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AJR NewsLink (Internet)
Newslink lists around 5,000 newspapers, which are searchable by title or location. In addition, US papers are indexed by state, category, and frequency of publication. There is a section just for campus newspapers - US dailies, non-dailies, and non-US. Also included are links to magazines, radio/television broadcasters, and news services worldwide. Also has many sources for journalists, including a database of job listings.

Alternative Press Index (EBSCO)
A bibliographic database covering over 300 international alternative, radical, and left periodicals since 1991. Born of the New Left, the API was launched to provide access to the emerging theories and practices of radical social change. API coverage is both international and interdisciplinary, and indexes journal, newspaper, and magazine articles.

Alt HealthWatch (EBSCO)
A full text and image database of 160 international publications focused on all areas of alternative, holistic, complementary and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. Dating back to 1990.

Annual Review of Anthropology (EBSCO, monograph)
Provides full text access to the Annual Review of Anthropology from 1997 to one year ago.

Annual Review of Psychology (EBSCO, monograph)
Provides full text access to the Annual Review of Psychology from 1950 to one year ago.

Annual Review of Sociology (EBSCO, monograph)
Provides full text access to the Annual Review of Sociology from 1990 to one year ago.

Anthropological Literature on Disc 1982-1996
CD-ROM AVAILABLE AT CIIS LIBRARY ONLY
Anthropological Literature on Disc provides cumulative entries from the printed index published from 1984 to 1994. This cumulation covers research articles and reports, commentaries, review essays, and obituaries published in approximately 800 journal titles and more than 150 monographic series titles. This resource covers the broad range of anthropological studies, including cultural anthropology, physical anthropology, archaeology, ethnology and folklore, sociobiology, linguisitics, and urban studies.

AnthroSource (American Anthropological Association via Wiley)
Full text access to more than 250,000 articles from American Anthropological Association journals, newsletters, bulletins and monographs.

Archaeomythology Research Guide (CIIS Library)
In keeping with the definition of Archaeomythology, as coined by Marija Gimbutas, the scope of this multidisciplinary study guide includes: archaeology, mythology, comparative religions, linguistics, folklore, ethnology, history, petroglyphs, and art history. Beginning with the Paleolithic-Neolithic, selected resources include: North Africa, Anatolia, Aegean, Mesopotamia, Classical Greece and Rome, Hebrew, Christian, Medieval, Asia, and Mythology, as well as Archaeomythology Theorists.

The Archive of Research in Archetypal Symbolism (ARAS) (Publisher)
An encyclopedic collection of 17,000 alchemical images and corresponding study sheets that draw on East-West traditions from 50,000 BCE to 2,000 CE. Selected subjects of special interest for the CIIS community include: psychology, anthropology, archaeology, expressive arts, drama therapy, somatics, archaeomythology, mythology, theology, thealogy, spirituality, religion, philosophy, ecology, and cosmology.

ArticleFirst (FirstSearch)
Contains bibliographic citations that describe items listed on the tables of contents pages of approximately 12,600 journals in science, technology, medicine, social science, business, the humanities, and popular culture. Each record describes one article, news story, letter, or other item.

Asian Studies (Virtual Library) (Internet)
This resource is a directory of over 10,000 scholarly information resources on the Internet. It deals with the Asian continent as a whole, as well as with individual Asian regions, countries, and territories. A distributed catalog, with 48 editors in 16 countries.

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Bartleby.com (Internet)
Free resource of contemporary and classic reference works, including encyclopedias, gazeeters, factbooks, dictionaries, thesauri, and quotation sources.

Beliefnet: Multifaith Information (Internet)
This multifaith, independent site is focused on providing religious, spiritual, and moral information and inspiration from a spectrum of religious and spiritual beliefs. The site includes news, discussions, culture, prayer, links to sacred texts, pages for Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and many other religions and spiritual beliefs. There are columns written by a wide variety of scholars, and a glossary of religion terms. The focus of this site is very ecumenical, with an emphasis on tolerance and an unbiased approach to the human spiritual experience.

