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Academic Search Complete (one of the world’s largest databases of academic journals and magazines on all subjects)

Agricola (citations to articles, but NOT full-text articles, from agriculture-related documents)

Alt HealthWatch (journals and pamphlets focusing on holistic and integrated approaches to health care)

Applied Science & Technology Full Text (nearly 800 journals dealing with a wide variety of applied science specialties, such as engineering and information science)

Art Full Text (hundreds of journals, many of them including complete articles, covering art history, interior design, photography, and film)

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B

Biography in Context (information about notable people, both contemporary and historical, from a wide range of sources, such as biographical dictionaries, magazines, newspapers, and academic journals)

Biography Index Past and Present (information about notable people primarily from magazine articles; generally provides only citations, but occasionally includes full-text articles)

Biography Reference Bank (information about notable people from periodical articles and biographical dictionaries)

Biological & Agricultural Index Plus (almost 400 journals, over 100 of them including full-text articles, covering all aspects of biology and agriculture)

BioOne Complete (full-text articles from over 200 biology journals)

Bloom’s Literature (information on literature primarily from high school textbooks and academic books)

Book Review Digest Plus (full-text reviews as well as citations to book reviews appearing in magazines)

BrainPOP Jr (educational animation for K-3 students)

Britannica Academic (a general encyclopedia aimed at college students)

Britannica Escolar (Spanish-language encyclopedia for children)

Britannica Learning Zone (encyclopedia for pre-K – 2nd grade)

Britannica Library (a general encyclopedia intended for public library users)

Britannica Moderna (Spanish-language general encyclopedia for secondary students)

Britannica School (encyclopedia for elementary, middle, and high schools)

Business Abstracts with Full Text (full-text articles from over 500 business-related magazines and academic journals)

Business Source Premier (one of the largest and best-known databases for research in all aspects of business; includes full-text articles from more than 2k academic journals and magazines in this field)

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Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers (a searchable database of digitized American newspapers from 1789-1963; produced by Library of Congress)

Company Profiles (over 10,000 MarketLine profiles of the world’s most important companies)

Computer Source (450 periodicals, over 300 of which provide full-text articles, dealing with computer science)

Congress.Gov (formerly known as THOMAS: Legislative Information from the Library of Congress)

Consumer Health Complete (aimed at consumers rather than academic researchers, this database provides health-related information primarily from popular health magazines)

Consumer Reports (an electronic version of this well-known magazine; provides full text coverage and images as well from 1991 to the present)

Country Studies (e-versions of 80 Library of Congress-produced books providing overviews of select countries, e.g. India: A Country Study)

Credo Reference (articles from almost 900 reference works, such as subject-specific encyclopedias)

CultureGrams (information on countries, U.S. states, and Canadian provinces)

Current Biography Illustrated (focuses on information about celebrities)

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D

Directory of Open Access Journals [DOAG] (free journal articles; strongest in the sciences)

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E

Ebook Central (ProQuest) (over 200k academic books)

eBook Collection (EBSCOhost) (over 130k academic books)

EBSCOhost Platform (all EBSCO databases that Converse subscribes to)

EDGAR: SEC Company Filings (financial information about public U.S. companies)

Education Full Text (indexes almost 800 journals in education and provides full-text articles from over 350 of these)

ERIC (probably the most comprehensive database in education; covers thousands of periodicals and other resources focusing on the field of education, but, compared to other education databases, does NOT provide a high percentage of full-text journal articles)

Essay and General Literature Index (citations to essays published in books)

European Views of the Americas, 1493 to 1750 (citations to European publications on the Americas; NO full text)

Explora for Elementary Schools (100-ish full-text magazines as well as several encyclopedias and dictionaries aimed at elementary school students)

Explora for Middle Schools (170+ full-text magazines as well as several encyclopedias and dictionaries appropriate for middle school students)

Explora for High Schools (nearly 500 full-text magazines as well as several encyclopedias and dictionaries appropriate for high school students)

Explora for Public Libraries (full-text popular magazines as well as a number of reference sources aimed at the general public)

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Fuente Academica (academic journals from Latin America, Spain, and Portugal)

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (a general encyclopedia)

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Gale Literary Sources (a database covering mostly (but not exclusively) English-language literature and comprising all sorts of resources, including reference works, academic journals, book reviewing magazines, and even full-length monographs)

Gale Virtual Reference Library (a small set of reference resources on various subjects)

General Science Full Text (indexes almost 300 popular science magazines and scholarly scientific journals and provides full-text articles from around 100 of these titles)

Google Books (academic books on all subjects)

Google Scholar (books, articles, conference proceedings in all disciplines)

GreenFILE (information on the environment from academic, government, and general interest resources; most references include ONLY ABSTRACTS of the articles)

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Health Source: Consumer Edition (almost 80 full-text consumer health magazines)

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (over 500 full-text scholarly journals)

History Reference Center (a multimedia resource that includes reference sources, academic journals, primary historical documents, and videos)

Humanities Full Text (provides full-text articles from 300-ish core journals in history, religion, philosophy, literature, theatre, and film; provides citations to articles in another 400-ish journals)

