Robert J. Terry Library
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Arts & Humanities

African American Studies & Genealogy:

African American Biographical Database
Biographical sketches of African American activists, business people, former slaves, performing artists, educators, lawyers, physicians, writers, church leaders, homemakers, religious workers, government workers, athletes, farmers, scientists, factory workers, and more--both the famous and the everyday person. 

The African American Historical Serials Collection
Features 173 periodicals spanning from 1816 through 1922. The periodicals in this collection include newspapers and magazines, in addition to reports and annuals from various African American organizations, including churches and educational and service institutions.

African American Poetry (1750-1900)
The early history of African American poetry, from the first recorded poem by an African American (Lucy Terry Prince's "Bars Fight," c. 1746) to the major poets of the nineteenth century, including Paul Laurence Dunbar and Frances Ellen Watkins Harper.

Biography and Genealogy Master Index
Biographical material on people from all time periods, geographical locations and fields of endeavor. Biography and Genealogy Master Index indexes any print product that includes biographical information on multiple persons. It also acts as an index to other indexes.

Biography in Context
Search for material on people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full text.

Black Studies Center
This is a leading tool that supports research, teaching, and learning in Black Studies and other disciplines that benefit from a more detailed coverage of the black experience such as history, literature, political science, sociology, philosophy, and religion.

Black Studies Center Dissertations
Contains a thousand doctoral dissertations and Masters' theses examining a wide variety of topics and subject areas relating to Black Studies. Included are dissertations written between 1970 and 2004 at over 100 universities and colleges across the United States. These dissertations were selected for their relevance to Black Studies scholars.

Black Studies Center History Makers Oral History Videos
Contains videos and full transcripts for interviews with 100 contemporary African Americans.

Black Studies Center Newspapers
The full text backfile of six influential black Newspapers: Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003); Chicago Defender (1910-1975); Daily Defender (1956-1975); Los Angeles Sentinel (1934-2005); New York Amsterdam News (1922-1994); Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002).

Dissertations for Black Studies  Database contains doctoral dissertations and masters’ theses on a wide variety of topics and subject areas relating to Black Studies. It provides access to the record of scholarship on Black Studies in the United States.

Diversity Studies
Explores cultural differences, contributions and influences in our global community. Includes more than 2.7 million articles from 150 journals updated daily, including: Contemporary Southeast Asia, Israel Studies, Italian Culture, Western Journal of Black Studies, and Latino Leaders.

Ethnic NewsWatch 
Ethnic NewsWatch™ (ENW) features newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic and minority press, providing researchers access to essential, often overlooked perspectives. With titles dating from 1990, ENW presents an unmatched, comprehensive, full-text collection of more than 2.2 million articles from more than 330 publications offering both national and regional coverage. It includes community publications, as well as top scholarly journals on ethnicities and ethnic studies. This unique resource covers African American/Caribbean/African, Arab/Middle Eastern, Asian/Pacific Islander, European/Eastern European, Hispanic, Jewish, and Native People.

Ethnic NewsWatch: A History 
Provides the historical background to the ethnic, minority, and native press content in Ethnic NewsWatch, with materials dating from 1959–1989. Ethnic NewsWatch: A History™ presents the other sides of the stories on local, national, and international events that changed the course of history across three turbulent decades—the civil rights struggle, Vietnam War protests, dramatic changes in immigration law, trickledown economics, and the status of migrant workers. With more than 300,000 articles, ENW: A History gives undergraduates access to the real story of the 60s, 70s, and 80s.

Heritage Quest Online
One of the most valuable resources available today to research ancestry using census data of the U.S. Federal Census Records from1770-1930 for family records and local history.

Oxford African American Studies Center
This reference site contains more than 10,000 articles by top scholars in the field. The core content includes the full-text of Africana, Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895, Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present, Black Women in America, African American National Biography, as well as other reference works.

Art, Music & Dramatic Arts:

Black Studies Center
This is a leading tool that supports research in Black Studies, offering unique coverage of art and music journals not typically indexed elsewhere. For example, in the visual arts, full-text of The International Review of African American Art and African arts are covered. A fantastic resource for anyone doing research in the arts and the African American experience.

Fine Arts and Music Collection
With hundreds of full-text magazines and journals, this collection will provide students with resources to support research in areas such as drama, music, art history, and filmmaking. Though other TSU databases are better for Fine Art (and for Arts students you may have to click on the PDF button to the right to get the images), this collection from Gale has some popular music and theatre journal titles not found elsewhere, such as Down Beat.

International Index to Music Periodicals Full-Text
This database covers the full spectrum of subjects and all aspects of music, including music education, performance, ethno-musicology, musical theater, theory, popular music forms and composition. Over 770,000 records, the majority from the most recent ten years of publication. Includes popular and scholarly journal titles for Blues, Rock, Soul, Hip-Hop and Jazz [e.g., Jazz Education Journal, Jazz Journal, Jazz Perspectives, Jazz Player, Jazz Research Journal, Jazz Research News, JazzTimes, etc.] View title list

International Index to Performing Arts Full Text
A comprehensive  database providing indexing, abstracts, and full-text covering a broad spectrum to the journal literature of the performing arts--drama, theater, stagecraft, dance, musical theatre, film, television and more--radio, television, film and broadcasting journals are included, not just performing arts. IIPA Full Text contains all of IIPA plus the full text of current articles from over 100 journals, including American Theatre, Dance Chronicle,Dance Teacher, Theatre Journal, Theatre Survey, Opera News and more. View title list.

OmniFile Full Text Mega (H.W. Wilson)
This multidisciplinary database will be of particular interest for artists and art students as it offers coverage of popular art magazines AND provides PDFs of the pages. Lots of other databases say they are "full text," but they don't give you images--just the text. In OmniFile, you will find popular titles such as: American Artist, ARTnews, Art in America, ArtForum, Southwest Art, Ceramics Review, Ceramics Monthly, and  Print, along with academic journal titles of interest to those studying and teaching art at the college level. Also, a good source for popular Music titles, including: American Music, Billboard, Popular Music and Rolling Stone. View title list

Oxford Music Online
Oxford Music Online is the gateway through which users can access an expanding range of Oxford's premier music resources, including Grove Music Online, The Oxford Companion to Music , The Oxford Dictionary of Music , and the Encyclopedia of Popular Music .  (Librarian's note: For contemporary artists, try also the Pop Culture Collection and the International Index to Music Periodicals.)

