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A to Z (List of Journals)
A comprehensive list of the library’s electronic journals. Searchable by title and pre-defined general subject areas. Includes links to full-text issues.

Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)
Academic Search Complete is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals.

Accessible Archives
Accessible Archives is a family of thirteen electronic full-text searchable historical databases: American County Histories; African American Newspapers: The 19th Century; The Civil War; Frank Leslie’s Weekly; Godey’s Lady’s Book; The Liberator; The Lily; National Anti-Slavery Standard; National Citizen and Ballot Box; The Pennsylvania Gazette; The Revolution; South Carolina Newspapers; The Virginia Gazette. This primary source archived historical information, previously furnished only in microformat, hard copy form or as images only, has been selected to reflect a broad view of the times, and has been assembled into databases with a strict attention to detail allowing access to specific information with pinpoint accuracy.

American History in Video
Over 1,000 hours of American history video which includes commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries. 

Ancestry.com
Ancestry Library Edition is a new genealogy research tool with more than 1.5 billion names in over 4,000 databases, including records from the United States Census; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; passenger lists and more.

Archives of Scientific Psychology
Archives of Scientific Psychology is the American Psychological Association's first Open Access journal.First published in 2013, it contains 11 sections of types of psychological research.

Association for Computer Machinery Digital Library
Access to free portions of the ACM Digital Library Guide to Computing Literature including ACM TechNews, ACM CareerNews, and more.

Audio Drama
The L.A. Theatre Works Collection delivers, for the first time online, more than three hundred important dramatic works in streaming audio from the curated archive of the nation’s premiere radio theatre company. The plays - which include some of the most significant dramatic literature of the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries - are performed by leading actors from around the world and recorded specifically for online listening.

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Black Thought and Culture
Black Thought and Culture is a landmark electronic collection of approximately 100,000 pages of non-fiction writings by major American black leaders—teachers, artists, politicians, religious leaders, athletes, war veterans, entertainers, and other figures—covering 250 years of history. In addition to the most familiar works, Black Thought and Culture presents a great deal of previously inaccessible material, including letters, speeches, prefatory essays, political leaflets, interviews, periodicals, and trial transcripts.

Black Studies Center
Cross-searchable databases including the Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience, the Chicago Defender, Black Literature Index, and more.  Includes the International Index to Black Periodicals (IIBP) with current and retrospective bibliographies, citations, and abstracts from over 150 scholarly and popular journals, newspapers, and newsletters from the United States, Africa and the Caribbean.  IIBP also provides full-text coverage of over 40 core Black Studies periodicals. 

Britannica Online
Included in this database is Encyclopedia Britannica, Britannica Concise, Videos, Images, Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, journals and magazines, gateway to classics, videos, quotations, Year in Review, World Atlas and World Data.

Business Source Complete (EBSCO)
Business Source  Complete contains  peer-reviewed sources and business related journals, and  offers comprehensive full-text coverage plus indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals, dating back as far as 1886.

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CINAHL Complete (EBSCO)
Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied HealthLiterature. Indexes nursing, allied health, biomedical and consumer health journals.

Communication & Mass Media Complete (EBSCO)
Indexes articles from communications publications, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study to create a research and reference resource encompassing the range of the communication discipline.

Choice Reviews Online
Provides reviews of academic books, electronic media and Internet resources of interest to those in higher education.

Credo Reference
Ready reference electronic books covering every major subject.  This online reference collection features full-text content from hundreds of reference books covering a broad range of subjects. This resource also includes Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary.

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eBook Academic Collection (EBSCO) 

This is a large selection of multidisciplinary eBook titles, representing a broad range of academic subject matter.

eBook Collection (EBSCO)

Access to the library’s vast collection of eBooks (digital versions of print books).  Includes a special electronic reference collection.

EBSCOhost
Included Databases: Academic Search Complete, Business Source Complete, CINAHL, Communication and Mass Media Complete, eBook Academic Collection, eBook Collection, GREENFile, Hospitality and Tourism Complete, Literary Reference Center, Points of View, Regional Business News and SocINDEX.

Education Research Complete (EBSCO)
Education Research Complete is 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.

ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center)

ERIC is an online library of education research and information, sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education.

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Florida Electronic Library
This portal offers access to electronic magazines, newspapers, almanacs, encyclopedias, and books. Topics include current events, education, business, technology, and health issues. Homework help for students and resources for teachers are also provided. Includes OCLC's Catalog of Art Museum Images Online (CAMIO), Gales's Culinary Arts Collection, Gales's Criminal Collection, Gale's Fine Arts & Movie Collection and much more.

