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These are guides that contain listings of recommended resources for finding information, such as databases, journals, books, web pages and other useful resources most relevant to your area of study. They also provide access to a range of learning tools, for example, interactive tutorials.


LibAnswers is a reference (ask-a-librarian) platform with a built-in knowledge base. Users may search the knowledge base of answered questions and the auto-suggest feature points them to the right answer before they even finish typing their question. If they can't find what they need users can submit their own questions, so the knowledge base grows as new questions are answered.

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Video Subscriptions

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Alexander Street Press' Academic Video Online features a single, fully integrated platform, offering access to tens of thousands of full-length streaming video titles. Virtually every video in the collection is fully transcribed in addition to being indexed for subjects, people, places, release date, language, publisher, and video type. As a result, students and scholars can combine keyword and fielded search capabilities to frame creative and highly targeted queries. Users can also select to view a single video collection by using the dropdown menu at the top of the homepage of Academic Video Online. 

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Academic Video Online Subscriptions include the following content:

American History in Video
Dance in Video
Ethnographic Video Online
Filmakers Library Online
Opera in Video
Theatre in Video
World History in Video
Area Studies Video Online
Art and Architecture in Video Online
Business and Economics Video Online
Politics and Current Affairs Video Online
Ethnic Studies Video Online
Health and Healthcare in Video
Humanities Video Online
Criminal Justice and Law in Video
World Languages and Literature in Video
Philosophy and Religious Studies in Video
Psychology Video Online
Science Video Online
Women's and Gender Studies Video Online

Documentary Heaven: Free Documentaries

A one stop shop for "free," documentary resources.



Research Databases by Title

Looking for articles? You've come to the right place. This section of the electronic resources is dedicated to research databases, most of which will allow you to search for full text articles online. If you know which database you are searching for, you can use the jump menu to go to the title. If you aren't sure, you can read through the descriptions to see if a database matches your search.


Civil Rights Digital Library

The Civil Rights Digital Library promotes an enhanced understanding of the Civil Rights Movement by helping users discover primary sources and other educational materials from libraries, archives, museums, public broadcasters, and others on a national scale.


ClinicalTrials.gov is a registry and results database of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world. ClinicalTrials.gov gives you information about a trial's purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details.


EBSCOhost is a powerful online reference system accessible via the Internet. It offers a variety of proprietary full text databases and popular databases from leading information providers. The comprehensive databases range from general reference collections to specially designed, subject-specific databases for public, academic, medical, corporate and school libraries.

ERIC Documents

ERIC - the Education Resources Information Center - is an online digital library of education research and information. ERIC is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. ERIC provides ready access to education literature to support the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research.

FAFSA On the Web

Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, ensures that all eligible individuals can benefit from federally funded financial assistance for education beyond high school.

Federal School Code Search Page

You can use the Federal School Code Search to search for colleges you're interested in including on your FAFSA. You can also find detailed college information, like tuition and fee amounts and graduation rates, and compare that information for up to 10 colleges at a time.


FindLaw's searchable database of the Supreme Court decisions since 1893 (U.S. Supreme Court Decisions: U.S. Reports 150-, 1893-). Browsable by year and U.S. Reports volume number, and searchable by citation, case title and full text.

Foundation Directory Online Professional

Foundation Directory Online Professional provides subscribers with access to an unprecedented wealth of timely, comprehensive information on grantmakers and their grants. Included is a database of the entire universe of nearly 108,000 foundations, corporate giving programs, and grantmaking public charities in the U.S.; a database of more than 4,000 sponsoring companies, offering a quick pathway to corporate funders; a database of over 3 million recently awarded grants; and a keyword-searchable database of over 1 million recently filed IRS Forms 990 and 990-PF. Unique funder portfolios organize additional funder-specific content in one convenient location and include: grantmaker-related news, job opportunities, and Request For Proposals (RFPs); grantmaker-sponsored publications; and officer and trustee affiliations.

In the First Person (Index only)

In the First Person is a free, high quality, professionally published, in-depth index of close to 4,000 collections of personal narratives in English from around the world.

