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Art

ARTstor
Digital library of over one million images related to art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences.
ARTstor (and not ACC) requires that you create a free account before accessing.
Oxford Art Online
Online art collection that includes thousands of images and articles on artists, eras, and movements.

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Business & Economics

Business Abstracts with Full Text
Contains full-text articles from hundreds of key publications, and provides access to product evaluations, interviews, biographical sketches, corporate profiles, reports from associations and more.
Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Reference Center
Covers all aspects of business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR), including risk evaluation, emergency preparedness, and crisis communications.
Business Source Complete
Articles from scholarly journals and news magazines on topics in economics, marketing, management, advertising, and accounting.
Fairchild Books Library
eBook collection from fashion publisher, Bloomsbury. Topics include: construction, draping, fashion business management, history, illustration, journalism, marketing, promotion, theory, pattern making, styling, product development, sustainable fashion, textiles, and more. Many titles include interactive features such as quizzes, projects, case studies, and self-assessment.
Gale Business: Entrepreneurship
Covers all aspects of starting and operating a business, including accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, tax, and more.
Gale Business: Insights Global
Delivers comprehensive international business intelligence with over 460,000 company profiles, including 2,000 with deep links to related content and Refinitiv statistical data.
Mergent Intellect
Information on over 240 million private companies and 5,000 large public companies, plus five years worth of exportable financial statements. Census data, demographic profiles, and corporate families trees are also included.
O'Reilly for Higher Education
Over 45,000 titles from O’Reilly and 200+ trusted publishers, including Harvard Business Review, Pearson, and more. Also includes 30,000 hours of video from industry leaders as well as case studies from top companies.
Regional Business News
Articles from regional business publications on current events.
Small Business Reference Center
Offers a wide variety of information on small business and entrepreneurial subject areas, common business types, a help and advice section, and provides information on how to create business plans.
Statista
Statista consolidates statistical data on over 80,000 topics from more than 22,500 sources in business and government.
Vocational and Career Collection
Articles from trade and industry magazines and journals.
The Wall Street Journal (website)
All ACC faculty, students, and staff have unlimited access to WSJ.com, WSJ apps, podcasts, curated newsletters, and more. You must first register using your ACC email at WSJ.com/AustinCC. More information can be found at The Wall Street Journal: Membership Program

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Careers & Employment

Ferguson's Career Guidance Center
Industry and professional articles, school planning resources, and skills and career advice.
Gale In Context: College
Interdisciplinary content that reinforces the development of skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation.
Learning Express Library Plus
Tutorials and e-books to help with job preparation, career advancement, and college readiness, as well as practice tests for the TOEFL, MCAT, ACT, GMAT, LSAT, GRE, and AP tests. Also includes Computer Skills, Job & Career Accelerator, and Adult Learning centers..
Learning Express Library (and not ACC) requires that you register for a free account before accessing.
Vocational and Career Collection
Articles from trade and industry magazines and journals.

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Chemistry

AccessScience
Articles from the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology.
CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics Online
For over 100 years, the CRC Handbook has provided property data on chemical compounds and all physical particles that have been reported in the literature, carefully reviewed by subject experts.
Encyclopedia of Life Sciences
Articles about biochemistry and physiology, developmental biology, ecology, evolution, genetics, microbiology and plant science.
Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology
Articles on chemical substances, including their properties, manufacturing, and uses.
Science & Technology Collection
Articles from leading journals covering relevant aspects of the scientific and technical community.
Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia
Scientific encyclopedia that addresses every scientific discipline, from anatomy to computer science to physics.

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Computer Science

Computer Source
Articles from journals and magazines about computers, electronics, and the Internet.
O'Reilly for Higher Education
Over 45,000 titles from O’Reilly and 200+ trusted publishers, including Harvard Business Review, Pearson, and more. Also includes 30,000 hours of video from industry leaders as well as case studies from top companies.
Science & Technology Collection
Articles from leading journals covering relevant aspects of the scientific and technical community.

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Culinary Arts

AtoZ World Food
Thousands of recipes, food culture, and ingredient articles, plus essential culinary resources from around the world.

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Drama

Drama Online
Offering written plays, video, acting classes, scholarly critical books, and audio plays, Drama Online supports English Shakespeare curriculum, drama practitioner curriculum, and more.
Humanities Full Text
Provides full text, abstracts and bibliographic indexing of the most noted scholarly sources in the humanities, as well as specialized magazines.
On The Boards TV
Full-length, high-quality contemporary performance films by over 30 different artists. Performances are filmed at the On the Boards theater in Portland, in Austin, and in New York.

