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  • PapersFirst

    Description: Provides access to individual papers presented at conferences worldwide. A major research aid covering every congress, symposium, exposition, workshop, and meeting added to The British Library Document Supply Center’s (BLDSC) vast proceedings collection since October 1993.

    Service Provider: FirstSearch

  • Physical Education Index

    Description: Covers a wide variety of content, ranging from physical education curricula, to sports medicine, to dance. Other coverage includes sport law, kinesiology, motor learning, recreation, standardized fitness tests, sports equipment, business and marketing, coaching and training, and sport sociology/psychology. Health education and physical therapy are also covered as they continue to become more prevalent in our society.

    Database records are indexed and classified from peer-reviewed journals, report literature, conference proceedings, trade magazines, patents, articles from the popular press, and many other publications.

    Service Provider: ProQuest

  • Physical Review Online Archive 

    Description: Online archive for Physical Review Letters, Reviews of Modern Physics, and Physical Review A–E. It contains all APS journal articles published from 1893–2009. Each January, another year is added to the archive.

    Service Provider: American Physical Society

  • PILOTS

    Description: Bibliographic database covering the Published International Literature On Traumatic Stress. Produced by the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, it is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Its goal is to include citations to all literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health sequelae of traumatic events, without disciplinary, linguistic, or geographical limitations, and to offer both current and retrospective coverage.

    Service Provider: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

  • Play Index

    Description: This database indexes over 30,000 plays written from Antiquity to the present, and published in English or translated into English from 1949 to the present, including mysteries, pageants, plays in verse, puppet performances, radio and television plays, and classic drama.

    Search for plays by title; author; subject (sisters, culture conflict, marriage); style (symbolism, experimental theater); genre (comedy, melodrama, musical); cast type.

    The database provides the full publication details needed to locate the play in its published manifestations. For plays published separately, the publisher, date, pagination, ISBN, and LC number are given. Plays in collections link to full bibliographic information.

    Service Provider: EBSCOhost / H. W. Wilson

  • Press Display

    Description: Provides instant online access to today’s newspapers from around the world in full-color, full-page format. The ever-expanding collection currently includes more than 2,000 U.S. and international titles—from 100 countries in 60 languages. Just like reading the familiar print edition, viewers can browse articles and other key content, such as pictures, advertisements, classifieds, and notices. The service also provides up to a 60-day backfile and the ability to perform keyword searches across all titles and the entire backfile.

    Service Provider: PressReader

  • PressReader

    ATTENTION: Access available only via ASU network computers or ASU Wi-Fi.

    Description: Access an endless stream of top news stories to read, discuss, and share. Get full issues of thousands of top newspapers and magazines just as they appear in print.

    Set-up Instructions for Accessing PressReader via ASU Wi-Fi

    1. Connect your smartphone or tablet to authenticated Wi-Fi
    2. Download PressReader from app store or go to www.pressreader.com
    3. Launch PressReader, choose your title and enjoy reading.
  • Primary Search 

    Description: Designed specifically for elementary school libraries and public library children’s rooms, this database contains full text for more than 70 popular, elementary school magazines. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for nearly 100 magazines. Full text backfiles go as far back as 1990, while indexing and abstract backfiles go as far back as 1985.

    Service Provider: EBSCOhost

  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 

    Description: Publishes research reports (describing the results of original research of exceptional importance), commentaries (which call attention to papers of particular note and are written at the invitation of the Editorial Board), perspectives (presenting a viewpoint on an important area of research and are written at the invitation of the Editorial Board), and colloquium papers (reports of scientific colloquia held under Academy auspices) on a broad array of scientific topics.

    Service Provider: National Academy Of Sciences

  • ProceedingsFirst

    Description: Covers every published congress, symposium, conference, exposition, workshop and meeting received by The British Library Document Supply Centre. Each record contains a list of the papers presented at the referenced conference.

    Service Provider: FirstSearch (OCLC)

  • Professional Development Collection 

    Description: Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. It also contains more than 200 educational reports. In addition to full text, indexing and abstracts are provided for more than 700 journals. Full text information dates as far back as 1965.

    Service Provider: EBSCOhost

  • Project MUSE 

    Description: A trusted source of complete, full-text versions of scholarly journals from many of the world’s leading university presses and scholarly societies, with over 120 publishers currently participating.  This database provides access to digital humanities and social science content from 200 university presses and scholarly societies around the world.

    Service Provider: Johns Hopkins University

  • PsycARTICLES 

    Description: Definitive source of full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology. It contains more than 163,000 articles from more than 80 journals published by the American Psychological Association (APA), its imprint the Educational Publishing Foundation (EPF), and from allied organizations including the Canadian Psychological Association and the Hogrefe Publishing Group. It includes all journal articles, book reviews, letters to the editor, and errata from each journal. Coverage spans 1894 to present.

    Service Provider: EBSCOhost

  • Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Coll.

    Description: Provides access to more than 560 full-text journals covering topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods, child & adolescent psychology and various areas of counseling.

    Service Provider: EBSCOhost

  • PsycINFO® 

    Description: The American Psychological Association’s resource for abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations. It is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health, and contains over 3 million citations and summaries dating as far back as the 1600s.

    Included is information on the psychological aspects of related fields such as medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, technology, linguistics, anthropology, business, law and others. Journal coverage, which spans from the 1800s to the present, includes international material selected from around 2,500 periodicals in dozens of languages.

    Service Provider: EBSCOhost

  • PubChem 

    Description: Released in 2004, this reource provides information on the biological activities of small molecules. It includes substance information, compound structures, and BioActivity data in three primary databases:

    • PubChem Substance - contains chemical structures, synonyms, registration IDs, description, related urls, database cross-reference links to PubMed, protein 3D structures, and biological screening results. If the contents of a chemical sample are known, the description includes links to PubChem Compound.
    • PubChem Compound - contains validated chemical depiction information provided to describe substances in PubChem Substance. Structures stored within PubChem Compounds are pre-clustered and cross-referenced by identity and similarity groups. Additionally, calculated properties and descriptors are available for searching and filtering of chemical structures.
    • PubChem BioAssay - contains bioactivity screens of chemical substances described in PubChem Substance. It provides searchable descriptions of each bioassay, including descriptions of the conditions and readouts specific to that screening procedure.

    Results are displayed in three category pages: substance, compound, and BioAssay pages. They provide rich cross links to each PubChem database, other NCBI databases, and depositor’s databases. PubChem also provides a fast chemical structure similarity search tool.

    Service Provider: National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine

  • PubMed Central®  

    Description: National Institutes of Health freely accessible digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature.  It includes over 2 million articles deposited by participating publishers, and final, peer-reviewed author manuscripts by researchers who receive funding from NIH and other agencies.

    PubMed Central exists for two reasons, both of which arise from NLM’s Congressional mandate: 1) to permanently preserve digital journal literature in the life sciences, and 2) to improve access to biomedical information for health professionals, researchers and the public.

    Service Provider: National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine