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Current Research: Finding Articles & Journals Using Databases

Academic Search Premier provides full text coverage for nearly 4,700 scholarly publications, including more than 3,700 peer-reviewed journals. Coverage spans virtually every area of academic study from current articles back to 1975.

Lexis/Nexis Academic Universe includes the full-text of more than 350 major newspapers including the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Financial Times. It has a wealth of legal and business information as well as television transcripts.

CQ Researcher Online Congressional Quarterly’s award-winning weekly report series, provides in-depth, unbiased analyses of current controversial topics. Each issue provides a broad overview of a single subject including a history of the issue, important government actions, pros and cons, and additional reading lists and information for contacting relevant organizations.

Encyclopaedia Britannica Online includes more than 118,000 articles, as well as Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus. It also provides links to Web sites selected, rated, and reviewed by Britannica editors.

History Reference Center offers full text from more than 650 history reference books and encyclopedias, 50 history magazines, 58,000 historical documents, 43,000 biographies and 12,000 historical photos, maps and other images.

Masterfile Premier provides indexing and abstracting to approximately 4,600 journals and general-interest magazines - 1,840 in full-text. It also includes hundreds of full-text books, thousands of biographies, historical documents and photos, maps and flags.

Newspaper Source provides selected full text for 40 national (U.S.) and international newspapers. The database also contains full text television & radio news transcripts, and selected full text for more than 370 regional (U.S.) newspapers.

Gale Virtual Reference Library includes the full-text content from over 200 special topic encyclopedias and other reference books.

Credo Reference includes the full-text content from over 500 reference books covering a broad range of subjects. There are over 3 million entries, 200,000+ images (art, diagrams, maps and photos), and over 100,000 audio pronunciation files and sound clips.

Books

To find in-depth materials on a book search the online book catalog by typing in the title of the work or the name of the author and the word "criticism." You may also type in the title of a work in quotations, such as "Gone with the Wind."

Ebsco e-Book Collection - This collection provides full-text online access to over 100,000 books covering a broad range of topics. Books can be be downloaded or read on most eReaders. Book sections can also be emailed or printed (up to 60 pages).

Salem Press History includes Great Events from History (Ancient World, Middle Ages, Renaissance, 17th Century, 18th Century) and Decades (60s).

Credo Reference includes the full-text content from over 500 reference books covering a broad range of subjects. There are over 3 million entries, 200,000+ images (art, diagrams, maps and photos), and over 100,000 audio pronunciation files and sound clips.

Gale Virtual Reference Library includes the full-text content from over 200 special topic encyclopedias and other reference books.

 

Off-Campus?

Students and staff may log into library databases using their WNC NSHE/STUDENT ID # and password.

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Carson Campus 445-3227
Fallon Campus 423-5330
By email: refdesk@wnc.edu

Finding a Specific Journal

Electronic journals can be searched by selecting " Find Magazines or Newspapers by Title" from the library home page. Researchers may also get a list of e-journals available on a given topic by selecting a subject category using the same link. The following journals are available electronically on government and politics.

Useful Web Sites on Government & Politics

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Elections

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