Periodical Databases

The sites listed below are great online resources for researching general academic, business, nursing, religion and psychology topics.

Britannica Online Encyclopedia

The Encyclopedia Britannica Online Academic Edition carries over 75,000 articles and 23,000 biographies from Encyclopedia Britannica, Year in Review (1993-2010), World Data Analyst, Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary & Thesaurus, BBC and New York Times daily headlines, and an online world atlas.


Current Reviews for Academic Libraries is the premier source for reviews of academic books, electronic media, and Internet resources of interest to those in higher education. More than 35,000 librarians, faculty, and key decision makers rely on Choice magazine and Choice Reviews Online for collection development and scholarly research.

Chronicle of Higher Education

This award-winning publication based in Washington, D.C. is a standard source of “news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators,” but is also a valuable resource for students who are investigating trends in higher education, reviewing academic books, or researching statistics in higher education. In addition, The Chronicle Review (included in Section A) focuses on the arts and the world of ideas.

The Library online subscription is available 24/7 and is published every weekday. The paper subscription is available in the Library Atrium with other hard copy newspapers and is published weekly excepting biweekly publication during the summer and last two weeks of December.

The Library subscription includes to Premium Content (indicated with a golden key symbol).

CIA World Factbook

The Central Intelligence Agency offers information about geography, people and society, government, economy, energy, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.

CQ Researcher

Updated weekly, this site covers current issues with complete summaries, insight into all sides of the issues, bibliographies, and more.

Credo Reference

Credo is an easy-to-use tool for research projects and homework. Search in hundreds of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations, and subject-specific titles, as well as 200,000+ images and audio files, and nearly 100 videos.


An Index to full-text journals in Tabor Library’s Online Databases. Use this resource to determine which online database to search in order to locate a specific full-text journal.


Search the following databases:
  • Academic Search Premier – over 4000 full-text academic journals
  • Business Source Premier – full text for 1,050 business journals
  • CINAHL – Nursing Database
  • PsycINFO & PsycARTICLES – Psychology databases
  • ATLA – Religion Database
  • Communications and Mass Media Complete


Please click here for the FirstSearch database. FirstSearch has been re-named and is now called “WorldCat”.


ProQuest’s Genealogy & Local History Collection allows full-text searching of over 25,000 family and local history books, and complete census records from 1790-1930.

InfoTrac Web

Broad-based undergraduate research database. Includes ten databases with many full-text articles.

LEXIS-NEXIS Academic Universe

Provides access to a wide range of news, business, medical, legal, and reference information.

ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health

Full-text access to Proquest Nursing and Allied Health, a database that includes over 12,000 dissertations, evidence summaries and best practice documents along with more than 780 journal titles, most in full-text. It includes titles from 1986-to date.