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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

ABI/INFORM (Dateline, Global, Trade and Industry)
  • Index of over 1000 business and economics journals
  • 500 full text including charts and graphics
WSU all
Ageline
  • Guide to books, research reports, articles from journals and magazines, and videos related to issues of aging and life at 50+
  • Use Ageline to find citations with abstracts to: Research and policy, professional and provider, and general interest and consumer publications
  • 1978-present; with some older material 1966-1977
  • Updated bimonthly
Everyone

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

America: History and Life
  • Citations and abstracts to publications on the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present
  • Covers journals, books, reviews, and dissertations
  • 1964-present
WSU All

American National Biography
  • Portraits of more than 17,400 men and women -- from all eras and walks of life -- whose lives have shaped the nation.
  • Contains thousands of illustrations, more than 80,000 hyperlinked cross-references, and links to select web sites
  • Updated quarterly
  • Full text
WSU all

Annual Reviews
  • All Annual Review journals from the Annual Reviews publisher
  • Disciplines covered are Biomedicine, Physical Sciences and Social Sciences
  • 1984-present
WSU All
Anthropological Literature
  • Describes articles and essays on archaeology, biological and physical anthropology, cultural and social anthropology, and linguistics.
  • Indexes articles two or more pages long in works published in English and other European languages from the late 19th century to the present.
  • Updated quarterly
WSU all

Archives USA
  • Current directory of over 5,000 repositories and nearly 120,000 collections of primary source material across the United States
  • Repository records provide detailed information including phone and fax numbers, hours of service, materials solicited, email and home page URLs when available
  • National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections (NUCMC) from 1959-present
  • Information on 50,000 collections Chadwyck-Healey's microfiche series, National Inventory of Documentary Sources in the United States (NIDS)
WSU all
ArticleFirst
  • Index to articles from nearly 12,500 journals
  • 1990-present
  • Updated daily
WSU all

Awesome Stories
  • Stories about historic events, famous people, heroic exploits, legends, disasters, movies, plus topics of current and general interest
  • Contain links from story content to hundreds of thousands of the world's best on-line primary sources
  • Relevant maps, puctures, artifacts, manuscripts and documents are a click away
WSU Pullman in-library use only

Career and Technical Education
  • Search vocational and technical periodicals covering all aspects of the Vo/Tech curriculum.
  • Source of vocational information for community colleges, two-year institutions, public libraries, and high schools offering technical courses
  • 1991-present
  • Full Text
WSU all

Child Abuse, Child Welfare & Adoption Database.

  • Citations with abstracts to articles on all aspects of sociology, social work, and other social sciences
  • 1965-present
WSU Pullman
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

Congressional - Lexis Nexis
  • Access to publications by and about the U.S. Congress, including hearings, bill texts, legislative histories, voting records, congressional calendars, hot topics and more.
  • 1969 to present
  • Updated daily
  • Some full text
WSU All

Contemporary Women's Issues (CWI)
  • Provides access to global information on women
  • Indexes books, journals, newsletters, research reports from government and international agencies, etc.
  • Includes many full-text links for health and human rights articles
  • 1992-present
  • Updated weekly
WSU All

Country Reports (EIU)
  • Produced by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)
  • Country Reports analyze current trends and provide a two-year forecast for the country
  • Analysis of historical political, infrastructural and economic trends for approximately 126 countries (updated quarterly)
  • Archive back to 1996
  • Fully searchable database, with ability to download pdf and html formats
WSU All

CQ Researcher
  • Offers in-depth, non-biased coverage of political and social issues, with regular reports on topics in health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the U.S. economy
  • 12,000-word reports which include a background and chronology; an assessment of the current situation; tables and maps; pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions; and bibliographies of key sources.
  • 1991+
  • Updated 44 times a year
WSU All
Criminal Justice Abstracts
  • Indexes and abstracts scholarly literature
  • Covers the subjects of criminal justice, criminology and related disciplines, including behavioral science, law, substance abuse and social work
  • Updated quarterly
  • 1968-present
WSU All
Criminal Justice Database see NCJRS Database
Criminal Justice Virtual Library see NCJRS Virtual Library
Current Index to Statistics
  • Citations to articles in publications in statistics and related fields.
  • Indexes the entire contents of over 100 "core journals" (including pre-1974 coverage for a number of the most important journals),
  • Indexes selected articles since 1974 from about 900 additional journals in fields related to statistics
  • Indexes about 8000 books in statistics published since 1974.
WSU Pullman
Digital Sanborn Maps Washington
  • Large-scale maps of a city or town, drawn at a scale of 50 feet to the inch
  • Washington state
  • Lists street blocks and building numbers including numbers in use at the time the map was made as well as previous numbers
  • Created to assist fire insurance companies
  • 1867-1970
WSU all

