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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®

  • Alt HealthWatch 

    Description: This database focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.

    It offers access to full text articles from more than 180 international, often peer-reviewed journals and reports. In addition, there are hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts.

    Service Provider: EBSCOhost

  • Ambrose Digital Streaming Video Collection

    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.

    Service Provider: Ambrose Video Publishing

  • CINAHL with Full Text 

    Description: This database indexes more than 3,000 journals covering nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines.

    Full text is available from 610 periodical titles, with coverage dating back to 1981.

    In addition, this database offers access to health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, educational software, audiovisuals and book chapters. Searchable cited references for more than 1,290 journals are also included.

    Service Provider: EBSCOhost

  • Cochrane Library 

    Description: Provides practitioners with the most up-to-date, independent, and assessed healthcare information, protocols, systematic reviews, abstracts, technology assessments, economic evaluations, and clinical trials abstracts.

    It contains the following databases:

    • Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) - leading resource for full-text systematic reviews in health care
    • Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness (DARE) - contains abstracts of systematic reviews that have been quality-assessed - each abstract includes a summary of the review together with a critical commentary about the overall quality
    • Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) - includes title and summary information of published articles taken from bibliographic databases (notably MEDLINE and EMBASE), and other published and unpublished sources
    • Cochrane Methodology Register (CMR) - bibliography of publications that report on methods used in the conduct of controlled trials - includes journal articles, books, and conference proceedings (no longer updated)
    • Health Technology Assessment Database (HTA) - brings together details of completed and ongoing health technology assessments (studies of the medical, social, ethical, and economic implications of healthcare interventions) from around the world to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of health care
    • NHS Economic Evaluator Database (EED) - assists decision-makers by systematically identifying economic evaluations from around the world, appraising their quality, and highlighting their relative strengths and weaknesses

    Service Provider: Wiley-Blackwell

  • CQ Researcher Online 

    Description: Published online 44 times a year, this resource offers original, comprehensive reporting on and unbiased analysis of issues in the news. Areas covered include health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Full-length articles include an overview, historical background, chronology, pro/con feature, plus resources for additional research. Graphics, photos and short “sidebar” features round out the reports. Shorter “Hot Topics” articles provide a solid introduction to subjects most in demand by students.

    Service Provider: CQ Press/SAGE

  • Credo Reference 

    Description: Online collection of top quality reference books from major publishers. It contains dictionaries, bilingual dictionaries, thesauri, encyclopedias, 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. (1885-1985) 

    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 

    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 - Texas

    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

  • 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 Open Access (PQDT Open)

    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

  • ebrary Ebook Collection

    Description:  Offers carefully curated ebooks spanning coverage in all academic subject areas with exceptional strength in computers and IT, engineering, life and physical sciences, and math.

    Service Provider: ebrary / ProQuest

  • eLibro Collection

    Description:  Electronic Spanish-language platform devoted to research. This database has more than 80,000 titles from over 500+ publishers – with 95% of them from Latin America and Spain.

    Service Provider: ebrary / ProQuest

  • 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 

    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 Scholar

    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 

    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

  • Health Reference Center Academic 

    Description: Integrates millions of articles from a wide range of full-text nursing and allied health journals, magazines, newsletters and select consumer health information sources with full-text reference works and hundreds of health-related multimedia demonstrating medical procedures and live surgeries.

    Service Provider: Gale

  • Health Source Consumer Edition 

    Description: This resource provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines, including American Fitness, Better Nutrition, Fit Pregnancy, Harvard Health Letter, Men’s Health, Muscle & Fitness, Prevention, Vegetarian Times, and many others. It also includes searchable full text for more than 1,000 health-related pamphlets and more than 130 health reference books.

    Additionally, this database contains more than 4,500 Clinical Reference Systems reports (in English and Spanish); Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names; and Merriam-Webster’s Medical Desk Dictionary.

    Service Provider: EBSCOhost

  • Health Source Nursing/Academic Edition 

    Description: Provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Also featured are abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 journals. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong.