For researching PLAYS, see the databases listed under Literature & Literary Criticism.

History:

America: History and Life
Database of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. With selective indexing for 1,700 journals from 1964 to present, this database is a bibliographic reference tool for students and scholars of U.S. and Canadian history. Also provides full-text coverage of nearly 200 journals and more than 100 books.

Ethnic NewsWatch: A History
This full-text database provides the historical background to the ethnic, minority, and native press content in Ethnic NewsWatch, with materials dating from 1959–1989. Ethnic NewsWatch: A History™ presents the other sides of the stories on local, national, and international events that changed the course of history across three turbulent decades—the civil rights struggle, Vietnam War protests, dramatic changes in immigration law, trickledown economics, and the status of migrant workers. With more than 300,000 articles, ENW: A History gives undergraduates access to the real story of the 60s, 70s, and 80s.

European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750
This bibliographic database is a valuable index for libraries, scholars and individuals interested in European works that relate to the Americas. Created from “European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed in Europe relating to The Americas, 1493-1750” this resource contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750.

Humanities Full Text (H.W. Wilson)
Includes academic journals in the humanities with the full text of articles from over 300 periodicals dating back to 1995, and high-quality indexing for almost 700 journals—of which 470 are peer-reviewed—dating as far back as 1984. The database provides coverage of feature articles, interviews, bibliographies, obituaries, and original works of fiction, drama, poetry and book reviews, as well as reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, radio and television programs, plays, operas, and more.

Texas Reference Center
Includes more than 80 full text journals and books about Texas history, ethnic & cultural diversity. This database also contains biographies as well as newspapers containing Texas and national news coverage.

U. S. History Collection
This collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the current thinking and events in US History, as well as scholarly work being established in the field. This compilation of journals provides robust and balanced coverage of this field, useful both to the novice historian as well as to the advanced academic researcher.

U.S. History in Context
For those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. history. Merges reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal.

World History Collection
Offers a global look at history with content from Africa, Asia, North and South America, Europe and the Middle East. World History Collection contains cover-to-cover full text for 150 titles, including many peer-reviewed journals. Full text dates as far back as 1964.

World History in Context
Contextual information of hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History. Merges reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

Literature & Literary Criticism:

African American Poetry (1750-1900)
The early history of African American poetry, from the first recorded poem by an African American (Lucy Terry Prince’s "Bars Fight," c.1746) to the major poets of the nineteenth century, including Paul Laurence Dunbar and Frances Ellen Watkins Harper.

Essay and General Literature Index (H.W. Wilson)
Cites thousands of essays, chapters, and articles contained in many anthologies and collections. Emphasis is placed on the humanities and social sciences with subject coverage ranging from literary works, art history, drama, and film.

Gale Literary Databases
A cross-searchable database of three databases: Contemporary Authors provides biographical and bibliographical information on more than 120,000 national and international authors. Contemporary Literary Criticism-Select has more than 35,000 critical essays on contemporary authors and critical principal works. Dictionary of Literary Biography provides 10,000 biographical and critical essays on their lives, works and careers. 

Humanities Full Text (H.W. Wilson)
Includes academic journals in the humanities with the full text of articles from over 300 periodicals dating back to 1995, and high-quality indexing for almost 700 journals—of which 470 are peer-reviewed—dating as far back as 1984. The database provides coverage of feature articles, interviews, bibliographies, obituaries, and original works of fiction, drama, poetry and book reviews, as well as reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, radio and television programs, plays, operas, and more.

JSTOR
Offers academic journals and other scholarly content, as well as images, letters, oral histories, pamphlets, and other primary sources. TSU can access the following JSTOR collections: Arts & Sciences I Collection, Arts & Sciences II Collection, Business I Collection, Ecology & Botany Collection, and Health & General Sciences Collection. View Tutorial       Collections and journal titles available at TSU  View Tutorial       Collections and journal titles available at TSU.

Literary Reference Center (EBSCO)
A comprehensive database that provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and time frames. It includes full-text reference books and literary works including titles with a focus on plays, drama, poetry, and African American and Hispanic literature. Full text literary journals and magazines are also included with a focus on multicultural studies, folklore and Latin American literature.

Literature Criticism Online
This database brings together several acclaimed literary databases: Contemporary Literary Criticism, Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Shakespearean Criticism, Literature Criticism from 1400–1800, Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Short Story Criticism, Drama Criticism, Children's Literature Review, Dictionary of Literary Biography Online, and Something About the Author Online.

Literature Online (Chadwyk)
A fully searchable library of more than 350,000 works of English and American poetry, drama and prose, 328 full-text literature journals, and other key criticism and reference resources.

Literature Resource Center - LRC, Scribner Writers Series Online, Twayne's Authors Online    
Source for literary criticism and other information about authors, their works, topic and work overviews, primary sources and literary works, and more. All three databases can be searched simultaneously or individually

Literature Resources from Gale
Research authors and their works, literary movements and genres. Search across several major Literature databases to find full text of literary works, journal articles, literature criticism, reviews, biographical information and overviews.

MLA International Bibliography
A detailed bibliography of journal articles, books and dissertations. The electronic version dates back to 1920 and contains over 1.8 million citations from more than 4,400 journals & series and 1,000 book publishers. Indexed materials coverage is international and includes 60 titles from JSTOR’s language and literature collection as well as links to full text.

Play Index (H.W. Wilson)
Play Index searches over 30,000 plays written from antiquity to the present and published from 1949 to the present. An invaluable aid to finding the perfect plays, Play Index covers a wide range of plays written in or translated into English, including mysteries, pageants, plays in verse, puppet performances, radio and television plays, and classic drama. Search for plays by title; author; subject (sisters, culture conflict, marriage); style (symbolism, experimental theater); genre (comedy, melodrama, musical); cast type.

Scribner Writers Online
Scribner Writers Online is an eBook format of the Scribner Writers Series – including the American Writers Collection, British Writers Collection, European Writers Collection and World and Genre Writers Collection.

Scribner Writers Series
Scribner Writers Series includes 15-20 page signed essays on more than 2,000 authors and literary genres drawn from the acclaimed Scribner print series.

