Databases by EBSCO

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Abstracts in Social Gerontology *SOWK only

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Search journal articles covering essential areas related to social gerontology, including the psychology of aging, elder abuse, society and the elderly, and more.

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Academic Search Complete

 

This scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database indexes more than 11,000 publications including journals, books, reports, conference proceedings and more. Subject coverage includes animal science, anthropology, area studies, astronomy, biology, chemistry, civil engineering, electrical engineering, ethnic & multicultural studies, food science & technology, general science, geography, geology, law, mathematics, mechanical engineering, music, pharmaceutical sciences, physics, psychology, religion & theology, women's studies, zoology and more. A Lois Hole Campus Alberta Digital Library (LHCADL) initiative

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Alt HealthWatch

 

Access full text articles on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. Subject coverage includes acupuncture, aromatherapy, body work, childbirth, Chinese medicine, chiropractic, creative therapies, cross-cultural therapies, energy medicines, herbalism, homeopathy, mind-body medicine, naturopathy, nutrition and osteopathy. Indexes more than 200 international, and often peer-reviewed journals, reports, proceedings, association & consumer newsletters, pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts. A TAL Alberta Library initiative

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America: History and Life

 

Indexes over 1,700 international journals covering the history, culture, area studies and current affairs literature of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Use CLIO Notes to browse through chronologies and brief summaries of significant events and themes in American history.

A Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL) initiative

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American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Historical Monographs Collection. Series 1

 

The American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Historical Monographs Collection -- Series 1 presents more than 15,000 titles from 13th Century through the 1893 World Parliament of Religions. The historical time period of the collection reflects upon a time of great doctrinal, social, and organizational change. The collection includes many volumes in Aramaic, Arabic, Greek, Hebrew and other languages besides English, documenting the recovery of languages used during the biblical era and provides an in-depth view of the way that interest in, and knowledge of, biblical languages emerged during the nineteenth century, an important foundation for today’s study and understanding of biblical languages. A TAL Alberta Library initiative

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American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Historical Monographs Collection. Series 2

 

This database consists of titles published from 1894 through 1923. This collection offers material on the significant shifts in the religious identification of Americans and the growing interest and experimentation with non-Western religions. It presents a comprehensive picture of American life at the time.

The collection includes:

  • Materials covering the evangelical movement and evangelical sermons covering the debates between science and religion
  • Biographies of 19th century theologians, providing perspective on how and why these leaders were valued in the 19th century
  • Books by and about women and the church
  • Books about Native Americans and their religion



A TAL Alberta Library initiative

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Applied Science and Technology Full Text

 

Access information on scientific and technical topics from trade and industrial magazines, journals issued by professional and technical societies, as well as buyers' guides, directories and conference proceedings. Subject areas include all engineering disciplines and more than 25 applied sciences.
  • Coverage: 1983 to current
  • Full-text: Yes (1997 to present)
  • Abstracts: Yes (1993 to present)
  • Provided by: EBSCO
  • Persistent Links: Instructions for creation
A TAL Alberta Library initiative

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Art Full Text

 

Access a broad range of international art literature, covering advertising art, antiques, archaeology, architecture and architectural history, art history, computers in art, crafts, decorative arts, fashion design, folk art, graphic arts, industrial design, interior design, landscape architecture, motion pictures, museology, non-western art, painting, photography, pottery, sculpture, television, textiles and video. Indexes more than 500 journals (many of them peer-reviewed), yearbooks and museum bulletins, as well as art reproductions.
  • Coverage: 1984 to present
  • Full-text: Some (select full-text from 1997 to present)
  • Abstracts: Yes (1994 to present)
  • Provided by: EBSCO
  • Persistent Links: Instructions for creation
A TAL Alberta Library initiative

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ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials

 

Access journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion. A TAL Alberta Library initiative

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Bibliography of Native North Americans (BNNA)

 

Research all aspects of native North American culture, history and life. Subject coverage includes archaeology, multicultural relations, gaming, governance, legend, and literacy. Indexes books, essays, journal articles, and government documents of the United States and Canada. A Lois Hole Campus Alberta Digital Library (LHCADL) initiative

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Biological & Agricultural Index Plus

 

Access core literature for biology and agriculture - much of it from peer-reviewed journals - plus full text. Also access graphs, charts, diagrams, photos and illustrations indispensible to science research.
  • Coverage: 1983 to present
  • Full-text: Yes (select full text from 1994+)
  • Abstracts: Yes (1994+)
  • Provided by: EBSCO
  • Persistent Links: Instructions for creation
A TAL Alberta Library initiative

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Business Source Complete

 

