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AAPG DATAPAGES

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Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
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Vendor/Platform: AAPG
Content Type: Citations and abstracts of journal articles with links to some full-text
Database Description:
A subsidiary of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), Datapages is a non-profit organization serving the needs of petroleum geology professionals and students worldwide. It endeavors to make geological publications accessible by digitally capturing geological publications and archiving them to electronic media.
Dates of Coverage: Varies
Subject Librarian: Vacant

ABI/INFORM

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Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
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Vendor/Platform: FirstSearch (OCLC)
Content Type: Citations and abstracts of journal articles with links to some full-text
Database Description: The ABI/INFORM Global Edition, published by UMI, contains abstracts of articles from approximately 1000 international journals covering business and management and related functional areas. Subject coverage includes: accounting, auditing, economics, electronic data processing, engineering management, finance, law and taxation, marketing, advertising, personnel, banking, insurance, public administration, real estate and telecommunications. Articles are selected from more than 1000 journals and approximately 400 of these are considered core journals dealing exclusively with business, industry and management journals.
Dates of Coverage: 1971 to present
Subject Librarian: Vacant

Abstracts In Anthropology

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Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
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Vendor/Platform: MetaPress
Content Type: Citations and abstracts of journal articles.
Database Description:
Dates of Coverage:
Subject Librarian: Cathy Moore-Jansen

ACLS Humanities E-Book

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Number of Simultaneous users: Unlimited
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Vendor/Platform: American Council of Learned Societies 
Content Type: Full-text electronic journals
Description: Formerly ACLS History E-Book Project (name changed January 2007).  ACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB) is a collection of over 1500 books in the Humanities. 
Dates of Coverage:
Subject Librarian:
Lorraine Madway

ACS WEB EDITIONS/ARCHIVES

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Number of Simultaneous users: Unlimited
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Vendor/Platform: American Chemical Society  
Content Type: Full-text electronic journals
Description: ACS Web Editions provides online access to 30 journals published by the American Chemical Society and is fully integrated with the ACS Journal Archives that provides online access of all titles from 1879 to present Web Editions.
Dates of Coverage: 1879 to present
Subject Librarian:
Vacant

ACM DIGITAL LIBRARY

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Number of Simultaneous users: Unlimited
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Vendor/Platform: Association of Computing Machinery
Content Type: Full-text electronic journals
Description: Full-text access to the journal, newsletters, and conference proceedings published by the Association of Computing Machinery.
Dates of Coverage:
Subject Librarian:
Vacant

AEROSPACE DATABASE

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Vendor/Platform: Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (CSA)
Content Type:
Citations and abstracts of journal articles with links to some full-text
Database
Description: Aerospace Database is a bibliographic and abstract reference of two print publications: International Aerospace Abstracts (IAA) and Scientific and Technical Aerospace Reports (STAR). It is a comprehensive engineering and technology information resource providing worldwide bibliographic coverage of published and unpublished scientific and technical literature. Over 1,600 periodicals from worldwide sources are scanned, with over 50% originating outside the U.S. Summary abstracts are provided for 95% of the records. AIAA Aerospace Database provides bibliographic coverage of basic and applied research in aeronautics, astronautics, and space sciences. The database also covers technology development and applications in complimentary and supporting fields such as chemistry, geosciences, physics, communications, and electronics. In addition to periodic literature, the database also includes coverage of reports issued by NASA, other U.S. government agencies, international institutions, universities, and private firms. The nonprofit American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is the principal society and voice serving the aerospace profession. Its primary purpose is to advance the arts, sciences, and technology of aeronautics and astronautics and to foster and promote the professionalism of those engaged in thee pursuits.
Dates of Coverage: 1986 to present
Subject Librarian: Vacant

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AIAA ONLINE TECHNICAL  PAPERS

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Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
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Vendor/Platform: AIAA
Content Type:
Full-text conference proceedings
Description: There is the full-text of AIAA meeting papers from 1996 to the present.  AIAA provides a search interface.  Use Aerospace Database for full indexing of AIAA papers.  The library=s collection of AIAA papers is available in the Reserve Area on the first floor for the years 1971 to the present (Microfiche 2436).  They are arranged by paper number with the first two digits being the year of publication.  The collection is complete from 1986 to the present.  Selected papers are available for 1971-1985.  Do a title search in the Online Catalog for AIAA papers for the library holdings for those years.
Dates of Coverage: 1996 to present

Subject Librarian: Vacant

AMERICA: HISTORY AND LIFE

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Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
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Vendor/Platform: ABC-CLIO
Content Type: Citations of journals articles, dissertations, and book and media reviews. No full-text
Database Description: AMERICAN: HISTORY AND LIFE is a complete bibliographic reference to the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Published since 1964, the database comprises almost 400,000 bibliographic entries. The extensive database covers over 2,000 journals published worldwide. In addition to covering all key English-language historical journals, American: History and Life coverage includes selected historical journals from major countries, state and local history journals, and a targeted selection of hundreds of journals in the social sciences and humanities journals. Over 90% of the articles included are published in English-language journals. In addition to articles, each year America: History and Life includes approximately 6,000 citations of book and media reviews from a selection of over one hundred key journals in US and Canadian history and related fields. The database also includes citations to abstracts of dissertations published in these areas.
Dates of Coverage: 1964 to present
Subject Librarian: Lorraine Madway
 

AMERICAN STATE PAPERS, 1789-1838

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Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
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Vendor/Platform: Newsbank Inc.
Content Type: Full-text; every volume contains an index.
Database Description: The American State Papers, comprising a total of 38 volumes, contains the legislative and executive documents of Congress during the period 1789-1838. 
The collection includes documents that cover the critical historical gap from 1789 to the printing of the first volume of the U.S. Serial Set in 1817.  The books are arranged in ten topical classes (or series):  I. Foreign Relations, II. Indian Affairs, III. Finances, IV. Commerce and Navigation, V. Military Affairs, VI. Naval Affairs, VII. Post Office Department, VIII. Public Lands, IX. Claims, and X. Miscellaneous.  The thirty-eight volumes contain 6,278 documents.
Dates of Coverage: 1789-1838
Subject Librarian: Nan Myers

AMERICA'S HISTORICAL NEWSPAPERS

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Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
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Vendor/Platform: Newsbank Inc.
Content Type: Full-text;
Database Description:
Early American newspapers including titles from all 50 states.  Includes:  Early American Newspapers, Series I (1690-1876); Early American Newspapers, Series II (1758-1900); and Early American Newspapers, Series III (1829-1922).
Dates of Coverage: 1690-1922
Subject Librarian: Lorraine Madway

 

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ANTHROPOLOGY PLUS

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Number of Simultaneous Users: 10 shared with KSU & KU
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Vendor/Platform: Research Libraries Group (RLG)
Content Type:
Citations of journal articles, books chapters, and book reviews. No abstracts or full-text
Database Description: Anthropology Plus (ANT) indexes articles, essays, and chapters from journals, serials, and edited works received by the Tozzer Library, the anthropology library of Harvard University. These works are published in English and other European languages from 1984 to the present and are primarily focused on anthropology, archaeology, and related fields. It is considered one of the most important research tools in anthropology. The subject areas include archeology, art history, biological anthropology, cultural and social anthropology, demography, economics, ethnohistory, folklore, genetics, geography, geology, history, linguistics, music, psychology, religion, and sociology. Book, film, video reviews, interviews, and conference reports are not included. Special note: The call number that appears in each ANT record is not Ablah Library's call number. It is the special number of the Tozzer Library which created this database. If you need help in finding out if Ablah Library has the cited journal or work, please contact a librarian at the Reference Desk.
Dates of Coverage: 1984 to present
Subject Librarian: Cathy Moore-Jansen

APPLIED SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FULL TEXT

Guide: General guide on WilsonWeb available in pdf
Number of Simultaneous Users: 99
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: WilsonWeb
Content Type: Citations, abstracts, and full text of journal articles and book reviews
Database Description: Wilson Applied Science and Technology provides full text articles in periodicals from the United States, Canada, Great Britain, the Netherlands, and Switzerland. It covers the fields of engineering, technology and science with comprehensive abstracting and indexing of scientific and technical English-language periodicals. Researchers have access to the core journals in the field including the world's most important trade and industrial publications, journals issued by professional and technical societies, and a range of specialized subject periodicals. Indexing is from October 1983, and abstracts are from March 1993.
Dates of Coverage: 1983 to present
Subject Librarian: Vacant

ARBA ONLINE

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Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
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Vendor/Platform: ARBA
Content Type: Full-text reviews of reference works
Database Description: ARBAonline-the most comprehensive, authoritative database for quality reviews of print and electronic reference works-was launched in response to popular demand from library professionals.  Derived from the trusted reference standard American Reference Books Annual, ARBAonline features 9,500+ reviews of reference works published since 1997. Written by librarians for librarians, ARBAonline's reviews cover reference sources from more than 400 publishers in over 500 subject areas.  ARBAonline is updated monthly. More than 500 reviewers-all experts in their fields-provide thorough content evaluations that cover strengths and weaknesses of each reference resource and in many cases compare reference publications to similar titles, giving you pertinent information about titles that best fit your requirements.  Accessible 24/7, ARBAonline lets you identify reference publications with confidence and ease, and enables you to keep library collections up-to-date, maintain quality standards, and ensure depth of coverage.
Dates of Coverage: 1997 to present
Subject Librarian:
Cathy Moore-Jansen

ART FULL TEXT

Guide: General guide on WilsonWeb available in pdf
Number of Simultaneous Users: 99
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: WilsonWeb
Content Type: Full text of journal articles, book reviews, and yearbooks
Database Description: Art Full Text is a bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts articles from periodicals published throughout the world. Periodical coverage includes English-language periodicals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins, as well as periodicals published in French, Italian, German, Japanese, Spanish, Dutch, and Swedish. In addition to articles, Art Abstracts indexes reproductions of works of art that appear in indexed periodicals. Abstracting coverage begins with January 1994. The abstracts range from 50 to 300 words and describe the content and scope of the source articles.  Subjects covered are: Advertising Art, Antiques, Archaeology, Architecture and Architectural History, Art History, Computers in Art, Crafts, Decorative Arts, Fashion Design, Folk Art, Graphic Arts, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Motion Pictures, Museology, Non-Western Art, Painting, Photography, Pottery, Sculpture, Television, Textiles,  and Video
Dates of Coverage: 1985 to present
Subject Librarian: Rachel Crane

ART INDEX RETROSPECTIVE

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Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
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Vendor/Platform: WilsonWeb
Content Type: Citations and abstracts of journal articles, book reviews, and yearbooks
Database Description: Art Index Retrospective is a bibliographic database that cumulates citations to Art Index volumes 1-32 of the printed index published between 1929-1984. The database cites articles from periodicals published throughout the world. Periodical coverage includes English-language periodicals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins, as well as periodicals published in French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Dutch. In addition to articles, Art Index Retrospective indexes reproductions of works of art that appear in indexed periodicals. Subjects covered are Advertising Art, Antiques, Archaeology, Architecture and Architectural History, Art History, Crafts, Decorative Arts, Folk Art, Graphic Arts, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Motion Pictures, Museology, Non-Western Art, Painting, Photography, Pottery, Sculpture, Television, and Textiles.
Dates of Coverage: 1929 to1984
Subject Librarian: Rachel Crane

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ASM HANDBOOKS ONLINE

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Number of Simultaneous users: 
Access Restrictions
Vendor/Platform: 
Content Type: Full-text electronic journals
Description:
Dates of Coverage: 
Subject Librarian:
Vacant


BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE HISTORY OF ART

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Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Freely accessible website
Vendor/Platform: J. Paul Getty Trust
Content Type: Citations
Database Description:
Dates of Coverage:
Subject Librarian: Rachel Crane

BIOGRAPHY REFERENCE BANK FULL TEXT SELECT

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Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
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Vendor/Platform: H.W. Wilson
Content Type: Full-text
Database Description: A full text biographical resource that provides comprehensive coverage of people in the news and history-makers, along with images.  It covers over 246,000 individuals and contains more than 36,000 images from a variety of reference sources.
Dates of Coverage: Varies
Subject Librarian: Janet Brown

BioOne 1 and BioOne 2

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Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: BioOne
Content Type: Fulltext of journal articles
Database Description:
BioOne is home to 160 publications from 123 publishers.  It provides a unique aggregation of high-impact bioscience research journals, featuring timely content on a wide-array of today’s most pressing topics, including global warming, stem cell research, ecological and biodiversity conservation. 
Dates of Coverage: Varies
Subject Librarian: Vacant

BIOSIS Previews

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Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
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Vendor/Platform: Thomson
Content Type: Citations and abstracts of journal articles
Database Description:
The world's most comprehensive reference database for life science research. It covers original research reports and reviews in traditional biological and biomedical areas. It also covers references to primary journal literature on vital biological research, medical research findings, and discoveries of new organisms.  Includes coverage from the following fields:  botany, zoology, microbiology, biomedical, agricultural, pharmacology, ecology, medicine, biochemistry, biophysics, bioengineering, and biotechnology.
Dates of Coverage: 1988 to present
Special Note: Access to this resource was provided by the Estate of Evelyn D. Cassat, Abilene, Kansas
Subject Librarian:
Vacant

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BOOK REVIEW DIGEST

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Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: EBSCO
Content Type: Citations of book reviews with full-text excerpts
Database Description: This database provides reviews of current English language fiction and nonfiction books for adults and children, excluding reviews of textbooks, government publications, and technical books in law and science. It covers 90 periodicals published in the United States, Canada and Great Britain, and includes reviews that have appeared within 18 months of the book’s publication.
Dates of Coverage: 1983 to present
Subject Librarian: Janet Brown

BOOKS AND AUTHORS

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Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: Gale Cengage
Content Type: Citations of book reviews with full-text excerpts
Database Description:
Explore books, authors, genres and topics through 140,000 titles, 50,000 authors and read-alike, award winner, and librarian’s favorites lists.
Dates of Coverage:
Subject Librarian: Janet Brown

CABELL'S BUSINESS DIRECTORIES

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Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
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Vendor/Platform: Cabell Publishing Inc.
Content Type:
Database Description: The directories help you select journals that are most likely to publish your manuscript.  They provide information to assist you in organizing and preparing your manuscript. They describe the type of review process is used by the journal.
Dates of Coverage:
Subject Librarian: Vacant

CABELL'S EDUCATIONAL DIRECTORIES

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Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
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Vendor/Platform: Cabell Publishing Inc.
Content Type:
Database Description: The directories help you select journals that are most likely to publish your manuscript.  They provide information to assist you in organizing and preparing your manuscript. They describe the type of review process is used by the journal.
Dates of Coverage:
Subject Librarian: Janet Brown

CABELL'S PSYCHOLOGY DIRECTORIES

Guide: None available
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.

Vendor/Platform: Cabell Publishing Inc.
Content Type:
Database Description: The directories help you select journals that are most likely to publish your manuscript.  They provide information to assist you in organizing and preparing your manuscript. They describe the type of review process is used by the journal.
Dates of Coverage:
Subject Librarian: Vacant

CAMBRIDGE STRUCTURAL DATABASE

Guide: None available
Number of Simultaneous Users: Limited
Access Restrictions:
CD-ROM available at Chemistry Library Desk. This resource is available on a CD-ROM that is housed at the Chemistry Library. Please come to the Chemistry Library for help in using this CD-ROM. If you have any questions, please call 978-3764.
Vendor/Platform: Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre
Content Type:
Database Description: "The world repository of small molecule crystal structures."  It records bibliographic, chemical and crystallographic information from organic molecules and metal organic compounds whose 3D structures have been determined using X-ray and neutron diffraction.  It records the results of single crystal studies and powder diffraction studies which yield 3D atom coordinates for at least all non-H atoms.
Dates of Coverage:
Subject Librarian: Vacant

CAMPUS RESEARCH

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Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
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Vendor/Platform: Westlaw
Content Type: Full-text
Database Description: It is a research database for news, business, and law related information.  It includes thousands of news databases, hundreds of newswires, law related resources, plus business, trade, and professional journals and publications.
Dates of Coverage:
Subject Librarian: Vacant

CATALOG OF U. S. GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS

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Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: 
Content Type: Citations and links to full-text of publications, when available
Database Description: Provides an index to print and electronic publications created by Federal agencies. When available, links are provided to the full-text of these publications.
Dates of Coverage: 1994 to present
Subject Librarian:
Nan Myers

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CHILTON AUTO REPAIR

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Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: Gale/Cengage Learning
Content Type: full-text
Database Description: ChiltonLibrary.com represents the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. There are thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models. ChiltonLibrary.com gives you the confidence to service or repair virtually any system on your vehicle.
Dates of Coverage: varies
Subject Librarian:

CINAHL

Guide: Available in pdf
Number of Simultaneous Users: 30 shared with 5 other libraries.
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: EBSCO
Content Type: Citations and abstracts of journal articles with links to some full-text
Database Description: The CINAHL database is the only compact disc designed specifically to meet the information needs of nurses and allied health professions. It is the database equivalent to the Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature (CINAHL). CINAHL provides access to virtually all English-language nursing journals, publications from the American Nurses' Association and the National League for Nursing, and primary journals from 13 allied health disciplines.
Dates of Coverage: 1982 to present
Subject Librarian: Vacant

COCHRANE LIBRARY

Guide: Available in pdf
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: Wiley
Content Type: Reviews, abstracts, and trials in the health sciences.
Database Description: The Cochrane Library is a collection of databases that contain high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making Cochrane reviews represent the highest level of evidence on which to base clinical treatment decisions.  In addition to Cochrane reviews, The Cochrane Library provides other sources of reliable information, from other systematic review abstracts technology assessments, economic evaluations, and individual clinical trials - all the current evidence in one single environment.  Databases included:  Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Cochrane Reviews), Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (Clinical Trials), Cochrane Database of Methodology Reviews (Method Reviews), Cochrane Methodology Register (Methods Studies), Health Technology Assessment Database (Technology Assessments), NHS Economic Evaluation Database (Economic Evaluations), and About The Cochrane Collaboration (Cochrane Groups)
Dates of Coverage:  Varies
Subject Librarian:
Vacant

COLLEGE SOURCE

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Number of Simultaneous Users:
3
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: 
Content Type: Full-text college catalogs
Database Description: College Source Online features over 8,300 college catalogs in complete cover-to-cover, original page format representing 2-year, 4-year, graduate and professional schools. Tables of Contents and Indexes are fully hyperlinked so you can quickly find all the details you need. There are: complete course descriptions, academic policies, faculty information, admission requirements, campus maps, and much more.
Dates of Coverage: Varies
Subject Librarian: Janet Brown

COMDISDOME 

Guide: Available in pdf
Number of Simultaneous Users:
Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform:
 ContentScan
Content Type: Not Full-text
Database Description: ComDisDome is an index to over 800 books, 125 journals, 5,000 dissertations, and hundreds of web resources in the fields of audiology and speech-language pathology.

Dates of Cove
rage: With coverage dating back to the 1960's
Subject Librarian:
Vacant



Databases by Title
Databases by Subject

COMPENDEX VIA ENGINEERING VILLAGE 2

Guide: Available in pdf
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: Ei
Content Type: 
Citations of journal articles and conference proceedings with links to some full-text
Database Description: EI CompendexWeb is the Internet-based version of the COMPuterized ENgineering InDEX database. It identifies engineering research articles and papers from over 1,500 journals and 600 conference proceedings each year. Use it to search the engineering literature by keyword, subject, author, journal or conference, year, etc. Sets of records with abstracts are generated which can be displayed, downloaded, printed, and analyzed for content. To locate the full document, check for availability by their Source (or parent document) publication title in the Voyager library catalog. Some items may be found at the WSU Ablah Library. Items you need that are not available in the library can be ordered through the inter-library loan (ILL) office, using the white ILL form available at the Reference Desk.
Dates of Coverage: Varies
Subject Librarian: Vacant

COMPUSTAT PC PLUS

Guide: None Available
Number of Simultaneous Users: 
Access Restrictions: Only available on workstations in Ablah Library. (At workstations, click on "Network Launcher" icon.)
Vendor/Platform: 
Content Type: Full-text financial information
Database Description: The Compustat PC Plus database contains fundamental financial, statistical, and market data for U.S. and Canadian corporations, banks, savings and loans, business segments, geographic areas, industry composites, aggregates, and indexes, in addition to extensive data on inactive companies. It provides extensive coverage of annual and quarterly Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Statement of Cash Flows, and supplemental data items on publicly held companies. The Compustat database covers a vast array of information for each company. This financial information is available on an annual basis for the past 20 years and on a quarterly basis for the past 48 quarters.
Dates of Coverage: Past 20 years
Subject Librarian: Vacant

Databases by Title
Databases by Subject


COMPUTER DATABASE

Guide: None Available
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: InfoTrac Web (Gale)
Content Type: Citations and abstracts of journal articles with some full-text 
Database Description: Use this database to find computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications and the application of technology.
Dates of Coverage: 1980 to present
Subject Librarian: Vacant

THE CONFERENCE BOARD

Guide: None Available
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: The Conference Board
Content Type: full-text research reports
Database Description: Research online is a searchable collection of full-text research reports on the latest issues in business management and US and global economics.  Proprietary, nonbiased research includes studies of Fortune 500 companies on business trends, corporate citizenship and sustainability, corporate governance, ethics, human resources, operations and business process, productivity and more.  Special PowerPoint encapsulations are available for selected reports.  Included are Executive Action reports, an online series of brief reports of the latest knowledge, thought, and best practice information on current critical issues facing business.  Recorded webcasts of presentations on a variety of business topics have been added to the Collection.  Economics materials includes topline US and global economic indicators and full-text issues of Straightalk that provides analysis and forecast of US and international economic conditions by the Conference Board's chief economist.
Dates of Coverage: 1998 - current
Subject Librarian: Vacant

CQ GLOBAL RESEARCHER

Guide: None Available
Number of Simultaneous Users: unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: CQ Press
Content Type: Full-text reports
Database Description:  Modeled after CQ Researcher, CQ Global Researcher provides in-depth coverage of global affairs from a number of international viewpoints.  It offers focused, readable, single-topic reports on vital world issues.  W
ritten by seasoned journalists with years of international experience, these reports make use of such popular sections as "current situation," "pro-con," and a new feature called "voices from abroad."
Dates of Coverage: 1991 to present
Subject Librarian: Vacant

CQ RESEARCHER

Guide: None Available
Number of Simultaneous Users: unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: 
Content Type: Full-text reports
Database Description:  The CQ Researcher explores a single "hot" issue in the news in depth each week. Topics range from social and teen issues to environment, health, education and science and technology. There are 44 reports produced each year including four expanded reports. Every 12,000-word report is written by an experienced journalist and features comments from experts, lawmakers and citizens on all sides of every issue. Numerous charts, graphs and sidebar articles (plus a pro-con feature, a chronology, lengthy bibliographies and a list of contacts) round out each report.
Dates of Coverage: 1991 to present
Subject Librarian:
Vacant

