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General Databases

Audio/Visual Databases

ACM Digital Library

The ACM Digital Library includes a vast collection of citations and full text articles from Association of Computing Machinery journals, newsletters, and conference proceedings. The Digital Library is the full-text repository of papers from publications that have been published, co-published, or co-marketed by ACM and other publishers.
Coverage: varies Access: 3 users



The electronic version of Engineering Index, Compendex is the most comprehensive bibliographic database of engineering research available today, containing more than eight million references and abstracts taken from more than 5,000 engineering journals, conferences, and technical reports dating back to 1969.
Coverage: 1969- Access: unlimited


IEEE Xplore (IEEE/IEE Electronic Library)

IEEE Xplore provides full text access to technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics published through the IEEE and IEE Society. IEEE Xplore contains full text documents from IEEE journals, transactions, magazines, letters, conference proceedings, standards, and IEE (Institution of Electrical Engineers) publications.
Coverage: varies, generally 1988- Access: 15 users



INSPEC offers comprehensive coverage of electrical and computer engineering literature.

Safari Books Online

Safari Books Online offers full text books about computer technology. O'Reilly is the primary publisher, but Safari features other publishers, including Peachpit Press, New Riders, Sams, Adobe Press, and Packt, among others.

SpringerLink e-books

SpringerLink is an integrated full-text database for journals, books, protocols, eReferences, and book series published by Springer.

Synthesis Digital Library of Engineering and Computer Science

A collection of 50- to 100-page electronic books that synthesizes an important research or development topic. Organized by series, primarily focused on electrical engineering, computer engineering, and biomedical engineering.

American History in Video

Paid for by K-State Libraries
Includes newsreels, government and commercial films, and significant documentaries on various topics in American History. Contains 440 hours and more than 1,400 titles of videos.

ProQuest Research Library

Publication Dates Covered: 1971 - present Paid for by K-State Libraries
This is a good starting point for finding journal articles on almost any topic. Over 150 academic subject areas are covered, and most articles are full-text. Searches can be limited to scholarly, peer-reviewed journals.

ABI/INFORM Collection

Publication Dates Covered: 1971 - present; for Dateline 1985 - present Paid for by K-State Libraries
Covers scholarly, trade, and general publications as well as regional and national newspapers on topics such as management, business trends, theory and practices, corporate strategy in industries from telecommunications to construction. More than half of the titles indexed in this database provide access to the full text of the articles.

Academic OneFile

Publication Dates Covered: 1980 - present Paid for by K-State Libraries
This is a good starting place for almost any topic. It contains over 40 million full-text articles from journals and reference sources. Searches can be limited to articles from peer-reviewed (refereed) publications.

Expanded Academic ASAP

Publication Dates Covered: 1980 - present Paid for by K-State Libraries
This is a good starting place for almost any topic. Full-text is included for many of the articles indexed. Searches can be limited to articles from peer-reviewed (refereed) publications. The Subject Guide Search is helpful for browsing subdivisions of a topic.

CQ (Congressional Quarterly) Researcher Plus Archive

Publication Dates Covered: 1923 - present Paid for by K-State Libraries
Single-themed reports on current issues from Congressional Quarterly Press dating back to 1923. Topics include social trends, health concerns, the economy, education, and technology. Reports provide overview, background, pro/con arguments, chronologies, current situation, and bibliographies of additional sources.

Health and Wellness Resource Center

Publication Dates Covered: 1980 - present Paid for by K-State Libraries
Medicine, health, and alternative medicine topics are covered. Provides access to medical journal and magazine articles, a medical encyclopedia, and dictionary. Directories of medical organizations and drugs are provided along with a health assessment tool.


Paid for by K-State Libraries
Contains over 2000 digital versions of books in scientific and engineering fields. Browse by subject or title, or search across part or all of the collection by keyword.

Encylopedia of International Media and Communications

Exhaustively explores the ways that editorial content--from journalism and scholarship to films and infomercials--is developed, presented, stored, analyzed, and regulated around the world.


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Be flexible! Different words will work in different databases.

Questions? Please contact

Katherine Jones

Undergraduate Services Librarian


111F Technology Center

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