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Brief Descriptions of Databases

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A-Z Maps -- Includes outline, current event, political, and scientific maps plus educational and teaching tools.

ABC-CLIO Ebooks -- E-book collection with historical information covering a broad spectrum of subjects including American and world history, cultural, folklore, military history, and social issues. 

Academic Search Complete -- Indexes and abstracts for  9,300+ journals and a total of 10,900 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. Full-text coverage includes archaeology, biology, chemistry, ethnic & multicultural studies, general science, geography, geology, law, mathematics and other fields.

Access World News -- News video plus current and archived articles from state, national, and international newspapers including The Dallas Morning News and The Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

AccessUN --Current and retrospective United Nations documents and publications.

ACM digital library (Association for Computing Machinery) -- Full text articles published by ACM and bibliographic citations from major publishers in computing.

ACSESS Digital Library -- Full text articles from journals published by the Alliance of Crop, Soil and Environmental Science Societies. Includes Agronomy Journal, Crop Science, Journal of Environmental Quality, Journal of Plant Registrations and Soil Science Society of America Journal.

African American Archives -- Original documents relating to African American History. Includes documents dating from the 1670s-1940s, and originating from North America and the Caribbean.

African American Music Reference -- Reference materials covering African American musical expression from Colonial times to the present. Includes critical works, sheet music, photographs, biographies, discographies, and other types of material.

AGRICOLA (direct or via Ebsco or ProQuest) -- Citations and some abstracts to agriculture literature. Materials cover many aspects of agriculture including animal and veterinary sciences, entomology, plant sciences, forestry, aquaculture and fisheries, and farming and farming systems, among others. Many AGRICOLA records are linked to online full-text documents.

Agriculture Journals  -- Approximately 280 of the leading North American agricultural journals.   Topics include animal and veterinary sciences, plant sciences, forestry, aquaculture, farming, agricultural economics, food and human nutrition.

Alt HealthWatch -- Articles (many of which are peer-reviewed), book chapters and reviews, case studies, product reviews, recipes, reports, and more. Focuses on complementary, holistic, and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.

America: History and Life -- The history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. Includes citations, links to book and media reviews, and English abstracts of articles published in 40+ languages.

American Chemical Society Publications -- Titles from the American Chemical Society since 1995.

American Indian Histories and Cultures -- Primary source documents from the first contact with European settlers to the mid-twentieth century.

American Society for Microbiology -- Critical reviews written by scientists published each year for 29 focused disciplines.

American Song -- Collection of streaming audio files of American roots music and pre-1960 American popular music. Includes over 400 genres, including country, folk, bluegrass, Western, old time, American Indian, blues, jazz, gospel, spirituals, and shape note singing. 

American State Papers -- U.S. congressional materials from 1789 - 1838 that were not published until the second and third quarters of the 19th century. Covers historical events as Lewis and Clark's Expedition as communicated to Congress on Feb. 16, 1806, Burr's conspiracy and arrest, and the Treaty of the Creek Indians made by Andrew Jackson on Aug. 9, 1814.

American West -- Documents, essays and maps relating to the history of the American West.

America's Historical Imprints: Series I, Evans or Series II, Shaw -- Aspects of life in 17th- and 18th-century America, from agriculture and auctions to the Revolutionary War, temperance, and witchcraft. Upon completion, Evans Digital will consist of 36,000+ works and 2,4000,000 images. Series II provides full-text access to the 36,000 American books, pamphlets and broadsides published in the first nineteen years of the nineteenth century.

America's News magazines -- Coverage and analysis of current events in a range of categories including: news, business, entertainment, lifestyle, science and technology, and sports.

Annual Reviews -- Critical reviews written by scientists published for 29 focused disciplines within the biomedical, physical, and social sciences.

AP (Associated Press) Stylebook -- Style guidelines for journalists; covers punctuation, media law, and much more.

APA Style CENTRAL -- (Chrome or Firefox recommended) Includes citation guidelines, sample papers and figures, and interactive tools to help with APA style writing and documentation.

Archive of Americana -- Primary sources and archives: books, pamphlets, broadsides, newspapers, government documents and ephemera printed in America.  Includes "Early American Imprints: Series 1 1639-1800" (Evans), "Early American Imprints: Series 2 1801-1819" (Shaw-Shoemaker), "Early American Newspapers 1690-1876", "American State Papers 1789-1838", and the "US Congressional Serials Set 1817-1980".

Art Source  -- Includes full text journal articles and books on a broad range of art and architecture topics.

Artemis Literary Sources -- Brings Gale literature databases together in one interface. Includes content from Literature Criticism Online, Literature Resource Center, Scribner's Writers Series, and Twayne's Author Series. Also contains tools to analyze and visualize search results and a "Term Finder" tool that lets you see how frequently a word or term was used over time.

Arts & Humanities Citation Index -- Research articles, reviews, editorials, chronologies, abstracts, scripts, etc. covering archeology, architecture, dance, literature, religion and much more.

