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Popular Databases

  • Academic Search Complete (upgraded from Academic Search Premier)  Icon  Icon
    Academic Search Complete is the world's most comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. In addition, this database offers monographs, reports, and conference proceedings. It features PDF content going back as far as 1887.
  • Ebrary E-books Academic Collection  Icon
    The e-books are cross-searchable and accessible by multi-users, 24/7, from anywhere on campus (IP recognized). The growing collection currently provides access to over 88,300 e-books.
  • EBSCO E-books Academic Collection  Icon  Icon
    Over 100,000 e-books are accessible on the familiar EBSCOHost platform. They are cross-searchale and accessible by multi-users, 24/7.
  • Encyclopædia Britannica Online, Academic Edition  
      
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    Encyclopædia Britannica provide timely, relevant, and trustworthy information and instructional products used in universities throughout the world.
  • Gale Power Search  Icon  Icon
    Gale's new platform Power Search searches the popular reference collections (Gale Virtual Reference Library, Opposing Viewpoints, and In Context databases) simultaneously.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)  
      
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    GVRL provides a growing collection of over 700 volumes of reference e-books. They include titles by not only Gale and its affiliated publishers, but also CQ, Elsevier, Facts on File, Sage, Springer, University Presses, and Wiley-Blackwell. All subjects are covered.
  • Ikeda Library Catalog  Icon
    Search what you can find in the Ikeda Library. The catalog includes printed books and journals, electronic books and journals, databases, films, and audio CDs.
  • JSTOR  
      
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    It is a digital library of academic journals and preserves the content for future generations. SUA subscribes to Complete Chicago Package, Life Sciences, Arts & Sciences I, II, III, and IV Collections.
  • One Search / Summon
    It searches the library catalog and databases simultaneously, casting the net to catch everything from journal articles to books.
  • Project Muse
    MUSE is the trusted source of complete, full-text versions of scholarly journals from many of the world's leading university presses and scholarly societies, with over 120 publishers currently participating. It is a leading provider of digital humanities and social science content for the scholarly community.
  • ProQuest Research Library  Icon
    This resource provides one-stop access to more than 4,000 periodicals from one of the broadest, most inclusive general reference databases ProQuest has to offer. Search from a highly-respected, diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, and magazines covering over 150 academic disciplines.
  • Web of Science (Web of Knowledge)  Icon
    Authoritative, multidisciplinary content covers over 12,000 of the highest impact journals worldwide, including Open Access journals and over 150,000 conference proceedings. You'll find current and retrospective coverage in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities, with coverage to 1983.
  • WorldCat (FirstSearch)
    It is a cooperative database of bibliographic records contributed by libraries from all over the world. This library union catalog lets you search other libraries' collections.

Anthropology & Sociology

  • Anthropology Plus
    As a compilation of the Royal Anthropological Institute’s Anthropological Index and Harvard University's Anthropological Literature databases, Anthropology Plus is a comprehensive index covering the fields of anthropology, archaeology, and related interdisciplinary research. This database offers worldwide indexing of journals from the early 19th century to today.
  • Filmakers Library Online  
      
    This database provides award-winning documentaries with relevance across the curriculum: race and gender studies, human rights, global studies, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science, psychology, arts, and literature.
  • SocINDEX with Full Text  
      
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    This is a comprehensive and high-quality sociology research database. Its extensive scope and content provide users with a wealth of useful information encompassing the broad spectrum of sociological study.

Art & Architecture

  • Art & Architecture Complete
    This replete database provides full-text coverage of hundreds of periodicals and books as well as an immense Image Collection provided by Picture Desk and others.
  • Art Museum Image Gallery
    Drawing on collections of distinguished museums from around the world, this database offers unparalleled access to high-quality art images and related multimedia.
  • CAMIO: Catalog of Art Museum Images Online  
      
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    It is a growing online collection documenting works of art from around the world, representing the collections of prominent museums. CAMIO highlights the creative output of cultures around the world, from prehistoric to contemporary times, and covering the complete range of expressive forms.

