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General

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  • 19th Century Masterfile
    Indexes nineteenth century literature, including newspapers, periodicals, books, and government publications.
  • Academic OneFile
    Indexing and abstracts to academic journals and reference sources, most with full-text. Also contains podcasts and transcripts from NPR, CNN, and the CBC.
  • Academic Search Premier
    A multidisciplinary database which provides full-text for over 4,650 scholarly publications, more than 3,600 of them peer-reviewed. Includes topics in the social sciences, humanities, general science, education and most areas of academic study. Abstracts and indexing provided for 8,200 journals in the collection. Coverage is from 1965 to the present.
  • American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection
    Full text of historical American periodicals collected by the American Antiquarian Society. Covers a wide range of topics including agriculture, entertainment, history, literary criticism, politics, as well as other aspects of American society from the seventeenth through the late nineteenth century.
  • American Periodicals Series Online
    Digitized reproductions of more than 1,100 eighteenth and nineteenth century American newspapers and periodicals
  • British Periodicals
    Collection of periodicals originally published from the 1680s to the 1930s.
  • Early American Imprints. Series I. Evans (1639-1800)
    Collection of more than 37,000 books, pamphlets and broadsides.
  • Early American Imprints. Series II. Shaw-Shoemaker (1801-1819)
    Collection of books, pamphlets, broadsides, and government documents.
  • Early English Books Online : EEBO
    Collection of English works issued from 1475-1700.
  • EBSCOhost
    Provides access to a wide range of databases, many with full text.
  • EBSCOhost Audiobook Collection
    Collection of audiobook titles compatible with many portable audio devices.
  • EBSCOhost E-book Collection
    Provides the full-text of thousands recently-published books from selected academic and commercial publishers, as well as the full-text of a large number of older works in the public domain
  • EBSCOHost E-journals
    Citations and abstracts to a wide range of journals, many with full text.
  • Eighteenth Century Collections Online
    Collection of books, pamphlets, broadsides, and ephemera published in Great Britain and America.
  • General OneFile
    Indexing and abstracts to general, professional, and trade journals, most with full-text.
  • Google Books
    Allows searching of the complete texts of a wide range of books. Shows full page images of entire works where available. Use the "Find in a library" link on individual results pages to locate libraries holding the book.
  • Google Scholar
    Provides indexing and links to the text of a wide range of scholarly material including articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions. Users are presented direct links to materials provided by the local library.
  • Hathi Trust Digital Library
    Collection of scanned printed books and other publications. Allows searching of the complete texts of a wide range of books. Shows full page images of entire works where available. Use the "Find in a library" link on individual results pages to locate libraries holding the book.
  • JSTOR
    Provides access to scholarly journals in a wide range of disciplines.
  • LexisNexis Academic
    Database of full text news, business, and legal publications.
  • Periodicals Archive Online
    Archive of hundreds of digitized journals published in the arts, humanities and social sciences.
  • Project Muse
    Scholarly journal collection providing full text access to current and archived content from over 500 titles.
  • ProQuest
    Provides access to a wide range of databases, many with full text.
  • Readers Guide Retrospective
    Index to most general-interest periodicals published in the United States from 1890-1982.
  • ScienceDirect
    Collection of periodicals and books in science, social sciences, technology and medicine.
  • Taylor & Francis Online
    Publisher's platform hosting journals, ebooks, abstract databases and reference works published by Taylor & Francis, Routledge, Psychology Press, and Informa Healthcare

Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, and Reference Works

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  • Encyclopedia Britannica Online
    Consists of a fully searchable and browsable collection of authoritative references, including Britannica's latest article database, hundreds of articles not found in the print Britannica, Merriam-Webster's Collegiate dictionary (10th ed., the Britannica book of the year, and thousands of links to other World Wide Web sites selected by Britannica editors.
  • Europa World Plus
    Economic, political, historical, and geographic profiles of 250+ countries and global regions. Contact information for political, business, media, and cultural agencies and officials, including 1,900 international organizations. Search or browse by country, region, organization, or people.
  • Facts On File Online Databases
    Portal to a variety of reference sources.
  • Grolier Online
    Reference sources for K-12 students.
  • Oxford English Dictionary (OED)
    Historical dictionary of English, with extensive supplemental material.
  • Oxford Reference Online
    A collection of language and subject reference works.
  • U.S. Board on Geographic Names
    Provides access to standardized geographic names information. For domestic names, includes the Federally recognized name of each feature and the feature location by state, county, USGS topographic map, and geographic coordinates. For foreign names, includes U.S. official standard names, English conventional names, variant names, and names in local non-Roman script