Huge business information database including scholarly journals, trade publications, conference proceedings, case studies, working papers, company profiles, industry reports & analysis, videos, and more. Also allows you to search by product, company, industry code, stock ticker, and more, in addition to the usual search fields. Some content dates back to the late 1800s. A TAL Alberta Library Universal Core initiative

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Canadian Literary Centre
Canadian content

 

Access Canadian book reviews, essays, author biographies, monographs, and literary criticism. A Lois Hole Campus Alberta Digital Library (LHCADL) initiative

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Canadian Reference Centre
Canadian content

 

Access the full text of Canadian magazines, reference books and newspapers. Includes full text of leading Canadian and international (U.S. and U.K.) periodicals, almost 85,000 full-text biographies and an image collection of more than 460,000 photos, maps and flags. A Lois Hole Campus Alberta Digital Library (LHCADL) initiative

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Child Development & Adolescent Studies (CDAS)

 

Access literature related to growth and development of children through the age of 21. Indexes journal articles, technical reports, books, book chapters, theses and dissertations covering biomedical and social sciences worldwide.

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CINAHL Plus with Full Text

 

Provides indexing from 1937 to present for over 4,100 journals in nursing and allied health fields. Also indexes books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, educational software, audiovisuals, book chapters, and evidence-based care sheets. Includes searchable cited references for more than 1,300 journals. Full text is provided for over 750 journals as well as legal cases, clinical innovations, critical paths, drug records, research instruments and clinical trials. A Lois Hole Campus Alberta Digital Library (LHCADL) initiative

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Communication and Mass Media Complete (CMMC)

 

Search journals in areas related to communication and mass media, such as journalism, television, radio, newspaper publishing, speech, broadcasting, communication theory, and advertising. Also features over 5,000 author profiles and searchable cited references.

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EBSCO ebook Collection

 

Provides the full-text of thousands recently-published books from selected academic and commercial publishers, as well as the full-text of a large number of older works in the public domain

Content predating 2011 was originally provided by NetLibrary; EBSCO bought that company and rebranded the collection in 2011

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EconLit

 

More than one million records, with citations and abstracts dating back to 1886. By the American Economic Association & covers all areas of economics. A Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL) initiative

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Education Research Complete

 

Access scholarly education research which includes all levels of education from early childhood to higher education, and all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education, and testing. Also covers curriculum instruction, administration, policy, funding, and related social issues. Indexes journals, books and conference papers.

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Environment Complete

 

Access research in areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine and freshwater science, geography, pollution and waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more. Also includes thousands of author profiles.

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ERIC [via EBSCO]

 

Access the world's largest source of information on education research and practice. Indexes journals as well as education-related materials from a variety of sources, including scholarly organizations, professional associations, research centers, policy organizations, university presses, the U.S. Department of Education and other federal agencies, and state and local agencies.

A Lois Hole Campus Alberta Digital Library (LHCADL) initiative

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Essay and General Literature Index Retrospective, 1900-1984

 

This database includes more than 249,000 essays in collections dating back to the beginning of the 20th century, and includes a wealth of information in thousands of collections and anthologies.

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European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750

 

European Views of the Americas: 1493-1750 is a database based on the authoritative bibliography "European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed in Europe Relating to The Americas, 1493-1750." This new database is a valuable index for libraries, scholars and individuals interested in European works that relate to the Americas. The bibliographic database, to be made available for the first time in digital form anywhere, contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. It covers the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of Native American peoples. A wide range of subject areas are covered; from natural disasters to disease outbreaks and slavery.

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Family & Society Studies Worldwide (FSSW)

 

Access research, policy and practice literature in the fields of Family Science, Human Ecology, Human Development, and Social Welfare. Covers a wide range of social science disciplines including anthropology, sociology, psychology, demography, health sciences, education, economics, law, history, and social work.

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Family Studies Abstracts *SOWK only

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Includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to family studies, including marriage, divorce, family therapy, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.

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Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text

 

Access research literature on the topics of film & television theory, preservation & restoration, writing, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews.

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Gender Studies Database (GSD)

 

Access gender related literature covering sexual diversity issues.  Indexes journals, conference papers, books, book chapters, government reports, discussion and working papers, theses & dissertations and other sources.

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Global Health & Global Health Archive

 

Provides access to core public health literature, covering over 150 countries in both the developing and developed world. It also includes significant unique content (compared with the other mainstream health databases). Subject coverage includes international health, biomedical life sciences, non-communicable diseases, public health nutrition, food safety and hygiene, occupational health, toxicology, health services, and maternal/child health.

Access also includes the Global Health Archive, indexing articles and publications between 1910-1972.

