SMU Online Resources

Subject: General Resources

Resource Titles


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)
Access
Description:  For more than three decades, Access has provided a unique indexing resource for popular periodicals. It does not duplicate any indexing in the Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature and following Access' publication on the internet in 1999 any indexing found in the general indexes of the H.W. Wilson Company available via the WilsonWeb. Access was the first index to provide indexing for a number of important U.S. periodicals like the New York Review of Books and Rolling Stone. It continues this work today by indexing approximately eighty-five of the most important popular periodicals. Access also indexes new national publications as they first appear and most major city and regional magazines not indexed in the Readers' Guide. Because more than one hundred periodicals have been added to the Readers' Guide from Access' indexing, Access serves as an historical supplement to it.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
All that JAS
Description:  Registry of Web resources that list or provide access to the full title of journal abbreviations or other types of abbreviated publication titles (e.g., conference proceedings titles). Selected OPACs that offer abbreviated title searching have also been included.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
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)
American memory
Description:  Introduces the American Memory Collection of archival and primary source materials pertinent to American culture and history. Notes that this historical collection is the Library of Congress' key contribution to the National Digital Library. Outlines various aspects of the collection, including digital reproductions, a finding aid in the form of a catalog or register, and other accompaniments. Notes that there are three photographic collections, one recorded sound collection, three early motion picture collections, one manuscript collection (which is now being completed), and three early motion picture collections available on the Internet, with more materials becoming available over time. Notes that some materials are protected by copyright. Also offers technical information about American Memory and on future collections.
Access:  Internet (Government Information, General Access)
American periodicals series online, 1740-1900
Description:  Consists of searchable, full-text reproductions of more than 1,500 American newspapers and periodicals with content from 1741-1900. Derived from the acclaimed American periodicals series microform collection I, II, and III.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Australian newspapers beta
Description:  The Australian Newspapers Beta service allows online access to historic Australian newspapers digitised as part of the Australian Newspapers Digitisation Program (ANDP), an ongoing project. The site contains 1.95 million digitised newspaper pages for selected years between 1803 and 1954 and coverage is expanding weekly.
Access:  Internet (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)
Britannica academic edition
Description:  Access to: over 75,000 articles from the Encyclopædia 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)
British Pathe
Description:  The British Pathe archive is newsreel collection, spanning the period 1896-1970, the online collection comprises 3,500 hours that covers news, sport, social history and entertainment from 1896 to 1970.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
British periodicals
Description:  When complete, British Periodicals will consist of searchable full text of more than 460 journals published from the 1680s to the 1930s. Topics covered include literature, philosophy, history, science, social sciences, music, art, drama, archaeology and architecture.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
C19, the nineteenth century index
Description:  C19 indexes publications, including books, periodicals, official documents, newspapers, and archives, of the Anglo-American World, 1790-1919. You may search the entire index and thus all the resources contained within it, or limit your search to one of the individual resources included in the database.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Catalog of federal domestic assistance
Description:  Identifies and describes specific government assistance opportunities such as loans, grants, counseling, and procurement contracts available under many agencies and programs.
Access:  Internet (Government Information, General Access)
Catalog of U.S. government publications
Description:  The Catalog is a search and retrieval service that provides bibliographic records of U.S. Government information products. Use it to link to Federal agency online resources or identify materials distributed to Federal Depository Libraries. Coverage begins with January 1994 and new records are added daily. New Electronic Titles contains online titles that are the latest entries in the Catalog or are in the queue to be added to it.
Access:  Internet (Government Information, General Access)
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)
Country studies
Description:  This website contains the on-line versions of books previously published in hard copy by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress under the Country Studies/Area Handbook Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Army. Because the original intent of the Series' sponsor was to focus primarily on lesser known areas of the world or regions in which U.S. forces might be deployed, the series is not all-inclusive. At present, 101 countries and regions are covered. Notable omissions include Canada, France, the United Kingdom, and other Western nations, as well as a number of African nations. The date of information for each country appears on the title page of each country and at the end of each section of text. Publications may be browsed or searched (full-text; within individual titles as well as across multiple titles).
