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Guest Databases by Subject: Criminal Justice, Military, Political Science

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Database Description Full Text Service
Academic Search Complete
(IN LIBRARY USE ONLY)
A comprehensive scholarly, multidisciplinary database, featuring thousands of full-text journals. This resource offers coverage of information spanning a broad range of important areas of academic study including: 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. full text icon TexShare icon EBSCOhost
Air University Library Index to Military Periodicals (AULIMP) Subject index to significant articles, news items, and editorials from English language military and aeronautical periodicals Full Text Icon Gov
Book Review Digest Plus
(IN LIBRARY USE ONLY)
A reference database that provides review excerpts and book summaries for current English-language fiction and non-fiction books for all ages. Abstracting and indexing is included for more than 112,000 books, with more than 8,000 new records from 109 periodicals added per year. Review abstracts contain bibliographic indexing for further reviews. Book Review Digest is searchable by title, author, keywords, subject heading, ISBN, call number and more. Abstracts include age/grade level of children’s books and include the approximate number of words in the complete review, allowing users to search for any word or name in this field. Full Text Icon EBSCOhost
CQ Researcher Online
(IN LIBRARY USE ONLY)
CQ Researcher, published online 44 times a year by CQ Press, 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 Text Icon CQ Press / SAGE
Criminal Justice Abstracts
(IN LIBRARY USE ONLY)
Criminal Justice Abstracts covers crime trends, crime prevention and deterrence, juvenile delinquency, juvenile justice, police, courts, punishment and sentencing. The database contains indexes and summaries of international journal articles, books, and governmental and non-governmental reports on a wide range of topics in criminal justice.   Cambridge Scientific Abstracts
Dallas Morning News Historical Archive
(IN LIBRARY USE ONLY)
A unique historical digital image collection accessible by keyword and date searching. It documents major events in Texas, the United States, and the world, providing valuable primary source information. Classified and display advertising, photos and graphics are also included. Full Text Icon NewsBank
Digital National Security Archive
(IN LIBRARY USE ONLY)
Contains more than 80,000 declassified documents, an archival record of reports, memoranda, correspondence and papers concerning important public policy decisions in the area of foreign affairs and national security. The Digital National Security Archive consists of 29 collections: Afghanistan, Berlin Crisis, China, Cuban Missile Crisis, Guatemala, El Salvador,Iran, Iran-Contra Affair, Iraqgate, Japan, Kissinger Telephone Conversations, National Security Agency,Nicaragua, Peru, Philippines, Presidential Directives on National Security, South Africa, Soviet Union, Terrorism and U.S. Policy, U.S. Espionage and Intelligence,U.S. Intelligence Community, U.S. Intelligence on Weapons of Mass Destruction,U.S. Military Uses of Space, U.S. Nuclear History, U.S. Nuclear Non-Proliferation Policy,U.S. Policy in the Vietnam War. Full Text Icon Proquest
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
DRAGNET (Search free legal databases) 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.   Free / New York School of Law
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
Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences
(IN LIBRARY USE ONLY)
Provides complete coverage of the core theories, methods, techniques, and applications in the forensic science field. The Encyclopedia covers the field of forensic science from crime-scene analysis through pathological and analytical techniques to legal issues. Full Text Icon Elsevier
Europa World Online
(IN LIBRARY USE ONLY)
Europa World is the online version of the Europa World Year Book, an important source of information on world-wide affairs. The database includes detailed surveys of over 250 countries and territories, a comprehensive listing of over 1,650 international organizations, access to the very latest statistics, directory information and current analysis. Full Text Icon Routledge
European Views of the Americas: 1493 - 1750 Bibliographic database of European works that relate to the Americas. This database contains more than 32,000 entries and is an extensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. It covers the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of native American peoples. A wide range of subject areas are covered; from natural disasters to disease outbreaks and slavery.   Free / EBSCOhost
FindLaw: Cases & Codes Access U.S. federal and state codes, statutes, regulations, and cases, including U.S. Supreme Court decisions back to 1893, California Supreme Court and Appellate Court decisions back to 1934 (with citations and internal page numbers), recent U.S. Circuit Court and other state court decisions and federal and state codes [FindLaw home page] Full Text Icon Free