    Additionally, this database contains Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.

    Service Provider: EBSCOhost

  • JSTOR 

    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

  • 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®

  • MAS Ultra School Edition 

    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 

    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

  • MedicLatina 

    Description: Spanish language collection of medical research and investigative journals published by renowned Latin American medical publishers. This unique database provides access to full text for 130 peer-reviewed medical journals in native Spanish.

    A wide range of topics are covered including neuroscience, cardiology, nephrology, biomedicine, clinical research, pediatrics, human reproduction, clinical pathology, cancer research, and hematology.

    Service Provider: EBSCOhost

  • MEDLINE (via EBSCOhost) 

    Description: Provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, this database uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 5,400 current biomedical journals.

    Service Provider: EBSCOhost

  • MEDLINE® (via Web of Knowledge)

    Description: Premier bibliographic database from the U.S. National Library of Medicine®, covering biomedicine and life sciences topics vital to biomedical practitioners, educators, and researchers, such as bioengineering, public health, clinical care, and plant and animal science. nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, marine biology, and preclinical sciences.

    Provides global coverage, indexing content from over 4,900 journals in 30 languages, plus a select number of relevant items from newspapers, magazines, and newsletters. Over 500,000 records are added annually. Retrospective coverage dates back to 1950.

    Service Provider: Thomson Reuters

  • National Technical Information Service

    Description: NTIS serves as the largest central resource for government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business related information available today. Its mission supports the Department of Commerce mission to promote the nation’s economic growth by providing access to information that stimulates innovation and discovery. Use the “National Technical Research Library” to search for federally funded bibliographic science and technology research information collected by NTIS.
    ATTENTION: To access the full-text documents of federally funded research, users must register and accept the “Terms and Conditions of Use” of NTRL.

    Service Provider: U.S. Department of Commerce

  • Natural & Alternative Treatments 

    Description: Contains detailed information on almost 200 different conditions and the conventional and natural treatments used to treat them, over 300 herbs and supplements, plus drug-herb and drug-supplement interactions for more than 90 drug categories.

    Service Provider: EBSCOhost

  • OAK Search

    Description: Use this search portal to locate quality online publications, reports, and books from a number of open access collections, including those listed below.

    • BioMed Central
    • arXiv
    • DataCite
    • Directory of Open Access Journals
    • HathiTrust
    • Project Gutenberg
    • Public Library of Science (PLoS)
    • Research Papers in Economics (RePEc)
    • Institutional Repositories at Harvard, Iowa State, University of California system, and many others.

    Service Provider: Texas A&M University Libraries

  • 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

  • PILOTS

    Description: Bibliographic database covering the Published International Literature On Traumatic Stress. Produced by the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, it is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Its goal is to include citations to all literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health sequelae of traumatic events, without disciplinary, linguistic, or geographical limitations, and to offer both current and retrospective coverage.

    Service Provider: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 

    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

  • PsycARTICLES 

    Description: Definitive source of full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology. It contains more than 163,000 articles from more than 80 journals published by the American Psychological Association (APA), its imprint the Educational Publishing Foundation (EPF), and from allied organizations including the Canadian Psychological Association and the Hogrefe Publishing Group. It includes all journal articles, book reviews, letters to the editor, and errata from each journal. Coverage spans 1894 to present.

    Service Provider: EBSCOhost

  • Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Coll.

    Description: Provides access to more than 560 full-text journals covering topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods, child & adolescent psychology and various areas of counseling.

    Service Provider: EBSCOhost

  • PsycINFO® 

    Description: The American Psychological Association’s resource for abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations. It is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health, and contains over 3 million citations and summaries dating as far back as the 1600s.

    Included is information on the psychological aspects of related fields such as medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, technology, linguistics, anthropology, business, law and others. Journal coverage, which spans from the 1800s to the present, includes international material selected from around 2,500 periodicals in dozens of languages.

    Service Provider: EBSCOhost

  • Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine Source

    Description: CA clinical reference tool designed for use by rehabilitation clinicians, physical therapists, and occupational therapists at the point of care. Contains over 174,000 records dating back to 1963 and includes access to more than 200 full-text scholarly titles in the discipline: covering such domains as orthopedics, physiology, nutrition, sports exercise, and physical therapy.

    Service Provider: EBSCOhost

  • SAGE Journals Online 

    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

  • Salud en Español 

    Description: Provee reportes completos basados en evidencias y fichas de datos relacionados a todos los aspectos de la salud y el bienestar. Reportes específicos por tema que cubren todos los aspectos de la salud, dan información general importante en relación a enfermedades, afecciones y procedimientos de diversos tratamientos.

    Service Provider: EBSCOhost

  • Science Accelerator 

    Description: Gateway to DOE’s important scientific and technical resources. These resources provide the results of research and development (R&D) projects and programs, descriptions of R&D projects underway or recently completed, and major R&D accomplishments. Below is a list of all the resources searchable via this gateway:

    • DOE Data Explorer - locate collections of scientific research data and multimedia generated in the course of DOE-funded research.
    • DOE Green Energy - access results from DOE green energy research and development
    • DOE R&D Accomplishments - discover outcomes of past DOE R&D which have had significant economic impact, improved people’s lives, or been widely recognized as a remarkable advance in science.
    • DOE Tech Transfer Information - allows searching of technology transfer information across the Department of Energy Laboratories.
    • DOepatents - search and retrieve patent information from a collection of patent records.
    • SciTech Connect - a new portal to free, publicly available DOE research and development (R&D) results.
    • ESTSC - search and acquire scientific and technical software representing the latest in federally funded technology.
    • E-print Network - 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.
    • Science Conference proceedings - access science and technology conference papers and proceedings.
    • Science Journals Connector - enhanced access to scientific research results published in scientific journals, with special emphasis on journal resources supported and/or sponsored by DOE and its predecessors.
    • SOAJ - gateway to open access publications in the sciences. Using federated search technology, SOAJ allows the user to search multiple open access publications with a single query. Results are consolidated and returned in relevance-ranked order, and users are directed to the originating sources for access to the full-text documents.
    • ScienceCinema - explore multimedia videos about DOE and other science research.

    Service Provider: U.S. Department of Energy

  • Science and Technology Ebook Collection

    Description:  Offers carefully curated ebooks spanning coverage in all science and technology topics with exceptional strength in computers and IT, engineering, life and physical sciences, and math.

    Service Provider: ebrary / ProQuest

  • Science in Context

    Description: An engaging resource providing contextual information on hundreds of science topics. It merges Gale’s authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

    Service Provider: Gale

  • ScienceDirect® 

    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

  • SciTech Collection Premium

    Description:  Provides full-text titles from around the world, including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, government publications, and more.
    For those researchers who need to conduct comprehensive literature reviews, this database includes specialized, editorial-controlled A&I resources for discovery of relevant scholarly research and technical literature critical to the discipline.

    Service Provider: ProQuest

  • Social Work Reference Center

    Description: Covers a wide array of topics such as adolescent health, aging, end-of-life care, clinical social work, and diversity.

    This database is written by a respected editorial faculty that creates content using a strict evidence-based editorial policy focused on systematic identification, evaluation, and consolidation of the most current clinical research.

    Service Provider: EBSCOhost

  • STAT!Ref Online

    Description: Healthcare e-resource enabling users to intuitively cross-search full-text, evidence-based and authoritative resources.

    By offering resources in over 50 disciplines, STAT!Ref ensures a wide variety of topics – offering substantial depth in categories such as nursing, dentistry, anatomy, patient safety, exam preparation, infectious diseases, internal medicine, microbiology, orthopedics, pharmacy and pharmacology, pediatrics, and more.

    Service Provider: EBSCOhost

  • Statistical Abstract of the United States

    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 

    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 

    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

  • Wiley Online Library 

    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