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  • Academic Search Complete
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A comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. Searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,400 journals.


  • Academic Onefile
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  • Agricola
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This database contains bibliographic records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library. Coverage dates back to 1970 and includes more than 4.8 million citations. The citations are comprised of journal articles, monographs, theses, patents, software, audiovisual materials, and technical reports related to agriculture.


  • Art Abstracts
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Art Abstracts™ is a comprehensive resource for art information featuring high-quality indexing and abstracting of over 600 periodicals dating back to 1984, including 280 peer-reviewed journals, as well as indexing and abstracting of over 13,000 art dissertations, and indexing of almost 200,000 art reproductions, which provide examples of styles and art movements, including works by emerging artists. The database covers fine, decorative and commercial art, folk art, photography, film, and architecture, and also includes a database-specific thesaurus.


  • Art Index Retrospective (1929-1984)
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Art Index Retrospective™: 1929 -1984 provides users access to over half a century of art literature covering fine, decorative, and commercial art. Content includes high-quality indexing of nearly 600 publications, many of which are peer-reviewed, and citations of over 25,000 book reviews.


  • ArticleFirst
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Indexes over 12,000 periodical articles in science, technology, medicine, social science, business, the humanities, and popular culture. It includes some brief abstracts but not full text.


  • ARTstor
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A growing digital collection; intitial content includes approximately 300,000 images covering art, architecture and archeology.


  • Biography and Genealogy Master Index
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  • Book Review Index Plus
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A comprehensive online guide to book reviews that includes more than five million review citations from thousands of publications, with linking to more than 630,000 full-text reviews.


  • Business Source Complete
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Business Source Complete is a scholarly business database, providing the leading collection of bibliographic and full text content. As part of the comprehensive coverage offered by this database, indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals back as far as 1886 are included. In addition, searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,300 journals.


  • CINAHL Complete
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CINAHL®Complete is the world’s most comprehensive source of full-text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 1,300 journals indexed in CINAHL. This authoritative file contains full text for many of the most used journals in the CINAHL index, with no embargo. CINAHL®Complete is the definitive research tool for all areas of nursing & allied health literature.


  • Criminal Justice Abstracts
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Criminal Justice Abstracts includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to criminal justice and criminology. Criminal Justice Abstracts contains more than 400,000 records selected from the most important sources within the discipline. Subject areas covered include: criminology; criminal justice; criminal law and procedure; corrections and prisons; police and policing; criminal investigation; forensic sciences and investigation.


  • CQ Electronic Library
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includes the full-text of the CQ Researcher, CQ Weekly, and the CQ Historic Documents Series making it a broad reference resource for research into American government, politics, history, public policy, and current affairs.

The CQ Researcher offers in-depth, non-biased coverage of important issues. Each report is on a single topic - more than 12,000 words of text and extensive bibliographies. Includes arguments on both sides of an issue.

CQ Weekly covers the U.S. Congress with in-depth reports on upcoming congressional issues, coverage of the previous week's news, and information on the status of bills, votes and amendments, floor and committee activity, backroom maneuvering, debates, and all roll-call votes.

CQ Historic Documents Series includes more than 2,500 primary sources covering current events around the world from 1972 to the past year. It includes both governmental and non-governmental documents.


  • Contemporary Women's Issues  
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  • Credo Reference

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Credo is a vast, online reference library, providing access to the full text of hundreds of highly regarded and popular titles. And Credo brings the facts alive with images, sound files, animations, videos and much more. Find speedy, simple answers and authoritative, in-depth articles.

Credo Reference contains dictionaries, bilingual dictionaries, thesauri, encyclopedias, quotations and atlases, plus a wide range or subject-specific titles covering everything from accounting to zoology, via maps, math, management, martial arts, media studies, medicine, mountains, moons, music, multimedia, mythology.


  • eBook Collection
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  • Educators Reference Complete
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Educator's Reference Complete provides access to academic journals, reports, and many premier reference sources in the field of education. The database includes content in key subject areas including administration, bilingual education, child development and psychology, funding, health education, technology, and testing. The majority of the full-text titles included are also found in the ERIC database.


  • Encyclopedia Britannica Online  
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Includes the full-text of the Encyclopædia Britannica, Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Quotations, an atlas, and World Data Analyst Online which has current and historical statistics on 217 countries of the world.


  • Environment Complete 
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Environment Complete contains more than 2.4 million records from more than 2,200 domestic and international titles going back to 1888 (including over 1,350 active core titles) as well as more than 190 monographs. The database also contains full text for more than 920 journals.


  • ERIC
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Provides citations to and abstracts of educational journal articles and educational documents.


  • Fishing Companion
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Jointly developed by the Montana State Library and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks the Fishing Companion is designed to provide answers to questions anglers ask such as: When and where can I fish? How do I fish? What can I fish? This site provides information from resources ranging from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, the Montana Base Map Service Center, and the Montana State Library.


  • Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text
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Film & Television Literature Index™ with Full Text is the definitive online tool for film and television research. Subject coverage includes film & television theory, preservation & restoration, screenwriting, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews. The database provides cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for more than 380 publications (and selected coverage of 300), as well as full text for more than 120 journals, and 100 books. In addition, Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text includes Variety movie reviews from 1914 to the present and over 36,300 images from the MPTV Image Archive.


  • Gale Business Insights: Essentials
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  • Global Health
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Global Health is a public health database that provides information on international health, biomedical life sciences, non-communicable diseases, public health nutrition, food safety and hygiene, and much more. This database contains more than 1.2 million records dating back to 1973.


  • Government Publications Search (GPO)
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Covers all types of U.S. government documents, including Congressional reports, hearings,debates, and records; judiciary materials; and documents issued by executive departments (Defense, State, Labor, Office of the President, etc.). Includes a bibliographic citation in each record.


  • Great Falls-Bozeman Newspaper Index
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includes citations to Montana-related articles from the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and the Great Falls Tribune.


  • GreenFILE
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GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.


  • Health & Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module  
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Find alternative medicine-focused magazines, journals, newspapers, definitions, directories, videos, & reference information on: Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Pregnancy, Herbal remedies, etc. Included are links to diet, cancer, health assessment sites & government databases. Easily access 700+ videos from Healthology, Inc.'s consumer health video library. Spanish-language videos are available. The material contained in this Resource Center is intended for informational purposes only.


  • Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HaPI)
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Health & Psychosocial Instruments (HaPI), produced by Behavioral Measurement Database Services, is a comprehensive bibliographic database providing information about behavioral measurement instruments.  Information in the database is abstracted from hundreds of leading journals covering health sciences and psychosocial sciences.


  • Hunting Companion
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Jointly developed by the Montana State Library and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, the Hunting Companion is designed to provide answers to common questions hunters ask such as: What and when can I hunt? Where can I hunt? How do I hunt? This site provides information from resources ranging from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, the Montana Base Map Service Center, and the Montana State Library.


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Contains the full-text of dozens of core scholarly journals in the humanities. The complete backfiles of these journals have been digitized, starting with the very first issues, many of which date from the 1800s. However, it does not include the most recent few years of issues. This is a rolling date range which varies by journal.


  • Lexis/Nexis Academic
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Full-text resource for news, business, health, biographical, and legal topics.


  • Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
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Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s.


  • Literature Resource Center  
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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. The optional MLA International Bibliography module adds citations for hundreds of thousands of books, articles and dissertations from 1926 to the present, linked to full text where available.


  • Lit Finder  
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LitFinder provides access to literary works and authors throughout history and includes more than 150,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. The database also includes secondary materials like biographies, images, and more.


  • Medline/PubMed
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the premiere medical abstracts database covering the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and the preclinical sciences. Medline is freely available to anyone on the Web via both PubMed and NLM Gateway and is also available on campus with holdings information via FirstSearch.


  • Middle and Junior High Core Collection
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This Collection is a selective list of fiction and non-fiction books recommended for children and young adolescents (grades 5 through 9), along with review sources and other professional aids for librarians and school media specialists. Selected and recommended by collection development specialists in library service to young people, listed books encompass a wide variety of topics for youth.


  • MLA [Modern Language Association]
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The MLA International Bibliography indexes books, articles and dissertations published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics, providing coverage from 1926 to the present. It includes the MLA Thesaurus and the MLA Directory of Periodicals, which lists detailed information on over 5,500 journals, including over 4,400 indexed in the Bibliography.


  • Opposing Viewpoints
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Opposing Viewpoints in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, the solution features continuously updated viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.


  • Oxford English Dictionary
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The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words— past and present—from across the English-speaking world.

As a historical dictionary, the OED is very different from Dictionaries of current English, in which the focus is on present-day meanings. You’ll still find present-day meanings in the OED, but you’ll also find the history of individual words, and of the language—traced through 3 million quotations, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books.


  • PapersFirst
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bibliographic index to conference papers presented at worldwide meetings, conferences, expositions, workshops, congresses, and symposia.


  • Regional Business News
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This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.


  • Small Engine Repair Reference Center
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contains the full set of small engine repair manuals from Clymer, including thousands of accurate and concise step-by-step maintenance and repair instructions for motorcycles, ATVs, personal water craft, snowmobiles, lawn mowers, tractors, snow blowers, generators, and more.


  • Teacher Reference Center
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Teacher Reference Center provides indexing and abstracts for 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators.


  • Testing & Education Reference Center
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Testing & Education Reference Center is a start-to-finish resource with all the information and support materials needed to make informed, confident decisions to shape the rest of your life.
  • Over 300 practice tests and courses
  • Dozens of ebooks containing valuable study material and practice tests
  • Information on over 4,000 accredited schools
  • Scholarship search featuring $8 billion in available scholarships
  • Resume builder with over 1,000 brainstorming phrases to get you started
  • Career modules covering subjects from career change to salary negotiations


  • WorldCat
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OCLC Online Union Catalog, containing more than 40 million records describing items held by hundreds of libraries around the country and some international libraries. Each record contains library holdings. New records are added daily.