All Databases with Descriptions

This page lists all of ACU's subscription-based databases and resources with a description of each. You can look for a subject by clicking on Edit then Find on your browser's menu or go to the Resources by Department page. An * indicates ACU Network Access Only (includes dial-up & proxy)

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Abilene Reporter News    Full-text of Abilene's local paper from 2003 to present. (There may be a fee required for some articles.)
Abilene Reporter News*(from NewsBank, Click on Abilene Reporter-News)Search or browse the full-text (no pictures or images) of Abilene's local paper from December 2002 to the present (delayed about a week). Includes obituaries.
Academic Databases*Search more than one EBSCO Academic database at a time.
Academic Search Complete*Full text database of peer-reviewed academic journals. Contains full text articles from over 4,500 scholarly publications, and abstracts and indexing for nearly 8,000 scholarly journals. Areas covered include social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, etc.
Access World News Research Collection (Newsbank)*Access World News Research Collection provides extensive news coverage of local, state, regional, national and international news sources. This fully searchable Web-based resource features the vast majority of the top U.S. newspapers by circulation, along with hundreds of hard-to-find local and regional titles, most of which are unavailable elsewhere. Additionally, Access World News Research Collection offers thousands of international news sources from scores of countries on six continents, translated into English when written in other languages. This also provides news coming from domestic and international news sources including TV News transcripts, video, Web-only news, Magazines, Journals and Military, Genealogy and Business news.
Accounting Literature Database*From econLibrary. Search over 300,000 bibliographic references from more than 500 leading journals of accounting, economics and finance available through a fast keyword search engine.
Agricola*Materials relating to all aspects of agriculture, forestry and animal science. ( Some full-text)
AGRIS World literature related to all aspects of agriculture and technology.  Reports cover 1975 to date and represent over 100 countries.  Mostly citations only, but contains links to full-text where freely available. (Some full-text)
Alcohol and Alcohol Problems Science Database A comprehensive database containg references to alcohol abuse and alcoholism. Contains research literature from the 1960s to the present.
ALCON Library Catalog Catalog of books, periodical titles, audio-visual materials, and government documents located in the Abilene Library Consortium (ACU, Abilene Public Library, Hardin-Simmons, McMurry, Howard Payne). (Some ebooks available from netLibrary)
Alternative Health Watch*This alternative health database provides full text for 180 publications in the collection, including many peer-reviewed journals. Provides in-depth coverage across many subject areas covered by complementary and alternative medicine dating back to 1990.
American Chemical Society Publications (ACS)*The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society provides the worldwide scientific community with a comprehensive collection of the most cited peer-reviewed journals in the chemical and related sciences. ACS Publications offers 35 prestigious journals in addition to its weekly newsmagazine covering the chemical enterprise, Chemical & Engineering News. With the ACS Journal Archives, ACS Publications provides searchable access to over 130 years of original research in chemistry, including more than 750,000 articles contained in 3 million plus pages of chemistry findings, dating back to the introduction of the Journal of the American Chemical Society in 1879.
American Memory (Library of Congress) Multimedia collections of digitized documents, photographs, recorded sound, moving pictures, and text from the Library's Americana collections.
American National Biography*Contains full text articles of more than 17,000 men and women who are important in American history.
ArticleFirst*An OCLC index of articles from nearly 12,500 journals. (Some full-text)
ASCD E-book Collection*From the Gale Virtual Reference Library includes 54 books from the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Some titles include: Classroom Assessment and Grading That Work, Exemplary Practices for Secondary Math Teachers, Teaching with the Brain in Mind, and more.
Astrophysics Data System An abstract service provided by NASA in the areas of Astrophysics, Planetary Sciences, and Solar Physics.
ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials*A collection of major religion and theology journals selected by some of the major religion scholars in the United States. Full text version of the ATLA Religion Database.
Bibliography of Native North Americans*Covers all aspects of native North American culture, history, and life. Includes topics such as archaeology, multicultural relations, gaming, governance, legend, and literacy. Contains more than 80,000 citations for books, essays, journal articles, and government documents of the United States and Canada. Coverage ranges from the sixteenth century to the present.
