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  • 19th Century British Library Newspapers parts 1 & 2 - Contains full runs of influential national and regional newspapers representing different political and cultural segments of the 19th century British society.
  • 19th Century UK Periodicals (Gale) - Like the British Library newspapers project and 19th Century U.S. Newspapers this collection covers the period 1800 to 1900. When complete it will make available full runs of nearly 600 titles, some of which exist only in a single copy.


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  • A to Z Maps Online - The world's largest subscription-based database of proprietary, royalty-free world, continent, country, and state maps. Included in the 4,000+ maps are: political maps, physical maps, outline maps, population maps, precipitation maps, climate maps, and other thematic maps. Updated monthly.
  • ABI/INFORM Business Databases (ProQuest) - Nearly 1800 business periodicals with access to information on 60,000+ companies.
  • Academic Search Premier (Ebsco) - Provides full text for nearly 4,600 publications, including nearly 3,500 (scholarly) peer-reviewed journals.
  • Academic Video Online - Search American History, Art & Architecture, Business & Economics, Counseling & Therapy, Dance, Ethnic Studies, Ethnography, Health & Society, Opera, Philosophy & Religious Studies, Psychology, Science, Theatre, Women's & Gender Studies, World History, and World Languages & Literature in Video.
  • Access World News Research Collection (NewsBank) - Search state, national & international articles on issues, events, people, government and more with the world's largest collection of full-text newspapers, blogs, journals, newswires, videos and other sources including the Idaho Statesman and USA Today. Also includes Access Business News, Access International News, Access Military, Government, and Defense, Access Newswires & Transcripts, and Acceda Noticias.
  • ACLS Humanities E-Book Project - The ACLS Humanities E-Book Project is an online, fully searchable collection of nearly 2,000 high-quality books in history and the humanities, recommended and reviewed by historians.
  • ACM Digital Library - Database of the Association of Computing Machinery consists of full text, citation, and abstract journals, magazine, and conference reports from 1966 to present.
  • Adobe Digital Editions - This tutorial will explain how to download and use Adobe Digital Editions to check out and read PDF versions of books.
  • Advertising Age - News in the field of advertising. Includes ad reviews.
  • African American Music Reference - African American Music Reference offers the first comprehensive coverage of blues, jazz, spirituals, civil rights songs, slave songs, minstrels, rhythm and blues, gospel, and other forms of black American musical expression.
  • Agricola - Database of citations to the agricultural literature created by the National Agricultural Library. Covers materials in all formats, including printed works from the 15th century.
  • Agricola (EBSCO) - Agricola contains bibliographic records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library. Coverage dates back to 1970 and includes >4.1 million citations. The citations are comprised of journal articles, monographs, theses, patents, software, audiovisual materials & technical reports related to agriculture.
  • AHFS Consumer Medication Information - A trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information, available in both English and Spanish. Includes “How To” monographs for administering different types of medications.
  • ALT HealthWatch - This alternative health database provides full text for >140 publications, including full text for many peer-reviewed journals, dating back to 1990.
  • America: History And Life - Periodical index of U.S. and Canadian history.
  • American Ancestors - NOTE: ONLY AVAILABLE IN THE MCKAY LIBRARY. Genealogy information from the New England Historic Genealogical Society, founded 1845.
  • American Chemical Society (ACS) Journals - Full-text access to all ACS journals online.
  • American Civil War Research Database - Online resource for researching the individuals, regiments, and battles of the American Civil War. Contains information on >4 million soldiers and thousands of battles, with 15,000 photographs.
  • American FactFinder - Population, housing, economic and geographic data.
  • American Film Scripts Online - Contains 135 scripts by 201 writers together with detailed, fielded information on the scenes, characters and people related to the scripts.
  • American Geophysical Union journals - Full-text access to all AGU journals.
  • American History in Video - The largest & richest collection of video available online for the study of American history. Allows students & researchers to analyze historical events & the presentation of historical events over time, through commercial & governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage & important documentaries. This release includes over 3146 titles, equaling approximately 765 hours.
  • American Journal of Recreation Therapy - Sounding board for academics and practitioners using recreational interventions to improve functioning of individuals with illness or disabling condition.
  • American Periodical Series - Periodicals published between 1740 and 1940, including special interest and general magazines, literary and professional journals, children's and women's magazines and many other historically-significant periodicals.
  • Ancestry.com - NOT AVAILABLE OFF CAMPUS. Works best with Internet Explorer. The leading resource for pursuing family history research online. Access to hundreds of millions of fully searchable individual records, including all available US Census records (1790–1930).
  • Annual Reviews - Scholarly review articles in the fields of biological and medical sciences, physical sciences, and social sciences.
  • AP Images - Formerly AP Photo Archive. Images are licensed for student and faculty research only!
  • Art Index (Art Full-Text) - Abstracts and full text from English-language periodicals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins, as well as journals published in several foreign languages.
  • Art Museum Image Gallery - Art images and related multimedia gathered from distinguished museums around the world. Cultures and time periods represented range from contemporary art, Native American and Inuit art, to ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian works, along with Japanese and Chinese works.
  • ARTstor Digital Library - The collection currently contains 1.4 million images. The Charter Collection documents artistic traditions across many times and cultures and embraces architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, and design and other forms of visual culture.
  • ATLA Religion Database (EBSCO) - Covers topics such as biblical studies, world religions, church history & religion in social issues. The definitive index for religious and theological literature. Contains >1.5 million bibliographic records from 1940 to present.
  • Audio Drama: The L.A. Theatre Works Collection - More than 300 important dramatic works in streaming audio from the curated archive of the nation’s premiere radio theatre company. The plays - which include some of the most significant dramatic literature of the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries - are performed by leading actors from around the world and recorded specifically for online listening.
  • Auto Repair Reference Center - Chilton repair manuals back to 1954.


