Category Archives: Paid Databases

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Gerritsen Collection, Women’s History Online, 1543-1945

In the late 1800’s, Dutch physician and feminist Aletta Jacobs and her husband C.V. Gerritsen began collecting books, pamphlets and periodicals reflecting the evolution of a feminist consciousness and the movement for women’s rights. By the time their successors finished their work in 1945, the Gerritsen Collection was the greatest single source for the study of women’s history in the world, with materials spanning four centuries and 15 languages.


Featuring works by esteemed criminologists and forensic practitioners, this unparalleled e-library boasts an ever-growing number of essential references in crisis management and negotiation methods, arson and homicide investigation, expert witnessing, and forensic pathology. This versatile invaluable product is well-suited to the needs of the smallest of sheriff’s departments to large governmental law enforcement agencies, such as the CIA, DEA, and FBI.


The OCLC FirstSearch service supports research in a wide range of subject areas. At the heart of FirstSearch is WorldCat®, containing more than 360 million records representing over 2 billion holding locations in libraries worldwide. WorldCat adds value to databases in FirstSearch by linking citations to holdings that helps users find these materials in their own libraries and through the WorldCat Resource Sharing service. You can also limit your searches to the collections of your own library or library group.

Digital National Security Archive

Digitized official government documents Full document image format Coverage from 1945 to present

Everyday Life and Women in America

Everyday Life & Women in America c.1800-1920 showcases unique primary source material for the study of American social, cultural, and popular history in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

ERIC via Proquest

ERIC is the world’s most widely used index to educational-related literature. Established in 1966, ERIC is supported by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Research and Improvement. ERIC is the largest education database in the world — containing over one million records of journal articles, research reports, curriculum and teaching guides, conference papers, and books.

Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory  
Bibliographic database and index of more than 300,000 serials

Water Resources Abstracts   
This multidisciplinary database, provides unparalleled and comprehensive coverage of the environmental sciences. Abstracts and citations are drawn from more than 6,000 serials including scientific journals, conference proceedings, reports, monographs, books and government publications.

Web of Science   
Your ideal single research destination to explore the citation universe across subjects and around the world. Web of Science provides you access to the most reliable, integrated, multidisciplinary research connected through linked content citation metrics from multiple sources within a single interface. And since Web of Science adheres to a strict evaluation process, you can be assured only the most influential, relevant, and credible information is included – allowing you to uncover your next big idea faster.

Westlaw Campus Research  
Build the strongest possible argument with superior legal material: primary law, analytical materials, practice area insights, litigation resources, public records, and more.

Women and Social Movements in the United States: 1600 to 2000 
Women and Social Movements in the United States is a resource for students and scholars of U.S. history and U.S. women’s history. Organized around the history of women in social movements in the U.S. between 1600 and 2000, this collection seeks to advance scholarly debates and understanding about U.S. women’s history generally and at the same time make those insights accessible to teachers and students at universities, colleges, and high schools. The collection currently includes 122 document projects and archives with 4,900 documents and more than 168,000 pages of additional full-text documents, written by more than 2,600 primary authors.

Women’s Studies International   
Women’s Studies International provides indexing and abstracts for 800 essential sources including journals, newsletters, bulletins, books, book chapters, reports, theses, dissertations and grey literature. Coverage includes more than 960,000 records spanning from 1972 to the present.

World Newsreels Online, 1929-1966  
World Newsreels Online: 1929–1966 captures full runs of many of the key international newsreels produced during the early twentieth century. Key collections include: Universal Newsreels, Universal Studios, Les Actualites Francaises, Nippon News and The March of Time. Produced from 1929 through the early post-war period, these films provide a unique—and until now largely neglected—resource that will give scholars real insight into how people learned about and lived through the events that occurred during this period of history.

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts  
Political science, international relations, and public policy coverage Discover more relevant papers and grey literature Access full-text documents

WRDS: Wharton Research Data Services   
Financial and market data on more than 13,000 companies

Zoological Record   
Database of animal biology, 1864-present

Journal Citation Reports   
Citation analysis of science and social sciences journals

Jazz Music Library   
Music Online: Jazz Music Library is the largest and most comprehensive collection of streaming jazz available online — with thousands of jazz artists, ensembles, albums, and genres.

Japan Knowledge 
Database of Japanese language materials

Iter Italicum 
Iter, meaning a journey or a path in Latin, is a not-for-profit partnership dedicated to the advancement of learning in the study and teaching of the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700) through the development and distribution of online resources.

iPolls via Roper Center   
The mission of the Roper Center is to collect, preserve, and disseminate public opinion data; to serve as a resource to help improve the practice of survey research; and to broaden the understanding of public opinion through the use of survey data in the United States and around the world.

