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Academic Search Premier Multidisciplinary

Full-text for more than 4,000 scholarly publications, including full-text for more than 3,100 peer-reviewed journals.


AccessMedicine MSPA

Medical textbooks, multimedia library, differential diagnosis tool, clinical practice guidelines, self-assessment tool, case files, patient education, images and more.
Access limited to 25 simultaneous users.

American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals American Studies, History

NEW Resource
Full-text for more than 6,500 historical periodical titles, dating 1693-1877.

American Chemical Society Chemistry

Indexed and full-text articles from several key journals published by the American Chemical Society.

American History American Studies, History, Political Science

Primary sources for more than 500 years of American history, including landmark laws, Cold War documents, and political party platforms.

AtoZ: The World Multidisciplinary

Culture/society, education, music, religion, and more for every country in the world.

Biological Science Database Biology, Environmental Science

Nearly 400 titles, with more than 325 available in full-text.
Biology-related topics, such as Botany, Environmental Studies, Medicine, and Microbiology.

Biomedical Reference Collection Athletic Training, Biology, Chemistry

Full-text and indexed biomedical research journals, including medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and clinical sciences.

BioOne Biology, Environmental Science

Full-text journals covering the biological, ecological, and environmental disciplines.

Bloom’s Literature Creative Writing, English, Theatre

Scholarly literary criticism, reference essays, 400 full-length videos of plays and film,  900 full-text classics, and writing about literature guides.
More than 2600 full-text poems, discussion questions, and focus on Shakespeare.

Business Premium Collection (includes ABI Inform and Hoover’s) Accounting, Business, Economics

ABI Inform Complete and Hoover's Company Profiles are now included in Business Premium Collection.
Please refer directly to Business Premium Collection in the future for ABI and Hoover's related research.

Full-text journals, dissertations, and working papers.
Insight and analysis about companies, industries, and people, including public and private company profiles.
Key business and economics periodicals, such as The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, and more.
International coverage of companies and business trends.

Business Source Complete Accounting, Business, Economics

More than 1500 titles and full-text for nearly 960 business periodicals, including marketing, management, accounting, banking, finance, and more.


Catalog of US Government Publications Political Science

The Monthly Catalog of US Government Publications.

Chemical and Engineering News Chemistry

Chemical and Engineering News, a weekly chemical news journal.

CHOICE Reviews Online Multidisciplinary

Reviews of academic books, electronic media, and Internet resources of interest to those in higher education.

Chronicle of Higher Education Education

Full-text of the Chronicle of Higher Education, including archives back to 1998.

Chronicle of Philanthropy Education, Leadership

Full-text of the Chronicle of Philanthropy, including archives back to 1997.

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers History

Historic newspapers from 1860 to 1922 sponsored by the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

CIAO, Columbia International Affairs Online International Relations, Political Science

Full-text working papers, policy briefs, interviews, journal articles, and eBooks about international relations.

Cochrane Library Exercise Science, MSAT, MSPA

Full-text systematic reviews, controlled trials, and more evidence-based healthcare and athletic training resources

Contemporary Authors English, Rhetoric

Biographic information for more than 120,000 modern authors.
Author updates, awards, and bibliographies.

Corporate ResourceNet Accounting, Business, Economics

Full-text articles from nearly 1,200 quality business magazines and journals.

Credo Reference Multidisciplinary

Online reference books, including dictionaries and encyclopedias.
Titles include general encyclopedia works as well as fine arts, foreign languages, humanities, social sciences and science.

Directory of Open Access Journals Athletic Training, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Information Systems, Physics

Scientific and scholarly, open access journals.

Ebook Central Multidisciplinary

eBooks spanning ALL academic subject areas.
eBooks from nearly 200 University Press publishers.

Elsevier ScienceDirect Business, Economics, Mathematics, Psychology, Public Relations, Sociology

Peer-reviewed, academic articles in the fields of social and behavioural sciences, including business/management, economics, psychology, and social sciences.

Encyclopedia Britannica Multidisciplinary

Complete text of Encyclopedia Britannica's Academic Edition.

ERIC (EBSCO) Education

Citation and abstract information for more than 750 educational journals and related documents.


Films on Demand Multidisciplinary

Find streaming video, including documentaries, with curriculum-focused content in many subject areas.

Franklin Archive, The History, Multidisciplinary, Multimedia Journalism

Digitized copies of the Franklin College newspaper, The Franklin.
Coverage ranges from October 1908 to March 2015.

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Gale Biography in Context Multidisciplinary

General biographies and full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals.
Biographies by occupation.

Gale Business: Entrepreneurship Accounting, Business, Economics

Resources about the aspects of starting and operating a business, including accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, tax, and more.