Short Story Index (H.W. Wilson)
Indexes all the important collections and anthologies of short stories that are published each year. All literary genres are covered. Approximately 200+ monographs are captured per year, with approximately 3,000-4,000 analytics (chapters/stories).

Twayne's Authors Online
Content of books that comprise three print series: United States Authors, English Authors, and World Authors

Twayne Authors Series – Twayne World, English, US Authors
Comprises 600 full-text titles from the Twayne Literary Masters series, 200 each from Twayne World, US, and English Authors.

Twentieth Century American Poetry
Includes 50,000 poems drawn from 750 volumes by over 300 poets, including Adrienne Rich, Andrei Codrescu, Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, Denise Levertov, Wallace Stevens, Langston Hughes, Lucille Clifton, and Cathy Song.

Twentieth Century English Poetry
Offers online access to the poetry of some of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. It incorporates the works of 285 of the most widely studied poets of the British Isles and beyond, including over forty distinguished authors from The Faber Poetry Library.

Philosophy & Religion

Religion and Philosophy Collection - Gale
This custom collection provides coverage of different religions, philosophies and how they impact our daily lives.  Articles are available in both PDF and HTML full-text. Language options and audio files are provided, choose an article and then select “listen” or download to an MP3 player.

Religion & Philosophy Collection- EBSCO
Provides extensive coverage of such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, and philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy. With more than 300 full text journals, the Religion & Philosophy Collection is an essential tool for researchers and students of theology and philosophical studies.

Behavioral Sciences (Sociology & Psychology)

Child Development & Adolescent Studies
A source for references to the current and historical literature related to growth and development of children through the age of 21. It includes more than 342,000 records indexing book reviews and abstracts, technical reports, books, book chapters, theses and dissertations covering biomedical and social sciences worldwide.

Gender Studies Collection
This collection of nearly 40 journals aims to provide balanced coverage of this significant aspect of our culture, covering such topics as gender studies, family and marital issues, health aspects, and many more.

International Bibliography of the Social Sciences
This database includes over two million bibliographic references to journal articles and to books, reviews and selected chapters dating back to 1951. It is unique in its broad coverage of international material and incorporates over 100 languages and countries. Over 2,800 journals are regularly indexed and some 7,000 books are included each year.

Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print
Provides users with a comprehensive guide to over 2700 contemporary testing instruments and all yearbooks from the first edition, 1938, to the present. It contains information essential for a complete evaluation of test products within areas such as psychology, education, business, and leadership. Tests in Print serves as a comprehensive bibliography to all known commercially available tests that are currently in print and provides vital information including test purpose, test publisher, in-print status, price, test acronym, intended test population, administration times, publication date(s), and test author(s).

PsycARTICLES
From the APA, provides full-text journal articles in behavioral science as well as education, nursing, business, neuroscience and more.

PsycCRITIQUES
Produced by the American Psychological Association (APA), this is a database of full-text book reviews featuring current scholarly and professional books in psychology. It also publishes reviews from a psychological perspective of popular films and trade books, and includes approximately 40,000 reviews dating back to 1956.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
A comprehensive database covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods. This is the world's largest full text psychology database offering full-text coverage for nearly 400 journals.

Psychology Collection
This collection gives individuals a basic understanding of the study of the mind, emotions and how the human mind develops -- and diminishes -- over time. Users will have instant access to 200 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals. Articles are available in both PDF and HTML full-text. Language options and audio files are provided, choose an article and then select “listen” or download to an MP3 player.

Sage Journals Online
Includes the full-text of 81 journals published by SAGE and participating societies, some journals going back 86 years, encompassing over 20,400 articles. It covers such subjects as Criminal Justice, Juvenile Delinquency, Juvenile Justice, Corrections, Penology, Policing, Forensic Psychology, Family and Domestic Violence, Gerontology and Aging, Social Policies, and Urban Studies.

Social Work Abstracts
This database offers extensive coverage of more than 450 social work and human services journals dating back to 1965. Produced by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and provides citations and abstracts dealing with all aspects of the social work field, including theory and practice, areas of service and social issues and problems.

Sociology (ProQuest)
Search the full-text of leading sociology journals. This collection provides full-text coverage of many core titles included in Sociological Abstracts.

Business & Economics

ABI/ INFORM Complete
This database comprises ABI/INFORM Global, ABI/INFORM Trade and Industry, and ABI/INFORM Dateline. Wall Street Journal and Wall Street Journal Online are included. The database features thousands of full-text journals, dissertations, key business and economics periodicals, and more.

ABI/Inform Dateline
This database includes hard-to-find local and regional business publications, including McClatchey Tribune titles, Texas Business Review, Cinco Dias and others. Also includes news about local companies, analysis, information on local markets and more. It also allows users to research employment opportunities, compile data on benefits and compensation, learn about corporate strategies and other topics from a local and regional perspective.

ABI/INFORM Global
Covers 2,100+ worldwide business & economics periodicals, with 1,200+ available in full text. Includes access to data on 60,000 companies with business and executive profiles

Access World News (NewsBank)
This comprehensive news collection is ideal for exploring issues and events at the local, regional, national and international level. Its diverse source types include print and online-only newspapers, blogs, newswires, journals, broadcast transcripts and videos. Includes the Houston Chronicle, USA Today and most major metros. Use it to explore a specific event or to compare a wide variety of viewpoints on topics such as politics, business, health, sports, cultural activities and people. Content is easily searched and sorted through an intuitive, map-based interface. To view tutorial, click here: http://vimeopro.com/newsbank/tsu. password is tsu.

Accounting & Tax
This database is a premier accounting research database bringing together highly ranked global and scholarly journals with key resources for locating quick and precise results. It includes top journals, reference reports, proceedings, dissertations, and over 2350 publications with hundreds in full-text.

Asian Business & Reference
This database focuses on business and financial news from the eastern hemisphere. It covers Asian business and financial information from key international publications.

Banking Information Source This database enables you to search essential banking industry publications for information about the financial services industry, banking and industry trends.

Business Abstracts with Full Text (H.W. Wilson) Contains the full text of articles from more than 510 key publications dating back to 1995, and provides access to product evaluations, interviews, biographical sketches, corporate profiles, obituaries, surveys, statistical rankings, book reviews and reports from associations, societies, trade shows, conferences and more.