International Bibliography of Art 
Authoritative online bibliography Period of coverage 2008 to current Supports scholarship in western art and art history

Full-text access to IEEE resources, 1988-current   
IEEE Xplore provides web access to more than three-million full-text documents from some of the world’s most highly cited publications in electrical engineering, computer science and electronics. More than two-million documents are in robust, dynamic HTML format.

ICTV: Virus Taxonomy   
lCTV Report formalized for the first time the concept of the virus species as the lowest taxon (group) in a branching hierarchy of viral taxa. As defined therein, “a virus species is a polythetic class of viruses that constitute a replicating lineage and occupy a particular ecological niche”. A “polythetic class” is one whose members have several properties in common, although they do not necessarily all share a single common defining property. In other words, the members of a virus species are defined collectively by a consensus group of properties. Virus species thus differ from the higher viral taxa, which are “universal” classes and as such are defined by properties that are necessary for membership.

ICSD: Inorganic Crystal Structure Database  
The world’s largest database for completely identified inorganic crystal structures, ICSD, containing about 185,000 peer-reviewed data entries including their atomic coordinates dating back to 1913.

ICPSR: Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research   
An international consortium of more than 750 academic institutions and research organizations, ICPSR provides leadership and training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis for the social science research community. ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 250,000 files of research in the social sciences. It hosts 16 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields.

provide strategic insight and analysis on more than 1,000 US industries. Extensive, objective and easy to digest, IBISWorld research offers the very latest content on every US industry to help you make better decisions, faster.

House of Commons Parliamentary Papers, 1801-1900  
British Parliamentary papers and policies

Hoover’s Online 
Database of company information from Hoover’s, Inc.

Hollywood, Moral Censorship, And The Motion Picture Production Code, 1927-1968  
The MPAA Production Code Administration Files collection

History of Science, Technology & Medicine (HSCI)  
History of Science, Technology and Medicine reflects the influences these fields have had on society and culture throughout time, from prehistory to the present. Updated on a monthly basis, this essential database includes records of journal articles, conference proceedings, books, dissertations, serials, maps and other related materials.

Historical Statistics of the United States
Coverage of time series data, 1790-present, Topics ranging from migration and health to crime and the Confederate States of America

Historical Newspapers Online   
All British, Colonial and US printed works in English 1801-1919 Bibliographic spine of 19th Century

Historical Abstracts  
This exceptional bibliographic database covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada), focusing on the 15th century to the present. For more than 50 years, history and social science researchers have used this database to discover significant and groundbreaking work.

Hein Online  
Original Publications and Reprints of Law and Law-Related Periodicals Our research and reference tools for law, international relations, political science, and foreign affairs are among our most important contributions to the publishing world. If you are an author and would like to submit a manuscript or proposal, please visit the Submit a Proposal page to learn more. In addition, we always welcome suggestions from researchers regarding titles that should be reprinted and preserved for future generations. Please send suggestions to our Marketing Department.

HathiTrust Digital Library   
HathiTrust is a partnership of academic & research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.

Hartill Art and Architecture Collection  
The Hartill Archive of Architecture and Allied Arts collection, consisting of nearly 17,000 high-resolution images, documents the architectural history of the Western world from Antiquity through the present, and from the Middle East to the Americas. The Archive includes thousands of details of architectural decoration, mosaics, sculpture and stained glass, as well as related decorative arts and public sculpture. It is exceptionally strong in European Medieval architecture and sculpture of the Romanesque and Gothic periods. Additionally, Modern architecture and sculpture are both well-represented. The Archive should be valuable to architectural historians, architects and students of architecture, and indeed to all scholars and teachers who deal with the built environment.

Humanities and social science journal citations

Handbooks in Economics  
Handbooks on a variety of topics in economics

Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive  
Comprehensive resource for ornithology. Contains the contents of the 17-volume Handbook of the Birds of the World (HBW) series. Also included are illustrations, maps, videos, photographs, sounds, and a bibliography that tracks scientific references. A special feature is the integration of Google translator into each page to aid comprehension by non-English speakers. Note Description based on contents viewed on June 15, 2015; title from home page.

Gujin Tushu Jicheng (Complete Classics Collection of Ancient China)  
“Ancient and Modern Book integration,” is China’s largest remaining books, the book rolls of 1, 160 million words. It is a comprehensive collection of ancient literature from antiquity to the late Ming and Qing Dynasties.

