A-Z List of Databases




Academic OneFile (InfoTrac) – Large collection of peer-reviewed, full-text periodicals covering multiple disciplines. A great starting point for any research

Agriculture Collection (InfoTrac) – With broad coverage of agriculture and its related fields, this collection provides a comprehensive view of this growing body of knowledge. Comprised of nearly 200 titles, researchers will have access to current and authoritative content that spans the industry — from practical aspects of farming to cutting edge scientific research in horticulture.

Arxiv.org – Produced by the Cornell University Library, this is an open access resource for scholarly articles in the sciences. Features almost 900,000 articles in physics, mathematics, computer science, biology, finance and statistics.



Biography and Genealogy Master Index (InfoTrac) – Biography and Genealogy Master Index enables users to locate biographical entries contained in more than 1,000 volumes and editions of important current and retrospective biographical reference sources. This index contains citations that point to over 15 million biographies on nearly 5 million people, living and deceased, from all time periods, geographical locations, and fields of endeavor.

Books in Print Professional Edition (Bowker) – Patron-based online book, audio book, video, and publisher information source. Includes extensive information on almost every title ever published. Jackson District Library resource – users will need to log-in with JC/JDL library card number and PIN in order to access.

Business and Company ASAP (InfoTrac) – Provides researchers with information on companies, markets and industries. From market trends, mergers and acquisitions to current management theory and company overviews. Access business and trade journals, newspapers and company directory profiles with full text and images.

BusinessDecision –  BusinessDecision enables you to research consumer market data, demographic data, and market segmentation data associated with geographies you customize such as addresses, ZIP Codes, cities, and much more. You will need to create a free account in order to use this resource.

Business Economics and Theory (InfoTrac) – This collection provides academic journals and magazines focusing on topics in economics. Perfect for business classes, users will find more than 150 full-text journals to support their research.

Business Insights: Global (Gale) – Unique source for international business intelligence offering the most comprehensive and convenient way to find case studies, in-depth statistical data coupled with deep research, and the ability to compare global economies, countries and industries.



Chilton Library – ChiltonLibrary.com represents the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. There are thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models. ChiltonLibrary.com gives you the confidence to service or repair virtually any system on your vehicle.

CINAHL (EBSCO) – The definitive database for nursing and allied health research. Includes full-text articles, evidence-based care sheets, and much more!

Chronicle of Higher Education – The definitive source of news and information for college and university faculty members, staff, and administrators.

Communications and Mass Media Collection (InfoTrac) – From marketing professionals to students studying for advanced degrees in linguistic theory, this collection provides current and accurate information from more than 100 journals focused on all aspects of the communications field. Key subjects covered include: advertising and public relations, literature and writing, linguistics, and many more.

Computer Database (InfoTrac) – Use this database to find computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications and the application of technology.

Credo ReferenceA collection of over 600 academic reference volumes – your one-stop resource for topic overviews! Think of it like Wikipedia, but you can actually cite it in your reseach papers!

Criminal Justice (ProQuest) – Comprehensive collection supporting research in criminal justice. Includes full-text scholarly articles, law enforcement trade publications, crime reports, and other materials relevant to research in criminal justice.

Criminal Justice Collection (InfoTrac) – Whether studying to become a lawyer or law enforcement officer, paralegal, or for a career in Homeland Security, this collection rises to the challenge. Users have access to 150 journals.

Culinary Arts Collection (InfoTrac) – The Culinary Arts collection includes 150 of the major cooking and nutrition magazines. Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.



DemographicsNow: Business and People (Gale) – 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.

Digital Public Library of America – Portal to the digital holdings of archives, libraries, museums, and cultural institutions in the United States. Features several different search functions, including ability to search by place, date, or subject, or create a timeline or map of results. Links to over 2.4 million records.

Diversity Studies Collection (InfoTrac) – A must-have for social science, history and liberal arts coursework, this collection explores cultural differences, contributions and influences in our global community. Includes more than 150 journals.



Ebook Central – Collection of over 90,000 academic e-books. Also searchable from the library catalog!

Energy and Power Source (EBSCO) – A comprehensive full-text database covering all aspects of the energy and power industry. Your first stop for articles related to energy production!

Environmental Studies and Policy Collection (InfoTrac) – A collection of over 800 journals and 6 subject specific Delmar reference titles provide robust coverage of environmental issues and policies, including diverse perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policy makers, as well as corporate interests.

