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Anthropology Databases


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American Indian Histories and Cultures is a collection of manuscripts, artwork, speeches, diaries, essays, correspondence, maps, and more covering areas such as American Indians and the European Powers, American Indians and the US Government, military encounters, cultural encounters, and the native American civil rights movement.

The American West contains primary documents covering frontier life, Native American life, the rise of the railways, and much more, and includes the papers of early pioneers and explorers, early emigrants, ranchers, and more.

Arte Publico Hispanic Historical Collection presents a digital collection of historical content pertaining to U.S. Hispanic history, literature, and culture.

Bibliography of Native North Americans is a bibliographic database covering all aspects of native North American culture, history, and life. This resource covers a wide range of topics including archaeology, multicultural relations, gaming, governance, legend, and literacy. Dates of coverage for content range from the sixteenth century to the present.

Early Encounters in North America contains over 100,000 pages of letters, diaries, memoirs and accounts of early encounters.

Humanities International Index provides cover-to-cover indexing and abstracting for over 1,700 journals. This includes a multitude of international journals, books and reference works as well as original creative works including poems, fiction, photographs, paintings and illustrations.

Humanities International Index provides cover-to-cover indexing and abstracting for over 1,700 journals. This includes a multitude of international journals, books and reference works as well as original creative works including poems, fiction, photographs, paintings and illustrations.

JSTOR is a full text database of back issues of scholarly journals in African American studies, anthropology, Asian studies, botany, ecology, economics, education, finance, history, literature, mathematics, philosophy, political science, population studies, sociology, and statistics.

PRISMA (Publicaciones y Revistas Sociales y Humanisticas) is a comprehensive reference resource providing full-text scholarly journals in the social sciences and humanities for the interdisciplinary academic study of Hispanic and Latin America, and the Caribbean Basin.

Social Sciences Full Text covers a wide range of interdisciplinary fields covered in a broad array of social sciences journals. It also includes full text/full image articles.

SocINDEX with Full Text has millions of citations and articles, from thousands of journals (some going back to 1895), plus conference papers, books, and other items.

Religion and Philosophy Collection contains over 250 full text articles covering subjects such as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.

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Astronomy Databases


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Academic Search Complete has citations and full text articles from peer-reviewed journals in a wide variety of academic subjects.

arXiv.org archives preprints in many subjects. As pre-prints, they haven't undergone peer review.

Astrophysics Data System from NASA includes abstracts (and some full text) on astronomy and astrophysics, instrumentation, physics and geophysics, and Los Alamos preprints.

EBSCO eBooks includes reference material, as well as classics. Only one user can look at a specific book at a time. Patrons need to set up an account to “check out” books.

MathSciNet is the searchable Web database providing access to Mathematical Reviews and Current Mathematical Publications, produced by the American Mathematical Society.

Meteorological and Geoastrophysical Abstracts contains records drawn from the world's literature on meteorology, climatology, atmospheric chemistry and physics, astrophysics, hydrology, glaciology, physical oceanography and environmental sciences. Coverage: 1974 – current.

Science & Technology Collection contains over 800 leading full text journals plus indexing and abstracts for hundreds more, covering the physical sciences.

SpringerLINK provides articles from journals published by Springer. It provides excellent coverage of physics and other scientific areas.

Web of Scienceindexes the connections between publications, focusing on citations.

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Biology Databases


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arXiv.org archives preprints in many subjects. As pre-prints, they haven't undergone peer-review.

Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA): This database provides extensive coverage of the world's literature on the science, technology, management, and conservation of marine, brackish water, and freshwater resources and environments, including their socio-economic and legal aspects.

Biological Abstracts 1969-Present covers international journals in the life sciences.

Biological Science Database includes the renowned Biological Sciences, MEDLINE, and TOXLINE databases and provides full-text titles from around the world including, scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, government publications, and more.

BioMed Central is an independent publishing house that provides immediate free access to biomedical research it publishes online.

Gale Science in Context provides contextual information on hundreds of today’s most significant science topics. Gale’s authoritative, curriculum-aligned reference content is merged with full-text magazine, academic journal, and news articles; experiments, images, videos, audio files, and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

BioOne provides a unique collection of high-impact bioscience research journals.

JSTOR is a full text database of back issues of scholarly journals with a good collection of bio journals.

MTS Lab Training Library provides samples and interactive training for biology and medical labs, electrical/engineering safety training, and more. To access the training modules, click the “Training Library” tab.

Nature Structural and Molecular Biology Archives includes complete articles for the period January 1994--April 1998.

Science Direct provides full image articles from more than 1000 science journals, including biology.

SpringerLINK provides abstracts, full text, and full image articles from journals published by Springer. Provides excellent coverage of bio journals.

Wiley Online Library hosts the world's broadest and deepest multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering the sciences. Provides excellent coverage of the life sciences and biology.


Chemistry Databases


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American Chemical Society provides full image articles from dozens of chemistry journals.

BioMed Central provides immediate free access to biomedical research.

ChemWeb is the largest online chemical community in the world. It combines a huge range of information for those in research chemistry, the chemicals industries, and related disciplines.

Gale Science in Context provides contextual information on hundreds of today’s most significant science topics. Gale’s authoritative, curriculum-aligned reference content is merged with full-text magazine, academic journal, and news articles; experiments, images, videos, audio files, and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

GreenFile covers alternative fuel sources, energy conservation, global warming, natural resources, pollution, recycling, and beyond.

HighWire Press is one of the two largest archives of free full-text science on Earth.

MEDLINE (EBSCO) indexes more than 4,000 medical and biomedical journals published in the United States and dozens of foreign countries.

MEDLINE (Ovid) “covers the international literature on biomedicine, including the allied health fields and the biological and physical sciences, humanities, and information science as they relate to medicine and health care. Information is indexed from approximately 5,600 journals published world-wide.”

Nature Chemical Biology is a monthly, full text multidisciplinary journal providing an international forum for the timely publication of significant new research at the interface between chemistry and biology.

Nature Materials is a monthly full text multi-disciplinary journal providing an international forum for the timely publication of significant new research at the interface between chemistry and biology.

NIST Chemistry WebBook from the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

NLM Gateway allows users to search in multiple retrieval systems at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), including MEDLINE and other medical databases.

NSDL (National Science Digital Library) is a FREE online library for education and research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

PrePRINT Network is a searchable gateway to preprint servers that deal with scientific and technical disciplines, including the great bulk of physics, materials, and chemistry.

PubMed provides access to over 11 million MEDLINE citations back to the mid-1960's and additional life science journals, and includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources

SAGE Research Methods is a research methods tool that helps researchers design research projects, understand and identify particular methods, conduct research and write up findings. Can be used across the social sciences, health sciences, and more.

SAGE Research Methods Cases provides case studies showing how methods are applied in real research projects.

SAGE Research Methods Datasets provides datasets using data from real research, designed to support the teaching and independent learning of data analysis techniques.

Salud en Español provides health and medical information for the patient in Spanish.

Science & Technology Collection contains over 800 full text journals plus indexing and abstracts for hundreds more covering aeronautics, astrophysics, chemistry, computer technology, geology, aviation, physics, archaeology, and materials science.

Science Direct provides full text articles from more than 1000 agriculture, arts/humanities, biology, business and economics, chemistry, clinical medicine, computer science, earth and planetary sciences, including astronomy, energy and technology, environmental science, life sciences, materials science, mathematics, physics, and social and behavioral sciences journals.

SciFinder Scholar is a research discovery tool that allows college students and faculty to access research from many scientific disciplines, including biomedical sciences, chemistry, engineering, material science, and agricultural science
To use this tool: you must first REGISTER HERE to create your own user name and password. This account will give you access to the SciFinder database. CAS requires that each registrant use a functioning email address ending in the campus' standard domain name, e.g. @utrgv.edu.

SciTech Connect is a portal to free, publicly-available technical reports, bibliographic citations, journal articles, conference papers, books, multimedia and data information.

SpringerLINK provides full text, abstracts and full image articles from journals in the fields of computer science, economics, engineering, law, medicine, mathematics, and life and physical sciences.

Web of Science contains three citation databases - Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index. These include citations and some links to full text articles from 1975 to the present.


Computer Information Systems Databases


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ACM: Association for Computing Machinery includes magazines and journal articles, conference proceedings, etc. Only the journal articles are available in full text.

Applied Science and Technology Full Text provides citations, abstracts, and some full text/full image from over 500 engineering, technology, and applied science publications.

ASME Digital Library is the American Society of Mechanical Engineer's primary repository of current and archival literature. Our collection consists of 25 full-text journal titles that focus on topics such as applied mechanics, computing and information science, robotics, solar energy, nanotechnology, turbomachinery, and more. [Coverage varies].

Book Review Digest Plus is an essential library tool that brings together book reviews on a wide range of topics, from a variety of sources.

CiteSeer is a scientific literature digital library and search engine that focuses primarily on the literature in computer and information science.

Computer Source provides the "latest information on trends in high technology...with abstracts and indexing for over 150 titles."

IEEE Xplore Electronic Library Online has nearly a third of the world's current literature in electrical engineering, electronics, and computer science, including full text database of journals, conference proceedings and standards in the field.

MTS Lab Training Library provides samples and interactive training for biology and medical labs, electrical/engineering safety training, and more. To access the training modules, click the "Training Library" tab.

NSDL (National Science Digital Library) "is the Nation's FREE online library for education and research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics."

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Civil Engineering Databases


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Advanced Technologies and Aerospace Database includes the renowned Aerospace Database and provides full-text titles from around the world including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, government publications, and more. For those researchers who need to conduct comprehensive literature reviews, this database includes specialized, editorial-controlled A&I resources for discovery of relevant scholarly research and technical literature critical to the discipline.

Applied Science and Technology Full Text provides citations, abstracts, and some full text/full image from over 500 engineering, technology, and applied science publications.

American Society of Civil Engineers "The American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 150,000 members of the civil engineering profession in 177 countries. Founded in 1852, ASCE is the nation’s oldest engineering society."

Compendex is “the most comprehensive bibliographic database of scientific and technical engineering research available, covering all engineering disciplines.” Contains citations and abstracts only.

Engineering Village contains Compendex, which is “the most comprehensive bibliographic database of scientific and technical engineering research available, covering all engineering disciplines.” Contains citations and abstracts only.

Google Scholar: It is a web search engine that indexes the full text or metadata of scholarly literature across an array of publishing formats and disciplines.

INSPEC includes bibliographic citations and indexed abstracts from publications in the fields of physics, electrical and electronic engineering, communications, computer science, control engineering, information technology, manufacturing and mechanical engineering, operations research, material science, oceanography, engineering mathematics, nuclear engineering, environmental science, geophysics, nanotechnology, biomedical technology and biophysics.

Polymer Library is the only database in the world which is dedicated exclusively to information on rubbers, plastics, adhesives and polymeric composites. There are more than 900,000 records in the database from 1972 to the present, covering commercial, marketing, technical and academic aspects of the rubber and plastics industry.

Science Direct provides full image articles from more than 1000 agriculture, arts and humanities, astronomy, biology, business, chemistry, clinical medicine, computer science, earth and planetary sciences, economics, engineering, energy and technology, environmental science, life sciences, materials science, mathematics, physics, and social and behavioral sciences journals.

Web of Science contains three citation databases - Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index, which include citations and some links to full text articles from 1975 to the present. We ask all participants to use the Log Out button at the end of each search session when they are finished so that others may use Web of Science.

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Clinical Lab Sciences Databases


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AccessMedicine “is a comprehensive online medical resource that provides medical students with a variety of resources needed to excel in basic science studies and clerkships.” You must create an account to use the study tools.

AccessNeurology provides ebooks, multimedia, assessments, and curriculum guides on neurology topics. You must create an account to use the study tools.

AccessPediatrics “covers the entire span of pediatric practice, from neonatology through adolescent medicine.” You must create an account to use the study tools.

AccessPharmacy “allows users to explore leading pharmacy references, search curriculum topics, research drugs and supplements.” You must create an account to use the study tools.

AccessSurgery “enhances medical knowledge and delivers quick answers to surgical inquiries – all in one place.” You must create an account to use the study tools.

Alternative Health Watch provides full text for many peer-reviewed journals with in-depth coverage across subject areas covered by complementary and alternative medicine.

Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination “Delivers head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques. The site features more than 8 hours of video content."

BioMed Central provides immediate free access to biomedical research.

CHARTing Health Information for Texas provides a comprehensive collection of links to publicly available, geographically discrete health data for the state of Texas. Its web links include causes of death, maternal and child health, economic, social and other demographic factors.

CINAHL Plus with Full Text indexes over 3000 nursing, allied health, and related journals, including full text for over 330 journals, as far back as 1937.

ClinicalAccess is a clinical decision support tool offering targeted answers to more than 120,000 questions encountered at the point of care.

The Cochrane Library is designed to provide information and evidence to support decisions taken in health care and to inform those receiving care.

Emerald provides full text articles from journals in the fields of healthcare and more.

Fuente Academica is a collection of scholarly academic journals from Latin American and Spanish publishers which offers full text content to many academic areas including medical and health sciences.

Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HAPI) provides access to information on measurement instruments (i.e., questionnaires, interview schedules, checklists, index measures, coding schemes/manuals, vignettes/scenarios, tests) in the health fields, psychosocial sciences, and organizational behavior.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition provides full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines.

Infotrac Health Reference Center Academic has a wide range of articles on health and medicine, many of which are full-text.

JAMAevidence provides Evidence based medical care ebooks, guides, calculators, glossary, and more.

MEDICINEnetBASE from CRC, MEDICINEnetBASE contains e-books on topics such as Clinical Medicine, General Reference and Medical Education, and Surgery.

MedicLatina is a Spanish language collection of medical research and investigative journals published by renowned Latin American medical publishers which provides access to full text for nearly 100 peer-reviewed medical journals.

MEDLINE (EBSCO) indexes more than 4,000 medical and biomedical journals published in the United States and dozens of foreign countries.

MEDLINE (Ovid) “covers the international literature on biomedicine, including the allied health fields and the biological and physical sciences, humanities, and information science as they relate to medicine and health care. Information is indexed from approximately 5,600 journals published world-wide.”

Micromedex offers comprehensive evidence-based resources at the point of care for medication management, toxicology, and disease and condition management. CareNotes has complete, easy-to-understand information to give to patients about their conditions, in both English and Spanish.

MTS Lab Training Library provides samples and interactive training for biology and medical labs, and more. To access the training modules, click the “Training Library” tab.

Natural & Alternative Treatments has articles on medical conditions and the alternative medicine therapies proposed for use in their treatment, including information on herbs and supplements, functional foods, and other alternative therapies such as acupuncture and homeopathy.

Nature Materials is a monthly full-text journal aimed at bringing together cutting-edge research in physics, chemistry, biology, and engineering.

NLM Gateway allows users to search in multiple retrieval systems at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), including MEDLINE and other medical databases.

NSDL (National Science Digital Library) is the Nation's FREE online library for education and research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

PubMed provides access to over 11 million MEDLINE citations back to the mid-1960's and additional life science journals, and includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources."

SAGE Research Methods is a research methods tool created to help researchers design research projects, understand and identify particular methods, conduct research and write up findings. Can be used across the social sciences, health sciences, and more.

