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Search research databases for journal, magazine, and newspaper articles, case studies, editorials, reports, reviews, and other documents about general interest & reference.

General Interest Databases

  • Academic Search Complete
    Academic Search Complete, is multi-disciplinary full-text database, with articles from newspapers, magazines, and 4,400 peer-reviewed journals.

    This database includes indexing, abstracts, and some full text not only for articles, but also for reviews, monographs, reports, conference proceedings, and other documents.

      Academic Search Complete includes coverage in many areas of academic study including: archaeology, area studies, astronomy, biology, chemistry, civil engineering, electrical engineering, ethnic & multicultural studies, food science & technology, general science, geography, geology, law, mathematics, mechanical engineering, music, physics, psychology, religion & theology, women's studies, and other fields.

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  • ArticleFirst

    ArticleFirst contains bibliographic citations describing items listed on the table of contents pages of more than 16,000 journals in science, technology, medicine, social science, business, the humanities, and popular culture.

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  • DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)
    DOAJ is a service that indexes and provides access to quality-controlled Open Access Journals and their articles. The Directory aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use an appropriate quality control system, and it will not be limited to particular languages or subject areas.

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  • ETD Center (Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center)
    Is a free online database of masters' theses and doctoral dissertations from graduate students in participating Ohio colleges and universities.
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  • JSTOR (Arts & Sciences Collections III and V)
    Provides page images of back issues of the core scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and basic sciences from the earliest issues to within a few years of current publication. Users may browse by journal title or discipline, or may search the full-text or citations/abstracts. New issues of existing titles and new titles are added approximately on a weekly basis.
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  • Literary Index
    A master index to 43 literary series published by Gale. It combines and cross-references more than 130,000 author names, including pseudonyms and variant names, and over 140,000 titles into one source.
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  • MasterFILE Premier
    Provides full text for more than 1,900 general reference, business, consumer health, general science, and multi-cultural periodicals. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for over 2,510 periodicals. The database also contains full text for reference and travel books; biographies; primary source documents; and an image collection of photos, maps, and flags.
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  • MLA Directory of Periodicals
    Contains all information available on the journals and series on the MLA bibliography's Master List of Periodicals. Over 5,500 titles are included; of these, over 4,400 are currently indexed. The entries include editorial contact information, as well as frequency, circulation, subscription prices and submission guidelines.
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  • Newspaper Source
    Provides full text for 185 national (U.S.) and international newspapers, including Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Times (London), Toronto Star, etc. The database also contains selective full text for 392 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full-text television & radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, NPR, etc. 
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  • OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center (EJC)
    Provides full-text online access to journals purchased by OhioLINK for member libraries.

    The journals are listed alphabetically and by subject categories. A search interface is provided for searching articles.Includes the full text of more than 7000 online research journals covering many subject areas.

    Most electronic indexes available to the Ohio academic community link from article citations to the full text in the EJC.
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  • PapersFirst
    PapersFirst is an index of papers presented at conferences. It cites the papers from every congress, conference, exposition, workshop, symposium, and meeting received at The British Library Document Supply Centre. PapersFirst covers a wide range of subjects.
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  • Proceedings
    Proceedings is an index of conference proceedings. It cites the printed proceedings of every congress, symposium, conference, exposition, workshop, and meeting received at The British Library Document Centre. 
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  • Project Muse
    Full-text versions of peer-reviewed journals from many of the world's leading university presses and scholarly societies, as well as thousands of ebooks, with emphasis on humanities and social sciences.
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  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses : A & I
    Database contains more than 2 million entries for doctoral dissertations and master's theses. The database includes citations for materials ranging from the first U.S. dissertation, accepted in 1861, to those accepted as recently as last semester. Since 1997, new publications have been available electronically, and many publications can be ordered through the system for a fee. The database represents the work of authors from over 1,000 North American graduate schools and European universities.
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  • Social Sciences Citation Index : SSCI
    Multidisciplinary database with searchable author abstracts, covering the journal literature of the social sciences.

    Provides access to current and retrospective bibliographic information, author abstracts, and cited references found in over 1,700 of the world's leading scholarly social sciences journals covering more than 50 disciplines, plus individually selected, relevant items from approximately 3,300 of the world's leading science and technology journals.

