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LIRN Library Database

LIRN Database
The Library and Information Resources Network (LIRN) provides a core library collection with access to over 60 million journal articles, books, encyclopedias, newspapers, magazines, and audio and video clips that support all academic programs.

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World Cat: The World's Largest Library Catalog
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Catalog of U.S. Government Publications
Indexes print and electronic publications created by Federal agencies. Provides links to full-text, when available. Coverage: 1994-present. (GPO)

ERIC (Official Dept. of Education Website)
Core database in education with citations and abstracts of journal articles, books, research reports, conference papers, technical reports, policy papers, and other education-related materials. Coverage: 1966-present.

GPO Access
Full-text access to information and publications from all three branches of the Federal Government. Coverage: generally from 1994-present.

Citations, abstracts, and some full-text from thousands of biomedical journals published worldwide in the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, health care systems, and preclinical sciences. Coverage: 1966-present. (National Library of Medicine)

THOMAS Legislative
Provides Federal legislative information including summary and status information as well as full-text of House and Senate bills; full-text of daily edition of Congressional Record, Committee Reports; and historical documents. (Library of Congress)
Google Scholar
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