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Articles & Databases - Descriptions

A collection of over 3,000 full-text electronic books covering a wide range of subject areas. Includes the series Daily Life Through History, Critical Companions to Popular Contemporary Authors, Historic Events of the 20th Century, and Literature in Context.

ACLS Humanities E-Book
A digital collection of over 1,700 full-text titles offered by the ACLS in collaboration with twelve learned societies and nearly 95 contributing publishers. The result is an online, fully searchable collection of high-quality books in the humanities (mostly history). These are works of major importance to historical studies -- books that remain vital to both scholars and advanced students and are frequently cited in the literature. These titles are searchable in our library catalog.

Academic Search Complete
A scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 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 1,400 journals.

An authoritative resource that contains high-quality reference material that covers all major scientific disciplines. It offers links to primary research material, videos and exclusive animations, encompassing the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology and the McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology. It also includes definitions from the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms as well as biographies of well-known scientific figures.

African-American Poetry (1750-1900)
Nearly 3,000 poems written by African-American poets in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Agricola, 1970 to the present (updated monthly)
The AGRICOLA database indexes 2,500 journals, USDA publications, state agricultural experiment station and extension services documents, FAO publications, foreign documents, conference proceedings, books, and audio-visual materials. Its subject matter covers agriculture economics and rural sociology, animal industries, animal nutrition, botany, chemistry, entomology, food and human nutrition, natural resources, plant science, soil science, veterinary medicine, and water management. Approximately 10% of the citations include abstracts.

Air & Space Magazine Archive
This collection encompasses every era of aviation and space exploration, emphasizing the human stories as well as the technology of aviation and spaceflight. The archive covers from April/May 1986 - December 2010/January 2011 and includes complete issues from that time period.

America: History & Life
A complete bibliographic reference to journal literature covering the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Together with Historical Abstracts, these are the best and most complete history indexes we have; citations include abstracts.

American Chemical Society Journal Search
You can search the journal collection of the American Chemical Society by title, author, or keyword. The ACS journals that we have access to are available full-text online, back to 1996. We have access to the following:

Chemistry of Materials
Bioconjugate Chemistry
Journal of Combinatorial Chemistry
Crystal Growth and Design
Nano Letters
Journal of Natural Products
Journal of Proteome Research
Molecular Pharmaceutics
Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
ACS Chemical Biology
ACS Nano
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Organic Process Research and Development
Accounts of Chemical Research
Analytical Chemistry
Chemical Reviews
Environmental Science & Technology
Inorganic Chemistry
Journal of the American Chemical Society
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data
The Journal of Organic Chemistry
The Journal of Physical Chemistry
The Journal of Physical Chemistry  A
The Journal of Physical Chemistry B
The Journal of Physical Chemistry C
Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
Energy & Fuels
Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research
Chemical Research in Toxicology
Organic Letters

American Civil War: Letters & Diaries
Almost 100,000 pages of primary materials, including memoirs, letters and diaries from ndividuals plus 4,000 pages of previously unpublished materials. Also inlcudes one of the most comprehensive bibliographies of Civil War letters and diaries yet published.

American Poetry (1600-1900)
Over 40,000 poems by more than 200 American poets from the Colonial Period to the early twentieth century.

American Slavery: A Composite Autobiography
A collection of the life histories of former slaves in the United States compiled through nearly 4,000 interviews with ex-slaves.

Annual Reviews
Full-text articles that synthesize the primary research literature in 38 focused disciplines within the Biomedical, Physical, and Social Sciences. Our coverage extends back to 1996.  The 38 Annual Reviews titles we have access to (out of the total of 45) are:

Annual Review of Animal Biosciences (new 2013)

Annual Review of Analytical Chemistry

Annual Review of Anthropology

Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics

Annual Review of Biochemistry

Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering

Annual Review of Biophysics and Biomolecular Structure

Annual Review of Cell and Developmental Biology

Annual Review of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (new 2010)

Annual Review of Clinical Psychology

Annual Review of Condensed Matter Physics (new 2010)

Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics

Annual Review of Entomology

Annual Review of Environment and Resources

Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics

Annual Review of Food Science and Technology (new 2010)

Annual Review of Genetics

Annual Review of Genomics and Human Genetics

Annual Review of Immunology

Annual Review of Law and Social Science

Annual Review of Materials Research

Annual Review of Marine Science (new 2009)

Annual Review of Medicine

Annual Review of Microbiology

Annual Review of Neuroscience

Annual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science

Annual Review of Nutrition

Annual Review of Pathology

Annual Review of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Annual Review of Physical Chemistry

Annual Review of Physiology

Annual Review of Phytopathology

Annual Review of Plant Biology

Annual Review of Political Science

Annual Review of Psychology

Annual Review of Public Health

Annual Review of Sociology

Developed by the American Anthropological Association (AAA), AnthroSource brings 100 years of anthropological material online, including: current issues for 15 of the AAA's most critical peer-reviewed publications, including American Anthropologist, American Ethnologist, Anthropology and Education Quarterly, and Medical Anthropology Quarterly; an electronic archive of all AAA journals; and, seamless access to archival content housed at JSTOR for key AAA publications including American Anthropologist.

