Articles & Databases

Key Resources in Open Access

Google Scholar
Multidisciplinary scholarly search engine. [More about Google Scholar] 

Mountain West Digital Library
Easy-to-use search portal for finding online text, images, and sound files from libraries and archives in Utah, Nevada, and Idaho. [More about Mountain West Digital Library] 

Project Gutenberg
Largest single collection of free electronic books. [More about Project Gutenberg] 

Research Papers in Economics (RePEc)
Links to working papers and published research related to economics issues and policy [More about Research Papers in Economics (RePEc)] 

Additional Resources in Open Access

A.D.A.M. Medical Encylopedia
An online, easy to use, medical encyclopedia. [More about A.D.A.M. Medical Encylopedia]  Service Alert
Also known as: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia 

AgEcon Search
Full-text papers and journal articles in applied economics, including the subtopics of agricultural, consumer, energy, environmental, and resource economics. [More about AgEcon Search] 

AJR NewsLink
Newspapers, magazines, news services, and radio and TV websites from around the world. [More about AJR NewsLink] 

American Heritage Dictionary
An online standard dictionary. [More about American Heritage Dictionary] 

ArtistsHouse Music
A collection of articles and videos relating to various topics in music and music entrepreneurship. [More about ArtistsHouse Music] 

arXiv E-print Server
Access to pre-prints of articles mainly in physics, math, astronomy, and computer science. [More about arXiv E-print Server] 

Background Notes/Country Fact Sheets from the U.S. Department of State
This database from the U.S. Department of State bears some similarities to the CIA Country Fact sheets but has a more specific focus; namely, it concentrates on U.S. Bilateral Relations. [More about Background Notes/Country Fact Sheets from the U.S. Department of State] 

Bear River Watershed Digital Collection
This USU digital collection includes photos, maps, diaries, papers, and reports about the geography, history, and development of the Bear River Watershed. [More about Bear River Watershed Digital Collection] Also known as: Bear River Watershed Historical Digital Collection 

Bibliography of the History of Art
For art historians, here is a freely available Internet database that offers a wide-ranging art history bibliography for European and American art from late antiquity through the 20th Century. [More about Bibliography of the History of Art] 

Biodiversity Heritage Library
A large number of natural history and botanical libraries have worked together to digitize their biodiversity collections making them available online at the Biodiversity Heritage Library. [More about Biodiversity Heritage Library] 

CAM Index on PubMed
Complementary and alternative medicine research index. [More about CAM Index on PubMed] 

CiteSeerx attempts to provide resources such as algorithms, data, metadata, services, techniques, and software that can be used to promote other digital libraries. [More about CiteSeerx] 

Congressional Research Service Reports
Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports provided to the U.S. Congress on topics related to political events. [More about Congressional Research Service Reports] 

Core Historical Literature of Agriculture (CHLA)
Books and journals related to agriculture and published between the early 19th and late 20th centuries. [More about Core Historical Literature of Agriculture (CHLA)] 

Department of Energy: Information Bridge
Discover DOE research and development reports through Information Bridge. [More about Department of Energy: Information Bridge] 

Digest of Education Statistics
A compilation of statistical information covering the field of U.S. education from pre-K through graduate school. [More about Digest of Education Statistics] 

Digital Public Library of America
The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America's libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. [More about Digital Public Library of America] 

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
The aim of the Directory of Open Access Journals is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open-access scientific and scholarly journals, thereby promoting their increased usage and impact. [More about Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)] 

E-Print Network
Scientific and technical e-prints from a wide range of research activities relating to the Department of Energy. [More about E-Print Network] 

Encyclopedia of Earth
An encyclopedia covering topics relating to the earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society. [More about Encyclopedia of Earth] 

ERIC via the US Department of Education
A large, online digital library of education research and information, inlcuding scholarly journals and education related documents, including reports, policy papers, dissertations, conference papers and others. [More about ERIC via the US Department of Education] 

European Views of the Americas: 1493-1750
Citations to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. [More about European Views of the Americas: 1493-1750]  Service Alert

Facts on International Relations and Security Trends (FIRST)
FIRST provides factual reference on international relations and security trends. [More about Facts on International Relations and Security Trends (FIRST)] 

Faculty of 1000 (F1000 Research)
Article repository and open-peer-review platform for the life sciences. [More about Faculty of 1000 (F1000 Research)] 
Note: USU does not subscribe to the paid Faculty of 1000 database, F1000Prime.

