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Online Databases for Research

Mercer County Community College libraries offer a wide selection of journal and research databases for your term papers, reports or essay topics. In many cases, it is possible to obtain entire articles which can be printed or e-mailed. If you have questions, please ask for reference assistance. If you are not in the library, please call 609-586-4800 ext. 3560.

Architecture, Art, and Music

Art Full Text This database covers a broad range of related subjects from fine, decorative and commercial art, to various areas of architecture and architectural design. With full text magazines, scholarly journals, and trade publications in a wide range of languages Art Source provides excellent coverage for a variety of artistic fields.
Berg Fashion Library The Berg Fashion Library is a unique online portal which offers fully cross-searchable access to an expanding range of Berg content collections – including the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion online, e-books, reference works, images, and much more.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Online Collection Access to nearly 400,000 high quality images from the public domain collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Please note these images are for non-commercial, educational use only.
Oxford Music Online
Oxford Music Online is the gateway offering users the ability to access and cross-search multiple music reference resources in one location. With Grove Music Online as its cornerstone, Oxford Music Online also contains the Oxford Companion to Music, which offers more than 8,000 articles on composers, performers, conductors, instruments and notation, forms and genres, and individual works; and the Oxford Dictionary of Music, which supplements Grove's more extensive articles. Also included is the comprehensive reference work the Encyclopedia of Popular Music which is devoted to popular music such as jazz, rock, pop and artists from 1900 to the present.
Smithsonian Freer & Sackler Galleries Provides open access to the Smithsonian Freer and Sackler Galleries and Freer Study Collection of 40,000 high resolution images of art from the Neolithic period to present day. Including in the collection are 1,806 American art objects, 1,176 ancient Egyptian objects, 2,076 ancient Near Eastern objects, 10,424 Chinese objects, 2,683 Islamic objects, 1,213 South and Southeast Asian objects, and smaller groupings of Korean, Armenian, Byzantine, Greek and Roman works.


ABI/Inform Dateline (Proquest)
Search local and regional business news coverage of large corporations, privately held companies, local start-ups, executive profiles, marketing, finance, and industry news
ABI/Inform Global (Proquest)
Contains content from thousands of business related journals that help researchers track business conditions, trends, management techniques, corporate strategies, and industry specific topics
ABI/Inform Trade & Industry (Proquest)
Search more than 750 business periodicals and newsletters with a trade or industry focus
Banking Information Source (Proquest)
Search essential banking industry publications providing information about the financial services industry, banking, and industry trends.
Bloomberg Businessweek Businessweek aims to provide information and insight into the events of the business world. The magazine reports on finance, labor, CEOs, and corporations throughout the world.
Business Market Research Collection
Conduct company, industry, economic and geopolitical market research with information from these sources: Hoover's Company Profiles - covering 40,000 global public and non-public companies including financials, competitors, officers, and more; OxResearch - succinct articles covering regional economic and political developments of significance; US and Worldwide Industry & Market Reports from Barnes Reports - covering global industries in depth; and Snapshots - market research overviews on 40+ industries and 40 countries.
Business Source Elite
Business Source Elite provides full-text coverage of scholarly business, management and economics journals. The collection covers topics such as accounting, banking, finance, international business, marketing, and sales. Business Source Elite offers full text for nearly 1,000 business publications and contains expanded PDF backfiles for more than 150 titles. More than 10,100 substantial company profiles from MarketLine are also included.
Computer Source This database provides the latest information and current trends in high technology. The database offers full text for nearly 300 publications on topics such as: computers, electronics, the internet, telecommunications, computer science, programming, artificial intelligence, cybernetics, information systems, robotics, and software.
Financial Times The Financial Times is a daily newspaper focusing on current business and economic affairs. (1 month embargo – articles available one month after published)
Forbes One of the world’s premier business magazines. Forbes reports on such topics as finance, investing, industry, and marketing. Articles are also on related topics such as technology, law, and politics.
Harvard Business Review Harvard Business Publishing (HBP) was founded in 1994 as a not-for-profit, wholly-owned subsidiary of Harvard University, reporting into Harvard Business School. The magazine presents analysis of management problems and helpful commentary on advanced thinking and practice in all fields of management and administration.
Hoover’s Company Records Find brief information on 15,000 companies such as information on a company's location, summary financials, top competitors, top officers, and more. Use the title or company field to search company names.
Nexis Uni
Lexis-Nexis Business provides company profiles and information for thousands of publicly traded and privately owned companies throughout the world.
Regional Business News (Ebscohost)
Regional Business News incorporates 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. Included in this database are Arizona Business, Business North Carolina, Crain's New York Business (and other Crain Communications editions), Des Moines Business Record, Enterprise Salt Lake City, Fort Worth Business Press, Orange County Business Journal, Westchester County Business Journal, etc.
The Economist The Economist is a weekly newspaper that focuses on current affairs, international business, politics, and technology.


