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Academic Search Premier
Contains full text articles from over 3460 scholarly publications in fields such as social science, the humanities, education, computer science, linguistics, literature, medicine, and ethnic studies. Some references are citation only. Guide | Terms of Use


Alt HealthWatch
Offers articles on complementary and alternative medicine and focuses on holistic and integrated approaches to health care. Contains full text articles from over 170 international reports, proceedings and newsletters, plus hundreds of pamphlets, special reports and book excerpts. Guide | Terms of Use

Annual Reviews
Since 1932, Annual Reviews has offered comprehensive, timely collections of critical reviews written by leading scientists. Annual Reviews publications are among the most highly cited in scientific literature. Library has access to the Annual Reviews Social Science Suite. Copyright & Permissions

APA PsycNet
The APA PsycNET platform provides access to two of APA's products: APA Handbooks and PsycTESTS, as well as access to journal articles published by APA. APA Handbooks is a subset of PsycBOOKS database that includes full-text of books in APA Handbooks in Psychology series. PsycTESTS is a repository for the full text of psychological tests and measures as well as a rich source of structured information about the tests, which is also available on the EBSCO platform.

Business Source Complete
This is the world's definitive scholarly business database, providing the leading collection of bibliographic and full text content. As part of the comprehensive coverage offered by this database, indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals back as far as 1886 are included. In addition to the searchable cited references provided for more than 1,200 journals. Guide | Terms of Use


Counseling and Psychotherapy Transcripts, Client Narratives, and Reference Works
A searchable collection containing real transcripts of therapy and counseling sessions and first-person narratives illuminating the experience of mental illness and its treatment, as well as reference works to contextualize the primary material. New material is added on a biweekly basis and, when complete, the database will contain more than 2,000 session transcripts, 40,000 pages of client narratives, and 25,000 pages of secondary reference material. The database currently includes approximately 34,600 pages of material, including more than 9,000 pages of session transcripts, more than 11,000 pages of client narratives, and more than 13,000 pages of secondary reference material. Terms of Use (License Agreement)

Counseling and Therapy in Video
Provides the largest and richest online collection of video available for the study of social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling—400 hours and more than 330 videos on completion. The collection's wealth of video and multiplicity of perspectives allow students and scholars to see, experience, and study counseling in ways never before possible.

Ideal for training in social work, psychology, education, and all of the helping professions, this collection lets you access hundreds of cross-searchable therapy sessions, case consultations, training videos, demonstrations, lectures, discussions, and workshops together with dozens of classroom and discussion guides. Terms of Use

Criminal Justice Periodical Index
Indexes journals in corrections, criminal law, criminology, drug abuse, family law, juvenile justice, police studies, prison administration, rehabilitation, and security systems. Includes some full text articles. Guide | Terms and Conditions

Dash!
Dash! from ebrary currently houses some of the dissertation proposals online. It is acessed from within ebrary or from from a link in the proposal catalog record. Terms of Use for staff reference.

eBook Collection - previously NetLibrary (EBSCO)
Provides access to a collection of e-books. Guide | Terms of Use

ebrary (ProQuest)
Over 50,000 ebook in the following subject areas:

Anthropology Business & Economics
Computers & IT Education
Engineering & Technology Interdisciplinary & Area Studies
History & Political Science Law, International Relations, & Public Policy
Language, Literature & Linguistics Life Sciences
Medical Humanities
Nursing & Allied Health Physical Sciences
Psychology & Social Work Religion, Philosopy, & Classics
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EBSCOhost Research Databases
Lists and describes the different EBSCO databases. Can search one database or several. Also has links to the list of titles in each database. Guide | Terms of Use

EDGAR
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's EDGAR database provides free public access to corporate information of publicly traded companies. EDGAR provides access to annual reports (aka the 10K), executive compensation, initial public offerings as well as other mandated filings to the SEC. Guide

Education Research Complete
Covers all levels of education from early childhood to higher education, and all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education, and testing. Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 1,500 journals, and includes full text for more than 750 journals, 100 books and monographs, and numerous education-related conference papers. Guide | Terms of Use

Emerald Management Xtra
Includes full text articles covering management subjects, such as strategy, leadership, library and information management, marketing and human resource management, plus a substantial number of engineering, applied science and technology titles. Guide

ERIC from EBSCOHost
Provides indexing and abstracting for over 1,000 education-related journals, and includes full text of more than 2,200 ERIC digests and other documents. Searching ERIC on EBSCOHost will provide easy linking to full text available from other EBSCOHost databases, including Education Research Complete and Academic Search Premier. Guide | Terms of Use

ERIC from government
Indexes educational articles and documents back to 1966, available free of charge.

