A-Z Databases

Find the best library databases for your research.


New / Trial Databases

The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
Academic Search Complete This link opens in a new window
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Alternate Name(s) Academic Search Complete has replaced Academic Search Premier
Academic Search Complete is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. Searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,400 journals.

Academic Search Complete has replaced Academic Search Premier
Alternate Name(s) IEEE CSDL
The IEEE CSDL is the preeminent place for learning, recording, and sharing the latest advancements in computing and computing technology. Housing both cutting edge scholarly journals and general interest magazines, the almost 900,000 articles in the CSDL provide a both a 60-year the history of computing and the environment, resources, and tools to shape, impact, and celebrate the global computer science and technology community. All CSDL formats are available to the USD community, including both peer reviewed preprints and articles, and resources from magazines, periodicals, letters, and conferences.
LENS This link opens in a new window
Lens.org is a freely available database, that includes several different tools, including a searchable database of scholarly literature called Scholarly Works and several patent tools including Patents, PatCite, and PatSeq. Additionally there are publicly available and searchable Lens Profiles that scholars can curate and link to their ORCiD profile.

For more information, visit About the Lens.http://www.lens.org

USD University Libraries has a limited subscription to the Institutional Toolkit (ITK). Use your USD email to register for an account. https://www.lens.org/lens/user/registration
Library Music Source This link opens in a new window
A collection of digital sheet music, covering many classical composers. It includes a range of vocal solos, opera scores, and orchestral parts. Scores can be printed or saved as PDFs.
StatPearls This link opens in a new window
Large test question bank for board review practice and to assist in preparation for USMLE Steps 1-3, PANCE, and other specialty areas such as cardiology, neurology, pediatrics, psychiatry, and internal medicine. Each question includes four teaching points and a link to an evidence-based article on which the question is based. First time users must create their own account after entering through the above link.
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