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.
A streaming service for thousands of videos from major educational film producers and distributors. Kanopy will be limited to the 600 films for which BGSU has purchased licenses from April 18, 2018 to June 1, 2018. After that, the portal will include all titles again.
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.
50 full-text collections of historical American periodicals, provided by the American Antiquarian Society and published between 1691 and 1912. The collection is fully searchable via a number of filters, and offers multiple navigation options.
The Chilton Library application allows you to browse through a robust list of vehicles in order to obtain vehicle-specific information including repair procedures, technical service blletins/recalls, labor estimation, and vehicle specific maintenance schedules.
govinfo provides free public access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government, with comprehensive advanced search and browse options. Some things you can find in govinfo include: Budget of the United States, Commerce Business Daily, Congressional Directory, Congressional Record, Economic Indicators, Economic Report of the President, Government Accountability Office Reports, U.S. Government Manual, and the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents. govinfo will replace FDsys in 2018.
This resource contains full text for nearly 2,000 magazines and books, along with videos abd hobby profiles pertaining to arts and crafts, needlecrafts, collecting, performing arts, model building, home and garden, papercrafts, and more.
This resource contains more than 130 full-text reference books, including major reference works from Creative Publishing International, along with more than 40 full-text magazines and trade publications pertaining to home maintenance and remodeling, electrical work, gardening, plumbing, and Wood projects.
Kids InfoBits is an easy-to-use digital resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics. It features more than 16,000 images, over 1,700 kid-friendly charts and graphs, and over 600 high-quality educational videos on subjects including Animals, Arts, Geography, Health, Literature, People, Social Studies, and Technology.
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.
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.
Oxford Research Encyclopedias work with international communities of scholars across all fields of study, to develop new and comprehensive collections of in-depth, peer-reviewed summaries on a wide and growing range of topics.
This resource contains more than 400 full-text periodicals, full-text reference books and business videos on the subjects of small business and management. Small Business Reference Center also includes a collection of state-specific resources supported with demographic data and other local information. Business videos include interviews, "lessons learned" features, lectures and how-to videos.
Transparent Language Online is a language learning tool which requires users to set up an account in order to obtain access. This resource uses a number of activities, lessons, and practice scenarios in order to build skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
Very Short Introductions offer concise introductions to a diverse range of subject areas from Climate to Consciousness, Game Theory to Ancient Warfare, Economics to Literary Theory. All titles provide serious introductions to the subjects, written by experts in the field.
Several online versions of the World Book Encyclopedia, primary source collections for students, and resources for teachers, including Spanish and French versions, early learning tools, and a range of detailed interactive timelines.