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Academic Search Complete [EBSCO]

Designed specifically for academic institutions. 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. This scholarly collection offers unmatched full text coverage of information in many areas of academic study including: animal science, anthropology, area studies, astronomy, biology, chemistry, civil engineering, electrical engineering, ethnic & multicultural studies, food science & technology, general science, geography, geology, law, materials science, mathematics, mechanical engineering, music, pharmaceutical sciences, physics, psychology, religion & theology, veterinary science, women's studies, zoology, and many other fields. Academic Search Complete offers critical information from many sources unique to this massive collection. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. Searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,400 journals.

 

AccessScience

Searchable database delivering the latest content of the trusted McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, 10th Edition. 8,500 articles written by the leading figures in their fields-including Nobel Prize winners-edited and illustrated with the non-specialist in mind. Find late breaking news and biographies of over 2,000 famous scientists, a Student Center, and much more-all brought to life by 15,000 high-quality illustrations. Whether you're looking for an article explaining the structure of an atom or need to understand the latest Nobel Prize-winning research, you'll find it here.

 

ACS Publications

A comprehensive collection of high-quality information products and services that advance the practice of chemical and related sciences. Currently, over 30 peer-reviewed journals and magazines are published or co-published by the Publications Division of ACS. With the introduction of the ACS Journal Archive in 2002, searchable access to 3 million pages of original chemistry dates back to 1879.

 

Agricola 

AGRICOLA. contains bibliographic records from the U.S. Department o Agriculture’s National Agricultural Library. This database contains more than 4.8 million citations. The citations are comprised of journal articles, book chapters, monographs, theses, patents, software, audiovisual materials, and technical reports related to agriculture. AGRICOLA. encompasses 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, agricultural engineering and technology and earth and environmental sciences.

 

American History in Video

Provides the largest and richest online collection of video available for the study of American history—2,000 hours and more than 5,000 titles on completion. The collection's wealth of video and multiplicity of perspectives allow students and scholars to see, experience, and study American history in ways never before possible. A Critical Video Edition, American History in Video's suite of tools—searches and browses powered by Semantic Indexing and searchable transcripts synchronized to video—give the ability to drill down in seconds to find the footage of interest from thousands of hours of video. This collection is an exclusive collaboration with A&E Television Networks and features some of their most important documentaries and series from The History Channel®, A&E Network®, and Biography®. Historical coverage ranges from the early history of Native Americans, to the lost colony of Roanoke, to the 1988 Vicennes Affair in the Persian Gulf. Biographical coverage ranges from eighteenth century figures such as Benedict Arnold and Daniel Boone to modern day figures such as Thurgood Marshall and Helen Thomas.

 

America's Historical Newspapers [Newsbank]

The core of this Readex collection consists of American Antiquarian Society (AAS) founder Isaiah Thomas' own collection of colonial and early national period newspapers supplemented by issues added by later AAS colleagues. Numerous institutions and historical societies have contributed to this collection of unparalleled breadth and depth. Included with this collection is Early American Newspapers, Series I (1690 - 1876) offering 350,000 fully searchable issues from over 700 historical American newspapers. Focusing largely on the 18th and early 19th centuries, this online collection is based on Clarence S. Brigham's "History and Bibliography of American Newspapers, 1690-1820" and other authoritative bibliographies. Providing unprecedented access to the nation's early periods, Early American Newspapers, Series I enables researchers to explore essential newspapers from 23 states and the District of Columbia. Search by date, presidential era, eras in American History, or enter a custom date range. Select specific titles or search publications by state.

 

Annual Reviews

Full-text, online access to the 12 Annual Review titles available in print at Thomason Library. Titles include the Annual Reviews of Anthropology, Biochemistry, Cell & Developmental Biology, Ecology-Evolution-Systematics, Genetics, Immunology, Medicine, Microbiology, Physiology, Plant Biology, Psychology, and Sociology.

 

ArticleFirst [FirstSearch] 1990 - present

Offers searching and browsing of articles and journal tables of contents in one database. Contains bibliographic citations that describe items listed on the table of contents pages of journals in science, technology, medicine, social science, business, the humanities, and popular culture. Each record describes one article, news story, letter, or other item.

