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A to Z Databases by Library Services: eBooks

William C. Jason Library provides access to a variety of research databases. This guide is designed as a one-stop-information resource to database research, ebooks, reference sources, AskRef, Post-a-Question and online catalog search tools.

What do you need to check out books and access library ejournals and ebooks?

Students, faculty and staff with valid ID cards:

To access Jason Library electronic resources you will need your DSU assigned D#.

If this is your first time using our databases, please fill out our PATRON FORM and wait for a confirmation e-mail from library staff to ensure that your library account is active. (If you believe you've set up your account a previous semester, call 302-857-6191 and library staff can check or renew your account.)

Please contact Circulation @ 302.857.6191 if your D number does not work.  Due to vendor licensing agreements,  access is restricted to Delaware State University students, faculty and staff.


Encyclopedia of Social Work  Social Work Encyclopedia contains four hundred subject entries and two hundred brief biographies of key figures in the history of social work. Clearly arranged in A-Z format, each article is fully cross-referenced and includes a select bibliography to guide interested readers to primary sources and the most important scholarly works on a given subject.





DSM-5® Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The latest edition of the most comprehensive resource used by health professionals, social workers, and forensic and legal specialists to diagnose and classify mental disorders.  It is the product of more than 10 years of effort by hundreds of international experts in all aspects of mental health.

EBSCOhost eBooks

EBSCOhost North American Academic Collection includes 120,000+ multidisciplinary eBooks and covers business, physical therapy, natural science, mathematics, education, agriculture, social work, and more...

Advances in Chemistry

The Advances in Chemistry series, is a high-quality, peer-reviewed book series. The library has access to 1949 – 1998 published content and special topics beyond the scope of the existing ACS journals.

ACS Symposium Series eBooks, are the high-quality, peer-reviewed materials that covers topics including agricultural and food chemistry, cellulose and renewable materials, chemical education, organic chemistry and polymer chemistry. Each chapter is authored by an expert in the field, and the collection of chapters edited by an internationally recognized leader in the field.  The library has access to 1974 - 2011; 2014.


ProQuest Digital Dissertation

ProQuest Digital Dissertation is the largest single repository of graduate dissertations and theses. The database collection contains original research that can often be the only source of information on a given topic.

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration provides a complete exploration of the prominent themes, events, and theoretical underpinnings of the movements of human populations from prehistory to the present day. It includes thematic interpretations and theories of migration, as well as the significant contemporary scientific discoveries and scholarly interpretations that have reshaped the way historians and social scientists analyze and map the past.

ProQuest new platform is ebook central ® provides authoritative, full-text e-books in a wide range of information and subject areas.  Currently William C. Jason Library has access to 172 electronic titles.



 Springer Open Access eBooks are freely and immediately available online at SpringerLink upon publication and are clearly labeled as 'open access'. They are accessible to anyone worldwide, which ensures distribution to the widest possible audience.

Project MUSE OA provides fully open access (OA) books from several distinguished university presses. The books are provided through the permission of their publishers and are freely available to libraries and users around the world.