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Academic Search Complete TUTORIAL - A comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary database that offers indexing and abstracts for 13,710 journals and a total of 845 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. Featuring full text for 7,963 academic journals, 970 magazines, and 165 trade publications, this scholarly collection offers unmatched coverage of information spanning a broad range of important areas of academic study including: anthropology, astronomy, biology, chemistry, civil engineering, engineering, ethnic & multicultural studies, geology, law, materials science, mathematics, music, pharmaceutical sciences, physics, psychology, religion & theology, veterinary science, women's studies, zoology, and many other fields.

MAS Ultra - School Edition TUTORIAL - Provides full text articles for 484 popular general interest and current events publications with information dating as far back as 1975 for key magazines. This database also contains 362 full text reference books (including the Columbia Encyclopedia and the CIA World Fact Book), 944 biographies, 202 country fact sheets, 214 country reports, 11 educational reports, 77 pamphlets, 155 speeches, and an Image Collection of over 960,000 photos, maps, flags, and color PDFs.

MAS Ultra also includes 5 databases: American Heritage Dictionary; American Reference Library: Biographies (9,541); American Reference Library: Primary Source Documents (54,154); Britannica Biographies (26,088); and Hutchinson’s Biography Database (58,080).

Under the law category all Supreme Court Cases from 1790-present.

MasterFILE Premier TUTORIAL - Contains full text for 1,681 periodicals covering general subject areas: arts and entertainment, business, education, general science, health, history, literature, multicultural issues, science and technology, and social science, and much more. This database also contains full text for 470 reference books, 1,062 biographies, 203 country fact sheets, 82 country reports, 5 databases, 71 educational reports, 6 government documents, 25 health reports, 4 law, 9 newspapers, 100 pamphlets, 155 speeches, and an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps and flags.

Military and Government Collection TUTORIAL - Provides current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government from 413 journals, magazines, and trade publications. 259 titles are in full-text. The database also includes 3 biographies, 4 books, 88 country reports, 3 databases, 1 encyclopedia, 2 essays, 9 government documents, 3 law, 4 newspapers, 10 reports, 139 speeches, and 2 state/provincial fact sheets.

Newspaper Archive - contains tens of millions of newspaper pages from 1759 to present. Every newspaper in the archive is fully searchable by keyword and date, making it easy for you to quickly explore historical content.

Newspaper Source TUTORIAL - Provides selected full text for more than 71 national (U.S.) and international newspapers, including "The Christian Science Monitor", "USA Today", "The Washington Post", "The Washington Times", "The Times (London)", and the "Toronto Star". The database also contains selected full text for 331 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, 81 full text television and radio news transcripts (selective) are provided from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, NPR, etc.

Regional Business News TUTORIAL - Provides full text articles for 78 business magazines covering all U.S. metropolitan and rural areas. This database also contains 1 government document, 24 newspapers, 1 newspaper column, 53 newswires, 34 trade publications, and 19 TV and radio news transcripts (selective).

SIRS Issues Researcher TRAINING VIDEO - Provides the best article selections from more than 2,055 domestic and international magazines, journals, newspapers, and websites (1989-present), exploring social, scientific, health, historic, economic, political, and global issues. This database also includes "Leading Issues" which provides instant access to information on nearly 100 of the most-researched social issues; World Almanac excerpts; "Focus on Terrorism"; Maps of the World; Suggested Research Topics; "Spotlight of the Month" and "ChallengeQuests"; and "Top New Stories of the Day."

Texas Reference Center TUTORIAL - Includes more than 80 full text journals and books about Texas history, ethnic and cultural diversity, gender studies, literature, public health, and business as well as home and garden and sports and leisure. The database contains biographies portraying famous historical and contemporary Texans such as George Herbert Walker Bush, Lady Bird Johnson, Dan Moody, Susanna Dickinson and Sam Houston. Newspapers providing Texas and national news coverage are also included.

References (Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, Handbooks)

Encyclopedia Britannica TUTORIAL - Search by index, A-Z browse, or author, title, subject browse. Videos are included in the world atlas section on countries.

Funk and Wagnall's New Encyclopedia - Provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

Merriam Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus - Contains 225,000 entries, including more than 10,000 new words and definitions.

Statistical Abstracts - Statistical Abstract data present here ranges from our most recent edition to the historical abstracts compiled throughout the decades. Some of the data were scanned as an effort to make historical abstract information available to the public. The display of data will continue as historical records become available. For access to volumes not available through this project, please call your local Federal Depository Library.

Thomas (Library of Congress) - THOMAS was launched in January of 1995, at the inception of the 104th Congress. The leadership of the 104th Congress directed the Library of Congress to make federal legislative information freely available to the public. Since that time THOMAS has expanded the scope of its offerings to include the features and content listed : Bills, Resolutions Activity in Congress Congressional Record Schedules, Calendars Committee Information Presidential Nominations Treaties Government Resources For Teachers.

U.S. Department of State - The Bureau of Resource Management (RM) assists foreign affairs agency heads with developing policies, plans, and programs to achieve foreign policy goals. The Assistant Secretary of RM and Chief Financial Officer also coordinates resource requirements to enable the Secretary of State to present integrated international affairs resource submissions to the Office of Management and Budget and to the Congress.

Webster's Third New International Dictionary. Unabridged - Search by headword, keyword, etymology keyword, author/quotation keyword, or part of speech.

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