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    Academic Search Complete is a comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary 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 Association for Computing Machinery contains "subscriptions to all ACM journals and magazines, both in print and online, including an archive of from the 1950's forward (where available). Today, with the new ACM Portal to Computing Literature, ACM is able to fully integrate the Online Guide to Computing Literature, an enormous bank of over 320,000 bibliographic citations extending far beyond ACM's proprietary literature, covering all types of core works in computing, such as journals, proceedings, books, technical reports and thesis!" Click here for a list of titles available in full-text.
  • Provides full-text access to the Journal of the American Chemical Society and over 35 journals in chemistry. Click here for a full list of titles.
  • AGRICOLA (AGRICultural OnLine Access) is a bibliographic index of the agricultural literature created by the National Agricultural Library and its cooperators. Production of these records in electronic form began in 1970, but the database covers materials in all formats, including printed works from the 15th century. The records describe publications and resources encompassing all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines, including animal and veterinary sciences, entomology, plant sciences, forestry, aquaculture and fisheries, farming and farming systems, agricultural economics, extension and education, food and human nutrition, and earth and environmental sciences. Although AGRICOLA does not contain the materials, thousands of AGRICOLA records are linked to online full-text documents, with new links being added every day.
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    "The definitive index of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. With indexing for 1,700 journals from as far back as 1910, this database is without question the most important bibliographic reference tool for students and scholars of U.S. and Canadian history."
  • "Advances excellent teaching in American schools through the development and distribution of streaming on-demand multimedia resources for teaching and learning. These resources help teachers increase their expertise in their fields and assist them in improving their teaching methods. Many programs are also intended for students in the classroom and viewers at home."
  • "Since 1932, Annual Reviews has offered comprehensive, timely collections of critical reviews written by leading scientists. Annual Reviews volumes are published each year for 40 focused disciplines within the Biomedical, Life, Physical, and Social Sciences including Economics."
  • "ASM journals are the most prominent publications in the field, delivering up-to-date and authoritative coverage of both basic and clinical microbiology. With over 90 years of experience, ASM journals continue to be an authoritative source for the latest in microbiology research.
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    "... offers a collection of more than 461,000 full-text biographies, including the complete full-text run of Biography Today and Biography, as well as thousands of narrative biographies that are not available in other databases. In addition to keyword searching, users can also locate biographies of interest by browsing more than 30 genre categories, including actors, authors, composers, explorers, figures relevant to U.S. & world history, inventors, musicians, Presidents of the United States, current world leaders and many others.
  • "BioMed Central's portfolio of 220 journals includes general titles BMC Biology and BMC Medicine alongside specialist journals (e.g. BMC Bioinformatics, Malaria Journal) that focus on particular disciplines. . . BioMed Central is an independent publishing house committed to providing immediate open access to peer-reviewed biomedical research. . . All research articles in BioMed Central’s journals receive rapid and thorough peer review."
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    "Informative abstracts and searchable full text for more than 1,290 popular nonfiction books. The database includes high interest titles on animals, weather, holidays, Native Americans, United States, Canada, biographies, civics and more."
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    "Informative abstracts and searchable full text for more than 2,440 popular nonfiction books. The database includes high interest titles on careers, health, ethnicity, disabilities, technology, biographies, music, science, history, civics and more."
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    "Informative abstracts and searchable full text for more than 3,100 popular nonfiction books. The database includes high interest titles on careers, health, ethnicity, disabilities, technology, biographies, history, science, women, civics and more."
  • "Provides access to all the business and management journals, trade journals, newspapers and directories needed for in-depth research on companies, products, markets, industries, economics and management disciplines. It also provides full-text U.S. and international private and public company directory listings, and full-text PR Newswire releases on those corporations."
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    The most popular business database, features full text for more than 2,100 journals. Full text is provided back to 1965, and searchable cited references back to 1998. Journal ranking studies reveal that Business Source Premier's full-text coverage outshines its competitors in all business disciplines, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. Additional full text, non-journal content includes market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT analyses. Regional Business News™ is a supplemental database for customers of Business Source Premier, provided at no additional charge. With daily updates, Regional Business News provides comprehensive full text for regional U.S. and Canadian business publications (including titles from Crain Communications). Regional Business News has full text for nearly 100 sources.
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    "Provides access to a wide variety of global business information including competitive intelligence, career and investment opportunities, business rankings, company histories and much more."
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  • "We strive to maintain current information on over 4,000 journals. This information includes addresses, phones, e-mails and web sites for our listed journals making Cabell's Directories an easy point of reference when preparing to publish a manuscript. We also provide links directing you to guidelines and submission information."
  • "CEEAS is a multidisciplinary, multilingual database providing full-text coverage pertaining to all facets of central and eastern European countries. The collection contains more than 400 full-text publications covering many academic areas including business & economics, medical sciences, political science, law, library & information sciences, literature, linguistics, history and sociology relating to this geographic region."
  • Child Development & Adolescent Studies "is today's source for references to the current and historical literature related to growth and development of children through the age of 21. This database includes all of the issues of Child Development Abstracts & Bibliography from 1927 - 2001 previously published by the Society for Research in Child Development, plus new coverage on child rights and welfare issues."
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    "The Chronicle of Higher Education is a source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. Online, it is published every weekday and contains the complete contents of th latest issue; daily news and advice columns; thousands of current job listings; an archive of previously published content; vibrant discussion forums; and career-buildings tools such as online CV management, salary databases, and more."