EconLit

  • Citations with summaries of journals and more than 500 collective volumes per year plus books, dissertations, and working papers
  • 1961 - present
  • Updated monthly
WSU Pullman, TriCities, Vancouver

Education Full Text/Education Index Retrospective
  • Index to articles in English-language periodicals and yearbooks published in the U.S. and elsewhere
  • Subjects include administration, teaching methods and curriculum, literacy, government funding, and more
  • 1929 - present
  • Updated daily
  • Full- text for many articles from 1983 to the present
WSU all

Electronic Collections Online (ECO)
  • Over 500 full-text journals from a variety of publishers
  • Coverage varies depending on journal
WSU all

eLibrary
  • Broad collection of periodical and digital media content designed specifically for K-12 schools.
  • Content includes magazines, newspapers, books, transcripts, maps, images, web links, and audio/video titles
  • Full text
WSU All
Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management
  • Multidisciplinary database with comprehensive coverage of the environmental sciences.
  • Abstracts and citations drawn from over 4000 scientific journals and thousands of other sources including conference proceedings, reports, monographs, books and government publications.
  • 1960-present
  • Updated monthly
WSU All

ERIC
  • Over 1,000,000 references to thousands of educational topics
  • Includes references to journal articles, books, theses, curriculi, conference papers, and standards and guidelines
  • Full-text of 80% of ERIC documents 1993-present.
  • Full-text of about 2300 ERIC digests - 3-5 page synposes of a specific topic with references.
  • 1966 - present
  • Updated monthly
WSU All
Everyone

Eskimo Database (Use Internet Explorer)
  • Difficult to locate written literature about Inuit/Eskimo peoples
  • Nearly 200 titles - primarily books and journal articles
  • Searchable with powerful text-retrieval software
  • Created by Hubert Wenger and named in his honor
  • Full text
Everyone

Ethnic NewsWatch
  • Full-text collection of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press
  • A rich collection of articles, editorials, columns, reviews, etc. provide a broad diversity of perspectives and viewpoints
  • 1960-present
  • Updated monthly
WSU All

Historical Abstracts
  • Citations and abstracts to publications covering the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present
  • Covers journals, books, reviews, and dissertations
  • 1954-present
WSU All

Historical Census Browser
  • Data presented here describe the population and economy of U.S. states and counties from 1790-1960
Everyone
Human Population & Natural Resource Management
  • Provides citations to the literature on human population and demography topics, as well as societal issues involving natural resource management
  • Includes relevant papers, reports, books and reviews from standard peer-reviewed scientific journals
  • 1995-present
  • Updated monthly
WSU All

Human Relations Area Files Archaeology
  • Collection of archeological texts indexed by culture and subject
  • Full text
WSU All

Human Relations Area Files Ethnography
  • Collection of ethnographic and other texts on human culture, society and behavior indexed by culture and subject
  • Full text
WSU All
Human Resources Abstracts
  • Provides citations to articles from over 120 journals on current and changing ideas in the diverse area of manpower and human resources development, and related social governmental policy questions
  • Includes citations to information in books
  • Updated quarterly
  • 1999-present
WSU Pullman
Human Rights Watch
  • Contains reports documenting human rights abuses throughout the world
  • Provided by Human Rights Watch, an independent, nongovernmental organization, supported by contributions from private individuals and foundations worldwide and dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world.
  • Full text
  • Current
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

ICPSR
  • Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
  • Access to over 5000 datasets
  • Includes Census, Crime, Aging, Health Care, Politics, etc.
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

Journal Citation Reports (JCR)
  • Resource for journal evaluation, using citation data drawn from over 8,400 scholarly and technical journals worldwide.
  • Shows the relationship between citing and cited journals
  • Provides impact factor to assist in assessing the value of a journal title
WSU All

