Information and Library Science

Subject Librarian
email Abby Adams

emailaadams5@albany.edu
phone(518) 442-3567
location_onUniversity Library: LI-104

Key Databases

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) with Full Text

Library, Information Sciences & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) with Full Text indexes more than 550 core journals, 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus book, research reports and proceedings. This database also contains full text for more than 270 journals and a nearly 20 full-text. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management, and more.

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Coverage:
Selected resources from 1965
Updated:
Every two weeks
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
LISA

LISA: Library and Information Science Abstracts is an international abstracting and indexing tool designed for library professionals and other information specialists. LISA currently abstracts over 440 periodicals from more than 68 countries and in more than 20 different languages.

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Coverage:
1969 +
Updated:
Bi-monthly
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
Limited to four concurrent users
INSPEC

INSPEC is the world's largest bibliographic database in the field of physics, electrical engineering and electronics, computers and control engineering, and information technology. Over 330,000 new records from 4,000 journals and 2,000 conference proceedings are added each year.

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Coverage:
1968 +
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
ERIC [via EBSCO]

ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) database provides access to education literature and resources in the Current Index of Journals in Education (CIJE) and Resources in Education (RIE). ERIC documents include conference papers, reports, instructional materials, research articles, and other materials. This database provides full text of more than 2,200 digests along with references for additional information and citations and abstracts from over 1,000 educational and education-related journals. Through the ERIC Microfiche Digitization Project, more than 30,000 documents published on microfiche by ERIC between 1982 and 1992 have been made available in full text.

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Coverage:
1966 -
Updated:
Quarterly
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
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
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
Resources for College Libraries

Provides core title lists for academic library print and electronic collections. The focus is on the curricula in liberal arts and science colleges. Includes monographs, series, and referenc works, electronic databases and other resources.

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Coverage:
Various
Updated:
Continuous
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users

Other Databases

American Book Prices Current

American Book Prices Current is a searchable database of rare and collectible books sold at auctions and their prices.

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Coverage:
1975-
Updated:
Monthly
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
Available on campus only; no limitation on simultaneous users
American Reference Books Annual (ARBA) Online

ARBAonline provides quality reviews of print and electronic reference works. It is derived from the print resource American Reference Books Annual. ARBAonline features nearly 17,000 reviews of reference works, covering reference sources from more than 400 publishers in over 500 subject areas.

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Coverage:
1997 +
Updated:
Monthly
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Archive Finder

Archive Finder is a current directory which describes over 220,000 collections of primary source material housed in thousands of repositories across the United States, the United Kingdom and Ireland.

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Coverage:
ca. 1950's
Updated:
Continuously
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Book Review Digest Retrospective

Excerpts from and citations to reviews of adult and juvenile fiction and non-fiction. Covers 300,000 books and 1.5 million book reviews.

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Coverage:
1905-1982
Updated:
N/A
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Books in Print

Records of in-print, out-of-print, and forthcoming books from over 200,000 North American publishers. Now including Publishers, Distributors & Wholesalers of the U.S. which is updated quarterly.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Weekly
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
Limited to three concurrent users
Computers & Applied Sciences Complete

Indexes and abstracts over 1,900 academic journals and professional publications, and provides full text access to more than 830 periodical, books, conferences, and encyclopedias. Subject coverage includes computing theory and practice; engineering and applied science; and social and business implication of technology.

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Coverage:
Varies with publication
Updated:
Continually
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Dissertations & Theses

The complete range of academic subjects appearing in dissertations accepted at accredited institutions. Also includes master's theses, educational specialist materials, and other projects accepted for master's degrees by accredited colleges and universities.

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Coverage:
1861 + Indexing dissertations
1980 + Abstracting dissertations

1997 + Full text
Updated:
Monthly
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Dissertations @ SUNY Albany

Includes all dissertations written at the University at Albany.

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Coverage:
1861 + Indexing
1988 + Abstracts
1997 + Full text
Updated:
Unknown
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Educational Administration Abstracts

Indexes more than 200 journals published in the U.S. and some Western European countries on issues and research related to the administration of primary, secondary and post-secondary educational facilities and programs.

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Coverage:
Volume 1 - ; 1966 +
Updated:
Twice monthly
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Essay and General Literature Index

Provides access to more than 86,000 essays in over 7,000 collections and anthologies. Covers the entire range of the humanities, including theatre, art history, drama and film. Selective coverage of the social sciences.

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Coverage:
1985 +
Updated:
Regularly
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
IEEE/IET Electronic Library (IEL)

Covering Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Physics, and related subjects, IEL is an extensive collection containing 179 IEEE journals, magazines, and transactions; 26 Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) journals and magazines; 1,400+ IEEE conference titles; 20+ IET conference and seminar digests; and over 2,800 IEEE approved standards. IEL replaces IEEE Computer Society Digital Library and IEEE All-Society Periodicals Package.

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Coverage:
1872+
Updated:
updated daily
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Literature Resource Center

Gale's Literature Resource Center focuses on undergraduate students and provides access to biographical, bibliographical, and critical analysis from the core sources Contemporary Authors, Dictionary of Literary Biography, and Contemporary Literary Criticism, although additional Gale sources are represented. It includes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, history, and journalism. In addition, it includes a link to the full-text of Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature, 1995. Please review the LRC's own "about file" for information on the database's coverage and updates that will appear frequently.

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Coverage:
Ongoing
Updated:
Regularly
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Professional Development Collection

Designed for professional educators, professional librarians and education researchers. Contains 720+ indexes and abstracts of journals and magazines for professional educators, librarians and researchers. More than 500 of the titles are in full text, and 350+ are peer-reviewed full-text journals and magazines. This collections also includes 200+ educational reports.

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Coverage:
Coverage varies by title with the earliest bace to 1965. Coverage from most titles begins in 1990s.
Updated:
daily
Fulltext:
yes, selected
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
ProQuest Social Science Premium Collection

This Collection provides abstracts, indexing, and full-text coverage of journal articles, books, dissertations, and more.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Readers' Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982

Indexes articles in the popular press. Includes citations to approximately 3 milliion articles from 375 leading magazines.

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Coverage:
1890-1982
Updated:
N/A
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Theses Canada Portal

Includes bibliographic records of all theses in the National Library of Canada theses collection.

Coverage:
1965 +: indexing
1998 - August 31, 2002: full text
Updated:
Ongoing
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory

Also known as Ulrichsweb.com, this site provides users with essential serials bibliographic and access information ranging from subscription prices to the latest web sites. Covers nearly 250,000 consumer and trade magazines, academic and scholarly publications, monographic series, newsletters, newspapers, electronic publications, and 'zines published throughout the world on all subjects.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Monthly
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
Limited to five concurrent users