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AARP (American Association of Retired Persons)

The AARP website has many resources of interest for research on aging, especially in the United States. The AARP Research Home leads to many studies sponsored by the organization; nearlyr 900 reports are available. Public Policy Institute, Surveys and Statistics, Academic Affairs and latest Research.

Several free newsletters and an RSS feed are available.


ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Press eBook Collection

This is a growing collection of reference books in business, sociology, history, religion and psychology. Many of the titles are surveys or handbooks covering their topics.

For assistance in using this collection follow this link to the help screens.


Academic OneFile

Academic OneFile is a major source of  full-text articles 1980-date from the world's leading journals and reference sources, with extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times 1985-date. Some audio files and broadcast transcripts from National Public Radio Programming are included. Searches can be limited to full text, to peer-reviewed, and to articles with images. Updated daily.


ACM - Association for Computing Machinery

The Association for Computing Machinery Digital Library contains every article published by ACM and bibliographic citations from major publishers in computing. Publication dates run from 1952 to date.


ACS - American Chemical Society Journals

Contains the full text of all core American Chemical Society journals from the beginning of each journal, the earliest issue being from 1879. The entire collection can be searched directly from the initial screen; all journals can be browsed from this screen as well. The complete run of The Journal of Chemical Education, 1924-date is available from this site.


AEA - American Economics Association Journals

All of the current American Economic Association joournals are available form this site. Included are: The American Economic Review, The Journal of Economic Literature, The Journal of Economic Perspectives and the four American Economic Journals covering Applied Economics, Economic Policy, Macroeconomics and Microeconomics. Coverage begins as far back as 1994; in combination with JSTOR, all volumes of all seven journalsare available online.


AERA SIG Communication of Research

This site, managed by the American Educational Research Association Special Interest Group for Communication of Research  includes only links to electronic journals that are scholarly, peer-reviewed, full text and accessible without cost. The organization excludes professional magazines that are largely not refereed, and commercial journals that may only allow access to a very limited number of articles as an enticement to buy. By restricting inclusion in this way on the list that follows, the AERA SIG hopes to promote free access world wide to scholarship in education.


AGRICOLA (National Library of Agriculture)

AGRICOLA (AGRICultural OnLine Access) is a bibliographic database  created by the National Agricultural Library (NAL) and its cooperators.  The database covers materials in all formats from the 15th century to the present. The records describe publications and resources encompassing all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines, including animal and veterinary sciences, entomology, plant sciences, forestry, aquaculture and fisheries, farming and farming systems, agricultural economics, extension and education, food and human nutrition, and earth and environmental sciences. The AGRICOLA database does not contain full text articles, but thousands of AGRICOLA records are linked to full-text documents online; new links are added daily. AGRICOLA includes the NAL Catalog, containing citations to books, audiovisual materials, serial publications, and other materials in the NAL collection and NAL's Article Citation Database, containing citations, many with abstracts, to journal articles, book chapters, reports, and reprints, selected primarily from the materials found in the NAL Catalog. The database is updated daily.


Agriculture Collection (Gale)

This is a custom collection of nearly 400 titles focused on agriculture and related fields, from practical aspects of farming to cutting edge scientific research in horticulture. Many of the titles are also indexed in the AGRICOLA database.


AIS - Association for Information systems

The AIS eLibrary is a  repository for research papers and journal articles relevant to the information systems academic community. Created and maintained for AIS members and AIS eLibrary subscribers, it includes conference papers for AIS-sponsored and affiliated conferences, content from AIS SIGs and Chapters and the most prominent academic journals, both sponsored by the AIS and other top journals in the field. 


Alt-Press Watch (ProQuest)

Alt-Press Watch™ showcases unique, independent voices from many respected and cited grassroots newspapers, magazines, and journals. The database features over 670,000 articles from around 200 publications, offering a wide range of unfettered, critical coverage of the news. All of these varied alternative and independent presses are presented in 100% full text, allowing researchers total access to both regional and metropolitan perspectives on local, national, and international issues. Providing an alternative to corporate controlled media, the Alt-Press Watch database presents big stories from small sources.

Alt-Press Watch gives readers and researchers access to many distinctive, thought-provoking titles. Alternative news weeklies like Eugene Weekly, Missoula Independent, and The Village Voice offer different perspectives on US government, policy, and culture; report on local, national, and international issues; and cover hot-button topics like hunger, abuse, the environment, religion, and pop culture. Magazines and journals of the independent press like City Limits, Dissent,Against the Current, and Ability Magazine provide in-depth coverage of a broad range of critical issues confronting contemporary society, including ecology and the environment, labor, public policy, and more. The Alt-Press Watch database includes these titles and many others, providing an unmatched, multi-disciplinary resource for researchers seeking an alternative to mainstream media perspectives.


AMA (JAMA Network)

The American Medical Association's JAMA Network provides access to the journals published by the Association. UDM has access to full text 1998-current of the following journals:

  • JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association
  • JAMA Dermatology
  • JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
  • JAMA Internal Medicine
  • JAMA Neurology
  • JAMA Ophthalmology
  • JAMA Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • JAMA Pediatrics
  • JAMA Psychiatry
  • JAMA Surgery


America's News Magazines (NewsBank)

This is a full-text collection of 23 large circulation popular news and general interest magazines, covering fields of business, entertainment, lifestyle, news, science & technology, and sports. Coverage goes back to at least 2002, and in some titles as early as 1985. Titles include: Newsweek (1991-date), Slate (1996-date), and Foreign Affairs (1994-date). Articles are TEXT ONLY; accompanying illustrations are not displayed.


Anatomy TV

Anatomy TV is an online model of the human anatomy . It is an award-winning, internet-based solution interactive online learning tool used for patient, practitioner and student education. Derived from real human data, provides over 5,000 3D anatomical structures, clinical slides, dissections, animations and much more. To supplement the core three-dimensional anatomy data, are clinical videos and text written by some of the world’s leading medical specialists.

UDM subscribes and shares access to Anatomy TV with a number of other universities and colleges in Michigan.


Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts (ProQuest)

Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts is an indexing and abstracting tool covering health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations and education. Updated monthly, ASSIA provides a comprehensive source of social science and health information for the practical and academic professional. It contains records from over 500 journals published in 16 different countries, including the UK and US.


Art and Architecture Complete (Ebsco)

Art & Architecture Complete is a comprehensive bibliographic database that provides cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for more than 780 academic journals, magazines and trade publications with full text for over 380 periodicals and 230 books, as well as selective coverage for over 70 publications, and an Image Collection of over 63,000 images provided by Picture Desk and others. The database has been designed for use by a diverse audience that includes art scholars, artists, designers, college students, and general viewers.


ArticleFirst (OCLC FirstSearch))

Contains bibliographic citations describing items listed on the table of contents pages of over 16,000 journals in science, technology, medicine, social science, business, the humanities, and popular culture. The database contains over 27,000,000 records, from 1990-date. Although this database does not contain any full text articles, it does link to full text articles in OmniFile


ASCE - American Society of Civil Engineers Journals

The following journals are available in full text:

  • Journal of Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Engineering, 1983-date
  • Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 1983-date
  • Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 1989-date
  • Journal of Architectural Engineering, 1995-date
  • Journal of Infrastructure Systems, 1995-date
  • Journal of Environmental Engineering, 1983-date

Other ASCE journals can be searched and abstracts are available, but individual articles must be purchased or requested through Interlibrary Loan.


ASM - American Society for Microbiology

The American Society for Microbiology publishes 12 core journals. The completel runs of these are available here and through Highwire Press. The Society's website includes teaching materials for all levels of instruction, public policy statements and information relevant to working in the field.


ATLAReligion (Ebsco)

Published by the American Theological Library Association, ATLAReligion is a comprehensive database of religious and theological scholarship. It includes a full range of index citations to journal articles, essays in multi-author works, and book reviews from ATLA print indexes. Over 1650 journals are indexed and abstracted; 158 are available in full text. The database contains more than 1,600,000 records.


Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals (Ebsco)

Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals, published by the Getty Research Institute, is the only comprehensive American guide to the current literature of architecture and design. Avery's editorial office is at Columbia University, New York, NY. This database surveys more than 2,500 US and foreign journals. The index covers international, scholarly and popular periodical literature, including publications of professional associations; US state and regional periodicals; and major serial publications in the architecture and design of Europe, Asia, Latin America and Australia. In addition, this database also provides nearly 13,000 citation records for architects' obituaries.


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