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Academic Search Complete (EBSCO): Comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,300 full-text periodicals, including 4,400 peer-reviewed journals.

ACLS Humanities eBooks

AHFS Consumer Medication Information:  AHFS Consumer Medication Information is a trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information, available in both English and Spanish.

American Chemical Society—ACS: Full-text database of peer-reviewed research journals in the chemical and related sciences.

America: History and Life with Full Text (EBSCO):  Covers the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present.  Includes selective indexing for 1,700 journals from 1964 to present.

ArchiveGrid: Thousands of libraries, museums, and archives have contributed nearly a million collection descriptions to ArchiveGrid. Researchers searching ArchiveGrid can learn about the many items in each of these collections, contact archives to arrange a visit to examine materials, and order copies.

Art & Architecture Complete (EBSCO): The definitive research database for the study of art and architecture. Provides full-text coverage of more than 250 periodicals and 150 books. Also offers cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for more than 630 academic journals, magazines and trade publications as well as for over 150 books.

ArticleFirst (FirstSearch): OCLC index of articles from the contents pages of journals (links to full text in other databases).

ARTstor: ARTstor is a digital library of approximately 700,000 images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes. Create an account to take full advantage of ARTstor's capabilities. ARTstorYouTube Instructional Video

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Bibliography of Native North Americans (EBSCO): 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. BNNA contains more than 133,000 citations for books, essays, journal articles, and government documents of the United States and Canada. Dates of coverage for included content range from the sixteenth century to the present.

BioOne: Full-text journals focused on the biological, ecological and environmental sciences.

Book Collection Nonfiction: Elementary School Edition (EBSCO): A rich research database for elementary schools. Contains informative abstracts and searchable full text for more than 1,290 popular nonfiction books. Includes high interest titles on animals, weather, holidays, Native Americans, United States, Canada, biographies, civics and more.

Book Collection Nonfiction: High School Edition (EBSCO): A rich research database for high schools. It contains informative abstracts and searchable full text for more than 2,440 popular nonfiction books. Includes high interest titles on careers, health, ethnicity, disabilities, technology, biographies, music, science, history, civics and more.

Book Collection Nonfiction: Middle School Edition (EBSCO): A rich research database for middle schools. Contains informative abstracts and searchable full text for more than 3,100 popular nonfiction books. Includes high interest titles on careers, health, ethnicity, disabilities, technology, biographies, history, science, women, civics and more.

Britannica Online School Edition K-8:  With easy-to-read articles and age-appropriate reference and learning materials, the elementary school level of Britannica Online School Edition K-8 is ideal for PreKindergarten and older children.

Britannica Spanish Reference Center:  This site offers resources in Spanish for all ages in two unique interfaces, each with its own comprehensive encyclopedia: Enciclopedia Moderna for high school ages and up and Britannica Escolar Online for ages 6-12.

Business Source Complete(EBSCO): Definitive scholarly business database, providing bibliographic and full text content from business journals, market research reports, company profiles, and business publications. (Also available with Enhanced Business Searching Interface)

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Camio: A growing online collection documenting works of art from around the world, representing the collections of prominent museums. CAMIO highlights the creative output of cultures around the world, from prehistoric to contemporary times, and covering the complete range of expressive forms.

Choice Reviews Online: The premier source for reviews of academic books and digital resources of interest to scholars and students in higher education.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Academe's number one source for news, commentary and jobs.

CINAHL with Full Text (EBSCO): Comprehensive source of full text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 520 journals indexed in CINAHL.    

ClasePeriodica (FirstSearch): Index of Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities (no full-text)  

Communication & Mass Media Complete (EBSCO): Full text for 285 journals in areas related to communication and mass media, as well as Indexing and abstracting coverage of nearly 600 titles.

Consumer Health Complete (EBSCO):  Provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. This full-text database covers topics such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children's health, men & women's health, etc.

Credo Reference:  Credo Reference is an online reference source offering access to 600 reference books, offering 3 million full text entries.  Use Credo Reference to find biographies, encyclopedias, dictionaries, quotations, bilingual dictionaries, images, video and more.  Credo links to other library resources as well. 

Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text (EBSCO): Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text™ contains more than 200,000 records selected from the most important sources within the discipline. Subject areas covered include: criminology; criminal justice; criminal law and procedure; corrections and prisons; police and policing; criminal investigation; forensic sciences and investigation; history of crime; substance abuse and addiction; probation and parole.

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eBook Collection (EBSCO): Formerly NetLibrary. Ebooks in multiple academic areas.

Ebrary: Ebooks in all academic subject areas.

EBSCOHost Databases: Link to list of all EBSCO databases available through RSU.

Ebsco Ebook Business Collection

ECO (FirstSearch): An OCLC electronic collection of scholarly journals. (links to full text in other databases)  

Environment Complete (EBSCO): Offers deep coverage in applicable areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more.

ERIC (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. (links to full text in other databases)

ERIC (FirstSearch): Same collection of resources as EBSCO’s ERIC, but with an improved Interlibrary loan requesting format and different searching options.

European Views of the Americas: A comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750.

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Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (EBSCO): over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

FirstSearch Databases: Link to list of all FirstSearch databases available through RSU. FirstSearch Documentation. Search all FirstSearch databases at once.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library: Electronic reference books.

Government Information Home page: RSU’s portal to local, state, and federal government websites, research databases, and forms.

GPO (FirstSearch): Indexing and some full text for U.S. government publications

GreenFILE (EBSCO): This supplementary resource from EBSCO Publishing offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the environment   GreenFILE indexes scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports.

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Health Source - Consumer Edition (EBSCO): Over 130 full text, consumer health magazines covering the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition(EBSCO): Over 500 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines.

Humanities International Complete (EBSCO): Provides full text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world. Includes all data from Humanities International Index™ (more than 2,200 journals and 2.71 million records) plus unique full-text content, much of which is not found in other databases. Includes full text for more than 1030 journals.

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JSTOR: Full-text database of peer-reviewed articles in the arts, sciences and humanities.

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Kids Search (EBSCO): Full-text database designed especially for youth in grades K-8

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LexisNexis Academic: Comprehensive database providing articles and primary sources for Business, Law,  and news, including the New York Times back to 1980 and Tulsa World back to 1980. Includes broadcast transcripts, SEC filings, Federal and state law codes, and Key U.S. and State case law. Need research help?  Try this LexisNexis Wiki.

LISTA (Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts) with Full Text (EBSCO): This world-class bibliographic database provides coverage on subjects such as librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Delivered via the EBSCOhost platform, LISTA indexes nearly 600 periodicals plus books, research reports, and proceedings. With coverage dating back to the mid-1960s, it is the oldest continuously produced database covering the field of information science.

Literary Reference Center (EBSCO): A comprehensive literary reference database that combines information from over 1,000 books and journals on the most studied authors and their works.

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MAS Ultra - School Edition(EBSCO): Contains full text for nearly 500 popular, high school magazines, as well as 350 full text reference books, 84,774 biographies, 100,554 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 235,186 photos, maps and flags.

MasterFILE Premier(EBSCO): Full text for more than 1,730 magazines and general reference publications. 

MEDLINE with Full Text (EBSCO): Provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. MEDLINE® with Full Text uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals.

MEDLINE(FirstSearch): Same collection as MEDLINE in EBSCO, with an improved Interlibrary loan requesting format and different searching options.( links to full text in other databases)

Mergent Online: Mergent Online is an Internet-based suite of information resources that enables in-depth business and financial research.

Middle Search Plus(EBSCO): Provides full text for 140 popular magazines for middle and jr. high school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990. Middle Search Plus also contains 84,774 biographies, 100,554 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 235,186 photos, maps and flags.

Military & Government Collection (EBSCO): Current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government.

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Newspaper Source Plus (EBSCO): Includes 1,520 full-text newspapers, providing more than 28 million full-text articles. The database contains comprehensive full text for major newspapers such as The New York Times (from January 1985 to present), The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Daily Mail (UK), The Irish Times (Ireland), The San Francisco Chronicle, The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), The Times of London, The Toronto Star, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, and others. Contains selective full text for The Tulsa World.

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OAIster: A union catalog of digital resources. It provides access to these digital resources by "harvesting" their descriptive metadata (records) using OAI-PMH (the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting). The Open Archives Initiative is not the same thing as the Open Access movement.

