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Indexes to Journals and Books:

MLA International Bibliography (Gale/Cengage) Remote access available Full text available
Produced by the Modern Language Association, this detailed index of journal articles, books, book articles, and dissertations dates back to the 1920s and contains over 2.2 million citations from more than 4,400 periodicals and 1,000 book publishers. Provides international coverage of the theory and criticism of world literatures from the Middle Ages to the present. Also covers the dramatic arts, film, theatre, folklore, languages, linguistics, the history of publishing, and more, along with the teaching of these subjects on the college level.

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 Video:

World Languages and Literature in Video (Alexander Street Press) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
A collection of biographies, documentaries, interviews, and dramatic adaptations covering the leading figures and literary traditions of world literature. Many of the videos have searchable transcripts that display alongside the video. Faculty can create annotated playlists, select clips, and link directly to them from their websites or online syllabi.

Online Encyclopedias and Books:

Oxford English Dictionary: OED (Oxford University Press) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
Widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language, the OED is a guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words - past and present - from across the English-speaking world. In addition to present-day meanings, the OED also provides the history of individual words and of the language that are traced through three million quotations from classic literature, specialist periodicals, films scripts, cookery books, and more.

Acronyms, Initialisms, and Abbreviations Dictionary (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Features definitions of a wide variety of acronyms, initialisms, abbreviations, and similar contractions that allows users to quickly and easily translate terms into their full names or meanings. New terms from subject areas such as associations, education, the Internet, medicine and others are now included.

Also of Interest:

ERIC : Education Resources Information Center (Ebsco) Remote access available Full text available
Covers education literature and resources by providing access to information from journals included in the Current Index to Journals in Education and from documents in the Resources in Education index. The database contains more than 1,282,000 records and links to more than 314,000 full-text documents from ERIC.

ERIC : Education Resources Information Center (US Dept of Education) Remote access available Full text available
United States Department of Education website access to the ERIC database and the full text of ERIC documents. No password needed for remote access

Database descriptions are adapted from each database's website.

NOVEL Database 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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