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  • BestPlaces - Data about people and places, along with rating information.
  • Bible in English (990-1970) - Full text of 20 versions of the Bible, including the Geneva, Great, Wesley, Wycliffe, King James, Webster, West Saxon and Tyndale Bibles, including all prefatory matter, notes, running heads and glossaries.
  • Biblical Archaeology Review and online archive - Full text of "Biblical Archaeology Review" (1975-), "Bible Review" (1985-) and "Archaeology Odyssey" (1998-), plus 5 books published by the Biblical Archaeology Society.
  • Biography Reference Center (EBSCO) - More than 461,000 full-text biographies, including the complete full-text run of Biography Today and Biography, as well as thousands of narrative biographies that are not available in other databases.
  • BioOne - Full-text peer-reviewed online journals in the biosciences.
  • BizMiner - Industry financial analysis and market research.
  • Black Drama - 1850 to present - Contains approx. 1200 plays by 201 playwrights, with detailed information on related productions, theaters, production companies, & more.
  • Black Women Writers - Fiction, nonfiction and poetry by women from North America, Africa & the Caribbean. It will also present essays by scholars and feminists about the history of feminism and genre studies in these regions.
  • Book Review Digest Retrospective - Coverage: 1905-1982. Provides excerpts from, and citations to, reviews of adult and juvenile fiction and non-fiction in the English language.
  • British & Irish Women's Letters & Diaries - Largest collection of British and Irish women's diaries and correspondence ever assembled. Spanning more than 300 years, it will bring the personal experiences of more than 1,000 women to researchers, students, and general readers.
  • Building Green - The leading authoritative online resource for reliable content on sustainable design strategies, green building materials, and case studies of high performance buildings.
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics - The Bureau of Labor Statistics is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics.
  • Business Owners Tool Kit - Total know-how for small business
  • Business Source Premier (EBSCO) - The industry’s most used business research database, with full text for >2,300 journals. This database provides full text back to 1886, and searchable cited references back to 1998.
  • Business, Economics & Linguistics e-books (Blackwell) - Reference e-books in the fields of: Anthropology, Business & Management, Economics, Geography, History, Linguistics, and Psychology.
  • Butterflies of North America - Online database of butterflies of North America


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  • CAB Direct - 1990+ Includes CAB Abstracts and Global Health databases. Indexes agricultural, biological, veterinary medicine & human nutrition information from journals, books, reports, theses, conference proceedings, patents.
  • CAMIO - Digitized images of 115,000 works of art from around the world.
  • Camtasia - How-To Video 1 - The first of two, this training video will explain how to use Camtasia Studio 6 to record your desktop and voice for powerful video presentations and tutorials.
  • Camtasia - How-To Video 2 - The second of two, this training video will explain how to use Camtasia Studio 6 to edit a previously made Camtasia Video file for presentation and tutorial purposes.
  • Camtasia - How-To Video 3 - A training video for Employees at the Library. This tutorial teaches how one can upload a video made with Camtasia Studio 6 to the Library Database.
  • Chicago Tribune - Historical Issues (ProQuest) - (1849-1986) Full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. Issues from 1985 to today are in the Access World News database.
  • Children's Literature Comprehensive Database - More than 900,000 catalog records for child-focused media and 130,000+ critical reviews of thousands of children's books.
  • Christian Science Monitor - Historical Issues (ProQuest) - (1908-1994) Full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. Issues from 1995 to today are in the Academic Search Premier database.
  • CIA World Factbook - Country information divided into the following areas: Introduction, geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, transnational issues.
  • CINAHL (Ebsco) - Abstracts from 1200+ journals in nursing and allied health disciplines. Includes Pre-CINAHL
  • Cinema Image Gallery - Containing >150,00 superior-quality images, Cinema Image Gallery is a vital tool for research into the history of movie and television images. It includes still images, links to film reviews and other articles about titles, links to biographies of the stars of film and TV, portrait photography and more. Works are licensed for non-commercial educational use only.
  • Civil War Research Database (Accessible Archives) - Primary source. Contains major articles from The New York Herald, The Charleston Mercury and the Richmond Enquirer, published between November 1, 1860 and April 15, 1865. Includes descriptive news articles, eye-witness accounts and official reports of battles and events, editorials, advertisements and biographies.
  • Classical Singer Magazine Online - Find Jobs. Find Opportunities. Find Communities. Resources for the Classical Singer
  • ComDis Dome (Communication Science & Disorders) - Material in books, journals, dissertations, and websites covering all aspects of speech-language pathology and audiology.
  • Computer Source (Ebsco) - Computer Source provides researchers with the latest information and current trends in high technology. This database offers full text for more than 300 publications and indexing and abstracts for nearly 450 publications.
  • Conditions and Politics in Occupied Western Europe, 1940-1945 - Original British Foreign Office documents from the National Archives of the UK, representing the majority of Britain's information flow from occupied territories in Europe, and from Germany itself after the cessation of normal peacetime diplomatic channels. Resistance, economic and social conditions and intelligence operations are all reported through telegrams, letters, coded messages and reports.
  • Congressional Publications, 1789 - Present (ProQuest) - ProQuest Congressional offers access to congressional publications dealing with the wide variety of topics addressed by Congress. Includes testimony, debate and background reports.
  • Counseling and Therapy in Video - The largest and richest online collection of video available for the study of social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling—400 hours and >330 videos on completion. Transcripts synchronized to video can be searched and video clips can be created.
  • CQ Researcher Plus Archives - 1923-present. CQ Researcher reports on a current social issue each week. Reports provide: background information, important points to consider, charts & graphs, a source list for further reading. Frequently covered topics include public policy, public opinion, economics, education, environment, government & law.
  • CQ Weekly - 1983-present. CQ Weekly reports on the activities of the United States Congress. Each issue provides announcements of upcoming Congressional events as well as a summary of the previous week's news, including the status of bills, committee and floor activity, debates and roll-call votes.
  • CRC Handbook of Chemistry & Physics - Online access to the most accurate, reliable, and current resource available for chemical data.
  • CultureGrams Online - Extensive cultural reports for 190+ countries, states and provinces. Each report includes information about the country & its climate, people, customs & courtesies, lifestyle & society. There are World, Kids, State and Provincial editions.