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Index to Legal Periodicals & Books Full Text (over 400 full-text legal periodicals)

Infoplease (an almanac)

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JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association

JSTOR (non-current academic journals in all subjects)
(Arts and Sciences I, II, III, V, VII, VIII, and Music Collection)

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K

Kids InfoBits (magazines and reference resources for K-5 students)

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Learn360 (multimedia resource for K-12 students; includes videos, images, audio files, articles, and activities)

LearningExpress Library (guides to graduate school entrance exams such as the GRE, MCAT, LSAT)

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (indexes over 500 journals in this discipline, but does NOT provide full-text articles from them)

Library Literature & Information Science INDEX (indexes over 400 journals in the field, but provides ONLY citations to the articles)

Liebert Online (academic journals in the life sciences and medicine)

Literary Reference Center (an eclectic database comprising literary criticism, author biographies, plot summaries, and even complete classic works of literature)

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MLA [Modern Languages Association] International Bibliography (citations to and, occasionally, full-text articles from academic journals, books, dissertations, etc. on literature and language)

MAS Ultra – School Edition (full-text articles from 500 popular high school-level magazines)

MasterFILE Premier (full-text articles from 1,700 non-academic periodicals)

MEDLINE with Full Text (full-text articles from nearly 1,500 medical journals)

Middle Search Plus (full-text articles from 140 popular magazines for middle school students)

Military and Government Collection (nearly 300 full-text periodicals dealing with all branches of the military and government)

Music & Performing Arts Collection (full-text of 300-ish American and international journals in these two fields; citations and abstracts for articles in hundreds of additional journals)

Musical Theater Songs

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N

Naxos Music Library

Newswires (current month’s articles from newswires such as AP and UPI)

Newspaper Source Plus (more than 800 full-text American and international newspapers)

NoveList K-8 Plus (recommends children’s and young adult novels based on user-selected criteria)

NoveList Plus (recommends novels based on user-selected criteria)

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OpenDissertations (citations to dissertations/theses from the early 20th to the present; OCCASIONALLY provides a link to the COMPLETE DISSERTATION/THESIS)

Opposing Viewpoints in Context (periodical articles on controversial issues)

Oxford English Dictionary [OED] (traces the historical development of English-language words)

Oxford Music Online

Oxford Reference (almost 900 reference resources, such as subject-specific encyclopedias, in all subjects)

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PASCAL [Partnership Among South Carolina Academic Libraries] (books [etc.] in South Carolina’s college and university libraries)

PLOS [Public Library of Science] (open access biological and medical journals)

Play Index (reference to plays published in anthologies and collections)

Points of View Reference Center (periodical articles on controversial issues)

PowerSearch (searches multiple Gale databases at once)

Primary Search (70+ magazines for elementary school students)

Professional Development Collection (full-text articles from over 500 journals in education)

PsycINFO and PsycARTICLES  (indexes over 2k periodicals related to psychology and provides full-text articles for around 90 journals published by the American Psychological Association)

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection (full-text articles from almost 400 journals in the social sciences)

Psychology Ebook Collection (335 eBooks in the Psychology collection of Oxford University Press’ University Press Scholarship Online (UPSO)

PubMed (more than 29 million citations to biomedical literature from Medline, etc., with occasional links to full-text articles)

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Readers’ Guide Full Text Mega (indexes over 450 popular magazines and provides full-text articles from 250 of these titles)

Regional Business News (made up mostly of full-text articles from 80-ish regional business publications)

Religion and Philosophy Collection (full-text articles from more than 300 journals in these two fields)

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature

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Science Reference Center (science encyclopedias, reference books, and periodicals)

Science.gov (scientific information generated by federal governmental agencies such as the EPA, the National Library of Medicine, and NASA)

SCIWAY (web sites providing information on South Carolina)

Short Story Index (references to short stories in anthologies and collections)

Small Business Reference Center  (many types of resources, including trade publications, of interest to the small business community)

Social Sciences Full Text (full-text articles and citations to articles in core journals in economics, psychology, sociology, anthropology, etc.)

StudySC (supports South Carolina-specific curriculum standards)

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Teacher Reference Center (abstracts, but not the full text, of articles from nearly 300 journals for teachers and school administrators)

TOPICsearch (various kinds of publications on all subjects)

TumbleBooks (a collection of ebooks for K-6 students)

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U

USA.gov: The U.S. Government’s Official Web Portal

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V

Vocational and Career Collection (over 300 trade and industry-related periodicals)

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W

Women Writers Online (works by women authors from the 1500s through the 1800s)

Women’s Magazine Archive (six women’s interest magazines from the 19th through the 21st century)

World FactBook (brief information on all countries)

WorldCat (world’s largest listing of books held by libraries)

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Databases designated by the DISCUS logo are provided by DISCUS, South Carolina’s Virtual Library.

Databases designated by the PASCAL logo are provided by the Partnership Among South Carolina Academic Libraries and are funded by the South Carolina General Assembly through an appropriation to the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education.