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Academic OneFile (Gale) is a "source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects, Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text with no restrictions, researchers are able to find accurate information quickly. Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995. Updated daily."

Academic Search Complete is a scholarly full-text and bibliographic database with coverage of astronomy, religion, law, history, psychology, humanities, current events, sociology, communications and the general sciences. This databases includes "more than 8,600 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,500 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc."

Academic Universe from Lexis-Nexis is a major full-text resource for news, business, health, biographical, and legal topics. 

  • Newspapers (National, international, and regional)

  • Periodicals (General interest, health, business, and legal)

  • Company profiles and financial reports

  • Legal materials (federal and state cases and codes including MCA

AccessScience provides "access to all the articles, fully illustrated, from the latest edition of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, Research Updates from the McGraw-Hill Yearbooks, thousands of illustrations, and the latest Science News® headlines, biographies, and more."

ACS Publications (American Chemical Society) includes "nearly 50 journals for the world's largest and most influential scientific society, providing the worldwide scientific community with cutting-edge research from the most-cited, peer-reviewed publications in the chemical and related sciences."

Agricola (Ebsco) is a bibliographic index for agricultural topics. This version of the index includes some full-text articles.

Agricola (USDA National Agricultural Library) is a bibliographic index for agricultural topics. 

Agricultural Science Collection (ProQuest) "This collection contains agricultural science related full-text articles, granular access to figures and tables within articles, and the entire range of bibliographic records from AGRICOLA. AGRICOLA is the definitive bibliographic database to agricultural science literature." Databases included are AGRICOLA (1970-Current), ProQuest Agriculture Journals (1998-Current) and ProQuest Deep Indexing: Agricultural Science.

ALLData Online is an automotive database containing automotive diagnostic and repair information.  Access the latest Technical Service Bulletins and print wiring diagrams on 8 1/2" x 11" paper.  NOTE:  This database is only accessible on-campus.  There is no proxy access for this database due to licensing restrictions. Use Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox, may not work with other browsers.

American Periodicals "contains periodicals published between 1740 and 1940, including special interest and general magazines, literary and professional journals, children's and women's magazines and many other historically-significant periodicals."

American State Papers, 1789-1838 is a full text database containing Legislative and executive documents, many originating from the important period between 1789 and the beginning of the U.S. Congressional Serial Set in 1817.

Archive of Americana contains the full text of historical books, pamphlets, broadsides, newspapers, government documents and ephemera printed in America over three centuries. This database is divided into 3 databases--American State Papers, 1789-1838; U.S. Congressional Serials Set, 1817-1994; and the Serials Set Maps.

ArticleFirst  (1990- ) indexes over 12,000 periodical articles in science, technology, medicine, social science, business, the humanities, and popular culture. It includes some brief abstracts but not full text.

ARTstor Digital Library Charter Collection includes "content from educational and cultural institutions around the world to develop a repository of images that will include collections from a wide variety of civilizations, time-periods, and media". 

Auto Repair Reference Center contains complete automotive repair information supplied by Nichols Publishing, publisher of Chilton information.  Auto Repair Reference Center contains information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles, with repair information for most vintage makes starting as far back as 1954. "New repair procedures, TSBs and updates are added to the product on a regular basis. All of the content in ARRC has been created by ASE certified technicians."

Biography and Genealogy Master Index "enables users to locate biographical entries contained in more than 1,000 volumes and editions of important current and retrospective biographical reference sources. This index contains citations that point to over 15 million biographies on nearly 5 million people, living and deceased, from all time periods, geographical locations, and fields of endeavor."

Biography Reference Center "offers a comprehensive collection of more than 461,000 full-text biographies including actors, authors, composers, explorers, figures relevant to U.S. & world history, inventors, musicians, Presidents of the United States, current world leaders and many others."

Biological & Agricultural Index (1983- ) is a bibliographic database that cites articles from more than 250 periodicals. BAI indexes English-language periodicals published in the United States and elsewhere. Periodical coverage includes a wide range of scientific journals, from popular to professional, that pertain to biology and agriculture. About 45 percent of the focus is on agriculture.

British Periodicals "provides access to the searchable full text of hundreds of periodicals from the late seventeenth century to the early twentieth, comprising millions of high-resolution facsimile page images. Topics covered include literature, philosophy, history, science, the social sciences, music, art, drama, archaeology and architecture."

