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  • 19th Century Masterfile
    The electronic version of a standard reference index to the published books, periodicals, newspapers and government documents of the 19th century, covering 3.7 million records. Initial searches are run in the periodicals covered in Poole' by keywords as free text, as title elements, and by author name. Topics can then be expanded to books, newspapers, magazines and government publications. Users should be aware that some of the periodicals covered by Poole's are becoming available in electronic full-text form, an example being Harper's Weekly, (accessible from the University Libraries' link to Harp Week). Entries in Poole's are not full-text.

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  • ABELL (Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature)
    The Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature contains over 850,000 records, covering monographs, periodical articles, critical editions of literary works, book reviews and collections of essays published anywhere in the world from 1920 onwards.
  • Abstracts in Anthropology
    The database covers a broad spectrum of significant, current anthropological topics from a vast number of periodicals. Several thousand abstracts, selected and classified, fully indexed by author and subject, provide a thorough coverage of anthropological scholarship in all its subfields: * Cultural Anthropology * Physical Anthropology * Archaeology * Linguistics
  • Academic Search Premier
    The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database, Academic Search Premier provides full text for nearly 4,700 publications, including full text for more than 3,600 peer-reviewed journals. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.
  • Academic Video Online
    Features a single, fully integrated platform, offering access to tens of thousands of full-length streaming video titles. Virtually every video in the collection is fully transcribed in addition to being indexed for subjects, people, places, release date, language, publisher, and video type. As a result, students and scholars can combine keyword and fielded search capabilities to frame creative and highly targeted queries. Users can also select to view a single video collection by using the dropdown menu at the top of the homepage of Academic Video Online.
  • Accessible Archives
    Full-text of Godey's Ladys Book (1830-1880), The Pennsylvania Gazette (1728-1880), The Civil War: Newspaper Perspective (1861-1865), African American Newspapers: the 19th century. Full Text.
  • ACLS Humanities E-Book
    Provides full-text and full-page-image access to titles in most humanities disciplines and in area studies. The books included have been recommended by scholars as significant contributions to their respective fields. Offered by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) in collaboration with ten learned societies and nearly 80 contributing publishers.
  • Agricola
    A database of agricultural literature from the 15th century to date, created and maintained by the National Agricultural Library of the United States. Some items in AGRICOLA are provided with links to full text.
  • America: History and Life
    Provides citations to articles from over 2,100 journals, book reviews, and dissertations on the history and culture of the U.S. and Canada. Coverage is 1982 to the present and is updated three times per year. Abstracts Only.
  • American Chemical Society (ACS) Publications
    This database provides access to all of the American Chemical Society publications owned by libraries in the state of Illinois. Full Text/Full Image.
  • American Civil War: Letters and Diaries
    The American Civil War: Letters and Diaries knits together more than 400 sources of diaries, letters, and memoirs to provide fast access to thousands of views on almost every aspect of the war, including what was happening at home. The writings of politicians, generals, slaves, landowners, farmers, seaman, wives, and even spies are included. The letters and diaries are by the famous and the unknown, giving not only both the Northern and Southern perspectives, but those of foreign observers also. The materials originate from all regions of the country and are from people who played a variety of roles. The collection includes approximately 100,000 pages of published memoirs, letters and diaries from individuals plus 4,000 pages of previously unpublished materials. Drawn from more than 400 sources, the collection provides in-depth coverage of all aspects of the war. More than 1,000 biographies will enhance the use of the database.
  • American Film Scripts Online
    This edition of American Film Scripts Online (AFSO) contains 265 scripts by 334 writers together with detailed, fielded information on the scenes, characters and people related to the scripts. When complete, the collection will include more than 1,000 scripts and over 100,000 scenes of life as portrayed in the movies.
  • American Foreign Relations since 1600--SHAFR Guide
    ( Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations)--This database offers the definitive bibliography for diplomatic historians, researchers and students of U.S. foreign relations. Bi-annual updates assure access to the latest research.
  • American History in Video
    Provides the largest and richest collection of video available online for the study of American history, with 2,000 hours and more than 5,000 titles on completion. The collection allows students and researchers to analyze historical events, and their presentation over time, through commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries. This release now provides 5,817 titles, equaling approximately 1,488 hours.
  • American Indian Histories and Cultures
    American Indian Histories and Cultures--the wide range of material included in American Indian Histories and Cultures presents a unique insight into interactions between American Indians and Europeans from their earliest contact, continuing through the turbulence of the American Civil War, the on-going repercussions of government legislation, right up to the civil rights movement of the mid- to late-twentieth century. This resource contains material from the Newberry Librarys extensive Edward E. Ayer Collection; one of the strongest archival collections on American Indian history in the world.
  • American Institute of Physics: AIP Journal Center
    The thirteen journals issued by the American Institute of Physics may be searched by individual title or as a group through its clearly organized site. Coverage begins in 1975 for abstracts and 1995 for full-text, and includes two virtual journals having no paper equivalents: Nanoscale Science and Technology and Biological Physics Research. Full Text.
  • American Libraries Before 1876
    Covering 9,800 libraries in existence within the United States prior to 1876, this dataset offers access into the history and evolution of university libraries in the United States and the growth of their collections for over 80 types of libraries, searchable on 14 fields. Also view original Unisort data cards. Users may record comments on data.
  • American Mathematical Society Journals
    Eight periodicals issued by the Society (including its, Bulletin and Transactions, and Journal as well as specialized works on conformal geometry, computation, electronic research and representation theory) comprise this database. Beginning dates of publication range from 1992 to 1998. Full Text.
  • American National Biography Online
    ANB is a biographical resource on American history and culture. It includes 17,453 original biographies from the print editions in addition to new biographies by leading historians added every three months and quarterly updates incorporating new scholarship and factual information. There are some 80,000 hypertext links. Full Text.
  • American Nurses Association e-books
    The collection comprehends forty-one premium reference titles from the largest nursing organization in the United States.
  • American Periodicals Series Online 1740-1990
    Features an outstanding collection of 18th and 19th century journal literature. The series offers an excellent source for primary materials.
  • American Slavery: A Composite Autobiography
    Contains the collection of over 2,000 interviews conducted in seventeen states between 1936 and 1983 under the Federal Writers' Project of the Work Progress Administration, as published in 1972 in The American Slave: A Composite Autobiography edited by George P. Rawick. The site contains links to the narratives and Rawick's analysis of the collection, From Sundown to Sunup: The Making of the Black Community. Each entry links to an Adobe PDF version of the narrative as contained in the Rawick print collection, including any handwritten editorial comments made at the time.
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Digital Journals
    Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME is the premier professional membership organization for more than 127,000 mechanical engineers and associated members worldwide. ASME also conducts one of the world's largest technical publishing operations in the world including the following package of twenty-five journals.
  • Annual Reviews
    Annual Reviews -- This site offers access to the full-text contents of annual volumes of papers summarizing current research trends and directions in 31 disciplines of the biomedical, physical and social sciences. Retrospective searching is available for the complete backfiles of the set. Full Text.
  • Anthropology Plus
    Anthropology Plus: The database brings together into one resource the highly respected Anthropological Literature from Harvard University and Anthropological Index, Royal Anthropological Institute from the UK. Anthropology Plus provides extensive worldwide indexing of journal articles, reports, commentaries, edited works, and obituaries in the fields of social, cultural, physical, biological, and linguistic anthropology, ethnology, archaeology, folklore, material culture, and interdisciplinary studies. The index offers excellent coverage of all core periodicals in the field in addition to local and lesser-known journals. Coverage is from the late 19th century to the present.
  • AnthroSource
    The premier online resource serving the research, teaching, and professional needs of anthropologists. Developed by the American Anthropological Association (AAA), AnthroSource brings 100 years of anthropological material online to scholars and the public.
  • AP Stylebook online
    AP Stylebook online--the database represents a fully searchable version of the Associated Press Stylebook, including an A-Z guide to usage, spelling, and a pronunciation guide with audio files.
  • APS Research Journals
    Created and maintained by the American Physical Society, this listing is only one feature on the larger Society homepage- titles offered are Physical Review (sections A through E), Reviews of Modern Physics, Physical Review Letters, and Physical Review Special Topics. Full Text.
  • ArchiveGrid
    The database offers an important destination for searching historical documents, personal papers, and family histories 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, contact archives to arrange a visit to examine materials, and order copies.
  • Arctic Science and Technology Information System
    The Arctic Science and Technology Information System (ASTIS) database contains over 51,000 records describing publications and research projects about northern Canada. ASTIS is maintained by the Arctic Institute of North America at the University of Calgary, and is part of the Canadian Polar Information Network.
  • Art Index Retrospective
    Please see the entry under "Art Abstracts" for a fuller description. This database takes the index back in time and covers the years 1929-1984. Abstracts Only.
  • ArtAbstracts
    An index to fine arts periodicals. Subjects comprising the database include art history, graphic arts, industrial and interior design, photography, and related fields. Coverage is 1984 to the present. Abstracts Only.
  • ARTFL - Tresor de la Langue Francaise
    Contains nearly 2000 texts, ranging from classic works of French literature to various kinds on non-fiction prose and technical writing. Includes 18th, 19th, and 20th century works, with a smaller selection of 17th century texts and some medieval and Renaissance texts. Genres include novels, verse, theater, journalism, essays, correspondence, and treatises. In most cases scholarly editions were used, and the data contain page references to these editions. Full Text.
  • Artibibliographies Modern
    Abstracts of journal articles, books, essays, exhibition, catalogs, dissertations, and exhibition reviews. Covers artists and movements beginning with Impressionism in the late 19th century and covers the most recent word and trend in the late 20th century. Photography is covered from its invention to the present. Particular emphasis on new and lesser-known artists and on the coverage of foreign language literature. Abstracts Only.
  • ArticleFirst
    An index of articles from nearly 12,500 journals addressing all academic areas. Coverage is 1990 to the present. ArticleFirst is in First Search. Some Full Text.
  • ARTstor
    The database provides more than one million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences with accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research.
  • ASCE's Civil Engineering Database
    Citations with abstracts or articles from the society's 27 journals and other publications since 1975. Full Text.
  • Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
    ADS includes four databases with abstracts in Astronomy, Instrumentation, Physics/Geophysics, and the LANL Preprints with a total of over 3.3 million references. The ADS Article Service contains the full text articles for major astronomical journals: Astrophysical Journal, Astronomical Journal, Astronomy & Astrophysics, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, and Solar Physics, as well as some other publications.

