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Name of Database: Academic Search Complete

Name of Service: EBSCO

Web Address: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=a9h

Description: The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database, Academic Search Complete provides full text for nearly 5,400 scholarly publications, including full text for more than 4,400 peer-reviewed journals. Coverage spans virtually every area of academic study and offers information dating as far back as 1865. This database is updated on a daily basis via EBSCOhost.

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Name of Database: Access Science

Name of Service: McGraw-Hill

Web Address: http://accessscience.com

Description: AccessScience delivers more than 9,000 encyclopedia articles from the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology and research updates from the McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology — available on AccessScience first — before the print publication of the Encyclopedia and the Yearbook. The site contains more than 16,000 videos, animations, charts, and images, as well as biographies of more than 2,700 well-known scientists through the ages. You will have access to more than 100,000 definitions from the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms. Users will stay current with updated Science and technology newsfeed from Science News. A study center with Q&A’s, study guides, and essay topics is available.

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Name of Database: AGRICOLA

Name of Service: EBSCO

Web Address: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=agr

Description: This database contains bibliographic records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library. Coverage for AGRICOLA dates back to 1970 and includes more than 4.1 million citations. The citations are comprised of journal articles, monographs, theses, patents, software, audiovisual materials, and technical reports related to agriculture.

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Name of Database: AJN: American Journal of Nursing

Web Address: http://bart.blinn.edu:2048/login?url=http://ejournals.ebsco.com/Journal2.asp?JournalID=108116

Description: The American Journal of Nursing (AJN), the oldest and largest nursing journal in the world, is an award-winning, peer-reviewed, monthly journal publishing a broad range of articles in a highly readable style. AJN's authors synthesize current and classic research, as well as discuss its practical application, in primary care, acute care, critical care, long-term care, rehabilitation, and public health. Each issue features two or more articles that allow readers to obtain continuing education credit. And as the official journal of the American Nurses Association, AJN provides a vehicle for inquiry into important policies and professional issues, and in keeping with the ANA's membership in the International Council of Nurses, gives a global perspective on nursing.

Name of Database: Alternative Health Watch

Name of Service: EBSCO

Web Address: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=awh

Description: This alternative health database provides full text for 180 publications in the collection, including full text for many peer-reviewed journals. Alt HealthWatch provides in-depth coverage across the full spectrum of subject areas covered by complementary and alternative medicine dating back to 1990.

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Name of Database: American History in Video

Name of Service: Alexander Street Press

Web Address: http://ahiv.alexanderstreet.com/

Description: American History in Video provides more than 5,000 video titles, encompassing nearly 2,000 hours of video. This database allows students and researchers to analyze historical events, and their presentation over time, through commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries.

Name of Database: American Indian Histories and Culture

Name of Service: Adam Matthew (A SAGE Company)

Web Address: http://www.aihc.amdigital.co.uk/

Description: COMING SOON!

Name of Database: The American West

Name of Service: Adam Matthew (A SAGE Company)

Web Address: http://www.americanwest.amdigital.co.uk/Search/SearchAdvanced.aspx

Description: COMING SOON!

Name of Database: Bibliography of Native North Americans

Name of Service: EBSCO

Web Address: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=fph

Description: Bibliography of Native North Americans (BNNA) is 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 110,000 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.

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Name of Database: BioMed Central

Name of Service: Springer

Web Address: http://www.biomedcentral.com

Description: "What is BioMed Central?"

Name of Database: Bloom's Literature

Name of Service: Facts on File

Web Address: http://www.fofweb.com/Direct2.asp?ItemID=WE54&ID=18710

Description: Bloom’s Literature 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. This accessible database also contains an archive of more than 46,000 characters; extensive entries on literary topics, themes, movements, genres, and authors; almost 170 video segments; and more. Handy browse and search features include in-text links, record links, and numerous options for further research. Entries can be browsed by time period within American, British, and world literature; by author type; by literary genre; by nationality; by an A-to-Z list; and by subject for images and videos. Author biographies link to a list of major works, and works are linked to a list of principal characters.

Name of Database: Book Review Digest Plus

Name of Service: EBSCO

Web Address: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=brd

Description: Book Review Digest Plus includes a citation to every book review that appears in any of over 5,000+ indexed journals, over 2 million review citations, many with generous excerpts, from review sources such as newspapers, popular magazines, and academic journals with more than 118,000 new reviews added each year, “Master” records for each book, with links to reviews from various sources, retrospective coverage as far back as 1983, over 270,000 full-text reviews from more than 1,400 American, British, and Canadian periodicals, and coverage of books for children with a suggested grade range.

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Name of Database: Books in Print

Name of Service: R.R. Bowker

Web Address: http://www.booksinprint.com

Description: A professional bibliographic database with over 5 million in-print, out-of-print, forthcoming, audio book and video titles. Also, find complete publisher information including contacts with addresses.

