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Databases not only index scholarly, professional, newspaper, and magazine articles, but they also cover reports, statistics, case studies, patents, standards and e-books. Purchased databases with the stackedlogo-bg-verysmall icon are accessible only to MU users. Many databases will give you the full text of an article.

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Palmer’s Index to the TimesRestricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri
This index covers the London Times newspaper from 1790-1905. Part of C19 database. The MU Libraries has the London Times on microfilm in the Special Collections department. [more]



PAN Pesticides DatabaseRestricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri
Search by active ingredient, (including CAS Registry Numbers) product name, or product category to discover uses, toxicity, and regulatory status of pesticides. From the Pesticides Action Network of North America. [more]



PapersFirstRestricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri
PapersFirst contains citations to papers presented at congresses worldwide. [more]



Parks, Recreation, & TourismAnyone can use
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PDQ Clinical Trial Search FormAnyone can use
Provides a search of the web site for cancer clinical trials by diagnosis, phase, trial type, sponsorship, modality, drug and facility location. [more]



PDR: Physician’s Desk ReferenceRestricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri
Also Known as: Physician’s Desk Reference

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PEDro Physiotherapy Evidence DatabaseRestricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri
Clinical trials and systematic reviews on the effectiveness of physical therapy interventions published in peer reviewed journals. All items are scored on methodological quality, and search results are ranked by methodological score. From the Centre for Evidence-Based Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney. [more]



Performance Improvement Initiative Inventory (PI-3)Available only from within the Health Sciences Library.
Also Known as: PI-3, PI3

PI-3 is a database for long-term storage and sharing detailed information about specific UMHS improvement projects. The site allows users to enter project data, create reports and posters, and search existing projects for ideas and best practices. [more]



Periodicals Index OnlineRestricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri
Formerly known as Periodical Contents Index, Periodicals Index Online covers magazines and journals published worldwide from 1790 to 1919. Part of C19 database. [more]



PERSEEAnyone can use
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Pharmacology DatabasesAnyone can use
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PharmacyChecker.comAnyone can use
Compare unit and total (including shipping) costs for drugs in the United States and Canada from pharmacies that sell online, via mail order or fax. [more]



Philosopher’s IndexRestricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri
This database is an index to articles on philosophy and related fields from 1940 to the present. [more]



Philosophy DatabasesAnyone can use
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PhilPapersRestricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri
Also Known as: Phil Papers

PhilPapers is a comprehensive index and bibliography of philosophy maintained by philosophers. PhilPapers monitors all sources of research content in philosophy, including journals, books, open access archives, and personal pages maintained by academics. [more]



Physical Education DatabasesAnyone can use
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Physical Education IndexRestricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri
Physical Education Index includes physical education, sports, dance, recreation, health education, physical therapy, and related subject areas. Coverage includes peer-reviewed journals, report literature, conference proceedings, trade magazines, patents, articles from the popular press, and many other publications. [more]



Physical Therapy DatabasesAnyone can use
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Physics DatabasesAnyone can use
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PILOTS – Published International Literature on Traumatic StressAnyone can use
Indexes world literature on traumatic stress disorder. Although it’s created/maintained by the US Department of Veterans Affairs, it covers all types of traumatic stress, not just post-combat stress syndromes. [more]



PIVOT Funding Opportunities DatabaseRestricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri
Also Known as: Community of Science; COS ; grants

Formerly Community of Science Funding Opportunities. Similar to Grant Forward, Pivot Funding lists currently available grants for researchers in all disciplines. Both public and private funding sources are included. Also includes scholarships and fellowships for students. Provided by the MU Office of Research. [more]



Plant Management NetworkAnyone can use
Plant Management Network provides access to fact sheets, newsletters, product listings, training resources and related information. [more]



Plant Sciences DatabasesAnyone can use
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Plants Toxic to AnimalsAnyone can use
Information on identifying common plants toxic to animals. Search plants by common or scientific names. Produced by University of Illinois. [more]



PMC – PubMed CentralAnyone can use
Also Known as: pub med central ; pmc ; pubmedcentral

The National Library of Medicine’s digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature, providing free access to the full text of articles. Includes a growing number of final, peer-reviewed author manuscripts by scientists who receive research funding from NIH and other funding agencies, in addition to articles from journals that deposit their content in the archive. Frequently confused with PubMed, a much larger database of close to 20 million journal article citations (some of which have full text links). [more]



