SMU Online Resources

Subject: Libraries and Library Science

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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)
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)
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)
Dustbooks eDirectories
Description:  An online edition which includes all four Dustbooks directories: Directory of poetry publishers, Directory of small press/magazine editors & publishers, International directory of little magazines & small presses, and Small press record of books in print.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
EAI online resource guide for exhibiting, collecting & preserving media art
Description:  "EAI's Online Resource Guide for Exhibiting, Collecting & Preserving Media Art addresses key issues and brings together information on current practices and critical dialogue relating to single-channel video, computer-based art and media installation."
Access:  Internet (General Access)
GAO reports
Description:  Index to abstracts and full-text of GAO reports and testimony from January 1, 1970 to the present, with links to available electronic reports. These reports contain the findings, audits, surveys, investigations, and evaluations of federal programs done at the request of congressional committees or members, or to fulfill GAO specifically mandated or basic legislative requirements.
Access:  Internet (Government Information, 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)
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, information science & technology abstracts
Description:  Database provides coverage on subjects such as librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Delivered via the EBSCOhost platform, LISTA indexes more than 600 periodicals plus books, research reports, and proceedings. With coverage dating back to the mid-1960s, it is the oldest continuously produced database covering the field of information science.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
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)
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)
Social sciences citation index
Description:  Multidisciplinary index to the journal literature of the social sciences. It fully indexes more than 1,725 journals across 50 social sciences disciplines, and it indexes individually selected, relevant items from over 3,300 of the world's leading scientific and technical journals.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
SPEC kits
Description:  SPEC surveys gather information from ARL member institutions on current research library practices and policies. SPEC Kits combine the survey results and documentation from ARL member institutions to guide libraries as they address the ever-changing challenges facing libraries. These guides help libraries learn about current practice in research libraries, implement new practices and technologies, manage change, and improve performance.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Description:  Provides free access to a wide range of legislative information on the Congress, including the full text of the Congressional Record and bills for the 103rd to the present Congress, a directory of congressional committees and members of Congress, the weekly floor schedule for the House, and a schedule of daily committee hearings. Includes text of How our laws are made by Edward F. Willett Jr.
Access:  Internet (Government Information, General Access)
Description:  TRAIL provides access to Texas State government information contained in electronic publications. TRAIL facilitates ready access to the information for Texas citizens and other users. TRAIL also provides basic information about state agencies including contact, legal, budgetary and background resources.
Access:  Internet (Government Information, General Access)
Description: 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)
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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