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Academic OneFile

Indexes and provides abstracts for articles in popular and scholarly journals in a broad range of disciplines. Basic and advanced searching with limits by document type (article, case study, reviews, cartoons, etc.), peer- reviewed, date, and other aspects. Includes full text of the New York Times (from 1985 - present), and full text of the London Times and the Financial Times. Good starting place for information sources as researcher begins to write a term paper. Can create free account to access additional features such as saving searches and creating search alerts. Gale Cengage

Date Coverage:
~1979 - present (varies by journal)
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

Academic search complete

Provides a great starting place for research, as it offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals in all academic subjects, including more than 8,500 full-text and 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. Other types of publications included in this resource are books and book chapters, newspapers, magazines, conference proceedings, reports, etc. Searchable by keyword, title, author, subject, journal name, and a lot more. Results can be limited by date, language, publication type, full-text status or whether a journal is scholarly/peer-reviewed. EBSCOhost

Date Coverage:
Coverage varies
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Some Full Text

America, history and life

Indexes articles from scholarly journals on the history of the United States and Canada only. Provides abstracts for most articles. Also includes book reviews in scholarly history journals but does not index book publications. Features: simple, advanced, and visual search features; and search alerts. The first place to look for scholarly literature on America and Canada. (N.B.: For the rest of the world, use Historical Abstracts). EBOSCOhost

Date Coverage:
1910 - present
Content Availability:
Citation + BU Info Links

ARBAonline

Provides reviews of reference books (print and electronic publications). Online counterpart to the print American Reference Books Annual; online coverage starts with 1997; updated monthly. Users can search by author, ISBN/ISSN, content area, and subject, or find new features by browsing the monthly updates

Date Coverage:
1997 - present
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Full Text
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Avery index to architectural periodicals

Offers a comprehensive listing of journal articles published worldwide on architecture and design, archaeology, city planning, interior design, landscape architecture, and historic preservation. EBSCO

Date Coverage:
1800s-present
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

Base

Indexes worldwide open access academic web resources. The Bielefeld Academic Search Engine (BASE) collects and normalizes data from repository servers which use Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI- PMH). BASE discloses web resources of the "Deep Web" which are ignored by commercial search engines or lost within voluminous search results

Date Coverage:
2004-present
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Full Text
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Bible history daily

Access free e-books, daily articles on key Biblical archaeology topics, latest news, and reviews

Date Coverage:
2012 to present
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Some Full Text

Bibliography of native North Americans

Indexes popular and scholarly journal articles, essays, Native American/First People's newspapers, books, and book reviews on all aspects of Native Americans. Contains citations for books, essays, journal articles, and government documents of the United States and Canada. Covers history, biography, anthropology, politics, literature, governance, gaming, culture, archaeology, and many other fields. Searchable fields include author, title, abstract, keyword, people, company, geographic terms, and publication. EBSCOhost

Date Coverage:
1600 - present
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

Book index with reviews

Provides a searchable database of information about fiction and nonfiction books

Date Coverage:
1870s-present
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

Choice reviews online

Reviews academic books, electronic media, and Internet resources of interest to those in higher education. Online database covers from 1987 to present

Date Coverage:
1987-present
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Full Text
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CLCD

Provides access to important and relevant information about Pre K-12 media of all types including books, DVDs, videos, and audio books. Includes the full text of reviews from respected publications. Searches may be limited or qualified by award winners, ages, grade, category (fiction, nonfiction), publication date, language, author/ illustrator, series, publisher, country of publication, reading metrics, and 12 genres such as biography, fantasy, horror, science, sports. In each listing of titles a green dot means that one or more reviews are present, and an orange dot means that curriculum tools are available. The results of each search is presented in relevancy order with the lists can be sorted by year of publication, author, title, language, Dewey Decimal Number, LC Classification, or lexile number. A browse option allows browsing by author, reviewer, subject, LC classification, Dewey Classification, or text words in the reviews. Formerly called Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database

Date Coverage:
1502 to present
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Citations Only

EconLit (EBSCO)

Functions as the American Economic Association's electronic bibliography of economic literature. Provides ability to search Journal of Economic Literature (JEL) indexes of books, journals, and dissertations. Also includes citations to articles in collective volumes indexed in the Index of Economic Articles, articles in 250 journals not indexed in JEL, and full text of book reviews in JEL. Incorporates the Abstracts of Working Papers in Economics (AWPE) database from Cambridge University Press. EBSCOhost

Date Coverage:
1969 to present
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Some Full Text
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Education index retrospective

Consists of a bibliographic database of more than half a century of indexing from an international range of English -language periodicals and yearbooks on all aspects of education. Searchable by keyword, subject, title, author, journal name, and document type (book review or feature article). Coverage dates: 1929-1983. H. W. Wilson

Date Coverage:
1929 - 1983
Content Availability:
Citation + BU Info Links

Education research complete (EBSCO)

Provides a bibliographic index with many full-text articles for topics on all levels of education from early childhood to higher education, and all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education, and testing. Covers 1865 to the present day. Searchable by author, title, subject terms, abstract, geographic terms, people, publication name. Includes academic journals, magazines, newspapers, books, and conference papers

Date Coverage:
1865 to present
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Some Full Text

Educational administration abstracts (EBSCO)

Provides indexing and abstracting for articles in journals related to the administration of primary, secondary and post-secondary educational facilities and programs. Subjects covered include: personnel, curriculum, school- community relations, supervision, minority group relations, and professional education. Educational levels include: early childhood education, K-12, community colleges, and higher education

Date Coverage:
1930's to present
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Some Full Text

Educator's reference complete

Consists of a subset of Academic OneFile. Provides a bibliographic index to periodicals including newspapers, magazines, and academic journals. Covers issues related to education at all levels. Many have full-text links. Searchable by author, document title, keyword, subject, abstract, publication, etc. Vendor does not reveal date coverage which seems to vary by periodical. Gale Cengage

Date Coverage:
Unknown
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

Family studies abstracts (EBSCO)

Includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to family studies, including marriage, divorce, and family therapy

Date Coverage:
1970s - present
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

Fiction connection

Suggests books based on books you have already read, authors you like, or topics of interest. Fiction and biography titles are included as well as young adult literature

Date Coverage:
1997 - present
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

Film & television literature index with full text

Indexes all types of writing about television and film, including industry papers, news journalism, and scholarly academic journals. Subjects covered include film & television theory, preservation and restoration, screenwriting, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews. Includes major academic film journals, international film publications such as Cahiers du Cinema, Cinema in India, Cinemaya, Filmkultura, SegnoCinema, and Kinetoscopio, and the full text of Variety Movie Reviews back to 1920

Date Coverage:
1900 - present with selective coverage back 50 years prior
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

Information science & library issues collection (Gale)

Indexes a custom selection of journals and magazines in the field of library and information sciences. Part of the larger Academic OneFile database, this database allows searching by document type, publication dates, publication titles, and subject and includes full-text access to several titles

Date Coverage:
1980-present
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

Information science & technology abstracts (EBSCO)

Indexes journal articles from more than 450 publications as well as books, research reports, conference proceedings, dissertations, and patents. The oldest continuously produced database covering the field of information science, coverage goes back to the mid 1930s and includes the following topics: classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management, Internet search engines, printed and electronic information sources, the information industry, electronic publishing, and more

Date Coverage:
1935 - present
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Some Full Text

Iter

Indexes research on the middle ages and renaissance (400 - 1700) in journals, books, conference papers, catalogs, discographies, and dissertations. An essential resource; international in scope. Coverage for journals dates back to 1784, for books to 1931. Includes access to books in the series: Other voice in early modern Europe: Toronto series. The "Basic Search" is by keyword, but "Advanced Search" allows for limits by author, title, subject and Dewey and LC call numbers. Advanced Search also permits limits by language and type of work (bibliography, review article, thesis, etc.). Supports Zotero and RefWorks. University of Toronto

Date Coverage:
400-1700
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

Library literature & information science

Provides indexing to nearly 400 periodicals in library and information science as well as books, chapters in collected works such as conference proceedings, library school theses and pamphlets. EBSCO

Date Coverage:
1980s-present
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

Library, information science & technology abstracts

Indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports, and proceedings. Subjects covered include librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management, and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1860s

Date Coverage:
1860s - present
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

Linguistics and language behavior abstracts

Indexes and abstracts articles on the study of language, Including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics. Also covers descriptive, historical, comparative, theoretical, and geographical linguistics as well as language pathology, anthropological linguistics, language development, and nonverbal communication. Provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews; also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, and dissertations. Covers 1973 to present. Searchable by author, title, keyword, descriptors, source, and 26 other fields. ProQuest/CSA

Date Coverage:
1973 to present
Content Availability:
Citation + BU Info Links

Literature

Provides full text of works of English, American, African- American, and Canadian poetry, English and American drama and prose, and full-text literature journals. In addition it offers some of the leading literary reference works and links to web texts. The front page offers searches for Authors, Texts, Criticism, and Reference works. A search by author will provide resources divided into texts, criticism, and reference which include a biography of the author’s life, a bibliography of the author’s works, and reference articles on the author. Using the top search box will enable you to find all the resources in Literature Online related to a particular author, title of a work, or subject matter. Can also be used to search for word(s) in the text of any work contained in Literature Online including those in Early English Books Online. ProQuest

Date Coverage:
From the beginning of British literature to the present day
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

Literature resource center

Provides access to a wide variety of literature information. Entry is by “Keyword,” “Name of work,” or “Person-By or About.” Tabs at the top divide results into Literature Criticism, Biographies, Topic & Work Overviews, Reviews & News, Primary Sources & Literary Works and Multimedia. Includes Gale's 12 literary criticism collections which are also in Gale’s database, Literature criticism. Also includes Scribner’s Writers Series, Twayne’s Authors Series, and other Gale literary encyclopedias and handbooks. In addition you will find references and links to full text for a variety of journal articles and some NPR commentaries. Gale Cengage

Date Coverage:
From the beginning of recorded literature to the present day
Content Availability:
Full Text

MasterFILE Premier (EBSCO)

Provides a resource designed for general public library users that offers indexing for popular and some scholarly magazines and journals as well as for a collection of reference books. EBSCOhost

Date Coverage:
1975 - present
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Some Full Text
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Military & government collection

Provides indexing and abstracts for popular and scholarly journal articles on military history and government. Covers all continents and eras, some more extensively than others. Basic and advanced searching with limits by scholarly/popular source, date of publication, and publication type. Includes images. EBSCOhost

Date Coverage:
1950s to the present
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

Music index

Provides indexing and abstracting of more than 475 music periodical literature in all areas of music, including articles, book reviews, recording reviews, first performances, and obituaries. Provides some full-text access (HTML and PDF) through other services

Date Coverage:
1970-present
Content Availability:
Some Full Text
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National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) abstracts database

Contains summaries of U.S. and international publications, including federal, state, and local government reports, books, research reports, journal articles, audiovisual presentations, and unpublished research on criminal and juvenile justice and drug control. Excludes most legal decisions, opinions, and statutes. Intended to meet the needs of criminal justice professionals, researchers, policymakers, and technical and legal experts. Unique elements of the collection include agency-produced documents and final grant reports of the Office of Justice Programs sponsored research. Documents are either written in English or have an English-language summary. No print version of the database is produced. Covers 1972 to the present. ProQuest

Date Coverage:
1972 to present
Content Availability:
Citation + BU Info Links

NCJRS abstracts database

Contains summaries of more than 180,000 criminal justice publications including federal, state, and local government reports, books, research reports, journal articles, audiovisual presentations, and unpublished research on criminal and juvenile justice and drug control. The National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts Database excludes most legal decisions, opinions, and statutes. Intended to meet the needs of criminal justice professionals, researchers, policymakers, and technical and legal experts. Unique elements of the collection include agency-produced documents and final grant reports of the Office of Justice Programs sponsored research. Documents are either written in English or have an English-language summary. No print version of the database is produced. Covers 1972 to the present. Searchable by author, title, journal name, and general (keyword). Can be limited by language and date range

Date Coverage:
1972 to present
Content Availability:
Citations Only

New Testament abstracts

Provides indexing and abstracts of scholarly resources for New Testament studies, including journal articles, monographs, multi-authored books, book reviews, and biblical software programs. All abstracts are in English, regardless of the language of the original work. Contains some full text. Comparatively limited (but effective) search features: does not have a scholarly journals limiter, but does provide a scripture citation search feature and publication type limiter. A publication search option enables users to narrow searching to the contents of a specific journal title. Some overlap of coverage between ATLA Religion and this resource. However, much of its coverage is unique. Most useful for researchers in New Testament studies, inter-testamental period, 2nd Temple Jewish studies, history of Jewish-Christian relations, and patristics. Uses EBSCOhost interface

Date Coverage:
1956 - present
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

Non-fiction connection

Covers narrative nonfiction titles.Updated each week, the Nonfiction Profiler reviews current, popular review sources such as Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, and Booklist, as well as bestseller lists such as the NY Times and Amazon, to select titles. Also, older editions of the review sources are used to add backlist titles. Users can search for books by topic, genre, setting, character, location, and timeframe

Date Coverage:
2005-present
Content Availability:
Multimedia

OAIster

Makes available an Open Access Initiative to provide indexing and access to freely available books, journal articles, newspapers, manuscripts, audio files, video files, photographic images, datasets, and theses and dissertations. International in scope. Search by keyword, or use advanced search for author/title/subject search. Results may be limited by format. OCLC

Date Coverage:
All years
Content Availability:
Full Text

OpinionArchives

Provides indexing and full text to articles in 20 prominent journals of opinion, including The New York Review of Books, Commentary, Commonweal, The Progressive, The New Leader, and others. Search by keyword or use advanced search to find materials by author, subject, or date. Opinion Archives

Date Coverage:
1850 - present; varies by title
Content Availability:
Full Text

Philosopher's index

Provides indexing and abstracts of journal articles, books, contributions to anthologies, and book reviews published worldwide since 1940. For access to the scholarly journal literature of Philosophy, this index is the most important available. Topics covered include aesthetics, axiology, philosophy of education, epistemology, ethics, philosophy of history, philosophy of language, logic, metaphysics, philosophical anthropology, metaphilosophy, political philosophy, philosophy of science, social philosophy, and the philosophy of religion. Most useful for researchers of philosophical topics, this resource is also worth consulting for researchers in systematic theology (e.g. Augustinian studies, Scholastic theology, Barthian studies), apologetics and philosophical theology, religious ethics/moral theology, and western intellectual history. Contains some full text. Comparatively limited (but effective) search features: does not have a scholarly journals limiter but does provide document type and linked full-text limiters, as well as a publication search feature (enabling searches within the contents of specified journal titles). EBSCOhost

Date Coverage:
1940-present
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

Political Science Complete

Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 2900 titles including academic journals, 520 of which are in full text, 340 full-text monographs and reference books, and 36,000 full-text conference papers. A 17,500 term thesaurus assists in subject searches. EBSCOhost

Date Coverage:
1895 to present
Content Availability:
Some Full Text
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Political science resources. Think tanks

Provides a list of websites for think tanks through MLibrary (University of Michigan Library). These websites include links to the full text of selected periodical literature, papers, studies, news releases, and book reviews. Coverage varies

Date Coverage:
Various start dates to present
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Multimedia
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Pop culture collection (Gale)

Indexes articles in scholarly and popular journals and newspapers on issues of popular culture, including book reviews. A subset of the larger Academic OneFile database, this is very useful for finding focused information on a topic of popular culture (contemporary arts, movies, fads, trends, etc.). Search by title, subject, person's name, or keyword, or browse subjects or publications. Gale Cengage

Date Coverage:
~1980 - present
Content Availability:
Some Full Text
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Psychology & behavioral sciences collection (EBSCO)

Provides a comprehensive database covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, education, social work, sociology, psychiatry and psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods. A subset of Academic Search Complete. Searchable by author, title, subject, geographic term, abstract, and journal name. EBSCOhost

Date Coverage:
1930 to the present day
Content Availability:
Citation + BU Info Links

Public administration abstracts

Provides indexing and abstracts of journal articles, papers, reports, and book reviews related to public administration, including public administration research and theory. EBSCOhost

Date Coverage:
1974-
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

Race relations abstracts (EBSCO)

Covers essential areas related to race relations, including ethnic studies, discrimination, immigration studies, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. Coverage is from 1975 to the present. Records are selected from many of the top titles within the discipline, including Race, Ethnicity & Education and Ethnic & Racial Studies

Date Coverage:
Early 1900's to present
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

Readers' guide retrospective

Provides indexing to the most popular magazines for the general public from 1890 - 1982. Areas covered include children and teen magazines, television guides, news and opinion magazines, art journals, women's and men's magazines, etc. Sample titles indexed: National Geographic, Ms., Motor Trends, Parent's Magazine, People, Scientific American, and Audubon. Includes book reviews. H.W. Wilson

Date Coverage:
1890 - 1982
Content Availability:
Citation + BU Info Links

RILM abstracts of music literature (EBSCO)

Indexes hundreds of thousands of publications on all aspects of music including articles, books, bibliographies, catalogs, dissertations, Festschriften, iconographies, critical commentaries to complete works, ethnographic recordings, conference proceedings, electronic resources, and reviews

Date Coverage:
All periods
Content Availability:
Some Full Text
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SciFinder

Provides access to the CAplus database of chemical literature and U.S. and foreign chemical-related patents, to CASREACT, CHEMLIST and CHEMCATS, to the registry database from Chemical Abstracts Service, and to Medline. Includes journal articles, book chapters, patents, conference proceedings, technical reports, substance database, and dissertations covered in Chemical Abstracts as well as articles currently being indexed, book reviews and biographical information. Search for reference materials by topic, author, company, document identifier, journal, patent, or tag. Limitable by year, document type, language, author, and company. Search substances by chemical structure, markush, molecular formula, or substance identifier. Limitable by characteristics, class, and study type. Search reaction by structure. Limited by solvent, non-participating functional groups, number of steps, classifications, source, and publication year. Personal account required to login

Date Coverage:
1907- present
Content Availability:
Citation + BU Info Links

Shakespeare survey

Provides the full text of a yearbook of Shakespeare studies and production. Each volume is devoted to a theme, or play, or group of plays; each also contains a section of reviews of that year's textual and critical studies, and of the year's major British performances. The books are illustrated with a variety of Shakespearean images and production. Searchable with a quick search or advanced search by author, title, subjects, year of publication, and abstract. Cambridge University Press

Date Coverage:
1948 to present
Content Availability:
Full Text

Sociological abstracts

Abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Includes citations to book reviews and abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers. It includes the companion file Social Services Abstracts. Records. Searchable by author, title, keyword, descriptors, source, and 26 other fields. Covers the years 1952 to the present time. ProQuest/CSA

Date Coverage:
1952 to present
Content Availability:
Citation + BU Info Links

TOPICsearch (EBSCO)

Allows researchers to explore current events, social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries, and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms including controversial opinions and viewpoints. Indexes newspapers, journals, biographies, public opinion polls (including Gallup Poll Briefings), book reviews, pamphlets, and government information. At the beginning of a search, one of a dozen chosen current events or a number of frequent political hot topics can be chosen. Results can be limited by subject, the type of information source, or publication name

Date Coverage:
Updated continually
Content Availability:
Full Text

Women and social movements in the United States 1600-2000

Access a diverse collection of primary sources, scholarly articles, biographical information (from Notable American Women), data and graphs, state, local, and national reports, and the online journal Women and Social Movements. Covers gender, racial, moral, employment, and social issues related to women. Includes teaching tools on specific issues which are supported by the documents in the collection. Browse contents by movement, document project or archive, chronology, etc.; keyword and advance search options. Alexander Street Press

Date Coverage:
1600 - 2000
Content Availability:
Full Text