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Library Databases for Authorized ASU Students, Faculty & Staff

  • 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

  • Ambrose Digital Streaming Video Collectionimage

    Description: Collection of more than 1200 streaming video clips and full programs. The database includes 37 of Shakespeare’s plays produced by BBC as well as additional films in history, social sciences, literature, fine arts, and the sciences.

    Every video includes synchronized captions. Closed Captions are searchable. Watch videos on any computer and on any Internet-connected mobile device. No downloads are required. Videos can be watched by multiple users at the same time.

    Service Provider: Ambrose Video Publishing

  • 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

  • CAMIO

    Description: Growing Catalog of Art Museum Images Online documenting works of art from around the world, representing the collections of prominent museums. CAMIO highlights the creative output of cultures around the world, from prehistoric to contemporary times, covering the complete range of expressive forms.

    Service Provider: OCLC

  • Clase y Periodica

    Description: CLASE indexes documents published in Latin American journals specializing in the social sciences and humanities. PERIODICA covers journals specializing in science and technology.

    This database offers access to more than 300,000 bibliographic citations from documents published in 2,600 scholarly journals. Contains information from articles, essays, book reviews, monographs, conference proceedings, technical reports, interviews and brief notes published in journals edited in 24 different countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as from publications that focus on Pan-American issues.

    Service Provider: OCLC

  • ComAbstracts

    Description: Database of article abstracts, books, bibliographic records, and other sources of relevance to researchers, scholars, and students interested in fields related to human communication studies (mass communication, human interaction, rhetoric, health communication, communication and new media, journalism, communication history, etc.).

    Service Provider: Communication Institute for Online Scholarship

  • Communication & Mass Media Complete imageimage

    Description: Incorporates CommSearch (formerly produced by the National Communication Association) and Mass Media Articles Index (formerly produced by Penn State) along with numerous other journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study.

    Offers cover-to-cover (“core”) indexing and abstracts for more than 570 journals, and selected (“priority”) coverage of nearly 200 more, for a combined coverage of more than 770 titles. Furthermore, this database includes full text for over 450 journals.

    Service Provider: EBSCOhost

  • Credo Reference imageimage

    Description: Online collection of top quality reference books from major publishers. It contains dictionaries, bilingual dictionaries, thesauri, encyclopaedias, quotations and atlases, plus a wide range or subject-specific titles covering everything from accounting to zoology. It also includes maps, images, and sound files.

    Service Provider: Credo

  • Dallas Morning News Hist. Arch. (1885-1984) imageimage

    Description: A unique genealogical and historical collection featuring digital facsimiles of nearly 100 years of newspaper issues that document major events in Texas, as reported by this leading metropolitan daily newspaper.

    It is a valuable resource for genealogical research, providing obituaries, marriage and birth announcements, biographical sketches and much more, enabling Texas genealogists to document their family history and experience the lives of their ancestors.

    It offers “real world” content, details on the lives of countless individuals and millions of events, issues and people, providing easy access to fascinating, first-hand accounts and digital primary sources chronicling local and national history.

    The text is fully searchable from cover to cover. The complete content of each issue (including articles, photos, graphics, maps, political cartoons, editorials, obituaries, display and classified advertisements, recipes) can be browsed by date or topic.

    Service Provider: NewsBank

  • Directory of Open Access Journals imageimageimage

    Description: Provides access to quality controlled Open Access journals. The Directory aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use an appropriate quality control system, and it is not be limited to particular languages or subject areas.

    Service Provider: TexShare

  • Dissertations and Theses Open Access image

    Description: Online repository of Open Access graduate works. Allows to locate relevant dissertations and theses quickly and easily, and view the complete text in PDF format free of charge.

    Service Provider: ProQuest

  • Dissertations and Theses A&I

    Description: This database includes bibliographic citations for materials ranging from the first U.S. dissertation, accepted in 1861, as well as European dissertations back from the 17th century, to those accepted as recently as last semester. PQDT is the official dissertations repository for the Library of Congress and the publishing partner of the National Library of Canada.

    PQDT allows students, faculty, and other researchers to search for high-quality, peer-reviewed and multidisciplinary research materials related to their scholarly interests. Graduate students can consult the database to make sure their proposed thesis or dissertation topics have not already been written about.

    Service Provider: ProQuest

  • Dissertations and Theses in Texas image

    Description: Hosted institutional repository service, developed by the the Texas Digital Library, which allows Texas institutions of higher learning to preserve and provide wide online access to their scholarly and pedagogic output.

    Service Provider: Texas Digital Library

  • EBSCO eBook Collection imageimageimage

    Description: Provides access to over 32,000 full-text scholarly, reference and professional eBooks from leading university, academic and professional publishers. These eBooks are digital versions of print books from a broad range of subject areas and topics.

    Service Provider: EBSCOhost

  • Essay and General Literature Indeximageimage

    Description: Produced by the H.W. Wilson Company, this database cites records contained in collections of essays and miscellaneous works published in the United States, Great Britain, and Canada.

    Areas covered include the humanities and social sciences, with subject coverage ranging from economics, political science, and history to criticism of literary works, art history, drama, and film.

    Service Provider: EBSCOhost

  • 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

  • Fuente Académica imageimageimage

    Description: Collection of scholarly journals from Latin America, Portugal and Spain. All major subject areas are covered with particular emphasis on agriculture, biological sciences, economics, history, law, literature, philosophy, psychology, public administration, religion and sociology.

    This database is updated on a weekly basis and currently offers the full text for more than 500 publications from 18 countries.

    Service Provider: EBSCOhost

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library imageimageimage

    Description: online collection of premier reference eBooks for multidisciplinary research. GVRL ebook titles that are part of the ASU library’s collection display on the home page, categorized by broad subject area. To view an alphabetical list of all titles in the library’s collection, users can click the ‘Title List’ link found below the GVRL product banner.

