Library Databases for ASU Guests & Visitors
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
Description: Provides nearly 10,000 biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of influential literary figures from all eras and genres.
Service Provider: Gale
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
Description: Institutional repository service hosted by the the Texas Digital Library, which contains records of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) submitted by participating member institutions. Full-text available where authors have granted permission to publish online.
Service Provider: Texas Digital Library
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
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
Description: “Database Retrieval Access using Google’s New Electronic Technology” is a specialized search engine developed by librarians at the New York Law School, that “drags the net” through a group of free law-related Web resources chosen by Library staff for their reliability and utility to legal researchers.
DRAGNET contains search tabs that look at specific portions of the law. Each tab can generate up to 100 hits, ranked for relevance by Google’s search engine.
Service Provider: New York Law School
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