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*Off campus users must access databases from the Off Campus Access links below

The James B. Duke Memorial Library provides access to a variety of multidisciplinary scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers and e-books via our electronic resources databases. These subscription based resources are offered to supplement the library's print resources and to provide the most current information available for research and information needs.

Access to databases is permitted within the library, as well as from any location on or off campus. However, due to licensing restrictions access to some electronic resources are limited to current JCSU students, faculty, and staff with valid user ID's and passwords.

Please contact the Reference Desk at 704-371-6732 for assistance.   Trial Databases (JCSU ID and password required)

 

New Databases

NEW!  Art & Architecture Complete
This database covers a wide variety of pertinent subjects, including antiques, art and art history, interior and landscape design, and much more.  It contains full-text coverage of 380 periodicals and more than 220 books. 

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NEW!  Biography Reference Center
Offers a comprehensive collection of more than 461,000 full-text biographies, including the complete full-text run of Biography Today and Biography, as well as thousands of narrative biographies that are not available in other databases.  Users can also locate biographies of interest by browsing more than 30 genre categories, including actors, authors, composers, explorers, figures relevant to U.S. & world history, inventors, musicians, Presidents of the United States, current world leaders and many others. 

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NEW! Britannica Online

BRITANNICA ONLINE ACADEMIC EDITION is a combination of the insightful Encyclopedia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools provides the variety of reliable sources that students need when conducting thorough research.

 

NEW! Entrepreneurial Studies Source
Offers users full text for more than 125 key periodicals, 135 reference books, numerous case studies, thousands of company profiles and over 600 videos with transcripts and related articles from the Harvard Faculty Seminar Series and Vator.TV.  In addition, it is one of the world's largest social network sites for high-tech entrepreneurs.

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NEW! Environment Complete
Provides deep coverage in applicable areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more.

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NEW! Hoover's
Hoover's offers the largest business information database that includes proprietary business information for over 65 million companies and 900 industry segments through the Internet, data feeds, wireless devices, and co-branding agreements with other online services and more.

Off Campus Access - Coming Soon

NEW! Image Quest
Simplify and improve your search for images with Image Quest. Now you can access more than two and a half million rights-cleared images from over 50 of the best collections in the world.  Dorling Kindersley Images, Getty Images, the National Portrait Gallery of London, the National Geographic Society, Oxford Scientific, and other leading names have joined with Britannica to provide the best and broadest collection of proprietary educational imagery.

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NEW! Legal Information Reference Center
Comprises of hundreds of full-text publications and thousands of legal forms. The full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation's oldest and most-respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses.

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NEW! Points of View
Contains a balance of materials from all viewpoints, including more than 1,300 main essays, leading political magazines from both sides of the aisle, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary source documents and reference books.

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NEW! Small Business Reference Center
This resource offers a wide variety of information on small business and entrepreneurial subject areas, common business types, a help and advice section, and provides information on how to create business plans that lead to successful funding.

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NEW! Small Engine Repair Reference Center
Includes  over 440 full-text reference books with original photos and illustrations that guide the user through every job.

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Academic Search Premier
Magazines and journals on many subjects, includes peer-reviewed and scholarly works. Thousands of articles available in full-text.

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Accessible Archives (African American Newspapers)
This enormous collection contains a wealth of information about African American cultural life and history during the 1800s.  With the addition of 10 to 12 million words of new text each year downloaded monthly, this database will ultimately contain the complete text of the major black newspapers published in the United States during the 19th century. Never before has such important original source material – written by African-Americans for African-Americans – been readily available for research and fresh scholarly interpretation.

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African American Poetry
Nearly 3,000 poems written by African-American poets in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Coverage: Indexed from 1750 to 1900.

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American Poetry
Over 40,000 poems by more than 200 American poets from the Colonial Period to the early twentieth century. Coverage: Indexed from 1600 to 1900.

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American Slavery: A Composite Autobiography
A collection of the life histories of former slaves in the United States compiled through nearly 4,000 interviews with ex-slaves.

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Black Studies Center
A fully cross-searchable gateway to Black Studies including scholarly essays, recent periodicals, historical newspaper articles, and much more.  It combines several resources for research and teaching in Black Studies: Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience, International Index to Black Periodicals (IIBP), historical black newspapers, and the Black Literature Index.

