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American History in Video
American History in Video provides the largest and richest collection of video available online for the study of American history, with 2,000 hours and more than 5,000 titles on completion. The collection allows students and researchers to analyze historical events, and their presentation over time, through commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries. This release now provides 4,848 titles, equaling approximately 1,215 hours.

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CINAHL is the authoritative resource for nursing and allied health professionals, students, educators and researchers. This database provides indexing for 2,928 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health. The database contains more than 1,000,000 records dating back to 1981.

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CREDO Reference
Credo Reference is a completely customizable general reference solution for learners and librarians. Its full-text, aggregated content covers every major subject.

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CQ Researcher
The CQ Researcher is an online database designed as a basic research tool for general topics. It has timely information on current topics and functions as a basic starting point for research. The articles contain hot or current topics such as: Hating America, Rethinking the Death Penalty, Election Reform, Auto Safety, War on Terrorism, Invasive Species, and Globalization Backlash. This database also has a very helpful Pro/Con section.

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A range of databases are available.  You can view what is in each database by reading the description underneath the underlined title.

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Gale Databases
An information service that provides access to several academic and general interest databases. Most of the databases index magazine and journal articles and provide the full-text of many of the articles online.  Some additional kinds of material (for example, encyclopedia articles, company information) are added in some of the databases

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Powersearch Interface (Expanded Academic)

Health and Wellness Resource Center

Literature Resource Center

Lexis Nexis
This flagship service provides full-text documents from over 5,900 news, business, legal, medical, and reference publications with a variety of flexible search options.

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Literature Resource Center
Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world, supplemented by the scholarly materials of the Scribner Writers Series and Twayne’s World, U.S., and English Authors Series.

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A collection of ebooks.

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Opposing Viewpoints
Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center is a one-stop source for information on today’s hottest social issues.

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ProQuest provides access to a number of magazines, journals, and newspapers, including full-text articles for many titles.  At KWU, we have access to National Newspaper Abstracts and the ProQuest Research Library.  We also have access to the ProQuest  Nursing and Allied health source which includes Evidence-Based Resources from the Joanna Briggs Institute.

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