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Academic Complete Ebrary | Usage Help
A growing collection of more than 110,000 titles in all academic subject areas, most published since 2004. ebrary offers authoritative ebooks along with powerful tools to help you find, use, and manage the information you need. NOTE: Once on the Ebrary website click Sign In link (upper right corner) to utilize the Bookshelf functionality.

Academic OneFile (GALE) | Usage Help | Tutorial
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 OneFile contains 61,276,315 articles updated as recently as September 2, 2014. All articles have been published between 1980 and 2014.

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 4,600 journals, including more than 3,900 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.

BrowZine | Usage Help - NEW
BrowZine is a tablet application that allows you to browse, read and monitor majority of the Pearson Library's scholarly journals, all from your iPad. Built to accompany your searching needs, items found in BrowZine can easily be synced up with Zotero, Dropbox or several other services to help keep all of your information together in one place. Please note that journals available through BrowZine have a “soft” backfile limit of 2005-Present. If you require older materials, please visit the library website. To learn more, please take a look at this short two minute video:

Business - ProQuest Research Library | Usage Help | Tutorial
Quick Start Reference Overview
Search periodicals on business subjects such as economics, personal finance, marketing, and more in this ProQuest Research Library module.

Business Full Text - Wilson | Usage Help | Tutorial
Thesaurus Tutorial | Advanced Search Tutorial
Business Abstracts with Full Text™ offers a multitude of business magazines and scholarly journals: this comprehensive database contains the full text of articles from more than 510 key publications dating back to 1995, and provides access to product evaluations, interviews, biographical sketches, corporate profiles, obituaries, surveys, statistical rankings, book reviews and reports from associations, societies, trade shows, conferences and more.

Business Insights: Global (GALE) | Usage Help - NEW
Gale Business Insights: Global uses case studies, statistical data sources, news articles, academic journals and topical reference materials organized by country, company and industry to quickly engage users in the global business environment. Gale Business Insights has more than 2 million investment research/brokerage reports, thousands of detailed financial reports and much more!

Business Source Premier - EBSCO | Usage Help | Tutorial
Business Searching Tutorial
Business Source Premier is the industry’s most used business research database, providing full text for more than 2,300 journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed titles. This database provides full text back to 1886, and searchable cited references back to 1998. Business Source Premier is superior to the competition in full text coverage in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. This database is updated daily on EBSCOhost..

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.

Consumer Price Indexes (CPI) | Usage Help
Produces monthly data on changes in the prices paid by urban consumers for a representative basket of goods and services. Monthly indexes are available for the U.S., the four Census regions, and some local areas. More detailed item indexes are available for the U.S. than for regions and local areas. Click here for Archived CPI News releases (1994 to the present).

Data-Planet Statistical Datasets | Usage Help - NEW
Provides easy access to an extensive repository of standardized and structured statistical data presented in charts, maps, graphs, and table form, via multiple points of entry and transforming the statistical research.

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.

Dissertations & Theses: Full Text (ProQuest) | Usage Help
This database is the world’s most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from 1743 to the present day and offering full text for graduate works added since 1997, along with selected full text for works written prior to 1997. Over 2.1 million titles are available for purchase as printed copies. Over 1 million are available in PDF format for immediate free download, and more than 70,000 new PDFs are added to the database each year from 700 academic institutions worldwide.

ebrary Academic Complete | Usage Help
A growing collection of more than 110,000 titles in all academic subject areas, most published since 2004. ebrary offers authoritative ebooks along with powerful tools to help you find, use, and manage the information you need. NOTE: Once on the Ebrary website click Sign In link (upper right corner) to utilize the Bookshelf functionality.

EBSCOhost Mobile | Usage Help | Tutorial
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!

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.

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. Over 900 Industry Segments, updated constantly with monthly statistics and indicators as well as quarterly trend updates, giving you the knowledge you need to win and keep engagements.

Google Scholar | Usage Help
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 helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research.

