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This listing is incomplete, and is no longer being actively added to. Many databases include some full-text material, and many full-text journal sources are also available.

  • Academic Search Complete
    Full-text. Journal index. A scholarly, multidisciplinary database providing indexing and abstracts for over 10,000 publications, including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, and others. Also includes full-text access to over 5,000 journals. Offers coverage of many areas of academic study including: archaeology, area studies, astronomy, biology, chemistry, civil engineering, electrical engineering, ethnic & multicultural studies, food science & technology, general science, geography, geology, law, mathematics, mechanical engineering, music, physics, psychology, religion & theology, women's studies, and other fields. More info
  • AccessMedicine
    Full-text. Provides access to over 60 key medical texts, including Harrison’s Online, plus a drug database, case files, and practice guidelines. Subscribed by the Becker Medical Library, available to all of WU.
  • African American Studies Center (1 concurrent user allowed)
    Full-text. Provides more than 7,500 articles by top scholars in the field, and includes the Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895, Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present, and additional reference works. More info
  • American Film Scripts Online
    Full-text. Contains 386 scripts by 484 writers together with detailed information on the scenes, characters and people related to the scripts. More info
  • American Men and Women of Science
    eBook, full-text. A biographical dictionary of the significant players in the physical, biological, and related sciences. More info
  • American National Biography (1 concurrent user allowed)
    eBook, full-text. 'The landmark American National Biography offers portraits of more than 17,400 men and women -- from all eras and walks of life -- whose lives have shaped the nation.' (from About the ANB) More info
  • American Periodicals (1740 - 1900)
    Journal index plus full-text. Page images of more than 1,000 periodicals. More info
  • AnthroSource
    Full text. Brings 100 years of anthropological material online, including current issues for 15 of the American Anthropological Association's most critical peer-reviewed publications; an electronic archive of all AAA journals; holdings information; seamless access to archival content housed at JSTOR for key AAA publications. Searchable.
  • Applied Science & Technology Full Text (1983 - ) (12 concurrent users allowed)
    Journal Index, some full text articles. Includes the full text of more than 98 periodicals beginning in January 1997. More than 350 periodicals covering engineering, mathematics, physics, and computer technology. Updated monthly. More info
  • Art Full Text (1984 - ) (12 concurrent users allowed)
    Journal Index, some full text articles. Indexes articles from major art and architecture periodicals, with an emphasis on those in English. Coverage includes a total of 378 periodicals with the full text of 93 journals back to January 1997. Updated monthly. More info
  • ARTFL
    ARTFL (American and French Research on the Treasury of the French Language) contains over 2000 texts from the 12th through the 19th centuries. More info
  • Asian American Drama
    Full-text. Contains 252 plays by 42 playwrights, together with detailed information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more. More info
  • Black Drama
    Full-text. Contains approximately 1200 plays by 215 playwrights, together with detailed information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more. More info
  • Britannica Online
    Full-text. Encyclopedia. More info
  • Business Source Complete (EBSCOhost©) (1965 - )
    Full-text. Journal index. Business including management, economics, finance, accounting, international business, and more. Full text articles from more than 7,400 business journals and other sources. Updated daily. More info
  • Chicago Manual of Style (25 concurrent users allowed)
    Full-text. Online version of 15th edition. Citation style info, Q&A, tools, etc.
