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Arkansas Digital Library Consortium

The Arkansas Digital Library Consortium (ADLC) is an open consortium formed to facilitate the acquisition and use of digital content by pooling the buying power of Arkansas public libraries. ADLC currently contracts with OverDrive to provide eBooks and audio books to the patrons of member libraries.

The program is administered by the Arkansas State Library and is open to all public libraries within the state. Membership in the eBook consortium requires committing to a multi-year contract with the content vendor OverDrive. Libraries must sign an additional Memorandum of Understanding agreeing to follow ADLC policies and granting permission for annual content fees to be applied by OverDrive to a central selection committee.

For more informaiton and joining instructions, please contact:

ADLC Member Documents

Arkansas Library Leadership Institute (ALL-In)

The Arkansas Library Leadership Institute (ALL-In) is a 3-day leadership event for library staff, created and implemented by the Arkansas State Library to develop emerging leaders within the library profession, the local community, and in life.

Selection of the 25 participants is a competitive process that includes a written application, resume, letter of recommendation, essays, and a signed letter of support from the library director and/or board. The ALL-In selection committee seeks a diverse set of applicants, both degreed and non-degreed, and considers the type of library, organizational responsibility, and geography when making selections.

2018 Sessions

Selections of participants for 2018 ALL-In have been made. Participation in ALL-In sessions is restricted to selected applicants only.

Orientation

Attendees should complete the Strengths Finder test prior to orientation, and bring the results to session. Time & Location:

Registration or attendance to the ArLA conference is not necessary to participate in the ALL-In session.

2018 Institute

Selected participants should confirm their participation by completing the registration form and fees. Meals and lodging are included in the registration cost. Any dietary restrictions should be noted on the application.

Cost & Registration

Cost to participants of the 2018 Institute is $300 for the retreat at DeGray Lake. Financial forms will be sent out to those chosen for the 2018 Institute. Library employers may pay for their employee's participation.

Payment to the Arkansas State Library is expected on or before November 4, 2018. The State Library will handle arrangements with DeGray Lake.

Session Information

Dr. Sharon Morris and Kieran Hixon are the facilitators for the 2018 retreat. Primary topics covered are self-awareness, leadership behaviors and specific strategies for leading teams in project implementation. Activities and content are tailored for those working in libraries with a variety of personal backgrounds, interests and abilities. Special attention is placed on participants learning from each other as well as from facilitators, including the ability to form long lasting professional connections.

Learning outcomes are met through a series of meaningful experiential learning activities, group and individual projects, stories and case studies, personal reflection and planning, humor, discussion and games. Content is based on research, facilitators's expertise, participant knowledge and focuses on the practical application of new leadership concepts and skills to a library setting.

Institute Guidelines

ALL-In Participants are expected to be fully engaged throughout the Institute. Toward that goal, the following guidelines must be observed.

For more information, contact:

State Employee Services at ASL

The primary mission of the Arkansas State Library is to serve as the information resource center for state government. The State Library offers the following direct services and resources to active state employees in order to support their research needs.

Reference & Research Services

Professional Reference staff are available to assist with research requests, to provide training on the use of library collections and resources, and to share information about any of the State Library's various programs and services.

Requests may be made in person or by calling 501-682-2053 during regular business hours: Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Reference staff may be contacted after hours using the Ask a Librarian online form.

Online Databases & Journals

Active state employees may register for remote access to ASL's subscription database collection in addition to the statewide resources offered through the Traveler program.

Employees of state-supported education institutions are not eligible for remote access, but may request articles from these collections directly through our Interlibrary Loan department. ASL Reference staff are available to search and select materials from these online collections on behalf of all patrons.

Interlibrary Loan

The State Library's Interlibrary Loan department borrows materials held by other libraries on behalf of state employees who need those items for work-related purposes.

State employees may use the online form to initiate an ILL request, or contact the department at 501-682-2866 during regular business hours.

Meeting Space for Arkansas State Government

Conference rooms of various sizes are available for reservation by state agencies and other state-affiliated organizations to conduct trainings, meetings or other official business.

Arkansas State Library Board Meeting

Remote Database Access for State Employees

Active Arkansas state employees working at non-education agencies may register for remote access to the Arkansas State Library's collection of subscription databases. Any patron visiting the State Library onsite may access these resources using a public computer terminal or the public wireless network. 

Employees of Arkansas' State-Supported Education Institutions are ineligible for remote access to these databases, as they enjoy institutional access to resources procured under the Traveler Statewide Database Program.

Please allow 1-2 business days for your application to be processed and approved. Upon approval, your library card number will be sent to your work email account. The corresponding library card will mailed to your agency's physical address. If you have questions about remote database access, or about the status of your application, please contact Information Services staff at 501-682-2053 during business hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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The Arkansas State Library's geolocator has identified that you are currently outside the State of Arkansas or have not turned on your geolocation services.

If you are within the State, please turn on your computer's geolocation services to access the Traveler Program databases.

Eligibility for access is limited to citizens within the State.

 

Pirates

ALPS/ARSL Conference

ArLA Annual Conference

ALL-In: Arkansas Library Leadership Institute

Continuing Education Calendar

Money Smart Week

School Library Month

National Library Week

1917 - First U.S. troops land in France.

1917 - President WIlson & Congress authorize draft

1917—U.S. declares war on Germany

Black History Month

Arkansas Legislative Session 91st General Assembly

Arkansas Library Association Conference “Spice Thing UP at Your Library”

Arkansas Library Association Board Meeting

Arkansas Library Association Board Meeting

Arkansas Library Association Board Meeting

Arkansas Library Association Board Meeting

BrowseAloud

Thank you for your interest in BrowseAloud. In order to get the Chrome extension for your library's public access computers we ask you fill out a short form and you will be emailed as soon as possible with the instructions.

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In the meantime we invite you to review this video on BrowseAloud's capabilities and download the signage and instructions to assist your patrons in BrowseAloud's usage.

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

 

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ILL Policies

The conditions for Interlibrary Loan service at ASL are set by the following:

Borrower Eligibility

The Arkansas State Library accepts ILL requests from public, college, university, and special libraries, as well as requests for work-related materials for full-time permanent Arkansas state employees.

Libraries

Requests are accepted via OCLC, ALA forms, telephone, mail, fax, ARIEL, or online.

Arkansas State Employees

Full-time permanent state employees may request materials through ILL. State employees' requests must be directly related to their state jobs, and not to personal research, academic classwork, or extracurricular activities.

Original materials will not be sent through mail or courier to state employees, but must be picked up in person. Photocopies will be sent via mail, fax, or email. Photocopied materials may not exceed 50 pages in length.

General Public & Schools

Individuals, school librarians, or students may go through the ILL department of the library of their choice to request materials from the State Library.

Loan Periods

The Arkansas State Library will lend:

Non-Circulation Materials

Although newspapers are are non-circulating, photocopies of specific articles up to 50 pages in length may be requested. Newspapers are retained for three months, with the exception of the Arkansas Gazette, which is maintained on microfilm from 1871 through 1991.The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is retained from 1991 to present.

United States Patent copies will be provided if the patent number is known. For information regarding patent-searching, contact the Reference Department at 501-682-2053 during business hours or by using Ask A Librarian.

Fines & Overdues

The Arkansas State Library does not charge for lending materials, making photocopies, or the cost of postage. All photocopied materials are limited to no more than 50 pages.

If the borrowing patron/library loses an item, ILL will send an invoice for the current price of replacing the lost material. If the item is out-of-print, the invoice price will be determined by Collection Development.

Overdue notices for items loaned through ILL are sent 2 weeks after items are due. If the borrower has not responded after the second notice, an invoice for the material will be sent.

The Arkansas State Library does not charge overdue fines, but a patron or library may lose borrowing privileges due to repeated late returns or loss of materials.


 

State Depository Forms

Forms for State Agencies

Quick Reference

State Agency Liaisons

Communication between the Arkansas State Library (ASL) and each state agency, board, commission and state-supported educational institution is often necessary concerning the deposit of documents.

To designate a liaison between your agency and the Arkansas State Library, complete the Agency Liaison Contact Form and submit via email to statedocs@library.arkansas.gov. If a change in the Agency Liaison occurs, notify ASL immediately.

Orientation sessions or individual training can be arranged for liaisons upon request. Contact our staff to arrange a session.

Completed forms may also be mailed or faxed to:

Need for Agency Liaisons

Typical communications include questions on which documents to deposit, how many copies of a title to send, or to answer questions concerning the historical background of a specific title.

To expedite these requests and for the convenience of both the state agency, board, commission or state supported educational institution and the Arkansas State Library, agency directors are asked to designate a publication contact person(s) referred to as the “Agency Liaison.”

The agency liaison(s) serves as the primary contact for the state agency, board, commission and state supported educational institution. Choice of a liaison should be based on convenience to the agency. The liaison should be someone familiar with all of an agency’s documents and organization.

Within his or her organization, the Agency Liaison may establish a network of other staff to assist with identifying and sending publications to ASL. Each individual division, department, office, etc. may have an assigned liaison.

Duties of the Agency Liaison

For more information, contact:

Rules Submission Guidelines

The Arkansas State Library is now accepting digital submissions of agency rules. Digital submissions may be sent to statedocs@library.arkansas.gov or through Dropbox: State Docs.

In accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act, A.C.A. § 25-15-204, agencies must file with the Arkansas State Library a copy of any adopted rule and its financial impact statement.

Agencies may deposit a final copy of the rule with the State Documents Depository at the same time they are submitted to the Secretary of State's Office.

One copy of a completed Financial Impact Statement must be attached to each copy of a rule submitted.

Procedures to File Rules with the Arkansas State Library

Pertains to proposed, new, amended, or emergency rules. To be included with each submission:

  1. Agency Certification Form

    Make sure the form is accurate and complete. Only one form is required per deposit.

  2. Financial Impact Statement

    A copy of the completed Financial Impact Statement should be attached to the end of each copy of a rule filed with the library.

  3. Printed Copies of Rule

    The number of copies required is based on how the rule is published and distributed to the public:

    • Digital Only: digital copies of the Agency Certification Form, Financial Impact Statement, and Rule.
    • Digital & Print: 4 printed copies of Rule + 4 copies of Financial Impact Statement + digital copy of Rule.
    • Print Only: 12 printed copies of Rule + 12 copies of Financial Impact Statement.

All digital files may be submitted via email to statedocs@library.arkansas.gov. Send print deposits to:

 

Online Databases by Subject

Usage Notes

Bibliographies, Abstracts & Indexes

AGRICOLA (ProQuest)
Provides bibliographic citations for journal articles, monographs, proceedings, theses, patents, translations, audiovisual materials, computer software, and technical reports pertaining to all aspects of agriculture and related fields.

American Reference Books Annual (ARBA)
Collection development tool for librarians for reference materials. Coverage: Volume 28 (1997) through present. Reviews published monthly.

Book Review Digest Retro (EBSCO)
Provides excerpts and citations to book reviews of adult and juvenile fiction and non-fiction.

BooksInPrint (Bowker's)
Bibliographic tool for libraries, booksellers, and publishers which provides information on books, audio books, and videos.

Congressional Publications (ProQuest)
Abstracts and indexing of congressional publications and legislative histories. Includes member biographies, committee assignments, voting records, and financial data; and the full text of key regulatory and statutory resources.

ERIC (ProQuest)
Bibliographic index to published and unpublished sources on education.

FirstSearch (OCLC)
Contains the following bibliographic databases: ArticleFirst, Clase & Periodica, eBooks, Electronic Collections Online, ERIC, GPO Monthly Catalog, MEDLINE, OAIster, PapersFirst, Proceedings, WorldCat, and WorldCatDissertations.

Library and Information Science Abstracts (ProQuest)
Abstracts and indexes from 440+ periodicals covering all aspects of librarianship, library users, information retrieval and more.

MEDLINE (ProQuest)
Bibliographic index covering all areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing. Subjects covered include: clinical medicine, dentistry, education, experimental medicine, health services administration, nursing, nutrition, pathology, psychiatry, toxicology, and veterinary medicine.

Public Library Core Collection: Non-fiction (H. W. Wilson)
Bibliographic and collection development tool geared for public libraries to build and maintain well-rounded collections of reference and non-fiction books for adults.

Resources for College Libraries
Collection development tool for academic libaraians; includes bibliographic information on the latest recommended titles mapped to 58 curriculum-specific subject areas.

WorldCat (FirstSearch)
WorldCat is a worldwide catalog of books and other materials in libraries. It contains the bibliographic records as cataloged by OCLC member libraries worldwide, with over 400 languages represented.

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Business & Finance

ABI/INFORM Complete (ProQuest)
Provides access to full-text journals, dissertations, working papers, business and economics, country and industry reports, and downloadable data.

Accounting, Tax & Banking Collection (ProQuest)
Full-text access to global and scholarly journals covering accounting, tax, banking and financial issues.

Asian & European Business Collection (ProQuest)
Provides journals, newspapers, newswires, and magazine sources on business and finance topics across Asia and Europe.

Business Market Research Collection
Provides access to Hoover's Company Profiles, OxResearch, Barens' US and Worldwide Industry & Market Reports, and Snapshots.

Canadian Business & Current Affairs Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to a variety of publications covering Canadian issues.

Entrepreneurship Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to a variety of publications including journals, dissertations, working papers and conference proceedings; as well as toolkits containing practical guides, templates, forms, and sample business plans.

Plunkett Research
Contains industry sector analysis and research, industry trends and industry statistics, covering health care, financial services, retailing, entertainment, energy and information technology.

ReferenceUSAGov (Infogroup)
Contains detailed information on more than 14 million US businesses, 210 million US residents, 855,000 US health care providers, 1.5 million Canadian businesses, and 12 million Canadian households.

USATrade Online
Access current and cumulative U.S. export and import data for over 18,000 export commodities and 24,000 import commodities. USA Trade Online provides trade statistics using the Harmonized System (HS) up to the 10-digit level and the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) commodity classification codes up to the 6-digit level. Now free to all users with creation of user account.

