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  • Academic Search Completeimageimageimage

    Description: Comprehensive scholarly, multidisciplinary database, featuring  more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. This database also offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc.

    Information coverage spans a broad range of important areas of academic study such as anthropology, astronomy, biology, chemistry, civil engineering, engineering, ethnic & multicultural studies, geology, law, materials science, mathematics, music, pharmaceutical sciences, physics, psychology, religion & theology, veterinary science, women’s studies, zoology, and many other fields.

    Service Provider: EBSCOhost

  • American FactFinderimage

    Description: Provides quick access to data from the following surveys and censuses:

    • American Community Survey - a nationwide survey designed to provide communities a fresh look at how they are changing.
    • American Housing Survey - the most comprehensive housing survey in the United States, covering 29 Metropolitan areas and the Nation as a whole
    • Annual Survey of Manufactures - provides sample estimates of statistics for commercial manufacturing establishments with paid employees
    • County Business Patterns / ZIP Code Business Patterns - provide economic data by industry at various geographic levels (U.S., state, county, metro area and ZIP Code). Data are derived from the Census Bureau’s Business Register, the file of all known business establishments.
    • Nonemployer Statistics - provides U.S. and sub-national data by industry for businesses without paid employees. Data originate primarily from the administrative records of other Federal agencies.
    • Annual Surveys of Governments - relevant, comprehensive, uniform, and quality statistics on the characteristics and key economic activities of the nation’s nearly 90,000 state and local governments
    • Census of Governments - conducted every 5 years, provides periodic and comprehensive statistics about the organization, employment, and finances of all state and local governments
    • Decennial Census - collects data every 10 years about age, sex, race, housing units and more for the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Island Areas
    • Economic Census - profiles the U.S. economy every 5 years, from the national to the local level and by detailed industry and business classification
    • Survey of Business Owners - presents statistics every 5 years at the national to local area level by industry and by gender, ethnicity, race, and veteran status of the business owner
    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Tabulation - publishes estimates from the American Community Survey of the race, ethnicity, and sex composition of the workforce by occupation and geography.
    • Population Estimates Program - publishes estimated population totals for the previous year for cities and towns, metropolitan areas, counties, and states.

    Service Provider: U.S. Census Bureau

  • American Memoryimage

    Description: This digital record of American history and creativity provides free and open access to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America, serving the public as a resource for education and lifelong learning.

    Service Provider: U.S. Library of Congress

  • Ancestry® Library Edition image

    Description: This tool provides patrons with instant access to a wide range of unique resources for genealogical and historical research. With more than 2 billion names in over 7,000 databases, Ancestry® Library Edition includes records from the United States Census; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; passenger lists, as well as record collections from Canada, Europe, Australia and other areas of the world. These collections are continuously expanding, with new content added every business day.

    The following categories reflect how the collections within Ancestry® Library Edition are organized.

    • Historical Records
      • Birth, Marriage, and Death records
      • Census and Voter Lists
      • Immigration and Emigration records
      • Military records
      • Schools, Directories and Church Histories
      • Tax, Criminal, Land & Wills
      • Reference, Dictionaries & Almanacs
    • Stories & Publications
      • Stories, Memories, and Histories
      • Newspapers
      • Periodicals & Magazines
    • Photos & Maps
      • Pictures
      • Maps, Atlases, & Gazetteers

    Service Provider: ProQuest

  • ArchiveGrid

    Description: Provides access to detailed archival collection descriptions, making information available about historical documents, personal papers, family histories and other archival materials held in archives throughout the world. It includes over a million descriptions of archival collections held by thousands of libraries, museums, historical societies and archives worldwide and enables researchers to learn about the contents of these collections, and contact archives to arrange a visit to examine materials or order copies.

    Service Provider: OCLC Research

  • Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System image

    Description: Publicly available website providing record look-up capability on individuals who served during the United States Civil War. Other information includes: unit histories for both the Union and Confederate Armies, descriptions of 384 significant battles, sailors records, prisoner of war records, burial records, medal of honor recipients, and other historical information.

    The primary goal of the CWSS is to provide an interpretive tool on the Civil War for the National Park Service Civil War Battlefield Parks and other Civil War-related Park units. An additional objective is to increase the American people’s understanding of this decisive era in American history by making information about it widely accessible.

    Service Provider: National Park Service

  • Encyclopedia of World Biographyimage

    Description: Multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.

    Service Provider: Gale

  • Encyclopædia Britannica Academic Edition imageimage

    Description: Fast and easy access to high-quality, comprehensive information.

    The rich combination of content, from the insightful Encyclopædia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, to magazines, periodicals, and many other research tools provides the variety of reliable sources that students need to consult when conducting thorough research—all from one resource.

    Service Provider: Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.

  • Films on Demand

    Description: Web-based digital video delivery service that allows users to view streaming videos from Films Media Group anytime, anywhere, 24/7. Choose from thousands of high-quality educational titles in dozens of subject areas. Special features allow the ability to organize and bookmark clips, create and share playlists, personalize folders.

    Service Provider: Infobase

  • Google Scholarimage

    Description: provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, dissertations, book citations, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from a variety of content providers. Sources of material include academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and open access publishers. Some content is available in full text.

    Accessing Angelo State University Library subscription content via Google Scholar:

    1. Click on Google Scholar > Settings
    2. From this page, click on “Library links”
    3. Type Angelo State in the ‘Library links’ box
    4. Check the “Angelo State University - Full text @ Angelo State” box.
    5. Click the Save button

    Service Provider: Google

  • Hispanic American Newspapers (1808-1980)imageimage

    Description: Single largest compilation of Spanish-language newspapers printed in the U.S. during the 19th and 20th centuries, chronicling the daily life, cultural heritage and world views of Hispanic communities in the U.S..

    Reflecting a long tradition of Spanish-language press in the western hemisphere, these newspapers have played a vital role in the lives of immigrants, exiles and native Hispanic peoples alike. Often illustrated with photographic documentation, they reveal the rich history of a people who have long resided in and contributed to the American public sphere.

    For more than two centuries, they have united Spanish speakers and preserved their cultural heritage through news, editorials and literature as well as by providing leadership, solidifying communities and spearheading social movements. They have covered every major theme in American history and culture and reported on events in Spanish-speaking countries not always available in traditional U.S. newspapers.

    Provider: Readex (NewsBank)

  • Historical Los Angeles Times (1881-1990) image

    Description: Delivers unique coverage of the development of Southern California and the American West. Follow reporter Charles Lummis as he walks from Cincinnati to Los Angeles, recording his travels and providing a unique glimpse into Native American life. Read the Annual Trade Number Edition (published 1886-1962), which promoted Southern California to prospective immigrants from the East and Midwest. Review the “Noticias en Espanol” news summary column (published 1922-1933), which served the Times’ Spanish-speaking audience.

    This digital archive offers full page and article images with searchable full text from the first issue published in 1881 to 1989.

    Service Provider: ProQuest

  • Historical The Christian Science Monitor (1908-1999) image

    Description: With the exception of publishing one religious article each day at the request of its pioneering founder, Mrs. Mary Baker Eddy, this newspaper provides secular, balanced coverage of international news and events, as a public service. For more than 100 years, its staff writers and correspondents around the world have reported on wars, scientific discoveries, human rights abuses, political campaigns, the arts, the environment, and people trying to make a positive difference.

    This digital archive offers full page and article images with searchable full text from the first issue published in 1908 to 1999.

    Service Provider: ProQuest

  • Historical The New York Times (1851-2009) image

    Description: Witness the arrival of immigrants to America’s shores and follow the establishment of neighborhoods and businesses. Experience the rise and fall of financial markets, mark the introduction of the mass-produced automobile, television, space travel, and medical innovations.
    Gain insight into the causes and effects of the Civil War in the 1800s, the “war to end all wars” in the 1900s, and the war on terrorism in the 21st century.

