Citation & Full-text databases

The following list of Databases are available to all Field Museum staff, associates, volunteers and students who are conducting research within the museum.


AATA Online: Abstracts of International Conservation Literature

Description: Free online database for professionals engaged in the conservation and management of material cultural heritage in all of its forms: works of art, cultural objects, architectural heritage, and archaeological sites and materials.


Academic Search Premier (click here for access outside the museum)

Description: A scholarly, full text database that indexes journals in the social sciences, humanities, general sciences, multicultural studies and education. The database includes full text for thousands of publications as well as images, for nearly every academic field of study.


BCIN (Bibliographic Database of the Conservation Information Network)

Description: Free bibliographic resource containing materials related to the conservation, preservation and restoration of cultural property.


Business Source Elite (click here for access outside the museum)

Description: Offers indexes and abstracts to journals in business, management, economics, finance and accounting. This database includes full text coverage dating back as far as 1985, with detailed company profiles for the world's 10,000 largest companies.


Directory of Open Access Journals

Description: Collection of free scientific & scholarly journals.


ERIC (click here for access outside the museum)

Description: ERIC, the Educational Resource Information Center, contains more than 2,200 digests along with references for additional information and citations and abstracts from over 1,000 educational and education-related journals.


HarpWeek, 1857-1913 (click here for access outside the museum)

Description: Searchable full text archives of Harper's Weekly covering the latter half of the nineteenth century and the early twentieth century.


Illinois Digital Sanborn Maps (click here for access outside the museum)

Description: Provides digitized maps for most cities and towns in Illinois. The large scale plans chart the growth and development of these communities.


Index to American Botanical Literature

Description: Contains entries dealing with various aspects of extant and fossil American plants and fungi, including systematics and floristics, morphology, and ecology, as well as economic botany and general botany (publications dealing with botanists, herbaria, etc.). "America" is defined in the broadest possible sense, encompassing land and marine plants and fungi from Greenland to Antarctica. The searchable database includes all those entries published in the Index since 1996, and thus includes botanical literature appearing since late 1995.


LISTA - Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts

Description: Index and abstracts of articles relating to: librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.


Newspaper Source (click here for access outside the museum)

Description: Newspaper Source provides selected full text for 25 national (U.S.) and international newspapers. The database also contains full text television & radio news transcripts, and selected full text for more than 260 regional (U.S.) newspapers. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.


Open Science Directory

Description: Free search tool for open access journals and journals in special programs for developing countries.


Regional Business News (click here for access outside the museum)

Description: This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. This database is updated on a daily basis.


SORA (Searchable Ornithological Research Archive)

Description: Free archive that provides access to an extensive Ornithological literature of international scope, and detailed material documenting the history of Ornithology in North America over the last 120 years.


World Wide Science

Description: A free global science gateway—accelerating scientific discovery and progress through a multilateral partnership to enable federated searching of national and international scientific databases and portals.