Learning Express Library (MOREnet)

Learning Express Library offers practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life.


MedlinePlus pages contain carefully selected links to Web resources with health information on over 900 topics. 

Online Periodicals

Our list of free Online Periodicals and Abstracts that might also be useful, but may be more popularly based than the reference databases. Note: Some online journals are supported by online advertisements.

Oxford English Dictionary Online

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words— past and present—from across the English-speaking world.

Presidents of the United States

On this site you will find background information, election results, cabinet members, notable events, and some points of interest on each of the presidents. Links to biographies, historical documents, audio and video files, and other presidential sites are also included.

Science Direct College Edition

ScienceDirect® is the world's largest electronic collection of science, technology, and medicine full-text and bibliographic information. It offers a wide variety of features and content.


This site provides databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases.

Caution: Information is provided as-is. Legal and Medical information should not be construed as advice or diagnosis.

Some links, when accessed off campus, allow content access via your Lincoln University username and password. Use the same username and password as your Lincoln University campus email.

Online Periodicals

Our list of free Online Periodicals and Abstracts that might also be useful, but may be more popularly based than the reference databases. Note: Some online journals are supported by online advertisements.


Online Periodicals 

Arts and Letters Daily

This site is a digest of select articles of interests as picked by the Chronicle of Higher Education. New material is added to Arts & Letters Daily six days a week.

Arts Journal

The site is a digest of some of the best arts and cultural journalism in the English-speaking world. Each day ArtsJournal features link to stories culled from more than 200 English-language newspapers, magazines and publications featuring writing about arts and culture.

The Atlantic

The Atlantic covers news and analysis on politics, business, culture, technology, national, international and life. 

BBC News

BBC News provides up-to-the-minute news, breaking news, video, audio and feature stories and is a trusted World and UK news source.

Broadcasting and Cable

A monthly news magazine for those interested in the behind the scenes of broadcasting and cable

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The Chicago Tribune

Chicago breaking news, sports, business, entertainment, weather and traffic.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education is the No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators.


EBONY is the flagship magazine of Johnson Publishing. Founded in 1945 by John H. Johnson, it still maintains the highest global circulation of any African American-focused magazine.

HighWire Press

HighWire Press is an archive of free full-text science journals.  There are 13 sites with free trial periods, and 49 completely free sites. 282 sites have free back issues, and 1271 sites have pay per view.

Jet Magazine (1950 - 2005)

Jet is an American weekly marketed toward African-American readers, founded in 1951

Kansas City Star

News, Weather, Sports and more from Kansas City.

NBCI Bookshelf

Bookshelf provides free access to books and documents in life science and healthcare. A vital node in the data-rich resource network at NCBI, Bookshelf enables users to easily browse, retrieve, and read content, and spurs discovery of related information.


NNDB is an intelligence aggregator that tracks the activities of people determined to be noteworthy, both living and dead. Superficially, it seems much like a "Who's Who" where a noted person's curriculum vitae is available (the usual information such as date of birth, a biography, and other essential facts.) But it mostly exists to document the connections between people, many of which are not always obvious. A person's otherwise inexplicable behavior is often understood by examining the crowd that person has been associating with.

PMLA Online

PMLA  is the journal of the Modern Language Association of America. Since 1884, PMLA  has published members' essays judged to be of interest to scholars and teachers of language and literature. 

Popular Mechanics

Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it's practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.

Popular Science

Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.


Prevention magazine provides smart ways to live well with info and tips from experts on weight loss, fitness, health, nutrition, recipes, anti-aging & diets.


From the concert stage to the dressing room, from the recording studio to the digital realm, SPIN surveys the modern musical landscape and the culture around it with authoritative reporting, provocative interviews, and a discerning critical ear.


Breaking news on weather, sports, world, science, financial, technology, travel, national, economy and entertainment news.

US News and World Report

This news magazine provides top weekly news, focusing on politics, economics, health, education and other topics.

Wildlife Journals

The Journal of Wildlife Management (JWM), published since 1937, is one of the world's leading scientific journals covering wildlife science, management and conservation.