 

ARTstor

Initiated at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the ARTstor Digital Library is comprised of approximately 300,000 digital images of visual material from different time-periods, cultures, and disciplines derived from several source collections that are the product of collaborations with libraries, museums, photographic archives, publishers, slide libraries, and individual scholars. These source collections include The Carnegie Arts of the U. S., The Huntington Archive of Asian Art, The Illustrated Bartsch, The Mellon International Dunhuang Archive, and The Museum of Modern Art (New York) Architecture and Design Collection. ARTstor provides a wide range of visual materials for educational and scholarly use, and broader access to images of important art, architecture, design and archeological objects.

 

ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials [EBSCO] 1949 - present

A comprehensive reference database designed to support religious and theological scholarship in graduate education and faculty research. Contains citations from international titles and multi-author works related to the field of religion and full-text for over fifty of the six hundred journals indexed. Also includes a full range of index citations to essays in multi-author works and book reviews from ATLA print indexes.

 

The Atlanta Constitution Archive [ProQuest Historical Newspapers]

Full-text & full-image articles from 1868-1945.

 

 

Biography Resource Center is now Gale Biography in Context

 

Biological Abstracts [EBSCO]

Biological Abstracts® is a complete collection of bibliographic references covering life science and biomedical research literature published from more than 4,300 journals internationally. This database provides users with easy access to the latest information in virtually every life science discipline and contains more than 13.2 million archival records from as far back as 1969, with more than 370,000 citations added each year. Most of the records include informative abstracts written by the author. It is produced by Thomson Scientific, Inc.

 

BioOne

Developed and operated as a non-profit venture by AIBS, the University of Kansas, and others for the benefit of scientific societies, universities, libraries, researchers, scholars and students. BioOne currently includes over 100 high-impact bioscience research journals focused on the biological, ecological and environmental sciences, while continually adding new journals. Search or browse journals from the home page or view the BioOne Top 10 articles viewed in the previous month. Coverage from 2000-present for many titles in the journal archive.

 

Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology

Definitions and explanations of key concepts written by leading scholars in the field of sociology with sophisticated cross-referencing and searching.

 

Book Review Index Plus [Thomson/Gale]

A comprehensive online guide to book reviews that includes more than five million review citations from thousands of publications, with linking to more than 630,000 full-text reviews.

 

Books & Authors (Previously known as What Do I Read Next?) [Thomson/Gale]

Includes nearly 100,000 recommended titles, more than 53,000 plot summaries, and awards information from 557 awards, all to help users uncover new reading adventures, find long-remembered favorites, and discover award-winning titles. Search by genre, subject, author, title, series, and more.

 

Britannica Online

The full text of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, plus Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary.

 

Business-LexisNexis Academic [LexisNexis]

Business articles from newspapers, magazines, journals, wires & transcripts, detailed financial data about companies, find companies based on a variety of criteria, EDGAR filings, annual & quarterly reports & proxy statements, news from over 25 industries, accounting journals & literature, trade show information & more.

 

Business & Company Resource Center [Thomson/Gale]

Comprehensive periodical and reference resource for business, management and investment topics, with Newsletters ASAP and Predicast's PROMT databases for college, adult and advanced high school students. Search this database to find detailed company and industry news and information.

 

Business Source Premier [EBSCO]

A scholarly business database, providing indexing and abstracts for peer-reviewed, business related journals. Business Source Premier offers indexing and abstracts for the 350 most important scholarly journals back to 1965 or the first published issue. This database includes searchable cited references for 1,205 journals. Journal ranking studies reveal that Business Source Premier is the overwhelmingly superior database for full text journals in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance, econometrics and economics.

 

 

Cambridge Histories Online

Cambridge Histories Online brings together over 270 volumes from the renowned Cambridge Histories series. The volumes are grouped into topics, making it quick and easy to search and browse through an array of historical subject areas. The extensive bibliographic referencing and other leading functionality, enhances usability and makes this resource ideal for any type of historical research.

 

CINAHL Plus with Full Text [EBSCO]

The authoritative resource for nursing and allied health professionals, students, educators and researchers. Indexes more that 3,000 nursing and allied health journals back to 1937 with full text for over 300 titles. Also includes legal cases, clinical innovations, critical paths, drug records, research instruments and clinical trials. PDF backfiles to 1937 are also included.

