Arts & Humanities
Academic Search Premier is usually the first place a user should start when researching a topic for the first time. It covers all academic disciplines and includes the full text of more than 4,600 journals of which, 3,900 are peer-reviewed titles.
"Find news articles covering topics in government, politics, social issues, culture, literature, discoveries, inventions and more from hundreds of primary sources . Search using either the timeline or topic search to easily find news and eyewitness accounts and pro/con articles of events, issues and daily life in the colonies or during the Revolutionary War, westward expansion, the Civil War, Reconstruction, industrialization, the Progressive Era, World War I and other eras. Also included are illustrations, advertisements, classifieds, birth and marriage announcements, obituaries, stories about historic people and other articles exactly as they appeared in print," (Newsbank 2012).
The American Memory project is produced by the United States Library of Congress. "A digital library of historic maps, photos, documents, audio and video from the American Memory" (Library of Congress, 2011).
ArticleFirst is an OCLC product that can be accessed through this link or through WorldCat. ArticleFIrst is an index of over 27,000,000 article titles appearing in more than 16,000 publications. These articles are not necessarily available online but typically through interlibrary loan.
“Classical Music Library is the world's largest multi-label database of Classical music recordings for listening and learning in libraries. … Repertoire ranges from vocal and choral music, to chamber, orchestral, solo instrumental, and opera” (Alexander Street Press, 2011). Only five simultaneous uses may listen at the same time.
“CMMC incorporates the content of … journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study to create a research and reference resource. … CMMC offers cover-to-cover (“core”) indexing and abstracts for more than 570 journals, and selected (“priority”) coverage of nearly 200 more, for a combined coverage of more than 770 titles. Furthermore, this database includes full text for over 450 journals” (EbscoHost, 2011).
“The aim of the Directory of Open Access Journals is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting their increased usage and impact …” (Directory of Open Access, 2011).
ECO is an index of over 4.2 million article titles appearing in more than 5,000 publications. Coverage extends back to the 1995 and includes all academic disciplines. Note that an index supplies only basic information such article title and author, the name of the publication in which the article appeared and publication date.
The full content of the Encyclopedia Britannica is searchable and online. Other tools included with this include interactive interfaces and links to related information appearing in periodicals and newspapers and refereed websites.
FDSYS is the new search engine for the Government Printing Office. It has many different collections to search from and most of the documentation is available entirely online for your convienence.
"This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas." (EbscoHost 2011)
"Online since 2003, IPA Source is the web's largest library of International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions and literal translations of opera arias and art song texts. Now with over 5598 texts including 955 aria texts!" (IPA Source 2011).
“JSTOR includes journal content, primary sources, images, and more across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences” (JSTOR, 2011) Although most content found here is full text, researchers may also find links to articles that are not available online through Morningside College.
LexisNexis Academic is a collection of databases sharing a common “Easy Search” interface. ‘Advanced’ searches may also be conducted from each database module. Researchers looking for news articles, legal resources country information and company information may wish to consider LexisNexis as a resource. All content is full text.
"Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with full-text information dating as far back as 1975 … MasterFILE Premier also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags…” (EbscoHost, 2011).
“The McClatchy-Tribune Collection includes a 90-day archive of approximately 290 newspapers from the McClatchy-Tribune Information Services. This database is updated daily” (EbscoHost, 2011).
“MLA International Bibliography offers a detailed bibliography of journal articles, books and dissertations. Produced by the Modern Language Association, the bibliography dates back to the 1920's and contains over 2.3 million citations from more than 4,400 journals & series and 1,000 book publishers. The index includes almost 60 titles from J-STOR’s language and literature collection as well as links to full text” (EbscoHost, 2011).
"The MLA Directory of Periodicals offers detailed information on over 5,500 journals, with 4,400 currently indexed in the International Bibliography. The detailed entries include editorial contact information, as well as frequency, circulation, subscription prices and submission guidelines," (EBSCOhost, 2011).
Current and past headlines from leading news sources.
Current and past Special Reports and "Year in Review" with archives.
“Newspaper Source Plus includes more than 860 full-text newspapers, providing more than 35 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 857,000 television and radio news transcripts (EbscoHost, 2011).
“The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words— past and present—from across the English-speaking world. ” (Oxford University Press, 2011).
“Political Science Complete (PSC) provides full text for more than 520 journals, and indexing and abstracts for over 2,900 titles, (including top-ranked scholarly journals), many of which are unique to the product. The database also features over 340 full-text reference books and monographs, and over 36,000 full-text conference papers, including those of the International Political Science Association” (EbscoHost, 2011).
TOPICsearch is a current events database that allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms including controversial opinions and viewpoints. TOPICsearch contains full text for over 60,000 articles from 399 diverse sources including international and regional newspapers, (EbscoHost, 2011).
Vocational & Career Collection is designed for vocational and technical libraries servicing high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and the general public. This collection provides full text coverage for nearly 340 trade and industry-related periodicals.