Oxford Grove Music Online   
Oxford Music Online contains The Oxford Companion to Music (revised 2011), 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, 2nd edition (revised 2006),

GreenFILE covers the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology. This free research database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 806,000 records and open access full text for more than 12,000 records.

Global Plants  
Global Plants is a community-contributed database used by students and researchers worldwide. Global Plants lets herbaria share their plant type specimens, experts determine and update plant names, and students discover and learn about plants in context. The database is an essential resource for institutions supporting research and teaching in botany, ecology, and conservation studies.

Global Health  
Abstracting and indexing database dedicated to public health

Global Financial Data   
With data on over 60,000 companies covering 300 years, GFD offers a unique source to analyze the twists and turns of the global economy. Those who use Global Financial Data will take the experiences of the past to minimize the uncertainty of the future.

Renowned source for geology and earth science Produced by the American Geosciences Institute

Gender & women’s studies GLBT research Over 250 full text titles

Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research  
Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research (FER) is a compilation of the conference proceedings and of the top 40 papers presented each year at the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC). BCERC is widely considered the premier research conference on entrepreneurship and the work truly exemplifies new frontiers in the discipline of entrepreneurship.

Frick Art Reference Library Periodicals Index 
Index of art history periodicals from the Frick Collection

Coverage of thousands of periodicals in humanities and social sciences

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports   
Translations of global broadcasts and news sources

Final Accountability Rosters of Evacuees: Japanese-American Relocation Centers  
Alphabetical lists of evacuees, 1944-1946

Film Index International   
Definitive online filmography Coverage since 1900 from 170 countries Supports international film scholarship and research

Business news and information resources

Eventus via Wharton (WRDS)   
Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) is the award-winning research platform and business intelligence tool for over 40,000+ corporate, academic, government and nonprofit clients at over 400+ institutions in 30+ countries.

ETS ReSEARCHER Database   
ETS ReSEARCHER is a database that contains information on ETS-authored or published works, such as ETS Research Reports, ETS Research Memorandums, or publications written by ETS researchers and published by third parties, such as scholarly journals. For many ETS Research Reports, a link to a downloadable PDF file is provided on the abstract page (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).

Ethnic Newswatch   
Ethnic & minority perspectives GLBT research Newspapers, magazines, journals

Ergonomics Abstracts  
Ergonomics and occupational health resource abstracts

Empire Online   
This resource brings together manuscript, printed and visual primary source materials for the study of ‘Empire’ and its theories, practices and consequences. The materials span across the last five centuries and are accompanied by a host of secondary learning resources including scholarly essays, maps and an interactive chronology.

Eighteenth Century Collections Online 
Titles printed in the UK during the 18th century

Full-text primary ethnographic sources, 1949-present 
eHRAF World Cultures contains ethnographic collections covering all aspects of cultural and social life. eHRAF is unique in having subject indexing at the paragraph level. This allows detailed and precise searching for concepts not easily found with keywords.

eHRAF Collection of Archaeology  
eHRAF Archaeology focuses on in-depth descriptive documents of archaeological traditions from around the world. eHRAF is unique in having subject indexing at the paragraph level. This allows detailed and precise searching for concepts not easily found with keywords.

Education Source   
Full-text education journals

Economist Intelligence Unit   
The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) is the research and analysis division of The Economist Group and the world leader in global business intelligence.

Economics citations and abstracts, 1969-present

A broad and searchable collection of full-text e-books

Earthquake Engineering Abstracts   
Scholarship on earthquake engineering and hazard mitigation

Early Encounters in North America 
Early Encounters in North America contains 1,482 authors and over 100,000 pages of letters, diaries, memoirs and accounts of early encounters. Particular care has been taken to index the material so that it can be used in new ways. For example, you can identify all encounters between the French and the Huron between 1650 and 1700.

Early American newspapers, Series I. (1690-1876)  
Cover-to-cover reproductions of historic American newspapers

Early American Imprints, Series II. Shaw-Shoemaker (1801-1819)  
American history and literature, 1801-1819

Early American Imprints, Series I. Evans (1639-1800)   
17th to 18th century American history and literature

DynaMed Plus: is the clinical reference tool that clinicians go to for answers. Content is written by a world-class team of physicians who synthesize the evidence and provide objective analysis.

