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19th Century U.S. Newspapers

19th Century U.S. Newspapers provides access to primary source newspaper content from the 19th century, featuring full-text content and images from numerous newspapers from a range of urban and rural regions throughout the U.S. The collection encompasses the entire 19th century, with an emphasis on such topics as the American Civil War, African-American culture and history, Western migration and Antebellum-era life, among other subjects.

17th-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers

Searchable full-text access to the British Library's collection of the newspapers, pamphlets, and books gathered by Reverend Charles Burney (1757-1817)--the largest and most comprehensive collection of early English news media. More than twelve hundred titles and almost one million pages are included.

Academic Search Complete

Academic Search Complete is a large scholarly, multi-disciplinary, full-text database, with more than 9,000 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,800 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 13,800 journals.  Updated daily. To check coverage: http://www.ebscohost.com/title-lists


Index to materials acquired by the National Agricultural Library and co-operating institutions. Includes articles, monographs, series, and materials in many non-print formats covering a broad range of agricultural topics. 1970-1985 international in scope.Coverage: From 1970. Updated monthly.

Agricultural Statistics

Statistical compendium issued yearly by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, covering agricultural production, supplies, consumption, facilities, costs, and returns.Coverage: From 1994

AHFS Consumer Medication Information (AHFS)

The AHFS Consumer Medication Information (AHFS) database 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.

America: History and Life

Index to research on the history of the United States and Canada, from prehistoric times to the present. Includes references to journal articles, books and book reviews, dissertations, and collective works.Licensed Number of Users:  6Coverage: From 1954

American National Biography Online

The landmark American National Biography offers portraits of more than 17,400 men and women -- from all eras and walks of life -- whose lives have shaped the nation. The ANB Online features thousands of illustrations, more than 80,000 hyperlinked cross-references, links to select web sites, and powerful search capabilities.

American Periodical Series Online

American Periodicals Series Online™ (APS Online) includes digitized images of the pages of American magazines and journals published from colonial days to the dawn of the 20th century. Titles range from Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine and America's first scientific journal, Medical Repository; popular magazines such as Vanity Fair and Ladies' Home Journal; regional and niche publications; and groundbreaking journals like The Dial, Puck, and McClure's.

American Slavery: A Composite Autobiography

Between 1936 and 1938, the WPA Federal Writers' Project hired field workers to collect the life histories of former slaves. Transcripts for 2,000 interviews, from seventeen states, were then compiled by the Library of Congress. The collection and the index are now searchable online.Coverage: 1936-1938

Ancestry Library

ProQuest has partnered with MyFamily.com to create Ancestry® Library Edition, one of the most important genealogical collections available today. It has unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada and other areas. This collection, with thousands of databases and billions of names, is essential to having a broad genealogy collection, and its valuable content is a strong complement to HeritageQuest™ Online. The Ancestry Library Edition collection has approximately 4,000 databases including key collections such as U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1930; the Map Center containing more than 1,000 historical maps; American Genealogical Biographical Index (over 200 volumes); Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage (over 150 volumes); The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1630; Social Security Death Index (updated monthly); WWI Draft Registration Cards; Federal Slave Narratives; and a strong Civil War collection. Ancestry Library Edition updates continually, with more indexes and original images added all the time.

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is a multi-faceted Agency with a broad mission area that includes protecting and promoting U.S. agricultural health, regulating genetically engineered organisms, administering the Animal Welfare Act and carrying out wildlife damage management activities. These efforts support the overall mission of USDA, which is to protect and promote food, agriculture, natural resources and related issues.From About Aphis viewed April 24, 2012.Browse by subject, browse by audience, or search using keywords to quickly access specific information.

Animal legal & historical web center

On this site you will find a comprehensive repository of information about animal law, including: over 1200 full text cases (US, historical, and UK) over 1400 US statutes over 60 topics and comprehensive explanations legal articles on a variety of animal topics an international collection.