EThOS: Electronic Theses Online Service (British Library) Free!
Search across 250,000+ theses for free and order for full text quickly and easily. Many UK institutions support Open Access to their theses, so download of their digital and digitised theses is free to the researcher. A small number of participating institutions may not be able to offer Open Access and in this case the researcher may have to pay for the digitisation. About | FAQs | Terms and Conditions of Use

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas. Guide | Terms of Use

Google Scholar (Linked to full-text @Alliant)
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research. The Alliant Library has configured Google Scholar to work with our link resolver and databases to link to full-text when possible.
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GreenFile
Offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records. Guide | Terms of Use

Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HaPI)
Describes assessment instruments (e.g. questionnaires, rating scales, interview forms) for health and behavioral sciences. Contains some references to journal articles and Mental Measurements Yearbooks for reviews and critiques of instruments. Guide | Terms of Use

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
Offers full text articles from almost 580 scholarly journals and abstracts for over 615 journals on several medical fields. Includes Merriam-Webster’s Medical Desk Dictionary. Guide | Terms of Use

Health Source Consumer Edition
Covers information on topics such as nutrition, childcare, sports medicine, pediatric and adult health, behavioral health, and women’s health. Offers full text articles from over 190 journals and abstracts for over 2800 general and professional publications. Includes Merriam-Webster’s Medical Desk Dictionary. Guide | Terms of Use

Journal Citation Reports (Social Sciences edition) (2008)
Contains data from over 1,700 journals in the social sciences. Journal Citation Reports® is published annually in two editions. Journal performance metrics offer a systematic, objective means to critically evaluate the world's leading journals.
* Delivers quantifiable statistical information based on citation data
* Helps determine a publication’s impact and influence in the global research community
* Includes journal and category data
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JSTOR (Arts & Social Sciences IV Collection)
This collection has a strong focus on the professions of business, education, and law, and also includes titles in psychology and public policy and administration. Among the titles are highly influential and diverse publications from leading professional organizations in the fields of business and the social sciences. Help & FAQs | Terms and Conditions

LGBT Life with Full Text
Created with the assistance of the ONE Institute & Archives, contains a very significant collection of archival and present content in the area of LGBT studies. Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 80 LGBT-specific core periodicals, plus data mined from over 70 priority periodicals and over 5,000 select titles, and includes full text for 50 of the most important and historically significant LGBT journals, magazines and regional newspapers, as well as dozens of full text monographs. Guide | Terms of Use

LGBT Studies in Video
LGBT Studies in Video is a cinematic survey of the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people as well as the cultural and political evolution of the LGBT community. This first-of-its-kind collection features award-winning documentaries, interviews, archival footage, and select feature films exploring LGBT history, gay culture and subcultures, civil rights, marriage equality, LGBT families, AIDS, transgender issues, religious perspectives on homosexuality, global comparative experiences, and other topics. One of our primary partners for this collection is Frameline, a nonprofit media organization that produces the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, the oldest film festival devoted to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender programming currently in existence.

LexisNexis Academic
Provides access to over 10,000 full-text news, business, and legal sources using a variety of flexible search options. The news coverage includes deep backfiles and up-to-the-minute stories in national and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news, and non-English language sources. Use the included Company Dossier module to retrieve detailed company information and financial performance measures or identify and compare companies matching specific criteria. This product also provides access to the renowned Shepard's Citations® service for all federal and states court cases back to 1789. Guide | Terms and Conditions

LibGuides
Contains more than twenty guides for using the Alliant International University Library's resources.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)
Indexes more than 600 periodicals, plus books, research reports and proceedings. 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. Guide | Terms of Use

List of Online Journals (Full-Text)
This an compiled A-to-Z list of our entire journal collection available online full-text from all of our publishers, vendors and other online resources. Includes links to some eBooks. Terms and Conditions

Mango Languages
Learn a new language online. Foreign Courses: Spanish, French, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Greek, Arabic (Leventine), Farsi, Pashto, Urdu, Turkish, Hebrew, Korean, Vietnamese, Thai, Tagalog, Hindi, Irish, Dari & more in development... Terms and Conditions

MAS Ultra - School Edition
This comprehensive database, designed specifically for high school libraries, contains full text for nearly 500 popular, high school magazines including Americas Civil War, American Heritage, American History, Archaeology, Astronomy, Bioscience, Careers & Colleges, Civil War Times, Congressional Digest, Discover, Economist, History Today, Nation, National Review, New Republic, New Scientist, Popular Science, Science News, Scientific American, Smithsonian, World War II, etc. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for 84,774 biographies and 100,554 primary source documents. Additionally, MAS Ultra School Edition contains more than 350 reference books (including the Columbia Encyclopedia, the CIA World Fact Book and World Almanac & Book of Facts), an Image Collection of 235,186 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and expanded full text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines. Guide | Terms of Use

Medline with Full-Text
The world's most comprehensive source of full text for medical journals, providing full-text for more than 1,370 journals indexed in MEDLINE. Of those, more than 1,340 have cover-to-cover indexing in MEDLINE. | Terms of Use. This database is also available free of charge through PubMed at the National Library of Medicine.

Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print
Mental Measurements Yearbook, produced by the Buros Institute at the University of Nebraska, provides users with a comprehensive guide to over 2,000 contemporary testing instruments. Designed for an audience ranging from novice test consumers to experienced professionals, the MMY series contains information essential for a complete evaluation of test products within such diverse areas as psychology, education, business, and leadership. First published by Oscar K. Buros, the MMY series allows users to make knowledgeable judgments and informed selection decisions about the increasingly complex world of testing. MMY provides coverage from Volume 9 to the present. Also produced by the Buros Institute of Mental Measurements at the University of Nebraska, Tests in Print (TIP) serves as a comprehensive bibliography to all known commercially available tests that are currently in print in the English language. TIP provides vital information to users including test purpose, test publisher, in-print status, price, test acronym, intended test population, administration times, publication date(s), and test author(s). Terms of Use

Military & Government Collection
Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military, this database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of those sites. The Military & Government Collection provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals. The database also includes full text for 245 pamphlets and offers indexing and abstracts for nearly 400 titles. Some publications covered in this database include Air Force Comptroller, Army Reserve Magazine, Defence Studies, Global Security Review, JFQ: Joint Force Quarterly, Military Technology, National Review, Combat Edge, FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, Foreign Affairs, Naval Forces, and many more. Many full text titles are available in native (searchable) PDF, or scanned-in-color. Guide | Terms of Use

Newspaper Source
Includes full text from 238 sources, including 175 regional U.S. newspapers, 20 international newspapers, and 24 TV and radio news transcripts. Contains full text for the Los Angeles Times and transcripts from Face the Nation, CBS Evening News with Dan Rather, and 60 Minutes. Guide | Terms of Use

Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD)
An international organization dedicated to promoting the adoption, creation, use, dissemination and preservation of electronic analogues to the traditional paper-based theses and dissertations. This website contains information about the initiative, how to set up Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) programmes, how to create and locate ETDs, and current research in digital libraries related to NDLTD and ETDs.

OCLC First Search
Provides access to some indexes, including Books in Print, Periodical Abstracts, ERIC, Medline, Papers First, World Almanac and World Cat (a catalog of books, web resources, and other material cataloged by OCLC member libraries worldwide). Guide | Terms and Conditions

Open Access Theses and Dissertations
OATD aims to be the best possible resource for finding open access graduate theses and dissertations published around the world. Metadata (information about the theses) comes from over 600 colleges, universities, and research institutions. OATD currently indexes over 1.5 million theses and dissertations.

PEPweb Archives from EbscoHost
The PEP Archive is the definitive source of peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles from the field of psychoanalysis. Produced by Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing, Inc, the database offers the full text for 37 principal psychoanalytic journals and more than 50 classic psychoanalytic books dating as far back as 1871. In all, the database includes nearly 65,000 articles, book chapters, book reviews, letters and commentaries and more than 8,700 figures and illustrations.
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Primary Search
Primary Search provides full text for more than 70 popular, magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990. Terms of Use

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses - Full-text
Includes dissertations and theses from ProQuest. Titles published since 1997 are available in PDF digital format and have 24 page previews and full-text, called "Page Image - PDF." For earlier dissertations, you can order a copy for a price. Guide | Terms & Conditions

PsycARTICLES - Full-text from PsycARTICLES will appear in PsycINFO searches.
Covers general psychology as well as applied, clinical and theoretical research in psychology. Contains over 25,000 full text articles from 42 journals published by the American Psychological Association and allied organizations.

PsycBOOKS
Includes over 500 books from APA and some other publishers, plus over 1500 entries from the Encyclopedia of Psychology. May take awhile to download PDF files. Guide | Terms of Use

PsycCRITIQUES
Produced by the American Psychological Association (APA), is an electronic serial of book reviews featuring full text reviews of current scholarly and professional books in psychology. The database also contains critiques of popular films and trade books from a psychological perspective. More than 36,000 reviews are included, dating back to 1956. PsycCRITIQUES is indexed with controlled vocabulary from APA's Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms Guide | Terms of Use

PsycEXTRA Choose PsycEXTRA
Includes citations and some full-text to items not covered by PsycINFO: technical and annual reports, newsletters, newspapers, magazines, brochures, etc. Guide | Terms of Use

PsychiatryOnline
Includes searchable full text of the DSM-5, the DSM-IV Library (DSM-IV-TR, updates, Handbook of Differential Diagnosis, and cases), six journals published by the American Psychiatric Association, APA Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders, and The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Clinical Psychiatry. | Terms of Use

Psychotherapy.net New!
A collection of streaming videos - most of them demonstrations of psychotherapy and counselling sessions - featuring the leading contributors of our time and covering a wide range of modalities, populations and approaches.

PsycINFO
Contains citations and abstracts for psychology books, book chapters, and dissertations and journal articles. International in scope, indexes over 1,700 publications in 30 languages. Some citations link to full-text from PsycARTICLES and other EBSCOHost full-text resources.
Guide | Terms of Use

PsycTESTS
A repository for the full text of psychological tests and measures as well as a rich source of structured information about the tests. Help

PsycTHERAPY
A database of streaming psychotherapy demonstration videos; users may create playlists, clips, search transcripts of videos, and more.

ReportLinker New!
ReportLinker is a professional search engine which gives you access to an exclusive database of 1.2 million market reports and counting.Find and download unlimited official Industry reports, Company profiles and Market Statistics. Terms of Use

Regional Business News
Contains full text news wires with international news covering business, political, and economic spheres. Emphasizing current news, it covers only the most recent 30 days and is updated each day. Guide | Terms of Use

Research Library
Search for basic coverage of a broad range of subject areas including: arts, business, children, education, general interest, health, humanities, international, law, military, multicultural, psychology, sciences, social sciences, and women's interests. Guide | Terms & Conditions

Sage eReference
An online collection of 47 encyclopedias published by SAGE Publications. Full-text access to entries in the following subject areas: African American Studies, Aging & Gerontology, Anthropology, Business & Management, Communication & Media Studies, Counseling & Psychotherapy, Criminology & Criminal Justice, Economics, Education, Family Studies, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Geography, Health & Social Welfare, History, Politics, Psychology, Research Methods & Evaluation, Social Issues, Social Work & Social Policy, and Sociology.

Social Sciences Citation Index (Web of Science) Back again!
Indexes over 2,697 journals across 50 social science disciplines, as well as selected items from 3,500 of the world's leading scientific and technical journals, to 1956-present. Search by bibliographic information (subject, author, source) or by cited reference. Acceptable Use Policy

Social Science Research Network Free!
Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences. The SSRN eLibrary consists of two parts: an Abstract Database containing abstracts on over 261,200 scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers and an Electronic Paper Collection currently containing over 214,500 downloadable full text documents in Adobe Acrobat pdf format. The eLibrary also includes the research papers of a number of Fee Based Partner Publications. Terms of Use

SocINDEX with Full Text
Provides indexing and abstracts for over 750 core journals dating back to 1895, 575 priority-coverage journals, and 2,800 selective-coverage journals. Includes full text for 344 core journals and 129 priority-coverage journals, as well as full text for more than 700 books and monographs and 6,800 conference papers. Terms of Use

SPIN (InfoEd Global)
SPIN (Sponsored Programs Information Network) is a research funding opportunities database designed to provide up-to-date information on current national and international government and private funding sources. The SPIN website provides training videos to help you use the database or you may read through the Online Tutorial. Grants and Contracts recommends you sign in prior to using SPIN for increased functionality (instructions in Online Tutorial). Online Tutorial |

SpringerLink eBook Collection Behavioral Science
This collection contains monographs on specialized topics, practical professional books, invaluable reference works, and key textbooks. Terms and Conditions

Statista
Statista.com is the first statistics portal in the world to integrate over 85,000 diverse topics of data and facts from over 18,000 sources onto a single professional platform. Categorized into over 20 market sectors, Statista provides business customers, researchers, and the academic community with direct access to relevant quantitative facts on agriculture, finance, politics, and many more areas of interest. Sources of information include North American, European, and Asian market researchers, trade publications, scientific journals, and government databases.

World Bank Open Knowledge Repository
A collection of open access content published by the World Bank, including World Development Reports, Policy Research Working Papers, Economic and Sector Work studies and academic books.

WorldCat
Online catalog for OCLC member libraries. Contains records for books, web sites, films, journals, articles, manuscripts, maps, newspapers, sound recordings, videotapes, and includes 400 languages. Terms and Conditions