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Academic Search Complete via EbscoHost Description: Academic Search™ Complete is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multidisciplinary full-text database, covering subject areas such as animal science, anthropology, area studies, astronomy, biology, chemistry, civil engineering, electrical engineering, ethnic & multicultural studies, food science & technology, general science, geography, geology, law, materials science, mathematics, mechanical engineering, music, pharmaceutical sciences, physics, psychology, religion & theology, veterinary science, women's studies, zoology and many other fields. With more than 8,600 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,500 peer-reviewed journals, this database also offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc.
Coverage: 1887-present
Full-text: Yes
Online guide or tutorial: Online help is available.
Remote access: Yes, via proxy server.
American Memory Description: American Memory is a gateway to the Library of Congress’s vast resources of digitized American historical materials. Comprising more than 9 million items that document U.S. history and culture, American Memory is organized into more than 100 thematic collections based on their original format, their subject matter, or who first created, assembled, or donated them to the Library. The original formats include manuscripts, prints, photographs, posters, maps, sound recordings, motion pictures, books, pamphlets, and sheet music.
Coverage: N/A
Full-text: Yes
Online guide or tutorial: Online FAQs and help are available. Lesson plans, activities, and additional information are available from the American Memory Learning Page.
Remote access: Yes, via link to left.
Associations Unlimited International via Gale Description: Contains information for approximately 160,000 international and U.S. national, regional, state, and local nonprofit membership organizations in all fields.
Coverage: N/A
Full-text: N/A
Online guide or tutorial: Online help is available.
Remote access: Yes, via proxy server.
Auto Repair Reference Center via EbscoHost Description: Full text repair manuals covering domestic and foreign automobiles from 1945 to the present.
Coverage: 1945-
Full-text: Yes.
Online guide or tutorial: No.
Remote access: Yes, via proxy server or through BadgerLink.
BadgerLink Description: BadgerLink is a project of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), Division for Libraries, Technology, and Community Learning. Its goal is to provide access to quality online information resources for Wisconsin residents in cooperation with the state's public, school, academic, and special libraries and Internet Service Providers.
Coverage: Varies by database.
Full-text: Some
Online guide or tutorial: FAQ is available.
Remote access: Yes, via link to left.
Bartleby.com Description: The preeminent Internet publisher of literature, reference and verse providing students, researchers and the intellectually curious with unlimited access to books and information on the web, free of charge.
Coverage: N/A
Full-text: Yes
Online guide or tutorial: No
Remote access: Yes, via link to left.
Brill E-Books via Brill Online
New Database Listing
Description: Full-text humanities and social science academic e-books in the subject areas of Asian studies; Biblical studies (ancient Near East and early Christianity); classical studies; European history and culture; Middle East and Islamic studies; religious studies, theology and philosophy; and social sciences. We do not currently have access to the biology, language & linguistics and materials & surface science collections listed on the main page.
Coverage: N/A
Full-text: Yes
Online guide or tutorial: Online help is available.
Remote access: Yes, via proxy server.
Britannica Online via BadgerLink Description: Encyclopædia Britannica Online High School Edition brings together the world-renowned content of the encyclopedia, with the speed and convenience of the Internet.
Coverage: The first issue of Britannica was published in 1768, continuously revised.
Full-text: Yes
Online guide or tutorial: Online help is available.
Remote access: Yes, via proxy server.
Center for Research Libraries via Description: The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) is a consortium of North American universities, colleges, and independent research libraries. The consortium acquires and preserves newspapers, journals, documents, archives, and other traditional and digital resources for research and teaching and makes them available to member institutions through interlibrary loan and electronic delivery.
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Choice Reviews Online Description: Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries is the premier source for reviews of academic books, electronic media, and Internet resources of interest to those in higher education. More than 35,000 librarians, faculty, and key decision makers rely on Choice magazine and ChoiceReviews.online for collection development and scholarly research.
Coverage: 1987-present
Full-text: Yes
Online guide or tutorial: Online help is available.
Remote access: Yes, via proxy server.
CQ Researcher Plus Archive via Description: In-depth coverage and analysis regarding controversial topics, including health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, environment, technology and the economy.
