Database Trials


CINAHL provides access to one of the most comprehensive index of journals on nursing and allied health subjects. The large quantity of full-text material available in this resource makes it a fantastic research tool among nursing and health students.

ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source

ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source:This resource provides access to leading nursing journals, as well as reference material for practice and many additional peer-reviewed journals.

Oxford Handbooks Online

Oxford Handbooks are premier sources for condensing scholarly consensus on any number of issues. Drawing from the latest scholarship throughout academia, the Handbooks are an excellent starting point for nearly any research project.

Oxford Bibliographies Online

Oxford Bibliographies Online: An entirely new research tool for the social sciences and humanities. A scholar-curated library of discipline-based subject modules, OBO is designed to help busy researchers find reliable sources of information in half the time by directing them to exactly the right chapter, book, website, archive, or data set they need for their research.

Master Academic Ebook Collection

Master Academic Ebook Collection: Provides a range of academic titles that may be easily read on any Web-enabled device.

Business Expert Press

Business Expert Press provides access to a number of business-related ebook titles. This is an excellent resource for business and business ed. students.

SAGE Business Researcher

SAGE Business Researcher In-depth reports, data, academic scholarship, expert opinion and more.
Username: SBRLIVE2
Password: Trial2015

Science Online

Science Online offers an excellent curriculum tool for science educators. Search the content for Common Core standards, or browse the collection of articles on recent discoveries and advances in many disciplines.
Username: vcsu
Password: aml2014

Today's Science

Today’s Science is an award-winning resource for researching breaking scientific discoveries and scientist biographies. It provides access to a number of science news articles, as well as an extensive backfile.
Username: vcsu
Password: aml2014

Please do let us know if you would like us to look further into any of these databases to purchase. Or if you have another to suggest, please let us know, and we can set up a trial during this month!

Your Collection Development/Liaison Librarian (by Department) is:
Business, Math, Science, Nursing, HPE = Tuya Dutton at
Fine Arts, Communications, Social Sciences = Sam Stover at
Education and North Dakota Studies = Donna James at

Best Freely Available Resources:

Global Edge : Published by Michigan State University, Global Edge provides access to international business information and research topics.
Practical Money Skills : Provides helpful tips and resources for developing crucial financial literacy skills.
State of Growing America : Published by the Economic Policy Institute, the State of Growing America provides access to an extensive amount of information on living conditions, employment trends, wages, and other facets of the U.S. economy.
Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics: Devoted to chronicling crime statistics around the country. Offered by the University at Albany's School of Criminal Justice.
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
: An incredible, free, online encyclopedia covering nearly every area of philosophy and important philosophers throughout history.