POISINDEXAvailable only from within the Health Sciences Library.
The POISINDEX System identifies ingredients for over 1 million household, cosmetic, commercial, harmaceutical and biological products and chemicals. Each substance is linked to one or more management documents providing informationon clinical effects, range of toxicity and treatment protocals for exposures involving the substances. Only accessible at University of Missouri Health Care facilities. [more]



Poisonous Plants Informational DatabaseAnyone can use
Botany, chemistry, toxicology, diagnosis, and prevention of poisoning of animals by plants and other natural flora. Includes plant images and images of affected animals. From Cornell University. [more]



Political Science DatabasesAnyone can use
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POLITICO Pro – TrialRestricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri[please give feedback here]
POLITICO Pro provides real-time, interdisciplinary news, with broad and granular coverage along 16 industry areas: agriculture, healthcare, cybersecurity, employment & immigration, education, energy, environment, tax, technology, financial services, etc. Information is provided in various ways, including industry specific morning briefings, ready-made infographics and power point presentations, Twitter-style policy specific newsfeeds, archived primary source documents, legislative forecasting and in-depth analysis. Trial ends October 23, 2017. [more]



Poole’s Index to Periodical LiteratureRestricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri
Poole’s Index to Periodical Literature indexes British and American periodicals from 1824-1900. Matches pseudonyms to actual authors. Part of the C19 databases. No full-text. [more]



Population IndexRestricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri
Provides a searchable index to the entire Population Index database for 1986-2000 (Volumes 52-66), plus annual Geographic Indexes. This bibliography is designed to cover the world’s demographic and population literature. [more]



PORTAL: The British Academy’s Online Directory of Research Resources in the Humanities and Social SciencesAnyone can use
PORTAL covers the whole spectrum of the humanities and social sciences from the history of art to geographical information systems, and from labor history to the indigenous languages of Latin America. [more]



Portuguese Language and Literature DatabasesAnyone can use
Also Known as: Language and Literature, Portuguese

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PreMEDLINERestricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri
Also Known as: MEDLINE In-Process & Other Non-Indexed Citations

PreMEDLINE provides basic citation information of articles currently being indexed for MEDLINE. [more]



Primary SearchRestricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri
Primary Search provides searchable full-text of nearly 70 of the most popular K-12 magazines. Access provided by MOREnet. [more]



PrimateLitAnyone can use
Search for information on nonhuman primates in journal articles, books, meeting abstracts, technical reports, dissertations and book chapters. Covers a variety of subject areas, including behavior, colony management, ecology, reproduction, field studies, disease models, veterinary science, psychology, physiology, pharmacology, evolution, taxonomy, developmental and molecular biology, genetics and zoogeography. Part of the University of Wisconsin’s Primate Info Net (PIN). [more]



ProceedingsFirstRestricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri
ProceedingsFirst is an index of worldwide conference proceedings, as well as a list of papers presented at various meetings. [more]



Professional Development CollectionRestricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri
Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports. Access provided by MOREnet. [more]



Project MuseRestricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri
Project Muse provides full-text access to more than 100 scholarly journal titles from the Johns Hopkins University Press and other University presses covering the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Mathematics. [more]



ProQuest CongressionalRestricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri
Also Known as: Lexis Nexis Congressional

The ProQuest Congressional database indexes and provides full text access to government information dating to 1789. Content is sourced mainly from Congress and its committees, but some executive branch reports to Congress are also included. Document types include hearings (1824-2003), congressional committee prints and miscellaneous publications (1830-current), House and Senate documents and reports (1980-2003), the Congressional record and its predecessors (1789-1999), the Congressional Serial Set (1980-2003), and Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports(1916-2003). Some Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports from 2004 forward have been added to the database, though they are also freely available on GAO.gov. For a complete description of ProQuest Congressional contents, coverage, and update frequency, consult the Content Coverage Chart on the database’s main search screen. [more]



ProQuest Dissertations & ThesesRestricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri
Also Known as: Proquest Dissertations & Theses Database; Proquest Dissertations and Theses; ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global

Contains more than 1.2 million citations, with abstracts (since 1980) to dissertations accepted for doctoral degrees by accredited North American educational institutions and more than 200 institutions elsewhere. It corresponds to Dissertation Abstracts International (DAI), American Doctoral Dissertations (ADD), and Comprehensive Dissertation Index (CDI), as well as to the online Dissertation Abstracts database. Dissertation Abstracts also contains citations, with abstracts (since 1988), to masters’ theses corresponding to the coverage in Masters Abstracts (MA) Dissertation coverage includes approximately 3,000 subject areas, as well as masters theses and some dissertations from Canadian and overseas institutions. [more]



