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Academic Search Complete
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 nearly 13,200 publications in all, including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. Coverage includes: 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.  It is an excellent place to begin any research project. 

ACLS Humanities E-Book
ACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB) is an online collection of over 3,000 books of high quality in the humanities that is fully searchable, and recommended and reviewed by scholars. These are works of major importance that remain vital to both scholars and advanced students, and are frequently cited in the literature.

AGRICOLA
Covers every major agricultural subject, including agricultural engineering and marketing, animal breeding, entomology, environmental pollution, farm management, foods and pesticides, rural sociology, and veterinary medicine. Citations consist of journal articles, book chapters, monographs, conference proceedings, serials, and other materials.

Alt HealthWatch
This alternative health database provides full text for 180 publications in the collection, including full text for many peer-reviewed journals. Alt HealthWatch provides in-depth coverage across the full spectrum of subject areas covered by complementary and alternative medicine dating back to 1990.

Alternative Press Index
Indexes journals covering cultural, economic, political & social change. Highly recommended comprehensive guide to alternative sources of information. Coverage is international and interdisciplinary. Provides in-depth coverage in the humanities and social sciences. Indexes nearly 300 alternative, radical and left periodicals, newspapers and magazines. Includes selected abstracts from research journals. Coverage varies; some as early as 1991-present. Updated quarterly.

Aluka
This is a collaborative online digital library of scholarly resources from and about Africa. “Aluka”, is derived from a Zulu word meaning “to weave”, reflecting our commitment to connect resources and scholars from around the world. Aluka is part of the JSTOR collection.

America: History and Life with Full Text
This is the definitive database of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. With selective indexing for 1,700 journals from 1964 to the present this database also provides full-text coverage of more than 196 journals and more than 92 books. Strong English-language journal coverage is balanced by an international perspective on topics and events, including abstracts in English of articles published in more than 40 languages.

American Chemical Society Journals
Full text coverage of all journals published by the ACS.  Coverage begins with 1879 and continues through the present.

American Song (includes content from African American Music database)
American Song is an historical database that allows people to hear and feel the music from America’s past. The database includes songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers, and cowboys. Included in the database are the songs of Civil Rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, anti-war protests, and more. (See also Classical Music Library and Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries for other digital recordings.)

Anthropological Index Online
The The Anthropological Index Online is based on the journal holdings of the Anthropology Library at the The British Museum (Museum of Mankind) which receives periodicals in all branches of anthropology, from academic institutions and publishers around the world.

ARTFL Project: American & French Research on the Treasure of the French Language
Provides access to seven full text databases in French: The Main ARTFL Database, containing 1,880 texts from the 12th to the 20th centuries; the ARTFL Encyclopédie, a complete on-line version of the first edition of Diderot and d’Alembert’s Encyclopédie; Provençal Poetry Database, containing 38 texts from the 12th and 13th centuries; French Women Writers Database, containing texts by 15 authors from the 16th to the 19th centuries; Textes de Française Ancien (TFA) database, containing 65 documents, covering the 12th-15th centuries; Opera del Vocabolario Italiano database, containing 1,369 vernacular texts dated prior to 1375, including Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio, as well as lesser- known texts; and Dictionnaires d’autrefois, containing Robert Estienne’s 1552 Dictionarium latinogallicum, Jean Nicot’s Threysor de la langue françoyse, tant ancienne que moderne (Paris, David Douceur, 1606); and the Dictionnaire de l’Academie Française.

ArticleFirst
Contains bibliographic citations that describe items listed on the table of contents pages of approximately 12,600 journals in science, technology, medicine, social sciences, business, the humanities, and popular culture.

ARTstor

The ARTstor image database is a searchable collection of downloadable high quality digital images for education and scholarship. The database documents artistic and historical traditions across many time periods and cultures. ARTstor is designed for researchers, teachers and students. Users can download individual images or use the ARTstor Offline Image Viewer to build a presentation using ARTstor images, arrange and caption the images, and deliver the presentation in the classroom.

arXiv (arxiv.org)
Provided by Cornell University, this database provides open access to at least 593,662 e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics.

ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials
The full text version of the ATLA Religion Database. This database is a collection of major religion and theology journals selected by some of the major religion scholars in the United States. Journals representing all major faiths, major denominations, and language groups are included. Information dates as far back as 1949, and coverage continues thru the present.


                
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Bibliography of Native North Americans
This a bibliographic database covers all aspects of native North American culture, history, and life. This resource covers a wide range of topics including archaeology, multicultural relations, gaming, governance, legend, and literacy.

Biological Abstracts
The Biological Abstracts database is a complete collection of bibliographic references to life sciences journal literature published around the world. Topics include agriculture, agronomy, biochemistry, biotechnology, environment, genetics, medicine, microbiology, and pharmacology. Biological Abstracts indexes articles from more than 4000 biological and medical research journals. The database is updated quarterly, and coverage begins with 1992.

Biomed Central
Provides a collection of free, open access, peer-reviewed articles from biomedical, medicine, health, biology, and biotechnology related online journals. Access to BioMed Central is free.

BioOne
This database contains the full text of more than 50 high-impact bioscience research journals, beginning with the year 2000 for most titles. This database is particularly strong in the areas of Environmental and Ecological studies. Current issues are posted as soon as they are published. Back issues are permanently archived online.

Book Review Digest Plus

Book Review Digest Plus is an essential library tool that brings together book reviews on a wide range of topics, from a variety of sources. Unlike reviews on book-sale sites and the open Internet, many of the reviews are serious, academic works. This invaluable resource for literary and biographical research is essential for readers’ advisory and collection development.

