If you are OFF CAMPUS click here to access the electronic databases for journals, magazines, and e-books. You will be asked to login with your SAU computer username and password. If you do not have a SAU computer username and password, please contact Information Technology at (563) 333-6368.
If you are ON CAMPUS, click the desired electronic database title below for journals, magazines, and e-books.
Library Central combines book and article searching into a single simple search box. Find information available in the St. Ambrose Library and beyond.
A-Z Complete Periodical List
View and search by title or subject listing for SAU's print and online journals.
US and international business information in full-text, including the "Wall Street Journal."
America: History & Life
This database provides citations and abstracts on the history and culture of the United States and Canada.
American Chemical Society Publications
This database provides full text articles from more than 30 journals and publications of the American Chemical Society. Click on "Search the Journals" to search by keyword or author. Click on "Journals & Magazines" to view articles in the newest issues.
American Occupational Therapy Assoc. Abstracts
This database indexes the literature of occupational therapy and related subject areas such as rehabilitation and health care delivery or administration. It does not include the full text of the articles. This service requires a password and is limited to SAU students, faculty and staff. For assistance email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the reference desk at the Library (563) 333-6245.
ARTstor is a digital library of art images and associated information. ARTstor contains over 1 million images from a variety of cultures and time periods. Requires Flash Player v. 6 or above and that pop-up blocking software be disabled or set to allow pop-ups from this site.
Car Journal Digital Archives
The Bettendorf Company was a manufacturer of railroad cars in the early 1920s. The Car Journal was published monthly by the Loyalty Club of the Bettendorf Company beginning in November 1923. The Car Journal contains full text of company events, national railroad news, employee sports teams, and other activities of the Loyalty Club.
Catholic Messenger Digital Archives
The Digital Archives of the Catholic Messenger provides full-text access to every issue of the Catholic Messenger from 1883 - 2012. The archives can be searched by keyword, or browsed by issue. Entire pages, or parts of a page may be printed out. This project was funded by Fr. George McDaniel, historian and professor emeritus of St. Ambrose University. For best results, please open the Archives using Internet Explorer or Firefox.
Catich Digital Collection
The database provides digital access to the artwork of Father Edward Catich, one of the world's finest calligraphers. Fr. Catich, who started the Art Department at St. Ambrose University, was an international authority on calligraphy, stone incising, typography, and the origin and history of the Roman alphabet.
Classical Music Library (listen to music selections)
This database includes music written from the earliest times (e.g. Gregorian Chant) to the present, including many contemporary composers. Repertoire ranges from vocal and choral music, to chamber, orchestral, solo instrumental, and opera.
Cochrane Library of Evidence-Based Medicine Databases
This database provides full text and abstracts of methodology reviews, trials register, protocols, assessments, and evaluations of health care interventions. Also included is a section on how to cite the information found in this database.
Credo Reference (over 400 full-text books)
This database provides more than 3 million full-text entries in 500+ reference books including encyclopedias, dictionaries, biographies, quotations, bilingual dictionaries, crossword solver, and measurement conversions.
Criminal Justice Abstracts
Covering the period of 1968–present, this database contains comprehensive coverage of major journals in criminology and related disciplines; reports from government and non-governmental agencies; and books. The information given includes a summary of the document, methodology, and conclusions.
Doody's Core Collection and ACP Smart Medicine Database
Includes full-text of books in the health sciences, medicine, and nursing fields as well as evidence-based content for diagnoses, therapies, and patient information.
EBSCOhost (includes Social Work Abstracts, CINAHL, ATLA, Business Source, Psycinfo, ebooks, etc.)
EBSCOhost is provided by IowaLink, and funded by the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust. This service is a collection of databases (many full-text) focusing on business, health and clinical reference, academic subjects, and international newspapers. The materials found in this service include journals, books, pamphlets, reference resources, and newspapers.
Encyclopedia of Computer Science & Engineering
This is the full-text of the Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science & Engineering. It includes over 300 articles addressing the latest advances and findings in computer science and engineering.
Encyclopedia of Social Work
A continuously updated online collaboration between the National Association of Social Workers (NASW Press) and Oxford University Press (OUP). Over 400 overview articles, on key topics ranging from international issues to ethical standards, with new articles and revisions to existing articles added regularly.
Full text titles in engineering, computer science and related areas.
Films On Demand
This database provides streaming video for over 14,000 educational videos and 200,000 video clips. The films are grouped into subject-specific categories ranging from art to technology. Closed captioning and interactive transcripts are available. Individuals can set up personalized playlists by creating a free account.
