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Article Databases By Name

ABI/INFORM Collection
Business research from journals, trade publications, market research reports, dissertations, and working papers.

AccessScience
9,000+ encyclopedia articles and research updates, plus videos, animations, charts, and images, as well as biographies of scientists.

African-American Poetry
Poems from 1750-1900 including Lucy Terry Prince, Phillis Wheatley, Jupiter Hammon, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and more.

American Film Institute Catalog
The most comprehensive and detailed national filmography in the world.

American Poetry
Find poems written from 1650-1920. Includes Anne Bradstreet, Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allan Poe, Phillis Wheatley, Walt Whitman and Herman Melville.

American Slavery
Includes a selection of over 4,000 slave narratives, related sources, and an archives of Folk Culture Sound Recordings.  

Canadian Newsstream
Over 300 Canadian newspapers from Canada's leading publishers, including the complete available electronic backfile for most newspapers, providing full access to the articles, columns, editorials and features.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
Full access to The Chronicle's website, all content from the print version, a searchable archive of past content, all data from the annual Almanac, and more.  

CQ Researcher
Includes in-depth articles that contain unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, the economy, and other relevant issues in the news.

CQ Weekly
Contains weekly reports on the world's most powerful legislative body that date back to 1983.

eBooks on EBSCO
Over 150,000 fiction, reference, scholarly, and professional books online.

ebrary Academic and Public Library Complete
Scholarly titles supporting student and faculty research, and general nonfiction on topics such as school & studying, career development, arts & leisure, and practical life skills.

English Poetry
Find poems written from 600 to 1900 including Thomas Percy, Walter Scott, Robert Dodsley, Francis Turner Palgrave, and more.

Faber Poetry Library
Find poems written by modern poets such as Wendy Cope, T. S. Eliot, Thom Gunn, Seamus Heaney, Ted Hughes, Tom Paulin, Sylvia Plath and more.

FIAF International Index to Film
This essential tool for film studies, created by the International Federation of Film Archives, indexes more than 300,000 articles from 300 of the world's foremost academic and popular film journals, dating from 1972 onward.

Film Index International
Contains the BFI's most up to date film and person index, with records from 1900 to the present.

Films On Demand
Thousands of high quality videos on business & economics, health & medicine, humanities & social sciences, and science & mathematics, as well as travel and fitness programming, home and how-to videos, indie films, and popular music performances. Includes Oscar, Emmy and Peabody award winning documentaries, interviews, instructional and vocational training videos, historical speeches and newsreels.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Searchable collection of online reference titles.

The Guardian and The Observer
Full text of articles from 1791 - 2003

International Index to Music Periodicals Full Text
IIMP Full Text is a music journal resource with more than half a million indexed articles, plus detailed abstracts and full text from 1874 to current, covering the scholarly to the popular.

International Index to Performing Arts Full Text
The International Index to Performing Arts (IIPA) is a comprehensive guide to the journal literature on performing arts--drama, theater, dance, film, television, and more.

International Newsstream
Information from more than 660 of the world's top newspapers.

JSTOR
Includes academic journals containing full-text articles from the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.

Learning Express Library
Contains practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information to aid the learning process.

LexisNexis Academic
Provides access to news, business, and legal publications, using a variety of flexible search options.

Literature Resource Center
Articles, critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, and biographies covering authors, their works, and literary movements.

MLA International Bibliography
Covers literature, language and linguistics, folklore, literary theory and criticism, dramatic arts, as well as the historical aspects of printing and publishing. Listings on rhetoric and composition and the history, theory, and practice of teaching language and literature are also included.

Morningstar Investment Research Center
Includes research and independent opinions on thousands of mutual funds, stocks, and hundreds of ETFs. 

Natural Medicines
Evidence-based reviews on dietary supplements and complementary and alternative medicine therapies including herbs, supplements, vitamins, diets, nutrition, exercise, and complementary practices and modalities.

NC Live Video Collection
Online videos from PBS including Ken Burns documentaries, Masterpiece Theater, Scientific American, American Experience, and more.

