Research Databases


ebrary -   is an online database of 46,000+ full-text, multidisciplinary, searchable e-books. The books are downloadable onto many e-readers, computers, and phones. Your Student ID (printer code #) is your ebrary ID. Refer to this ebrary info sheet for help in setting up an account and downloading ebooks onto various devices.


ebrary Tutorial & Quick Guide:

Bluefire  Reader APP for ebrary books:

Android App
iPhone/iPad App
Windows based computers


ProQuest Entrepreneurship is a web-based database with a wealth of information on starting your own business, the study and practice of entrepreneurship, and business-related information. It offers market research, company profiles, how-to guides and forms for developing business documents, annual reports, conferences and proceedings, market research documents, full-text journals and magazines, video clips, and business dissertations.


WGSN Fashion Network, now merged with Stylesight, provides information on the latest trends in the fashion and lifestyle industries. This site’s primary focus is on the fashion, design, apparel, style, and retail industries, with intersecting developments in consumer behavior, economic conditions, and the environment. WGSN also furnishes career information; interviews with top-level buyers, fashion show information, worldwide events, and four million browsable images. 


For WGSN Support click below: is the authority for news and trends in fashion, beauty, and retail industries. This site includes headlines and breaking news from all WWD publications, with comprehensive coverage of fashion week updates/show reviews for New York, Paris, Milan, and London fashion shows.  Sign up to receive WWD's Digital Daily using this LINK. (must use Wade College email)



research databases 



BASE is one of the world's most voluminous search engines for global academic open access web resources (Books, articles, theses, reports, etc.). BASE collects, normalises, and indexes these data. BASE provides more than 70 million scholarly documents from more than 3,400 sources, providing access to the full texts of about 70% of the indexed documents. 


Basic tutorial:

Advanced Tutorial:


 american fact finder


American FactFinder 2 American FactFinder is the Census Bureau’s online tool for accessing a wide variety of population, economic, geographic,and housing information about the United States. American FactFinder provides quick access to data from the Decennial Census, American CommunitySurvey, Puerto Rico Community Survey, Population Estimates Program, Economic Census, andAnnual Economic Surveys.


Tutorials, Guides and Help: 


 google scholar


Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research.


Also, please ask a librarian or click here for information on Remote Access PDF   to use these electronic resources while off campus.