eBooks and Databases

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General / Multidisciplinary Academic Database

Academic Search Premier

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This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed 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.

ProQuest Research Library

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From business and political science to literature and psychology, this database provides one-stop access to a wide range of popular academic subjects. The database includes more than 5,060 titles and over 3,600 in full text from 1971 forward. It features a highly-respected, diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers.

JSTOR

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JSTOR (Scholarly Journal Archive) is an online archive of core scholarly journals in a wide variety of disciplines. It provides full text articles in back issues of journals from the earliest issues to within a few years of current publication. Users may browse by journal title or discipline, or may search the full-text or citations/abstracts. New issues of existing titles and new titles are added on an ongoing basis. Please note that the current volume of a journal is NOT available on JSTOR; the latest volume available on JSTOR is usually 3-5 years old.

Arts & Entertainment

Art Museum Image Gallery

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Art Museum Image Gallery offers unparalleled access to thousands of high-quality art images and related multimedia. Drawing on the collections of distinguished museums, there are over 165,000 superior quality images with covering time periods ranging from 3000 B.C. to the present day. The collection represents art from the cultures of Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas, including Native American and Meso-American peoples

BIR Entertainment

BIR Entertainment provides information on about 450,000 music titles and 200,000 DVD/video titles, with more being added regularly. With BIR, your patrons can find music or videos featuring a favorite artist or performer, or a specific genre.

SIRS Renaissance

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The School Improvement Research Series Knowledge Source Contains three databases for academic use: SIRS Issues Researcher--topical pro/con coverage of current and enduring issues, including more than 300 Leading Issues, SIRS Government Reporter--resources by and about the U.S. government, and SIRS Renaissance—current perspectives on the arts and humanities.

Books & E-Books

eBook Academic Collection

More than 125,000 academic ebooks in a wide variety of subjects from leading university presses.

eBook Collection (NetLibrary)

Access to over 70,0000 ebooks in all subjects

Business

Business Source Elite

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This business database provides full text for over 1,000 business publications. The rich collection of titles in Business Source Elite provides 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 via EBSCOhost.

Regional Business News

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This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

Controversial Topics: Politics, Government, Social Issues

CQ Researcher

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CQ Researcher provides award winning in-depth coverage of the most important issues of the day. Our reports are written by experienced journalists, footnoted and professionally fact-checked. Full-length articles include an overview, historical background, chronology, pro/con feature, plus resources for additional research. Graphics, photos and short "sidebar" features round out the reports. Shorter "Hot Topics" articles provide a solid introduction to subjects most in demand by students.

SIRS Knowledge Source with Issue Researcher and Government Reporter

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The School Improvement Research Series Knowledge Source Contains three databases for academic use: SIRS Issues Researcher--topical pro/con coverage of current and enduring issues, including more than 300 Leading Issues, SIRS Government Reporter--resources by and about the U.S. government, and SIRS Renaissance--current perspectives on the arts and humanities.

Military & Government Collection

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Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, 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 and indexing and abstracts for more than 400 titles.

RAND State Statistics

State statistics from Social Science data. Nearly 200 databases covering all 50 states. Data at national, state, and local levels. Additional detailed databases on CA, TX, and NY.

Countries, Cultures, Language

Duolingo

Duolingo is the free science-based language education platform that has organically become the most popular way to learn languages online.

English Language Learner Reference Center

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Customized content and practice tests in ELL Reference Center are designed to support English-language proficiency and comprehension in topics including literacy, researching, note-taking and academic writing. The intuitive, easy-to-use interface, as well as reference materials that are created specifically for ELL students and the educators that work with them, makes it simple for users to find the content they are looking for.

Mango Languages

Coastline is excited to announce the availability of Mango Languages, a leading language and culture learning resource, available online from anywhere, 24/7. Mango Languages enriches lives with language and culture through self-guided courses that go beyond grammar and vocabulary, introducing language learners to a whole new world.

Education

ERIC (Educational Resource Information Center)

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ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, provides access to education literature and resources. The database contains more than 1.3 million records and provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index.

Library Information Science & Technology Abstracts

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Library, 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.

MAS Ultra - School Edition

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This database contains full text for nearly 500 popular, high school level 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 full text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.

MasterFILE Premier

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Designed 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 full text for 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 via EBSCOhost.

Primary Search

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Primary 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 full text information dates as far back as 1990.

Professional Development Collection

Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 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.

Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, Reference

Credo Reference

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Looking for images or a definition? Want to know who's who? Need a translation, a quotation, information on the correct pronunciation of a word or a solution to a crossword puzzle? Looking for information on global holidays and festivals? Quickly find what you need with these useful tools aimed at making your research life easier.

Encyclopedia Britannica

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The premiere encyclopedia, founded in the eighteenth century, is now online and updated daily. Over 75,000 articles, 23,000 biographies, 27,000 images and maps covering math, science, history, and social studies. The Encyclopedia Britannica is for the 2nd-grader learning math, the teacher explaining the laws of gravity, and the lifelong learner trying to understand the latest political crisis.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

Oxford English Dictionary Online

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600,000 words … 3 million quotations … over 1000 years of English. The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words– past and present–from across the English-speaking world.

