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Academic Search CompleteAvailable to current TCU students/faculty/staff.Available to Clark Society members.
A massive multidisciplinary resource with an abundance of full text. Abstracts and indexes 9000+ journals and includes the full text of 5500+ journals. 4000+ of the journals are peer-reviewed. Coverage dates: Varies.
Academic OneFileAvailable to current TCU students/faculty/staff.Available to Clark Society members.
A multidisciplinary resource with an abundance of full text. Literature indexed includes general interest magazines, refereed academic journals, business publications, social science, scientific and technology periodicals, law journals, healthcare periodicals, newspapers and newswire services. Coverage dates: 1980 - Current.
JSTORAvailable to current TCU students/faculty/staff.
JSTOR is an electronic journal collection consisting of the full text of back issues of journals in many different subject areas. It is especially strong in Arts and Sciences. It is possible to search the contents of all the JSTOR journals using this link. Coverage dates: Varies.

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Article FirstAvailable to current TCU students/faculty/staff.Available to Clark Society members.
Includes items listed on the table of contents pages of 16,000 journals. Describes one article, news story, letter, or other item from a journal in each record. Provides a list of libraries that have the journal title for most items. Coverage dates: 1990 - Current.
Current Contents ConnectAvailable to current TCU students/faculty/staff.
Current Contents Connect is a current awareness database that provides easy web access to complete tables of contents, abstracts, bibliographic information, and abstracts from the most recently published issues of leading scholarly journals, as well as from thousands of websites. Coverage dates: 1998 - Current.
Daily Express ArchiveAvailable to current TCU students/faculty/staff.
Digital version of the Daily Express newspaper. Coverage dates: 1900 to present.
Data Citation IndexAvailable to current TCU students/faculty/staff.
Data Citation Index searches high-quality research data from repositories across disciplines and around the world. The Data Citation Index aggregates the metadata from hundreds of repositories. Coverage dates: 1900 - Current.
Directory of Open Access JournalsAvailable to current TCU students/faculty/staff.Available to Clark Society members.
The Directory of Open Access Journals contains the full text of thousands of quality-controlled scientific and scholarly journals.
EBSCOhost DatabasesAvailable to current TCU students/faculty/staff.Available to Clark Society members.
EBSCOhost is a host/platform from which we receive a number of databases covering a wide range of subject areas. Many EBSCO databases contain full text. Use this link to search several databases at one time. Some examples of database options include Academic Search Complete, Business Source Premier, CINAHAL, Religion and Philosophy Collection, and more.
Expanded Academic ASAPAvailable to current TCU students/faculty/staff.Available to Clark Society members.
A multidisciplinary database with thousand of titles and many of them include full text. Many of the journals are refereed. Use this database for researching all the academic disciplines -- from science and technology to history and humanities. Coverage dates: 1980 - Current.
FirstSearch (Core Collection)Available to current TCU students/faculty/staff.Available to Clark Society members.
FirstSearch (Core Collection) is a platform/host for databases in several subject areas. The Core Collection is available without restriction for use by all TCU-affiliated patrons. These databases range in scope from the discipline specific (ERIC, Medline) to the largest electronic union catalog int he world (WorldCat).
Gale DatabasesAvailable to current TCU students/faculty/staff.
Gale Databases is an aggregator of databases we receive. The databases cover a wide range of subject material, and some of the databases can be cross-searched.
Gale Directory LibraryAvailable to current TCU students/faculty/staff.
Find contact information via these directories: Directories in Print, Encyclopedia of Business Information Sources, Gale Directory of Databases, and National Faculty Directory. Also contains Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media which provides information on media sources. Market Share Reporter is also included and contains statistics on market shares of various products/companies. Coverage dates: 2010 - Current.
HeinOnlineAvailable to current TCU students/faculty/staff.
HeinOnline is the world's largest fully searchable PDF image-based, government document and legal research database. It contains comprehensive coverage from inception of both U.S. statutory materials and more than 2,300 scholarly journals, all of the world's constitutions, all U.S. treaties, collections of classic treatises and presidential documents, and access to the full text of state and federal case law powered by Fastcase. Coverage dates: Late 18th century to present.
