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Subscription Databases

The following list of subscription databases are available to all current Mercyhurst University students, faculty, and staff. Off campus users may be asked to enter their Mercyhurst username and password before accessing the databases. For full access to EBSCO services on mobile devices please switch to full Site at the bottom of the mobile view page. Click here for more information on accessing resources off campus or contact the Electronic Resources Librarian for more information.

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AccessMedicine is an innovative online resource that provides students with access to more than 98 digital medical titles from the best minds in medicine, updated content, hundreds of photos and illustrations, a self-assessment feature, diagnostic tools, a comprehensive search platform, and the ability to download content to a mobile device. Updated frequently by world-renowned physicians and expanded continuously.  In order to make use of the mobile site, users need to register for a My AccessMedicine profile from any on-site computer.  Once they have done so, they will be able to log on to the mobile site using their My AccessMedicine username and password.

Academic Search Ultimate

Academic Search Ultimate offers students an unprecedented collection of peer-reviewed full text journals.  Content include academic journals, magazines, periodicals, reports, books and videos which meets the needs of scholars in virtually every discipline ranging from astronomy, anthropology, biomedicine, engineering, health, law and literacy to mathematics, pharmacology, women’s studies, zoology and more. Full text is provided for over 10,000 peer-reviewed journals.

American Chemical Society Web Editions

With over 50 publications now on the Web, ACS Web Editions have become the version of record among the scientific community. Take advantage of the many innovative and time saving features that ACS Web Editions have to offer.

American Doctoral Dissertations

This enhanced database includes more than 153,000 theses and dissertations in total, including 70,000 new citations for theses and dissertations from 1902 to the present. Click on the full text button under search options on the left in order to find full text results.

America’s News including Access World News – from NewsBank! 

Find current and archived articles on issues, events, people, government and more with the world's largest collection of full-text news sources. Includes local news, editorials, announcements and other sections from more than 4,700 sources.

Business Source Company Profiles

This EBSCOhost database provides full-text MarketLine (aka Datamonitor) profiles for companies in various industries all over the world. 

Business Source Complete

The world's definitive scholarly, full-text business database.  The new Company View component provides detailed company information for more than 1.1 million of the world's largest public and private companies.  Find Case Studies, Industry Profiles, SWOT Analyses, Country Reports and Market Research Reports.

Chronicle of Higher Education

The No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators

CINAHL Complete

This is the definitive research tool for nursing and allied health professionals. With CINAHL Complete users get fast and easy access to top nursing and allied health journals, evidence-based care sheets and quick lessons. Full text for more than 1,300 journals dating back to 1937.

Credo Reference The best way to access Credo Reference is to click here:

Through Credo Reference you can search 3-1/2 million full text entries in 864 reference books.

Ebsco's eBook Collection

This growing collection of over 140,000 titles contains a large selection of multidisciplinary eBook titles representing a broad range of academic subject matter, from leading university presses and other academic publishers. Familiar functionality and features of EBSCOhost make for a user-friendly search experience. A simple download process makes obtaining titles easy from any computer, and titles are compatible with most portable devices.

EBSCOhost Web

This link allows you to search across multiple EBSCOhost databases at once. Included are Academic Search Complete, Business Source Complete, CINHAL Complete, ERIC, Literary Reference Center Plus, Poetry and Short Story Reference Center, PsycINFO, Health Source Nursing, Hospitality & Tourism Complete, SPORTDiscus w/ Full Text, Medline, and the MLA International Bibliography.

EBSCO's Business Book Summaries (BBS)

EBSCO's Business Book Summaries (BBS) provides concise yet comprehensive summaries of the best business books. Using stringent criteria, only the top 1% of the more than 6,000 business books published each year in the United States is selected for inclusion in the database. Summaries and reviews are provided for more than 700 of the top business books from the last 20 years.

eHRAF World Cultures

Produced by Yale's Human Relations Area Files, this is a cross-cultural database that contains over 350,000 pages of information on all aspects of cultural and social life. The database is organized into cultures and ethnic groups and the full-text sources are subject-indexed at the paragraph level.

