Databases and Reference Sources: A-Z List

The complete list of library databases and reference sources, listed in alphabetical order.

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Database

Description

 

 

Academic Search Complete

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Academic Search Complete is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. Searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,400 journals.

 

ACM Digital Library

 

  

The ACM Digital Library is the most comprehensive collection of full-text articles and bibliographic records in existence today covering the fields of computing and information technology. The full-text database includes the complete collection of ACM's publications, including journals, conference proceedings, magazines, newsletters, and multimedia titles and currently consists of:  300,957 Full-text articles, 2.0+ Million Pages of full-text articles, 20,000+ New full-text articles added each year, 42+ High Impact Journals with 2-3 new journals being launched each year, 270+ Conference Proceedings Titles added each year, 2,000+ Proceedings Volumes, 9 Magazines (including the flagship Communications of the ACM, the most heavily cited publication in the field of computing), 37 Technical Newsletters from ACM's Special Interest Groups (SIGs), 3,000+ Video files, and 342 Audio files.

 

ACM Digital Library Master SIG

  

 

   

Includes the master file of the ACM's Special Interest Groups (SIGs), featuring hard-to-find conference proceedings papers and newsletter articles from all of the ACM's 39 SIGs. [1954-Present].

 

 

Aluka

   

The Aluka Digital Library includes a wide variety of high-quality scholarly materials contributed by Aluka’s partners, ranging from archival documents, periodicals, books, reports, manuscripts, and reference works, to three-dimensional models, maps, oral histories, plant specimens, photographs, and slides. By aggregating these materials online, the Aluka collections link materials that are widely dispersed and difficult to access, opening up new opportunities for research, teaching, and broader public discussion. One of Aluka’s primary objectives is to provide African scholars and students with access to scholarly materials originally from Africa, but now out of their reach.

 

B

Database

Description

Business Source Complete

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Business Source Complete is the world's definitive scholarly business database, providing the leading collection of bibliographic and full text content. As part of the comprehensive coverage offered by this database, indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals back as far as 1886 are included. In addition, searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,300 journals.

 

 

C

Database

Description

CIAO: Columbia International  Affairs Online

 

  

   

Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) is the most comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs. It publishes a wide range of scholarship from 1991 onward that includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs.

CIAO is also widely-recognized source for teaching materials including original case studies written by leading international affairs experts, course packs of background readings for history and political science classes, and special features like the analysis of a bin Laden recruitment tape with video.

All sections of CIAO are updated monthly.

 

CREDO Reference

 

  

 

Credo is a vast online reference library, providing access to the full text of hundreds of highly regarded and popular titles. And Credo brings the facts alive with images, sound files, animations, videos and much more. Find speedy, simple answers and full in-depth articles.

 

Communication & Mass Media

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Communication & Mass Media Complete provides the most robust, quality research solution in areas related to communication and mass media. CMMC incorporates the content of CommSearch (formerly produced by the National Communication Association) and Mass Media Articles Index (formerly produced by Penn State) along with numerous other journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study to create a research and reference resource of unprecedented scope and depth encompassing the breadth of the communication discipline. CMMC offers cover-to-cover (“core”) indexing and abstracts for more than 570 journals, and selected (“priority”) coverage of nearly 200 more, for a combined coverage of more than 770 titles. Furthermore, this database includes full text for over 450 journals.

 

D

Database

Description

Daily Subsistence Rates (UN)

 

  

   

 

Daily Subsistence Allowance Rates (DSAR) are determined by the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC) on the basis of the latest data on prices for single rooms at good commercial hotels and meal costs.

E

Database

Description

EIU country profiles/reports

 

  

   

 

The Economist Intelligence Unit is a leading provider of country, industry, and management analysis. It continuously assesses and forecast the political, economic and business climates of the following countries: Algeria, France, Italy, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and United States of America.  Reports for each of these countries are updated each month.

Emerald Marketing Journals


Covering a wide spectrum of marketing research topics ( Access to 21 Journals).

Encyclopaedia Britannica

 

 

    

 

It covers World History, Science and Math, Literature, Philosophy, and more from ancient times to today.

Encyclopaedia of Islam Online

Online Tutorial

 

  

   

 

The EI looks at Islam's role in the modern world, doing so in context of the religion's history and development over the last 13 centuries. It contains thematic articles, biographies of key figures, definitions, illustrations, maps, and more.

ERIC (via EbscoHost)

 

  

   

 

ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, contains more than 1.3 million records and links to more than 323,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966.

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Database

Description

Global Development Finance (GDF) Online (World Bank).

  

 

   

 

GDF Online offers external debt and financial flow data for the 136 countries that report public and publicly-guaranteed debt to the World Bank's Debtor Reporting System. The time series for 217 indicators run from 1970 to 2003, with contractual obligations data until 2013. The indicators include external debt stocks and flows, major economic aggregates, and key debt ratios as well as average terms of new commitments, currency composition of long-term debt, debt restructurings, and scheduled debt service projections.

GreenFILE  (via EbscoHost)

 

  

   

 

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 more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.

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Database

Description

IMF elibrary

 

The International Monetary Fund's (IMF) eLibrary provides access to more than 14,000 titles and one million data series; archival material to 1948; statistics databases including Balance of Payments, Direction of Trade, Government Finance, International Financial, Manuals and Guides, Technical Notes & Manuals; databases; books; periodicals and analytical papers including Fiscal Monitor, Global Financial Stability Report, IMF Research Bulletin, IMF Staff Papers, Regional Economic Outlook reports and World Economic Outlook.The International Monetary Fund's (IMF) eLibrary provides access to more than 14,000 titles and one million data series; archival material to 1948; statistics databases including Balance of Payments, Direction of Trade, Government Finance, International Financial, Manuals and Guides, Technical Notes & Manuals; databases; books; periodicals and analytical papers including Fiscal Monitor, Global Financial Stability Report, IMF Research Bulletin, IMF Staff Papers, Regional Economic Outlook reports and World Economic Outlook.

