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The MLA Directory of Periodicals lists over 4,400 periodicals in the areas of literature, language, linguistics, and folklore that are covered regularly in the MLA International Bibliography. The directory provides addresses, submmission requirements, and submission details (such as acceptance rate and number of reviewers).
An index to scholarly articles, books and book chapters, and dissertations published internationally on modern (Medieval to today) languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics (including composition and rhetoric since 2000). Coverage has varied but now includes literature from all over the world--Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America. Folklore is represented by folk literature, music, art, rituals, and belief systems. Linguistics and language materials range from history and theory of linguistics, comparative linguistics, semantics, stylistics, and syntax to translation. Other topics include literary theory and criticism, dramatic arts (film, radio, television, theater), and history of printing and publishing. Works exclusively on classical Greek and Latin literatures are excluded. EBSCO coverage starts with 1926; the print edition starts with 1921. See also Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature.

The Literary Research Guide is a selective, annotated guide to reference sources essential to the study of British literature, literatures of the United States, other literatures in English, and related topics. It contains over 1,000 entries, including electronic resources, and is updated regularly.

The bibliography describes books, pamphlets, and broadsides printed in Ohio and includes names of libraries that own copies of these historical materials to aid in locating originals. Through a partnership with the American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Massachusetts, many titles formerly owned by the Morgan Library are now in the AAS collections ( The Morgan Library of Ohio Imprints ( is also compiling an Ohio Name and Institution Index of those names and institutions mentioned in the imprints.

Based on the work of Stith Thompson, this Motif Index classifies and indexes motifs (such as characters, actions, or events) in folk literature. Use the Motif Index to identify published books of folk literature in which the motifs appear. Topf find scholarly articles and books about folk literature, use the MLA International Bibliography.

Since its recognition as a distinctive region in the late 19th century, Appalachia has been a source of enduring myths and distortions regarding the isolation, temperament and behavior of its inhabitants.
Early 20th-century writers focused on sensational aspects, such as moonshining and clan feuding, and often portrayed the region’s inhabitants as uneducated and prone to impulsive acts of violence.
The story as depicted in this collection begins in the colonial era, describing the bloody warfare as migrants from Europe and their American-born offspring fought and eventually displaced Appalachia’s Native American inhabitants. It depicts the evolution of a farm- and forest-society, its divided and unhappy fate during the Civil War and the emergence of a new industrial order as railroads, towns and mining industries penetrated into the mountains. Diaries, journals and narratives of explorers, emigrants, military men, Native Americans and travelers are complemented by accounts of the development of farming and mining communities, family histories and folklore.

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Music Index Online is a basic index for searching for music topics in more than 690 international journals. Articles on musicology, music education, ethnomusicology, and popular musics are included, along with book reviews, record reviews, first performances, and obituaries; some dissertations and the availability of full-text for certain articles are now included

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Business source for music. Includes music industry news, a database featuring artists and artist managers, links to venues and presenters, and a complete directory of arts organizations, and more

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The Nation is an important clearinghouse of primary source material in America and around the world. The Nation Digital Archive makes it possible for researchers to access 14 decades of America's best alternative journalism in ways never before possible. The archive includes perspectives on news, politics, and culture from writers, artists, novelists, and playwrights.

The National Academies Press (NAP) was created by the National Academies to publish the reports issued by the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council, all operating under a charter granted by the Congress of the United States. The NAP publishes more than 200 books a year on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and health, capturing the most authoritative views on important issues in science and health policy. In order to download PDF e-books at the site, you will be asked to create a free account at the time of your first download.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts provides thousands of summaries of important law enforcement and criminal justice publications including books, government reports, research reports, journals, and unpublished research. Content dates range from 1970 to the present.
All documents covered are either written in English or have an English-language summary. To facilitate research, the databases also includes a subject-specific thesaurus.

The weekly National Journal is one of the most important sources for coverage and analysis of politics, public policy, and government. Also available are The Hotline, a daily news briefing on politics and campaigns; Congress Daily, twice daily coverage of Congress when in session with information on behind-the-scenes strategies and alliances and key issues; Poll Track, a database of recent national opinion polls on campaigns and issues; the Almanac of American Politics, containing profiles on members of Congress; Markup Reports on congressional committee actions and votes; and Technology Daily, covering the politics and policy issues affecting the information technology industry
The Center was founded in 1986 to support efforts to improve students' transition into higher education through conferences and publications. The site has the text of their newsletter and journal, Journal of the First-Year Experience & Students in Transition.