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  • Barron's Digital Microfilm
    Available from 2008 on, see ProQuest Digital Microfilm.
  • Ben Jonson Online
    The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Ben Jonson Online presents a complete reappraisal of this major Renaissance writer, complementing and extending the seven-volume print edition of Jonsons works published in 2012. It offers a clear sense, afforded by no other previous edition, of the shape, scale, and variety of the entire Jonsonian canon. At the same time, it is the first edition to use digital technology to give a dynamic insight into Jonsons processes of composition and to reveal the editorial choices which underpin the modernized text.
  • Bibliography of Asian Studies
    The bibliography of Asian Studies contains over 410,000 records on all fields of study (especially the social sciences and the humanities) relating to East, South and Southeast Asia published worldwide since 1971. Up to 1991, citations to western-language periodical articles, individual monographs, chapters in edited volumes, anthologies, memorial works and conference proceedings. A listing of the 100 most important periodicals in Asian studies is provided. Browsing is available by region, country, subject, and journal title. Abstracts Only.
  • Bibliography of the History of Art
    Covers material published between 1975 and 2007. The database can be searched, in both basic and advanced search modules, by subject, artist, author, article or journal title, as well as other elements.
  • Biography and Genealogy Master Index
    A comprehensive index to nearly twelve million biographical sketches in more than 2,700 volumes and editions of current and retrospective reference books, both historical and contemporary figures. A complete list of sources indexed is included. Abstracts Only.
  • Biography Reference Bank
    Biography Reference Bank--The database contains biographical information relating to more than 500,000 individuals. In addition, there are full-text links to more than 380,000 articles. The database also comprises images, books review excerpts and the ability to filter searches according to name, profession, place of origin, gender, ethnicity, etc.
  • Biosis Previews (Institute for Scientific Information)
    Biosis Previews is the most comprehensive life science database in terms of its subject coverage and source material. It contains millions of records from thousands of life science literature sources across the globe. 1969 to current.
  • Black Abolitionist Papers
    Black Abolitionist Papers--This collection offers access to a unique set of primary sources from African Americans actively involved in the movement to end slavery in the United States between 1830 and 1865. The content includes letters, speeches, editorials, articles, sermons, and essays from libraries and archives in England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, and the United States.
  • Black Literature Index
    This database searches over 70,000 bibliographic citations for fiction, poetry and literary reviews published in 110 black periodicals and newspapers between 1827-1940. Links are provided to the full text of citations for the Chicago Defender.
  • Black Studies Center
    At the heart of Black Studies Center is Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience. This unique database examines interdisciplinary topics on the African experience throughout the Americas via in-depth essays accompanied by detailed timelines along with important research articles, images, film clips and more. All of the resources from Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience can be cross-searched with journals from the International Index to Black Periodicals (IIBP) and newspaper articles from The Chicago Defender. IIBP includes current and retrospective bibliographic citations and abstracts from scholarly journals and newsletters from the United States, Africa and the Caribbean, and full-text coverage of core Black Studies periodicals.
  • Black Studies in Video
    Black Studies in Video--features award-winning documentaries, newsreels, interviews and archival footage surveying the evolution of black culture in the United States. In partnership with California Newsreel, the database provides unique access to their African American Classics collection, and includes films covering history, politics, art and culture, family structure, social and economic pressures, and gender relations.
  • Black Thought and Culture
    The database contains 1297 primary sources with 1100 authors, covering the non-fiction published works of leading African Americans. Where possible the complete published non-fiction works are included, as well as interviews, journal articles, speeches, essays, pamphlets, letters and other fugitive material.
  • Book Review Index Plus
    The database offers a comprehensive guide to book reviews that includes more than 5 million review citations from thousands of publications. Coverage is 1965 to the present.
  • Business Source Complete
    This is the world's definitive scholarly business database, providing the leading collection of bibliographic and full text content. As part of the comprehensive coverage offered by this database, indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals back as far as 1886 are included. Additional full text, non-journal content includes financial data, books, monographs, major reference works, book digests, conference proceedings, case studies, investment research reports, industry reports, market research reports, country reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses and more. (This database is partially funded by NIU College of Business.)

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  • Cabell's Directories
    Cabell's Directories--NIU currently subscribes to four of the Directory modules oriented toward business journal publications. The Directories are designed to help determine which journals typically publish manuscripts similar to yours or could be the best fit for your manuscript. The index in each Directory helps you match the characteristics of your manuscript to the topic areas the journal emphasizes and acceptance rate.
  • CAIRSS for Music
    A bibliographic database of music research literature in music education, music psychology, music therapy, and music medicine. Citations have been taken from 1,354 different journal titles; 18 of which are primary journals, meaning that every article ever to appear is included.
  • CAMIO
    OCLC's Catalog of Art Museum Images Online--is a growing online collection documenting works of art from around the world, representing the collections of prominent museums. CAMIO highlights the creative output of cultures around the world, from prehistoric to contemporary times, and covering the complete range of expressive forms. CAMIO is licensed for use by students, faculty, and researchers at subscribing institutions. Works of art may be used for educational and research purposes during the term of the subscription, if they are properly credited. Images may not be published or otherwise distributed.
  • Canadian Music Periodicals Index
  • ChemSpider
    Is a free online service providing a structure centric community for chemists. Providing access to almost 21.5 million unique chemical entities derived from over 200 different data sources and integration to a multitude of other online services, ChemSpider is the richest single source of structure-based chemistry information. The database is financed and supported by the Royal Chemical Society.
  • Chicago Defender
    Robert Sengstacke Abbott founded the Defender in May 1905 and by the outbreak of the First World War it had become the most widely-read black newspaper in the country, with more than two thirds of its readership based outside Chicago. When Abbott died in 1940, his nephew John Sengstacke became editor and publisher of the Defender, which began publishing on a daily basis in 1956. Coverage 1910-1975.
  • Chicago Manual of Style Online, 15th & 16th editions
    This new edition of the venerable guide to the preparation of manuscripts, articles, and papers has been thoroughly overhauled and updated to reflect the new realities of digital texts and electronic publishing.
  • Chicago Tribune
    This database gives access to a full-text backfile (excepting paid advertising) of the Chicago Tribune from 1985 to the current issue, Keyword searching can be free text or customized and limited to the previous three months, six months, or one year in addition to total holdings.
  • Chicago Tribune (Historical)
    This database offers full-text and full-image articles for newspapers dating back to the 19th century. For most titles, the collection includes digital reproductions of every page from every issue--cover to cover--in downloadable PDF® files. When the project is complete the coverage will span from 1849 to 2001.
  • Chicago Tribune Digital Microfilm
    Available from 2008 on, see ProQuest Digital Microfilm.
  • Choice Reviews. Online
    Prime source for book reviews covering all academic areas. Reviews are available from 1987 forward.
  • Chronicle of Higher Education
    The Chronicle provides well-researched and thoughtful analyses of current issues in higher education.
  • CIAO: Columbia International Affairs Online
    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 also widely-recognized 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. All sections of CIAO are updated monthly.
  • CINAHL
    Also known as Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health (CINAHL), the database provides citations to articles, new books and pamphlets, audiovisual materials, dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of professional practice and educational software. Material from librarianship, biomedicine, management, health sciences, education and consumer health journals are also included. .
  • ClasePeriodica
    Index of Latin American journals in the sciences, social sciences and humanities. Offers access to more than 300,000 bibliographic citations from documents published in 2,600 scholarly journals published in the Spanish, Portuguese, French and English languages.
  • Classical Music in Video
    Will contain 1,000 hours of classical music performances and masterclasses captured on videoapproximately 1,500 performances in all. The collection will contain performances of all forms of classical music, including major orchestral performances by leading orchestras, plus chamber music, oratorio, and solo performances, along with masterclasses and interviews with master teachers from around the world.
  • Classical Music Library
    Is the world's largest multi-label database of Classical music recordings for listening and learning in libraries. This ever growing collection includes recordings from the world's greatest labels including Hyperion, Bridge Records, Sanctuary Classics, Artemis-Vanguard, Hänssler Classic, Vox and many more. Coverage includes music written from the earliest times (e.g. Gregorian Chant) to the present, including many contemporary composers. Repertoire ranges from vocal and choral music, to chamber, orchestral, solo instrumental, and opera.
  • Cochrane Library
    Cochrane Library--is a collection of six databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making, and a seventh database that provides information about groups in The Cochrane Collaboration. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials Cochrane Methodology Register Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects Health Technology Assessment Database NHS Economic Evaluation Database About The Cochrane Collaboration
  • Colonial State Papers
    Provides access to thousands of papers concerning English activities in the American, Canadian, and West Indian colonies between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries.
  • ComAbstracts
    A database that features abstracts to articles representing over forty of the primary professional journals in the field of Communication Studies. Abstracts Only.
  • Communication and Mass Media Complete
    This database originated with the acquisition and subsequent 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 Pennsylvania State University). Communication & Mass Media Complete provides an invaluable resource for students, researchers, and educators interested in any and all aspects of communication and mass media.
  • Compendex and EI Village
    A comprehensive bibliographic database of engineering research literature covering 5000 engineering journals and professional conferences in applied science. Coverage begins in 1970 and is updated weekly. Subject areas treated include chemical and process engineering, applied physics, computers, data processing, electronics and communication.
  • Congressional Universe
    Has changed name to LexisNexis Congressional
  • Contemporary World Music
    Delivers the sounds of all regions from every continent. The database will contain important genres such as reggae, worldbeat, neo-traditional, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing and jazz, and other genres such as traditional music - Indian classical, fado, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, gagaku, and more.
  • ContentsFirst
    The table of contents from nearly 12,500 journals addressing all academic areas. Coverage is 1990 to the present. ContentsFirst is on FirstSearch. Some Full Text.
  • Copyright Education & Consultation Program
    This website serves as a copyright information resource intended for the instructors, researchers, and librarians of Illinois.
  • Counseling and Therapy in Video
    Provides the largest and richest online collection of video available for the study of social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling. The collection's wealth of video and multiplicity of perspectives allow students and scholars to see, experience, and study counseling in ways never before possible.
  • CQ Researcher
    CQ Researcher--provides award winning in-depth coverage of the most important issues of the day. Our reports are written by experienced journalists, footnoted and professionally fact-checked. Full-length articles include an overview, historical background, chronology, pro/con feature, plus resources for additional research. The backfile for the database extends to 1923.
  • Current Contents (Institute for Scientific Information)
    Furnishes access to the bibliographic information on articles in journals and magazines and the table of contents of journals in the following fields: Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Geology and Physics. Coverage is 1998 to the present.
  • Current Index to Statistics
    This database is a bibliographic index to publications in statistics and related fields. Coverage in most cases is from 1974 to current volumes (1997) for 106 "core" journals, selected articles from 900 additional journals since 1974, and about 800 books in statistics published since 1974. Abstracts Only.

