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Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Initialisms

Resource NameDescriptionWho Can Access
Acronyms, Initialisms and Abbreviations Dictionary (via Gale EBooks) Acronyms, Initialisms and Abbreviations Dictionary 34th ed., 4 vols, 2005. CSUDH Students Only
Scientific Acronyms, Symbols and Abbreviations Scientific and Technical Acronyms, Symbols and Abbreviations is a searchable, online resource published as an adjunct to content on Wiley InterScience. Anyone Can Use
Abbreviations.com 'The world's largest and most comprehensive directory and search engine for acronyms, abbreviations and initialisms on the Internet. Abbreviations.com holds hundreds of thousands of entries organized by a large variety of categories from computing and the Web to governmental, medicine and business and it is expanding daily.' Anyone Can Use

Addresses, Phone Numbers, Zip Codes

Resource NameDescriptionWho Can Access
Anywho (from AT&T) An online 'yellow pages' & 'white pages' by AT&T. Notable features include maps, reverse lookups (enter the phone number and it will return the owner's name and address), the ability to perform a 'people' search without entering a last name, and a toll-free directory. AnyWho also includes basic business listings. Anyone Can Use
Switchboard.comAn online 'Yellow Pages' containing resident and business contact information. Anyone Can Use
YellowBookAn online 'Yellow Pages' & 'White pages' containing resident and business information. You can also use a reverse look-up tool and sort by distance. Anyone Can Use
InfoBel International Phone Directories An online 'Yellow Pages' & 'White Pages' that contains information for the whole world. Anyone Can Use
American Telephone Area Codes A list of the telephone area codes for North America, sorted by area code number Anyone Can Use
Area Code Lookup Listings of telephone area codes and reverse phone number lookup for the USA Anyone Can Use
USPS Zip Code Lookup Look up the US zip code by address, or find the community name if you already know the zip code Anyone Can Use
Associations on the NetThe Internet Public Library's list of associations' home pages, organized by subject, and searchable alphabetically or by keyword. Anyone Can Use


Resource NameDescriptionWho Can Access
World Almanac (via LexisNexis) The World Almanac on LexisNexis. Type in your search and hit 'enter' to see articles from the World Almanac. CSUDH Students Only
The African American Almanac (via Gale Ebooks) 'Provides historical and current information on African American history, society, and culture in 28 topical chapters. Includes a chronology, a chapter of important primary documents, directories of organizations and businesses, a bibliography of recently-published works, annotated lists of crucial court cases, a filmography, hundreds of brief biographies, and more than 650 photographs, illustrations, maps, and statistical charts within the text.' CSUDH Students Only

Art, Images

Resource NameDescriptionWho Can Access
WorldImages Kiosk The WorldImages database allows you to search over 35,000 images from throughout the world. It was created by the faculty, staff and students of the California State University System. Anyone Can Use
Smithsonian American Art Museum The National Museum of American Art presents information about American art and artists as well as information about the museum and its collections. Anyone Can Use
National Gallery of ArtThe National Gallery of Art has collections of European and American paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, and selected works on paper. Anyone Can Use
New York Public Library Digital Gallery Provides access to over 337,000 images digitized from primary sources and printed rarities in the collections of The New York Public Library, including illuminated manuscripts , historical maps , vintage posters , rare prints , and photographs , illustrated books, printed ephemera, and more. Anyone Can Use
Boston Museum of Fine Arts 'The Museum's collection of 350,000 objects encompasses some of the most rare and important artistic treasures in the world. The collection includes American art, European art, ancient art, Asian, African and Oceanic art, contemporary art, prints, drawings, photographs, musical instruments, and textile and fashion arts. ' The database has approximately 30,000 entries to browse or search, most of them with images. Highlights from the nine general divisions of this museums vast collections are presented, as guides to the collections, with historical context. The images may be enlarged by clicking. Anyone Can Use
Metropolitan Museum of Art: Timeline of Art History 'The Timeline of Art History is a chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of the history of art from around the world, as illustrated especially by the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection...The basic structure of the Timeline of Art History is both chronological and geographical. Each timeline page includes representative art from the Museum's collection, a chart of time periods, a map of the region, an overview, and a list of key events. The timelines-accompanied by world, and regional maps-provide a linear outline of art history, and allow visitors to compare and contrast art from around the globe at any time in history.' Anyone Can Use
Getty's Bibliography of the History of Art The Bibliography of the History of Art is the world's most comprehensive bibliography of scholarly writing about the history of western art. BHA includes art from over 1,200 journals. The database includes both BHA (covering 1990-2007) and the International Bibliography of Art (IBA), covering the years 2008 and part of 2009. The R?pertoire de la litterature de l'art (RILA), one of the predecessors of BHA, with records that cover 1975-1989, will be online by May 1st. Anyone Can Use
Wikimedia Commons Wikimedia Commons contains over 2 million 'freely usable media files to which anyone can contribute.' Be sure to read the license for each picture before using it. The site contains user-submitted photographs and images, as well as art which is in the public domain. Anyone Can Use

Biographies, Notable People, Awards

Resource NameDescriptionWho Can Access
Gale Biography collection This link allows you to search all of the gale e-books that have a subject of Biography. There are over 91 different biography books in many different fields. This link will search them all. CSUDH Students Only
American Men and Women of Science (via Gale Ebooks) 'This respected resource is a biographical dictionary of the significant players in the physical, biological and related sciences. Each edition includes biographical entries on approximately 120,000 living scientists, providing birthdate; birthplace; field of specialty; education; honorary degrees; current position; professional and career information; awards; memberships; research information; and addresses for each entrant where available.' CSUDH Students Only
American Women Writers (via Gale Ebooks) 'Provides coverage on the best-known American women writers spanning from colonial days to the present, including biography, criticism, and bibliography for each; also includes lesser-known writers whose work is found in journals, letters, stories, and even hymns. Entries feature an assessment of the write.'s works; basic biography and complete bibliography, as well as comprehensive data on writers' names, including pseudonyms, aliases, parents' names and husbands' names, etc.' CSUDH Students Only
Biographies plus News (via LexisNexis) About politicians, business executives & more, from biographical sources, people-related news sources and selected biographical stories, obituaries and business related stories covering company executives. CSUDH Students Only
Biographical References and Directories (via LexisNexis) Another LexisNexis biography collection. This selection offers basic biographical information from a number of sources and across a number of professions. CSUDH Students Only
Business Leader Profiles for Students (via Gale Ebooks) 'Profiles of significant contributors to business and industry, past and present, written especially for students.' CSUDH Students Only
Contemporary Authors 2003-2005 (via Gale Ebooks) This link searches these EBooks: Contemporary Authors 2003-2005 (vol 206-228). See also Literary Criticism section below CSUDH Students Only
Encyclopedia of World Biography (via Gale Ebooks) 'A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.' CSUDH Students Only
Notable Sports Figures (via Gale Ebooks) 'Take a close look at the people in sports who have captured attention because of success on the playing field, or controversy off the playing field. It features biographies on more than 600 people from around the world and throughout history who have had an impact not only on their sport, but also on the society and culture of their times.' CSUDH Students Only
Popular Musicians, Film Makers, Fashion Designers (via Gale Ebooks) This link searches all these Ebooks: Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Popular Musicians Since 1990 2 vols, 2004. Contemporary Fashion 2nd ed., 2002 International Dictionary of Film and Filmmakers 4th ed., 4 vols, 2000 CSUDH Students Only
Nobel Prize Laureates A list of all the winners of the Nobel Prize, sortable by year and name. Very basic biographical information is included. Anyone Can Use

