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Academic OneFile
General/Multidisciplinary Article Database
Provides millions of articles from over 17,000 scholarly journals and other authoritative sources.Academic Search Premier
General/Multidisciplinary Article Database
Full text for more than 3,200 journals and magazines, including newspapers, magazines and scholarly/peer-reviewed journals, covering many disciplines.ALCS Humanities E-Book Collection
An online, fully searchable collection of 5,409 scholarly e-books from the humanities and related social sciences.

Agriculture Collection
Spans the agriculture industry, from practical aspects of farming to scientific research in horticulture.

Gold Star icon Allied Health Search (EBSCOhost)
Allied Health
Simultaneously search CINAHL Plus with Full Text, MEDLINE, Consumer Health Complete, Dentistry & Oral Sciences Source, eBook Clinical Collection, OVID journals, and more with this health science multi-database EBSCO search.

America: History & Life
Definitive index of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present.

Digital library of approximately 700,000 images in art, architecture, the humanities and social sciences.


Biography in Context
History/General Reference
Over 650,000 biographical entries cover a range of historically significant figures and present-day newsmakers.

Book Collection Nonfiction: Elementary School Edition
General Reference
This is a rich research database for school and public libraries. It contains informative abstracts and searchable full text for more than 1,290 popular nonfiction books. The database includes high interest titles on animals, weather, holidays, Native Americans, United States, Canada, biographies, civics and more.

Book Collection Nonfiction: High School Edition
General Reference
This is a rich research database for school and public libraries. It contains informative abstracts and searchable full text for more than 2,440 popular nonfiction books. The database includes high interest titles on careers, health, ethnicity, disabilities, technology, biographies, music, science, history, civics and more.

Book Collection Nonfiction: Middle School Edition
General Reference
This is a rich research database for school and public libraries. It contains informative abstracts and searchable full text for more than 3,100 popular nonfiction books. The database includes high interest titles on careers, health, ethnicity, disabilities, technology, biographies, history, science, women, civics and more.

Business Collection
Provides full text of leading business and trade publications across the disciplines of accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and strategy.

Business Insights: Global
Company profiles, financials and investment reports; industry research and market share reports; country profiles; case studies; articles from the business press, and more.

Business Source Premier
Provides access to the scholarly, trade, and mainstream business press. Also includes some industry reports and SWOT analyses.


Step-by-step automotive service and repair procedures for most years, makes, and models. Also includes ASE test prep materials.

Chronicle of Higher Education
News, essays, and editorials on the world of higher education. CHE also includes job listings and advice.

CINAHL Plus with Full Text
Health Sciences
Isthe world’s most comprehensive source of full text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 770 journals indexed in CINAHL. This authoritative file contains full text for many of the most used journals in the CINAHL index with no embargo. CINAHL Plus with Full Text is the definitive research tool for all areas of nursing and allied health literature.

Communications and Mass Media Collection
Includes 400 journals covering advertising, public relations, and media communications.

Computer Database
Computer Science
Gale’s Computer Database includes more than 600 journals and periodicals, providing information on computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications, and the application of technology.

Consumer Health Complete
Health Sciences
This is a comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support patients’ information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. 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. In addition, Consumer Health Complete includes the Clinical Reference System and the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which provides access to up-to-date, concise and clinically relevant drug monographs. The database is updated on a weekly basis.

Contemporary Women’s Issues
Social Sciences
This multidisciplinary, full-text database brings together relevant content from mainstream periodicals, “gray” literature, and the alternative press, with a focus on the critical issues and events that influence women’s lives in more than 190 countries.

Cornell Hospitality Quarterly
Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management
A peer-reviewed, scholarly journal focusing on research relevant to the management of all aspects of the hospitality industry.

Credo Reference
Background Information/General Reference
A digital library of electronic reference books that allows researchers to find information from authoritative reference resources. Mainly encylopedias and dictionaries (both general and specialized), with a substantial amount of images of art and maps. Titles can be individually browsed or searched simultaneously.

Criminal Justice Collection
Criminal Justice
Covers law, law enforcement, terrorism, homeland security, forensic science, and more.

Culinary Arts Collection
Culinary Arts
Offers more than five million articles from more than 250 major cooking and nutrition magazines.


Daedalus: Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
English & Theater
This peer-reviewed journal for the American Academy of Arts & Sciences includes essays on interdisciplinary topics from the sciences, arts, and humanities, as well as culture and social issues. It also includes some poetry and fiction.

