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Database Updates

Below, you will find a current list of changes to Roberts-LaForge Library’s database collection. To access these databases or for more information, please visit the Electronic Databases page.

Anthropology

 

Additions:

 

Bibliography of Native North AmericansCitations to books, journal articles, government documents covering the history and culture of Native Americans.

 

Biographies

 

Deletions:

 

Wilson Biographies

 

Business

 

Additions:

 

Business Source Complete – Covers all areas of business and economics from over 11,000 journals and magazines. Also includes author profiles, company reports, full-text books, industry profiles, market reports, SWOT analyses, working papers, and trade journals.

 

Hospitality and Tourism Complete – Covering over 500 titles, this database provides access to the most comprehensive and authoritative sources in the field. Coverage dates back as far as 1965 and includes the full text of over 200 journals.

 

Insurance Periodicals Index – Indexing and abstracts for over 200 insurance journals and magazines.

 

Deletions:

 

Business Index by Gale

General BusinessFile by Gale

 

Computer Science

 

Additions:

 

Computer Science Index – Covering all computer science matters, this database provides indexing and abstracting for over 6,500 journals and books.

 

Computer Source – Journal coverage for all technology-related issues in 450 journal and magazines.

 

Information Science and Technology Abstracts – Indexing coverage for approximately 450 reports, conference proceedings, journals, and books concentrating on all areas of information science.

 

Internet and Personal Computing Abstracts – Provides abstracts and indexing for literature related to personal computing products and developments in business, the Internet, the home, and all other applied areas.

 

Elementary and Secondary Level

 

Additions:

 

MAS Ultra: School Edition – Designed for high school students, this database provides the full-text of several thousand resources including magazine articles, biographies, reference books, pamphlets, and primary documents.

 

TOPICSearch – Provides topical coverage of current events using over 2,500 different sources.

 

Deletions:

 

Discovering Collection by Gale

SIRS Discoverer

SIRS Researcher

 

Health/Medicine

 

Additions:

 

Alt Health Watch – Covers literature dealing with alternative paths to health and well being. Journal articles, pamphlets, booklets, and various other reports and documentation are included.

 

Consumer Health Complete – Provides full-text access to 176 health reference books and encyclopedias, more than 4,000 full-text evidence-based health reports, over 5,000 reports from Clinical Pharmacology, hundreds of medical images and diagrams and more than 1,200 physician-generated videos.

 

Natural and Alternative Treatments – Covers complementary and alternative medicine, with over 200 articles on medical conditions, evidenced-based information on herbs and supplements and offers comprehensive information on drug/herb/supplement interactions.

 

Humanities

 

Additions:

 

History Reference Center – Full-text collection of reference books, magazines, biographies, and images.

 

Humanities International Complete – Covering all areas of the humanities, this database provides full text coverage of books, journals, and other publications. Over one million citations included.

 

International Bibliography of Theater and Dance – Full text along with indexing and abstracting from journals and monographs that focus on dance and theater.

 

Law

 

Additions

 

Legal Collection -  Full text for nearly 250 scholarly law journals. Covers all legal and law-related topics.

 

Literature

 

Additions:

 

Literary Reference Center – Biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors. Contains the Masterplots series, Cyclopedia of World Authors, Cyclopedia of Literary Characters, Magill’s Literary Annual, Magill Book Reviews, Critical Surveys, the Bloom series of criticisms and biographies, and many other reference works. LRC also includes the the full text of many journals along with thousands of poems, short stories, plot summaries.

 

Deletions:

 

Contemporary Authors by Gale

Contemporary Literary Criticism by Gale

Dictionary of Literary Biography by Gale

 

Psychology

 

Additions:

 

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection – Provides the full-text of over 550 journal titles that are indexed in PsycINFO.

 

Religion and Philosophy

 

Additions:

 

Religion and Philosophy Collection – Full text of over 300 journals on theological and philosophical topics.

 

 

Science

 

Additions:

 

AGRICOLA – Over 2 million citations from the National Agricultural Library. Covers agriculture and life science topics.

 

Environmental Issues and Policy Index – Indexing and abstracts for over 1,000 titles focusing on global environmental issues.

 

Garden, Landscape, and Horticulture Index – Indexing and abstracts are provided for over 300 titles concentrating on plants and gardening.

 

General Science Index – Full-text of over 60 popular science journals and magazines.

 

Vocational Studies

Additions:

 

Vocational and Career Guidance Collection – Coverage of 350 journals and magazines geared towards those looking for career and vocational guidance.

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