ArticleFirst -- Citations to articles in 12,000+ sources covering business, science, humanities, social science, medicine, technology, and popular culture.

ASTM Compass -- Access to standards, journals, proceedings and technical documents from ASTM.


Bibliography of Native North Americans -- Native North American culture, history, and life. Content range: sixteenth century to present.  Topics: archaeology, multicultural relations, gaming, governance, legend, and literacy.

Biography and Genealogy Master Index -- Indexes current, readily available reference sources, as well as the most important retrospective works that cover individuals, both living and deceased, from every field of activity and from all areas of the world.

Biography Index Retrospective: 1946-1983 -- Biographies on actors, artists, business people, educators, military leaders, politicians, religious leaders, scientists, sports figures, statesmen, teachers, writers and more. Also includes letters, diaries, obituaries, juvenilia and more.

BioOne -- Full-text articles from high-impact bioscience research journals.  Access resources in interrelated journals focused on the biological, ecological and environmental sciences.

BIR Entertainment -- Information on about 450,000 music titles and 200,000+ video titles with more added regularly. Find music or videos featuring a favorite artist, performer, or specific genre.

Birds of North America Online -- Comprehensive life histories for each of the 716+ species of birds breeding in the USA and Canada.

Books in Print -- Bibliographic information on books, e-books, audio books and video titles published globally.  Readers' advisory services include Non-Fiction Connection and Fiction Connection, BIP Alert service, a directory of publishers and distributors, and award and bestseller lists.

Book Index with Reviews -- Book reviews covering all genres with a wide range of formats,  including large print, books on tape, etc. Sources: Library Journal, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, CHOICE, and others.

Book Review Digest Plus -- Book reviews for 270,000+ books (both scholarly and popular) on a wide range of topics and from a variety of publications.

Britannica Online Academic Edition -- Online encyclopedia that is updated daily. It features articles on a wide variety of topics from the Encyclopaedia Britannica, access to Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, and various periodicals, including the New York Times.

Business Abstracts with Full Text -- Includes full-text from business magazines and scholarly journals. 

Business Insights: Essentials -- Company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals. Search this database to find detailed company and industry news and information.

Business Source Complete with the New Business Searching Interface -- Indexing and abstracts dating back as far as 1866. Disciplines include marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. Non-journal content: financial data, books, monographs, reference works, book digests, conference proceedings, case studies, investment research, market research, country and industry reports,  company profiles, SWOT analyses and more.


CAB Abstracts (current and archive) -- Abstracts of English & non-English journal articles, conference papers, and reports from independent and learned publishers in life sciences, including  agriculture, environment, veterinary science, applied economics, food and nutrition, and many more. Current content (1973-Present) has a limited number of simultaneous users, while the archive content (pre-1973) has an unlimited number of users.

Cabells Publishing Directory -- Match manuscripts to appropriate academic journals for submission of publication. Directories are available for accounting, economics and finance, management and marketing.

Cambridge Journals -- Online journals on a wide variety of topics.

CCH Tax and Accounting IntelliConnect -- Tax and accounting information from CCH.

Cell Press -- Articles in general biology, cancer research, cell and developmental biology, experimental and structural biology, immunology, molecular biology, neuroscience, etc. Links to symposia, career and employment information, news releases, and trend reports.

Checkpoint Tax and Accounting -- Primary tax documents and secondary analysis for federal, state, and local taxation, estate planning, pensions and benefits, international taxation, and payroll taxation.

Chicago Manual of Style -- Online version of the citation and style guide from the University of Chicago Press.

Chronicle of Higher Education -- News, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators.

CINAHL Complete (Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health) -- Full-text nursing & allied health journals, as well as health care books, nursing dissertations, conference proceedings, standards of practice, educational software, and audiovisuals covering nursing, biomedicine, health science librarianship, alternative medicine, and consumer heath.

Civil War Primary Source  -- Diaries, correspondence, military papers, first-hand accounts, illustrations, engineering journals, and other primary source documents from the American Civil War.

ClasePeriodica -- Index of articles (book reviews, conferences, interviews, research studies, etc.) published in Latin American journals about agriculture, arts, economics, education, engineering, foreign affairs, humanities, Pan-American issues, sciences, social sciences, and technology. Multilingual entries: Spanish, Portuguese, French, and English.

Classical Music Library -- Search for information about  classical music by: Composer, Artist, Conductor, Ensemble, Instrument, Genre, Period, Label, Recording Date, Chamber, Instrumental, Orchestral, Opera + Operetta, Sacred, Stage + Screen, and Vocal + Choral.

Classical Music Reference Library -- Reference material relating to all eras of Western classical music from the medieval to the 21st century. Includes the Baker's series of musical reference texts: Baker's Dictionary of Music, Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, and Baker's Student Encyclopedia of Music.

Classical Performance in Video -- Database of streaming videos that include performances, master classes in performing and conducting, and documentaries. Videos are equipped with multimedia tools to aid in their study and some scores are available.

