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Databases are a great place to find scholarly articles and other information on a wide variety of topics.

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Academic OneFile
Covers over 8,000 journals from all fields of study including business, criminal justice, education, health, psychology, tourism, and more. Also indexes podcasts from news sources such as NPR and CNN.

Academic Search Premier
The largest academic multi-disciplinary database, offering information in almost every field of study. Guide

Biography in Context
Biographies from many sources, searchable by year, nationality, ethnicity, occupation, or gender.

Biomedical Reference Collection
Covers all areas of medical study. The journals are also indexed in MEDLINE. Guide

Business & Company Resource Center
Offers dynamic, accurate, and up-to-date topical business information and company and industry intelligence on thousands of global companies.

Business Source Premier
Includes journal articles from all aspects of business plus research reports, industry reports, company profiles, and SWOT analyses. Guide

CINAHL
Information on nursing and allied health disciplines. Guide

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
The premier evidence-based medicine database, contains systematic reviews and other types of medical information that can guide clinical decision making. Guide

Communication & Mass Media Complete
Provides information on all aspects of communications and mass media. Guide

Contemporary Literary Criticism Select
Critical essays on contemporary authors, including biographical and critical information, listing of principal works, and sources for further study.

Counseling and Therapy in Video
Includes more than 330 videos focusing on social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling. Includes examples of consultations, counseling sessions, interviews, lectures, and more.

Directory of Psychological Tests in the Sport and Exercise Sciences
Provides descriptive information on over 300 psychological scales, questionnaires, and inventories. All items are sport-specific and include information about the availability of the instrument.

DynaMed
An evidence-based medical information database with nearly 3,000 summaries of clinical topics. Updated daily.

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eBook collection
Search and view the full text of eBooks.

ebrary
A collection of thousands of e-books.

Educator's Reference Complete
Includes more than 450 full-text academic journals, hundreds of full-text reports, and many premier reference sources. The content focuses on educational principles, child development and psychology, and best practices in education.

Encyclopedia Britannica Online
The online version of the Encyclopedia Britannica.

ERIC
Covers journal and report literature in disciplines related to education. Guide

Films on Demand
A streaming video service that provides users with access to hundreds of videos related to the Humanities and Social Sciences.Users can watch, mark, and share videos by creating their own accounts.

Gale Literary Index
An index to Gale's series on literary criticism, author biographies, and literature surveys.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
A collection of reference books on many topics that can be searched and read online.

General BusinessFile
Index of business and trade journal articles on business, finance, mergers, trade, banking, and information for over 150,000 companies.

General OneFile
General interest database of magazines, newspapers and reference sources. For information on current events, popular culture, the arts, sciences and sports.

Global Issues in Context
Information on key issues and events across the world, broken down by issue and by country. Issues are framed by editorial essays and updated with current int'l news information.

Google Scholar
Google Scholar is a free online resource which will allow you to quickly search hundreds of thousands of academic citations to articles, books, and more. Order the items you find through Interlibrary Loan.

Grant Select
Over 12,000 funding opportunities from federal agencies, foundations, and research institutes.

GreenFile
Includes scholarly, government, and general interest resources that focus on the environmental impact of human beings, corporations, and governments. Topics include global warming, sustainable agriculture, recycling, and more. Guide

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Health and Wellness Resource Center
Up-to-date reference material as well as full-text magazines, journals, and pamphlets from a wide variety of authoritative medical sources.

Health Reference Center
Covers the subjects of health and health care delivery issues, fitness, nutrition, medicine, safety, alcohol and drug abuse.

JSTOR Language & Literature Collection
Full text of journals that span the literary cultures of many countries.

LexisNexis Academic Universe
An enormous aggregation of news, business, legal, medical, and reference information. Includes the full text of the New York Times (1980-present).

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
Indexes over 600 journals, books, and reports in subjects such as librarianship, information management, and online information retrieval.

Literary Reference Center
Provides information on approximately 140,000 authors from a wide range of literary disciplines and time frames as well as plot summaries, synopses, and overviews of their works. In addition, it also includes 14,500 short stories and 54,000 poems.

Literature Resource Center
Contains biographical information, critical essays, and overviews of authors and their works.