CREDO REFERENCE

Guide: pdf
Video Tour: Video
Number of Simultaneous Users: unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: 
Content Type: Full-text reference
Database Description:  A general reference solution offering more than 485 highly-regarded titles from over 70 publishers.  Credo covers every major subject and allows seamless searching of Credo Reference resources, the WSU Libraries Online Catalog, and other WSU Libraries' subscribed databases
Dates of Coverage: Varies
Subject Librarian: Janet Brown

CRIMINAL JUSTICE ABSTRACTS

Guide: Available in pdf
Number of Simultaneous Users: 12
Access Restrictions:
Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: SilverPlatter
Content Type: Citations and abstracts of journals, books, and reports with links to some full-text
Database Description: Criminal Justice Abstracts provides comprehensive coverage of the major journals in criminology and related disciplines, extensive coverage of books, access to reports from government and nongovernmental agencies. For each document, a summary of the findings, methodology, and conclusions is provided. Topics include crime trends, prevention projects, corrections, juvenile delinquency, police, courts, offenders, victims and sentencing.
Dates of Coverage: 1968 to present
Subject Librarian: Vacant

CRIMINAL JUSTICE ABSTRACTS

Guide: Available in pdf
Number of Simultaneous Users: 12
Access Restrictions:
Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: EBSCO
Content Type: Citations and abstracts of journals, books, and reports with links to some full-text
Database Description: Criminal Justice Abstracts provides comprehensive coverage of the major journals in criminology and related disciplines, extensive coverage of books, access to reports from government and nongovernmental agencies. For each document, a summary of the findings, methodology, and conclusions is provided. Topics include crime trends, prevention projects, corrections, juvenile delinquency, police, courts, offenders, victims and sentencing.
Dates of Coverage: 1968 to present
Subject Librarian: Vacant

CROSS-CULTURAL CD

Guide: Available in pdf
Number of Simultaneous Users: Limited
Access Restrictions: CD-ROMS available at Ablah Library Reference Desk. This resource is available on a CD-ROM that is housed at the Reference Desk in Ablah Library. Please come to the Reference Desk for help in using this CD-ROM. If you have any questions, please call 978-3584.
Content Type: Full-text excerpts from journals, books, dissertations, and unpublished manuscripts
Database Description: Cross-Culture CD contains full-text information drawn from the Human Relations Area File (HRAF) Archives, a microfiche collection of excerpts from ethnographic sources in anthropology, sociology and psychology on over 300 societies around the world. Cross-Cultural CD provides information from more than 500 books, articles, dissertations, and unpublished manuscripts on 60 of those societies in the 19th and 20th centuries. The information is organized into ten topical databases with two databases on each CD disk/volume: Human Sexuality and Marriage; Family and Crime & Social Problems; Old Age and Death & Dying; Childhood & Adolescence and Socialization & Education; and Religious Beliefs (in 1995) and Religious Practices (in 1995).
Dates of Coverage: Varies
Subject Librarian: Cathy Moore-Jansen

CURRENT RESEARCH @

Guide: None available
Number of Simultaneous users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584. 
Vendor/Platform: UMI
Content Type:
Full-text WSU dissertations and theses.
Database Description: This database is a digital library of dissertations and theses from Wichita State University. It is possible to search citations and abstracts of WSU dissertations and download the full-text of dissertations published after 1996.  Theses are now available as well.  Coverage for theses started with 36 from 2004 as part of a grant and then starting in the Fall of 2005, all theses will be available. There seems to be a one year lag time from submission to availability.
Dates of Coverage: Dissertations:  1996 to present; Theses: 2004 to present

Subject Librarian: Cathy Moore-Jansen

CUSTOM NEWSPAPERS

Guide: None Available
Number of Simultaneous users:
Access Restrictions:
Content Type:

Dates of Coverage:

Database Description:

Subject Librarian: Vacant

 

Databases by Title
Databases by Subject

DESIGN AND APPLIED ARTS INDEX

Guide: Available in pdf
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: Cambridge Scientific Abstracts
Content Type: Abstracts and bibliographic records for articles, news items, and reviews with no full-text
Database Description: Design and Applied Arts Index is a source of abstracts and bibliographic records for articles, news items, and reviews published in design and applied arts periodicals.  It covers both new designers and the development of design and the applied arts since the mid-19th century, surveying disciplines including ceramics, glass, jewellery, wood, metalsmithing, graphic design, fashion and clothing, textiles, furniture, interior design, architecture, computer aided design, web design, computer-generated graphics, animation, product design, industrial design, garden design, and landscape architecture.  DAAI contains more than 177,190 records with around 1200 new records added each month.
Dates of Coverage: 1973 to present
Subject Librarian: Rachel Crane

DICTIONARY OF ORGANIC COMPOUNDS

Guide: None Available
Number of Simultaneous Users: 1
Access Restrictions: CD-ROM available at Chemistry Library in McKinley Hall. If you have any questions, please call the Chemistry Library at 978-3764.
Vendor/Platform: WaveFunction
Content Type:
Full-text chemical information
Database Description: This is a database of over 200,000 organic compounds. Designed as a first point of reference for chemical information on organic compounds. The source supplies identifying information, numerical and physical data, descriptive information, references and structural information. The software allows the user to perform text and substructure searches. The data is taken from the Chapman & Hall Chemical Database, which is continually updated and revised.
Dates of Coverage: Varies
Subject Librarian: Vacant

Directory of Published Proceedings (DoPP)

Guide: None Available
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Open access.  If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: InterDok
Content Type: Index of conference proceedings, meetings, and symposia.
Database Description: Index to over 40,000 published conference proceedings, meetings, and symposia in the fields of Engineering, Humanities, Medicine, Science, Social Sciences and Technology. 
Dates of Coverage: 1994-
Subject Librarian: Cathy Moore-Jansen

DISSERTATION ABSTRACTS ONLINE

Guide: General guide on FirstSearch available in pdf
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions : Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: FirstSearch 
Content Type:
Citations and abstracts of dissertations and masters theses
Database Description: This database electronically reproduces the full text of abstracts published since July 1980. It includes both current abstracts and UMI’s entire dissertation database dating back to 1861. Master thesis abstracts are available since 1988. The database selectively covers masters theses and doctoral dissertations from institutions in North America and Europe. As with the printed issues, the online service provides author-prepared summaries approximately 350 words in length, which describe the original research project.
Dates of Coverage: 1861 to present
Subject Librarian:
Janet Brown

ECO (ELECTRONIC COLLECTIONS ONLINE)

Guide: General guide on FirstSearch available in pdf
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: FirstSearch
Content Type:
Full-text journal articles
Database Description: An OCLC collection of scholarly journals which includes all of the original content and images of articles. Bibliographic information is included, and it lets you view abstracts and full text articles from journals to which our library subscribes. Most academic disciplines are covered from over 3,000 sources.
Dates of Coverage: 1995 to present 
Subject Librarian: Cathy Moore-Jansen

ECONLIT

Guide: None Available
Number of Simultaneous Users: 4
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: SilverPlatter
Content Type:
Citations and abstracts of articles, books, book reviews, dissertations, and working papers with links to some full-text
Database Description: EconLit is a comprehensive, indexed bibliography with selected abstracts of the world's economic literature, produced by the American Economic Association. It included coverage of over 400 major journals as well as articles in collective volumes (essays, proceedings, etc.), books, book reviews, dissertations, and working papers licensed from the Cambridge University Press Abstracts of Working Papers in Economics. Over 99% of the articles are in English or include English summaries. Records in EconLit contain basic bibliographic data plus subject and geographic descriptors. Abstracts are included for some records added to the database starting in 1987.
Dates of Coverage: 1969 to present
Subject Librarian: Vacant
 

EDUCATION FULL TEXT

Guide: General guide on WilsonWeb available in pdf
Number of Simultaneous Users:
Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform:
 WilsonWeb
Content Type: Full-text
Database Description:

Dates of Cove
rage: 1983-present
Subject Librarian: Janet Brown

ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA ONLINE

Guide: None Available
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc.
Content Type:
Full-text encyclopedia
Database Description: Britannica Online is continuously being updated and enhanced. New articles, revisions, and related Internet sites continue to be added on a daily basis. Britannica Online and Book of the Year articles provide more that 72,000 subjects addressed in articles ranging from concise explanations to comprehensive expositions. These text articles are linked to more than 400,000 references for easy navigation. Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Tenth Edition, has also been included.
Dates of Coverage: Varies
Subject Librarian:
Janet Brown

ERGONOMICS ABSTRACTS

Guide: Available in pdf
Number of Simultaneous Users: 8
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: Taylor & Francis
Content Type: Citations and abstracts of journal articles, conference proceedings, books and reports with no full-text
Database Description: Ergonomics Abstracts forms a unique resource, providing coverage across the whole range of ergonomics, human factors, and related literature. The print source for Ergonomics Abstracts is the international journal Ergonomics Abstracts which has been in publication since 1968. The material is selected from relevant journals, conference proceedings, reports and books. The second issue of Ergonomics Abstracts contains all records, over 45,000, published by the journal Ergonomics Abstracts between 1986 and 1995.
Dates of Coverage: 1986 to present
Subject Librarian: Vacant

Databases by Title
Databases by Subject

ERIC (CSA)

Guide: Available in pdf
Number of simultaneous Users:
Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Internet access (CSA). Due to licensing restrictions, this resource is only available on workstations in WSU Libraries and other facilities or off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information about off-campus access, click here.
Content Type: Citations and abstracts of journal articles and ERIC documents with links to some full-text
Dates of Coverage: 1966 to present
Database Desc
ription:  The CSA version of  the ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) database provides indexing and abstracting of 1) articles published in over 1000 professional journals and 2) thousands of unpublished research reports (called "ERIC documents") which are produced on microfiche. The WSU Library maintains the complete microfiche collection, and subscribes to many of the journals. ERIC documents are also available through an online service called E*Subscribe, and the CSA version of ERIC provides a direct link from the document citation in ERIC to documents from 1996 to the present  in E*Subscribe. ERIC also includes the full text of over 850 ERIC Digests. ERIC is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, and is a network of 16 Clearinghouses, each of which specializes in a different subject area.
Subject Librarian: Janet Brown

ERIC (Ebsco)

Guide: None available
Number of simultaneous Users:
Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Internet access (Ebsco). Due to licensing restrictions, this resource is only available on workstations in WSU Libraries and other facilities or off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information about off-campus access, click here.
Content Type: Citations and abstracts of journal articles and ERIC documents with links to some full-text
Dates of Coverage: 1966 to present
Database Desc
ription:  The Ebsco version contains more than 1,194,000 records and links to more than 100,000 full text documents from ERIC. ERIC is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, and is a network of 16 Clearinghouses, each of which specializes in a different subject area.
Subject Librarian: Janet Brown

ERIC (Official Dep't of Ed. Website)

Guide: Not available
Number of simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Open Internet access with no restrictions
Vendor/Platform:
ERIC Clearinghouse



FIRSTSEARCH (Blue Skyways)

Guide: General guide on FirstSearch available in pdf
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here
Vendor/Platform: FirstSearch
Content Type: Varies by database
Database Description: 
Dates of Coverage: Varies by database
Subject Librarian: Janet Brown

FIRSTSEARCH (Book Review Digest, Contemporary Women's Issues, Dissertation Abstracts, GEOBASE)

