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AccessScience
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Online version of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology. Authoritative and comprehensive coverage of all disciplines in science and engineering. Updated regularly. Help
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Annual Reviews
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Indexes critical reviews of current research in the biomedical, physical, and social sciences. Full text available if the library subscribes to the title. Dates of indexing, abstracting, or full text vary by title. Help

 ArchiveGrid
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 Provides access to nearly a million descriptions of archival collections owned by libraries, museums, historical societies and archives worldwide.  Subjects covered include history, humanities, art and architecture, social sciences and genealogy.  Help
Archives Unbound
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Presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents that support the research and study needs of scholars and students at the college and university level. Collections in Archives Unbound cover a broad range of topics from the Middle Ages forward-from Witchcraft to World War II to twentieth-century political history. Collections are chosen for Archives Unbound based on requests from scholars, archivists, and students. Kistler Library's collections include The Southern Literary Messenger: Literature of the Old South and The War Department and Indian Affairs, 1800-1824. Help
Art Full Text (EBSCO)
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Indexes and provides selective abstracts and full text of peer-reviewed publications in the arts from 1984 to the present. Coverage includes Latin American, Canadian, Asian and other non-Western art, new artists, contemporary art, exhibition reviews, and feminist art criticism. At the Choose Databases screen select "Art Full Text." Help

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Bowker Books in Print
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Comprehensive database of publishing information for books, ebooks, audio books and video titles.  The database is searchable by title, author, subject or publisher.
 

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Cambridge Histories Online
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 Searchable online version of the complete Cambridge histories print series.  Contains over 260 volumes published since 1960, covering many academic subjects including American and British history, economic history, literary studies, philosophy, regional history, religious studies and more.
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CAMIO Catalog of Art Museum Images Online
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 Catalog of over 95,000 works of art from prominent museums around the world.  All works are represented by high-resolution, rights-cleared images.  Images include photographs, paintings, prints, sculptures, costumes, jewelry, and more.
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Catholic Periodical and Literature Index Online (CPLI)
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Indexes journal and magazine articles published in Roman Catholic periodicals, Papal documents, church promulgations, and books about the Catholic faith that are authored by Catholics and/or produced by Catholic publishers.  Coverage in the database dates back to 1981.  Available through EBSCOhost. Indexing for Catholic Periodical and Literature Index Online corresponds to the print version, The Catholic Periodical and Literature Index, which the library has back to 1930. Help
Chicago Manual of Style Online
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Online version of The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition. Includes, in addition to the searchable manual, a question and answer section and tools for manuscript preparation. Help

Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries

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 Premier source for reviews of academic books, electronic media, and Internet resources of interest to those in higher education.  Over 7000 reviews are published annually.  New issues are published monthly.  New users should choose "Register here to create your profile."
 
CIAO (Columbia International Affairs Online)
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Provides full text access to working papers, conference proceedings, recent journal articles, book chapters, and other resources for international affairs. Dates vary with some material back to 1990. Help
Credo Reference
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Electronic collection of over 500 reference titles including encyclopedias, dictionaries and handbooks. Subjects cover all major fields including art, literature, history, social sciences, law, psychology, religion, philosophy, business, science, medicine and more. Help
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 eBooks on EBSCOhost 
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Provides access to nearly 1,000 electronic versions of print books in the fields of business and economics, education, psychology, health and medicine, political science and technology.  Available through EBSCOhost.
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ECO (Electronic Collections Online)
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Indexes and provides selective full-text to over 5,000 scholarly journals in the arts, humanities, science, law, business, medicine, and social sciences from 1995 to the present. Updated daily. Available through FirstSearch. At the FirstSearch screen, use “Jump to Advanced Search” and select “ECO.” Help
Encyclopedia Britannica Online
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ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center)
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Provides abstracts and selective full text of journal articles and reports on education research and practice from 1966 to the present from more than 1000 sources. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. Updated monthly. Available through FirstSearch. At the FirstSearch screen, use “Jump to Advanced Search” and select “ERIC.” Help

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FirstSearch
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A collection of approximately twelve databases covering a wide range of subjects. Many of these databases have been listed elsewhere on the online resources page. To view the entire list of FirstSearch databases, select “List all databases” on the FirstSearch screen. Help

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GPO Monthly Catalog (Government Printing Office)
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Indexes documents from all branches of the U.S. government, including Congressional reports, hearings, and debates; judiciary materials; and documents issued by the executive departments including Defense, State, Labor, and the Office of the President from 1976 to the present. Updated monthly. Available through FirstSearch. At the FirstSearch screen, use “Jump to Advanced Search” and select “GPO.” Help

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Handbook of Social Psychology
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 Searchable online version of the 5th edition of this reference work.  Topics covered include methodology and experimentation, gender, health, perception, identity, neuroscience, group relations, morality, social justice and more.
 
Humanities E-Book Project
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A digital collection of over 2500 full-text, cross-searchable titles in the humanities offered by the American Council of Learned Societies in collaboration with various member societies of the ACLS and 250 publishers. Subjects include: African, American, Asian, Latin American, European (Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, and Modern), Middle Eastern, World/Comparative, Byzantine/Mediterranean and Australasian/Oceanian history, plus history of the Native Peoples of the Americas and of Science and Technology. 500 titles are added annually. Help

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The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism
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Compiled by 275 specialists from around the world and including almost 300 entries, the Guide presents a comprehensive historical survey of the literary theory's most important figures, schools, and movements. Browse by topic, name, or alphabetically by entry. Updated annually. Help
JSTOR
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Provides full text access to a core collection of nearly 600 academic journals in the arts and sciences from the first published issue to the most recent two to five year moving wall with links to more recent issues of selected titles in Project Muse. The disciplines covered are: African American Studies, African Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Art & Architecture, Asian Studies, Business & Finance, Classical Studies, Ecology, Economics, Education, Film Studies, History, Jewish Studies, Language & Literature, Latin American Studies, Mathematics & Statistics, Middle East Studies, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, Slavic Studies, Sociology, and Women's Studies.

 

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Lexis-Nexis
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Provides full text access to local, regional, U.S., and international news sources in English and other languages. It also provides access to business, legal, and medical news and journals. Dates vary.

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Literary Market Place Online
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Online version of Literary Market Place and International Literary Market Place. Provides access to a directory of book industry data including publishers, agents, distributors, manufacturers, associations and more. Help
Literature Criticism Online
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Online version of the Thomson Gale series: Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism, Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, Contemporary Literary Criticism, Short Story Criticism, and Shakespearean Criticism. Coverage begins with volumes published in January, 2007. For earlier volumes, consult the print collection in the Library's periodicals room, 112. Help

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MEDLINE
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Provides abstracts and selective full text of over 19,000 sources in the international biomedical literature from 1950 to the present. MEDLINE is the electronic version of Index Medicus, Index to Dental Literature, and International Nursing Index. Health services administration, nutrition, psychiatry, toxicology, and veterinary medicine are also covered. Published by the National Library of Medicine. Updated daily. Available through FirstSearch. At the FirstSearch screen, use “Jump to Advanced Search” and select “MEDLINE.” Help

MLA Directory of Periodicals

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Offers detailed information on over 5,500 journals, with 4,400 currently indexed in the International Bibliography.  Entries include editorial contact information, as well as frequency, circulation, subscription prices and submission guidelines.  Available through EBSCOhost.
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MLA International Bibliography
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Indexes over 6,500 journals, books, essay collections, proceedings, dissertations, and bibliographies concerning literature, language, linguistics, and folklore from 1926 to the present. Updated nine times a year. Available through EBSCOhost.
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OmniFile Full Text Mega (formerly WilsonWeb)
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Indexes and provides selective abstracts and full text of popular and scholarly periodicals in business, education, science, humanities, social sciences, and general periodical literature. Coverage is from 1982 to the present.

Rosemont College Library has back indexes in print of:

  • Nineteenth Century Reader’s Guide to Periodical Literature, 1890-1899: with supplementary indexing, 1900-1922
  • Reader’s Guide to Periodical Literature v. 1 (1900/1904)-v. 56 (1996)
  • Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature Supplement v. 1 (1907/15) – v. 2 (1916/1919)
  • International Index to Periodical Literature v. 3 (1920/1923) - v. 18 (Apr 1964/Mar 1965)
  • Social Science and Humanities Index v. 19 (Apr 1965/Mar 1966) – v. 27 (Apr 1973/Mar 1974)
  • Social Science Index v. 1 (1974) – v. 22 (1996)
  • Humanities Index v. 1 (Apr 1974/Mar 1975) – v. 22 (Apr 1995/Mar 1996)
  • Business Periodicals Index v. 1 (Jan 1958/June 1959) – v. 39, no. 7 (March 1997)
  • Education Index v. 3 (July 1935/June 1938) – v. 46 (July 1995/June 1996)
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Orlando: Women's Writing in the British Isles
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Provides entries on over 1,000 author's lives and writing careers, contextual material, timelines, sets of internal links and bibliographies.  Coverage is from the earliest times to the present. Help

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Philosopher's Index
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Indexes and abstracts journal articles, book chapters in philosophy and related interdisciplinary fields from 1940 to the present. Topics covered include ethics, aesthetics, metaphysics, the philosophy of religion, philosophy of education, philosophy of science, political philosophy, social philosophy, and more. Updated quarterly. Available through EBSCOhost. Help
Project Muse
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Full text collection of over 400 scholarly, peer reviewed journals in the arts, humanities, and social sciences from nearly 30 university presses and scholarly societies, including The Johns Hopkins University Press and The Brookings Institution. Dates vary from 1990 to the present. Links are provided to back issues of selected titles in JSTOR Help
PsycARTICLES
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Provides full text access to more than 50 journals published by the American Psychological Association, the APA Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association, and Hogrefe Publishing Group.  Coverage is from 1985 to the present.  Updated daily.  Available through Ovid Technologies.  At the Ovid news page, click the "Continue" button.  Then choose "Your Journals@Ovid" to search PsycARTICLES. Help
PsycINFO
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Indexes and abstracts journal articles, books and book chapters, and dissertations on psychology and psychological aspects of other disciplines. Coverage is from 1806 to the present. Available through Ovid Technologies. At the Ovid news page, click the "Continue" button. Then choose "PsycINFO" from the database list. Rosemont College Library has PsycINFO in print from v. 1, 1927 to v. 87, 2000. Help

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Sports in America
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Online encyclopedia of sports topics in American society, covering history, biographies, events and media coverage, law and governing bodies, and more. Entries can be searched by keyword, browsed alphabetically or using chronologies, or explored by subject using the Topic Finder. Available through Sharpe Online Reference. Help
Statistical Abstract of the United States
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Online version of the Statistical Abstract of the United States. Authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States from 1878 to the present. Sources of data include the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and many other Federal agencies and private organizations.

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Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000
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Provides full-text access to more than 30,000 pages of documents pertaining to women and social movements. Also includes a dictionary of social movements and organizations, a chronology of U.S. women's history, reviews, and teaching tools. Help
World Shakespeare Bibliography Online
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Provides annotated citations of articles and books about Shakespeare and his works, reviews of productions on stage and screen, and other popular and scholarly materials published or produced internationally in over 92 languages. Published by the Johns Hopkins University Press for the Folger Shakespeare Library. WSB ONLINE includes and expands the annual bibliography found in Shakespeare Quarterly. Updated regularly. Over the course of a year, coverage will move forward at least one year and backward at least three years. Help
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WorldCat
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Contains records of millions of books, manuscripts, web resources, videos and other materials published worldwide in over 400 languages from 1000 BCE to the present. Records include a list of libraries region wide owning a given title. Updated daily.  Available through FirstSearch.  At the FirstSearch screen, use "Jump to Advanced Search" and select "WorldCat." Help

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