Subject Databases

Interlibrary Loan


General Databases

Academic Search Complete (EBSCO) A multidisciplinary index giving access to articles in over 8,000 journals, with many available in full-text.

Ambrose Video A collection of more than 600 video clips and full streaming programs on numerous documentaries that cover a variety of subjects areas, including fine arts, social sciences, minority achievements, climate change, history, philosophy, human biology, English and Shakespeare. All Ambrose Video content features: unlimited streaming to unlimited simultaneous users, both on campus and off; 100% closed captioning; and the ability to play on all mobile devices, including iPads and iPods.

Dissertations & Theses  Includes bibliographic citations for dissertations and theses worldwide, from 1861 to the present, with full-text access available for the newer titles and abstracts available for the older titles.

Films On Demand Master Academic Collection Provides access to over 20,000 streaming videos appropriate for academic research. Videos can be watched in their entirety, or as individual segments. Set up your free User Account to create and share customized playlists, save your favorite videos for quick access, and set your default preferences.

*Google Scholar Searches scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including theses, books, abstracts, and articles.

*Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Gale Cengage Learning) Utilizes many different sources to provide information on both sides of controversial topics. Tutorial

Web of Science A multidisciplinary research portal that enables users to search current and retrospective information from approximately 8,500 of the most prestigious, high impact research journals in the world. Web of Science also provides cited reference searching, allowing users to navigate forward, backward, and through the literature, searching all disciplines and time spans to uncover information relevant to their research.

Subject Databases

ERIC Provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index. The database contains more than 1,194,000 records, and links to more than 100,000 full-text documents from ERIC. Tutorial

ERIC (Institute of Education Services) A digital library of education-related resources, including journal and non-journal literature, with some available in full-text format.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic edition (EBSCO) Provides full-text access to articles in scholarly journals focusing on nursing and allied health professions.

Health Reference Center (Gale Cengage Learning) (1996 - Present) Provides access to articles from a wide range of nursing and allied health journals, magazines, and pamphlets.

Kinesiology Commons Resource from The Digital Commons Network that provides free access to full-text scholarly articles and other research from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide. Curated by university librarians and their supporting institutions, this dynamic research tool includes peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work.

PubMed Central The National Library of Medicine's search service with access to 9 million citations in MEDLINE and Pre-MEDLINE (with links to participating on-line journals).

SPORTSDiscus (EBSCO) Offers comprehensive, bibliographic coverage of sport, fitness, and related disciplines. This database contains over 650,000 records, with journal and monograph coverage going back to 1800.



*eBook Academic Subscription Collection  A large selection of multidisciplinary eBook titles that represent a broad range of academic subject matter, including art, business, education, literary criticism, philosophy, political science, religion, technology & engineering, and much more.

*Ebrary An electronic collection of full-text, searchable academic books customized for Steen Library. Users can add and remove books from a personalized bookshelf after creating an individual account.

Funk and Wagnalls New Encyclopedia This database provides over 25,000 (full text and Audio) encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

Merck Manual

Open Textbook Collections Provides links to collections of textbooks in electronic format.

Sport and Exercise Psychology : The Key Concepts  This encyclopedic second edition eBook covers sports, exercise and their psychological aspects. Routledge key guides. Routledge. 2008.

STAT!Ref Bookshelf  An online collection of 35 medical reference books, including the Merck Manual, Stedman's Medical Dictionary and many others. There is also an A to Z list of titles, a list filtered by discipline, and full text searching is available.



Physical Education and Sports

Amateur Athletic Union  One of the largest, nonprofit, volunteer, sports organizations in the United States. A multi-sport organization, the AAU is dedicated exclusively to the promotion and development of amateur sports and physical fitness programs.

American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

American College of Sports Medicine Certification

American Running Association  A nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to providing educational support to runners, through programs and sound information on training, nutrition, and injury prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation.

Cooper Institute for Aerobic Research  Widely acclaimed as one of the leaders in preventive medicine research and education.

The Library of Congress: Performing Arts Reading Room  Dance world wide web resources provided through the Library of Congress.

National Parks and Recreation Association

President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports and their Research Digest

Sports MedWeb  From Rice University.

Texas Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance




American Council on Science and Health  (ACSH) A consumer education consortium concerned with issues related to food, nutrition, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, lifestyle, the environment and health. ACSH is an independent, nonprofit, tax-exempt organization.

Centers for Disease Control

DTIC Public Technical Reports (formerly STINET)  The largest central resource for DoD and government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business related information available. The database is mostly full-text and includes dissertations and thesis from all the war colleges, and almost any other type of research done, or paid for, by the Department of Defense. There is a collection of search tips and a topical list of resources under Special Collections.

Zygote Body  A detailed, 3D model of the human body. You can peel back anatomical layers, zoom in, click to identify anatomy, or search for muscles, organs, bones and more. You can also share the exact scene you are viewing by copying and pasting the URL.

Healthfinder  A gateway consumer health and human services information web site from the United States Government.

Kids Health Page from the Nemorus Foundation  The Nemorus Foundation is a nonprofit organization devoted to children's health, and is the largest physician practice delivering subspecialty pediatric care in the United States.


Video & Film

NBC Learn Higher Ed Offers unique collections of video resources, primary sources, historic footage, images, mini-documentaries and text resources designed for use in the classroom.




Note: The databases marked with an asterisk (*) are not part of any search using the Articles & More choice from the library home page.