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Academic Search UltimateAvailable to current TCU students/faculty/staff.Available to Clark Society members.
A massive multidisciplinary resource with an abundance of full text. Abstracts and indexes 10,000+ journals and includes the full text of 6,500+ journals. 9000+ of the journals are peer-reviewed. Coverage dates: Varies.
JSTORAvailable to current TCU students/faculty/staff.
Cross-disciplinary, scholarly electronic journal collection containing the full text of back issues of journals in many different subject areas. Also includes thousands of eBooks. Especially strong in Arts and Sciences. 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.
Credo ReferenceAvailable to current TCU students/faculty/staff.
Credo is an easy-to-use tool for starting research. Gather background information on your topic from hundreds of full-text encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations, and subject-specific titles, as well as 500,000+ images and audio files and over 1,000 videos. Coverage dates: 1966 - 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, CINAHL, Religion and Philosophy Collection, and more.
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.
Fully searchable PDF image-based government documents and legal research materials. Coverage from inception of both U.S. statutory materials and 2,300+ scholarly journals, all of the world's constitutions, all U.S. treaties, collections of classic treatises and presidential documents, and the full text of state and federal case law. 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 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.
MasterFILE CompleteAvailable to current TCU students/faculty/staff.Available to Clark Society members.
Multidisciplinary resource including full text for more than 2,300 general publications. Also included are more than 870 full text reference books, more than 73,000 full-text primary source documents and an image collection of more than 1.6 million photos, maps and flags. Coverage dates: 1922-present.
NBC LearnAvailable to current TCU students/faculty/staff.
Access news videos about historical and current events on a variety of topics. Coverage dates: 1950 - Current.
New York TimesAvailable to current TCU students/faculty/staff.
Prominent newspaper from the U.S. Coverage dates: June 1980 - present.
Nexis UniAvailable 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. Replaces LexisNexis Academic. Saving documents and searches, and annotating documents are a few of the additional features after registering for a personal account.
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.
Provides access to the full text of articles from approximately 3,400 publications, many of them peer-reviewed. Core subjects include art, education, humanities, law, social sciences and technology. Some graphical content, podcasts, foreign language article translations and article read-alouds. Coverage dates: 1994 - Current.
Oxford English Dictionary (OED Online)Available to current TCU students/faculty/staff.Available to Clark Society members.
Contains the complete text of the 20-volume Second Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary, first published in 1989, together with its 3-volume Additions Series, published in 1993 (volumes 1 and 2) and 1997 (volume 3). It also contains the New Edition in progress, which is updated quarterly with hundreds of new entries.
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.
Polling the NationsAvailable to current TCU students/faculty/staff.
Full text of 700K questions and responses from 18k+ public opinion surveys and 1700+ polling organizations. Polls for the U.S and more than 100 other countries. Data on all the pressing social issues of the day. Coverage dates: 1986 - present.
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.
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.
Proquest DatabasesAvailable to current TCU students/faculty/staff.
Search all Proquest databases: historical newspapers, other primary sources, dissertations, current periodicals, etc. from a single page. Documents can be limited to desired source(s) from the results list. Coverage dates: 15th century - present.
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 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 ExplorerAvailable to current TCU students/faculty/staff.
Creates fast, intuitive, and appealing maps and reports to help users visually analyze and understand demography and social change throughout history. An invaluable repository of information, the site currently includes the entire US Census history from 1790 to 2000, all annual updates from the American Community Survey, and the Religious Congregations and Membership Study from 1980 to 2000. Users can customize, save, print, and email maps and reports and export them to a variety of programs and statistical packages for further analysis and use in reports and presentations. Coverage dates: 1790 - present.
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.
Statista ProAvailable to current TCU students/faculty/staff.
Multidisciplinary statistics database containing 1.5 million statistics, facts and market data with coverage on more than 80,000 topics. Includes industry, company and consumer information, with about 50% of the data from U.S. sources. The remaining information is global, with rich data for Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Statistics can be exported in multiple formats for re-use or additional analysis. Coverage dates: 2008 - present.
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.Available to Clark Society members.
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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