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GreenFILE

 

Access research on the human impact to the environment covering topics such as global climate change, recycling, sustainable agriculture, green building, renewable energy, pollution and more. Draws on the connection between the environment and disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology. Indexes scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports.

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Health Source: Consumer Edition

 

Access consumer health information on topics including medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Access full-text consumer health journals/magazines as well as health-related pamphlets, health reference books, medical dictionary, medical reports, patient education fact sheets and more. A Lois Hole Campus Alberta Digital Library (LHCADL) initiative

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Historical Abstracts

 

The world's leading index to the history of the world, excluding Canada and the United States, from 1450 to the present. Indexes more than 1,800 academic historical journals. Use CLIO Notes to browse through chronologies and brief summaries of significant events and themes in modern history.

A Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL) initiative

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Hospitality & Tourism Complete

 

Access scholarly research and industry news relating to all areas of hospitality and tourism, including culinary arts, demographics and statistics, development and investment, food and beverage management, hospitality law, hotel management and administrative practices, leisure and business travel, market trends, technology and more.

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Humanities Index Retrospective, 1907-1984 (H.W. Wilson)

 

This database contains high quality indexing of almost 1,200 periodicals, including the most important scholarly journals published in North America and Europe throughout the 20th century.

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Humanities International Complete (HIC)

 

Indexes over 2,700 international journals, magazines and books pertaining to literary, scholarly and creative thought in the humanities. Major subject areas include literature, philosophy, the arts, history, culture and more.

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International Political Science Abstracts (IPSA)

 

Indexes more than 1,000 scholarly political science journals and yearbooks worldwide. Topics include method and theory; political thinkers and ideas; political and administrative institutions; political processes (public opinion, attitudes, parties, forces, groups, and elections); international relations; and national and area studies.

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Library Literature and Information Science Index (H.W. Wilson)

 

Indexes library literature including periodicals, conference proceedings, pamphlets, books, and library school theses.

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Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)

 

Access literature on the subjects of librarianship, cataloguing, classification, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Indexes over 700 journals, magazines, books, research reports and proceedings.

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Literary Reference Center (LRC)

 

Access information on thousands of the most studied authors and their works from more than 2,000 reference works, books, journals and magazines. Access plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, articles of literary criticisms, author biographies, book reviews, poems, short stories, classic texts, author interviews, images and more.

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MasterFILE Premier

 

Search this multidisciplinary database for information covering general reference, business, education, health, general science, multi-cultural issues and much more. Indexes periodicals, reference books, biographies, primary source documents, and an image collection of photos, maps and flags. A Lois Hole Campus Alberta Digital Library (LHCADL) initiative

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Mental Measurements Yearbook (MMY) with Tests in Print

 

MMY, a guide to over 2,000 contemporary testing instruments, contains information essential for a complete evaluation of test products within such diverse areas as psychology, education, business, and leadership. Designed for novice test consumers to experienced professionals.
  • Coverage: Testing information from Volume 9 to present
  • Full-text: Yes (of testing information). Note: No copies of actual tests or assessment instruments
  • Provided by: EBSCO
  • Persistent Links: Instructions for creation
  • Tutorial
A Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL) initiative

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MLA Directory of Periodicals

 

Access detailed information on over 5,500 journals and series, with 4,400 currently indexed in the MLA International Bibliography. The detailed entries include editorial contact information, as well as frequency, circulation, subscription prices and submission guidelines.

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MLA International Bibliography

 

Indexes scholarly literature pertaining to literature, language, linguistics, folklore, literary theory and criticism, dramatic arts, historical aspects of printing and publishing, rhetoric and composition and the history, theory and practice of teaching language and literature. Indexes nearly 4,400 journals and series as well as books and dissertations.

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New Testament Abstracts

 

Access abstracts of articles, reviews, books and software from more than 500 journals and approximately 800 books. A valuable research tool for scholars, librarians, clergy, and students of the New Testament and its historical milieu.

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Nursing Reference Center

 

Access high quality, recent clinical evidence and knowledge on conditions and diseases, patient education, and drug and reference information from top publishers. A point-of-care reference tool, this database provides access to thousands of full text documents, covering diseases and conditions, labs and diagnostics, as well as drug and reference information. Also features best practices guidelines, continuing education modules, and patient education information, including handouts.

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Old Testament Abstracts (OTA)

 

Indexes journals, books, multi-author works, and software related to Old Testament studies. Topics covered include antiquities, archaeology, biblical theology, philology and more.

