DATABASES: ALPHABETICAL LIST
| Starting Spring 2015, Off campus access to subscription databases will be validated through a campus server. Use the small box after each database entry for login. Use the same name (everything before the @) and password you do for "mystate" and "campus email" as you login.On campus access is STILL through the large title for each database.
(Gale) Multidisciplinary database containing full-text articles and citations to academic journals and popular publications. Includes New York Times from 1985. (powered by InfoTrac ®)
(Ebsco) Multidisciplinary database provides full-text for more than 5,600 journals, including full-text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles.
Contains the Catalog and index to the collections at the National Agricultural Library and primary public source agricultural information. Encompasses materials as far back as the 15th century.
(Ebsco) Full-text articles with focus on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. Indexing and abstracts as far back as 1984, full-text back to 1990.
(NewsBank) "Search current and archived coverage of issues, events, people, government, sports and more with the largest collection of full-text U.S. newspapers. Includes staff-written articles, obituaries, editorials, announcements, real estate and other sections." Includes Charleston Daily Mail and Charleston Gazette from 1990's to current, as well as a number of other West Virginia Newspapers.
Full-text articles from American Chemical Society journals, many from the start of publication to current. ACS is searchable from off-campus, but access to the full text of the article is only available from on-campus.
The AMNH DSpace Digital Repository is a digital archive maintained by the Research Library for AMNH Scientific Publications and materials digitized by the Library. Open access.
Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture Reference with over 400,000 works in public and private collections nationwide, and includes records from Save Outdoor Sculpture. Open access.
Open access research journals published by BioMed Central. Some are not available full text.
(Ebsco) Full-text for over 1,000 business publications dating back to 1985. Includes over 10,000 company profiles.
Site by the National Cancer Institute, proving information on numerous types of cancer. Open access.
EPA has developed information summaries on selected chemicals to describe how you might be exposed to these chemicals, how exposure to them might affect you and the environment, what happens to them in the environment, who regulates them, and whom to contact for additional information. Open access.
Online open access chemistry journals.
(Ebsco) This database combines CommSearch and Mass Media Articles Index with other journals to index and abstract over 570 journals to selective coverage of almost 200 more, and full-text for over 450 journals in the communication and mass media field.
(Ebsco) Resource for consumer-oriented health content, it is designed to support the needs of patients, and to provide an overall understanding of health-related topics.
Also available off campus. Reports and analysis on issues in the news, provides brief legislative histories. Provides coverage for topics on health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy.
(ProQuest) Also available off campus. Database which includes over 50 full text sources, and indexes and abstracts over 200 titles.
The Datapages database provides (archives and catalogs) full-text access to geological publications.
Multidisciplinary collection of open access academic journals. Can search for journal titles or keyword search for articles.
Open access peer-reviewed and published international journal articles and conference papers on the latest research developments and applications related to all aspects of educational technology and e-learning.
National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) primary text search, which includes 40 literature and molecular databases. Open access.
(Ebsco) Education Resource Information Center, contains over 1.3 million records and links to over 323,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966. Also available at http:/www.eric.ed.gov
Free access to European Union law and other public documents. Collections include: Treaties, International Agreements, Legislation in Force, Preparatory Acts, Case-Law, Parliamentary Questions.
(Ebsco) Database contains over 32,000 entries and an index to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750.
(Ebsco) Provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries.
(Ebsco) Collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Provides indexing and abstracts for over 384,000 records, as well as open access full text for more than 4,700 records.
(Ebsco) Provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines.
(Ebsco) Full-text and abstracts for journals focusing on a variety of medical disciplines. Also includes Clinical Pharmacology, which provides access to clinically relevant drug monographs for US prescription drugs and supplements.
"Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1836 - 1922 or use the U.S. newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690 - present."
(FDLP) "..documents related to homeland security policy, strategy, and organizational material from a wide variety of sources including federal, state and local governments; international governments and institutions; nonprofit organizations and private entities." ON CAMPUS ONLY
(WVLC) Database for job searching, will need to create a free username and password (same username and password used for Learning Express Library), access provided by the West Virginia Library Commission.
Articles covering various subject areas, full-text available prior to 1923 for US publications, and prior to 1879 worldwide. To ensure a full-text only result keep "Include only content I can access" selected.
(WVLC) Practice tests for standardized tests, for occupations, college entrance, and lessons for basic computer skills. Will need to create a free username and password (use same one as for Job & Career Accelerator). Access provided by the West Virginia Library Commission.
(Ebsco) Abstracts for journals, books, research reports and proceedings for subjects including librarianship, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.
