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    • ABC-CLIO eBook Collection
      A full-text online collection of encyclopedias, handbooks, dictionaries, and guides in the areas of business, crime and punishment, entrepreneurship, geography, music, physical and mental health, politics, law and government, pop culture, folklore and mythology, religion, science, technology and the environment, society and education, United States history, world history, and world issues
    • Academic Search Complete
      A multi-disciplinary database covering many areas of academic study, with more than 7,000 full-text periodicals, including nearly 6,000 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 11,000 journals and a total of more than 11,600 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc.
    • AccessScience
      Based on the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, AccessScience stays current on the most significant scientific findings and breakthroughs with updates from the annual McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science & Technology. It contains: more than 9,000 articles and research updates with literature citations; 16,000 + images, videos, and animations that bring topics to life on the screen; biographies of nearly 3,000 well-known scientists; 110,000+ definitions drawn from the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms; a continually updated science and technology newsfeed from Science News; a handy study center with Q&As, study guides, and essay topics.
    • African American Experience
      Encompasses the myriad contributions of individuals from the African American community who have achieved prominence in the arts, entertainment, the sciences, business, the military, and politics as well as others that endured the travails of slavery and institutionalized discrimination. A collection that taps a tremendous variety of sources is required to cover a topic of this magnitude and the importance to understanding African American history and its relation to greater U.S. history.
    • America's Historical Newspapers: 1690-1922
      Early American newspapers, often printed by small-town printers, documented the daily life of hundreds of diverse American communities, supported different political parties and recorded both majority and minority views. In Early American Newspapers, users can limit searches to items that fall into such categories as news and opinion, election returns, letters, poetry, legislative information, prices, advertisements, matrimony notices and death notices.
    • American Decades
      10-volume, Cross-disciplinary online source for junior high and high school students and teachers and general researchers. Documents and analyzes 20th century American history in a decade-by-decade format.
    • The American Economy: A Historical Encyclopedia
      Online compilation of entries, essays, and primary source documents emphasizing the importance of economic policy in all aspects of life in the United States.
    • American Eras
      8-volume online reference set includes essays on events, publications, cultures, and individuals important to particular eras in U.S. history. Organized by historical period, beginning with early American civilizations and exploration prior to 1600 and ending in 1899.
    • American Indian Experience
      Coverage ranges from precontact to the colonial era into the 21st century, and from the Inuit of Alaska to the Seminole of Florida; includes hundreds of primary documents and media, including treaties, speeches, and captivity narratives as well as traditional storytelling, a wealth of maps, photographs, and video. Exclusive Analyze sections support student inquiry into cultural and historical dilemmas.
    • American National Biography
      Offers portraits of more than 17,400 men and women whose lives have shaped the nation. The online edition of the ANB is updated semi-annually, with hundreds of new entries each year and revisions of previously published entries to enhance their accuracy and currency. The ANB Online features thousands of illustrations, more than 80,000 hyperlinked cross-references, links to select web sites, and powerful search capabilities.
    • ARTstor  
      Includes more than one million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences with a suite of software tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes. The community-built collections comprise contributions from outstanding museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and artists and artists' estates.
    • Astronomy Encyclopedia
      Includes encyclopedia entries authenticated by a team of academics, color illustrations, photographs, artwork, tables, and Star Maps created by Wil Tirion.


