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Academic Search Complete 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.
Business Source Complete This is the world's definitive scholarly business database, providing the leading collection of bibliographic and full text content. As part of the comprehensive coverage offered by this database, indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals back as far as 1886 are included. Additional full text, non-journal content includes financial data, books, monographs, major reference works, book digests, conference proceedings, case studies, investment research reports, industry reports, market research reports, country reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses and more. (This database is partially funded by NIU College of Business.)
CINAHL Complete Also known as Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health (CINAHL), the database provides citations to articles, new books and pamphlets, audiovisual materials, dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of professional practice and educational software. Material from librarianship, biomedicine, management, health sciences, education and consumer health journals are also included.
ERIC (EBSCO) Focuses on educational resources and research. Over 900,000 citations from over 1000 journals, conference papers, official reports, theses, etc. Coverage is 1966 to the present. Full Text.
PsycInfo Over 4 million indexes, journal articles, chapters in books and entire books on psychology and related fields compiled by the American Psychological Association. Coverage: 1887-present. PsychInfo is on OVID. Some Full Text.
Oxford Scholarship Online Oxford Scholarship Online - this valuable online resource arrives courtesy of CARLI (Consortium of Academic Libraries of Illinois). The database comprehends thousands of current academic monographs and research materials. Not all titles are available full-text.
There are several means to assure full-text retrieval. First, input terms of interest in the single search bar. On the left side of the page of retrieved results there are a set of boxes indicating "Availability." To assure full-text retrieval check the box for "Unlocked." One will note a number of academic presses in addition to Oxford. Another means of retrieving full text with an especial focus on Oxford imprints is via selecting the "Advanced Search" mode from the main page. Set publication date limits from 2018 to 2020. One can easily survey the broad scope of the database by employing "Subject" from the pull-down menu. The latter operation allows one to browse content from various disciplines ranging from Anthropology to Mathematics to Sociology.
Sociological Abstracts Includes indexes and abstracts for articles in sociology and related disciplines in 20,000 journals in 30 different languages. Doctoral dissertations and book reviews are also included. Includes some full text. Coverage is 1963 to the present.
Statista Statista — a leading provider of market and consumer data which consolidates statistics and narrative reports on over 80,000 topics from more than 22,500 sources.
Swank Digital Campus Swank Digital Campus - the platform offers streaming video access to more than 25,000 titles. Swank partners with major Hollywood studios, independent filmmakers and international film companies to provide a diverse library of feature films, and documentaries. The wide range of titles ensures all academic departments can find the movies needed to promote active and engaged learning in their classrooms.
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Web of Science 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.
Wiley Online Library NIU enjoys access to the vast majority of Wiley journal titles. Article titles and abstracts are fully searchable, and the top of the homepage features a rough guide to subject collections. The database currently comprises 1,785 journal titles most of which extend access to 1997.
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