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Alternate Name(s):formerly Academic Search Premier

Content: Scholarly journals, academic content, periodicals and videos covering a broad range of academic disciplines.

Purpose: A good starting point for research with coverage across many disciplines and fields.

Special Features: Text-to-speech listening feature. Tool to help discover citing articles.

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Current Coverage Historical Coverage
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Contents: Weekly report that gives a balanced view of today's most pressing social, political, and economic issues. Each report covers the given topic in a non-sensationalized manner, and many reports feature a pro/con debate, highlighting both sides of the argument. 

Purpose: Provides unbiased views of current, controversial topics and insight into historical issues through it's archive.

Special Features: Pro/Con debates, Hot Topics, Footnotes/References

Historical Coverage
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Content: A reference database useful for accessing scholarly definitions, background and contextual information. Subjects covered include art, biography, business, economics, education, history, literature, music, psychology, religion, and science and technology.

Purpose: An excellent starting point for brainstorming a research topic and building out your initial search terms list.

Special Features: Mindmap; related articles; image search

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Good Starting Point Current Coverage Historical Coverage
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Good Starting Point Current Coverage Historical Coverage
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Alternate Name(s):ProQuest Ebook Central (Academic Complete), Ebrary

Content: Ebooks with coverage across all academic disciplines. The collection offers a critical mass of more than 150,000 foundational scholarly ebooks with balanced quantity and quality to improve teaching, learning and research workflow and outcomes.

Purpose: Provides access to multidisciplinary ebooks for download or to be read online.

Special Features: Browse by subject option; highlight and take notes in text.

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Alternate Name(s):Safari Books Online

Content: Instructional material on programming, IT networking, project management, graphic design and business strategy. 

Purpose: Teaches users via how to guides, courses, books, and videos

Special Features: Users may arrange information topically and can build skills via recommended resources

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Good Starting Point Alumni Access Current Coverage Historical Coverage
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Good Starting Point Alumni Access Current Coverage Historical Coverage
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Content: Collection of more than 30 Proquest subject-specific databases covering Business, Health and Medical, Social Sciences, Education, Science and Technology, and Humanities.

Purpose: Students can view a massive amount of peer-reviewed research across multiple disciplines.

Special Features: Includes a Thesaurus feature that assists in using the database’s controlled vocabulary, as well as read-aloud feature.

Content: Global student dissertations and literature reviews.

Purpose: Use for foundational research, to locate test instruments and data, and more. 

Special Features: Search by advisor (chair), degree, degree level, or department. Includes a read-aloud feature

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Content: Books, reference works, journal articles, and instructional videos on research methods and design. 

Purpose: Use to learn more about qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research. 

Special Features: Includes a methods map, project planner, and "which stats" test

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