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Academic Search Complete - full-text available

Academic Search Complete is a multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. Searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,400 journals.

America: History and Life

America: History and Life is the definitive index of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. Indexing for 1,700 journals from 1964 to present.

Art & Architecture Complete - full-text available

Art & Architecture Complete provides full-text coverage of 380 periodicals and more than 220 books. In addition, this database offers cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for more than 780 academic journals, magazines and trade publications, as well as for over 230 books. Art & Architecture Complete also provides selective coverage for 70 additional publications and an Image Collection of over 63,000 images provided by Picture Desk and others.

Article First

Index of articles from the contents pages of over 16,000 journals from 1990 to the present. Subjects covered include business, science, humanities, social science, medicine, technology, and popular culture. Updated daily.

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Book Collection Nonfiction: Elementary School Edition

A research database for school libraries that provides content representing a wide spectrum of works, including popular series from top book publishers. It contains searchable full text for more than 1,300 popular nonfiction books. The database includes high interest titles on animals, weather, holidays, adventure, sports, Native Americans, United States, Canada, biographies, nature, civics and more.

Book Collection Nonfiction: Middle School Edition

A research database for school libraries that provides content representing a wide spectrum of works, including popular series from top book publishers. It contains searchable full text for more than 3,100 popular nonfiction books. The database includes high interest titles on careers, health, life skills, ethnicity, disabilities, adventure, sports, technology, biographies, history, science, women, civics and more.

Book Collection: Nonfiction - High School Edition

A research database for school libraries that provides content representing a wide spectrum of works, including popular series from top book publishers. It contains searchable full text for more than 2,450 popular nonfiction books. The database includes high interest titles on careers, health, life skills, ethnicity, disabilities, adventure, sports, technology, biographies, music, science, history, civics and more.

Business Insights: Essentials

Business and Company Resource Center brings together company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals. Search this database to find detailed company and industry news and information.

Business Source Premier - full-text available

Business Source® Premier, the industry's most popular business research database, features the full text for more than 2,150 journals. Full text is provided back to 1886, and searchable cited references back to 1998. Additional full text, non-journal content includes market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT analyses.

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Child Development & Adolescent Studies

Child Development & Adolescent Studies, produced by NISC, is today's source for references to the current and historical literature related to growth and development of children through the age of 21. Book reviews and abstracts from hundreds of journals and a bibliography of thousands of technical reports, books, book chapters, theses and dissertations covering biomedical and social sciences worldwide are indexed. More than 342,000 records are included with over 10,000 new records added each year.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education is the No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators.

Online, The Chronicle is published every weekday and is the top destination for news, advice, and jobs for people in academe. The Chronicle's Web site features the complete contents of the latest issue; daily news and advice columns; thousands of current job listings; an archive of previously published content; vibrant discussion forums; and career-building tools such as online CV management, salary databases, and more.

Clase and Periodica

Index of Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities, covering over 2700 sources from 1975 to the present. Updated quarterly.

Communication Abstracts

Communication Abstracts, formerly produced by Sage Publications, is a comprehensive source of information about communication-related publications on a world-wide scale. Containing over 244,000 records, Communication Abstracts covers major journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study to create research and reference resource that encompasses the breadth of communication discipline and depth encompasses the breadth of the communication discipline.

Communication & Mass Media Complete - full-text available

CMMC incorporates the content of CommSearch (formerly produced by the National Communication Association) and Mass Media Articles Index (formerly produced by Penn State) along with numerous other journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study to create a research and reference resource of unprecedented scope and depth encompassing the breadth of the communication discipline. CMMC offers cover-to-cover (“core”) indexing and abstracts for more than 570 journals, and selected (“priority”) coverage of nearly 200 more, for a combined coverage of more than 770 titles. Furthermore, this database includes full text for over 450 journals.

Consumer Health Complete - full-text available

Consumer Health Complete is a comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support patients' information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. Consumer Health Complete provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. In addition, Consumer Health Complete includes the Clinical Reference System and the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which provides access to up-to-date, concise and clinically relevant drug monographs. The database is updated on a weekly basis.

 

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Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) - fulltext available

Contains peer-reviewed scientific and scholarly journals in a wide variety of subject areas and languages.

DisCovering Collection

Content based on national curriculum standards in major subject areas such as history, literature, science and social studies for middle and high school students.

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EBSCO eBook Collection

Access over 138,000 ebook titles from one location. Covers areas such as: Art, Business and Economics, Cooking, Crafts and Hobbies, Education, Family, Health and Fitness, History, Language and Literature, Medical Specialties, Political Science, Recreation and Leisure, Religion, Self-Help, Social Science, and Technology and Engineering.

