PRIMARY DATABASES: General

Academic Search Complete    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 
Coverage: 1865 - present

Academic Search Complete is a comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary database featuring peer-reviewed journals as well as other journals, magazines, newspapers, monographs, reports, and conference proceedings. Designed specifically for academic institutions, this is the database of choice for a wide variety of research interests. The database features full-text for over 5,300 periodicals and provides access to even more online content through OLinks. Updated daily. Note: this database offers indexing for the Wall Street Journal. To access articles in the WSJ, search the separate Wall Street Journal database.


Biography Reference Bank    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 
Coverage: Ancient - present

Wilsonís largest biography database has combined the in-depth, original profiles of Wilson Biographies Plus Illustrated, plus the thorough periodicals coverage of Biography Index, full-text articles, page images, and abstracts from the complete range of Wilson databases (including biographical profiles, feature articles, interviews, essays, book reviews, performance reviews, speeches, or obituaries). With links to every article focused on any individual in nearly every WilsonWeb database, Biography Reference Bank offers a breadth and depth of information youíll find in no other biography database. It covers over 500,000 people and includes over 36,000 images!


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.


Mango Languages 

Mango Languages offers a fast and convenient solution for language-learning needs. Each lesson combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions. The courses are presented with an appreciation for cultural nuance and real-world application that integrates components of vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar and culture. Users learn actual conversation, breaking down complex linguistic elements within an audio-visual framework that draws important connections and builds on information they have already learned.


Newspaper databases    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 

Indexes to articles in newspapers from the United States and around the world.


SUPPORTING DATABASES: General

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.

User guide for this database

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.


Historical Statistics of the United States 

The Historical Statistics of the United States (HSUS), Millennial Online edition, allows users to access data on social, behavioral, humanistic, and natural sciences including history, economics, government, finance, sociology, demography, education, law, natural resources, climate, religion, international migration, and trade - quantitative facts of American History.


Oxford English Dictionary    FULL-TEXT CONTENT 

Oxford English Dictionary is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. It is a guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past. It traces the usage of words through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books. The OED covers words from across the English-speaking world, from North America to South Africa, from Australia and New Zealand to the Caribbean. It also offers the best in etymological analysis, listings of variant spellings, and shows pronunciation using the International Phonetic Alphabet. The online OED corresponds to the Second Edition (20 volumes in print). Updated quarterly.


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.


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