Litfinder
Collection of full-text literature, helping researchers find the full text of over 135,000 poems, over 6,400 stories and novels, over 2,000 author biographies, as well as essays, plays and speeches. Use other literature databases to find critical journal articles.

Massachusetts Newsstand
Provides full text coverage of the Berkshire Eagle (2005-present), Boston Globe (1980-current), Business West (Chicopee, 1992-current), Gazette (Haverhill, 1992-1997), North Adams Transcript (2005-current), Plymouth County Business Review (1991-current), Sentinel & Enterprise (Fitchburg, 2005-current), Standard Times (New Bedford, 1992-1997), Sun (Lowell, 2004-current), Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, 1989-current).

MEDLINE
Citations describe articles from medical journals and include abstracts. Guide

Mental Measurements Yearbook
A comprehensive guide to over 2000 testing instruments, including information needed to evaluate or test products within areas such as psychology, education, business, and leadership.

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Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Find news, opinion, background and basic academic information about current social and political topics.

OregonPDF in Health & Performance
Indexes theses and dissertations in the Human Movement Studies collection housed at the U. of Oregon. Babson Library subscribes to the microfiche collection of the full text.

Oxford Art Online
Provides access to four key resources on the visual arts--painting, sculpture, graphic arts, architecture, decorative arts and photography.

Oxford English Dictionary
Contains the definitions to over half a million words along with their pronunciations, etymology and examples of use.

Physical Education Index
This database is good for detailed research in sport and exercise sciences. It has both popular and research materials in it.

Proquest Criminal Justice
Covers many criminal justice topics, including corrections administration, law enforcement, social work, industrial security, drug rehabilitation, and criminal and family law.

Proquest Historical Newspapers
View page images of original articles, including images and advertisements, from the New York Times (1851-2007) and Washington Post (1887-1994)

PsycBOOKS
Search through thousands of electronic books from the American Psychological Association, including over 1500 encylopedia articles.

PsycINFO
Information on psychology and related disciplines, including journal articles and book chapters. Guide

PubMed
Citations describe articles from medical journals and include abstracts. Guide

RDS Business Suite
The RDS Business Suite search interface is useful when searching for broad profiling information about companies or industries.

RefWorks
RefWorks allows you to enter bibliographic citations by hand or import them directly from library databases. You can then organize and automatically format your references according to one of hundreds of different citation styles, including APA, MLA, AMA, and most other styles currently used at Springfield College.

Rehabilitation Reference Center
An evidence-based clinical reference tool for use by rehabilitation clinicians at the point-of-care. Accessible content includes nearly 200 Clinical Reviews, more than 100 research instruments, information from AHFS on over 11,700 drugs and their manufacturers, more than 9,800 exercise images, and much more.

Science in Context
Topic overviews on science topics with content pulled from reference books, biographies, periodicals, and images banks.

SBRnet (Sports Business Research Network)
Includes research reports and charts, trade publications, international reports, and industry trends.

SocINDEX
An excellent source of information on sociology and the social sciences, including full text for journals and information on books, dissertations, etc. Guide

Social Work Abstracts
Indexes citations to journals and dissertations in social work and social issues related to casework. Guide

SPORTDiscus
SPORT Discus covers areas such as exercise physiology, sports medicine, biomechanics, coaching, and sports psychology. Guide

Springfield Republican
Full text of the Springfield Republican from 1988 to the present.

Teacher Reference Center
Indexes over 260 of the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals, periodicals, and books in education. Guide

U.S. History in Context
Topic-based overviews of historical issues, events, and people. Each topic includes reference information, relevant news and journal articles, and some primary sources.

Wall Street Journal
Full text, 1984-present.

World History in Context
Topic overviews in world history, covering major figures, countries and cultures, historical eras, and other historical topics. Pulls from a huge collection of reference books, periodicals, and images.

WorldCat
Search for books, videos, and more from over 10,000 libraries worldwide. You can see if Babson Library owns an item by clicking on the title and entering our zip code 01109 in the Enter Location Information box located at the top of the page.

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Trial Databases
PsycTESTS
Find the full text of psychological tests, scales, measures, and other assessments as well as structured information about the tests. Available as a trial until October 12, 2011.

PsycTHERAPY
Offers streaming videos of psychotherapy demonstrations featuring some of the leading therapists in North America. Available as a trial until October 12, 2011.
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