Duxiu Knowledge 
Comprehensive Chinese studies database

Dublin Castle Records  
Documents on the government of Ireland, 1798-1926

DRAM: Database of Recorded American Music   
Recordings, liner notes, and essays on American Music

Dissertations & Theses via ProQuest  
Dissertations from North American and European universities

Digitale Bibliothek Deutscher Klassiker (Digital Library of German Classics)   
Classic German literature from the past millennium

Digital National Security Archive (DNSA)  
Declassified documents regarding critical U.S. policy decisions

Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Kataloge und Sammlungen  
Union catalog of the National Library of Germany

Dance in Video  
Dance Online: Dance in Video contains dance productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies of the 20th century. Selections cover ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance, as well as forerunners of the forms and the pioneers of modern concert dance

Dacheng: Pre-1949 Chinese Journals  
Chinese journals from the late Qing Dynasty through 1945

D&B Key Business Ratios  
Key Business Ratios on the Web (KBR) provides immediate online access to competitive benchmarking data. This powerful tool lets researchers examine industry benchmarks compiled from D&B®’s database of public and private companies, featuring 14 key business ratios (users choose a one-year or three-year set of ratios) for public and private companies in 800 lines of business.

CRCnetBASE, the award-winning Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine eBook platform from CRC Press, offers a comprehensive eBook collection that delivers more than 15,000 references in over 400 subject areas and more than 40 collections. It features 10 million pages of rich content and authoritative resources, allowing librarians to build eBook collections that best fit their patron’s needs and their institution’s budget. And using the mobile app, CRCnetBASE provides anywhere, anytime access to an increasingly mobile academic community. Annual subscriptions and perpetual access options are available as well as netBASE Select which allows customers to build their own collection.

CQResearcher via Congressional Quarterly 
CQ Researcher provides award winning in-depth coverage of the most important issues of the day. Our reports are written by experienced journalists, footnoted and professionally fact-checked. Full-length articles include an overview, historical background, chronology, pro/con feature, plus resources for additional research. Graphics, photos and short “sidebar” features round out the reports. Shorter “Hot Topics” articles provide a solid introduction to subjects most in demand by students.

Corporate Solutions from Thomson Micromedex  
Clinical decision and hazardous materials resources

Contemporary Women’s Issues  
Full-text articles and primary sources covering women’s issues

Congressional via ProQuest   
Historic and current congressional information

Congressional Digest 
Archive of journals published by the U.S. government

U.S. and Canadian market information for publicly-held companies

Complete Classics Collection of Ancient China (Gujin Tushu Jicheng)  
Literature from ancient China to the Qing Dynasty

Engineering Village (Ei Compendex)  
Engineering Village is a powerful search platform that is essential for researchers, students, and faculty. Using a wide range of resources, including journals, conference proceedings, trade publications, patents, government reports and more, researchers can improve productivity and facilitate important discoveries with Engineering Village.

Communication and Mass Media Complete 
Resources in communication, mass media, and related fields

Collected Algorithms 
Algorithms database from the Association for Computing Machinery The Collected Algorithms (CALGO) is part of a family of publications produced by the ACM.

CiNii: Citation Information by National Institute of Informatics, Japanese Scholarly & Academic Information Navigator  
Citation information for Japanese scholarly resources

CIAO: Columbia International Affairs Online   
Scholarship on theory and research in international affairs

Choice Reviews Online 
Brief reviews of academic resources, 1988-present

Chinese Digital Library via Apabi  
Chinese books, newspapers, and other sources

Chinese Communist Party Journals (Historical)  
Full-text articles on the Chinese Communist Party history

Chinamaxx Digital Library  
Collection of more than 700,000 titles of Chinese literature

China Academic Journals   
China Academic Literature Database. Full-text Chinese academic journals, 1994-present

OXLINE and DART citations cover 1965 to the present. You may also find a few citations dating back to the 1940’s. Structure and nomenclature used to identify chemicals

CCOHS is Canada’s national resource for the advancement of workplace health and safety. Toxicological information for many chemical substances

Canadian Poetry  
Created in partnership with the Electronic Text Centre at the University of New Brunswick Libraries, this unique collection contains the full text of more than 19,000 poems by 177 poets including Bliss Carman, Isabella Valancy Crawford, Archibald Lampman, Charles G. D. Roberts and Duncan Campbell Scott, offering a comprehensive survey of Canadian poetry from the eighteenth century to the early twentieth.

OCLC’s Catalog of Art Museum Images Online — is a growing online collection documenting works of art from around the world, representing the collections of prominent museums.

Cambridge Structural Database 
the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) System software distribution site for the following UC campuses: Berkeley, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, and Santa Cruz.