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

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

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 trial access
An all-inclusive search solution that makes in-depth research easy.

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

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

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

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.

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

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 Music Online
The authoritative resource for music research with over 51,000 articles written by nearly 9,000 scholars charting the diverse history and cultures of music around the globe.

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.

Houses a wide variety of academic eBooks.

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.

Flims on Demand 

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

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