Research Databases

Find the best library databases for your research.


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Open Access
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Not fully text searchable (index, citations, abstracts, may contain some full text)
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Audio content
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Video content
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Use is restricted to current Texas State University students, faculty, and staff, due to licensing.

New / Trial Databases

The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.

Full page and article images with searchable full text of the longest running black-owned historical newspaper. 1893-2010

Screenplays in industry-standard studio format, critical and contextual books on cinema, and techniques for filmmaking and screenwriting.  Not all titles are avaialble or use on this site.  Please check the catalog for other access options or request via InterLibrary Loan

Exclusive indie films and shorts, avant-garde performances, and documentaries. International in scope. 1905-2021.

Primary resources about displaced individuals across Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Europe, and the environmental, financial, political, and cultural impacts. 19th to 21st centuries.

Primary resources about humanitarian and environmental issues including child trafficking, LGBTQ+ rights, plastic pollution, the disappearance of bees, and indigenous people's movements. 19th to 21st centuries.
Primary and secondary resources on the impact of the disability community in education, accessibility, human rights, law, media, sports, war, industry and technology. International in scope. 19th to 21st centuries.

If you can't draw it, you don't know it.  Ditki (Draw It To Know It) is an interactive approach to learning anatomy.  You must register and verify an account using a email address before use.  Click on the brain after login to begin. 

Essays on all aspects of the interrelationship of organisms and their environments.
Essays on all aspects of electronic materials and devices.
A comprehensive reference work on the creation, characterization, property and processing of nanomaterials.
Essays about materials that have one or more property that can be significantly changed by external stimuli, such as stress, temperature, moisture or pH.

Designed for high school and undergraduate students, this resource provides context on topics related to race, ethnicity, diversity and inclusiveness in the United States.

Exclusive collection of Oscar nominated documentaries and film festival winners from around the world.
Cookbooks, advertisements and illustrations about the evolution of food and drink within everyday life. International in scope. 16th to early 21st centuries.

Authoritative information about physical activity, fitness, exercise, coaching, and sport. Includes the Library Core Collection and the Physical and Health Education collection. 

Materials science data on crystallography, structure and morphology of organics and inorganics, phase and surface data, electronic, magnetic, optical & electrical properties, atomic defects, and spectroscopic methods. 1961-2018

Indexes information such as titles, author names, and abstracts from various preprint servers.

Question banks for PN, RN, Midwife, and Critical Care Nursing.  You must register for an account using email address before use. 

Document projects and document archives that present and interpret primary source documents which focus on the lives of women in the U.S.

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