Annals of American History

Provides access to over 2,100 original full-text source documents on United States history from 1493 to the present. Includes speeches, essays, biographies, landmark court decisions, poems, interviews, and editorials from more than 1,500 authors.

Annual Reviews Online

Annual Reviews offers comprehensive, timely collections of critical reviews published each year for 29 focused disciplines within the biological, medical, physical and social sciences.Coverage: 1996+

Anthropological Index of the Royal Anthropological Institute

Index to the more than 600 periodical included in the Anthropological Index to Current Periodicals in the Museum of Mankind Library. Topics covered include archaeology, ethnomusicology, physical and cultural anthropology and human biology. Search by author, title, keyword, or journal title (or combine terms). (If search form is incomplete, click Reload button.) International in scope.Coverage: From the 1970's to the present

Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts

Index to journal articles, conference papers, books, monographs, theses, technical reports, and non-conventional literature covering all aspects of marine, brackish, and freshwater environments. International in scope. Updated quarterly. Coverage: From 1971

Art Full Text

Art Full Text is a bibliographic database that indexes articles from 1984 to present about art, architecture, archaeology, crafts, design, museology, photography, television and textiles, in addition to all aspects of art including graphic, folk, and decorative, from periodicals published throughout the world. Art Full Text also indexes reproductions of works of art that appear in indexed periodicals. Periodical coverage includes English-language periodicals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins,as well as periodicals published in French, Italian, German, Japanese, Spanish, Dutch, and Swedish. There is expanded coverage of Latin American, Canadian, Asian and other non-Western art, new artists, contemporary art, exhibition reviews, and feminist criticism. For more recent years there are article abstracts (1994+) and full text articles from selected periodicals (1997+).

Art Index Retrospective

A bibliographic database that cumulates citations to volumes 1-32 of Wilson's Art Index. International in scope. Covers architecture, archaeology, crafts, design, museology, photography, television and textiles, in addition to all aspects of art including graphic, folk, and decorative. Includes English-language periodicals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins, as well as periodicals published in French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Dutch. Also indexes reproductions of works of art that appear in the indexed periodicals. Licensed Number of Users: 12Coverage: 1929-1984

Arts & Humanities Citation Index (Web of Science)

Provides access to the Science Citation Index® (1900 to present), Social Sciences Citation Index® (1956-present), and Arts & Humanities Citation Index™ (1975-present). Covers current and retrospective multidisciplinary information from approximately 8,500 of the most prestigious, high impact research journals in the world. Provides cited reference searching, with which users can navigate forward, backward, and through the literature, searching all disciplines to uncover information relevant to their research.Coverage: University of Southern Maine : 2000+

ASSIA: Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts

ASSIA: Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts is an indexing and abstracting tool covering health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations and education. Updated monthly.Coverage: 1987 - current

BioMed Central

BioMed Central is a science, technology and medicine publisher which has pioneered the open access publishing model. All original research articles published by BioMed Central are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication.

Biomedical Reference Collection: Basic

Designed for doctors, research scientist, students, clinical specialists and managers, this database provides full text for over 100 journals in a variety of areas pertaining to medical study. To check coverage: http://www.ebscohost.com/titleLists/bmh-coverage.htm

BIOSIS Previews (Web of Knowledge)

Worldwide in scope, BIOSIS Previews, the premier database in the biological sciences, indexes the literature of the biological and biomedical sciences. Subject coverage includes agriculture, biochemistry, bioengineering, botany, ecology, genetics, microbiology, pharmacology, and zoology. Approximately 5,500 serial publications as well as books, proceedings and meeting abstracts, technical reports, review papers, and patents are indexed. There are 58 separate data fields that can be searched including author, title, publication source, organism, concepts, super taxa, publication type, author affiliation, and abstract keyword. Searches can be limited to review articles. Updated weekly

Britannica Online, Academic Edition

With access to four encyclopedias-Encyclopædia Britannica, Britannica Student Encyclopedia, Britannica Elementary Encyclopedia and Britannica Concise Encyclopedia- Britannica Online is a site for all ages. Users can locate information quickly by using Boolean operators; browsing A-Z; or typing in words, phrases, or questions to receive a list of relevance-ranked articles. In addition to providing answers to a multitude of questions, Britannica Online also leads users to additional information about their topics though related articles, links to outside Web sites, and bibliographies.