Book Reviews, Movie Reviews

Resource NameDescriptionWho Can Access
Books In Print Includes complete record of in-print and forthcoming books published or distributed in the U.S. available to the general public or trade for single or multiple copy purchases. The database contains over 1.2 million books of all kinds: adult, juvenile, popular, scholarly, and reprints. Books In Print (R) With Book Reviews contains 300,000 full-text book reviews that allow the user to evaluate the content of the most recent releases as well as that of backlist titles dating from 1985. CSUDH Students Only
Book Reporter dot com Contains 'thoughtful book reviews, compelling features, in-depth author profiles and interviews, excerpts of the hottest new releases, literary games and contests, and more.' Updated weekly Anyone Can Use
CNN Book ReviewsContains reviews of current popular books. Anyone Can Use
New York Review of BooksLengthy reviews from the well-respected print publication. The keyword-searchable archive covers 1983 to the present. Anyone Can Use
Salon Book Reviews Book reviews on recent books. The free version of the site has a lot of advertising, so beware. Anyone Can Use
Internet Movie Database IMDB contains both user-submitted and professional movie reviews, information, and trivia. You can also sign up for forums to discuss movies with other fans. Anyone Can Use

Books in Print, Publisher & Serial Information

Resource NameDescriptionWho Can Access
Books In Print Includes complete record of in-print and forthcoming books published or distributed in the U.S. available to the general public or trade for single or multiple copy purchases. The database contains over 1.2 million books of all kinds: adult, juvenile, popular, scholarly, and reprints. Books In Print (R) With Book Reviews contains 300,000 full-text book reviews that allow the user to evaluate the content of the most recent releases as well as that of backlist titles dating from 1985. CSUDH Students Only
Ulrichweb dot com This electronic version of Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory, provides information on print and electronic journals. Periodicals are browsable by subject, title and publisher. Simple and advanced search options allow searches by title, publisher and ISSN. Entries include live links to websites for individual journal titles as well as for publishers. CSUDH Students Only
Cabells Publishing Directory This Directory helps you select those journals that are most likely to publish your manuscript. CSUDH Students Only
World Press Encyclopedia (via Gale Ebooks) 'This comprehensive survey of press and electronic media now covers nearly 200 countries. Arranged alphabetically by country, entries begin with an overview of the background, economic framework and general characteristics of each country's press. Entries then cover the number and type of media, press laws, censorship issues, state-press relations, news agencies, electronic news media, education and training in journalism and much more.' CSUDH Students Only
Google Scholar This google tool (still in development) lets you search through scholarly articles by author, title, keyword, and date. You can also limit your search to several (admittedly broad) categories. If you go into 'scholar preferences' and set your school affiliation to CSUDH, you will also be provided with links to articles in our collection. Anyone Can Use
Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America: BookNet The Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA)site specializes in rare and antiquarian books, maps, and prints. It includes: -- locating and contacting ABAA booksekkers; access to early 200 Online bookseller catalogs; ABAA book fairs; and Online book information and research materials. Anyone Can Use

Calculators, Currency, Conversion, Units of Measurement

Resource NameDescriptionWho Can Access
Time Zone Converter Lets you calculate the current time anywhere in the world Anyone Can Use
Universal Currency Converter Converts currencies between countries using rates from the previous business day. Contains over 180 currencies, and also has the option to include currencies no longer in use. Anyone Can Use
Salary Calculator Enter the city you live in and your job title, and this calculator will tell you how much you make compare to others with that job title in your area. You can also put in pay information to see how much your next paycheck will be. Anyone Can Use
Inflation Calculator Enter an amount of money (US Dollars only) and two years between 1800 and 2005, and this calculator shows the inflation-adjusted amount for both years. Based on Consumer Price Index figures. Anyone Can Use
onlinconversion dot com 'Convert just about anything to just about anything else. Over 5,000 units, and 50,000 conversions.' Anyone Can Use
ConvertIt dot com Another online converter. Contains information on the various units of measurement as well as calculators. Anyone Can Use