ERIC - Education Resources Information Center

This resource contains more than 1.4 million records and links to more than 337,000 full-text documents from ERIC back to 1966.

Family & Society Studies Worldwide

Indexes fields of social work, social science and family practices, including anthropology, sociology, psychology, demography, health sciences, education, economics, law, history and social work.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.


A research index focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment, with well-researched but accessible information on topics ranging from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond. Comprised of scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

Indexes over 800 journals in several medical disciplines, including the full-text of 580 of those publications.

Hospitality & Tourism Complete

Covers scholarly research and industry news relating to all areas of hospitality and tourism. This collection contains more than one million records, with coverage dating as far back as 1930. There is full text for nearly 560 publications, including periodicals, company & country reports, and books.

Jane's by IHS Markit - The best way to access Jane’s is to click here:

Mercyhurst has 5 "seats" at the table for Jane's.   Limits won't prevent users from logging in, but after navigating to any products in the "Products" tab at the top, the 5 available seats will start to populate. After these seats are filled, subsequent users will encounter an error notifying them that concurrency limits prevent the access to the requested content.  Essentially you will have to wait your turn.  Once the users close the product-specific window, or click "Log Out" on the top right, the seat will be freed for the next user to navigate to product-specific content. 


JSTOR offers high-quality, interdisciplinary content , including over eight hundred leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. We now offer 6 archival collections, along with current subscriptions to individual titles accessed through the JSTOR Scholarship Program's platform for seamless access to the full run of the title.

JAMA:  Journal of the American Medical Association 

A peer-reviewed medical journal published 48 times per year by the American Medical Association.  Read the current issue to keep up to date with the latest research.

Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts

Indexes nearly 600 periodicals plus books, research reports, and proceedings to anyone interested in libraries and information management. This world-class bibliographic database provides coverage on subjects such as librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.

Literary Reference Center Plus

This database features an expansive collection of author biographies, plot summaries and work overviews, full-text essays from leading publishers, literary reference books and monographs, cover-to-cover full text for literary magazines and journals, book reviews from the most prestigious publications, poems from hundreds of sources, short stories, classic texts, author interviews, and much more.



MEDLINE contains journal citations and abstracts for biomedical literature from around the world.  PubMed provides free access to MEDLINE and links to full text articles when possible.

Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print

Produced by the Buros Institute of Mental Measurements at the University of Nebraska, the Mental Measurements Yearbook (MMY) provides users with a comprehensive guide to over 3,000 contemporary testing instruments. Designed for an audience ranging from novice test consumers to experienced professionals, the MMY series contains information essential for a complete evaluation of test products within such diverse areas as psychology, education, business, and leadership.

Military and Government Collection

This database offers news pertaining to all branches of the military. It provides indexing and abstracting for over 430 titles and provides full-text for over 320.

MLA International Bibliography

Produced by the Modern Language Association (MLA), the electronic version of the bibliography dates back to the 1920s and contains millions of citations from journals & series, as well as book publishers. The indexed materials coverage is international, and includes titles and full-text links from J-STOR and Project Muse, Wiley-Blackwell and Taylor & Francis. This resource also contains hundreds of thousands of subject names and terms.

MLA Directory of Periodicals

The MLA Directory of Periodicals offers detailed information on over 5,500 journals, with 4,400 currently indexed in the International Bibliography. The detailed entries include editorial contact information, as well as frequency, circulation, subscription prices and submission guidelines.

Newspaper Source Plus

Newspaper Source Plus includes more than 1,400 full-text newspapers, provides more than 55 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than one million television and radio news transcripts.

New York TimesThe best way to access New York Times is to click here: 

The New York Times Academic Pass allows anyone using a valid Mercyhurst University email address to access the New York Times, the award winning newspaper,  for 24 hours.  You MUST create an account using your Mercyhurst email address. 

