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*Academic Onefile*Academic Search Premier *LexisNexis AcademicMaster File Premier

* New York Times   *Newspaper Source Plus

* San Jose Mercury News



Business and Company ASAP

Business Economics & Theory Collection

*Business Source Elite

Communications & Mass Media

Computer Database

Insurance & Liability

Regional Business News

Small Business


*Issues & Controversies

*OpposingViewpoints in Context


*African American Experience


Diversity Studies

 Gender Studies Collection

*Latino American Experience


*Gale Virtual Reference Library  Infobase eBooks

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MAS Ultra

 Primary Search




*Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia

*General Reference Gold



*Global Issues in Context


Consumer Health Complete (advanced search screen)

*Consumer Health Complete (topic browse screen)

*Health Reference Center Academic

*Health Source – Consumer Edition

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition


*Medline Plus

      Nursing & Allied Health

      Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine


*African American Experience

*America: History and Life

European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750

*Latino American Experience

Pop Culture


World History


*Criminal Justice


*LexisNexis Academic

Military & Government Collection

Military and Intelligence

War & Terrorism


BIR Entertainment (media reviews)

Book Index with Reviews

*Fine Arts & Music

*Literature Resource Center Pop Culture


Educators 200


 Information Science & Library Issues

 Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts

 Professional Development Collection


Psychology Collection

*Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection

*Religion and Philosophy Collection

Religion & Philosophy


Agriculture Collection

Computer Database

Environmental Studies & Policy

Gardening, Landscape & Horticulture

*General Science


*GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources)

*Science in Context


Auto Repair Reference Center

Home Improvement

Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure

*Vocations and Careers

Databases By Title


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*Academic OneFileAcademic OneFile is the premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects, Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text with no restrictions, researchers are able to find accurate information quickly. It includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995. Updated daily.

*Academic Search PremierThis multi-disciplinary database provides full-text articles for more than 4,600 journals, including 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. PDF back files to 1975 or further are available for over one hundred journals, and cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.

*African American Experience This full-text database covers a multitude of topics related to the African American experience. It includes primary documents, essays, timelines, and images. Articles can be downloaded and emailed; citations are provided.

Agriculture CollectionProvides broad coverage of agriculture and related fields from nearly 200 titles; researchers will have access to current and authoritative content that spans the industry-- from practical aspects of farming to cutting edge scientific research.

*America: History and LifeAmerica: History & Life with Full Text covers the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. With selective indexing for 1,700 journals from 1955 to present, this database is an important bibliographic reference tool for students and scholars of U.S. and Canadian history. America: History & Life with Full Text also provides full-text coverage of more than 200 journals and nearly 100 books.

Auto Repair Reference CenterThis useful database contains repair and maintenance information for many domestic and imported vehicles. Repair procedures, TSBs and updates are added on a regular basis. All of the content in ARRC has been created by ASE certified technicians.

*Biography in ContextThis outstanding resource contains nearly a million biographical entries spanning history and geography. It includes: 600,000 biographies covering more than 525,000 individuals; 50,000 new or updated bios added annually in addition to daily updates covering awards and events.


BIR EntertainmentBIR Entertainment provides information on approximately 450,000 music titles and 200,000 DVD/video titles, with more being added regularly. With BIR, you can find music or videos featuring a favorite artist or performer, or a specific genre. Book Index with Reviews
Book Index with Reviews™ (BIR) is a comprehensive database that provides information on over 5 million book titles, in a wide range of formats. BIR also contains almost 800,000 full-text searchable book reviews from the sources such as: Library Journal, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Booklist and others.

Business and Company ASAPThis database provides researchers with information on companies, markets and industries - from market trends, mergers and acquisitions to current management theory and company overviews. It accesses business and trade journals, newspapers and company directory profiles with full text and images.


Business Economics & Theory CollectionThis collection provides academic journals and magazines focusing on topics in economics. Perfect for business classes, users will find more than 150 full-text journals to support their research.

     *Business Source Elite This business database provides full-text articles for over 1,000 business publications, including information dating back to 1985. More than 10,100 substantial company profiles from Datamonitor are also included.This database is updated on a daily basis.

Communications & Mass MediaThis collection provides current and accurate information from more than 100 journals focused on all aspects of the communications field. Key subjects covered include: advertising and public relations, literature and writing, linguistics, and many more.


Computer Database
Use this database to find computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications and the application of technology.


