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Databases by Subject

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Art | Business & Economics |Geography | History | Law & Criminal Justice | Language & Literature | Medicine | Natural Sciences | Philosophy | Political Science | Psychology | Religion | Social Studies | Teacher Education | Technology

 
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Academic OneFile: SELECT <CHANGE DATABASES> TO ACCESS MATERIALS IN MULTIPLE SUBJECT AREAS. Offers peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources covering the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. Respected, authoritative and comprehensive.

Academic Search Complete: SELECT <CHOOSE DATABASES> TO ACCESS MATERIALS IN MULTIPLE SUBJECT AREAS. A multi-disciplinary full-text database, accessing over 7,000 full-text periodicals, including nearly 6,000 peer-reviewed journals. Academic Search Complete also offers indexing and abstracts for more than 11,000 journals and over 11,600 other publications including monographs, reports, and conference transcripts.

The ARTstor Digital Library Charter Collection is a repository of hundreds of thousands of digital images and related data, the tools to actively use those images, and a restricted usage environment that seeks to balance the rights of content providers with the needs and interests of content users. It contains downloadable images of many well known works of art.

Directory of Open Access Journals offers free, full-text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals in all subjects. There are now more than 2550 journals in the directory.

Dissertations and Theses: Abstracts and ordering information for dissertations and theses from all fields, from Proquest.

Ebscohost E-Book Collection is a collection of over 50,000 recently published e-books. It offers books on every subject taught at Ferrum, and is available 24/7.

Films on Demand is a collection of thousands of academic video titles and video segments.

New York Times is an index of articles from 1851 to the present. Consult a librarian for access to the full text of the articles. Recent issues of the Times are available in the FACTIVA News Pages.

Newsbank Newspapers includes searchable full text of hundreds of papers from around the U. S. and the world.

OCLC’s First Search contains several research tools, including WorldCat. This massive union catalog allows users to search through over 50 million books. When our collection does not have a book you need, try First Search to identify a title for interlibrary loan. Most of these loans are free to our students and faculty.

Oxford Journals is a collection of searchable full-text scholarly journals in a variety of fields published by Oxford University Press.

Roanoke Times links to the full text of our local daily paper from 1990 to the present.

The Virginian-Pilot is the daily newspaper of Virginia’s Tidewater region.

The Washington Post is the national capital’s most popular daily.

USA Today: Breaking news on weather, sports, international politics, science, finance, technology, travel, national events, the economy, and entertainment industry.

Art

The ARTstor Digital Library Charter Collection is a repository of hundreds of thousands of digital images and related data, the tools to actively use those images, and a restricted usage environment that seeks to balance the rights of content providers with the needs and interests of content users. It contains downloadable images of many well known works of art.

JSTOR is an electronic archive of the most important scholarly journals from over forty fields of study. Journal holdings typically include from the year the journal began to one to five years ago.

Business & Economics

Business Source Complete: Covers topics related to accounting, economics, finance, management and management information systems, marketing and international business and also provides economic reports from other countries using Global Insight, ICON Group and CountryWatch. Over 2,700 full-text titles, plus 881 full-text peer-reviewed publications.

FACTIVA is an excellent source for comprehensive business information. FACTIVA also has the full text of thousands of newspapers, magazines, and journals. The “News Pages” section has the last few issues of key publications such as the Wall Street Journal.

Journal of Unconventional Parks, Tourism & Recreation Research: Published by Radford University, “The mission of the journal is to present a forum for research that is unconventional, or research and articles that represent out of the box thinking...a home for satellite ideas that would not normally be presented in conventional journals.”

JSTOR is an electronic archive of the most important scholarly journals from over forty fields of study. Journal holdings typically include from the year the journal began to one to five years ago.

Mergent Online includes information on over 35,000 publicly traded companies -- approximately 12,000 domestic public companies, 24,000 international public companies, and 10,000 extinct (due to merger, acquisition, bankruptcy, etc) global public companies. Company histories and over 200,000 annual reports in pdf, 30 years of stock prices, and more.

Mergent Horizon includes seamless capabilities for finding, filtering and organizing information about companies and industries.

Geography

Country Watch is an information provider for corporations, government agencies, universities, schools, libraries and individuals needing up-to-date news, statistics and information on each of the recognized countries of the world.

History

American Civil War: Letters and Diaries contains 2,009 authors and approximately 100,000 pages of diaries, letters and memoirs. The collection also includes biographies, an extensive bibliography of the sources in the database, and material licensed from The Civil War Day-by-Day by E.B. Long.

Early Encounters in North America contains 1,482 authors and over 100,000 pages of letters, diaries, memoirs and accounts of early encounters with the peoples and places of the New World from 1601 to after 1850.

Evans Early American Imprintsis a huge database of full-text versions of books and other publications printed in America before 1800.

Facts on File is a U. S. and world news digest covering from 1940 to the present. It is an excellent place to research events since WWII.

Harpweek contains the searchable full text of the magazine Harper’s Weekly from 1857 to 1877. It is an excellent resource for the era around and including the War Between the States.

JSTOR is an electronic archive of the most important scholarly journals from over forty fields of study. Journal holdings typically include from the year the journal began to one to five years ago.

North American Women’s Letters and Diaries includes the writing of 1,325 women and 150,000 pages of diaries and letters dating from 1675 to 2002   Particular care has been taken to index this material so that it can be searched more thoroughly than ever before.

Law & Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice Periodical Index contains dozens of searchable full-text journals related to crime, law, and justice. This is a key resource for criminal justice majors.

JSTOR is an electronic archive of the most important scholarly journals from over forty fields of study. Journal holdings typically include from the year the journal began to one to five years ago.

Lexis-Nexis is the best legal source available. It has every state and federal law, thousands of court cases, law journals full-text, and thousands of newspapers. Lexis-Nexis also provides detailed financial reports on businesses and industries.

Language & Literature

Bartleby.com features a large collection of out-of-copyright books along with current reference works.

Gutenberg-e: Award winning monographs, coordinated with the American Historical Association, afford emerging scholars new possibilities for online publication, weaving traditional narrative with digitized primary sources, including maps, photographs, and oral histories.

JSTOR is an electronic archive of the most important scholarly journals from over forty fields of study. Journal holdings typically include from the year the journal began to one to five years ago.

Literature Resource Center has up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on nearly 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world, supplemented by the scholarly materials of the Scribner Writers Series and Twayne's World, U.S., and English Authors Series.

MLA Bibliography includes citations for hundreds of thousands of books, articles and dissertations from 1926 to the present, linked to full text where available.

Project Gutenberg has over 6260 full-text electronic books available for reading or downloading. It is a good source for classic literature.

Medicine

Alt HealthWatch: This database offers indexing and full text for more than 160 alternative, complementary and holistic health care publications, from the mid-1990’s to the present including reports, proceedings, association and consumer newsletters.

Consumer Health Complete: An in-depth, user friendly resource designed to answer everyday consumer health questions in both English and Spanish. CHC covers all areas of health and wellness, from mainstream medicine to perspectives on integrated and holistic medical practices.

PubMed Central (PMC) is the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature.

Salud en Espanol (Also known as Consumer Health Complete Spanish Version): Content covers all areas of health and wellness, from mainstream medicine to complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.

Natural Sciences

AgBioForum is a searchable, web-based journal with articles focused on biotechnology and economics in agriculture.

American Journal of Botany: This is a scholarly journal published by the Botanical Society of America.

BioOne brings to the Web a uniquely valuable aggregation of the searchable full-texts of high-impact bioscience research journals. Most of BioOne's titles are published by small societies and non-commercial publishers, and, until now, have been available only in printed form.

Journal of Animal Science (JAS) is a leading source of new knowledge and perspective in animal sciences. According to the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI), JAS consistently ranks as one of the top 2 journals (among 43 titles) in the category of Agriculture, Dairy, and Animal Sciences in terms of impact factor, immediacy index, and cited half-life.

The Journal of Dairy Science is the scholarly journal published by the American Dairy Science Association.

Philosophy

JSTOR is an electronic archive of the most important scholarly journals from over forty fields of study. Journal holdings typically include from the year the journal began to one to five years ago.

Political Science

Columbia International Affairs (CIAO) is the most comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs. It publishes a wide range of scholarship from 1991 onward that includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs.

Country Watch is an information provider for corporations, government agencies, universities, schools, libraries and individuals needing up-to-date news, statistics and information on each of the recognized countries of the world.

Lexis-Nexis is the best legal source available. It has every state and federal law, thousands of court cases, law journals full-text, and thousands of newspapers. Lexis-Nexis also provides detailed financial reports on businesses and industries.

Psychology

JSTOR is an electronic archive of the most important scholarly journals from over forty fields of study. Journal holdings typically include from the year the journal began to one to five years ago.

PsycNET: Access to PsycARTICLES, a database of full-text articles published by the American Psychological Association and PsycINFO, an abstract database of psychological literature from the 1800s to the present.

Religion

Humanities International Complete: Provides indexing, abstracting, and full text of journals, books and other important reference sources in the humanities through cover-to-cover indexing and abstracting for over 1,900 titles, and full text of hundreds of journals, books and other publications. The database includes citations and abstracts for articles, essays and reviews, as well as original creative works including poems, fiction, photographs, paintings and illustrations.

JSTOR is an electronic archive of the most important scholarly journals from over forty fields of study. Journal holdings typically include from the year the journal began to one to five years ago.

Social Studies

Advances in Social Work (Requires registration): This journal covers all topics related to all areas of social work including practice, research, and education. Each edition addresses current issues, challenges, and responses facing social work “in the field” as well as the classroom.

JSTOR is an electronic archive of the most important scholarly journals from over forty fields of study. Journal holdings typically include from the year the journal began to one to five years ago.

Lexis-Nexis is the best legal source available. It has every state and federal law, thousands of court cases, law journals full-text, and thousands of newspapers. Lexis-Nexis also provides detailed financial reports on businesses and industries.

Survey Documentation and Analysis is a set of programs for the documentation and Web-based analysis of survey data. There are also procedures for creating customized subsets of datasets. This set of programs is developed and maintained by the Computer-assisted Survey Methods Program (CSM) at the University of California, Berkeley. CSM also develops the CASES software package.

Teacher Education

Digest of Educational Statistics is the United States Department of Education’s collection of reports and statistics for a ten-year period (1995-2005).

JSTOR is an electronic archive of the most important scholarly journals from over forty fields of study. Journal holdings typically include from the year the journal began to one to five years ago.

Technology

Gale Computer Database Journals: Scholarly research articles on computer science topics.