Economics

  • ABI/INFORM Dateline
    This database includes hard-to-find regional business publications with news about local companies, analysis, employment opportunities, benefits, compensation, and corporate strategies.
  • ABI/INFORM Global
    Find out about business conditions, management techniques, business trends, management practice and theory, corporate strategy and tactics, and competitive landscape. A deep backfile of the most important business journals of the last century is also included.
  • ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry
    This database includes in-depth coverage of companies, products, executives, and trends. Compare specific trades and industries, including telecommunications, computing, transportation, construction, petrochemicals and many others.
  • Business Source Elite
    It provides full-text coverage of scholarly business, management and economics journals. This rich collection also includes publications covering topics such as accounting, banking, finance, international business, marketing, and sales.
  • EconLit  Icon
    This American Economic Association's electronic database adheres to the high-quality standards long recognized by subscribers to the Journal of Economic Literature (JEL) and is a reliable source of citations and abstracts to economic research.
  • FRED: Federal Reserve Economic Data  Icon
    FRED is an online database consisting of more than 156,000 economic data time series from 61 national, international, public, and private sources. FRED, created and maintained by Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, goes far beyond simply providing data: It combines data with a powerful mix of tools that help the user understand, interact with, display, and disseminate the data.
  • ICPSR: Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
    ICPSR provides data access and methods of analysis for a diverse and expanding social science research community. The recorded webinars and tutorials at the ICPSR YouTube Channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/icpsrweb) cover a variety of topics including finding what you want on the ICPSR site, analyzing ICPSR data online, creating setup files for SPSS, as well as debugging SAS, SPSS, and Stata code.
  • PAIS International
    This resource covers issues in the public debate discussed in a wide variety of international sources including journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference papers, and web content. The coverage is 1972 to present.
  • Regional Business News
    This robust resource provides ultimate coverage for full-text business publications, on a regional level, for the United States and Canadian provinces. Key resources include newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, trade publications, magazines and newswires, with full-text content coverage spanning over 22 years.

Education

  • Chronicle of Higher Education
    The Chronicle online is published every weekday. The Chronicle's Web site features the complete contents of the latest issue; daily news and advice columns; thousands of current job listings; an archive of previously published content; vibrant discussion forums; and career-building tools such as online CV management, salary databases, and more.
  • Education Policy and Data Center  Icon
    EPDC serves as a resource for education policy makers and the development community, providing a wealth of education data at national and subnational levels, dynamic data visualization, ready-made resources such as country education profiles, and in-depth research on issues and challenges facing education in developing countries.
  • ERIC on EBSCOHost
    This database provides access to educational literature and resources. It contains more than a million records and links to hundreds of thousands of full-text documents from ERIC back to 1966.
  • ERIC: Educational Resources Information Center  Icon
    Sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education, ERIC is an online digital library of education research and information. It provides ready access to education literature to support the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research.
  • James Nicholas Publishers  
      
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    The library subscribes to all of their 7 peer-reviewed international journals in Education.
  • Sage Premier Journal Collection  Icon  Icon
    It includes about 700 leading international peer-reviewed journals, including high-impact research titles published on behalf of over 245 scholarly and professional societies. Full-text coverage: 1999-present.
  • Symposium Journals  Icon
    The library subscribes to all of their 9 peer-reviewed international journals in Education.
  • Teacher Reference Center
    This database provides indexing and abstracts for 280 peer-reviewed journals. Assessment, Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, School Administration, and Teacher Education are some of the subjects covered.

