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  • Academic Search Complete

    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 FactFinder

    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 Memory

    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

  • Angelo State University Digital Repository

    Description: Collects, preserves, and distributes the scholarly output of Angelo State University, primarily electronic theses and dissertations.

    Service Provider: Texas Digital Library

  • Bartleby.com 

    Description: A comprehensive public searchable database of reference, verse, and classic literature. The site is divided into four sections: Reference, Verse, Fiction, and Nonfiction.

    Service Provider: Bartleby.com Inc.

  • Book Review Digest Plus 

    Description: Indexes and provides access to some 1,300,000 book review excerpts and over 100,000 full text book reviews from over 8,000 periodicals in the humanities, sciences, social sciences and library review media.

    Every book appears with all of its reviews together. A single book can have as little as one review citation and as much as a descriptive summary and many reviews with excerpts and full text, depending upon the coverage the book received in the reviewing literature.

    Coverage dates back to 1983. Titles reviewed include fiction and non-fiction, children’s books as well as books for adults and young adults.

    Service Provider: EBSCOhost / H. W. Wilson

  • Cabell’s Directories - Business Set

    Description: These directories assist researchers by providing the publishing information of hundreds of academic journals. Directories include information about the subject areas emphasized by each journal, type of review process, acceptance rate, number of reviewers, time required for review, and availability of reviewer comments. Some specific manuscript submission guidelines are also provided. Directories are available for Accounting; Economics and Finance; Management; Marketing.

    Service Provider: Cabell’s International

  • Career Center Plus™ 

    Description: Combines everything you need for a successful job search into one easy-to-use online application. With this innovative job-hunting system, you can:

    • Explore detailed information on over 1,000 different occupations
    • Match your interests and skills with the career that’s best for you
    • Search over five million up-to-the-minute local and national job postings
    • Create professional resumes and cover letters
    • Practice and master interviewing skills
    • Get invaluable tips and advice every step of the way—from your initial search to accepting an offer. Conveniently organize and track your job-search progress all in one place

    It also includes workplace soft skills tutorials for Attitude and Teamwork, Email Etiquette, Workplace Etiquette, Time Management, and Verbal Communication at Work

    Because this resource provides highly-personalized content, all first-time users are required to create a personal account. Personal accounts created for Job & Career Center Plus™ will work for all LearningExpress Library Plus™ Centers as well.

    Service Provider: LearningExpress / EBSCOhost

  • Choice Reviews Online 

    Description: Internet version of the monthly print magazine Choice, it is directed at academic librarians and faculty as a premier resource for collection development and scholarly research. It covers more than 50 sub-disciplines spanning the humanities, science and technology, and the social and behavioral sciences.

    Each issue contains approximately 600 reviews of recent books and electronic resources (including websites), a bibliographic essay that explores the literature in a specific topic, and “Feature” articles on current issues in the library field.

    Service Provider: Association of College and Research Libraries (division of the American Library Association)

  • College Center Plus™ 

    Description: This center provides valuable resources that help college students

    • Build foundational skills for college success
    • Improve core English, math and science skills
    • Conquer developmental coursework
    • Score higher on college placement tests
    • Acquire basic computer skills
    • Build workplace skills and explore careers
    • Prepare for occupational licensing exams
    • Succeed in college and beyond!

    Because this resource provides highly-personalized content, all first-time users are required to create a personal account. Personal accounts created for College Center Plus™ will work for all other LearningExpress Library Plus™ Centers as well.

    Service Provider: LearningExpress / EBSCOhost

  • Encyclopedia of World Biography

    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

  • Europa World Online 

    Description: Online version of the Europa World Year Book, provides detailed country surveys containing the latest analytical, statistical and directory data available for over 250 countries and territories.

    Service Provider: Routledge

  • Explora for Elementary / Primary Schools

    Description: Designed specifically for elementary school students, this resource supports both student research and classroom instruction with the following features:

    • Simple search that quickly delivers relevant results
    • Easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic
    • Topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research
    • Colorful, mobile-friendly design with feature areas that provide context to students
    • Reading level indicators (Lexile® Measures) to simplify discovery of grade-appropriate content
    • Text-to-speech for HTML articles to assist struggling readers or those learning English
    • Curriculum Standards Module to help educators correlate EBSCO content quickly and easily to Common Core, state- or province-specific curriculum standards

    Service Provider: EBSCOhost

  • FedStats 

    Description: Internet gateway to a full range of official statistical information published by more than 100 Federal agencies. Organized so the user can access by statistical subject or by agency, the gateway alleviates the need to know in advance which agency produces information on a given subject.

    Searchable through an A-Z subject index, keyword searching across agency web sites linked to Fedstats, link to major statistical publications in the Statistical Reference Shelf, statistical profiles by geography, as well as direct links to agency contacts, news releases, and other navigational and organizational aids.

    Service Provider: U.S. Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy

  • Funk & Wagnall’s New World Encyc.

    Description: This database indexes over 25,000 records, covering an array of topics. Full text for each record may be easily accessed by double clicking on the topic from the display. The database contains various images, offers brief biographies as well as information in a variety of subject areas. For students and adults alike, it is updated annually.

