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Wall Street Journal (from Proquest)    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 
Coverage: 1984 - present.

The WSJ is the world’s leading financial newspaper, offering in-depth coverage of national and international finance as well as first-rate coverage of hard news. Provides the full text of the newspaper from 1984 to the present. Updated daily. Current issues of the WSJ by print subscription are available in the Musselman Library.


WINDOW is a powerful tool that lets you search the Bluffton Library catalog and many research databases with a single search box. It's built on the same platform as several of our databases, so it will look familiar to users of Academic Search Complete, Business Source Complete, and other EBSCO databases. WINDOW helps you quickly find relevant resources on a research topic without having to decide which database(s) to search.

See this database's user guide

Women and Social Movements in the United States 1600-2000 
Coverage: 1600-2000

brings together primary documents, books, images, scholarly essays, book reviews, Web site reviews, and teaching tools, all documenting the multiplicity of women’s activism in public life. The database is edited by the project’s creators of the State University of New York at Binghamton, together with an editorial board of leading scholars from around the U.S. The database is organized around document projects, each posing a new interpretative question and then providing 20 to 50 primary documents that address the question.

Women's Studies International    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 

Women's Studies International, produced by NISC, covers the core disciplines in Women’s Studies to the latest scholarship in feminist research. Coverage includes more than 548,220 records and spans from 1972 and earlier to present. This database supports curriculum development in the areas of sociology, history, political science & economy, public policy, international relations, arts & humanities, business and education. Over 2,000 periodical sources are represented.

World Book Web    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 

World Book Web is a suite of online research tools that delivers encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related Web sites. All the databases are editor-screened for authenticity and age-appropriate content. World Book Web includes: World Book Dictionary, World Book Atlas, World Book Advanced (for high school and college students), World Book Kids (for younger users), and Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos. WBW uses a powerful search engine that integrates encyclopedia articles, media, primary source documents, e-books, maps, and more in a single search. Other special features: Timeline builder; Citation builder; Classroom activities, lesson plans, and discussion guides for every grade level; and Content correlated to state and provincial standards.

World Data Analyst Online 

World Data Analyst Online lets users analyze countries and regions at a glance. World Data Analyst offers detailed statistical comparisons of countries around the world, using both the most recent statistics and historical figures. Users can create tables, charts, and even export the information to a spreadsheet for printing and data crunching. Highlights include country, comparative, historical, and ranked statistics.

Coverage: before 1000 BC-present

The world’s most comprehensive bibliography, with 68 million bibliographic records and 1 billion individual holdings representing 400 languages. Describes items owned by academic, public, special, and national libraries around the world, including books, maps, sound recordings, manuscripts, musical scores, films, and web resources. Produced by OCLC (Online Computer Library Center). Updated daily. For Bluffton users, WorldCat is the database to consult for resources not found in the Bluffton/OPAL or OhioLINK catalogs. Items not held in Ohio libraries may be available through Interlibrary Loan. Updated daily. 
Coverage: before 1000 BC-present

The public version of the OCLC WorldCat database.

WPA Prints by Cleveland artists 

High resolution scans of works of art by Cleveland artists, commissioned under the Works Progress Administration. The WPA was the largest New Deal program and provided jobs and income to the unemployed during the Great Depression. It built many public buildings and roads, and as well operated a large arts project.

Wright Brothers Digital Photographs 

Wright Brothers Collection documents the invention of the airplane, the lives of the Wright Family, and the Wrights' flying exhibitions in Europe and the United States. The collection provides thorough coverage of the Wrights' early inventive period documenting their early gliders and flight testing in both North Carolina and Ohio.