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Academic Search Complete
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
Bartleby A free, full-text searchable database incorporating a rich collection of classic works of reference, verse, fiction, nonfiction, and quotations Full Text Icon Free
Bedford Bibliography for Teachers of Writing The electronic Bibliography contains all of the entries found in the fifth edition of the print version and provides an index of authors with links to each entry Full Text Icon Free
Bibliography of Native North Americans
BNNA is a bibliographic database covering all aspects of native North American culture, history, and life. This resource covers a wide range of topics including archaeology, multicultural relations, gaming, governance, legend, and literacy. BNNA contains more than 80,000 citations for books, essays, journal articles, and government documents of the United States and Canada. Dates of coverage for included content range from the sixteenth century to the present.   TexShare icon EBSCOhost
Biography & Genealogy Master Index
Indexes current, readily available reference sources, as well as the most important retrospective works that cover individuals, both living and deceased, from every field of activity and from all areas of the world. Sources indexed include biographical dictionaries, subject encyclopedias, volumes of literary criticism, and indexes   TexShare icon Gale
Book Review Digest Plus
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
Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database
The Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD) offers 900,000 catalog records and more than 130,000 reviews of children’s books and other materials for children. The database can be searched by author, title, subject, keyword or phrase, or across the full text of a review. Searches can be limited by genre (such as biography, mystery, atlases, etc.), language, publisher, and other criteria. The CLCD database also includes entries for more than 200,000 awards, prizes, best book list and reading list entries. Full Text Icon The CLCD Company
Communication & Mass Media Complete
CMMC incorporates CommSearch (formerly produced by the National Communication Association) and Mass Media Articles Index (formerly produced by Penn State) along with numerous other journals to create a research and reference resource in the communication and mass media fields. CMMC offers cover-to-cover (“core”) indexing and abstracts for over 300 journals, and selected (“priority”) coverage of over 100 more, for a combined coverage of over 400 titles. Furthermore, this database includes full text for nearly 200 journals. Many major journals have indexing, abstracts, PDFs and searchable citations from their first issues to the present (dating as far back as 1915) Full Text Icon TexShare icon EBSCOhost
Communications Abstracts
Abstracts of articles published in the primary professional literature of the communication(s) field   CIOS
Contemporary Authors
Provides detailed biographical information on more than 100,000 authors from the twentieth century. Covers fiction and nonfiction writers, poets, playwrights, prominent print and broadcast journalists, editors, photojournalists, syndicated cartoonists, screenwriters, television scriptwriters, and other media people. Authors who write in languages other than English are included if their works have been published in the United States or translated into English Full Text Icon TexShare icon Gale
Contemporary Literary Criticism
A collection of biographical and critical essays on contemporary writers (defined as writers now living or who died after December 31, 1959). For each writer CLC provides a biographical essay that outlines the author’s life, works and critical importance; critical essays or excerpts taken from books, journals, newspapers and interviews; a listing of principal works; and resources for further reading. Full Text Icon TexShare icon Gale
CQ Researcher Online
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
Dallas Morning News Historical Archive
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
Dictionary of Literary Biography
Provides full text access to nearly 10,000 biographical, bibliographical, critical, and contextual essays on the lives, works, and careers of influential literary figures from all eras and genres Full Text Icon TexShare icon Gale
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
Dissertations and Theses in Texas 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. Full Text Icon Texas Digital Library
Film & Television Literature Index
Film and Television Literature Index covers over 300 journal and magazine titles for film and television reviews, scholarly and critical analysis of cinema and television, and articles of popular interest about film and television. About half the journals and magazines are film periodicals and the other half cover film and television with some regularity. Film and Television Literature Index is the new and expanded online version of the print title, Film Literature Index   TexShare icon EBSCOhost
Humanities International Complete
Provides full text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world. This database includes all data from Humanities International Index (more than 2,100 journals and 2.47 million records) plus unique full text content, much of which is not found in other databases. The database includes full text for more than 890 journals covering worldwide content pertaining to literary, scholarly and creative thought. Full Text Icon EBSCOhost
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
Online archive of non-current issues of scholarly journals. For the most part, the time interval between the last issue available in JSTOR and the most recently published issue of these journals varies between 3 and 5 years. Full Text Icon JSTOR
Literature Criticism Online
Has critical essays on authors or literary topics from many different genres and nationalities. Essays include a discussion of issues and themes, a survey of critical response to each author’s work or each topic in literary history, and selections from previously published criticism. The library’s subscription currently includes the following series: Children’s Literature Review; Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism; Contemporary Literary Criticism; Drama Criticism; Literature Criticism 1400 - 1800; Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism; Poetry Criticism; Shakespeare Criticism; Short Story Criticism; Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism. Full Text Icon TexShare icon  Gale
