From the TMC Library Web site the TMCS community has access to all of the library’s databases described below. All of these databases are accessible from off campus as well as on campus using your institutional MasterNet id and password.
To access these databases go to http://www.masters.edu. From the menu on the left select “Campus Services” and then select “Library” [or go directly to http://www.masters.edu/library]. Once at the library Web site select “Databases/Indexes”.
Complete instructions on how to use each of these databases are available by clicking on the HELP buttons at each site. If you encounter difficulties accessing these databases or need additional help with your research, please contact the Reference Librarian, Miss
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ABI Inform Index (FirstSearch) 1971 to present
ABI Inform provides abstracts of articles on business and management from
Academic Search Premier (EBSCOhost) 1985 to present
Academic Search is a multi-disciplinary, article index covering virtually every area of academic study, with full text for nearly 4,700 publications including more than 3,600 peer-reviewed publications. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for nearly 8,200 journals in the collection.
AGRICOLA (FirstSearch) 1970 to present
AGRICOLA indexes materials relating to all aspects of agriculture, forestry, and animal science including these subject areas: agricultural economics, animal science, chemistry, energy, entomology, food science, forestry, geography, home economics, human nutrition, insect control, life sciences, natural resources, plant diseases, rural sociology and veterinary medicine.
AHSearch (FirstSearch) 1980 to present
Arts and Humanities Citation Index provides citations and abstracts to the world's leading arts and humanities journals with select articles in the social sciences and sciences
Alt Health Watch (EBSCOhost) 1990 to present
Alternative Health Watch provides full text for more than 140 publications across the full spectrum of subject areas covered by complementary and alternative medicine dating back to 1990 including many peer-reviewed journals.
AltPressIndex (FirstSearch) 1991 to present
Alternative Press Index is a comprehensive guide to alternative, radical and left sources of information. Coverage is international and interdisciplinary and provides in-depth coverage in the humanities and social sciences.
AltPressIndex Archive (FirstSearch) 1969-1990
Alternative Press Index Archive indexes journals covering cultural, economic, political & social change including these subject areas: anarchism, democracy, ecology, economics, feminism, indigenous peoples, labor, national liberation, socialism - theory and practice.
ANB is the premier biographical resource for notable people in American history (only dead people, but all genders and ethnicities).
Authoritative, analytic reviews in 30 focused disciplines within the Biomedical, Physical, and Social Sciences.
ArticleFirst (FirstSearch) 1990 to present
Article First is an OCLC index of articles from the contents pages of select journals. Includes items listed on the table of contents pages of journals covering these areas business, humanities, medicine, popular culture, science, social science, technology. For most of the items in this indexing tool a list of libraries that have the journal title is also provided.
ATLA/ATLAS (FirstSearch) 1949 to present
The American Theological Library Association database includes Religion Index One (RIO) which indexes several thousand religious magazines and journals, Religion Index Two (RIT) which indexes multi-author works and Index to Book
BasicBIOSIS (FirstSearch) Current year and most recent four update years.
Basic BIOSIS includes popular and scholarly science journals written for undergraduate non-biology majors from virtually every life science discipline including: agriculture, biochemistry, biology, biotechnology, botany, ecology, environment, genetics, medicine, neuroscience, nutrition, physiology, public health.
Biography Resource Center is a comprehensive full-text database of biographical information on people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas.
BioDigest (FirstSearch) 1989 to present
Biology Digest provides detailed abstracts of life-science information written in a non-technical style including these subject areas: botany, environmental science, health, life sciences, medicine, and zoology.
Books in Print (FirstSearch)
Descriptions of in-print, out-of-print, and forthcoming books, audios, and videos from North American publishers and
BusDateline (FirstSearch) 1985 to present
Business Dateline provides online articles from regional publications, Business Wire press releases, and major newspapers and includes information about library resources that describe regional business activities and trends and major stories on local firms, their products, and executives. Subjects covered include company profiles, corporate planning, executive profiles, financial services, human resources, marketing, real estate, regional business environments, research and development, high technology, service industries and transportation.
BusIndustry (FirstSearch) 1994 to present
Business & Industry contains important facts, figures and key events for international public and private companies, industries, products, and markets for manufacturing and service industries. It covers all the primary business information sources--from leading trade magazines, newsletters, and the general business press to international business dailies.
BusinessOrgs (FirstSearch) Current year
Business Organizations, Agencies & Publications Directory of organizations that serve business and industry includes abstracts in most records describing the organization's products and services and gives other information about the organization, such as founding date, membership size, and publications.
