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Friday, August 21, 2009

Library Full-Text Databases Cover Many Disciplines

Hello -
Are you aware that there are over 300 databases and websites available through the Library's Database Finder at http://library.uncfsu.eud/edatabases.html.

Databases contain different kinds of information: Articles from scholarly journals, magazines and newspapers; Statistical data from places like the Census Bureau, other federal and state government entities and opinion polls; Biographical information on authors, scientists, business people, nurses, educators and other persons of note; and Encyclopedic information, opinion essays and legislative and legal information.

Below are listed some of the databases and websites we have that you may find interesting and will certainly help you get started this semester:

Multidisciplinary Databases contain information on a lot of different topics and make good starting points for background information needed to write papers or make arguments for debates and speeches:

Academic Search Premier (Indexing: 1984+, full-text: 1990+). Indexing and abstracts of scholarly journals covering the social sciences, humanities, education and more.

Access Science Access to 7100+ articles, 115,000 dictionary terms, and hundreds of Research Updates in all areas of science and technology.

Business and Company Resource Center Business and Company Resource Center is a fully integrated resource bringing together company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodical articles.

CQ Press Includes CQ Weekly, CQ Reseacher and Global researcher also "Political Reference Suite". Search all of these resources from this link. "All content is produced and vetted by scholars, seasoned journalists, and CQ Press editors."

Dynamed Provides clinically-organized summaries for more than 1,800 topics. A simple yet powerful topically-driven menu allows physicians, medical students and other health care professionals to research high-end synthesized information from respected publications, associations, and contributing clinicians.

Environment Complete (Ebsco) Environment Complete (created by the International Academy at Santa Barbara), Environment Index offers deep coverage in applicable areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy resources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more.

ERIC Coverage is from 1966 - present of journal articles and documents such as reports, handbooks, and monographs in education. ERIC, the Educational Resource Information Center, provides access to education literature and resources. The database provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index. ERIC provides full text of more than 2,200 digests along with references for additional information and citations and abstracts from over 1,000 educational and education-related journals.

Expanded Academic ASAP This premier database offers balanced coverage of every academic concentration — from advertising and microbiology to history and women's studies. Combining indexing, abstracts, full text and images.

Facts on File: World News Digest Contains information from seven core reference databases covering events, issues, statistics, and people through several decades.

Health Source: Consumer Edition Provides consumer oriented information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine, and general health.

Historical Statistics of the United States The Millenium Online Edition of the Historical Statistics of the United States now contains "37,000 data series -- three times more than in the previous edition -- and dozens of new topics, among them slavery, American Indians, and poverty." REQUIRES POPUPS and JAVASCRIPT.

JSTOR A not-for-profit organization with a dual mission to create and maintain a trusted archive of important scholarly journals, and to provide access to these journals as widely as possible.

Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe Provides access to a wide range of news, business, legal and reference information.

Lexis-Nexis Congressional Universe CIS indexing and abstracting of congressional publications and the CIS Legislative Histories (1970-present), bill tracking and more.

Lexis-Nexis History Universe Rich database of primary historical resources

Lexis-Nexis Statistical Universe The world's most comprehensive access to U.S. statistical information from Congressional Information Service, Inc.

Literature Resource Center The Literature Resource Center contains full-text scholarly articles from more than 300 academic journals and literary magazines—the majority peer-reviewed—as well as excerpts from scholarly monographs, literary correspondence and diaries. Also included are reviews of books of all sorts, from children's literature to adult fiction, from popular non-fiction to scholarly studies. Substantive biographical essays on more than 130,000 authors. There are full text of poems and short stories and overview essays on thousands of books and literary topics. Links to editorially selected websites on authors and their works, and pictures of well-known authors round out the content.

Master File Premier Provides full text for over 1,770 general reference, business, consumer health, general science, and multi-cultural periodicals.

Military Library FullText Military Library FullTEXT includes abstracts and indexing for nearly 400 titles providing cover to cover full text for nearly 350. The database also includes full text for 245 pamphlets.

NCLIVE A core group of reference and research materials online in the form of full-text electronic information and indexes.

NetLibrary Access to the full text of more than 13,000 reference, scholarly, and professional books.

New York Times Indexing: 1980+, full-text: latest 90 days rolling file

New York Times Historical The New York Times Historical (1851-2006) offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.

Opposing Viewpoints Draws on the acclaimed social issues series published by Greenhaven Press, as well as core reference content from other Gale and Macmillan Reference USA sources to provide a complete one-stop source for information on social issues. Access viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography "50,000 biographies of people who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond, from the earliest times to the year 2001."

ProQuest Newspapers Search a large collection of newspapers throughout the United States.

PsychInfo 1887-current). Indexes and abstracts journal articles and book chapters in psychology and behavioral sciences.

Readers Guide Retro Readers' Guide Retrospective is a database containing comprehensive indexing of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and reflects the history of 20th century America.

Science Direct ScienceDirect is the unsurpassed single source for scientific, technical and medical information on the Internet. Researchers can access a critical mass of the world's STM journal titles and full-text articles

SIRS Researcher (Indexing: 1988+, Summaries: 1994+). Thousands of full-text articles exploring social, scientific, historic, economic, political, and global issues.

SocINDEX SocINDEX with Full Text offers comprehensive coverage of sociology, encompassing all sub-disciplines and closely related areas of study. These include abortion, criminology & criminal justice, demography, ethnic & racial studies, gender studies, marriage & family, political sociology, religion, rural & urban sociology, social development, social psychology, social structure, social work, socio-cultural anthropology, sociological history, sociological research, sociological theory, substance abuse & other addictions, violence and many others. In addition, it features over 5,000 Author Profiles.

State Center for Health Statistics Contains data and some maps concerning the health of North Carolina residents. Highlights include birth and mortality data and a small collection of NC health research papers categorized by ease of use for the general public.

State Data Center North Carolina economic and population statistics, county profiles.

State Demographics Population data for North Carolina. Projections are available as well as current estimates.

Wilson OmniFile Full Text Mega Edition With Full text of articles from over 1,750 publications and Article abstracts and indexing from over 3,500 publications, Wilson OmniFile is especially convenient for users with inquiries in areas that cross disciplines—ethnic studies, women’s studies, history, and more. Wilson OmniFile is even helpful to those who are unsure which specialty to search for their topic of interest.

World Cat Union catalog of materials (books, journal titles and non-print items) held in libraries world-wide. Coverage: Updated regularly.

World Fact Book U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Country profiles.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Welcome Fall 2009 Students!

We are so glad to see the new student Broncos and those returning Broncos.

Regular Library Hours Begin Thursday, August 20, 2009

Fall 2009 Hours
Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

The Library's staff is here to assist you with your questions, and the Library's resources are here to help you have a successful academic year. The resources are available 24 x 7 if you set up "My Library Recored" at, which allows you to create a Library PIN number so you can access those resources anytime. We are ready to assist you if you have any questions. Call 672-1233 (Reference Desk) or 672-1231 (Circulation Desk).

We have a great collection of new books that include popular titles.

Again, welcome and we look forward to seeing you!