Business Collection
Comprises all content from ABI/INFORM Complete, Accounting & Tax, Asian Business & Reference, Banking Information Source, Entrepreneurship, and the International Bibliography of the Social Sciences. The Collection features thousands of full-text journals, dissertations, trade publications, and periodicals such as the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, the Economist and more.

Business Economics and Theory
With a strong emphasis on titles covered in the EconLit database, this collection provides academic journals and magazines focusing on topics in economics. Perfect for business classes, users will find more than 150 full-text journals to support their research.

Business Insights: Essentials
Business Insights: Essentials combines all of the content formerly found in Business & Company Resource Center with a new interface designed around the research goals and workflows of your diverse business research community. Easily find information on companies, industries and more in the context of timely news, statistical data, and in-depth reports.

Business Search Interface
Provides access to business videos, Harvard Faculty Seminar Series, detailed company information and analysis, overview of industry profiles, including market value, market research report, market insights, and emerging trends.

Business Source Complete
Provides full text for 3,650+ scholarly business journals, including full text for 1,000+ peer-reviewed business publications.

Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities
Designed to help researchers and academics match their manuscripts with the scholarly journals which are most likely to publish those manuscripts. The index in each Directory helps you match the characteristics of your manuscript to the topic areas the journal emphasizes and acceptance rate. A vital resource for increasing the publishing effectiveness of professors, graduate students, and researchers. 

Demographics Now - Library Edition
Up-to-date resources on demographics and extensive market level information.

Economia y Negocios
Has more than 84,500 records, dating back to the early 1980s; provide coverage for more than 340 Spanish and Portuguese-language periodicals published in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Spain, the United States and elsewhere.

Entrepreneurship
This database delivers a collection of content types such as video clips, start-up plans, templates and forms, journal content, business cases, working papers, conference proceedings, and more.

General BusinessFile ASAP
Analyzes company performance and activity, industry events and trends as well as the latest in management, economics and politics. Access to a combination of broker research reports, trade publications, newspapers, journals and company directory listings with full text and images available.

Hoover’s Company Profiles
Business, economics, finance, reference. Find up to date proprietary editorial content covering more than 40,000 public and non-public companies and 225,000 key executives. Hoover’s widely recognized as a leading provider of corporate data, delivers in depth industry analyses, information on a company's location, summary financials, top competitors, top officers, and more.

Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure
With current and relevant content from over 500 industry journals, this collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism field, while also allowing for focused study of specialized aspects of the industry - including cultural aspects of travel, leisure activities, economic aspects of tourism, and more.

Human Resources Abstracts
Includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to human resources, including human resource management, employee assistance, organizational behavior, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. The index contains more than 64,000 records, which are carefully selected from the most important sources within the discipline.

Insurance Liability Collection
This collection, comprised of nearly 40 journals, takes a broad view of the insurance and liability industry, covering such topics as labor relations, mortgage banking, legal issues, and more.

Legal Collection
This database contains full text for more than 250 of the world’s most respected law journals. Legal Collection is an authoritative source for information on current issues, studies, thoughts and trends of the legal world.

LexisNexis-Academic
An outstanding service for researching news, business, and legal topics. It contains more than 6,000 sources from all over the world, drawn from print, broadcast, and online media.

Mergent
Offer a wealth of detail on items including business description, history, property, subsidiaries, officers and directors, long-term debt and capital stock. Financial statements are presented in "as-reported" form and in native currencies, maintaining the full integrity of this critical information. U.S. Company Data and International Company Data offer seamlessly access to reports on companies based around the world, searching by company name or ticker symbol, or searching across all global boundaries to find companies that match specific financial and/or textual search criteria.

Million Dollar Directory
The Dun & Bradstreet Million Dollar Directory (MDDI) provides a valuable source of information on both privately and public companies and their executives.  It combines complete coverage on all businesses in the U. S. and Canada with business profiles on firms in over 200 countries worldwide.

Morningstar
This service profiles performances of stocks and funds, providing key statistics, historical background, and risk analysis. It also includes commentaries on current topics in the industry, performance indexes for all funds being followed, average total returns within the funds/stock categories, and industry news.

Regional Business News
This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

RIA Checkpoint  RIA Checkpoint is the premier web-based Tax and Accounting database. The information you get on Checkpoint, according to Thomson and Reuters, “is the most accurate and authoritative Tax and Accounting information available.” Checkpoint includes accounting standards and regulations from AICPA, FASB, GASB, IASB and the SEC reference library. It also includes tax cases, federal codes, rulings and regulations, IRS publications and other tax documents. All users anywhere on TSU’s campus from any TSU computer have online access to Checkpoint via the TSU web page without registration. To access RIA Checkpoint from a TSU computer, click here: CHECKPOINT. To access RIA Checkpoint off campus or from your own computer, you must register for an RIA Checkpoint user name and password (registered access is only available to current TSU students; faculty and staff). Register hereIf you experience any difficulty with your authentication (at this point) please call 713-313-4415 or e-mail harlandw@TSU.EDU.To access RIA Checkpoint off campus (if already registered) click here: RIA Checkpoint Login. All other questions regarding RIA Checkpoint call 713-313-4379 or 713-313-7151.

Small Business Collection
The Small Business Collection is perfect for business schools and entrepreneurs, this compilation provides insights, tips, strategies and success stories. Users will find hundreds of full text subject-appropriate periodicals.  Articles are available in both PDF and HTML full-text. Language options and audio files are provided, choose an article and then select “listen” or download to an MP3 player.

Small Business Resources Center
Search this database to learn how to start, finance or manage your small business. Resources include sample business plans, how to guides, articles and websites.

Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage
Detailed descriptions of companies, industries, and mutual funds, Company information includes a description of the company, stocks & bond issues, earnings estimates, market ideas, snapshots and insight and investment ideas.

Wall Street Journal Online Covers breaking news and current headlines from the United States and around the world.

Communications & Mass Media

Access World News (NewsBank)
This comprehensive news collection is ideal for exploring issues and events at the local, regional, national and international level. Its diverse source types include print and online-only newspapers, blogs, newswires, journals, broadcast transcripts and videos. Includes the Houston Chronicle, USA Today and most major metros. Use it to explore a specific event or to compare a wide variety of viewpoints on topics such as politics, business, health, sports, cultural activities and people. Content is easily searched and sorted through an intuitive, map-based interface. To view tutorial, click here: http://vimeopro.com/newsbank/tsu. password is tsu.