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Culture & Society

Arts & Humanities Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to titles covering art, architecture, design, history, philosophy, music, literature, theatre and cultural studies.

Literature Online (ProQuest)
Resource for the study and teaching of English literature; integrates the texts of over 355,000 literary works with a vast library of key criticism and reference resources. Includes a collection of poetry, prose and drama and a library of full-text journals and author biographies.

Religion and the Law (HeinOnline)
Contains thousands of unique titles and more than a million pages, including books, periodicals, and bibliographies. Supports the research of the development, history, organization, and fundamental principles of various world religions. Includes the Christian Legal Society publications, an assortment of Canon Law, and rare historical bibles.

Religion Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to journals and publications covering formal theological studies and commentary on topics of general interest from the perspectives of many, worldwide religions.

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Directories

ReferenceUSAGov (Infogroup)
Contains detailed information on more than 14 million US businesses, 210 million US residents, 855,000 US health care providers, 1.5 million Canadian businesses, and 12 million Canadian households.

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eBooks

eBook Collection (ProQuest)
Full-text collection of over 100 non-fiction eBooks.

Virtual Reference Library (Gale)
Full-text access to African-American Years, American Civil War Reference Library, Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Popular Musicians Since 1990, Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World, Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics, Fashion, Costume, and Culture, Great Depression and the New Deal Reference Library, Middle East Conflict Reference Library, Presidents: A Reference History, Real-Life Math, Reconstruction Era Reference Library, and UXL American Decades.

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Educator Resources

Education Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to education publications covering primary, secondary, higher, special, adult, and home education.

ERIC (ProQuest)
Bibliographic index to published and unpublished sources on education.

Literature Online (ProQuest)
Resource for the study and teaching of English literature; integrates the texts of over 355,000 literary works with a vast library of key criticism and reference resources. Includes a collection of poetry, prose and drama and a library of full-text journals and author biographies.

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Fisheries & Wildlife Ecology

BioOne Complete
Provides full-text access to over 200 high quality, subscription and open-access titles focused in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences; including Auk, Condor, Copeia, Journal of Field Ornithology, Journal of Herpetology, Journal of Parisitology, Journal of Wildlife Diseases, Natural Areas Journal, Southeastern Naturalist, Southwestern Naturalist, Waterbirds, Wetlands, and Wildlife Biology.

Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Management (NRC Research Press)
Covers all aspects of the multidisciplinary field of aquatic sciences. Coverage: 1996 to present.

Conservation Biology (Wiley)
Content covers key issues contributing to the science and practice of conserving Earth’s biological diversity. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Ecological Applications (Wiley)
Features papers that develop scientific principles to support environmental decision-making, as well as papers that discuss the application of ecological concepts to environmental issues, policy, and management. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Ecology (Wiley)
Published articles report on the basic elements of ecological research. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Ecology of Freshwater Fish (Wiley)
Journal publishes original contributions on all aspects of fish ecology in freshwater environments, including lakes, reservoirs, rivers, and streams. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Fisheries (Wiley)
Features peer-reviewed technical articles on all aspects of aquatic resource-related subjects, as well as professional issues, new ideas and approaches, education, economics, administration, and law. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Fisheries Management and Ecology (Wiley)
Peer-reviewed journal covering all aspects of the management, ecology and conservation of inland, estuarine and coastal fisheries. Coverage: 2014 to present.

Human Dimensions of Wildlife (Taylor ∓ Francis)
Devoted to the study of social considerations in fisheries and wildlife management. Coverage: 1998 to present.

Journal of Aquatic Animal Health (Wiley)
Contains research papers on the causes, effects, treatments, and prevention of diseases of marine and freshwater organisms, particularly fish and shellfish. In addition, it contains papers that describe biochemical and physiological investigations into fish health that relate to assessing the impacts of both environmental and pathogenic features. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Journal of Field Ornithology (Wiley)
Features original articles emphasizing the descriptive or experimental study of birds in their natural habitats. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Journal of Freshwater Ecology (Taylor & Francis)
Open access, peer-reviewed journal covering the field of aquatic ecology of freshwater systems, including physiological, population, community, and ecosystem ecology as well as biogeochemistry and ecohydrology of all types of freshwater systems including lentic, lotic, hyporheic and wetland systems. Coverage: open access.

Journal of Mammalogy (Oxford University Press)
Features original research on all aspects of the biology of mammals, including mammalian behavior, conservation, ecology, genetics, morphology, physiology, and taxonomy. Coverage: 1996 to present.

Journal of Medical Entomology (Oxford University Press)
Reports on all phases of medical entomology and medical acarology, including the systematics and biology of insects, acarines, and other arthropods of public health and veterinary significance. Coverage: 1996 to present.

Journal of Unmanned Vehicle Systems (NRC Research Press)
Features developments in the emerging field of unmanned vehicle systems: remotely controlled machines used for aerial, terrestrial, and aquatic systems; and their sensors. Coverage: 2013 to present.

North American Journal of Aquaculture (Wiley)
The journal carries papers on new research and practical experience in all areas of intensive and extensive fish culture. Coverage: 1997 to present.

North American Journal of Fisheries Management (Wiley)
The journal addresses the maintenance, enhancement, and allocation of fisheries resources. Its contents chronicle the development of practical monitoring and management programs for finfish and exploitable shellfish in marine and freshwater environments. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Restoration Ecology (Wiley)
Features original papers on experimental, observational, and theoretical studies on terrestrial, marine, and freshwater systems. Coverage: Current plus four years rolling backfile.

River Research and Applications (Wiley)
Features original scientific and technical papers on biological, ecological, geomorphological, hydrological, engineering and geographical aspects related to rivers in both the developed and developing world. Coverage: Current plus four years rolling backfile.

Transactions of the American Fisheries Society (Wiley)
Features results of basic and applied research in genetics, physiology, biology, ecology, population dynamics, economics, health, culture, and other topics germane to marine and freshwater finfish and shellfish and their respective fisheries and environments. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Wetlands: Journal of Society of Wetland Scientists (Springer)
International journal concerned with all aspects of wetlands biology, ecology, hydrology, water chemistry, soil and sediment characteristics, management, education, legislation, cultural, sociology, and regulations. Coverage: 1997 to present.

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Full-text, Multidisciplinary

Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)
Full-text access to multi-disciplinary journals and periodicals, and indexing and abstracts to additional journals and other publications. The database features content as far as 1887, with the majority of full-text content in searchable format.

Alt-Press Watch (ProQuest)
Includes access to full-text newspapers and magazines from independent presses as an alternative source to mainstream media perspectives.

ProQuest Central
Single search portal allowing users to search across all subscribed ProQuest databases at once.

Research Library (ProQuest)
Full-text access to a multi-disciplinary collection of journals covering a wide range of subjects.

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Genealogy

African American Heritage (ProQuest)
Provides access to federal census, marriage and cohabitation records, military draft and service records, registers of slaves and free(d) persons of color, Freedman's Bank, and more. **ASL staff does not conduct or assist with genealogical research**

Ancestry Library Edition (ProQuest)
Provides access to genealogical resources from the United States: vital, marriage and military records; U.S & federal censuses, the Social Security Death Index, ship records and passenger lists, and more. Limited coverage for Canada and UK records. **ASL staff does not conduct or assist with genealogical research**

HeritageQuest Online (ProQuest)
Provides access to Census records and maps, local histories, city directories, slave schedules, Revolutionary War era pension & bounty-land warrant applications, Freedman's Bank, and more. **ASL staff does not conduct or assist with genealogical research**

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General Reference

Credo Reference
Aggregated reference tool containing full-text entries from encyclopedias, traditional and bilingual dictionaries, biographies and quotations.

Oxford English Dictionary
An unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past. The OED provides etymological analysis of words, variant spellings, and demonstrates pronunciation using the International Phonetic Alphabet.

Virtual Reference Library (Gale)
Full-text access to African-American Years, American Civil War Reference Library, Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Popular Musicians Since 1990, Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World, Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics, Fashion, Costume, and Culture, Great Depression and the New Deal Reference Library, Middle East Conflict Reference Library, Presidents: A Reference History, Real-Life Math, Reconstruction Era Reference Library, and UXL American Decades.

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Government Resources

Arkansas Legislative Digest
Arkansas Legislative Digest combines comprehensive data and analytical tools on Arkansas government affairs.

Congressional Publications (ProQuest)
Abstracts and indexing of congressional publications and legislative histories. Includes member biographies, committee assignments, voting records, and financial data; and the full text of key regulatory and statutory resources.

Davis-Bacon Wage Determination
Wage determinations issued by the U.S. Department of Labor under the Davis-Bacon and related Acts.

Foreign Relations of the United States (HeinOnline)
Provides an official historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity. Comprised of 600+ books beginning with Abraham Lincoln's administration in 1861 through the administration of Jimmy Carter in 1980.

History Vault: American Politics and Society (ProQuest)
Includes full-text access to the following modules: Thomas A. Edison Papers (1850-1919), Law and Society since the Civil War: American Legal Manuscripts from the Harvard Law School Library (1861-1976), Immigration: Records of the INS (1880-1930), New Deal and World War II: President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Office Files and Records of Federal Agencies (1933-1945), American Politics in the Early Cold War: Truman and Eisenhower Administrations (1945-1961), FBI Confidential Files and Radical Politics in the U.S. (1945-1972), & American Politics and Society from Kennedy to Watergate (1960-1975).

John F. Kennedy Assassination Collection (HeinOnline)
Contains the National Archives and Records Administration's complete collection of records on President John F. Kennedy's assassination in HeinOnline's fully searchable, user-friendly format. Also included are books, hearings, other related works, and scholarly articles on this topic.

Lexis Advance
Online library of state and federal primary law with access to cases, statutes, Shepard’s citations, newspapers, and law review articles. Additionally, The News and Business database offers access to a variety of full-text English and foreign language newspapers from around the world. Coverage varies by title.

National Survey of State Laws (HeinOnline)
Database version of Rich Leiter's National Survey of State Laws; provides an overall view of some of the most sought-after and controversial legal topics in the United States. Includes access to 5th, 6th, and 7th editions. All print editions are included in fully searchable image-based formats.

NCDC Climate Data Online (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
National Climatic Data Center's (NCDC) archive of global historical weather and climate data and station history information; includes quality controlled daily, monthly, seasonal, and yearly measurements of temperature, precipitation, wind, and degree days as well as radar data and 30-year Climate Normals.

Pentagon Papers (HeinOnline)
Provides access to United States - Vietnam Relations, 1945-1967: A Study Prepared by the Department of Defense. Covers the United States' political-military involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to 1967 from the perspective of the Department of Defense.

State and Local Government Review (Sage)
A quarterly, peer-reviewed journal covering best practices of state and local government politics, policy, and management, with a strong focus on state and local governments and the exploration of intergovernmental dimensions of public-sector activity. Coverage: 2014 to present.

State Statutes: A Historical Archive (HeinOnline)
Includes superseded state statutes for all fifty states. Search the statutes by state, date, description and text. Coverage starts from 1717.

U.S. Attorney General & Department of Justice Collection
Includes the official reports and opinions of the U.S. Attorney General (both the Official Opinions of the Attorneys General of the United States as well as the Opinions of the Office of Legal Counsel of the United States Department of Justice). Also includes guides, handbooks, hearings, and other materials related to the study of criminal justice in the United States.

U.S. Congressional Documents (HeinOnline)
Includes complete Congressional Record Bound version, plus daily version from 1980 to present. Provides access to predecessor titles: Annals of Congress (1789-1824), Register of Debates (1824-1837) Congressional Globe (1833-1873), and Congressional Hearings (early 1900s-present), and other important congressional material. Provides cross navigation between Daily edition and Bound volume.

U.S. Federal Agency Documents, Decisions, and Appeals (HeinOnline)
Complete collection of the official case law of some of the United States' most important U.S. Federal Agencies such as: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Also includes more than 65 GPO best-selling legal titles.

U.S. Federal Legislative History Library (HeinOnline)
Includes comprehensive federal legislative histories published by U.S. GPO and private publishers, plus a unique finding aid based on Sources of Compiled Legislative Histories; which often includes references to law review articles on-point to a particular legislative history.

U.S. Presidential Library (HeinOnline)
Includes titles such as Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Public Papers of the Presidents, CFR Title 3 (Presidents), Daily and Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, and other documents related to U.S. Presidents.

U.S. Statutes at Large (HeinOnline)
Digital version of the Statutes at Large; includes complete coverage.

U.S. Supreme Court Library (HeinOnline)
Complete coverage of the official U.S. Reports bound volumes as well as preliminary prints, slip opinions, and books and periodicals related to the U.S. Supreme Court are included in this library.

U.S. Treaties and Agreements Library (HeinOnline)
Includes all U.S. treaties, whether currently in-force, expired, or not-yet officially published. Includes such prominent collections as the United States Treaties and Other International Agreements set (commonly referred to as the "Blue set"), as well as famous sets from Bevans, Miller, Malloy and others.

USATrade Online
Access current and cumulative U.S. export and import data for over 18,000 export commodities and 24,000 import commodities. USA Trade Online provides trade statistics using the Harmonized System (HS) up to the 10-digit level and the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) commodity classification codes up to the 6-digit level. Now free to all users with creation of user account.

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Health & Medicine

Family Health Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to journals and magazines covering health subjects, including women's and children's health, food and nutrition, midwifery, sports injuries, eye care, and dentistry.

Health Management Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to journals covering all aspects of health administration, including hospitals, insurance, law, health economics, public health administration and more.

Health & Medical Collection (ProQuest)
Full-text access to journals covering clinical and biomedical topics, consumer health, health administration and more.

Medical Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to journals covering all clinical and biomedical fields, including physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, microbiology, immunology, parasitology, pathology, communicable diseases, psychiatry, surgery, gynecology, obstetrics, dermatology, hematology, pediatrics, geriatrics, dentistry, otolaryngology and ophthalmology.

