Libraries of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College

 
           

Databases by Type | Reference

AccessScience

  • Full text articles from the Encyclopedia of Science & Technology plus full text biographical information, news articles, and science dictionary.

American National Biography

  • Full text biographical profiles on more than 18,000 men and women from all eras who have influenced and shaped American life, history, and culture.

ARTstor

  • ARTstor is developing a rich digital library that will offer coherent collections of art images and descriptive information as well as the software tools to enable active use of the collections. The ARTstor Library's initial content will include approximately 300,000 images covering art, architecture and archeology.

Book Review Digest Plus

  • Book Review Digest Plus is an essential library tool that brings together book reviews on a wide range of topics, from a variety of sources. Unlike reviews on book-sale sites and the open Internet, many of the reviews are serious, academic works. This invaluable resource for literary and biographical research is essential for readers’ advisory and collection development.

    EBSCOhost

Credo Reference

  • Contains all the types of reference books - dictionaries, encyclopedias, thesauri, and books of quotations, subject-specific titles covering everything from the arts to accountancy and law to literature.

Current Biography Illustrated

  • Current Biography Illustrated offers the content of the printed monthly magazine Current Biography, produced by the H.W. Wilson Company, in searchable, electronic format. Readers will be able to find accurate, up-to-date biographies drawing information from newspaper articles, magazine articles, and books. Students and patrons can search by name, profession, place of origin, gender, ethnicity, birth/death dates, titles of works and key words for more than 25,000 articles and obituaries.

    EBSCOhost

DSM Library (PsychiatryOnline.com)

  • Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - DSM-5®, DSM-IV-TR®, Handbook of Differential Diagnosis Cases from DSM-IV-TR®

Encyclopedia of Life Sciences

  • Full text overviews and news covering topics in the biological sciences.

    Wiley Online Library

European Views of the Americas 1493-1750

  • This bibliographic database is a valuable index for libraries, scholars and individuals interested in European works that relate to the Americas.  The database contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. It covers the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of native American peoples.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

  • Indexes over 25,000 records, covering an array of topics. The database contains various images, offers brief biographies as well as information in a variety of subject areas. This database is updated annually.

    EBSCOhost

Gale Virtual Reference Library

  • Database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

    Gale GVRL

Grolier Online

  • Quick reference rich with multimedia and news for researchers plus activities for teachers and librarians to use with students. For older readers - Grolier Online Passport. For younger readers - Grolier Online Kids

Grove Art Online

  • Full text articles covering all aspects of the visual arts worldwide from prehistory to the present day. Now available through the Oxford Art Online gateway.  Oxford Art Online is a portal for access to Grove Art Online, the Benezit Dictionary of Artists, and other Oxford art reference content. With multiple resources in one place, users are able to cross-search them simultaneously.

Grove Music Online

  • Full text articles covering all aspects of the music worldwide.  Now available through the Oxford Music Online gateway.  Oxford Music Online is a portal that offers users the ability to access and cross-search Grove Music Online and other Oxford reference content in one location.  

Health & Wellness Resource Center

  • Indexes health and medical journals, many with full-text. Includes pamphlets, articles from health and medical encyclopedias and dictionaries, and directories to organizations, and other sources.

Job & Career Accelerator

  • Job & Career Accelerator is the industry's most comprehensive, online job search system that puts job seekers on the Fast Track to getting hired. (Self Sign-up Required)

LexisNexis Academic

  • The news coverage includes deep backfiles and up-to-the-minute stories in national and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news, and non-English language sources. Use the included Company Dossier module to retrieve detailed company information and financial performance measures or identify and compare companies matching specific criteria.  Provides access to Shepard's Citations service for all federal and states court cases back to 1789.

MasterFILE Premier

  • Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for general reference publications dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest. Full text reference books, biographies, primary source documents, and an Image Collection of photos, maps and flags.

    EBSCOhost

Mental Measurements Yearbook

  • Full text information about and reviews of all English-language standardized tests covering educational skills, personality, vocational aptitude, psychology, and related areas. Information is from Yearbooks 9-17. Yearbooks 1-8 are in the Reference Collection. (REF BF 431 .B932)

    OvidSP

Middle and Junior High Core Collection

  • This Collection is a selective list of fiction and non-fiction books recommended for children and young adolescents (grades 5 through 9), along with review sources and other professional aids for librarians and school media specialists.

    EBSCOhost

MLA Directory of Periodicals

  • Offers detailed information on over 7,100 journals, with 4,400 currently indexed in the International Bibliography. The detailed entries include editorial contact information, as well as frequency, circulation, subscription prices and submission guidelines.

    EBSCOhost

NoveList K-8 Plus

  • NoveList K-8 Plus is a comprehensive reading resource for fiction and nonfiction.  

    EBSCOhost

NoveList Plus

  • NoveList Plus is a comprehensive readers' advisory resource for fiction and nonfiction.

    EBSCOhost

Oxford Art Online

  • Now available through the Oxford Art Online gateway, Grove Art Online features over 45,000 signed articles, 5,500 images, 40,000 image links, timelines of world art, MoMa lesson plans, and links to ARTstor (for subscribers to this service) and Art Resource. A Grove Art Online subscription now also includes access to the full text of the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, and the Oxford Companion to Western Art.

Oxford English Dictionary

  • Guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past.

Oxford Music Online

  • Now available through the Oxford Music Online gateway, Grove Music Online includes the full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition; The New Grove Dictionary of Opera; and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, second edition. A subscription to Grove Music Online now also includes access to the full text of the Oxford Companion to Music and the Oxford Dictionary of Music, and linking from Grove articles to RILM, DRAM, NAXOS and Classical Music Library for subscribers to these sites.

Oxford Reference Online Premium

  • Full text core collection of encyclopedias, dictionaries, guides, companions, and other reference sources from Oxford Press. Covers all subject areas.

ProQuest Statistical Insight

  • Statistics produced by the U.S. government, major international intergovernmental organizations, professional and trade organizations, commercial publishers, independent research organizations, state government agencies, and universities.

    ProQuest

PsychiatryOnline

  • Reference and research tool available for mental health professionals and students.

SciFinder

  • SciFinder® is a research discovery application that provides integrated access to the world's most comprehensive and authoritative source of references, substances and reactions in chemistry and related sciences.   [Note: SciFinder currently requires each user at the university to register and obtain their own login/password.]

Serials Directory

  • Up-to-date information about magazines, journals, newspapers, and other serials plus contact information on publishers. This is NOT an index to articles.

    EBSCOhost

Wright American Fiction 1851-1875

  • This is a collection of 19th century American fiction, as listed in Lyle Wright's bibliography American Fiction, 1851-1875.