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  • Academic Search Complete
    Academic Search Complete is the world's most comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 6,100 full-text periodicals, including more than 5,100 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 10,100 journals and more than 10,600 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. Full text PDF coverage, in some cases, goes back to 1887.
  • AccessScience
    Online version of McGraw-Hill Science Encyclopedia.
    National Agriculture Library catalog search and articles citation index. Prepared by the National Agricultural Library indexes publications related to agriculture, animal and veterinary sciences, entomology, plant sciences, forestry, aquaculture and fisheries, farming and farming systems, agricultural economics, extension and education, food and human nutrition, and earth and environmental sciences. Coverage: 16th century to now (focus on 1970-current).
  • AltHealthWatch
    In-depth coverage across the full spectrum of subject areas covered by complementary and alternative medicine dating back to 1990.
  • America: History and Life
    History of United States and Canada; indexes cover pre-history to present day. Coverage is from 1954 to date and includes over 490,000 abstracts to journal articles and over 6,000 citations to books and media reviews as well as citations to abstracts of related dissertations. Coverage is worldwide, but 90% of articles are published in English-language journals. All abstracts are in English.
  • American Memory from the Library of Congress
    American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. (From the Mission Statement) Search by collection or by subject area; American Memory also provides a 'This Day in History' and a featured collection to explore.
  • Arts and Entertainment Industries Publications
    Hosted on the Free Library by Farlex site, these publication links are to online journals and trade publications in the arts and entertainment industries field. (note the site is supported by advertising that does not infringe on the material itself; all content is completely free).
  • E-Print Archive
    arXiv is an e-print service in the fields of physics, mathematics, non-linear science, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance and statistics. It provides open access to over 637,000 e-prints in these fields. arXiv is owned and operated by Cornell University, a private not-for-profit educational institution. arXiv is funded by Cornell University Library and by supporting user institutions.


  • Box Office Magazine--The Vault
    Box Office Magazine-- The Vault offers full scans of back issues of Box Office Magazine from 1940-2009. Current issues (2010) must be subscribed to receive access to anything beyond the current online issue; subscription appears to be free but is on an individual basis.
  • Bureau of Business and Economic Research (WVU)
    Provides economic forecasts, reports and research for policymakers and businesses. Also has data profiles for county, state and country; business publications, and links to other resources and services. This center and its web page are part of West Virginia University.
  • Business Source Elite
    Business topics and journals database.


  • Catalog of United States Government Publications
    The CGP is the finding tool for federal publications that includes descriptive records for historical and current publications;the CPG provides direct links to those that are available online. Users can search by authoring agency, title, subject, and general key word, or click on "Advanced Search" for more options.The catalog also offers an option to find a nearby Federal depository library that may have the publication.
  • Catalogue of Digitized Medieval Manuscripts
    The Catalogue of Digitized Medieval Manuscripts offers a simple and straightforward means to discover medieval manuscripts available on the web. The user can browse by manuscript location, language, or through author or title (if available).
  • Charleston Newspapers News Library
    The Charleston Newspapers News Library contains stories from The Charleston Gazette, Charleston Daily Mail, Sunday Gazette-Mail (Metro East, North and West included). Articles were published as far back as January 1985 and as current as one week ago. Searches produce a list of articles with the headline, date, word count and a few sentences of each story. Searches are free; downloading the articles from the site is not. HOWEVER, Shepherd University has microfilm of these papers to view free.
  • Choice Reviews Online
    On-campus use only. Choice is a source for reviews of academic books, electronic media, and Internet resources of interest to those in higher education. Most useful for faculty and librarians.
  • Chronicle of Higher Ed
    Library use only; ask at reference desk for password. Website containing information and back issues of previously print newspaper of higher education.
  • CINAHL Plus with Full-Text
    Provides indexing for 3,024 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health, with indexing back to 1937. CINAHL Plus with Full Text also contains searchable cited references for more than 1,160 journals and provides full text for hundreds of journals, legal cases, clinical innovations, critical paths, drug records, research instruments and clinical trials. PDF backfiles to 1937 are also included.
  • CineFiles
    Site has scanned images of reviews, press kits, festival and showcase program notes, newspaper articles, and other documents from the PFA Library's extensive collection covering world cinema, past and present. CineFiles currently includes documents on the films of more than 150 major international directors, materials describing silent Soviet cinema, and PFA's unique collection of exhibitor manuals, among other documents.Citations are available for all documents, and page images are available
  • Cine-tracts
    Cine-tracts was a journal published in 1977 through the early eighties that examined motion pictures in a serious matter from an interdisciplinary perspective. All files from this formerly print publication are now in PDF format.
  • Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials
    A bibliography of controlled trials identified by contributors to the Cochrane Collaboration and others, as part of an international effort to hand search the world's journals and create an unbiased source of data for systematic reviews.
  • Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
    Full text articles as well as protocols focusing on the effects of health care. Data is evidence-based medicine and is often combined statistically (with meta-analysis) to increase the power of the findings.
  • Cochrane Methodology Register
    The Cochrane Methodology Register (CMR) is a bibliography of publications which report on methods used in the conduct of controlled trials. It includes journal articles, books and conference proceedings; these articles are taken from the MEDLINE database and from hand searches. The database contains studies of methods used in reviews and more general methodological studies which could be relevant to anyone preparing systematic reviews. CMR records contain the title of the article, information on
  • Communication Media Publications
    Hosted on the Free Library by Farlex site, these publication links are to online journals and trade publications in the communications media field. (note the site is supported by advertising that does not infringe on the material itself; all content is completely free).
  • Consumer Health Complete
    EBSCO's interface designed for the everyday consumer of health care information. CHC provides convenient access to easily understandable health and medical information. Consumers can search and browse within medical encyclopedias, popular reference books, and magazine articles by topic, popular source (usually a book), alphabetically, or by using the quick or advanced search options for the resources listed.
  • Country Studies
    Online versions of hard-copy military Area Handbooks for countries and geographic locations less well-known than others where the military might be sent, this particular collection contains 101 country profiles, indexed and searchable by country or region of the world.
  • Crimminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text
    Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text™ contains more than 200,000 records selected from the most important sources within the discipline. Subject areas covered include: criminology; criminal justice; criminal law and procedure; corrections and prisons; police and policing; criminal investigation; forensic sciences and investigation; history of crime; substance abuse and addiction; probation and parole.


  • Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects
    Includes abstracts of published systematic reviews on the effects of health care from around the world;provides access to quality reviews in subjects for which a Cochrane review may not yet exist.
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
    The Directory of Open Access Journals service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. The aim of the Directory of Open Access Journals is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting their increased usage and impact.
    The Directory aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that are peer-reviewed and completely full-text.


  • e-Books Collection (EBSCOHost)
    Formerly owned and called NetLibrary, this is a collection of e-books covering multiple disciplines and subject areas. E-books are also available individually accessible through the online library catalog Max (keyword Netlibrary).
  • EconLit
    Contains citations and abstracts to articles from economics journals, and subject indexing of books, dissertations, and working papers from 1969 to present. Ask reference desk for assistance.
  • Education Research Complete
    Education Research Complete is the definitive online resource for education research. Topics covered include all levels of education from early childhood to higher education, and all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education, and testing. Education Research Complete provides indexing and abstracts for more than 2,100 journals, as well as full text for more than 1,200 journals, and includes full text for nearly 500 books and monographs.
  • Embassy World
    Non-government, non-academic website providing worldwide list of embassies and consulates; also provides maps, an international phone directory, and other resource links.
  • Encyclopedia of Associations:National Organizations of the US
    This database is part of Gale Directory Library and makes available the current volume of the Encyclopedia of Associations' set on US associations (like 4-H). Search results provide general information about the organization; some facts include current leadership and membership, whether the group publishes literature and has conferences, and contact information (phone, web, and e-mail) if known.
  • Encyclopedia of Social Work
    The Encyclopedia of Social Work contains four hundred subject entries and two hundred brief biographies of key figures in the history of social work. Each article is fully cross-referenced and includes a select bibliography of primary sources and the most important scholarly works on a given subject. The 20th edition includes coverage of areas that have come to the fore since the 1995 publication of the 19th edition, including demographic changes from immigration, technology, the implications
  • Encyclopedia of Television--First Edition
    The Encyclopedia of Television includes more than 1,000 original essays from more than 250 contributors and examines specific programs and people, historic moments and trends, major policy disputes and such topics as violence, tabloid television and the quiz show scandal. It also includes histories of major television networks as well as broadcasting systems around the world and is complemented by resource materials, photos and bibliographical information, focusing on the shows, topics, people,
  • ERIC
    Teacher education, test, measurement, and evaluation.Coverage: 1866-Current.
    Government version of ERIC database;some features only available with registration, but searching is free for anyone to use.
  • European Union Internet Resources
    Academic site containing links to European Union governmental bodies, publications, and resources by topic, including government directories.
    This resource is provided by the University of California Berkley Library.
  • European Views of the Americas: 1453-1750
    This new bibliographic database is a valuable index and comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. EBSCO Publishing, in cooperation with the John Carter Brown Library, has created this resource from “European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed In Europe Relating to The Americas, 1493-1750,” the authoritative bibliography that is well-known and respected by scholars worldwide.
    Site for businesses and companies looking to export goods and services; provides links to tariff rates, international finance, regulations, logistics, trade analysis, and other resources. Some portions and information may be viewed by subscription only.
  • Export-Import Bank of the United States
    Official site of the government's export credit agency; this resources provides information and tools for large and small businesses exporting US goods and services; some of these services include guidelines, official news, seminars, and several online links to international markets.


  • FDsys (Federal Digital System) by GPO
    This resource portal permits users to search government publications from all branches of government and also provides links to historical collections housed at major universities and other government agency websites. Major collections on FDsys include the US Code, Code of Federal Regulations, Public and Private Laws and a compilation of Presidential Documents among others. Searches can be done by keyword, citation (basic search) collection and date (advanced search) and browsing collections.
  • Film Bibliographies List from the Media Resource Center at UC Berkeley
    This page, created by the University of California Berkeley Library, is a list of topical bibliographies (book, article, and review) citations for and about film. The links to the left of the topical bibliographies may provide the researcher with additional resources to examine.
  • Film Literature Index
    The Film Literature Index (FLI) annually indexes 150 film and television periodicals from 30 countries cover-to-cover and 200 other periodicals selectively for articles on film and television, ranging from the scholarly to the popular. The FLI online database contains citations to film, television and video articles, reviews and book reviews. Search individual citations or browse subject headings, persons names, corporation, or production titles.
  • Foreign Agriculture Service
    Provides market and trade data, exporter assistance, and programs to aid in export of US agriculture products in global economy. The site is searchable by FAQ, topic, and audience and contains links to a newsletter, upcoming events, news, and an online coloring and activity book.
  • Free Library by Farlex
    The Free Library provides access to both general and specific items of scholarly and non-scholarly work on multiple subjects ranging from business to literature, women's and gender studies to politics. Major subject areas are listed as headings; underneath of these subject headings are links to the resources available, often done as sub-headings. Searches can be done by title, keyword, topic, year of publication, and author. Searching and access are free and open; submitting content is not.
  • Frequently Used Sites Related to US Government Information
    Provides subject areas of interest to the general public about the federal government, access to a search engine for government documents, a finding aid for locating elected officials, and information on all levels of government. This resource is provided by Vanderbilt University (TN)'s library system.
  • Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
    Provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.


  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Full-text of certain print reference materials focusing on history and social science. Some titles included: 24P:Make Your Digital Movies Look Like Hollywood,2005; Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History,2nd ed.,2006;Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership and Administration,2006;Encyclopedia of Human Development,2006;Encyclopedia of Leadership,2004;Encyclopedia of the Library of Congress:For Congress,the Nation and the World,2004.
  • Geo Data Portal
    The Geo Data Portal is a geographic information system (GIS) portal, also known as the Geospatial One-Stop (GOS), a public gateway for access to geospatial information and data. The portal is a catalog of geospatial information containing thousands of metadata records (information about the data) and links to live maps, clearinghouses, data sets and catalog services etcetera. All information is freely accessible.
  • Google Scholar
    Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature on the internet. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research. Searching is free; however acquiring results may or may not be. Google Scholar is not and does not market itself as a database; it is an internet resource only.
  • was established as a governmental resource named the E-Grants Initiative, part of the President's 2002 Fiscal Year Management Agenda to improve government services to the public. Today, is a central storehouse for information on over 1,000 grant programs and provides access to approximately $500 billion in annual awards. Today, is a central storehouse for information on over 1,000 grant programs and provides access to approximately $500 billion in annual awards.
  • GrantSpace
    GrantSpace SM, a service of the Foundation Center, offers information and resources that are specifically designed to meet the needs of grantseekers.
    GrantSpaceSM is the place for grantseekers to explore in-depth content, engage with a community of peers and experts and energize your fundraising efforts.
  • GreenFILE
    GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.
  • Groliers Multimedia Encyclopedia
    Groliers Multimedia Encyclopedia provides information on a broad range of topics which the user can search by subject, featured topic or keyword through search options. Groliers also provides a live "newswire" from the Associated Press, links to dictionaries and an atlas,lesson plan ideas, and a kid-friendly version of their encyclopedia.
  • Grove Music Online
    Grove Music Online is now known as Oxford Music Online. Clicking on the link associated with Grove Music Online will redirect to the new link. This resource is also located under its new title and complete description in the electronic resource list.
  • Guides for Government, Politics, and Law
    Fairly comprehensive set of academic guides to government resources both national and international: access to government documents and web sites; web sites, guides, and resources in related fields plus tips for citing government resources. The guides are provided by University of Michigan Library's Government Document Center.
  • Guidestar
    Guidestar encourages nonprofits to share information about their organizations openly and completely. Any nonprofit in our database can update its report with information about its mission, programs, leaders, goals, accomplishments, and needs;allowing potential donors, managers, businesses, and others to search these reports (freely) to determine who, where, what and how they wish to help or be assisted.
    Free registration on an individual basis if the user desires more than basic searching


  • Hathi Trust Digital Library
    The Hathi Trust organization has created a digital library for many public domain (and some copyrighted) materials. The Trust's collection can be searched by catalog (author, title, subject, series title, ISBN), by collections, and by full text within a work; those items that have been digitized and placed on the site in PDF files will have a "Full View" check box underneath their search results. PDFs can be viewed freely and single pages of them may also be downloaded freely; downloading the entire work requires logging in as part of a partner institution.
  • Health Source--Consumer Edition
    Collection of consumer health information that includes these health topics: medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.
  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
    Contains scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines.
  • Health Technology Assessments
    Provides details of completed and ongoing health technology assessments (studies of medical, social, ethical and economic implications of healthcare); also provides research based on trials, questionnaires, and economic evaluations. The aim of the database is to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of health care.
  • Historical Abstracts
    World history (excluding United States and Canada)indexed; indexes provide data from 1450 to present day (Historical Abstracts. Coverage: 1954 to date.
  • Homeland Security Digital Library
    The Homeland Security Digital Library provides access to documents related to policies,strategies, and organizational management in homeland security for every branch of government (federal, state, local and tribal). These documents are placed in four broad categories: the general collection, the restricted collection (to which a person must subscribe), a newsletters collection, and a collection concerning cyber infrastructure. This free resource can only be used inside of Scarborough Library.


  • IEEE Computer Society Digital Library
    IEEE Computer Society is the computing professional's single, unmatched source for technology information, inspiration, and collaboration.
  • Illustrated Quixote Selections from our Collection
    Brown University Library celebrated the 400th anniversary of the publication of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quixote de La Mancha with an exhibit featuring book illustrations and title pages from the first edition of this novel in 1605 to 2004.The illustrations on display were executed using various printmaking techniques: woodcuts, copper engravings, mezzotints, linocuts, xylographs, lithographs -- as well as drawings, and oil paintings; multiple periods, art styles, and countries are represented.
  • Informacion Federal en espanol (Government Information in Spanish)
    Academic resource list indexing major subject areas and places of interest in the federal government; these resources (and the web site itself) are written (or translated) into Spanish. This resource is provided by St Mary's University, Texas.
  • International Trade Association
    The ITA promotes US trade and investment internationally, sees trade laws are upheld, helps strengthen US companies' competitiveness, and provides resources and publications to that effect. The site is searchable by FAQ, subject, or department inside the ITA. Some resources may be available through subscription only. The site provides a banner link to


    JSTOR offers researchers the ability to retrieve high-resolution, scanned images of journal issues and pages as they were originally designed, printed, and illustrated. The journals archived in JSTOR span many disciplines.
    Justia's mission is to advance the availability of legal resources for the benefit of society. The company provides Internet users with free case law, codes, regulations, legal articles and legal blog and twittterer databases. Articles about types of law are written for ease of understanding and hyperlinks to important definitions, legal documents, and other resources are provided in-text.


  • LearningExpressLibrary
    Ask at reference desk for username and password. The West Virginia Library Commission has procured for all library patrons in West Virginia LearningExpressLibrary, a database which has practice tests for careers, military exams, citizenship tests and other skills from elementary to adult level. The following practice exams can be found here: GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, and PCAT listed under College Students then Graduate School Entrance exams; PRAXIS I and II, CDL (for drivers), EMT basic, and civil service exams are listed under Job and Careers with each career having its own set of links. Current link leads to WV Info Depot since this resource is migrating to a different platform/ server, 3.0.
  • Legal Information Institute
    This extensive site provides access to fully searchable online texts of national and some state regulations, codes, rules, court opinions, and other useful legal information for the general public.
  • LexisNexis Academic
    Provides full-text documents from news, business, legal, medical, and reference publications including national and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news, and non-English language sources; U.S. Federal and state case law, codes, regulations, legal news, law reviews, and international legal information; Shepard's® Citations for all U.S. Supreme Court cases back to 1789; Business news journals, company financial information, SEC filings and reports etcetera
  • Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts
    Indexes more than 600 periodicals, plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s.
  • Literature Resources from Gale
    Research authors and their works, literary movements and genres. Search across several major Literature databases to find full text of literary works, journal articles, literature criticism, reviews, biographical information and overviews. The included MLA International Bibliography module adds citations for hundreds of thousands of books, articles and dissertations from 1926 to the present, linked to full text where available.


  • Maryland State Web Portal
    Official home page of the State of Maryland. Find information on working in the state, schools, tourism, and state government.
  • MasterFile Premier
    Multidisciplinary database; content includes popular general reference publications with information dating as far back as 1975 for key magazines; provides full text pamphlets, reference books, biographies, primary source documents, and an Image Collection of photos, maps and flags.
  • MAS Ultra-- School Edition
    Database, designed specifically for high school libraries, contains full text for nearly 500 popular, high school magazines (full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator), more than 350 reference books, an Image Collection including maps and flags, and expanded full text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.
  • Media History Digital Library
    The Media History Digital Library is a non-profit initiative dedicated to digitizing collections of classic media periodicals that belong in the public domain for full public access.
    Medical research, clinical practice, policy issues. Coverage: 1997-Current.
  • Mental Measurements Yearbook
    Comprehensive guide to over 2,000 contemporary testing instruments. Designed for an audience ranging from novice test consumers to experienced professionals, the MMY series contains information essential for a complete evaluation of test products within such diverse areas as psychology, education, business, and leadership.
  • MetaLib by GPO
    MetaLib is a search engine for government publications that will retrieve reports, articles, and citations by simultaneously searching across multiple databases (including reference databases, digital repositories or subject-based Web gateways). Users can browse subjects, alphabetically search titles only, or use progressively more in depth keyword search options. Simultaneous search of FDsys and CGP entries possible.
  • Middle English Compendium
    Offers easy access to and interconnectivity between three major Middle English electronic resources: an electronic version of the Middle English Dictionary, a HyperBibliography of Middle English prose and verse, based on the MED bibliographies, and a Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse, as well as links to an associated network of electronic resources.
  • MLA International Bibliography
    The MLA International Bibliography indexes books, articles and dissertations published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics, providing coverage from 1926 to the present. It includes the MLA Thesaurus and the MLA Directory of Periodicals, which lists detailed information on over 5,500 journals, including over 4,400 indexed in the Bibliography.
  • Motion Pictures Publications
    Hosted on the Free Library by Farlex site, these publication links are to online journals and trade publications in the entertainment industry field, focusing specifically on the motion picture (movie) industry. (note the site is supported by advertising that does not infringe on the material itself; all content is completely free).
  • Music Index
    Music Index is a comprehensive guide to music periodicals and literature from 1952 to present. This database contains cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts of articles about music, musicians, and the music industry for more than 470 periodicals, book reviews, obituaries, news, and selective coverage for more than 230 periodicals. Topics concerned with every aspect of the classical and popular world of music are thoroughly categorized/organized by internal subject list.


  • National Library of Medicine Catalog--Journals Search
    This website provides a way to search journals in the National Library of Medicine's catalog by title, subject area, ISSN number or by journal abbreviation.
  • NationMaster
    Website that has national statistics for most countries of the world; comparisons by category or certain statistical data can be done between them; also provided are maps, flags, and profiles of countries.
  • New America Media
    Founded by the nonprofit Pacific News Service in 1996, New America Media is the country's first and largest national collaboration and advocate of 2000 ethnic news organizations. Over 51 million ethnic adults connect to each other, to home countries and to America through 3000+ ethnic media, the fastest growing sector of American journalism. The website can be searched by ethnicity or subject area using sidebar and drop-down navigation. Multimedia presentations available.
  • Newspaper Archive
    With patron access provided through the West Virginia Library Commission, Newspaper Archive is the largest historical newspaper database online. Newspaper Archive contains tens of millions of newspaper pages from 1753 to present. Every newspaper in the archive is fully searchable by keyword and date and the site provides several other ways to search the site: by country and state map, by name, or featured collection. Link routes through WVINFODEPOT; please choose Newspaper Archive. Username/password given at Help desk or by on-call ref librarian. In-library use only.
  • Newspaper Source
    Provides selected full text for nearly 30 national (U.S.) and international newspapers;also contains full text television & radio news transcripts, and selected full text for more than 200 regional (U.S.) newspapers.
  • New York Times (1851-2009) : Proquest Historical Newspapers
    This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.
  • NHS Economic Evaluation Database
    Assists decision-makers in health care by providing information on the costs and effects of drugs, treatments, and procedures.Economic evaluations - the cost-benefit analysis of two or more different medical treatments - from around the world are systematically identified, described and appraised for quality while their relative strengths and weaknesses are explored and highlighted. The database contains over 6,000 abstracts of quality-assessed economic evaluations and more than 21,000 records.


  • Open Biology (open access journal)
    Open Biology is the Royal Society's fast, open access journal covering biology at the molecular and cellular level. This selective, online journal publishes original, high quality research in cell and developmental biology, molecular and structural biology, biochemistry, neuroscience, immunology, microbiology and genetics.
  • Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
    International organization that provides research, statistics, and analysis on topics of interest or necessity so that governments of member countries can be more involved in the global economy. The site has a list of member countries, statistics and other publications, an online bookshop. Most of their publications are only available via subscription, though the main area of the site is freely accessible. The site is also available in French.
  • Oxford English Dictionary
    Oxford English Dictionary contains the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. It is a guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past. It traces the usage of words through quotations from a wide range of international English language sources, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books.
  • Oxford Music Online (formerly Grove Music Online)
    Comprises the full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition, edited by Stanley Sadie and John Tyrrell (London, 2001), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, edited by Stanley Sadie (London, 1992), and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, second edition, edited by Barry Kernfeld (London, 2002). Articles that have been updated since their appearance in print are date-stamped in the upper right corner of the screen.


  • Pennsylvania Department of State
    This website provides information on PA state agencies, business information and documents, how and where to vote, how to run for state offices, and other useful information absent or difficult to locate at the home page.
  • Pennsylvania State Web Portal
    Pennsylvania's official state web portal. For best results in locating information, use the search function or--for better results in searching for education, business, and voter information--the Pennsylvania Department of State website.
  • Philosophical Transactions A (open access)
    Each issue of Philosophical Transactions A is devoted to a specific area of the mathematical, physical and engineering sciences. This area will define a research frontier that is advancing rapidly, often bridging traditional disciplines.
    The journal is essential reading for mathematicians, physicists, engineers and other physical scientists. Free trial ends 11/30.

  • Play Sports TV
    Shepherd University is pleased to provide a unique coaching resource center for our coaching education students. PlaySportsTV is the leading youth sports website in the US, delivering professional youth sports training videos in all major sports. With over 3,000 videos (most with printable training notes!) accessible at the click of a mouse, the online youth sports training is designed to make learning how to play sports easy and fun.
  • PLoS: Public Library of Science (Open Access Journals)
    PLoS is a nonprofit publisher and advocacy organization. Their mission is to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication. The articles found here are peer-reviewed and open access.
  • Points of View Reference Center
    Designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects; provides a list of the most current topics debated at the present time, links to articles on the topic, and useful assistance in writing a research paper on those topics.
  • Portals of the World
    Selective links to authoritative, in-depth information about most of the countries and geographic locations of the world.
  • Primary Search
    Provides full text for more than 60 popular, magazines for elementary school research.
  • Project Muse
    Provides full-text online access to over 300 high quality humanities, arts, and social sciences journals from 60 scholarly publishers.
  • Project Visa
    Non-government, non-academic website containing links to worldwide passport and visa information. Search by region of the world, then by country using the map feature.
    Definitive source from the American Psychological Association (APA),of full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology. The database contains more than 100,000 articles from 59 journals - 48 published by the American Psychological Association (APA) and 11 from allied organizations. It includes all journal articles, letters to the editor and errata from each journal. Coverage spans 1894 to present.
  • PsycINFO
    Research database from the American Psychological Association (APA) contains nearly 2.3 million citations and summaries of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, all in psychology and related disciplines, dating as far back as the 1800s. 97 percent of the covered material is peer-reviewed. Journal coverage, which spans 1887 to present, includes international material selected from more than 2,100 periodicals in more than 25 languages.
  • Public Health Reports
    Library use only;ask at reference desk for password.Public Health Reports (PHR) is the official journal of the U.S. Public Health Service, published since 1878. Since 1999, PHR has been published by the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH).
    PubMed comprises more than 21 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.


  • Regional Business News
    Provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.
  • RILM Music Abstracts
    International bibliography of scholarly writings on music and related disciplines in 202 languages, including original language titles; title translations in English; full bibliographic information; abstracts in English; and author, journal, and subject indexes. Includes all forms of scholarly works, including coverage of journal titles since 1969


  • Sanborn Maps
    No maps are consulted more in academic and public libraries than Sanborn fire insurance maps--the detailed property and land-use records that depict the grid of everyday life in more than 12,000 U.S. towns and cities across a century of change. Now they're as close as your keyboard with the Digital Sanborn Maps collection, available online from ProQuest Information and Learning.
    Science. gov provides access to science websites, databases, journals, and science information from government agencies for the consumer, the student, and the researcher in most scientific fields. Indexed by major topic like Agriculture and Food, the site also has special collections and featured websites to explore.
  • SciFinder Research Guide
    This link will take you to the library's Scifinder research guide. This guide will provide access to--and instructions for--this resource. Please read and follow the instructions provided in the research guide.Scifinder requires registration to use.
  • Scirus search engine
    Created and run by Elsevier, this search engine specifically targets the sciences and scientific inquiry. As well as journal content, the search engine also provides access to scientists' homepages, courseware, pre-print server material, patents and institutional repository and website information. Searching is free; however acquiring results may or may not be. does not intend to or market itself as a database; this is an internet-only resource.
  • SCOLA World TV Online
    World TV Online is authentic television programming from more than 100 countries and regions and more than 100 languages available by satellite and on the Internet. SCOLA on-line programs can be viewed live or downloaded from SCOLA. Please ask at the reference desk for logon information to this subscription service, which is currently available only to Shepherd University staff, faculty and students.
  • Serials Directory
    Provides access to the most up-to-date and accurate bibliographic information as well as current pricing structures for popular serials This database is for those who wish to purchase serial publications, not necessarily students looking for articles; think Books In Print for magazines, journals, newspapers and serial monographs (books).
  • Small Business Administration, Office of International Trade
    Provides local and online help, forms, programs, and resources for American small businesses wishing to export their goods or services to the international market. The site is also available in Spanish.
  • Small Business Development Center of the Eastern Panhandle
    Provides training seminars, information resources, forms, and advice for starting, maintaining and expanding small businesses in the tri-county area. Parts of the site can be translated into Spanish. This SBDC office is part of the state-wide SBDC program.
  • SocIndex with Full Text
    SocINDEX with Full Text is the world's most comprehensive and highest quality sociology research database. The database features more than 2,100,000 records with subject headings from a 20,000+ term sociological thesaurus designed by subject experts and expert lexicographers. SocINDEX with Full Text contains full text for more than 820 journals dating back to 1908. This database also includes full text for more than 830 books and monographs, and full text for 14,636 conference papers.
  • SPORTDiscus with Full Text
    SPORTDiscus with Full Text is the world's most comprehensive source of full text for sports & sports medicine journals, providing full text for more than 520 journals indexed in SPORTDiscus. This authoritative file contains full text for many of the most used journals in the SPORTDiscus index - with no embargo. With full-text coverage dating back to 1985, SPORTDiscus with Full Text is the definitive research tool for all areas of sports & sports medicine literature.
  • Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
    The SEP project began in September 1995; originally conceptualized as a (static) online dictionary of philosophy developed into that of a dynamic reference work, an online encyclopedia that would satisfy the highest academic standards. Each entry is maintained and kept up to date by an expert or group of experts in the field, updated on a quarterly basis; entries are in alphabetical order and can be searched in basic or advanced mode.


    Launched in January of 1995, at the inception of the 104th Congress. The leadership of the 104th Congress directed the Library of Congress to make federal legislative information freely available to the public. Since that time THOMAS has expanded the scope of its offerings to include a full range of legislative materials: eg, bills, treaties, committee hearings and reports, and the Congressional Record.
  • TOPICSearch
    Current events database allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms.


  • United Nations
    Official website of the United Nations. Available in multiple languages, this site explains the history, goals, governance, and projects of the United Nations; it is searchable by broad topic area or more specific groupings. Contains publications, news, a member nations directory, and a list of current issues of international concern.
  • US Federal Government Resources (University of KY)
    New, expanded libguide containing information on the federal government resources and sites provided by the University of Louisville, Kentucky. The libguide tabs include such subject areas as defense, education, statistics, and general information.
  • United States Geological Survey
    The USGS, the Nation's largest water, earth, and biological science and civilian mapping agency, is a science organization that provides impartial information on the health of our ecosystems and environment, the natural hazards, the natural resources, the impacts of climate and land-use change, and core science systems that help us provide timely, relevant, and useable information.
  • United States International Trade Commission
    Official website of an independent federal agency that has three main functions: maintaining the harmonized tariff schedules of the United States, providing industry and economic analysis for the benefit of law-makers and the executive branch, and investigating injury to US companies from illegal or unfair trade practices.
  • USA Jobs
    The official website for locating open positions in the federal government workforce. Search jobs, create a resume or profile, and receive tips on finding and obtaining a federal job.
  • USA Trade Online
    Library use only;ask at reference desk for password. Subscription site for U.S. imports and exports data on more than 18,000 commodities worldwide. Data is searchable for specific products and custom reports can be created.


  • VALUELine
    Library use only; ask at reference desk for password. Provides investment research.
  • Virginia Web Portal
    Virginia's primary government home page. Provides information on state governance, business, education, tourism and residency requirements (including voting).


  • West Virginia Code of State Rules
    Rules made by executive department and/pr executive agency. The online version is not considered the official one (print version is) but it can be searched by agency, subject, and rule.
  • West Virginia Emergency Rules
    Emergency rules for the Code of State Rules posted online in reverse chronological order in PDF format. Emergency rules are listed by title and series then by agency. The emergency rules are time-sensitive.
  • West Virginia Info Depot (WV InfoDepot)
    Ask at reference desk for password. This page and service provides access to the following unique databases: Newspaper Archive, WV Newspapers (selected), and LearningExpressLibrary. These databases are free to all libraries in the State of West Virgina. WV Info Depot is available through the West Virginia Library Commission.
  • West Virginia Judiciary
    Provides overview of state judicial system (courts), legal reference sources, resources for students and teachers, the court calendar and docket, court opinions, forms, rules and other information concerning the state courts and their officers.
  • West Virginia Legislature
    Official website of WV State legislature. Provides links to House, Senate, bills, the State Code, the legislative newspaper, and information about the law-making branch of the state government.
  • West Virginia Newspapers (Selected)
    This database, provided through the West Virginia Library Commission, allows patrons to search the Charleston Daily Mail and the Charleston Gazette. (Temporarily done 11/27/12)
  • West Virginia Office of the Governor
    Provides information on and from the head executive of the state;there are links also to the governor's staff and cabinet on the page. Of particular interest are the Sago Mine Report, State of the State Address, and other reports and initiatives of the governor's office which concern teachers, the state in general, or other related issues.
  • West Virginia Proposed Rules
    Executive rules and regulations up for public comment and review before publication and implementation in WV Code of State Rules.
  • West Virginia State Code
    Online version of laws passed by the WV legislature current and effective through 2006's first extraordinary session. The WV Code can be searched by chapter or keyword.
  • West Virginia Web Portal
    State government resource provides indexed subject areas that link to state agencies, programs, and directories. Areas of interest include business, tourism, education, history and more. Be aware, not all links have been tested on this site, nor do some important state agencies link to the web portal.
  • Wonderful West Virginia Magazine Archive
    Starting from the year 1936 and running up to 2007, here are the special reports and past issues which comprise Wonderful West Virginia Magazine. While there is no further index other than by publication year and month, all issues are in PDF format for ease of viewing.
  • WorldCAT
    Provides access to more than 45 million bibliographic records (books, manuscripts, musical scores, videotapes, etc.) representing 400 languages. Covers information back to the 11th Century that has been cataloged by more than 6,000 OCLC member libraries.
  • World Development Indicators: World Bank Open Data Initiative
    Provides access to world development indicators from the World Bank by country profile, by topic, and through a data catalog.
  • World Factbook
    The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. --from the World Factbook home page
  • World Trade Organization
    Official website of the World Trade Organization. Provides access to news, documents, governing precepts, a list of member nations, resources for researchers, and publications concerning international trade and business. This resource is available in multiple languages.

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