Bibliography of the History of Art The Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA) is the world's most comprehensive bibliography of scholarly writing about the history of western art. BHA includes articles from over 1,200 journals. Free from The Getty Website.
Biological Abstracts*Coverage from 1926-present. Find information in virtually every life sciences discipline, including biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, botany, pre-clinical and experimental medicine, pharmacology, zoology, agriculture, and veterinary science.
Book Review Index Online Plus Comprehensive source for book reviews that electronically indexes reviews from 1965 to the present, making them easily accessible from an intuitive interface. Researchers can search through the most trusted review publications using multiple search options and see results presented quickly and accurately. Provides more than 634,000 full-text reviews.
Britannica*Full text includes complete encyclopedia, Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and the Britannica Book of the Year. Also includes a searchable Internet directory.
Business Source Complete*Contains full text of more active, peer-reviewed, business related journals than any other database currently available. Indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals date back to 1886.
Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities*Access to Cabell's for Accounting, Economics and Finance. Provides current journal publisher information for researchers wishing to publish manuscripts in their field. Information provided includes addresses, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, styles and formats, acceptance rates, and much more.
Cambridge Histories Online*Contains over 250 volumes published since 1960, equating to around 196,000 pages of unrivalled scholarship that covers over 15 different academic subjects with Citation export functionality.
CANCERLIT Search for citations or abstracts on cancer related articles from journals, proceedings, books, reports, and doctoral theses. Provided by the National Cancer Institute's International Cancer Information Center.
Checkpoint*Comprehensive tax and accounting research database with primary source material for federal and state accounting and tax laws and regulations.
Chicago Manual of Style*The 16th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style with state-of-the-art recommendations on editorial style and publishing practices in the digital age.
Child Abuse and NeglectThis has been incorporated into the Family & Society Studies Worldwide database.
Choice Reviews Online*CHOICE reviews significant current books and electronic resources of interest to those in higher education. Each year CHOICE publishes more than 6,500 reviews by subject experts. Access is ful text to the entire database of CHOICE reviews published since September 1988.
CINAHL with Full Text*Provides indexing for 1,835 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health. Contains searchable cited references for more than 930 journals and provides full text for hundreds of journals, plus legal cases, clinical innovations, critical paths, and more. PDF backfiles to 1982 are also included.
ClasePeriodica*Index of Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities.
CIS Universe*Includes full text of congressional publications, legislative histories, testimonies, bill tracking, Congressional Record and Federal Register, and information on members of the U.S. Congress.
Cite Your Resource Explains how to cite resources using different citation formats including Chicago, AMA, APA, MLA and Turabian giving a few examples for each.
Civil War Era Database*Includes the full-text of newspapers and pamphlets from the Pre-Civil War era. One of the newspapers included is the New Orleans Times Daily Picayune from 1840-1865. Directions: From the search screen you can select "History Proquest Civil War Era" as the database.  Next select the "Publications" tab at the top of the screen.  You will then see a list of the newspapers available.  Select "The Daily Picayune (1840-1865); New Orleans, La."
Clinical Pharmacology*Provides full text access up-to-date, concise and clinically-relevant drug monographs for all U.S. prescription drugs, hard-to-find herbal and nutritional supplements, over-the-counter products and new and investigational drugs.
The Cochrane Library*The Cochrane Library is a unique source of reliable and up-to-date full text information on the effects of interventions in health care. Published on a quarterly basis, The Cochrane Library is designed to provide information and evidence to support decisions taken in health care and to inform those receiving care. Includes Cochrane Reviews, Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE), Health Technology Assessment Database (HTA), and more.
Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO)* Comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs. Includes working papers from university research institutes, foundation-funded research projects, and conference proceedings.
Communication & Mass Media Complete*Includes CommSearch (formerly produced by the National Communication Association), and Mass Media Articles Index (formerly produced by Pennsylvania State University). (Some full-text)
Computer Source*Provides researchers with the latest information and current trends in high technology. This database offers full text for nearly 300 publications and indexing and abstracts for nearly 450 publications.