British newspapers, 1780 -1950

British Newspapers, 1780 -1950 is a digital historic newspaper archive. It cross-searches and provides full-text access to national & regional papers from the British Isles in the following Gale collections: 19th century British Library Newspapers, Parts 1 and 2; and British Newspapers,1780-1950, Parts 3 and 4.

Building Materials by McGraw-Hill Sweets

The standard source for product and manufacturing information for those involved with construction. Searchable by company name, trade name, product, or by one or more of 16 subject divisions, access is provided to detailed information about the product or company with direct links to company websites and product descriptions on those websites.

Business Insights: Essentials

Business Insights: Essentials, formerly Business and Company Resource Center, is a comprehensive source of information for conducting company, industry and market research. Provides access to the contents of over 4,000 business and economics periodicals (over 3,000 with full-text coverage). Also includes the contents of key reference works such as Ward's Business Directory of U.S. Private and Public Companies, Business Rankings Annual, International Directory of Company Histories, Market Share Reporter and Encyclopedia of Associations.

Business Source Complete

Business Source Complete indexes and abstracts more than 4,500 leading journals and magazines (more than half of which are peer-reviewed) in business and industry. BSC provides about 3,500 serial titles in full text. Additional content includes industry reports, market research reports, books, company profiles, case studies, SWOT analyses, and more. Updated daily.

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications

The Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP) is the finding tool for electronic and print publications from the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the U.S. government. These publications make up the National Bibliography of U.S. Government PublicationsCoverage: More than 500,000 records generated since July 1976 are contained in the CGP and it is updated daily.

Census 2010 Gateway

Access to population, housing, social and economic statistics from the 2010 Census.


This RIA database focuses on federal tax information. Includes: Federal Court Decisions; Federal Tax Reports;Tax Court Reported Decisions and Memorandum Decisions; Federal Tax Coordinator 2nd; Citator 2nd; Federal Tax Handbook; and IRS Code, Regulations, Committee Reports, Tax Treaties, Rules and Releases. Coverage of state, local, and international tax information is limited.

Christian Science Monitor

Index to and full text coverage from 1988 to the present of a major daily (M-F) newspaper offering international and US news and features.

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

This site allows you to search and read digitized newspaper pages from 1900-1910 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). Currently, content is available from the following geographic areas: California, Florida, Kentucky, New York, Utah, Virginia, District of Columbia, and more.

CINAHL with Full Text

CINAHL with Full Text is the world's most comprehensive source of full text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 600 journals indexed in CINAHL. This authoritative file contains full text for many of the most used journals in the CINAHL index - with no embargo. Full-text coverage dates back to 1981. Coverage: From 1981


Explore the growing collection of downloadable Audiobooks and eBooks! Use your library card barcode to download titles to your personal computer, transfer them to portable device, or burn selected Audiobooks onto a CD for listening on the go.

Cochrane Collection Plus

Cochrane Collection Plus is a source of high quality health care data for providers, patients and those responsible for researching, teaching, funding and administrating at all levels of the medical profession. Cochrane Collection Plus combines the NHS Economic Evaluation Database (NHS EED) and Health Technology Assessments (HTA) with the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR), Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE), Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials and Cochrane Methodology Register. All databases in Cochrane Collection Plus are published by Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

CogPrints Electronic Archive

Searchable electronic archive of full-text papers in all areas of psychology, neuroscience, and linguistics, as well as computer science, philosophy, biology, medicine, anthropology, and any other areas of the physical, social and mathematical sciences that are pertinent to the study of cognition. Includes pre-prints and reprints from published journal articles, conference proceedings, books, and personal collections.