Business & Company Resource Center  "Business and Company Resource Center is a fully integrated resource bringing together company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals. Search this database to find detailed company and industry news and information."

Business Insights: Essentials combines all of the content formerly found in Business & Company Resource Center with a new interface designed around the research goals and workflows of your diverse business research community. Easily find information on companies, industries and more in the context of timely news, statistical data, and in-depth reports.

Business Source Complete  "Included as part of the comprehensive coverage offered by this database are indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals, dating back as far as 1886. In addition to the searchable cited references provided for more than 1,300 journals, Business Source Complete contains detailed author profiles for the 40,000 most-cited authors in the database. Journal ranking studies reveal that Business Source Complete is the overwhelmingly superior database for full-text journals in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. Additional full-text, non-journal content includes financial data, books, monographs, major reference works, conference proceedings, case studies, investment research reports, industry reports, market research reports, country reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses, faculty seminars (videos), and more."


CINAHL with Full Text (Ebsco) (1982- ) provides indexing and abstracting for over 1,600 current nursing and allied health journals and other publications dating back to 1982.  This version of the CINAHL database includes full-text articles for selected journals, and links to articles in other Ebsco databases, to which this library subscribes.

Chronicle of Higher Education is an online, full-text version of the newspaper by the same name.

Consumer Health Complete "provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. This full-text database covers topics such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children's health, men & women's health, etc."

Contemporary Women's Issues (CWI) is "a multidisciplinary, full-text database that brings together relevant content from mainstream periodicals, "gray" literature, and the alternative press -- with a focus on the critical issues and events that influence women's lives in more than 190 countries."

CQ Electronic Library search the following CQ databases with one search.

CQ Historic Documents (1972-) "includes approximately one hundred documents covering the most significant events of the year. These documents range from presidential speeches, international agreements, and Supreme Court decisions to U.S. governmental reports, scientific findings, and cultural discussions."

CQ Researcher contains "original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues in the news. Founded in 1923 as Editorial Research Reports, CQ Researcher is noted for its in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy."

CQ Weekly contains "in-depth reports on issues looming on the congressional horizon, plus a complete wrap up the previous week's news, including the status of bills in play, behind-the-scenes maneuvering, committee and floor activity, debates and all roll-call votes."  

Credo Reference "is a vast, online reference library, providing access to the full text of hundreds of highly regarded and popular titles. And Credo brings the facts alive with images, sound files, animations, videos and much more. Find speedy, simple answers and authoritative, in-depth articles. Credo Reference contains dictionaries, bilingual dictionaries, thesauri, encyclopaedias, quotations and atlases, plus a wide range or subject-specific titles covering everything from accounting to zoology, via maps, math, management, martial arts, media studies, medicine, mountains, moons, music, multimedia, mythology."

Criminal Justice Abstracts (EBSCO) "includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to criminal justice and criminology. Criminal Justice Abstracts contains more than 400,000 records selected from the most important sources within the discipline. Subject areas covered include: criminology; criminal justice; criminal law and procedure; corrections and prisons; police and policing; criminal investigation; forensic sciences and investigation."

Ebrary Academic Complete is an electronic book collection containing more than 80,000 multidisciplinary titles in full-text format. These books can be searched by author, title, subject or keyword. Limited printing of pages is allowed. Books may be downloaded on your PC and selected ebook readers via Adobe Digital Editions. The access period is 14 days.

EBSCO ebooks (electronic book collection) is an electronic book collection containing approximately 6,000 multidisciplinary titles in full-text format. These books can be searched by author, title, subject or keyword. Limited printing of pages is allowed. This collection does include numerous Montana history titles.

Educator's Reference Complete (Gale) "is a selection of more than 450 full-text academic journals, hundreds of full-text reports, and many premier reference sources. Included content focuses on educational principles, child development and psychology, and best practices in education."

Encyclopedia Britannica Online searches include Encyclopædia Britannica and Britannica Concise Encyclopedia articles as well as media, Web sites, and videos. Also included are magazine and journals articles from EBSCO and Proquest, and from Merriam-Webster, results for the dictionary and thesaurus as well as the notable quotations.

Environment Complete (EBSCO) "offers deep coverage in applicable areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more."