Congressional Quarterly Weekly* (Requires ACU ID Barcode #)Online full text version of CQ Weekly, which reports nonpartisan news and delivers analysis on all aspects of Congress.
Contemporary Authors*Full text biographical information on over 120,000 U.S. and international modern novelists, playwrights, nonfiction writers, journalists and scriptwriters.
Contemporary Literary Criticism*Full text access to more than 35,000 critical essays of key literary works in a comprehensive and convenient online format.
Credo Reference*Credo Reference is a leading provider of reference services for libraries and information centers. There are over 270 titles consisting of an aggregate of 3.1 million entries all interconnected by over 100,000,000 links. Credo Reference is unique in the industry in its offering each library the ability to customize the reference service to meet the needs of their user base.
CQ Researcher*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. Reports are published weekly in print and online 44 times a year by CQ Press. Each single-themed, 12,000-word report is researched and written by a seasoned journalist. The consistent, reader-friendly organization provides researchers with an introductory overview; background and chronology on the topic; an assessment of the current situation; tables and maps; pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions; and bibliographies of key sources.
CQ Weekly Online*CQ Weekly reports on the world's most powerful legislative body completely and accurately every week and includes an archive dating back to 1983. Search by topic, page number, committee, "exact phrases or words," bill number, byline or reporter.
The Dallas Morning   
News 1984-Current*
Full text of The Dallas Morning News from 1984 up until the current issue. Includes a death notice search starting 12/29/2002.
Dictionary of Literary Biography*Includes nearly 10,000 biographical and critical full text essays on many of the world's most influential literary figures.
Directory of Open Access Journals A comprehensive directory of quality scientific and scholarly full text journals.
Digital Dissertations*Online access to citations and abstracts for every title in Dissertation Abstracts Subset A (Humanities and Social Sciences) plus all dissertations with a degree date of 2000 or 2001. Full text is available for some dissertations.
Ebooks*Catalog of online electronic books available through libraries worldwide.
eBrary*Offers access to over 10,000 electronic titles from various academic subject areas, including business, computing, science & technology, social science, language, music and fiction.
EBSCO Animals*Encyclopedia of Animals offers in-depth information on a variety of topics relating to animals. Consists of indexing, abstracts, and full text records describing the nature and habitat of familiar animals. Images are accessed by double-clicking any image graphic.
EBSCOhost Web*Search all EBSCO databases at one time. Includes: Academic Search Premier, ATLAS, Business Source Premier, CINAHL & CINAHL with Full Text, Clinical Pharmacology, Communication & Mass Media Complete, Family & Society Studies Worldwide, MasterFILE Premier, Medline, MLA, PsycArticles, PsycInfo, and Regional Business News
ECO*Electronic Collections Online. Some full-text of scholarly journals. (Some full-text)
Economia y Negocios*This continuously updated bibliographic database is an indispensable tool for research conducted in the areas of business and economics. Search functionality is enhanced through the incorporation of author keywords supplied in Spanish and English. Coverage of over 200 Spanish and Portuguese-language periodicals published in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Spain, the United States and elsewhere. Active titles include Revista de la CEPAL, Revista de Administraçao, Estudios Empresariales, and Agroeconómico.
Electronic Journals*Online journals subscribed to by ACU currently numbers over 250 and covers almost every discipline. Full-text of last two years is usually available, some going back even farther. Some of the largest providers of academic journals are Elsevier Science Direct (formerly Academic Press IDEAL Library), American Chemical Society, EBSCO Online Journals, Wiley Interscience Journals Online, and Johns Hopkins University Press (Project Muse).
eLibrary Curriculum Edition*General database that includes more than 2,000 full-text magazines, newspapers, books, and transcripts--plus thousands of maps, pictures, educator-approved websites from Homework Central®, and audio/video files.
Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion*Provides a definitive and intellectually rigorous collection of psychological interpretations of the stories, rituals, motifs, symbols, doctrines, dogmas, and experiences of the world’s religious and mythological traditions. A broad range of psychological approaches are used in order to help readers understand the form and content of religious experience as well as offer insight into the meanings of religious symbols and themes.
Encyclopedia of Social Work*Co-published by the National Association of Social Workers and Oxford University Press, the 20th edition contains four hundred subject entries and two hundred brief biographies of key figures in the history of social work.

ERIC* (FirstSearch)


ERIC (Gov't)

Over 700,000 citations on research documents, journal articles, program descriptions and evaluations, curricular materials and technical reports in education. Government site has more than 1.1 million citations going back to 1966 and more than 107,000 full text non journal documents. Moving forward with modernization program to bring you more free materials in the education field. (Some full-text)
European View of the Americas 1493-1750*

Created from “European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed In Europe Relating to The Americas, 1493-1750,” the authoritative bibliography that is well-known and respected by scholars worldwide. The database contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750.

Family and Society Studies Worldwide*A core resource providing the most comprehensive coverage of research, policy, and practice literature in the fields of Family Science, Human Ecology, Human Development, and Social Welfare. FSSW is an anthology of 4 database files providing access to over 719,600 records. Coverage spans from 1970 to the present.
Finance Literature Database*From econLibrary. Search over 300,000 bibliographic references from more than 500 leading journals of accounting, economics and finance available through a fast keyword search engine.
FIRST (Facts on International Relations and Security Trends)*Country statistics on armed forces, military expenditures, weapons, conflicts and peacekeeping, demographics and development indicators, corruption and terrorism scales, human rights, elections, etc.
FirstSearch (LEIAN)*Access to over 20 Bibliographic and full text databases, both specialized and general covering all disciplines of study. Individual databases are listed in this list.
Fuente Academica*A unique collection of scholarly academic journals from renowned Latin American and Spanish publishers. Provides full text coverage (including PDF) for nearly 200 scholarly Spanish language journals. Content is provided in Spanish from respected publishers worldwide.
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia*Provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.
Gale Group InfoTrac Menu*Listing of databases acquired through Gale and Infotrac.
Gateway to Educational Materials Access to Internet-based lesson plans, curriculum units and other educational materials.
Genealogy and Local History*Find family lineage and local histories, beginning with 13 original colonies. Contains full text of primary source materials of all 50 states plus Canada, England, and Ireland. Search by title, family name, geographic area, or subject.
Global Road Warrior *Offered by World Trade Press this database has access to the most comprehensive country data related to society and culture, communications, media, travel, trade, business, money and banking, and maps. (Requires use of ACU ID Barcode #)
Government Periodicals*Search by subject, author, title or keyword of 170 magazines and journals published by U.S. governmental agencies. Many subjects are covered.
GPO*U.S. government publications including books and periodicals.
GreenFile*GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.
The Handbook of Texas   
Contains full text articles on Texas history, culture, geography, events, people, places, institutions and many other categories.
Health Reference Center Academic*Provides citations and full-text for an integrated collection of general interest health and fitness magazines, medical and professional periodicals, nursing and allied health journals, reference books, pamphlets, and newspaper articles.
Health Source: Consumer Edition*The richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide, providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Features searchable full text for nearly 150 journals. Updated on a daily basis.
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition*Provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Features abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 journals. Updated on a daily basis.
HeritageQuest Online*Contains a full text collection of over 25,000 family and local histories which includes over 25,000 books, U.S. Census 1790-1930 records, obituaries, bank records and more.
Historic New York Times Database*
(Requires ACU ID Barcode #)
Searchable database of the New York Times from 1851-2003 with full text PDF images. (Requires use of ACU ID Barcode #)
Homeland Security Digital Database*Provides quick access to the full text of important U.S. policy documents, presidential directives, and national strategy documents as well as specialized resources such as theses and reports from various universities, organizations and local and state agencies. The resources are reviewed and selected by a team of homeland security researchers and organized in a unique homeland security taxonomy.