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Database

Description

JSTOR

  

 

   

JSTOR offers high-quality, interdisciplinary content to support scholarship and teaching. It includes over 1,000 leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work. Journals are always included from volume 1, issue 1 and include previous and unrelated titles. Beginning in 2011, current issues for more than 150 journals will be available on JSTOR as part of the Current Scholarship Program. 

Additional collections include valuable primary source content complementary to the academic journals and monographs. The entire corpus is full-text searchable, offers search term highlighting, includes high-quality images, and is interlinked by millions of citations and references. The content is expanded continuously with a current emphasis on international publications as well as pamphlets, images, and manuscripts from libraries, societies, and museums. 

 

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Database

Description

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts  (via EbscoHost)

 

 

   

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s.

 

M

Database

Description

MEDLINE (via EbscoHost)

  

 

   

MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals.

 

Monthly Bulletin of Statistics (UN)

 

 

   

The Monthly Bulletin of Statistics Online presents current economic and social statistics for more than 200 countries and territories of the world. It contains 55 tables, comprising over 100 indicators, of monthly, quarterly and annual data on a variety of subjects illustrating important economic trends and developments, including population, industrial production indices, price indices, employment and earnings, energy, manufacturing, transport, construction, international merchandise trade, finance and national accounts. For more than 80 years, the Monthly Bulletin of Statistics has been published by the United Nations Statistics Division and previously by the League of Nations. The statistics appearing in the Bulletin are obtained by the Statistics Division of the United Nations and the international statistical services from official sources in the countries. International sources for the Bulletin include the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, International Civil Aviation Organization, International Civil Service Commission, International Labour Office and the International Monetary Fund.

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Oxford English Dictionary

 

  

   

 

The OED is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium, an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over 500,000 words.

Oxford Handbooks Online

 

 

 

The Oxford Handbooks Online bring together the world's leading scholars to write review essays that evaluate the current thinking on a field or topic, and make an original argument about the future direction of the debate. The Oxford Handbooks are one of the most successful and cited series within scholarly publishing, containing in-depth, high-level articles by scholars at the top of their field. The 86 Handbooks titles, published in the past six year, that compose three of the Oxford Handbooks online Packages in Literature, Classical Studies and History.

Oxford Reference Online Premium

 

  

   

 

Oxford Reference Online: Premium Collection combines rich and scholarly resources offered by acclaimed titles in the Oxford Companions series with authoritative quick-reference coverage of the full subject spectrum. It also offers excellent functionality, and a wide range of additional material such as maps, illustrations, and timelines.

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Regional Business News 

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This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. Click here for a complete title list.

Research Starters -Business

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Research Starters are study and research guides designed specifically for advanced high school students, college students and selected graduate students. They consist of comprehensive, yet concise topic summary articles of about 3,000 words in length written by researchers, scholars and other subject matter experts.

Research Starters -Education

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Research Starters are study and research guides designed specifically for advanced high school students, college students and selected graduate students. They consist of comprehensive, yet concise topic summary articles of about 3,000 words in length written by researchers, scholars and other subject matter experts.

Research Starters -Sociology

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Research Starters are study and research guides designed specifically for advanced high school students, college students and selected graduate students. They consist of comprehensive, yet concise topic summary articles of about 3,000 words in length written by researchers, scholars and other subject matter experts.

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Database

Description

Sage Journals Online 

 

  

    

 

Sage Journals Online (SJO) provides access to over 560 academic journals in the disciplines of Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, Science, Technology, and Medicine.  Full text PDFs are available from 1999-present, and access to citations is available from 19th century-present.  Note: currently not available off-campus

Shamaa (Free Access)

 

Shamaa (Arab Educational Information Network) is an open access electronic database of literature on education in the Arab countries. It indexes peer-refereed articles, Master thesis and PhD dissertations, books, reports and conference proceedings starting from 2007 in Arabic, English and French languages. The studies include abstracts as well as the full text, whenever available.

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Database

Description

Taylor and Francis (SSH)

 

 

 

 

Taylor and Francis Social Science and Humanities (SSH) Library online journal collection. The SSH Library provides access to journals published by Taylor and Francis, Routledge, and Psychology Press.

Teacher Reference Center

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Teacher Reference Center provides indexing and abstracts for 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators.

U

Database

Description

UNdata (UN)  

 

 

   

 

Statistical resources of the UN System.

V

Database

Description

Vente et Gestion

 

 

 

Vente et Gestion provides full text coverage for French language business journals serving both the academic and the professional researcher. This collection also includes publications covering topics such as accounting & tax, administration, industry & manufacturing, marketing, logistics, technology and others.

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Database

Description

World Bank e-Library

  

 

   

 

World Bank e-Library is an online, fully cross-searchable portal of over 4,000 World Bank documents. The collection consists of over 1,600 World Bank publications and over 2,400 Policy Research Working Papers, plus each new book and paper as they are published.

 

World Development Indicators (WDI) Online (World Bank).

  

 

   

 

WDI Online offers the World Bank's comprehensive database on development data, covering more than 600 indicators, 208 economies, and 18 regional and income groups. The extensive collection of development data includes social, economic, financial, natural  resources, and environmental indicators for more than forty years, 1960 to 2004, where data are available.

 

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