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 publications as well as various online resources.  Come learn with us!

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

Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


EBSCO Research Databases:  Full text for periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, sciences, multicultural issues, and much more.  Includes full-text Consumer Reports articles.

Christian Resources: The Barna Group has been conducting and publishing faith statistics and articles in the United States for 30 years.

Resources by Concentration Area

Business and Human Rights Resource Center:  This site seeks responses from companies to allegations of misconduct, thus encouraging companies to address concerns raised by civil society while ensuring that our coverage is balanced.  This site is also one of the most efficient ways to find information about the exploitative practices of 4,000 businesses worldwide.  Users can begin searching by company name, issue, country, or topic.

Criminal Justice

National Institute of Justice publications:  Over 6,000 documents, reports, and interviews either published or sponsored by the National Institute of Justice.  Users can also filter topics by categories such as community policing, crime mapping, and digital forensics, among others.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts Database: The NCJRS Abstracts Database contains summaries 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:  Online reports on crime from 1995 to the present.

WEX Cornell Law Dictionary:  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 the data collections:

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

Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ): The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is the leading federal agency charged with improving the safety and quality of America's healthcare 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.

Sports Management

Sports Business Daily:  Online journal containing information about marketing, promotion, and management tips.

Online Learning for Sport Management:  A website that is dedicated to students and teachers who are in need of information about sports management.

General reference

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies:  The state's largest freestanding facility dedicated to the study of Arkansas.  Online resources include databases relating to Arkansas during the Civil War, both World Wars, and the Korean War, as well as many other eras.

Arkansas Legal Services Online:  This site provides information, resources, and links that can assist individuals in locating legal assistance.  Included on this site are user-friendly forms.

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, both current and historical.

Occupational Information Network:  A replacement for the Dictionary of Occupational Titles, the OIN contains hundreds of occupational definitions to help students, job seekers, businesses, and the general workforce.

Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives:  A branch of the Arkansas State Archives, the mission of the Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives (SARA) is to collect and preserve primary and secondary source materials pertaining to the history of southwest Arkansas and its people, and to serve as a resource center for historical research focusing on the unique history, culture, and heritage of the area.

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL):  Resources on how to write and format using various style guides, including step-by-step assistance with MLA, APA, and Chicago (Turabian) formatting.


Library Handbook