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  • Abbreviationes  Icon
    This dictionary of medieval Latin abbreviations contains over 80,000 references to manuscripts held at a wide variety of libraries throughout Europe, including the Vatican Library, the libraries at Oxford and Paris and major U.S. collections. Entries in the database cover the 8th century through the 15th century.
  • ABI/INFORM Complete  Icon
    The most comprehensive ABI/INFORM™ database, comprised of ABI/INFORM Global, ABI/INFORM Trade and Industry, ABI/INFORM Dateline and ABI/INFORM Archive, featuring over 3,000 full-text journals, 25,000 Dissertations, 14,000 SSRN working papers, key newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal and The Financial Times, as well as country-and industry-focused reports and data. Its international coverage gives researchers a complete picture of companies and business trends around the world.
  • Abstracts in Anthropology  Icon
    Abstracts of books, articles and conference papers in cultural and physical anthropology, archaeology, and linguistics. International coverage 2003 - date. Print: Z 5112 .A2x (Ref)1970-date
  • Abstracts in Social Gerontology  Icon
    Provides indexing and abstracts for journal articles and other materials in social gerontology, including the psychology of aging, elder abuse, society and the elderly, and other key areas of relevance to the discipline. Contains more than 35,700 records, with coverage from 1990 to date. Formerly Current Literature on Aging. Waldo Library, Reference. Call number Z7164.O4C8x
  • Academic OneFile  Icon
    Academic Onefile from InfoTrac contains full text articles from several thousand peer reviewed journals which cover a wide range of subjects including the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. In addition it contains several hundred audio files and transcripts from NPR, CNN, and CBC. It also contains a number of national and international newspapers. Updated daily.
  • Academic Video Online (VAST)  
    Search or browse thousands of multidisciplinary streaming videos in several disciplines, including art, architecture, business, counseling and therapy, dance, economics, education, ethnic studies, ethnography, gay and lesbian studies, health, history, humanities, law and public safety, literature, opera, philosophy, political science, rehabilitation and sports medicine, psychology, religion, science, theatre, musical performance, and women’s studies. Also includes feature films (including contemporary world cinema and silent films)
  • Acceda Noticias  Icon
    Acceda Noticias provides convenient access to the complete electronic editions of more than 80 Spanish-language newspapers published in major U.S. cities from Florida to California. It also includes tens of thousands of current and archived full-text articles from other news sources from across Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, Columbia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru and Spain.
  • Access Business News  Icon
    Collection of approximately 200 business and law journals, local and regional business news weeklies and other news sources across North America.
  • Access to Archival Databases
    AAD is a useful genealogical tool that searches archival resources for specific persons, geographical areas, organizations, or dates. AAD facilitates the search and retrieval of specific data files from the Internet, permitting display and printing of these records. It does not support statistical analysis of data.
  • Access World News  Icon
    Find full-text of current and archived state, national and international news articles in this collection of over 4500 newspapers and other news sources. It includes the majority of the top circulating U.S. newspapers, along with thousands of local and regional titles.
  • Accessible Archives  Icon
    This full text archive contains several dozen resources, including several African-American Newspapers, Frank Leslie's Weekly, Godey's Lady's Book, The Civil War collection, South Carolina newspapers,, American County Histories, Twelve Years a Slave and much more.
  • AccessMedicine  Icon
    McGraw-Hill provides this set of online medical books that are both searchable and browsable for students and professionals. This subscription is limited to two simultaneous users. Please logout when finished.
  • Accounting & Tax (Proquest)  Icon
    Accounting and Tax brings together highly ranked global and scholarly journals with key resources for locating quick and precise results covering current news and topics, as well as the trends and history influencing important accounting and tax issues of the day.