Name of Database: Business Abstracts with Full Text

Name of Service: EBSCO

Web Address: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=bft

Description: Business Abstracts with Full Text includes full-text articles for nearly 460 publications dating back to 1982, quality indexing and abstracts for nearly 880 publications dating back to 1981, over 600,000 corporate names with cross references to specific industries. and countries, access to charts, graphs, photographs and other graphical content, Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) and North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) industry and product codes for over 190,000 subject terms.

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Name of Database: Business Source Complete

Name of Service: EBSCO

Web Address: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=bth

Description: This is the world's definitive scholarly business database, providing the ultimate collection of bibliographic and full text content. Business Source Complete contains far more active, peer-reviewed, business related journals than any other database currently available. As part of the comprehensive coverage offered by this database, indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals back to 1886 are included. In addition to the searchable cited references provided for more than 1,200 journals.

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Name of Database: Careers Internet

Name of Service: Institute for Career Research

Web Address: http://www.careers-internet.org/members/second.htm

Description: Careers Internet offers complete online versions of over 250 career reports, plus real time general personality tests to help students get started in the right direction, bulletin boards where students receive answers to questions from industry professionals, on-line videos offered for select careers, and up to the minute career news.

Name of Database: Chadwyck-Healey Literature Collections

Name of Service: Proquest

Web Address: http://collections.chadwyck.com

Description: Chadwyck-Healey Literature Collections Information Centre

Name of Database: ChemistryCentral

Name of Service: Springer

Web Address: http://www.chemistrycentral.com/

Description: Chemistry Central is an open access chemistry publisher, operated by BioMed Central and owned by Springer Science+Business Media, committed to the free and widespread dissemination of chemical research. All original research articles published by, or in co-operation with, Chemistry Central are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication.

Name of Database: CINAHL Complete

Name of Service: EBSCO

Web Address: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=ccm

Description: CINAHL Complete is the world’s most comprehensive source of full-text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 1,300 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 Complete is the definitive research tool for all areas of nursing & allied health literature and supports nursing and allied health professionals, students, educators and researchers. See this handout for more information -- http://www.ebscohost.com/nursing/products/cinahl-databases/cinahl-complete

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Name of Database: Classical Music Library

Name of Service: Alexander Street Press

Web Address: http://blinn.classical.com/

Description: Classical Music Library is the world's first classical music listening service for libraries. With a growing list of 23,000+ classical music tracks, the Classical Music Library will instantly supplement your CD collection. CML has created a clean, powerful, and user-friendly interface that enables users to organize, create, save and share their own selections of music. Listening and searching is supplemented by extensive reference materials and backed by a powerful suite of specially designed tools.

Name of Database: Computer Source

Name of Service: EBSCO

Web Address: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=cph

Description: 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.

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Name of Database: Congressional Digest

Name of Service: Congressional Digest

Web Address: http://www.congressionaldigest.com

Description: Inspires critical thinking about issues before Congress, the Supreme Court, and international forums - provides searchable content from legislative, judicial, and international policy debates dating back to 1993

Name of Database: Contemporary Authors

Name of Service: Gale

Web Address: http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/txshracd2489?db=GLD-1

Description: Provides full text bibliographical information on approximately 112,000 modern novelists, poets, playwrights, nonfiction writers, journalists and scriptwriters. Current writers, as well as the most studied literary figures of the early 20th century, and authors from around the world are featured in this resource.

Name of Database: Contemporary Literary Criticism

Name of Service: Gale

Web Address: http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/txshracd2489?db=GLD-2

Description: Provides access to full text critical essays from the Contemporary Literary Criticism series beginning with volume 95, as well as the 260 most studied authors. The author selection criteria provides researchers with a range of novelists, poets, short story writers - from established authors to emerging new talent.

Name of Database: CREDO Reference

Name of Service: CREDO Reference

Web Address: http://www.credoreference.com/

Description: With Credo Reference, you get content from hundreds of reference books covering every major subject. There are over 3 million entries, 200,000+ images (art, diagrams, maps and photos), and over 100,000 audio pronunciation files and sound clips. The content is enriched by a network of cross-reference links that cut across topics and titles to give you accurate, contextual results.

Name of Database: Dictionary of Literary Biography

Name of Service: Gale

Web Address: http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/txshracd2489?db=GLD-3

Description: The DLB provides over 12,500 full text biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of influential literary figures from all eras and genres. This is the online equivalent of the 322 volume print set of the Dictionary of Literary Biography.

Name of Database: Directory of Open Access Journals

Name of Service: Lund University Libraries

Web Address: http://www.doaj.org/

Description: This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. There are now 3000 journals in the directory. Currently 973 journals are searchable at article level. As of August 2005, 164,583 articles were included in the DOAJ service.

Name of Database: ebrary

Name of Service: ebrary, Inc.

