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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

  • ArticleFirstimageimage

    Description: Index of articles from the contents pages of over 16,000 journals.

    Each record describes one article, news story, letter, or other item from a journal. For most items, a list of libraries that have the journal title is provided.

    Subjects covered include business, science, humanities, social science, medicine, technology, and popular culture.

    Service Provider: FirstSearch (OCLC)

  • Astrophysics Data Systemsimage

    Description: Digital Library portal for researchers in Astronomy and Physics, operated by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) under a NASA grant. The ADS maintains three bibliographic databases containing more than 10.1 million records: Astronomy and Astrophysics, Physics, and arXiv e-prints.

    Full-text articles and abstracts of papers available from the ADS databases are copyrighted by the respective publishers and are subject to all applicable copyright protection under the laws of the United States and other countries.

    Service Provider: Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

  • 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

  • DTIC® Online image

    Description: The Defense Technical Information Center serves the DoD community as the largest central resource for DoD and government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business related information available today.

    All areas of defense research are covered, including biological and medical science, environmental pollution and control, and behavioral and social science. The collection also contains Department of Defense (DoD) directives and instructions, budget information, conference and symposia proceedings, patents and patent applications, and other topics of interest to the defense community.

    Only publicly available materials are accessible from this web site.

    Service Provider: Department of Defense

  • E-print Network image

    Description: A vast, integrated network of electronic scientific and technical information created by scientists and research engineers active in their respective fields, all full-text searchable. Intended for use by other scientists, engineers, and students at advanced levels.

    Gateway to over 35,300 websites and databases worldwide, containing over 5.5 million e-prints in basic and applied sciences, primarily in physics but also including subject areas such as chemistry, biology and life sciences, materials science, nuclear sciences and engineering, energy research, computer and information technologies, and other disciplines of interest to DOE.

    Service Provider: Office of Scientific and Technical Information (Department of Energy)

  • 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

  • Electronic Collection Online

    Description: collection of scholarly journals in a variety of subject areas including education, medicine, psychology, science, and technology.

    Service Provider: FirstSearch (OCLC)

  • 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

  • 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

  • GPO FDsys imageimage

    Description: The Federal Digital System (FDsys) provides free online access to official Federal Government publications and securely controls digital content throughout its life-cycle to ensure content integrity and authenticity.

    FDsys is also a repository that guarantees long-term preservation and access to digital Government content. To meet this critical need for permanent access to Federal Government information, FDsys follows archival system standards.

    Currently, the following collections are searchable and accessible via FDsys:

    • Budget of the United States Government
    • Code of Federal Regulations
    • Coastal Zone Information Center
    • Compilation of Presidential Documents
    • Congressional Bills
    • Congressional Calendars
    • Congressional Committee Prints
    • Congressional Directory
    • Congressional Documents
    • Congressional Hearings
    • Congressional Record
    • Congressional Record (Bound Edition)
    • Congressional Record Index
    • Congressional Reports
    • Economic Indicators
    • Economic Report of the President
    • Education Reports from ERIC
    • Federal Register
    • History of Bills
    • House Rules and Manual
    • Journal of the House of Representatives
    • GAO Reports and Comptroller General Decisions
    • List of CFR Sections Affected
    • Privacy Act Issuances
    • Public and Private Laws
    • Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States
    • Senate Manual
    • United States Code
    • United States Courts Opinions
    • United States Government Manual
    • United States Statutes at Large

    Service Provider: U.S. Government Printing Office

  • GPO Monthly Catalog

    Description: Contains bibliographic citations for all types of U.S. government documents, including Congressional reports, hearings, debates, and records; judiciary materials; and documents issued by executive departments (Defense, State, Labor, Office of the President, etc.).

    Service Provider: FirstSearch (OCLC)

  • GreenFILE imageimageimage

    Description: Offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments, and what can be done at each level to minimize these effects.

    Multidisciplinary by nature, this database draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. It provides indexing and abstracts for more than 538,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 5,800 records.

    Service Provider: EBSCOhost

  • 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)

  • IEEE Xplore Digital Library image

    Description: Provides full-text access to high quality technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science, electronics, and related disciplines.

    Includes full-text access to IEEE journals, magazines, conference proceedings, and active standards, as well as periodicals and conferences from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), conferences from VDE Verlag, and the Bell Labs Technical Journal.

    Service Provider: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

  • 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

  • KnowItAll AnyWare™ image

    Description: Powerful browser-based interface designed to search up to 1.4 million spectra* (IR, NMR, MS, Raman, UV-Vis) plus related chemical structures and properties.

    Service Provider: Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.

  • 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

  • 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)

  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information image

    Description: OSTI collects, preserves, and disseminates Department of Energy-sponsored R&D results that are the outcomes of R&D projects or other funded activities at DOE labs and facilities nationwide and grantees at universities and other institutions. The information is typically in the form of technical documents, conference papers, articles, multimedia, and software, collectively referred to as scientific and technical information (STI).

    Access to scientific and technical information is provided via web-based searchable databases, offering ever-expanding sources of R&D information to the research community and the science-attentive public. The databases offer search simplicity as well as advanced search capabilities such as customized alerts, results displayed in relevance rank, and downloadable search results for a broad array of scientific information related to DOE missions.

    Service Provider: U.S. Department of Energy

  • 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

  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences image

    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)

  • PubChem image

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Wiley Online Library image

    Description: Provides full text access to journals, reference works, and books published by Wiley in the field of business, chemistry, computer science, earth and environmental science, education, engineering, law, life sciences, mathematics and statistics, medicine and healthcare, physics and astronomy, polymers and materials science, psychology, and social sciences.

    Service Provider: Wiley

  • 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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