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ABI Inform
(Search databases: ABI/INFORM Dateline, ABI/INFORM Global, and ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry)


1985-Present Contains 175 journals , including major business tabloids, magazines, daily newspapers, wire services, and area business publications.
Academic and Business Research Institute AABRI publishes peer-reviewed academic business related journals
Academic Search Complete Direct 1866-Present The world’s largest and most comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database with more than 5.3 thousand full-text periodicals, including 4.4 thousand peer-reviewed journals. This database also offers indexing and abstracts for more than 9.3 thousand journals and a total of 10.9 thousand publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc.
Access Science (McGraw-Hill)
Accounting and Tax 1971-Present Provides current accounting, taxation, and financial management information, as well as profiles of accounting firms, CPAs, and management consulting firms.
ACM (Association for Computing (Digital Library 1544-Present ACM (Association for Computing Machinery): The Digital Library and The Guide to Computing Literature. A collection of bibliographic citations and abstracts. Citations for all ACM published works are included in the Guide as a small subset of the total bibliographic space, more than 750,000 citations from 3,000+ publishers. The Digital Library is the full-text repository of papers published by ACM and by other publishers that have co-publishing with ACM.

ACS Publications American Chemical Society


1879-Present Over 30 chemistry peer reviewed journals with full text
African American Biographical Database 1790-1950 The African American Biographical Database is a resource of first resort when you are looking for biographical information, including photographs and illustrations, for African Americans. From the famous to the everyday person, AABD Poems Roughly includes profiles and full-text sketches providing both biographical detail and illuminating narratives chronicling the lives of Black Americans.
African American Lectionary The African American Lectionary. This website is intended as a resource that, among other things, sheds new light on the liturgical moments of significance to most African American Christians. Feel free to read the material online or print it.
African American Studies Center (AASC) (Oxford) Sources from 1600 to the present Over 1,750 images, more than 300 primary sources with specially written commentaries, and nearly 150 maps have been collected to enhance this reference content. 150 charts and tables offer information on everything from demographics to government and politics to business and labor to education and the arts
AGRICOLA (Agriculture) 1970-Present Bibliographic records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Library
Alt HealthWatch 1990-Present This alternative health database provides full text for 180 publications in the collection, including full text for many peer-reviewed journals. Alt HealthWatch provides in-depth coverage across the full spectrum of subject areas covered by complementary and alternative medicine.
American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 1-5

1690-1922 American history and culture from late – 17th Century through the late 19th Century
American Historical Newspapers  1682-1912 Early American Newspapers, Series 1, 1690-1876; Series 2, 1758-1900; Series 3, 1829-1922; Series 4, 1756-1922 and Series 5, 1777-1922.
American Mathematical Society Publications  More than 10 math journals published and/or distributed by American Mathematical Society.
American Newspapers
1893-Present Reviews of Modern Physics Journal is the only journal available in full text in the Physical Review Journals resources. All other journals are available as abstracts. Some Full Text Journals are also available by searching the AIP Journals Resource by date.
American Periodical Series  1740-1900 Over 1,100 periodicals that first began publishing between 1740 and 1900, including special interest and general magazines, literary and professional journals, children’s and women’s magazines, and many other historically-significant periodicals.
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE Library)
Annual Reviews Comprehensive, timely collections of critical reviews written by leading scientists. Annual Reviews volumes are published each year for 40 focused disciplines within the Biomedical, Life, Physical, and Social Sciences including Economics.
Archive Americana (search 5 databases)

Over 3 centuries Published by Readex, a division of NewsBank, inc.
This family of historical collections contains books, pamphlets, broadsides, newspapers, government documents and ephemera printed in America over three centuries.
Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals 1930-Present
(Selective coverage back to 1741)
Avery has over a half million records dating back to 1741; the single most important resource architecture. Includes the publications of professional associations, state and regional periodicals, and the major serial publications on international architecture and design. Obituary citations contain biographical data. Note- it is a citation index; this means that you have to do further searching to get the text of the articles.




