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Academic Search Complete

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A scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database with more than 5,300 full-text periodicals, including 4,400 peer-reviewed journals, and indexing and abstracting for more than 9,300 journals.

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Article First - FirstSearch

Indexing and some abstracts for over 16,000 journals in all subject areas from 1990 - Present.

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ArtStor

ARTstor is a nonprofit digital library of more than one million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences. Registered users can save and organize ARTstor images into groups, export image groups as a PowerPoint file for classroom presentations, or share with other users at CWU through a stable URL link. See ArtStor's Training webpage for more options.

To view / unlock a password protected folder: 

  1. Log in to your ARTstor account.
  2. In the ARTstor navigation bar, click Find > Unlock password-protected folder.
  3. A new window will appear. Enter your first name, last name, and the password provided by the folder creator.
  4. Click Submit.
  5. A confirmation message will display the name of the folder you have unlocked as well as what type of access you have been granted (Read or Write Access).
  6. Now that you are registered to the folder, you will be able to open and view its contents the same you would any other folder.
NOTE:  If you are not able to view the thumbnail images, please first check your computer for ARTStor's system requirements or contact Brooks Library.
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Bibliography of Asian Studies

Index of principally western-language articles and book chapters on all parts of Asia published since 1971.

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Book Index with Reviews

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Index of over 3.8 million book titles in a wide range of formats in all genres. Contains over 800,000 full-text searchable reviews from sources including Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, and CHOICE.

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Communication & Mass Media Complete

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Provides indexing and full text of journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study. Indexing and abstracts for more than more than 660 titles. Includes full text for 350 journals. Features over 5,000 Author Profiles, providing biographical data and bibliographic information, and covering the most cited and most frequently searched for authors in the database.

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COS PIVOT (Formerly COS Funding Opportunities)

This database provides access to funding opportunities and scholar profiles, with the ability to add your own scholar profile. PIVOT also allows you to save your searches and receive weekly alerts as new funding opportunities become available.

You must create an account and log in thereafter in order to use PIVOT. Registration and log in are in the upper right hand corner of screen. Your username must be your university email address. Previous CWU users of COS Funding Opportunities may log in with their existing COS username and password, as the accounts have been transferred over into PIVOT.

NOTE: Please inform the  Research and Sponsored Programs office before applying for external funding to ensure you are following the current procedures.

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CQ Researcher

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Explores a single "hot" issue in the news in depth each week.

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CQ Weekly

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Comprehensive, non-partisan news and information on Congress, politics and public policy from 1983 to the present.

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Dissertations & Theses

Citations and abstracts for thousands of doctoral dissertations and master's theses from 1861 to the present. 

 

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Ebsco eBook Collection

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Electronic full text of books in the areas of Library Reference, Choice Outstanding Academic Books, Computer Science & Technology,  Pacific Northwest History, Management & Leadership, Sports Administration, Art & Architecture, Anthropology & Archaeology, Criminal Justice, Emergency Medicine, Law Enforcement & Forensic Science, and Social Work. 

NOTE:  Ebsco eBook Collection was formerly known as NetLibrary

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Education Full Text

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Coverage for a wide range of topics, including adult education, continuing education, literacy standards, multicultural/ethnic education, secondary education, teaching methods and in-depth coverage of special education, with over 50 journals dedicated to this important topic.

Full text of articles from over 350 journals as far back as 1996, indexing of over 770 periodicals dating back to 1983, and more than 100,000 controlled and cross-referenced names of educational tests.

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ERIC

PLEASE NOTE:  A number of full text documents from 2005 and earlier have been pulled by ERIC because of personal information found in them.  For more information: http://www.eric.ed.gov/pdf_availability.html

Consists of two files: the Resources in Education (RIE) file of document citations and the Current Index to Journals in Education (CIJE) file of journal article citations from over 750 professional journals.

NOTE:  For items published before 1993, CWU owns the entire microfiche collection of ERIC Documents. For assistance, see a librarian in the Documents Dept., also on the 3rd floor.

Family & Society Studies Worldwide

This is an index providing the most comprehensive coverage of research, policy, and practice literature in the fields of Family Science, Human Ecology, Human Development, and Social Welfare.  FSSW covers popular issues in all fields of social work, social science and family practice. Coverage spans from 1970 to the present, indexing publications from a wide range of social science disciplines including anthropology, sociology, psychology, demography, health sciences, education, economics, law, history and social work.  Source documents include professional journals, conference papers, books, book chapters, government reports, discussion and working papers, statistical documents, theses & dissertations and other sources.  

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Films on Demand Video Collection

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Access to individual streaming video titles.  

Technical Requirements for PC users

  • OS:  Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, or later versions.
  • Browser: IE 6.0+ or Mozilla Firefox 2.0 or higher.
  • Media Player: Adobe Flash Player 9.0+; Windows Media Player 9.0+; QuickTime Player 6.0+. 

Technical Requirements for Mac users

  • OS: Mac OS version 8.1 or later versions.
  • Browser: Mozilla Firefox 2.0+ or Apple Safari 3.0+.
  • Media Player: Adobe Flash Player 9.0+; Windows Media Player 9.0+; QuickTime Player 6.0+.

Mac OS 8.6 (or later): QuickTime Player Version 7.1 for OS 8.1 and QuickTime Player Version 5.0.9 or higher is recommended.  Mac OS X v10.1.3 (or later): QuickTime Version 9 for OS X is recommended.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

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Browse interdisciplinary reference sources covering: Education, Environment, History, and the Social Sciences. Once you are logged in click on 'Show All' to see a complete title list.

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GPO Monthly Catalog - FirstSearch

Descriptions of materials in U.S. federal depository libraries (such as CWU).


Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI)

HAPI is your source for authoritative, worldwide information about Central and South America, Mexico, Brazil, the Caribbean basin, the United States-Mexico border region, and Hispanics/Latinos in the United States. From analyses of current political, economic, and social issues to unique coverage of Latin American arts and letters, HAPI Online contains complete bibliographic citations to articles, book reviews (through 2001), documents, original literary works, and other materials appearing in more than 500 key social science and humanities journals published since 1970. Citations are in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, and other languages. 

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JSTOR

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Contains the complete back issues of over 600 core scholarly journals in the arts, humanities, the social sciences, as well as the natural and applied sciences.  List of JSTOR Collections to which CWU subscribes

NOTE:  The JSTOR platform does include ebooks.  CWU currently has access to only those which JSTOR has made freely available.

NOTE:  "Register & Read" permits users to read online for free some content not available through the library subscription.  You will need to create a myJSTOR account to read free articles online.  Should you need to download or print a copy of an unsubscribed article, please keep in mind that current CWU students, staff and faculty can request unsubscribed content usually free of charge through Brooks Library's Interlibrary Loan department.

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Legal Collection

[Full Text]  Legal Collection contains full text for more than 250 of the world's most respected, scholarly law journals. Legal Collection is an authoritative source for information on current issues, studies, thoughts and trends of the legal world.

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Literary Reference Center

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Literary Reference Center is a full-text database that combines information from major respected reference works, books and literary journals, as well as original content from EBSCO Publishing. Literary Reference Center contains full text for more than 35,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews; nearly 100,000 articles/essays of literary criticism; more than 252,000 author biographies (including more than 22,000 in-depth bios); 450 literary journals; more than 693,000 book reviews; more than 78,400 classic and contemporary poems; more than 19,700 classic and contemporary short stories; more than 6,600 author interviews; more than 8,200 classic texts; and much more.

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Literature Criticism Online

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Literature Criticism Online [LCO] provides biographical information and literary criticism for authors and their publications covering multiple time periods, types of literature, and regions worldwide. Online access is available for content published within the LCO since July 2009 through 2012.  Additional content (published prior to July 2009) is available in print in the Brooks Library Reference Department. 

See Also:  Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online and Something About the Author Online.


Marcive

Citations to U.S. Government documents from 1976 - present. When available, includes links to the Web version of documents.

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MAS Ultra School Edition

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This comprehensive database contains full text for nearly 500 magazines popular in high schools. MAS Ultra is recommended for use by student teachers for lesson planning; all full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Includes biographies, primary source documents, more than 360 reference books (including the Columbia Encyclopedia, the CIA World Fact Book and World Almanac & Book of Facts), images and expanded full-text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.

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MasterFILE Premier

Multidisciplinary database provides full text for more than 1,750 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also includes nearly 500 full text reference books, full text from 86,019 biographies, 105,787 full text primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 293,480 photos, maps and flags.

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Newspaper Source Plus

Newspaper Source Plus includes more than 860 full-text newspapers, providing more than 35 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 857,000 television and radio news transcripts.

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Newsstand [ProQuest]

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Coverage of over 1200 newspapers, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post, plus other important U.S., international and minority interest papers.

