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  • Google Scholar
    An open-access search engine that looks for content it identifies as "scholarly" on the free web. Emphasis is on books and journal articles. Intended as a "federated search" to search across disciplines (weighted toward sciences and social sciences). Not always full text. Be sure to check library catalog to see if Muhlenberg has access to the full text.
  • ScienceDirect College Edition Health and Life Sciences
    This database includes 1000+ full-text Elsevier journals in the areas of health and life sciences. Coverage spans 1995 to the present.
  • Springer E-books
    Books in various disciplines, but focusing on the sciences, Trexler library has access to thousands of e-books through Springerlink. The full text of many books can be accessed through this link. Those books not accessible to Trexler Library patrons can be interlibrary loaned.
  • Springerlink
    Over 1,700 journals from Springer-Verlag with coverage from 1997 to present. Subjects covered focus on the natural sciences, but also include significant titles in behavioral sciences, humanities, social sciences and law.


  • Business Source Complete
    Available by library subscription. Largely full text database of scholarly and trade journals covering all aspects of accounting, business, and economics. Full text journals include, among many others, the Harvard Business Review (1985-present, including all cases originally published in the Review), Academy of Management Journal, Accounting Review, and Journal of Marketing. Also includes several hundred in-depth reports on publicly traded companies. To access, click on the Company Profiles tab at the top of Business Source Complete.
  • EconLit
    Citations from scholarly journal articles, books, book chapter, working papers, conference papers, and more in economics. Especially useful for research on a country's economic policies, development issues, and trade. Use the Check for Full Text buttons to check for full text online or in the library.

History and Culture

  • Academic Search Complete
    Large and diverse database that covers most academic disciplines. Contains both scholarly and non-academic resources. Includes many articles in full text.
  • America: History & Life with Full Text
    The definitive database of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. With selective indexing for 1,700 journals from 1964 to present, this database is without question the most important bibliographic reference tool for students and scholars of U.S. and Canadian history. Full text journals include American Historical Review, American 19th Century History, American Studies, Early American Studies, Journal of American Culture, Journal of American History, Journal of Early American History, and Journal of Military History.
  • Encompass Search
    Encompass Search searches for books and other resources, first in our own library, and then beyond, in other research libraries.
    Searchable collections of full-text journals across many disciplines. Contains full-text of many biology, botany, ecology journal titles. (Note: To restrict results to particular journals/disciplines, from Advanced Search screen, choose discipline category/ies.)

Web Resources

Citing Sources

For information on citation styles, consult the following resources.

Writer's Handbook (University of Wisconsin--Madison)

Trexler Library handouts on citation styles:
GETTING THERE: Library Homepage -- Citation Guides (in the Research Help box).


    Interlibrary Loan

    Most any item not immediately available in our library or in the research databases can be requested on interlibrary loan by filling out the appropriate form for articles or books.

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