Abstracts of articles published in the primary professional literature of the communication(s) field. Coverage for these journals generally starts in the 1980's, a few go back to the 1970's, and one to the 1960's. Coverage: from 1965

Communication and Mass Media Complete

Communication & Mass Media Complete originated as the result of the acquisition and subsequent merging of two popular databases in the fields of communication and mass media studies - CommSearch, formerly produced by the National Communication Association (NCA), and Mass Media Articles Index, formerly produced by Penn State University. CommSearch offers bibliographic and keyword references to 26 journals in communication studies, with coverage extending to the inaugural issue of each -- some from as far back as the early decades of the 20th century. The database also includes cover-to-cover indices of NCA’s six journals from their first editions to the present, and abstracts from their earliest appearance in NCA journals. Mass Media Articles Index provides citation coverage of over 40,000 articles related to mass media and published in over 60 research journals, as well as major journalism reviews, recent encyclopedias, and handbooks in the area of communications studies. In addition to the coverage available from these two databases, Communication & Mass Media Complete offers full text for over 160 titles and contains citation coverage for additional sources. In total, several hundred valuable sources are covered in the database. To check coverage: http://www.ebscohost.com/titleLists/ufh-coverage.htm

Communication Institute for Online Scholarship: CIOS

The Communication Institute for Online Scholarship is a U.S. not-for-profit organization supporting the use of computer technologies in the service of communication scholarship and education.Coverage: from 1986

Congressional Bills

All published versions of bills from the 103rd (1993-1994) Congress forwardCoverage: 103rd (1993-94)-

Contemporary Literary Criticism Select

Contains critical and biographical essays on authors currently living or who died after 1959. Initial release features 50 authors derived from CLC print volumes 95-99 and 50 retrospective entries. Updates of 10-12 new authors will be added about 6 times a year as print volumes are published and 10-20 retrospective entries will be added each time. CLC Select may be searched separately or simultaneously with Contemporary Authors and the Dictionary of Literary BiographyCoverage: 1998-

Cooperative Forestry Research Unit (University of Maine)

This database focuses on ecology, economics, and growth and management of Maine forests. Contains the full-text of University of Maine's Cooperative Forestry Research Unit's (CFRU) reports as well as other publications resulting from research by CFRU staff and associates. Searchable by subject category such as hardwood management, harvesting, and thinning. The database can be browsed by author, subject, and title.Coverage: 1970-present

CQ Researcher

Explores a single hot issue in the news in depth each week. Topics range from social and teen issues to environment, health, education and science and technology. There are 44 reports produced each year including four expanded reports. Licensed Number of Users: 25Coverage: From 1991

CQ Weekly

Updated weekly, provides full-text articles on the U.S. Congress, including pending active legislation and floor votes.Coverage: From 1983


Online reference resources from numerous publishers. This reference resource can be searched by individual title, broad subject headings, cross-references, audio and images. Use its research mapper to search for terms and topics that are interconnected and displayed in (a) visual form. Examples of titles are: Bloomsbury Guide to Art, Bridgeman Art Library Archive, Columbia Encyclopedia, Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary, Harvard Dictionary of Music, and the Concise Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science. The complete list of titles is available on the CREDO Reference site.

Criminal Justice Abstracts

Indexes international journals, books, reports, dissertations, and unpublished papers on criminology and related disciplines. Areas covered include trends, crime prevention and deterrence, juvenile delinquency, juvenile justice, police courts, punishment, and sentencing. Coverage: 1968+

CRIS - Current Research Information System

A searchable database of U.S. Department of Agriculture funded research. Covers on-going and recently completed research projects in agriculture, food and nutrition, and forestry. Search by keyword, investigator, agency, institution, state, and project status and type as well as by classification codes. Database records include listings of publications resulting from the funded research.