E-Books

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  • ACLS Humanities E-Book
    Provides full-text and full-page-image access to titles in most humanities disciplines and in area studies.
  • Early American Imprints. Series I. Evans (1639-1800)
    Collection of more than 37,000 books, pamphlets and broadsides.
  • Early American Imprints. Series II. Shaw-Shoemaker (1801-1819)
    Collection of books, pamphlets, broadsides, and government documents.
  • Early English Books Online : EEBO
    Collection of English works issued from 1475-1700.
  • Ebrary
    Collection of electronic books in a wide range of fields. Most are current or recent titles.
  • EBSCOhost E-book Collection
    Provides the full-text of thousands recently-published books from selected academic and commercial publishers, as well as the full-text of a large number of older works in the public domain
  • Eighteenth Century Collections Online
    Collection of books, pamphlets, broadsides, and ephemera published in Great Britain and America.
  • Google Books
    Allows searching of the complete texts of a wide range of books. Shows full page images of entire works where available. Use the "Find in a library" link on individual results pages to locate libraries holding the book.
  • Hathi Trust Digital Library
    Collection of scanned printed books and other publications. Allows searching of the complete texts of a wide range of books. Shows full page images of entire works where available. Use the "Find in a library" link on individual results pages to locate libraries holding the book.

Arts and Humanities

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  • Encyclopaedia Iranica
    Covers all aspects of Iranian history and culture as well as all Iranian languages and literatures.
  • Encyclopaedia Islamica
    Emphasizing Shīʻi themes, this encyclopedia presents biographies of political, military and cultural personalities, with accounts of events throughout the Muslim world; scientific, artistic, literary and philosophical themes; the disciplines of jurisprudence, Qurʾānic studies, history and geography, logic and linguistics, faith and philosophy, and such sciences as medicine and mathematics.
  • Encyclopaedia of Islam (2nd ed.)
    Includes articles on distinguished Muslims of every age and land, on tribes and dynasties, on the crafts and sciences, on political and religious institutions, on the geography, ethnography, flora and fauna of the various countries and on the history, topography and monuments of the major towns and cities. Its geographical and historical scope encompasses the old Arabo-Islamic empire, the Islamic countries of Iran, Central Asia, the Indian sub-continent and Indonesia, the Ottoman Empire and all modern Islamic states.
  • Encyclopaedia of Islam (3rd ed.)
  • Encyclopaedia of the Qurʼān
    An encyclopaedic dictionary of qurʼānic terms, concepts, personalities, place names, cultural history and exegesis extended with essays on the most important themes and subjects within qurʼānic studies.
  • Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān - Qurʾān Concordance
    Finding aid for text fragments or snippets of the Qurʾān.
  • Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World
    Covers Jewish history, religion and culture in Muslim lands from the seventh century to the present (2010), particularly in the late medieval, early modern and modern periods.
  • Index Islamicus
    Bibliography of publications in European languages on all aspects of Islam and the Muslim world.
  • Philosopher's Index
    Provides indexing and abstracts of journal articles, books, contributions to anthologies, and book reviews published worldwide since 1940.
  • Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy
    Articles on a wide range of topics, including Anglo-American, ethical and political, cross-cultural, interdisciplinary, Continental and contemporary philosophy.
  • Routledge Religion Online
    Collection of reference works, mostly handbooks, dictionaries, and encyclopedias, in the area of religion.
  • Teatro Espanol del Siglo de Oro
    Contains the full text of over 800 plays from 16th and 17th century Spain. Also included are associated texts, stage directions, and frontmatter.

Biography and Genealogy

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  • Ancestry Library Edition  
      
    Genealogical data from the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records.
  • Fold3 [formerly known as Footnote]
    Original source documents with an emphasis on military records and stories. Includes: History and genealogy archives -- African American archives -- Holocaust archives -- Native American archives -- Revolutionary War archives -- U.S. Bureau of Investigation case file archives -- World War II archives.
  • HeritageQuest Online
    Research materials for tracing family lineage and American culture. Features United States census records, family and local histories, and other primary source material.
  • Oral History Online
    Database of full text English language oral histories plus indexing of free oral history information on the Web.

Business

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  • ABI/INFORM
    Covering business and management, the database abstracts articles from international publications, academic journals and trade magazines. Provides full-text for most titles.
  • Business and Company Resource Center
    Includes company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodical articles.
  • Business Source Premier
    Index to periodicals in all areas of business; includes full text for many.
  • EconLit
    Citations and abstracts to scholarly literature in economics beginning with 1886, many with full text.
  • Morningstar Invesment Research Center
    Investment resource for stocks and mutual funds. Users must be logged in to AKO/DKO.
  • National Bureau of Economic Research
    Contains the full-text of working papers, publications and data sets from the National Bureau of Economics Research. The NBER covers four areas of empirical research: developing new statistical measurements, estimating quantitative models of economic behavior, assessing the effects of public policies on the U.S. economy, and projecting the effects of alternative policy proposals.
  • Regional Business News
    75 business journals, newspapers and newswires covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.
  • ThomasNet
    Directory of industrial products, services, and suppliers.

