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The Hiram College Library provides access to more than 100 databases.  Most of these are online versions of periodical indexes that are designed to tell you which issues of which periodicals have articles on a particular topic.  In some cases, there are links to the full-text of the articles; in other cases you will need to determine if the library subscribes to the periodical in question.  The remainder of the databases are full-text collections of works such as poetry or single tiles, such as Book in Print.



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19th Century U. S. Newspapers. Every article, illustration, and advertisement from cover to cover in hundreds of U.S. newspapers published in the 19th century, including 11 from Ohio.

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Academic Search Complete. Multidisciplinary database that indexes and abstracts some 9,300 periodicals, both popular and scholarly. Provides full-text to more than 5,300 journals.

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ACM Digital Library. Provides the full-text of 10 journals and 13 transactions published by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), plus two journals co-sponsored by ACM. Most of the journals are covered from the first issue to the present. You can search the entire database (not all full-text is available to Hiram users) or browse by a specific journal.

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ACS Publications. Also known as the ACS Legacy Archives, this database provides the full-text of journals published by the American Chemical Society (ACS). Most coverage is from volume 1, issue 1 to the present. Newer issues are also available through OhioLINK's Electronic Journal Center.


ACS Style Guide. The official style manual of the American Chemical Society and is the definitive reference for chemists writing for publication. As such, it goes far beyond citation rules and creating a bibliography, which are covered in Chapter 14. A print version is available in the library’s Reference Collection.

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African American Newspapers, 1827-1998. Searchable full-text of some 270 newspapers, including seven from Ohio. Coverage begins Freedom's Journal, the first African American newspaper published in the U.S. in 1827.

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Agricola (EBSCO). Produced by the National Agricultural Library, the database includes citations for books, journal articles, reports, and other materials concerning agriculture and related disciplines. The EBSCO version adds a Find It link for other citations so you can determine if the Hiram College Library provides access to that article.

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Agricola (Free). The National Agricultural Library provides access to its library catalog for books and some other materials, as well as a separate search for journal article citations, which also includes books chapters. Links to the full-text are not provided.

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Alt Healthwatch. A full-text database focusing on complementary, holistic, and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. Covers more than 170 reports, proceedings, newsletters, and periodicals, plus pamphlets and book excerpts.

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Applied Science and Technology. Indexes nearly 800 periodicals, some dating back to 1983, on a variety of applied science areas, including acoustics, aeronautics, nuclear engineering, and more.

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American Antiquarian Society Comprehensive collection of American periodicals published between 1684 and 1912 from the American Antiquarian Society (AAS), the premier library documenting the life of America's people from the Colonial Era through the Civil War and Reconstruction. You can search the entire collection or one of five time periods.:

If you would like to search through all of these collections at once:

American Antiquarian Society Combined Collection Search

American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 1 (1691-1820)

American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 2 (1821-1837)

American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 3 (1838-1852)

American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 4 (1853-1865)

American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 5

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American Civil War Newspapers, 1840-1877. Economic, military, political and social aspects of America's deadliest war. Coverage throughout the war and into the critical postwar period. More than 150 newspapers, including major titles from every region of the U.S.

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America: History and Life. Indexes more than 2,000 journals covering American and Canadian history from prehistory to the present. Also includes citations to relevant book reviews and dissertations.

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The American & English Literature Collection. Contains many works of poetry, drama, and prose based on books and other sources originally published in print. It also contains 21 historic editions of the Bible in English.

Subcollections with the American & English Literature Collection include: Poetry: African-American Poetry 1700-1900 ; 20th Cent. African-American Poetry ; American Poetry 1600-1900 ; 20th Cent. American Poetry ; English Poetry ; 20th Cent. English Poetry Drama: American Drama ; English Prose Drama 1280-1915 ; English Verse Dramas 13th-19th Centuries Fiction: Early American Fiction 1774-1850 ; 18th Cent. Fiction 1700-1800 Also: Bibliography of American Literature ; Editions and Adaptations of Shakespeare ; William Butler Yeats Collection ; The Bible in English

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American City Business Journals. This free to all database contains the searchable full-text from 39 metropolitan business newspapers, all published by American City Business Journals, Inc. covering 1996 to the present, the database includes publications from Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, Pittsburgh, and Buffalo, among others.

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American Memory Project. - More than 7 million items from some 100 historical collections at the Library of Congress.

