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AbbreviationZ: The A-Z of Acronyms and Abbreviations on the Net
Search engine for acronyms, abbreviations, and initialisms.

ABI Inform Global (ProQuest)
Scholarly and trade publications from around the world offering in-depth coverage of a wide range of business topics.  International and domestic company profiles.

ABI/INFORM Dateline
Local and regional business news, not typically found in national news sources.
ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry
The latest news on every major industry from business periodicals and newsletters.


Academic One-File (Gale - NOVEL)
Contains extensive coverage of the sciences, technology, medicine, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects.

Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)
Full text journal coverage for most academic areas of study.

ACLS History E-book Project

An online, fully searchable collection of high-quality books in history, recommended and reviewed by historians.

AMDOCS: Documents for the Study of American History
Primary documents for the study of American history from 1000 CE to the present.

America History and Life™ with Full Text (EBSCO)
Covers the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present, with selective indexing for over 1,700 journals from 1955 to present. Provides full-text coverage of more than 230 journals and nearly 100 books, and includes citations and links to book and media reviews. Strong English-language journal coverage is balanced by an international perspective on topics and events, including abstracts in English of articles published in more than 40 languages.

American Memory/Library of Congress
A digital record of American history and creativity in written and spoken words, sound records, moving images, print, maps, and sheet music. 

ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials
ATLA’s online collection of major religion and theology journals that includes journal articles, book reviews and collections of essays.  Includes full text for more than 355,000 electronic articles and book reviews from 150 journals selected by leading religion scholars.

Avalon Project (Yale Law School)
Digital documents relevant to the fields of law, history, economics, politics, diplomacy, and government from the 18th through the 21st centuries. Barrons (ProQuest)
A weekly publication oriented toward investors providing in-depth articles on companies, industries, and finance and economic trends.  Full-text coverage from 1988 to present.

Bartleby.com 
Full-text works in reference, fiction, non-fiction, and verse.

Biology Journals (ProQuest) 
Provides access to a wide range of biology topics and includes some of the most popular information resources for users in the academic environment.

Blackwell Companions Humanities Collection (CREDO)
Gathers together the content of 65 key reference works, including many award-winning titles, to provide an interdisciplinary, unique research experience for the undergraduate studying topics in the humanities. Scholarly companions covering American, European and World History, Sociology, Geography, and Religion complement each other to provide a rich ground for study. *To search this collection, type your topic into the search field. On the next page, next to Continue searching in, click on the drop-down menu to search this collection.

Bookshelf: Online Books
Over 50 searchable full-text biomedical books.

BrainPop
An award-winning online educational resource that allows users to create animated, curricular content to engage younger students (K-3), support educators, and bolster achievement. BrainPop supports individual, team, and whole-class learning and users can tailor their assessments to meet all students' needs.

BrainPop Jr.
An award-winning online educational resource that allows users to create animated, curricular content to engage younger students, support educators, and bolster achievement. BrainPop supports individual, team, and whole-class learning and users can tailor their assessments to meet all students' needs.

BrainPop Spanish
An award-winning online educational resource that allows users to create animated, curricular content to engage Spanish-speaking students, support educators, and bolster achievement.

Britannica Online
This is the online version of the Encyclopedia Britannica. It has the Merriam-Webster's Dictionary and Thesaurus along with several other features such as a country atlas, historical timelines, video biographies and much more authoritative reference material. Includes interactive features that allow you to personalize and focus your search, use some open source operations similar to Wikipedia, and other highlights.

Business Insights: Essentials (Gale - NOVEL)

Brings together company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, industry overviews and information, chronologies, and periodical articles.

Business Source Premier (EBSCO)

Articles from peer-reviewed journals and other business publications.  International and domestic company profiles.

Chicago
Tribune (ProQuest)
Full-text coverage from 1985 to present.

CINAHL with Full Text (EBSCO)

The definitive research tool for all areas of nursing and allied health literature.

Columbia Granger's Poetry Database (EBSCO)
Produced by Columbia University Press, this database contains citations and full-text for works of poetry found in anthologies, and volumes of collected works and selected works for individual poets, and includes: more than 425,000 poem citations, over 219,000 poems in full text, bibliographic information for over 1,800 anthologies, nearly 1,000 commentaries, and approximately 450 biographies.

Communication and Mass Media Complete (EBSCO)
Quality research articles in areas related to communication studies and mass media.

CountryWatch
Up-to-date news and information on each of the recognized countries of the world, including demographic, political, economic, business, cultural, and environmental information.  Daily news coverage, news archive, maps, and other images.

CQ Researcher
The CQ Researcher database is an excellent research tools in American government, international affairs, politics, history, public policy, and current affairs.