    • Bibliography of Native North Americans (BNNA)
      A bibliographic database covering all aspects of native North American culture, history, and life. This resource covers a wide range of topics including archaeology, multicultural relations, gaming, governance, legend, and literacy. BNNA contains more than 137,000 citations for books, essays, journal articles, and government documents of the United States and Canada. Dates of coverage for included content range from the sixteenth century to the present.
    • Biographical Dictionary of Psychology
      Provides biographical information for people who have made significant contributions to the field of psychology as well as critical analyses of their influences and reception.
    • Biographical Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa
      Explores the lives of influential figures in the Middle East who came to prominence during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. It offers biographies on more than 300 notable individuals from the region. It includes individuals from a range of fields: business, law, science, social science, sports, the arts and others. Special attention is paid to the inclusion of women, commonly underrepresented in biographical works on the Middle East.
    • Biological Abstracts 1969 - Present
      A collection of bibliographic references covering international life science and biomedical research literature published from more than 4,000 journals. It provides access to the latest information in many life science disciplines and contains nearly 7.7 million records from as far back as 1969, with more than 370,000 citations added each year. Most of the records include informative abstracts written by the author.
    • BioOne
      A collection of critical, high-quality titles across the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences. Nash Library provides access to a total of 97 full text titles. BioOne.1 includes 87 publications, and the BioOne Open Access Collection now includes ten titles.. 84% of BioOne.1's titles are ISI ranked, and many titles are considered leaders in their respective fields.
    • Book Collection Nonfiction: Elementary School Edition
      Includes abstracts and searchable full text for more than 1,290 popular nonfiction books for elementary school students. Includes high-interest titles on animals, weather, holidays, Native Americans, United States, Canada, biographies, civics and more.
    • Book Collection Nonfiction: High School Edition
      Includes abstracts and searchable full text for more than 2,440 popular nonfiction books for high school students. Includes high-interest titles on careers, health, ethnicity, disabilities, technology, biographies, music, science, history, civics and more.
    • Book Collection Nonfiction: Middle School Edition
      Includes informative abstracts and searchable full text for more than 3,100 popular nonfiction books for middle school students. Includes high-interest titles on careers, health, ethnicity, disabilities, technology, biographies, history, science, women, civics and more.
    • Britannica PreK-8 Online
      For both educators and students. Contains content for both elementary and middle school students, also includes the Britannica Learning Zone, a PreK-2 interactive learning environment.
    • Business Source Complete
      Contains indexing, abstracting, and full-text for peer-reviewed, business related journals. Abstracts for important scholarly business journals back as far as 1886 are included. It includes cited references for more than 1,200 journals and detailed author profiles for 25,000 authors. It contains journals in marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics.