Electronic Resource Scope
Biography In Context Gale resource
Bibliography of Native North Americans 1500-Present Contains more than 80,000 citations for books, essays, journal articles, and government documents of the United States and Canada including multicultural relations, gaming, governance, legend.
Biography Resource Center Selected coverage from 13th Century to present Biography Resource Center includes full-text articles and biographies from hundreds of periodicals. Search for people under one or more personal facts such as birth and death year, nationality, ethnicity, occupation or gender, or combine criteria to create a targeted search.
Business Source Complete 
  • More than 2,100 active full-text journals and magazines
  • Nearly 1,300 active full-text peer-reviewed journals
  • Nearly 770 active full-text peer-reviewed journals with no embargo
  • More than 840 active full-text journals indexed in Web of Science or Scopus





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Cabell Publishing


Present Current contact information on the addresses, phones, faxes, e-mails and websites for a large number of journals. Also, the company seeks to provide information on publication guidelines, review information.
Cambridge Journals Over 300 peer-reviewed academic journals for the global market. Containing the latest research from a broad sweep of subject areas.
  • CheckPoint
  •  To register for a Thomson Reuter Tax & Accounting (Checkpoint)username and password:
  •  Go to http://ria.thomson.com/cploginids
  • You must be at a computer connected to the university in order for this to work. 
  •  A registration page appears. Fill it out. See NOTE below .
  • After you “register”, you will receive an e-mail with your Checkpoint username and temporary password (the usernames are fairly long and can’t be changed.) The e-mail contains a link to Checkpoint. (This normally takes less than 10 minutes.)- Go to Checkpoint using the link in the e-mail you receive or go to: http://www.checkpoint.riag.com.
  • Enter your User Name provided above. User Names and passwords are not case sensitive.
  • Click the Login button. You will go through New User Setup screens, including a prompt to change your password. New passwords must be 7-20 characters and at least one letter and one number.
  • Once this process is finished, you can now access Checkpoint from any computer that has internet access (it does not need to be connected to the university).
  • If you have any problems, please call Customer Support at 1-800-431-9025.
  • STUDENT NOTE: if you are using Internet Explorer 8, verify that you are in “compatibility view” in order to accept the license agreement. To switch, clicking on the Tools menu, and choosing Compatibility View.



These Checkpoint accounts are valid for one semester.
PVAMU students/faculty/staff will register to establish individual logins and passwords to allow them to tailor accounts, and save files and search histories. These Checkpoint accounts are valid for one semester.PVAMU students/faculty/staff can only register for Checkpoint using a PC that is connected to the PVAMU campus network. Checkpoint  will then be able to recognize that you are logging in from the PVAMU campus IP address and can assign the correct Checkpoint ID, thereby ensuring the ability to customize Checkpoint.This User Name and Password ensures that your customized version of Checkpoint is truly unique and will include your saved searches and history (which identifies locations of previously found solutions or answers, etc.).Remember, this Checkpoint account is valid only for a semester.Checkpoint quick reference card
Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, scientific, healthcare and media markets.
 American Chemical Society
Chicago Manual of Style Online  Current version An online citing manual to style, usage, and grammar in Chicago Style.
Chilton Library Provides detailed information about vehicle maintenance and repairs.
CINAHL (Nursing) 1982-Present Provides indexing for over 1,700 current nursing and allied health journals and other publications contains over 961,000 records, including nursing dissertations, critical paths, drug records, research instruments, clinical trials.
 College Source Campus
Communication & Mass Media Complete 1915-Present Communication & Mass Media Complete provides quality research solution in areas related to communication and mass media. CMMC incorporates the content of Search along with numerous other journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study to create a research and reference resource of unprecedented scope and depth encompassing the communication discipline. CMMC offers cover-to-cover (“core”) indexing and abstracts for over 390 journals, and selected (“priority”) coverage of 200 more, for a combined coverage of nearly 600 titles.
Computer Source Computer Source provides researchers with the latest information and current trends in high technology. This database offers full text for nearly 300 publications and indexing and abstracts for nearly 450 publications.
Consumer Health Complete
Contemporary Authors 1962-Present Provides complete biographical and bibliographical information and references on more than 120,000 U.S. and international authors.
Contemporary Literary Criticism 1973-Present Contemporary Authors provides complete biographical and bibliographical information on more than 120,000 U.S. and international authors. Contemporary Literary Criticism–Select collects more than 35,000 critical essays on contemporary authors, with biographical, critical, principal works, and further study information. Dictionary of Literary Biography provides nearly 10,000 biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of influential literary figures from all eras and genres.
Credo Reference Use Credo Reference to find: Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, Biographies, Quotations, Bilingual Dictionaries, Measurement Conversions
Criminal Justice Periodicals 1981 – Present Search a comprehensive collection of U.S. and international criminal justice journals including information for professionals in law enforcement, corrections administration, drug enforcement, rehabilitation, family law, and industrial security.