CREDO Reference
Search over 500 full text reference encyclopedias and dictionaries to find content in every academic subject. From arts to history to literature to medicine, science, business, Credo Reference is enhanced with thousands of images, audio files and video. Smart Research starts here.

Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text (EBSCO)
Contains more than 300,000 records selected from the most important sources within the discipline. This resource includes full text for more than 200 magazines and journals, as well as full-text books & monographs.

Data Planet Statistical Ready Reference
Provides simple and refined searching of the extensive Data-Planet repository of standardized and structured statistical data. With Data-Planet Statistical Ready Reference, users can quickly search and view charts, maps, and rankings of time series at the country, state, county, MSA, postal code, census-tract/block group levels .

Data Planet Statistical Datasets (formerly Lexis Nexis and ProQuest)
Discover interesting relationships between data which can lead to more informed decision-making. Statistical Datasets has the ability to compare data from different datasets and publishers. Provides highly interactive data visualization (including interactive maps) to build graphic-rich charts that track trends, rank performance, and options to export into MS Excel, XML, PDF, Shape Files and reference management tools. Also available is Statistical Ready Reference. A guide to using Statistical Ready Reference can be found here. PLEASE NOTE: this database is best viewed using Internet Explorer or Opera web browsers.

EBSCO Animals (NOVEL)
Easy-to-read entries about mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, dinosaurs and prehistoric animals for elementary school students.

Education in Video (Alexander Street Press)
An online collection of streaming video developed specifically for training and developing teachers. More than 1,000 video titles totaling 750+ hours of teaching demonstrations, lectures, documentaries, and primary-source footage of students and teachers in actual classrooms allow viewers a way to observe the intricacies of behavior, tone, facial expression, and body language that define effective teaching styles. Includes course, study, and discussion guides; assessment checklists; and themed playlists.

Education Journals (ProQuest)
The database covers not only the literature on primary, secondary, and higher education but also special education, home schooling, adult education, and hundreds of related topics.

Education Research Complete (EBSCO)

The world's largest and most complete collection of full text education journals, covering all areas of education.

ERIC (EBSCO)
Citations and abstracts for 1000+ education and education-related journals, plus lesson plans, reports, and other types of documents.

EuroDocs: Online Sources for European History

Western European primary historical documents that shed light on key historical happenings within the context of political, economic, social and cultural history.

Focus Medica Health Animation Collection (CREDO)
Features content from two major multi-media reference works, the Animated Medical and Health Dictionary and the Animated Dictionary of Cardiology. The collection provides an engaging visual research experience for the undergraduate or graduate studying any medical or health related discipline. *To search this collection, type your topic into the search field. On the next page, next to Continue searching in, click on the drop-down menu to search this collection.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (EBSCO)
25,000+ encyclopedia entries covering all subject areas.

General One-File (Gale - NOVEL)
Contains news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics.

Gray’s Anatomy
A digital version of Gray’s Anatomy of the Human Body from 1918 with color engravings and a comprehensive subject index.

GreenFILE (EBSCO)
GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for approximately 295,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,600 records.  

Harvard Classics: The Shelf of Fiction 

A comprehensive anthology covering the work of every major literary figure, philosopher, religion, folklore and historical subject through the twentieth century.

Health Reference Center Academic (Gale - NOVEL)
Multi-source database providing access to full-text of nursing and allied health journals, plus a wide variety of personal health information sources that offer reliable health information.

HealthSource: Nursing/Academic Edition (EBSCO)
Full-text peer-reviewed journals and other periodicals on many medical disciplines, with emphasis on nursing and allied health.

HighWire Press (Stanford University Libraries)
Full-text content of peer-reviewed journals on all subjects.

Historical Abstracts with Full Text (EBSCO)
Covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) focusing on the 15th century forward, including world history, military history, women's history, history of education, and much more. Provides indexing of historical articles from more than 3,100 journals in over 40 languages back to 1955 and access to the full text of more than 380 journals and 140 books.

Hoover's Academic
Offers in-depth financial comparisons and analysis as well as the ability to input specific search criteria to generate a customized, highly-targeted list of companies or people.
Temporary remote access available by clicking here and using the username Hoovers and the password Mergent
.

Hoover's First Research
Provides first-class Industry Intelligence to help easily understand the challenges, opportunities, and operations of more than 600 industry segments. With each Industry Profile, users have access to: industry overviews, finance and regulation, competitive landscape, and products, operations, and many more areas of focus.

Hudson River Valley Heritage
Online access to historical materials from New York State’s Hudson River Valley, including  photographs, maps, letters, postcards, manuscripts, scrapbooks, memorabilia and ephemera, audio and video clips, and many other materials from libraries, archives, and museums.

Humanities International Complete (EBSCO)
This database provides full text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world, and includes more than 2,200 journals and 2.8 million records plus unique full-text content.