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Republican/conservative news, commentary, and opinion.

The National Trade Data Bank (NTDB) is a full-text database from the United States government containing international trade data, international market research reports, trade opportunities information, and country data, including the country commercial guides. The NTDB is offered as part of the STAT-USA service and can be located by selecting Globus & NTDB from the STAT-USA homepage

Natural & Alternative Treatments provides in-depth analysis of more than 200 distinct health conditions and the natural treatments used to treat them. Evidence-based, this database cites more than 12,000 clinical research studies across 700 articles containing information on medical conditions, alternative therapies, herbs and supplements, functional foods, drug interactions and homeopathy.

Provides full text search capabilities for many of the publications of the Nature Publishing Group ranging from the basic journal Nature to specific pharmaceutical, medical, ecological, biological titles

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Adobe Flash is the default player for Naxos Music Library, and is available here.

Naxos Music Library includes the complete Naxos, Marco Polo and Dacapo catalogues including classical, jazz, world, and folk musics. It allows for online listening and access to biographical information on composers and performers as well as program notes on the works being played. 

A general catalog of full-text electronic dissertations available from participating institutions, which include MIT, Virginia Tech, University of Virginia, and OhioLINK, among others. The numbers should grow as more institutions move to electronic theses.

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The New Republic, founded in 1914, is one of the country's leading journals of opinion on politics and the arts. Current and past issues of the journal are now available together in a single, stand-alone online database. The database features award-winning writers and critics from many fields and from most political viewpoints.

This collection includes approximately 200 full-length feature films from leading independent distributors such as Kino Lorber, First Run Features, Film Movement, MK2, and Global Lens. There are also some 50 award winning short films. All films were presented at major film festivals, many were nominated for awards, and many have won major awards. Films include the Oscar-nominated Twilight Samurai, directed by Yoji Yamada, Oscar-nominated The Scent of Green Papaya, directed by Tran Anh Hung, Oscar-nominated Dogtooth, directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, and Cannes Grand Jury Prize winner The Piano Teacher, directed by Michael Haneke. Collectively the films in the database have won more than 1,000 awards.

New York Times

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The New York Times subscription includes daily access to all online content except for the crossword.

First time users must register while on the Oxford campus:

  1. Go to
  2. Create a account using your school e-mail address. If you already have a account using your school e-mail address, you may log in with those credentials. When you see START YOUR ACCESS, the expiration time and date of your pass will appear.
  3. Go to and enjoy full access from any location.
  4. You will need to renew your access every 6 months, as prompted by the NYT. 

Additional information is available online.

Full text of the complete run of New York Times from 1851 to three years ago, with page images, individual articles, ads, and illustrationss in downloadable PDF. It includes, and is searchable by, display and classified ads, cartoons, photos, maps, graphics, etc., editorials, obituaries, and commentary, as well as articles.
Provides cover-to-cover full text for 25 national and international newspapers, selected articles from over 260 regional U.S. papers, and some television and radio news transcripts, in addition to indexing for a far larger number of papers.

Personal narratives including letters, diaries, pamphlets, autobiographies, and oral histories. Much of the material is previously unpublished. Included are several thousand pages of Ellis Island Oral History interviews. In selected cases, users will be able to hear the actual audio voices of the immigrants. Content includes perspectives both on North America and on the immigrants.

Contains 93 plays by 18 playwrights, together with detailed information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more. Continuously updated, when complete the North American Indian Drama will contain the full text of 250 plays written from the early 1900s to the present by more than 50 playwrights. Many of the works are rare, hard-to-find, or out of print. Nearly a quarter of the collection will consist of previously unpublished plays. Each play is extensively indexed, allowing both keyword and multi-fielded searching. The plays are accompanied by reference materials, significant ancillary information, a rich performance database, and images rsulting in a collection that illustrates the many purposes that theater has served. Also includes the "Native Playwrights' Newsletter" (1993-96) a unique resource containing original essays, articles, photographs, interviews, reviews, and production information related to the plays. Produced by Alexander Street Press.

This fifth release of North American Indian Thought and Culture contains over 119,000 pages of text and images. Included are biographies, auto-biographies, personal narratives, speeches, diaries, letters, and oral histories. The database represents the largest compilation ever created of biographical information on indigenous peoples from all areas of North America.

Provides information about plays, productions, playwrights and theater actors, companies, designers,and directors of North America. It links to texts of 5,000 plays and related information included in Asian American Drama, Black Drama, Latino Literature, North American Indian Drama, North American Women's Drama, Theatre in Video, and Twentieth-Century North American Drama. Continuously updated with new plays and information and productions and theater people. It includes some 40,000 pages of major reference materials, together with records to more than 30,000 plays, over 57,000 people, 5,400 theatres, nearly 22,000 productions and 2,500 production companies, and some 10,500 images, playbills, postcards, scrapbooks and other resources. Produced by Alexander Street Press.

Full text of over 1,000 plays by 67 playwrights, with information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more. A work in progress, when complete the collection will include more than 1,500 plays, of which some 20% have never been published before. The database also includes selected playbills, production photographs and other ephemera related to the plays. Produced by Alexander Street Press.
Unpublished and published sources of women's diaries and correspondence. They provide a detailed record of what women wore, the conditions under which they worked, what they ate, what they read, and how they amused themselves. One can see how frequently they attended church, how they viewed their connection to God, and how they prayed as well as explore their relationships with lovers and family and friends. Added indexes include places, personal events, and author characteristics.

Ohio Capitol Connection provides access to comprehensive Ohio state legislative and governmental information from current and previous general assemblies. Other features include the status of bills (updated daily), the full text of amendments, analyses, and fiscal impact statements, the text of court opinions, and a full text search of all databases. OCC provides links to government information throughout Ohio and the United States.

The OhioLINK Music Center features more than 78,000 tracks and 21,000 works from the Naxos Music Library. Users can search for and listen to tracks in six genres -- Chinese music, classical music, opera, jazz, spoken word and world music -- with works from many well-known composers, including Bach, Handel, Beethoven, Chopin, Strauss, Copland, and Ellington.
Access to the music files is restricted to the students, faculty and staff of OhioLINK member institutions, and off-campus access is available. Flash player is required.

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OneSource is a comprehensive business database, providing US and international company and industry information. This source includes company financial data and corporate family trees, information on competitors, SWOT analyses, and analysts reports.

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Contains a comprehensive collection of scholarship focused on the lives and events which have shaped African American and African history and culture. Features over 7,500 articles from Oxford's reference works, approximately 100 primary sources with specially written commentaries, over 1,000 images, over 100 maps, over 200 charts and tables, timelines to guide researchers through the history of African Americans and over 6,000 biographies.

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The Grove Art Online contains more than 45,000 articles on every aspect of the visual arts - painting, sculpture, graphic arts, architecture, decorative arts and photography - from prehistory to the present day. It contains the full-text of the The Dictionary of Art (ed. Jane Turner, 1996), considered the landmark encyclopedia of world art. It also includes all 2,800 articles from The Oxford Companion to Western Art (ed. Hugh Brigstocke, 2001).

In addition, Grove Art Online provides digital access to over 200,000 searchable images through three collections: Art Resource, Bridgeman Art Library, and Art Image Links.

Topical coverage of the Grove Art Online is very broad, and includes extensive biographies of artists in all visual media, and articles on major styles and forms, criticism, cultures and civilizations, iconography, materials, and movements

From psychology to labor rights, from ethics to education, Childhood Studies is one of the most active fields in academia today. It encompasses the meanings that adults place on children’s innocence or competence, and interrogates the notion of childhood as a social category. How adults have thought about children and the impact that this has had on the ways children are treated are also analyzed critically and great emphasis is placed on historical, cultural and literary interpretations of childhood. Contemporary Childhood Studies is also characterized by its insistence on the need for children themselves to be understood as the best informants of their own lives. Childhood Studies is international and cross-cultural in scope, transcending narrow geographical confines and analyzing modern and historical childhoods both locally and globally.

Cinema and media studies includes a dizzying array of subfields: film history, television studies, media studies, critical theory, visual arts, cultural studies, digital culture, game studies, popular culture, and the study of the moving image. Because the boundaries of the discipline are continuously debated and because technology is constantly changing, students and scholars find it difficult if not impossible to keep up with all the literature in their areas of expertise. Even familiar subjects such as a national cinema or the work of a canonical filmmaker are becoming less familiar as new approaches and new research redefine the field. Oxford Bibliographies in Cinema and Media Studies has recruited many of the finest scholars in cinema and media studies to chart a path through the information thicket and toward a carefully organized, thoroughly peer-reviewed account of the most important books, articles, and Web sites.

