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Academic Complete Ebrary| Usage Help
A growing collection of more than 52,000 titles in all academic subject areas, most published since 2004. NOTE: THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS ARE REQUIRED TO USE THE ADDED FUNCTIONALITY OF THIS DATABASE: Once on the Ebrary website click Sign In link (upper right corner) to utilize the Bookshelf functionality. Also, Ebrary’s Plug-in has to be downloaded by clicking on Ebrary Reader button located by the title.
Academic OneFile (GALE)| Usage Help | Tutorial
User Account Tutorial
Premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects, Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive. Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995.
Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)| Usage Help
Advanced Search Tutorial
Academic Search Premier is the world’s largest scholarly, multi-disciplinary full text database containing full text for nearly 4,500 journals, including more than 3,600 peer-reviewed titles. In addition, this database offers indexing and abstracts for all 8,144 journals in the collection, some dating back to 1965. This scholarly collection offers information in nearly every area of academic study.
ACLS Humanities E-Book Project| Usage Help
Humanities E-Book is a digital collection offered by the American Council of Learned Societies in collaboration with 20 learned societies, over 100 contributing publishers, and librarians at the University of Michigan’s Scholarly Publishing Office. It is an online, fully-searchable collection of over 3,300 high-quality books in the Humanities, including works of major importance that remain vital to both scholars and advanced students.
ArticleFirst (OCLC)| Usage Help
(1990-present; updated daily) Contains abstracts for journals in science, technology, medicine, social science, business, the humanities, and popular culture. More than 27 million records from over 16,000 titles.
Book Review Digest Plus (TRIAL)| Usage Help
Book Review Digest Plus brings together book reviews on a wide range of topics, from a variety of sources. Unlike reviews on book-sale sites and the open Internet, many of the reviews are serious, academic works. This invaluable resource for literary and biographical research is essential for readers’ advisory.
BrowZine| Usage Help - NEW
BrowZine is a tablet application that allows you to browse, read and monitor majority of the Pearson Library's scholarly journals, all from your iPad. Built to accompany your searching needs, items found in BrowZine can easily be synced up with Zotero, Dropbox or several other services to help keep all of your information together in one place. Please note that journals available through BrowZine have a “soft” backfile limit of 2005-Present. If you require older materials, please visit the library website. To learn more, please take a look at this short two minute video: http://thirdiron.com/browzine-ipad-app/video/
Cambridge Journals Online| Usage Help
Cambridge Journals Online is a full text collection of over 250 titles published by Cambridge University Press, covering over 32 subject areas, ranging from Agriculture, Archaeology and Anthropology, Nutrition, to Psychology and Cognitive Science, Religion and Social Studies.
Cambridge Journals Online Mobile| Usage Help
CJO Mobile (CJOm) is an alternative version of Cambridge Journals Online (CJO) that has been optimised for smartphones and other small mobile devices. The design has been streamlined to speed up access and make navigation easier on a small screen. CJOm was developed for the increasing number of the readers accessing from handheld mobile devices with small displays. Users of larger devices, such as netbooks or iPad™, will find they can take advantage of the rich user experience offered by CJO.
Directory of Open Access Journals| Usage Help
Collection of free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals covering all subjects and languages. There are nearly 7,000 journals in the directory, more than 3,100 of which are full-text and searchable at article level.
Dissertations & Theses: Full Text (ProQuest)| Usage Help
With millions of searchable citations spanning 1861 to the present, the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) database is the most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses in the world. Over 2.1 million titles are available for purchase as printed copies. Over 1 million are available in PDF format for immediate free download, and more than 70,000 new PDFs are added to the database each year from 700 academic institutions worldwide.
ebrary Academic Complete| Usage Help
A growing collection of more than 52,000 titles in all academic subject areas, most published since 2004. NOTE: THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS ARE REQUIRED TO USE THE ADDED FUNCTIONALITY OF THIS DATABASE: Once on the Ebrary website click Sign In link (upper right corner) to utilize the Bookshelf functionality. Also, Ebrary’s Plug-in has to be dowloaded by clicking on Ebrary Reader button located by the title.
