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Alternative Press Index
  • Indexes nearly 300 alternative, radical and left periodicals, newspapers and magazines.
  • Provides in-depth coverage in the humanities and social sciences.
  • 1991-present
  • Updates quarterly
WSU-Pullman only

Art Index
  • Indexes articles in key international English-language arts publications
  • Includes periodicals, yearbooks, museum bulletins, competition and award notices, exhibition listings, interviews, film reviews, and more
  • 1984 - present
  • Updated Monthly
WSU all
Art Index Retrospective
  • Indexes articles in key international English-language arts publications
  • Includes periodicals, yearbooks, museum bulletins, competition and award notices, exhibition listings, interviews, film reviews, and more
  • 1929-1984
WSU-Pullman only
ArtBibliographies Modern
  • Provides references to and full abstracts of journal articles, books, essays, exhibition catalogs, PhD dissertations, and exhibition reviews
  • Subjects cover all forms of modern and contemporary art
  • Entries date back as far as the late 1960s
WSU All
Arts & Humanities Search
  • References to many of the world's leading arts and humanities journals
  • 1980 - present.
  • Updated weekly
WSU-Pullman only
Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
  • Indexes more than 2,000 periodicals published worldwide on archeology, city planning, interior design, and historic preservation, as well as architecture
  • Coverage from the 1930s (with selective coverage dating back to the 1860s) to the present
  • Updated daily
WSU all
Children's Catalog and Archive
  • Selective annotated list of fiction and nonfiction books and magazines for children from preschool through sixth grade
  • Includes review sources and other professional aids for children's librarians and school media specialists.
  • The archive is a searchable database made up of items formerly included in the main catalog, but no longer current
WSU all

ComAbstracts
  • Contains abstracts of articles from 40+ professional journals in the communication(s) field
  • Primarily broadcasting, communication, journalism, mass media, and public relations
  • Search by word, phrase, or author
  • Years covered vary for each journal title
  • Updated continuously
WSU-Pullman only
Fiction Catalog
  • Selective annotated list of fiction for adults
  • Includes both established and contemporary works either written in or translated into English
  • Out-of-print titles are included
WSU all

Grove Dictionary of Art
  • Contains 45,000 articles on every aspect of the visual arts painting, sculpture, graphic arts, architecture, decorative arts and photography from prehistory to the present day
  • Represents the work of more than 6,800 scholars from around the world, each writing on his or her own specialist field of study
  • Updates continually
WSU All

Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians
  • The standard dictionary for the subject area
  • Search the full text of over 25 million words
  • Includes hundreds of carefully selected and classified links to musical sites around the world and a timetable of reviews
WSU All

Humanities Index
  • Indexes feature articles, book reviews, interviews, obituaries, bibliographies, original works of fiction (including dramas and poems), and reviews of plays and television and radio programs
  • Covers archaeology, art, classics, film, folklore, food, journalism, linguistics, music, performing arts, philosophy, religion, space, world history, world literature.
  • 1984 - present
  • Updated Monthly
WSU All
Humanities and Social Sciences Index Retrospective
  • Indexes articles, interviews, obituaries, biographies, and book reviews in English language periodicals
  • Covers anthropology, economics, geography, law, political science, psychology, and sociology
  • 1907-1984
  • Updated Monthly
WSU All
In the First Person: An index to Letters, Diaries, Oral Histories and Personal Narratives
  • Index to English language personal narratives, including letters, diaries, memoirs, autobiographies, and oral histories
  • 300,000 individuals
  • Updated quarterly
Unrestricted
International Index to Music Periodicals
  • Indexes articles from 375 international music periodicals from over 20 countries
  • Indexes feature music articles and obituaries appearing in The New York Times and The Washington Post.
  • Covers nearly all aspects of the world of music, from the most scholarly studies to the latest crazes.
  • 1874-present
  • Updated monthly
WSU all
Iter (Medieval and Renaissance)
  • A bibliography of approximately 225,000 records from the complete runs of more than 400 scholarly journal titles pertaining to the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700).
  • Books (under construction) - A bibliography of monographs, material published in monographs, and collected essays pertaining to the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700).
WSU all

