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American Journal of Political Science
American Political Science Review
American Psychologist
American Teacher
Bloomberg Businessweek
Campus Technology
Catholic Biblical Quarterly
Childhood Education
Chronicle of Higher Education
Clinical Psychological Science
Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research
Criminology & Public Policy
Current Direction in Psychological Science
Economic Review
English Journal
FBI Law Enforcement
Georgia Review
Glimmer Train Stories
Harvard Educational Review
Hispanic Business
HR Magazine
Indiana: Magazine of History
Industry Week
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy
Journal of Catholic Higher Education
Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations
Journal of Higher Education
Journal of Marketing
Journal of Philosophy
Journal of Teacher Education
Kenyon Review
Language Arts
Library Journal
Mathematics Teacher
Metropolitan Universities
Missouri Review
Monitor On Psychology
National Geographic
National Geographic Travelor
New Letters
Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly
Outdoor Indiana
Paris Review
Perspective on Politics
Phi Delta Kappan
Police Chief
Politics & Gender
Political Science & Politics
Prairie Schooner
Psychological Assessment
Psychology of Addictive Behaviors
Psychology Public Policy & Law
Psychological Science
Psychological Science in the Public Interest
Psychological Science in the Public Interest (supplement)
Perspective on Pyschological Science
Reading Teacher
Reading Today
School Arts
School Pyschology Review
School Science and Mathematics
Scientific American Mind
Seneca Review
Social Justice Review
Sports Illustrated
Teaching Children Mathemtics
Theological Studies
Third Coast
Tin House
U.S. Catholic Historian

The library currently subscribes to over thirty databases. Databases and electronic resources are available both on and off campus. If you are off campus and trying to access our databases, you will be asked to enter your student id number and last name.

By Type of Resource

Databases provide access to all types of resources, including articles, eBooks, videos, and more. The section below has been organized into categories based on the types of resources found in that database.

Cases, Statutes, Legislation

Designed for research of local, state, and federal cases, statutes, and legislation. Westlaw use is limited to CCSJ students and faculty enrolled in specific courses.
Contact the library with any questions.


eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)
Provides access to over 7,000 eBooks. 

Journal Articles

There are many databases that you can use to find journal articles. Not sure where to start? Click on the By Program of Study button above to start your search.

News & Current Events

McClatchy-Tribune Collection
Includes a 90-day archive of approximately 290 newspapers from the McClatchy-Tribune Information Services.

Newspaper Source
Newspaper Source provides selected full text for nearly 30 national (U.S.) and international newspapers. The database also contains full text television & radio news transcripts, and selected full text for more than 200 regional (U.S.) newspapers.

Regional Business News
This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

This current events database allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today’s classrooms. TOPICsearch contains full text for over 139,800 articles from more than 4,800 diverse sources.

Reference (Dictionaries, Almanacs, etc.)

Biography Resource Center
A comprehensive database of biographical information on more than 185,000 people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas.

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

MasterFILE Premier
Provides full text for more than 1,700 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also includes nearly 500 full text reference books, 84,774 biographies, 100,554 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 202,164 photos, maps and flags.

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