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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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Water Resources AbstractsRestricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri
Water Resources Abstracts covers a wide range of water resource topics including water resource economics, conservation, control, hydrology, water planning, water cycle (precipitation), snow, groundwater, lakes, erosion), and water quality (pollution, waste treatment). [more]



Waterloo Directory of English Newspapers & Periodicals: 1800-1900Restricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri

This directory provides detailed bibliographical records for 70,000 periodical and newspaper titles published in the 19th Century. Coverage includes titles published on a regular basis (daily to annually) in every language within England. Library locations, online sources, facsimile title pages and personal name entries are also included. A family tree providing all titles related through mergers, common issuing bodies and title changes is also available. [more]



Web of Science – All DatabasesRestricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri

Searches across the following Web of Science databases: Core Collection, BIOSIS Citation Index, Current Contents Connect, Data Citation Index, Derwent Innovations Index, KCI-Korean Journal Database, MEDLINE, SciELO Citation Index and Zoological Record. [more]



Web of Science Core CollectionRestricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri
Also Known as: WoS

This collection indexes thousands of scholarly journals, books, reports, conferences and more. Citation information and analysis with cited reference searching available. The collection includes Science Citation Index Expanded (1990-present), Social Sciences Citation Index Expanded (1990-present), Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1990-present), Conference Proceedings Citation Index (1990-present), Book Citation Index (2005-present), Current Chemical Reactions (1985-present) and Index Chemicus (1993-present). [more]



Wellesley Index to Victorian PeriodicalsRestricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri

This database indexes British and American Periodicals from 1824-1900. Matches pseudonyms to actual authors. Part of C19 database. No full-text. [more]



Wildlife and Ecology Studies WorldwideRestricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri

Wildlife and Ecology Studies Worldwide indexes literature on wild mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. All aspects of wildlife and wildlife management are covered. [more]



Wiley InterscienceRestricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri

Wiley Interscience is a multidisciplinary database offering access to journals, online books, reference works and databases. [more]



WIPO World Intelllectual Property Organization PCT Patents DatabaseAnyone can use

Part of the WIPO Intellectual Property Digital Library. Search and retrieve fulltext for WIPO PCT patent applications published as PCT pamphlets since January 1997, and where applicable, republished since April 1998. Bibliographic data, abstracts, drawings and images of PCT pamphlets are provided for all published and republished international applications in the collection. To search the entire collection rather than only the current week, be sure and select ALL weeks To retrieve a patent by number, search the PUBLICATION NUMBER (e.g. WO 2004/019554). search only the number with punctuation and spaces removed (e.g. 2004019954). [more]



Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders (WISER)Anyone can use
Also Known as: webwiser ; WISER

Designed to assist first responders in hazardous material incidents, WISER provides a wide range of information on hazardous substances, including substance identification support, physical characteristics, human health information, and containment and suppression advice. Contains information on 390 of the substances included in the HSDB Hazardous Substances Databank. [more]



Women & Gender Studies DatabasesAnyone can use



Workforce Skills for 21st Century SuccessRestricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri

Provides an interactive, self-paced platform with resume building tools, resources to improve workplace skills like business writing and presentation proficiencies, improve computer and internet skills, assistance with preparation for professional licensing and aptitude tests and interview skills. Access provide by MOREnet. [more]



World Advertising Research Center (WARC)Restricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri
Also Known as: WARC

WARC (World Advertising Research Center) provides access to advertising and marketing information from various sources. The searchable sources include organizations of various countries, monographs, conference papers, case studies, abstracts and the full-text of various journals, including the International Journal of Market Research, the Journal of Advertising Research, the International Journal of Advertising, Admap, the Journal of Advertising History and Market Leader. [more]



World Development Indicators OnlineAnyone can use
Also Known as: WDI

WDI provides a comprehensive selection of economic, social and environmental indicators, drawing on data from the World Bank and more than 30 partner agencies. The database covers 209 economies with data back to 1965. The database covers more than 900 indicators for 209 economies with data back to 1960. Results can be downloaded into: excel; csv; xml; sdmx formats as well as API format. Free access provided by World Bank. [more]



World Health Organization Library Database (WHOLIS)Anyone can use

Indexes all World Health Organization publications from 1948 to date, plus articles from WHO-produced journals and technical documents since 1985. [more]



World Newspaper Archive – African NewspapersRestricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri

This collection provides access to more than 40 fully searchable African newspapers published between 1800 and 1922. It features titles published in Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. Languages include English, German, French, Portuguese, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Sotho, and others. [more]



World Shakespeare Bibliography OnlineRestricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri

International in scope, The World Shakespeare Bibliography Online covers Shakespeare-related scholarship and theatrical productions published or produced worldwide between 1961 and 2008. Publications range from 1961 to 2008. [more]



WorldCatRestricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri
Also Known as: WorldCat OCLC Catalog

WorldCat is the OCLC Online Union Catalog containing over 95 million records catalogued by OCLC member libraries covering books and other materials held in libraries worldwide. [more]



WorldCat DissertationsRestricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri

WorldCat Dissertations is a database of all dissertations and theses listed in WorldCat. [more]



WorldCat.orgAnyone can use
Also Known as: WorldCat



Worldwide Political Science AbstractsRestricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts provides citations, abstracts, and indexing of the international serials literature in Political Science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, and public administration/policy. [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
Restricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri Icon_External_Link_Video
  • 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.

African American Biographical Database – TrialRestricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri[please give feedback here]

The African-American Biographical Database (AABD) brings together biographies, rare books, and historical information on thousands of African-Americans. Trial ends October 19, 2018. [more]



American Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies – TrialRestricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri[please give feedback here]
Also Known as: ABSEES

Provides information on East-Central Europe, Russia, Soviet Union and the former Soviet republics, with a large collection of indexed sources published in the United States, Canada and some European countries. Trial ends October 4, 2018. [more]



Black Studies Center – TrialRestricted to faculty, students, and staff at The University of Missouri[please give feedback here]

Black Studies Center is a fully cross-searchable database, including scholarly essays, recent periodicals, historical newspaper articles, reference books, and much more. It combines essential resources for research and teaching in Black Studies, including The Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience, Index to Black Periodicals Full Text, Black Literature Index, and the Chicago Defender historical newspaper from 1912-1975. Trial ends October 19, 2018. [more]



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Research databases