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ABC–CLIO ebook collection – Access to hundreds of titles on various topics in the curriculum. They can be searched by title or subject area. Each title will also appear in the library online catalog and can be accessed from there.

Academic Search Complete – multi–disciplinary database that provides fulltext articles and abstracts in all subject areas.

Academic OneFile – fulltext access to authoritative articles in the sciences, technology, the arts, literature and many other subject areas.

Academic Video Online – A comprehensive, cross-searchable resource of subscribed streaming videos.

Agriculture Collection – access to articles on agriculture and its related fields.

Alt Health Watch – fulltext resources on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.

American History in Video – streaming videos to commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries for the study of American history.

America's Newspapers – (access to San Antonio Express News) electronic editions of record for valuable local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers.

American National Biography – biographies of people from all eras who have influenced and shaped American history and culture.

Art and Architecture Video Online biographies, profiles of contemporary artists and architects, interviews, surveys of art history, aesthetics, theory, and criticism.

Art Museum Image Gallery images and multimedia from the collections of museums around the world.

ArtStor – image database containing over 1 million images from the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences.

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Biography In Context – biographical information on people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas.

Business Economics & Theory – fulltext access to articles covering all aspects of business and economics.

Business Source Complete – fulltext access to peer–reviewed, business related journals.

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Chronicle of Higher Education – News and trends, legislation, meetings, seminars, workshops, for higher education. Coverage: 1999 – present (30 day delay).

Classical Music Library – a fully searchable classical music resource with over 60,000 musical recordings that users can listen to over the Internet.

Communications & Mass Media Collection– fulltext journal articles focused on all aspects of the communications field.

Computer Database – computer–related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications and the application of technology.

Computer Source – provides researchers with the latest information and current trends in computer technology.

Credo Reference – fulltext access to reference resources covering all subject areas.

Criminal Justice Collection – information on the law and law enforcement.

Criminal Justice Periodicals – collection of U.S. and international criminal justice journal articles.

CultureGrams– concise cultural and statistical snapshots of every country recognized by the United Nations.

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Daily Life through History- Provides a comprehensive, cross–disciplinary resource that supports history, social studies, English, and language studies.

Dance in Video - Streaming video of dance productions and documentaries. Covers all major dance forms and dance history of the 20th century.

Diversity Studies Collection - A must-have for social science, history and liberal arts coursework, this collection explores cultural differences, contributions and influences in our global community.

DOAJ - The Directory of Open Access Journals offers free articles. After you search, narrow your search under “Publication fee” – no charges.

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E-Book Collection (EBSCOhost) - Contains thousands of full-text electronic books.

Encyclopedia of Popular Music Online - The online version of this reference work went live in January, 2008.

Environmental Studies & Policy Collection - Full–text access to articles covering all aspects of environmental studies.

Ethnic Newswatch - Information on news, culture and history from 200 publications of the ethnic, minority and native press. Searchable in both English and Spanish.

ERIC - Index of records of journal articles, books, conference papers, and research relating to the field of education. Some fulltext available.

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Films on Demand - Connects you to streaming video of films covering topics from the humanities, sciences, business, health, careers, and much more.

Fine Arts and Music Collection - Provides access to 200 fulltext arts periodicals  covering music, drama, visual arts and art history.

Fuente Academica - Fulltext access for nearly 200 scholarly Spanish language journals.

Funk & Wagnall's New Encyclopedia - Provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library - encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

Gender Studies Collection - gender studies, family and marital issues, health aspects, and much more.

General OneFile  - an extensive database for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics.

General Science Collection - a fulltext collection of over 200 scientific journals covering all aspects of science and mathematics.

Global Issues in Context - provides international viewpoints on the most debated and studied global issues, topics, and current events. Includes academic articles, statistics, primary sources, and streaming video.

Global Road Warrior - provides detailed country overviews including statistical, cultural, business and travel information.

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Handbook of Texas Online - fulltext encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture.

Health and Wellness Resource Center  - access to health information including overviews of diseases and conditions, articles, pamphlets, remedies and much more.

Health Reference Center Academic - provides fulltext access to nursing and allied health journals and covers all aspects of the medical field.

Health Source: Consumer Edition - fulltext access to consumer health information covering a wide variety of topics relating to health.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic - provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines.

Heritage Quest - provides research materials for tracing family history and American culture.

Historical New York Times  - a fulltext database of the New York Times covering 1851–2006. Search for articles, obituaries, letters and see the full image of pages.

World History in Context - Integrated collection of primary documents, secondary reference sources, and journal articles covering all areas of world history.

U.S. History in Context - Integrated collection of primary documents, secondary reference sources, and journal articles covering all areas of U.S. history from pre–colonial times to the present day.

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center - "How-to" instructions for virtually every hobby enthusiast.

Home Improvement Reference Center - full-text articles and images for home improvement and repair projects.

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Information Science & Library Issues Collection - current and accurate information for the information professional.

Infotrac Newsstand - a collection of thousands of national, international, state and local newspapers.

Insurance & Liability Collection - collection takes a broad view of the insurance and liability industry, covering such topics as labor relations, mortgage banking, legal issues, and more.

Issues & Controversies - A broad database that covers current news and controversial topics.

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Jazz Music Library - the largest and most comprehensive collection of jazz available online with thousands of jazz artists, ensembles, albums, and genres.

Job & Career Accelerator - helps you create a resume and cover letter for job listings, and gives you tools to track the job search process. Also prepares you for related occupational related exams.

JSTOR - access to many scholarly journals in the arts, literature, botany, ecology and the social sciences. The most recent 3-5 years of each journal title are NOT available here.

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Latino American Experience - explores the history and culture of U.S. Latinos.