Bibliography of Asian Studies (Publisher)
This on-line version of the Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS) contains more than 777,000 records on all subjects (especially humanities and social sciences) pertaining to East, Southeast, and South Asia, published worldwide from 1971 to the present. Through the 1991 printed version, the BAS included citations to western-language periodical articles, individually authored monographs, chapters in edited volumes, conference proceedings, anthologies, and Festschriften, etc. Since 1992, newly published individual monographs are no longer being added to the database, and users seeking monographs are urged to consult other general resources and databases (such as OCLC, etc.).

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Child Development & Adolescent Studies (EBSCO)
Contains references from biomedical and social sciences worldwide on the growth and development of children through the age of 21. This database includes all of the issues of Child Development Abstracts & Bibliography from 1927 – 2001 (by the Society for Research in Child Development) plus new coverage on child rights and welfare issues. Includes abstracts of articles from hundreds of journals and a bibliography of thousands of technical reports, books, book chapters, theses and dissertations.

CINAHL (EBSCO) The definitive database for nursing and allied health research. Find information on Audiology, Nutrition & Dietetics, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Respiratory Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology, and Consumer Health.

Clase and Periódica (FirstSearch)
CLASE indexes documents published in Latin American social sciences and humanities journals specializing. PERIODICA covers journals science and technology journals in Spanish, Portuguese, French and English. Contains information from articles, essays, book reviews, monographs, conference proceedings, technical reports, interviews and brief notes published in journals edited in 24 different countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as from publications that focus on Pan-American issues.

Combined Health Information Database (Internet)
This database is produced by health-related agencies of the Federal Government. It provides titles, abstracts, and availability information for health information and health education resources. Currently covers 18 topics, from AIDS Education to Weight Control. Updated quarterly.

Counseling and Therapy in Video (Vols. I and II) (Alexander Street)
Online collection of video for the study of social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling — over 730 hours and more than 700 videos. Includes filmed footage of actual therapy sessions, re-enacted therapy sessions, and scripted sessions designed by counseling professionals to illustrate common issues and scenarios that arise during courses of therapy. Also includes consultations by experts in particular courses of therapy advising other therapists on the application of their methods, as well as lectures, presentations, and interviews that feature well-known therapists discussing their own work and issues affecting the larger fields of mental health and wellness. Volume I includes content that provides a firsthand look at the realities of working with clients and the challenges associated with putting theoretical concepts into practice. Volume II both updates and expands upon the first collection, with special emphasis on contemporary topics such as family therapy, child therapy, geriatric therapy, play therapy, weight control and eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, narrative therapy, social construction, art therapy and more cognitive behavioral.Features include the ability to select short clips for presenting and to create playlists.

Current Topics in Psychology (Internet)
This internet directory provides a well-organized, quick reference collection of articles, Web sites, and research tools.

Cursor.org (Internet)
Not updated since 2008, was a media and politics Web log that comments upon and links to the work of major news organizations, as well as to other critical, independent voices published on the Internet. Cursor contains links to hundreds of magazines, newspapers and stand alone Web sites, with an emphasis on media criticism and media research.

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Dissertations & Theses (ProQuest)
Includes Dissertation Abstracts in its entirety, along with the ability to download the full text of most American or Canadian dissertations or theses published from 1997 to the present.

Drama & Expressive Arts Therapy Research Guide (CIIS Library)
Guide for researchers in the fields of drama therapy and espressive arts therapy. Includes search tips, databases, key journals, organizations and more.

Drugs@FDA (Internet)
Drugs@FDA is a Web site where you can search for official information about FDA approved brand name and generic drugs, both prescription and over-the-counter Use this database to find approval information, original FDA letters, equivalents, prescription labels, consumer information, and more.

Duke University Libraries' Guide to Citing Sources (Internet)
This resource provides examples of various citations for APA, Chicago, MLA and Turabian styles.

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Earthshots: Satellite Images of Environmental Changes (Internet)
The U.S. Geological Survey presents a stunning set of before and after Landsat images (satellite photos using remote-sensing techniques).

ebrary
A collection of online books accessible through the computers at CIIS or offsite. To view ebrary books offsite you must install the ebrary reader. See CIIS Electronic Books for details.

EBSCO eBooks (EBSCO, formerly netLibrary)
The database used to access CIIS-owned electronic books. See CIIS Electronic Books for all eBook vendors, including subscription databases.