ERIC-Educational Resource Information Center (Ebsco Host)
Contains more than 2,200 digests along with references for additional information and citations and abstracts from over 980 educational and education-related journals
Proquest Education Journals
Offering complete information on hundreds of educational topics, this database covers almost 400 leading journals in the field. Nearly all of them offer articles in the three most popular formats.
Teacher Reference Center Teacher Reference Center provides full text access for nearly 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators. Topics include Assessment, Best Practices, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, School Administration, Science & Mathematics, and Teacher Education

Funeral Services

Champion Expanding Encyclopedia of Mortuary Practices The Champion Encyclopedia is dedicated to embalming/funeral service profession and related professions in an effort to educate, inform and advance the knowledge and expertise of practitioners in the profession. These updates supplement Mercer County's printed edition.
Morgue: Mortuary Journals Databases Kansas City Kansas Community College's premier author subject index to English language journals within the field of Mortuary Science. For articles please e-mail requests to


Academic Search Premier (Ebsco Host)
Provides full text for nearly 4,000 scholarly publications, including full text for more than 3,100 peer-reviewed journals. Coverage spans virtually every area of academic study and offers information dating as far back as 1975.
Ebsco Host - (all databases) Use the link to the left to search multiple databases available from Ebsco Host
JSTOR JSTOR's Arts & Sciences I Collection includes the complete back runs of 119 titles in fifteen disciplines. Established in 1997, it is JSTOR's first collection and includes many of the core research and society published journals in economics, history, political science, and sociology, as well as in other key fields in the humanities and social sciences. This collection also includes a selection of titles in the more science-oriented fields of ecology, mathematics, and statistics.
ProQuest Central
ProQuest Central provides access to over 9,700 full text titles. Access is provided to numerous scholarly journals, newspaper and other periodical resources. The database covers virtually all areas of academic scholarship and includes industry reports, company profiles and dissertations.

Health Sciences

CINAHL – Complete
Provides indexing and abstracting with some full-text articles for over 1,300 current nursing and allied health journals and publications dating back to 1937, totaling over 3.7 million records. This is an authoritative resource for nursing and allied health professionals, students, educators and researchers.
Gale Interactive Anatomy Firefox, Chrome, Edge or Safari REQUIRED. Interactive Anatomy allows users to have a virtual 3D dissection of the human body to better understand and visualize concepts of human anatomy.
Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) The Journal of the American Medical Association is the most widely circulated medical journal in the world. It provides articles, editorials, research, and general medical information to promote the science and art of medicine and the betterment of the public health. Access is provided for issues beginning in 1998 to the current issue.
Nursing and Allied Health Source Find complete, full-text information from leading nursing, allied health, and related publications. Designed to meet the needs of researchers at health-care facilities as well as students enrolled in nursing and allied health programs at academic institutions.
Nursing: Current Concepts and Practices Video Collection Featuring 420+ high-quality nursing videos streaming, all copyright 2015 or sooner.
Proquest Health Management ProQuest Health Management is designed to meet the needs of researchers studying the field of health administration. This high-demand healthcare management content provides the most reliable and relevant information on a wide range of topics, including: Hospitals, Insurance, Law, Statistics, Business management, Personnel management, Ethics, Health economics, and Public health administration. This database has coverage for more than 580 key journals.
ProQuest Health and Medical Complete The databases over 1,270 full text journals. These journals cover all major clinical and healthcare disciplines, including medical sciences, immunology, pharmacy and pharmacology, nursing, physical fitness and hygiene, surgery, and others.
PubMed Provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health PubMed comprises more than 25 million citations for biomedical literature from peer-reviewed journals and electronic books. Citations may include full-text content from PubMed Central or publishers' websites.
Visible Human Project The NLM Visible Human Project has created publicly-available complete, anatomically detailed, three-dimensional representations of a human male body and a human female body. Specifically, the VHP provides a public-domain library of cross-sectional cryosection, CT, and MRI images obtained from one male cadaver and one female cadaver. The Visible Man data set was publicly released in 1994 and the Visible Woman in 1995. The data sets were designed to serve as (1) a reference for the study of human anatomy, (2) public-domain data for testing medical imaging algorithms, and (3) a test bed and model for the construction of network-accessible image libraries. The VHP data sets have been applied to a wide range of educational, diagnostic, treatment planning, virtual reality, artistic, mathematical, and industrial uses. About 4,000 licensees from 66 countries were authorized to access the datasets. As of 2019, a license is no longer required to access the VHP datasets.


