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American History in Video
Provides the largest and richest collection of video available online for the study of American history, with 2,000 hours and more than 5,000 titles on completion
 
The collection allows students and researchers to analyze historical events, and the presentation of historical events over time, through commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries. This release now includes over 1400 titles, equaling approximately 440 hours.
 
 
Annals of American History Online
Primary sources including historical speeches, memoirs, interviews, etc. in full text
 
Explore the rich and varied history of the United States with Encyclopædia Britannica's Annals of American History. This valuable online chronicle provides a year-by-year documentary of American thought and action. Read the original words of more than 1,500 authors who made and analyzed American history through speeches, writings, memoirs, poems, and interviews.

 
 
Britannica Online Academic Edition Mobile-friendly version available
Online version of the encyclopedia
 
Britannica Online, winner of the 2005 CODiE and a finalist for the 2006 CODiE Award for Best Online Consumer Information Service from the Software & Information Industry Association, has been thoroughly updated with new content and employs a user-friendly interface that specifically addresses the needs of college and university libraries. Britannica Online Academic Edition includes content such as 75,000 Articles from Encyclopaedia Britannica, over 23,000 Biographies, World Data Analyst Online, Gateway to the Classics, and our collection of Notable Quotations. Improved functionality includes Advanced Search capabilities, an interactive Table of Contents, access to over 166,000 select web sites, and the Britannica Workspace, a research organizer. Britannica Online is used by more than 20,000,000 people in over 18 countries!

 
 
Credo Reference
Online reference books
 
Offering more than 490 highly-regarded titles from over 70 publishers, Credo General Reference covers every major subject from the world's best publishers of reference.  Credo’s content, technology and customer service earn rave reviews.
 
 

Ebsco Mobile-friendly version available
Contains primarily magazine and journal articles, includes image database and special information in Business and Automotive Repair.

 

Academic Search Complete – Contains indexing for 8,025 publications, with full text for more than 4,500 of those titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles. Academic Search Complete contains full text coverage in biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology, religion & theology, etc.

AGRICOLA -- This database contains bibliographic records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library. Coverage for AGRICOLA dates back to 1970 and includes more than 2.5 million citations. The citations are comprised of journal articles, monographs, theses, patents, software, audiovisual materials, and technical reports related to agriculture.

AFHS Consumer Medication Information – AHFS Consumer Medication Information is a trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information, available in both English and Spanish. Published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, AHFS includes more than a thousand drug information monographs written in lay language for consumers and has been a Top Ten Award Winner in the Department of Health and Human Services Natuinal Consumer Education Materials Contest. The content is updated monthly.

Alt Health Watch -- 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.

Auto Repair Resource Center -- EBSCO Publishing has partnered with Point 5 Technologies to create Auto Repair Reference Center™. The Auto Repair Reference Center database includes automotive repair information supplied by Nichols Publishing, the former publisher of the Chilton® information and information from Delphi Integrated Service Solutions. Auto Repair Reference Center contains information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles, with repair information for most vintage makes starting as far back as 1945. Database content includes approximately 25,000 vehicles covered from 1945 to present; over 100,000 factory drawings and step-by-step photographs; over 65,000 technical service bulletins & recalls issued by the original equipment vehicle manufacturer; wiring diagrams for easy viewing and printing; specifications & maintenance schedules; Labor Time Guide & Estimator; Quick Tips, a complete guide to vehicle ownership & maintenance; unlimited remote access and much more. New repair procedures and updates will also be added continuously. All of the content in Auto Repair Reference Center has been created by ASE certified technicians.

Bibliography of Native North Americans -- Bibliography of Native North Americans (BNNA) is a bibliographic database covering 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. BNNA contains more than 80,000 citations for books, essays, journal articles, and government documents of the United States and Canada. Dates of coverage for included content range from the sixteenth century to the present.

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.
Content Includes:
A citation to every book review that appears in any of over 5,000+ indexed journals, over 2 million review citations, many with generous excerpts, from review sources such as newspapers, popular magazines, and academic journals with more than 118,000 new reviews added each year, "Master" records for each book, with links to reviews from various sources, retrospective coverage as far back as 1983, over 270,000 full-text reviews from more than 1,400 American, British, and Canadian periodicals, coverage of books for children with a suggested grade range.

Business Abstracts with Full Text -- Business Abstracts with Full Text contains full-text articles from hundreds of key publications, 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 -- This is the world's definitive scholarly business database, providing the ultimate collection of bibliographic and full text content. Business Source Complete contains far more active, peer-reviewed, business related journals than any other database currently available. As part of the comprehensive coverage offered by this database, indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals back to 1886 are included. In addition to the searchable cited references provided for more than 1,200 journals.

CINAHL Complete -- CINAHL provides indexing for over 2,737 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health. The database contains more than 1,000,000 records dating back to 1982. Offering complete coverage of English-language nursing journals and publications from the National League for Nursing and the American Nurses' Association, CINAHL covers nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines. Examples of titles offered in CINAHL include: AANA Journal, California Hospitals, Gastroenterology Nursing, Maternal and Child Health Journal, Paediatric Nursing, Parents, etc. In addition, this database offers access to health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, educational software, audiovisuals and book chapters. Searchable cited references for more than 1,150 journals are also included. Full text material includes more than 70 journals plus legal cases, clinical innovations, critical paths, drug records, research instruments and clinical trials.

A companion database to CINAHL, Pre-CINAHL is intended to provide current awareness of new journal articles, and includes a rotating file of limited bibliographic information (no subject searching), which are available to searchers only for the time when these articles are being assigned additional indexing. This enables users to gain access to article citations that otherwise would not be available. Once the bibliographic records are complete, they are added to the CINAHL database and removed from Pre-CINAHL.

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.

Ebsco eBooks -- Search 30,000+ebooks at the same time you search articles in Ebsco Host

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

Educational Administration Abstracts -- This research database includes bibliographic records covering areas related to educational administration, including educational leadership, educational management, educational research and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.

ERIC -- Educational Resource Information Center, contains more than 2,200 digests along with references for additional information and citations and abstracts from over 1,000 educational and education-related journals.

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

Family Studies Abstracts -- This database includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to family studies, including marriage, divorce, family therapy and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.

Fuente Academica -- Fuente Academica 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 and Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia -- This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

Greenfile -- a complementary database from Ebsco which 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 535,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 5,800 records.

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 -- 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.

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center -- This database offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines.

Home Improvement Reference Center -- Home Improvement Reference Center features full-text content from leading home improvement magazines images not found anywhere else online, and videos of popular home repair projects. All of the content is organized in a powerful, easy-to-use manner so that users can quickly gain the information they need.

Humanities Full Text -- This database provides full text, abstracts and bibliographic indexing of the most noted scholarly sources in the humanities, as well as specialized magazines. Content includes feature articles, interviews, obituaries and original works of fiction, drama, poetry and much more.

Information Science & Technology Abstracts -- 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.

Legal Collection -- This database contains full text for nearly 250 of the world's most respected, scholarly law journals. The Legal Collection is an authoritative source for information on current issues, studies, thoughts and trends of the legal world.

Literary Reference Center Plus™ -- Literary Reference Center Plus™ is a comprehensive database that provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. It has been specifically designed for public libraries, secondary schools, junior/community colleges, and undergraduate research. Literary Reference Center Plus is a full text database that combines information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals as well as original content from EBSCO Publishing. Literary Reference Center Plus contains full text for 27,500 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, nearly 100,000 articles/essays of literary criticism, 140,500 author biographies (including 20,000 in-depth bios), more than 400 literary journals, more than 569,000 book reviews, 57,000 classic and contemporary poems, 14,500 classic and contemporary short stories, 4,700 author interviews, 8,400 classic texts and much more.

The default sort for this database is the following: Title, Record Type, Series. Other sort options include Relevance and Series.

