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CAIRSS for Music 

CAIRSS (Computer-Assisted Information Retrieval Service System) is a bibliographic database of music research literature emphasizing music education, music psychology, music therapy, and music medicine. Offers selective indexing for over 1,300 journals and complete indexing for 18 primary journals. The database is a joint venture between faculty and staff at the Institute for Music Research at UT-San Antonio and Southern Methodist University.


Caribbean Search    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 

Caribbean Search is a multidisciplinary database that provides a comprehensive guide to English-language articles pertinent to the countries and people of the Caribbean region. The collection contains over 730 Caribbean focused scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, reports and reference books making this the largest collection of full text content available to academic, school and public libraries in the region.


Catalog of U.S. Government Publications    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 

The Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP) is the finding tool for electronic and print publications from the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the U.S. government. The CGP contains descriptive records for historical and current publications and provides direct links to those that are available online. Users can search by authoring agency, title, subject, and general key word, or click on "Advanced Search" for more options.


Central and Eastern European Academic Source    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 

Central & Eastern European Academic Source (CEEAS) provides full text (including PDF) coverage for scholarly journals published in central and eastern European countries. This multidisciplinary, multilingual database offers full text content to many academic.


Chicano Database    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 
Coverage: 1967 - present

The Chicano Database identifies all types of material on Mexican-American topics and about Chicanos. Updated quarterly, the Chicano Database covers at least 1967 to the present, with more than 48,000 records. Records added since 1992 have expanded its scoop to include the broader Latino experience, including Puerto Ricans, Cuban Americans, and Central American immigrants. The Chicano Database also includes the Spanish Speaking Mental Health Database, covering psychological, sociological, and educational literature.


China/Asia On Demand, Arts and Humanities section (was China Online Journals)    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 
Coverage: 1997-present

Chinese-language full-text online journals


Choice Reviews Online    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 
Coverage: 1987 - present

Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries is an important source for reviews of academic books, electronic media, and Internet resources of interest to those in higher education. Bluffton faculty/staff and students can browse issues and search reviews without logging in as a Choice member (and print, email, or download). The member login is necessary to benefit from any of the personalized features, including saving lists of reviews and developing a profile. Choice is a publishing unit of the Association of College & Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association.

See this database's user guide


Chronicle of Higher Education online    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 
Coverage: 1989-present.

The Chronicle of Higher Education is the No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. Online, The Chronicle is published every weekday and is the top destination for news, advice, and jobs for people in academe. The Chronicle's Web site features the complete contents of the latest issue; daily news and advice columns; thousands of current job listings; articles published since September 1989; vibrant discussion forums; and career-building tools such as an online CV's, salary databases, and more.


CINAHL Plus (Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature)    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 
Coverage: 1937 - present

CINAHL Plus with Full Text provides indexing for 3,024 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health, with indexing back to 1937. CINAHL Plus with Full Text also contains searchable cited references for more than 1,160 journals and provides full text for hundreds of journals, plus legal cases, clinical innovations, critical paths, drug records, research instruments and clinical trials. PDF backfiles to 1937 are also included.


Clase & Periodica    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 
Coverage: 1975-present (Clase), 1978-present (Periodica)

Clase and Periodica is an index of articles, essays, book reviews, monographs, conference proceedings, technical reports, interviews and brief notes published in journals edited in 24 different countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as from publications that focus on Pan-American issues. CLASE indexes documents published in Latin American journals specializing in the social sciences and humanities. PERI”DICA covers journals specializing in science and technology. Together, they offer access to citations from documents published in 2,600 scholarly journals published in the Spanish, Portuguese, French and English languages. Updated quarterly.


ComAbstracts    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 

Provides abstracts of journal articles in the fields of rhetoric, communication, journalism, and speech. Currently indexes approximately 45 journal titles and contains over 10,000 articles.