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American Periodicals Series. Full-text of more than 1,000 periodicals published in the United States between 1741 and 1900. Includes general interest magazine, women's magazines, and scientific and medical journals. A great resource for American history and literature.

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Archives of Sexuality and Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940. Primary source material from hundreds of institutions and organizations, both U.S. and international. Includes material from major international activist organizations and local, grassroots groups, as well as gay and lesbian newspapers from more than 35 countries, reports, policy statements, and other documents related to gay rights and health.

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ARTstor Digital Library. The Artstor Digital Library is a nonprofit resource that provides over 1.6 million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences with an accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research. Our community-built collections comprise contributions from outstanding international museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and artists and artists' estates.

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Art and Architecture Complete. Indexes books and articles, with some full-text coverage back 75 years, related to art, architecture, landscape design, and more.

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Art Full Text (1984 - ). A comprehensive resource covering fine, decorative and commercial art, as well as photography, folk art, film, architecture.

Content Includes: Full-text articles from more than 300 periodicals dating back to 1995 High-quality indexing and abstracting of over 600 periodicals dating as far back as 1984, including 280 peer-reviewed journals Indexing and abstracting of over 13,000 art dissertations Indexing of nearly 200,000 art reproductions A database-specific thesaurus

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Art Index Retrospective: 1929-1984. Features coverage of English-language periodicals, yearbooks and museum bulletins published in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish and Dutch.

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ATLA Religion Index. Religion Index, produced by the American Theological Society, is the index to journal articles, book reviews, and essay collections in all areas of religious studies. coverage begins in 1949 and includes more than one million citations from more than 1,400 international journals and 14,000 multi-authored works.

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Bartleby.com Preeminent Internet publisher of literature, reference, and verse. Bartleby provides students, researchers, and like minded individuals with unlimited access to books and information on the web for free. Popular resources found on Bartleby include Roget's Thesaurus, Bartletts Quotations, Harvards Classics, Bulfinch's Mythology

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Bibliography of British and Irish History. Provides bibliographic data for books, essays within books, and journal articles on historical writing dealing with the British Isles, and with the British Empire and Commonwealth, for all time periods.

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Bibliography of Native North Americans. Indexes books, essays, journal articles, and government documents related to all aspects of native North American history, culture, and life.

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Biography Reference Bank. Narrative articles drawn from a variety of standard reference sources, on more than a half million people from antiquity to the present. Also includes periodical articles, interviews, speeches, and obituaries.

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Biological and Agricultural Index Plus. Indexes some 380 publications (with more than 100 in full-text) related to biology, agriculture, environmental science, genetics, veterinary medicine, and more.

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Biosis Previews. The key indexing source in biology, it covers nearly 6,000 journals published around the world.

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Birds of North America. Provides comprehensive life histories for each of the 700+ species of birds breeding in the US (including Hawaii) and Canada.

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Borror Laboratory of Bioacoustics, Digital Animal Sounds. Contains digitized audio recordings of songbirds. Additional animal and bird sounds will be added as they are digitized. The Borror Laboratory houses one of the largest collections of recorded animal sounds in the world with more than 30,000 recordings of some 1000 species.

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Business Abstracts. Indexes nearly 900 publications (with more than 450 in full-text) on all aspects of business from accounting to technology. Coverage back to 1981.

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Business Source Complete. Indexes and abstracts some 5,000 business-related publications. Provides full-text to more than 4,000 periodicals. Coverage of important scholarly journals goes back to the first issue (or back to 1886 in the most extreme case). Also includes financial data, industry reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses, market research reports, and more.

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Caribbean Search. Indexes English-language journals, magazines, newspapers, reports, and reference books on the countries and peoples of the Caribbean region.

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Central and Eastern European Academic Source. Multi-disciplinary, multi-lingual database of resources related to all aspects of central and eastern European countries. Covers history, law, politics, business, medicine, and more.

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Chicago Manual of Style Online. The Chicago Manual of Style (abbreviated in writing as CMS or CMOS, or verbally as Chicago) is a style guide for American English published since 1906 by the University of Chicago Press. Its sixteen editions have prescribed writing and citation styles widely used in publishing. The CMS deals with aspects of editorial practice, from American English grammar and usage to document preparation.

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China Academic Journals - Series F (Literature/History/Philosophy). Students and faculty at OhioLINK member libraries have access to the Series F database (Literature/History/Philosophy), plus the China Century Journals Project (1915-1993). The CAJ Series F database includes the full text of more than 770 journals.