Current Index to Legal Periodicals

Current awareness service for legal research. Provides subject indexing and tables of contents for law journals.Coverage: Current plus archived earlier issues

Dictionary of Literary Biography

Contains critical and biographical essays on authors currently living or who died after 1959. Initial release features 50 authors derived from CLC print volumes 95-99 and 50 retrospective entries. Updates of 10-12 new authors will be added about 6 times a year as print volumes are published and 10-20 retrospective entries will be added each time. CLC Select may be searched separately or simultaneously with Contemporary Authors and the Dictionary of Literary Biography

Dictionary of Newfoundland English Online

The online version of the Dictionary of Newfoundland English is provided as part of the Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage Web Site Project. The print version of the dictionary was published by the University of Toronto Press. The online version contains a preface, introduction, bibliography, works cited section, abbreviations, a supplement, and an index.

Digital Collections at the University of Maine System Libraries

ETD Electronic Theses and Dissertations; Maine Music Box, William P Palmer III Collection, Robert Venn Carr, Jr, Collection, Windows on Maine, William S. Cohen Papers, Manuscript Finding Aids, Maine Government Documents, Maine Humanities Council, History of Maine Fisheries, Listening Center Online, Cooperative Forestry Research Unit, Kennebec: A Portfolio of Maine Writing, NetLibrary, Maine Town Reports.

Digital Commons Network

The Digital Commons Network brings together free, full-text scholarly articles from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide. Curated by university librarians and their supporting institutions, the Network includes a growing collection of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work. Articles in Digital Commons repositories are highly discoverable in Google, Google Scholar, and other search engines.

Directory of Open Access Journals

Provides full-text articles from over 1145 free peer-reviewed journals covering all scholarly and scientific subjects. Over 310 journals can be searched by article title. Most articles are in English. Records for articles in foreign languages have English abstracts

Dissertations & Theses: A&I

With more than 2.4 million entries, the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) database is the most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses in the world. ProQuest's UMI Dissertation Publishing group publishes more than 65,000 new dissertations and theses each year, with weekly updates to the PQDT database. Over 930,000 dissertations and theses are available in PDF format, and most include free twenty-four page previews.

Documents from the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention 1774-1789

The Continental Congress Broadside Collection (256 titles) and the Constitutional Convention Broadside Collection (21 titles) contain 277 documents relating to the work of Congress and the drafting and ratification of the Constitution. Items include extracts of the journals of Congress, resolutions, proclamations, committee reports, treaties, and early printed versions of the United States Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.

DOE Data Explorer

Use the DOE Data Explorer (DDE) to find scientific research data - such as computer simulations, numeric data files, figures and plots, interactive maps, multimedia, and scientific images - generated in the course of DOE-sponsored research in various science disciplines. The DOE Data Explorer provides access both to collections and to individual datasets that have been submitted to OSTI by their creator, by a DOE National Laboratory, or by a DOE Data Center

ebrary Academic Complete Ebooks Collection

The ebrary Academic Complete ebooks collection includes over 50,000 titles spanning all academic subject areas. The ebooks are from more than 400 major academic, professional, and STM (scientific, technical, medical) publishers. Ebooks may be accessed online through any web enabled device, and pages or sections may be printed. Ebooks may not be downloaded as a separate file due to licensing restrictions. Users may create an account to store books on a personal bookshelf, and use the ebrary Reader to highlight text and take notes. Note: All titles in Academic Complete are available to all University of Maine System users. Individual UMS libraries have also purchased some ebrary ebooks that are restricted to a single user at a time, due to digital rights management licensing.

EBSCO Ebook Collection

The EBSCO Ebook Collection includes 7,885 e-books (4,480 titles purchased from Netlibrary and 3,405 Project Gutenberg titles). The collection is accessible to all Maine citizens. Some URSUS libraries have also purchased additional titles that may be available within the EBSCO Ebook Collection. Records for these titles have been added to URSUS

EBSCOhost (search all EBSCO databases)

Search a collection of 25+ EBSCO databases at one time. Excludes CINAHL, PsycINFO, Social Work Abstracts and other databases.  For a more personalized search of 2+ databases, use EBSCOhost Databases link below.