  • "An ever-growing, fully searchable classical music resource a comprehensive database of distinguished classical recordings. It includes tens of thousands of licensed recordings that users can listen to on the Internet. The audio selections are cross-referenced to a database of supplementary reference information. Users browse, search, click, and then listen to the music over the Internet through their headphones." Selections range from the earliest Gregorian chants to works by modern composers - including symphonic music, vocal & instrumental music, choral works, and other forms. Read more
    3 simultaneous users
  • Access more than 60,400 digital college catalogs, institution profiles, and transcript keys. The up-to date graduate and undergraduate college catalogs display in the original, complete, cover-to-cover format. Two-year, four-year, graduate and professional schools are all included. Users are able to search the complete pdf files of catalogs. Some international catalogs are available in this collection. Limited to 3 simultaneous users.
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    This database 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 a research and reference resource that encompasses the breadth of the communication discipline. Over 330 titles are now presented with cover-to-cover coverage. Other new features include searchable references for over 230 titles, and a Publications Authority of key titles.
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    Communication & Mass Media Complete™ provides the most robust, quality research solution in areas related to communication and mass media. 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 480 journals. Many major journals have indexing, abstracts, PDFs and searchable cited references from their first issues to the present (dating as far back as 1915). CMMC contains a sophisticated Communication Thesaurus and comprehensive reference browsing (i.e. searchable cited references for peer-reviewed journals covered as 'core'). "In addition, CMMC features over 5,400 Author Profiles, providing biographical data and bibliographic information, and covering the most prolific, most cited, and most frequently searched for authors in the database. To further develop and enhance this database, EBSCO has established two working groups of expert advisors represented by leading librarians, bibliographers, and professionals in the areas of communication and mass media."
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    "The single-most comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support the information needs of patients, and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. CHC provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. This full-text database covers topics such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children's health, men & women's health, etc. CHC offers a unique search interface designed to call attention to the full text content available from many important source-types, and to provide an intuitive means for searching this specific information."
  • Research the political, economic, and environmental trends of countries in the world from A-Z. This source includes maps and country overviews as well as news reports from over ten international news organizations.
  • "CQ Almanac is the definitive annual reference for studying the U.S. Congress. Building on the reporting and analysis done throughout the year by CQ's award-winning news staff, the Almanac offers original narrative accounts of every major piece of legislation that lawmakers considered during a Congressional session. Arranged thematically, CQ Almanac organizes, distills, and cross-indexes for permanent reference the full year in Congress and in national politics….Use Policy Tracker to explore a specific policy topic and see how it has changed over the years."
  • "The CQ Researcher Plus Archive adds more than 3,000 reports, in American government, politics, history, public policy, and current affairs." published between 1923 and 1990 to CQ Researcher Online. Like CQ Researcher today, each report in the Archive addresses the significance and legacy of the events and issues of its day. And so, Archive content adds a new historical dimension to the CQ Researcher site, extending its coverage beyond politics and current events to the fields of history, sociology, cultural studies, and other social sciences."
  • The "CQ Electronic Library (CQEL) is the definitive reference resource for research in American government, politics, history, public policy, and current affairs."
  • "CQ Weekly reports on the world’s most powerful legislative body completely and accurately every week. The CQ news team—by far the largest on Capitol Hill, with more than 100 reporters, editors, and researchers—covers virtually every act of Congress, delivering nonpartisan news and analysis unavailable anywhere else. Readers get in-depth reports on issues looming on the congressional horizon, plus a complete wrap-up of the previous week’s news, including the status of bills in play, behind-the-scenes maneuvering, committee and floor activity, debates, and all roll-call votes."
  • "The best of both classic and current literary criticism of the world’s most-studied literature. Each volume in the series focuses on an individual author’s entire body of work or on a single work of literature. Edited and written by some of academe's most distinguished literary scholars, Critical Insights provides authoritative, in depth scholarship suitable for students and teachers alike."
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  • "... Publishing dissertations and theses since 1938 Dissertation Express (as an individual) if you have a specific title in mind. Select Datrix if you'd like ProQuest to search the database for you at no charge through DATRIX Direct Dissertation database searching. DATRIX is an individualized search service for those who lack library access to the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) database. Using the keywords you specify, ProQuest reviews the entire database and retrieves up to 500 titles per search. You'll receive a spreadsheet of the relevant citations, complete with ordering/pricing information." (current two years of citations and abstracts)
  • "This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. We aim to cover all subjects and languages. There are now 1680 journals in the directory. Currently 141 journals are searchable at article level."
  • "provides quick access to accurate information via an intuitive interface that takes the guesswork out of research."
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    This comprehensive eBook Collection includes digital, full-text versions of academic books from science, education and technology to the humanities and social sciences, literature and fiction. The eBooks can be downloaded and read on a variety of devices.
  • The EBSCOhost link provides access to popular and scholarly literature.
  • "A valuable online resource of peer-reviewed and published international journal articles and proceeding papers on the latest research, developments, and applications related to all aspects of Educational Technology and E-Learning."
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    This full-text source of education scholarship provides coverage for a wide range of topics, including adult education, continuing education, literacy standards, multicultural/ethnic education, secondary education, teaching methods and much more. In addition, Education Full Text provides in-depth coverage of special education, with over 50 journals dedicated to this important topic. Content Includes:
    • Full text of articles from over 350 journals as far back as 1996
    • Indexing of over 770 periodicals dating back to 1983
    • More than 100,000 controlled and cross-referenced names of educational tests