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Education

Ed.Flicks
Streaming video collection of early education career training videos.
Education Source
Full text of thousands of education journals, books, and conference papers. Coverage spans all levels of education and includes educational specialties such as multilingual education, health education, and testing.
Educational Administration Abstracts
Bibliographic records covering areas related to educational administration, including educational leadership, educational management, educational research and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.
ERIC
Maintained by the Department of Education, the ERIC website is the world's largest collection of education article citations.
ERIC (EBSCO)
EBSCO's ERIC interface links to full-text where available.
Gale OneFile: Informe Académico
Meets the research needs of Spanish-speaking users with a wide range of full-text Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines both from and about Latin America.
Gale Literature: LitFinder
Includes more than 132,000 full-text poems and 670,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays.
Gale OneFile: Educator's Reference Complete
Provides full text for titles in the ERIC database and covers multiple levels of education from preschool to college, and every educational specialty—such as technology, bilingual education, health education, and testing.
MAS Complete
Articles from popular magazines, plus some reference sources. Most articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexile).
Professional Development Collection
Articles on educational development, pedagogical theory, and practice.
Teacher Reference Center
Scholarly, peer-reviewed articles on topics in education.
TeachingBooks.net
Includes audio book readings, book discussion guides, lesson plans, and more, for over 40,000 children's and young adult books in English and Spanish.
Videatives
Streaming video collection that shows how children think. Learn how to support their learning and see how to prepare environments that engage children in rich problem solving.

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Environmental Science

AccessScience
Articles from the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology.
AGRICOLA
Article citations on all aspects of U.S. agriculture and life sciences.
Encyclopedia of Life Sciences
Articles about biochemistry and physiology, developmental biology, ecology, evolution, genetics, microbiology and plant science.
Gale In Context: Environmental Studies
Offers nearly 400 topic and state pages across the science, social studies, and humanities curriculum, including Water Privatization, Ecotourism, Air Pollution, Green Economy, and more.
GreenFILE
Article citations for topics such as global warming, energy conservation, natural resources, and pollution.
Science & Technology Collection
Articles from leading journals covering relevant aspects of the scientific and technical community.
Sustainability Reference Center
Full-text coverage of content relevant to many integral areas of sustainability initiative management.

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Government & Law

CQ Press Library
Includes CQ Almanac, Congress and the Nation, Historic Documents Series, and Politics in America.
CQ Researcher
In-depth coverage of political and social issues, with regular reports on international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the U.S. economy. Reports from 1991 - present.
HeinOnline Academic
U.S. federal & state case law, as well as multidisciplinary content in more than 100 subject areas, including history, political science, criminal justice, religious studies, international relations, women’s studies, pre-law, and many more.
Legal Collection
Articles about criminal justice, international law, federal law, organized crime, and ethics.
LegalForms
A comprehensive resource of Texas legal documents, continuously updated to reflect the latest state laws. Features include personalized forms, comprehensive descriptions of each form and its use, legal questions and answers from attorneys, and state-specific legal information.
Legal Information Reference Center
Top consumer legal reference books (including the Nolo series), plus thousands of multi-state forms to assist the general public in legal matters of all kinds.
Military Database
Covers topics across all government and military branches, including international relations, political science, criminology, defense, aeronautics and space flight, communications, civil engineering, and more.
Military & Government Collection
Articles and current news on U.S. and world military and government affairs.
Social Explorer
A web-based mapping and visualization tool, provides easy access to demographic information about the United States and thousands of interactive data maps going back to 1790.
Social Explorer (and not ACC) requires that you create a free account before accessing.
Statista
Statista consolidates statistical data on over 80,000 topics from more than 22,500 sources in business and government.