Dentistry & Oral Sciences Source
Health Sciences
Dentistry & Oral Science Source covers all facets relating to the areas of dentistry including dental public health, endodontics, facial pain & surgery, odontology, oral & maxillofacial pathology/surgery/radiology, orthodontology, pediatric dentistry, periodontology, and prosthodontics. The database is updated weekly on EBSCOhost.

Digital Theatre Plus
Streaming video of theatrical productions and interviews with practitioners. Also includes study guides for various theatrical works and roles.

Diversity Studies Collection
Social Sciences
Collection of journals that explore cultural differences, contributions and influences in the global community.


eBook Collection
Over 138,000 fiction and non-fiction titles in all subjects and genres.

General Article Database
The gateway to the database platform used to access and search 21 indexes and databases from EBSCO.

Education Source
The largest and most complete collection of full-text education journals provides scholarly research and information to meet the needs of education students, professionals, and policy makers. Covering all levels of education, from early childhood to higher education.

Educator’s Reference Complete
Covers education from preschool to college, and every educational specialty, including technology, bilingual education, administration and more.

eHRAF Archaeology
A cross-cultural database containing information on the world’s prehistory and designed to facilitate comparative archaeological studies.

eHRAF World Cultures
A cross-cultural database containing information on all aspects of cultural and social life. This annually-growing Yale database is unique in that the information is organized into cultures and ethnic groups and the full-text sources are subject-indexed as the paragraph level.

EBSCOhost E-Journals
Provides article-level access for thousands of e-journals available through EBSCO Subscription Services. For users with a valid subscription, EBSCO’s SmartLinks technology provides direct links to publishers’ content.

ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, contains more than 1.3 million records and links to more than 323,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966.


Feature Films for Education
Streaming Videos
This collection focuses on both current and hard-to-find titles, including dramas, literary adaptations, blockbusters, classics, science fiction, environmental titles, foreign films, social issues, animation studies, Academy Award® winners, and more.

Fine Arts & Music Collection
Art, Music
For students of drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.

Streaming Videos
The leading source of high-quality video and multimedia for academic, vocational and life-skills content. Films Media Group serves the education community through its four brands: Films for the Humanities and Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
General Reference
This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.


Gale Databases
This gateway provides access to more than 50 general and subject-specific databases from Gale/Infobase.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Background Information/General Reference
Nearly fifty reference titles (over 240 volumes) covering all subjects and including graphs, charts, illustrations and maps.

Gardening, Landscaping, and Horticulture Collection
More than 100 publications addressing indoor and outdoor gardening, landscape design, and more.

Gender Studies Collection
Social Sciences
Access to scholarly journals and magazines covering topics including gender studies; family and marital issues; LGBTQ community issues, and more.

Global Issues In Context
Social Sciences
Global perspectives and analysis on issues of international importance, as well as current world events related to these topics.

Global Road Warrior
Detailed country reports including cultural, demographic, geographic, political and travel information. Each nation includes detailed maps.

Well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact on the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling and more. Indexing and abstracting for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for for more than 4,700 records.

GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy & Natural Resources)
Focuses on the study of sustainability and the environment, including economic aspects.

Gun Regulation and Legislation in America (HeinOnline)
Social Science/Legal
Includes Congressional reports and hearings, United States Supreme Court briefs, historical documents, and law enforcement materials on the topic of regulating firearms in the United States.


Historical resources include U.S. federal census records (1790-1940), local and family history records, and other specialized records.

Historical Abstracts
Provides indexing of more than 1,700 academic historic journals that cover the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present.

Hospitality & Tourism Complete
Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management
Covers scholarly research and industry news relating to all areas of hospitality and tourism. This collection contains more than 828,000 records, with coverage dating as far back as 1965. There is full text for more than 490 publications, including periodicals, company & country reports, and books.


General Article Database
Full text, complete journal collection with titles on a multitude of subjects, including history, economics, archaeology, classics, language, music, art, sociology, multicultural studies, political science, mathematics, conservation, plant science, cell biology and zoology.

Journal of Chemical Education
Engineering, Physical Science & Math
The official journal of the American Chemical Society’s education division, with articles and activities for teaching and learning chemistry at all levels.


Provides access to major law reviews, Bar Association journals, and coverage of federal and state cases, laws and regulations, legal practice and taxation.

Literature Resource Center
Full text journal articles, literary criticism, reviews, biographical information and overviews on over 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.


MAS Ultra – School Edition
General Reference
Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for nearly 500 popular, high school magazines. MAS Ultra School Edition also provides more than 360 full text reference books, 85,670 biographies, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and expanded full text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.

