Database Directory
Access Pennsylvania Database contains over 3.3 million unique records contributed by 1,425 school, public, academic and special libraries throughout the commonwealth.


ACM Digital Library ACM Digital Library: This database contains citations, abstracts, reviews, and full text of ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) published journals, magazines and conference proceedings and publications of the various ACM Special Interest Groups. It also includes access to the ACM Guide to Computing Literature which provides indexing and abstracting of journals, books, conference proceedings, technical reports, and masters and doctoral dissertations published by the ACM and other publishers in the field of computer science. The full text materials go back as far as 1954.


American Chemical Society (American Chemical Society) Web Editions and the ACS Journal Archives: With the integration of archival access to the Web Editions you can now search the full text of over 30 ACS journals covering the years 1879 right through to the most current year. Articles may be viewed as either PDF or HTML documents. Searchers may choose to search all the titles at once or you can select individual titles to search and browse. The reference linking feature allows searchers viewing articles in HTML to go from the article references directly to the respective CAS record which provides bibliographic information and an abstract for that reference.



This database provides full text access to about 40 (soon to be 46) titles in the area of bioscience. All of the titles are peer-reviewed research journals Most of the titles are published by small societies and non-commercial publishers. Articles are available in both HTML and PDF formats. Coverage is current and generally begins in 2000.

Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities: Business College Library

Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities: Business College Library: The Cabell's Directory is designed to help faculty, graduate students and researchers identify journals that may be more likely to publish their manuscripts. The Business College module includes information on journals in the areas of Accounting, Economics & Finance, Management and Marketing. Each journal entry gives basic information about the publisher, contact information and web site addresses. Also included is information on publication guidelines and review information. An index will help you match the characteristics of your manuscript to the topic areas the journal emphasizes, the type of review process, acceptance rate and the number of external reviews.

Catalog for Government Documents

This site is officially known as MarciveWeb DOCS, a product of Marcive, Inc. This service provides a Government Documents Catalog of complete records of U.S. government publications from 1976 to the present. This database contains cataloged records, thousands of hypertext links to full text, and the location of each publication in the Federal Depository Library Program. The Kemp Library is an official depository for U. S. government publications.

Choice Book Reviews Online

Choice Book Reviews Online: This is the internet version of the print magazine Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. The database provides access to all the book reviews available from Choice for 1988 forward. It is updated monthly. Current reviews are arranged by academic discipline and broad cross-disciplinary topic and may also be searched by discipline and date. is a product of the Association of College & Research Libraries which is a division of the American Library Association.

Combined Health Information Database

CHID (Combined Health Information Database) is a database produced by health-related agencies of the Federal Government. This database provides titles, abstracts, and availability information for health information and health education resources. CHID lists a wealth of health promotion and education materials and program descriptions that are not indexed elsewhere. New records are added quarterly and current listings are checked regularly to help ensure that all entries are up to date and still available from their original sources. Some older records are retained for archival purposes.

CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics Online

The electronic version of this classic handbook of chemical and physical data provides access to all the tables, data and figures in the print version. The Handbook now includes solubility of salts, diffusion of gases in water, Chemical kinetic data on reactions in the stratosphere and more. The online version also provides such electronic features as cross-table searching, hotlinking of tables to chemical structures, and customization of data display and data export.

Encyclopedia Britannica

Provides online access to the world famous encyclopedia.

ERIC via Educational Resources Information Center

The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC), sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education, produces the world’s premier database of journal and non-journal education literature. The ERIC online system provides the public with a centralized ERIC Web site for searching the ERIC bibliographic database of more than 1.1 million citations going back to 1966. More than 107,000 full-text non-journal documents (issued 1993-2004), previously available through fee-based services only, are now available for free. ERIC is moving forward with its modernization program, and has begun adding materials to the database.

Fed Stats

More than 70 agencies in the United States Federal Government produce statistics of interest to the public. The Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy maintains this site to provide easy access to the full range of statistics and information produced by these agencies for public use.

ICPSR Social & Political Data

This link takes you to the home page for the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research. Here you may search their database and archives to find data on a wide range of political and social issues. Some of the data sets cover topics in the area of crime, health, economics, race relations, leisure activities, social values, consumer behavior and politics. This data is computer readable and can be manipulated using standard statistical packages. It can be used either for teaching data manipulation and interpretation in the class room, or for personal research. There is a wealth of valuable information here for many disciplines. The data comes both from US surveys and research and also surveys/research done in other nations. Some of the data is historical and some is current .For example, two recent additions to the file are an ABC/Washington Post Poll on reactions to the September 11th terrorist attacks and a 1999 National Nursing Home Survey. While ESU does not have immediate web access to the data, it may be obtained by contacting Bob D'Aversa in Academic Computing. In addition, our University has access to a variety of programs provided by the Consortium. Please browse their web page to learn more. The Political Science Dept. has some additional materials and some data CDs and can also provide additional information on the Consortiums' programs.

A multipurpose reference search tool which accesses multiple resources with one search including almanacs, encyclopedia, dictionary on a broad range of topics.

In the First Person

In the First Person is a new library index that lets users perform in-depth field and keyword searches across all letters, diaries, oral histories, memoirs, and autobiographies within scholarly materials that are freely available on the Web and Alexander Street databases. With a single search, users can access thousands of personal narratives in English from archives and repositories everywhere. The search returns citation information and links to full text, audio, and video whenever available.