MEDLINE (ProQuest)
Bibliographic index covering all areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing. Subjects covered include: clinical medicine, dentistry, education, experimental medicine, health services administration, nursing, nutrition, pathology, psychiatry, toxicology, and veterinary medicine.

Nursing & Allied Health Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to healthcare information covering nursing, allied health, alternative and complementary medicine, and more. Includes abstracts and indexing of additional titles, and full-text dissertations in nursing and related fields.

Psychology Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to journals and dissertation cover psychology disciplines, including behavioral, clinical, developmental and social psychology; neurology, personality, psychobiology, and psychometrics. Includes abstracts and indexing of additional titles.

Public Health Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to core literature covering all fields of public health, including nutrition and dietetics, population studies, social services and welfare, environmental studies, industrial health and safety, communicable diseases, and more.

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History & Historical Sources

The Atlanta Constitution (ProQuest)
Full page and article digital reproductions, with searchable full-text. Coverage: 1868 - 1984.

Atlanta Daily World (ProQuest)
Full page and article digital reproductions, with searchable full-text. Coverage: 1931 - 2003.

Chicago Defender (ProQuest)
Full page and article digital reproductions, with searchable full-text. Coverage: 1910-1975.

Chicago Tribune (ProQuest)
Full page and article digital reproductions, with searchable full-text. Coverage: 1849 - 1992.

Civil War Era Historical Newspapers (ProQuest)
Provides full access to the following titles: Richmond Dispatch (Virginia), Charleston Mercury (South Carolina), New Orleans Times Picayune (Louisiana), Boston Herald, New York Herald, Columbus State Journal (Ohio), The Kentucky Daily Journal, and the Memphis Daily Appeal. Coverage for newspapers: 1840-1865. Also includes 1,758 pamphlets from 1861-1865.

Detroit Free Press (ProQuest)
Full page and article digital reproductions, with searchable full-text. Coverage: 1831 - 1999.

Foreign Relations of the United States (HeinOnline)
Provides an official historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity. Comprised of 600+ books beginning with Abraham Lincoln's administration in 1861 through the administration of Jimmy Carter in 1980.

Hartford Courant (ProQuest)
Full page and article digital reproductions, with searchable full-text. Coverage: 1764 - 1989.

Historic Map Works: Library Edition (ProQuest)
High quality, full color digital maps, covering cadastral land ownership maps detailing the geographic and development history of the United States over several centuries. Includes contemporaneous pages of illustrations and over 1,000 city directories related to the cadastral maps.

Historical Newspapers Collection (ProQuest)
Provides full-text, searchable access to the Atlanta Constitution (1868-1984), the Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003), the Chicago Defender (1910-1975), the Chicago Tribune (1849-1992), the Detroit Free Press (1831-1999), the Hartford Courant (1764-1985), the Norfolk Journal and Guide (1916-2003), the New York Times with Index (1851-2007), and the Washington Post (1877-1994).

History Vault: American Politics and Society (ProQuest)
Includes full-text access to the following modules: Thomas A. Edison Papers (1850-1919), Law and Society since the Civil War: American Legal Manuscripts from the Harvard Law School Library (1861-1976), Immigration: Records of the INS (1880-1930), New Deal and World War II: President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Office Files and Records of Federal Agencies (1933-1945), American Politics in the Early Cold War: Truman and Eisenhower Administrations (1945-1961), FBI Confidential Files and Radical Politics in the U.S. (1945-1972), & American Politics and Society from Kennedy to Watergate (1960-1975).

History Vault: Civil Rights and the Black Freedom Struggle (ProQuest)
Includes full-text access to the following modules: Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century: Federal Government Records

History Vault: Southern Life, Slavery and the Civil War (ProQuest)
Includes full-text access to the following modules: Slavery and the Law, Southern Life and African American History: Plantations Records 1775-1915 parts 1 & 2, and Confederate Military Manuscripts and REcords of Union Generals and the Union Army 1854-1870.

John F. Kennedy Assassination Collection (HeinOnline)
Contains the National Archives and Records Administration's complete collection of records on President John F. Kennedy's assassination in HeinOnline's fully searchable, user-friendly format. Also included are books, hearings, other related works, and scholarly articles on this topic.

The New York Times with Index (ProQuest)
Provides access to historical editions of The New York Times. Newspaper coverage: 1851 - 2011. Index coverage: 1851 - 1993.

NewspaperARCHIVE - Academic Library Edition (Heritage Archives)
Full-text access to millions of searchable newspaper pages, dating as far back as the 1700s.

Norfolk Journal & Guide (ProQuest)
Full page and article digital reproductions, with searchable full-text. Coverage: 1916 - 2003.

Pentagon Papers (HeinOnline)
Provides access to United States - Vietnam Relations, 1945-1967: A Study Prepared by the Department of Defense. Covers the United States' political-military involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to 1967 from the perspective of the Department of Defense.

Pittsburgh Courier (ProQuest)
Full page and article digital reproductions, with searchable full-text. Coverage: 1911 - 2002.

Sanborn Digital Maps (ProQuest)
Contains 660,000+ digitized large-scale maps of more than 12,000 American towns and cities. The collection includes all maps submitted to the Library of Congress through copyright deposit and a set of maps transferred to the Library from the Bureau of the Census. Coverage: 1867-1970

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (ProQuest)
Full page and article digital reproductions, with searchable full-text. Coverage: 1874-1922.

State Statutes: A Historical Archive (HeinOnline)
Includes superseded state statutes for all fifty states. Search the statutes by state, date, description and text. Coverage starts from 1717.

U.S. Federal Agency Documents, Decisions, and Appeals (HeinOnline)
Complete collection of the official case law of some of the United States' most important U.S. Federal Agencies such as: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Also includes more than 65 GPO best-selling legal titles.

U.S. Supreme Court Library (HeinOnline)
Complete coverage of the official U.S. Reports bound volumes as well as preliminary prints, slip opinions, and books and periodicals related to the U.S. Supreme Court are included in this library.

The Washington Post (ProQuest)
Provides access to historical editions of The Washington Post. Coverage: 1877 - 1998.

Women and the Law (HeinOnline)
Unique collection compilings books, biographies and periodicals dedicated to the role of women in society and the law over the past 200 years. Also includes more than 70 titles from Emory University Law School's Feminism and Legal Theory Project which studies the effect of law and culture on the female gender.

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Information Technology

Computing Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to articles covering a range of topics: computer science, information systems, computer security, database design, software development, web commerce: LANs, WANs, intranets, and the Internet.

STEM Database (ProQuest)
Contains full-text journals and popular science magazines supporting research and instruction in science, technology, engineering, and math. Contains resources for students and educators at multiple grade levels.

Telecommunications Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to publications covering telecommunications, including computer applications, data communications and data transmission systems, electronic data processing, information science and information theory, and radio, television and wireless communications.

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International Sources

Asian & European Business Collection (ProQuest)
Provides journals, newspapers, newswires, and magazine sources on business and finance topics across Asia and Europe.

Australia & New Zealand Databse (ProQuest)
Full-text access to academics journals published in Australia and New Zealand, covering business, science, technology, engineering, social sciences, education, and humanities.

Canadian Business & Current Affairs Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to a variety of publications covering Canadian issues.

Canadian Newsstream (ProQuest)
Full-text access to Canadian newspapers, including archived content.

East & South Asia Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to academic journals from local educational institutions in many East Asian and South Asian countries, covering business, science, technology, engineering, social sciences, education, and humanities.

East Europe, Central Europe Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to academic journals from local educational institutions in East European and Central European countries, covering business, science, technology, engineering, social sciences, education, and humanities.

India Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to multidisciplinary journals published in India, covering business, health & Medicine, history, literature & language, science & technology, social sciences, and the arts.

International Newsstream (ProQuest)
Provides current and archived news content from 660+ international newspapers including The Times (London), The Bangkok Post, El Norte, Financial Times, The Guardian, Jerusalem Post, South China Morning Post, The Daily Telegraph, and the Asian Wall Street Journal.

Latin America & Iberia Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to academic journals published by local educational institutions in Latin America, Spain, and Portugal; covers business, science, technology, engineering, social sciences, education, and the humanities.

Middle East & Africa Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to academic journals published by local educational institutions in Middle Eastern and African countries, covering business, science, technology, engineering, social sciences, education, and humanities.

Turkey Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to academics journals published in Turkey, covering business, science, technology, engineering, social sciences, education, and humanities.

U.K. & Ireland Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to academics journals published in the U.K. and Ireland, covering business, science, technology, engineering, social sciences, education, and humanities.

World Constitutions Illustrated (HeinOnline)
Includes the current constitution for every country in its original language format and an English translation, as well as substantial constitutional histories for all countries. Includes access to constitutional periodicals, thousands of classic books, other related works such as the World Factbook, links to scholarly articles and online resources, and bibliographic references.

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Journals & Periodicals

BioOne Complete
Provides full-text access to over 200 high quality, subscription and open-access titles focused in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences; including Auk, Condor, Copeia, Journal of Field Ornithology, Journal of Herpetology, Journal of Parisitology, Journal of Wildlife Diseases, Natural Areas Journal, Southeastern Naturalist, Southwestern Naturalist, Waterbirds, Wetlands, and Wildlife Biology.

Bulletin of the Association for Information Science and Technology (Wiley)
Bi-monthly magazine covering developments and issues affecting the field, pragmatic management reports, opinion, and news in the information science community.

Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Management (NRC Research Press)
Covers all aspects of the multidisciplinary field of aquatic sciences. Coverage: 1996 to present.

Cataloging & Classification Quarterly (Taylor & Francis)
Serial publication covering all aspects of the cataloging and classification. Coverage: 1997 - present.

Collection Management (Taylor & Francis)
A quarterly journal that presents practical, research-based information about building, administering, preserving, assessing, and organizing library collections. Coverage: 1997 - present.

Conservation Biology (Wiley)
Content covers key issues contributing to the science and practice of conserving Earth’s biological diversity. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Ecological Applications (Wiley)
Features papers that develop scientific principles to support environmental decision-making, as well as papers that discuss the application of ecological concepts to environmental issues, policy, and management. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Ecology (Wiley)
Published articles report on the basic elements of ecological research. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Ecology of Freshwater Fish (Wiley)
Journal publishes original contributions on all aspects of fish ecology in freshwater environments, including lakes, reservoirs, rivers, and streams. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Fisheries (Wiley)
Features peer-reviewed technical articles on all aspects of aquatic resource-related subjects, as well as professional issues, new ideas and approaches, education, economics, administration, and law. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Fisheries Management and Ecology (Wiley)
Peer-reviewed journal covering all aspects of the management, ecology and conservation of inland, estuarine and coastal fisheries. Coverage: 2014 to present.

The Horn Book Guide (Media Source Incorporated)
Provides concise, critical reviews of hardcover books for children and young adults published in the United States. Published semiannually.

The Horn Book Magazine (Media Source Incorporated)
Bimonthly journal reviewing literature for children and young adults.

Human Dimensions of Wildlife (Taylor ∓ Francis)
Devoted to the study of social considerations in fisheries and wildlife management. Coverage: 1998 to present.

Information & Culture: a Journal of History (University of Texas Press)
Formally published as Libraries & the Cultural Record. Coverage: 2009 to present.

Internet Reference Services Quarterly (Taylor & Francis)
A refereed journal covering research and practical information about all aspects of reference librarianship in the digital age. Includes studies and articles on technology related to the delivery of library user services, including reference, research consultation, instruction, information literacy, user design and usability, and electronic reference materials and sources. Coverage: 1997 - present.

Journal of the American Society for Information Science (Wiley)
Serial publication of peer-reviewed original research focusing on the production, discovery, recording, storage, representation, retrieval, presentation, manipulation, dissemination, use, and evaluation of information and their associated tools and techniques.

Journal of Aquatic Animal Health (Wiley)
Contains research papers on the causes, effects, treatments, and prevention of diseases of marine and freshwater organisms, particularly fish and shellfish. In addition, it contains papers that describe biochemical and physiological investigations into fish health that relate to assessing the impacts of both environmental and pathogenic features. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Journal of Archival Organization (Taylor & Francis)
International journal encompassing all aspects of the arrangement, description, and provision of access to all forms of archival materials, including processing techniques and procedures, preparation of finding aids, and cataloging. Coverage: 2006 - 2013.

Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (Wiley)
Features peer reviewed research on information science. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship (Taylor & Francis)
A refereed journal covering the business information needs of special, academic and public libraries. Coverage: 1997 - Present.

Journal of Education for Library and Information Science (ALISE)
A refereed quarterly publication of the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) covering research articles, reviews, and brief communications about issues of interest to LIS educators.

Journal of Field Ornithology (Wiley)
Features original articles emphasizing the descriptive or experimental study of birds in their natural habitats. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Journal of Freshwater Ecology (Taylor & Francis)
Open access, peer-reviewed journal covering the field of aquatic ecology of freshwater systems, including physiological, population, community, and ecosystem ecology as well as biogeochemistry and ecohydrology of all types of freshwater systems including lentic, lotic, hyporheic and wetland systems. Coverage: open access.

Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve (Taylor & Francis)
Contributes to the advancement of library resource sharing by featuring the trials, research, and innovations of librarians and library professionals, both local and international. Coverage: open access.

Journal of Mammalogy (Oxford University Press)
Features original research on all aspects of the biology of mammals, including mammalian behavior, conservation, ecology, genetics, morphology, physiology, and taxonomy. Coverage: 1996 to present.

Journal of Medical Entomology (Oxford University Press)
Reports on all phases of medical entomology and medical acarology, including the systematics and biology of insects, acarines, and other arthropods of public health and veterinary significance. Coverage: 1996 to present.

Journal of Unmanned Vehicle Systems (NRC Research Press)
Features developments in the emerging field of unmanned vehicle systems: remotely controlled machines used for aerial, terrestrial, and aquatic systems; and their sensors. Coverage: 2013 to present.

Library Hotline (Media Source Incorporated)
Library Hotline publishes article library innovations and management trends, breaking news and current issues. Weekly issues address library services for all age groups, as well as library construction, people in the news, technology, grants, fundraising, and election and legislative updates.

Library Journal (Media Source Incorporated)
Includes feature articles and analytical news reports covering technology, management, policy and other professional concerns to public, academic and institutional libraries. Also includes reviews of books, ebooks, audiobooks, videos/DVDs, databases, systems and websites.

North American Journal of Aquaculture (Wiley)
The journal carries papers on new research and practical experience in all areas of intensive and extensive fish culture. Coverage: 1997 to present.

North American Journal of Fisheries Management (Wiley)
The journal addresses the maintenance, enhancement, and allocation of fisheries resources. Its contents chronicle the development of practical monitoring and management programs for finfish and exploitable shellfish in marine and freshwater environments. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology (Wiley)
Conference proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology.

Public Library Quarterly (Taylor & Francis)
Peer-reviewed journal for library managers and directors covering best practices and models to improve service of public libraries. Includes case studies, planning for desired outcomes, marketing, budget and financial analysis, technology implementation and children's programming. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Public Services Quarterly (Taylor & Francis)
Peer-reviewed journal including articles and case studies covering public service issues and strategies in academic libraries. Includes reference and research assistance, information literacy instruction, access and delivery services, and other services to patrons. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Reference Librarian (Taylor & Francis)
Serial covering all aspects of the reference process, including traditional considerations and new trends, electronic tools and resources, best practices in instruction and reference service, analysis of service marketing, and efficacy studies. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Restoration Ecology (Wiley)
Features original papers on experimental, observational, and theoretical studies on terrestrial, marine, and freshwater systems. Coverage: Current plus four years rolling backfile.

River Research and Applications (Wiley)
Features original scientific and technical papers on biological, ecological, geomorphological, hydrological, engineering and geographical aspects related to rivers in both the developed and developing world. Coverage: Current plus four years rolling backfile.

School Library Journal (Media Source Incorporated)
Geared toward librarians working with children and teens, the journal includes features and news coverage on: literacy, best practices, technology, education policy and other issues of interest to the school library and greater educator community. Includes reviews of books, digital content and databases.

The Serials Librarian (Taylor & Francis)
A journal focusing on all aspects of the management of electronic and print serials and other subscription resources. Coverage: 1997 - present.

Serials Review (Taylor & Francis)
A quarterly, peer-reviewed journal covering all aspects of serials management, including format, publishing models, statistical studies, collection analysis, collaborative efforts, reference and access issues, as well as cataloging and acquisitions. Coverage: 1997 - present.

State and Local Government Review (Sage)
A quarterly, peer-reviewed journal covering best practices of state and local government politics, policy, and management, with a strong focus on state and local governments and the exploration of intergovernmental dimensions of public-sector activity. Coverage: 2014 to present.

Transactions of the American Fisheries Society (Wiley)
Features results of basic and applied research in genetics, physiology, biology, ecology, population dynamics, economics, health, culture, and other topics germane to marine and freshwater finfish and shellfish and their respective fisheries and environments. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Wetlands: Journal of Society of Wetland Scientists (Springer)
International journal concerned with all aspects of wetlands biology, ecology, hydrology, water chemistry, soil and sediment characteristics, management, education, legislation, cultural, sociology, and regulations. Coverage: 1997 to present.

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Language

Linguistics Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to journals and other sources covering all aspects of linguistics, including many titles indexed in Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA).

Mango Languages
Language learning platform includes access to over 70 languages, including American Sign Language. Create an individual accounts on first-time use.

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Law & Legal Resources

Arkansas Legislative Digest
Arkansas Legislative Digest combines comprehensive data and analytical tools on Arkansas government affairs.

Legal Classics (HeinOnline)
Includes thousands of works from some of the greatest legal minds in history including Joseph Story, Jeremy Bentham, William Blackstone, William Holdsworth, Henry Maine, Federick William Maitland, Frederick Pollock, and Benjamin N. Cardozo. Includes rare items found in only a handful of libraries around the world.

LegalForms (Gale)
Provides access to official, Arkansas specific, federal, business, personal, real estate and other forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues. Includes forms drafted by attorneys for specific legal matters, from public records and from participating companies and attorneys.

Lexis Advance
Online library of state and federal primary law with access to cases, statutes, Shepard’s citations, newspapers, and law review articles. Additionally, The News and Business database offers access to a variety of full-text English and foreign language newspapers from around the world. Coverage varies by title.

National Survey of State Laws (HeinOnline)
Database version of Rich Leiter's National Survey of State Laws; provides an overall view of some of the most sought-after and controversial legal topics in the United States. Includes access to 5th, 6th, and 7th editions. All print editions are included in fully searchable image-based formats.

Religion and the Law (HeinOnline)
Contains thousands of unique titles and more than a million pages, including books, periodicals, and bibliographies. Supports the research of the development, history, organization, and fundamental principles of various world religions. Includes the Christian Legal Society publications, an assortment of Canon Law, and rare historical bibles.

State Statutes: A Historical Archive (HeinOnline)
Includes superseded state statutes for all fifty states. Search the statutes by state, date, description and text. Coverage starts from 1717.

U.S. Attorney General & Department of Justice Collection
Includes the official reports and opinions of the U.S. Attorney General (both the Official Opinions of the Attorneys General of the United States as well as the Opinions of the Office of Legal Counsel of the United States Department of Justice). Also includes guides, handbooks, hearings, and other materials related to the study of criminal justice in the United States.

U.S. Federal Agency Documents, Decisions, and Appeals (HeinOnline)
Complete collection of the official case law of some of the United States' most important U.S. Federal Agencies such as: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Also includes more than 65 GPO best-selling legal titles.

U.S. Statutes at Large (HeinOnline)
Digital version of the Statutes at Large; includes complete coverage.

U.S. Supreme Court Library (HeinOnline)
Complete coverage of the official U.S. Reports bound volumes as well as preliminary prints, slip opinions, and books and periodicals related to the U.S. Supreme Court are included in this library.

U.S. Treaties and Agreements Library (HeinOnline)
Includes all U.S. treaties, whether currently in-force, expired, or not-yet officially published. Includes such prominent collections as the United States Treaties and Other International Agreements set (commonly referred to as the "Blue set"), as well as famous sets from Bevans, Miller, Malloy and others.

Women and the Law (HeinOnline)
Unique collection compilings books, biographies and periodicals dedicated to the role of women in society and the law over the past 200 years. Also includes more than 70 titles from Emory University Law School's Feminism and Legal Theory Project which studies the effect of law and culture on the female gender.

World Constitutions Illustrated (HeinOnline)
Includes the current constitution for every country in its original language format and an English translation, as well as substantial constitutional histories for all countries. Includes access to constitutional periodicals, thousands of classic books, other related works such as the World Factbook, links to scholarly articles and online resources, and bibliographic references.

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Library & Information Science

American Reference Books Annual (ARBA)
Collection development tool for librarians for reference materials. Coverage: Volume 28 (1997) through present. Reviews published monthly.

Association of Research Libraries' Digital Publications (ARL)
SPEC Kits published by ARL from 2006 through the present provide best library practices in technology, change management, and performance improvement.

Book Review Digest Retro (EBSCO)
Provides excerpts and citations to book reviews of adult and juvenile fiction and non-fiction.

BooksInPrint (Bowker's)
Bibliographic tool for libraries, booksellers, and publishers which provides information on books, audio books, and videos.

Bulletin of the Association for Information Science and Technology (Wiley)
Bi-monthly magazine covering developments and issues affecting the field, pragmatic management reports, opinion, and news in the information science community.

Cataloging & Classification Quarterly (Taylor & Francis)
Serial publication covering all aspects of the cataloging and classification. Coverage: 1997 - present.

Collection Management (Taylor & Francis)
A quarterly journal that presents practical, research-based information about building, administering, preserving, assessing, and organizing library collections. Coverage: 1997 - present.

FirstSearch (OCLC)
Contains the following bibliographic databases: ArticleFirst, Clase & Periodica, eBooks, Electronic Collections Online, ERIC, GPO Monthly Catalog, MEDLINE, OAIster, PapersFirst, Proceedings, WorldCat, and WorldCatDissertations.

The Horn Book Guide (Media Source Incorporated)
Provides concise, critical reviews of hardcover books for children and young adults published in the United States. Published semiannually.

The Horn Book Magazine (Media Source Incorporated)
Bimonthly journal reviewing literature for children and young adults.

Information & Culture: a Journal of History (University of Texas Press)
Formally published as Libraries & the Cultural Record. Coverage: 2009 to present.

Internet Reference Services Quarterly (Taylor & Francis)
A refereed journal covering research and practical information about all aspects of reference librarianship in the digital age. Includes studies and articles on technology related to the delivery of library user services, including reference, research consultation, instruction, information literacy, user design and usability, and electronic reference materials and sources. Coverage: 1997 - present.

Journal of the American Society for Information Science (Wiley)
Serial publication of peer-reviewed original research focusing on the production, discovery, recording, storage, representation, retrieval, presentation, manipulation, dissemination, use, and evaluation of information and their associated tools and techniques.

Journal of Archival Organization (Taylor & Francis)
International journal encompassing all aspects of the arrangement, description, and provision of access to all forms of archival materials, including processing techniques and procedures, preparation of finding aids, and cataloging. Coverage: 2006 - 2013.

Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (Wiley)
Features peer reviewed research on information science. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship (Taylor & Francis)
A refereed journal covering the business information needs of special, academic and public libraries. Coverage: 1997 - Present.

Journal of Education for Library and Information Science (ALISE)
A refereed quarterly publication of the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) covering research articles, reviews, and brief communications about issues of interest to LIS educators.

Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve (Taylor & Francis)
Contributes to the advancement of library resource sharing by featuring the trials, research, and innovations of librarians and library professionals, both local and international. Coverage: open access.

Library Hotline (Media Source Incorporated)
Library Hotline publishes article library innovations and management trends, breaking news and current issues. Weekly issues address library services for all age groups, as well as library construction, people in the news, technology, grants, fundraising, and election and legislative updates.

Library and Information Science Abstracts (ProQuest)
Abstracts and indexes from 440+ periodicals covering all aspects of librarianship, library users, information retrieval and more.

Library Journal (Media Source Incorporated)
Includes feature articles and analytical news reports covering technology, management, policy and other professional concerns to public, academic and institutional libraries. Also includes reviews of books, ebooks, audiobooks, videos/DVDs, databases, systems and websites.

Library Science Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to journals covering all aspects of library and information science, including many titles cited by LISA: American Libraries, Collection Building, Reference & User Services Quarterly, Technical Communication Quarterly, School Libraries Worldwide, and Portal: Libraries and the Academy.

Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology (Wiley)
Conference proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology.

Public Library Core Collection: Non-fiction (H. W. Wilson)
Bibliographic and collection development tool geared for public libraries to build and maintain well-rounded collections of reference and non-fiction books for adults.

Public Library Quarterly (Taylor & Francis)
Peer-reviewed journal for library managers and directors covering best practices and models to improve service of public libraries. Includes case studies, planning for desired outcomes, marketing, budget and financial analysis, technology implementation and children's programming. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Public Services Quarterly (Taylor & Francis)
Peer-reviewed journal including articles and case studies covering public service issues and strategies in academic libraries. Includes reference and research assistance, information literacy instruction, access and delivery services, and other services to patrons. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Reference Librarian (Taylor & Francis)
Serial covering all aspects of the reference process, including traditional considerations and new trends, electronic tools and resources, best practices in instruction and reference service, analysis of service marketing, and efficacy studies. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Resources for College Libraries
Collection development tool for academic libaraians; includes bibliographic information on the latest recommended titles mapped to 58 curriculum-specific subject areas.

School Library Journal (Media Source Incorporated)
Geared toward librarians working with children and teens, the journal includes features and news coverage on: literacy, best practices, technology, education policy and other issues of interest to the school library and greater educator community. Includes reviews of books, digital content and databases.

The Serials Librarian (Taylor & Francis)
A journal focusing on all aspects of the management of electronic and print serials and other subscription resources. Coverage: 1997 - present.

Serials Review (Taylor & Francis)
A quarterly, peer-reviewed journal covering all aspects of serials management, including format, publishing models, statistical studies, collection analysis, collaborative efforts, reference and access issues, as well as cataloging and acquisitions. Coverage: 1997 - present.

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Maps

Historic Map Works: Library Edition (ProQuest)
High quality, full color digital maps, covering cadastral land ownership maps detailing the geographic and development history of the United States over several centuries. Includes contemporaneous pages of illustrations and over 1,000 city directories related to the cadastral maps.

Sanborn Digital Maps (ProQuest)
Contains 660,000+ digitized large-scale maps of more than 12,000 American towns and cities. The collection includes all maps submitted to the Library of Congress through copyright deposit and a set of maps transferred to the Library from the Bureau of the Census. Coverage: 1867-1970

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Military & Law Enforcement

Criminal Justice Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to a variety of publications covering topics of crime.

Military Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to journals and publications covering topics across all government and military branches: international relations, political science, criminology, defense, aeronautics and space flight, communications, civil engineering and more.

Pentagon Papers (HeinOnline)
Provides access to United States - Vietnam Relations, 1945-1967: A Study Prepared by the Department of Defense. Covers the United States' political-military involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to 1967 from the perspective of the Department of Defense.

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Newspapers

Alt-Press Watch (ProQuest)
Includes access to full-text newspapers and magazines from independent presses as an alternative source to mainstream media perspectives.

Arkansas News Collection (NewsBank)
Full-text access to current and archived Arkansas news sources, including print and online newspapers, blogs, journals, newswires, broadcast transcripts and videos. Includes access to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette archives.

The Atlanta Constitution (ProQuest)
Full page and article digital reproductions, with searchable full-text. Coverage: 1868 - 1984.

Atlanta Daily World (ProQuest)
Full page and article digital reproductions, with searchable full-text. Coverage: 1931 - 2003.

Canadian Newsstream (ProQuest)
Full-text access to Canadian newspapers, including archived content.

