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The Five Towns College Library provides access to all of the following databases and other digital resources through Blackboard.

 

Research Databases

Research databases contain mostly full-text articles and other references from published periodicals, including academic journals, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers.

 

  • Academic OneFile

    Peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects, Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text with no restrictions, researchers are able to find accurate information quickly. Updated daily.
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    Academic Search Complete

    One of our largest research databases, Academic Search Complete contains over 7500 full-text, peer-reviewed journals from every major academic field. 
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    American Film Scripts Online

    American Film Scripts Online contains 1,009 scripts by 1,062 writers together with detailed, fielded information on the scenes, characters and people related to the scripts. In addition, the database includes images for more than 500 of these screenplays. 
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    Biography Reference Bank

    In-depth 100% full-text biographical resource, providing comprehensive coverage of people in the news and a full range of history-makers. It covers over 236,000 individuals, and contains more than 36,000 images. Includes biographical profiles, feature articles, interviews, essays, book reviews, performance reviews, speeches, and obituaries. 
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    Bloom's Literary Reference Online

    Contains extensive entries on literary topics, themes, movements, and genres.  Includes expert criticism by award-winning scholar, Professor Harold Bloom. 
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    Books In Print

    Check for most recent editions or whether a book is still available in print. 
    Please note, this resource is only available ON CAMPUS.
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    Business Abstracts with Full Text

    Provides fast, convenient access to a multitude of outstanding sources. With Quality abstracting and indexing of more than 850 publications, users will find feature articles, product reviews, interviews, biographical sketches, corporate profiles, obituaries, surveys, book reviews, reports from associations, societies, trade shows and conferences, and more.

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    Business Economics and Theory

    Provides academic journals and magazines focusing on topics in economics. Perfect for business classes, users will find more than 150 full-text journals to support their research.

  • Business Insights: Essentials

    Business Insights: Essentials is a fully integrated resource bringing together company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals. Search this database to find detailed company and industry news and information.
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    Business Source Complete

    Business Source Complete contains over 1800 full-text, peer-reviewed academic business journals and over 1700 full-text trade journals and general business magazines, as well as thousands of full-text books, case studies, conference papers, economic reports, interviews, market research reports, and SWOT analyses.  Additionally, the database contains more than 17,500 company profiles and more than 1800 industry reports. 
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    Career Insider (Previously Vault Online Career Library)

    Career Insider is the world’s leading source of career intelligence.  It will make your efforts at researching employers, industries, and career subjects infinitely easier and more efficient. Whether you are just exploring possible career paths or you are ready for your interview, Career Insider can help. 
    Create an account by using your Five Towns College email address and selecting a password that you will remember.
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    Communications and Mass Media Collection

    This collection provides current and accurate information from more than 100 journals focused on all aspects of the communications field. Key subjects covered include: advertising and public relations, literature and writing, linguistics, and many more.
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    Contemporary World Music

    Contains more than 20,000 tracks of World Music, including selections of reggae, worldbeat, neo-traditional, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing and jazz, and other genres such as traditional music - Indian classical, fado, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, gagaku in streaming audio. 
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    CQ Researcher

    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. 
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    Diversity Studies Collection

    More than 380,000 articles from various academic journals, trade publications, and magazines, dealing with topics in diversity studies. 
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    EBSCOHost

    Allows for searching across all of the EBSCO databases, including: Academic Search Complete, Business Source Complete, Newspaper Source, Regional Business News, Music Index, RILM Abstracts of Music Literature, Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text, International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text, ERIC, Professional Development Collection, Teacher Reference Center, MAS Ultra - School Edition, Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition, MEDLINE, GreenFILE, Military & Government Collection, Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts, The Serials Directory, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, and Primary Search
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    Education Full Text

    Comprehensive coverage of an international range of English-language periodicals, monographs and yearbooks. Full text of articles, with indexing cover-to-cover, from hundreds of journals.
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    Encyclopedia Britannica Online

    Contains the complete encyclopedia as well as Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, Britannica Student Encyclopedia and the Britannica Book of the Year. 
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    ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)

    The Education Resources Information Center provides access to education literature and resources. ERIC collection includes annotated bibliographic records, including journal articles, books, research syntheses, conference papers, technical reports, policy papers, and other education-related materials. The database contains more than 1,194,000 records and links to more than 200,000 full-text documents.
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    Expanded Academic ASAP

    From arts and the humanities to social sciences, science and technology, this database meets research needs across all academic disciplines. Access scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers - many with full text and images.
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    Faulkner Security Management Practices

    An invaluable resource for students, instructors, and executives, Faulkner's Security Management Practices provides a dozen new reports every month on topics like managing organizational risk, securing the enterprise network and deploying network security appliances.  Archived reports and a weekly digest are also provided. 
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    Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text

    Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text is the definitive online tool for film and television research. It is a comprehensive bibliographic and full-text database covering the entire spectrum of television and film. Subject coverage includes film & television theory, preservation & restoration, screenwriting, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews. The database provides cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for 370 publications (and selected coverage for over 250), as well as full text for more than 100 journals, and nearly 100 books. In addition, Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text includes Variety movie reviews from 1914 to present and over 36,300 images from the MPTV Image Archive.
     
