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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 | 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 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.
ACS (American Chemical Society) Mobile | Usage Help
ACS Mobile provides a customized, live stream of peer-reviewed research content from across the spectrum of ACS journals, straight to your phone. You could download the content from Apple store.
ACS (American Chemical Society) Web Editions & Journal Archives | Usage Help
The ACS Journal Archives lets you search the full text of all titles published by ACS from 1879 to current. Simply scroll down to the bottom of all search pages and place a check mark for "Archives" when you want information printed more than 5 years ago.
Annual Reviews | Usage Help | Tutorial
Annual Reviews Search Tutorial
Since 1932, Annual Reviews is proud to publish authoritative, analytic reviews in 40 focused disciplines within the Biomedical, Life, Physical, and Social Sciences including Economics. These publications are among the most highly cited in scientific literature. Collection includes over 30,000 review articles and more than 41,000 figures and images.
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: http://thirdiron.com/browzine-ipad-app/video/
Cambridge Histories Online | Usage Help | Tutorial - NEW
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.
Dissertations & Theses: Full Text (ProQuest) | Usage Help
With millions of searchable citations spanning 1861 to the present, the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) database is the most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses in the world. 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 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 Mobile | Usage Help | 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!
General Sciences Full Text (Wilson) | Usage Help | Tutorial
NOTE: All Wilson databases moved to the EBSCOhost platform! General Science Full Text™ provides full text from more than 100 periodicals dating as far back as 1995, in addition to indexing and abstracts for nearly 300 periodicals back to 1984. Subject coverage includes astronomy, biology, botany, chemistry, conservation, health & medicine, oceanography, physics, zoology and much more.
GeoRef | Usage Help | Tutorial - NEW
GeoRef is a comprehensive geosciences database containing over 2.8 million bibliographic records to the geoscience literature of the world. Over 3,500 journals are reviewed for indexing in the GeoRef database as well as books, maps, government reports, conference papers, and theses and dissertations.
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.
GreenFILE (EBSCO) | Usage Help
GreenFILE 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 the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments. Multidisciplinary by nature, GreenFILE draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for over 612,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 9,100 records.
GREENR (GALE) | Usage Help | Tutorial
GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources) is an online resource that offers authoritative content on the development of emerging green technologies and discusses issues on the environment, sustainability and more. This resource provides news, video, primary source documents and more in highly accessible research areas covering relevant categories such as energy systems, healthcare, food and others.
Health and Medicine - ProQuest Research Library | Usage Help
Quick Start Reference Overview
Search periodicals on health subjects such as medical conditions, substance abuse, insurance, health policy, and more in this ProQuest Research Library module. Include ProQuest's other health-related databases for a more in depth search.
Health Source - Consumer Edition (EBSCO) | Usage Help
Health Source: Consumer Edition is a rich collection of consumer health information. This resource provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines. This database also includes searchable full text for more than 1,000 health-related pamphlets nearly 130 health reference books, including books published by the People's Medical Society and contains more than 9,900 Clinical Reference Systems reports. Also includes Merriam Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary.
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (EBSCO) | Usage Help
This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals, including 441 peer-reviewed, focusing on many medical disciplines. Also featured are abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 journals. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong.
HighWire | Usage Help
Free Online Full-text Articles! Stanford University's HighWire is the largest archive of free full-text science, with an extensive collection of 1,537 independent, scholarly e-journals in the sciences. 2,117,523 free full-text articles and 6,741,965 total articles.
IEEE | Usage Help
IEEE Computer Society is the leading publisher of technical magazines, journals and conference publications for computer science and related technologies. Their IEEE Computer Society Library Subscription Plan -- Electronic (CSLSP-e) includes online access to 27 research journals and technical magazines, plus more than 1,400 conference publications.
Journal Citation Reports: Social Sciences Edition - ISI Web of Knowledge | Usage Help | 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.
JSTOR | Usage Help | Tutorial
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.
Literati by Credo | Usage Help - NEW
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.
