Over 80 of the library's databases are on EBSCO, including our most heavily-used database, Academic Search Complete. Browse a list of all EBSCO databases here or use the link above to search them all at the same time. You can also connect to EBSCO then click on "Choose Databases" to link to specific EBSCO databases.
Over a thousand full-text scholarly journals and books covering all subjects in the humanities, sciences and social sciences. History, economics, art, literature, and mathematics are particularly strong. All journal titles are archived back to the first issue, many dating from the early 1800s.
Full-text newspapers, business information, and legal publications, including current news, company profiles, industry information, and federal and state laws and legislation. Formerly called LexisNexis Academic. 8/30/17: Some content is unavailable in the Nexis Uni platform. Access the old LexisNexis Academic for complete content.
1980s to present
New / Trial Databases
The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
A database of over 8,000 criminal arrest cases of nonfederal sworn law enforcement officers in the United States (e.g., police officers, state troopers, deputy sheriffs) from the years 2005-2012. The database can be searched by crime or location, with a number of filters to facilitate detailed responses. It is a project of BGSU professor Philip M. Stinson, Sr., J.D., Ph.D., and his Police Integrity Research Group.
As of September 2017, The Police Crime Database includes summary information on 8,006 criminal arrest cases from the years 2005-2012 involving 6,596 individual nonfederal sworn law enforcement officers, each of whom were charged with one or more crimes. The arrested officers were employed by 2,830 state, local, and special law enforcement agencies located in 1,302 counties and independent cities in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Microsoft Academic is an academic search platform supported by the search engine Bing, covering over 160-million publications. Search filters include author, journal and field of study. It also features a "leaderboard" of most influential scientists in specific disciplines, calculated via citations.
Digitized 20th and 21st century popular music magazines focused on rock, folk, and hip-hop & rap, including content from the BGSU and Rock Hall libraries. These materials support scholarly research areas such as race, class, gender, American studies, youth culture, and more. All material is represented in the original publications, preserved in its original context, fully searchable and in high-resolution full color.
This resource provides an overall view of many controversial legal topics in the United States: abortion, the right to die, gun control, prayer in public schools, marijuana, marriage, personal income tax, drunk driving, capital punishment, right to work, lemon law, leases and other agreements, child custody, legal ages, and many other areas. NEW Summer 2016.
The NTRL provides access to more than 3 million historical and current government technical reports, more than 800,000 of which are full text. Although the emphasis is on science and medicine, there are numerous historical and social science reports covering events such as the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Cold War, Harry Truman, Chinas influence in Latin America, etc.
PolicyMap is an online US national data and mapping tool and analytics platform for demographic and socioeconomic analysis. PolicyMap data can be presented as maps, tables, charts and pre-built reports that can be incorporated into papers, presentations, blogs and websites.
PollstarPro is a database of worldwide concert tour schedules, ticket sales results, music industry contact directories, trade news and specialized data services. Access to this resource is by password only. To obtain this, log in to MyBGSU and choose "Libraries" under either the student or faculty tabs. The Pollstar login will display on the left hand side of the screen. Contact the Research and Information Desk for more information.
A "smart" search service for journal articles, Semantic Scholar adds a layer of semantic analysis to the traditional methods of citation analysis in order to highlight the most important papers and identify connections between them. Includes 10 million papers in computer science and neuroscience with plans to expand to all the biomedical sciences by 2017, a total of 20 million papers.