Friday, September 21st, 2018

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ABI/INFORM Collection provides information on company and market research: company profiles; annual, industry, market & commodity reports. Also includes current business & economic conditions, management techniques & corporate strategies.    Some Full Text  Images     ProQuest

Academic Search Elite contains full text for more than 2,100 journals, Nearly 150 journals have PDF images dating back to 1985. Academic institutions worldwide depend on this database as their core resource of scholarly information.  This link opens in a new tab.  Some Full Text   Images   Padlock  EBSCOHost

American Civil War Reference Library offers comprehensive and wide ranging research options on this compelling era of American history. Material in each of the three titles has been reviewed by an independent advisory board for its curriculum relevance and its accessibility to students in grades 6-12.  This link opens in a new tab.   Some Full Text   Images   Padlock  Gale

Arkansas Historical Quarterly is a Cumulative Index to the Arkansas Historical Quarterly that covers 1942-2000 (volumes 1-59). Full Text   Images   Open Access

Countries and Their Cultures compares each country’s shared values, behaviors and cultural variations — from foods and rituals to pastimes and arts.  This link opens in a new tab.   Some Full Text   Images   Padlock  Gale

CREDO Reference is a general reference solution that allows users to conduct thoroughly detailed searches in a range of multifaceted ways. Its full-text, aggregated content covers every major subject from the world’s best publishers of reference.  This link opens in a new tab.   Full Text   Images      CredoReference

Criminal Justice is a comprehensive database supporting research on crime, its causes and impacts, legal and social implications, as well as litigation and crime trends. As well as U.S. and international scholarly journals, it includes correctional and law enforcement trade publications, crime reports, crime blogs and other material relevant for researchers or those preparing for careers in criminal justice, law enforcement and related fields. It provides access to: ProQuest Criminal Justice and ProQuest Deep Indexing: Criminal Justice. This link opens in a new tab.  Some Full Text   Images     ProQuest

CultureGrams combines unlimited printing rights and anytime access to the World, Kids, States, and Provinces editions, photo and slideshow galleries, videos, interviews, recipes, famous people biographies, and graphs and tables. The engaging, colorful interface is fun and easy to navigate, whether users are reading reports, exploring maps and flags, or using the convenient search feature.  This link opens in a new tab.  Full Text  Film  Images     ProQuest

  • World Edition provides cultural reports for more than 200 countries each include 25 categories such as land and climate, history, personal appearance, greetings, dating and marriage, family, diet, housing, holidays, economy, education, and health. Perfect for junior high and high school students.
  • State Edition colorful and easy-to-read state reports help upper elementary-aged students understand the diversity and history of each U.S. State and the District of Columbia. Reports includes maps, flags, symbols, and timelines, plus sections on history, economy, geography, population and more.
  • Kids Edition provides access to more than 100 country reports and teaches upper elementary-aged children more about the world around them. Each report includes up-to-date, engaging cultural information, complete with images, historical timeline, fun facts, and sections on history, population, “life as a kid,” and more.
  • Provinces Edition contains kid-friendly reports on all 13 Canadian provinces and territories. Reports include images, maps, charts, data tables, and fun facts, plus sections on the environment, culture, government, first inhabitants, and more.
  • Early Civilizations in the Americas Reference Library provides a comprehensive overview of the history of the regions of the American continents in which two of the world’s first civilizations developed: Mesoamerica and the Andes Mountains region of South America. This link opens in a new tab.   Full Text   Images   Padlock  Gale

    eBook Academic Collection contains a growing collection of over 160,000 multidisciplinary eBook titles from a wide variety of subject areas, including Art, History, Mathematics, Psychology, Philosophy, and Business. This link opens in a new tab.   Full Text   Images   Padlock  EBSCOHost

    eBook Collectioncontains approximately 30,000 multidisciplinary eBook titles. This link opens in a new tab.   Full Text   Images  Padlock  EBSCOHost

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    Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture (EOA) is a state encyclopedia established by the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies at the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS). This link opens in a new tab.  Full Text   Images   Film  Audio  Open Access

    Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol and Addictive Behavior, 3rd ed updates and expands upon the award-winning second edition of this set, addressing social, medical, legal, and political issues related to substance use and addictive behavior. New essays report on contemporary socio-political topics such as the role of drugs and alcohol in the media, the prevalence of drugs in the international sports and fashion industries, the relationship between drug trafficking and terrorism, and the impact of the Internet on drug and alcohol use. The third edition also expands international coverage of historical and modern perspectives on drug, alcohol, and tobacco use in more than 30 countries and regions, including the Caribbean, the Middle East, and China. Many of the 545 topical entries are enhanced by statistical charts, graphs, tables, and photographs. This link opens in a new tab.   Some Full Text   Images   Padlock  Gale

    Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy examines the philosophical and ethical issues underlying contemporary and historical environmental issues, policies, and debates. More than 300 peer-reviewed articles cover concepts, institutions, topics, events and people, including global warming, animal rights, environmental movements, alternative energy, green chemistry, industrial ecology, and eco-sabotage. This link opens in a new tab.   Some Full Text   Images   Padlock  Gale

    Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity spans the globe to explain the issues behind crimes against humanity and human rights issues as they relate to individual countries and the world at large. It traces the history of events that qualify as genocide and crimes against humanity, profiles perpetrators and heroes, and explains international laws and law proceedings aimed at ending genocide and crimes against humanity. It also delves into depictions and manifestations of the phenomenon, such as propaganda, sociological and philosophical explanations, literature and film. This link opens in a new tab.   Some Full Text   Images   PadlockGale

    Encyclopedia of India is a single, authoritative source for information on India, which holds a prominent place in current events and is home to a fifth of the world’s population and the largest democracy in the world. This 4-volume set encompasses the history, cultures, geography and religions of India from ancient times to the present day.
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    Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World looks at Islam’s role in the modern world, doing so in the context of the religion’s history and development over the last 13 centuries. Containing thematic articles, biographies of key figures, definitions, illustrations, maps and more, this new encyclopedia fills a need in this key area of religious studies. This link opens in a new tab.   Some Full Text   Images   Padlock   Gale

    Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture is a new edition that adds nearly 600 entirely new topics, replaces some 150 obsolete entries, and provides substantial revisions to hundreds more. Every one of the 5,700+ entries has been reviewed for currency of content and bibliography. An entirely new illustration program features over 100 full-color photographs in addition to hundreds in black-and-white. National statistics have been conveniently tabulated for every one of Latin America’s 37 countries. New content addresses research on prehistoric environments and cultures, U.S. Haitian interventions, the consequences of NAFTA and increased Mexican immigration, the troubled aftermaths of Pinochet’s Chile and Fujimori’s Peru, truth and reconciliation commissions, and the still-contested legacy of the Mexico City massacre of 1968.

    New leaders like Brazil’s Lula da Silva and Venezuela’s Hugo Chávez are profiled along with hundreds of other rising figures in politics, letters, and the arts. Newly commissioned master essays synthesize current knowledge on such major regional themes as Democracy in the Americas, Hemispheric Affairs, and the Hispanic Impact on the U.S. Includes full index and table of biographical subjects by profession. This link opens in a new tab.   Some Full Text   Images   PadlockGale

    Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa reflects the far-reaching changes the Middle East has undergone in recent years, making it more relevant and more necessary than ever before. Much has changed in the past eight years, and the need for information generated by the events of September 11, 2001, and the military action in Afghanistan and Iraq makes this unbiased revision essential. The set covers the modern history of the Middle East and North Africa, with major sections on Colonialism and Imperialism, the World Wars, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the United Nations involvement in the region. Each country in the region is reviewed, detailing its population, economy and government. With 3,000 nonpartisan articles written by specialists in anthropology, history, political science, religion and social sciences, this four-volume set is an indispensable tool in understanding the region’s people, places, events and ideas. This link opens in a new tab.   Some Full Text   Images   PadlockGale

    Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics both the professional ethics of science and technology, and the ethical and political issues raised by science and technology in an increasingly complex and global society. This broad coverage supports the numerous courses in applied and professional ethics and policy related to the practice of science and technology in education. Additionally, it provides a practical introduction to useful knowledge and ideas for both professionals and general readers. The Encyclopedia embodies a historically and culturally inclusive approach, with entries on specific religions, linguistic and cultural perspectives, and philosophical positions.
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    Ethnic NewsWatch provides access to journals, magazines, and newspapers from ethnic and minority presses. The current collection, Ethnic NewsWatch™, covers 1990-present, and the historical collection, Ethnic NewsWatch: A History™, spans 1959-1989. Ethnicities include: African American/Caribbean/African; Arab/Middle Eastern; Asian/Pacific Islander; European/Eastern European; Hispanic; Jewish; Native People.  This link opens in a new tab.  Some Full Text   Images     ProQuest

    European Views of the Americas: 1493-1750> is a free historical archive and comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750 from European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed In Europe Relating to the Americas, 1493-1750This link opens in a new tab.   Open Access   Some Full Text

    Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.  This link opens in a new tab.   Some Full Text   Images   PadlockEBSCOHost

    Gale Virtual Reference Library provides full-text access to 12 eBook Reference Sets: African-American Years, American Civil War Reference Library; Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Popular Musicians Since 1990; Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World;Encyclopedia of Science, Technology and Ethics; Fashion, Costume, and Culture; Great Depression and the New Deal Reference Library; Middle East Conflict Reference Library; Presidents: A Reference History; Real-Life Math; Reconstruction Era Reference Library; and UXL American Decades.  This link opens in a new tab.   Some Full Text   Images  Padlock   Gale

    General Reference Center database integrates a variety of sources in one easy-to-use interface. Use General Reference Center to find articles from magazines, reference books, and newspapers, many with full-text and images. Find articles on current events, popular culture, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more.  This link opens in a new tab.   Some Full Text   Images   Padlock   Gale

    Global Road Warrior includes country facts, climate, society and business culture, demographics, money and banking, travel essentials, recipes, points of interest, security briefing, medical, transportation, communications, embassies and consulates for 175 countries. It is an ultimate business travel guide that includes information on business etiquette and basic help with learning foreign languages (with audio files). Students of international business, history, geography, social sciences, languages and health care will especially find this database helpful.
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    Great Depression and the New Deal Reference Library examines the causes of the collapse; the impact of unemployment and under-employment; the sinking confidence of people throughout the world; the disorder in Germany after World War I that led to the rise of Adolf Hitler; and many other dimensions of this global calamity. Special attention is paid to the New Deal, Franklin D. Roosevelt’s domestic reform program.  This link opens in a new tab.   Some Full Text   Images   Padlock  Gale

    HeritageQuest is a source for finding out more about your family’s history, the history of a local region, and genealogy research. It provides access to U.S. census records, books, periodicals, Revolutionary War service records, and Freedman’s Bank depositor records.  This link opens in a new tab.  Some Full Text   Images      ProQuest

    History Reference Center offers full text from more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover to cover full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals, nearly 57,000 historical documents, more than 78,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 113,000 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.  This link opens in a new tab.  Some Full Text  Film  Images   Padlock   EBSCOHost

    Making of America by Cornell University Library is a joint project of Cornell University and the University of Michigan to provide a digital library of primary sources of American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction with more than 900,000 pages currently scanned. This link opens in a new tab.  Full Text  Primary Sources   Open Access   Cornell University and the University of Michigan

    Map Collection The Perry-Castaneda Map Collection at the University of Texas at Austin, includes world, continent, country, state, city, historic, thematic, and topographic maps. This link opens in a new tab.  Images  Open Access   University of Texas

    Middle East Conflict Reference Library provides a comprehensive and objective overview of the people, events, and documents that are key to understanding the complex relationships of the countries and cultures of the Middle East. We have fully updated each of the three components (Almanac, Biography, and Primary Sources), as well as expanded the coverage of the set to include such topics as the flowering of the “Arab Spring.”  This link opens in a new tab.  Some Full Text  Primary Sources  Images   Padlock   Gale

    Political Science gives users access to hundreds of leading political science and international relations journals, providing full-text of many core titles indexed in Worldwide Political Science Abstracts. In addition, over a thousand recent full-text doctoral dissertations on political science topics are included, together with working papers, conference proceedings, country profiles, political news and other sources. Coverage: 1985 – current.
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    Presidents: A Reference History has been revised and updated to include the second term of the Clinton administration, as well as the first year of George W. Bush’s presidency. Each president and his administration is thoroughly profiled by a distinguished senior scholar. More than 100 black and white photos and two color-insert sections illustrate the work, which also features a new history of the White House and a general introduction to the presidency by Editor in Chief Henry Graff.  This link opens in a new tab.  Some Full Text  Images   Padlock   Gale

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    Psychology Journals provides abstracts and indexing for more than 640 titles, with over 540 titles available in full text. Many titles are indexed in PsycINFO. Coverage ranges from behavioral, clinical, cognitive, developmental, experimental, industrial and social psychology, along with personality, psychobiology and psychometrics.
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    Real-Life Math helps students better-understand commonly studied math concepts by illustrating their use in everyday life. Everyday tasks — such as buying insurance, constructing a budget, reading graphs, adjusting cooking recipes or planning for retirement — are designed to support the modern mathematics curriculum and contain examples related to the global economy.  
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    Reconstruction Era Reference Library provides targeted information on post-Civil War America, from the end of the war in 1865 to the Compromise of 1877.  This link opens in a new tab.  Full Text  Images  Padlock   Gale

