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Databases

Most databases are available only to students who are enrolled at Cottey.

Academic Search Complete

The most comprehensive database at Cottey. Scholarly, "multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. Searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,400 journals." Cite this source as a library subscription database.

Academic Search Elite and Academic Search Premier are subsets of Academic Search Complete.

AD ACCESS from Duke University

"Over 7,000 U.S. and Canadian advertisements covering five product categories - Beauty and Hygiene, Radio, Television, Transportation, and World War II propaganda - dated between 1911 and 1955." Cite this source as a web site.

AGRICOLA from The National Agricultural Library, Washington, DC

One of the world's "largest and most accessible agricultural information collections." Cite this source as a web site.

American Women Through Time Designed by Ken Middleton of Middle Tennessee State University Library

A "timeline that links specific events with relevant online sources, such as diaries and letters, photograph collections, and lectures by historians." Cite this source as a web site.

American Women's History: A Research Guide Designed by Ken Middleton of Middle Tennessee State University

Citations to "both print and Internet reference sources, as well as to selected large primary source collections. The guide also provides information about the tools researchers can use to find additional books, articles, dissertations, and primary sources." Cite this source as a web site.

Business Source Premier

Provides "full text for more than 2,300 journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed titles and full text back to 1886. Searchable cited references date back to 1998. Provides full text coverage in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. This database is updated daily on EBSCOhost." Cite this source as a library subscription database.

Child Development & Adolescent Studies

Produced by NISC, it is "today's source for references to the current and historical literature related to growth and development of children through the age of 21. Book reviews and abstracts from hundreds of journals and a bibliography of thousands of technical reports, books, book chapters, theses and dissertations covering biomedical and social sciences worldwide are indexed. More than 342,000 records are included with over 10,000 new records added each year." This database provides citations and abstracts. Use the interlibrary loan service to request the full article.

CSOCollegeSource Online

A database of over 59,000 "digital college catalogs, institution profiles, transcript keys, and other critical resources." Cite this source as a library subscription database.

Consumer Health Complete

A "comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support patients' information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. Provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. In addition, it includes the Clinical Reference System and the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which provides access to up-to-date, concise and clinically relevant drug monographs. The database is updated on a weekly basis." Cite this source as a library subscription database.

Given by the Evelyn Ladd Library Fund & the Dorothy Ann Kimberlin Holmes Library Fund
Over 500 general reference titles from over 70 publishers, covering every major subject. Cite this source as a library subscription database.

- from Lund University and the National Library of Sweden

"Free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals, covering all subjects and many languages." Cite this source as a web site.

Designed by Ken Middleton of Middle Tennessee State University

Provides access to digital collections of primary sources (photos, letters, diaries, artifacts, etc.) that "document the history of women in the United States. These diverse collections range from Ancestral Pueblo pottery to interviews with women engineers from the 1970s." Cite this source as a web site.

EBSCOhost

The quickest way to find large amounts of resources on almost every topic. In addition to providing a number of subscription databases containing articles from scholarly journals and popular magazines, it has EBSCOhost Integrated Search, that powers the Library's Integrated Search. Cite each EBSCOhost source as a library subscription database.

Entrepreneurial Studies Source

Provides "the latest insight into topics relevant to entrepreneurship and small business. This database offers users full text for more than 125 key periodicals, 135 reference books, case studies, thousands of company profiles and over 600 videos with transcripts and related articles from the Harvard Faculty Series and Vator.TV." Cite this source as a library subscription database.

Environment Complete

Contains "more than 2.4 million records from more than 2,200 domestic and international titles going back to 1888 (including over 1,350 active core titles) as well as more than 190 monographs. The database also contains full text for more than 920 journals." Cite this source as a library subscription database.

ERIC (Education Resources Information Center sponsored by the U. S. Department of Education)

The largest database in the field of Education, containing "more than 1.3 million records and links to more than 323,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966." Cite this source as a library subscription database.

Online access to the "official and authentic government publications to Congress, Federal agencies, Federal depository libraries, and the American public." Cite this source as a web site.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

Provides "over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas." Cite this source as a library subscription database.

Gender Watch

A full text database of unique and diverse publications that focus on how gender impacts a broad spectrum of subject areas. With its archival material, dating back to 1970 in some cases, GenderWatch is a repository of important historical perspectives on the evolution of the women's movement, men's studies, the transgendered community, and the changes in gender roles over the years. Publications include scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, regional publications, books, and NGO, government and special reports. Cite this source as a library subscription database.

Google Scholar, selects academic resources from the Internet, providing a way to broadly search for scholarly documents from "many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites." Documents are ranked "by weighing the full text of each document, where it was published, who wrote it, as well as how often and how recently it has been cited in other scholarly literature." Cite this source as a web site.

Business Resource

Business data on companies, corporate leaders, and industries. Cite this source as a library subscription database.

Humanities International Complete

Provides "full text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world. Produced by Whitston Publishing (an imprint of EBSCO Publishing), this database includes all data from Humanities International Index (more than 2,300 journals and more than 2.9 million records) plus unique full text content, much of which is not found in other databases. The database includes full text for more than 1,200 journals." Cite this source as a library subscription database.

from the Family Education Network - almanac, atlas, biographies, dictionary, encyclopedia, thesaurus. Cite this source as a web site.

from ITHAKA, a non-profit organization of scholars - at Cottey JSTOR is focused on Business, Humanities and Fine Arts articles in full text from a large number of scholarly journals. Some publications withhold access to articles in the most recent 2 to 5 years. Cite this source as a library subscription database.