Educator's Reference Desk (Internet)
A new resource in December 2003. Contains a wide range of education resources inluding lesson plans, documents, internet sites, frequently asked questions in education, links to educational organizations, discussion groups, and the ERIC database. Published by the Information Institute of Syracuse.

Encyclopedia Mythica (Internet)
Mythology, folklore, mysticism, and more. Contains well over 4,000 definitions of gods and goddesses, supernatural beings and legendary creatures and monsters from all over the world. Some of the mythologies included are: Chinese, Etruscan, Greek, Latvian, Native American, Norse, Persian, and Roman.

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (Oxford)
Surveys the critical thought on art, culture, and society; it is a comprehensive survey of major concepts, thinkers, and debates about the meaning, uses, and value of all the arts--from painting and sculpture to literature, music, theater, dance, television, film, and popular culture.

Encyclopedia of Global Change (Oxford)
Encompassing tsunamis, elephant conservation, ocean pollution, mining regulation, and permafrost melt, the 300 authoritative articles in this unique and wide-ranging encyclopedia investigate all types of phenomena that change life on Earth. The entries cover a range of general research categories: altered ecosystems, climate change, food and water supply, population, politics and global change, institutions and policies, biographies, and case studies.

Encyclopedia of Human Rights (Oxford)
Comprehensive coverage of all aspects of human rights theory, practice, law, and history.

Encyclopedia of Rhetoric (Oxford)
150 entries bring together expertise in classical studies, philosophy, literature, literary theory, cultural studies, speech, and communications in a comprehensive treatment of the art of persuasion.

Encyclopedia of Semiotics (Oxford)
A reference guide to concepts in semiotics, sign theory, and cultural studies. Three hundred entries by leading scholars in a variety of fields--from anthropology and literary theory to linguistics and philosophy--survey the study of signs and symbols in human culture. These articles cover key concepts, theories, theorists, schools of thought, and issues in communications, cognition, and cultural theory.

Encyclopedia of Social Work (Oxford)
Includes demographic changes from immigration, technology, the implications of managed care, faith-based assistance, evidence-based practice, gerontology, and trauma and disaster. Contains four hundred subject entries and two hundred brief biographies of key figures in the history of social work.

Envirofacts Data Warehouse (U.S. EPA)
A single point of access to select U.S. EPA environmental data. This website provides access to several EPA databases to provide you with information about environmental activities that may affect air, water, and land anywhere in the United States.

ERIC (FirstSearch) (Internet)
Educational Resources Information Center represents the most complete bibliography of educational materials available since 1966. The ERIC database is a guide to published and unpublished sources on thousands of educational topics, with information from RIE (Resources in Education) and CIJE (Current Index to Journals in Education). CIJE covers over 1,000 journals. Many full-text, non-journal documents are available online.

Ethnomed (Internet)
Ethnomed presents medical and cultural information on immigrant and refugee grous. Resources are present in several formats - print, video, and audio. Much of the information is specific to the Seattle area, but several parts have national and international applicability.

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Federal Consumer Information National Contact Center (Internet)
Answers to frequently asked questions and useful resources for consumers available from the US government.

Foucault Resources (Internet)
A variety of resources relating to Michael Foucault. Includes articles, bibliographies, commentary on translations, photographs, links to the Foucault Studies journal, and more.

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gender Inn (Internet)
This is a database of over 6,000 bibliographic records on "feminist theory, feminist literary criticism and gender studies focusing on English and American literature." Presented by the University of Cologne, Germany, there are English and German Language versions; although most of the abstracts and descriptions of the records are in German.

GenderWatch (ProQuest)
A full text database of 140 international publications plus reports, pamphlets, papers and conference proceedings devoted to women's and gender issues. Archival material dating back to the mid 1970's.

Global Exchange (Internet)
Offers strategies for democratizing the global economy, advancing the cause of human rights, and challenging the notion that the solutions to international crises inevitably involve military action.

Google Scholar (Internet)
To connect to items in the CIIS library first click on Scholar Preferences & type in box for Library Links the word "california" and check box for CIIS. Scroll to bottom and Save Preferences.

GPO Access (Internet)
A service of the US government, GPO Access disseminates official information from all three branches of the Federal Government.