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  • Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete - More than 16,000 biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of the world's most influential literary figures from all eras and genres. DLB Complete Online includes the DLB main series, the DLB Documentary Series, and the DLB Yearbook Series.
  • Digital Dissertations and Theses (ProQuest) - With more than 1.6 million entries, this database is the single, authoritative source for information about doctoral dissertations and master's theses.


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  • Early English Books Online (EEBO) - Page images of 125,000 titles published between 1475-1700, representing nearly every work published in English during that time. EEBO includes publications in all subjects: literature, religion, government, medicine, science, and music. EEBO provides the facsimile of each work, so researchers can study these publications as they appeared.
  • Ebrary e-books - Over 75,000 recent, downloadable e-books in every field. Adobe Digital Editions software may be required for downloads.
  • EBSCO Databases (all) - Search all EBSCO databases simultaneously.
  • EBSCO eBook Collection (was NetLibrary) - Over 20,000 titles useful for undergraduate research needs, as well as thousands of literature and history classics.
  • EBSCO ebook History TRIAL - Designed to meet the world history content needs of students in their research, featuring 9,000 titles across a broad range of subjects, including: History of the World, Medieval History, Law in History, History of Philosophy, Art History, History of Technology & Engineering, History of Business & Economics, History of Religion, History of the Military.
  • eClipsNet Digital Database - Business clips from Cornell University.
  • EconLit with Full Text - EconLit with Full Text contains all of the content available in EconLit, plus full text for >400 publications including titles from the American Economic Association (all with no embargo), such as: American Economic Review, Journal of Economic Literature, and Journal of Economic Perspectives. This database also contains many non-English full-text journals in economics & finance.
  • Education - Primary (Searchasaurus) - EBSCO database for Elementary Education children includes Middle School island.
  • Education - Secondary - EBSCO databases for Secondary Education
  • Education - Teachers - EBSCO Education databases designed for teachers.
  • Education in Video (ASP) - 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 give education faculty, education students, and in-service teachers a single source for the best research-based professional development video content available.
  • Education Index Retrospective: 1929-1983 - A vast record of important education literature , with indexing of more than 800 periodicals and yearbooks. Find information on societal trends affecting education, for example segregation, multiculturalism, feminism, economic developments, and more.
  • Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) - ECCO contains English-language and foreign-language titles published in the UK between 1701 and 1800, plus thousands of important works from the Americas. 150,000 printed works (33 million pages) covering the American Revolution, the French Revolution, and the Industrial Revolution.
  • Eighteenth Century Journals Portal - Rare journals printed between c1685 & 1815, illuminating all aspects of eighteenth-century social, political & literary life. Topics include: the writings of Sir Isaac Newton; the French Revolution; reviews of literature and fashion throughout Europe; political debates; and coffee house gossip and discussion.
  • Elsevier Journals (Science Direct) - Over 620 full-text research journals from Elsevier. The years for which full-text is available will vary for each journal.
  • ERIC (EBSCO) - EBSCO interface for the ERIC education database, with more than 100,000 full-text documents.
  • Ethnic Newswatch (ProQuest) - A comprehensive full text database of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority, and native press.


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  • Factiva - A global news & business information service that combines Dow Jones Interactive & Reuters Business Briefing. It includes business newswires, The Wall Street Journal, and hundreds of foreign language news sources.
  • Films on Demand - A state-of-the-art streaming video platform that makes it easy to incorporate educational programs from Films Media Group into your content management systems, online lesson plans, distance learning courseware, or electronic card catalog system.
  • FindLaw - Find legal professionals, expert witnesses, lawyers,Supreme Court decisions since 1893.
  • Fold3 (was Footnote) - United States Military records; non-military resources include: city directories, naturalizations, vital records, Native American records.
  • Foreign Office Files for China - The complete British Foreign Office Files dealing with China, Hong Kong and Taiwan from 1949 to 1980.
  • FRANCIS - FRANCIS covers multilingual, multidisciplinary information in the humanities (67%), social sciences (30%) & economics (3%). FRANCIS is strong in religion, the history of art, psychology & literature, with emphasis on current trends in European & world literature. Coverage: 1984-present.
  • Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia - Provides the full-text of over 25,000 encyclopedic entries searchable by subject or keywords. Updated annually.


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  • Gale Virtual Reference Library - More than 2,600 reference e-books in Arts, Biography, Business, Education, Environment, History, Law, Literature, Medicine, Multicultural Studies, Nation & World, Religion, Science, Social Science.
  • Gale's Literature Resource Center - Biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of >120,000 authors from every age and literary discipline. Scribner Writer's Series includes signed essays on >1,600 authors and literary genres from Scribner print series. Twayne World, US, and English Authors contain the full text of 600 Literary Masters books on individual World, US, or English authors.
  • Gartner Research - Market research, consulting and measurement in the field of information technology.
  • GenderWatch (ProQuest) - A full text database of unique publications that focus on gender issues, dating back to 1970.
  • GeoRef (Ebsco) - (1785-present) A comprehensive geosciences database containing over 3 million bibliographic records to the geoscience literature of the world. Subjects include: environmental & engineering geology, hydrology, economic geology, geophysics, petrology, paleontology, marine geology & oceanography, and mineralogy.
  • Glassdoor - A comprehensive career resource with information on 70,000+ companies. Glassdoor includes salary and bonuses and details for specific jobs at specific companies, as well as actual interview questions and hiring process details. Also included are reviews written by employees that highlight the pro’s and con’s of working for a particular employer. View Glassdoor promotional video tutorial.
  • Global Issues in Context (Gale) - Offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. It features hundreds of issue and country portals that bring together sources for analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, and cultural issues. Each gateway page includes reference, periodical, primary source and statistical information. Contains rich multimedia, including podcasts, video, and interactive graphs.
  • Global Road Warrior - A country by country guide specifically designed for those engaged in international trade & business travel. It includes points of interest, climate, electrical and Internet information, etc.
  • Google Scholar - Use Google's scholarly search engine to explore and locate literature across the web. Results are pulled from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites, and include articles, theses, books, etc.
  • GospeLink.com - NO OFF-SITE ACCESS! You must register to create a free account. LDS reference library with full-text searching of scriptures, church books and periodicals. Register now
  • GospeLink.com Registration Site - You MUST use this site to create a free account before using the GospeLink.com site.
  • GreenFILE (EBSCO) - A bibliographic database of information about environmental concerns. It indexes scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports. It offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the environment. Drawing on the connection between the environment and disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology, GreenFILE serves as an informative resource for anyone concerned about the issues facing our planet.
  • GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy and Natural Resources) - Offers authoritative content on green technologies. Primary areas of focus include Agriculture, Law & Politics, Economics & Trade, Pollution, Energy, Resource Management, Environment & Ecology, Science & Technology, and Social Factors.
  • Grove Music Online (Now called Oxford Music Online) - Oxford Music Online include all the former Grove publications along with The Oxford Companion to Music and The Oxford Dictionary of Music.


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  • Health Source - Consumer Edition - This database is the richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide, providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.
  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition - Provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition also features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.
  • Heritage Quest (UMI) - Assembles every extant U.S. federal census, banking and military records, genealogies, local histories, primary source materials, and genealogical and local history serials.
  • Historical Abstracts - Guide to the history of the world (except North America) from 1450 to the present.
  • Historical Newspapers (ProQuest) - Search several historical newspapers at one time, including Chicago Tribune (1849-1987), Christian Science Monitor (1908-1997), Hartford Courant (1764-1985), Los Angeles Times (1881-1987), New York Times (1851-2007)and Wall Street Journal (1889-1993).
  • History of Science, Technology and Medicine (FirstSearch) - Integrates four bibliographies: the Isis Current Bibliography of the History of Science, the Current Bibliography in the History of Technology, the Bibliografia Italiana di Storia della Scienza and the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Updated quarterly. Covers 1975-present.
  • Hoover's Online - Includes company overview, history, products/operations on more than 18,500 public and private U.S. companies and international companies. Covers major industry trends, industry links, and IPO information.
  • Human Development Reports - Statistics and information showing the human development index for nations of the world.
  • Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective: 1907-1984 (Wilson) - Indexing of nearly 1,200 periodicals, as far back as 1907. Citations to more than 1,300,000 articles, including over 240,000 book reviews.