Communication & Mass Media Complete    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 
Coverage: 1915 - present

Communication & Mass Media Complete incorporates CommSearch (formerly produced by the National Communication Association) and Mass Media Articles Index (formerly produced by Penn State) along with numerous other journals to create a research and reference resource in the communication and mass media fields. CMMC offers cover-to-cover ("core") indexing and abstracts for over 300 journals, and selected ("priority") coverage of over 100 more, for a combined coverage of over 400 titles. Furthermore, this database includes full text for nearly 200 journals. Many major journals have indexing, abstracts, PDFs and searchable citations from their first issues to the present (dating as far back as 1915). CMMC contains a sophisticated controlled vocabulary and comprehensive reference browsing (i.e. searchable citations for all peer-reviewed journals covered as "core"). Updated daily


Compendex    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 
Coverage: 1969 - present

Compendex is a comprehensive interdisciplinary engineering database which covers the entire spectrum of engineering, in depth, with abstracts from over 2,600 international journals, conference papers and proceedings, and technical reports. Each year, over 220,000 new abstracts are added from 175 disciplines and major specialties within these broad engineering areas: mechanical, civil, environmental, electrical, structural, process, materials science, solid state physics and superconductivity, bioengineering, energy, chemical, optics, air and water pollution, solid waste management, hazardous waste, road transportation, and transportation safety. Besides applied engineering, coverage also extends to manufacturing, quality control, and engineering management issues. Updated monthly.


Compendex Historical    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 
Coverage: 1884-1968

Compendex Historical 1884-1979 provides an index and abstracts to engineering literature published 1884-1979.


Computer Source    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 

Computer Source provides researchers with the latest information and current trends in high technology. This database offers full text for nearly 300 publications and indexing and abstracts for nearly 450 publications.


Computers and Applied Sciences Complete    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 

Computers & Applied Sciences Complete covers the spectrum of the applied sciences, representing knowledge on traditional engineering challenges and providing material for research concerning the business and social implications of new technology. CASC provides indexing and abstracting for academic journals, professional publications, and other reference sources. Full Text is available for more than 500 periodicals. Subject areas include the many engineering disciplines, computer theory, and new technologies.


Congressional Universe (LexisNexis)

See entry for Proquest Congressional.


Consumer Health Complete    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 

Consumer Health Complete (CHC) is EBSCO's interface designed for the everyday consumer of health care information. CHC provides convenient access to easily understandable health and medical information. Consumers can search and browse within medical encyclopedias, popular reference books, and magazine articles.


ConsumerReports.org from EBSCO    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 

Access to the online version of Consumer Reports magazine.


Contemporary Authors    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 

Contemporary Authors is part of the more extensive Literature Resource Center (LRC). When you click on the above link for Contemporary Authors, you will be taken directly to the LRC, where you can perform author and other types of searches just as you do in Contemporary Authors. However, in the Literature Resource Center you will have the advantage of a greater range of resources. The Literature Resource Center (LRC) provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from all time periods and literary disciplines. Included are writers in the areas of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, history, journalism and more. Full-text access to Contemporary Literary Criticism (selected fulltext criticism of numerous authors and works) and to the Dictionary of Literary Biography (biocritical essays on authors and their works, written by academic scholars) is also included. For more information on the LRC, refer to its separate entry in our database lists. Updated annually.


CQ Researcher    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 
Coverage: October 25, 1991-present

CQ Researcher explores a single "hot" issue in the news in depth each week. Topics range from social and teen issues to environment, health, education and science and technology. There are 44 reports produced each year. The CQ Researcher's hallmark is scrupulous objectivity and balance. Every 12,000-word report is written by an experienced journalist and features comments from experts, lawmakers and citizens on all sides of every issue. Numerous charts, graphs and sidebar articles -- plus a pro-con feature, a chronology, lengthy bibliographies and a list of contacts -- round out each report. CQ Researcher is used at thousands of college, high school and public libraries as well as by hundreds of the nation's biggest media organizations. It won the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Journalism Excellence in 1999 for a 10-part series on health care.


CQ Weekly    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 
Coverage: 1983 - present

Offering complete and accurate coverage of Congress, CQ Weekly uses a news team of more than 100 reporters, editors and researchers to deliver nonpartisan news and analysis. It provides in-depth reports on forthcoming issues, plus a complete wrap-up of the previous week's news, including the status of bills in play, behind-the-scenes maneuvering, committee and floor activity, debates and all roll-call votes.