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Key Databases

Bibliography of Asian Studies Online

The online version of the Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS), referencing principally western-language articles and book chapters on all parts of Asia published since 1971.

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Coverage:
1971 +
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
JSTOR

Image backfiles of journals in humanities, social sciences, and mathematics. Includes the following collections: Arts & Sciences I through X, Arts & Sciences XII; Life Sciences, Iberoamerica and JSTOR Asia collection.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
MLA International Bibliography

Produced by the Modern Language Association and consists of bibliographic records pertaining to literature, language, linguistics, and folklore. It draws on scholarly research in over 5,000 journals and series, also covering relevant monographs, working papers, proceedings, bibliographies, and other formats. Contains more than 2.5 million citations to published scholarly literature.

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Coverage:
1886+
Updated:
Quarterly
Fulltext:
Selective
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Project Muse

400 Scholarly journals in literature humanities, social sciences, mathematics, cultural and gender studies from Johns Hopkins University Press. The journal list is available for browsing.

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Coverage:
1993 +
Updated:
Varies
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
Ethnic Newswatch

Full text database of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic and native press, searchable in English and Spanish.

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Coverage:
Mid-1980's +
Updated:
Monthly
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
Limited to two concurrent users
Historical Abstracts

Covers the history of the world except for the United States and Canada from 1450 to the present. Includes all branches of history: political, diplomatic, military, economic, social, cultural, religious, and intellectual history and the history of science, technology and medicine. Also includes materials relating to the profession of history. Approximately 50% of the articles are from English-language journals. A good source for finding scholarly sources on international issues.

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Coverage:
1955 +
Updated:
Monthly
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS)

This database indexes both core and specialized journals (2,600) and books in the social sciences. Core disciplines covered are anthropology, economics, political science and sociology, with additional coverage in other social science fields. Thirty percent of the records are in languages other than English.

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Coverage:
1951 +
Updated:
Quarterly
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Oxford Dictionaries

Oxford Dictionaries is a collection of online dictionaries from Oxford University Press that provides guidance for the language of today: meanings, pronunciations, synonyms, antonyms, usage, and translations. English coverage includes dictionaries, thesauruses, and writing guidance with more than 350,000 entries and definitions and 600,000 synonyms and antonyms. Also includes New Hart's Rules, Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage, New Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors, and Garner's Dictionary of Legal Usage. Language coverage includes unabridged bilingual dictionaries in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

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Coverage:
N/A
Updated:
Updated Quarterly
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Oxford Language Dictionaries Online (Now available as Oxford Dictionaries)

Unabridged bilingual dictionaries in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Chinese. Usage examples and illustrative phrases, grammar guidance, click-through verb tables and pronunciation charts, explanations of grammatical terms, and help with spelling and punctuation. Correspondence templates including sample letters, CVs and resumes. Contextualized language reference help, including notes on life and culture, guidance on grammar and idiomatic usage, and Words of the Day.

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Coverage:
N/A
Updated:
Bi-Annually
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users