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  • IBISWorld - IBISWorld provides independent, consistent, comprehensive, accurate and up to date research on over 700 industries and a host of other business factors.
  • IEEE Xplore Digital Library (IEL) - 1988+ Full-text access to all IEEE journals, conferences and standards, representing almost a third of the world's current electrical engineering and computer science literature.
  • Illustrated Civil War Newspapers and Magazines - Contains 65,000 pages drawn from 49 periodicals, including 15 campaign newspapers Covers 3,720 issues published from 1860 to 1865 & originally printed in 16 different cities.
  • Image Quest (Britannica) - More than two million images from Britannica Image Quest. All images are rights-cleared for non-commercial, educational use.
  • Images of America: A History of American Life in Images and Texts - A unique resource cultivated from Arcadia Publishing's award-winning series of local history books. It will include over 1 million historical images and texts, celebrating the places and faces that give America its spirit and life. All of the images and texts have been indexed, enabling users to explore the depth of a town's history or to compare the histories of various towns, cultures, ethnic groups, architectural features, and more.
  • Images of the American Civil War: Photographs, Poster and Ephemera - Thousands of dramatic images from the fields of battle, politics, and general society allow students and researchers to experience the events, both monumental and mundane, of the war that tested and defined the core meaning of America. The database holds >1400 images & will contain 75,000 when complete.
  • Index to Printed Music - IPM is the only online resource for finding individual pieces of music printed in standard scholarly editions, with over 307,000 index records of individual music works.
  • International Index to Music Periodicals Full Text - IIMP Full Text draws its current content from more than 370 international music periodicals from over 20 countries with over 60 Full Text titles.
  • iPOLL Databank (Roper Center) - The Roper Center iPOLL is a compilation of over 500,000 questions from public opinion polls on a broad range of topics. Questions can be searched by keyword, topic, date or source. Only polls of the United States population at the national level are included.
  • Iraq, 1914-1974: The Middle East Online - An essential contemporary resource for the understanding of modern Iraq, this online archive of primary source documents delivers first-hand government records covering the period from the dismantling of the Ottoman Empire, the creation of the new state, up to the rise of Saddam Hussein in 1974. Major strategic issues and policy-making statements are set out in their full context, revealing the internal workings of the Mandate administration, international relations and treaties, the importance of oil, and all matters of local and regional importance.


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  • Job & Career Accelerator - An online resource to help you explore different occupations and to find jobs in your field. It also includes tools to help you with resumes, cover letters and interviews. You will need to create a login if you do not already have one.
  • Journal of Visualized Experiments (joVE) - JoVE is a video journal for biological, medical, chemical and physical research indexed in PubMed. PLEASE NOTE: We only have access to the General, Bioengineering and Neuroscience modules.
  • JSTOR - Back issues of over 1,000 scholarly, peer-reviewed journals. Coverage is from the first issue to 3-5 years prior to the current year.


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  • Learn a Language.com - Hundreds of free language-learning lessons, games, and activities: Spanish, Italian, French, German, Chinese, Russian, Japanese.
  • Learning Express - Contains software tutorials (Microsoft & Adobe, plus Windows and Mac OS); occupation practice tests (such as Praxis I and II Early Children, El Ed and Middle School); admission and placement exams (ACT, SAT, etc.); and skills improvement courses (math, reading, writing, resume writing). You will need to create an account to access full content.
  • Leisure and Tourism (CABI) - Covers all aspects of leisure, hospitality, recreation, sport, tourism and the cultural industries.
  • Lexis Nexis Academic Universe - News, business, legal, medical, and reference information.
  • Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (CSA) - Abstracts of the international literature in linguistics and related disciplines. Covers all aspects of the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Coverage: 1973+


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  • Magill On Literature (Ebsco) - MagillOnLiterature Plus combines MagillOnLiterature and MagillOnAuthors. This database includes all the literary works, reviewed critical analyses and brief plot summaries that are included in MagillOnLiterature, as well as all the biographies and author essays included in MagillOnAuthors.
  • Mango Languages - Learn a language online! Currently has 9 "complete" languages (Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, German, Russian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Greek), 15 ESL versions (including Spanish, Portuguese, Polish) and 37 "basic" languages, including Pirate!
  • MAS Ultra School edition (Ebsco) - Designed specifically for high school libraries, provides full text from over 515 popular general interest and current events publications covering general reference, health, science, and other areas.
  • MasterFile Premier (Ebsco) - Designed specifically for public libraries, provides full text for nearly 2,000 general periodicals covering a broad range of disciplines including general reference, business, education, health, general science, multi-cultural issues and much more
  • McKay Library Online Catalog - Books, Videos, CD's and other library owned materials.
  • Medici tv - Medici.tv offers over 700 programs available on streaming VOD with an unlimited access to the films as long and as often as you wish.
  • Medieval Travel Writing - Manuscripts of some of the most important works of European travel writing from the later medieval period. The chief focus is on journeys to central Asia and the Far East, including accounts of travel to Mongolia, Persia, India, China and South-East Asia.
  • MEDLINE (EBSCO) - Provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more.
  • Military & Government Collection (EBSCO) - Current news pertaining to all branches of the military & government. Provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals & periodicals; indexing & abstracts for nearly 400 titles.
  • Mintel Market Research Reports - US market reports (each user must create an individual account with Mintel).
  • MLA Directory of Periodicals - The MLA Directory of Periodicals offers detailed information on over 5,500 journals, with 4,400 currently indexed in the International Bibliography. The detailed entries include editorial contact information, as well as frequency, circulation, subscription prices and submission guidelines.


