Highlights: Library Guides
Guide 9: Library Databases
subscribes to eleven CD-ROM databases that provide access to the
literature (primarily Periodicals) in various fields.From the "CD-ROM
Network applications Menu" one can select and start the databases
which covers one's subject of interest. in addition to bibliographic
citations, select databases also include abstract or full-text articles.
Most of the databases on the network are marketed and ditributed by
the company silverplatter. The Silverplatter databases have the same
interfaces, commands, and searching techniques. See Library Guide
10 for silverplatter databses seraching techniques.
popular InfoTrac databses, the Silverplatter databases contain citations
to articles written by and for scholars and professionals in their
respective fields. Lower division students should use InfoTrac before
attempting to search any one of the Silverplatter databases.
Resources Information Center), 1966- present
ERIC is the National Education Information network for providing
access to the literature in education and related fields. The databse
contains the citations and abstracts indexed in .Eric
is sponsored by the U.S.Department of Education.
1974- present (journals), 1987-present (books)
PsycLIT provides access to the book and journal Literature in the
field of psychology and related behaviourl sciences. The databases
contains the citations and abstract indexed in Psychological
Abstracts.PsycLIT is produced by the American Psychological
Medline contains the citations and abstracts to articles from 3700
journals in the biomedical field. Medline is the computerized Counterpart
to Index Medicus, the Index to dental Literature, and the International
Nursing Index. Medline is produced by the national library of
9Cumulative Index to Nursing and Alleid Health), 1982-present
The CINAHL database contains the citations and abstracts to articles
in English language nursing journals, publ;ications from the American
Nursing Asssociation and the National League for nursing, and primary
journals from 13 allied health disciplines. CINAHL is the computerized
counterpart to the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health
Pharmaceutical Abstracts, 1970- present
The IPA databses contains citations and abstracts to articles published
in over 750 journals, papers presented at ASHP's major meetings,
and paper from the APhA and AACP annual meetings.Coverage includes
clinical and technical drug information, phatmacy practice, pharmaceutical
education, and legal aspects of pharmacy and drugs. The database
is produced by the American Society of Health- System Pharmacists.
(Modern Language Assosciation) International Bibliography, 1963-present
The MLA database contains citations to articles pertaining to languages,
literature, linguistics, and folklore, published in over 3000 journals
worldwide, as well as books, working papers, proceedings and bibliographies.
The database is produced by the Modern Language Association.
1973 - present
Sociofile contains citations and abstracts to articles on sociology
and related disciplines. The databse contains the citations indexed
in Sociological Abstracts and Social Planning, Policy and Development
Abstracts.Over 2000 journals are indexed.
and Information Science Abstracts(LISA), 1969- present
Libray and Information Science Abstracts contains citations and
abstracts to articles on librarianship and information science.
Art Index contains citations to articles and reproductions of art
works from 290 English language periodicals covering the visual
arts.Citations also come fron French, Italian, German, Japanese,
Dutch, Swedish, and Spanish language periodicals.
Latest 3 years
InfoTrac is a general interest database covering a broad range of
topical issues found in Newstand and scholarly periodicals.
Newswatch, 1990 - present
Ethnic newswatch is a full text database containing articles,
editorials and reviews from the ethnic, minority and native press.
Bilingual, English - Spanish, search options are available.