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Health & Medicine

Alt HealthWatch
Articles that focus on complementary, holistic, and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.
ASHP eBooks: Pharmacy Tech Collection
e-Book collection of pharmacy specific clinical and management information from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).
Behavior and Mental Health Online
Multimedia resource of over 2,500 videos and 3,500 books, documents and transcripts for studying and teaching in the areas of behavioral and mental health.
CINAHL Ultimate
Articles, books, dissertations, proceedings, newsletters, standards of practice, government publications, research instruments and patient education material.
Consumer Health Complete
Supports the information needs of patients and fosters an overall understanding of mainstream medicine and the many perspectives of complementary and holistic medicine.
Gale Health and Wellness
Comprehensive consumer health resource provides full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and more.
Gale Interactive: Human Anatomy
Manipulate and explore 3D models to better visualize and understand human anatomy with system and region focused activities. Reference and periodical content provide additional context for further understanding.
Gale OneFile: Health and Medicine
Articles from peer-reviewed journals, videos of medical procedures and live surgeries, and topic overviews.
Gale OneFile: Nursing & Allied Health
Provides access to authoritative content including full-text titles cited in CINAHL supporting specialized care, treatment, and patient management.
Gale OneFile: Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine
Provides access to academic journals and magazines covering the fields of physical therapy, physical fitness, and sports medicine.
Health Research Premium Collection
Broad collection of healthcare journals, evidence-based resources, and full-text dissertations.
Health Source - Consumer Edition
Articles from consumer health magazines, pamphlets, reference books, and Clinical Reference Systems reports.
Health Source - Nursing/Academic Edition
Articles from scholarly journals focusing on the medical disciplines.
MEDLINE (EBSCO)
Articles from biomedical journals maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
Note:  Please see Pubmed below to go directly to the NLM government link if you want to use ACC filters. (Limit your search to materials available through ACC, either in print or online, by clicking on the filters, like the filter for Nursing Journals or EMS journals.)
MedlinePlus
Produced by the National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus contains information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues for patients.
IBM Micromedex With Watson
Current, comprehensive drug, disease, and toxicology information, plus laboratory test and patient education information. Includes access to Red Book® drug packaging and pricing information.
Natural & Alternative Treatments
Evidence-based articles covering alternative therapies, herbs and supplements, functional foods, and homeopathy.
Nursing Books @ Ovid
Online collection of biomedical and nursing e-books.
Nursing Reference Center Plus
Evidence-based information resource including videos, images, and care sheets designed specifically for nurses.
Plumb's Veterinary Drugs
Created for veterinarians and pharmacists, PVB is the leading online resource for accessing up-to-date veterinary drug information.
PubMed
Searches Medline, and includes content from journals in the fields of medicine, nursing and allied health. Limit your search to articles types like systematic reviews or randomized controlled trials by clicking on the filters.
Salud en Espanol
Evidence-based reports and fact sheets in Spanish about consumer health and wellness.

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History

African American Heritage
Devoted exclusively to African American family history research, this collection was created in partnership with leading African American genealogists and recognized leaders in genealogical information to develop a comprehensive mix of resources, records, and tools.
American History
Spans more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history, highlighting the important people and events of the American experience.
Bibliography of Indigenous Peoples in North America
Articles on all aspects of native North American culture, history, and daily life.
Fold3 Library Edition
Provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. This continually-growing collection contains millions of records from world-class archives and is facilitated through a partnership with Ancestry.com
Gale In Context: Biography
More than 600,000 biographical entries covering international figures from all time periods and areas of study. Find people based on occupation, role, historical period, name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender.
Gale in Context: World History
Articles, essays, and primary documents about world history.
HeritageQuest Online
Comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past.
LGBTQ+ Source
Provides scholarly and popular LGBTQ publications in full text, plus historically important primary sources, including monographs, magazines and newspapers. It also includes a specialized LGBTQ thesaurus containing thousands of terms.

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Literature And Literary Criticism

Bloom's Literature
Examines great writers, important works, memorable characters, and influential movements and events in world literature.
Book Review Digest Plus
Brings together book reviews on a wide range of topics, from a variety of academic sources.
Comics Plus
Unlimited access to thousands of digital comics, graphic novels, and manga from popular and independent publishers.
Comics Plus (and not ACC) requires that you create a free account before accessing.
Essay & General Literature Index
Cites records contained in collections of essays and miscellaneous works published in the United States, Great Britain and Canada.
Gale Books & Authors
Reader’s advisory database that makes finding a great read much less challenging. With read-alikes, reviews, award winners and themed book lists, and more this resource answers the age-old question, “What do I read next?”
Gale Literature Criticism
Includes Gale's Short Story Criticism -- thousands of essays on the critical response to short story writers.
Gale Literature Resource Center
Contains up-to-date analysis, biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism, and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods, and from around the world.
Humanities Full Text
Provides full text, abstracts and bibliographic indexing of the most noted scholarly sources in the humanities, as well as specialized magazines.
Literary Reference Center
Provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes.
Oxford English Dictionary (OED) Online
The OED is considered by many to be the definitive record of the English language, featuring 600000 words, 3 million quotations, and over 1000 years of English.
Twentieth-Century American Poetry
Modern and contemporary American poetry from the early twentieth century to the present.
Twentieth-Century English Poetry
Modern and contemporary English poetry from the early twentieth century to the present.