Communication and Mass Media Collection
CMMC incorporates the content of CommSearch (formerly produced by the National Communication Association) and Mass Media Articles Index (formerly produced by Penn State) along with numerous other journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study to create a comprehensive resource encompassing the breadth of the communication discipline. CMMC offers cover-to-cover (“core”) indexing and abstracts for more than 420 journals, and selected (“priority”) coverage of nearly 200 more, for a combined coverage of more than 600 titles. Includes full text for 301 journals.

Humanities Full Text (H.W. Wilson)
Useful for Communications students seeking articles, interviews, bibliographies, and reviews of motion pictures, musicals, radio and television programs, operas, and more.

International Index to Performing Arts Full Text
A comprehensive  database providing indexing, abstracts, and full-text covering a broad spectrum to the journal literature of the performing arts--drama, theater, stagecraft, dance, musical theatre, film, television and more--radio, television, film and broadcasting journals are included, making it a good resource for Comm/RTF majors..View title list.

Pop Culture Collection
From the Hunger Games to the SXSW Festival, this collection provides sources for those researching popular culture.

See also databases for News & Current Events, below.

Criminal Justice, Law & Military Science

Criminal Justice Collection
Whether studying to become a lawyer or law enforcement officer, paralegal, or for a career in Homeland Security, this collection rises to the challenge. Users will have access to 150 journals.   Articles are available in both PDF and HTML full-text. Language options and audio files are provided, choose an article and then select “listen” or download to an MP3 player.

Legal Collection
This database contains full text for more than 250 of the world’s most respected law journals. Legal Collection is an authoritative source for information on current issues, studies, thoughts and trends of the legal world.

LexisNexis-Academic
An outstanding service for researching news, business, and legal topics. It contains more than 6,000 sources from all over the world, drawn from print, broadcast, and online media.

Military and Government Collection
Offers current news pertaining to all branches  of the military and government and provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals.   

Military and Intelligence Database
Both the historian and reporter on the frontline will find useful information in this collection, composed of content from over 400 journals, which covers all aspects of the past and current state of military affairs. Key subjects covered include: socioeconomic effects of war, governmental policies, the structure of armed forces, and many more.

National Archive of Criminal Justice Data
Facilitates research in criminal justice and criminology, through the preservation, enhancement, and sharing of computerized data resources; through the production of original research based on archived data; and through specialized training workshops in quantitative analysis of crime and justice data. Home to web sites for two separately maintained programs: the Project for Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods (PHDCN) and the Terrorism and Preparedness Data Resource Center (TPDRC). 

National Security Archive
Contains the most comprehensive collection of primary documents available, including some 63,000 important declassified of critical U.S. policy decision and 29 complete specialized collections.

NCJRS (National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts)
A federally funded resource offering justice and substance abuse information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide. Services and resources are available to anyone interested in crime, victim assistance, and public safety including policymakers, practitioners, researchers, educators, community leaders, and the general public.

Sage Journals Online
Includes the full-text of 81 journals published by SAGE and participating societies, some journals going back 86 years, encompassing over 20,400 articles. It covers such subjects as Criminal Justice, Juvenile Delinquency, Juvenile Justice, Corrections, Penology, Policing, Forensic Psychology, and Family and Domestic Violence.

War and Terrorism Collection
A definitive periodical collection of hand selected titles for analysts, risk management professionals and students of military science, history, and social science.

Education

Education Research Complete
The definitive online resource for education research. Topics covered include all levels of education from early childhood to higher education, and all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education, and testing. Education Research Complete provides indexing and abstracts for more than 2,100 journals, as well as full text for more than 1,200 journals, and includes full text for nearly 500 books and monographs.

Educational Administration Abstracts
Includes bibliographic records covering areas related to educational administration, including educational leadership, educational management, educational research, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.

Educators Collection
Perfect for educating future teachers and administrators, this set covers the latest technologies, developments, instruction and coaching breakthroughs.

ERIC (EBSCO)
The Education Resource Information Center contains more than 1.3 million records and links to more than 323,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966.

ERIC.ed.gov The world’s largest digital library of education literature including education-related doctoral dissertations.

Professional Development Collection
Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports.

ProQuest Education Journals
Gives users access to over 900 top educational publications, including more than 600 of the titles in full text. The coverage spans the literature on primary, secondary and higher education as well as special education, home schooling and adult education. Many titles are indexed in the ERIC database. Trial available from Jan. 14 through Feb. 13, 2014.

Teacher Reference Center
Provides indexing and abstracts for 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators.

Environmental Health & Science

Environmental Health & Toxicology
A comprehensive website with access to resources produced by TEHIP and other government agencies and organizations.

Environmental Studies and Policy
A collection of over 800 journals and 6 subject specific Delmar reference titles provide robust coverage of environmental issues and policies, including diverse perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policy makers, as well as corporate interests.  Articles are available in both PDF and HTML full-text.

GreenFile
Offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.

TOXNET
Database on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases maintained by the NIH.

Health Sciences & Pharmacy

AccessPharmacy
This database is an online curriculum resource.  Users have access to core curriculum topics, organ systems, textbooks, and other pharmacy resources. From the AccessMedicine homepage, select "AccessPharmacy" from the drop down menu.

AHFS Consumer Medication Information
A trustworthy source for patient drug 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.

Alt Health Watch
This database focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers libraries full text articles for more than 180 international and often peer-reviewed journals and reports.   View tutorial

Clinical Pharmacology
Accepted by all 50 state Boards of Pharmacy as a compendium to fulfill the drug reference requirements for licensed pharmacies, and is officially recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as a drug compendium for determining the appropriate use of drugs and biologics for cancer patients. Proven by multiple independent research studies, Clinical Pharmacology from Elesevier is the most complete, easiest-to-use and most dependable drug information solution available today. Trial. On Campus Access Only.

DailyMed
Provides high quality information about marketed drugs. This information includes FDA labels (package inserts). This website provides health information providers and the public with a standard, comprehensive, up-to-date, look-up and download resource of medication content and labeling as found in medication package inserts.

