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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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ACM Digital Library

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The ACM Digital Library includes the full text to every article and transaction published by the Association of Computing Machinery, as well as bibliographic citations to resources from other publishers of computing.


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ACS Publications [American Chemical Society Web Editions & Archive]

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Full text of journal articles from over 30 American Chemical Society publications, some of which go back over 100 years.

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Bibliographic database of citations to the agricultural literature created by the National Agricultural Library and its cooperators.

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Alternative Press Index

This resource is a bibliographic database containing  journal, newspaper and magazine articles from hundreds of international alternative, radical, and left periodicals. Born of the New Left, this resource was launched in 1969 to provide access to the emerging theories and practices of radical social change.

  • Journal, Newspaper and Magazine Articles from Over 300 International Alternative, Radical and Left Periodicals
  • Over 368,000 Records
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America: History & Life

An index of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. With indexing for 1,700 journals from as far back as 1910.  Also includes citations and links to book and media reviews.

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AnthroSource (Abstracts Only)

Index of anthropological material developed by the American Anthropological Association.  CWU does not have full text access to articles through Anthrosource.  However, we do carry full text (from 2008 on) for some of these journals through the database Wiley Online Library.  Use Anthrosource to locate article citations and abstracts, and then search Wiley InterScience or OneSearch for the journal title, volume, and issue you need. 

NOTE: For articles not carried in full text (either print or online) through a CWU subscription, please request through Interlibrary Loan.  For search help, contact the Reference Desk via the Ask A Librarian webpage.
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Thousands of libraries, museums, and archives have contributed nearly a million collection descriptions to ArchiveGrid. Researchers searching ArchiveGrid can learn about the many items in each of these collections, even in museums and libraries outside of the United States. 

NOTE:  Please keep in mind that while you may be able to order copies of materials for research, these materials are in special collections that are not available through Interlibrary Loan requests. You must contact the repository directly to negotiate receiving copies of materials.

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Art Full Text

Art Full Text is a comprehensive resource for art information, with full text articles to more than 300 journals (dating back to 1995) and indexing and abstracts of over 600 periodicals (dating back to 1984).  Indexing of nearly 200,000 art reproductions are also included.  The database covers fine, decorative and commercial art, folk art, photography, film, and architecture.

For articles indexed in periodicals prior to 1984, see the Art Index [print], located on the second floor in the fishbowl, Call #  Z5937 A78

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Artemis Literary Sources

Artemis is a full-text database that allows you to search across multiple collections, including the Gale Virtual Reference Library, Dictionary of Literary Biography, Something about the Author, and Literature Criticism Online.

Article First - FirstSearch

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

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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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Get a comprehensive view of life sciences research, including the most important discoveries, significant influences and relevant connections. The new BIOSIS Citation Index combines the unique BIOSIS content that is critical to life sciences research with powerful citation indexing only the Web of Knowledge platform can provide. You can rely on comprehensive and relevant life sciences coverage that eliminates excess and delivers data that is accurate, meaningful and timely.

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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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Business Source Complete

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Full text for more than 8,800 serials back to 1965 (or the first issue published for that journal) and searchable cited references back as far as 1998 in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. Additional full text, non-journal content includes financial data, case studies, investment research reports, industry reports, market research reports, country reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses, etc.

Some video also available.

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OCLC's Catalog of Art Museum Images Online, CAMIO, is a growing online collection documenting works of art from around the world, representing the collections of prominent museums. CAMIO highlights the creative output of cultures around the world, from prehistoric to contemporary times. It includes images of photographs, prints, sculpture, paintings, decorative arts, drawings, costume and jewelry, textiles, architecture, digital arts, mixed media and more.  Along with a keyword search box, a helpful browse search page links you to all of these collection formats, or you can search by contributing repository.

NOTE: CAMIO is licensed for use by students, faculty, and researchers at subscribing institutions. Works of art may be used for educational and research purposes during the term of the subscription, if they are properly credited. Images may not be published or otherwise distributed.

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Classical Music Library

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A comprehensive database of distinguished classical recordings with streaming audio.