Environmental Studies

  • AccessScience  Icon
    Authoritative and comprehensive gateway to scientific knowledge, from basic introductory material to extended article entries in key scientific areas including biology, Earth and environmental sciences, chemistry, and physics. This is an online version of McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology.
  • Energy Information Administration: Independent Statistics & Analysis  Icon
    The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) collects, analyzes, and disseminates independent and impartial energy information to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment.
  • GreenFILE: Covering all aspects of human impact to the environment
    This comprehensive resource draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling and more.
  • Nature: International Weekly Journal of Science  
      
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    Nature is the world's most highly cited interdisciplinary science journal, according to the 2012 Journal Citation Reports Science Edition (Thomson Reuters, 2012). Its Impact Factor is 38.597. Full-text content on the publisher's site is accessible from January, 2008 to present. The backfiles from 1990 are available in the catalog record: http://library.soka.edu:80/record=b1454921~S0
  • Nature Climate Change  
      
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    Nature Climate Change publishes original research across the physical and social sciences and strives to synthesize interdisciplinary research. According to the 2012 Journal Citation Reports Science Edition (Thomson Reuters, 2012). Its Impact Factor is 14.472. Full-text content on the publisher's site is accessible from January, 2010 to present.
  • Science by AAAS  Icon
    Science is the world's leading journal of original scientific research, global news, and commentary. The 2012 impact factor is 31.03 and five-year impact factor is 33.59. The full-text coverage: 1997-present.
  • ScienceDirect  Icon
    Elsevier's ScienceDirect is a leading full-text scientific database offering journal articles from more than 2,500 peer-reviewed journals. Ikeda library offers all three collections: Health & Life Sciences, Social & Behavioural Sciences, and Physical Sciences. Full-text coverage from 1995 to present.

History

  • America's Historical Newspapers
    Searchable early American Newspapers (1690-1900)
  • America: History & Life with Full Text  Icon
    This resource provides concrete literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present.
  • Calisphere: a World of Primary Resources  
      
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    Calisphere is the University of California's gateway to a world of primary sources. More than 200,000 digitized items — including photographs, documents, newspaper pages, political cartoons, works of art, diaries, transcribed oral histories, advertising, and other unique cultural artifacts — reveal the diverse history and culture of California and its role in national and world history.
  • Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans
    Searchable monographs, pamphlets, broadsides, government documents and ephemera enable researchers to explore America's distant and not so distant past. It covers 1639-1800.
  • Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker
    Searchable monographs, pamphlets, broadsides, government documents and ephemera enable researchers to explore America's distant and not so distant past. It covers 1801-1819.
  • Historical Abstracts with Full Text  
      
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    It covers the history of the world, excluding North America, focusing on the 15th century forward. This database is unmatched in its scope and breadth of historical and related social science literature.
  • In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience  Icon
    Presented by the New York Public Library, this database provides more than 16,500 pages of texts, 8,300 illustrations, and more than 60 maps.
  • U.S. History in Context  Icon
    Find information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History. The database merges Gale's authoritative reference content with full-text periodical articles, primary source documents, media files, and links to vetted websites.
  • World Scholar: Latin America and the Caribbean
    It provides access to reference, periodicals, multimedia, reports, studies, and statistical data. An archive of digitized primary documents focus on the history of Latin America and the Caribbean back to the early 1800s through the contemporary period sourced from collections in the U.S. and abroad.
  • National Archive's Online Public Access  Icon
    Search the online catalog and other National Archives resources at once for information about their records.

International Studies

  • ABI/INFORM Global
    Find out about business conditions, management techniques, business trends, management practice and theory, corporate strategy and tactics, and competitive landscape. A deep backfile of the most important business journals of the last century is also included.
  • American Society of International Law Research Tools  Icon
    ASIL's electronic research tools provide access to international law resources from primary source documents to asil publications. In addition, our Electronic Resource Guide is available to you in conducting your own online research.
  • CQ Global Researcher: Exploring International Perspectives  
      
    By exposing readers to a wide range of viewpoints, this database provides a comprehensive snapshot of today's most pressing issues. The readable, single-topic reports on vital world issues are written by seasoned journalists with years of international experience.
  • Historical Abstracts with Full Text  
      
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    It covers the history of the world, excluding North America, focusing on the 15th century forward. This database is unmatched in its scope and breadth of historical and related social science literature.
  • Military & Government Collection
    Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, 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 and indexing and abstracts for more than 400 titles.
  • PAIS International
    This resource covers issues in the public debate discussed in a wide variety of international sources including journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference papers, and web content. The coverage is 1972 to present.
  • Political Science Complete  
      