    Limited to 30 simultaneous users. Keep trying!
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    "This massive file offers the world’s largest and most complete collection of full text education journals. It is a bibliographic and full text database covering scholarly research and information relating to all areas of education. Topics covered include all levels of education from early childhood to higher education, and all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education, and testing.

    Education Research Complete also covers areas of curriculum instruction as well as administration, policy, funding, and related social issues. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 2,300 journals, as well as full text for over 1,400 journals. This database also includes full text for more than 550 books and monographs, and full text for numerous education-related conference papers."
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    This resource 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. Environment Complete™ contains more than 2.5 million records from more than 2,350 domestic and international titles dating back to 1888 (including over 1,350 active core titles). The database contains full text for more than 930 journals, including many of the most used journals in the discipline, such as Environment (back to 1975), Ecologist, Conservation Biology, etc. Additionally, Environment Complete provides full text for 190 monographs, such as Encyclopedia of World Environmental History (3 volumes), Advances in Water Treatment & Environmental Management, etc.
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    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.
    ERIC contains more than 1.3 million records and links to more than 323,000 full-text documents from ERIC back to 1966. EBSCOhost provides an online thesaurus of descriptor terms under Subject Search.
  • "Based on the authoritative bibliography European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed in Europe Relating to The Americas, 1493-1750. It contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. It covers the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of Native American peoples. A wide range of subject areas are covered; from natural disasters to disease outbreaks and slavery".
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  • "The Kansas City Fed offers free publications on a variety of topics, including Fed history, banking, macroeconomics, rural America and more."
  • "Fedstats provides access to the full range of official statistical information produced by the Federal Government without having to know in advance which Federal agency produces which particular statistic. With convenient searching and linking capablilties to more than 100 agencies that provide data and trend information on such topics as economic and population trends, crime, education, health care, aviation safety, energy use, farm production and more, FedStats is your one location for access to the full breadth of Federal statistical information."
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    Films On Demand is a web-based academic steaming video collection. The collection is the leading source of high-quality video and multimedia for academic, vocational, and life-skills content.
  • "FollettShelf provides easy web-based access to over 47 Follett eBooks. Many teachers build classroom activities around an eBook that is connected to an interactive whiteboard. Students can search and highlight vocabulary words, read along with the teacher to enhance reading skills, or diagram sentences right in the book on the screen. eBooks make it easy for students to complete assignments based on specific sections of a book."
    Ask at the Library Services Desk for username/password
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    "Gale Virtual Reference Library includes encyclopedias, almanacs, specialized reference sources and more, providing respected authoritative essays on varied topics from numerous subject areas. This database provides 24-hour 'anywhere/anytime' access to great reference titles in eBook format. The entire collection can be searched simultaneously instead of one resource at a time."
  • Gale's Literary Index is "a master index to the major literature products published by Gale. It combines and cross-references over 165,000 author names, including pseudonyms and variant names, and listings for over 215,000 titles into one source."
  • Google and several major libraries "to include their collections in Google Books and, like a card catalog, show users information about the book, and in many cases, a few snippets – a few sentences to display the search term in context."
  • "Provides free online access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government."
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    GreenFILE, a freely accessible research database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment, with well-researched but accessible information on topics ranging from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond. Comprised of scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports, GreenFILE offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the ecology. Drawing on the connection between the environment and disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology, GreenFILE will serve as an informative resource for anyone concerned about the issues facing our planet. GreenFILE’s initial release will include A&I for more than 600 titles, including comprehensive coverage – from to volume 1, issue 1 to present – for Bioscience (back to 1964), Conservation Biology (back to 1987), Journal of Ecology (back to 1913) and Journal of Environmental Planning & Management (back to 1948). The total number of records is approximately 612,000, and full text is provided for more than 9,100 records from open access titles.
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    Indexes and abstracts world periodical literature in history, excluding the US and Canada. (NOTE: Search America: History and Life for US historical literature.) Currently over 2,300 journals published throughout the world are covered in the database.
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    "Humanities International Complete™ provides full text of hundreds of 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. Humanities International Complete is an essential collection for libraries looking to provide comprehensive coverage of the humanities with full-text content."
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  • IBISWorld provides readers with in-depth analysis of over 700 U.S. industries including industry definition, overview, performance, outlook, products & market, competitive landscape, major companies, operating conditions, key statistics, and glossaries of each industry.
  • "In the First Person is a free, high quality, professionally published, in-depth index.
  • Infobase Publishing is one of America's leading providers of supplemental educational to the school and library markets. Owens Library has access to literature criticism eBooks from Facts On File and Chelsea House.
  • IngentaConnect includes current citations from 30,000+ publications (books, journal articles, reports) in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.
  • IOP Publishing provides publications with leading-edge scientific research. "IOP Publishing is central to the Institute of Physics (IOP), a not-for-profit society. Any financial surplus earned by IOP Publishing goes to support science through the activities of IOP.