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  • National Geographic - Resource for scientific discovery, photography, travel, exploration, maps, news, live webcams and educational tools.
  • National Geographic Magazine Archive - Featuring the complete archive of the magazine to the mid-1990s, National Geographic Magazine Archive, includes every page and every photograph, all fully searchable through an intuitive interface. With standard library features and functionality common to all Gale Digital Archives, National Geographic Magazine Archive is a powerful tool for finding and reading through the 100+ years of impactful articles found in this archive.
  • National Institutes of Health - Cancer, Mental Health, Neurological Disorders,
  • Naxos Digital Sheet Music - Sheet music that can be downloaded and printed from 40,000 editions of classical music and jazz. Requires the download of a separate Solero viewer. Provided by FreeHandMusic.com.
  • Naxos Video Library - The world's leading Performing Arts DVD distributor brings you an extensive streaming video library of classical music performances, opera, ballet, live concerts and documentaries. Watch the world's greatest opera houses, ballet companies, orchestras and artists perform on demand!
  • NBC Learn - Higher Ed - NBC News has made thousands of videos, historic newsreels, primary source documents, photographs and more available. These include Historic Film and Video Clips from the earliest days of film and television news to the latest current events, and Primary Source Documents which contain hundreds of historic documents, newspaper articles, letters and more.
  • NBC Learn - K12 edition - Similar content as the Higher Ed edition, but focused on the K-12 level, many with lesson plans.
  • Net Advantage - A comprehensive source of business and investment information, offering on-line access to popular Standard & Poor’s research products.
  • NetAdvantage - A comprehensive source of business and investment information, offering on-line access to popular Standard & Poor’s research products.
  • New York Times - Historical Issues (ProQuest) - Full-text access to all issues 1851-2001. Issues from 1980 to today are in the Newsstand (ProQuest) database.
  • NewsBank (Access World News) - Full-text articles from 4,700+ domestic and international newspapers including the Idaho Statesman, Financial Times (London) and USA Today. Also includes Access Business News, Access International News, Access Military, Government, and Defense, Access Newswires & Transcripts, and Acceda Noticias.
  • Newspaper ARCHIVE - NOTE: Wait for the banner to finish loading before searching. Digital images of historic newspapers from 1700 to 2006 from the U.S. and 9 other countries. Over 70 million searchable pages from 4000+ papers, including 16 newspapers in Idaho.
  • Newspaper Source (Ebsco) - Full-text access to more than 240 US and international newspapers, including the (London) Times from 1985.
  • NewspaperDirect PressDisplay - Full-page digital images of >1000 newspapers and magazines from 82 countries, in 39 languages. Shows issues from the last 60 days.
  • Newsstand (ProQuest) - Full text of over 1300 newspapers, news websites and blogs from leading publishers throughout the world. The database includes backfile for most newspapers, providing access to articles, columns, editorials, obituaries and features published in each paper. Major newspapers include the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, The Guardian and many others.
  • Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers (Gale) - Digital facsimile images of both full pages and clipped articles for hundreds of 19th century U.S. newspapers. For each issue, the newspaper is captured from cover-to-cover, providing access to every article, advertisement and illustration.
  • Nixon Years, 1969-1974 - These files enable researchers to assess, from a British, European and Commonwealth perspective, Nixon's handling of numerous Cold War crises, his administration's notable achievements, as well as his increasingly controversial activities and unorthodox use of executive powers culminating in Watergate and resignation.
  • Nursing Databases (EBSCO) - Health Source: Nursing/Acad; Medline; CINAHL
  • Nursing Education in Video (Alexander Street Press) - All of the videos in the collection have been created with the guidance of the Medcom-Trainex advisory board, and are regularly reviewed for accuracy, currency, and compliance with US Federal regulations from agencies such as OSHA and CMS.


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  • OCLC WorldCat - Access to 1.3 billion items in more than 10,000 libraries worldwide
  • Omega Sources (formerly Original Sources) - A compilation of thousands of historical sources, including original documents, eyewitness accounts, and classical historical accounts. Materials are arranged in 8 major categories: World History; U.S. History; Science and Mathematics; Social Science; Literature; Political Science and Law; Language; Philosophy & Religion.
  • OmniFile - Full-text articles from ~3,100 publications across all core subjects, including: Applied Sciences, Art, Education, Humanities, Law, Social Sciences and Technology.
  • Opera in Video - 250 of the most important opera performances, captured on video through staged productions, interviews, and documentaries.
  • Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center - Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center draws on the acclaimed social issues series published by Greenhaven Press, as well as core reference content from other Gale and Macmillan Reference USA sources to provide a complete one-stop source for information on social issues.
  • OverDrive ebooks and audiobooks - OverDrive is a digital distributor of eBooks, audiobooks, and other digital content. OverDrive currently hosts more than 500,000 premium digital titles from more than 1,000 publishers, including Random House, HarperCollins, BBC Audiobooks America, Harlequin, and Bloomsbury. Many titles are compatible with e-readers and Apple devices, including iPods. Please note: Only titles that are compatible with your device will be shown.
  • Oxford Biblical Studies Online - A comprehensive resource for the study of the Bible and biblical history. Includes a large number of Bible translations and commentaries. Also includes the Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Oxford Companion to the Bible, and a wealth of other Oxford references. Research is enhanced by timelines, tables and charts, Internet resources and a Bible Verse Look-up feature.
  • Oxford Scholarship Online - Scholarly e-books from Oxford Press. NOTE: We currently have access to selected titles only in these areas: Economics, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion.


