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AP Images
Over 1,000,000 current and historic captioned photos drawn largely from the Associated Press database of images. The archive includes contemporary news images, historical figures, celebrities, and images drawn from key events of the 20th century as well as graphics, audio, and text files.
 
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ArchiveGrid Search for historical documents, personal papers and family histories held in archives throughout the world.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.  
Associations Unlimited locate international and U.S. national, regional, state, and local nonprofit membership organizations in all fields, including IRS data on U.S. 501(c) nonprofit organizations. Can be used to monitor association trends; identify related associations; networking; marketing to associations, their members and markets.  
Biography and Genealogy Master Index BGMI-Discontinued 10/2015  
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
Britannica Academic delivers fast and easy access to high-quality, comprehensive information. The combination of Encyclop¾dia Britannica plus Merriam-Websters Collegiate Dictionary, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools provides a variety of reliable sources. iPhone App
Cabells Scholarly Analytics provide manuscript and review process guidelines, journal quality metrics, submission criteria and all the other information researchers might need to match their manuscripts with the journals most likely to be interested in publishing their work.

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Chicago Manual of Style Online Completely searchable and easy to use, The Chicago Manual of Style Online provides recommendations on editorial style and publishing practices for the digital age. Now offering the full contents of the 17th and 16th editions, it is the must-have reference for everyone who works with words.
Credo Online Reference Service Full text articles and images from reference materials (encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, atlases, and more). Links to articles from magazines, newspapers, and journals found in other library databases.  
Dissertation Abstracts-Use WorldCatDissertations
 
Encyclopaedia Britannica-Use Britannica Academic  
Encyclopedia of Alabama online resource on Alabama history, culture, geography, and natural environment. This site offers articles on Alabama's famous people, historic events, sports, art, literature, industry, government, plant and animal life, agriculture, recreation, and much more  
Fiction Connection provided by Books in Print--Use Books in Print  
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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Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia For students and adults alike, the New World Encyclopedia database indexes over 25,000 records, covering an array of topics. Full text for each record may be easily accessed by double clicking on the topic from the display Android App
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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.
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Literati-Use Credo Online Reference Service  
OAIster is a union catalog of digital resources from over 1000 contributors worldwide. Items include digitized books and articles, born-digital texts, audio files, images, movies, and datasets. Collections include theses, technical reports, research papers, and image collections. These resources, often hidden from search engine users behind web scripts, are known as the "deep web." This is the freely accessible version from OCLC.  
Opposing Viewpoints in Context 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.  
Oxford English Dictionary The Oxford English Dictionary is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. It traces the usage of words through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books.  
Oxford Reference Online Premium brings together language and subject reference works from one of the world's biggest reference publishers into a single cross-searchable resource. Offers over 175 fully-indexed, cross-searchable dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press.  
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.  
PQDT Open-Use ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global
ProceedingsFirst Provides tables of contents of papers presented at conferences worldwide. Each record contains a list of the papers presented at each conference.  
ProQuest Core Congressional Materials 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
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.
ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States summarizes statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.  
Ulrichsweb is a source of detailed information on more than 300,000 periodicals (also called serials) of all types: academic and scholarly journals, e-journals, peer-reviewed titles, popular magazines, newspapers, newsletters, and more. Records provide data points such as ISSN, publisher, language, subject, abstracting & indexing coverage, full-text database coverage, and tables of contents. Updated weekly.
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.  
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.  
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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