Classical Scores Library: Volumes I, II, and II -- Large database of printable scores of classical works, from the medieval to contemporary time periods. Includes vocal, piano, study and full scores.

Cochrane Library -- Systematic review abstracts, technology assessments, economic evaluations and individual clinical trials.

Commerce Business Daily -- Full-text notices of proposed government procurement actions, contract awards, sales of government property, and other procurement information.

Communication & Mass Media Complete -- Includes full-text, indexing and abstracting, and author profiles for journals and publications related to communication and mass media.

Computer Source -- Latest information and current trends in high technology. This database offers full text for nearly 300 publications, covering topics such as computer science, programming, artificial intelligence, cybernetics, information systems, robotics, and software.

Computers and Applied Science Complete -- Contains abstracts and citations for articles in 485+ scientific & technical publications. Topics include  acoustics, aeronautics, artificial intelligence, chemistry, computers, engineering, geology, plastics, textiles, and waste management.

Consumer Health Complete -- Provides access to 700+ full text journals to support patients' information needs. Includes complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health and wellness. 

Contemporary World Music -- Over 250,000 streaming music tracks, including reggae, worldbeat, neo-traditional, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing, and jazz, along with more traditional genres.

Counseling and Therapy in Video -- Provides training videos, reenactments and footage of actual therapy sessions conducted by professional therapists from around the world.

CQ Researcher -- Research reports, data and analysis on current issues including health, social issues, criminal justice, international affairs, education, environmental science, technology and economics.

Credo Reference -- Online reference collection with full-text content from hundreds of reference books covering a broad range of subjects, including art and music, business, geography, history, literature and language, medicine, religion, and science.

Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text -- Criminology, criminal justice, criminal law and procedure, corrections and prisons, police and policing, criminal investigation, forensic sciences and investigation, history of crime, substance abuse and addiction, probation and parole


Dallas Morning News: Current or Historical -- A unique historical digital image collection with keyword and date searching. Coverage from 1885-1977 documents major events in Texas, the U.S, and the world, with valuable primary source information. Classifieds and display advertising, photos, and graphics are also included.

Dance in Video: Volumes I and II -- Hundreds of hours of streaming video content. Includes recordings of performances, instructional videos, interviews and documentaries.

Directory of Open Access Journals -- Open access (free) scientific and scholarly journals.

Discovery@Tarleton -- Search most library databases, as well as the library catalog in one place.

Dissertations & Theses: Full Text -- Information about, and access to, doctoral dissertations and master's theses.


E-book Collection -- Full-text scholarly, reference, and professional e-Books (electronic books) from leading university, academic, and professional publishers.

EconLit -- International economic journals with citations and full-text entries for economic literature.  Includes journal articles, essays, research papers, books, dissertations, book reviews, and working papers. Subject coverage includes economic and monetary theory, economic history, fiscal theory, public finance, welfare programs, international economics, banking, economic forecasting, labor economics, employment, and much more.

Economist Intelligence Unit -- Economic analysis by country (200+ markets), industry (6 key sectors) and management ( with the latest strategies and best practices).

Education Source -- Full-text education journals covering scholarly research and information in all areas of education. 

Education Week -- Magazine with news and articles on education related topics.

Educational Administration Abstracts -- Indexing and abstracts for publications related to Educational Administration and Educational Leadership.

18th Century Collections Online -- Digital images of every page of 150,000 books published during the 18th Century. Search approximately 33 million full-text pages in the fields of history, literature, religion, law, fine arts, and science.

EJS - Ebsco Journal Service -- EJS puts all the e-journals made available to you by your library in a single place on the Web.

Electronic Collections Online -- Full-text articles with bibliographic information for articles in many disciplines: agriculture, library science, anthropology, literature, business, medicine, economics, philosophy, education, political science, geography, religions, history, science, language, social sciences, law, and technology.

Emerald Insight -- Full-text journals on Business, Health Sciences and Social Sciences topics.

Engineering Source -- Includes full-text and indexing for journals, books, and trade publications for issues related to all types of engineering. Also contains energy-related materials.

Environment Complete -- Coverage in agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more. Contains 1,957,000+ records from 1,700+ domestic and international titles going back to the 1940s.

ERIC via EBSCO or OCLC -- Provides full-text for 500+ journals indexed in ERIC and 2,200+ digests from RIE, along with references for additional information, citations, and abstracts from over 1,000 educational and education related journals.

ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) -- Many Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) documents online in a searchable format. This database supplements the microfiche collection held by Tarleton libraries.

Essay and General Literature Index  -- Collects records for essays published in collections and anthologies, as well as records for essay collections and miscellaneous works.

Essential Science Indicators -- Compiles data on influential papers, journals and researchers in a given field. Also identifies emerging research areas.

European Views of the Americas 1493-1750 - Created from “European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed In Europe Relating to The Americas, 1493-1750,” the authoritative bibliography. Has 32,000+ entries. Excellent guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750.


