Catalogs and Databases

Smiley Library subscribes to many online catalogs and databases, providing access to full-text articles and citations from many different disciplines to students and faculty on and off campus. If you are not on the Fayette campus, you must provide your myCMU login information when prompted.

Please make sure all pop-up blockers and firewalls are turned off. These programs may block connectivity to databases.


QUEST Catalog: This catalog includes all materials owned by Smiley Memorial Library. It also contains University of Central Missouri, Missouri Valley College and State Fair Community College's library materials. Items can be requested from this catalog and will be received in 2-3 days.

MOBIUS Catalog: MOBIUS is a consortium of academic libraries with over 70 member colleges, universities, and public libraries in the state of Missouri and across the Midwest. Most materials in this catalog can be requested and delivered to Smiley Memorial Library or any other MOBIUS library. Items usually arrive in 3-5 days.  The MOBIUS catalog also contains a link to Prospector, the catalog of the Colorado Research Alliance, which also offers direct patron borrowing.

MOBIUS EBook Catalog: Search over 100,000 electronic books in all subject areas.  View the entire title online, or download to your mobile device. The Ebook catalog is fully integrated into the QUEST catalog.


General Reference Databases

Credo Reference: An innovative databases of major reference works, complete with keyword subject, and visual searching. Contains over 395 titles full-text consisting of an aggregate of 3.2 million entries all interconnected by millions of links.

ProQuest Central: Largest aggregated full-text database in the market today totaling more than 13,440 titles - with over 10,390 titles in full-text. It serves as the central resource for researchers at all levels in corporations. Contains specialty subject coverage in Business, Science & Technology, Health & Medicine, Newspapers, Religion, and Social Sciences.

Academic Search Elite: (EBSCOHost): A comprehensive database with over 2000 full-text journals from all disciplines.

Oxford English Dictionary: The OED is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words - past and present - from across the English-speaking world.


Lexis-Nexis: Includes articles in 5 areas: news, business, legal research, medical and general reference. All articles are full-text. This databases includes access to major papers from all over the world.

ProQuest Central News and Newspaper: This database's detailed indexing helps users quickly find the news information they need. Each issue of each newspaper is indexed thoroughly, so researchers have access to not only top news stories but also the information contained on the various sections of the papers.

New York Times Current Issues and Archive: This archive contains all content produced by the nation's pre-eminent newspaper since it began publishing in 1851.  Please contact the library for the login and password to the archive.

Subject Area Databases

Academic Search Elite: Academic institutions worldwide depend on this database as their core resource of scholarly information. Contains full text for more than 2,100 journals, Nearly 150 journals have PDF images dating back to 1985.

A to Z The World Link: A collection of information on countries around the world. Contains geographical, cultural and political information.  Great for country reports!

BioOne Complete: A database containing a unique set of high impact bioscience journals. All content is full-text.

CINAHL Plus with Full Text: A database of Nursing and Allied Health Literature provided by EBSCO. Some of the article indexed are full-text.

Consumer Health Complete - EBSCOhost: a comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support patients' information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. Consumer Health Complete provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.

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

Films on Demand: Outstanding content from Films for the Humanities & Sciences, ABC News, NBC News, PBS, BBC, National Geographic, The News Hour with Jim Lehrer, Bill Moyers, Shopware, The Open University, A&E, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Fred Friendly Seminars, Cambridge Educational, and many more. Programs from more than 700 producers are included. A separate login is required for this resource. Request a login.

FMG Archival Films and Newsreels Collection: A subset of Films on Demand which includes historic film reels and digitized archival films. A separate login is required for this resource. Request a login.

Forensic Science: Electronic, fully searchable access to Salem Science reference works on Forensic Science.

HeritageQuest Online: a comprehensive database of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s.

JSTOR Language and Literature: A collection of full-text, scholarly journals pertaining to all fields with language and literature. This database is an electronic collection of journals with coverage from the 1990's until 2007.

Learning Express Library: Learning Express is a practice test service that provides immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results.

Magill's Literary Annuals: Collections of book reviews and supplemental materials organized by year.

MasterFILE Premier: this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with full-text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags.

Musicians and Composers of the 20th Century: An electronic reference set, fully searchable and full-text, containing wide coverage of musicians and composers from the last 100 years.

Naxos Music Library: This collection is over 400,000 music file, available for streaming through your PC using a built in music player. Users can also create shareable playlists and access supporting documentation. Classical, folk, spoken word and popular music are all included in this database.

Oxford Music Online: Oxford Music Online is the gateway offering users the ability to access and cross-search multiple music reference resources in one location.

Pop Culture Universe: PCU is an authoritative, yet irresistible, digital library of information on American and world popular culture, past and present, in a package as dynamic as the topic it covers. Built on hundreds of award-winning titles for all levels of researchers, PCU provides a safe haven for investigating topics that appeal to students' without the bias, advertising, suggestive content, or questionable authorship of commercial or fan sites. All content is full-text and peer-reviewed and is produced by Greenwood Reference Services.

Reference USA: contains a wealth of business and job-hunting information, including company profiles, salary guidelines, demographic information and more.

Science Reference Center: a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content. This database contains full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.