Consumer Health Complete (advanced search screen)This is a comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health topics. Designed to support patients' information needs, it covers many areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. In addition, it includes theClinical Reference System and the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which provides access to up-to-date, concise and clinically relevant drug monographs. The database is updated on a weekly basis.


*Consumer Health Complete(topic browse screen)

Designed for students who prefer a visual search interface.

*CountryWatchCountryWatch is a useful resource for any public or private sector organization with overseas operations and global interests. Includes the Country Reviews™, an up-to-date series of publications for each country including demographic, political, economic, business, cultural, and environmental information; the Country Wire™, which provides daily news coverage for every country in the world and a significant news archive made up of the compendium of regional news carriers; and the CountryWatch Forecast™, a five-year macroeconomic forecast for each country.


*Criminal Justice Whether studying to become a lawyer, law enforcement officer, paralegal, or for a career in Homeland Security, this collection provides access to full-text articles from 150 journals.


Diversity Studies
A must-have for social science, history and liberal arts coursework, this collection explores cultural differences, contributions and influences in our global community. This set includes more than 150 journals.Educators 200Provides resources for teachers and aspiring educators, covering multiple levels of education - from preschool to college.


Environmental Studies & PolicyA collection of over 800 journals and 6 subject-specific reference titles, this database provides robust coverage of environmental issues and policies, including diverse perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policy makers, as well as corporate interests.

ERICERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, provides access to education literature and resources; it contains more than 1.3 million records and links to more than 323,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966.

European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750This database is a valuable index for libraries, scholars and individuals interested in European works that relate to the Americas. It contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750 based on holdings of the John Carter Brown Library.

*Fine Arts & MusicWith more than 100 full-text magazines and journals, this collection provides resources to support research in areas such as drama, music, art history, and filmmaking

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

*Gale Virtual Reference LibraryExcellent for research on many subjects, Gale Virtual Reference Library provides resources on social issues, literature, medicine, health, science, and the environment from specialized reference sources and single-topic books.

Gardening, Landscape & HorticultureFarmers, landscape architects, and biotechnologists alike will find something useful in this collection of nearly 50 journals focused specifically on key issues in gardening, landscaping, and other areas of horticulture. A fertile and growing collection, this database includes content relating to both the practical aspects as well as the scientific theory of horticulture studies.

Gender Studies CollectionThis collection of journals aims to provide balanced coverage on such topics as gender roles, family and marital issues, health aspects, and much more. It contains more than 207,850 articles updated daily. All articles have been published between1980 and 2012.

*General Reference GoldThis general interest database integrates a variety of sources - newspapers, reference books, magazines, and trade publications. Find articles on current events, popular culture, business and industry trends, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more.

*General ScienceA collection of over 1,000 peer-reviewed journals, providing researchers with the information needed to stay current on the latest scientific developments.

*Global Issues in ContextFind a wealth of resources here on global issues, conflicts, and events. A wide variety of subject areas are included, such as sociology, current events, civics, politics, science, economics, cultural/religious issues, women’s studies, human rights, and much more.

*GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources)GREENR is an online resource that offers authoritative content on the development of emerging green technologies and discusses issues on the environment, sustainability and more. GREENR is interactive and current, allowing users to navigate issue, organization, and country portals.

GreenFileGreenFILE 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. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.

*Health Reference Center AcademicMulti-source database provides access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus a wide variety of personal health information sources.

*Health Source –Consumer EditionThis 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 provides access to nearly 80 full-text, consumer health magazines.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic EditionThis database provides nearly 550 scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. It also features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide,which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.

Home ImprovementThis collection of nearly 100 home improvement resources provides hobbyists and professional carpenters with information relevant to their projects. Coverage includes such topics as architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and many more.


*Infobase eBook Collection
Search and view full-text books on a variety of topics.

      *Information Science & Library IssuesThis collection, comprised of content from more than 100 leading industry journals, provides current and accurate information for information professionals and other knowledge workers. The research specialist to the information architect will find appropriate and useful information in their areas of expertise, including such topics as information infrastructure, data processing techniques, metadata architectures, and more.

Insurance & LiabilityProtection of assets is a concern for all - from the individual property owner to the multinational corporation. This collection of journals takes a broad view of this multimillion dollar industry, covering such topics as labor relations, mortgage banking, legal issues, and more.