Business Abstracts with Full Text

This comprehensive database contains the full text of articles from more than 510 key publications dating back to 1995, and provides access to product evaluations, interviews, biographical sketches, corporate profiles, obituaries, surveys, statistical rankings, book reviews and reports from associations, societies, trade shows, conferences and more.

Business Source Complete
Business Source Complete indexes over 3,600 journals and contains the full text to almost 3,000 of them. As part of the comprehensive coverage offered by this database, indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals back to 1886 or the first issue published for that journal are included. Additional full text, non-journal content includes financial data, books, monographs, major reference works, book digests, conference proceedings, case studies, investment research reports, industry reports, market research reports, country reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses and more. Through EBSCOhost.


                
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Choice Reviews Online
Internet version of the print magazine CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. Reviews significant current books and electronic resources of interest in higher education. Each year CHOICE publishes more than 6,500 reviews by subject experts. Choice Reviews Online provides Web access to the entire database of CHOICE reviews published since September 1988. The database is updated monthly, generally at mid-month, with reviews that will be printed in the next monthly issue of CHOICE. The newest reviews appear, arranged by academic discipline and broad cross-disciplinary topic, in “Current Issue” They also are searchable by using Advanced Search, selecting by CHOICE Issue Date, and combining with various other criteria.

Chronicle of Higher Education
The Chronicle of Higher Education is the No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. It is published every weekday online and the web site also contains the complete contents of the latest print issue; daily news and advice columns; thousands of current job listings; an archive of previously published content; vibrant discussion forums; and career-building tools such as online CV management, salary databases, and more.

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers
Chronicling America is a Website providing access to information about historic newspapers and select digitized newspaper pages, and is produced by the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). NDNP, is a long-term effort to develop an Internet-based, searchable database of U.S. newspapers with descriptive information and select digitization of historic pages.

CIAO: Columbia International Affairs Online
Allows access to research from the world’s leading international relations centers. Includes full text of working papers from 92 contributing institutions, as well as conference proceedings, papers and books, and abstracts from the leading journals of international affairs. Includes monthly statistics on American and international economics and on regional, political, and country maps. A customized web search is available which permits the option of limiting searches to carefully reviewed websites of international organization, governnmental bodies, research institutions and news organizations.

Clase/Periodica
This is a combined index of Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities: 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 in 2,600 scholarly journals. Articles are in Spanish, Portuguese, French, and English.

Classical Music Library
Searchable classical music resource. Licensed digital recordings that users can listen to over the Internet from 40 music labels. Includes links to images and to biographical information in Grove Music Online. (See also Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries and American Song for other digital recordings.)

Communication & Mass Media Complete
CMMC incorporates CommSearch (formerly produced by the National Communication Association) and Mass Media Articles Index (formerly produced by Penn State) along with numerous other journals to create a research and reference resource of unprecedented scope and depth in the communication and mass media fields. CMMC offers cover-to-cover (“core”) indexing and abstracts for over 300 journals, and selected (“priority”) coverage of over 100 more, for a combined coverage of over 400 titles. Includes full text for nearly 200 journals.

Computer Source
Computer Source 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.

Consumer Health Complete
(CHC) is designed to support patients’ information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. This full text database covers topics such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children’s health, men & women’s health, etc.

Contemporary Authors
Index of biographical and bibliographical information on modern writers. Covers more than 100,000 current writers in a wide range of media, including: current writers of fiction, general nonfiction, poetry, and drama; print and broadcast journalists, editors, photojournalists, syndicated cartoonists, screenwriters, television scriptwriters, and other media people; and literary greats of the early 20th century who continue to elicit critical attention.

Contemporary Literary Criticism Select
CLCS presents significant published criticism on the works of novelists, poets, playwrights, short story writers, and other creative writers now living as well as those deceased after December 31, 1959.

Contemporary Women’s Issues
Contemporary Women’s Issues (CWI) is a multidisciplinary, full-text database that brings together relevant content from mainstream periodicals, “gray” literature, and the alternative press — with a focus on the critical issues and events that influence women’s lives in more than 190 countries. Contemporary Women’s Issues includes English-language titles from East and West Africa, Asia, and South and Central America, the Caribbean, North America and Europe.

Contemporary World Music
Contemporary World Music delivers the sounds of all regions from every continent. The database will contain important genres such as reggae, worldbeat, neo-traditional, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing and jazz, and other genres such as traditional music - Indian classical, fado, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, gagaku, and more.

CQ Weekly
A weekly source for information on Capitol Hill legislative news and analysis. The CQ Weekly on the Web includes access to the full text of all articles published since August, 1983. The Web service also provides users with access to some CQ Weekly articles prior to when they are available in print.

Credo Reference

Credo E-Reference is a full text online reference collection of more than 400 titles from over 60 publishers. It features entries from atlases, dictionaries, encyclopedias, guides, and other reference books on a wide range of subjects covering the humanities, sciences, and social sciences, and technology. Included are images, audio files, maps, video clips. “Related Resources” allow you to continue a search in other SU resources , e.g., the Voyager Catalog, or other article databases, like Academic Search Complete. To browse the list of Credo titles, click here.


                
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Dictionary of Literary Biography
The essays of Dictionary of Literary Biography (DLB) outline the lives and careers of authors from all eras and genres and summarizes the critical response to their work.

DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals
Provides indexing, abstracting, and free full text access for selected international scholarly journals in many subject areas, including agriculture and food science, biology, chemistry, health science, languages and literature, mathematics, physics, engineering, the arts, business, environmental science, history, law, political science, philosophy, religion, and social science. Coverage varies by title (updated continuously).