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  • Dance in Video
    Will contain five hundred hours of dance productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies of the 20th century. Selections cover ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance, as well as forerunners of the forms and the pioneers of modern concert dance.
  • Descriptions of Plant Viruses
    This site provides a central source of information about viruses, viroids and satellites of plants, fungi and protozoa, with some additional data on related animal viruses. The site is under active development: the information is being updated frequently and additional features are also being planned.
  • Dialnet
    Based at the University of Rioja in Spain, this resource was created in 2001 to provide access to the tables of contents of over 3,000 journals in the sciences, humanities and social sciences issued in Spain and Latin America, a portion provided in full text. Dissertations from six Spanish universities are included in full-text format, as are working papers from research centers in Latin America and Spain and citations to the contents of edited books.
  • Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online
    The database features comprehensive literary biographies of more than 143,000 past and present authors, historians, journalists, screenwriter, publishers, and playwrights. The biographies discuss the lives and careers of the literary figures profiled, along with the critical response to their works.
  • Directory of Open Access Journals: DOAJ
    Hosted by the University of Lund (Sweden) the aim of the directory is to increase the visibility and use of open access scholarly and scientific journals for all academic disciplines. The database currently comprehends more than 3500 journals each of which has been vetted for quality control. The overarching goal of DOAJ is to serve as a one stop shop for users of open access journals.
  • Dissertation Abstracts
    Has changed name to ProQuest Digital Dissertations
  • Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology
    The online version of this standard publication of the American Musicological Society, this resource lists dissertations in progress and bibliography of completed dissertations since 1995. Contents are divided into general, antiquity, Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and 20th Century with an author index available. Abstracts Only.
  • Drugs, Supplements, and Herbal Information
    Produced by the National Institute of Health and the National Library of Medicine the database furnishes clear and authoritative consumer information on individual pharmaceuticals and supplements:

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  • Early American Imprints: Series I, Evans 1639-1800
    Representing millions of pages this database is founded on Charles Evans renowned American Bibliography, 1639-1800. The collection encompasses virtually every book, pamphlet and broadside published in America over a 160-year span. In doing so the databases offers an unparalleled view of Colonial America and the Early Republic
  • Early American Imprints: Series II, Shaw-Shoemaker 1801-1819
    This database comprehends more than four million pages derived from over 36,000 sources. It is founded on Ralph Shaw and Richard Shoemaker's comprehensive American Bibliography, 1800-1819, and is a marvelous complement to Series I.
  • Early Encounters in North America: Peoples, Cultures, and the Environment
    The database offers a wide range of images and full-text materials relating to the early exploration and settlement of North America. The collection has been compiled by consulting a number of bibliographies, including: A Biobibliography of Native American Writers, 1772-1924 by Daniel F. Littlefield, Jr. and James W. Parins. Sources for the ethnography of northeastern North America to 1611, by David B. Quinn. The French image of America: a chronological and subject bibliography of French books printed before 1816 relating to the British North American colonies and the United States by Durand Echeverria and Everett C. Wilkie, Jr. Wagner & Camp's The Plains and the Rockies, a critical bibliography of exploration, adventure and travel in the American West, 1800-1865. Robert Rogers Hubach's Early Midwestern Travel Narratives, An Annotated Bibliography, 1634-1850. Candiana.org, (www.canadiana.org), a full-text online collection that contains documents about Canada's history from the first European contact to the nineteenth century. Bibliography of Native North Americans, Human Relations Area Files, 1976.
  • eBook Collection
    This database offers access to digitized books, including all of the titles produced by the Guttenberg Project. In addition, the University Libraries offers access to some 1,500 titles in business, computer science, and general reference.
  • ebrary Academic Complete
    This electronic book package includes more than 70,000 individual texts covering a broad array of academic disciplines. The database boasts a distinguished set of publishers including such university presses as Oxford, Cambridge, Princeton, Harvard, etc. The content of the database is well paired with an advanced set of tools that allows for expansive searching capabilities, and manipulation and storage of text.
  • EBSCOhost
    EBSCOhost--represents a composite collection of more than thirty subject specific databases subscribed to via the EBSCO platform. All of the databases can be searched simultaneously, yet individual databases can also be selected. The former mode of searching is highly interdisciplinary. In addition, EBSCOhost offers a mobile app.
  • EconLit
    This database, produced by the American Economic Association, is the premier bibliographic index to economic literature. It indexes journal articles, books, book reviews, dissertations and conference proceedings. Includes partial full-text.
  • Economist: Historical Archive, 1843-2006
    Delivers a complete searchable copy of every issue of The Economist from 1843 to 2006. New full-color images, multiple search indexes, exportable financial tables and a gallery of front covers highlighting a key topic of each week - all combine to offer a primary source of research covering the 19th and 20th centuries.
  • Education in Video
    Is the first online collection of streaming video developed specifically for training and developing teachers. Upon completion, the collection will contain more than 1,000 video titles totaling 750 hours of teaching demonstrations, lectures, documentaries, and primary-source footage of students and teachers in actual classrooms. It will give education faculty, students, and in-service teachers a single source for the best research-based professional development video resources available.
  • eigenFACTOR.org
    The Eigenfactor Project" is a non-commercial academic research project sponsored by the Bergstrom Lab in the Department of Biology at the University of Washington. We employ recent advances in network analysis and information theory to develop novel methods for evaluating the influence of scholarly periodicals and for mapping the structure of academic research. We are committed to broadly disseminating our research findings and technological developments, while respecting the confidentiality of the data sources we use.
  • Eighteenth Century Collections--Law
    The database reveals the development of law and legal institutions in the British Empire between 1701 and 1800. Topics include acts, criminal and international law, appellants' cases and more.
  • Electronic Research Archive for Mathematics: Jahrbuch Database
    The database represents a digitized version of the long running index Jahrbuch uber die Fortschritte der Mathematik. The index comprehends more than 200,000 citations and coverage dates run from 1868 to 1942.
  • Encyclopedia of American Immigration
    The database aims to provide a comprehensive picture of the role of immigration in American history and up-to-date perspectives on contemporary immigration.
  • Encyclopedia of Ancient History
    Encyclopedia of Ancient History--the title represents the most comprehensive collection of twenty-first century scholarship available on the entire ancient Mediterranean world. The editors have collected over 5,000 original entries spanning the late Bronze Age through the seventh century CE. Entries extend to all Mediterranean civilizations, including the Near East and Egypt, and represent an unprecedented level of coverage of the ancient world.
  • Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History
    Explores the events, policies, people, ideas, institutions, groups, and movements that have created and shaped political life in the United States. With contributions from scholars in the fields of history and political science, this encyclopedia provides students, researchers, and scholars the opportunity to examine the political evolution of the United States from the colonial period to the present day. It identifies and illuminates patterns and interrelations in American political institutions, culture, and behavior.
  • ERIC (FirstSearch)
    Focuses on educational resources and research. Over 900,000 citations divided approximately in half between journal literature and references to conference papers, official reports, theses, etc. Coverage is 1966 to the present. Full Text.
  • ERIC (Newly revised and updated)
    Sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education, the new ERIC online system, released September 2004, provides the public with a centralized ERIC Web site for searching the ERIC bibliographic database of more than 1.1 million citations going back to 1966. More than 107,000 free full-text ERIC documents are available.
  • ERIC (OVID)
    Focuses on educational resources and research. Over 900,000 citations divided approximately in half between journal literature and references to conference papers, official reports, theses, etc. Coverage is 1966 to the present. Abstracts Only.
  • ERIC (ProQuest)
    Focuses on educational resources and research. Over 900,000 citations divided approximately in half between journal literature and references to conference papers, official reports, theses, etc. Coverage is 1966 to the present. Full Text.
  • ERIC (via EBSCO)
    Focuses on educational resources and research. Over 900,000 citations divided approximately in half between journal literature and references to conference papers, official reports, theses, etc. Coverage is 1966 to the present. Full Text.
  • E-Scholarship Editions
    The site represents an experiment in electronic publishing on the part of the University of California Press. The latter has published the full-text content of 518 monographs published between the 1980's and 2002. The titles in the collection represent a significant portion of the press' catalog. The long term goal of the University of California Press is to maximize the dissemination of the works under their imprint.
  • Ethnographic Video Online
    Provides the largest, most comprehensive resource for the study of human culture and behavior  more than 750 hours and 1,000 films at completion. The collection covers every region of the world and features the work of many of the most influential documentary filmmakers of the 20th century, including interviews, previously unreleased raw footage, field notes, study guides, and more.

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  • Film Literature Index
    FLI annually indexes 150 film and television periodicals from 30 countries cover-to-cover and 200 other periodicals selectively for articles on film and television. The periodicals range from the scholarly to the popular. FLI Online contains approximately 700,000 citations to articles, film reviews and book reviews. Coverage 1976-2001.
  • Filmakers Library Online
    Provides award-winning documentaries with relevance across the curriculumrace and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more. It presents points of view and historical and current experiences from diverse cultures and traditions world-wide.
  • Foundation Directory
    The Foundation Directory Online is the ideal search utility for grant seekers. The database features more than 10,000 active foundations from throughout the country. Each foundation features a summary of activities and contact information. This database is password protected and requires the mediation of a reference librarian to logon. Abstracts Only.

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  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Offering information in a quick and easy format, and providing quality, scholarly resources, the Gale Virtual Reference Library is a valuable resource for any library collection and for users of all types.
  • Geobib--Online Geographical Bibliography
    This database reproduces the print index to Current Geographical Publications. Coverage, 1985 to the present.
  • GeoRef
    Established by the American Geological Institute in 1966, this database provides access to the geosciences literature of the world. GeoRef is the most comprehensive database in the geosciences and continues to grow by more than 60,000 references a year. The database contains over 1.8 million references to geoscience journal articles, books, maps, conference papers, reports and theses. Coverage dates from 1795 for North America and 1933 for outside North America. The database includes references to all publications of the U.S. Geological Survey. Masters' theses and doctoral dissertations from U.S. and Canadian universities are also covered. Abstracts Only.
  • Gerritsen Collection: Women's History Online, 1543-1945
    In the late 1800's, Dutch physician Aletta Jacobs and her husband C.V. Gerritsen began collecting books and periodicals reflecting the evolution of a feminist consciousness and women's rights. By the time their successors finished their work in 1945, The Gerritsen Collection was the greatest single source for the study of women's history in the world, with materials spanning four centuries and fifteen languages. This online resource delivers two million page images exactly as they appeared in the original printed works.
  • Gilded Age
    The Gilded Age brings primary documents and scholarly commentary together into a searchable collection that is the definitive electronic resource for students and scholars researching this important period in American history. In addition to an extensive selection of key treatises that reflect the social and cultural ferment of the late nineteenth century, The Gilded Age offers a wealth of rare materials, including songs, letters, photographs, cartoons, government documents, and ephemera. This primary content is enhanced by video interviews with scholars and numerous topical critical documentary essays specially commissioned for the project by Alexander Street Press. Covering such themes as race, labor, immigration, commerce, western expansion, and women’s suffrage, these essays illuminate the rapidly changing cultural landscape of America during the decades between the end of the Civil War and the election of Theodore Roosevelt.
  • Google Scholar
    Provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations. Google Scholar helps you identify relevant material across the world of scholarly research.
  • GovSearch
    This expansive database lists approximately 700,0000 programs, places, and people at all levels of the U.S. Government including federal, state, county and municipal.
  • GPO Monthly Catalog
    Covers over 380,000 documents published by the U.S. government and its agencies. Virtually limitless subject in which there is federal government involvement. Coverage is 1976 to the present. GPO Monthly Catalog is on FirstSearch. Abstracts Only.
  • GreenFILE
    The database offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for approximately 295,000 records.

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  • Handbook of Latin American Studies
    An annotated bibliography published annually since 1935 covering over 5,000 multi-disciplinary works per year on Latin American, alternating between the humanities and the social sciences, and produced by the Library of Congress. Search options include full-text, author, title, and subject. A selection in "Electronic Resources for Latin American Studies" was initiated with volume 54 in 1989. The databases covers volumes 1-59 (1935-1994). Full Text.
  • Handbook of Mathematical Functions with Formulas, Graphs, and Mathematical Tables
    This handbook has been designed to provide scientific investigators with a comprehensive and self-contained summary of the mathematical functions that arise in physical and engineering problems.
  • HAPI online
    HAPI online--Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI) comprehends approximately 300,000 journal article citations about Central America, South America, the Caribbean, Mexico, Brazil, and Hispanics/Latinos in the United States. HAPI currently provides over 100,000 links to the full text of articles appearing in more than 600 key social science and humanities journals published throughout the world.
  • Harp Week
    HarpWeek is a database of images and indexing to the 19th century issues of Harper's Weekly. At present the Civil War Era: 1857-1865 is complete. HarpWeek has begun indexing Reconstruction: 1866-1877, which will be the second segment of a project that will ultimately provide users with a cumulative index from 1857 through 1900. Full Text. Harper's Monthly began in June 1850. The database can be searched by date, indexes (Subject, Illustrations, Literature & Publishing, Advertising), Literary genre, or occupation/role.
  • Hathi Trust
    Hathi Trust--a repository of digitized books and serials drawn from major academic and research collections from throughout the United States. The database is immense in scope and crosses all disciplinary boundaries. It is particularly valuable in offering full text access to primary sources and materials.
  • Health Source: Consumer Edition
    Provides information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Health Source: Consumer Edition features searchable full text for nearly 165 journals including Consumer Reports on Health and Men's Health, as well as abstracts and indexing for nearly 180 general health, nutrition and professional health care publications. Health Source: Consumer Edition is part of the Ebsco family of databases.
  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
    Provides over 520 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Also featured are abstracts and indexing for over 560 journals. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition is part of the Ebsco family of databases.
  • Hein Online
    Furnishes full text access to law journals and legal scholarship.
  • Highwire Press
    Highwire Press is a joint venture of a number of science periodicals publishers which serves both as a general sciences index and also offers a generous sampling of full-text articles. Full Text.
  • Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980
    The database represents the largest compilation of Spanish-language newspapers printed in the United States during the 19th and 20th centuries. The distinctive online collection features hundreds of fully searchable Hispanic American newspapers, and delivers a diversity of unabridged voices, ranging from intellectuals and literary notables to politicians, union organizers and grassroots figures.
  • Historic Newspaper: Brooklyn Daily Eagle Online (1841-1902)
    This digitization project was undertaken by the Brooklyn Public Library. The sixty year newspaper record attests to the growth and expansion of Brooklyn as a vital hub to New York.
  • Historical Abstracts
    Indexes literature on world history (excluding U.S. and Canada) and the profession of history in 2,100 journals. Coverage is 1982 to the present. Abstracts Only.
  • Historical Statistics of the United States, Millennial Edition
    This thoroughly revised five-volume reference work (last release was 1975), available both in print and electronic editions, reflects thirty years of new data and scholarship. Topics ranging from migration and health to crime and the Confederate States of America are each placed in historical context by a recognized expert in the field. The fully searchable and downloadable electronic edition will permit users to graph individual tables and create customized tables and spreadsheets reflecting their own particular areas of interest.
  • Homeland Security Digital Library
    The database is composed of homeland security related documents collected from a wide variety of sources. These include federal, state, tribal, and local government agencies, professional organizations, think tanks, academic institutions, and international governing bodies. Resources are carefully selected and evaluated by a team of librarians and subject-matter specialists.
  • Hoovers online
    A database of over 14,000 capsules offers profiles of individual companies, with links to news, lists, stock quotes and 4,000 full profiles (ranging from company histories, market positions and strategies to major events). Users unfamiliar with this site will find the page "About Hoover's" an excellent tutorial. Searchable by company name, individual surnames, keywords, and ticker symbols. Full Text.
  • Hospitality and Tourism Index
    Is a bibliographic database covering scholarly research and industry news relating to all areas of hospitality and tourism. Subject areas covered include the culinary arts, demographics & statistics, development & investment, food & beverage management, hospitality law, hotel management & administrative practices, leisure & business travel, market trends, technology and more.

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  • IEEE Xplore
    The database features full text access from 1998 on to a substantial portion of the society journals published in conjunction with IEEE and IEE. It also offers indexing and abstracting access to a variety of other publication including journals, proceedings, standards and books. A recent addition to NIU offerings is the IEEE - Wiley eBooks Library which includes a slate of more than 400 titles and extends up to 2010 publication date. IEEE Xplore - General Searches Tutorial - IEEE Xplore - Full Text Search Tutorial
  • IET Digital Library: IET Books
    IET Digital Library: IET Books--the database comprehends a collection of electronic books published by the UK based Institution of Engineering & Technology.
  • IMDB:The Internet Movie Database
    Comprehensive site that includes filmographies, credits, reviews, photographs, and trailers for thousands of movies and television shows. Searchable by title, actor/actress, director, producer, crew, and sometimes other options.
  • Influenza (flu): Evidence-based Information Portal
    As a public service EBSCO publishing has donated this free database devoted to medical literature surrounding the current flu season.
  • Ingenta
    An extremely diverse collection of more than 27,000 journal titles. The database contains both full-text and abstracts.
  • INSPEC
    Inspec is the world's leading bibliographic database providing comprehensive global coverage of scientific and technical literature in the fields of physics, electrical engineering, electronics and computer science. Inspec contains over 8 million records dating from 1969 and draws upon 3,000 scientific and technical journals and 2,000 conference proceedings for coverage.
  • Institute of Physics Online
    A broadly scoped site from London's Institute of Physics offering a variety of online services. Researchers will find a selection of full-text electronic journals in eleven component fields of pure and applied physics and access to professional conferences most useful starting points for study.Full Text.
  • International Abstracts in Operations Research
    IAOR Online is a comprehensive, unique and continually growing reference database. It builds on the rich heritage of its counterpart print product, International Abstracts in Operations Research.
  • International Bibliography of Art (IBA)
    The definitive resource for scholarly literature on Western art, IBA is the successor to the Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA), and retains the editorial policies which made BHA one of the most trusted and frequently consulted sources in the field.
  • International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance
    International Bibliography of Theater & Dance, represents the most comprehensive multicultural and inter-disciplinary research tool available to theater students, educators and professionals. Since 1984, the Theater Research Data Center (TRDC) at Brooklyn College has published 14 volumes of the IBTD. These volumes comprise a fully indexed, cross-referenced and annotated databank of over 60,000 journal articles, books, book articles and dissertation abstracts on all aspects of theater and performance in 126 countries.
  • International Critical Tables of Numerical Data, Physics, Chemistry and Technology (1st Electronic Edition)
    This classic and well-known reference was originally published for the National Research Council in 7 volumes. It contains an enormous amount of critical data on inorganic and organic compunds, and pure substances. The original 1000-page index is hyperlinked to each entry's appropriate page.
  • International Index to Black Periodicals
    IBP includes current and retrospective bibliographic citations and abstracts from scholarly journals and newsletters from the United States, Africa and the Caribbean, and full-text coverage of core Black Studies periodicals. Most IIBP records in the current coverage contain an abstract, and additionally many IIBP records contain the corresponding full text of the original article. Coverage is international in scope and multidisciplinary, spanning cultural, economic, historical, religious, social, and political issues of vital importance to the Black Studies discipline.
  • International Index to Music Periodicals
    This resource provides online access to 379 current periodicals in music from more that 20 nations, with retrospective citations available back to 1874. A title list of journals covered is provided. All records entered since 1996 contain an abstract. Abstracts Only.
  • International Medieval Bibliography (IMB Online)
    The International Medieval Bibliography was founded in 1967 with the support of the Medieval Academy of America, with the aim of providing a comprehensive, current bibliography of articles in journals and miscellany volumes (conference proceedings, essay collections or Festschriften) worldwide. Its editorial staff is based at Institute for Medieval Studies at the University of Leeds, and the project is supported by over 50 teams of contributors in Europe, North America, Australia and Japan.
  • Internet Library of Early Journals
    A joint project of the Universities of Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, and Oxford, the database offers the full-text of at least 20 consecutive years of three eighteenth century journals - Gentleman's Magazine, The Annual Register, and the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society - and three nineteenth century journals - Notes and Queries, The Builder, and Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine. Full Text.
  • Inter-Play
    An index to plays in anthologies, collections, and periodicals. Updated bi-monthly. Abstracts Only.
  • Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research: ICPSR
    Established in 1962, ICPSR is an active partner in social science research and instruction throughout the world. ICPSR maintains and provides access to a vast archive of social science data for research and instruction. Individual data sets--which number in the thousands--cover a broad array of disciplines ranging from Political Science and Economics to Education, Geography, Health, and Sociology. Downloading of data files requires a onetime registration.
  • IPA Source
    IPA Source--the database was developed to benefit singers, teachers, and all those interested in the correct and knowledgeable performance of vocal literature. What started in 2003 as a support site for students in a university diction class has grown into the largest collection of literal translations and International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions on the web. The goal of IPA Source is to promote the comprehension and accurate pronunciation of foreign language texts in art song and opera in order that the singer may imbue each syllable with the appropriate emotional content.
  • ITER: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance
    Iter, meaning 'a journey' or 'a path' in Latin, is a non-profit research project with partners in Toronto, Canada (the headquarters), New York City, and Tempe, Arizona. The goal of Iter is to increase access to all published materials pertaining to the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700), through the creation of online bibliographic databases. Several databases are planned, but the first two, journals and books, are available. Full Text.

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  • Jazz Music Library
    Is the largest and most comprehensive collection of streaming jazz available online  with thousands of jazz artists, ensembles, albums, and genres.
  • John Johnson Collection
    An Archive of Printed Ephemera--This collection--originating from University of Oxford's Bodleian Library--provides access to thousands of items selected from the John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera, offering unique insights into the changing nature of everyday life in Britain in the eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Categories include Nineteenth-Century Entertainment, the Booktrade, Popular Prints, Crimes, Murders and Executions, and Advertising.
  • Journal Citation Reports
    Journal Citation Reports: Science and Social Sciences Editions--the former edition contains data from over 5,900 journals in science and technology. The latter includes data from over 1,700 journals in the social sciences. The database can be searched at the individual title level or by subject category, publisher and country/territory.
  • Journalism and Mass Communication Abstracts
    Journalism and Mass Communications Abstracts, includes abstracts of dissertations and theses accepted for graduate degrees.
  • JSTOR
    An online, full-text archive of complete backfiles of scholarly periodical literature since 1872. Journals are intended to be archival, not current; most are 2-5 years behind the current issues, depending on the journal. Full Text. JSTOR - print periodicals moved to electronic version of JSTOR database

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  • Knovel Critical Tables
    This important, interactive knovel reference contains tables of physical, solvent, and thermodynamic properties. The physical property tables alone include over 13,000 inorganic and organic compounds, and pure substances. The solvent property tables have 385 solvents, and the thermodynamic property tables have 500 compounds.