ERIC – Huge collection of education-related journal articles from peer-reviewed sources. Full-text availability is currently limited, but expanding. During the U.S. Federal Government shut down, access ERIC throughEBSCOHost.

Expanded Academic ASAP (InfoTrac) – From arts and the humanities to social sciences, science and technology, this database meets research needs across all academic disciplines. Access scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers – many with full text and images!



FDSys (Federal Digital System) – FDsys provides free online access to official Federal Government publications which include Congressional, Presidential and Federal agency materials. Through FDsys, you are able to search, browse and download documents and publications.

Fine Arts and Music Collection (InfoTrac) – With more than 100 full-text magazines and journals covered in databases such as the Wilson Art Index and RILM, this collection will provide your students with resources to support research in areas such as drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.



Gale Directory Library (Gale) – A digital library of dozens of directories from business information to non-profits to government research information.

Gale LegalForms (Gale) – Provides a wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms across the most popular legal areas. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others. Also included is a comprehensive attorney state directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen’s language.

Gale Virtual Reference Library (InfoTrac) – Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7.

Gardening, Landscape, and Horticulture Collection (InfoTrac)  – Farmers, landscape architects, and biotechnologists alike will have their information appetites sated with this collection of nearly 50 journals focused specifically on key issues in gardening, landscaping, and other areas of horticulture. A fertile and growing collection, this collection includes content relating to both the practical aspects as well as the scientific theory of horticulture studies.

Gender Studies Collection (InfoTrac) – This collection of journals aims to provide balanced coverage of this significant aspect of our culture, covering such topics as gender studies, family and marital issues, health aspects, and many more.

General Business File ASAP (InfoTrac) – Analyze company performance and activity, industry events and trends as well as the latest in management, economics and politics. Access to a combination of broker research reports, trade publications, newspapers, journals and company directory listings with full text and images available.

General OneFile (InfoTrac) – A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.

General Reference Center Gold (InfoTrac) – A general interest database that integrates a variety of sources – newspapers, reference books, magazines, and trade publications. Find articles on current events, popular culture, business and industry trends, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more.

General Science Collection (InfoTrac) – A collection of over 1,000 peer-reviewed journals, providing researchers with the information needed to stay current on the latest scientific developments.

Global Road Warrior – A collection of over 175 country profiles, including cultural, language, history, and travel information.

GreenFile (EBSCO) – GreenFILE 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, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.

Grolier Online – Includes 4 encyclopedia databases: Encyclopedia America, The New Book of Knowledge, America the Beautiful, and Lands and Peoples. Jackson District Library resource – users will need to log-in with JC/JDL library card number and PIN in order to access.



Health and Wellness Resource Center (InfoTrac) – Provides instant access to carefully compiled and trusted medical reference materials. Includes nearly 400 health/medical journals, hundreds of pamphlets, over 700 health-related videos from partner Healthology, Inc., and articles from 2,200 general interest publications in addition to a broad collection of Gale reference titles.

Health Reference Center Academic (InfoTrac) – Multi-source database provides access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus the wide variety of personal health information sources in InfoTrac’s award-winning Health Reference Center.

Historic Map Works (ProQuest) – Includes historic maps from the U.S. and world, dating back to the 15th century. Over 1.5 million maps are included in this resource and are searchable by location, keyword, or date.Jackson District Library resource – users will need to log-in with JC/JDL library card number and PIN in order to access.

Home Improvement Collection (InfoTrac) – With this collection of nearly 100 home improvement focused titles, hobbyists and professional carpenters alike will immediately put their projects on a more solid foundation. Coverage includes such topics as architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and many more.

Hospitality, Tourism, and Leisure Collection (InfoTrac) – With current and relevant content from over 500 industry journals, this collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism field, while also allowing for focused study of specialized aspects of the industry – including cultural aspects of travel, leisure activities, economic aspects of tourism, and more.



IBISWorld (Business) – Extensive collection of in-depth industry profiles, organized by NAICS code and by specialized industries. Excellent for market research, career profiles, and more!

Information Science and Library Issues Collection (InfoTrac) – This collection, comprised of content from more than 100 leading industry journals, provides current and accurate information for this fast-moving field. Information professionals and other knowledge workers useful information in their areas of expertise, including such topics as information infrastructure, data processing techniques, metadata architectures, and more.

Informe Académico (InfoTrac) – This Spanish-language collection provides multidisciplinary Latin American scientific, academic, and general interest materials. It covers topics as varied as politics, history, economics, humanities, health sciences, philosophy, literature, science, technology and more. INFORME includes publications from 14 countries as well as their most important regional newspapers.

