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Library Catalog

To find books, media, and other materials, search the Mikkelsen Library Catalog

Call numbers by floor:

A-C  Lower Level

D-E   Main Level

F-Z   Upper Level



Dependable and cost-free electronic books for the Augustana community!

  • EBSCO e-books
    A collection of e-books focused on dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, and reference books covering a variety of topics.
  • CREDO Reference
    A full-text online reference service, CREDO contains dictionaries, bilingual dictionaries, thesauri, encyclopedias, quotations and atlases, plus a wide range of subject-specific titles covering everything from art to accountancy, science to Shakespeare and law to literature.
  • ebrary Academic Complete e-books
    A growing and changing collection of 70,000+ e-books in many different academic subject areas including business, education, history, life sciences, medicine, psychology, religion and social sciences.
  • Oxford English Dictionary
    The definitive record of English language development, OED traces the evolution of more than 600,000 words over the last 1,500 years through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of sources.

General Databases

  • Academic Search Premier
    A multi-disciplinary database with full text in many topics including the social sciences, humanities, general science, education and most areas of academic study.
  • ProQuest
    Search a comprehensive file of periodicals for a broad range of subject areas including arts, business, children, education, general interest, health, humanities, international, law, military, multicultural, psychology, sciences, social sciences, and women's interests.
  • Lexis Nexis Academic
    Full text articles, documents, and other materials from newspapers, business and trade journals, general interest magazines, company reports, legal and tax documents.

Communication Databases

These are the best specialized databases for your work in Communications.

  • Communication & Mass Media Complete
    Provides coverage of more than 500 journals in the communication and mass media fields, including full-text for more than 230 journals.
  • CQ Electronic Library
    CQEL provides access to the full-text of CQ Weekly and CQ Researcher
  • SIRS Issues Researcher
    A general reference database containing full-text articles exploring social, scientific, health, historic, business, economic, political and global issues.
  • Points of View Reference Center
    Provids access to controversial topical essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. Essays provide questions and materials for further thought and study and are accompanied by thousands of supporting articles from the world's top political and societal publications.
  • Sage Journals Online
    Provides access to some of the most popular peer-reviewed journals in Communication Studies, Criminology, Education, Health Sciences, Management & Organization Studies, Materials Science, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Urban Studies & Planning

Journal Finder

Type in the title of the journal, magazine, or newspaper here:

This will locate full-text and library holdings for journals, magazines and newspapers.

Government Documents


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