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Academic Search Complete
A comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,300 full-text periodicals, including 4,400 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 9,300 journals and a total of 9,810 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. This scholarly collection offers unmatched full text coverage of information in many areas of academic study including: archaeology, area studies, astronomy, biology, chemistry, civil engineering, electrical engineering, ethnic & multicultural studies, food science & technology, general science, geography, geology, law, mathematics, mechanical engineering, music, physics, psychology, religion & theology, women’s studies, and other fields. full text icon TexShare icon EBSCOhost
Angelo State University Digital Repository The Angelo State University Digital Repository collects, preserves, and distributes the scholarly output of the university, primarily electronic theses and dissertations. Full Text Icon Texas Digital Library
Directory of Open Access Journals Service that 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. Full Text Icon TexShare icon TexShare
Dissertations and Theses
Contains more than 2 million entries for doctoral dissertations and master’s theses. The database includes citations for materials ranging from the first U.S. dissertation, accepted in 1861, to those accepted as recently as last semester. Since 1997, new publications have been available electronically, and many publications can be ordered through the system for a fee. The database represents the work of authors from over 1,000 North American graduate schools and European universities. Angelo State University faculty, students, and staff have free access to 24 page previews and the full text in PDF format, when available, of all ASU theses published through UMI Dissertation Publishing. Full Text Icon ProQuest
DTIC Online A DoD publicly accessible repository and database of releasable technical reports from 1986 to the present (more than 400,000 citations and abstracts); as well as access to the databases of technical reports of NASA and the Department of Energy (DOE). Full Text Icon Gov
Electronic Journal Services
Access to more than 200 full text magazines and journals, as well as tables of contents of thousands of other periodicals Full Text Icon EBSCOhost
Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center
This database is the online equivalent of the 4-volume Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance published by Ferguson. It provides detailed and up-to date descriptions of more than 2,050 of the most popular jobs in 94 industries, as well as more than 23,000 resources (many with Web addresses, when applicable). Full Text Icon Facts on File
GPO - FDsys GPO’s Federal Digital system (FDsys) provides free online access to official Federal Government publications Full Text Icon Gov
Issues and Controversies
Online source of information on the most prominent and hotly debated issues of the day Full Text Icon Facts on File News Services
Latin America Network Information Center LANIC facilitates access to Internet-based information to, from, or on Latin America. Covers areas such as the social sciences, economy, governments, and history. Includes a Castro Speech Database Full Text Icon Free/
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MAS Ultra: School Edition
MasterFILE Premier contains full text for 2,005 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. This database also contains full text for more than 320 reference books, 84,074 biographies, 86,135 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 107,135 photos, maps & flags. MasterFILE Premier now offers PDF backfiles (as far back as 1975) for key publications including American Libraries, Foreign Affairs, History Today, Judaism, Library Journal, National Review, Saturday Evening Post, etc. Full Text Icon TexShare icon EBSCOhost
MasterFILE Premier
This multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,950 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also includes 315 full text reference books, nearly 100,000 biographies, 76,000 primary source documents, and an image collection of 116,000 photos, maps and flags Full Text Icon TexShare icon EBSCOhost
Megaconverter An ever-growing set of weights, measures and units conversion/calculation modules.   Free/WWW
Middle Search Plus
Provides full text for nearly 140 popular magazines for middle and jr. high school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990. Middle Search Plus also contains 84,011 biographies, 83,472 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 192,999 photos, maps and flags. This database is updated daily. Full Text Icon TexShare icon EBSCOhost
National Issues A non-partisan website that presents both sides of major national issues making the rounds in the media Full Text Icon Free
NationMaster A massive, yet easy to use, source of facts, statistics, charts, and maps on every country in the world, compiled from such sources as the CIA World Factbook, the United Nations, the World Health Organization, the World Bank, the World Resources Institute, UNESCO, UNICEF and OECD. Full Text Icon Free/WWW
Primary Search
Provides full text for nearly 70 popular, magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990. This database is updated daily. Full Text Icon TexShare icon EBSCOhost
Searchasaurus is a colorful search interface for elementary and middle school students. Three EBSCO elementary and middle school databases (Primary Search, Middle Search®Plus and Book Collection: Nonfiction) can be accessed via Searchasaurus Full Text Icon TexShare icon EBSCOhost
This current events database allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today’s classrooms. TOPICsearch contains full text for over 102,800 articles from more than 2,500 diverse sources, including more than 1,550 full text periodicals. Full Text Icon TexShare icon EBSCOhost