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Biblical Archaeology Review: 1975 - present, full-text

Covering Biblical Archeology review, Bible Review, and Archeology Odyssey.

Biography and Genealogy Master Index

&Indexes current, readily available reference sources, as well as the most important retrospective works that cover individuals, both living and deceased, from every field of activity and from all areas of the world.

Biography Reference Center: full-text

Offers a comprehensive collection of more than 461,000 full-text biographies, including the complete full-text run of Biography Today and Biography, as well as thousands of narrative biographies that are not available in other databases. In addition to keyword searching, users can also locate biographies of interest by browsing more than 30 genre categories, including actors, authors, composers, explorers, figures relevant to U.S. & world history, inventors, musicians, Presidents of the United States, current world leaders and many others.

Book Review Index: 1965 - present, full-text

A comprehensive online guide to book reviews with over five million review citations from thousands of publications.

Contemporary Women's Issues: full-text

A multidisciplinary, full-text database that brings together relevant content from mainstream periodicals, "gray" literature, and the alternative press, with a focus on the critical issues and events that influence women's lives in more than 190 countries. Includes English-language titles from East and West Africa, Asia, and South and Central America, the Caribbean, North America and Europe. Compiles into a single collection hard-to-find newsletters and NGO research reports, plus ephemeral literature from leading research institutes and grass roots organizations.

LISTA -Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts: 1960's - present

Includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.


Gale's core repository of full-text literature; spans history and geography to offer nearly 150,000 poems, short stories, essays, speeches and plays representing the work of more than 80,000 authors. More than 660 nationalities are represented; this database supports high school and college curriculum.

Literary Reference Center: full-text

Includes information from major respected reference works, books and literary journals, as well as original content from EBSCO Publishing; contains full text for more than 35,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews; nearly 100,000 articles/essays of literary criticism; more than 252,000 author biographies (including more than 22,000 in-depth bios); 450 literary journals; more than 693,000 book reviews; more than 78,400 classic and contemporary poems; more than 19,700 classic and contemporary short stories; more than 6,600 author interviews; more than 8,200 classic texts; and much more.

Literature Resource Center

A current, comprehensive and reliable online literature database. Uniquely relevant to today's curriculum, the resource's rich critical, biographical and contextual materials support interdisciplinary approaches, information literacy, and the development of critical thinking skills. Researchers will find the information they need on authors and their works, from all time periods and from around the world.

Mango Languages

Dynamic online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian, and many more.  Also provides English-language lessons for persons from other linguistic backgrounds.

MLA Bibliography: 1963 - present, citations

Index to literature, language, linguistics, and folklore research. It includes journal articles, series, monographs, dissertations, bibliographies, and proceedings.

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Oxford English Dictionary: Definitive dictionary of the English language.

PsycARTICLES: 1894-present, selected full-text

PsycARTICLES is a database of full-text articles from journals published by the American Psychological Association, the APA Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association, and Hogrefe & Huber. The database includes all material from the print journals with the exception of advertisements and editorial board lists. In 2006, the historical backfiles of the journals were added to the database.

PsycINFO: 1887-present, selected full-text

Psychology and related fields, includes international material selected from periodicals written in over 25 languages since 1806.

Ulrichs: Periodical Directory: 1932- present

Find magazines, journals, newspapers, newsletters,`zines and more.

Web of Science: 1900 - present

Access the world’s leading scholarly literature in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities and examine proceedings of international conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions.  Includes Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index. 

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Academic OneFile: 1975 - present, full-text

Academic OneFile is a source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects, Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text with no restrictions, including full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995. Updated daily.

Academic Search Complete: 1975 - present, full-text

Comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 7,100 full-text periodicals, including more than 6,100 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 11,200 journals and a total of more than 11,700 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. Searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,300 journals.

JSTOR: Dates vary, full-text

A digital archive collection of over 600 core scholarly journals in the arts, humanities, social sciences, business, basic science, life sciences, and physical and applied sciences. Often starts with the first issues (many of which date from the 1800s).

MasterFILE Complete: full-text

Contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. This database also contains full text more than 500 reference books, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags.

Project MUSE

100% full-text, user-friendly online access to over 300 high quality humanities, arts, and social sciences journals from 60 scholarly publishers. 

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