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This database is great for background information. It provides access to more than 630 full-text reference books and over 3 million full-text entries. It covers literary criticism in detail, business, history, Shakespeare, biographies. Credo.
Formerly known as Gale Virtual Library (GVRL), this database is an online library of reference eBooks, including many titles from academic book publishers. The database is multidisciplinary with strengths in world and American history, literature, and economics. A great database to start your research.
Provides indexing and abstracts of articles from 450 popular magazines as far back as 1983 Subject coverage includes arts, business, computers, education, current events, and more. Has only a few peer-reviewed periodicals. Multidisciplinary.
Contains full-text articles and images in the WSJ from four years ago to the present. Click the link to create your account. Once your account has been created you are able to access the content by clicking this database link or through the WSJ home page and signing in.
Contains full-text articles and images in the New York Times from 1851 to the present on the nytimes.com website. Access to articles from 1923 to 1980 is limited to five per day, any other time frame provides unlimited article access.
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