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Important Databases for ASL

  • Academic Search Complete
    Large general database of articles from scholarly journals and a few newspapers covering a wide range of topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images.
  • America History & Life - 1964-present
    Covers the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to present with records from 2,000 English-language journals published worldwide. Includes book reviews.
  • Anthropology Plus - 1890-present  
    Find articles, reports, and other materials on social, cultural, physical, biological and linguistic anthropology, ethnology, archaeology, folklore, material culture and interdisciplinary studies.
  • Education Full Text - 1983-present
    Search for articles and reviews from English-language periodicals and yearbooks about all aspects of education. From 1994 has abstracts, from 1996 has full text of major articles from selected journals. See Education Index Retro for 1929-1983.
  • Education Research Complete
    Large database covering journal articles, conference papers and some books on all aspects of education including multilingual education, health education, testing, curriculum, administration, policy, funding, and related social issues.
  • ERIC (EBSCO) 1966-present
    Citations and abstracts for education-related journal articles and for conference papers, technical reports, some dissertations, books, government reports, etc.
  • Index to Legal Periodicals Full Text - 1985-present
    Lists articles from English-language legal periodicals from 1982-present and has full text for some 200 articles, mostly beginning in the mid 90s. See Index to Legal Periodicals Retro for coverage 1918-1981.
  • LexisNexis Academic
    News and business information from sources around the world; book reviews, biographical, and other reference sources; Includes many newspapers. Most entries are full-text, some updated daily.
  • LexisNexis Congressional
    New name: Proquest Congressional. Information by and about the U.S. Congress: documents and reports, Legislative Histories, hearings, and members and committees. Search the Congressional Record, Federal Register, Federal Regulations, The Hill, and Roll Call.
  • Linguistic Bibliography Online
    LB Online lists articles, books and reviews in all aspects of linguistics and on all languages. It includes the data from the print volumes of the Bibliographie Linguistique from 1993-2001 and new data from then to the present.
  • Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts - 1973-present
    Search for journal articles on all aspects of the nature and use of language. Includes book reviews. Updated monthly.
  • MLA International Bibliography
    An index to more than 1.5 million bibliographic citations in language, literature, folklore, linguistics, literary theory and criticism, and the dramatic arts.
  • Project MUSE
    Searchable full text of over 100 scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and mathematics, mostly from North American university presses. Older volumes are often available from JSTOR.
  • PsycINFO
    Beginning in the 1800s, covers journal articles in more than 30 languages and books in English about psychology and related disciplines including medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education.

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