MAS Ultra: School Edition -- Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database provides full text for more than 700 popular general interest and current events publications with information dating as far back as 1975 for key magazines. MAS Ultra – School Edition also provides more than 500 full text pamphlets, more than 350 full text reference books, 84,011 biographies, 83,472 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 192,999 photos, maps and flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.

MasterFILE Premier -- Designed specifically for public libraries, MasterFILE(tm) Premier contains full text for 2,005 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. This database also contains full text for more than 320 reference books, 84,074 biographies, 86,135 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 107,135 photos, maps & flags.

MasterFILE Premier now offers PDF backfiles (as far back as 1975) for key publications including American Libraries, Foreign Affairs, History Today, Judaism, Library Journal, National Review, Saturday Evening Post, etc.

MedicLatina -- MedicLatina is 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 -- MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals. Included are citations from Index Medicus, International Nursing Index, Index to Dental Literature, HISTLINE, SPACELINE, PREMEDLINE, AIDSLINE, BIOETHICSLINE, and HealthSTAR. Examples of publications covered in MEDLINE include: Accident and Emergency Nursing, Addiction, Administration and Policy in Mental Health, Behavior Modification, Behavioral Medicine, Cancer Detection and Prevention, Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, Journal of Advanced Nursing, Maternal and Child Health Journal, etc.

Middle Search Plus -- Middle Search Plus provides full text for nearly 140 popular magazines for middle and jr. high 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. Middle Search Plus also contains 84,011 biographies, 83,472 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 192,999 photos, maps and flags. This database is updated daily on EBSCOhost.

Military & Government Collection -- Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military, this database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of those sites. The Military & Government Collection provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals. The database also includes full text for 245 pamphlets and offers indexing and abstracts for nearly 400 titles. Some publications covered in this database include Air Force Comptroller, Army Reserve Magazine, Defence Studies, Global Security Review, JFQ: Joint Force Quarterly, Military Technology, National Review, Combat Edge, FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, Foreign Affairs, Naval Forces, and many more. Many full text titles are available in native (searchable) PDF, or scanned-in-color.

MLA International Bibliography -- MLA International Bibliography offers a detailed bibliography of journal articles, books and dissertations. Produced by the Modern Language Association, the electronic version of the bibliography dates back to 1963 and contains over 1.7 million citations from more than 4,400 journals and series, and 1,000 book publishers. The indexed materials coverage is international and includes almost 60 titles from J-STOR's language and literature collection as well as links to full text. Subjects consist of literature, language and linguistics, folklore, literary theory & criticism, and dramatic arts, as well as the historical aspects of printing and publishing. Listings on rhetoric and composition and the history, theory and practice of teaching language and literature are also included. In addition, the MLA Directory of Periodicals and the association's proprietary thesaurus used to assign descriptors to each record in the bibliography are also included. Examples of titles offered in MLA International Bibliography include: Journal of International Folklore, Journal of English and German Philology, Journal of Linguistics, Journal of Popular Film and Television, Language and Communication, Language Teaching Research, Modern Language Journal, etc.

The default sort for this database is the following: Descending Date Published, Journal, Start Page then Title. Other sort options include Author and Source.

Natural & Alternative Treatments -- The 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 -- 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.

Philosopher's Index -- produced by the Philosopher's Information Center, is a current and comprehensive bibliographic database covering scholarly research in all major fields of philosophy. The Philosopher’s Index, considered the most thorough index of journal literature on the subject, features author-written abstracts covering scholarly research published in journals and books, including contributions to anthologies and book reviews. The Philosopher's Index contains research published since 1940 including nearly 570 journals from 43 countries with content representing a variety of languages.

Play Index -- This unique resource covers classic and historical plays, along with the works of contemporary playwrights. This database covers new editions and translations, and includes descriptive annotations to summarize the plot and indicate musical requirements.

Primary Search -- Primary Search provides 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. This database is updated daily on EBSCOhost.

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.

Psychology & 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.

Race Relations Abstracts -- This resource provides a sole focus on content relating specifically to the relationship between races. It is a rich source of bibliographic records covering fundamental areas relevant to race relations.

