General Information Sources

ABC-CLIO eBook Collection - History Reference Online | Usage Help
ABC CLIO's eBook Collection offers encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks and guides from ABC-CLIO, Greenwood Press, Libraries Unlimited, and Praeger, providing information on a multitude of subjects including history, popular culture, social sciences, and professional materials for teachers. CLU collection includes 628 titles.

Academic Complete Ebrary | Usage Help
A growing collection of more than 52,000 titles in all academic subject areas, most published since 2004. NOTE: THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS ARE REQUIRED TO USE THE ADDED FUNCTIONALITY OF THIS DATABASE: Once on the Ebrary website click Sign In link (upper right corner) to utilize the Bookshelf functionality. Also, Ebrary’s Plug-in has to be downloaded by clicking on Ebrary Reader button located by the title.

Academic OneFile (GALE) | Usage Help
User Account Tutorial
Premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects, Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive. Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995.

Academic Search Premier (EBSCO) | Usage Help
Advanced Search Tutorial
Academic Search Premier is the world’s largest scholarly, multi-disciplinary full text database containing full text for nearly 4,500 journals, including more than 3,600 peer-reviewed titles. In addition, this database offers indexing and abstracts for all 8,144 journals in the collection, some dating back to 1965. This scholarly collection offers information in nearly every area of academic study.

ArticleFirst (OCLC) | Usage Help
(1990-present; updated daily) Contains abstracts for journals in science, technology, medicine, social science, business, the humanities, and popular culture. More than 27 million records from over 16,000 titles.

Biography in Context (formerly Biography Resource Center--GALE) | Usage Help
Biographical Fact Search Tutorial | Creating Citations Tutorial
Biography in Context is a comprehensive database of biographical information on more than 525,000 people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas. Integrated reference materials include biographical narratives, full-text articles, and thousands of images and other media-rich content in context. Updated daily.

Cambridge Histories Online | Usage Help
Contains over 300 full-text volumes that covers 15 academic subject areas published from 1960 to date. Each volume includes authoritative narrative accounts by specialists and extensive bibliographies. In addition to world history, this product also covers the histories of other subjects, including language and linguistics, music, philosophy, political and social theory, religion, theater and performing arts, and warfare.

Cambridge Journals Online | Usage Help
Cambridge Journals Online is a full text collection of over 250 titles published by Cambridge University Press, covering over 32 subject areas, ranging from Agriculture, Archaeology and Anthropology, Nutrition, to Psychology and Cognitive Science, Religion and Social Studies.

Cambridge Journals Online Mobile | Usage Help
CJO Mobile (CJOm) is an alternative version of Cambridge Journals Online (CJO) that has been optimised for smartphones and other small mobile devices. The design has been streamlined to speed up access and make navigation easier on a small screen. CJOm was developed for the increasing number of the readers accessing from handheld mobile devices with small displays. Users of larger devices, such as netbooks or iPad™, will find they can take advantage of the rich user experience offered by CJO.

Directory of Open Access Journals | Usage Help
Collection of free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals covering all subjects and languages. There are nearly 7,000 journals in the directory, more than 3,100 of which are full-text and searchable at article level.

ebrary Academic Complete | Usage Help
A growing collection of more than 52,000 titles in all academic subject areas, most published since 2004. NOTE: THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS ARE REQUIRED TO USE THE ADDED FUNCTIONALITY OF THIS DATABASE: Once on the Ebrary website click Sign In link (upper right corner) to utilize the Bookshelf functionality. Also, Ebrary’s Plug-in has to be dowloaded by clicking on Ebrary Reader button located by the title.

EBSCOhost Databases | Usage Help
Integrated Search Tutorial
EBSCOhost offers a variety of proprietary full-text databases and popular databases from leading information providers. The comprehensive databases range from general reference collections to specially designed, subject-specific databases. Create a customized search of a few databases, or search them all at once.

EBSCOhost Mobile | Usage Help
Mobile Tutorial
EBSCOhost's application is tailor-made for the smaller screens of mobile devices, and offers the most important EBSCOhost features and functionality, right in the palm of your hand!

Electronic Collections Online--ECO (OCLC) | Usage Help
(1995 to present; updated daily) Contains abstracts, with selected full text option, to more than 5,000 titles from a growing collection of journals in a variety of subject areas. Includes all of the original content and images of articles.

Euromonitor: GMID | Usage Help
Menu Search Tutorial | Text Search Tutorial
Euromonitor International’s Global Market Information Database (GMID) is an online business information system providing business intelligence on countries, consumers and industries. It offers integrated access to statistics, market reports, company profiles and information sources. 205 countries are researched, with extended coverage of 52.