Engineering

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  • ACM Digital Library
    This site provides access to tables of contents, abstracts, reviews, and full text of papers published in ACM journals since 1985.
  • ASCE Research Library
    Portal to American Society of Civil Engineers publications.
  • ASME Digital Library
    Portal to American Society of Mechanical Engineers publications.
  • Compendex [via Engineering Village]
    Bibliographic citations and abstracts from thousands of engineering journals and conference proceedings from 1969 onward.
  • Computers & Applied Sciences Complete
    Indexing and some full text of periodicals in computer and other applied sciences.
  • IEEE Xplore
    Provides full-text access to IEEE transactions, journals, magazines, conference proceedings, and standards.
  • Information Bridge: Open Source to DOE's Scientific & Technical Information
    Access to full-text Department of Energy research and development in physics, chemistry, materials, biology, environmental cleanup, energy technologies, renewable energy, and other topics; documents are primarily from 1991 forward.
  • Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology
    Covers chemical substances, including their properties, manufacturing, and uses. Also focuses on industrial processes and unit operations in chemical engineering, as well as covering fundamentals and scientific subjects related to the field.
  • Knovel Library
    Provides access to reference materials in the fields of engineering and applied sciences, including chemistry and chemical engineering, plastics and rubbers, semiconductors, advanced materials, and safety, health and hygiene.
  • NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)
    Database of NASA and NACA conference papers, journal articles, meeting papers, patents, research reports, images, movies, and technical videos.
  • Scitation
    Portal to journals published and distributed by the American Institute of Physics and its member societies. Covers physics, astronomy, electronics, engineering, materials science, mathematics and associated disciplines. We subscribe to only some of the titles in this database.
  • SPIE Digital Library
    Portal to Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers journals and proceedings.
  • U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board Website
    Includes accident reports and videos and recommendations for preventing future accidents. Videos are provided in streaming and download formats.

