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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
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.

Alexander Street Counseling | Usage Help - NEW
Alexander Street Counseling provides the largest and richest online collection of video available for the study of counseling, social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling. The wealth of video and multiplicity of perspectives in these collections allow students and scholars to see, experience, and study counseling in ways never before possible. Collection includes: Counseling and Therapy in Video, Volumes 1-3 and The Video Journal of Counseling and Therapy for a total of 1,277 videos.

Annual Reviews | Usage Help
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. Annual Reviews publications are among the most highly cited in the scientific literature, and are available in print and online to individuals, institutions, and consortia throughout the world. Collection includes over 30,000 review articles and more than 41,000 figures and images.

Annual Reviews Mobile | Usage Help
Mobile Tutorial
The Annual Reviews mobile website provides a personalized browsing, searching, and reading experience optimized for iOS, Android, and BlackBerry devices. To access the Annual Reviews website via a supported mobile device, use your device’s web browser to open www.annualreviews.org. You will be automatically directed to the mobile site to browse, search, and read Annual Reviews journal articles. To learn more about the features of our mobile website visit www.annualreviews.org/r/aboutmobile.

Black Thought and Culture (ASP) | Usage Help
An electronic collection of approximately 100,000 pages of non-fiction writings by major American black leaders, teachers, artists, politicians, religious leaders, athletes, war veterans, entertainers, and other figures covering 250 years of history. Black Thought and Culture contains 1,303 sources with 1,210 authors, covering the non-fiction published works of leading African Americans. Particular care has been taken to index this material so that it can be searched more thoroughly than ever before. Where possible the complete published non-fiction works are included, as well as interviews, journal articles, speeches, essays, pamplets, letters and other fugitive material.

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/

Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Education | Usage Help - NEW
Cabell's goal is to help professors, graduate students and researchers to publish their manuscripts in academic journals. This source include: The Directory of Educational Curriculum & Methods (indexes over 790 journals on subjects of Art/Music, Curriculum Studies, Rural Education & Small Schools, and Test, Measurement & Evaluation); The Directory of Educational Psychology & Administration (indexes over 650 journals across various topics: Educational Psychology, Gifted Children, Languages & Linguistics, and Test, Measurement & Evaluation); The Directory of Educational Technology and Library Science (indexes over 420 journals in subjects of: Computer Aided Assessment, Managing Multimedia Production, Library Science Information Resource, and Virtual Learning Environments). These directories provide valuable contact information, review process data, manuscript specifications and guidelines, and publication information for each journal, and more.

Cambridge Histories Online | Usage Help - NEW
Contains over 300 full-text volumes that covers 15 academic subject areas published from 1960 to date. This unique historical reference compendium allows instant access to the renowned texts of the Cambridge Histories series. With access to the most up to date and authoritative scholarly content, Cambridge Histories Online is an invaluable resource, for undergraduates, graduates, lecturers and researchers alike. 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.

Choice Reviews Online | Usage Help - NEW
Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries is the premier source for reviews of academic books and digital resources of interest to scholars and students in higher education.

Country Watch | Usage Help
Country Review Tutorial | Data Tutorial
Country Watch is a world leader in providing country-specific geopolitical intelligence on each of the 192 recognized countries of the world. Select a country from the drop-down menu at their site or from the regional menu to view the information available.

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
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!

Education Full Text - Wilson | Usage Help
NOTE: All Wilson databases moved to the EBSCOhost platform! Education Full Text™ provides full text of articles from over 350 journals as far back as 1996, in addition to indexing of more than 770 periodicals dating back to 1983. Content includes in-depth coverage of special education and more than 100,000 controlled and cross-referenced names of educational tests. Subject coverage includes adult education, multicultural/ethnic education, teaching methods and much more.

Education Source | Usage Help - NEW
Education Source is designed to meet the needs of education students, professionals and policy makers. The collection provides indexing and abstracts for more than 2,850 academic periodicals and includes full text for more than 1,800 journals, 550 books and monographs, education-related conference papers, citations for over 4 million articles including book reviews and over 100,000 controlled and cross-referenced names of educational tests. Coverage in Education Source spans all levels of education from early childhood to higher education and also includes educational specialties such as multilingual education, health education and testing.

