Database Descriptions

 


This is an alphabetic list of all the databases available through KCVL.

Academic Search Elite -- EBSCO
This database offers comprehensive, academic periodical coverage in many disciplines, including general reference, social sciences, humanities, general sciences, education, library and information science and multi-cultural studies.

ArticleFirst® Database--OCLC
This database contains bibliographic citations that describe items listed on the table of contents pages of journals in the areas of science, technology, medicine, social science, business, the humanities, and popular culture.

Applied Science & Technology Abstracts--H. W. Wilson Company
This database leads users to the latest findings in every area of science, engineering, and technology.

Biological & Agricultural Index--H. W. Wilson Company
In this index, information ranges from groundwater pollution to genetic engineering and covers the entire range of sciences related to biology and agriculture.

Books in Print with Reviews -- RR Bowker
This database provides complete bibliographic records from over 44,000 publishers supplemented by fulltext book reviews.

Business Source Premier -- EBSCO
This comprehensive business periodical database is designed for both business schools and libraries. It offers fulltext for nearly 1,300 general business and academic journals covering management, economics, finance, accounting, international business and much more.

CINAHL -- CINAHL Information Systems
This comprehensive database offers complete coverage of English-language nursing journals and publications from the National League for Nursing and the American Nurses' Association. Topics covered include nursing, biomedicine, health science librarianship, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines.

ContentsFisrst® Database--OCLC
This unique database contains the table of contents pages and holdings information for journals in science, technology, medicine, social sciences, business, the humanities, and popular culture. Although most of the journals are published in English, journals in other languages are also included.

Electronic Collections Online (ECO) Database--OCLC
Electronic Collections Online is a growing collection of journals in a variety of subject areas.

ERIC--U.S. Department of Education
The ERIC database is a guide to published and unpublished sources on thousands of educational topics.

GPO Monthly Catalog--U.S. Government Printing Office
GPO covers all types of U.S. government documents, including Congressional reports, hearings, debates, and records; judiciary materials; and documents issued by executive departments (Defense, State, Labor, Office of the President, etc.)

Health Source Plus -- EBSCO
This comprehensive consumer health periodical database covers health topics including medical science, psychology, food science and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine, health care law and general health.

MAS (Magazine Article Summaries) FullTEXT Ultra -- EBSCO
This comprehensive, general database covers a broad range of topics including general reference, business, consumer health, general science and multi-cultural studies.

MasterFILE Premier -- EBSCO
This comprehensive, general periodical database gives access to information on a broad range of topics including general interest, business, consumer health, general science and multi-cultural titles. Designed specifically for the public library.
  • Popular and/or Scholarly: popular
  • Fulltext Coverage: over 1,810 journals as far back as January 1990, including Consumer Reports and nearly 5,000 Magill's Book Reviews
  • Abstracts & Indexing Coverage: over 2,780 journals, many dating back to 1984; coverage of The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal
  • Features: charts, tables and graphs converted to ASCII text
  • Vendor: EBSCO

    Medline with FullTEXT -- National Library of Medicine
    This comprehensive database includes links from the National Library of Medicine's MEDLINE citations to the corresponding actual fulltext articles found in more than 80 leading medical journals. This authoritative database offers information related to the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system and the preclinical sciences.
    • Subject Coverage: medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system and the preclinical sciences
    • Popular and/or Scholarly: scholarly
    • Fulltext Coverage: links from MEDLINE citations to the corresponding actual fulltext articles found in over 80 leading medical journals, dating as far back as 1990
    • Abstracts & Indexing Coverage: 1966 - present
    • Features: images dating as far back as January 1997; MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) functionality
    • Vendor: EBSCO

    MEDLINE--U.S. National Library of Medicine
    This specialized database covers all areas of medicine, including clinical medicine, experimental medicine, dentistry, nursing, health services administration, nutrition, and much more.
    • Subject Coverage: clinical medicine, experimental medicine, dentistry, nursing, health services administration, and nutrition
    • Popular and/or Scholarly: scholarly, professional & trade
    • Fulltext Coverage: linked to corresponding fulltext articles available through Electronic Collections Online
    • Abstracts & Indexing: 3,900 journals since 1966
    • Features: updated monthly
    • Vendor: FirstSearch