Web Address: http://site.ebrary.com/lib/blinn/

Description: ebrary - Database of over 19,500 ebooks accessible 24/7 through the internet. Books covering allied health, social sciences, humanities and most other subjects found in the community college curriculum. Pages may be printed, highlighted or saved. These books are also accessible from Blinn's Library catalog

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Name of Database: EBSCO eBook Collection

Name of Service: EBSCO

Web Address: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=nlebk

Description: Nearly 28,000 online electronic books available through the EBSCO web site, as well as the Blinn College Library Catalog.

Name of Database:EBSCOhost en Espanol

Name of Service: EBSCO

Web Address: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.asp?profile=ehostes

Description: The standard EBSCO search interface in Spanish language format.

Name of Database: Economia y Negocios

Name of Service: EBSCO

Web Address: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=agh

Description: Economía y Negocios is the result of a collaborative effort between EBSCO Publishing and ESAN (Escuela de Administración de Negocios para Graduados). This continuously updated bibliographic database is an indispensable tool for research conducted in the areas of business and economics. More than 82,000 records, dating back to the early 1980s, providing coverage to more than 330 Spanish and Portuguese-language periodicals published in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Spain, the United States and elsewhere for research conducted in the areas of business and economics.

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Name of Database: Electronic Journals Service (EJS)

Name of Service: EBSCO

Web Address: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=eoah

Description: This database provides online access to the Blinn Library's magazine and journal subscriptions when available. The database is searchable by subject or journal title and provides usernames and passwords to gain access to the article content. The content includes over 550 periodicals titles in the Health Sciences, Humanities, Sciences, and Social Sciences.

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Name of Database: ERIC

Name of Service: EBSCO

Web Address:http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=eric

Description: The Education Resource Information Center (ERIC ®) sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education, provides access to education literature and resources from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index. ERIC contains more than 1,300,000 records and links to more than 323,000 full-text documents from ERIC back to 1966.

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Name of Database: Essay and General Literature Index

Name of Service: EBSCO

Web Address: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=egi

Description: Essay and General Literature Index is a bibliographic database that cites essays and articles contained in collections of essays and miscellaneous works published in the United States, Great Britain, and Canada. Now includes nearly 86,000 essays from almost 700 collections. Essays from more than 300 volumes and more than 20 annuals and serial publications are added annually. Also provides full bibliographic information on collective titles indexed. Focuses on the humanities and social sciences, with subject coverage ranging from economics, political science, and history to criticism of literary works, drama, and film.

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Name of Database: Fuente Academica

Name of Service: EBSCO

Web Address: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=zbh

Description: is a collection of scholarly journals from Latin America, Portugal and Spain. It is an indispensable tool of exceptional scope designed to make academic research readily accessible. All major subject areas are covered with particular emphasis on agriculture, biological sciences, economics, history, law, literature, philosophy, psychology, public administration, religion and sociology. Fuente Académica is updated on a weekly basis and currently offers the full text for more than 500 publications from 18 countries.

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Name of Database: Funk & Wagnall's New Encyclopedia

Name of Service: EBSCO

Web Address: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=funk

Description: online encyclopedia that indexes over 25,000 records, covering an array of topics. Full text for each record may be easily accessed by double clicking on the topic from the display. The database contains various images and offers brief biographies as well as information in a variety of subject areas.

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Name of Database: Gale Virtual Reference Library

Name of Service: Gale

Web Address: http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/txshracd2489?db=GVRL

Description: The Gale Virtual Reference Library is a large collection of reference sources (encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, almanacs, etc.) covering many different subjects. Also includes specialized sub-collections in the following subject areas:

  • Drama
  • Education
  • History, Government & Law
  • Kinesiology & Health
  • Literature
  • Medicine
  • Novels
  • Poetry
  • Science
  • Short Stories
  • Social Sciences

Name of Database: Global Issues in Context

Name of Service: Gale

Web Address: http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/txshracd2489?db=GIC

Description: Completely full text, GIC offers global perspectives on issues of international importance and current world events and topics in the news related to these issues. The database 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.

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Name of Database: Grzimek's Animal Life

Name of Service: Gale

Web Address: http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/txshracd2489?db=GZAL

Description: This is the online version of the 17-volume set of Grzimek's Animal Life encyclopedia. Containing information such as habitat, evolution, behavior, etc. on over 4,000 species.

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Name of Database: Handbook of Texas

Name of Service: Texas State Historical Association

Web Address: http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/

Description: The New Handbook of Texas is a multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture. It comprises more than 23,000 articles on people, places, events, historical themes, institutions, and a host of other topic categories. The scope is broad and inclusive, designed to provide readers with concise, authoritative, and accessible articles that provide factual, nonpartisan accounts on virtually every aspect of Texas history and culture.