EBSCOhost Mobile| Usage Help | Tutorial
EBSCOhost's application is tailor-made for the smaller screens of mobile devices, and offers the most important EBSCOhost features and functionality, right in the palm of your hand!
Electronic Collections Online--ECO (OCLC)| Usage Help
(1995 to present; updated daily) Contains abstracts, with selected full text option, to more than 5,000 titles from a growing collection of journals in a variety of subject areas. Includes all of the original content and images of articles.
Films On Demand - Humanities & Social Sciences Video Collection| Usage Help | Tutorial - NEW
Films on Demand, is a resource produced by Films Media Group that streams educational content directly to the web for classroom instruction and research purposes. Pearson Library subscribes to the Humanities & Social Sciences Video Collection with 4,800 full-length videos. Videos from On Demand could be integrated directly into a course website or a course management system and they can be accessed anywhere within our institution's authentication range. If viewed from off-campus users will be prompted to enter a username and password in order to view the embedded video.
Gale Virtual Reference Library (Reference ebooks collection)| Usage Help
This is a database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Search thousands of reference e-books with more than 1.8 million documents. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7. Because each library creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different libraries (your school, your public library, or your office).
Google Scholar| Usage Help
Search for relevant scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations.
History - ProQuest Research Library| Usage Help
Search periodicals on history subjects such as civilizations, historical studies, military history, periods and events, U.S. and world history, and more in this ProQuest Research Library module.
Humanities Full Text - Wilson Web| Usage Help | Tutorial
Full-text Database Tutorial
Contains full text plus abstracts and bibliographic indexing of the most noted scholarly sources in the humanities, as well as numerous lesser-known but important specialized magazines. This database indexes, abstracts and delivers the full text of feature articles, interviews, obituaries, bibliographies, original works of fiction, drama, and poetry, book reviews, and reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, operas, plays, radio and television programs, and more. (Indexing and abstracting from 1984; full-text from 1994.)
Journal Citation Reports: Social Sciences Edition - ISI Web of Knowledge| Usage Help | Tutorial
Journal performance metrics offer a systematic, objective means to critically evaluate the world's leading journals. Delivers quantifiable statistical information based on citation data. Helps determine a publication’s impact and influence in the global research community. Includes data about more than 8,000 journals in science and technology, and over 2,600 social science journals.
JSTOR| Usage Help | Tutorial
How to Search JSTOR
NOTE: YOU MUST SAVE THE ARTICLE BEFORE E-MAILNG IT.
The JSTOR archive presents high-resolution page images for viewing and printing articles in combination with a linked text file for each article that enables full-text searching. The complete archives of more than 1,000 core scholarly journals in the areas of African American studies, anthropology, Asian studies, ecology, economics, education, finance, history, language and literature, mathematics, philosophy, political science, population studies, sociology, and statistics have been digitized starting with the very first issues, many of which date from the 1800's. New titles and fields are being added regularly.
Literati by Credo| Usage Help - NEW
Provides full-text e-reference books available through the Literati collection as well as news, full-text articles, videos, and images available in Pearson Library’s other subscription resources. With Literati Topic Pages, students can find scholarly, authoritative reference information about all major subjects. Tools like the Literati Mind Map help students to navigate from research prompt to A+ research paper. The Literati collection is comprised of everything from subject encyclopedias to primary source materials, including the handbooks of research and dictionaries found in between. The dynamic tables and high quality multimedia found in this authoritative, citable content engages users while providing them with the context that they’ll need to continue their research in your library’s subject-specific resources.
netLibrary (now EBSCOhost eBook Collection)| Usage Help | Tutorial
Searching for eBooks
netLibrary eBooks collection is now avalable via EBSCOhost platform. Check Usage Help link above for detailed tutorials on how to find and download eBooks. This collection contains recent eBooks on a variety of subjects. It includes some books in the public domain that have been made available to all subscribing institutions.
