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The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
BSU Discovery This link opens in a new window
Alternate Name(s) Primo VE

BSU Discovery, which replaces EBSCO OneSearch, will streamline search functions and your access to local resources and scholarly research. The new BSU discovery service allows better access and management of the Library’s print, electronic, and improved discovery of items across all State-wide institutions. You will see a new, more modern look and improved user experience.

Other features include:

Faster: Save time by searching nearly all the library’s collections or make a request from another library in one simple search.

More Discovery: Explore and learn through virtual title browsing and citation trails. Find open access and peer reviewed resources more easily.

Personalized Search Experience: Log in to save your favorite searches. Mark items for later use and easily export records to citation management systems.

Mobile-friendly: The user interface allows researchers to perform all functions using their mobile device.

HistoryMakers Digital Archive This link opens in a new window
Alternate Name(s) HistoryMakers, History Makers, History Maker
An easy-to-use online database of thousands of African Americans from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences. The collection currently contains 2,701 video oral history interviews accessible on the digital archive for in-person, virtual, and hybrid classroom use. The HistoryMakers Digital Archive provides high-quality video content, fully searchable transcripts, and unique content from individuals.
SAGE Business Cases Complete Collection This link opens in a new window

A robust digital collection of business cases tailored to library and instruction needs—providing faculty, students, and researchers with unlimited access to more than 5,500 authoritative cases from over 120 countries. Sage curates interdisciplinary cases on in-demand subjects such as entrepreneurship, accounting, healthcare management, leadership, sustainability, and more.

SAGE Research Methods Core This link opens in a new window

The ultimate methods library with more than 1000 books, reference works, journal articles, and instructional videos by world-leading academics from across sciences, including the largest collection of qualitative methods books available online from any scholarly publisher. The site is designed to guide users to the content they need to learn a little or a lot about their methods. The methods Map can help those less familiar with research methods to find the best technique to use in their research. 

Social Work Abstracts This link opens in a new window

Offers extensive coverage of social work and human services journals dating back to 1965. Researchers, students, and practitioners seeking scholarly and professional perspectives will find Social Work Abstracts to be an indispensable resource. Subjects include addictions, child and family welfare, civil and legal rights, education, human services, mental health, therapy, etc

Wall Street Journal This link opens in a new window
Alternate Name(s) WSJ
Students, faculty and staff at Bowie State University can activate their complimentary subscription by visiting Those who currently pay for an existing WSJ subscription may call 1-800-JOURNAL and mention they are switching to their school-sponsored subscription. Partial refunds will be made.