InfoTrac – Large collection of databases covering many disciplines. Use this link to search all InfoTrac databases or to select a specific database.

InfoTrac Newsstand (InfoTrac) – InfoTrac Newsstand is an innovative Web-based full-text newspaper database which allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, newspaper section or other assigned fields. You can search a collection of more than 1,000 newspapers, then select your own screen appearance, search options and results format.

Insurance and Liability Collection (InfoTrac) – Protection of assets is a concern for all: from the individual property owner to the multinational corporation, all have a vested interest in ensuring the retention of their assets, be it physical or intellectual. This collection, of journals, takes a broad view of this multimillion dollar industry, covering such topics as labor relations, mortgage banking, legal issues, and more.

Issues and Controversies (Facts on File) – Explores more than 800 hot topics in business, politics, government, education, and popular culture. Features in-depth articles and analysis of issues. Updated weekly.



Jackson County Data Network – The JCDN provides a centralizied source of current and comparative information on Jackson County, Michigan to assist and enhance planning and research. It contains data provided by numerous local agencies and organizations as well as links to state, federal, and other data resources.

Job and Career Accelerator (LearningExpress) – Easy-to-use online application combining everything you need for a successful job search. This innovative job hunting system enables users to explore, in detail, over 1,000 different occupations and match interests and skills with the career that’s best. It allows searches for over five million recent local and national job postings while conveniently organizing and tracking the users’ job search progress, all in one place. In addition, job seekers can create professional resumes and cover letters as well as practice and master interviewing skills.

JSTOR – Arts and Sciences Collection 1, which includes scholarly articles from almost 1,800 journals on subjects including anthropology, education, history, literature, philosophy, and sociology.



LearningExpress Library – Interactive online learning platform of academic and licensing/certification practice tests, elementary level testing for math and reading. Includes a section that takes users from job assessment to success on the job. Also includes tutorials for popular software applications.

LegalTrac (InfoTrac) – Drawing on a wide variety of the most highly regarded legal publications, this database provides indexing for more than 1,400 titles including major law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals and international legal journals. It also contains law-related articles from over 1,000 additional business and general interest titles.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (EBSCO) – This database indexes hundreds of journals, books, research reports, and other publications related to major areas of library and information science. Coverage includes librarianship, cataloging, classification, online information retrieval, bibliometrics, information management, and more.



MedlinePlus – Produced by the National Library of Medicine, this resource covers all areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing.

Michigan Authors and Illustrators – A searchable database of Michigan authors and illustrators which provides biographical and contact information.

Michigana: Sources in U.S. History (Gale) – Provides a core of primary source documents for the study of Michigan history, packaged with an engaging user interface that provides students and researchers multiple ways of accessing the content. With state and regional histories, travel guides, biographies, speeches and more, the collection provides a range of primary documents.

Military and Intelligence Database (InfoTrac) – This database iscomposed of content from over 400 journals, which covers all aspects of the past and current state of military affairs. Key subjects covered include: socioeconomic effects of war, governmental policies, the structure of armed forces, and many more.

Morningstar Investment Research Center – Premier investment research source, including comprehensive profiles on companies, mutual funds, ETFs, and markets. Also includes portfolio management tools. Jackson District Library resource – users will need to log-in with JC/JDL library card number and PIN in order to access.



New York Times – Full-text access to the daily newspaper. Includes all material from 1985-present.

NoveList (EBSCO) – Electronic reader’s advisory resource that helps fiction readers find new authors and titles.Jackson District Library resource – users will need to log in with JC/JDL library card number and PIN in order to access.

Nursing and Allied Health Collection (InfoTrac) – All aspects of the Nursing profession — from direct patient care to health care administration — are covered in this collection. Including nearly 400 titles, this collection’s current and authoritative content will be of use to both professionals already working in the field as well as students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum.

Nursing Resource Center (Gale) – Designed for nursing students, this database brings together in an easy-to-use interface disease and drug overviews, care plans, relevant journal results and animated anatomy and physiology diagrams to complement the core encyclopedia texts. The information is written in accessible language for students completing class assignments and preparing for clinicals as they learn how to care for and treat patients. Search results are returned in tabs that correspond to steps in the nursing process.



OAIster (OCLC) – This catalog of digitized materials includes books, articles and multimedia, representing multidisciplinary resources from more than 1,000 contributors worldwide.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context (InfoTrac) – Database covering today’s hottest social issues. Features pro/con essays, topic overviews, primary source documents, biographies, periodical articles, images, statistics, podcasts, and many more resources!