Name of Database: Health Reference Center Academic

Name of Service: Gale

Web Address: http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/txshracd2489?db=HRCA

Description: scholarly journals in health, medicine, nursing and allied health - over 2500 topical overviews and videos and live surgeries from OR Live.

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Name of Database: Health Source - Consumer Edition

Name of Service: EBSCO

Web Address: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=hxh

Description: a rich collection of consumer health information that provides access to nearly 80 full-text, consumer health magazines, including American Fitness, Better Nutrition, Fit Pregnancy, Harvard Health Letter, Men's Health, Muscle & Fitness, Prevention, Vegetarian Times, and many others. This database also includes searchable full text for current, health-related pamphlets and nearly 130 health reference books covering topics such as AIDS, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, aging, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children's health, women's health.

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Name of Database: Health Source - Nursing / Academic Edition

Name of Service: EBSCO

Web Address: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=hch

Description:this resource provides nearly 550 scholarly or peer reviewed full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong. Lexi-PAL Drug Guide is also included

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Name of Database: HeritageQuest Online

Name of Service: Proquest

Web Address: http://www.heritagequestonline.com

Description: A comprehensive treasury of family lineage and local histories, including materials for tracing family lineages and American culture, beginning with the 13 original colonies. One can trace their family tree, research folklore topics, and trace the history of their hometown.

Name of Database: Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

Name of Service: EBSCO

Web Address: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=cfh

Description: Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center offers detailed ""how-to"" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from more than 1500 leading hobby and craft magazines and books, including Bead & Button, Creative Knitting, FineScale Modeler, Quilter's World and many more. Includes more than 720 videos, 160 hobby profiles, and over 3,000 recipes.

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Name of Database: Home Improvement Reference Center

Name of Service: EBSCO

Web Address: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=h4h

Description: Home Improvement Reference Center features full-text content from 120 leading home improvement magazines and reference books, more than 35,000 images not found anywhere else online, and nearly 100 videos of popular home repair projects. All of the content is organized in a powerful, easy-to-use manner so that users can quickly gain the information they need.

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Name of Database: Humanities Full Text

Name of Service: EBSCO

Web Address: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=hft

Description: Humanities Full Text provides full text, abstracts and bibliographic indexing of the most noted scholarly sources in the humanities, as well as specialized magazines. Content includes feature articles, interviews, obituaries and original works of fiction, drama, poetry and much more. Humanities Full Text encompasses all fields of the humanities, covering topics including art, classical studies, dance, film, journalism, philosophy, religion and much, much more. Includes full-text articles from over 330 journals, high-quality indexing of nearly 700 periodicals and periodical coverage dating as far back as 1910.

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Name of Database: Index to Texas Magazines and Documents

Name of Service: University of Houston - Victoria Library

Web Address: http://vcuhvlibrary.uhv.edu/Txindex/home.htm

Description: Librarians on the Victoria College/University of Houston-Victoria Library staff began the Index in 1986 to answer questions from students, the business community, and the general public about topics specific to Texas. Emphasis is on business, education, history, and government, with magazines of general interest also included. Over the years, magazines and documents have been added or removed from indexing as publication patterns changed.

Name of Database: Information Science & Technology Abstracts

Name of Service: EBSCO

Web Address: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=izh

Description: Information Science & Technology Abstracts is a leading database in the areas of information science. ISTA indexes journal articles from more than 450 publications plus books, research reports, and conference proceedings and patents, with ongoing comprehensive coverage of the most important periodicals in this field. Coverage dates back to the mid 1960s.

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Name of Database: Internet & Personal Computing Abstracts

Name of Service: EBSCO

Web Address: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=iqh

Description: provides abstracts and indexing for literature related to personal computing products and developments in business, the Internet, the home, and all other applied areas. Over 400 of the most important trade publications, mainstream computer magazines, and professional journals are covered, including those that focus on specific topics such as Macintosh and Windows platforms, programming, web development and more.

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Name of Database: JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association

Name of Service: EBSCO's Electronic Journal Service (EJS)

Web Address: http://ejournals.ebsco.com/direct.asp?JournalID=104177

Description: Reports on the progress in clinical medicine research and developments in other areas related to medicine.

Name of Database: Job & Career Accelerator

Name of Service: Learning Express

Web Address: http://jca.learnatest.com/lel

Description: Job & Career Accelerator is the first fully integrated online career and job search platform designed to guide any job seeker through the most effective career selection and job search possible. From creating powerful resumes and finding job and internship opportunities to assessing career alternatives and mastering interviewing skills, job seekers will have everything they need in one easy-to-use web application. With Job & Career Accelerator™, job seekers get all the tools to effectively manage and track their job search progress.

Name of Database: Learning Express Library

Name of Service: Learning Express

Web Address: http://www.learningexpresslibrary.com

Description: LearningExpress Library’s unique, interactive online learning platform provides patrons with the most comprehensive selection of career-oriented and academic resources available to help with job preparation, career advancement, career changes, and re-entry into the workforce.

