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Academic Search Premier (EBSCOhost)

A multi-disciplinary database including the content of the Academic Search Elite, is designed specifically for academic institutions. With a large collection of peer-reviewed full-text journals, the database offers information in nearly every area of academic study including: computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, and many more.

Academic Video Online (AVON)

Academic Video Online delivers 68,000 titles spanning the widest range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more, including interactive 360 Virtual Reality films. Search by keyword or browse channels and collections from diverse array of topics and media organizations. Tools allow users to take and share clips, cite films and view full video transcripts.


Contains ebooks, quick reference guides, infographics, drug information, learning modules and case studies, study tools, patient education resources and more.


Covers all aspects of agriculture & allied disciplines, including animal and veterinary sciences, entomology, plant sciences, forestry, aquaculture and fisheries, farming and farming systems, agricultural economics, extension and education, food and human nutrition, and earth and environmental sciences.

AHFS Consumer Medication Information

The AHFS Consumer Medication Information is a trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information, available in both English and Spanish. Published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, AHFS includes more than a thousand drug information monographs written in lay language for consumers and has been a Top Ten Award Winner in the Department of Health and Human Services National Consumer Education Materials Contest. This content is updated monthly.

American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 2

The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection Series 2 presents over 1000 titles dating from 1821 through 1837. The series two is the second of the five series created from serials holdings belonging to one of the premier repositories in the United States, the American Antiquarian Society and featuring about 6500 titles from the seventeenth through the late nineteenth century. The subject matter covered in Series 2 represents the Jacksonian Democracy era in history and is broad in scope and includes agriculture, entertainment, history, literary criticism, and politics.

American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 3

The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 3 presents over 1,800 titles dating from 1838 through 1852. Series 3 is the third of five series created from serials holdings of one of the premier repositories in the United States, the American Antiquarian Society. The themes presented in Series 3 reveal a rapidly growing young nation, where industrialization, the railroads, regional political differences, and life on the western frontier were daily realities. Subjects covered in the collection reach into every facet of American life, including science, literature, medicine, agriculture, women’s fashion, family life, and religion.

American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 4

The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection - Series 4 presents over 1,100 titles dating from 1853 through 1865. Series 4 is the fourth of five series created from serials holdings of one of the premier repositories in the United States, the American Antiquarian Society. While the Civil War is a focal point of the collection, we also find a diverse record of the continuance of daily life for many Americans—both leading up to and during the war. News from the battlefront can be found, in addition to the usual breadth of subject matter found in previous collections that include science, literature, medicine, agriculture, women’s fashion, family life, and religion.

American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 5

The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 5 presents over 2,500 titles dating from 1866 through 1877. Series 5 is the fifth of five series created from serials holdings of one of the premier repositories in the United States, the American Antiquarian Society. The themes presented in Series 5 reflect a nation that persevered through a most difficult set of circumstances: a bloody civil war that claimed hundreds of thousands of lives; the incorporation of the recently-freed African Americans into American life; a population that rapidly expanded into the Western territories. Broad subject areas covered in the collection reach into every facet of American life, including science, literature, medicine, agriculture, women’s fashion, family life, and religion.

American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection:​ 1691 - 1820

The AAS Historical Periodicals Collection: 1691-1820 presents over 500 titles from 1691 through 1820. Representing over two centuries of print culture from early colonial imports to titles published on American soil during the Revolution and early republic, Series 1 is the first of the five series created from periodical holdings from one of the premier repositories in the United States, the American Antiquarian Society. The entire AAS collection features over 7500 titles from the seventeenth through the late nineteenth century. The subject matter covered in Series 1 is broad in scope and covers all aspects of American society during this time period.

American Doctoral Dissertations, 1933 - 1955

Offers great coverage of 20th Century research as well as access to full text including more than 153,000 theses and dissertations in total, including 70,000 new citations for theses and dissertations from 1902 to the present.

AP Images Collection

This database captures the greatest events in history and brings them to life with photographs, audio sound bites, graphics and text. AP Images Collection is a primary source database from the Associated Press, one of the oldest and largest news organizations in the world.

