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ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF ALL ELECTRONIC DATABASES 

 

Academic Search Premier
This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.

Agricola
One of the most comprehensive sources of U.S. agricultural and life sciences information, the AGRICOLA (AGRICultural OnLine Access) database serves as the catalog and index to the collections of the National Agricultural Library and the research of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

AP NewsMonitor Collection
EBSCO's AP News provides near real-time access to top world-wide news from Associated Press on a continuous basis.  This collection includes AP Top News, WorldStream, Financial News, AP Online, U.S. Politics & Government and 50 State Reports. 

Applied Science & Technology Full Text (H.W. Wilson)
Applied Science & Technology Full Text™ contains indexing and abstracts for nearly 800 core English-language, scientific and technical publications back to 1983. Full text of articles is available from more than 220 periodicals dating back to 1997. Content includes coverage of a wide variety of applied science specialties—acoustics to aeronautics, neural networks to nuclear and civil engineering, computers and informatics and much more.

Auto Repair Reference Center
Database contains repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles.  New repair procedures, TSBs and updates are added to the product on a regular basis.  All content has been created by ASE certified technicians.

Bloom’s Literary Reference Online
Bloom’s Literary Reference Online features content from Facts On File’s extensive print literature collection, hundreds of Harold Bloom’s essays examining the lives and works of great writers throughout history and the world, and thousands of critical articles published by noted scholars under the Bloom’s Literary Criticism imprint.

BrainPOP Jr.
BrainPOP Jr. offers animated, curricular movies, interactive quizzes, games, and activites for students grades K-3.  It encourages young learners to ask questions and form their own ideas.  Interactive feature extends key concepts, and all text I read aloud to facilitate comprehension.

Britannica Online Public Library Edition

Britannica Online School Edition

Business Source Premier
Business Source Premier
is the industry’s most used business research database, providing full text for more than 2,300 journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed titles. This database provides full text back to 1886, and searchable cited references back to 1998. This database is updated daily on EBSCOhost.

CINAHL Plus with Full Text
CINAHL Plus® with Full Text
is the world's most comprehensive source of full text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 770 journals indexed in CINAHL®. This authoritative file contains full text for many of the most used journals in the CINAHL index – with no embargo. CINAHL Plus with Full Text is the definitive research tool for all areas of nursing and allied health literature.

Computer Source
Computer Source
provides researchers with the latest information and current trends in high technology. This database offers full text for nearly 300 publications and indexing and abstracts for nearly 450 publications.

Consumer Health Complete
The single-most comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content.  It is designed to support the information needs of patients, and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics.

Credo Reference*
Credo Reference offers full text of more than 550 subject-specific encyclopedias, biographies, chronologies, and dictionaries, all from well-respected publishers.  Also offers 200,000+ images and audio files and nearly 100 videos.

CultureGrams
Database contains maps, daily life, culture,  history and customs of 181 nations.

EBSCOHOST Research Databases

Education Full Text (H.W. Wilson)
Education Full Text™ provides full text of articles from over 350 journals as far back as 1996, in addition to indexing of more than 770 periodicals dating back to 1983. Content includes in-depth coverage of special education and more than 100,000 controlled and cross-referenced names of educational tests. Subject coverage includes adult education, multicultural/ethnic education, teaching methods and much more.

ERIC
ERIC,
the Education Resource Information Center, contains more than 1.3 million records and links to more than 323,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966. 

Escolar (Spanish)
Spanish elementary encyclopedia for early readers of Spanish.

European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750
This new bibliographic database is a valuable index for libraries, scholars and individuals interested in European works that relate to the Americas. The database contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750.

Escolar (Spanish)

Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center

Fuente Academica
Fuente Académica
offers more than 450 scholarly journals from Latin America, Portugal and Spain. All major subject areas are covered with particular emphasis on agriculture, biological sciences, economics, history, law, literature, philosophy, psychology, public administration, religion and sociology. The database is updated weekly.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

GreenFILE
GreenFILE
offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.

Health Source –Consumer Edition
This database is the richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide, providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Health Source: Consumer Edition provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines

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

Historic American Newspapers

 

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

History Reference Center  (DISCUS)

Learning Express Library (Requires free registration with LearningExpress)

Library Literature & Information Science Index (H.W. Wilson)
Library Literature & Information Science Index™
provides cover-to-cover indexing of over 400 journals, including key library and information science periodicals. Coverage reaches as far back as 1980.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts

Literary Reference Center (DISCUS)

MAS Ultra – School Edition
Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for nearly 500 popular, high school magazines. MAS Ultra – School Edition also provides more than 360 full text reference books, 85,670 biographies, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and expanded full text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.

MasterFILE Premier
Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with full-text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.

MEDLINE
MEDLINE
provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 5,400 current biomedical journals. 

Middle Search Plus
Middle Search Plus
provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Middle Search Plus also contains 84,774 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and a School Image Collection of photos, maps and flags

Military & Government Collection
Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, this database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals, and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of those sites. The Military & Government Collection provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals and indexing and abstracts for more than 400 titles.

Newspaper Source Plus
Newspaper Source Plus
includes more than 860 full-text newspapers, providing more than 35 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 857,000 television and radio news transcripts

NoveList Plus
Contains expert reading recommendations for fiction and nonfiction titles for all ages from professional librarians.  Also includes quick and easy-to-use resources such as book discussion guides, thematic book lists, etc.

Primary Search
Primary Search provides full text for more than 70 popular, magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990.

Professional Development Collection
Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports. Professional Development Collection is the most comprehensive collection of full text education journals in the world.

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

Regional Business News 

Religion and Philosophy Collection
Religion & Philosophy Collection™
provides extensive coverage of such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy. With more more than 300 full text journals, the Religion & Philosophy Collection is an essential tool for researchers and students of theology and philosophical studies.

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

Small Business Reference Center

STAT Ref                  
This online resource from primalonlinelearning.com includes 20 modules on topics such as cell biology, skeletal system, muscular system, digestive system, respiratory system, and more. Each module contains an overview, learning objectives, key concepts and processes, 3D image and interactive models, narrated animations and illustrations, quizzes and reviews, pronunciation guides to key medical terms, clinical case studies for each system, clinical test, and the effects of aging on each system. You may need to allow pop-ups in your web browser to view all the content. A mobile app and training tutorials are available from the mail access page.

StudySC

Teacher Reference Center
Teacher Reference Center
provides indexing and abstracts for 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators.

 

Vocational and Career Collection
Vocational & Career Collection
is designed for vocational and technical libraries servicing high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and the general public. This collection provides full text coverage for nearly 340 trade and industry-related periodicals.

World Data Analyst

 

 
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