New York Times Archive (1851-2011)
Full articles from the New York Times (1851-2011).

New York Times Current (1980-now)
Full articles from the New York Times (1980-current).

North American Women's Letters and Diaries
Includes the immediate experiences of 1,325 women and 150,000 pages of diaries and letters.

North Carolina Periodicals Index
Selectively indexes about 60 periodicals published in North Carolina, covering subjects in the arts and humanities, social sciences, and physical and natural sciences.

Oxford Reference Online Premium
Reference titles in core subject areas, including quick reference articles, illustrations, photographs, line diagrams, maps, and tables.

Philosopher's Index
The Philosopher's Index is a bibliographic database with informative, author-written abstracts covering scholarly research in all areas of philosophy.

Pronuniciator
Language learning for 80 languages and ESL for 50 non-English languages, including audio lessons, interactive textbooks, quizzes, phrasebooks and pronunciation analysis. Users must create a personal account to use this resource.

ProQuest Accounting, Tax & Banking Collection
Provides centralized access to top journals, reference reports, proceedings, dissertations and more, including over 2,350 publications with hundreds in full text.

ProQuest Arts & Humanities Database
Covers Art, Architecture, Design, History, Philosophy, Music, Literature, Theatre, and Cultural Studies.

ProQuest Asian & European Business Collection
Includes business and finance topics across Asia and Europe. 

ProQuest Australia & New Zealand Database
Academic journal articles published by scholarly organizations and educational institutions in Australia and New Zealand.

ProQuest Biology Database
Research on animal behavior, aquatic life and fisheries, biochemistry, ecology, plant science, toxicology, virology, microbiology, health and safety science, entomology, and more.

ProQuest Business Market Research Collection
Contains company, industry, economic, and geopolitical market research from Hoover's Company Profiles, OxResearch from Oxford Analystica, and Snapshots.

ProQuest Career & Technical Education Database
Vocational information on technical topics, such as computing science, healthcare, building trades, auto mechanics, sales and retail, accounting, graphic design, and photography.

ProQuest Central
The ultimate cross-disciplinary research tool, ProQuest Central brings together 30 of our most highly used databases to create the largest single academic research resource available today.

ProQuest Computing Database
From peer-reviewed journals to gray literature, including conference papers through to trade journals and relevant reports. Facilitates everything from comprehensive literature reviews to simple Google-style searches with full-text results.

ProQuest Continental Europe Database
Academic journal articles published by scholarly organizations and educational institutions in many European countries.

ProQuest Criminal Justice Database
Research on crime, its causes and impacts, legal and social implications, as well as litigation and crime trends.

ProQuest East & Central Europe Database
Academic journal articles published by scholarly organizations and educational institutions in East European and Central European countries.

ProQuest East & South Asia Database
Academic journal articles published by scholarly organizations and educational institutions in East Asian and South Asian countries.

ProQuest Education Database
Research on primary, secondary, and higher education, as well as special education, home schooling, adult education, and hundreds of related topics.

ProQuest Entrepreneurship Database
Information for entrepreneurs and researchers that includes business start-up plans, video clips, journals, business cases, and more.

ProQuest Environmental Science Collection
Covering all aspects of this multidisciplinary field, the resource facilitates everything from comprehensive literature reviews to simple searches with full-text results and accommodates the needs of researchers of all levels.

ProQuest Family Health Database
Covers an enormous range of subjects -- from sports injuries to women's health, from food and nutrition to midwifery, from eye care to dentistry.

ProQuest Health & Medical Collection
Source for vital clinical, biomedical, and health journals.

ProQuest Health Management Database
Provides reliable and relevant resources for researchers studying the field of health administration.

ProQuest India Database
Comprehensive resource providing scholarly articles published in India.

ProQuest Latin America & Iberia Database
Contains academic articles published in many Latin American countries, Spain, and Portugal.

ProQuest Library Science Database
Contains 125+ leading library and information science journal titles.

