The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database, Academic Search Premier provides full text for nearly 4,700 publications, including full text for more than 3,600 peer-reviewed journals. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.
An online, full-text archive of complete backfiles of scholarly periodical literature since 1872. Journals are intended to be archival, not current; most are 2-5 years behind the current issues, depending on the journal. Full Text.
The database allows access to both the Science and Social Sciences Citation Indexes. One can locate not only specific articles, but more important explore how specific articles have been treated by the literature in their respective fields. The backfile extends to 1965.
New / Trial Databases
The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
A&AePortal - running a trial through June 15th of a new database devoted to electronic books and images of art and architecture. Materials are drawn from among the world’s finest publishers and museums.
Bloomsbury Collections - delivers instant access to quality research and provides libraries with a flexible way to build eBook collections across the humanities and social sciences. It contains over 6,000 titles, featuring content from Bloomsbury’s latest research publications as well as a 100+ year legacy including Continuum, T&T Clark, Bristol Classical Press, Berg, The Arden Shakespeare and Hart Publishing. Free access furnished until May 30.
IGI Global - publishes the industry’s most timely and innovative peer-reviewed research across 350+ topics in 11 core subject areas, including Business & Management; Computer Science & IT; Education; Environment & Agriculture; Government & Law; Library & Information Science; Media & Communications; Medicine & Healthcare; Science & Engineering; Security & Forensics; Social Sciences & Humanities.
JoVE - First and only peer-reviewed scientific video journal. The database comprehends more than 9,500 videos demonstrating experiments from laboratories at top research institutes. Areas of coverage include biology, chemistry, physics, psychology, clinical skills, engineering and environmental sciences.
Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) documents and disseminates music research worldwide. This represents an enhanced version of RILM including 200 full text journals. Trial runs through the end of May.
RILM Music Encyclopedias - an expanding collection of 57 encyclopedias. Also includes the much prized general music encyclopedia MGG: Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart. Trial runs through the end of May.
SAGE Research Methods Video - includes hours of tutorials, interviews, video case studies, and mini-documentaries covering the entire research process. Find videos made with expert researchers from leading research institutions, your favorite SAGE authors, great teachers, and more. Free access runs through June.
SageVideo - showcases highly relevant educational video across key social science disciplines. Each collection includes a breadth of video types to support diverse research and learning needs. All videos are fully citable with searchable transcripts, custom clip creation and embedding. Free access runs through June.
Social Explorer - a powerful demographic database designed to empower decision-makers, researchers, educators, students, urban planners, real estate specialists and retail professionals. Now, anyone can create data maps and perform location analysis, quickly and easily.
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