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Save time and reduce information overload with Research Guides. Research Guides contain curated information to help you identify the most relevant resources for your research. We have created a guide for every program at Franklin University, as well as guides for specific courses and research topics.

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Academic Search Complete
  • Index, abstracts, and full text for many scholarly publications covering all academic areas of study.
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ACM Digital Library
  • Full text of journal and conference papers from the Association for Computing Machinery.
American Chemical Society (ACS) Journals
  • Full-text journal articles in chemistry and related fields.
American Physical Society (APS) Journals
  • Full-text journal articles in physics and related fields.
American Psychological Association (APA) PsycArticles
  • Full-text journal articles in all areas of psychology.
Ancestry Library Edition
  • Cancelled, 7/2018
Associates Program Source
  • Includes full-text articles in areas often covered by associate degree programs, including alcohol & drug abuse counseling, biotechnology, computer & data processing, cosmetology, culinary arts, electrical technology, fashion design, fire science, forensics, graphic arts, health information technology, interior design, law enforcement & criminal justice, travel and tourism, and more.
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Biography Reference Bank
  • Biographical information on approximately half a million people, from antiquity to the present.
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Biological & Agricultural Index Plus
  • Includes indexing and full-text articles in biology, agriculture, environmental science, genetics, and wildlife management.
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BIOSIS Previews
  • Index and abstracts to international journal articles in biological and medical research. BIOSIS Previews also covers books and meetings.
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BNA's Compensation and Benefits Library
  • Please note: you can sign in with your Franklin e-mail address to enable personalization features, but this is not required. Click Go to My Product if you prefer not to sign in.

  • One-stop reference source that provides comprehensive, practical, and timely information regarding compensation and benefits issues, including materials that will assist professionals in designing, administering, and communicating effective programs and complying with governmental laws and regulations.
BNA's Human Resources Library
  • Please note: you can sign in with your Franklin e-mail address to enable personalization features, but this is not required. Click Go to My Product if you prefer not to sign in.
  • Full access to Human Resource materials providing quick guidance on more than 100 topics for HR professionals; including writing and maintaining HR policy and procedures.
Business Abstracts with Full Text
  • Includes indexing and full-text articles in all areas of business. 
  • Cross-references over 600,000 corporate names with industries and countries, and provides SIC and NAICS codes for over 190,000 subject terms.
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Business Expert Press (ebooks)
  • Practical, concise books covering specific areas of business, including supply and operations management, international business, social media, finance, accounting, public relations, and marketing strategy. 
  • Written by international authorities, specifically for students seeking bachelors or masters degrees.
  • Unlimited use and no digital rights management.
  • Additional functionality such as bookmarking, note taking and printing/copying features are available by creating an ebrary account.
Business Source Complete
  • Index, abstracts, and full text covering scholarly business journals on management, economics, finance, accounting, international business and much more.
  • NOTE: If  Harvard Business Review articles display with read-only restrictions, this is due to Harvard Business Publishing's agreement with EBSCO and cannot be altered unless you seek rates and permissions by contacting permissions@harvardbusiness.org.
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Cambridge Core (Cambridge UP journals and books)
  • Full-text journals and books from Cambridge University Press.
  • Click "Only search content I have access to" to make sure you can access full-text.
  • Not all content is available. 
  • Journal content is likely also available in the Electronic Journal Center (EJC).
CareerBeam
  • Available to active Franklin students and graduated alumni at myFranklin - Shortcuts - Administrative - myCareerBeam. 
  • Alumni without a myFranklin account should e-mail careerbeam@franklin.edu for access. 
  • Provided by the Center for Career Development. Please e-mail careerbeam@franklin.edu for any questions or concerns.
CINAHL Plus with Full Text
  • Index, abstracts, and full text of the literature of nursing and allied health.
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Communication & Mass Media Complete
  • Index, abstracts, and full text for journals in communication and mass media.
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Computer Source
  • Index, abstracts, and full text covering the latest information and current trends in high technology.
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Computers & Applied Sciences Complete
  • Index, abstracts and full text of articles in many engineering disciplines, computer theory, and new technologies.
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Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science
  • Index and cited references for conference proceedings in the sciences.
Country Watch
Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text
  • Index, abstracts, and full text for publications in criminal justice, criminology, corrections, policing, and investigations.
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Dissertation Abstracts (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses)
  • Index to information about doctoral dissertations and master's theses from North America and Europe.
  • Does not contain full-text of dissertations. Try Google Scholar or Proquest Dissertations and Theses Global to locate a free online version, or contact the library for additional assistance in accessing them.
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Dissertation and Theses -- ETD (OhioLINK)
  • Online full-text theses and dissertations from Ohio graduate students.
Dissertation and Theses Global (Proquest)
  • Doctoral dissertations and master's theses from around the world.
  • Contains full-text for graduate works added since 1997, along with selected full text for works written prior to 1997.

