Articles & Databases

Key Resources in Open Access

Google Scholar
Multidisciplinary scholarly search engine covering peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts, and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities, and other scholarly organizations. Includes links to USU resources when on campus.  [More about Google Scholar] 

Mountain West Digital Library
Easy-to-use search portal for finding online text, images, and sound files from libraries and archives in Utah, Nevada, and Idaho. [More about Mountain West Digital Library] 

Project Gutenberg
Largest single collection of free electronic books. [More about Project Gutenberg] 

Additional Resources in Open Access

A.D.A.M. Medical Encylopedia
An online, easy to use, medical encyclopedia. [More about A.D.A.M. Medical Encylopedia] 
Also known as: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia 

AgEcon Search
Full-text papers and journal articles in applied economics, including the subtopics of agricultural, consumer, energy, environmental, and resource economics.  [More about AgEcon Search] 

American Heritage Dictionary
An online standard dictionary. [More about American Heritage Dictionary] 

ArtistsHouse Music
A collection of articles and videos relating to various topics in music and music entrepreneurship. [More about ArtistsHouse Music] 

arXiv E-print Server
Access to pre-prints of articles mainly in physics, math, astronomy, and computer science. [More about arXiv E-print Server] 

Association for Mormon Letters: Irreantum
Irreantum is the literary magazine for the Association for Mormon Letters. [More about Association for Mormon Letters: Irreantum] 

Bibliography of the History of Art
For art historians, here is a freely available Internet database that offers a wide-ranging art history bibliography for European and American art from late antiquity through the 20th Century. [More about Bibliography of the History of Art] 

Biodiversity Heritage Library
A large number of natural history and botanical libraries have worked together to digitize their biodiversity collections making them available online at the Biodiversity Heritage Library. [More about Biodiversity Heritage Library] 

CAM Index on PubMed
Complementary and alternative medicine research database. [More about CAM Index on PubMed] 

CiteSeerx attempts to provide resources such as algorithms, data, metadata, services, techniques, and software that can be used to promote other digital libraries. [More about CiteSeerx] 

Congressional Research Service Reports
Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports provided to the U.S. Congress on topics related to political events. [More about Congressional Research Service Reports] 

Core Historical Literature of Agriculture (CHLA)
Books and journals related to agriculture and published between the early 19th and late 20th centuries. [More about Core Historical Literature of Agriculture (CHLA)] 

Digest of Education Statistics
A compilation of statistical information covering the field of U.S. education from pre-K through graduate school. [More about Digest of Education Statistics] 

Digital Public Library of America
The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America's libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. [More about Digital Public Library of America] 

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
The aim of the Directory of Open Access Journals is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open-access scientific and scholarly journals, thereby promoting their increased usage and impact. [More about Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)] 

Encyclopedia of Earth
An encyclopedia covering topics relating to the earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society. [More about Encyclopedia of Earth] 

ERIC via the US Department of Education
A large, online digital library of education research and information, inlcuding scholarly journals and education related documents, including reports, policy papers, dissertations, conference papers and others. [More about ERIC via the US Department of Education] 

European Views of the Americas: 1493-1750
Citations to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. [More about European Views of the Americas: 1493-1750] 

Article repository and open-peer-review platform for the life sciences. [More about F1000Research] 
Note: USU does not subscribe to the paid Faculty of 1000 database, F1000Prime.

Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED)
This open-access database provides access to 528,000 US and international time series from 87 sources. [More about Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED)] 

Govinfo is a site produced by the United States Government Publishing Office (GPO) that provides free public access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.  [More about Govinfo] 

Handbook of Latin American Studies (HLAS)
Contains citations to scholarly journals, books, and book reviews about US-Hispanic and Latin American topics, in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish languages. [More about Handbook of Latin American Studies (HLAS)] 

Herald Journal
Cache Valley's local newspaper with limited full-text access. [More about Herald Journal] 

IDEAS: Research Papers in Economics (RePEc)
Links to working papers and published research related to economics issues and policy. [More about IDEAS: Research Papers in Economics (RePEc)] 

International Nuclear Information System
Collection of information on peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology. [More about International Nuclear Information System] 

JSTOR Open Community Collections
Open access content from JSTOR and Artstor. [More about JSTOR Open Community Collections] 

LibriVox: free public domain audiobooks
Free amateur audiobook recordings of classic literature. [More about LibriVox: free public domain audiobooks] 

Macaulay Library Animal Behavior Archive
Video and audio recordings of animals from around the world. [More about Macaulay Library Animal Behavior Archive] 

Making of America
A digital library of primary sources in American social history. [More about Making of America] 

Consumer medical information from the National Library of Medicine including preformulated MEDLINE searches; links to websites, documents, handouts, pamphlets, organizations, etc.; articles about diseases, tests, symptoms, injuries, and surgeries.  [More about MEDLINEplus] 

Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary
Search current and comprehensive medical terms and abbreviations with this open-access medical dictionary from Merriam-Webster. [More about Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary] 

Merriam-Webster Online
Merriam-Webster dictionary and thesaurus. [More about Merriam-Webster Online] 

Middle English Compendium
Resources for the study of Middle English. [More about Middle English Compendium] 

National Academy Press (NAP)
Collection of scholarly e-books. [More about National Academy Press (NAP)] 

National Arts Administration and Policy Publications Database
The National Arts Policy Database enables users to access current and historical information on topics related to arts administration and policy. [More about National Arts Administration and Policy Publications Database] 

National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials
Digital collection of training materials for vocational rehabilitation service providers, agencies, and educators. [More about National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials ] 

National Education Association-Higher Education Almanac
Provides information on the entire scope of American higher education, including faculty salaries and benefits, economic conditions, workload, and trends in faculty and nonfaculty professions. [More about National Education Association-Higher Education Almanac] 

National Science Digital Library
Topical collections of web resources for teaching and learning with current emphasis on the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. [More about National Science Digital Library ] 

National Technical Reports Library
Search technical reports from the NTIS. [More about National Technical Reports Library] 
Create free account to download PDFs or use advanced search.

Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD)
Theses and dissertations from member institutions. [More about Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD)] 

NewspaperCat: Catalog of Digital Historical Newspapers
The Catalog of Digital Historical Newspapers (NewspaperCat) is a tool that facilitates the discovery of online digitized historical newspaper content from newspapers published in the United States and the Caribbean. [More about NewspaperCat: Catalog of Digital Historical Newspapers] 

Occupational Outlook Handbook
Searchable collection of career information, including salary, work environment and job outlook. [More about Occupational Outlook Handbook] 

OECD Factbook
Statistics related to the economic, social, and environmental trends in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) 34 member countries. [More about OECD Factbook] 

Perseus Project
An evolving digital library of resources for the study of the humanities. [More about Perseus Project] 

Plant Information Online
A collection of databases of interest to plant and gardening enthusiasts and students, as well as professional botanists, horticulturists, and researchers. [More about Plant Information Online] 
This database was discontinued May 2021.

PolicyArchive is a digital archive of global, non-partisan public policy research. [More about PolicyArchive] 
Also known as: Policy Archive 

Presidential Recordings Program
From 1940 to 1973, US presidents secretly recorded just under 5,000 hours of in-person and telephone conversations. [More about Presidential Recordings Program]
A website resource that provides neutral and credible research information addressing the pros and cons of controversial issues. [More about] 

ProPublica is an independent, nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest. [More about ProPublica] 

A free resource from the US National Library of Medicine and a key resource for medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and the preclinical sciences.  [More about PubMed] 

Regesta Imperii
European History foreign language database. [More about Regesta Imperii] 

SDG Academy Library
Short videos on sustainability and climate change. [More about SDG Academy Library] 

SIPRI Database Collection
SIPRI, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, provides access to research into conflict, armaments, arms control and disarmament. [More about SIPRI Database Collection] 
The SIPRI Database Collection takes the place of the retired Facts on International Relations and Security Trends (FIRST) database.

Smithsonian Open Access
Smithsonian Open Access provides access to millions of images owned by the Smithsonian Museum. [More about Smithsonian Open Access] 

Smithsonian/NASA Astrophysics Data System
Searchable database of articles in astronomy and astrophysics. [More about Smithsonian/NASA Astrophysics Data System ] 

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Dynamic encyclopedia updated by experts in the field. [More about Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy] 

Teacher Reference Center
Citation database for education trade journals and books for administrators and teachers. [More about Teacher Reference Center] 

TEAMS Middle English Texts
Middle English texts--excluding Chaucer and Langland. [More about TEAMS Middle English Texts] 

Technical Report Archive & Image Library (TRAIL)
Search U.S. government technical reports issued primarily prior to 1975 and digitized by the TRAIL Working Groups. [More about Technical Report Archive & Image Library (TRAIL)] 

Thomas Register
Information on industrial products and services. [More about Thomas Register] 

Searches numerous National Library of Medicine databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases. [More about Toxnet] 
Toxnet has been incorporated into other existing National Library of Medicine databases accessible from this link.

TRID (formerly TRIS Online)
Transportation research database. [More about TRID (formerly TRIS Online)] 

U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)
This open-access database provides access to timely, relevant, and accurate economic data to promote a better understanding of the US economy. [More about U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)] 

U.S. Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)
OSTI.GOV has replaced SciTech Connect as the primary search tool for Department of Energy (DOE) funded science, technology, and engineering research results. [More about U.S. Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)] 

U.S. Department of State: U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets
This database from the U.S. Department of State bears some similarities to the CIA Country Fact sheets but has a more specific focus; namely, it concentrates on U.S. Bilateral Relations. [More about U.S. Department of State: U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets] 

UNdata brings UN statistical databases together through a single entry point. [More about UNdata] 

USU Digital History Collections: Bear River Watershed
This USU digital collection includes photos, maps, diaries, papers, and reports about the geography, history, and development of the Bear River Watershed. [More about USU Digital History Collections: Bear River Watershed] Also known as: Bear River Watershed Historical Digital Collection 

USU Digital History Collections: Logan Historical Newspaper Collection, 1879-1892
Historical Logan Herald Journal and its earlier incarnations. [More about USU Digital History Collections: Logan Historical Newspaper Collection, 1879-1892] 

Utah Digital Newspapers
Digitized runs of small-town newspapers from throughout Utah. [More about Utah Digital Newspapers] 

World Digital Library
The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world. [More about World Digital Library] 
Also known as: UN World Digital Library 

World Factbook - CIA
The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for over 250 world entities. [More about World Factbook - CIA] 

World Press
Nonpartisan magazine fostering international exchange of views and information. [More about World Press] 

A global science gateway incorporating national and international scientific databases and portals. [More about WorldWideScience] 

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