Article Databases and Other Reference Sources Listed Alphabetically

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Academic Search Ultimate     Upgraded!
Covers a wide range of academic disciplines and provides full-text access to almost 4,000 journals.
               

Agricola
[free from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture] Includes materials relating to all aspects of agriculture, forestry, and animal science. From the National Agricultural Library.
               

AHFS Consumer Medication Information
[bundled as a part of the ODIN consortial statewide package] (varying dates) Considered a standard for patient drug information, this source contains more than a thousand drug information entries written in lay language.

Alt HealthWatch
[bundled as a part of the ODIN consortial statewide package] (varying dates) Focuses on the perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.
               

America: History & Life 
[Olson Library's individual subscription] (varying dates)  Covers the history, culture, area studies, and current affairs literature of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present.
               

Applied Science & Technology Source
[bundled as a part of the ODIN consortial statewide package] (varying dates)  Covers the applied sciences and computing disciplines — from acoustics to aeronautics, neural networks to nuclear engineering, and more.

ArchiveGrid
[bundled as a part of the ODIN consortial statewide package] Contains detailed, archival collection descriptions written by archivists that are from more than 1,000 libraries, museums, and archives worldwide.

ArticleFirst
[bundled as a part of the ODIN consortial statewide package] (1990+) Is an index of articles that are listed on the table of contents pages of journals. Describes one article, news story, letter, or other item from a journal in each record. Subject coverage is broad.

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Britannica Kid Edition
Designed for children 8-15 years old.

Britannica School Edition
Britannica Online School Edition gives teachers and students instant access to four complete encyclopedias, offering high-quality online learning materials developed by teachers and curriculum experts. Designed for elementary, middle, and high school students.
               

Business Source Complete
[bundled as a part of the ODIN consortial statewide package] (varying dates) Includes material from the disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance, econometrics and economics.
               

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The Chronicle of Higher Education
A newspaper that covers news, opinions, advice, and job opportunities in higher education. It is published online every weekday.

CINAHL Complete
[Olson Library's individual subscription] (Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature): (1937+) Indexes thousands of journals from the fields of nursing and allied health with full-text access to many of these journals.
               

ClasePeriodica
[bundled as a part of the ODIN consortial statewide package] Clase Periodica compiles two databases: CLASE (Citas Latinoamericanas en Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades) and PERIODICA (Indice de Revistas Latinoamericanas en Ciencia). Together, they index more than 3,000 journals covering the social sciences, humanities, sciences, and technology from Latin America and the Caribbean.

Consumer Health Complete
[bundled as a part of the ODIN consortial statewide package] Is a comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. Covers key areas of health and wellness, from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary and holistic medicine.          

Consumer Health Reference eBook Collection
[bundled as a part of the ODIN consortial statewide package]  Contains reference information on subjects such as disease, weight management, allergies, social care, and more.

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Dissertations & Theses @ Minot State University
[Paid for by fees assessed by MSU graduate students who upload their theses to this product.] Searches only MSU theses. Coverage begins in 2017.

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Educator's Reference Complete
[bundled as a part of the ODIN consortial statewide package] A complement to the ERIC database, providing additional full-text content covering education from preschool to college.

Encyclopædia Britannica Online
[bundled as a part of the ODIN consortial statewide package] A comprehensive reference product including the complete encyclopedia, as well as Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, a World Atlas, and a Compare Countries tool.
               

Encyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience
[Olson Library's individual one-time purchase] Multi-volume reference covering foundational knowledge in Behavioral Neuroscience.

ERIC
[bundled as a part of the ODIN consortial statewide package] (1966+) Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, ERIC consists of the Resources in Education (RIE) document citations and the Current Index to Journals in Education (CIJE) article citations from over 980 professional journals. Includes full-text of ERIC documents, 1993-present. ERIC also includes full-text for over 400 journal articles.

European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750
[bundled as a part of the ODIN consortial statewide package] (1493 to 1750)
Small, non-fulltext database which searches one publication ( European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed in Europe Relating to the Americas) in six different date ranges from 1493 to 1750.

