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Academic Search Complete contains more than 6,100 full-text periodicals, including more than 5,100 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 10,100 journals and a total of more than 10,600 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc.  
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APA Style Guide to Electronic References 6th Ed Adapted from the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association this guide offers up-to-date information on formatting electronic references in APA Style. It outlines the key elements to include when referencing electronic sources, with an emphasis on using the digital object identifier (DOI) to locate web-based information reliably. It provides examples for readers to model for everything from online journal articles to supplemental data sets and measurement instruments to books, videos, apps, websites, podcasts, blog posts, and social media.
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ArchiveGrid Search for historical documents, personal papers and family histories held in archives throughout the world. ArchiveGrid is an online service that provides access to detailed archival collection descriptions. It includes nearly a million descriptions from more than 2,500 libraries, museums and archives worldwide.  
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Books in Print contains records for millions of in-print, out-of-print and forthcoming books, e-book, audio, and video titles. Reviews are included when available. Areas are available for searching forthcoming books, children's books, and fiction. Lists of bestsellers and awards can be searched and biographical information on more than 11,000 authors is provided. A directory of publishers, distributors, agents, and wholesalers is available. iPhone App
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Cambridge Histories Online this historical reference compendium allows instant access to the renowned texts of the Cambridge Histories series. With access to the most up to date and authoritative scholarly content a valuable resource, for undergraduates, graduates, lecturers and researchers alike  
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Communication & Mass Media Complete provides research solutions in areas related to communication and mass media, and other closely-related fields of study. Offers cover-to-cover ("core") indexing and abstracts for more than 460 journals, and selected ("priority") coverage of nearly 200 more, for a combined coverage of more than 660 titles. Includes full text for 350 journals
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Congressional Digest-Discontinued 12/2016
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CQ Researcher covers health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Provides researchers with an introductory overview; background and chronology; an assessment of the current situation; tables and maps; pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions; and bibliographies of key sources.  
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Credo Reference Online versions of 500+ published reference works from over 70 publishers, including general and specialist dictionaries and encyclopedias.  
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Criminal Justice Database is a comprehensive database of U.S. and international criminal justice journals. It provides research support for students interested in careers in criminal justice, law enforcement, corrections administration, drug enforcement, rehabilitation, family law, and industrial security. It includes abstract and indexing for 240 titles, with more than 80 available in full-text.  
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Dissertation Abstracts (Use WorldCatDissertations)
 
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Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans 1639 - 1800 Books, pamphlets, broadsides and other imprints listed in the renowned bibliography by Charles Evans  
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eBook Collection provides access to thousands of scholarly, reference, and professional full-text books in electronic format from the world's leading university presses and commercial publishers. All eBooks allow browsing, downloading, full-text searching, interactive table of contents, printing, emailing, and citation export. Viewing/Downloading Directions-PDF
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EBook Library-Use ProQuest Ebook Central  
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EBSCO Databases Combined Access the 40+ Ebsco company databases simultaneously. Databases which are accessible via the EBSCOhost user interface are listed separately on the Library’s database page, and include Academic Search Complete, Business Source Premier, CINAHL, PsycINFO, SocIndex, and SportDiscus. When logged into any Ebsco database, clicking the “Choose databases” link, directly above the search box, allows the user to select any or all database. Please note: this collection of databases appears as being Academic Search Complete, but it searches that database plus all the other EBSCO databases Troy subscribes to. Android App
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ECO Electronic Collections Online An OCLC bibliographic index collection of scholarly journals  
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English Historical Documents is the most comprehensive, annotated collection of documents on British (not in reality just English) history ever compiled. Conceived during the Second World War with a view to ensuring the most important historical documents remained available and accessible in perpetuity, the first volume came out in 1953, and the most recent volume almost sixty years later.
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Ethnic NewsWatch Complete features newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic and minority press, providing researchers access to essential, often overlooked perspectives. With titles dating from 1990, ENW presents a comprehensive, full-text collection of more than 1.8 million articles from more than 315 publications offering both national and regional coverage.  
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Europa World Plus-Canceled 10/2015  
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Europeana searches for digitized books, manuscripts, photographs, paintings, film, maps, sound recordings, and other material held by a range of Europe's libraries, archives, museums and galleries.
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FedStats searches statistics from U.S. government agencies. Some data access tools and datasets from these agencies are included.
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Films on Demand is a library of thousands of streaming videos across all disciplines. If you establish a user account from within Films on Demand you can also create playlists from the various films/segments for your own use or for sharing with other Troy users.

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General OneFile A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily  
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General Reference Center Gold A general interest database that integrates a variety of sources - newspapers, reference books, magazines, and trade publications. Find articles on current events, popular culture, business and industry trends, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more  
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History Reference Center is a comprehensive full text history reference database designed for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges, and undergraduate research. It offers full text from more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover to cover full text for more than 150 history periodicals, nearly 57,000 historical documents, more than 78,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 113,000 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video. Android App
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Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) is the nation’s premier collection of documents related to homeland security policy, strategy, and organizational management. The HSDL is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s National Preparedness Directorate, FEMA and the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security.