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Omnifile Full Text Select (H.W. Wilson)

 

Access this comprehensive multidisciplinary database with full text access to nearly 2,300 journals and magazines. Particularly useful for cross discipline research, serving researchers in business, the humanities, general science, education, law, and the social sciences. A Lois Hole Campus Alberta Digital Library (LHCADL) initiative

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Philosopher's Index

 

Indexes over 550 international journals, books, book chapters and book reviews on philosophy covering the areas of aesthetics, axiology, social philosophy, metaphilosophy, metaphysics as well as the philosophy of ethics, anthropology, epistemology, law, politics, religion, science, history, education, language and more.

A Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL) initiative

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Professional Development Collection

 

Indexes over 700 education journals, over 500 which are high quality, peer-reviewed journals. Also offers access to more than 200 educational reports. Particularly useful for professional educators, professional librarians, and education researchers, this database offers information from everything from children's health and development to cutting-edge pedagogical theory and practice.

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Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection *SOWK only

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Provides coverage of 500 fulltext journals, covering topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods.

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Readers' Guide Retrospective, 1890-1982

 

This database contains the most detailed account of U.S. culture and history in a single, searchable database. It contains more than 3 million articles, many of them peer-reviewed, from some 375 leading magazines

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Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature

 

Comprehensive coverage of popular and important periodicals. Providing trusted, broad information for educators, students and library patrons seeking detailed current events coverage, curriculum support or access to quality periodicals, this database delivers comprehensive indexing of the most popular and important periodicals published, dating back to 1983.

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Regional Business News

 

Provides full-text coverage for regional American business publications. Indexes 120 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. A Lois Hole Campus Alberta Digital Library (LHCADL) initiative

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Religion & Philosophy Collection

 

Covers topics such as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy, and the history of philosophy. Indexes approximately 300 full-text journals, magazines and books.

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RILM Abstracts of Music Literature

 

RILM is a comprehensive music bibliography featuring citations, abstracts, and indexes. Publications originate from 151 countries and are in 214 languages. There are currently over 550,000 records in RILM on traditional music, popular music, and classical music. Coverage of all document types begins in 1967. Coverage of Conference Proceedings goes back to 1835. A Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL) initiative

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Science Reference Center

 

A comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text, science-oriented content. Designed to meet every student researcher's needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources. Topics covered in Science Reference Center include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife. By providing a wide range of topics, Science Reference Center satisfies the demand for standards-based content by providing teachers and librarians with articles correlated to state and national curriculum standards. A TAL Alberta Library Universal Core initiative

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Social Work Abstracts *SOWK only

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Provides information on the fields of social work and human services, including theory and practice, areas of service, social issues, and social problems.

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SocINDEX with Full Text

 

This comprehensive and high quality sociology research database covers all sociology related topics such as abortion, criminology, demography, ethnic and racial studies, gender studies, marriage & family, political sociology, religion, rural & urban sociology, social development, social psychology, social structure, social work, socio-cultural anthropology, sociological history, sociological research, sociological theory, substance abuse & other addictions, violence and many others. Indexes journals, books, monographs, conference papers, and other sources. Access searchable cited references as well as over 25,000 author profiles. A Lois Hole Campus Alberta Digital Library (LHCADL) initiative

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SPORTDiscus with Full Text

 

Access this comprehensive source of full-text sports and sports medicine journals, with full text for more than 490 journals. Covers areas of sports medicine, sports physiology, biomechanics, psychology, training techniques, coaching, physical education, physical fitness, active living, recreation, history, and facilities and equipment.

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Teacher Reference Center (TRC)

 

Geared for K-12 teachers, TRC indexes more than 280 scholarly titles from teacher and educational administrator trade journals, periodicals, and books. Provides coverage on education topics such as assessment, continuing education, pedagogical research, curriculum development, instructional media, language arts, literacy standards, science, mathematics and more.

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Tests in Print (TIP)

 

Access a bibliography of all known commercially available tests currently in print in the English language. Information includes test purpose, test publisher, in-print status, price, test acronym, intended test population, administration times, publication date(s), and test author(s). It also provides a score index and guides users to critical test reviews. Also called Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print.

A Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL) initiative

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Violence & Abuse Abstracts *SOWK only

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Includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to violence and abuse, including family violence, sexual assault, emotional abuse, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.

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World Politics Review

 

World Politics Review is a daily online publication and resource for foreign policy professionals and readers with a serious interest in international politics and foreign affairs. Its original articles are written by a network of more than 400 contributors from around the world, including subject-matter experts from journalism, research organizations, academia, government and elsewhere.

This database currently has thousands of articles in its archives, and produces more than 75,000 words of original content per month.

World Politics Review covers topics of key relevance to foreign policy, international politics and foreign affairs.

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