    • Cambridge Companions Complete
      Provides accessible introductions to major writers, artists, musicians, philosophers, topics and periods including specially commissioned essays, shaped and introduced to appeal to student readers. Each title is supported by reference features such as a chronology and guide to further reading.
    • The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Child Development
      Covers all aspects of child development, including prenatal development, education, pediatrics, neuroscience, theories and research methods, physical development, social development, cognitive development, psychopathology, and parenting. Also examines cultural issues, sex differences, and historical understandings of child development.
    • The Cambridge Guide to Children's Books in English
      An A-Z reference work providing a critical and appreciative overview of English language children’'s books from around the world. Includes entries on books, authors, illustrators, genres, themes, and other topics.
    • The Cambridge Guide to Theatre
      Covers the history and present practice of theatre in all parts of the world, including the interaction of performance traditions from different cultures and the juxtaposition of 'high' art and popular entertainment.
    • The Cambridge Handbook of Age and Aging
      Covers current knowledge, theory, policy, and practice relevant to age researchers and gerontologists around the world.
    • The Cambridge Handbook of Personal Relationships
      Covers current scholarship of personal relationships, including psychological, sociological, and biological research. For each topic, provides historical background, and recommends directions for future study.
    • The Cambridge Handbook of Violent Behavior and Aggression
      A multidisciplinary examination of the most current research on violence and violent behavior. Includes research from the fields of biology, psychology, sociology, public health, criminal justice, ans psychopharmacology.
    • The Cambridge World History of Food
      Covers history of food from prehistory to today, including all foods that have been hunted, gathered, cultivated, and domesticated; their nutritional makeup and uses; and their impact on cultures and demography. Includes a dictionary of plant foods with common names and synonyms for each.
    • Chambers Book of Speeches
      A diverse selection of historically significant speeches, given by politicians, monarchs, rebels, and intellectuals from around the world.
    • Chicago Manual of Style
      Covers a variety of topics from manuscript preparation and publication to grammar, usage, and documentation. The material in this resource focuses primarily on one of the two CMS documentation styles: the Notes-Bibliography System (NB), which is used by those in literature, history, and the arts. The other documentation style, the Author-Date System, is nearly identical in content but slightly different in form and is preferred in the social/sciences.
    • Communication and Mass Media Complete
      Offers cover-to-cover ("core") indexing and abstracts for more than 550 journals, and selected ("priority") coverage of nearly 200 more, for a combined coverage of 737 titles. Furthermore, this database includes full text for over 440 journals. Many major journals have indexing, abstracts, PDFs and searchable cited references from their first issues to the present (dating as far back as 1915).
    • The Companion to British History
      An A-to-Z guide to British History from the early settlement to the beginning of the 21st century.
    • Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography
      This 26-volume e-book includes the complete text of the 18-volume original, plus the New Dictionary of Scientific Biography. This collection of narrative scientific biographies details the achievements and personalities behind the quest to understand the natural world.
    • Concise Encyclopedia of Sociolinguistics
      Covers all aspects of sociolinguistics, including functions of language in society, language's role in interaction between people, language variations and change, education, and research methods.
    • Conspiracy Theories in American History
      Covers history of conspiracies and conspiracy theories in the United States.
    • Contemporary Youth Culture: An International Encyclopedia
      A series of essays discuss selected aspects of youth culture around the world.
    • Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature
      Consists of entries on authors, books, and genres written by various contributors. Because the entries are written in a biographical-critical style, they are not intended to be objective descriptions; rather, they include the entry writer's own opinions.
    • Continuum Encyclopedia of British Literature
      Consists of entries on authors, books, and genres written by various contributors. Because the entries are written in a biographical-critical style, they are not intended to be objective descriptions; rather, they include the entry writer's own opinions.
    • Continuum Encyclopedia of Children's Literature
      Consists of entries on authors, books, and genres written by various contributors. Because the entries are written in a biographical-critical style, they are not intended to be objective descriptions; rather, they include the entry writer's own opinions.
    • Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World: Locations
      Organized by continent, region, city, and district. Discusses historical, geographic, demographic, political, economic and cultural context of popular music for each location discussed. Emphasizes locations of origin and development for various genres. For each location, includes significant venues, music industry, music publishers, record companies/labels, recording studios, radio, TV, state and government regulatory bodies, teaching and research of popular music, songs associated with the location, and notable performers, composers, lyricists, and other important figures.
    • Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World: Media, Industry, and Society
      Covers influences of society and music industry on popular music. Organized by broad topic, including documentation of music, interdisciplinary study, social issues and music, technical terms and hardware, formats, broadcasting, copyright, and publishing.
    • CQ Almanac
      The primary source for coverage and analysis of U.S. Congressional legislation from 1945 to today. CQ Almanac is renowned for its in-depth analysis of the path legislation takes through Congress, including how bills get changed, are derailed, or ultimately get passed during an annual session of Congress.
    • CQ Researcher
      Contains original reporting and analysis on issues in the news. Includes reports dating back to 1991 covering health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Each single-themed, 12,000-word report contains an introductory overview, background and chronology on the topic, an assessment of the current situation; tables and maps, pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions, and bibliographies of key sources.
    • Credo Reference
      An online reference collection featuring full-text content from nearly one hundred reference books covering a broad range of subjects. It's a search engine like Google, but instead of searching the entire Internet, your results come from a comprehensive library of trusted reference sources without advertisements, clutter, or irrelevant hits.


    • Database of Award-Winning Children's Literature
      Has over 7,000 records from 84 awards across six English-speaking countries (United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, England, and Ireland). Each book is indexed to some degree so users can find it using the form search or the keyword search.
    • Dictionary of American History
      Includes more than 4,400 A-Z articles, ranging in length from 100 to 8,000 words; approximately 1,500 illustrations; and, approximately 300 maps. This dictionary is of use to anyone in search of a quick and authoritative reference covering a wide range of topics in American history-from the well-studied to the obscure.


