Databases Available for Visitors

The following databases are available for access by people not affiliated with Baylor University, but who are physically present in one of the Baylor University Libraries. This workstation is designed to allow guests to have access to these databases only. Within this guest access, users will be unable to go to any web sites other than ones with web addresses of the following databases.

If you are affiliated (current faculty, staff, and students of the university) with Baylor University and want full access to the Internet, log out and log in using your Bear ID and password.

For additional assistance, please ask at a public service desk.

Access World News -- Full text of US and international papers BearCat -- The online catalog
Britannica Online -- Encyclopedia Britannica JSTOR -- Full Text Articles in Journals
Oxford English Dictionary


Biography and Genealogy Master Index A comprehensive index to more than 12.7 million biographical sketches.
Biography Resource Center Provides biographical information on more than 320,000 individuals throughout time.
Business & Company Resource Center Provides company profiles, company brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies, and periodical articles.
Expanded Academic Index General and professional journals in the humanities, science, & social sciences.
OneFile Indexes journal and magazine articles on a wide range of topics, including business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics.

FirstSearch Databases (Some provided by TexShare.)

ArticleFirst Popular & scholarly articles on any topic.
ClasePeriodica Index of Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities.
Ebooks All online electronic books listed in WorldCat.
Electronics Collections Online An index to a collection of journals in a variety of subject areas, all with full text articles available online. At this time Baylor does not subscribe to any of these full-text journals.
ERIC Education
GPO Government documents
Medline Medical literature
PapersFirst Conference papers
ProceedingsFirst Conference proceedings
World Almanac Facts and statistics
WorldCat Any materials owned by libraries worldwide.