Family Studies Abstracts -- Indexing and abstracts for publications relating to family studies, including family and marriage counseling. 

Federal Digital System -- provides free online access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.

Films on Demand -- High-quality video and multimedia documentaries.

FirstSearch Core -- A collection of databases, including:  ArticleFirst, ClasePeriodica, Ebooks, ECO (Electronic Collections Online), ERIC, GPO Monthly Catalog,  MEDLINE, PapersFirst, Proceedings, SocAbs, World Almanac, and WorldCat.

FirstSearch Ebook Search -- Electronic books available through libraries worldwide.

Fuente Academica -- Scholarly journals from renowned Latin American and Spanish publishers. Full text content in many academic areas including business & economics, medical sciences, political science, law, computer science, library & information sciences, literature, linguistics, history, philosophy and theology.

Funk and Wagnall's New Encyclopedia -- A student, home, and general reference encyclopedia containing over 25,000 articles targeted to elementary, middle, and high school students.


Gale Literary Index -- Serves as a master index to the many reference works published by Gale Research.

Gale Virtual Reference Library -- Premier reference e-books; search a single text or across an entire collection.

Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online -- Contains articles and audio files relating to world music.

GeoRef -- Access to the geoscience literature of the world. Contains references to journal articles, books, maps, conference papers, reports, and theses. Coverage includes crystallography, hydrogeology, economic geology, hydrology, environmental geology, marine geology, engineering geology, mineralogy, geochemistry, oceanography, geophysics, and paleontology.

Global Road Warrior -- Business travel, telecommunications and business culture reference. Covers 175 countries. Includes key information on: the people, economy, work week, holidays, money, foreign exchange, visas, climate, passports, immunization, entry and departure, emergencies, internal travel information, and country maps.

GPO - Federal Digital System -- Free e-access to a wealth of important information products produced by the federal government.

GPO - U.S. Government Publications -- Covers all types of U.S. Government documents including Congressional reports, hearings, debates, and records; judiciary materials; and documents issued by executive departments (Defense, State, Labor, Office of the President, etc.)

Grassburr Yearbook Archive -- An online archive of Tarleton's yearbook, The Grassburr, from 1916 to the present. Includes images and articles.

GreenFILE -- Scholarly and general interest titles, government documents and reports on how humans affect the environment. Contains nearly 300,000 records, full text for selected titles and searchable cited references for 200+ titles.


Handbook of Texas Online -- A multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture.  23,000+ articles on people, places, events, historical themes, institutions, and other categories.

Health Reference Center Academic -- Articles on: fitness, pregnancy, medicine, nutrition, diseases, public health, occupational health and safety, alcohol and drug abuse, HMOs, prescription drugs, etc.

HealthSource: Consumer or Nursing/Academic -- Use the consumer health database to find a remedy for sunburn, discover healthy nutritional guidelines, or search for the latest treatments for cancer.  Health topics include the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.  Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition provides over 520 scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines, with abstracts and indexing 560+ journals.

Heritage Quest -- A unique, growing collection of research materials for tracing family history and American culture. Includes original page images for the U.S. Federal Census, 1790-1930, Newspaper Obituaries from over 150 newspapers across the nation, Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files, and Freedman's Bank Records.

HighWire Press -- Peer-reviewed journals and other scholarly content across all disciplines.

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center  -- Detailed instructions and creative ideas for for many different hobbies and crafts. Includes full text from many leading craft and hobby magazines, and how-to videos.

Home Improvement Reference Center  -- Provides step-by-step instructions for many home repair/ improvement projects. Includes full text content from leading home improvement magazines and videos of home repair projects. 

Homeland Security Digital Library -- Collection of security policy and strategy related documents.

Humanities Full-Text -- Provides full text, indexing and abstract records for noted scholarly sources in all fields of the humanities, including art, classical studies, dance, film, journalism, philosophy, religion, and many more.


IEEE Xplore -- transactions, journals, magazines, conference proceedings and IEEE standards covering electrical engineering, communications, and computer science.

In the First Person -- index to English language personal narratives.  Includes letters, diaries, memoirs, autobiographies, and oral histories from hundreds of published volumes. Excellent starting point for historians, sociologists, genealogists, linguists, and psychologists.

Information Science & Technology Abstracts -- Covers classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management, search engines, printed and electronic information sources, the information industry, scholarly communication, electronic publishing, and more.

Ingenta Connect -- Access to journal article citations, summaries, document delivery, and selected full-text of over 25,000 journal titles in all subject areas.  Former UnCover users can log in and place orders using their previous UnCover profile ID.

Institute of Physics Science (IOP)-- Online access to all journals published by the Institute of Physics covering both pure and applied physics.

International Index to Music Periodicals --All aspects of the world of music  from the scholarly to popular trends. 


Jazz Music Library -- Streaming Jazz audio files from 1920 to the present. 