                
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eBook Collection
Search and view the full text of scholarly, reference, and professional e-books from academic and professional publishers. This database was originally called netLibrary, but has now moved to the EBSCO platform. Individual accounts are no longer needed to view the full-text of a book.

EBSCOhost
EbscoHost is a gateway (interface) to numerous online databases, including the most heavily used database on campus, Academic Search Complete. Other databases include Business Source Premier, PsycINFO, ERIC, Historical Abstracts and many more.

EconLit
Produced by The American Economic Association, this service is an index of journal articles, books, dissertations and working papers on economics. The database corresponds to the index section of the quarterly Journal of Economic Literature (JEL).

Economia y Negocios
Economia y Negocios is the result of a collaborative effort between EBSCO Publishing and ESAN (Escuela de Administracion de Negocios para Graduados). This continuously updated bibliographic database is an indispensable tool for research conducted in the areas of business and economics.

Education Research Complete
This database offers the world’s largest and most complete collection of full-text education journals. Topics covered include all levels of education from early childhood to higher education, all educational specialties, curriculum and instruction, administration, policy, funding, and related social issues.

Encyclopedia Britannica Online Academic Edition
With over 72,000 articles and 12,000 images, consists of a fully searchable and browsable collection of authoritative references, including Britannica’s latest article database, hundreds of articles not found in the print Britannica, Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary (Tenth Edition), the Britannica Book of the Year, and thousands of links to other World Wide Web sites selected by Britannica editors.

Empire Online
This digital collection includes original manuscripts and a variety of material covering the period 1491 to 1962. Full text items include exploration journals and logs; letter books and correspondence; periodicals; diaries; official government papers; missionary papers; travel writing; slave papers; memoirs; traditional folk tales; adventure stories; maps; exhibition catalogues; photographs; illustrations, and much more.

Environment Index
Environment Index offers deep coverage in applicable areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more.

ERIC: Education Resources Information Center
National education database, indexing journal articles and reports in education. Supported by the U.S. Department of Education, the National Library of Education, and the Office of Educational Research and Improvement. Provides full text of more than 2,200 digests, references for additional information, and citations and abstracts from over 1,000 educational and education-related journals.

Essay and General Literature Index

Essay and General Literature Index, produced by the H.W. Wilson Company, is a unique reference database that cites records contained in collections of essays and miscellaneous works published in the United States, Great Britain, and Canada. More than 320 single and multi-authored volumes are indexed annually with more than 20 selected annuals and serial publications.

Ethnic NewsWatch
Ethnic NewsWatch is a full text collection of 200 newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press. Complete articles dating back to 1995 are available. More than 7,500 new articles are added each month. The database is searchable in both English and Spanish, with titles in both languages. Ethnic NewsWatch provides in-depth coverage of a wide range of current and historical topics.


                
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Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps)
FedBizOpps.gov is the single government point-of-entry (GPE) for Federal government procurement opportunities over $25,000. Government buyers are able to publicize their business opportunities by posting information directly to FedBizOpps via the Internet.

Federal Register Online
Proposed and final federal regulations, presidential documents, meeting and grant notices, and other official documents.

Film Literature Index
The Film Literature Index (FLI) annually indexes 150 film and television periodicals from 30 countries cover-to-cover and 200 other periodicals selectively for articles on film and television. The periodicals range from the scholarly to the popular.  For more information about the FLI project, visit the About FLI page.

Films on Demand
Films On Demand is a streaming video platform that makes it easy to incorporate educational programs from Films Media Group into your content management systems, online lesson plans, distance learning courseware, or electronic card catalog system. You can use Films On Demand to search for specific video segments, organize videos into folders, and create personal playlists for others to view.

FirstSearch
Provides access to 11 databases, including ArticleFirst, which indexes 12,000+ periodicals.

Fuente Academica
This database is a unique collection of scholarly academic journals from renowned Latin American and Spanish publishers. This database provides full text coverage (including PDF) for nearly 200 scholarly Spanish language journals. Content is provided in Spanish from respected publishers worldwide.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

 


                
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Gale Literary Databases
Includes full text access to Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism Select, and the Dictionary of Literary Biography. It provides detailed information on the lives and writings of nearly 100,000 authors, along with selected critical reactions to their works. All three databases provide access to author,title and subject/genre.

Genderwatch
This database focuses on how gender impacts a broad spectrum of subject areas. GenderWatch is a repository of important historical perspectives on the evolution of the women’s movement, men’s studies, the transgendered community and the changes in gender roles over the years. Publications include scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, regional publications, books and NGO, government and special reports.

GPO Monthly Catalog
Consists of records published by the GPO since July 1976. Includes references to congressional committee reports and hearings, debates, documents from executive departments, and more.

GreenFILE
GreenFILE indexes scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports. Drawing on the connection between the environment and disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health, and technology, GreenFILE serves as a resource for the environmental issues facing the planet. The database contains nearly 300,000 records, full text for selected titles and searchable cited references for more than 200 titles as well.


                
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Handbook of Texas Online
The Handbook of Texas Online is a multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture sponsored by the Texas State Historical Association and the General Libraries at UT Austin. Please see the introduction for further details.

HAPI Online: Hispanic American Periodicals Index Online
Online version of the Hispanic American Periodicals Index, the principal index for over 400 key journals relating to Hispanics in the United States, Central and South America, Mexico and the Caribbean. Among the many subjects included are geography, archaeology, anthropology, ethnography, folklore, religion, art, literature, drama, and film. Indexes journals published throughout the Western world from 1970-present.

Health Reference Center - Academic
Articles on fitness, pregnancy, medicine,nutrition, diseases, public health, occupational health & safety, alcohol and drug abuse,HMOs, prescription drugs, and other health and wellness topics.This site works best with Internet Explorer.