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Choice Reviews Online. Fully-searchable reviews of scholarly books back to 1988, as well as complete recent issues of Choice, the major reviewing source for academic libraries.

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Chronicle of Higher Education. Generally considered “the No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators,” the Chronicle, published weekly with continual updates on the Web site, provides timely and credible news coverage of higher education in the U. S. and around the world.

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CINAHL Plus with Full Text.  Indexes some 1,800 journals in nursing and allied health, with full text of more than 770 journals. Coverage back to 1982.

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Civil War: Antebellum Period to Reconstruction (1840-1877). Searchable full-text of some 150 newspapers, about 50,000 government documents, and 4,000 broadsides and pieces of ephemera. Also includes maps and advertisements.

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Clase and Periodica. Indexes articles, books, proceedings, and reports published in Latin America. covers sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Includes indexing to some 2,600 scholarly journals published in English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.

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Cleveland Memory Project. The most comprehensive on-line source of historical photographs for Cleveland. It is filled with photos of some of the city’s architecture and landmarks, as well as interesting information on famous/infamous Cleveland area people such as Elliot Ness and Dr. Sam Sheppard. It is a collaborative effort of the Special Collections Dept., Digital Processing Unit, Technical Services Dept. & Systems Division at the Michael Schwartz Library, Cleveland State University.

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Cleveland News Index. A free service indexing the Cleveland Plain Dealer (1983 through June 1999), Cleveland Magazine (from 1983), Northern Ohio Live (from September 1990), and Ohio Magazine (from October 1990).

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Communication and Mass Media Complete. Indexes some 400 titles related to the media and communication studies. Nearly 200 of the titles are also available in full-text. Some coverage back as far as 1915.

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Computer Source. Full-text resource of more than 300 publications (from popular to scholarly) related to computer science, programming, artificial intelligence, cybernetics, robotics, and information systems.

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Computers and Applied Sciences Complete. Indexes and abstracts scholarly journals, professional publications, and other sources related to computer science and applied sciences such as engineering.

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Consumer Health Complete. Designed to support the information needs of patients with the full-text of reference books, evidence-based health reports, images, videos, and more.

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Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text. International coverage of areas in criminal justice and criminology. Includes the full-text of articles from some 200 periodicals.

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Data and Statistics from the US Gov. Current statistical information from all sectors of the United States economy including the census, budget, economic, and other sets. (Was information formerly grouped together in STAT-USA.

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Dissertation Abstracts. Index, with abstracts, to more than 2 million doctoral dissertations and master's theses, mostly from the United States.

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The Early Americas Digital Archive. (EADA) is a collection of electronic texts and links to texts originally written in or about the Americas from 1492 to approximately 1820. Open to the public for research and teaching purposes, EADA is published and supported by the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH)


Early American Newspapers (Series 1 and 7). Full-text from some 900 newspapers covering the years 1690 to 1922.  The papers come from 31 states plus the District of Columbia.  Series 1 is based on Clarence Brigham’s History and Bibliography of American Newspapers, 1690-1820.  Both series are searchable as a single database.

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EBSCO eBook Collection. Hiram College students, faculty, and staff have access to more than 15,000 books in full-text in this collection. In additional to these titles, a number of books in the public domain are available to all users. Note: This collection was formerly known as netLibrary.

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EBSCOhost. Technically, this is a collection of databases from one publisher (EBSCO), but the link below will take you to a page that will show you all of the databases the Hiram College Library receives from EBSCO.  Most of the databases are listed under the first icon, EBSCOhost Web.

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Education Full Text. This full-text source of education scholarship provides coverage for a wide range of topics, including adult education, continuing education, literacy standards, multicultural/ethnic education, secondary education, teaching methods.

Content Includes: Full text of articles from over 350 journals as far back as 1996 Indexing of over 770 periodicals dating back to 1983 More than 100,000 controlled and cross-referenced names of educational tests

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Education Research Complete. Indexes and abstracts more than 1,500 journals covering all levels of education. Also includes full-text of more than 100 books and a number of conference papers.

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Electronic Books Center. Full-text of hundreds of specialized reference books, including encyclopedias, handbooks, and biographical collections. The text is fully searchable.

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Electronic Journal Center (EJC). Searchable, full-text issues of journals from a number of major publishers. More than 7,000 journals are available.