Bloomsbury Food Library Providing an extensive collection of food content, Bloomsbury Food Library offers students, researchers, and scholars an unprecedented insight into this diverse field of study. The rich and unique collection of research and teaching material reflects the interdisciplinary nature of this growing subject, making the Bloomsbury Food Library an indispensable research tool supporting courses as wide-ranging as history, sociology, anthropology, cultural studies, human geography, sustainability, agriculture, culinary arts, literary studies, political science, development studies, and more.
Culinary Arts The Culinary Arts collection includes major cooking and nutrition magazines, culinary journals and several Delmar Reference titles. Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.
Hospitality & Tourism Complete The database provides access nearly 560 publications, including periodicals, company & country reports, and books from the hospitality and tourism industry. Sources are both domestic and international in range and scope, with material collected from countries and regions such as Canada, Australia, Europe and Asia.


Oxford Handbooks - Philosophy Oxford Handbooks Online in Philosophy contains reference articles on current scholarship in all areas of philosophy.
Digital Theatre+ Combining information about theater, plays, actors, and criticism this database is an excellent resource for all theatrical research.
Facts on File Includes a number of separate databases: History, Multicultural, Geography, Career Guidance and a collection of frequently used Business Forms.
Gale Literature Gale Literature searches Gale Literature Criticism and Literature Resource Center. Contains literature criticism from Gale's series Contemporary Literature Criticism, Drama Criticism, Poetry Criticism, and Short Story Criticism. It also includes content from the Dictionary of Literary Biography, Literature Resource Center, Contemporary Authors, and Lit Finder.
Internet History Sourcebooks Project The Internet History Sourcebooks Project, developed by Fordham University, provides access to primary documents, public domain and copy-permitted historical texts. There are three main sourcebooks on Ancient, Medieval and Modern history topics.
Literary Reference Center
Literary Reference Center (LRC) is a comprehensive literary reference database, which provides users with a broad spectrum of reference information from antiquity to the present day. LRC is a comprehensive database that combines information from over 1,000 books and monographs, major literary encyclopedias and reference works, hundreds of literary journals, and unique sources not available anywhere else.
Perseus Digital Library The Perseus Digital Library, developed by Tufts University, contains primary source collections on the history, literature and culture for the Greco-Roman world.
Points of View Reference Center Points of View is designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects. Students can use Points of View as a guide to debate, developing arguments, writing position papers, and for development of critical thinking skills. Each Points of View Essay includes a series of questions and additional material to generate further thought. Also included are thousands of supporting articles from the world's top political and societal publications.
Rosetta Stone Rosetta Stone offers over 30 languages to learn. Lessons build reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Activities focus on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and more. Please note the following:
1. Users must create their own account (registration is free MCCC is NOT responsible for Rosetta/EBSCO accounts).
2. A computer microphone is required.
Salem Literature Salem Literature is a robust online database that includes the complete content of printed reference sets. Literature genres covered include drama, long fiction, poetry and short fiction. Also included are chronologies of authors' works and author biographies.
Salem History Salem History provides access to a wide range of historical reference materials. Including in the database are the titles: Milestone Documents, The Decades, Great Lives from History, and Great Events from History.