GPO Monthly Catalog (FirstSearch)
Consists of records published by the GPO since July 1976. Includes references to congressional committee reports and hearings, debates, documents from executive departments, and more.

GreenFILE (EBSCO)
GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.

The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts (Oxford)
Covers thousands of years of decorative arts production throughout Western and non-Western culture. Included are hundreds of entries on artists and craftsmen, the qualities and historic uses of materials, as well as concise definitions on art forms and style.

The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture (Oxford)
A comprehensive reference work offering over 1,600 up-to-date entries on Islamic art and architecture ranging from the Middle East to Central and South Asia, Africa, and Europe and spans over a thousand years of history. Entries provide in-depth art historical and cultural information about dynasties, art forms, artists, architecture, rulers, monuments, archaeological sites and stylistic developments. In addition, over 500 illustrations of sculpture, mosaic, painting, ceramics, architecture, metalwork and calligraphy illuminate the rich artistic tradition of the Islamic world.

The Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art (Oxford)
Covers historical and current uses of materials and techniques in a wide range of visual arts -- from painting and sculpture to non-traditional media such as digital and video art.

Guide to Gay and Lesbian Resources (Internet)
Table of contents to bibliography of resources available at University of Chicago library. Very complete and wide ranging resource of materials in subject area.

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Health Care for the Homeless Resource Center (Internet)
The Health Care for the Homeless Information Resource Center offers front-line providers and program staff easy access to the most current research and information about clinical practices, funding opportunities, and legislative initiatives that impact their work.

The Herbalist (1992)
CD-ROM AVAILABLE ONLY AT CIIS LIBRARY
A definitive source of information on therapeutic herbalism as practiced in Europe and as taught in North America. In addition to the comprehensive text on the basic principles of herbalism, human systems, herbal actions, and medical materials on each herb, there is a wealth of other interesting information including a glossary of herbal terms.

HLAS: Handbook of Latin American Studies (Internet)
The Handbook is a bibliography on Latin America consisting of works selected and annotated by scholars. Edited by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress, the multidisciplinary Handbook alternates annually between the social sciences and the humanities. Each year, more than 130 academics from around the world choose over 5,000 works for inclusion in the Handbook. Continuously published since 1936, the Handbook offers Latin Americanists an essential guide to available resources.

Humanistic Psychology on the Web (Internet)
A project of Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center, this site provides a searchable database of hundreds of high-quality web pages and sites relevant to humanistic and transpersonal psychology.

Humanities International Complete (EBSCO)
Provides full text of journals, books and other published sources from around the world, including all data from Humanities International Index (indexing and abstracts for more than 2,200 journals and 3.2 million records) plus full text for more than 1,200 journals.

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In the First Person (Alexander Street, free)
In the First Person is a free, high quality, professionally published, in-depth index of close to 4,000 collections of personal narratives in English from around the world including 20,500 months of diary entries, 63,000 letter entries, and 17,000 oral history entries. It allows for keyword search more than 700,000 pages of full-text by more than 18,000 individuals from all walks of life. It also contains pointers to some 4,300 audio and video files and 30,000 bibliographic records. Approximately 25% of the index points to materials that are in copyright. These materials can be purchased as a subscription.

Ingenta (Internet)
Provides full text access to recent issues of 31 journals subscribed to by CIIS. Also provides document delivery service through "uncover plus" service.

IngentaSelect (formerly Catchword) (Internet)
Provides full text access to recent issues of 31+ journals subscribed to by CIIS. See "Browse subscriptions" on opening page.

The International Encyclopedia of Dance (Oxford)
With nearly 2,000 articles written by scholars from fifty countries, the Encyclopedia covers the full spectrum of dance—theatrical, ritual, dance-drama, folk, traditional, ethnic, and social dance. Cultural and national overviews are accompanied by entries on dance forms, music and costumes, performances, and biographies of dancers and choreographers.

International Encyclopedia of Sexuality (Internet)
Three-volume encyclopedia summarizes the sexual attitudes and behavior patterns of thirty-two countries. Written by 170 sexologists in the respective countries and cultures, each entry explores such areas as heterosexual relationships, children, adolescents, adults, gender-conflicted persons, unconventional sexual patterns, contraceptions, sexually transmitted diseases, AIDS, sexual dysfunctions, and therapies. It also includes sexual issues for older persons and people with disabilities.

