Drain-Jordan Library Database List-General, West Virginia State University
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Academic One File

(Gale) Multidisciplinary database containing full-text articles and citations to academic journals and popular publications. Includes New York Times from 1985.
offcampus access

Academic Search Premier

(Ebsco) Multidisciplinary database provides full-text for more than 5,600 journals, including full-text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles.
offcampus access

America's News

"Search current and archived coverage of issues, events, people, government, sports and more with the largest collection of full-text U.S. newspapers. Includes staff-written articles, obituaries, editorials, announcements, real estate and other sections." Includes Charleston Daily Mail and Charleston Gazette from 1990's to current, as well as a number of other West Virginia Newspapers.
offcampus access

Business Source Elite

(Ebsco) Full-text for over 1,000 business publications dating back to 1985. Includes over 10,000 company profiles.
offcampus access

Chemicals in the Environment

EPA has developed information summaries on selected chemicals to describe how you might be exposed to these chemicals, how exposure to them might affect you and the environment, what happens to them in the environment, who regulates them, and whom to contact for additional information. Open access.
free public database

CQ Researcher

Reports and analysis on issues in the news, provides brief legislative histories. Provides coverage for topics on health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy.
offcampus access

Directory of Open Access Journals

Multidisciplinary collection of open access academic journals. Can search for journal titles or keyword search for articles.
free public access

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

(Ebsco) Provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries.
offcampus access


(Ebsco) Collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Provides indexing and abstracts for over 384,000 records, as well as open access full text for more than 4,700 records.
offcampus access

Health Source - Consumer Edition

(Ebsco) Provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines.
offcampus access

Historic Newspapers

"Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1836 - 1922 or use the U.S. newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690 - present."
free public access

Job & Career Accelerator

(WVLC) Database for job searching, will need to create a free username and password (same username and password used for Learning Express Library), access provided by the West Virginia Library Commission.
through WVLC

JSTOR - Early Journal Content

Articles covering various subject areas, full-text available prior to 1923 for US publications, and prior to 1879 worldwide. To ensure a full-text only result keep "Include only content I can access" selected.
free public access to early journal content

Learning Express Library

(WVLC) Practice tests for standardized tests, for occupations, college entrance, and lessons for basic computer skills. Will need to create a free username and password (use same one as for Job & Career Accelerator). Access provided by the West Virginia Library Commission.
through WVLC

Library, Information Science & Tech Abstracts (LISTA)

(Ebsco) Abstracts for journals, books, research reports and proceedings for subjects including librarianship, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.
offcampus access

Master FILE Premier

(Ebsco) Multidisciplinary database including full-text periodicals covering general interest subject areas. Contains an image collection with photos, maps and flags.
offcampus access

MLA International Bibliography

(Gale/Infotrac) Detailed bibliography of journal articles, books and dissertations. Subjects include literature, language, linguistics, folklore, literary theory and criticism.
MLA Directory of Periodicals available under this database's advanced search screen.
offcampus access

Newspaper Source

(Ebsco) Cover to cover and selective full-text for US and international papers.
offcampus access

Photographic Archives Catalog

(Smithsonian American Art Museum) Contains over half a million photographs, negative and slides documenting American art from colonial to contemporary times (about 20% of collection is digitized). Notable collections: Peter A. Juley & Son Collection, Walter Rosenblum Collection, American Sculpture Photograph Study Collection, Library of Congress Copyright Deposit Collection. Open access.
free public database

Points of View Reference Center

(Ebsco) Designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects.
offcampus access

Primary Search

(Ebsco) Full-text for over 70 popular magazines for elementary school research.
offcampus access

Regional Business News

(Ebsco) More than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.
offcampus access

TOPIC Search

(Ebsco) Current events database, contains articles and citations on social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics.
offcampus access


Periodicals' directory, provides bibliographic and publisher information on over 300,000 periodicals.