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General

 

Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)
Scholarly, multidisciplinary subject coverage; over 6,300 publications, including over 5,700 full text periodicals

Credo Reference
Credo is an easy-to-use tool for starting research. Gather background information on your topic from hundreds of full-text encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations, and subject-specific titles, as well as 500,000+ images and audio files and over 1,000 videos.

Cumberland Times-News (Newsbank)
Full text coverage: November 2, 2007 - current. Also links to America's News Magazines and Newsbank's current events and special reports.

Encyclopedia of American Law (Gale)
Covers notable cases, major statutes, legal concepts, documents, and important persons in the field of law.

Encyclopedia of Victimology and Crime Prevention (Gale)
Presents information about the risks of being victimized by criminals, techniques used to prevent criminal acts, and ways to meet the needs of people who have been victimized.

Films on Demand (Infobase Learning)
A reference source of videos from Infobase.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
A collection of electronic books, including law and medical resources.

Oxford English Dictionary
Considered to be the most authoritative and comprehensive record of the English language in the world, tracing the evolution and use of words throughout history.

The Sun (Baltimore, MD)
Full text coverage: September 16, 1990 - current

Testing & Education Reference Center (Gale)
Online practice tests for college entrance, certification and licensing exams; information on colleges, graduate schools, and scholarships

 

Business

 

Business Source Premier (EBSCO)
Full text of nearly 8,350 scholarly business journals and other sources. PDF files of more than 350 of the top scholarly journals dating as far back as 1922

Education

 

Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)
Scholarly, multidisciplinary subject coverage; over 6,300 publications, including over 5,700 full text periodicals

The Chronicle of Higher Education
The leading source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. For wireless or off-campus access for ACM employees, create an account using your campus email address.

ERIC (EBSCO)
Contains more than 2,200 digests along with references from over 1,000 educational and education-related journals

Proquest Education Journals (ProQuest)
Offering information on hundreds of education topics, this database covers almost 400 leading journals

Teacher Reference Center (EBSCO)
Provides indexing and abstracts for 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators.

Testing & Education Reference Center (Gale)
Online practice tests for college entrance, certification and licensing exams; information on colleges, graduate schools, and scholarships

 

Health

 

Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)
Scholarly, multidisciplinary subject coverage; over 6,300 publications, including over 5,700 full text periodicals

CDC Wonder
Wide variety of topics and numeric public health data

CINAHL Plus with Full Text (EBSCO)
Indexing for over 1,900 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health, back to 1937

The Drug Information Portal
Information about prescription and non-prescription drugs, dietary supplements, and investigational drugs presented by the National Library of Medicine.

Health Reference Series (Omnigraphics)
Online editions of non-technical, informative medical books.

Health Source:Nursing/Academic Edition (EBSCO)
Provides more than 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines

Health Source: Consumer Edition (EBSCO)
Information on the medical sciences, food sciences, and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health

Health.Gov
A portal to the web sites of a number of multi-agency health initiatives and activities of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and other Federal departments and agencies

HealthFinder
A free portal to reliable health information, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The site provides an easy-to-use, searchable index of carefully reviewed health information from over 1,500 government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and universities

MedlinePlus (NLM/NIH)
Authoritative and up to date information on over 700 diseases and conditions. Also contains information on drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials and the latest health news

NCBI Bookshelf
Biomedical books adapted for Web access by the National Center for Biotechnology Information

Nursing Journals (Ovid)
Full-text articles from the American Journal of Nursing, Home Healthcare Now, Home Healthcare Nurse, Nursing, Nursing Critical Care, and Nursing Made Incredibly Easy

OMIM (Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man)
Database cataloging human genes and genetic disorders. Contains textual information and references

PharmWeb
Invaluable directory of information, including a library of archives from over 100 moderated discussion forums

Popline
Abstracts of the international literature on reproductive health, including population, family planning, and related health issues

PubMed (NLM/NIH)

A service of the National Library of Medicine, including over 15 million citations from MEDLINE and additional life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950's. PubMed includes links to full text articles and other related resources

 

Humanities

 

Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)
Scholarly, multidisciplinary subject coverage; over 6,300 publications, including over 5,700 full text periodicals

CQ Researcher (Congressional Quarterly)
Comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues in the news. In-depth, non-biased coverage of political and social issues

Literature Online (ProQuest)
Texts of over 350,000 works of literature, critical and reference resources (including 241 full text journals and key academic textbooks), poetry video clips, student guides, and links to selected Web sites

Literature Criticism Online
Short Story Criticism available here. Click on "See What is Inside" to access Short Story Criticism. Presents criticism of the world's greatest short-story writers and provides supplementary materials to guide the interested reader to a greater understanding of the authors of short fiction. The online subscription begins with SSC vol. 124 (July 2009-). Earlier volumes are available in print.

