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    Databases added in 2014:

    Accessible Archives
    Developed by dedicated instructors and students of American history, these databases contain the rich, comprehensive material found in leading historic periodicals and books. Eyewitness accounts of historical events, vivid descriptions of daily life, editorial observations, commerce as seen through advertisements, and genealogical records are available in a user-friendly online environment. [added October 2014]

    JoVE Basic Methods in Cellular and Molecular Biology
    This Science Education video collection demonstrates how to execute basic techniques commonly used in cellular and molecular biology. To enhance your understanding of the methods each video is paired with additional video resources to show practical applications of the techniques and other complementary skills. [added October 2014]

    JoVE Biology
    The Biology video collection contains over 1400 videos applicable to many disciplines. [added October 2014]

    JoVE General Laboratory Techniques
    This premier collection exhibits how to use standard pieces of laboratory equipment essential in many experiments, as well as how to perform basic laboratory functions. Each video is paired with additional video resources for you to view practical applications of the technique and other complementary skills. [added October 2014]

    Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database
    This comprehensive database covers a wide range of medical, nursing, and health science specialties and includes a unique suite of information that’s been analyzed, appraised, and prepared by expert reviewers at JBI so you can integrate the world’s best evidence into your practice. [added August 2014]

    Educational Administration Abstracts
    This research database includes bibliographic records covering areas related to educational administration, including educational leadership, educational management, educational research and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. [added July 2014]

    Family Studies Abstracts
    This database includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to family studies, including marriage, divorce, family therapy and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. [added July 2014]

    Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations
    The Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations Union Catalog serves as a repository of rich graduate educational material contributed by a number of member institutions worldwide. [added July 2014]

    Race Relations Abstracts
    This resource provides a sole focus on content relating specifically to the relationship between races. It is a rich source of bibliographic records covering fundamental areas relevant to race relations. Specific areas covered include ethnic studies, discrimination, immigration studies, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline, as listed. [added July 2014]

    Open Access Theses and Dissertations
    Open Access Theses and Dissertations is a resource for finding open access graduate theses and dissertations published around the world. Metadata comes from over 1000 colleges, universities, and research institutions. OATD currently indexes 2,138,925 theses and dissertations. [added June 2014]

    PhilPapers: Online Research in Philosophy
    PhilPapers is a comprehensive index and bibliography of philosophy maintained by the community of philosophers. Using advanced trawling techniques and large scale crowdsourcing, PhilPapers monitors all sources of research content in philosophy, including journals, books, open access archives, and personal pages maintained by academics. It also hosts the largest open access archive in philosophy. [added May 2014]

    Kanopy Videostreaming
    An online video collection covering topics such as the arts, health, science and education. Includes educational documentaries, films and interviews plus a range of short video series. [added January 2014]

    Library and Information Science Commons
    Free, full-text scholarly articles from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide. Curated by university librarians and their supporting institutions, the Network includes a growing collection of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work. [added January 2014]

    Databases added in 2013:

    American Indian Histories and Cultures
    Explore manuscripts, artwork and rare printed books dating from the earliest contact with European settlers right up to photographs and newspapers from the mid-twentieth century. Browse through a wide range of rare and original documents from treaties, speeches and diaries, to historic maps and travel journals. [added November 2013]

    American West
    A unique resource which allows scholars to explore a mixture of original manuscripts, maps, ephemeral material and rare printed sources. [added November 2013]

    AHFS Consumer Medication
    Published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. 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. [added September 2013]

    Business Abstracts with Full Text (H.W. Wilson)
    Offers a multitude of business magazines and scholarly journals. Contains the full text of articles from more than 510 key publications dating back to 1995, and provides access to product evaluations, interviews, biographical sketches, corporate profiles, obituaries, surveys, statistical rankings, book reviews and reports from associations, societies, trade shows, conferences and more. [added September 2013]

    Essay and General Literature Index (H.W. Wilson)
    Cites records contained in collections of essays and miscellaneous works published in the United States, Great Britain, and Canada. More than 320 single and multi-authored volumes are indexed annually with more than 20 selected annuals and serial publications. [added September 2013]

    GreenFILE
    A collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records. [added September 2013]

    Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center
    Includes full text for more than 500 magazines and books, as well as access to 333 videos and 144 hobby reports. Offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby-enthusiast. [added September 2013]

    Home Improvement Reference Center
    Thousands of repairs available in the areas of outdoor projects, electrical projects, remodeling projects, plumbing projects, wood projects, decorating projects and maintenance. In addition to the repair information, other magazines and reference books focusing on home improvement will be included in the database. The intent of this new product is to provide full text articles that show instructions, tips, and suggestions for a variety of home improvement projects. [added September 2013]

