For most of the following products, passwords are not needed for on-campus use; however, log-ins and passwords are needed for remote use.
Free and Book Databases
The following databases are free to use.
- American Memory
- Arkansas Publications Index
- Bartlett’s Book of Familiar Quotations
- Biographical Dictionary
- BioMed Central
- DOAG: Directory of Open Access Journals
- Encyclopedia of Arkansas
- Find Articles
- Gale Literary Index
- GPO Access
- Information Please Almanac
- Making of America Journals
- NCJRS: National Criminal Justice Reference Service
- PubMed Central
- SCIRUS: scientific information
- Urban Dictionary
- U. S. Politics & World News: News about current administration
- Wikipedia: Great for current topic discussion but user should verify the information with reliable sources!
The following databases are book sources.
- Bartleby.com: English & American non-fiction, fiction, and verse
- Digital Book Index : More than 116,000 digitized books, over half FREE
- Eserver.org: Accessible Writing/a>:
- Internet Archive: Digitized books
- Internet Public Library: more than 15,000 titles
- Literature for Children: over 500 children’s literature titles, pre-1850 to post-1950
- Online Books Page: more than 12,000 titles
- WorldCat: useful for ILL
For databases with a * next to them, remote access is available. Get user names and passwords from the following:
- Current student may access the “Contact Us” page to request passwords;
- Students, faculty and staff may login to their Moodle accounts to access the usernames and passwords in the Student Lounge.
More and more databases now include BOOK information as well as information from periodicals – look carefully at options to find book information. Other notes on database selection:
- EBSCOHost, JSTOR, and ProQuest, contain full-text articles from thousands of periodicals (newspapers, magazines, and journals, etc.).
- The Discovering Collection contains information from reference books; access always requires a password.
- World Book gives BRTC students access to the most up-to-date information from a collegiate encyclopedia,
- FirstSearch WorldCat is especially good for locating books on particular subjects to borrow through interlibrary loan.
- Granger’s has approximately 200,000 full-text poems with accompanying information.
- More and more databases now include BOOK information as well as information from periodicals – look carefully at options to find book information.
A groundbreaking digital resource exclusively devoted to African American historic research.
Criminal Justice Database is a comprehensive database supporting research on crime, its causes and impacts, legal and social implications, as well as litigation and crime trends. As well as U.S. and international scholarly journals, it includes correctional and law enforcement trade publications, dissertations, crime reports, crime blogs and other material relevant for researchers or those preparing for careers in criminal justice, law enforcement and related fields.
Full-text information from reference BOOKS, 22 multi-volume titles published by Gale. This book source has timeline events; audio and video files; plot summaries; essays; collegiate, biographical, and geographical dictionaries, and about 20,000 biography entries. This database always requires a password, even in the library.
Thousands of scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers covering virtually every discipline of academic study….Most articles are full-text. EBSCOHost indexes from 1984 to the present with daily updates. Various indexes can be selected for particular subjects, such as nursing, health, business, etc., but Academic Search Elite is an index that college students should always select, since it covers many academic journals. A subject search can be done by adding SU to the search (example: SU dolphins).
(basic) – Unlimited searches on about a dozen databases: WorldCAT, OCLC Online Union List of Periodicals, ArticlesFirst, ContentsFirst, Electronic Collections Online, GPO Month Catalog, NetFirst, ERIC, MEDLINE, PapersFirst, Proceedings, and World Almanac. No full-text – only abstracts. (Note: WorldCat is a good resource for locating books on particular subjects for interlibrary loan.)
(complete) – Debit searches of 70+ databases (This is a pay-per-use service that requires librarian’s assistance, authorization number, and password.)
Almost 200,000 of the “most respected and studied poems from around the world” in full-text, with biographies, commentaries, critical context, glossary, and more. Content continually added.
This data base has information on a wide range of health-related topics as well and many illustrations and videos. It provides information on today’s most pressing health topics.
Collection of primary and secondary sources on global history from ancient times to the present day.
This data base has timely, in depth, and objective articles on today’s controversial issues. It includes topics in politics, government, business, education, and so on. It is an excellent resource for research papers.
JSTOR (remote access link is in Moodle)
Archives of over 300 journals in many, many disciplines (all in full-text). The BRTC Library subscribes to the Arts and Sciences I and II Collections, as well as the Language and Literature Collection. Arts & Sciences I Collection has journal titles in fifteen disciplines, including economics, history, political science, sociology, ecology, mathematics, statistics, and related fields. Arts and Sciences II Collection adds depth to Collection I, plus offers core journals in several new disciplines, such as archaeology, classics, and African studies. The Language and Literature Collection spans the literary cultures of many different countries and contains articles in several languages. Also included is a range of core journals covering literary criticism. JSTOR is continually adding reference linking, allowing users “to follow a link from a reference in an article directly to the cited article.”
LexisNexis provides computer-assisted legal research. The database contains current statues, case judgments and opinions, as well as journal articles.
Provides access to over 1,400 essential publications in full text covering topics across all areas of the medical sciences. The content is diverse enough to support the needs of medical students, faculty, and clinicians.
Abstracts of authoritative information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and more from the National Library of Medicine.
Provides users with reliable healthcare information covering nursing, allied health, alternative and complementary medicine, and more. Suitable for researchers at healthcare facilities in addition to students of nursing and allied health programs at academic institutions.
Full-text of leading political science and international relations journals. Provides full-text coverage of many core titles from Worldwide Political Science Abstracts.
Pronunciator provides both guided and self-directed instructions for 80 foreign languages, and ESL for 50 non-English languages. Includes a Course Designer for the creation and deployment of custom courses by educators.
Pronunciator is an interactive platform; each person will create an individual log-in.
(Periodical Abstracts Research II edition) – More than 2,000 periodicals covering virtually every topic from current news to historical events. For most titles coverage dates from 1990, but some back files go back as far as 1971. Current coverage of articles from The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal are also included. All articles have abstracts, and over 60% are full-text.
Developed to help students do more effective research and assist educators in teaching the information literacy core principles of finding, evaluating, and using information.
Background and analysis on 350+ leading issues, providing pros and cons on social, scientific, health, historic, economic, political, and global issues.
Reliable source from magazines, books, encyclopedias and other resources free to all Arkansas residents
from library, school, home or office. Look for current events, science, business, health, notable people, hobbies, and much more.
Premier resource for students and researchers at the university level with comprehensive reference tool that includes encyclopedia, multimedia, e-book, and primary source databases, fully integrated in a single search. World Book gives BRTC students access to the most up-to-date information from a collegiate encyclopedia.