Databases for Research

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All EBSCOhost Databases (EBSCOhost) - Full Text

Gateway to all Robert F. Kidd Library's EBSCOhost databases through WV Library Commission College Consortium - cross-searchable, providing coverage for journal articles and other information in academic disciplines. Databases included are described on the database selection page.

Resource Types: Database Gateway

Subjects: General and Multidisciplinary

RFK Library databases offered through the Gale Group gateway - Academic OneFile, Biography in Context, General OneFile, Health and Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module, Literature Resource Center, LitFinder, Modern Language Association International Bibliography, Opposing Viewpoints in Context, and Student Resources in Context.

Resource Types: Database Gateway

Subjects: General and Multidisciplinary; Marketing and Advertising

Multidisciplinary with full text for more than 2,100 journals, including over 1,700 peer-reviewed titles covering virtually every area of academic study with backfiles as far back as 1985.

Resource Types: Journal and Magazine Articles

Subjects: Art, Architecture, and Applied Arts; Biology; Business and Economics; Criminal Justice; Education; Environmental Sciences; Forestry and Agriculture; General and Multidisciplinary; Geography; Health, Medicine, and Nursing; History; Journalism; Languages and Literature; Marketing and Advertising; Music, Dance, Drama, and Film; Physical Sciences and Mathematics; Psychology; Science and Technology; Social Sciences

Alternative health database with full text for more than 180 complementary and alternative medicine journals, reports, proceedings and newsletters plus hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, etc. Full text coverage dates back to 1990 with abstracts going back as far as 1984.

Subjects: Health, Medicine, and Nursing

Covers full text articles from more than 300 periodical dating back to 1995 with indexing, abstracting of over 600 periodicals dating as far back as 1984, including 280 peer-reviewed journals, dissertations, etc.; includes fine, decorative and commercial art, folk art, photography, film and architecture, and also a database-specific thesaurus.

Subjects: Art, Architecture, and Applied Arts; Music, Dance, Drama, and Film

Full text articles from over 100 journals dating back to 1997, indexing and abstracts of more than 380 publications covering agriculture and agricultural research, atmospheric science, biochemistry, biology, biotechnology, botany, chemistry, environmental science, geology, marine biology microbiology, physics and more.

Subjects: Biology; Forestry and Agriculture; Science and Technology

Britannica Online Academic Edition (Britannica) - Full Text

Encyclopedia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools providing comprehensive, relevant materials for thorough research for college-level learners, researchers and faculty.

Resource Types: Reference

Subjects: General and Multidisciplinary; Reference

Full text from more than 510 key publications dating back to 1995 covering a wide range of specialties.

Subjects: Business and Economics; Marketing and Advertising

Provides convenient access to easily understandable health and medical information. Consumers can search and browse within medical encyclopedias, popular reference books and magazine articles.

Subjects: Health, Medicine, and Nursing

Full text coverage from over 350 journals as far back as 1996 plus indexing of more than 770 periodicals dating back to 1983. Coverage includes adult education, multicultural/ethnic education, special education, teaching methods, and much more.

Subjects: Education

Contains more than 1.3 million records and links to more than 323,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966. ALL ED# articles up through June 2006 are available on microfiche in the RFK library.

Subjects: Education; Health, Medicine, and Nursing; Music, Dance, Drama, and Film

ERIC (U.S. Dept of Education)

Bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials and, if available, includes links to full text.

Subjects: Education; Health, Medicine, and Nursing; Music, Dance, Drama, and Film

Focuses on high school level work and supports both student research and classroom instruction with rich, reliable content and easy-to-use functionality. Designed for high school students, users can look up articles and facts for research papers, class projects, or homework from the world's leading magazines and reference books.

Gateway to FirstSearch databases, providing coverage of much of the journal literature for academic disciplines - includes ArticleFirst (OCLC index of articles from the contents pages of journals), ClasePeriodica (index of Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities), Ebooks (OCLC catalog of online electronic books available through libraries worldwide), ECO (OCLC collection of scholarly journals), ERIC (Journal articles and reports in education), GPO (U.S. government publications), MEDLINE (all areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing), OAISter (union catalog of digital resources), PapersFirst (OCLC index of papers presented at conferences worldwide), Proceedings (OCLC index of worldwide conference proceedings), WorldCat (OCLC catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide), WorldCatDissertations (database of all dissertations and theses available in WorldCat).

