Welcome to Databases at Bucks!

The majority of these resources are available only to the Bucks community. Any student, faculty, or staff member has access from both on and off campus: see information about accessing databases from off-campus. Some of the sources listed here are free to anyone, denoted with "ALL" in the access column.

Access Resource Description

on-campus only

Access Newspaper Archive Full-text newspaper articles from the 18th through the 21st centuries.
All Access Pennsylvania An online catalog for 1,400 Pennsylvania libraries.
Bucks ARTstor A repository of hundreds of thousands of digital images and related data.
Bucks Credo Reference Information from nearly 300 reference sources covering all major subjects.
All DOAJ Directory of Open Access Journals - covers free full-text journals for many subjects. This is a free web based resource.
Bucks eBook Collection Formerly NetLibrary, now part of EBSCOhost.  A collection of thousands of electronic books on many subjects.


EBSCOhost(for mobile devices)

Full-text journal articles and indexes. This is a good place to start. Includes Academic Search Elite, Business Source Elite, CINAHL, MasterFILE Premier, Newspaper Source, Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition, MLA, and more.

Bucks Films on Demand A collection of digital educational videos on many subjects (for streaming).
Bucks INTELECOM Online Resources Network Streaming educational videos in the social and behavioral sciences and STEM. (Note: videos are not viewable on an iPad or iPhone.)
Bucks JSTOR A full-text collection of scholarly journals in the arts and humanities.
Bucks LexisNexis Academic Citations and full-text information in five research categories: news, business, legal research, medicine, and general reference


Literature Criticism Online

Searchable database of articles from Gale's series of literary criticism reference books.

Bucks Literature Online Reference Edition (LION) Full-text collection of English and American literature featuring criticism, leading reference titles and biographies.

Media Education Foundation (MEF) Film Collection

Streaming documentary videos about “the social, political, and cultural impact of American mass media.”
Bucks MLA International Bibliography by Modern Language Association of America Literature, languages, linguistics, folklore and more. Available through EBSCOhost. See also MLA Directory of Periodicals.
All National Center for Biotechnology Information Entrez - cross-database search page. Includes PubMed, PubMed Central, and many more resources from the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health
Bucks Opposing Viewpoints in Context Provides information on social issues from diverging points of view.
Bucks Oxford Art Online All aspects of the visual arts from prehistory to the present
Bucks Oxford English Dictionary OED Online
Bucks Oxford Music Online Reference works for musicians
Bucks Project Muse Electronic books focused on political science and international social issues.
Bucks PsycARTICLES Database of psychology articles from the American Psychological Association.
Bucks PsychiatryOnline (DSM-IV-TR) DSM-IV-TR online, and other psychology resources.
Bucks Salem Literature Provides access to 17 reference works in literature for various authors.
Bucks ScienceDirect Searchable full-text collection of science journals.
Bucks Wall Street Journal Full text for Wall Street Journal articles published 1984 through today.
All of the above are available using any of the College computers.
From home, access to many of these resources is restricted to Bucks students, faculty and staff. Those with a current student/staff number can access databases from home through our EZ-Proxy Server.
See off campus access or call 215-968-8013 for more information.

What if it isn't FULL TEXT?!?!

Look up the journal title in the Electronic Resources A-Z List to see if full text is available in another database.


Look up the journal title in the Library Catalog to see if it is available in print.


Request an Interlibrary Loan: ILL

Government Publications Office Essential Titles List

See the full GPO essential list here.

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