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Coverage: October 1993 - present.

Provides access to individual papers presented at conferences worldwide. A major research aid covering every congress, symposium, exposition, workshop, and meeting added to The British Library Document Supply Centre's (BLDC) vast proceedings collection since October 1993. Updated 24 times per year.

Peace Research Abstracts    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 

Peace Research Abstracts includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to peace research, including conflict resolution, international affairs, peace psychology, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. The index contains more than 267,000 records, which are carefully selected from the most important sources within the discipline.

Pediatric Nutrition Care Manual    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 

Provides research-based nutrition information and clinical tools for dietitians, dietetic technicians, and other health care professionals that provide pediatric care. Published by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, formerly the American Dietetic Association. Note: we have a limited number of users for this database. Please select the logout option before you leave your session. When the limit is reached, a username and password prompt will be displayed. If this happens, simply wait 15 minutes and then try the link again.

Physics Demonstrations (OhioLINK Digital Resource Commons) 

The Video Encyclopedia of Physics Demonstrations is a comprehensive series of 600 videorecorded physics demonstrations. Videos are available in RealVideo format and may be streamed or downloaded. Each of the 600 demonstrations is concisely produced and narrated; each stands alone and illustrates a particular principle of physics. The demonstrations are augmented by slow-motion photography and animation. Videos are accompanied by a printer-friendly PDF page that may contain graphics, tables, or figures not easily rendered on the web.


Play Index searches over 30,000 plays written from Antiquity to the present and published from 1949 to the present in the convenient electronic form that patrons prefer. An invaluable aid to finding the perfect plays, Play Index covers a wide range of plays written in or translated into English, including mysteries, pageants, plays in verse, puppet performances, radio and television plays, and classic drama. Search for plays by title; author; subject (sisters, culture conflict, marriage); style (symbolism, experimental theater); genre (comedy, melodrama, musical); cast type.

Plowshares Digital Archive for Peace Studies    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 
Coverage: 1700-present

A collaboration of Goshen, Earlham, and Manchester colleges, the Plowshares Digital Archive for Peace Studies provides primary documents including minutes, diaries, correspondence, pamphlets, newspapers and periodicals ranging in date from the 1700s to the present. The archive chronicles the social justice efforts of the students and faculty of these colleges as well as the members of their affiliated historic peace-churches - Mennonites, Quakers, and the Church of the Brethren.

Points of View Reference Center    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 

The Points of View Reference Center is an interface intended for public, academic, and high school libraries. Points of View is designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects. High school and undergraduate students can use Points of View as a guide to debating, developing arguments, writing position papers, and developing critical thinking skills. Each Points of View Essay includes a series of questions and additional material to generate further thought. Also included are thousands of supporting articles from the world’s top political and societal publications. The Points of View Debate Blog is a forum for students to express and exchange their unique views on topics in the news.

Political Science Complete    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 

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.

Primary Search    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 

Primary Search provides full text from over 50 children’s magazines appropriate for elementary schools and children’s reading rooms. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for nearly 80 magazines. Other full text sources include: The World Almanac of the U.S.A. and The World Almanac for Kids; The Encyclopedia of Animals; Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia; and full text for over 100 pamphlets. Updated weekly.

ProceedingsFirst - OCLC    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 
Coverage: October 1993 - present.

Provides tables of contents of papers presented at conferences worldwide. Each record contains a list of the papers presented at each conference. Like its companion, PapersFirst, ProceedingsFirst provides access to The British Library Document Supply Centre's vast collection of conference proceedings. Updated 24 times per year.

Professional Development Collection    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 

Designed for professional educators, 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. Professional Development Collection is the most comprehensive collection of full text education journals in the world.

Proquest Ancestry Library Edition(on campus use only)    FULL-TEXT CONTENT

The library edition of the popular family history and genealogy research site,, brought to you by Proquest.

Proquest Congressional    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 

The world's most comprehensive access to U.S. legislative information from Congressional Information Service, Inc. Find information on congressional publications; bills, laws, and legislation; members and committees; and hot topics in American public policy. Updated daily.

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses 
Coverage: 1861 - present

Information about doctoral dissertations and master's theses, ranging from the first U.S. dissertation, accepted in 1861, to those accepted as recently as last semester; those published from 1980 forward also include 350-word abstracts, written by the author. Citations for master's theses from 1988 forward include 150-word abstracts. Of the 1.5 million titles listed, UMI offers over a million in full text. The database represents the work of authors from over 1,000 North American graduate schools and European universities. Updated daily.

Proquest Statistical Insight    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 

The world's most comprehensive access to statistical information from Congressional Information Service, Inc., including Statistical Abstract of the United States. Also included is an index to more than 100,000 statistical publications. Updated daily.

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 
Coverage: varies

Provides selected full text articles from nearly 600 journals covering topics such as psychology, emotional and behavioral characteristics, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods. Nearly every full text journal included is indexed in PsycINFO but differences in search functionality can make the Psychology & Behavioral Sciences database an important complement to PsycINFO for research in psychology and related disciplines. Updated daily.

Coverage: 1600s - present

PsycINFO provides international coverage for the scholarly literature in the behavioral sciences and mental health, including journal articles, dissertations, reports, English-language book chapters and books, and other documents. The database offers material of relevance to psychologists and professionals in related fields such as education, business, sports, sociology, medicine, law, and social work. Produced by the American Psychological Association. Updated weekly.

Public Affairs Index    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 

Public Affairs Index (PAI) is 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.