(These databases each cover a broad variety of subjects.
See also the more Subject Specific databases.)
- Indexes to Journals and Books:
OneFile (InfoTrac/Gale Group)
- This authoritative and comprehensive
database provides peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading
journals and reference sources with extensive coverage of the physical sciences,
technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. Updated daily.
Research Library (ProQuest)
- (formerly PA Research II - Periodical Abstracts, Peer Reviewed, Newspapers)
provides access to full-text journals across a wide range of subject areas, including
arts, business, children, education, general interest, health,
humanities, international, law, military, multicultural, psychology,
sciences, social sciences, and women's interests.
Coverage of more than 2,600 periodicals is designed to correspond to the most
popular college majors, and over 1,700 are available in full text.
Covers 1971 to the present.
(See Using ProQuest Databases for searching tips)
Search Premier (Ebsco)
- Provides full text for more than 4,500 publications
(including over one hundred going back to 1975 or earlier and more
than 3,600 peer-reviewed journals), as well as indexing for
an additional 3,500 journals. This scholarly collection
offers information in nearly every area of academic study including:
computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language, linguistics,
arts, literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, and many more.
Dissertations & Theses (ProQuest)
- Covering 1637 to the present, this comprehensive collection provides the full text of
over 1.2 million dissertations and theses from around the world, along with citations
to an additional 1.5 million. More than 70,000 items are added each year through publishing
partnerships with 700 academic institutions as well as UMI's archiving program of retrospectively
digitizing past works. Most of the full text is still from the past thirty years.
OneFile (InfoTrac/Gale Group)
- Formerly InfoTrac OneFile, a one-stop source for
news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics:
business, computers, current events,
economics, education, environmental
issues, health care, hobbies, humanities,
law, literature and art, politics,
science, social science, sports, technology,
and many general interest topics.
Millions of full-text articles many with images. Updated daily.
Covers back to 1980.
- Provides abstracts and citation data for peer-reviewed literature and quality web
sources in the scientific, medical, social science, and humanities fields.
Includes 19,000 journals from more than 5,000 international publishers, 400 trade publications,
and 300 book series, as well as scientific web pages, patent records, and conference papers.
Citation tracking features provide the number of citations an author, article, or journal has
received each year and in total, along with who is citing them. An affiliation identifier automatically
identifies and matches an organization with all of its research output.
Academic Universe (LexisNexis)
- General news.
Company news, directory,
and financial information.
Industry and market news. Government
and political news (national and
regional - including latest six months of Newsday). Country and state profiles, statistics, and business analysis.
Biographical information. Reference books, directories
and business reference library.
General medical and health topics;
full-text of medical journals and
Accounting, auditing, and tax information sources.
Legal newspapers, journals, magazines, and newsletters
from across the
country; federal case law;
U.S. Code, Constitution, and Court Rules;
state case law, constitutions, statutes,
and other legal materials.
on the Web:
- The online public access catalog of Long Island University's
six campuses. This can be searched from any computer. No password is needed.
- Contains the full text of nearly 70 popular magazines written for
elementary school students, all of which are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexile),
and abstracts for nearly 100 additional magazines. Includes over 100 student pamphlets,
the American Heritage Children's Dictionary (3rd Edition from Houghton Mifflin),
and an image collection of 202,164 photos, maps and flags. Full text
goes back to 1989, while indexing goes back to 1984.
Muse (Johns Hopkins University)
- Provides full-text access to a comprehensive selection of prestigious humanities
and social sciences journals from university presses, scholarly societies,
and not-for-profit publishers.
The Scholarly Journal Archive (JSTOR)
- Provides access to long runs of backfiles
of scholarly journals, making complete archives of full text
available and searchable over the World Wide Web. Coverage begins with the very first issues,
many of which date from the 1800s, and extends to a "moving wall" of 2 to 5 years prior
to the most recently published issue. Includes 239 journals in African American Studies, African Studies,
Anthropology, Archaeology, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology,
Economics, Education, Finance, Folklore, Geography, History, History of Science & Technology,
Language & Literature, Latin American Studies, Mathematics, Middle East Studies, Philosophy,
Political Science, Population Studies, Slavic Studies, Sociology, and Statistics.