J-TAC Newspaper Archives --Tarleton State University Student Newspaper.  Hosted on the Portal to Texas History at the University of North Texas. The archive covers 1919-2007.

Job & Career Accelerator --  Resume Builder is packed with 120+ model resumes, 750 action words, and nearly 25,000 keywords by specific job classification.  Occupation Profiles allow job seekers to explore and compare occupations in detail including up to date wage and salary data, expected growth, key responsibilities, and education requirements.  Over 5 million up-to-date job and internship opportunities, aggregated from leading job boards, classified ads, and other websites.

Journal Citation Reports (JCR) -- Performance metrics for the world’s leading journals. Delivers quantifiable statistical information based on citation data. Includes the Journal Impact Factor and Eigenfactor.

JSTOR -- The scholarly journal archive covers Anthropology, Ecology & Botany, Business, Economics, Finance, General Science, History, Literature and Languages, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Population Studies, Sociology, and Statistics.


LearningExpress Library -- Practice tests and interactive skill building tutorials. Prepare for professional certification, licensing, and aptitude tests in civil service, law enforcement, firefighting, EMS, military, real estate,and healthcare. Prepare for  college and graduate school admissions tests including the SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, and MCAT. Includes GED exam prep. User must register for an account to access LearningExpress resources.

Legal Collection --Respected, scholarly peer-reviewed publications: law journals, documents, and case studies on current issues, studies,and trends. Full text for nearly 250 of the world's best law journals. Topics include criminal justice, international law, federal law, organized crime, medical, labor & human resource law, ethics, the environment and much more.

LegalForms -- Resource for legal documents, including for state laws. Also includes information about how to use forms, including Q&A from attorneys.

Legal Information Reference Center -- Includes full text for legal reference books, forms for general legal matters and other legal publications. Includes Texas specific forms.

Lexis-Nexis Academic -- Authoritative legal, news, public records and business information. Includes tax and regulatory publications.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) -- Indexes 600+ periodicals, plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage (which extends back to the mid-1960s) includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.

Linguistics and Language behavior Abstracts -- Covers all aspects of the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Complete coverage is also given to various fields of linguistics including descriptive, historical, comparative, theoretical and geographical linguistics.

Literary Reference Center -- An expansive full text collection of author biographies, plot summaries & work overviews. Includes full-text essays from leading publishers, literary reference books, full text for literary magazines & journals, book reviews from the most prestigious publications, poems from hundreds of sources, short stories, classic texts, author interviews, and more.

Literature Criticism Online -- Centuries of analysis on literature, history, and culture  (including scholarly and popular commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books and periodicals) matching the exact look and feel of the print originals.

Literature Resource Center -- Biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of 120,000+ authors from every age and literary discipline. Scribner Writer's Series includes  essays on 1,600+ authors and literary genres.. Twayne World, US, and English Authors each contain the full-text of 200 frequently used Twayne Literary Masters, for a total of 600 full-text titles.


Mango Languages -- Includes 49 courses, 15 of which are English as a Second Language (ESL) courses.  Provides conversation skills and an understanding of the new language and culture.  Users must register for an account if they wish to track their progress.

MAS Ultra - School Edition --Contains 518 pamphlets, 350+ reference books (including the Columbia Encyclopedia, the CIA World Fact Book and World Almanac & Book of Facts). Image collection has 188,323 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and expanded full text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines. Includes the Our States reference book series (54 titles on each of the states, commonwealths and territories in the U.S.).

MasterFILE Premier  -- Multidisciplinary full-text for nearly 1,950 general reference publications dating as far back as 1975. Includes 161 full-text reference books, nearly 100,000 biographies, 76,000 primary source documents, and an image collection of 116,000 photos, maps and flags.

MathSciNet -- Covering the world's mathematical literature since 1940. MathSciNet provides Web access to the bibliographic data and reviews of mathematical research literature contained in the Mathematical Reviews Database.

MedicLatina -- Spanish language collection of medical research and investigative journals published by renowned Latin American medical publishers. Access to full text for nearly 100 peer-reviewed medical journals covering neuroscience, cardiology, nephrology, biomedicine, clinical research, pediatrics, human reproduction, clinical pathology, cancer research, hematology and much more.

MEDLINE- EBSCO or OCLC -- Provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses (MeSH) indexing with tree numbers, tree hierarchy and explosion capabilities to search abstracts from over 4,000 current biomedical journals.

Mental Measurements Yearbook -- Comprehensive 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. All entries contain descriptive information (e.g., test purpose, publisher, pricing) and edited review(s) written by leading content area experts.

Mergent Online -- Offers electronic access to Mergent's (formerly Moody's Manuals). These include Mergent Banking and Finance Manual, Mergent International Manual, Mergent Public Utilities Manual, Mergent Transportation Manual, Mergent OTC Manual and all the news reports that go with each of these products. Information includes corporate history, business Properties and subsidiaries, officers and directors, Long-term debt, income statements, balance sheets, and more.