Chicago Defender (ProQuest)
Full page and article digital reproductions, with searchable full-text. Coverage: 1910-1975.

Chicago Tribune (ProQuest)
Full page and article digital reproductions, with searchable full-text. Coverage: 1849 - 1992.

Civil War Era Historical Newspapers (ProQuest)
Provides full access to the following titles: Richmond Dispatch (Virginia), Charleston Mercury (South Carolina), New Orleans Times Picayune (Louisiana), Boston Herald, New York Herald, Columbus State Journal (Ohio), The Kentucky Daily Journal, and the Memphis Daily Appeal. Coverage for newspapers: 1840-1865. Also includes 1,758 pamphlets from 1861-1865.

Detroit Free Press (ProQuest)
Full page and article digital reproductions, with searchable full-text. Coverage: 1831 - 1999.

Ethnic NewsWatch (ProQuest)
Full-text access to current journals, magazines, and newspapers from ethnic and independent presses. Coverage: 1990-present.

Hartford Courant (ProQuest)
Full page and article digital reproductions, with searchable full-text. Coverage: 1764 - 1989.

Historical Newspapers Collection (ProQuest)
Provides full-text, searchable access to the Atlanta Constitution (1868-1984), the Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003), the Chicago Defender (1910-1975), the Chicago Tribune (1849-1992), the Detroit Free Press (1831-1999), the Hartford Courant (1764-1985), the Norfolk Journal and Guide (1916-2003), the New York Times with Index (1851-2007), and the Washington Post (1877-1994).

International Newsstream (ProQuest)
Provides current and archived news content from 660+ international newspapers including The Times (London), The Bangkok Post, El Norte, Financial Times, The Guardian, Jerusalem Post, South China Morning Post, The Daily Telegraph, and the Asian Wall Street Journal.

The New York Times with Index (ProQuest)
Provides access to historical editions of The New York Times. Newspaper coverage: 1851 - 2011. Index coverage: 1851 - 1993.

NewspaperARCHIVE - Academic Library Edition (Heritage Archives)
Full-text access to millions of searchable newspaper pages, dating as far back as the 1700s.

Norfolk Journal & Guide (ProQuest)
Full page and article digital reproductions, with searchable full-text. Coverage: 1916 - 2003.

Pittsburgh Courier (ProQuest)
Full page and article digital reproductions, with searchable full-text. Coverage: 1911 - 2002.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (ProQuest)
Full page and article digital reproductions, with searchable full-text. Coverage: 1874-1922.

U.S. Newsstream (ProQuest)
Full-text access to current and archived U.S. news content, including newspapers, newswires, blogs, and news sites. Coverage: 1980 to present.

The Washington Post (ProQuest)
Provides access to historical editions of The Washington Post. Coverage: 1877 - 1998.

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Science & Environmental Studies

Agricultural & Environmental Science Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to a variety of journals, environmental impact statements, and bibliographic records from Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management (ESPM).

Biology Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to journals covering a wide range of biology topics: biochemistry, biophysics, botany, cytology, environmental studies, histology, microbiology, microscopy, and zoology.

BioOne Complete
Provides full-text access to over 200 high quality, subscription and open-access titles focused in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences; including Auk, Condor, Copeia, Journal of Field Ornithology, Journal of Herpetology, Journal of Parisitology, Journal of Wildlife Diseases, Natural Areas Journal, Southeastern Naturalist, Southwestern Naturalist, Waterbirds, Wetlands, and Wildlife Biology.

GreenFILE (EBSCO)
Full-text access to a variety of publications focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment.

NCDC Climate Data Online (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
National Climatic Data Center's (NCDC) archive of global historical weather and climate data and station history information; includes quality controlled daily, monthly, seasonal, and yearly measurements of temperature, precipitation, wind, and degree days as well as radar data and 30-year Climate Normals.

Science Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to journals covering applied and general sciences. Subject coverage includes physics, engineering, astronomy, biology, earth science, chemistry, and more.

STEM Database (ProQuest)
Contains full-text journals and popular science magazines supporting research and instruction in science, technology, engineering, and math. Contains resources for students and educators at multiple grade levels.

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Social Sciences

Political Science Database (ProQuest)
Provides abstracts and indexing to political science and international relations journals, including full-text access to core titles. Also includes full-text doctoral dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, country profiles, political news and other sources.

Social Science Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to journals and publications covering sociology, social work, anthropology, politics and related fields.

Sociology Database (ProQuest)
Full-text coverage of many core titles indexed in Sociological Abstracts and Social Services Abstracts (SASSA). Includes full-text doctoral dissertations on sociology.

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Statistics

SAGE Stats (SAGE)
Statistical sets provide comprehensive data coverage of each state including health care, crime, education and more.

USATrade Online
Access current and cumulative U.S. export and import data for over 18,000 export commodities and 24,000 import commodities. USA Trade Online provides trade statistics using the Harmonized System (HS) up to the 10-digit level and the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) commodity classification codes up to the 6-digit level. Now free to all users with creation of user account.

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Vocation & Career

Career and Technical Education Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to over 600 titles covering a variety of vocational topics.

Mango Languages
Language learning platform includes access to over 70 languages, including American Sign Language. Create an individual accounts on first-time use.

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K-12 Student Resources

CulturesGrams (ProQuest)
Provides concise, up-to-date cultural content; World, Kids, States, & Provinces editions available.

eLibrary Curriculum Edition (ProQuest)
K-12 general reference collections covering a variety of subjects, including Literature & History.

History Study Center (ProQuest)
K-12 student resource; collection of primary and secondary sources on global history from ancient times to the present day.

Research Companion (ProQuest)
Designed to help students find, evaluate, and use information to conduct more effective research. Includes tools to assist educators in teaching information literacy to students.

SIRS Discoverer (ProQuest)
Student resource providing background and analysis on social, scientific, health, historic, economic, political, and global issues. Includes educator tools.

SIRS Issues Researcher (ProQuest)
Student resource providing background and analysis on social, scientific, health, historic, economic, political, and global issues. Includes educator tools.

STEM Database (ProQuest)
Contains full-text journals and popular science magazines supporting research and instruction in science, technology, engineering, and math. Contains resources for students and educators at multiple grade levels.

World Book Complete
Portal to World Book products available through the Traveler program: World Book Advanced, World Book Discover, World Book Early World of Learning, World Book eBook Collection, Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos, World Book Kids, World Book Student, and World Book Timelines.

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Online Databases by Title

Usage Notes

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ABI/INFORM Complete (ProQuest)
Provides access to full-text journals, dissertations, working papers, business and economics, country and industry reports, and downloadable data.

Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)
Full-text access to multi-disciplinary journals and periodicals, and indexing and abstracts to additional journals and other publications. The database features content as far as 1887, with the majority of full-text content in searchable format.

Accounting, Tax & Banking Collection (ProQuest)
Full-text access to global and scholarly journals covering accounting, tax, banking and financial issues.

African American Heritage (ProQuest)
Provides access to federal census, marriage and cohabitation records, military draft and service records, registers of slaves and free(d) persons of color, Freedman's Bank, and more. **ASL staff does not conduct or assist with genealogical research**

AGRICOLA (ProQuest)
Provides bibliographic citations for journal articles, monographs, proceedings, theses, patents, translations, audiovisual materials, computer software, and technical reports pertaining to all aspects of agriculture and related fields.

Agricultural & Environmental Science Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to a variety of journals, environmental impact statements, and bibliographic records from Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management (ESPM).

Alt-Press Watch (ProQuest)
Includes access to full-text newspapers and magazines from independent presses as an alternative source to mainstream media perspectives.

American Reference Books Annual (ARBA)
Collection development tool for librarians for reference materials. Coverage: Volume 28 (1997) through present. Reviews published monthly.

Ancestry Library Edition (ProQuest)
Provides access to genealogical resources from the United States: vital, marriage and military records; U.S & federal censuses, the Social Security Death Index, ship records and passenger lists, and more. Limited coverage for Canada and UK records. **ASL staff does not conduct or assist with genealogical research**

Arkansas Legislative Digest
Arkansas Legislative Digest combines comprehensive data and analytical tools on Arkansas government affairs.

Arkansas News Collection (NewsBank)
Full-text access to current and archived Arkansas news sources, including print and online newspapers, blogs, journals, newswires, broadcast transcripts and videos. Includes access to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette archives.

Arts & Humanities Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to titles covering art, architecture, design, history, philosophy, music, literature, theatre and cultural studies.

Asian & European Business Collection (ProQuest)
Provides journals, newspapers, newswires, and magazine sources on business and finance topics across Asia and Europe.

Association of Research Libraries' Digital Publications (ARL)
SPEC Kits published by ARL from 2006 through the present provide best library practices in technology, change management, and performance improvement.

The Atlanta Constitution (ProQuest)
Full page and article digital reproductions, with searchable full-text. Coverage: 1868 - 1984.

Atlanta Daily World (ProQuest)
Full page and article digital reproductions, with searchable full-text. Coverage: 1931 - 2003.

Australia & New Zealand Databse (ProQuest)
Full-text access to academics journals published in Australia and New Zealand, covering business, science, technology, engineering, social sciences, education, and humanities.

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Biology Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to journals covering a wide range of biology topics: biochemistry, biophysics, botany, cytology, environmental studies, histology, microbiology, microscopy, and zoology.

BioOne Complete
Provides full-text access to over 200 high quality, subscription and open-access titles focused in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences; including Auk, Condor, Copeia, Journal of Field Ornithology, Journal of Herpetology, Journal of Parisitology, Journal of Wildlife Diseases, Natural Areas Journal, Southeastern Naturalist, Southwestern Naturalist, Waterbirds, Wetlands, and Wildlife Biology.

Book Review Digest Retro (EBSCO)
Provides excerpts and citations to book reviews of adult and juvenile fiction and non-fiction.

BooksInPrint (Bowker's)
Bibliographic tool for libraries, booksellers, and publishers which provides information on books, audio books, and videos.

Bulletin of the Association for Information Science and Technology (Wiley)
Bi-monthly magazine covering developments and issues affecting the field, pragmatic management reports, opinion, and news in the information science community.

Business Market Research Collection
Provides access to Hoover's Company Profiles, OxResearch, Barens' US and Worldwide Industry & Market Reports, and Snapshots.

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Canadian Business & Current Affairs Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to a variety of publications covering Canadian issues.

Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Management (NRC Research Press)
Covers all aspects of the multidisciplinary field of aquatic sciences. Coverage: 1996 to present.

Canadian Newsstream (ProQuest)
Full-text access to Canadian newspapers, including archived content.

Career and Technical Education Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to over 600 titles covering a variety of vocational topics.

Cataloging & Classification Quarterly (Taylor & Francis)
Serial publication covering all aspects of the cataloging and classification. Coverage: 1997 - present.

Chicago Defender (ProQuest)
Full page and article digital reproductions, with searchable full-text. Coverage: 1910-1975.

Chicago Tribune (ProQuest)
Full page and article digital reproductions, with searchable full-text. Coverage: 1849 - 1992.

Civil War Era Historical Newspapers (ProQuest)
Provides full access to the following titles: Richmond Dispatch (Virginia), Charleston Mercury (South Carolina), New Orleans Times Picayune (Louisiana), Boston Herald, New York Herald, Columbus State Journal (Ohio), The Kentucky Daily Journal, and the Memphis Daily Appeal. Coverage for newspapers: 1840-1865. Also includes 1,758 pamphlets from 1861-1865.

Collection Management (Taylor & Francis)
A quarterly journal that presents practical, research-based information about building, administering, preserving, assessing, and organizing library collections. Coverage: 1997 - present.

Computing Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to articles covering a range of topics: computer science, information systems, computer security, database design, software development, web commerce: LANs, WANs, intranets, and the Internet.

Congressional Publications (ProQuest)
Abstracts and indexing of congressional publications and legislative histories. Includes member biographies, committee assignments, voting records, and financial data; and the full text of key regulatory and statutory resources.

Conservation Biology (Wiley)
Content covers key issues contributing to the science and practice of conserving Earth’s biological diversity. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Credo Reference
Aggregated reference tool containing full-text entries from encyclopedias, traditional and bilingual dictionaries, biographies and quotations.

Criminal Justice Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to a variety of publications covering topics of crime.

CulturesGrams (ProQuest)
Provides concise, up-to-date cultural content; World, Kids, States, & Provinces editions available.

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Davis-Bacon Wage Determination
Wage determinations issued by the U.S. Department of Labor under the Davis-Bacon and related Acts.

Detroit Free Press (ProQuest)
Full page and article digital reproductions, with searchable full-text. Coverage: 1831 - 1999.

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East & South Asia Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to academic journals from local educational institutions in many East Asian and South Asian countries, covering business, science, technology, engineering, social sciences, education, and humanities.

East Europe, Central Europe Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to academic journals from local educational institutions in East European and Central European countries, covering business, science, technology, engineering, social sciences, education, and humanities.

eBook Collection (ProQuest)
Full-text collection of over 100 non-fiction eBooks.

Ecological Applications (Wiley)
Features papers that develop scientific principles to support environmental decision-making, as well as papers that discuss the application of ecological concepts to environmental issues, policy, and management. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Ecology (Wiley)
Published articles report on the basic elements of ecological research. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Ecology of Freshwater Fish (Wiley)
Journal publishes original contributions on all aspects of fish ecology in freshwater environments, including lakes, reservoirs, rivers, and streams. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Education Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to education publications covering primary, secondary, higher, special, adult, and home education.

eLibrary Curriculum Edition (ProQuest)
K-12 general reference collections covering a variety of subjects, including Literature & History.

Entrepreneurship Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to a variety of publications including journals, dissertations, working papers and conference proceedings; as well as toolkits containing practical guides, templates, forms, and sample business plans.

ERIC (ProQuest)
Bibliographic index to published and unpublished sources on education.

Ethnic NewsWatch (ProQuest)
Full-text access to current journals, magazines, and newspapers from ethnic and independent presses. Coverage: 1990-present.