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Books 24x7
Books24x7 is the provider of on-demand business, technical, and engineering content containing thousands of digitized "best-in-class" books, book summaries, research reports, and best practices.

Off Campus Access

Business Source Premier
Business journals, peer-reviewed publications and magazines. Contains thousands of full-text articles and Datamonitor company profiles.

Off Campus Access

CAMIO
Provides rights-cleared, high-quality art images for class projects, art history and studio art programs, course Web sites, lectures, presentations, and research resources.

Off Campus Access

Charlotte Observer via Newsbank
Local and regional breaking news coverage of Charlotte, N.C.

 

The Chronicle of Higher Education
The No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators.  Based in Washington, D.C., The Chronicle has more than 70 full-time writers and editors, as well as 17 foreign correspondents around the world.  The Chronicle is published every weekday and is the top destination for news, advice, and jobs for people in academe. The website features the complete contents of the latest issue; daily news and advice columns; thousands of current job listings; articles published since September 1989; vibrant discussion forums; and career-building tools such as online CV management, salary databases, and more.

Off Campus Access

CINAHL w/Full Text
Covers nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines.

Off Campus Access

Communication and Mass Media Complete
Contains abstracts for over 390 journals and full text for 285 journals in the fields of communication, mass media, public relations, and other closely related fields.

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Consumer Health Complete
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. CHC provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. This full text database covers topics such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children's health, men & women's health, etc.

Off Campus Access

CQ Researcher Online
Provides original, comprehensive, in-depth, non-biased coverage of political and social issues, with regular reports on topics in health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the U.S. economy.

Off Campus Access

CQ Weekly
Complete source for expert coverage of the U.S. Congress: status of bills, votes and amendments, floor and committee activity, and back room maneuvering.

Off Campus Access

Encyclopedia of Animals
Provides in-depth information on a variety of topics relating to animals. The database consists of indexing, abstracts, and full text records describing the nature and habitat of familiar animals.

Off Campus Access

English Poetry
Essentially the complete English poetic canon from 600 to 1900. Over 165,000 poems by more than 1,250 poets drawn from nearly 4,500 printed sources.

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ERIC Documents Online
Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) is a nationwide information network sponsored by the Institute of Educations Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. This database allows you to search for articles, technical reports, and related documents in the field of education. Provides over 107,000 full-text non journal documents issued from 1993- 2004. Our library microfiche collection holdings from 1994 through 2001 are located in the microfiche cabinets on the first floor of the library.

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Faber Poetry Library
A collection of some of the most influential poets of the twentieth century.

Off Campus Access

Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
Updated annually, this database includes over 25,000 full text records, covering an array of subject areas.

Off Campus Access

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Provides respected authoritative essays on varied topics from numerous subject areas, all in E-Book reference title format.

Off Campus Access

Health Source: Consumer Edition
Provides consumer oriented information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine, and general health.

Off Campus Access

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
Provides more than 400 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines, and provides abstracts and indexing for over 500 journals.

Off Campus Access

HeritageQuest
Provides libraries with a unique, growing collection of research materials for tracing family history and American culture.

Off Campus Access

Journal Finder
Search Journal Finder to determine if JCSU provides print or electronic access to a specific journal title. Contains direct links to full-text articles when available.

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JSTOR
An archival database of older scholarly journals in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. This is a full text database, and contains complete backfiles of core journals starting with first issues, many of which date back to the 1800s. Most titles published within the last 2-5 years are not included.

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JSTOR Plant Science
An online environment that brings together content, tools, and people interested in plant science. It provides access to foundational content vital to plant science – plant type specimens, taxonomic structures, scientific literature, and related materials, making them widely accessible to the plant science community as well as to researchers in other fields and to the public.

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Learn-A-Test
Learn-A-Test is an interactive and comprehensive database that features more than 300 online practice tests that mirror official school and career exams. Database also provides access to self-paced study tools for basic skills improvement and job and career guidance.

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Lexis-Nexis Academic
A comprehensive, full text database covering: News, Business, Legal, reference, and Medical resources.

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Lexis-Nexis Company Dossier
Provides up-to-date information to conduct research on and compare various companies, financial statements and reports, and the latest news the business world. 

*Company Dossier is a part of the Lexis-Nexis Academic. Once connected to the interface, under the "Academic Search Forms" select "Business". You will then be able to access all of the business related modules within this section.

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Lexis-Nexis Country Analysis
Provides quick and easy access to up-to-date information on the financial and market conditions on hundreds of countries and industries.