Appropriate Technology Library
A large collection of over 1,000 full-text practical books on village and small community technology. The publications are reviewed in The Sourcebook (with links to the texts) and cover water supply systems, renewable energy, agricultural tools and implements, intensive gardening, forestry, housing, and other topics. Most of the publications are from the 70s and 80s, but are still useful as guides to do-it-yourself technology. Note: this resource is only available when on the local campus network.

An important destination for searching through historical documents, personal papers, and family histories held in archives around the world. Thousands of libraries, museums, and archives have contributed nearly a million collection descriptions to ArchiveGrid. Researchers can discover the items in each of these collections, then contact the archives to learn how to access the materials. Provides access to primary source information, including birth and death records, ship logs, cemetery records, and more.

Art & Architecture Complete, 1990 to the present
Provides full-text coverage of 380 periodicals and more than 220 books. In addition, this database offers cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for more than 780 academic journals, magazines and trade publications, as well as for over 230 books. Includes an Image Collection of over 63,000 images provided by Picture Desk and others.

Artemis Literary Sources
A large collection of literary sources from Gale Publishing, all searchable from one interface. Includes the following:

Literature Resource Center, Literature Criticism Online (inc. Contemporary Authors, Dictionary of Literary Biography, Contemporary Literary Criticism, and Nineteenth Century Literature Criticism), Scribner's Writers, Twayne's Authors, and literature titles from Gale Virtual Reference Library.

ArticleFirst, 1990 to the present
Describes items listed on the Table of Contents pages of individual issues of journals in science, technology, medicine, social science, business, the humanities, and popular culture.

A repository of approximately 300,000 images covering art, architecture and archeology. The collections cover a wide variety of civilizations, time-periods, and media. The images are drawn from different sources, such as museums, archaeological teams, photo rchives, slide collections, and art reference publishers. ARTstor's software tools will support a wide range of pedagogical and research uses including: viewing and analyzing images through features such as zooming and panning, saving groups of images online for personal or shared uses, and creating and delivering presentations both online and offline.

ATLAS Religion Database
Provides a collection of major religious and theology journals and contains full text journals representing all major religious faiths, denominations and language groups. Coverage in this collection dates back to 1949.

Biography In Context
A comprehensive database of biographical information on more than one million people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas.

Biography Reference Center
Biography Reference Center offers a comprehensive collection of 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.  

Biological & Agricultural Index, 7/1983 to the present
Indexes English-language periodicals in life sciences and agricultural subjects, published in the U.S. and elsewhere. Includes book reviews.

Biological Abstracts, 1926 to the present
A leading reference database in the life sciences, providing abstracts to over 4,000 journals. Biological Abstracts covers the following fields and more: botany, microbiology, pharmacology, biochemistry, evolutionary ecology, neurology and toxicology. The backfile of Biological Abstracts, covering 1926-1969, was made possible by a donation from the Eggler Fund, which provides funding for journal resources in biology.

A full-text aggregation of bioscience research journals focusing on the biological, ecological and environmental sciences. Our subscription is made possible by the Eggler Fund, which provides funding for journal resources in biology.

Britannica Online
Britannica Online contains the full text of the 32-volume Encyclopedia Britannica (both Micropaedia and Macropaedia) and hundreds of articles not found in the print Britannica, their annual Britannica Book of the Year (since 1993), Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary (10th ed.), and thousands of links to other Web sites.

Business Full Text
A full text database that indexes and abstracts articles from English-language periodicals published in the United States and elsewhere, including the leading business magazines and trade and research journals, plus the full text of selected periodicals. Full text coverage begins in January 1995.

Business Source Complete
Provides comprehensive access to abstracts and indexing for thousands of titles, including The Wall Street Journal, plus searchable full text for more than 8,800 business periodicals.

CAMIO Art Images
Provides rights-cleared, high-quality art images for class projects, art history and studio art programs, course Web sites, lectures, presentations, and research resources.

Choice Reviews Online
The premier source for reviews of academic books, electronic media, and internet resources of interest to those in higher education.

Chronicle of Higher Education Online, full text back to 1989
Full-text articles from the leading source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. The Chronicle's Web site features the complete contents of the latest print issue; daily news and advice columns; thousands of current job listings; articles published since September 1989; discussion forums; and career-building tools such as online CV's, salary databases, and more.

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers , 1982 to the present
Chronicling America is a website from the Library of Congress providing access to information about historic newspapers and select digitized newspaper pages. Full text images of newspapers cover from 1836-1922. The site also includes a newspaper directory, covering 1690-present. See for more info.

Index of Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities. CLASE indexes documents published in Latin American journals specializing in the social sciences and humanities. PERIODICA covers journals specializing in science and technology. Offers access to more than 300,000 bibliographic citations from documents published in 2,600 scholarly journals published in the Spanish, Portuguese, French and English languages.

Columbia Granger's World of Poetry

Contains 250,000 poems in full text and 450,000 citations. The poems in full text are the most widely-read in the English language, as well as in Spanish, French, German, and Italian. Included also is poetry in Portuguese, Polish, Yiddish, Welsh, Gaelic, and other Celtic languages, as well as poems in the ancient languages: Anglo-Saxon, Provencal and Latin.

The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry offers complete coverage of the works of several individual great poets, including the complete poems of Shelley, Blake, Burns, Keats, Marvell, Poe, Unamuno, Heine, Baudelaire, and other major poets.

In addition users will find a wealth of current poetry from some of the best poetry periodicals, such as Poetry Magazine, The Southern Review, and Poetry Northwest.