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Family Health Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to journals and magazines covering health subjects, including women's and children's health, food and nutrition, midwifery, sports injuries, eye care, and dentistry.

FirstSearch (OCLC)
Contains the following bibliographic databases: ArticleFirst, Clase & Periodica, eBooks, Electronic Collections Online, ERIC, GPO Monthly Catalog, MEDLINE, OAIster, PapersFirst, Proceedings, WorldCat, and WorldCatDissertations.

Fisheries (Wiley)
Features peer-reviewed technical articles on all aspects of aquatic resource-related subjects, as well as professional issues, new ideas and approaches, education, economics, administration, and law. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Fisheries Management and Ecology (Wiley)
Peer-reviewed journal covering all aspects of the management, ecology and conservation of inland, estuarine and coastal fisheries. Coverage: 2014 to present.

Foreign Relations of the United States (HeinOnline)
Provides an official historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity. Comprised of 600+ books beginning with Abraham Lincoln's administration in 1861 through the administration of Jimmy Carter in 1980.

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GreenFILE (EBSCO)
Full-text access to a variety of publications focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment.

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Hartford Courant (ProQuest)
Full page and article digital reproductions, with searchable full-text. Coverage: 1764 - 1989.

Health Management Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to journals covering all aspects of health administration, including hospitals, insurance, law, health economics, public health administration and more.

Health & Medical Collection (ProQuest)
Full-text access to journals covering clinical and biomedical topics, consumer health, health administration and more.

HeritageQuest Online (ProQuest)
Provides access to Census records and maps, local histories, city directories, slave schedules, Revolutionary War era pension & bounty-land warrant applications, Freedman's Bank, and more. **ASL staff does not conduct or assist with genealogical research**

Historic Map Works: Library Edition (ProQuest)
High quality, full color digital maps, covering cadastral land ownership maps detailing the geographic and development history of the United States over several centuries. Includes contemporaneous pages of illustrations and over 1,000 city directories related to the cadastral maps.

Historical Newspapers Collection (ProQuest)
Provides full-text, searchable access to the Atlanta Constitution (1868-1984), the Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003), the Chicago Defender (1910-1975), the Chicago Tribune (1849-1992), the Detroit Free Press (1831-1999), the Hartford Courant (1764-1985), the Norfolk Journal and Guide (1916-2003), the New York Times with Index (1851-2007), and the Washington Post (1877-1994).

History Study Center (ProQuest)
K-12 student resource; collection of primary and secondary sources on global history from ancient times to the present day.

History Vault: American Politics and Society (ProQuest)
Includes full-text access to the following modules: Thomas A. Edison Papers (1850-1919), Law and Society since the Civil War: American Legal Manuscripts from the Harvard Law School Library (1861-1976), Immigration: Records of the INS (1880-1930), New Deal and World War II: President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Office Files and Records of Federal Agencies (1933-1945), American Politics in the Early Cold War: Truman and Eisenhower Administrations (1945-1961), FBI Confidential Files and Radical Politics in the U.S. (1945-1972), & American Politics and Society from Kennedy to Watergate (1960-1975).

History Vault: Civil Rights and the Black Freedom Struggle (ProQuest)
Includes full-text access to the following modules: Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century: Federal Government Records

History Vault: Southern Life, Slavery and the Civil War (ProQuest)
Includes full-text access to the following modules: Slavery and the Law, Southern Life and African American History: Plantations Records 1775-1915 parts 1 & 2, and Confederate Military Manuscripts and REcords of Union Generals and the Union Army 1854-1870.

The Horn Book Guide (Media Source Incorporated)
Provides concise, critical reviews of hardcover books for children and young adults published in the United States. Published semiannually.

The Horn Book Magazine (Media Source Incorporated)
Bimonthly journal reviewing literature for children and young adults.

Human Dimensions of Wildlife (Taylor & Francis)
Devoted to the study of social considerations in fisheries and wildlife management. Coverage: 1998 to present.

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India Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to multidisciplinary journals published in India, covering business, health & Medicine, history, literature & language, science & technology, social sciences, and the arts.

Information & Culture: a Journal of History (University of Texas Press)
Formally published as Libraries & the Cultural Record. Coverage: 2009 to present.

International Newsstream (ProQuest)
Provides current and archived news content from 660+ international newspapers including The Times (London), The Bangkok Post, El Norte, Financial Times, The Guardian, Jerusalem Post, South China Morning Post, The Daily Telegraph, and the Asian Wall Street Journal.

Internet Reference Services Quarterly (Taylor & Francis)
A refereed journal covering research and practical information about all aspects of reference librarianship in the digital age. Includes studies and articles on technology related to the delivery of library user services, including reference, research consultation, instruction, information literacy, user design and usability, and electronic reference materials and sources. Coverage: 1997 - present.

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John F. Kennedy Assassination Collection (HeinOnline)
Contains the National Archives and Records Administration's complete collection of records on President John F. Kennedy's assassination in HeinOnline's fully searchable, user-friendly format. Also included are books, hearings, other related works, and scholarly articles on this topic.

Journal of the American Society for Information Science (Wiley)
Serial publication of peer-reviewed original research focusing on the production, discovery, recording, storage, representation, retrieval, presentation, manipulation, dissemination, use, and evaluation of information and their associated tools and techniques.

Journal of of Aquatic Animal Health (Wiley)
Contains research papers on the causes, effects, treatments, and prevention of diseases of marine and freshwater organisms, particularly fish and shellfish. In addition, it contains papers that describe biochemical and physiological investigations into fish health that relate to assessing the impacts of both environmental and pathogenic features. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Journal of Archival Organization (Taylor & Francis)
International journal encompassing all aspects of the arrangement, description, and provision of access to all forms of archival materials, including processing techniques and procedures, preparation of finding aids, and cataloging. Coverage: 2006 - 2013.

Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (Wiley)
Features peer reviewed research on information science. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship (Taylor & Francis)
A refereed journal covering the business information needs of special, academic and public libraries. Coverage: 1997 - Present.

Journal of Education for Library and Information Science (ALISE)
A refereed quarterly publication of the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) covering research articles, reviews, and brief communications about issues of interest to LIS educators.

Journal of Field Ornithology (Wiley)
Features original articles emphasizing the descriptive or experimental study of birds in their natural habitats. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Journal of Freshwater Ecology (Taylor & Francis)
Open access, peer-reviewed journal covering the field of aquatic ecology of freshwater systems, including physiological, population, community, and ecosystem ecology as well as biogeochemistry and ecohydrology of all types of freshwater systems including lentic, lotic, hyporheic and wetland systems. Coverage: open access.

Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve (Taylor & Francis)
Contributes to the advancement of library resource sharing by featuring the trials, research, and innovations of librarians and library professionals, both local and international. Coverage: open access.

Journal of Mammalogy (Oxford University Press)
Features original research on all aspects of the biology of mammals, including mammalian behavior, conservation, ecology, genetics, morphology, physiology, and taxonomy. Coverage: 1996 to present.

Journal of Medical Entomology (Oxford University Press)
Reports on all phases of medical entomology and medical acarology, including the systematics and biology of insects, acarines, and other arthropods of public health and veterinary significance. Coverage: 1996 to present.

Journal of Unmanned Vehicle Systems (NRC Research Press)
Features developments in the emerging field of unmanned vehicle systems: remotely controlled machines used for aerial, terrestrial, and aquatic systems; and their sensors. Coverage: 2013 to present.

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Latin America & Iberia Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to academic journals published by local educational institutions in Latin America, Spain, and Portugal; covers business, science, technology, engineering, social sciences, education, and the humanities.

Legal Classics (HeinOnline)
Includes thousands of works from some of the greatest legal minds in history including Joseph Story, Jeremy Bentham, William Blackstone, William Holdsworth, Henry Maine, Federick William Maitland, Frederick Pollock, and Benjamin N. Cardozo. Includes rare items found in only a handful of libraries around the world.

LegalForms (Gale)
Provides access to official, Arkansas specific, federal, business, personal, real estate and other forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues. Includes forms drafted by attorneys for specific legal matters, from public records and from participating companies and attorneys.

Lexis Advance
Online library of state and federal primary law with access to cases, statutes, Shepard’s citations, newspapers, and law review articles. Additionally, The News and Business database offers access to a variety of full-text English and foreign language newspapers from around the world. Coverage varies by title.

Library Hotline (Media Source Incorporated)
Library Hotline publishes article library innovations and management trends, breaking news and current issues. Weekly issues address library services for all age groups, as well as library construction, people in the news, technology, grants, fundraising, and election and legislative updates.

Library and Information Science Abstracts (ProQuest)
Abstracts and indexes from 440+ periodicals covering all aspects of librarianship, library users, information retrieval and more.

Library Journal (Media Source Incorporated)
Includes feature articles and analytical news reports covering technology, management, policy and other professional concerns to public, academic and institutional libraries. Also includes reviews of books, ebooks, audiobooks, videos/DVDs, databases, systems and websites.

Library Science Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to journals covering all aspects of library and information science, including many titles cited by LISA: American Libraries, Collection Building, Reference & User Services Quarterly, Technical Communication Quarterly, School Libraries Worldwide, and Portal: Libraries and the Academy.

Linguistics Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to journals and other sources covering all aspects of linguistics, including many titles indexed in Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA).

Literature Online (ProQuest)
Resource for the study and teaching of English literature; integrates the texts of over 355,000 literary works with a vast library of key criticism and reference resources. Includes a collection of poetry, prose and drama and a library of full-text journals and author biographies.

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Mango Languages
Language learning platform includes access to over 70 languages, including American Sign Language. Create an individual accounts on first-time use.

Medical Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to journals covering all clinical and biomedical fields, including physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, microbiology, immunology, parasitology, pathology, communicable diseases, psychiatry, surgery, gynecology, obstetrics, dermatology, hematology, pediatrics, geriatrics, dentistry, otolaryngology and ophthalmology.

MEDLINE (ProQuest)
Bibliographic index covering all areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing. Subjects covered include: clinical medicine, dentistry, education, experimental medicine, health services administration, nursing, nutrition, pathology, psychiatry, toxicology, and veterinary medicine.

Middle East & Africa Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to academic journals published by local educational institutions in Middle Eastern and African countries, covering business, science, technology, engineering, social sciences, education, and humanities.

Military Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to journals and publications covering topics across all government and military branches: international relations, political science, criminology, defense, aeronautics and space flight, communications, civil engineering and more.

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National Survey of State Laws (HeinOnline)
Database version of Rich Leiter's National Survey of State Laws; provides an overall view of some of the most sought-after and controversial legal topics in the United States. Includes access to 5th, 6th, and 7th editions. All print editions are included in fully searchable image-based formats.

NCDC Climate Data Online (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
National Climatic Data Center's (NCDC) archive of global historical weather and climate data and station history information; includes quality controlled daily, monthly, seasonal, and yearly measurements of temperature, precipitation, wind, and degree days as well as radar data and 30-year Climate Normals.

The New York Times with Index (ProQuest)
Provides access to historical editions of The New York Times. Newspaper coverage: 1851 - 2011. Index coverage: 1851 - 1993.

NewspaperARCHIVE - Academic Library Edition (Heritage Archives)
Full-text access to millions of searchable newspaper pages, dating as far back as the 1700s.

Norfolk Journal & Guide (ProQuest)
Full page and article digital reproductions, with searchable full-text. Coverage: 1916 - 2003.

North American Journal of Aquaculture (Wiley)
The journal carries papers on new research and practical experience in all areas of intensive and extensive fish culture. Coverage: 1997 to present.

North American Journal of Fisheries Management (Wiley)
The journal addresses the maintenance, enhancement, and allocation of fisheries resources. Its contents chronicle the development of practical monitoring and management programs for finfish and exploitable shellfish in marine and freshwater environments. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Nursing & Allied Health Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to healthcare information covering nursing, allied health, alternative and complementary medicine, and more. Includes abstracts and indexing of additional titles, and full-text dissertations in nursing and related fields.

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Oxford English Dictionary
An unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past. The OED provides etymological analysis of words, variant spellings, and demonstrates pronunciation using the International Phonetic Alphabet.

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Pentagon Papers (HeinOnline)
Provides access to United States - Vietnam Relations, 1945-1967: A Study Prepared by the Department of Defense. Covers the United States' political-military involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to 1967 from the perspective of the Department of Defense.

Pittsburgh Courier (ProQuest)
Full page and article digital reproductions, with searchable full-text. Coverage: 1911 - 2002.

Plunkett Research
Contains industry sector analysis and research, industry trends and industry statistics, covering health care, financial services, retailing, entertainment, energy and information technology. Includes access to various industry publications, including Automobiles & Trucks Industry Almanac; Biotechnology, Drugs & Genetics Industry Almanac; Chemicals, Coatings & Plastics Almanac; Engineering & Research Industry Almanac; Manufacturing & Robotics Industry Almanac and Transportation, Supply Chain & Logistics Industry Almanac.

Political Science Database (ProQuest)
Provides abstracts and indexing to political science and international relations journals, including full-text access to core titles. Also includes full-text doctoral dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, country profiles, political news and other sources.

Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology (Wiley)
Conference proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology.

ProQuest Central
Single search portal allowing users to search across all subscribed ProQuest databases at once.

Psychology Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to journals and dissertation cover psychology disciplines, including behavioral, clinical, developmental and social psychology; neurology, personality, psychobiology, and psychometrics. Includes abstracts and indexing of additional titles.

Psychopharmacology Bulletin (MedWorks Media)
Peer reviewed journal covering various aspects of psychiatry and psychopharmacology, including original research, evidence-based medicane, drug disposition and pharmacokinetics, translational neuroscience, case histories, and pharmaceutical research. Published quarterly.

Public Health Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to core literature covering all fields of public health, including nutrition and dietetics, population studies, social services and welfare, environmental studies, industrial health and safety, communicable diseases, and more.

Public Library Core Collection: Non-fiction (H. W. Wilson)
Bibliographic and collection development tool geared for public libraries to build and maintain well-rounded collections of reference and non-fiction books for adults.

