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Peace Research Abstracts includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to peace research, including conflict resolution, international affairs, peace psychology, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. The index contains more than 267,000 records, which are carefully selected from the most important sources within the discipline, including Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Conflict Resolution, and International Journal of Refugee Law.

Collections 1-9. An archive of hundreds of digitized journals published in the arts, humanities and social sciences. It provides access to more than 200 years of scholarship, spread across a wide variety of subject areas.

An evolving digital library of resources for the study of the ancient world. Includes full text of main Greek and Latin texts, and selected secondary works, as well as a massive library of art objects, archaeological sites, buildings, atlases and text tools

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The Philosopher's Index provides indexing and abstracts from books and journals of philosophy and related fields. It covers the areas of ethics, aesthetics, social philosophy, political philosophy, epistemology, and metaphysic logic as well as material on the philosophy of law, religion, science, history, education, and language.

PhilPapers is a comprehensive index of philosophy books and articles. This database offers unique features such as real-time indexing of pre-prints, fine-grained classification by topic, email alerts, reading lists, advanced search functionality, and discussion forums.

Includes information on physical education curricula, sports medicine, dance sport law, kinesiology, motor learning, recreation, standardized fitness tests, sports equipment, business and marketing, coaching and training, and sport sociology/psychology. Health education and physical therapy are also covered as as well. Contains over 290,000 records.

An author, title, and subject index to 30,000 plays from antiquity to the present that have been published in the US since 1949. Play Index covers a wide range of plays written in or translated into English, including mysteries, pageants, plays in verse, puppet performances, radio and television plays, and classic drama. Search for plays by title; author; subject (sisters, culture conflict, marriage); style (symbolism, experimental theater); genre (comedy, melodrama, musical); cast type; and more. Play Index includes plays published as single volumes and also plays in anthologies and collections.

Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides the basis to realize and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills. Points of View Reference Center contains many topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument) and counterpoint (opposing argument). For each topic, there is a Guide to Critical Analysis, which helps the reader evaluate the controversial topics. Points of View Reference Center includes over 1,300 main essays, leading political magazines from all sides of the political spectrum, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary source documents and reference books. The database also offers guides for writing position papers, developing arguments and debating.

Political Handbook of the World provides thorough and accurate information on the major aspects of each country's government and political party system. In addition, the Handbook profiles more than 38 non-UN intergovernmental organizations, such as OPEC, NATO, the WTO, regional banks, and the agencies and specialized bodies of the United Nations.

Political Science Complete contains full text for more than 550 journals, along with indexing and abstracting for over 2,900 journals, including top-ranked scholarly journals. PSC also provides over 340 full-text reference books and monographs, and over 38,000 full-text conference papers, including those of the International Political Science Association. PSC provides a subject-specific thesaurus with over 17,500 terms to provide subject searching guidance to researchers. Subjects covered include comparative politics, humanitarian issues, international relations, law and legislation, non-governmental organizations and political theory.

Population Index (PI), published by the Office of population Research at Princeton University, is the primary reference resource for worldwide demographic and population literature. PI provides annotated bibliographies of recently published books, journal articles, working papers, and other material on population topics. This collection includes all issues published between 1986 (Volume 52, Number 1) and 2000 (Volume 66, Number 1); earlier issues are available through JSTOR

Pravda (or “Truth”) was the official voice of Soviet communism and the Central Committee of the Communist Party between 1918 and 1991. Founded in 1912 in St. Petersburg, Russia, Pravda originated as an underground, daily workers’ newspaper, and soon became the main newspaper of the revolutionary wing of the Russian socialist movement. The Digital Archive includes full-text and full-image access of the publication from 1912 through the end of 2009.

Primary Search, designed specifically for elementary school libraries, contains full text for more than 80 popular elementary school magazines.
PRISMA is a comprehensive reference resource providing full-text scholarly journals in the social sciences and humanities for the interdisciplinary academic study of Hispanic and Latin America, and the Caribbean Basin. Offering key titles indexed in the Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI) produced by the Latin American Center of the University of California, Los Angeles, PRISMA features Spanish, Portuguese and English language content.for the interdisciplinary academic study of Hispanic and Latin America and the Caribbean Basin
ProceedingsFirst and PapersFirst are related, providing two different access methods to a database of 5.7 million papers from over 169,000 published proceedings. The ProceedingsFirst database provides citations of every congress, symposium, conference, exposition, workshop and meeting received by the British Library Document Supply Centre. The PapersFirst database contains a separate record for each paper listed in a ProceedingsFirst record. ProceedingsFirst provides a catalog record for the whole proceedings and conference, listing each paper and author in a lengthy table of contents note. PapersFirst indexes the contents of these published proceedings, paper by paper. Unfortunately, subject headings are not given for each paper, so subject access is only available through title keyword searching
Professional Development Collection, designed for professional educators, provides a highly specialized collection of 520 high quality education journals, including nearly 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports. In addition to full text, indexing and abstracts are provided for more than 700 journals.

Project MUSE provides 100% full-text, affordable and user-friendly online access to a comprehensive selection of prestigious humanities and social sciences books and journals. MUSE is also the sole source of complete, full-text versions of titles from many of the world's leading university presses and scholarly societies. Currently, MUSE provides full-text access to current content from over 400 journal titles and 3,000 book titles representing nearly 100 not-for-profit publishers.

Formerly LexisNexis Congressional.

ProQuest Congressional offers information and primary-source documents by and about the United States Congress. It indexes Congressional publications from 1789 to the present and provides access to CIS Legislative Histories for public laws (1970-). Full text is available for many publications including testimony from congressional hearings (1824-Present); committee reports (1817-Present); bill texts and status (1989-); Statutes at Large/U.S. Code (1789-); Congressional Serial Set (1789-2003); Federal Register (1980-); and the Congressional Record, including the Annals of Congress (1789-1997). It also provides information about members and committees.

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PsycCritiques, produced by the American Psychological Association (APA), is an electronic serial of book reviews featuring full text reviews of current scholarly and professional books in psychology. The database also contains critiques of popular films and trade books from a psychological perspective. More than 36,000 reviews are included, dating back to 1956. PsycCritiques is indexed with controlled vocabulary from APA's Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection covers emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry and psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods. This database covers 575 full text publications, including 550 peer-reviewed journals

PsycINFO contains bibliographic citations with abstracts for an array of subjects related to psychology including, education, business, medicine, nursing, law, social work, and animal behavior. PsycINFO covers all types of publications including journal articles, books, book chapters, reports, and dissertations. References include material from 45 countries and in several languages.

PsycINFO contains bibliographic citations with abstracts for an array of subjects related to psychology including, education, business, medicine, nursing, law, social work, and animal behavior. PsycINFO covers all types of publications including journal articles, books, book chapters, reports, and dissertations. References include material from 45 countries and in several languages.

Public Affairs Index is a bibliographic database that covers all aspects of national and global contemporary public policy issues ranging from public health, the environment, housing, human and civil rights, to international commerce and conflict. This database draws from a diverse array of scholarly journals, conference papers, trade publications and government documents to provide up-to-date information on a broad range of topics of concern to the world today.

PubMed is the National Library of Medicine's (NLM) freely accessible interface to the MEDLINE bibliographic database, covering the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, biomedical engineering, the health care system, and the basic biomedical sciences. MEDLINE contains bibliographic citations and author abstracts from more than 5,000 biomedical journals published in the United States and 80 other countries. The database contains over 15 million citations dating back to the mid-1950's. Coverage is worldwide, but most records are from English-language sources or have English abstracts. Journal articles are indexed for MEDLINE using NLM's subject heading system, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). For additional information see:

Race Relations Abstracts is a database of bibliographic records focused on content relating specifically to the relationship between races, specifically the social, political, and economic relations between races and ethnicities. Subjects covered include ethnic studies, discrimination, and immigration studies.

A selective bibliography of articles in the various fields of Jewish studies and in the study of Eretz Israel. Material listed in Rambi is compiled from thousands of periodicals and from collections of articles - in Hebrew, Yiddish, and European languages- mainly from the holdings of the Jewish National and University Library, a world center for research on the Jewish people and Eretz Israel. The main criterion for inclusion in the bibliography is that the article be based on scientific research, or contain important information for such research.

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Readers' Guide Retrospective indexes 375 general-interest magazines and periodicals published in the United States. Although some scholarly publications are covered, the main focus of Readers' Guide is popular publications.

Miami University Libraries has discontinued our subscription to RefWorks, effective June 30, 2011. See this handout for information about exporting your references to other, free citation management tools.
Regional Business News is a news database that includes regional business journals, newspapers, newswires, and now blogs, covering all areas of the US. Most are available as full-text
Index, abstracts, and full text covering such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy
RILM Abstracts of Music Literature is a comprehensive, ongoing guide to publications on music from all over the world. It provides broad yet detailed coverage and facilitates both focused research and browsing for readers of all levels. From ethnomusicology to music therapy, from elementary music education to advanced music theory, RILM is the first stop for the researcher who wants clear, verified bibliographic information, fully cited, abstracted, and indexed. All document types: articles, books, bibliographies, catalogues, dissertations, Festschriften, iconographies, critical commentaries to complete works, ethnographic recordings, conference proceedings, electronic resources, reviews, and more.

Risk Management Reference Center (RMRC) offers information on virtually every dimension of risk management, and combines deep background from scholarly writings with expert commentary from a variety of organizations, agencies, and publishers. This database also contains timely reviews of recent developments across the international political, economic, social and technical spectrum. RMRC is designed to inform the risk analysis process, and provide information on all aspects of risk management.