GAO Reports Contains all publicly released reports (“blue books”), testimonies, correspondence, and special publications on audits, surveys, investigations, and evaluations of Federal programs conducted by the Government Accounting Office (GAO) from FY 1995 to the present, as well as approximately 85% of the publicly released reports for FY 1994 and 3% for FY 1993. Full Text Icon Gov
Global Road Warrior
(IN LIBRARY USE ONLY)
175 country resource for the international traveler, with a focus on business travel. Covers society and culture, communications, media, travel, trade, business, money and banking, and downloadable country maps. Full Text Icon World Trade Press
GPO - FDsys GPO’s Federal Digital system (FDsys) provides free online access to official Federal Government publications Full Text Icon Gov
Homeland Security Digital Library
(IN LIBRARY USE ONLY)
Gateway to a wide range of authoritative resources on the subject of homeland security,collected from a wide range of sources, including federal, state, tribal, and local government agencies, professional organizations, think tanks, academic institutions, and international governing bodies. Resources are carefully selected and evaluated by a team of librarians and subject-matter specialists. The HSDL is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s National Preparedness Directorate, FEMA and the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security. Full Text Icon Gov
InfoTrac Newsstand
(IN LIBRARY USE ONLY)
Provides access to more than 1,000 major U.S. regional, national and local newspapers as well as leading titles from around the world. including The Austin American-Statesman (1/96-current ), The Christian Science Monitor (1/96-current), The Financial Times (1/96-current), The Guardian (1/90-current), The Houston Chronicle (1/96-current), and The New York Times (1/85-current). Full Text Icon TexShare icon Gale/InfoTrac
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 / UT Austin
Legal Collection
(IN LIBRARY USE ONLY)
This database contains full text for nearly 250 of the world’s most respected, scholarly law journals. The Legal Collection is an authoritative source for information on current issues, studies, thoughts and trends of the legal world. Full Text Icon TexShare icon EBSCohost
MasterFILE Premier
(IN LIBRARY USE ONLY)
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
Military & Government Collection
(IN LIBRARY USE ONLY)
Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military, this database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of those sites. Provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals and indexing and abstracts for nearly 400 titles. Full Text Icon TexShare icon EBSCOhost
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
National Criminal Justice Reference Service The National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS), created in 1972, is a federally funded resource offering justice and substance abuse information to further support research, policy, and program development worldwide. NCJRS is sponsored by a partnership of Federal agencies from the Department of Justice. Online publications on the NCJRS Web site come in three formats: HTML, Text, and PDF. Full Text Icon Gov
National Issues A non-partisan website that presents both sides of major national issues making the rounds in the media Full Text Icon Free
Newspaper Source
(IN LIBRARY USE ONLY)
Provides full text of 139 regional U.S. newspapers, eighteen international newspapers, six news wires, and nine newspaper columns, The Christian Science Monitor, and The Los Angeles Times Full Text Icon TexShare icon EBSCOhost
PAIS International
(IN LIBRARY USE ONLY)
Database chronicling global public policy and social issues.  Includes materials in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish with English language abstracts and subject headings, and links to web resources and publisher websites Full Text Icon Cambridge Scientific Abstracts
PILOTS This database, covering the Published International Literature On Traumatic Stress, is produced at the headquarters of the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in White River Junction, Vermont, and 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. Full Text Icon Free / CSA
Polling Report An independent, nonpartisan resource on trends in American public opinion Full Text Icon Free
State and Local Government on the Net Guide to government-sponsored Internet sites   Free
Texas Administrative Code and Texas Register The Texas Administrative Code is a compilation of all state agency rules in Texas. There are 16 titles in the TAC. Each title represents a category and relating agencies are assigned to the appropriate title.
The Texas Register serves as the notice bulletin of state agency rule-making. The Texas Register contains emergency, proposed, and adopted rules; notices of withdrawn and repealed rules; notices of rule review and other information submitted by state agencies for publication.
Full Text Icon Texas State Gov
TexasLawHelp.org Website dedicated to providing free, reliable legal information to those who cannot afford legal help. Full Text Icon Partnership for Legal Access
Wiley Online Library
(IN LIBRARY USE ONLY)
Provides full-text access to journal articles in the fields 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. Full Text Icon Wiley
World Factbook Online version of the current edition of the Factbook, produced by the CIA Full Text Icon Gov