Access:  Internet (Government Information, General Access)
C-SPAN.org
Description:  Provides topics of daily broadcasts on C-SPAN. Provides links to current events issues, public offices, and other programming events. Offers live audio and video. Also provides links to related networks, including C-SPAN 2, C-SPAN 3, WCSP Radio 90.1 FM.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
Dictionary of Canadian biography online
Description:  The first phase presents individuals who played an important role in the formation of what is now Canada who died between the years 1000 and 1920 or whose last known date of activity falls within these years. Each biography in the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online reproduces one that was originally commissioned by the Dictionary of Canadian Biography for its print version and was republished, sometimes with minor corrections, in the Dictionary of Canadian Biography, Volumes I-XIV, CD-ROM (2000).
Access:  Internet (General Access)
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)
EBSCO publishing service selection page
Description:  Provides links to Ebsco publishing services, databases grouped by topic, and individual databases. The topic and database links allow for cross-database searching.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
EBSCOhost
Description:  Index covering wide range of academic areas. EBSCOhost offers over 1,500 journals in searchable full text, over 1,000 full image journals, abstracts and indexing for nearly 3,800 journals, and current citations for over 11,000 titles. The full text of newspapers, encyclopedic data, and over 1,200 pamphlets and brochures is also covered within the databases of EBSCOhost.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
English short title catalogue
Description:  Bibliographic records for over 460,000 items published between 1473 and 1800, mainly in Britain and North America, mainly but not exclusively in English, from the collections of the British Library and over 2,000 other libraries. Engraved music, maps, and prints are excluded, although atlases and texts which are wholly engraved do appear in ESTC. Some other categories of material are excluded, for example trade cards, playbills and playing cards.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
Factiva
Description:  Provides worldwide full text coverage of local and regional newspapers, trade publications, business newswires, press release wires, media transcripts, news photos, business-rich Web sites, investment analyst reports, market research reports, country and regional profiles, company profiles, historical market data.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
FedBizOpps
Description:  "FedBizOpps.gov is the single government point-of-entry (GPE) for Federal government procurement opportunities over $25,000. Government buyers are able to publicize their business opportunities by posting information directly to FedBizOpps via the Internet ... commercial vendors seeking Federal markets for their products and services can search, monitor and retrieve opportunities solicited by the entire Federal contracting community."
Access:  Internet (Government Information, General Access)
Films on demand
Description:  A web-based digital video delivery service providing streaming videos from Films Media Group. Includes thousands of documentaries, teaching videos, and other academic materials.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Description:  Presents the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN), based in Rome, Italy. Notes that the international organization is devoted to raising levels of nutrition and standards of living, improving agricultural productivity, and bettering the conditions of rural populations. Provides access to various statistical databases compiled by the FAO, including agricultural production indices, international trade statistics, and commodity balances. Offers access to FAO reports on agriculture, economics, fisheries, forestry, nutrition, and sustainable development. Discusses FAO partnership programs and includes a calendar of conferences, summits, and related events. Contains a site search engine, news items, a photo file, job listings, and information on FAO publications. Links to regional offices and French, Arabic, and Spanish versions of site information.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
Foreign consular offices in the United States
Description:  
Access:  Internet (Government Information, General Access)
Foundation Center
Description:  The official Web site of the Foundation Center, a nonprofit information clearinghouse whose mission is to foster public understanding of the foundation field by collecting, organizing, analyzing, and disseminating information on foundations, corporate giving, and related subjects.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
Fuente academica [Spanish]
Description:  Fuente Academica is a unique collection of scholarly journals from renowned Latin American and Spanish publishers. This multi-disciplinary database offers full text content to many academic areas including business & economics, medical sciences, political science, law, computer science, library & information sciences, literature, linguistics, history, philosophy and theology. This database provides full text (including PDF) for 260 scholarly Spanish language journals. Content is provided in Spanish from respected publishers worldwide, including Revista de Arquitectura, Estudios Sobre Educacion, Revista de Estudios Hispanicos, Comunicacion y Sociedad, Revista de Ciencia Politica, Revista Historia, and more.