    Humanities Full Text Online
    Provides coverage of feature articles, interviews, bibliographies, obituaries, and original works of fiction, drama, poetry and book reviews, as well as reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, radio and television programs, plays, operas, and more. [added September 2013]

    Literary Reference Center
    Contains full text for more than 35,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, nearly 100,000 articles/essays of literary criticisms, more than 253,000 author biographies (including more than 22,000 in-depth bios), more than 460 literary journals, more than 693,000 book reviews, nearly 78,000 classic and contemporary poems, more than 19,600 classic and contemporary short stories, more than 6,500 author interviews, more than 8,200 classic texts and much more. [added September 2013]

    Play Index (H.W. Wilson)
    Covers a wide range of plays written in or translated into English, including mysteries, pageants, plays in verse, puppet performances, radio and television plays, and classic drama. [added September 2013]

    Salud en Espanol
    Provides evidence-based comprehensive reports and data sheets related to all aspects of health and wellbeing. Topic-specific reports covering all aspects of health, giving important general information regarding diseases, conditions and procedures of various treatments. [added September 2013]

    Small Engine Repair Reference Center
    Content contained in the database is derived from the full set of small engine repair manuals from Clymer. Manuals will cover larger engines from motorcycles, ATVs, Marine/Boat motors, Personal Watercraft engines and snowmobiles, as well as smaller engines, like lawn mowers, tractors, snow blowers, tillers, generators and more. [added September 2013]

    Teacher Reference Center
    Provides indexing and abstracts for 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators. [added September 2013]

    Book Review Digest Plus (H.W. Wilson)
    A tool that brings together book reviews on a wide range of topics, from a variety of sources. Unlike reviews on book-sale sites and the open Internet, many of the reviews are serious, academic works. [added September 2013]

    Serials Directory
    Contains nearly 250,000 U.S. and international titles, including newspapers; data from more than 108,000 publishers worldwide, including e-mail and Internet addresses; and Library of Congress and Dewey Decimal Classifications for every entry. [added September 2013]

    Handbook of Texas Online
    Offers a full-text searchable version of the complete text of the six-volume print edition, all corrections incorporated in the second printing, and approximately 400 articles not included in the print edition due to space limitations. [added September 2013]

    Chicago Tribune
    Keeps readers informed of the latest news from the Chicago area, the nation and the world every day. The Tribune has a reputation for investigative and public service journalism earning 24 Pulitzer Prizes since 1932. [added September 2013]

    Houston Chronicle
    Each issue is indexed thoroughly, so they have access to not only top news stories but also the information contained on the various sections of the paper. The indexing covers not only complete bibliographic information but also companies, people, products, etc. [added September 2013]

    New York Times
    Considered the official U.S. newspaper because it publishes the complete text of important documents, speeches, and presidential press conferences. The paper's reporters have won scores of Pulitzer Prizes throughout the publication's 150-year history. [added September 2013]

    New York Times Archive (1851-2009)
    This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. [added September 2013]

    Wall Street Journal (1984-current)
    Comprehensive coverage back to 1984 is available from the world's leading financial newspaper through the ProQuest database. [added September 2013]

    Washington Post (1987-current)
    Comprehensive coverage back to 1987 is available for one of America's most respected newspapers through the ProQuest database. Thousands of articles are available in the ASCII format. [added September 2013]

    Small Business Reference Center
    Includes a wide variety of information on small business and entrepreneurial subject areas, common business types, a help and advice section, and provides information on how to create business plans that lead to successful funding. [added September 2013]

    Association of Research Libraries 2012 Salary Statistics
    A series of annual surveys that describe collections, expenditures, staffing, and service activities [added July 2013]

    OnTheBoards.tv
    High-quality films of full-length performances by some of today’s most provocative artists working in dance, theater, music and other forms that defy categorization. [added May 2013]

    Education Source
    An extensive collection of full text journals, books, and conference papers spanning all levels of education from early childhood to higher education. Specific coverage includes subjects such as adult education, continuing education, distance learning, government funding, multicultural/ethnic education, social issues, student counseling, and vocational education. [added April 2013]

    Library & Information Science Source
    Includes full text for journals, monographs, research reports, and proceedings related to the field of library science. Specific coverage includes subjects such as automation, care and restoration of books, circulation procedures, government aid, internet software, library equipment and supplies, and rare books. [added April 2013]

    Databases added in 2012:

    Job & Career Accelerator
    The first fully integrated online career and job search platform. It is designed to guide any job seeker through the most effective career selection and job search possible. From creating powerful resumes to assessing career alternatives, job seekers have everything they need in one easy-to-use application. [added September 2012]

