Subscription Resources

Robson library has subscribed to a number of online resources that allow you to access materials that aren't in the library's physical collection. Use the links below to access these resources. Note that you must access these from a University IP Address or using your Ozarks network logon ID and password.

Research Wizard of OZarks

Ebsco Discovery: Not sure what you're looking for? Unclear where to find it? Try this on for size.


Ebsco eBooks: (Including Former NetLibrary Books) A collection of over 164,000 books in full text.

ProQuest Ebook Central A collection of over 105,000 ebooks.

ACLS Humanities E-books A collection of nearly 5,500 classic, but mostly out-of-print, books by reputable scholars in the humanities, recommended and reviewed by area specialists and sponsored by the American Council of Learned Societies (hence the name).

Springer e-Books Access to over 22 million documents from journals, books, and reference works.

Early English Books Online 146,000 English language titles originally published between 1473 and 1700.

General Research

JSTOR JSTOR's archival journal collections include more than two thousand scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Coverage begins at the first volume and issue of the journal ever published, and extends up to a publication date usually set in the past three to five years.

EBSCOhost Gateway to a collection of citations and full-text articles for general academic research, including business, education, psychology and sociology, literature and film, history, religion and philosophy, health and medicine.

Arkansas Traveler Offers over 75 free databases through the Arkansas State Library.

Gale Academic OneFile (over 30,000,000 articles), Gale Research Library (a full-text collection of multi-volume reference works, and many subject-specific collections in business, science, history, religion, etc.

ProQuest A collection of databases providing citations and full-text articles in business, academic and news publications.

Springer Journals Access to over ten million documents from journals, books, and reference works.

Credo Reference Credo is an encyclopedic, user-friendly tool for researching people, quotations, definitions, concepts, historical events, and more. Credo offers access to over 400 full-text reference resources, and is fully integrated with both the library catalog and other databases. It's rather like Wikipedia, except that you can actually use this in a research paper.

Oxford Reference Online A collection of over 200 reference works published by Oxford University Press.

Statista View your world statistically from over 18,000 reliable international sources.

The Reference Shelf 

FirstSearch Gateway to twelve databases provided by the Arkansas State Library. The databases provide access to citations and full-text publications on a variety of research topics. Source types include articles, conference papers, and dissertations.


Docuseek2 Films in this profound and diverse gathering of 1600 carefully-chosen and skillfully-crafted documentaries on social issues facing us all have power to fuel awareness and transform our options for fullness of life. 

Films for the Humanities and Sciences Offers streaming access to over 5500 films in a broad range of academic disciplines.

Alexander Street - Academic Video Online Choose from over 73,000 videos. 

Kanopy An award-winning video streaming service providing access to more than 30,000 independent and documentary films - titles of unique social and cultural value from The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, Media Education Foundation, and thousands of independent filmmakers. Log in with your Johnson County Library membership and enjoy the diverse catalog with new titles added every month. Go to to access online.

ARTstor A growing collection of over 300,000 high-quality images especially relevant to the fields of art, architecture, archaeology, design and history.

Alexander Street - Music Online Choose from over 918,000 multi-genre streaming audio files. Music Online is hard to rival. Music files, images, and background material for American Song, Classical Music Library, Contemporary World Music.

Global Citizenship

HeinOnline HeinOnline Academic includes more than 100 million pages of multidisciplinary content in more than 100 subject areas, including history, political science, criminal justice, religious studies, international relations, women’s studies, pre-law, and many more. With more historical content than any other database, HeinOnline provides access to 300+ years of information on political development and the complete history of the creation of government and legal systems around the world. Among the many databases included, HeinOnline’s journal collection features nearly 2,800 periodicals relating to a variety of subject areas, with all coverage dating from inception to the most currently published issues in most cases.

Westlaw News and business information in full text from hundreds of sources (newspapers, magazines, newsletters, newswires, broadcast transcripts, trade journals, and international publications). Law-related information in over 800 law journals and reviews; the U.S.Code; Federal Register; Code of Federal Regulations; state and federal (including Supreme Court) cases; European Union laws and regulations; American Law Reports; and American Jurisprudence 2d.

Nexis Uni Collection of full-text articles and documents from over 6,000 news, business, legal, medical, and reference sources.

Access World News Find information on topics related to business, current issues and events, general research, political science and more from a variety of news media including newspapers, videos and web-only content including the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Chicago Sun-Times, Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Times Record, USA Today, and more.

Gun Regulation and Legislation in America Access to legal materials on gun laws and legislation.

Mango Languages Learn to speak another language - or 70 other languages. No vocabulary lists or verb conjugation tables, just listening and talking. 


Nature An authoritative international weekly examination of scientific research and issues. The database offers full text of the current and previous ten years, and indexing for articles back to the mid-nineteenth century.

BioOne Bioscience research journals.

Springer e-Books & Journals Access to over ten million documents from journals, books, and reference works.

Springer Nature Experiments Search over 60,000 protocols and methods.


ProQuest One Business A business-focused interface intuitively guides users to content like journal articles, books, and company, industry and country reports - the materials students needs for their most common assignments.

Mergent Online Statistical information and government filings for US companies; industry analysis for North American companies; and basic economic information for all countries.

Westlaw News and business information in full text from hundreds of sources (newspapers, magazines, newsletters, newswires, broadcast transcripts, trade journals, and international publications). Law-related information in over 800 law journals and reviews; the U.S.Code; Federal Register; Code of Federal Regulations; state and federal (including Supreme Court) cases; European Union laws and regulations; American Law Reports; and American Jurisprudence 2d. 


eBook Education Collection 

Professional Development Collection 520 education journals for professional educators.

Education Source  Indexing and abstracts for more than 2,850 academic periodicals; full text for more than 1,800 journals and 550 books; and citations for over 4 million articles, including over 100,000 controlled and cross-referenced names of educational tests. 

ERIC Education Resource Information Center provides 1.3 million records and links to more than 323,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966.

Teacher Reference Center Indexing and abstracts for 280 teacher and administrator journals.    

The Chronicle of Higher Education Authorized users can set up a free account, using their university email address. Click on “Sign In” at the upper right of the webpage. After you click on the link, there is an option to either “Sign In” or “Sign Up” to “Sign up and create your account.”

History (mainly primary source materials)

Gale Primary Sources cross-search interface provides access to millions of pages of content spanning many centuries and geographic regions.

Sabin Americana, 1500-1926 Six million pages from 29,000 works published in and about the Western hemisphere.

American Historical Periodicals from the American Antiquarian Society The collection offers multiple perspectives on the thought, culture, and society of North America from the Colonial Period to the twentieth century.

Archive of Americana Early (1639-1876) American publications in facsimile.

ACLS Humanities E-books Five thousand classic, scholarly books in the humanities.

Early English Books Online 

18th Century Collections 

The Making of the Modern World Primary sources on the development of the modern, western world through the lens of trade and wealth.

19th Century Collections 

The Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive Full-text facsimiles of the TLS from 1902 to 2011.

Slavery in America and the World Access to legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world.

Black Freedom Struggle Visitors will find historical newspaper articles, pamphlets, diaries, correspondence and more from specific time periods in U.S. history marked by the opposition African Americans have faced on the road to freedom.

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