    • EBSCO eBook Collection
      A curated full-text online collection of works essential to interdisciplinary studies, such as the Federalist Papers and the Communist Manifesto.
    • The Economics Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
      Covers the history of economic thought from Aristotle to today. Includes many graphics, quotations, and everyday examples and applications. Highlights both historically important and emerging ideas.
    • The Economist
      Offers authoritative insight and opinion on international news, politics, business, finance, science and technology. It contains all articles from The Economist print edition (including those printed only in British copies) and a searchable archive that dates back June 1997. It also offers a variety of web-only content, including blogs, debates and videos.
    • Education Resource Information Center (ERIC)
      Provides access to education literature and resources. The database contains more than 1,300,000 records and links to more than 323,000 full-text documents from ERIC back to 1966.
    • Education Source
      Contains scholarly research and information relating to all areas of education. It covers all levels of education from early childhood to higher education, and educational specialties, like multilingual education, health education, testing, curriculum instruction, administration, policy, funding, and related social issues. It has abstracts for thousands of journals and includes full text for more than 1,700 journals, 550 books and monographs, and numerous education-related conference papers.
    • Encyclopaedia Judaica
      22-volume online source covers Jewish life and knowledge ranging from the Second Temple period to the contemporary State of Israel, Rabbinic to modern Yiddish literature, Kabbalah to "Americana," and Zionism to the contribution of Jews to world cultures.
    • Encyclopedia of Africa
      A thorough reference in world history, politics, and culture on this region. The articles cover prominent individuals, events, trends, places, political movements, art forms, business and trade, religions, ethnic groups, organizations, and countries throughout Africa. In-depth articles examine contemporary nations of sub-Saharan Africa, ethnic groups from various regions of Africa, and European colonial powers. Two hundred illustrations and demographic sidebars further guide and inform research.
    • Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History
      A five-volume set and supplement covering all aspects of the African-American experience from 1619 to the present. Includes over 2,300 biographies, including historical essays, and thematic pieces that discuss the cultural roots, participation in American life, and current condition of the African-American community.
    • Encyclopedia of Food and Culture
      Three-volume online source on food and its place in human culture and society. Includes photographs, illustrations, recipes, menus, and timelines.
    • Encyclopedia of Global Change
      Encompassing tsunamis, elephant conservation, ocean pollution, mining regulation, permafrost melt, and much more, the 300 articles in this encyclopedia investigate all types of phenomena that change life on Earth. The entries cover a range of general research categories: altered ecosystems, climate change, food and water supply, population, politics and global change, institutions and policies, biographies, and case studies.
    • Encyclopedia of North American Indians
      Written by contemporary authorities, the volume features many Native American contributors, including eminent writers, tribal elders, scholars, and activists, who discuss various aspects of American Indian life, past and present.
    • Encyclopedia of Philosophy
      Encompassing philosophy from antiquity through our information age in A-Z order, it contains more than 2,100 entries, including more than 450 new articles, and features about 1,000 biographical entries on major figures in philosophical thought.
    • Encyclopedia of Race and Racism
      Examines the impact of Western ideas of race on modern history. From slave codes and illegal immigrants to intelligence testing and sexuality, this encyclopedia analyzes the influence of racism upon North American economic, social, political and health issues. It also examines colonialism, China, religion, South Africa and globalization. It contains biographies of individuals who influenced mainstream thoughts on race, an annotated filmography, and a selection of 33 primary sources.
    • Encyclopedia of Religion
      15-volume online resource that uses a cross-cultural approach emphasizing religion's role in everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture. Includes over 3,000 entries.
    • Encyclopedia of Rhetoric
      Surveys one of the Western world's oldest disciplines. Its 150 entries bring together expertise in classical studies, philosophy, literature, literary theory, cultural studies, speech, and communications. It combines theory, history, and practice, with a special emphasis on public speaking, performance, and communication.
    • Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender
      Encompasses the various concepts of sex and gender that have arisen worldwide, as well as the emerging reimagination of the more traditional humanities and social sciences. Broad theoretical essays address issues of sex and gender at the personal and the social level; others examine issues of identity, status, class, ethnicity, race, and nation; of sexuality and the body; of social institutions and the structures of representation – all through the lens of gender.
    • Encyclopedia of the Great Depression
      2-volume set begins with the farm crisis of the mid-1920s and proceeds through the 1929 stock market crash, Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal, and World War II. Features entries on a wide range of topics including Depression-era politics, government, business, economics, literature, arts, society, and culture.
    • Encyclopedia of World Cultures
      10-volume set covers more than 1,500 global cultures. Includes historical, social, political, economic, linguistic, religious, and other information on virtually every existing culture.
    • Ethnic News Watch
      An interdisciplinary and bilingual (English and Spanish) database of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press, with over 300,000 full-text articles dating from 1959-1989. Pivotal events in these decades are covered - the civil rights struggle, Vietnam War protests, dramatic changes in immigration law, trickledown economics, and the status of migrant workers.


    • Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text
      Covers film & television theory, preservation & restoration, screenwriting, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews. Includes complete indexing and abstracts for over 380 publications and selected coverage for 300 more. Includes full text for more than 120 journals and 100 books, as well as Variety movie reviews from 1914 to the present and over 36,300 images from the MPTV Image Archive.
    • Films on Demand Business and Economics Collection
      A web-based digital video delivery service that allows you to view streaming videos from Films Media Group anytime, anywhere, 24/7! Choose from more than 700 business education, marketing, management, finance, accounting, taxation, ethics and business law, business technology, and economics titles. Special features allow users to organize and bookmark clips, share playlists, and personalize folders.
    • Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
      Encyclopedia with over 25,000 entries.


    • Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America
      Online reference work includes 152 original essays on various minority and ethnic groups in the U.S., with an emphasis on culture (religions, holidays, customs, language), historical background, and settlement patterns. It also covers ethnoreligious groups such as Jews, Chaldeans and Amish.
    • GreenFILE
      Covers all aspects of human impact to the environment. Includes content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments, and what can be done at each level to minimize these effects. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 535,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 5,800 records.
    • Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art
      Provides historical and current uses of materials and techniques from painting and sculpture to non-traditional media such as digital and video art. Coverage includes materials in art practice; materials in conservation; classes of artifacts; techniques and methods, terms, tools, theory, fakes & forgeries, and conservation theorists and practitioners.
    • Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia
      This 17-volume online resource, published in 2003, is a completely revised and updated version of the original work published in Germany in 1960. It incorporates recent developments in the animal world as noted by prominent advisors and contributors from the scientific community.


    • Health Source: Consumer Edition
      Provides access to nearly 80 full-text, consumer health magazines, covering topics such as AIDS, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, aging, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children's health, & women's health. It includes full text for current, health-related pamphlets and nearly 130 health reference books, including books published by the People's Medical Society. It contains more than 9,900 Clinical Reference Systems reports, Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, and Merriam-Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary.
    • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
      Provides nearly 550 scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong. In addition, this database includes the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.
    • Humanities International Complete
      Covers all aspects of the humanities, with worldwide content pertaining to literary, scholarly and creative thought. It includes more than 2,200 journals (full text for nearly 1,200 journals) and 2.8 million records.


    • International Encyclopedia of Linguistics
      Encompasses the full range of the contemporary field of linguistics, including historical, comparative, formal, mathematical, functional, and philosophical linguistics with special attention given to interrelations within branches of linguistics and to relations of linguistics with other disciplines. Areas of intersection with the social and behavioral sciences-ethnolinguistics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, and behavioral linguistics-receive major coverage.
    • International Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family
      4-volume online source discusses marriage and family within various countries and to religious traditions, examining the history of family life within these cultures and how it has been affected by political and social change.
    • International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences
      9-volume online source highlights the expanding influence of economics in social science research and features articles and biographies contributed by scholars from around the world on a wide range of global topics in the social sciences.


    • JSTOR  
      Offers archives of leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work. The entire corpus is full-text searchable, offers search term highlighting, includes high-quality images, and is interlinked by millions of citations and references.


    • Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)
      Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. It indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings.
    • Literature Resource Center
      Includes more than 850,000 full-text articles, critical essays and reviews from more than 360 scholarly journals and literary magazines, 7,000 overviews of frequently studied works, 30,000 full-text poems, short stories and plays, 8,000 interviews, and 2,800 author portraits. Also includes 145,000 entries for in-depth biographical, bibliographical & contextual information on authors’ lives and works in addition to more than 70,000 selected full-text critical essays and reviews.


