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Expanded Academic ASAP From arts and the humanities to social sciences, science and technology, this database meets research needs across all academic disciplines. Access scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers - many with full text and images. How to export to RefWorks

Legal Periodicals & Books, Index to International legal information covering all areas of jurisprudence; covers legal journals, yearbooks, institutes, bar association organs, law reviews, and government publications from in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. 1981 to present.

Political Science: SAGE Full Text  Full-text of 29 journals covering general political science topics, American government and politics, political sociology, comparative politics, policy studies, political communication, peace / conflict studies, presidential studies, political theory and philosophy, international relations, and area studies. How to export to RefWorks

JSTOR Full text of core scholarly journals from their beginning to approximately one year ago. Disciplines include botany, business, ecology, general science, humanities, mathematics, social sciences, and statistics. Browsable by discipline and full-text searchable across all disciplines. Especially good for historic or classic articles in most fields. Coverage: 1665 to present. How to export to RefWorks

Project MUSE
Project Muse provides full-text access to the content from over 400 scholarly journals in the humanities and the social sciences. How to export to RefWorks
Science Direct Full-text journals published by Elsevier; coverage is generally from 1995-present. How to export to RefWorks

Social Science Abstracts Includes full-text articles from over 300 journals, covering concepts, theories and methods from both applied and theoretical aspects of the social sciences: 1983 - present.

Web of Science/Science Citation Index Web of Science provides access to Science Citation Index (SCI), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) and Arts and Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI). These indexes contain references that have been cited in other articles. You can use these citations to perform cited reference searches (locate articles that cite an earlier publication). How to export to RefWorks
eBooks & eReference
ACLS Humanities eBook Collection
An online collection of almost 2,800 titles in art, history, literary criticism, philosophy, political science, area studies and more.

Credo Reference
Contains more than 500 full-text reference titles (encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, etc.) covering most subject areas.

EBSCO eBooks Collection
One of Kresge Library's primary platforms for eBooks. Contains thousands of titles covering most subjects.

EBL (eBook Library)
One of Kresge Library's platforms for eBooks. Includes books from a variety of publishers in many disciplines. 

Another of Kresge Library's primary platforms for eBooks. Includes books from a variety of publishers in many disciplines.


LexisNexis Academic Universe NEWS: full text access to newspapers, magazines, trade journals, newsletters, news wires, and transcripts. News sources are never scholarly, but they can give you up-to-date information on current events. BUSINESS: access to financial and business information for specific companies. It's most accurate when you limit your search by sources, such as Hoover's Company Reports, S&P Corporate Descriptions, American Marketplace, and Tax Analysts Publications. LEGAL: you can search for legal information such as court decisions, legal codes, legal news, and law journals. The coverage includes information both at the state level and at the federal level. How to export to RefWorks

World News Connection (WNC) An online news service, that offers an extensive array of translated and English-language news and information.  Compiled from thousands of non-U.S. media sources, the information in WNC covers significant socioeconomic, political, scientific, technical, and environmental issues and events worldwide. 

New York Times Historical Offers full-text, full-image articles from 1851 – 2009 of The New York Times. The database can be used to search national and international news, editorials, obituaries, birth and marriage announcements, plus historical photos and advertisements. The documents are downloadable in PDF format. How to export to RefWorks
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Audiovisual Library of International Law The Audiovisual Library is a unique, multimedia resource providing high quality international law information and research materials.

The Living Room Candidate  Contains more than 300 commercials, from every presidential election since 1952,

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iPoll iPoll is a comprehensive database of 500,000 questions and answers asked in the US since 1935. Also included is the Roper Center public opinion data which is the largest archives of public opinion information. Coverage: Data sets.

ICPSR Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) is the world's largest collection of digital social science data. These data can be used for secondary research, instructional activities, and to write articles, papers or theses.

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