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  • ebrary

    This resource contains scholarly eBook titles supporting student and faculty research, and general nonfiction titles on topics such as school & studying, career development, arts & leisure, and practical life skills. There are no limits on concurrent multi-user access to ebrary titles, and most titles can be downloaded and read via the new ebrary Reader and on the Bluefire Reader app for Android and iOS.  [Details]

  • Education in Video

    Education in Video is an online collection of streaming video developed specifically for training and developing teachers. The collection will contains more than 4,000 video titles totaling 1,300 hours of teaching demonstrations, lectures, documentaries, and primary-source footage of students and teachers in actual classrooms. It will give education faculty, students, and in-service teachers a single source for the best research-based professional development video resources available. Includes access to Volume 1 of the series.  [Details]

  • ERIC (via ProQuest)

    The ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) database is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education to provide extensive access to educational-related literature. ERIC provides ready access to education literature to augment American education by increasing and facilitating the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research. ERIC provides coverage of journal articles, conferences, meetings, government documents, theses, dissertations, reports, audiovisual media, bibliographies, directories, books and monographs.

     [Details]

  • JSTOR

    Archive of selected scholarly journals in anthropology, art, art history, communication studies, criminology, ecology, economics, education, English, film studies, foreign languages and literatures, geography, geology, history, mathematics, music, philosophy, political science, public and international affairs, religion, social work, sociology, statistics, theatre, and other humanities and social sciences.  [Details]

  • Project MUSE

    Project MUSE is a unique collaboration between libraries and publishers providing 100% full-text, to high quality humanities, arts, art history, creative writing, education, English, film studies, foreign languages and literatures, history, religion, theatre, and social sciences journals from scholarly publishers.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   Project Muse Advanced Search

  • ProQuest Central

    This database serves as the central resource for researchers at all levels. Covering more than 160 subjects areas, ProQuest Central is the largest aggregated database of periodical content. This award-winning online reference resource features a highly-respected, diversified mix of content including scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, books, newspapers, reports and videos. Comparable to EBSCOhost Academic Search Complete.  [Details]

  • ProQuest Education Journals

    Includes access to over 900 top educational publications, including more than 600 of the titles in full text. The coverage spans the literature on primary, secondary and higher education as well as special education, home schooling and adult education. Many titles are indexed in the ERIC database.  Part of ProQuest Central. Comparable to ERIC via BSCOhost.  [Details]

  • ProQuest Research Library

    A multidisciplinary, general reference database covering covering over 150 academic disciplines. Consists of a diversified mix of over 6,000 titles - over 75% in full text - from 1971 forward, including scholarly journals, trade publications, and magazines. Part of ProQuest Central.  [Details]

  • ProQuest Social Science Journals

    This database offers indexing and full text for hundreds of academic journals, providing extensive coverage across a wide range of social science disciplines including anthropology, criminology, economics, education, political science, psychology, social work and sociology. Includes over 1000 titles, with the majority available in full text. Part of ProQuest Central.  [Details]

  • PsycINFO

    This database is the American Psychological Association (APA)'s renowned resource for abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books and dissertations. PsycINFO is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health, with ninety-nine percent of the covered material peer-reviewed.  [Details]

  • Sage Journals Online

    SAGE Journals Online offers full text access to journals in Communication Studies, Criminology, Computer Science, Education, Health Sciences, Management & Organization Studies, Materials Science, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Business, Humanities, Science and Technology, and Social Work. Includes Sage Journals Backfiles 1999-2009.  [Details]

  • Sociological Abstracts

    Citations to sociology journals and dissertations covering sociological topics in fields such as anthropology, criminology, economics, education, medicine, community development, communication studies, philosophy, demography, gerontology, political science, religion, and social psychology.  [Details]

  • Web of Science

    This collection of databases offers an integrated, versatile research platform, it delivers easy access to high quality, diversified scholarly information in anthropology, biology, chemistry, biochemistry, criminology, education, environmental sciences, geography, geology, marine sciences, mathematics and statistics, physics, psychology, social work, sociology, as well as search and analysis tools that enhance this content. Includes Web of Science Core Collection, which consists of multidisciplinary content covers over 12,000 of the highest impact journals worldwide.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   Citation Report and H-index with Web of Science

  • ebrary

    This resource contains scholarly eBook titles supporting student and faculty research, and general nonfiction titles on topics such as school & studying, career development, arts & leisure, and practical life skills. There are no limits on concurrent multi-user access to ebrary titles, and most titles can be downloaded and read via the new ebrary Reader and on the Bluefire Reader app for Android and iOS.  [Details]

  • Education in Video

    Education in Video is an online collection of streaming video developed specifically for training and developing teachers. The collection will contains more than 4,000 video titles totaling 1,300 hours of teaching demonstrations, lectures, documentaries, and primary-source footage of students and teachers in actual classrooms. It will give education faculty, students, and in-service teachers a single source for the best research-based professional development video resources available. Includes access to Volume 1 of the series.  [Details]

  • ERIC (via ProQuest)

    The ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) database is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education to provide extensive access to educational-related literature. ERIC provides ready access to education literature to augment American education by increasing and facilitating the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research. ERIC provides coverage of journal articles, conferences, meetings, government documents, theses, dissertations, reports, audiovisual media, bibliographies, directories, books and monographs.