ERIC (OCLC) (1966- ) is a bibliographic and abstracts database covering the field of education. It includes citations to educational journal articles and educational documents. Many of the documents published since 1996 are also available in full-text format. Most of the earlier documents are filed by their ED number in the microfiche cabinets on the Main Floor of the library. The Library offers access to 4 versions of the ERIC database:

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia "this database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas."


Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Because each library creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different libraries (your school, your public library, or your office).

Global Health "is a public health database that provides information on international health, biomedical life sciences, non-communicable diseases, public health nutrition, food safety and hygiene, and much more. This database contains more than 1.2 million records dating back to 1973." The Global Health Archive is "produced by CABI Publishing, is comprised of 6 printed abstract journals produced between 1912 and 1983 and includes over 800,000 records. Global Health Archive provides information on public health, tropical and communicable diseases, nutrition, helminthology, entomology, and mycology."

GreenFILE "Multidisciplinary by nature, GreenFILE draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more."

GPO Catalog of Publications [Government Pubs] (1976- ) is a bibliographic database of U.S. federal government documents published by the Government Printing Office. Many of these are available in the library.  They can be found in the Documents Section on the Lower Level arranged by their SuDoc number.

HathiTrust Digital Library is a digital preservation repository that provides long-term preservation and access for public domain and in-copyright content from a variety of sources. Approximately 20% of the items are available in a full-text format. For items that are not, request through Interlibrary Loan. Contact the library staff for assistance.

Health and Wellness Resource Center "Use this Resource Center to find magazines, journals, newspapers, definitions, directories, and information on: Fitness, Pregnancy, Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Occupational Health and Safety, Alcohol and Drug abuse, Prescription Drugs, Herbal remedies, and alternative or complementary treatments, etc. Included are links to diet, cancer, and health assessment sites as well as government databases. Material contained in this Resource Center is intended for informational purposes only."

Health Source: Consumer Edition "is a rich collection of consumer health information. This database covers topics such as AIDS, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, aging, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children's health, women's health, etc."

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition "provides nearly 550 scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong."

Historical New York Times -- see New York Times (Historical) for database description.

Historical San Francisco Chronicle -- see San Francisco Chronicle (Historical) for database description.

History Reference Center "features full text for more than 1,990 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers. The database also includes full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals. Additional resources include nearly 57,000 historical documents, more than 77,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 37,000 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video."

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center "offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines, including Bead & Button, Creative Knitting, FineScale Modeler, Quilter's World and many more."

Home Improvement Reference Center "features full-text content from leading home improvement magazines images not found anywhere else online, and videos of popular home repair projects. All of the content is organized in a powerful, easy-to-use manner so that users can quickly gain the information they need."

Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective: 1907-1984 "offers a broad range of subject coverage in the humanities and social sciences with high-quality indexing of more than 1,300,000 articles in nearly 1,100 periodicals, dating as far back as 1907, as well as citations of over 240,000 book reviews."

IEEE Explore Digital Library "is a powerful resource for discovery and access to scientific and technical content published by IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and its publishing partners. IEEE Xplore provides Web access to almost 3-million full-text documents from some of the world's most highly cited publications in electrical engineering, computer science and electronics. The content in IEEE Xplore comprises 151 journals, over 900 conference proceedings, more than 3,400 technical standards, over 400 ebooks and 200 educational courses. Approximately 25,000 new documents are added to IEEE Xplore each month."


Journals @ OVID Index and Database (1996- ) "The database is an aggregate of hundreds of scientific, technical, and medical journals from over 50 publishers and societies.  Journals@Ovid is updated daily to ensure access to the most recently published issues. Journals@Ovid offers coverage from 1996 to the present for many journals, and the coverage of some journals dates back as far as 1993."

JSTOR is a collection of full text scholarly journals with coverage in the humanities, social sciences, science, education and mathematics fields.  See the Journal List for titles included in the database.

Juvenile Journal Indexes can be used to search magazines, newspapers, and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, etc. These databases are designed to be used by K-12 students.

