Subject Librarian
email Priscilla Seaman

emailpseaman@albany.edu
phone(518) 442-3546
location_onUniversity Library: LI-228

Key Databases

Communication & Mass Media Complete

This database combines CommSearch (formerly produced by the National Communication Association) and Mass Media Articles Index (formerly produced by Penn State) along with numerous other top journals in communication and media studies.

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Coverage:
1900-present
Updated:
N/A
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
COM Abstracts

The ComAbstracts database contains abstracts of articles published in the primary professional literature of the communication(s) field.

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Coverage:
1988 + (selective)
Some journals begin later
Updated:
Unknown
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
PubMed

PubMed comprises more than 24 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

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Coverage:
1966 +
Updated:
Weekly
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
MEDLINE with Full Text [via ProQuest]

MEDLINE with Full Text provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. MEDLINE with Full Text uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals. The database provides full text for more than 1,470 journals indexed in MEDLINE.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Social Services Abstracts

Social Services Abstracts provides bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development.

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Coverage:
1980 +
Updated:
Monthly
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Social Work Abstracts

Covers journals and dissertations in social work and related disciplines from the NASW.

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Coverage:
1977 +
Updated:
Quarterly
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
Limited to twelve concurrent users
CINAHL Plus with Full Text

A comprehensive index to literature on health, biomedicine, nursing and allied health fields. Articles from 3100 journals as well as books, videos, papers, etc. are indexed.

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Coverage:
1937 +
Updated:
Weekly
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
PsycINFO [includes PsycARTICLES]

PsycINFO covers the international literature in psychology and related behavioral and social sciences including psychiatry, sociology, anthropology, education, pharmacology and linguistics. Citations are linked to the full text of 50+ journals published by the APA and included in PsycARTICLES.

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Coverage:
1887 +
Updated:
Weekly
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
ScienceDirect

Contains the full-text of over 1,100 Elsevier journals. Backfile coverage starts with 1995.

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Coverage:
1995+
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users.
Web of Science (also known as WOS)

The Libraries' Web of Science subscription includes coverage from 1983 on for Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, Arts and Humanities Citation Index. It also includes citation coverage for books, conference proceedings, data sets, patents and other materials (coverage dates vary).

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Coverage:
1983+
Updated:
regularly
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users

Other Databases

Academic Search Complete

Scholarly, multidisciplinary database. Includes more than 7,000 full-text periodicals(6,000+ are peer reviewed) in the social sciences, humanities, and science and technology.

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Coverage:
Many from 1990, some indexed as early as 1887
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Alt-HealthWatch

This database focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It contains full text articles for more than 180 international, and often peer-reviewed journals and reports. In addition, there are hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Anthropology Plus

Anthropology Plus is one of the most comprehensive indexes covering the fields of anthropology, archaeology, biological anthropology, linguistics, and related interdisciplinary research.

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Coverage:
Late 19th century to the present
Updated:
Quarterly
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
Limited to five concurrent users
AnthroSource

AnthroSource provides current content from American Anthropology Associations's diverse portfolio of 32 anthropological publications which includes journals, books, monographs, bulletins and newsletters.

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Coverage:
varies with title going back over 100 years
Updated:
as publication issues are released
Fulltext:
yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Biological Abstracts

This resource covers a wide range of life science subjects, indexing articles in 5,200 biological and medical research journals.

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Coverage:
1991 +
Updated:
Quarterly
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
Limited to 10 concurrent users
BioMed Central

BioMed Central is an online journal collection of more than 100 mostly open access journals.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
BioOne

BioOne is a collection of bioscience research journals. Most of these titles are published by small societies and non-commercial publishers. Over 60 titles are currently available. View the complete title list.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Health Reference Center - Academic

Offers a wide-range of current health information including medical journals and consumer health magazines (some in full text), medical pamphlets, medical reference books, dictionaries and directories.
Provided by the New York State Library, NOVELNY connects New Yorkers to 21st century information. NOVELNY is supported with temporary federal Library Services and Technology Act funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The New York Library Initiative is a proposal for permanent state funding for NOVELNY, a pilot project for the Statewide Internet Library.

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Coverage:
Journals & Magazines - varies. Other materials are current edition.
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Health Source: Consumer Edition

Health Source: Consumer Edition is a collection of consumer health information. This resource provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines, including American Fitness, Better Nutrition, Fit Pregnancy, Harvard Health Letter, HealthFacts, Men's Health, Muscle & Fitness, Prevention, Vegetarian Times, and many others. This database also includes searchable full text for more than 130 health reference books, including books published by the People's Medical Society.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

This resource provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong. In addition, this database includes the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide which covers drug patient education sheets.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes, selected.
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
PsycARTICLES [access through PsycINFO]

PsycARTICLES covers the international literature in psychology and related behavioral and social sciences including psychiatry, sociology, anthropology, education, pharmacology and linguistics. Citations are linked to the full text of 50+ journals published by the APA and included in PsycARTICLES.

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Coverage:
1887 +
Updated:
Weekly
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection covers information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry &psychology, mental process, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods. Includes some full-text monographs and over 500 journal titles with selects full-text access EBSCO's list of journal titles and coverage dates are found at this site: http://www.ebscohost.com/titleLists/pb-complete.htm Several journal titles overlap in coverage within EBSCO Academics Search Complete and indexing in PsysINFO. Psychology researchers may find this to be a useful supplemental resource to PsycINFO, PsycARTICLES, or PubMed. The database can be searched independently, but also allows users from subscribing institutions to conveniently link to full text from citations within PsysINFO.

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Coverage:
Varies by journal title - selective coverage from 1965 to the present
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Springer LINK

Extensive collection of fulltext journal articles from the science publisher Springer. Access the fulltext electronic version of articles from journals to which the Libraries subscribe. Please see the list of subscribed titles.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users