FirstSearch is a collection of 10 different databases. This service includes databases which provide access to dissertations, book catalogs, and journals in psychology, sociology, business, health sciences, public policy.
Grove Art Online
Grove Art Online includes the full text of over 45,000 articles and over 130,000 images. The database provides information on civilizations, cultures, and people who have created visual art in all its forms and mediums from the beginning of time to the present day.
Grove Music Online
Grove Music Online includes the full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians 2nd edition, The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, and The New Dictionary of Jazz 2nd edition. It contains nearly 50,000 articles, audio musical examples, and extensive links to musical sites on the Internet. Available to St. Ambrose students, faculty, and staff on campus, or by logging in to the campus server.
High Wire Press/Stanford University
This database provides free access to abstracts and some full-text articles in the science fields. Full-text articles are clearly marked as "free." Some articles require a password or subscription to obtain full text.
Historical Abstracts (now part of EBSCOhost)
This database provides citations and abstracts about the history of the world, excluding North America, from 1450 to the present.
International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship
This journal publishes significant peer-reviewed scholarship in the broad field of nursing education.
JSTOR provides full-text of 241 core academic journals in the fields of economics, history, political science, sociology, Latin American and Middle Eastern studies, etc. The database provides complete archives of the journals.
Learning Express Library 3.0
Provides a comprehensive selection of career and academic resources for job preparation, college readiness, career advancement, and academic success such as practice SAT/ACT tests, software tutorials, and guides for workplace skill building.
This database is full-text and offers access to the contents of over 5,000 journals, magazines, newspapers, legal documents and reference resources. It includes company financial information, industry and market news, foreign and U.S. newspapers, magazines and trade journals, federal and state case law, accounting information, medical news and abstracts, law reviews, state and country profiles and more. The vast majority of articles are available full-text.
MEDLINE is the National Library of Medicine's bibliographic database covering the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and the pre-clinical sciences. The MEDLINE file contains bibliographic citations and author abstracts dating back to 1966.
This is a database that contains citations and abstracts of over 2500 systematic reviews and randomized controlled trials relevant to occupational therapy. It does not contain any full-text.
Oxford English Dictionary
Offers comprehensive information from the Oxford English Dictionary considered "the internet's biggest, most prestige-laden reference book" (The Guardian).
Oxford Reference Online Premium Collection
The Oxford Reference Collection provides full-text of over 125 book titles, including encyclopedias, quotations, full-color maps, dictionaries, timelines, and other reference materials. Available to St. Ambrose students, faculty, and staff on campus or via the proxy server for off-campus.
PEDro - Physiotherapy Evidence Database
PEDro is a free database of over 16,500 randomized trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy. For each trial, review or guideline, PEDro provides the citation details, the abstract and a link to the full text, where possible. All trials on PEDro are independently assessed for quality. PEDro is produced by the Centre for Evidence-Based Physiotherapy at The George Institute for Global Health.
Plunkett Business Research
Plunkett Research, Ltd. is the leading provider of industry sector analysis and research, industry trends and industry statistics.
ProQuest Central accesses 27 different databases to form the one of the largest multidisciplinary database available. You will find a variety of specialty journals on business, biology, science & technology, health and medical information, social sciences, arts and humanities, as well as newspaper sources.
Procedures Consult offers short streaming videos, best practices, and tips on basic procedures used by physicians and nurses. The areas of Family Medicine and Training Physician are included in this database.
PubMed comprises more than 21 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
Smithsonian Institution Contributions & Studies Series
This database contains full-text documents in the areas of anthropology, botany, earth science, zoology, etc.
ScienceDirect -- Physical Sciences Collection and Social & Behavioral Sciences
This database provides full-text for over 500 journals covering a broad range of psychology, business, and physical science titles.
Provided by the Sport Information Resources Centre, this database offers coverage of sport, fitness and related disciplines.
St. Ambrose University Dissertations
Search for dissertations written by students at St. Ambrose University. Full text is available of dissertations published after 1996. For on-campus use or via the proxy server for off-campus.
Value Line provides a vast array of financial measures for over 6,000 stocks, 18,000 mutual funds, 200,000 options, and other securities. You can read news and summaries, search by company name or ticker symbol, and view industry reports.
Wiley Interscience Journals
Wiley Interscience provides full-text of over 250 journals on business, science, education, law, engineering, medicine, social science, and psychology. Searchable by keyword or publication title.