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Electronic Resources – Databases Descriptions


ABI/ INFORM

Content:
Covers 100 worldwide business periodicals dealing with advertising, marketing, economic, human resources, finance and taxation.

Type:
Citations and abstracts and some full text

Coverage:
Mostly 1986-

 


Academic Search Premier

Content:
Large, multi-disciplinary periodical database which covers nearly every area of academic study.

Type:
Fulltext for 4,700 titles; citations only for an additional 3,400 titles.

Coverage:
Some titles begin as early as 1974.


AGRICOLA

Content:
Indexing and abstracting of books and journal articles on agriculture.

Type:
Citations and abstracts only

Coverage:
Books 1970- , articles 1979-


ALTERNATIVE HEALTHWATACH

Content:
Covers 170 international sources on many perspectives to healthcare

Type:
Full-text

Coverage:
1990-


AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY PUBLICATIONS

Content:
Full-text of 30 ACS publications

Type:
Full-text

Coverage:
1996-


ART FULLTEXT

Content:
Covers 400 art journals in 7 languages

Type:
Citations with abstracts and some full-text

Coverage:
1984-


ART INDEX RETROSPECTIVE 1929-1984

Content:
Covers 500 art journals

Type:
Citations only

Coverage:1929-1984


ARTstor

ARTStor is a digital collection containing over 500,000 images. The collections encompass images from many time periods and cultures. Images include architecture, painting, sculpture, photography and design. ARTStor is licensed by Mills for non-comercial use and includes feature such as zooming, panning, printing, exporting and downloading.

ARTstor training material in PDF format:


 

ARTICLE FIRST

Content:
Indexes over 12, 500 journals in the humanities, social sciences, medicine and popular culture.

Type:
Citations and abstracts only

Coverage:
1990-


BASIC BIOSIS

Content:
Covers over 350 basic life science journals written for non-biology majors; includes popular and scholarly science journals

Type:
Citations and abstracts only

Coverage:
Current year and most recent four update years


BIOGRAPHY RESOURCE CENTER

Content:
Biographical information on more than one million people throughout history

Type:
Full-text


BRITANNICA ONLINE

Content:
Electronic version of the Encyclopedia Britannica.

Type:
Full-text

Coverage:
Current encyclopedia


BUSINESS SOURCE ELITE

Content:
Covers over 1000 journals in business and related fields

Type:
Citations with abstracts and some full-text

Coverage:
1984-, full-text 1990-




CONTEMPORARY WOMEN’S ISSUES

Content:
Provides full-text access to global information on women from over 1,500 sources

Type:
Full-text

Coverage:
1992-


COUNTRY WATCH

Content:
Provides political, economic and business information for approximately 192 countries

Type:
Fulltext

Coverage:
Current


DANCE CATALOG- NYPL

Content:
Lists works about all forms of dance in print and other media available in the Dance Collection of the New York Public Library; Includes materials in many languages

Type:
Citations only

Coverage:
Comprehensive retrospective coverage, as well as current material


DISSERTATION ABSTRACTS

Content:
Dissertations and theses from institutions in North America and Europe

Type:
Citations with abstracts

Coverage:
1861- ; Abstracts 1980-



DRAM formerly the Database of Recorded American Music, is an on-demand, streaming database of works by contemporary composers.



EBSCOHost Research Databases 

Description:

This link provides a comprehensive listing of all EbscoHost databases, including Academic Search Premier, Business Source Elite and PsycINFO,
among others.


ECONLIT

Content:
Indexes and abstracts books, journals and conference proceedings in economics.

Type:
Citations and abstracts only

Coverage:
1969-



EDUCATION FULL-TEXT

Content:
Covers 500 education journals

Type:
Citations, abstracts and some full-text

Coverage:
Indexing, 1983-; abstracts, 1994-; full-text, 1996-


EHRAF ANTHROPOLOGY

Content:
Collection of ethnographic material which covers all aspects of social and cultural life around the world

Type:
Fulltext

Coverage:
Fulltext multicultural database with considerable historical information


ERIC

Content:
Indexes over 750 journals and thousands of ERIC documents

Type:
Citation and abstracts only

Coverage:
1966-


FIRST SEARCH

Content:
Collection of over 30 separate general & specialized databases with a common search interface

Type:
Citation, abstract and some fulltext

Coverage:
Date of coverage varies with each databas.


GALE VIRTUAL REFERENCE LIBRARY

Content:
Contains 222 fulltext reference books such as encyclopedias, almanacs, directories, etc from numerous subject areas.

Type:
Fulltext.

Coverage:
Fulltext electronic reference books.


GEOBASE

Content:
Indexes over 2000 journals in geology, ecology and environmental science. Also indexes over 2000 books.

Type:
Citation and abstract only

Coverage:
1980-


GOOGLE SCHALOR PREFENCES SETUP 

If you are using Google Scholar from off campus, follow the steps below to access fulltext journal articles available via the Mills College Library:

From Google Schalor  

Select Scholar preferences

Under Library Links, select Mills College (Fulltext @ Mills College)

Under Library Links, select Open WorldCat (Library search)

Once your preferences have been set, citations you find in Google Scholar that indicate "Fulltext @ Mills College" should now lead you to the specific article available though Mills.


GROVE DICTIONARY OF ART

Content:
Contains 45,000 articles on the visual arts, with links to images

Type:
Fulltext

Coverage:
Fulltext encyclopedia


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GROVE DICTIONARY OF MUSIC

Content:
Contains 29,000 articles covering all aspects of music studies

Type:
Fulltext

Coverage:
Fulltext encyclopedia


 HEALTH SOURCE – Consumer Edition

Content:

“Provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals, including nearly 450 peer-reviewed journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Also featured are abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 journals.”

Type:

Citations, abstracts and fulltext articles.

Coverage:

Fulltext dates back as far as 1975.


  

HEALTH SOURCE - NURSING/ACADEMIC EDITION

Content:
Covers nearly 600 scholarly full text journals, including over 400 peer-reviewed titles, in many medical disciplines

Type:
Full text and abstracts

Coverage:
Selected full text, 1975-


JSTOR

Content:
Mills subscribes to the following 4 JSTOR collections: Arts & Sciences I and II, General Science and Business.

Type:
Full-text

Coverage:
Retrospective coverage from volume 1 of most journals. Does not cover most recent 3-5 years.


SPRINGER(Formerly Kluwer Academic Publishers)


Content:
Full-text of over 500 online journals published by Springer Academic Publishers in the following subject areas: business, economics, education, engineering, law, philosophy, science, psychology and social science.

Type:
Full-text.

Coverage:
Most recent 5 years.


LEXIS-NEXIS

Content:
Full-text articles, documents and other materials from newspapers, business and trade journals, general interest magazines, company reports, legal and tax documents.

Type:
Full-text, citations and abstracts

Coverage:
Varies according to file – present


LITERATURE RESOURCE CENTER (LRC)

Content:
Biographical and critical information on more than 120,000 writers

Type:
Fulltext


MATH SCI NET

Content:
Index to 1700 periodicals in mathematics

Type:
Citation

Coverage:
1940-


MEDLINE PLUS for consumers

Content:
Website created for consumers by the US National Library of Medicine. Information on over 650 diseases and conditions, drug information, lists of hospitals and physicians, etc.

Type:
Primarily fulltext information

Coverage:
Current information updated daily


MEDLINE / PUBMED for researchers

Content:
Bibliographic database covering the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine and the health care system.

Type:
Primarily citation with abstract, some fulltext

Coverage:
Covers 4,600 biomedical journals. Most are English language.


Melvyl

Content:
Contains records for materials (books, journals, films, scores, recordings, etc.) held by the nine University of California libraries, aswell as several other libraries.

Type:
Online library catalog

Coverage:
Bibliographic records for materials published/produced at all times.


Modern Language Association MLA BIBLIOGRAPHY

Content:
Indexes over 3000 journals in languages and literature

Type:
Primarily citations and abstracts, some fulltext.

Coverage:
1963-


Nature: international weekly journal of science

Content:
Nature is one of the world’s top journals covering all areas of science.  It contains review articles, original research, reports, commentaries and correspondence.

Type:
Online journal.

Coverage:
Mills’ subscription offers full text access for the most recent ten years of publication.



NEWSPAPER SOUCE

Content:
Provides selected full text coverage for more than 240 newspapers, including the Christian Science Monitor and the San Jose Mercury News.

Type:
Selected full-text and abstracts

Coverage:
Varies for each title. Most are 1995-


NEW YORK TIMES, 1851-2003

Content:
Full text articles and page images from the New York Times

Type:
Full text

Coverage:
1851-2001


OED-OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY

Content:
Electronic version of the OED

Type:
Full-text

Coverage:
Current encyclopedia.


