Databases A-Z

Below is a list of library databases to which George Fox University subscribes.  You can also access trial databases.

Licensed databases are restricted to members of the George Fox community. George Fox students and faculty may also request Interlibrary Loan Service for items not held in George Fox library collections.

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Business database with full‐text journals, trade publications, dissertations, conference proceedings and market reports.

Academic Search Premier
Large scholarly, multidiscipline, full-text database designed specifically for academic institutions. Contains full text for thousands of peer-reviewed publications, in nearly all academic areas of study.

ACLS Humanities E-Books

ACS Publications
Dozens of research journals published by the American Chemical Society.  Also includes Chemical & Engineering News, the ACS weekly newsmagazine covering the chemical enterprise.

Research and information on all aspects of agriculture. Coverage: 1970 to present. Millions of citations from the National Agricultural Library with links to over 240 full-text magazines/journals.

America: History and Life
Historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory - present.

American Writers Collection
Biographical and critical essays on the work of important American writers.

Art Full Text
Covers hundreds of international peer-selected publications, including Latin American, Canadian, Asian and other non-Western art, new artists, contemporary art, exhibition reviews, and feminist criticism.  Areas covered include Advertising Art, Antiques, Archaeology, Architecture and Architectural History, Art History, Computers in Art, Crafts, Decorative Arts, Fashion Design, Folk Art, Graphic Arts, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Motion Pictures, Museology, Non-Western Art, Painting, Photography, Pottery, Sculpture, Television, Textiles, and Video. 

Article 1st
Covers science, technology, medicine, social science, business and the humanities and popular culture from 1990-present.

ATLA Full Text Plus
Covers works in and related to the field of religion. Provides citations and full text for journals, essays in multiauthor works, book reviews, and doctor of ministry projects.  Tutorial videos


Banking Information Source
Banking - periodicals, reports and financial and industry news

Full-text, thoroughly linked database of journal articles in biology. Coverage begins in 2000.

Birds of North America Online
Comprehensive reference covering the life histories of North American birds. Contains image and video galleries showing behaviors, habitat, nests, eggs and nestlings, and more.  Hear recordings of birds' songs and calls.

Book Review Digest Plus
More than 1.3 million reviews on more than 550,000 books.  Updated daily with retrospective coverage back to 1983.

Britannica Academic
The world-famous Encyclopædia Britannica customized for college-level users.

Britannica Escolar
Spanish-language encyclopdia for primary and secondary education.

British Writers
Critical and biographical analysis of writers of British, Irish, and Commonwealth literature from the 14th-century-present.

Business Source Complete
Covers thousands of journals in all business disciplines, including marketing, management, accounting, finance and economics. Additional full text, non-journal content includes industry reports, company profiles, country reports, case studies, market research reports, SWOT analyses, financial data, and more.



Cabell's Directory
Designed to help professors, graduate students and researchers publish their manuscripts.

Cambridge Histories Online
Renowned texts of the Cambridge Histories series.

Cambridge Journals Online
200+ full-text journals from Cambridge.

Christian Periodical Index
Article and review indexing for evangelical Christian journals dating back to 1976.

CINAHL with Full Text
Indexing for 3,000 journals in the fields of nursing and allied health, with full text for more than 600.

Cochrane Collection Plus
Articles, books, research reports, and conference proceedings related to the effects of healthcare, the conduct of controlled trials, the cost and effects of drugs, treatments and procedures, and systematic reviews of healthcare.

Communication and Mass Media Complete
Covers hundreds of journals.  Includes a sophisticated Communication Thesaurus and thousands of author profiles.

The Conference Board
Best known for the Consumer Confidence Index and the Leading Economic Indicators, the Conference Board publishes approximately 1,500 reports, articles, newsletters and indicator releases.

Counseling and Psychotherapy Transcripts, Client Narratives, and Reference Works
Large collection of transcripts of therapy and counseling sessions, first-person narratives illuminating the experience of mental illness and its treatment, and reference works. New material added on a biweekly basis.

Counseling and Therapy in Video
Video collection covering social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling.

CQ Researcher (Congressional Quarterly)
Reports offering 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 U.S. economy. 

Credo General Reference 100
100 reference titles.

Criminal Justice Collection (Gale)
Covers several hundred journals.



Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects  (Cochrane)
Abstracts for systematic reviews on the effects of health care from around the world.

Dissertations & Theses  (Open Access) (Proquest)
Open access dissertations from a variety of disciplines and subjects.


EBL: E-Book Library
Over 16,000 e-books available through the Orbis Cascade Alliance consortium.

