ONLINE DATABASES

Online Database Descriptions

ARTstor

(Off-campus access via Dragon Zone)

ARTstor is a non-profit initiative, founded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation with a mission to use digital technology to enhance scholarship, teaching, and learning in the arts and associated fields. The ARTstor Digital Library Collection includes a repository of hundreds of thousands of digital images and related data, as well as the tools to actively use those images.
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The Chronicle of Higher Education

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The Chronicle of Higher Education is the No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators.
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Credo Reference

(Off-campus access via Dragon Zone)

Credo Reference is a leading provider of reference services for libraries and information centers. By integrating information through a network of intelligent, multi-dimensional cross-references, Credo Reference delivers real added value to students, researchers, and reference help desks worldwide.
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EBSCOHOST

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Featuring thousands of full-text journals, this scholarly collection offers unmatched coverage of information spanning a broad range of important areas of academic study, including anthropology, astronomy, biology, chemistry, civil engineering, engineering, ethnic & multicultural studies, geology, law, materials science, mathematics, music, pharmaceutical sciences, physics, psychology, religion & theology, veterinary science, women's studies, zoology, and many other fields.
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Encyclopedia Britannica

(Off-campus access via Dragon Zone or Kansas Library Card)

Encyclopædia Britannica is a global educational publisher with products that promote knowledge and learning.  It provides timely, relevant, and trustworthy information and instructional products used in schools, universities, homes, libraries, and workplaces throughout the world.  Many people know Britannica as the publisher of those big multivolume encyclopedias that have been a source of joy and learning since 1768. Today that encyclopedia is chiefly to be found in a multitude of digital forms that are updated daily.
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FIRSTSEARCH

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WorldCat -- The OCLC catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide.
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Films On Demand

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Offers higher education institutions thousands of full-length streaming videos and clips—many exclusive—from acclaimed producers.
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Gale

(Off-campus access via Dragon Zone or Kansas Library Card)

Gale provides access to over 600 online reference databases. Researchers can access the general Gale list or access selected groups of databases by following the specific links.
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Heritage Quest

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Heritage Quest is a genealogy database done by ProQuest and provided by the Kansas State Library. It includes the entire U.S. Federal Census 1790-1930 plus much more.
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JSTOR

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JSTOR provides the full text of 120 journals in the Arts & Sciences I collection and 47 journals in the Language & Literature collection
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JSTOR Plant Science

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JSTOR Plant Science is an online environment that collects global plants content, tools, and people interested in biological and plant science. It has foundational content vital to plant science: plant type specimens, taxonomic structures, scientific literature, and related materials such as letters, maps, paintings, and drawings.
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LexisNexis

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LexisNexis provides full-text documents from over 6,000 news, business, legal, medical, and reference publications.
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Mango Languages

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Mango delivers a wide variety of language learning capabilities to people all over the world.
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MedLinePlus

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MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's website for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it delivers information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language people can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere.
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MicroMedex

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Evidence based information from Micromedex includes all the unbiased, referenced information about drugs, toxicology, diseases, acute care, and alternative medicine readers need to make informed clinical diagnosis and treatment decisions. The information contained in this Product is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatment. It is not a substitute for a medical exam, nor does it replace the need for services provided by medical professionals. Readers should talk to their doctor or pharmacist before taking any prescription or over the counter drugs or following any treatment or regimen. Only their doctor or pharmacist can provide them with advice on what is safe and effective for them.
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Open Library of Humanities

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The Open Library of Humanities (OLH) is an open-access repository of peer-reviewed articles in the Humanities.
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Oxford Art Online

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Oxford Art Online includes the full text of The Dictionary of Art, edited by Jane Turner (1996), and The Oxford Companion to Western Art, edited by Hugh Brigstocke (2001). Articles that have been added or updated since their appearance in print are date-stamped in the upper right corner of the screen.
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Oxford Music Online

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Oxford Music Online includes the full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition, edited by Stanley Sadie and John Tyrrell (2001), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, edited by Stanley Sadie (1992), and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, second edition, edited by Barry Kernfeld (2002). Articles that have been updated since their appearance in print are date-stamped in the upper right corner of the screen.
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Popular Science

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Popular Science has partnered with Google to offer their entire archive for free browsing. Each issue appears just as it did at its original time of publication, complete with period advertisements.
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Proquest

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ProQuest is provided by the Kansas State Library. It provides access to the ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source, which focuses on journals, magazines, and dissertations covering nursing and allied health topics.
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Public Library of Science

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PLOS publishes peer-reviewed, open-access journals. The journals vary in their selectivity and amounts of commentary articles from opinion leaders in a variety of scientific disciplines. The journals are editorially independent. They include PLOS ONE, which publishes all rigorous science across the full range of life and health sciences; the community journals (PLOS Genetics, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Pathogens, and PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases); and the flagship journals, PLOS Medicine and PLOS Biology, highly selective journals publishing fewer than 10% of submissions along with a range of informative and influential non-research content.
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The World Bank Open Data

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The World Bank's Open Data initiative allows Web access to the bank's vast collection of economic, social, population, and development data. Users can view statistical profiles for countries or browse topics to view indicators in 16 broad areas, e.g., Aid Effectiveness, Economic Policy and External Debt, Environment, Health, Infrastructure, Labor and Social Protection, and Poverty.
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