*Country Analysis is a part of the Lexis-Nexis Academic. Once connected to the interface, under the "Academic Search Forms" select "Business". You will then be able to access all of the business related modules within this section.

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Lexis-Nexis Statistical
A statistical database containing over 30,000 tables produced by federal agencies, states, and intergovernmental organizations.

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MasterFile Premier
Covers a wide variety of topics from about 3,100 magazines and journals from 1984 to present.

Off Campus Access

MEDLINEplus
Developed by the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health, the site contains extensive, high quality information on common diseases and conditions, health promotion and wellness, prescription and non-prescription drugs, medical dictionaries and more.

Off Campus Access

Military & Government Collection
Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military, this database offers a thorough collection of military titles, trade publications, and news weeklies.

Off Campus Access

Morningstar Investment Research Center
Combines in one timely database all the fund and stock information necessary for in-depth research.

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National Library of Medicine
Offers links to a number of free biomedical literature resources, including PubMed, NCBI Bookshelf, the Public Library of Science, BioMed Central, and the Directory of Open Access Journals.

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Newsbank
Research  current and archived news content for information on topics, events, issues, people, businesses, and more through this in-depth resource of 6400 + sources.  This primary resource solution supports a wide range of academic disciplines, including political science, journalism, English, history, environmental studies, sociology, economics, education, business, social sciences and more…..
 
NC Live
A North Carolina statewide-shared electronic information network providing access to a variety of multidisciplinary databases. These databases contain thousands of journals, magazines, newspapers, and eBooks covering a wide range of subject areas. Many databases provide full text availability.

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NetLibrary
Easy access to the full text of more than 22,000 reference, scholarly, and professional full-text books online.

Off Campus Access

Newspaper Source Plus
Provides abstracts and indexing 1995 to present for The New York Times; Wall Street Journal (Eastern and Western editions); Christian Science Monitor (some full text); The USA Today. Selected full text coverage for The Raleigh News & Observer. Includes some complete articles from over 100 other U.S. newspapers.

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North American Women's Letters and Diaries
Over 150,000 pages of published letters and diaries plus 4,000 pages of previously unpublished materials depicting the personal experiences of hundreds of women.

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NoveList
A readers' advisory service that is searchable by author, title, series name, and plot (including character, topic, time period, and setting) to retrieve descriptions, reviews, discussion guides, and feature articles related to books of interest.

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Oxford English Dictionary
The Oxford English Dictionary is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past.  As the OED is a historical dictionary, its entry structure is very different from that of a dictionary of current English, in which only present-day senses are covered, and in which the most common meanings or senses are described first.

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Primary Search (Children's Magazines)
Includes many complete articles from 35 children's magazines from 1990 to present.

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Project Muse
a unique collaboration between libraries and publishers providing 100% full-text, affordable and user-friendly online access to over 300 high quality humanities, arts, and social sciences journals from 60 scholarly publishers. MUSE is also the sole source of complete, full-text versions of titles from many of the world's leading university presses and scholarly societies.

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ProQuest Newspapers
Many full text articles from the Wall Street Journal (1984 to present); and the Chicago Defender (Daily, National and Big Weekend Edition from 1910-1975).

Off Campus Access

ProQuest Psychology Journals
Provides bibliographic citations, abstracts and nearly 300 academic journals in psychology and related fields, all in full text from 1992 forward.

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Regional Business News
Abstracts for 67 regional business publications. Includes some full text for 52 of those titles.

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Sanborn Maps North Carolina
Provides digital access to 11,173 large-scale maps of 158 North Carolina towns and cities.

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Searchasaurus
Colorful and fun graphical search interface intended for elementary and middle school students.

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Serials Directory
Provides up-to-date information and pricing for popular magazines and other serials.

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Twentieth Century African-American Poetry
A collection of poetry written by the most important and influential African American poets of the twentieth century.

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Twentieth Century American Poetry
A database of modern and contemporary American poetry from the early twentieth century to the present.

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Twentieth-Century English Poetry
Containing tens of thousands of works by 288 poets, Twentieth-Century English Poetry provides an overview of poetry written in the 20th century by both established and emerging writers.

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Wilson General Science
A full text database covering a range of general science topics from popular science literature through a core collection of peer-reviewed professional journals.

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WorldCat
A union catalog of materials held in libraries world-wide.

Off Campus Access

 

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