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  • AP Images
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    A primary source database from the Associated Press, one of the oldest news organizations in the world; includes 4.6 million photographs, audio sound bites, graphics and text spanning over 185 years. Images can be searched by color, concept, and category.
  • Biography In Context
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    This database provides biographical information for over 500,000 people. Search for current or historic figures based on name, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates or places, or occupation, as well as by broad subject categories (e.g., the Obama administration, criminals, inventors, etc.), keyword and full text. A sidebar on the home page includes current articles on prominent individuals. Searches can be limited to full-text and/or peer-reviewed articles.Results may include images, video, audio, podcasts, websites.Content comes from over 170 Gale reference works, as well as full-text articles from over 325 newspapers and journals. See Resources for video tutorials and other tips.
  • China Academic Journals, series G, H and F
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    Full-text articles from 1244 Chinese journal titles (a limited number in English) in the areas of education, general social sciences, economics, politics, law, history, literature, and philosophy and dating from 1994 to present. Retrospective articles, dating back as far as 1915, are included for 27 journal titles.
  • ChoiceReviews.online
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    CHOICE reviews significant current books and electronic resources of interest to those in higher education. Each year CHOICE publishes more than 6,500 reviews by subject experts. ChoiceReviews.online provides Web access to the entire database of CHOICE reviews published since September 1988. The database is updated monthly, generally at mid-month, with reviews that will be printed in the next monthly issue of CHOICE. The newest reviews appear, arranged by academic discipline and broad cross-disciplinary topic, in Current Issue. They also are searchable by using Advanced Search, selecting by CHOICE Issue Date, and combining with various other criteria.
  • Chronicle of Higher Education
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    The Chronicle of Higher Education is the No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators.Online, The Chronicle is published every weekday and is the top destination for news, advice, and jobs for people in academe. The Chronicle's Web site features the complete contents of the latest issue; daily news and advice columns; thousands of current job listings; an archive of previously published content; vibrant discussion forums; and career-building tools such as online CV management, salary databases, and more.
  • CollegeSource Online Web site
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    CollegeSource Online features over 14,000 full text college catalogs representing 2-year, 4-year, graduate and professional schools.

    Other resources include:

    • Links (and some catalogs) to international universities
    • financial aid information and assistance
    • career planning links
    • college entrance exam information
  • Current Contents Connect
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    Part of Web of Knowledge, Current Contents is a multidisciplinary current awareness Web resource providing access to complete bibliographic information from over 8,000 of the world's leading scholarly journals and more than 2,000 books. Users can also search a premium collection of evaluated scholarly Web sites and access evaluated, full-text Web documents in three general resource types: preprints, funding information and research activities.
  • Early Encounters in North America
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    The collection has been compiled by consulting a number of bibliographies, including:A Biobibliography of Native American Writers, 1772-1924 by Daniel F. Littlefield, Jr. and James W. Parins Sources for the ethnography of northeastern North America to 1611, by David B. Quinn. The French image of America: a chronological and subject bibliography of French books printed before 1816 relating to the British North American colonies and the United States by Durand Echeverria and Everett C. Wilkie, Jr. Wagner & Camp's The Plains and the Rockies, a critical bibliography of exploration, adventure and travel in the American West, 1800-1865 Robert Rogers Hubach's Early Midwestern Travel Narratives, An Annotated Bibliography, 1634-1850. Candiana.org, (www.canadiana.org), a full-text online collection that contains documents about Canada's history from the first European contact to the nineteenth century. Bibliography of Native North Americans, Human Relations Area Files, 1976. When complete it will include more than 1,000 published and unpublished items from a variety of sources, including online resources and microform. Subscribers to the collection are encouraged to participate in the maintenance of this bibliography by calling our attention to omissions, suggesting additions, and notifying us of newly discovered materials.
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
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    This web site provides access to the full-text content of 4,274 e-books purchased by the USC Libraries from netLibrary. The books are searchable by both author and title. In addition, all books included in this collection are accessible through Homer.
  • Education Full Text (H.W. Wilson)
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    Education Full Text™ provides full text of articles from over 350 journals as far back as 1996, in addition to indexing of more than 770 periodicals dating back to 1983. Content includes in-depth coverage of special education and more than 100,000 controlled and cross-referenced names of educational tests. Subject coverage includes adult education, multicultural/ethnic education, teaching methods and much more.
    Part of the OmniFile collection.
  • Education Index Retrospective: 1929-1983 (H.W. Wilson)
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    Education Index Retrospective™: 1929-1983 indexes more than 800 periodicals and yearbooks, and cites approximately 850,000 articles, including book reviews. Subject coverage includes adult education, continuing education, literacy standards, multicultural/ethnic education, teaching methods and much more.
  • Educational Administration Abstracts
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    Provides indexing and abstracting for articles in more than 100 journals related to the administration of primary, secondary and post-secondary educational facilities and programs. Subjects covered include: personnel, curriculum, school-community relations, supervision, minority group relations, and professional education. Educational levels include: early childhood education, K-12, community colleges, and higher education.
    Coverage: 2003 to present
  • Educational Research Abstracts Online
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    Education Research Abstracts Online (ERA) is a comprehensive database, comprising fully indexed abstracts which cover the current international research in education.
  • Era of Progress and Promise: African American History Online
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    This website is comprised of profiles of early African-American schools, churches, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and other institutions from the pages of "An Era of Progress and Promise." Written in 1910 by W.N. Hartshorn, the 444-page book is a seminal work that was referenced by influential figures including W.E. B. DuBois and Booker T. Washington.
  • ERIC (EBSCO)
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    ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, contains more than 1.3 million records and links to more than 323,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966.
  • ERIC (OCLC)
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    The ERIC database is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Education covering journal articles and reports including published and unpublished sources on education with some documents being full-text. Over 600 journals and other materials are indexed. Allows searching in 3 FirstSearch databases simultaneously.
    Coverage: 1966 to present
  • ERIC (ProQuest)
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    The ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) database is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education to provide extensive access to education literature to augment American education by increasing and facilitating the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research. ERIC provides coverage of journal articles, conferences, meetings, government documents, theses, dissertations, reports, audiovisual media, bibliographies, directories, books and monographs. Included is the ERIC Thesaurus under the Search Tools tab.Coverage: 1966 to present
  • FastWeb: Scholarships, Financial Aid, and Colleges
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    Students fill out a detailed questionnaire about academic achievement,future plans, interests, and awards and then receive information onscholarships and internships for which they are eligible. The beauty ofthis site rests in its organizational features. Students can set upe-mail reminders about application due dates, mark favorites or deleteentries from their lists, e-mail descriptions to friends, and addpersonal notes about a scholarship. The site also contains advice ontest preparation, navigating the admissions process, and transitioningto college. FastWeb boasts that their database searches “1.3 millionscholarships worth over $3 billion,” making this a valuable resource forbusy students.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
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    Contains encyclopedias and reference books in a variety of subjects.
  • GenderWatch
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    GenderWatch is a full text database of publications that focus on the impact of gender across a broad spectrum of subject areas. Subjects covered include: business, education, literature and the arts, health sciences, history, political science, public policy, sociology, gender and women's studies and more. The database provides in-depth coverage of the subjects that are uniquely central to women's lives. It includes content on the impact of gender and gender roles on areas such as: the arts, popular culture and media, business and work, crime and criminology, education, research and scholarship, family, health care and medicine, politics, policy and legislation, pornography, religion, sexuality and sexology, sports and leisure.Publications include academic and scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, regional publications, books, booklets and pamphlets, conference proceedings, and government, n-g-o and special reports.
  • Guide to Grammar and Writing
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    A collection of advice on writing and usage containing definitions, suggestions, rules for spelling, information on diagramming sentences, etc. Includes numerous computer-graded quizzes. Capital Community College in Hartford, CT provides this site which has won numerous awards.
  • International Historical Statistics
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    International Historical Statistics provides access to 490 tables, covering data on 211 countries and territories collected between 1750-2010. Includes data on the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Oceania as well as on countries whose borders have changed and are now difficult to source (e.g. Czechoslovakia and Zaire). Within each region are chapters on population and vital statistics, labor force, agriculture, industry, external trade, transport & communications, finance, prices, education, and national accounts. Each section has a full description of the sources used to compile the statistics; all statistical tables can be downloaded as ePDFs and/or Excel files with the ability to remove sections and merge tables.N.B. As with all statistical sources, the frequency and completeness of the data will vary by country and source.
  • Kids Count Data Center
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    Over 100 indicators of child well-being, including economic status, health, safety, and risk factors on the local community, city, state, and national level. Use the data to create maps, graphs, and charts for use in presentations. From the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
  • LexisNexis Academic
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    Database of full text online news, business, financial, legal, medical, biographical, government and domestic and international newspaper resources.
    Please check all license agreements posted on the Lexis/Nexis Website at http://www.lexisnexis.com/terms/general. Failure to follow the Terms & Conditions may result in revocation of the Lexis/Nexis license for the University of Southern California. Furthermore it is expressedly forbidden to write search scripts to search this databases.
  • Mental Measurements Yearbook
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    Mental Measurements Yearbook, produced by the Buros Institute at the University of Nebraska, provides users with a comprehensive guide to over 2,700 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. MMY via EBSCOhost® now includes the MMY Archive providing all yearbooks from the first edition in 1938, through the 18th yearbook released in 2010 raising the total number of full-text reviews available on the product to over 7,000.
  • PolicyFile
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    PolicyFile includes information addressing virtually all aspects of public policy. Specific themes listed include: Arms Control, the Commonwealth of Independent States, Democratization, the Department of Defense, Economic Policy, Education Policy, the European Union, Global Economics and International Trade, Health Policy and Health Care Reform, Human Rights, Immigration, Intelligence, Latin America, Science and Technology Policy, State and Local Issues, Terrorism, and Urban Policy. The database can be browsed by primary contributor or thematically and all abstracts have been linked to Home Pages, electronic mail addresses and full text documents, where available.
  • ProCon.org
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    The web site’s mission is to promote “critical thinking, education, and informed citizenship by presenting controversial issues in a straightforward, nonpartisan, primarily pro-con format.” Topics such as Sex and Gender, Religion, and Media and Entertainment have at least one pro/con issue. The "for" and "against" text is in two columns, preceded by a “Did you know” and followed by a background essay. Footnotes are embedded in the text with many live links.
  • ProQuest Dissertations and Theses-Full Text
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    Included are approximately 650,000 titles, with around 55,000 titles added each year.
  • Psychotherapy.net
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    The Psychotherapy.net streaming video collection provides access to training videos in the field of counseling, psychotherapy, psychology, and addiction. The majority of the videos show therapists actually conducting therapy and demonstrating clinical skills, along with pre- and post-session discussion. Transcripts of all videos are included and the ability to make clips is available. Most videos come with a downloadable instructor’s manual.
  • PsycINFO
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    Abstracting and indexing database with more than 3 million records devoted to peer-reviewed literature of journal articles, chapters, books, dissertations and reports in psychology, the behavioral sciences, and mental health.
  • RAND California
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    RAND California provides a variety of information about the state of California.
    • California Statistics: statistical tables on business and economics, population and demographics, education, health, government finance, and politics and public opinion.
    • Online Library: information and links to publications from leading California public policy and research institutions.
    • California Policy Bulletins: summaries of state government news, published twice monthly (generally on the second and fourth Mondays) when the state legislature is in session and occasionally during other periods.
  • SAGE eReference
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    Sage e-Reference is a full-text collection of over 80 online specialized encyclopedias in the social sciences, including communications, gender studies, social work, history, psychology, etc. Search one encyclopedia, or all of them simultaneously.
  • Social Sciences Citation Index
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    The Social Sciences Citation Index is a multidisciplinary database, with searchable author abstracts, covering the journal literature of the social sciences. It indexes 1,700 journals spanning 50 disciplines, as well as covering individually selected, relevant items from over 3,300 of the world's leading scientific and technical journals.