 

ClasePeriodica [FirstSearch] Clase 1975-present, Periodica 1978-present
Clase indexes documents published in Latin American journals specializing in the social sciences and humanities. Periodica covers journals specializing in science and technology. Together, they offer access to more than 300,000 bibliographic citations from documents published in 2,600 scholarly journals published in Spanish, Portuguese, French and English. Information from articles, essays, book reviews, monographs, conference proceedings, technical reports, interviews and brief notes published in journals edited in 24 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean are found here, as well as publications that focus on Pan-American issues.

 

Classical Music Library

The world's largest multi-label database of Classical music recordings for listening and learning in libraries. The growing collection of 50,000-plus tracks includes recordings from the world's greatest labels including Hyperion, Bridge Records, Sanctuary Classics, Artemis-Vanguard, Hänssler Classic, Vox and many more. Coverage includes music written from the earliest times (e.g. Gregorian Chant) to the present, including many contemporary composers. Repertoire ranges from vocal and choral music, to chamber, orchestral, solo instrumental, and opera.

Computer Source [EBSCO]
Provides researchers with the latest information and current trends in high technology. This database offers full text for nearly 300 publications and indexing and abstracts for nearly 450 publications.

 

CountryWatch

A world leader in providing country specific geopolitical intelligence on each of the 192 countries of the world.

 

CQ Historic Documents [CQ Electronic Library] 1972-present
Electronic version of print series in Thomason Library containing 32,000 pages of presidential speeches, international agreements, and Supreme Court decisions, U.S. Government reports, scientific findings, and cultural discussions. Search by keyword or browse by title or topic. The Cumulative Index allows you to link to the exact section of the document you seek along with other entries on the subject or related subjects. Includes other CQ features like Citenow!, Email or Print this Document, and Your Profile which you create to permanently save your favorite documents.

 

CQ Researcher [CQ Electronic Library] 1991-present
Original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues in the news. Each single-themed CQ Researcher report offers in-depth, non-biased coverage of political and social issues with regular reports on topics in health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the U.S. economy. Each 12,000 word report contains background information, a chronology, assessment of current situation, tables, maps, pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions, and a bibliography of key sources.

 

CREDO Reference

An online reference collection featuring full-text content from 100 trusted reference books covering a broad range of topics. The content is enriched by a network of cross referenced links that span topics, titles, and publishers to give you accurate, contextual results. Try Credo's concept map, a visual map that displays connections between search results and topics in an interactive format.

 

Custom Newspapers [Thomson/Gale]
Full coverage of over 100 newspaper titles and selected news and business coverage of 170 Knight-Ridder/Tribune News and Busniess News wire services.

 

 

ebrary eBook Collection
Large collection of electronic books covering a vast array of topics and themes.

 

EBSCO eBook Collection
Large collection of electronic books covering a vast array of topics and themes.

 

EBSCOhost Databases
Academic Search Premier, ATLA, ERIC, MLA, PsycINFO, and many more specialized databases. Search across several or select one.

 

Educator's Reference Complete [Thomson/Gale]

A selection of more than 450 full-text academic journals, hundreds of full-text reports, and many premier reference sources. Included content focuses on educational principles, child development and psychology, and best practices in education. Majority of the full-text titles included are also found in the ERIC database. The database is updated daily.

 

Encyclopaedia Universalis (French) [Britannica]

Powered by a fast and intelligent search engine, Encyclopaedia Universalis Online provides access to more than 33,000 articles including exclusive articles, weekly and monthly dossiers that delve into current events and issues about today’s world, 17,000 media items, a world atlas with over 700 maps, an integrated dictionary with 120,000 entries, and a guide to selected Web sites.

 

ERIC [EBSCO]
A guide to published and unpublished sources on thousands of educational topics, with information from RIE (Resources in Education) and CIJE (Current Index to Journals in Education). ERIC records now include full-text ED documents from the ERIC Digest at no extra charge. The ERIC database includes the ERIC thesaurus, a complete list of descriptive terms used by ERIC to index and search the database.

 

Expanded Academic ASAP [Thomson/Gale] 1980 - present
From arts and the humanities to social sciences, science and technology, this database meets research needs across all academic disciplines. Access scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers  many with full text and images.

