Complete List of Databases A to M

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What is a database and how can it help me?  Off-campus instructions. Problems? Call (806) 716-2330 Levelland or (806) 716-4682 Reese.    

Database: Vendor (interface): What you'll get:
Academic Search Complete EBSCO Full text articles for academic and general audience. Can limit to peer-reviewed publications.
Academic OneFile GaleGroup (Infotrac) Citations and full text articles for scholarly and general interest journals embracing all academic disciplines.
AGRICOLA  EBSCO Citations from U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library. Dates back to 1970.
Alt HealthWatch EBSCO Alternative health database that provides full text. Includes peer-reviewed journals.
America's Newspapers News Bank, Inc. Search current and archived state, national, and international full-text articles on issues, events, business, government and more with over 1,500 newspapers and other news sources including the Dallas Morning News (8/12/84-Current), Lubbock Avalanche-Journal (6/6/03-Current), and USA Today (7/1/87-Current).
American Indian Histories and Cultures AdamMatthew Search a wide range of rare and original documents including treaties, speeches, diaries, artwork, historic maps and travel journals.
American West AdamMatthew Digital primary sources from the American West.
ArchiveGrid OCLC Provides access to detailed archival collection descriptions. Researchers can learn about the contents of these collections, contact archives to arrange a visit to examine materials or order copies.
Artemis Literary Sources GaleGroup Searches Contemporary Authors, Dictionary of Literary Biography, Literary Criticism Online, Literature Resource Center, Scribner on GVRL and Twayne's Authors.
ArticleFirst OCLC Citations for academic and general audiences.
ARTstor OCLC Provides more than one million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences with an accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research.
Auto Repair Reference Center  EBSCO Content includes more than 34,000 vehicles covered from 1945 to present, drawings and step-by-step photographs, technical service bulletins & recalls issued by the original equipment vehicle manufacturer, enhanced wiring diagrams for easy viewing and printing, specifications & maintenance schedules, Labor Time Guide & Estimator, AutoIQ, Quick Tips, unlimited remote access and much more.

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Bibliography of Native North Americans EBSCO Covers native North American culture, history, and life. Citations for books, essays, journal articles, and government documents of the U.S. and Canada.
Book Review Digest Plus EBSCO H.W. Wilson Citations and Full-Text reviews of academic books from American, British and Canadian periodicals.
Business Abstracts with Full Text EBSCO H.W. Wilson Full-text articles from hundreds of key publications, and provides access to product evaluations, interviews, biographical sketches, corporate profiles, obituaries, surveys, statistical rankings, book reviews and reports .
Business Economics & Theory Collection GaleGroup (Infotrac) Journals and magazines focusing on topics in economics.  Some full text.
Business Source Complete EBSCO Includes scholarly business journals back to 1886. Collection of bibliographic and full text content.
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CAMIO OCLC Digital versions of fine and decorative art from leading museums around the world.
CINAHL  (Nursing & Allied Health) EBSCO Full text and citations for nursing and allied health periodicals. 
ClasePeriodica OCLC Index of Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities.
College & Research Libraries ALA Full-text College & Research Libraries publication.
Communications & Mass Media Collection GaleGroup (Infotrac) Over 100 journals focused on: advertising, public relations, literature, writing, and linguistics. 
Computer Database GaleGroup (Infotrac) Computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications and the application of technology.
Computer Source EBSCO Latest information and current trends in high technology. Some full text and abstracts.
Contemporary Authors GaleGroup Complete biographical and bibliographical information on U.S. and international authors
Credo Reference Credo Reference A great place to start research and will replace your need for Wikipedia. This gives you access to the articles and books the library owns (information you can use in papers) in a streamline way.
Criminal Justice Collection  GaleGroup (Infotrac) 150 journals for lawyers, law enforcement, and paralegals.
Criminal Justice  Proquest ProQuest Criminal Justice is a comprehensive database of U.S. and international criminal justice journals.

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Dictionary of Literary Biography GaleGroup Biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of influential literary figures from all eras and genres.
Directory of Open Access Journals Lund University Libraries Free, full text, international scientific and scholarly journals, covering all subjects.
Diversity Studies Collection  GaleGroup (Infotrac) This collection explores cultural differences, contributions and influences in our global community.