Gale Cengage Health and Wellness Resource Center Exercise Science, Fitness

Medical and consumer health information, such as diseases & conditions, alternative medicine, and drugs & herbs.

Gale Cengage Military and Intelligence Database History, Political Science

Military and government periodicals and scholarly journals.

Gale Cengage Nursing and Allied Health Collection Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Fitness, Physical Education

Full-text coverage of many of the titles cited in CINAHL and The Journal of Athletic Training.
Topics such as health care reform, nursing practices, and patient care information.

Gale Cengage Virtual Reference Library Multidisciplinary

Encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other reference materials for several subjects.

Gale Literature Criticism Online English, French, Spanish

Literary criticism and a range of modern and historical views on authors and their works across regions, eras, and genres.
380 volumes of Contemporary Literary Criticism (1973-2015).
163 volumes of Shakespearean Criticism (1984-2015).

Gale Science in Context Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Physics

Articles, statistics, and charts of popular subjects, from earth science and life science, to space, technology, mathematics and science history, and biography.

Hamilton Library Digital Collections Multidisciplinary

Campus scholarship and unique archival materials.

HathiTrust Digital Library Multidisciplinary

Books and journal content, copyright and public domain materials, digitized by Google, the Internet Archive, Microsoft, and others.

Health Source: Nursing and Academic Edition Athletic Training, Biology, Exercise Science, Fitness, Physical Education

Index of nearly 500 health periodicals, with full-text for more than 200 titles.

HeinOnline American Studies, International Relations, Political Science

Case law, statutes, journal articles, presidential libraries, treaties, state/federal codes, and more.

Hoonuit Computer Science

Training and software tutorials.
Topics include instructional strategies, online teaching/blended learning, professional responsibilities/communication, and software and technology.

Use your Franklin College username and password to log in.

Hoosier State Chronicles History, Multidisciplinary, Multimedia Journalism

Archived Indiana newspapers dating from 1816 to 1974.

Hoover’s Company Profiles (Business Premium Collection) Business

Hoover's has been renamed Business Premium Collection.
Please refer directly to Business Premium Collection in the future.
Insight and analysis about companies, industries, and people, including public and private company profiles.

Indiana Memory History

Indiana's digital library, a collaboration of Indiana libraries, museums, archives, and related cultural organizations.

Indianapolis Business Journal Business

Full-text coverage of local business and economics news.

Indianapolis Star Multidisciplinary

The Indianapolis Star, dating May 1991 – present.

Informe Academico Spanish

Collection of Spanish-language, full-text journals.

International Bibliography of Theatre and Dance w/Full Text Theatre

Journal articles, books, book chapters and dissertation abstracts on all aspects of theatre and performance.

Issues and Controversies History, International Relations, Multidisciplinary, Political Science

In-depth analysis of today's hot topics.

JSTOR Multidisciplinary, Sociology, Theatre

Full-text articles of scholarly journals from the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.
Back issues through 2014.

JURN Art History, Biology, Business, English, Environmental Science, Theatre

Academic articles, chapters, and theses in the arts, humanities, business, law, nature, science, and medical dicsiplines.

Library of Congress American Studies, Art History, History, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies

Primary sources such as pictures, sheet music, legislation, sound recordings and more.

Literary Reference Center Plus English

Literary journals and magazines focusing on plays/drama, poetry, religious literature and children's literature.

LitFinder English, French, Spanish

Full-text poems, short stories, essays, speeches, and plays from several time periods, countries and genres.
Biographies, work summaries, and photographs included for some.

MasterFILE Premier Multidisciplinary

Roughly 3100 journals and popular magazines.

McClatchy-Tribune Collection Multidisciplinary

90-day archive of approximately 290 newspapers from McClatchy-Tribune Information Services.

Medline w/Full Text Biology, Exercise Science, MSAT, MSPA

Approximately 1400 journals containing clinical trials, randomized controlled trials, and evidence-based reviews.

MLA International Bibliography English, French, Spanish

Articles and books from more than 4,000 international journals in the areas of literature, language, linguistics, and folklore.

New York Times, Historical History, Multimedia Journalism

Full-text, articles from the New York Times, ranging from 1851-2014.

Newspaper Source Plus Multidisciplinary

Full-text for nearly 30 national (U.S.) and international newspapers, including television & radio news transcripts and selected full-text for more than 200 regional (U.S.) newspapers.

Newspapers.com @Indiana State Library History, Multidisciplinary, Multimedia Journalism

Archived Indiana newspapers dating from 1860 to 1964 with a special focus on Johnson County. Includes the Franklin Evening Star, 1912-1963.




Nexis Uni Business, Economics, History, Multimedia Journalism, Political Science

Full-text articles from more than 15,000 news, business, and legal sources, US and international.
Legal cases, including US Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790.
Company information, including history, competitors, financials, and industry.