Resource Types: Database Gateway

Subjects: General and Multidisciplinary

Over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

Resource Types: Reference

Subjects: Reference

Full text from more than 100 periodicals dating as far back as 1995 plus indexing/abstracts for nearly 300 periodicals dating back to 1984. Covers astronomy, biology, botany, chemistry, conservation, health & medicine, oceanography, physics, zoology and much more.

Subjects: Health, Medicine, and Nursing; Science and Technology

Search for court cases, journals, and books. Fees apply for some items but court cases are free. Books may frequently be obtained via interlibrary loan; see a librarian for details.

Resource Types: Database Gateway

Subjects: General and Multidisciplinary

U.S. government publications (can generally connect to a publication through URL link in record).

Resource Types: Database Gateway; Reference

Subjects: General and Multidisciplinary; Reference

Covers all aspects of human impact to the environment with indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records. Its government and general-interest titles include content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.

Subjects: Art, Architecture, and Applied Arts; Biology; Education; Environmental Sciences; Forestry and Agriculture; Marketing and Advertising; Science and Technology

Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia (WV Library Commission) - Full Text

Provided courtesy of the West Virginia Library Commission's WV Info Depot. Articles, research starters, world newspapers, lesson plans, and much more.

Resource Types: Reference

Subjects: Reference

JSTOR (Jstor) - Full Text

GSC's four JSTOR collections provide access to 471 full text journals. Our JSTOR collections are: Arts and Sciences II; Arts and Sciences III; Ecology & Botany; and Language & Literature. These collections cover a large number disciplines.

Resource Types: Journal and Magazine Articles

Subjects: Art, Architecture, and Applied Arts; Biology; Business and Economics; Criminal Justice; Education; Environmental Sciences; Forestry and Agriculture; General and Multidisciplinary; Geography; Health, Medicine, and Nursing; History; Journalism; Languages and Literature; Marketing and Advertising; Music, Dance, Drama, and Film; Physical Sciences and Mathematics; Psychology; Social Sciences; West Virginia

LearningExpressLibrary (WV Library Commission) - Full Text

Practice Tests/Tutorial Courses/Writing Improvement. Provided courtesy of the West Virginia Library Commission's WV Info Depot. Offers study guides, e-books, and practice tests for major standardized exams like the GRE, Praxis, ASVAB and many others.

Resource Types: Test Preparation

Subjects: Biology; Business and Economics; Criminal Justice; Education; General and Multidisciplinary; Geography; Health, Medicine, and Nursing; History; Languages and Literature; Physical Sciences and Mathematics; Science and Technology; Social Sciences

Library Catalog (NorLN) (Innovative Interfaces, Inc.)

Robert F. Kidd Library's online catalog for finding books, videos, DVDs, journals and other materials housed in the library as well as direct links to e-materials in WVDELI, EBSCOhost, etc.

Resource Types: Books; Reference; Video and Music

Subjects: Reference

Full text of over 170 journals and abstracts/indexing for over 400 journals going back as far as 1980 covering all aspects of library information.

Resource Types: Reference

Subjects: Education; Reference

Indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings covering librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.

Resource Types: Reference

Subjects: Education; Reference; Social Sciences

Abstracting/indexing for over 5,400 current, biomedical journals (some linked to full text). Covers medicine, nursing, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and other related topics.

Subjects: Health, Medicine, and Nursing

Official climate publications of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) national data centers - compiled using information from weather observing sites supervised by NOAA/National Weather Service. All online publications are FREE of charge for all .gov, .edu, .k12, .us, and .mil domains.

Subjects: Science and Technology

Newspaper Archives of United States (Library of Congress) - Full Text

Provided courtesy of the Library of Congress. Contains tens of millions of searchable newspaper pages dating as far back as the 1789.

Resource Types: News and Newspapers

Subjects: General and Multidisciplinary; History; Journalism; Social Sciences

Full text material from approximately 2,700 publications, many of which are peer-reviewed covering many disciplines.

Resource Types: Journal and Magazine Articles

Subjects: Art, Architecture, and Applied Arts; Biology; Business and Economics; Criminal Justice; Education; Environmental Sciences; General and Multidisciplinary; Geography; Health, Medicine, and Nursing; History; Journalism; Languages and Literature; Marketing and Advertising; Music, Dance, Drama, and Film; Physical Sciences and Mathematics; Psychology; Science and Technology; Social Sciences

Multidisciplinary juvenile database with more than 70 popular full text magazines for elementary school research. Full text articles are assigned reading level indicators (Lexiles).

Resource Types: Journal and Magazine Articles

Subjects: Education; General and Multidisciplinary

Proquest Criminal Justice (Proquest) - Full Text

Covers all areas of criminal justice with full text scholarly journals, trade publications, crime reports, crime blogs and other relevant materials for researchers or those preparing for careers in criminal justice, law enforcement and other related fields.

Resource Types: Journal and Magazine Articles

Subjects: Criminal Justice; Social Sciences

Pubmed Central (US National Institutes of Health) - Full Text

PubMed Central (PMC) is the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature.

Subjects: Criminal Justice; Health, Medicine, and Nursing

Readers' Guide Full Text Select (EBSCOhost) - Full Text

Full text for more than 250 titles with indexing/abstracting for an even broader selection of the most-wanted popular periodicals providing comprehensive current events coverage and curriculum support in areas of art, business, education, entertainment, health & medicine, history, politics, religion, sports & fitness, travel and much more.

Subjects: Art, Architecture, and Applied Arts; Business and Economics; Education; General and Multidisciplinary; Health, Medicine, and Nursing; History; Languages and Literature; Music, Dance, Drama, and Film; Social Sciences

More than 80 full text regional business publications covering metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

Resource Types: News and Newspapers; Reference

Subjects: Business and Economics; Journalism; Reference

Milestone Documents in American History combines 134 full-text primary source documents with expert analysis and commentary covering the years 1763-2003.

Subjects: History; Social Sciences

Up-to-date bibliographic information and pricing structures for magazines, journals, newspapers, and other serials with nearly 250,000 U.S. and international titles, including newspaper and data from more than 108,000 publishers worldwide, including e-mail and Internet addresses. (This is not an index to articles.)

Resource Types: Reference

Subjects: Reference

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

Subjects: Education

Contains full text from diverse sources including international and regional newspapers, periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information. Covers social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms.

Resource Types: Journal and Magazine Articles

Subjects: Education; General and Multidisciplinary; Languages and Literature; Social Sciences

The West Virginia Encyclopedia is the comprehensive reference resource for the Mountain State of West Virginia. Based on the best-selling West Virginia Encyclopedia, e-WV offers thousands of articles on West Virginia's people and places, history, arts, science and culture.

Resource Types: Reference

Subjects: Health, Medicine, and Nursing; Reference; West Virginia

WorldCat (FirstSearch)

OCLC catalog of books, videos, web resources, and other library items in libraries worldwide.

Resource Types: Books; Reference

Subjects: Reference; West Virginia

WV Info Depot (WV Library Commission) - Full Text

Databases available from the West Virginia Library Commission including Learning Express Library and Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia. Call 304-462-4109 or ext. 6160 for log on information.

Resource Types: Database Gateway

Subjects: General and Multidisciplinary

WVDeli (Overdrive) - Full Text

West Virginia Digital Entertainment Library Initiative. Checkout and download audiobooks, eBooks, music and video from a rapidly growing library collection of digital materials. Sign in by selecting Glenville State College from the library drop down list and using your ten digit college ID number. Call 304-462-4109 if you need help (you must be a registered RFK Library patron).

Resource Types: Books; Reference; Video and Music

Subjects: Art, Architecture, and Applied Arts; Biology; Business and Economics; Criminal Justice; Education; Environmental Sciences; Forestry and Agriculture; General and Multidisciplinary; Geography; Health, Medicine, and Nursing; History; Journalism; Languages and Literature; Marketing and Advertising; Music, Dance, Drama, and Film; Physical Sciences and Mathematics; Reference; Science and Technology; Social Sciences