Architectural Digest Archive

This database provides full-text access (including articles, illustrations, and advertisements) to Architectural Digest from 1922 through 2011

Art & Architecture Source

Art & Architecture Source is an art research database covering a broad range of subjects from fine, decorative and commercial art, to various areas of architecture and architectural design. It features full-text articles, indexing and abstracts for an array of journals, books and more.


A digital library of approximately 550,000 images in the areas of Art, Architecture, Cultural Studies, History, Anthropology, Canadian Studies, Indigenous Studies, Modern Languages, English, Classical Studies. Initial registration required. Instructions:

Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination

Bates’ Visual Guide delivers head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques for the (Advanced) Assessment or Introduction to Clinical Medicine course. With over 8 hours of video content, this resource provides students and faculty in medical, nursing, and related programs with a range of patient type profiles.

Biography Reference Center

Containing many of the top-ranked biographical reference collections and magazines, this database offers a comprehensive collection of full-text biographies and unique narrative biographies.

Biography Reference eBook Collection

A collection of 140 biographies and autobiographies of notable persons ranging from historical figures, to authors, artists, scientists, politicians, musicians, athletes, entertainers, and more.

Business Source Premier (EBSCOhost)

Business Source Premier, including the content of the Business Source Elite, provides full text for more than 8,000 business journals and other sources, including full text for more than 1,100 scholarly business publications. Coverage includes virtually all subject areas related to business. This database includes full text of the Harvard Business Review from 1922 to the present. Comprehensive coverage of other scholarly journals is also included. Updated daily

CaseFiles Collection

Updated regularly, this comprehensive case collection offers realistic and interactive patient cases that span 25 different areas of study in basic science, clinical rotation, and advanced levels of practice. Users can save and track their progress through modules.

CHOICE Review Online

Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries is the premier source for reviews of academic books, electronic media, and Internet resources of interest to those in higher education.

Chronicle of Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education provides news and information intended for faculty and administrators in the college community, but also provides useful data and information for students involved in academic research. Coverage of topics relevant to higher education includes global news, special reports, employment opportunity information, blogs, advice, and forums for communication.

CINAHL with Full Text

Provides access to English-language nursing journals, publications from the American Nurses' Association and the National League for Nursing, and journals from 17 allied health disciplines; also covering consumer health, health sciences librarianship, chiropractic, and health services administration literature.

Credo Reference

A database of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri and books of quotations, covering everything from art to accountancy and literature to law, including definitions for your topic, an overview of the topic, links to other library resources such as books and articles plus 200,000+ images and audio files, and nearly 200 videos.

Directory of Open Access Journals

Access to quality controlled Open Access Journals.

Dissertations & Theses @ Marywood University

Full-text dissertations by Marywood students.

Dissertations & Theses A&I (ProQuest)

Provides access to 2.3 million index and abstract records for U.S. and some international dissertations and masters theses. If published after 1997 in electronic PDF format, a 24-page preview of the document is included in the database.


Access to ebooks from trusted publishers in all academic subject areas along with powerful research tools

EBSCOhost Research Databases

Provides access to various databases which can be searched individually or simultaneously.

Encyclopedia of Analytical Science

Provides detailed information on most aspects of modern analytical science: Analysis for particular types of samples and Analytical techniques, plus bibliographical information on science, technology and medicine.


ERIC, the Educational Resource Information Center, provides access to education literature and resources. The database provides full text of more than 2,200 digests along with references for additional information and citations and abstracts from over 1,000 educational and education-related journals. ERIC documents since October 2002 ("ED" numbers) are available in PDF format at GPO Access.


Another way to access the ERIC database of educational materials from the ERIC Institute of Education Sciences covering education literature from preschool to higher and adult education.

Expressive Media: Arts Therapies Films, Trainings, & Resources

Expressive Media is a non-profit organization whose mission is to extend the healing power of the arts to people of all ages and abilities throughout the world. This resource provides a variety of resources including streaming films and an eLearning Library of trainings, podcasts, presentations, links to professional organizations, websites and events.