SAGE Research Methods Cases provides case studies showing how methods are applied in real research projects.

SAGE Research Methods Datasets provides datasets using data from real research, designed to support the teaching and independent learning of data analysis techniques.

Salud en Español provides health and medical information for the patient in Spanish.

Science & Technology Collection contains over 800 leading full text journals plus indexing and abstracts for hundreds more covering aeronautics, astrophysics, chemistry, computer technology, geology, aviation, physics, archaeology, and materials science.

Science Direct provides full image articles from more than 1000 agriculture, arts/humanities, astronomy, biology, business, chemistry, clinical medicine, computer science, earth and planetary sciences, including astronomy; energy and technology, environmental science, life sciences, materials science, mathematics, physics, and social and behavioral sciences journals.

SciFinder Scholar is a research discovery tool that allows college students and faculty to access research from many specific scientific disciplines, including biomedical sciences, chemistry, engineering, material science and agricultural science.
To use this tool: you must first REGISTER HERE to create your own user name and password. This account will give you access to the SciFinder database. CAS requires that each registrant use a functioning email address ending in the campus' standard domain name, e.g. @utrgv.edu.

SpringerLINK provides full text, abstracts and full image articles from journals in the fields of computer science, economics, engineering, law, medicine, mathematics, and life and physical sciences.

Texas Cancer Data Center can be used to find resources related to different phases of cancer care - prevention, screening and early detection, diagnosis and treatment, continuing care - and to answer questions they may have about cancer.

TOXNET a cluster of databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, and related areas.

Web of Science contains three citation databases - Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index. These include citations and some links to full text articles from 1975 to the present.

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Computer Science Databases


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Academic Search Complete: This database provides complete coverage of multidisciplinary academic journals.

ACM: Association for Computing Machinery includes journals, magazines, newsletters and conference proceedings.

CiteSeer This is a public search engine and digital library for scientific and academic papers, primarily in the fields of computer and information science.

Computer Source: This database provides a balance of full-text journals and full-text consumer computer titles. Computer Source contains nearly 300 full-text journals and magazines.

Engineering Village contains Compendex, which is “the most comprehensive bibliographic database of scientific and technical engineering research available, covering all engineering disciplines.” Contains citations and abstracts only.

Emerald provides comprehensive coverage across all management disciplines with over 200 journals.

Google Scholar: It is a web search engine that indexes the full text or metadata of scholarly literature across an array of publishing formats and disciplines.

INSPEC includes bibliographic citations and indexed abstracts from publications in the fields of physics, electrical and electronic engineering, communications, computer science, control engineering, information technology, manufacturing and mechanical engineering, operations research, material science, oceanography, engineering mathematics, nuclear engineering, environmental science, geophysics, nanotechnology, biomedical technology and biophysics.

HCI Bibliography: It is a web-based project to provide a bibliography of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) literature.

IEEE Xplore: It is a scholarly research database that indexes, abstracts, and provides full-text for articles and papers on computer science, electrical engineering and electronics.

Science & Technology Collection: contains full text for hundreds of leading scholarly journals covering a wide-array of scientific and technological subject areas.

Science Direct: Provides full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters from nearly 2,500 journals and more than 30,000 books.

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Criminal Justice Databases


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Criminal Justice Abstracts provides comprehensive coverage of the major journals in criminology and related disciplines, extensive coverage of books, and unparalleled access to reports from government and nongovernmental agencies.

Criminal Justice Periodicals Index provides citations/abstracts from around 200 Law Enforcement related journals, with more than a quarter offering full text articles.

Legal Collection contains full text for nearly 250 of the world's most respected, scholarly law journals.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) contains summaries of more than 180,000 criminal justice publications. Some of these documents are in our 3rd floor microfiche collection under the call number HV 7231 .N4. Use the NCJ number to locate the exact microfiche.

PsycARTICLES is a database of full-text articles from journals published by the American Psychological Association, the APA Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association, and Hogrefe & Huber. The database includes all material from the print journals.

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection includes 350 peer reviewed journals, many in pdf, and over 450 full text articles.

PsycINFO contains more than one million citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations and technical reports, all in the field of psychology [and psychological aspects of other disciplines]. Journal coverage, which spans from 1887 to present, includes international material selected from more than 1,700 periodicals in over 35 languages.

Social Sciences Full Text covers a wide range of interdisciplinary fields covered in a broad array of social sciences journals. It also includes full text articles.

SocINDEX with Full Text has millions of citations and articles, from thousands of journals (some going back to 1895), plus conference papers, books, and other items.

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Communications Sciences and Disorders Databases


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CINAHL Plus with Full Text indexes over 3000 nursing, allied health, and related journals, including full text for over 330 journals, as far back as 1937.

ComDisDome (Communication Sciences and Disorders Dome) provides indexes and abstracts, journal articles, books, dissertations, grants, and other web sites dealing with speech-language pathology and audiology.

ERIC (from EBSCO) contains more than 2,200 digests along with references for additional information and citations and abstracts from over 1,000 educational and education-related journals.

Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HAPI) provides access to information on measurement instruments (i.e., questionnaires, interview schedules, checklists, index measures, coding schemes/manuals, vignettes/scenarios, tests) in the health fields, psychosocial sciences, organizational behavior.

MEDLINE (EBSCO) indexes more than 4,000 medical and biomedical journals published in the United States and dozens of foreign countries.

MEDLINE (Ovid) “covers the international literature on biomedicine, including the allied health fields and the biological and physical sciences, humanities, and information science as they relate to medicine and health care. Information is indexed from approximately 5,600 journals published world-wide.”

NSDL (National Science Digital Library) is a FREE online library for education and research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

PsycINFO contains citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations and technical reports in the field of psychology and psychological aspects of other disciplines.

PubMed provides access to over 11 million MEDLINE citations back to the mid-1960's and additional life science journals, and includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources.

Rehabilitation Therapy in Video is a streaming video resource that contains videos pertaining to subjects such as occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech language pathology, vision therapy, neuro-developmental treatment, and others.

SAGE Research Methods is a research methods tool that helps researchers design research projects, understand and identify particular methods, conduct research, and write up their findings. Can be used across the social sciences, health sciences, and more.

SAGE Research Methods Cases provides case studies showing how methods are applied in real research projects.

SAGE Research Methods Datasets provides datasets using data from real research, designed to support the teaching and independent learning of data analysis techniques.

Salud en Español provides health and medical information for the patient in Spanish.

Science Direct provides full text articles from more than 1000 agriculture, arts/humanities, biology, business and economics, chemistry, clinical medicine, computer science, earth and planetary sciences, including astronomy, energy and technology, environmental science, life sciences, materials science, mathematics, physics, and social and behavioral sciences journals.

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Dietetics Databases


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AGRICOLA is the National Agricultural Library's online catalog and encompasses all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines, including food and human nutrition, aquaculture and fisheries, farming and farming systems, agricultural economics, extension and education.

Alternative Health Watch provides full text for many peer-reviewed journals with in-depth coverage subject areas covered by complementary and alternative medicine.

CINAHL Plus with Full Text indexes over 3000 nursing, allied health, and related journals, including full text for over 330 journals, as far back as 1937.

Health Source – Consumer Edition provides information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences, and nutrition.

MEDLINE (EBSCO) indexes more than 4,000 medical journals, published in the United States and dozens of foreign countries.

MEDLINE (Ovid) “covers the international literature on biomedicine, including the allied health fields and the biological and physical sciences, humanities, and information science as they relate to medicine and health care. Information is indexed from approximately 5,600 journals published world-wide.”

Natural & Alternative Treatments has articles on medical conditions and the alternative medicine therapies proposed for use in their treatment, including information on herbs and supplements, functional foods, and other alternative therapies such as acupuncture and homeopathy.

NSDL (National Science Digital Library) is a FREE online library for education and research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

SAGE Research Methods is a research methods tool that helps researchers design research projects, understand and identify particular methods, conduct research and write up findings. Can be used across the social sciences, health sciences, and more.

SAGE Research Methods Cases provides case studies showing how methods are applied in real research projects.

SAGE Research Methods Datasets provides datasets using data from real research, designed to support the teaching and independent learning of data analysis techniques.

Salud en Español provides health and medical information for the patient in Spanish.

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Economics Databases


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Academic Search Complete has citations and full text articles from peer-reviewed journals in economics.

Alternative Press Index provides citations to hundreds of periodicals presenting alternative views on economic issues.

Business Full Text provides citations and abstracts to hundreds of business periodicals. It also includes full text/full image articles.

CCH Tax Service First time users will have to create a username and password.

CQ Researcher "offers in-depth, non-biased coverage of political and social issues, with regular reports on topics in health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the U.S. economy." We have access to content from January 1st, 1991 - December 31st, 2014.

CRSP The Center for Research in Security Prices contains stock price information from stocks traded on the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. This database is available only at the College of Business. Please ask at the Reference Desk for assistance.

Econlit the American Economic Association's electronic database, is the world's foremost source of references to economic literature. It contains over 700,000 records, with some links to full text.

Economia y Negocios is the result of a collaborative effort between EBSCO Publishing and ESAN (Escuela de Administración Negocios para Graduados). This continuously updated bibliographic database is an indispensable tool for research conducted in the areas of business and economics.

Emerald provides full text articles from hundreds of journals in the field economics.

ICPSR (the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research) is an integral part of the infrastructure of social science research, and it maintains and provides access to a vast archive of social science data for research and instruction. ICPSR does not provide publications, reports, or ready-made statistics. It supplies the numeric raw data used to create publications, reports, and figures.

JSTOR is a full image database of back issues of scholarly journals in economics and other areas.

LEXIS-NEXIS Academic Universe has full text company news and financial information full text federal, state, and international legal materials, general reference sources, and national and international news.

MasterFILE Premier offers information on a broad variety of subjects, including economics, searchable full text for over 1,820 journals, and searchable full text for nearly 5,000 Magill's Book Reviews, and over 1.7 million company records from Dun & Bradstreet.

PRISMA (Publicaciones y Revistas Sociales y Humanisticas) is a comprehensive reference resource providing full-text scholarly journals in economics, the social sciences, and humanities for the interdisciplinary academic study of Hispanic and Latin America, and the Caribbean Basin.

ProQuest Digital Microfilm is a completely web-based resource that can be accessed much like other remote access resources. Our collection features microfilm editions of Barron's, Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. Coverage for most titles begins in 2008 but coverage may vary.

Readers' Guide Full Text covering all topics, contains abstracts of the most popular general-interest periodicals from the United States and Canada. It also includes full text/full image articles.

Research Online Collection, from The Conference Board, has full-text research reports on the latest issues in business management and US and global economics.

SAGE Online contains scholarly journals published by Sage in the areas of economics and other subject areas.

Science Direct provides full image articles from more than 1000 journals including business and economics.

Small Business Reference Center provides up to date information on relevant topics from starting a company, operations management and sales to growing or rescuing a business. Includes information on economics, a help and advice section, and provides information on how to create business plans that lead to successful funding.

Social Sciences Full Text covers a wide range of interdisciplinary fields including economics in a broad array of social sciences journals. It also includes full text/full image articles.

SpringerLINK provides abstracts, full text, and full image articles from journals published by Springer. The articles/journals are in a number of fields including economics.

TOPICsearch is a current events database which allows researchers to explore economic issues, and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms.

Wiley Online Library hosts the world's broadest and deepest multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering many areas including economics. It delivers seamless integrated access to over four million articles from 1500 journals, 9000 books, hundreds of reference works, laboratory protocols and databases.


General Databases


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Academic Search Complete has citations and full text articles from peer-reviewed journals in social sciences, humanities, music, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts and literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, etc.

Canopy, spelled Kanopy is a video streaming solution for colleges offering a "Netflix-like" user experience and a broad selection of over 26,000 documentaries, feature films and training videos from thousands of producers.

Choice Reviews provides 600 reviews every month, identifying the best new books and digital content in academia.

Driving Tests Driving-Tests.org is part of a plan to revolutionize and provide free online resources for driver safety by making free permit practice tests written by experts available to anyone who wants to study, along with online copies of official state study guides.

Ethnic Newswatch contains the full text of newspapers, magazines and journals of ethnic, minority and native publications.

Gale Legal Forms: create accurate, reliable legal documents with Gale Legal Forms.

GenderWatch focuses on how gender impacts a wide variety of disciplines. Articles contained within this database provide historical perspectives on the evolution of the women's movement, men's studies, the transgendered community and the changes in gender roles over the years.

ingentaconnect has millions of citations and abstracts from more than 28,000 journals.

JSTOR is a full image database of back issues of scholarly journals in African American studies, anthropology, Asian studies, botany, ecology, economics, education, finance, history, literature, mathematics, philosophy, political science, population studies, sociology, and statistics.

Kanopy is a video streaming solution for colleges offering a "Netflix-like" user experience and a broad selection of over 26,000 documentaries, feature films and training videos from thousands of producers.

MasterFILE Premier "offers information on a broad variety of subjects, including ... searchable full text for over 1,820 journals ... searchable full text for nearly 5,000 Magill's Book Reviews ... over 1.7 million company records from Dun & Bradstreet, and much more."

OmniFile Full Text includes complete content from most of our other WilsonWeb databases, plus full text biological, agricultural, and legal articles.

Periodicals Archive Online contains full page images to millions of articles, from hundreds of journals, in 37 subject areas within the humanities and social sciences, with deep chronological coverage going back over 200 years.

Readers' Guide Full Text, covering all topics, contains abstracts of the most popular general-interest periodicals from the United States and Canada. It also includes full text/full image articles.

Wiley Online Library hosts the world's broadest and deepest multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities. It delivers seamless integrated access to over 4 million articles from 1500 journals, 9000 books, hundreds of reference works, laboratory protocols and databases.

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Geology Databases


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Academic Search Complete has citations and full text articles from peer-reviewed journals in a wide variety of academic subjects.

Applied Science and Technology Full Text provides citations, abstracts, and some full text/full image from over 500 engineering, technology, and applied science publications.

ASME Digital Library is the American Society of Mechanical Engineer's primary repository of current and archival literature. Our collection consists of 25 full-text journal titles that focus on topics such as applied mechanics, computing and information science, robotics, solar energy, nanotechnology, turbomachinery, and more. [Coverage varies].

Book Review Digest Plus is an essential library tool that brings together book reviews on a wide range of topics, from a variety of sources.

British Periodicals Collection provides facsimile page images and searchable full text for more than 500 British periodicals published between 1681 and 1921.

Engineering Village contains Compendex, which is “the most comprehensive bibliographic database of scientific and technical engineering research available, covering all engineering disciplines.” Contains citations and abstracts only.

Emerald provides full text articles from hundreds of journals in the fields of criminal justice, economics, education, engineering, healthcare, librarianship, management, marketing, and more.

Gale Science in Context provides contextual information on hundreds of today’s most significant science topics. Gale’s authoritative, curriculum-aligned reference content is merged with full-text magazine, academic journal, and news articles; experiments, images, videos, audio files, and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

Gale Virtual Reference Library includes subject encyclopedias and other reference books on the arts, business, education, biological and physical sciences, history and other social sciences, medicine, and other subjects.

