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Academic OneFile (Gale)
Source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. Extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. Millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text.

Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)
Comprehensive, scholarly, multidisciplinary full-text database, providing access to more than 8,600 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,500 peer-reviewed journals.  This collection offers information in many areas of academic study including, but not limited to: anthropology, biology, chemistry, engineering, ethnic & multicultural studies, food science & technology, general science, geography, geology, law, literature, mathematics, political science, , psychology, religion & theology, women's studies, zoology and many other fields.

CQ Researcher
Covers current social issues.  Reports provide: background information, important points to consider, charts and graphs, and a source list for further reading.

Facts on File World News Digest
Covers seven decades of news from Facts On File World News Digest in print together with the most recent coverage and thousands of additional resources.  This archival record of domestic and international news covers all major political, social, and economic events since November 1940. Updated twice weekly and includes a searchable hourly newsfeed.

Issues and Controversies
Provides coverage of crucial issues by exploring hundreds of hot topics in politics, government, business, society, education, and popular culture. Updated weekly, with a 16-year backfile, this resource offers articles made to inspire thought-provoking debates. Its straightforward presentation of the key facts, arguments, history, and current context of today's most important and timely issues make the database an resource for research papers, debate preparation, and persuasive writing assignments.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text (EBSCO)
This database  indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings.  It also contains full text for more than 330 journals and nearly 30 full-text monographs including.  Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.

MasterFile Premier (ESBCO)
Designed specifically for public libraries, this database contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more.  Also contains full text more than 500 reference books, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags.

Military and Government Collection (EBSCO)
Military and Government Collection provides full text from over 320 military and general interest publications. Designed to bring current news to all branches of the military and matters relating to the military and military life.

Military and Intelligence Collection (Gale)
The Military and Intelligence Database periodical list has been hand-selected to meet the content needs of libraries serving military personnel.  More than 500 titles and more than 7 million articles (80% full-text).

Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Gale)
Covers today’s hottest social issues, from Offshore Drilling to Climate Change, Health Care to Immigration. Opposing Viewpoints in Context helps students research, analyze and organize a broad variety of data for conducting research, completing writing assignments, preparing for debates, creating presentations and more.

Points of View Reference Center (EBSCO)
Full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides more than 280 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide.