Credo Reference Full-Text Reference Resources

Over 150 full text cross-indexed reference books, including digital images, in the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences

EBSCO Full Text Journal Articles

The World’s largest academic multi-disciplinary database, EBSCO’s Academic Search Premier provides full text for nearly 3,500 scholarly publications, including full text for nearly 2,600 peer-reviewed journals. Coverage spans virtually every area of academic study.


JSTOR is a database archive containing the full-text articles from the back issues of a wide variety of scholarly journals. JSTOR does not offer current articles — it contains only older volumes, usually five years old and older. COB subscribes to three of JSTOR’s databases:

  • Arts & Sciences III
  • Arts & Sciences Complement
  • Biological Sciences

At the moment, JSTOR is only available on campus. Remote access will be available soon.

PROQUEST DIRECT ( 1984- 2002 ) On CD ROM at OFC Main Campus Library.

Provides full-text articles from a broad variety of scholarly journals, popular magazines, and newspapers on a wide range of subjects including arts, business, humanities, social sciences and the sciences.


Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture (AGORA) is a Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations initiative to provide free or low-cost access to approx. 400 major scientific journals in agriculture and related biological environmental and social sciences to public institutions in developing countries. Access to the abstracts of all the journals is free and some full text is also available.


Identifies worldwide literature dealing with all aspects of agriculture, and covers: plant and animal production and protection; post-harvest processing of primary agricultural products; forestry; fisheries; agricultural engineering; natural resources and the environment as related to agriculture; food; human nutrition; agricultural economics; rural development; and agricultural administration, legislation, information, education and extension.

ASK ERIC (1966-)

ERIC is the world’s largest source of education information, with more than 1 million abstracts of documents and journal articles on education research and practice. Updated monthly with the latest citations available, provides access to ERIC Document citations from 1966 through January 2002 and ERIC Journal citations from 1966 through January 2002.

BAHINDEX (Main Library ONLY)

A database of 3,147 bibliographic records of journal and magazine articles on the Bahamas ranging from 1747 to the present. Compiled by Willamae Johnson, College Librarian.

BCIN Bibliographic Database of the Conservation Information Network

The Bibliographic Database of the Conservation Information Network (BCIN) provides access to over 190,000 bibliographic citations for conservation literature. BCIN includes citations from the Art and Archaeology Technical Abstracts (prior to 1998), technical reports, conference proceedings, journal articles, books and audiovisual and unpublished materials. The database also includes previously unavailable material from private sources, as well as new information gathered by a worldwide network of contributors.

Blackwell’s Online Bookshop

Blackwell’s Online Bookshop (BOB) is part of the chain of Blackwell’s bookshops and now offers a range of over 2.3 million titles available to order over the internet. BOB is the fastest, most comprehensive resource for US and UK scholarly titles, OP books and popular titles.

Books in Print (CD-Rom; Main Campus Library Only)

Directory of current & forthcoming books published or distributed in North America.

Business Source Premier

Provides full text for over 2,800 scholarly business journals, including full text for nearly 900 peer-reviewed business publications. Coverage includes virtually all subject areas related to business. This database provides full text (PDF) for more than 300 of the top scholarly journals dating as far back as 1922.

Canadian Encyclopedia

The online version of the Canadian Encyclopedia was launched Oct 10, 2001 by the Historica Foundation of Canada with the financial assistance of the Department of Canadian Heritage. With 3500 contributors across Canada, the bilingual encyclopedia will be continually updated. Includes articles on Canadian biographies and places, history, the Arts, as well as First Nations, science and Canadian innovation.

Canadian Music Periodical Index

Includes more than 25,000 entries indexed from 475 Canadian music journals, newsletters and magazines from the late nineteenth century to the present day covering all aspects of musical activity in Canada.

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications GPO ACCESS (1994 – )

Access to many publications of the U.S. government, including: the Budget, the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, the Code of Federal Regulations, Congressional publications, Economic Indicators, the U.S. Code, the Constitution, the Economic report of the President, the Federal Register, Public Papers of the Presidents and the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Supreme Court decisions, and the U.S. Government Manual. U.S. Federal government publications.

CHID Online Combined Health Information Database

Produced by health-related agencies of the US Federal Government, provides titles, abstracts, and availability information for health information and health education resources.

Child Abuse and Neglect Documents Database (1965- )

Database of documents and articles related to child abuse and neglect.

