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Subject List of Databases

General

  • Academic Search Premier - Scholarly, multi-discipline, full-text database. Subject areas.  include sciences, social sciences, education, computer sciences, literature, and medical sciences.
  • Britannica Online - Full text encyclopedia with links to the World Wide Web. 
  • Electric Library - Books, articles, TV & radio transcripts, full text.
  • Facts.com - 20 years of full-text news on the Internet with frequent updates from Facts on File World News Digest and Reuters.
  • NetLibrary - Electronic books on many subjects including business, computers, and literature. Register from a computer in the library and then use anywhere.
  • PA Research II/ProQuest - Over 1900 journals in all subjects, mostly full text, updated daily.
  • World Almanac - The entire almanac is available from FirstSearch. Ask librarian for password.

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Arts

  • Grove Dictionary of Art Online- Full-text articles and pictures of the world's most famous art.
  • National Geographic - CD-ROM In-library use or check-out.  Full text articles and pictures 1888 - 1995. Online Indexfreeaccess.gif (591 bytes)Free access.

 

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Bibliography

  • Books in Print - Bibliographic information about current books
  • JAKE freeaccess.gif (591 bytes)Free access - Jointly Administered Knowledge Environment from Yale. Type in a journal name and find out which databases index it.
  • Net Library - Full text books.  Register from a computer in the library, then use anywhere.
  • Texas Union Catalog freeaccess.gif (591 bytes) Free access- Catalog of library materials throughout Texas.
  • Title Source - Index to books, with availability & bibliographic information.  Call x1693 for password.  Faculty only.
  • World Cat/OCLC- Cataloging information from OCLC (FirstSearch). Ask librarian for password.

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Business

  • Academic Universe - Company reports include full disclosure document with history, financial statement, etc. Compare companies offers users criteria to select for creating lists. News.
  • Business Source Premier - Largely full-text coverage of such topics as accounting, banking, finance, international business, management, marketing, real estate, regional studies, sales, trade and technology. D&B Company Search.
  • Business & Company Resource Center - Create lists of companies by SIC code or geographical area.
  • Census 2000 freeaccess.gif (591 bytes)Free access- Excellent source for population, housing, economic, and geographic data.
  • CountryWatch - Political, economic, cultural , business & environmental information.
  • FREDI - Fast Retrieval of Economic Development Information contains local demographic statistics.
  • Hoover's Online freeaccess.gif (591 bytes)Free access- Annual reports, financials, industry studies, investment information, and other company information.
  • Rand Texas The Online Source for Texas and U. S. Statistics.
  • Thomas Register freeaccess.gif (591 bytes)Free access- Industrial catalogs online. Free registration.
  • USATrade.gov freeaccess.gif (591 bytes)Free access-The U.S. Commercial service is dedicated to help small to medium sized businesses benefit from international trade. Includes market research, counseling, product promotion, exporting resources, and commercial news.
  • Value Line - Look up industry shows a list of 100 industries. Company reports are from an investor's perspective. Need password from librarian.
  • ZDnet.com freeaccess.gif (591 bytes)Free access- Searchable computer-related periodicals database for the last thirty days. Archive is available by subscription only.

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College & Careers

  • Career and Technical Education - Trade journals from ProQuest.
  • Careers-internet.org - Look up a career and find in depth information on it.
  • College Source - Information and full text catalogs for all college levels.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook freeaccess.gif (591 bytes)Free access - Descriptions, requirements, salary averages. 
  • PA Research II/Proquest - Over 1900 journals in all subjects, mostly full text, updated daily.

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Computer Science

  • Business Source Premier - largely full-text coverage of such topics as accounting, banking, finance, international business, management, marketing, real estate, regional studies, sales, trade and technology. D&B Company Search.
  • Computer Source: Consumer - Ebsco computer magazines and journals.
  • ZDnet.com freeaccess.gif (591 bytes)Free access- Searchable computer-related periodicals database for the last thirty days. Archive is available by subscription only.

