EBSCOHost, JSTOR, Project MUSE, ProQuest, and SIRS contain full-text articles from thousands of periodicals (newspapers, magazines, and journals, etc.). The Discovering Collection contains information from reference books; access always requires a password. Encyclopedia Britannica gives BRTC students access to the most up-to-date information from a collegiate encyclopedia, and the FirstSearch WorldCat is especially good for locating books on particular subjects to borrow through interlibrary loan. Granger’s has approximately 200,000 full-text poems with accompanying information. More and more databases now include BOOK information as well as information from periodicals – look carefully at options to find book information.
Thousands of scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers covering virtually every discipline of academic study….Most articles are full-text. EBSCOHost indexes from 1984 to the present with daily updates. Various indexes can be selected for particular subjects, such as nursing, health, business, etc., but Academic Search Elite is an index that college students should always select, since it covers many academic journals. A subject search can be done by adding SU to the search (example: SU dolphins).
Granger’s World of Poetry*
Almost 200,000 of the “most respected and studied poems from around the world” in full-text, with biographies, commentaries, critical context, glossary, and more. Content continually added.
JSTOR (on-campus only)
Archives of over 300 journals in many, many disciplines (all in full-text). The BRTC Library subscribes to the Arts and Sciences I and II Collections, as well as the Language and Literature Collection. Arts & Sciences I Collection has journal titles in fifteen disciplines, including economics, history, political science, sociology, ecology, mathematics, statistics, and related fields. Arts and Sciences II Collection adds depth to Collection I, plus offers core journals in several new disciplines, such as archaeology, classics, and African studies. The Language and Literature Collection spans the literary cultures of many different countries and contains articles in several languages. Also included is a range of core journals covering literary criticism. JSTOR is continually adding reference linking, allowing users “to follow a link from a reference in an article directly to the cited article.”
Project MUSE (on-campus only)
(“Standard” collection) – About 300 full-text high quality humanities, arts, and social sciences journals from 60 scholarly publishers. Muse is the sole source of titles from many leading university presses and scholarly societies. Every journal is heavily indexed and peer-reviewed.
(Periodical Abstracts Research II edition) – More than 2,000 periodicals covering virtually every topic from current news to historical events. For most titles coverage dates from 1990, but some backfiles go back as far as 1971. Current coverage of articles from The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal are also included. All articles have abstracts, and over 60% are full-text.
Everything in SIRS is full-text from over 1,500 sources, including magazines, newspapers, and government documents….a great database to search for reaction papers for business classes and science classes, etc. Use the “topic browse” button to easily find articles on particular areas. Also, click on “Educators’ Resources” for many tips, such as Guide to Writing a Research Paper and Guide to Creating a Powerpoint Presentation, Map Skills, SIRS Citation Guidelines, etc. This online product includes SIRS RESEARCHER, SIRS RENAISSANCE, SIRS GOVERNMENT REPORTER, plus WEBSELECT; all can be searched individually or together (the default). The WebSelect feature provides supplementary links to reputable information on the Web. SIRS RESEARCHER has current information on social issues, SIRS RENAISSANCE covers the arts and humanities, and SIRS GOVERNMENT REPORTER information is from federal departments, agencies, and commissions, such as historic documents, U. S. Supreme Court decisions, etc.
Full-text information from BOOKS, 22 multi-volume titles published by Gale. This book source has timeline events; audio and video files; plot summaries; essays; collegiate, biographical, and geographical dictionaries, and about 20,000 biography entries. This database always requires a password, even in the library.
Thoroughly redesigned for 2006, EB has constantly updated general information….and more, such as journal articles and a large collection of significant classics. Thousands of complete books are in this source! The World Data Analyst has current and past statistics on the countries of the world. Current events are covered, too.
(basic) – Unlimited searches on about a dozen databases: WorldCAT, OCLC Online Union List of Periodicals, ArticlesFirst, ContentsFirst, Electronic Collections Online, GPO Month Catalog, NetFirst, ERIC, MEDLINE, PapersFirst, Proceedings, and World Almanac. No full-text – only abstracts. (Note: WorldCat is a good resource for locating books on particular subjects for interlibrary loan.)
(complete) – Debit searches of 70+ databases (This is a pay-per-use service that requires librarian’s assistance, authorization number, and password.)
Health Reference Center
this data base has information on a wide range of health-related topics as well and many illustrations and videos. It provides information on today’s most pressing health topics.
Issues & Controversies
this data base has timely, in depth, and objective articles on today’s controversial issues. It includes topics in politics, government, business, education, and so on. It is an excellent resource for research papers.
- American Memory
- Arkansas Publications Index
- Bartlett’s Book of Familiar Quotations
- Biographical Dictionary
- BioMed Central
- DOAG: Directory of Open Access Journals
- Encyclopedia of Arkansas
- Find Articles
- Gale Literary Index
- GPO Access
- Information Please Almanac
- Making of America Journals
- NCJRS: National Criminal Justice Reference Service
- PubMed Central
- SCIRUS: scientific information
- Urban Dictionary
- U. S. Politics & World News: News about current administration
- Wikipedia: Great for current topic discussion but user should verify the information with reliable sources!
Book Sources Databases
- Bartleby.com: English & American non-fiction, fiction, and verse
- Digital Book Index : More than 116,000 digitized books, over half FREE
- Eserver.org: Accessible Writing/a>:
- Internet Archive: Digitized books
- Internet Public Library: more than 15,000 titles
- Literature for Children: over 500 children’s literature titles, pre-1850 to post-1950
- Online Books Page: more than 12,000 titles
- WorldCat: useful for ILL