    Service Provider: EBSCOhost

  • Global Road Warrior 

    Description: Covers 175 countries and addresses 22 categories of interest to travelers, including business culture, communications, demographics, money and banking, points of interest, security, society and culture, tips for businesswomen, transportation, and travel essentials. It also includes country maps and photographs.

    Service Provider: World Trade Press

  • Handbook of Texas Online 

    Description: Multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture. It comprises more than 25,000 articles on people, places, events, historical themes, institutions, and a host of other topic categories. The scope is broad and inclusive, designed to provide readers with concise, authoritative, and accessible articles that provide factual, nonpartisan accounts on virtually every aspect of Texas history and culture.

    Service Provider: Texas State Historical Association

  • Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

    Description: Offers “how-to” instructions for virtually every hobby enthusiast with full text for more than 1,500 leading hobby books and craft magazines that cover Arts & Crafts, Collecting, Home & Garden, Indoor Recreation, Kids’ Crafts, Model Building, Needlecrafts & Textiles, and more.

    Service Provider: EBSCOhost

  • Home Improvement
    Reference Center

    Description: Provides users with user-friendly “how-to” information covering a range of home improvement and repair projects and features full-text content from leading magazines, images not found anywhere else online, and videos of popular home repair projects.

    Service Provider: EBSCOhost

  • Job & Career Accelerator™ 

    Description: A powerful career and job search tool to help job seekers face the daunting task of searching for a new job or advancing a career. From creating powerful resumes and finding job and internship opportunities to assessing career alternatives and mastering interviewing skills, job seekers have everything they need in one easy-to-use web application.

    Because this resource provides highly-personalized content, all first-time users are required to create a personal account. Personal accounts created for Job & Career Accelerator™ will work for LearningExpress Library as well.

    Service Provider: LearningExpress

  • LearningExpress Library Plus™ 

    Description: Interactive online learning platform that provides users with a wide selection of career-oriented and academic resources. Users can

    • Build key work-related skills in time management, attitude and teamwork, verbal communication, and more, with new tutorials in Career Center Plus.
    • Improve college performance with a vast collection of new math practice sets and tutorials and added biology and chemistry practice in College Center Plus.
    • Access over 800 online practice tests and interactive skill-building tutorials to help them in school and to launch or advance their careers.
    • Prepare for professional certification, licensing, and aptitude tests in civil service, law enforcement, firefighting, EMS, military, real estate, and healthcare, among others.
    • Prepare for college and graduate school admissions tests including the SAT®, ACT®, GMAT®, GRE®, LSAT®, and MCAT®.
    • Successfully prepare for the GED® exam when working toward a high school diploma.
    • Dramatically improve or refresh basic skills in reading, writing, and math.

    Because this resource provides highly-personalized content, all first-time users are required to create a personal account. Personal accounts created for LearningExpress Library will work for Job & Career Accelerator™ as well.

    Service Provider: LearningExpress / EBSCOhost®

  • Legal Forms

    Description: A comprehensive resource of legal documents, continuously updated to reflect the latest state laws. Features include personalized forms, comprehensive descriptions of each form and its use, legal questions and answers from attorneys, state-specific legal information, a comprehensive attorney state directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen’s language.

    Service Provider: Gale

  • Legal Information Reference Center

    Description: Ofers everyday users the necessary tools and detailed how-to instructions covering a wide-range of legal issues. A majority of the full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation’s oldest and most respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses.
    With the Legal Forms by U.S. State feature, users can search state-specific legal forms by top subject areas including adoption, bankruptcy, name changes and more. Includes 530 Texas specific forms and 60 forms with Spanish content.

    Service Provider: EBSCOhost

  • Marquis Biographies Online

    Access limited to 5 concurrent users.

    Description: Features current biographies of over 1.5 million of the most accomplished individuals from all fields of endeavor including government, business, science and technology, the arts, entertainment, and sports who appeared in any one of the 24 Marquis Who’s Who print titles since 1985. It also now includes 110,000 “life stories” from 1607 to the present about inventors, explorers, colonists, abolitionists, important figures in business, government, the military, education, literature and other remarkable people who helped shape American history.

    Service Provider: Marquis Who’s Who

  • NationMaster 

    Description: A statistical website that aims to facilitate comparison of publicly available data on all countries of the world. A wide range of demographic indicators are covered, including literacy rates, taxation levels, and murders per capita. These are also available in pie charts, scatterplots, and correlation graphs.

    Data is gathered from sources in the public domain, including national censuses, the United Nations Development Programme, the UNESCO Institute of Statistics, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, the World Trade Organization, World Bank Development Indicators, the World Resources Institute, the World Health Organization, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (UNCTAD) reports, and the Central Intelligence Agency World Factbook

    Service Provider: Rapid Intelligence

  • O*Net Online 

    Description: Application created for the general public to provide broad access to the O*NET database of occupational information. The O*NET database includes information on skills, abilities, knowledges, work activities, and interests associated with occupations. This information can be used to facilitate career exploration, vocational counseling, and a variety of human resources functions, such as developing job orders and position descriptions and aligning training with current workplace needs. Information is available for over 900 occupations. Each occupational title and code is based on the 2010 version of the Standard Occupational Classification system.