    Beyond our traditional journals programme, we make high-value scientific information easily accessible through an ever-evolving portfolio of community websites, magazines, conference proceedings and a multitude of electronic services. Focused on making the most of new technologies, we're continually improving our electronic interfaces to make it easier for researchers to find exactly what they need, when they need it, in the format that suits them best. Find out more at"
  • The IIMP provides indexing and abstracts for several hundred international music periodicals. It contains more than 400,000 articles, from 1874 to the present day. It's been designed to give you easy access to scientific, technical and medical content"
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    IOPscience Extra includes journal content published by Institute of Physics. It contains more than 400,000 articles, from 1874 to the present day. It's been designed to give you easy access to scientific, technical and medical content"
  • "The web's largest library of IPA transcriptions and literal translations of opera arias and art song texts." "IPA Source was developed to benefit singers, teachers, and all those interested in the correct and knowledgeable performance of vocal literature. What started in 2003 as a support site for students in a university diction class has grown into the largest collection of literal translations and International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions on the web. The goal of IPA Source is to promote the comprehension and accurate pronunciation of foreign language texts in art song and opera in order that the singer may imbue each syllable with the appropriate emotional content."
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    "JSTOR offers high-quality, interdisciplinary content to support scholarship and teaching. The JSTOR digital archive includes more than 1,500 leading academic journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work."
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  • Online guide to test preparation in basic skills and career advancement. Includes practice tests for: academic, advanced placement, college preparation (ACT, CLEP, SAT, TOEFL, PSAT), basic skills success, civil service, college preparation, cosmetology, EMS, ESL (Spanish) skills improvement courses, firefighter, GED, graduate school entrance, law enforcement, military, real estate, skills improvement courses, teacher certification, technical and career college, and US citizenship.
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    "Access over 10,000 news, business, and legal sources.
  • Provides a full range of credible sources for business information, including business and financial news, US and international company financial information from government and private sources, market research, industry reports, and actual SEC filings. Sources include Accountancy Age, Ad Age Global, American Economic Review, Standard & Poor's Corporate Descriptions, Hoover's Company Reports, IRRC, Disclosure Reports, etc.
  • This database provides full-text of more than 50 major newspapers from the US and around the world, many same day of publication, plus extensive archives of Financial Times (dating back to 1982), The New York Times (dating back to 1980) and the Washington Post (dating back to 1977). This database also provides:
    • more than 400 magazines, journals, and over 600 newsletters including: American Demographics, American Journalism Review, Business Week, The Economist, Ebony, Industry Standard, Jane's Defense Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Nation's Business, Tokyo Business Today, Variety, etc.
    • broadcast transcripts from the major television and radio networks, including ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX, NBC and NPR, as well as political transcripts from Federal News Service and emediamillworks (formerly Federal Document Clearing House)
    • campus news including the Chronicle of Higher Education and nearly 300 individual college/university papers
    • Non-English language news sources, available in Spanish, French, German, Italian and Dutch, include both newspapers and magazines
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    Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) is a bibliographic database indexing more than 560 core journals, plus books, research reports, and proceedings on the subject areas of librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management, and so on. Its coverage dates back to the mid-1960s.
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    The LRC offers biographical entries on more than 145,000 authors, from Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Authors New Revisions, Dictionary of Literary Biography, Contemporary Literary Criticism and other Gale sources, providing detailed biographical, bibliographical and contextual information about authors' lives and works.