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    This resource provides a worldwide focus, reflecting the globalization of contemporary political discourse. Subject include comparative politics, humanitarian issues, international relations, law and legislation, non-governmental organizations and political theory.
  • World Factbook  Icon
    The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.
  • World Report 2013 by HRW  Icon
    The World Report is Human Rights Watch’s twenty-third annual review of human rights practices around the globe. It summarizes key human rights issues in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide, drawing on events from the end of 2011 through November 2012.
  • World Scholar: Latin America and the Caribbean
    It provides access to reference, periodicals, multimedia, reports, studies, and statistical data. An archive of digitized primary documents focus on the history of Latin America and the Caribbean back to the early 1800s through the contemporary period sourced from collections in the U.S. and abroad.
  • Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, 13th ed.
    Presents easy-to-understand information on 194 countries and dependencies from around the world. Entries discuss a variety of topics in detail, from banking and securities to climate, from government data to demographic statistics. Also includes biographical essays on national leaders.

Language & Linguistics

  • Cambridge Dictionaries Online  Icon
    Cambridge free English dictionary and thesauraus
  • Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts  
      
    This database abstracts and indexes the international literature in linguistics and related disciplines in the language sciences. The database covers all aspects of the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics.
  • Merriam-Webster Dictionaries
    Merriam-Webster's English language dictionary and thesaurus contain 225,000 entries. These authoritative dictionaries are part of Encyclopedia Britannica.
  • Oxford English Dictionary  
      
    OED, the definitive record of the English language, is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words— past and present—from across the English-speaking world.
  • Oxford Language Dictionaries Online  Icon
    The innovative portal offers essential language resources never before available online: fully searchable, completely comprehensive bilingual dictionaries (Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish), and unique study materials that provide extra help with learning and using an expanding range of languages.
  • Oxford Language Web
    The web's center is an English word of your choice. You type in a word and find the word in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Thai.

Literature

  • Artemis Literary Sources  Icon
    This is a groundbreaking research platform that integrates formerly disparate digital collections to enable innovative research. It includes resources from Gale's Literature Resource Center, Literature Criticisms Online, LitFinder, and literature reference ebooks from our GVRL collection.
  • MLA Dictionary of Periodicals  
      
    The MLA Directory of Periodicals contains detailed information on over 6,000 journals and book series. This information has been gathered by the MLA bibliographers and the editors represented in the listings.

Music

  • Classical Music Library
    Classical Music Library is the world's largest multi-label database of Classical music recordings for listening and learning in libraries. It is part of Music Online.
  • Contemporary World Music
    Contemporary World Music delivers the sounds of all regions from every continent. The database will contain important genres such as 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, and more. It is part of Music Online.
  • Jazz Music Library
    Jazz Music Library is the largest collection of streaming jazz available online. It is part of Music Online.
  • Music Online
    It is a comprehensive online music resource that cross-searches all of the available collections: American Song, Classical Music Library, Contemporary World Music, Jazz Music Library, and Smithonian Global Sound Collections.
  • Oxford Grove Music Online  
      
    Formerly known as Grove Music Online, Oxford Music Online is the gateway offering users the ability to access and cross-search multiple music reference resources in one location.

News

  • Chronicle of Higher Education
    The Chronicle online is published every weekday. The Chronicle's Web site features the complete contents of the latest issue; daily news and advice columns; thousands of current job listings; an archive of previously published content; vibrant discussion forums; and career-building tools such as online CV management, salary databases, and more.
  • CQ Researcher Plus Archive  
      
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    The reports in this database are written by experienced journalists, footnoted and professionally fact-checked. Full-length articles include an overview, historical background, chronology, pro/con feature, plus resources for additional research.
  • LexisNexis Academic
    This resource contains full text articles of newspapers, legal resources, and company information. It covers both domestic and international.
  • National Newspapers Core  
      
    This database’s detailed indexing helps users quickly find the news information they need. Each issue of each newspaper is indexed thoroughly, so researchers have access to not only top news stories but also the information contained on the various sections of the papers.
  • Newspaper Source  
      