Govinfo is a site produced by the United States Government Publishing Office (GPO) that provides free public access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government. [More about Govinfo] 

Article database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment. [More about GreenFILE]  Service Alert

Handbook of Latin American Studies (HLAS)
Contains citations to scholarly journals, books, and book reviews about US-Hispanic and Latin American topics, in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish languages. [More about Handbook of Latin American Studies (HLAS)] 

Herald Journal
Cache Valley's local newspaper with limited full-text access. [More about Herald Journal] 

IDEAS: Research Papers in Economics (RePEc)
Links to working papers and published research related to economics issues and policy. [More about IDEAS: Research Papers in Economics (RePEc)] 

International Nuclear Information System
Collection of information on peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology. [More about International Nuclear Information System] 

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
Provides coverage on librarianship and information studies. [More about Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts]  Service Alert

LibriVox: free audiobooks
Free amateur audiobook recordings of classic literature. [More about LibriVox: free audiobooks] 

Logan Historical Newspapers
Historical Logan Herald Journal and its earlier incarnations. [More about Logan Historical Newspapers] 

Macaulay Library Animal Behavior Archive
Video and audio recordings of animals from around the world. [More about Macaulay Library Animal Behavior Archive] 

Making of America
A digital library of primary sources in American social history. [More about Making of America] 

Consumer medical information from the National Library of Medicine. [More about MEDLINEplus] 

Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary
Definitions for 60,000 medical words and phrases. [More about Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary] 

Merriam-Webster Online
Merriam-Webster dictionary and thesaurus. [More about Merriam-Webster Online] 

Middle English Compendium
Resources for the study of Middle English. [More about Middle English Compendium] 

National Academy Press (NAP)
Collection of scholarly e-books. [More about National Academy Press (NAP)] 

National Arts Policy Database
The National Arts Policy Database enables users to access current and historical information on topics related to arts administration and policy. [More about National Arts Policy Database] 

National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials
Digital collection of training materials for vocational rehabilitation service providers, agencies, and educators. [More about National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials] 

National Education Association-Higher Education Almanac
Provides information on the entire scope of American higher education, including faculty salaries and benefits, economic conditions, workload, and trends in faculty and nonfaculty professions. [More about National Education Association-Higher Education Almanac] 

National Science Digital Library
Topical collections of web resources for teaching and learning with current emphasis on the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. [More about National Science Digital Library ] 

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)
Search technical reports from the NTIS. [More about National Technical Information Service (NTIS)] 
Create free account to download PDFs or use advanced search.

Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD)
Theses and dissertations from member institutions. [More about Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD)] 

The Catalog of Digital Historical Newspapers (NewspaperCat) is a tool that facilitates the discovery of online digitized historical newspaper content from newspapers published in the United States and the Caribbean. [More about NewspaperCat] 

Occupational Outlook Handbook
Searchable collection of career information, including salary, work environment and job outlook. [More about Occupational Outlook Handbook] 

OECD Factbook
Statistics related to the economic, social, and environmental trends in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) 34 member countries. [More about OECD Factbook] 

Perseus Project
An evolving digital library of resources for the study of the humanities. [More about Perseus Project] 

Plant Information Online
A collection of databases of interest to plant and gardening enthusiasts and students, as well as professional botanists, horticulturists, and researchers. [More about Plant Information Online] 

PolicyArchive is a digital archive of global, non-partisan public policy research. [More about PolicyArchive] 
Also known as: Policy Archive 

Presidential Recordings Program
From 1940 to 1973, US presidents secretly recorded just under 5,000 hours of in-person and telephone conversations. [More about Presidential Recordings Program] 
Requires sound card and media player.
A website resource that provides neutral and credible research information addressing the pros and cons of controversial issues. [More about] 

ProPublica is an independent, nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest. [More about ProPublica] 

The National Library of Medicine's open access portal to the Medline database, the premier bibliographic database for medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and the preclinical sciences. [More about PubMed] 

Regesta Imperii
European History foreign language database. [More about Regesta Imperii] 

Smithsonian/NASA Astrophysics Data System
Searchable database of articles in astronomy and astrophysics. [More about Smithsonian/NASA Astrophysics Data System ] 

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Dynamic encyclopedia updated by experts in the field. [More about Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy] 

Teacher Reference Center
Citation database for education trade journals and books for administrators and teachers. [More about Teacher Reference Center] 

TEAMS Middle English Texts
Middle English texts--excluding Chaucer and Langland. [More about TEAMS Middle English Texts] 

Technical Report Archive & Image Library (TRAIL)
Search U.S. government technical reports issued primarily prior to 1975 and digitized by the TRAIL Working Groups. [More about Technical Report Archive & Image Library (TRAIL)] 

Thomas Register
Information on industrial products and services. [More about Thomas Register] 

Current events database for exploring popular social, political, economic, and scientific K-12 classroom topics. [More about TOPICSearch] 

Searches numerous National Library of Medicine databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases. [More about Toxnet] 

TRID (formerly TRIS Online)
Transportation research database. [More about TRID (formerly TRIS Online)] 

UNdata brings UN statistical databases together through a single entry point. [More about UNdata] 

Utah Digital Newspapers Project
Digitized runs of small-town newspapers from throughout Utah. [More about Utah Digital Newspapers Project] 

World Digital Library
The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world. [More about World Digital Library] 
Also known as: UN World Digital Library 

World Factbook - CIA
The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. [More about World Factbook - CIA] 

World Press
Nonpartisan magazine fostering international exchange of views and information. [More about World Press] 

A global science gateway incorporating national and international scientific databases and portals. [More about WorldWideScience]