    The Literature Resource Center also includes selected full-text, excerpted, and commissioned critical material from Gale's respected Literature Criticism and For Students Series. The titles in these series include: Children's Literature Review, Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism, Drama Criticism, Drama for Students, Literature from 1400 to 1800, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Literature of Developing Nations for Students, Literature and Its Times, Novels for Students, Poetry Criticism, Poetry for Students, Shakespearean Criticism, Shakespeare for Students, Short Story Criticism, Short Stories for Students, and Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism. In addition, users can access current, full-text critical essays on major authors via the Literature Resource Center's link to more than 450 prominent literary journals.

    Author coverage in the Literature Resource Center is further enhanced by a strategic partnership with Merriam-Webster, Inc. Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature, featuring more than 10,000 descriptive entries on literary figures, works, and terms, is included in the basic subscription to the Literature Resource Center.

    Other features in the Literature Resource Center include over 75,000 selected full-text critical essays and reviews from proprietary Gale titles; 11,000 explications and overviews of prominent literary works; over 10,000 interviews with contemporary writers; links to 11,200 websites focusing on major authors and their works; a guide to writing a Modern Language Association-style research paper; access to theLiterary Index, an online database that indexes the content of all of Thomson Gale's literature products; and more.
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    "This comprehensive database contains full text for nearly 500 high school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for 85,670 biographies and over 107,000 primary source documents. MAS Ultra™ – School Edition also contains more than 360 reference books (including theColumbia Encyclopedia and the CIA World Fact Book); an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs; and expanded full-text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines."
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    "MasterFILE™ Premier contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. This database also contains full text more than 500 reference books, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags."
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    "MEDLINE® with Full Text provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. MEDLINE with Full Textuses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals.
  • Mental Measurements Yearbook has merged with Tests in Print form the new Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print.