In The First Person  Provides in-depth indexing of more than 2,500 collections of oral history in English from around the world. With future releases, the index will broaden to identify other first-person content, including letters, diaries, memoirs, and autobiographies, and other personal narratives.
Information Science & Technology Abstracts (ISTA)*Leading database in the areas of information science. Indexes journal articles from more than 450 publications plus books, research reports, and conference proceedings and patents, with ongoing comprehensive coverage of the most important periodicals in this field. Coverage dates back to the mid 1960s.
Ingenta (Formally Carl Uncover)  Citations to articles and tables of contents for 17,000 multidiscplinary journals. Ordering information provided. ACU subscribes to some journals with Ingenta.
Inter-Play (A Play Index) Provides easy access to the locations of printed plays in collections, anthologies and periodicals. The call numbers listed are Library of Congress classifications, while ACU uses Dewey classifications. We may or may not own all the titles in this index, so you can look up the collection, anthology or periodical by title in ALCON to find the call number for ACU.
Internet and Personal Computing Abstracts*Formerly Microcomputer Abstracts. Provides abstracts and indexing for literature related to personal computing products and developments in business, the Internet, the home, and all other applied areas. Over 400 of the most important trade publications, mainstream computer magazines, and professional journals are covered, including those that focus on specific topics such as Macintosh and Windows platforms, programming, web development and more.
ISN (International Relations and Security Network)*Full-text reports on international relations, security and military studies, terrorism, human rights, etc.
Issues & Controversies@Facts on File*
(Requires ACU ID Barcode #)
Online source of full text up-to-date, in-depth and objective information on the most prominent and hotly debated issues of the day. Chronologies, illustrations, maps, tables, sidebars, bibliographies and contact information augment the balanced, accurate coverage of current and historical events.
Journal of Electronic Publishing Full text journal containing scholarly articles about electronic publishing initiatives and research.
JSTOR*Access to full text high-resolution, scanned images of journal issues and pages as they were originally designed, printed, and illustrated. Includes back issues in disciplines such as the arts, sciences, humanities, business, religion, and technology.
Legal Collection*Contains full text for nearly 250 of the world's most respected, scholarly law journals. The Legal Collection is an authoritative source for information on current issues, studies, thoughts and trends of the legal world.
Lexis-Nexis Universe*Provides access to hundreds of full-text newspapers, periodicals and legal papers from the U.S. and some foreign sources. Broken down into five sections: News, Business, Legal Research, Medicine and Reference.
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)*A free full text database from EBSCO that currently indexes more than 600 publications including books, research reports and proceedings. Subjects include librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, and information management. Alternative URL:
Library of Texas A service offered by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission allows users of public, academic, and clinical medicine libraries to easily discover and retrieve desired information from multiple library catalogs, databases, and other knowledge collections without having to use each individual library's interface. At present, the Library of Texas searches through the catalogs of 76 public libraries, 52 academic libraries, 4 unique libraries, and 17 TexShare commercial databases.
Literature Resource Center*Combines Gales' core literary databases into a single online service. Access full text of biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of more than 120,000 authors from every age and literary discipline. Includes Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism, Dictionary of Literary Biography and more.
LWW Nursing Books*Access to practical, day-to-day reference guides such as Nettina: Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice and Carpenito: Nursing Care Plans and Documentation, as well as references for updating specialized clinical skills, such as Cardiac Nursing and Fluid and Electrolyte Balance.*An online learning company that helps anyone learn software, design, and business skills to achieve their personal and professional goals. With a subscription, members receive unlimited access to a vast library of high quality, current, and engaging video tutorials.
Marcive   (gov't publications)*Catalog of material published by the U.S. government since 1976. Covers a variety of subjects such as agriculture, education, health, crime, economics, foreign policy, congressional documents, etc. Links to full-text publications when one exists.
Marquis Who's Who*Offers over 1.4 million biographies with daily updates and an easy-to-use interface (areas covered include business, law, science, medicine, the arts, government, entertainment, education and more). Comprehensive information, including birth and death information, family history, education and degrees, career history, creative works, awards, memberships, and more - all easily searchable.