ProQuest Historical NewspapersRestricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri
Searchable full-image of the New York Times (1851-2010), The Wall Street Journal (1889-1996), The Washington Post (1877-1997), The Chicago Defender (1910-1975) and The Chicago Tribune (1849-1990). [more]



ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chicago DefenderRestricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri
The Chicago Defender (1910-1975) offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue. [more]



ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chicago TribuneRestricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri
Searchable cover-to-cover full image of the Chicago Tribune from 1849-1990. [more]



ProQuest Historical Newspapers: New York TimesRestricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri
Also Known as: New York Times;historical New York Times; NYT

ProQuest Historical Newspapers digitally reproduces every issue of the New York Times (1851-2010) from cover-to-cover. It provides full page-image and full-text searching of the newspaper. [more]



ProQuest Historical Newspapers: St. Louis Post-Dispatch – TrialRestricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri[please give feedback here]
Full-text, searchable access to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch from 1874-2003, including news articles, photos, advertisements, classified ads, obituaries, cartoons and more. Trial ends November 1, 2017. [more]



ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Wall Street JournalRestricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri
Also Known as: WSJ

Searchable cover-to-cover full image of the Wall Street Journal from 1889-1996. [more]



ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Washington PostRestricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri
Searchable cover-to-cover full image of the Washington Post from 1877-1997. [more]



ProQuest Legislative InsightRestricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri
A legislative history reveals the intent behind a specific law. Legislative histories are helpful to students preparing for careers in public health, education, business, or any other discipline subject to Federal regulation. This database provides searchable full text PDFs for Public Laws and for all versions of bills leading up to those laws. In addition, it presents just the relevant portions of the Congressional Record along with committee hearings, reports, and prints. Also included are Presidential signing statements, Congressional Research Service reports, and other congressional publications related to the law. [more]



ProQuest NewsstandRestricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri
Also Known as: News stand

ProQuest Newsstand contains over 1169 newspapers, 134 trade journals, 62 general interest periodicals, 134 blogs, podcasts, and websites. With titles like the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and major regionals like the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post and the Boston Globe, users can also find access to international, national, and regional news. [more]



ProQuest Technology CollectionRestricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri
Also Known as: CSA Materials Research Database with METADEX, CSA High Technology Research Database with Aerospace, and the CSA Engineering Research Database, TRD, Technology Research Database, ProQuest Technology Collection

ProQuest Technology Collection indexes over 16 million abstracts, over 7.7 million tables and figures, and includes over 2,700 full text journals. It is comprised of ProQuest Advanced Technologies with Aerospace Collection; ProQuest Materials Science Collection; ProQuest Engineering Collection; ProQuest Computer Science Collection; and ProQuest Illustrata: Technology. Coverage starts from 1962. [more]



ProteinDBSAnyone can use
Search more than 50,000 chains of 3-D protein structures by ID or query by example to identify similar structures. [more]



psychiatryonlineRestricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri
Also Known as: Psychiatry Online ; pol

Books, journals, guidelines, patient education materials, and DSM from the American Psychiatric Association. Book content provided with the assistance of the Department of Psychiatry. [more]



Psychology DatabasesAnyone can use
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PsycINFORestricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri
Also Known as: Psychological Abstracts

Locate articles in articles in more than 1,300 periodicals as well as technical reports, dissertations, and other materials in psychology and related behavioral and social sciences. From the American Psychological Association. Includes a feature to suggest productive search terms to guide users to relevant results. [more]



PsycINFO with PsycARTICLESRestricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri
Also Known as: psychological abstracts

PsycINFO contains references to articles in more than 1,300 periodicals as well as technical reports, dissertations, and other materials in psychology and related behavioral and social sciences. With the inclusion of PsycARTICLES, over 149,000 full-text articles from more than 70 journals published by the American Psychological Association and participating publishers are provided. [more]



PubChemAnyone can use
Locate information on structure and biological activity of over 800,000 small organic molecules. Search by substance, bioassay or compound. Information is imported from 14 public sources, including ChemID plus. Structure and similarity searching are also supported. From the National Center for Biotechnology Information, it includes links to other Pubmed Entrez databases. [more]



PubGetRestricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri
Also Known as: pub get

A search engine for pdfs in the sciences from PubMed, IEEE and arXiv. Search by topic or set up journal title alerts. Supported by advertising. [more]



Public Policy DatabasesAnyone can use
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PubMedRestricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri
The National Library of Medicine free article search engine, containing article references from MEDLINE, PreMEDLINE, OLDMEDLINE, plus some publisher-supplied and out of scope citations from certain general science and chemistry journals. To run a cited reference search on an article found in PubMed, copy and paste the PMID article Identifier here. [more]



