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The databases listed below are not subscribed to by the Masland Library. They are available through the internet and may or may not be as well maintained as the databases subscribed to by the library. However, they still have valuable information and provide additional resources not available in the library databases. In addition, it is important to remember that not all of the articles listed in these databases are free.
ABI/INFORM CompleteContents include a broad array of business information, from scholarly journals and dissertations, to company, industry and market focused trade news. ABI/INFORM features the latest news from top sources like the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and The Economist.
Journals dating back to early 1900s.
AccessScienceAccessScience, the online version of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology. Provides searchable access to the full text of the Encyclopedia and the annual yearbook, including recent research developments, biographies, data, tables, news references, illustrations and related links.
Associates Program Source PlusDo not let the name fool you, this resource contains full-text journals and books covering a diverse range of topics including accounting; biotechnology; computer & data processing; counseling; criminal justice; graphic design; and, more.
Business Source UltimateBusiness Source Ultimate's content supports covering all areas of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. In addition to accessing essential full-text journals, business students can delve into case studies, country economic reports and company profiles, as well as interviews with executives and analysts. Indexing and abstracts for scholarly business journals back to 1886 included.
Only full-text provider of the following top-tiered academic journals: Academy of of Management Journal; Academy of Management Review; Strategic Management Journal; and, Journal of Marketing Research (JMR).
Computer DatabaseComputer Database provides access to leading business and technical publications in the computer, telecommunications, and electronics industries. The database includes computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications, and the application of technology.
Information Science and Library IssuesInformation Science and Library Issues Collection provides access to scholarly journals and trade publications essential for information professionals and other knowledge workers. The database offers coverage of topics including information infrastructure, metadata architecture, publishing, and more.
Academic OneFileProvides access to peer reviewed, full-text articles from leading journals and reference sources covering the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects as well as full-text coverage of the New York Times going back to 1995. Millions of articles are available in PDF and HTML full-text format.
Academic Search UltimateA multi-disciplinary database designed specifically for academic institutions. With a large collection of peer-reviewed full-text journals, the database offers information in nearly every area of academic study including: biblical studies, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, and many more.
Project Gutenberg is a volunteer effort to digitize and archive cultural works, to "encourage the creation and distribution of eBooks". It was founded in 1971 by Michael S. Hart and is the oldest digital library.
Sage PremierSage Premier provides access to more than 1,200 online journals published by Sage. Find top research on a wide variety of subjects including Biblical/theological studies, business, counseling & psychology, criminal justice, education, social work, and many others. Now available: Cairn has access to the complete run of 769 Sage titles.
Reference content from Gale and its publishing partners includes top titles such as: Computer Sciences, Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, Gale Encyclopedia of Science, World of Chemistry, and many more.
Financial TimesFinancial Times is one of the world's leading business news and information organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. FT is known to provide extensive news, comment, data and analysis to the global business community.
To sign-up with your cairn email address go to: https://go.openathens.net/redirector/cairn.edu?url=https%3A%2F%2Fjoin.ft.com%2Fb31f5d85-b5bb-434e-8277-b72e60419703
Financial Times Sign UpUse this link to sign up for access to the Financial Times--you must use your cairn.edu email address. Once created, you can access FT.com from anywhere with this login information, set up email alerts or connect via the mobile app at app.ft.com.
FlipsterFlipster is a digital magazine platform making it possible to read a magazine from your computer, tablets, and phones. With an initial emphasis on children's magazines, Cairn also subscribes to Archaeology, Fast Company and Pennsylvania Magazine. An app is available for offline reading but all magazines can be read without the use of an app.
General OneFileGeneral OneFile is a comprehensive general-interest resource providing periodical and news information. In addition, General OneFile also features more than 500 travel guides; a full collection of National Public Radio programs from 1990 to the present, including searchable transcripts; links to over 5,000 video files including shows like the Today Show, NBC Nightly News, NRO TV and Meet the Press; more than 3,000 full-text titles recommended by Bowker’s “Magazines for Libraries”.
InfoTrac NewsstandInfoTrac Newsstand (formerly National Newspaper Index) provides access to more than 1,100 major U.S. regional, national and local newspapers as well as leading titles from around the world. It also includes thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts and transcripts.
Newspaper SourceNewspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 national (U.S.) and international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for more than 330 regional (U.S.) newspapers.
Due to third party ownership of full text, EBSCO Information Services is dependent on publisher publication schedules (and in some cases embargo periods) in order to produce full text on its products.
New York TimesTo sign up go to: https://go.openathens.net/redirector/cairn.edu?url=https://www.nytimes.com/grouppass and use your cairn email address. The New York Times, published in New York City since 1851, is an important source of reporting, information, and opinion, covering politics, finance, health, science, culture, the arts, sports, and fashion in the U.S. and abroad. The online version of The Times is the most comprehensive existing aggregation of information and content created and published by The New York Times. The site includes all articles, features, interviews, obituaries, columns, and still image, audio, video, and data, text and multimedia published on the http://www.nytimes.com site since the site's launch in 1996.
New York Times SignupUse this link to sign up for email access to the New York Times. Once signed up, select alerts to keep up on the latest news access NYTimes articles without needing your name and barcode. Download the mobile app to access NYT from anywhere on your mobile device.
Below are some tips to help you search in the library catalog and databases:
Keywords - also called search terms are words used to describe a resource. When choosing keywords look at your topic, research question or thesis statement and choose the most important words and use those words to search for information on your topic. Avoid common words, which will give you to many results.
Boolean Operators - are used to combine search terms together to retrieve more relevant results.
AND - use to combine search terms when you want all the terms to appear in the article
OR - use only with synonyms, use to retrieve results that have any of the terms you searched
NOT - use with words that have multiple meanings, eliminates a meaning of the word
Limiters - databases have many different ways that you can limit your search, some of the most common limits are listed below
Full Text - retrieves results that include the full text of the article as it was originally published
Scholarly/Peer Reviewed - retrieves results for articles that have been reviewed by experts in the field before they are published
Date Range - allows you to limit the publication date or the articles, find articles with in a specific range of dates, retrieve the most recent information quickly
Language - choose the language that you are most comfortable reading, this way you don't have to weed through articles you can't read.
There are many more limiters available and some databases have more than others. If you would like more information about limiters or assistance locating resources please schedule a Research Consultation.
Bibliographic Searching - Use the citations in the articles you have found that are relevant to your topic to find similar articles.