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ACLS Humanities E-Books
Grolier Online Passport
JSTOR (language & literature)
Literature Resource Center
Morningstar Investment Research Center
NetLibrary via EBSCOhost
Rehabilitation Reference Center
ACLS is an online collection of roughly 2,200 electronic titles in the Humanities field. Fields for area studies include Jewish Studies, Women’s Studies, Native Peoples of the Americas, and more. Historical studies include, but are not limited to, Eastern European/Russian, The Middle East, African, Asian. Some of the general studies include Religion, Sociology, Film and Media, and Political Science.
Country Watch provides political, economic, investment, social, and environmental information about countries of the world. Each country’s entire report is available in a downloadable PDF form.
Credo is a digital reference service which enables users to find authoritative information quickly. Credo provides access to hundreds of reference works, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, and image collections over a broad range of subjects. A user can enter his or her search terms immediately, or he or she look over the collection by clicking “Find a Book” and then browsing by subject or item title.
Ebrary offers over 70,000 online full-text books and other documents from over 220 leading academic, trade and professional publishers. The subject areas covered include Social and Behavioral Sciences, Health, Biomedical and Clinical Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Education, Humanities, History, Business, Physical Sciences, Economics, as well as Computers and Information Technology.
EBSCOhost provides access to databases including Academic Search Elite, Business Source Elite, CINAHL, Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition, ERIC, PsychINFO, and many more. Most of the databases can be searched simultaneously or individually. Full-text articles are offered in both PDF and HTML format on thousands of titles. Other titles have been indexed to provide article citations.
Encyclopedia Britannica is a collection of authoritative reference items, including the updated 32 volume Britannica set, thousands of video and audio clips, and articles from over 700 journals and magazines. Britannica Online also has The World Atlas and World Data Analyst, a program featuring current and historical statistics on 217 countries of the world. Other content areas include Gateway to the Classics, as well as Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, Collegiate Thesaurus, and their Dictionary of Quotations.
An industry style business database, Hoover’s First Research provides users with up-to-date industry intelligence data. Over 900 industries are included in this database. Industry profiles are summarized including critical industry statistics, challenges, opportunities, issues and changes. Call Prep Sheets, State and Province Profiles, and an Industry Prospector tool are also offered to locate or rank industry drivers and key economic metrics.
Gale Databases provide access to multiple databases including Academic OneFile, Health Reference Center Academic, Business and Company Resource Center, Business and Company ASAP, the Twayne Authors Series – Twayne World, English, and US Authors, New York State Newspapers, and Custom Newspapers, a collection of over 900 national and international newspapers.
There are also subject specific collections for criminal justice, computers (news, reviews, and product introductions), environmental studies, and psychology.
Grolier is provided by the New York State Library and is designed for the K-12 audience. It features content from the Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, and The New Book of Knowledge.
Hoovers business database offers information on 85 million individuals and 65 million private and public companies from over 900 global industries. The database also contains business news compiled from over 3,000 sources. A directory is also offered to locate contact information for potential employers, partners and clients. You can also use Hoover’s to analyze industry trends or compare companies within or across industries.
JSTOR’s collection is made up of 79 titles which span the literary cultures of many different countries. Contained within are articles in several languages, including English, Arabic, Italian, and German. It includes such well-known journal titles as PMLA (Publications of
the Modern Language Association), Comparative Literature, Twentieth Century Literature, American Literature, and more.
LexisNexis includes three main areas:
1. Business information: This section includes U.S. and international companies’ financial news, market research, industry reports and SEC filings.
2. Legal information: Highlights include the decisions for the U.S. Supreme Court (with Shepard’s citations), U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. District Court. Law review articles, legal news, federal laws and regulations, and state codes are also available.
3. News: Over 350 newspapers from the United States and around the world are represented in this database (non-English languages include Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Dutch), as well as 300 magazines and journals. It also includes TV and radio broadcast transcripts.
Literature Resource Center includes full-text articles from over 360 academic journals and literary magazines, as well as book reviews, biographical essays on more than 130,000 authors, the full-text of thousands of short stories and poems, overview essays on thousands of books and literary topics, and links to selected author websites, pictures, and audio interviews.
Morningstar Investment Research Center covers 24,000 funds and 10,000 stocks, 850 reports on ETF’s, 2000 stock analyst reports and 2000 fund analyst reports. It also includes a Portfolio X-Ray, a comprehensive Help and Education Center and other screening tools.
NetAnatomy is an online resource designed to teach human anatomy to students in the health professions. Images and information are offered in three areas: Gross Anatomy, Cross Sectional Anatomy, and Radiographic Anatomy. It also serves as a place to review anatomy after an individual’s exposure to the subject.
NetLibrary (via EBSCOhost) is a collection of approximately 200 digital scholarly e-books available electronically. Subjects include mathematics, business, history, allied health, nursing, social sciences, education, and science.
ProQuest provides access to multiple databases; examples include ABI/INFORM for the business field, ProQuest Newspapers, and ProQuest Health Management. It also includes collections in psychology, social science, education, and reference. By default, all databases are searched simultaneously.
PubMed Central is the U.S. National Institute of Health’s free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature. All articles are full-text.
RefWorks is a bibliographic management tool which helps users manage research, writing, and collaboration. It helps build the reference list or works cited page and allows one to store one’s research (including full-text articles) on RefWorks servers, so that it can be viewed and printed from any computer with internet access. First time users must create a free personal RefWorks account.
Rehabilitation Reference Center is a clinical reference tool useful for OT/PT/AT/Nursing students and faculty. Under the diseases and conditions area, there is information regarding causes, risk factors, parts of the body affected, assessment, care plans, therapeutic exercises, and other similar pieces of information. There is also a drugs tab, for information about a particular drug, as well as a patient education section which provides handouts in both English and Spanish regarding diseases and conditions, which you can brand with your or your clinic’s contact information and then print to hand to the patient. There are also exercises images and practice resources sections.
Serial Solutions is used when a person has a full citation for specific journal article (including the journal name, volume, and issue number). This database will tell you if we have electronic access to that journal, which database(s) have access to it electronically, and for what years. Serial Solutions can also be used to see which electronic journals we have access to in a desired subject area, or to look at medical subject headings (MeSH).