Access to over 75,000 e-books.

EBSCO database selection page
Search dozens of EBSCO databases simultaneously.

Education Source
Covers a variety of topics important to education students, professionals, and policy makers. Topics range in scope from early childhood to higher education, including specialities such as multilingual education and testing. The database provides access to research journal articles, trade and professional publications, monographs, conference papers, and more. 

Enciclopedia Moderna 
Spanish-languge academic encyclopedia.

Encyclopedia of Associations
Directory of non profit membership organizations providing contact information and descriptions of professional societies, trade associations, labor unions, cultural and religious organizations, fan clubs, and other groups.

Encyclopedia of Social Work
By the National Association of Social Workers and Oxford University Press. Articles are dynamically updated.

Engineering Village
Comprehensive interdisciplinary engineering database.

Environmental Science Collection (Proquest)
Includes scientific journals, conference proceedings, reports, monographs, books, government publications and environmental impact statements.

Covers published and unpublished sources on thousands of educational topics. Includes journal articles, conference papers, theses, curricula, etc. Now contains full-text ERIC documents.



Family Studies Abstracts
This database covers a wide range of topics related to family dynamics.

Films on Demand
Over 40 videos on topics including addiction, religion, counseling, psychology, philosophy, and literature.

Fuente Academica
Nearly 450 scholarly, full-text periodicals from the Spanish-speaking world. Includes Revista de Arquitectura, Estudios Sobre Educacion, Revista de Estudios Hispanicos, Comunicacion y Sociedad, Revista de Ciencia Politica, and Revista Historia.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia


Gale Databases

Gale Academic OneFile
Peer-reviewed, full-text articles from diverse disciplines.  Each "collection" listed below is a subject-specific subset of Academic OneFile. Geared for college students.

Gale Agriculture Collection

Gale Business Collection

Gale Business Insights: Global

Gale Business Economics & Theory

Gale Communications and Mass Media Collection

Gale Computer Database

Gale Criminal Justice Collection

Gale Diversity Studies Collection

Gale Educator's Reference Complete

Gale Environmental Studies and Policy Collection

Gale Fine Arts and Music Collection

Gale Gender Studies Collection

Gale Health & Wellness Resource Center

Gale Health Reference Center Academic

Gale Home Improvement Collection

Gale Informe Académico
Popular Spanish-language and bilingual periodicals.

Gale InfoTrac Newsstand
Collection of 1,000+ newspapers.

Gale InfoTrac OneFile
Comprehensive periodical resource for popular, business and professional topics.

Gale LegalTrac

Gale Nursing and Allied Health Collection

Gale Nursing Resource Center

Gale Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Collection

Gale Popular Culture Collection

Gale Popular Magazines
Focus is on current event, sports, science, and health.

Gale Psychology Collection

Gale Small Business Resource Center
Covers all major areas of starting, operating and maintaining a business.

Gale U.S. History Collection

Gale World History Collection

The following resources are geared for K-12 education.

Gale InfoTrac Junior Edition
Features full-text titles that support K-12 school curriculum, including major magazines, newspapers and reference works.

Gale InfoTrac Student Edition
Designed especially for secondary schools.

Gale Junior Reference Collection
For grades 5-8.

Gale Research in Context
Comprehensive coverage of core classroom subject areas.  Geared for students from grades 6-8.

Gale Student Resources in Context
Multi-discipline database geared for K-12 students.

Gale U.S. History in Context

Gale Virtual Reference Library
A collection of ebooks suitable for both K-12 and collegiate audiences.

Global Church Project
Filmed interviews, small group resources, curriculum, etc. that explore topics regarding global theology, and world Christianity and missional practices from the perspective of church leaders from non-Western cultures. 

Global Reference Center
From Encyclopedia Britannica.  Comprehensive online content in a variety of languages.

Global Road Warrior
Provides business and travel information for countries around the world. Sections include Country Facts, Society & Culture, Health & Medical, Technical/Electrical and more. Also included is a Resource Guide that provides useful and practical information on how to do basic things such as making a phone call into or out of a foreign country.

Globe on Screen
High definition videos of live performances of William Shakespeare's plays at the Globe Theatre in London.

Google Scholar
Use this link to have Google Scholar recognize you as a George Fox user, and link you to our full text subscriptions. Google Scholar indexes a broad array of scholarly literature.

A multidisciplinary database that draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for approximately 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.



Health Source: Consumer Edition
Includes almost 100 indexed and abstracted magazines/journals, 75 full text magazines/journals, 155 full text health reports, over 130 full text health books, the Mirriam-Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary, over 5,100 Clinical Reference System reports, and the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
Nearly 550 full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong.