Business Source Premier varied dates of coverage
Business Source provides the full text for nearly 8,200 serials back to 1965 including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed business publications. It also contains PDF for more than 350 of the top scholarly journals dating as far back as 1922 and searchable cited references back as far as 1998. Coverage includes virtually all subject areas related to business.
Bus/Management (FirstSearch) 1995 to present
Business and Management Practices contains articles about the practical aspects of business management issues and business practices including: benchmark planning, best practices, business plans, corporate culture, expansion, long range planning, quality control, reengineering, resources case studies and guidelines, technology.
Christian Periodical Index 1956 to present
CPI provides citation indexing to English language articles and reviews written from an evangelical perspective. Coverage is representative of the major doctrinal positions within evangelical Christianity.
Clase and Periodica (FirstSearch) Clase: 1975 to present; Periodica: 1978 to present
Index of Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities published in Spanish, Portuguese, French and English languages. Contains information from articles, essays, book reviews, monographs, conference proceedings, technical reports, interviews and brief notes published in journals edited in 24 different countries of Latin America and the
Classic Protestant Texts
Classic Protestant Texts is a uniquely exhaustive resource for study in the religious and social upheavals of the 16th and 17th centuries. This database gives researchers access to an extensive range of seminal works from the Reformation and post-Reformation eras and offers a constantly growing treasury of theological writings, biblical commentaries, confessional documents, and polemical treatises written by more than 300 Protestant authors.
ฒClassical Music Library
Classical Music Library is the world's first classical music listening service for libraries. It contains a growing collection of 27,000-plus tracks for listening and searching with 1000s of program notes and biographies and 100s of music playlists. Users can see a list of all the works by a particular composer and view all the available recordings. All music is legally licensed from leading recording labels and artists.
Clinical Pharmacology (EBSCOhost)
Clinical Pharmacology provides access to up-to-date, concise and clinically-relevant drug monographs for all
Computer Science Index (EBSCO) mid 1950’s to present
Computer Science Index covers computer science at the highest scholarly and technical levels. Subject areas include artificial intelligence, expert systems, system design, data structures, computer theory, computer systems and architecture, software engineering, human-computer interaction, new technologies, social and professional context, and much more.
ConsumerIndex (FirstSearch) 1986 to present
Consumers Index provides access to information about evaluations, tests, alerts, warnings, and recalls of specific products, services, and facilities. It abstracts articles on all aspects of consumerism and consumer protection with links to the best Internet resources and print publications for consumers offering free, direct access to the contents of full-text journals (e.g., FDA Consumer), news releases, booklets, recalls, and other sources available via the World Wide Web.
CQ Researcher (Congressional Quarterly) 1991 to present
Formerly Editorial Research Reports this weekly publication covers the most current and controversial issues of the day with complete summaries, insight into all sides of the issues. It offers in-depth, non-biased coverage of political and social issues, with regular reports on topics in health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the
CQWeekly (Congressional Quarterly) 1983 to present
Nonpartisan news and analysis of the U.S. Congress: status of bills, votes and amendments, floor and committee activity.
CWI (FirstSearch) 1992 to present
Contemporary Women’s Issues provides full-text access to global information on the health and human rights of women in over 150 countries. It indexes books, journals, newsletters, research reports from non-profit groups, government and international agencies, and fact sheets.
Dictionary of National Biography
DNB provides biographies of people who shaped the history of the
Disclosure (FirstSearch) 1986 to present
Disclosure Corporate Snapshots is a directory of information on companies publicly traded on
Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans 1639-1800
Evans Collection of books, pamphlets, broadsides and other imprints are from those listed in the renowned bibliography by Charles Evans.
Early English Books Online - Biblical Studies Topical Collection 1475-1700
EEBO is digitized from the UMIฎ Early English Books collection in microform. The Biblical Studies Topical Collection includes every work listed in the Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640), Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700), and the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661) on the following subjects: Sermons, Hermeneutics, Commentaries, Interpretation and Bibles.
EBSCO Animals (EBSCOhost)
EBSCO Animals provides in-depth information on a variety of topics relating to animals. The database consists of indexing, abstracts, and full text records describing the nature and habitat of familiar animals.
ECO (FirstSearch) 1995 to present
Electronic Collections Online is an OCLC collection of scholarly journals covering these areas of research: agriculture, anthropology, business, economics, education, fine arts, geography, history, language, law, library science, literature, medicine, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, science, social science and technology.