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Ebook Central
  • Collection of almost 150,000 ebooks on business, computer science/IT, humanities, nursing/allied health and more.
  • Additional functionality, such as bookmarking, note taking and printing/copying features are available by creating an Ebook Central account.
  • Contains single use, multi-use and unlimited use titles. Click on the "More" link below for details.
  • Learn how to use Ebook Central
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Ebsco Ebooks
  • Full text ebooks on a variety of topics.
  • Titles may be available in pdf or epub format. See link(s) below title for format availability.
  • Contains single use, multi-use and unlimited use titles. Click on the title to see concurrent user level.
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Education Full Text
  • Provides full text of articles from over 350 journals as far back as 1996, in addition to indexing of more than 770 periodicals dating back to 1983.
  • Subject coverage includes adult education, multicultural/ethnic education, special education, teaching methods, and educational tests.
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Education Research Complete
  • Index, abstracts and full text of articles and other publications in education research.
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Educational Films & Documentaries (Previously "Digital Video Collection")
  • Full-length educational films and documentaries on many subjects.
  • Viewing videos: with few exceptions, all videos are provided in an .flv (flash video) format and can be viewed from within any web browser with the Adobe® Flash® Player and browser plugin. Additional viewing options are to "view/download" the .rm version and view with the RealNetwork®RealPlayer® media player.
Electronic Book Center (OhioLINK)
  • Thousands of scholarly and reference e-books covering the humanities, sciences and social sciences.
  • Unlimited use titles with no digital rights management.
Electronic Journal Center (OhioLINK)
  • Full text of over 7,000 research journals, some starting in the 1800's.
Electronic Theses and Dissertation Center (OhioLINK DRC)
  • Online full-text theses and dissertations from Ohio graduate students.
Emerald Insight
  • Approximately 200 full-text journals in business, accounting, engineering, and library science.
Energy & Power Source
  • Includes full-text articles on energy industry and practice, including distribution, exploration, extraction, marketing, processing, production, research, and selling in coal, electric, natural gas, nuclear, petroleum, and renewable energies.
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Entrepreneurial Studies Source
  • Includes full-text articles relating to entrepreneurship and small business, including business planning, communications, innovations, management, marketing, organizational behavior, product development, raising capital, risk-taking, and more. 
  • Thousands of company profiles and hundreds of videos, transcripts, and related articles from the Harvard Faculty Seminar Series and Vator.TV.
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Environment Complete
  • Index, abstracts and full text of articles on environmental studies.
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ERIC
  • Educational Resources Information Center. Index and abstracts of articles, books, and documents covering education research and practice.
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Euromonitor Passport
  • Provides internationally comparable statistics and market reports for consumer, market and company research. 
  • Students can find information about consumers and economies in 210 countries 
  • More in-depth analysis is available for consumer goods and service industries in 100 countries.
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FAITS (Faulkner Advisory for Information Technology Studies)
  • One-of-a-kind online technology reports including technology tutorials, marketplace overviews, product and service selection guides, product and company profiles, and directories.
Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text
  • Index, abstracts, and full text of articles related to film and television.
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Food Science Source
  • Includes full-text on all areas of the food industry including agribusiness, food and beverage science, packaging, processing, safety, food service, shipping, culinary innovation, and product development.
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Gale Directory Library
  • Consists of directory titles such as: Ward's Business Directory of Private and Public Companies, Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media and the Encyclopedia of Associations (National/US).
Gender Studies Database
  • Index and abstracts for publications covering gender-engaged scholarship.
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Global ETD Search
  • Information about and links to over 4.5 million full-text graduate theses and dissertations, from the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD).
Global Issues in Context
  • Media-rich sources for analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health and cultural issues.
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Global Road Warrior
  • Global Road Warrior is a country-by-country culture and travel resource database providing in-depth coverage on a rich array of topics, including culture, history, economics and more.
GreenFILE
  • Index, abstracts and full text of articles covering all aspects of human impact on the environment.
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GuideStar
  • IRS and other data about approximately million tax-exempt nonprofit organizations. 
  • Search by name, location, category, or income.
  • Free registration required.

