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Descriptions of Indexes/Databases

This page provides an A-Z listing (including dates and content coverage)
of periodical indexes, online databases, and newspaper sources at Owens Library.

The indexes and databases are listed in alphabetical order:

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T U V W

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Academic Search Elite Off-Campus Authentication
via EBSCOhost
1985-present Provides full-text for over 2,100 journals covering the social sciences, humanities, general science, multicultural studies, education, and much more.
Academic Search Off-Campus Authentication Varies (some content goes back to 1887) Academic Search Complete is a "comprehensive scholarly, 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."
ACM Publications Off-Campus Authentication(Association for Computing Machinery) Varies according to source
Full-text articles from ACM publications - 1950 to present
Click here for a list of titles available in full-text
The ACM Publications (Association for Computing Machinery) Portal 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.
ACS Publications
(American Chemical Society)
Off-Campus Authentication
via ACS Publications
American Chemical Society Legacy Archives: 01/01/1924 to 1995
American Chemical Society Web Editions: 1996 to present

ACS Publications gives full-text access to over 35 journals in the area of chemistry including the Journal of the American Chemical Society.



Click here for a full list of titles.

Agricola
via the National Agricultural Library
Varies according to source AGRICOLA (AGRICultural OnLine Access) is a bibliographic database of citations to 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.
Annenberg Learner   "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."
Annual Reviews 1932-present

"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.”

Art Index 1947-present Indexes over 300 art publications, including periodicals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins. Offers broad coverage of archaeology, architecture, art history, city planning, crafts, motion pictures, graphic arts, industrial design, interior design, landscape architecture, photography, and related fields.
ASM Journals
(American Society for Microbiology)
Full Text issues start in Jan 1995 and continue to 6 months prior to the current month or 1 year before the currently published year. Abstracts are available from Jan 1992 - Dec 1994. ASM (American Society for Microbiology) provides free full-text to all 11 ASM online journals. This free service includes access "to the online journal's archive (i.e., issues published more than six months previously for the primary-research journals and one year previously for the review journals)."
Title: Dates: Description:
Bibliography and Index of Geology 1972-present Indexes world earth science literature, including books, periodicals, reports, maps, and North American theses.
BioMed Central   "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 . . . 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.”
Book Collection Nonfiction: Elementary School Edition Off-Campus Authentication   Book Collection Nonfiction: Elementary School Edition (EBSCOhost) is a rich research database for school and public libraries. It contains informative abstracts and searchable full text for more than 1,300 popular nonfiction books. The database includes high interest titles on animals, weather, holidays, Native Americans, United States, Canada, biographies, nature, civics and more.”
Book Collection Nonfiction: Middle School Edition Off-Campus Authentication   Book Collection Nonfiction: Middle School Edition (EBSCOhost) is a rich research database for school and public libraries. It contains informative abstracts and 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 Off-Campus Authentication   Book Collection Nonfiction: High School Edition (EBSCOhost) is a rich research database for school and public libraries. It contains informative abstracts and 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 & Company Resource Center]Off-Campus Authentication   "Business & Company Resource Center provides access to a wide variety of global business information including competitive intelligence, career and investment opportunities, business rankings, company histories and much more."
Business and Company ASAP Off-Campus Authentication 1980 - Aug 2009 “Business and Company ASAP 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."
Business Source Premier Off-Campus Authentication
via EBSCOhost
Varies according to source (dating as far back as 1922)

Business Source® Premier, the industry's most popular business research database, features the 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.

Title: Dates: Description:
Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities Off-Campus Authentication Present “In 1978, Cabell Publishing, Inc. was founded to help professors, graduate students, and researchers publish their manuscripts in academic journals. 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.”
Catalog of US Gov't. Publications 1994-present Indexes all government documents catalogued by the Government Printing Office.
Chemical Abstracts
Ask at the Library Services Desk for online search covering 1992-present.
1907-1991 Indexes and abstracts chemical sciences journal, report, patent proceedings, and monograph literature.
Chronicle of Higher Education Off-Campus Authentication 09/01/1989-present "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."
Classical Music Library Off-Campus Authentication Selections range from the earliest Gregorian chants to works by modern composers - including symphonic music, vocal & instrumental music, choral works, and other forms "Classical Music Library is 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." Read more.
CollegeSource Off-Campus Authentication


(3 simultaneous users)

Current 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.
Communication AbstractsOff-Campus Authentication Current

Formerly produced by Sage Publications, 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.

