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ACADEMIC SEARCH COMPLETE Comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database covering all academic areas of study.

ACM DIGITAL LIBRARY (Association for Computing Machinery) Articles and newsletters from ACM journal and conference proceedings.

AFRICAN-AMERICAN POETRY, 1760-1900 Full-text poems by African-American poets of the 18th and 19th centuries.

AFRICAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE African American Experience (AAE) has the widest depth and breadth of information available of any online database collection on African American history and culture.

AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE COLLECTION Contains full-text journals in the agricultural sciences with coverage from 1970 to the present.

ALT HEALTHWATCH Complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.

AMERICA: HISTORY AND LIFE History and culture of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present.

AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY Peer-reviewed journals and magazines of the American Chemical Society.

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT American Government provides a complete, multifaceted examination of the foundations of our government and political system. This database explains how the historical origins and structure of American government affects current issues and compares the political and economic systems of the United States to those of other countries.

AMERICAN HISTORY American History is a comprehensive source of information that provides scholarly essays that illuminate the intricacies of American politics, science, culture, philosophy, and economics. From the Civil War to Woodstock, this authoritative database explores the ongoing development of the United States, putting past events in context with modern times.

AMERICAN HISTORY IN VIDEO Rich online video collection of documentary, newsreel, and archival footage on American history.

AMERICAN INDIAN EXPERIENCE American Indian Experience (AIE) is an invaluable digital resource that provides in-depth historical accounts and cultural information about the indigenous peoples of North America.

AMERICAN MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY Publications by the American Mathematical Society.

AMERICAN POETRY Works of influential American poets, from the Colonial period to the early twentieth century.

ANNUAL REVIEWS OF THE BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES State-of-the-art reports by experts on the current scholarship in the biomedical sciences.

ANNUAL REVIEWS OF THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES State-of-the-art reports by experts on the current scholarship in the physical sciences.

ANNUAL REVIEWS OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES State-of-the-art reports by experts on the current scholarship in the social sciences.

APA STYLE AID Includes examples of in text citations, reference page citations and paper formatting in APA style, based on Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed., 2010.

AQUATIC SCIENCE COLLECTION Contains full-text journals in the aquatic sciences, with coverage from 1960 to the present.

ASSOCIATES PROGRAM SOURCE Designed for community college curriculums. Covers accounting, agricultural sciences, child care, cosmetology, culinary arts, food service management, graphic arts, hospitality management, plumbing, heating & air conditioning, veterinary technology, welding and more.

ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE COLLECTION Contains full-text journals in meteorology and the atmospheric sciences, with coverage from 1974 to the present.




BIBLIOTHECA SACRA A product of Dallas Theological Seminary, Bibliotheca Sacra holds articles in theology, Bible exposition, ministry, and current issues written by respected theologians to enhance the experience of studying the Bible.

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE COLLECTION Contains full-text journals in the biological sciences, with coverage from 1982 to the present. It provides access to literature from serials, conference proceedings, technical reports, monographs and selected books and patents.

BIOONE Journals and bulletins published by American Institute of Biological Sciences member societies and related organizations.

BOOKS IN PRINT Bibliographic database on all U.S. books in print. Also includes audio and video titles.

BUSINESS SOURCE COMPLETE Scholarly business journals as far back as 1886. Includes industry, market research, company and country reports.

CIAO (COLUMBIA INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS ONLINE) Covers theory and research in international affairs. Includes journal abstracts, conference proceedings, working papers, policy briefs, economic indicators, maps and country data.

CINAHL Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health database; authoritative coverage of literature related to nursing and allied health.

COMMUNICATION & MASS MEDIA COMPLETE Journal articles in communication and mass media.

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLECTION Contains full-text journals and offers comprehensive coverage of computer science topics, ranging from computer security to web commerce with coverage from 1981 to the present.

COMPUTERS & APPLIED SCIENCES COMPLETE Articles covering research and development of computing and applied sciences disciplines.