Middle Search Plus -- Primary source documents (including Essential Documents in American History), reference books (including the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia and American Heritage Dictionary, 4th Edition from Houghton Mifflin and the Encyclopedia of Animals), and an image collection of 188,323 photos, maps and flags.

Military & Government Collection -- Full-text articles from over 320 military and general interest publications designed to bring current news to all branches of the military.  Indexing and abstracts for 360+ magazines. Some titles include, Military Review, Parameters, Army Times, and Defense.

MLA Directory of Periodicals --  The MLA Directory of Periodicals contains all information available on the journals and series on the MLA International Bibliography's Master List of Periodicals.

MLA International Bibliography -- Indexes critical materials on literature, criticism, drama, languages, linguistics, and folklore. Provides access to citations from journals, series, books, essay collections, working papers, proceedings, dissertations, and bibliographies.  International coverage.

Morningstar Investment Research Center  -- Comprehensive financial databases. Covers stocks, funds, ETF's, industries, and portfolio management.


NBC Learn Higher Ed -- 1000s of videos, historic newsreels, primary source documents, photographs and more  from NBC News.

NBC Learn K-12 -- Historic videos, current events, and original resources  for K-12 teachers and students, all aligned to state standards and mapped to curriculum.

National Archeological Database -- From the U.S. National Park Service, approximately 240,000 reports on archeological investigation and planning, mostly of limited circulation. This "gray literature" represents a large portion of the primary information available on archeological sites in the U.S.

National Criminal Justice Ref. Service -- Justice and substance abuse information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide. Resources include statistics, research findings, program descriptions, congressional hearing transcripts, and training materials.

Natural & Alternative Treatments -- Detailed information on 180+ different conditions and their conventional and natural treatments, 200+ herbs and supplements, and drug-herb and drug-supplement interactions for 75+ drug categories.

Nature -- Provides information for the biological and physical sciences from a combination of Nature, Nature Research Journals, Nature Reviews, Nature Publishing Group (NPG) Academic Journals and NPG Reference publications.

New York Times: Current or Historical -- Full-image archive of The New York Times.  The historical database covers 1851 – 2008 and includes a separate search screen for obituaries and death notices. Note: For current items, only select articles (with a limit of 10 articles per month) are available via the NYT website. 

NewsBank including Access World News -- Information from local, regional, national and international newspapers, news wires, business journals, periodicals and more. Full electronic issue of record for  nationwide and international sources.

Newspapers: American Historical Newspapers -- Searchable American newspapers.

Newspaper Source -- Contains selected full-text coverage for 240+ newspapers and other sources. This includes cover-to-cover full-text for USA Today, The Christian Science Monitor and The Times (London) as well as selected full-text from 180+ regional newspapers.. Full-text transcripts are also included from Face the Nation, CBS Evening News with Dan Rather, 60 Minutes, O'Reilly Factor, Hannity & Colmes, CNN, CNBC, National Public Radio (NPR), etc.

Nineteenth Century British Pamphlets  -- Contains the most significant British pamphlets from the 19th century held in UK research libraries. Pamphlets were an important means of public debate, covering the key political, social, technological, and environmental issues of their day.


OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) Library -- Comprises 20 collections by theme, containing monographs, reports, periodicals, and statistical databases.

OverDrive -- Contains Kindle Books, other downloadable e-books, and audiobooks for checkout. Collection includes fiction and non-fiction titles.

Oxford Art Online - Grove Art -- The entire text of The Dictionary of Art, ed. Jane Turner (1996, 34 vols.) and The Oxford Companion to Western Art, ed. Hugh Brigstocke (2001). Ongoing additions of new and updated articles with over 3,000 thumbnail art images and line drawings, extensive image links, and sophisticated search and navigation tools.

Oxford English Dictionary -- The accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium.  A guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past. Traces word usage through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books.

Oxford Music Online - Grove Music -- Full-text encyclopedia articles and dictionary entries covers world music from all areas of history. Provides overviews of musicians, compositions, styles, and other topics in music. Includes links to images, sound, and other related web sites.


Papers First -- Contains citations of papers presented at worldwide meetings, conferences, expositions, workshops, congresses, and symposia.

Periodicals Archive Online -- Provides an electronic index to millions of articles published in 4,078+ periodicals in the humanities and social sciences. Includes approximately 13 million articles dating from as early as the eighteenth century up to 1995.

Philosophers Index with Full Text -- Full text journal access to philosophy journals from across the world. Includes full text for the Journal of Philosophy. 

Physical Education Index -- Provides abstracts to peer-reviewed journals, report literature, conference proceedings, trade magazines, patents, articles from the popular press, and many other publications covering various physical education topics.

Play Index -- Contains citations and abstracts for classical, historical and contemporary plays, as well as descriptive annotations.

Policy File Index  -- Search and access reports on public policy from think tanks, research organizations and advocacy groups.