Communication & Mass Media Complete Off-Campus Authentication Varies according to source

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.”
Computing Reviews Off-Campus Authentication May 1985 to present (equivalent to Volume 26, Issue 5 in the print Computing Reviews counterpart) "Computing Reviews (CR) aims to provide access to current research, theory and applications in all subdisciplines of computing via the review medium. CR compiles expert, unbiased critical reviews of current publications of note in computing from Reviews.com (a Silicon Valley-based publisher or reviews focusing on academic and professional content) and the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery). The goals of CR are to provide an overview of new developments in computing to both specialists and generalists who wish to survey the field as a whole; isolate and illuminate quality materials; and build and enhance communities of computer scientists and others by promoting the exchange of ideas."
Consumer Health Complete Off-Campus Authentication
via EBSCOhost
Current Consumer Health Complete™ (CHC) is 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.”
CountryWatch.com Off-Campus Authentication Current 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 Off-Campus Authentication 1945-present “Since it was first published in 1946, CQ Almanac has been 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.”
CQ Press Off-Campus Authentication Varies according to source The "CQ Electronic Library (CQEL) is the definitive reference resource for research in American government, politics, history, public policy, and current affairs."
CQ Press: Current Events in Context Off-Campus Authentication Varies according to source "This is a free, nonpartisan Web site for information on pivotal events and issues shaping today's world of government and politics. CQ Press in Context contains a sampling of full-text documents from the subscription-based CQ Electronic Library (CQEL). Sources include encyclopedia articles, expert commentary and analysis by CQ writers, historic documents, and more. These offerings provide critical background information to help unpack and understand an important issue.This site also offers links to other useful and relevant sources in the "For More Research" box. In this section, you'll find links to descriptions of CQ Press electronic and print products and additional free resources available on the Web that are related to the featured topic."
CQ Researcher Plus Archive Off-Campus Authentication 1923-present “In 2005, CQ Press began digitizing CQ Researcher's archive of Editorial Research Reports in order to offer the entire Researcher collection online. The CQ Researcher Plus Archive adds more than 3,000 reports, 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.”
CQ Weekly Off-Campus Authentication 1983-present "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."
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Digital Dissertations Varies according to source "ProQuest UMI Dissertation Publishing has been publishing dissertations and theses since 1938. Select 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."
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) Varies according to source "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."
Discovery Collection Off-Campus Authentication
via Gale
  “Discovering Collection offers easy access to award-winning content based on national curriculum standards. Covering the core curriculum areas, including history, literature, science, social studies, and more, DC provides a premium selection of reference, primary sources, creative works, and multimedia, including hours of video and audio clips. New to the database are popular topic pick lists and an integrated national and state curriculum standards search with content correlated to the standards.”
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EBSCOhost Off-Campus Authentication See specific database listings for time periods covered The EBSCOhost link provides access to popular and scholarly literature.
Ed/ITLib Varies according to source Ed/ITLIb (formerly the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education Digital Library) "is 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."
Education Full-Text Off-Campus Authentication
via WilsonWeb (Limited to 30 simultaneous users. Keep trying!)
1983-present Indexes and abstracts over 1,049 international periodicals, monographs, and yearbooks, covering 95 periodicals not indexed in ERIC. Over 240 full-text periodicals titles are included.
Limited to 30 simultaneous users.
Education Research Complete Off-Campus Authentication
via EBSCOhost
Varies according to publication "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."
ERIC Off-Campus Authentication
via EBSCOhost
1966-present

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.