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Internet)
A searchable database of basic philosophy information and definitions. Visitors to the site can search by keyword, click on a letter to browse subjects in the collection, or read a small library of philosophy texts in HTML format.

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LGBT Life Full Text (EBSCO)
Comprehensive resource to the world's literature regarding gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues. This database contains indexing and abstracts for more than 80 GLBT-specific core periodicals. The database includes current coverage of these sources, as well as backfiles for key publications - many back to the first published issue. The product also contains articles mined from more than 70 priority periodicals as well as more than 5,000 select titles. LGBT Life provides comprehensive coverage of traditional academic, cultural, lifestyle and regional publications, including Journal of Bisexuality, Gay Times, Lesbian News, Journal of Lesbian Studies, Washington Blade, Bay Area Reporter, etc. In addition, other source-types such as monographs and reference books as well as grey literature including newsletters, case studies, dissertations, etc. are represented. Disciplines covered by LGBT Life include civil liberties, culture, employment, family, history, psychology, religion, sociology and more.

You will also find the full text for 50 of the most important and historically significant LGBT journals, magazines and regional newspapers, as well as dozens of full text monographs. Full text content available includes The Advocate, Gay Parent Magazine, Girlfriends, GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian & Gay Studies, James White Review, ISNA News, Ladder, Lesbian Tide, New York Blade, ONE, Tangents, Washington Blade, and many more.

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Medieval Feminist Index (Internet)
The Medieval Feminist Index covers journal articles, book reviews, and essays in books about women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages.

MEDLINE (FirstSearch) (Internet)
Covers all areas of medicine, including clinical medicine, experimental medicine, dentistry, nursing, health services administration, nutrition, and much more. Indexes over 3,900 journals (most with abstracts). Now includes a backfile covering 1965-1984, increasing the coverage to 1965-present. PubMed also includes links to a number of journal articles and books that are available via the Internet.

MedlinePlus (Internet)
Consumer–oriented, authoritative and up to date health information organized by health topic from the National Library of Medicine. MedlinePlus has extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other sources on over 800 diseases and conditions. Includes directories, a medical encyclopedia, a medical dictionary, tutorials on common conditions, tests, and treatments, health information in Spanish, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information from the media, and links to thousands of clinical trials. Updated daily.

MedlinePlus Drugs, Supplements, and Herbal Information (Internet)
A database provided within MedlinePlus, provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health for consumers to learn about prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines, dietary supplements and herbal remedies. Includes side effects, dosage, special precautions, effectiveness, drug interactions and more.

MedlinePlus Herbal Medicine (Internet)
A consumer-oriented subject guide on herbal medicine by the National Institutes of Health, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

Mental Health & Psychology Resources Online (Internet)
An annotated and rated directory of psychology and mental health resources on the Internet. The site is maintained by Dr. John Grohol, a psychologist and computer consultant.

MLA Guide (Internet)
The Modern Language Association has not authorized any guides that are available on the Web. Nonetheless, this guide has won awards and can serve as an initial reference. It is based on the 4th edition, but is in the process of being revised to conform to the 5th edition.

The Multicultural Pavilion (Internet)
Subtitled Multicultural Education Resources and Dialogues for Students, Educators, and Activists, this searchable and browsable site contains articles, quotations and proverbs, song lyrics, historical speeches and documents, and other resources and links designed to facilitate teaching based upon multicultural issues.

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NetLibrary
NetLibrary has changed to EBSCO eBooks.

New Abstracts and Papers in Sleep (Internet)
NAPS is a free weekly Current Alerting Service for the sleep field. Subscribers to NAPS receive, each week, an E-mail Alert of new citations in their specific Areas of Interest. NAPS Archives contains all sleep and sleep-related papers for the current year. A search engine is available for searching by author, category, or keyword.

Nursing and Allied Health Source (ProQuest)
Contains full-text journals and dissertations in healthcare information covering nursing, allied health, alternative and complementary medicine, and more. Provides abstracting and indexing for more than 1,015 titles, with over 860 titles in full-text, plus more than 12,300 full text dissertations. Also includes Systematic Reviews, Evidence Summaries, and Best Practice Information Sheets from the Joanna Briggs Institute.

