Over 9,000 cross-referenced and cited articles and research updates covering scientific topics, more than 110,000 definitions from the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, and a study center including study guides and essay topics.

Britannica Online
15,000 entries and thousands of visual aids providing information on a variety of subjects, as well as access to World Data Analyst, Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, and Britannica’s Web’s Best Sites. Provided by BadgerLink (may be limited to Wisconsin users.)

eBook Central (formerly eBrary)
Many resources for business and economics, language and literature, history, medicine and religion, as well as resources covering other subject areas.

EBSCO E-book Academic Collection and EBSCO E-book Collection
Check boxes next to collection titles and click “Continue” to view both collections at the same time. Strongest collections include theology, business and economics, history, psychology, social sciences, political science, and literature and criticism, in addition to information on other topics.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Includes History in Dispute series, Scribner Writers Online series, New Catholic Encyclopedia, Melton’s Encyclopedia of American Religions, Encyclopedia of Philosophy, International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, and Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film, as well as other resources.

Access to American Psychiatric Publishing resources including journal articles and topic overviews, featuring full text access to electronic books including the DSM-IV-TR Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry, Textbook of Psychotherapeutic Treatments, Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology, Textbook of Traumatic Brain Injury, and more.

SAGE Knowledge
Access to electronic encyclopedias and handbooks included in the SAGE Reference collection, including resources for psychology, sociology, counseling, criminal justice, and research methods (SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research in Psychology, SAGE Handbook of Quantitative Methods in Psychology, Encyclopedia of Research Design, etc.).


Need Help?

Please ask for assistance at the Reference Desk. From off campus, call 920.923.8096 or submit the online Ask A Reference Librarian form.

For online help using our databases, check out our Database Guides and Tutorials page.  Subject specific tutorials are available via Marian Online 2.  Your username is the first part of your Marian University email address — i.e. everything before “”  Your password is your Marian University email password.

For information on accessing databases from off-campus, see the Off-Campus Access page.