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Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center. Online repository of masters' theses and doctoral dissertations from graduate students at participating Ohio institutions. Covers 2000 to the present.

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Energy and Power Source. Indexes periodicals and books related to the energy industry.

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Engineering Village. A Web-based information service that offers a wide range of quality resources for information specialists, professionals, and researchers working in the applied science and engineering fields.

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English Short Title Catalog. Describes works printed in any language in England or its dependencies from the beginning of printing through the 18th century. Also includes works printed in English anywhere in the world during the same time period.

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Environment Complete. Indexes and abstracts articles from more than 1,000 journals related to all aspects of the environment and ecology. Also includes the full-text of some 80 books and the conference papers of the North American Association of Environmental Education.

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Entrepreneurial Studies Source. Indexes periodicals, books, case studies, videos, and company profiles on topics related to entrepreneurship and small business.

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ERIC (Free). The Department of Education, which creates the ERIC database, provides access to the world’s largest source of education information with more than 1.4 million citations to articles, books, conference papers, policy papers, and other education-related resources. This site provides links to the full-text of materials on the ERIC site only.

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ERIC (EBSCO). The world’s largest source of education information with more than 1.4 million citations to articles, books, conference papers, policy papers, and other education-related resources. This EBSCO version adds links to the full-text of articles in other EBSCO databases, as well as a Find It link for other citations so you can determine if the Hiram College Library provides access to that article. Also provided are links to the full-text of ERIC documents on the Department of Education’s ERIC Web site.

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Essay and General Literature Index. Indexes nearly 86,000 essays from the humanities and social sciences from more than 7,000 printed anthologies and collections back to 1985.

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EthicShare. A free-to-all site that provides bibliographic, but not full-text, access to the literature of bioethics, related practical ethics, and medical ethics. You can create a personal account that allows you to join discussion groups with other researchers in the field.

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Explora Primary. Designed for elementary school students, students can look up articles and facts for research papers, class projects, or homework from the world’s leading magazines and reference books.

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Explora Secondary.Explora Secondary Schools version is designed for students in grades 6-12. Users will be searching content in the following databases: Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, Middle Search Plus, TOPICsearch, Primary Search, Newspaper Source, Health Source, MAS Ultra - School Edition, Columbia Encyclopedia, and Topic Overviews 6-12.

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govinfo.  Provides free online access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.


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Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index. This free to all index covers journal articles, essays in books, and book reviews about women and gender in the Middle Ages.

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Film and Television Literature Index. Indexes and abstracts some 600 periodicals related to film, film writing, and television. Includes reviews.

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Fuente Academica. Spanish-language articles, with full-text, from 260 scholarly journals covering academic study.

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Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia. More than 25,000 entries in an encyclopedia aimed at middle- and high-school students.

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Gender Studies Database. Indexes journal articles, books, conference papers, reports, dissertations, and other materials related to women's studies, men's studies, and sexual diversity issues.

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GenderStats. Compiles statistics on gender topics at the country level with statistics drawn from a variety of sources. Updated as additional statistics become available.

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GPO Monthly Catalog. Indexes more than 500,000 U.S. government publications from July 1976 to the present.

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GreenFILE. Free database that indexes the literature (books, journals, magazines, reports, and government documents) on environmental issues. Some coverage goes back to the 1970s with indexing of several journal titles going back even farther.

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Handbook of Latin American Studies. Indexes, with some descriptions, books, book chapters, conference papers, and articles related to Latin American studies. covers 1990 to the present.

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HarpWeek. Contains the text and images from Harper's Weekly from the Civil War and early Reconstruction periods (1857-1871)

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Health Source: Consumer Edition. Full-text of some 200 consumer-oriented health periodicals covering topics such as AIDS, cancer, diabetes, aging, and nutrition. Also includes the full-text of nearly 1,200 pamphlets, 20 reference books, and 7,000 Clinical Reference Systems reports.

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Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition. Provides indexing and abstracting to more than 600 periodicals in nursing and allied health. Provides full-text to more than 575 publications with more than 425 being peer-reviewed journals.

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Historical Abstracts. Indexes more than 2,000 journals covering the history of the world (except the United States and Canada, which are covered in America: History and Life) from 1450 to the present. Also indexes relevant book reviews and dissertations.