    Coverage :1905-Current
  • ACLS Humanities E-Book  Icon
    A collection of almost 4,000 books in the humanities from the early 20th century up to the present selected by the American Council of Learned Societies
  • ACM Digital Library  Icon
    Full text of every article ever published by the Association of Computing Machinery. Material included as part of our subscription includes journals, magazines, newsletters and proceedings
  • ACM Guide to Computing Literature  Icon
    Indexes, abstracts, and accesses full text journals, books, proceedings and theses from key publishers in computing.
  • Acta Sanctorum  Icon
    Contains the complete texts, which were published between 1656 and 1940, of all the lives of the ancient, medieval and modern saints. Serves as an electronic index for 68 volumes of saints' lives. This subscription is limited to four simultaneous users. Please logout when finished.
  • Aerospace Research Central  Icon
    This searchable database provides access to AIAA Meeting Papers from 1963 to present and nine AIAA Journals.
  • African American Biographical Database  Icon
    Biographical profiles, full-text sketches and photographs of prominent African Americans from all walks of life between 1790-1950. This subscription is limited to five simultaneous users. Please logout when finished.
  • African American Music Reference  Icon
    Contains reference texts, biographies, chronologies, sheet music, images, lyrics, liner notes, and discographies chronicling the diverse history and culture of the African American experience through music. Covers blues, jazz, spirituals, civil rights songs, slave songs, minstrelsy, rhythm and blues, gospel, and other forms of musical expression. Links to the audio streaming database American Song enable users to listen to music that accompanies the liner notes and album information. Users must create an account to create and access play lists.
  • African American Newspapers, 1827-1998  Icon
    Full text images of articles from 281 African American newspapers like the Augusta Chronicle (1792-1922), Bay City Times (1890-1922), and New York Commercial Advertiser (1797-1876).The African American Newspapers, 1827-1998 package is included as a module for the America's Historical Newspapers database and is cross-searchable with that product.
  • African American Newspapers: The 19th Century  Icon
    Eventually this database will contain the full-text of major 19th century African-American newspapers providing first-hand stories by way of biographies as well as statistics, essays, editorials, and advertisements serving as primary source historical documentation. Search individual newspapers or group together
  • African American Poetry (1750-1900)  Icon
    The early history of African American poetry, from the first recorded poem by an African American (Lucy Terry's 'Bars Fights', c.1746) to the major poets of the nineteenth century, including Paul Laurence Dunbar and Frances Ellen Watkins Harper. This subscription is limited to four simultaneous users. Please logout when finished
  • African American Poetry of the Twentieth Century  Icon
    Coverage begins with the key writers of the early decades (James Weldon Johnson, Georgia Douglas Camp Johnson, Claude McKay), continues with major figures of the Harlem Renaissance (Langston Hughes, Jean Toomer, Arna Bontemps and Sterling Brown) and the Black Arts movement of the 1960s (Imamu Amiri Baraka, Etheridge Knight, Audre Lorde, Sonia Sanchez), and concludes with a considerable body of writing of the 1980s and 1990s.
  • African Newspapers, 1800-1924  Icon
    Over 60 newspapers from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, including newspapers from Angola, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, and other countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • AgEcon
    AgEcon Search: Research in Agricultural and Applied Economics collects, indexes, and electronically distributes full text copies of scholarly research in the broadly defined field of agricultural economics including sub disciplines such as agribusiness, food supply, natural resource economics, environmental economics, policy issues, agricultural trade, and economic development.
    Covers agriculture, forestry and animal science, includes food science and nutrition. Coverage 1970 - present. Updated monthly.
  • AIDSinfo
    A site from the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services providing information on HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention and research, including clinical trials.
  • Air University Library's Index to Military Periodicals
    Search or browse an index to significant articles, news items, and editorials from 70 English language military and aeronautical periodicals. Coverage, 1988-present.
