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Academic OneFile
Peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. A Gale database.

Academic Search Complete
Multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. An Ebsco Database.

ACLS Humanities E-Book
The ACLS e-book collection includes over 4,300 full-text, e-books in all areas of the humanities (art, literature, religion, philosophy, ethics and history) written by scholars in their respective fields and published by university presses or scholarly societies. This collection is especially strong in history.

AgEcon Search
Free open access repository of full-text scholarly literature in agriculture and applied economics, including agribusiness, food supply, environmental and natural resource economics, agricultural trade, and more. Coverage includes journal articles, conference papers, working papers, and some book chapters and government documents.

Agriculture Collection
With broad coverage of agriculture and its related fields, this collection is comprised of nearly 200 titles, providing researchers with current and authoritative content that spans the industry - from practical aspects of farming to cutting edge scientific research in horticulture. A Gale database. More.

Index of citations to the agricultural literature, from the National Agricultural Library. Topics include all aspects of agriculture plus the life science. Some examples include plant and animal sciences, forestry, soil and water resources, agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, alternative farming systems, and food and nutrition. Thousands of the records are linked to online full-text documents. Citations include books, journal articles, book chapters, technical reports, audiovisuals, and more.

International public domain database on agricultural science and technology. The majority of records are citations from scientific journals, many of which contain links to the full-text of the publication.

AHFS Consumer Medication Information
Trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information, available in both English and Spanish. Published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, AHFS includes more than a thousand drug information monographs written in lay language for consumers and content is updated monthly. An Ebsco database.

Alt Health Watch
Focuses on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness, and includes many full-text and peer-reviewed articles. An Ebsco database.

American Film Scripts
Over 1,000 scripts with detailed information on the scenes, characters and people related to them. An Alexander Street Press resource.

Applied Science & Technology Source
Covers a wide variety of applied science specialties - from acoustics and aeronautics to neural networks and nuclear and civil engineering. Includes leading trade and industrial journals, professional and technical society journals, specialized subject periodicals, buyers' guides, directories and conference proceedings. An Ebsco Database. More.

Art Museum Image Gallery
Over 165,000 superior quality images covering time periods ranging from 3000 B.C. to the present day. The collection represents art from the cultures of Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas, including Native American and Meso-American peoples. An Ebsco database.

Associates Programs Source
Contains nearly 1,000 full-text journals in all subject areas. Designed specifically for the research needs of two-year colleges, and provides comprehensive coverage of the most relevant associates program level content. An EBSCO database.

Audio Drama: The L.A. Theatre Works Collection
More than 200 dramatic works in streaming audio. "The plays are performed by leading actors from around the world [and] are recorded specifically for online listening." An Alexander Street resource.


Britannica Academic Edition
Combines the Encyclopaedia Britannica with Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary plus magazine and journal articles, news feeds, full text primary sources, an interactive world atlas, photographs, videos, biographies, famous quotations, and more. Comprehensive and authoritative. Available to all New Yorkers through NOVELNY.

Business Economics and Theory Collection
With a strong emphasis on titles covered in the EconLit database, this collection provides academic journals and magazines focusing on topics in economics. Perfect for business classes, users will find more than 150 full-text journals to support their research. A Gale database.

Business Insights: Essentials
Information about companies and industries. Includes investment research reports, industry rankings, profiles, market share data, and company histories. A Gale database.

Business Source Complete
Articles on all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. Includes journal articles, financial data, books, statistics, case studies, industry & market research reports, company profiles, and SWOT analyses. An Ebsco database.


Images of art from around the world, representing the collections of prominent museums. An OCLC database.

Canadian Reference Centre
Canadian and international magazines and newspapers in full-text. An Ebsco database.

Chronicle of Higher Education
Latest news and trends in information technology, distance education, management, finance, and policy. Coverage: 1995 to present.

CINAHL Plus with Full Text
Main database for literature in nursing and selected allied health fields. Coverage includes journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, critical paths, and selected conference proceedings. For nursing, there is overlap with CINAHL and MEDLINE (see below). CINAHL covers primarily English-language journals and includes smaller journals not covered by MEDLINE, plus more choices of nursing-focused subject headings. An Ebsco database. For help searching CINAHL (including limiting searches to nursing journals), see the Tompkins Cortland Library's CINAHL Guide.

Communications and Mass Media Collection
Magazines, journals, newspapers, audio and video covering various aspects of both interpersonal and mass media communications including journalism, marketing, linguistics, and communication technologies. A Gale database.

Computer Database
Computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications and the application of technology. A Gale database.

Computer Source
Includes computer science, programming, artificial intelligence, cybernetics, information systems, robotics and software, and full-text technical journals and consumer computer titles. An Ebsco database.

Criminal Justice Collection
Magazines, journals, newspapers, audio and video covering all aspects of criminal justice and the law. Good for such topics as forensics, community policing, rights of detainees, and false confession. A Gale database.

Culinary Arts Collection
Full-text articles from the major cooking and nutrition magazines, including recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information. A Gale database.


Diversity Studies Collection
Collection of more than 150 journals explores cultural differences, contributions and influences in our global community. A Gale database.


Ebook Central
Over 150,000 academic e-books covering all subject areas.

All Ebsco Databases
Searches all Ebsco Databases at one time.

EBSCO eBook Collection
Ebooks in the fields of nursing, medicine and health.

Education Source
Education Source is designed to meet the needs of education students, professionals and policy makers. The extensive collection includes full text for more than 1,700 journals, 550 books and monographs, education-related conference papers, citations for over 4 million articles including book reviews. Coverage in Education Source spans all levels of education from early childhood to higher education and also includes educational specialties such as multilingual education, health education and testing. An Ebsco database.

Energy & Power Source
Full-text database designed to support the informational needs of the energy and power industries. An Ebsco database.

Entrepreneurial Studies Source
Articles books, case studies, company profiles and over 600 videos with transcripts and related articles from the Harvard Faculty Seminar Series and Vator.TV, one of the world's largest social network sites for high-tech entrepreneurs. To search for videos, click on "More" in the navigation bar at the top of the page. An Ebsco database.

Environment Complete
Coverage of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, and renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, and more. Includes many of the most used journals in the field. An Ebsco database.

Environmental Studies and Policy Collection
Collection of over 800 journals and 6 reference titles covering environmental issues and policies. A Gale database.

Index to journal articles and reports in education. Includes selected full-text articles. An Ebsco database.


Films on Demand
Over 24,000 educational videos covering all topics.

Fine Arts and Music Collection
Find magazine and journal articles about drama, music, art history, and filmmaking. A Gale database. More.


Gale Power Search
Searches all the Gale databases at once.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Over 250 academic reference encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Learn how to use GVRL to Find Background Material

Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture Collection
Collection of over 50 journals focusing on gardening, landscaping, and botany. Useful for farmers, landscape architects, and biotechnologists and covers both the practical aspects as well as the scientific theory of horticulture studies. A Gale database.

Gender Studies Collection
This collection of journals aims to provide balanced coverage of this significant aspect of our culture, covering such topics as gender studies, marriage and the family, and health. A Gale database.

General Science Collection
Over 1,000 peer-reviewed journals, providing current information on the latest scientific developments. A Gale database.

Coverage of environmental concerns, including global warming, energy conservation, natural resources, and pollution. An Ebsco database.


An excellent database for primary sources from the U. S. Civil War, HarpWeek gives you access to the full-text and images of Harper's Weekly magazine covering the years 1857- 1865. During the Civil War, Harper's Weekly was the most widely read and influential periodical in the United States. This database can be tricky to search, but help is always available.

HathiTrust is a partnership of major research institutions with a collection of over ten million volumes of which 30% are in the public domain. Check the box for Full view only.

Health Reference Center Academic
Health-related full-text articles and abstracts from scholarly journals and popular magazines. A Gale database. More.

Health Source: Consumer Edition
Collection of consumer health information including full-text from magazines, pamphlets, and books. An Ebsco database.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
Scholarly full-text journal index focusing on many medical disciplines, particularly nursing and allied health. An Ebsco database.

Home Improvement Collection
Nearly 100 home improvement focused titles, for hobbyists and professional carpenters alike. Coverage includes such topics as architectural techniques, tool and material selection, and zoning requirements. A Gale database.

Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection
Articles on both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism field, including cultural aspects of travel, leisure activities, and economic aspects of tourism. A Gale database.

Humanities Source
Articles covering all aspects of the humanities including literature, the arts, history, philosophy and religion. Includes worldwide content pertaining to literary, scholarly, and creative thought. An EBSCO database.


Information Plus Reference Series
In-depth, authoritative information on selected social issues. A Gale database.

Information Science and Library Issues Collection
Includes content from more than 100 leading industry journals with current and accurate information for this fast-moving field. Some topics include information infrastructure, data processing techniques, and metadata architectures. A Gale database.

Insurance and Liability Collection
Covers both physical and intellectual assets and includes such topics as labor relations, mortgage banking, and legal issues. A Gale database. More.


JSTOR: Early Journal Content
The journal content in JSTOR published prior to 1923 in the United States and prior to 1870 elsewhere is now freely available to anyone, anywhere in the world. This "Early Journal Content" includes discourse and scholarship in the arts and humanities, economics and politics, and in mathematics and other sciences. It includes nearly 500,000 articles from more than 200 journals.


LGBT Life with Full Text
Full text for more than 130 of the most important and historically significant LGBT journals, magazines and regional newspapers, as well as more than 170 full-text monographs/books. An Ebsco database.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text (LISTA)
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. An Ebsco database.

Literary Reference Center Plus
Information on thousands of authors and their works. Includes reference works, books, literary journals, and more, featuring an expansive collection of author biographies, plot summaries & work overviews, full-text essays, literary reference books, cover-to-cover full text for literary magazines & journals, book reviews, poems from hundreds of sources, short stories, classic texts, and author interviews. An Ebsco database.

Literary Sources
Biographies, bibliographies and critical analyses of more than 120,000 authors from every age and literary discipline. Covers world literature and authors throughout history and includes over 150,000 full-text poems and over 800,000 poetry citations as well as short stories, speeches and plays. See Search Tips. A Gale Database.

Covering world literature and authors throughout history, over 150,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. A Gale Database.


MEDLINE with Full Text
Index of journal literature in clinical medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, public health, allied health, and the basic biomedical sciences. MEDLINE can also be searched using a publicly available free web interface called PubMed (see below) which is a good choice for students once they leave Tompkins Cortland. An Ebsco database.

Military & Government Collection
News pertaining to all branches of the military with full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals. An Ebsco database.

Military and Intelligence Database Collection
Content from over 400 journals, covers all aspects of the past and current state of military affairs. Key subjects covered include: socioeconomic effects of war, governmental policies, and the structure of armed forces. A Gale database.


National Fire Codes Subscription Service All Access
Provides online access to every NFPA® code, standard, and Handbooks. Written by leading electrical and fire protection authorities, Handbooks contain expert commentary and graphics to help clarify code concepts and eliminate confusion. See Product Detail in the NFPA Catalog.

National Newspaper Index
Search America's top newspapers: the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Christian Science Monitor, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post and USA Today. [Citation only - no full-text] A Gale Database.

New York State Newspapers
Articles from newspapers published in the state of New York, including the New York Post, New York Times, Newsday, Buffalo News, Niagara Falls Reporter, and (Glen Falls) Post-Star. A Gale database.

Newspaper Source Plus
Articles from more than 700 newspapers as well as transcripts of television and radio news programs. An Ebsco database.

Articles from over 1,000 newspapers from around the world including Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Christian Science Monitor, Financial Times (London), New York Times, The Times (London), and USA Today. A Gale database.

Near real-time access to top world-wide news from Associated Press, United Press International, PR Newswire, Xinhua, CNN Wire, and Business Wire. Includes the top world-wide news articles of the past 30 days. An Ebsco database.

Nursing and Allied Health Collection
Covers all aspects of the nursing profession, from direct patient care to health care administration, and is suitable for both professional nurses and nursing students. A Gale database.

Nursing Videos
Over 1400 nursing videos designed to help nursing students excel in their studies, pass licensure exams, and prepare for long-term career success. Topics include nursing foundations and skills, patient care, diseases and disorders, academic success skills, and career development and exploration. From Films on Demand.


OmniFile Full Text Select
Full-text articles from approximately 2,700 publications, many of which are peer-reviewed. Ebsco database provided by South Central Regional Library Council.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Different perspectives on many social, political, and economic issues. Viewpoint articles, topic overviews, and statistics are included. A Gale database.


Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection
Includes over 100 titles covering physical therapy and sports medicine, and is suitable for both researchers and practitioners. A Gale database.

Points of View Reference Center
Multiple sides of a current issue. An Ebsco database.

Popular Culture Collection
Articles about popular culture - including art, fashion, movies, television, music, technology and social media. A Gale database.

Popular Magazines
1,000 of the most searched magazines; titles were selected based on actual publication searches performed by library patrons. This database is 100% full text and includes over 600 titles recommended by Bowker's "Magazines for Libraries" including Consumer Reports, Time, National Geographic, The New Yorker, Newsweek, Vanity Fair, US News and World Report, Vogue, Fortune, Business Week, National Review, Cosmopolitan, and NPR. A Gale database.

Over 15,000 2-minute streaming video clips with transcripts from experts on business, leadership and entrepreneurship. Works best with Chrome, Firefox and IE10 (earlier versions of IE aren't able to display the menus).

Prendismo: Hospitality Collection
Two-minute streaming video clips, with transcripts, from experts in the hospitality industry. Works best with Chrome, Firefox and IE10 (earlier versions of IE aren't able to display the menus).

Professional Development Collection
Designed for professional educators, this collection has over 500 high-quality education journals and more than 200 reports. An Ebsco database.

Complete text of articles from more than 80 journals published by the American Psychological Association and allied organizations, as far back as 1894. An Ebsco database.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
Comprehensive in scope, this database includes over 500 publications from the U.S., Canada, Europe, Japan and Australia, with full text dating back as far as 1965. Almost all of the publications are scholarly, covering all aspects of clinical and experimental psychology. An Ebsco database.

Psychology Collection
Provides access to over 400 full-text periodicals. In addition to scholarly journals, Psychology Collection includes magazines and professional literature, making it easier to understand what is happening in the world of psychological research. A Gale database.


Regional Business News
Coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. See Coverage List. An Ebsco database.

Religion and Philosophy Collection
This is a good starting point for research on current ethical dilemmas (environment, bioengineering, interpersonal conflicts, conflicts of values) as well as for learning about the history of world religions and history of philosophy, including the basis of our political systems. An Ebsco database.

Religion and Philosophy Collection
Users of this collection can research different religions and philosophies and how they impact our daily lives. The collection is comprised of 250 periodicals, many of which are full-text. A Gale database.


The full text of over 3,000 scholarly journals from the publisher Elsevier. Best with Internet Explorer 10 or higher, or the most recent versions of Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

SCOLA receives and re-transmits foreign TV programming from around the world and provides other foreign language resources, language lessons, and learning material.

The largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. Delivering a comprehensive overview of the world's research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities.

Small Business Collection
Useful for business students and entrepreneurs, this compilation provides insights, tips, strategies and success stories. A Gale database.

Social Sciences Full Text
Subject coverage includes broad coverage of the social sciences: addiction studies, anthropology, community health & medical care, communications, economics, environmental studies, ethics, family studies, gender studies, geography, international relations, law, mass media, minority studies, political science, psychiatry, psychology, public welfare, social work, and urban studies. This database emphasizes scholarly journals with complete coverage of 215 journals back to 1995, and citations from another 400 journals back as far as 1983. An Ebsco database.

Full text, online nursing resources including reference works, test preparation and instructional videos. You must click "I accept" at the first page to acknowledge the end-user agreement to get to the STAT!Ref site. Mobile access is available.


Teacher Reference Center
Try this database if you are finding information on your topic, but need scholarly articles. It includes content from 280 high-quality scholarly journals. The results are a mix of complete articles and abstract only. An Ebsco database.


U.S. History Collection
Well-rounded coverage of both the current thinking and events in US History, as well as scholarly work being established in the field. A Gale database.


Vocational and Career Collection
Covers topics such as computer & data processing, electrical technology, nursing, interior design, law enforcement & criminal justice, marketing & advertising, hospitality & tourism, and construction. An Ebsco database. More.

Vocations and Careers Collection
Provides content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals. A Gale database. More.


War & Terrorism Collection
Researchers and students of history, social science, and current events will gain insight into conflicts: their causes, their impact, and how they are perceived on a global scale. Almost 100 full-text periodicals are included. Coverage begins in 1980. More. A Gale database.

Women and Social Movements in the United States 1600-2000
Contains books, images, documents, scholarly essays, commentaries, and bibliographies organized around important historical themes. Look here for a wealth of primary sources in U.S. history. An Alexander Street Press resource.

World History Collection
As any historian will state, the study of history is as much about the present as the past: to that end, this collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the current thinking and events in World History, as well as scholarly work being established in the field. This compilation of journals provides robust and balanced coverage of this field, useful both to the novice historian as well as to the advanced academic researcher. A Gale database.

OCLC catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide contains over 61 million records. You can use this database to request items through the Tompkins Cortland interlibrary loan service.

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