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Name, Years & Updates Description


Vendor: OCLC

Years: n/a

Updated: n/a

content: digital images.

The Catalog of Art Museum Images Online is a premier resource of high-quality art images from around the world contributed and described by leading museums. CAMIO may be used for educational and research purposes if the images are properly credited.

Censtats Databases
Vendor: U.S. Department of Commerce

Years: 1996-

Updated: n/a

full text, data; subjects: business & demographic statistics.

Access to the following statistical databases; Building Permits Data, County Business Patterns Data, International Trade Data, Non-employer Statistics, USA Counties Data, Detailed Occupation by Race, Hispanic Origin and Sex, Census Tract Street Locator and Public Law Census of Population and Housing.

Census Bureau
Vendor: U.S. Census Bureau

Years: varies

Updated: decennial

full text, data; subjects: U.S. statistical information.

See Census 2010, and the Census 2000 Gateway, and American Factfinder for statistical data from the 2000 census on towns, cities, counties, and states. Included are population, education, income, race, ancestry, housing and labor statistics.  See Census Bureau Economic Programs for: national and sub-national economic data, sector-specific data, and some monthly and quarterly data. Includes Annual Survey of Manufacturers, Building Permits, County Business Patterns, international trade data, and much more.

Chicago Manual of Style Online
Vendor: UC Press

Years: n/a

Updated: varies

full text; subjects: style manual.

Complete 16th and 15th editions of the Chicago Manual of Style plus Tools such as sample correspondence, proofreaders’ marks, and a quick guide to citation, and the Citation Quick Guide.


Choice: Reviews Online
Vendor: Choice

Years: n/a

Updated: n/a

full text, citations; subjects: book, media and web site reviews. 

Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries is a source for reviews of academic books, electronic media, and Internet resources of interest to those in higher education.  Choice is a publication of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association.

The Christian Science Monitor
Vendor: ProQuest

Years: 1988 -

Updated: daily

full text; subjects: national and international news.

According to its web site "The Christian Science Monitor is an international news organization that delivers thoughtful, global coverage" of national and international news.  Coverage includes news of the world and the USA, commentary, business, environment, innovation, science, culture and books.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
Vendor: Chronicle

Years: Sept.1989-

Updated: daily

full text; subjects: higher education news.

The Chronicle is published every weekday and covers news, advice, and jobs for people in academe. The Chronicle's web site features the complete contents of the latest issue; daily news and advice columns; thousands of current job listings; an archive of previously published content; discussion forums; and career-building tools such as online CV management, salary databases, and more.

CIAO: Columbia International Affairs Online
Vendor: Columbia University Press

Years: 1991 -

Updated: monthly

full text; subjects: international affairs, politics & government.

Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) is the most comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs. It publishes a wide range of scholarship from 1991 onward that includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs.  CIAO is widely-recognized as a source for teaching materials including original case studies written by leading international affairs experts, course packs of background readings for history and political science classes, and special features like the analysis of a bin Laden recruitment tape with video.

(Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature)
Vendor: EBSCO

Years: 1981-

Updated: monthly

partial full text; citations, abstracts; subjects: nursing, biomedicine, allied health, occupational therapy, physical therapy, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health.

CINAHL provides indexing for 2,960 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health.  In addition, the database offers access to health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, educational software, audiovisuals and book chapters.  Full text material includes 71 journals plus legal cases, clinical innovations, critical paths, drug records, research instruments and clinical trials.  CINAHL also includes the Pre-CINAHL dataset. Pre-CINAHL is intended to provide current awareness of new journal articles, and is a collection of records that provide basic bibliographic information before they are indexed with CINAHL Headings. As Pre-CINAHL journal articles are indexed, the records are replaced with complete CINAHL records.

(Communication Institute for Online Scholarship)
Vendor: CIOS

Years: varies

Updated: varies

partial full text; citations, abstracts; subjects: human communication studies, speech communication, rhetoric, journalism, mass communication.

An information gateway for the communications field.  Access to the ComIndex database, which provides citations only to communications journals from the 1970s to the present. ComAbstracts provides article abstracts for 49 journals from the 1980's to the present.  Also included are the full text of Electronic Journal of Communication, electronic conferences, an events calendar, communication related news briefs, job postings, and more.

The Cochrane Library
Vendor: Wiley Interscience

Years: current

Updated: continuously

fulltext, citations, abstracts; subjects: evidence based healthcare information.

The Cochrane Library is a collection of six databases that contain high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. Cochrane Reviews represent the highest level of evidence on which to base clinical treatment decisions. In addition to Cochrane Reviews, The Cochrane Library provides other sources of information including systematic reviews, abstracts, technology assessments, economic evaluations, and individual clinical trials.

Communication & Mass Media Complete
Vendor: EBSCO

Years: 1915-

Updated: n/a

partial full text; citations: abstracts; subjects: communications and mass media.

Communication & Mass Media Complete provides access to quality research in areas related to communication and mass media. This database originated with the merging of two popular databases in the fields of communication and mass media studies -- CommSearch (formerly produced by the National Communication Association (NCA)), and Mass Media Articles Index (formerly produced by Penn State University).  CMMC indexes and abstracts 690 journals, and provides full text for 380 titles.

Computer Source
Vendor: EBSCO

Years: 1985 -

Updated: n/a

partial full text, citations, abstracts; subjects: computer science, programming, artificial intelligence, cybernetics, information systems, robotics, and software.

Provides researchers with the latest information and current trends in high technology. This database offers full text for more than 300 publications and indexing and abstracting for over 450 publications.

Congressional Publications
Vendor: ProQuest

Years: start dates vary

Updated: varies

partial full-text, citations, abstracts; subjects: Congressional publications and legislative research.

Includes bills, legislative histories, U.S. Code, Public Laws, the Congressional Record, the Code of Federal Regulations, Congressional testimony, committee membership, the National Journal and Congress Daily.  Coverage varies, bills go back to the 91st (1969-70) Congress; Congressional Record goes back to the 99th (1985-86) Congress; legislative histories and the CIS Index of congressional publications extend back to 1970. 

CQ Press Electronic Library
Vendor: CQ Press

Years: n/a

Updated: n/a

full text; subjects: all academic subjects.

Provides full text access to CQ Press encyclopedias, handbooks and periodicals.

CQ Researcher
Vendor: CQ Press

Years: 1991-

Updated: weekly

full text; subjects: health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy.

Reports explore a single issue in the news in depth each week. Reports include an introductory overview; background and chronology on the topic; an assessment of the current situation; tables and maps; pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions; and bibliographies of key sources.

CQ Weekly Online
Vendor: CQ Press

Years: 1983 -

Updated: weekly

full text; subjects: full news coverage of the United States Congress.

Congressional Quarterly's magazine on government, commerce and politics.  Includes in-depth reports about issues on the congressional horizon, with a complete wrap up of the previous week's news, including the status of current bills, behind-the-scenes maneuvering, committee and floor activity, debates and all roll-call votes.

Vendor: ProQuest

Years: n/a

Updated: n/a

full text; subjects: business, economics, education, politics and government.

Concise reports on more than 182 cultures of the world, and all US States and Canadian Provinces. Covers daily life and culture, history, customs and lifestyles of the world's people.  Also includes, photos, videos, slideshows, interviews, biographical information about famous people, recipes, flags, graphs, tables and maps.


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