Multidisciplinary Databases

Recommended Databases

Academic Search Premier (EBSCOhost)

Provides citations and abstracts to over 4,000 journals covering most academic areas of study including biological sciences, economics, communications, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts and literature, medical sciences, and women’s studies. Approximately two-thirds of the articles are available as full text. Also contains images which can be accessed by clicking on the “image collections” icon.
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Access World News (NewsBank)

Selected full-text newspaper articles and newswires from the United States and abroad. Access World News is particularly strong in providing access to local, state, regional, and national news.

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Google Scholar

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations. Google Scholar helps you identify the most relevant research across the world of scholarly research.

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Historical New York Times

Provides full text access to the New York Times up to three years ago. Historical New York Times provides information on a wide variety of topics including national and international news, biographies, social and economic issues, the arts, literature, music, the sciences, business, and much more. The database may be searched by author, dates, keywords, and title. Editorials, reviews, obituaries, photos, illustrations, and ads are included. Individual articles or the whole page may be viewed.

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JSTOR

A full text, full image archive of over 120 journals. Coverage of journals generally begins with their first volume and is updated to within three years of the current issue. Allows keyword searching of the full text of all articles, as well as browsing of particular journal issues. Subject strengths are African-American studies, anthropology, Asian studies, ecology, economics/finance, general science, history, literature, math/statistics, philosophy, political science, population/demography, and sociology.
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Readers’ Guide Full Text Mega (Wilson Web)

Provides citations, abstracts, and selected full text to articles in English language periodicals for subjects of general interest. Includes citations to reviews of products, books, dance, theater, opera, film, television and radio programs, recordings in various media.

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Biography Reference Bank

Provides biographies of people from a wide range of fields and over all periods of history. Material drawn from biographical dictionaries and other reference sources is available full text. There are also citations to books and articles by and about the person. Some of the articles may be full text. More than 32,000 images are included. Database may be searched by name, profession, gender, and ethnic background.n.

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Books In Print

Provides bibliographic information for English language books currently in-print, out-of-print and forthcoming books, as well as video and audio recordings. This database also includes reviews for many of the books listed and can be searched by author, title, subject, ISBN number, keyword and publisher.

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CQ Press Electronic Library

1) CQ Researcher is a weekly publication that focuses on a specific topic in every issue. Recent topics include: “Straining the Safety Net: Is joblessness overwhelming aid programs?” and “Afghanistan Dilemma: Is President Obama pursuing the right course?” The CQ Researcher archive includes every issue published since the founding in 1923.
2) CQ Global Researcher is a monthly publication founded in 2007. Recent issues include: “Attacking Piracy: Can the growing global threat be stopped?” and “Fixing Capitalism: Will tighter rules prevent another global economic crisis?”
Each report is 25-30 pages long and includes include pro/con discussions about the issue topic as well as numerous color illustrations. Both publications can be searched simultaneously.
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Ethnic NewsWatch

A primarily fulltext collection of newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press. Includes news, editorials, reviews, culture and history from 200 publications. Searchable in both English and Spanish.n.

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Film Literature Index Online 1976-2001

The Film Literature Index (FLI) annually indexes 150 film and television periodicals from 30 countries cover-to-cover and 200 other periodicals selectively for articles on film and television. The periodicals range from the scholarly to the popular. More than 2,000 subject headings provide detailed analysis of the articles.

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GenderWatch

A primarily fulltext collection of international academic journals, magazines, newsletters, pamphlets, reports, papers and proceedings devoted to women’s and gender issues. Free text searching and complete indexing are available.

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Ingenta

Database of current article citations taken from the tables of contents of over 18,000 multidisciplinary journals. Provides keyword access to article titles and is updated daily.

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International Financial Statistics

From the Statistics Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the International Financial Statistics (IFS) database contains approximately 32,000 time series data covering more than 200 countries and areas from 1948 to the present. IFS is a standard source of international statistics on all aspects of international and domestic finance. It reports, for most countries of the world, data on topics such as exchange rates, international liquidity, money and banking, interest rates, prices, production,international transactions, government accounts, and national accounts.

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Proquest Congressional

Provides access to U.S. legislative information including legislative histories, bills, laws, regulations, committee hearings, reports and documents, and current legislative news. Much of the material is fulltext.n.

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Proquest Statistical Insight

Provides indexing and abstracts from three titles: American Statistics Index (ASI), Statistical Reference Index (SRI), and Index to International Statistics (IIS). ASI (1973-present) covers statistical publications issued by the U.S. government. SRI (1980-present) covers publications from the 50 state governments, and academic and private organizations. IIS (1983-present) covers English language statistical publications of major intergovernmental organizations. Bibliographic information and abstracts are provided as well as selected full text from 1995-. PowerTables allows users to quickly search a database of 30,000 tables from compilations issued by federal agencies, the states, and IGOs. Can search for an individual table by coverage date, table content, and/or subject terms.

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News & Information (Westlaw Campus)

Coverage varies by publication. News and Information By Topic, General News, Foreign Language Sources, State and Regional News, International News, Company Information.

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OmniFile Full Text Mega (Wilson Web)

Provides indexing, abstracting, and selected full text to the Wilson databases for Business, Education, General Science, Humanities, Readers’ Guide, and the Social Sciences. Also includes selected full text to the Wilson databases for Applied Science & Technology, Art, Biological & Agricultural Index, Index to Legal Periodicals & Books, and Library Literature & Information Science.

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Project Muse

Access to the full text of more than 100 journals in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and mathematics from Johns Hopkins University Press and other publishers.

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Readers’ Guide Retrospective 1890-1982

Readers’ Guide Retrospective is a database containing comprehensive indexing of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and reflects the history of 20th century America. Subjects covered include Aeronautics, African-Americans, Aging, Archeology, Astronomy, Automobiles, Biographies, Business, Children, Education, Environment, Fashion, Film, Fine Arts, Food, Foreign Affairs, Gardening, Health, History, Hobbies, Home, Journalism, Leisure Activities, Literature, Medicine, Music, News, Nutrition, Photography, Politics, Popular Culture, Radio, Religion, Science, Sports, Technology, Television, Travel.

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ScienceDirect (Elsevier)

Offered as a pilot project, access is provided to the full text of over 600 titles published by Elsevier. Coverage is primarily in the chemical, biological, and health sciences, but journals from the social sciences are also included. A green page icon next to the journal title indicates full text availability.
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Television News Archive (Vanderbilt University)

Searchable archive of abstracts of news broadcasts from 1968 to present (ABC, CBS, NBC), 1995 to present (CNN), selected content from PBS and FOX News. Video content from CNN viewable with RealOne media player. Descriptive summaries of the Vanderbilt University collection of network television news programs and other news-related programming collected in its archive since August 5, 1968. Loan copies of videotapes in 3/4 inch U-matic & 1/2 inch VHS. format are available for a fee from the Archive.

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ARTstor

ARTstor is a digital library of nearly one million images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes. Subjects represented include African-American Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Architecture, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, Design and Decorative Studies, Foreign Languages and Literature, History, Literary Studies, Maps, Medieval Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Music History, Native American Studies, Photography, Religious Studies, Renaissance Studies, Theater and Dance, Women’s Studies.
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Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal in full text from 1984. The financial newspaper of record offering in-depth coverage of national and international finance as well as first rate coverage of hard news.

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Westlaw Campus

Westlaw Campus is a comprehensive legal research database

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