  • Chicago Tribune, Historical (1849 - 1988)
    Full-text. Full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue. More info
  • China Academic Journals (Literature/History/Philosophy, Economic/Politics/Law, Education/Social Sciences series) (1994- )
    A full text periodical database covering more than 3,300 major periodicals currently published in China, including full text articles from 1994 to date. To view full-text articles users need to download and install the CAJ Viewer software or Adobe Reader (with Chinese simplified font pack). More info
  • CIAO: Columbia International Affairs Online
    Extensive collections of international think tank working paper texts, international conference proceedings, journal abstracts, book summaries, schedules of events, policy brief texts, economic statistics, and useful links. More info
  • The Civil War: a Newspaper Perspective (1860-1865)
    Full text of major articles gleaned from over 2,500 issues of The New York Herald, The Charleston Mercury and the Richmond Enquirer, published between November 1, 1860 and April 15, 1865. More info
  • The Cochrane Library
    Provides Cochrane evidence-based reviews for interventions, therapies, and rehabilitation in the healthcare field. More info
  • Congressional Research Digital Collection
    Full-text. Congressional Research Service reports (1916-present) and Committee Prints (from 1830-present). Part of LexisNexis Congressional, below. More info
  • CQ Researcher (1991 - ) (5 concurrent users allowed)
    Full-text. Explores a single "hot" issue in the news in depth each week; topics range from social and teen issues to environment, health, education, and science and technology. More info
  • CQ Weekly (1983 - )
    Full-text. 'Your complete source for expert coverage of the U.S. Congress: status of bills, votes and amendments, floor and committee activity, backroom maneuvering, and more.' More info
  • Digitale Bibliothek Deutscher Klassiker
    Full-text. Contains a wide array of classic German literature, from early German texts to the major German writers of the 19th century. More info
  • Dissertations & Theses @ Washington University in St. Louis (1996 - )
    Full-text. Citations and abstracts of dissertations and theses submitted by Washington University and published in UMI's Dissertation Abstracts database. You can view 24 page previews of dissertations and theses published after 1996, and download the full text (free from WUStL campus IP addresses). More info
  • Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639-1800 (also known as Evans Digital Edition)
    Full-text. Contains all content from original collection through 1800 plus newly digitized content through #50,045, published in 1800. More info
  • Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker, 1801-1819
    Full-text. 'Covering every aspect of American life during the early decades of the United States, Early American Imprints, Series II (1801-1819) provides full-text access to the 36,000 American books, pamphlets and broadsides published in the first nineteen years of the nineteenth century.' More info
  • Early American Newspapers, 1690-1876
    Full-text. The publisher started from Clarence Brigham's History and Bibliography of American Newspapers, 1690-1820, concentrating primarily on those papers that began publication before 1820. More info
  • Early English Books Online (EEBO) (1475 - 1700)
    Full-text. Contains over 125,000 titles listed in Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475 - 1640), Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700), the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661), and the Early English Books Tract Supplement. See also: Alpha version: EEBO Text Creation Partnership (EEBO-TCP), full transcriptions of a growing number of titles (1,800+), the full texts of which are searchable. More info
  • Education Full Text (1983 - ) (30 concurrent users allowed)
    Journal index. Full-text. Indexes more than 400 English-language periodicals and books, and includes full-text articles from 204 of those titles. Updated monthly. More info
  • Eighteenth Century Collections Online
    Full-text. Books and other materials published between 1701 and 1800 in the United Kingdom and the Americas. More info
  • Eighteenth Century Journals
    Full-text. The Libraries have purchased Section II and Section IV. Newspapers and periodicals from 1685-1815.More info
  • Electronic Books from Becker Medical Library (Washington University)
    Full-text. The WU Medical Library subscribes a number of electronic books which are accessible from the Danforth campus. Some require a userid and password; please contact the Reference Desk at the Becker Medical Library for assistance (362-7085).
  • Empire Online
    Full-text. 'Over 70,000 images of original manuscripts and printed material, 1492-1962.' More info
  • Ethnic NewsWatch (1990 - )
    Full-text. Journal index. A full-text collection of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press, covering many subject areas ranging from the more focused ethnic area studies to the arts, business, education, the environment, history, journalism, political science, and sociology. More info
  • GenderWatch (1974 - )
    Full-text. Journal index. A full-text collection of international journals, magazines, newsletters, regional publications, special reports, and conference proceedings devoted to women's and gender issues. Over 31,000 full text articles from approximately 115 publications and archival material dating as far back as 1974. Updated quarterly. More info
  • The Gerritsen Collection-Women's History Online, 1543-1945
    Full-text. More than 4,700 publications from continental Europe, the U.S., the United Kingdom, Canada, and New Zealand, dating from 1543-1945. The anti-feminist case is presented as well as the pro-feminist; many other titles present a purely objective record of the condition of women at a given time. More info