(Ebsco) Multidisciplinary database including full-text periodicals covering general interest subject areas. Contains an image collection with photos, maps and flags.
(Ebsco) Provides citations to current biomedical journals in the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and others.
(Gale) Detailed bibliography of journal articles, books and dissertations. Subjects include literature, language, linguistics, folklore, literary theory and criticism. MLA Directory of Periodicals
available under this database's advanced search screen.
(Ebsco) Cover to cover and selective full-text for US and international papers.
(Smithsonian American Art Museum) Contains over half a million photographs, negative and slides documenting American art from colonial to contemporary times (about 20% of collection is digitized). Notable collections: Peter A. Juley & Son Collection, Walter Rosenblum Collection, American Sculpture Photograph Study Collection, Library of Congress Copyright Deposit Collection. Open access.
(Ebsco) Designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects.
(Smithsonian American Art Museum) Contains 136,494 records describing fine art works exhibited in the United States and Canada up through 1876, includes artists of all nationalities who exhibited works from 1773 to 1877 including Old Masters. Open access.
(Ebsco) Full-text for over 70 popular magazines for elementary school research.
American Physical Society's online archives for Physical Review Letters, Reviews of Modern Physics, and Physical Review A-E. Dates range from 1893-2007. Reviews of Modern Physics is a current subscription. Can search citations anywhere, full text available.
(Ebsco) From the American Psychological Association, a source of full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology.
Citations for biomedical literature MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. May include links to full-text from PubMed Central and publisher web sites. Open access.
Full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the US National Institute of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM). Open access.
(Ebsco) More than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.
On Campus only; RESTRICTED to chemistry majors and faculty. Searches patents and Chemical literature. Contact reference librarian for access.
Full-text of biochemistry, genetics, and molecular biology journals. Change "source" to "subscribed journals" to search full-text only. Citations can be searched off-campus, full-text available ON CAMPUS ONLY.
(Proquest) "The ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States." Includes some data back to 1790's. Online version of the print Statistical Abstracts. Print annuals of prior years are located in Reference and on the First Tier (HA202 .A36).
(Ebsco) Current events database, contains articles and citations on social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics.
Periodicals' directory, provides bibliographic and publisher information on over 300,000 periodicals.
(the icon/link at left) is a new database listing periodicals titles available at the library:
- through the library's subscribed list of databases,
- available publicly online and
- titles physically available in the building (paper and microform).
The library's paper version of the Periodical Holdings List only contains titles physically held in the library (print and microform); it does not include titles from the databases. It is located on tables in the library Periodical Room.
If you have problems or need help please ask at the Reference Desk or contact one of the librarians.
SUBSCRIPTION and PURCHASED TITLES, accessed through Vendors:
Available on campus. Off campus use, restricted to current students, faculty and staff. Use the "library" barcode on the back of your Campus ID as the password for subscription and purchased ebooks and electronic resources. If you need additional help - MAIN library phone number: 304-766-3116; reference desk: 304-766-3135.
PUBLICLY AVAILABLE TITLES:
The Drain-Jordan Library offers many ebooks (electronic books) that are available 24/7/365 days a year on or off-campus. the ebooks provide complete books in electronic format making them always available.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
- What is an ebook?
An ebook is a complete electronic version of a print book.
- When can I use an ebook?
The ebook collection is available 24/7/365 days a year.
- How do I access ebooks off-campus?
When it asks for an ID or login password, you will need to input the library barcode number located on the back of your student ID that starts with a "2".
- Are the ebooks downloadable?
No, at this time ebooks cannot be downloaded. You connect and read them online. If you close the book or stop using it for about twenty minutes the ebook is checked back in. It is only checked out while you are using it. You can reopen the book any time it is not in use.
- How do a find an ebook on my subject?
The largest collection of ebooks in the library is the Ebsco Ebook Collection (formerly NetLibrary). There are several ways to access them, but the easiest way to focus on a particular subject is through the library catalog with a keyword search. In the first field enter the term: netlib*, you can enter other terms in the following fields to narrow the search to your subject.
You can also keyword search and display/sort the results with the most recent published titles first; most of this collection was published within the last decade+.
- Why didn't the ebook link in the catalog work?
If you are off-campus the catalog url may not work due to vendor security. Recheck the catalog for the book's title and vendor, then access them through the ebook vendor's link using your library barcode number. Some ebook links are Federal Government Depository Library purls (permanent urls) that may display the book or just a description of the book.
- What if I need additional help?
You may contact the library at 304-766-3116 or through the chat, text, or email services listed/linked on the Ask-A-Librarian page.