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Academic OneFile
Description:  A collection of peer-reviewed, full-text articles in HTML and PDF format with coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature, and other subjects; intended primarily for academic researchers. It also contains podcasts and transcripts from NPR, CNN, and the CBC, as well as full-text New York Times content to 1995.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Academic search complete
Description:  A scholarly, multidisciplinary database providing indexing and abstracts for over 10,000 publications, including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, and others. Also includes full-text access to over 5,000 journals. Offers coverage of many areas of academic study including: archaeology, area studies, astronomy, biology, chemistry, civil engineering, electrical engineering, ethnic & multicultural studies, food science & technology, general science, geography, geology, law, mathematics, mechanical engineering, music, physics, psychology, religion & theology, women's studies, and other fields.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
American FactFinder
Description:  American FactFinder is a data access and dissemination system that provides useful facts and information about your community, your economy, and your society. The system will find and retrieve the information you need from some of the Census Bureau's largest data sets.
Access:  Internet (Government Information, General Access)
Biography and genealogy master index
Description:  Index to current and retrospective biographical reference sources for individuals from around the world in various fields of activity.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Book review digest plus
Description:  Book Review Digest Plus is an essential library tool that brings together book reviews on a wide range of topics, from a variety of sources. Unlike reviews on book-sale sites and the open Internet, many of the reviews are serious, academic works. This invaluable resource for literary and biographical research is essential for readers' advisory and collection development.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Britannica academic edition
Description:  Access to: over 75,000 articles from the Encyclop√¶dia Britannica; headlines from the New York Times, the BBC, the SBS Australian News Service, and full-text articles from more than 700 magazines and periodicals provided by EBSCO and Proquest; World data; Gateway to the classics; 166,000 Web sites selected by Britannica editors; over 27,000 images and maps, plus 3,300 animations, videos, and audio files; and world atlas.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Chicago manual of style online
Description:  Provides information on manuscript preparation, punctuation, spelling, quotations, captions, tables, abbreviations, references, bibliographies, notes, and indexes, with sections on journals and electronic media.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Dissertations & theses
Description:  Includes citations for over 2.7 million dissertations and theses from around the world, ranging from 1861 to those accepted last semester. Dissertations published from 1980 forward include 350-word abstracts; master's theses from 1988 forward include 150-word abstracts. Where available, PQDT provides twenty-four page previews. More than 1.2 million are available for download in PDF format.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Ebrary
Description:  Platform to host e-books.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Essay and general literature index
Description:  Indexes essays and articles contained in collections of essays and miscellaneous works published in the United States, Great Britain, and Canada. Areas covered include the humanities and social sciences, with subject coverage ranging from economics, political science, and history to criticism of literary works, art history, drama, and film.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Europa world
Description:  Presents political and economic information on countries and territories as well as international organizations. Features statistical data and directories.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Foundation directory online professional
Description:  Contains information about the largest 10,000 public and private foundations in the U.S. and links to foundation web sites.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Funk & Wagnalls new world encyclopedia
Description:  For students and adults alike, the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia database indexes over 25,000 records, covering an array of topics. Full text for each record may be easily accessed by double clicking on the topic from the display. The database contains various images, offers brief biographies as well as information in a variety of subject areas. This database is updated annually.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Global road warrior : the ultimate guide to the world
Description:  Provides international travelers with information on 175 countries. Topics include country facts, climate, society & culture, demographics, money and banking, points of interest, transportation, maps, communications, and much more.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Handbook of Texas online
Description:  The Handbook of Texas Online is a multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture. It comprises more than 23,000 articles on people, places, events, historical themes, institutions, and a host of other topic categories. The scope is broad and inclusive, designed to provide readers with concise, authoritative, and accessible articles that provide factual, nonpartisan accounts on virtually every aspect of Texas history and culture.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
Index to Texas magazines and documents
Description:  Index intended to answer questions from students, the business community, and the general public about topics specific to Texas. Emphasizes business, education, history, and government, with magazines of general interest also included. Contains citations for articles 1986-present.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