    This database provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 national and international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for more than 330 regional (U.S.) newspapers.
  • Newswires
    EBSCO's Newswires provides near real-time access to top world-wide news from Associated Press, United Press International, PR Newswire, Xinhua, CNN Wire, and Business Wire on a continuous basis.
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context
    It offers contextual information and opinions on today's hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven series, the new solution features continuously updated viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text periodical articles, primary source documents, statistics, media files, and links to vetted websites.
  • Regional Business News
    This robust resource provides ultimate coverage for full-text business publications, on a regional level, for the United States and Canadian provinces. Key resources include newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, trade publications, magazines and newswires, with full-text content coverage spanning over 22 years.
  • UN Wire: News from the United Nations  Icon
    Sign up for UN Wire email newsletter. It delivers a daily snapshot of the myriad news stories that touch on the work of the UN, including diplomacy, humanitarian relief, addressing climate change and fighting disease and poverty.

Philosophy & Religion

  • Philosopher's Index
    Produced by the Philosopher’s Information Center, this current and comprehensive bibliographic database covers scholarly research in all major fields of philosophy. This resource features author-written abstracts covering scholarly research published in journals and books, including contributions to anthologies and book reviews.
  • ProQuest Religion  
      
    This database provides a wide range of primarily full-text, international periodicals for diverse religious and spiritual studies, covering formal theological studies of major religions, as well as the most recent trends and scholarly thought.

Political Science

  • CQ Global Researcher: Exploring International Perspectives  
      
    By exposing readers to a wide range of viewpoints, this database provides a comprehensive snapshot of today's most pressing issues. The readable, single-topic reports on vital world issues are written by seasoned journalists with years of international experience.
  • CQ Researcher Plus Archive  
      
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    The reports in this database are written by experienced journalists, footnoted and professionally fact-checked. Full-length articles include an overview, historical background, chronology, pro/con feature, plus resources for additional research.
  • PAIS International
    This resource covers issues in the public debate discussed in a wide variety of international sources including journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference papers, and web content. The coverage is 1972 to present.
  • Political Science Complete  
      
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    This resource provides a worldwide focus, reflecting the globalization of contemporary political discourse. Subject include comparative politics, humanitarian issues, international relations, law and legislation, non-governmental organizations and political theory.

Psychology & Health

  • AHFS Consumer Medication Information
    Published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, AHFS includes more than a thousand drug information monographs written in lay language for consumers and has been a Top Ten Award Winner in the Department of Health and Human Services National Consumer Education Materials Contest. This content is updated monthly.
  • Alternative HealthWatch
    This database focuses on the many perspectives of holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It includes full-text articles for more than 200 international, and often peer-reviewed, journals and reports.
  • Health Source: Consumer Edition  
      
    This rich collection of consumer health information provides access to over 80 full text consumer health magazines, including American Fitness, Better Nutrition, Harvard Health Letter, Men's Health, Muscle & Fitness, Prevention, Vegetarian Times and many others.
  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
    This resource provides over 500 scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong.
  • Medline (EBSCO platform)
    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.
  • Medline (Web of Knowledge platform)  
      
    It is the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) premier life sciences database. Explore biomedicine, bioengineering, public health, clinical care, and plant and animal science. It contains backfiles to 1950.
  • Medline Plus Health Information  Icon
    Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information.
  • PILOTS: Published International Literature On Traumatic Stress
    This bibliographic database is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Its provides citations and abstracts to the international literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health sequelae of traumatic events.
  • PsycARTICLES  Icon
    This full-text psychology database contains articles from highly-cited and landmark journals published by the American Psychological Association (APA) and allied organizations including the Canadian Psychological Association and the Hogrefe Publishing.
  • PsycINFO  
      
    Unmatched depth and breadth of coverage in Behavioral Science and Mental Health from the American Psychological Association (APA), this database provides abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books and dissertations.
  • PubMed  Icon
    PubMed comprises more than 22 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