Old Testament Abstracts| Usage Help | Tutorial
Old Testament Abstracts Online is a product of a partnership between ATLA and the Catholic Biblical Association. The database features indexing and abstracts for journal articles, monographs, multi-author works, and software related to Old Testament studies. Topics covered include antiquities, archaeology, biblical theology, philology and much more.
OmniFile Full Text Mega (Wilson)| Usage Help | Tutorial
The database contains a wealth of essential material for learning and detailed research in a single, easily-searched database. With the full text of articles from over 2,500 publications, and indexing and abstracts from nearly 3,600 publications, this database provides invaluable support for research in all core undergraduate subjects and for cross-disciplinary work.
Oxford Journals Online - SCELC| Usage Help
Oxford Journals Online is a collection of 238 academic and research journals covering a broad range of subject areas (including the Humanities, Social Sciences, Life Sciences, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, Medicine and Law), two-thirds of which are published in collaboration with learned societies and other international organizations.
Oxford Reference Online (ORO)| Usage Help | Tutorial
New User Tour
With more than 220 subject dictionaries and reference titles offer quick reference answers in the areas of language, general reference, humanities and social science, business and professional, and science, technology and medicine. ORO brings them all into a single cross-searchable resource.
Oxford Scholarship Online (OSO)| Usage Help | Tutorial
Oxford Scholarship Online is a cross-searchable library containing the full text of 4,689 Oxford books in the areas of Economics and Finance, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, and 14 other subject areas. Specially-commissioned abstracts and keywords are available at book and chapter level, and at least 500 new and recently-published books are added each year.
Philosopher's Index (ProQuest)| Usage Help
The Philosopher's Index is a current, comprehensive, index offering informative, author-driven abstracts covering scholarly research in all areas of philosophy. Coverage going back to 1940 includes journal articles, books, book chapters and book reviews. 3500 records are added quarterly from sources including over 550 journals.
Project Muse| Usage Help
(1993-present) Project MUSE is a unique collaboration between libraries and publishers providing 100% full-text, user-friendly online access to more than 213,000 articles in 490 high quality humanities, arts, and social sciences journals from 133 scholarly publishers.
ProQuest (click here to search ALL modules)| Usage Help | Tutorial
Quick Start Reference Overview
Search all available ProQuest databases, including National Newspapers Core, ProQuest Historical Newspapers, ProQuest Religion, ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, ProQuest Research Library, Nursing and Allied Health Care, and a slew of additional databases in key disciplines. Includes the L. A. Times.
ResearchNow| Usage Help
ResearchNow is a database of scholarly information drawing its content from the roster of peer-reviewed, Berkeley Electronic Press journals and all working papers, preprints and other “grey literature” content from institutional repositories hosted by bepress that have opted for inclusion, as well as subject-matter repository materials from the bepress Legal Repository and COBRA: Collection of Biostatistics Research Archive. ResearchNow also includes an XML gateway (see below) to expose indexed content to federated search engines. Readers can browse ResearchNow by subject area, or set up tailored email notifications of newly posted content.
SAGE Premier| Usage Help
The SAGE Premier package includes leading international peer-reviewed titles, including high-impact research journals published on behalf of over 245 scholarly and professional societies. SAGE journals cover a wide range of subject areas, including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, and medicine. SAGE Premier includes access to 550+ SAGE journal titles, comprising over 264,000+ full-text articles.
SAGE Reference Online| Usage Help
Provides access to ten excellent reference titles. The selected subject encyclopedias are indexed and searchable and include all tables, charts and images from the print editions. Subjects include anthropology, children and the media, counseling, educational leadership, environment and society, geography, green energy, play in society, psychological assessment, and sports medicine.
SCOPUS| Usage Help | Tutorial
SCOPUS is an abstract and indexing database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources which includes 45.5 million records, 70% with abstracts, from over 19,000 journals, many with full-text links. Perform literature searches and keep current with what is going on within your area of interest. This database includes the ability to search for authors and citations as well as patents and web resources.
