40 Databases Available to Friends of the Library

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ABI/INFORM (ProQuest) Advertising, Business and Management related database. Provides coverage of hundreds of business related periodicals in fields including advertising, marketing, accounting, finance, etc. Journals and newspapers are full-text including the Wall Street Journal (1984-present). Individual journal coverage varies in start date, with continued coverage through the present. General coverage ranges from 1971 to the present.
Academic Search Premier (EBSCO) This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,500 journals, including full text for more than 3,700 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.



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Biography Reference Center (EBSCO) More than 450,000 full text biographies, including the complete full text run of Biography Today and Biography Magazine, as well as thousands of narrative biographies that are not available in other databases.
Business Source Premier (EBSCO) Business Source Premier is a collection of popular business magazines, scholarly journals, and trade publications, including the Harvard Business Review. Business Source Premier covers accounting, banking, finance, international business, management, marketing, real estate, regional studies, sales, trade and technology.



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Digital Commons Network Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities. Hosted by BePress.
Dissertations & Theses (ProQuest) Coverage: 1861 - Current. With more than 2 million entries, PQD&T is the single, central, authoritative resource for information about doctoral dissertations and master's theses. Dissertations published from 1980 forward include 350-word abstracts written by the author. Master's theses published from 1988 forward include 150-word abstracts. UMI offers over 1.8 million titles for purchase in microfilm or paper formats. More than 600,000 are available in native or image PDF formats for immediate free download.



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Early English Books Online (EEBO) - Texts 2,400 searchable and readable editions of EEBO documents that link immediately to the corresponding image files.
EBSCO Electronic Books EBSCO's ebook collection contains over 100,000 ebooks on a wide variety of subsjects.
Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages Consists of articles on all aspects of the period from the fifth to the fifteenth century, exploring art, architecture, religion, law, science, language, philosophy, and theology, as well as cultural, religious, intellectual, social and political history. With a focus on focus on Europe and Christendom, the Encyclopedia also covers the rise of Islam and people of other cultures with whom Europeans came into contact.



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Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (EBSCO) Provides the full-text of over 25,000 encyclopedic entries searchable by subject or keywords. Updated annually.



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Health Source: Consumer Edition (EBSCO) Indexes the full text for nearly 165 journals covering health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine, and general health. Includes the British Medical Journal and The Lancet, as well as abstracts and indexing for over 180 general health, nutrition and professional health care publications.
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (EBSCO) Indexes the full text of over 520 scholarly journals focusing on many medical disciplines with a particularly strong coverage of nursing and allied health. Also featured are abstracts and indexing for over 560 journals.
History Reference Center (EBSCO) Full text for more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers and more than 150 leading history periodicals. Further, the database contains nearly 57,000 historical documents; more than 77,000 biographies of historical figures; more than 113,000 historical photos and maps; and more than 80 hours of historical video.
Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center (EBSCO) Full-text content for many of the most popular hobbies, crafts and recreation activities: Arts and Crafts, Collecting, Home and Garden, Indoor Recreation, Kids' Crafts, Model Building, Needlecrafts and Textiles, Outdoor Recreation, Performing Arts, Science and Technology, Scrapbooking and Paper Crafts.
Home Improvement Reference Center (EBSCO) Designed to assist homeowners in do-it-yourself home repair, maintenance, and remodeling projects. Step-by-step instructions for thousands of projects in the areas of plumbing, outdoor, woodworking, electrical, and decorating are provided in high-quality PDF files. Additionally, thousands of articles from magazines and reference books provide tips and suggestions to supplement the step-by-step project instructions.
House and Senate Journals, Series I, 1789-1817 Journals of the House of Representatives and Senate 1789 to 1817, covering the first 14 Congresses of the United States.



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In the First Person: Index to Letters, Diaries, Oral Histories, and Other Personal Narratives (ASP) In the First Person allows one to perform in-depth field and keyword searches across all letters, diaries, oral histories, memoirs, and autobiographies within scholarly materials that are freely available on the Web and other Alexander Street databases (including North American Women's Letters and Diaries, British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries, Oral History Online, Black Thought and Culture, Early Encounters in North America: Peoples, Cultures, and the Environment, North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries, and Oral Histories, The American Civil War: Letters and Diaries, Women and Social Movements in the U.S., North American Indian Biographical Database, and Latino Literature). With a single search, one can access thousands of personal narratives in English from archives and repositories everywhere. The search returns citation information and links to full text, audio, and video whenever available.
International Historical Statistics (Palgrave) International Historical Statistics; 1750-2010 3-volume set is the latest edition of the most authoritative collection of statistics available. Updated to 2010 wherever possible, it provides key economic and social indicators for the last 260 years, serving as an essential reference source.