    Learning Express Library
    A unique, interactive online learning platform that provides patrons with the most comprehensive selection of career-oriented and academic resources available to help with job preparation, career advancement, career changes, and re-entry into the workforce. Access more than 800 online practice tests, including GED, SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, and MCAT. [added September 2012]

    Issues & Controversies
    Helps researchers understand the crucial issues we face today, exploring more than 800 hot topics in business, politics, government, education, and popular culture. Updated weekly, with links to a back-file, Issues & Controversies offers in-depth articles made to inspire thought-provoking debates. This database is great for research papers and debate prep. [added August 2012]

    Magill's Literary Annuals
    Magill's Literary Annual critically evaluates 200 major works - fiction, poetry and nonfiction - published every year. The text of each essay-review analyzes and presents the focus, intent, and relative success of the author, as well as the makeup and point of view of the work. Volumes 1977-present are available. [added July 2012]

    ACLS Humanities E-Book
    This electronic resource includes cross-searchable books in the humanities. Subject areas include archaeology, art & architectural history, performance studies (theater, music, dance, performance), film & media studies, folklore, religion, musicology, political science, literary criticism, sociology, bibliographical studies, history of the book, and biblical studies. [added June 2012]

    Nursing Digital Library
    This searchable digital library is a compilation of individual titles produced for use in nursing education. All titles are indexed and divided into short segments for easy access. [added June 2012]

    Short Story Index Retrospective
    Essential for readers, educators, librarians, parents, and more, this one-of-a-kind resource brings your library valuable data you will find in few other reference sources. Offer your patrons fast and flexible access to the full content of the acclaimed Short Story Index back to its beginning in 1915, as well as links to the full text of thousands of stories online. [added June 2012]

    Health and Society in Video
    Health and Society in Video defines and explores today's latest medical progress in health and wellness issues and their impact on society with hundreds of premium documentaries, profiles, reports, and interviews. [added June 2012]

    BIR Entertainment
    This database provides information on music titles and DVD/video titles with more being added regularly. With BIR Entertainment, you can search for music or videos featuring a favorite artist or performer, or specific genre. [added May 2012]

    Rehabilitation Reference Center
    A clinical reference tool designed for use by rehabilitation clinicians, physical therapists, and occupational therapists at the point of care. It provides valid and relevant information intuitively and conveniently, using the best available evidence to help support clinical decisions. [added May 2012]

    OECD Health Statistics 
    OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) Health Statistics is OECD’s Online Library for books, papers and statistics, and the gateway to OECD’s analysis and data. [added April 2012]

    Ergonomics Abstracts
    Ergonomics Abstracts provides indexing for eBooks, journal articles and reference works in a variety of fields including psychology, physiology, biomechanics, job design, human-computer interaction, safety science, human engineering, medicine, occupational health, sport and transport. [added April 2012]

    19th Century Masterfile
    The first stop for researching pre-1930 scholarly materials, NCM aggregates all kinds of indexes to books, periodicals, newspapers, government documents and patents into a single resource. [added April 2012]

    Plunkett Research Online
    Plunkett Research is the leading provider of industry sector analysis and research, industry trends and industry statistics. Plunkett provides competitive intelligence, market research, vertical industry marketing data, and industry trends analysis. It covers such vital industry sectors as health care, financial services, retailing, entertainment, energy and information technology. [added April 2012]

    Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies
    A collection of peer reviewed case studies focusing on business decision making and management development throughout key global emerging markets. Cases are written primarily by case-writers working in developing economies, offering local perspectives with global appeal. [added February 2012]

    The Vogue Archive
    The Vogue Archive Archive contains the entire run of Vogue magazine (US edition), from the first issue in 1892 to the current month, reproduced in high-resolution color page images. Every page, advertisement, cover and fold-out has been included, with rich indexing enabling you to find images by garment type, designer and brand names. The Vogue Archive preserves the work of the world's greatest fashion designers, stylists and photographers and is a unique record of American and international fashion, culture and society from the dawn of the modern era to the present day. [added January 2012]

    Databases added in 2011:

    Credo Reference
    Credo Reference is a vast, online reference library, providing access to the full text of hundreds of highly regarded titles. [added December 2011]

    Women and Social Movements, International - 1840 to present
    Women and Social Movements, International is a landmark collection of primary materials. Through the writings of women activists, their personal letters and diaries, and the proceedings of conferences at which pivotal decisions were made, this collection lets you see how women’s social movements shaped much of the events and attitudes that have defined modern life. [added December 2011]