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OAIster

OAIster is a database of over 20 million items held digitally at nearly 1100 libraries, museums, and organizations. Types of files include digitized (i.e., scanned) books and articles; born-digital texts; audio files (e.g., wav, mp3); images (e.g., jpg, gif); movies (e.g., mp4, quicktime); and datasets (e.g., downloadable statistics files).

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Oxford Reference Online

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Brings together over 100 of Oxford University Press's premier language and subject dictionaries and reference works - containing well over 60,000 pages - into a single cross-searchable resource. Now includes the Western Civilization collection.

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Papers First - FirstSearch

Descriptions of professional papers presented at conferences.

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PILOTS

PILOTS: Published International Literature On Traumatic Stress.  It is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. It provides citations and abstracts to the international literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health complications of traumatic events. Coverage: 1871-Current

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PIVOT (Formerly COS Funding Opportunities)

COS Funding Opportunities has been replaced by COS PIVOT. 

This database provides access to funding opportunities as well as scholar profiles, with the ability to add your own scholar profile and to view the profiles of various research organizations.  PIVOT allows you to also prioritize and save your searches to receive weekly alerts.

You must register your own account and log in thereafter in order to use PIVOT.   Registration and log in is in the upper righthand corner of screen.

Previous CWU users of COS Funding Opportunities may log in with their existing username and password, as the accounts have been transferred over into PIVOT. 

NOTE:  For some opportunities, sponsors accept only a limited number of proposals or applications from an institution, or require an institution to rank or prioritize applications before submission. Please contact the Office of Graduate Studies and Research before applying if an opportunity is marked "Internal Coordination Required".

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Proceedings First - FirstSearch

Index of conference publications.


Project Muse

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Provides searchable full text of over 200 scholarly journals from scholarly publishers and covers literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics, and other subject areas.

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PsycARTICLES

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Peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific full text articles within 80 landmark journals in behavioral science and related fields, ranging from education, to nursing, to business, to neurosciencepublished by the American Psychological Association (APA) and allied organizations (the Canadian Psychological Association and the english language publications of the Hogrefe Publishing Group).

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PsycINFO

PsycINFO is an abstract and index database of more than 3 million resources, covering psychology back to its underpinnings in the 17th Century.  Records cover peer-reviewed journals, books, and dissertations and professional coverage goes beyond psychology to include related disciplines such as medicine, law, social work, neuroscience, business, nursing, forensics, engineering, and more

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Regional Business News

Comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

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Sage Journals Online

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Full text of journal articles back to 1999 from over 400 journals in business, humanities, social sciences, theoretical and applied sciences, technology and medicine.  Not all content in this database is available full text.  For a list of the journals that are available full text to CWU please click here.

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ScienceDirect

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Full text of journal articles back to 1995 from over 100 journals published by Elsevier in business, humanities, and the sciences. (Full-text titles available to CWU)

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Something About the Author Online

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Something About the Author Online [SATAO] contains heavily illustrated sketches on juvenile and young adult authors and illustrators of all eras and nationalities. Online access is available for content published within SATAO from July 2009 through 2012.  Additional content (published prior to July 2009) is available in print in the Brooks Library Reference Department. 

See Also:  Literature Criticism Online and Dictionary of Literary Biography Online.

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SpringerLink

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Full text of journal articles back to 1999 from over 800 journals in business, humanities, social sciences, theoretical and applied sciences, technology and medicine.  Not all content in this database is available full text.  Please click here for a list of full text titles.

NOTE: CWU also owns full text access to 145 titles within Springer's Humanities, Social Sciences & Law Online Journal Archives.  These backfiles are searchable within Springerlink. Click here for a list of titles and the span of years for each.
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Teacher Reference Center

Indexing and abstracts for 280 periodicals, most of which are peer-reviewed titles.  Topics include: Assessment, Best Practices, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, School Administration, Science & Mathematics, and Teacher Education.

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Test Reviews Online - Buros Institute

Indexes the content available in the print volumes of the Mental Measurements Yearbook series available in the Library's First Floor Reference Collection.

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Wiley Online Library

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Full text of journal articles back to 1997 from journals in business, science, technology, and law, education, psychology and medicine.


WorldCat - FirstSearch

An international online catalog of over 61 million items. Records exist for everything from print books to stone tablets, electronic books, wax recordings to MP3s, DVDs and Web sites.

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