Exploring Race in Society
Contains scholarly journals and essays about current issues and the actions and policies of the past. Each topic includes an overview article and three essays suggesting potential solutions. Solutions essays are written by a diverse group of writers representing the fields of academia, journalism, medicine, and other disciplines working to address issues related to race.
               

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Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

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Gale Academic OneFile Select
[bundled as a part of the ODIN consortial statewide package]
Consists of scholarly journals and general interest titles that cover a broad range of topics.
               

Gale In Context (College)
[bundled as a part of the ODIN consortial statewide package] Is an interdisciplinary database that contains both scholarly and popular resources.

Gale In Context (Elementary School)
(formerly Kids' Infobits) Designed for students at the elementary school level. Includes books, magazines, news, videos, images, and graphs. Also includes the Merriam-Webster Elementary Dictionary.

Gale in Context (Middle School)
Created specifically for middle-schoolers, Research in Context combines the best of Gale's reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. 

Gale OneFile (High School Edition)
[bundled as a part of the ODIN consortial statewide package] This database provides high school students with access to magazines, newspapers, books, and other reference content. (Formerly known as InfoTrac Student Edition.)

Gale OneFile (Educator Reference Complete)
This comprehensive database covers multiple levels of education from preschool to college and includes virtually every educational specialty, such as bilingual studies, health, technology and testing. The database also includes resources on issues related to administration, funding and policy in education.

Gale OneFile: Informe Académico (En Español)
[bundled as a part of the ODIN consortial statewide package] Provides access to a wide range of full-text Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines both from and about Latin America.

GeoRef
[Olson Library's individual subscription] Established by the American Geosciences Institute in 1966. Provides access to the geoscience literature of the world. Covers the geology of North America from 1666 to the present and the geology of the rest of the world from 1933 to the present. Contains geoscience journal articles, books, maps, conference papers, reports, and theses.
               

GeoRef in Process
[accompanies the database GeoRef] A database of bibliographic records that are currently being edited and reviewed for inclusion in GeoRef.

GPO
[bundled as a part of the ODIN consortial statewide package] (1976+) Covers all types of U.S. government documents, including Congressional reports, hearings, debates, and records; judiciary materials; and documents issued by executive departments (Defense, State, Labor, Office of the President, etc.). 

GreenFILE
[bundled as a part of the ODIN consortial statewide package] Provides scholarly, government, and general-interest sources covering the environmental effects of individuals, corporations, and governments, and the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health, and technology.
               

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Health Source: Consumer Edition
[bundled as a part of the ODIN consortial statewide package] A collection of consumer health information covering topics such as the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine, and more.          

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
[bundled as a part of the ODIN consortial statewide package] Features the AHFS Consumer Medication Information resource (published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists).

Historical Abstracts
[Olson Library's individual subscription] (1863+) Covers world history (excluding the United States and Canada) from the 15th century to the present.         

Homeland Security Digital Library Collection
[free with the STEM program of the Office of Naval Research] Full text of homeland security-related documents collected from sources including federal, state, tribal, and local government agencies, professional organizations, think tanks, academic institutions, and international governing bodies.

Humanities Source Ultimate
[Olson Library's individual subscription]  Offers access to key content covering literary, scholarly, and creative thought, including hundreds of scholarly full-text journals cited in leading subject indexes.

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IPAsource
[Music Division's subscription] Library of International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions and literal translations of opera arias and art song texts. Includes many thousands of titles.

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JSTOR      Upgraded!
[Olson Library's individual subscription]: Provides access to full-text articles from more than 2800 academic journals in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.            

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Kanopy
[Olson Library's individual subscription] An on-demand video streaming service that provides access to a wide variety of classic, indie, documentary, and educational films.          

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Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
[bundled as a part of the ODIN consortial statewide package] Indexes core journals and books, research reports, and proceedings. Subjects covered include librarianship, classification, cataloging, information retrieval and management, and more.

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MAS Complete
Designed specifically for high school libraries, MAS Complete is a full-text database of hundreds of popular high school magazines and reference books. Covering subjects such as art, history, sports, and music, it also includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents, plus over a million photos, maps, and flags.

MasterFILE Complete
[bundled as a part of the ODIN consortial statewide package] Offers a large collection of popular full-text magazines, reference books, and other sources from leading publishers. Covering virtually every general interest subject area, this database also includes an extensive collection of photos, maps, and flags.   

MasterFILE Reference eBook Collection
[bundled as a part of the ODIN consortial statewide package]
Contains titles covering general reference topics. Examples include biography, careers, health, history, sports, etc.

Medline
[bundled as a part of the ODIN consortial statewide package] (1950+) Covers journal articles in the life sciences with a concentration on biomedicine. Subject coverage includes nursing, clinical medicine, nutrition dentistry, pathology, psychiatry, experimental medicine, toxicology, health services administration, and veterinary medicine. Produced by the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health.

MegaFILE
[bundled as a part of the ODIN consortial statewide package] Multidisciplinary database comprised of Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, and Regional Business News databases.

Middle Search Plus
Middle Search Plus, designed specifically for middle school libraries, contains full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for biographies, historical essays, and student pamphlets.

Middle Search Reference eBook Collection
This ebook reference collection offers a rich selection of eBook titles covering a broad range of general reference subjects for middle school students. Topics include social studies, math, history, language arts, technology, geography, culture, and science.

Mindscape Commons
This online resource provides interactive content about the behavioral sciences. It includes nearly 200 virtual reality experiences. MindScape Commons was purchased for one year (2022-2023) with funds from the North Dakota Community Foundation.

MLA
[Olson Library's individual subscription] (Modern Language Association International Bibliography): (1926+) Covers international scholarly materials on language, literature, linguistics, folklore, film, literary theory and criticism, dramatic arts, as well as the historical aspects of printing and publishing. Listings on rhetoric and composition and the history, theory and practice of teaching language and literature are also included.

MLA Directory of Periodicals
[Olson Library's individual subscription] Offers detailed information on over 6,000 journals and book series that are indexed in the MLA International Bibliography. The detailed entries include editorial contact information, as well as frequency, circulation, subscription prices and submission guidelines, etc., of included publications.
               

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National Geographic Kids
An online database housing books, videos, magazines, and pictures produced by National Geographic for children. The content includes the complete run of National Geographic’s Kids magazine from 2009 to the present, over 500 books from the National Geographic Kids Collections and LadderReaders.
               

New York Times
Includes full access to current articles as well as a full-page, digital archive (
the "TimesMachine") which runs from 1851 through 2002. Search and view images of articles, advertising, photos, and more. 
[When you click on this link for the first time, you will be prompted to create an account. The steps are as follows: Click on Create Account>>Enter your campus email address>> Indicate whether you are a student or a member of the faculty/staff>> Click on Get Started.]            

News (Gale OneFile)
[bundled as a part of the ODIN consortial statewide package] Contains the full text of major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as a certain amount of titles from around the world. Also includes many images, radio and TV broadcasts, and transcripts.
               

Newspaper Source 
[bundled as a part of the ODIN consortial statewide package] Provides full text for hundreds of national (U.S.), international, and regional newspapers. It also offers television and radio news transcripts from major networks.
               

Newsstream, US
[bundled as a part of the ODIN consortial statewide package] (1980s+)  Includes current U.S. news content, as well as archives dating back into the 1980s. Features top newspapers, wires, broadcast transcripts, blogs, and news sites in full-text format.      

Niche Academy Tutorials
[Olson Library's individual subscription] Tutorials to help you get the most out of library resources.
               

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OAIster
[bundled as a part of the ODIN consortial statewide package] [pronounced "oyster"] Contains digital resources from open archive collections, including digitized books and articles, born-digital texts, audio files, movies, datasets, theses, technical reports, research papers, and image collections.

Office of Scientific and Technical Information
[free from the U.S. Dept. of Energy]: The primary search tool for DOE science, technology, and engineering research and development results, and the organizational hub for information about the DOE Office of Scientific and Technical Information. Makes discoverable over 70 years of research results from DOE and its predecessor agencies.

