Off-Campus Database List

Access to subscription databases and electronic journal articles are limited to current Hope faculty, students, and staff. When you select a resource from off-campus, you will be prompted for your 1Hope account(hope email address without and password. The system will retain this information for your current browser session. Off-Campus Database Help

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ABI/INFORM Complete - Citations & full-text, business & management

Academic Complete - growing e-book collection spanning all academic subject areas

Academic OneFile - Citations & full-text, wide range of topics with emphasis on academic sources

Accounting & Tax (ProQuest) - Full-text journals

African American Studies Center - Full-text reference & related sources

AGRICOLA - Agriculture, forestry & animal science

ALT Press Watch

America: History and Life - Full-text Historical topics; United States & Canada

American Chemical Society Publications - Full-text ACS journals

American Doctoral Dissertations 1933-1955 - A digitized index of nearly 100,000 dissertations by title, author and school, from an important twenty-two-year time period in American history. - a network of genealogical and historical record information

L'Année Philologique - Database for research in ancient Greek and Latin language and linguistics; Greek & Roman history and literature

Applied Science and Technology Abstracts (ASTA) - Management, careers & employment, financial trends in science & technology

Art Abstracts - Citations & full-text articles (1985-present)

Art Index Retrospective - (1929-1984)

ArticleFirst - Tables of contents of various journals

ARTstor - Searchable collections of art images

Asian Business and Reference (ProQuest) - Full-text journals

ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials - Religion & theology

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Banking Information Source (ProQuest)- Full-text journals

BAS Online Archive - Full-text journals and books from the Biblical Archaeology Society

BiblioBoard - A collection of thematic modules with thousands of historical primary source materials

Even though the computers at your library are set up for direct access to BiblioBoard®, it’s very important for patrons to create their own personal username to have a customized experience. By logging in with a username, one will be able to access their bookmarks, notes, favorites, recent views and even an offline bookshelf (when using a mobile device). 

Please see the linked document that walks through how to create a username.  We’ve also created a video that talks you through the same process:

To have access on mobile devices, download the free app available via these links, and login using the username you created:

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Bibliography of English Women Writers, 1500-1640

Biography and Geneaology Master Index - Index of biographical material

Biography Index Past and Present - Index of biographical material

Biological & Agricultural Index - Agriculture, biology, forestry & ecology

BioMed Central - 188 scholarly biomedical journals (full-text)

BioOne - Biology & bioscience research journals

Blackwell Synergy - Database name changed to Wiley Online Library

BookFlix - an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction from Children’s Press and other trusted Scholastic imprints.

Book Review Digest - Index to reviews of English-language books

Books & Authors - Provides reading suggestions

Business Abstracts with Full Text - Citations & full-text, business periodicals

Business and Company ASAP

Business Decision - Detailed company profiles, product and brand information. To get started, create an account

Business Insights: Essentials

Business Insights: Global

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Cambridge University Press Journals - Full text journals representing all academic disciplines

CAMIO - Catalog of Art Museum Images Online

Center for Research Libraries

The Chicago Manual of Style Online

Chicago Tribune - 1849-1985, full images - Automotive repair information

Chinese Recorder and the Protestant Missionary Community in China, 1867-1941

Choice - Index to reviews of books New features available - Must reregister to access

Chronicle of Higher Education - (for ID/password, contact the Reference Desk: x7904)

CINAHL - Nursing & allied health literature

Cochrane Library - Collection of databases for clinicial decision-making in healthcare

Communication & Mass Media Complete

Computer Database - Citations & full-text, product information, news & reviews

CQ Researcher - Current & controversial issues (American) with opposing viewpoints

CREDO - Dictionaries and full-text reference books


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Dance in Video - A video collection for the study of 20th century concert dance.

DemographicsNow Business & people

Derwent Innovations Index - Patent information from Derwent World Patent Index as well as patent citation information from Patents Citation Index.

Dictionary of Old English

Digital Theatre Plus (best viewed in FireFox) - Contains full productions along with documentaries and interviews with theatre-makers.  If you need to access off campus or are having problems with on-campus access, contact for a username and password.

DOAJ - Over 3000 scholarly journals covering a wide range of subjects (full-text)

Documenting the American South - Southern history, colonial through early 20th century

Duke University Press Journals (e-Duke Scholarly Collection) - Twenty-nine Duke humanities and social science journals

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Early English Books Online (EEBO) - contains digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700

Early World of Learning - comprises five different components: Read, Play, Watch, Print & Do, and Classics.