 

Ferguson's Career Guidance Center [Facts on File]

This comprehensive career research database is broken down into three main sections: Jobs, Skills, and Resources. The Jobs section, organized into 16 Career Clusters created by the Department of Education, contains information on more than 3,300 jobs and 94 industries. The Skills section provides advice on applying for a job, acing an interview, behaving professionally in the work environment, and more—with more than 90 sample résumés and cover letters included. The Resources section includes more than 54,000 entries on scholarships, internships, and more, divided into easily browsable categories with searchable records.

 

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia [EBSCO]
database providing over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

 

Gale Biography in Context [Thomson/Gale]
Gale Biography in Context includes full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals. Search for people based on one or more personal facts such as birth and death year, nationality, ethnicity, occupation or gender, or combine criteria to create a highly-targeted custom search.

 

Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context [Thomson/Gale]
A one-stop source for information on today's hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed series published by Greenhaven Press and other Gale imprints, OVIC features viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazine, academic journal, and newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts, and links to Websites. New to the database are Lexile reading levels for periodicals and an integrated national and state curriculum standards search with content correlated to the standards.

 

Gale Science in Context [Thomson/Gale]

Researching science topics has never been easier -- with Gale Science in Context, thousands of topic overviews, experiments, biographies, pictures and illustrations are just a few clicks away and the latest scientific developments are covered in articles from over 200 magazines and academic journals and links to quality web sites. The database covers curriculum-related science topics and offers teachers an easy-to-use tool to identify content directly correlated to state and national standards.

 

Gale U.S. History in Context [Thomson/Gale]
Complete overview of the most-studied events, issues and current information in U.S. history including Primary Source Microfilm's digital archives with documents, monographs, pamphlets, first-person accounts, and more. Encyclopedic and critical articles, essays and biographies, full-text periodicals and scholarly history journals with links to digitized special collections and audio and video clips of historic speeches and events. Multimedia maps and images, country and era overviews, and chronological timelines for undergraduate audience.

 

Gale World History in Context [Thomson/Gale]
A comprehensive collection of award-winning reference, full-text articles from leading scholarly publications, an array of primary sources, and images, maps and charts which provide expansive geographic and chronologic research materials for the study of world history. From ancient Europe to Latin America and from the Far East to the Renaissance, world history curricula is supported with over 1,800 primary sources, over 27 reference titles and more than 110 journals.

 

Gale Virtual Reference Library [Thomson/Gale]
Reference collection of Gale e-books covering a variety of disciplines

 

General BusinessFile ASAP [Thomson/Gale] 1980 - present
Analyze company performance and activity, industry events and trends as well as the latest in management, economics and politics. Access to a combination of broker research reports, trade publications, newspapers, journals and company directory listings with full text and images available.

 

General OneFile [Thomson/Gale] 1980 - present
A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.

 

General Reference Center [Thomson/Gale] 1980 - present
A general interest database that integrates a variety of sources in one easy-to-use interface. Use General Reference Center to find articles from magazines, reference books, and newspapers, many with full-text and images. Find the latest current events, popular culture, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more.

 

Global Reference Center [Britannica]

Britannica's Global Reference Center is an extensive collection of Encyclopaedia Britannica's foreign language content, offering trustworthy information in Spanish, Japanese, Korean, simplified Chinese, and French. Users will find comprehensive global content on subjects such as art, geography, history, politics, science, sports, technology, and more!

 

GPO's Federal Digital System
Government web site including references for documents to congressional committee reports and hearings, debates, documents from executive departments, and more.

 

GreenFILE [EBSCO]
GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments, and what can be done at each level to minimize these effects. Multidisciplinary by nature, GreenFILE draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 538,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 5,800 records.

 

The Greenville News (Greenville, SC)

Free access to past 7 days

 

 

Health and Wellness Resource Center [Thomson/Gale] 1980 - present
Use this Resource Center to find magazines, journals, newspapers, definitions, directories, and information on: Fitness, Pregnancy, Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Occupational Health and Safety, Alcohol and Drug abuse, Prescription Drugs, etc. Included are links to diet, cancer, and health assessment sites as well as government databases. The material contained in this Resource Center is intended for informational purposes only.

 

Health Reference Center Academic [Thomson/Gale] 1980 - present
Use this database to find articles on: Fitness, Pregnancy, Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Occupational Health and Safety, Alcohol and Drug abuse, HMOs, Prescription Drugs, etc. The material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes only.