  • Grove Art Online is now part of Oxford Art Online (8 concurrent users allowed)
    Full-text. Dictionary. A comprehensive and authoritative guide with extensive surveys and in-depth articles on the history of art; provides links to museums, galleries, and art collections around the world, as well as images. More info
  • Grove Music Online is now part of Oxford Music Online (5 concurrent users allowed)
    Full-text. Dictionary. Covers all aspects of music, and includes the New Grove Dictionary of Opera, the New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, the Oxford Dictionary of Music, and the Oxford Companion to Music. More info
  • HarpWeek: The Civil War Era, Reconstruction, and the Gilded Age (1857 - 1912)
    Full-text. Contains the full text of Harper's Weekly during this time period, including full-page images, which contain numerous illustrations and maps. Indexed by subject, illustrations, literature & publishing, advertising, occupation, and literary genre. More info
  • Health & Wellness Resource Center
    Full-text. Journal index. Provides bibliographic references, abstracts and full text for excerpts and articles from a variety of health publications. Provided courtesy of the Becker Medical Library. More info
  • International Index to Music Periodicals Full Text (1995 - ) (3 concurrent users allowed)
    Full-text (partial). Provides indexing, abstracts and selected full text coverage of the most important music journals. More info
  • International Index to the Performing Arts Full Text (1997 - ) (3 concurrent users allowed)
    Full-text (partial). '...the only online resource covering the performing arts. It enables you to search and browse citations, abstracts and selected full text in a comprehensive range of journals.' More info
  • JSTOR
    Full-text. Journal index. JSTOR consists of the complete back runs of about 120 journal titles, from whenever each title began publication to a point 3 or 5 years ago. More info
  • Knovel Library
    Full-text. Over 600 major science and technical reference books and databases merged into one searchable web interface. More info
  • LexisNexis Academic
    Full-text. Journal index. A subset of the Lexis-Nexis service, containing full-text news, business, legal, and reference information. More info
  • The Literary Encyclopedia
    Full text. 'The Literary Encyclopedia is an expanding global literary reference work written by over 1800 specialists from universities around the world, and currently provides over 4700 profiles of authors, works and literary and historical topics.' More info
  • Literature Criticism Online (2007 - )
    Full-text. The 10 individual Thomson Gale series that comprise Literature Criticism Online represent a range of modern and historical views on authors and their works across regions, eras and genres. More info
  • The Making of Modern Law (1800 - 1926 )
    Full-text. Covers the watershed period of legal development during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries; a full-text collection of Anglo-American legal treatises of the period. More info
  • The Making of the Modern World: The Goldsmiths'-Kress Library of Economic Literature (1460 - 1850)
    Full-text. Presents more than 61,000 books from the period 1460-1850, and 466 pre-1906 serials. In almost 12 million pages, it focuses on economics interpreted in the widest sense, including political science, history, sociology, and special collections on banking, finance, transportation, and manufacturing. More info
  • MAS Ultra (1975 - )
    Full-text. Complements Academic Search Premier; contains full text for more than 700 popular magazines, plus biographies, primary source documents, pamphlets, and reference books. More info
  • Medieval and Early Modern Sources Online (MEMSO)
    Full-text. '...provides a large and growing resource of essential medieval and early modern sources online.' More info
  • Middle English Compendium
    Full-text. Includes access to the Middle English Dictionary (1100-1500), the HyperBibliography of Middle English, and the Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse. More info
  • Military & Government Collection
    Full-text. Journal index. Complementing Academic Search Premier, and designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military, this database provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals, plus pamphlets and indexing of additional titles.
  • National Journal Services
    Full-text. Includes access to the National Journal, the Hotline, Congress Daily, and other politics, policy, and government information. More info
  • New York Times, Historical (1851 - 2008)
    Full-text. Full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue. More info
  • 19th Century U.S. Newspapers (1800 - 1900)
    Full-text. Provides access to approximately 1.7 million pages (over 28 million articles) of primary source newspaper content from the 19th century, featuring full-text content and images from numerous newspapers from a range of urban and rural regions throughout the U.S. Also searchable as part of Gale NewsVault. More info
  • North American Theatre Online
    Full-text. A comprehensive reference work covering all aspects of the Canadian and American Theatre.More info
  • North American Women's Drama
    Full-text. Presently contains 715 plays by 152 playwrights, together with detailed information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more. When complete, the collection will include more than 1,500 plays. More info
  • North American Women's Letters and Diaries, Colonial-1950
    Full-text. Published letters and diaries from women writing from Colonial times to 1950, plus 4,000 pages of previously unpublished materials. More info
  • Official Documents of the United Nations (1993 - )
    Full-text. Official UN documentation; older material is being added. More info
  • Oxford English Dictionary
    Full-text. Second edition, updated quarterly. Click on 'Sign In' to access the dictionary. More info
  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (3 concurrent users allowed)
    Full-text. '50,000 biographies of people who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond, from the earliest times to the year 2000.' More info
  • Oxford Islamic Studies Online (3 concurrent users allowed)
    Full-text. "...brings together the best current scholarship in the field and promotes accurate and informed understanding of the Islamic world. This fully integrated resource features reference content and commentary by renowned scholars in areas such as global Islamic history, concepts, people, practices, politics, and culture,..." More info
  • Oxford Language Dictionaries Online (3 concurrent users allowed)
    Full-text. Fully searchable, completely comprehensive bilingual dictionaries, and unique study materials that provide extra help with learning and using an expanding range of languages. More info
  • Oxford Reference Online (5 concurrent users allowed)
    Full-text. Contains about 100 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press. More info
  • (New) Palgrave Dictionary of Economics
    Full-text. 'The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, 2nd edition, edited by Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume, contains over 1,850 articles by more than 1,500 of the world's leading economists.' (from database homepage) More info
  • Polling the Nations (1986 - ) (4 concurrent users allowed)
    Full-text. A compilation of more than 14,000 surveys conducted by more than 700 polling organizations in the United States and more than 80 other countries. More info
  • Project MUSE
    Full-text, journal index. About 100 scholarly journals, most recent 3-5 years. Journals can be searched individually, in groups, or all together. More info
  • ProQuest Congressional
    Full-text. U.S. legislative information, including full-text of bills & laws. More info
  • PsycARTICLES (1985 - )
    Contains full-text articles from APA and other journals. Updated weekly. More info
  • Psychiatry Online (1998 - )
    Full-text. A collection of journals, textbooks, reference sources and news from American Psychiatric Publishing; includes DSM-IV. More info
  • Responsa Project (10 concurrent users allowed)
    Full text. The Responsa Project contains the world's largest electronic collection of Jewish texts in Hebrew. The database includes: rabbinic case-law rulings; the Bible and the Talmud with their principal commentaries; the major codes of Jewish law, i.e., Maimonides' Mishneh Torah and other significant primary texts of Jewish law and life. More info
  • Safari Tech Books Online (8 concurrent users allowed)
    Full-text. Collection of over 5,000 full-text electronic books on computing, databases, networking, operating systems, programming, software engineering, .NET, Cisco products, Web design, Java, XML and more. More info
  • 17th & 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers
    Full-text. 'The newspapers, pamphlets, and books gathered by the Reverend Charles Burney (1757-1817) represent the largest and most comprehensive collection of early English news media. The present digital collection ...totals almost 1 million pages and contains approximately 1,270 titles.' Also searchable as part of Gale NewsVault. More info
  • Serials Directory
    Full-text. Directory of bibliographic information for popular U.S. and international serials from over 85,000 publishers with over 155,000 titles and historical data for over 20,000 titles. Updated quarterly. More info
  • Social Science Research Network
    Consists of "an Abstract Database containing abstracts on over 30,900 scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers and an Electronic Paper Collection currently containing over 15,000 downloadable full text documents." More info
  • SocINDEX with Full Text (1895 - )
    Journal index, some full text. Provides comprehensive coverage of sociology, encompassing all sub-disciplines and closely related areas of study. Access provided to WU by the Social Work Library. More info
  • Stat!Ref
    Full-text. Searchable text of core textbooks in medicine. Subscribed by Becker Medical Library, available to all of WU.
  • The Times Digital Archive (1785 - 1985)
    Full-text. Contains the entire contents of The Times [London], including articles, obituaries, advertising, and classifieds, for 1785-1985. Also searchable as part of Gale NewsVault. More info
  • Twentieth Century North American Drama
    Full-text. Contains 319 plays by 53 playwrights, together with detailed information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more. More info
  • Ulrichsweb
    Directory. Provides bibliographic information on over 300,000 serials (journals and magazines), including almost 55,000 ceased titles. More info
  • United Nations - Official Documents of the United Nations (1993 - )
    Full-text. Official UN documentation; older material is being added. More info
  • U. S. Patent and Trademark Office Full-Text Database (1790 - )
    Searchable full text of U.S. patents. Updated weekly. More info
  • Wall Street Journal, Historical (1889 - 1994)
    Full-text. Full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue. More info
  • Who’s Who on the Web (Marquis) (1 concurrent user allowed)
    Full-text. Comprehensive profiles on over 1.3 million of the most accomplished individuals from all fields of endeavor including: government, business, science and technology, the arts, entertainment, and sports. More info
  • Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000
    Full-text. "Organized around the history of women in social movements in the U.S. between 1600 and 2000, the website seeks to advance scholarly debates and understanding." More info
  • World Almanacs
    Includes the contents of: the World Almanac and Book of Facts 1998, the World Almanac of the U.S.A., the World Almanac of U.S. Politics, and the World Almanac for Kids. More info