  • MAS Ultra - School Edition is "designed specifically for high school libraries, contains full text for nearly 500 popular high school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for 85,670 biographies and over 107,000 primary source documents. MAS Ultra™ – School Edition also contains more than 360 reference books.
  • Middle Search Plus "contains full text for more than 140 popular middle school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Additionally, Middle Search Plus contains primary source documents, reference books and thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags."
  • Primary Search "contains full text for more than 80 popular elementary school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). The database includes thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags."
  • Kids Search "makes it easier for students to look for their subjects of interest by automatically searching across all applicable databases simultaneously. Important features and functionality of Kids Search include a completely new, visually appealing look and feel; the ability to search by topic, subtopic, or keywords; simultaneous searching across all subscribed databases; the ability to sort results by relevance, as well as by date; the option of filtering search results by source type; and the ability to add search results, images, or persistent links to searches to the Folder."
  • Searchasaurus "is an exciting and easy way for young researchers to experience online searching. It is an animated interface with a dinosaur theme that encourages students to enhance and develop basic search methodologies. Students will be riveted by the colorful, animated interface, complete with erupting volcanoes and a dinosaur guide, as they gather information on a wide range of topics. Searchasaurus offers Lexile limiters (reading level), making it easy for students to read and research only appropriately challenging materials."
  • Student Research Center is " designed specifically for secondary education students, according to their needs and search abilities. The Student Research Center provides students in secondary education with the most appropriate research tools for easily obtaining the information that they seek from their EBSCO databases."

Library, Information Science Technology & Abstracts (LISTA) database is a world-class bibliographic database covers librarianship, classification, information management, and more and indexes nearly 600 periodicals plus books, research reports, and proceedings. With coverage dating back to the mid-1960s, it is the oldest continuously produced database covering the field of information science.

Literary Reference Center Plus (EBSCO) "is a full-text database that combines information from thousands of major respected reference works, books, and literary journals as well as original content from EBSCO Publishing. Content includes thousands of plot summaries, essays of literary criticism, author biographies, book reviews, classic and contemporary poems, classic and contemporary short stories, and author interviews. LCR+ also includes hundreds of full-text literary reference books, journals, and magazines, as well as new contemporary literature titles from Salem Press, full-text literary study guides, and literary videos."

Literature Resource Center (Gale) is a "current, comprehensive and reliable online literature database. Uniquely relevant to today's curriculum, the resource's rich critical, biographical and contextual materials support interdisciplinary approaches, information literacy, and the development of critical thinking skills. Researchers will find the information they need on authors and their works, from all time periods and from around the world."

Literature Resources From Gale -- Search the Literary Reference Center, LitFinder and Modern Language Association (MLA) International Bibliography databases with a single search.

LitFinder "spans history and geography to offer full-text of nearly 150,000 poems, short stories, essays, speeches and plays representing the work of more than 80,000 authors. More than 660 nationalities are represented in this ever-growing database."

MAD CAD includes many of the building codes from the Building Officials and Code Administrations International, Inc. (BOCA), Southern Building Code Congress International, Inc. (SBC), International Code Council (ICC), International Conference of Building Officials (UBC), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Council of American Building Officials (CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992).

MasterFILE Premier "contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. This database also contains full text more than 500 reference books, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags."

Medline (EBSCO) "provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more."

Medline (OCLC)  (1965- ) is the premiere medical abstracts database covering the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and the preclinical sciences. 

MedlinePLUS  "has extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on about 500 diseases and conditions. There are also lists of hospitals and physicians, a medical encyclopedia and dictionaries, health information in Spanish, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information from the media, and links to thousands of clinical trials."

Mental Measurements Yearbook is "produced by the Buros Institute at the University of Nebraska, provides users with a comprehensive guide to over 2,700 contemporary testing instruments. Designed for an audience ranging from novice test consumers to experienced professionals, the MMY series contains information essential for a complete evaluation of test products within such diverse areas as psychology, education, business, and leadership. First published by Oscar K. Buros, the MMY series allows users to make knowledgeable judgments and informed selection decisions about the increasingly complex world of testing. MMY provides coverage from Volume 9 to the present. MMY via EBSCOhost® now includes the MMY Archive providing all yearbooks from the first edition in 1938, through the 18th yearbook released in 2010 raising the total number of full-text reviews available on the product to over 7,000."

Military & Government Collection provides full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals pertaining to all branches of the military and government. The database also offers indexing and abstracts for more than 400 journals.