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)
General oneFile
Description:  Provides access to periodical and news information on a diverse set of topics, including humanities, education, business, science, current events, art, politics, economics, social science, law, health care, computers, technology, environmental issues and general interest topics.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Getty thesaurus of geographic names online
Description:  Contains nearly 1 million place names representing approximately 900,000 places. Composed of names and other information contributed by several Getty projects, including the Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA), the Foundation for Documents of Architecture (FDA), the Getty Center Photo Study Collection (GCPS), and the Getty Information Institutes Vocabulary Program (VP). The TGN is the only available automated geographical resource that is hierarchical, global in scope, and targeted at researchers, catalogers, librarians, and archivists dealing with the history of art and architecture. The logical focus of a TGN record is the "place." Each place has attributes, including names, place types and coordinates. The places are arranged in hierarchies representing the current political and physical world.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
Google book search
Description:  Google Book Search is a tool that searches the full text of books that Google scans and stores in its digital database. It provides online access to full text of public domain and out-of-copyright books, reproduced either from text provided by publishers or by the libraries. In Google Book Search, the user may view pages from the book, find out 'more about this book', examine content-related advertisements, and use links to the publisher's web site and booksellers. For books under copyright, Google limits the number of viewable pages and attempts to prevent page print and text copying.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
Google scholar
Description:  Online search engine by Google specializing in academic and research information. Uncovers documents from fee-based databases and digitial repositories not found when using Google. Google Scholar also links to full-text content owned by SMU library when searched on campus or from this link.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
GPO access
Description:  GPO Access provides free online use of over 1,000 databases of Federal information in over 70 applications.
Access:  Internet (Government Information, General Access)
GrantsWeb
Description:  Resource for finding research administration items on the Internet. The SRA webmaster combs the web regularly to identify the hottest links for research administrators. The site is divided into the following categories: government sites, policy information & OMB circulars, general resources and private funding resources
Access:  Internet (General Access)
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)
Hathi Trust
Description:  As a digital repository for the nation's great research libraries, HathiTrust brings together the immense collections of partner institutions. It was initially conceived as a collaboration of the thirteen universities of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, the University of California system, and the University of Virginia to establish a repository for those universities to archive and share their digitized collections, and quickly expanded to include additional partners with fast growing treasure of digitized collections.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
Hispanic American newspapers, 1808-1980
Description:  Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980 is a compilation of Spanish-language newspapers printed in the U.S. during the 19th and 20th centuries. The collection features hundreds of Hispanic American newspapers, including many long scattered and forgotten titles published in the 19th century. This resource is based on the "Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project," a national research effort directed by Professor Nicolás Kanellos.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
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.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
Index translationum
Description:  The Index Translationum is a list of books translated in the world, i.e. an international bibliography of translations. The data base contains cumulative bibliographical information on books translated and published in about one hundred of the UNESCO Member States since 1979 and totalling more than 1,500.000 entries in all disciplines.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
InfoTrac newsstand
Description:  A database of more than 1000 newspapers from around the world, updated daily.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
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)
International data base (IDB)
Description:  An online data bank containing statistical tables of demographic data for countries and areas of the world with a population of 5,000 or more. Allows users to download aggregated or parsed data, types of which reflect population, fertility, birth, growth, age, gender, migration, life expectancy, and mortality. Covers 1950 to present with projections to 2050.
Access:  Internet (Government Information, General Access)
ISI web of knowledge
Description:  Provides access to Social Sciences Citation Index, Science Citation Index expanded, Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Medline, Index Chemicus and Current Chemical Reactions.