     [Details]

  • JSTOR

    Archive of selected scholarly journals in anthropology, art, art history, communication studies, criminology, ecology, economics, education, English, film studies, foreign languages and literatures, geography, geology, history, mathematics, music, philosophy, political science, public and international affairs, religion, social work, sociology, statistics, theatre, and other humanities and social sciences.  [Details]

  • Project MUSE

    Project MUSE is a unique collaboration between libraries and publishers providing 100% full-text, to high quality humanities, arts, art history, creative writing, education, English, film studies, foreign languages and literatures, history, religion, theatre, and social sciences journals from scholarly publishers.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   Project Muse Advanced Search

  • ProQuest Central

    This database serves as the central resource for researchers at all levels. Covering more than 160 subjects areas, ProQuest Central is the largest aggregated database of periodical content. This award-winning online reference resource features a highly-respected, diversified mix of content including scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, books, newspapers, reports and videos. Comparable to EBSCOhost Academic Search Complete.  [Details]

  • ProQuest Education Journals

    Includes access to over 900 top educational publications, including more than 600 of the titles in full text. The coverage spans the literature on primary, secondary and higher education as well as special education, home schooling and adult education. Many titles are indexed in the ERIC database.  Part of ProQuest Central. Comparable to ERIC via BSCOhost.  [Details]

  • ProQuest Research Library

    A multidisciplinary, general reference database covering covering over 150 academic disciplines. Consists of a diversified mix of over 6,000 titles - over 75% in full text - from 1971 forward, including scholarly journals, trade publications, and magazines. Part of ProQuest Central.  [Details]

  • ProQuest Social Science Journals

    This database offers indexing and full text for hundreds of academic journals, providing extensive coverage across a wide range of social science disciplines including anthropology, criminology, economics, education, political science, psychology, social work and sociology. Includes over 1000 titles, with the majority available in full text. Part of ProQuest Central.  [Details]

  • PsycINFO

    This database is the American Psychological Association (APA)'s renowned resource for abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books and dissertations. PsycINFO is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health, with ninety-nine percent of the covered material peer-reviewed.  [Details]

  • Sage Journals Online

    SAGE Journals Online offers full text access to journals in Communication Studies, Criminology, Computer Science, Education, Health Sciences, Management & Organization Studies, Materials Science, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Business, Humanities, Science and Technology, and Social Work. Includes Sage Journals Backfiles 1999-2009.  [Details]

  • Sociological Abstracts

    Citations to sociology journals and dissertations covering sociological topics in fields such as anthropology, criminology, economics, education, medicine, community development, communication studies, philosophy, demography, gerontology, political science, religion, and social psychology.  [Details]

  • Web of Science

    This collection of databases offers an integrated, versatile research platform, it delivers easy access to high quality, diversified scholarly information in anthropology, biology, chemistry, biochemistry, criminology, education, environmental sciences, geography, geology, marine sciences, mathematics and statistics, physics, psychology, social work, sociology, as well as search and analysis tools that enhance this content. Includes Web of Science Core Collection, which consists of multidisciplinary content covers over 12,000 of the highest impact journals worldwide.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   Citation Report and H-index with Web of Science

  • Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts (ASSIA)

    ASSIA: Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts on the Web is an indexing and abstracting tool covering health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations, social work, and education. Updated monthly, ASSIA provides a comprehensive source of social science and health information for the practical and academic professional.  [Details]

  • Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database

    CLCD (Children's Literature Comprehensive Database) is the premier single-source, single-search provider of online information to help educators and librarians find just the right books to meet their educational and collection management requirements. CLCD provides over 2.1 million Children's and Young Adult Literature records containing more than 500,000 professional reviews of children's books, multimedia and audio books (aggregated from 42 sources).  [Details]

  • ERIC (via U.S. Department of Education)

    Citations to articles and reports in education.  [Details]

  • Learning Express Library

    This is an online collection of practice tests and study aides on a variety of topics. It also includes basic reading, writing, and math skills improvement for school children and adults. A "skills improvement" section is also included with Spanish language instruction.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   LearningExpress Workshop

  • LexisNexis Academic

    News, business, communication studies, criminology, foreign languages and literatures, legal and reference information.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   LexisNexis YouTube Channel

  • Teacher Reference Center

    Starting January 1, 2015 this database will be replaced by​ ProQuest Education Journals. Please visit 2015 Database Changes for more information.

     [Details]

  • Alexander Street Press

    Alexander Street Press is a publisher of award-winning online collections and videos for scholarly research, teaching, and learning. Content is carefully curated by expert editors around specific subjects and disciplines, sourced from producers and archives around the globe.  [Details]

  • Ambrose Digital Video

    Almost 600 streaming videos on a wide variety of topics such as US history, ancient history, geography, literature, authors, science, biology, and geology.  Includes teacher guides and other supplemental information. Videos can be embedded into Blackboard. All videos are 100% closed captioned, and closed captioned searchable, and allow for unlimited simultaneous use.

