Articles & eBooks

Off-campus users: In order to use the research databases, click on the links on the library site. Then, you will enter your key account login and password (same login used for accessing Blackboard and my.waketech e-mail).

Online access to a diverse collection of electronic resources including complete articles from newspapers, journals, magazines, and encyclopedias, and access to thousands of online print and audio books.

E-Journal Portal
Looking for a specific journal, magazine, or newspaper? Check here to see if we have it.


Arts & Humanities

ProQuest Arts & Humanities Database
Content includes hundreds of titles covering art, architecture, design, history, philosophy, music, literature, theater, and cultural studies.


ABI/Inform Collection
Business research from journals, trade publications, market research reports, dissertations, and working papers.

Morningstar Investment Research Center
Research and independent opinions on thousands of stocks and mutual funds.

NC LIVE Business Portal
Links to resources on investing, small business, marketing data, company information, and more.

ProQuest Business Market Research Collection
Contains company, industry, economic, and geopolitical market research from three sources, including Hoover's Company Profiles, OxResearch from Oxford Analytica, and Snapshots.

Reference USA
Includes access to information about more than 48 million businesses, 268 million consumers, U.S. new businesses, and U.S. homeowners and movers. It also includes a job and internship search, access to OneSource (international businesses), and the U.S. standard white pages.

Career, Jobs, & Test Prep

Career Coach
Current local data on wages, employment, job postings, and associated education and training.

Learning Express Library (will be discontinued - January 2018)
Resources for improving math and reading skills, learning more about a career, or preparing for exams.

ProQuest Career & Technical Education Database
Vocational information on technical topics, such as computing science, healthcare, building trades, auto mechanics, sales and retail, accounting, graphic design, and photography.

Criminal Justice

ProQuest Criminal Justice Database
Comprehensive database supporting research on crime, its causes and impacts, legal and social implications, as well as litigation and crime trends. 


Hospitality & Tourism Complete
Publications on culinary arts, demographics & statistics, development & investment, food & beverage management,  hospitality law,  hotel management & administrative practices, leisure & business travel, market trends, and technology.

Electronic Books (eBooks)

Ebook Central
Electronic books from trusted publishers in all academic subject areas.

EBSCOhost eBook Collection
Electronic books covering a variety of subject areas.

Downloadable audio and ebooks on a variety of topics, including language learning, history, biography, classic literature, and more. Compatible with most iPods and WMA compatible MP3 players.


Associates Program Source Plus
More than 1,700 full-text journals as well as more than 200 full-text books. Designed specifically for the research needs of two-year colleges, and provides comprehensive coverage of the most relevant associates program level content.

Scanned images of journal issues and pages as they were originally designed, printed, and illustrated (PDF files). JSTOR covers a vast area of disciplines, including literature, science, history, foreign languages, and education.

ProQuest Central
General article database for over 175 subjects from magazines, journals, and newspapers, including peer-reviewed and scholarly works.

ProQuest Research Library
General reference database from business and political science to literature and psychology; includes scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and daily news content, accessible to readers and researchers at every level.

Health, Medical, & Nursing

A.D.A.M. Interactive Anatomy
The most comprehensive digital database of detailed anatomical images in the world, including illustrated, fully dissectible male and female bodies.

CINAHL Plus with Full Text
The world's most comprehensive source of full text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 760 journals indexed in CINAHL.

eBook Clinical Collection (EBSCOhost) 
Designed for use in clinical settings, medical libraries and academic medical institutions, a subscription to EBSCO Health's eBook Clinical Collection offers more than 2,900 hand-selected, quality titles that focus on medical specialties, nursing, allied health and general practice areas.  

Lexicomp Online - Lexicomp Online provides clear, concise, point-of-care drug information, including dosing, administration, warnings and precautions, as well as clinical content, such as clinical practice guidelines, IV compatibility from Trissel's 2 Clinical Pharmaceutics Database, and other tools.

Lexicomp Facts and Comparisons - Facts & Comparisons eAnswers is a collection of clinical databases and clinical decision support tools that provides users with an extensive drug information library.

Natural Medicines (will be discontinued - January 2018)
The most authoritative resource available on dietary supplements, natural medicines, and complementary alternative and integrative therapies.

ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Database
Journals and dissertations covering nursing, allied health, and alternative and complementary medicine.

Full-text access to five key nursing journals: American Journal of Nursing, Home Healthcare NowNursing,Nursing Critical Care, and Nursing Made Incredibly Easy.

R2 Digital Library
Aggregates health sciences book content from leading publishers in a single platform.

A cross-searchable, healthcare reference that integrates core titles with evidence-based resources and innovative tools in one site.


ProQuest Political Science Database
Political science and international relations journals, dissertations and working papers on topics such as comparative politics, political economy, international development, and environmental policy.