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  • Legal Trac
    This database focuses on legal issues, government policies and regulations, etc. Coverage is 1980 to the present. Some Full Text.
  • Lexis Nexis Congressional
    A special index and database on the Internet. You can use it to identify and obtain publications of the U.S. Congress: bills (full-text from 1989), bill tracking, hearings, reports, Congressional Record (from 1985), voting records, current information and addresses for Senators and Representatives, political action committees and campaign contributions, the current hot topics on Capitol Hill, Statutes at Large (from 1969), the current Code for Federal Regulations, Federal Register (from 1980), general information on Congressional committees, and enacted laws. Congressional Universe appeals directly to students majoring in law, political science, history, public affairs and policy, and American foreign relations. Full Text. Lexis Nexis Congressional was recently purchased and is now named ProQuest Congressional.
  • LexisNexis Academic
    A subdivision of the Lexis-Nexis database, Academic Universe offers a news database which covers the full-text of today's news or allow searches back more than 20 years. The business database offers full-text company news and financial information. The legal database allows searches of full-text federal, state, and international legal materials, including cases. The medical database offers full-text and abstracted medical and health information, and the reference database allows searching of general reference sources. Some Full Text.
  • LGBT Studies in Video
    LBGT Studies in Video-- is a cinematic survey of the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people as well as the cultural and political evolution of the LGBT community. LGBT Studies in Video provides students and researchers across disciplines a multi-content perspective on the LGBT political, cultural and social movements throughout the twentieth century and into the present day. It also provides key resources of interest to students and researchers in sociology, anthropology, psychology, counseling, history, political science, gender studies, cultural studies, and religious studies.
  • Library Literature and Information Science (EBSCO)
    Indexes more than 229 library science periodicals, along with books, library school theses, and pamphlets. Records present bibliographic information only and some fulltext links. Coverage is 1984-. .
  • Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts (EBSCO)
    Indexes 600 periodicals, books, research reports, and proceedings. Records present bibliographic information with abstracts and some fulltext links. Coverage is 1965-.
  • Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA)
    Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA) assists both generalists and specialists in keeping abreast of cutting-edge developments in disciplines concerned with the nature and use of language. The database covers all aspects of the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Complete coverage is also given to various fields of linguistics including descriptive, historical, comparative, theoretical and geographical linguistics.
  • Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Nursing & Health Professions Premier Collection
    the database offers a convenient searchable collection of more than eighty prominent nursing and allied health titles.
  • Literature Criticism Online
    The database represents a composite of five long standing series--Children's Literature Review, Contemporary Literary Criticism, Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800, Shakespearean Criticism, and Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism. Each of the series can be searched separately or altogether. The net result is that tens of thousands of essays are readily available online.
  • London Times Digital Archive
    This database presents online access to one of the most highly regarded resources for the study of the 19th and 20th-century history and culture. The database includes the complete pages of every issue of the London Times from 1785 to 1985 forming a complete chronicle of the period.

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  • Magill's Medical Guide, sixth edition
    The Guide is a perfect mix of accessibility and depth, providing general readers with an authoritative reference source that helps bridge the gap between medical encyclopedias for professionals and popular self-help guides. It is an up-to-date and easy-to-use compendium of medical information suitable for student research as well as use by general readers, including patients and caregivers.
  • Making of Modern Law: Trials, 1600-1926
    The database comprehends an extremely diverse array of trials pleaded throughout the British Empire, the US and the world. The trials are of more than merely legal interest--those studying history, politics, economics and society in general will find the database furnishes a vast storehouse of primary documents.
  • Making of the Modern World, Part One (1450-1850) and Part Two (1851-1914)
    This unrivaled online library offers instant access to the theories, practices, and consequences of economic and business activity in the West, from the last half of the 15th century to the eve of World War I. It combines the strengths of two pre-eminent collections — the Goldsmiths' Library of Economic Literature at the University of London Library and the Kress Collection of Business and Economics at the Harvard Business School — along with supplementary materials from the Seligman Collection in the Butler Library at Columbia University and from the libraries of Yale University
  • Masterplots, 4th edition
    The database furnishes fundamental reference data, plot synopses where applicable, and critical evaluations of a comprehensive selection of English-language and world literature that has been translated into English. The essays are in alphabetical order by title, and each includes an annotated bibliography to aid readers in further study.
  • MathSci Net
    The major indexing and abstracting service for mathematical sciences and its applications. It covers the literature of mathematics since 1940. Abstracts Only.
  • MEDLINE (FirstSearch)
    An immense database produced by the National Library of Medicine. International coverage of more than 3,500 journals covering all areas of biomedical research. Some Full Text. Coverage is 1965 to the present. Medline is on FirstSearch.
  • Medline (Institute for Scientific Information)
    An immense database produced by the National Library of Medicine. International coverage of more than 3,500 journals covering all areas of biomedical research. Some Full Text. Coverage is 1950 to the present.
  • Medpedia
    In association with Harvard Medical School, Stanford School of Medicine, Berkeley School of Public Health, University of Michigan Medical School and other leading global health organizations, Medpedia will be a commons for the gathering of the information and people critical to health care.
  • Mental Measurements Yearbook
    The electronic edition of a basic reference work on testing. Database offers access by test name, test author(s), data of publication, reviewers, scores, publisher and acronyms. Contents of the Ninth through Fifteenth editions (1985-2003) are covered. Full Text.
  • Mergent Archives
    Furnishes online access to a vast, indexed collection of corporate and industry related documents. Comprehending more than 180,000 documents and covering over 100 countries and industries, Mergent Archives employs a reliable and easy to navigate system designed to meet your historical research needs.
  • Military and Government Collection
    Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, this database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals, and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of those sites. The Military & Government Collection provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 400 journals and periodicals and indexing and abstracts for more than 500 titles.
  • MLA International Bibliography
    A massive index and abstracting service focused on the subject areas of literature, language, linguistics, and folklore. Produced by the Modern Language Association, the index is international in scope, and incorporates both periodicals and books. Coverage is 1963 to the present. Abstracts Only.

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  • Nation
    The database features a complete searchable archive and one of the countries foremost journals devoted to political and cultural commentary.
  • National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
    NBER researchers initially report their findings in scientific papers aimed at other professional economists in academic institutions, business, government, and the business media around the world. Nearly 500 NBER Working Papers are published each year, and many subsequently appear in scholarly journals.
  • Naxos Music Library
    Is the most comprehensive collection of classical music available online. It includes the complete Naxos, Marco Polo and Da Capo catalogues of over 170,000 tracks, including Classical music, Historical recordings, Jazz, World, Folk and Chinese music. Whilst listening, users can read notes on the works being played as well as biographical information on composers or artists in Naxos’s extensive database.
  • Net Library
    NetLibrary is now access through eBook Collection.
  • New Republic Archive
    For ninety years The New Republic has provided in-depth examination of American politics, foreign policy and culture with an uncanny ability in covering issues before reaching the mainstream. The New Republic continues to be the leading journal of opinion and covers topics from a variety of viewpoints. This database offers complete indexing & abstracting and full text for all issues back to the journals inception in 1914.
  • New World Cinema: Independent Features and Shorts, 1990-Present
    New World Cinema: Independent Features and Shorts, 1990-Present-- includes over 200 full-length feature films from leading independent distributors such as Kino Lorber, First Run Features, Film Movement, and Global Lens. There are also some 50 award winning short films. All films were presented at major film festivals, many were nominated for awards, and many have won major awards.
  • New York Review of Books
    NYRB represents one of the finest literary and intellectual journals in the English Language. This archival version extends from 1963 to the present, and comprehends more that 850 back issues and 16,000 articles. The database is fully searchable by keyword, date range, author and article type.
  • New York Times (Historical)
    This database offers full-text and full-image articles for newspapers dating back to the 19th century. For most titles, the collection includes digital reproductions of every page from every issue--cover to cover--in downloadable PDF® files. Coverage spans 1851 to 2001.
  • New York Times Digital Microfilm
    Available from 2008 on, see ProQuest Digital Microfilm.
  • Newspaper Source
    Provides full text for 159 regional U.S. newspapers, eighteen international newspapers, six newswires, and nine newspaper columns, The Christian Science Monitor (for a total of 194 full text newspapers and other sources). Newspaper Source is part of the Ebsco family of databases.
  • North American Women's Letters and Diaries
    North American Women's Letters and Diaries--records the immediate experiences of 1,325 women and 150,000 pages of diaries and letters. The materials have been carefully chosen using leading bibliographies, supplemented by customer requests and more than 7,000 pages of previously unpublished material. The collection also includes biographies and an extensive annotated bibliography of the sources in the database.
  • Nursing Education in Video
    Is a unique online collection of videos created specifically for the education and training of nurses, nursing assistants, and other healthcare workers. All of the videos in the collection have been created with the guidance of the Medcom-Trainex advisory board, and are regularly reviewed for accuracy, currency, and compliance with US Federal regulations from agencies such as OSHA and CMS.
  • Nutrition Abstracts and Reviews. Series A, Human and Experimental
    Nutrition Abstracts and Reviews is a fully searchable abstract database covering the latest information on all issues related to food and health - from food composition and safety to obesity, parenteral nutrition and allergies. NARA features all aspects of human nutrition, including: • Techniques • Foods • Physiology and Biochemistry • Nutrition and Health • Clinical Nutrition The database is combined with Review of Plant Pathology. In order to limit the search strictly to Nutrition Abstracts and Reviews one must select the title from a drop down menu at the bottom of the "Advanced" search page.