*Issues & ControversiesThis database analyzes and explains hundreds of controversial topics. It combines authoritative factual analysis with clear explanations of opposing points of view for current and historical events. Online features include a complete backfile to 1995, weekly updating, interviews with experts, statistical overviews, maps, charts, photos, newspaper editorials, cartoons, and contact information.

*Latino American ExperienceThis full-text database covers a multitude of topics related to the Latino American experience. It includes primary documents, essays, timelines, and images. 

      *LegalTracStudents, law school faculty and legal researchers will all find the legal publications they need in LegalTrac® Drawing on a wide variety of the most highly regarded legal publications, this database provides indexing for more than 1,400 titles including major law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals and international legal journals. Each title is selected on the basis of criteria provided by a special advisory committee of the American Association of Law Libraries. It also contains law-related articles from over 1,000 additional business and general interest titles.

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

*Literature ResourceCenterProvides up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods, and from around the world.

MAS UltraDesigned specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for nearly 500 popular magazines. MAS Ultra – School Edition also provides more than 360 full-text reference books, 85,670 biographies, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and expanded back files (to 1975) for key magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).

MasterFile PremierDesigned specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with full-text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also contains articles from nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags. This database is updated daily.

MEDLINEMEDLINE provides authoritative 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.

Medline PlusMedline Plus is a website produced by the National Library of Medicine that provides reliable, up-to-date health information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in non-technical language. It includes articles about medical treatments, information on drugs and supplements, clinical trials and current research, definition of medical terms, instructional videos, illustrations, and much more.

Military & Government CollectionDesigned to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, this database provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals and indexing and abstracts for more than400 titles.

Military and IntelligenceComposed of content from over 400 journals, this database covers all aspects of the past and current state of military affairs. Key subjects include: socioeconomic effects of war, governmental policies, the structure of armed forces, and many more.

*Newspaper Source PlusNewspaper Source Plus includes more than 860 full-text newspapers, providing more than 35 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 857,000 television and radio news transcripts.

Nursing & Allied HealthAll aspects of the nursing profession -- from direct patient care to health care administration -- are covered in this database. Including nearly 400 titles, this collection's current and authoritative content will be of use to both professionals already working in the field, as well as students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum.

*Opposing Viewpoints in ContextThis database features: viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.

Physical Therapy & Sports MedicineBoth researcher and practitioner alike will find relevant, authoritative content in this collection, which includes over 100 titles covering the fields of physical therapy and sports medicine. Researchers will have access to topics in the field, such as treatment techniques, experimental research theses, and much more.

Pop CultureResearchers in social sciences, history, or the liberal arts will find useful information here. This collection contains more than 100 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals.

Primary SearchPrimary Search provides full text for more than 70 popular, magazines for elementary school research. All full-text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator( Lexiles), and go back as far as 1990.

Professional Development CollectionDesigned for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. The database also contains more than 200 educational reports.

Psychology CollectionThis database provides access to 200 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals. It covers the study of the mind – its function, development, and disorders. 

*Psychology and Behavioral Sciences CollectionThis is comprehensive database of 400 full-text journals covers topics such as emotions and behavior, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods.

Regional Business NewsThis database provides comprehensive full-text coverage fo rregional business publications. It incorporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

*Religion and Philosophy CollectionWith more than 300 full-text journals, this database is an essential tool for researchers and students of theology and philosophical studies. It 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 & PhilosophyUsers of this collection can research different religions, philosophies and how theyi mpact our daily lives.

*Science in ContextExplore today's most significant science topics by accessing this database’s full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audiofiles, and links to vetted websites - all organized in a user-friendly portal experience.


*Small BusinessPerfect for business students and entrepreneurs, this database provides insights, tips, strategies and success stories. Users will find hundreds of full-text articles in subject-appropriate periodicals.


U.S. HistoryThis collection provides well-rounded coverage of events past and present of the United States. This compilation of journals provides resources useful both to the novice historian as well as to the advanced academic researcher.

*Vocations, Careers & Technical EducationOffering content from nearly 400 journals, this collection provides content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals. 

War & TerrorismA definitive periodical collection of hand selected titles for analysts, risk management professionals, and students of military science, history, social science.

World HistoryThis collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the current thinking and events in World History, as well as scholarly work being established in the field. This compilation of journals provides robust and balanced coverage, useful both to the novice historian as well as to the advanced academic researcher.

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