Complete List of Databases N to Z

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Database: Vendor (interface): What you'll get:
Natural & Alternative Treatments EBSCO Information on herbs and supplements, functional foods, and other alternative therapies such as acupuncture and homeopathy. Contains articles on medical conditions.
Newspaper Source  EBSCO Has selected full text from national and international newspapers. Also contains full text television & radio news transcripts, and selected full text from regional newspapers.
Nursing & Allied Health  GaleGroup (Infotrac) Articles on all aspects of the Nursing profession from patient care to administration.

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OAIster  OCLC Part of an open archive initive it is a database that includes audio files, movies, digitized books and articles, images and datasets.
Opposing Viewpoints Gale Opposing Viewpoints features continuously updated viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

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PapersFirst OCLC An index of papers presented at conferences worldwide from 1993 to the present.
Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Collection GaleGroup (Infotrac) Information on proven treatment techniques, experimental research theses and more.
Play Index EBSCO (H.W. Wilson) Citations ONLY of one-act plays, pageants, plays in verse, radio and television plays, classic drama and monologues from playwrights such as Shakespeare, Aeschylus and Euripides, Moliere and many more.
Pop Culture Collection GaleGroup (Infotrac) Full text coverage from periodicals in social science, history, and art.
ProceedingsFirst OCLC An index created by the British Library of worldwide conference proceedings.
Primary Search EBSCO Full text from popular magazines for elementary school research dating as far back as 1990.
Professional Development Collection EBSCO Collection of high quality education journals, including peer-reviewed titles. Also has educational reports.
Proquest Platform ProQuest Search Criminal Justice Database and SciTech Premium Collection at the same time.
Psychology Collection GaleGroup (Infotrac) Full text periodicals focused on how the mind develops and diminishes over time.
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection EBSCO Full text publications, including peer-reviewed titles.
PubMed National Library of Medicine Citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950s. Includes links to full text articles and other related resources.

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Race Relations Abstracts EBSCO Not Full-Text Citations and abstracts covering fundamental areas relevant to race relations.
RBM: A journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage ALA Full-text RBM publication.
Regional Business News EBSCO Full text for regional business publications.
Religion and Philosophy Collection EBSCO Full text journals, including peer-reviewed titles.
Religion & Philosophy Collection  GaleGroup (Infotrac) Coverage of different religions, philosophies and how they impact our daily lives.

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Science & Technology Collection EBSCO Full text journals covering aeronautics, astrophysics, chemistry, computer technology, geology, aviation, physics, archaeology, and materials science.
Science inContext Gale Science articles, topics and more.
SciTech Collection Premium ProQuest Collection includes the Natural Science Collection and the Technology Collection and provides full-text titles from around the world.
Scribner Writers GaleGroup Access to original and detailed bio-critical essays on the lives and works of authors from around the world.
Serials Directory EBSCO Most up-to-date and accurate bibliographic information as well as current pricing structures for popular serials.
Short Story Criticism GaleGroup The complete Short Story Criticism collection digitized and indexed by author, story and keyword search.
Short Story Index EBSCO (H.W. Wilson) Full-text of 5,000 short stories and indexing for more than 4,200 collections and anthologies.
Small Business Reference Center EBSCO Full-text periodicals and reference books along with videos to help small business and entrepreneurs.
Small Engine Repair Reference Center EBSCO Full-text repair guides to offer assistance in providing routine maintenance (tune-ups, brake service, etc.) as well as extensive repairs (engine and transmission disassembly) and allows users to search by product type, brand, model/engine type, specific area of model/engine type, and model numbers.
StatRef! EBSCO Full-text medical books and access to BoardVitals.

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Teacher Reference Center (TRC) EBSCO Journal information for K-12 teachers and librarians. Provides coverage on key education topics. Teaching Books Resources for educators to support the use of trade children's books. Book trailers, interviews with authors, name pronunciation and much more. This database does not contain full-text children's books.
Texas Digital Sanborn Maps Proquest  Find current and historic maps for various towns, counties, and regions of Texas.
Texas Reference Center EBSCO Full text journals and books about Texas history, ethnic & cultural diversity, gender studies, literature, public health, business as well as home & garden and sports & leisure.
TexShare Database List TexShare List of databases provided through TexShare Database subscription.
Thinkfinity Verizon Foundation Explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics. Full text from diverse sources.
TOPICsearch EBSCO Quick and easy access to the highest-quality teaching and learning materials, sharing resources and ideas in an on line community, at-home activities for parents and students, and professional development training.
Tourism, Hospitality & Leisure Collection GaleGroup (Infotrac) Industry journals providing well rounded coverage of the hospitality and tourism field.
Twayne's Authors Series GaleGroup Features the content of nearly 600 books that comprise three print series.
Twentieth-Century Poetry Proquest  American and English collections. Entire text of each poem is included.

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Vocational & Career Collection EBSCO Full text coverage from trade and industry-related periodicals.
Vocations, Careers & Technical Education Collection  GaleGroup (Infotrac) This collection provides content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.

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War and Terrorism Collection GaleGroup (Infotrac) Articles covering the history of conflicts and their causes. 
Westlaw  (Reese only)  Thomson West Requires password and ID assigned by instructor. Legal resources for paralegals.  Available to legal assisting students only.
WorldCat OCLC Catalog of books and other materials found in libraries worldwide.
World News Digest Infobase More than seven decades of authoritative news summaries and background articles.

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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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