Databases and eBooks
RECOMMENDED RESOURCES COMPILED BY THE ASA COLLEGE LIBRARY.
EBSCO eBook Collection:
E-book collection containing high-quality titles from a broad range of subject and topic areas
Gale Virtual Reference Library:
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7. Because each library creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different libraries (your school, your public library, or your office).
ProQuest ebrary e-books:
(Requires on-campus log-in)
Subject Area(s): History , The Arts , Social Sciences , Literature & Language , Health & Medicine , ebooks , Science & Technology
- Arts & Sciences
- Criminal Justice
- Computer Technology
- Health Disciplines
General Topics Resources
Career Transitions is an online career guidance center that walks users through the job-search process from beginning to end. It brings together all the tools needed to explore and take the leap to a new career. Career Transitions employs a step-by-step approach to help people: 1) explore new career possibilities; 2) assess their interests and experience; 3) identify ways to improve their prospects, including networking and education; 4) prepare for a job search; and 5) search and apply for jobs.
The Library of Congress’ website providing U. S. legislative information
Directory of Open Access Journals
Open access peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific journals. They use a funding model that does not charge readers or their institutions for access. Users have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link to the full text of these articles.
Ebsco Academic Search Premier
Multidisciplinary academic journals over 80% are peer reviewed
Ebsco Newspaper Source
Cover-to-cover full text for 35 national and international newspapers, some regional.
Gale Academic OneFile
Provides access to scholarly journals, newspapers, magazines across academic disciplines.
Gale Expanded Academic ASAP
Provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers across disciplines. The database meets research needs in subject areas including the arts and humanities, social sciences, and science and technology.
Gale Infotrac Newsstand
(InfoTrac Custom Newspapers, National Newspaper Index & New York Custom Newspapers). Indexed and full text newspapers.
Provides access to a vast array of scholarly literature including online academic journals and books, conference papers, dissertations, abstracts and technical reports.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
An engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today’s hottest social issues.
Division of Arts and Sciences Resources
Gale Literary Sources
Integrates full-text literary content with metadata and subject indexing and provides workflow tools to analyze information. You can research authors and their works, literary movements and genres. Search across your library’s Literature databases to find full text of literary works, journal articles, literature criticism, reviews, biographical information and overviews.
Diversity Studies Collection
Provides access to scholarly journals and magazines that explore cultural differences, contributions, and influences in the global community. The database is a must-have for social science, history and liberal arts coursework.
Ebsco The Serials Directory:
Bibliographic information and current pricing structures for popular serials.
Gale Literature Resource Center:
Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world. The optional MLA International Bibliography module adds citations for hundreds of thousands of books, articles and dissertations from 1926 to the present, linked to full text where available.
Gale Popular Culture Collection:
This collection provides useful information for any researcher in a social science, history, art or liberal arts course.
Gale Psychology Collection:
Provides access to hundreds of subject-appropriate full-text periodicals – many cited in the PsycINFO index.
Gale U.S. History Collection:
Provides well-rounded coverage of both the current thinking and events in US History, as well as scholarly work being established in the field.
Gale World History Collection:
World History Collection provides access to scholarly journals and magazines useful to both novice historians as well as advanced academic researchers. The database offers balanced coverage of events in world history and scholarly work being established in the field.
Gale World History In Context Collection:
World History in Context�is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History. The new solution merges Gale’s authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.
Gale Religion and Philosophy Collection:
Provides research on different religions, philosophies and how they impact our daily lives.
Communications and Mass Media Collection
Provides access to academic journals and magazines focusing on all aspects of the communications field. Key subjects covered in the database include advertising and public relations, literature and writing, linguistics, and more.
Division of Business Resources
Business Insights: Essentials
Combines all of the content formerly found in Business & Company Resource Center with a new interface designed around the research goals and workflows of your diverse business research community. Easily find information on companies, industries and more in the context of timely news, statistical data, and in-depth reports.
Business Insights: Global
A unique source for international business intelligence offering the most comprehensive and convenient way to find case studies, in-depth statistical data coupled with deep research, and the ability to compare global economies, countries and industries.
Gale Small Business Collection
This compilation provides insights, tips, strategies and success stories for business schools and entrepreneurs.
Ebsco Business Source Premier:
Includes business journals, company profiles, market research, industry and country reports,
Search ThomasNet to find manufacturers, distributors and service providers.
Criminal Justice Resources
Bureau of Justice Statistics
The United States’ primary source for criminal justice statistics.
ProQuest Criminal Justice Database
Supports research on crime, its causes and impacts, legal and social implications, as well as litigation and crime trends with over 450 publications.
Department of Justice
Government source of data and statistics on crime.
Ebsco Military & Government Collection
Academic journals and other content relating to all branches of the military and government
Gale Criminal Justice Collection
Hundreds of full text journals relating to criminal justice and paralegal studies.
Gale War and Terrorism Collection
Provides periodicals for students of military science, history, social science.
Public Library of Law :
World’s largest online database of free law.
Computer Technology Resources
Gale Computer Collection
Use this database to find computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications and the application of technology.
Education and Teaching Resources
Education Resource Information Center – provides access to education literature and resources.
Ebsco Professional Development Collection:
For professional educators, librarians and education researchers.
Information Science and Library Issues Collection
Provides access to scholarly journals and trade publications essential for information professionals and other knowledge workers. The database offers coverage of topics including information infrastructure, metadata architecture, publishing, and more.
Health Disciplines Resources
ProQuest Health Management Database:
Provides over 850 key journals and over 6,600 dissertations in health administration
Center for Disease Control & Prevention:
U.S. government source for credible health information
Ebsco Cinahl Plus with Full Text:
Nursing and allied health database, includes research and evidence-based care sheets.
Ebsco Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition:
Scholarly full text journals. Includes Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, generic drug patient education sheets.
Provides authoritative medical information. Created by the National Library of Medicine.
Ebsco Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection:
Full-text journals covering behavior, psychiatry & psychology, anthropology and methods.
Gale Health Reference Center Academic
A multisource database of nursing and allied health journals, etc.
Merck Manual of Medical Information:
Online medical library published by Merck Research Laboratories.
National Library of Medicine and NIH – MedLine Plus :
ASA Libraries are an affiliate member of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.
Physician’s Desk Reference for Consumers:
Authoritative source of FDA-regulated drug information.
Gale Nursing and Allied Health Collection:
All aspects of the Nursing profession — from direct patient care to health care administration — are covered.
Gale Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine:
Covers a focused set of topics in the field, including proven treatment techniques, experimental research theses, and many more.
Grey Literature from NYAM:
Grey literature publications are produced on all levels of government, academics, business and industry, but not controlled by commercial publishers. They may include, but are not limited to the following types of materials: reports, theses, conference proceedings, technical specifications, bibliographies, commercial documentation, and official government documents. This collection by New York Academy of Medicine focuses on public health.