Electronic Resource Scope
Dictionary of Literary Biography 1978-Present Contemporary Literary Criticism–Select is an extensive collection of critical essays on contemporary authors. Each CLC–Select entry contains a biographical/critical introduction, listing of principal works and sources for further study……………………………………………………………………..
Discovering Cultures 1997-Present Primary sources, multimedia and reference works
Discovering Geography 1997-Present Primary sources, multimedia and reference works
Discovering History Varied Covering both world and American history, extensive ‘topic trees’ guide navigation through subject content. Contains essays as well as documents.
Discovering Literature 1622-Present The Discovering Literature Collection provides biographical and critical information on the most-studied and most-popular authors of all time; historical and cultural context of novels, in addition to character studies, thematic essays and brief biographies; themes, characters and literary nuances of the short stories most studied in school and university classrooms; and analysis of William Shakespeare’s four most frequently studied plays – “Hamlet,” “Julius Caesar,” “Macbeth” and “Romeo and Juliet.”
Discovering Multimedia Collection DISCovering Science is a Thomson/Gale Database, providing science reference resources targeting high school libraries, classrooms, and the K-12 consortia market, with public libraries and junior colleges as a secondary market
Dissertations & Theses (ProQuest) 1637-Present ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database is the most comprehensive collection of more than 930,000 available for immediate free download, and an average of 2,000 new files are added each week.



Electronic Resource Scope
Early American Imprints 1639-1820 Contains books, pamphlets, broadsides and other imprints listed in classic bibliographies of the era.
EBSCOhost (All EBSCO Databases) 1975-Present EBSCOhost’s Collection provides coverage of more than 500 full text peer-reviewed journals. Covers social behavior, human tendencies, community development, culture and social structure. Updated daily.
Economist Intelligence Unit
Eighteenth Century Collections Online
Engineering Village 1884-Present The combined Compendex, Inspec, Chimica, and CBNB databases allow for searching on a broad range of topics within the scientific, applied science, technical and engineering disciplines. Coverage is from 1884 to present. The databases are updated weekly.
ERIC (Education) Contains more than 2,200 digests along with references for additional information and citations and abstracts from over 1,000 educational and education-related journals.
ERIC (EBSCOhost) ERIC provides free access to more than 1.2 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials and, if available, includes links to full text. ERIC is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences (IES).
Expanded Academic ASAP  1980-Present Comprised of more than 3,500 indexed and full-text titles — of which 2,100 are peer-reviewed — in all disciplines with more than 20 years of back file coverage.



FindLaw Present Site for free legal information on the Internet…………………………………………………………..
Fuente Academica Selected coverage from 1922 More than 450 scholarly journals from Latin America, Portugal, and Spain.. All major subject areas are covered with particular emphasis on agriculture, biological sciences, economics, history, law, literature, philosophy, psychology, public administration, religion and sociology.