EBSCOHost Database Collection

The EBSCOHost Database Collection is made up of many individual periodical and reference databases. This link provides a list of all EBSCOHost databases, from which one may select two or more databases for multiple, simultaneous database searching by keyword. Years of coverage and update frequency vary by database.


Contains citations and abstracts to economic research dating back to 1969. Provides comprehensive information on accounting, capital markets, econometrics, economic forecasting, government regulations, labor economics, monetary theory, urban economics and much more.

Education Full Text

Education Full Text, published by H.W. Wilson, provides high-quality indexing and abstracts for an international range of English-language education journals, books, and yearbooks. More than 725 Journals are indexed “cover to cover” going back to 1983. Full text articles are provided for over 350 journals going back to 1996. ArticleLinker connects to additional full-text articles and points to library holdings in print and microform.

EduMine Dictionary of Mining, Mineral and Related Terms

The EduMine Dictionary of Mining, Minerals and Related Terms is a dictionary of more than 26,000 terms and definitions with extensive cross-referencing. Original content was compiled by the US Bureau of Mines. This XML version was translated and is supported by EduMine.

Eighteenth Century Collections Online

This resource provides full-text access to 150,000 English and foreign-language works published in the United Kingdom during the Eighteenth Century. Included are thousands of important works produced in the Americas. There are multiple, full-text searching options to gain access to the 33 million pages of books, sermons, pamphlets and broadsides. This truly multidisciplinary resource includes works in: history; the social sciences; the fine arts; medicine; science and technology; religion and philosophy; law; and literature and languages.

Electronic journals: Full Text (EBSCOhost Electronic Journals Service)

Searchable database of journals and journal articles available through EBSCO Subscription Services, including access to many full text articles. In ARTICLESearch, articles can be searched by keyword in title, abstract or full text. JOURNALSearch provides access at the journal title level, and can be searched by keyword, ISSN, or publisher. Journal table of contents may also be browsed. Links to the full text of articles are available for e-journals to which your library subscribes, or when the article appears in a sample issue. Updated daily.Coverage: Varies by title, but most mid-1990s +

Electronic Theses & Dissertations (UMaine)

The Electronic Theses and Dissertations database is a pilot project that provides indexing, abstracting, and full text for some University of Maine masters theses and doctoral dissertations. Access to full-text is currently restricted to University of Maine faculty, staff, and students. Theses for the USM Masters in Leadership Studies can be found here too. Alt Title: University of Maine Graduate School. Electronic Theses & Dissertations; EDT. Coverage: From 1998

Emerald Fulltext

Emerald Fulltext is a collection of over 42,000 articles from over 100 of the most prestigious management journals, complete with full text archives back to 1994 and abstracts back to 1989. This database covers all major management disciplines from marketing, human resources management, library and information managment and quality to operation management and more.Coverage: 1989 +

Enciclopedia Universal en Espanol Online

Enciclopedia Universal en Español contains over 47,000 articles, 8,300 photos and images, as well as over 390 maps and 500 tables, making it the most detailed and comprehensive online encyclopedia in the Spanish language. Enciclopedia Universal en Español is perfect for native Spanish speakers, bi-lingual students and students learning Spanish. Enciclopedia Juvenil, linked from the page for the Enciclopedia Universal en Español, includes a Spanish elementary encyclopedia, images, Spanish-language videos, and Spanish learning materials specifically designed for younger students.

Encyclopedia Britannica Online, Academic Edition

With access to four encyclopedias-Encyclopædia Britannica, Britannica Student Encyclopedia, Britannica Elementary Encyclopedia and Britannica Concise Encyclopedia- Britannica Online is a site for all ages. Users can locate information quickly by using Boolean operators; browsing A-Z; or typing in words, phrases, or questions to receive a list of relevance-ranked articles. In addition to providing answers to a multitude of questions, Britannica Online also leads users to additional information about their topics though related articles, links to outside Web sites, and bibliographies.