Reader's Guide 1890-1982 -- Reader's Guide™ 1890-1982 provides indexing of over three million articles from more than 550 leading magazines, including full coverage of the original print volumes or Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature™. This important resource offers a wide range of researchers access to information about history, culture, and seminal develoopments across nearly a century.

Regional Business News -- Regional Business News incorporates 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. Included in this database are Arizona Business, Business North Carolina, Crain's New York Business (and other Crain Communications editions), Des Moines Business Record, Enterprise Salt Lake City, Fort Worth Business Press, Orange County Business Journal, Westchester County Business Journal, etc.

Religion & 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.

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.

Serials Directory -- The 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 database is an essential resource for readers seeking short stories by author or genre, or for those researching a body of work of a literary figure. It provides detailed indexing for hundreds of thousands of short stories.

Small Business Reference Center -- Small Business Reference Center offers readers a collection of state-specific resources supported with demographic data and other local information. Completing the database are business videos that provide critical information for business owners including interviews, 'lessons learned' features, lectures and 'how to' videos to help foster success in all aspects of managing a business.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center -- Small Engine Repair Reference Center offers assistance in providing routine maintenance (tune-ups, brake service, etc.) as well as extensive repairs (engine and transmission disassembly) and allows users to search by product type, brand, model/engine type, specific area of model/engine type, and model numbers. PDF full text is available for all documents.

Teacher Reference Center -- (this is free via http://www.teacherreference.com/ but not currently turned on via Ebscohost)
This index of over 260 titles from the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals, periodicals, and books is provided free from Ebsco. This database provides coverage on key education topics such as Assessment, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, Science & Mathematics, and more for K-12 Teachers & Librarians.

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. This EBSCOhost database is updated weekly.

TOPICsearch -- This current events database allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today’s classrooms. TOPICsearch contains full text for over 102,800 articles from more than 2,500 diverse sources, including more than 1,550 full text periodicals.

Vocational & 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.

 
 
Films on Demand
 
Films on Demand is a database that provides access to streaming videos appropriate for academic research.Videos can be watched in their entirety, or as individual segments, on your computer.
 
 
Gale
Contains magazines & journals, newspapers and reference book articles
 

All GaleGroup Databases

Biography in Context -- is a comprehensive database of biographical information on over 380,000 people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas. It combines more than 450,000 biographies from over 1,000 volumes of more than 135 respected Gale sources with full-text articles from more than 300 magazines and newspapers. This powerful combination gives the researcher instant access to the wealth of biographical data compiled by Gale over more than 50 years, as well as more than 27,000 images, in-depth coverage of key events, and up-to-date reporting that can be found in magazines and newspapers. Also, web addresses in the Further Readings sections of thousands of biographies are hyperlinked for direct access to online sources used to inform or supplement the profiles.

Gale Literature Databases

Contemporary Authors – Contemporary Authors provides complete biographical and bibliographical information on more than 120,000 U.S. and international authors.

Contemporary Literary Criticism – Contemporary Literary Criticism collects more than 35,000 critical essays on contemporary authors, with biographical, critical, principal works, and further study information.

Dictionary of Literary Biography – Dictionary of Literary Biography provides nearly 10,000 biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of influential literary figures from all eras and genres.

Health Reference Center Academic |complete title list| A full service resource for people researching health related materials. It provides an integrated collection of general interest health and fitness magazines, medical and professional periodicals, and select reference materials. Records are available in a combination of indexing, abstracts or full-text formats. Topics included in the collection include information about alcoholism, AIDS, fitness, psychology, cancer, pediatrics, and much, much more.

Literary Criticism Online (Drama, poetry, short story) -- takes literature, history and culture to the next level with the largest, most extensive compilation of literary commentary available: Literature Criticism Online. Imagine centuries of analysis - the scholarly and popular commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books and periodicals - delivered in an easy-to-use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals. The net result is tens of thousands of hard-to-find essays at your fingertips. It's all designed to raise the level of research while providing the around-the-clock remote access that today's researchers demand.