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PapersFirst (FirstSearch): OCLC index of papers presented at conferences worldwide (no full-text)   

Political Science Complete (EBSCO): Contains full text for over 400 journals, and cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for more than 800 journals, (including top-ranked scholarly journals), many of which are unique to the product, such as British Politics, Ethnopolitics and the Journal of Women, Politics & Policy. PSC has a worldwide focus, reflecting the globalization of contemporary political discourse.

Primary Search (EBSCO): Provides full text for nearly 70 popular, magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990.

Proceedings (FirstSearch): An OCLC index of worldwide conference proceedings (no full-text)   

Professional Development Collection(EBSCO): 520 specialized high quality education journals, including nearly 350 peer-reviewed titles, intended for use with ERIC.

PsycARTICLES (EBSCO): A definitive source of full-text, peer-reviewed psychology articles from APA journals.

PsycINFO: Produced by the APA, contains nearly 2.3 million citations and summaries of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, all in psychology and related disciplines from 1887 to the present. (links to full text in other databases)

PILOTS: Published International Literature On Traumatic Stress: This bibliographic database, covering the Published International Literature On Traumatic Stress, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. It provides citations and abstracts to the international literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health sequelae of traumatic events.

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ReferenceUSA: Information on businesses and people for researchers, students, and job seekers. Find businesses based on employee size, sales volume, type of business and location. Find news articles on businesses for papers and class projects. Conduct research about industries and companies. Find executives, corporate families and company descriptions. Select a location and do a radius search to look up the number of similar businesses in the area. Note: Persistent links not provided.

RefWorks: An online research management, writing and collaboration tool. Designed to help researchers gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies. Off-campus users: Call 343-7716 or 343-7770 for the group access code. RefWorks Tutorial

Regional Business News(EBSCO): Comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications, incorporating coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

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Searchasaurus(EBSCO): Easy-to-use search interface for elementary and middle school students, which provides access to magazine articles, pictures, encyclopedias, and a dictionary through an animated interface with a dinosaur theme that encourages students to enhance and develop basic search skills.  Includes teacher resources.

Science Direct Health & Life Sciences:Full-text articles in 900 journals in health and life sciences.

Small Business Reference Center (EBSCO):  the user-friendly interface guides users through 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 (Also available with Enhanced Business Searching Interface).

SocINDEX with Full Text(EBSCO): Comprehensive sociology research database, containing full text for 397 "core" coverage journals dating back to 1908, and 150 "priority" coverage journals.

SPORTDiscus™ with Full Text (EBSCO): The world's most comprehensive source of full text for sports & sports medicine journals, providing full text for more than 400 journals indexed in SPORTDiscus. The world's most comprehensive source of full text for sports & sports medicine journals, providing full text for more than 400 journals indexed in SPORTDiscus.

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.

Student Research Center(EBSCO): A search interface designed for students in grades 6 through 12. SRC provides students in secondary schools with the most appropriate research tools to easily obtain the information that they need from their EBSCO databases.  Includes teacher resources.

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TOPICsearch(EBSCO): Current events database exploring social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today’s classrooms. TOPICsearch contains full text for over 139,800 articles from more than 4,800 diverse sources.

Teacher Reference Center: Contains journal information for K-12 teachers and librarians. This bibliographic database provides coverage on topics such as Assessment, Best Practices, Continuing Education, Higher Education, Instructional Media, Languate Arts, Literacy Standards, School Administration, Science & Mathematics, and Teacher Education.  

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Wall Street Journal (Proquest): Full Text coverage dating back to 1984. Updated Daily. Includes World Almanac for Kids.

WorldCat (FirstSearch): OCLC catalog of over 62 million books and other materials in libraries worldwide (no full-text)

WorldCatDissertations (FirstSearch): A database of all dissertations and theses available in WorldCat (no full-text)

WorldCat.org: Search all OCLC services at once—OCLC FirstSearch databases, ArchiveGrid archival collection descriptions, CAMIO (Catalog of Art Museum Images Online), and RSU WorldCat (online catalog of holdings of RSU and libraries worldwide).

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