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  • OAIster
    Offers a vast collection of open access digital resources from more than 1,000 contributing institutions from throughout the globe. The database was originally developed at the University of Michigan Libraries with the support of a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon foundation.
  • OCLC Catalog
    The largest bibliographic database, numbering over 35 million records. In addition to books, the database includes sound recordings, videos, computer files, maps, etc. Abstracts Only.
  • OECD iLibrary
    OECD iLibrary--is the online library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) featuring its books, papers and statistics and is the gateway to OECDs analysis and data. OECD iLibrary also contains content published by the International Energy Agency (IEA), the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), the OECD Development Centre, PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment), and the International Transport Forum (ITF). OECD iLibrary presents all content so users can find - and cite - tables and databases as easily as articles or chapters in any available format: PDF, WEB, XLS, DATA, ePUB, READ.
  • Opera in Video
    Will contain five hundred hours of the most important opera performances, captured on video through staged productions, interviews, and documentaries. Selections represent the world' best performers, conductors, and opera houses and are based on a work' importance to the operatic canon.
  • Oxford Art Online
    The Grove Dictionary of Art contains 45,000 articles on every aspect of the visual arts from prehistory to the present day. There are in addition some 124,000 images. Compiled over a period of 15 years, it represents the work of more than 6,800 scholars from around the world, each writing in his or her own specialized field of study. Full Text.
  • Oxford Bibliographies Online: American Literature
    The scholarly examination of American literature is a popular field of study both in the United States and globally. From postmodern theory to debates about the canon, from slave narratives to comic books, American literature is one of the most active fields in academia today. The field is characterized by the many cultures, religions, and ethnicities that have contributed to the larger American literary tradition over the past 500 years. The study of literature invites trans-disciplinary collaboration with fields as varied as history, cultural studies, politics, and womens studies making it challenging for students and scholars to stay informed about related areas of study.
  • Oxford Bibliographies Online: Anthropology
    Is an entirely new and unique type of reference tool that has been specially created to meet a great need among today's students, scholars, and professionals. It offers more than other bibliography initiatives on- and offline by providing expert commentary to help students and scholars find, negotiate, and assess the large amount of information readily available to them. It facilitates research in a way that other guides cannot by providing direct links to online library catalogs and other online resources. Organizing the resource around discrete subject entries will allow for quick and easy navigation that users expect when working on screen.
  • Oxford Bibliographies Online: Atlantic History
    Atlantic history is a fast developing field of historical inquiry that operates upon new assumptions about how to understand the remarkable nature of interactions between different peoples and cultures on four continents and many islands in the period between Columbus' voyages to the New World in the late fifteenth century and the end of slavery in the Americas in the late nineteenth century. Its principal theme is the movement of peoples, ideas and things in the Atlantic Word, a world encompassing the continents of Africa, Europe, North America and South America and many islands, from the Canary Islands near Africa to the Caribbean islands and to Bermuda in the North Atlantic. The multiple movements were fundamentally important in shaping the modern world and in making cultural diversity a key component of modern identity.
  • Oxford Bibliographies Online: British and Irish Literature
    Oxford Bibliographies Online: British and Irish Literature--As a key part of Western literary and cultural history, British and Irish literature encompasses a massive range of periods, authors, and works that make it one of the most active fields in academia today. As such, this area of study invites trans-disciplinary collaboration with fields as varied as history, cultural studies, political science, and philosophy making it challenging for students and scholars to stay informed about every applicable area.
  • Oxford Bibliographies Online: Education
    The multidisciplinary nature of education makes it challenging to stay informed regarding applicable areas. Moreover, much of the relevant scholarship has moved online with the most recent scholarship, research, and statistics appearing in online databases. Thus, there are consistently new discoveries, new interpretations, and new theoretical concepts to take into account. With Oxford Bibliographies in Education, students and scholars now have a reliable, selective, and authoritative guide to the best literature in the field.
  • Oxford Bibliographies Online: Linguistics
    Is an entirely new and unique type of reference tool that has been specially created to meet a great need among today's students and scholars. It offers more than other bibliography initiatives on- and offline by providing expert commentary to help students and scholars find, negotiate, and assess the large amount of information readily available to them. It facilitates research in a way that other guides cannot by providing direct links to online library catalogs and other online resources. Organizing the resource around discrete subject entries will allow for quick and easy navigation that users expect when working on screen.
  • Oxford Bibliographies Online: Medieval Studies
    The field of Medieval Studies explores European and Mediterranean civilization from the 4th to the 15th centuries. This period, which has a critical importance for the understanding of Western culture, can best be approached through a combination of several disciplines, from history to literature, from art to archaeology, from religion to gender studies. As such, it is constantly responding to the emergence of new interpretations and ideas for scholars to consider. In addition to the extensive scholarship which already exists, much of the most recent work has moved online so that today' students and researchers have ready access to primary source texts and a range of other electronic resources. Managing the ever-expanding universe of scholarly information in this field of study has proved to be a monumental if not near impossible task. Oxford Bibliographies in Medieval Studies provides students and scholars with a reliable and authoritative solution to the problem of information overload.
  • Oxford Bibliographies Online: Music
    Oxford Bibliographies Online: Music--the study of music, musicology, is a relatively new discipline in academe, beginning in late nineteenth-century Germany. In the second half of the twentieth century, ethnomusicology became a viable academic discipline spawning a scholarly literature for the study of all music not treated by traditional (historical) musicology. Oxford Bibliographies in Music takes a pragmatic approach, based on the past and emerging literature about music: if authors have found something they define as music worthy of serious study, it is music.
  • Oxford Bibliographies Online: Philosophy
    Philosophy is designed to provide authoritative guidance. In contrast to print bibliographies and electronic indexes that simply list citations, this innovative online reference tool will combine the best features of a high-level encyclopedia and the best features of a traditional bibliography put together in a style that responds to the way people do research online.
  • Oxford Bibliographies Online: Renaissance and Reformation
    The field of Renaissance and Reformation studies, which has a critical importance for the understanding of Western culture, can best be approached through a combination of several disciplines including history, the arts, and literature. As such, it is constantly responding to the emergence of new interpretations and ideas for scholars to consider. Besides the extensive scholarship which already exists, much of the most recent work has moved online so that today' students and researchers have ready access to primary source texts and a range of other electronic resources. Oxford Bibliographies Renaissance and Reformation is designed to provide authoritative guidance. In contrast to print bibliographies and electronic indexes that simply list citations, this innovative online reference tool will combine the best features of a high-level encyclopedia and the best features of a traditional bibliography put together in a style that responds to the way people do research online.
  • Oxford Bibliographies Online: Victorian Literature
    Although the study of Victorian literature has a rich and well established critical literature, it remains a highly active field due to its popularity with students and researchers alike, and is constantly responding to the regular emergence of new interpretations and theoretical ideas. In addition to this extensive body of scholarship, the study of Victorian literature has been quick to move online so that today' students and researchers have ready access to key primary source texts and a range of other electronic resources. Rather than sifting through these ever-expanding mountains of information that may or may not yield relevant results, students and researchers alike can rely on Oxford Bibliographies in Victorian Literature to offer a reliable, up-to-date, and authoritative guide to the best literature in the field.
  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
    Oxford Dictionary of National Biography--The new and updated database includes 50,000 biographies of people who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond, from the earliest times to the year 2005.
  • Oxford English Dictionary (OED)
    For more than a century, the undisputed authority on the English language. Includes 300,000 entries and 59 million words. Full Text.
  • Oxford Handbooks Online
    Oxford recently digitized a series of its well-received Handbooks. There are currently four subject modules: Business & Management, Philosophy. Political Science, and Religion. Each handbook takes an aspect of its discipline and unpacks it, explaining the key issues, the classic and contemporary debates on those issues, and setting the agenda for how those debates might evolve. Introductory and yet sophisticated, the handbooks offer authoritative and trustworthy guides to the scholarship that defines the field.
  • Oxford Islamic Studies Online
    An authoritative, dynamic online resource for students and faculty, the database brings together the best current scholarship in the field and promotes accurate and informed understanding of the Islamic world. This fully integrated resource features reference content and commentary by renowned scholars in the field and covers areas such as global Islamic history, the faith and concepts of Islam, the people, tenets and practices, politics, culture, and more. The site is regularly updated and will incorporate many newly commissioned essays.
  • Oxford Language Dictionaries Online
    Initially offering millions of words, phrases, and translations, in French, German, Spanish and Italian, the site will expand to include many other languages such as Russian, Chinese, Japanese and Polish. Included are usage examples and illustrative phrases, grammar guidance, click-through verb tables and pronunciation charts, explanations of grammatical terms, and help with spelling and punctuation. Also included are hundreds of correspondence templates including sample letters, CVs and resumes to provide practical help with writing in each language. Contextualized language reference help includes notes on life and culture, guidance on grammar and idiomatic usage, and Words of the Day.
  • Oxford Music Online
    Grove Music Online comprises the full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition, edited by Stanley Sadie and John Tyrrell (London, 2001), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, edited by Stanley Sadie (London, 1992), and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, second edition, edited by Barry Kernfeld (London, 2002). Articles that have been updated since their appearance in print are date-stamped in the upper right corner of the screen.
  • Oxford Reference Online
    Database comprises a wide array of reference materials including dictionaries, thesauri, and encyclopedia.
  • Oxford Scholarly Editions Online--William Shakespeare
    Oxford Scholarly Editions Online--William Shakespeare--the database provides an interlinked collection of authoritative Oxford editions of Shakespeare's works. Each title within the Shakespeare collection presents the full text of the work, as established by an authoritative editor, accompanied by the editors record of important variations in that text, and interpretative and explanatory notes. Most also have introductions placing the work and the author in a historical context, and explaining the editorial principles and the history of the text.