JSTOR is a full text database of back issues of scholarly journals in African American studies, anthropology, Asian studies, botany, ecology, economics, education, finance, history, literature, mathematics, philosophy, political science, population studies, sociology, and statistics.

Meteorological and Geoastrophysical Abstracts contains records drawn from the world's literature on meteorology, climatology, atmospheric chemistry and physics, astrophysics, hydrology, glaciology, physical oceanography and environmental sciences. Coverage: 1974 – current.

Online Geology Databases has "over 2000 links to geology related software, information and products."

Science & Technology Collection contains over 800 leading full text journals plus indexing and abstracts for hundreds more, covering aeronautics, astrophysics, chemistry, computer technology, geology, aviation, physics, archaeology, and materials science.

Science Direct provides full image articles from more than 1000 agriculture, arts and humanities, astronomy, biology, business, chemistry, clinical medicine, computer science, earth and planetary sciences, economics, engineering, energy and technology, environmental science, life sciences, materials science, mathematics, physics, and social and behavioral sciences journals.

SciFinder Scholar is a research discovery tool that allows college students and faculty to access a wide diversity of research from many scientific disciplines, including biomedical sciences, chemistry, engineering, material science, agricultural science, and more!
To use this tool: you must first REGISTER HERE to create your own user name and password. This account will give you access to the SciFinder database. CAS requires that each registrant use a functioning email address ending in the campus' standard domain name, e.g. @utrgv.edu.

SpringerLINK provides abstracts, full text, and full image articles from journals published by Springer. The articles/journals are in the fields of computer science, economics, engineering, law, medicine, mathematics, and life and physical sciences.

Web of Science contains three citation databases - Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index, which include citations and some links to full text articles from 1975 to the present. We ask all participants to use the Log Out button at the end of each search session when they are finished so that others may use Web of Science.

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Global Security Studies and Leadership Databases


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Criminal Justice Abstracts provides comprehensive coverage of the major journals in criminology and related disciplines, extensive coverage of books, and unparalleled access to reports from government and nongovernmental agencies.

Criminal Justice Periodicals Index provides citations/abstracts from around 200 law enforcement related journals, with more than a quarter offering full text articles.

Digital National Security Archive has the most comprehensive collection available of significant primary documents central to US foreign and military policy since 1945.

Legal Collection contains full text for nearly 250 of the world's most respected, scholarly law journals.

LEXIS-NEXIS Academic Universe has full text company news and financial information, federal, state and international legal materials, abstracted medical and health information, general reference sources and national/international news.

Military Database provides full-text titles from around the world, including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, government publications, and more. For those researchers who need to conduct comprehensive literature reviews, this database includes specialized, editorial-controlled A&I resources for discovery of relevant scholarly research and technical literature critical to the discipline.

Military and Government Collection provides full text from almost 400 military and general interest publications to bringing current news about all branches of the military. This database also offers indexing and abstracts for over 500 magazines.

The National Security Archive collects and publishes declassified [U.S. government] documents acquired through the Freedom of Information Act.

SocINDEX with Full Text has millions of citations and articles, from thousands of journals (some going back to 1895), plus conference papers, books, and other items.

World History Collection?

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Library Science Databases


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Bowker’s Book Analysis System with RCL offers collection analysis that provides dependable suggestions in a variety of formats.

Choice Reviews provides 600 reviews every month, identifying the best new books and digital content in academia.

Doody’s Core Titles Basics The 2015 edition of this essential collection development tool for health sciences libraries of all sizes represents the collective wisdom of almost 175 medical librarians and content experts on the must-have titles in 121 specialties!

Emerald provides full text articles from hundreds of journals in the fields of criminal justice, economics, education, engineering, healthcare, librarianship, management, marketing, and more.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts is the oldest continuously produced database covering the field of information science, librarianship, online information retrieval, information management, search engines, printed and electronic information sources, the information industry, scholarly communication, and electronic publishing.

Library Literature & Information Science Full Text indexes articles and book reviews of key library and information science periodicals published in the United States and elsewhere...Books, chapters in collected works such as conference proceedings, library school theses, and pamphlets are also indexed. It also includes full text/full image articles.

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Management Databases


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Business Full Text provides citations and abstracts to hundreds of business periodicals. It also includes full text/full image articles.

Business Source Complete is the world's definitive scholarly business database, providing the ultimate collection of bibliographic and full text content with indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals back to 1886 and searchable cited references provided for more than 1,200 journals, plus company profiles from Datamonitor.

Economia y Negocios is the result of a collaborative effort between EBSCO Publishing and ESAN (Escuela de Administración Negocios para Graduados). This continuously updated bibliographic database is an indispensable tool for research conducted in the areas of business and economics.

Emerald provides full text articles from hundreds of journals in the fields of management and marketing.

LEXIS-NEXIS Academic Universe has full text company news and financial information, full text federal, state and international legal material, general reference sources and national and international news.

MasterFILE Premier offers information on a broad variety of subjects, including searchable full text for over 1,820 journals, searchable full text for nearly 5,000 Magill's Book Reviews and over 1.7 million company records from Dun & Bradstreet.

RDS Business and Industry Contains articles from over 1,800 trade and industry publications, dailies, and newsletters that focus on facts, figures, events and market information pertaining to companies, products, and markets.

RDS Business and Management Practices Draws content from hundreds of practically oriented management journals as well as selected articles pertaining to management from over 1,000 trade journals and newspapers.

Readers' Guide Full Text covering all topics, contains abstracts of the most popular general-interest periodicals from the United States and Canada. It also includes full text/full image articles.

Research Online Collection, from The Conference Board, has full-text research reports on the latest issues in business management and US and global economics.

Small Business Reference Center provides up to date information on relevant topics from starting a company, operations management and sales to growing or rescuing a business. And included information on small business and entrepreneurial subject areas, common business types, a help and advice section, and information on how to create business plans that lead to successful funding.

SpringerLINK provides abstracts, full text, and full image articles from journals published by Springer. The articles/journals are in the fields including management.


Manufacturing Engineering Databases


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Advanced Technologies and Aerospace Database includes the renowned Aerospace Database and provides full-text titles from around the world including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, government publications, and more. For those researchers who need to conduct comprehensive literature reviews, this database includes specialized, editorial-controlled A&I resources for discovery of relevant scholarly research and technical literature critical to the discipline.

ASME Digital Library is the American Society of Mechanical Engineer's primary repository of current and archival literature. Our collection consists of 25 full-text journal titles that focus on topics such as applied mechanics, computing and information science, robotics, solar energy, nanotechnology, turbomachinery, and more. [Coverage varies].

Compendex is “the most comprehensive bibliographic database of scientific and technical engineering research available, covering all engineering disciplines.” Contains citations and abstracts only.

Engineering Village contains Compendex, which is “the most comprehensive bibliographic database of scientific and technical engineering research available, covering all engineering disciplines.” Contains citations and abstracts only.

Emerald provides full text articles from hundreds of journals in the fields of criminal justice, economics, education, engineering, healthcare, librarianship, management, marketing, and more.

INSPEC includes bibliographic citations and indexed abstracts from publications in the fields of physics, electrical and electronic engineering, communications, computer science, control engineering, information technology, manufacturing and mechanical engineering, operations research, material science, oceanography, engineering mathematics, nuclear engineering, environmental science, geophysics, nanotechnology, biomedical technology and biophysics.

Polymer Library is the only database in the world which is dedicated exclusively to information on rubbers, plastics, adhesives and polymeric composites. There are more than 900,000 records in the database from 1972 to the present, covering commercial, marketing, technical and academic aspects of the rubber and plastics industry.

RDS Business and Industry Contains articles from over 1,800 trade and industry publications, dailies, and newsletters that focus on facts, figures, events and market information pertaining to companies, products, and markets.

RDS Business and Management Practices Draws content from hundreds of practically oriented management journals as well as selected articles pertaining to management from over 1,000 trade journals and newspapers.

Science Direct provides full image articles from more than 1000 agriculture, arts and humanities, astronomy, biology, business, chemistry, clinical medicine, computer science, earth and planetary sciences, economics, engineering, energy and technology, environmental science, life sciences, materials science, mathematics, physics, and social and behavioral sciences journals.

SpringerLINK provides abstracts, full text, and full image articles from journals published by Springer. The articles/journals are in the fields of computer science, economics, engineering, law, medicine, mathematics, and life and physical sciences.

Web of Science contains three citation databases - Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index, which include citations and some links to full text articles from 1975 to the present. We ask all participants to use the Log Out button at the end of each search session when they are finished so that others may use Web of Science.

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Marketing Databases


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Academic Search Complete has citations and full text articles from peer-reviewed journals in marketing.

Business Full Text provides citations and abstracts to hundreds of business periodicals. It also includes full text/full image articles.

Economia y Negocios is the result of a collaborative effort between EBSCO Publishing and ESAN (Escuela de Administración Negocios para Graduados). This continuously updated bibliographic database is an indispensable tool for research conducted in the areas of business and economics.

Emerald provides full text articles from hundreds of journals in the fields of management and marketing.

iPOLL The largest collection of poll data anywhere - 1935 to present, all US polling firms, broad topical coverage of opinions and behavior on social issues, politics, pop culture, international affairs, and more. International datasets are available for immediate download, as well.

LEXIS-NEXIS Academic Universe has full text company news and financial information, full text federal, state and international legal materials, full text and abstracted medical and health information, general reference sources, and national and international news.

MasterFILE Premier offers information on a broad variety of subjects, including searchable full text for over 1,820 journals, searchable full text for nearly 5,000 Magill's Book Reviews, and over 1.7 million company records from Dun & Bradstreet.

Readers' Guide Full Text covering all topics, contains abstracts of the most popular general-interest periodicals from the United States and Canada. It also includes full text/full image articles.

Small Business Reference Center provides up to date information on relevant topics from starting a company, operations management and sales to growing or rescuing a business. Includes information on small business and entrepreneurial subject areas, common business types, a help and advice section, and provides information on how to create business plans that lead to successful funding.


Mathematics Databases


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Applied Science and Technology Full Text provides citations, abstracts, and some full text/full image from over 500 engineering, technology, and applied science publications.

Education Full Text find articles and books dealing with all aspects of education. Includes citations and full text articles.

JSTOR is a full text database of back issues of scholarly journals in many academic disciplines including mathematics.

MathSciNet is the searchable Web database providing access to Mathematical Reviews and Current Mathematical Publications, produced by the American Mathematical Society. The latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader should be used for this product.

Science Direct provides full image articles from more than 1000 agriculture, arts and humanities, astronomy, biology, business, chemistry, clinical medicine, computer science, earth and planetary sciences, economics, engineering, energy and technology, environmental science, life sciences, materials science, mathematics, physics, and social and behavioral sciences journals.

Teacher Reference Center (TRC) -- This new education database provides key education topics such as assessment, continuing education, current pedagogical research, curriculum development, instructional media, language arts, literary standards, science, mathematics, and more for K-12 education students, teachers, and librarians. It includes an index of over 260 titles from the most popular education trade journals, periodicals, and books.

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Mechanical Engineering Databases


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ASME Digital Library is the American Society of Mechanical Engineer's primary repository of current and archival literature. Our collection consists of 25 full-text journal titles that focus on topics such as applied mechanics, computing and information science, robotics, solar energy, nanotechnology, turbomachinery, and more. [Coverage varies].

Advanced Technologies and Aerospace Database includes the renowned Aerospace Database and provides full-text titles from around the world including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, government publications, and more. For those researchers who need to conduct comprehensive literature reviews, this database includes specialized, editorial-controlled A&I resources for discovery of relevant scholarly research and technical literature critical to the discipline.

Compendex is “the most comprehensive bibliographic database of scientific and technical engineering research available, covering all engineering disciplines.” Contains citations and abstracts only.

Engineering Village contains Compendex, which is “the most comprehensive bibliographic database of scientific and technical engineering research available, covering all engineering disciplines.” Contains citations and abstracts only.

Emerald provides full text articles from hundreds of journals in the fields of criminal justice, economics, education, engineering, healthcare, librarianship, management, marketing, and more.

INSPEC includes bibliographic citations and indexed abstracts from publications in the fields of physics, electrical and electronic engineering, communications, computer science, control engineering, information technology, manufacturing and mechanical engineering, operations research, material science, oceanography, engineering mathematics, nuclear engineering, environmental science, geophysics, nanotechnology, biomedical technology and biophysics.

Polymer Library is the only database in the world which is dedicated exclusively to information on rubbers, plastics, adhesives and polymeric composites. There are more than 900,000 records in the database from 1972 to the present, covering commercial, marketing, technical and academic aspects of the rubber and plastics industry.

Science Direct provides full image articles from more than 1000 agriculture, arts and humanities, astronomy, biology, business, chemistry, clinical medicine, computer science, earth and planetary sciences, economics, engineering, energy and technology, environmental science, life sciences, materials science, mathematics, physics, and social and behavioral sciences journals.

SciFinder Scholar SciFinder ScholarTM is a research discovery tool that allows college students and faculty to access a wide diversity of research from many scientific disciplines, including biomedical sciences, chemistry, engineering, material science, agricultural science, and more!
To use this tool: you must first REGISTER HERE to create your own user name and password. This account will give you access to the SciFinder database. CAS requires that each registrant use a functioning email address ending in the campus' standard domain name, e.g. @utrgv.edu.

SpringerLINK provides abstracts, full text, and full image articles from journals published by Springer. The articles/journals are in the fields of computer science, economics, engineering, law, medicine, mathematics, and life and physical sciences.

Web of Science contains three citation databases - Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index, which include citations and some links to full text articles from 1975 to the present. We ask all participants to use the Log Out button at the end of each search session when they are finished so that others may use Web of Science.

Wiley Online Library hosts the world's broadest and deepest multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities. It delivers seamless integrated access to over 4 million articles from 1500 journals, 9000 books, hundreds of reference works, laboratory protocols and databases.

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Miscellaneous Databases


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Adherents.com "is a growing collection of over 41,000 adherent statistics and religious geography citations -- references to published membership/adherent statistics and congregation statistics for over 4,200 religions, churches, denominations, religious bodies, faith groups, tribes, cultures, movements, ultimate concerns, etc."

Books In Print provides title, author, ISBN number, and publisher information for millions of books.

Choice Reviews provides 600 reviews every month, identifying the best new books and digital content in academia.

CIA World Factbook is updated regularly throughout the year.

Driving Tests Driving-Tests.org is part of a plan to revolutionize and provide free online resources for driver safety by making free permit practice tests written by experts available to anyone who wants to study, along with online copies of official state study guides.

EBSCO en Espanol provides directions to many different databases in Spanish.

EBSCOhost provides access to dozens of databases, in many different disciplines, and at different academic levels.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia "provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas."

Gale Legal Forms: create accurate, reliable legal documents with Gale Legal Forms.

HarpWeek "consists of the pages of Harper's Weekly, scanned as images", from 1857 to 1893, with searchable full text to 1912.

Home Improvement Reference Center provides “full text articles that show instructions, tips, and suggestions for a variety of home improvement projects.” This resource focuses on “the areas of outdoor projects, electrical projects, remodeling projects, plumbing projects, wood projects, decorating projects and maintenance.”

ingentaconnect has millions of citations and abstracts from more than 28,000 journals.