EasyBib Web - A complete citation management and source documentation system

eBook K-8 Collection - Electronic books

ebrary - Electronic books (Education and Special Education)

EBSCO - Multiple databases; some full-text

EBSCO eBooks - Online books

EconLit - Journals, books & working papers on economics

Editions & Adaptations of Shakespeare

Education Abstracts - Leading publications in education

Electronic Collections Online (ECO) - Citations & full-image, over 3,000 scholarly journals


eLibrary Elementary - Resources for elementary education

EmployOn - Michigan jobs database

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

Encyclopædia Britannica Online - With images, audio & web links

Entrepreneurship (ProQuest) - Full-text journals

ERIC - Index of journal articles and unpublished research reports in education

Essay and General Literature Index - Citations, humanities & social sciences published in U.S., Great Britain & Canada

Ethnic NewsWatch - Full-text, international perspectives

Expanded Academic ASAP - Citations & full-text, wide range of topics

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FirstSearch - 10+ databases, some full-text

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Gale - Multiple databases, some full-text

Gale Directory Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library

General BusinessFile ASAP - Citations & full-text

General Interest Christian Periodicals, 1743-1889

General OneFile - Citations & full-text, wide range of topics

General Reference Center Gold - Citations & full-text, wide range of topics

General Science Abstracts - Citations & full-text, from U.S. & Europe

GeoRef - Geology & earth sciences

Going Global USA Career Guides - links to career/job guides in world countries and various U.S. cities

GPO Monthly Catalog - U. S. government publications

GreenFile – indexes articles, pamphlets, newsletters in environmental science

Grove Music Online - Full-text of several Grove dictionaries with some audio

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Hand Press Book - Catalog of European printing 15th century - 1830's

Harper's Weekly (HarpWeek) - Full-text & full-image 1857-1889

Health and Wellness Resource Center - Medical, health & wellness information

Health Reference Center Academic - Citations & full-text, health topics

HeritageQuest Online - Genealogical information

Herrick District Library - Includes holdings for all LakeNet libraries

Highwire Press - Over 1000 scholarly journals covering a wide range of subjects (some full-text)

Historical Abstracts - Full-text International historical topics

HopeCAT - Hope College Libraries online catalog

Humanities Abstracts - Diverse subject areas of the humanities

Humanities E-Book Project (ACLS) - Online books

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IBISWorld - Collection of industry market research reports.

Index to Legal Periodicals & Books - International legal information

Informe - Full-text articles from Spanish language journals, magazines, and newspapers

Internet Shakespeare Editions - Our mission is to inspire a love of Shakespeare's works in a world-wide audience.

Inter-Play - An index to plays; ignore call number, check HopeCAT

IBSS International Bibliography of the Social Sciences - Over two million bibliographic references to journal articles and to books, reviews and selected chapters dating back to 1951

International Medieval Bibliography - Index to articles about the period A.D. 400-1500

ICPSR - Social science datasets of quantitative & qualitative research

Iter Italicum

Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance - Index to journal articles & books about the period A.D. 400-1700

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JSTOR - Full-image, full-text archive of humanities & social science journals

Junior Edition - Articles & reference sources for junior high & middle school students

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Kids InfoBits (K-5) - Articles & reference sources for grades K-5

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Lansing State Journal

Learning Express- Test preparation materials and interactive practice exams


LegalTrac - Citations, some abstracts, some full-text

LexisNexis - Full-text news, business, legal, medical & reference

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) – Indexes articles, books, proceedings in information science & technology

Library Literature & Information Science - Library & information science

Library Music Source - A library of sheet music

Library of Latin Texts (Brepolis) - Includes access to Series A and Series B along with the Cross Database Searchtool (CDS).

Literature Criticism Online (LCO) - Selections from literary criticism published in books and journals

Literature Online (LION) - Full-text English & American poetry, drama & prose, plus criticism, biographies & bibliographies - an online learning company that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills (Available only in Van Wylen Tech Lab)

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MathSciNet - Mathematical literature reviews

MEDLINE - For research in all aspects of medicine, dentistry & nursing (FirstSearch Interface, 1965–present)

MEDLINE - For research in all aspects of medicine, dentistry, and nursing (Web of Knowledge Interface, 1950 to date)

MeL (Michigan eLibrary) - Internet resources including full-text magazines, newspapers & 10,000+ electronic books

Michigana (Sabin Collection): Sources in U.S. History Online - This digital archive documents Michigan's history.