    O*NET OnLine offers a variety of search options and occupational data, while My Next Move is a streamlined application for students and job seekers. Both applications were developed for the U.S. Department of Labor by the National Center for O*NET Development.

    Service Provider: U.S. Department of Labor / Employment and Training Administration

  • ProCitizen
    ProCitizen - interfaz española

    ATTENTION: First time access requires personal account creation from a computer- use your @angelo.edu email address when setting up your personal account with this service. If you already have a Pronunciator account, you can use the same login credentials to access ProCitizen.

    Description: Online course to prepare New Americans for the civics, reading, and writing parts of the USCIS Naturalization Test. Includes 100 instructional videos in both English and Spanish.

    Service Provider: Pronunciator LLC

  • Pronunciator
    Pronunciator - interfaz española

    ATTENTION: First time access requires personal account creation from a computer- use your @angelo.edu email address when setting up your personal account with this service.

    Description: Fun and easy way to learn to speak, read, and write any of 80 languages. Includes live tutors, feature films, music with lyrics, pronunciation analysis, quizzes, and more! Also features ESL for 50 non-English languages. Apps for iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire can be downloaded and used with the account created on the website.

    Service Provider: Pronunciator LLC

  • Serials Directory

    Description: Provides access to the most up-to-date and accurate bibliographic information as well as current pricing structures for popular serials. It contains nearly 250,000 U.S. and international titles, including newspapers; data from nearly 108,235 publishers worldwide, including e-mail and Internet addresses; and Library of Congress and Dewey Decimal Classifications for every entry.

    Service Provider: EBSCOhost

  • Small Engine Repair Ref. Center

    Description: This database contains the full set of small engine repair manuals from Clymer. These manuals contain thousands of accurate and concise step-by-step maintenance and repair instructions for hundreds of small engine machines and their supporting components. Routine maintenance, such as tune-ups and brake service, as well as more extensive repairs involving engine transmission disassembly are covered.

    Engine types include: motorcycles, ATVs, personal water crafts, snowmobiles, lawn mowers, tractors, snow blowers, generators, and more. Detailed and user-friendly content is provided in high-quality PDF files. Many documents contain photos and detailed illustrations to visually support step-by-step procedures.

    Service Provider: EBSCOhost

  • Test Reviews Online

    Description: Access test reviews online, exactly as they appear in the Mental Measurements Yearbook series. Find free information on over 3,500 commercially available tests, most of which have been critically reviewed by the Buros Center for Testing. Reviews may be purchased for $15 per test title.

    Service Provider: Buros Center for Testing

  • Texas Digital Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970 

    Description: Provides digital access to large-scale maps of 426 cities in 213 counties in Texas.  The map scale is 1:600 or 50 feet to 1 inch. Overall, the maps were prepared from 1877 to 1951. Some larger cities have updated maps as recent as 1970.

    Created originally for the fire insurance industry for risk assessment purposes, Sanborn maps contain detailed information on such building features as size, shape, construction type (and sometimes date), use, and street address.  The maps also give street names, street and sidewalk widths, property boundaries, building use, and house and block numbers.

    Service Provider: ProQuest

  • Academic Search Complete

    Description: Provides access to the most up-to-date and accurate bibliographic information as well as current pricing structures for popular serials. This database contains nearly 250,000 U.S. and international titles, including newspapers; data from more than 108,000 publishers worldwide, including e-mail and Internet addresses.

    Service Provider: EBSCOhost

  • Ulrichsweb.com

    Description: Source of detailed information on more than 300,000 periodicals (also called serials) of all types: academic and scholarly journals, e-journals, peer-reviewed titles, popular magazines, newspapers, newsletters, and more.

    Ulrich’s records provide data points such as ISSN, publisher, language, subject, abstracting & indexing coverage, full-text database coverage, tables of contents, and reviews written by librarians.

    Service Provider: SerialsSolutions

  • Vocational and Career Collection 

    Description: The collection provides full text coverage for nearly 340 trade and industry related periodicals, and indexing and abstracts for over 600 journals. Full text information dates as far back as 1985.

    Service Provider: EBSCOhost

  • World Factbook 

    Description: Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

    This resource provides national-level information on countries, territories, and dependencies, but not subnational administrative units within a country. Also included are entries on parts of the world whose status has not yet been resolved (e.g., West Bank, Spratly Islands). Specific regions within a country or areas in dispute among countries are not covered.

    Service Provider: Central Intelligence Agency

  • WorldAlmanac 

    Description: Offers a fundamental reference source for students, library patrons, library reference staff, and scholars alike. Includes biographies, encyclopedia entries, facts, statistics.

    This database incorporates the full text of the following resources:

    • Funk & Wagnall’s New Encyclopedia
    • The World Almanac and Book of Facts
    • The World Almanac of the U.S.A.
    • The World Almanac of U.S. Politics
    • The World Almanac for Kids

    Service Provider: OCLC FirstSearch

  • 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)