Huntington University is a Christian liberal arts college in Indiana

electronic resources

RichLyn Library subscribes to a number of internet services for the research needs of our patrons. Several of the resources are indexes to periodical articles but many also index newspapers, reports, pamphlets, books, and various other media. For an alphabetical list of databases click here. Databases by subject are included in RichLyn Library Research Guides. Campus guests should use the Campus Guest Access link to access those databases that require an HU login. The databases may also be accessed from the portal. 

Article Databases

America's Historical Newspapers

Huntington subscribes to a part of the set called Early American Newspapers, Series I, 1690-1786.
Series 1 offers more than 700 historical American newspapers from 23 states and the District of Columbia printed between 1690 and 1876. Focusing largely on the 18th century, Series 1 is based on Clarence S. Brigham's "History and Bibliography of American Newspapers, 1690-1820" and other authoritative bibliographies. HU login required.  


Formerly, Look Smart's Find Articles contains full text articles from thousands of resources. Articles date back to 1984. Articles are take from leading academic, industry and general interest publications.


Ebscohost is produced by Ebsco Information Services. The company provides a variety of services to libraries including Full-text and bibliographic databases. There are currently 28 different databases available as part of our Ebscohost package. These databases range from the general MasterFILE premier to the more specific Clinical Pharmacology. HU login required. 


Entrez is the integrated, text based search and retrieval system used at NCBI for the major databases, including PubMed, Nucleotide and Protein Sequences, Protein Structure, Complete Genomes, Taxonomy, and others. ... Use the Entrez Journals database to search for a journal and then link to records for that journal in the database: ...proper attribution...US National Library of Medicine (NLM).... 

The Free Library

Free full-text periodical and literature articles covering a multitude of disciplines.

Includes only citations to articles, no full text . 

HighBeam Library Research

[An] extensive archive of more than 35 million documents from over 3,000 sources -- a vast collection of articles from leading publications, updated daily and going back as far as 20 years. Save your searches, save articles and set up alerts to save time and increase your efficiency. Most entries are citations but there are a few free full text articles. 

High Wire Press

A very large periodical databases covering many subjects. It retrieves free, full-text, abstracted, and previewed articles.


IngentaConnect is a comprehensive collection of academic and professional publications. It indexes about 20 million articles, chapters, and reports from 29,500 publications with about 8,000 online entries. Most entries are citations but there are a few free full text articles.


NSPIRE is Indiana's Virtual Library on the Internet. INSPIRE is a collection of commercial databases and other information resources that can be accessed by Indiana residents using any computer equipped with an Indiana Internet connection and a Web browser such as Netscape or Internet Explorer.


The library subscribes to two JSTOR collections "Arts & Sciences II & V" and "Mathematics and Statistics." The collections provide access to approximately 270 journals in the disciplines of archaeology, economics, history, Asian studies, political science, literature, philosophy, classics, religion, art, sociology, mathematics, and statistics as well as in other key fields in the humanities and social sciences. HU login required.  


Newspaperindex is "the best online newspapers in all the country."

Northern Light Search

"provides [free] access to business and industry news from thousands of hand-selected business news sites, leading business publications, industry authority blogs, regional newspapers, and national news sources."

Open J-Gate

Open J-Gate is an electronic gateway to global journal literature in open access domain. ... Open J-Gate provides seamless access to millions of journal articles available online. Open J-Gate is also a database of journal literature, indexed from 3000+ open access journals, with links to full text at Publisher sites.

Westlaw Campus Research

Do you need full text information from a newspaper including the New York Times? Do you need legal news? Do you need company information? Welcome to one of the most comprehensive full-text, databases available, including over 300 newspapers, the Westlaw comprehensive collection of legal briefs, etc., and business news from Hoover's, legal due diligence reports, and SEC filings. HU login required. 

Book Databases

Digital Book Index

Digital Book Index provides links to more than 142,000 full-text digital books from more than 1800 commercial and non-commercial publishers, universities, and various private sites. More than 100,000 of these books, texts, and documents are available free, while many others are available at very modest cost.


A global database providing access to WorldCat and INCat. The WorldCat catalog provides access to books and other materials in libraries worldwide. INCat is a subset of WorldCat with just libraries in Indiana. Use FirstSearch if you are making an Interlibrary Loan request for a book or video. HU login required.  


The search engine includes excerpts and full-text digital books from Amazon, and several renowned research libraries from across the country. ...a good supplement to First Search/World Cat.


WorldCat.Org is a free online service that gives a unified library catalog from libraries throughout the world. It provides bibliographic and location information about books, monographs, pamphlets, journal titles, audiovisuals, etc. from public, school, special, and academic libraries throughout the world. It also provides MLA, APA, Chicago, Turabian, and Harvard citations for each of the items.

Reference Resources

Biography Resource Center

This database integrates award-winning biographies from respected Gale sources with related full-text articles from hundreds of magazines and newspapers, as well as tens of thousands of images and links to vetted websites. Search for people---both current and historic from all eras and fields of endeavor---based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender, as well as keyword and full text. Or, combine search criteria to create a highly-targeted custom search. HU login required.  

Contemporary Authors

Provides complete biographical and bibliographical information and references on more than 120,000 U.S. and international authors. HU login required. 

CQ Researcher

CQ Researcher is often the first source that librarians recommend when researchers are seeking original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues in the news. Founded in 1923 as Editorial Research Reports, CQ Researcher is noted for its in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Reports are published weekly in print and online 44 times a year by CQ Press, a division of Congressional Quarterly Inc.

Credo Reference

Credo Reference is an online reference service made up of full-text books from the world's best publishers. Whether you're working on a research paper, trying to win trivia or just curious, Credo Reference has something for you.  HU login required. 