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OCLC ArticleFirst -- see ArticleFirst

OCLC PapersFirst -- see PapersFirst

OCLC ProceedingsFirst -- see ProceedingsFirst

Office of Science and Technical Information (Internet)
Scientific and technical information resources of the Department of Energy's Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) in broad disciplines such as physics, chemistry, materials, biology, engineering, energy efficiency, and other related subject areas. Resources include tools for cross searching bibliographic citations, full-text technical reports, preprints, and journals citations residing in multiple databases and Web sites.

Office on Women's Health (Internet)
Office on Women's Health is a gateway to women's health information provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This site includes free health information on more than 800 topics of importance to women, more than 100 fact sheets to download and print, checklists and health tools, and links to organizations and resources. Also offers health information and resources for special populations, including minority women, women with disabilities, men, and Spanish speakers.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature (Oxford)
Surveys American literature in 350 essays from leading scholars, encompassing American literary history from the 1600s to the present day. Includes essays on poets, playwrights, essayists, and novelists, as well as major works and essays on literary movements, periods, and themes.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt (Oxford)
Featuring 600 original articles written by leading scholars, goes far beyond the records of archaeology to make available what we know about the full social, political, religious, cultural and artistic legacy of this 5,000-year civilization. The Encyclopedia offers the most complete picture available of ancient Egyptian civilization, from the predynastic era to its eclipse in the seventh century CE. Here is the Egyptian world in illuminating, accessible detail: art, architecture, religion, language, literature, trade, politics, everyday social life and the culture of the court. Of special interest is the coverage of themes and issues that are particularly controversial—such as the new theories of the origins of complex society in the Nile Valley, new discoveries about Greco-Roman Egypt, and new developments in literature, religion, linguistics and other fields, including the debates about Egypt's African legacy.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (Oxford)
Includes over 700 articles that cover the significant events, inventions, and social movements in American history that have affected the way Americans view, prepare, and consume food and drink. Nearly 200 contributors discuss regions, people, ingredients, companies, advertising, historical eras, holidays and festivals, and political, scientific, and economic currents relevant to American cuisine.

Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas (Oxford)
This scholarly work offers comprehensive, reliable, and accessible information about the fastest growing minority population in the United States. Draws together the diverse historical and contemporary experiences in the United States of Latinos and Latinas from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Central America, South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Over 900 A-to-Z articles written by academics, scholars, writers, artists, and journalists, address such broad topics as identity, art, politics, religion, education, health, and history.

Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures (Oxford)
Chronicles Pre-Hispanic, colonial, and modern Mesoamerica, defined as the lands stretching from Mexico to the southern tip of Central America. More than 600 articles encompassing the great civilizations of the pre-Columbian era (including the Olmec, Aztec, and Maya peoples) up through the colonial and postcolonial periods, the Encyclopedia covers art, archaeology, religious studies, anthropology, history, and historiography of the region in fully cross-referenced, signed articles by the leading scholars in the discipline.

Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance (Oxford)
This encyclopedia provides 4,300 entries of authoritative and up-to-date information about theatre and performance from ancient Greek theatre to the latest developments in London, Paris, New York, and around the globe. In addition to performances in playhouses, it covers dance, opera, radio, film, television, and popular performance, including carnivals, circus, and public executions. Entries range from short definitions of terms to lengthy considerations of genres and movements, such as feminism and psychoanalytic criticism. Entries on cities and regions place performance in its local social and political context. Written in accessible language, this encyclopedia brings together an international cast of over 300 specialist contributors.

Oxford English Dictionary Online (Oxford)
Includes the complete text of the OED's twenty-volume Second Edition and three-volume Additions Series, plus draft material from the ongoing project to create a completely revised Third Edition.

The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace (Oxford)
Charts the interdisciplinary field of peace studies from ancient times to the present day, offering a comprehensive survey of the full range of historical, political, theoretical and philosophical issues relating to peace and conflict. All major figures are covered, as well as major events, organizations, theories, and much more.