Popular Music Library -- Database of popular music from around the world. Includes streaming audio files from many genres, including alternative, country, Christian, electronic, hip-hop, metal, punk, new age, R&B, reggae, rock, and soundtracks. 

Population Index -- Primary reference tool to world’s population research and demography materials. Provides annotated bibliographies of recently published books, journal articles, and working papers on population topics.

Primary Search -- Provides full-text to popular magazines designed for elementary school research. Articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Also includes easy-to-read encyclopedia and dictionary entries with photos, maps, and flags.

Proceedings -- Provides citations of every congress, symposium, conference, exposition, workshop and meeting received at The British Library.

ProCitizen (Spanish Interface) -- (User must create individual account) Online resource to prepare for the civics, reading and writing parts of the USCIS Naturalization Test. Includes instructional videos in English and Spanish

Professional Development Collection -- Designed for professional educators. Includes full-text, indexing, and abstracts for journal articles and reports. Topics range from children’s health to pedagogical theory and practice, as well as librarianship and counseling.

Project Muse -- Access to scholarly journals in the arts and humanities, social sciences, and mathematics. Subject coverage includes literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, education, gender studies, and economics.

Pronunciator (Spanish Interface) -- (User must create individual account) -- Learn to speak, read and write 80 languages with live tutors, movies, music, pronunciation analysis and more. Also includes ESL for 50 non-English languages.

ProQuest Ebooks -- Large collection of eBooks on all subjects.

PsycARTICLES -- Contains peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology from the American Psychological Association (APA)..

PsychiatryOnline  -- Features DSM-IV-TR®, The American Journal of Psychiatry and an unsurpassed collection of psychiatric references from American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences -- A comprehensive database with 470+ full-text titles on topics including emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods.

Psychology Journals -- Provides abstracts and indexing to full-text articles and dissertations. Includes a wide range of psychology disciplines including behavioral, clinical, cognitive, developmental, experimental, industrial, physiological, psychometrics, and social psychology.

PsycINFO -- 1,700+ leading psychological, psychiatric, and related publications. Includes abstracts and indexing with links to full-text and full-image journals on a wide range of topics, including psychology, psychiatry, and related information from the fields of education, business, medicine, nursing, law, and social work.

PsycTESTS --From APA website: "Provides access to psychological tests, measures, scales, surveys, and other assessments as well as descriptive information about the test and its development and administration."

Public Library of Science -- Open access journals in the areas of biology, medicine, computational biology, genetics, pathogens, ONE, neglected tropical diseases, and clinical trials.

PubMed -- The National Library of Medicine's preferred web-based search engine in MEDLINE and Pre-MEDLINE, and other related databases. Also available as Medline in FirstSearch Core.


Readers' Guide Retrospective  -- Includes almost a century of Readers' Guide content available in subjects such as aeronautics, aging, astronomy, biographies, business, education, environment, fashion, film, gardening, history, hobbies, leisure activities, literature, music, nutrition, photography, politics, popular culture, radio, religion, science, sports, technology, television, and travel.

Regional Business News -- Provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications: covers business, political, economic and other diverse, international news events.

Religion & Philosophy Collection -- Covers world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.

Revolutionary War Archives -- Contains many official records, military documents, and other primary sources relating to the American Revolution.


Sage Journals Online --Includes 40+ years worth of Sage Publishing titles covering such topics as Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, Technology and Medicine.

Science & Technology Collection -- Contains full-text journals covering aeronautics, astrophysics, biology, chemistry, computer technology, geology, aviation, physics, archaeology, marine sciences and materials science.

Science Citation Index Expanded -- Multidisciplinary index to the journal literature of the sciences. The Science Citation Index Expanded includes all cited references captured from indexed articles.

ScienceDirect --Provides full-text or abstracts that cover  a wide spectrum of disciplines including chemistry, materials science, engineering & technology, environmental science, economics, business & management, neuroscience, pharmacology & toxicology, physics, mathematics & computer science, earth sciences, social sciences, biochemistry, microbiology & immunology, biological sciences, and clinical medicine.

Science in Context -- Provides contextual information on science topics. Includes news, videos and reference content.

Science Magazine -- Scientific news, commentary and research papers. Includes Science, Science: Signaling, and Science: Translational Medicine.

SciFinder Scholar - Includes chemical substance and reaction information (USERNAME and PASSWORD required, Tarleton users can request one).

SciTech Collection (Proquest) -- Includes full text for many science and technology journals, magazines and trade publications from around the world.

Scribner Writers -- Contains author biographies organized by genre, gender, ethnicity/nationality, time period, and language.

Short Story Index -- The electronic version of the standard reference work (same name).  Indexed to short stories written in/translated into English.

Short Story Retrospective: 1915-1983 -- Includes entries for 150,000+ short stories.

SIAM (Society for Industrialized and Applied Mathematics) Journals Online --Fifteen peer-reviewed journals with content from 1997-present.