JSTOR
  • Full text of over 100 journals on a variety of topics
  • Back issues only, not current
WSU All

KCDLOnline
  • Provides access to K-12 and Adult Basic Education curricula, frameworks, and standards that have been developed by schools, school districts, state and federal agencies, and other educational organizations
  • Coverage includes but is not limited to: academic standards, classroom techniques, evaluation methods, learning activities, educational objectives, and educational philosophy
  • Full text for 20th edition
  • 1970-present
WSU All

Lexis-Nexis Academic
  • Provides access to a wide range of sources, including full-text legal information and full-text and abstracted information from newspapers, magazines, company annual reports, news and business magazines, and more.
  • Dates of coverage vary
  • Full text
WSU all campuses, Non-commercial use only
Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts
  • Provides citations to the library science literature for more than 600 periodicals, plus books, research reports and proceedings
  • Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more
  • mid-1960s- present
WSU All

Library Literature and Info Sci
  • Library and information-science periodicals published internationally, and more than 600 books per year
  • 1984 - present
  • Monthly
WSU All

Mental Measurements Yearbook
  • Contains fulltext information about and reviews of all English-language standardized tests covering educational skills, personality, vocational aptitude, psychology, and related areas
  • For each test, the database provides the name of the test author, publication information, scoring information, and the number of the Mental Measurements Yearbook in which the test was described originally
  • Full text
WSU All
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
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

NCJRS Database [Criminal Justice)
  • Summaries of more than 150,000 publications on criminal justice, including Federal, state, and local government reports, books, research reports, journal articles, and unpublished research
  • Includes corrections, courts, drugs and crime, law enforcement, juvenile justice, crime statistics, and victims of crime.
  • early 1970's-present
Everyone

NCJRS Virtual Library (Criminal Justice)
  • Search Federal sources for crime and justice information, research, statistics, and funding opportunities
  • Full text
  • Updated daily
Everyone
New York Times Search
  • Index to the New York Times
  • Archive of orver 15 million articles
  • 1851-present
Everyone

Newspapers via ProQuest Direct
  • Index to many national and regional newspapers
  • Full text of many articles available
WSU All
Oregon Index
  • Selective index to Oregon newspapers, and to Oregon items in selected other publications.
  • Newspaper indexing coverage:
    • The Portland Oregonian, Jan 1985-Dec 1992.
    • The Salem Statesman Journal, Jan 1987 - current.
    • The Eugene Register-Guard, Jan1988 - current.
    • Coos Bay World, Jan 1996 - May 1996 (working on backfile)
    • Corvallis Gazette Times, 1995 - Feb 1997 (working on backfile)
    • Daily Astorian (incomplete coverage)
    • Klamath Falls Herald & News, Jan - May 1996
    • LaGrande Observer, 1995 - current (a little behind)
    • Lake Oswego Review, 1996 - current (a little behind)
    • Tigard Times, 1996 - current (a little behind)
Everyone

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
  • 50,000 biographies of people who shaped the history of the British Isles
  • Earliest times to 2001
  • Full text
WSU all
PAIS International & Archive
  • Citations to all types of publications in the area of world public affairs
  • 1915 - present
  • Updated monthly
WSU All
Project Gutenberg-e
  • Small number of electronic books in history
  • Collaborative effort between Columbia University Press and the American Historical Association
  • Full text
WSU Pullman only

Project Muse

Project Muse (backup)
  • Over 50 full-text electronic journals focusing on the social sciences
  • Electronic version available earlier than print edition
  • Full text
WSU All

ProQuest Education Journals
  • Covers almost 400 leading journals on all aspects of education
  • 1988-present
  • Full Text
WSU all