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Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
  • Index, abstracts, and full text focusing on many medical disciplines.
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HeinOnline
  • HeinOnline is the world's largest fully searchable, image-based government document and legal research database. It contains comprehensive coverage from inception of both U.S. statutory materials, U.S. Congressional Documents and more than 2,400 scholarly journals, all of the world's constitutions, all U.S. treaties, collections of classic treatises and presidential documents, and access to the full text of state and federal case law powered by Fastcase. This Government, Politics & Law HeinOnline package offers special collections on Criminal Justice, Religion and the Law and Women and the Law among others.
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Historical Statistics of the United States
  • Quantitative facts of American history.
Human Resources Abstracts
  • Index to articles from 1975 to the present in all areas of human resources management, employee assistance, and organizational behavior.
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Humanities International Complete
  • Index, abstracts, and full text for literary, scholarly and creative journals in the humanities.
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IBISWorld
  • US and global industry reports, including overviews, industry performance, and outlook, key companies and statistics, operating conditions, and useful infographics.
  • Business environment profiles, including consumer behavior, demographics, economics, commodities, and financial markets.
  • Search by NAICS code or keywords.
Institute of Physics (IOP) Ebooks
  • 95 full-text scholarly physics books published in 2016, plus others that may be freely available on a rotating basis.
  • Unlimited simultaneous use and no digital rights management.
Institute of Physics (IOP) Journals
  • Full-text journals in physics and related areas. 
  • Not all content is available. 
  • Content is likely also available in the Electronic Journal Center (EJC).
International Political Science Abstracts
  • Index and abstracts of articles from political science journals.
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International Security & Counter-Terrorism Reference Center
  • Includes articles, books, images, newsfeeds, and governmental and organizational reports and commentary relating to international political security and terrorism.
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Journal Citation Reports
  • Allows you to evaluate and compare journals using citation data drawn from approximately 12,0000 scholarly and technical journals and conference proceedings from more than 3,300 publishers in over 60 countries.
  • Includes journals' Impact Factor and Eigenfactor® Score as ways of measuring their influence in their disciplines.

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Kanopy Streaming Videos
  • Thousands of videos covering all subject areas and all genres from educational to feature films. 
  • Create playlists, share clips or embed them into assignments, or review transcripts.

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Legal Collection
  • Index, abstracts and full text of articles on law and legal topics.
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MasterFILE Premier (popular magazines)
  • Index, abstracts, and full text covering nearly all subjects including general reference, business, health, and much more.
  • Designed for a general (as opposed to academic) audience.
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MEDLINE with Full Text (EBSCO)
  • Comprehensive index for medical journals, providing full text for more than 1,370 journals.
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Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print
  • Descriptive information on over 3,000 contemporary testing instruments including test purpose, publisher, and pricing, and edited reviews written by content area experts. 
  • In addition, includes a comprehensive bibliography to all known commercially available tests that are currently in print in the English language.
  • 4 simultaneous user limit
Mergent Online
  • Business and financial information for investment research.
  • Private company data is available by including the D&B Private Company Database section.

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National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts
  • Summaries of thousands of law enforcement and criminal justice publications from 1970 to the present covering corrections, courts, crime statistics, domestic preparedness, drugs, juvenile justice, law enforcement, and victims.
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Newspaper Source
  • Full text for regional U.S. newspapers, international newspapers, newswires, and newspaper columns.
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Nexis Uni
  • Cancelled, 7/2018
Nursing & Allied Health
  • Mix of scholarly literature, clinical training videos, reference materials, and evidence-based resources, including dissertations and systematic reviews which takes a holistic and interdisciplinary approach.