Coverage: 1991-present
Full-text: Yes
Online guide or tutorial: Online help is available.
Remote access: Yes, via proxy server.
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) Description: A directory service providing access to free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals in all subjects and languages.
Coverage: Varies by title.
Full-text: Yes
Online guide or tutorial: No.
Remote access: Yes, via link to left.
Docuticker's docubase via Description: The DocuTicker DocuBase offers a hand-picked selection of resources, reports and publications from government agencies, NGOs, think tanks and other public interest organizations.
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EbscoHost via Description: A collection of full-text databases in various subject areas, ranging from general reference collections to subject specific periodical indexes.
Coverage: Varies by database. Title lists are available for each database.
Full-text: Yes
Online guide or tutorial: Online tutorial and search tips are available.
Remote access: Yes, via proxy server or through BadgerLink. (Additional databases are available via UW System and UW Colleges licenses which are not available via BadgerLink.)
EbscoHost Ebooks via Ebsco Description: Full-text electronic book collections in the areas of American contemporary issues, contemporary social issues, criminal justice and science and society.
Coverage: N/A
Full-text: Yes
Online guide or tutorial: Online help is available.
Remote access: Yes, via proxy server.
eScholarship: University of California via University of California Description: eScholarship provides a suite of open access, scholarly publishing services and research tools that enable scholars associated with the University of California to have direct control over the creation and dissemination of the full range of their scholarship. These resources include journals, books, working papers, conference proceedings, and seminar/paper series.
Coverage: N/A
Full-text: Yes
Online guide or tutorial: Online help is available.
Remote access: Yes, via link to left.
Films for the Humanities & Sciences on Demand via Films for the Humanities & Sciences / Films Media Group Description: Films for the Humanities and Sciences on Demand provides access to over 7000 educational online videos. Videos are provided online via streaming video. Many videos are available with closed captioning. They cover subjects in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Science, Health, Medicine, Mathematics, and Technology.
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Online guide or tutorial: How to Stream Videos from D2L
Remote access: Yes
Find Articles Description: FindArticles is focused on delivering the best and most essential search results from all of the essential publications covering a wide range of subjects. Publications are continually added to the collection. Publications and subjects are organized by major categories: Arts & Entertainment, Automotive, Business & Finance, Computers & Technology, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, News & Society, Reference & Education, and Sports.
Coverage: 1984-present
Full-text: Yes
Online guide or tutorial: No
Remote access: Yes, via link to left.
Foundations in Wisconsin via Marquette University Description: Published annually by Marquette University's Raynor Library, Foundations in Wisconsin: A Directory provides searchable profiles of active grant making foundations in the state of Wisconsin.
Coverage: Most recent year.
Full-text: N/A
Online guide or tutorial: Online help is available.
Remote access: Yes, via link to left with username and password.
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia via EbscoHost Description: Indexes over 25,000 articles from the encyclopedia.
Coverage: Updated annually
Full-text: Yes
Online guide or tutorial: Online help is available.
Remote access: Yes, via proxy server or through BadgerLink.
GenderStats via World Bank Group Description: GenderStats is an electronic database of gender statistics and indicators offering statistical and other data in modules on several subjects that range from health and education to political participation and poverty. Users have the option of saving the country views into spreadsheet software to customize them for their own reports. Data sources for GenderStats include national statistics, United Nations databases, and World Bank-conducted or funded surveys.
Coverage: 1980-present
Full-text: No
Online guide or tutorial: No
Remote access: Yes, via link to left.
Historical Census Browser via University of Virginia Geospatial and Statistical Data Center Description: This site allows you to examine state and county topics for individual census years, examine multiple topics within a census year, produce tables of data by state or county, sort data by selected categories, create ratios between any two data categories, examine state and county topics over time, and generate maps of selected data. The data and terminology presented in the Historical Census Browser are drawn directly from historical volumes of the U.S. Census of Population and Housing.
Coverage: N/A
Full-text: N/A
Online guide or tutorial: No
Remote access: Yes, via link to left.