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Historical Statistics of the United States. Fully searchable data tables on population, economics, health, education, etc. throughout U.S. history. Tables may be printed or downloaded into Excel, SAS, or SPSS.

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Human Resources Abstracts. Indexes periodicals, with coverage back to 1975, on all areas related to human resources and human resources management.

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Humanities E-Book. This database, produced by the American Council for Learned Societies, provides searchable full-text of some 1500 books in most humanities disciplines and area studies. The titles are from 250 publishers.


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Humanities Full Text. Indexes nearly 700 periodicals in the humanities (art, classical studies, dance, film, philosophy, religious studies, and more) with some coverage back to 1910. Full-text is available for more than 330 journals.

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Humanities International Complete. Indexes and abstracts some 1,900 periodical titles with some coverage as far back as 1925. Also indexes books, essays, reviews, and original creative work including fiction and poems.

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Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research. Commonly known as ICPSR, the consortium provides access to the world's largest group of data sets. You can download the raw data for research purposes.

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ISI Web of Science. Part of the Web of Knowledge platform, this is the combined database of the Science Citation Index, the Social Science Citation Index, and the Arts and Humanities Citation Index. Searchable by keyword and author, but more importantly by cited reference.

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International Bibliography of Theatre and Dance. Indexes articles, books, book chapters, and dissertations on all aspects of theatre and performance. Coverage goes back to 1984.

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International Political Science Abstracts. Produced by the International Political Science Association, this database indexes dome 900 of the world's leading political science journals.

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International Security and Counter Terrorism Reference Center. Multidisciplinary database that indexes and abstracts some 9,300 periodicals, both popular and scholarly. Provides full-text to more than 5,300 journals.

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ITER. A bibliography of books and articles related to all aspects of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance (400-1700) in Europe.

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JAMA - The Journal of The American Medical Association JAMA, published continuously since 1883, is an international peer-reviewed general medical journal. JAMA is a member of The JAMA Network family of journals, which includes 10 specialty journals.

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Jewish Studies Source. Indexes periodicals and books, with many in full-text, on all aspects of Judaism.

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JSTOR. Fully searchable full-text of nearly 1,000 scholarly journals. JSTOR provides back files to the first issue of a journal, but stops 3 to 5 years before the current publication year. Covers all disciplines.

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JSTOR Sustainability. Containing 150 journals and some 5000 research reports, this themed collection from JSTOR looks at research and policy on environmental stresses and their impact on society.

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Kanopy A streaming video platform providing access to thousands of videos, mostly documentary in nature. Among the collections are the Criterion/Janus Films Collection, First Run Features, PBS, HBO, Kino Lorber, California Newsreel, Media Education Foundation, and many more.

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LGBT Life with Full Text. Indexes periodicals and books related to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues.

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Literary Reference Center Plus. A comprehensive database that provides author biographies, plot summaries, criticism (from some 740 literary journals), book reviews, author interviews, and the text of 120,000 poems and 29,000 short stories.

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MasterFILE Premier. Provides full-text to more than 1,900 general periodicals and indexing to more than 2,500. Similar to Academic Search Premier, but more oriented to popular magazines such as People and Ladies Home Journal. Updated daily with some coverage back to 1975. Also includes photos, maps, and flags.


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Medline (EBSCO). The National Library of Medicine’s database of more than 11 million bibliographic citations in the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, health care, and related areas. This EBSCO version adds full-text for a number of journals, as well as a Find It link for other citations so you can determine if the Hiram College Library provides access to that article.

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Medline (PubMed). The National Library of Medicine’s own site (technically, PubMed) provides free access to Medline, its database of some 11 million bibliographic citations in the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, health care, and related areas.  PubMed adds an addition 3 million references not in Medline.

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Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies. Indexes research, policy, and discussions on the countries and peoples of the Middle East, Central Asia, and North Africa, with some coverage back to 1900.

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Middle Search Plus. Designed for middle schoolers, this database indexes nearly 200 magazines with some 150 in full-text. Also includes photos, maps, flags, biographies, and primary source documents.


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MLA Directory of Periodicals. Provides addresses, ad rates, and submission information for more than 4,400 periodicals regularly indexed in the MLA International Bibliography.

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MLA International Bibliography. Indexes articles, books, and dissertations on modern literature, languages, folklore, and linguistics. Coverage goes back to 1926.

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National Academies Press. Created by the National Academies to publish the reports issued by the national Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council, makes available more than 1,500 of its books available free online.