Latino Literature - contains prose and poetry by Latin writers working in the United States.

Learning Express Library - an interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorials.

Legal Collection - covers current issues, studies, and trends of the legal world.

Lexis Nexis - specializes in legal and business resources from relevant news sources,trade journals, scholarly journals, and reference books.

Literature Criticism Online  - contains literary criticism from ten different sources including poetry, short stories, Shakespeare and drama.

Literature Reference Center  - author biographies, plot summaries, poems, short stories, interviews and more...

Literature Resources from Gale - access scholarly journals, literary reviews, reference books, authoritative websites, biographies and literary criticism.

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MasterFile Premier - provides fulltext access to articles on subjects including general reference, business, health, and much more.

MAS Ultra - access to fulltext articles for more popular general interest and current events.

MedicLatina - Spanish language collection of medical research and investigative journals.

MEDLINE - authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more.

Military & Government Collection - current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government.

Military & Intelligence Database - access to full text articles on current affairs, political science, aerospace and defense industries, military and naval science and international relations.

Music Online - provides the most comprehensive database in streaming audio, video, reference, and scores on the web.

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The Nation Archive - dates back to 1865.

The National Review Archive - fulltext articles published in the National Review from 1955–present and the National Review Bulletin from 1959 to 1979.

Natural & Alternative Treatments - covers medical conditions, alternative therapies, herbs and supplements, functional foods, drug interactions, and homeopathy.

Naxos Music Library - classical, jazz, folk and world music. 

The New Republic  - fulltext articles published in The New Republic from 1914 to present.  Covers topics such as politics, foreign policy, culture, current events, the arts, and much more.

Newspaper Source - selected fulltext from regional, national, and international newspapers and fulltext television and radio news transcripts.

New York Times (Historical) - articles, obituaries and letters from the New York Times from 1851–2006.

Nursing & Allied Health Collection - fulltext articles in the areas of nursing, biomedicine, health sciences, consumer health and allied health disciplines.

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Opposing Viewpoints In Context- provides information on social issues. Great resource for argumentative papers and presentations.

Oxford Art Online - covers all forms of the visual arts including painting, sculpture, architecture, graphic and decorative arts, and photography from prehistory to the 1990s.

Oxford English Dictionary - authority on the history and meaning of the English language.

Oxford Music Online - provides links to images, sound, and other related web sites includes articles from encyclopedias on people and places; instruments and techniques; and genres and styles, including non–western and folk music. Periods covered range from ancient times to the present.

Oxford Reference - large collection of encyclopedias and dictionaries for all subjects, searchable by title or by the whole collection.

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Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Collection - access to articles about physical therapy and sports medicine.

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Pop Culture Collection - fulltext articles in social science, history, art and liberal arts.

Professional Development Collection - professional education journals.

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences - covers topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry and psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods.

Psychology Collection - fulltext articles on the study of the mind, emotions and how the human mind develops over time.

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Regional Business News - comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications.

Religion & Philosophy Collection - extensive coverage of such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.

Religion & Philosophy Collection - coverage of different religions, philosophies and how they impact our daily lives.

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Safari Tech Books Online - over 9,800 technology, digital media and business books and videos.  Help

San Antonio Express News - Information source for San Antonio and South Texas. Coverage: 1990 – Current.

Science & Technology Collection - fulltext access to topics such as aeronautics, astrophysics, chemistry, computer technology, geology, aviation, physics, archaeology, and materials science.

Science Direct - covers 2,500 authoritative titles from scientific literature, including popular titles such as THE LANCET, Cell and Tetrahedron.

Science Full-Text Select - covers a board range of science topics.

Science in Context - provides resources to popular science topics, detailed experiments from life science to technology.

Science Online - fulltext access to the weekly print journal; Science, from 1880 to current.

Serials Directory - contains nearly 184,000 national and international titles, including newspapers, historical data for an additional 20,000 titles and data from nearly 83,500 publishers worldwide. worldwide.

Small Business Collection - provides insights, tips, strategies and success stories.

Small Business Reference Center - over 450 full-text books, how-to videos, and other how-to instructions for small business topics.

Student Research Center - access to fulltext journals, magazines, newspapers, biographies, country reports, and video clips.

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Testing & Education Reference Center - contains information about thousands of college and graduate schools and scholarships. Also contains online practice tests and test preparation eBooks.

Texas Digital Sanborn Maps - access to more than 660,000 large–scale maps of more than 12,000 American towns and cities from 1867–1970.

Texas Reference Center - fulltext journals and books about Texas history, ethnic and cultural diversity, gender studies, literature, public health, business as well as home and garden and sports and leisure.

Theatre in Video - streaming videos with more than 250 performances of the world's leading plays and more than 100 film documentaries.

Today's Science - innovative developments in biology, chemistry, the environment, space, physics, and technology.

TOPICsearch - fulltext articles on social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics.

Tourism, Hospitality & Leisure Collection - coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism field.

20th Century Poetry (American and English) - Collection of poems from major poets of England and the United States.

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U.S. History in Context - Integrated collection of primary documents, secondary reference sources, and journal articles covering all areas of U.S. history from pre–colonial times to the present day.

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Vocational and Career Collection - full text coverage for more than 350 trade and industry–related periodicals.

Vocations and Careers Collection - collection provides content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.

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War & Terrorism Collection - access to full–text articles on conflicts and their multiple causes.

Women and Social Movements in the United States - covers the history of women in social movements in the U.S. between 1600 and 2000.

World History Collection - global look at history with content from Africa, Asia, North and South America, Europe and the Middle East.

World History in Context - Integrated collection of primary documents, secondary reference sources, and journal articles covering all areas of world history.

World News Digest - covers all major political, social, and economic events since 1940 to current events.

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