Academic Search Complete (via EBSCO)

This database Provides full-text articles for over 5,000 academic journals. In addition it provides indexes and abstracts to over 9,000 as well as books and reports. Encompass a wide range of disciplines. Academic Search Complete is updated daily.


Offering full-text to a limited number of resources; only 15 referred journals are addressed. It is updated on a daily basis. Some older materials are viewable though a JSTOR link.

eHRAF (Human Relations Area Files) World Cultures

eHRAF supplies information covering nearly 400 different indigenous people and their daily lives. Full-text primary and secondary items are provided in this database. Updated annually the collection is derived not only from articles but from books and foreign-language sources.


As the name implies this database is strong in the sciences and it is an asset to have when researching the interdisciplinary subject of Human Geography. Full text is obtainable for over 1,000 journals. Full images are also available for some journals. ScienceDirect is updated daily.

Statistical Insight (via LexisNexis Academic)

Planned with statistical data searching in mind, special markers allow users to search documents for charts, graphs, tables, figures, etc. LexisNexis is embedded with “smart links” that follow the statistical information to the source. The database, Environmental Universe is also accessible through LexisNexis.

Current Index to Statistics

This database indexes over 2,000 journals and over 10,000 books.

Population Index

World population literature from 1986-2000 is indexed here. Users can browse by bibliography, author index, and geographical index or utilize the search feature. A list of journal articles sources is accessible. [Publication ceased in 2000.]