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Multidisciplinary

Academic Search Premier

A good starting point: articles from key journals in many scholarly disciplines, with some trade journals and magazines, 1975-present. [Video Tutorial]

Acadmic OneFile
Articles, most in full-text (html and PDF format) from scholarly journals. Also contains podcasts an?d transcripts from NPR, CNN, and the CBC, as well as full-text New York Times content from 1985 to the present. [Video Tutorial]

American Doctoral Dissertations
More than 153,000 theses and dissertations in total, some with links to the full text. For those that do not provide full text we can always try to get you a copy. Aside from the dissertation itself, their bibliographies are often very useful.

CQ Researcher
Information on current topics of widespread interest. Each issue contains analysis, charts, a chronology, statistics, pro-con discussions, and an annotated bibliography. (1991-Current) [5 simultaneous users allowed] [Video Tutorial]

FindArticles
Free article website with full-text articles from scholarly and trade publications in various disciplines, 1998 - present. Search by keyword or browse by category and/or publication titles.

Global Issues in Context
International viewpoints on wide range of issues, topics and current events. Each report includes overview, 'perspective' articles, reference, primary source and statistical information. Also includes podcasts, video and interactive graphs. [Video Tutorial]

Issues and Controversies
Covers more than 250 controversial topics. Includes basic facts, historical and statistical information, pro/con discussions, selected historical source documents, maps and graphics, and sources for additional research.

JSTOR (from the Boston Public Library)
[Available for free with a Boston Public Library (BPL) ecard (available online at https://www.bpl.org/ecard/)]. Once you have your card (just takes a minute or two!) go to the BPL, then click on 'Books & More' and then 'Online Resources'.] Full-text articles from hundreds of scholarly journals covering a wide range of subjects. [Note: full-text for most recent 3 - 5 years are not provided.]

Nexis Uni
Articles (and more) from a wide variety of sources -- newspaper and magazine articles, business data, medical and health information, legal materials, and reference sources. [Video Tutorial]

Opposing Viewpoints
Covers timely issues, from capital punishment to immigration to marijuana.

Accounting/Tax

Nexis Uni
Under 'Legal Research', see 'Tax Law' for federal and state tax cases, Internal Revenue Code and more. [Video Tutorial]

Biography

Biography in Context
Excellent reference source with full-text narrative biographies, magazine and newspaper articles, and citations for additional sources.

Business

Business Source Elite
Full-text coverage of scholarly business, management and economics journals. Also includes Company Profiles with SWOT analysis.

Business Collection
Articles and reports on the activities of companies and industries worldwide through business and trade publications (including Predicasts Overview of Markets and Technology (PROMT), complemented by a selection of international, U.S., and regional news publications.

Cabells Directory: Business Set
Provides information on verified, reputable journals in a variety of business disciplines(Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management and Marketing) including: journal editor contact information, submission guidelines, call for submission deadlines, acceptance rates, and metrics for easy reference when preparing to publish a manuscript.

Consumer Brand Analytics
Access market size, demographics, social media and sports fan involvement for 200+ consumer brands in 19 product categories.

Mergent Intellect (from the Boston Public Library)
[Available for free with a Boston Public Library (BPL) ecard (available online at https://www.bpl.org/ecard/). Once you have your card (just takes a minute or two!) go to the BPL, then click on 'Books & More' and then 'Online Resources'.] Industry profiles and more. (Tip: For industry profile search by a company name in an industry; on results page click on 'Industry Details, then (if available for your industry, open the 'First Research Industry Report'.)

Nexis Uni
Full-text articles (and more) from a wide variety of sources -- newspaper and magazine articles, business data (more SWOTs), medical and health information, legal materials, and reference sources. [Video Tutorial]

Small Business Resource Center
Covers all major areas of starting, operating and maintaining a business from financing, management, marketing, accounting, taxes and more. Includes business plans, plus articles, topic overviews, statistical tables and directory records.

Statista
Statistics and studies gathered by market researchers, trade organizations, scientific publications, and government sources on over 600 industries.