JSTOR
  • Full text of over 100 journals on a variety of topics
  • Back issues only, not current
WSU all
Literary Index
  • Master index to the major literature products published by Gale Group, Inc.
  • Combines and cross references to more than 135,000 author names, including pseudonyms and variant names, and more than 165,000 titles into one source.
Everyone
Middle and Junior High School Catalog
  • Selective annotated list of fiction and nonfiction books for young people in grades five through nine
  • Includes review sources and other professional aids for children's librarians and school media specialists
WSU all
MLA The Modern Language Association's index to
  • Literature, languages, linguistics, and folklore
  • Covers over 4,000 journals and series published worldwide
  • 1926 - present.
  • Updated ten times per year
WSU all
Naxos Music Library
  • Access over 80,000 tracks (5,500 CDs)
  • Select works by composer, artist, period, year of composition, instrument or genre
  • Includes information on composers, conductors, individual works and music genres.
WSU Pullman

Oxford English Dictionary
  • THE authority on word origins
  • Provides definition, pronunciation, word origins, quotes using the word, and date chart showing when the word came into use
  • Provides capability to link directly to specific information in the dictionary from another web site
  • Full text
WSU all
Philosopher's Index
  • Provides citations and abstracts from books and journals of philosophy and related fields
  • Covers the areas of ethics, aesthetics, social philosophy, political philosophy, epistemology, and metaphysic logic as well as material on the philosophy of law, religion, science, history, education, and language
  • 1940-present
  • Quarterly updates
WSU all

Project Muse

Project Muse (backup)
  • Over 90 full-text electronic journals focusing on the humanities
  • Electronic version available earlier than print edition
  • Full text
WSU all

ProQuest Direct
  • Index to magazine and journal articles, often with full text
  • Index to major national newspapers, with some full text
  • Index and full text of some Washington newspapers
WSU all

ProQuest Religion
  • Includes religious news and information, commentary on topics of general interest from the perspective of a particular religion, and formal theological studies
  • Covers the most important journals in religion with full text available for most of them
  • 1986-present
  • Full Text
WSU all
Public Library Catalog
  • Selective annotated list of fiction and nonfiction books for young people in grades five through nine
  • Includes review sources and other professional aids for children's librarians and school media specialists.
WSU all
RILM Abstracts of Music Literature
  • Covers all aspects of music and music-related topics such as acoustics, psychology, sociology, etc.
  • Includes references and often summaries to articles, books, bibliographies, catalogues, conference proceedings, discographies, dissertations, ethnographic recordings, Festschriften, films, iconographies, and videos
  • Also includes references for concert reviews, recording notes, and pedagogical manuals of scholarly interest
  • 1967-present
  • Monthly updates
WSU all
Science Fiction in Holland Library List of science fiction works in Holland Library.
  • Searchable by author or title.
  • Provides a list of all titles
  • Identifies nuclear war fiction subgenre
Everyone
Senior High School Catalog and Archive
  • Selective annotated list of fiction and nonfiction books for young adults in grades nine through twelve
  • Includes review sources and other professional aids for librarians and school media specialists
  • Includes fiction titles, nonfiction titles, and short story collections
  • The archive is a searchable database made up of items formerly included in the main catalog, but no longer current
WSU all
Smithsonian Global Sound
  • More than 35,000 individual tracks of music, spoken word, and natural and human-made sounds
  • Browse by musical instrument, geographic area, or cultural group, among other fields
  • Full text
WSU All

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
  • Dynamic reference work with articles on all aspects of philosophy
  • Articles by experts in the field
  • Archived quarterly
  • Full text
Unrestricted
Television News Archive
  • World's most extensive and complete archive of television news
  • More than 30,000 individual network evening news broadcasts from the major U.S. national broadcast networks: ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN
  • More than 9,000 hours of special news-related programming including ABC's Nightline since 1989
WSU All

World Biographical Information System
  • Provides biographical articles from printed reference works published from the 16th to the 20th century
  • Includes people from all centuries as well as all countries and regions worldwide.
WSU All
World Shakespeare Bibliography
  • Provides annotated entries for all important books, articles, book reviews, dissertations, theatrical productions, reviews of productions, audiovisual materials, electronic media, and other scholarly and popular materials related to Shakespeare
  • 1965-2004
WSU Pullman

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