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Multicultural Studies

Bibliography of Indigenous Peoples in North America
Articles on all aspects of native North American culture, history, and daily life.
Fuente Academica Premier
Spanish and English-language articles from scholarly journals published in Latin America, Portugal and Spain on all major subject areas.
Gale In Context: Biography
More than 600,000 biographical entries covering international figures from all time periods and areas of study. Find people based on occupation, role, historical period, name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender.
LGBTQ+ Source
Provides scholarly and popular LGBTQ publications in full text, plus historically important primary sources, including monographs, magazines and newspapers. It also includes a specialized LGBTQ thesaurus containing thousands of terms.
Race Relations Abstracts
Bibliographic database covering areas relevant to race relations, including ethnic studies, discrimination, immigration studies, and other areas of relevance to the discipline
Referencia Latina
Full-text Spanish-language database covering a broad array of subjects from a variety of sources, including reference books, general interest magazines and health reports.
SocINDEX with Full Text
Full-text, peer-reviewed sociology journals covering gender studies, criminal justice, social psychology, racial studies, religion and social work. It also includes thousands of author profiles and a sociological thesaurus.

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Music

Naxos Music Library
Streaming music library of classical, jazz, country, world, rock, pop, and blues.

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News And Newspapers

Austin American-Statesman Online
Articles from 1989 - present.
Gale OneFile: News
Provides access to more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as leading titles from around the world.
The New York Times (website)
All ACC faculty, students, and staff have full access to The New York Times website. You must first register using your ACC email at Access NYTimes. More information can be found at The New York Times: Academic Pass guide.
Newspaper Source Plus
Articles from hundreds of domestic and international newspapers and news magazines.
Regional Business News
Articles from regional business publications on current events.
Texas Reference Center
Magazines, journals, newspapers, and books about the history and culture of Texas.
TOPICsearch
Information on hot topics from newspapers, periodicals, and government sources.
US South Central Newsstream‎
Regional news and archives which stretch back to the 1980s featuring newspapers, newswires, and news sites in active full-text.
The Wall Street Journal (website)
All ACC faculty, students, and staff have unlimited access to WSJ.com, WSJ apps, podcasts, curated newsletters, and more. You must first register using your ACC email at WSJ.com/AustinCC. More information can be found at The Wall Street Journal: Membership Program
The Washington Post
Articles from 1987 to the present.

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Philosophy and Religion

Religion & Philosophy Collection
Articles about world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, epistemology, and the history of philosophy.

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Psychology

Behavior and Mental Health Online
Multimedia resource of over 2,500 videos and 3,500 books, documents and transcripts for studying and teaching in the areas of behavioral and mental health.
Gale OneFile: Psychology
Provides access to authoritative periodical content supporting research in all fields of psychology— abnormal, biological, cognitive, comparative, developmental, personality, quantitative, social and all areas of applied psychology.
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection
Articles on topics in psychiatry, psychology, and observational and experimental methods.

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Sciences

AccessScience
Articles from the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology.
AGRICOLA
Article citations on all aspects of U.S. agriculture and life sciences.
Applied Science and Technology Source Ultimate
Covering a wide variety of interdisciplinary applied science fields, includes nearly 2,500 active journals of which over 2,000 are peer-reviewed.
BBC Landmark Video Collection, Second Edition
Over 100 videos on topics in biology, anthropology, and general science including Blue Planet, Planet Earth, Big Cats, Dynasties, Life and more.
CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics Online
For over 100 years, the CRC Handbook has provided property data on chemical compounds and all physical particles that have been reported in the literature, carefully reviewed by subject experts.
Encyclopedia of Life Sciences
Articles about biochemistry and physiology, developmental biology, ecology, evolution, genetics, microbiology and plant science.
Gale in Context: Science
Provides contextual information on hundreds of science topics. Integrates reference content with headlines and videos.
GeoRef
Established by the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) in 1966, GeoRef contains over 3.1 million references to geoscience journal articles, books, maps, conference papers, reports and theses.
GreenFILE
Article citations for topics such as global warming, energy conservation, natural resources, and pollution.
Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology
Articles on chemical substances, including their properties, manufacturing, and uses.
PubAg
PubAg is a portal to USDA-authored and other highly relevant agricultural research. At launch, it delivers over 42,709 full-text journal articles by USDA staff and includes nearly 1,346,186 citations.
Gale in Context: Science
Provides contextual information on hundreds of science topics. Integrates reference content with headlines and videos.
Science & Technology Collection
Articles from leading journals covering relevant aspects of the scientific and technical community.
SciTech Premium Collection
Full-text theoretical and applied science literature including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, government publications, and more.
Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia
Scientific encyclopedia that addresses every scientific discipline, from anatomy to computer science to physics.