Electronic Resource Scope
Gale Databases
Gale Virtual Reference Library Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
Gale Interactive: Chemistry Users can manipulate and explore the periodic table, molecules, and other 3D models, allowing students to better visualize and understand concepts in chemistry. Reference and periodical content provide additional context for further understanding.
Gale Interactive: Human Anatomy Users can manipulate and explore 3D models, allowing students to better visualize and understand human anatomy. Reference and periodical content provide additional context for further understanding.
General Reference Center Gold 1980-Present General interest database that integrates a variety of sources – newspapers, reference books, magazines, and trade publications. Find articles on current events, popular culture, business and industry trends, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more.”
GeoRef (including GeoRef and GeoRef In Process) 1963 – current The GeoRef database, established by the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) in 1966, provides access to the most comprehensive geoscience literature of the world. GeoRef contains millions of references to geoscience maps, serial, and non-serial literature. The database includes references to all publications of the U.S. Geological Survey. Master’s theses and doctoral dissertations from US and Canadian universities are also covered. Coverage for North American resources starts in 1669, whereas worldwide coverage starts in 1933.
Government Publishing Office (GPO)(Open Source) Current Produce and distribute information products and services for all three branches of the Federal Government, including U.S. passports for the Department of State as well as the official publications of Congress, the White House, and other Federal agencies in digital and print formats.
Provide for permanent public access to Federal Government information at no charge through the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) and govinfo.
Operate distribution centers in Laurel, MD and Pueblo, CO that fulfill orders for Government publications.
Government Information (govinfo)(Open Source) Current Govinfo is free U.S. Government information for all, a service of the United States Government Publishing Office (GPO), which is a Federal agency in the legislative branch, providing free public access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government. Can browse all government resources from A to Z.
1900-Present Comprises 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.





Electronic Resource Scope Description
Health Reference Center 1980-Present Contains information from books
Health Source: Consumer Edition Present Collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide, providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Health Source: Consumer Edition features searchable full text for nearly 150 journals. This database is updated on a daily basis.
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition  Varies by Journal Provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Also featured are abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 journals.”
Back to the initial issue for most journals; also contains English Reports from 1220 HeinOnline is a web-based subscription service allowing researchers to browse or fully search libraries containing >1.2K older law reviews and other legal materials including all charts, graphs, and photographs! Coverage is from the first issue published for all periodicals and goes through the most-currently published issues allowed based on contracts with publishers. Searching can be done by title or author name, as well as full-text searching of the collection or select periodicals. Date ranges may also be entered to narrow search results.
HeritageQuest 1800 Plus U.S. Serial Set not
Census information, U.S. Serial Set, Freedman’s Bank, Revolutionary War pensions and other primary sources
Historical Newspapers (Legacy Platform)
Humanities International Index Varies by journal


Provides cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for more than 2,100 journals and contains more than 2.47 million records.



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 IEEE (Engineering)  On or off campus access 

(Not available, in the process of renewing. It will be updated soon.)

IEEE Xplore is a digital library providing full text access to the world’s highest quality literature in electrical engineering, computer science, electronics, and related disciplines. IEEE Xplore contains over 2.5 million full text documents from IEEE journals, magazines, conference proceedings, standards, and IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) Publications.
International Index to Music Periodicals Full Text 1874-Present Full Text, a music journal resource with more than half a million indexed articles, plus detailed abstracts covering the scholarly to the popular……………………………………………………………………..
Infotrac One File 1980-Present Business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics.”
InterScience (Wiley) 1799-Present More than 2,500 journals, books, reference works, databases, laboratory manuals and The Cochrane Library, which is resource for evidence-based medicine. It includes 1.5 million articles of scientific and scholarly research.
International Index to Black Periodicals 1990-Present
International Index to Music Periodicals Full Text Current and retrospective bibliographic citations and abstracts from scholarly journals and newsletters from the United States, Africa and the Caribbean–and full-text coverage of core Black Studies periodicals
Inter Science 1980’s-Present Access to over 3 million articles across nearly 1500 journals and 7000 Online Books and major reference works
Infobase Learning Databases