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Hospitality, Tourism, and Leisure Collection With current content from over 500 industry journals, this collection provides coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism field, while also allowing for focused study of specialized aspects of the industry - including cultural aspects of travel, leisure activities, economic aspects of tourism, and more.
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Informe A collection of Hispanic magazines with full text. Covers business, health, technology, culture, current topics and other subjects.  
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IQSS Dataverse searches social science research data from around the world. Collections (called “dataverses”) include data sets from government entities, universities, and individual researchers. Data sets may be downloaded in multiple formats.
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JSTOR - Arts and Sciences Collections consists of articles gathered from over 780 academic and scholarly journals. The collections cover a wide variety of topics in the sciences and the humanities. All articles are full text. Users can search the entire set at once or search subsets of journals by broad subject disciplines  
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Learning Express Library 3.0 (LEL) comprehensive, interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series. Includes ASVAB, CLEP, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MAT, MCAT, Nursing School Entrance, NCLEX, PCAT, Praxis I&II, TEAS, and TOEIC.
NOTE: User must create LEL specific account using REGISTER link at the top right of the opening screen.
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Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe provides access to full-text news, business, and legal publications, using a variety of flexible search options. Access over 6,000 news, business, and legal sources  
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Literati retrieves full text articles and images from reference materials (encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, etc.) and full text articles from magazines, newspapers, trade journals, and journals. It provides links to print books, e-books, and government publications in the Troy University Library Catalog. Literati also provides concept maps (interactive graphical displays) for search terms.  
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MasterFILE Premier Designed specifically for public libraries, this database provides full text for nearly 1,750 general reference publications with information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, also includes nearly 500 full text reference books, full text from 86,017 biographies, 105,786 full text primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 400,972 photos, maps and flags Android App
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Mental Measurements Yearbook With Tests in Print Provides users with a comprehensive guide to over 2,000 contemporary testing instruments. The MMY series contains information essential for a complete evaluation of test products within such areas as psychology, education, business, and leadership. Provides coverage from Volume 1 to the present. Tests in Print (TIP) serves as a comprehensive bibliography to all known commercially available tests that are currently in print in the English language. TIP provides information to users including test purpose, test publisher, in-print status, price, test acronym, intended test population, administration times, publication date(s), and test author(s). Android App
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Military Database Scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, government publications, and more.
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News & Newspapers.Searches ten different newspaper databases, including New York Times, Atlanta Journal & Constitution, Canadian Newsstream, Ethnic Newswatch, International Newsstream, USA Today, US Newstream, The Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post.
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Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for 35 national & international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for 375 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are also provided Android App
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Nineteenth Century Collections Online is a global digitization and publishing program focusing on primary source collections of the long nineteenth century. The content is sourced from the world's preeminent libraries and archives. It consists of monographs, newspapers, pamphlets, manuscripts, ephemera, maps, photographs, statistics, and other kinds of documents in both Western and non-Western languages.
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North American Women's Letters and Diaries includes the experiences of 1,325 women and 150,000 pages of diaries and letters. The materials have been carefully chosen using leading bibliographies, supplemented by customer requests and more than 7,000 pages of previously unpublished material. The collection also includes biographies and an extensive annotated bibliography of the sources in the database  
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Opposing Viewpoints Features viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazine, academic journal, and newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts, and links to Websites. New to the database are Lexile reading levels for periodicals and an integrated national and state curriculum standards search with content correlated to the standards.  
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PapersFirst Provides index papers presented at conferences worldwide. A major research aid covering every congress, symposium, exposition, workshop, and meeting added to The British Library Document Supply Centre's vast proceedings collection since October 1993.  
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Periodicals Archive Online (PAO) millions of articles published in 557 periodicals in the humanities and social sciences. All titles start with Vol 1 no. 1.
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Political Science Database Leading political science and international relations journals, providing full-text of many core titles indexed in Worldwide Political Science Abstracts. In addition, full-text doctoral dissertations on political science topics are included, together with working papers, conference proceedings, country profiles, political news and other sources.
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PQDT Open-Use ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global
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ProceedingsFirst Provides tables of contents of papers presented at conferences worldwide. Each record contains a list of the papers presented at each conference.  
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Project MUSE a leading provider of digital humanities and social sciences content; since 1995, its electronic journal collections have supported a wide array of research needs at academic, public, special, and school libraries worldwide.
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ProQuest Central multidisciplinary database with over 12,665 titles, with over 9,745 titles in full-text. It serves as the central resource for researchers at all levels in all markets. Over 160 subject areas are covered extensively in this product including business and economics, health and medical, news and world affairs, technology, social sciences and more.  
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ProQuest Congressional provides access to historical and current Congressional information and publications on all aspects of legislation dealing with life and public policy. Topics include scientific undertakings, historical events, social welfare, economic conditions, communication policies, and an endless array of other subjects.
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ProQuest Criminal Justice is a comprehensive database of U.S. and international criminal justice journals. It provides research support for students interested in careers in criminal justice, law enforcement, corrections administration, drug enforcement, rehabilitation, family law, and industrial security. It includes abstract and indexing for 240 titles, with more than 80 available in full-text.  