Modern Language Association (MLA) International Bibliography (1963- ) International Bibliography covers literature, language, linguistics, and folklore. It includes journal articles, series, monographs, dissertations, bibliographies, and proceedings. It only includes citations, not abstracts or full-text.

Montana Memory Project provides access to digital collections and items relating to Montana’s cultural heritage and government. Many of these items are digitized copies of historic material, some items are contemporary. Access is free and open through the Internet.

Montana Place Names from Alzada to Zortman (2009) is based on the book by the same name written by Rich Aarstad. "This book details the origin of place names for over 1,200 geographic locations in Montana and is filled with history and anecdotes for places throughout the state." The print version of this book can be found in the Library. The call number is F729.M66 2007, and copies are in Reference, Stacks, and Special Collections.

Montana State Government Publications digitized and available through the Internet Archive.

MontanaLibrary2Go offers over 10,000 downloadable popular fiction and nonfiction e-book and audiobook titles. Titles are available for download in multiple formats to accommodate various devices, including Mp3 players, tablets, and e-readers.


Nature International Journal of Science (1950- ) is the electronic full-text version of Nature. This database also includes videos and podcasts.

Nature News is the electronic version Nature News.

NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) "advances science and health by providing access to biomedical and genomic information".

New York Times (Historical) (1851-2009) "is known as “America’s newspaper,” but for more than a century, The New York Times has commanded an international readership. The world news and personal stories captured by this Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper for more than 150 years are available online from ProQuest. And now, for the first time, the master key to unlocking this content—The New York Times Index—has been integrated with ProQuest’s user-friendly search technology to make it even easier for researchers to find relevant information quickly."

Newspaper Source Plus includes more than 1,000 full-text newspapers, providing more than 38 million full-text articles. The database contains comprehensive full text for major newspapers and features nearly 913,000 television and radio news transcripts." Include articles from the Billings Gazette, the Independent Record (Helena), the Montana Standard (Butte) and other selected Montana newspapers.

ONEsearch: use this Google-like discovery service to search Montana academic library catalogs, journal, ebook, reference, and many other databases with a single search.

Opposing Viewpoints In Context "is a one-stop source for information on today's hottest social issues. OVIC features viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazine and newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts, and links to Websites."

PapersFirst (1993- ) is a bibliographic index to conference papers.

PILOTS: Published International Literature On Traumatic Stress "is a bibliographic database, covering the Published International Literature On Traumatic Stress, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Its provides citations and abstracts to the international literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health sequelae of traumatic events."  

Points of View "is a full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides more than 280 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide."

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (Full Text & Global) is the world’s most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from 1743 to the present day and offering full text for graduate works added since 1997, along with selected full text for works written prior to 1997. ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global is the world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from 1743 to the present day and offering full text for graduate works added since 1997, along with selected full text for works written prior to 1997. It contains a significant amount of new international dissertations and theses both in citations and in full text.

PQDT Open "provides the full text of open access dissertations and theses free of charge. The authors of these dissertations and theses have opted to publish as open access and make their research available for free on the open Web. You can quickly and easily locate dissertations and theses relevant to your discipline, and view the complete text in PDF format."

ProceedingsFirst (1993- ) is an index to conferences and workshops but not the individual papers.

Professional Development Collection "includes full text for nearly 520 high-quality education journals and more than 200 educational reports."

PsycARTICLES "offers full-text articles for journals published by the American Psychological Association, the APA Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association and Hogrefe & Huber. The database includes all material from the print journals. Many titles go back to volume 1, issue 1."

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection includes "information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods."

PsycINFO "is published by the American Psychological Associations and provides comprehensive indexing and abstracts of the international psychological literature from the 1800s to the present. Documents indexed include journals, articles, books, dissertations and more. 90% of the 3,000+ titles indexed in PsycINFO are peer-reviewed."

PubMED Central is "a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM)."

Readers' Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982 "provides indexing of over three million articles from more than 550 leading magazines, including full coverage of the original print volumes of Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature™. This important resource offers a wide range of researchers access to information about history, culture and seminal developments across nearly a century."

Regional Business News  "this full text newswire database incorporates business wires from all over the world."

Safari Books Online is a customized library containing full-text books published during the current year plus 2 previous years. These books are published by major publishers in the field of computer science.