Genamics JournalSeek

A categorized database of freely available journal information available on the internet containing 105032 titles. Journal information includes the description (aims and scope), journal abbreviation, journal homepage link, subject category and ISSN.

Google Scholar

Provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles. From off-campus sites, go to Google Scholar Preference page, and search for Marywood University. Then check the Marywood University box. You will be asked for your Marywood e-mail login to get access to articles that are part of Marywood's collection.


GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.

Health Library Collections

Marywood Library access to LWW Health Library includes: 1. PA Core Education Collection--for students in their first year of PA school study over 35 fundamental texts covering key areas such as anatomical sciences, pathology, and biochemistry, as well as 600+ case studies and 4,800 exam review Q&As to help with PANCE preparation. 2.The PA Rotations/Specialties Collection--textbooks and multimedia covering topics for clinical rotation requirements for students in their second year of the PA curriculum, including Internal Medicine, OB/GYN, Pediatrics, Surgery, Family Medicine, and Psychiatry, as well as case studies and exam prep.

Health Source: Nursing/ Academic Edition

Provides more than 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition also features abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 journals.

HighWire Press

Full-text access to nearly 300 highly cited journals, plus simultaneous, searchable access to all of MEDLINE. HighWire Press is the world's largest archive of free, peer-reviewed, full-text life sciences research with over 380,000 free full-text articles. The journals HighWire supports focus on science, technology, and medicine.

Historical Periodicals Collection of the American Antiquarian Society

This database contains in excess of 6,500 American periodical titles in full-text (including articles, illustrations, and advertisements) from 1693 to 1877.

Job & Career Accelerator

A comprehensive collection of job search and career exploration tools including resume and letter builders with targeted samples and tips, millions of job and internship postings, interviewing advice and a personal dashboard to track your work. Registration Help.

Journal of Catholic Higher Education

The Journal of Catholic Higher Education is the peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, semi-annual journal of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities. It is the only international journal dedicated solely to the distribution of scholarly work and commentary with a focus on contemporary Catholic higher education in the United States and around the world.

JSTOR Scholarly Archive

Full-text scholarly archives of journal articles. Subjects Covered: African-American Studies, Anthropology, Architecture, Asian Studies, Ecology, Economics, Education, Finance, History, Literature, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Population Studies, Sociology, Statistics, General Science Collection. Note that current issues (from the past 2-5 years) are not included.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstract (LISTA) indexes more than 600 periodicals, plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.

Life Magazine Archive

This database provides full-text access (including articles, illustrations, and advertisements) to Life magazine from 1936 through 2000.

Literary Reference Center

A full-text database ​providing a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and time frames.

Literary Reference eBook Collection​​

Over 190 nonfiction and reference books from top educational publishers, including Abdo Publishing Company, Cherry Lake Publishing, Crabtree Publishing, Lerner Publishing Group, Rourke Publishing and dozens of university presses. In addition, the Literary Reference Center Plus eBook Collection contains several classic fiction titles.


An electronic publication offering access to a carefully maintained and easily searchable database of reviews, abstracts and bibliographic information for much of the mathematical sciences literature.


MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 5,400 current biomedical journals.

Mental Measurements Yearbook™

A comprehensive guide to over 3,000 contemporary testing instruments. Contains information essential for a complete evaluation of test products within such diverse areas as psychology, education, business, and leadership. Note: Limited to 4 simultaneous user only.

Mergent Archives

Access to a vast collection of corporate and industry related documents, covering more than 100 countries and industries. Coverage goes back to 1909. It includes PDFs of annual reports, the Moody's manuals (later renamed Mergent): Bank & Finance, Industrial, International, OTC Industrial, Public Utility, Transportation, and OTC Unlisted.

Mergent First Research

Mergent First Research contains industry analysis reports prepared by Mergent's team of industry specialists who synthesize hundreds of sources into an easy-to-digest format for a better understanding of business issues. Many specialists have advanced degrees and 10-15 years experience in business writing about companies and industries, with deep knowledge in specific areas such as banking and finance, computers and telecommunication, manufacturing, media, retail, and real estate. Mergent First Research includes 100 country profiles and regional industry reports for 29 industries in North America, Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America.