Guide: General guide on FirstSearch available in pdf
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU faculty, staff, and students.. For information on off-campus access, click here. For assistance, please call the Reference Desk at 978-3584. 
Content Type: Varies by database
Database Description: This is a set of four First Search databases that are available to WSU faculty, staff, and students on a "per-search" basis. See individual database descriptions under each title.
Dates of Coverage: Varies by database
Subject Librarians: Cathy Moore-Jansen, Susan Matveyeva, Janet Brown

FIRSTSEARCH (WSU FACULTY AND STAFF)

Guide: General guide on FirstSearch available in pdf
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: This Internet resource is only available on or off-campus to WSU faculty and staff.  Faculty and staff will need an authorization number and password to access this set of databases. For that information, please call the Reference Desk at 978-3584 or contact your Subject Librarian. Note: There are two other sets of FirstSearch databases that are available to students as well as faculty and staff: FirstSearch (Blue Skyways) and FirstSearch (WSU Per-Search). 
Vendor/Platform: FirstSearch
Content Type: Varies by database
Database Description: First Search, from OCLC, is a set of more than 55 databases. This authorizations allows WSU faculty and staff to access all of the FirstSearch database that are available on a "per-search" basis. The databases include WorldCat, which is made up of the catalogs of major libraries around the library and Kansas, ArticleFirst, which describes articles from the tables of contents of about 11,000 journals, and ContentsFirst, which lists tables of contents from those 11,000 journals. First Search also contains a number of subject databases such as BIOSIS, ERIC, and PAIS.
Dates of Coverage: Varies by database
Subject Librarian: Janet Brown

GALE VIRTUAL REFERENCE LIBRARY

Guide: None Available
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: Thomson Gale
Content Type:
Full-text electronic books
Database Description: Gale Virtual Reference Library offers eBook reference content in a database format.  Sources offered include multivolume encyclopedias, biographical collections, business plan handbooks, company history compilations, consumer health references, and specialized reference sources in a variety of topics.
Dates of Coverage: Varies
Subject Librarian:
Janet Brown

GEOBASE

Guide: General guide on FirstSearch available in pdf
Number of Simultaneous users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: FirstSearch 
Content Type:
Citations and abstracts of journals, books, conference proceedings, and reports
Database Description: GEOBASE provides access to the worldwide literature from over 2,060 sources on geography, geology, and ecology from journals, monographs, conference proceedings, and reports. Provides links to full-text articles when available.
Dates of Coverage: 1980 to present
Subject Librarian:
Cathy Moore-Jansen

GENERAL SCIENCE FULL TEXT

Guide: None Available
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: WilsonWeb
Content Type: Full text of journal articles and book reviews
Database Description: General Science Full Text provides full text of English-language journals and magazines written at various levels of sophistication from the very general to specialized research journals. It is a practical tool designed to address the diverse needs of the non-specialist researcher in a range of disciplines as diverse as the world of science itself. From medical care to meteorology, from black holes to botany, and from patents to polymers. The indexing is from May 1984, and the abstracts are written from 1993.
Date of Coverage: 1984 to present
Subject Librarian: Vacant


Databases by Title
Databases by Subject



GLOBAL BOOKS IN PRINT

Guide: None Available
Number of Simultaneous Users: 1
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: Bowker
Content Type:
Citations of books in print
Database Description: Global Books in Print contains over 1,350,190 active titles and over 1,433,700 active ISBNs published by 57,600 United States publishers. The Books in Print database includes all types of books covering all topics. All editions and bindings are listed, including hardcover, paperbound, library binding, perfect binding, boards, spiral binding, text editions, teachers' and student editions, workbooks, lab manuals, and supplements. Books are excluded that are not published or exclusively distributed in the United States.
Dates of Coverage: Varies
Subject Librarian: Janet Brown

GOOGLE SCHOLAR

Guide: Available in pdf
Number of Simultaneous Users:
unlimited
Access Restrictions: If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: Google
Content Type:

Database Description:
Dates of Coverage: Varies
Subject Librarian:
 

GPO ACCESS

Guide: None Available
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Open Internet access.
Vendor/Platform: U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO)
Content Type:
Full-text government publications
Database Description: GPO Access is a service of the U.S. Government Printing Office that provides free electronic access to a wealth of important information products produced by the Federal Government. The information provided on this site is the official, published version and the information retrieved from GPO Access can be used without restriction, unless specifically noted. This free service is funded by the Federal Depository Library Program and has grown out of Public Law 103-40, known as the Government Printing Office Electronic Information Enhancement Act of 1993. Use GPO Access to search or browse official, full-text information from the three branches of the Federal Government. Databases are updated based on their print equivalent and generally date back to 1994.
Dates of Coverage: 1994 to present
Subject Librarian: Nan Myers

GPO MONTHLY CATALOG

Guide: General guide on FirstSearch available in pdf
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: FirstSearch 
Content Type: 
Citations to government publications
Database Description: This database covers all types of U.S. government documents, including Congressional reports, hearings, debates, and records; judiciary materials; and documents issued by executive departments (Defense, State, Labor, Office of the President, etc.). It includes a bibliographic citation in each record.
Dates of Coverage: 1976 to present 
Subject Librarian: Nan Myers

GreenFILE

Guide: None available.
Title List: Available in pdf
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to this database.  It is made freely available by EBSCO.
Vendor/Platform: EBSCO
Content Type: 
Full text
Database Description: A
freely accessible research database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment, with well-researched but accessible information on topics ranging from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond. Comprised of scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports, GreenFILE offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the ecology. Drawing on the connection between the environment and disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology, GreenFILE will serve as an informative resource for anyone concerned about the issues facing our planet. GreenFILE’s initial release will include A&I for more than 600 titles, including comprehensive coverage – from to volume 1, issue 1 to present – for Bioscience (back to 1964), Conservation Biology (back to 1987), i>Journal of Ecology (back to 1913) and Journal of Environmental Planning & Management (back to 1948). The total number of records is approximately 295,000, and full text is provided for more than 4,600 records from open access titles.
Dates of Coverage: Varies 
Subject Librarian:

Oxford Art Online

Guide: None available
Number of Simultaneous users: 
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: Oxford University Press 
Content Type:
Full-text dictionary and encyclopedic information
Database Description: Oxford Art Online provides an online version of the latest edition of the Grove Dictionary of Art - the only comprehensive art reference work in the word. It covers all of the visual arts from prehistory to the present. The online version also has a full searchable text, thousands of image links, and constant updates.
Dates of Coverage: Varies
Subject Librarian:
Rachel Crane

GROVE MUSIC ONLINE 

Guide: None Available
Number of Simultaneous Users: 3
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: Oxford University Press
Content Type: 
full-text dictionary and encyclopedic information
Database Description: Oxford Music Online now includes the full-text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (second edition), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz (second edition). Articles that have been updated since their appearance in print are date-stamped in the upper right corner of the screen. The latest version of the New Grove Dictionary in print is located in the reference section of the Music Library (ML100.N48 2001, 29 vols.) and earlier editions may also be found in Ablah Library.
Dates of Coverage: Varies
Subject Librarian:
Rachel Crane

HEALTH AND WELLNESS RESOURCE CENTER (includes Alternative Health Module)

Guide: None Available
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: InfoTrac Web (Gale)
Content Type: 

Database Description: Use this Resource Center to find full-text magazines, journals, newspapers, definitions, directories, and information on: fitness, pregnancy, medicine, nutrition, diseases, public health, alcohol and drug abuse, prescription drugs, etc. Included are links to diet, cancer, and health assessment sites as well as government databases. The material contained in this Resource Center is intended for informational purposes only.
Dates of Coverage:  1980 to present
Subject Librarian: Vacant

HEALTH SOURCE: CONSUMER EDITION

Guide: None Available
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: EBSCO
Content Type:
Full-text
Database Description:
Health Source is a rich collection of consumer health information. This resource provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines, including American Fitness, Better Nutrition, Fit Pregnancy, Harvard Health Letter, HealthFacts, Men's Health, Muscle & Fitness, Prevention, Vegetarian Times, and many others. This database also includes searchable full text for more than 1,000 health-related pamphlets and more than 130 health reference books, including books published by the People's Medical Society. Additionally, Health Source: Consumer Edition contains more than 4,500 Clinical Reference Systems reports (in English and Spanish); Lixi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names; and Merriam-Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary. Health Source: Consumer Edition covers topics such as AIDS, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, aging, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children's health, women's health, etc.
Dates of Coverage: Varies
Subject Librarian:
Laura Baas

HERITAGEQUEST

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Subject Librarian: Lorraine Madway


Databases by Title
Databases by Subject

HISTORY RESOURCE CENTER - U.S.

Guide: None Available
Number of Simultaneous Users:
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: Gale
Content Type:
Full text of journal articles.
Database Description:
Provides integrated access to over 4,000 historical documents, articles from reference titles, and over 110 full-text journals on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History.  Also includes images, vides, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience
Dates of Coverage:
Subject Librarian: Lorraine Madway

HISTORY RESOURCE CENTER - WORLD

Guide: None Available
Number of Simultaneous Users:
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: Gale
Content Type:
Full text of journal articles.
Database Description:
Access full-text scholarly articles, primary sources, images, maps and charts. Over 1800 primary sources and 27 reference titles on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History.
Dates of Coverage:
Subject Librarian: Lorraine Madway

HUMANITIES FULL TEXT

Guide: General guide on WilsonWeb available in pdf
Number of Simultaneous Users:
Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: WilsonWeb
Content Type:
Full text of journal articles.
Database Description: Humanities Full Text provides full text articles from English-language periodicals representing the core journals in the field. The subject areas covered are: art, archaeology and classical studies, area studies, dance, drama, film, folklore, history, journalism and communications, language and literature, music, performing arts, philosophy, photography, religion and theology. Each journal is thoroughly and accurately indexed from cover to cover by librarians with backgrounds in the humanities. Abstracts include facts, figures, names of corporations, individuals, and key government agencies. The indexing is from February 1984, and abstracts from March 1994.
Dates of Coverage: 1984 to present
Subject Librarian: Vacant
 

ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Poltiical and Social Research

Guide: None available
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: University of Michigan
Content Type:
Database Description:
World's largest archive of political and social research data.  It contains more than 500,000 files of research in the social sciences.  It hosts 16 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields.
Dates of Coverage: Varies
Subject Librarian:
Vacant


IEEE XPLORE

Guide: Available in pdf
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: IEEE
Content Type: Full-text electronic journals
Database Description: Our subscription provides the full text access to all IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) journals and magazines from 1998 to the present. IEEE Explore offers a search interface that indexes IEEE journals/magazines, conference proceedings and standards. Citations only are available for articles published before 1998, all conference proceedings, and all standards.
Dates of Coverage: 1998 to present
Subject Librarian:
Vacant

INDEX TO CURRENT URBAN DOCUMENTS

Guide: None available
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: Greenwood Publishing Inc.
Content Type: Index
Database Description: An index to the reports and research that are generated by local government agencies, civic organizations, academic and research organizations, public libraries, and metropolitan and regional planning agencies in approximately 500 selected cities in the United States and Canada.  It is updated every six to eight weeks.
Dates of Coverage: Varies
Subject Librarian:
Vacant

InfoTrac Web 

Guide: Available in pdf
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: Infotrac Web (Gale)
Content Type: Citations, abstracts, and some full-text of popular and scholarly articles
Database Description: The InfoTrac Web, by the Information Access Company, consists of four databases: Expanded Academic ASAP, Business and Company ASAP, Health Reference Center-Academic and National Newspaper Index.
Academic OneFile is a source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources.  With extensive coverage of all academic disciplines and is authoritative and comprehensive.  Millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text with no restrictions, including full-text coverage of the New York Times since 1995.  Updated daily.