Health Source - Consumer Edition
This database is the richest 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
This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition also features abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 journals. This database is updated on a daily basis.

HeritageQuest Online
A comprehensive treasury of family lineage and local histories, including materials for tracing family lineages and American culture, beginning with the 13 original colonies. This database contains genealogies, local histories, third-party histories, and primary source materials of not only towns and families of all 50 states, but also includes information for Canada, England, and Ireland. Access to the information can be achieved by searching for title, family name, geographic area, or subject.

HighWire Press
HighWire Press, the online journal production division of the Stanford University Libraries provides free and subscription-based access-technology services to more than 180 high-impact journals and more than 600,000 articles, mostly in the fields of science, technology and medicine. HighWire Press is one of the two largest archives of free full text science on Earth. As of 6/5/01, this database contained the online version of 259,048 free full text articles and 996,814 total articles.

Historical Abstracts with Full Text
This database is an exceptional resource that covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 forward, including world history, military history, women?s history, history of education, and much more. This authoritative database provides selective indexing of historical articles from more than 1,800 journals in over 40 languages back to 1955. It contains over 800,000 records and access to the full text of more than 316 journals and more than 138 books.

Humanities Full Text

Many of the most important academic journals in the humanities are included in this database, which includes the full text of articles from over 300 periodicals dating back to 1995, and high-quality indexing for almost 700 journals—of which 470 are peer-reviewed—dating as far back as 1984. The database provides coverage of feature articles, interviews, bibliographies, obituaries, and original works of fiction, drama, poetry and book reviews, as well as reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, radio and television programs, plays, operas, and more.

Humanities International Index
A collection of bibliographic references to literary, scholarly and creative journals published in the United States and Canada. Covers over 700 journals published from 1975 to the present. All journals included here are indexed in their entirety (cover to cover). This database provides citation information for articles, essays and reviews, as well as original creative works including poems and fiction. Photographs, paintings and illustrations are also referenced.


                
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ICPSR Direct: Inter-University Consortium for Political & Social Research
University faculty, students, and staff may download social science research data sets from the ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research) website. Data includes General Social Survey data, election data, census data, world and European values surveys, criminal justice data, substance abuse/mental health data,education data, aging data, health/medical care data, and more.

IIPA: International Index to the Performing Arts
Index to periodical articles on dance, film, drama/theater, stagecraft, broadcast arts, and more. IIPA draws its content from more than 225 scholarly and popular performing arts periodicals, and also indexes a variety of documents such as biographical profiles, conference papers, obituaries, interviews, discographies, reviews and events.

Information Science & Technology Abstracts (ISTA)
Information Science & Technology Abstracts is a leading database in the areas of information science. ISTA indexes journal articles from more than 450 publications plus books, research reports, and conference proceedings and patents, with ongoing comprehensive coverage of the most important periodicals in this field. Coverage dates back to the mid 1960s.

InfoTrac Newsstand
Full text articles from more than 1000 newspapers, including the Austin-American Statesman, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Christian Science Monitor, The Financial Times (London), The New York Times, The Times (London), USA Today, and many others.

IngentaConnect
Index to more than 27,000 interdisciplinary journals. Includes subject resources for agriculture/food sciences, arts and humanities, biology/life sciences, chemistry, computer and information sciences, earth/environmental sciences, economics and business, engineering/technology, mathematics and statistics, medicine, nursing, philosophy/linguistics, physics/astronomy, psychology/psychiatry, and social sciences. Covers 1988 to the present.

Inter-Play
This online database contains more than 18,000 entries for plays and may be searched by author and/or title. Created by Portland State University librarians, the source cites the PSU Library of Congress call numbers of sources for the texts of plays. Check Southwestern’s Voyager Catalog to see if we have the item. For items we do not own, you may request the material through Interlibrary Loan.

Internet and Personal Computing Abstracts
Provides abstracts and indexing for literature related to personal computing products and developments in business, the Internet, the home, and all other applied areas. Over 400 of the most important trade publications, mainstream computer magazines, and professional journals are covered, including those that focus on specific topics such as Macintosh and Windows platforms, programming, web development and more.


                
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Job & Career Accelerator 
This is the first fully integrated interest assessment, career exploration, and job search platform. It is designed to guide any job seeker through the most effective career selection and job search possible.  It includes a resume builder, an Occupational Profiles selector tool, and a database of up to date job and internship opportunities.  Job & Career Accelerator DOES require that *every user* create a personal account before using their resources, because it provides highly-personalized content, tracks training modules completed, and stores individualized resumes and cover letters.

Note: personal accounts for Job & Career Accelerator and LearningExpress Library  are interchangeable. If a user creates a personal account for one, the same credentials will work for the other.

Journal of Geophysical Research, All Sections
This site provides full text access to articles published in the Journal of
Geophysical Research from 1994 to the most recent issue. On the JOURNALS list,
click on the specific section of JGR wanted (Example: JGR-Atmospheres) then
under LIBRARY ACCESS chose either “Published this year” or “Back issues from
1994.”

JSTOR: Journal Storage Collection Online
An electronic archive of scholarly journals from the humanities, social sciences, and the natural sciences. Each of the 624 titles is an essential or primary one for its field. The JSTOR database is unique because the complete backfiles of core scholarly journals (excluding the most recent five years) have been digitized, starting with the first issues, many of which date back to the 1800s. Users can browse the complete table of contents for every volume and issue, or search for words or phrases in the full text of the article, author and abstracts. JSTOR displays articles in page-image format.

JSTOR: Plant Science
This is a comprehensive online research tool for aggregating and exploring the world?s botanical resources, bringing together content, tools, and people interested in plant science. It provides access to plant type specimens, taxonomic structures, scientific literature, and related materials.