Oxford Islamic Studies Online (Oxford)
Features reference content and commentary by renowned scholars in areas such as global Islamic history, concepts, people, practices, politics, and culture, and is regularly updated as new content is commissioned and approved under the guidance of the Editor in Chief, John L. Esposito. Encompassing over 3,500 A-Z reference entries, chapters from scholarly and introductory works, Qur'anic materials, primary sources, images, maps, and timelines.

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Paideia Project On-line: Archive (Internet)
This resource includes more than 700 papers from the Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy (1998). Keyword search or browse the index of over 40 subjects.

PapersFirst (FirstSearch)
Provides access to individual papers presented at conferences worldwide. A major research aid covering every congress, symposium, exposition, workshop, and meeting added to The British Library Document Supply Centre's (BLDC) vast proceedings collection since October 1993.

Parry & Grant Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law (Oxford)
Includes coverage of international law including diplomatic law, criminal law, human rights, and more. Over 2,500 entries that include references for research including cases, treaties, journal articles, and Web sites. This reference tool brings together both terminology and pertinent descriptive information on international law: legal terms as used in international law, significant doctrines, prominent cases, decisions and arbitration, important incidents, judicial and literary figures, treaties and conventions, organizations and institutions, acronyms and more.

Peace Research Abstracts (EBSCO)
Peace Research Abstracts includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to peace research, including conflict resolution, international affairs, peace psychology, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. The index contains more than 267,000 records.

Philosopher's Index (ProQuest)
The Philosopher's Index provides indexing and abstracts from books and over 300 journals of philosophy and related interdisciplinary fields. It is a major source of information in the areas of aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, logic, and metaphysics. It is also a rich source of material on the philosophy of various disciplines, such as education, history, law, religion, and science.

Plants for a Future (Internet)
This resource allows one to search more than 7,000 species of plants by name (botanical or common). You can also retrieve data based upon the edible, medicinal, or other uses of each plant, as well as by growing conditions. The entry includes range, habitat, any uses, any known hazards, special characteristics, cultivation, and propagation.

ProceedingsFirst (FirstSearch)
Provides tables of contents of papers presented at conferences worldwide. Each record contains a list of the papers presented at each conference. Like its companion, PapersFirst, ProceedingsFirst provides access to The British Library Document Supply Centre's vast collection of conference proceedings.

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (ProQuest)
Includes Dissertation Abstracts in its entirety, along with the ability to download the full text of most American or Canadian dissertations or theses published from 1997 to the present.

ProQuest Psychology Journals (ProQuest)
Full text of many psychology and related journals.

ProQuest Religion Journals (ProQuest)
Full text journals covering religious issues and perspectives, including religious news and information, commentary on topics of general interest from the perspective of a particular religion, and formal theological studies.

ProQuest Research Library (ProQuest)
Provides access to a wide range of academic subjects. Includes more than 4,000 titles, 2,800 in full text, from 1971 forward. Includes scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers.

PsycARTICLES (ProQuest)
A database of full-text articles from journals published by the American Psychological Association, the APA Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association, and Hogrefe & Huber. The database includes all material from the print journals. Most of the 63 APA journals included in PsycARTICLES now go back to volume 1, issue 1. The earliest journal is Psychological Review, which was started in 1894. The database also contains journals that are no longer published. Articles published from 1985 forward are in both PDF and HTML format. Articles published prior to 1985 are available only in PDF format. All PDFs are searchable.

PsycBOOKS (ProQuest)
A full-text database of books and book chapters published by the American Psychological Association, and classic books from other publishers. Every month new books added to the database. Includes over 2,700 titles, including 100 out-of-print books, archival resources in psychology, and the APA/Oxford University Press Encyclopedia of Psychology with over 1,500 authored entries. Date coverage includes 1620–present. Note: New APA publications enter the PsycBOOKS database in the year following copyright year.

PsychCrawler (Internet)
PsychCrawler is a product of the American Psychological Association created to provide quick access to websites that include quality content in the field of psychology.

PsycINFO (ProQuest)
PsycINFO contains citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, and technical reports, as well as citations to dissertations, all in the field of psychology and psychological aspects of related disciplines, such as medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linquistics, anthropology, business, and law. The sources include over 1,800 professional journals, chapters, books, reports, theses and dissertations, published internationally. Additionally, there are more than 8 million cited references in 185,000 journal articles, books, and book chapters. The database is updated weekly.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection (EBSCO)
Full text of more than 550 journals, including more than 525 peer-reviewed titles. 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.