Career

Career Transitions
Provides guidance and essential activities for job seekers and those investigating new career options, including students, soon to be graduates, and adults new to navigating the modern job market. [Video Tutorial]

Communication

Communications and Mass Media
Academic journals and magazines focusing on all aspects of the communications field. Key subjects covered in the database include advertising and public relations, literature and writing, linguistics, and more.

Criminal Justice

Homeland Security Digital Library
The HSDC is a collection of documents related to homeland security policy, strategy, and organizational management. It contains documents from federal, state, tribal, and local government agencies, professional organizations, think tanks, academic institutions, and international governing bodies.

Infotrac Criminal Justice eCollection

Information from more than 700 journals from the field of criminal justice and security.

Nexis Uni
Search for case information and articles. Under 'Legal Research' find federal and state case law, law review articles, and legal news.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
An internal clearinghouse for information on law enforcement and criminal justice. Includes publications, reports, articles, congressional hearings transcripts, statistics and more.

Gun Regulation and Legislation in America
Articles, legislative histories, Congressional Service Reports, U.S. Supreme Court briefs, monographs, and more.

Education

Educator's Reference Complete
Selection of more than 450 full-text academic journals, hundreds of full-text reports, and many premier reference sources. Included content focuses on educational principles, child development and psychology, and best practices in education. Majority of the full-text titles included are also found in the ERIC database.

Research Companion
Helps students do more effective scholarly research and supports educators as they teach the core information literacy principles of finding, evaluating, and using information.

ERIC
Compiled by the U.S. Department of Education, ERIC represents the most complete bibliography of educational material.

Teacher Reference Center

Covers assessment, best practices, continuing education, curriculum development, elementary and higher education, language arts, teacher education, and a great many more related subjects.

Finance

The following databases are available for free with a Boston Public Library (BPL) ecard (available online at https://www.bpl.org/ecard/). Once you have your card (just takes a minute or two!) go to the BPL, then click on 'Books & More' and then 'Online Resources'.

Morningstar Investment Center
Comprehensive data and independent analysis on thousands of investments, spanning mutual funds, stocks, exchange-traded funds, and closed-end funds.

Valueline
Vast array of financial measures for over 6,000 stocks, 18,000 mutual funds, 200,000 options, and other securities.

Health

Health Reference Center
Includes medical reference books, full-text for over 500 pamphlets and 165 medical magazines.

Healthfinder.gov
Health information from government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and universities.

Health and Wellness Center
Information on diseases, conditions and drugs from trusted reference and periodical sources.

PubMed
Free World Wide Web access point to MEDLINE, the citation database of the National Library of Medicine. Article citations date from the mid-1960's to the present. Links to many full text articles are provided.

History

Biography in Context
Biographical information on more than 185,000 people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas. Includes full-text brief biographies, articles, and website suggestions.

Gun Regulation and Legislation in America
Articles, legislative histories, Congressional Service Reports, U.S. Supreme Court briefs, monographs, and more.

HeritageQuest Online
Collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s.

U.S. History in Context
Information on people, events and topics in U.S. history. Includes articles from reference works, academic journals and magazines, primary source documents, images, video and audio.

World History in Context
Information on people, events, and topics in world history. Includes articles from reference works, academic journals and magazines, primary source documents, images, video and audio.

Hospitality

Hospitality, Leisure, and Tourism eCollection
Coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism field.

Literature

Artemis Literary Source
Research authors and their works, literary movements and genres. Find full text of literary works, journal articles, literature criticism, reviews, biographical information and overviews.

Literature Resource Center
Up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.

News/Hot Topics

CQ Researcher
Background information on current topics of widespread interest. Designed as a starting place for research,each issue contains analysis, charts, a chronology, statistics, pro-con discussions, and an annotated bibliography. (1991-Current) [5 simultaneous users allowed]

Congressional Digest Pro & Con
Balanced presentation of important debates before Congress, the Supreme Court, and international bodies. Index of recent topics with links to full text at: http://congressionaldigest.com/index-of-recent-topics/ Also available through Academic Search Premier

Boston Globe
Complete electronic edition, including full-text content of local, regional, national and international developments. (Paid advertisements are excluded.) (1980-Current)

Issues and Controversies
Covers more than 250 controversial topics. Includes basic facts, historical and statistical information, pro/con discussions, selected historical source documents, maps and graphics, and sources for additional research.

