone records and more than 2 billion family tree profiles. Due to the ongoing content contributions by individual users, the database grows at an average pace of more than 1 million records each day.

  • (NML) is the world´s largest online classical music library. It offers streaming access to more than 134,650 CDs with more than 2,063,700 tracks of both standard and rare repertoire. Over 800 new CDs are added to the library every month. This subscription is limited to eight simultaneous users. Please log out when finished.

  • The LMC community may register for an account using their LMC email address. Registration includes all articles, features, interviews, obituaries, columns, and still image, audio, video, and data, text and multimedia published on the site since 1996. Some coverage goes back to 1851. Includes mobile access to The New York Times via the NYTimes smartphone and tablet apps.

  • The reports focus on topics of current interest. They include content from sources throughout the world to provide a global perspective, current and background information, statistics, maps, images, websites, and suggested search terms. 

  • Newspaper Source provides selected full text for 25 national (U.S.) and international newspapers. The database also contains full text television & radio news transcripts, and selected full text for more than 260 regional (U.S.) newspapers. 

  • Full-text national & international newspaper coverage. Includes more than 860 full-text newspapers.

  • Provides near real-time access to news from Associated Press, United Press International, PR Newswire, Xinhua, CNN Wire, and Business Wire on a continuous basis.

  • features more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources from LexisNexis—including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790—with an intuitive interface that offers quick discovery across all content types, personalization features such as Alerts and saved searches and a collaborative workspace with shared folders and annotated documents.

  • This tool will help you format citations in a variety of styles, take notes for research and more. Print your Reference List or Works Cited page in perfect format. Create your own username and password for access to all your writing projects. 

  • Created especially for children and the adults who work with them, NoveList K-8 Plus is an online database of reading recommendations which encourages reader success. Featuring an easy-to-use interface, kids can use NoveList K-8 Plus to find just the right books for their reading levels and interests, while parents, teachers and librarians can use it to find valuable teaching resources that will engage young readers.

  • Created especially for people who love books, NoveList Plus is the premier online database for reading recommendations, available through libraries around the world. Helping readers of all ages find just the right book to read, this comprehensive source of popular and professional book information includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more.

  • A library guide for nursing students, staff, and faculty at Lake Michigan College.

  • William Hessel Library holdings of books, DVDs, eBooks and streaming video. Items can be requested to send to the South Haven and Niles/Bertrand Crossing campuses. You must log in to the Online Catalog to do so.

  • Contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, it 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.

  • The definitive record of the English language. The Oxford English Dictionary is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. 

  • Oxford Music Online comprises the full text of The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Grove Music Online, and The Oxford Companion to Music. 

  • The full-text content is available in these eBooks owned by the library: 
    • Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to Present 
    • Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895 
    • Encyclopedia of Global Change 
    • Grove Dictionary of American Music 
    • The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children’s Literature

  • This full-text database provides a historically rich collection of hundreds of thousands of classic and contemporary poems, as well as short stories, biographies and authoritative essays on such topics as poetic forms, movements and techniques — including contemporary content from the finest publishers. More than 2,400 audio recordings of poets reading their own works.

  • Covers four hundred topics. Contains resources that present multiple sides of an issue, and provides rich content that can help students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.

  • Provides full text for more than 520 journals, and indexing and abstracts for over 2,900 titles, (including top-ranked scholarly journals), many of which are unique to the product. The database also features over 340 full-text reference books and monographs, and over 36,000 full-text conference papers, including those of the International Political Science Association.

  • Provides full text for more than 70 magazines for elementary school research.

  • 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.

  • Over 500 full-text journals. This database covers information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods.

  • Includes indexing of over 450 periodicals as far back as 1983 and searchable full text of articles from over 250 journals as far back as 1994. Subject coverage includes antiques, arts, business, computers, education, entertainment, film & television, gardening, health & medicine, history, home improvement, literature, news & current events, photography, popular & classical music, politics, popular culture, religion, science, sports & fitness, transportation, travel and much more.

  • A comprehensive Spanish-language resource offering 49,000 encyclopedia entries, 50,000 images, 2,500 health reports, a Spanish-English dictionary and the full text of over 100 hundred reference books and dozens of general interest magazines. 

  • 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.  

  • With more than 300 full-text journals,  this resource covers topics such as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.

  • Check out various careers such as health, criminal justice, sports, equipment repair, and much more.

  • Find digitized books on alternative medicine, infectious diseases, behavioral health, community and family health, cancer, and nutrition, along with a comprehensive medical guide.

  • Find digitized books on different U.S. historical periods, countries, immigration, privacy, innovators, world religions, and racial and ethnic relations.

  • Find digitized books on applied science, mathematics, natural disasters, environment issues, climate change, and principles of chemistry, physical science, and physics.

  • This database contains full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, and periodicals. 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.

  •  Art and rare books sales catalog.  

  • A resource for small business owners and those interested in starting a business, offering full-text periodicals and reports, sample business plans, U.S. tax forms, videos and reference books. 

  • Content contained in the database from the full set of small engine repair manuals from Clymer (http://www.clymer.com/).

  • Includes full text of articles from some 215 journals dating as far back as 1995 and indexing and abstracts of over 625 periodicals dating as far back as 1983, nearly 400 of which are peer-reviewed covering the latest concepts, theories and methods from both applied and theoretical aspects of the social sciences.

  • Contains full text for more than 860 journals dating back to 1908. This database also includes full text for more than 830 books and monographs, and full text for over 16,800 conference papers.

  • Need statistics for your paper or speech? This database provides a comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States. It contains 1400 statistical tables.  Includes monthly updates to the tables, image and spreadsheet versions of all current and historical tables, along with links to provider sites. 

  • Turfgrass Science information from around the world.

  • Designed for vocational and technical libraries servicing high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and the general public. This collection provides full text coverage for nearly 340 trade and industry-related periodicals.

  • Specifically designed to support research in two-year colleges, and offers content geared to academic institutions offering associates degrees and vocational programs.

  • Provides near real-time access to thousands of top news feeds from around the globe. This collection includes over 14,000 feeds covering a range of business and general news topics.  End users can immediately access the full text of the web content, by following the link in the record.

  • Original reports of experimental research involving applications of the experimental analysis of behavior to problems of social importance. 1997 to present.

  • Original experiments relevant to the behavior of individual organisms; review articles and theoretical papers considered. 1997 to present.

  • Use to request items from other libraries not available in the LMC library. Over 1.9 billion resources held in libraries around the world. Holdings of the Hessel Library are also searchable.

  • A database of all dissertations and theses available in WorldCat (index only).

  • Searches holdings of libraries worldwide. Will link to the Hessel Library catalog.