    >"Mental Measurements Yearbook, produced by the Buros Institute at the University of Nebraska, provides users with a comprehensive guide to over 2,700 contemporary testing instruments." MMY "contains information essential for a complete evaluation of test products within such diverse areas as psychology, education, business, and leadership"

    "Tests in Print (TIP) serves as a comprehensive bibliography to all known commercially available tests that are currently in print in the English language. TIP provides vital information to users including test purpose, test publisher, in-print status, price, test acronym, intended test population, administration times, publication date(s), and test author(s)."
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    "Middle Search Plus provides full text for more than 150 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."
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    "MLA International Bibliography offers a detailed bibliography of journal articles, books and dissertations. Produced by the Modern Language Association (MLA), the electronic version of the bibliography dates back to the 1920s and contains over 2.3 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. This database includes journal abbreviations and acronyms for almost 3,500 titles, with full journal names standardized and ISSNs attached.

    MLA International Bibliography also contains nearly 11,000 subject names and terms. Subjects consist of literature, language and linguistics, folklore, literary theory & criticism, dramatic arts, as well as the historical aspects of printing and publishing. Listings on rhetoric and composition and the history, theory and practice of teaching language and literature are also included. In addition to the bibliography, the database includes the MLA Directory of Periodicals; the association's proprietary thesaurus used to assign descriptors to each record in the bibliography; and a proprietary, searchable directory of noted authors' names, with links to brief descriptive notes.
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    "The MLA Directory of Periodicals contains information on over 6,000 journals & book series that fall within the scope of the MLA International Bibliography. This information has been gathered by the MLA staff with the cooperation of MLA bibliographers and the editors represented in the listings. The entries list editorial addresses, phone numbers, fax numbers, e-mail addresses, frequency of publication, descriptions of scope, circulation figures, subscription prices and addresses, advertising information, links to online content, peer review, and submission guidelines. The directory also provides statistics on the number of articles and book reviews published each year, as well as how many are submitted."
  • "Since its founding in July 1998, MOBIUS has transformed library services for the citizens of Missouri. On July 1, 2010, MOBIUS became a Missouri not-for-profit corporation with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of its members, the organization has grown from 50 founding charter members to 59 academic libraries, 5 public libraries, 1 special library, and the Missouri State Library serving a total of 132 physical branches. The organization's purpose is to share library materials, information, and services using accessible, cost effective methods. Today, the MOBIUS Union Catalog has expanded to include more than 23 million items, serving over 750,000 people from the higher education community and the state of Missouri. A courier service delivers library materials to member libraries once per day, five days a week.

    The MOBIUS Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation govern the internal affairs of the consortium and formalize the purpose, membership guidelines, and structure.

    MOBIUS looks forward to continued growth with the intention of building on the strength of its current and future members.

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    Naxos Music Library Jazz is the most comprehensive collection of jazz music available online. It offers close to 65,000 tracks of jazz from over 6,000 albums. Over 12,000 jazz artists are represented. Naxos Music Library Jazz comprises the catalogues of Blue Notes Records, 22 labels of Fantasy Jazz and over 150 other labels. Naxos Jazz, along with Prophone and Proprius, brings you the world of international Jazz, covering Sweden and Scandinavian jazz artists. US-based Fantasy has the world's deepest jazz catalogue and offers the very best in blues and R&B.
    (Limited to 5 simultaneous users. Keep trying!)
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    "Naxos is the world's leading producer of classical music. Naxos produces more new recordings than any other label or corporate entity. The library offers the complete Naxos, Marco Polo and Da Capo catalogues as well as Jazz and World music, educational products and a growing range of Historical recordings featuring the biggest performers in the history of classical music." Genres of music included are "Classical, Jazz Contemporary, World / Folk, New Age, [and] Chinese." Categories covered include "Ballet, Chamber Music, Choral, Composers, Concertos, Educational, Film Music, Instrumental Musicals, Opera/Operetta, Orchestral, Vocal [and] Collections."
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    "Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for 330 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are also provided."
  • This link connects the user to a list of newspapers available in Owens Library. The list is sorted by century and provides the dates available for each newspaper and the format in which each is available (i.e., microfilm, microfiche, bound). Titles are arranged alphabetically.
  • The Northwest Missourian is the current campus newspaper for Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, Missouri. Its predecessor, The Green and White Courier, began publishing November 14, 1914. The Green and White Courier continued until September 27, 1926, when its name changed to our current Northwest Missourian. The newspaper has had a variety of changes over the years in regard to the printed size and how often it was printed. "When money was scarce and printing help hard to get, the Northwest Missourian was printed as part of the Maryville Democrat Forum. During the Second World War it became a 'wartime miniature,' nine inches by twelve." The newspaper at times was printed weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly.
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  • "The Northwest Missourian is a weekly newspaper averaging 16 pages and 2 sections. It covers the Maryville community and the Northwest campus." The Missourian has an online searchable archive.
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  • "Open Journal Systems (OJS) is a journal management and publishing system that has been developed by the Public Knowledge Project through its federally funded efforts to expand and improve access to research.

