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 ProQuest
Search these and other databases for journal, periodical, and newspaper articles in many different areas.  Search by keyword, publication title, article title, author's name, or a combination. Many full text articles are provided; others contain citations and abstracts only.

ABI/Inform (business/economics/ marketing) Research Library (general info/
academic subjects/humanities)
Nursing & Allied Health Source Education Journals
Washington Post (1987-present) Psychology Journals
New York Times (current and historical databases) Wall Street Journal (1982-present)

EBSCO
Choose from these and other databases for journal, periodical, and newspaper articles in many subject areas. Search by keyword, publication title, article title, author's name or a combination. Many full text articles are provided; others contain citations and abstracts only. 

Academic Search Premier
(multi-disciplinary)
CINAHL and Health Source
(nursing, allied health, and other medical disciplines)
Business Source Premier
(all aspects of business)
Military and Government Collection
(current news of all branches of military and govt.)
Communication & Mass Media Complete
(all aspects of communication)
ERIC (education article citations)

Gale Group (INFOTRAC)
Choose among the following databases.

Gale Biography in Context
     
[formerly Biography Resource Center]
Search for articles about a notable person by last or full name, or by birth/death date.
Literature Resource Center
Search by author, title, genre, literary movement, or design your own search. Provides author biographies, criticism of works, and more.
Peterson's Testing & Education Reference Center
Practice for standardized tests.  Search for college and graduate programs.  Identify scholarship opportunities.
Gale Virtual Reference Collection This full text, ebook collection includes works in the following (and other) areas:  biography, business, education, history, law, and medicine.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Find pro/con viewpoint essays on today's hottest social
issues.  Includes content from websites, periodicals, primary source documents, and more than 700 books.
 


ImageQuest from Britannica Digital Learning
Access to nearly 3 million rights-cleared images from many subject areas for educational, non-commercial purposes.  Possible uses include course development, college web sites, campus newsletters, student presentations, and faculty use.  Four of the 51 available collections are highlighted below.

Bridgeman Art Library
Includes works from museums, art galleries, and artists to make the best art available for reproduction.
National Geographic Society Images
 One of the most comprehensive collections of photographs and artwork in the world.
Nature Picture Library
Specializes in wildlife and nature worldwide with a focus on action and behavioral images as well as portraits, details, and sequences.
Design Pics Historical Collection
Historical images scanned from paintings, drawings, and photos of history's most famous people, important events,  and artwork.  Coverage begins with the mid 1800's.
 

CREDO reference
Search over 600 full text reference books for your topic. Includes 10,000 Topic Pages having background information for specific subjects. Also has links to CSM article databases like ProQuest and EBSCO. Limit your search to specific resource types using the links below.

Books
Find a book by its subject area or its type (i.e. dictionary, encyclopedia, etc.) or search by title.
Quotations
Search these 8 reference works either individually or concurrently.
Topic Pages
Browse by subject category or search for individual topic pages.
Conversions
Use this tool to convert amongst various units of measure. Example: "feet to meters".

Oxford Reference Premium Online
Brings language and subject dictionaries and reference books together into a single cross-searchable database.  Search the whole database or limit your search by subject or by book.  You can also limit your research to selected resource types using the links below.

Subjects and Books
Search  subject dictionaries individually or as
grouped into 22 subject areas.
Quotations
Search these 5 reference works either individually or
concurrently.
English Dictionaries and Thesauruses
Perform separate or concurrent searches of these 10
titles including the Visual English Dictionary.
Literature
Areas include English, American, and Classical literature as well as literary terms and Shakespeare.
English Language Reference
19 resources covering the areas of grammar, usage,
idioms, slang, abbreviations, and others.
Timelines
269 timelines link more than 2500 key events throughout
history in the fields of art and architecture, history, literature, science and technology, society, and others.
Foreign Language (Bilingual) Dictionaries
French, Spanish, German, Italian, Latin, Irish, and Welsh.
Encyclopedias
Search A Guide to Countries of the World, the World Encyclopedia, and World Maps.

Additional databases - full text unless otherwise noted

CollegeSource Catalogs
Search catalogs of almost 3000 American colleges and universities. (You must have Adobe Acrobat 3.0 or later to view.)
WorldCat
Find items in libraries near you. Create citations for the items you find.  Register for free to create a bibliography.
ProQuest Statistical Insight
Find a table, a time series, a chart, or a discussion of a statistical trend from hundreds of public domain and licensed sources.
  LexisNexis Academic
Access to more than 10,000 business, legal, and news sources.  Search for news, people, companies, legal cases, and/or countries.
EBSCO eBooks  (formerly netLibrary)
Access ebooks via EBSCOhost. [over 8000 titles]
Greenwood Digital Collection
Access ebooks.  Includes reference, academic, & general interest works.  [57 titles]
Hoover's Academic
Research public and private companies and the industries to which they belong.
Encyclopaedia Britannica Online
Search the index or browse subjects to find 28,000 entries on a full range of topics.
Ebsco Business Search Interface
For Business Source Premier.
Oxford English Dictionary Online
Look up word definitions and origins.
Ancestry--Library Edition
Search over 4000 collections for military, court, land, probate and census records. Contains more than 4 billion names.
 
HeritageQuest Online
Find ancestors and family names/histories. Search census records from 1790-1930 and more than 20,000 books.  Includes PERSI, an index of 1.9 million genealogy and local history articles.
The Nation Digital Archives
Carries full text PDF files of articles from The Nation, 1865-2002.
Health Information
From the National Library of Medicine--700 health topics plus drug information and a medical dictionary.
PubMed Central
PMC 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).
 
Medline/PubMed
Citations to journal articles in the areas of medicine, dentistry, nursing, health administration, and nutrition. Search by author, journal/article title or keyword.   (Not full text.)

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The article's not in the database you searched?  Try these options:
          
  • Browse  E-Journal Finder to look for a specific full text
    journal or newspaper.   [OR]
  • Submit an  InterLibrary Loan request for items not owned
    by or not available at CSM Library.