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  • Philosopher's Index - A bibliographic database with abstracts covering scholarly research in all areas of philosophy going back to 1940.
  • Physical Education Index - These abstracts feature content ranging from physical education curricula, to sports medicine, to dance. Health education and physical therapy are also covered.
  • Post War Europe: Refugees, Exile and Resettlement, 1945-1950 - Essential primary sources for the study and understanding of the challenges facing the European peoples in the aftermath of World War II. This online archive covers the politics and administration of the refugee crisis in Europe after World War II as well as the day-to-day survival of the refugees themselves. From The National Archives of the UK, and The Wiener Library, London.
  • PrivCo - The Private Company Financial Data Authority - PrivCo is the premiere source for business and financial data on major, non-publicly traded corporations, including family owned, private equity owned, venture backed, and international unlisted companies.
  • Project Gutenberg - Free E-books divided into 3 categories. Light literature; such as Alice in Wonderland. Heavy Literature; such as the Bible or other religious documents, Shakespeare, Moby Dick, Paradise Lost, etc. References; such as Roget's Thesaurus, almanacs, and a set of encyclopedia, dictionaries.
  • ProQuest Direct - Search several dozen ProQuest indexes to research and newspaper articles from 4,000+ periodicals. This link searches Research Library, ABI/Inform, Dissertations & Theses, ProQuest Newspapers, and many more.
  • PsycINFO (Ebsco) - Coverage, which spans from 1887 to present, includes international material selected from more than 1,700 periodicals in over 35 languages. More than 60,000 records are added each year. It also includes information about the psychological aspects of related disciplines such as medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linguistics, anthropology, business and law.


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  • Qwest Dex™ - Residential, business, government, and toll-free numbers


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  • RefWorks bibliographic management service - Click on "Sign Up for an Individual Account." Enter the appropriate information and click on "Register."
  • Regional Business News (Ebsco) - 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.
  • Religion and Philosophy Collection (Ebsco) - Religion and Philosophy Collection and ATLA Religion database
  • Research Library (ProQuest) - Database includes coverage of a broad range of research subjects.
  • RILM Abstracts of Music Literature - (1967-present) The world's largest, continuously updated bibliography of music literature providing broad international coverage including records in over 202 languages from 5,200 journals.
  • Routledge Encylopedia of Philosophy - This encyclopedia includes articles on major philosophers of all periods. This electronic version includes updated articles from modern scholars and updates on the most current philosophical thinking. Content is updated with changes in the field.


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  • SAGE Full-Text Online Journals - Full-text access to 480+ journals in Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, Technology and Medicine from SAGE Publications.
  • Science Online (AAAS) - (1997-current) Full-text access to the world-class research journal "Science" directly from the publisher.
  • SciFinder Scholar (CAS) - The CAS databases provide access to: >23 million single- and multi-step reactions; >2 billion predicted property values; >4 million experimental properties; the CAS REGISTRY database with >53 million substances; all relevant patent records from 9 of the major patent offices; sequences combined from CAS and GenBank databases.
  • Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives 1960 - 1974 - Contains diaries, letters, autobiographies and other memoirs, written and oral histories, manifestos, government documents, memorabilia, and scholarly commentary. Currently has 35,000 pages; will expand to 150,000 pages of material at completion. NOTE: Some content might be offensive.
  • Slavery and Anti-Slavery - A four-part collection devoted to the transatlantic history of slavery. It includes books, manuscripts, court records, and serials. The first part documents the debates surrounding slavery and its abolition in the U.S. but also in the UK and other European countries, the Caribbean, Latin America, and Africa.
  • Smithsonian - Today, the Smithsonian is not only the world’s largest provider of museum experiences supported by authoritative scholarship in science, history, and the arts, but also an international leader in scientific research and exploration.
  • Smithsonian Global Sound - Virtual encyclopedia of the world's musical and aural traditions. The collection provides educators, students, and interested listeners with an unprecedented variety of online resources that support the creation, continuity, and preservation of diverse musical forms.
  • Social Theory (Alexander St. Press) - Documents that explore the complexities and interpret the nature of social behavior and organization. Currently features >122,000 pages of content by major theorists.
  • SpringerLink - (Journals 1997+; E-books 2006-2010.) Online access to 1,300 Science, Technology & Medicine journals, 12,000 e-books (2005+), & the entire Springer Protocols collection (20,000).
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States & the World (ProQuest) - 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. For the Stats of the World, click the "Related Subscriptions" box found at the top of the United States webpage.
  • Statistical Abstracts of the U.S. - A collection of statistics on social and economic conditions in the United States. Selected international data are also included.


