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Article Databases

  • America: History & Life
    Provides some full text coverage and abstracts for periodical literature in United States and Canadian history.
  • Academic Search Complete
    Offers coverage on a wide-range of topics including social sciences, humanities, education, and science. Can be searched simultaneously with America: History & Life.
    This archive provides full text online access to back issues of selected scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences. NOTE: 2-5 years of current journals are NOT available here.
  • Sociological Abstracts
    Abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Coverage: 1952-
  • Business Source Complete
    A good starting point for articles from scholarly journals, industry and trade publications, and business magazines. Indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals back as far as 1886.
  • EconLit
    Provides bibliographic coverage of a wide range of economics-related journals, books, and dissertations, Coverage: 1969-
  • PAIS International *
    The subjects include government, international relations, legislation, political science, statistics, and related areas.
  • Web of Science *
    Provides access to Social Sciences Citation Index (1956-present); Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1975-present); and Science Citation Index(1945-present).
  • Worldwide Political Science Abstracts *
    National and International Politics. Coverage 1975-
  • Westlaw Campus
    A collection of primary and secondary legal research materials that includes federal and state case law, court rules, statutory and regulatory materials, reference publications, and full text legal periodicals as well as legal guides and information for pre-law students
  • LexisNexis Academic
    Click on the left hand side for "U.S. Legal" to get to the law section

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  • Ad Access
    Print ads "for over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955.
  • AdViews
    AdViews is a digital archive of television commercials (1950s to the 1980s).
  • LIFE photo archive
    Collection of newly-digitized images owned by LIFE dating back to the 1750s. Eventually will include 10 million images.
  • Vogue Archive
    Coverage: 1892- current issue (As of 9/19/11 this database is about 45% complete, new content being added daily.)

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