Public Library Quarterly (Taylor & Francis)
Peer-reviewed journal for library managers and directors covering best practices and models to improve service of public libraries. Includes case studies, planning for desired outcomes, marketing, budget and financial analysis, technology implementation and children's programming. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Public Services Quarterly (Taylor & Francis)
Peer-reviewed journal including articles and case studies covering public service issues and strategies in academic libraries. Includes reference and research assistance, information literacy instruction, access and delivery services, and other services to patrons. Coverage: 1997 to present.

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Reference Librarian (Taylor & Francis)
Serial covering all aspects of the reference process, including traditional considerations and new trends, electronic tools and resources, best practices in instruction and reference service, analysis of service marketing, and efficacy studies. Coverage: 1997 to present.

ReferenceUSAGov (Infogroup)
Contains detailed information on more than 14 million US businesses, 210 million US residents, 855,000 US health care providers, 1.5 million Canadian businesses, and 12 million Canadian households.

Religion and the Law (HeinOnline)
Contains thousands of unique titles and more than a million pages, including books, periodicals, and bibliographies. Supports the research of the development, history, organization, and fundamental principles of various world religions. Includes the Christian Legal Society publications, an assortment of Canon Law, and rare historical bibles.

Religion Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to journals and publications covering formal theological studies and commentary on topics of general interest from the perspectives of many, worldwide religions.

Research Companion (ProQuest)
Designed to help students find, evaluate, and use information to conduct more effective research. Includes tools to assist educators in teaching information literacy to students.

Research Library (ProQuest)
Full-text access to a multi-disciplinary collection of journals covering a wide range of subjects.

Resources for College Libraries
Collection development tool for academic libaraians; includes bibliographic information on the latest recommended titles mapped to 58 curriculum-specific subject areas.

Restoration Ecology (Wiley)
Features original papers on experimental, observational, and theoretical studies on terrestrial, marine, and freshwater systems. Coverage: Current plus four years rolling backfile.

River Research and Applications (Wiley)
Features original scientific and technical papers on biological, ecological, geomorphological, hydrological, engineering and geographical aspects related to rivers in both the developed and developing world. Coverage: Current plus four years rolling backfile.

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SAGE Stats (SAGE)
Statistical sets provide comprehensive data coverage of each state including health care, crime, education and more.

Sanborn Digital Maps (ProQuest)
Contains 660,000+ digitized large-scale maps of more than 12,000 American towns and cities. The collection includes all maps submitted to the Library of Congress through copyright deposit and a set of maps transferred to the Library from the Bureau of the Census. Coverage: 1867-1970

School Library Journal (Media Source Incorporated)
Geared toward librarians working with children and teens, the journal includes features and news coverage on: literacy, best practices, technology, education policy and other issues of interest to the school library and greater educator community. Includes reviews of books, digital content and databases.

Science Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to journals covering applied and general sciences. Subject coverage includes physics, engineering, astronomy, biology, earth science, chemistry, and more.

The Serials Librarian (Taylor & Francis)
A journal focusing on all aspects of the management of electronic and print serials and other subscription resources. Coverage: 1997 - present.

Serials Review (Taylor & Francis)
A quarterly, peer-reviewed journal covering all aspects of serials management, including format, publishing models, statistical studies, collection analysis, collaborative efforts, reference and access issues, as well as cataloging and acquisitions. Coverage: 1997 - present.

SIRS Discoverer (ProQuest)
Student resource providing background and analysis on social, scientific, health, historic, economic, political, and global issues. Includes educator tools.

SIRS Issues Researcher (ProQuest)
Student resource providing background and analysis on social, scientific, health, historic, economic, political, and global issues. Includes educator tools.

Social Science Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to journals and publications covering sociology, social work, anthropology, politics and related fields.

Sociology Database (ProQuest)
Full-text coverage of many core titles indexed in Sociological Abstracts and Social Services Abstracts (SASSA). Includes full-text doctoral dissertations on sociology.

State and Local Government Review (Sage)
A quarterly, peer-reviewed journal covering best practices of state and local government politics, policy, and management, with a strong focus on state and local governments and the exploration of intergovernmental dimensions of public-sector activity. Coverage: 2014 to present.

STEM Database (ProQuest)
Contains full-text journals and popular science magazines supporting research and instruction in science, technology, engineering, and math. Contains resources for students and educators at multiple grade levels.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (ProQuest)
Full page and article digital reproductions, with searchable full-text. Coverage: 1874-1922.

State Statutes: A Historical Archive (HeinOnline)
Includes superseded state statutes for all fifty states. Search the statutes by state, date, description and text. Coverage starts from 1717.

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Telecommunications Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to publications covering telecommunications, including computer applications, data communications and data transmission systems, electronic data processing, information science and information theory, and radio, television and wireless communications.

Transactions of the American Fisheries Society (Wiley)
Features results of basic and applied research in genetics, physiology, biology, ecology, population dynamics, economics, health, culture, and other topics germane to marine and freshwater finfish and shellfish and their respective fisheries and environments. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Turkey Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to academics journals published in Turkey, covering business, science, technology, engineering, social sciences, education, and humanities.

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U.K. & Ireland Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to academics journals published in the U.K. and Ireland, covering business, science, technology, engineering, social sciences, education, and humanities.

U.S. Attorney General & Department of Justice Collection
Includes the official reports and opinions of the U.S. Attorney General (both the Official Opinions of the Attorneys General of the United States as well as the Opinions of the Office of Legal Counsel of the United States Department of Justice). Also includes guides, handbooks, hearings, and other materials related to the study of criminal justice in the United States.

U.S. Congressional Documents (HeinOnline)
Includes complete Congressional Record Bound version, plus daily version from 1980 to present. Provides access to predecessor titles: Annals of Congress (1789-1824), Register of Debates (1824-1837) Congressional Globe (1833-1873), and Congressional Hearings (early 1900s-present), and other important congressional material. Provides cross navigation between Daily edition and Bound volume.

U.S. Federal Agency Documents, Decisions, and Appeals (HeinOnline)
Complete collection of the official case law of some of the United States' most important U.S. Federal Agencies such as: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Also includes more than 65 GPO best-selling legal titles.

U.S. Federal Legislative History Library (HeinOnline)
Includes comprehensive federal legislative histories published by U.S. GPO and private publishers, plus a unique finding aid based on Sources of Compiled Legislative Histories; which often includes references to law review articles on-point to a particular legislative history.

U.S. Newsstream (ProQuest)
Full-text access to current and archived U.S. news content, including newspapers, newswires, blogs, and news sites. Coverage: 1980 to present.

U.S. Presidential Library (HeinOnline)
Includes titles such as Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Public Papers of the Presidents, CFR Title 3 (Presidents), Daily and Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, and other documents related to U.S. Presidents.

U.S. Statutes at Large (HeinOnline)
Digital version of the Statutes at Large; includes complete coverage.

U.S. Supreme Court Library (HeinOnline)
Complete coverage of the official U.S. Reports bound volumes as well as preliminary prints, slip opinions, and books and periodicals related to the U.S. Supreme Court are included in this library.

U.S. Treaties and Agreements Library (HeinOnline)
Includes all U.S. treaties, whether currently in-force, expired, or not-yet officially published. Includes such prominent collections as the United States Treaties and Other International Agreements set (commonly referred to as the "Blue set"), as well as famous sets from Bevans, Miller, Malloy and others.

USATrade Online
Access current and cumulative U.S. export and import data for over 18,000 export commodities and 24,000 import commodities. USA Trade Online provides trade statistics using the Harmonized System (HS) up to the 10-digit level and the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) commodity classification codes up to the 6-digit level. Now free to all users with creation of user account.

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Virtual Reference Library (Gale)
Full-text access to African-American Years, American Civil War Reference Library, Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Popular Musicians Since 1990, Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World, Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics, Fashion, Costume, and Culture, Great Depression and the New Deal Reference Library, Middle East Conflict Reference Library, Presidents: A Reference History, Real-Life Math, Reconstruction Era Reference Library, and UXL American Decades.

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The Washington Post (ProQuest)
Provides access to historical editions of The Washington Post. Coverage: 1877 - 1998.

Wetlands: Journal of Society of Wetland Scientists (Springer)
International journal concerned with all aspects of wetlands biology, ecology, hydrology, water chemistry, soil and sediment characteristics, management, education, legislation, cultural, sociology, and regulations. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Women and the Law (HeinOnline)
Unique collection compilings books, biographies and periodicals dedicated to the role of women in society and the law over the past 200 years. Also includes more than 70 titles from Emory University Law School's Feminism and Legal Theory Project which studies the effect of law and culture on the female gender.

World Book Complete
Portal to World Book products available through the Traveler program: World Book Advanced, World Book Discover, World Book Early World of Learning, World Book eBook Collection, Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos, World Book Kids, World Book Student, and World Book Timelines.

World Constitutions Illustrated (HeinOnline)
Includes the current constitution for every country in its original language format and an English translation, as well as substantial constitutional histories for all countries. Includes access to constitutional periodicals, thousands of classic books, other related works such as the World Factbook, links to scholarly articles and online resources, and bibliographic references.

WorldCat (FirstSearch)
WorldCat is a worldwide catalog of books and other materials in libraries. It contains the bibliographic records as cataloged by OCLC member libraries worldwide, with over 400 languages represented.

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About the Federal Depository Library Program

The Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) was established by Congress to ensure that the American public has access to government information. Since 1813, depository libraries have safeguarded the public's right to know by collecting, organizing, maintaining, preserving, and assisting users with information published by the federal government. The FDLP provides U.S. government information at no cost to designated depository libraries throughout the country and territories. These depository libraries, in turn, provide local, no-fee access to government information in an impartial environment with professional assistance. The Program (FDLP) is governed by USC Title 44 and is administered by the Superintendent of Documents of the Government Printing Office.

The Arkansas State Library was designated a selective depository in 1978. In 1979, Senator Dale Bumpers designated the Library as the Regional Library for Arkansas. As a regional depository, the Arkansas State Library receives all of the publications distributed by the GPO and must retain at least one tangible copy of these publications permanently.

There are thirteen libraries in Arkansas designated to serve as selective federal depositories, representing 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th federal Congressional Districts. These libraries select documents based on their patron and library collection policy needs and are only required to retain documents for 5 years.

The Arkansas Federal and State Documents Depository program are mandated by A.C.A §§ 13-2-210 – 13-2-214, enacted by Act 489 of 1979.

Federal Documents Resources

This library is a congressionally designated depository for U. S. Government documents. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law. (Title 44 United States Code)

For more information, contact:

 

Technical Assistance and Classes

Technical assistance
 
Position vacant.  Please contact Ruth Hyatt   ruth@library.arkansas.gov
 
Classes and Presentations

We will be offering classes when a trainer is available.

 

Technology Petting Zoo

Is still available to be brought out to your library for staff use for programs.

 

Current Publications

Arkansas LSTA Five Year Plan, 2013-2017

2011 Arkansas State Library Needs Assessment Survey Results

2013 State of America's Libraries Report Zmag Viewer versionpdf version
      

Eligibility

The following persons are eligible for service: 

A.  Blind persons whose visual acuity, as determined by competent authority, is 20/200 or less in the better eye with correcting lenses, or whose widest diameter of visual field subtends an angular distance no greater than 20 degrees.

B.  Other physically handicapped persons are eligible as follows:

  1. Persons whose visual disability, with correction and regardless of optical
    measurement, is certified by competent authority as preventing the reading of standard printed material
  2. Persons certified by competent authority as unable to read or unable to use standard printed material as a result of physical limitations. 
  3. Persons certified by competent authority as having a reading disability resulting from organic dysfunction and of sufficient severity to prevent their reading printed material in a normal manner.

Public Access Computers

Computer terminals are available for public use at the Arkansas State Library. All subscription databases leased by the Arkansas State Library are available on the public terminals. Terms of use:

Internet Use Policy

Library Science Professional Collection

The Arkansas State Library maintains one of the largest library studies collections in the state. The collection includes books, print journals, online databases and other materials. Librarians, library staffs, and students working on an MLS or Media Specialist degrees are the primary users.

The Library Science Professional Collection has approximately 2,000 items that can be searched in the online catalog, www.library.arkansas.gov . Interlibrary loans requests can be made from public and academic libraries around the state for those that do not have an ASL library card.

The collection is located on the first floor of the library at 900 W. Capitol Ave., Little Rock, AR 72201. 

Map (green section)

Library hours are 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM  Monday through Friday (Closed weekends and state holidays).

If you have questions or need more information call us at 501-682-2053.

ASL Newspaper Subscriptions

All print subscriptions are retained for three months. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is available on microfilm or digitally Patrons seeking historical newspapers may wish to contact the Arkansas Department of Archives, which maintains a broad newspaper archive.

Arkansas Department of Archives Newspaper Archive.

E-Rate Intro

Children’s Services Intro

Arkansas Center for the Book Intro

Federal Documents

Interlibrary Loan Intro

Grants Introduction

LBPH Links

 

If you have comments or suggestions  Email: jd@library.arkansas.gov 
J.D.Hall, Manager of BPH Services

BARD - Braille and Audio Reading Download

The National Library Service for the Blind (NLS) has the world’s largest collection of digital audio books 
available for free download. Up to 30 books a month may be downloaded free of charge. Access to the 
NLS Download Pilot web site is restricted to authorized NLS readers. Patrons must register for and receive 
a login id and password to access it: BARD

Patrons must have an e-mail address set up in “their” name with “their” home address 
and must have high speed internet access.

Books may be downloaded in a zipped format to a computer and extracted to a USB drive 
or an NLS compatible flash memory card that can be used in an NLS digital player on 
free loan from the library. You may also download a free app from the Apple iTunes App Store 
at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bard-mobile/id705229586  or the Google Play Store 
at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gov.loc.nls.dtb , and download audio books 
or magazines directly to any Apple or Android tablet or cellphone.

BARD books may also be played on commercially available NLS compatible players 
such as the Victor Reader Stream.

