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Searches a wide variety of digital collections and repositories from research institutions. Includes preprint articles, papers, theses, and much more; covers a wide range of years.
OmniFile Full Text Select (H.W. Wilson) via EBSCOhost
A full text-only database that contains a wealth of essential material for learning and research across the disciplines. Full-text articles are available from approximately 2,700 publications, many of which are peer-reviewed. This resource is an invaluable support for undergraduate research within and across all core subjects. Subject coverage includes art, agriculture, applied science, business, current events, education, general science, humanities, law, library sciences, social sciences, technology, and many other fields.
Ovid Full-Text Nursing Plus
OvidSP is a suite of health-related databases that include journals for nursing research.
Oxford English Dictionary (OED)
The OED is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words - past and present - from across the English-speaking world.
PAIS International and Archive via ProQuest
Covers issues in the public debate through selective coverage of a wide variety of international sources including journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference papers, web content, and more. PAIS International is the current file covering 1972 to present, and PAIS Archive includes the content from printed volumes published 1915-1976.
Philosopher's Index by EBSCOHost
The Philosopher's Index, produced by the Philosopher's Information Center, is a current and comprehensive bibliographic database covering scholarly research in all major fields of philosophy. The Philosopher's Index, considered the most thorough index of journal literature on the subject, features author-written abstracts covering scholarly research published in journals and books, including contributions to anthologies and book reviews. The Philosopher's Index covers the fifteen fields of philosophy and contains research published since 1940, with additional records dating back to 1902. This database contains more than 495,000 records from more than 80 countries with content representing a variety of languages.
PILOTS: Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress via ProQuest
This bibliographic database, covering the Published International Literature On Traumatic Stress, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Its provides citations and abstracts to the international literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health sequelae of traumatic events.
Points of View Reference Center via EBSCOhost
A full text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides more than 290 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide. The database also offers guides to debate, developing arguments and writing position papers.
Primary Search via EBSCOhost
Full text and indexing of children's magazines, as well as World Almanac for Kids and the Encyclopedia of Animals. Provides Lexile rankings.
ProQuest Sociology via ProQuest
This database covers the international literature of sociology and social work, including culture and social structure, history and theory of sociology, social psychology, substance abuse and addiction and more. This collection provides full-text coverage of many core titles included in Sociological Abstracts and Social Services Abstracts.
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection via EBSCOhost
A comprehensive database covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods. Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection can be searched independently, but also allows users from subscribing institutions to conveniently link to full text from citations within PsycINFO.
PsycINFO via EBSCOhost
Provides indexing and abstracts for over one million articles in 1,700 journals from over 50 countries. Also includes abstracts for dissertations, books and book chapters ranging in date from 1887 to the present.
NLM's search service to access the 9 million citations in MEDLINE and Pre-MEDLINE.