Electronic Journals Service (Ebsco)
- ArticleSearch allows users to find articles by
searching for keywords or phrases in titles, abstracts
and full text. JournalSearch allows users to find electronic
journals that cover a particular subject and browse through
Fulltext (Emerald Insight)
- Provides full text access to almost 150 journals.
Emphasis is on business, technology, and library & information science, but
some coverage is also given to education, health, science, public policy, and criminal justice.
Journals can be browsed issue by issue or searched by keyword.
- Provides full text access to over 130 journals covering many different
subjects. Journals can be browsed issue by issue or searched by keyword.
- Collection of full-text journals covering science, medicine,
technology, business, social sciences, and more.
- Books in Print
- Bibliographic database with more
than 5 million in-print, out-of-print, forthcoming,
audio book, and video titles. Includes full-text reviews from 15 respected,
professional sources such as Booklist, Publishers
Weekly, Library Journal, and Choice, as well as the first chapter of more than
- WorldCat : The OCLC Online Union
- Lists the holdings of all OCLC member libraries
worldwide. Includes: books, manuscripts, computer
data files, maps, computer programs, musical scores,
films and slides, newspapers, journals, sound recordings,
magazines, videotapes. (No password required)
- Electronic Library for Government
- Government information is a tremendous
resource for research on
a broad range of topics including business and economics, criminal
justice, education, environment, geology, health and nutrition, and
population to name just a few. Much of this information is available
from the Internet, and the LIU library has compiled an extensive list of resources.
- Trial Databases:
- New databases available for a brief trial period.
Let us know which ones you think are worth keeping.
- Online Encyclopedias and Books:
- ebrary (ebrary)
offers over 25,000 full-text books, sheet music titles, maps, reports, and other authoritative documents from more
than 180 leading academic, trade, and professional publishers. The collections are particularly strong in
business, economics, education, computers, technology, science, medicine, history,
language, literature, humanities, politics, and social sciences. Publishers include The McGraw-Hill Companies,
Random House, Penguin Classics, Taylor
& Francis, Yale University Press, John Wiley & Sons, Greenwood, and more
Virtual Reference Library (InfoTrac/Gale Group)
- List of titles.
Full text of over 200 encyclopedias and specialized reference
sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the
library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7.
Online Academic Edition (Encyclopaedia Britannica)
- Includes all of the articles from the printed Encyclopaedia Britannica
plus thousands more, as well as the Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and
Thesaurus, maps, photos, illustrations, videos, multimedia clips, and the
Britannica Yearbooks dating back to 1993. World Data Analyst Online is a
comprehensive database of comparative statistics on every nation of the world, and
Gateway to the Classics provides the text of 225 significant works of history,
literature, philosophy, and science. Also includes headlines from the New York Times,
the BBC, and the SBS Australian News Service as well as full-text articles from hundreds
Viewpoints In Context (Gale/Cengage)
- Provides full-text viewpoint articles and topic overviews published by Greenhaven
Press on today's hottest social and controversial issues to help students research,
analyze, and organize a broad variety of information. It includes statistics, primary
sources, biographies, court cases, images, videos, audio, and selected weblinks. It
also provides articles from academic journals, newspapers, magazines, and reference
books. Content can be searched by reading level.
of View Reference Center (Ebsco)
- Provides essays on controversial issues, presenting multiple sides, along with questions for
further thought. Essays are accompanied by relevant periodical and newspaper articles, radio and
television news transcripts, primary source documents, biographies, and images.
& Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
- Provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering an array of
topics. The database contains various
images, offers brief biographies as well as information in a variety of subject areas.
Database descriptions are adapted from each database's website.
NOVEL (New York Online Virtual
Electronic Library) is a statewide virtual library provided free to
the public by the New York State Library.
It is currently a pilot project funded through a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA)
grant to the NY State Library by the Federal Institute of
Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
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