Databases by Subject

Computer Science Research Guide

Computer Science

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AccessScience Access to authoritative articles in all major areas of science and technology from Encyclopedia of Science and Technology. Yes No more information
Lynda provides a vast online library of training and instructional videos covering the latest software, creative, and business skills. It's free for all Drake students, faculty and staff. Note: when logging in to for the first time, you must create a user profile and set up your user name and password. No No more information
Springer eBook, 2010-2017 Collections A collection of electronic books in a variety of subjects. Users have the option to order a personal print copy of ebooks owned by Drake (2010-2017 collection) for $24.99 (regardless of the actual book price). These "MyCopy" books are soft-cover b/w print copies that are mailed to the user’s address. Yes No more information
Statista Online statistics portal providing access to data from market and opinion research institutions, as well as from business organizations and government institutions. Includes many easily-cited authoritative infographics. No No more information
Statistical Datasets
(Data Planet)
Statistical Datasets is a web-based research tool that provides fast and easy access to data from licensed and public domain datasets within a single interface. Yes No more information
Web of Science Web of Science, a database that provides quick and powerful access to the world's leading citation databases and sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities research content. (Includes: Biosis Citation Index, Currents Contents Connect, Data Citation Index, Derwent Innovations Index, MEDLINE, SciELO Citation Index, Zoological Record, and the Web of Science Core Collection: Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Book Citation Index, Conference Proceedings Citation Index, Current Chemical Reactions, Index Chemicus, Science Citation Index Expanded, and Social Sciences Citation Index.) Partial No more information

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Academic Search Premier
Scholarly, multidisciplinary full-text database, with more than 6,000 full-text periodicals, including more than 2,800 peer-reviewed journals. Partial No more information
Academic Video Online
(Alexander Street Press)
A single cross-searchable repository of Alexander Street Press online video titles currently available to Drake users. This includes American History in Video and World History in Video Yes No more information
American Doctoral Dissertations, 1933-1955
Searchable, open access database of dissertations from 1933-1955. Partial No more information
American History in Video
(Alexander Street Press)
Historical coverage from the early history of Native Americans to the 1988 Vicennes Affair in the Persian Gulf. Biographical coverage ranges from eighteenth century to modern day figures. Yes No more information
Artemis Primary Sources
Combines Gale primary source databases into one searchable environment. No No more information
Index of articles from the contents pages of journals in business, science, humanities, social sciences, medicine, technology and popular culture. Partial No more information
Book Citation Index
(Web of Science )
Allows cited reference searching of over 30,000 editorially selected books published since 2005 in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. (Part of the Web of Science Core Collection) No No more information
Britannica Online Fully searchable version of this authoritative, general encyclopedia. It also includes the Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Britannica Book of the Year. Yes No more information
Business Source Premier
Business Source Premier includes full-text coverage of nearly 1,900 business and trade journals. Partial No more information
Cabell's Directories of Publishing Opportunities Directories of publishing opportunities by journal title, including submission process, type of review, acceptance rates, and more. Now includes both a blacklist of predatory journals and a whitelist of journals geared towards helping researchers get the most impact our of their research. No No more information
Computer Database
Database covering computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications and the application of technology. Partial Yes more information
Conference Proceedings Citation Index
(Web of Science)
This citation index covers conference literature in all scientific and technical fields, as well as all fields of social sciences, arts, and humanities. (Part of the Web of Science Core Collection) No No more information
CQ Press Researcher Online Looking for a "hot topic" on which to do a research paper? This database is a great place to start! It offers pros & cons, background information, and in-depth analysis on a variety of topics, issues, and controversies currently in the news. Yes No more information
Credo Reference Portal to over 500 highly regarded reference sources. Examples of sources covered include: Art, Business, Food & Beverage, History, Language, Law, Literature, Medicine, Music, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Science, Social Sciences, and Technology. Yes No more information
Current Contents Connect
(Web of Science)
Current awareness database provides access to complete tables of contents, abstracts, bibliographic information, abstracts from recently published issues of scholarly journals, and evaluated websites. No No more information
Data Citation Index
(Web of Science)
Indexes data studies and datasets across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences and links the datasets/studies with published literature. No No more information
eScholarShare (Drake University) Scholarly repository of Drake University. Includes 1000+ electronic theses & dissertations. Yes No more information
Gale Virtual Reference Library A collection of reference works on the Arts, Business, Education, Law, Literature, Medicine, Multicultural Studies, Nation & World, Religion, and the Social Sciences. Yes Yes more information
General OneFile
Gale's largest general interest database of articles from general, specialized, and professional newspapers and periodicals, many with full text and images. Yes Yes more information
General Science Collection
Database of full-text journals covering all aspects of science, including biological sciences, computing, engineering, and technology. Yes Yes more information
Journal Citation Reports Measures research influence and impact at the journal and category levels by showing the relationship between citing and cited journals available in the Web of Science. (Essential Science Indicators is another similar database for exploring scholarly metrics.) Yes No more information
JSTOR More than a thousand academic journals and over 1 million images, letters, and other primary sources Yes No more information
LexisNexis Academic Provides over 9,000 full-text news, business, and legal sources. No No more information
Marquis Who's Who in America Biographical information from various "Who's Who" series. Yes No more information
New York Times New York Times access 1851-present. Direct access to virtually all NY Times content from that time period. Requires a separate, one-time registration. For details, visit No No more information
Oxford Reference Online Access to dictionaries & reference works in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Limit of 5 simultaneous users. Yes No more information
Periodicals Archive Online
Archive of backfiles of scholarly periodicals in the arts, humanities and social sciences, spanning more than two centuries of content, 37 key subject areas, and multiple languages. Yes No more information
Project Muse Full-text of scholarly journals published by Johns Hopkins University and other university presses. Yes Yes more information
RefWorks [Old Version] Bibliographic and citation tool for Drake students and faculty No No more information
SciELO Citation Index
(Web of Science)
SciELO content includes regional journals from Latin American and the Caribbean as well as titles from Spain, Portugal and South Africa. Yes No more information
Science Citation Index Expanded
(Web of Science)
Indexes more than 6,650 authoritative journals across 150 scientific disciplines and includes cited references. Coverage: 1899-present. Yes No more information
Social Sciences Citation Index
(Web of Science)
A multidisciplinary index to more than 1,950 scholarly social sciences journals as well as relevant items from over 3,300 of the world's leading scientific and technical journals. Yes No more information
Springer Journals Full text access (1997-present) to most journals available through Springer. Yes No more information
Statistical Abstract of the United States
Authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States. No No more information
Very Short Introductions
Concise introductions to a wide range of subjects. Yes No more information
Web of Science Core Collection A subset of databases within the Web of Science that provide access to the world’s leading citation databases, with multidisciplinary information from over 12,000 high impact journals and over 160,000 conference proceedings from around the world. (Includes: Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Book Citation Index, Conference Proceedings Citation Index, Current Chemical Reactions, Index Chemicus, Science Citation Index Expanded, and Social Sciences Citation Index.) Partial No more information
WorldCat is a catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide. No No more information
WorldCat Dissertations
Bibliographic database of all dissertations and theses available in WorldCat No No more information