IngentaAvailable to current TCU students/faculty/staff.
Ingenta is a searchable database of millions of journal articles. Ingenta is used primarily for its document delivery features. Authorized TCU faculty and graduate students can use Ingenta to get the full text of documents delivered in PDF format. Email reference@tcu.edu for more information on using Ingenta for document delivery. Coverage dates: 1989 - Current.
Joanna Briggs InstituteAvailable to current TCU students/faculty/staff.
The Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading providers of evidence–based information. This database provides exclusive access to the following JBI resources: Systematic Reviews, Evidence Summaries, Best Practice Information Sheets, and more. Coverage dates: 1948 - Current.
Learning Express LibraryAvailable to current TCU students/faculty/staff.
Interactive platform that contains practice tests for standardized and placement tests at every grade level. Also contains tutorials to help improve basic math, reading, writing, and computer skills for every age. Assessment tests and career placement help are also available. SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, and MCAT are just some of the test preps available. Coverage dates: Current.
Legal Information Reference CenterAvailable to current TCU students/faculty/staff.
Online full text for many of the top consumer legal reference books, plus thousands of forms from Texas and other states to assist the general public in legal matters of all kinds. Coverage dates: 2000 to Current.
Lexis Nexis AcademicAvailable to current TCU students/faculty/staff.
Provides news articles for financial, medical, and legal information. Transcripts and wire services are also available. Other special features include: Company Profiles, SEC filings, Biographies, Country Information, Federal and State Cases, Patents, Broadcast Transcripts, and more. Coverage dates: Varies.
MasterFILE PremierAvailable to current TCU students/faculty/staff.Available to Clark Society members.
A multidisciplinary resource including full text for 1730+ periodicals, and indexing and abstracts for another 2400+ titles. Also included are Magill Book Reviews, full text reference books and an image collection of 235,000+ photos, maps and flags. Coverage dates: 1975 - Current.
OAIsterAvailable to current TCU students/faculty/staff.Available to Clark Society members.
OAIster searches millions of digital resources from over 1000 organizations. Digital resources in OAIster include digitized books and articles, born-digital texts, multimedia files, images, and datasets. Coverage dates: Ancient - modern.
OCLC Electronic Collections OnlineAvailable to current TCU students/faculty/staff.
OCLC Electronic Collections Online is a multidisciplinary collection of thousands of journals published in electronic form. Many journals are available in full text. Coverage dates: 1995 - Current.
OmniFile Full Text SelectAvailable to current TCU students/faculty/staff.Available to Clark Society members.
OmniFile Full Text Select provides access to the full text of articles from approximately 2,700 publications, many of them peer-reviewed, from a number of disciplines. Coverage dates: 1994 - Current.
Oxford Scholarship OnlineAvailable to current TCU students/faculty/staff.Available to Clark Society members.
Contains subject modules for Philosophy, Religion, Economics and Finance, and Political Science - and offers over 1200 complete and fully searchable books, with 200 titles added each year. TCU has purchased access to the full text of the Philosophy and Religion modules ONLY. For the other modules, users can view book and chapter abstracts. Limited to 5 users at once.
PapersFirstAvailable to current TCU students/faculty/staff.Available to Clark Society members.
PapersFirst searches papers presented at conferences, expositions, workshops, congresses, and symposia received by The British Library Document Supply Centre. Coverage dates: 1993 - Current.
ProceedingsAvailable to current TCU students/faculty/staff.Available to Clark Society members.
Proceedings is an index of worldwide conference proceedings and is updated bi-weekly. Coverage dates: 1993 - Current.
Project MUSEAvailable to current TCU students/faculty/staff.Available to Clark Society members.
Project MUSE provides full-text to over 300 high quality humanities, arts, and social sciences journals from 60 scholarly publishers. Every journal is peer-reviewed. Coverage dates: Varies.
Readers Guide Retrospective 1890-1982Available to current TCU students/faculty/staff.
