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Magill on Literature Ebsco

The online equivalent of the well-known print reference works Masterplots and Masterplots II, which provide plot summaries and criticism on the world’s most famous works. Magill on Literature also includes the Cyclopedia of World.

MasterFILE Select Ebsco

MasterFILE Select provides full text coverage for nearly 800 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and more. Features reference and travel books including the World Almanac & Book of Facts 2001; American Heritage Dictionary, 4th Edition, 96,600 biographies, 76,000 primary source documents and an Image Collection of 116,000 photos, maps, and flags.

A Matter of Fact WebSPIRS

Indexes statements reflecting public policy issues and statistically supported arguments. Selected writers and speakers are chosen from congressional hearings, the Congressional Record, general and specialized periodicals, newsletters, and newspapers.

MEDLINE Cambridge Scientific Abstracts NEW

MEDLINE on this service contains over 4 million citations and abstracts (1993 - Current), providing unparalleled access to worldwide biomedical literature. The database contains a broad range of medical topics relating to research, clinical practice, administration, policy issues, and health care services. Produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE contains all records published in Index Medicus and since 2002, most citations previously included in separate NLM specialty databases such as SPACELINE and HISTLINE.

MEDLINE FirstSearch

MEDLINE: PubMed National Library of Medicine

The National Library of Medicine's index of journals, books, papers, conference proceedings. Covers the world's biomedical literature. In addition to the bibliographic citation, abstracts are included, as well as links to related articles and, when available, to molecular sequence databases and full-text articles. Updated weekly.

Mental Measurements Yearbook WebSPIRS

Produced by the Buros Institute, contains full-text information about and reviews of all English-language standardized tests covering educational skills, personality, vocational aptitude, psychology, and related areas as included in the printed Mental Measurements Yearbooks.

Mergent Online

A suite of global business and financial information products.

MLA Directory of Periodicals Ebsco

Offers detailed information on over 7,100 journals, with 4,400 currently indexed in the International Bibliography. The detailed entries include editorial contact information, as well as frequency, circulation, subscription prices and submission guidelines.

MLA International Bibliography Ebsco

Modern Language Association's index of journal articles, chapters, books, working papers, proceedings, bibliographies, dissertations, and other formats in the fields of literature, language, linguistics, and folklore. Covers 1963 to the present.

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NASW Clinical Register WebSPIRS

Listing of clinical social workers who have met national standards for education and experience established by the National Association of Social Workers Competence Certification Commission on recommendation of the Committee on Clinical Social Work.

National Newspaper Index Gale InfoTrac

Provides access to the indexing of America's top five newspapers in one search: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post.

National Newspapers ProQuest

Citations and abstracts to articles from national newspapers in the United States going back to 1995. Includes full-text articles, citations, and abstracts.

NBER Working Papers

National Bureau of Economic Research scholars initially report their findings in scientific papers aimed at other professional economists. Nearly 500 NBER Working Papers are published each year, and many subsequently appear in scholarly journals. The full-text of Working Papers published from November 1994 to the present can be searched, viewed, and downloaded. Online statistical data is also available.

New York State Newspapers Gale Info Trac

Search this database of ten major newspapers published in the state of New York, including the New York Times and the New York Post.

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PapersFirst FirstSearch

An index of papers presented at conferences worldwide.

Philosopher's Index WebSPIRS

Provides indexing and abstracts from books and journals of philosophy and related fields, including ethics, aesthetics, social philosophy, political philosophy, epistemology, and metaphysic logic, philosophy of law, religion, science, history, education, and language. Covers 1940 to the present.

Pollution Abstracts Cambridge Scientific Abstracts NEW

This database provides fast access to the environmental information necessary to resolve day-to-day problems, ensure ongoing compliance, and handle emergency situations more effectively. Pollution Abstracts combines information on scientific research and government policies in a single resource. Topics of growing concern are extensively covered from the standpoints of atmosphere, emissions, mathematical models, effects on people and animals, and environmental action in response to global pollution issues. To ensure comprehensive coverage, material from conference proceedings and hard-to-find documents has been summarized along with information from primary journals in the field.

ProceedingsFirst FirstSearch

An index of worldwide conference proceedings.

ProQuest Databases ProQuest

Includes ABI/INFORM Global, Accounting & Tax, American Medical Association, Ethnic NewsWatch, GenderWatch, ProQuest Newspapers, and Research Library.