EconLit (FirstSearch) 1969 to present
EconLit provides citations for dissertations and articles in journals, books and working papers on economics.
The complete encyclopๆdia, with related Internet sites and Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary the leading online dictionary, now with pronunciation guides
ERIC (FirstSearch) 1966 to 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).
EssayGenLit (FirstSearch) 1985 to present
Essay and General Literature Index enables the searcher to find contents in collected works focusing on humanities and social sciences. It cites essays and articles contained in collections of essays and other works published in the
FactSearch (FirstSearch) 1984 to present
FactSearch is a specialized database of full-text statistical statements on current social, economic, political, health, and environmental issues and public policy topics, excerpted from more than 1,100 mainstream and alternative serial sources.
Funk & Wagnall’s
Funk & Wagnall’s
GeoBase (FirstSearch) 1980 to present
GeoBase indexes worldwide literature on geography, geology, and ecology covering journals, books, monographs, conference proceedings, and reports in these subject areas: cartography, climatology, energy, environment, geochemistry, geomorphology, geophysics, hydrology, meteorology, paleontology, petrology, photogrammetry, sedimentology and volcanology.
GPOMonthly (FirstSearch) 1976 to present
Government Printing Office Monthly covers all types of
Guide to Social Sciences and Religion in Periodical Literature
GSSR indexes several hundred journals in the areas of religion and the social sciences.
Health Source: Consumer Edition (EBSCOhost)
Health Source Consumer provides information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.
Information provided in this database should not be viewed as a means for self-diagnosis or a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (EBSCOhost)
Health Source Nursing provides nearly 600 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. It also features abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 journals.
Historic Documents (Congressional Quarterly)
Historic Documents contains primary documents of the most significant events of the year. These documents range from presidential speeches, international agreements, and Supreme Court decisions to
Historical Abstracts (
Historical Abstracts provides indexing and abstracting coverage of the world excluding the
Lexis/Nexis Academic provides full-text access to a wide range of news, business, legal, medical and reference information.
Literature Online provides the primary text of English and American literature from the year 600 to the present day (poetry, drama, prose), plus biographical and bibliographical information and key works of criticism and reference.
Literature Resource Center provides biographies, criticisms and bibliographies of authors from all genres of literature.
MAS Ultra - School Edition (EBSCOhost)
MAS Ultra Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database provides full text for over 500 popular general interest and current events publications with information dating back as far as 1975 for key magazines. It also provides nearly 550 full text pamphlets, 252 full text reference books, nearly 100,000 biographies, 76,000 primary source documents, and an image collection of 116,000 photos, maps and flags.
MEDLINE (FirstSearch) 1965 to present
MEDLINE corresponds to the print indexes Index Medicus, Index to Dental Literature, and International Nursing Index which cover all areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing.
Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary
The full-text of this dictionary is available as part of the
Military & Government Collection (EBSCOhost)
Military & Government Collection is designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government. It provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals and indexing and abstracts for nearly 400 titles.
National Newspapers (Proquest) Varied holdings.
Naxos Music Library Jazz is one of the most comprehensive collections of Jazz music available online. It offers close to 20,000* tracks of jazz from over 1,850* albums. Over 500* jazz artists are represented. Naxos Music Library Jazz comprises Naxos Jazz and the 22 labels of Fantasy Jazz. (*As of November 2005)
Naxos Sheet Music delivers digital sheet music of over 10,000 works which can be printed or downloaded by the user.
Naxos Spoken Word provides a vast range of literature and poetry from medieval times to the twentieth century. Many texts are available to follow on screen and can also be printed out. However, it is not possible to download or burn to CD any content on Naxos Spoken Word Library. Users can easily gain online access to the catalogue number of the disc needed, and purchase it at a local record store, or order it through online retailers which you can find on the website www.naxos-audiobooks.com.
New Testament Abstracts (EBSCOhost) 1985 to the present
NTA provides abstracts of articles, reviews, books and software are selected for inclusion from more than 500 periodicals in numerous languages covering the New Testament and its historical milieu. Nearly 850 current books are also summarized annually. See also New Testament Abstracts print 1958-84.
NewsAbs (FirstSearch) 1989 to present
Newspaper Abstracts indexes and provides abstracts to significant items from over 50
Newspaper Source (EBSCOhost)
Newspaper Source provides selected full text coverage for more than 25 newspapers and other sources. This collection includes cover-to-cover full text for USA Today, The Christian Science Monitor and The Times (
Old Testament Abstracts (EBSCOhost) 1978 to present
OTA is intended for clergy and scholars of the Old Testament and its historical milieu including intertestamental, apocrypha and New Testament use:
Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center is a dynamic online library of current event topics--the facts as well as the arguments of each topic's proponents and detractors. It provides electronic access to a reference program of statistics, government data, legislation and more.
The OED is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of words, both present and past.
Oxford Reference Online contains over 100 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press. It is a fully-indexed, cross-searchable database.
The very best scholarly books in the humanities and social sciences are searchable in this online database. The full text of
PapersFirst (FirstSearch) 1993 to present
PapersFirst is an OCLC index of papers presented at conferences worldwide and covers every published congress, symposium, conference, exposition, workshop and meeting received by The British Library Document Supply Centre. A wide variety of subjects are discussed at the covered meetings.
Periodical Abstracts (FirstSearch) 1986 to present
Contains abstracts from over 2,100 general and academic journals covering these subject areas: business, economics, literature, psychology, religion and women's studies. It also contains records for transcripts of significant segments of more than 80 news- and lifestyle-oriented television and radio programs.
Philosopher's Index (
Philosopher’s Index is a bibliographic database with abstracts covering scholarly research in all areas of philosophy. It includes journal articles, books, book chapters such as contributions to an anthology, and book reviews.
Primary Search (EBSCOhost) 1990 to present
Primary Search provides full text for more than 50 popular, magazines for elementary school research dating back to 1990. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).
Proceedings (FirstSearch) 1993 to present
An OCLC index of worldwide conference proceedings this database covers every published congress, symposium, conference, exposition, workshop and meeting received by The British Library Document Supply Centre and each record contains a list of the papers presented at each conference.
Proquest Dissertations and Theses 1861 to the present.
Proquest Dissertations indexes more than 2 million doctoral dissertations and master's theses with more than 600,000 available in native or image PDF formats for immediate free download.
Proquest Research Library
Proquest Research Library provides indexing, abstracting and full-text of magazines and journals on a wide variety of academic subjects
Proquest Religion 1986 to present
Proquest Religion indexes a collection of journals covering religious issues and perspectives, including religious news and information, commentary on topics of general interest from the perspective of a particular religion, and formal theological studies.
PsycFIRST (FirstSearch) Current year and most recent three update years
Psychology material selected from periodicals written in over 25 languages and current chapter and book coverage of worldwide English language materials for psychology and psychological aspects of related disciplines.
Regional Business News (EBSCOhost) updated daily
Regional Business News provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the
Religious & Theological Abstracts
R&TA provides objective summaries of articles appearing in scholarly journals in the fields of Religion and Theology.
Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy
REP covers an unparalleled breadth of subject matter, including Anglo-American, ethical and political, cross-cultural, interdisciplinary, continental and contemporary philosophy. REP provides access to the latest scholarship and major developments in philosophical inquiry worldwide.
SIRS Researcher (FirstSearch) 1988 to present
SIRS Researcher contains articles on social, scientific, political, and economic issues selected from domestic and international newspapers, magazines, journals, and government publications.
WilsonSelectPlus (FirstSearch) 1994 to present.
Wilson Select provides full text, indexed and abstracted articles in science, humanities, education and business.
World Almanacs (FirstSearch) 1998 to present
Find biographies, encyclopedia entries, fact and statistics in Funk & Wagnall's New Encyclopedia and in these four almanacs: The World Almanac and Book of Facts, The World Almanac of the
World Data Analyst (Britannica) Data reflects the most recent available statistics
Create tables and charts comparing countries across multiple statistical categories, or focus on statistics for a single country. Create tables and charts comparing changes over time. Data spans up to 90 years. View up-to-date information for individual countries.
OCLC catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide
All material cataloged by OCLC member libraries including: books, manuscripts, websites and internet resources, musical scores, journals and magazines, sound recordings, papers, and video recordings.
WorldCat Dissertations (FirstSearch) updated daily
A database of all dissertations and theses available in WorldCat.
Worldscope (FirstSearch) Current Information
Basic financial information on public companies worldwide. Includes business descriptions, key ratios, financial information and officers gleaned from annual reports, disclosure statements, newspapers and wire services.
xReferPlus is an online reference library that provides access to a selection of several hundred reference books in the form of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri and books of quotations. Included is a broad range of subject-specific titles covering everything from art to technology.