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eBooks on Ebsco EBSCO More than 42,000 full text electronic books.
Ebrary/e-Libro ProQuest More than 100,000 full text electonic books.
EBSCO databases  EBSCO A listing of all available databases from the EBSCO vendor. Users can select multiple databases for a simultaneous search.
EBSCO Español EBSCO (interfaz en español contraduccion de los articulos) Base de datos sobre muchos temas - incluye texto completo. Los articulos están traducidos por un programa de la computadora del inglés.  Spanish language interface for all EBSCO databases.
Education Admistration Abstracts Ebsco Not Full-Text - Citations and abstracts covering areas related to educational administration.
Educators Collection GaleGroup (Infotra) Articles cover the latest technologies, developments, instruction and coaching breakthroughs.
Electronic Collections Online (ECO) OCLC Index of scholarly journals, searchable at article level, which indicates library holdings.
Environmental Issues & Policy Collection GaleGroup (Infotrac) Journals covering viewpoints  from the scientific community, governmental policy makers and corporate interests.
ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) EBSCO Digests along with references for additional information and citations and abstracts from over 1,000 educational and education-related journals. Also available through U.S. Department of Education.
Essay and General Literature Index EBSCO (H.W. Wilson) Not Full-Text cites records contained in collections of essays and miscellaneous works published in the United States, Great Britain and Canada.
Explora for Elementry EBSCO Search interface specifically for elementry students..
Explora for High School EBSCO Search interface specifically for High School students.

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Family Studies Abstracts Ebsco Not Full-Text Citations and abstracts covering essential areas related to family studies.
Films on Demand: History Video Collection Infobase History subject streaming videos.
Fine Arts & Music Collection GaleGroup Full text coverage in journals and magazines. Art history, music, drama and filmmaking are covered
FirstSearch databases OCLC Collection of 11 OCLC databases.
Fuente Academica  EBSCO Provides full text coverage for scholarly Spanish language journals.
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia   EBSCO Encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

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Gale Legal Forms GaleGroup Legal forms across the most popular legal areas with a comprehensive attorney state directory and a dictionary of legal definitions.
Gale Literature databases GaleGroup Collection of 3 Gale databases: Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism and Dictionary of Literary Biography.
Gale Power Search GaleGroup Search 28 databases at once covering almost all the Gale content.
Gale Virtual Reference Library  GaleGroup Database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
Gardening, Landscape & Horticulture Collection GaleGroup (Infotrac) Almost 50 journals focusing on horticulture, gardening and landscaping. 
General Reference Center Gold GaleGroup (Infotrac) Collection of newspapers, reference books, magazines, and trade publications covering areas of general interest. 
General OneFile  GaleGroup (Infotrac) General database with over 6,300 full-text articles from 11,000 periodicals.
General Science Collection GaleGroup (Infotrac) 200 journals covering the latest scientific developments. 
Glassdoor - Company Salaries, Reviews, and Interview Questions Glassdoor A comprehensive career resource with information on thousands of companies. Glassdoor includes salary and bonuses and details for specific jobs at specific companies, as well as actual interview questions and hiring process details.
GPO Monthly Catalog OCLC Citations for government publications.
GreenFILE OCLC Focus on the relationship between human beings and the environment. Scholarly and general interest.

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Handbook of Texas Texas State Historical Association Multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography and culture.
Health Reference Center Academic GaleGroup (Infotrac) Collection of health and fitness magazines, medical and professional periodicals, and select reference materials. Abstracts and full-text formats.
Health Source: Consumer Edition EBSCO Full text articles on the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition EBSCO Scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines as well as abstracts and indexing for other journals.
HeritageQuest Online Proquest  Collection of digitized research material to help trace family lineage and American culture. Full text place and person information.
Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center EBSCO "How-to" instructions and creative ideas from over 1,500 magazines and books, 720 videos, and 3,000 recipes.
Home Improvement Reference Center EBSCO Full-text content from leading home improvement magazines images not found anywhere else online, and videos of popular home repair projects.
Humanities Full Text EBSCO H.W. Wilson Encompasses all fields of the humanities, covering topics including art, classical studies, dance, film, journalism, philosophy, religion and much, much more..