Business and Company Resource Center integrates indexing and abstracting for more than 1000 periodicals and the full text of more than 450 periodicals. Also included are full text directory listings for over 110,000 private and public companies; and thousands of full text PR Newswire news releases. Use this database to find articles on: finance, acquisitions & mergers, international trade, money management, new technologies & products, local & regional business trends, investments and banking. Dates of coverage are from 1980 to present.
Computer Database Use this database to find computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications and the application of technology. Computer Database has 370,180 articles and is updated regularly.
Expanded Academic ASAP provides indexing and abstracting for more than 1896 scholarly and general interest journals, plus The New York Times, and full text or full image coverage of more than 900 titles. It is a comprehensive database that delivers results for both the undergraduate as well as graduate researchers and faculty in: astronomy, religion, law, history, psychology, humanities, current events, sociology, communications and the general sciences. Dates of coverage are from 1980 to present.
Health and Wellness Resource Center provides reliable health information for nursing and allied health students, as well as consumer health research. It combines indexing of approximately 205 periodicals, six reference books, and over 500 pamphlets; selective indexing for articles in approximately 1500 additional general interest titles; and full text for more than 150 periodicals, all reference books, and all pamphlets. Use this database to find articles on: fitness, pregnancy, medicine, nutrition, diseases, public health, occupational health & safety, alcohol and drug abuse, HMOs, prescription drugs, etc. The material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes only. Dates of coverage are from 1995 to present.
Informe! (Revistas en Espanol) Investiga las noticias y eventos mas corrientes, la informacion de negocios del momento, los articulos de salud mas importantes, temas de cultura popular y muchas otras materias incluidas en las revistas hispanicas mas populares.

KidsInfoBits is a database developed especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Featuring a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, the most popular search method is moving from a broad subject to a narrower topic using the subject-based topic tree. The curriculum-related, age appropriate, full-text content is from the best elementary reference sources and magazines. This database covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
LegalTrac includes articles in all major law reviews, law journals, specialty law and bar association journals and legal newspapers.  Included are articles on Federal and State Cases, Laws and Regulations, Legal Practice, and Taxation.
National Newspaper Index allows researchers to locate relevant citations from five top newspapers. With the National Newspaper Index, library users can access The New York Times (Late and National Editions, including the Book Review and Magazine), The Wall Street Journal (Eastern and Western Editions), The Christian Science Monitor (National Edition), The Washington Post (Final Edition), and The Los Angeles Times (Home Edition) - all in one seamless search. Dates of coverage are current year plus 3 years indexing with daily updates.
Professional Collection is a database that has more than 300 full-text journals for educators and administrators and provides balanced coverage for any professional educator.
Science Resource Center includes thousands of topic overviews, experiments, biographies, pictures and illustrations.  The latest scientific developments are covered in articles from over 200 magazines and academic journals and links to quality web sites. The database covers curriculum-related science topics and offers teachers an easy-to-use tool to identify content directly correlated to state and national standards.
Dates of Coverage: Varies
Subject Librarian:
Janet Brown


Databases by Title
Databases by Subject



INSPEC

Guide: None Available
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: Ei
Content Type: Links to some full-text and to WSU Online Catalog
Database Description:
INSPEC, produced by IEE (The Institution of Electrical Engineers), indexes journal articles, conference papers, technical reports, books/book chapters, product reviews, and dissertations in physics (including applied physics), electrical engineering, electronics, telecommunications, computers, control technology, and information technology from 1969 to the present.. The database contains over 7 million records; approximately 400,000 records are added annually.
Dates of Coverage: 1969 to present
Subject Librarian: Vacant

IOP ELECTRONIC JOURNALS

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Subject Librarian: Vacant


JSTOR

Guide: Available in pdf
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: JSTOR
Content Type: Full-text electronic journals
Database Description: JSTOR is a database with scanned-in full text articles in the Social Sciences, Humanities and the Sciences. These entries have the original page numbers and notations from the original articles. The JSTOR database is unique because the complete archives of these core scholarly journals have been digitized, starting with the very first issues, many of which date from the 1800s. New titles and fields are added regularly.
Dates of Coverage: Varies 
Subject Librarian: Vacant

KLUWER ONLINE

Guide: None Available
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions:  Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: Kluwer
Content Type: Full-text electronic journals
Database Description: Full-text access to entire package of over 650 journals published by Kluwer and Plenum. Time coverage varies; includes current issues. Includes titles in business, education, engineering, humanities, medicine, psychology, biological and physical sciences.
Dates of Coverage:  
Subject Librarian:
Cathy Moore-Jansen

Knovel Library

Guide: None available
Number of Simultaneous users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here
Vendor/Platform: Knovel Library 
Content Type: Full-text electronic books
Description: This database combines authoritative reference content from major Sci-tech publishers. This data is enhanced with time-saving analytical tools to help analyze and manipulate the data.  It includes data in over 700 full-text engineering a scientific reference works, handbooks, and databases.
Dates of Coverage:
Subject Librarian:
Vacant

LEARNING EXPRESS LIBRARY

Guide: None available
Number of Simultaneous users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here
Vendor/Platform: Learning Express Library
Content Type:
Description: For Kansas job seekers.  The State Library of Kansas and all Kansas libraries have partnered with Learning Express Library to offer extensive online resources including occupational and scholastic practice tests, skill-building courses and a service titled, "Job and Career Accelerator.".
Dates of Coverage: Varies
Subject Librarian:
Vacant


LEXISNEXIS
ACADEMIC

Guide: Available in pdf
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions:  Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: Lexis-Nexis
Content Type:
Full-text articles from newspapers, periodicals, business and legal sources
Database Description: Academic Universe is a web-based news and information service available from LexisNexis providing much of the content of the traditional LexisNexis service with full text from thousands of newspapers, periodicals, business and legal sources. In general, academic journal articles are not included. The business component of LexisNexis Academic Universe includes company, country, financial, demographic, market research and industry reports. The legal component includes federal and state case law, statutes, secondary sources such as law reviews, and state legal materials. Approximately 120,000 news articles are added each day from worldwide newspapers, magazines, news wires and trade journals. Sources include the New York Times, CNN, The Economist, AP and NPR.
Dates of Coverage: Varies
Subject Librarian: Vacant
 

LEXISNEXIS CONGRESSIONAL

Guide: None available
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions:  Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: Lexis-Nexis
Content Type:
Full-text articles from newspapers, periodicals, business and legal sources
Database Description: A comprehensive online resource for congressional publications and legislative research.  In-depth research in public policy, historical and legal areas of interest can be done.  The database includes abstracts and indexing for congressional publications, legislative histories, Member biographies, committee assignments, voting records, and financial data.  Full text of key regulatory and statutory resources are also available.
Dates of Coverage: Varies
Subject Librarian:
Vacant


LEXISNEXIS STATISTICAL

Guide: None Available
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions:  Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: LexisNexis
Content Type: Full-text statistical information
Database Description: This database provides search forms for a variety of statistical information. For example, Power Tables is a feature which allows you to retrieve statistical tables quickly and link to abstracts of the publications from which the tables are derived. Sources include: American Statistics Index (ASI), Statistical Reference Index (SRI) and the Index to International Statistics (IIS). LexisNexis Statistical also provides annotated links to other web sites about government statistics.
Dates of Coverage: Varies
Subject Librarian: Nan Myers

LIBRARY, INFORMATION SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY ABSTRACTS

Guide: None Available
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: No restrictions
Vendor/Platform: EBSCO
Content Type: Abstracts
Database Description:
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts,(LISTA) indexes more than 600 periodicals, 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.
Dates of Coverage:  Varies
Subject Librarian:
Cathy Moore-Jansen

LIBRARY LITERATURE

Guide: None available.
Number of Simultaneous Users: unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here
Vendor/Platform: WilsonWeb
Content Type: Varies by database
Database Description: 
Dates of Coverage: Varies
Subject Librarian: Cathy Moore-Jansen

LITERATURE ONLINE (LION)

Guide: None available.
Number of Simultaneous Users: 4
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here
Vendor/Platform: Proquest
Content Type: Full-text literature and criticism
Database Description: LION combines the texts of over 357,250 works of literature with huge resources of criticism and reference. Literature Online contains a full library of up-to-date, fully searchable criticism and reference resources in addition to the full text of poetry, drama, and prose fiction from the seventh century to the present day. It not only provides the materials for the historical study of almost every period and genre of literature in English but also features increasing numbers of works by the major authors of the twentieth century. Contemporary criticism is available through the full text of over 174 current literature journals that can be accessed through the renowned literary index, Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature (ABELL), which contains over 880,000 records of literary criticism.
Dates of Coverage: 1920-current
Subject Librarian: Vacant

LITERATURE RESOURCE CENTER

Guide: None Available
Number of Simultaneous Users: 5
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: InfoTrac Web (Gale)
Content Type: Full-text author biographies and literature criticism
Database Description: The Literature Resource Center provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline. Combining Gale Group's core literary databases in a single online service, the Literature Resource Center covers more than 120,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers, with in-depth coverage of 2,500 of the most-studied authors. In addition to other selected full-text, the LRC is built on the Gale Group’s three hallmark author databases: Contemporary Authors Online, Contemporary Literary Criticism Select and the Dictionary of Literary Biography.
Dates of Coverage:  Varies
Subject Librarian:
Vacant

MARCIVEWEB DOCS

Guide: None Available
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: U.S. Government Printing Office
Content Type: Links to some full-text documents
Database Description: MarciveWeb Docs is an electronic catalog of government publications printed by the Government Printing Office and distributed to Federal Depository Libraries. The WSU Ablah Library has been a Federal Depository Library since 1903 and receives approximately 58% of the publications sent to depository libraries. Our library catalog, Voyager, shows what government publications we hold here in the library back to 1976.
Dates of Coverage: 1976 to present
Subject Librarian: Nan Myers


MATHSCI NET

Guide: None Available
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: American Mathematical Society
Content Type:

Database Description: Mathsci is the Mathematical Sciences database produced by the American Mathematical Society (AMS). Mathsci contains information from the printed publications Mathematical Reviews (MR) and Current Mathematical Publications (CMP), both published by AMS. Mathematical Reviews, published monthly, provides reviews and abstracts of the mathematical research literature of the world. Current Mathematical Publications, published tri-weekly, contains advance announcements of new articles, books, and proceedings to reviewed in MR. Mathsci provides comprehensive coverage of international research in mathematics and mathematically related research in statistics, computer science, physics, operations research, engineering, biology, and other disciplines. It contains abstracts from approximately 2,000 journals, conference proceedings and proceedings papers, books or chapters, advanced-level textbooks, and published dissertations. Dates of coverage are: bibliographic entries from 1940, and bibliographic data and reviews from 1980 to present.
Dates of Coverage: 1940 to present
Subject Librarian: Vacant
 

MEDLINE (CSA)

Guide: Available in pdf
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions:  Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: Cambridge Scientific Abstracts
Content Type: Citations, abstracts, and some links to full-text articles
Database Description: MEDLINE is the bibliographic database of the National Library of Medicine. MEDLINE is the primary source in the United States for information from the biomedical literature, containing references to articles from more than 3700 journals. MEDLINE is the computerized counterpart of Index Medicus, the Index to Dental Literature, and the International Nursing Index. MEDLINE EXPRESS contains the complete MEDLINE database, including such topics as microbiology, delivery of health care, nutrition, pharmacology, and environmental health. The categories covered in the database include anatomy, organisms, diseases, chemicals and drugs, techniques and equipment, psychiatry and psychology, biological sciences, physical sciences, social sciences and education, technology, agriculture, food, industry, humanities, information science and communications, and health care. Each reference to an article or bibliographic citation in MEDLINE EXPRESS is called a record. The full text of the articles is not provided, but approximately half of the records contain abstracts written by the article's author. The database is international in scope; approximately 75% of the citations are published in English.
Dates of Coverage: 1994 to present
Subject Librarian: Vacant