CONGRESSIONAL UNIVERSE Information published by and about the United States Congress. Includes hearing transcripts, bills, reports, public laws, Federal Register, Code of Federal Regulations and current U.S. Code.

CONSUMER HEALTH COMPLETE Consumer-oriented health content, including health reference books and encyclopedias, reports, medical images and diagrams, videos, pamphlets, and periodicals.

CONTEMPORARY WOMEN'S ISSUES Multidisciplinary, full-text database that focuses on critical issues and events that influence women's lives in more than 190 countries.

CQ RESEARCHER In-depth reports on political and social issues, each 12,000-word report is investigated and written by a seasoned journalist.

CRC HANDBOOK OF CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS Online version of the classic Handbook; a concise source of data needed by R&D professionals, engineers, and students.

CRCNETBASE Online, searchable collection of reference works published by CRC Press, Auerbach, and Chapman & Hall.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE COLLECTION Reference works covering law and public affairs.

DAILY LIFE THROUGH HISTORY Daily Life through History explores ordinary life through time and across the globe, bringing the past to life through details that turn flat descriptions of historical characters into human beings that today's students can relate to.

DISSERTATIONS AND THESES FULL-TEXT Official digital dissertations archive for the Library of Congress. Full-text for most dissertations since 1997.




EBOOKS ON EBSCOHOST Shared collection of academic e-books from major university, trade and professional publishers. -- (formerly NETLIBRARY)

EBSCOHOST Use EBSCOhost's main menu to choose from over 30 EBSCO databases.

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ECONLIT Bibliographic coverage of economics-related literature.

ECONOMIA Y NEGOCIOS Articles on business and economics from Spanish and Portuguese-language periodicals. (in Spanish)

EDUCATION RESEARCH COMPLETE Journal articles, books, and conference papers covering education research. Includes all levels of education from early childhood to higher education.

ENGLISH POETRY Contains poems in English from Anglo-Saxon times to the end of the nineteenth century by writers from the British Isles.

ENGLISH VERSE DRAMA Contains named and anonymous works, from the Shrewsbury Fragments of the late thirteenth century, through the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods, to the end of the nineteenth century.

ENVIRONMENT COMPLETE Articles and monographs on agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine and freshwater science, and other environmental fields.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE COLLECTION Contains full-text journals in the environmental sciences with coverage from 1967 to the present.

ERIC Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education; provides extensive access to educational-related literature.

EUROMONITOR - RESEARCH MONITOR Euromonitor - Research Monitor, online is a collection of 10,000 market reports on market trends & headlines, largest segmentation, companies & their brands, five year value sales forecast, and market shares for 80 countries.

EUROPEAN VIEWS OF THE AMERICAS: 1493-1750 Comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. Covers history of European exploration as well as portrayals of Native American peoples.




FACTIVA A product of Dow Jones. Provides full-text of over 10,000 magazine, journals, local, national and international newspapers and news wires. Allows users to conduct in-depth research on companies, industries, regional affairs, and news.

FIAF (INTERNATIONAL INDEX TO FILM PERIODICALS) Includes academic and popular film journals, including full-text content from over 50 journals.

FILMS ON DEMAND Provides access to thousands of streaming educational videos provided by the Films Media Group. Watch from anywhere you have Internet service, 24 hours a day.

FIRSTSEARCH Catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide.

FUENTE ACADEMICA Scholarly Spanish language journals. A multi-disciplinary database covering many academic subjects. (in Spanish)

GALE VIRTUAL REFERENCE LIBRARY Database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

GENERAL REFERENCE CENTER GOLD General interest database including articles from newspapers, reference books, and periodicals. Covers current events, popular culture, business and industry, arts and sciences, sports, and more.

GREENFILE Focuses on the relationship between human beings and the environment, with topics ranging from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond. Includes scholarly articles, general interest articles, and government reports.

HARPWEEK (HARPER'S WEEKLY) 1857-1877 Searchable and fully indexed illustrated newspaper from the Civil War and Reconstruction periods.

HEALTH SOURCE: CONSUMER EDITION Consumer health information on topics including medical sciences, nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Full-text from magazines, pamphlets, and reference books.

HEALTH SOURCE: NURSING/ACADEMIC EDITION Articles focusing on medical disciplines, particularly nursing and allied health. Features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers drug patient education sheets.

HIGHWIRE PRESS Internet imprint of the Stanford University Libraries. Provides access to journals in the sciences and medicine.

HISTORICAL ABSTRACTS Covers history of the world since 1450 (excluding United States and Canada).

HISTORY REFERENCE CENTER History reference books, encyclopedias, history magazines, historical documents, biographies and historical photos, maps and other images.

HOSPITALITY & TOURISM COMPLETE Covers scholarly research and industry news relating to hospitality and tourism. Subjects include: culinary arts, demographics & statistics, food & beverage management, hospitality law, hotel management, leisure & business travel, market trends, and technology.

HUMANITIES INTERNATIONAL COMPLETE Journals, books, and other resources in the humanities.




IEEE XPLORE DIGITAL LIBRARY Quality technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics. Contains documents from IEEE and publishing partners.

INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS JOURNALS Full-text access to IOP journals published since 1996 where available, and access to IOP's 2004 Historic Archive 1874-1994.

ISSUES: UNDERSTANDING CONTROVERSY AND SOCIETY Understanding Controversy and Society helps students develop an in-depth understanding of how society shapes and is shaped by controversy. Issues addresses more than 200 of today's most significant social issues, compiling information in more than 3,500 articles and 7,500 multimedia primary sources.

ISSUES & CONTROVERSIES Factual analysis of controversial topics, with clear explanations of opposing points of view. Also includes chronologies, illustrations, maps, tables, sidebars, and bibliographies.

JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY CRIMINAL JUSTICE This journal focuses on a critical issue in contemporary criminal justice on a variety of critical issues in criminal justice today include; organized crime, community policing, gangs, white-collar crime, and excessive police force.

JOURNAL OF DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY This journal presents the latest diagnostic techniques and interpretation methods, case reports, research applications, and the newest hardware/software technologies and equipment in a variety of specialty areas, including abdominal, breast, echocardiography, neurosonology, Ob/Gyn, and vascular sonography.

JOURNAL OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT Publishes original, innovative, and timely articles describing research or practice in the fields of homeland security and emergency management. JHSEM publishes not only peer-reviewed articles, but also news and communiques from researchers and practitioners, as well as book/media reviews.

JSTOR Database of scholarly, full-text articles in Arts & Sciences and Life Sciences.

LATINO AMERICAN EXPERIENCE Comprehensive, informative, and now even easier to use, Latino American Experience (LAE) is the latest version of the first-ever database dedicated to the history and culture of Latinos�the largest, fastest growing minority group in the United States.

LEGAL COLLECTION Articles from scholarly law journals. Includes law and legal topics such as criminal justice, international law, federal law, organized crime, medical, labor and human resources, ethics, and the environment.

LIBRARY, INFORMATION SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY ABSTRACTS (LISTA) Journals, books, research reports and proceedings on librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.

LITERATURE ONLINE (LION) A searchable library of over 350,000 works of poetry, prose and drama in English, together with criticism and reference resources including full-text journals, the Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature, biographies and more.

LITERATURE RESOURCE CENTER Biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline.

MAGILLONLITERATURE PLUS Literary works, critical analyses, brief plot summaries, biographies, and author essays.

MAJOR 21ST-CENTURY WRITERS Biographical, critical, and bibliographical information on influential authors at the turn of the 21st century.

MASTERFILE PREMIER Multidisciplinary database covering subject areas of general interest. Includes reference books, biographies, primary source documents, and an image collection of photos, maps and flags.