1996-Present Provides current objective information on currently debated topics affecting society. Combines authoritative factual analysis with clear explanations of opposing points of view
IOP ebooks IOP ebooks™ is a brand new book program that brings together innovative digital publishing with leading voices from across physics to create the essential collection of physics books for a digital world. Created through collaboration with leading researchers in their field, IOP ebooks™ feature must-read content for the physics community.
Inspec Analytics (On Campus Only) Current A research portal for engineering researchers and scientists. Access by controlled Term name, Publishing trend over time (5 years), Related Controlled Terms in the Inspec Thesaurus (broader, narrower or related – which shows other linked scientific/engineering concepts the user may wish to explore), and Related Classification Codes. Search organizations, and subject classifications.
Issues & Controversies Current A large range of topics about current societal issues and controversies.




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2006-Present Peer reviewed video journal articles in science.


Archival access to many scholarly periodicals. Jstor does not cover the most recent three years of most journals.


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Videos and films mainly from PBS and psychotherapy.net




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Legal Collection 1965-Present This database contains full text for nearly 250 of the world’s most respected, scholarly law journals. The Legal Collection is an authoritative source for information on current issues, studies, thoughts and trends of the legal world……………………………………………………..
Lexis-Nexis (now Nexis Uni)  1789-Present Business News, Industry & Market, Accounting, Company Financial Reports, Company Profiles, Compare Companies, SEC Filings & Reports, Business Directories.
Literary Reference Center Current editions covering antiquity to
the present day
LRC is a comprehensive database that combines information from over 1,000 books and monographs, major literary encyclopedias and reference works, hundreds of literary journals.




MathSciNet Varies by Source American Mathematical Society – MathSciNet (Article)
Middle Search Plus Varies by Source Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for more than 1,730 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, 84,774 biographies, 100,554 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 235,186 photos, maps and flags
Military & Government Collection Varies by Journal Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, this database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals, and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of those sites. The Military & Government Collection provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals and indexing and abstracts for nearly 400 titles.
Military Database Current The Military Database covers topics across all government and military branches, including international relations, political science, criminology, defense, aeronautics and space flight, communications, civil engineering, and more.
 MLA International Bibliography 1926-Present The electronic version of the Bibliography dates back to 1925 and contains over 1.7 million citations from more than 4,400 periodicals (including peer-reviewed e-journals) and 1,000 book publishers.
Music Online (main site)
now called Music & Performing Arts


Music Periodicals Database 1874 – current Music, music education, performance, ethnomusicology, musical theater, theory, popular music forms and composition – journal articles





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National Academy of Sciences  ………………………………………………………………….
National Organization for Research (NORC) Abstracts Database   1972-Present  The searchable National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) Abstracts Database of 185,000 plus criminal justice publications, including federal, state, and local government reports, books, research reports, journal articles, and unpublished research. Subject areas include corrections, courts, drugs and crime, law enforcement, juvenile justice, crime statistics, and victims of crime. Most documents published since 1995 by NCJRS sponsoring agencies — the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, the Bureau of Justice Statistics, and the Bureau of Justice Assistance, all part of the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, and the Office of National Drug Control Policy — are available in full-text online. When the full-text is available online, a link is included with the abstract.
Natural Science Collection 1946 – current A full-text ProQuest database supported by a specialized A&I file. Covers comprehensive scholarly output, managed by an expert editorial team overseeing content selection and indexing supported by a controlled vocabulary
Subject Area(s):‎ Science & Technology
Natural & Alternative Treatments  Varies by Source Information on almost 200 different conditions and the conventional and natural treatments used to treat them, over 300 herbs and supplements, plus drug-herb and drug-supplement interactions for more than 90 drug categories.”
Nature Varies by Source With publications covering chemistry, physical sciences, earth and environment, life sciences, clinical practice and research
NBC Learn (open source) NBC Learn is a collection of over 14,000 standards-aligned resources designed for use in the classroom. NBC Learn is a rich, dynamic, and innovative resource that provides thousands of historic news reports, current events stories, original content, primary source documents, and other digital media specifically designed to help teach and engage students of all levels and abilities.
 NetLibrary is now eBook Collection Varies More than 200,000 eBook titles and 13,000 eAudiobooks from more than 500 publishers in 17,000 libraries worldwide
New York Times 1980-Present National and international news, coverage of important speeches Supreme Court decisions, and presidential press conference transcripts.
NewsBank  (Access World News Research Collection)

