The Lancer Library Online Databases
CQ Researcher Weekly issues provide in-depth coverage on today’s hot issues. Each 12,000-word report contains an introductory overview; background and chronology on the topic; an assessment of the current situation; tables and maps; pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions; and bibliographies of key sources.
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ebrary Academic Complete Over 80,000 e-books from leading scholarly publishers across all academic subject areas. Set up your own account to highlight text, make notes, copy and paste, save or download books to your iPad.
Gale Databases We have a package of databases from the Gale Co. They include:
The first 3 databases cover from 1980-present.
- Expanded Academic ASAP Access scholarly journals, news magazines and newspapers - many with full text and images! Includes all academic disciplines.
- General One File A general interest database that integrates a variety of sources in one easy-to-use interface. Use it to find articles from magazines, reference books and newspapers, many with full-text and images.
- General Reference Center Contains articles from magazines, reference books, and newspapers, many with full-text and images.
- Literature Resource Center Full-text journal articles, literary criticism, reviews, biographical information, and overviews on over 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.
- Twaynes Author Series Six hundred full-text titles from the Twayne Literary Masters series, 200 each from World, US, and English authors.
- Scribner Writers Series Signed essays of 15-20 pages on more than 2,000 authors and literary genres drawn from the acclaimed Scribner print series.
- History Resource Center U.S. and History Resource Center World Full text articles from scholarly publications, reference works and journals. Includes maps, primary sources and historical documents.
- Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center Covering today’s hottest issues, features viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazine, academic journal, and newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts, and links to Websites.
- Biography Resource Center Integrates biographies from respected Gale Group sources with related full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals, as well as tens of thousands of images and links to handpicked web sites. Covers all eras and nationalities.
- Health and Wellness Center Includes nearly 400 health/medical journals, numerous reference volumes, over 700 health videos from partner Healthology, Inc., and hundreds of pamphlets and health-related articles from 2,200 general interest publications. Material contained in this resource center is intended for informational purposes only.
- Virtual Reference Library A collection of online reference sources. Includes The New Catholic Encyclopedia and Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia, plus many more!
- Student Resource Center Gold Covering all core curriculum areas - history, literature, science, social studies, and more, SRC - Gold provides a premium selection of reference material, more than 1,100 full-text periodicals and newspapers, primary sources, creative works, and multimedia, including hours of video and audio clips and podcasts.
- Informe A collection of full-text Hispanic magazines. Covers business, health, technology, culture, current topics and other subjects.
- Student Edition This periodical database is designed for high-school students. Contains a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers, podcasts and reference books for information on current events and most other subjects.
- Discovering Collection Covering all core curriculum areas; provides a premium selection of reference, primary sources, creative works and multimedia, including hours of video and audio clips.
- Student Resource Center, Junior; Junior Reference Collection; Junior Edition Three databases aimed at middle school students. Great for younger siblings to use!
- Kids Info Bits Developed especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5, available for any elementary age siblings.
Jstor This is an archival database of scholarly journals. That is, the magazines are all one to five years old and older. Many articles on all subjects are available, however the database does not contain current information.
LexisNexis Indexes 65 leading newspapers from the U.S. and around the world. Includes the New York Times and Washington Post back to 1980. Also includes 40 magazines, broadcast transcripts from major television and radio networks, wire services and foreign language news sources in Spanish, French, German, Italian and Dutch. The legal module contains all U.S. Supreme Court cases, state high court cases, federal and state laws, U.S. and state bills, Congressional record debates, and Congressional voting reports. Extensive statistics are also included.
Litfinder The full text of thousands of poems, essays and short stories. Includes some literary criticism.
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London Review of Books LRB is the largest literary magazine in Europe offering in-depth reviews of books, as well as features on topical and political matters, poems, and reviews of films and exhibitions. The full archive (from 1979 – present) contains over 700 issues – more than 12,500 full length articles.
Origins Use Origins to obtain important Catholic documents such as encyclicals, speeches and papal messages, pastoral letters by the bishops and diocesan policy statements.
Proquest Proquest Gold is a full-text database which delivers text and image coverage from more than 500 magazines and journals, plus more than 40 regional, national, and international newspapers. Proquest Historical Newspapers contains digital images of the full-runs of national newspapers. Fully searchable and goes back as far as 1851.
World Book Online The complete encyclopedia, with primary and secondary source databases plus e-books integrated in a single search. Also includes an atlas, a dictionary, and local and country research guides.
Using the Lancer Library Databases
The Saint Francis Library’s databases contain an incredible array of information from current newspapers to books to magazines articles. You can use these from home with usernames and passwords. A list of these passwords is available in the library and they have been emailed to all students – check your Saint Francis email account.
Use the Library Databases for all your research needs – including primary sources! You have access to magazines, newspapers, literary criticism, biographical and historical information, current events and health references.
Before using them, you should consider what kind of information you are looking for as not everything is found in every database. All databases will have a box where you can enter a subject or key word. If you do not find what you are looking for, try an advanced search or use the Help box for tips on effective searching. Still need help? Ask the librarians.
For current magazine articles:
- Expanded Academic ASAP (Gale)
- General Reference Center Gold (Gale)
- General One File (Gale)
- Proquest Gold
For current newspaper articles:
For historical information (books, magazines, newspapers, primary sources)
- History Resource Center U.S. (Gale)
- History Resource Center World (Gale)
- Proquest Historical Newspapers (back to 1851)
For literary criticism:
For viewpoints, background and statistics on hotly debated issues:
For Supreme Court Cases, state court cases, legal issues, federal and state bills:
For older academic journals on all subjects:
For Biographical information on people from all times and all places:
- Biography Resource Center (Gale)
For medical information from journals, magazines, and reference books:
- Health and Wellness Resource Center (Gale)
For entire reference books available online:
- Gale Virtual Reference Library (Gale)
For a large general encyclopedia:
For news in foreign languages:
For important Catholic documents: