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ABI/Inform Global

        This database provides US and international business information
         full-text, including the "Wall Street Journal". 
America: History & Life

This database provides citations and abstracts on the history and culture of the United States and Canada. 

American Chemical Society Publications

This database provides full text articles from more than 30 journals and publications of the American Chemical Society. Click on "Search the Journals" to search by keyword or author. Click on "Journals & Magazines" to view articles in the newest issues.
American Occupational Therapy Assoc. Abstracts

This database indexes the literature of occupational therapy and related subject areas such as rehabilitation and health care delivery or administration. It does not include the full text of the articles. This service requires a password and is limited to St. Ambrose students, faculty and staff. 


Annual Reviews

This database provides full-text access to articles from 1996 - present for the Annual Reviews in the areas of Biochemistry, Entomology, Microbiology, Neurosciences, Pharmacology, Physiology, Psychology, and Sociology. 


ARTstor is a digital library of art images and associated information. ARTstor contains over 300,000 images from a variety of cultures and time periods.  Requires Flash Player v. 6 or above and that pop-up blocking software be disabled or set to allow pop-ups from this site.

Catich Digital Collection

The database provides digital access to the artwork of Father Edward Catich, one of the world's finest calligraphers.  Fr. Catich, an art professor at St. Ambrose University, was an international authority on calligraphy, stone incising, topography, and the origin and history of the Roman alphabet.

Cochrane Library of Evidence-Based Medicine Databases

This database provides full text and abstracts of methodology reviews, trials register, protocols, assessments, and evaluations of health care interventions. 

Criminal Justice Abstracts Plus Full-Text
Covering the period of 1968 to the present, this database contains comprehensive coverage of major journals in criminology & related disciplines, reports from government & nongovernmental agencies, and books.

This service is a collection of databases (many full-text) focusing on business, health & clinical reference, academic subjects, and international newspapers.  The materials found in this service include journals, books, pamphlets, reference resources, and newspapers. 

Encyclopedia of Computer Science & Engineering

This is the full-text of the Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science & Engineering.  It includes over 300 articles addressing the latest advances and findings in computer science and engineering. 


ERIC database covers of 983,000 items focusing on journal articles and reports in education from 1966 to the present.  ERIC contains annotated references to non-journal material issued in the monthly "Resources in Education" (RIE) and to journal articles issued in the monthly "Current Index to Journals in Education" (CIJE).

FirstSearch Databases

FirstSearch is a collection of 10 different databases.  This service includes databases which provide access to dissertations, book catalogs, and journals in psychology, sociology, business, health sciences, public policy.

Grove Art Online

Grove Art Online includes the full text of over 45,000 articles and over 130,000 images.  The database provides information on civilizations, cultures, and people who have created visual art in all its forms and mediums from the beginning of time to the present day. 


Grove Music Online

Grove Music Online includes the full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians 2nd edition, The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, and The New Dictionary of Jazz 2nd edition.  It contains nearly 50,000 articles, audio musical examples, and extensive links to musical sites on the Internet. 

High Wire Press

This database provides free access to abstracts and some full-text articles in the science fields.  Full-text articles are clearly marked as "free".  Some articles require a password or subscription to obtain full text. 

Historical Abstracts

This database provides citations and abstracts about the history of the world, excluding North America, from 1450 to the present. 

Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance

Iter's bibliography includes literature pertaining to the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700). Citations for books, journal material (articles, reviews, review articles, bibliographies, catalogues, abstracts and discographies) are included, as are citations for essays in books (including entries in conference proceedings, festschriften, encyclopedias and exhibition catalogues). 


JSTOR provides full-text of 241 core academic journals in the fields of economics, history, political science, sociology, Latin American and Middle Eastern studies, etc.  The database provides complete archives of the journals. 


This database is full-text and offers access to the contents of over 5,000 journals, magazines, newspapers, legal documents and reference resources. It includes company financial information, industry and market news, foreign and U.S. newspapers, magazines and trade journals, federal and state case law, accounting information, medical news and abstracts, law reviews, state and country profiles and more. The vast majority of articles are available full-text. 

          Literature Resource Center

Literature Resource Center provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors.  It covers more than 120,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers.  It also includes a literary-historical timeline. 


The MEDLINE file contains bibliographic citations and author abstracts from approximately 3,900 current biomedical journals published in the United States and 70 foreign countries. The file contains approximately 9 million records dating back to 1966. Coverage is worldwide, but most records are from English-language sources or have English abstracts."


A comprehensive collection of full-text online books and resource materials, which can be accessed from any location through the EbscoHost database. 

OT Seeker

This is a database that contains citations and abstracts of over 2500 systematic reviews and randomized controlled trials relevant to occupational therapy.  It does not contain any full-text. 

Oxford English Dictionary

Offers comprehensive information from the Oxford English Dictionary considered "the internet's biggest, most prestige-laden reference book".

Oxford Reference Online Premium Collection

The Oxford Reference Collection provides full-text of over 125 book titles, including encyclopedias, quotations, full-color maps, dictionaries, timelines, and other reference materials. 

Book Catalog

This book catalog contains the holdings of our library and all the public, academic and special libraries in the Quad-Cities and surrounding areas, with the exception of Augustana College. You can limit your search to display only the holdings of St. Ambrose University Library, or you can search in all libraries. 

Augustana College Library book catalog details books that are available at Augustana that you can borrow.  You can request that these materials be sent to the Library for pickup at your convenience. 

PEDro - Physiotherapy Evidence Database

PEDro is a free database of over 16,500 randomised trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy. For each trial, review or guideline, PEDro provides the citation details, the abstract and a link to the full text, where possible. All trials on PEDro are independently assessed for quality. PEDro is produced by the Centre for Evidence-Based Physiotherapy at The George Institute for Global Health.

Smithsonian Institution Contributions & Studies Series

This database contains full-text documents in the areas of anthropology, botany, earth science, zoology, etc.

Social & Behavioral Sciences

          This database provides full-text for over 370 journals covering a broad range
          of psychology and business titles. 
Social Work Abstracts

Social Work Abstracts Plus, from the national association of social workers, contains two separate databases, Social Work Abstracts and the Register of Clinical Social Workers. Social Work Abstracts contains information on the fields of social work and human services from 1977 to present. The database provides exceptional coverage of more than 450 journals in all areas of the profession, including theory and practice, areas of service, social issues and social problems. The Register of Clinical Social Workers is a directory of clinical social workers in the U.S.  It contains information such as name, address, telephone number, employer, education and employment history, as well as type of practice and licensing information. This database does not supply full text information.

St. Ambrose University Dissertations

Search for dissertations written by students at St. Ambrose University.  Full text is available of dissertations published after 1996. 

Wiley Interscience Journals

Wiley Interscience provides full-text of over 250 journals on business, science,     education, law, engineering, medicine, social science, and psychology.    Searchable by keyword or publication title. 

Women Writers Project
The Brown University Women Writers Project is a long-term research project devoted to early modern women's writing and electronic text encoding.

Full Text: A full text designation does not represent the *full content* of any given journal. The extent of the full text-"ness" of a database is left to the discretion of the publisher of the individual journals. Many times, they do not include classifieds, advertisements, cartoons, charts & graphs, photographs, and anything else extraneous to the text itself.  Furthermore, because of copyright restrictions, not all the journals indexed in a full text database will be available full text. You can immediately identify whether the full text is or is not available on-line, from the citation.


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March 2012

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