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Interdisciplinary Databases

Academic OneFile

Contains nearly 9,000 academic journals across science, humanities, and social science disciplines; also includes major Thomson Gale reference sources such as the Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, Gale Encyclopedia of Science, and Dictionary of World Biography.

Academic Search Premier (from the Alabama Virtual Library)

Multi-disciplinary database containing full text for nearly 2,100 serials, including more than 1,700 peer-reviewed publications in nearly every area of academic study. Some full text back to 1985. Updated daily.

CINAHL Complete

CINAHL Complete is the world’s most comprehensive source of full-text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 1,300 journals indexed in CINAHL. For help using CINAHL, try this CINAHL video tutorial.

Communication Source

This resource offers worldwide full-text content pertaining to communication, linguistics, rhetoric and discourse, speech-language pathology, media studies and related fields and includes many unique sources.

Credo Reference

Credo is a very large online reference library providing access to the full text of hundreds titles. Materials available include images, sound files, animations, and videos. With Credo, you can locate both quick and simple or more in-depth articles. Credo Reference contains dictionaries, bilingual dictionaries, thesauri, encyclopedias, quotations and atlases.

Google Scholar

Search broadly for scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles; THIS LINK WILL CONNECT YOU TO SAMFORD HOLDINGS! For help using this database, try this Google Scholar video tutorial.

Hein Online

Fully searchable, .pdf library of archival legal documents, from 1700s - present; includes Law Journal, Federal Register, Treaties and Agreements, and U.S. Supreme Court collections.


Multi-disciplinary scholarly journal archive; may not include most recent 3-5 years.

MLA International Bibliography

Scholarly research in language, literature, folklore, and linguistics; 1926-present.


Search our databases plus the Library Catalog to find articles, books, and more.

Newspaper Source (from the Alabama Virtual Library)

Regional, national, and international newspapers and transcripts.

Oxford Journals

Online journals from science, technical, professional, medical, humanities, arts, and social science disciplines; coverage varies.

Sage Publications

485 + journals in Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, Technology and Medicine.

Science Direct College Edition

Access to 1,000 full text journals from 2003-present; subject coverage of physical, life and health sciences; engineering; social sciences and the humanities.

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