 

Health Source-Consumer Edition [EBSCO]
Rich collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide, providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Health Source: Consumer Edition features searchable full text for nearly 150 journals. This database is updated on a daily basis.

 

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition [EBSCO]
Provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines; also features abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 journals. This database is updated on a daily basis.

 

History Resource Center: US is now Gale U.S. History in Context

 

History Resource Center: World is now Gale World History in Context

 

InfoTrac/Gale Databases [Thomson/Gale]
Academic OneFile, Expanded Academic ASAP, Business & Co ASAP, and many more research tools are combined in this aggregated collection. PowerSearch across many of these resources with one search, or select one specific database to search.

 

Institute of Physics Electronic Journals (IOP) [PASCAL]
The IOP Journal Archive is a comprehensive digital collection of all the work published by the Institute between 1876 and 1996. The archive contains fully searchable PDFs with linked references.

 

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Most of the articles in the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy are original contributions by specialized philosophers around the internet; these are identifiable by the author's name at the foot of the article. Others are are temporary, or "proto articles," and have largely been adapted from public domain sources. They are identifiable by the inclusion of the initials IEP at the close, and will in time be replaced by original articles.

 

IPA Source

Online since 2003, IPA Source is the web's largest library of International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions and literal translations of opera arias and art song texts. Now with over 3500 texts including 500 opera-aria texts!

 

iPreach Bible Reference Tools

This extensive collection of commentaries, Bible dictionaries, and other reference works provides a breadth of substantial, searchable materials with which to prepare sermons, lessons, and research papers, all in one place.
Limited to 8 users at a time. If you receive an error message about exceeding the number of allowed users, try again later.

 

Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance
Indexes articles, books and essays dealing with years 400-1700 (Middle Ages and Renaissance), Iter Italicum, International Directory of Scholars, Scholars of Early Modern Studies, International Directory of Renaissance and Reformation Associations and Institutes, Baptisteria Sacra: An Iconographic Index of Baptismal Fonts.

 

JSTOR
Arts & Sciences Collections I, II, & III contain an archive of over 350 full-text journals which are searchable through JSTOR or accessible through Journal Finder, which provides full-text articles in Thomason Library's electronic databases. The collections include journals in art, architecture, economics, film, folklore, history, performing arts, political science, religion, sociology, humanities, mathematics, and statistics. The Biological Sciences Collection contains 29 titles in Ecology and Botany and more than 130 titles that span the sciences, including evolutionary biology, plant and animal sciences, paleontology, and conservation.
Founded with the assistance of the Ecological Society of America, topics covered by the ecology journals are wide-ranging, from biodiversity and climate change to conservation and experimental biology. The botany titles - including the oldest botanical journal in the Americas - encompass a range of subjects such as plant biology, systematic botany, and taxonomy. The most current three to five year issues of the journals are not available in this archive as specified by the publishers in their agreements with JSTOR.

 

Junior Edition [Thomson/Gale] 2000 - present
This periodical database is designed for students in junior high and middle school, with magazines, newspapers and reference books (most are full-text) for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

 

 

Kids InfoBits [Thomson/Gale] 1990 - present
This periodical database is designed for elementary school students, with easy access to full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

 

LearningExpress Library 

LearningExpress Library is an innovative, Web-based learning solution that provides patrons, from elementary students to adult learners, with instant access to the most comprehensive collection of test-preparation tools, skill-building materials, and career resources available. Over 770 online practice tests and interactive skill-building tutorials are available, along with more than 130 e-book titles developed by expert academic and industry professionals. Users required to create a free account to use this resource.

 

Legal Research-LexisNexis Academic [LexisNexis]
Articles from legal newspapers, magazines & newsletters, articles from law reviews, federal & state legal cases, decisions from all federal court levels, state high court & appellate decisions, cases on a variety of topics, federal code, U.S. Constitution & court rules, federal regulations, agency opinions & US Attorney General Opinions, statutory laws, court rules from all states & Attorneys General opinions from all states, European Union law, the IRS Bulletin, tax regulations & more, all U.S. patents from 1971 to present, patent Numbers By Classification, Manual of Classification Career Information, details on more than 900,000 lawyers & law firms around the world, details on over 250 U.S. schools, NALP's Degrees of Difference.

