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Oxford Reference Online (access until September 13) -- for access, please contact the Library Director. Please provide feedback of pros, cons, etc. to the Library Director.

 

 

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Academic Search Elite

An EBSCOHost database of scholarly information. Academic Search Elite contains full text for more than 3,700 abstracted and indexed journals. The datbase has coverage in the sciences, medicine, literature, politics, history, art, education, and many more. Nearly 2,100 full-text journals have PDF images dating back to 1985. The database includes PDF images for the great majority of journals; many of these PDFs are native (searchable) or scanned-in-color. -- EBSCOhost Website

 

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African American Experience An authoritative research tool for African American history and culture. It contains primary documents (slave narratives, speeches, court cases, quotations, advertisements, statistics, and more) as well as thesis-driven, peer-reviewed scholarly essays and has 1,500 photographs, maps, and other images Tutorial
AHFS Consumer Medication Information

An EBSCHost database that is a trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information. It is written in lay language for consumers. AHFS, which stands for American Hospital Formulary Service®, is published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Updated monthly.

 

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American Indian Experience An in-depth historical account and cultural information database about the indigenous peoples of North America from precontact to the colonial era into the 21st century, and from the Inuit of Alaska to the Seminole of Florida Content includes hundreds of primary documents and media, including treaties, speeches, and captivity narratives as well as traditional storytelling, a wealth of maps, photographs, and video Tutorial -- start watching at 47 seconds
Arkansas State Library

The Arkansas State Library serves as a resource for state government, for public libraries and for all Arkansas citizens. We offer a wide range of services with an overall mission to provide all Arkansans with access to information.

 

 
Britannica Online Academic Britannica Online consists of a fully searchable and browsable collection of authoritative references, including Britannica's latest article database, hundreds of articles not found in the print Britannica, Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary (Tenth Edition), the Britannica Book of the Year, and thousands of links to other World Wide Web sites selected by Britannica editors. The online version of Britannica Online is continuously updated and enhanced on a daily basis with new articles, revisions, and related Internet sites. Tutorial
Business Source Elite

An EBSCOHost database providing full text coverage for more than 1,100 scholarly business, management and economics journals, including nearly 500 peer-reviewed publications. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for nearly 1,800 journals. Business Source Elite contains full text from the world’s top management and marketing journals including Business Week, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, California Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Industrial & Labor Relations Review, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Marketing Management, Journal of Marketing Research (JMR), Journal of Marketing, Journal of International Marketing, etc. This database includes full text (PDF) coverage dating back as far as 1985. See the company profiles section for (Marketline Company Profiles) of the world’s 10,000 largest companies (includes SWOT analysis for many companies). This database is updated daily on EBSCO host. -- EBSCOHost website

 

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Clinton School of Public Service Speaker Series The Clinton School hosts free public programs, guest lectures and community conversations featuring internationally-prominent leaders and timely topics. This series not only enhances the education of Clinton School students, but also provides a venue for the public to engage in intellectual discussions on the issues of the day. The lecture series features a diverse array of programs ranging from senators, congressman, cabinet officials and ambassadors to renowned academics, corporate CEOs, philanthropists, authors and journalists. The school also screens documentary films and hosts book signings featuring authors from all genres.  
Computer Database Gale's Computer Database is a one-stop reference resource for up-to-date information on the world of technology. With Gale's Computer Database, researchers can instantly access hundreds of today’s most well-read and influential periodicals in a single search. Featuring coverage from 1980 to the present, Gale's Computer Database is a good source for research on trends and innovations in the ever-changing world of technology. Tutorial -- start watching at 1:31
Consumer Health Complete Reference Center

This EBSCOHost database is the single most comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support patients' information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. CHC provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. This full-text database covers topics such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs and alcohol, fitness, nutrition and dietetics, children's health, men and women's health, etc. CHC offers a unique search interface designed to call attention to the full-text content available from many important source-types, and provide an intuitive means for searching this specific information. -- EBSCOHost website

 

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Criminal Justice Collection Covers criminal justice topics and is part of the larger Academic Onefile database. Searchable by keyword, entire document, subjects, abstracts, author, brand name, company name, person name, place name, document title, etc. Coverage: 1980 to present day. Includes articles in magazines, journals, news sources, and books.  
Credo Reference

Credo Reference is a vast, online reference library, providing access to the full text of hundreds of highly regarded and popular titles. Credo's huge library of over three million entries is made easily accessible in engaging and entertaining ways -- the concept map for visual learners, dynamic tables to make statistics meaningful, interactive maps, timelines to put events into historical context, talking dictionaries and the ever popular crossword solver. Credo brings the facts alive with images, sound files, animations, videos and much more. Find speedy, simple answers and full, in-depth articles. Credo Reference contains dictionaries, bilingual dictionaries, thesauri, encyclopedias, quotations and atlases, plus a wide range of subject-specific titles covering everything from the arts to accountancy, science to Shakespeare and law to literature. Credo Reference is constantly expanding and currently offers over 400 quality reference titles on every major subject from 70+ of the best publishers -- http://corp.credoreference.com/publishers -- and the collection continues to grow.

 

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Discovering Collection Designed for the high school student, Gale's Discovering Collection presents a core collection of essays, reference works, and magazine articles on the subjects of biography, history, science, and social studies. Users can search by person, time period, work or genre of literature, or keyword. The database includes:
  • More than 15,000 biographies
  • More than 18,000 essays and overviews
  • More than 13,000 criticisms
  • More than 21,000 timeline events
  • More than 500 primary source documents
  • More than 14,000 images, maps and flags
  • Hours of audio and video

 

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Early World of Learning An online resource for preschoolers & children in the early elementary Grades that includes three interactive learning environments 
  • Trek's Travels offers narrated stories, interactive games, and original videos that teach critical early childhood themes, including numbers, shapes, colors, opposites, and more.
  • Welcome to Reading provides leveled readers to develop and strengthen phonics, vocabulary, phonemic awareness, and comprehension skills. The Lexile Framework® for Reading ensures that early readers use text at their level.
  • Know It offers a richly visual first encyclopedia that will captivate early learners with non-fiction topics of interest and importance to them
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eBook Collection

The EBSCOHost eBook Collection provides access to full-text scholarly, reference and professional eBooks from leading university, academic and professional publishers. These eBooks are digital versions of print books from a broad range of subject areas and topics. In many cases, the eBook copy is the only copy of the book owned by the library although in some cases a local print copy is also available.

 

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Educator's Reference Complete A selection of academic journal articles, hundreds of full-text reports, and reference sources in the field of education, including educational principles, child development and psychology, and best practices, from 1980 to the present. Updated daily.  
English Language Learner Reference Center

This multi-purpose EBSCOHost information resource is designed for middle and high school students and anyone that is new to the English language. This database will help ELLs succeed academically and in everyday life by providing assistance as they conduct research, build their background knowledge and develop study skills. ELL Reference Center content covers a wide range of subject areas–including Science, Math, History, Civics, Life Skills and Literature–and is written in an age-appropriate interest level, using vocabulary and simplified structure helpful to non-native speakers. Core curriculum content includes 1,000 ELL-specific foundation articles focusing on topics covered in the U.S. curriculum, and is supplemented by hand-selected content to help users broaden topic knowledge and hone English language skills.

 

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ERIC

ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) is sponsored by the US Dept. of Education and provides comprehensive access to education-related literature. Coverage includes journal articles and ERIC documents consisting of conferences, meetings, government documents, theses, dissertations, reports, audiovisual media, bibliographies, directories, books and monographs. This resource contains more than a million records and links to hundreds of thousands of full-text documents from ERIC back to 1966.

 

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Expanded Academic ASAP Expanded Academic ASAP contains citations and many full-text articles on current events, general sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Designed primarily to support undergraduate-level research, the database is useful to anyone seeking information on these topics. Journal coverage is from 1994 to the present, and backfiles (1980-1993) are available for some journals. Tutorial
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

A student encyclopedia, Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia database indexes over 25,000 records, covering an array of topics. Full text for each record may be easily accessed by double clicking on the topic from the display. The database contains various images, offers brief biographies as well as information in a variety of subject areas. This database is updated annually.

 

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Gale Virtual Reference Library Gale Virtual Reference Library is a collection of over 900 reference books (June 2014) that are searchable together or title by title. Subjects covered include, but are not limited to history, philosophy, religion, science, business, information & publishing, literature, law, medicine, education, technology, careers, and biography. Tutorial
General OneFile "Gale's largest general interest periodical resource, General OneFile, provides periodical and news information through an intuitive, user-friendly search interface for researchers at all levels. Content includes more than 12,000 titles in all with nearly 30 years of coverage. Based on the award-winning Gale PowerSearch platform, General OneFile puts approximately 80 million (updated daily) records at users' fingertips with a single search query." Tutorial
General Reference Center Gold A general interest database that integrates a variety of sources in one easy-to-use interface. Use General Reference Center Gold to find articles from newspapers, reference books, and periodicals, many with full-text and images. Find the latest current events, popular culture, business and industry coverage, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more.  
GreenFILE

This comprehensive EBSCOHost resource draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling and more. This research database focuses on the relationship between human beings and the environment. Featuring hundreds of scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports, GreenFILE offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect ecology. The total number of records is approximately 612,000, and full text is provided for more than 9,100 records from open access titles. -- EBSCOHost website

 

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GVRL Virtual Reference Library 12 eBooks Reference Sets  Contains full-text access to 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. Tutorial
Health Source - Consumer Edition

This EBSCOHost rich collection of consumer health information provides access to nearly 80 full-text consumer health magazines. This full-text database covers topics such as AIDS, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, women's health and more. Additionally, Health Source: Consumer Edition contains Clinical Reference Systems reports (in English and Spanish) and Merriam-Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary. -- EBSCHost website

 

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Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

This EBSCOHost resource provides over 500 scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong, including full text from Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, Issues in Mental Health Nursing, Journal of Advanced Nursing, Journal of Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, Journal of Clinical Nursing, Journal of Community Health Nursing, Journal of Nursing Management, Nursing Ethics, Nursing Forum, Nursing Inquiry and many more. -- EBSCOHost website

 

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Kids Search

Kids Search from EBSCOHost is designed especially for youth in grades K-6. Kids Search makes it easier for students to look for their subjects of interest by automatically searching across all applicable databases simultaneously. Important features and functionality of Kids Search include a completely new, visually appealing look and feel; the ability to search by topic, subtopic, or keywords; simultaneous searching across all subscribed databases; the ability to sort results by relevance, as well as by date; the option of filtering search results by source type; and the ability to add search results, images, or persistent links to searches to the Folder.

 

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Latino American Experience The first-ever database dedicated to the history and culture of Latinos - the largest, fastest growing minority group in the United States - explores the rich heritage and current culture of Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Guatemalans, Cubans, Dominicans, Colombians, Ecuadorians, and other Hispanic cultures in the United States.  The coverage ranges from precontact Aztec and Maya societies to 21st-century political issues like recent immigration law to cultural themes like coming-of-age rituals, music, literature, and cuisine.  
Legal Collection

This EBSCOHost database is an authoritative source for information on current issues, studies, thoughts and trends of the legal world.. Containing full text for more than 300 of the world's most respected, scholarly law journals, this database is an authoritative source for information on current issues, studies, thoughts and trends of the legal world. Legal Collection™ offers information centered on the discipline of law and legal topics such as criminal justice, international law, federal law, organized crime, medical, labor & human resource law, ethics, the environment and much more. -- EBSCOHost website

 

 
Lexis-Nexis Updated continually. Provides a wide variety of authoritative sources (usually with full text content), including:
  • Full text of more than 350 newspapers from the U.S. and around the world, many same day of publication, including extensive archives for many titles
  • More than 300 magazines and journals and over 600 newsletters
  • Broadcast transcripts from the major television and radio networks as well as political transcripts covering Congressional committee hearings, press briefings from the State, Justice, and Defense departments, and presidential news conferences
  • Campus news from nearly 300 individual college/university papers
  • Wire services, updated several times a day, including respected names such as the Associated Press, Business Wire and PR Newswire
  • Non-English language news sources available in Spanish, French, German, Italian and Dutch, including both newspapers and magazines

Also provides a full range of credible sources for business information, including business and financial news, U.S. and international company financial information from government or private sources, market research, industry reports, and actual SEC filings. Search features permit comparison of companies based on criteria such as sales, income and number of employees.

 

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Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts™ (LISTA) is available from EBSCOHost indexes more than 580 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s.

 

 
MAS Ultra - School Edition

This EBSCOHost database is updated daily. This comprehensive database, designed specifically for high school libraries, contains full text for more than 700 popular, high school magazines. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for 84,074 biographies and 86,135 primary source documents, an Image collection of 188,323 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and expanded full text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines. -- EBSCOHost website

 

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MasterFILE Premier

MasterFILE Premier from EBSCOHost contains full text for thousands of general reference magazines and publications and covers a wide-range of subject areas including business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. This database also provides an Image Collection containing photos, maps & flags. -- EBSCOHost website

 

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MEDLINE

This EBSCOHost authoritative database provides full text for journals indexed in MEDLINE, most of which include cover-to-cover indexing. These top journals cover a wide range of subjects within the biomedical and health fields containing information needed by doctors, nurses, health professionals and researchers engaged in clinical care, public health and health policy development. MEDLINE with Full Text contains full text for many of the most used journals in the MEDLINE index - with no embargo. With coverage dating back to 1949 and full-text back to 1965, MEDLINE with Full Text is an essential research tool for medical literature. -- EBSCOHost website