Granger's 6,000 subject headings are organized in a hierarchical structure of related themes and categories.  Poems can be found under each category and sub-category. 

There are numerous commentaries on individual poems as well as biographies of leading poets.  Each commentary puts the poem in its historical context and describes, when necessary, "what happens" in the poem. It provides notes on proper names and difficult terms and explains the form of the poem and the author's technique. It provides also a bibliography on the poem. Throughout the commentaries are links to other poems by the same poet, to other poems on the same subject, and to other poets.

Contemporary Literary Criticism
We have full-text access to hundreds of volume from this standard reference work in literary criticism (through v. 330 at the moment)! Each volume profiles influential writers via excerpted passages from selected criticism.

CQ Researcher
CQ Researcher is a good place to begin research on current topics. The weekly publication covers the most current and controversial issues of the day with complete summaries, full-text articles, all the pros and cons, two bibliographies and more. Users may browse through articles in the current issue or search for past articles using words, dates or other criteria.

CQ Weekly
Coverage of the U.S. Congress: status of bills, votes and amendments, floor and committee activity, etc.

Credo Reference
Includes the full-text of almost 500 reference books from over 70 leading academic publishers. It covers nearly all subject areas and can be searched as a whole collection or by individual titles. It also provides seamless linking to other trusted resources related to your topic.

Dictionary of Literary Biography
Provides more than 16,000 biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of the world's most influential literary figures from all eras and genres. Comprised of the entire award-winning Dictionary of Literary Biography series of nearly 400 volumes, which over its 30-year history has been dedicated to making literature and its creators better understood and more accessible to students and interested readers, DLB Complete Online includes the DLB main series, the DLB Documentary Series, and the DLB Yearbook Series - all delivered in an easy-to-use online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals.

Digital Library of Appalachia
Provides online access to archival and historical materials related to the culture of the southern and central Appalachian region. The contents of the DLA are drawn from special collections of Appalachian College Association member libraries.

E & E (Environment & Energy) Publishing
A leading source for comprehensive, daily coverage of environmental and energy policy and markets. E&E's five daily online publications are considered "must-reads" by people who track and influence energy, environmental and climate policy. The entire site can be searched at once, or users can browse the individual sections: EnergyWire, ClimateWire, E & E Daily, GreenWire, E & E NewsPM, E & E TV, and Reports.

Early American Imprints, Series I. Evans (1639-1800)
This collection of documents has served as a foundation set for research involving early American history, literature, philosophy, religion, and more. Series I. Evans is "the definitive resource for information about every aspect of life in 17th- and 18th-century America."

Early American Newspapers, Series I, (1690-1876)
More than 700 historical American newspapers from 23 states and the District of Columbia, offering over a million and a half fully searchable page images from the original papers.

Early Encounters in North America: Peoples, Cultures, and the Environment
A large collection of primary documents (letters, diaries, memoirs, etc.) providing early accounts of North American exploration and discovery. Includes perspectives from Native Americans, Europeans, Americans, and Africans. Also covers the environment of early North America (e.g., prints and illustrations of fauna and flora).

eBooks on EBSCOhost
Over 60,000 electronic books are available, covering a wide range of subjects.

ebrary Ebook Collection
The "Academic Complete" collection provides over 70,000 ebooks from dozens of trusted academic publishers, covering a wide variety of subject areas. Books may be downloaded onto multiple devices.

Education Full Text
A database that indexes and abstracts articles from English-language periodicals and yearbooks published in the United States and elsewhere. English-language books relating to education published in 1995 or later are also indexed. Abstracting coverage begins with January 1994. Full-text coverage begins in January 1996.

Encyclopedia of Life Sciences
"The most ambitious reference work ever to be published in the biological sciences," with over 3,000 specially commissioned, peer-reviewed and continually updated articles.

English Poetry (600-1900)
Essentially the complete English poetic canon from 600 to 1900. Over 165,000 poems by more than 1,250 poets drawn from nearly 4,500 printed sources.

Entrepreneurial Studies Source
Provides the latest insight into topics relevant to entrepreneurship and small business. This database offers users full text for more than 125 key periodicals, 135 reference books, case studies, thousands of company profiles and over 600 videos with transcripts and related articles from the Harvard Faculty Series and Vator.TV.

Environment Complete
This resource offers deep coverage in applicable areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more. Contains more than 2.4 million records from more than 2,200 domestic and international titles going back to 1888 (including over 1,350 active core titles) as well as more than 190 monographs, such as Encyclopedia of World Environmental History (3 volumes), Advances in Water Treatment & Environmental Management, etc. The database also contains full text for more than 920 journals, such as Environment (back to 1975), Ecologist, Conservation Biology, etc.

ERIC (Education Resources Information Center), 1966 to the present (updated quarterly)
ERIC contains citations and abstracts of the international journal and report literature in education and related fields. Subjects include all aspects of education, including child development, classroom techniques, computer education, counseling and testing, administration, higher education, library science, and vocational and adult education. Sources include more than 980 journals, educational reports, project descriptions, curriculum guides, and dissertations. There are links to many full-text documents.

Ethnic NewsWatch
A full-text general reference database of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press. The titles in Ethnic NewsWatch represent the diversity of the American population in ways that are generally not seen in the mainstream media.

