Recommended Sources of Scholarly Journals and Publications:
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The EBSCO database collection provides full text and abstract access for over 10,000 scholarly publications covering academic areas of study including business, management, economics, finance, accounting, social sciences, psychology and behavioral sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies.
This collection of over 14,000 academic books on many subjects can be searched by author, title, subject or keyword. Once you have downloaded the ebrary Reader, you can view the full-text of each book.
WorldCat is your "on-line catalog" for the collections of more than 10,000
libraries worldwide. It grows every day, thanks to the efforts of
librarians and other information professionals. Through WorldCat you can
search the collections of libraries in your community (plus thousands more
around the world) and then locate items in a library near you.
Morningstar® Library Edition
Offers academic libraries real-time investment research. Users have access to many popular Premium features of Morningstar.com, including research and independent opinions on thousands of stocks and mutual funds.
The Value Line Investment Survey
This is a comprehensive source of industries, each containing advice on approximately 1,700 stocks, more than 90 industries, the stock market, and the economy. It has three parts:
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- Ratings & Reports(one-page reports about companies and industries, each containing Value Line's rankings, forecasts for the coming 3 to 5 years, and more.)
- Summany & Index (an index of all stocks in the publication as well as many up-to-date statistics. It also helps investors identify companies with various characteristics.)
- Selection & Opinion(latest economic and stock market forecasts, one-page write-ups about interesting stocks, model portfolios, and financial/stock market statistics.)
Search many diverse library collections, on-line databases, and government information through a single, simple interface.
Handbook of Texas is a multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography and culture. It has more than 23,000 articles on people, places, events, historical themes, institutions and other related Texas information.
GaleGroup provides access to many databases, such as Infotrac online newspapers, the Business and Company Resource Center, and the Literature Resource Center.
Directory of Open Access
Directory of Open Access Journals provides access to 2348 free, full-text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. 679 of these journals are currently searchable at article level. The remaining 1669 journals can be accessed by the title of the journal.
Recommended Sources for General Reference:
Britannica Online Academic Edition
Britannica Online Academic Edition is founded on the Encyclopaedia Britannica,
the largest, most authoritative encyclopedia in the world. Britannica Online
Academic is continuously updated and easy to use. It also includes various other
resources such as: Year in Review; World Data Analyst (a database of current and
past statistics on the countries of the world; Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of
Quotations; BBC & New York Times daily headlines; A collection of Web sites
carefully selected by Britannica’s editorial department ; World Atlas; Advanced
search capabilities and Britannica’s exclusive “Workspace”, a research
Webster’s Third New International Dictionary Unabridged Online
Webster’s Third New International Dictionary Unabridged Online contains 472,000
entries, 200,000 usage examples, 3,000 images and 14,000 etymologies (word
OCLC (Online Computer Library Center)
OCLC is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research
organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the
world's information and reducing information costs. More than 71,000
libraries in 112 countries and territories around the world use OCLC services to
locate, aquire, catalog, lend and preserve library materials.
Choice Reviews is the premier source of reviews for significant current books and electronic media of interest to those in higher education. Each year CHOICE publishes more than 7,000 reviews by subject experts.
20th Century Poetry (American and English)
20th Century Poetry is a collection of over 50,000 poems drawn from over 750 volumes by over 300 modern and contemporary poets.
HeritageQuest offers online information to aid the researcher in locating data on ancestors and relatives. Census records, books and periodicals provide the data necessary to begin a basic search.
Texas Digital Sanborn Maps 1867 - 1970
Texas Digital Sanborn Maps provides digital access to large scale maps of Texas cities and towns drawn at a scale of 50 feet to an inch. The maps list streets, blocks and building numbers, including numbers in use at the time the map was made and previous numbers.
Information Science & Technology Abstracts
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts is a source of library related materials that focus on current trends in library science, information literacy and new developments in technology from the viewpoint of libraries.