  • Alexander Street Video (VASC)  
    Alexander Street Video is a single cross-searchable platform in which users have a completely integrated online repository of WMU subscribed or owned Alexander Street video titles. VAST: Academic Video Online (a large, multidisciplinary video product with nearly 17,000 videos and continuing to grow), along with individual discipline collections in history, art and architecture, business, counseling and therapy, dance, opera, theatre, musical performance, anthropology, health and rehabilitation, opera, nursing, science, women’s studies, black studies, LGBT studies, and more.
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    This African news site posts over 800 stories daily in English and French and offers multi-lingual streaming programming as well as over 900,000 articles in the archive, including the Africa News Service from 1997.
  • Alt-PressWatch  Icon
    Alt-Press Watch™ showcases unique, independent voices from many respected and cited grassroots newspapers, magazines, and journals. The database features over 670,000 articles from around 200 publications, offering a wide range of critical coverage of the news.
    Coverage :1970-Current
  • Alternative Press Index  Icon
    Indexes and selectively abstracts international and interdisciplinary alternative (mostly radical and left) periodicals, newspapers, and magazines covering cultural, economic, political, and social change. Coverage 1991-present. For 1969-90, see the Alternative Press Index Archive. Updated quarterly.
  • America : History and Life  Icon
    Indexes and abstracts 2,100 journals, book and media reviews, and dissertations about the history and culture of the US and Canada. Searches are by subject, author, title, time period, or document type. Coverage from 1964 to the present and is updated monthly. This subscription is limited to six simultaneous users. Please logout when finished.
  • America's Historical Imprints  Icon
    Search the Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639-1800; Early American Imprints, Series I: Supplement from the Library Company of Philadelphia, 1670-1800; Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker, 1801-1819; and Early American Imprints, Series II: Supplement from the Library Company of Philadelphia, 1801-1819.
  • America's Historical Newspapers, 1690-1922  Icon
    Full text images of articles from early American newspapers for over 700 newspapers from 34 Eastern states, including 21 Michigan newspapers like the Kalamazoo Gazette (1837-1919), Grand Rapids Press (1893-1922), and Jackson Citizen Patriot (1849-1858).
  • America's News Magazines  Icon
    A subset of the Access World News collection from NewsBank. Consisting of nine American news magazines.
  • American Chemical Society Publications  Icon
    Searchable collection of more than 30 peer-reviewed journals and magazines published by the American Chemical Society
  • American Civil War Letters and Diaries  Icon
    This full text database includes more than 100,000 pages written by over 2,000 persons, primarily letters and diaries from the Civil War. Also includes biographies and an extensive bibliography
  • American Civil War Research Database  Icon
    This database contains indexed, searchable information on over 4 million soldiers, regimental rosters, officer profiles, thousands of battles, and 16,000 photographs of the American Civil War.
  • American Drama 1714-1915  Icon
    Contains over 1,500 dramatic works from the early eighteenth century to the beginning of the twentieth. Diverse coverage includes plays in verse, farces, melodramas, minstrel shows, realist plays, frontier plays, temperance dialogues and a range of other genres. Major dramatists featured include Clyde Fitch, Augustin Daly, David Belasco, James Herne and Joaquin Miller. This subscription is limited to four simultaneous users. Please logout when finished.
  • American Film Scripts Online  Icon
    Over 800 film scripts, as well as detailed information about the scenes, characters, and people related to the scripts. Searches can be restricted quite precisely--to criminal characters or interior urban settings in the 1950s, for example. You can also sometimes compare different versions of a film script
  • American History in Video  
    A searchable and browsable database including approximately 1,000 hours of newsreels from the late 1890s to the 1980s. When complete it is expected to contain more than 2000 hours of newsreel footage.
  • American Memory
    Multimedia collections from the Library of Congress of digitized documents, photographs, sound recordings, motion pictures, and texts. Over 100 collections, including, for example, African-American pamphlets, Chautauqua flyers, Depression photographs, Coca-Cola advertising, and the papers of Alexander Graham Bell, to name just a few.
  • American National Biography Online  Icon
    Authoritative biographical essays on more than 17,400 deceased Americans from all eras and walks of life published by Oxford University Press. Some of these entries are for literary figures.
