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Library Resources for MASH

Current Issues

  • Academic Search Premier - Scholarly, multi-discipline, full-text database. Subject areas include social sciences, education, computer sciences, literature, and medical sciences. 
  • CQ Researcher - Well-researched current issues, full text.
  • Congressional Quarterly Weekly Report - What's happening in Congress, the issues and the votes.
  • Electric Library - TV & radio transcripts, maps, photos, journals. 
  • Ethnic Newswatch - Full-text articles from native, ethnic & minority journals, in English & Spanish. 
  • Facts.com - 20 years of full-text news on the Internet with frequent updates from Facts on File World News Digest and Reuters.In addition, articles from Issues & Controversies, World Almanac, and Today's Science. 
  • Houston Chronicle - Full text newspaper, no pictures or ads. 
  • Issues and Controversies On File - From Facts.com, background information on current issues. Print version on current issue index table. 
  • Military FullTEXT Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military, this database offers a thorough collection of military titles, trade publications, pamphlets and newsweeklies.  Includes abstracts and indexing for over 430 titles /230 of which are full text. 
  • Opposing Viewpoints An electronic version of the books which take a topic and look at both sides of an issue. 
  • PA Research II/Proquest - Over 1900 journals in all subjects, mostly full text, updated daily. 

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Government & Law

  • Academic Universe - Lexis/Nexis - News and legal research database.
  • Congress.org freeaccess.gif (591 bytes) Free access - Identify and contact your federal and state elected officials 
  • Congressional Quarterly Weekly Report - What's happening in Congress, issues & votes.
  • Findlaw.com freeaccess.gif (591 bytes)Free access- Subject organized legal online resource. Legal Forms.
  • Firstgov.gov freeaccess.gif (591 bytes)Free access - The government's index to all government web sites.
  • Legal Information Institute freeaccess.gif (591 bytes)Free access - A legal information gateway from Cornell. 
  • Martindale Hubbell freeaccess.gif (591 bytes)Free access- Locate a lawyer by specialty and location.
  • Military FullTEXT Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military, this database offers a thorough collection of military titles, trade publications, pamphlets and newsweeklies.  Includes abstracts and indexing for over 430 titles /230 of which are full text. 
  • National Guideline Clearinghouse - A clearinghouse of guidelines and standards for medical procedures of all kinds
  • PA Research II/ProQuest - Journals of all subjects. Includes such newspapers as the New York Times,  Houston Chronicle, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and  L.A. Times.
  • Rand Texas The Online Source for Texas and U. S. Statistics.
  • Texas Statutes freeaccess.gif (591 bytes) Free access- Searchable full-text statutes of the state of Texas.
  • Thomas Legislative Information freeaccess.gif (591 bytes) Free access - From the Library of Congress and named for Thomas Jefferson, this is the best place to track a bill.
  • Westlaw - For students only.  Password needed.  Federal & state laws & court cases, full text.

  • 5 Favorite Government Internet Sites

    1. Thomas Legislative Information From the Library of Congress and named for Thomas Jefferson, this is the best place to track a bill. Read the Congressional Record. To find your rep go to Congress.org.
    2. Public Opinion Polls  Google's list of free public opinion polls on the internet.
    3. Legal Information Institute A legal information gateway from Cornell. Includes Texas Statutes.
    4. Project Vote Smart Try CongressTrack, a citizen's toolkit for tracking Congress. 
    5. Gallup Poll Subscriber serivice to get weekly polls every Tuesday. Library has annual cumulation in Reference section.

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Medicine

  • Health Reference Center - Use this database to find articles on: Fitness, Pregnancy, Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Occupational Health & Safety, Alcohol and Drug abuse, HMOs, Prescription Drugs, etc.
  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic - General health database with full-text articles, books, pamphlets, and reports. 
  • Medline National Library of Medicine index to medical journals, with some abstracts.
  • MedlinePlus freeaccess.gif (591 bytes)Free access - Consumer Health and Disease information from the National Library of Medicine. journals, full text.
  • Merck Manual freeaccess.gif (591 bytes)Free access- Full text of the classic medical reference book covering diseases and treatment.
  • Texas Dept of Health freeaccess.gif (591 bytes) From legal issues to white papers to stats.
  • Occupational Therapy [OT BibSys] - Index, with some abstracts.  Call 281 312-1693 for password. 
  • US Pharmacopeia freeaccess.gif (591 bytes) Free access - A guide to over 9000 prescription and over the counter drugs.

5 Favorite Medical Internet Sites

  1. World Health Organization   http://www.who.int/en/  Information from stats to articles by country, topic, and more.  Take a look at the 'Research Tools.' 
  2. National Institute of Mental Health   http://www.nimh.nih.gov/  Articles and the latest research on mental health.  Stats.
  3. Centers for Disease Control  http://www.cdc.gov/  National Center for Infectious Diseases. Includes epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment and prevention. 
  4. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services    http://www.os.dhhs.gov/  This is a great collection of information from the government.  White papers, stats and facts.
  5. Mayo Clinic  http://www.mayoclinic.com/   A good non-governmental site is from the Mayo Clinic.  Diseases, conditions, drugs.  Very well organized.

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News

HINT:   Rather than going directly to a newspaper, use our databases and get today's news and the archived news.

  • Houston Chronicle - Full text articles, no pictures, obituaries, or ads. Home Access.
  • Electric Library - TV & radio transcripts, full text. 
  • Ethnic News Watch - Multicultural news issues. 
  • Facts.com - 20 years of full-text news on the Internet with frequent updates from Facts on File World News Digest and Reuters. 
  • Newspapers/InfoTrac - Austin, Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, New York Times (2000+), Washington Post, LA Times, Christian Science Monitor, Knight-Ridder newswire backfile.
  • Newspapers/Periodical Abstracts/Proquest - Barron's, Wall Street Journal, USA Today full text.  New York Times full text for the past three months.
  • Westlaw -   Federal & state laws & court cases. Get the password from the librarian.  For research only.  Over 350 Newspapers from around the world. 

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Sciences

  • Academic Search Premier - Scholarly, multi-discipline, full-text database. Subject areas include sciences, social sciences, education, computer sciences, literature, and medical sciences. 
  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic - General health database with full-text articles, books, pamphlets, and reports. 
  • PubSCIENCE - Abstracts from scientific journal literature from the Dept. of Energy and Cornell University. PubSCIENCE does for the physical sciences what PubMed does for the biological. freeaccess.gif (591 bytes) Free access.
  • Today's Science On File - From Facts.com, the latest developments in science, medicine, and technology. 
  • PA Research II/Proquest - Over 1900 journals in all subjects, mostly full text, updated daily.  Includes such disciplines as astronomy, biology, chemistry, general science, geology, mathematics and physics. 

5 Favorite Sciences Internet Sites

  1. National Science Foundation  http://www.nsf.gov/  Information and publications.  Be sure and take a look at the specialized searches as the bottom left of the screen to see what is designed especiall for faculty.
  2. Bad Science -- http://www.ems.psu.edu/~fraser/BadScience.html  -  Bad Astronomy, Meteorology, Chemistry pages.  Have a little fun!  Have your students spot the bad science.
  3.  Hazardous Materials   http://hazard.com/   From Vermont  Safety Information, Inc. this site contains OSHA, EPA, and other standards for handling hazardous materials.
  4.  NASA   http://www.nasa.gov  We particularly like the research projects and opportunities.
  5.  Discovery Channel   -  Explore by channel, contains new science info, live cams, games, plans.  All around good site for the sciences.

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