MAS Ultra: School Edition*General periodical database contains full text for more than 700 popular, high school magazines. Provides more than 500 full text pamphlets, more than 350 full text reference books, 84,774 biographies, 100,554 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 202,164 photos, maps and flags.
MasterFILE Premier*Multidisciplinary database provides full text for more than 1,700 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975. Includes nearly 500 full text reference books, 84,774 biographies, 100,554 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 202,164 photos, maps and flags.
MedicLatina*Spanish language collection of medical research and investigative journals published by renowned Latin American medical publishers. Provides access to full text for nearly 100 peer-reviewed medical journals.
MEDLINE/PubMed Comprehensive index to journal articles in the fields of medicine and health. Coverage begins in 1966.


MEDLINE* (FirstSearch)

Another source of medicine and health related information in journals. Includes 3,800 current biomedical journals published in the U.S. and 70 foreign countries. Includes dentistry and nursing.
Middle Search Plus*Full text for 140 popular magazines for middle and jr. high school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990. Also contains 84,774 biographies, 100,554 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 235,186 photos, maps and flags.
Military and Government Collection*Offers current news pertaining to all branches of the military. Includes abstracts and indexing for over 400 titles with full text for over 300 and also includes full text for nearly 250 pamphlets.
MLA Directory of Periodicals*Editorial, subscription and advertising information for periodicals indexed in MLA Bibliography.
MLA International Bibliography*Includes journal articles, books and dissertations in criticism, drama, folklore, humanities, language, and literature.
National Academic Press (e-books) Online full text books published by National Academy Press. Browse categories or search by title or full text.
National Archeological Database  Bibliographic inventory of approximately 240,000 reports on archeological investigation and planning, mostly of limited circulation.
National Jukebox The National Jukebox makes historical sound recordings available to the public free of charge. Includes recordings from the extraordinary collections of the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation and other contributing libraries and archives. Recordings include music by composers Bach, Chopin, Gershwin, and Berlin. Singers include George Price, the Brox Sisters, Elliott Shaw, and Billy Murray.
netLibrary*Search for online full text books selected for ACU, including the public collection. Read or preview online or download to read on the free reader. Covers a wide range of subject areas.
NewsBank (America's Newspapers)*Search U.S. news from state, regional and national sources including newspapers, newswires, transcripts, news videos and web-only content including the Abilene Reporter-News (12/12/02-Current), Dallas Morning News (8/12/84-Current), Houston Chronicle (1985-Current), and USA Today (7/1/87-Current).  Explore a specific issue or event or compare a wide variety of viewpoints on topics such as business, education, health, government and politics.
Newspaper Source*Provides selected full text for nearly 30 national (U.S.) and international newspapers. Contains full text television & radio news transcripts, and selected full text for more than 200 regional (U.S.) newspapers.
Newspaper Directory (DailyEarth) Global directory of newspapers with web sites. Most have full-text of most recent issues.
New Testament Abstracts*Partnership between ATLA and the Weston Jesuit School of Theology. Contains more than 38,000 article abstracts, 1,200 review abstracts, 13,500 book abstracts, and 50 software abstracts.
New York Times Database, Historic* (Requires ACU ID Barcode #)Searchable database of the New York Times from 1851-2003 with full text PDF images. (Requires use of ACU ID Barcode #)
NYPL, Digital Library The New York Public Library's digitized collections online including African American Migration, NYPL Digital Gallery, Louis Armstrong Jazz Oral History Project, and much more full text.
Old Testament Abstracts*Partnership between ATLA and the Catholic Biblical Association. Features indexing and abstracts for journal articles, monographs, multi-author works, and software related to Old Testament studies.
Orchestral Music Online*Provides information necessary to plan orchestral programs and organize rehearsals: instrumentation, duration, and source of performance materials. Contains over 6,700 entries and 900 composers.
Oxford Digital Reference Shelf*Electronic editions of Oxford's award-winning scholarly reference titles which includes: The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance, International Encyclopedia of Dance, The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation, The Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History, Encyclopedia of Evolution, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America, Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages, The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States, The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature, and many more in the subjects history, art, literature, social work, and Christianity.