  • American Newspapers  Icon
    A subset of the Access World News collection from NewsBank, this database consists of 3000 American newspapers. They are listed by state and are searchable individually, by state or nationally.
  • American Periodicals Series  Icon
    Contains over 1,100 periodicals that first began publishing between 1740 and 1900, including special interest and general magazines, literary and professional journals, children?s and women?s magazines, and more.
  • American Poetry (1600-1900)  Icon
    Over 40,000 poems by more than 200 American poets from the Colonial Period to the early twentieth century.
    This subscription is limited to four simultaneous users. Please logout when finished.
  • American Song  Icon
    More than 100,000 tracks of streaming audio, including songs by and about African Americans, American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers, and cowboys. Includes songs of the Civil Rights movement, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, anti-war protests, and more. Note: Content from the former African American Song database is now in American Song.
  • Anatomy TV  Icon
    ANATOMY.TV is a suite of 3D interactive models of human anatomy. MRIs, X-rays, live-action movies and animations are also included. Tools are included to allow the resources to be manipulated in several ways. A User guide is here.\
    iPad users may be required to download the Puffin Web browser to see some videos.
  • Ancestry Library Edition  Icon
    Several wide-ranging collections of information for conducting genealogical and local history research. Includes: digitized images of the United States Federal Census from 1790 forward, U.S. immigration collection, Birth, marriage and death records (SSDI), U.K. census collection; Military records, and many more. Available only at the Zhang Legacy Collections Center.
  • Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature  Icon
    An additional bibliography to search besides the MLA Bibliography for scholarship about English language and literature. This resource indexes research by broad subject, by chronological period, and by scholars' names. Author search is more effective than subject search.
  • Annual Reviews  Icon
    Written by leading scientists, Annual Reviews publishes reviews on the most significant primary research literature within the Biomedical, Life, Physical, and Social Sciences fields.
  • Anthropolgy Online (Ethnographic Video Online )  Icon
    A growing, searchable collection of over 1,300 videos covering the study of human culture and behavior including the work of many of the most influential documentary filmmakers of the 20th century, including interviews, previously unreleased raw footage, field notes, study guides, etc. This integrated website searches Ethnographic Video Volume I and Volume II
  • Anthropology Plus (EBSCOhost)  Icon
    This database offers worldwide indexing of all core periodical and lesser-known journals from the early 19th century to today, providing extensive indexing of journal articles, reports, commentaries, edited works and obituaries in the fields of social, cultural, physical, biological and linguistic anthropology, ethnology, archaeology, folklore, material culture, interdisciplinary studies, etc.This subscription is limited to five simultaneous users. Please logout when finished.
  • AnthroSource  Icon
    AnthroSource is a single database of newsletters, bulletins, and 11 peer-reviewed journals from the American Anthropological Association. 31 publications are represented in this searchable archive. Much of the material is full-text. Coverage varies for the past 100 years up to current journal issues.
  • Applied Science & Technology Abstracts  Icon
    Applied Science & Technology Abstracts™ contains indexing and abstracts for nearly 800 core English-language, scientific and technical publications back to 1983. Content includes coverage of a wide variety of applied science specialties—acoustics to aeronautics, neural networks to nuclear and civil engineering, computers and informatics and much more.
  • Archive Finder  Icon
    Includes three major resources: a directory of manuscript repositories; records from the National Union Catalogue of Manuscript Collections from the 1950s to the present covering 93,000 collections; and detailed subject indexing for over 58,000 collections in the microfiche series, the National Inventory of Documentary Sources in the United States (NIDS).
  • ArchiveGrid  Icon
    ArchiveGrid is an important destination for searching through historical documents, personal papers, and family histories held in archives around the world.
  • Art Abstracts  Icon
    Art Abstracts provides comprehensive indexing and abstracts for more than 450 international art publications, including periodicals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins. Indexing spans from 1984 to the present.
