Mabee Learning Commons

Research Databases

Mabee Library provides access to many research databases. You will be asked for your MNU email username and password.

Discovery - Most students will select databases from the list below, but you may also use "Discovery" to simultaneously search most of the library databases, including the library catalog, Credo Reference, EBSCOhost and others. This "quick search" approach can be used strategically: it is a good way to start your research, and it produces very broad search results. We recommend also searching databases in your subject area from the list below.

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General Research | Citation Assistance | Journal & Research Articles | Business
Counseling | Fine & Performing Arts | Language | Nursing & Science | Physical Education

General Research

CQ Researcher - An online research database of original research reports and analysis on issues in the news. These reports are noted for in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the economy.

Credo Reference - A virtual reference shelf encompassing all of the academic disciplines at MNU. It contains over 3.7 million articles from over 780 reference books.

Discovery  - Use "Discovery" to simultaneously search most of the library databases, including the library catalog, Credo Reference, EBSCOhost and others. This "quick search" approach can be used strategically: it is a good way to start your research, and it produces very broad search results.

Encyclopedia Britannica - The famed encyclopedia in digital format, constantly updated and comprehensive. Includes the Encyclopædia BritannicaMerriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, magazines and periodicals and other research tools.

New York Times in Education -The New York Times is known all over the world for unparalleled news coverage, analysis and high-caliber reporting. Each day hundreds of colleges and universities around the globe bring our content into the academic setting. Join this rapidly expanding group of academic institutions, and offer your student body NYTimes.com, on campus and off. Create a free account today.

WestlawNext - A comprehensive collection of news, business, and law information for students.

Citation Assistance

KnightCite - An automatic bibliography composer, KnightCite helps you quickly and accurately format in-text and reference list citations in APA, MLA, and other styles.

Zotero - [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.

Journal & Research Articles

EBSCOhost - The library's most extensive collection of research databases, encompassing all academic disciplines. Search for scholarly journal, magazine and newspaper articles. Desired articles not in full-text format may be requested through interlibrary loan.

JSTOR - Search for journal articles in the JSTOR "Arts and Sciences IV" collection, which focuses on education, law, psychology, business and public policy and administration.

Business

EBSCOhost - Select the "Business" database category (and, optionally, other categories such as "History, Government, & Law") to search for relevant scholarly journal, magazine and newspaper articles. Desired articles not in full-text format may be requested through interlibrary loan.

Mintel Reports - Every Report contains a comprehensive overview of the market size, including a five year forecast, brand share, category trends, consumer attitudes and behaviors, and analysis on what’s working, what’s not working, and what’s coming next. Users will be able to dive into specific consumer survey questions to identify key demographics or target markets using the interactive databook and create customized tables and presentations.

Nexis Uni - Full-text news content, including current coverage and deep archives, business information on more than 80 million U.S. and international companies and more than 63 million executives and legal sources for federal and state cases and statutes and U.S. Supreme Court decisions.

ReferenceUSA - A company and residential information database to support business intelligence reference and research. May be used to identify competitors and similar businesses, using names, addresses, SIC code, employee size, sales volume, business expenditures and other search criteria. Businesses are geo-coded for mapping analysis.

Counseling

Counseling and Psychotherapy Transcripts, Client Narratives, and Reference Works - Searchable collection of transcripts of counseling and therapy sessions and first-person narratives illuminating the experience of mental illness and treatment, as well as reference works to contextualize the primary material. It contains more than 2,000 session transcripts, 44,000 pages of client narratives and 25,000 pages of secondary reference material.

Counseling and Therapy in Video - More than 780 hours of training videos and reenactments, as well as footage of actual therapy sessions conducted by psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers. Videos provide insight into working with clients, translating theories into practice while using various therapeutic methods and diagnoses and training in skills such as reflection and empathy while working with specific populations.

EBSCOhost - Select the "Psychology, Sociology, & Counseling" database category (and, optionally, other categories) to search for relevant scholarly journal, magazine and newspaper articles. Desired articles not in full-text format may be requested through interlibrary loan.

Fine & Performing Arts

Music Online: Reference  - Brings together the full content of four online music reference collections: African American Music ReferenceClassical Music Reference LibraryClassical Scores Library and The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online. These reference materials for the study of music cover every time period, genre, cultural group and geographic region. Printable scores for over 50,000 works are included.

Naxos Music Library - Thtents can be searched by composer, work, genre and label. Background resources include: audio book transriptions about the history of classical music and opera, with listening examples, libretti and synopses of over 700 operas, a pronunciation guide for composer and artist names, a glossary, an overview of important musical terms, work analyses and work details with instrumentation, publishers, duration and available recordings.

Oxford Music Online - Authoritative resource for music research, with over 60,000 articles written by over 6,000 music scholars. It incorporating the full texts of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd edition (2001), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera (1992) and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, 2nd edition (2002), as well as numerous subsequent updates and emendations. Articles from The Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd edition (8 vols., 2013) and The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments, 2nd edition (5 vols., 2014) are being incorporated into the online database. Relevant web links and audio samples are also included.

History & Law

Gun Regulation and Legislation in America - This new HeinOnline collection brings together more than 680 titles dealing with this difficult and important topic. Included are periodicals, key compiled federal legislative histories, relevant congressional hearings, CRS Reports, Supreme Court briefs, and more. Links to nearly 500 scholarly articles,* an extensive bibliography, and a balanced selection of external resources to further research this subject are also provided. Research the National Firearms Act, the Miller and Heller decisions, and other key aspects of this subject.

Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law - This HeinOnline collection brings together a multitude of essential legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world. This includes every statute passed by every colony and state on slavery, every federal statute dealing with slavery, and all reported state and federal cases on slavery. Our case coverage extends into the 20th century because long after slavery ended courts were still resolving issues emanating from slavery.

WestlawNext - A comprehensive collection of news, business, and law information for students.

Language

College English - A professional journal for the college scholar-teacher, with articles about literature, rhetoric-composition, critical theory, creative writing theory and pedagogy, linguistics, literacy, reading theory and professional issues related to the teaching of English.

EBSCOhost - Select the "Literature" database category (and, optionally, other categories) to search for relevant scholarly journal, magazine and newspaper articles. Desired articles not in full-text format may be requested through interlibrary loan.

Mango Languages - Courses in over 70 different languages (both basic and complete lessons). By creating an account, users may track progress and return to courses in progress. Includes ESL lessons.

Nursing & Science

EBSCOhost - Select the "Nursing & Health Sciences" database category to search for relevant scholarly journal, magazine and newspaper articles. Desired articles not in full-text format may be requested through interlibrary loan.

Nursing and Mental Health in Video A nurse’s responsibility extends beyond addressing just physical ailments.  Nurses now must understand, assess and manage mental health issues that often present themselves alongside physical conditions. Prepare your students to do that with our exclusive new collection, Nursing and Mental Health in Video.

Nursing Education in Video: Third Edition is an up-to-date collection of demonstration and training videos designed to help students improve their clinical skills. This resource provides access to Medcom's complete collection of 300+ full-length training videos allowing your patrons anytime, anywhere access to the latest resources available for nurse training so they can provide the best possible patient care.​

ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source - Practice reference material, including full-text, peer-reviewed nursing journal articles, books, dissertations, e-books, videos and study paths.

Science Direct - Keep up to date with health and medical developments to stimulate research and improve patient care. Search our books and journals covering education, reference information, decision support and more.

Physical Education

Journal of Teaching in Physical Education - Features research articles based on classroom and laboratory studies, descriptive and survey studies and summary and review articles.

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