Literature Resource Center |complete journal list| Providing immediate access to the most comprehensive and current online database on authors and their works, LRC includes biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline. Combining Gale's most-used literary databases in a single online service, the Literature Resource Center covers more than 121,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers such as philosophers, filmmakers, and anthropologists.

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.

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.


Opposing Viewpoints in Context Resource Center
–is a one-stop source for information on today's hottest social issues. Drawing on acclaimed series published by Greenhaven Press and other Gale imprints, OVRC features viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazine, academic journal, and newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts, and links to Websites.  
 
 
Gross Anatomy Dissector
 
Online Guided Gross Anatomy Dissector makes possible the teaching and learning of all anatomy, from head to toe, in a rigorous, yet approachable manner. The anatomy is presented precisely as a first-year medical student encounters it, dissects it, and is assessed on it. Each module ends with a set of interactive flash cards to help students assess their knowledge of the structures presented in that module.
 
 
Handbook of Texas
Online encyclopedia of Texas
 
The Handbook of Texas, provided by the Texas State Historical Association is a multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture. It comprises more than 23,000 articles on people, places, events, historical themes, institutions, and a host of other topic categories. The scope is broad and inclusive, designed to provide readers with concise, authoritative, and accessible articles that provide factual, nonpartisan accounts on virtually every aspect of Texas history and culture.
 
 
HeritageQuest
Databases primarily for genealogy research
 

Provides a unique and continuously expanding collection of research materials to help patrons trace their family lineage and American culture. It is designed specifically for libraries and can be used from a remote location such as a home or office.

Beginning with more than 25,000 family and local histories, HeritageQuest Online is growing to include the complete U.S. Federal Census from 1790-1930, the Periodical Source Index (PERSI), the Revolutionary War Pension Applications & Bounty Land Warrant Applications, and the Freedman's Bank Records.

HeritageQuest Online provides many of most-requested resources for genealogists and local historians. This collection of digitized material is unlike anything else online today, and helps put family research in an historical, social and cultural context. HeritageQuest Online was named “Best Reference Source (database)” by Library Journal magazine in the April 15, 2003 issue.
 
 
Learning Express 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 1,000 online practice tests and interactive skill-building tutorials are available, along with more than 200 eBook titles-all developed by expert academic and industry professionals.
With today's global economy and emphasis on 21st century skills, LearningExpress Library™ helps patrons of all ages prepare for success in life by meeting a broad range of educational and career-oriented needs, including:

  • Preparing for professional certification, licensing, and aptitude tests in health care, civil service/government, law enforcement, firefighting, EMS, military, and real estate, among others
  • Improving workplace skills such as resume building, interviewing techniques, job search and assessment, business writing, and core computer skills
  • Achieving higher scores on college entrance exams such as the ACT and SAT, and improving performance on Advanced Placement (AP) exams
  • Preparing for graduate school admissions tests such as the GMAT, GRE, LSAT, and MCAT
  • Improving proficiency levels in reading, writing, and math for elementary, middle, and high school students as well as adult learners
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    Library Science & Technology Abstracts
    Indexes and abstracts articles about Library and Information Science study and practice
     

    EBSCO Publishing is proud to provide the Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) database as a free resource to anyone interested in libraries and information management. This world-class bibliographic database provides coverage on subjects such as librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Delivered via the EBSCOhost platform, LISTA indexes more than 600 periodicals plus books, research reports, and proceedings. With coverage dating back to the mid-1960s, it is the oldest continuously produced database covering the field of information science.

     
     
    Naxos Music Library
     

    Naxos Classical Music -- Naxos Music Library is the world's largest online classical music library. It offers the catalogs of more than 50 classical, jazz and world music labels with more labels joining every month. In addition to classical music, the collection includes jazz, world music, film music, nostalgia, classic and contemporary rock.  The streaming content includes over 79,000 CDs and over 600,000 tracks.

    Naxos Jazz Music -- Naxos Music Library Jazz is one of the most comprehensive collection of Jazz music available online. It offers over 45,000 tracks of jazz from over 7000 jazz artists.

