Academics
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Electronic Resources

BLOGS

Luce Library | Luce Library's very own blog, keeping readers up-to-date on new library materials.

 

INDEXES

EBSCOhost: Academic Search Premier | Major journal indexing service which also provides the full text for 4,600 publications, many of them back to 1975.

 

Gale Group: IT Web | Multiple products with access to magazine articles, to biographical information, to literary and health topics.

 

LexisNexis: Scholastic Edition | News from around the world in English language and foreign language newspapers and information about legislation and statistic; includes topics from the past twenty years.

 

NewsBank: A World of Information | Full text of three newspapers - the Boston Globe (1980-), the Boston Herald (1997-) and the Worcester Telegram & Gazette (1989-).

 

ProQuest: Historical Newspapers | Great resource for primary material; provides the complete run of the New York Times (1851-) as well as the Wall St. Journal, the Washington Post, the Christian Science Monitor and the Los Angeles Times.

 

DATABASES

A to Z World Culture | Information on the daily life, religion, holidays and cultures of 175 countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.

 

bigChalk: eLibrary | Articles compiled from books, journals, newspapers, encyclopedias, TV/radio transcripts; provides pictures and maps.

 

FACTS.com: Reference Suite | Aggregated database that covers world news in several interconnected reference databases; covers current events, science, statistics, controversial topics. Coverage extends from 1980 through the current week and includes an archive of the World News Digest back to 1940.

 

Gale Group: Web Feet Online | Guide to preselected and reviewed Internet sites.

 

ENCYCLOPEDIAS

Britannica: Encyclopedia Britannica Online | In-depth articles in a scholarly encyclopedia; also provides a dictionary, a thesaurus and a guide to the Internet.

 

Grolier Online

Access to four separate encyclopedias | Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, a quick reference tool for students.

La Nueva enciclopedia Cumbre en linea, Spanish language general encyclopedia.

Lands and People Online, overview of current countries, cultures, events.

New Book of Popular Science, topics in science, technology, medicine.

 

Oxford English Dictionary | History of the vocabulary of the English language, includes examples of usage and definitions.

 

CITATION COMPOSER

NoodleTools: NoodleBib | Guided steps for creating MLA and APA style reference lists.

 

OTHER LIBRARIES

OCLC First Search: WorldCat | Catalog of materials owned by libraries nationwide; identifies and locates the items.

 

NOTE: Databases are available directly anywhere on campus. Home access to several of these resources is available by going to Answers..To Go! For added information about remote access contact one of your librarians.

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