    • Magill's Literary Annual
      Evaluates 200 major examples of serious literature published during the previous calendar year. Covers works of interest to general readers. This resource is searchable back to 1977 and includes cumulative title and author indices.
    • MagillOnLiterature Plus
      Database combines MagillOnLiterature and MagillOnAuthors. It includes all literary works, reviews, and plot summaries found in MagillOnLiterature and all biographies and author essays found in MagillOnAuthors.
    • Mango Languages
      An online language learning system teaching practical conversation skills for real communication. Mango constructs language intuitively by using small chunks and blocks of easily remembered vocabulary, grammar, and sentence structure. To go beyond just speaking, it also incorporate various cultural and grammar notes which touch on the nuances of how to communicate with natives.
    • MAS Ultra - School Edition
      Contains full text for nearly 500 popular, high school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for 85,670 biographies and over 107,000 primary source documents. It also contains more than 360 reference books, 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
      contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, and multicultural issues. It also contains more than 500 reference books, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags. It offers PDF backfiles (as far back as 1975) for key publications including American Libraries, Foreign Affairs, History Today, Judaism, Library Journal, National Review, Saturday Evening Post, etc.
    • MEDLINE with Full Text
      Provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and pre-clinical sciences. It uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with capabilities to search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals. This is the world's most comprehensive source of full text for medical journals, providing full text for more than 1,470 journals indexed in MEDLINE.
    • Middle Search Plus
      Contains full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. It also contains primary source documents, reference books, and thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags.
    • Military & Government Collection
      Designed to offer current news relevant to all branches of the military and government. Provides full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals and indexing and abstracts for more than 400 additional titles.
    • MLA Directory of Periodicals
      Includes information on over 5,500 journals, 4,400 of which are indexed in the International Bibliography. Each entry includes editorial contact information, frequency, circulation, subscription prices, and submission guidelines.
    • MLA International Bibliography
      Produced by the Modern Language Association (MLA), this bibliography contains over 2.2 million citations from more than 4,400 journals & series, and 1,000 book publishers. Coverage is international and includes almost 60 titles from J-STOR's language and literature collection as well as links to full text. Subjects consist of literature, language and linguistics, folklore, literary theory & criticism, dramatic arts, as well as the historical aspects of printing and publishing.


    • Nash Library Catalog
      Includes primarily materials physically located inside Nash Library. This includes books, print and microform journals, and audio/video materials covering a variety of subject areas.
    • The Nation Archive Premium Edition
      Contains indexing, abstracting, and full text for the complete archive of The Nation from its beginning in 1865 to the present. The Nation is America’s oldest weekly magazine and includes articles on politics, culture, books, and the arts.
    • The National Review Archive
      Includes complete indexing & abstracting and full text coverage for all issues of National Review from its beginning in 1955 through the present. Covers political, economic, social, and cultural issues and trends.
    • New Catholic Encyclopedia
      15-volume online source with 12,000 entries, including articles on theology, philosophy, history, literary figures, saints, and musicians.
    • New Dictionary of the History of Ideas
      Introduces the main ideas and movements of global cultural history from antiquity to the twenty-first century. It examines topics over centuries and millennia of development. The NDHI focuses not only on the ideas themselves, but also on the cultural environments within which those ideas arose, on the transformations of ideas, and on their influence on the world.
    • New Encyclopedia of Africa
      5-volume online source covers the entire history of African cultures from the pharaohs and the ancient civilizations of the south through the colonial era to the emergence of 53 independent countries. Includes issues facing the continent such as global development, the AIDS crisis, and international terrorism.
    • The New Republic Archive
      Includes complete indexing & abstracting and full text for all issues of The New Republic from its beginning in 1914 to the present. Covers American politics, foreign policy and culture.
    • Newspaper Source Plus
      Includes 1,520 full-text newspapers, providing more than 28 million full-text articles. Contains comprehensive full text for major newspapers. All staff articles are also included from many newspapers. In addition, Newspaper Source Plus features more than 601,300 television and radio news transcripts, videos & podcasts.
    • Newswires
      Continuously provides nearly real-time access to world news from the Associated Press, United Press International, PR Newswire, Xinhua, CNN Wire, and Business Wire. 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. Each record links outward to the news provider's website. Records are retained for 30 days, after which they are replaced with current news.


