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eBook Collections at UWSP

  • Brill E-Book Collection (Full Text)
    Academic e-books from a leading publisher in the humanities and social sciences. Books are organized in the categories of Asian Studies, Biblical Studies, Ancient Near East and Early Christianity, Biology, Classical Studies, European History and Culture, Language and Linguistics, Materials and Surface Sciences, Middle East and Islamic Studies, Religious Studies, Theology and Philosophy and Social Sciences. Individual chapters can be downloaded as a PDF.
  • ClinicalKey
    Search and read hundreds of leading medical books. Individual chapters can be downloaded as a PDF.
  • Credo Reference
    A multidisciplinary collection of hundreds of reference tools (encyclopedias, dictionaries, statistical sources, etc.) that may be searched collectively or individually. Individual ebook chapters and book entries may be downloaded as a pdf.
  • Early English Books Online - EEBO (Proquest - Full Text)
    Multidisciplinary database of works published in the Engish language from 1473-1700 in England. Ireland, Scotland, Wales, British North America, and other countries. Allows downloads for an entire book or selected pages.
  • eBook Collection (EBSCO - Full Text)
    Search and read titles online. Create an account to check out books and download to e-readers via Adobe Digital Editions.
  • EBL
    Offering content across all subject areas, EBL focuses on recent titles, featuring ebooks from hundreds of major academic publishers worldwide.
  • ebrary
    Ebrary offers authoritative ebooks in a wide range of subject areas along with tools to help you find, use, and manage information.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL - Full Text)
    Specialized reference sources in a variety of academic areas including Asian studies, Religion, History, Food & Nutrition, and Biology. Individual articles/chapters may be downloaded as a PDF.
  • Salem Press
    full-text (html) access to several high quality reference sources.
  • Wiley Online Library (Full Text)
    Search and read ebooks from John Wiley, a publisher of scientific and social science literature. Individual chapters can be downloaded to an ereader as a pdf.

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CQ Researcher

Weekly in-depth single topic reports covering current issues and controversial subjects.  Each report includes an background and current status, pro-con essays, future outlook, and a bibliography.

  • CQ Researcher Online (CQ Press - Full Text)
    This weekly publication provides in-depth reports on current and controversial issues of the day with complete summaries, insight into all sides of the issues, bibliographies and more.

Finding Articles

The following databases all cover a wide variety of topics.  Academic Search includes more academic, scholarly content, while  Masterfile and Readers' Guide are better for current events and general interest topics.  For general interest and news articles before 1980 use Readers' Guide Retrospective.

If you need to research your topic indepth, try the list of "More article databases" to see many specialized sources for article information

Newspaper Databases

The first databases listed are especially helpful for locating articles from newspapers and other current events topics.  ABI Inform and Business Source Premiere are specialized business databases that include business news and company information.

Google Scholar

Delivery of Materials to DE Students

Materials from the UWSP collection, or from other library collections can be delivered to you.  Two services, LARS, an article retrieval and scanning service for our print journal collection, and Interlibrary loan which provides access to materials from other libraries are used to order and arrange for delivery.  Be sure to explain that you are taking an online course in the notes field of the form.


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