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Gale/Artemis Literary Sources
Artemis Literary Sources integrates full-text literary content with metadata and subject indexing and provides workflow tools to analyze information. You can research authors and their works, literary movements and genres. Search across your library's Literature databases to find full text of literary works, journal articles, literature criticism, reviews, biographical information and overviews. These literary sources include: Contemporary Criticism, Short Story Criticism, Dictionary of Literary Biography & Twentieth Century Criticism.

Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
Full-text Reference E-books on a variety of subjects. Subjects covered include arts and humanities, biography and genealogy, business and industries, general and consumer interests, government and political science, health and medicine, law, science and technology, and social sciences. This resource also includes Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary.

Google Scholar
Provides a search of scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including theses, books, abstracts and articles.

GreenFile (EBSCO)
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.

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Hoover's Company Profiles & Reports

Hoover's Basic Company Reports (Westlaw's Campus Research) - *CLICK HERE (Westlaw Campus Research), which opens in a new window; return to this window and click the Hoover's Link. 

Hoover's Company Profiles (Westlaw's Campus Research) - *CLICK HERE (Westlaw Campus Research), which opens in a new window; return to this window and click the Hoover's Link. 

Hoovers Company Profiles, available through Westlaw Campus Research, contain the most recent profile and reports available from Hoover's for more than 41,000 public and private companies (approximately 29,000 U.S. companies and 12,000 non-U.S. companies; 13,000 public and 21,000 private). The profiles and reports provide an in-depth company overviews. It includes information regarding history, executives, operations, and industry codes. SEC Filings are also available.

Hospitality & Tourism Complete (EBSCO)
Scholarly research and industry news relating to all areas of hospitality and tourism.. There is full text for more than 490 publications, including periodicals, company & country reports and books.

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IEEE (pronounced "I-triple E") Xplore
Access to more than 3.6 Million full text journal articles, conference papers and standards from IEEE, IET and VDE. Included with many of these papers are links to multimedia which includes PPT or audio/video files. Content incluses peer reviewed papers on anything that technology touches such as EE, CD, Business, Criminology, Art, and Nursing.

International Index to Music Periodicals Full Text (ProQuest)
This database provides indexing and abstracts for several hundred international music periodicals from over 20 countries, plus full text for more than 140 of the indexed journals. The database currently includes over 770,000 records, the majority from the most recent ten years of publication. Some complete journal runs are included, with indexing back to 1874. Covers the full spectrum of subjects and all aspects of music, including music education, performance, ethnomusicology, musical theatre, theory, popular music forms and composition.

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JSTOR
Full text and images of back issues of selected scholarly journals in history, economics, political science, demography, mathematics, anthropology, sociology, education, literature, and other fields of the humanities and social sciences from the 1800s to 3-5 years ago. Subscription collections include: Arts & Sciences I, Health & General Sciences, and Journal of Military History.

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Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) (A&I)
Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.

Literary Reference Center (EBSCO)
Literary Reference Center (LRC Plus) is a full-text database that combines information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals as well as original content from EBSCO Publishing.

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Naxos (On-Campus Use Only)
Naxos Music Library [NML] is the world´s largest online classical music library. Currently, it offers streaming access to more than 67,470 CDs with more than 969,300 tracks, standard and rare repertoire. Over 800 new CDs are added to the library every month.

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Oxford Music Online
Oxford Music Online is the gateway offering users the ability to access and cross-search multiple music reference resources in one location.

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Points of View Reference Center (EBSCO)
Providing a balance of materials from all viewpoints, Points of View Reference Center includes over 1,300 main essays, leading political magazines from all sides of the political spectrum, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary source documents and reference books.

ProQuest Interface
Databases include International Index to Music Periodicals, ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, ProQuest Environmental Science Journals‎, ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chicago Defender‎, ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times‎, ProQuest Newsstand‎, PsycBOOKS‎ and RILM Abstracts of Music Literature.

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses
This database is the world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from 1861 to the present day and offering full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997.

ProQuest Envrionmental Science Collection
The collection contains environmental science related full-text articles, granular access to figures and tables within articles, environmental impact statements, and the entire range of bibliographic records from Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management (ESPM). ESPM provides unparalleled and comprehensive coverage of the environmental sciences drawn from over 10,000 serials including scientific journals, conference proceedings, reports, monographs, books and government publications.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chicago Defender (1910-1975)
This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times (1851-2008)
This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

ProQuest Newsstand
ProQuest International Newsstand provides information from more than 660 of the world's top newspapers. For nearly all of them, complete articles are available in the ASCII format.

ProQuest PsychBOOKS
ProQuest PsychBooks is a full-text collection of over 1600 books published by APA. Classic books from other publishers are also included, along with over 1,500 authored entries from the APA/Oxford University Press Encyclopedia of Psychology. Coverage: 1806 - current.

PsycTESTS (EBSCO) 
PsycTESTS, produced by the American Psychological Association (APA), serves as a repository for a growing selection of psychological tests and measures, including thousands of actual test instruments and test items that are available for immediate download and use in research and teaching.

PubMed
PubMed comprises more than 24 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.


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Resources for College Libraries (RCL)
RCL is an essential bibliography for four-year undergraduate institutions of core print and electronic resources for academic libraries, featuring over 85,000 titles in 117 subjects. Staff & students may request wanted titles.

Regional Business News (EBSCO)
Regional Business News incorporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

Research Gate
ResearchGate is the world's largest professional network for scientists and researchers. It provides researchers with access to around 40 million abstracts and tens of thousands of full texts, uploaded by the authors themselves. Researchers can search through seven of the largest databases simultaneously, such as PubMED, IEEE & CiteSeer, by using the literature search.

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature (ProQuest)
This database is a comprehensive guide to publications in music from all over the world. It covers articles, books, catalogues, dissertations and other publications from the 1830s to the present.

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SAGE Premier

SAGE Premier provides online access to an interdisciplinary collection of over 645 peer-reviewed, scholarly journals, including high-impact research titles published on behalf of over 245 scholarly and professional societies. This journal collection spans many subject areas including psychology, business, criminal justice, humanities, social sciences, science, technology, medicine and more.

Available B-CU SAGE Journals:
American Educational Research Journal
Journal of Black Psychology
Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research
Journal of Mixed Methods Research
Journal of Transformative Education
Teacher Education and Special Education

Salem Health

Salem Health brings online access to Salem Press’ award-winning health reference works. The first reference set included is Salem Press’ best-selling Magill’s Medical Guide.

Salem History Online
Full-text versions of certain Salem Press titles owned by the library. Search by title or browse by category, geographical location, or curriculum area.

Salem Literature
Salem Literature is a robust online database that includes the complete content of printed reference sets. Purchasing printed reference delivers online access at no additional cost.

Salem Science
Salem Science is a robust online database that includes the complete content of printed reference sets. Titles such as, Applied Science, Earth Science: Earth’s Surface & History, Earth Science: Physics & Chemistry of the Earth and, Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues,

ScienceDirect
ScienceDirect is a leading full-text scientific database hosted on Elsevier’s SciVerse platform. The database offers journal articles and book chapters from more than 2,500 peer-reviewed journals and more than 11,000 books.  Bethune-Cookman has licensed the journal collection Health and Life Sciences (College Edition), which is a subset of this large database. 

SpringerLink
Springer scientific journals provides researchers with access to millions of scientific documents from journals, books, series, protocols and reference works. SpringerLink eBooks contains tens of thousands of materials with copyright years 2005-2014. SpringerLink eBooks is grouped into 13 fully-indexed and searchable subject collections. A wide range of science and social science books are available.

SocINDEX (EBSCO)
SocINDEX™ is a comprehensive sociology research database. Its extensive scope and content provides users with a wealth of extremely useful information, encompassing the broad spectrum of sociological study.

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Value Line
The Value Line Investment Survey Online and Value Line Select covers 1,700 stocks, across 100 industries and represents 90% of the daily US trading volume.

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WestlawNext

Use this advanced legal search engine and research tools such as the West Key Number system, KeyCite, exclusive analytical content and the largest collection of litigation materials and forms. Westlaw is one of the primary online legal research services for lawyers and legal professionals in the United States and is a part of West. In addition, it provides proprietary database services. Information resources on Westlaw include more than 40,000 databases of case law, state and federal statutes, administrative codes, newspaper and magazine articles, public records, law journals, law reviews, treatises, legal forms and other information resources. Westlaw also contains Hoovers Business Profiles and Company Reports and a comprehensive collection of newspaper sources.

WorldCat
WorldCat is the world's largest network of library content and services. WorldCat libraries are dedicated to providing access to their resources on the Web, where most people start their search for information.


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