Drug Information Portal
This portal gives users a gateway to selected drug information from the U.S. National Library of Medicine and other key U.S. Government agencies.

EMBASE Provides access to more than 18 million biomedical and pharmacological records from 1974 to present.

Health Reference Center-Academic
Multi-source database provides access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus the wide variety of personal health information sources in InfoTrac's award-winning Health Reference Center.

Health Sources: Consumer Edition
Rich collection of consumer health information providing access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines covering many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.

Health Source: Nursing - Academic
This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition also features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.

MedicLatina
A unique collection of medical research and investigatory journals from renowned Latin American and Spanish publishers. This Spanish language database contains full-text for 130 peer-reviewed medical journals.

MEDLINE 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 (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals.

MICROMEDEX
Evidence-based information information on drugs, toxicity, diseases, acute care, and intelligence medicine. Also included are the CareNotes System, Red Book Online, Formulary Advisor, PDR Electronic Library, and NeoFax (Helps clinicians prescribe, calculate, formulate, and administer essential drugs and parental nutrition solutions for neonates).

Natural & Alternative Treatments
Contains detailed information and almost 200 different conditions and conventional and natural treatments used to treat them, over 300 herbs and supplements, plus drug-herb and drug supplements,interactions for more than 60 drug categories.

Nursing and Allied Health Collection
All aspects of the Nursing profession -- from direct patient care to health care administration -- are covered in this collection. Including nearly 400 titles, this collection's current and authoritative content will be of use to both professionals already working in the field as well as students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum.

Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection Includes over 100 titles covering the fields of physical therapy and sports medicine. Covering a wide spectrum of information, researchers will have access to a diverse, but focused set of topics in the field, including proven treatment techniques, experimental research theses, and many more.

PUBMED
Includes more than 20 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life sciences journals, and online books. Citations may include links tofull-text content from PubMed Central and publishers web sites. 

PUBMED Central
The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature.

Salud en Espanol   (Consumer Health Complete in Spanish) Provee reportes completos basados en evidencias y fichas de datos relacionados a todos los aspectos de la salud y el bienestar. Reportes específicos por tema que cubren todos los aspectos de la salud, dan información general importante en relación a enfermedades, afecciones y procedimientos de diversos tratamientos.

ScienceDirect
Our subscription to ScienceDirect includes access to the full-text to journal titles in the areas of science, psychology, pharmacology, business and medicine.  Additionally, abstract and bibliographic information is available for the entire database of 2,200 journal titles, eBooks, reference works, handbooks, and book series.

STAT!Ref This is a collection of electronic resources for healthcare professionals offering access to full-text drug references, medical dictionaries, textbooks, medical reference sources and other related materials.

Library / Information Science

Information Science and Library Issues Collection Comprised of content from nearly 100 leading industry journals, this collection provides current and accurate information for the information professional. Coverage includes such topics as data processing techniques, metadata architectures, and more.  Articles are available in both PDF and HTML full-text. Language options and audio files are provided, choose an article and then select “listen” or download to an MP3 player.

Information Science & Technology Abstracts ISTA indexes journal articles from more than 450 publications plus books, research reports, and conference proceedings and patents, with ongoing comprehensive coverage of the most important periodicals in this field. Coverage dates back to the mid 1960s.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts Indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s.

Political Science & Public Affairs

Access UN The premier index to United Nations documents including Official Records, masthead documents, draft resolutions, meeting records, UN Sales Publications, and the UN Treaty Series citations.Also included is the full-text of several thousand UN documents.

Background Notes (Country Fact Sheets)  A collection of works by the United States Department of State providing background information on different countries and US relations with them. These publications include facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty. Available through the State Department's website.

Legal Collection This database contains full text for more than 250 of the world’s most respected law journals. Legal Collection is an authoritative source for information on current issues, studies, thoughts and trends of the legal world.

LexisNexis-Academic
An outstanding service for researching news, business, and legal topics. It contains more than 6,000 sources from all over the world, drawn from print, broadcast, and online media.

Metalib GPO
Searches multiple U.S. federal government databases. It is provided as a service of the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications. 

Military and Government Collection
Offers current news pertaining to all branches  of the military and government and provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals.   

Military and Intelligence Database
Both the historian and reporter on the frontline will find useful information in this collection, composed of content from over 400 journals, which covers all aspects of the past and current state of military affairs. Key subjects covered include: socioeconomic effects of war, governmental policies, the structure of armed forces, and many more.

National Security Archive Contains the most comprehensive collection of primary documents available, including some 63,000 important declassified of critical U.S. policy decision and 29 complete specialized collections.

PAIS Archive
Retrospective database chronicling global public policy and social issues from the early twentieth century through the mid 1970 providing selective subject and bibliographical access to periodicals, books, hearings, reports, gray literature, government publications and other English-language materials published around the world.

PAIS International
The PAIS International database from CSA contains citations to journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference reports, publications of international agencies, microfiche, Internet material, and more. Newspapers and newsletters are not indexed. PAIS International includes publications from over 120 countries throughout the world.

Policy File
Offers access to U.S. foreign and domestic policy papers and gray literature, Policy File is updated weekly with abstracts and links to the latest reports, papers, and documents from think tanks, research institutes, and agencies.

Political Science (ProQuest)
Political Science, International Relations: Journals, Magazines. Search the full-text of leading political science and international relations journals. This collection provides full-text coverage of many core titles included in Worldwide Political Science Abstracts.

Public Administration Abstracts
Includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to public administration, including public administration theory, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. The index contains more than 93,600 records, which are carefully selected from the most important sources within the discipline.

Sage Journals Online
Includes the full-text of 81 journals published by SAGE and participating societies, some journals going back 86 years, encompassing over 20,400 articles. It covers such subjects as Criminal Justice, Juvenile Delinquency, Juvenile Justice, Corrections, Penology, Policing, Forensic Psychology, and Family and Domestic Violence.

Science & Technology

AccessScience
This database is the online equivalent of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology.  It provides access to authoritative encyclopedic articles in all major areas of science and technology.

ACM Digital Library
The most comprehensive collection of full-text articles and bibliographic records in existence today covering the fields of computing and information technology. The full-text database includes the complete collection of ACM's publications, including journals, conference proceedings, magazines, newsletters, and multimedia titles.