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    Fine Arts and Music Collection

    Resources to support research in areas such as drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.
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    Gale Cengage Databases

    Searches all of Gale Cengage's 36 databases at once, including some not listed here.
    Note: some of the databases are not on a college level.
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    General OneFile

    A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily. 
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    Gender Studies Collection

    This collection of over 30 largely full-text journals aims to provide balanced coverage of this significant aspect of our culture, covering such topics as gender studies, LGBTQ topics, family and marital issues, health aspects, and many more. Coverage begins in 1980.
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    General Science Full Text

    Designed specifically for students and non-specialists, this database features full text, plus the graphs, charts, diagrams, photos, and illustrations that convey an abundance of scientific information. 

     

      

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    GreenFILE

    GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments, and what can be done at each level to minimize these effects. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 538,000 records, as well as full text for more than 5,800 records.
     
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    Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

    Provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Also featured are abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 journals. In addition, this database includes Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names. 
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    Humanities Full Text

    Humanities Full Text provides articles, interviews, obituaries, bibliographies, original works of fiction, drama, and poetry, book reviews, and reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, operas, plays, radio and television programs, and more.  Areas covered include Art, Communications, Dance, Film, Journalism, Literary & Social Criticism Literature, Music, Performing Arts, and more.

     

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    Information Science & Library Issues Collection

    This collection is comprised of content from nearly 100 leading industry journals covering topics such as information infrastructure, data processing techniques, metadata architectures, and more. Coverage begins in 1980. 
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    International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text

    International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text is the definitive research tool for the study of theatre and the performing arts. International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text consists of an annotated databank of over 60,000 journal articles, books, book chapters and dissertation abstracts on all aspects of theatre and performance in 126 countries. International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text contains more than 450 full-text titles, including more than 140 full-text journals.
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    International Index to Music Periodicals Full Text

    IIMP enables you to search and browse hundreds of music journals covering a broad scope of research, from performance, theory and composition to music education, jazz and ethnomusicology.
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    Issues and Controversies

    Contains over 900 timely, in-depth, and objective articles about controversial issues and other contemporary news headlines.  Also provies timelines, primary documents, interviews with experts, and an almanac. 
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    Jazz Music Library

    One of the largest and most comprehensive collections of jazz music online, this database contains 1,964 albums and 19,022 tracks and is growing regularly. 
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    JSTOR Arts & Sciences III

    JSTOR is a trusted digital archive encompassing a range of intellectual content.  The Arts & Sciences III collection includes journals in languages and literature, as well as essential titles in the fields of music, film studies, folklore, performing arts, religion, and the history and study of art and architecture. 
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    Kraus Curriculum Development Library Online

    This searchable database of curricula, frameworks and standards brings together educational objectives, content, instructional strategies and evaluative techniques for all subjects covered in PreK-12 and Adult Basic Education. 
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    Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts

    Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.
     
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    MEDLINE

    Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more.
     
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    Military & Government Collection

    Current news pertaining to all branches of the military, this database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of those sites. The Military & Government Collection provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals. The database also offers indexing and abstracts for more than 400 titles.
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    Music Index

    Comprehensive guide to music periodicals and literature from 1952 to present. Formerly The Music Index Online, this database contains cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts of articles about music, musicians, and the music industry for more than 470 periodicals, as as book reviews, obituaries, news, and selective coverage for more than 230 periodicals. Topics concerned with every aspect of the classical and popular world of music are covered.
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    Music Online: Reference

    Music Online is the broadest and most comprehensive online music resource that cross-searches all of the library's Alexander Street Press music databases:  African-American Music Reference; Classical Music Reference Library; Classical Scores Library; Garland Encyclopedia of World Music; The Jazz Music Library, and Music Online. 
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    Naxos Music Library

    This is a comprehensive collection of recorded music online, including classical, jazz and pop, as well as spoken word.  While listening, you can read notes on the works being played, in addition to biographical information on composers and artists. 
     
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    New York State Newspapers

    Database of over 2.5 million newspaper articles published in the state of New York, including the New York Times and theNew York Post
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    Newspaper Source

    Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 domestic & international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for 389 domestic regional newspapers. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are also provided. 