    Subjects covered include, but are not limited to: Anthropology. Area studies. Business. Communication. Criminology. Demography. Economics. Education. Environmental studies. Ergonomics. Ethics. Ethnic studies. Family studies. Geography. Gerontology. Health policy. History. Industrial relations. Information Science & Library Science. International relations. Law. Linguistics. Management. Nursing. Philosophy. Planning and development. Political science. Psychiatry. Psychology. Public administration. Public health. Rehabilitation. Social issues. Social work. Sociology. Substance abuse. Transportation. Urban studies. Womens studies.

    More subject categories. ISI Citation Databases are multidisciplinary databases of bibliographic information gathered from thousands of scholarly journals. It is indexed so that you can search for specific articles by subject, author, journal, and/or author address. Because the information stored about each article includes the article's cited reference list (often called its bibliography), you can also search the databases for articles that cite a known author or work. - OhioLINK

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  • Vocational and Career Collection
    Index to professional and trade publications, intended for use in vocational guidance. Includes full text for some titles.

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Reference Databases

  • Biography Reference Bank
    Provides biographical information on approximately half a million people, from antiquity to the present, along with thousands of images. BRB offers substantive narrative profiles, each about 2,000 words long, from H.W. Wilson publications and other respected publishers. The biographies are searchable by name, profession, title, place of origin, gender, race/ethnicity, titles of works, date of birth, date of death, keyword, and presence of images.

    Daily updates provide up-to-the-minute coverage of newsmakers. Full-text articles, abstracts, and images gleaned from thousands of magazines and journals cover new names and expand on existing profiles. Book review excerpts and full text reviews help users find and select print biographies.

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  • Data (World Bank Open Data)
    Recognizing that transparency and accountability are essential to development, the World Bank Group provides free access to its comprehensive set of data on living standards around the globe--some 2,000 indicators, including hundreds that go back 50 years. The data is available in Arabic, Chinese, French, and Spanish in addition to English.

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  • Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
    Provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries. Searchable by subject or keywords within the entry.
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  • Literary Reference Center
    Is a comprehensive database that provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. LRC includes: Over 1,200 Additional Full-Text Literary Reference Books/Works, including titles with a focus on plays/drama, poetry, religious literature, children's literature, Hispanic literature, and other areas; Over 200 Additional Full-Text Literary Journals & Magazines, including titles with a focus on multi-cultural studies, folklore, Latin America literature, and historical literature; 35 Volumes of New Contemporary Literature Titles from Salem Press relating to Fantasy/Science Fiction, Contemporary Literature, World Philosophy, Quotations In Context, Religious Literature, and Biographies of Nobel Literature Prize Winners; 40 Full-Text Literary study guides; plot summaries, synopses and work overviews; articles of literary criticism; full text of literary journals; author biographies; book reviews; author interviews; and images of key literary figures.
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  • MasterFILE Premier
    Provides full text for more than 1,900 general reference, business, consumer health, general science, and multi-cultural periodicals. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for over 2,510 periodicals. The database also contains full text for reference and travel books; biographies; primary source documents; and an image collection of photos, maps, and flags.
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  • Oxford English Dictionary
    Is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. It is a guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past. It traces the usage of words through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books.

    The OED covers words from across the English-speaking world, from North America to South Africa, from Australia and New Zealand to the Caribbean. It also offers the best in etymological analysis, listings of variant spellings, and shows pronunciation using the International Phonetic Alphabet.

    The online OED corresponds to the Second Edition (20 volumes in print). 
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  • Science Online
    Database containing thousands of diagrams, definitions, biographies, essays, and experiments covering:
    • animal anatomy
    • anthropology and archaeology
    • astronomy and space technology
    • atomic physics
    • biochemistry
    • biology
    • botany
    • chemistry
    • computer science
    • earth science
    • environmental science
    • general science
    • genetics
    • health and medicine
    • human anatomy and physiology
    • marine science
    • physics
    • weather and climate
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  • Statistical Abstract of the United States

    The Statistical Abstract of the United States from Proquest is a collection of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States that can be searched or browsed online.

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  • World Book Advanced
    Based on the World Book encyclopedia, this web site serves as a gateway to its various dictionaries, atlases, encyclopedias, images, maps, videos, timelines, current news, links to external articles, and more.

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