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  • Tell Me More Language Learning - Currently offers English (ESL/ESOL), Spanish, French, German, Italian, Dutch and Chinese(new!). Focuses on all major areas of language learning (speaking, comprehension, reading, and writing). Benefit from 37 different types of exercises to learn reading, writing, listening, speaking, and culture.
  • TERC (Testing & Education Reference Center) - Database of colleges, scholarships, and test preparation materials, including GED, SAT, ACT, GRE, MCAT, TOEFL, etc.
  • Testaments to the Holocaust (Gale) - Electronic holdings of the Wiener Library in London, England. The collection includes Nazi propaganda materials; Hitler Youth materials; pamphlets, books; and a rare encyclopedia of anti-Semitism. The core of the collection is 1,200 eyewitness accounts dealing with the pogrom of 1938 through the scope of the Holocaust. Also included are photographic materials.
  • Theatre in Video - Contains more than 250 definitive performances of the world's leading plays, plus more than 100 film documentaries, online in streaming video.
  • Thomas Register - The most comprehensive online resource for finding companies and products manufactured in North America where you can place orders online, view and download millions of computer Aided Design (CAD) drawings, view thousands of online company catalogs and websites.


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  • U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs 1832-1978 (Gale) - Contains nearly 11 million pages of records and briefs brought before the U.S. Supreme Court. A primary source tool for the study of all aspects of American history & the U.S. judicial system.
  • UpToDate - UpToDate is an evidence-based clinical information resource. It covers over 9,000 topics across 19 medical specialties and includes more than 23,000 graphics, 125 medical calculators, links to Medline abstracts, over 328,000 references and a drug database.


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  • Victorian Popular Culture - An essential resource for the study of popular entertainment in the 19th & early 20th centuries. Includes spiritualism, sensation, magic, circuses, sideshows, freaks, music hall, theatre, and popular entertainment.
  • Vocational and Career Collection (Ebsco) - Databases designed for vocational and technical libraries servicing high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and the general public. This collection provides full text coverage for nearly 340 trade and industry-related periodicals.
  • Vogue archive (1892-present) - The full contents of Vogue magazine (US edition). Every page, advertisement, cover and fold-out has been included, with rich indexing enabling you to find images by garment type, designer and brand names.


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  • Wall Street Journal - Historical Issues (ProQuest) - (1889-1990) Offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. Issues from 1984 to today are in the Newsstand (ProQuest) database.
  • Wall Street Journal Resources (all) - Includes links to sign-up and access the full digital WSJ as well as links to search articles published historically.
  • Web of Knowledge (ISI) - The ISI Web of Knowledge is a very selective index to literature in Science, Social Science and Art & Humanities. It also shows the number of times articles have been cited by other researchers.
  • Wiley Online Library (was Interscience Journals) - Access: Current titles only; no backfiles. Content from >2,500 journals, books, reference works, databases, lab manuals & The Cochrane Library of Medicine. Topics include: Business, Finance, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Science, Education, Engineering, Law, Life & Medical Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics, Physics, Psychology.
  • Women and Social Movements in the United States 1600-2000 - 52 document projects, 30 lesson plans & questions, 18,500 full text documents on women and social movements in the US
  • World and I - A comprehensive academic resource covering Global Studies, Liberal Arts, Fine & Applied Arts, General Science, and Spanish.
  • World Book Online - Contains >25,000 articles, >10,000 pictures & maps, 10,000 video & sound clips, linked articles to periodicals, & 140,000 editor-approved web sites.
  • World Development Indicators (WDI) - The World Bank WDI includes more than 800 indicators for 152 countries and regional income groups, with basic indicators for an additional 62 countries. Includes data from the current social indicators of development, world debt tables, and trends in developing economies.
  • World History Collection (EBSCO) - Includes history from Africa, Asia, North & South America, Europe & the Middle East. Contains nearly 200 full-text titles, covering a wide range of historical topics including anthropology, art, culture, economics, government, heritage, military, politics, regional issues, sociology and more.
  • World Religions Online (Facts on File) - Covers all the basic information on the beliefs, practices, and history of each major world religion, including important spiritual leaders, main holy days and festivals, key topics and terms, and sacred texts. Includes Christianity, Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Shinto, African and Native American beliefs.
  • WorldCat - WorldCat is the largest library network in the world. Search many libraries for an item and then locate it in a library nearby. Find books, music, and videos, digital items and research information.
  • WorldCat (OCLC) - Access to 1.3 billion items in more than 10,000 libraries worldwide
  • Worldwide Political Science Abstracts - Provides citations, abstracts, and indexing of the international serials literature in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, and public administration/policy.


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  • Yellowstone Science - A quarterly publication devoted to Yellowstone's natural and cultural resources.


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  • Zoological Record (ISI) - Covers all aspects of modern animal research from 1978 to the present.