Mabee Library provides access to many research databases. You will be asked for your MNU email username and password.
Discovery - Most students will select databases from the list below, but you may also use "Discovery" to simultaneously search most of the library databases, including the library catalog, Credo Reference, EBSCOhost and others. This "quick search" approach can be used strategically: it is a good way to start your research, and it produces very broad search results. We recommend also searching databases in your subject area from the list below.
CQ Researcher - An online research database of original research reports and analysis on issues in the news. These reports are noted for in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the economy.
Credo Reference - A virtual reference shelf encompassing all of the academic disciplines at MNU. It contains over 3.7 million articles from over 780 reference books.
Discovery - Use "Discovery" to simultaneously search most of the library databases, including the library catalog, Credo Reference, EBSCOhost and others. This "quick search" approach can be used strategically: it is a good way to start your research, and it produces very broad search results.
Ebrary Academic Complete - A collection of over 128,000 e-books representing all academic disciplines.
Encyclopedia Britannica - The famed encyclopedia in digital format, constantly updated and comprehensive. Includes the Encyclopædia Britannica, Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, magazines and periodicals and other research tools.
New York Times - current articles and a complete archive; up to five articles may be downloaded daily. New users will be prompted to enter their MNU email address and create a password. Once you have reached the New York Times site and created your account with your MNU email address, you may access the New York Times off-campus with your account. You may also download the NYT app for your portable device for mobile access.
WestlawNext - A comprehensive collection of news, business, and law information for students.
KnightCite - An automatic bibliography composer, KnightCite helps you quickly and accurately format in-text and reference list citations in APA, MLA, and other styles.
Journal & Research Articles
EBSCOhost - The library's most extensive collection of research databases, encompassing all academic disciplines. Search for scholarly journal, magazine and newspaper articles. Desired articles not in full-text format may be requested through interlibrary loan.
JSTOR - Search for journal articles in the JSTOR "Arts and Sciences IV" collection, which focuses on education, law, psychology, business and public policy and administration.
Web of Science - Despite its name, this database does not focus solely on the sciences; it also provides access to articles within the social sciences, arts and humanities. Includes the Web of Science Core Collection (Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index and Arts & Humanities Citation Index), with coverage from 1975-present.
EBSCOhost - Select the "Business" database category (and, optionally, other categories such as "History, Government, & Law") to search for relevant scholarly journal, magazine and newspaper articles. Desired articles not in full-text format may be requested through interlibrary loan.
Kansas City Business Journal - Complete coverage of the weekly business journal, and unlimited access to the full site and the "Digital Book of Lists," containing the names and contact information for hundreds of ranked companies.
LexisNexis Academic - Full-text news content, including current coverage and deep archives, business information on more than 80 million U.S. and international companies and more than 63 million executives and legal sources for federal and state cases and statutes and U.S. Supreme Court decisions.
ReferenceUSA - A company and residential information database to support business intelligence reference and research. May be used to identify competitors and similar businesses, using names, addresses, SIC code, employee size, sales volume, business expenditures and other search criteria. Businesses are geo-coded for mapping analysis.
Counseling and Psychotherapy Transcripts, Client Narratives, and Reference Works - Searchable collection of transcripts of counseling and therapy sessions and first-person narratives illuminating the experience of mental illness and treatment, as well as reference works to contextualize the primary material. It contains more than 2,000 session transcripts, 44,000 pages of client narratives and 25,000 pages of secondary reference material.
Counseling and Therapy in Video - More than 780 hours of training videos and reenactments, as well as footage of actual therapy sessions conducted by psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers. Videos provide insight into working with clients, translating theories into practice while using various therapeutic methods and diagnoses and training in skills such as reflection and empathy while working with specific populations.
EBSCOhost - Select the "Psychology, Sociology, & Counseling" database category (and, optionally, other categories) to search for relevant scholarly journal, magazine and newspaper articles. Desired articles not in full-text format may be requested through interlibrary loan.
Fine & Performing Arts
Music Online: Reference - Brings together the full content of four online music reference collections: African American Music Reference, Classical Music Reference Library, Classical Scores Library and The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online. These reference materials for the study of music cover every time period, genre, cultural group and geographic region. Printable scores for over 50,000 works are included.
Naxos Music Library - The world´s largest online classical music library, offering streaming access to more than 120,000 CDs of both standard and rare repertoire. Over 800 new CDs are added every month. Contents can be searched by composer, work, genre and label. Background resources include: audio book transriptions about the history of classical music and opera, with listening examples, libretti and synopses of over 700 operas, a pronunciation guide for composer and artist names, a glossary, an overview of important musical terms, work analyses and work details with instrumentation, publishers, duration and available recordings.
Oxford Music Online - Authoritative resource for music research, with over 60,000 articles written by over 6,000 music scholars. It incorporating the full texts of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd edition (2001), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera (1992) and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, 2nd edition (2002), as well as numerous subsequent updates and emendations. Articles from The Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd edition (8 vols., 2013) and The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments, 2nd edition (5 vols., 2014) are being incorporated into the online database. Relevant web links and audio samples are also included.
College English - A professional journal for the college scholar-teacher, with articles about literature, rhetoric-composition, critical theory, creative writing theory and pedagogy, linguistics, literacy, reading theory and professional issues related to the teaching of English.
EBSCOhost - Select the "Literature" database category (and, optionally, other categories) to search for relevant scholarly journal, magazine and newspaper articles. Desired articles not in full-text format may be requested through interlibrary loan.
Mango Languages - Courses in over 70 different languages (both basic and complete lessons). By creating an account, users may track progress and return to courses in progress. Includes ESL lessons.
Nursing & Science
EBSCOhost - Select the "Nursing & Health Sciences" database category to search for relevant scholarly journal, magazine and newspaper articles. Desired articles not in full-text format may be requested through interlibrary loan.
ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source - Practice reference material, including full-text, peer-reviewed nursing journal articles, books, dissertations, e-books, videos and study paths.
Science Direct - Keep up to date with health and medical developments to stimulate research and improve patient care. Search our books and journals covering education, reference information, decision support and more.
Web of Science - The Web of Science Core Collection, including Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index and Arts & Humanities Citation Index, all with coverage from 1975-present.
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education - Features research articles based on classroom and laboratory studies, descriptive and survey studies and summary and review articles.
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