     

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    Newsstand

    InfoTrac Newsstand is a full-text newspaper database that is updated daily and contains nearly one million articles, a one-stop source for the day's news and searchable archives. Coverage includes national, international, state, and local newspapers.
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    OmniFile Mega Full-Text

    Contains a wealth of essential material for learning and detailed research in a single, easily-searched database. With the full text of articles from over 2,500 publications, and indexing and abstracts from nearly 3,600 publications, this database provides invaluable support for research in all core undergraduate subjects and for cross-disciplinary work.
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    Oxford Music Online

    Formerly Grove Music Online, contains the full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, and the New Grove Dictionary of Music. 
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    Popular Culture Collection

    This collection provides useful information for any researcher in a journalism, social science, history, art, or liberal arts course. The collection is made up of 100 subject-appropriate periodicals, which are predominantly full-text.  
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    Pop Culture Universe

    Pop Culture Universe is an authoritative digital library of information on American and world popular culture, past and present, in a database that combines the best of traditional scholarship with the convenience of web technology. 
     
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    Popular Magazines

    Includes 1000 of the most often-searched magazines. All the titles were selected based on actual publication searches performed by library patrons. This database is 100% full text and includes over 600 titles recommended by Bowker's "Magazines for Libraries". Titles like Consumer Reports, Time, National Geographic, The New Yorker, Newsweek, Vanity Fair, US News and World Report, Vogue, Fortune, Business Week, National Review, Cosmopolitan, NPR and even Oprah are included in this database.
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    Professional Development Collection

    Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports. This is the most comprehensive and most valuable collection of full text education journals in the world. In addition to full text, indexing and abstracts are provided for more than 700 journals.
     
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    ProQuest

    Contains both interdisicplinary and subject-specific databases, such as ABI/INFORM (Business), the American Medical Association, and an extensive collection of newspaper, magazine and journal resources. 

     
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    Psychology Collection

    This database explores what makes people "tick" from childhood to death. Covers the study of the mind, emotions and how the human mind develops -- and diminishes -- over time. Instant access to 200 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals.
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    Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature Full Text

    The index that revolutionized the world of research, Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature, is now available electronically. This database provides a more convenient way to access the ultimate in current events coverage, curriculum support, and quality periodicals research for students and educators.
     
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    Regional Business News

    This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business Newsincorporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.
     
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    Religion & Philosophy Collection

    Research different religions and philosophies and how they impact our daily lives. The collection is comprised of 250 periodicals, many of which are full-text. Coverage begins in 1980.
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    RILM Abstracts of Music Literature

    RILM, a comprehensive, ongoing guide to publications on music from all over the world, is an indispensable tool for scholars, students, librarians, performers, teachers, and music lovers. RILM includes over 570,000 records covering all document types: articles, books, bibliographies, catalogues, dissertations, iconographies, critical commentaries to complete works, ethnographic recordings, conference proceedings, electronic resources, reviews, and more.
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    The Serials Directory

    The Serials Directory provides access to the most up-to-date and accurate bibliographic information as well as current pricing structures for popular serials. It contains nearly 250,000 U.S. and international titles, including newspapers; data from nearly 108,235 publishers worldwide, including e-mail and Internet addresses; and Library of Congress Classifications for every entry.
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    Small Business Collection

    For business students and entrepreneurs, this compilation provides insights, tips, strategies and success stories. Users will find over 280 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals.
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    Social Sciences Full Text

    Access to a wide assortment of the most important English-language journals published in the U.S. and elsewhere with full text and page images from scores of key publications, plus abstracting and indexing of hundreds of others. Covers the latest concepts, trends, opinions, theories, and methods from both applied and theoretical aspects of the social sciences.
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    Teacher Reference Center

    Provides indexing and abstracts for 280 periodicals. In addition, 96% of journals indexed in the database are peer-reviewed. Topics include: Assessment, Best Practices, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, School Administration, Science & Mathematics, and Teacher Education.
     
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    Theatre in Video

    Theatre in Video contains more than 250 definitive performances of the world's leading plays, together with more than 100 film documentaries, online in streaming video. 
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    Twayne Authors Series

    Comprises 600 full-text titles from the Twayne Literary Masters series.
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    Vocations and Careers Collection

    Offering content from over 300 largely full-text journals, this collection provides content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.
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    Writer's Reference Center

    Provided by Facts on File.  Contains tips on how to develop a research topic, how to write an essay, and many other topics related to writing and research.  Also contains a dictionary, thesaurus, and lists of allusions, foreign words, literary terms and many other helpful resources.