    Social Science Journals offers indexing and full text for hundreds of academic journals, providing extensive coverage across a wide range of social science disciplines including anthropology, criminology, economics, education, political science, psychology, social work and sociology.   This link opens in a new tab.  Full Text  Images      ProQuest

    Sociology covers the international literature of sociology and social work, including culture and social structure, history and theory of sociology, social psychology, substance abuse and addiction and more. This collection provides full-text coverage of many core titles included in Sociological Abstracts and Social Services Abstracts.
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    Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy is a freely-accessible online encyclopedia of philosophy maintained by Stanford University. This link opens in a new tab.  Full Text  Open Access

    UXL American Decades covers 20th-century events and social history beginning in 1900 and ending in 1999, written expressly for middle school students. Chapters begin with a chronology of world events and a general overview of the decade. Chapters include the topics: Topics in the News, Headline Makers and Further Reading. Within each topic, alphabetically arranged entries discuss historically important events, issues, definitions of difficult concepts or terms, and other interesting trivia and sideline stories.   This link opens in a new tab.  Full Text  Images   Padlock   EBSCOHost

    World Book Academic is the premier resource for students and researchers at the university level with comprehensive reference tool that includes encyclopedia, multimedia, e-book, and primary source databases, fully integrated in a single search. It is optimized for tablets. See this 6-min YouTube video by the Reference and Information Services Division (RISD) of the Ohio Library Council for a basic introduction, or this 4-min YouTube video about WB Academic ebooks.  This link opens in a new tab.  Full Text  Primary Sources   Film   Images   

    World Book Advanced is a reference tool for 8th grade and up that includes encyclopedia, multimedia, e-books, and primary source databases, fully integrated in a single search World Book Advanced is a powerful reference tool that includes encyclopedia, multimedia, e-book, and primary source databases, fully integrated in a single search.
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    World Book Complete goes to all Traveler World Book databases for selection.   This link opens in a new tab.   Full Text  Primary Sources  Images     World Book

    World Book Discover provides reference resources for students reading below grade level because of language or learning difficulties, with content and tools specifically developed for these students.   This link opens in a new tab.   Full Text  Images    World Book

    World Book Early World of Learning provides three interactive learning environments for preschoolers and children in early grades. “Trek’s Travels” offers narrated stories, interactive games, and original videos that teach early childhood themes, including numbers, shapes, colors, opposites, and more. “Welcome to Reading” develops and strengthen phonics, vocabulary, phonemic awareness, and comprehension skills. “Know It” offers a richly visual first encyclopedia. This link opens in a new tab.   Full Text  Film  Images   

    World Book eLibrary is a collection of 25 classics and 25 proprietary World Book non-fiction titles. Desktop computer and tablet users may access the site via browser or checkout for offline. Simultaneous checkout makes eBooks available for an unlimited number of users.   This link opens in a new tab.   Full Text    World Book

    World Book Kids is a general reference Web site developed especially for young students with easy-to-read articles, thousands of illustrations, videos, comparison tools, and a wealth of engaging games and activities, including an atlas, interactive maps, flags, and over 200 game and activities. Video tutorials are provided by World Book. 
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    World Book Online Info Finder is a resource for elementary & middle school students looking for help with their homework and research projects. This includes over 40,000 encyclopedia and reference articles, over 10,000 biographies, an atlas, interactive maps, outline maps, science projects and more. For more information, view this Ten Minute Tutor from the State Library of Ohio.   This link opens in a new tab.   Full Text  Film  Images    World Book

    World Book Online Reference Center is a customizable interface tailored to the needs and skills of the public library users, high school age & above, providing a reference tool that has an encyclopedia, multimedia, e-book, and primary source databases in a fully integrated a single search.   This link opens in a new tab.   Full Text  Primary Sources  Film  Images    World Book

    World Book Student is a research tool tailored for students in elementary & middle schools with over 40,000 encyclopedia and reference articles, 10,000 + biographies, multimedia, videos, animations and student activities.
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    World Book Timelines is a resource for accessing or creating timelines for projects in the arts, literature, notable people, science & technology, world history, geography and more. Users can select a built timeline and make changes or create new timelines.   This link opens in a new tab.   Full Text  Primary Sources  Film  Images    World Book

    World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. Its Reference tab includes: regional and world maps, flags of the world, a guide to country profiles and comparisons, and the World Factbook Users Guide. 
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