Scholarly Resources

Francis Grubbs Library

Welcome to the Francis Grubbs Library. Here you will find information about our library, links for various databases and helpful tools. Our library currently houses over 36,000 publication. Come take a look and see if something sparks your interest.

Librarian: Ms. Julie Hart

Location: The Francis Grubbs Library is currently located on the first floor of the Champion building.

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.


Each student is required to obtain an E-card from the Garland County LIbrary.  The E-card is free, and will allow access to all online databases subscribed to by the library.  You will need to use your local college address to obtain the E-card. 

Click Here for instruction on getting an E-Card from the Garland County Library. E-cards are free and offer digital resources, research, databases, and student portal.


Textbook List for fall 2017.  Here you will find the required textbook for your class.


Using Primary Sources on the Web

This brief guide from the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association, is designed to provide students and researchers with information to help them evaluate the internet sources and the quality of primary materials that can be found online.

ProQuest Central Periodical Resource →

full text for periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. Includes full-text Consumer Reports articles.

Ask A Librarian →

E-mail the Garland County Library with your questions at any time, day or night. We will answer within two business days.

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies →

The state’s largest free-standing facility dedicated to the study of Arkansas. Online resources include databases relating to Arkansas in the Civil War,WWI, WWII, Korean War, as well as others.

EBSCO Research Databases →

Free databases from Ebsco include full-text American Doctoral Dissertations, and European Views of the Americas, to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750, among others.

LiveBinders Research Guides →

An online digital organizer

Arkansas History Commission →

The gateway to the Arkansas State Archives. The catalog may be searched here, as well as the digital archives.

Arkansas Legal Services Online →

This site provides information, resources and links that can assist you in helping to find the legal assistance you need. Included on this site are simple and fillable forms.

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) →

Resources on how to write various types of papers, including MLA and APA formatting.

U.S. Census →

the leading source of quality data about the nation’s people and economy.

The Black Past →

The Online Reference Guide to African American History

PCL Map Collection at University of Texas →

Includes more than 250,000 maps, current and historical

Occupational Information Network →

Took the place of the  Dictionary of Occupational Titles. It contains hundreds of occupational definitions to help students, job seekers, businesses and workforce

Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives →

Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives →


Resources by Concentration Area


Business and Human Rights Resource Center

The site does seek responses from companies to allegations of misconduct: thus ensuring that our coverage is balanced and encouraging companies to address concerns raised by civil society. This site is one of the fastest ways to find information about the exploitive practices of 4000 businesses worldwide, which would be difficult to locate by other means. Users can begin searching by company name, issue, country, or topic.

Accounting, Tax & Business Periodicals [ProQuest Central]

Information on  accounting policies and standards, state and national tax legislation, corporate and individual taxation, compensation and pension plans, and corporate financial management, as well as profiles of accounting firms, CPAs, and management consulting firms. Accessible through Garland County library Gateway with e-card.

ABI/INFORM Collection [ProQuest Central]

Information on company research (profiles / annual reports); market research (industry, market& commodity reports), current business & economic conditions as well as identifying management techniques & corporate strategies.Accessible through Garland County library Gateway with e-card.

Asian& European Business Collection [ProQuest Central]

Covers Asian (Eastern Hemisphere) business and financial information from key international publications including Far Eastern Economic Review, Asia week, and many more.. Accessible through Garland County library Gateway with e-card.

Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice Database [ProQuest Central]

Comprehensive collection of U.S. and international criminal justice journals including information for professionals in law enforcement, corrections administration, drug enforcement, rehabilitation, family law, and industrial security . Accessible through Garland County library Gateway with e-card.

Provides legal information, lawyer profiles and a community to help you make the best legal decisions

National Institute of Justice publications

Over 6000 documents, reports, and interviews either published by the National Institute of Justice or sponsored by them. There is a Topical Collections link at the left to narrow down to topics such as Community Policing, Crime Mapping, and Digital Forensics, among many others.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts Database

The NCJRS Abstracts Database contains SUMMARIES (not full articles) of the more than 195,000 criminal justice, juvenile justice, and substance abuse resources housed in the NCJRS Library collection

Uniform Crime Reports/Crime in the United States

1995 to the present online.

Wex is a free legal dictionary and encyclopedia sponsored and hosted by the Legal Information Institute at the Cornell Law School. Wex entries are collaboratively created and edited by legal experts.

Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics online

Established in 1972, the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) is a federally funded resource offering justice and drug-related information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide.

National Archive of Criminal Justice Data

NACJD provides the following services to assist those using our data collections.

  • The identification of appropriate criminological and criminal justice data collections on specific topics.
  • Custom subsetting of selected data files through our online Survey Documentation and Analysis.
  • Assistance with the retrieval and use of files obtained from the archive.

Health Sciences

Family Health Database [ProQuest Central]

Covers subjects of value in the public library context – from sports injuries to women’s health, from food and nutrition to midwifery, from eye care to dentistry. Accessible through Garland County library Gateway with e-card.

Health and Medical Collection  [ProQuest Central]

Provides information on all major clinical and healthcare disciplines, including medical sciences, immunology, pharmacology, nursing, physical fitness and hygiene, surgery, and others. Accessible through Garland County library Gateway with e-card.

Health Management Database [ProQuest Central]

Provides reliable and relevant resources for researchers studying the field of health administration.Accessible through Garland County library Gateway with e-card.

Nursing & Allied Health Source [ProQuest Central]

Provides users with reliable healthcare information covering nursing, allied health, alternative and complementary medicine, and much more, as well as meeting the needs of researchers at healthcare facilities as well as nursing and allied health programs at academic institutions. Accessible through Garland County library Gateway with e-card.

Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ)

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is the lead Federal agency charged with improving the safety and quality of America’s health care system.  AHRQ develops the knowledge, tools, and data needed to improve the health care system and help Americans, health care professionals, and policymakers make informed health decisions.

Sport Management

Sports Business Daily 

On-line journal that contains information about marketing, promotion, and management tips.

Human Kinetics

Human Kinetics contains educational information about the aspects of Sport Management.

Online Learning for Sport Management

A website that is dedicated to students and teachers who are in need of information about Sport Management.

Educational Resource

A website that is dedicated to students and teachers who are in need of information about Sport Management.

Health Management Database [ProQuest Central]

This database offers reliable, comprehensive journals in the field of health management.




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