Nexis Uni
Full-text from a wide variety of sources -- newspaper and magazine articles, business data, medical and health information, legal materials, and reference sources. Includes New York Times full-text.

New York Times
Full-text coverage of the New York Times from 1995-present (also included in Academic OneFile).

Opposing Viewpoints
Covers timely issues, from capital punishment to immigration to marijuana.

Psychology

Infotrac Psychology eCollection
Over 400 journals (about half are full text); subset of Academic OneFile.

PsycNet
Citations to a large amount of content from APA publications and more. To get to search screen, under "New Users" click on "Search" link. To narrow content to specific types of articles choose "Journal Articles" from Document Type menu and choose type of Methodology (such as Empirical Study). You can also check box for Peer Reviewed articles only

Reference

Biography in Context
Biographical information on more than 185,000 people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas. Includes full-text brief biographies, articles, and website suggestions.

Britannica Library
Encyclopedia Britannica, Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, magazines and periodicals.

Cabells Directory: Business Set
Provides information on verified, reputable journals in a variety of business disciplines(Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management and Marketing) including: journal editor contact information, submission guidelines, call for submission deadlines, acceptance rates, and metrics for easy reference when preparing to publish a manuscript.

Science

Infotrac Environmental Issues & Policy eCollection
Over 200 journals (many full text) that cover environmental issues and policy.

Science Database
7.3 million full text articles from over 1,600 sources, including charts, diagrams, graphs, tables, photos, and other graphical elements so vital to scientific and engineering literature.

Science in Context
Articles from reference works, academic journals and magazines, images, audio and video files.

Sport Management

Sports Market Analytics
Online service providing full text articles and statistics covering the sporting goods and sports marketing industries.

Consumer Brand Analytics

Access market size, demographics, social media and sports fan involvement for 200+ consumer brands in 19 product categories.

SportDiscus Fulltext
Comprehensive database of references to sports and health related articles, book chapters, dissertations, and conference proceedings. Up to 4 simultaneous users allowed.

2019 Sports Market Place Directory
Ten chapters track 103 sports, from soccer and football to judo and yachting. Chapters include "Single Sports," "Multi Sports," "Media," "Sports Sponsors," "Agencies," "Events, Meetings, and Trade Shows," "Professional Services," "College Sports," "Manufacturers and Retailers," and "Facilities." Chapters, arranged by topic, begin with an alphabetical index of organizations, teams, or businesses. Entries include address, phone, fax, Web site, e-mail, key personnel, and detailed corporate data on more than 13,000 organizations and businesses. The "Single Sports" and "Multi Sports" chapters provide an overview of sports teams and organizations from professional and Olympic organizations to youth clubs and Halls of Fame. "Professional Services" lists sports medicine specialists, agents, attorneys, recruiting services, and more. In "College Sports," 1,584 college associations, athletic conferences, NAIA, and NCAA organizations are described, along with colleges and universities that offer degrees in sports management. The "Facilities" chapter contains the seating capacity and tenants (sports teams) of hundreds of stadiums, arenas, and tracks. Companies that support sports facilities, ranging from security, vending and concession, sound and video, ticket services, and architecture and design, are included. [A hard copy of this resource is also available in the Library's Reference stacks on the Main Floor.]

E-Journals in Sport Below is a list of sport-related online journals that can be useful if you have a citation for one of them (journal title, article title, date of publication, issue/volume, etc.) or just want to browse:

Athletic Business

Athletic Management

Cyber-Journal of Sport Marketing

Journal of Applied Sport Management

Journal of Sport Analytics

Journal of Sports Economics

Marquette Sports Law Review

Sports Illustrated Vault

The Sport Journal

Databases By Title (A to Z Index)

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Databases by Title (AtoZ)