Films On Demand - Humanities & Social Sciences Video Collection | Usage Help
Films on Demand, is a resource produced by Films Media Group that streams educational content directly to the web for classroom instruction and research purposes. Pearson Library subscribes to the Humanities & Social Sciences Video Collection with 4,800 full-length videos. Videos from On Demand could be integrated directly into a course website or a course management system and they can be accessed anywhere within our institution's authentication range. If viewed from off-campus users will be prompted to enter a username and password in order to view the embedded video.

First Research | Usage Help
Keyword Search Tutorial | SIC Code Tutorial
Provides industry profiles on Construction and Real Estate; Public Services; Education; Recreation; Finance and Insurance; Retail; Food and Agriculture; Services; Healthcare; Manufacturing; Technology and Communications; Transportation; Energy; Storage; and Wholesale. Each topic features reports on specific industry sectors and occupational areas, reviewing the competitive landscape, products, operations & technology, sales & marketing approaches, employment projections and more. First Research State & Province Profiles deliver quarterly employment, real estate and business trends in each of the 50 U.S. States, Washington, D.C. and 10 Canadian Provinces. Reports are updated quarterly.

Gale Literary Databases | Usage Help
Made available via Literature Resources from Gale. A resource of contemporary authors which provides complete biographical and bibliographical information and references on approximately 100,000 U.S. and international authors. Search literary criticism, biographies, work and topic overviews, reviews, and full-text of many works from multiple databases, all at the same time.

Gale Virtual Reference Library (Reference ebooks collection) | Usage Help
This is a database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Search thousands of reference e-books with more than 1.8 million documents. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7. Because each library creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different libraries (your school, your public library, or your office).

Global Issues in Context (GALE) | Usage Help
Guided Tour
Global Issues in Context offers global news and perspectives on issues and events of international importance and provides background information on them, placing them in context. News, perspectives, video, reference, country information, primary source documents, and statistics present a rich analysis of critical issues, whether social, political, military, economic, scientific, health, environmental, or cultural.

Google Scholar | Usage Help
Search for relevant scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations.

GPO Monthly Catalog (OCLC) | Usage Help
(1976-present; updated monthly) Contains citations for U.S. government publications, including Congressional reports, hearings, debates, & records; judiciary materials; and documents issued by executive departments of Defense, State, Labor, Office of the President, etc.

GuideStar | Usage Help
GuideStar gathers and publicizes information about nonprofit organizations. This database includes the titles of several recommended books, web resources, and tutorials focused on writing grants. It also includes tools to analyze nonprofit data, and news and blogs about issues facing nonprofits.

Historical Abstracts (EBSCO) | Usage Help
Historical Abstracts is your complete reference guide to the history of the world from 1450 to the present (excluding the United States and Canada, which are covered in America: History and Life). This database is packed with annotated references to information on topics from the Renaissance to Tiananmen Square-over half a million entries in all. Published since 1954, Historical Abstracts has long been recognized as the leading bibliography for historical study in the world. Currently over 2,300 journals, plus citations to abstracts of dissertations completed worldwide of particular interest for historical research. Available online articles are provided by J-STOR and Project Muse, to which Historical Abstracts provides a direct link.

History - ProQuest Research Library | Usage Help
Search periodicals on history subjects such as civilizations, historical studies, military history, periods and events, U.S. and world history, and more in this ProQuest Research Library module.

JSTOR | Usage Help
How to Search JSTOR
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The JSTOR archive presents high-resolution page images for viewing and printing articles in combination with a linked text file for each article that enables full-text searching. The complete archives of more than 1,000 core scholarly journals in the areas of African American studies, anthropology, Asian studies, ecology, economics, education, finance, history, language and literature, mathematics, philosophy, political science, population studies, sociology, and statistics have been digitized starting with the very first issues, many of which date from the 1800's. New titles and fields are being added regularly.

LEXIS/NEXIS | Usage Help
Lexis/Nexis Academic Tutorial | Start Searching Guide | Lexis/Nexis Commands
Full-text access to over 10,000 news, business and legal publications. Provides access to company profiles, industry and market research information and trade journals. Look here for SEC reports and filing, Hoover's company reports, stock reports, court cases going back to 1789, and more.

Library Literature Full Text (Wilson) | Usage Help
This database provides cover-to-cover indexing and abstracting of over 400 journals, including key library and information science periodicals, and full-text coverage of over 170 journals. Subjects include automation, cataloging, censorship, circulation procedures, classification, copyright legislation, government aid, library associations and conferences, library equipment and supplies, personnel administration, preservation of materials, and more. Coverage reaches as far back as 1980.

Literati by Credo | Usage Help
Provides full-text e-reference books available through the Literati collection as well as news, full-text articles, videos, and images available in Pearson Library’s other subscription resources. With Literati Topic Pages, students can find scholarly, authoritative reference information about all major subjects. Tools like the Literati Mind Map help students to navigate from research prompt to A+ research paper. The Literati collection is comprised of everything from subject encyclopedias to primary source materials, including the handbooks of research and dictionaries found in between. The dynamic tables and high quality multimedia found in this authoritative, citable content engages users while providing them with the context that they’ll need to continue their research in your library’s subject-specific resources.

Literature & Language - ProQuest Research Library | Usage Help
Search periodicals on subjects such as English, American and world literature, linguistics, and more in this ProQuest Research Library module.

Literature Criticism Online (GALE) | Usage Help
Literature Criticism Online offers centuries of analysis - the scholarly and popular commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books and periodicals - delivered in an easy-to-use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals. The net result is tens of thousands of hard-to-find essays covering works from contemporary literature back to classical and medieval times, and including poetry, short stories, drama, and children's literature, all at your fingertips.

Literature Resource Center (GALE) | Usage Help
Guided Tour
Full-text journal articles, literary criticism, reviews, biographical information, and overviews on over 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world. Includes Scribner's Writers Series and Twayne's Authors Series.

Los Angeles Times (ProQuest) | Usage Help
Quick Start Reference Overview
Today's top news stories from one of the larges metropolitan newspapers in the U.S. is made available via ProQuest Newspapers. Extensive coverage of national, international and local news, dating back to 1985. Detailed indexing and full-text of recent articles. Users can also search the L.A. Times as part of the National Newspapers Core database for a more thorough search that includes other regional and national papers.

Los Angeles Times: Historical Issues (ProQuest) | Usage Help
Quick Start Reference Overview
Made available via ProQuest Historical Newspapers. The Los Angeles Times (1881-1987) offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.

Mango Languages | Usage Help
Mango is an online language-learning system. CLU patrons have access to the following 6 languages: Greek (Koine), Biblical Hebrew, Latin, Turkish, Russian, and ESL for Arabic speakers. Each language course offers a rich visual and sensory learning experience that integrates classical texts with the latest language techniques and rich cultural notes. Mango lessons combine everyday conversation skills, memory building strategies and interactivity.

netLibrary (now EBSCOhost eBook Collection) | Usage Help
Searching for eBooks
netLibrary eBooks collection is now avalable via EBSCOhost platform. Check Usage Help link above for detailed tutorials on how to find and download eBooks. This collection contains recent eBooks on a variety of subjects. It includes some books in the public domain that have been made available to all subscribing institutions.

Newspaper Source (EBSCO) | Usage Help
Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for 40 national (U.S.) & international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for 330 regional (U.S.) newspapers, including The Chicago Tribune, The Detroit Free Press, The San Jose Mercury News, etc. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, NPR, etc.

OAIster (OCLC) | Usage Help
OAIster is a union catalog of millions of records representing open archive digital resources that was built by harvesting from open archive collections worldwide using the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH). Today, OAIster boasts more than 23 million records representing digital resources from more than 1,100 contributors.

OmniFile Full Text Mega (Wilson) | Usage Help
The database contains a wealth of essential material for learning and detailed research in a single, easily-searched database. With the full text of articles from over 2,500 publications, and indexing and abstracts from nearly 3,600 publications, this database provides invaluable support for research in all core undergraduate subjects and for cross-disciplinary work.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context (GALE) | Usage Help
Advanced Search Tutorial | Popular Search Tutorial| Subject Guide Tutorial
Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center draws on the acclaimed social issues series published by Greenhaven Press, as well as core reference content from other Gale, Macmillan Reference USA, Charles Scribner's Sons, and U.X.L. sources to provide a complete one-stop source for information on social issues. Access viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles that cover today's hottest issues. Includes a curriculum standards search, allowing educators to quickly identify material by grade and discipline.

Oxford Journals Online - SCELC | Usage Help
Oxford Journals Online is a collection of 238 academic and research journals covering a broad range of subject areas (including the Humanities, Social Sciences, Life Sciences, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, Medicine and Law), two-thirds of which are published in collaboration with learned societies and other international organizations.

Oxford Reference Online (ORO) | Usage Help
New User Tour
With more than 220 subject dictionaries and reference titles offer quick reference answers in the areas of language, general reference, humanities and social science, business and professional, and science, technology and medicine. ORO brings them all into a single cross-searchable resource.

PapersFirst (OCLC) | Usage Help
(1993-present; updated 2x/month) Contains citations from papers included in every congress, conference, exposition, workshop, symposium, and meeting received at The British Library. More than 6.9 million records.

PBS Video | Usage Help
Award-winning national programming and locally produced shows through on-demand streaming (latest version of Flash is required, and available for download at PBS Video). Search from more than 700 programs and series by program, topic or collection. Topics include the arts, history, news, the sciences and more.

Proceedings First (OCLC) | Usage Help
(1993-present; updated 2x/week) This is an index of worldwide conference proceedings. Contains citations for every published congress, symposium, conference, exposition, workshop and meeting received at The British Library, each with a list of papers presented at that conference.

Project Muse | Usage Help
(1993-present) Project MUSE is a unique collaboration between libraries and publishers providing 100% full-text, user-friendly online access to more than 213,000 articles in 490 high quality humanities, arts, and social sciences journals from 133 scholarly publishers.

ProQuest (click here to search ALL modules) | Usage Help
Quick Start Reference Overview
Search all available ProQuest databases, including National Newspapers Core, ProQuest Historical Newspapers, ProQuest Religion, ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, ProQuest Research Library, Nursing and Allied Health Care, and a slew of additional databases in key disciplines. Includes the L. A. Times.

Rand California | Usage Help
RAND California provides information on California and U.S. public policy and social science issues, with an emphasis on statistics. More than 160 databases contain data available for the national, state, county and city level, on issues affecting Californians at all levels of government. RAND California is sponsored by RAND, the nation's leading think tank.

Readers' Guide Full Text (Wilson) | Usage Help
Readers’ Guide Full Text Mega™ includes indexing of over 450 periodicals as far back as 1983 and searchable full text of articles from over 250 journals as far back as 1994. Subject coverage includes antiques, arts, business, computers, education, entertainment, film & television, gardening, health & medicine, history, home improvement, literature, news & current events, photography, popular & classical music, politics, popular culture, religion, science, sports & fitness, transportation, travel and much more.

Readers’ Guide Retrospective - Wilson | Usage Help
Readers’ Guide Retrospective™: 1890-1982 provides indexing of over three million articles from more than 550 leading magazines, including full coverage of the original print volumes of Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature™. This important resource offers a wide range of researchers access to information about history, culture, science and seminal developments across nearly a century.

Research Library - ProQuest | Usage Help
Quick Start Reference Overview
Simultaneously search seven subject modules, including the The Arts, Business, Health and Medicine, History, Literature and Language, Science and Technology, and Social Science, in addition to a core list of periodicals. More than 4,000 periodicals, nearly 2,800 in full-text, included that cover over 150 disciplines.

ResearchNow | Usage Help
ResearchNow is a database of scholarly information drawing its content from the roster of peer-reviewed, Berkeley Electronic Press journals and all working papers, preprints and other “grey literature” content from institutional repositories hosted by bepress that have opted for inclusion, as well as subject-matter repository materials from the bepress Legal Repository and COBRA: Collection of Biostatistics Research Archive. ResearchNow also includes an XML gateway (see below) to expose indexed content to federated search engines. Readers can browse ResearchNow by subject area, or set up tailored email notifications of newly posted content.

SAGE Premier | Usage Help
The SAGE Premier package includes leading international peer-reviewed titles, including high-impact research journals published on behalf of over 245 scholarly and professional societies. SAGE journals cover a wide range of subject areas, including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, and medicine. SAGE Premier includes access to 550+ SAGE journal titles, comprising over 264,000+ full-text articles.

Sage Research Methods Online | Usage Help
SAGE Research Methods Online (SRMO) is a research tool supported by a newly devised taxonomy that links content and methods terms. It is the place to go for independent research in social science methods, delivering material across the breadth of this area of: quantitative methods, qualitative methods, mixed methods and research design. SRMO contains 600 books and reference titles, 140+ journal articles and 15+ videos, and the entire "Little Green Book" and "Little Blue Book" series.

SCOPUS | Usage Help
Tutorials
SCOPUS is an abstract and indexing database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources which includes 45.5 million records, 70% with abstracts, from over 19,000 journals, many with full-text links. Perform literature searches and keep current with what is going on within your area of interest. This database includes the ability to search for authors and citations as well as patents and web resources.

Social Sciences Full Text (Wilson) | Usage Help
Social Sciences Full Text™ provides access to a wide assortment of the most important English-language social science journals. Social Sciences Full Text™ includes full text of articles from some 215 journals dating as far back as 1995

Wiley Online Library: Journals | Usage Help
Multidisciplinary e-journals package with access to over 1360 full-text journals, including many formerly published by Blackwell.

WilsonWeb Mobile | Usage Help
WilsonWeb Mobile provides “anytime, anywhere” access to WilsonWeb databases, marrying the versatile searching, trusted information, and practical tools for which WilsonWeb is renowned with smart-phone convenience. WilsonWeb Mobile tools such as the ReadSpeaker text-to-speech converter, emailing of results, library co-branding and more multiply the benefits of having WilsonWeb as near as your cell phone.

WorldCat (OCLC) | Usage Help
(Updated daily) Contains over 239 million records of all types of material cataloged by 72,000 OCLC member libraries worldwide. Includes manuscripts written as early as the 11th century.

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