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Sage Reference Online
Vendor: Sage Publications

Years: n/a

Updated: n/a

full text, subject: various subject encyclopedias.

Collection of the electronic versions of Sage's print encyclopedias.

Scientific Style and Format

Vendor: UC Press

Years: n/a

Updated: varies

full text; subjects: style manual.

Complete eighth edition of Scientific Style and Format, will be useful for anyone writing or publishing in any area of science or a related field, and has been fully revised by the Council of Science Editors to reflect today’s best practices in scientific publishing.

SciFinder
Vendor: CAS (American Chemical Society)

Years: 1840 -

Updated: daily

citations, abstracts; subject: chemistry.

SciFinder is a research discovery tool that allows you to explore the CAS databases that contain literature from many scientific disciplines including biomedical sciences, chemistry, engineering, materials science, agricultural science, and more!  You can explore one single source for scientific information in journals and patent literature from around the world.  NOTE: Upon access, all users must request a username and password from CAS using their Puget Sound email address. Registration is complete after clicking the link within the return email from CAS.  Individual Registration

SIRS Discoverer
Vendor: ProQuest

Years: 1981-

Updated: varies

full text; subjects: elementary and middle school curriculum topics.

Designed for elementary age students, SIRS Discoverer contains magazines, newspapers, reference books and web sites all selected for their educational content, reliability, relevance, interest, age-appropriateness, and level of readability.  Content is assigned a reading level (easy, moderate, or challenging) based on content, interest, and readability. Because it includes middle and elementary curriculum topics, Discoverer can be easily integrated into classroom activities. Lexile Reading Levels are included.  State and national standards search helps educators locate standards-aligned articles and other resources.

Social Services Abstracts
Vendor: ProQuest

Years: 1979 -

Updated: monthly

citations, abstracts; subjects: social work, human services.

Social Services Abstracts provides bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development. The database abstracts and indexes over 1,300+ serials publications and includes abstracts of journal articles, dissertations and citations to book reviews.

Sociological Abstracts
Vendor: ProQuest

Years: 1952-

Updated: monthly

citations, abstracts; subjects: sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences.

Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

SPORTDiscus with Full Text
Vendor: EBSCO

Years: 1800 -

Updated: monthly

partial full text, citations, abstracts; subjects: exercise science. 

SPORTDiscus with Full Text is the world’s most comprehensive source of full text for sports & sports medicine journals, providing full text for more than 490 journals indexed in SPORTDiscus. With full-text coverage dating back to 1985 and bibliographic coverage back to the 1800s.  SPORTDiscus covers sport, physical fitness, exercise, sports medicine, physical education, kinesiology, training, disabled persons, drugs, health education, biomechanics, movement science, injury prevention rehabilitation, physical therapy, rehabilitation, nutrition, exercise physiology, sport & exercise psychology, occupational health & therapy, public health and more. The content consists of international references from journal and magazine articles, books, book chapters and conference proceedings.

Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage
Vendor: Standard & Poor's

Years: 1998-

Updated: varies

full text, data; subjects: financial information including current market activity, company quotes, investment information, economic indicators and more.

A comprehensive database of financial information. It brings together 11 of Standard & Poor's investor information products: Bond Guide, Corporation Records, Dividend Record, Earnings Guide, Industry Surveys, Mutual Fund Reports, The Outlook, Register of Corporations, Directors and Executives, Stock Guide and Stock Reports.

Statistical Abstract of the United States
Vendor: ProQuest

Years: current edition

Updated: varies

data; subjects: statistics.

The Statistical Abstract of the United States is a 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.

Statistical Abstract of the United States
Vendor: U.S. Census Bureau

Years: 1878 to 2012

Updated: ceased

data; subjects: statistics.

Authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.  Sources of data include the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and many other Federal agencies and private organizations.

Statistical Abstracts of the World

Vendor: Proquest

Years: current edition

Updated: varies

data; subjects: statistics.

The Statistical Abstracts of the World is a comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the World.

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Teacher Reference Center
Vendor: EBSCO

Years: varies

Updated: n/a

citations, abstracts; subjects: education.

Teacher Reference Center provides indexing and abstracts for 280 periodicals. In addition, 96% of journals indexed in the database are peer-reviewed.

Theatre in Video
Vendor: Alexander Street Press

Years: n/a

Updated: n/a

streaming video; subjects: theatre, documentaries.

Theatre In Video contains more than 250 definitive performances of the world's leading plays, together with more than 100 film documentaries, online in streaming video - more than 500 hours in all, representing hundreds of leading playwrights, actors and directors.

Thomas
Vendor: Library of Congress

Years: varies

Updated: n/a

full text; subjects: federal legislative information.

Provided by the Library of Congress, Thomas makes federal legislative information free to the public, including the Congressional Record, Committee information, information on the legislative process, historical documents and much more.

The Times Digital Archive
Vendor: Gale
Years: 1785-2007
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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.

TOPICsearch
Vendor: EBSCO

Years: n/a

Updated: n/a

full text, abstracts; subjects: social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics.

TOPICsearch is a current events database that allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics including controversial opinions and viewpoints. TOPICsearch contains full text for over 60,000 articles from 399 diverse sources including international and regional newspapers, EBSCO's collection of periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information.

Toxline
Vendor: ProQuest

Years: 2000-

Updated: weekly

citations, abstracts; subjects: all areas of toxicology, including chemicals and pharmaceuticals, pesticides, environmental pollutants, and mutagens and teratogens.

This database provides bibliographic citations and abstracts from journal articles, monographs, technical reports, theses, letters, meeting abstracts, papers and reports. Produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, information in the database is drawn from a number of discrete files including Toxicity Bibliography and Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology.

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U.S. State Department Countries & Regions
Vendor: U.S. State Department

Years: current

Updated: irregularly

full text; subjects: country information.

Contains country information including people, history, government, political conditions, economy, foreign relations, U.S. relations, travel and business. 

 

For additional country information, see: CIA World FactBook

USA.gov
Vendor: U.S. Government

Years: current

Updated: continuously

web sites; subjects: official gateway to U.S. government information.

Search millions of web pages from federal and state governments, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories. Most of these pages are not available on commercial websites. FirstGov has the most comprehensive search of government information anywhere on the Internet.

 

 

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