ProCon.org a nonpartisan and nonprofit educational organization which presents pro and con research (with authoritative sources) on subjects ranging from health care and alternative energy to the death penalty and illegal immigration. This is a wonderful source for topics for an argumentative paper.

General Science Full Text provides citations and abstracts to British and American science magazines and journals. It also includes full text/full image articles.

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Occupational Therapy Databases


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Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination “Delivers head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques. The site features more than 8 hours of video content."

CINAHL Plus with Full Text indexes over 3000 nursing, allied health, and related journals, including full text for over 330 journals, as far back as 1937.

The Cochrane Library is a unique source of reliable and up-to-date information on the effects of interventions in health care...The Cochrane Library is designed to provide information and evidence to support decisions taken in health care and to inform those receiving care.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines, and features abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 journals; it is updated on a daily basis.

Journals@Ovid provides citations, abstracts, and references to articles from Nursing and other medical journals, and some full text.

MEDLINE (EBSCO) indexes more than 4,000 medical journals, published in the United States and dozens of foreign countries, covering a wide variety of biomedical and related fields.

MEDLINE (Ovid) “covers the international literature on biomedicine, including the allied health fields and the biological and physical sciences, humanities, and information science as they relate to medicine and health care. Information is indexed from approximately 5,600 journals published world-wide.”

OT Search has bibliographic information on occupational therapy and related disciplines. Click on OT Search to start your search.

Science Direct provides full image articles from more than 1000 agriculture, arts and humanities, astronomy, biology, business, chemistry, clinical medicine, computer science, earth and planetary sciences, economics, engineering, energy and technology, environmental science, life sciences, materials science, mathematics, physics, and social and behavioral sciences journals.

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Physician Assistant Databases


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Academic Search Complete has citations and full text articles from peer-reviewed journals in social sciences, humanities, music, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts and literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies.

AccessMedicine is a comprehensive online medical resource that provides medical students with a variety of resources needed for in basic science studies and clerkships. You must create an account to use the study tools.

AccessNeurology provides ebooks, multimedia, assessments, and curriculum guides on neurology topics. You must create an account to use the study tools.

AccessPediatrics “covers the entire span of pediatric practice, from neonatology through adolescent medicine.” You must create an account to use the study tools.

AccessPharmacy “allows users to explore leading pharmacy references, search curriculum topics, research drugs and supplements.” You must create an account to use the study tools.

AccessSurgery “enhances medical knowledge and delivers quick answers to surgical inquiries – all in one place.” You must create an account to use the study tools.

Alcohol Studies Database contains over 80,000 citations for journal articles, books, book chapters, dissertations, conference papers, and audio-visual materials.

Alternative Health Watch provides full text for 180 publications in the collection, including many peer-reviewed journals with in-depth coverage across the full spectrum of subject areas covered by complementary and alternative medicine dating back to 1990.

Anatomy Flashcard Learning System The only online anatomy study guide that helps students learn and assess their anatomy knowledge with a complete human anatomy flashcard deck, learning tables and testing exercises all in one place.

APhA DrugInfoLine A monthly newsletter of interpreted drug and pharmacotherapeutic information designed to keep pharmacists current on the latest trends in the biomedical literature.

Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination “Delivers head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques. The site features more than 8 hours of video content."

Board Vitals is a powerful board review tool that can be used anytime and from any device. UTRGV has access to the following: USMLE Steps 1-3 for medical students, NCLEX RN for nursing students and PANCE for physician assistant students. Click here to sign up and here to sign in.

CHARTing Health Information for Texas provides a comprehensive collection of links to publicly available, geographically discrete health data for the state of Texas. Its web links include causes of death, maternal and child health, economic, social and other demographic factors, and more.

CINAHL Plus with Full Text indexes over 3000 nursing, allied health, and related journals, including full text for over 330 journals, far back as 1937.

ClinicalAccess is a one-of-a-kind clinical decision support tool offering targeted answers to more than 120,000 questions encountered at the point of care.

Clinical Checklist Ensures patient care quality is addressed and safety imperatives are applied around essential must do and never do care recommendations based on evidence-based content.

Cochrane Collaboration includes abstracts of articles on evidence-based medicine.

The Cochrane Library is a source of up-to-date information on the effects of interventions in health care. The Cochrane Library is designed to provide information and evidence to support decisions taken in health care and to inform those receiving care.

ComDisDome (Communication Sciences and Disorders Dome) indexes and abstracts journal articles, books, dissertations, grants, and other web sites dealing with speech-language pathology and audiology.

Counseling and Therapy in Video Volume I is a collection of videos filmed between 1985 and 2010, providing faculty and students with a first-hand look at the realities of working with clients and the challenges associated with putting theoretical concepts into practice.

Counseling and Therapy in Video Volume II expands on the content of the first volume with a special emphasis on contemporary topics, featuring world-renowned therapists demonstrating their methods and techniques.

DrugPoints System Offers 1,400+ concise, unbiased synapse on FDA-approved drugs, both prescription and nonprescription.

Essential Evidence Plus & AHFS DI Essentials A powerful and comprehensive clinical decision support tool that integrates information on 9,000 diagnoses into clinical workflows Feature over 13,000 topics, guidelines, abstracrts, tools, images and summaries of conditions, diseases and procedures clinicians come into contact with every day.

Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HAPI) provides access to information on measurement instruments (questionnaires, interview schedules, checklists, index measures, coding schemes/manuals, vignettes/scenarios, tests) in the health fields, psychosocial sciences, organizational behavior, and library and information science.

Infotrac Health Reference Center Academic has a range of articles on health and medicine, many are full-text.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines, features abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 journals, and is updated on a daily basis.

JAMAevidence provides Evidence based medical care ebooks, guides, calculators, glossary, and more.

Journals@Ovid provides citations, abstracts, and references to articles from Nursing and other medical journals, and some full text.

JOVE "the Journal of Visualized Experiments, is the world's first peer reviewed scientific video journal. Established in 2006, JoVE is devoted to publishing scientific research in a visual format to help researchers overcome two of the biggest challenges facing the scientific research community today; poor reproducibility and the time and labor intensive nature of learning new experimental techniques."

The Medical Letter, publishes critical appraisals of new prescription drugs and comparative reviews of drugs for common diseases, and also includes 52 CME/CE credits per user per year, a free downloadable app for handheld devices, and essential drug comparisons in each issue.

MEDICINEnetBASE from CRC, MEDICINEnetBASE contains e-books on topics such as Clinical Medicine, General Reference and Medical Education, and Surgery.

MedicLatina is a Spanish language collection of medical research and investigative journals published by Latin American medical publishers that provide access to full text of nearly 100 peer-reviewed medical journals.

MEDLINE (EBSCO) indexes more than 4,000 medical journals, published in the United States and dozens of foreign countries, covering a wide variety of biomedical and related fields.

MEDLINE (Ovid) “covers the international literature on biomedicine, including the allied health fields and the biological and physical sciences, humanities, and information science as they relate to medicine and health care. Information is indexed from approximately 5,600 journals published world-wide.”

MEDLINEPlus is a good health information from the world's largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine.

MEDLINEPlus (Español) Informacion de salud de la Biblioteca Nacional de Medicina.

Micromedex offers comprehensive evidence-based resources at the point of care for medication management, toxicology, and disease and condition management. CareNotes has complete, easy-to-understand information to give to patients about their conditions, in both English and Spanish.

National Cancer Institute, (National Institutes of Health) provides information on types of cancer, clinical trials, treatment and prevention, and more, from peer-reviewed publications, NCI publications.

Natural & Alternative Treatments has articles on medical conditions, presenting in an evidence-based manner with the alternative medicine therapies proposed for use in their treatment including information on herbs and supplements, functional foods, and other alternative therapies such as acupuncture and homeopathy.

NLM Gateway allows users to search in multiple retrieval systems at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), including MEDLINE and other medical databases.

PAEasy is a test preparation tool used to prepare students for the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE) and the Physician Assistant National Recertifying Exam (PANRE).

PDQ (Physician Data Query), from the National Cancer Institute, "contains peer-reviewed summaries on cancer treatment, screening, prevention, genetics, and supportive care."

The Prescriber's Letter provides recommendations on new developments in drug therapy.

PubMed a service of the National Library of Medicine, provides access to over 11 million MEDLINE citations back to the mid-1960's and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources.

Rehabilitation Therapy in Video is a streaming video resource that contains videos pertaining to subjects such as occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech language pathology, vision therapy, neuro-developmental treatment, and others.

Salud en Español provides health and medical information for the patient in Spanish.

Scientific American Medicine A comprehensive professional medical database which provides practicing clinicians and students with detailed and up-to-date medical information.

Scientific American Surgery Provides practicing surgeons and students with comprehensive and up-to-date surgical information including cutting-edge reporting to incorporate relevant articles into the surgical database.

TOXNET is a cluster of databases on toxicology and hazardous chemicals.

Up To Date is an evidence-based, physician-authored clinical decision support resource for making point-of-care decisions in a health care setting.

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Physics Databases


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ACM: Association for Computing Machinery includes magazines and journal articles, conference proceedings, etc. Only the journal articles are available in full text.

Applied Science and Technology Full Text provides citations, abstracts, and some full text/full image from over 500 engineering, technology, and applied science publications.

arXiv.org archives preprints in many subjects. As pre-prints, they haven't undergone peer review.

Astrophysics Data System from NASA includes abstracts (and some full text) on astronomy and astrophysics, instrumentation, physics and geophysics, and Los Alamos preprints.

Engineering Village contains Compendex, which is “the most comprehensive bibliographic database of scientific and technical engineering research available, covering all engineering disciplines.” Contains citations and abstracts only.

Gale Science in Context provides contextual information on hundreds of today’s most significant science topics. Gale’s authoritative, curriculum-aligned reference content is merged with full-text magazine, academic journal, and news articles; experiments, images, videos, audio files, and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

IEEE Xplore Electronic Library Online has nearly a third of the world's current literature in electrical engineering, electronics, and computer science, including full text database of journals, conference proceedings and standards in the field.

INSPEC includes bibliographic citations and indexed abstracts from publications in the fields of physics, electrical and electronic engineering, communications, computer science, control engineering, information technology, manufacturing and mechanical engineering, operations research, material science, oceanography, engineering mathematics, nuclear engineering, environmental science, geophysics, nanotechnology, biomedical technology and biophysics.

IOP, the Institute of Physics, offers full text physics magazines, full image articles from dozens of journals, and other physics information.

Meteorological and Geoastrophysical Abstracts contains records drawn from the world's literature on meteorology, climatology, atmospheric chemistry and physics, astrophysics, hydrology, glaciology, physical oceanography and environmental sciences. Coverage: 1974 – current.

Nature Materials is a monthly multi-disciplinary [full text] journal aimed at bringing together cutting-edge research across the entire spectrum of materials science, blending physics, chemistry, biology and engineering into an innovative product.

Nature Physics publishes full text papers of the highest quality and significance in all areas of physics, pure and applied including core physics disciplines, but also a broad range of topics whose central theme falls within the bounds of physics.

PhysDoc - Physics Documents Worldwide offers lists of links to document sources, such as preprints, research reports, annual reports, and list of publications of worldwide distributed physics institutions and individual physicists, ordered by continent, country and town.

Science & Technology Collection contains over 800 leading full text journals plus indexing and abstracts for the physical sciences.

Science Direct provides full image articles from more than 1000 physics and other scientific journals.

SciFinder Scholar is a research discovery tool that allows college students and faculty to access a wide diversity of research from many scientific disciplines, including biomedical sciences, chemistry, engineering, material science, agricultural science, and more!
To use this tool: you must first REGISTER HERE to create your own user name and password. This account will give you access to the SciFinder database. CAS requires that each registrant use a functioning email address ending in the campus' standard domain name, e.g. @utrgv.edu.

SpringerLINK provides abstracts, full text, and full image articles from journals published by Springer. It provides excellent coverage of physics and other scientific areas.

Wiley Online Library hosts the world's broadest and deepest multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering physical sciences, and other scientific areas.

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Political Science Databases


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Digital National Security Archive has the most comprehensive collection available of significant primary documents central to US foreign and military policy since 1945.

Fuente Academica is a unique collection of scholarly academic journals from renowned Latin American and Spanish publishers which offers full text content to many academic areas including business and economics, medical sciences, political science, law, computer science, library and information sciences, literature, linguistics, history, philosophy and theology.

ICPSR (the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research) established in 1962, is an integral part of the infrastructure of social science research. It maintains and provides access to a vast archive of social science data for research and instruction. ICPSR does not provide publications, reports, or ready-made statistics, but instead supplies the numeric raw data used to create publications, reports, and figures.

iPOLL The largest collection of poll data anywhere - 1935 to present, all US polling firms, broad topical coverage of opinions and behavior on social issues, politics, pop culture, international affairs, and more. International datasets are available for immediate download, as well.

JSTOR is a full text database of back issues of scholarly journals in African American studies, anthropology, Asian studies, botany, ecology, economics, education, finance, history, literature, mathematics, philosophy, political science, population studies, sociology, and statistics.

Legal Collection "contains full text for nearly 250 of the world's most respected, scholarly law journals."

Military and Government Collection provides full text from almost 400 military and general interest publications bringing current news about all branches of the military. This database also offers indexing and abstracts for over 500 magazines.

Political Database of the Americas contains hard copy information on the institutional, constitutional and political structures of the region.

PRISMA (Publicaciones y Revistas Sociales y Humanisticas) is a comprehensive reference resource providing full-text scholarly journals in the social sciences and humanities for the interdisciplinary academic study of Hispanic and Latin America, and the Caribbean Basin.

Race Relations Abstracts includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to race relations, including ethnic studies, discrimination, immigration studies, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.

Social Sciences Full Text covers a wide range of interdisciplinary fields covered in a broad array of social sciences journals. It also includes full text articles.

SocINDEX with Full Text has millions of citations and articles, from thousands of journals (some going back to 1895), plus conference papers, books, and other items.


Psychology Databases


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ERIC (from EBSCO) contains more than 2,200 digests along with references for additional information and citations and abstracts from over 1,000 educational and education-related journals.

JSTOR is a full image database of back issues of scholarly journals in psychology and other subject areas.

Mental Measurements Yearbook contains full text information about and reviews of all English-language standardized tests covering educational skills, personality, vocational aptitude, psychology, and related areas as included in the printed Mental Measurements Yearbooks.

PsycARTICLES is a database of full-text articles from journals published by the American Psychological Association, the APA Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association, and Hogrefe & Huber. The database includes all material from the print journals.

PsycINFO contains more than one million citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations and technical reports, all in the field of psychology and psychological aspects of other disciplines. Journal coverage, which spans from 1887 to present, includes international material selected from more than 1,700 periodicals in over 35 languages.

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection includes 350 peer reviewed journals, many pdf images, and over 450 full text articles.

SAGE Online contains scholarly journals published by Sage in the areas of Humanities, Social Sciences, and other areas.

Science Direct provides full image articles from more than 1000 social and behavioral sciences journals and other subject areas.

Social Sciences Full Text covers a wide range of interdisciplinary fields covered in a broad array of social sciences journals. It also includes full text/full image articles.

