Research Databases and Online Resources

MACU students, faculty and staff have free access to these databases and resources for both academic and leisure purposes. These links will open in a new window, so be sure pop-up blocking software is not preventing them from opening properly. Please use the Ask the Library page if you have any questions or need assistance. The databases the library currently purchases access to are:

COVID-19 Related Resources

American Association of Advancement of Science (AAAS) - Science Journals
Latest news, research and commentary on the coronavirus

American Chemical Society
As a leading scientific society and publisher of scientific research and information, ACS is committed to helping combat the global COVID-19 pandemic.

American Medical Association
Includes COVID-19 Q&A's, an interactive map of the outbreak, and past publications on vaccine development, infection control, and public health preparedness.

American Psychological Association
APA's Science Directorate answers questions and offers resources to help students deal with the impact of the coronavirus.

McGraw-Hill Medical
The AccessMedicine channel for the latest information on the COVID-19 global pandemic.

New England Journal of Medicine
A Collection of articles and other resources on the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, including clinical reports, management guidelines, and commentary.

Research Databases

Mid-America Christian University provides students with access to a variety of online resources. Journal articles, books, videos, encyclopedia entries, and more are available through the MACU library. Come visit us in-person or online!

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Access to market data, forecasts, a variety of reports, dossiers, and deep industry insights. Please complete a brief survey to provide feedback on this resource by clicking here.

Academic Search Complete
Comprehensive and multi-disciplinary full text access to over 7,100 journals (6,100 peer-reviewed) in many academic subject areas. Additional indexing and abstracting provided to more than 13,000 publications.

AHFS Consumer Medication Information
Published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, provides patient drug information in English and Spanish.

American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 1
Over 500 titles from 1691 through 1820, representing over two centuries of print culture from early colonial imports to titles published on American soil during the Revolution and early republic

American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 2
Over 1000 titles dating from 1821 through 1837, representing the Jacksonian Democracy era

American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 3
Presents over 1,800 titles dating from 1838 through 1852

American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 4
Presents over 1,100 titles dating from 1853 through 1865

American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 5
Presents over 2,500 titles dating from 1866 through 1877

APA PyscArticles
From APA (American Psychological Association) database, PsychARTICLES provides articles from over 60 journals. Coverage extends to beginning of nearly all the journals, back to 1894.

Atla Religion Database with AtlaSerials
Combines the premier index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion with Atla’s full text collection of 360+ major religion and theology journals.

Bibliography of Native North Americans
Native American Culture book, essay, journal article, and government document database. Some articles are full-text, others may be available in the library or through Interlibrary Loan.

Book Collection Nonfiction: Elementary School Edition
Contains abstracts and searchable full-text for popular nonfiction books on animals, weather, holidays, Native Americans, United States, Canada, biographies, civics and more.

Book Collection Nonfiction: High School Edition
Contains high interest titles on careers, health, ethnicity, disabilities, technology, biographies, music, science, history, civics and more.

Features the complete Encyclopædia Britannica Online plus Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, Britannica Student Encyclopædia, and the Britannica Book of the Year.

Business Source Complete
Provides the leading peer-reviewed comprehensive collection of bibliographic and full text content.

Provides a database of 133,210 digital college catalogs, institution profiles, transcript keys, and other critical resources.

Communication & Mass Media Complete
Provides the most robust, quality research solution in areas related to communication and mass media

Computer Source
Provides researchers with the latest information and current trends in high technology, including full text for nearly 300 publications and indexing and abstracts for nearly 450 publications.

Credo Reference
Features over 500 full-text reference titles available in a wide variety of subjects.

A massive collection of databases providing access to thousands of publications such as journals, biographies, primary source documents, reference books, photos, maps, etc.. Topics covered include religion, nursing, clinical pharmacology, animals, education, consumer health, various medical disciplines, literature, military, government, psychology, business, music literature, sport and fitness, social, political and economic issues, etc.

EBSCO eBooks
This database is updated regularly and includes encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources.

EBSCO Discovery Services
An all-inclusive search solution that makes in-depth research easy.