Mergent Intellect

Mergent Intellect covers industry news, facts and figures, executive contact information, and the ability to access industry profiles. The Job Search component links U.S. and Canadian company information to civilian and military occupations. The Job Search, Veterans provides occupations by military branch including employment data and the ability to search specific occupations by location for companies that hire within that profession.

Mergent Online

A database of corporate information covering over 22,000 US and foreign public companies. Information available for each company includes:a complete corporate history including acquisitions and changes in ownership structure; Lists of subsidiaries, property holdings, and key personnel; Up to 25 years of annual and quarterly financial data, including balance sheets, income statements, cash flow statements, and financial ratios; Up to 10 years of scanned, full-image, annual reports, along with full coverage of SEC filings; Extensive information about the corporation's current long term debt; Links to recent news reports.

MLA Directory of Periodicals

Offers detailed information on over 7,100 journals, with 4,400 currently indexed in the International Bibliography. The detailed entries include editorial contact information, as well as frequency, circulation, subscription prices and submission guidelines.

MLA International Bibliography

Provides records related to literature, languages, linguistics and folklore. Includes citations for journals, books, essay collections, working papers, proceedings, dissertations and bibliographies dating back to 1963. Most commonly used for finding essays of criticism on literary works.


A federally funded resource offering justice and substance abuse information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide. The NCJRS Abstracts Database contains summaries of more than 180,000 criminal justice publications.

Newspaper Source

Provides selected full text for 25 national (U.S.) and international newspapers. Also contains full text television & radio news transcripts, and selected full text for more than 200 regional (U.S.) newspapers.


The Catalog of Digital Historical Newspapers (NewspaperCat) is a tool that facilitates the discovery of online digitized historical newspaper content from newspapers published in the United States and the Caribbean.


EBSCO's Newswires provides near real-time access to top world-wide news from Associated Press, United Press International, PR Newswire, Xinhua, CNN Wire, and Business Wire on a continuous basis. This content is monitored by EBSCO and relevant results are provided when users enter searches in EBSCOhost. This collection includes AP Financial News, AP Top News, AP WorldStream, AP U.S. Politics & Government, AP 50 State Reports, UPI Security Industry, UPI Emerging Threats, UPI Business, UPI Entertainment, UPI Sports, UPI Top News, Arabia 2000, and more. End users can immediately access the full text of the web content, by following the link in the record. The index to the full text content in EBSCO Newswires is held for a rolling 30-day archive by EBSCO, so users can enjoy the previous 30 days of news relating to their search interests.

Nursing Reference Center Plus

A source for evidence-based information designed specifically for nurses. Get answers to questions quickly, access care plans, watch video demonstrations, strengthen nursing skills, earn continuing education credits and much more.

Nutrition Care Manual

A publication of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The online manual features information about risk screening, diseases, nutrition care, conversion calculators, a formulary, materials for client education, and a link for resources. Note: Limited to one simultaneous user only.


OpenDissertations is an open-access database built to assist researchers in locating both historic and contemporary dissertations and theses. Created with the generous support of the H.W. Wilson Foundation and the Congregational Library & Archives in Boston, it incorporates EBSCO’s previously released American Doctoral Dissertations, and features additional dissertation metadata contributed by select colleges and universities from around the world. Providing researchers with citations to graduate research across a span of time, from the early 20th century to the present, this database will continue to grow through regular updates and new partnerships with graduate degree-granting institutions.

OpenDOAR-Directory of Open Access Repositories

OpenDOAR is an authoritative directory of academic open access repositories. It has been identified as a key resource for the Open Access community and identified as the leader in repository directories in a study by Johns Hopkins University.

Oxford Scholarship Online

Oxford Scholarship Online (OSO) offers a library of over 16,000 outstanding academic digital books, spanning over 20 subjects across the humanities, including social sciences, sciences, medicine, and law. Read online or download chapters, create lists, bookmarks, and more.