Social Sciences Full Text (Wilson)| Usage Help | Tutorial
Social Sciences Full Text™ provides access to a wide assortment of the most important English-language social science journals. Social Sciences Full Text™ includes full text of articles from some 215 journals dating as far back as 1995
SpringerLink (Formerly Kluwer Online)| Usage Help
Full-text SpringerLink provides instant access to one of the most respected and expanding collections of scholarly and scientific writing available today. The SpringerLink Journals offer access to 2,638 peer-reviewed journals and 47,441 books, articles indexed by ISI/links from Web of Science, CSA and other databases, and additional features such as Articles in Advance and enhanced searching capabilities.
Taylor & Francis Arts & Humanities Journals| Usage Help | Tutorial - NEW
A comprehensive list of journals across the Arts & Humanities spectrum. Features 147 peer-reviewed journals including some of the most prestigious titles in the fields of History, Literature, Language and Linguistics, Music, Philosophy, Religion, Theatre and, Performance Studies, Visual Arts.
Web of Science: Arts & Humanities Citation Index| Usage Help - NEW
Arts & Humanities Citation Citation Index (through Web of Science) is a multidisciplinary index to the journal literature of the arts and humanities. Deliveres essential information from more than 1.700 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals. Provides faculty and students with quick and powerful access to the bibliographic and citation information for journal articles in the arts & humanities they need to find research data, analyze trends, journals, and researchers, and share their findings. Coverage of current information and retrospective data from 1993 to the present.
WilsonWeb Mobile| Usage Help
WilsonWeb Mobile provides “anytime, anywhere” access to WilsonWeb databases, marrying the versatile searching, trusted information, and practical tools for which WilsonWeb is renowned with smart-phone convenience. WilsonWeb Mobile tools such as the ReadSpeaker text-to-speech converter, emailing of results, library co-branding and more multiply the benefits of having WilsonWeb as near as your cell phone.
From Electronic Journals
Ethics: An International Journal of Social, Political, and Legal Philosophy
Founded in 1890, Ethics publishes scholarly work in moral, political, and legal philosophy from a variety of intellectual perspectives, including social and political theory, law, and economics. In addition to major articles, Ethics also publishes review essays, discussion articles, and book notes.
International Commentary on Evidence
International Commentary on Evidence is a peer-reviewed journal on evidence law and theory. Its purpose is to promote scholarly communication about the law of evidence without regard to political or academic boundaries. Each article addresses evidentiary issues of interest in more than one jurisdiction, and, frequently, in disciplines such as economics, psychology, philosophy and history. ICE's electronic format provides a forum for exchange of views in a manner that is relatively new for an academic journal. Electronic publication permits ICE to publish peer-reviewed articles on current topics within weeks of submission. Readers who wish to publish responses to articles on ICE can do so equally quickly, with an opportunity for rejoinders from authors. ICE thus aims to serve as a resource for those interested in the latest academic commentary on specific evidentiary issues and a platform for those who wish to engage in an exchange of views on these issues.
Journal of Academic Librarianship
The Journal of Academic Librarianship, an international and refereed journal, publishes articles that focus on problems and issues germane to college and university libraries. JAL provides a forum for authors to present research findings and, where applicable, their practical applications and significance; analyze policies, practices, issues, and trends; speculate about the future of academic librarianship; present analytical bibliographic essays and philosophical treatises. JAL also brings to the attention of its readers information about hundreds of new and recently published books in library and information science, management, scholarly communication, and higher education. JAL, in addition, covers management and discipline-based software and information policy developments.
Journal of Religious Ethics
Founded in 1973, the Journal of Religious Ethics is committed to publishing the very best scholarship in religious ethics, to fostering new work in neglected areas, and to stimulating exchange on significant issues. Emphasizing comparative religious ethics, foundational conceptual and methodological issues in religious ethics, and historical studies of influential figures and texts, each issue contains independent essays, commissioned articles, and a book review essay, as well as a Letters, Notes, and Comments section. Published primarily for scholars working in ethics, religious studies, history of religions, and theology, the journal is also of interest to scholars working in related fields such as philosophy, history, social and political theory, and literary studies.