Additional TexShare Databases

20th Century American Poetry 52,000 American poems from 1900 to present.
20th Century English Poetry 594 volumes of British poems from 1900 to present.
Academic Search Premier Indexes scholarly publications covering academic areas of study including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies. About 70% of the journal titles are available with full text.
Agricola Indexes all aspects of agricultural information.
AltHealth Watch Provides the full text of articles from periodicals, peer-reviewed reports, proceedings as well as association and consumer newsletters.
Bibliography of Native North Americans A bibliographic database that covers all aspects of native North American culture, history, and life.
Business Source Complete Indexes scholarly business journals covering management, economics, finance, accounting, international business, and more.
Computer Source Indexes publications, covering topics associated with computers and similar technologies.
Consumer Health Complete Provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.
Contemporary Authors Provides in-depth information on the lives and writings of authors along with critical reaction to their works.
Contemporary Literary Criticism Provides in-depth information on the lives and writings of authors along with critical reaction to their works.
Dictionary of Literary Biography Provides in-depth information on the lives and writings of authors along with critical reaction to their works
Digital Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970 Provides detailed property and land use for over 12,000 US towns and cities
EBSCO Animals Provides indexing, abstracts, and full text records describing the nature and habitat of familiar animals.
Economica y Negocios Provides business economics coverage for over 200 Spanish and Portuguese-language periodicals published in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Spain, the United States and elsewhere.
eLibrary, Curriculum Edition Provides digital content designed to support K-12 research and study.
ERIC Indexes journal articles and unpublished documents (ERIC Documents) in the field of education.
Fuente Academica A unique collection of scholarly journals from renowned Latin American and Spanish publishers.
Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia Database indexes over 25,000 records.
Gale Literary Databases Simultaneously serach Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism Select, and, Dictionary of Literary Biography
Handbook of Texas Online Detailed information on all aspects of Texas history, as well as biographical entries.
Health and Wellness Resource Center Information from trusted medical reference resources such as Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, Gale Encyclopedia of Childhood and Adolescence, and PDR Family Guide to Health and Nutrition. Key health web sites are also listed, as well as general interest health publications, and health and medical journals.
Health Reference Center Journal articles and pamphlets on health topics, some full text.
Health Source (Consumer Edition) This full text database covers topics such as AIDS, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, aging, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children's health, women's health, etc.
Health Source (Nursing/Academic Edition) This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals, including nearly 450 peer-reviewed journals focusing on many medical disciplines, along with indexing for nearly 850 journals.
Heritage Quest Online Provides access to a growing collection of research materials for tracing family history and American culture, including original page images for all documents. This resource includes data from the Genealogy & Local History database.
Information Science & Technology Abstracts Provides indexing and abstract coverage of topics including classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management, Internet search engines, printed and electronic information sources, the information industry, electronic publishing, and more.
InfoTrac Newspapers Full text access to: The Austin American-Statesman; The Christian Science Monitor; Dallas Morning News; Financial Times; The Houston Chronicle; Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Service; Los Angeles Times; The New York Times; Times (London); and The Washington Post
Internet & Personal Computing Abstracts Provides abstracts and indexing for literature related to personal computing products and developments in business, the Internet, the home, and all other applied areas.
Legal Collection This database is an authoritative source for information on current issues, studies, thoughts and trends of the legal world.
Literature Resource Center Provides in-depth information on the lives and writings of nearly 100,000 authors along with critical reaction to their works.
MAS Ultra - School Edition A general periodical database that covers general reference, business, consumer health, general health, general science and multi-cultural titles.
MasterFile Premier
Designed specifically for public libraries, this resource offers information on a broad variety of subjects, including general interest, multi-cultural, business, etc. It also includes the searchable full text for nearly 5,000 Magill's Book Reviews, nearly 1,400 journals with images, the Essential Documents in American History database, over 1.7 million company records from Dun & Bradstreet, and much more.
MedicLatina Provides access to full text for nearly 100 peer-reviewed medical journals in native Spanish.
Indexes the world's most extensive medical literature. Includes links to a small number of full text articles.
Middle Search Plus Provides and abstracts for magazines covering topics appropriate for middle and junior high school students.
Military and Government Collection Provides the full text from over 320 military and general interest publications
Natural & Alternative Treatments Contains detailed information on more than 180 different conditions and the conventional and natural treatments used to treat them, over 200 herbs and supplements, plus drug-herb and drug-supplement interactions for more than 75 drug categories.
netLibrary Provides access to over 50,000 newly published e-books that correspond to the print books from a variety of academic publishers, as well as access to over 2,000 classic works in the public domain.
Newspaper Source Provides cover-to-cover full text for 20 national (U.S.) & international newspapers, as well as selected full text for more than 230 regional (U.S.) newspapers.
Primary Search Contains full text for nearly 70 popular, elementary school magazines, 100 pamphlets, American Heritage Children's Dictionary,and an image collection of 188,323 photos, maps and flags.
Professional Development Collection Provides a highly specialized collection of full text journals, designed for professional educators.
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection Provides the full text of articles from 550 journals covering topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods.
Regional Business News
Provides comprehensive full text for 35 international newswires and 49 regional business publications and abstracts and indexing for 14 additional regional business publications.
Religion & Philosophy Collection Covers such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.
Science & Technology Collection Offers indexing and abstracts for more than 1,700 publications, as well as full text from 800 leading journals, covering relevant aspects of the scientific and technical community.
Scribner Writers Series Includes approximately 1,600 full-text articles on writers and literary genres drawn from 13 acclaimed Scribner print series.
Serials Directory Contains over 184,000 U.S. and international titles, including newspapers; historical data for an additional 20,000 titles; data from nearly 83,500 publishers worldwide, including e-mail and Internet addresses; and Library of Congress and Dewey Decimal Classifications for every entry.
Stat!Ref Provides access to medical information from more than 34 medical texts including Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment, the DSM-IV, Mosby's Drug Consult, and Griffith's 5 Minute Clinical Consult, and more.
Texas Reference Center Includes more than 80 full text journals and books about Texas history, ethnic & cultural diversity, gender studies, literature, public health, business as well as home & garden and sports & leisure.
TOPICsearch Allows researchers to explore social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms.
Twayne's Authors Series Compares 600 full-text titles fromthe Twayne Literary Masters series, 200 each from Twayne World, US, and English authors.
Vocational & Career Collection Provides full text coverage for nearly 350 trade and industry related periodicals. In addition to the full text, indexing and abstracts are provided for over 600 journals.
World History Collection Provides a global look at history with content from Africa, Asia, North and South America, Europe and the Middle East.