Education Source 

As the complete source of education scholarship, Education Source covers all levels of education—from early childhood to higher education—as well as all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education and testing. Includes: full-text for over 1700 journals, full-text for more than 550 books and monographs, full-text for numerous education-related conference papers, and much more.

Educational Administration Abstracts

Educational Administration Abstracts includes bibliographic records covering areas related to educational administration, including educational leadership, educational management, educational research, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. The index contains more than 190,000 records, which are carefully selected from the most important sources within the discipline.

Electronic Collections Online (ECO)

Indexes over 5400 scholarly journals on many topics from 1995 to present. Updated daily.

Encyclopedia Britannica Online

Includes the complete Encyclopedia Britannica encyclopedia of 73,000 entries, as well as Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, and the Dictionary of Quotations. Includes an Internet directory that includes links to Web sites selected, rated, and reviewed by Britannica editors.

Entrepreneurial Studies Source - full-text available

Entrepreneurial Studies Source provides the latest insight into topics relevant to entrepreneurship and small business. This database offers users full text for more than 125 key periodicals, 135 reference books, case studies, thousands of company profiles and over 600 videos with transcripts and related articles from the Harvard Faculty Series and Vator.TV.

Environment Complete - full-text available

Environment Complete offers deep coverage in applicable areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more. The database contains full text for more than 680 journals, such as Environment (back to 1975), Ecologist, Conservation Biology, etc. Additionally, Environment Complete provides full text for 120 monographs, such as Encyclopedia of World Environmental History (3 volumes), Advances in Water Treatment & Environmental Management, etc.

ERIC

ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, provides access to education literature and resources. The database provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index. The database contains more than 1.3 million records and links to more than 323,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966.

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Film and Television Literature Index with Full Text - full-text available

Index to film and television literature, with cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for 350 publications (and selected coverage of nearly 300).

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia database indexes over 25,000 records, covering an array of topics. Full text for each record may be easily accessed by double clicking on the topic from the display. The database contains various images, offers brief biographies as well as information in a variety of subject areas.

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GPO Monthly Catalog

Covers all types of U.S. government documents from 1976 to the present. Updated monthly.

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HeritageQuest

HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. The collection consists of U.S. Federal Censuses, genealogy and local history books, Periodical Source Index, Revolutionay War records, Freedman's Bank records, and the LexisNexis U.S. Serial Set. 

Historical Abstracts

Covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present, including world history, military history, women's history, history of education, and more. Provides indexing of more than 1,800 academic historical journals in over 40 languages back to 1955.


Humanities International Complete - full-text available

Humanities International Complete provides full text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world. Produced by Whitston Publishing (an imprint of EBSCO Publishing), this database includes all data from Humanities International Index (more than 2,300 journals and more than 2.9 million records) plus unique full-text content, much of which is not found in other databases. The database includes full text for more than 1,200 journals. Humanities International Complete is an invaluable resource for students, researchers, and educators interested in all aspects of the humanities, with worldwide content pertaining to literary, scholarly and creative thought.

 

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Job and Career Accelerator

This job and career resource provides an online resume and letter building tool with hundreds of occupation specific examples; a database of job and internship opportunities; over 1,000 occupational profiles; personalized career guidance testing; ability to save work in a job search portfolio; and integrates with practice tests available in LearningExpress Library.

 

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LearningExpress Library

Over 300 online academic and licensing practice tests including SAT, ACT, GRE, LSAT, Advanced Placement, PRAXIS, civil service, military, real estate, law enforcement, citizenship, TOEFL, ESL and basic skills for elementary, middle and high school skills improvement and much more. This testing resource also provides instant scoring and customized feedback.

Lexis Nexis Academic - full-text available

Lexis Nexis Academic provides full-text documents from over 6000 news, business, legal, medical, and reference publications with a variety of flexible search options. Each section has various sub-sections and topics to search. Individual sections are described and linked below. Includes:

  • News

Full text of more than 350 major English-language newspapers from the U.S. and around the world, many same day of publication. Also covers more than 300 magazines and journals and over 600 newsletters, wire services, campus news, and broadcast transcripts from the major television and radio networks.

  • Business

Sections include Company Dossier (new this year), Industry & Market, Accounting, Company Profiles, Compare Companies, SEC Filings & Reports, and Directories

  • People

Information about business, legal and international leaders from a wide variety of sources.

  • Legal

Covers federal and state cases, Shepard's citations, tax law, federal and state codes, and more.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s.

Literary Reference Center Plus - full-text available

A comprehensive database that provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and time frames. How to use this database

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MAS Ultra-School Edition - full-text available

Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for nearly 500 popular, high school magazines. MAS Ultra – School Edition also provides more than 360 full text reference books, 85,670 biographies, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and expanded full text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.

MasterFILE Premier - full-text available

Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with full-text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags.

MEDLINE

MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals.