AGRICOLA
Contains bibliographic records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Library dating back to 1970 and including more than 4.1 million citations. The citations are comprised of journal articles, monographs, theses, patents, software, audiovisual materials, and technical reports related to agriculture.

Agriculture Collection
A custom collection of nearly 200 titles focused on agriculture and its related fields: from practical aspects of farming to cutting edge scientific research in horticulture.

Applied Science & Technology Index Retrospective (1913-1983) 
Applied Science & Technology Index Retrospective provides coverage dating back to 1913 and includes the complete files of Industrial Arts Index (1913-1957). Updated subject headings ensure that a search, using either old or new search terms, will return all of the information on that subject, while original subject headings offer insight into the way the issues of the day were framed.

Biological and Agricultural Index Plus
Coverage includes a wide range of scientific journals, from popular to professional, that pertain to biology and agriculture.

Biology Journals
Provides access to a wide range of biology topics. There are more than 325 titles available in full-text covering a wide range of biology-related topics.

Biotechnology Information  Advances science and health by providing access to biomedical and genomic information.

Chem ID Plus
A free database of 350,000 chemical compounds. Records consist of name, synonyms, CAS number, molecular formula, and direct links to biomedical resources.

General Science Collection
A custom collection of over 200 journals, providing researchers with the information needed to stay current on the latest scientific developments -- including such topics as particle physics, advanced mathematics, and nanotechnology.  Articles are available in both PDF and HTML full-text.

INSPEC
The INSPEC database contains nearly 12 million bibliographic abstracts and indexing to journal articles, conference proceedings, technical reports and other literature in the fields of science and technology.

ScienceDirect
Our subscription to ScienceDirect includes access to the full-text to journal titles in the areas of science, psychology, pharmacology, business and medicine.  Additionally, abstract and bibliographic information is available for the entire database of 2,200 journal titles, eBooks, reference works, handbooks, and book series.

Science Full Text Select
Provides full text for more than 400 journals dating as far back as 1994. Subject coverage includes agriculture & agricultural research, atmospheric science, biochemistry, biology, biotechnology, botany, chemistry, environmental science, geology, marine biology microbiology, physics and much more.
Includes all the full-text content from Applied Science & Technology Full Text, Biological & Agricultural Index Plus, and General Science Full Text, plus science content from other databases.

Science Journals (ProQuest)
This database is for both the applied and general sciences. With coverage dating back to 1986, ProQuest Science Journals features over 1030 titles, with more than 760 available in full-text .

SciFinder  
SciFinder is a research discovery tool that allows college students and faculty to access a wide range of research from many scientific disciplines, including biomedical sciences, chemistry, engineering, materials science, agricultural science, and more. Students must create their own sign in using a tsu.edu email account:  SciFinder (First Time New User Registration View Tutorials.

TOXNET Database on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases maintained by the NIH.

Urban Planning & Environmental Policy

Urban Studies Abstracts
Includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to urban studies, including urban affairs, community development, urban history, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. The index contains more than 51,600 records, which are carefully selected from the most important sources within the discipline.

Sage Journals Online
Includes the full-text of 81 journals published by SAGE and participating societies, some journals going back 86 years, encompassing over 20,400 articles. SAGE publishes many journals in the areas of urban planning, urban revitalization, and social policies.

Sanborn Maps - Texas Digital Collection Provides digital access to large-scale maps of American towns and cities. Users have the ability to manipulate the maps, magnify and zoom in on specific sections. Provides detailed property & land-use records of 12,000 plus U.S. towns and cities throughout the past one hundred years. The maps enable researchers to trace the architectural history of individual buildings or entire communities. TSU subscribes to the Texas collection.

TRID - Transport Research International Documentation The TRID Online database contains over half a million records of published transportation research including technical reports, books, conference proceedings and journal articles. Currently there are almost 24,000 TRIS records with links to electronic copies of the full-text. 

HUD USER eBookstore Contains eBooks on housing research. Ebooks may be downloaded in Mobi, ePub, or PDF format.    

See  also: Environmental Health and Political Science

 

General Article, eBook and Reference Databases

Multidisciplinary Article Databases:

Academic One File Premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. Extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects.

Academic Search Complete Academic multidisciplinary database providing full text for 4,450+ scholarly publications, including full text for 3,500+ peer-reviewed journals.

Directory of Open Access Journals This service offers access to a range of open access scholarly journals, all subjects, and languages.

EBSCOhost This menu provides access to a variety of proprietary full-text and popular databases covering a variety of subjects, from general reference collections to specially designed, subject-specific databases.

Essay and General Literature Index (H.W. Wilson)
Cites thousands of essays, chapters, and articles contained in many anthologies and collections. Emphasis is placed on the humanities and social sciences with subject coverage ranging from literary works, art history, drama, and film.

Fuente Academica Offers more than 450 scholarly journals from Latin America, Portugal and Spain. All major subject areas are covered.

Highwire Press Free online full-text articles of peer reviewed journals and scholarly content produced by a Division of the Stanford University Libraries.

IngentaConnect IngentaConnect offers one of the most comprehensive collections of academic and professional research articles online - some 4.5 million articles from 13,500 publications.

JSTOR Academic journals and other scholarly content, including images, letters, oral histories, pamphlets, and other primary sources. Texas Southern University can access the following JSTOR collections: Arts & Sciences I Collection, Arts & Sciences II Collection, Business I Collection, Ecology & Botany Collection, and Health & General Sciences Collection. Note: Much of the content on JSTOR is not current, and should therefore be used in conjunction with other databases.

OmniFile Full Text Mega (H.W. Wilson)Full text articles from over 2,500 publications, and indexing and abstracts from nearly 3,600 publications, to support in core undergraduate subjects and for cross-disciplinary work.

ProQuest DatabasesGives users access to a broad range of authoritative resources, content, and services, including leading journals, periodicals, news content, rare and archival information, dissertations, research reports, eBooks, and multimedia.

Sage Journals Online Includes the full-text of 81 journals published by SAGE and participating societies, some journals going back 86 years, encompassing over 20,400 articles. It covers such subjects as Criminal Justice, Juvenile Delinquency, Juvenile Justice, Corrections, Penology, Policing, Forensic Psychology, Family and Domestic Violence, Gerontology and Aging, Social Policies, and Urban Studies.