Careers, Occupational Information

Resource NameDescriptionWho Can Access
California Occupational Guides California Occupational Guides are a series of about 300 information sheets covering individual occupations or groups of related occupations. They provide statewide information about job duties, working conditions, employment outlook, wages, benefits, entrance requirements, and training. Anyone Can Use
Resume BuilderGThe r?sum? is an indispensable marketing tool for any job candidate. It is a written summary of who you are and should draw attention to your strengths and skills. A r?sum? should be a purposeful, concise and organized summary of the experience that you have as you relate to the available position. Anyone Can Use
Got Resume BuilderGotResumeBuilder.com offers users a quick and easy resume building experience. Users simply fill in the forms and format their resume in two to three clicks by choosing a template and selecting their formatting options. Upon completion, users can download a neatly formatted resume in a variety of styles and formats. In addition to the resume building tool, GotResumeBuilder.com also features a resume tutorial, resume samples, and context-sensitive resume writing tips.Anyone Can Use
Occupational Outlook Handbook (2010-11 edition) The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. Revised every two years, the Handbook describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations. Anyone Can Use
Occupational Outlook Quarterly Online This periodical provides practical information on jobs and careers. It contains articles covering a wide variety of career and work-related topics, such as new and emerging occupations, training opportunities, and salary trends. Anyone Can Use
Wages by Occupation and Location Wage data are available by occupation for the Nation, regions, States, and many metropolitan areas. Anyone Can Use

Citing Print & Online Resources

Resource NameDescriptionWho Can Access
Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab) This page is an excellent resource for all sorts of writing questions. It includes how to cite your sources (both in the paper and on a separate references page) in several of the commonly used citation formats. The page is hosted by the Purdue writing center. Anyone Can Use
Citing Film, Video, and Online Media This page is an excellent resource for Citing Film, Video, and Online Media. It includes how to cite and examples in several of the commonly used citation formats. The page is hosted by the Library of UC Berkeley. Anyone Can Use

Colleges, Universities

Resource NameDescriptionWho Can Access
CollegeSource Online Catalogues CollegeSource? Online offers cover-to-cover college catalogs to 2-Year, 4-Year, Graduate Schools. Users can find colleges by: Major; Enrollment; Tuition; Degrees; State; Affiliation, etc. The site also includes a profile of every accredited college in the U.S. along with links to: College Home Pages, International College Home Pages, Career Information, Financial Aid Information. CSUDH Students Only
College Blue Book (2005 ed.) (via Gale Ebooks) 'The College Blue Book has been a standard, professional reference on higher education since it was first published in 1923. New features have been added during the intervening years to keep pace with the changing needs for information about our educational facilities. The information, especially in the areas of tuition, room and board, enrollment figures, library holdings, is constantly changing.' CSUDH Students Only
Baron's Profiles of American Colleges (2001) (via NetLibrary) Universities and colleges in the United States, Canada, and Mexico: including college profiles, degrees, academic, curricula, college application processes, study abroad, etc. CSUDH Students Only
College Rankings Bibliography A list of books and articles intended to provide background information to help you understand some of the pitfalls of college rankings and to use ranking services in an appropriate manner. This page is maintained by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne Anyone Can Use
U.S. News & World Report Rankings U.S. News has collected data from more than 1,400 colleges to bring you this year's rankings. Start by selecting a discipline for access to our top program rankings. Anyone Can Use

Copyright, Plagiarism

Resource NameDescriptionWho Can Access
Guidance for CSU Policies on Intellectual Property (PDF) A PDF document developed by the Academic Senate of the California State University on March 2003. It is about the 'Intellectual Property, Fair Use, and the Unbundling of Ownership Rights for the purpose of Furthering the Mission of Public Higher Education'. Anyone Can Use
US Copyright Office The Copyright Office provides basic information on copyright, information on copyright registration, guides to searching the copyright status of works, and texts of selected copyright office circulars and announcements. A connection to LOCIS, an electronic information system which allows searching of U.S. copyrights, is provided. Also available are information about licensing and royalty payments as well as connections to other Internet sites with information about intellectual property rights. Anyone Can Use
Fair Use explanation at the US Copyright Office This section records one of the important limitations of the Copyright Act --- the doctrine of ?fair use.? Anyone Can Use
Copyright and Fair Use Stanford University's Copyright and Fair Use site offers such primary materials as copyright-related statutes, judicial opinions, regulations, and current copyright legislation and treaties. Links to other informational sites on copyright are provided here as well. Anyone Can Use
Copyright Term and Public Domain in the US A series of charts explaining when any number of items pass into the US public domain. The page is maintained by Cornell University Anyone Can Use
Collection of Copyright Laws for Nations Around the World UNESCO's collection of copyright laws for their member countries. Approximately 100 different countries have their copyright laws described on this page. Anyone Can Use

