Library Databases

In partnerships with the University of Montana system and with the Montana State Library, you have access to well over 100 databases. Some databases cover a wide array of topics and others are specific to a single field of study.  Please stop by the library and visit with a librarian for advice on which databases will be best to use with your topic at hand.

 For general research purposes, we recommend beginning your search with these 3 large, multidisciplinary databases.     
Ebsco Academic Search Elite -- This is a large database that includes many journals addressing a wide variety of fields of study. This database focuses on newer materials.
Gale Academic One File -- This is a large database that includes many journals addressing a wide variety of fields of study. This database focuses on newer materials.  It's a good idea to conduct the same search in this database that you conduct in Ebsco Academic Search Elite. Although they are similar in size and focus, they include different journals, and searching them will result in finding different articles.
JSTOR --This is a large database that includes many journals addressing a wide variety of fields of studies. JSTOR includes newer materials, but focuses on digitizing older materials. It's perfect for historical research.

Journal Indexes and Databases

Academic OneFile

Academic Search Complete

Access World News: Research Collection

Agricultural and Environmental Science Database

American Chemical Society Journals

American Geophysical Union Journal

American National Biography

American State Papers, 1789-1838

Annual Reviews Sciences Collection

APA PsycNet

Art Bibliographies Modern



Associations Unlimited

Birds of North America

Book Review Digest Plus

Books In Print 

Business Insights: Essentials

Business Source Complete

CAB Direct

Chicago Manual of Style

Chronicle of Higher Education

Communication and Mass Media Complete

Comprehensive Chemometrics

Contemporary Women's Issues

CQ Electronic Library

Dictionary of Literary Biography Online

Digital National Security Archive

Early English Books Online

Ebook Collection on Ebscohost

Ebsco AHFS Consumer Medical Information

Ebsco Business Abstracts with Full Text

Ebsco CINAHL Plus with Full Text

Ebsco Education Full Text

Ebsco General Science Full Text

Ebsco Health Source-Nursing/Academic Edition

Ebsco Humanities Full Text

Ebsco Readers' Guide Full Text Mega

Ebsco Social Sciences Full Text

Educators Reference Complete

Educator's Reference Desk

e-Duke Journals Scholarly Collection

Eighteenth Century Collections Online

Electronic Enlightenment

Emerald Library

Encyclopedia Britannica

Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior

Encyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience

Encyclopedia of Ecology

Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences

Encyclopedia of Inland Waters

Encyclopedia of Microbiology

Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences (Second Edition)

Encyclopedia of Soils in the Environment

Environment Complete

ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) via Ebsco

ERIC via FirstSearch

ERIC via ProQuest

Ethnic News Watch

Ethnographic Video Online

FindLaw Legal Forms Site

Foundation Directory Online

Foundation Grants to Individuals
Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gender Watch


Geo Science World



Health and Wellness Resource Center

Historical New York Times(1851 - 2008)

Historical Statistics of the United States

Historical Washington Post(1877 - 1995)

Jazz Music Library

Journal of Research in Rural Education


Latino Literature


LGBT Life with Full Text

Library, Info Science, and Technology Abstracts

Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts

Literature Crticism Online

Literature Resource Center

MedLine (via Web of Science)

MedLine (via FirstSearch)

Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies


Net Anatomy

Newspaper Archive

Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers

North American Indian Thought and Culture

Opposing Viewpoints

Oxford Art Online

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Oxford English Dictionary

Oxford Music Online

Oxford Reference Online: Premium


PILOTS (Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress)



Proquest History

Proquest History Vault

Proquest News and Newspapers


Reference USA

Regional Business News

Sabin Americana

S&P Netadvantage

Sage E-Journals

Salem History

Science Direct

Science Direct: The Senses

Social Services Abstracts

Sociological Abstracts

Small Engine Repair Reference Center


Taylor and Francis Online

Teacher Reference Center

Testing and Education Reference Center

Treatise on Geochemistry

U.S. Congressional Serial Set, 1817-1994

Web of Science

Wiley Online Library

World Book


Worldwide Political Science Abstracts