    "OJS Features

    1. "OJS is installed locally and locally controlled.
    2. "Editors configure requirements, sections, review process, etc.
    3. "Online submission and management of all content.
    4. "Subscription module with delayed open access options.
    5. "Comprehensive indexing of content part of global system.
    6. "Reading Tools for content, based on field and editors' choice.
    7. "Email notification and commenting ability for readers.
    8. "Complete context-sensitive online Help support.
    "OJS assists with every stage of the refereed publishing process, from submissions through to online publication and indexing. Through its management systems, its finely grained indexing of research, and the context it provides for research, OJS seeks to improve both the scholarly and public quality of refereed research."
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    Opposing Viewpoints in Context (OVIC) is a dynamic online library of current event topics – the facts, as well as the arguments of each topic’s proponents and detractors. OVRC provides comprehensive information on today’s social issues with content from the Greenhaven Press Opposing Viewpoints print series; Information Plus’ statistics and government documents; and social issue selections from Gale and Macmillan Reference USA reference sources. A variety of reference materials, commentaries and viewpoints, periodical and news articles, primary sources, statistics and multimedia can be found in this database.
  • Search for any title in the Owens Library Building itself.
  • "B. D. Owens offers customizable collaboration spaces, premium scholarly information resources, and personalized academic services to engage student academic exploration and personal enrichment."
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    "Oxford Music Online is a new gateway that offers the ability to access and cross-search the vast content of Grove Art Online and other Oxford art reference resources. With the complete redesign of Grove Art Online in 2008, the addition of substantial new Oxford reference content, and the forthcoming addition of Benezit Dictionary of Artists in 2011, Oxford Art Online is the most extensive and easily searchable online art resource available today, a virtual art reference library of unparalleled scope and depth."
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    Oxford Art Online is an innovative gateway to access and search the vast content of Grove Art Online and other Oxford art reference resources. With the complete redesign of Grove Art Online in 2008, the addition of substantial new Oxford reference content, and the forthcoming addition of Benezit Dictionary of Artists in 2011, Oxford Art Online is the most extensive and easily searchable online art resource available today, a virtual art reference library of unparalleled scope and depth."
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  • "Points of View Reference Center contains a balance of materials from all viewpoints, including more than 1,300 main essays, leading political magazines from both sides of the aisle, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary source documents and reference books."
  • "Primary Search contains full text for more than 80 popular elementary school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Additionally, Primary Search includes the Encyclopedia of Animals, and features the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, which provides students with easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids. This database also provides the American Heritage Children's Dictionary, 3rd Edition from Houghton Mifflin, and thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags."
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    "This is the most comprehensive and most valuable collection of full-text education journals in the world. Professional Development Collection includes full text for nearly 520 high-quality education journals including: Booklist, Education, Education Digest, Education Week, Educational Leadership, High School Journal, Journal of Education, Journal of Educational Research, Phi Delta Kappan, Reading Teacher, School Library Journal, and many others. This database also contains more than 230 educational reports."
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    "Project Gutenberg is a volunteer effort to digitize, archive, and distribute cultural works. As of August 2006, 19,000 eBooks are available, with an average of 400 more being added each month. They cannot publish any texts still in copyright without permission. This generally means that our texts are taken from books published pre-1923."

