Research Databases


The combined search-and-retrieval website for the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) publications and related collections. Includes full text and abstracts. This online subscription is provided by a generous contribution from Ralph Stone (B.S. Geology, 1968) and Meredith Stone (B.S. Geology, 1968) in honor of Professors Jeffrey Greenberg, Stephen Moshier and James Clark for their decades of dedicated service to their students in the Geological Sciences at Wheaton.

Academic Search Complete

A scholarly, multidisciplinary database providing indexing, abstracts, and full-text for thousands of publications, including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, and others. Offers coverage of many areas of academic study including: archaeology, area studies, astronomy, biology, chemistry, civil engineering, electrical engineering, ethnic & multicultural studies, food science & technology, general science, geography, geology, law, mathematics, mechanical engineering, music, physics, psychology, religion & theology, women's studies, and other fields.

ACM Digital Library

Provides full text of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) journals, magazines, and proceedings, as well as access to select ebooks on relevant topics. Access is available via individual student accounts for computer science majors only. Please contact the subject librarian for computer science for help in getting access to this resource.

ACS Publications

Provides the full-text of all journals published by the American Chemical Society.

African American Historical Serials

Includes African American periodicals, annuals and reports published from 1829-1922 including materials from African American religious organizations and social service agencies.

African Journals Online

Index of African-published journals covering agricultural sciences, science and technology, health and social sciences. Includes TOCs, abstracts, and links to online full-text where available. Backfile maintained for five years. Registration required.

America: History and Life

Provides citations and abstracts of journal articles about the history and culture of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present.

American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection

Contains more than 6,500 historical periodical titles documenting the life of America’s people from the Colonial Era through the Civil War and Reconstruction and into the early 20th century. Subject coverage includes: advertising, health, women's issues, science, the history of slavery, industry and professions, religious issues, culture and the arts, and more. Includes five separate chronological collections that can be searched individually or combined.
  • Series 1: 1690-1820
  • Series 2: 1821-1837
  • Series 3: 1838-1852
  • Series 4: 1853-1865
  • Series 5: 1866-1877
  • Annual Reviews

    Provides authoritative, analytic reviews in 33 focused disciplines within the biomedical, physical, and social sciences.

    Anthropological Index Online

    Provides citations of journal articles in selected journals in anthropology and related disciplines.


    Provides the full-text of journals published by the American Anthropological Association.

    APA PsycArticles

    Provides the full-text of journal articles published by the American Psychological Association and other psychological associations.


    Provides the full text of all books published by the American Psychological Association (APA) which includes, among other titles, the APA Handbooks in Psychology and the APA/Oxford University Press Encyclopedia of Psychology.

    APA PsycInfo

    Provides citations of journal articles and other resources in psychology, and the psychological aspects of other disciplines.

    APA PsycTests

    An authoritative source of structured information about tests of interest to a variety of fields. Produced by the American Psychological Association, it provides access to thousands of actual test instruments, most of which are available for immediate download and use in teaching and research.


    Provides descriptions of the archival collections of thousands of museums, libraries, historical societies and archives worldwide.

    Art and Architecture Source

    Formerly known as Art Source, Art & Architecture Source is an art research database that covers a broad range of subjects from fine, decorative and commercial art, to various areas of architecture and architectural design. It features full-text articles, indexing and abstracts for an array of journals, books and more.


    Provides citations of journal articles in many disciplines.

    Provides access to e-prints in physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance and statistics.

    Astrophysics Data Sytem

    The Astrophysics Data System (ADS) is a NASA-funded project which maintains four bibliographic databases containing more than 3.6 million records: Astronomy and Astrophysics, Instrumentation, Physics and Geophysics, and preprints in Astronomy. Records can be searched, or full-text documents may be looked at through the browse feature.

    Atla Historical Monographs Collection: Series 1

    Presents more than 15,000 titles from 13th Century through the 1893 World Parliament of Religions. The historical time period of the collection reflects upon a time of great doctrinal, social, and organizational change. The collection includes many volumes in Aramaic, Arabic, Greek, Hebrew and other languages besides English, documenting the recovery of languages used during the biblical era and provides an in-depth view of the way that interest in, and knowledge of, biblical languages emerged during the nineteenth century, an important foundation for today’s study and understanding of biblical languages.

    Atla Historical Monographs Collection: Series 2

    Consists of nearly 15,000 titles published from 1894 through 1923. It presents a comprehensive picture of religion in America at the turn of the century. Subjects addressed include the conflict between religion and science, the growing interest in Eastern religions and other world religions, and significant shifts in the religious identification of Americans.

    Atla Religion Database with AtlaSerials PLUS

    Provides citations of journal articles, essays, book reviews, and dissertations in religion and theology, as well as the religious aspects of other disciplines. Atla Video Tutorials

    Biblical Archaeology Society Online Archive

    Contains the content of selected journals and books published by the Biblical Archaeology Society. Includes each issue of the magazines Biblical archaeology review, Bible review, and Archaeology odyssey, as well as other material including some video.

    BioMed Central

    BioMed Central is part of Springer/Nature and publishes 300 peer-reviewed journals, sharing discoveries from research communities in science, technology, engineering and medicine.


    Provides full-text of various research journals focused on the biological, biomedical, ecological, and environmental sciences.


    Provides searchable repository of article preprints covering all aspects of research in the life sciences except for clinical studies and clinical trials.

    BIOSIS Previews

    Provides citations of journal articles and other resources in biology and related disciplines.