GuideStar | Usage Help
At GuideStar we gather and disseminate information about every single IRS-registered nonprofit organization. We provide as much information as we can about each nonprofit's mission, legitimacy, impact, reputation, finances, programs, transparency, governance, and so much more. We do that so you can take the information and make the best decisions possible.

Journal Citation Reports: Social Sciences Edition - ISI Web of Knowledge | Usage Help | Tutorial
JCR Tutorial
Journal performance metrics offer a systematic, objective means to critically evaluate the world's leading journals. Delivers quantifiable statistical information based on citation data. Helps determine a publication’s impact and influence in the global research community. Includes data about more than 8,000 journals in science and technology, and over 2,600 social science journals.

Kanopy | Usage Help
Kanopy is an online database that features 4,805 videos on every subject imaginable.

LEXIS/NEXIS | Usage Help
Lexis/Nexis Academic Tutorial | Start Searching Guide | Lexis/Nexis Commands
Researchers can quickly and easily search full-text documents from over 15,000 credible sources of information and pinpoint relevant information for a wide range of academic research projects.

Mergent Online | Usage Help
Mergent Online is a fully searchable database of over 20,000 active and inactive U.S. and international companies. It contains detailed corporate histories, up-to-the-minute company news, executive information, financial data for up to 15 years, historic stock pricing from over 100 stock exchanges for up to 15 years, over 115,000 annual reports from the U.S. and over 100 foreign countries, in-depth industry reports, detailed country reports and more. Library Edition | Usage Help
Morningstar is a premier investment database providing insight on stocks, mutual funds, variable annuities, closed-end funds, exchange-traded funds, separate accounts, and 529 college savings plans. The database features the independent opinions of Morningstar analysts on 1,000 stocks and 2,000 funds. Morningstar currently tracks more than 100,000 investment offerings worldwide.

OmniFile Full Text Mega (Wilson) | Usage Help | Tutorial
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.

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 Scholarship Online (OSO) | Usage Help | Tutorial
Online Tutorial
Oxford Scholarship Online is a cross-searchable library containing the full text of 4,689 Oxford books in the areas of Economics and Finance, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, and 14 other subject areas. Specially-commissioned abstracts and keywords are available at book and chapter level, and at least 500 new and recently-published books are added each year.

PAIS (ProQuest) | Usage Help
Contains abstracts from articles, books, conference proceedings, government documents, book chapters, and statistical directories, research reports, and more about public affairs. Includes historical perspectives on many 20th century social and public policies. Search together with other ProQuest Social Science databases for a more in-depth search.

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 | Tutorial
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.

Research Companion (ProQuest) | Usage Help - NEW
Multimedia-based information literacy resource. It is build to help students do more effective scholarly research and to support educators as they teach the core information literacy principles of finding, evaluating, and using information.

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.

Small Business Resource Center (GALE) | Usage Help
Offering complete small business management resources via a combination of business periodicals and reference content, this comprehensive database covers all major areas of starting, operating, and maintaining a business. Resources include sample business plans, how to guides, articles and websites.

The University of Chicago Press Journals | Usage Help - NEW
Provides access to almost 70 scholarly publications that cover a wide range of disciplines from the humanities and the social sciences to the life and physical sciences.

Wall Street Journal (ProQuest) | Usage Help
Made available via ProQuest Historical Newspapers. The Wall Street Journal (1889-1993) 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.

WestlawNext Campus Research | Usage Help | Tutorial
Campus Research is an online research service that provides a comprehensive collection of news, business, and law related information for students.

Wiley Online Library | Usage Help - NEW
Wiley Online Library hosts the world's broadest and deepest multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities. Pearson Library provides access to the multidisciplinary e-journals package with over 1360 full-text journals and over 3,000 e-books, 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.

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Harvard Business Review available full-text (1922- present) in Business Source Premier database. Click here for complete list of journals available through the BSP database