Proquest Newspapers Proquest

Provides searchable access to all of Proquest's newspaper holdings both academic and educational. Includes full text articles.

PsycINFO Proquest

Developed by the American Psychological Association, this covers over 1,900 leading psychological, psychiatric, and related journals, books, book chapters, dissertations, and technical reports, including nearly 300 with full text from ProQuest Psychology Journals. The database covers a wide range of topics, including psychology, psychiatry, and related information from the fields of education, business, medicine, nursing, law, and social work. Covers 1872 to the present.

PsycINFO (WebSPIRS)

Public Opinion Online (POLL) Gale InfoTrac - ReferenceLink

Full-text collection of public opinion surveys conducted in the United States. POLL covers the full spectrum of public interest, i.e., politics, government, public institutions, international affairs, business, social issues and attitudes, and consumer issues and preferences.

Publishers, Distributors and Wholesalers of the U.S. WebSPIRS

Contains records of more than 80,000 publishers, wholesalers, distributors, software firms, museum and association imprints, and other trade organizations.

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RefWorks NEW

Refworks is a tool you can use to quickly and efficiently create your bibliographies. It allows the user to create and save citations from various sources, format manuscripts and turn them into bibliographies in any style (MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.). Use the online tutorial or see a librarian for help with this product.

Research Library ProQuest

Search for coverage of a broad range of subjects including arts, business, children, education, general interest, health, humanities, international, law, military, multicultural, psychology, sciences, social sciences, and women's interests.

RIA Checkpoint Tax Services

Comprehensive federal, state, international, estate, payroll, and pension tax information including law, expert analysis, treatises, tax-related news, cases, rulings and more. (Password registration required for off campus access. Contact Business Liaison/Reference Department (718) 780-4513 for registration information.)

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Serials Solutions

Use Serials Solutions to determine if a periodical is available in full-text format in one of the University's subscription databases by simply typing the journal title in the search box and clicking search.

Social Services Abstracts Cambridge Scientific Abstracts NEW

CSA Social Services Abstracts provides bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development. The database abstracts and indexes over 1,500 serials publications and includes abstracts of journal articles and dissertations, and citations to book reviews.

Social Work Abstracts WebSPIRS

Produced by the National Association of Social Workers, contains records from social work and other related journals on topics such as homelessness, AIDS, child and family welfare, aging, substance abuse, legislation, and community organization.

Sociological Abstracts Cambridge Scientific Abstracts NEW

CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,700 serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers. Records added after 1974 contain in-depth and nonevaluative abstracts of journal articles.

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The Twayne's Author Series - Twayne World, English and U.S. Authors Gale InfoTrac

Twayne World, US, and English Authors each contains the full text of 200 frequently used Twayne Literary Masters books on individual World, US, or English authors, for a total of 600 individual full-text titles.

Treasures from the Film Archives WebSPIRS

Information on 21,000 silent film holdings throughout the world.  Designed as a tool to aid preservationists, the database contains basic credit information.

TV Periodicals WebSPIRS

An index of television-related journal articles going back to 1972.

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Ulrich's Periodical Directory

Ulrich’s is a directory which provides basic information on periodicals and serial publications. Information includes, but is not limited to: publisher names, phone numbers, and addresses; editors; first year published and name changes; advertising and subscription rates; indexing and abstracting sources; frequency; ISSN; and contact information for usage rights and permissions. Note: Please use LIUCAT to confirm the Brooklyn Campus Library’s serial holdings.

Union Lists of Periodicals OCLC FirstSearch

Lists of periodicals held by OCLC member libraries.

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WebSPIRS Databases WebSPIRS

Access to databases by WebSPIRS (SilverPlatter's Information Retrieval System for the World Wide Web). See individual annotations for details.

WilsonSelectPlus FirstSearch

Provides indexed and abstracted records with accompanying full text in periodicals from H.W. Wilson General Science Abstracts, Humanities Abstracts, Readers' Guide Abstracts, and Wilson Business Abstracts.

World Almanac FirstSearch

Includes biographies, encyclopedia entries, facts, statistics.

WorldCat FirstSearch

Books and other materials in libraries worldwide.

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Compiled and annotated by Burton Callicott 3/01.
Revised by E. Keane 7/04.
Updated by I. Wang 10/04.

 
 
 
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