E-Book Collections:

eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)  Provides access to EBSCOhost eBook Collection of more than 28,000 electronic books covering a wide variety of subject disciplines.  Formerly known as NetLibrary.

ebrary  A collection of online full text books in all academic subject areas which allow multiple users simultaneous access. 

Google Books  Searches the full text of books and magazines that Google has scanned. Includes roughly 20 million books, although many newer titles are available only in sections because of copyright restrictions.

General Reference Sources:

Funk & Wagnall’s New World Encyclopedia Indexes over 25,000 records, covering an array of topics. Full text for each record may be easily accessed by double clicking on the topic from the display. The database contains various images, offers brief biographies as well as information in a variety of subject areas.

General Reference Center Gold (Gale) General interest database that integrates a variety of sources - newspapers, reference books, magazines, and trade publications. Find articles on current events, popular culture, business and industry trends, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more.

Handbook of Texas Online
A multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture.

Literati by Credo ReferenceCredo Reference is an online reference service featuring full-text content from hundreds of reference books covering every major subject. Other types of content include images, maps, photos, diagrams, sound clips and more.

MasterFILE Premier  This multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps & flags.

Reference USA One of the world's largest databases of industry and company information, with contact information, sales and employee figures. It is searchable by yellow page heading, SIC code, and geography.

Dissertation Collections:

Dissertations and ThesesWith more than 2.4 million entries, the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) database is the most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses in the world. UMI offers over 2 million titles for purchase in microfilm or paper formats. More than 930,000 are available in PDF format for immediate free download and an average of 2,000 new PDFs are added to the database each week.

Dissertations for Black Studies  Database contains doctoral dissertations and masters’ theses on a wide variety of topics and subject areas relating to Black Studies. It provides access to the record of scholarship on Black Studies in the United States.

Popular Sources, News & Magazine Collections

Consumer Health, Computing and Popular Interest

Computer Database Use this database to find computer-related product introductions, news and reviews.

Computer SourceInformation and current trends in high technology. This database offers full text for nearly 300 publications and indexing and abstracts for nearly 450 publications. 

Health Sources: Consumer Edition Rich collection of consumer health information providing access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines covering many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.

Internet and Personal Computing Abstracts Provides abstracts and indexing for literature related to personal computing products and developments in business, the Internet, the home, and all other applied areas. Over 400 of the most important trade publications, mainstream computer magazines, and professional journals are covered, including those that focus on specific topics such as Macintosh and Windows platforms, programming, web development and more.

Pop Culture Collection From the Hunger Games to the SXSW Festival, this collection provides sources for those researching popular culture.

News & Current Events

Access World News (NewsBank)
This comprehensive news collection is ideal for exploring issues and events at the local, regional, national and international level. Its diverse source types include print and online-only newspapers, blogs, newswires, journals, broadcast transcripts and videos. Includes the Houston Chronicle, USA Today and most major metros. Use it to explore a specific event or to compare a wide variety of viewpoints on topics such as politics, business, health, sports, cultural activities and people. Content is easily searched and sorted through an intuitive, map-based interface. To view tutorial, click here: http://vimeopro.com/newsbank/tsu. password is tsu.

Ethnic NewsWatch  Ethnic NewsWatch™ (ENW) features newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic and minority press, providing researchers access to essential, often overlooked perspectives. With titles dating from 1990, ENW presents an unmatched, comprehensive, full-text collection of more than 2.2 million articles from more than 330 publications offering both national and regional coverage. It includes community publications, as well as top scholarly journals on ethnicities and ethnic studies. This unique resource covers African American/Caribbean/African, Arab/Middle Eastern, Asian/Pacific Islander, European/Eastern European, Hispanic, Jewish, and Native People.

National Newspaper Index Provides quick access to the indexing of America’s top five newspapers in one seamless search: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post.

Newspaper Source Provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 (U.S.) & international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for 389 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are also provided.

NewsVault Delivers the definitive cross-searching experience for exploring your library's collection of Gale historical newspapers. With the power to search over 10 million digitized facsimile pages, NewsVault provides an unparalleled window to the past.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context An engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Database features continuously updated viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal.  Language options are provided.

Regional Business News This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

TOPICsearch Contains full text for over 60,000 articles from 399 diverse sources including international and regional newspapers, EBSCO's collection of periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information.

Historical Newspapers & Periodicals

American Periodical Series Over 1,100 periodicals that first began publishing between 1740 and 1900, including special interest and general magazines, literary and professional journals, children’s and women’s magazines, and many other historically-significant periodicals.

Historical Chicago Defender The Chicago Defender (1910-1975) offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.

Historical New York TimesThe Historical New York Times (1851-2009) offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.

Historical Washington Post The Washington Post (1877-1994) offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.

Texas

Handbook of Texas Online A multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture.

Sanborn Maps - Texas Digital Collection Provides digital access to large-scale maps of American towns and cities. Users have the ability to manipulate the maps, magnify and zoom in on specific sections. Provides detailed property & land-use records of 12,000 plus U.S. towns and cities throughout the past one hundred years. The maps enable researchers to trace the architectural history of individual buildings or entire communities. TSU subscribes to the Texas collection.

Texas Reference Center  Includes more than 80 full text journals and books about Texas history, ethnic & cultural diversity, gender studies, literature, public health, business as well as home & garden and sports & leisure. The database also contains biographies as well as newspapers containing Texas and national news coverage.

Texas State Library and Archives Commission  This site presents facts and information about Texas as well as links to various agencies of Texas State Government.  

Vocational and Career Resources

O*NET OnLine O*NET OnLine (Occupational Information Network) is a comprehensive database of worker attributes and job characteristics. The O*NET database includes information on skills, abilities, work activities, and interests associated with over 950 occupations. Each occupational title and code is based on the most current version of the Standard Occupational Classification system.   

Vocations and Careers Collection Finding the right career can be a daunting and high stakes task: finding an appropriate institution of learning, job searching, and maintaining a career are all topics covered by this collection, providing current and applicable content for all vocational milestones. Offering content from nearly 400 journals, this collection provides content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.

 

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