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.
ERIC Documents Full-Text:
1993-present
Abstracts Only:
1966-present
Contains full-text of ERIC Documents in PDF format. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to download and view files.
European Views of the Americas: 1493-1750
via EBSCOhost
1493-1750 European Views of the Americas: 1493-1750 is a database 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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Fedstats Varies according to source "Fedstats, which has been available to the public since 1997, 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."
FollettShelf K-12 eBooks(Ask at the Library Services Desk for username/password)   "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."
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Gale Off-Campus Authentication See specific database listings for time periods covered The Gale link provides access to popular and scholarly literature.
Gale Virtual Reference Library Off-Campus Authentication Varies according to source "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."
GlobalEdge 1994 - Present GlobalEDGE contains "information, insights, and learning resources on global business activities." It is unique resources for international business students and professionals.
Google Books   "We're working with 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."
GreenFILE Off-Campus Authentication via EBSCOhost Varies according to source 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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Hathi Trust Digital Library   “HathiTrust Digital Library is a digital preservation repository and highly functional access platform. It provides long-term preservation and access services for public domain and in copyright content from a variety of sources, including Google, the Internet Archive, Microsoft, and in-house partner institution initiatives.”
Historical Abstracts Off-Campus Authentication
via EBSCOhost
1450-present Indexes and abstracts world periodical literature in history, excluding the US and Canada. Currently over 2,300 journals published throughout the world are covered in the database.
Humanities Index 1974-Mar. 1991 Indexes and abstracts over 345 periodicals covering architecture, classical studies, folklore, performing arts, history, language and literature, philosophy, theology, and social studies.
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IBISWorld Off-Campus Authentication

To search, click the INDUSTRY MARKET RESEARCH tab near the top of the page.

Current 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: Index to Letters, Diaries, Oral Histories, and Other Personal Narratives Varies according to source "In the First Person is a free, high quality, professionally published, in-depth index of close to 4,000 collections of personal narratives in English from around the world. It lets you keyword search more than 700,000 pages of full-text by more than 18,000 individuals from all walks of life. It also contains pointers to some 4,300 audio and video files and 30,000 bibliographic records. The index contains approximately 20,500 months of diary entries, 63,000 letter entries, and 17,000 oral history entries.”
Infobase Publishing eBooks Off-Campus Authentication   Infobase Publishing is one of America's leading providers of supplemental educational materials to the school and library markets. Owens Library has access to literature criticism eBooks from Facts On File and Chelsea House.
IngentaConnect Last 5 years IngentaConnect includes current citations from 30,000+ publications (books, journal articles, reports) in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.
Institute of Physics Electronic Journals Off-Campus Authentication Varies by title

1874-present where available
"IOPscience Extra is a new online service for journal content published by Institute of Physics (IOP). 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"

Click here for a full list of titles.