    This digital archive offers full page and article images with searchable full text from the first issue published in 1851 to 2009. Fully integrated into this electronic database is The New York Times Index (1851-1993).  The Index retains the vocabulary and flavor of the time each article was indexed, enables researchers to narrow a topic based on search results using subject terms, and enhances research capabilities by providing five additional new search categories.

    Service Provider: ProQuest

  • Historical The Wall Street Journal (1889-1995) image

    Description: First published in 1889 by Dow Jones & Company as a markets-focused newspaper for the country’s then-fewer than 200,000 shareholders, its coverage expanded to include all aspects of global business, economics, consumer affairs, and trends and issues.

    The digital version of this newspaper provides access to more than 100 years of reporting, analysis, editorials, and controversial opinions. With this resource, users can study the development of industries and companies across decades, monitor the implementation and effects of fiscal policies on the global economy, study opposing viewpoints at critical times in the world’s history, and more.

    This digital archive offers full page and article images with searchable full text from the first issue published in 1889 to 1995.

    Service Provider: ProQuest

  • Historical The Washington Post (1877-1996) image

    Description: Known for its comprehensive political reporting, first-rate photo essays, Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial writing, and unmatched investigative reporting, the Post was the first newspaper in Washington to publish seven days a week.

    Early contributors included Joseph Pulitzer and a relatively unknown, un-bylined Theodore Roosevelt, who contributed stories about the West. Beginning in the 1940s, the newspaper featured editorial cartoonist Herbert L. Block (“Herblock”), who used his drawings to express indignation with political leaders and to “raise hell.” He coined the term “McCarthyism” in the 1950s and was unrelenting in his graphic characterization of Richard Nixon.

    This newspaper is perhaps most famous for a series of stories that began with a break-in at the Watergate office complex in 1972. When it was all over, reporters Woodward and Bernstein were household names, and President Nixon had resigned in disgrace.

    This digital archive offers full page and article images with searchable full text from the first issue published in 1877 to 1996.

    Service Provider: ProQuest

  • InfoTrac Newsstand image

    Description: Provides access to more than 1,000 major U.S. regional, national and local newspapers as well as leading titles from around the world. including The Austin American-Statesman (1996-current ), The Christian Science Monitor (1996-current), The Financial Times (1994-current), The Guardian (1990-current), The Houston Chronicle (1/1/1996 - 4/25/2012), and The New York Times (1985-current).

    Service Provider: Gale

  • Pennsylvania Gazette, 1728-1800 imageimage

    Description: Provides readers with a first-hand view of colonial America, the American Revolution and the New Republic, and offers important social, political and cultural perspectives of each of the periods.

    Thousands of articles, editorials, letters, news items and advertisements cover the Western Hemisphere, from the Canadian Maritime Provinces through the West Indies and North and South America, presenting a detailed glimpse of issues and lifestyles of the times.

    It also contains approximately 2900 articles from the publication the Pennsylvania Packet and a dozen or so articles from the Maryland Gazette, as well as the full-text of such important writings as the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, Letters from a Farmer, Thomas Payne’s Common Sense, The Federalist Papers and much more. (It is claimed that the publication later reemerged as The Saturday Evening Post.)

    Service Provider: Accessible Archives

  • Texas Reference Center imageimageimage

    Description: Texas specific product comprised of periodicals, reference books, reports, and other content relevant to the state. It contains more than 75 full text periodicals, 150 full text reference books, several Texas newspapers, and much more covering history, ethnic and cultural diversity, gender studies, literature, public health, home and gardening, sports, and leisure.

    Service Provider: EBSCOhost

  • WorldCat

    Description: Bibliographic database of all materials cataloged by OCLC member libraries including: books, manuscripts, websites and internet resources, maps, computer programs, musical scores, films and slides, newspapers, journals and magazines, sound recordings, articles, chapters, papers, and videotapes

    Service Provider: FirstSearch (OCLC)

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