List of HSU Databases
for
Reference


Specialized Databases Related General Databases Electronic Journals Electronic Books Web Sites
Title Brief description
Specialized Databases Top
Credo Reference (Direct) Full Text. Find authoritative answers fast in full text, searchable content from almost 300 reference works covering a broad range of subject.
Encyclopedia Britannica (Direct) Full Text. Provides searchable content from one of the most authoritative information sources in the world. Offers cross-referenced articles, images, maps, video, country statistics and comparisons, history timelines, notable quotes, and classic essays.
Funk & Wagnall’s New World Encyclopedia (EBSCO) Full Text. Provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.
Global Road Warrior (Direct) Full Text. A comprehensive business travel, telecommunications, and cultural reference database that provides key facts on 175 countries, including information on the people, economy, climate, foreign exchange, local shop, hotel, airport phones and addresses, maps, and local work and social customs.
Government Periodicals Index (ProQuest) Utilizes detailed subject and author indexing to cite a wealth of material published by the United States federal government on a multitude of subjects.
Handbook of Texas Online (Web) Full Text. A multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography and culture sponsored by the Texas State Historical Association and the General Libraries at UT Austin. Contains articles on Texas historical and cultural events, people, places, and more.
Heritage Quest (TexShare) Full Text. An essential resource for genealogical and historical researchers, this database includes Census images and name indexes, thousands of family and local histories, periodical articles index, and Freedman's Bank records.
Information Science and Technology Abstracts (EBSCO) Indexes journal articles, books, research reports, conference proceedings and patents in many areas of information science, including online information retrieval, information management, search engines, electronic publishing, and more.
MLA Directory of Periodicals (TexShare) Full Text. An essential resource for genealogical and historical researchers, this database includes Census images and name indexes, thousands of family and local histories, periodical articles index, and Freedman's Bank records.
MLA International Bibliography (EBSCO) The Modern Language Association of America indexes journal articles, books and dissertations in literature, rhetoric, language and linguistics, folklore, literary theory and criticism, and dramatic arts. The indexed materials coverage is international.
Oxford English Dictionary (Direct) Full Text. Widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language, the Oxford English Dictionary includes the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words, from Old English to the present day.
PapersFirst (FirstSearch) An index of papers published and presented at conferences, congresses, symposiums, and expositions worldwide.
ProceedingsFirst (FirstSearch) An index of conferences, congresses, symposiums, expositions and workshops worldwide. Most records contain a list of papers presented.
Serials Directory (EBSCO)  Accurate up-to-date bibliographic information for popular serials including current pricing structures, publisher e-mail and Internet addresses, and Library of Congress and Dewey Decimal classifications.
Texas Digital Sanborn Maps (TexShare) Full Text. Digitized maps chart the growth and development of Texas towns and cities. Maps include street names and building numbers, and provide some architectural and historical details. Browse by city and date.
Texas Reference Center (EBSCO) Full Text. Provides journals and books about Texas history, ethnic and cultural diversity, literature, business, home and garden, sports, leisure, news coverage, and biographies of famous historical and contemporary Texans.
Vocational and Career Collection (EBSCO) Full Text. Coverage of selected trade and industry related periodicals providing vocational and technical information of interest to high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and the general public.
WorldCat (FirstSearch) Locates books and other materials in libraries from around the world, including HSU, through a collaborative catalog. Has a link to request materials through InterLibrary Loan.
WorldCat Dissertations (FirstSearch) Bibliographic records for dissertations held in libraries around the world.
Index to Texas Magazines and Documents (Web) Online coverage begins in 1990 and includes major statewide magazines and Texas documents of broad interest, particularly in business, education, history and government.
Related General Databases Top
Electronic Journals Top
HSU Electronic Journals (Direct) Full text. A search interface allowing the user to find full-text journal subscriptions available to the HSU community from any subscribed database. Search by journal title or by subject area.
Electronic Books Top
E-books on EBSCOhost (EBSCO) Full Text. Offers electronic versions of reference, professional and scholarly books (e-books) in a wide variety of subjects. Read the digitized texts page by page or search for specific content
Web Sites Top
Copyright Office Online (Web) Find information and updates regarding copyright and fair use, copyright registration, copyright law and more, including publications and fact sheets.
Virtual Reference Shelf (Web) Selected resources compiled and maintained by the Library of Congress as a companion to the Ask A Librarian service.
Google Scholar (Web) Provides a search of scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including theses, books, abstracts and articles from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations.
updated 20130702