International Index to Music Periodicals (IIMP) Off-Campus Authentication
(Limited to 4 simultaneous users. Keep trying!)
1874-present This database provides indexing and abstracts for several hundred international music periodicals from over 20 countries, plus full text for more than 140 of the indexed journals. The database currently includes over 770,000 records, the majority from the most recent ten years of publication. Some complete journal runs are included, with indexing back to 1874. Over 40 are full-text titles. 4 simultaneous users.
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JSTOR Off-Campus Authentication Varies by title
Many issues start in the 1800's and continue to 2-5 years before the currently published year
"The JSTOR database is unique because the complete archives of core scholarly journals have been digitized, starting with the very first issues, many of which date from the 1800s. New titles and fields are being added regularly." Journals within the following disciplines are available in JSTOR: African American Studies, African Studies, American Indian Studies, Anthropology, Aquatic Sciences, Archaeology, Architecture & Architectural History, Art & Art History, Asian Studies, Astronomy, Biological Sciences, Botany & Plant Sciences, British Studies, Business, Classical Studies, Development Studies, Developmental & Cell Biology, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Economics, Education, Feminist & Women's Studies, Film Studies, Finance, Folklore, General Science, Geography, Health Policy, Health Sciences, History, History of Science, Irish Studies, Jewish Studies, Language & Literature, Latin American Studies, Law, Library Science, Linguistics, Management & Organizational Behavior, Marketing & Advertising, Mathematics, Middle East Studies, Music, Paleontology, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Political Science, Population Studies, Psychology, Public Policy & Administration, Slavic Studies, Sociology, and Statistics.
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Kids InfoBits Off-Campus Authentication   Kids InfoBits is designed for "the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. It features a developmentally appropriate and visual graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search and full-text, age-appropriate, curriculum-related magazine and reference content."
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LearningExpress Library Off-Campus Authentication   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.
LexisNexis Academic Off-Campus Authentication Varies according to source “Access over 10,000 news, business, and legal sources. The outstanding news coverage includes deep backfiles and up-to-the-minute stories in national and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news, and non-English language sources. Use the included Company Dossier module to retrieve detailed company information and financial performance measures or identify and compare companies matching specific criteria. This product also provides access to the renowned Shepard's Citations® service for all federal and states court cases back to 1789.”
LexisNexis Business Off-Campus Authentication
via LexisNexis
Varies according to source Academic Universe Business 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.
LexisNexis Legal Research Off-Campus Authentication
via LexisNexis
Varies according to source Students can use Legal Research to access primary source material such as case law, statutes and regulations or dive into secondary source materials such as legal news or law reviews for background or analysis of legal topics. Legal research sources include: Shepard's Citations for all US Supreme Court cases back to 1789, “Search by Topic or Headnote” feature covers 16,000 legal topics, US Supreme Court decisions from January 1790 to present, US Circuit Court of Appeals decisions, US District Court decisions from 1789 to present, decisions from bankruptcy courts/US Court of International Trade/tax courts/Courts of Customs and Patent Appeals & Veterans/commerce/military courts, state court decisions at all court levels for all 50 states and territories, all federal laws from 1988 to the present, federal regulations, codes for all 50 states and territories, IRS Bulletin, IRS regulations, patents from 1971, and law school directories.
LexisNexis News Off-Campus Authentication
via LexisNexis
Varies according to source This database provides
  • full-text of more than 50 major English-language 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)
  • 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
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts Off-Campus Authentication
via EBSCOhost
Varies according to source 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.
Literature Resource Center (LRC) Off-Campus Authentication
via Gale
Varies according to source 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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MAS Ultra - School Edition Off-Campus Authentication
via EBSCOhost
 

" This comprehensive database, designed specifically for high school libraries, contains full text for nearly 500 popular 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."

MasterFile Premier Off-Campus Authentication
via EBSCOhost
1975-present “ Designed specifically for public ibraries, MasterFILE™ Premiercontains 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.”
Math Reviews
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1940-present Indexes and abstracts mathematics literature.
MEDLINE with Full Text Off-Campus Authentication
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1949-present

"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.

"MEDLINE with Full Text is also the world's most comprehensive source of full text for medical journals, providing full text for 1,470 journals indexed in MEDLINE. Of those, 1,450 have cover-to-cover indexing inMEDLINE, and of those, 551 are not found with full text in any version of Academic Search™, Health Source® or Biomedical Reference Collection™."

Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print Off-Campus Authentication 1938-present

Mental Measurements Yearbook has merged with Tests in Print to 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)."

Middle Search Plus Off-Campus Authentication
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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.”
MLA Directory of Periodicals Off-Campus Authentication
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  “The MLA Directory of Periodicals contains information on over 6,000 journals and 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.”
MLA International Bibliography Off-Campus Authentication
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1963-present 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.
Music Index 1949-1997 Indexes book reviews, performances, records, discographies and festivals.
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Naxos Music Library Off-Campus Authentication
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Varies according to source "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."
Naxos Music Jazz Off-Campus Authentication
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Varies according to source Naxos Music Library Jazz is one of 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.
Newspaper Source Off-Campus Authentication
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  Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 (U.S.) & international 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.”
Newspaper Sources in Owens Library 18th, 19th, 20th Centuries 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.
New York Times Index 1851-present Indexes the New York Times newspaper.
Nineteenth Century Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature 1890-1922 Indexes 19th century periodical literature covering l890-1899, with supplementary indexing from 1900-1922. See also: Poole's Index to Periodical Literature.
Northwest Missourian Index 1914 - 2 years before the currently published year 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.
Northwest Missourian Online 2006-present "The Northwest Missourian is a weekly, full-color newspaper, averaging 16 pages and two sections. It covers the Maryville community and the Northwest campus." The Missourian has an online searchable archive.
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Opposing Viewpoints In Context Current and Archives 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.
Oxford Art Online Off-Campus Authentication
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Varies according to source Oxford Art Online is an innovative gateway that offers users the ability 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.”
Oxford Music Online Off-Campus Authentication Varies according to source "Oxford Music Online is a new gateway that offers users the ability, for the first time ever, to access and cross-search the vast resources of Oxford's music reference in one location. The cornerstone of Oxford Music Online, Grove Music Online, has been completely redesigned with a number of functional enhancements and new content."
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Poole's Index to Periodical Literature 1815-99 Indexes 37 periodical titles from the time period. See also: Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature.
Primary Search Off-Campus Authentication
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1990-present 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.”
Professional Development Collection Off-Campus Authentication
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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.”
Project Gutenberg Online Catalog Usually pre-1923 materials