Electronic version of an essential print reference, provides indexing for millions of articles in over 500 leading magazines. Includes peer-reviewed and consumer publications. Key finding tool for many 20th century publications where indexing did not begin until the 1980s. Coverage dates: 1890-1982.
RightFindAvailable to TCU faculty, staff, and grad students only.
Grad Student/Faculty/Staff only. RightFind (Infotrieve) is a document delivery service for TCU faculty, staff, & graduate students. Email reference@tcu.edu for more information on using RightFind for document delivery. Firefox users: You may encounter a warning that says "This Connection is Untrusted." Just click "Add Exception" and then "Confirm Security Exception" to continue. Coverage dates: Varies.
Rock's BackpagesAvailable to current TCU students/faculty/staff.
RBP is the World’s only comprehensive online archive of music journalism and writing, providing access to an ever-expanding collection of primary-source, full-text music writing (currently over 32,000 articles), sourced from the pages of the music and mainstream press. Not just a resource for music courses, but also journalism, literature, national and international cultural studies, gender studies, sociology, politics and economics. RBP contains articles (reviews, interviews, features and more) from the '50s up to present day and includes a growing collection of exclusive audio interviews. The content represents the work of over 670 of the best music writers on the planet from over 4,500 publications (Rolling Stone, NME etc etc), representing over 2,500 artists from all genres of music. Coverage dates: 1950 to present.
Sage PremierAvailable to current TCU students/faculty/staff.
Access full text and abstracts of journals in a wide range of subject areas including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, and medicine. Coverage dates: 1999 - Current.
ScienceDirectAvailable to current TCU students/faculty/staff.
ScienceDirect provides access to hundreds of full-text journals published by Elsevier in a wide range of subject areas including science, engineering, technology, medicine and business. Coverage dates: 1995 - Current.
Social Sciences Citation IndexAvailable to current TCU students/faculty/staff.Available to Clark Society members.
A multidisciplinary index to the journal literature of social sciences; full bibliographic and cited reference data. Disciplines include: communication, education, geography, history of social sciences, law, political science, public health, social issues, sociology. Coverage dates: 1956 - Current.
SpringerLinkAvailable to current TCU students/faculty/staff.
SpringerLink contains the full text of journals, eBooks, and conference proceedings published by Springer. Coverage dates: 1996 - Current.
TOPICsearchAvailable to current TCU students/faculty/staff.Available to Clark Society members.
Provides research by topic for current events. Coverage dates: Current.
Ulrich's Global Serials DirectoryAvailable to current TCU students/faculty/staff.Available to Clark Society members.
Ulrich's Global Serials Directory provides detailed, comprehensive, and authoritative information on serials published throughout the world. Coverage dates: Current.
US Major DailiesAvailable to current TCU students/faculty/staff.
Provides access to the five most respected US national and regional newspapers, including The New York Times and Washington Post, co-exclusive access to The Wall Street Journal, and exclusive access to Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune. The content is available by 8am each day. Images are not included. Coverage dates: 1985 - Current day.
Web of ScienceAvailable to current TCU students/faculty/staff.
Web of Science searches thousands of journals in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. A unique feature of Web of Science is the ability to see which articles have cited a given article. Web of Science offers the ability to search many databases simultaneously, including Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, Arts & Humanities Citation Index, and several others. Coverage dates: 1945 - Current.
Wiley Online LibraryAvailable to current TCU students/faculty/staff.
Wiley Online Library is a multi-disciplinary database that provides access to millions of articles from thousands of journals, thousands of books, and hundreds of multi-volume reference works. Coverage dates: Varies.
WorldCatAvailable to current TCU students/faculty/staff.Available to Clark Society members.
Contains all the records cataloged by OCLC member libraries. Millions of bibliographic records in 400 languages and different formats such as books, computer programs, films and slides, journals and magazines, articles, chapters and papers, manuscripts, maps, musical scores, newspapers, sound recordings and videotapes are included. Coverage dates: Before 1000 BC - Current.
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