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Sociology

LGBTQ+ Source
Provides scholarly and popular LGBTQ publications in full text, plus historically important primary sources, including monographs, magazines and newspapers. It also includes a specialized LGBTQ thesaurus containing thousands of terms.
Social Explorer
A web-based mapping and visualization tool, provides easy access to demographic information about the United States and thousands of interactive data maps going back to 1790.
Social Explorer (and not ACC) requires that you create a free account before accessing.
SocINDEX with Full Text
Full-text, peer-reviewed sociology journals covering gender studies, criminal justice, social psychology, racial studies, religion and social work. It also includes thousands of author profiles and a sociological thesaurus.

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Technology

Applied Science and Technology Source Ultimate
Covering a wide variety of interdisciplinary applied science fields, includes nearly 2,500 active journals of which over 2,000 are peer-reviewed.
AWS Digital Library
Contains all electronic standards, specifications, methods, and guidelines for those who weld.
Gale: Chilton Library
Detailed information on vehicle maintenance and repair including step-by-step service procedures and ASE test prep quizzes.
Computer Source
Articles from journals and magazines about computers, electronics, and the Internet.
O'Reilly for Higher Education
Over 45,000 titles from O’Reilly and 200+ trusted publishers, including Harvard Business Review, Pearson, and more. Also includes 30,000 hours of video from industry leaders as well as case studies from top companies.
Science & Technology Collection
Articles from leading journals covering relevant aspects of the scientific and technical community.

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Texas History And Culture

Austin American-Statesman Online
Articles from 1989 - present.
Handbook of Texas Online
Encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture sponsored by the Texas State Historical Association.
Texas Digital Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970
Fire insurance maps of Texas produced by the Sanborn Map Company from the mid-1880s to 1970s.
Texas Reference Center
Magazines, journals, newspapers, and books about the history and culture of Texas.

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Multi Subject

Academic OneFile (Gale)
Provides millions of articles from over 17,000 scholarly journals and other authoritative sources, including thousands of podcasts as well as videos.
Academic Search Complete
Scholarly articles, news, and research on topics in most subject areas.
Academic Video Online
Over 70,000 streaming video titles from distributors such as PBS, BBC, and Sony that span a wide range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more.
BBC Landmark Video Collection, Second Edition
Over 100 videos on topics in biology, anthropology, and general science including Blue Planet, Planet Earth, Big Cats, Dynasties, Life and more.
CQ Researcher
In-depth coverage of political and social issues, with regular reports on international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the U.S. economy. Reports from 1991 - present.
Credo Reference
Online collection of general and subject-specific reference works on all major topic areas.
Ebook Central
e-Book collection of over 16,000 titles.
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Online collection of e-books on most topics.
Films on Demand
Educational streaming videos for most subject areas.
Flipster
View popular magazines including Consumer Reports, Essence, Forbes, People, Vogue and more via this digital newsstand. More information can be found at the Flipster Guide
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
Includes over 25,000 articles covering an array of topics.
Gale eBooks
Online collection of general and subject-specific encyclopedias on all major topic areas.
Gale General OneFile
General-interest periodical resource with millions of articles from magazines and journals.
JSTOR
Contains more than a thousand academic journals and over one million images, letters, and other primary sources.
Kanopy
Contains more than 18,000 streaming videos, including films from the Criterion Collection, festival circuit documentaries, and TV series.
Kanopy (and not ACC) requires that you create a free account before accessing.
MAS Complete
Articles from popular magazines, plus some reference sources. Most articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexile).
MasterFILE Complete
Articles on most topics including business, health, education, science, and social issues.
Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints
Articles with pro and con viewpoints from reference works, magazines, academic journals, newspapers, primary source documents, and government and organizational statistics.
Swank Digital Campus
Curated academic streaming video collection of feature films and documentaries.

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