Each key concept begins with a concise definition followed by illustrations of how the concept has been applied within the field. Cross-references to related concepts are included along with suggestions for further reading.
From the Preface: "A to Zoo can be used to obtain information about children's picture books in two ways: to learn the titles, authors, and illustrators of books on a particular subject, such as 'dragons' or 'weddings'; or to ascertain the subject (or subjects) when only the title, author and title, or illustrator and title are known." Now in its seventh edition, this is a standard reference source for picture books.
AAPG Datapages is a search-and-retrieval system containing the publications of American Association of Petroleum Geologists, as well as various other geological publications. This resource provides full-text access to current and archived geological publications.
Academic OneFile is an interdisciplinary database of peer-reviewed,
full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference
sources. Subjects covered are the physical sciences, technology,
medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, and literature.
American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Humanities E-book Project is a fully searchable collection of high quality books in the humanities. E-books are full-text and available in three formats: page-image, text, and pdf.
The ACS Publications database strives to be the most authoritative and comprehensive provider of chemistry-related information by providing full-text access to peer-reviewed, scholarly journals published by the ACS.
African American Newspapers, Series 1 & 2 (1827-1998), provides online, full-text access to more than 350 newspapers chronicling a century and a half of the African American experience. The collection features papers from more than 35 states, including many rare and historically significant 19th century titles. Titles in Series 1 come from the Wisconsin Historical Society, Kansas State Historical Society and the Library of Congress, while titles in Series 2 come from the American Antiquarian Society, Center for Research Libraries, the Library of Congress, and New York Public Library.
AGRICOLA serves as the catalog and index of the U.S. National Agricultural Library. All aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines are covered. It is primarily a citation-only database with some full-text material.
Contains historical and current data, detailed analysis, and useful
graphs that answer questions about education in the United States.
Helps the reader understand and compare the quality of education at the
national, regional, state, and county levels.
Aluka is comprised of websites (collections) Struggles for Freedom: Southern Africa and World Heritage Sites: Africa. These sites have been moved to a new JSTOR platform as the first step in a longer-term effort to increase the visibility of the materials and better integrate them with other content available from JSTOR. Visitors to Aluka will be directed to visit these separate sites.
America: History and Life is the definitive bibliographic reference covering the history, culture, area studies, and current affairs literature of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. It covers journal titles published worldwide and includes article citations and book/media reviews.
Somewhat dated (1995), but still useful, this work provides a bibliography of almost 27,000 annotated citations, selected from the best scholarship in all fields of history. The two volumes are invaluable to scholars beginning research on unfamiliar topics or researchers needing comparative evidence from other areas or periods.
Covers history and criticism of American folk music in 5 volumes. Vol. 1: Native American music -- Vol. 2: African American music -- Vol. 3: British Isles music -- Vol. 4: European American music -- Vol. 5: Latino and Asian American music.
American National Biography online is a full-text, searchable version of the print reference set, which contains portraits and biographies of men and women from all eras and walks of life whose lives have shaped the nation.
American Religion: Denominational Newspapers provides access to historical newspapers covering religious news and the role religion played in American life and society between 1799 and 1900. It provides invaluable denominational insight, as well as news and opinions on critical social issues such as slavery, women’s suffrage, the Temperance movement, civil rights, Native American relocation, and local government corruption.
American Rhetoric is a continually growing database of full text speeches delivered by presidents and political activists, actors, Christian leaders, authors, talk show hosts, and many famous historical figures.
Art Abstracts indexes an international array of scholarly publications, including art dissertations and art reproductions. It covers a variety of topics from fine, decorative and commercial art to photography, folk art, film and architecture. Subjects include: art history and criticism, archaeology, museum studies, industrial design, interior design, painting, pottery, decorative arts, television and video, advertising art, and textiles.
The ARTFL corpus consists of texts spanning from the 12<sup>th</sup> through the 20<sup>th</sup> centuries, from classic works of French literature to various kinds of non-fiction prose and technical writing.
A series of individual volumes for many Asian countries, all with different call numbers in the 2nd Floor reference collection. Each includes a chronology, history, bibliographies, and brief dictionary entries useful for quick reference and identification. To find, enter "Asian Historical Dictionaries" in a basic WebCat search, search as a "Series," and browse the resulting list.Note that some of the volumes are available online through netLibrary.
The Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA) hosts a collection of material includes data on churches and church membership, religious professionals, and religious groups (individuals, congregations, and denominations).
ATLA is an index of journal articles, essays, and book reviews in the areas of biblical studies, world religions, church history, and religious perspectives on social issues, among other topics. The database provides coverage from 1949 to the present and retrospective indexing for some journals as far back as the nineteenth century.