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Hunter Library
Research Guides
Western Carolina University

A-Z Databases

Find the best library databases for your research.


New / Trial Databases

The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
Atlanta Constitution Historical This link opens in a new window
Alternate Name(s): Atlanta Journal Constitution
Digitized images of the major daily newspaper in the Atlanta area from 1886-1984.
Gale Digital Scholar Lab This link opens in a new window
The Gale Digital Scholar Lab is a platform for text analysis, data mining, and data visualization. Using Gale’s Primary Sources archive, you can build content, clean, and analyze it. The tools cover document clustering, Named Entity Recognition, Ngrams, parts of speech, sentiment analysis, and topic modeling. The researcher can upload their own documents as well.

To use this resource, you must login with your WCU credentials.
Global Plants This link opens in a new window
A database of over 3 million digitized plant specimens; includes images and information of plant specimens from herbaria around the world. Global Plants also contains partner-contributed reference works and primary sources, such as collectors’ correspondence and diaries, illustrations, and photographs.
HBS Core Curriculum This link opens in a new window
Includes close to 80 readings from Harvard Business Press’ “Core Curriculum.” The Core collection includes content, quizzes, and videos on foundational business concepts, with optional teaching notes to support classroom instruction.
HBS Student Success Package This link opens in a new window
Includes over 2,000 Harvard Business School case studies.
Libby by OverDrive This link opens in a new window
Access to popular and educational ebooks and audiobooks. Download the Libby app from Apple or Google or access on the web at Books can also be read on Kindles.
MLA Handbook This link opens in a new window
The ninth edition of the MLA Handbook is a textbook and reference guide that offers student writers and writing instructors guidance on creating works-cited-list entries in MLA style using the template of core elements. It features advice on punctuation, grammar, inclusive language, formatting research papers, and in-text citations. Includes an appendix of sample works-cited-list entries, illustrations, and an index.
RIA Checkpoint Edge This link opens in a new window
RIA database includes accounting and tax materials at the federal level, internal revenue code, and related news reporting. To save search history, create an account.