Salem History
An online database that includes volumes featuring great events and great lives from history.

Languages & Literature

Bloom's Literary Reference Online
Examines great writers, important works, memorable characters, and influential movements and events in world literature.

Gale Literary Sources
Find primary sources, critical articles, literary and cultural analysis, and biographies.

Literature Resource Center
Information in primary sources, critical articles, literary and cultural analysis, and biographies.

Mango Languages
An online learning resource providing self-guided courses for more than 70 world languages. First-time users must create a profile or continue as a guest to access Mango. 

Pronunciator (will be discontinued - January 2018)
Language learning for 80 languages and ESL for 50 non-English languages, including audio lessons, interactive textbooks, quizzes, phrasebooks and pronunciation analysis. Users must create a personal account to use this resource.

Salem Literature
Includes critical insights about Ernest Hemingway, Great Expectations, and To Kill a Mockingbird.


Infotrac Newsstand (will be discontinued - January 2018)
Access to 1,100 major U.S. regional, national and local newspapers.

International Newsstream
Provides information from more than 660 of the world's top newspapers, including the Times (London), Financial Times, the Guardian, Jerusalem Post, the Daily Telegraph, Asian Wall Street Journal, and the BBC Monitoring series of publications.

New York Times
Full-text articles from the New York Times (1980-current).

US Newsstream
Recent U.S. news content, as well as archives which stretch back to the 1980s featuring newspapers, newswires, blogs, and news sites in active full-text format.

Wall Street Journal
Comprehensive coverage back to 1984.


ProQuest Psychology Database
Coverage ranges from behavioral, clinical, cognitive, developmental, experimental, industrial and social psychology, along with personality, psychobiology and psychometrics.

Largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health.

Offers the opportunity to view actual sessions, and to hear leading experts discuss their thoughts behind their interventions. Videos capture the critical non-verbal aspects of therapy, including body language, facial expression, tone of voice, and the rhythm of the therapist-client interaction.


Credo Reference
Online reference library that contains dictionaries, bilingual dictionaries, thesauri, encyclopedias, quotations and atlases, plus a wide range of subject-specific titles covering everything from accounting to zoology.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Collection of electronic reference books and subject encyclopedias.

Oxford Reference Online Premium (will be discontinued - January 2018)
The premier online reference product with 2 million digitized entries spanning 25 different subject areas.

Science & Technology

Access Science (will be discontinued - January 2018)
Online resource that contains high-quality reference material that covers all major scientific disciplines; it offers links to primary research material, videos and exclusive animations, plus specially designed curriculum maps for teachers.

IEEE STEM Journals 25 (only accessible on campus)
IEEE STEM Journals Collection covers technology areas such as aerospace, computing, electrical engineering, robotics, and many more.

ProQuest Biology Database
Research on animal behavior, aquatic life and fisheries, biochemistry, ecology, plant science, toxicology, virology, microbiology, health and safety science, entomology, and more.

ProQuest Computing Database
Scholarly journals, trade publications, and consumer titles covering topics such as artificial intelligence, automation, gaming, graphics, networking, security, database management, systems administration, information science, and hardware.

ProQuest Science Database
Applied and general science articles covering topics such as global warming, alternative energy sources, robotic engineering, genetically modified food, and more.

Science Direct
Science Direct offers full-text articles on subjects including biology, chemistry, medicine, dentistry, nursing, and psychology

Science in Context
Provides contextual information on today's significant scientific topics. Resources include full-text magazine, academic journal, and news articles; experiments, images, videos, audio files, and vetted websites

Social Issues

CQ Researcher
Reports on issues shaping our world, with in-depth coverage of political and social issues, such as health, education, the environment, technology, and the U.S. economy.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context
The premier online resource covering today’s hottest social issues, from offshore drilling to climate change, health care to immigration.

SIRS Knowledge Source
Provides integrated online access to full-text articles and Internet resources from SIRS reference databases. These include and are not limited to General Reference, Social Issues, Health, Science, Business, the Environment, Global Issues, Human Relations, Institutions, etc.


Films on Demand 
More than 21,000 video titles across a variety of disciplines including anthropology, biology, art, history, health and medicine, psychology, and sociology. 

NBC Learn
The educational arm of NBC News dedicated to providing resources for students, teachers and lifelong learners. The online resources NBC Learn has created for the education community leverages nearly 80 years of historic news coverage, documentary materials and current news broadcasts.

NC LIVE Video Collection
Online videos from PBS including Ken Burns documentaries, Masterpiece Theater, Scientific American, American Experience, and more.

Offers the opportunity to view actual sessions, and to hear leading experts discuss their thoughts behind their interventions. Videos capture the critical non-verbal aspects of therapy, including body language, facial expression, tone of voice, and the rhythm of the therapist-client interaction.