PubMed (Internet)
PubMed is a publicly accessible version of Medline. For more information go to Medline.

PubMed Central (Internet)
Recently the National Institutes of Health, which funds a major portion of biomedical research in the U.S. , added a requirement to its research grants that resulting articles must be available, free, within a reasonable period of time. PubMed Central is their suggested mechanism for this open access policy. It includes significant portions of many U.S. biomedical journals, starting c. 2000; also it has incorporated many British biomedical research articles published under a similar open access policy in the U.K.. This webpage is extremely useful if you already have a citation to a specific article. If you're looking to find articles on a topic,   Medline via FirstSearch or the free Medline search engine (Pubmed) is a better choice than searching title-by-title.

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RefWorks (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. You can use these references in writing papers and automatically format the paper and the bibliography in seconds.

Religion & Philosophy Collection (EBSCO)
Articles from over full text 300 journals, 250 of which are peer reviewed. Topics include world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.

Religion-Online (Internet)
This is a database of full-text resources designed "to assist professors, scholars and general 'seekers' who are interested in exploring religious issues." This site aims "to develop an extensive library of hundreds of entries, presenting many different points of view, but all written from the perspective of sound scholarship." There are over 1,100 articles and chapters in a variety of subject areas, such as Ethics, Comparative Religion, Worship, Religion Education, and History and Sociology of Religions. Searchable, or browse the author, book, and other indexes from the site map.

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SAGE Research Methods (SAGE)
Contains content from more than 640 books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks, two Major Works collating a selection of journal articles, and videos. Links over 100,000 pages of SAGE’s renowned book, journal and reference content. Researchers can explore methods concepts to help them design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct their research, and write up their findings.

Social Services Abstracts (ProQuest)
Indexes over 1,500 periodicals. Covers current research in the fields of social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development.

Sociological Abstracts (ProQuest)
Abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Pulled from nearly 2,000 serial publications are abstracts from a variety of sources including journal articles, conference papers, books, dissertations, and conference papers, plus citations to book reviews related to the social sciences.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Internet)
Philosophy professors at Stanford University are developing this encyclopedia, which is designed so that the authors of articles can update them as needed. Twelve editors and 120 scholars thus far have contributed to the encyclopedia, and the project's leader expects to have most entries completed within five years. Of almost 500 entries listed on the contents page, more than 80 have been completed and nearly 100 others have been assigned as of December, 1998.

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Tests and Measures in the Social Sciences: Tests Available in Compilation Volumes (Internet)
Compilation of tables of contents from more than eighty different collections of testing resources. Includes psychology, education, and other disciplines. Contains basic information about the tests; does not contain the full text of the tests.

Toxicology Database Network (TOXNET) (Internet)
Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, is a cluster of databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, and related areas.

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Snopes.com - Urban Legends Reference Pages (Internet)
Searchable database of urban legends and also common fallacies, misinformation, old wives' tales, strange news stories, rumors, celebrity gossip, and similar items.

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Women's Studies Database (Internet)
A comprehensive Women's Studies site that contains collections of conference announcements, calls for papers, course syllabi, and employment opportunities, as well as a picture gallery, and a significant number of government documents.

Women's Studies on Disc 1989-1996 CD-ROM AVAILABLE ONLY AT CIIS LIBRARY
Women's Studies on Disc contains entries from nearly 100 journal titles. Coverage is international in scope, with emphasis on American publications. Entries cover scholarly articles, book reviews, and popular material. Women's Studies covers a broad range of issues in women's studies, including feminist art and literature, gender issues in education, women in business, violence against women, family life, health care, and popular culture.

Women's Studies Resources (Internet)
This site includes frequently updated, annotated links to sites containing resources and information about Women's Studies/Women's Issues. There is an emphasis on sites of particular use to an academic Women's Studies program.

WorldCat (FirstSearch)
The world's most comprehensive bibliography, with 40 million bibliographic records representing 400 languages. Covers information back to the 11th Century. Includes holdings information from the world's libraries.

WorldCat Dissertations and Theses (FirstSearch)
All dissertations, theses and published material based on theses cataloged by OCLC members, including all subjects.

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