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    PsycARTICLES®, from the APA, is a definitive source of full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology. The database contains more than 161,000 articles from 81 journals published by the APA, its imprint the Educational Publishing Foundation (EPF), and from allied organizations including the Canadian Psychological Association and the Hogrefe Publishing Group. It includes all journal articles, book reviews, letters to the editor, and errata from each journal.
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    Indexes and abstracts over 2,500 psychology and psychology-related journals, including professional and academic literature in psychology, medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linguistics, anthropology, business, law and others.
  • The National Library of Medicine provides indexing and abstracting of periodical literature in medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, health care system, and preclinical sciences. Over 5,400 US biomedical journals and 80 journals from foreign countries are indexed in this database.
  • PubMed Central (PMC) is the US National Institute of Health (NIH) free digital archive of full-text biomedical and life science. PMC contains 2.4 million articles, most of which have a corresponding entry in PubMed. Journal Literature
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  • "The Checkpoint(TM) research system offers you fast, effective ways to find answers to your tax and financial research questions."
  • Scientific publisher of biology, biophysics, chemical science, materials, medicinal drug discovery and physics high-impact journals and books.
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  • "SAGE Premier is the delivery platform that provides online access to the full text of individual SAGE journals in Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, Science, Technology, and Medicine"
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    "Science Reference Center™ is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text science-oriented content. Designed to meet every student's science research needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources. 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. Science Reference Center also satisfies the demand for standards-based content by providing teachers and librarians with articles correlated to state and national curriculum standards."
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    "Offering comprehensive coverage of the full range of scientific disciplines, including those published under the renowned Pergamon and Academic Press imprints, over 5,300 monograph and series books are now fully integrated with journals, book series, handbooks and reference works on SciVerse ScienceDirect.
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    ScienceDirect Health & Life Sciences includes over 340,000 full-text articles from 900 journals.
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    ScienceDirect Physical Sciences includes over 850,000 full-text articles from 610 journals.
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    ScienceDirect Physical Sciences includes over 130,000 full-text articles from 350 journals.
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    SciFinder provides researches unlimited access to a collection of substances, reactions and references (from both journals and patents).

    SciFinder Scholar (i.e. Chemical Abstracts) access is now up and running. Explore its features after you create an user account.

    All users must be on campus to register. Please follow End User Registration Guide.
  • Includes indexes and abstracts publications of the American Institute of Physics. Some free full text.
  • "An easy-to-use source for librarians, students and other researchers, each volume in this series provides illustrated biographical profiles of approximately 75 children's authors and artists. This critically acclaimed series covers more than 12,000 individuals, ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators who are just beginning their careers. Entries typically cover: personal life, career, writings, works in progress, adaptations, additional sources. A cumulative author index is included in each odd-numbered volume."
  • Sport Business Research Network (SBRnet) is "the most comprehensive database in existence for sports business, providing coverage of sporting goods, sports e-commerce, sport marketing, sport sponsorship, sport facilities and sport broadcasting and new media."
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    "the world's most comprehensive source of full text for sports & sports medicine journals, providing full text for 550 journals indexed in SPORTDiscus. Of those, 393 are not found with full text in any version of Academic Search, Health Source or Biomedical Reference Collection. This authoritative file contains full text for many of the most used journals in the SPORTDiscus index - with no embargo. With full-text coverage dating back to 1985, SPORTDiscus with Full Text is the definitive research tool for all areas of sports & sports medicine literature."
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  • "Now made available AT NO CHARGE to any K-12 library - compliments of EBSCO Publishing TRC provides indexing and abstracts for 280 periodicals. In addition, 96% of journals indexed in TRC 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. It is EBSCO Publishing's intention to provide access to TRC on a continual basis at Customers currently subscribing to other EBSCOhost databases may elect to have TRC added to their EBSCOhost profile.

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  • Provides descriptive profiles of over 328,500 periodicals, including subscription prices, circulation rates, and peer review information. Includes over 800 evaluative reviews from "Magazines for Libraries" and "Library Journal." Limited to five simultaneous users.
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  • The international scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly publishing business of John Wiley & Sons, with strengths in every major academic and professional field and partnerships with many of the world's leading societies. Wiley-Blackwell publishes nearly 1,500 peer-reviewed journals and 1,500+ new books annually in print and online, as well as databases, major reference works and laboratory protocols. For more information, please visit or our online platform, Wiley Online Library (, one of the world's most extensive multidisciplinary collections of online resources, covering life, health, social and physical sciences, and humanities. Wiley Online Library hosts the world's broadest and deepest multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities. It delivers seamless integrated access to over 4 million articles from 1500 journals, over 10,000 online books, and hundreds of reference works, laboratory protocols and databases.
  • "WorldCat contains the merged catalogs of libraries around the world, making it the world's largest and richest database of bibliographic information." It contains "1.5 billion items in more than 10,000 libraries worldwide." "This Web site lets you find an item of interest and then locate a library near you that owns it."