 

LegalTrac [Thomson/Gale] 1980 - present
Use this database to find articles in all major law reviews, law journals, specialty law and bar association journals and legal newspapers. Included are articles on Federal and State Cases, Laws and Regulations, Legal Practice, and Taxation. Also included are: British Commonwealth, European Union and International Law.

 

LexisNexis Academic
Full-text news, business, legal, medical, and reference sources.

 

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts [EBSCO] mid-1960s - present
Database covering librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.

 

LibraryMusicSource.com
The largest collection of Western Classical sheet music ever assembled is now available via the internet from LibraryMusicSource.com. Authorized users will have access and command of over 300,000 pages of sheet music from over 35,000 works including the entire piano works of Chopin, all the songs of Schubert, all the organ music of J. S. Bach, and all the orchestra parts and scores of Beethoven, to cite only a few examples. Now the complete or nearly complete published works of the world’s great composers for orchestra, chamber ensemble, piano, organ, voice, chorus, strings, winds, percussion and guitar are available online.

 

Literature Resource Center [Gale]
Biographical, bibliographical and contextual information from the Contemporary Authors and Dictionary of Literary Biography databases, as well as full-text criticism from the Contemporary Literary Criticism Select database. Contains more than 415,000 full-text journal articles from more than 250 literary journals, nearly 44,000 critical essays, more than 122,000 author biographies, and 10,000 definitions of literary terms from Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature.

 

Literature Resources from Gale

Literature criticism, biographies, work and topic overviews, reviews, and full text of many literary works-all searchable at the same time and returned in lists organized according to the type of research needs they serve.

 

LitFINDER [Thomson/Gale]

International in scope, covers all time periods, and contains a wealth of primary literature content, including more than 126,500 full-text poems, 850,000 poem citations and excerpts, 5,000 full-text short stories, 2,800 full-text essays, 1,800 full-text speeches, and 1,000 full-text plays. LitFinder also includes biographies, work summaries, photographs, and a glossary.

 

MAS Ultra-School Edition [EBSCO]
Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for more than 700 popular, high school magazines; also provides more than 500 full text pamphlets, more than 350 full text reference books, 84,774 biographies, 100,554 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 202,164 photos, maps and flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.

 

MEDLINE [EBSCO]
Covers all areas of medicine, including clinical medicine, experimental medicine, dentistry, nursing, health services administration, nutrition, and much more. Now includes the MeSH thesaurus.

 

MERGENT Online
A comprehensive suite of authoritative financial information including US company data and annual reports, EDGAR searching, industry reports, detailed US executive biographies, institutional holdings, fact sheets, equity and corporate bond portraits, and more.

 

Military & Government Collection [EBSCO]
Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, this database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals, and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of those sites; provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals and indexing and abstracts for nearly 400 titles.

 

MLA International Bibliography [EBSCO] 1963 - present
Indexes critical literary and language scholarship and provides access to journals and serials published worldwide, as well as books, essay collections, working papers, proceedings, dissertations, and bibliographies. Nearly 45,000 records are added annually. Subscribers can now get full information on many of the publications from records in the MLA Directory of Periodicals.

 

Nature
Search or browse the archive of this weekly, international, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal of science

 

NetLibrary eBook Collection is now EBSCO eBook Collection

 

News-LexisNexis Academic [LexisNexis]
U.S. & international newspapers, magazines, newsletters & journals, news articles updated throughout the day, newspaper, wire & transcript articles from a state & selected articles about each state, news from U.S. & international sources, wire service reports, television & radio news broadcasts, reviews, entertainment & sports news, Chronicle of Higher Education & student newspapers, foreign language news in Spanish, French, Dutch, Italian & German.

 

The New York Times Archive [ProQuest Historical Newspapers]
Full-text & full-image of NYT articles with coverage from 1851 up to three years ago.

 

Nursing and Allied Health [Thomson/Gale]

All aspects of the Nursing profession -- from direct patient care to health care administration -- are covered in this collection. Including nearly 400 titles, this collection's current and authoritative content will be of use to both professionals already working in the field as well as students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum.