MATERIALS SCIENCE COLLECTION Materials science related full-text articles; access to millions of indexed charts, figures, graphs, maps, and tables from scholarly research and technical literature; and bibliographic coverage of literature on metallurgy, ceramics, polymers, and composites used in engineering applications.

MATHSCINET Access to Mathematical Reviews and Current Mathematical Publications. Reviews new serials, journals and books on mathematical research.

MEDICLATINA Peer-reviewed medical research and journals from Latin American and Spanish publishers. (in Spanish)

MEDLINE Biomedical literature produced by National Library of Medicine. Covers medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and more.

MERGENT HORIZON Provides users with capabilities for finding, filtering and organizing information on companies and industries. Comprehensive coverage for companies actively traded on the NYSE, AMEX and NASDAQ. - View a User Guide.

MERGENT ONLINE Historical financial database. U.S. and international company histories, annual reports, fact sheets, financial and industry reports, stock data, and more. - View a User Guide.

MERLOT A collection of databases created to be used by students. The sites have been reviewed and can supplement your assignments.

MERRIAM-WEBSTER DICTIONARY Entries, including definitions, pronunciation guides, and word histories from Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus.

MILITARY & GOVERNMENT COLLECTION Current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government. Contains periodicals, academic journals, and other content.

MLA INTERNATIONAL BIBLIOGRAPHY Bibliographic citations to journal articles, books, and dissertations in language, literature, folklore, linguistics, literary theory and criticism, and the dramatic arts.

MLA STYLE AID Includes examples of in text citations, reference page citations and paper formatting in MLA style, based on MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th ed., 2009.

MODERN GENOCIDE: UNDERSTANDING CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES This full, rich comprehensive resource provides definitive expertise on the sensitive and hard-to-teach topic of genocide.




NATURE Online full-text version of this weekly scholarly publication.


NEWSPAPER SOURCE PLUS Regional, national, and international newspapers including New York Times, Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, and Washington Post. Also contains full-text television & radio news transcripts.

OPPOSING VIEWPOINTS One-stop source for information on social issues, including viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles.

OVERDRIVE DIGITAL DOWNLOADS OverDrive is a collection of digital audiobook, video, and classical music titles you can check out, download, and enjoy on your personal computer. Many audiobook titles can be transferred to a portable listening device. Mac and PC compatible.

OVID JOURNALS Full-text medical, nursing, psychological, and scientific journals.

OVID NURSING EBOOK COLLECTION Full-text collection of nursing, pharmacology, and clinical medicine books published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY Contains the entire text of the Oxford English Dictionary, including definitions for most words in the English language and word origins and quotations.

OXFORD REFERENCE ONLINE Over 100 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press.

OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS JOURNALS Periodical titles in the fields of humanities, social sciences, and sciences published by Oxford University Press.

POP CULTURE UNIVERSE Authoritative database on popular culture in America and the world. It offers articles focused on describing major events and trends in pop culture from the 1900s to the present, from the Gibson Girls of the Gilded Age to the social media of the 2000s.

PROJECT MUSE High quality humanities, arts, and social sciences journals from scholarly publishers.

PROQUEST Use Proquest’s main menu to choose from over 30 Proquest databases.

PSYCARTICLES Full-text journal articles published by APA and other publishers in subject areas such as applied psychology, health, theory, research, social / personality, and more. (APA)

PSYCBOOKS Full-text database of APA books, classic books, and entries from the Encyclopedia of Psychology. (APA)

PSYCINFO Bibliographic database of scholarly literature in psychological, social, behavioral, and health sciences. Includes journals, books, reviews, and dissertations. (APA)

PSYCHOLOGY & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES COLLECTION Full-text publications covering topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry and psychology, anthropology, and more.




REGIONAL BUSINESS NEWS Regional business publications, business journals, newspapers, and newswires from United States metropolitan and rural areas.