MEDLINE (PubMed)

Guide:  None available
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: PubMed (NLM)
Content Type:  

Database Description:
PudMed was developed by the national Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the National Library of Medicine (NLM), located at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). PubMed was designed to provide access to citation from biomedical resources, i.e. Medline. PubMed also provides access to additional life sciences journals as well as links to many sites providing full-text articles and other related sources. MEDLINE is the premier bibliographic database covering fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, health care system, and preclinical sciences, and contains citations and abstracts from more than 4,600 biomedical journals published in the United States and 70 other countries. 
Dates of Coverage:
1966 to present
Subject Librarian:
Vacant

MEDLINE (Thomson)

Guide:  None available
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: Thomson Reuters (ISI Web of Knowledge)
Content Type:  

Database Description:
MEDLINE® is the premier database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). It contains over 12 million records of journal articles in all areas of the life sciences, with particular emphasis on biomedicine. MEDLINE records are created by NLM and collaborating partners.  Source publications for MEDLINE cover basic biomedical research and the clinical sciences. Major subject areas include nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, allied health, and pre-clinical sciences. MEDLINE also covers life sciences that are vital to biomedical practitioners, researchers, and educators, including some aspects of biology, environmental science, marine biology, plant and animal science as well as biophysics and chemistry. Increased coverage of life sciences began in 2000. By the end of 2001, most citations previously included in separate NLM specialty databases had also been added to MEDLINE. In ISI Web of Knowledge, MEDLINE includes records from OLDMEDLINE, which covers the biomedical literature from 1950-1965. These records lack some of the detailed indexing evident in MEDLINE records.
Dates of Coverage: 1966 to present
Subject Librarian: Vacant

MENTAL MEASUREMENTS YEARBOOK

Guide:  None available
Number of Simultaneous Users: 8
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: EBSCOhost
Content Type:  
full-text
Database Description:
Mental Measurements Yearbook is produced by the Buros Institute.  It contains full text information about and reviews of all English-language standardized tests covering educational skills, personality, vocational aptitude, psychology, and related areas as included in the printed Mental measurements Yearbooks. 
Dates of Coverage:
varies
Subject Librarian:
Vacant

MERGENT ONLINE

Guide: None available
Number of Simultaneous Users:
5 simultaneous users
Access Restrictions:
Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform:
Mergent, Inc.
Content Type:
Full-text company information
Database Description:
Mergent Online provides full-text financial and other information on U.S. and international companies through a suite of global business products including U.S. Company Data and Archives, International Company Data, and Factsheets Plus. Mergent Online also provides access to the EDGAR SEC filings. 
Dates of Coverage:
Last 15 years
Subject Librarian:
Vacant

MInd: The Meetings Index

Guide: None Available
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions:  Open access.  If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: InterDok
Content Type: Citation information.
Database Description: An index which offers free access to locate future conferences, congresses, meetings, and symposia in the following subject areas:  Science, Technology, Medical Sciences, Life Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, Pollution Control, and Ecology
Dates of Coverage:
Subject Librarian: Cathy Moore-Jansen

MLA INTERNATIONAL BIBLIOGRAPHY

Guide: Available in pdf
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions:  Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: Cambridge Scientific Abstracts
Content Type: Citations and links to some full-text articles
Database Description: The MLA International Bibliography, produced by the Modern Language Association of America, consists of bibliographic records pertaining to literature, language, linguistics, and folklore, and includes coverage from 1963 to the present. The MLA International Bibliography provides access to scholarly research in over 3,000 journals and series. It also covers relevant monographs, working papers, proceedings, bibliographies, and other formats. Approximately 75% of the records are journal articles. Literary works and translations are included only if they are accompanies by critical or bibliographical apparatus or notes. Book reviews are not covered; however, review articles that give a general survey of subject area are included. The remainder include single-author monographs, book chapter fro multi-author works, and book series.
Dates of Coverage: 1963 to present

Related Link: MLA Directory of Periodicals (Data on journals indexed in MLA International Bibliography.

Subject Librarian: Vacant

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MUSIC INDEX ONLINE

Guide: Available in pdf
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: EBSCOhost (changed from Harmonie Park Press, Feb 2010)
Content Type:
Citations
Database Description: The Music Index is an electronic book, rather than a database. This means it is possible to scroll through the entire Music Index from 1979 - 1996. The index uses Folio Bound VIEWS software, which is unique in the reference area. It is an index; therefore it contains no abstracts and no full text. The Music Index indexes periodical articles, book reviews, and dissertations. 
Dates of Coverage: 1979 to present
Subject Librarian: Rachel Crane

NATIONAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFERENCE SERVICE

Guide: None Available
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Open Internet access
Vendor/Platform: 
Content Type: Links to some full-text documents
Database Description: The NCJRS is an index to bibliographic records for over 125,000 articles, documents, research reports, annual reports, program descriptions and evaluations, and books in all areas of criminal justice. Subjects include prisons/prisoners, courts, crime and criminals, forensics and police work.
Dates of Coverage: 1972 to present
Subject Librarian: Vacant

NATIONAL NEWSPAPER ABSTRACTS

Guide: None Available
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions:
Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff.  For information on off-campus access, click here.   If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: ProQuest
Content Type:
Abstracts
Database Description: Abstracts and indexing for New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal.
Dates of Coverage: Varies
Subject Librarian:
Janet Brown

NAXOS MUSIC LIBRARY

Guide: None Available
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions:
Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff.  For information on off-campus access, click here.   If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: Naxos
Content Type:
Abstracts
Database Description:
This online collection of music recordings, with new releases added every month, is streamed in near CD quality.  It is an invaluable resource for music professionals and collectors.  It has a wide range of standard and specialist repertoire and has first-class performances and sound.  The database contains more than 39,990 CDs, over 572,300 tracks of music; 1,000 CDs are added every month.  It includes comprehensive Liner Notes for recordings of Naxos Labels and opera synopses and libretti, composer and artist biographies and other essential information.
Dates of Coverage: Varies
Subject Librarian:
Rachel Crane

NAXOS SHEET MUSIC LIBRARY

Guide: None Available
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions:
Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff.  For information on off-campus access, click here.   If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: Naxos
Content Type:
Abstracts
Database Description:
Access and print digital sheet music from the catalogue of over 40,000 editions of classical music and jazz from some of the world's most famous publishers, artists, and composers.  The collection includes music from Bach, Mozart, Debussy, Chick Corea, Steven Isserlis, and many others.  Original sheet music editions come from Universal Edition, Josef Wienberger, Oxford University Press, Zen-On, etc.  There are exclusive archival collections such as those from Goteborg Library and Uppsala University Library too.
Dates of Coverage: Varies
Subject Librarian:
Rachel Crane

NETLIBRARY

Guide: None Available
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Internet access.
Vendor/Platform: netLibrary (OCLC)
Content Type:
Full-text electronic books
Database Description: The WSU Libraries has purchased over 7,000 e-books from netLibrary as part of a collection shared with libraries in Kansas and eleven other states through BCR, a nonprofit library cooperative. E-books are electronic versions of printed books and can be viewed online from any terminal connected to the Internet. The WSU Libraries' e-book collection is available to all on-campus users as well as off-campus to WSU-affiliated students, faculty, and staff. The Wichita State University eBook Collection is a collection of over 6000 copyrighted e-books purchased and shared by libraries in Kansas and eleven other states through BCR, a nonprofit library cooperative. WSU Libraries does not have exclusive use of the collection. The titles in this collection have been added to the WSU Libraries Online Catalog. The Public Collection is a collection of nearly 4000 e-books that are in the public domain or are available from publishers for free distribution to the public. The collection is focused on the classics in literature and history and includes titles available through Project Gutenberg, one of the first electronic text projects on the Internet.
Dates of Coverage: Varies
Subject Librarian:
Cathy Moore-Jansen

NEWSBANK

Guide: None Available
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: NewsBank, Inc.
Content Type:
Full-text newspapers articles
Database Description: NewsBank offers the complete full-text content of local and regional news from six of the largest cities in Kansas: The Emporia Gazette (2002-Current), The Kansas City Star (1991-Current), the Lawrence Journal-World (1990-Current), The Manhattan Mercury (1997-Current), The Topeka Capital-Journal (2002-Current) and The Wichita Eagle (1984-Current). Coverage also included community events, schools, politics, government policies, cultural activities, local companies, state industries, and people in the community. Paid advertisements are excluded.
Dates of Coverage: Varies by newspaper
Subject Librarian:
Vacant

NEWSPAPER SOURCE

Guide: None Available
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: EBSCO
Content Type:
Full-text
Database Description:
Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for 35 national (U.S.) & international newspapers, including The Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Times (London), Toronto Star, etc. The database also contains selective full text for more than 375 regional (U.S.) newspapers, including The Chicago Tribune, The Detroit Free Press, The San Jose Mercury News, etc. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, NPR, etc
Dates of Coverage: Varies
Subject Librarian:
Vacant

NINETEENTH CENTURY U.S. NEWSPAPERS

Guide: None Available
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: Thomson Gale.
Content Type:
Full-text newspaper articles
Database Description:
With digital facsimile images of both full pages and clipped articles for hundreds of 19th century U.S. newspapers and advanced searching capabilities, researchers will be able to research history in ways previously unavailable. For each issue, the newspaper is captured from cover-to-cover, providing access to every article, advertisement and illustration.
Dates of Coverage: Varies by newspaper
Subject Librarian:
Lorraine Madway

NOVELIST

Guide: None Available
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: EBSCO
Content Type:
Full-text
Database Description: Feature Articles, BookTalks, and Book Discussion Guides were added first, with Author Read-alikes, Readers' Advisory training content and a variety of other reader and staff materials added later. There are now over 150,000 fiction titles, and over 4000 custom created articles and lists.

