Integrative Curriculum

by Christian S. Pham last modified 2017-08-10T11:30:18-04:00

Adam Griggs and Kristen Bailey are Research Services librarians in Macon who work with the Integrative Program; They will be glad to answer your questions about research, instruction or the library's collections. You can contact them by e-mail or phone, or visit them in person at the Tarver Library. You can find their contact information to the right.

Integrative Courses, by their very nature, involve a wide variety of subject areas. In addition to this subject guide, We encourage you to use the subject guides on the Research Guides & Tutorials page - there are a lot of great resources out there! 

General Databases

  1. Discovery - an EBSCO service allowing you to search multiple databases and the library catalog simultaneously. This service is made available to us through GALILEO, Georgia Library Learning Online, an initiative of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.
  2. Research Library (ProQuest) - a general database providing access to scholarly journals and general magazines, many of which are available in full text. This database is not included in Discovery.
  3. JSTOR - provides access to complete back files of core journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. NOTE: JSTOR is primarily useful for locating older articles. This is due to an agreement with publishers where JSTOR typically does not provide full text coverage for the most recent 2 to 5 years, in exchange for complete archival access. This database is included in Discovery.
  4. CQ Researcher — Coverage of political and social issues, with reports on topics in health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the U.S. economy.

Natural and Social Science Databases

  1. ScienceDirect (Elsevier) — Citations and some full text to high quality science journals published by Elsevier. Access is on a rolling basis so coverage will be for the current 5-7 years depending upon the title. This database is included in Discovery.
  2. Science (ProQuest) — With coverage dating back to 1986, ProQuest Science Journals features over 1030 titles, with more than 760 available in full text.
  3. Social Science (ProQuest) — Covers many topics including addiction studies, urban studies, family studies, and international relations.
  4. Sociological Collection (EBSCO) — Provides information on all areas of sociology, including social behavior, human tendencies, interaction, relationships, community development, culture and social structure.

Humanities Databases

  1. America: History and Life (EBSCO) — Contains journal citations on the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. It includes indexing for 1700 English language historical journals, including selected local history journals. The database also includes citations to dissertations and book reviews in American and Canadian history. (This resource is made available to the Mercer community by the Bruce Bell Rabun Memorial Library Fund created by his brother Dr. James Z. Rabun.)
  2. MLA International Bibliography (EBSCO) — Index of literature, languages, linguistics, literary theory and criticism, dramatic arts, and folklore from over 4,400 journals and serials, as well as books, essay collections, working papers, proceedings, dissertations, and bibliographies.
  3. Arts & Humanities (ProQuest) — Includes hundreds of titles covering Art, Architecture, Design, History, Philosophy, Music, Literature, Theatre and Cultural Studies.
  4. Literature Online (ProQuest) — An online resource for the study and teaching of literature in English. It combines the texts of over 355,000 literary works with a vast library of key criticism and reference resources. The essential criticism and reference resources, including an ever-growing library of full-text journals and author biographies, helps keep you up to date on the latest research into every aspect of literary and linguistic study.
  5. ARTstor Digital Library — This resource provides over 1.5 million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences with an accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research. Please reference the Terms and Conditions for information on how to responsibly use the images in this collection.
  6. Oxford Art Online — Provides online access to the entire text of the 34-volume Dictionary of Art plus newly-commissioned articles. The database includes over 45,000 articles on every aspect of the visual arts from prehistory through the present. Through an alliance with The Bridgeman Art Library, the database offers access to over 130,000 searchable images.
  7. NAXOS Music Library — Naxos Music Library is a vast online classical music library, offering streaming access to tens of thousands of CDs. The library offers the complete Naxos and Marco Polo catalogues plus the complete catalogues or selected titles from over 378 classical, jazz and world music labels with more labels joining every month. Classic pop and rock music as well as Chinese orchestral music are also represented.
  8. CAMIO (Catalog of Art Museum Images Online) — Provides online access to high-quality art images from around the world contributed and described by leading museums, all rights-cleared for educational use. Every work in CAMIO is represented by at least one high-resolution image and a description. Many have additional views of the work, sound, video and curatorial notes.
  9. Arts of the United States — Over 4000 images of works important to the study of the history of art in the United States. Pieces include architecture, decorative arts, painting, sculpture, graphic arts, photography, and stage and costume design as well as Native American art and artifacts.