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Accessible Archives
Accessible Archives contains primary source material from 18th & 19th century publications. The databases contain comprehensive material found in leading historic periodicals and books including eyewitness accounts of historical events, descriptions of everyday life, editorial observations, commerce as seen through advertisements and genealogical records.

America: History and Life with Full Text (EBSCOhost)
America: History and Life is a complete bibliographic reference to the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Published since 1964, the database comprises almost 400,000 bibliographic entries. This extensive database covers over 2,000 journals published worldwide and provides full-text coverage of more than 196 journals and more than 92 books. In addition to covering all key English-language historical journals, America: History and Life coverage includes selected historical journals from major countries, state and local history journals, and a targeted selection of hundreds of journals in the social sciences and humanities.

America's Historical Newspapers (including Early American Newspapers Series 1 - 7, 1690-1922)
America's Historical Newspapers contains historical books, pamphlets, broadsides, newspapers, government documents and ephemera printed in America over 3 centuries.

Anthropological Index Online
The Anthropological Index is a regionally arranged subject and author index to periodical articles in all areas of anthropology. It is produced by the Museum of Mankind Library.

American Anthropological Society's portal to its peer-reviewed journals, newsletters, and bulletins.

Brill E-book Collections
Browse E-books in a variety of subjects including Asian Studies, Biblical Studies, Ancient Near East and Early Christianity, Classical Studies, European History and Culture, Language and Linquistics,Middle East and Islamic Studies, Religious Studies, Theology and Philosophy and Social Sciences.

Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities
Online version of Cabell’s Print Directory of Publishing Opportunities (includes Accounting, Economics & Finance, Management and Marketing, Educational Curriculum & Methods, Educational Psychology & Administration, Educational Technology & Library Science and Psychology & Psychiatry directories) which provides updated current information on the addresses, phone, e-mail and websites for a large number of journals. The company aims to provide information on publication guidelines and review information.

Catalog of United States Government Publications
The Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP) is the finding tool for electronic and print publications from the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the U.S. government. This is also known as the National Bibliography of U.S. Government. The CGP contains descriptive records for historical and current publications and provides direct links to those that are available online. The CGP is the online counterpart of the Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications.

Communication & Mass Media Complete (CMMC) (EBSCOhost)
This database was created by combining the extensive coverage of two popular databases in the fields of communication and mass media studies -- CommSearch (formerly produced by the National Communication Association (NCA)), and Mass Media Articles Index (formerly produced by Pennsylvania State University). Both of these two resources have been greatly expanded upon (both in terms of content and scope) to create CMMC. In addition, Communication & Mass Media Complete offers full text for over 200 titles and contains citation coverage for additional sources. In total, several hundred valuable sources are covered.

CQ Researcher
Full text CQ Researcher (1991 - ). Contains in-depth research on current topics with complete summaries, insight into all sides of the issues and bibliographies for further information.

Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE)
Online version of the multi-volume reference work that documents words, phrases, and pronunciations that vary by regions in the United States. DARE is based on face-to-face interviews and other written materials such as diaries, letters, newspapers.

EconLit (EBSCOhost)
Restricted to 4 users at a time
Subject indexing and abstracts of journals and over 500 collective volumes per year, plus books, dissertations, and working papers. Produced by the Journal of Economic Literature.

Ethnic NewsWatch (Proquest)
Ethnic NewsWatch is a full-text collection of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press.

Europa World Plus
Europa World Plus is the online version of the Europa World Year Book. It covers reference information in politics and economics in more than 250 countries and territories.

European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750 (EBSCOhost)
European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750 is a valuable bibliographic database created from "European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed In Europe Relating to The Americas, 1493-1750. It contains more than 32,000 entries.

Films on Demand - Digital Educational Video
Films on Demand is a state-of-the-art streaming video platform offering access to over 6,000 videos from Films for the Humanities & Sciences.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Gale Virtual Reference Library delivers great reference resources in a database format.Subject areas include History, Literature, Multicultural Studies, Social Science and Technology. Click on "Show All" in database to view expanded list of titles in each subject area.

GenderWatch (ProQuest)
GenderWatch is a full-text collection of international journals, magazines, newsletters, regional publications, special reports and conference proceedings devoted to women's and gender issues.

Gerritsen Collection - Women's History Online, 1543-1945
The Gerritsen Collection delivers two million page images of original printed works, spanning 4 centuries and 15 languages. The collection includes periodicals, books and pamphlets.