NewsBank (All databases)

1991-Present Find current and archived state, national and international articles on issues, events, people, government and more with over 4,400 full-text newspapers and other news sources including the Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle, New York Times , Washington Post, Access Business News, Access International News, Access Military, Government, and Defense and Access Newswires & Transcripts.
News 1940-1979  1940-Present Specialize in a number of key subject areas, such as history, science, literature, geography, health, and more.”
News (Reuters) Previous two weeks International news service; provides hourly updates of international headline news
Newspaper Source 1994-Present Selected full text for 25 national and international newspapers. Contains full text television & radio news transcripts, and selected full text for more than 260 regional (U.S.) newspapers. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.
Nexis Uni (previously LexisNexis Academic) Current Resources for business, company dossier, patent, criminal justice, and political science.






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Occupational Outlook Handbook (Open source) Revised every two years Nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives.
OCLC WorldCat (OCLC) Before 1000 BC to present OCLC catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide
OmniFile Indexing 1982+, Abstracting 1984+, “select” Full Text 1994+ Wilson OmniFile Full Text, Mega Edition contains everything (all the indexing, abstracting, and full text) that is contained in these six Wilson databases:
• Education Full Text
• General Science Full Text
• Humanities Full Text
• Readers’ Guide Full Text
• Social Sciences Full Text
• Wilson Business Full Text
Opposing Viewpoints in Context Provides contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today’s hottest social issues, drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, the solution features continuously updated viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, and audio files and links to vetted websites.
Oxford African American Studies Center (AASC) Primary sources from 1600 to the present Over 1,750 images, more than 300 primary sources with specially written commentaries, and nearly 150 maps have been collected to enhance this reference content. 150 charts and tables offer information on everything from demographics to government and politics to business and labor to education and the arts






Electronic Resource Scope Description

PAIS Index 1914 – current Public affairs, public and social policies, international relations – journal articles, books, government documents, statistics, grey literature, research reports, conference papers, microfiche, Internet material, etc.
Subject Area(s):‎ Social Sciences
Periodicals Archive Online 1802-1995 Archive of hundreds of digitized journals published in the arts, humanities and social sciences
Physical Review Varies by title APS Journals – American Physical Society
Pivot (Research Funding) 

Pivot Login Instructions: 
1. Go to the website, https://pivot.proquest.com/
2. Click on the “log in” link
3. Click on “signup”, if you have not already created an account in PIVOT.
4. Use your PVAMU email address (xyz@pvamu.edu) as your login name and follow the instructions.
5. After creating your account, use your email address and password to log in to PIVOT.
6. Under key words, list areas of your research interests.
7. Now, PIVOT will bring forth all funding opportunities available to you from around the globe!

Go to Office of Research for questions and details.

Current Funding resources, researcher profiles and collaborative workflow.
(PNAS) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 1914-Present PNAS is one of the world’s most-cited multidisciplinary scientific serials. Since its establishment in 1914, it continues to publish cutting-edge research reports, commentaries, reviews, perspectives, colloquium papers, and actions of the Academy. Coverage in PNAS spans the biological, physical, and social sciences. PNAS is published weekly in print, and daily online in PNAS Early Edition. The PNAS impact factor is 10.231 for 2005.
Polymer Library 1972 – current RAPRA Polymer Library (formerly known as RAPRA: Rubber and Plastics) is dedicated exclusively to rubbers, plastics, adhesives, and polymeric composites.
Subject Area(s):‎ Science & Technology
Population Index (Statistics) 1986-Present
PowerSearch Gale PowerSearch provides your researchers with access to almost all the Gale content in your library’s collection through one, single search query
Professional Development Collection Varies by title Highly specialized collection of 520 high quality education journals, including nearly 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports.
1974-Present Provides 100% full-text and user-friendly online access to over 350 high quality humanities and social sciences journals from over 60 scholarly publishers.