European Views of the Americas
Created from European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed in Europe Relating to the Americas, 1493-1750, the authoritative bibliography that is well-known and respected by scholars worldwide. The database contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. It covers the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of Native American peoples. A wide range of subject areas are covered; from natural disasters to disease outbreaks and slavery.

Faber Poetry Library
A collection of some of the most influential poets of the twentieth century. The Faber list includes Ted Hughes, Seamus Heaney, T. S. Eliot and Sylvia Plath covering the seventy year history of this major publishing house.

Federal Surveillance of African Americans, 1920-1984
Part of Gale Publishing's "Archives Unbound."  Black Americans of all political persuasions were subject to federal scrutiny, harassment, and prosecution. The FBI enlisted black "confidential special informants" to infiltrate a variety of organizations. Hundreds of documents in this collection were originated by such operatives. The reports provide a wealth of detail on "Negro" radicals and their organizations that can be found nowhere else. In addition to infiltration, the Bureau contributed to the infringement of First Amendment freedoms by making its agents a constant visible presence at radical rallies and meetings. Militant Socialist A. Philip Randolph was followed from city to city, and The Messenger's office was vandalized by zealous protectors of the nation's security. A perusal of Bureau case files for this period persuasively argues that black radicalism was one of the major preoccupations and targets of the federal investigatory network.

Films on Demand
We have a subscription to the Master Academic streaming video collection, giving us access to over 6,400 full-length video programs and 74,000 video segments. Collections cover the humanities & social sciences, business & economics, science & mathematics, and health & medicine. Producers of films include: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, NBC, CNBC, ABC, PBS, BBC, National Geographic, and many more.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
A collection of over 1,200 electronic reference books covering a wide range of topics.

Titles can be searched together (the default) or users can search individual titles.

These titles can also be accessed through the library catalog.

General Science Full Text
A database that indexes and abstracts articles from English-language periodicals published in the United States and Great Britain plus the full text of selected periodicals. Periodical coverage includes popular science magazines as well as professional journals. General Science Full Text also covers The New York Times Science Section (published weekly on Tuesday). Abstracting coverage begins with periodicals published in March 1993. Full text coverage begins in January 1995.

Global Plants (from JSTOR)
Global Plants is the largest database of its kind, containing information on more than two million plant specimens. Users can perform searches on numerous fields, including species, genus, family, country, collector, specimen type, or resource (maps, articles, photos, reports, paintings, etc.), to obtain a wide variety of information. One can tap into 270 herbaria worldwide, including such noted herbaria as the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, the Missouri Botanical Garden, and The New York Botanical Garden. High-resolution images of herbarium specimens accompany each entry; the object viewer allows subscribers to zoom in and actually take measurements of a specimen. In addition, Global Plants allows experts to contribute information or submit corrections on plant species, so one can quickly review recent developments in plant study. Each entry provides links to relevant journal and book references. Subscribers can save information in a personal profile, MyPlants.

Google Scholar
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.

Google Scholar works in conjunction with the subscription library databases to help you complete a comprehensive literature search. Often, you will be linked to the complete document available from a library source. Other times, the document will be freely available on the web.

Google Scholar easily allows you to explore related works and offers "cited by" links which can also lead to other excellent sources.

GPO Monthly Catalog
Bibliographic citations for all types of U.S. government documents, including Congressional reports, hearings, debates, and records; judiciary materials; and documents issued by executive departments (Defense, State, Labor, Office of the President, etc.).

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, 1984 to the present
This database provides consumer oriented information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine, and general health. Includes searchable full text for over 150 consumer health journals, abstracts and indexing for nearly 175 general health, nutrition and professional health care publications, and thousands of essays covering eight major health related subjects, including adult health, behavioral health, cardiology, drug and medication information, pediatric health, senior health, women's health, and sports medicine.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
Provides more than 400 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Also featured are abstracts and indexing for over 500 journals. Includes Stedman's Medical Dictionary.

Provides libraries with a unique, growing collection of research materials for tracing family history and American culture. Contains original page images for all documents, over 25,000 books, the entire U.S. Federal Census, PERSI™, and other expanding collections.

Historical Abstracts
A complete reference guide to journal literature covering the history of the world from 1450 to the present (excluding the United States and Canada, which are covered in America: History and Life). Together with America: History & Life, these are the best and most complete history indexes we have; citations include abstracts.

Historical Statistics of the United States
A standard source for the quantitative facts of American history, completely expanded and revised from the print edition. The fully searchable and downloadable electronic edition permits users to graph individual tables and create customized tables and spreadsheets. Tables include full documentation, sources, and footnotes.

Humanties Full Text
A database that cites articles from English-language periodicals, plus the full text of selected periodicals. Periodical coverage includes some of the best-known scholarly journals and numerous lesser-known but important specialized magazines. Full-text coverage begins in January 1995.

Humanties Index Retrospective: 1907-1984
Provides indexing for important humanities-related content--including nearly 800 periodicals, over 1,000,000 articles, and citations for over 155,000 book reviews. Includes complete coverage of the following print indexes: International Index: 18 volumes, 1907 - March 1965; Social Sciences & Humanities Index: 9 volumes, April 1965--March 1974; Humanities Index: 10 volumes, April 1974 -- March 1984. Subject coverage includes:

  • Archaeology
  • Area Studies
  • Art
  • Classical Studies
  • Communications
  • Dance
  • Film
  • Folklore
  • Gender Studies
  • History
  • Journalism
  • Linguistics
  • Literary & Social Criticism
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Performing Arts
  • Philosophy
  • Religion & Theology

Infotrac Newsstand
Indexes and provides full-text access to 2,500 U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as newswire articles, and radio and TV news transcripts. Includes full text access to The New York Times from 1985 - present; selective historic full text from 18 North Carolina based newspapers; and selective current full text to another 15 NC newspapers.