"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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PsycARTICLESOff-Campus Authentication 1894-present PsycARTICLES®, from the American Psychological Association (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.
PsycINFOOff-Campus Authentication
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1887-present 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.
PubMed 1966-present 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 Varies according to source (mid- to late-1800s or early 1900s for some journals) PubMed Central (PMC) is the US National Institute of Health (NIH) free digital archive of full-text biomedical and life science journal literature. PMC contains 2.4 million articles, most of which have a corresponding entry in PubMed.
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RIA Checkpoint Off-Campus Authentication Varies according to source "The Checkpoint(TM) research system offers you fast, effective ways to find answers to your tax and financial research questions."
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Sage Journals Online
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Varies according to source "Sage Journals Online 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" (quoted from SAGE welcoming message).
Science Reference Center Off-Campus Authentication
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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."

ScienceDirect eBooks
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1995-present “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.”
ScienceDirect Health & Life Sciences College Edition Off-Campus Authentication 1995-present ScienceDirect Health & Life Sciences includes over 340,000 full-text articles from 900 journals.
ScienceDirect Physical Sciences College Edition Off-Campus Authentication 1995-present ScienceDirect Physical Sciences includes over 850,000 full-text articles from 610 journals.
ScienceDirect Social & Behavioral Sciences College Edition Off-Campus Authentication 1995-present ScienceDirect Social & Behavioral Sciences includes over 90,000 full-text articles from 350 journals.
Social Sciences Index 1975-1991 March Indexes periodical literature in sociology, anthropology, economics, environmental science, law and political science.
Social Sciences & Humanities Index 1907-1974 Indexes periodical literature in the fields of anthropology, archaeology, area studies, classical studies, economics, geography, history, language and literature, philosophy, political science, religion, and sociology.
Something About the Author Off-Campus Authentication   "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.”
SPORTDiscus with Full TextOff-Campus Authentication
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Varies according to source " SPORTDiscus™ with Full Text is the world's most comprehensive source of full text for sports & sports medicine journals, providing full text for more than 530 journals indexed in SPORTDiscus. Of those, nearly 400 are not found with full text in any version ofAcademic 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. "
Student Research Center Off-Campus Authentication
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“EBSCO has created a search interface designed specifically for secondary school students, according to their needs and search abilities. The Student Research Center provides students in secondary schools with the most appropriate research tools for easily obtaining the information that they seek from their EBSCO databases. Through the Student Research Center, users can easily pre-determine which content sources (e.g., Magazines, Newspapers, Biographies, Country Reports, Film & Video) will be included with their search. They can also search their databases by topic heading, make use of an online dictionary and encyclopedia, explore the top searches of the day, and even limit their search according to appropriate Lexile reading levels.”

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Tests in Print Off-Campus Authentication
  See Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print
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Ulrich's Periodical Directory Off-Campus Authentication Current; Updated monthly 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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Web of Science Off-Campus Authentication
1987-present
“Web of Science provides researchers, administrators, faculty, and students with quick, powerful access to the world's leading citation databases. Authoritative, multidisciplinary content covers over 12,000 of the highest impact journals worldwide, including Open Access journals and over 150,000 conference proceedings. You'll find current and retrospective coverage in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities, with coverage available to 1900.”
WilsonWeb Off-Campus Authentication
1983-present
WilsonWeb includes access to periodical literature in agriculture, biology, and education through the Biological and Agricultural Index and the Education Full Text database.
WorldCat
"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."

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