(Search 16 databases: ABI/INFORM, American Periodicals, Criminal Justice, GeoRef, Military Database, MLA International Bibliography, Music Reiriodicals, New York Times, PAIS Index, Periodicals Archive, Polymer Library, ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global, ProQuest Historical Newspapers, Research Library, SciTech Premium Collection, & Social Science Database)

1923-Current Thousands of articles on international architects and their works; select the ABI/Inform Global and Research Library databases for best results
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses 1861-Present Titles published since 1997 are available in PDF digital format with 24 page previews. Contains 2.3 million dissertations and Master’s theses from around the world. Bibliographic citations are available for dissertations dating from 1861. Over 60,000 new citations yearly.

ProQuest Ebook Central (On Campus)

ProQuest Ebook Central (Off Campus)


The ProQuest Ebook Central offers full text access to over 50,000 ebooks.
ProQuest Historical Newspapers ; The New York Times    1851-2014 The New York Times Archive (1851-2002) offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.
PsycArticles (APA) 1894-Present The database contains more than 100,000 articles from 59 journals – 48 published by the American Psychological Association (APA) and 11 from allied organizations. It includes all journal articles, letters to the editor and errata from each journal.
PsychInfo 1887-Present Comprehensive international database of psychology. Covers the academic, research, and practice literature in psychology.
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection Varies by title Nearly 575 full text publications, including nearly 550 peer-reviewed titles. Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection covers topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods. Nearly every full text title included in this database is indexed in PsycINFO. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.






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Reference USA Search for jobs, location, and industry. Find new business opportunities. Research executives & companies worldwide. Track down address and phone numbers. Find news articles for research. Locate out-of-town companies. Profile a neighborhood, city or state.
RefWorks at ProQuest

RefWorks Legacy (old)

RefWorks is tool not a resource. Four Easy Steps –
1) create your own account in RefWorks.
2) Search a resource such as JStor or ProQuest.
3) Mark articles.
4) Export to RefWorks.

RefWorks is a web-based bibliography and database manager that allows you to create your own personal database by importing references from text files or online databases and other various sources. You can use these references in writing papers and automatically format the paper and the bibliography in seconds.Click here for help & more info
Regional Business News Present Incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all United States metropolitan and rural areas. Updated daily.
Religion & Philosophy 1975-Present Contains more than 300 full text journals, including more than 250 peer-reviewed titles, with topics such as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.
Religion & Philosophy Collection Varies by title Provides extensive coverage of such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.
Research Library 1990-Present Primary Search provides full text for nearly 70 popular, magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).







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Sage Publication Criminology 1984-Present Sage Publications’ Criminology Full-Text collection includes the full-text of 23 core journals published by SAGE and participating societies covering such subjects as criminal justice, juvenile delinquency, juvenile justice, corrections, penology, policing, forensic psychology, and family and domestic violence. The searchable database consists of bibliographic records (indexed summaries or abstracts) with links to the appropriate full-text of each journal article in PDF format. Updated monthly.
SAGE Journals Online 1999-Present SAGE Publications publishes over 485 journals in Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, Technology and Medicine.
Sanborn – Texas Maps 1867-1890 Charts the development and growth of Texas cities
Science & Technology Collection  Varies by title The Science & Technology Collection contains over 800 leading full text journals covering relevant aspects of the scientific and technical community. Topics include aeronautics, astrophysics, chemistry, computer technology, geology, aviation, physics, archaeology, and materials science. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 1,700 publications.
Science In Context Current A Gale database covering topics of biographies, biology, chemistry, earth and environmental science, general science, health and medicine, math, engineering and technology, and physics and astronomy.