Health Technology Assessments
Provides details of completed and ongoing health technology assessments (studies of the medical, social, ethical and economic implications of healthcare interventions).  Aim is to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of health care.

Historical Abstracts
Historical coverage of the world from 1450 to the present.


IEEE Xplore Journals
Full-text articles for six top journals from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

IntelliConnect Tax Professional Library and GAAP Library Online
Tax-related information at the state and federal level. Users need to create an individual account to access the system.

International Medieval Bibliography
Multidisciplinary bibliography of Europe, North Africa, and the Near East in the Middle Ages, 300-1500.

Inter-Play provides easy access to the locations of printed plays in collections, anthologies, and periodicals. Most of the plays cited are not indexed in the standard printed play indexes such as Ottemiller's Index to Plays in Collections or H.W. Wilson's Play Index.


Backfiles of hundreds of important journals in the arts and sciences.

JSTOR Plant Science
Access to foundational content vital to plant science – plant type specimens, taxonomic structures, scientific literature, and related materials. Useful for those researching, teaching or studying botany, biology, ecology, environmental and conservation studies.


Streaming video collections including: 

Knovel Engineering
Integrates technical information with analytical and search tools.  Interactive graphs and equations allow users to accurately plot points, test ranges for 'what-if' scenarios and solve real-world problems from tables and charts in references that would otherwise be static images on the page.  Collections are: Biochemistry, Biology and Biotechnology; Civil Engineering and Construction Materials; Electronics and Semiconductors; and Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering.


LearningExpress Library
Provides online test preparation resources. To begin using this resource follow these instructions:

  • Click the Register button under the New Users section at the bottom of the page.
  • Enter a username, create a password, verify your password, and then click the Register button. Usernames and passwords must be a minimum of 6 characters and should not include spaces. Please save your username and password as they will be required each time you logon to the site.
  • Choose one of the Learning Centers on the left to access our resources.

Legal Collection
Provides access to information centered on the discipline of law and legal topics including criminal justice, ethics, federal law, labor and human resource law, medical law,  and more.

Legal Information Reference Center
Online full text access to many of the premier consumer legal reference books, as well as access to a variety of publications and multi-state forms.

LexisNexis Academic
Comprehensive news, business, and legal information, entirely full-text.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)
LISTA indexes more than 690 periodicals and offers full-text links to at least 70 titles. Coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.

Lippincott Premier Nursing Journals
Full text for over 40 research- and practitioner-based peer-reviewed journals.

Literary Criticism Online (Gale)
Includes content from the print sets of Nineteenth-Century, Twentieth-Century, and Contemporary Criticism from 1971-2011. This is an extensive collection of scholarly and popular commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books and periodicals.

Literature Online (ProQuest)
Primary texts of over 350,000 literary works, with a number of key criticism and reference resources.

Loeb Classical Library
Virtual library of 500+ volumes of Greek and Latin literature.



Information on thousands of public and private companies, and key macro-economic, social, demographic and industry statistics countries worldwide.

MAS Ultra - School Edition
Full-text for more than 500 periodicals, 360 reference books, over 85,000 biographies, and more than 105,780 primary source documents.  Also includes the speeches of Martin Luther King Jr.  This database provides lexile reading level indicators and is designed for high school libraries.

MasterFILE Premier
Access to information on a broad range of topics including general interest, business, health, and multicultural.  Designed specifically for public libraries, it provides indexing/abstracting for over 2,600 journals/magazines, with full text for 1,749.  The database also includes over 96,600 full-text biographies, approximately 130,250 full-text primary source documents, and 495 full-text reference books.

A Spanish-language collection of medical research and investigative journals published in Latin America.  Full-text for over 100 peer-reviewed medical journals.

Medline via Ebsco
Covers the literature of biomedicine, including the allied health fields and the biological and physical sciences. 1965 to the present.

Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print
Provides users with a comprehensive guide to over 2,700 contemporary testing instruments. Designed for an audience ranging from novice test consumers to experienced professionals, the MMY series contains information essential for a complete evaluation of test products within such diverse areas as psychology, education, business, and leadership.

Mergent Online
Mergent Online is an Internet-based suite of information resources that enables in-depth business and financial research.

Middle Search Plus
Designed to assist middle and junior high school students in learning how to research current events.  Full-text for more than 140 titles.  Each article is assigned a Lexile number (a reading level indicator).

MLA International Bibliography
Covers literature, languages, linguistics, and folklore from 4,400 journals and series worldwide.  Coverage from 1926 to the present.

Music Periodicals Database
Covers several hundred international music periodicals.

Consumer lifestyle segmentation.  Look up the types of American consumers by zipcode.  Login information.

MyiLibrary provides access to e-books from major academic publishers.   


NAXOS Music Libraries:

New York Times
Archive: from 1851 to 4 years ago in Proquest Historical Newspapers

Newspaper Source
Provides selected full-text for 35 national and international newspapers. The database also contains full-text television & radio news transcripts, and selected full-text for approximately 375 regional (U.S.) newspapers.

NHS Economic Evaluation Database
Provides information on the costs and effects of drugs, treatments and procedures.  Economic evaluations - the cost-benefit analysis of two or more different medical treatments - are systematically identified, described and appraised for quality while their relative strengths and weaknesses are explored and highlighted.

Nursing Reference Center
Provides a user-friendly point-of-care resource intended for staff nurses, nurse administrators, nursing students, nurse faculty, and hospital librarians. Delivers the best available and most recent clinical evidence and knowledge on conditions and diseases via a nursing-specific graphical interface.


OED (Oxford English Dictionary)
Definitive record of the Engish language.

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center
A full-text resource covering today’s hottest social issues, from Terrorism to Endangered Species, Stem Cell Research to Gun Control. Drawing on acclaimed series published by Greenhaven Press and other Gale imprints, Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center brings together all the information that’s needed to fully understand an issue: pro and con viewpoint articles, reference articles that provide context, full-text magazines, academic journals, and newspapers, primary source documents, government and organizational statistics, multimedia, including images and podcasts, links to hand-selected web sites, and more.

Oregon Newspapers Index
An index to several Oregon newspapers and to magazine articles about Oregon.

Oxford Biblical Studies Online
Six Oxford editions of the Bible, with commentary, reference material, maps and other tools.  Oxford's Bible scholarship, integrated into a single resource.

Oxford Bibliographies
Research guides on finding scholarship across a wide variety of subjects.

Oxford Business Handbooks Online
Oxford Handbooks in Business & Management bring together the world's leading scholars to discuss research and the latest thinking in a range of major topics in business and management. Containing specially commissioned essays with extensive referencing to further reading, the handbooks offer both thorough introductions to topics in the discipline, and a useful reference resource for scholars, advanced students, and practitioners. (2 simultaneous user limit)

Oxford Handbooks in Religion
Oxford Handbooks in Religion bring together the world's leading scholars to discuss research and the latest thinking in a range of major topics in religion. Containing specially-commissioned essays with extensive referencing to further reading, the handbooks offer both thorough introductions to topics in the discipline, and a useful reference resource for scholars and advanced students. (2 simultaneous user limit)

Oxford Journals
Over 200 academic and research journals covering a broad range of subject areas, two-thirds of which are published in collaboration with learned societies and other international organizations.

Oxford Reference Online: Premium Collection
Access the content of more than 100 Oxford reference books with a single search.

Expert geopolitical and macro-economic analysis - profiles, briefs and studies.



Provides access to individual papers presented at conferences worldwide. Covers every congress, symposium, exposition, workshop and meeting added to the British Library Document Supply Centre's vast proceedings collection since October 1993.

Past Masters: Full Text Humanities:

Philosopher's Index (EBSCO)
A bibliographic database with informative author-written abstracts covering scholarly research in the 15 fields of philosophy, published in journals and books since 1940.

PILOTS: Published International Literature On Traumatic Stress‎
Covers post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health sequelae of traumatic events.  By the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Political Science Complete
Contains full text for over 400 journals, and cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for more than 800 journals, (including top-ranked scholarly journals), many of which are unique to the product, such as British Politics, Ethnopolitics and the Journal of Women, Politics & Policy. PSC has a worldwide focus, reflecting the globalization of contemporary political discourse. 

Primary Search
Abstracts and indexing for 90 popular elementary-school magazines, with over 70 full-text. Each article is assigned a Lexile number (a reading level indicator).  It also includes Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia and an Encyclopedia of Animals.

PRISMA (Publicaciones y Revistas Sociales y Humanísticas)‎
Scholarly journals in the social sciences and humanities covering Hispanic and Latin America and the Caribbean Basin.

Provides tables of contents of papers presented at conferences worldwide. Each record contains a list of papers presented at each conference. Is a companion database to PapersFirst.

ProQuest Central

Proquest Dissertations & Theses Global (Open Access)
Open access dissertations from a variety of disciplines and subjects.

ProQuest Education Journals
Abstracts and indexing of over 900 education journals, many in full-text.