History

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  • 19th Century Masterfile
    Indexes nineteenth century literature, including newspapers, periodicals, books, and government publications.
  • 19th Century U.S. Newspapers
    Searchable database containing digital facsimile images of newspapers; presented as full page layout as well as single articles; advertisements and illustrations included. Includes numerous newspapers from a range of urban and rural regions throughout the U.S.
  • 19th Century UK Periodicals
    Collected periodicals published in Great Britain from 1800-1900.
  • Accessible Archives
    Primary source material in American history. Includes historical periodicals and books, with eyewitness accounts of historical events, descriptions of daily life, editorial observations, commerce as seen through advertisements, and genealogical records
  • ACLS Humanities E-Book
    Provides full-text and full-page-image access to titles in most humanities disciplines and in area studies.
  • America: History and Life with Full Text
    Covers the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. The database indexes over 1,700 journals from as far back as 1910. Additionally, it provides full-text coverage of more than 200 journals and nearly 100 books.
  • American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection
    Full text of historical American periodicals collected by the American Antiquarian Society. Covers a wide range of topics including agriculture, entertainment, history, literary criticism, politics, as well as other aspects of American society from the seventeenth through the late nineteenth century.
  • American Civil War: Letters and Diaries
    Provides access to an extensive range of diaries, letters, and memoirs of persons somehow involved in the American Civil War.
  • American History Online
    Explores American history through subject entries, biographies, primary sources, images and videos, maps and charts, and timelines.
  • American Periodicals Series Online
    Digitized reproductions of more than 1,100 eighteenth and nineteenth century American newspapers and periodicals
  • The American West
    Original manuscripts, maps, ephemeral material, and rare printed sources about the American West.
  • America's Historical Newspapers, 1690-1922
    Provides images and full-text content access to historic newspapers.
  • Arab-Israeli Relations, 1917-1970
    Primary source documents from the British National Archives that chronicle the history of the Palestine Mandate and the Arab-Israeli conflict.
  • ArchiveGrid
    Directory of thousands of collections of primary source material housed in archives worldwide.
  • Archives Direct. Confidential Print. Middle East
    Contains British Foreign and Colonial Office documents concerning the Middle East.
  • Archives Direct. Confidential Print. North America, 1824-1961
    Contains British Foreign and Colonial Office documents concerning America, including the United States, Canada, the West Indies, and South America.
  • Archives Direct. Foreign Office Files for China, 1949-1980
    Documents including eye-witness accounts, weekly and monthly summaries, annual reviews, reports and analyses relating to China during the period.
  • Archives Direct. The Nixon years, 1969-1974
    Documents on foreign policy issues ranging from the Vietnam War and Paris Peace talks, to Nixon's China visit in 1972 and US relations with the Middle East. There is also material on social conditions, domestic reforms, trade, culture and the environment.
  • Archives Unbound
    Collections of original sources reproduced from various libraries and archives. Federal response to radicalism in the 1960s -- Federal surveillance of African Americans, 1920-1984 -- Foreign relations between Latin America and the Caribbean states, 1930-1944 -- JFKs foreign affairs and international crises, 1961-1963 -- Records of the Persian Gulf War -- Tiananmen Square and U.S.-China relations, 1989-1993.
  • Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection
    60,000 historical articles and complete texts of over 1,100 historical books on Hispanic American literature and culture. The content is 80% Spanish and 20% English and is indexed and searchable in both Spanish and English.
  • Bibliography of Asian Studies
    Provides citations to western-language materials pertaining to East, Southeast, and South Asia. Coverage begins with 1971.
  • Black Thought and Culture
    Non-fiction works by African-American leaders and others who have dealt substantially with issues of race in America. Includes books, essays, articles, speeches, letters, interviews, and other materials. Includes brief biographical information for all authors.
  • British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries
    Writings by nearly 500 women.
  • China: Trade, Politics and Culture, 1793-1980
    Provides a wide variety of original source material detailing China's interaction with the West.
  • Colonial State Papers
    Provides access to papers concerning English activities in the American, Canadian, and West Indian colonies between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries. Integrates two research tools as one service: Collection CO 1 from The National Archives (full name: Privy Council and related bodies: America and West Indies, Colonial Papers); and Calendar of State Papers, Colonial: North America and the West Indies 1574-1739.
  • Conditions and Politics in Occupied Western Europe, 1940-1945
    Full-text documents received in the British Foreign Office from all European states under Nazi occupation during World War II. Primary sources relate to wartime conditions in France, Italy, Belgium, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and the Vatican.
  • Declassified Documents Reference System
    Database of declassified material provided via US presidential libraries, most covering the years following World War II onward.
  • Digital National Security Archive (DNSA)
    Contains declassified government documents covering U.S. policy decisions from post World War II through the 21st century
  • Fold3 [formerly known as Footnote]
    Original source documents with an emphasis on military records and stories. Includes: History and genealogy archives -- African American archives -- Holocaust archives -- Native American archives -- Revolutionary War archives -- U.S. Bureau of Investigation case file archives -- World War II archives.
  • Encyclopaedia Iranica
    Covers all aspects of Iranian history and culture as well as all Iranian languages and literatures.
  • Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports
    Translated transcripts of foreign radio and television broadcasts, news agency transmissions, newspapers, periodicals, and government statements. The reports are from 1974-1996 and contain political, military, economic, environmental, and sociological news and information.
  • Founders Online
    Correspondence and other writings of six major shapers of the United States, namely George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison. Includes over 119,000 searchable documents, fully annotated, from the Founding Fathers Papers projects
  • Historical Abstracts with Full Text
    Covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present, including world history, military history, women's history, history of education, and more. Provides indexing of more than 2,500 journals, with full text for more than 300.
  • Historical Atlas of Islam
  • House of Commons Parliamentary Papers
    Beginning with 1688, this collection includes Bills (drafts of legislation), House papers (documents resulting from the work of the House and its Committees), Command papers (from Ministers conveying information or decisions from the Government), and the Official Report of debates (Hansard). It does not include the House of Commons Journal or daily business papers, such as Order papers and Votes and Proceedings.
  • Iraq, 1914-1974
    Source material from the British Foreign Office, Colonial Office, War Office and Cabinet Papers covering the period from the Anglo-Indian landing in Basra in 1914 through the British Mandate in Iraq of 1920-32 to the rise of Saddam Hussein in 1974.
  • Issues & Controversies in American History
    Provides summaries of issues and controversies in American history, including background on the issues and synopses of all sides of the debate. Includes some source documents.
  • Jewish Life in America
    Six organizational collections and twenty-four collections of personal papers.
  • Manuscript Women's Letters and Diaries
    Documents from 1750-1950 collected by the American Antiquarian Society.
  • Modern World History Online
    Provides topical entries, biographies, maps, primary source documents, and timeline entries covering the mid-15th century through the present.
  • North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries, and Oral Histories
    Full text collection of letters, diaries, oral histories, interviews, and other personal narratives by immigrants to the U.S. and Canada from 1800-1950.
  • North American Women's Letters and Diaries
    Full-text of letters and diaries of 1,325 women who lived in North America before 1960.
  • Oral History Online
    Database of full text English language oral histories plus indexing of free oral history information on the Web.
  • Oxford Bibliographies Online. Military History
    Peer-reviewed annotated bibliographies on military history. Bibliographies are browseable by subject area and keyword searchable. Contains a "My OBO" function that allows users to create personalized bibliographies of individual citations from different bibliographies.
  • Sabin Americana, 1500-1926
    A collection of works about the Americas published throughout the world from 1500 to the early 1900's, including books, pamphlets, serials and other documents.
  • Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice, 1490-2007
    Collection of documents covering the history of slavery worldwide. Topics covered include the African Coast, the Middle Passage, the varieties of slave experience, religion, revolts, abolition, and legislation. The collection also includes case studies from America, the Caribbean, Brazil, and Cuba.
  • Social and Cultural History : Letters and Diaries Online
    English language letters, diaries, autobiographies, oral histories, and other personal narratives providing insight into history dating from the 1550s to the present.
  • War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies [via eHistory]
    Primary sources (correspondence, orders, reports, and returns) generated during the course of the Civil War.
  • War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies [via Making of America]
    Primary sources (correspondence, orders, reports, and returns) generated during the course of the Civil War.
  • Women, War and Society, 1914-1918
    Documents including charity and international relief reports, pamphlets, photographs, and press cuttings, along with interpretative essays.
  • World at War
    Provides overviews of individual modern wars, with causes, opponents, consequences, articles, media and visuals, documents, facts and figures, and timelines.