                
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LANIC: Latin American Network Information Center
This database facilitates access to Internet-based information to, from, or on Latin America. Many of these resources are designed to facilitate research and academic endeavors. LANIC’s editorially reviewed directories contain over 10,000 unique URLs, one of the largest guides for Latin American content on the Internet.

LearningExpress Library
This is a unique, interactive online learning platform that provides patrons with the most comprehensive selection of career-oriented and academic resources available to help with job preparation, career advancement, career changes, and re-entry into the workforce.  Also provided are practice versions of college and graduate school admissions tests including the SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, and MCAT.  LearningExpress Library DOES require that *every user* create a personal account before using their resources, because it provides highly-personalized content, tracks training modules completed, and stores individualized resumes and cover letters.

Note: personal accounts for LearningExpress Library and Job & Career Accelerator are interchangeable. If a user creates a personal account for one, the same credentials will work for the other.

Legal Collection (Ebscohost)
Centered on the discipline of law and legal topics, Legal Collection is a collection of respected, scholarly peer-reviewed publications including law journals, documents, and case studies. This database is an authoritative source for information on current issues, studies, thoughts and trends of the legal world. Legal Collection offers full text for nearly 250 of the world’s best law journals. This database provides information centered on the discipline of law and legal topics such as criminal justice, international law, federal law, organized crime, medical, labor & human resource law, ethics, the environment and much more. Full text journals contained in this database include: American Journal of Criminal Law, California Law Review, and many more. In addition to full text, indexing and abstracts are provided for all journals in the collection. The majority of full text titles are available in native (searchable) PDF, or scanned-in-color. Full text information in this database dates as far back as 1965.

LexisNexis Academic
LexisNexis Academic provides full text and citation access to information in the reference, business, medical, and legal disciplines. The vast majority of the titles on LexisNexis Academic are available in full text. The service covers newspapers, magazines, wire services, federal and state court opinions, federal and state statutes, federal regulations, and SEC filings such as 10-K’s, 10-Q’s, and their exhibits. News information is updated daily and wire services several times daily. Research areas in LexisNexis Academic cover top news, general news topics, and news transcripts; foreign language news sources; company, industry, and market news; legal news; company financial information; general medical and health topics and medical abstracts; accounting, auditing, and tax information; law reviews; federal case law; U.S. Code; and state legal research.

Library of Texas
The Library of Texas allows simultaneously searching though the TexShare databases and multiple academic and public Texas library catalogs.

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

Literary Reference Center

Literary Reference Center contains full text for more than 35,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, nearly 100,000 articles/essays of literary criticisms, more than 253,000 author biographies (including more than 22,000 in-depth bios), more than 460 literary journals, more than 693,000 book reviews, nearly 78,000 classic and contemporary poems, more than 19,600 classic and contemporary short stories, more than 6,500 author interviews, more than 8,200 classic texts and much more.

Literature Resource Center
This literature reference center contains biographical, bibliographical, and critical content. Includes information on literary figures from all time periods writing in such genres as fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, history, journalism, and more. Databases included are: Encyclopedia of Literature and Gale Literary Index. Includes some full text journals.


                
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MAS Ultra - School Edition
Designed specially for high school libraries, this database contains full text for popular, high school magazines. The database also provides reference books, biographies, and primary source documents, as well as an image collection of photos, maps and flags.

MasterFILE Premier
Designed for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text content for general reference publications, with full text article information dating as far back as 1975. This database is updated daily.

MathSciNet
MathSciNet is a comprehensive database covering the world’s mathematical literature since 1940. Access to mathematical reviews and mathematical publications. Provides web access to the bibliographic data and reviews of mathematical research literature contained in the Mathematical Reviews Database.

MedicLatina
A Spanish language collection of medical research and investigative journals published by renowned Latin American medical publishers. This unique database provides access to full text for nearly 100 peer-reviewed medical journals.

MEDLINE (National Library of Medicine)
Access to information from all journals indexed in the National Library of Medicine’s MEDLINE file. Gain access to information from such fields as medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system and preclinical sciences. Links to full text of over 350 full text journals. Included are abstracts and indexing for over 3,800 current biomedical journals published in the U.S. and 70 foreign countries, and citations found in Index Medicus, the International Nursing Index and the Index to Dental Literature. Additionally, table of contents information for 2,400 titles (provided by the British Document Supply Centre) and a Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) index with tree numbers, tree hierarchy is also included. PubMed also searches MEDLINE and has links to molecular biology databases of DNA/protein sequences and 3-D structure data.

Middle Search Plus (for middle school students)
Provides full text for popular, middle school magazines. Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Middle Search Plus contains primary source documents, as well as an image collection of photos, maps and flags.

Military & Government Collection
Designed to provide current news about all branches of the military. Full text from over 320 military and general interest publications is included, and indexing and abstracts for over 360 magazines. Some titles included are Military Review, Parameters, Army Times, and Defense. This database is updated weekly on EBSCOhost.

MLA Directory of Periodicals
Produced by the Modern Language Association, this research directory lists over 7,000 journals indexed in the MLA International Bibliography. The directory includes periodicals relating to the areas of literature, language and linguistics, literary theory and criticism, dramatic arts, and folklore. Entries for each title include editorial contact information, information about submission for publication, language, advertising rates, publication frequency and circulation subscription prices.

MLA International Bibliography
Indexes the world’s research literature in language, linguistics, and literature. Access to scholarly research in over 3,000 journals and series, monographs, working papers, proceedings, bibliographies, and other formats. 1963-present.