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Information Science & Library Issues Collection GaleGroup (Infotrac) Journals for information professionals with topics such as data processing techniques and metadata architectures.
Information Science & Technology Abstracts EBSCO ISTA indexes journal articles from publications plus books, research reports, and conference proceedings and patents.
Insurance & Liability Collection   GaleGroup (Infotrac) Journals covering the topics of labor relations, mortgage banking, legal issues and more.

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Learning Express Library Learning Express Access over 800 online practice tests and interactive skillbuilding tutorials in 9 specialty centers. Tests include: THEA, EMT-Basic, Paramedic, Police Officer Exam, NCLEX-RN, Physical Therapist Assistant, US Citizenship and many more. Job & Career Accelerator is included.
Legal Collection EBSCO Full text for scholarly law journals. Information on current issues, studies, thoughts and trends of the legal world.
Legal Information Reference Center EBSCO Full-text legal reference books for the everyday user.
Lexis Nexis Reed Elsevier Inc Full text documents from news, business, legal, medical and reference publications.
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts Lund University Libraries LISTA indexes journal articles from publications plus books, research reports, and conference proceedings dating back to 1966.
Library of Texas Texas State Library and Archives Commission Search multiple Texas library catalogs and the TexShare Databases.
Literary Criticism Online
Prevously Contemporary Literary Criticism
GaleGroup Critical essays on contemporary authors, with biographical, critical, principal works, and further study information.
Literary Reference Center Ebsco Full-text database provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and time frames.
Literature Resource Center  GaleGroup Full text literary criticism and author biographical articles.

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MAS Ultra - School Edition EBSCO Image collection of photos, maps and flags. Full text for general interest and current events publications. Pamphlets, reference books, biographies, primary source documents are also included.
MasterFILE Premier EBSCO Full text articles as well as an image collection, reference, biographies, and primary source documents.
MedicLatina EBSCO Spanish language collection of medical research and investigative journals published by Latin American medical publishers.
MedCom MedCom/TrainEx Medcom/Trainex is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
MEDLINE EBSCO Access to information from all journals indexed in the National Library of Medicine’s MEDLINE file. Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) index is also included.
Micromedex Clinical Knowledge Suite Truven Health Analytics Micromedex 2.0 and CareNotes System are available..
Middle Search Plus EBSCO Image collection of photos, maps and flags. Provides full text from popular magazines for middle and junior high school research. Also contains  biographies and primary source documents.
Military & Government Collection EBSCO Information pertaining to branches of the military and government from periodicals, academic journals and other content sites. Full text articles and abstracts.
Military & Intelligence Database GaleGroup (Infotrac) Over 500 titles and 7 million articles with links to related outside sources. 
Modern Language Association (MLA) EBSCO International bibliography. Citations for books and articles on language and literature.

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Definition of Database: A database is a collection of information organized and searchable so that you can easily find what you are looking for. An example of a database would be a phone book. It is organized alphabetically by last name or by subject. In libraries, databases are used to find articles and citations.

Libraries subscribe to databases that provide the same information that periodical indexes in print form provide. Databases (believe it or not) actually make research easier. In the past, researches would search for information by first selecting the multi-volume print index they wanted to use and then searching each year's volume to find what was published that year on their subject.

Now indexes can be searched online by entering keywords into a search engine. The search engine then retrieves relevant citations and often times the full text of the article. Searches can often be limited to a specific publication, a set of dates, peer reviewed publications, or a particular language.

Definition of Citation:A citation is a statement that gives researchers the information they need to locate a book, video, or an article. A citation tells you how to find the article, it does not give you the text of the article.

In the following example of a citation, Andrew DuBrock is the author, "Singing and Playing at the Same Time" is the title of the article, and Acoustic Guitar is the title of the publication the article was published in.  If you wanted to read this article, you would first find out if South Plains College Library subscribed to Acoustic Guitar (we do!), then you would locate the July 2009 issue, turn to page 40 and there would be the article. 

DuBrock, Andrew.  "Singing and playing at the same time."  Acoustic Guitar.  July 2009, p 40-42.


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