RELIGION & PHILOSOPHY COLLECTION Journal coverage on world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, political philosophy, moral philosophy and history of philosophy.

SAFARI BOOKS ONLINE A collection of electronic books covering technology and business topics including: certification practice exams, databases, desktop applications, e-business, graphics, hardware, Internet, IT management, markup languages, multimedia, networking, operating systems, programming, security, software engineering, web development, Windows, and much more. - View a User Guide (PDF) or Search Tips (PDF).

SALUD EN ESPANOL Provides reports and fact sheets in Spanish on consumer health and wellness. Includes overviews on diseases, conditions, procedures and treatments. (in Spanish)

SCIENCE Full-text access to this popular publication from 1995.

SCIENCE IN CONTEXT Topic overviews, experiments, biographies, articles, links to quality Web sites, pictures, and illustrations in all areas of science, including biology, chemistry, physics, math, environmental science, computer science, technology, history of science, and more.

SCRIBNER WRITERS ONLINE Literary research on authors; includes volumes from the Scribner sets American Writers, British Writers, European Writers, and World and Genre Writers.

SOCIAL SERVICES ABSTRACTS Research focused on social work, human services, social welfare, social policy, and community development.

SOCIOLOGICAL ABSTRACTS International literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences.

TEACHER REFERENCE CENTER Indexes titles from popular teacher and administrator trade journals, periodicals, and books.

TODAY'S SCIENCE Presents the latest scientific discoveries and fundamental concepts that underlie them. Covers health, environment, technology, life, physical, earth, and space sciences.

TWAYNE'S AUTHORS ONLINE Literary research on authors and literary works; includes volumes from the Twayne sets U.S. Authors, World Authors, English Authors, Masterworks Series, and Short Fiction Series.




ULRICH'S Comprehensive database of regularly and irregularly published journals, magazines, newspapers, and full-text electronic resources from more than 200 countries.

VENTE ET GESTION Full-text coverage for French language business journals. (in French)

WILEY ONLINE LIBRARY Full-text articles and electronic books in life, health, physical sciences, and many other subject areas.

WOMEN'S STUDIES INTERNATIONAL Covers the core disciplines in Women's Studies to the latest scholarship in feminist research.

WORLD ALMANAC Covers arts and entertainment, people in the news, U.S. cities and states, nations of the world, vital statistics, science and technology, economy, national defense, historical anniversaries and more. (click on the Almanac tab)

WORLD ALMANAC ENCYCLOPEDIA Full-text of articles in Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia, as well as Special Reports on important news topics. (click on the Encyclopedia tab)

WORLD AT WAR: UNDERSTANDING CONFLICT AND SOCIETY This database provides users with the most authoritative accounts of the past wars that have shaped our world, as well as up-to-date information regarding the conflicts that continue to take a toll on the world's population.

WORLD GEOGRAPHY: UNDERSTANDING A CHANGING WORLD World Geography: Understanding a Changing World provides essential knowledge of the geographical, political, social, economic, and cultural forces that are increasingly important in our globalized world.

WORLD HISTORY: ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL ERAS World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras covers early human history around the globe� from the dawn of prehistory through the great ancient empires to the beginning of the Renaissance. This database helps students grasp the significance of every area of the world, including Asia, Africa, and the Americas

WORLD HISTORY: THE MODERN ERA World History: The Modern Era covers a broad range of topics in depth�the evolution of modern Europe since the Renaissance; concurrent developments in Asia, Africa, and the Islamic world; the global impact of the Industrial Revolution; and the last 100 years of conflicts and international cooperation.

WORLD NEWS DIGEST Day by day accounts of news and events world-wide from 1940 to the present.

WORLD RELIGIONS - BELIEF, CULTURE, AND CONTROVERSY World Religions - Belief, Culture, and Controversy provides a powerful combination of reference and research components comprising thousands of reference items that cover matters of belief, practice, celebrations, and holidays; important individuals and events; and significant and sacred places.



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