CINAHL, the Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature (1982-)

Online access at all COB campuses and on CD ROM at Hilda Bowen Library only. COB faculty staff and students can obtain password from Reference Librarians for access from home. CINAHL is the authoritative resource for nursing and allied health professionals, students, educators and researchers. This database provides indexing and abstracting for over 1,600 current nursing and allied health journals and publications dating back to 1982, totaling over 700,000 records

Cochrane Library

Regularly updated collection of evidence-based medicine databases, providing high quality heal;th care information to people providing and receiving care and those responsible for research, teaching, funding and administration at all levels.

Collection of Computer Science Bibliographies (1950’s – varies)

The Collection lists over 800,000 references, primarily to journal articles, conference papers and technical reports in computer science. More than 40,000 references contain URLs to an online version of the paper, and there are more than 2000 links to other sites carrying bibliographic information.

Computer Literature Index Online

The Computer Literature Index provides annotations and full citations of magazine and journal articles, taken from approximately 300 computer-related trade publications, business magazines, and management journals. The Index also includes citations for regularly updated reference services and reports, as well as computer books. (Added May 2002)


A search and retrieval system that integrates information from databases at the US National Center for Biotechnology Information including MEDLINE, through PubMed, nucleotide sequences, protein sequences, macromolecular structures, and whole genomes.


The US Securities and Exchange Commission’s official database of required filings from US public companies, including 10K reports, etc.

FOTOLA: Photography in Latin America and the Caribbean in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries (Main Library ONLY)

A CD-ROM database with more than 3,000 photographs from the 19th and early 20th centuries, representing the history and development of ten Latin American countries (does not include Bahamas) with access points that include country, photographer, title, specific theme, and free search.

Global Legal Information Network

Provides database of laws, regulations, and other complementary legal information sources. The documents included are contributed by the governments of the member nations of the GLIN from the original official texts.

HaPI Health & Psychosocial Instruments (Hilda Bowen Library ONLY)

Comprehensive bibliographic coverage of a wide variety of evaluation and measurement tools for health and psychosocial studies, for practitioners, researchers, educators, and students. Includes questionnaires, checklists, rating scales, tests, and a variety of other means of evaluation.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

This database provides nearly 600 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition also features abstracts and indexing for over 615 journals.


Jake is a good place to find where certain journals are indexed and/or if they are available full-text. This database contains information about e-resources – online journals, databases, search interfaces and textbooks and how they relate to each other. The database comparison feature allows for a comparison of journal titles between specific databases.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service

Search U.S. Federal sources for crime & justice information, research & statistics.

Professional Development Collection

Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of over 515 full text journals, including nearly 350 peer-reviewed titles.


Citations on medicine, nursing, the life sciences, experimental medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care administration, and biotechnology, drawn from MEDLINE and other sources as well as references contributed by publishers. Includes links to many sites including full-text articles.

Quick Law (Law Library only)

Provides full text of recent civil and criminal Canadian law cases from all jurisdictions in Canada, as well as some Australian and British legal materials. Over 1000 searchable databases and bulletin boards. Largest legal database host in Canada.

Regional Business News

This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

Sociological Collection

This database provides coverage of nearly 615 full text journals, including nearly 600 peer-reviewed titles. Sociological Collection offers information in all areas of sociology, including social behavior, human tendencies, interaction, relationships, community development, culture and social structure.

USP DI Volume II, Advice for the Patient

Provides patient-oriented drug information in lay language. Monographs are organized into the following sections: Brand Names commonly used in both the United States and Canada, Description, Before Using This Medicine, Proper Use of This Medicine, Precautions, and Side Effects.

Carrie: A Full Text Electronic Library

  • From the University of Kansas an extensive link resource listing texts archived at various locations across the Internet. Also provides a very competent search engine aimed at providing access to E-texts.


Digital Librarian: Electronic Texts & Primary Sources

  • Perhaps the best index to full text book and electronic text resources on the Internet.


E-Text Archives

  • Eclectic electronic texts of all kinds from books to journals, from personal to the professional. Self-described mission “is to provide electronic versions of texts without judging their content.”


National Library of Canada Electronic Collection

  • Incorporates formally published Canadian online books and journals.


The Online Books Page

  • More than 12,000 English language works in various formats. Compare to The Internet Public Library which indexes fewer full books, but more short texts and non-English books.


The Oxford Text Archive

  • Works closely with Arts & Humanities scholars to collect, catalogue, and preserve high-quality electronic texts for research and teaching. The OTA currently distributes more than 2500 resources in over 25 different languages.


Project Gutenberg

  • Texts are taken from books published pre-1923. Orientation is towards classic books backwards from 1923.


Sunsite Digital Collections

  • Extensive digital collections and services. Also prvoides information and support to digital library developers worldwide. Sponsored by UC Berkeley Library and Sun Microsystems, Inc.