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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 Magazine

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[formely CQ Weekly]
Comprehensive, non-partisan news and information on Congress, politics and public policy from 1983 to the present.

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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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Criminal Justice Abstracts

Contains indexes and summaries of international journal articles, books, and governmental and non-governmental reports on virtually any topic in criminal justice. 

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Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online

The Dictionary of Literary Biography [DLB] provides overviews of authors and their works.  Online access is available for content published within the DLB since 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 Something About the Author Online.

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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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E-Duke Scholarly Journals

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Full text of journal articles back to 2000 from 31 Duke University Press humanities and social science journals. CWU subscribes to the E-Duke Standard Collection.  See the list of titles within the Standard Collection and the full text access date ranges for more information on available content. 

NOTE:  Our subscription was canceled as of January 2013, but we will still have content from previous years available from this link.  Search our catalog by Journal Title for other access options or also try the Project Muse database for similar content.

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Full text access to over 110,000 digital books in a wide range of subject areas: History & Political Science, Science & Technology, Social Sciences, Health & Medicine, Law, Business & Economics, Religion & Philosophy, Literature & Language, Arts, and Education.  Scholarly titles from high quality publishers including leading university presses, top non-governmental organizations, and leaders in academic publishing.

ebrary's mobile app has been discontinued, so information is provided on the Bluefire app.

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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eHRAF World Cultures

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Cross-cultural database containing more than 350,000 pages of descriptive information on cultures, diversity and ethnic groups of the world.

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Electronic Collections Online - FirstSearch

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Indexing for approximately 3000 academic and scholarly journals.  Full text of articles within the back issues of some 80 journals.

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Entrez Search and Retrieval System

Entrez is a free search and retrieval system that integrates information from databases at NCBI, including PubMed Central and MEDLINE.

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ERIC 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.

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

Essay & General Literature Index

Indexes contents in collected works, such as anthologies, focusing on humanities and social sciences.

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European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750

This database is derived from the seminal reference work European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed in Europe Relating to the Americas, 1493-1750  (the Alden-Landis bibliography). The reference work features citations of works produced in Europe that make some mention of the discovery and emerging awareness of the Americas.  It also provides a list of the libraries that own the actual work. The database also includes the Merriam-Webster Dictionary of Pre-19th Century Terms & Definitions (located above the search box).

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Films on Demand Video Collection

[Streaming Video]

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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Contains bibliographic citations and abstracts for human geography, physical geography, oceanogeography, and international and development studies.


Comprehensive index of international geoscience literature. Covers geology of North America from 1785 to the present and world geologies from 1933 to the present.

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GPO Monthly Catalog - FirstSearch

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


Offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for approximately 295,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,600 records.

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Handbook of Latin American Studies

A selective annotated bibliography of scholarly works on Latin America.

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Health Source [Consumer Edition]

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Provides information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health; access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines.

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Health Source [Nursing/Academic Edition]

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Provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Also features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.

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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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Historical Abstracts

Covers the history of the world from 1450 to the present (excluding North America).

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Homeland Security Digital Library

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Office of Grants and Training and the Naval Postgraduate School's Center for Homeland Defense and Security, this is an indexed collection of homeland security policy and strategy related documents.

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Hoover's Online

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Provides company profiles, corporate directory (searchable by company name, industry, ticker symbol, sales, location), market quotes, and business news.


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Hospitality and Tourism Index

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Covers scholarly research and industry news relating to all areas of hospitality and tourism.

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IOP Science

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Hosted by the Institute of Physics, this database contains full text access to over 100 physics journal titles.


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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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LexisNexis Academic

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Extensive array of full-text news (newspapers, wire services, transcripts and newsletters), business literature, industry and company information, legal, biographical, and reference resources.  Includes a "Subject Area" search for Accounting, Environmental Studies, Health & Medical Care, and Government & Politics.

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Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts

Indexes more than 690 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.

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Literary Reference Center


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.