    Service Provider: Gale

  • 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

  • Handbook of Latin American Studies image

    Description: Bibliography of materials, selected and annotated by scholars, published worldwide in the field of Latin American studies. Edited by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress, the multidisciplinary and multilingual Handbook alternates annually between the social sciences and the humanities.

    Service Provider: Library of Congress

  • 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)

  • IndieFlix

    IMPORTANT: User Registration Required - First-time access to this resource requires the creation of a personal account using an ASU network computer on campus.

    Off-campus users can create a personal account following this link.

    Description: Streaming movie service that offers unlimited instant streaming access to award-winning shorts, feature films, and documentaries.

    View over forty-five hundred titles from more than fifty different countries, including the best from film festivals like Sundance, Cannes, Tribeca, and more.

    Service Provider: RBdigital

  • JSTOR imageimage

    Description: Searchable online collection of non-current issues (‘backfile’) of selected core scholarly (peer-reviewed) journals in a broad range of disciplines.

    The time lag between the most current issues of a journal title and the content available in JSTOR is called “moving wall.” It varies from publisher to publisher. The majority of journals in JSTOR have moving walls of between 3 and 5 years, but publishers may elect walls anywhere from zero to 10 years.

    Subjects covered include:

    • Area Studies (African, Asian, Latin American, Middle East, and Slavic Studies)
    • Arts (architecture & architectural history, art & art history, music, performing arts)
    • Business and Economics (business, development studies, economics, finance, management & organizational behavior, marketing & advertising)
    • History
    • Humanities (classical studies, feminist & women’s studies, film studies, folklore, language & literature, philosophy, religion)
    • Law
    • Medicine and Allied Health (health policy, health sciences, public health, social work)
    • Science and Mathematics (aquatic sciences, biological sciences, botany & plant sciences, ecology, geology, mathematics, statistics, zoology)
    • Social Sciences (archaeology, education, psychology, public policy & administration, sociology)

    Service Provider: JSTOR

  • LexisNexis® Academic image

    Description: Provides access to a wide range of news, business, legal, medical, and reference information from nearly 5,000 sources, most of them available in full text. The service covers newspapers, magazines, wire services, federal and state court opinions, federal and state statutes, federal regulations, and SEC filings. News information is updated daily and wire services several times daily.

    Research areas cover top news, general news topics, and news transcripts; foreign language news sources; company, industry, and market news; legal news; company financial information; general medical and health topics and medical abstracts; accounting, auditing, and tax information; law reviews; federal case law; U.S. Code; and state legal research.

    Service Provider: LexisNexis™

  • MAS Ultra ­ School Edition imageimageimage

    Description: Comprehensive database, designed specifically for high school libraries. It contains full text for nearly 500 popular high school magazines. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).

    Full text is also available for 85,670 biographies and over 107,000 primary source documents. Additionally, this database contains more than 360 reference books, an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and expanded full text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.

    Service Provider: EBSCOhost

  • MasterFILE Premier imageimageimage

    Description: Contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. This database also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps & flags. Backfiles for key publications go as far back as 1975.

    Service Provider: EBSCOhost

  • Music Index imageimage

    Description: Comprehensive guide to music periodicals and literature featuring digitized content from 1970 to present. This database contains cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts of articles about music, musicians, and the music industry for more than 475 periodicals, as well as book reviews, obituaries, news, and selective coverage for more than 230 periodicals

    Service Provider: EBSCOhost

  • OAIster image

    Description: Contains millions of records representing open access digital resources covering a variety of disciplines. These records have been harvested from archival collections built by more than 1,100 contributors worldwide. Records contain a digital object link allowing users access to the object in a single click.

    Service Provider: FirstSearch (OCLC)

  • 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

  • Play Indeximageimage

    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

  • SAGE Journals Online image

    Description: Delivery platform that provides online, and many times full-text, access to more than 560 peer-reviewed journals published by SAGE Publications and participating societies on a variety of disciplines including Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, Technology and Medicine.

    Service Provider: SAGE Publications

  • ScienceDirect® imageimage

    Description: Leading scientific database containing journal articles and book chapters from more than 2,500 peer-reviewed journals and more than 11,000 books. Some of the articles can be accessed in full text. Most of the resources included focus on the Sciences; the database is also rich in resources from the Health Sciences, Social Sciences and the Humanities.

    Service Provider: Elsevier

  • Statistical Abstract of the United Statesimage

    Description: 1400+ individually indexed tables (with attached spreadsheets), both searchable and browsable, providing a comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.

    Service Provider: ProQuest

  • 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

  • TOPICsearch imageimageimage

    Description: Current events database that allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today’s classrooms, including controversial opinions and viewpoints.

    This database contains full text for over 150,691 articles from 475 diverse sources including international and regional newspapers, periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information.

    Service Provider: EBSCOhost

  • Voice of the Shuttle image

    Description: “Woven” by Alan Liu, Professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara, VoS is one of the earliest humanities research portals. It began in 1994 as a 70+ Web-page directory of humanities research resources organized by field, historical period, author, etc. It was reimplemented in 2001 as a database-to-Web system allowing for dynamic views of the data and user contributions.

    Its mission has been to provide a structured and briefly annotated guide to online resources that at once respects the established humanities disciplines in their professional organization and points toward the transformation of those disciplines as they interact with the sciences and social sciences and with new digital media.

    VoS emphasizes both primary and secondary (or theoretical) resources, and defines its audience as people who have something to learn from a higher-education, professional approach to the humanities.

    Service Provider: University of California Santa Barbara

  • 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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