ERIC - Education Research (EBSCOhost) | Usage Help
Advanced Search Tutorial | Thesaurus Feature Tutorial
ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, provides access to education literature and resources. The database contains more than 1.3 million records and provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index.
NOTE: If this is an ERIC Document - please check to see if it is available at www.eric.ed.gov before submitting an ILL request.

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 - NEW
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.

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.

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 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.

History - ProQuest Research Library | Usage Help
From business and political science to literature and psychology, ProQuest Research Library™ provides one-stop access to a wide range of popular academic subjects. The database includes more than 5,000 titles - over 3,500 in full text - from 1971 forward. It features a highly-respected, diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers. This combination of general reference volume and scope makes it one of the broadest, most inclusive general reference databases ProQuest has to offer.

In the First Person | Usage Help
Made available via Alexander Street Press. In the First Person is a free, high quality, professionally published, in-depth index of close to 4,000 collections of personal narratives in English from around the world. It lets you keyword search more than 700,000 pages of full-text by more than 18,000 individuals from all walks of life. It also contains pointers to some 4,300 audio and video files and 30,000 bibliographic records. The index contains approximately 20,500 months of diary entries, 63,000 letter entries, and 17,000 oral history entries.

Journal Citation Reports: Social Sciences Edition - ISI Web of Knowledge | Usage Help
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.

JSTOR | Usage Help
How to Search JSTOR
NOTE: YOU MUST SAVE THE ARTICLE BEFORE E-MAILNG IT.
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. JSTOR currently includes more than 2,000 academic journals, dating back to the first volume ever published, along with thousands of monographs and other materials relevant for education. We have digitized more than 50 million pages and continue to digitize approximately 3 million pages annually.

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

Latino Literature (ASP) | Usage Help
Latino Literature brings together more than 100,000 pages pages of poetry, fiction, and over 450 plays written in English and Spanish by hundreds of Chicano, Cuban, Puerto Rican, Dominican, and other Latino authors working in the United States. Among the gems of the collection are nearly 800 items (poems, novels, and plays) that have never been published before. Researchers will also find numerous Chicano folk tales and audio files of selected poems and plays. It contains over 133,465 pages.

Library Literature Full Text (Wilson) | Usage Help
Library Literature & Information Science Full Text™ 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.

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.

Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print (EBSCO) | Usage Help
Mental Measurements Yearbook provides users with a comprehensive guide to over 2,700 contemporary testing instruments. MMY series contains information essential for a complete evaluation of test products within psychology, education, business, and leadership. MMY Archive includes all yearbooks with over 7,000 full text reviews. Tests in Print serves as a comprehensive bibliography to all known commercially available tests that are currently in print in the English language. TIP provides vital information including test purpose, test publisher, in-print status, price, test acronym, intended test population, administration times, publication date(s), and test author(s).

Middle East Newsstand | Usage Help - NEW
Middle East Newsstand provides more than 30 current, full text news sources in English and French from across the Arab World, Southwest Asia and surrounding countries. Researchers can search the latest news, then compare and contrast perspectives across the region. Several of the sources have been translated from Arabic to English by the publisher, so your users benefit from the point of view of both Arabic and English language publications.

National Newspapers Core (ProQuest) | Usage Help
Search the top newspapers in the country, including the LA Times, NY Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and Christian Science Monitor. Full-text coverage from the 1980's. Detailed indexing helps users quickly find the news information they need.

New York Times (1851-2010) | Usage Help - NEW
This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. The Historical New York Times with Index (1851-1993) provides search capability using subject terms and topics for focused and targeted results in combination with searchable full text, full page, and article-level images from the Historical New York Times (1851-2007)

Newspaper Source (EBSCO) | Usage Help
Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 (U.S.) & international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for 389 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are also provided.