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  • PapersFirst
    Covers papers published in conferences, symposiums, workshops and meetings since 1993. PapersFirst is on FirstSearch. Some Full Text.
  • Parker Library on the Web
    The database is a joint venture of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge and Stanford University. Matthew Parker (1504-75) was a powerful figure of the English Reformation who was largely responsible for the Church of England as a national institution. A benefactor to the University of Cambridge, Parker's greatest tangible legacy is library of manuscripts and early printed books entrusted to Corpus Christi College in 1574. The Parker Library's holdings of Old English texts account for a substantial portion of all extant manuscripts in Anglo-Saxon. The library also contains key Anglo-Norman and Middle English texts along with a magnificent collection of illuminated manuscripts. Scholars in a variety of disciplines - including historians of art, music, science, literature, politics and religion - will find invaluable resources in the Parker Library.
  • Past Masters
    The Past Masters series of full-text humanities databases provides collection of excellent editions, in both the original language and in English translation, using a text conversion process. It includes the largest collection of full-text electronic editions in philosophy in the world, but the editions are useful for a number of other disciplines. A list of the editions provided for Northern Illinois University is on the first page of the database. Full Text.
  • Patrologia Latina
    Is an electronic version of the first edition of Jacques-Paul Migne's Patrologia Latina, published between 1844 and 1855, and the four volumes of indexes published between 1862 and 1865. The Patrologia Latina comprises the works of the Church Fathers from Tertullian in 200 AD to the death of Pope Innocent III in 1216.
  • Philosophers Index
    A premier indexing and abstracting service in the areas of aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, logic and metaphysics. In addition, there is broad coverage of related interdisciplinary fields such as philosophy of science, history, law, etc. Coverage is 1940 to the present. Abstracts Only.
  • Physical Education Index
    CSA Physical Education Index allows all researchers and professionals in the field to acquire accurate and scholarly information in this comprehensive database. These abstracts feature a wide variety of content, ranging from physical education curricula, to sports medicine, to dance. Other coverage includes sport law, kinesiology, motor learning, recreation, standardized fitness tests, sports equipment, business and marketing, coaching and training, and sport sociology/psychology. Health education and physical therapy are also covered as they continue to become more prevalent in our society. Coverage is 1970-present.
  • Plunkett Research Online
    Offers industry-specific research portals for the most significant business sectors, from energy to e-commerce and retailing to banking.
  • Policy Archive
    This database represents a new digital archive of global, non-partisan public policy research. It makes use of the power, efficiency, and economy of modern Internet technology to collect and disseminate summaries and full texts, videos, reports, briefs, and multimedia material of think tank, university, government, and foundation-funded policy research. It offers a subject index, an internal search engine, useful abstracts, email notifications of newly added research, and will soon expand to offer information on researchers and funders. Over time, it will grow to include policy content from international and corporate organizations.
  • Proceedings
    An index to proceedings of conferences, symposiums, workshops and meetings since 1993. Proceedings is on FirstSearch. Full Text.
  • Professional Development Collection
    Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of more than 550 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports. Professional Development Collection is the most comprehensive collection of full text education journals in the world.
  • Project Muse
    This database provides full text, full image of nearly 100 scholarly journals from Johns Hopkins Press and other scholarly publishers. Provides searching of full text across all journals in the database, selected journal titles, or in just a single title. Allows searching of table of contents of articles and book reviews by author and title as well as by Library of Congress subject headings. Full Text.
  • ProQuest Congressional
    A special index and database on the Internet. You can use it to identify and obtain publications of the U.S. Congress: bills (full-text from 1989), bill tracking, hearings, reports, Congressional Record (from 1985), voting records, current information and addresses for Senators and Representatives, political action committees and campaign contributions, the current hot topics on Capitol Hill, Statutes at Large (from 1969), the current Code for Federal Regulations, Federal Register (from 1980), general information on Congressional committees, and enacted laws. Congressional Universe appeals directly to students majoring in law, political science, history, public affairs and policy, and American foreign relations. Full Text.
  • ProQuest Digital Dissertations
    Provides bibliographic citations, including abstracts, from all subject areas for doctoral dissertations and master's thesis completed at over 1,000 accredited colleges and universities worldwide. Northern Illinois University dissertations submitted since 1997 are available full-text. All other dissertations submitted since 1997 offer a twenty-four page preview. Tutorial
  • Proquest Digital Microfilm
    This is a new product that substitutes scanned digital images for traditional microfilm and microfiche. NIU currently offers five publications on the new medium--Barron's, Chicago Tribune, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post. The papers have a moving wall that extends from 2008 forward. Like traditional microfilm there is a three month or so lag time from initial posting to appearance as scanned image. On the other hand, digital microfilm is much more readily accessible and easier to manipulate than traditional microform images.To initiate a search use the pull down menu at the top of page and select an individual newspaper. From there select a date. The database is highly flexible in that it allows the user to crop, zoom, copy and otherwise adjust the digital image.
  • ProQuest Federated
    The new ProQuest platform allows searching of multiple databases. There are currently eighteen databases on the platform including PsycArticles, Sociological Abstracts, ERIC, and more.
  • ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source
    Provides users with reliable healthcare information covering nursing, allied health, alternative and complementary medicine, and much more. This versatile database is designed to meet the needs of researchers at healthcare facilities as well as nursing and allied health programs at academic institutions. ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source provides abstracting and indexing for more than 850 titles, with over 715 titles in full-text, plus more than 12,000 full text dissertations representing the most rigorous scholarship in nursing and related fields.
  • ProQuest--Statistical Abstract of the United States Online Edition
    ProQuest--Statistical Abstract of the United States Online Edition--the new database is a replacement of the venerable federal publication Statistical Abstract of the United States (1878). The latter is updated monthly, as opposed to annually, and offers a comprehensive statistical summary of the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. The database comprehends more than 1,400 statistical tables derived from approximately 400 separate sources.
  • PsycArticles
    Is a database of full-text articles from journals published by the American Psychological Association and affiliated publishers. Most of the 63 journals included in PsycArticles extend to the initial release of the journal. For instance, the earliest journal--Psychological Review--goes back to 1894. The database also contains journals that are no longer published.
  • PsycCRITIQUES
    Each week PsycCRITIQUES releases 15 or more reviews of current books and films. In addition, the database contains book reviews previously published back to 1995.
  • PsycInfo
    Compiled by the American Psychological Association, contains indexes, journal articles, chapters in books and entire books on psychology and related fields. Covering 1,300 journals in 27 languages, it also provides abstracts. Coverage is 1887 to the present. PsychInfo is on OVID. Some Full Text.
  • Public Administration Abstracts
    Indexes articles from recent literature on all aspects of public administration. Covers administrative principles, structure and organization, personnel management, financial management, administration and economy, administration and society, international relations, organizations and policy, public and social policy, policy making, implementation and evaluation, program planning, implementation and evaluation, taxation, budgeting and finance.
  • PubMed
    An immense database produced by the National Library of Medicine. International coverage of more than 3,500 journals covering all areas of biomedical research. Coverage is 1965 to the present.

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  • RAND Corporation
    Rand Corporation-- is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decision making through research and analysis. RAND focuses on the issues that matter most such as health, education, national security, international affairs, law and business, the environment, and more. With a research staff consisting of some of the world's preeminent minds, RAND has been expanding the boundaries of human knowledge for more than 60 years. As a nonpartisan organization, RAND is widely respected for operating independent of political and commercial pressures. Much of the content throughout the database is freely available as full-text.
  • Reference Universe
    Reference Universe--contains 35 million data elements to over 45,000 specialized reference works. The elements are matched to NIU's electronic and print holdings, offering a customized view of local reference materials.
  • Review of Plant Pathology
    Review of Plant Pathology (RoPP) is a fully searchable abstracts database of internationally published research. RoPP provides the latest information on plant pathogenic fungi, viruses, bacteria, phytoplasmas and spiroplasmas, including pathogen biology from genetics to geographical distributions. The production, control and toxigenic effects of mycotoxins are also covered. Coverage is 1990 to present.
  • RILM Abstracts and Music Literature
    This database includes citations on international music corresponding to the printed Repertoire International de Literature Musicale Abstracts of Music Literature, including citations in 202 languages and all formats of scholarly works. Also provides concert review, recording notes, and pedagogical manuals if they are of scholarly interest. Coverage is 1969 to the present, and the database is updated monthly. Abstracts Only.
  • RoJaRo Index
    The Rock Jazz Roots etc database is produced out of Norway and touts itself as the most comprehensive popular music and jazz index in existence.
  • Roper Center for Public Opinion Research
    Data held by the Roper Center furnishes a valuable resource across the entire spectrum of the social sciences. The database comprehends more than 400,000 survey questions and 10,000 data sets. The data has been culled from many leading survey research organizations such as the Gallup Organization, and the Harvard School of Public Health. In addition to national polls there is also a significant international representation.
  • Rotunda
    The American Founding Era collection is a gateway into one of the great conversations in history. These newly prepared digital editions of the papers of Adams, Jefferson, Madison and Washington are presented in a fully searchable and interoperable environment.

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  • Sabin Americana 1500-1926
    The database is founded on Joseph Sabin's renowned Bibliotheca Americana. Sabin touches upon the political and religious life in North America and at times South America and the Caribbean. It features American and European views of the colonization of the Americas, the American Revolution, the days of the early Republic and Jacksonian period, the antebellum period, Civil War, era of Reconstruction and post-Reconstruction, the settlement of the West and the onset of the Gilded Age. Through published pamphlets, tracts, memoirs, congressional legislation, correspondence, broadsides, biographies, histories, fiction and poetry, eulogies, sermons and innumerable other genres, Sabin opens a window onto the Americas through which few get to glimpse.
  • Sage eReference
    This database represents a collection of more than sixty recent reference works published by Sage. The volumes can be searched either individually or collectively. As a group the titles cover a wide swath of social science and allied health fields.
  • Sanborn Maps
    Illinois Sanborn Insurance Maps. Founded in 1867, the Sanborn Map Company was the primary American publisher of fire insurance maps for a century, with maps created every five to ten years, eventually covering 12,000 communities on over 660,000 individual sheet maps. Each map set was a large scale plan of a city or town, drawn at a scale of 50 feet to an inch, originally created to aid insurance firms in property risk assessments. Street blocks and building numbers in use at the time of publication are listed and cross-referenced to other maps in the set. Illinois Sanborn Insurance Maps offers genealogists local historians, geographers, city planners, environmentalists, architects and other researchers of city, town and neighborhood development access to those sets created for communities within the state. Browsing is by city and date, and all maps may be printed or downloaded.
  • Saskia Digital Image Archive
    The collection contains 30,000 digital images of paintings, sculpture and architecture, including images from many important collections: the Prado, the Kunsthistorisches Museum, the Uffizi, and the Louvre as well as archaeological sites in Greece, Italy, Turkey and Egypt. The images are displayed in both high resolution and thumbnail format. Additionally, the descriptive data about the images includes references to the occurrences of these images in 19 major art history texts.
  • Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience
    A unique database detailing the rich tapestry of the African experience throughout the Americas. Explore interdisciplinary topics through in-depth essays; read the seminal research and timelines that accompany each topic; and search for images and film clips to provide another dimension to your research. Investigate both historical viewpoints and new methodologies to better understand the complex nature of Black Studies today.
  • Science Citation Index
    This title has been incorporated into a new database, Web of Science.
  • Science Direct
    Science Direct provides access to the full text of more than 320 journals published by Elsevier Science. Articles are generally available from 1995 forward. Please note that Northern does not subscribe to all of the journals within Science Direct.
  • Science of Synthesis
    Is a balanced and critical reference work, produced by the collaborative efforts of chemists, from both industry and academia, selected by the editorial board. All published results from journals, books, and patent literature from the early 1800's until the year of publication are considered by the authors, who are among the leading experts in their field, to provide chemists with the most reliable methods to solve their synthesis problems. Science of Synthesis will be updated periodically and will become a prime source of information for chemists in the 21st century.
  • Scientific Electronic Library Online
    SciELO is a model for cooperative electronic publishing of scientific journals on the Internet. Especially conceived to meet the scientific communication needs of developing countries, particularly Latin America and the Caribbean countries, it provides an efficient way to assure universal visibility and accessibility to their scientific literature, contributing to overcome the phenomena known as "lost science". In addition, the SciELO model comprises integrated procedures for the measurement of usage and impact of scientific journals.
  • SciFinder Scholar
    A bibliographic database containing citations from Chemical Abstracts (1907 to present) and MEDLINE (1958 to present). Journals, patents, conference proceedings, dissertations, and technical reports are among the types of records provided. The Registry database (1947 to present) provides access to descriptions of specific chemical substances, structure diagrams, names, molecular formulas, and more. The new web based version of SciFinder requires registration at a separate web site. The registration site is located at: https://scifinder.cas.org/registration/index.html. A couple of things to keep in mind concerning registration is that the proprietors of the database require an email address that contains the "niu.edu" domain. Any other type of email address will be rejected. The conditions for setting a password are also quite stringent. The password must be between 7 and 15 characters. Moreover, the password must have both upper and lower case letters, must contain a numeral, and also must contain an non-alphanumeric character such as *, %, &, etc.
  • SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) e-books
    For more than 50 years, SIAM books have been a leading source of knowledge for the world' applied mathematics and computational science communities. SIAM' line-up of stellar, prize-winning authors and titles that address both timely and fundamental topics have made SIAM books indispensable to researchers, faculty, and students around the world. Now, for the first time, the SIAM library of over 200 books is available for institutions to offer to their users electronically.
  • SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) journals online
    The site hosts fifteen of the most prestigious journals in applied mathematics.
  • Silent Film Online
    Silent Film Online-- brings together films which represent the basis of modern cinematic technique and film theory. Carefully curated with ASPs Video Advisory Board, the database covers silent features, serials, and shorts from the 1890s to the 1930s.
  • Slavery, Abolition & Social Justice
    Slavery, Abolition & Social Justice--Bringing together primary source documents from archives and libraries across the Atlantic world, this resource allows students and researchers to explore and compare unique material relating to the complex subjects of slavery, abolition and social justice. In addition to the primary source documents there is a wealth of useful secondary sources for research and teaching; including an interactive map, scholarly essays, tutorials, a visual sources gallery, chronology and bibliography.
  • Smithsonian Physical Tables (9th Revised Edition)
    Originally published by Smithsonian Institution Press, this classic reference source comprises 901 tables of general interest to scientists and engineers, and of particular interest to those involved with physics in its larger sense. All entries in the index are hyperlinked to their page numbers.
  • Social Sciences Citation Index
    This title has been incorporated into a new database, Web of Science.
  • Social Services Abstracts
    Social Services Abstracts -- 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 dates back to 1980 and is updated monthly. Major areas of coverage include: community development; crisis intervention; evaluation research; the family and social welfare; gerontology; homelessness; policy, planning, and forecasting; poverty; professional issues in social work; social development; social work education; support groups/networks; and violence, abuse, neglect.
  • Sociological Abstracts
    Includes indexes and abstracts for articles in sociology and related disciplines in 20,000 journals in 30 different languages. Doctoral dissertations and book reviews are also included. Includes some full text. Coverage is 1963 to the present.
  • Something about the Author Online
    The database features thousands of illustrated biographical profiles--more than 12,000 entries--of children's authors and illustrators, all in an easy-to-use interface that is ideal for teachers, librarians, professors, students, and other researchers of children's and young adult literature.
  • SPORTDiscus
    With coverage beginning in 1975, the unique source focuses heavily on sports medicine, individual sports, sports history and sport philosophy while touching on more general aspects of the topic. An online thesaurus of terms is provided to simplify research. Languages available are English, French, German and Spanish.
  • Springer Medicine eBook Collection
    Illinois' statewide library consortia--CARLI--recently purchased Springer publishing's collection of more than 2,000 medical books in electronic format. The extensive list of English language titles covers all medical fields and extends from 2005 to the present.
  • SpringerLink
    NIU enjoys access to the vast majority of Springer journal titles. Article titles and abstracts are fully searchable, and a column on the right side of the homepage offers a rough guide to subject collections. The database currently comprises 1,946 journal titles most of which extend access to 1997.
  • Standard Rate and Data Service (SRDS)
    Standard Rate and Data Service (SRDS)--SRDS contains media information, including advertising rates, deadline dates and contact data for the print and broadcast media. Services available via this product include: Business Media Advertising Source, Consumer Media Advertising Source, Direct Marketing, Newspaper Advertising Source, Radio Advertising Source, and TV and Cable Source.
  • Statewide Illinois Library Catalog (SILC)
    Use the Statewide Illinois Library Catalog to find books at public libraries and library systems throughout the state.
  • Studies in Irish Literature
    This database includes the Dictionary of Irish Literature, a bio-critical sourcebook of modern Irish writers, and a research and production sourcebook of Irish playwrights, covering 1880-1995. It concentrates on Irish literature written in English and includes 470 authors with full coverage and about 200 shorter entries on modern writers. Full Text. One-third to one-half of the databases consists of bibliographies.
  • Synthesis Digital Library of Engineering and Computer Science
    Synthesis Digital Library of Engineering and Computer Science--the basic component of the library is a 50- to 100-page "Lecture"; a self-contained electronic book that synthesizes an important research or development topic, authored by an expert contributor to the field. We believe that they offer unique value to the reader by providing more analysis and depth than the typical research journal article. They are also more dynamic and convenient than traditional print or digital handbooks, contributed volumes, and monographs.

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  • 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.
  • Thermochemistry of the Chemical Substances
    Originally published by Reinhold, this reference contains a table of values with a list of substances accompanied by thermochemical data. The data collected includes 5840 values of heats of formation; and 350 values of heats of transition, fusion vaporization, and reaction. All entries in the index are hyperlinked to their page numbers.
  • Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive 1902-2006
    The TLS is one of the premier contemporary literary reviews. This mirror to the cultural history of our century - fully indexed with most of the original contributors now revealed for the first time - delivers unparalleled research information to scholars, students and librarians. Coverage is 1902 to 2006.
  • Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database
    The Voyages Database contains records of nearly 35,000 separate slaving voyages between 1514 and 1866, gleaned from original documents and historical publications located in archives, libraries, and other institutions throughout the world. Data from these historical records were collected over many decades and will continue to be updated as new documents are discovered. Individuals will be able to contribute their own research to this collaborative resource.

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  • U.S. Congressional Serial Set, 1817-1980 (with) American State Papers, 1789-1838
    The database--comprehending more than twelve million pages of text--offers an unparalleled view of the activities of the United States federal government from the founding of the Republic through most of the twentieth century. The Serial Set is invaluable for research in political history, social history, cultural history, military history, ethnic history, international relations, explorations, commerce, industrial development and much more. Formerly, much of the material embodied in the Serial Set was difficult to locate, and the majority was available only on microform. The Serial Set includes scores of publications along with thousands of maps, illustrations and statistical tables. Materials prior to the 1838 are included in the American State Papers, 1789-1838.
  • Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels
    This is the first scholarly online collection for researchers and students of adult comic books and graphic novels. The collection when complete will feature 75,000 pages of primary materials (the comics themselves), and more than 25,000 ancillary support materials.
  • Urban Studies Abstracts
    Indexes the core urban studies literature, including journal articles, books, research papers, and government documents published by scholars, practitioners, legislative groups, research institutes, and public agencies. All aspects of the field are covered, including urban development and planning, environment and land use, architecture and design, urban history and sociology, housing and real estate, transportation, economics, criminology, public services, social policy, and politics and government.

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  • Wall Street Journal Digital Microfilm
    Available from 2008 on, see ProQuest Digital Microfilm.
  • Washington Post Digital Microfilm
    Available from 2008 on, see ProQuest Digital Microfilm.
  • Web of Knowledge
    Combines the acclaimed Science and Social Sciences Citation Indexes (1987 to the present) with additional databases including BIOSIS Previews (1969 to the present), Current Contents (1998 to the present), and Medline (1950 to the present). The database offers a powerful and versatile research platform as well as search and analysis tools that enhance its scholarly value.
  • Web of Science
    The database allows access to both the Science and Social Sciences Citation Indexes. One can locate not only specific articles, but more important explore how specific articles have been treated by the literature in their respective fields. The backfile extends to 1965. Tutorial - Tutorial
  • Wiley Online Library
    NIU enjoys access to the vast majority of Wiley journal titles. Article titles and abstracts are fully searchable, and the top of the homepage features a rough guide to subject collections. The database currently comprises 1,785 journal titles most of which extend access to 1997.
  • Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Literature
    The database is comprised of three titles Encyclopedia of the Novel, Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Fiction, and The Encyclopedia of Literary and Cultural Theory. The items can be searched and browsed separately, or together as a whole.
  • Women and Social Movements in the United States 1600-2000
    This database includes tens of thousands of primary documents, document projects with introductory essays that interpret the documents, a definitive bibliography, related web links, a Dictionary of Social Movements, and an enormous collection of images. The collection is not static and additions will be loaded on an ongoing basis.
  • Women: Transnational Networks
    Women: Transnational Networks--including a wide array of primary source documentsserials, books, manuscripts, diaries, reports, and visualsWomen: Transnational Networks focuses on issues at the intersection of gender and class from the late-eighteenth century to the era of suffrage in the early-twentieth century, all through a transnational perspective. Source libraries include the Library of Congress, the London School of Economics and Political Science Library, and the Library of the Society of Friends.
  • Women's Studies Encyclopedia
    Edited by Helen Tierney, the encyclopedia contains information about women from all fields and disciplines of study. The entries are intended to convey information to an educated audience without expertise in the subject under discussion. The focus is on the American experience. Full Text.
  • World History in Video
    Is a wide-ranging collection of critically acclaimed documentaries that allow students and researchers to explore human history from the earliest civilizations to the late twentieth century. The video content offered here is truly global in scope, covering Africa and the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Oceania. Upon completion, the collection will contain 1,000 hours of streaming video that offers access to more than 1,750 important, critically acclaimed documentaries from filmmakers worldwide.
  • World Newspaper Archive: Africa
    This collection provides access to more than 40 fully searchable African newspapers published between 1800 and 1922. African Newspapers features titles published in Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. Languages include English, German, French, Portuguese, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Sotho, and others.
  • World Newspaper Archive: Latin America I and II
    The database produced in conjunction with the Center for Research Libraries includes more than 100 nineteenth- and twentieth-century Latin American newspapers, featuring titles from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela and elsewhere.
  • World Newspaper Archive: South Asia,1864-1922
    Covers the aftermath of the Indian Rebellion;construction of railroads; effects of British Colonial rule; Hindu-Muslim conflicts; life on coffee, tea and rubber plantations; Morely-Minto Reforms; formation of the Indian National Congress; start of Mahatma Gandhi's independence movement; economics,politics, the arts and much more.
  • World Shakespeare Bibliography Online
    World Shakespeare Bibliography Online--is a searchable electronic database consisting of the most comprehensive record of Shakespeare-related scholarship and theatrical productions published or produced worldwide between 1960 and 2013. Containing over 131,800 annotated entries, this collected information is an essential tool for anyone engaged in research on Shakespeare or early modern England.
  • WorldCat
    The largest bibliographic database numbering over 35 million records. In addition to books, the database includes sound recordings, videos, computer files, maps, etc. Abstracts Only. WorldCat is on FirstSearch.
  • Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
    CSA Worldwide Political Science Abstracts is building on the merged backfiles of Political Science Abstracts, published by IFI/ Plenum, 1975-2000, and ABC POL SCI, published by ABC-CLIO, 1984-2000. The database provides citations, abstracts, and indexing of the international serials literature in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, and public administration/policy. The serials list of the new database is actively under construction, with a focus on expanding international coverage. As of October 2001, approximately 1010 titles are being monitored for coverage; this list is expected to reach 1250 titles by 2002. Coverage 1975-present.

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  • Zentralblatt fur Mathematik und ihre Grenzgebiete
    Is a comprehensive abstracting and reviewing service in pure and applied mathematics. Forerunner of Mathematical Reviews coverage extends from 1931 until 1972. The index is reproduced by section in PDF format and therefore is not searchable as a database.