 

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Middle Search Plus

Middle Search? Plus, designed specifically for middle school libraries, contains full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for biographies, historical essays and student pamphlets. Additionally, Middle Search Plus contains primary source documents including Essential Documents in American History, reference books including the Funk + Wagnall's New Encyclopedia and American Heritage? Dictionary, 4th Edition from Houghton Mifflin, the Encyclopedia of Animals and an Image Collection. -- EBSCOHost website

 

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Newspaper Source

Newspaper Source from EBSCOHost provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 national (U.S.) and international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for more than 330 regional (U.S.) newspapers.In addition, full-text television and radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, NPR, etc -- EBSCOHost website

 

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Novelist K-8

NoveList K-8 Plus is a database about books specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers.

 

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Primary Search

All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), which allows users to read along at their own pace. Also, Primary Search features Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, providing students with easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids. In addition, this database provides access to a collection of more than one million images of relevant photos, maps and flags to aid kids in learning. -- EBSCOHost website

 

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Professional Development Collection

This EBSCHost database is a specialized collection of journal articles and pamphlets especially for professional educators that includes abstract and index coverage for 800 professional development titles and searchable full text for over 500 journals covering the most current topics in the field of education. This database also provides full text for more than 160 education pamphlets. -- EBSCOHost website

 

 
Psychology Collection With access to over 200 peer-reviewed journals, the database allows researchers to explore what makes people "tick" from childhood to death. This collection gives individuals a basic understanding of the study of the mind, emotions and how the human mind both develops and diminishes over time. Find articles from important psychology journals, including Annual Review of Psychology, Current Psychology, Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, and The Psychological Record. Tutorial -- start watching at 1:31
Regional Business News

This robust resource provides ultimate coverage for full-text business publications, on a regional level, for the United States and Canadian provinces. Key resources include newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, trade publications, magazines and newswires, with full-text content coverage spanning over 22 years. -- EBSCOHost website

 

 
Searchasaurus

Searchasaurus from EBSCOHost is an exciting and easy way for young researchers to experience online searching. It is an animated interface with a dinosaur theme that encourages students to enhance and develop basic search methodologies. Students will be riveted by the colorful, animated interface, complete with erupting volcanoes and a dinosaur guide, as they gather information on a wide range of topics. Searchasaurus offers Lexile limiters (reading level), making it easy for students to read and research only appropriately challenging materials.

 

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Student Research Center

The Student Research Center (SRC) is EBSCOHost's interface designed for students in grades 6 through 12. SRC provides students in secondary schools with the most appropriate research tools to easily obtain the information that they need from their EBSCO databases. Students can easily pre-determine wihich content sources (e.g., Magazines, Newspapers, Biographies, Country Reports, FIlm & Video) will be included with their search. They can also search their databases by topic heading, make use of an online dictionary and encyclopedia, explore the top searches of the day, and even limit their search according to appropriate Lexile reading levels. The Student Research Center also provides access to The American Heritage® Dictionary, 4th Edition and The Columbia Encyclopedia.

 

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Teacher Reference Center

Teacher Reference Center from EBSCOHost indexes abstracts, citations and full-text articles from 280 periodicals. In addition, most of the journals indexed in the database are peer-reviewed. Topics include: Assessment, Best Practices, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, School Administration, Science & Mathematics, and Teacher Education.

 

 
TOPICsearch TOPICsearch from EBSCOHost is a current events database covering social, political, and economic issues as well as scientific discoveries and other popular topics. The database contains full text of over one hundred thousand articles from more than a thousand diverse sources including international and regional newspapers, periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information. The search options allow users to select particular current events and popular topics from drop-down menus. Tutorial
Vocational and Career Collection

This EBSCOHost database is designed to meet a wide variety of vocational and technical research needs, this collection provides full-text coverage for trade and industry-related periodicals including Modern Machine Shop, Pediatric Nursing, Wireless Week, Drug Store News, Reeves Journal, Restaurant Business, Advertising Age and many more.Vocational & Career Collection offers vocational and technical libraries top-quality resources for servicing high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and the general public.

 

 
WorldCat WorldCat is the world's largest network of library content and services. WorldCat libraries are dedicated to providing access to their resources on the Web, where most people start their search for information. WorldCat connects you to the collections and services of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide. Tutorial -- start watching at 36 seconds