 Philosopher's Index

Content:
Provides indexing and abstracts from books and journals of philosophy and related fields. It covers the areas of ethics, aesthetics, social philosophy, political philosophy, epistemology, and metaphysic logic as well as material on the philosophy of law, religion, science, history, education, and language.

Coverage:
1940-present


Public Affairs Information Service PAIS INTERNATIONAL

Content:
Indexes over 16,000 journals in Government and Public Policy

Type:
Citations and abstracts only

Coverage:
1972-


PapersFIRST

Content:
Indexes papers presented at worldwide conferences, meetings and symposia.

Type:
Citations only

Coverage:
1993-


PROCEEDINGS FIRST

Content:
Indexes publications from worldwide conferences, meetings and symposia

Type:
Citations and abstracts only

Coverage:
1993-


PROJECT MUSE

Content:
Articles published in over 40 journals from Johns Hopkins University Press.

Type:
Full-text

Coverage:
1995-


PROQUEST RESEARCH LIBRARY

Content:
Covers 2800 periodicals and newspapers in art, business, humanities, social sciences and science

Type:
Citation and fulltext

Coverage:
Primarily 1986-



PSYCARTICLES

Content:
Scholarly full-text articles on current issues in psychology. All journals are also indexed in PsycINFO.

Type:
Full-text journal articles from 43 journals published by the American Psychological Association.

Coverage:
1987-


PSYCINFO

Content:
Indexes over 1300 journals and books in Psychology.

Type:
Citations and abstracts only

Coverage:
Article indexes 1967-, book indexes 1987-


  REGIONAL BUSINESS NEWS

Content:

“Regional Business News incorporates 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.”

Type:

Fulltext articles.

Coverage:

Most recent 10 years.


RILM ABTRACTS OF MUSIC LITERATURE

Content: indexes and abstracts over 500 journals in all fields of music

Type: Citations and abstracts

Coverage:  1967-


SAGE Journals Online

Content:  Covers over 400 academic journals in the social sciences, life sciences, computer science, language, music and medicine.

Type:  Contains fulltext for most citations.

Coverage:  1985-


SCIENCE DIRECT

Content:
Contains abstracts in all areas of science with fulltext in the following
collections: Biochemistry, Genetics, Molecular Biology; Economics, Econometrics, and Finance; Environmental Science; Social Science

Type:
Citations, abstracts and some fulltext


SERIALS DIRECTORY

Content:
Comprehensive directory of over 182,000 US and international periodicals

Type:
Online directory

Coverage:
Coverage Includes publisher name, address, phone & email; publication price; editor's name; indexing, circulation & description of publication.


SERIALS SOLUTIONS

Content:
Provides listing of all ejournals available at Mills College

Type:
Listing by title, with holdings and links to content

Coverage:
Current list of all Mills ejournals


SOCIOLOGICAL ABSTRACTS

Content:
Indexes over 550 journals in the social sciences

Type:
Citations and abstracts only

Coverage:
1963-


SOCIAL SERVICES ABSTRACTS

Content: 
Indexes and abstracts over 1,400 journal in social welfare and community development.

Type: Citations and abstracts

Coverage:  1980-


 SORA -- Searchable Ornithological Research Archive

Content:
Electronic journal archive of seven ornithological journals. 

Type:
Fulltext articles.

Coverage:
Includes articles published 1884-2000.

More information can be found on the About SORA Webpage


 

WILEY INTERSCIENCE

Content:
Fulltext of 200 ejournals in the following fields: business, chemistry, computer science, earth science, education, engineering, law, medicine, mathematics, physics and psychology

Type:
Fulltext

Coverage:
1997-


Wilson OmniFile Select

Content: 
Covers 1600 publications in the humanities, sciences and social sciences.

Type: 
Citatations with abstracts and fulltext.

Coverage: 
1994-

Women & Social Movements in the US, 1600-2000

Content:
Fulltext database for the study of women in social movements in the us, 1600-2000. Covers topics such as civil liberites, suffrage, labor, anti-slavery and more.

Type:
Fulltext

Coverage:
Contains 1200 primary source documents, 400 images and related teaching materials.


WORLD CAT

Content:
Union catolog of libraries around the world. Contains records of over 32 million items.

Type:
Citations only

Coverage:1000 A.D.-


xreferplus

Content:
Contains 100 fulltext reference books such as dictionaries,
encyclopedias, statistical abstracts, etc from numerous subject areas.

Type:
Fulltext.

Coverage:
Fulltext electronic reference books.

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Last Updated: 8/19/08