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Name, Years & Updates Description


Vendor: JSTOR

Years: start dates vary,
coverage is always at least 3-5 years older
than current year

Updated: continually

full text; subjects: arts and sciences, business, ecology and botany, general science, language and literature, music.

JSTOR is a high-quality, interdisciplinary journal archive. It includes archives of over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work. The entire database is full-text searchable, offers search term highlighting, includes high-quality images, and is interlinked by millions of citations and references.


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Legal Collection
Vendor: EBSCO

Years: 1965 -

Updated: n/a

full text, citations, abstracts; subjects: law, criminal justice, international law, federal law, organized crime, medical, labor & human resource law, ethics, environmental law.

Centered on the discipline of law and legal topics, Legal Collection is a collection of respected, scholarly peer-reviewed publications including law journals, documents and case studies.  Legal Collection offers full text for more than 300 law journals.

LexisNexis Academic
Vendor: LexisNexis

Years: start dates vary

Updated: daily

full text; subjects: regional, national and international news, law, business.

Access to over 10,000 news, business, and legal sources. News coverage includes deep back-files and up-to-the-minute stories in national and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news, and non-English language sources.  The Company Dossier module leads to detailed company information and financial performance measures. This database also provides access to Shepard's Citations® service for all federal and states court cases back to 1789.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
Vendor: EBSCO

Years: 1960 -

Updated: n/a

citations, abstracts; subjects: library & information science.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) indexes more than 500 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.

Library Literature & Information Science Full Text
Vendor: EBSCO
(H.W. Wilson)

Years: 1984-

Updated: daily

partial full text, citations, abstracts; subjects: library & information science.

This database indexes English and foreign-language periodicals, selected state journals, conference proceedings, pamphlets, books, and library school theses, plus over 300 books per year. The database contains full text articles from over a hundred select publications, the database also steers users to valuable information on the Web with hotlinks to sites mentioned in articles.

Literature Criticism Online
Vendor: Gale

Years: n/a

Updated: n/a

full text; subjects: literary criticism.

Literary commentary and analysis. Contains the full text of every volume in the the following Gale literary criticism series: Children's Literature Review, Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism, Contemporary Literary Criticism, Literature Criticism from 1400-1800, Nineteenth-century Literature Criticism, Shakespearean Criticism, and Twentieth-century Literary Criticism.

Literature Resource Center
Vendor: Gale

Years: varies


full text; subjects: literature, literary figures.

LRC contains full text scholarly articles from more than 360 academic journals and literary magazines—the majority peer-reviewed—as well as excerpts from scholarly monographs, literary correspondence and diaries.  Reviews of books of all sorts, from children's literature to adult fiction, from popular non-fiction to scholarly studies.  Substantive biographical essays on more than 130,000 authors, providing insights into life and times, works, and critical reception. Full text of thousands of poems and short stories published in contemporary journals and magazines.  Overview essays on thousands of books and literary topics. Links to editorially selected websites on authors and their works, as well as pictures of well-known authors and audio interviews and reviews.

The (London) Times Digital Archive

Vendor: Gale
Years: 1785-2007
Updated: n/a

full text; subjects: national and international news.

Since its first publication in 1785, The Times (London) has become one of the most preeminent, global daily (except Sundays) newspapers of the 18th century through the early 21st century, covering international events, people, places, politics, business news, opinion and debate, entertainment, and advertising. The Times Digital Archive brings you every page of every issue of this publication as a fully-searchable, easy-to-navigate online resource.

Los Angeles Times
Vendor: ProQuest

Years: 1985-

Updated: daily

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

The Los Angeles Times is one of the largest metropolitan newspapers in the U.S. The Times' is the largest news gathering operation in California, which includes 22 foreign, 11 national, and four state bureaus. Each issue of every newspaper is indexed thoroughly, giving access to top news stories, and detailed information on the arts, sports, business, and popular culture. Even such items as editorials, editorial cartoons, obituaries, and letters to the editor from well-known people are indexed.

Los Angeles Times Historical Newspaper
Vendor: ProQuest

Years: Dec. 4, 1881 -
Dec. 31, 1990

Updated: varies

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

Full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue of the Los Angeles Times newspaper.

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Note: Some database descriptions taken verbatim from vendor information.