Language and Literature

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  • Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection
    60,000 historical articles and complete texts of over 1,100 historical books on Hispanic American literature and culture. The content is 80% Spanish and 20% English and is indexed and searchable in both Spanish and English.
  • Communication & Mass Media Complete
    Offers information from over 600 journals in communication, mass media and related fields includes abstracts, indexing, bibliographical citations and author profiles, as well as full text from more 240 titles.
  • Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center Products
    Materials produced by the Center for independent learners to improve their foreign language skills. Includes support for Albanian, Arabic, Azerbaijani, Chinese, Croatian, Dari, Egyptian, French, Greek, Hausa, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Iraqi, Japanese, Korean, Kurdish-Sorani, Kurmanji, Levantine, Pashto, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, and Uzbek.
  • Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics
    Covers all aspects of the study of Arabic and dealing with all levels of the language (pre-Classical Arabic, Classical Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic, Arabic vernaculars, mixed varieties of Arabic), both synchronically and diachronically. Includes both the external and the internal history of the language, as well as the structural analysis of the different varieties of the language, the interaction between varieties in mixed levels (such as Middle Arabic), the linguistic contacts between Arabic and other languages, and the place of Arabic within larger language groups.
  • MLA Directory of Periodicals
    Presents detailed information on more than 7,100 periodicals in the areas of literature, language, linguistics, and folklore.
  • MLA International Bibliography
    Index to journal articles, books and dissertations, with some links to full text, covering literature, language and linguistics, folklore, literary theory & criticism, dramatic arts, and other related fields.

Medical

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  • Faculty of 1000
    Post-publication peer review service that highlights and evaluates articles published in the biomedical sciences, based on the recommendations of a faculty of over 10,000 scientists and clinicians. Also includes a repository of conference posters and The Scientist, a magazine of the life sciences.
  • Health Reference Center Academic
    Provides citations and full text access to nursing and allied health journals, reference books, clinical reference systems topical overviews, newsletters, health pamphlets, consumer health magazines and newspaper articles.
  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
    Provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines.
  • MEDLINE
    Citations and abstracts, some with links to full text, to publications on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and other medical topics.
  • MedlinePlus
    Health care information selected by the National Library of Medicine for use by health care consumers and health professionals. Topics are listed alphabetically and are also grouped into 32 groups. PubMed database searches, with the search queries already formulated, can be initiated from any of the health topics in order to search for more information.
  • PILOTS [Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress]
    Citations and abstracts to the international literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health sequelae of traumatic events.
  • PubMed
    Citations, many with abstracts and some with links to full text, for biomedical literature from 1809 onward.

