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Academic OneFile has extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. It is both authoritative and comprehensive. Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995. Updated daily.
Book Collection: Nonfiction™ — High School Edition contains comprehensive abstracts and searchable full text for more than 2,450 popular nonfiction books, including careers, health, life skills, ethnicity, disabilities, adventure, sports, technology, biographies, music,science, history, civics and more. Content is selected based on reading level (Lexile) and is correlated to CurriculumStandards.
C.E.R.F. (Curriculum and Education Resource Finder) is a collection of thousands of websites that have been evaluated and selected by teachers and library media specialists and then organized into major subject areas. It is updated daily to ensure that there are no dead links. You may search by related topics and by keyword for grade level ranges. There is also a help feature if you can not find any information on your topic. Connections are made to NY learning standards.
|Dictionary of Open Source Journals covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. It aims to cover all subjects and languages. There are now 3487 journals in the directory. |
|Elibrary offers more than 1,500 full-text sources including magazines, newspapers, books, television/radio transcripts, maps, pictures, and audio/video clips. |
|Expanded Academic ASAP has articles from arts and the humanities to social sciences, science and technology. Access scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers - many with full text and images!|
First Search offers access to the following databases: ArticleFirst, ECO, ERIC, CPO MEDLINE, PapersFirst, Proceedings, UnionLists, Wilson Select Full Text,, World Almanac, and WorldCat (the database of worldwide library holdings).
General OneFile is a source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.
|Grolier OnLine provides 4 databases. Encyclopedia Americana, an online reference work of 45,000 articles covering all academic fields and curriculum topics, internet links, maps and images plus a searchable database of newsworthy current events compiled weekly. Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia with thousands of new and expanded articles, hyperlinks and bibliographies, multimedia animations, videos, cutaways, panoramas, dynamic maps and sounds. The New Book of Knowledge is an encyclopedia for children featuring facts and figures, projects and experiments, literary selections and evaluated internet links, a current events site is updated weekly and includes lesson plans. Also included are 7 dictionaries and thesauri with audio pronunciations. America the Beautiful is also included. |
Popular Magazines is 100% full text and includes over 600 titles recommended by Bowker's "Magazines for Libraries". Titles like Consumer Reports, Time, National Geographic, The New Yorker, Newsweek, Vanity Fair, US News and World Report, Vogue, Fortune, Business Week, National Review, Cosmopolitan, NPR and even Oprah are included in this database.
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7. Because each library creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different libraries (your school, your public library).
Teen CyberSmarts is comprised of five interactive eBooks on cyberbullying, online predators, social networking, privacy, and online games that can be projected on a whiteboard. Tools include lesson plans, reproducibles, research sheets, and more. Realistic chat scenarios, friend requests, and e-mails plunge users into the online world. Teens will create avatars, choose status updates as they actively engage with and participate in the program.
Business & Newspapers
America’s Historical Newspapers allows users to search more than 1,000 U.S.historical newspapers published between 1690 and 1922, including titles from all 50 states. It offers searchable digital facsimiles of thousands of titles. With eyewitness reporting, editorials, letters, advertisements, obituaries and much more, this acclaimed collection uniquely chronicles the evolution of American culture and daily life from 1690 to the recent past.
Business and Company Resource Center is a fully integrated resource bringing together company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals. Search this database to find detailed company and industry news and information.
Business Economics and Theory has a strong emphasis on titles covered in the EconLit database. This collection provides academic journals and magazines focusing on topics in economics. Perfect for business classes, users will find more than 150 full-text journals to support their research.
Communications and Mass Media Collection provides current and accurate information from more than 100 journals focused on all aspects of the communications field. Key subjects covered include: advertising and public relations, literature and writing, linguistics, and many more.
Computer Database provides computer related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications and the application of technology.
General Business File ASAP analyzes company performance and activity, industry events and trends, combination of broker research reports, trade publications, newspapers, journals and company directory listings with full text and images available.
InfoTrac Newsstand is a Web-based full-text newspaper which allows users to search articles instantly by title, date, newspaper section or other assigned fields for news and searchable archives. You can search a collection of more than 1,000 newspapers, then select your own screen appearance, search options and results format.
National Newspaper Index 1977- provides quick access to the indexing of America's top five newspapers in one seamless search: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post.
New York State Newspapers is a database of 10 major newspapers published in New York State including the New York Times and the New York Post.
NewsBank (Access World News) provides diverse global perspectives from more than 400 local, regional, national and international news coverage on topics related to controversial issues, the environment, health, education, science, the arts, literature, business, economics, criminal justice, and more from a variety of current and retrospective news media including newspapers, newswires, broadcast transcripts, blogs, periodicals, videos and web-only content.
Small Business Collection is perfect for business schools and entrepreneurs, this compilation provides insights, tips, strategies and success stories. Users will find over 280 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals.
English and History Databases
ABC-CLIO American Government provides daily UPI Washington news, political cartoons and short videos, different viewpoints through political commentaries. It also includes comparisons of the United States’ and other nations’ political and economic systems and directories of contact information for nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies.
ABC-CLIO American History provides a remarkable survey of American history from 1350 to the present, organize chronologically and thematically, with nearly 15,000 primary and secondary sources, including overview essays, graphics, government and court documents, photos, maps, audio/video clips, statistics, and nearly 3,300 biographies of famous political and military figures.
Pop Culture Universe provides access to more than 300 full-text volumes covering the last 100 years of American pop culture including topics ranging from music and fashion to politics and religion. Site is continuously updated. It provides a safe haven for investigating topics that appeal to students—without the bias, advertising, suggestive content, or questionable authorship of commercial or fan sites. Articles focus on describing major events and trends in pop culture from the 1900s to the present, from the Gibson Girls of the Gilded Age to the social media of the 2000s.Skills Center assists students in understanding how to do research assignments, evaluate elements of media literacy, and compare America's history and culture to better understand how these elements affect the world.
ABC-CLIO World Geography provides nearly 200 overviews of countries around the world, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, providing a revealing portrait of each nation’s location and people, recent political history, and economy. Over 1,300 biographies of important political and cultural figures around the world and daily world news items on the home page highlighting current events are also included. Clioview is an exclusive online statistical tool that enables students to compare data between countries in such areas as illiteracy, population growth rate, natural resources, GDP per capita, and more.
ABC-CLIO World History Ancient and Medieval Eras explores important events and historical themes in every corner of the globe, including Asia, Africa, and the Americas, from humankind's ancient origins to the year 1500. The chronologically organized Topic Explorations provide overviews of time periods. Special current events features reveal connections between the present and the past. Over 15,000 primary and secondary sources in each database, including government documents, photographs and other works of art, video clips, and historic maps.
ABC-CLIO World History Modern Era encompasses the evolution of Europe since the Renaissance; concurrent developments in Asia, Africa, and the Islamic world; the global impact of the Industrial Revolution and the last hundred years of conflicts and international cooperation. Over 15,000 primary and secondary sources including government
documents, photographs and other works of art, video clips, and historic maps.
Bloom’s Literary Reference has biographies of thousands of authors from around the world, browsable by nationality, type of writing, or time periods ranging from ancient to modern. Overviews, synopses, analyses, and literary criticism of thousands of works—from novels to poetry to plays. Historical events that help place literature text, as well as definitions of literary terms. Information on more than 40,000 major and minor literary characters where they first appeared, what part they played in the plot, and how they are related to literary characters.
CountryWatch provides for each country demographic, political, economic, business, cultural and environmental information. Countrywire provides daily news coverage for every country in the world and a significant news archive made up of the compendium of regional news carriers, including a 5 year macroeconomic forecast for each country, and a 20 year forecast of energy demand, supply, and pricing for every country. It also includes Map Gallery, Global Guide, weekly Political Intelligence Briefing and the Associated Intelligence Wire.
Diversity Studies Collection explores cultural differences, contributions and influences in our global community. This set includes 150 full-text journals. Coverage begins in 1980.
Global Issues in Context focuses on broad issues,such as war, genocide, terrorism, human rights, poverty, famine, globalization, world trade, nuclear proliferation, and global warming as well as more specific events and topics in the news that are related to these broader issues, such as genocide in Darfur, product safety of Chinese imports, sectarian violence in Iraq, changing weather patterns across the globe, and disaster recovery in Indonesia and New Orleans including video, downloadable audio files and interactive statistics.
Literature Resource Center contains up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world. The optional MLA International Bibliography module adds citations for hundreds of thousands of books, articles and dissertations from 1926 to the present, linked to full text where available.
Literature Resources from Gale can be used to research authors and their works, literary movements and genres. Search across several major Literature databases to find full text of literary works, journal articles, literature criticism, reviews, biographical information and overviews.
Litfinder provides a comprehensive collection of 125,000 full-text poems, explanations, biographies, a glossary of terms, pictures and study guides. StoryFinder includes thousands of full-text short stories. A new addition is Essay/Speech/Play Finder. Essays focus on the humanities and social sciences. Find many of the best known speeches of the past 2,000 years and a wide range of full text plays.
LitFinder for Schools covers world literature and authors throughout history,and a wealth of literary works, including over 150,000 full-text poems, short stories, speeches, and dramatic works. It also includes biographies, work summaries, author images and a full glossary of literary terms.
Military and Intelligence Collection is comprised of over 500 titles and more than 7 million articles with links to related sources outside of the current article: reference books, magazine and newswire articles.
Netlibrary provides more than 100,000 eBooks, hundreds of eAudiobooks, eJournals.