    This database is part of USC's subscription to the Web of Science.

    The SSCI is also available on CD-ROM (1981-) and print (1969-) in the Doheny Reference Center.

  • UNESCO databases
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    List and description of about 69 Information services and Documentation centres located at Headquarters and field offices, as well as virtual Clearing Houses. The database gives access to website, online databases and publications of the service.
  • UNESCO World Atlas of Gender Equality in Education
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    With over 120 maps, charts and tables, the /UNESCO World Atlas of Gender Equality in Education/ (2012) enables readers to visualize the educational pathways of girls and boys in terms of access, participation and progression from pre-primary to tertiary education, and places issues of gender equality in a broader context.It features a wide range of sex-disaggregated data and gender indicators from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics. It also illustrates the extent to which gender disparities in education have changed since 1970 and are shaped by factors such as national wealth, geographic location, investment in education and fields of study.
  • USC Digital Library
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    The USC Digital Library (USCDL) is the digital repository for original research materials which have been selected for archiving by the Libraries. Content made available by the USCDL facilitates new and creative opportunities for scholarship and teaching by providing enhanced access to materials which feature and highlight the Libraries' holdings or from non-Library held collections identified in collaboration with members of the USC academic community. Accordingly, the USCDL provides a wealth of primary and original source material in a variety of formats. These may include, but are not limited to USC theses and dissertations; photographs; rare books, or portions thereof; manuscripts; source documents; sound recordings; moving images; data sets; 'born digital' documents; and digital representations of physical objects. USCDL content can be licensed or sub-licensed to parties outside of USC.
  • Web of Science
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    Web of Science (a.k.a. Web of Knowledge): Provides citations covering over 10,000 high-impact journals in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities, as well as international proceedings coverage for over 120,000 conferences. Includes:Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-Expanded); Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI); Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI); Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science (CPCI-S); Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Social Sciences & Humanities (CPCI-SSH); Index Chemicus (IC); and Current Chemical Reactions (CCR-Expanded). Powerful tools include cited reference searching, Citation Maps, and the Analyze Tool.