Statistics

  • Data & Research by the World Bank  Icon
    The World Bank Group has two ambitious goals: End extreme poverty within a generation and boost shared prosperity.
  • Data & Statistics by IMF  
      
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    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 188 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world.
  • Data & Statistics by WHO  Icon
    World Health Organization (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It provides leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.
  • Data Access Tools by U.S. Census Bureau  Icon
    It provides the data about the nation's people and economy.
  • Data-Planet Statistical Datasets  
      
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    It provides easy access to an extensive repository of standardized and structured statistical data. The data are presented in charts, maps, graphs, and table form, via multiple points of entry.
  • Data.gov: Empowering People  Icon
    Data.gov is an official web site of the United States government and provides machine readable datasets generated by the Executive Branch of the Federal Government.
  • Energy Information Administration: Independent Statistics & Analysis  Icon
    The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) collects, analyzes, and disseminates independent and impartial energy information to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment.
  • ICPSR: Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
    ICPSR provides data access and methods of analysis for a diverse and expanding social science research community. The recorded webinars and tutorials at the ICPSR YouTube Channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/icpsrweb) cover a variety of topics including finding what you want on the ICPSR site, analyzing ICPSR data online, creating setup files for SPSS, as well as debugging SAS, SPSS, and Stata code.
  • ProQuest Statistical Insight  Icon
    Content: Statistical datasets from government and private sector sources; International statistical publications from the UN, EU, OECD, etc.; statistical publications of US Federal, US State government, business, and research institute; and Tables selected from US government and business reports
  • RAND State Statistics  Icon
    RAND California contains more than 170 databases in these categories: Business & Economics, Community, Education, Energy & Environment, Government Finance, Health & Socioeconomic, Population & Demographics. Much of the data are available at the national, state, county, and city levels.
  • Statistics & Databases by ADB  Icon
    Research resources put together by Asian Development Bank. "ADB: Fighting Poverty in Asia and Pacific" aims for an Asia and Pacific free from poverty.
  • Statistics by FAO of the UN  Icon
    Food and Agriculture Organization develops methods and standards for food and agriculture statistics, provides technical assistance services, and disseminates data for global monitoring.
  • Statistics by OECD  Icon
    The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) provides a forum in which governments can work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems. Their mission is to improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.
  • UNESCO Institute for Statistics  Icon
    The primary source for cross-nationally comparable statistics on education, science and technology, culture, and communication for more than 200 countries and territories.
  • United Nations Statistical Database  Icon
    It brings UN statistical databases within each reach of users through a single entry point. A variety of statistical resources can be searched and downloaded.

Encyclopedias & Dictionaries

  • AccessScience  Icon
    Authoritative and comprehensive gateway to scientific knowledge, from basic introductory material to extended article entries in key scientific areas including biology, Earth and environmental sciences, chemistry, and physics. This is an online version of McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology.
  • Encyclopædia Britannica Online, Academic Edition  
      
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    Encyclopædia Britannica provide timely, relevant, and trustworthy information and instructional products used in universities throughout the world.
  • Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
    This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.
  • Gale Power Search  Icon  Icon
    Gale's new platform Power Search searches the popular reference collections (Gale Virtual Reference Library, Opposing Viewpoints, and In Context databases) simultaneously.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)  
      
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    GVRL provides a growing collection of over 700 volumes of reference e-books. They include titles by not only Gale and its affiliated publishers, but also CQ, Elsevier, Facts on File, Sage, Springer, University Presses, and Wiley-Blackwell. All subjects are covered.
  • Oxford English Dictionary  
      
    OED, the definitive record of the English language, is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words— past and present—from across the English-speaking world.
  • Oxford Language Dictionaries Online  Icon
    The innovative portal offers essential language resources never before available online: fully searchable, completely comprehensive bilingual dictionaries (Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish), and unique study materials that provide extra help with learning and using an expanding range of languages.
  • Oxford Language Web
    The web's center is an English word of your choice. You type in a word and find the word in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Thai.
  • Oxford Reference  
      
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    The library subscribes to 22 multi-volume Oxford encyclopedias. Click the "i" icon for the title list.
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