Nexis Uni: Legal
Provides U.S. Federal and state case law, codes, regulations, legal news, law reviews, and international legal information, Shepard's Citations for all U.S. Supreme Court cases back to 1789
Criminal Justice (ProQuest) Articles, many available in full text, from major criminal justice journals from 1981 to present
National Criminal Justice Reference Service NCJRS is a federally funded resource offering extensive reference and referral services to help find reference materials about crime and justice-related research, policy, and practice.
New Jersey State Police: Crime Reports & Statistics Statistics and reports produced by the New Jersey State police on violent crime, gang activity, domestic and racial violence incidents, and fatal automotive accidents. Updated every 6 months
N.J. Supreme Court Opinions: Listed on this page are opinions issued by the New Jersey Supreme Court and Appellate Division, Superior Court. These opinions will be made available for 10 business days, after 10 business days you may access the opinions through Rutgers Newark Law School.
Rutgers Law N.J. Courts Opinions: A full-text archive of the Opinions of the New Jersey Courts, including the Supreme Court, from March, 1994 to date, the Superior Court Appellate Division and the Tax Court from September, 1995 to date.
Salem Forensic Science Salem Forensic Science contains articles on every aspect of forensics, from specific techniques of Bite-mark analysis to the general science of Forensic anthropology. Crime scene investigation is covered exhaustively in the descriptions in Forensic Science of each element, method, and discipline employed by investigators. The set also includes extensive treatment of the presentation of forensic evidence in courtroom, discussing the role of expert witnesses, legal principles such as Mens rea, and significant Supreme Court cases such as Miranda v. Arizona that shape the admissibility and meaning of evidence at trial.
WestlawNext WestlawNext provides access to primary law, case law, annotated codes and regulations all of which are available at the federal or state levels. Additional research materials include legal encyclopedias and law journals.


Nexis Uni: News
Provides National and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news, and non-English language sources
Ethnic Newswatch (Proquest)
Designed to provide the "other side of the story," this bilingual (English and Spanish) database offers full text database of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press
GenderWatch is a database of unique and diverse publications that focus on how gender impacts a broad spectrum of subject areas. It provides a repository of important historical perspectives on the evolution of the women's movement, men's studies, the transgendered community and the changes in gender roles over the years. Publications include scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, regional publications, books and NGO, government and special reports.
Issues and Controversies Provides background information and objective analysis of opposing points of view of today's most hotly debated issues
New York Times - Current Current, full-text issues of the New York Times beginning June 1, 1980 and continuing to today's issue.
New York Times - Historical (Proquest)
View the New York Times dating back to its very first issue in 1851 through 2005 is a non-profit website dedicated to researching important political, social and moral issues. Each of the available subjects contains an overview of the issues, a Pro/Con style debate and a glossary for that specific subject. The mission statement: Promoting education, critical thinking, and informed citizenship by presenting controversial issues in a straightforward, nonpartisan primarily pro-con format.
ProQuest Newspapers The 300+ titles in ProQuest Newspapers offer researchers thorough coverage of local, national, and international events with journalistic balance and perspective.
Wall Street Journal (Proquest)
The financial newspaper of record offering in-depth coverage from 1984 of national and international finance


ABC-CLIO Electronic Books ABC-CLIO electronic books offer a range of reference titles on subject such as science, politics, and literature.
Alexander Street Video Alexander Street Video is a multidisciplinary collection of videos that touches on the curriculum needs of virtually every department. With thousands of thousands of titles available now and 400 new titles per month, this collection is unmatched in its breadth. Alexander Street Video allows students and researchers alike to analyze unique and valuable content from over 500 producers and distributors around the world.
Britannica ImageQuest Contains images from the Bridgeman Art Gallery, Getty Images, the Science Photo Library, Ingram Publishing and other trusted image sources to provide a broad offering of curriculum-relevant imagery and clip art materials (infographics, signs and symbols, graphic concepts and cool vector illustrations), all rights-cleared for educational, non-commercial use.
Encyclopedia Britannica Complete Encyclopedia Britannica online
Ferguson's Career Guidance Center Provides profiles of nearly 3,400 jobs and 94 industries, invaluable advice on career skills, thousands of resource entries, and real-time job listings.
Gale Virtual Reference Library Virtual reference books and encyclopedias on popular culture, history, and medicine.
Oxford English Dictionary
Complete text of the Oxford English Dictionary
Oxford Reference Online
Oxford Reference Online brings together over 100 language and subject reference works into a single cross-searchable resource. Oxford Reference Online contains dictionaries, language reference, and subject reference works. A listing of all subject encyclopedias found in Oxford Reference Online can be found here
Peterson’s Test and Career Prep Search thousands of college and graduate schools, identify scholarships, take practice tests, create resumes, and explore careers
Statistical Abstracts of the U.S. The Statistical Abstract of the United States is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political and economic conditions of the United States. The Abstract of the U.S. is a comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. It is 1400+ individually indexed tables (with attached spreadsheets), both searchable and browsable.
Swank Motion Pictures Swank Motion Pictures provides a professor curated database of films on a variety of subjects. Swank has films a wide range of documentaries, dramas, thrillers, adaptions of plays, and much more.


