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Name Description
20th Century Poetry (Chadwick)
Presents the poems of over 580 English and American poets of the 20th century in full-text, plus biographical and critical information for each poet represented. How-to guide for this database.
Academic Search Complete (Ebsco)
The world's largest scholarly, multi-disciplinary database containing full-text for more than 8,500 publications in a user-friendly format with many helpful special features. How-to guide for this database.
Academic OneFile (Gale)
Contains more than 6,200 full-text titles in all disciplines, with an intuitive interface and powerful extras. How-to guide for this database.
ArchiveGrid Archival Collections Index (FirstSearch)
The first stop for locating historical documents, personal papers, and family histories held in archives around the world. How-to guide for this database.
ATLA Theological Database (Ebsco)
Combines the premier index to religious periodicals with full-text articles from over 70 journals in all fields of religion.  This collection is produced by the American Theological Library Association. How-to guide for this database.
Barron's / New York Times (ProQuest)
ProQuest Digital MicroFilm offers complete coverage of Barron's and the New York Times from 2008 to the present.  Images and text are fully viewable online as PDF files, which may be printed.
Business Source Complete (Ebsco)
The world's definitive scholarly business database, containing far more active, peer-reviewed, business related journals than any other database currently available. How-to guide for this database.




Name Description
CAMIO Digital Image Collection (FirstSearch)
A growing collection of art images from the collections of prominent museums, highlighting the creative output of cultures from around the world. How-to guide for this database.
Communication & Mass Media (Ebsco)
Provides the most robust, quality research solution in areas related to communication and mass media, with abstracted indexing of over 600 journals, 240 of which are full-text. How-to guide for this database.
Computer Source (Ebsco)
Provides full-text coverage of nearly 300 publications with the latest information and current trends in high technology. How-to guide for this database.
Consumer Health Complete (Ebsco)
Provides convenient access to easily understandable health and medical information. You can search and browse within medical encyclopedias, popular reference books, and magazine articles. How-to guide for this database.
Criminal Justice Collection (Gale)
For those studying to become a lawyer or law enforcement officer, paralegal, or for a career in Homeland Security, this collection rises to the challenge. How-to guide for this database.
Dallas Morning News (NewsSource)
Provides complete full-text access to the content of The Dallas Morning News, The Arlington Morning News, and Quick DFW.  Backfiles are available to 1984, and current issues are added daily. How-to guide for this database.
Dictionary of the Christian Church (Oxford)
Contains over 6,000 A-Z entries, and offers unrivalled coverage of all aspects of this vast and often complex subject, from theology; churches and denominations; patristic scholarship; and the bible; to the church calendar and its organization; popes; archbishops; saints; and mystics. How-to guide for this database.
Dictionary of the Middle Ages (Oxford)
An essential new reference work covering all key aspects of European history, society, and culture from 500 to 1500 A.D., as well as the Byzantine Empire, Islamic dynasties, and Asiatic peoples of the era. How-to guide for this database.
Dictionary of the Renaissance (Oxford)
This dictionary provides rich detail on all aspects of the Renaissance in 14th to 17th century Europe, including comprehensive coverage of the art, literature, science, culture, philosophy, religion, economics, history, and conflict of the period. Nearly half the entries are biographical, covering artists, thinkers, statesman, and reformers. How-to guide for this database.
Directory of Open Access Journals
Free, full-text, quality-controlled scientific and scholarly journals covering all subjects and languages.  Offers 673 searchable journals plus thousands of articles. How-to guide for this database.
Dissertations & Theses (ProQuest)
Offers citations for over 2.2 million theses and dissertations in every academic field.  In addition, over 750,000 items are available as full-text PDF files. How-to guide for this database.




Name Description
eBooks / Audiobooks (Ebsco)
Ebsco offers a comprehensive collection of eBooks, making it possible for you to access a wide range of research, reference, and reading materials for online or offline reading.. In addition, DBU now offers a limited collection of audiobooks, which can be downloaded to your computer or MP3-enabled device.  How-to guide for this database.
Economics & Business Theory (Gale)
This collection of 150 full-text periodicals covers topics such as economic development, forecasting, and history; fiscal theory; monetary theory and finance, and more. How-to guide for this database.
Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece & Rome (Oxford)
Offers a comprehensive overview of the major cultures of the classical Mediterranean world—Greek, Hellenistic, and Roman—from the Bronze Age to the fifth century BC. How-to guide for this database.
Encyclopedia of Climate & Weather (Oxford)
Offers over 330 entries on climatology and meteorology, including biographical accounts of those who have made significant contributions to these fields. Over 250 photographs, maps, and charts offer highly evocative depictions of various weather and climate conditions. How-to guide for this database.
Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible (Oxford)
Contains almost 120 in-depth entries on each of the canonical books of the Bible, major apocryphal books of the New and Old Testaments, important noncanonical texts, and thematic essays on topics such as canonicity, textual criticism, and translation. How-to guide for this database.
Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment (Oxford)
Covering the “long” Enlightenment, from the rise of Descartes' disciples in 1670 to the restoration of the Bourbon monarchy in 1815, these 700 articles by leading scholars range from discussions of mercantilism and democracy to the battlefield to the dissemination of ideas in salons and coffeehouses. How-to guide for this database.
Encyclopedia of the Islamic World (Oxford)
Presents accurate, comprehensive, and balanced scholarship on all aspects of the world's fastest-growing religion and the areas it affects: society, politics, economics, everyday life, culture, and thought. The articles take a broad, comparative, and multidisciplinary approach in dealing with issues that span across a multitude of countries and centuries, with nearly 300 images and 40 maps. How-to guide for this database.
Encyclopedia of the Reformation (Oxford)
The definitive source for information about the entire range of religious and social changes that altered the face of Europe in the sixteenth century, encompassing not only issues of church polity and theology but also developments in politics, economics, demographics, art and literature. How-to guide for this database.
ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, contains more than a million records and links to hundreds of thousands of full-text documents from ERIC back to 1966, now available in Ebsco's user-friendly interface. How-to guide for this database.
ERIC Online (ERIC)
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education; includes resources such as teaching guides, research reports, bibliographies, issue papers, instructional materials, and evaluation instruments. How-to guide for this database.




Name Description
Fine Arts & Music (Gale)
This collection of 200 full-text periodicals provides broad coverage of the arts, including music and music theory, drama and the performing arts, and the visual arts and art history. How-to guide for this database.
FirstSearch Collections
Compilation of approximately 36 databases organized by topic, plus WorldCat.  NOTE: Most databases in FirstSearch are not full-text (except Wilson Select Plus). How-to guide for this database.
Funk & Wagnall's (Ebsco)
Provides over 25,000 full-text entries covering an array of topics, many with images, in Ebsco's easy-to-use interface. How-to guide for this database.
General OneFile (Gale)
A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics.
General Reference Center Gold (Gale)
A general interest database that integrates a variety of sources - newspapers, reference books, magazines, and trade publications. Find articles on current events, popular culture, business and industry trends, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more.
Grove Music Online (Oxford)
Offers users the opportunity to access and cross-search Oxford’s music reference resources, including the Oxford Dictionary of Music, the Oxford Companion to Music, and the New Grove Dictionaries of Music and Musicians, Opera, and Jazz. How-to guide for this database. Library of Congress list of ML and MT classifications.  List of LoC M classifications.
Handbook of Texas (TSHA)
A multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture, with more than 23,000 articles on people, places, events, historical themes, institutions, and more. How-to guide for this database.
Health Reference Academic (Gale)
This multi-source database provides access to full-text nursing and allied health journals, plus a wide variety of personal health information sources. How-to guide for this database.
Health Source Academic (Ebsco)
Provides nearly 550 scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines, plus Clinical Pharmacology (US drug monographs). How-to guide for this database.
History Collection (Ebsco)
Offers a global look at history and contains cover-to-cover full-text for nearly 150 titles, including many peer-reviewed journals; full-text dates as far back as 1964. How-to guide for this database.




Name Description
InfoTrac Communications (Gale)
A custom collection of more than 100 journals focused on all aspects of the communications field; key subjects covered include advertising and public relations, linguistics, and literature. How-to guide for this database.
JSTOR's trusted digital archive of over one thousand academic journals and other scholarly items provides a wide range of content in more than 50 disciplines. How-to guide for this database.
Legal Collection (Ebsco)
Collection of respected, scholarly peer-reviewed publications including law journals, documents, and case studies, offering full-text for nearly 250 of the world's best law journals. How-to guide for this database.
LexisNexis Academic
Provides full-text documents from over 5,900 news, business, legal, medical, and reference publications with a variety of flexible search options. How-to guide for this database.
Library Issues (Gale)
Created for the information professional, this collection provides current and accurate coverage of such topics as data processing techniques, metadata architectures, and more. How-to guide for this database.
Literary Criticism Online (Gale)
This growing online resource continues in digital format the library’s print collection of Gale collections of critical essays.  Includes the complete text of six critical series, starting from 2008 to the present. How-to guide for this database.
Literature Resource Center (Gale)
Full-text biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of more than 120,000 authors from every age and literary discipline - novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers. How-to guide for this database.




MasterFile Premier (Ebsco)
Provides full-text for nearly 1,950 general periodicals, 5,000 book reviews, 500 reference books, 84,074 biographies, 86,135 primary source documents, & 188,323 photos, maps and flags. How-to guide for this database.
Provides authoritative information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. How-to guide for this database.
Military / Government Collection (Ebsco)
Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military, providing cover-to-cover full-text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals, plus 245 full-text pamphlets. How-to guide for this database.
MLA Literature Collection (Ebsco)
Provides over one million citations for items from journals and other sources in the fields of literature, language, linguistics, and folklore. How-to guide for this database.
Naxos Music Library (Naxos)
The world’s largest classical music listening service designed for students and instructors of academic institutions, over 140,000 tracks of streaming music. How-to guide for this database.
Naxos Video Library (Naxos)
Naxos Video Library brings you an extensive streaming video library of classical music performances, opera, ballet, live concerts and documentaries.  Watch the world's greatest opera houses, ballet companies, orchestras and artists perform on demand! How-to guide for this database.
Newspaper Source (Ebsco)
Provides cover-to-cover full-text for 20 national & international newspapers, selected full-text for 230 regional newspapers, and television & radio news transcripts, from CBS News, NPR, etc. How-to guide for this database.
Opposing Viewpoints (Gale)
Your one-stop source for information on today’s hottest social issues, featuring viewpoint articles, topic overviews, primary source documents, and full-text articles from magazines, academic journals, and newspapers. How-to guide for this database.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Gale)
The premier online resource covering today’s hottest social issues, from Offshore Drilling to Climate Change, Health Care to Immigration, helps students research, analyze and organize a broad variety of data for conducting research, completing writing assignments, preparing for debates, creating presentations and more.