ProQuest Linguistics Database
Contains journals covering phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and other linguistic subjects.

ProQuest Middle East & Africa Database
Contains academic articles published in many Middle Eastern and African countries.

ProQuest Military Database
Wide-ranging, full-text military resources.

ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Database
Designed to offer multiple credible data sources for the everyday learning of nursing students and researchers. Contains a mix of content – journals, videos, dissertations, e-books, study paths, and more.

ProQuest Political Science Database
Over 460 leading political science and international relations journals.

ProQuest Psychology Database
Clinical and social psychology articles on topics such as genetics, psychology of business and economics, communication, criminology, addiction, neurology, social welfare, and more.

ProQuest Public Health Database
Provides access to the core literature in the field of public health.

ProQuest Religion Database
Religious news and information, informative details on doctrines and philosophies, and scholarly reports on religious history and related archaeology.

ProQuest Research Library
A multidisciplinary resource featuring a diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and other timely sources across the top 150 subject areas.

ProQuest Science Database
A definitive resource for students studying both the applied and general sciences.

ProQuest Social Science Database
Research covering topics in sociology, social work, anthropology, and politics.

ProQuest Sociology Database
Sociological and social work research including culture and social structure, history and theory of sociology, social psychology, substance abuse and addiction, and more.

ProQuest Telecommunications Database
Covers topics including computer applications, data communications and data transmission systems, electronic data processing, information science and information theory, radio and television.

ProQuest Turkey Database
Contains academic articles published in Turkey.

ProQuest UK & Ireland Database
Contains academic articles published in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.

PsycArticles
Contains articles from journals published by various Psychological Associations on the topics of Behavioral & Social Sciences: Psychology, Clinical Medicine: Psychiatry, and Pharmacology: Psychopharmacology.  All of the full text in this database feeds into PsycInfo, so it is probably better to go there instead.

PsycBooks
Contains thousands of scholarly books published by the American Psychological Association.  Updated every month with new titles. 

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
Provides extensive scholarly articles in psychology, behavioral sciences, and related fields.  Note that all of the full text in this database feeds into PsycInfo, so it is probably best to go there instead.

PsycInfo 
Contains abstracts of literature in the field of Psychology including journal articles, books, peer-reviewed journal articles, reports, and dissertations.

ReferenceUSA
Reference and research tool providing instant, real-time access to accurate, in-depth information on 24 million U.S. businesses and 235 million U.S. residents. ReferenceUSA makes it faster and easier to find new business opportunities, research executives and companies, find news articles, conduct job searches, research papers, locate addresses and phone numbers, conduct market research and much more.

Science In Context
Reference content plus magazines, journals, news sources, experiments, and more. Covering earth science, life science, space, technology, mathematics, science history, and biography.

Simply Map
Web-based mapping application that lets you create professional-quality maps and reports using demographic, business, and marketing data.

SIRS Knowledge Source Package
Search all four SIRS databases at once for articles, primary sources, websites and graphics to support students with research, study and homework.

Statistical Abstract of the United States
An authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States.

Twentieth Century African-American Poetry
62 of the most important African-American poets of the last century: Langston Hughes, Jean Toomer, Imamu Amiri Baraka, Audre Lorde and Rita Dove.

Twentieth Century American Poetry
A database of modern and contemporary American poetry from the early twentieth century to the present. Presently includes 36,000 poems drawn from 460 volumes by 217 poets.

Twentieth Century English Poetry
Modernist poems (1900-1999): W.B. Yeats, Rudyard Kipling, Wilfred Owen, Robert Graves, A.E. Housman, D.H. Lawrence, Carol Ann Duffy, and more.

US Newsstream (1980-now)
Access the most influential and well-respected news resources from around the country without paywalls.

Wall Street Journal
Includes page-by-page images and articles from the journal dating back to 1984.

WorldCat
Contains the records of books, journals, musical scores, computer data files, magazines, newspapers, computer programs, manuscripts, sound recordings, films and slides, maps, and videotapes from various libraries around the world.

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