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Infobase Learning 

Issues & Controversies  More than 800 hot topics in politics, government, education, and popular culture. Updated weekly; links to a 12-year back-file. Great for research papers and debate prep. About
Bloom's Literature Examines influential figures, movements and events in world literature.  Includes hundreds of essays, as well as an archive of more than 38,000 characters, a timeline of world literature, Harold Bloom's Western Literary Canon, and extensive entries on literary topics, themes, movements, and genres. Updated regularly.  Considered an authoritative literary source. About
World Religions Online Unbiased, comprehensive guide to the world's religions and spiritual traditions.  Written and edited by leading theologians, historians, and other scholars, and features thousands of reference articles, essays, fact files, timelines, and comprehensive image & video galleries. Please visit World Religions Online for more information concerning use of this database.
Classroom Videos on Demand Gives teachers and students instant access to thousands of programs neatly grouped into convenient subject-specific categories. To use this database, please visit Infobase Learning (linked under the Vendor section) and click on "Classroom Videos on Demand"
     

 

Cengage Learning



Global Issues in Context  Features hundreds of continuously updated issue and country portals that bring together a variety of specially selected, highly relevant sources for analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health and cultural issues. English language international periodicals and newspapers. offer local viewpoints.  A great way of introducing a global perspective to the classroom. Help
Gale Virtual Reference Library More than 7,000  full text titles within 18 subject areas.   Offers coverage of virtually every academic, scholarly and professional discipline, delivering titles for all kinds of research. Includes scholarly works from a number of publishers. Help
Opposing Viewpoints in Context Covers hot-button social issues, from Offshore Drilling to Climate Change, Health Care to Immigration. Helps students research, analyze and organize a broad variety of data for conducting research, completing writing assignments, preparing for debates, and creating presentations. About
Literature Resource Center Most current, comprehensive and reliable online literature database.  Full-text articles from scholarly journals and literary magazines are combined with critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, biographies, and more to provide a wealth of information on authors, their works, and literary movements.   About
     

 

News Bank

Access World News Comprehensive resource that includes a variety of news publications from nearly 200 countries worldwide. Sources include major national and international newspapers, as well as local and regional title.  Includes  newswires, blogs, web-only content, videos, journals, magazines, and transcripts Help
America's Historical Newspapers (1690-2000) Search and browse hundreds of U.S. newspapers published from 1690 through the 20th Century, including titles from all 50 present states.  Includes, among other things, the Colonial Era, the Revolutionary War, westward expansion, the Civil War, Reconstruction, industrialization, the Progressive Era, World War I, Vietnam War, the Great Depression, World War II, roaring Twenties, Civil Rights Movement, Cold War.  Help
Science Source Collection Access to thousands of article digests on life, earth, physical, medical, health and applied sciences.  Digests are based on articles from more than 335 scientific journals and magazines, and an archive of more than 30,000 digests enables researchers to track trends and developments. More than 7,500 new digests, reviews and articles are added annually. Help
     

 

Oxford University Press

Oxford Online Premium Collection Brings together more than 300 language and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press. These books can be searched simultaneously or by individual book title. More Information
Oxford Art Online Foremost scholarly art encyclopedia, covering both Western and non-Western art features articles about varied topics, bibliographies for further research, and thousands of searchable images made available through Oxford’s partnerships with museums, galleries, and other outstanding arts organizations. More Information
Oxford Music Online Leading online resource for music research.  Includes more than 50,000 articles and 30,000 biographies contributed by over 6,000 scholars from around the world More Inormation
     

 

EBSCO Host

GreenFile  Comprehensive resource draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling and more Click on the EBSCO Host link to visit the help Web Site or to search several of these databases simultaneously.
eBook Collection More than 130,000 eBooks,  representing a broad range of academic subject matter.   Contains books on a multitude of subjects. More Information
Regional Business News  Full-text business publications, on a regional level, for the United States and Canadian provinces. Key resources include newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, trade publications, magazines and newswires, with full-text content coverage spanning over 22 years. More Information
Business Source Main  Provides bibliographic and full-text content covering all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. Contains full text for 734 magazines and journals, and indexing and abstracts for over 2,269 titles More Information
Associated Press Image Collection  Primary source database.  Features photographs, audio sound bites, graphics and text spanning over 185 years.  Please visit the Web Site for more information
Newspaper Source Plus Provides more than 1,400 full-text newspapers, providing more than 55 million full-text articles. This database contains comprehensive full text for major newspapers. The database features more than 857,000 television and radio news transcripts.  Videos and podcasts are coming soon. More Information
Newswires Full-text database that contains harvested news from the Associated Press. When a link to a news story is clicked, you are brought to the Detailed Record and HTML Full Text of the story More Information
Web News Near real-time access to thousands of top news feeds from around the globe. This collection includes over 14,000 feeds covering a range of business and general news topics. Users can immediately access the full text of the web content, by following the link in the record. More Information
MasterFILE Main Edition Provides full text for magazines, trade publications and periodicals covering general interest subject areas. This database also contains an Image Collection containing photos, maps & flags (Licensed and Public Domain imagery) More Information
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts Indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s. More Information
Consumer Health Complete

Single-most comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support the information needs of students and patients, as well as to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. Articles, videos, images, current events, fact sheets.  Includes up-to-date medical and health information on many topics, from alternative medicine to daily health care.

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Purdue University The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)

The Purdue OWL offers over 200 free resources including: Writing and Teaching Writing; Research; Grammar and Mechanics; Style Guides; ESL (English as a Second Language); and Job Search and Professional Writing.

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