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Name, Years & Updates Description



Vendor: ABC CLIO

Years: n/a

Updated: new editions & new titles added regularly.

full text; subjects: all subject areas.

The ABC CLIO eBook Collection contains encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and guides from ABC-CLIO, Greenwood Press, Libraries Unlimited, and Praeger.

ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry
Vendor: ProQuest

Years: 1975 -

Updated: daily

full text; subjects: national and international business, trade, industry and company information.ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry covers major trade and industry news. It includes in-depth coverage of companies, products, executives, trends, and other topics.  Study and compare specific trades and industries, including telecommunications, computing, transportation, construction, petrochemicals, and many others.

Academic Complete

Vendor: ebrary

Years: varies

Updated: varies

full text; subjects: all academic topics.

Academic Complete is a collection of electronic books covering all academic disciplines.

Academic Search Premier
Vendor: EBSCO

Years: 1975-

Updated: daily

full text, citations, abstracts; subjects: all academic subjects.

Academic Search Premier is a multidisciplinary database containing full text for thousands of journals, newspapers and magazines, including many peer-reviewed titles. In addition to the available full text, ASP indexes and abstracts thousands of additional resources. This scholarly collection covers information in nearly every area of academic study.  PDF back-files to 1975 or earlier are available for many journals, and searchable cited references are provided for many titles.

ACLS Humanities E-Book Collection
Vendor: UM

Years: variable

Updated: n/a



full text; subjects: humanities.

This electronic resource includes over three thousand full text, cross-searchable books in the humanities selected by scholars for their continuing importance for research and teaching.  Subject areas include: African, American, Asian, Latin American, Canadian, Caribbean, European (Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, and Modern), Middle Eastern, World/Comparative, Byzantine/Mediterranean, and Australasian/Oceanian history, plus women's history, Jewish studies, history of the Native Peoples of the Americas, and of Sciences and Technology. Plus archaeology, art & architectural history, performance studies (theater, music, dance, performance), film & media studies, folklore, religion, musicology, political science, literary criticism, sociology, bibliographical studies, history of the book, and biblical studies.

ACM Digital Library
Vendor: Association for Computing Machinery

Years: start dates vary

Updated: varies

full text; subjects: computer science.

Contains bibliographic information, abstracts, reviews, and the full text for articles published in ACM periodicals and proceedings since its founding in 1947 plus selected works published by affiliated organizations. Also provides a bibliographic database, consisting of more than a quarter-million citations of core works in computing including journals, proceedings, books, technical reports, and theses.

ACS Publications
Vendor: American Chemical Society

Years: 1879 -

Updated: varies

full text; subjects: chemistry.

Full text of all titles published by ACS from 1879 to present.  Provides access to all 35 ACS research journals; also provides other resources for the chemical sciences, such as directories, buyer's guides, a grad school finder, a "Chemcyclopedia", and the ACS booklist.  Includes the ACS Legacy Archives which provides full text searching and instant access to all titles, volumes, issues, and articles published by the ACS from 1879 to 1995.

Vendor: EBSCO

Years: 1970-

Updated: monthly

citations, abstracts; subjects: animal and veterinary sciences, entomology, plant sciences, forestry, aquaculture and fisheries, agricultural economics, food and human nutrition, agricultural engineering and technology and earth and environmental sciences.

AGRICOLA contains bibliographic records from the U.S. National Agricultural Library. This database contains more than 4.1 million citations. The citations are comprised of journal articles, book chapters, monographs, theses, patents, software, audiovisual materials, and technical reports related to agriculture. AGRICOLA encompasses all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines.

Alt HealthWatch
Vendor: EBSCO

Years: 1990 -

Updated: n/a

full text; subjects: alternative and complementary medicine.

This database focuses on the many aspects of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It contains full text articles for more than 180 international, and often peer-reviewed, journals and reports. In addition, there are hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts.

Alt-Press Watch
Vendor: ProQuest

Years: 1970-

Updated: quarterly

full text; subjects: local, national & international news.

A full text database comprised of articles from more than 210 alternative and independent press newspapers, magazines and journals.

America: History & Life
Vendor: EBSCO

Years: 1964-

Updated: monthly

citations, abstracts; subjects: American and Native American history and life.

Covers article abstracts, book and media reviews, and dissertations on the history and culture of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present.  Click on "CLIO Notes" for period summaries.

American Memory
Vendor: Library of Congress

Years: n/a

Updated: n/a

full text; subjects: U.S. history and culture from 1400.

Contains primary source materials including multimedia collections of digitized documents, photographs, recorded sound, moving pictures, and text from the Americana collections of the Library of Congress. The site offers more than 7 million digital items from more than 100 historical collections.

L'Annee philologique
Vendor: EBSCO

Years: volumes 40 (1969) to 71 (2000)

Updated: annually

5 simultaneous users

citations, abstracts; subjects:  Greek and Latin literature and linguistics.

L'Année philologique is a bibliography containing citations of all known scholarly work on classical antiquity published in any language, anywhere in the world. Its subjects are Greek and Latin literature and linguistics, including early Christian texts and patristics, Greek and Roman history, philosophy, art, archaeology, religion, mythology, music, and science. Its coverage begins in the second millennium B.C.E. with pre-classical archaeology, and ends with the period of transition from late antiquity to the middle ages (roughly 500-800 C.E.).  Thirty-two years (1969-1999) of the Année philologique (volumes 40 to 71) have been put online by the Société Internationale de Bibliographie Classique. Each spring a new volume will be added to the database. The digitization of volumes before vol. 40 is being undertaken by the DCB (Database of Classical Bibliography).

Annual Reviews

Vendor: Annual Reviews

Updated: yearly

full text; subjects: biomedical/life sciences, physical sciences, social sciences. 

A comprehensive collection of critical reviews written by leading scientists. Reviews the most significant primary research literature to guide researchers to the principal contributions of their field and help them keep up to date in their area of research. Each article is its own search engine, providing a gateway to the essential primary research literature referenced within each topic.

Anthropology Plus
Vendor: EBSCO

Years: 19th Century -


10 simultaneous users            

citations; subjects: anthropology and archaeology, including art history, demography, economics, psychology and religious studies.

Brings together into one resource Anthropological Literature from Harvard University and Anthropological Index from the Royal Anthropological Institute, UK.  Indexes literature in the areas of social, cultural, physical and linguistic anthropology, ethnology, archaeology, folklore, material culture and interdisciplinary studies.

Vendor: AnthroSource

Years: variable

Updated: n/a

full text; subjects: anthropology.

Full text access to the publications of the American Anthropological Association. Including journals, reference materials, conference proceedings, dissertations, and bibliographic data to multimedia objects, audio, and video.

Vendor: OCLC

Years: n/a

Updated: n/a


subjects: contents of historical archives.

ArchiveGrid is an important destination for searching through historical documents, personal papers, and family histories held in archives around the world.  Thousands of libraries, museums, and archives have contributed nearly a million collection descriptions to ArchiveGrid. Researchers searching ArchiveGrid can learn about the many items in each of these collections.

Art Full Text
Vendor: EBSCO
(H.W. Wilson)

Years: 1984-

Updated: monthly

full text, citations, abstracts; subjects: archaeology, architecture and architectural history, art history, decorative arts, fashion design, folk art, graphic arts, motion pictures, museology, non-western art, painting, photography, pottery, sculpture, television.

This database offers full text plus abstracts and indexing of an international array of peer-selected publications, including coverage of Latin American, Canadian, Asian and other non-Western art, new artists, contemporary art, exhibition reviews, and feminist criticism.  Full text coverage for selected periodicals is also included along with yearbooks, museum bulletins, competition and award notices, exhibition listings, interviews, and film reviews.  In addition to articles, Art Full Text indexes reproductions of works of art that appear in indexed periodicals. 

Art Index Retrospective
Vendor: EBSCO
(H.W. Wilson)

Years: 1929-1984

Updated: continued by Art Full Text

citations; subjects: archaeology, architecture and architectural history, art history, decorative arts, fashion design, folk art, graphic arts, motion pictures, museology, non-western art, painting, photography, pottery, sculpture, television.

Citations to English-language periodicals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins, as well as periodicals published in French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Dutch.  Covers the years 1929 to 1984.

Vendor: University of Chicago

Years: 12th-20th Century

Updated: irregularly

full text; subjects: literary criticism, biology, history, economics and philosophy.

ARTFL is a database of nearly 2000 French texts, covering time periods from medieval to the 20th century and subjects of literary criticism, biology, history, economics and philosophy. The Project for American and French Research on the Treasury of the French Language (ARTFL) is a cooperative enterprise of analyse et TraitementInformatique de la Langue Francaise (ATILF) of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), the Division of the Humanities, the Division of the Social Sciences, and Electronic Text Services (ETS) of the University of Chicago.

Vendor: Artstor

Years: n/a

Updated: n/a

content: digital images.

ARTstor is a digital library of over one million images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences, with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes.

Asian American Drama
Vendor: Alexander Street Press

Years: variable

Updated: n/a

full text; subjects:  Asian American Drama.

Asian American Drama brings together more than 250 plays representing the various ethnicities within the Asian American community. Along with many works by writers of Japanese, Filipino, Vietnamese, and Chinese descent, the collection includes plays by writers of Hawaiian, Indian, Thai, Korean, Persian, and Malaysian ancestry, along with related biographical, production, and theatrical information. The collection begins in the late nineteenth century and continues to the writings of contemporary playwrights. Some 50% of the plays have never been published before. The database also includes selected playbills, production photographs and other ephemera related to the plays.

ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials
Vendor: EBSCO

Years: 1949-

Updated: semi-annually   

full text, citations, abstracts; subjects: biblical studies, world religions, church history, religious perspectives on social issues. 

ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials combines the premier index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion with ATLA's online collection of major religion and theology journals. The ATLA Religion Database includes more than 555,000 article citations from more than 1,656 journals (518 currently indexed), more than 232,000 essay citations from over 16,700 multi-author works, more than 511,000 book review citations, and a growing number of multimedia citations.  Full text is provided for more than 266,000 electronic articles and book reviews, from more than 130 journals selected by leading religion scholars in the United States. This database is produced by the American Theological Library Association.

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