Oxford English Dictionary*Search the full text of the Oxford English Dictionary.
Oxford Language Dictionaries Online Database*Fully searchable, completely comprehensive bilingual dictionaries, and unique study materials that provide extra help with learning and using an expanding range of languages.  Offering over 4 million words, phrases and translations in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, and Chinese, OLDO also features native speaker audio pronunciation - allowing you to hear how words actually sound!
PapersFirst*An index of papers presented at conferences worldwide.
Primary Search*Provides full text for nearly 70 popular, magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990.
Proceedings*An index of worldwide conference proceedings.
Professional Development Collection*Designed for professional educators, provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 550 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. Contains more than 200 educational reports.
Project Muse (Johns Hopkins University Press)*Online access to a comprehensive selection of prestigious humanities and social sciences journals.Sole source of complete, full-text versions of titles from many of the world's leading university presses and scholarly societies. Currently, MUSE provides full-text access to current content from over 400 titles representing nearly 100 not-for-profit publishers.
Proquest Nursing and Allied Health Source*Provides users with reliable healthcare information covering nursing, allied health, alternative and complementary medicine, and much more. Provides abstracting and indexing for more than 850 titles, with over 715 titles in full-text, plus more than 12,000 full text dissertations representing the most rigorous scholarship in nursing and related fields. (Select Medical Sciences - Nursing & Allied Health Source from drop-down menu.)
PsycArticles*Definitive source of full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology. The database contains more than 100,000 articles from 59 journals - 48 published by the American Psychological Association (APA) and 11 from allied organizations. It includes all journal articles, letters to the editor and errata from each journal. Coverage spans 1894 to present.
PsycBooks*Includes more than 25,000 chapters in PDF from over 1,600 books published by APA and other distinguished publishers. It also includes over 900 classic books of landmark historical impact in psychology dating from the 1600s and the exclusive electronic release of more than 1,500 authored entries from the APA/Oxford University Press Encyclopedia of Psychology
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection*Provides nearly 575 full text publications, including nearly 550 peer-reviewed titles. Covers topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods. Nearly every full text title included in this database is indexed in PsycINFO.
PsycINFO*From the APA-contains nearly 2.3 million citations and summaries of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, all in psychology and related disciplines, dating as far back as the 1800s. 97 percent of the covered material is peer-reviewed. Journal coverage, which spans 1887 to present, includes international material selected from more than 2,100 periodicals in more than 25 languages. (Some full-text)
Regional Business News*    Updated daily, Regional Business News provides comprehensive full text for 75 business journals, newspapers, and newswires from metropolitan and rural areas around the U.S.
Religion and Philosophy Collection*Comprehensive full text database covering topics such as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy with more than 300 full text journals.
Religion Databases*Search two religion related databases at one time. Includes: Academic Search Premier and ATLAS Full Text Plus.
Religious and Theological Abstracts*R&TA provides objective summaries of articles appearing
in scholarly journals in the fields of Religion and Theology. Includes a wide variety of periodical literature, including Christian, Jewish, and other World religions. Also provides English language abstracts of articles in English, Hebrew, Afrikaans, and major European languages.
Restoration Serial Index (RSI) Index of magazines, journals and lectureships associated with the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement.
RILM Abstracts of Music Literature*RILM (Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale) Abstracts of Music Literature published by Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale, New York, contains records in over 100 languages; entries include original-language titles, title translations in English, full bibliographic information, and abstracts in English, as well as author, journal, and in-depth subject indexes.
Salem History*Includes online access to the books Milestone Documents in American History, The Nineties in America, Great Lives from History: The 20th Century, and Great Events from History: The 20th Century (1941-1970) and Modern Scandals.
Salem Health*Includes online access to the book Cancer. Single search point for science reports from authoritative, government research agencies. Includes agriculture and food, energy, chemistry, physics, space, computers, and more. Search or browse selected science websites, or use the 'index' to view resources on selected topics. Use Advanced search to find specific technical reports.