Kinesiology Publications (Oregon Collection)

Organized in 1948 under the name Microform Publications this database provides indexing and some full text for graduate theses and dissertations in human movement studies, recreation, physical education, health, sports medicine and other sport related disciplines. The documents are gathered from schools in English-speaking countries who have graduate programs in these areas. Some of the subjects covered include physical fitness and activity, recreation, athletics, dance, play, education, sports marketing, physiology, biomechanics, and motor control and development. The entire database from 1948 forward is searchable but full text of the documents is available in pdf mainly from 2003 forward. Some earlier full text documents are gradually being added.


Is published by the American Mathematical Society. It covers research in the field of mathematics, including applied and theoretical. It also covers related areas such as computer science, engineering and physics. The print equivalents are Mathematical Reviews (MathSciNet includes the full text of the reviews) and Current Mathematical Publications. Coverage runs from 1940 to the present.


The National Library of Medicine's MEDLINEplus information pages are designed to direct you to resources containing information that will help you research your health questions. They are designed for educational use only and are not intended to replace advice from a health professional. These pages provide a carefully selected list of resources.


Naxos Music library: The NML is a comprehensive collection of classical music available online that is taken from the extensive catalogues of Naxos and Marco Polo. In addition to classical music you will also find a selection of jazz, world and folk music and some collections of music for children. Works can be chosen by composer, artist, period, year of composition, instrument or genre. You can create playlists, listen to individual tracks or entire CDs. Recordings are streamed at near CD quality. In addition to the music you will also find information about individual works, artist and composer biographies, opera synopses and libretti, and more.


Provides access to thousands of electronic books covering a variety of subject areas. Our collection is comprised of over 1800 titles including the Choice Outstanding Academic Titles. Emphasized subjects include history, business & economics, the social sciences, mathematics, literature and electronic engineering. The publication dates range from 1998 through 2000. You can also access the Public Collection which contains over 3500 classic titles that are in the public domain. netLibrary users can search, browse, read, download and check out any ebook that is part of our collection or the public collection.

NLM Gateway

Allows users to search in multiple retrieval systems at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). The current Gateway searches MEDLINE/PubMed, OLDMEDLINE, LOCATORplus, MEDLINEplus, DIRLINE, AIDS Meetings, Health Services Research Meetings, Space Life Sciences Meetings, and HSRProj. See the Overview for details.

Pollution Abstracts

Covers research related to air, noise & water pollution, sewage & wastewater treatment, land pollution, toxicology and health, radiation, and environmental programs, policies and legislation. References come from the journal literature, conference proceedings, books, government reports, and trade publications. Coverage is the most current year plus one previous year. Earlier years can be searched in Kemp Library by using the print abstract of the same name.




A service of the National Library of Medicine, provides access to over 11 million MEDLINE citations back to the mid-1960's and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources.


SciFinder: Covers the literature of chemistry, including biochemistry, chemical engineering, biotechnology, pharmacology and more. This database provides online access to CA(Chemical Abstracts)PLUS, the CAS Substance database, the CASReact database, Chemlist, Chemcats and Medline. In order to access SciFinder you must first register and create your own username/password which you will use whenever you want to access the database. Go to SciFinder Web User Registration ( SciFinder Web User Registration) and follow the instructions to complete the registration process. Due to license restrictions, SciFinder may be used only by ESU faculty, students and staff. Our license is shared with two other colleges. If all sessions are in use you may be asked to try again later. Please be courteous to others trying to access this database and logoff when you are finished. No full text.

State Health Facts

Users can either click on a state on the map or choose a state name from the list to get health facts that include non-elderly population, low-income population, uninsured population, Medicaid, Medicaid Managed Care enrollment and total Medicaid spending in 1997. Additionally, there are historic health demographics for each state that is compared with the United States as a whole. This extensive site also includes sections on Medicaid, Medicare, minority health, the uninsured, women' s health, reproductive and sexual health, HIV/AIDS, health issues in South Africa, and health policy in California. From the Kaiser Family Foundation.


This is "A professionally edited, nonpartisan resource." It's aimed at citizens who are looking for information about current events, policies and politics for individual states in the United States.

Ulrich's Periodicals Directory

Ulrich's Periodicals Directory: a bibliographic database providing detailed, comprehensive, and authoritative information on serials published throughout the world. It covers all subjects, and includes publications that are published regularly or irregularly and are circulated free of charge or by paid subscription. With the database you can identify periodicals in particular subject areas, languages, price range, etc. Information is updated weekly. Many of the titles have more detailed information including links to table of content pages and article abstracts. Some titles also include reviews from Library Journal and Magazines for Libraries.

World Cat

WorldCat: The OCLC union catalog contains millions of records describing books and other items owned by libraries around the world. Each record contains information identifying libraries that own that item. WorldCat covers thousands of subjects and includes records for items as far back as 1000 B.C. Materials covered in the catalog include: books, internet resources, computer data files, computer programs, films, journals, magazines, manuscripts, maps, musical scores, newspapers, slides, sound recordings, and videotapes. WorldCat does not include individual article titles or stories in journals, magazines, newspapers, or book chapters. The database is updated daily.