Name of Database: Legal Collection

Name of Service: EBSCO

Web Address: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=lgh

Description: This database contains full text for nearly 250 of the world's most respected, scholarly law journals. The Legal Collection is an authoritative source for information on current issues, studies, thoughts and trends of the legal world.

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Name of Database: Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts

Name of Service: EBSCO

Web Address: http://www.libraryresearch.com

Description: LISTA was formerly Information Science & Technology Abstracts (ISTA). EBSCO Publishing continues ISTA's renowned coverage of information science and significantly increases the coverage of library science. 149 ISTA titles are upgraded to Core coverage, and 121 new periodicals are included. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management, search engines, printed and electronic information sources, the information industry, scholarly communication, and electronic publishing. LISTA indexes journal articles from more than 600 publications plus books, research reports, and conference proceedings. With coverage extending back to 1966, it is the oldest continuously produced database covering the field of information science.

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Name of Database: Literary Reference Center

Name of Service: EBSCO

Web Address: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=lfh

Description: Combining information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals, and original content from EBSCO, Literary Reference Center features an expansive collection of author biographies, plot summaries & work overviews, full-text essays from leading publishers, literary reference books & monographs, cover-to-cover full text for literary magazines & journals, book reviews from the most prestigious publications, poems from hundreds of sources, short stories, classic texts, author interviews, and much more. Literary Reference Center includes: More than 35,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews -- Nearly 100,000 articles/essays of literary criticism -- More than 252,000 author biographies -- 450 literary journals -- More than 78,400 classic and contemporary poems -- More than 19,700 classic and contemporary short stories -- More than 6,600 author interviews. See this video for more information.

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Name of Database: Literature Resource Center

Name of Service: Gale

Web Address: http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/txshracd2489?db=LitRC

Description: This all-inclusive database contains information on both classical and contemporary authors and their works. Obtain biographies of authors, bibliographies of all they have written, critical essays and contextual information. Search by the author’s name, the title of the work, or even by the title of the periodical or journal that is part of the database.

Name of Database: MAS Ultra: School Edition

Name of Service: EBSCO

Web Address: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=ulh

Description: Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database provides full text for nearly 500 popular general interest and current events publications with information dating as far back as 1975 for key magazines. MAS Ultra – School Edition also provides more than 500 full text pamphlets, more than 350 full text reference books, 84,011 biographies, 83,472 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 192,999 photos, maps and flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.

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Name of Database: MasterFILE Premier

Name of Service: EBSCO

Web Address: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=f5h

Description: Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,730 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also includes more than 350 full text reference books, 84,074 biographies, 86,132 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 107,135 photos, maps and flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.

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Name of Database: MedicLatina

Name of Service: EBSCO

Web Address: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=lth

Description: is a Spanish language collection of medical research and investigative journals published by renowned Latin American medical publishers. This unique database provides access to full text for nearly 100 peer-reviewed medical journals.

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Name of Database: MEDLINE

Name of Service: EBSCO

Web Address: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=cmedm

Description: 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 allows users to search abstracts from over 4,800 current biomedical journals. This database is current through 5/24/04.

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Name of Database: MedlinePlus

Name of Service: National Library of Medicine

Web Address: http://www.medlineplus.gov/

Description: MedlinePlus contains pages of carefully selected links to Web resources with authoritative health information, including dictionaries, directories, organizations, news sources and 650 health topics. It also contains links to pre-formulated searches of the MEDLINE/PubMed database, allowing you to find references to latest health professional articles on your topic.

Name of Database: Middle Search Plus

Name of Service: EBSCO

Web Address: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=mih

Description: 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.

Name of Database: Military and Government Collection

Name of Service: EBSCO

Web Address: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=mth

Description: 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 nearly 400 titles.

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Name of Database: MLA Bibliography

Name of Service: EBSCO

Web Address: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=mzh

Description: MLA International is a bibliography of journal articles, books, and dissertations. It is published by the Modern Language Association. It is a research tool for literature that contains over 1.8 million records. The file contains indexing back to 1926. Over 4,400 journals, including e-journals, are regularly reviewed for articles.

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Name of Database: Music Online

Name of Service: Alexander Street Press

Web Address: http://music.alexanderstreet.com

Description: Offers hundreds of thousands of audio recordings, growing monthly, plus 400,000 pages of scores, 100,000 pages of music reference, and over 500 hours of video. Every object in the collection is indexed for subjects, historical events, genres, people, cultural groups, places, time periods, ensembles. As a result, combined keyword and fielded search capabilities can be used to frame creative and highly targeted queries. Users can also select to view a single database by using the dropdown menu at the bottom of the homepage of Music Online.

Name of Database: National Geographic Magazine Archive: 1888 - 1994

Name of Service: Gale

Web Address: http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/txshracd2489?db=NGMA

Description: The National Geographic Magazine Archive contains every page of the magazine from it's beginning in 1888 to 1994, including feature articles, maps, images, and historical advertisements.