Military and Government

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  • The Air University Library's Index to Military Periodicals : AULIMP
    Subject index to significant articles, news items, and editorials from English language military and aeronautical periodicals.
  • Armed Conflict Database
    This database covers international and internal conflicts, as well as terrorism, including information on refugees and returnees, internally displaced persons, weapons used and their flows, fatalities, costs, historical backgrounds, and timelines. Users can generate reports, download data, and browse through year-by-year analysis and fact sheets online.
  • Army Electronic Publications and Forms
    Official distribution point for most publications and forms, including Army regulations, field and technical manuals, and doctrinal publications.
  • Catalog of United States Government Publications
    Finding tool for electronic and print publications from the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the U.S. government. Covers issues from July 1976 onward.
  • Congressional Research Service Reports
    Includes selected Congressional Research Service reports.
  • CQ Press Electronic Library
    Portal for CQ Press online products covering American government, politics, history, public policy, and current and world affairs.
  • Digital National Security Archive (DNSA)
    Contains declassified government documents covering U.S. policy decisions from post World War II through the 21st century
  • DTIC Online [Defense Technical Information Center]
    Citations to unclassified documents in DTIC's Technical Reports Collection, many with full text.
  • FDsys
    GPO's Federal Digital System provides public access to Congressional and Federal agency publications.
  • FIRST
    Facts on International Relations and Security Trends, providing data on conflicts, arms transfers and military expenditure, states and international organizations, economic and social statistics, and chronologies.
  • Fold3 [formerly known as Footnote]
    Original source documents with an emphasis on military records and stories. Includes: History and genealogy archives -- African American archives -- Holocaust archives -- Native American archives -- Revolutionary War archives -- U.S. Bureau of Investigation case file archives -- World War II archives.
  • Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports
    Translated transcripts of foreign radio and television broadcasts, news agency transmissions, newspapers, periodicals, and government statements. The reports are from 1974-1996 and contain political, military, economic, environmental, and sociological news and information.
  • Gannett Military Newsstand
    Full text of Army Times and eight other newspapers.
  • GDI Global Defense Information
    Coverage of worldwide military and defense news. Includes a daily news section, and a searchable archive from 1986 to 2012. Updating ceased with Dec. 31, 2012
  • Homeland Security Digital Library
    Contains documents collected from a wide variety of sources, including federal, state, tribal, and local government agencies, professional organizations, think tanks, academic institutions, and international governing bodies.
  • International Security & Counter Terrorism Reference Center
    Content includes hundreds of full text journals and periodicals, hundreds of thousands of selected articles, news feeds, reports, summaries, books, blogs, FAQs, and proprietary Background Information Summaries that pertain to terrorism and security.
  • Jane's
    Source for information on defense, geopolitics, weapons systems, and security.
  • Jane's Terrorism and Insurgency Intelligence Centre
    News, exclusive features, detailed reference and an interactive terrorist events database.
  • Joint Electronic Library
    Contains full text of joint doctrine publications, plus other Dept. of Defense publications, including the Dept. of Defense Dictionary, DoD Directives, CJCS Directives, and issues of Joint Force Quarterly, 1993 to present.
  • Military & Government Collection
    Provides full-text coverage of scholarly and peer-reviewed journals, country reports from CountryWatch, pamphlets, and indexing and abstracts of hundreds of titles.
  • Military Legal Resources
    Collection of current and historical primary source materials and publications on military law.
  • Official Documents of the United Nations
    Collection of official United Nations documentation, beginning in 1993. Provides access to the resolutions of the General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council and the Trusteeship Council from 1946 onwards.
  • Open CRS : Congressional Research Reports for the People
    Provides access to publicly released Congressional Research Service reports.
  • Open Source Center
    Provided by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Collects and analyzes open source information from around the world and makes its products - ranging from textual translations to multimedia productions - available to customers throughout the US Government. OSC also brokers and hosts open source information and products from dozens of other open source providers, including other USG entities, think tanks, and more. Open access for users with appropriate credentials. Individual registration is required - use your AKO email address.
  • Oxford Bibliographies Online. Military History
    Peer-reviewed annotated bibliographies on military history. Bibliographies are browseable by subject area and keyword searchable. Contains a "My OBO" function that allows users to create personalized bibliographies of individual citations from different bibliographies.
  • ProQuest Congressional
    Information produced by or pertaining to the United States Congress from 1789 to the present. Provides full text for many titles, generally from the early 1990's to the present. Includes bills, laws, legislative histories, hearings, committee prints, House and Senate documents and reports, the Congressional Record, Congressional Research Service reports, Code of Federal Regulations, and Federal Register.
  • Stratfor : Geopolitical Intellgence, Economic, Political, and Military Strategic Forecasting  
      
    Includes snapshots of global news, daily analyses of world events, quarterly and annual forecasts, videos, and interactive maps. Some free content, but most requires an individual subscription.
  • U.S. Congressional Documents - Hein Online
    Comprehensive collection of Congressional and related documents, including the Congressional Record and its predecessors.
  • U.S. Congressional Serial Set [GPO]
    Database of Congressional documents and reports from 1995 onward. Provides access to primary source material on all aspects of American history, including committee reports related to bills and other matters, presidential communications to Congress, treaty materials, and selected executive department and non-governmental publications.
  • U.S. Congressional Serial Set [Readex]
    Database of Congressional documents and reports from 1817 through 1994. Provides access to primary source material on all aspects of American history, including committee reports related to bills and other matters, presidential communications to Congress, treaty materials, and selected executive department and non-governmental publications.
  • United Nations Treaty Collection
    Contains full-text of the United Nations Treaty Series, the United Nations Treaty Series Cumulative Index, and the League of Nations Treaty Series, the current status of the Multilateral Treaties deposited with the Secretary-General, and texts of recently deposited multilateral treaties.
  • War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies [via eHistory]
    Primary sources (correspondence, orders, reports, and returns) generated during the course of the Civil War.
  • War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies [via Making of America]
    Primary sources (correspondence, orders, reports, and returns) generated during the course of the Civil War.
  • World at War
    Provides overviews of individual modern wars, with causes, opponents, consequences, articles, media and visuals, documents, facts and figures, and timelines.

Newspapers

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  • 19th Century U.S. Newspapers
    Searchable database containing digital facsimile images of newspapers; presented as full page layout as well as single articles; advertisements and illustrations included. Includes numerous newspapers from a range of urban and rural regions throughout the U.S.
  • 19th Century UK Periodicals
    Collected periodicals published in Great Britain from 1800-1900.
  • America's Historical Newspapers, 1690-1922
    Provides images and full-text content access to historic newspapers.
  • Gannett Military Newsstand
    Full text of Army Times and eight other newspapers.
  • Library PressDisplay
    Provides access to over 200 current newspapers from more than 55 countries, displayed in their original format and accessible by country, language, or title. Includes the most recent 60 days for most titles.
  • ProQuest Newspapers
    Full text collection of a wide range of current and historical American newspapers.
  • Regional Business News
    75 business journals, newspapers and newswires covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