    Middle Search Plus Online -- EBSCO
    This database is designed to assist middle and junior high school students in learning how to research current events.
    • Subject Coverage: current events
    • Target Audience: middle and junior high school students
    • Popular and/or Scholarly: popular
    • Fulltext Coverage: articles, reports and special issues from over 85 of the most popular K-12 magazines; The Christian Science Monitor; over 300 health and science-related pamphlets; Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia -- a general reference encyclopedia containing 25,000 articles; Essential Documents of American History including The Bill of Rights, The Constitution, The Federalist Papers and the speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; EBSCO's Encyclopedia of Animals, a database with over 2,200 entries about mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and dinosaurs
    • Abstracts & Indexing Coverage: over 200 titles; coverage of USA Today
    • over 2,000 charts, tables and graphs converted to ASCII text to provide students with a complete understanding of the original printed articles
    • coverage of the CIA World Factbook (and maps)
    • total coverage includes nearly 400,000 articles
    • Vendor: EBSCO

    NetFirst® Database--OCLC
    NetFirst is the premiere database that contains bibliographic citations--complete with summary descriptions and subjects--describing high-quality Internet-accessible resources.
    • Subject Coverage: agriculture, education, history, the humanities, law, social sciences, philosophy, religion & religions, and science
    • Popular and/or Scholarly: both
    • Fulltext Coverage: provides links to electronically published literature
    • Abstracts & Indexing: more than 105,000 records
    • Features: updated monthly
    • Vendor: FirstSearch

    Newspaper Source -- EBSCO
    This database features cover to cover coverage of The Christian Science Monitor; coverage of valuable national and international titles, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Chicago Tribune and others; local coverage of The Lexington Herald-Leader and Messenger-Inquirer (Owensboro, KY).
    • Subject Coverage: news and current events
    • Popular and/or Scholarly: popular
    • Fulltext Coverage: selected coverage for 144 U.S. and international newspapers dating back to 1995, coverage includes: The Christian Science Monitor, The New York Daily News, Chicago Tribune, Detroit Free press, Lexington Herald-Leader, Messenger-Inquirer; Knight-Ridder/Tribune Business News: fulltext articles from 105 contributor newspapers (online only); Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Service: fulltext articles from 40 contributor newspapers (online only)
    • Abstracts & Indexing Coverage: The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, USA Today
    • Features: total coverage includes over 500,000 articles; includes everything except obituaries (exclusive of famous people), sports tables, ads/classifieds, stock prices and weather; updated daily
    • Vendor: EBSCO

    NoveList -- EBSCO
    NoveList is an electronic readers' advisory resource which assists fiction readers in finding new authors and titles. It is searchable by title, author or simply by describing a book they would like to read.
    • Subject Coverage: Fiction books
    • Popular and/or Scholarly: popular, professional & trade
    • Fulltext Coverage: reviews and descriptions for over 30,000 books, since 1994; all adult fiction reviewed in Library Journal, Publisher's Weekly, Booklist and Kirkus since 1996
    • Features: extensive subject and keyword access to over 70,000 fiction titles; links to author home pages and other fiction-related Web sites;17,000 subject headings (for fiction) based on Hennepin County Public Library's cataloging system
    • Vendor: EBSCO

    PAIS International--Public Affairs Information Service, Inc.
    PAIS contains references to articles, conference proceedings, government documents, book chapters, and statistical directories.
    • Subject Coverage: public affairs
    • Popular and/or Scholarly: scholarly
    • Fulltext Coverage: none
    • Abstracts & Indexing: 1972 to the present; 2,100 titles
    • Features: updated monthly; 449,000 records
    • Vendor: FirstSearch

    PapersFirst®--OCLC
    This database provides access to individual papers presented at conferences worldwide. It is a major research aid covering every congress, symposium, exposition, workshop, and meeting added to The British Library Document Supply Centre's (BLDC) vast proceedings collection. The BDLC is a document supplier for the OCLC Interlibrary Loan service. The FirstSearch/OCLC ILL link is the best way to obtain conference papers cited in PapersFirst.
    • Subject Coverage: Business, the humanities, medicine, science, social sciences , and technology
    • Popular and/or Scholarly: scholarly
    • Fulltext Coverage: none
    • Abstracts & Indexing: since October 1993
    • Features: updated 24 times a year; 2,378,000 records
    • Vendor: FirstSearch

    Primary Search Online -- EBSCO
    Designed for elementary schools and children's reading rooms. Primary Search Online covers a wide range of general interest topics.
    • Subject Coverage: general interest
    • Popular and/or Scholarly: both
    • Fulltext Coverage: articles, reports and special issues from over 70 of the most popular K-12 magazines; over 300 pamphlets; two World Almanac Books - The World Almanac of the U.S.A. and The World Almanac for Kids; EBSCO's Encyclopedia of Animals-a fulltext database with over 2,200 entries about mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and dinosaurs; Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia-a student, home and general reference encyclopedia containing 25,000 articles; Essential Documents of American History-a database of over 1,000 original historical documents including The Bill of Rights, The Constitution, The Federalist Papers and the speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; The CIA World Factbook (and maps); 11 peer reviewed titles; 310 health and science related pamphlets
    • Abstract and Index Coverage: over 145 titles, abstract coverage of USA Today
    • Features: over 500 charts, tables and graphs converted to ASCII text to provide students with a complete understanding of the original printed articles
    • Vendor: EBSCO