San Francisco Chronicle (Historical) (1865-1922) -- "Not earthquakes, not fires, not even the murder of one of its owners by a minister could stop the independent and often irreverent presses of the San Francisco Chronicle. Founded by two teenage brothers in 1865 when the West was still wild, this newspaper lets researchers travel back in time to experience the completion of the transcontinental railroad, the Klondike gold rush, the San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906, America’s entry into World War I, and many other events that shaped both the City by the Bay and the United States. During its first five decades, the San Francisco Chronicle presented issues from a young, Northwestern perspective, giving researchers a window through which to study westward expansion, Chinese immigration, machine politics, urban planning, war, public policy, and more."

ScienceDirect delivers over 13 million publications from nearly 2,500 journals and more than 33,000 books from Elsevier on scientific, technical and health information.

Serial Set Maps contains the maps published as part of the U.S. Congressional Serial Set publication.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center "contains the full set of small engine repair manuals from Clymer. These manuals contain thousands of accurate and concise step-by-step maintenance and repair instructions for hundreds of small engine machines and their supporting components. Routine maintenance, such as tune-ups and brake service, as well as more extensive repairs involving engine transmission disassembly are covered. Engines types include: motorcycles, ATVs, personal water craft, snowmobiles, lawn mowers, tractors, snow blowers, generators, and more."

Social Services Abstracts "provides bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human services and related areas, including social welfare, social policy and community development. The database abstracts and indexes thousands of serials publications and includes abstracts of journal articles and dissertations and citations to book reviews."

SpringerLink contains full text articles and chapters from journals, books, series, protocols and reference works. This databases includes the following disciplines: Medicine, the Sciences, Technology, and Business. Use the Advanced Search option and de-select the "Include Preview-Only content" to limit your search to full text items.

Standard and Poor's NetAdvantage "is a comprehensive source of business and investment information that offers online access to Standard & Poor's research-related products such as industry surveys, stock reports, corporation records, The Outlook, mutual fund reports and more." 

Teacher Reference Center contains over 260 titles from the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals, periodicals, and books. This database provides coverage on key education topics such as Assessment, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, Science & Mathematics, and more for K-12 Teachers & Librarians.

Testing and Education Reference Center provides "detailed information on private high schools, undergraduate and graduate programs and executive education programs, searchable by location, major, tuition, sports and more. Testing & Education Reference Center also features interactive online practice tests for preparatory examinations including entrance exams and certification and licensing tests."

TOPICsearch is a "current events database that allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms including controversial opinions and viewpoints. Sources include international and regional newspapers, EBSCO's unparalleled collection of periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information."

UlrichsWeb is an "authoritative source of detailed information on more than 290,000 periodicals of all types -- academic and scholarly journals, Open Access publications, peer-reviewed titles, popular magazines, newspapers, newsletters, and more from around the world."

U.S. Congressional Serials Set, 1817-1994 is a full text database containing reports, documents and journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

Vogue Archive (1892-present) "contains the entire run of Vogue magazine (US edition), from the first issue in 1892 to the current month, reproduced in high-resolution color page images. Every page, advertisement, cover and fold-out has been included, with rich indexing enabling you to find images by garment type, designer and brand names. The Vogue Archive preserves the work of the world's greatest fashion designers, stylists and photographers and is a unique record of American and international fashion, culture and society from the dawn of the modern era to the present day."

Wall Street Journal includes comprehensive coverage back to 1984 is available from the world's leading financial newspaper through the ProQuest database.

Web of Knowledge searches following indexes: Web of Science, BIOSIS Citation Index, Derwent Innovations Index, Data Citation Index, MEDLINE, and Zoological Record. The Web of Science includes Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Conference Proceedings Citation Index-Science, Conference Proceedings Citation Index-Social Science & Humanities, Book Citation Index-Science, Book Citation Index-Social Science & Humanities, Current Chemical Reactions, and Index Chemicus.

World Almanac database includes the full text of The World Almanac and Book of Facts, The World Almanac of the U.S.A., The World Almanac of U.S. Politics, and The World Almanac for Kids

WorldCat  (1200- ) is a catalog of books, periodicals, and other materials held by MSU-Northern and hundreds of other libraries around the country and some international libraries. Another version of this database is This version allows you to quickly locate libraries in your area that have a copy of the item.


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