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 of Congress authorities
Description:  Database of Library of Congress authority records; searchable by name, subject, title and name/title.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
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)
MAS Ultra - school edition
Description:  This comprehensive database, designed specifically for high school libraries, contains full text for more than 700 popular, high school magazines. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for 84,074 biographies and 86,135 primary source documents. Additionally, MAS Ultra (School Edition) contains 518 pamphlets, more than 350 reference books, an Image Collection of 188,323 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and expanded full text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines. MAS Ultra (School Edition) also includes the Our States reference book series, a new collection made up of 54 titles on each of the states, commonwealths and territories in the United States. This comprehensive series has carefully-written, in-depth articles covering each state's history, averaging 10 pages in length, and includes information on the economy, geography, natural resources, wildlife, state flags and landmarks. Biographies on each state's governors, senators and representatives, as well as other leaders such as Rudolph Giuliani, Noam Chomsky, Ralph Nader, Bill Clinton, and Condoleezza Rice are also included.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
MasterFILE premier
Description:  Provides full text for nearly 1,860 general reference, business, consumer health, general science, and multi-cultural periodicals. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for nearly 2,780 periodicals.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Middle search plus
Description:  Contains full text for nearly 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies, historical essays and student pamphlets. Additionally, Middle Search Plus contains primary source documents including Essential Documents in American History, reference books including the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia and American Heritage Dictionary, 4th Edition from Houghton Mifflin, the Encyclopedia of Animals, and an Image Collection of 202,164 photos, maps and flags. Middle Search Plus also includes the Our States reference book series, a new collection made up of 54 titles on each of the states, commonwealths and territories in the United States. This comprehensive series has carefully-written, in-depth articles covering each state's history, averaging 10 pages in length, and includes information on the economy, geography, natural resources, wildlife, state flags and landmarks. Biographies on each state's governors, senators and representatives, as well as other leaders such as Rudolph Giuliani, Noam Chomsky, Ralph Nader, Bill Clinton, and Condoleezza Rice are also included. This database is updated daily on EBSCOhost.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
National Academies Press
Description:  Provides access to more than 4,000 e-books published by the National Academies Press (NAP). Nearly 200 new titles added annually from the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections
Description:  Presents information about the cooperative cataloging program partnered by the Library of Congress and eligible archival and manuscript repositories throughout the United States. Provides gateway software for searching manuscript records in the OCLC Mixed Materials File. Includes FAQs about the program, eligibility guidelines, downloadable data sheets, and links to Web sites on topics of interest to archivists and others, such as Repositories of Primary Materials, Copyright and Fair Use, and Encoded Archival Description.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
NCTCOG.org
Description:  Presents the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG), based in Arlington, Texas. Posts contact information via mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail. North Central Texas Council of Governments is a voluntary association of, by and for local governments, and was established to assist local governments in planning for common needs, cooperating for mutual benefit, and coordinating for sound regional development.
Access:  Internet (Government Information, General Access)
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)
Online books page
Description:  "The goal of the Online Books Page is to facilitate "access to books that are freely readable over the Internet. Now in its tenth year, this site includes a searchable database of over 20,000 book titles available from many different sources, including such well known sites as the University of Virginia's Electronic Text Center and Project Gutenberg (http://promo.net/pg/), also a Mars Best 2003 winner. In addition to keyword searching, there are options to browse by author, title or subject, this latter category arranged by Library of Congress call number. New to the site are links to several runs of serial archives. Primarily an index to English language materials, there is a page of links provided to several foreign language sites. The look is very spare, but with few graphics and easy-to-read pages, navigation is very fast and easy."--"Best Free Reference Web Sites 2003, RUSA Quarterly, Fall 2003. Reviewed Apr. 12, 2003."
Access:  Internet (General Access)
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)
PapersFirst
Description:  Index of papers presented at congress, symposium, conference, exposition, workshop and meeting received by the British Library.