Literature Resource Center
Access biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of more than 120,000 authors from every age and literary discipline Full Text Icon TexShare icon Gale/InfoTrac
MLA Directory of Periodicals
The MLA Directory of Periodicals contains all information available on the journals and series on the bibliography’s Master List of Periodicals. The entries list editorial addresses, phone numbers, fax numbers, e-mail addresses, frequency of publication, descriptions of the periodicals’ scopes, circulation figures, subscription prices and addresses, advertising information, and submission guidelines. The directory also provides statistics on how many articles and book reviews the periodicals publish each year, as well as how many are submitted Full Text Icon TexShare icon EBSCOhost
MLA International Bibliography
Bibliography of journal articles, books and dissertations. Produced by the Modern Language Association, the electronic version of the Bibliography dates back to 1963 and contains over 1.5 million citations from more than 4,400 journals and series and 1,000 book publishers Full Text Icon TexShare icon EBSCOhost
Project MUSE
Offers full-text, online access to over 200 essential periodicals in the humanities, the arts, and the social sciences. Full Text Icon Johns Hopkins University Press
ProQuest Historical Newspapers
Searchable digital archive offering full-text and full-image access to the complete backfiles of the The Historical Christian Science Monitor, The Historical Los Angeles Times, The Historical New York Times, The Historical Wall Street Journal, and The Historical Washington Post. Full Text Icon ProQuest
Religion & Philosophy Collection
This database provides extensive coverage of such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy. Religion & Philosophy Collection offers more than 300 full text journals, including more than 250 peer-reviewed titles. This database is updated daily. Full Text Icon TexShare icon EBSCOhost
SAGE Journals Online
SAGE Publications publishes over 460 journals in Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, Technology and Medicine. SAGE Journals Online is the delivery platform that provides online access to the full text of individual SAGE journals. The SAGE Full-Text Collections are also available on SAGE Journals Online. Full Text Icon SAGE Publications
SCOLA Non-profit educational organization that receives and re-transmits television programming from around the world in native languages. SCOLA also provides other language learning content on their website.   Free
Scribner Writers
Gain access to 1,600 original and detailed bio-critical essays on the lives and works of important authors from around the world. Many authors in the Scribner Writers Series are seen from multiple perspectives through two, three or sometimes four essays. Students can go directly to an entry on a specific author, combine search criteria for a much more complex search, or explore thematic and chronological topics to make connections among writers. Full Text Icon TexShare icon EBSCOhost
Something About the Author Online
Provides comprehensive online access to all volumes ever printed in Gale’s™ Something About the Author series, which examines the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults. Something About the Author Online includes both the main series and Something About the Author Autobiography Series, totaling more than 217 volumes, 12,000 entries, and nearly 17,000 images - all delivered in an online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals. Full Text Icon Gale
Texas Reference Center
Texas Reference Center includes more than 80 full text journals and books about Texas history, ethnic & cultural diversity, gender studies, literature, public health, business as well as home & garden and sports & leisure. The database contains biographies portraying famous historical and contemporary Texans such as George Herbert Walker Bush, Lady Bird Johnson, Dan Moody, Susanna Dickinson and Sam Houston. Also available in the Texas Reference Center is the Spanish-language newspaper El Sol de Texas with Texas and national news coverage. This EBSCOhost database is updated weekly. 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
Twayne’s Authors Series
The Twayne’s Authors Series of literary criticism offers in-depth introductions to the lives and works of writers, the history and influence of literary movements and to the development of literary genres. This online series features the content of nearly 600 books that comprise three print series —United States Authors, English Authors and World Authors. Full Text Icon TexShare icon EBSCOhost
Twentieth Century American Poetry
Offers online access to the poetry of some of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. It incorporates the works of 285 of the most widely studied poets of the British Isles and beyond, including over forty distinguished authors from The Faber Poetry Library. Authors include the established and canonical such as Yeats, Housman, Lawrence, Sassoon, Eliot, Plath, Ted Hughes and Seamus Heaney, popular and accessible figures such as Kipling, Betjeman and Wendy Cope, lesser known but important names like William Empson and W.S. Graham and, among prominent contemporaries, Simon Armitage, Eavan Boland and Carol Ann Duffy. Many of the major themes of 20th century writing — nationality, politics, war, sexuality, religion and gender — can be understood anew through this vast and representative collection. Full Text Icon TexShare icon ProQuest
Twentieth Century English Poetry
Offers online access to the poetry of some of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. It incorporates the works of 285 of the most widely studied poets of the British Isles and beyond, including over forty distinguished authors from The Faber Poetry Library. Authors include the established and canonical such as Yeats, Housman, Lawrence, Sassoon, Eliot, Plath, Ted Hughes and Seamus Heaney, popular and accessible figures such as Kipling, Betjeman and Wendy Cope, lesser known but important names like William Empson and W.S. Graham and, among prominent contemporaries, Simon Armitage, Eavan Boland and Carol Ann Duffy. Many of the major themes of 20th century writing — nationality, politics, war, sexuality, religion and gender — can be understood anew through this vast and representative collection. Full Text Icon TexShare icon ProQuest
Voice of the Shuttle Annotated guide of links to humanities and humanities-related resources on the Internet   Free