Name of Database: Natural & Alternative Treatments

Name of Service: EBSCO

Web Address: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=wfh

Description: The database contains almost two hundred articles on medical conditions, presenting in an evidence-based manner the alternative medicine therapies proposed for use in their treatment. It also contains detailed, evidence-based information on herbs and supplements, functional foods, and other alternative therapies such as acupuncture and homeopathy. The evidence-based content has been developed and reviewed by a team of physicians and pharmacologists with the goal of providing consumers with reliable information.

Name of Database: Nature

Name of Service: Nature Publishing Group

Web Address: http://www.nature.com/nature/index.html

Description: Nature is a weekly international journal publishing the finest peer-reviewed research in all fields of science and technology on the basis of its originality, importance, interdisciplinary interest, timeliness, accessibility, elegance and surprising conclusions. Nature also provides rapid, authoritative, insightful and arresting news and interpretation of topical and coming trends affecting science, scientists and the wider public.

Name of Database: Newspaper Source

Name of Service: EBSCO

Web Address: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=nfh

Description: provides selected full text for nearly 30 national (U.S.) and international newspapers. The database also contains full text television & radio news transcripts, and selected full text for more than 260 regional (U.S.) newspapers. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.

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Name of Database: Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Name of Service: Gale

Web Address: http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/txshracd2489?db=OVRC

Description: Opposing Viewpoints in Context is the premier full-text resource covering today’s hottest social issues, from Terrorism to Endangered Species, Stem Cell Research to Gun Control. More than 400 titles from Greenhaven Press series including Opposing Viewpoints, At Issue, Contemporary Issues Companion, and Current Controversies, Opposing Viewpoints in Context brings together all the information that’s needed to fully understand an issue: 9100 pro and con viewpoint articles, 140 full-text magazines, academic journals, and newspapers, primary source documents, government and organizational statistics, multimedia, including images and podcasts, links to hand-selected web sites, and more!

Name of Database: Oxford Music Online

Name of Service: Oxford University Press

Web Address: http://www.oxfordmusiconline.com/subscriber/

Description: Oxford Music Online is the digital version of the The Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians which is an encyclopedic dictionary of music and musicians. It is one of the largest single reference works on Western music. Also included is the The New Grove Dictionary of Opera (1992), The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, 2nd Edition (2001), The Oxford Companion to Music and The Oxford Dictionary of Music. Including 50,000 signed articles and 28,000 biographies contributed by over 6,000 scholars from around the world, Oxford Music Online is the unsurpassed authority on all aspects of music.

Name of Database: OED Online ( Oxford English Dictionary )

Name of Service: Oxford University Press

Web Address:http://www.oed.com

Description: The Oxford English Dictionary is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past.

Name of Database: Play Index

Name of Service: EBSCO

Web Address: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=pix

Description: Play Index covers one-act plays, pageants, plays in verse, radio and television plays, classic drama and monologues from playwrights such as Shakespeare, Aeschylus and Euripides, Moliere and many more, This database tells you where you can find a copy of the plays in different sources. There is no criticism or full text copies of the plays indexed.

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Name of Database: Primary Search

Name of Service: EBSCO

Web Address: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=prh

Description: Primary Search, designed specifically for elementary school libraries and public library children’s rooms, contains full text for more than 70 popular, elementary school magazines. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for nearly 100 magazines.

Name of Database: Professional Development Collection

Name of Service: EBSCO

Web Address: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=tfh

Description: Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 550 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.

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Name of Database: Project Muse

Name of Service: Johns Hopkins University Press

Web Address: http://muse.jhu.edu/search/search.cgi?searchtype=advanced

Description: Offers full text articles from over 250 scholarly journals covering the fields of literature & criticism, history, visual & performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics, and many others.

Name of Database: Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection

Name of Service: EBSCO

Web Address: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=pbh

Description: This database provides nearly 575 full text publications, including nearly 550 peer-reviewed titles. Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection covers topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods. Nearly every full text title included in this database is indexed in PsycINFO. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.

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Name of Database: Regional Business News

Name of Service: EBSCO

Web Address: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=bwh

Description: This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. This database is updated on a daily basis.

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Name of Database: Religion & Philosophy Collection

Name of Service: EBSCO

Web Address: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=rlh

Description: This database 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. Religion & Philosophy Collection offers more than 300 full text journals, including more than 250 peer-reviewed titles, making it an essential tool for researchers and students of theology and philosophical studies. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.

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Name of Database: Salem History

Name of Service: Salem Press

Web Address: http://history.salempress.com

Description: Salem History is a online database that includes the complete content of printed reference sets. At present, we have access to Great Events from History (18th and 19th centuries) and Milestone Documents in American and World History

Name of Database: Salem Literature

Name of Service: Salem Press

Web Address: http://literature.salempress.com

Description:  Salem Literature is a robust online database that includes the complete content of printed reference sets including the new Critical Insights authors and works series, the recently revised Critical Survey of Long Fiction, and Magill's Literary Annual and Masterplots, Fourth Edition.