     
     
    Newsbank
    Newspaper articles
     
    The electronic editions of record for valuable local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers--all in one easy-to-search database. Each paper provides unique coverage of local and regional news, including companies, politics, sports, industries, cultural activities, and people in the community. Paid ads are excluded. Texas newspapers include the Corpus Christi Caller-Times, Austin American-Statesman, Dallas Morning News, El Paso Times, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Houston Chronicle, San Antonio Express-News, and Victoria Advocate as well as 20 other newspapers from around the United States.
     
     
    OCLC WorldCat
    Lists books and materials owned in libraries worldwide that participate in the OCLC catalog - No full text resources
     
    The world's most comprehensive bibliography, with more than 58 million bibliographic records representing over 400 languages and all types of materials ranging from stone tablets to electronic books. WorldCat is updated daily and is now easier to search than ever. Recent enhancements include the ability to search by Library of Congress or Dewey Decimal Classification numbers, and to limit searches by material types, audiences and material formats. WorldCat includes information from before 1,000 BC to the present with thousands of records containing evaluative content such as tables of contents, cover art, book summaries and notes about the authors. It uses the Library of Congress Subject Headings as its thesaurus.
     
     
    Open Access Journals
    Magazine and journal articles
     

    The aim of the Directory of Open Access Journals is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting their increased usage and impact. The Directory aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content. In short a one stop shop for users to Open Access Journals.

     
     
    Original Sources from Encyclopaedia Britannica
     
    Original Sources is a compilation of more than 350,000 primary source documents, including more than 5,000 complete books, and authentic images. Students have access to a virtual library of the creations and discoveries of history's greatest minds, as recorded in the authors’ original words. The library divides the original sources into eight major collections: World History, U.S. History, Science and Mathematics, Social Science, Literature, Political Science and Law, Language (including works in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, German, and other languages), and Philosophy and Religion. Explore this vast collection with the flexible and intuitive search engine or browse the documents by subject, starting with the early civilizations and coming up to the present day.

     
     
    Periodicals Finder
    Finding tool for magazines and journals
     

    Periodicals Finder helps locate magazines and journals. Use this resource to find periodicals by title or subject. If you want to find out what magazines and journals the library has in your subject area or if you have a citation and need to find the full text, Periodicals Finder is the right resource to use.

     
     
    ReferenceUSA
     

    ReferenceUSA includes two databases. US Businesses contain verified, accurate data on 14 million businesses and is updated monthly. US New Businesses has 4 million entries and updated with more than 50,000 new businesses each week to research hot areas of economic development.

     
    Salem Press
    Online Reference Books
     

    Online editions of Salem’s award-winning reference works accessed via a cross-searchable database

    Salem Health
    Salem History
    Salem Literature
    Salem Science
     
     
    Stat!Ref Books Mobile-friendly version available
    Online Health-care Books (Selected reference works are available full text online)
     

    STAT!Ref Books online is a collection of healthcare-related ebooks.  They are a cross-searchable, healthcare reference that integrates core titles with evidence-based resources and innovative tools in one site. View all StatRef! Book titles.

     
     
    Texas Digital Sanborn Maps
    Historical maps of Texas
     

    Texas Digital Sanborn Maps (1867-1970) – provide digital access to more than 660,000 large-scale maps of over 12,000 American towns and cities. Founded in 1867 by D. A. Sanborn, the Sanborn Map Company was the primary American publisher of fire insurance maps for nearly 100 years. No maps are consulted more in academic and public libraries.


    Sanborn maps are valuable research tools for geographers, social historians, urban specialists, genealogists, planners, local historians, architects, environmentalists, and anyone who wants to learn about the history, growth, and development of American cities, towns, and neighborhoods. Users of Digital Sanborn Maps have the ability to manipulate the maps, magnify and zoom in on specific sections, and easily print them out.