ProQuest Telecommunications
  • Includes full text on topics related to all aspects of telecommunications
  • Includes magazines, journals, and newsletters
  • 1995 - present
  • Full Text
WSU All
PsycINFO
  • Citations with abstracts to articles in over 1,300 psychology research journals
  • 1840- present (less than 115 records with publication dates prior to 1894)
  • Updated weekly
WSU All
Sage Family Studies Abstracts
  • Contains citations with abstracts to articles, reports, books and other materials on policy, theory and research relating to the family, traditional and alternative lifestyles, therapy and counselling
  • Indexes 29 journals
  • 1999 - present
  • Updated quarterly
WSU-Pullman
Sage Public Administration Abstracts
  • Contains citations and abstracts covering recent literature (and related citations) on all aspects of public administration
  • Entries are drawn from books, articles, pamphlets, government publications, significant speeches, legislative research studies and other fugitive material
  • 1998 - present
  • Updated quarterly
WSU-Pullman
Sage Race Relations Abstracts
  • Provides citations and abstracts to current information in the challenging area of race relations
  • Issues covered include discrimination, education, employment, health, politics, law and legislation.
  • 2000 - present
  • Updated quarterly
WSU Pullman
Sage Urban Studies Abstracts
  • Each issue contains 250 separate abstracts of important recent literature - from legislative groups, research institutions, public research agencies, universities and scholars from around the world
  • 1998 - present
  • Updated quarterly
WSU-Pullman
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

SIRS Researcher
  • Index to articles exploring social, scientific, historic, economic, political, and global issues
  • Articles selected from domestic and international newspapers, magazines, journals and government publications
  • 1988 - present (Indexing)
  • 1994 - present (Summaries)
  • Updated monthly
WSU-Pullman
Social Sciences Citation Index
  • Part of the Web of Science
  • Multidisciplinary database, with searchable author abstracts, covering the journal literature of the social sciences
  • Indexes more than 1,725 journals spanning 50 disciplines
  • 1980-present
  • Updated weekly
WSU All
Social Sciences Index
  • Indexes articles, interviews, obituaries, biographies, and book reviews in English language periodicals
  • Covers anthropology, economics, geography, law, political science, psychology, and sociology
  • 1984 - present
  • Updated Monthly
WSU All
Sociological Abstracts
  • Citations with abstracts to articles on all aspects of sociology, social work, and other social sciences
  • 1963-present
  • Updated monthly
WSU All

SourceOECD
  • SourceOECD is the online publications portal of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
  • SourceOECD, when complete, will comprise 19 Studies by Themes from Agriculture to Telecommunications containing all our monographs and reports
  • 19 periodicals online
  • Reference titles online
  • OECD statistical databases online
WSU All
Sport Business Research Network
  • Features market research and industry news covering all facets of the industry - equipment sales, participation, broadcasting, sponsorship and marketing
  • Includes a market research database, news and archives, and a marketplace with information on collegiate/amateur sports, education/careers, media, events and goods
  • Includes links to Web sites
  • Current
  • Full Text
WSU All

SPORTDiscus

  • Index to the practical and research literature on sport, physical fitness and physical education
  • 1830-present
  • Also provides access to
    • HERACLES, a French sports database (1975-1997)
    • ATLANTES, a Spanish sports database (1980-1996)
    • Catalogue du Musee Olympique (1993-)
WSU All
Studies on Women and Gender Abstracts
  • Index to the literature of women's studies with citations and article summaries
  • Covers the international literature
  • Major focus on education, employment, women in the family and community, medicine and health, female sex and gender role socialization, social policy, the social psychology of women, female culture, media treatment of women, biography, literary criticism and historical studies
  • 1995-present
  • No need to login - just click on Search to begin using
WSU All
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

U.S. Congressional Serial Set

  • All the Reports, Documents, and Journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives
  • A rich source of primary source material on all aspects of American history
  • Through 1819
  • Full-text
WSU All
United Nations Common Database
  • Provides selected series from 30 specialized international data sources for all available countries and areas
  • Country profiles--twelve subject profiles for any country or area
  • Current
WSU Pullman on-campus only

Western Waters Digital Library
  • Covers publications about the Columbia, Colorado, Platte and Rio Grande river basins
  • Materials include government reports, classic water literature, legal transcripts, water project records, personal papers, photographic collections and video materials
Everyone

Women Working
  • Provides access to digitized historical, manuscript, and image resources selected from Harvard's library and museum collections
  • Explores women's roles in the US economy between the Civil War and the Great Depression
  • Contains 2,396 books and pamphlets, 1,075 photographs, and 5,000 pages from manuscript collections.
  • 1870-1930
Everyone

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
Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
  • Provides indexing and abstracts for the literature of political science and relates
  • Coverage also includes history and theory, comparative, international, political psychology, law, and public administration and policy
  • Updated monthly
  • 1975-present
WSU All

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