MasterFILE Premier
General Article
Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with full-text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.

Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
These data sheets identify the chemical, any hazards related to the chemical, the composition of the chemical, first aid measures for exposure and safe handling and storage the of the chemical, and more.

Health Sciences
MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals.

Middle English Compendium
Access to and interconnectivity between three major Middle English electronic resources: an electronic version of the Middle English Dictionary; a hyper-bibliography of Middle English prose and verse, based on the MED bibliographies; a Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse; and links to an associated network of electronic resources.

Middle Search Plus
General File
Provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Middle Search Plus also contains 84,774 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and a School Image Collection of photos, maps and flags.


Newspaper Source Plus
Provides full text for more than 860 U.S. & international newspapers, and more than 35 million full text news articles. In addition, more than 850,000 full text television & radio news transcripts are provided.

Provides access to more than 2,300 major US national, regional and local newspapers, as well as leading titles from around the world.

New York Times
Get complete NYT access on your computer or mobile device! Register using your email address.

Nursing and Allied Health Collection
Health Sciences
Topics include specialized care, treatment, and patient management.

Nursing Reference Center
Health Sciences
The most recent clinical evidence and reference information on diseases and conditions, skills and procedures, drugs, patient education (sheets are available in multiple languages) and book resources.


Opposing Viewpoints
Social Sciences
Information on today’s hottest social issues, featuring viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full text magazine, academic journal and newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, images & podcasts and links to websites.

eBooks and Audiobooks
Use the Overdrive app on a mobile device or access in a web browser. Sign in by choosing Ozarks Technical Community College from the list of libraries, then logging in with your OTC credentials. Check out up to 10 items at a time!

Ovid Allied Health
Health Sciences eJournals
Access full text Allied Health and Nursing journals.

Ovid Journal Citations Search
Health & Science eJournals
Citations with abstracts to over 2.300 journals in clinical medicine, nursing, behavioral & social sciences, life sciences, physical sciences and engineering, and PsychARTICLES.


Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Collection
Health Sciences
Academic journals and magazines covering the fields of fitness and sports provide information on proven treatment techniques, injury prevention, experimental research and more.

Pop Culture Collection
Social Sciences
Journals and magazines that both analyze and contribute to popular culture.

Professional Development Collection
Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports. Professional Development Collection is the most comprehensive collection of full text education journals in the world.

Psychology Collection
Covers all fields of psychology, including abnormal, biological, cognitive, comparative, developmental, quantitative and all areas of applied psychology.


Rehabilitation Reference Center
Health Sciences
A comprehensive collection of evidence-based information including diseases and conditions, drugs, patient education, exercise images and book resources.

Religion and Philosophy Collection
Covers topics across a wide range of philosophies and world religions.


Science is a leading journal for scientific news, commentary, and cutting-edge research. Covering all fields of science, its articles consistently rank among the world’s most cited research.

Health Sciences & Science
Full text access to health and life sciences journals and reference works published by Elsevier Science. Covers 1999 to present.

Science in Context
Millions of articles from newspapers, magazines and scientific journals. Also includes easy-to-understand background information on many key scientific topics.

Science Reference Center
This is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content. This database contains full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.

Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law (HeinOnline)
History/Social Science
Focuses on legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world. This includes every statute passed by every colony and state on slavery, every federal statute dealing with slavery, and all reported state and federal cases on slavery

Small Business Collection
Articles in this collection focus on issues relevant to small business and entrepreneurship.

Gold Star icon SocINDEX with Full Text
Social Sciences
Search scholarly peer-reviewed and professional publications on topics including criminal justice, social psychology, religion, racial studies and social work.


US History in Context
Provides an overview of our nation’s past, covering the most-studied events, conflicts, political and cultural movements, and people. Includes primary sources such as slave narratives and presidential papers.


Vocational Studies Premier
Search hundreds of full-text journals and books, covering accounting, biotechnology, graphic arts & advertising, construction, counseling, criminal justice, electrical engineering, fire science, media production, veterinary assisting, welding, and more.

VisibleBody Anatomical Atlas
Allied Health/BCS
Mobile app (download here) is recommended; problems frequently reported with desktop version. Comprehensive anatomical atlas includes structures from all body systems: nervous, skeletal, circulatory, muscular, digestive, urinary, lymphatic, endocrine, and reproductive. Does not work well in Internet Explorer.


World History in Context
From the ancient world to today’s headlines, this collection provides a chronicle of the great cultures and societies that have shaped history. Includes primary sources.

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