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ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global is the world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from 1743 to the present day and offering full text for graduate works added since 1997, along with selected full text for works written prior to 1997. It contains a significant amount of new international dissertations and theses both in citations and in full text.
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ProQuest Ebook Central All of the titles you find here can be browsed, read online or downloaded to your PC or laptop. Our Full Record pages will give you comprehensive access information for each title.  
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ProQuest Newspapers content from over 1300 newspapers, wire feeds and trade journals.  
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ProQuest Psychology Journals Provides abstracts and indexing for more than 640 titles, with over 540 titles available in full text. Includes 4,000 full text dissertations representing a wide range of psychology disciplines. Dissertation content is available for the years spanning 2000 through 2005. It encompasses a wide range of topics from leading psychology and psychosomatic publications.  
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ProQuest Religion provides a wide range of primarily full-text, international periodicals for diverse religious and spiritual studies, covering formal theological studies of major religions, as well as the most recent trends and scholarly thought. Included are titles from religious publishing bodies and nondenominational organizations.  
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ProQuest Social Science Journals covers hundreds of titles that fall into the social sciences, many of them in full text. The topics covered include addiction services, urban studies, international relations, demography and more.
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ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States summarizes statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.  
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PsycARTICLES from the American Psychological Association (APA), is a source of full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology. The database contains over 150,000 articles from nearly 80 journals published by the APA, and its imprint the Educational Publishing Foundation (EPF), and from allied organizations including the Canadian Psychology Association and Hogrefe Publishing Group. Android App
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PsycBOOKS from the American Psychological Association (APA), is a database of approximately 32,000 chapters in PDF from over 2,000 books published by APA and other publishers, and includes digitized content of historical significance from the Archives of the History of American Psychology (AHAP) collection . It also contains close to 1,500 classic books of landmark historical impact in psychology dating from the 1600s, and the exclusive electronic release of more than 1,500 authored entries from APA/Oxford University Press Encyclopedia of Psychology. Android App
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PsycInfo the American Psychological Association's (APA) resource for abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health. It contains over 2.5 million citations and summaries dating as far back as the early 1800s Android App
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Sage Journals Index of scholarly journals spanning the Humanities; Social Sciences; and Science, Technology, and Medicine. Selected text available fulltext online. Articles not fulltext in this database may be requested via interlibrary loan (ILL). ILL Guide  
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SocINDEX with Full Text features more than 1,986,000 records with subject headings from a 19,600+ term sociological thesaurus designed by subject experts and expert lexicographers. Contains full text for 708 journals dating back to 1908. Also includes full text for more than 780 books and monographs, and full text for 9,333 conference papers.  
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Sports Litigation Alert Stay abreast of sports law developments with the industry's only bi-weekly newsletter devoted exclusively to the sports law field. Sports Litigation Alert tracks legal developments as they occur in amateur and professional athletics as well as legislative issues that impact sports law professionals.
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Statistical Abstract of the United States (Use ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States)  
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Ulrich’s Periodical Directory is a bibliographic database providing authoritative information on serials published throughout the world. It covers all subjects, and includes publications that are published regularly or irregularly and are circulated free of charge or by paid subscription. Updated weekly, the database is searchable and browsable by title, subject, language, electronic availability and more.
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U.S. Census Bureau serves as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy. We honor privacy, protect confidentiality, share our expertise globally, and conduct our work openly. We are guided on this mission by our strong and capable workforce, our readiness to innovate, and our abiding commitment to our customers. America's Economy
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Vocational and Career Collection is designed for vocational and technical libraries servicing high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and the general public. This collection provides full text coverage for more than 350 trade and industry-related periodicals. Android App
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Westlaw is a research service that provides college and university students with access to a collection of news and business information and law-related resources.  
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Wiley Online Library is a multi-disciplinary database that includes full-text journal articles and some full-text reference sources. The database also includes abstracts of additional journal articles and reference sources. Subjects covered include: business; chemistry; computer science; earth and environmental science; education; engineering; law; life sciences; mathematics and statistics; medicine and healthcare; physics and astronomy; polymers and materials science; psychology; and social sciences.  
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World Databank World Development Indicators searches data from the World Bank for over 200 countries and 18 country groups from 1960 to present, including almost 600 development indicators, and time series data. Data can be exported in Excel.
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WorldCat contains almost 150 million records on the holdings of over 71,000 libraries in 112 countries representing 400 languages. WorldCat describes items on thousands of subjects and published in any year since about 1000. Types of publications include: books, journals, maps, slides, computer data files, magazines, musical scores, sound recordings, computer programs, manuscripts, newspapers, videotapes, bibliographies, master's theses, doctoral dissertations, and software.  
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WorldCatDissertations contains over 8 million records describing dissertations, theses, and published material based on theses held by over 57,000 libraries worldwide (including most libraries in North America, and the national libraries of Australia and many Western European countries). Incorporates all records from the Research Libraries Group (RLG) Union Catalog (RLIN).  
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