International Historical Statistics (1750-2010)
The most authoritative collection of international historical 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.

JSTOR - The Scholarly Journal Archive
This database provides complete archives of core scholarly journals, many of which date from the 1800s (and some earlier), covering a wide range of disciplines in the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. The most recent issues of journals are not included (typically, there is a 2-5 year gap).

LearningExpress Library
Provides an interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help patrons, students, and adult learners succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass.  Also includes a Career Center to explore occupations and improve skills.

LexisNexis Academic
LexisNexis contains a large collection of: newspapers (US and international), legal cases and law reviews, and company profiles. Users can search those categories separately or search the entire database at once. "Research Guides" are available to assist with search questions.

LISTA: Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
An international abstracting and indexing tool designed for library professionals and other information specialists.

Literary Reference Center Plus
Provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. Literary Reference Center is a full-text database that combines information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals as well as original content from EBSCO Publishing. Literary Reference Center contains full text for more than 35,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, nearly 100,000 articles/essays of literary criticisms, more than 259,000 author biographies (including more than 22,000 in-depth bios), more than 675 literary journals, more than 704,000 book reviews, nearly 98,000 classic and contemporary poems, more than 22,600 classic and contemporary short stories, more than 6,500 author interviews, more than 8,200 classic texts and much more. In addition, Literary Reference Center includes Merriam Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature, Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature, Continuum Encyclopedia of Children's Literature, The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, Beacham's Research Guide to Biography and Criticism (six volumes), The Oxford Illustrated History of English Literature, The Columbia Companion to the 20th Century American Short Story, all of MagillOnLiterature Plus, and much more.

Literature Resource Center
Provides access to biographies, bibliographies and critical analysis of authors from every age and literary discipline and covers more than 90,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists and other writers, with in-depth coverage of 2,000 of the most-studied authors. Includes the complete text from the print Contemporary Authors series.

Mango Languages
Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian and more. There are also several ESL modules. You first need to register a personal account to use Mango. Go to "Create a Profile" and enter your email address and make up a password. Then, you are all set and can use Mango on campus or off campus.

Military and Government Collection
Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military, this database offers a thorough collection of military titles, trade publications, and news weeklies. It includes abstracts and indexing for nearly 400 titles providing cover to cover full text for nearly 350. The database also includes full text for 245 pamphlets.

MLA International Bibliography, 1926 to the present (updated 10 times per year)
The Modern Language Association International Bibliography indexes 3,000 English language and foreign periodicals as well as books, book chapters, essay collections, and dissertations. Its subject matter includes critical works on literature, language, linguistics, and folklore. Reviews of literary and scholarly works are not included. Abstracts are not included.

Morningstar Library Edition
Comprehensive information on mutual funds and stocks.

Mountain People: Life and Culture in Appalachia
Part of Gale Publishing's "Archives Unbound." Interweaving social, political, environmental, economic, and popular history, this collection chronicles the Appalachian past. Along the way, it explores Appalachia's contradictory images that have shaped perceptions of the region as both the essence of America and a place apart. The collection begins its story in the colonial era and describes the bloody warfare as migrants from Europe and their American-born offspring fought and eventually displaced Appalachia's Native American inhabitants. It depicts the evolution of a backwoods farm-and-forest society, its divided and unhappy fate during the Civil War, and the emergence of a new industrial order as railroads, towns, and mining industries penetrated deeper and deeper into the mountains. Throughout the collection, a wide range of Appalachian voices enlivens the analysis and reminds us of the importance of storytelling in the ways the people of Appalachia define themselves and their region.

MyiLibrary E-Books
More than 350 full-text online books on a variety of topics, including Language Learning, Medical and Health, American History, World History, North Carolina History, Literature, Art, Do-It-Yourself, and Criminology. These titles can also be found in our library catalog.

National Geographic Magazine Archive
Recognized for some of the highest-quality photojournalism and cartography in the world, this award-winning, iconic magazine is famous for providing unparalleled, in-depth coverage of cultures, nature, science, technology and the environment. Featuring the complete archive of the magazine to the mid-1990s, National Geographic Magazine Archive includes every page and every photograph, all fully searchable through an intuitive interface, from 1888-1994.

Natural Standard: The Authority on Integrative Medicine
Natural Standard was founded by healthcare providers and researchers to provide high-quality, evidence-based information about complementary and alternative medicine including dietary supplements and integrative therapies. Grades reflect the level of available scientific data for or against the use of each therapy for a specific medical condition.

NC LIVE Business Portal
Provides important business information and tools for entrepreneurs, investors, and small business owners. Includes links to many resources provided by NC LIVE.

NC LIVE Home Grown eBook Collection
A collection of more than 1,200 eBooks from a variety of North Carolina publishers, including UNC Press, Algonquin, and McFarland. Includes popular and scholarly nonfiction, novels (sci-fi, fantasy, horror, mysteries, etc.), and award-winning short fiction and poetry. Books can easily be read online or downloaded to a variety of tablets.

