Category Archives: Databases

New Streaming Music Collection

5 top reasons to check our new database, Music Online, that supports teaching and learning @ Longwood:

1)      Coverage in breadth and depth across all the key musical genres, such as classical, jazz, world, popular, and American

2)      High audio streaming quality and unique recordings

3)      Mobile access: stream to your mobile device/smartphone

4)      Custom playlists: create, annotate, and share playlists

5)      Permanent urls : all albums, tracks, clips, and playlists can be cited on permanent URLs.

Ten of the Library’s databases have moved to a new interface.


H.W. Wilson was purchased by EBSCO; therefore, the ten Wilson databases listed below are now available through the EBSCOhost/EDS platform.  You may access these databases through the Library’s A-Z Database List or directly on the Library’s home page using  the Library’s “one-stop” search interface. Either way you search, you will have access to all of the content formerly accessed through Wilson and the citation management features of the EBSCO platform.

The following databases affected by this transition are:

Wilson Biography Plus Illustrated has transformed into a new Biography Reference Center.  This new resource offers full-text biographies of more than 30 genre categories, including actors, authors, composers, explorers, figures relevant to U.S. & world history,  current world leaders and many others.


New Streaming Video Collection for Faculty and Students


Faculty: Looking for online/streaming video that can be watched by your students at their convenience but ties the course content and the classroom discussion together? Working on online course design and need streaming videos?

Students: Looking for an online video to include in your class presentation or a lesson plan?

If your answer is yes, then try Films on Demand, the Library’s new educational multi-disciplinary digital library!

Please go to the Library’s home page >Find Articles>Databases A-Z>Films on Demand to find what you need.

Take Three Databases for a Test Drive!

Up to marketing research? Please give  AtoZ databases a try. This database provides comprehensive coverage on businesses and households in the U.S.



Would you like to develop interactive thematic maps and reports using thousands of demographic, business, and marketing data variables? Test SimplyMap 2.0.


How about 3D Anatomy for speech language pathology, sports injuries. surgeries, and other medical topics?


For more information about these databases, please go to Database Trials guide.

PsycTESTS and PsycTHERAPY on Trial!

The Library has a 30 day trial to two new Psychology databases. PsycTESTS provides access to psychological tests, measures, scales, and other assessments as well as descriptive and administrative information. The database offers links to a variety of materials describing tests in peer-reviewed literature, technical reports, and dissertations as well as links to related peer-reviewed literature describing test development, review, and use. PsycTherapy includes more than 300 videos featuring therapy demonstrations showing clinicians working with individuals, couples, and families. Please try out both and let us know what you think about PsycTESTS and PsycTHERAPY.


Try Out Films on Demand!

VIVA institutions are offering a 30-day free trial of Films on Demand streaming video. Films on Demand is a web-based digital video library delivery service that allows you to view streaming videos from Films for the Humanities & Sciences, PBS, BBC, and many other channels. This service makes it easier to incorporate various educational programs into Blackboard and other distance learning courseware. Please go to the Films on Demand guide page for instructions to search and view films and  provide us with your feedback.


Janet D. Greenwood Library Introduces OneSearch

Have you ever wanted to look for journal articles AND books from a single search box? The Greenwood Library invites you to try our newest product,

EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) “one-stop” search interface.

What is it?

A single interface to search most of the Library’s electronic and print collections: books, articles, and more. In addition, One Search:

  • Provides users with a seamless search experience
  • Uses the EBSCOhost search platform and offers familiar EBSCOhost features
  • Searches all EBSCOhost databases, JSTOR and several other journal collections
  • Includes many but not all of the Library’s electronic books
  • Searches the Library’s catalog, including CDs & DVDs

Simply use the OneSearch search box on the Library’s website.

Click here for more information about this exciting new research tool.

Contemporary Women’s Issues

Contemporary Women’s Issues is back after a brief hiatus and change in vendors. This multidisciplinary, full-text resource brings together relevant content from mainstream periodicals, “gray” literature, and the alternative press — with a focus on the critical issues and events that influence women’s lives in more than 190 countries. For similar  resources available through the Greenwood Library, see the Women’s and Gender Studies Research Guide.

Contemporary Women’s Issues is provided by VIVA (Virtual Library of Virginia), the consortium of nonprofit academic libraries within the Commonwealth of Virginia. Members include all of Virginia’s state-assisted colleges and universities, as well as 33 private, nonprofit institutions and the Library of Virginia.

Looking for a video about American history?

The newly acquired database American History in Video is just right for you!  It provides more than 5,000 streaming videos and searchable transcripts of documentaries from Biography, The History Channel, A&E, PBS, Bullfrog Films and more, as well as United News and Universal newsreels. Many of the videos are also listed in the library catalog.

Take a break and browse these videos by historical events, people or places.

American History in Video is provided by VIVA (Virtual Library of Virginia), the consortium of nonprofit academic libraries within the Commonwealth of Virginia. Members include all of Virginia’s state-assisted colleges and universities, as well as 33 private, nonprofit institutions and the Library of Virginia.

New History Primary Source Databases

The Greenwood Library has purchased five digital collections of primary documents relevant to history, political science, sociology, and military science.

Two new Civil War archives complement the Civil War: Newspaper Perspective from Accessible Archives:

Three collections from Gale Cengage’s Archives Unbound offer full-text primary sources on a variety of topics: