Interdisciplinary databases

Key Databases

ArticleFirst

Indexes the content page of journals in science, technology, medicine, social science, business, the humanities, and popular culture.

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Coverage:
1990 +
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
No
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
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
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
Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Provides electronic access to various reference sources which focus on both the facts and opposing viewpoints on current events issues. Titles include the Opposing Viewpoints series, Current Controversies, Encyclopedia of Sociology, Social Issues, Information Plus etc. Content includes selected access to statistics, government information and legislation. This source also contains the coverage of thirty major newspapers, news and opinion magazines. Users may search by specific topics, source type and topic overview. This database is available through NOVELNY. Provided by the New York State Library, NOVELNY is a Statewide Internet Library connecting 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).

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Coverage:
Ongong
Updated:
Regularly
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
eBook Academic Collection (EBSCOhost)

This is a multidisciplinary collection that includes 200,000 e-books covering a large selection of academic subjects and features e-books from leading publishers and university presses. All e-books are available with unlimited user access and new titles are added regularly.

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Coverage:
NA
Updated:
Quarterly
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users

Other Databases

Book Review Digest Retrospective: 1908-1982 (H.W. Wilson)

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
Directory of Open Access Journals

The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals, with the goal of covering all subjects and languages. More than 800 open access journals are in the directory.

DOAJ is hosted by Lund University Libraries Head Office . The project is funded by Open Society Institute - Budapest and also supported by SPARC, The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition.

Coverage:
Varies by individual title
Updated:
Includes information regarding titles added in the last thirty days
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Directory of Published Proceedings

Directory of available literature from conferences, meetings and symposia. Search by sponsor, publisher, location, category and year.

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Coverage:
1994 +
Updated:
Weekly
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Essay and General Literature Index (H.W. Wilson)

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
Google Scholar

Scholarly, multidisciplinary database for access to articles, papers, books, theses, etc. in the social sciences, humanities and sciences. (In order to link to materials owned by the University at Albany Libraries, you must set preferences when off campus. When you open up Google Scholar, select Settings. Then under Library Links check University at Albany, State University of New York - Full-Text @ My Library, SUNY - Albany - ProQuest Fulltext, University at Albany SUNY - Cengage Gale Full Text, University at Albany, SUNY - Find It @ UAlbany Libs, and Open Worldcat.)

Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
No (Links to University Libraries and free resources)
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
MasterFILE Premier

Full text for nearly 1,750 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and more. This database also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books, over 164,400 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 440,000 photos, maps and flags.

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Coverage:
1931-present
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
PapersFirst

Covers every published congress, symposium, conference, exposition, workshop and meeting received by The British Library Document Supply Centre.

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Coverage:
1993+
Updated:
Bi-monthly
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
ProceedingsFirst

Covers every published congress, symposium, conference, exposition, workshop and meeting received by The British Library Document Supply Centre. Contains in each record a list of the papers presented at each conference.

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Coverage:
1993+
Updated:
Bi-weekly
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Readers Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982 (H.W. Wilson)

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