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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Searchable database providing access to over 59 years of reviews in math literature and citations to over 400  mathematical journal publications (from 1940 to the present).  Search by mathematical subject under the tab "Free Tools" and selecting from the Classification drop down menu.

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Created by the United States National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE is an authoritative bibliographic database containing citations and abstracts for biomedical and health journals used by health care professionals, nurses, clinicians and researchers engaged in clinical care, public health and health policy development.

Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print

This database provides users with a comprehensive guide to over 3,000 contemporary testing instruments. Designed for an audience ranging from novice test consumers to experienced professionals, the MMY series contains information essential for a complete evaluation of test products within diverse areas.

This resource also integrates the complete Tests in Print database, which is also produced by the Buros Center for Testing at the University of Nebraska. Tests in Print (TIP) serves as a comprehensive bibliography to all known commercially available tests that are currently in print in the English language.  A score index permits users to identify what is being measured by each test.

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Military & Government Collection

Current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, this database offers a thorough collection of academic journal articles, primary documents (speeches, letters, text of important government documents such as acts and treaties) in U.S. history. Provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 periodicals and indexing and abstracts for nearly 400 titles.

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MLA Directory of Periodicals

Offers detailed information on over 7,100 journals, with 4,400 currently indexed within the Modern Language Association's International Bibliography.  The MLA International Bibliography provides a classified listing and subject index for books and articles published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics.

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MLA International Bibliography

Includes extensive worldwide coverage for thousands of abstracts to publications related to literature, languages, linguistics, folklore, film, and the teaching of these disciplines.  Abstracts are for published work dating back to the 1920s and published by the Modern Language Association.

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Music Index

Index to articles about classical, popular, and non-western music in music periodicals.

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National Criminal Justice Reference Service Database

The NCJRS Abstracts Database contains summaries criminal justice, juvenile justice, and substance abuse resources housed in the National Criminal Justice Reference Service Library collection.  It includes over 210,000 abstracts of publications, reports, articles, and audiovisual products from the United States and around the world. These resources include statistics, research findings, program descriptions, congressional hearing transcripts, and training materials from the 1970s to the present.

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National Security Archive

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An independent non-governmental research institute and library located at The George Washington University, the Archive collects and publishes declassified documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. The Archive also serves as a repository of government records on a wide range of topics pertaining to the national security, foreign, intelligence, and economic policies of the United States.

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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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Nutrition Abstracts: Series A

Topics and journal articles indexed include food composition and nutritive value, Human health and nutrition, disease and therapeutic nutrition, and physiology and biochemistry of nutrients.

NOTE: Click on Human Nutrition link located to the left of the search box to search the Nutrition Abstracts: Series A

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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 English Dictionary

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words— past and present—from across the English-speaking world.

Oxford Music Online

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Oxford Music Online is a new gateway that offers users the ability to access and cross-search the vast resources of Oxford's music reference in one location. The cornerstone of Oxford Music Online, Grove Music Online, has been completely redesigned with a number of functional enhancements and new content.

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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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PBS Streaming Video Collection

This collection assembles hundreds of the greatest documentary films and series from the history of the Public Broadcasting Service into one convenient online interface. A core of 245 titles, selected for their high quality and relevance to academic curricula, covers many educational disciplines, including history, science and technology, diversity studies, business, and current events. This collection provides access to the films and series users already know and trust, including Frontline, NOVA, American Experience, Odyssey, and films by Ken Burns and Michael Wood.

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PhilPapers: Philosophical Research Online

Description: PhilPapers is a comprehensive index of philosophy books and articles. PhilPapers offers unique features such as real-time indexing of pre-prints, fine-grained classification by topic, email alerts, reading lists, advanced search functionality, and discussion forums.


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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Provides bibliographic access to the scientific literature on nonhuman primates for the research and educational communities.

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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PROLA: Physical Review Online Archive

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The Physical Review Online Archive (PROLA) is the American Physical Society's online archive for Physical Review Letters, Reviews of Modern Physics, and Physical Review A–E. It contains all APS journal articles published from 1893–four years prior to the current year. Each January, another year is added to the archive.

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ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States

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The ProQuest StatisticalAbstract of the United States is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political and economic conditions of the United States.

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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 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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PubMed is a free resource that is developed and maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), located at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

PubMed lets you search millions of journal citations and abstracts in the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and preclinical sciences. It includes access to MEDLINE® and to citations for selected articles in life science journals not included in MEDLINE. PubMed also provides access to additional relevant Web sites and links to the other NCBI molecular biology resources.

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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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RIA - Checkpoint

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RIA is an online research system for the federal tax code and regulations, financial accounting standards, international accounting standards, and auditing standards. 

NOTE:  The vendor has established a session timeout feature on this database.  This means that your session will be closed after one hour of non-use.

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RILM Abstracts of Music Literature

International index of scholarly writings on music as well as music-related disciplines.

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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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Sage Reference Online

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Handbooks and encyclopedias covering journalism, 21st Century communication, gender and communication, collaborative and cross-cultural management research, hospitality mangagement, and film studies. 

PLEASE NOTE:  To search just the ebooks we own, go to Advanced Search and click on "Search Within" and then "Select Titles from List".  Click on the boxes to all or any of the titles and then fill in the search terms above.

Science Online


Full text content from the publications of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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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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SciFinder Scholar

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IMPORTANT: You need to register with SciFinder before accessing it.

SciFinder is a research discovery tool that allows you to explore the Chemical Abstract Service databases containing journal and patent literature from many scientific disciplines, including biomedical sciences, chemistry, engineering, materials science, and agricultural science. Not only does it have CAplus (online version of Chemical Abstracts) it also includes CAS Registry, used for research chemical substance information.   Complete list of databases within SciFinder and the content available

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Scitation is a platform for CWU subscriptions to online journals of the science and engineering fields. Scitation includes links to many rich sources of information, including ISI's Web of Science, MEDLINE, Chemport/Chemical Abstracts Service, SPIN database, INSPEC, EDP Sciences, X-ArkiV, SLAC-SPIRES, the ASME Digital Library and more. Scitation publications contain "forward links" to other articles on the platform. Forward links are links to articles that were published after a particular article that cite it.

Please Note: You may be prompted for a username and password to retrieve the full text of an article. This occurs because Scitation also contains article citations to journals for which we do not own subscription access.  There is no username or password that will allow you access.  CWU Libraries may own the title in another format (check OneSearch) or you may request it through Interlibrary Loan.

Social Services Abstracts

Citations and abstracts of journal articles covering current research focused on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development.

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Sociological Abstracts

Citations and abstracts of journal articles covering sociology, social work, and other social sciences.

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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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SportDiscus with Full Text

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With full-text coverage dating back to 1985, SPORTDiscus with Full Text is the definitive research tool for all areas of sports & sports medicine literature, providing full text for 550 of the journals indexed in SPORTDiscus. Of those, 393 are not found with full text in any version of Academic Search Complete or Health Source Complete.

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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. 

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.
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Standard & Poors NetAdvantage

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Comprehensive source of business and investment information from Standard & Poor's research products: Corporate Records, Stock Reports, Industry Survey, Register, Outlook, Stock Guide, Bond Guide, Earning Guide, Dividend Record, and Mutual Fund Reports.

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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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U.S. Board On Geographic Names

The U.S. Board on Geographic Names maintains uniform geographic name usage for the United States Federal Government.  This site provides access to databases of domestic geographic names, foreign geographic names, Antarctic names, and undersea features

USA Trade Online

The official source for U.S. merchandise trade data and statistics, maintained by the Foreign Trade Division of the U.S. Census Bureau. 

Please Note:  Library Use Only.  A password is required to use this database; please see the Government Publications Dept. on the 3rd Floor for access to this database within the library.


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Value Line

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Includes full-page reports and analyst commentaries as well as timeliness and safety rankings on 1,700 stocks covered by The Value Line Investment Survey.

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Web of Science

Index, abstracts, bibliographies, and cited references to articles from the world's leading scholarly science and technical journals covering more than 150 disciplines.

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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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