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Indexes to Journals and Books:

Association for Computing Machinery Digital Library (ACM) Remote access available Full text available
Contains the full text of journals, magazines, transactions, conference proceedings, newsletters, and other publications by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), its Affiliated Organizations, and Special Interest Groups (SIGs), including an archive dating back to the 1950's. The ACM is a major force in advancing the skills of information technology professionals and students worldwide, providing a portal to the computing literature through authoritative publications and pioneering conferences.

ASIS&T Digital Library (Wiley) Remote access available Full text available
Provides the full text of publications from the American Society for Information Science and Technology, an association of information professionals leading the search for new and better theories, techniques, and technologies to improve access to information through reports of research and development in a wide range of subjects and applications in information transfer and communication processes in general and in the context of recorded knowledge in particular, along with issues, opinion pieces, pragmatic management reports, and news of people and events. Includes The Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Annual Review of Information Science and Technology, Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, and Proceedings of the ASIST Annual Meetings.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (Ebsco) Remote access available Full text available
Provided free by EBSCO to anyone interested in libraries and information management, LISTA indexes more than 600 periodicals as well as books, research reports, proceedings, and patents, covering all fields of information science, including librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management, search engines, printed & electronic information sources, the information industry, scholarly communication, electronic publishing, and more. With coverage dating back to the mid-1960s, this is the oldest continuously produced database covering the field of information science. [Absorbed: Information Science & Technology Abstracts]

LIUCat on the Web: Remote access available
The online public access catalog of Long Island University's six campuses. This can be searched from any computer. No password is needed.


Online Encyclopedias and Books:

Computer Sciences (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
(See database page for description)

Encyclopedia of Communication and Information (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Explores the full spectrum of communication, from careers to information technologies, in an interdisciplinary fashion. Emphasis is on both historical and current issues, topics, and people.

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology (IGI Global) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
Third Edition. A 10-volume compilation of authoritative, research-based articles on the utilization and management of information science and technology - encompassing the full range of concepts, issues, methods, technologies, and trends associated with the field - with an emphasis on modern issues and the presentation of potential opportunities, prospective solutions, and future directions.

Encyclopedia of Virtual Communities and Technologies (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Provides comprehensive coverage of the concepts and realities in the field of virtual communities and technologies, presenting an in-depth analysis of the conceptual and technical impacts of virtual environments in our global village. Includes definitions of over 830 terms and an extensive bibliography.

Gale E-Commerce Sourcebook (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Practical information for entrepreneurs and researchers, organized into three sections: how-to topics that serve as a guide through the workings of e-commerce, providing answers to the major questions about the launching, development, growth, and maintenance of an e-commerce enterprise; directory listings of companies, services, associations, and government agencies related to e-commerce; and a listing of the top 250 e-commerce companies worldwide, including rankings by revenue and number of employees.

Gale Encyclopedia of E-Commerce (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Features 470 essays covering the world of Internet commerce and presents answers to common questions about website development, financing, advertising, and more. Includes topics and terms, profiles of the top e-commerce companies, biographies of e-commerce innovators, and coverage of events and legislation related to e-commerce.

Games-Based Learning Advancements for Multi-Sensory Human Computer Interfaces: Techniques and Effective Practices (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Explores the theory and practice of games-based learning, promoting the development and adoption of best practices. Provides a combination of theoretical chapters as well as practical case studies.

Handbook of Research on Computer Mediated Communication (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Provides academics and practitioners with an authoritative collection of research on the implications and social effects computers have had on communication.

Open and Novel Issues in XML Database Applications: Future Directions and Advanced Technologies (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Covers comprehensive issues and challenges discovered through leading international XML database research.

Who's Buying Information and Consumer Electronics (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Examines how much Americans spend on information and consumer electronics by the demographics that count: age, income, high-income households, household type, race and Hispanic origin, region of residence, and education.


Also of Interest:

Beyond Degrees: Professional Learning for Knowledge Services (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Covers continuing professional development and lifelong learning in the information services environment to provide guidelines for conceptualizing, designing, and measuring successful programs for professional learning, staff development, and professional growth in an organization.


Database descriptions are adapted from each database's website.




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