IngentaConnect Description: IngentaConnect is a database of almost 22 million citations from over 30,000 scholarly journals. IngentaConnect contains brief descriptive information for articles and electronic (PDF and/or HTML format) for fax delivery of the full-text of those articles. Use of the database is free, however IngentaConnect charges a fee for article delivery.
Coverage: Varies by title
Full-text: Articles are deliverable for a fee.
Online guide or tutorial: Online help is available.
Remote access: Yes, via link to left.
Internet Archive Description: The Internet Archive is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form, providing free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public. The site archives Web pages, moving images, live music, texts, and audio files.
Coverage: N/A
Full-text: Yes
Online guide or tutorial: No
Remote access: Yes, via link to left.
Internet Archive: Moving Image Archive Description: A collection of free movies, films, and videos. This collection contains thousands of videos which range from classic full-length movies, to daily alternative news broadcasts, to user-uploaded videos of every genre. Sub-collections include Animation & Cartoons, Arts & Music, Computers & Technology, Ephemeral Films, Movies, News & Public Affairs, Non-English Videos, Open Source Movies, Prelinger Archives, Sports Videos, Video Games, Vlogs, and Youth Media.
Coverage: N/A
Full-text: No
Online guide or tutorial: No
Remote access: Yes, via link to left.
Internet Archive: Open-Access Text Archive Description: A collection of free, open-access digitized texts. Sub-collections include American Libraries, Canadian Libraries, Universal Library, Open Source Books, Project Gutenberg, the Children's Library, and Arpanet.
Coverage: N/A
Full-text: Yes
Online guide or tutorial: No
Remote access: Yes, via link to left.
ipl2: information you can trust via Drexel University College of Information Science & Technology Description: ipl2 is a public service organization and a learning/teaching environment. In January 2010, the website "ipl2: information you can trust" was launched, merging the collections of resources from the Internet Public Library (IPL) and the Librarians' Internet Index (LII) websites. The site is hosted by Drexel University's College of Information Science & Technology, and a consortium of colleges and universities with programs in information science are involved in developing and maintaining the ipl2
Coverage: N/A
Full-text: N/A
Online guide or tutorial: N/A
Remote access: Yes, via link at left.
JSTOR Arts & Sciences Collections I, II and VI via JSTOR Description: JSTOR is a digitized archive of major research journals in a variety of academic disciplines, many of which date back to the 1800's. JSTOR contains the backfiles of journals; the most recent volumes are two to five years behind the latest issues, depending upon agreements with the journal publishers. UW System has a subscription to the Arts & Sciences I, Arts & Sciences II and Arts & Sciences VI collections.
Coverage: Varies from title to title, but approximately from the 1800s to five years ago.
Full-text: Yes, including full image.
Online guide or tutorial: Online help is available.
Remote access: Yes, via proxy server.
LexisNexis Academic via LexisNexis Description: LexisNexis Academic offers access to more than 5,800 full-text sources, including foreign and U.S. newspapers (among them The New York Times), magazines and trade journals, broadcast transcripts, company financial information, industry and market news, federal and state case law, law reviews, medical news and abstracts, and state and country profiles.
Coverage: Varies by title.
Full-text: Yes
Online guide or tutorial: Online help is available.
Remote access: Yes, via proxy server.
Library of Congress Description: The Website of the U.S. Library of Congress. Major collections accessible from this site include Thomas Legislative Information, the American Memory Project, the Global Gateway, Exhibitions, and the LOC online library catalog.
Coverage: N/A
Full-text: N/A
Online guide or tutorial: No
Remote access: Yes, via link to left.
Making of America Digital Library (Cornell) Description: The Making of America (MOA) is a digital library project of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. This site provides access to 267 monograph volumes and over 100,000 journal articles in 955 serial volumes with 19th century imprints.
Coverage: 1800s
Full-text: Yes
Online guide or tutorial: Online help is available.
Remote access: Yes, via link to left.
Making of America Digital Library (Michigan) Description: The Making of America (MOA) is a digital library project of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. The collection currently contains approximately 12,000 books and 50,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints.
Coverage: 1800s
Full-text: Yes
Online guide or tutorial: Online help is available.
Remote access: Yes, via link to left.