    TeachingBooks.net
    TeachingBooks.net is an easy-to-use website that adds a multimedia dimension to the reading experiences of children's and young adult books. The online database is developed and maintained to include thousands of resources about books used in the K-12 environment. [added December 2011]

    eStatement Studies
    eStatement Studies is the online version of Annual Statement Studies, and it is the only source of composite performance metrics derived directly from the financial statements of financial institutions' borrowers and prospects. These financial statements come directly to RMA from member institutions, which get their data straight from their customers. [added December 2011]

    Oxford Medicine Online (select titles)
    Oxford Medicine Online is a collection of online medical resources which cover every stage in a medical career, from resources for medical students and junior doctors, to those for nurses, senior doctors and consultants. [added December 2011]

    American History in Video
    American History in Video provides the largest and richest collection of video available online for the study of American history. The collection allows students and researchers to analyze historical events, and their presentation over time, through commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries. [added November 2011]

    Area Studies Video Online
    Area Studies Video Online covers Middle Eastern studies, Latin American, African, Eastern European, Asian, and other global communities. The collection includes films focused on cultural, political, and socioeconomic issues and provides an interdisciplinary resource for every region of the world. [added November 2011]

    Art and Architecture in Video Online
    Art and Architecture Video Online will grow to be the largest streaming video resource of its kind. The collection includes biographies, profiles of contemporary artists and architects, interviews, surveys of art history, aesthetics, theory, and criticism. [added November 2011]

    Business and Economics Video Online
    Business and Economics Video Online focuses on the study, analysis, and application of commerce in all of its dimensions. Included are case studies, documentaries, interviews, biographies, lectures, and instructional videos. [added November 2011]

    Counseling and Therapy in Video
    Counseling and Therapy in Video provides the largest and richest online collection of video available for the study of social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling. [added November 2011]

    Criminal Justice and Law in Video
    Criminal Justice and Law in Video contains hundreds of documentaries, investigative reports, interviews, instructional videos, and primary footage. Key themes covered in the collection include Administration of Justice, Criminological Theory, Law Adjudication, and Law Enforcement. [added November 2011]

    Ethnic Studies Video Online
    Ethnic Studies Video Online provides a collection of films documenting the struggles and triumphs of underrepresented, indigenous, and immigrant communities. Covering Native American Studies, Chicano Studies, African American Studies, and examinations of other racially marginalized communities, the films present issues of social justice, racial and socioeconomic inequalities, and the groups’ contributions to history, culture, and society. [added November 2011]

    Ethnographic Video Online
    Ethnographic Video Online provides the largest, most comprehensive resource for the study of human culture and behavior. The collection covers every region of the world and features the work of many of the most influential documentary filmmakers of the 20th century, including interviews, previously unreleased raw footage, field notes, study guides, and more. [added November 2011]

    Health and Healthcare in Video
    Health and Healthcare in Video defines and explores today’s latest medical progress in health and wellness issues-- with hundreds of premium documentaries, profiles, reports, and interviews. [added November 2011]

    Humanities Video Online
    Humanities Video Online provides a multidisciplinary collection of films with a broad range of titles in the Humanities and Social Sciences. [added November 2011]

    Opera in Video
    Opera in Video will contain five hundred hours of the most important opera performances, captured on video through staged productions, interviews, and documentaries. Selections represent the world’s best performers, conductors, and opera houses and are based on a work’s importance to the operatic canon. [added November 2011]

    Philosophy and Religious Studies in Video
    Philosophy and Religious Studies in Video delivers hundreds of films documenting philosophical and religious thought and how it shapes human behavior today. The most authoritative video collection of its kind, the database includes carefully selected documentaries, debates, personal interviews, biographies, and other primary source footage. [added November 2011]

    Politics and Current Affairs Video Online
    Politics and Current Affairs Video Online is a unique streaming video resource featuring a collection of issue-based documentaries from around the world. Covering Immigration and Border Studies, Middle East Studies, Urban Studies, Political Science, Globalization, and Human Rights, the films focus on the key issues and events of recent global history. [added November 2011]

    Psychology Video Online
    Psychology Video Online provides key films in the discipline of Psychology. The collection provides documentaries, interviews, case studies, and psychological experiments. Topics covered include addiction, group psychol­ogy, feminist psychology, family psychology, children & adolescent psychology, depres­sion, obsessive compulsive disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. [added November 2011]

    Science Video Online
    Science Video Online delivers a comprehensive streaming video resource for the study of Scientific disciplines. The collection of films will cover Environmental Studies, Natural History, and the Physical and Biological Sciences-- including coverage of Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Geology, Oceanography, Ecology, Astronomy, and Geography. [added November 2011]