 

Nursing Resource Center [Thomson/Gale]

Designed for nursing students, the Nursing Resource Center brings together in an easy-to-use interface disease and drug overviews, care plans, relevant journal results and animated anatomy and physiology diagrams to complement the core encyclopedia texts. The information is written in accessible language for students completing class assignments and preparing for clinicals as they learn how to care for and treat patients. Search results are returned in tabs that correspond to steps in the nursing process.

 

 

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center is now Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context

 

Oxford African American Studies Center [Oxford Univ. Press]

A comprehensive online collection focusing on the lives and events which have shaped African American and African history and culture. This collection, edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. of Harvard University, includes 7,500 articles from core reference works, over 1,000 images, primary sources with specially written commentaries, and over 100 maps that have been collected to enhance the reference content. Also included are over 100 charts and tables offering information on demographics, government, politics, business, labor, education and the arts.

 

Oxford English Dictionary [Oxford Univ. Press]
A searchable version of this important reference work. Includes definitions of words and phrases, etymologies, and quotations. Each quarter, a batch of new and revised entries is added to the New Edition.

 

Oxford Reference Online Premium [Oxford Univ. Press]
This collection brings together language and subject reference works from one of the world's largest reference publishers into a single cross-searchable resource. It is a fully-indexed, cross-searchable database of over 100 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press, giving subscribers unprecedented access to a comprehensive information resource plus added functionality and more detailed information from titles in the world-renowned Oxford Companions Series.

 

PapersFirst [FirstSearch] 1993 - present
Covers every congress, symposium, exposition, workshop, and meeting added to The British Library Document Supply Centre's (BLDSC) vast proceedings collection since October 1993. The BLDSC is a document supplier for the OCLC Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service. The FirstSearch/OCLC ILL link is the best way to obtain conference papers cited in PapersFirst.

 

PASCAL Catalog

Statewide academic library catalog Quick Info

 

People-LexisNexis Academic [LexisNexis]

 

Primary Search [EBSCO]
Database providing full text for nearly 70 popular, magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990.

 

Proceedings [FirstSearch] 1993 - present
Provides tables of contents of papers presented at conferences worldwide. Each record contains a list of the papers presented at each conference. Like its companion, PapersFirst, ProceedingsFirst provides access to The British Library Document Supply Centre's vast collection of conference proceedings.

 

Project MUSE

Current and recent volumes of 111 core journals in the humanities and social sciences

 

PsycARTICLES [EBSCO]

American Psychological Association, 1987 - present
A definitive source of searchable full-text articles on current issues in psychology. The PsycARTICLES database covers general psychology and specialized, basic, applied, clinical and theoretical research in psychology. The database contains more than 34,000 searchable full text articles from 43 journals published by the APA and 8 from allied organizations. It contains all journal articles, letters to the editor and errata from each of the 51 journals.

 

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection [EBSCO]
Database providing nearly 575 full text publications, including nearly 550 peer-reviewed titles; covers topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods. Nearly every full text title included in this database is indexed in PsycINFO. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.

 

PsycINFO [EBSCO] American Psychological Association, 1887 to the present
Rich resource for research in psychology and related disciplines. Contains citations and summaries of journal articles, chapters, books, technical reports, and dissertations in psychology and related disciplines. Over 55,000 references are added yearly. Full-text articles from 43 PsycARTICLES journals available through PsycINFO searches.Descriptors from the Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms are assigned to records from 1967 to allow precise searching using the language of the discipline. Includes indexed materials from journals published in 50 countries and in 30 languages. Chapter and book coverage includes worldwide English-language material published from 1887 to the present.

 

 

Regional Business News [EBSCO]
This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. This database is updated on a daily basis.

 

SAGE eReference Encyclopedias
A collection of over 40 authoritative and award-winning social sciences encyclopedias from Sage Publications is available online. Users may search across all titles, or browse by subject.

 

ScienceDirect
Full-text of many scientific, technical and medical journals in the Life Sciences, Health Sciences, and Social Sciences which include agricultural and biological sciences, decision sciences, environmental science, immunology and microbiology, medicine and dentistry, neuroscience, pharmacology, toxicology and pharmaceutics, psychology, and social sciences.

 

Science Resource Center is now Gale Science in Context

 

Scribner Writers Series [Thomson/Gale]
Essays on the lives and works of more than 1600 important novelists, poets, playwrights from around the world.  Includes 40 essays on special topics in literature.