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Legal Information Reference Center (EBSCO) Contains more than 310 full-text publications and thousands of legal forms. Many of the full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation's oldest and most-respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses. This database offers the everyday user the necessary tools and detailed “how-to” instructions to independently address a wide-range of legal issues including business law, financial planning, family law, property and real estate and rights and disputes.
Linguistics/Language Behavior Abstracts -- LLBA (ProQuest) 1973+ Indexes and abstracts articles from 2,000 U.S. and foreign periodicals in language use, linguistics, and related disciplines. Updated twice a year.
Literary Reference Center (EBSCO) Content includes thousands of plot summaries, essays of literary criticism, author biographies, book reviews, classic and contemporary poems, classic and contemporary short stories, and author interviews.
Literature Online (LION) Indexes the full-text of nine literary databases dealing with English poetry and drama, 18th century fiction, American and African poetry and Shakespeare. Also contains selected reference works and provides access to related literary websites.



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MAS Complete (EBSCO) Provides full text for more than 540 popular magazines, 440 full text reference books, 85,670 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps
MasterFILE Complete (EBSCO) Provides full text for more than 2,000 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1922. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Complete also contains full text for more than 1,000 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps
Middle Search Plus (EBSCO) Provides full text for over 100 magazines covering general topics appropriate for middle and jr. high school students.



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Newspaper Source Plus (EBSCO) 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.
Newswires (EBSCO) EBSCO's Newswires provides near real-time access to top world-wide news from Associated Press, United Press International, PR Newswire, Xinhua, CNN Wire, and Business Wire on a continuous basis. This content is monitored by EBSCO and relevant results are provided when users enter searches in EBSCOhost. This collection includes AP Financial News, AP Top News, AP WorldStream, AP U.S. Politics



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Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation Consists of information about the religious and social changes that altered the face of Europe in the sixteenth century, encompassing not only issues of church polity and theology but also developments in politics, economics, demographics, art and literature.
Oxford Reference Online - Art & Architecture Broad coverage of the visual arts, encompassing all major movements and styles of art from Ancient Greece to present day. Contains links to the following reference works: A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, The Oxford Dictionary of Art, A Dictionary of Modern Design, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States, The Oxford Companion to the Garden, The Oxford Companion to the Photograph, The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance, A Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Art, The Oxford Companion to Western Art.



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Philosopher's Index (ProQuest) 1940+ Indexes and abstracts 480+ journals and selected books in fifteen fields of philosophy from 38 countries. Updated quarterly.
Poetry and Short Story Reference Center (EBSCO) The most comprehensive collection of full-text poetry, short stories, and supplemental content available, offering users a historically rich collection of hundreds of thousands of poems, as well as biographies and authoritative essays on such topics as poetic forms, movements and techniques. This multifaceted database incorporates information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals as well as proprietary content from EBSCO Publishing, and includes hundreds of thousands of full-text poems and tens of thousands of short stories ranging in period from antiquity to the present. The most studied poems are supplemented with indexing covering subject, poetic forms, poetic themes, techniques, and literary periods, schools, and movements.
Points of View Reference Center (EBSCO) Points of View is designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects. High school and undergraduate students can use Points of View as a guide to debating, developing arguments, writing position papers, and developing critical thinking skills. Each Points of View Essay includes a series of questions and additional material to generate further thought. Also included are thousands of supporting articles from the world's top political and societal publications.
Primary Search (EBSCO) Provides indexing and abstracts for over 140 magazines and full text from nearly 70 children's magazines appropriate for elementary schools and children's reading rooms. Other full text sources include: The World Almanac of the U.S.A. and The World Almanac for Kids; EBSCO's Encyclopedia of Animals; Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia; full text for over 300 pamphlets; and Essential Documents of American History including The Bill of Rights, The Constitution, The Federalist Papers and the speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Updated weekly.
Professional Development Collection (EBSCO) Indexes nearly 250 full text journals designed for professional educators.
ProQuest Research Library This multi-disciplinary database includes more than 4,050 titles - nearly 2,800 in full text - from 1971 forward.



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Regional Business News (EBSCO) Contains the full text of the most recent 30 days of business news wires from all over the world. Information provided by these sources covers business, political, economic, and other diverse, international news events. Updated daily.



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Science Reference Center (EBSCO) Contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife. Science Reference Center also satisfies the demand for standards-based content by providing teachers and librarians with articles correlated to state and national curriculum standards.
Senate Executive Journals, Series I, 1789- 1866 Executive Journals of the United States Senate 1789 to 1866, covering the first Congress through the first session of the 39th Congress.



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Teacher Reference Center (EBSCO) Teacher Reference Center indexes over 260 titles from the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals, periodicals, and books. This database provides coverage on key education topics such as Assessment, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, Science & Mathematics, and more for K-12 Teachers & Librarians.



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WorldVitalRecords.com World Vital Records provides access to a variety of family history resources including databases in the following categories: Census; Birth, Marriage, and Death; Military; Immigration; Family Trees; Family Histories; Newspaper Collections; and Location specific databases.



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