                
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Natural & Alternative Treatments
This database contains almost two hundred articles on medical conditions, presenting in an evidence-based manner the alternative medicine therapies proposed for use in their treatment. It also contains detailed, evidence-based information on herbs and supplements, functional foods, and other alternative therapies such as acupuncture and homeopathy. The evidence-based content has been developed and reviewed by a team of physicians and pharmacologists with the goal of providing consumers with reliable information.

Newspaper Source
Provides selected full text for nearly 30 national (U.S.) and international newspapers. The database also contains full text television & radio news transcripts, and selected full text for more than 200 regional (U.S.) newspapers. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.

NLM Gateway
The NLM Gateway allows users to search in multiple retrieval systems at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). The current Gateway searches MEDLINE/PubMed, OLDMEDLINE, LOCATORplus, MEDLINEplus, ClinicalTrials.gov, DIRLINE, Meeting Abstracts, and HSRProj. See the Overview for details. Access to NLM Gateway is free.


                
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OAIster
A union catalog of digital resources from open archive collections, which includes multidisciplinary resources from more than 1,100 contributors worldwide.  Included are digitized books and articles, born-digital texts, audio files, images, movies, and datasets.

Oxford Art Online

The database contains articles from the Grove Dictionary of Art  on every aspect of the visual arts - painting, sculpture, graphic arts, architecture, decorative arts and photography - from prehistory to the present day. Also contains biographies, bibliographies, and thousands of links to color images and home pages from the world’s leading museums, picture libraries, and galleries around the world. 

Oxford English Dictionary Online
This database contains the entire text of the 22-volume Oxford English Dictionary, second edition, located in Reference at call number 423 Ox2. The electronic text contains the meaning, history, and pronunciation of words, both present and past.

Oxford Music Online

Includes The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz.  The database contains articles on music history, music theory and practice, musical terminology, instruments and their history, and the music of various locations ranging from continents to units as small as a city.


                
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PapersFirst
Index of papers presented at conferences, congresses, symposia, expositions, workshops, and meetings worldwide. Covers 1993 to the present; updated 24 times per year.

Perseus Project
An evolving digital library of full text resources for the study of the ancient world and beyond. Includes books, papers, images, and maps from the archaic and classic Greek world, ancient Rome, and the Renaissance. Also included are Latin texts and tools, ancient science materials, Greek lexicography, art and archeology texts, and works of Christopher Marlowe and Shakespeare.

Philosopher’s Index
The Philosopher’s Index provides indexing and abstracts from books and journals of philosophy and related fields, beginning in 1940. It covers the areas of ethics, aesthetics, social philosophy, political philosophy, epistemology, and metaphysics logic as well as material on the philosophy of law, religion, science, history, education, and language.

Play Index

The Play Index searches over 30,000 plays written from Antiquity to the present and published from 1949 to the present in the convenient electronic form that patrons prefer. An invaluable aid to finding the perfect plays, Play Index covers a wide range of plays written in or translated into English, including mysteries, pageants, plays in verse, puppet performances, radio and television plays, and classic drama. Search for plays by title; author; subject (sisters, culture conflict, marriage); style (symbolism, experimental theater); genre (comedy, melodrama, musical); cast type.

Political Science Complete
Political Science Complete provides full text for more than 520 journals, and indexing and abstracts for over 2,900 titles, (including top-ranked scholarly journals), many of which are unique to the product. The database also features over 340 full-text reference books and monographs, and over 36,000 full-text conference papers, including those of the International Political Science Association.

Popline (NLM)
Produced by the Population Information Program, John Hopkins University, Popline is one of the largest bibliographic databases on reproductive health and free of charge on the web. The database provides citations with abstracts of the worldwide literature in the fields of population studies, population law and policy, demography, family planning, sexual and reproductive health and related health issues. On some occasion you may be given a direct link to some of the publications.

Population Index
Population Index is the primary reference tool to the world’s population literature. It presents an annotated bibliography of recently published books, journal articles, working papers, and other materials on population topics. This website provides a searchable and browsable database containing 46,035 abstracts of demographic literature published in Population Index in the period 1986-2000.

Primary Search (for elementary students)
Provides full text for popular magazines for elementary school research. All articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text content dates back as far as 1990.

PRISMA (Publicaciones y Revistas Sociales y Humanisticas)
PRISMA is a comprehensive reference resource providing full-text scholarly journals in the social sciences and humanities for the interdisciplinary academic study of Hispanic and Latin America, and the Caribbean Basin. Offering key titles indexed in the Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI), PRISMA features Spanish, Portuguese and English language content.

ProceedingsFirst
Index of worldwide conference proceedings. Contains in each record a list of the papers presented at each conference. Covers 1993 to the present; updated two times per week.

Professional Development Collection
Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 550 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports.Professional Development Collection is the most comprehensive collection of full text education journals in the world.

PROLA: Physical Review OnLine Archive
Indexes and provides full text to all American Physical Society journal material published from 1893 to present; includes Physical Review sections A-E, Physical Review Letters, Reviews of Modern Physics, and other information.

Project MUSE
Provides full image journal articles in the humanities and social sciences, in particular the areas of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, and many others.

PsycARTICLES
PsycARTICLES is a definitive source of searchable full text articles on current issues in psychology. The database contains more than 35,000 searchable full text articles from 41 journals published by the American Psychological Association and 8 from allied organizations. It contains all journal articles, letters to the editor and errata from each of the 49 journals. Coverage spans from 1988 to the present.

PsycINFO
International coverage of the professional and academic literature in psychology, medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linguistics, and other areas. Includes references and abstracts to over 1,300 journals and dissertations. Popular literature is excluded.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
This database provides nearly 575 full text publications, including nearly 550 peer-reviewed titles. Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection 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.

