*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

Title Description Discipline Off-campus Link
ABI/INFORM Complete Business research from journals, trade publications, market research reports, dissertations, and working papers. Multidisciplinary Research Off-campus Link »
AccessScience 9,000+ encyclopedia articles and research updates, plus videos, animations, charts, and images, as well as biographies of scientists. Science Reference Research Off-campus Link »
BiblioBoard BiblioBoard® is the PatronsFirst™ mobile library. You will find NC Live's Home Grown ebook collection as well as other digital resources of books, images, articles, audio and video from leading publish?ers and archives around the world. These materials are curated by subject and accessible from anywhere. BiblioBoard has millions of pages of curated primary source content, unlimited multi-user access and streaming audio and video as well. Multidisciplinary Research Off-campus Link »
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. Reference Research
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. African-American Research Off Campus Access »
Canadian Business & Current Affairs Complete (CBCA) Articles spanning Canadian agriculture, business and economics, education, government and politics, health sciences, history, literature, medical sciences, social sciences, and more, including scholarly content. Business & Consumer Research Off-campus Link »
Canadian Newsstand Complete Over 300 Canadian newspapers from Canada's leading publishers, including the complete available electronic backfile for most newspapers, providing full access to the articles, columns, editorials and features. Business & Consumer Research Off-campus Link »
Criminal Justice Periodicals Research on crime, its causes and impacts, legal and social implications, as well as litigation and crime trends. Criminology Research Off-campus Link »
ebrary Academic and Public Complete Nonfiction titles for exploration and research, with topics such as school & studying, career development, arts & leisure, and practical life skills. Multidisciplinary Research Off-campus Link »
Films on Demand Master Academic Collection 17,000+ videos in business & economics, health & medicine, humanities & social sciences, and science & mathematics. Includes Oscar, Emmy and Peabody award winning documentaries, interviews, instructional and vocational training videos, historical speeches and newsreels. Multidisciplinary Research Off-campus Link »
Films on Demand Video Master Collection Thousands of high quality videos from travel and fitness programming, to home and how-to videos, indie films, popular music performances, documentaries, and curriculum-based educational videos. Multidisciplinary Research Off-campus Link »
Gale Literature Resource Center Articles, critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, and biographies covering authors, their works, and literary movements. Literature Research Off-campus Link »
GreenFile This comprehensive resource draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology. ? Environmental Research Off-campus Link »
Hoover's Company Records Information for over 40,000 companies, including company overview, industry information, leadership and historical financials. Business & Consumer Research Off-campus Link »
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. Journal Locator Off-campus Link »
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. Multidisciplinary Research Off-campus Link »
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. Science Research Off-campus Link »
LearningExpress Library Achieve your educational and career goals. LearningExpress Library offers students and adults unlimited, 24/7 access to targeted skill–building interactive courses in math, reading, writing, software applications such as Microsoft office, and Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, as well as hundreds of online interactive practice tests that prepare them for several types of exams including grade school achievement tests, the SAT, GED, U.S. Citizenship, nursing, fire fighter, plumbing, civil service positions, and more? Legal Research Off-campus Link »
Lexis-Nexis Academic A comprehensive, full text database covering: News, Business, Legal, reference, and Medical resources. Legal Research Off-campus Link »
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.  Legal Research Off-campus Link »
*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.
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  Financial-Legal Research Off-campus Link »
*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.
Lexis-Nexis Statistical A statistical database containing over 30,000 tables produced by federal agencies, states, and intergovernmental organizations. Business Research Off-campus Link »
Natural Standard Evidence-based reviews on dietary supplements and complementary and alternative medicine therapies, including herbs, supplements, vitamins, diets, nutrition, exercise, and complementary practices and modalities. Consumer Health Research Off-campus Link »
OneSource In-depth business information on companies in North America, United Kingdom, Europe, Asia-Pacific as well as emerging markets, with the ability to search for companies by name, by geography or across industries. Business & Consumer Research Off-campus Link »
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. Reference Research Off-campus Link »
Oxford Reference Online Premium Reference titles in core subject areas, including quick reference articles, illustrations, photographs, line diagrams, maps, and tables. Science Research Off-campus Link »
OxResearch reports from Oxford Analytica Articles analyzing economic and political developments worldwide. Political Research Off-campus Link »
Pharmaceutical News Index News on medical technology, research and legislative developments. Consumer Health Research Off-campus Link »
Pronunciator Language Learning Language learning for 80 languages and ESL for 50 non-English languages, including audio lessons, interactive textbooks, quizzes, phrasebooks and pronunciation analysis. Literature Research Off-campus Link »
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. Multidisciplinary Research Off-campus Link »
ProQuest Accounting & Tax Database Journal articles, reference reports, proceedings, and dissertations covering current news and topics as well as the trends and history influencing important accounting and tax issues. Business & Consumer Research Off-campus Link »