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National Criminal Justice Reference Services Abstracts. Summaries of key law enforcement and justice publications, from 1970 to the present. Includes books, journals, reports, and unpublished research.


New York Times. The New York Times contains every article, fully searchable, published in the New York Times since 1851. You will need to first set up an account to take full advantage of the Hiram College subscription.  Then just connect to nytimes.com and login.  Or, once you have your account set up, download the NYTimes app in the self service folder of you iPad.  For more information on setting up and account and on the iPad app, see the library’s New York Times Subject Guide.

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Newspaper Source. Full-text coverage of more than 225 newspapers, newswires, and other news sources. Includes 177 U.S. newspapers, 18 international newspapers, and 12 news wires.


Nexis Uni. Containing more than 15,000 credible news, legal and business sources, Nexis Uni includes access to print and online journals, television and radio broadcasts, newswires and blogs, as well as local, regional, national and international newspapers, legal sources for federal and state cases and statutes, business information on U.S. and international companies and executives.

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NUCMC (National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections). Indexes archival materials held in repositories across the United States. The Library owns 1959 – 1971 in print at REF 016. 091 Nat.


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Ohio Memory Project. Digital images from archives, historical societies, libraries and museums across Ohio. The state's answer to the American Memory Project, the database includes items from Hiram College.

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Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Covers current and controversial social issues from immigration to gun control to fracking.  Viewpoint essays present different sides to an issue and the database adds periodical articles, statistics, video/audio, news articles, and primary sources.


Oxford Research Encyclopedias. Articles written, peer-reviewed and edited by scholars covering 25 subjects.  Articles, which are being added and updated on a regular basis, help break down broad subjects like International Studies or Neuroscience.

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Oxford Scholarship Online. Offers access to thousands of academic monographs, in 19 subject areas across the humanities, social sciences, sciences, medicine, and law.

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Peace Research Abstracts. Full-text database of more than one quarter million items related to conflict resolution, international affairs, peace psychology, and other areas of peace research.

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Philosopher's Index. Indexes books and articles in philosophy and related fields including ethics. Covers 1940 to the present.

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PhilPapers. PhilPapers is a comprehensive index and bibliography of philosophy maintained by the community of philosophers. Using advanced trawling techniques and large scale crowdsourcing, we monitor all sources of research content in philosophy, including journals, books, open access archives, and personal pages maintained by academics. We also host the largest open access archive in philosophy. PhilPapers has over 60,000 registered users.

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Play Index. Indexes about 31,000 plays, both published individually or in a collection, from 1949 to the present.

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Points of View Reference Center. Provides multiple sides on current issues, such as cloning, abortion, race, and medical ethics. Each topic has an overview, a point, a counterpoint, and a Guide to Critical Analysis of the topic.

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Political Science Complete. Indexes articles, books, and conference papers in comparative politics, international relations, law and legislation, political theory, and more. Full-text for 550 journals, 340 books, and 38,000 conference papers.

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Population Index. This free-to-all database indexes and abstracts the world's population literature including books, journal articles, and working papers. This web version of a standard index covers material published from 1986 to the present.

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Primary Search. Indexes nearly 100 magazines for elementary school students with more than 60 in full-text. Also includes photos, maps, and flags.

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PrimateLit. This free-to-all database indexes articles, books, book chapters, dissertations, and other publications on scientific research on nonhuman primates. Covers publications from 1940 to the present.

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Project Gutenberg. More than 2,500 books, all in the public domain, available in basic ascii text.

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ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health Source. Provides indexing and abstracting for 525 titles related to nursing, allied health, and medicine. More than 470 titles are available in full-text.

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Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection. Provides full-text to nearly 500 journals in psychology, psychiatry, and anthropology.

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PsycINFO. The online version of Psychological Abstracts provides indexing to articles and books chapters published worldwide from 1887 to the present.

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Public Affairs Index. Indexes periodicals from around the world related to public policy issues, including crime, poverty, education, and more.

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PubMed. National Library of Medicine’s site that includes Medline plus additional references.

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PubMed Central. Begun in 2000 as the National Library of Medicine’s free archive for full-text biomedical and life sciences journal articles.  Articles are deposited by publishers and authors in compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy.

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Race Relations Abstracts. Indexes periodicals, with some back to 1975, on all aspects of race and ethnic relations.