Science & Technology Collection*Contains over 800 leading full text journals covering relevant aspects of the scientific and technical community. Topics include aeronautics, astrophysics, chemistry, computer technology, geology, aviation, physics, archaeology, and materials science. Offers indexing and abstracts for more than 1,700 publications.
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Scifinder Scholar Search* (Use only after registering)
SciFinder is a research discovery tool that allows you to explore the CAS databases that contain literature from many scientific disciplines, including biomedical sciences, chemistry, engineering, materials science, agricultural science, and more! Contains: CAS REGISTRYSM database, more than 16 million single- and multi-step reactions, more than 1 billion predicted property values, and more than 2 million experimental properties.
Social Work Abstracts*Journal articles starting from 1977 to the present covering social work and other social issues like homelessness, AIDS, child and family welfare, aging, substance abuse, legislation, community organization and more.
SocINDEX*World's most comprehensive and highest quality sociology research database. Offers comprehensive coverage of sociology, encompassing all sub-disciplines and closely related areas of study. These include abortion, criminology & criminal justice, demography, ethnic & racial studies, gender studies, marriage & family, political sociology, religion, rural & urban sociology, social development, social psychology, social structure, social work, socio-cultural anthropology, sociological history, sociological research, sociological theory, substance abuse & other addictions, violence and many others
STAT!Ref *Provides access to over 80 nursing e-books from a wide variety of publishers and medical societies. Many of the titles available through STAT!Ref are included on Doody’s Core Titles List (DCT).
Texas Digital Sanborn Map*Digitized maps provide detailed property and land-use records that depicts the architecture of Texas throughout the past one hundred years. Browse by city and date.
Texas Reference Center*Includes more than 80 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. Contains biographies portraying famous historical and contemporary Texans such as George Herbert Walker Bush, Lady Bird Johnson, Dan Moody, Susanna Dickinson and Sam Houston. Also available is the Spanish-language newspaper El Sol de Texas with Texas and national news coverage.
TexShare Library Catalogs  Links to online catalogs throughout the state of Texas who are members of Texshare. Click here for information on how to get a Texshare card and which libraries participate.
Thesaurus Linguae Graecae*Comprehensive full text digital library of Greek literature from antiquity to the present era.
TOPICSearch*Current events full text database allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms. Contains full text for over 102,800 articles from more than 2,500 diverse sources, including more than 1,550 full text periodicals.
Twentieth Century American Poetry*Includes full text of 52,000 poems from 750 volumes by over 300 poets.
Twentieth Century English Poetry*Includes full text of poems from a collection of 598 volumes by 283 poets from 1900 to the present.
Value Line*Provides full text investment information and analysis. Includes The Value Line Investment Survey which provides information and advice on approximately 1,700 stocks, more than 90 industries, the stock market, and the economy.
Vocational and Career Collection*Designed for vocational and technical libraries servicing high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and the general public. Provides full text coverage for more than 350 trade and industry-related periodicals.
WorldCat* (FirstSearch)
Catalog of books and other materials from libraries around the world. Note: If you are an ACU student, faculty or staff, please use the FirstSearch link to borrow a book through ILL if we do not have it at any of the Abilene libraries.
WorldCatDissertations*A searchable listing of all dissertations and theses available in WorldCat.
World Data Analyst Online*Offers detailed statistical comparisons of countries around the world, using both the most recent statistics and historical figures. Highlights include: country snapshots, comparative statistics, historical statistics and ranked statistics.
World History Collection*Offers a global look at history with content from Africa, Asia, North and South America, Europe and the Middle East. Contains cover-to-cover full text for nearly 150 titles, including many peer-reviewed journals. Full text dates as far back as 1964.
Zoological Record*The world's oldest continuing database of animal biology. It is considered the world's leading taxonomic reference, and with coverage back to 1864, has long acted as the world's unofficial register of animal names. The broad scope of coverage ranges from biodiversity and the environment to taxonomy and veterinary sciences.

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