PubMed
PubMed is part of the Entrez Retrieval System operated by NLM’s National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). It searches more than 16 million citations to biomedical literature from the 1950s onward. The citations are from MedLine and additional life science sources. PubMed also includes links to sites providing full-text articles and related resources. Other PubMed services include Journal Browser, MeSH, Citation Matcher, Clinical Queries (for physicians), and Clinical Trials.

PubMed Central
PMC is a free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature. Participating journals deposit their content with PMC, but copyright is retained by the journal or authors (as appropriate). Articles can be searched by keyword, author, or journal title. See PubMed Central Overview for more information about PubMed Central.


                
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RefWorks

This is an online research management, writing and collaboration tool designed to help researchers easily gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies. You must initially create an account while on campus, but you can then log into this resource from anywhere.

Regional Business News
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.

Religion and Philosophy Collection
This database provides extensive coverage of such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy. Religion & Philosophy Collection offers more than 300 full text journals, including more than 250 peer-reviewed titles, making it an essential tool for researchers and students of theology and philosophical studies. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature
RILM Abstracts of Music Literature contains records with abstracts from over 500 scholarly journals. Articles, books, bibliographies, catalogues, conference proceedings, discographies, dissertations, ethnographic recordings, Festschriften, films, iconographies, and videos are all covered by RILM. Concert reviews, recording notes, and pedagogical manuals are also indexed if they are of scholarly interest. .


                
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SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System
Also known as ADS, this is a Digital Library portal for researchers in Astronomy and Physics, operated by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) under a NASA grant. The ADS maintains three bibliographic databases containing more than 9.1 million records: Astronomy and Astrophysics, Physics, and arXiv e-prints. The main body of data in the ADS consists of bibliographic records, which are searchable through highly customizable query forms, and full-text scans of much of the astronomical literature which can be browsed or searched via our full-text search interface. Integrated in its databases, the ADS provides access and pointers to a wealth of external resources, including electronic articles, data catalogs and archives. It currently has links to over 9.2 million records.

Salem Health
Salem Health provides complete access to the five-volume print version of Magill’s Medical Guide (available in the A. Frank Smith Library Center—Call Number Reference 610.3M272 2008). It is a comprehensive reference to major diseases and disorders of the human body, the basics of human anatomy and physiology, specializations in medical practice, and common surgical and nonsurgical procedures. 

Salem History
Salem History is an online history database that includes the complete contents of printed reference sets in the A. Frank Smith Library. These include: Milestone Documents, The Decades, and Great Lives from History series.

Salem Literature
Salem Literature is an online literary database that includes the complete content of the printed reference sets Critical Insights, Magill’s Literary Annual 2012, and Masterplots, Fourth Edition.

Science & Technology Collection
The Science & Technology Collection contains over 800 leading full text journals covering relevant aspects of the scientific and technical community. Topics include aeronautics, astrophysics, chemistry, computer technology, geology, aviation, physics, archaeology, and materials science. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 1,700 publications.

ScienceDirect
An online journal service with access to 200 or more peer-reviewed scientific and social sciences journals, all published by Academic Press. Beginning with the 1996 issues, users can browse the complete table of contents for every volume and issue, or search these seven specific fields: subject, abstract, affiliation, author, date, keywords and article title.ScienceDirect reproduces the full journal articles on screen as they appear in the printed paper version. Requires Adobe Acrobat software.

SciFinder
SciFinder is a research tool that allows you to explore the CAS abstract databases containing literature from many scientific disciplines including biomedical sciences, chemistry, engineering, materials science, agricultural science, and others. You must set up an account while on campus to use this database.

Scribner Writers
Gain access to 1,600 original and detailed bio-critical essays on the lives and works of important authors from around the world. Many authors in the Scribner Writers Series are seen from multiple perspectives through two, three or sometimes four essays. Students can go directly to an entry on a specific author, combine search criteria for a much more complex search, or explore thematic and chronological topics to make connections among writers.

Serials Directory
Provides access to the most up-to-date and accurate bibliographic information as well as current pricing structures for popular serials. This database contains nearly 184,000 U.S. and international titles, including newspapers, historical data for an additional 20,000 titles and data from nearly 83,500 publishers worldwide.

Short Story Index

This product’s aim is to index all the important collections and anthologies of short stories that are published each year. All literary genres are covered. Approximately 200+ monographs are included per year, with approximately 3,000-4,000 analytics (chapters/stories).

Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries
Searchable world music resource. Licensed digital recordings that users can listen to over the Internet; more than 35,000 individual tracks of music, spoken word, and natural and human-made sounds. Includes American folk, American Indian, world traditions, children’s, etc. Includes digital archives of Folkways Records as well as International Library of African Music, Indian music from the Archive Research Centre for Ethnomusicology. Available on campus only. (See also Classical Music Library and American Song for other digital recordings.)

SocINDEX with Full Text
The world’s most comprehensive and highest quality sociology research database. The database features more than 1,660,000 records with subject headings from a 19,300 term sociological thesaurus designed by subject experts and expert lexicographers. SocINDEX with Full Text contains full text for 344 “core” coverage journals dating back to 1895, and 129 “priority” coverage journals. This database also includes full text for more than 700 books and monographs, and full text for 6,800 conference papers.

SpringerLink
This link provides access to over 1,900 full-text journals focusing on the areas of Behavioral Sciences; Biomedical & Life Sciences; Business & Economics; Chemistry; Computer Science; Earth & Environmental Science; Humanities, Social Sciences & Law; Mathematics & Statistics; and Physics & Astronomy. Most content begins with 1997 and continues to the most recent issue.