LIFE Photo Archive - hosted by Google

"Search millions of photographs from the the LIFE Magazine photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today." Cite this source as a web site.

- from Gale Cengage Publishing

Use as a starting point to locate authors in volumes of these sets in the Cottey Reference Collection:
Contemporary Authors
Contemporary Literary Criticism
Literature Criticism from 1400-1800
Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism
Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism

MDC - from the Missouri Department of Conservation

"Administers more than 975,000 acres throughout the state. Oak and hickory are the most common tree species, and other important species are shortleaf pine, eastern red cedar, walnut, ash and cottonwood, which provide wildlife habitat, outdoor recreation, watershed protection, scenic beauty and wood products." Cite this source as a web site.

MEDLINE

Provides "authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created for doctors by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals." Cite this source as a library subscription database.

- from the Missouri State Archives

Records of "enduring historical value from institutions throughout the state of Missouri," including documents, photographs, maps and other materials. Cite this source as a web site.

- from the Department of History, University of Southern California

"A scholarly resource for the study of women's religious communities from 400 to 1600 CE." Cite this source as a web site.
MORENET Learning Express

Learning Express provides test preparation materials for education, civil service, career or citizenship tests. The Skill Building for Adults section has practice tests for improving skills in math, finance, public speaking, writing and other areas.

Given by the Susan Elizabeth Meeker Library Fund

"The electronic editions of record for valuable local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers as well as full-text content of key international sources -- all in one easy-to-search database with a world map." Cite this source as a library subscription database.

Newspaper Source

Provides "cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 (U.S.) & international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for 389 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are also provided." Cite this source as a library subscription database.

Professional Development Collection

Designed for professional educators, it is "the most comprehensive collection" of full text education journals in the world. This database "provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports." Cite this source as a library subscription database.

PsycARTICLES

Sponsored by the American Psychological Association (APA), it is a definitive source of full-text, "peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology. The database contains over 150,000 articles from nearly 80 journals published by the APA, and its imprint the Educational Publishing Foundation (EPF), and from allied organizations including the Canadian Psychology Association and Hogrefe Publishing Group." Cite this source as a library subscription database.

PsycINFO

The American Psychological Association's (APA) "renowned resource for abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health. It contains over 3 million records and summaries dating as far back as the 1600s with one of the highest DOI matching rates in the publishing industry. Journal coverage, which spans from the 1800s to the present, includes international material selected from around 2,500 periodicals in dozens of languages." This database provides citations and abstracts. Use the interlibrary loan service to request the full article.

Public Affairs Index

A "bibliographic database covering all aspects of global contemporary public policy issues ranging from public health, the environment, housing, human and civil rights, to international conflict and natural disasters. It draws on a diverse array of scholarly publications, conference papers, government documents and current reference works to provide up-to-date information on the broad range of topics of concern to the world today." This database provides citations and abstracts. Use the interlibrary loan service to request the full article.

Regional Business News

Provides "comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications, incorporating coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States." Cite this source as a library subscription database.

RSAP (Research Society of American Periodicals)

A large collection of links to sites of historical magazines and newspapers, mostly American. Cite these sources as online periodicals.

Science Reference Center

A "comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content. This database contains full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife." Cite this source as a library subscription database.

Scitable is "a free science library and personal learning tool brought to you by Nature Publishing Group, the world's leading publisher of science." Currently, it concentrates on genetics and cell biology. Cite this source as a web site.

The online Sports Illustrated, complete with photo archives. Cite this source as an online magazine.

State Government Databases - from the Government Documents Round Table of the American Library Association

Provides links to agencies of the 50 U.S. states. Cite this source as a web site.

Statistical Abstract of the United States - from the U.S. Census Bureau

The Statistical Abstract of the United States, published since 1878, is "the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States." Cite this source as a web site.

- from the United Nations Statistics Division

Numerous databases, tables and glossaries containing over 60 million data points cover a wide range of themes including Agriculture, Crime, Education, Employment, Energy, Environment, Health, HIV/AIDS, Human Development, Industry, Information and Communication Technology, National Accounts, Population, Refugees, Tourism, Trade, as well as the Millennium Development Goals indicators. Cite this source as a web site.

Violence & Abuse Abstracts

Bibliographic records "covering essential areas related to violence and abuse, including family violence, sexual assault, emotional abuse, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. The index contains more than 21,500 records, which are carefully selected from the most important sources within the discipline." This database provides citations and abstracts. Use the interlibrary loan service to request the full article.

Women's Studies: World Wide Web Virtual Library from the International Institute of Social History

"The main purposes of this virtual library are to list women's history institutions and organizations, locate archival and library collections, and provide links to Internet resources on women's history. In addition, also included are a list of women's studies journals and a few comprehensive link collections useful as a starting point for searching the Internet for women's studies in general." Cite this source as a web site.

WWW-VL HISTORY CENTRAL CATALOGUE from the European University Institute, Florence, Italy

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