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These electronic resources have direct access to political science-related content. You will need to log-in for off-campus access (see nearby box). Databases with (AVL) means this resource is part of the Alabama Virtual Library and should be freely accessible. Some with ask for off-campus log-in access.
Academic OneFile offers extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects
Academic Search Complete
Multi-disciplinary database provides full text for nearly 7,300 scholarly publications with coverage in virtually every subject area updated daily. Academic Search Premier is a section of this database.
Black Studies Center
Central location for resources useful for Black studies' instruction and research: Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience, International Index to Black Periodicals, and The Chicago Defender (1935-1975).
EBSCO eBooks (formerly NetLibrary)
Collection of electronic books (e-books) which are also accessible via HORNETCat. Formerly known as NetLibrary.
Gateway to electronic journal articles that can be searched by subject, title, author or text word. Includes links to Current History, Du Bois Review: Social Science Research Review and PS: Political Science & Politics.
Comprehensive news and periodical article source from 1980 to the present. (AVL)
History Reference Center
History Reference Center features cover-to-cover full text for historical encyclopedias and other non-fiction books. The database also includes full text for leading history periodicals, historical documents, and biographies of historical figures, as well as historical photos and maps and historical film and video. (AVL)
JSTOR (Journal Storage) Arts & Sciences I, II, III, IV, and VII consist of an archive of over 900 refereed, scholarly journals.
Nexis Uni, the successor of LexisNexis Academic, is a comprehensive full-text database covering business, news, legal, company and medical information.
Oxford Academic Journals
Oxford University-published journals which cover a wide range of subjects including biology, economics, health sciences, political science, social work, and technology.
Points of View Reference Center
Essays and articles which cover many core topics, each with an overview (objective background / description), point (argument), and counterpoint (opposing argument). (AVL)
Procon.org – Pros and Cons of Controversial Issues
Objective analysis of controversial issues in a straightforward, nonpartisan, primarily pro-con format.
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses
Contains citations for dissertations starting with 1861, abstracts for dissertations from 1980, abstracts for master's theses from 1988, and full-text access to dissertations (via PDF) from 1997 to the present. Previously named Digital Dissertations.
Also accessible as "eJournals" on LWLC homepage. Locates journals within subscribed databases, journals related to a particular subject, and links to listed databases.
Social Sciences Full-Text
Full-text access to the chief English-language journals in the social sciences.
How to Find Articles
In order to find articles:
1. Go to the LWLC homepage and select "Databases by Subject" in the blue box on the lower left hand portion of the page.
2. Select the subject you're wanting to research such as "Law/Legal" (for Criminal Justice).
3. A new page will open with a list of databases relevant to that topic.
4. Select the database(s) relevant to your topic and search. The resources in "Helpful Databases" can help limit your searches by type of journal (peer-reviewed journals are recommended), full-text, language, and date range.
Accessing Library Databases Off Campus
- Go to the Library's web site www.lib.alasu.edu
- Under Research Tools, there are two options in accessing databases:
- 1.) All of our electronic databases are listed under Databases by Title.
- 2.) If you would like resources in a particular subject, visit Databases by Subject.
- Select a database from the subject areas or from the alphabetical listing
- The login screen will ask that you:
- Enter your Campus ID without hyphens
- Enter your LAST NAME in lower case
- Once in the database enter your search terms in the search boxes provided
If you are in our system and unable to login to the databases please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for support.
If you need help using the databases, please contact the Reference Desk (334) 229-4110 or send e-mail to Randy Curtis at email@example.com.