SpringerLINK provides abstracts, full text, and full image articles from journals published by Springer. The articles/journals are in the fields of psychology and other areas.

Wiley Online Library hosts the world's broadest and deepest multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities. It delivers seamless integrated access to over 4 million articles from 1500 journals, 9000 books, hundreds of reference works, laboratory protocols and databases.

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Rehabilitation Services Databases


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Alternative Health Watch provides full text for 180 publications in the collection, including full text for many peer-reviewed journals with in-depth coverage across the full spectrum of subject areas covered by complementary and alternative medicine dating back to 1990.

CINAHL Plus with Full Text indexes over 3000 nursing, allied health, and related journals, including full text for over 330 journals, as far back as 1937.

The Cochrane Library is a unique source of reliable and up-to-date information on the effects of interventions in health care. The Cochrane Library is designed to provide information and evidence to support decisions taken in health care and to inform those receiving care.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines, features abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 journals, and is updated on a daily basis.

MEDLINE (EBSCO) indexes more than 4,000 medical journals, published in the United States and dozens of foreign countries, covering a wide variety of biomedical and related fields.

Mental Measurements Yearbook contains full text information about and reviews of all English-language standardized tests covering educational skills, personality, vocational aptitude, psychology, and related areas as included in the printed Mental Measurements Yearbooks.

PsycARTICLES is a database of full-text articles from journals published by the American Psychological Association, the APA Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association, and Hogrefe & Huber. The database includes all material from the print journals.

PsycINFO contains more than one million citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations and technical reports, all in the field of psychology and psychological aspects of other disciplines. Journal coverage, which spans from 1887 to present, includes international material selected from more than 1,700 periodicals in over 35 languages.

Rehabilitation Therapy in Video is a streaming video resource that contains videos pertaining to subjects such as occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech language pathology, vision therapy, neuro-developmental treatment, and others.


Sociology Databases


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iPOLL The largest collection of poll data anywhere - 1935 to present, all US polling firms, broad topical coverage of opinions and behavior on social issues, politics, pop culture, international affairs, and more. International datasets are available for immediate download, as well.

JSTOR is a full text database of back issues of scholarly journals in many academic disciplines including sociology and other social sciences.

Periodicals Archive Online contains full page images to millions of articles, from hundreds of journals, in 37 subject areas within the humanities and social sciences, with deep chronological coverage going back over 200 years.

PRISMA (Publicaciones y Revistas Sociales y Humanisticas) is a comprehensive reference resource providing full-text scholarly journals in the social sciences and humanities for the interdisciplinary academic study of Hispanic and Latin America, and the Caribbean Basin.

Social Sciences Full Text covers a wide range of interdisciplinary fields covered in a broad array of social sciences journals. It also includes full text/full image articles.

SocINDEX with Full Text has millions of citations and articles, from thousands of journals (some going back to 1895), plus conference papers, books, and other items.

Wiley Online Library hosts the world's broadest and deepest multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities.

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Social Work Databases


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Academic Search Complete has citations and full text articles from peer-reviewed journals in social sciences, humanities, music, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts and literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies.

AGRICOLA (from EBSCO) contains bibliographic records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library. Coverage for AGRICOLA dates back to 1970 and includes more than 2.5 million citations.

American FactFinder has information from the United States Census Bureau.

Counseling and Therapy in Video Volume I is a classic collection of videos filmed between 1985 and 2010, providing faculty and students with a first-hand look at the realities of working with clients and the challenges associated with putting theoretical concepts into practice.

Counseling and Therapy in Video Volume II expands on the content of the first volume with a special emphasis on contemporary topics, featuring world-renowned therapists demonstrating their methods and techniques.

CQ Researcher "offers in-depth, non-biased coverage of political and social issues, with regular reports on topics in health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the U.S. economy." We have access to content from January 1st, 1991 - December 31st, 2014.

Criminal Justice Abstracts provides comprehensive coverage of the major journals in criminology and related disciplines, extensive coverage of books, and unparalleled access to reports from government and nongovernmental agencies.

Criminal Justice Periodicals Index provides citations/abstracts from around 200 journals, with full text/full image articles from more than one fourth of them.

Dissertations and Theses (Dissertation Abstracts) is the single, authoritative source for information about doctoral dissertations and master's theses from over 1,000 graduate schools and universities. Make sure only ProQuest Dissertations and Theses - A&I is checked off to search just Digital Dissertations.

Education Full Text find articles and books dealing with all aspects of education. Includes citations and full text articles.

ERIC (from EBSCO) contains more than 2,200 digests along with references for additional information and citations and abstracts from over 1,000 educational and education-related journals.

Family Studies Abstracts includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to family studies, including marriage, divorce, family therapy, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.

GreenFile: This new database covers alternative fuel sources, energy conservation, global warming, natural resources, pollution, recycling, and beyond.  Anyone with an interest in environmental issues and who needs resource material regarding these subjects will find this database to be an invaluable tool.

Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HAPI) provides ready access to information on measurement instruments (i.e., questionnaires, interview schedules, checklists, index measures, coding schemes/manuals vignettes/scenarios, tests) in the health fields, psychosocial sciences, organizational behavior, and library and information science.

JSTOR is a full text database of back issues of scholarly journals in African American studies, anthropology, Asian studies, botany, ecology, economics, education, finance, history, literature, mathematics, philosophy, political science, population studies, sociology, and statistics.

LEXIS-NEXIS Academic Universe has full text company news and financial information, full text federal, state and international legal materials, full text and abstracted medical and health information, general reference sources and national and international news.

MEDLINE (EBSCO) indexes more than 4,000 medical journals, published in the United States and dozens of foreign countries, covering a wide variety of biomedical and related fields.

Military and Government Collection provides full text from almost 400 military and general interest publications ... to bring current news to all branches of the military. This database also offers indexing and abstracts for over 500 magazines.

NASW Clinical Register provides a listing of clinical social workers who have met national standards for education and experience.

O*NET provides information on a variety of occupations.

POPLINE is the world's largest bibliographic database on population, family planning, and related health issues.

Professional Development Collection includes full text from 440 journals (150 with images), and abstract and index coverage for 530 professional development titles.

PsycARTICLES is a database of full-text articles from journals published by the American Psychological Association, the APA Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association, and Hogrefe & Huber. The database includes all material from the print journals.

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection includes 350 peer reviewed journals, many pdf images, and over 450 full text articles.

PsycINFO contains more than one million citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations and technical reports, all in the field of psychology and psychological aspects of other disciplines. Journal coverage, which spans from 1887 to present, includes international material selected from more than 1,700 periodicals in over 35 languages.

PubMed a service of the National Library of Medicine, provides access to over 11 million MEDLINE citations back to the mid-1960's and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources.

Race Relations Abstracts includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to race relations, including ethnic studies, discrimination, immigration studies, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.

SAGE Research Methods is a research methods tool created to help researchers, faculty and students with their research projects. Researchers can explore methods concepts to help them design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct their research, and write up their findings. Since SAGE Research Methods focuses on methodology rather than disciplines, it can be used across the social sciences, health sciences, and more.

SAGE Research Methods Cases provides case studies showing how methods are applied in real research projects.

SAGE Research Methods Datasets provides datasets using data from real research, designed to support the teaching and independent learning of data analysis techniques.

Science Direct provides full image articles from more than 1000 agriculture, arts and humanities, astronomy, biology, business, chemistry, clinical medicine, computer science, earth and planetary sciences, economics, engineering, energy and technology, environmental science, life sciences, materials science, mathematics, physics, and social and behavioral sciences journals.

Social Sciences Full Text covers a wide range of interdisciplinary fields covered in a broad array of social sciences journals. It also includes full text/full image articles.

Social Work Abstracts contains more than 35,000 records from social work and other related journals.

SocINDEX with Full Text has millions of citations and articles, from thousands of journals (some going back to 1895), plus conference papers, books, and other items.

Texas Reference Center includes more than 80 full text journals and books about Texas history, ethnic and cultural diversity, gender studies, literature, public health, business as well as home and garden and sports and leisure plus the Spanish-language newspaper El Sol de Texas with Texas and national news coverage.

Wiley Online Library hosts the world's broadest and deepest multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities. It delivers seamless integrated access to over 4 million articles from 1500 journals, 9000 books, hundreds of reference works, laboratory protocols and databases.

Women and Social Movements International provides an unparalleled survey of how women's struggles against gendered inequalities promoted their engagement with other issues over time and across cultures. The final release (September 2013) includes about 4,660 sources and 25 scholarly essays spanning approximately 150,000 pages, as well as links to 124 online resources.

WorldCat has almost a billion records of materials cataloged by OCLC member libraries, including citations to books, journal articles, and internet sites.

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Music Databases


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AllMusic lets you search by genre, country, instrument, mood, theme, and more.

American Memory from the Library of Congress "provides free and open access ... to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience."

American Song Contains over 68,000 songs from a diverse range of Americans. Allows the user to save playlists and browse music by genre, historical event, artist, instruments used and more.

Classical Music Library "the world's largest multi-label database of Classical music recordings for listening and learning in libraries ... ranges from vocal and choral music, to chamber, orchestral, solo instrumental, and opera" and includes over 50,000 recordings from over 1,800 composers by thousands of ensembles and artists.

IIMP, the International Index to Music Periodicals, includes articles on "all aspects of music, including music education, performance, ethnomusicology, musical theatre, theory, popular music forms, and composition."

IMSLP stands for the International Music Score Library Project and "attempts to create a virtual library containing all public domain musical scores, as well as scores from composers who are willing to share their music with the world without charge."

Naxos Music Library is the world´s largest online classical music library. Currently, it offers streaming access to more than 52,677 CDs with more than 756,740 tracks, standard and rare repertoire. Over 800 new CDs are added to the library every month.

Music Index Online contains citations for articles in hundreds of periodicals in the field of music and related disciplines. Includes book reviews, recording and performance reviews and obituaries.

Music Online: American Music Contains over 68,000 songs from a diverse range of Americans. Allows the user to save playlists and browse music by genre, historical event, artist, instruments used and more.

Music Online: Classical Music Library "the world's largest multi-label database of Classical music recordings for listening and learning in libraries ... ranges from vocal and choral music, to chamber, orchestral, solo instrumental, and opera" and includes over 50,000 recordings from over 1,800 composers by thousands of ensembles and artists.

Music Online: Contemporary World Music contains over 66,000 contemporary world music tracks. Allows the user to save playlists and browse the collection by album, artist(s), cultural groups, genre, instruments used, location and more.

Music Online: Jazz Music Library contains over 66,000 contemporary world music tracks. Allows the user to save playlists and browse the collection by album, artist(s), cultural groups, genre, instruments used, location and more.

Music Online: Popular Music Library "contains a wide range of popular music from around the world, including hundreds of thousands of tracks from major genres in pop music, including alternative, country, Christian, electronic, hip-hop, metal, punk, new age, R&B, reggae, rock, soundtracks", etc.

Music Online: Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries contains over 66,000 contemporary world music tracks. Allows the user to save playlists and browse the collection by album, artist(s), cultural groups, genre, instruments used, location and more.

Online Resources for Music Scholars a selective guide, from the Harvard College Library, to online resources useful for music research. Each entry includes a brief description of the resource with tags for subjects and resource types.

Oxford Music Online contains the full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, as well as The Oxford Dictionary of Music, the Oxford Companion to Music, and the Encyclopedia of Popular Music.

RISM - Online Catalog of Music Sources provides access to the RISM A/II series: Music Manuscripts after 1600. Searchable by composer, title, thematic catalog number, music incipit, etc. Some entries include links to digitized sources. Includes 700,000 entries for manuscript sources, most written before 1800, available from hundreds of libraries and archives around the world. Registration is not required to use this free resource.

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History Databases


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The American Civil War: Letters and Diaries contains thousands of primary documents about the U.S. Civil War.

America: History and Life with Full Text "is a complete bibliographic reference to the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present."

American Indian Histories and Cultures is a collection of manuscripts, artwork, speeches, diaries, essays, correspondence, maps, and more covering areas such as American Indians and the European Powers, American Indians and the US Government, military encounters, cultural encounters, the native American civil rights movement, and more.

American Memory from the Library of Congress "provides free and open access ... to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience."

The American West contains primary documents covering frontier life, Native American life, the rise of the railways, and much more, and includes the papers of early pioneers and explorers, early emigrants, ranchers, and more.

Arte Publico Hispanic Historical Collection presents a digital collection of historical content pertaining to U.S. Hispanic history, literature, and culture.

Bibliography of Native North Americans "is a bibliographic database covering all aspects of native North American culture, history, and life. This resource covers a wide range of topics including archaeology, multicultural relations, gaming, governance, legend, and literacy... Dates of coverage for included content range from the sixteenth century to the present."

Dallas Morning News Historical Archive contains the full-text of all Dallas Morning News newspapers published between 1885-1977.

Digital National Security Archive has "the most comprehensive collection available of significant primary documents central to US foreign and military policy since 1945."

Early Encounters in North America contains "over 100,000 pages of letters, diaries, memoirs and accounts of early encounters."

The Gerritsen Collection: Women's Online History, 1543--1945, is "the greatest single source for the study of women's history in the world, with materials spanning four centuries and fifteen languages...[with] two million page images exactly as they appeared in the original printed works."

The Handbook of Texas "is a multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture sponsored by the Texas State Historical Association and the General Libraries at UT Austin."

HeritageQuest Online, which "provides libraries a unique, growing collection of research materials for tracing family history and American culture," includes complete U.S. federal Census, 1790--1930, obituaries, Freedman's Savings & Trust Company bank records, records on veterans of the American Revolution, and more.

Historical Abstracts with Full Text is a "complete reference guide to the history of the world from 1450 to the present (excluding the United States and Canada, which are covered in America: History and Life)."

North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries and Oral Histories, "composed of contemporaneous letters and diaries, oral histories, interviews, and other personal narratives, ... provides a rich source for scholars in a wide range of disciplines."

Texas Digital Sanborn Maps "are valuable historical tools for urban specialists, social historians, architects, geographers, genealogists, local historians, planners, environmentalists, and anyone who wants to learn about the history, growth, and development of American cities, towns, and neighborhoods."

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Nursing Databases


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Academic Search Complete has citations and full text articles from peer-reviewed journals in social sciences, humanities, music, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts and literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, etc.

AccessMedicine “is a comprehensive online medical resource that provides medical students with a variety of resources needed to excel in basic science studies and clerkships.” You must create an account to use the study tools.

AccessNeurology provides ebooks, multimedia, assessments, and curriculum guides on neurology topics. You must create an account to use the study tools.

AccessPediatrics “covers the entire span of pediatric practice, from neonatology through adolescent medicine.” You must create an account to use the study tools.

AccessPharmacy “allows users to explore leading pharmacy references, search curriculum topics, research drugs and supplements.” You must create an account to use the study tools.

AccessSurgery “enhances medical knowledge and delivers quick answers to surgical inquiries – all in one place.” You must create an account to use the study tools.

Alternative Health Watch "provides full text for 180 publications in the collection, including full text for many peer-reviewed journals...[with] in-depth coverage across the full spectrum of subject areas covered by complementary and alternative medicine dating back to 1990."

Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination “Delivers head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques. The site features more than 8 hours of video content."

Board Vitals is a powerful board review tool that can be used anytime and from any device. UTRGV has access to the following: USMLE Steps 1-3 for medical students, NCLEX RN for nursing students and PANCE for physician assistant students. Click here to sign up and here to sign in.

CHARTing Health Information for Texas provides "a comprehensive collection of links to publicly available, geographically discrete health data for the state of Texas." Its web links include causes of death, maternal and child health, economic, social and other demographic factors, and much more.

CINAHL Plus with Full Text indexes over 3000 nursing, allied health, and related journals, including full text for over 330 journals, as far back as 1937.

ClinicalAccess “is a one-of-a-kind clinical decision support tool offering targeted answers to more than 120,000 questions encountered at the point of care.”

Cochrane Collaboration includes abstracts of articles on evidence-based medicine.

The Cochrane Library "is a unique source of reliable and up-to-date information on the effects of interventions in health care...The Cochrane Library is designed to provide information and evidence to support decisions taken in health care and to inform those receiving care."

EBSCOhost provides access to dozens of databases, in many different disciplines, and at different academic levels.

Emerald provides full text articles from hundreds of journals in the fields of criminal justice, economics, education, engineering, healthcare, librarianship, management, marketing, and more.

Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HAPI) "provides ready access to information on measurement instruments (i.e., questionnaires, interview schedules, checklists, index measures, coding schemes/manuals ... vignettes/scenarios, tests) in the health fields, psychosocial sciences, organizational behavior, and library and information science."

Health Source – Consumer Edition provides "information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health;... features searchable full text for nearly 150 journals,...[and] is updated on a daily basis."

Infotrac Health Reference Center Academic has a wide range of articles on health and medicine, many of which are full-text.

JAMAevidence provides Evidence based medical care ebooks, guides, calculators, glossary, and more.

Journals@Ovid provides citations, abstracts, and references to articles from Nursing and other medical journals, and some full text.

MEDICINEnetBASE from CRC, MEDICINEnetBASE contains e-books on topics such as Clinical Medicine, General Reference and Medical Education, and Surgery.

MedicLatina "is a Spanish language collection of medical research and investigative journals published by renowned Latin American medical publishers...[which] provides access to full text for nearly 100 peer-reviewed medical journals."

MEDLINE (EBSCO) indexes more than 4,000 medical journals, published in the United States and dozens of foreign countries, covering a wide variety of biomedical and related fields.

MEDLINE (Ovid) “covers the international literature on biomedicine, including the allied health fields and the biological and physical sciences, humanities, and information science as they relate to medicine and health care. Information is indexed from approximately 5,600 journals published world-wide.”

MEDLINEPlus is a "goldmine of good health information from the world's largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine."

MEDLINEPlus (Español) Informacion de salud de la Biblioteca Nacional de Medicina.

Micromedex offers comprehensive evidence-based resources at the point of care for medication management, toxicology, and disease and condition management. CareNotes has complete, easy-to-understand information to give to patients about their conditions, in both English and Spanish.

MTS Lab Training Library provides samples and interactive training for biology and medical labs, electrical/engineering safety training, and more. To access the training modules, click the "Training Library" tab.

National Cancer Institute, from the National Cancer Institute (National Institutes of Health) provides information on types of cancer, clinical trials, treatment and prevention, and more, from peer-reviewed publications, NCI publications, and other web sites.

Natural & Alternative Treatments has "articles on medical conditions, presenting in an evidence-based manner the alternative medicine therapies proposed for use in their treatment...[including information] on herbs and supplements, functional foods, and other alternative therapies such as acupuncture and homeopathy."

Nature Medicine Archives has complete coverage for the period January 1995--April 1998.

NLM Gateway "allows users to search in multiple retrieval systems at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM)," including MEDLINE and other medical databases.

NurseSearch searches the American Nurses Association's NursingWorld web site.

PDQ (Physician Data Query), from the National Cancer Institute, "contains peer-reviewed summaries on cancer treatment, screening, prevention, genetics, and supportive care."

The Prescriber's Letter provides recommendations on new developments in drug therapy.

PubMed "a service of the National Library of Medicine, provides access to over 11 million MEDLINE citations back to the mid-1960's and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources."

Salud en Español provides health and medical information for the patient in Spanish.

Science Direct provides full image articles from more than 1000 agriculture, arts and humanities, astronomy, biology, business, chemistry, clinical medicine, computer science, earth and planetary sciences, economics, engineering, energy and technology, environmental science, life sciences, materials science, mathematics, physics, and social and behavioral sciences journals.

Scientific American Medicine "bring[s] to its subscribers the assurance of authoritative, evidence-based recommendations presented in readily accessible formats, with the ultimate goal of strengthening medical decision-making for the practicing physician."

Texas Cancer Data Center "can be used by Texans to find resources related to different phases of cancer care - prevention, screening and early detection, diagnosis and treatment, continuing care - and to answer questions they may have about cancer."

TOXNET is "a cluster of databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, and related areas."

Up To Date "is an evidence-based, physician-authored clinical decision support resource..." useful for making point-of-care decisions in a health care setting.

Wiley Online Library hosts the world's broadest and deepest multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities. It delivers seamless integrated access to over 4 million articles from 1500 journals, 9000 books, hundreds of reference works, laboratory protocols and databases.

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Education Databases


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Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD) is the premier academic research and teaching tool for courses needing quality information for locating Children’s and Young Adult books and other media. The content includes over 2.6 million fiction/non-fiction records with 650,000+ national and international awards plus 540,000+ quality, professional reviews. It includes over 330,000 author/title links plus lesson plans and teaching guides. The search engine offers 45 search-limiters to easily find appropriate materials such as: determining interest & reading levels; select trade books based on standards; create thematic, annotated biographies; interpret reviews; develop STEM book collections and more. Distant education students use a World Cat link to find materials at a local library. Students can set up their own My CLCD account to save their search assignments. Student access is FREE for one year after graduation.

Choice Reviews provides 600 reviews every month, identifying the best new books and digital content in academia.

Education Administration Abstracts includes bibliographic records covering areas related to educational administration, including educational leadership, educational management, educational research, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.

Education Full Text indexes and abstracts periodicals and books dealing with all aspects of education. It also includes full text/full image articles.

ERIC (from EBSCO) "contains more than 2,200 digests along with references for additional information and citations and abstracts from over 1,000 educational and education-related journals."

ERIC "sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education, produces the world's premier database of journal and non-journal education literature. "

LearningExpress Library "provides a completely interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help patrons, students, and adult learners succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass." Use it to prepare for a GED or EMT exam, the GREs, MCATs, ACTs, or just about any other test. First time users must create their own Username and Password.

Mental Measurements Yearbook "contains full text information about and reviews of all English-language standardized tests covering educational skills, personality, vocational aptitude, psychology, and related areas as included in the printed Mental Measurements Yearbooks."

Middle Search Plus "provides full text for nearly 140 popular magazines for middle and jr. high school research" plus biographies, primary source documents, and an Image Collection of photos, maps and flags.

National Center for Education Statistics lets you search for schools and school districts, and provides a myriad of statistics.

National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition (NCELA) focuses on the education of bilingual learners including: journal articles, conference papers, research reports, curriculum guides, and educational kits.

NEA Today Magazine is the Association's flagship publication with a circulation of 2.7 million; it explores today's toughest teaching challenges--and solutions. It's an important resource that NEA members look forward to receiving 4 times a year--Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall.

Professional Development Collection "includes full text from 440 journals (150 with images), and abstract and index coverage for 530 professional development titles."

PsycARTICLES "is a database of full-text articles from journals published by the American Psychological Association, the APA Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association, and Hogrefe & Huber. The database includes all material from the print journals."

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection includes 350 peer reviewed journals, many pdf images, and over 450 full text articles.

PsycINFO "contains more than one million citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations and technical reports, all in the field of psychology [and psychological aspects of other disciplines]. Journal coverage, which spans from 1887 to present, includes international material selected from more than 1,700 periodicals in over 35 languages."

SPORTDiscus with Full Text provides full-text access to periodical and monographic literature in the areas of sports, recreation, exercise physiology, sports medicine, coaching, physical fitness, the psychology, history and sociology of sport, training, and conditioning.

TeachingBooks.net adds a multimedia dimension to the reading experiences of children's and young adult books. Our online database is developed and maintained to include thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books used in the K–12 environment, with every resource selected to encourage the integration of multimedia author and book materials into reading and library activities.

Teacher Reference Center (TRC) -- This new education database provides key education topics such as assessment, continuing education, current pedagogical research, curriculum development, instructional media, language arts, literary standards, science, mathematics, and more for K-12 education students, teachers, and librarians. It includes an index of over 260 titles from the most popular education trade journals, periodicals, and books.

Testlink This database contains information about over 25,000 tests and other measurement devices. With information about tests from the early 1900s to the present, the Test Collection at ETS is the largest compilation of such materials in the world.

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Electrical Engineering Databases


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ACM: Association for Computing Machinery includes magazines and journal articles, conference proceedings, etc. Only the journal articles are available in full text.

Advanced Technologies and Aerospace Database includes the renowned Aerospace Database and provides full-text titles from around the world including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, government publications, and more. For those researchers who need to conduct comprehensive literature reviews, this database includes specialized, editorial-controlled A&I resources for discovery of relevant scholarly research and technical literature critical to the discipline.

Applied Science and Technology Full Text provides citations, abstracts, and some full text/full image from over 500 engineering, technology, and applied science publications.

Compendex is “the most comprehensive bibliographic database of scientific and technical engineering research available, covering all engineering disciplines.” Contains citations and abstracts only.

Engineering Village contains Compendex, which is “the most comprehensive bibliographic database of scientific and technical engineering research available, covering all engineering disciplines.” Contains citations and abstracts only.

Emerald provides full text articles from hundreds of journals in the fields of criminal justice, economics, education, engineering, healthcare, librarianship, management, marketing, and more.

IEEE Xplore Electronic Library Online has nearly a third of the world's current literature in electrical engineering, electronics, and computer science, including full text database of journals, conference proceedings and standards in the field.

INSPEC includes bibliographic citations and indexed abstracts from publications in the fields of physics, electrical and electronic engineering, communications, computer science, control engineering, information technology, manufacturing and mechanical engineering, operations research, material science, oceanography, engineering mathematics, nuclear engineering, environmental science, geophysics, nanotechnology, biomedical technology and biophysics.

MTS Lab Training Library provides samples and interactive training for biology and medical labs, electrical/engineering safety training, and more. To access the training modules, click the "Training Library" tab.

Polymer Library is the only database in the world which is dedicated exclusively to information on rubbers, plastics, adhesives and polymeric composites. There are more than 900,000 records in the database from 1972 to the present, covering commercial, marketing, technical and academic aspects of the rubber and plastics industry.

Web of Science contains three citation databases - Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index, which include citations and some links to full text articles from 1975 to the present. We ask all participants to use the Log Out button at the end of each search session when they are finished so that others may use Web of Science.

Wiley Online Library hosts the world's broadest and deepest multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities. It delivers seamless integrated access to over 4 million articles from 1500 journals, 9000 books, hundreds of reference works, laboratory protocols and databases.

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English Databases


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The American Civil War: Letters and Diaries contains thousands of primary documents about the U.S. Civil War.

American Periodicals Series Online "contains digitized images of the pages of American magazines and journals that originated between 1741, when Andrew Bradford's American Magazine and Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine were launched, and 1900" as well as materials from the Twentieth Century.

AP Stylebook a comprehensive guide to usage and accepted style, with chapters on religion, fashion, food, broadcast, business, sports, and social media.

Books In Print provides title, author, ISBN number, and publisher information for millions of books.

Book Review Digest Plus is an essential library tool that brings together book reviews on a wide range of topics, from a variety of sources.

British Periodicals Collection provides "facsimile page images and searchable full text for more than 500 British periodicals published between 1681 and 1921."

Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities provides contact information, publication guidelines, and other information to help professors and students get their manuscripts published.

Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD) is the premier academic research and teaching tool for courses needing quality information for locating Children’s and Young Adult books and other media. The content includes over 2.6 million fiction/non-fiction records with 650,000+ national and international awards plus 540,000+ quality, professional reviews. It includes over 330,000 author/title links plus lesson plans and teaching guides. The search engine offers 45 search-limiters to easily find appropriate materials such as: determining interest & reading levels; select trade books based on standards; create thematic, annotated biographies; interpret reviews; develop STEM book collections and more. Distant education students use a World Cat link to find materials at a local library. Students can set up their own My CLCD account to save their search assignments. Student access is FREE for one year after graduation.

Choice Reviews provides 600 reviews every month, identifying the best new books and digital content in academia.

Current Research provides complete theses and dissertations (from Dissertations Abstracts) written by UTPA students since 1996.

Dissertations and Theses (Dissertation Abstracts) "is the single, authoritative source for information about doctoral dissertations and master's theses... from over 1,000 graduate schools and universities." Make sure only ProQuest Dissertations and Theses - A&I is checked off to search just Digital Dissertations.

Early Encounters in North America contains "over 100,000 pages of letters, diaries, memoirs and accounts of early encounters."

Early English Books Online includes full image works from 15th, 16th, and 17th century English literature. It includes lesser known works, as well as the classics, along with "prayer books, pamphlets, and proclamations; almanacs, calendars, and many other primary sources."

EBSCO eBooks includes reference material, as well as classics. Only one user can look at a specific book at a time. Patrons need to set up an account to "check out" books.

Eighteenth Century Collections Online has "the digital images of every page of 150,000 books published during the 18th Century [including] full-text searching of approximately 33 million pages." Some of the subjects covered are history, science, philosophy, literature, the arts, and law.

English-Spanish Dictionary (WordReference.com) from Harper Collins also has a Diccionario Ingles-Espanol.

Filmakers Library Online "provides award-winning documentaries with relevance across the curriculum-race 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."

Gale databases have information on literature, biography, science, and Texas.

Gale Virtual Reference Library includes subject encyclopedias and other reference books on the arts, business, education, biological and physical sciences, history and other social sciences, medicine, and other subjects.

Humanities Full Text cites articles from scholarly journals and specialized magazines in the humanities, including archaeology, art, classical studies, communications, dance, film, folklore, gender studies, history, journalism, linguistics, social criticism, music, performing arts, philosophy, religion and theology. It also includes full text/full image articles.

Humanities International Index "provides cover-to-cover indexing and abstracting for over 1,700 journals . . .[including] a multitude of international journals, [plus] books and reference works. . . as well as original creative works including poems, fiction, photographs, paintings and illustrations."

Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory compiled by 275 specialists from around the world, the Guide presents a comprehensive historical survey of the field's most important figures, schools, and movements and is updated annually.

JSTOR is a full image database of back issues of scholarly journals in African American studies, anthropology, Asian studies, botany, ecology, economics, education, finance, history, literature, mathematics, philosophy, political science, population studies, sociology, and statistics.

Latin American Women Writers brings together "the most important writers from 19 countries, as well as the works of the principal feminists, in one single collection [including] ... literary works, memoirs, feminist essays, and other materials" from the colonial period to the present."