MasterFILE Premier via EbscoHost Description: MasterFILE Premier provides full text from over 1,730 general reference, business, consumer health, general science, and multi-cultural periodicals. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for nearly 2,600 periodicals.
Coverage: 1984-present
Full-text: 1990-present
Online guide or tutorial: Online help is available.
Remote access: Yes, via proxy server or through BadgerLink.
NYPL Digital Gallery via New York Public Library Description: NYPL Digital Gallery provides access to over 520,000 images digitized from primary sources and printed rarities in the collections of The New York Public Library, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints and photographs, illustrated books, printed ephemera, and more.
Coverage: N/A
Full-text: N/A
Online guide or tutorial: Online help is available.
Remote access: Yes, via link to left.
Open J-Gate via Description: Open J-Gate is an electronic gateway to global journal literature in open access domain. Launched in 2006, Open J-Gate provides seamless access to millions of journal articles available online. Open J-Gate is also a database of journal literature, indexed from nearly 4,000 open access journals, with links to full text at publisher sites. Searches can be limited to peer-reviewed and professional and industry journals. Journals are available in the broad subject areas Agriculture & Biological Sciences, Arts & Humanities, Basic Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Engineering & Technology (JET), Library & Information Sciences, and Social & Management Sciences.
Coverage: Varies by title.
Full-text: Yes
Online guide or tutorial: No
Remote access: Yes, via link to left.
Oxford English Dictionary via Oxford University Press Description: The online version of the Oxford English Dictionary, the world's leading authority on the history and development of the English language since 1150. Please note that this database only one concurrent user.
Coverage: N/A
Full-text: Yes
Online guide or tutorial: Online help is available. Tutorial available from http://www.oed.com/public/whatis.
Remote access: Yes, via proxy server.
Points of View Reference Center via EbscoHost Description: Points of View Reference Center is a full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides 255 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument),counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide. It contains a balance of materials from all viewpoints, including 1,143 main essays, leading political magazines from both sides of the aisle, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary source documents and reference books. The database also offers guides to debate, developing arguments and writing position papers. Additionally, this database contains the Video Encyclopedia of the 20th Century, providing students with a searchable collection of some of the most important social, political, and cultural moments of the 20th century.
Coverage: Varies by title, but some are as far back as 1980.
Full-text: Yes
Online guide or tutorial: Online help is available.
Remote access: Yes, via proxy server.
PortalWisconsin Description: PortalWisconsin is a non-profit Website created by the partners of the Cultural Coalition of Wisconsin to support the state's culture, arts, humanities and history. Comprehensive listings of events, classes and organizations relating to culture, dance, literature, media arts, music, visual arts, theater, history, environment, and for kids are included.
Coverage: N/A
Full-text: N/A
Online guide or tutorial: No
Remote access: Yes, via link to left.
Project Muse via Description: Project Muse offers full text of over 100 scholarly journals in the areas of arts and humanities, social sciences, and mathemetics from ten major university presses: Carnegie Mellon, Duke, Johns Hopkins, Indiana, MIT, Oxford, Penn State, Hawaii, Texas, and Wisconsin.
Coverage: 1990-present
Full-text: Yes, from 1995-present
Online guide or tutorial: Online help is available. Instructional vodcasts available from http://muse.jhu.edu/about/resources/vodcasts.html.
Remote access: Yes, via proxy server.
Proquest via Proquest Description: A collection of full-text databases in various subject areas.
Coverage: Varies by Database
Full-text: Yes
Online guide or tutorial: Online help is available.
Remote access: Yes, via proxy server.
PubList.com Description: A free searchable database of over 150,000 magazines, journals, newsletters & other periodicals from around the world, representing thousands of topics.
Coverage: N/A
Full-text: No
Online guide or tutorial: Online help is available.
Remote access: Yes, via link to left.
Refdesk.com Description: This reference super site contains organized links to thousands of Internet reference resources.
Coverage: N/A
Full-text: N/A
Online guide or tutorial: A hierarchical site map shows in detail the layout of the resource lists.
Remote access: Yes, via link to left.