Dates of Coverage: Varies
Subject Librarian:
Vacant

NTIS

Guide: Available in pdf
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform:  Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (CSA)
Content Type:
Citations and links to some full-text
Database Description: The NTIS Bibliographic Database is the computerized counterpart and (more currently) replacement to Government Reports Announcements and Index. It contains citations to scientific, technical and engineering information including U.S. and foreign technical reports, periodicals, government patents and patent applications, federally generated data files and databases, software programs, and some unpublished foreign material. It is searchable by title, personal and corporate authors, accession number, contract number, and subjects. (Older CDs back to 1983 are available from the Gov Docs Office; for earlier dates use the print indexes, Government Reports Announcement and Index back to 1971).
Dates of Coverage: 1990 to present
Subject Librarian: Vacant

NURSING & ALLIED HEALTH

Guide: None available
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform:  Gale/Cengage Learning
Content Type:
Citations and links to some full-text
Database Description: 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. .
Dates of Coverage: varies
Subject Librarian: Laura Baas

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OMNIFILE FULL TEXT

Guide: General guide on WilsonWeb available in pdf
Number of Simultaneous Users:
Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: WilsonWeb
Content Type:
Full text of journal articles.
Database Description:
Dates of Coverage: 1982 to present
Subject Librarian: Cathy Moore-Jansen

OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY

Guide: None Available
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: Oxford University Press
Content Type:
Full-text etymological dictionary
Database Description: The Oxford English Dictionary is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium and serves as a guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words. It traces the usage of words through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources. Covers words from  the English-speaking world and offers the best etymological analysis and listing of variant spellings.
Dates of Coverage: Updated quarterly
Subject Librarian:
Janet Brown

Oxford Reference Online Premium

Guide: None Available
Number of Simultaneous Users: 4
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: Oxford University Press
Content Type:
Full-text dictionaries and reference works.
Database Description: Oxford Reference Online Premium provides access to 100 well-known and trusted dictionaries, reference books, and an encyclopedia published by Oxford University Press in a single cross-searchable web database. It provides integrated coverage of reference works in a broad range of subjects: General Reference, Language, Science and Medicine, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Business and Professional.
Dates of Coverage: Current, but varies.
Subject Librarian:
Janet Brown

PAIS INTERNATIONAL

Guide: None Available
Number of Simultaneous Users: 4
Access Restrictions:  Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: Cambridge Scientific Abstracts
Content Type:
Citations and links to some full-text articles
Database Description: The PAIS International database is produced by PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service, Inc.). It is a bibliographic index to the literature of public policy, social policy, and the social sciences in general. Journal articles; books; government documents; statistical compilations; committee reports; directories; serials; reports of public, intergovernmental, and private organizations; and most other forms of printed literature from all over the world are indexed. Also included is the Periodical/Publisher Information database which provides periodical and publisher information, including ordering information. After finding records in the PAIS International database, you can look them up in the Periodical/Publisher Information database to find out how to obtain copies.
Dates of Coverage: 1972 to present
Subject Librarian: Vacant


PHILOSOPHER'S INDEX

Guide: Available in pdf
Number of Simultaneous Users: 4
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: Cambridge Scientific Abstracts
Content Type: Some full-text and Link to WSU catalog
Database Description: The Philosopher's Index is a major source of information in the areas of aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, logic and metaphysics. It is also a rich source of material on the philosophy of various disciplines, such as education, history, law, religion and science.
Dates of Coverage: 1940 to present
Subject Librarian: Vacant

PILOTS Database 

Guide: None Available.
Number of Simultaneous Users:
Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform:
 Cambridge Scientific Abstracts
Content Type: Full-text
Database Description:
The PILOTS bibliographic database, covering the Published International Literature On Traumatic Stress, is produced at the headquarters of the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in White River Junction, Vermont. The PILOTS database is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Its goal is to include citations to all literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health sequelae of traumatic events, without disciplinary, linguistic, or geographical limitations, and to offer both current and retrospective coverage.
Dates of Coveage: 1871-current
Subject Librarian: Vacant

 

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PROJECT MUSE

Guide: Available in pdf
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: Project Muse
Content Type:
Full -text electronic journals
Database Description: Project Muse is an electronic journal package that offers nearly 200 quality journal titles from some 30 scholarly publishers in the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics, and many others. 
Dates of Coverage: Varies; current issues and selected archives
Subject Librarian:
Vacant

ProQuest Newspapers

Guide: None Available
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions:
 Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff.  For information on off-campus access, click here.   If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform:
ProQuest
Content Type:
Full-text electronic newspapers.
Database Description:
The financial newspaper of record offering in-depth coverage of national and international finance as well as first rate coverage of hard news.
Dates of Coverage: Varies.
Subject Librarian: Vacant

ProQuest Nursing

Guide: None Available
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions:
 Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff.  For information on off-campus access, click here.   If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform:
ProQuest
Content Type:
Full-text electronic journals.
Database Description:
This database is designed to meet the needs of researchers at health-care facilities as well as students enrolled in nursing programs at academic institutions.  This database offers complete text and images from such journals as Nursing, Nursing Management, Nursing Economics, Nursing Forum, RN, Journal of Nursing Education, Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Researcher and Nursing Diagnosis.  All of the source publications are available in the ASCII full-text format.  Nearly all of them also offer articles in the full-image and Text+Graphics formats. 
Dates of Coverage: For several publications coverage from 1992 is available.  For some, full-image articles go back to 1988; Text+Graphics, to 1996.
Subject Librarian:
Vacant

PsycARTICLES 

Guide: None Available.
Number of Simultaneous Users:
5
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform:
 Cambridge Scientific Abstracts
Content Type: Full-text
Database Description:

Dates of Cove
rage:
Subject Librarian: Vacant

PSYCINFO

Guide: Available in pdf
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: Cambridge Scientific Abstracts
Content Type: 
Database Description:
PsycINFO is an online version of Psychological Abstracts which is published by the American Psychological Association. PsycINFO provides records of citations and summaries for articles, books and book chapters, and dissertations. PsycINFO covers the world journal literature from 1892 to the present, and English-language books and book chapters from 1987 to present. 
Dates of Coverage: 1892 to present
Subject Librarian: Vacant

READERS' GUIDE FULL TEXT

Guide: None Available
Number of Simultaneous Users:
Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: WilsonWeb
Content Type:
Full text of journal articles.
Database Description:
Dates of Coverage:
Subject Librarian: Cathy Moore-Jansen

REDLIGHTGREEN

Guide: None available
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions:
Vendor/Platform: Research Libraries Group
Content Type:
Citations to books, dissertations, manuscripts, and any other materials cataloged by libraries all over the world
Database Description:

Dates of Coverage:
Subject Librarian:

REFERENCEUSA

Guide: None available
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: InformationUSA
Content Type:
Full-text business directory information
Database Description:
ReferenceUSA is an Internet-based reference tool that contains detailed information on more than 12 million U.S. businesses. Information is compiled from more than 5,600 Yellow Page and Business White Page telephone directories, annual reports, 10-Ks, and other SEC information; the information is phone-verified each year.
Dates of Coverage: Current
Subject Librarian:
Vacant

RESEARCH LIBRARY

Guide: None Available
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions:
 Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff.  For information on off-campus access, click here.   If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform:
ProQuest
Content Type:
Full-text electronic journals.
Database Description:
Search for coverage of a broad range of subjects including arts, business, children, education, general interest, health, humanities, international, law, military, multicultural, psychology, sciences, social sciences, and women's interests.
Dates of Coverage: Varies.
Subject Librarian: Cathy Moore-Jansen

RIA FEDERAL TAX COORDINATOR

Guide: None Available
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, only WSU faculty staff, and students have access to this resource. A password and/or id number are required for both on-site and remote access. Please bring your WSU ID to the Reference Desk to get specific logon information. If you have any questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: RIA
Content Type: Full-text tax information
Database Description: The RIA Federal Tax Coordinator is available through CHECKPOINT, which is the latest, most reliable and authoritative tax information. It includes current and archival tax research materials in one convenient resource. Your personal User ID provides secured, unlimited access to any or all of the varied databases available on CHECKPOINT, depending on your subscription.
Dates of Coverage: Varies
Subject Librarian:
Vacant

RILM ABSTRACTS OF MUSIC LITERATURE

Guide: General guide on FirstSearch available in pdf
Number of Simultaneous Users: 4
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform:
Content Type: Citations and abstracts of journal articles, books, and other resources (see below for full list) with some links to full-text
Database Description: RILM Abstracts of Music Literature, published by Repertoire International de Literature Musicale,  contains records in over 200 languages; over 500 scholarly journals are represented. Covers articles, books, bibliographies, catalogues, conference proceedings, discographies, dissertations, ethnographic recordings, Festschriften, films, iconographies, and videos. Concert reviews, recording notes, and pedagogical manuals are indexed if of scholarly interest.
Dates of Coverage: 1967 to present
Subject Librarian:
Rachel Crane

SAGE ONLINE JOURNALS 

Guide: None Available.
Number of Simultaneous Users:
Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform:
 Cambridge Scientific Abstracts
Content Type: Full-text
Database Description:

Dates of Cove
rage:
Subject Librarian: Janet Brown

SALEM EBOOKS 

Guide: None Available.
Number of Simultaneous Users:
Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform:
 Salem Press
Content Type: Full-text ebooks
Database Description:
Salem Literature is a robust online database that includes the complete content of printed reference sets.
Dates of Cove
rage: Varies
Subject Librarian: Janet Brown

SBRnet (SPORTS BUSINESS RESEARCH NETWORK)

Guide: None Available
Number of Simultaneous Users: unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: SBRnet
Content Type:
Citations of journal articles with links to some full-text
Database Description: A continuously updated resource featuring market research and industry news covering all facets of the sporting goods and sports marketing industry...sports equipment sales, sports participation, sports broadcasting, sports sponsorship, and sports marketing.  This database includes a complete directory of U.S. and Canadian college sports programs, as well as a links directory to over 10,000 sports organizations.  It combines market research from the largest single research supplier to the industry, the National Sporting Goods Association; the U.S. Department of Commerce; various sports governing bodies; and full-text articles from magazines and newsletters published by VNU, the world's largest sporting goods trade publisher, and newsletters provided by leading independent industry experts.  Subjects covered include sporting goods industry, sports sponsorship and marketing, broadcasting, facilities, broadcasting and new media.
Dates of Coverage:  
Subject Librarian: Janet Brown

SCIFINDER (Web Version)

Guide: None Available
Number of Simultaneous Users: 1
Access Restrictions: Restricted to current Wichita State University students, faculty, and staff.  WSU students and employees must register and create their own username and password to access SciFinder via the Internet. 
Vendor/Platform: Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS)
Content Type:
Citations of journal articles and other publications with links to some full-text
Database Description: SciFinder is a research discovery tool that allows you to explore the CAS databases containing literature from many scientific disciplines including biomedical sciences, chemistry, engineering, materials science, agricultural science, and more!
Dates of Coverage: 1907 to present
Subject Librarian:
Vacant

Scitation Index

Guide: None Available
Number of Simultaneous Users:
Access Restrictions: Free index
Vendor/Platform: American Institute of Physics
Content Type:
Citations of journal articles and other publications.
Database Description:  A leading online publishing platform for science and technology content, hosting over two million articles in fields that include physics, chemistry geosciences, engineering, acoustics and more.  It includes journals, conference proceedings, ebooks, standards, patents, databases, and magazines.