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Regional Business News. Updated daily, this resource provides the full-text of some 65 sources, including PR Newswire and Business Wire.

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Religion and Philosophy Collection. Full-text of more than 280 journals in the fields of religion and philosophy.

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Risk Management Reference Center. Includes periodicals, books, reports, and more (with many in full-text) on all aspects of risk and its management.

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RILM. Indexes more than 3,500 periodicals covering music topics worldwide. Covers publications from 1969 to the present.

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Safari Tech Books. Provides more than 1,200 e-books in the field of information technology.

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Sage Stats. Social science data at the county, city, metropolitan area, or state level depending upon the series. Also includes more than 5,000 business data series down to the zip code level. Data comes from the U.S. government and other sources.

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Science Reference Center. A comprehensive research database of full-text resources designed for high school and introduction college science courses. Covers biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, medicine, physics, and the history of science. Includes periodicals, reference books, images, and videos.

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SciFinder. SciFinder offers researchers  flexible search and discover options based on our users’ input and workflow. You can search for substances, reactions, and patent and journal references anytime. 

One of the largest collection of substances, reactions, and patent and journal references produced and compiled by CAS scientists around the world, and updated daily. Includes an array of powerful tools to search, filter, analyze and plan which allow you to quickly find the most relevant answers to your research questions.

The link below will take you to my.hiram.edu, the SciFinder link will be at the very bottom on the right.

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Shock and Vibration Digest. Indexes periodicals, with coverage back to 1969, on topics such as noise, seismology, and experimental mechanics..

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Short Story Index. Indexes more than 117,000 short stories from more than 4,000 collections and anthologies. Search for short stories by author, title, subject, genre, or a variety of other means, then find the book it is in. Coverage goes back to 1984 and includes the full-text of some 5,000 short stories.

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Slavery and Anti-Slavery. Broken into four parts by a thematic approach, one can search any one or all five. More than 5 million cross-searchable pages: 12049 books, 170 serials, 71 manuscript collections, 377 supreme court records and briefs and 194 reference articles. The four thematic parts are:

Debates Over Slavery and Abolition: 

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The Age of Emancipation:

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SocIndex with Full Text. Indexes, with abstracts, 590 "core journals" back to 1895 in all fields of sociology, including anthropology, criminology, demography, and urban studies.

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Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Dynamic encyclopedia that is still a work in progress. Maintained and kept current by a group of experts, this is a project of the Metaphysics Research Lab at Stanford.

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Times Digital Archive 1785-Onwards Hosting. As close to a world newspaper of record, the Times (London) is the oldest continuously published newspaper in the world. The digital archives includes every page since the beginning in 1785. Coverage stops six years before the present, but an additional year is add every year.

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TOCS-IN. Free-to-all, TOCS-IN (Tables of Contents of Journals of Interest to Classicists) provides keyword searching to the tables of contents of some 185 journals related to classics, Near Eastern studies, and religion. A volunteer project affiliated with the University of Toronto, most coverage begins in 1992, although older material is included.

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TreeSearch. Full-text of publications from the U.S. Forest Service, including journal articles, book chapters and conference papers.

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U.S. Political Stats. More than 225,000 data series, some as far as back as 1982, covering 10 general political science categories.

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Value Line Research Center. Full-text of the print Value Line Investment Survey, plus six other Value Line publications covering stocks, mutual funds, daily options, and convertibles.

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Vente et Gestion. Full-text coverage of French-language business journals, including journals for academics and the professional.


Very Short Introductions. More than 600 e-books from Oxford University Press designed to offer concise and original introductions to a subject.  Usually less than 200 pages, they are written by experts for a general audience.

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Westlaw Campus Research (Westlaw Campus Research).  A premier research service for the legal, news, and business-related information you need..


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Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000. More than 20,000 pages of documents representing 57 projects related to the history of women in American social movements. Some 1,600 documents, 600 images, and more than 600 links to other websites are included.

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Women’s Issues and Identities. Documents such as diaries, letters, organizational records, photographs, and news clippings provide a history of the social, political, and professional aspects of women's lives in the 19th and 20th centuries.

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Women's Studies International. Indexes journals, newspapers, books, and other materials related to women's studies. Coverage back to the early 1970s.

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World Book Web. Suite of online reference sources including the World Book Encyclopedia, World Book for Kids, a dictionary, and an atlas.

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World Development Data. Provides access to some 2,000 economic indicators by country.

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