Busse Library provides access to the following databases from Ebsco: Academic Search Complete, Business Source Complete, CINAHL, Communication and Mass Media Complete, Education Research Complete, ERIC, Health Source: Consumer Edition, Health Source; Nursing/Academic Edition, MasterFILE Premier, Medline Full-Text, Middle Search Plus, MLA, Newspaper Source, Primary Search, Professional Development Collection, PsychArticles, PsychInfo, SocIndex, and several others. You will find them linked in the various subsections of the databases directory. Your may access them from off campus using passwords in your Brightspace account; select the "Library" tab to gain access and view passwords.

The first index to use for most assignments and subjects is the Academic Search Complete. It indexes a broad selection of scholarly and general interest publications chosen especially for college students.

You may limit your search in several ways.

Limiting lets you impose specific controls on the search result to produce a smaller result set that is more precisely focused on what you want. The following are ways you can limit your search:

  • To articles with full text
  • To articles from refereed (peer-reviewed) publications
  • To articles published within a date range
  • By adding one or more words


Visit the databases directory for more information about individual databases and for online tutorials. You can also see the Reference Librarians with your questions.