Dates of Coverage:
Subject Librarian:
Vacant

Scitopia

Guide: None Available
Number of Simultaneous Users:
Access Restrictions: Free index. 
Vendor/Platform: Scitopia.org
Content Type:
Citations of journal articles and other publications.
Database Description:
A gateway to the research most cited in scholarly work and patents. Scitopia.org searches the entire electronic libraries of the leading voices in major science and technology disciplines. More than three and a half million documents, including peer-reviewed journal content and technical conference papers, spanning 350 years of science and technology can be searched through the site.
Dates of Coverage:
Subject Librarian:
Vacant

SILVERPLATTER (Search all databases)

Number of Simultaneous Users:
Varies
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: SilverPlatter
Content Type: Usually citations and abstracts of journal articles with links to some full-text
Database Description: WSU Libraries provides access to       specialized databases produced by SilverPlatter. The databases are CINAHL, Criminal Justice Abstracts, EconLIT, ERIC, Medline, PAIS, Philosopher's Index, PsycINFO, Social Work Abstracts, Sociological Abstracts. See individual descriptions under specific database titles. The databases can be searched individually or together.
Dates of Coverage: Varies

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SOCIAL SCIENCES FULL TEXT

Guide: General guide on WilsonWeb available in pdf
Number of Simultaneous Users: 99
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: WilsonWeb
Content Type:
Full text of journal articles and book review.
Database Description: Social Sciences Full Text provides full text to key English-language journals representing the core periodical literature of the social sciences. It covers virtually every field in the social sciences as well as a range of subjects not normally found in a social sciences database, eliminating the need to search multiple reference sources. Some of the subjects covered are: anthropology, community health, criminal justice, economics, family studies, geography, gerontology, minority studies, political science, psychiatry, psychology, social work, urban studies, women's studies. Coverage for indexing is from 1984, and for abstracting from 1994.
Dates of Coverage: 1984 to present
Subject Librarian: Vacant
 

SOCIAL WORK ABSTRACTS

Guide: None available
Number of Simultaneous Users: 4
Access Restrictions:  Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: EBSCOhost
Content Type:
Citations and abstracts of journal articles with links to some full-text
Database Description: The Social Work Abstracts database, produced by the National Association of Social Workers, Inc., contains more than 35,000 records spanning 1977 to the present, from social work and other related journals on topics such as homelessness, AIDS, child and family welfare, aging, substance abuse, legislation, community organization, and more.
Dates of Coverage: 1977 to present
Subject Librarian: Janet Brown


SOCIOLOGICAL ABSTRACTS

Guide: Available in pdf
Number of Simultaneous Users: 4
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: SilverPlatter
Content Type:
Citations and abstracts of journal articles, dissertations, and conference proceedings with links to some full-text
Database Description: Sociological Abstracts provides access to the world's literature in sociology and related disciplines, both theoretical and applied. The database includes abstracts of journal articles selected from over 2500 journals, abstracts of conference papers presented at various sociological association meetings, relevant dissertation listings from Dissertations Abstracts International, enhanced bibliographic citations of book reviews, and abstracts of selected sociology books published in Sociological Abstracts (SA) and Social Planning/Policy & Development Abstracts (SOPODA) since 1974. Approximately 2500 journals in 30 different languages from about 55 countries are s canned for inclusion, covering sociological topics in fields such as anthropology, economics, education, medicine, community development, philosophy, demography, political science, and social psychology. Journals published by sociological associations, groups, faculties, and institutes, and periodicals containing the term "sociology" in their titles, are abstracted fully, irrespective of language of country of publication. Non-core journals are screened for articles by sociologists and/or articles of immediate interest or relevance to sociologists.
Dates of Coverage: 1974 to present
Subject Librarian:
Vacant

SPIN - Searchable Physics Information Notices

Guide: None Available
Number of Simultaneous Users:
Access Restrictions:
Vendor/Platform: American Institute of Physics
Content Type:
Citations of journal articles and other publications.
Database Description:
SPIN is an abstracts database that covers a slightly different set of titles than are hosted on the Scitation platform. All subscribers to any Scitation title may also enjoy access to the SPIN database, simply by choosing to search both SPIN and Scitation from the Scitation Search interface.
Dates of Coverage:
Subject Librarian: Vacant

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SPORTDISCUS

Guide: Available in pdf
Number of Simultaneous Users: 4
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: EBSCO
Content Type:
Citations of journal articles with links to some full-text
Database Description: The Sport Information Resource Centre (SIRC) was established in 1973 by the Coaching Association of Canada to serve as a comprehensive reference library for all aspects of sport, physical fitness, sport science and recreation. It was soon realized that this could be best accomplished by creating a bibliographic database since the information tools in this area were inadequate at that time. After developing the database on its own for a number of years, SIRC was able to gain cooperative assistance from organizations associated with the International Association for Sport Information in 1986.
Dates of Coverage:  
Subject Librarian: Janet Brown

STANDARD & POOR'S NETADVANTAGE

Guide:  None Available
Number of Simultaneous users:
Access Restrictions:
Content Type:
Database Description:
Dates of Coverage:
 
Subject Librarian: Vacant

STAT-USA

Guide: Available in pdf
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: U.S. Dept. of Commerce
Content Type:
Full-text economic trade information
Database Description: Stat-USA is an agency in the Economics and Statistics Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, and has the mission to deliver economic, business, and international trade information produced by the U.S. Government. This information is produced by hundreds of separate offices and divisions of the government and assembled in one location by Stat-USA. Issues that can be researched in Stat-USA are: new product markets, the direction of the economy, doing business in a foreign country, and questions related to economic development. Stat-USA services are not funded by the general taxpayer and revenues are derived from the customers they serve.
Dates of Coverage: Varies
Subject Librarian: Vacant

SYNERGY

Guide: None Available
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: Blackwell
Content Type: Full-text electronic journals
Database Description: Synergy provides online access to over 400 journals published by Blackwell Science. Journal coverage focuses on medicine, biology, and other selected physical and social sciences.
Dates of Coverage: Varies  
Subject Librarian:
Cathy Moore-Jansen

 

TEACHING BOOKS.NET

Guide: None Available
Video Training Session: http://teachingbooks.net/webinars
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: TeachingBooks.com
Content Type:
Database Description: TeachingBooks.net provides original, in-studio movies of authors and illustrators and a wealth of multimedia resources on K-12 books that generate enthusiasm for books and reading.  TeachingBooks.net is an easy-to-use website that is dedicated to adding a multimedia dimension to everyone's reading experiences of children's and young adult books. TeachingBooks.net strives for all teachers, librarians, students, and families to use today's online technologies to meet and learn from the author when reading his or her book. It contains thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books that are used in K–12 environments, including:  movies of authors being interviewed in their studios, authors introducing and reading their books, stimulating book discussion and activity guides, authors saying their names,
and much more!
Dates of Coverage: Varies  
Subject Librarian:
Janet Brown
 

THOMAS (LEGISLATIVE INFORMATION ON THE INTERNET)

Guide: None Available
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Open Internet access
Content Type: Full-text Federal legislative information 
Database Description: THOMAS provides Federal legislative information freely over on the Internet and includes summary and status information as well as full-text of House and Senate bills; full-text of daily edition of Congressional Record, Committee Reports; and historical documents.
Dates of Coverage: Varies
Subject Librarian:
Nan Myers

ULRICHSWEB.COM

Guide: None Available
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: Proquest

Content Type: Citations 
Database Description:
Ulrich's™ is the authoritative source of bibliographic and publisher information on more than 300,000 periodicals of all types academic and scholarly journals, Open Access publications, peer-reviewed titles, popular magazines, newspapers, newsletters and more from around the world. It covers all subjects, and includes publications that are published regularly or irregularly and that are circulated free of charge or by paid subscription.
Dates of Coverage: Varies
Subject Librarian:
Janet Brown

U.S. Congressional Serial Set, 1817-1980

Guide: None Available
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: NewsBank, Inc.
Content Type:
Full-text
Database Description: NewsBank offers reports, documents and journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, originally published in approximately 13,800  bound volumes.
Dates of Coverage: 1817-1980
Subject Librarian:
Nan Myers

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Guide: None Available
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: None.  If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: U.S. Department of Commerce
Content Type:
Full-text
Database Description:
Dates of Coverage: 1976-present
Subject Librarian:
Nan Myers

Value Line

Guide: Online guides available at http://www.valueline.com/ed_howto.html
Number of Simultaneous users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: Value Line
Content Type:
Description:
Dates of Coverage:
Subject Librarian:
Vacant

Vault

Guide: None available
Number of Simultaneous users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: Vault
Content Type:
Description: Vault is a comprehensive website for job seekers and professionals needing insider company information, advice, and career management services.  It contains researched and updated information on over 3,000 companies and 70 industries.  Vault includes a collection of more than 80 career guides and employer profiles.  The "Electronic WaterCooler" provides a collection of company-specific message boards for employees.
Dates of Coverage: Varies
Subject Librarian: Janet Brown

Web of Science

Guide: None available
Number of Simultaneous users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: Thomson
Content Type: Citations
Description: Contains information gathered from
thousands of scholarly journals in sciences, social sciences, humanities, and arts.  The databases included are:  Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Science Citation Index Expanded, and Social Sciences Citation Index.
Dates of Coverage: 1988 - present
Special Note: Access to this resource was provided by the Estate of Evelyn D. Cassat, Abilene, Kansas
Subject Librarian:

WILEY INTERSCIENCE

Guide: None Available
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: Wiley
Content Type: Full-text electronic journals
Database Description: Wiley Interscience provides online access to articles in over 350 Wiley journals.
Dates of Coverage: 1996 to present
Subject Librarian:
Cathy Moore-Jansen

WILSON BIOGRAPHIES PLUS ILLUSTRATED

Guide: General guide on WilsonWeb available in pdf
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: WilsonWeb
Content Type: Full-text biographical information
Database Description: Wilson Biographies Plus Illustrated encompasses biographical coverage from a number of resources including Current Biography and the World Authors Series. Includes more than 120,000 substantial narrative profiles, more than 32,000 images, links to full-text articles and abstracts from periodicals covered by other Wilson databases.
Dates of Coverage: Varies
Subject Librarian:
Janet Brown
 

WILSON BUSINESS FULL TEXT

Guide: None Available
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: WilsonWeb
Content Type: Full-text articles
Database Description:
Dates of Coverage: 1982 to present.
Subject Librarian:
Vacant

WOMEN'S STUDIES INTERNATIONL

Guide: None Available
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: EBSCO
Content Type:
Full-text articles
Database Description:
Produced by NISC, it covers the core disciplines in Women’s Studies to the latest scholarship in feminist research. Coverage includes more than 586,600 records and spans from 1972 and earlier to present. This database supports curriculum development in the areas of sociology, history, political science & economy, public policy, international relations, arts & humanities, business and education. Over 2,000 periodical sources are represented.
Dates of Coverage: 1972-present
Subject Librarian: Susan Matveyeva

WORLD ALMANACS

Guide: General guide on FirstSearch available in pdf
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: FirstSearch
Content Type:
Full-text almanacs
Database Description: World Almanac, which is a database in FirstSearch, includes the contents of: The World Almanac and Book of Facts, The World Almanac of the U.S.A., The World Almanac of U.S. Politics, and the World Almanac for Kids. There are over 6,000 records in the database.
Dates of Coverage: 1998
Subject Librarian:
Janet Brown

WORLD BOOK ADVANCED

Guide: None Available
Number of Simultaneous Users:  Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: WorldBook Inc.
Content Type: Full text
Database Description:
Dates of Coverage:
Subject Librarian:
Janet Brown 

WORLD BOOK ONLINE

Guide: None Available
Number of Simultaneous Users:  Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: WorldBook Inc.
Content Type: Full text
Database Description:
Dates of Coverage:
Subject Librarian:
 Janet Brown

WORLDCAT (OCLC ONLINE UNION CATALOG)

Guide: General guide on FirstSearch available in pdf
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: FirstSearch
Content Type:
Citations to books, dissertations, manuscripts, and any other materials cataloged by libraries all over the world
Database Description: WorldCat, which is a database in FirstSearch, is the world's most comprehensive bibliography, with bibliographic records representing information spanning 4,000 years of knowledge. The database includes records of any type of material cataloged by OCLC member libraries. Includes manuscripts written as early as the 12th century. There are over 40 million records in the database.
Dates of Coverage: 1200 to present
Subject Librarian:
Janet Brown

WRDS (Wharton Research Data Service)

Guide: http://library.wichita.edu/colldev/PDF/WRDSGetStarted.pdf
Number of Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Access Restrictions: Due to licensing restrictions, this Internet resource is only available 1) on workstations in Ablah Library or other WSU facilities, and 2) off-campus to WSU students, faculty and staff. For information on off-campus access, click here. If you have questions, please come to the Reference Desk or call 978-3584.
Vendor/Platform: Wharton Research Data Service
Content Type:
Data from Compustat, Eventus, and other highly specialized, business research databases.
Database Description: WRDS is an Internet-based business data research service from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.  It provides web-based access to Compustat and Eventus along with other highly specialized business research databases.
Dates of Coverage: varies
Subject Librarian: Vacant

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