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- Academic Search Premier
Provides abstracts, indexing, and full-text for journals covering the social sciences, humanities, education, and more. Coverage: 1985-. Format: Articles: Journals or Newspapers
Searches across all ProQuest article databases. Contains articles covering the humanities, social sciences, sciences, and business. Databases include Research Library, Ethnic NewsWatch, and ProQuest Religion. Coverage: 1970-. Format: Articles: Journals or Newspapers
Articles: Journals or Newspapers (9)
- Academic Search Premier
Provides abstracts, indexing, and full-text for journals covering the social sciences, humanities, education, and more. Coverage: 1985-.
- Ethnic NewsWatch
Contains the complete text of more than 250,000 articles, editorials, and reviews published in approximately 150 ethnic and minority newspapers, magazines, and journals published in the U.S. Coverage: 1995-.
A full-text database of archived issues of academic journals. Since JSTOR is a backfiles project, a typical coverage range is the beginning of a journal until three or five years ago. Supported in part by the Dail Endowment Fund. Coverage: Varies.
- Nexis Uni (Formerly LexisNexis Academic)
Nexis Uni features more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources, including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790.
Searches across all ProQuest article databases. Contains articles covering the humanities, social sciences, sciences, and business. Databases include Research Library, Ethnic NewsWatch, and ProQuest Religion. Coverage: 1970-.
- ProQuest Central
ProQuest Central provides access to databases across all major subject areas, including business, health and medical, social sciences, arts and humanities, education, science and technology, and religion. The collection includes thousands of full-text scholarly journals, newspapers, magazines, dissertations, working papers, and market reports all together on a powerful, user-friendly platform.
- ProQuest Research Library
Contains articles from magazines, newspapers, and journals. Areas included: business, health, education, psychology, science, sports, and literature. Coverage: 1986-.
- Readers' Guide Retrospective
Indexes general interest magazines covering most of the 20th century. Coverage: 1890-1982.
- New! Scopus
Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. Areas of focus include science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities.
Books, E-books (9)
- Directory of Open Access Books
A searchable index to peer-reviewed monographs and edited volumes published under an Open Access business model, with links to the full texts of the publications at the publisher's website or repository. Coverage: 1985-.
- Ebook Central
Academic e-books covering a broad range of subjects. Books may be read online in any web browser. WFU user login required.
- eBooks on EBSCOhost
Over 25,000 electronic books on a broad range of subjects. Coverage: varies.
- HathiTrust Digital Library
HathiTrust Digital Library is a digital preservation repository and highly functional access platform. It provides long-term preservation and access services for public domain and in-copyright content from a variety of sources, including Google, the Internet Archive, Microsoft, and in-house partner institution initiatives. Log in as a WFU user to get access to downloadable PDFs of public domain items. Coverage: Varies.
- NC LIVE eBook Collection
Fiction and non-fiction e-books from NC publishers and/or about North Carolina. These books can be read instantly in a web browser or downloaded to a tablet using the BiblioBoard Library app for iOS, Android, or Kindle Fire (enter the database here, then click the yellow "tablet" icon in the upper right, create a user account, then download the app and log in with that user account).
- Open Access Theses and Dissertations
Index of over 1.6 million freely-available electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) from over 800 colleges, universities, and research institutions. Coverage: 1964-.
Downloadable audio books, provided by NC LIVE. Titles are also linked individually from the ZSR Library Catalog. Note: Requires installation of Adobe Digital Editions for ebooks and RBdigital MediaManager for audio books.
The world's most comprehensive bibliography, with millions of bibliographic records representing 400 languages and covering information from 4,000 years of knowledge. Includes holdings information from the world's libraries. Coverage: 1200-.
- ZSR Library Catalog
Data about the books, journals, films, manuscripts, and other materials owned by the ZSR Library. Coverage: 14th century-.
Encyclopedias & Reference (2)
- CQ Electronic Library
Contains CQ Researcher, CQ Magazine, CQ Voting & Elections, State Stats, and Political Handbook of the World, 2010-present. CQ Researcher Online contains comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues in the news in the United States. Controversial topics are addressed in a balanced, unbiased manner. CQ Weekly covers the U.S. Congress: bills, votes and amendments, floor and committee activity, and backroom maneuvering. Coverage: 1983-.
- CQ Researcher
Comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues in the news in the United States. Controversial topics are addressed in a balanced, unbiased manner. Coverage: 1991-.
- Academic Video Online
Cross-searchable interface to all Alexander Street Press streaming media products. WFU access currently includes Counseling and Therapy in Video, Flimakers Library Online, Opera in Video, and Theatre in Video.
- Filmakers Library Online
Streaming video collection of award-winning documentaries with relevance across the curriculum--race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more.
- Films on Demand - Master Academic Collection
17,000+ videos in business & economics, health & medicine, humanities & social sciences, and science & mathematics. Includes Oscar, Emmy and Peabody award winning documentaries, interviews, instructional and vocational training videos, historical speeches and newsreels.
- PBS videos
Streaming video from PBS
Primary Sources--Documents & Manuscripts (1)
- FDsys (GPO)
The Federal Digital System of the Government Printing Office. Includes the Federal Register, Congressional Record, Congressional Bills, the Monthly catalog, US Government Manual, the US Code, GAO Reports, public laws and the Congressional Directory. The official site for this information. Coverage: Varies.
Primary Sources--Historical Newspapers & Periodicals (1)
- American Periodicals Series
Includes digitized images of the pages of American magazines and journals published from colonial days to the dawn of the 20th century. Titles range from Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine and America's first scientific journal, Medical Repository; popular magazines such as Vanity Fair and Ladies' Home Journal; regional and niche publications; and groundbreaking journals like The Dial, Puck, and McClure's. Articles, advertisements, and illustrations are included. Coverage: 1740-1900.