Nexis Uni- The best way to access Nexus Uni is to click here:

Nexis Uni features more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources from LexisNexis—including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790—with an intuitive interface that offers quick discovery across all content types, personalization features such as Alerts and saved searches and a collaborative workspace with shared folders and annotated documents.

Nursing Reference Center Plus

Nursing Reference Center Plus is committed to educating nurses about evidence-based medicine and nursing best practices. As a part of that effort, Nursing Reference Center Plus focuses on ensuring that staff nurses, nurse educators, recent nursing graduates, and nursing students have quick and easy access to the most current information to provide the best care possible to their patients. It provides information about diseases and conditions, evidence-based care sheets, content on nursing best practices and skills, robust drug information and videos and images to aid in patient care.

Poetry & Short Story Reference Center

This full-text database provides a historically rich collection of hundreds of thousands of classic and contemporary poems, as well as short stories, biographies, and authoritative essays on such topics as poetic forms, movements, and techniques-including contemporary content from the finest publishers.

POLITICO Pro starNew  The best way to access Politico Pro is to click here:

Politico Pro Just recently, POLITICO launched POLITICO Pro, a premium policy news and information resource designed specifically to keep students, faculty and researchers at universities in lock-step with the unprecedented pace of developments in our current political climate.  With the largest and most expert policy newsroom in the country, our 130+ reporters provide universities real-time, interdisciplinary policy news and the ability to interact/consult with students and faculty via email on critical political developments as they are happening.  When it comes to pressing political conversations facing the public, Pro has all of a university’s bases covered. POLITICO’s resource offers broad and granular coverage along 15 unique industry areas: Defense, Healthcare, Cybersecurity, Employment & Immigration, Education, Energy, Environment, Immigration, Tax, Technology, Financial Services, etc.

Primary Search

Primary Search is a full-text database providing popular children’s magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedic entries and a vast image collection. Designed for elementary school libraries, students can learn about a variety of topics, including endangered species, famous musicians, fitness and space exploration.


Full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology. The database contains more than 178,000 articles more than 100 journals -- 48 published by the APA and 11 from allied organizations. Coverage spans 1894 to present.


PsycINFO® is an expansive abstracting and indexing database with more than 4 million records devoted to peer-reviewed literature in the behavioral sciences and mental health, making it an ideal discovery and linking tool for scholarly research in a host of disciplines.

Regional Business News

Provides full text coverage of 75 regional business journals, newspapers, and newswires from metropolitan and rural areas within the U.S.

Serials Directory

Provides bibliographic, pricing, and subscription information for over 178,000 journals, magazines, and other periodical publications.

SocINDEX with Full Text

SocINDEX with Full Text offers comprehensive coverage of sociology, encompassing all sub-disciplines and closely related areas of study. Content includes nearly 900 full-text journals and magazines, more than 850 full-text books and monographs, dozens of working papers, dissertations and conference proceedings.  Subjects include Criminology, Criminal Justice, Demography, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Gender Studies, Marriage and Family, Religion, Sociology and Social Development, Substance Abuse as well as many others.

Social Sciences Full Text (H.W. Wilson)

Social Sciences Full Text provides sources covering a wide array of subjects, including addiction studies, ethics, public welfare, urban studies and more.

SPORTDiscus with Full Text

SPORTDiscus with Full Text is the world's most comprehensive source of full text for sports & sports medicine journals, providing full text for 530 journals.  With full-text coverage dating back to 1985, SPORTDiscus with Full Text is the definitive research tool for all areas of sports & sports medicine literature. 

Teacher Reference Center

An index of over 260 titles from the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals, periodicals, and books. This database provides coverage on key education topics such as Assessment, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development,Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, Science & Mathematics, and more.


UpToDate is an evidence-based, physician-authored clinical decision support resource which clinicians trust to make the right point-of-care decisions. More than 5,100 world-renowned physician authors, editors and peer reviewers use a rigorous editorial process to synthesize the most recent medical information into trusted, evidence-based recommendations that are proven to improve patient care and quality. More than 700,000 clinicians in 158 countries and almost 90% of academic medical centers in the United States rely on UpToDate to provide the best care.