Subject Guides: First Year Seminars

Core Databases

Academic Search Premier
Full text access to scholarly and non-scholarly publications in a wide variety of disciplines and subject areas. information about this database

JSTOR
Full text of scholarly journals from most academic disciplines. Coverage is from the inception of the journal through three to five years ago. information about this database

Omnifile
A database with some full text articles covering various academic subjects including general sciences, humanities, social sciences, and business. information about this database

Scholarly Journal Articles

Project MUSE
A full-text database with journal articles in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. information about this database

Sage Journals Online
Full-text access to over 500 journals published by Sage, providing wide coverage of scholarly publications in all disciplines, but particularly the social sciences. information about this database

ScienceDirect College Edition Health and Life Sciences, Physical Sciences
A database of 1000+ full-text Elsevier journals in the areas of health, life, and physical sciences. information about this database

Popular Magazine and News Articles

LexisNexis Academic
Full text of thousands of newspapers, magazines, broadcast transcripts, business publications, legal materials, and more. information about this database

Science Daily
News articles, videos, and images in the subjects of health, math, and the sciences.

Search Central

Search Central
Search Central is a federated search engine for searching across Trexler Library's electronic resources from one simple interface. With a single search, you are combing through 75 databases, including the Trexler Library catalog, all at once. The results are presented in a consolidated list. Additional options allow you to list results by topic and show you which databases hold your search results. See the full list of databases being searched.

Library Catalogs

Trexler Library Catalog
To search for items held at Trexler Library, use the Trexler Library Catalog. Items listed in the catalog include books, journals, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, audiobooks, government documents, and more.

WorldCat
Search catalogs from libraries across the country and around the globe.  Items owned by Trexler Library show a Muhlenberg College Library icon.  Request items not owned by Trexler Library directly through WorldCat using the ILL (Interlibrary Loan) button. Items generally take 2-10 days to arrive.

Online Reference Sources

Credo Reference Online
Provides access to a collection of aggregated and integrated reference books from high-quality publishers.

Statistical Sources

Finding Statistics and Data library portal
Link to the Finding Statistics and Data page on the Trexler Library web site containing links to statistical databases and websites.

Statistical Abstract of the United States
The Statistical Abstract of the United States, published since 1878, is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.  Archived editions (1995- ) are available online, as well.   Old print editions (1886- ) are in the Trexler Library Government Documents section starting at C 3.134:886.  The most current print edition is in the Trexler Library Statistics Reference section at 317.3 U58s.

Websites

CIA World Factbook
A standard source for current data on countries of the world.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
Information of various jobs including: training needed, earnings, and working conditions.

Other Items of Interest

Interlibrary Loan
The Interlibrary Loan Office service provides access to materials not owned by Muhlenberg College. Interlibrary loan service supports the study and research needs of Muhlenberg College students, faculty, staff, alumni/ae, and some affiliates.