 

Sharpe Online Reference
Offering a unique, interdisciplinary approach to U.S. and Global history and culture, Sharpe Online Reference (SOLR) explores the broad range of events, people, movements, and political, social, economic, and cultural issues that have shaped the nation and the world from earliest times to the present day. Organized by historical periods and topical categories, this collection of links provides direct-click access to more than 1,000 carefully selected and vetted Web sites pertaining to American and world history. All sites have been selected for authority, depth and quality of information, and stability. Brief descriptions help guide students to the sites of choice in their area of interest.

 

SIRS Knowledge Source [Thomson/Gale] students grade 8-adult

 

SIRS Discoverer [Thomson/Gale] students grades 1-9 and parents, teachers
SIRS resources are suitable for primary and secondary school students, with articles, images, maps and more.

 

Small Business Resource Center [Thomson/Gale]

Search this database to learn how to start, finance or manage your small business. Resources include sample business plans, how to guides, articles and websites.

 

Spanish Reference Center [Britannica]
Spanish Reference Center delivers two products in one. PlanetaSaber, geared for academic-level research, is the perfect resource for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and students learning Spanish.  PlanetaSaber features the Gran Enciclopedia Planeta, the most comprehensive encyclopedia in the Spanish language, including over 145,000 encyclopedia articles, more than 10,000 maps, photos, and media pieces, and 8,000 Internet links!  Special features include a visual navigator, interactive atlas, and Multilanguage dictionary.  Enciclopedia Juvenil, for younger ages, helps students sharpen their language skills while they learn new lessons.

 

Springer eBook Collection

Large collection of electronic books covering a vast array of topics and themes.

 

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

A dynamic reference work in which each entry is maintained and kept up to date by an expert or group of experts in the field. All entries and updates are referred by the members of a distinguished editorial board before they are made public.

 

The State (Columbia, SC)
Full text from January 2, 2002 to present. Use the following link if looking for graphics/obituaries in recent issues: http://www.thestate.com

 

Student Edition [Thomson/Gale] 1985-present
This database is designed for upper middle & high school students, with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

 

 

THOMCAT
THOMCAT is the online catalog of the James H. Thomason Library. Books, compact discs, videos, magazines, journals, are accessible there, as in most cases are plays, short stories, and individual songs on CDs and records. Individual articles in magazines and journals are not accessible through THOMCAT.

 

WilsonSelectPlus [FirstSearch] 1994 - present
Covers high-quality periodicals with in-depth indexing and abstracts. Includes articles from periodicals indexed in other H.W. Wilson databases.

 

Women Writers Online
Full-text database of pre-Victorian women's writing from the Brown University Women Writers Project. Every work is presented in full, with detailed bibliographic information, and the interface offers novice and expert users powerful search and viewing options. With its broadly interdisciplinary range of subjects and genres, the collection is a valuable resource for any course in women's writing, English literature before 1850, or cultural history. The WWP goal is to bring texts by pre-Victorian women writers out of the archive and make them accessible to a wide audience of teachers, students, scholars, and the general reader.

 

WorldAlmanac [FirstSearch] 1998 - present
Includes the full text of all of the Almanac titles: The World Almanac and Book of Facts, providing key facts on a wide variety of subjects internationally; The World Almanac of the U.S.A. with essential facts about the United States- current and historical; The World Almanac of US Politics, a guidebook to federal, state, and local governments; The World Almanac for Kids, covering information and facts of interest to middle-school children and teachers; and The World Almanac Knowledge Source, a comprehensive general encyclopedia.

 

WorldCat [FirstSearch] before 1000 BC - present
The world's most comprehensive bibliography, with more than 48 million bibliographic records representing 400 languages. Covers information back to 2100 B.C. Includes holdings information from libraries across the world. Now includes the Library of Congress Subject Headings as its thesaurus. Includes records produced by Cooperative Online Resource Catalog (CORC) users, as well as NetFirst records (provides access to high-quality web sites on a variety of subjects).

 

World Data Analyst [Britannica]  

Encyclopædia Britannica World Data Analyst combines detailed statistics with powerful tools for analysis and display, this resource features a unique collection of in-depth information about the countries of the world and allows you to create comparative charts and tables.

 



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