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1907 – Present SciFinder Web retrieves information contained in databases produced by Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) and Medline. It contains journal articles, patents, conference proceedings, dissertations, technical reports, books, and more, covering a wide spectrum of science-related information, including chemistry, biochemistry, and chemical engineering.
 Science Direct

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Varies by title Full-text articles online from Elsevier and Academic Press journals for limited years. Summary information about articles from all other Elsevier titles and some other publishers. Coverage includes all science areas and many social sciences and humanities areas. About 100 math journals and over 200 math books.
SciTech Premium Collection: search 2 ProQuest databases Natural Science Collection and Technology Collection 1946 – current The SciTech Premium Collection includes the Natural Science Collection and Technology Collection databases and provides full-text titles from around the world, including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, government publications and more. For researchers who need to conduct comprehensive literature reviews, this database includes specialized, editorial-controlled A&I resources for discovery of relevant scholarly research and technical literature critical to the discipline.
Social Science Database Social Science Database offers indexing and full text for hundreds of academic journals, providing extensive coverage across a wide range of social science disciplines including anthropology, communication, criminology, economics, education, political science, psychology, social work, and sociology.
Statistical Abstract of the U.S. (Open source) Open source from Census.gov
StatBank (alternative access through NewsBank All Databases) Current Statistics and facts on social, government, economic, and environmental topics from NewsBank, Inc.








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Taylor & Francis Online Journals Over 900 peer-reviewed research journals and around 1,800 new books each year: our backlist is in excess of 20,000 specialist titles.
Technology Collection 1962 – current A full-text ProQuest database supported by a specialized A&I file. Covers comprehensive scholarly output, managed by an expert editorial team overseeing content selection and indexing supported by a controlled vocabulary
Subject Area(s):‎ Science & Technology
Texas Maps, 1867-1890 (Sanborn) 1867-1890 Charts the development and growth of Texas cities
Texas Reference Center Varies by title Texas specific product comprised of periodicals, reference books, reports, and other content relevant to the state. Texas Reference Center contains more than 75 full text periodicals, 150 full text reference books, several Texas newspapers, and much more.”
Texas Standard 1922-Present The Portal to Texas History – The Texas Standard was the official publication of the Teachers State Association of Texas (TSAT) and supported the work of the African American teachers of Texas to gain equality in salaries and working conditions with their white peers.
TexShare Resources


Today’s Science Online Current Science news especially written for students, provided by “Facts On File”






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ViVa Women’s History Journals  Varies by title  Provides an overview of women’s and gender history projects at the International Institute of Social History (IISH), one of the world’s largest documentary and research institutions in the field of social history and labor history. Women’s roles in social movements are documented.
Vocational & Career Collection 1985-Present Provides full text coverage for more than 350 trade and industry-related periodicals.






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 WRDS Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) is the award-winning research platform and business intelligence tool for over 30,000 corporate, academic, government and nonprofit clients at over 375 institutions in 33 countries.
 Web of Science


OFF CAMPUS ACCESS – To gain access to Web of Science off campus, you must first create an account while on PVAMU campus first.

 1900-Present  Citation-based searching in all disciplines. Includes Science Citation Index (1900-present), Social Sciences Citation Index (1956-present), and Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1975-present).
Wiley InterScience Varies by title More than 2,500 journals, books, reference works, databases, laboratory manuals and The Cochrane Library, which is resource for evidence-based medicine. It includes 1.5 million articles of scientific and scholarly research. Over 50 mathematics and statistics journals.
Wilson OmniFile 1982-Present Features thousands of articles from international journals and magazines, including Architecture and Baumeister
World Cat (OCLC) 1800-Present OCLC catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide- Can request through ILL.
World News Digest 1950-Present Permanent record of the essential facts of the news as reported in the major national and international newspapers, news magazines, and government and online sources