Dictionaries, Languages

Resource NameDescriptionWho Can Access
Oxford English Dictionary Contains 'Authoritative definitions of over 500,000 words,' and details about when words were used and how they were formed. Various spellings of words are also given, and the pronunciation of words is written using the International Phonetic Alphabet. For advanced users and word lookup. CSUDH Students Only
Merriam-Webster Dictionary Online The online edition of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate? Dictionary, Eleventh Edition. The online dictionary includes the main A-Z listing of the Collegiate Dictionary, as well as the Abbreviations, Foreign Words and Phrases, Biographical Names, and Geographical Names sections of that book. It also includes 1,000 illustrations and 25 tables. You can click on the icon next to a word to hear its pronunciation. For basic word lookup and novice users. Anyone Can Use
NetLibrary Dictionaries Contains an English Dictionary, Thesaurus, and English to Spanish dictionaries. To search, enter the word you want to look up in the bottom search box and select the dictionary you want to use from the drop-down menu to the right. CSUDH Students Only
Bartleby dot com 'The preeminent Internet publisher of literature, reference and verse providing students, researchers and the intellectually curious with unlimited access to books and information on the web, free of charge.' Anyone Can Use
Word2Word List of Dictionaries A listing of dictionaries in many languages. Scroll down and select a language to see the dictionaries available for it. Anyone Can Use
YourDictionary dot com List of Dictionaries A listing of dictionaries in many languages. Scroll down and select a language to see the dictionaries available for it. Anyone Can Use
Omniglot dot com Contains information about the writing systems and languages of the world. Contains no dictionaries, but can be useful if you are trying to identify a written language. Anyone Can Use

Dissertations, Masters' Theses

Resource NameDescriptionWho Can Access
CSUDH Digital Dissertations & Theses This allows you to search citations and abstracts of master theses submitted by CSUDH students and published in UMI's Dissertation Abstracts database, view 24 page previews of theses published after 1996, and download the full text of theses published after 1996. For earlier theses, please check the library catalogue or stop by the library to see our print versions. CSUDH Students Only
Dissertations and Theses - Open Access (free) Dissertations and Theses - Open Access (free), which is called Open Access Theses and Dissertations(OATD), provides open access to graduate theses and dissertations published around the world. Metadata (information about the theses) comes from over 600 colleges, universities, and research institutions. OATD currently indexes over 1.5 million theses and dissertations. Anyone Can Use
Digital Dissertations and Theses in the Humanities and Social Sciences (Proquest) A comprehensive collection of scholarly research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, this database covers more than 1 million dissertations and theses. Coverage: 1637 - Current CSUDH Students Only


Resource NameDescriptionWho Can Access
Encyclopedia Britannica This comprehensive reference tool can introduce you to many topics. CSUDH Students Only
Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia (via EBSCO) Provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas. CSUDH Students Only

E-books, Online Reading

Resource NameDescriptionWho Can Access
Project Gutenberg The first creator of e-books, and one of the biggest repositories of free, out-of-copyright online books. You can read their 25,000+ volumes online, or download them in a variety of formats. Anyone Can Use
WikiSource 'An online library of free content publications collected and maintained by the community' Wikisource has the full text of many out-of-copyright materials, including poetry, verse, lyrics, laws, fiction, and more. Anyone Can Use
NetLibrary A collection of roughly 3000 ebooks available to CSUDH students through the NetLibrary provider. The majority of the works are non-fiction, and the books come from a variety of publishers. CSUDH Students Only
eBrary Another collection of mostly nonfiction ebooks available to CSUDH students. Note that to open items on ebrary you will need to install their software add-on for your internet browser. CSUDH Students Only
Safari Electronic Books A collection of technical books from a number of noteworthy publishers. This collection is only available to CSUDH students, and covers science, artificial intelligence, and a number of computing subjects. CSUDH Students Only
UC Press E-Books Collection, 1982-2004 The UC Press E-Books Collection, 1982-2004, includes almost 2000 books from academic presses on a range of topics, including art, science, history, music, religion, and fiction. Access to the electronic books is open to all University of California faculty, staff, and students, while select books are available to the public. Print versions of many of the electronic books can be purchased directly from the publishers. Some Books Available To Public
Gale Reference Books Contains over 1700 full-text reference e-books on a variety of subjects CSUDH Students Only

Financial Aid, Grants, Foundations, Scholarships

Resource NameDescriptionWho Can Access
CSUDH Financial Aid Office Through this site, CSUDH students can apply for financial aid, complete student loan counseling interview, download and print forms, search for scholarships, and connect to toroWeb! This site contains vital information for both CSUDH students and parents. Anyone Can Use
Office of Research and Funded Projects This site provides some funding sources and information about the Office of Research and Funded Projects (ORFP) of CSUDH, which is responsible for all pre-award activities conducted by CSUDH faculty related to external funding for research, training and outreach programs. The office is part of the Division of Academic Affairs reporting to the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research. CSUDH Students Only
Federal Grants Opportunities Grants.gov allows organizations to electronically find and apply for more than $400 billion in Federal grants. Grants.gov is THE single access point for over 1000 grant programs offered by all Federal grant-making agencies. Anyone Can Use
Foundation Directory Online Foundation Directory Online provides grantseekers with detailed profiles of up to 80,000 foundations and half a million grants. The page is updated weekly. Anyone Can Use

Health Information

Resource NameDescriptionWho Can Access
HealthSource - Nursing/Academic Edition (Proquest Databases) This full text database covers topics such as AIDS, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, aging, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children's health, women's health, etc. It also provides information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health, and up-to-date, concise and clinically relevant drug monographs for all U.S. prescription drugs, hard-to-find herbal and nutritional supplements, over-the-counter products and new drugs, etc. CSUDH Students Only
Medical Encyclopedia (ProQuest) This database is a comprehensive collection of journals covering clinical and biomedical literature. CSUDH Students Only
Medical Encyclopedia (Free) The A.D.A.M. Health Illustrated Encyclopedia includes over 4,000 articles about diseases, tests, symptoms, injuries, and surgeries. It also contains an extensive library of medical photographs and illustrations. Anyone Can Use
Drug Information Information on thousands of prescription and over-the-counter medications is provided through two drug resources -- MedMaster, a product of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) , and the USP DI Advice for the Patient, a product of the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) . Anyone Can Use
NIH Health Topics Over 700 topics on health conditions, diseases and wellness. The page is maintained by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Anyone Can Use
Body Mass Indicator (BMI) Calculator Calculating your body mass index (BMI) is a quick way to learn whether or not you're at a healthy weight for your height. The page is maintained by Kaiser Permanente. Anyone Can Use

Literary Criticism

Resource NameDescriptionWho Can Access
MLA International Bibliography (via EBSCOHost) MLA International Bibliography offers a detailed bibliography of journal articles, books and dissertations. The indexed materials coverage is international and includes almost 60 titles from J-STOR's language and literature collection as well as links to full text. Subjects consist of literature, language and linguistics, folklore, literary theory & criticism, and dramatic arts, as well as the historical aspects of printing and publishing. Listings on rhetoric and composition and the history, theory and practice of teaching language and literature are also included. Covers from 1963 - present. CSUDH Students Only
Literary Index (via Gale Ebooks) This allows you to search, through author name and title of the work, to find which Gale literature series include entries on an author, and see who wrote it and/or where it's discussed in Gale's literature criticism series. Anyone Can Use
Contemporary Authors 2003-2005 (via Gale Ebooks) This allows you to search: Contemporary Authors 2003-2005 (vol 206-228) CSUDH Students Only
Modern American Literature & World Literature (via Gale Ebooks) Modern American Literature, 5th ed., 3 vols, 1999: Contains excerpts by noted critics on 489 of significant American authors of the twentieth century. Reference Guide to World Literaturem, 3rd ed., 2 vols, 2003: Contains biographical and critical essays on authors from throughout the world. CSUDH Students Only
Literature Resource Center (via Gale Ebooks) The Literature Resource Center includes over 10,000 articles. Type in a term, name, literary time period, or genre to get exact results, or type in a few letters of a term to get a list of possible matches. CSUDH Students Only


Resource NameDescriptionWho Can Access
Google Maps Zoomable maps and satellite images of pretty much the entire world. You can also get directions, find businesses, and download a self-contained program version of the maps to which you can add 'favourite locations' Anyone Can Use
Online Maps at the Library of Congress The scanned maps of part of the Library of Congress' mammoth map collection. The maps are separated into seven categories, and can be browsed through and enlarged. Anyone Can Use
Perry-Casta?eda Library Map Collection World Maps, Political Maps, Standard Time Zones of the World, World City Maps, Historical Maps, Gross Domestic Product Maps, Ocean Currents and Sea Ice, etc. mostly in PDF format with some in JPG. There are also links to other websites containing maps. Anyone Can Use

Nation Information, City Information

Resource NameDescriptionWho Can Access
Cities, Countries, and Cultures of the World (via Gale Ebooks) This link allows you to search all these titles simultaneously:
  • Cities of the World, 6th ed., 4 vols, 2002 A compilation of current information on cultural, geographic, and political conditions in 193 countries and their cities covering six continents, based on the Department of State's Post Reports. Maps and photos of many cities included.
  • Countries and Their Cultures, 4 vols, 2001 Focuses on cultures and countries around the world, specifically what is and is not shared culturally by the people who live in a particular country. Entries contain descriptive summaries of the country in question, including demographic, historical, cultural, economic, religious, and political information.
  • Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, 11th ed., 6 vols, 2004 Presents information on 200 countries and dependencies from around the world. Entries discuss topics in detail, from banking and securities to climate, from government data to demographic statistics. Also includes biographical essays on national leaders
CSUDH Students Only
Country Profiles (via LexisNexis)
    This allows you to select and search these two titles:
  • CIA World Factbook: prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency for the use of US Government officials.
  • Walden Country Reports: include the following categories of information: key facts, introduction, political structure, political situation, membership of international organizations, industry, banking and finance, companies, investment, stock exchange, natural resources, energy, agriculture, transport, communications and the media, armed forces, education, health and welfare, geography and climate, visitors'' guide, useful business addresses.'
CSUDH Students Only
Geography and Economy of Nations of the World
    This link allows you to select or search these two titles:
  • Geo-Data: The World Geographical Encyclopedia, 3rd ed., 2003: describes the physical geography of every nation and dependency on Earth. Physical features, climate, and vegetation are discussed in detail using a consistent set of rubrics. A World Rankings appendix includes tables of ranking major features of the Earth, such as largest river by length and volume, tallest mountains by continent, and deepest oceans.
  • Worldmark Encyclopedia of National Economies, 4 vols, 2002: provides the current and historical economic development of 198 foreign nations. Arranged by country within broad geographic regions, this title provides each country's economic environment, statistics on the country's current economic conditions, trends, and key demographics of the nation's citizens.
CSUDH Students Only
Country Studies at the Library of Congress Search or browse studies of 91 countries prepared by a multidisciplinary team of social scientists for the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress. The studies were originally published in print. Note the omission of certain countries such as France. Anyone Can Use
Foreign Government Resources on the Web Created by the University of Michigan Documents Center, this site links to hundreds of diplomatic, legal and other pages for all regions of the world. Anyone Can Use
CIA World Factbook The online edition of the CIA's world factbook, containing information on many nations. The online factbook is updated regularly. Anyone Can Use

Newspapers, News, Current Events

Resource NameDescriptionWho Can Access
Los Angeles Times database (via ProQuest) 'Major daily newspaper from Los Angeles. It offers extensive coverage of national, international, and local news.Coverage: 1985-current' CSUDH Students Only
Historical Los Angeles Times Database (via ProQuest) 'The Los Angeles Times (1881-1985) offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue.Coverage: Dec. 4, 1881 - Dec. 31, 1985' CSUDH Students Only
ProQuest Newspapers full-text, including 600 major U.S. National, local and international newspapers such as The New York Times and the Times of London. To name some of the important titles: Advocate, Chicago Tribune, Financial Times, Greenwich Time, Hartford Courant, Los Angeles Times, Morning Call, Newsday, Orlando Sentinel, Sun Sentinel (Ft. Lauderdale), The Sun, Baltimore, etc. Most newspapers covers full-text for the last few years. CSUDH Students Only
LexisNexis Newspapers full-text, including General news. Today's news, U.S. news, World news, Local news, News wires, News transcripts, Arts & sports news, Non-English language news, Business news, Legal news, University news, Medical news. CSUDH Students Only
US Newspaper website list Newspaper links on this page are sorted by State. Some newspapers charge for full-text articles. The page is maintained by Ibiblio Anyone Can Use
Crayon dot net News Links A listing of news sources available from this free, custom news service, with sources available in many categories. Anyone Can Use
Newspaper Archives from Many Countries Newspaper links on this page are sorted by country names. Some newspapers charge for full-text articles. Anyone Can Use

Polls, Surveys

Resource NameDescriptionWho Can Access
Polls & Surveys (via LexisNexis) This searches two Gallup Poll services. CSUDH Students Only
Roper Center for Public Opinion Research (iPOLL database) iPOLL database is an up-to-date source for US nationwide public opinion. The database includes data survey results from academic, commercial and media survey organizations such as Gallup Organization, Harris Interactive, Pew Research Associates, and many more. iPOLL does not include state samples or foreign samples (see Catalog of Holdings). However, surveys of these populations are available from the Roper Center at (860)486-444. Time coverage: from 1935 to present, and updated daily. CSUDH Students Only
CPSR Direct (Supported by the Inter-university Consortium for Political & Social Research) ICPSR maintains and provides access to a vast archive of social science data for research and instruction, and offers training in quantitative methods to facilitate effective data use. CSUDH Students Only
Field Polls at UC Berkeley Please use computers NOT in the CSUDH Library to access)Search Field (California) Polls, 1979-Latest Release, Questions and Answers.
Your browser must be configured properly in order to access the Field Polls data at UC Berkeley.
The first requirement is that your browser be set to use passive FTP:
1. Go to Tools Internet Options and select the Advanced tab.
2. Scroll down to the ?Use Passive FTP (for firewall and DSL modem compatibility)? option and make sure that it is checked.
Access instruction:
1. Click open the link above.
2. Click the ''Data'' link on the left side of the Data homepage.
3. Choose ''CSU Only/Field Polls'' link on the FTP navigation column on the left side of the Data page. You will see a page with the FTP navigation
column, a center column named ''SEARCH UCSD's CALPOLL INDEX'' and a ''RETRIEVE DATA'' column. Depending on how your browser is set
up, the RETRIEVE DATA column will display a set of folders or an FTP directory listing with links to the folders.
4. Use the SEARCH column to locate a poll of interest to you by entering the appropriate keywords. When you find a study you'd like to download, note its number. Do not click the links on the SEARCH column, as these are for other users. Instead, use the RETRIEVE DATA column to access your poll's files.
5. Scroll down the RETRIEVE column to find the link to your poll
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