Name of Database: Salem Science

Name of Service: Salem Press

Web Address: http://science.salempress.com

Description: Salem Science is a online database that includes the complete content of printed reference sets. At present, we have online access to the Solar System and Forensic Science.

Name of Database: Salud en Espanol

Name of Service: EBSCO

Web Address: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=chc-spa

Description:  Salud en Espanol is comprised of the Spanish-language content from the database Consumer Health Complete.  The description of Consumer Health Complete is as follows: 


“Full-text database designed to support patients’ information needs and foster understanding of health-related topics, such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, nutrition, children’s health, men & women’s health, etc.”

Name of Database: Science Online

Name of Service: Facts on File

Web Address: http://www.fofweb.com/Direct2.asp?ItemID=WE40&ID=18710

Description:  Science Online presents a broad range of scientific disciplines through extensive definitions, essays, diagrams, biographies, and experiments.  There are more than 7,500 printable diagrams, illustrations and images and more than 500 videos and flash animations for over 1,100 scientific experiments.

Name of Database: Science & Technology Collection

Name of Service: EBSCO

Web Address: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=syh

Description: The Science & Technology Collection contains full text journal articles covering relevant aspects of the scientific and technical community from more than 830 leading journals.  Topics covered include aeronautics, astrophysics, chemistry, computer technology, geology, aviation, physics, archaeology, and materials science.

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Name of Database: Scribner's Writers Series

Name of Service: Gale

Web Address: http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/txshracd2489?db=Scribner

Description:  Scribner’s Writer Series provides access to over 1,600 original and detailed bio-critical essays on the lives and works of important authors from around the world.  Many of the authors in the Scribner’s Writer Series are viewed from multiple perspectives through two, three or sometimes four essays.  Students can go directly to an entry on a specific author combine search criteria for much more complex search, or explore thematic and chronological topics to make connections among writers.

Name of Database: Serials Directory

Name of Service: EBSCO

Web Address: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=ser

Description:  Serials Directory provides access to the most up-to-date and accurate bibliographic information as well as current pricing structures for popular serials.  This database contains nearly 212,000 U.S. and international titles, including newspapers, historical data for additional titles and data from over 108,235 publishers worldwide.

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Name of Database: Short Story Index

Name of Service: EBSCO

Web Address: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=ssx

Description: Short Story Index provides detailed indexing of more than 117,000 short stories, including full text for nearly 5,000 stories. Coverage dates as far back as 1984. This database does not provide access to critiques, or literary criticism about short stories.

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Name of Database: SIRS Government Reporter

Name of Service: Proquest

Web Address: http://sks.sirs.com/cgi-bin/hst-portal-gov?id=STX0289-0-9167

Description:  SIRS Government Reporter give access to full text current and historical government documents, landmark and recent U.S. Supreme Court Decisions, information about federal departments and agencies, elected leaders and facts about U.S. congressional members and Supreme Court Justices.  Full text documents cover a wide variety of topics including health, science, economics, environment, politics, foreign affairs, business, and industry.

Name of Database: SIRS Issues Researcher

Name of Service: Proquest

Web Address: http://sks.sirs.com/cgi-bin/hst-issues-display?id=STX0289-0-3974

Description:  SIRS Issues Researcher delivers the pros and cons on today’s complex social issues. Critical current issues and enduring social issues are covered through full-text articles, multimedia, primary sources, government documents and reference material from over 1,800 national and international sources.  All publications and are hand indexed to subject headings.

Name of Database: Small Business Reference Center

Name of Service: EBSCO

Web Address: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=sbrc

Description: Small Business Reference Center offers a wide variety of information on small business and entrepreneurial subject areas, common business types, a help and advice section, and provides information on how to create business plans that lead to successful funding. Content and features include nearly 400 full text periodicals and over 450 full text reference books. Hundreds of business videos, business facts and industry information, start-up kits and business plans are also included in this great resource.

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Name of Database: Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Name of Service: EBSCO

Web Address: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=s9h

Description: Through a collection of comprehensive full-text content, Small Engine Repair Reference Center provides users with detailed, yet user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines. All of the content is organized in a powerful, easy-to-use manner so that users can quickly gain the information they need. Content and features include over 470 full-text reference books with original photos and illustrations that guide the user through every job; information on more than 25 years of many engine models; information on more than 90,000 repairs, all within a unique, user-friendly interface.