    • Oklahoman Archives
      Contains full-text of The Oklahoman dating back to 1901.
    • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
      An illustrated collection of more than 50,000 authoritative, signed, biographies of notable men and women connected with the British Isles, from all walks of life, from the fourth century BC to the year 2001. No living people are included. Biographies vary in length from a few dozen to over 30,000 words. Each includes a list of sources. 10,000 are illustrated. The database also includes the full text of the original DNB.
    • Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought
      Offers a comprehensive view of African thought, covering the intellectual tradition on the continent and throughout the diaspora. All major trends in African philosophy, political theory, and religion will be covered, as well as significant historical figures and social movements.
    • Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature
      Provides comprehensive coverage of literature from the Abbey Theatre to Israel Zangwill, covering the entire history of literature in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland in the major literary languages (Anglo-Saxon, English, Welsh, Scots, Irish, and Latin). It includes substantial accounts of individual authors (e.g., Spenser, Pope, Austen) and detailed histories of particular themes, movements, genres, and institutions, whose impact upon the writing or the reading of literature was significant (e.g., The Stationers' Company, the sonnet, the ‘School of Night, ’ or the Sublime).
    • Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History
      Includes 900 original articles ranging from 500-word entries on inventors, theoreticians, and industry leaders to overarching, 8,000-word essays on accounting, advertising, industries, labor, markets, zoning and zoos. Covers geography, agriculture, production systems, business history, technology, demography, institutions, governments, markets, macroeconomic history, international economics, money, banking and finance, labor, the environment, and biographies.
    • Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States
      Covers the fastest growing minority population in the United States. Includes the diverse historical and contemporary experiences in the United States of Latinos and Latinas from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Central America, South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Over 900 articles address such broad topics as identity, art, politics, religion, education, health, and history. The Encyclopedia fills a void in the historical scholarship of an underserved population.
    • Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures
      Chronicles Pre-Hispanic, colonial, and modern Mesoamerica, defined as the lands stretching from Mexico to the southern tip of Central America. With more than 600 articles, it encompasses the great civilizations of the pre-Columbian era (including the Olmec, Aztec, and Maya peoples) up through the colonial and postcolonial periods, the Encyclopedia covers art, archaeology, religious studies, anthropology, history, and historiography of the region.
    • Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance
      Covers theatre and performance from ancient Greek theatre to the latest developments around the globe. It covers performances in playhouses, dance, opera, radio, film, television, and popular performance, including carnivals, circus, and public executions. Entries range from short definitions of terms to lengthy considerations of genres and movements, such as feminism and psychoanalytic criticism. Entries on cities and regions place performance in its local social and political context.
    • Oxford English Dictionary
      A historical dictionary covering words from across the English-speaking world. It also offers the best in etymological analysis and in listing of variant spellings, and it shows pronunciation using the International Phonetic Alphabet. Its entry structure is very different from that of a dictionary of current English; for each word in the OED, the senses are dealt with in chronological order. In complex entries, the development over time can be seen in several 'branches'.
    • Oxford Essential Quotations Dictionary
      An online collection based on the sixth edition of the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Quotations and the second edition of Oxford Quotations by Subject. Covers the most popular and widely-used quotations by combining use of the Oxford English Corpus, with the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations. Contains over 12,000 quotations from more than 3,000 authors.


    • Palgrave Dictionary of Economics
      In 2008, Palgrave Macmillan published The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, 2nd edition, edited by Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume. While some classic articles from the 1987 were retained, around 80% of the text was either entirely new or substantially rewritten to reflect the depth of change within the discipline between the editions. The new edition retains the inspiring tradition of bringing together the world's most influential economists writing in their own voice in their areas of expertise. Released simultaneously online The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics is a dynamic, updated resource serving the information needs of a new generation of economists.
    • Philosopher's Index
      A bibliographic database covering scholarly research in all major fields of philosophy. Considered the most thorough index of journal literature on the subject, it features author-written abstracts covering scholarly research published in journals and books, including contributions to anthologies and book reviews. Contains research published since 1940 including nearly 570 journals from 43 countries with content representing a variety of languages
    • Pop Culture Universe: Icons, Idols, Ideas
      Contains information on popular culture in America and the world, both past and present. Presents pop culture and history through an academic lens, providing insights into society that will engage students' minds and support their research projects. The Idea Exchange section features informative, scholarly essays on topics that often serve as the basis for undergraduate writing assignments. Includes real-time enhancements to continuously update existing entries and add brand-new content.
    • Primary Search
      Contains full text for more than 80 popular, elementary school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Includes the Encyclopedia of Animals™, and features Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, providing students with easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids. The database also provides the American Heritage® Children's Dictionary, 3rd Edition from Houghton Mifflin, and thousands of relevant photos, maps, and flags.
    • Professional Development Collection
      Offers information on everything from children's health and development to cutting-edge pedagogical theory and practice. Includes full text for Chronicle of Higher Education, Educational Leadership, Journal of Education, Journal of Higher Education, Theory Into Practice, and nearly 520 high quality education journals. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports.
    • Project Muse
      Offers a selection of complete, full-text versions of journals in the humanities and social sciences from many of the world's leading university presses and scholarly societies. The complete content of each and every issue is online—including all charts, graphic images—with articles available in HTML, PDF, or both formats.
    • Proquest Science Journals
      Features more than 965 titles available in full text. Provides access to all the charts, diagrams, graphs, tables, photos, and other graphical elements vital to scientific and technical literature. These journals cover hundreds of topics relating to major fields of study, including: Physics, Engineering, Astronomy, Biology, Earth Science, and Chemistry.
    • PsycARTICLES
      A definitive source of full text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology. The database contains approximately 150,000 articles from over 70 journals It includes all journal articles, book reviews, letters to the editor, and errata from each journal. Coverage spans 1894 to present; nearly all APA journals go back to Volume 1, Issue 1.
    • PsycINFO
      Contains more than 2.4 million citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations in psychology and related disciplines. It includes information about the psychological aspects of related fields. Journal coverage spans 1887 to present, including international material from more than 2,200 periodicals in more than 27 languages. It is indexed with controlled vocabulary from APA's Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms.