Micromedex Healthcare Series - Information about drugs, toxicology, diseases, acute care & alternative medicine

Milton: A Bibliography

MLA Bibliography - Literature, language, linguistics & folklore

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NASA Astrophysics Data System - Citations and full-text in the areas of astronomy, astrophysics, instrumentation, physics, & geophysics

National Bureau of Economic Research Working Papers - NBER Working Papers provides access to initial economic research

National Journal Policy Central

Naxos Music Library - Online collection of classical, jazz, world & folk music from Naxos and Marco Polo recording catalogs

Newspapers - Indexes & web pages, some full-text

Newsstand - full-text of over 200 U.S. and international newspapers

New York Times - 1851-2009, full-image

New York Times - Academic Pass (FAQ's)

Nineteenth Century Collections Online - British Politics and Society, Asia & West Diplomacy & Cultural Exchange, British Theatre, Corvey Collection of European Literature

NoveList K-8 Plus - Find K-8 books by subject, age, awards won, Lexile Reading levels, Common Core standards; even books made into movies, and much more. Read reviews and learn about the author

Nursing Resource Center

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OmniFile Select - Full-text, general topics

OneFile PowerSearch - Articles on all topics from the 1980s to date

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

OvidSP - Full-text nursing journals.

Oxford English Dictionary (OED) - Online edition

Oxford University Press - Full-text journals representing all academic disciplines

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Periodicals Archive Online - (Liberal Arts Collection 2) Full-image, full-text archive of arts, humanities & social science journals

Philosopher's Index - Indexing & abstracts from books & journals

Physical Education Index - Citations, including sport medicine, law, administration, curricula, etc.

Physical Review Online Archive (PROLA) - Journals of the American Physical Society

Political Science Complete

Portico - Digital preservation archives service

Project MUSE - Full-text journals, humanities & social sciences

ProQuest - Multiple databases; some full-text

PsycARTICLES - Full-text journals published by the American Psychological Assn., 1894 to present

Psychology Journals (ProQuest) - Full-text psychology journals

PsycINFO - Psychology & related fields since 1887

Public Library of Science

PubMed - Medicine, dentistry & nursing

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RCLweb - Resources for College Libraries online edition, a database of information resources recomended for college libraries

Reader's Guide Abstracts - Index to general topics (1983-present)

Reader's Guide Retrospective - (1890-1982)

RIA Checkpoint - Accounting & tax research

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature - Abstracts of music literature

Routledge Performance Archive - A practitioner-focused audio/video resource for the theatre arts

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Sage Journals Online - Full-text journals representing most academic disciplines

ScienceDirect - Full-image academic journals, social & natural sciences

SciFinder - Electronic version of Chemical Abstracts.  Available only to Hope College students, faculty, and staff.  Before initial use, users must create an account from a computer on campus.

SCIPIO - Art and Rare Book Sales Catalogs

SIRS Discoverer - Research sources for elementary & middle school

SIRS Renaissance - Multimedia database on arts & humanities topics. K-12

Slavery and Abolition, 1789-1887

Small Business Resource Center

Social Sciences Abstracts - Abstracts & full-text, social sciences

Social Services Abstracts - Abstracts & citations, social work, human services, social welfare, social policy & community development

Sociological Abstracts - Citations & abstracts, sociology

Sociology (ProQuest) - Full-text sociology journals

SpinPlus - A database of over 40,000 funding opportunities. (contact Sponsored Research Office about registering for advanced search and save features)

SpringerLink - Full-image periodicals, not all are available

Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage - Investment research and commentary

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy - Frequently updated resource covering topics and issues in philosophy

Student Edition - Articles & reference sources for high school students

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Teacher Reference Center

Timeline of Art History - Enhanced timeline of art history

Times of London - 1785-2008, full text and full image, via Gale's Times Digital Archive

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Web of Science (All Databases) - Citation index for all disciplines (1977-present)

Web of Science Core Collection (Citation Indexes) - World's leading scholarly literature in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities (1977-present)

Wiley Online Library - Full-image periodicals, not all titles available

Women and Social Movements in the United States - Coverage from 1600-2000

World Book Kids

WorldCat - Materials held by libraries worldwide

World Shakespeare Bibliography - International books, articles, reviews, dissertations, theatrical productions & AV materials

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Due to licensing restrictions, some of the commercial databases we offer are not available to off-campus Hope users connecting with a non-Hope IP address.

Reference Databases