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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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Education

  • Academic Search Premier - Scholarly, multi-discipline, full-text database. Subject areas include social sciences, education, computer sciences, literature, and medical sciences.
  • Ask ERIC Virtual Library freeaccess.gif (591 bytes)Free access- Selected educational resources.
  • College Source - Information and full text catalogs for all college levels..
  • ERIC - Index to education journals & reports.  freeaccess.gif (591 bytes)Free access
  • PA Research II/Proquest - Over 1900 journals in all subjects, mostly full text, updated daily.

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Geography

  • CIA World Factbook freeaccess.gif (591 bytes)Free access- Country capsules.
  • CountryWatch - Political, economic, cultural , business & environmental information.
  • FIS Moody's Company Data - See country profiles at end of page.
  • Geographic Names Information System freeaccess.gif (591 bytes)Free access- USGS Gazetteer. Just type in a geographic name and get a description and map.
  • Handbook of Texas freeaccess.gif (591 bytes)- Free access in Texas.  Full text Texas history & geography.
  • National Geographic - In-library use or check-out.  Full text articles and pictures 1888 - 1995. Online Indexfreeaccess.gif (591 bytes)Free access
  • Texas Almanac - Information about the history, culture, political climate, and geography of the state of Texas

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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. 
  • 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.
  • 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.  Federal & state laws & court cases, full text.

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History

  • Biographies Plus - Famous people from antiquity to now.
  • Biography and Genealogy Master Index - Index to more than 12.7 million biographical sketches in more than 3,400 reference books, covering both contemporary and historical figures throughout the world.
  • Essay and General Literature Index - Indexes essays in books about literary and historical topics.
  • Handbook of Texas freeaccess.gif (591 bytes)Free access - Texas history & geography, full text.
  • History Resource Center: U. S. - American history articles, primary sources & reference books.
  • MLA - Index only to information in scholarly books and journals.
  • National Geographic - In-library use or check-out.  Full text articles and pictures 1888 - 1995. Online Indexfreeaccess.gif (591 bytes)Free access
  • New York Times Historical/ProQuest -  1857 - Current file. Choose Collections to select database and search deep back file.
  • PA Research II/ProQuest -  Over 1900 journals in all subjects, mostly full text, updated daily.
  • Texas Almanac - Information about the history, culture, political climate, and geography of the state of Texas

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Literature

  • Academic Search Premier - Scholarly, multi-discipline, full-text database. Subject areas include social sciences, education, computer sciences, literature, and medical sciences.
  • Columbia Granger's World of Poetry - Search for an entire poem by title, subject or author.
  • Great Books Online freeaccess.gif (591 bytes) Free access- From Bartleby.com. New: Complete works of Shakespeare.
  • Literature Resource Center - Full text articles from reference books and Twayne's Masterworks books.  Journal articles, some full text and some excerpted.
  • MLA - Index to literary criticism in scholarly journals and books.  Most thorough source from the Modern Language Association.
  • PA Research II/Proquest - Over 1900 journals in all subjects, mostly full text, updated daily. .
  • What Do I Read Next? - Discover new titles by your favorite authors or favorite literary genre.
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Medicine

  • Centers for Disease Control freeaccess.gif (591 bytes)Free access- National Center for Infectious Diseases. Includes epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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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 - For students only.  Federal & state laws & court cases. Newspapers from around the world.

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Psychology & Sociology

  • Academic Search Premier - Scholarly, multi-discipline, full-text database. Subject areas include social sciences, education, computer sciences, literature, and medical sciences.
  • Ethnic NewsWatch - Native, ethnic and minority journals in English and Spanish.
  • Health Source: Nursing Academic - General health database with full-text articles, books, pamphlets, and reports.
  • PA Research II/Proquest - Over 1900 journals in all subjects, mostly full text, updated daily.

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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.

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