IngentaConnect
Description:  Provides access to a comprehensive collection of academic and professional research articles online, nearly 4.5 million articles from 13,500 publications.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Job & career accelerator
Description:  Job & Career Accelerator is an integrated online career and job search platform. Comprehensive Career Information: A fully integrated interest assessment, career exploration, and job search platform that helps job seekers explore careers that match their interests and expectations. Powerful Resume Creation: Resume Builder, packed with more than 120 model resumes.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Journal citation reports
Description:  Journal Citation Reports allows users to evaluate and compare journals using citation data drawn from over 11,000 scholarly and technical journals from more than 3,300 publishers in over 80 countries. It can show the most frequently cited journals in a field, the highest impact journals in a field, and the largest journals in a field.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
JSTOR
Description:  Provides image and full-text online access to back issues of selected scholarly journals. Consult the online tables of contents for holdings, as coverage varies for each title.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
LexisNexis academic
Description:  Provides access to various databases, including current news, business information, company directories, federal and state laws, regulations, legal cases, medical and reference publications.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Library PressDisplay
Description:  Library PressDisplay provides instant online access to today's newspapers from around the world in full-color, full-page format. The expanding collection currently includes more than 1,200 U.S. and international titles -- from 94 countries in 48 languages. Just like reading the familiar print edition, viewers can browse articles and other key content, such as pictures, advertisements, classifieds, and notices. The service also provides up to a 60-day backfile and the ability to perform keyword searches across all titles and the entire backfile.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Newspaper source
Description:  Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for 20 national (U.S.) & international newspapers. The database also contains selected full text for more than 230 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, FOX News, NPR, and others.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Oxford English dictionary
Description:  "This online version of the Oxford English Dictionary contains two separate texts, the complete Second Edition and the New Edition in progress."--OED Help page, viewed July 7, 2008.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Readers' guide retrospective
Description:  Readers' guide retrospective is a database containing comprehensive indexing of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and reflects the history of 20th century America. Covers 1890-1982.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Reference universe
Description:  Reference Universe includes index terms and article titles to both electronic and print reference works. Over 20,000 reference works are now represented in the database.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
ReferenceUSA
Description:  Directory information on U.S. and Canadian business, health care, and residential listings. Search by company name, geographic area, business type, SIC code, revenue, location, number of employees or any combination of the above. In addition to address and phone number, each entry includes officer names and titles, corporate affiliation, business type and size of yellow page advertising. Toll free and fax numbers are given for some companies.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Texas archival resources online
Description:  "TARO (Texas Archival Resources Online) makes descriptions of the rich archival, manuscript, and museum collections in repositories across the state available to the public. The site consists of the collection descriptions or "finding aids" that archives, libraries, and museums create to assist users in locating information in their collections. Consider these an extended table of contents which describe unique materials only available at the individual repositories. In most cases, the collections themselves are NOT available online."--About TARO page, viewed Dec. 23, 2013.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
Texas reference center
Description:  Texas Reference Center, designed specifically for public libraries, provides full text for more than 1,700 general periodicals covering a broad range of disciplines including general reference, business, education, health, general science, multi-cultural issues and much more. In addition to the full text, this database provides indexing and abstracts for nearly 2,400 titles. This database features: 5,000 full text Magill Book Reviews, nearly 500 full text reference books including the World Almanac & Book of Facts; full text from 84,011 biographies, 83,472 full text primary source documents, American Heritage Dictionary, 4th Edition and an Image Collection of 192,999 photos, maps and flags. Texas Reference Center offers PDF backfiles as far back as 1975 for key publications including American Libraries, Foreign Affairs, History Today, Judaism, Library Journal and National Review.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Web of science
Description:  Provides access to the Science citation index expanded, Social sciences citation index and Arts & humanities citation index.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
WorldCat
Description:  Provides access to book and archival collections from over nine thousand university, large public and research libraries around the world. Items can often be requested and obtained through the library's interlibrary loan department.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)

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