Access:  Internet (Password required, Contact Librarian)
Perseus digital library
Description:  Includes a large database of images (coins, vases, sculpture), Greek and Latin texts and translations, resources for textual studies, and English word searches of the texts.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
PollingReport.com
Description:  This site provides polling results and data which is updated whenever new data is released. There are three main categories of polls: politics and policy, business/economy, and the American scene. The main page features selected polls on timely topics.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
Population Reference Bureau
Description:  Web site for the Population Reference Bureau offers organizational information and links to Web sites with statistical and population data as well as information about the population dimensions of social, economic, and political issues on U.S. and international population trends and their implications.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
PRARS
Description:  PRARS provides company financials, including annual reports, prospectuses or 10k's on over 3,600 public companies without charge to the investing public.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
Primary search
Description:  Primary Search, designed specifically for elementary school libraries and public library children's rooms, contains full text for nearly 70 popular, elementary school magazines. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for nearly 100 magazines. Full text is also available for over 100 student pamphlets. This database also provides the American Heritage Children's Dictionary, 3rd Edition from Houghton Mifflin, and an Image Collection of 188,323 photos, maps and flags. Many full text titles are available in native (searchable) PDF, or scanned-in-color. Full text backfiles go as far back as 1989, while indexing and abstract backfiles go as far back as 1984.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
ProceedingsFirst
Description:  Index of proceedings of congress, symposium, conference, exposition, workshop and meeting received by The British Library.
Access:  Internet (Password required, Contact Librarian)
Project Muse
Description:  Provides full-text online access to all journals published by the Johns Hopkins University Press. Disciplines covered are humanities, social sciences, and mathematics.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
ProQuest statistical insight
Description:  Provides access to: statistical information; indexing and full text statistical data from U.S. government publications from 2004 (indexing from 1973), state and private sources from 2007 (indexing from 1980), and international organizations from 2007 (indexing from 1980); and visualization tools.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
RAND Corporation (Reports and bookstore)
Description:  Search over 10,000 reports published by the RAND Corporation since 1946 and purchase documents published since 1998 through their bookstore along with a free download option. Catalogs and subject area bibliographies available for download and are commonly used by libraries and other institutions to review RAND's extensive inventory.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
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)
Research at the Getty
Description:  Provides access to resources, special collections, publications, public events and other scholarly activities of the Getty Research Institute.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
ScienceDirect
Description:  A full-text database offering journal articles and book chapters published by Elsevier, including more than 2,500 peer-reviewed journals and more than 11,000 books. There are currently more than 9.5 million articles/chapters, a content base that is growing at a rate of almost 0.5 million additions per year.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Serials directory
Description:  The Serials Directory provides access to the most up-to-date and accurate bibliographic information as well as current pricing structures for popular serials. It contains over 184,000 U.S. and international titles, including newspapers; historical data for an additional 20,000 titles; data from nearly 83,500 publishers worldwide, including e-mail and Internet addresses; and Library of Congress and Dewey Decimal Classifications for every entry.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Study abroad
Description:  Study abroad directory with comprehensive listings of volunteer opportunities, international teaching positions, foreign job announcments, and Internship information.
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)
TexShare databases
Description:  A gateway to electronic indexes and full-text articles for members of the TexShare library consortium.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
TOPICsearch
Description:  This current events database allows researchers to explore social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms. Students can use either the dropdown menus for Current Events or Topics to easily locate relevant articles. TOPICsearch contains full text for over 102,800 articles from 2,500 diverse sources including international and regional newspapers, EBSCO's periodicals collection, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, government information and EBSCO's Current Issues database. This database provides full text for more than 1,550 publications. In addition to the full text, indexing and abstracts are provided for more than 1,650 journals. Topics covered include: Aging, AIDS, Alcohol, Computers, Crime, Drugs, Education, Energy, Ethics, Family, Health, Human Rights, Multiculturalism, National Debate, People, Religion, Sports, Women, Work, World Affairs, etc. The majority of full text titles are available in native (searchable) PDF, or scanned-in-color.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
USA.gov
Description:  USA.gov offers a powerful search engine and an index of web-accessible government information and services to help you find what you need about federal, state, and local government information topics.
Access:  Internet (Government Information, General Access)
Vocational & career collection
Description:  Designed for vocational and technical libraries servicing high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and public libraries, the collection provides full text coverage for nearly 350 trade and industry related periodicals. In addition to the full text, indexing and abstracts are provided for over 600 journals. The majority of full text titles are available in native (searchable) PDF, or scanned-in-color. Full text information in this database dates as far back as 1985.
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)