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Name of Database: STAT!Ref

Name of Service: Teton Data Systems

Web Address: http://www.blinn.edu/library/find/databases/statref.htm

Description:  STAT!Ref provides access with two versions for nursing students which contain more textbooks.  STAT! Ref National Library Alliance with ACP PIER has 33 titles [databases + nursing & medical books]  STAT! Ref National Library Alliance – Nursing has an additional 14 nursing titles.  STAT!Ref TexSelect (TexShare) with ACP PIER has 82 titles includes databases, allied health, general and specialty medical books.

Name of Database: TDNet Journal Locator

Name of Service: Teldan Information Systems

Web Address: http://www.texshare.edu/programs/academicdb/tdnet.html

Description: 
TexShare offers users access to abstracts and full-text articles from approximately 17,000 professional, scientific, academic, and medical journals through its licenses with 10 different database providers,


But because each of the database providers has its own proprietary search engine, sometimes finding a *specific* journal title or topic can be difficult.


TDNet Journal Locator solves the problem by providing a searchable list of ALL the journal titles available to TexShare users from all of the different database providers. This list includes the available holdings and an indication if full-text is available.

Name of Database: Teacher Reference Center

Name of Service: EBSCO

Web Address: http://www.TeacherReference.com

Description:  Teacher Reference Center (TRC) provides indexing to over 260 publications in the area of education, covering the following areas: Assessment, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, and Science & Mathematics.

Name of Database: Texas Digital Sanborn Maps

Name of Service: Proquest

Web Address: http://sanborn.umi.com/

Description:  Texas Digital Sandborn Maps provide digitized maps for detailed property and land-use records charting the growth and development of more than 12,000 U.S. towns and cities from the period 1867-1970.  The maps enable researchers to trace the architectural history of individual buildings or entire communities and include street blocks and building numbers in use at the time the maps were made.

Name of Database: Texas Reference Center

Name of Service: EBSCO

Web Address: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=tih

Description:  Texas Reference Center includes more than 80 full text journals and 150 full text reference books about Texas history, ethnic & cultural diversity, gender studies, literature, public health, business as well as home & garden and sports & leisure. The database contains biographies portraying famous historical and contemporary Texans such as George Herbert Walker Bush, Lady Bird Johnson, Dan Moody, Susanna Dickinson and Sam Houston. Also available in the Texas Reference Center is the Spanish-language newspaper El Sol de Texas with Texas and national news coverage. This EBSCOhost database is updated weekly.

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Name of Database: TOPICsearch

Name of Service: EBSCO

Web Address: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=tth

Description:  TOPICSearch contains over 60,000 articles from over 399 diverse sources including international and regional newspapers as well as biographies, pamphlets, public opinion polls, book reviews and government information.  This current events database allows searchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today’s classrooms.

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Name of Database: Twayne's Authors Series

Name of Service: Gale

Web Address: http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/txshracd2489?db=Twayne

Description:  Twayne’s Author Series of literary criticism offers in-depth introductions to the lives and works of writers, the history and influence of literary movements and to the development of literary genres.  It consists of three resources:  Author A-Z allows users to view full discussions of an author’s works and chronology of the author’s life.  In Depth Search allows users to design their own searches using words or phrases or customizing a search by genre, gender, nationality, and/or time period.  Research Ideas, featuring the content of nearly 600 books comprising three print series – United States Authors, English Authors and World Authors - allows user to view topics with a highly selective, curriculum-related list of writers to use as research starting points.

Name of Database: U.S. History and Culture

Name of Service: M.E. Sharpe

Web Address: http://www.sharpe-online.com/

Description: The titles in this collection offer a unique, interdisciplinary approach to U.S. History & Culture, focusing on the broad range of cultural, social, economic, and political issues; people; and events that have shaped American history. Content has been revised and updated since print publication.

Name of Database: Vocational & Career Collection

Name of Service: EBSCO

Web Address: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=voh

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

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Name of Database: World Cat

Name of Service: OCLC

Web Address: http://firstsearch.oclc.org/dbname=WorldCat;done=referer;FSIP

Description:  World Cat is the world’s most comprehensive online catalog, with more than 179 million bibliographic records representing over 400 languages on materials ranging from stone tables [1000 BC] to electronic books.  It includes the ability to search by Library of Congress or Dewey Decimal Classification numbers and to limit searches by material types, audiences and material formats. FirstSearch WorldCat Basic Search includes thousands of records containing evaluative content such as table of contents, cover art, book summaries, and notes about the authors.  WorldCat adds value to other databases in FirstSearch by linking citations to holdings that help users find these materials in their own libraries and to the Interlibrary Loan service. Users can also directly browse issues of periodicals in the ArticleFirst database from bibliographic records for these titles in WorldCat.

Name of Database: World History Collection

Name of Service: EBSCO

Web Address: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=wdh

Description:  World History Collection offers a global looks at history.  It includes content from Africa, Asia, North and South America, Europe, and the Middle East.  It contains cover-to-cover full text for over 150 titles , included many peer-reviewed [scholarly] journals.  Full text access dates back to 1964.

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