Standard and Poor’s NetAdvantage
Contains financial/business databases with information on company reports, bond ratings, industry trends, executive biographies, etc. Includes Standard & Poor’s Bond Guide; Corporation Records; Dividend Record; Earnings Guide; Industry Surveys; Mutual Fund Reports; The Outlook; Register of Corporations, Directors, and Executives; Security Dealers’ Directory; Stock Guide; and Stock Reports.

Statistical Abstract of the United States
The Statistical Abstract of the United States, published since 1878, is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Use the Abstract as a convenient volume for statistical reference, and as a guide to sources of more information both in print and on the Web. Sources of data include the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and many other Federal agencies and private organizations.


                
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Texas Almanac
Standard quick guide to general information about Texas over a very extensive time period. Includes census data and other statistics, state flags and symbols, geography, government, history, obituaries, culture, media, education, business, transportation, agriculture, and environment. Descriptive entries for every Texas county.  Selected portions of the site are available free of charge.  For print edition, see Reference 317.64 T3121, 1st floor, Smith Library Center.

Texas Digital Sanborn Maps
These digitized maps provide detailed property and land-use records that depicts the architecture of Texas towns and cities throughout the past one hundred years. The maps enable researchers to trace the architectural history of individual buildings or entire communities. Once displayed, the maps can be manipulated, expanded, printed, and downloaded.

Texas Reference Center
Texas Reference Center includes more than 80 full text journals and books about Texas history, ethnic & cultural diversity, gender studies, literature, public health, business as well as home & garden and sports & leisure. The database contains biographies portraying famous historical and contemporary Texans such as George Herbert Walker Bush, Lady Bird Johnson, Dan Moody, Susanna Dickinson and Sam Houston. Also available in the Texas Reference Center is the Spanish-language newspaper El Sol de Texas with Texas and national news coverage. 

Texas Reference Sources Online
Texas Reference Sources (TRS) is a selective guide to reference works on, or relating to, Texas and Texans. It is designed to supplement the American Library Association’s Guide to Reference Books.

TOPICsearch
A current events database including international and regional newspapers, periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets and government information on popular topics.

TOXNET (NLM)
TOXNET is a collection of toxicology and environmental health databases that are available free of charge on the web. The site includes the Hazardous Substances Data Bank, a database of potentially hazardous chemicals, TOXLINE(containing references to the world’s toxicology literature), ChemIDplus (a chemical dictionary and structure database), TOXMAP which uses maps of the United States to show the amount and location of certain toxic chemicals released into the environment, WISER which assists first responders in hazardous material incidents, and Haz-Map which links jobs and hazardous tasks with occupational diseases and their symptoms.

Twayne’s Authors Series
The Twayne’s Authors Series of literary criticism offers in-depth introductions to the lives and works of writers, the history and influence of literary movements and to the development of literary genres. This online series features the content of nearly 600 books that comprise three print series —United States Authors, English Authors and World Authors.

Twentieth-Century Poetry Collections
Two collections are available here: Twentieth-Century English Poetry offers online access to the works of 285 of the most widely studied poets of the British Isles and beyond. Twentieth-Century American Poetry includes 52,000 poems drawn from 750 volumes by over 300 poets. 


                
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Vocational and Career Collection
Vocational & Career Collection is designed for vocational and technical libraries servicing high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and the general public. This collection provides full text coverage for more than 350 trade and industry-related periodicals.

Voyager Catalog (Southwestern’s Online Catalog)
Voyager is the online public access catalog of Southwestern University. Use it to search for books and journals, videotapes, compact discs, records, etc., held within the A. Frank Smith Library Center collection. 


                
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Women in the National Archives
This is an online finding aid to women’s studies resources held in the National Archives at Kew, the UK government’s official archive. The database includes a searchable collection of over 5,000 pages of manuscript documents relating to women’s suffrage in Britain 1903-1928, and the granting of women’s suffrage in the British Empire, 1930-1962.

Women Writers Online
A fully searchable full text database of pre-Victorian women’s writing in English. The Women Writers Online textbase is a collection of primary source, rare works selected with the aim of presenting texts which are hard to find in print. The collection is broadly interdisciplinary, covering a wide range of genres and topics.

Women’s Studies International
Women’s Studies International covers the core disciplines in Women’s Studies to the latest scholarship in feminist research supporting the curriculum development in the areas of sociology, history, political science and economy, public policy, international relations, arts and humanities, business and education. Over 2,000 periodical sources are represented.

World Data Analyst (Encyclopedia Britannica)
Perform statistical comparisons between countries or explore changes over time. Results can be placed in charts and graphs or be exported to a spreadsheet. Users can also link to Compare Countries and World Atlas.

World Almanac
The World Almanac database includes the contents of: The World Almanac and Book of Facts 1998, The World Almanac of the U.S.A., The World Almanac of U.S. Politics, The World Almanac for Kids, and the World Almanac Knowledge Source.

World History Collection
Offers a global look at history with content from Africa, Asia, North and South America, Europe and the Middle East. World History Collection contains cover-to-cover full text for nearly 150 titles, including many peer-reviewed journals. Full text dates as far back as 1964.

WDI Online: World Development Indicators

WDI Online is a data source on the global economy, containing statistical data for over 550 development indicators, and time series data from 1960-2002 for over 200 countries and 18 country groups. Included are social, economic, financial, natural resource, and environmental indicators. Results can be scaled, indexed against a particular year, viewed by percentage change, and charted. Data can be exported in standard formats like Excel.

WorldCat
Access to listings of the holdings of library collections worldwide including Smith Library Center.

WorldCat Dissertations
This database contains records for over 5 million items cataloged as dissertations, theses, or published materials based on theses or dissertations. 


                
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