OmniFile formerly WilsonSelect (EBSCO) – Contains the full-text of many academic journals and covers almost every area of academic study.



Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection (InfoTrac) – Includes over 100 titles covering the fields of physical therapy and sports medicine. Covering a wide spectrum of information, researchers will have access to a diverse, but focused set of topics in the field, including proven treatment techniques, experimental research theses, and many more.

Popular Culture Collection (InfoTrac) – This collection provides useful information for any researcher in a social science, history, art or liberal arts course. This collection is made up of more than 100 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals.

Popular Magazines (InfoTrac) – Popular Magazines includes more than 1,000 of the most searched magazines from InfoTrac. This database is 100% full text and includes over 600 titles recommended by Bowker’s “Magazines for Libraries.”

Prescriber’s Digital Reference  – PDR delivers innovative health knowledge products and services that support prescribing decisions and patient adherence to improve health. As a leading provider of behavior-based prescription management programs, PDR provides event-driven and clinically relevant healthcare messaging through its patented process that improves patient compliance and outcomes, while preserving privacy.

Psychology Collection (InfoTrac) – This collection gives individuals a basic understanding of the study of the mind, emotions and how the human mind develops and diminishes over time. Includes over 200 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals.

PubMed (NIH) – Mainained by the National Institute of Health, PubMed comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.



ReferenceUSA – Source of business and residential information. Includes extensive information for over 24 million U.S. businesses. Jackson District Library resource – users will need to log-in with JC/JDL library card number and PIN in order to access.

Religion and Philosophy Collection (InfoTrac) – Why do some people believe in Heaven? Is it fear, hope, upbringing or blind faith? Users of this collection can research different religions, philosophies and how they impact our daily lives.



Science MagazinePublished by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the online subscription offers complete and full-text access to Science Magazine, the premier general science publication. Content available includes journal and news articles, career information,  and media (podcast/video) resources.

Small Business Collection (InfoTrac) – Perfect for business schools and entrepreneurs, this compilation provides insights, tips, strategies and success stories. Users will find hundreds of full text subject-appropriate periodicals.

Small Business Resource Center (Gale) – Search this database to learn how to start, finance or manage your small business. Resources include sample business plans, how to guides, articles and websites.

Something About the Author Online (Gale) – Illustrated biographical profiles for hundreds of children’s authors and artists. Jackson District Library resource – users will need to log-in with JC/JDL library card number and PIN in order to access.

Statista – A database that makes statistics fun! Provides access to a huge variety of international statistics, covering everything from music to gun control to poverty rates. Everything is easily downloadable and there are a lot of ways to manipulate the data. On-campus access only.



TumbleBook Library – The TumbleBookLibrary is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books). TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books which have been licensed from children’s book publishers and converted to the TumbleBook format. Jackson District Library resource – users will need to log-in with JC/JDL library card number and PIN in order to access.

TumbleBook Cloud – These Read-Alongs highlight the sentences as they are being read, turn the page automatically, and offer the ability to follow along in 3 text sizes. They also include an innovative bookmarking feature, the ability to switch to manual in order to read at your own speed, and cool color options for the skin of our new Read-Along player. Jackson District Library resource – users will need to log-in with JC/JDL library card number and PIN in order to access.

Turfgrass Information File (TGIF) – Compiled by Michigan State University, TGIF was designed to systematically inventory published turf research and make the bibliographic information available via a computerized database. Largest publicly available database of turfgrass material in existence.



U.S. History Collection (InfoTrac) – This collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the current thinking and events in U.S. history, as well as scholarly work being established in the field. This compilation of journals provides robust and balanced coverage of this field, useful both to the novice historian as well as to the advanced academic researcher.



Vocations and Careers Collection (InfoTrac) – Finding the right career can be a daunting and high stakes task: finding an appropriate institution of learning, job searching, and maintaining a career are all topics covered by this collection, providing current and applicable content for all vocational milestones. Offering content from nearly 400 journals, this collection provides content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.



War and Terrorism Collection (InfoTrac) – A definitive periodical collection of hand selected titles for analysts, risk management professionals and students of military science, history, social science.

World History Collection (InfoTrac) – This collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the current thinking and events in World History, as well as scholarly work being established in the field. This compilation of journals provides robust and balanced coverage of this field, useful both to the novice historian as well as to the advanced academic researcher.