Small Business Reference Center -- Wide variety of information on subjects relating to small business, including entrepreneurial help and advice, information on business plans, and business videos. Also contains state-specific information.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center -- Repair guides and instructions for many different types of small engines. 

Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries -- Streaming music tracks from the Smithsonian archives and other music archives from around the world.

Social Sciences Citation Index -- A multidisciplinary index to the journal literature of the social sciences. Fully indexes 1,725+ journals across 50 social sciences disciplines, as well as selected, relevant items from 3,300 +of the world's leading scientific and technical journals.

Social Work Reference Center -- Includes journals on all areas of social work, as well as practical materials such as care sheets, clinical assessment tools, drug information, and patient handouts. 

SocINDEX -- Full text for 242 "core" coverage journals dating back to 1895, and 72 "priority" coverage journals. This database also includes full text for 547 books and monographs, and for 6,711 conference papers. Covers all subdisciplines of sociology, including abortion, anthropology, criminology, criminal justice, cultural sociology, demography, economic development, ethnic & racial studies and many others.

SPORTDiscus with Full Text -- Full text journals and literature on sports and sports medicine.

SpringerLINK -- Contains electronic research in biomedicine, life science, clinical medicine, physics, engineering, mathematics, computer science, humanities, and economics.

STAT!Ref -- Full-text medical and drug information for healthcare professionals.

Stephenville Empire-Tribune -- Daily newspaper for Stephenville, TX and the surrounding Erath County community. Contains issues from 2000-present.

Student Research Center -- Includes magazines, newspapers, primary source documents, photos, flags, and maps, etc..


Taylor and Francis - Contains scholarly journals in the areas of:  humanities, social sciences, science and technology.

Teacher Reference Center -- Contains journals and magazines for professional educators; includes indexing and abstracts. -- Multimedia content to help teach children and young adult books. Includes lesson plans, audio book readings, and discussion guides in English and Spanish.

Texas Digital Sanborn Maps -- Offers 660,000 historical maps of American towns and cities, which show building details (i.e., size, shape, height, function, construction materials, etc.), street names, house and block numbers, property boundaries, pipelines, railroads, wells, dumps, etc.

Texas Legislature Online -- Provides legislative records and information about Texas’ legislators, legislative process, and legislature activities. Links to the Legislative Reference Library and legislators’ contact information.

Texas Magazines and Documents -- Texas topics, with an emphasis is on business, education, history, and government, with magazines of general interest also included.

Texas Reference Center -- Offers periodicals, books, and newspapers about Texas businesses, culture, history, literature, public health, sports and leisure, etc. Includes biographies and images..

Texas Register Archive -- Provides archival issues containing information about Texas state agency rulemaking actions, notices of agency rule reviews, governor’s appointments, attorney general opinions, etc. Current files are available on the Texas Secretary of State’s web site.

TOPICsearch -- Offers current event articles from newspapers (national and international), magazines, and journals, along with public opinion polls, pamphlets, and government documents.  Includes images and biographies.

Twentieth Century Poetry (American and English) -- Contains poems from many poetic movements (i.e., Beat Generation, Deep Image, Harlem and Chicago Renaissances, Modernism, Vorticism, Women’s Poetry, etc.) plus ethnic poetry (i.e., Chicano, Asian-American, Native American, etc.). English collection contains poetry of major and movement poets and covers many poetic techniques (i.e. modernist, Georgian, Edwardian, free-verse, post-imperial, war poetry, etc.).

Twayne's Authors Series -- Provides information about writers’ lives, interpretations and criticisms of works, and discussions of literary movements. Includes international, American, and English works.


US Congressional Serial -- Offers primary source materials for American history research.  Contains reports, documents, and journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

US Government Information --  Search the U.S. Government Printing Office.  Contains full-text of the Congressional Record, Congressional Bills, Public Laws, Federal Register, GAO Reports, and the United States Code.

Ulrich's Periodicals Directory -- Contains information on periodicals, scholarly journals, newsletters, newspapers, and monographic series and electronic publications. Provides full descriptions of the periodical, ordering information, and reviews.


Vanderbilt Television News Archive -- Indexes the Television News Archive at Vanderbilt University (regularly scheduled newscasts from ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and Fox News, as well as, special reports and periodic news broadcasts). Updated daily. (Does not contain clips)

Vocational and Career Collection -- Designed for vocational and technical libraries servicing high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and public libraries.


Web of Science -- Contains  current and retrospective multidisciplinary information. Indexes included are: Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index.

WestlawNext Campus Research -- Contains primary and secondary legal research resources, including news, journals, and reference sources.

Wildlife & Ecology Studies Worldwide -- World's largest index to literature on wild mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians..

Wiley Online Library -- Dynamic online content service delivering the full-text of over 300 leading scientific, technical, medical, and professional journals, plus major reference works and the full-text of select Wiley print books online.

World Cat -- A global library catalog. Searches the collections of many libraries, including Tarleton State University Libraries and other libraries in Texas.

World War II Archives -- Includes photos, military records, official records, and court records from World War II.