Ovid Exercise Science, MSAT

Five evidence-based journals:  American Journal of Sports Medicine, Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, and Strength and Conditioning Journal.
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Oxford Art Online Art History, Art Studio

Oxford's art reference titles, such as Grove Art Online, Oxford Companion to Western Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art.

Begin searching immediately or create an account to organize your research.

Oxford English Dictionary English, Multidisciplinary, Rhetoric

The most complete etymological English dictionary.

Oxford Music Online Music

Oxford music reference titles, such as the Oxford Dictionary of Music, Grove Music Online, and Oxford Companion to Music.
Begin searching immediately or create an account to organize your research.

Oxford Reference Online Multidisciplinary

Background information on many, diverse topics.
Dictionary, language reference, and subject reference also included.

Oxford Scholarship Online Multidisciplinary

More than 12,000 eBooks in 20 subject areas, covering the humanities, social sciences, sciences, medicine, and law.
Off-campus access:  Enter franklincollege as both the username and password to begin.

Points of View Reference Center Multidisciplinary

Current topics for papers, projects, and speeches.
Related topic information, such as newspapers, magazines, and academic journals.

Project Muse English, Multidisciplinary

More than 150 full-text academic journal titles covering the fields of literature and criticism, history, visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics, and many others.

PsycArticles Psychology

Full-text, peer-reviewed, scholarly and scientific articles in psychology.

PsycINFO 1887-present Psychology

Current and historical research, including empirical studies, in psychology and related disciplines.
Search for empirical studies.
Automatically links to any full-text articles that are available in the PsycArticles database.


PubChem Central Chemistry

Full-text archive of journal literature in the biomedical and life sciences.

PubMed Biology, Exercise Science, MSAT, MSPA

Indexes of about 3,000 clinical and research medical journals dating as far back as 1966.
Link to full-text articles in PubMed Central.

PubMed Central Biology, Exercise Science, MSAT, MSPA

Full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journals from the National Library of Medicine.

Regional Business News Business, Political Science

Regional U.S. business publications (including titles from Crain Communications) covering business, politics, and economics.

Rehabilitation Reference Center Exercise Science, MSAT

Evidence-based rehabilitation information, including clinical reviews, patient education materials, and exercise images.

Roger D. Branigin Archives History

An indexed collection of the papers of Indiana's 42nd Governor.

Rosetta Stone (Level 1) French, Spanish

Language learning for approximately 30 languages.
Access available to Indiana IP addresses only.

SAVI Economics, Sociology

Statistics about the social, economic, and physical conditions of central Indiana.
Data about Indiana's nonprofit and community organizations.

SocINDEX with Full Text Sociology

Full-text for nearly 350 sociology journals dating back to 1895.


SPORTDiscus with full text Coaching, Exercise Science, Fitness, MSAT, Physical Education

More than 230 full-text titles in sports & sports medicine journals.


Statista Mathematics, Multidisciplinary, Quantitative Methods, Sociology

Statistics on over 80,000 topics, 3,000 market studies, and 1,000 industry reports.

Statistical Abstracts, Earlier Editions Economics, Political Science

Comprehensive summaries of statistics through 2012 on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States from the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and many other Federal agencies and private organizations.

Testing and Education Reference Center Biology, Education

Online practices tests for the GRE, MCAT, GMAT, PRAXIS and more.
Track course progress and save test results.
Access available to Indiana IP addresses only.

TOPICsearch Multidisciplinary

Full-text current events articles from diverse sources on social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics.

Undergraduate Research Collection

Campus scholarship, specifically senior seminar papers, dating back to May 2015.


Access evidence-based clinical decision support resources, such as topic reviews, Lexicomp drug database, and a drug interaction tool.

US Department of Labor–Bureau of Labor Statistics Accounting, Business, Economics, Sociology

Data about consumer wages & spending, employment & unemployment, and business industries provided by the US Department of Labor.

US Newsstream Multidisciplinary, Multimedia Journalism

Over 250 US titles.  Archives go back to 1980.
Regional titles include the Indianapolis Star, Courier-Journal (Louisville), Detroit Free Press, and the Tennessean.
National titles include The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, and Chicago Tribune.

Wall Street Journal Accounting, Business, Economics, Sociology

Full-text of the Wall Street Journal, including business and economics articles from 1982 to present.

World News Digest Multidisciplinary, Multimedia Journalism

World news coverage from 1940 through today, including context and perspective.

WorldCat Multidisciplinary

More than 50 million items including books, videos, periodicals, maps, and more available through libraries worldwide.

Writer’s Reference Center English

Tools for researching and writing effectively.