The study of communication is a multidisciplinary effort to understand the constant, varied, and complex transmission and exchange of information, knowledge, and ideas. The extensive nature of communication means that efforts to study it span multiple epistemologies and methodologies. Also, given the changing media landscape, scholars and professionals must constantly consider new content, technologies, processes and effects, and theories of communication. The overlapping domains of communication make it challenging to stay informed about every applicable area. A great deal of this work has moved online with the most recent scholarship, research, and statistics appearing in online databases. Oxford Bibliographies in Communication will provide much-needed guidance for students and scholars at every level.

International relations traditionally referred to the study of foreign affairs and political interaction between states. Today, the field covers the whole complex of cultural, economic, legal, military, and political relations of all states and their component populations, as well as non-state actors and international organizations. Research and scholarship in this area has an important impact our understanding of the past and of current events. Rather than sifting through these ever-expanding mountains of information that may or may not yield relevant results, students and researchers alike can rely on Oxford Bibliographies in International Relations to offer a reliable, up-to-date, and authoritative guide to the best literature in the field.

The field of Islamic Studies is both wide-reaching and dynamic. It includes the range of foundational documents, traditions, institutions, and history of Muslims in various countries and regions throughout the world from the origins of Islam to the present day. This interdisciplinary field therefore includes history, religion, philosophy, anthropology, Arabic language and literature, as well as literatures in other languages including Persian, Turkish, and Urdu, and remains responsive to new discoveries, interpretations, ideologies and theories. Oxford Bibliographies in Islamic Studies presents a guided tour through the key literature on each topic, providing context for its development, and a balanced overview of the major issues within a given topic.

Though the scholarly study of Latin America, a region of 20 countries and over 569 million people, is not new, the bringing together of various disciplinary approaches according to a single geographic region represents a fairly recent shift. Latin American studies includes a vast range of disciplinary perspectives, including history, sociology, economics, anthropology, and political science. Area studies in general have proliferated in the latter half of the twentieth century and Latin American studies in particular has been propelled forward as a distinct field of study by major international changes, such as the end of the Cold War. Oxford Bibliographies in Latin American studies offers more than other bibliography initiatives on- and offline by providing expert commentary to help users find, negotiate, and assess the large amount of information readily available to them.

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Contains 55,000 biographies of noteworthy people from all walks of life in the British past, including artists, scientists, writers, industrialists, performers, explorers, criminals, and eccentrics as well as politicians, church leaders, and soldiers, mariners, doctors, and lawyers. To search click on "Subscribers enter here" in the upper right corner.

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) attempts to chronicle the origin and use of words in the English language. Important features include quotations showing uses of words in different time periods, extensive etymologies and word histories, and a program of regular, continuing revision. This is the largest English dictionary in both number of words defined and information given for each word. The 2nd, print edition (20 vols.) is shelved in King Reference, PE 1625 .O87 1989.

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Oxford Handbooks in Political Science bring together the world's leading scholars to discuss research and the latest thinking in a range of major topics in political science. Containing specially-commissioned essays with extensive referencing to further reading, the handbooks offer both thorough introductions to topics in the discipline, and a useful reference resource for scholars and advanced students.

Oxford Islamic Studies Online features reference content and commentary by renowned scholars in areas such as global Islamic history, concepts, people, practices, politics, and culture, and is regularly updated as new content is commissioned and approved under the guidance of the Editor in Chief, John L. Esposito. Encompassing over 5,000 A–Z reference entries, chapters from scholarly and introductory works, Qur'anic materials, primary sources, images, maps, and timelines, Oxford Islamic Studies Online offers a multi-layered reference experience designed to provide a first stop for anyone needing information and context on Islam.

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An integrated music resource on the web, including the full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (second edition), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz (second edition). It covers all aspects of music, including composers, performers, genres, forms, terminology, orchestras, etc. Bibliographies are included, as are links to images and sound files, and to selected web sites.

Collection of more than 5,000 e-books from Oxford University Press in the humanities and social sciences. Each book and each chapter within each book has an abstract and assigned subject headings, and everything is searchable and printable.

PapersFirst and ProceedingsFirst are related, providing two different access methods to a database of 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

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.

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