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PapersFirst
[bundled as a part of the ODIN consortial statewide package] (1993+) An index of papers presented at conferences worldwide.

PebbleGo
PebbleGo is a curricular content hub specifically designed for K-3 students. Packed with informational articles, ready-made activities, and literacy supports for students of all abilities, it boosts engagement and fosters independent learning in core subject areas. Your students will love exploring PebbleGo time and time again.

PebbleGo Next (Click the purple "PebbleGo Next" tab)
PebbleGo Next is the next step for researchers ready to graduate to more robust database content from PebbleGo. PebbleGo Next covers content appropriate to grades 3-6 curriculum content at a reading level geared to those students. PebbleGo covers curriculum content for grades K-2 at a lower reading level more accessible to beginning researchers.

Points of View Reference Center
[bundled as a part of the ODIN consortial statewide package] Covers many topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), and counterpoint (opposing argument).

               

Primary Search
Primary Search® contains full text for more than 70 popular elementary school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Includes the Encyclopedia of Animals™, and features the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, the American Heritage® Childrens Dictionary, and an Image Collection of over 460,000 photos, maps and flags.

Primary Search Reference eBook Collection
This ebook reference collection offers a rich selection of eBook titles covering a broad range of general reference subjects for primary school students. Topics include social studies, history, language arts, geography, culture, math, and science.

Proceedings
[bundled as a part of the ODIN consortial statewide package] (1993+) An index of worldwide conference proceedings.

Professional Development Collection
[bundled as a part of the ODIN consortial statewide package] Designed for professional educators, this database focuses on children's health, development, and current topics in education. Includes more than 500 full-text journals and indexing/abstracting for almost 800 journals.

PsycArticles
APA PsycArticles is a collection of more than 225,000 full-text, peer-reviewed articles from 119 APA-published and affiliated journals.

PsycINFO
[Olson Library's individual subscription] Published by the American Psychological AssociationCovers material in the field of psychology and psychological aspects of related disciplines including medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linguistics, anthropology, business, and law.
               

PubMed Central (PMC)
[free from the U.S. National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health] The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature.

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Regional Business News
[bundled as a part of the ODIN consortial statewide package] Provides comprehensive full text for regional business publications.


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Science (Gale OneFile)
[bundled as a part of the ODIN consortial statewide package] Provides access to several hundred science journals that cover a broad subject area. The database General Science Collection has been folded into Science (Gale OneFile).
               

ScienceDirect
[Olson Library's individual subscription] Provides full-text access to a wide range of scholarly academic journals and ebooks from the publisher Elsevier covering the physical sciences and engineering, life sciences, health sciences, social sciences and humanities. Includes open access publications.
               

Science.gov
[free from the U.S. Dept. of Energy] Hosted by the Department of Energy’s Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI). Provides access to U.S. government science research and development (R&D) results and scientific and technical information from scientific organizations across 13 federal agencies. Includes full-text documents, citations, and scientific data supporting federally funded research and multimedia.


Science Reference Center
Science Reference Center is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text science-oriented content. This database contains full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc.
               

Science Reference eBook Collection
This ebook reference collection offers a rich selection of eBook titles covering Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

SciFinder
First-time users of SciFinder must first register using their @minotstateu.edu email address. For help, read the SciFinder instruction sheet or explore training materials. If you are already a registered user, go to SciFinder-n to search the database. Provides access to the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) databases including Chemical Abstracts, CAS Registry, CASREACT, CHEMCATS, and CHEMLIST.


SocINDEX with Full Text
[Olson Library's individual subscription] (1895+)
Covering concepts, theories, and methods from both applied and theoretical aspects of the social sciences, this full-text database includes the most important English-language social science journals.


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Teacher Reference Center
[bundled as a part of the ODIN consortial statewide package] Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines designed to assist professional educators.
               

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World Politics Review
[bundled as a part of the ODIN consortial statewide package] Searches one publication (World Politics Review). Articles are typically short (five pages or fewer) and cover the subjects of international politics and foreign affairs.