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Key Databases for NUF

Posted by lrath on January 12, 2009

The following are some commonly used library databases for NUF capstone papers. Please remember we have many more databases, so don’t limit yourself to what is listed below.

  • ABI/Inform Global – Business & industry; trade journals, scholarly articles
  • Academic Search Premier – Interdisciplinary database; popular and scholarly articles
  • Business Source Premier – Business & industry; trade journals, scholarly articles, reports
  • Education Full Text – includes abstracts and full text of articles from nearly 400 journals
  • Ethnic Newswatch – Full-text collection of articles, editorials, and reviews published in the newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic minority and native press.
  • JSTOR – Full-text, historical, scholarly articles in many disciplines
  • Lexis Nexis – full-text database that provides access to a wide range of news, business, legal and reference information; international newspapers
  • MEDLINE (EBSCOhost) – provides information related to medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system and the preclinical sciences, etc.; Abstracts 4,000 biomedical journals. Updated monthly. Will link to full-text subscription databases.
  • PAIS International – bibliographic index to the literature of public policy, social policy, and the social sciences in general.
  • Policy File – public policy research and analysis from think tanks, university research programs, research organizations and publishers.
  • PsycInfo – Psychology database
  • Social Sciences Full Text – articles covering addiction studies, area studies, community health and medical care, corrections, criminal justice, economics, environmental studies, ethics, family studies, gender studies, geography, gerontology, law, public administration, political science, psychiatry, psychology, social work, sociology and urban studies.
  • SocINDEX with Full Text – Sociology database
  • WorldCat (or connect to http://www.worldcat.org) – Combines the library catalogs of 9000 libraries. Includes more than 67 million items. If a book was ever published, chances are it’s listed in here.
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