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Bibliographic records for music manuscripts written after 1600, with links to composer names, library locations, thematic catalogs.

It covers writers from Britain, the British Empire, and North America and includes over 170,000 pages of text. It has poetry, prose, drama, letters, and diaries

Consists of two broad collections of 18th and 19th century texts. The American Founding Era contains the papers of Dolly Madison and George Washington. The 19th-Century Literature and Culture collection includes papers from Kristina Rosetti, Matthew Arnold, Emily Shore, Herman Melville (text of his novel Typee), and an 19th century novel about slavery by a slave. Each database also contains supplemental and interpretive materials.

An online collection of books about the Americas published 1500-1926 and covering history, social and political issues, science, religion, slavery, emmigration, women, and many, many other subjects. Based on the Bibliotheca Americana compiled by Joseph Sabin (begun in 1868) and augmented by the work of others, this complements Early American Imprints (books printed in North America, EEBO and ECCO (books printed in England or English 1475-1800), and the American Periodical Series Online.

100 simultaneous users within OhioLINK consortium.

Safari Tech Books Online Electronic books in computer science, information technology, and related fields from O'Reilly and Associates and Pearson Technology Associates.

This comprehensive series includes classic and current literary criticism of the world’s most-studied literature. Edited and written by literary scholars, it provides authoritative, in-depth scholarship. Each volume in the series focuses on an individual author’s entire body of work or on a single work of literature. There are sections for cultural and historical context, close readings, critical theory, critical reception, and a compare and contrast feature. Each work includes a chronology, a bibliography, and a subject index.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps are large scale street plans produced by the Sanborn Fire Insurance company from 1867 to 1970. Sanborn maps show the outline of each building including the location of windows and doors together with street names, street and sidewalk widths, property boundaries, building use, and house and block numbers. These maps are used by a wide range of researchers including local historians to locate and identify buildings and neighborhoods, urban historians to study the growth of towns and cities, and environmentalists concerned about impact of new developments.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps are large scale street plans produced by the Sanborn Fire Insurance company from 1867 to 1970. Sanborn maps show the outline of each building including the location of windows and doors together with street names, street and sidewalk widths, property boundaries, building use, and house and block numbers. These maps are used by a wide range of researchers including local historians to locate and identify buildings and neighborhoods, urban historians to study the growth of towns and cities, and environmentalists concerned about impact of new developments.

Saskia Art History Images is a collection of digital art images with a special emphasis on the core images required for teaching the history of Western Art. Including titles from the textbooks Gardner's Art Through the Ages, Stokstad's History of Art, and Hartt's History of Italian Renaissance Art.

Covers more than 5,900 major journals across 150 scientific disciplines. SCI provides access to cited references from indexed articles, linking older articles to current ones that have cited them.

A searchable collection of essays on scientific topics reproduced from 179 books published by Facts on File from 1994 through 2008. It also includes browsable diagrams, experiments, biographies, timelines, videos, news articles, and state and national standards for science education.

Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources. Topics covered include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife. This database provides teachers and librarians with articles correlated to state and national curriculum standards.

ScienceDirect is a leading full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters from more than 2,500 peer-reviewed journals and more than 11,000 books. There are currently more than 9.5 million articles/chapters. The platform offers sophisticated search and retrieval functionality.

Users must create an account, providing your email address, to use SciFinder.

SciFinder provides access to journal articles, dissertations, abstracts, and patents in chemistry and biomedicine. Search for literature or for chemical records by research topic, author, chemical substance or reaction, document identifier, and company/organization name. Over 10000 chemistry journals (from the CAPlus literature database) are included in the database along with 4800 biomedical journals (from the MEDLINE database), in addition to over 49 million substances and over 18 million reactions.

Contains 60 volumes of Romantic poetry by 47 Scottish women writers, in-depth scholarly introductions, and extensive contemporary critical reviews. Based on J. R. De Jackson's Romantic Poetry by Women: A Bibliography, 1770-1835 with additional biographical, bibliographical, and critical information provided by established scholars.

A collection approximately 1,600 full-text articles on world writers from ancient Greece and Rome to the present (including some literary genres), drawn from 13 series published by Scribner starting 1974-1998. Articles are by established scholars and offer in-depth introductory studies with extensive bibliographies. See also the Dictionary of Literary Biography articles included in Literature Resource Center.
Searchasaurus (for elementary and middle school students) is a colorful, easy-to-use search interface for elementary and middle school students. Searchasaurus provides access to magazine articles, pictures, encyclopedias, and a dictionary through an animated interface with a dinosaur theme that encourages students to enhance and develop basic search methodologies. Lexile limiters allow searchers to specify the reading level of materials retrieved.

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This selective list of books recommended for young people in grades 9 through 12 is invaluable for collection development and maintenance, reader's advisory and curriculum support in the high school library.

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