Encyclopedia Britannica Online

Britannica Online is a one stop search service for several reference databases including encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesaurus and atlases. In addition to providing answers to a multitude of questions, Britannica Online also leads users to additional information about their topics through related articles, links to outside Web sites, and bibliographies. HU login required., the Internet's premiere free encyclopedia, provides users with more than 57,000 frequently updated articles from the Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. Each article is enhanced with links to newspaper and magazine articles as well as pictures and maps - all provided by HighBeam Research.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

For students and adults alike, the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia database indexes over 25,000 records, covering an array of topics. Full text for each record may be easily accessed by double clicking on the topic from the display. The database contains various images, offers brief biographies as well as information in a variety of subject areas. This database is updated annually.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

HU login required. Titles include:
* The Encyclopedia of leadership.
* Encyclopedia of education
* Ancient Europe, 8000 BC-1000 AD: An encyclopedia of the Barbarian world
* Encyclopedia of European social history
* Encyclopedia of modern Asia
* Encyclopedia of the modern Middle East and North Africa
* Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World
* Encyclopedia of religion
* New Catholic Encyclopedia
* Encyclopedia of bioethics

Global Road Warrior

The Global Road Warrior is the most comprehensive business travel, telecommunications and business culture reference available in the world. The Global Road Warrior covers 175 countries in three volumes of 3,840 full-sized pages. HU login required. 


IBISWorld reports contain trends, statistics and analysis on market size, market share of competitors and industry growth rates. This analysis is contained in the basic Huntington's basic subscription to US Industry Market Research. The database also contains performance analysis including emerging industry trends as well as recent production performance. Each report is updated between one and four times a year. Huntington's subscription also includes US Risk Reports which analyzes non-financial information, such as operational and structural hazards that need to be identified and quantified simultaneously to determine an industry's overall financial risk position within the next 12-18 months. IBISWorld can be used by business majors to evaluate over 700 US industries or as a career tool with resources that cover the industries where students may be seeking employment or internship opportunities.

Knovel Library

A full text science, technology, and engineering site: Aerospace & radar technology, biochemistry, biotechnology, biology, ceramics & ceramics engineering, chemistry & chemical engineering, environment & environmental engineering, food science, mechanics & mechanical engineering, pharmaceuticals/cosmetics & toiletries, safety/health & hygiene, etc.


LitFinder is international in scope, covers all time periods, and contains literature content, including more than 140,000 full-text poems, 840,000 poem citations and excerpts, 7,100 full-text short stories and novels, 3,800 full-text essays published in the 16th-20th centuries, 2,400 full-text speeches, and 1,250 full-text plays. LitFinder also includes biographies, work summaries, photographs, and a glossary. Within LitFinder's collection, patrons have access to works from over 80,000 authors from 660 nationalities.

Magill's Medical Guide

Magill's Medical Guide from Salem Press is the full-text online version of our print medical encyclopedia by the same name. HU login required. 


A classic reference work for more than sixty years, Masterplots analyzes the most important works in all genres—long fiction, short fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction—throughout history and around the world, helping to define and critique the literary canon.

MLA Directory of Periodicals

The MLA Directory of Periodicals contains all information available on the journals and series on the bibliography's Master List of Periodicals. This information has been gathered by the MLA staff with the cooperation of MLA bibliographers and the editors represented in these listings. Over 7,100 titles are included; of these, over 4,400 are currently indexed. The entries list editorial addresses, phone numbers, fax numbers, e-mail addresses, frequency of publication, descriptions of the periodicals' scopes, circulation figures, subscription prices and addresses, advertising information, and submission guidelines. The directory also provides statistics on how many articles and book reviews the periodicals publish each year, as well as how many are submitted. HU login required. 

Oxford Art Online 

 Grove Art Online includes the full text of the 34-volume print edition of The Dictionary of Art – PLUS specially-commissioned articles and updated bibliographies only available online. The Oxford Companion to Western Art, The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics and Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms are also included. Over 2,000 additional colour images from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Art Images for College Teaching, and 500 new images of modern and contemporary art, are embedded in the text of articles. HU login required. 

Oxford English Dictionary

The Oxford English Dictionary is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. It is a guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past. It traces the usage of words through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books. HU login required. 

Oxford Music Online 

Cross-search the full text (with updated content and bibliographies) of the 29-volume print edition of New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (2nd edition), the 4-volume New Grove Dictionary of Opera, and the 3-volume New Grove Dictionary of Jazz (2nd edition) plus specially-commissioned articles only available online. Over 50,000 articles chart the diverse history and culture of music and musicians from around the world, from pre-history to the present day. HU login required. 

Oxford Reference Premium Online 

Oxford Reference Online brings together language and subject reference works from one of the world's biggest and most trusted reference publishers into a single cross-searchable resource.
The Premium Collection offers a huge range of fully-indexed, extensively linked, up to date, and 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. HU login required. 

Questia's Free Encyclopedia 

Questia's FREE encyclopedia includes more than 52,000 articles from the Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. Each article is enhanced with links to Questia's premium reference library of more than 67,000 full-text books and 1,500,000 journal, magazine, and newspaper articles.

Reference USA Business Directory

ReferenceUSA provides quality information to help you: search for jobs, location and industry; find new business opportunities; research executives and companies worldwide; track down addresses and phone numbers; find news articles for research; locate out-of-town companies; profile a neighborhood, city or state. HU login required. 

Salem History 

Salem History provides electronic access to the following titles: Encyclopedia of American Immigration, Great Events from History: The Eighteenth Century, Great Lives from History: The Eighteenth Century, and Musicians and Composers of the Twentieth Century. HU login required.