Databases

Southeast's library subscribes to many online databases.  Explore the resources below to begin your research.  For at-home access to Gale, EBSCO, NewsBank, FirstSearch, ProQuest, KVL and the Oxford databases, please contact the library:

Gale includes:
 Academic OneFile- The premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources.
Testing & Education Reference Center - TERC is loaded with information on colleges, technical schools, practice entrance exams, and certification and professional license exams that show students what to expect and how to prepare for the next level. 
Opposing Viewpoints in Context – A comprehensive resource for information on today’s most important social issues. 
Health Reference Center-Academic – The premier academic source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. Articles and reference material on health, medicine and safety.
Health and Wellness Resource Center – Articles and reference material from the consumer’s health perspective.

EBSCO contains a wide variety of popular full-text and bibliographic databases, which include full-text plus abstracts and indexing for thousands of journals and periodicals. A wide range of subjects are covered including business, education, the social sciences and medicine. There are also 35 full-text national and international newspapers, and selective full-text of 375 regional U.S. newspapers. EBSCO also offers Searchasaurus, Kids Search and Student Research Center for younger scholars.

Find diverse global perspectives on topics related to controversial issues, the environment, health, education, science, business, economics, politics, criminal justice and more from a variety of current and retrospective news media including newspapers, newswires, broadcast transcripts, blogs, periodicals, videos and web-only content. Includes local newspapers such as the the Harlan Daily Enterrpise and the Middlesboro Daily News as well as regional titles such as the Lexington Herald-Leader and the Knoxville News-Sentinel.

FirstSearch offers seamless electronic access to almost a dozen databases containing articles, papers, proceedings, government publications and more. FirstSearch includes WorldCat, a database that allows you to search for books and other materials in libraries worldwide.

ProQuest includes:
Career and Technical Education -
Vocational and technical periodicals covering all aspects of the Vo/Tech curriculum
Alt-PressWatch - A full text database comprised of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the alternative
and independent press. 

eBooks from Ebsco contains electronic books on a wide variety of academic subjects.  Users can preview an e-book online, peruse a page, read each page in depth, jump to specific chapters or pages, or use links in the Table of Contents or Index to go directly to specific chapters of interest. Every word in every ebook is searchable.  eBooks can be viewed online and in many cases downloaded to computers or mobile devices. 

Kentucky Virtual Library contains links to book catalogs from almost 30 Kentucky libraries (academic, public, & corporate) and links to databases to find magazine articles. There is also access to the Kentuckiana Digital Library, which provides access to shared digital archive collections.

Oxford Reference Online brings together language and subject reference works from one of the world's biggest reference publishers into a single cross-searchable resource.
It offers over 175 fully-indexed, cross-searchable dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press, including detailed information across a broad subject range from titles in the world-renowned Oxford Companions Series.

The Oxford English Dictionary is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past.

Grolier Online provides access to the Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Knowledge, American Heritage Dictionaries, and a world atlas.

 

Ancestry & Ethnicity in America is a comparative guide to over 200 ethnic backgrounds across the US, including 106 ancestry groups, 25 groups by Hispanic origin, and 5 major race groups further divided by 82 subgroups by country, tribe, or Hispanic identification.  It offers expanded data from the 2010 US Census.

Only available on campus at this time. 

Salem Health provides access to Psychology and Mental Health which covers not only the history of the field and the core aspects of behaviorism, cognitive psychology, and psychoanalytic psychology but also diagnoses, disorders, treatments, tests, notable people, and issues, including many popular concepts.

Ask at the Circulation Desk for password to use Salem Health on and off-campus.

The Lab Training Library is a training resource that builds competency in clinical laboratory testing. Study and take exams on units such as urinalysis, phlebotomy, and microbiology.

New users will need to register with an email address and will need to get a new lab code from the Circulation Desk.