EBSCO Publication Finder 
Enhances journal and e-book discovery with a publication finder.

Education Research Complete
Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 2,100 journals, as well as full text for more than 1,200 journals, and includes full text for nearly 500 books and monographs.

Provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index,including journal articles, research reports, curriculum and teaching guides, conference papers, dissertations and theses, and books dating back to 1966.

Fuente Academica Premier
Covers all major subject areas in an expanding collection of over 910 scholarly journals from Latin America, Portugal and Spain.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
Provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Includes encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources.

Provides scholarly, government and general-interest titles including content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more

Health Source (Consumer Edition)
Provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines

Health Source (Nursing/Academic)
Provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center
Including full text for more than 500 magazines and books, as well as access to 333 videos and 144 hobby reports, this database offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby-enthusiast

Home Improvement Reference Center
Provides full text articles that show instructions, tips, and suggestions for a variety of home improvement projects.

Humanities International Complete
Provides full text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world.

Journal Finder
Houses a list of all journals subscribed to by the university, as well as information on how they are accessed.

Legal Collection
Contains full text for more than 250 of the world's most respected, scholarly law journals.

Legal Information Reference Center
Contains more than 225 full-text publications and thousands of legal forms, with more content being added on a regular basis.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
Covers librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more, extending back as far as the mid-1960s.

Literature Resource Center
Literature database offering the broadest and most representative range of authors and their works including a deep collection of full-text critical and literary analysis.

MAS Complete
Contains popular, high school magazines, reference books, primary source documents and images.

MasterFile Premier
Multisciplinary database providing full text dating back as far as 1975, specifically designed for public libraries.

Military & Government Collection
Magazine and journal article database focused on military and government issues.

Provides citations of authoritative biomedical journals

Middle Search Plus
Multi-disciplinary magazine article, primary source, and image database especially for middle school libraries.

Newspaper Source Plus
Includes full-text newspapers, as well as television and radio news transcripts

Provides near real-time access to top world-wide news from Associated Press, United Press International, CNN Wire, and Business Wire on a continuous basis.

Places more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources at your fingertips, including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790.

Open access documents and resources

Open Access Digital Theological Library
Religious studies and related disciplines from publisher websites, institutional repositories, and stable public domain collections, using OCLC’s WorldShare to make content easily discoverable and retrievable.

Oxford English Dictionary
The world's most comprehensive dictionary of the English language. It traces the development of English from the earliest records to the present day.

Oxford Reference
Contains over 100 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press as well as the Oxford Companions series and the Oxford Dictionary of Quotes.

Points of View Reference Center
Covers hundreds of topics, each with an overview, point and counterpoint.

Poetry & Short Story Reference Center
Provides full text poetry, short stories, and related criticism from books and journal articles.

Primary Search
Database of full text articles for elementary school research, with reading level indicators.

Professional Development Collection
Comprehensive collection of education journals and reports.

Project Gutenberg
Free library of over 60,000 eBooks and audio book files.

Houses a wide variety of academic eBooks.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
Comprehensive database covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods.

Regional Business News
Provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications

Religion and Philosophy Collection 
Provides full text of more than 300 journals.

Small Business Reference Center
Offers full-text periodicals and reports, sample business plans, U.S. tax forms, videos and reference books.

SocINDEX with Full Text
Includes full text of journals, books, monographs and conference papers.

Sociological Collection
Offers peer-reviewed titles and is updated daily.

Provides a collection of periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information.

Web News
Provides near real-time access to thousands of top news feeds from around the globe.

WorldCat Library
Connects you to thousands of libraries whose entire collections can be viewed at a glance and requested through Interlibrary Loan.


Other Online Resources

RightNow Media 
Gives you instant access to thousands of Bible study videos and kid's episodes. Powerful Biblical video content anywhere, anytime for you and your family! To register for access, please visit

Borrow eBooks, audiobooks, and streaming video from your library using OverDrive on your computer or mobile devices.

Films on Demand 
Access curriculum-focused, streaming video titles on subjects such as counseling, anthropology, philosophy, and religion.

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