  • Art Index Retrospective: 1929-1984  Icon
    This index covers back issues of Art Index and includes citations from over 420 periodicals in English and other languages. Covering fine, decorative and commercial art, it also indexes reproductions of art works appearing in these periodicals
  • Artemis Literary Sources  Icon
    Artemis Literary Sources brings together literary databases (MLA IB, Literature Resource Center, Scribners, Twayne, and more) into a single cross searchable platform.
  • Artemis Primary Sources  Icon
    Artemis Primary Sources provides an interactive research environment that allows researchers to cross-search Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) and Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO) and to discover and analyze content in new ways.
  • ARTFL (American and French Research on the Treasury of the French Language)  Icon
    A database produced by the American and French Research on the Treasury of the French Language (University of Chicago) of nearly 2000 texts ranging from classic French literature to nonfiction and technical writing. Includes medieval and Renaissance as well as 18th, 19th, and 20th century works in many genres, such as fiction, poetry, theater, journalism, essays, correspondence and treatises
  • ArticleFirst  Icon
    Indexes from the table of contents pages over 16,000 journals in science, technology, medicine, social science, business, humanities, and popular culture. No abstracts. Coverage from 1990 to the present. Updated daily.
  • Arts and Humanities Citation Index  Icon
    (Web of Science) The Arts & Humanities Citation Index is a multidisciplinary database that indexes 1,144 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals. Coverage is from 1975 to the present.
  • ARTstor  Icon
    Contains over one million art images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences, intended for non-profit, scholarly or educational use. Institutions, organizations, and individuals from around the world have contributed collections to this searchable digital library. Tools are also provided to create presentations using ARTStor images combined with images from users personal collections.
    Open access to 701,525 e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics.
  • ASCE Library (American Society of Civil Engineers)  Icon
    This digital library provides full text access to all ASCE Journal and Conference proceedings volumes published since 1995-96. (Some journals are available going back a little further.)
  • Asian American Drama  Icon
    Full text of 252 plays by 42 playwrights, with information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more. Also included: selected playbills, production photographs and other ephemera related to the plays.
  • Asian Business and Reference (ProQuest)  Icon
    This database focuses on business and financial news from the eastern hemisphere. It covers Asian business and financial information from key international publications. Coverage :1971-Current
  • ASME Digital Library - Journals  Icon
    The ASME Digital Library is the primary repository of current and archival literature published by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
  • ASSIA: Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts
    This database spans the literature of health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations and education. The database abstracts and indexes over 500 journals and periodicals, from more than 16 countries.
  • ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library  Icon
    A vast collection of standards and technical information covering a broad range of engineering disciplines, including aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, environmental, geological, industrial, materials science, mechanical, nuclear, petroleum, soil science and solar engineering.

    Please note that we do not have online access to the previous or Redline versions. For older ASTM standards, please stop by Waldo Library to use the print versions (call number TA 401 .A653).
  • ATLA Religion  Icon
    Index to 1.7 million citations to journals and edited books as well as book reviews in the field of religious studies. Coverage from 1908 to the present, with selected records back to 1818. Updated twice a year.
  • Atlanta Constitution (1868-1945)  Icon
    Search the full-text of this newspaper by keywords or names, or limit your search to type of document such as editorials, cartoons, classifieds, birth and marriage notices, front page stories, display ads, legal notices, obituaries and the weather.
  • Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003)
    Search the full-text of this newspaper by keywords or names, or limit your search to type of document such as editorials, cartoons, classifieds, birth and marriage notices, front page stories, display ads, legal notices, obituaries and the weather.
  • Atlas of North American English  Icon
    The Atlas of North American English includes an overview of dialectical surveys, audio files and interactive maps.
  • Audio Drama: The L.A. Theatre Works Collection  Icon
    More than 240 dramatic works in streaming audio from the archive of the L.A. Theatre Works.

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