The Latino-Hispanic American Experience Leaders, Writers and Thinkers: Arte Publico Series 2 This resource “presents manuscript, book, and newspaper content in the areas of Hispanic American civil rights, religion, and women’s rights ranging from the eighteenth through the twentieth century. The database features over 250,000 pages of manuscript content, over 100 newspaper titles, and over 400 books.”

Library of Congress includes documents and recordings from American history and culture, including digitized collections from around the world, legislative and other governmental information, and much more.

Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA) "abstracts and indexes the international literature in linguistics and related disciplines in the language sciences. The database covers all aspects of the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics."

Literature Criticism Online contains the complete sets of the following Gale Literary Criticism Series: Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism (CMLC); Contemporary Literary Criticism (CLC); Drama Criticism (DC); Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800 (LC); Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism (NCLC); Poetry Criticism (PC); Shakespearean Criticism (SC); Short Story Criticism (SSC); and Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism (TCLC).

Literary Databases (Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism Select, Dictionary of Literary Biography) have "in-depth information on the lives and writings of nearly 100,000 authors along with critical reaction to their works."

Literary Reference Center “provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes… Literary Reference Center contains full text for more than 35,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, nearly 100,000 articles/essays of literary criticisms, more than 253,000 author biographies (including more than 22,000 in-depth bios), … and much more.”

Literature Resource Center is an "all-inclusive [Gale/InfoTrac] database [that] contains information on both classical and contemporary authors and their works."

MasterFILE Premier "offers information on a broad variety of subjects, including ... searchable full text for over 1,820 journals ... searchable full text for nearly 5,000 Magill's Book Reviews ... over 1.7 million company records from Dun & Bradstreet, and much more."

MLA Bibliography "indexes critical scholarship on literature, language, linguistics and folklore."

MLA Directory of Periodicals offers detailed information on over 7,000 journals.

Oxford English Dictionary covers words from across the English-speaking world and offers etymological analysis, listings of variant spellings, and phonetic pronunciation.

RefWorks (old version) is “an online research management, writing and collaboration tool” ... “designed to help researchers easily gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies”. You must create an account to use RefWorks. Go to “Login” and create an account using your UTRGV email account.

RefWorks (new version) is “an online research management, writing and collaboration tool” that allows you to “read, annotate, organize, and cite your research as well as collaborate with friends and colleagues by sharing collections.” You must create an account to use RefWorks. Go to “Login” and create an account using your UTRGV email account.

Scribner Writers Series provides "access to 1,600 original and detailed bio-critical essays on the lives and works of important authors from around the world."

TeachingBooks.net adds a multimedia dimension to the reading experiences of children's and young adult books. Our online database is developed and maintained to include thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books used in the K–12 environment, with every resource selected to encourage the integration of multimedia author and book materials into reading and library activities.

Teacher Reference Center (TRC) -- This new education database provides key education topics such as assessment, continuing education, current pedagogical research, curriculum development, instructional media, language arts, literary standards, science, mathematics, and more for K-12 education students, teachers, and librarians. It includes an index of over 260 titles from the most popular education trade journals, periodicals, and books.

Twayne's Authors Series "offers in-depth introductions to the lives and works of writers, the history and influence of literary movements and to the development of literary genres."

Twentieth Century American and English Poetry includes over 50,000 poems from 1,000s of volumes from over 300 American poets and over 280 English poets.

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Philosophy and Religion Databases


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Academic Search Complete has citations and full text articles from peer-reviewed journals in social sciences, humanities, music, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts and literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, etc.

ACLS Humanities E-Book (formerly History E-Book) from ACLS provides electronic books in the humanities including history, art, literature, music, etc., "that remain vital to both scholars and advanced students, are frequently cited in the literature, and are currently not widely available."

Eighteenth Century Collections Online has "the digital images of every page of 150,000 books published during the 18th Century [including] full-text searching of approximately 33 million pages." Some of the subjects covered are history, science, philosophy, literature, the arts, and law.

Essay and General Literature Index "is a bibliographic database that cites essays and articles contained in collections of essays and miscellaneous works published in the United States, Great Britain, and Canada." The index "focuses on the humanities and social sciences, with subject coverage ranging from economics, political science, and history to criticism of literary works, drama, and film."

Fuente Academica Premier "is a unique collection of scholarly academic journals from renowned Latin American and Spanish publishers...[which] offers full text content to many academic areas including business & economics, medical sciences, political science, law, computer science, library & information sciences, literature, linguistics, history, philosophy and theology."

Gale Virtual Reference Library includes subject encyclopedias and other reference books on the arts, business, education, biological and physical sciences, history and other social sciences, medicine, and other subjects.

Humanities Full Text cites articles from scholarly journals and specialized magazines in the humanities, including archaeology, art, classical studies, communications, dance, film, folklore, gender studies, history, journalism, linguistics, social criticism, music, performing arts, philosophy, religion and theology. It also includes full text/full image articles.

Humanities International Index "provides cover-to-cover indexing and abstracting for over 1,700 journals . . .[including] a multitude of international journals, [plus] books and reference works. . . as well as original creative works including poems, fiction, photographs, paintings and illustrations."

JSTOR is a full image database of back issues of scholarly journals in African American studies, anthropology, Asian studies, botany, ecology, economics, education, finance, history, literature, mathematics, philosophy, political science, population studies, sociology, and statistics.

MasterFILE Premier "offers information on a broad variety of subjects, including ... searchable full text for over 1,820 journals ... searchable full text for nearly 5,000 Magill's Book Reviews ... over 1.7 million company records from Dun & Bradstreet, and much more."

Past Masters is a searchable full-text Philosophy database.

Philosopher's Index "is a bibliographic database with ... abstracts covering scholarly research in all areas of philosophy ... and includes journal articles, [over 550 journals from more than 40 countries ... updated quarterly] books, book chapters such as contributions to an anthology, and book reviews."

Religion and Philosophy Collection contains "over 250 full text articles covering subjects such as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy."

SAGE Online contains scholarly journals published by Sage in the areas of Health Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Engineering and Materials Sciences, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

Wiley Online Library hosts the world's broadest and deepest multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities. It delivers seamless integrated access to over 4 million articles from 1500 journals, 9000 books, hundreds of reference works, laboratory protocols and databases.

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Art Databases


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Academic Search Complete has citations and full text articles from peer-reviewed journals in social sciences, humanities, music, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts and literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, etc.

Art Full Text provides citations and abstracts on the arts, architecture, design, cinema, etc., from magazines published around the world. It also includes full text/full image articles.

ARTstor contains more than one million images related to the arts, architecture, humanities and social sciences. It allows users to view, save and create presentations for research purposes.

Books In Print provides title, author, ISBN number, and publisher information for millions of books.

Book Review Digest Plus is an essential library tool that brings together book reviews on a wide range of topics, from a variety of sources.

Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities provides contact information, publication guidelines, and other information to help professors and students get their manuscripts published.

Current Research provides complete theses and dissertations (from Dissertations Abstracts) written by UTPA students since 1996.

Dissertations and Theses (Dissertation Abstracts) "is the single, authoritative source for information about doctoral dissertations and master's theses... from over 1,000 graduate schools and universities." Make sure only ProQuest Dissertations and Theses - A&I is checked off to search just Digital Dissertations.

EBSCO eBooks includes reference material, as well as classics. Only one user can look at a specific book at a time. Patrons need to set up an account to "check out" books.

Filmakers Library Online "provides award-winning documentaries with relevance across the curriculum-race 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."

Humanities Full Text cites articles from scholarly journals and specialized magazines in the humanities, including archaeology, art, classical studies, communications, dance, film, folklore, gender studies, history, journalism, linguistics, social criticism, music, performing arts, philosophy, religion and theology. It also includes full text/full image articles.

Humanities International Index "provides cover-to-cover indexing and abstracting for over 1,700 journals . . .[including] a multitude of international journals, [plus] books and reference works. . . as well as original creative works including poems, fiction, photographs, paintings and illustrations."

JSTOR is a full image database of back issues of scholarly journals in African American studies, anthropology, Asian studies, botany, ecology, economics, education, finance, history, literature, mathematics, philosophy, political science, population studies, sociology, and statistics.

Library of Congress includes documents and recordings from American history and culture, including digitized collections from around the world, legislative and other governmental information, and much more.

MasterFILE Premier "offers information on a broad variety of subjects, including ... searchable full text for over 1,820 journals ... searchable full text for nearly 5,000 Magill's Book Reviews ... over 1.7 million company records from Dun & Bradstreet, and much more."

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Lower Rio Grande Valley Databases


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Dissertations and Theses (Dissertation Abstracts) "is the single, authoritative source for information about doctoral dissertations and master's theses... from over 1,000 graduate schools and universities." Make sure only ProQuest Dissertations and Theses - A&I is checked off to search just Digital Dissertations.

The Handbook of Texas "is a multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture sponsored by the Texas State Historical Association and the General Libraries at UT Austin."

HeritageQuest Online, which "provides libraries a unique, growing collection of research materials for tracing family history and American culture," includes complete U.S. federal Census, 1790--1930, obituaries, Freedman's Savings & Trust Company bank records, records on veterans of the American Revolution, and more.

Images of America: A History of American Life in Images and Texts "presents the everyday people, places, and events that have shaped American history and culture. The collection, drawn from Arcadia Publishing's award-winning line of local history books, features images and texts assembled by thousands of local experts."

Newspaper Source "provides selected full text for nearly 30 national (U.S.) and international newspapers...[plus] full text television & radio news transcripts, and selected full text for more than 200 regional (U.S.) newspapers."

Texas Digital Library Theses and Dissertations "will serve as a repository for research output including electronic theses and dissertations, faculty datasets, departmental databases, digital archives, course management and learning materials, digital media, and special collections" from The University of Texas, Texas A&M University, The University of Houston, and Texas Tech University.

Texas Digital Sanborn Maps "are valuable historical tools for urban specialists, social historians, architects, geographers, genealogists, local historians, planners, environmentalists, and anyone who wants to learn about the history, growth, and development of American cities, towns, and neighborhoods."

The Portal to Texas History is a gateway to Texas history materials including books, maps, photographs, and newspapers from Texas libraries, museums, archives, historical societies, genealogical societies, and private family collections.

Texas Reference Center "includes more than 80 full text journals and books about Texas history, ethnic & cultural diversity, gender studies, literature, public health, business as well as home & garden and sports & leisure...[plus] the Spanish-language newspaper El Sol de Texas with Texas and national news coverage."


Finance Databases


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Business Full Text provides citations and abstracts to hundreds of business periodicals. It also includes full text/full image articles.

Business Source Complete "is the world's definitive scholarly business database, providing the ultimate collection of bibliographic and full text content...[with] indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals back to 1886 ...[and] searchable cited references provided for more than 1,200 journals," plus company profiles from Datamonitor.

CCH Tax Service First time users will have to create a username and password.

Checkpoint is a comprehensive federal, state and international tax database that includes primary source literature, editorial materials, news alerts, a tax thesaurus, and more.

CRSP The Center for Research in Security Prices contains stock price information from stocks traded on the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. This database is available only at the College of Business. Please ask at the Reference Desk for assistance.

Datastream contains more than two million financial instruments, securities, and indicators for over 175 countries in 60 markets. Holding up to 50 years of history and over 8,000 different fields, it provides access to over one million time series. Datastream is available only at the College of Business. Ask at the Reference Desk for more information.

Econlit "the American Economic Association's electronic database, is the world's foremost source of references to economic literature." It contains over 700,000 records, with some links to full text.

Emerald provides full text articles from hundreds of journals in the fields of criminal justice, economics, education, engineering, healthcare, librarianship, management, marketing, and more.

JSTOR is a full image database of back issues of scholarly journals in African American studies, anthropology, Asian studies, botany, ecology, economics, education, finance, history, literature, mathematics, philosophy, political science, population studies, sociology, and statistics.

LEXIS-NEXIS Academic Universe has "full text company news & financial information...full text federal, state & international legal materials...full text & abstracted medical & health information...general reference sources" and national and international news.

Mergent Online (formerly FISOnline) has business and financial information from Mergent, Inc. (formerly Moody's).

NetAdvantage offers ready access to Standard & Poor's premium content such as Industry Surveys, Stock Reports, Fund Reports, Corporation Records, The Register of Corporations, Directors and Executives, The Outlook, Mutual Fund Reports, and others.

Readers' Guide Full Text, covering all topics, contains abstracts of the most popular general-interest periodicals from the United States and Canada. It also includes full text/full image articles.

Research Online Collection, from The Conference Board, has full-text research reports on the latest issues in business management and US and global economics.

Small Business Reference Center “provides up to date information on relevant topics from starting a company, operations management and sales to growing or rescuing a business.” Includes information on “small business and entrepreneurial subject areas, common business types, a help and advice section, and provides information on how to create business plans that lead to successful funding.”


Accounting Databases


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Academic Search Complete has citations and full text articles from peer-reviewed journals in social sciences, humanities, music, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts and literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, etc.

BNA Tax and Accounting Center provides analysis and guidance from the world’s leading tax authorities and offers tax planning and compliance insights and strategies.

Business Full Text provides citations and abstracts to hundreds of business periodicals. It also includes full text/full image articles.

CCH Tax Service First time users will have to create a username and password.

Checkpoint is a comprehensive federal, state and international tax database that includes primary source literature, editorial materials, news alerts, a tax thesaurus, and more.

CRSP The Center for Research in Security Prices contains stock price information from stocks traded on the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. This database is available only at the College of Business. Please ask at the Reference Desk for assistance.

Datastream contains more than two million financial instruments, securities, and indicators for over 175 countries in 60 markets. Holding up to 50 years of history and over 8,000 different fields, it provides access to over one million time series. Datastream is available only at the College of Business. Ask at the Reference Desk for more information.

Econlit "the American Economic Association's electronic database, is the world's foremost source of references to economic literature." It contains over 700,000 records, with some links to full text.

Emerald provides full text articles from hundreds of journals in the fields of criminal justice, economics, education, engineering, healthcare, librarianship, management, marketing, and more.

LEXIS-NEXIS Academic Universe has "full text company news & financial information...full text federal, state & international legal materials...full text & abstracted medical & health information...general reference sources" and national and international news.

MasterFILE Premier "offers information on a broad variety of subjects, including ... searchable full text for over 1,820 journals ... searchable full text for nearly 5,000 Magill's Book Reviews ... over 1.7 million company records from Dun & Bradstreet, and much more."

Mergent Online (formerly FISOnline) has business and financial information from Mergent, Inc. (formerly Moody's).

NetAdvantage offers ready access to Standard & Poor's premium content such as Industry Surveys, Stock Reports, Fund Reports, Corporation Records, The Register of Corporations, Directors and Executives, The Outlook, Mutual Fund Reports, and others.

Readers' Guide Full Text, covering all topics, contains abstracts of the most popular general-interest periodicals from the United States and Canada. It also includes full text/full image articles.

Small Business Reference Center “provides up to date information on relevant topics from starting a company, operations management and sales to growing or rescuing a business.” Includes information on “small business and entrepreneurial subject areas, common business types, a help and advice section, and provides information on how to create business plans that lead to successful funding.”


