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Specialized databases

  1. 1. Specialized Databases at WIU
  2. 2. America: History and Life  America: History and Life is a comprehensive bibliography of articles on the history and culture of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. (For coverage of history outside of North America.  Each volume offers abstracts and citations for some 8,000 articles appearing in over 2,000 journals published worldwide in history, related humanities, and the social sciences.  The coverage of America: History and Life also includes citations to book reviews from approximately 100 major journals of American history and culture and relevant dissertations from Dissertation Abstracts
  3. 3. Historical Abstracts  Historical Abstracts is your complete reference guide to the history of the world from 1450 to the present (excluding the United States and Canada, which are covered in America: History and Life). This database is packed with annotated references to information on topics from the Renaissance to Tiananmen Square -- over half a million entries in all.  Historical Abstracts includes over 2,000 journals published throughout the world, approximately 3,000 citations to useful historical books as reviewed by the most prestigious journals in the field, and citations to abstracts of dissertations completed worldwide of particular interest for historical research. Historical Abstracts on the Web also includes in-process English- language article entries (those entries for which abstract, subject terms, and chronologies are not yet available).
  4. 4. Opposing Viewpoints  Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center is the premier full- text resource covering today’s hottest social issues, from Terrorism to Endangered Species, Stem Cell Research to Gun Control. Drawing on acclaimed series published by Greenhaven Press and other Gale imprints, Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center brings together all the information that’s needed to fully understand an issue: pro and con viewpoint articles, reference articles that provide context, full-text magazines, academic journals, and newspapers, primary source documents, government and organizational statistics, multimedia, including images and podcasts, links to hand- selected web sites, and more!  Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center helps to develop critical thinking and information literacy skills by assisting students with researching, analyzing, and organizing various types of data for research assignments, persuasive essays, and debates. It features Lexile reading levels for its periodicals as well as an integrated national and state curriculum standards search with content correlated to high school and middle school social studies and science standards.
  5. 5. ABI / Inform  Combining the foremost business journals and the leading sources of online business news with exclusive, international and scholarly content, ABI/INFORM delivers a remarkable variety of content results to meet the needs of researchers at all levels.
  6. 6. JSTOR  JSTOR offers a high-quality, interdisciplinary archive to support scholarship and teaching. It includes archives of over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work. The entire corpus is full-text searchable, offers search term highlighting, includes high-quality images, and is interlinked by millions of citations and references.
  7. 7. Academic Search Premier  This scholarly collection provides journal coverage for most academic areas of study, including biological sciences, economics, communications, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts and literature, medical sciences and women's studies.
  8. 8. NCJRS: National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts Database  The NCJRS: National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts Database is published by the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice's National Criminal Justice Reference Service, an information clearinghouse for people around the U.S. and the world involved with research, policy, and practice related to criminal and juvenile justice, and drug control.
  9. 9. SportDiscus™  SportDiscus™ is the world's leading database in sport, health, fitness and sports medicine. For over 30 years, SIRC has been providing access to fulltext and bibliographic references in such areas as sport medicine, physical education, coaching and training, arts and history, corporate wellness, engineering and health and safety.
  10. 10. PsycINFO  PsycINFO is an abstract database that provides systematic coverage of the psychological literature from the 1800s to the present. (The database also includes records from the 1600s and 1700s.)  PsycINFO contains bibliographic citations, abstracts, cited references, and descriptive information to help you find what you need across a wide variety of scholarly publications in the behavioral and social sciences.
  11. 11. America’s Newspapers  The electronic editions of record for valuable local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers--all in one easy-to-search database. Each paper provides unique coverage of local and regional news, including companies, politics, sports, industries, cultural activities, and people in the community.
  12. 12. MEDLINE/PubMed  MEDLINE is the largest component of PubMed (http://pubmed.gov), the freely accessible online database of biomedical journal citations and abstracts created by the U.S. National Library of Medicine.  Approximately 5,200 journals published in the United States and more than 80 other countries have been selected and are currently indexed for MEDLINE. A distinctive feature of MEDLINE is that the records are indexed with NLM's controlled vocabulary, the Medical Subject Headings.
  13. 13. Sociological Abstracts  CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.
  14. 14. GPO Monthly Catalog  The GPO Monthly Catalog (Government Printing Office) is the machine-readable equivalent of the printed Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications. It contains records of reports, studies, fact sheets, maps, handbooks, conference proceedings, etc., issued by all U.S. federal government agencies, including the U.S. Congress. Also included in this database are records of all of the Senate and House hearings on private and public bills and laws.
  15. 15. International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance  International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text contains all of the content available in International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance as well as full text for 100 titles, including Canadian Theatre Review, Dance Chronicle, Dance Teacher, Modern Drama, PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art, Research in Dance Education, Research in Drama Education, Studies in Theatre and Performance, TDR: The Drama Review, Theater, and many more. Additional full text available includes more than 50 books & monographs.
  16. 16. CQ Researcher  The CQ Researcher is your #1 source for original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues shaping our world. CQ Researcher is used by students, teachers, librarians, journalists, and more, who need to complete an assignment, prepare for a debate, or become a quick expert on a topic. Each 12,000-word report is a unique work, investigated and written by a seasoned journalist. Published 44 times a year, each single-themed CQ Researcher report offers in-depth, unbiased coverage of a pressing political or social issue. Reports features cover topics in health, international affairs, education, public policy, the environment, technology, and the U.S. economy.

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