Other

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  • A to Z Maps Online
    Database of proprietary, royalty-free world, continent, country, and state maps. Included in the 4,000+ maps are: political maps, physical maps, outline maps, population maps, precipitation maps, climate maps, and other thematic maps.
  • Journal Citation Reports
    Database of journal citation statistics allowing analyses of impact and influence of individual journals.
  • Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
    Citations and abstracts to publications in library and information science, some with links to full text.
  • The Serials Directory
    Bibliographic listings for serial publications, indexing and abstracting services, and newspapers. Includes contact information and pricing.
  • SPORTDiscus with Full Text
    Citations and abstracts, many with full text, to journals and books in sports, fitness and related disciplines.
  • Washington Information Directory
    Contact and descriptive information on federal government offices, regulatory agencies, congressional committees, judicial offices, public interest groups, nongovernmental organizations, and international organizations.
  • WorldCat
    OCLC catalog of millions of books and other materials in libraries worldwide.
  • WorldCat [via FirstSearch]
    A more complete version of the OCLC catalog

Science

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  • ACS Journals A-Z
    Provides access to American Chemical Society publications.
  • Agriculture Collection
    Citations, some with abstracts and full text, to periodicals in agriculture and related disciplinese.
  • American Society for Microbiology Journals
    Portal to American Society for Microbiology journals.
  • APS Journals
    Portal to American Physical Society journals.
  • BioOne
    Collection of bioscience research journals.
  • BioOne Abstracts and Indexes
    Indexing and abstracts for bioscience research journals included in the BioOne database.
  • e-EROS : Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis
    Database of approximately 70,000 reactions and 4000 of the most frequently consulted reagents. Searchable by structure and sub-structure, reagent, reaction type, experimental conditions, and keyword.
  • Encyclopedia of Computational Chemistry
  • Environment Complete
    Provides citations and abstracts for publications in a wide range of environmental sciences, many with full text.
  • Faculty of 1000
    Post-publication peer review service that highlights and evaluates articles published in the biomedical sciences, based on the recommendations of a faculty of over 10,000 scientists and clinicians. Also includes a repository of conference posters and The Scientist, a magazine of the life sciences.
  • GeoRef
    Index to geoscience literature. Contains citations and abstracts (some with links to full text) to journal articles, books, maps, conference papers, reports and theses. Covers North America from 1669 and the rest of the world from 1933.
  • GreenFILE
    Indexing and abstracts for publications in environmental sciences and human ecology, with some full text.
  • Information Bridge: Open Source to DOE's Scientific & Technical Information
    Access to full-text Department of Energy research and development in physics, chemistry, materials, biology, environmental cleanup, energy technologies, renewable energy, and other topics; documents are primarily from 1991 forward.
  • IOP Science
    Online service and index for content published by the Institute of Physics. Full text available for USMA subscribed titles.
  • MathSciNet
    Consists of reviews and citations to the world's research literature in mathematics and related areas compiled from Mathematical reviews Current mathematical publications, 1940-
  • NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)
    Database of NASA and NACA conference papers, journal articles, meeting papers, patents, research reports, images, movies, and technical videos.
  • NTIS
    The National Technical Information Service database contains summaries of scientific, technical, engineering, and business information publications from 1964 to the present.
  • Optics InfoBase
    Portal to Optical Society of America publications.
  • PubChem
    Set of databases covering biological activities of small molecules, including substance information, compound structures, and bioactivity data.
  • ScienceDirect
    Collection of periodicals and books in science, social sciences, technology and medicine.
  • SciFinder
    Portal to Chemical Abstracts Service databases, including Chemical Abstracts, Registry, CASREACT, CHEMLIST, and CHEMCAT. Citations to the chemistry literature by topic, author, CAS Registry Numbers, patent number, and CAS abstract number. Chemical substances may be searched by chemical name, chemical structure, CAS Registry Numbers, formula and substructure. NEW USERS: contact Reference staff at x8325 for registration instructions.
  • Scitation
    Portal to journals published and distributed by the American Institute of Physics and its member societies. Covers physics, astronomy, electronics, engineering, materials science, mathematics and associated disciplines. We subscribe to only some of the titles in this database.
  • SPIE Digital Library
    Portal to Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers journals and proceedings.