       [Details]

  • Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities

    Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities helps professors, graduate students and researchers to publish their manuscripts in academic journals. It offers current contact information and websites for a large number of journals. Also, Cabell’s provides information on publication guidelines, type of review, number of external review, acceptance rate, ISSN, submission process, and more. Coverage available for the subjects of Business and Education.  [Details]

  • Cambridge Journals Online

    Cambridge Journals Online is the online Cambridge University Press’s collection of several journals across the computer sciences, sciences, social sciences and humanities.   [Details]

  • Canadian Business & Current Affairs Complete (CBCA)

    CBCA is a comprehensive Canadian reference collection covering current events, business, science, the arts, and academic information as produced in Canada. Features a diversified mix of publications, including scholarly journals, trade publications, dissertations, books, newspapers and magazines. Contains over 4.5 million records and 1,665 titles. Part of ProQuest Central.  [Details]

  • CQ Researcher

    The CQ Researcher explores a single "hot" issue in the news in depth each week.  [Details]

  • Data Citation Index

    Discover research data, including data studies, data sets from a wide range of international data repositories and connect them with the scientific literature to track data citation. Part of Web of Science.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   Web of Science: Citation Sources

  • Electronic Journal Service (EJS)

    Search through EBSCO's database of scholarly e-journals.  [Details]

  • GPO Access

    Gateway to searchable databases from the federal government. Includes the Federal Register and Congressional Record.  [Details]

  • MAS Complete

    Starting January 1, 2015 this database will be replaced by​ SIRS Knowledge Source Package, ProQuest Central, and ProQuest Newsstand. Please visit 2015 Database Changes for more information.

     [Details]

  • Meet the Press

    This database is available on-campus only for a short trial period. Please fill out this Database Trial Evaluation form to let us know your opinion, especially if you would like us to subscribe to it.

    Since its television premiere in 1947, Meet the Press has cemented its position as an institution in broadcast journalism. For the first time ever, network TV’s longest running program—with its thousands of interviews, panels, and debates—is available via streaming online video. Unprecedented access to this treasure trove of material, including many episodes not seen since their original broadcast.  [Details]

  • Mental Measurements Yearbook

    Provides users with a comprehensive guide to over 3,000 contemporary testing instruments. The MMY series contains information essential for a complete evaluation of test products within such diverse areas as psychology, sociology, education, business, and leadership.  [Details]

  • Middle Search Plus

    Starting January 1, 2015 this database will be replaced by​ SIRS Knowledge Source Package. Please visit 2015 Database Changes for more information.

     [Details]

  • NoveList K-8 Plus

    Starting January 1, 2015 this database will be replaced by Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database. Please visit 2015 Database Changes for more information.

     [Details]

  • NoveList Plus

    Starting January 1, 2015 this database will be replaced by Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database. Please visit 2015 Database Changes for more information.

     [Details]

  • PBS Video Collection

    You can now view nearly 250 quality PBS programs covering a wide variety of topics. These videos are viewable from any computer running Flash Player version 9 or higher with a relatively good Internet connection (at least 175 Kbps). A great database for music studies. Unfortunately, it will not be possible to view the videos over a dial-up Internet line.  [Details]

  • Primary Search

    Starting January 1, 2015 this database will be replaced by​ SIRS Knowledge Source Package. Please visit 2015 Database Changes for more information.

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  • SpringerLink

    SpringerLink offers online access to over 1400 fully peer reviewed journals and hundreds of ebooks in biomedicine, life science, clinical medicine, physics, engineering, mathematics, computer science, humanities, social work, sociology, and economics.  [Details]

  • Student Research Center (SRC)

    Starting January 1, 2015 this database will be replaced by​ SIRS Knowledge Source Package. Please visit 2015 Database Changes for more information.

     [Details]

  • Wiley Online Library

    A multidisciplinary collection of academic areas of study including social sciences, humanities, education, social work, sociology, English, computer sciences, creative writing, engineering, psychology, law and criminology, life sciences, and business.

    Note: UNCW only has access to selected content, mostly journals, in Wiley. Look for the unlocked or free icons  lock iconsto identify content available to UNCW.  [Details]

  • WorldCat Dissertations and Theses
    This database contains records for over 5 million items cataloged as dissertations, theses, or published materials based on theses or dissertations, in WorldCat, including titles provided by NetLibrary. The database allows users to quickly and efficiently retrieve records for theses and dissertations.
     [Details]

  • WorldCat [FirstSearch Interface]

    Our access to the WorldCat FirstSearch interface is ending June 30, 2015. However, this does not mean we will be completely without access to the information contained in WorldCat after this time. By utilizing a combination WorldCat.org and locally produced solutions, we have every intent of providing our faculty and researchers with access to the WorldCat information you need, albeit through different channels. Please visit our news item for more information.

    We need your input

    Please help us understand how you have used WorldCat FirstSearch by filling out this survey: How do you use WorldCat FirstSearch?  This information will help us provide you with solutions to alleviate the loss of FirstSearch. 

    Books and other materials in libraries worldwide.  [Details]


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