All of the titles can be found in the library catalog (to browse them, just enter a keyword search such as "NC LIVE home grown"). Or, use the link from the page of databases to browse and search for titles. This collection offers unlimited simultaneous usage, so all titles are always available.

NC LIVE Jobs Portal
A good starting point for those who are job hunting or looking to jump start their careers. Includes the "Career Library" (provides career and job descriptions, and matches interests to occupations and education prospects through assessment and planning tools), the "Job & Career Accelerator" (gives detailed information on over 1,000 different occupations and allows you to search local and national job openings), and "Learning Express" (instantly scored licensing, certification, and aptitude practice tests, online career preparation, and vital information for a wide variety of occupations).

NC LIVE Video Collection
More than 250 high quality documentary and educational video programs produced for the Public Broadcasting Corporation. The collection includes programming covering the sciences, US and world history, biography, current events, and the arts, as well as a variety of other subjects. In addition, several educational series for children are included. Includes series such as: American Experience, American Masters, Cyberchase, Frontline, Ken Burns, Liberty's Kids, and Scientific American Frontiers.

New York
Warren Wilson has an academic site license to The New York Times web site. This "Group Pass" gives you unlimited access to all content on the site, with the exception of a limitation on the number of articles you can view from the archive period 1923-1980 (to have unlmited access to all archival content back to 1851, it is best to use our "New York Times Historical" database).

New Users: To activate your individual license, you must physically be on campus and within the campus network. Once activated, the license is good for one year.

At the end of the one-year license, you will need to return to the url below to re-activate another license (using your existing login).

1. Go to 2. Create an account using your school email address. If you already have an account using your school email address, you may log in with those credentials. IMPORTANT: If you have an individual paid digital subscription to the using your Warren Wilson email address and want to cancel it so that you can take advantage of our institutional group pass, YOU SHOULD FIRST CHANGE THE EMAIL ADDRESS ASSOCIATED WITH THAT ACCOUNT TO A NON-WWC ADDRESS. Once you have changed the email address, you should be able to cancel the account and sign on to the Group Pass. Also note that the Group Pass does not allow the use of tablet apps, though mobile apps for phones will work (you can also just use the mobile NYT site on either a phone or tablet). 3. When you see START YOUR ACCESS, the expiration time and date of your pass will appear. 4. Go to and enjoy your full access from any location, whether you are on campus or off.

New York Times Historical
Full-image articles of the newspaper back to the very first issue in 1851 up through 2009.

Newspaper Source Plus
Provides cover-to-cover full text for 149 national & international newspapers, including The Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, The Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Times (London), The Age, The Australian, The Toronto Star, The Irish Times and others. The database also contains selective full text for more than 410 U.S newspapers, including The Chicago Tribune, The Detroit Free Press, San Jose Mercury News, etc. Web news feeds as well as Associated Press (AP) and United Press International (UPI) stories are also included (look on right sidebar for these). In addition, full-text television & radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, National Public Radio (NPR), etc.

Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism
We have full-text access to hundreds of volume from this standard reference work in literary criticism (up through v. 264 at the moment)! Each volume presents overviews of four to eight authors with chronologically arranged criticism representing the entire range of response to each author.

North American Women's Letters & Diaries
Includes the immediate experiences of 442 women, as revealed in approximately 50,000 pages of diaries and letters spanning more than 300 years. The collection includes one of the most comprehensive bibliographies of women's diaries and letters yet published. Also includes more than 1,500 biographies.

North Carolina Newspapers
This collection includes full page images from student and community newspapers from schools and towns around North Carolina, dating back to 1824.

North Carolina Periodicals Index
Provides access to selected articles in over 40 periodicals published in NC, many of which are not indexed elsewhere. Coverage for most titles began in 1992; includes abstracts.

OAIster is a union catalog of digital resources from archive collections around the world. It represents multidisciplinary resources from more than 1,100 contributors worldwide. Records contain a digital object link allowing users access to the object. Includes items such as theses, technical reports, research papers, government documents, and images.

OmniFile Full Text
Coverage dates: Indexing 1982+, Abstracting 1984+, select Full Text 1994+

OmniFile is a collection of full-text databases that provides select full text articles, page images, article abstracts, and citations from thousands of sources (full text of articles from over 1,750 publications and article abstracts and indexing from over 3,500 publications). Contains everything (all the indexing, abstracting, and full text) that is contained in these six Wilson databases: Education Full Text, General Science Full Text, Humanities Full Text, Readers' Guide Full Text, Social Sciences Full Text, and Business Full Text.

Oxford Art Online
The most comprehensive online reference resource for all aspects of the visual arts from prehistory to the present day. Includes: Grove Art Online,The Oxford Companion to Western Art , Encyclopedia of Aesthetics , and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms.

Oxford English Dictionary Online
"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. It traces the usage of words through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources."

Oxford Music Online
A gateway to excellent music reference sources, including Grove Music Online, The Oxford Dictionary of Music, and The Oxford Companion to Music.

Oxford Reference Premium
A bundled collection of quality Oxford reference titles, from core dictionaries to more in-depth, single-volume encyclopedias and other research companions.  A great starting point for beginning research in a wide variety of areas.