Global Road Warrior-The Ultimate Guide to the World
Provides in-depth coverage on 175 countries including country facts, climate, society & culture, demographics, money and banking, points of interest, transportation, maps and communications.

Handbook of Latin American Studies
The Handbook is a selective annotated bibliography of scholarly works on Latin America. It is edited by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress and has been continuously published since 1935. Works reviewed include books, journal articles, book chapters, and conference papers in a variety of disciplines in the social sciences and the humanities.

Historical Abstracts (EBSCOhost)
Historical Abstracts covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present, including world history, military history, women's history and history of education.

History Reference Center (EBSCOhost)
Comprehensive full text history reference database featuring full text for more than 2,500 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers. The database also includes full text articles from nearly 170 history periodicals.

JSTOR Arts & Sciences I, II, III & IV Collection
JSTOR is an electronic journal archival project which provides full-text access to complete runs of back issues of scholarly journal titles in 10-15 fields. The Arts & Sciences I Collection currently offers access to about 117 journals in these disciplines: Anthropology, Asian Studies, Ecology, Economics, Education, Finance, History, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Population Studies, and Sociology. The Arts & Sciences II Collection is a multi-disciplinary collection containing journals and disciplines that complement those in the Arts & Sciences I Collection. It includes 122 journals, in disciplines such as History, Economics, Asian Studies, Classics, Archaeology, and African, Latin American, Slavic and Middle Eastern Studies. The Arts & Sciences III Collection focuses on the arts and humanities and contains 150 titles. The collection makes available additional journals in language and literature, as well as important titles in the fields of music, film studies, folklore, performing arts, religion, and the history and study of art and architecture. JSTOR Arts & Sciences IV Collection has a strong focus on business, education, and law and also includes titles in psychology and public policy and administration.

LexisNexis Academic
Access to a wide range of full-text news, company information, business news, legal research and reference information.

LexisNexis Congressional
Includes legislative histories for public laws and testimony from congressional hearings. Track bills and search the Congressional Record and Federal Register, and locate information about congressional members and committees. Also includes the U.S. Serial Digital Collection, 1789-1969: House and Senate documents and reports, Senate executive reports, and Senate treaty documents.

LGBT Life with Full Text (EBSCOhost)
LGBT Life with Full Text offers full text for more than 120 important and significant LGBT journals, magazines and regional newspapers and more than 140 full-text monographs/books.

Full text plays, poems, short stories, essays and speeches. Can search by genre, subject, title, author and timeline. There is also a section focusing on children's material. From Badgerlink.

NCJRS Abstracts Database
The National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts Database contains summaries of more than 190,000 publications on criminal justice, including Federal, state, and local government reports, books, research reports, journal articles, and unpublished research. Subject areas include corrections, courts, drugs and crime, law enforcement, juvenile justice, crime statistics, and victims of crime. The time period covered is from the early 1970's to the present.

NewspaperARCHIVE contains millions of searchable newspaper pages from around the world, dating as far back as the 1700s. From BadgerLink

North American Immigrant Letters and Diaries and Oral Histories: 1800-1850
This collection includes 71 authors and approximately 10,000 pages of information which provides a personal view of what it meant to immigrate to America and Canada between 1800 and 1950. It is composeded of letters and diaries, oral histories, interviews and other personal narratives.

North American Women's Letters and Diaries: Colonial to 1950
This collection includes one of the most comprehensive bibliographies of women's diaries and letters yet published. It lists over 2,000 published and unpublished items from a variety of sources, including online resources and microform. Drawn from more than 1,000 sources, including journal articles, pamphlets, newsletters, monographs, and conference proceedings, much of the material is in copyright. Represented are all age groups and life stages, all ethnicities, many geographical regions, the famous and the not so famous.

Political Science Complete (EBSCOhost)
Political Science Complete provides full text for over 400 publications. PSC features more than 165 full-text reference books and monographs and over 27,000 full text conference papers, including those of the International Political Science Association.

Polling the Nations
Restricted to 4 users at a time
Compiled from more than 12,000 surveys conducted since 1986 in the United States and 70 other countries, the 300,000 questions and responses in Polling the Nations are the most comprehensive collection of polling data anywhere. Examples of some of the 3500 topics include AIDS, the death penalty, marriage, racism, and unemployment.

Project Muse
Provides access to the full text of over 120 scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and mathematics.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chicago Tribune (1849-1987)
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chicago Tribune offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times (1851-2007)
ProQuest Historical Newspapers™ – The New York Times is a unique full-image archive that brings you the entire historical run of The New York Times. It offers complete coverage from 1851-2007. The database delivers every page of every issue from cover to cover, with full-page and article images in downloadable PDF. And the database just keeps growing, with a new year's content added annually.

Provides full text articles on current issues in psychology from respected sources, spanning from 1988 to the present. PsycARTICLES includes more than 25,000 full-text articles from 42 journals published by American Psychological Association and allied organizations. All journals included in this database are indexed in PsycINFO.

PsycINFO (EBSCOhost)
PsycINFO contains citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, and books in psychology, as well as psychological aspects of related disciplines, such as medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linguistics, anthropology, business, and law. Includes PsycLit database.

Readers' Guide Retrospective (EBSCOhost)
Contains comprehensive indexing and abstracting of the most popular general interest periodicals published in the United States and reflects the history of 20th century America. The database covers the years from 1890-1982.

Sage Premier Journals Online
SAGE Premier provides electronic access to 408 peer-reviewed, full-text journals Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, Technology and Medicine. (94,000+ articles).

Salem History
Salem History is a database that includes the complete content of printed reference sets. These sets include Great Events from History: The Eighteenth Century, The Seventeenth Century 1601-1700, and The Ancient World, Prehistory-476 c.e., The Eighties in America and The Sixties in America.

ScienceDirect indexes thousands of peer-reviewed journals and book series from Elsevier in the areas of physical sciences and engineering, life and health sciences, social sciences and humanities.

Social Sciences Citation Index (Web of Science: 1987- )
Multidisciplinary database with searchable author abstracts covering the journal literature of the social sciences. It indexes more than 1725 journals spanning 50 disciplines as well as covering individually selected, relevant items from over 3300 of the world's leading scientific and technical journals.

Social Sciences and Humanities Collection (ScienceDirect College Edition)
Includes Full Text access to peer reviewed journals in Arts and Humanities, Business, Management, Accounting, Decision Sciences, Economics, Econometrics, Finance, Psychology and Social Sciences.

Social Work Abstracts (EBSCOhost: 1977- )
Restricted to 8 users at a time
The Social Work Abstracts database, produced by the National Association of Social Workers, Inc., contains more than 35,000 records, spanning 1977 to the present, from social work and other related journals on topics such as homelessness, AIDS, child and family welfare, aging, substance abuse, legislation, community organization, and more.

Social Worker Finder
This web site provides a listing of clinical social workers who have met national standards for education and experience established by the NASW Competence Certification Commission on recommendation of the Committee on Clinical Social Work. It is an important resource for identifying social workers who are qualified providers of mental health services. Like its predecessors, this edition aims to advance sound professional practice standards by providing a uniform method to identify qualified clinical social work practitioners.

SocINDEX with Full Text (EBSCOhost)
SocINDEX with Full Text features more than 2,066,400 records with subject headings and abstracts for more than 1,200 core coverage journals dating as far back as 1895. It contains full text for 777 journals dating back to 1908 and full text for more than 820 books and monographs and 13,947 conference papers.

Sociological Abstracts (Proquest)
Contains records from 3,000 journals covering sociology, social work, and other social sciences.

Statistical Abstract of the United States
This database is a summary of statistics on the social, cultural, political, and economic organization of the United States. It includes a selection of data from many sources including the Census Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and other Federal agencies and private organizations.

Wiley Online Library
Fulltext access to multidisciplinary journal articles via the Wiley Online Library interface.

Women and Social Movements in the United States: 1600 to 2000
Women and Social Movements in the United States brings together books, images, documents, scholarly essays, commentaries, and bibliographies, documenting the multiplicity of women's reform activities. The resource, which examines perspectives on women's social movements from Colonial times to the present, is updated on a quarterly basis by adding new document projects, book and website reviews, related teaching tools, and more documents.

Women's Studies International (EBSCOhost: 1972- )
Women's Resources International is a combination of nine contributing databases covering women's studies, women's issues, and gender-focused scholarship from throughout the world. Databases include: Women's Studies Abstracts (1984-); New Books on Women & Feminism (1987-); Women of Color and Southern Women 1975-1988, and annual supplements (1989-); and other databases and print publications.


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