Money can’t buy ya love…

May 21st, 2012

databases

…but it can buy us reliable resources to make your research more productive and easy (really!) It’s the time of year when invoices for databases and online reference sources fill the inbox so we wanted to share with you some of the “oldies but goodies” renewed for your continuing research pleasure.

 

Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Information about current social and political issues includes pro/con essays, topic overviews, primary source documents, biographies of social activists, court-case overviews, statistics, podcasts and images. OV can help you research, analyze and organize a variety of data for research assignments, debates, presentations and more.

 

Biography and Genealogy Master Index

Provides coverage of nearly 5 million contemporary and historical figures from authors to scientists, from boxers to fashion designers, from Adam and Eve to Frank Zappa

 

Associations Unlimited

An authoritative source for nonprofit organization information, this searchable database includes detailed listings, including IRS data, for organizations all over the world. The comprehensive scope covers everything from a local Chamber of Commerce to the American Medical Association.

 

America History & Life

Discover Canadian and American history and culture dating as far back as 1910, with the help of more than 1,700 journals in the “American History & Life” database.

 

 CINAHL Plus with full text

Full-text articles from 770 journals relating to nursing, biomedicine, health sciences, alternative medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines.

 

PsycINFO 1887- Current

This American Psychological Association (APA) resource contains nearly 2.4 million citations and summaries of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, in psychology and related disciplines, dating as far back as the 1800s. Ninety-eight percent of the material is peer-reviewed.

 

 

SocINDEX with Full Text

This database contains full text for almost 400 “core” journals in the sociology field, dating back to 1908, and 150 “priority” coverage journals and also full text for more than 720 books and monographs, and more than 6700 conference papers.

 

McGraw-Hill AccessScience

More than 8,500 online articles from the Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, research updates, scientific definitions and technical terms, illustrations and graphics, biographies and bibliographies. Also includes continuously updated and searchable images and videos.

 

Grove Art Online

Visual arts from pre-history to the present day, art movements, biographies, more than 6,000 art images from museums, 40,000 editorially selected image links to museums and galleries around the world. The content is updated three times a year to reflect the latest scholarship. Tools for navigating content include thematic guides, timelines, and resources for educators.

 

Grove Music Online

This is a comprehensive compendium of music scholarship that provides the full texts of Grove’s Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Dictionary of Opera, and Dictionary of Jazz It includes more than 50,000 signed articles and 30,000 biographies contributed by over 6,000 scholars from around the world.

 

Oxford Reference Online Premium

In addition to 224 reference books, from Art to Zoology, OROP has 47 timelines linking thousands of key events in the areas of Art and Architecture, Performing Arts, Literature, Politics and Government, Society, Science, Technology and Medicine, and War. Each event is linked to a carefully-selected article. It also includes maps, biographical entries and more than 3,000 editorially selected external weblinks, at entry, book and subject level

 

Oxford English Dictionary

The OED is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is a guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words— past and present—from across the English-speaking world.