Business Databases


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Academic Search Complete has citations and full text articles from peer-reviewed journals in social sciences, humanities, music, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts and literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, etc.

BNA Tax and Accounting Center provides analysis and guidance from the world’s leading tax authorities and offers tax planning and compliance insights and strategies.

Business Full Text provides citations and abstracts to hundreds of business periodicals. It also includes full text/full image articles.

Business Source Complete "is the world's definitive scholarly business database, providing the ultimate collection of bibliographic and full text content...[with] indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals back to 1886 ...[and] searchable cited references provided for more than 1,200 journals," plus company profiles from Datamonitor.

Checkpoint is a comprehensive federal, state and international tax database that includes primary source literature, editorial materials, news alerts, a tax thesaurus, and more.

ConsumerSearch "is a Web-based publishing company that helps consumers find answers about what products are top-rated or best bets in their class."

Econlit "the American Economic Association's electronic database, is the world's foremost source of references to economic literature." It contains over 700,000 records, with some links to full text.

Emerald provides full text articles from hundreds of journals in the fields of criminal justice, economics, education, engineering, healthcare, librarianship, management, marketing, and more.

Gale Legal Forms: create accurate, reliable legal documents with Gale Legal Forms.

iPOLL The largest collection of poll data anywhere - 1935 to present, all US polling firms, broad topical coverage of opinions and behavior on social issues, politics, pop culture, international affairs, and more. International datasets are available for immediate download, as well.

JSTOR is a full image database of back issues of scholarly journals in African American studies, anthropology, Asian studies, botany, ecology, economics, education, finance, history, literature, mathematics, philosophy, political science, population studies, sociology, and statistics.

Legal Collection "contains full text for nearly 250 of the world's most respected, scholarly law journals."

LEXIS-NEXIS Academic Universe has "full text company news & financial information...full text federal, state & international legal materials...full text & abstracted medical & health information...general reference sources" and national and international news.

MasterFILE Premier "offers information on a broad variety of subjects, including ... searchable full text for over 1,820 journals ... searchable full text for nearly 5,000 Magill's Book Reviews ... over 1.7 million company records from Dun & Bradstreet, and much more."

Mergent Online (formerly FISOnline) has business and financial information from Mergent, Inc. (formerly Moody's).

NetAdvantage offers ready access to Standard & Poor's premium content such as Industry Surveys, Stock Reports, Fund Reports, Corporation Records, The Register of Corporations, Directors and Executives, The Outlook, Mutual Fund Reports, and others.

ProQuest Digital Microfilm is a completely web-based resource that can be accessed much like other remote access resources. Our collection features microfilm editions of Barron's, Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. Coverage for most titles begins in 2008 but coverage may vary.

RDS Business and Industry Contains articles from over 1,800 trade and industry publications, dailies, and newsletters that focus on facts, figures, events and market information pertaining to companies, products, and markets.

RDS Business and Management Practices Draws content from hundreds of practically oriented management journals as well as selected articles pertaining to management from over 1,000 trade journals and newspapers.

Readers' Guide Full Text, covering all topics, contains abstracts of the most popular general-interest periodicals from the United States and Canada. It also includes full text/full image articles.

Science Direct provides full image articles from more than 1000 agriculture, arts and humanities, astronomy, biology, business, chemistry, clinical medicine, computer science, earth and planetary sciences, economics, engineering, energy and technology, environmental science, life sciences, materials science, mathematics, physics, and social and behavioral sciences journals.

Small Business Reference Center “provides up to date information on relevant topics from starting a company, operations management and sales to growing or rescuing a business.” Includes information on “small business and entrepreneurial subject areas, common business types, a help and advice section, and provides information on how to create business plans that lead to successful funding.”

SpringerLINK provides abstracts, full text, and full image articles from journals published by Springer. The articles/journals are in the fields of computer science, economics, engineering, law, medicine, mathematics, and life and physical sciences.


Government Information Databases


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Digital National Security Archive has "the most comprehensive collection available of significant primary documents central to US foreign and military policy since 1945."

THOMAS, from the Library of Congress, makes "federal legislative information [plus Congressional activities, treaties, presidential nominations, and much more] freely available to the public."

United States Patent and Trademark Office is searchable for patents and trademarks.

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Communication Studies Databases


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American Film Scripts Online contains over 1,000 scripts "together with detailed, fielded information on the scenes, characters and people related to the scripts. In addition, the database includes facsimile images for more than 500 of these screenplays. Most of the scripts have never been published before, and nowhere else are they available online."

New York Times Movie Reviews has all their movie reviews since 1983, and selected reviews back to the 1920s. It's free, but you must register.

Play Index "searches over 30,000 plays written from antiquity to the present and published from 1949 to the present…” This source “… covers a wide range of plays written in or translated into English, including mysteries, pageants, plays in verse, puppet performances, radio and television plays, and classic drama.”

Television News Archive "collection at Vanderbilt University is the world's most extensive and complete archive of television news."

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Reference Databases


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Academic Search Complete has citations and full text articles from peer-reviewed journals in social sciences, humanities, music, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts and literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, etc.

Access World News contains the full text of thousands of national and international newspapers, newswires, journals and blogs as well as transcripts and video archives of many respected news sources.

Annual Reviews provides full text access to reviews of primary research literature related to the biomedical, life, physical and social sciences.

Chronicle of Higher Education is one of the most widely used sources of information for college & university professors and others interested in higher education. Contains an archive of past issues, vibrant discussion forums and thousands of current job postings.

Gale Legal Forms: create accurate, reliable legal documents with Gale Legal Forms.

ingentaconnect has millions of citations and abstracts from more than 28,000 journals.

JSTOR is a full image database of back issues of scholarly journals in African American studies, anthropology, Asian studies, botany, ecology, economics, education, finance, history, literature, mathematics, philosophy, political science, population studies, sociology, and statistics.

MasterFILE Premier "offers information on a broad variety of subjects, including ... searchable full text for over 1,820 journals ... searchable full text for nearly 5,000 Magill's Book Reviews ... over 1.7 million company records from Dun & Bradstreet, and much more."

OmniFile Full Text includes complete content from most of our other WilsonWeb databases, plus full text biological, agricultural, and legal articles.

Oxford University Press Journals publishes high quality journals in the fields of Arts & Humanities, Law, Medicine & Health, Science & Mathematics, and Social Sciences.

Periodicals Archive Online contains full page images to millions of articles, from hundreds of journals, in 37 subject areas within the humanities and social sciences, with deep chronological coverage going back over 200 years.

Readers' Guide Full Text, covering all topics, contains abstracts of the most popular general-interest periodicals from the United States and Canada. It also includes full text/full image articles.

Wiley Online Library hosts the world's broadest and deepest multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities. It delivers seamless integrated access to over 4 million articles from 1500 journals, 9000 books, hundreds of reference works, laboratory protocols and databases.

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Linguistics Databases


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Academic Search Complete has citations and full text articles from peer-reviewed journals in social sciences, humanities, music, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts and literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, etc.

Communication and Mass Media Complete, a merger of Mass Media Articles Index and CommSearch, "provides the most robust, quality research solution in areas related to communication and mass media."

Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA) "abstracts and indexes the international literature in linguistics and related disciplines in the language sciences. The database covers all aspects of the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics."

Oxford English Dictionary covers words from across the English-speaking world and offers etymological analysis, listings of variant spellings, and phonetic pronunciation.

Project MUSE provides online full-text access to over 300 peer-reviewed humanities and social sciences journal titles.

SAGE Online contains scholarly journals published by Sage in the areas of Health Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Engineering and Materials Sciences, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

Wiley Online Library hosts the world's broadest and deepest multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities. It delivers seamless integrated access to over 4 million articles from 1500 journals, 9000 books, hundreds of reference works, laboratory protocols and databases.

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Medicine Databases


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AccessMedicine “is a comprehensive online medical resource that provides medical students with a variety of resources needed to excel in basic science studies and clerkships.” You must create an account to use the study tools.

AccessNeurology provides ebooks, multimedia, assessments, and curriculum guides on neurology topics. You must create an account to use the study tools.

AccessPediatrics “covers the entire span of pediatric practice, from neonatology through adolescent medicine.” You must create an account to use the study tools.

AccessPharmacy “allows users to explore leading pharmacy references, search curriculum topics, research drugs and supplements.” You must create an account to use the study tools.

AccessSurgery “enhances medical knowledge and delivers quick answers to surgical inquiries – all in one place.” You must create an account to use the study tools.

Anatomy Flashcard Learning System The only online anatomy study guide that helps students learn and assess their anatomy knowledge with a complete human anatomy flashcard deck, learning tables and testing exercises all in one place.

Anatomy TV is an interactive 3-D human anatomy atlas which features assessment tools, labeled dissection slides, muscle function animations, annotated illustrations, video clips, and cross-sectional anatomy.

APhA DrugInfoLine A monthly newsletter of interpreted drug and pharmacotherapeutic information designed to keep pharmacists current on the latest trends in the biomedical literature.

Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination “Delivers head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques. The site features more than 8 hours of video content."

Board Vitals is a powerful board review tool that can be used anytime and from any device. UTRGV has access to the following: USMLE Steps 1-3 for medical students, NCLEX RN for nursing students and PANCE for physician assistant students. Click here to sign up and here to sign in.

ClinicalAccess “is a one-of-a-kind clinical decision support tool offering targeted answers to more than 120,000 questions encountered at the point of care.”

Clinical Checklist Ensures patient care quality is addressed and safety imperatives are applied around essential must do and never do care recommendations based on evidence-based content.

ClinicalKey is a clinical search engine that supports clinical decisions by making it easier to find evidence-based information from hundreds of textbooks and medical journals.

Cochrane Collaboration includes abstracts of articles on evidence-based medicine.

The Cochrane Library "is a unique source of reliable and up-to-date information on the effects of interventions in health care...The Cochrane Library is designed to provide information and evidence to support decisions taken in health care and to inform those receiving care."

DrugPoints System Offers 1,400+ concise, unbiased synapse on FDA-approved drugs, both prescription and nonprescription.

Essential Evidence Plus & AHFS DI Essentials A powerful and comprehensive clinical decision support tool that integrates information on 9,000 diagnoses into clinical workflows Feature over 13,000 topics, guidelines, abstracrts, tools, images and summaries of conditions, diseases and procedures clinicians come into contact with every day.

JAMAevidence provides Evidence based medical care ebooks, guides, calculators, glossary, and more.

The Medical Letter, publishes critical appraisals of new prescription drugs and comparative reviews of drugs for common diseases, and also includes 52 CME/CE credits per user per year, a free downloadable app for handheld devices, and essential drug comparisons in each issue.

MEDICINEnetBASE from CRC, MEDICINEnetBASE contains e-books on topics such as Clinical Medicine, General Reference and Medical Education, and Surgery.

MEDLINE (Ovid) “covers the international literature on biomedicine, including the allied health fields and the biological and physical sciences, humanities, and information science as they relate to medicine and health care. Information is indexed from approximately 5,600 journals published world-wide.”

Micromedex offers comprehensive evidence-based resources at the point of care for medication management, toxicology, and disease and condition management. CareNotes has complete, easy-to-understand information to give to patients about their conditions, in both English and Spanish.

The Prescriber's Letter provides recommendations on new developments in drug therapy.

PubMed "a service of the National Library of Medicine, provides access to over 11 million MEDLINE citations back to the mid-1960's and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources."

Scientific American Medicine A comprehensive professional medical database which provides practicing clinicians and students with detailed and up-to-date medical information.

Scientific American Surgery Provides practicing surgeons and students with comprehensive and up-to-date surgical information including cutting-edge reporting to incorporate relevant articles into the surgical database.

STAT!Ref enables users to intuitively cross-search full-text titles, journals and evidence-based point-of-care authoritative resources. STAT!Ref provides the latest healthcare information in a customizable and convenient format. STAT!Ref goes where you go, accessible by desktop, laptop and wireless or web-enabled mobile devices.

Up To Date "is an evidence-based, physician-authored clinical decision support resource..." useful for making point-of-care decisions in a health care setting.

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Film, Movies, and Videos Databases


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Access World News contains the full-text of thousands of national and international newspapers, newswires, journals and blogs as well as transcripts and video archives of many respected news sources.

American Film Scripts Online contains over 1,000 scripts "together with detailed, fielded information on the scenes, characters and people related to the scripts. In addition, the database includes facsimile images for more than 500 of these screenplays. Most of the scripts have never been published before, and nowhere else are they available online."

Anatomy TV is an interactive 3-D human anatomy atlas which features assessment tools, labeled dissection slides, muscle function animations, annotated illustrations, video clips, and cross-sectional anatomy.

Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination “Delivers head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques. The site features more than 8 hours of video content."

Counseling and Therapy in Video Volume I “is a classic collection of videos filmed between 1985 and 2010, providing faculty and students with a first-hand look at the realities of working with clients and the challenges associated with putting theoretical concepts into practice.”

Counseling and Therapy in Video Volume II “expands on the content of the first volume with a special emphasis on contemporary topics, featuring world-renowned therapists demonstrating their methods and techniques.”

Essay and General Literature Index "is a bibliographic database that cites essays and articles contained in collections of essays and miscellaneous works published in the United States, Great Britain, and Canada." The index "focuses on the humanities and social sciences, with subject coverage ranging from economics, political science, and history to criticism of literary works, drama, and film."

Filmakers Library Online "provides award-winning documentaries with relevance across the curriculum-race 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."

Gale Science in Context provides contextual information on hundreds of today’s most significant science topics. Gale’s authoritative, curriculum-aligned reference content is merged with full-text magazine, academic journal, and news articles; experiments, images, videos, audio files, and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

Health Library contains texts, audio and video, self-assessments, case studies, and clinical skills training resources for medical students.

Humanities Full Text cites articles from scholarly journals and specialized magazines in the humanities, including archaeology, art, classical studies, communications, dance, film, folklore, gender studies, history, journalism, linguistics, social criticism, music, performing arts, philosophy, religion and theology. It also includes full text/full image articles.

Kanopy is a video streaming solution for colleges offering a "Netflix-like" user experience and a broad selection of over 26,000 documentaries, feature films and training videos from thousands of producers.

Metacritic "compiles reviews from respected critics and publications for film, video/dvd, music and games", with links to the reviews.

New York Times Movie Reviews has all their movie reviews since 1983, and selected reviews back to the 1920s. It's free, but you must register.

Nursing Education in Video is a collection of "videos created specifically for the education and training of nurses, nursing assistants, and other healthcare workers".

PsycCRITIQUES provides full-text reviews of books, videos and popular films pertaining to psychology.

Rehabilitation Therapy in Video is a streaming video resource that contains videos pertaining to subjects such as occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech language pathology, vision therapy, neuro-developmental treatment, and others.

Television News Archive "collection at Vanderbilt University is the world's most extensive and complete archive of television news."

World Digital Library (WDL) is an image library created by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization to encourage users to explore historical treasures (maps, photos, video, etc.) from around the world.

World Scholar: Latin America & the Caribbean Archive "serves the needs of students and researchers by bringing together in a single place a rich collection of primary source documents about Latin America and the Caribbean; academic journals and news feeds covering the region; reference articles and commentary; maps and statistics; audio and video; and more."

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