Encyclopedia of Human Development

The Encyclopedia of Human Development is the first comprehensive, authoritative, and informative reference work that presents state-of-the-art research and ready-to-use facts from the fields of psychology, individual and family studies, and education in a way that is not too technical. With more than 600 entries, this three-volume Encyclopedia covers topics as diverse as adolescence, cognitive development, education, family, gender differences, identity, longitudinal research, personality development, prenatal development, temperament, and more.

Encyclopedia of Human Relationships

This encyclopedia will provide a framework for students, academics, and lay-people who need to understand this important element of human behavior, irrespective of their program of study, and will be an essential back-up for anyone taking a course in human or interpersonal relationships. This encyclopedia presents up-to-the minute information about how people think, feel and act toward other people with whom they have relationships. It presents a set of entries around which readers will be able to wrap their knowledge, with an overview of their relevance to the field at large.

Encyclopedia of Human Rights

Encyclopedia of Human Rights, edited by David Forsythe, offers comprehensive coverage of all aspects of human rights theory, practice, law, and history in over 300 entries signed by leading scholars and human rights experts. The coverage includes major figures, organizations and institutions, human rights events and crises, and human rights norms.

Encyclopedia of School Psychology

The Encyclopedia of School Psychology is the first comprehensive guide to this field, featuring the latest research on school learning, motivation, and educational assessment. Approximately 250 entries by 175 contributing authors from psychology, education and counseling, child development, and special education address student success, behavior disorders, intelligence testing, learning disabilities, strategies to improve academic skills, and more.

Encyclopedia of Social Work, 20th ed

Co-published by the National Association of Social Workers and Oxford University Press, the 20th edition of the Encyclopedia of Social Work is widely considered the cornerstone reference in its field. This new edition includes coverage of areas that have come to the fore since the 1995 publication of the 19th edition, including demographic changes from immigration, technology, the implications of managed care, faith-based assistance, evidence-based practice, gerontology, and trauma and disaster.

Energy Citations Database

Energy Citations contains bibliographic records for energy and energy-related scientific and technical reports and papers sponsored by the Department of Energy (DOE) and its predecessor agencies. It includes citations to report literature, conference papers, journal articles, books, dissertations, and patents.Coverage: From 1948

Environment Complete

Environment Complete offers deep coverage in applicable areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more. The database contains full text for more than 400 journals, including many of the most-used journals in the discipline, such as Environment (back to 1975), Ecologist, Conservation Biology, etc. It also has full text for more than 100 monographs, such as Encyclopedia of World Environmental History (3 volumes), Advances in Water Treatment & Environmental Management, and more.

ERIC - Education (EBSCO)

The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) provides a database of journal and non-journal education literature for K-12 teachers, school administrators, education faculty, school psychologists and education students. ERIC is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. This database contains more than 1.2 million citations going back to 1966. More than 110,000 full-text non-journal documents (from years 1993-present) are included in the database. The EBSCO version connects to many full-text journal articles through Linked Full Text and Article Linker. Coverage: From 1966.

ERIC - Education (ProQuest)

The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) provides a database of journal and non-journal education literature for K-12 teachers, school administrators, education faculty, school psychologists and education students. ERIC is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. This database contains more than 1.2 million citations going back to 1966. More than 110,000 full-text non-journal documents (from years 1993-present) are included in the database. The CSA version connects to many full-text journal articles through Article Linker. The CSA version also allows users to limit their search to peer-reviewed journal articles. Coverage: From 1966

Esp@cenet: European Patent Office

This patent database provided by the European Patent Office covers patents from over 20 countries and the World Patent Organization. Links to the full text of the patents and applications are provided.Coverage: From 1920

EUR-Lex :the portal to European Union law

Document database on European Union Law. Includes Official Journal,Treaties,Legislation, Legislation in preparation, Case-law, Parliamentary questions, Documents of public interest, Enlargement

Europa:gateway to the European Union

EUROPA is the portal site of the European Union. It provides up-to-date coverage of European Union affairs and essential information on European integration. Users can also consult all legislation currently in force or under discussion, access the websites of each of the EU institutions and find out about the policies administered by the European Union under the powers devolved to it by the Treaties.

