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Through participation in the states MAGNOLIA (Mississippi Alliance for Gaining New Opportunities Through Library Information Access) project, the MSU Libraries now has access to a number of new databases. Here is a summary of the newly acquired databases, available through the librarys website at http://library.msstate.edu/content/searches/indexdatabase.htm.

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(*Includes Full-text Content)

Alt HealthWatch*

Focuses on perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. Includes full-text coverage of more than 180 journals, reports, proceedings, and consumer newsletters. Full-text titles include American Journal of Chinese Medicine, American Journal of Homeopathic Medicine, and the Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine.

Bibliography of Native North Americans (BNNA)

BNNA is a bibliographic database covering all aspects of native North American culture, history, and life. Topics include archaeology, multicultural relations, gaming, governance and literacy. Indexing covers books, essays, journal articles and government documents for both the United States and Canada.

Book Collection: Nonfiction*

Designed for school libraries, this database contains abstracts and searchable full-text for 3,370 popular nonfiction books.

Business Source Complete*

An upgrade from Business Source Premier, this database covers all areas of business and economics. Over 11,000 journals and magazines are indexed (with over 1,900 peer-reviewed titles), and 10,380 are available with full-text access (1,299 peer-reviewed). Also includes author profiles and company reports.

Computer Science Index

Offers abstracting and indexing of academic journals, professional publications, and other reference sources. Covers more than 6,500 periodicals and books, with coverage going back to the mid 1960s. Formerly known as Computer Literature Index.

Consumer Health Complete*

Provides full-text access to 176 health reference books and encyclopedia, more than 4000 full-text evidence-based health reports, over 5000 reports from Clinical Pharmacology, hundreds of medical images and diagrams and more than 1,200 physician-generated videos.

Economia y Negocios

This bibliographic data index covers more than 200 Spanish and Portuguese-language business and economics periodicals published in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Spain and the United States.

Environmental Issues and Policy Index with Full Text *

Provides coverage of over 1000 (253 full-text) journals in the area of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, geography, environmental technology, environmental law and much more.

Garden, Landscape and Horticulture Index

Indexes and abstracts over 300 core titles in the area of horticulture, botany, garden and landscape design/history, ecology, plant and garden conservation, garden management, and horticultural therapy.

General Science Collection*

Designed for school libraries, this collection of full-text database includes information on all aspects of the scientific world. In addition to full-text access to over 60 popular science publications, this database provides access to Great Scientific Achievements of the Twentieth Century.

History Reference Center*

The database contains more than 1,500 full-text reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading scholarly publishers. Over 100 leading historical periodicals are also indexed and available full-text. Additional content includes 58,000 historical documents, 43,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 12,000 historical photographs and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.

Hospitality and Tourism Complete*

With coverage dating back to 1965, this database includes more than 200 full-text periodicals, company and country reports, and books. Topics covered include the culinary arts, food and beverage management, hospitality law, hotel management, and leisure/business travel.

Humanities International Complete*

Provide full-text access to journals, books, and other published sources in all areas of the humanities. Overall, the database has over 1.6 million records, with selected content available online.

Information Science & Technology Abstracts

Indexes more than 450 journals in the area of classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, information management, and scholarly communication. Also includes books, research reports, and conference proceedings.

Insurance Periodicals Index

Indexes and abstracts over 200 insurance industry journals and magazines, with coverage dating back to 1965.

International Bibliography of Theatre and Dance With Full Text*

Indexes theatre and dance literature, with over 100 full-text journals and over 50 full-text books. Full-text reference sources include The World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre, and Whos Who in Contemporary World Theatre.

Internet & Personal Computing Abstracts

Formerly known as Microcomputer Abstracts, this database indexes and abstracts the literature related to personal computing products and related business developments. Over 400 traded publications, mainstream computer magazines, and professional journals are covered. Special emphasis is given to hardware and software reviews.

Legal Collection*

Provides full-text access to approximately 250 scholarly law journals. Topics covered include criminal justice, international law, labor & human law, and legal ethics.

Literary Reference Center*

A comprehensive literary database, LRC includes over 10,000 plot summaries, 75,000 articles of literary criticism, over 130,000 author biographies, 500,00 book reviews, 25,000 online poems, 11,000 online short stories, and over 300 full-text literary journals. Also includes several hundred full-text reference works.

MAS Ultra: School Edition*

An expanded edition of the MAS database includes more than 700 full-text magazine, 518 pamphlets, over 350 full-text reference books, and over 83,000 primary resources. Designed for school libraries.

Natural & Alternative Treatments*

Covers complementary and alternative medicine, with over 200 articles on medical conditions, evidenced-based information on herbs and supplements and offers comprehensive information on drub/herb/supplement interactions.

Professional Development Collection*

This database covers areas within education and librarianship, with over 700 titles indexed and 548 full-text journals. In additional more than 200 education journals are included.

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection*

Includes over 570 full-text journals in the area of psychology, mental processes, anthropology, psychiatry, and other behavioral areas.

Religion & Philosophy Collection*

This database covers topics such as world religions, biblical studies, religious history, philosophy of language, moral philosophy, and the history of philosophy. Includes more than 300 full-text journals.


Designed for school libraries, this current events database explores social, political and economic issues, including controversial opinions and viewpoints. Includes full-text access to over 102,800 articles from 2,500 periodicals, polls, book reviews, and newspapers.

Vocation & Career Collection*

Provides full-text coverage for approximately 350 trade and industry-related periodicals. Includes such titles as Modern Machine Shop, Video Business, Hotel and Motel Management, and Advertising Age.

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