    Each large-scale plan contains detailed property and land-use records that depict the grid of everyday life across a century of change. The maps provide a wealth of information, such as building outline, size and shape, construction materials, height, building use, windows and doors, street and sidewalk widths, boundaries, and more. The plans often include information and shading for steel beams or reinforced walls, plus symbols for stables, garages, warehouses, etc. Also depicted are pipelines, railroads, wells, water mains, dumps, and heavy machinery likely to affect the property's vulnerability to earthquake, fire, and flood. Maps also give street names, street and sidewalk widths, and house and block numbers.

    The digital collection was scanned from the microfilm developed from the holdings at the Library of Congress. The Library of Congress's Sanborn collection includes all maps submitted to the library through copyright deposit and a set of maps transferred to the library from the Bureau of the Census. Maps from the bureau include corrections issued by the Sanborn Company that were pasted over the original map sheet.

     
     
    Twentieth Century American Poetry
    Full-text poems
     
    This unparalleled collection includes 52,000 poems drawn from 750 volumes by over 300 poets, including Adrienne Rich, Andrei Codrescu, Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, Denise Levertov, Wallace Stevens, Langston Hughes, Lucille Clifton, and Cathy Song. The majority of the poems included are copyright works specially licensed from print publishers such as New Edition, City Lights Books, Houghton Mifflin, W. W. Norton and Yale University Press. The collection reflects the variety and dynamism of American poetic voices in this century of change: all major movements and schools are represented, form the traditionalism of Robert Frost to the modernism of H.D. (Hilda Doolittle), the confessional poetry of Anne Sexton to the proletarian poems of Muriel Rukeyser. The Imagists, Beat Poets, Harlem Renaissance, Black Mountain and Deep Image schools are all featured. In addition, many contemporary writers of the 1980s and 90s who have gained recognition through national poetry awards or inclusion within leading print anthologies, are also represented.
     
     
    Twentieth Century English Poetry
    Full-text poems
     

    Offers online access to the poetry of some of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. It incorporates the works of 285 of the most widely studied poets of the British Isles and beyond, including over forty distinguished authors from The Faber Poetry Library. Authors include the established and canonical such as Yeats, Housman, Lawrence, Sassoon, Eliot, Plath, Ted Hughes and Seamus Heaney, popular and accessible figures such as Kipling, Betjeman and Wendy Cope, lesser known but important names like William Empson and W.S. Graham and, among prominent contemporaries, Simon Armitage, Eavan Boland and Carol Ann Duffy. Many of the major themes of 20th century writing -- nationality, politics, war, sexuality, religion and gender -- can be understood anew through this vast and representative collection.

     
     
    Vocational Biographies
    Career Profiles
     
    Vocational Biographies explores careers by telling the stories of persons working in those careers. Biographies track workers from their school experiences through their current jobs and lifestyles.Each career biography is a lively four-page story based on the career life of a real person. Each career biography:
  • is written in a newspaper feature style with colorful photos.
  • follows a chronological order.
  • details each individual’s career success story from high school to present.
  • offers advice on selecting school courses, finding that first job, and climbing the career ladder.
  • focuses on responsibilities of the present job.
  • job-shadows a real-life workday.
  • illustrates the likes and dislikes of workers.
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    WestLaw Campus Research (Click for help)
    News, Current Events, and Legal Research
     
    WestLaw Campus Research™ is a superior research service for news, business and law-related information – and it is designed especially to meet the needs of both librarians and students. It includes full-text information and access to both current and archived materials, thousands of news databases arranged geographically and topically, hundreds of newswires as well as business, trade and professional journals and publications, and superior law-related resources, including both primary law and analysis.
     
     
    Wilson Essay & General Literature Index and the Retrospective
    Online Essays in a Wide Range of Specialties
     
    Offers access to tens of thousands of essays that are otherwise all but inaccessible. This database unlocks a wealth of information in thousands of collections and anthologies in a wide array of fields including: Archaeology, Architecture , Art, Children’s Literature, Classical Studies, Drama, Economics, Fiction, Film, Folklore, History, Linguistics, Music, Poetry, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, and Women’s Studies.
     

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    Phone (361) 698-1310


    Please send comments/suggestions to
    Merry Bortz, Head of Library Electronic and Database Services
    mbortz@delmar.edu

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