Engineering Design Graphics Journal The Engineering Design Graphics Journal serves as the official journal of the American Society for Engineering Education, Engineering Design Graphics Division and provides a professional publication for educators and industry personnel associated with activities in engineering, technology, descriptive geometry, CAD, and any research related to visualization and design.
GreenFILE 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.
JoVE Advanced Biology JoVE publishes peer-reviewed scientific video protocols to accelerate biological, medical, chemical and physical research. Advanced Biology contains neuroscience, developmental biology, genetics, and more.
JoVE Basic Biology JoVE publishes peer-reviewed scientific video protocols to accelerate biological, medical, chemical and physical research. Basic Biology contains general laboratory techniques and basic methods in cellular and microbiology.
JoVE Core Biology JoVE Core series brings biology to life through over 300 concise and easy-to-understand animated video lessons that explain key concepts in biology, plus more than 150 scientist-in-action videos that show actual research experiments conducted in today’s laboratories.
JoVE Environmental Sciences JoVE publishes peer-reviewed scientific video protocols to accelerate biological, medical, chemical and physical research. Environmental Sciences contains environmental sciences, earth sciences, and environmental microbiology.
ProQuest Biology Journals ProQuest Biology Journals provide access to a wide range of biology topics, including: biological chemistry, biophysics, botany, microbiology and many more. The database includes over 370 titles, with more than 325 available in full text.
ProQuest Science Journals Search full text and images for the leading periodicals in science and technology. Subject coverage includes computers, engineering, physics, telecommunications, and transportation.
Wiley Online Library Wiley Online Library hosts a multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities. It delivers seamless integrated access to over 4 million articles from 1500 journals, over 13,000 online books, and hundreds of reference works, laboratory protocols and databases. Please note that only resources with an unlocked lock or free icon are available for MCCC users. A full list of available journal can be found here (link to Excel sheet attached).

Social Sciences

JSTOR JSTOR's Arts & Sciences I Collection includes the complete back runs of 119 titles in fifteen disciplines. Established in 1997, it is JSTOR's first collection and includes many of the core research and society published journals in economics, history, political science, and sociology, as well as in other key fields in the humanities and social sciences. This collection also includes a selection of titles in the more science-oriented fields of ecology, mathematics, and statistics.
Oxford Handbooks - Psychology Offers thorough introductions to topics and a critical survey of the current state of scholarship in a particular field of study. The articles review the key issues and major debates, and provide an argument for how those debates might evolve.
Proquest Psychology Journals ProQuest Psychology Journals provides abstracts and indexing for more than 620 titles, with over 520 titles available in full text. Users get access to charts, diagrams, graphs, tables, photos, and other graphical elements essential to psychological research. ProQuest Psychology Journals encompasses a wide range of topics from leading psychology and psychosomatic publications. In addition to clinical and social psychology, it also provides coverage of related disciplines including genetics, psychology of business and economics, communication, criminology, addiction, neurology, social welfare, and more.
Proquest Social Science Journals
Search full-text periodicals covering the social sciences.
APA PsycArticles
Provides full text articles on current issues in psychology spanning from 1987 to the present. All journals included in this database are indexed in PsycINFO.



 VALE, the NJ Virtual Academic Library Environment, is a state-funded
academic library consortium providing access to select electronic databases.

 JerseyClicks is New Jersey's statewide portal for searching the statewide full-text databases offered by the New Jersey State Library, the New Jersey Library Network, and funds from the Library Services and Technology Act.