    ProceedingsFirst--OCLC
    This database provides the table of contents of papers presented at conferences worldwide. Each record contains a list of the papers presented at each conference.
    • Subject Coverage: Business, the humanities, medicine, popular culture, science, social sciences, and technology
    • Popular and/or Scholarly: scholarly
    • Fulltext Coverage: none
    • Abstracts & Indexing: table of contents for nearly 12,500 since 1990
    • Features: 9,227,000 records; updated daily
    • Vendor: FirstSearch

    Professional Development Collection -- EBSCO
    This database is a collection of electronic information especially for professional educators. This collection offers information on everything from children's health and development to cutting-edge pedagogical theory and practice.
    • Subject Coverage: education
    • Popular and/or Scholarly: both, professional & trade
    • Fulltext Coverage: for over 240 journals covering the most current topics in the field of education
    • Abstract and Index Coverage: for over 330 well-known professional development titles
    • Vendor: EBSCO

    PsycINFO -- American Psychological Association
    PsycINFO contains more than one million references to psychological literature ranging in date from 1967 to the present. It provides access to a collection of electronically stored bibliographic references--most with abstracts or content summaries. Although the references themselves are all written in English, the covered literature includes material published in over 45 countries and written in more than 30 languages.
    • Subject Coverage: psychology, sociology, social work, education and other behavioral sciences
    • Popular and/or Scholarly: Scholarly, professional & trade
    • Fulltext Coverage: none
    • Abstract and Index Coverage: 1967-present; citations include abstracts (except those for dissertations; coverage includes journal articles, dissertations, reports, English-language book chapters and books, and other scholarly documents)
    • Features: international in scope; over 1,300 journals from nearly 50 countries; updated monthly
    • Vendor: EBSCO

    Union List of Periodicals Database--OCLC
    This database includes more than 7,000,000 listings in the WorldCat database.
    • Subject Coverage: Business, the humanities, medicine, popular culture, science, social sciences, and technology
    • Popular and/or Scholarly: both
    • Fulltext Coverage: none
    • Abstracts & Indexing: links to over 750,000 bibliographic records
    • Features: provides local holdings information
    • Vendor: FirstSearch

    Vocational Search -- EBSCO
    This comprehensive, trade-related periodical database is designed for vocational and technical curriculums.
    • Subject Coverage: vocational education
    • Popular and/or Scholarly: popular, trade
    • Fulltext Coverage: articles, reports and special issues from nearly 150 of the most wanted K-12 magazines; nearly 5,000 Magill's Book Reviews
    • Abstract and Index Coverage: for over 500 titles
    • Features: graphs converted to ASCII text to provide students with a complete understanding of the original printed articles
    • Vendor: EBSCO

    WorldCat Database (the OCLC Online Union Catalog)--OCLC
    WorldCat is the world's most comprehensive bibliography. Covers information back to the 11th Century. It contains records from more than 30 thousand libraries all over the world.
    • Subject Coverage: Business, the humanities, medicine, popular culture, science, social sciences, and technology
    • Popular and/or Scholarly: both
    • Fulltext Coverage: none
    • Abstracts & Indexing: over 40,000,000 bibliographic records
    • Features: updated monthly
    • Vendor: FirstSearch

    The World Almanac--Primedia Reference, Inc.
    This reference database provides key facts on a wide variety of subjects via almanacs.
    • Subject Coverage: general reference
    • Popular and/or Scholarly: both
    • Fulltext Coverage: The World Almanac-facts on international subjects; The World Almanac of the U.S.A-facts on the United States (current & historical); The World Almanac of U.S. Politics-guidebook to federal, state and local government; The World Almanac for Kids-facts of interests to middle-school children and teachers
    • Abstracts & Indexing: none
    • Vendor: FirstSearch

    World Book Encyclopedia--World Book, Inc.
    This database contain 1998 version of The World Book Encyclopedia, international edition.
    • Subject Coverage: general reference
    • Popular and/or Scholarly: both
    • Fulltext Coverage: more than 17,500 articles
    • Abstracts & Indexing: none
    • Features: over 1,000 tables, updated annually, and more than 6,200 cross references
    • Vendor: FirstSearch
  • Last Updated: 1/18/00


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