ProQuest Asian Business and Reference Detailed information on companies, economies, markets, and overall business conditions throughout the Eastern Hemisphere. International Research Off-campus Link »
ProQuest Banking Information Source National and international information on the financial services industry, including banking trends, products, companies, issues and operations. Business & Consumer Research Off-campus Link »
ProQuest Biology Journals Research on animal behavior, aquatic life and fisheries, biochemistry, ecology, plant science, toxicology, virology, microbiology, health and safety science, entomology, and more. Science Research Off-campus Link »
ProQuest Career & Technical Education Vocational information on technical topics, such as computing science, healthcare, building trades, auto mechanics, sales and retail, accounting, graphic design, and photography. Multidisciplinary Research Off-campus Link »
ProQuest Central General reference database for over 175 subjects from magazines, journals and newspapers, including peer-reviewed and scholarly works. Multidisciplinary Research Off-campus Link »
ProQuest Computing Scholarly journals, trade publications, and consumer titles covering topics such as artificial intelligence, automation, gaming, graphics, networking, security, database management, systems administration, information science and hardware. Multidisciplinary Research Off-campus Link »
ProQuest Education Journals Research on primary, secondary, and higher education, as well as special education, home schooling, adult education, and hundreds of related topics. Education Research Off-campus Link »
ProQuest Entrepreneurship Information for entrepreneurs and researchers that includes business start-up plans, video clips, journals, business cases, and more. Business & Consumer Research Off-campus Link »
ProQuest Environmental Science Package Articles plus searchable charts, figures, graphs, maps, photographs and tables representing all major environment topics. Environmental Research Off-campus Link »
ProQuest European Business Trade journals and scholarly journals with a focus on Europe. International Research Off-campus Link »
ProQuest Family Health Magazines and journals covering consumer health topics, such as sports injuries, women's health, food and nutrition, midwifery, eye care and dentistry. Consumer Health Research Off-campus Link »
ProQuest Health & Medical Complete Clinical research plus consumer and health administration titles. Consumer Health Research Off-campus Link »
ProQuest Health Management Research supporting professional healthcare management and healthcare administration. Consumer Health Research Off-campus Link »
ProQuest Military Articles from topics across all government and military branches, including international relations, political science, criminology, defense, aeronautics and space flight, communications, civil engineering, and more. Military Government Research Off-campus Link »
ProQuest Newsstand News content from many national and international newspapers, newswires and selected news magazines. Business & Consumer Research Off-campus Link »
ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source Journals and dissertations covering nursing, allied health, and alternative and complementary medicine. Consumer Health Research Off-campus Link »
ProQuest Political Science Political science and international relations journals, dissertations and working papers on topics such as comparative politics, political economy, international development, and environmental policy. Criminology Research Off-campus Link »
ProQuest Psychology Journals Clinical and social psychology articles on topics such as genetics, psychology of business and economics, communication, criminology, addiction, neurology, social welfare, and more. Social Science Research Off-campus Link »
ProQuest Religion Religious news and information, informative details on doctrines and philosophies, and scholarly reports on religious history and related archaeology. Religion Research Off-campus Link »
ProQuest Research Library General reference database from business and political science to literature and psychology scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and daily news content, accessible to readers and researchers at every level. Multidisciplinary Research Off-campus Link »
ProQuest Science Journals Applied and general science articles covering topics such as global warming, alternative energy sources, robotic engineering, genetically modified food, and more. Science Reference Research Off-campus Link »
ProQuest Social Science Journals Research covering topics in sociology, social work, anthropology, and politics. Social Science Research Off-campus Link »
ProQuest Sociology Sociological and social work research including culture and social structure, history and theory of sociology, social psychology, substance abuse and addiction, and more. Social Science Research Off-campus Link »
ProQuest Telecommunications Covers topics including computer applications, data communications and data transmission systems, electronic data processing, information science and information theory, radio and television. Telecommunication/Computer Research Off-campus Link »
ReferenceUSA Business and consumer research platform helps you create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds, and locate people. Business & Consumer Research Off-campus Link »
Science in Context Reference content, plus magazines, journals, news sources, experiments, and more, covering earth science, life science, space, technology, mathematics, science history, and biography. Science Reference Research Off-campus Link »
SIRS Knowledge Source Package Articles, primary sources, websites and graphics to support K-12 students with research, study and homework. Multidisciplinary Research Off-campus Link »
Snapshots Series (market reports set) Over 8,000 market reports across 43 industries in 40 countries, spanning the UK, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, North America, and Latin America. Reports include market size, market segmentation, market shares, market share web links, market distribution, market forecasts, and socio-economic data. Business & Consumer Research Off-campus Link »
Statistical Abstract of the United States An authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States. General Reference Research Off-campus Link »


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