 

Databases by Subject

DATABASES BY SUBJECT

Databases by Type

Try First: Resources for Research

TRY FIRST: RESOURCES FOR RESEARCH

General and Multidisciplinary Databases

The following databases are good places to start your research. They all search scholarly peer reviewed journals and provide access to the full-text of articles.

ebsco
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  • Search over 12,500 journals 1984 to date
  • Can limit search results to scholarly (peer reviewed) journals

 

logo_scopusRestricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri Icon_External_Link_Video
 
  • Search over 18,000 peer reviewed journals 1996 to date
  • Find out who's citing particular articles

 

jstorRestricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri
  • Search full-text back files of over 300 scholarly journals
  • Does not include the last five years of issues

 

Research databases
  • Search for articles in journals, magazines and newspapers
  • Search for books, government documents, DVDs and more

 

Google Scholar  
  • Search for scholarly articles, books and theses

 

Online Encyclopedias and Handbooks


Gale Virtual Reference Library Restricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri

 

1230510Restricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri
 

Current and Controversial Issues

Restricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri  
  • 1991 to date
  • Weekly reports on controversial topics

Journalist's Resource: Policy Studies

  • Research reports on environment, economics, society and government

Public Agenda

  • Research reports on people's views and values

Pro/Con.org

  • Pros and cons of controversial issues

 

News and Newspapers

Factiva Restricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri

  • Over 8000 full-text newspapers and trade journals
  • Includes broadcast transcripts and wire services
  • 1980's to date
  • Company business and financial information

Proquest NewsStand Restricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri

  • Over 500 full-text newspapers including the Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, LA Times, Washington Post and Boston Globe.
  • 1980's to date
  • Full-text newspapers and trade journals
  • Includes broadcast transcripts and wire services
  • 1980's to date

Proquest Historical Newspapers Restricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri

  • Full-page images and article images from the New York Times (1851-2008) and the Chicago Defender (1910-1975)
  • Can search and see images of advertisements in the New York Times

Creating Bibliographies/Citing Sources

 

Trial Databases

TRIAL DATABASES

The MU Libraries are participating in trials of these resources in order to evaluate for possible future subscription.

Communication Source – TrialRestricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri[please give feedback here]
Developed from the merger of Communication & Mass Media Complete and Communication, Abstracts, this resource includes nearly 700 full-text journals and indexes more than 1,000 core titles. Content comes from journals, magazines, conference papers, conference proceedings and trade publications. Trial ends November 10, 2017. [more]



POLITICO Pro – TrialRestricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri[please give feedback here]
POLITICO Pro provides real-time, interdisciplinary news, with broad and granular coverage along 16 industry areas: agriculture, healthcare, cybersecurity, employment & immigration, education, energy, environment, tax, technology, financial services, etc. Information is provided in various ways, including industry specific morning briefings, ready-made infographics and power point presentations, Twitter-style policy specific newsfeeds, archived primary source documents, legislative forecasting and in-depth analysis. Trial ends October 23, 2017. [more]



ProQuest Historical Newspapers: St. Louis Post-Dispatch – TrialRestricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri[please give feedback here]
Full-text, searchable access to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch from 1874-2003, including news articles, photos, advertisements, classified ads, obituaries, cartoons and more. Trial ends November 1, 2017. [more]



 

 

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Electronic resources are available to University of Missouri (MU) students, faculty, staff, and library users in accordance with the publisher's license terms and conditions. Users have an obligation to read, be aware of, and observe the terms and conditions of use for all electronic resources. You MUST

  • Use the resources for personal, educational, or research purposes ONLY
  • Check the license terms on this website for permitted uses and prohibited uses
  • Comply with restrictions on use, copying, reproduction, distributions, and alteration

You MUST NOT

  • Systematically or programmatically or massively copy any of these resources
  • Sell or otherwise make commercial use of these resources

Conditions of Use

Electronic resources are available to University of Missouri (MU) students, faculty, staff, and library users in accordance with the publisher’s license terms and conditions. Users have an obligation to read, be aware of, and observe the terms and conditions of use for all electronic resources.

You MUST

  • Use the resources for personal, educational, or research purposes ONLY
  • Check the license terms on this website for permitted uses and prohibited uses
  • Comply with restrictions on use, copying, reproduction, distributions, and alteration
  • Comply with all applicable laws concerning copyright and intellectual property

You MUST NOT

  • Systematically or programmatically or massively copy any of these resources
  • Sell or otherwise make commercial use of these resources
Research databases