Social Sciences

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  • American FactFinder
    Provides data drawn from several U.S. Census Bureau censuses and surveys about the United States, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas.
  • American State Papers, 1789-1838
    Search or browse U.S. congressional materials originating from 1789 and covering through 1838, including 1st Congress, 1st Session through 25th Congress, 2nd Session.
  • Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection
    60,000 historical articles and complete texts of over 1,100 historical books on Hispanic American literature and culture. The content is 80% Spanish and 20% English and is indexed and searchable in both Spanish and English.
  • CIAO: Columbia International Affairs Online
    Publishes a wide range of scholarship from 1991 onward, including working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs.
  • Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center Products
    Materials produced by the Center for independent learners to improve their foreign language skills. Includes support for Albanian, Arabic, Azerbaijani, Chinese, Croatian, Dari, Egyptian, French, Greek, Hausa, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Iraqi, Japanese, Korean, Kurdish-Sorani, Kurmanji, Levantine, Pashto, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, and Uzbek.
  • EconLit
    Citations and abstracts to scholarly literature in economics beginning with 1886, many with full text.
  • Encyclopaedia Islamica
    Emphasizing Shīʻi themes, this encyclopedia presents biographies of political, military and cultural personalities, with accounts of events throughout the Muslim world; scientific, artistic, literary and philosophical themes; the disciplines of jurisprudence, Qurʾānic studies, history and geography, logic and linguistics, faith and philosophy, and such sciences as medicine and mathematics.
  • Encyclopaedia of Islam (2nd ed.)
    Includes articles on distinguished Muslims of every age and land, on tribes and dynasties, on the crafts and sciences, on political and religious institutions, on the geography, ethnography, flora and fauna of the various countries and on the history, topography and monuments of the major towns and cities. Its geographical and historical scope encompasses the old Arabo-Islamic empire, the Islamic countries of Iran, Central Asia, the Indian sub-continent and Indonesia, the Ottoman Empire and all modern Islamic states.
  • Encyclopaedia of Islam (3rd ed.)
  • Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World
    Covers Jewish history, religion and culture in Muslim lands from the seventh century to the present (2010), particularly in the late medieval, early modern and modern periods.
  • Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures
    Critical essays on women, Muslim and non-Muslim, and Islamic cultures in every region where there have been significant Muslim populations.
  • ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)
    Provides citations and abstracts to education-related documents and journal articles, some with links to full text.
  • Historical Statistics of the United States
    Contains more than 37,000 annual time series of quantitative historical information covering virtually every quantifiable dimension of American history: population, work and welfare, economic structure and performance, governance, and international relations.
  • Index Islamicus
    Bibliography of publications in European languages on all aspects of Islam and the Muslim world.
  • International Political Science Abstracts
    Indexes and abstracts to articles from periodicals published throughout the world, from 1951 to the present.
  • Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)  
      
    Archive of over 3000 datasets in a wide range of topics in political and social sciences.
  • Issues & Controversies
    Provides summaries of issues and controversies in current and recent events, including historical background on the issues and synopses of all sides of the debate.
  • Mental Measurements Yearbook
    Descriptions and reviews of test products used in within such diverse areas as psychology, education, business, and leadership.
  • Middle Eastern & Central Asian Studies
    Citations and abstracts, some with links to full text, to publications covering political affairs & law, international relations, economic affairs, business & industry, cultural heritage, arts & humanities, society & social welfare, ethnic diversity & anthropology, significant religious events & movements and recent history & archaeology.
  • Official Documents of the United Nations
    Collection of official United Nations documentation, beginning in 1993. Provides access to the resolutions of the General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council and the Trusteeship Council from 1946 onwards.
  • OECD iLibrary
    Portal to publications of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development and related agencies.
  • PolicyFile
    Citations and abstracts, most with links to full text, for U.S. public policy research from over 350 think tanks, non-governmental organizations, research institutes, university centers, advocacy groups, and other entities.
  • Political Science Complete
    Full text of over 480 journals, 330 full-text reference books and monographs, and over 36,000 full text conference papers, as well as indexing and abstracts for more than 800 additional journals
  • Polling the Nations
    A database of polls taken on a variety of subjects all over the world from 1986 onward.
  • Professional Development Collection
    A collection of education journals (including peer-reviewed titles), and educational reports.
  • ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the U.S.
    Comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Use the Abstract as a convenient volume for statistical reference, and as a guide to sources of more information both in print and on the Web. Covers 1790 to present.
  • ProQuest Statistical Insight
    Statistical information produced by U.S. Federal agencies, States, private organizations, and major intergovernmental organizations.
  • PsycArticles
    Full text of American Psychological Association journals.
  • PsycBooks
    Full text of American Psychological Association books.
  • PsycCritiques
    Book reviews of scholarly and professional books in psychology and critiques of popular films and trade books from a psychological perspective.
  • PsycInfo
    Citations and abstracts, some with links to full text, for psychological literature dating from 1887 onward.
  • Social Services Abstracts
    Citations and abstracts of publications in social work, human services, and related areas from 1980 onward.
  • SocINDEX with Full Text
    Citations and abstracts, many with full text, to journals and other publications in sociology.
  • Sociological Abstracts
    Citations and abstracts to journal articles, book reviews, books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers in sociology and related disciplines.
  • United Nations Treaty Collection
    Contains full-text of the United Nations Treaty Series, the United Nations Treaty Series Cumulative Index, and the League of Nations Treaty Series, the current status of the Multilateral Treaties deposited with the Secretary-General, and texts of recently deposited multilateral treaties.
  • World Bank Open Data
    Portal to a wide range of datasets covering worldwide economics, finance, development, health, education, and environmental topics.
  • World Christian Database
    Statistical information on world religions, Christian denominations, and ethnolinguistic groups.

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