Masterplots (Salem)
More than 12,000 reference articles focusing on plot summaries, critical commentary, character profiles, literary settings and biographical profiles of world famous novels, plays, poems and works of nonfiction.

Opposing Viewpoints (Gale)
Covers social issues. Brings together viewpoint articles, contextual topic overviews, statistics, biographies, articles and links to more than 1,000 reviewed web sites

Short Story Criticism
See Literature Criticism Online.

 

Science and Technology

 

Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)
Scholarly, multidisciplinary subject coverage; over 6,300 publications, including over 5,700 full text periodicals

AccessScience
A STEM reference source with contributions from Nobel laureates and other award-winning scientists and engineers. New information is added regularly, and existing content is continually reviewed and updated. Digital content include articles, biographies, videos, definitions, images, and animations

AGRICOLA
A bibliographic database of citations to agricultural literature

Entrez
Searches major databases, including PubMed, Nucleotide and Protein Sequences, Protein structures, Genome, Taxonomy, BLAST, OMIN, PopSet, and others

Forensic Science (Salem)
A reference source of over 400 articles on the theory, techniques, and applications of the various forensic sciences

GENE
Unified query environment for genes defined by sequence and/or in NCBI's Map Viewer. Integrates gene-specific information independent of the species of origin

Genetics Home Reference
National Library of Medicine's web site for consumer information about genetic conditions and the genes responsible for those conditions

GreenFILE (EBSCO)
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 global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.

Household Products Database
Links over 6,000 consumer brands to health effects from Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) provided by the manufacturers and allows scientists and consumers to research products based on chemical ingredients

PubMed (NLM/NIH)
A service of the National Library of Medicine, including over 15 million citations from MEDLINE and additional life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950's. PubMed includes links to full text articles and other related resources

MedlinePlus
Authoritative and up to date information on over 700 diseases and conditions. Also contains information on drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials and the latest health news

National Agricultural Library Digital Repository
Colection of digitized publications in the field of agriculture. Mainly items published by the USD.

OMIM (Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man)
Database cataloging human genes and genetic disorders. Contains textual information and references

Science.gov
Provides wide public access and a unified search to the government's vast stores of scientific and technical information

ToxNet
Integrated system of free web toxicology and environmental health databases. Includes HSDB, TOXLINE, ChemIDpls, IRIS, TRI, CCRIS, GENE-TOX, and DART/ETIC

 

Social Sciences

 

Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)
Scholarly, multidisciplinary subject coverage; over 6,300 publications, including over 5,700 full text periodicals

CIA World Factbook
Provides national-level information on countries, territories, and dependencies including maps, flags and symbols, and historical and population information

Criminal Justice Periodicals (ProQuest)
Database of 250 U.S. and international criminal justice periodicals, with over 100 titles available in full text.

CQ Researcher (Congressional Quarterly)
Comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues in the news. In-depth, non-biased coverage of political and social issues

Encyclopedia of American Law (Gale)
Covers notable cases, major statutes, legal concepts, documents, and important persons in the field of law.

Encyclopedia of Victimology and Crime Prevention (Gale)
Presents information about the risks of being victimized by criminals, techniques used to prevent criminal acts, and ways to meet the needs of people who have been victimized.

Forensic Science (Salem)
A reference source of over 400 articles on the theory, techniques, and applications of the various forensic sciences

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center (Gale)
Covers social issues. Brings together viewpoint articles, contextual topic overviews, statistics, biographies, articles and links to more than 1,000 reviewed web sites

Psychology Journals (ProQuest)
Citations, abstracts, and full text articles from over 650 journals, plus full text of 4,000 dissertations, covering a wide range of topics in psychology

Country Studies
Presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world