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OhioLINK (various databases)
  • This list includes many of the same databases as on Franklin's website, and may be useful as a substitute when the Nationwide Library links aren't working. You will need to select "Franklin University" as your institution, then the "Listing of OhioLINK Provided Research Databases."
OhioLINK Library Catalog
  • Catalog of books and other materials held in Ohio college and university libraries.
OhioLINK Music Center
  • The OhioLINK Music Center is an online streaming music database of international works in a variety of genres from classical to spoken word. 
  • The Music Center contains more than 81,000 tracks from more than 22,000 albums.
Open Access Theses and Dissertations
  • Information about and links to freely-available full-text to almost almost 3.5 million graduate theses and dissertations from over 1,100 colleges, universities, and research institutions.
Open Dissertations
  • Open access database providing both historic and contemporary dissertations and theses.
  • Includes content of the American Doctoral Dissertations database, which provides more than 153,000 theses and dissertations from 1902 to the present, as well as additional dissertation information provided by colleges and universities from around the world.
  • Includes links to full-text from free platforms where available.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
  • Covers todays hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration to marijuana. 
  • Presents each side of an issue with viewpoint reports, and adds journal articles, statistics, video/audio, news, and primary sources.
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Oxford English Dictionary
  • Historical dictionary of the English language.
Oxford Research Encyclopedias
  • An authoritative resource of reference content in a wide array of academic fields, including the humanities, social sciences, and science.
Oxford Scholarship Online
  • The complete texts of important scholarly books from Oxford University Press.
  • Full-text with unlimited use and no digital rights management.