Oxford Reference Online

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Quickly check a fact, or find out key information about a concept, person, or term. Oxford Reference brings together over 2 million entries, many of which are illustrated, into a single cross-searchable resource. Oxford Reference provides quality, up-to-date reference content at the click of a button. Made up of two main collections, both fully integrated and cross-searchable, Oxford Reference couples Oxford's trusted A-Z reference material with an intuitive design to deliver a discoverable, up-to-date, and expanding reference resource.

Health, Nursing, Medicine

AHFS 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 National Consumer Education Materials Contest. This content is updated monthly.

Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete is a comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support patients' information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. Consumer Health Complete provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. In addition, Consumer Health Complete includes the Clinical 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.

Health Source - Consumer Edition

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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 provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines.

Health Source - Nursing / Academic Edition

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This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition also features the AHFS Consumer Medication Information, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.

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 5,400 current biomedical journals.

History

America: History and Life with full text

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America: History & Life with Full Text is the definitive database of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. With selective selective indexing for 1,700 journals from 1955 to present, this database is without question the most 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.

European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750

This new bibliographic database is a valuable index for libraries, scholars and individuals interested in European works that relate to the Americas. EBSCO Publishing, in cooperation with the John Carter Brown Library, has created this resource from "European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed In Europe Relating to The Americas, 1493-1750," the authoritative bibliography that is well-known and respected by scholars worldwide. The database contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750.

History Reference Center

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History Reference Center offers full text from more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover to cover full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals, nearly 57,000 historical documents, more than 78,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 113,000 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.

Literature & Literary Criticism

Book Index with Reviews (BIR)

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 that you trust: Library Journal, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Booklist and others.

Media and Video Resources

Art Museum Image Gallery

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Art Museum Image Gallery offers unparalleled access to thousands of high-quality art images and related multimedia. Drawing on the collections of distinguished museums, there are over 165,000 superior quality images with covering time periods ranging from 3000 B.C. to the present day. The collection represents art from the cultures of Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas, including Native American and Meso-American peoples

BIR Entertainment

BIR Entertainment provides information on about 450,000 music titles and 200,000 DVD/video titles, with more being added regularly. With BIR, your patrons can find music or videos featuring a favorite artist or performer, or a specific genre.

Intelecom

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The INTELECOM Online Resources Network® represents a best-in-class electronic resource for enhancing teaching and learning with professionally-produced academic and career video.

Newspapers & News

National Newspapers Core

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Full text online access to the following national newspapers: The New York Times, including The New York Times Book Review, and The New York Times Magazine; Wall Street Journal and Wall Street Journal Online; Washington Post; Los Angeles Times; The Christian Science Monitor.

Newspaper Source Plus

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Newspaper 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.

Newswires

EBSCO's Newswires provides near real-time access to top world-wide news from Associated Press, United Press International, PR Newswire, Xinhua, CNN Wire, and Business Wire on a continuous basis. This content is monitored by EBSCO and relevant results are provided when users enter searches in EBSCOhost. This collection includes AP Financial News, AP Top News, AP WorldStream, AP U.S. Politics & Government, AP 50 State Reports, UPI Security Industry, UPI Emerging Threats, UPI Business, UPI Entertainment, UPI Sports, UPI Top News, Arabia 2000, and more. End users can immediately access the full text of the web content, by following the link in the record. The index to the full text content in EBSCO Newswires is held for a rolling 30-day archive by EBSCO, so users can enjoy the previous 30 days of news relating to their search interests.

Web News

EBSCO's Web News provides near real-time access to thousands of top news feeds from around the globe. This collection includes over 14,000 feeds covering a range of business and general news topics. End users can immediately access the full text of the web content, by following the link in the record.

Psychology

PsycARTICLES

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Delve into the science of psychology and behavior with PsycARTICLES, the database of full-text peer-reviewed articles published by the American Psychological Association and affiliated journals.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection

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Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection is a comprehensive database covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods. This is the world's largest full text psychology database offering full text coverage for nearly 400 journals.

Religion & Philosophy

Religion and Philosophy Collection

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Religion & Philosophy Collection™ 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. With more more than 300 full text journals, the Religion & Philosophy Collection is an essential tool for researchers and students of theology and philosophical studies.

Science & Environment

Access Science

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AccessScience is an authoritative and dynamic online resource that contains incisively written, high-quality reference material that covers all major scientific disciplines. An award-winning gateway to scientific knowledge, it offers links to primary research material, videos and exclusive animations, plus specially designed curriculum maps for teachers.

GreenFILE

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GreenFILE 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.

Science Reference Center

Science Reference Center is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content. This database contains full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.

Technical & Career Education

Auto Repair Reference Center

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Want to fix or diagnose your car? The Auto Repair Reference Center contains do-it-yourself repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles -- more than 37,000 vehicles from 1954 to the present, with millions of videos, diagrams, drawings and step-by-step photographs. New repair procedures, TSBs and updates are added to the product on a regular basis. All of the content has been created by ASE certified technicians.

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