Name Description
Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine (Gale)
This custom collection provides researchers with access to many topics in the field, including proven treatment techniques, experimental research theses, and many more. How-to guide for this database.
Plant Science (JSTOR)
Provides access to foundational content vital to plant science – plant type specimens, taxonomic structures, scientific literature, and related materials, in an easy to use interface with powerful functionality, including the ability to measure and record plant specimens, share observations and objects with colleagues and classmates, and investigate global plant biodiversity.
Professional Development (Ebsco)
Designed for professional educators, provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 550 high quality, full-text education journals and more than 200 educational reports. How-to guide for this database.
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection (Ebsco)
Offers 575 full-text publications covering topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, and observational and experimental methods. How-to guide for this database.
Psychology Collection (Gale)
This collection gives individuals a basic understating of the study of the mind, emotions, and how the human mind develops over time. How-to guide for this database.
PubMed (NCBI)
From the National Library of Medicine, includes over 14 million citations for biomedical articles back to the 1950's, w/ links to many sites providing full-text articles and other related resources. How-to guide for this database.
Regional Business News (Ebsco)
Incorporates 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. How-to guide for this database.
Religion & Philosophy (Ebsco)
Offers more than 300 full-text journals, covering world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and more. How-to guide for this database.
Religion & Philosphy (Gale)
This custom collection provides coverage of different religions, philosophies, and how they impact our daily lives. How-to guide for this database.
Religious Reference eBooks (iPreach)
An e-library of biblical commentaries, dictionaries, and other reference sources, plus 4 standard Bible translations and Hebrew & Greek texts. How-to guide for this database.
RIA Tax Research (RIA)
RIA is the premier provider of advanced research, practice materials, and compliance tools for tax, accounting and corporate finance professionals. How-to guide for this database.
RILM Music Abstracts (Ebsco)
Provides citations and abstracts for articles from over 500 scholarly journals in the fields of music and the performing arts, plus references to books, proceedings, discographies, dissertations, etc. How-to guide for this database.




Name Description
SAGE is the world's 5th largest journals publisher, with more than 645 journals spanning the humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, and medicine.  NOTE: DBU's subscription includes all journal articles published from 1999 to the present. How-to guide for this database.
Science & Technology (Ebsco)
Contains over 800 leading full-text journals covering aeronautics, astrophysics, biology, chemistry, computer technology, geology, aviation, physics, archaeology, marine sciences, etc. How-to guide for this database.
TDNet Journal Finder (TexShare)
Use this source to discover which journals are available through which databases.  Search for specific journal titles or browse. How-to guide for this database.
Texas Digital Sanborn Maps (ProQuest)
Sanborn fire insurance maps are valuable historical tools for anyone who wants to learn about the history, growth, and development of American cities, towns, and neighborhoods. How-to guide for this database.
Texas Reference Center (Ebsco)
Provides full-text for more than 1,700 general periodicals covering general reference, business, education, health, general science, multi-cultural issues and much more. How-to guide for this database.
Theological Dissertations (TREN)
The Theological Research Exchange Network (TREN) is a library of over 18,736 theological thesis/dissertation titles representing research from as many as 131 different institutions.TREN also makes available conference papers presented at annual meetings of several academic societies.
US Government Resources (USGPO)
FirstGov is the official U.S. gateway to all government information. Search millions of web pages from federal and state governments, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories. How-to guide for this database.




Name Description
Vocational & Career Collection (Ebsco)
This collection provides full-text coverage for more than 350 trade and industry-related periodicals. How-to guide for this database.
Vocations, Careers, & Tech Education (Gale)
Providing content from nearly 400 journals, this collection provides content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals. How-to guide for this database.
War & Terrorism Collection (Gale)
A definitive collection for students of history, social science and current events, providing insight into conflicts and their multiple causes. How-to guide for this database.
Who's Who Biographies (Marquis)
Who’s Who provides comprehensive profiles of over 1.4 million of the most accomplished individuals from all fields of endeavor, updated daily. How-to guide for this database.
Wilson Web (Ebsco)
Provides 100% full-text access to nearly 4,000 publications, providing invaluable support for research in all core undergraduate subjects as well as in cross-disciplinary studies. How-to guide for this database.



The catalog of books, periodicals, and media shared by libraries worldwide.  Use to find items not available at DBU - linked directly to ILL. Also provides access to 12 index databases, including World Almanac and WorldCat Dissertations.  How-to guide for this database.




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