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  • Academic Search Complete
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Academic Search Complete includes nearly 6,000 full-text journals and magazines, nearly 6,000 full-text peer-reviewed journals (more than 4,000 of those have no embargo), and nearly 4,000 full-text journals indexed in Web of Science. Scholarly content covers a broad range of important areas of academic study including animal science, anthropology, astronomy, biology, chemistry, engineering, ethnic & multicultural studies, general science, law, mathematics, music, pharmaceutical sciences, physics, psychology, religion & philosophy, science & technology, veterinary studies, and zoology. Academic Search Complete also offers access to video content from the Associated Press. Videos relevant to the search terms will appear in a carousel in the result list. With footage from 1930 to the present and updated monthly, this collection of more than 67,000 videos covers a wide variety of topics.


  • Academic Onefile
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Academic OneFile includes peer-reviewed, full-text articles from with extensive coverage of the arts & humanities, business & economics, general & consumer interests, law, science & technology, and social sciences. Academic OneFile includes journals, magazines, newsletters, books, and audio files. It also includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995. Updated daily.


  • ACS Journals (American Chemical Society) 
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Full text chemistry journals published by the American Chemical Society.  The ACS Publications database includes the full text of articles published in American Chemical Society (ACS) journals from 1879-present. It is fully searchable and updated daily.  


  • American Welding Society (AWS) Digital Library 
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Access the full-text online of nearly 200 AWS codes and standards. Printing standards is not possible through student access. Faculty who wish to set up faculty account access should contact the library.  


  • Agricola
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Agricola is a bibliographic index for agriculture and allied disciplines including plant and animal sciences, forestry, entomology, soil and water resources, agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, agricultural products, alternative farming practices, and food and nutrition; updated quarterly.  Contains citations from the USDA's National Agricultural Library and in-depth coverage of all agricultural subjects from 1970-Present.


  • American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection (1684-1912)
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The AAS Historical Periodicals Collection consists of 5 series with over 7500 titles from the seventeenth through the late nineteenth century: 

* Series 1 covers 1691-1820, representing over two centuries of print culture from early colonial imports to titles published on American soil during the Revolution and early republic, The subject matter covered in this series is broad in scope and covers all aspects of American society during this time period. 

* Series 2 includes over 1000 titles dating from 1821 through 1837. The subject matter covered in Series 2 represents the Jacksonian Democracy era in history and is broad in scope and includes agriculture, entertainment, history, literary criticism, and politics 

* Series 3 includes titles from 1838 through 1852. The themes presented in Series 3 reveal a rapidly growing young nation, where industrialization, the railroads, regional political differences, and life on the western frontier were daily realities. Subjects covered in the collection reach into every facet of American life, including science, literature, medicine, agriculture, women’s fashion, family life, and religion. 

* Series 4 presents over 1,100 titles dating from 1853 through 1865. While the Civil War is a focal point of the collection, we also find a diverse record of the continuance of daily life for many Americans—both leading up to and during the war. News from the battlefront can be found, in addition to the usual breadth of subject matter found in previous collections that include science, literature, medicine, agriculture, women’s fashion, family life, and religion. 

* Series 5 has over 2,500 titles dating from 1866 through 1877. The themes presented in Series 5 reflect a nation that persevered through a most difficult set of circumstances: a bloody civil war that claimed hundreds of thousands of lives; the incorporation of the recently-freed African Americans into American life; a population that rapidly expanded into the Western territories. Broad subject areas covered in the collection reach into every facet of American life, including science, literature, medicine, agriculture, women’s fashion, family life, and religion.


  • 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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ARTstor is a database of of art images. Its primary purpose is the creation and provision of digital images and related materials for scholarly and educational use. The Charter Collection includes "artistic traditions across many times and cultures and embraces architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, and design as well as many other forms of visual culture.  ARTstor provides over one million images just in the general image collection. Additional collections includes the Art History Survey Collection, the Carnegie Arts of the United States Collection, the Huntington Archive of Asian Art, the Illustrated Bartsch, the Mellon International Dunhuang Archive, and the MoMA Architecture and Design Collection. Updated quarterly.


  • Biography and Genealogy Master Index
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Biography and Genealogy Master Index (BGMI) has citations to over 13.6 million biographical sketches. It indexes current reference sources, as well as the many retrospective works that cover individuals, both living and deceased, from every field of activity and from all areas of the world. Many of the sources are available in the MSU Libraries reference or general collection. Updated twice a year, with about 300,000 new citations on each update.  Contains citations to biographical dictionaries & other sources from 1975-present. Not full text.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Digital Sanborn Maps

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Digital Sanborn Maps of Montana provides digital access Sanborn fire insurance maps. Note, GFCMSU's access only includes Montana maps. 