PapersFirst, 10/1993 to the present
Index of papers included in every congress, conference, exposition, workshop, symposium, and meeting received at The British Library.

Philosopher's Index
A current and comprehensive bibliographic database covering scholarly research in all major fields of philosophy. Considered the most thorough index of journal literature on the subject, this resource features author-written abstracts covering scholarly research published in journals and books, including contributions to anthologies and book reviews. The database includes research published since 1940, covering more than 1,500 journal titles from over 450 different publishers. Links to full articles are provided when available.

Points of View
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 debate, developing arguments, writing position papers, and for development of 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.

Polling the Nations
A compilation of more than 14,000 surveys conducted by more than 700 polling organizations in the United States and more than 80 other countries from 1986 to the present. Each of the nearly 350,000 records reports a question asked and the responses given. Covers over 4,000 topics.

ProceedingsFirst, 10/1993 to the present
Citations of every congress, symposium, conference, exposition, workshop and meeting received at The British Library.

Pronunciator provides interactive, self-paced language learning for 80 languages and ESL for 50 non-English languages. This resource includes audio lessons, interactive textbooks, quizzes, intelligent flashcards, phrasebooks and pronunciation analysis. Users create their own login to access the resource and track their progress.

Pronunciator requires a web browser with JavaScript enabled and Flash version 10.0 or higher. Users can also access the resource with an iOS or Android tablet or phone. User manuals are available within the resource.

ProQuest Central
A large multi-purpose full-text resource of magazines, journals and newspapers, including peer-reviewed and scholarly works. ProQuest Central compiles a wide variety of ProQuest databases covering many subjects in one central platform.

ProQuest Religion
Coverage of religious affairs and religious thinking from top periodicals in the field. Includes the full text of almost 100 journals.

ProQuest Research Library
Provides comprehensive indexing and abstracting to articles from over 1,800 periodicals covering a variety of subject areas, plus current coverage of articles from The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Also includes full text and/or page image for over 600 of these titles.

The full-text article database from the American Psychological Association. Includes the full text of around 40 journals, most from 1988 to the present.

PsycINFO, 1887 to the present (updated regularly)
The PsycINFO database covers the professional and academic literature in psychology and related disciplines including medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linguistics, and other areas. PsycINFO's coverage is worldwide, and includes references and abstracts to over 1300 journals in more than 20 languages, and to book chapters and books in the English language. Over 50,000 references are added annually. Also indexes dissertations.

A bibliographic database from the National Library of Medicine that contains references to journal articles in the life sciences with a concentration on biomedicine. The database contains citations from 1950 to the present, with some older material. PubMed Central is the free full-text subset of PubMed.

PubMed Central
A free digital archive of full-text biomedical and life sciences journal literature. PubMed Central is a subset of the larger PubMed citation and abstract database.

Readers' Guide Full Text
A database containing comprehensive indexing and abstracting of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and Canada, plus the full text of selected periodicals. Full-text coverage begins in January 1994 for most titles.

Readers' Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982
One of the classic reference sources providing coverage of mainstream magazines goes online, offering full coverage of the original paper volumes, providing indexing of over three million articles from more than 550 leading magazines. This important resource offers access to a wide range of information about history, culture, science and seminal developments across nearly a century.

Recorded Books E-Audio Books
Provides downloadable audio books. Users will need to create a personal account to download and transfer audiobooks. Mac users will need to download the Media Manager (there is a link on the site's home page to get this). The collection includes a variety of popular fiction and classics, as well as nonfiction in biography, business, history, and more.

A business and consumer research platform that helps you create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds, and locate people. Modules include: US Businesses, US White Pages, US Healthcare, Canadian Businesses, Canadian White Pages, US New Businesses, US New Movers/New Homeowners, US Consumers/Lifestyles, and US Jobs/Internships.

Sanborn Maps - North Carolina
Provides digital access to 11,173 large-scale maps of 158 North Carolina towns and cities. Users have the ability to easily manipulate the maps, magnify and zoom in on specific sections, and compare maps from different years (from 1867 - 1970). Originally made as fire insurance maps, these maps are valuable historical tools for urban specialists, social historians, architects, geographers, genealogists, local historians, planners, environmentalists and anyone who wants to learn about the history, growth, and development of American cities, towns, and neighborhoods.

Provides indexing and full-text access for over 2,500 journals in health and life sciences, physical sciences, social and behavioral sciences, and a small number in arts and humanities. Also includes several thousand e-books in these fields.

Science in Context
From Gale Publishing--includes reference content, plus magazines, journals, news sources, experiments, and more, covering earth science, life science, space, technology, mathematics, science history, and biography.

Scientific American Magazine Archive, 1948-2005
Scientific American is a long-running premier magazine of scientific discovery and technological innovation for the general public. Readers turn to it for a deep understanding of how science and technology can influence human affairs and illuminate the natural world. In every issue, leading scientists, inventors and engineers from diverse fields describe their ideas and achievements in clear and accessible prose; the work of select journalists rounds out the offerings. The graphics are rich in content and visual style. Our coverage from this archive includes every issue published between 1948-2005 (see other online access options for more current issues).

The world's most complete and trusted source of chemical information, from the Chemical Abstracts Service ("CAS"), a division of the American Chemical Society ("ACS"). But SciFinder isn't just for chemists! Current students and faculty from all departments can access CAS content that includes many scientific disciplines including biological sciences, biomedical sciences, engineering, materials science, agricultural science and more. Researchers can perform searches based on references, reactions, or substances. Results include citing references. Links to full text are provided when available.