One Click Audio by Recorded Books provides access to a wide collection of downloadable eAudiobooks. You must create an account on a library computer for yourself the first time and after that users can use any computer. Users can download audiobooks to a computer and then import the files to an mp3 player such as an iPod, if they prefer to listen on the go.
Pop Culture Collection provides useful information for any researcher in a social science, history, art, or liberal arts course. The collection is made up of 100 subject-appropriate periodicals, which are predominantly full-text.
Religion & Philosophy Collection can be used to research different religions and philosophies and how they impact our daily lives. The collection is comprised of 250 periodicals, many of which are full-text. Coverage begins in 1980.
SIRS Issues Researcher contains articles on social, scientific, health, historic, economic, business, political, and global issues in primary source documents, websites, and multimedia (including 13,000+ research-quality images). Other features include: Top News Stories of the Day, Almanac Excerpts, Focus on Terrorism, and Maps of the World. Many articles are accompanied by graphics, including charts, maps, diagrams, and illustrations. Content is aligned to state standards, and articles include Lexile scores.
Teachingbooks.net is an online collection of K-12 multimedia author programs, book guides, book readings, author websites and includes an educator area.
Twayne’s Author Series provides access to the 600 books in the print series-United States Authors, English Authors and World Authors. High school level readers will find literary critical interpretation and discussion. The series includes critical interpretations, brief biographies of authors as well as the history and influence of relevant literary movements and genres.
U.S. History Collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the current thinking and events in US History, as well as scholarly work being established in the field.
War & Terrorism Collection will be used by researchers and students of history, social science, and current events will gain insight into conflicts: their causes, their impact, and how they are perceived on a global scale. Almost 100 full-text periodicals are included. Coverage begins in 1980.
World History Collection contains nearly 40 predominantly full-text journals provides balanced coverage of events in World History. It is useful both to the novice historian and to the advanced academic researcher.
Science, Health and Special Collections
Agriculture Collection is comprised of nearly 200 titles from practical aspects of farming to cutting edge scientific research in horticulture.
Criminal Justice Collection can be used for studying to become a lawyer or enforcement officer, paralegal, or for a career in Homeland Security. Users will have access to 150 journals.
Culinary Arts Collection includes 150 of the major cooking and nutrition magazines. Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.
Environmental Studies and Policy Collection includes nearly 200 journals and provides instant access to perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policy makers, as well as corporate interests.
Fine Arts and Music Collection provides more than 100 full-text magazines and journals to support research in areas such as drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.
Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture Collection includes nearly 50 journals focused specifically on key issues in gardening, landscaping, and other areas of horticulture. It includes content relating to both the practical aspects as well as the scientific theory of horticulture studies.
Gender Studies Collection is a collection of over 30 largely full-text journals aims to provide balanced coverage of this significant aspect of our culture, covering such topics as gender studies, family and marital issues, health aspects, and many more. Coverage begins in 1980.
General Science Collection is composed of nearly 300 predominantly full-text academic journals and general science-focused magazines, this collection provides coverage of particle physics, quantum theory, advanced mathematics, and biotechnology.
Health Reference Center Academic is a multi-source database providing access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus the wide variety of personal health information sources.
Home Improvement Collection provides nearly 100 titles covering such topics as architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and more.
Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection provides coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism field from over 500 industry journals including cultural aspects of travel, leisure activities, economic aspects of tourism, and more.
Information Science & Library Issues Collection is comprised of content from nearly 100 leading industry journals covering topics such as information infrastructure, data processing techniques, metadata architectures, and more. Coverage begins in 1980.
Insurance & Liability Collection is comprised of over 20 journals, takes a broad view of this multimillion dollar industry, covering such topics as labor relations, mortgage banking, legal issues, and more.
Nursing and Allied Health Collection includes nearly 400 titles of use to both professionals as well as students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum.
Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection contains predominantly full-text collection includes over 60 titles in the fields of physical therapy and sports medicine. Topics include proven treatment techniques, experimental research theses, and many more. Coverage begins in 1980.
Psychology Collection provides a basic understanding of the study of the mind, emotions and how the human mind develops -- and diminishes -- over time in 200 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals.
Teen Health and Wellness provides information on topics such as diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, fitness, mental health, diversity family life and more. Resource sections with Websites are included. Interactive polls and quizzes, authentic first-person teen narratives and national twenty four hour hotlines for teens in crisis are useful additions.
Today's Science offers a back file from 1992 to the present of science news written for students, illustrated generously, updated weekly, and fully linked to background information. Automated glossary of scientific terms and concepts. Short summaries of specially selected issues with a fully linked list of articles. Biographies of scientists, past and present; Hot topics-a guide to the most recent developments in scientific research by field; Editorial cartoons; Extensive use of photos and graphics; Directory of science-related internet sites; For Teachers-Notes; National Science Standards with correlations to articles; and Critical Thinking Activities.
Vocations, Careers & Technical Education Collection provides content from over 300 largely full-text journals, this collection provides content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.