Sanborn fire insurance maps are frequently consulted maps and are valuable historical tools for urban specialists, social historians, architects, geographers, genealogists, local historians, planners, environmentalists and anyone who wants to learn about the history, growth, and development of American cities, towns, and neighborhoods. They are large-scale plans containing data that can be used to estimate the potential risk for urban structures. This includes information such as the outline of each building, the size, shape and construction materials, heights, and function of structures, location of windows and doors. The maps also give street names, street and sidewalk widths, property boundaries, building use, and house and block numbers. Seven or eight different editions represent some areas. 

Textual information on construction details (for example, steel beams or reinforced walls) is often given on the plans while shading indicates different building materials. Extensive information on building use is given, ranging from symbols for generic terms such as stable, garage, and warehouse to names of owners of factories and details on what was manufactured in them. In the case of large factories or commercial buildings, even individual rooms and the uses to which they were put are recorded on the maps. Other features shown include pipelines, railroads, wells, dumps, and heavy machinery. Use this link,, to access a key provided by the Sanborn Map Company. 

Founded in 1867 by D. A. Sanborn, the Sanborn Map Company was the primary American publisher of fire insurance maps for nearly 100 years.


  • 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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The ERIC Database is a bibliographic and abstracts database covering the field of education from 1966-present. It includes citations and abstracts to educational journal articles (from the Current Index to Journals in Education [CIJE]) and educational documents (from the Research in Education [RIE]. Many of the educational documents are available online with older ones available in the basement microform room by their ED number. ERIC is also available directly on the Web at version but without any information about MSU Bozeman journal holdings. Updated monthly.


  • 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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 Updated version of Gale's Business & Company Resource Center. Access in-depth information on U.S. and international businesses, industries and products: company profiles and industry rankings, brand and product information, SWOT reports, financial analysis tools, business associations, investment reports and market research reports.


  • 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.


  • HathiTrust
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HathiTrust offers access to more than 17 million digital titles and resources. HathiTrust provides long-term preservation and access services to digitized content from a variety of sources, including Google, the Internet Archive, Microsoft, and in-house member institution initiatives. Items in the public domain are in full-view for everyone and items held in copyright are searchable.


  • 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.


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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.


  • Kanopy
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Kanopy is a streaming media service with a collection of over 26,000 films. Producers include Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, New Day Films, California Newsreel, Kino Lorber, PBS, First Run Features, Media Education Foundation, and Documentary Educational Resources to name a few. Films touch on a variety of topics and genres from documentaries to movies and training videos. Users can take advantage of features, including a clip/playlist creation tool, closed captioning and transcripts.


  • Lexis/Nexis Academic (Now Nexis Uni)
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Nexis Uni (formerly LexisNexis Academic) features more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources from LexisNexis—including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790—with an intuitive interface that offers quick discovery across all content types, personalization features such as Alerts and saved searches and a collaborative workspace with shared folders and annotated documents.


  • 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.


  • Nineteenth Century Collections Online
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Nineteenth Century Collections Online is a multi-year global digitization and publishing program focusing on primary source collections of the long nineteenth century. The nineteenth century was the first great age of industrialization and technological innovation. It was an age of political revolution and reform, nationalism and nation building, the expansion of empire and colonialism, growing literacy and education, and the flowering of culture—both popular and high. It was an age that witnessed the development of the power-driven printing press and a massive explosion of written material that dwarfed the output of the centuries that preceded it. Any undertaking that attempts to synthesize the vast array of nineteenth-century content may be at best only provisionally comprehensive. Nevertheless, bringing a coherent, interdisciplinary, and global vision to the project is an important challenge.


  • 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.


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


  • Points of View Reference Center
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Points of View contains resources that present multiple sides of an issue. Includes primary source documents, reference books, video clips, magazines and journals.


  • ProQuest Ebook Central
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Use to access full-text ebooks Includes College Complete and Academic Complete


  • 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.


  • Taylor and Francis Online
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Access all subscribed journal content from Taylor and Francis


  • 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


  • Ulrich’s Web
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Find descriptive information about periodicals, including which ones are peer reviewed. UlrichsWeb is a bibliographic database on serials published throughout the world. It includes publications that are published regularly or irregularly and are circulated free of charge or by paid subscription. Updated weekly.


  • 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.