Infoplease

A wide array of reference tools, including an encyclopedia, almanac, atlas, dictionary, and thesaurus.

Infotrac Newstand
Provides access to more than 1,000 major U.S. regional, national and local newspapers as well as leading titles from around the world.

JSTOR Language and Literature Collection

Full-text and full-image of 58 journals covering the literary cultures of many different countries.  Contains articles in several languages, including Arabic, Italian, German, and English.

JSTOR Arts and Sciences I Collection
This database contains full-text and full-image of core journals in economics, history, political science, and sociology, as well as in other key fields in the humanities and social sciences. This collection also contains titles in ecology, mathematics, and statistics.

Kids Search (EBSCO - NOVEL)
Designed for students in grades K-8. Search by keyword or topic to find images, dictionary entries, or articles in magazines or encyclopedias. Includes teacher resources.

Lexis Nexis Statistical Datasets, see Data Planet Statistical Datasets

Library, Information Science, & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)
Indexes 600+ journals, plus books, research reports, and proceedings on   librarianship, online information retrieval, information management, and other information technology topics.

Literary Reference Center (EBSCO)

A comprehensive full-text literature resource that includes information from reference works, books, and literary journals.  Includes the content of MagillOnLiterature Plus.

Los Angeles
Times  (ProQuest)
Full-text coverage from 1985 to present.

Luminarium 

Links to essays, resources, and texts from Medieval, Renaissance, and 17th Century English literature.

The Making of America (University of Michigan)

Primary sources from the 19th century covering in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction.

MathSciNet

Database of reviews, abstracts, and bibliographic information for the mathematical sciences literature.  Continues the print publication, Mathematical Reviews.

Medline (EBSCO)

Authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and other health-related topics in more than 4,800 biomedical journals.

Mergent Online
Offers a wealth of textual detail on company financials, descriptions, history, property, subsidiaries officers and directors. Help on searching available here.

MLA International Bibliography (EBSCO)
An extensive bibliography of journal articles, books and dissertations. Produced by the Modern Language Association and considered one of the premiere research tools for languages, literature, folklore, and linguistics.

The National Academies Press

Full-text publications from the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council covering science, health, and engineering.

National Atlas of the United States
An interactive atlas of the United States of America, produced by the U.S. government.

National Newspaper Index (Gale - NOVEL)
Provides access to the indexing of The New York Times (Late and National Editions); The Wall Street Journal (Eastern and Western Editions); The Christian Science Monitor (National Edition); The Washington Post (Final Edition); The Los Angeles Times (Home Edition); The New York Times Book Review; and, The New York Times Magazine.

NetLibrary
Complete content of thousands of e-books in all subject areas.

New York State Newspapers (Gale – NOVEL)
This database includes 28 full-text newspapers in New York State including the New York Times and the New York Post.

New York Times (ProQuest)
Complete full text from 1980 to the present.

New York Times Historical, 1851-2008 (ProQuest)
Offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. Provides access to every page (including advertising, editorials, obituaries, photos, as well as articles) from every available issue.

Newspaper Source (EBSCO)
Selected full text for nearly 30 major U.S. and international newspapers, as well as 200+ regional papers.  Also includes full-text radio and television news transcripts.

NursingCenter  
Portal to articles from 50 leading nursing journals, as well as clinical resources, drug updates, and career information.

The Online Books Page (University of Pennsylvania)
Full-text access to significant books written in English.

OpenJurist.org
This is a free, web based database of Supreme Court cases with full opinions and selected Appeals Court Cases from the First, Second and Third series of the Federal Reporter.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Contains a range of perspectives on many important issues, with over 13,000 pro/con viewpoints. Students will benefit from a variety of resource types: reference, news, primary sources, multimedia and more.

Oxford English Dictionary
The leading authority on the meanings, history, and evolution of the English language.

Perry-Casteñeda Library Map Collection (University of Texas)
Over 5,000 U.S., state, county, international, and topical maps, both current and historical.

Professional Development Collection (EBSCO)
Highly specialized collection of journals and reports for professional educators.  More than half the journals are peer-reviewed.

Project Gutenberg
Nearly 20,000 e-books in full-text.

ProQuest Central
Articles on all subjects.

ProQuest Computing (ProQuest)
An excellent resource for computing topic, including software, hardware, e-commerce, web site development, intranets and extranets, systems design, databases, and technology management.

ProQuest Criminal Justice Periodicals
This is a collection of journals on criminal justice, jurisprudence and criminology.

ProQuest Health and Medical Complete
Leading publications covering all aspects of health administration, including finance, personnel management, insurance, labor relations, and others.

ProQuest Newspapers (ProQuest)
Full-text access to 25+ major U.S. newspapers, including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times, plus The Guardian from London.

ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source
ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source provides abstracting and indexing for more than 780 titles with over 650 titles in full-text, plus more than 11,000 full text dissertations. Also included is evidence-based nursing content, study paths, reports to raise awareness of cultural beliefs and practices in relation to healthcare, plus over 300 training videos.

ProQuest Religion
This is a collection of full text journals in the field of religion.

ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States
The ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States. Sources of data include the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and many other Federal agencies and private organizations.

ProQuest Statistical Datasets, see Data Planet Statistical Datasets

ProQuest Statistical Insight
This database compiles statistical data from hundreds of public domain and licensed sources, such as o Federal statistical publications, state government and business statistical reports, and international statistical publications from the UN, OECD, EU, etc. There are over one million statistical tables from the three publication modules. Find current social and economic statistics on such topics as: criminal offenses, arrests, prosecutions, traffic accident fatalities, child vaccination rates, and many more topics.

PsycArticles (American Psychological Association – APA)
Full-text, peer-reviewed articles on general, applied, clinical, and theoretical psychology from APA and other journals, most going back to the first issue. These APA training videos will allow you to learn about some of the advanced searching features and techniques for use in all of the APA databases.

PsycINFO (EBSCO)
It contains a huge percentage of full-text material in psychology and related disciplines. These APA training videos and this APA tip sheet will allow you to learn about some of the advanced searching features and techniques for use in all of the APA databases.

Psychology Journals (ProQuest)

Articles and abstracts from journals in clinical and social psychology, as well as genetics, psychology of business and economics, communication, criminology, addiction, education, gerontology, linguistics, hypnosis, psychiatry, neurology and social welfare.

PubMed
The NCBI provides free, online access to biomedical and biological research publications and data, including PubMed, a database of over 15 million biomedical abstracts, many of which link to free full text.

Romantic Circles (University of Maryland)
A refereed scholarly web site, including articles, essays, and chronologies, devoted to the study of Romantic-period literature and culture.

Science Direct
Science Direct is a scientific database that offers journal articles and book chapters for more than 2500 peer reviewed journals and more than 11,000 books. It offers leading research in physical, life, health, and social sciences. In addition, topics on engineering and the humanities are also included. Instructions on searching are available here, as is a tutorial on how to search Science Direct. Full-test articles can be requested at no cost to students and faculty via a pay-per-view service provided by the Library.

Science Journals (ProQuest)
Subject coverage includes computers, engineering, physics, telecommunications, and transportation.

SciFinder (on-campus use only)
SciFinder is a research discovery tool that allows students and faculty to access a wide diversity of research from many scientific disciplines, including biomedical sciences, chemistry, engineering, materials science, agricultural science, among other science based disciplines.The directions to attaining a username and password for SciFinder can be found hereIn order to activate an account with SciFinder, you need an active MSMC email account.  If you do not have one, please follow the directions on this link. Once you have an MSMC email account, create a new user account for Scifinder here.

Searchasaurus (EBSCO - NOVEL)
An animated, dinosaur-themed search interface designed for the very young researcher.  Contains the same content as Primary Search.

The Serials Directory (EBSCO)

Descriptions of 200,000+ U. S. and international periodicals.

Social Science Journals (ProQuest)
Search full-text periodicals covering the social sciences.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Dynamic reference work covering all aspects of philosophy, continually updated by experts.

Taylor & Francis Routledge Collection (CREDO)
Thirty-nine scholarly and award-winning reference works covering topics in Religion and the Humanities. Compelling and relevant titles such as the International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities, the Routledge Handbook of Religion and Politics, and The Quran: An Encyclopedia will provide an interdisciplinary and dynamic research experience for the undergraduate. *To search this collection, type your topic into the search field. On the next page, next to Continue searching in, click on the drop-down menu to search this collection.

TumbleBook Library
A collection of popular children's fiction and non-fiction books set to audio and animation to enrich and support reading. In addition to tumblebooks there are puzzles, games, quizzes, and other activities supporting learning. TumbleBook is also a great Multicultural resource providing books in Spanish, French, Chinese, and Russian.

Wall Street Journal (ProQuest)
The leading financial newspaper in the U.S., with excellent general news reporting.  Full-text coverage from 1984 to present. 

Wiley Online Library
Considered the broadest and deepest multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities. Full-text articles can be requested at no cost to students and faculty via a pay-per-view service provided by the Library.

Wilson OmniFile Fulltext Select (Ebsco)
Although recently acquired by Ebsco Publishing, one may find the same great content as before. The search interface has a new look and the ability to search to cross-search with other Ebsco databases. Additionally, enjoy the convenience of all full text articles. A wonderful increase in content with a facelift.

The World Factbook (CIA)
Comprehensive resource of facts and statistics on more than 250 countries and other entities.

WorldCat (OCLC)
Catalog of books and other materials held by libraries worldwide.