MathSciNet | Usage Help
MathSciNet is a comprehensive database covering the world's mathematical literature. It provides Web access to signed reviews, abstracts, and bibliographic data from Mathematical Reviews, Current Mathematical Publications, and other mathematical science publications. Bibliographic data from redigitized articles dates back to the early 1800s. Powerful search functionality and timely updates for its database of over two million items, including more than one million direct links to articles, makes MathSciNet the go-to source for research in mathematics.
McGraw-Hill’s AccessScience | Usage Help | Tutorial
McGraw-Hill’s AccessScience 2.0 offers fast, easy and accurate access to authoritative articles in all major areas of science and technology. Content contributed by more than 5000 researchers, including 36 Nobel Prize winners; over 8,500 online articles from the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology; yearbooks and dictionaries; 15,000 illustrations and graphics, and bibliographies containing more than 28,000 literature citations; and the latest news in science and technology from Science News® and ScienCentral® videos.
Medical Sciences (ProQuest) | Usage Help | Tutorial
Quick Start Reference Overview
ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health SourceTM provides users with reliable healthcare information covering nursing, allied health, alternative and complementary medicine, consumer health, and much more. This versatile database is designed to meet the needs of researchers at healthcare facilities as well as nursing and allied health programs at academic institutions. ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source provides abstracting and indexing for more than 850 titles, with over 715 titles in full-text and 12,000 full-text dissertations. Resources include journals, evidence-based resources, videos, dissertations, reference books and more.
MEDLINE with Full Text (EBSCO) | Usage Help | Tutorial
MEDLINE with Full Text provides the authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and pre-clinical sciences found on MEDLINE, plus the database provides full text for more than 1,470 journals indexed in MEDLINE.
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.
PubMed | Usage Help - NEW
A free database accessing eferences and abstracts on life sciences and biomedical topics. PubMed has over 21.0 million records going back to 1966, selectively to the year 1865, and very selectively to 1809; about 500,000 new records are added each year. As of 1 July 2011, 11.9 million articles are listed with their abstracts and 3.3 million articles are available full-text for free.
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.
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 Reference Online | Usage Help
Provides access to ten excellent reference titles. The selected subject encyclopedias are indexed and searchable and include all tables, charts and images from the print editions. Subjects include anthropology, children and the media, counseling, educational leadership, environment and society, geography, green energy, play in society, psychological assessment, and sports medicine.
Science and Technology - ProQuest Research Library | Usage Help | Tutorial
Quick Start Reference Overview
Search periodicals on science subjects such as agriculture, biology, chemistry, computers, engineering, physics, and more in this ProQuest Research Library module.
Science Direct | Usage Help | Tutorial
ScienceDirect College Edition Select provides full-text access to peer-reviewed journals in two broad subject areas. Health and Life Sciences, with about 900 titles, covers several areas including medicine, health professions, biochemistry, and biology. Physical Science and Engineering, with about 650 titles, covers engineering and chemistry, plus much more. Integrated content search with SCOPUS is available via the SciVerse Hub. Coverage dates back to 1995.
SCOPUS | Usage Help
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.
SPORTDiscus with Full Text (EBSCO) | Usage Help
SPORTDiscus is the most comprehensive, bibliographic database covering sports, physical fitness, exercise, sports medicine, physical education, kinesiology, training, disabled persons, drugs, health, health education, biomechanics, movement science, injury prevention rehabilitation, physical therapy, rehabilitation, nutrition, exercise physiology, sport & exercise psychology, occupational health & therapy, public health and more. With full bibliographic coverage, this database includes well over 1,392,000 records with journal and monograph coverage going back to 1800; over 22,000 dissertations and theses and reference to articles in 60 different languages. Full-text coverage is included for 550 journals.
SpringerLink (Formerly Kluwer Online) | Usage Help
Full-text SpringerLink provides instant access to one of the most respected and expanding collections of scholarly and scientific writing available today. The SpringerLink Journals offer access to 2,638 peer-reviewed journals and 47,441 books, articles indexed by ISI/links from Web of Science, CSA and other databases, and additional features such as Articles in Advance and enhanced searching capabilities.
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.