    Women's and Gender Studies Video Online
    Women's and Gender Studies Video Online provides films covering the study of gender, feminism, women’s history, media studies, and politics. The collection addresses issues of social justice, gender/sexual identity, gay and lesbian studies, and provides insight into the contributions of women to history, culture, and society. [added November 2011]

    World History in Video
    World History in Video is a wide-ranging collection of critically acclaimed documentaries that allow students and researchers to explore human history from the earliest civilizations to the late twentieth century. The video content offered here is truly global in scope, covering Africa and the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Oceania. [added November 2011]

    World Languages and Literature in Video
    World Languages and Literature in Video provides a growing collection of documentary films and adaptations covering the leading figures in world literature. Selections cover studies of languages, cultures, and literary traditions— including French, Spanish, German, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, and Latin America. [added November 2011]

    Salem Literature
    Salem Literature is an online database that includes the complete content of printed reference sets. The reference set, Magill's Literary Annual, may be searched and accessed in this database. Coverage includes 1977-2011 and the Cumulative Author Index and Title Index. [added October 2011]

    Nursing Education in Video
    Nursing Education in Video is a unique online collection of videos created specifically for the education and training of nurses, nursing assistants, and other healthcare workers. [added August 2011]

    Natural Standard
    Natural Standard was founded by healthcare providers and researchers to provide high-quality, evidence-based information about complementary and alternative therapies. Grades reflect the level of available scientific data for or against the use of each therapy for a specific medical condition. [added April 2011]

    Education in Video
    Education in Video is the first online collection of streaming video developed specifically for training and developing teachers. The collection contains teaching demonstrations, lectures, documentaries, and primary-source footage of students and teachers in actual classrooms. [added April 2011]

    Contemporary World Music
    Contemporary World Music delivers the sounds of all regions from every continent. The database contains important genres such as reggae, worldbeat, neo-traditional, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing and jazz, and other genres such as traditional music - Indian classical, fado, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, gagaku, and more. [added April 2011]

    Salem Health
    Salem Health is an online database that includes the complete content of printed reference sets. The reference set, Salem Health: Genetics & Inherited Diseases, may be searched and accessed in this database.  [added February 2011]

    Databases added in 2010:

    Women's Wear Daily (WWD) Online
    WWD is the fashion industry's daily news source covering business issues, fashion trends, retailing developments, international ready-to-wear, couture presentations, and market overviews. Access is available from 1994 to present. The maximum number of users for this database is two. [added October 2010]

    European Views of the Amercias: 1493-1750
    A comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. It covers the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of native American peoples. [added October 2010]

    Breast Cancer Searchable Information Center
    Features a range of authoritative fact sheets, posters, and other materials from government agencies such as the National Cancer Institute, National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, United States Food and Drug Administration, Office of Women's Health, and other authoritative sources. [added October 2010]

    INSIGHT & Digitalfire Reference Database
    INSIGHT & Digitalfire Reference Database contains a calculation tool that can be used to learn and harness the power of ceramic chemistry and a materials-centric knowledgebase with information on formulating, adjusting, and troubleshooting traditional ceramic bodies and glazes. [added September 2010]

    Berg Fashion Library
    The Berg Fashion Library is a unique online portal which offers fully cross-searchable access to an expanding range of Berg content collections – including the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion online, e-books, reference works, images, and much more. [added August 2010]

    Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism
    The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism is an indispensable resource for scholars and students of literary theory and discourse. Compiled by specialists from around the world, the guide presents a comprehensive historical survey of the field's most important figures, schools, and movements and is updated annually. [added June 2010]

    EThOS: Electronic Theses Online Service
    EThOS makes UK theses (e and paper based) available via a 'one-stop-shop' by harvesting e-theses from institutional repositories and digitizing paper theses on-demand from researchers. The British Library, in collaboration with many UK universities and other associations, aims to provide theses produced by the UK higher education system on an open access model to all researchers and others requiring information. [added June 2010]

    Cabell’s Directories of Publishing Opportunities (School of Management)
    Directories of publishing opportunities in accounting, economics, finance, management and marketing. Each journal entry includes submission guidelines, review and contact information. [added April 2010]

    Salem History
    Salem History is an online database that includes the complete content of printed reference sets. The reference sets, Milestone Documents in American History, Milestone Documents of American LeadersMilestone Documents in African American History, Fifties in America, Sixties in America, Seventies in America, Eighties in America, and Nineties in America, may be searched and accessed in this database. Milestone Documents in American History, Milestone Documents in African American History and Milestone Documents of American Leaders combine primary source documents with expert analysis and commentary. These sets are part of Salem's history series. [added February 2010]

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