Middle Search Plus - full-text available

Middle Search Plus provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Middle Search Plus also contains 84,774 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and a School Image Collection of photos, maps and flags.

MLA Directory of Periodicals

The MLA Directory of Periodicals offers detailed information on over 5,500 journals, with 4,400 currently indexed in the International Bibliography. The detailed entries include editorial contact information, as well as frequency, circulation, subscription prices and submission guidelines.

MLA International Bibliography

MLA International Bibliography offers a detailed bibliography of journal articles, books and dissertations. Produced by the Modern Language Association, the electronic version of the bibliography dates back to the 1920s and contains over 2.2 million citations from more than 4,400 journals & series and 1,000 book publishers. The indexed materials coverage is international and includes almost 60 titles from J-STOR’s language and literature collection as well as links to full text.

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Newspaper Source - full-text available

Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 (U.S.) & international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for 389 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are also provided.

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Oxford English Dictionary Online

OED is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language.  It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words--past and present--from across the English-speaking world. Along with present day meanings, you will also find the history of individual words, and of the language--traced through 3 million quotations, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books.

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PapersFirst

Index of papers presented at conferences worldwide from 1993 to present. Covers every published congress, symposium, conference, exposition, workshop and meeting received by The British Library Document Supply Centre. Updated twice a month.

Points of View Reference Center

Points of View Reference Center™ is a full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides more than 280 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide. Topics covered include: affirmative action, cloning, DNA profiling, HIV/AIDS status disclosure, immigration, Iraq, Israel & the Palestinians, Katrina and FEMA response, nuclear proliferation, separation of church and state, standardized testing, stem cell research, tax cuts, voting machines, and many more.

Primary Search

Primary Search provides full text for more than 70 popular, magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990.

Professional Development Collection - full-text available

Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports. Professional Development Collection is the most comprehensive collection of full text education journals in the world.

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Full Text is the world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses.  The official digital dissertations archive for the Library of Congress and the database of record for graduate research.  PQDT includes millions of searchable citations to dissertation and theses from around the world from 1861 to the present day together with over a million full text dissertations that are available for download in PDF format. 

ProQuest Psychology Journals - full-text available

Full text information from over 630 top psychology and related publications from 1971-present.


PsycINFO

Contains more than two million citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations and technical reports, all in the field of psychology. Journal coverage 1887 to present, includes international material selected from more than 2,200 periodicals in over 27 languages. It also includes information about the psychological aspects of related disciplines such as medicine, psychiatry, sociology, education, business and law. Updated weekly.

PubMed

PubMed comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

PubMed Central

PubMed Central® (PMC) is a free archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).

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Regional Business News - full-text available

Covers over 50 business journals, newspapers and newswires covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. Updated daily.

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Science Reference Center

Science Reference Center is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content. This database contains full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.


SPORTDiscus with Full Text - full-text available

SPORTDiscus™ with Full Text is the world's most comprehensive source of full text for sports & sports medicine journals, providing full text for 550 journals indexed in SPORTDiscus.

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Teacher Reference Center

Teacher Reference Center provides indexing and abstracts for 280 periodicals. In addition, 96% of journals indexed in the database are peer-reviewed. Topics include: Assessment, Best Practices, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, School Administration, Science & Mathematics, and Teacher Education.

Topic Search - full-text available

This current events database covers social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms. TOPICsearch contains full text for over 105,000 articles from more than 1,600 diverse sources including periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information.

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Westlaw Next

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Westlaw is one of the primary online legal research services for lawyers and legal professionals in the United States.  Information resources on Westlaw include more than 40,000 databases of case law, state and federal statutes, administrative codes, newspaper and magazine articles, public records, law journals, law reviews, treatises, legal forms and other information resources.

Workforce Skills for 21st Century Success

Today's job market calls for workers who are well-prepared and equipped with basic skills. Workforce Skills for 21st Century Success provides resources to boost basic workplace and job search skills, and prepare job seekers for advanced occupational training. This interactive, self-paced learning approach allows job seekers to learn at their convenience. The intuitive platform provides the backbone students and all jobseekers need to succeed in the modern workplace.

World Factbook

Country profiles maintained by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), including information about geography, people, government, economy, communications, military, maps, flags, and more.

World Geography & Culture Online

An improved new version of Facts On File’s acclaimed World Atlas, the new World Geography and Culture Online reference site takes a global approach to facilitate the study of countries, places, peoples, and geography concepts and skills. This comprehensive resource makes it easy to study all aspects of a country—from its geography and physical features to its government, people, and society—providing both facts at a glance and in-depth coverage through country entries, maps, flags, images, statistics, news articles, a gazetteer, and more.

WorldCat

Catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide. Contains over 62 million records. Updated daily.

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