NOTE: In order to use SciFinder, you must first register your own account from campus (and be a current Warren Wilson student, staff, or faculty member). Furthermore, you will need to access the registration form by using a link that can be found once you log into this Moodle page with your regular Warren Wilson credentials. We realize this is a little complicated, but ACS is very restrictive about ensuring that only authorized users are able to access their resources. Feel free to ask a librarian if you have any questions or run into problems. Here is the link:

SimplyMap is a web-based mapping application that lets users quickly create professional-quality thematic maps and reports using powerful demographic, business, and marketing data. With SimplayMap, users can: * Map thousands of demographic, business, and marketing data variables. * Develop interactive thematic maps and export high-resolution images to word processing or presentation software. * Select, sort, and compare data across multiple locations and build custom reports that can be exported to a spreadsheet for additional functionality. * Explore historical census data to understand how regions change over time and use estimates and projections to analyze current and future trends.

Smithsonian Magazine Archive
Vibrant photos and articles take a dynamic approach in exploring modern and historic perspectives covering history, science, nature, the arts, travel, world culture and technology. The archive covers from April 1970 - December 2010 and includes complete issues from that time period.

Social Sciences Full Text
A database that indexes and abstracts articles from English-language periodicals published in the United States and elsewhere plus the full text of selected periodicals. Coverage includes a wide range of interdisciplinary fields covered in a broad array of social sciences journals. Abstracting coverage begins with periodicals published in January 1994. Full text coverage begins in January 1995.

Springer eBook Collection
Currently includes 5,000 academic titles published in 2012, covering a wide range of disciplines, such as mathematics, physics, life sciences, chemistry, environmental science, and many of the social sciences.

SpringerLink All-Americas Package
A large collection of around 1,800 full-text and pdf-image academic journals covering the sciences, health & medicine, mathematics, and social and behavioral sciences. Most titles provide coverage from 1997 to the present.

Statesman's Yearbook
192 country profiles cover every important area: political parties and leaders, population, economics, climate, natural resources, military capabilities, education and legal systems, culture and communications, health and environment, and international affairs. Includes coverage of world events, biographies of key figures, and special profiles of regions, states, and cities.

Statistical Abstract of the United States
An authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States.

20th Century African-American Poetry
A collection of poetry written by the most important and influential African American poets of the twentieth century. Presently includes over 6,000 poems from over 100 complete editions by 46 poets.

20th Century American Poetry
A database of modern and contemporary American poetry from the early twentieth century to the present. Presently includes 36,000 poems drawn from 460 volumes by 217 poets.

20th Century English Poetry
Containing tens of thousands of works by 288 poets, Twentieth-Century English Poetry provides an overview of poetry written in the 20th century by both established and emerging writers.

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.

VAST: Academic Video Online
VAST is a large, multidisciplinary streaming video resource which currently includes around 20,000 films. VAST includes award-winning films from dozens of notable producers and distributors, including BBC, PBS, Arthaus, CBS, Kino International, Documentary Educational Resources, California Newsreel, Opus Arte, Cinema Guild, Pennebaker Hegedus Films,, Microtraining Associates, Filmakers Library, Zeitgeist, First Run Features, and many more.

VAST covers the following areas and more: art, architecture, business, counseling and therapy, dance, economics, education, ethnic studies, ethnography, gay and lesbian studies, health, history, humanities, law and public safety, literature, opera, philosophy, political science, rehabilitation and sports medicine, feature films (including contemporary world cinema and silent films), psychology, religion, science, theatre, musical performance, and women's studies. Titles in VAST include documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs and news reels, field recordings, commercials, archival films, and raw footage.

Static URLs are provided for all videos and clips for easy linking to content.

Wall Street Journal, 1984 to the present
An indispensable source for business professionals, providing business and financial news coverage, personal and company profiles, feature reporting, special reports, and regular columns. Provided in full text format, The Wall Street Journal, like all ProQuest Full Text Newspapers, is fully searchable, with additional searchable fields including section, page, and special feature. Subscriptions include coverage of the current year's material and two backfile years.

Wiley Online Library Journal Collection
Includes nearly 1,400 leading academic journal titles covering the life, health and physical sciences, social sciences, and the humanities. Coverage for most titles goes back to 1997.

Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000
Women and Social Movements in the United States brings together books, images, documents, scholarly essays, commentaries, and bibliographies, documenting the multiplicity of women's reform activities.

Women Working, 1870-1930
A full-text collection of books, pamphlets, images, and manuscript resources from the Harvard University Library covering work life for women during this period.

WorldCat (OCLC Union Catalog), 11th Century to the present (updated daily)
WorldCat is a catalog of over 40 million books, serials, audiovisual media, maps, archives/manuscripts, scores, and computer files owned by libraries around the world. Also includes links to Internet sources.

WorldCat Dissertations and Theses
WorldCat Dissertations and Theses is a subset of the larger WorldCat database and includes records for all cataloged dissertations, theses and published material based on theses and dissertations to the present.

World Data Analyst
Comprehensive statistics on every nation of the world (from Britannica Online). Perform statisical comparisons between countries or explore changes over time. Results can be placed in charts or graphs or exported to a spreadsheet.

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