PA Exam Prep

Offers 1,700 targeted practice questions for the PANCE and PANRE tests. Generates individualized skills reports, test score analysis available via a mobile or desktop accessible user dashboard. Users can also search for areas of focus and specific test questions and create custom study guides.

Pediatric Nutrition Care Manual

A fully realized Web-based diet manual with more than 40 major topics, including normal nutrition for all pediatric life stages, food allergies , cystic , fibrosis, nutrition support, neonatal care, developmental disabilities, cleft lip and palate, and weight management. Note: Limited to one simultaneous user only.

Philosopher's Index

Covers the areas of ethics, aesthetics, social philosophy, political philosophy, epistemology, and metaphysic logic as well as material on the philosophy of law, religion, science, history, education, and language.


Prepstep is a dynamic online learning platform offering resources for self-guided academic skill-building and tools for career and workforce readiness. Access a variety of educational resources and interactive online learning platforms. *Users must create a personal account* in order to save their work in progress, store score reports, and revisit any practice tests, tutorials, or eBooks. Registration Help.

ProQuest Search Platform

Search ProQuest's suite of databases, including Ebrary ebooks, AVON videos & audio, dissertations & theses and historical newspapers all from one central search bar.


Contains more than 100,000 full-text articles from 59 peer-reviewed journals and chapters from selected APA books.


Covers the international literature in psychology and related behavioral and social sciences including psychiatry, sociology,anthropology, education, pharmacology and linguistics.


Provides comprehensive bibliographic access to the international Medical and biomedical literature. Also provides information from the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, as well as coverage in the areas of allied health, biological and physical sciences, humanities and information science as they relate to medicine and health care, communication disorders, population biology, and reproductive biology.

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 United States.

Science Reference eBook Collection​​

This collection contains 235 science reference books from top educational publishers, including Abdo Publishing Company, Cherry Lake Publishing, Crabtree Publishing, Lerner Publishing Group, Rourke Publishing and dozens of university presses.

Social Work Abstracts (EBSCOhost)

Contains records spanning 1977 to the present, from social work and other related journals on topics such as homelessness, AIDS, child and family welfare, aging, substance abuse, legislation, community organization, etc.

Sports Illustrated Magazine Archive

This database provides full-text access (including articles, illustrations, and advertisements) to Sports Illustrated from 1954 through 2000.

Sports Nutrition Care Manual

The SNCM® is authored by the Sports and Human Performance Nutrition (SHPN) Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Offers research-based nutrition information written by authors who are Board Certified as Specialists in Sports Dietetics (CSSDs). Extensive Client Education library of more than 90 handouts, specifically for active individuals. Includes Sports Nutrition Calculators as well as tips and guidance on studying to become a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD).

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

A dynamic reference work on philosophy.

Teacher Reference Center

Teacher Reference Center provides indexing and abstracts for 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators.

Time Magazine Archive

This database provides full-text access (including articles, illustrations, and advertisements) to Time magazine from 1923 through 2000.


UpToDate is a primary resource for continuously updated, evidence-based, point of care medical knowledge base. UTD aggregates and reports the latest research, presents a comprehensive synthesis of the evidence, and recommendations for care. The editorial process is managed by a faculty of accomplished physician authors and editors, renowned leaders in their specialties. Offers mobile access options, tools and graphics, complementary patient information articles, and much more.

Web of Science:Social Sciences Citation Index

Social Sciences Citation Index is a multidisciplinary index to the journal literature of the social sciences. Researchers can search citation data (from the footnotes of each article), taking a known, relevant paper or work and finding other, more recent papers that cite it. The database offers expanded search options, including the ability to locate all cited authors (not just first authors), track times cited information, and hotlink to first and subsequent generation articles.

Wiley Online Library

A partially full text database featuring over 1,000 journals (select full-text for journals covering 1996-2010), major reference works, online books, current protocols, laboratory manuals, and databases as well as a suite of professional and management resources. Subject coverage includes business, finance and management, chemistry, computer science, earth science, education, engineering, law, life science, mathematics and statistics, psychology and physics.