    • Regional Business News
      Provides full text for more than 80 regional US and Canadian business publications including The Journal Record which covers the Oklahoma City region.
    • Regional Business News Plus
      Includes full text coverage from hundreds of U.S. and International newspapers and regional business publications, totaling over 60 million full-text articles.


    • Small Business Reference Center
      Provides information on topics from starting a company and sales to growing or rescuing a business. Contains nearly 400 full-text periodicals and over 450 full-text reference books. The interface guides users through small business and entrepreneurial subject areas, common business types, a help and advice section, and provides information on how to create business plans. A collection of state-specific resources supports the researcher with demographic data and other local information.
    • SocINDEX with Full Text
      Offers comprehensive coverage of sociology, encompassing all closely related areas of study. Features over 25,000 Author Profiles: each profile includes biographical and bibliographic data, allowing users to quickly ascertain an author's areas of expertise and focus. Contains full text for more than 820 journals dating back to 1908. This database also includes full text for more than 830 books and monographs, and full text for 14,636 conference papers.
    • SpringerLink eBook Collection
      A full-text online collection of encyclopedias, handbooks, and guides primarily covering the social sciences. This collection covers psychology, medicine, education & language, economics, public health, and philosophy.
    • St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture
      5-volume online source covers 20th century popular culture in the Unites States. Includes more than 2,700 signed entries by subject experts which include subject-specific bibliographies and, where appropriate, photographs and textual cross-references.


    • TOPICsearch
      Covers social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms. Includes controversial opinions and viewpoints. Contains full text for over 60,000 articles from 399 diverse sources including international and regional newspapers, periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information.
    • Twenty-First Century Novels
      Covers the most important fictional works published from 2000-2010, discussing plot, characters, and critical reception. Includes broad coverage of multiethnic/multicultural communities and writings and contemporary global literature in English translation.


    • Web News
      Provides nearly real-time access to thousands of top news feeds from around the world. Includes over 14,000 feeds covering a range of business and general news topics. Each record links outward to the news feed itself.
    • Wolfram Alpha  
      Freely available on the web, this "computational knowledge engine" is designed by Wolfram Research, an educational software company best known for producing Mathematica software. This resource can perform calculations, but it can also retrieve statistics and other reference information. Because it does not connect computed results directly to the original data sources, Wolfram Alpha is not an ideal resource in terms of accountability. In spite of this, it remains a capable tool.
    • World History: Ancient & Medieval Eras
      Ranging from the dawn of prehistory through the great ancient empires to the beginning of the Renaissance, World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras helps students grasp the significance of every area of the world, including Asia, Africa, and the Americas. It contains nearly 8,500 primary and secondary sources, including selections from the Code of Hammurabi, the Edict of Milan, and Marcus Aurelius’s The Meditations; and more than 1,500 biographies.
    • WorldCat FirstSearch
      Identifies items (both print and electronic) available in Nash library and in other libraries. To request an item owned by another library, simply click on the ILL icon.

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