European Views of the Americas

This new bibliographic database is a valuable index for libraries, scholars and individuals interested in European works that relate to the Americas. EBSCO Publishing, in cooperation with the John Carter Brown Library, has created this resource from European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed in Europe Relating to the Americas, 1493-1750, the authoritative bibliography that is well-known and respected by scholars worldwide. The database contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. It covers the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of Native American peoples. A wide range of subject areas are covered; from natural disasters to disease outbreaks and slavery.

Explora for Educators

Explora is EBSCO’s new user-friendly design that simplifies the search process and creates a friendly user experience for students and public library patrons while also offering teachers and librarians the tools they need to help navigate the content available in the EBSCO databases. Explora for Educators includes ERIC, Teacher Reference Center, Academic Search Complete and the statewide EBSCO and Project Gutenberg e-book collections.

FDsys: America's Authentic Government Information

FDsys provides free online access to official Federal Government publications. Through FDsys, you are able toSearch for documents and publications FDsys provides advanced search capabilities and the ability to refine and narrow your search for quick access to the information you need.Browse for documents and publications FDsys offers browsing by collection, Congressional committee, and date.Access metadata about documents and publications FDsys presents information about Government publications in standard XML formats.Download documents and publications in multiple renditions or file formats With FDsys, download a single file or download content and metadata packaged together in a compressed file.

Fed In Print: An Index to Federal Reserve Economic Research

The FED IN PRINT is an on-line index to the publications of the Federal Reserve Research Departments. Publications include: periodical articles, working papers, annual reports, proceedings and monographs. Some of these resources are available in full text.Coverage: 1965+

Films on Demand: Master Academic Collection

Films on demand is a streaming video platform providing outstanding educational video content. Integrates into curriculum through learning management systems, online lesson plans, distance learning courseware, or electronic card catalog systems. Includes the FMG Archival Films & Newsreels Collection.

Flickr: The Commons

The key goal of The Commons is to share hidden treasures from the world's public photography archives. Coverage: Participating institutions include Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institution, the British Library, the New York Public Library, Law Society of Upper Canada Archives, the national of archives of the US, the UK, Norway, and the Netherlands and more

Foreign Law Guide

This service is intended to provide accurate, authoritative and current information in the area of foreign law research.  In doing so, the authors are not rendering legal or professional services.  If legal advice or other expert assistance is required, the services of a competent professional should be retained.

Forest Science

Forest Science indexes and abstracts international and domestic forest, wood science, and agroforestry research articles, books, and conferences, with content from 1939 to present. It is an ideal source for foresters, scientists, environmental consultants, policy makers and others actively involved in research or decision-making in agroforestry, forestry, wood science, and the forest and timber industries. Updated weekly.

Frontiers in Education Clearing House

Full-text proceedings of the annual Frontiers in Education conference, an important engineering education conference sponsored by IEEE and the American Society for Engineering Education. Indexed by conference session and author name. Requires Adobe Acrobat software.Coverage: 1995-present

QIM 520 offers research training in Instructional Technology (IT) and requires students to critically explore, discuss, and interpret contemporary practice and research in this field. Participants will review research articles, theoretical papers, and critical essays about issues and problems facing the field of IT today. Topics covered include the philosophical foundations of instructional technology, e-learning, distributed learning, issues in online learning, the digital divide, and socio-cultural issues of IT. Each student will identify an area/topic to study in depth, and will create an original research proposal and present it in seminars that will be held on May 25th and 1st June, 2015. Students will be evaluated based on their abilities to analyze, reflect, synthesize the related knowledge and defend them.

QIM 520 also involves research and academic writing activities. Each student will conduct a research project based on his/her proposal during the research internship period, which will be held from June 29-August 8, 2015. A research report in the form of a dissertation or camera-ready article will be submitted for evaluation.

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