Resources for College Libraries via UWC
New Database Listing
Description: RCL covers the entire two-year and four-year college curriculum and provides a list of core titles that are essential for undergraduate study. Developed by an editorial team of more than 400 subject editors, bibliographers, and referees the RCL database content is continuously updated and now features improved functionality and a new improved user-friendly interface.
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Remote access: Yes
Scout Report via Internet Scout Project Description: The Scout Report provides critical annotations of carefully selected Internet sites and mailing lists.
Coverage: 1994-present
Full-text: N/A
Online guide or tutorial: No
Remote access: Yes, via link to left.
Scout Report Archives via Internet Scout Project Description: The Scout Report provides critical annotations of carefully selected Internet sites and mailing lists.
Coverage: 1994-present
Full-text: N/A
Online guide or tutorial: "Using the Archives" is available.
Remote access: Yes, via link to left.
SnagFilms via Description: SnagFilms is committed to finding the world‘s most compelling documentaries, whether from established heavyweights or first-time filmmakers, and making them available to the wide audience these titles deserve.
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Statehealthfacts.org Description: Statehealthfacts.org is a project of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and is designed to provide free, up-to-date, and easy-to-use health data on all 50 states. It also privdes data on more than 500 health topics.
Coverage: N/A
Full-text: N/A
Online guide or tutorial: No
Remote access: Yes, via link to left.
University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Description: Dozens of digitized collections from the University of Wisconsin libraries.
Coverage: N/A
Full-text: Yes
Online guide or tutorial: No
Remote access: Yes, via link to left.
USA.gov Get It Done Online! via U.S. Government Description: Access to numerous online U.S. government services such as Forms Online, Grants Finder, Hold My Mail, ZIP Code Lookup, Nursing Home Comparison, Body Mass Calculator, Alcohol Calorie Calculator, and Child Care Finder.
Coverage: N/A
Full-text: N/A
Online guide or tutorial: No
Remote access: Yes, via link to left.
Web of Science via Thomson Reuters Description: ISI Citation Databases are multidisciplinary databases of bibliographic information indexed so that you can search for specific articles by subject, author, journal, and/or author address. Because the information stored about each article includes the article's bibliography, you can also search the databases for articles that cite a known author or work. Includes Science Citation Index, Social Science Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citations Index.
Coverage: 1987-present
Full-text: Yes
Online guide or tutorial: Online help is available. Tutorial available at http://scientific.thomson.com/tutorials/wos7/.
Remote access: Yes, via proxy server.
Who2? Description: Who2 is an encyclopedia of famous people. They research and write profiles of real people, fictional characters, and some figures (like Robin Hood) who may be either. They also profile celebrities who aren't people, like Ham the Chimp and Hal 9000.
Coverage: N/A
Full-text: Yes
Online guide or tutorial: An FAQ is available.
Remote access: Yes, via link to left.
WISCAT Description: WISCAT is the statewide bibliographic database of many Wisconsin libraries. Please note that the holdings of the University of Wisconsin System libraries are not available via this free interface, however.
Coverage: N/A
Full-text: No
Online guide or tutorial: Online helps is available.
Remote access: Yes, via link to left or through BadgerLink.
WorldCat Description: WorldCat is a mega-library catalog containing more than 1 billion records contributed by 10,000 libraries around the world. It contains full bibliographic descriptions and cataloging information for the following types of materials: books, serials, manuscripts, sound recordings, audiovisual materials, maps, music scores, and computer-readable files.
Coverage: 1100-present
Full-text: No
Online guide or tutorial: Online help is available.
Remote access: Yes, via proxy server.
WorldCat.Org Description: WorldCat.Org is the free, open access version of the WorldCat database.
Coverage: 1100-present
Full-text: No
Online guide or tutorial: No
Remote access: Yes, via link to left.
Alphabetical List Subject List Quick Links Trials Journal List Off-Campus Access

Quick Links

Britannica Online - CQ Researcher Plus Archive - EbscoHost - Films for the Humanities & Sciences on Demand - JSTOR Arts & Sciences Collections I, II and VI - LexisNexis Academic - Points of View Reference Center - Project Muse - Proquest


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