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Points of View Reference Center
  • Provides balanced overviews, arguments and counter-arguments from a wide array of news sources, primary sources, and reference works on controversial topics of interest today.
Political Science Complete
  • Includes full-text coverage of comparative politics, humanitarian issues, international relations, law and legislation, non-governmental organizations, and political theory.
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Professional Development Collection [Educators]
  • Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles.
  • This database also contains more than 200 educational reports.
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Project Muse
  • Full-text humanities and social sciences journals.
  • Franklin subscribes to the Basic College Collection.
ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global
  • Doctoral dissertations and master's theses from around the world.
  • Contains full-text for graduate works added since 1997, along with selected full text for works written prior to 1997.
PsycArticles (American Psychological Association (APA) Journals)
  • Full-text journal articles in all areas of psychology.
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
  • Index, abstracts, and full text covering topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry and psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods.
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PsycINFO early 1800s- Current
  • Abstracts and citations to the scholarly literature in the psychological, social, behavioral, and health sciences.
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Public Affairs Index
  • Indexes articles, conference papers, trade publications, and government documents in areas including banking & public finance, criminal justice, economic policy & taxation, education & education policy, emigration & immigration, energy & energy policy, ethics, government, humanitarian issues, industry & labor, law & legislation, natural disasters & poverty, politics & elections, social policy, and transportation.
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PubMed
  • Comprises more than 25 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.
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R2 Digital Library
  • Electronic books in health care and nursing fields. 
  • Each title is limited to one reader at a time.
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Reference USA
RefWorks
  • Web-based citation management system. Save citations and documents to store, organize, and cite them in APA style. 
  • Add the Write-N-Cite plugin to MS Word to pull citations easily into your documents as you type.
  • New users should register with their Franklin University email by using the "Create Account" link.
  • Users with legacy accounts can log in to the new version and migrate their accounts as many times as they like.
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Regional Business News
  • A full text newswire database that incorporates business wires from all over the world.
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Religion and Philosophy Collection
  • Index, abstracts, and full text covering such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.
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RIA Checkpoint
  • Tax research covering federal tax, international tax, tax law, tax-related news, cases, rulings, the SOX Reporter, and WGL financial reporting and management, which includes the AICPA library.
  • Home page defaults to Accounting, Audit, and Corporate Finance page.
  • Access will be granted for 35 concurrent users for most content, but to 2 concurrent users for Accounting Standards material. Please remember to log out.
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Risk Management Reference Center
  • Includes full-text articles and reports on credit, liquidity, and operational, event, and market risk.
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Safari Tech Books Online
  • Online books on information technology and business.Database also includes learning paths, case studies, videos and tutorials.
  • Whether on-campus or off-campus: enter Franklin University email address to access. You do not need to create an account, just enter your email address.
Sage Stats
  • Platform consisting of data downloading and visualization tools for social science data about U.S. states, counties, cities, and metropolitan areas from government and non-government sources, spanning topics like employment, crime, religion, health care, education, and more. 
  • Also includes current, historical, and projected business and industry data to the zip code level.
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Science Digital Resources
  • Digital images for the sciences.
Science Online
  • Cancelled, 7/2018
Security Management Practices
  • Real-world reports providing critical IT, legal, financial, and physical security information.
  • Includes or has links to full text.
Small Business Reference Center
  • Small Business Reference Center offers exclusive full text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as tools to address many small business topics. It includes business videos, a help and advice section and details on how to create business plans
SocINDEX with Full Text
  • Index, abstracts, and full text for publications in sociology.
  • Includes or has links to full text.
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SPORTDiscus
  • Index, abstracts and full text of articles and other publications on sport, fitness and related disciplines.
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Springer Protocols
  • Reproducible laboratory protocols in biomedical and life sciences.
  • Available through Springer Nature Experiments
SpringerLink Books and Journals
  • Full-text journals and books in sciences and social sciences.
  • Books may be read online, downloaded, or a print copy requested.
Statistical Abstracts of the U.S. (Proquest)
  • The Statistical Abstract of the United States is a one-volume, comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. 
  • Use the Abstract as a convenient volume for statistical reference, and as a guide to sources of more information both in print and on the Web.
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Teacher Reference Center
  • Provides indexing and abstracts for 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators.
TOPICsearch
  • Full text covering social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms.
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U.S. Major Dailies
  • Provides access to the Chicago Tribune (1985 - present), Los Angeles Times (1985 - present), New York Times (1980 - present), Wall Street Journal (1984 - present) and Washington Post (1987 - present)
  • You can search all five newspapers using the search box on the main page, or select an individual newspaper to search only that paper.
U.S. Political Stats
  • Data download and visualization tool with 225,000 data series from 1982 - present covering all three branches of the U.S. government. 
  • Covers campaigns, demographics, elections, voting records, interest groups, and Supreme Court cases.
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University Press Scholarship Online
  • Full-text of unlimited-access electronic books published by Oxford University Press, University of California Press, University of Chicago Press, MIT Press, Yale University Press, and New York University Press. 
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Very Short Introductions
  • Very Short Introductions offer concise introductions to a diverse range of subject areas. It offers a bridge between reference content and higher academic work. All titles provide intelligent and serious introductions to a huge range of subjects, written by experts in the field who combine facts, analysis, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make challenging topics highly readable.
Vocational and Career Collection
  • Designed for vocational and technical libraries serving high schools, community colleges, trade institutions, and the general public.
  • Provides full text coverage for nearly 340 trade and industry-related periodicals.
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Wall Street Journal
  • Comprehensive coverage from 1984 to the present, updated daily.
  • Read the contents of the most recent issue of the WSJ by selecting this link, and then clicking on the "latest available issue."
Web of Science
  • Combined search of Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, Arts and Humanities Citation Index, BIOSIS, and Derwent Innovations Index. 
  • Searches indexes, abstracts, and cited references for journal articles.
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Wiley Online Library
  • Full-text of unlimited-access electronic books published by Wiley.
  • We own from 2012 to the present; titles have no digital rights management.
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World Book Advanced
  • Thousands of articles, primary sources, and online books designed to support personalized learning and enhance digital citizenship. Contains up-to-the-minute access to worldwide news publications, government links from numerous countries, and multimedia reference materials.
WorldCat
  • Catalog of books and other materials held by libraries worldwide.
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WorldCat Dissertations and Theses
  • Catalog of dissertations, theses and published material based on theses, worldwide.
  • Does not contain full-text of dissertations. Try Google Scholar to locate a free online version, or contact the library for additional assistance in accessing them.
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