Speciality Databases

The databases below are either only available to students at Donnelly or focused on a specific field of study.

  • Nursing Databases
    Use this list to view a specialized list of nursing research sites.
  • JSTOR Essential
    JSTOR Essential is a cross discilipinary database that covers a wide variety of subjects including, english, sciences, and few nursing resources.                                                                                     


Open Access Data Bases

Open access databases were created to provide free access to peer-reviewed scholarly articles to increase scholarly communication. These are reliable sources of information and the articles can be used in your research just as you would use articles from subscription databases such as Ebscohost.

  • arXiv
    Pronounced archive, this site is managed by Cornell University and is funded by the National Science Foundation. It has almost 800,000 articles in math, physics, quantitative biology, quantitative finance, and statistics.
  • BASE
    Operated by the Bielefeld University Library and has almost 38 million articles.
  • BePress
    Bepress, pioneered the Digital Commons, an open access archive for scientific and scholarly articles, papers, ebooks, presentations, theses, and dissertations published by faculty, researchers, and students.  It hosts the Digital Commons for over 150 colleges, universities, consortia, and associations in the United States and around the world.
  • BioMed Central
    BioMed Central publishes 244 peer reviewed open access journals.
  • Directory of Open Access Journals
    DOAJ has over 4,000 journals with almost 1 million articles covering on a broad range of subjects.
  • Early Childhood Research and Practice
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a peer-reviewed bi-lingual journal and also is available in a Chinese translation.
  • ERIC
    Education Resource Information Center, is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Elsevier Open Access Journals Elsevier
    All articles published in Elsevier open access journals are peer reviewed and upon acceptance will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download.
  • The Future of Children
    Published by Princeton and the Brookings Institute.
  • MedLine Plus
    from the National Institute of Health from the National Library of Medicine, for patients, families, and friends.
  • OAIster
    OALster helps you find "pearls of knowledge" from open source resources around the world in association with WorldCat.
    Group Over 300 peer reviewed scientific journals.
  • Nursing Planet
    This resource contains information on nursing education, research, theory, and management and many links to databases, ebooks, nursing links and patient information links
  • Oxford Open
    Open Access to research journals provided by Oxford University Press.
  • PLoS
    Public Library of Science publishes 7 peer reviewed scientific journals including biology, medicine, and genetics
  • PsychSpider
    Psychology Search Engine
  • PubChem
    Published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, provides information on the biological activities of small molecules.
  • PubMed Central
    PubMed is from the National Institute of Health National Library of Medicine and has more than 2.5 million articles.
  • The Scientific Commons
    This site contains almost 40 million articles from over 1,200 repositories
  • Springer Open Access Journals
    Springer Open is an international publisher of scholarly journals. The company's open access journal website features over 100 peer-reviewed scientific journals
  • Wiley Open Access Journals
    As one of the largest publishers of academic and professional journals in the world and created a data base of open access scientific and engineering journals to promote scholarly communication.
  • WorldCat 
    This online catalog searches libraries around the world to locate books.