Proquest Library Science

ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source
Covers nursing, allied health, alternative and complementary medicine. Includes thousands of dissertations.

ProQuest Public Health‎ 

ProQuest Social Sciences Premium Collection‎
Covers politics, sociology, social services, anthropology, criminology and education.

Full-text articles from journals published by the American Psychological Association.

A database from the APA of over 30,000 chapters in PDF from nearly 2,000 books published by APA and other distinguished publishers. It also includes close to 1,500 classic books of landmark historical impact in psychology dating from the 1600s and the exclusive electronic release of more than 1,500 authored entries from the APA/Oxford University Press Encyclopedia of Psychology.

Covers the professional and academic literature in psychology and related disciplines, including medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, and linguistics. This is a bibliographic database with abstracts covering 1806 to the present.

Psychology and Behavioral Science Collection
This is a comprehensive database from EBSCO covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods. This is the world's largest full text psychology database offering full text coverage for nearly 600 journals. 

Public Affairs index
Covers a variety of national and global public policy issues including public health, the environment, human and civil rights, and more.

From the National Library of Medicine, PubMed includes MEDLINE and related databases. Over 18 million citations for biomedical articles back to the 1950's. PubMed may link to content we don't have online access to; please contact a librarian if you need assistance.



Reference USA
Find businesses in the US and Canada based on sales volume, employee size, type of business, and location.  Also good for identifying types of consumers.

Regional Business News
Indexed and abstracted titles from 65 business journals with 51 of those available in full text.  Also includes newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.  Daily updates.

Religion and Philosophy Collection
This EBSCO collection provides extensive coverage of such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy. Religion and Philosophy Collection offers nearly 300 full text journals, including more than 260 peer-reviewed titles, making it an essential tool for researchers and students of theology and philosophical studies.

Religion Index - See ATLAS Fulltext Plus

Religious and Theological Abstracts
Abtracts of articles appearing in scholarly journals in the fields of religion and theology.

Religious Periodicals - See ProQuest Religion


Sage Publications: Premium Collection

ScienceDirect College Edition
Journal articles in the social & behavioral sciences, health & life sciences, and physical sciences.

Research from many scientific disciplines, including biomedical sciences, chemistry, engineering, materials science, and agricultural science.  You need to create an account.

Simmons OneView
U.S. adult consumer data on product and brand usage, spending behavior, media habits, etc. Create customized reports analyzing the demographic and psychographic characteristics of product users and their media behavior.  Limited to 5 simulataneous users.  Requires Adobe Flash.

SIRS Discoverer
General reference database for grades K-8.

SIRS Researcher 
Provides pro and con arguments on current complex social issues.

Social Sciences Citation Index 
Includes indexing from 1994 to present. Is under the Web of Science platform.

Social Work Abstracts
Includes more than 850 social work and human services journals. Coverage: 1965 - present.

Social Work Reference Center
Encyclopedic-type resource for social workers and mental health professionals. Covers a wide array of topics, such as adolescent health, aging, end-of-life care, clinical social work, and diversity. 

Something About the Author
Illustrated biographical profiles of children's authors and artists from 1970-current.

SPORTDiscus with Full Text
Covers biomechanics, drugs, exercise, kinesiology, movement science, nutrition, occupational health & therapy, physical fitness, physical therapy, rehabilitation, sports & exercise psychology,coaching & education, and sports medicine.

Thousands of high-quality full text journals and e-books in a user-friendly interface across a wide variety of subject areas.

Includes Stahl's Essential Psychopharmacology, The Prescriber's Guide, Stahl's Illustrated, and more. 

Research tool providing access to quantitative data, statistics and related information.  Tons of great graphs, charts and infographics.

Synthesis Electromagnetics & Antennas Collection One



Taylor & Francis Social Sciences and Humanities
Contains 1,000 journals, with full text access back to 1997.

Theological Research Exchange Network (TREN)
Access to over 20,000 dissertations and theses from 135 institutions, plus many conference proceedings.

Explores social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms.


Information about both in print and out-of-print journals.

Urban Studies Abstracts
Covers topics relating to the study of cities and regions, including urban affairs, community development and urban history.


Vocational & Career Collection 
This collection from EBSCO provides full text coverage for more than 340 trade and industry-related periodicals along with indexing/abstracting for over 600 periodicals.


Wall Street Journal
Full text from 1984 to the present.

Web of Science
Provides the Science Citation Index Expanded from 1979 to the present, and the Social Sciences Citation Index from 1994 to present.

Wiley Interscience
Full text for most of Wiley's several hundred journals.

A catalog of over 110,000,000 bibliographic records held by thousands of libraries.