North American Women's Letters and Diaries (ASP) | Usage Help
Guided Tour
Made available via Alexander Street Press. North American Women's Letters and Diaries includes the immediate experiences of 1,325 women and 150,000 pages of diaries and letters. Particular care has been taken to index this material so that it can be searched more thoroughly than ever before. The materials have been carefully chosen using leading bibliographies, supplemented by customer requests and more than 7,000 pages of previously unpublished material. The collection also includes biographies and an extensive annotated bibliography of the sources in the database.

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.

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.

ProQuest Newsstand | Usage Help
Offers unparalleled access to the full text of over 1300 newspapers, news websites and blogs from leading publishers throughout the world. The database includes backfile for most newspapers, providing access to articles, columns, editorials, obituaries and features published in each paper. Major newspapers include the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, The Guardian and many other national and regional titles. ProQuest Newsstand provides the very latest local, regional and national news.

PsycARTICLES (EBSCO) | Usage Help
Includes more than 150,000 full-text articles from nearly 80 peer-reviewed journals published by APA and allied organizations, as well as errata and letters to the editor on general psychology and specialized basic, applied, clinical, and theoretical research in psychology, including topics such as: abnormal psychology, addictive behaviors, adult development and aging, comparative psychology , educational psychology, experimental psychology, family psychology, history of psychology, interpersonal relations and group processes, personality psychology, psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, rehabilitation psychology.

PsycBOOKS (EBSCO) | Usage Help
PsycBOOKS, contains of more than 32,000 chapters in PDF from almost 2,000 books published by APA and other distinguished publishers. Includes almost 1,500 classic books of landmark historical impact in psychology dating from the 1600s, and the exclusive electronic release of more than 1,500 authored entries from the APA/Oxford University Press Encyclopedia of Psychology. This database also contains digitized content of historical significance from the Archives of the History of American Psychology (AHAP) collection.

PsycINFO (EBSCO) | Usage Help
Bibliography Tutorial
Includes journal articles, chapters, books, dissertations, and reports on psychology and related fields. PsycINFO offers more than 3 million citations and summaries dating back to the 1600s, 99% of which are peer-reviewed. Journal coverage from the 1800s to present comes from about 2,500 periodicals.

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.

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 Science - ProQuest Research Library | Usage Help
Quick Start Reference Overview
Search periodicals on social science subjects such as anthropology, culture, criminology, political science, social welfare, urban development, and more in this ProQuest Research Library module. Expand your search by including other ProQuest social science databases.

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

SocINDEX™ with Full Text (EBSCO) | Usage Help
SocINDEX™ with Full Text is the world's most comprehensive database for research in sociology, encompassing all sub-disciplines and closely-related areas of study. The index features more than 2.1 million records with subject headings from a 20,000-term sociological thesaurus. In addition, the database provides abstracts for more than 1300 "core" journals, and data from over 450 "priority" coverage and 2900 "selective" coverage journals. This resource includes full text for more than 870 journals, dating back to 1908, and full-text for more than 830 books and monographs and 16,800 conference papers. Searchable cited references are also provided.

Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics | Usage Help
The Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics brings together data from more than 200 sources compiled since 1973 about many aspects of criminal justice in the United States. These data are displayed in over 600 tables, and are organized on a topical basis with six broad areas of interest. The Sourcebook is supported by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics.

SpringerLink Journals | Usage Help
The library provides access to a full collection of Springer Journals (archival & current content) that includes over 2,600 journals from volume 1, Issue 1. The 11 distinct subject disciplines include: • Behavioral Sciences • Biomedical and Life Sciences • Business and Economics • Chemistry and Materials Science • Computer Science • Earth and Environmental Sciences • Engineering • Humanities, Social Sciences and Law • Mathematics • Medicine • Physics and Astronomy

Statistical Insight (Formerly Statistical Universe) | Usage Help
Tutorials
ProQuest Statistical Insight provides access to statistics produced by federal agencies, states, business organizations, research institutions, and international organizations including the UN, EU, and OECD. This database enables single search capability and full-text records for thousands of statistical publications, tables, and datasets. Updated weekly.

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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