Application for Service

Interested in Talking Books or Braille Services delivered to your door?

Carefully read the description of ELIGIBILITY to determine if the interested individual is eligible for service.

       

                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                        

CONTACT INFORMATION:                                                                            

Call 682-1155 in the Little Rock area, or TOLL FREE: 1-866-660-0885, statewide.    
Fax: 501-682-1529                                                                                                                          
email: nlsbooks@library.arkansas.gov

 Basic factsheet about NLS services 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Ordering Books and Magazines

Online Catalog

Search the National Library Service for the Blind's Online Union Catalog to find titles of interest, then contact your reader advisor directly by phone, fax, mail, or email to have books sent immediately or added to your request list. In the Little Rock area call 501-682-1155. If you are outside of Little Rock, call Toll Free 1-866-660-0885, or send an email to nlsbooks@library.arkansas.gov.

Magazines

The National Library Service (NLS) provides approximately 75 popular MAGAZINES in Braille or recorded format. If you would like to receive free subscriptions to any of these magazines, call the library at 501-682-1155 (Toll Free 1-866-660-0885). or e-mail us at  nlsbooks@library.arkansas.gov.         Magazine titles from NLS

Music

Eligible borrowers may receive MUSIC materials directly from the Music Section of NLS.  The collection consists of scores in Braille and large print; textbooks and books about music in Braille and large print; and elementary instruction for voice, piano, organ, guitar, recorder, accordion, banjo, and harmonica in recorded form. You may send an email to the Music Section at nls@loc.gov.

Braille

The National Library Service for the Blind (NLS) in Washington provides information on literary, mathematics, and music BRAILLE transcription and proofreading instruction (locally and via correspondence); literary Braille competency certification; and Braille technology. 

BARD: Braille and Audio Reading Download

The National Library Service for the Blind (NLS) has the world’s largest collection of digital audio books and digital braille books available for free download. Up to 100 books a month may be downloaded free of charge. Access to the NLS Download Pilot website is restricted to authorized NLS readers. Patrons must register for and receive a login ID and password to access it.

Patrons must have an email address set up in their name with their home address and must have high speed internet access.

Books may be downloaded, in a zipped format, to a computer and extracted to a USB drive or an NLS compatible flash memory card that can be used in an NLS digital player on free loan from the library. You may also download a free app from the Apple  iTunes App Store at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bard-mobile/id705229586  or the Google Play Store at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gov.loc.nls.dtb, and download audio books or magazines directly to any Apple or Android tablet or cellphone.

BARD books may also be played on commercially available NLS compatible players such as the Victor Reader Stream.

I Want to Find…

Certificates / Licenses / Permits

Genealogy

Government Information  -- Local / State / Federal

Local

State

Federal

Libraries & Related Sites

Maps / Recreation / Travel / Weather

State Services  (Child Support / Employment / Unemployment etc.)

Tax Information

Public Library Consulting Services

CE Calendar      
Use this link to register for any of our Continuing Education events.  Check often for new events. Contact Jennifer Chilcoat, Deputy Directory if you would like to host a CE event at your library  Jenniferc@library.arkansas.gov  You can also request most CE event content for your staff training days. Contact Ruth Hyatt, Manager of Library Development to request a site visit training for staff.   ruth@library.arkansas.gov

Archived sessions:  enter CE17 to access      Online Snakeoil (Alice Jaggers UAMS April 2017 56 min)

Arkansas Public Library Laws Annotated 2016-2017

ALL-In    (Arkansas Library Leadership Institute)      November 14-16 2018     Applicants have been chosen.  Please contact Ruth Hyatt with any questions.  ruth@library.arkansas.gov

Annual Public Library Survey        

Data from the submission for Fiscal Year 2017 is being analyzed.  The survey for Fiscal Year 2018 will be released in March of 2019.  If you have any questions about Arkansas Public Library data, please contact Ruth Hyatt    ruth@library.arkansas.gov                                                      http://collect.btol.com     Bibliostat Collect Login  (Data submission)                   Bibliostat Connect (Data retrieval)  http://collectconnect.baker-taylor.com/

Consulting Services

Manager of Library Development:      Ruth Hyatt         ruth@library.arkansas.gov
Arkansas Center for the Book:           Zoe Butler          zoe@library.arkansas.gov
Children's Services:                           Cathy Howser     cathy@library.arkansas.gov
E-Rate:                                           Amber Gregory    amber@library.arkansas.gov
Technology Support:                         Vacant--Contact Ruth Hyatt    ruth@library.arkansas.gov

Friends of the Library   American Library Association United for Libraries

Field Question Results

Library Science Professional Collection    Online catalog

State Aid       How to qualify

Distribution of State Aid can be found in the latest Board packet.   Arkansas State Library Board information

Trustee Training  contact Ruth Hyatt for training  ruth@library.arkansas.gov

Voter Registration   Secretary of State training materials

Library Trustees

Library Trustee Orientation Schedule an orientation presentation for your library board or new trusteees    Contact Ruth Hyatt, Manager of Library Development    ruth@library.arkansas.gov or 501-682-5288    Materials can be presented in approximately 90 minutes depending on questions.

 Arkansas Public Library Laws Annotated     complete PDF of the 2016-2017 edition  You can download this file and print copies for your board members, staff or local officials.  2 Print copies will be sent to every Arkansas public library.  This edition includes new code that we thought might be helpful to trustees and directors.

How to Qualify for State Aid  

Trustees can join the Arkansas Library Association!  Use this link to explore the ArLA website and connect with board members throughout the state! 

The American Library Association also has a division for Trustees, Friends groups, Library Foundations and Advocates now known as United for Libraries.

Rules of ASL Use

Rules of Use for the Arkansas State Library

-Use the Library
-Read Books, magazines, newspapers
-Do Research
-Use the Public Access Computer *2 hour maximum time limit daily & you must sign and comply with our -computer use policy. You must have a library card to use the computer. Guest passes will only be given to Arkansas residents and to out-of-state residents conducting research using Arkansas State Library collections and databases.
-Ask any library staff person for assistance.

All bags, cases, rolling carts or boxes-no matter the size-brought into the library may only contain items relevant to library use or scheduled meetings.
-Library staff may ask to look inside any bag, case, rolling cart or box at any time to determine if the contents are related to library use or if they suspect that library materials are being stolen. 
-Keep all personal items with you at all times.
-Any items left unattended will be considered abandoned

The library does not allow 
-Clothing choices disruptive to the library environment -- shirt and shoes at all times
-Smoking chewing or use of any tobacco product inside the library - smoking areas are designated outside the building
-Any animal that is not a licensed service animal
-Sleeping
-Eating or drinking that is not part of a library function or meeting
-Anyone in the staff only areas unescorted
-Unattended children - Children under the age of 14 must be actively supervised by an adult
-Misuse of library furniture, equipment or technology
-Misuse of bathroom facilities
-Vandalism or the destruction of library property or materials
-Sexual activity of any kind
-The verbal or physical abuse of library staff or patrons *Verbal abuse includes telephone conversations
-Intoxication or the use of drugs
-Firearms or weapons of any kind
-Disruptions to the use of the library or the work of the library staff

Any library staff person or security guard can ...
-Ask any individual in the library if they need assistance & inform you of the rules of library use
-Eject you from the library or request administration ban you from library use
-Call building security or 9-1-1 for emergency assistance

Adopted Novemeber 12, 2010 by the Arkansas State Library Board/Revised February 11, 2011

Public Access Computers

Computer terminals are available for public use at the Arkansas State Library. All subscription databases leased by the Arkansas State Library are available on the public terminals. Terms of use:
  •  Patrons must sign a yearly Internet Use Agreement and abide by the Internet Use Policy
  • Patrons are limited to 2 hours of computer use per day
  • If other patrons are waiting for computer access, computer use is limited to 30 minutes
  • All patrons under 14 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times
  • Arkansas State Library's Internet Use Policy 

Reference Requests

Requests may be made in person, over the telephone, through email, regular mail, or through our online form.
Reference requests are conducted free of charge. 

State Agencies
The Arkansas State Library exists to meet the information needs of the Legislature and Arkansas state agencies. Staff are available to conduct exhaustive information searches for legislative offices and state agencies making work-related requests.

Public Libraries
ASL Reference staff will conduct reference requests for public libraries. Libraries may also request circulating materials from ASL's collection through Interlibrary Loan.

Obituary Searches
In order to conduct an obituary search, please provide Reference staff with the name of the deceased, and his or her death date. It is also helpful if the place of death is known. Reference staff will search approximately one week after the date of death provided.

Patents & Trademarks

Reference staff will provide general information and resources regarding patents, trademarks, and copyrights. Staff can also provide one-on-one training for patrons on how to conduct a patent or trademark search. For additional information on these services, please refer to our patent and trademark page.

Electronic Resources

The Arkansas State Library subscribes to a wide range of subscription databases. Access to the databases is freely available for all patrons using the library's public access computers.

Arkansas state employees may apply for remote database access through an online registration. Remote access is restricted to state employees only.

Online Government Resources

This link provides access to a variety of online federal and state information resources.

The Arkansas State Library's Federal Depository Library Access Policies

Reference

Information Services at the Arkansas State Library was established in 1979 to help provide reference services, access to printed and/or electronic materials and to online information along with work-related Interlibrary Loan services to state agencies and the state legislature. We are open to the public. We provide public access computers including access to federal and state government information and access to a circulating collection of over thirty thousand items.  The State Library provides free library cards for use by the citizens of Arkansas. Library materials and resources may be checked out by library card holders.  We are the only Patent and Trademark Depository Library in Arkansas.  We provide patent and trademark training in conjunction with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. We also work the United States Copyright Office and assist with copyright questions.  The State Library also works closely with the United States Census Bureau, the United States Small Business Administration, the state's Department of Economic Development and Department of Education, Arkansas Workforce and the Small Business and Technology Development Centers around Arkansas.

Mission Statement

The Arkansas State Library, Information Services, serves as the information resource center for state agencies, legislators and legislative staffs, while also serving the state's libraries and the citizens of Arkansas.
 

Patents & Trademarks

The Arkansas State Library is designated a Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). As a PTRC, The Arkansas State Library offers access to the following materials and services: 

Need more information? Our USPTO trained reference staff is happy to answer questions and provide training to inventors, businesses, attorneys and their staff or other interested persons with their U.S. patent or trademark issues.

Pro Bono Legal Assistance

The USPTO has worked closely with intellectual property law associations to establish a network of independently operated regional Patent Pro Bono programs to provide under-resourced inventors and small businesses who lack the financial resources to file a patent application with legal assistance to secure protection for their inventions. Through these programs, those independent inventors and small businesses can connect with volunteer registered patent practitioners across the entire United States who can assist them with navigating the process for obtaining a patent.

Helpful Links from the USPTO:

NOTE: The United States Patent and Trademark Office does not calculate expiration dates for patents.  The Patent Term Calculator can be used to estimate the expiration dates of utility, plant, or design patents.

A Look at U.S. Patents Issued to Arkansas Inventors (2008-Present) by Innovate Arkansas:

**Ayuda con patentes y marcas en español.

Arkansas Trademarks

Our reference staff can also assist with information about trademarks registered within the State of Arkansas.  To register a trademark within Arkansas, contact the Arkansas Secretary of State, Business and Commercial (UCC) Servicesat 888-233-0325. Or send mail to: Business/Commercial Services, 1401 West Capitol, Ste. 250, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201.

Search Trademarks Registered with the State of Arkansas (Secretary of State's Office):

For more patent or trademark information or assistance, call us at 501-682-2053 or email us at reference@library.arkansas.gov.

Library Collections

The Arkansas State Library (ASL) is both a federal and state depository library, as well as the state's only U.S. Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC). ASL collections also include non-fiction, reference, and library science materials.

Additionally, the library holds a wide array of state newspapers and subscriptions to several online databases (due to licensing, some databases are restricted to in-house use only).

Material Available to Check out
 

Arkansas Collection

Published materials about Arkansas, its history, and its people. Limited circulation.

Arkansas Documents

Information published by or for the Arkansas state government. Limited circulation.

Arkansas Regulations

The rules and regulations of Arkansas state agencies. Limited circulation.

Federal Documents

Local access to publications from all three branches of the Federal government.

General Collection - Non-Fiction

Library Science

Materials reflecting the current body of knowledge of the library and information science fields; circulating collection.

In-House Use

Online Database - 80+ databases for in-house use, due to licensing agreements; Traveler databases have statewide remote access.

Patents & Trademarks

Depository containing backfile collections of patents and trademarks, including the Official Gazette, along with access to current patents and trademarks.

Reference

Non-circulating materials which supply current, authoritative information and identify information sources useful for further research.

Ask a Librarian

ASK A LIBRARIAN is a service offered by the reference librarians of the Arkansas State Library to answer questions and fill the information needs of the Arkansas General Assembly, state agencies and their employees, and the citizens of Arkansas.  Complete the form below and one of our reference librarians will answer your request as soon as possible. The forms are checked periodically from 8 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. If you have not received a response within 2 business days, please call the reference desk at (501) 682-2053.

Fill out my online form.
 

Student Resources Junior High & Up

Academic World Book 
The premier resource for students and researchers at the university level with comprehensive reference tool that includes encyclopedia, multimedia, e-book, and primary source databases, fully integrated in a single search. (Optimized for tablets)

CultureGrams Provinces   CultureGrams States  CultureGrams World
Primary source material cultural & statistical country reports, covering the world, states & Canadian provinces and includes unique information in Native recipes, interviews, photos and videos
                                              All 4 CultureGram links: CultureGrams4

eBooks Central ProQuest
Provides authoritative ebooks in a range of subjects [Arts - Business/Management – Education – General - Health & Medicine - History & Political Science – Law - Literature & Language - Religion & Philosophy - Science & Technology - Social Science] from the world's top publishers.

eBooks (World Book)  Titles 
A collection of 25 classics and an additional 25 proprietary World Book non-fiction titles.  Desktop computer and tablet users may access the site via browser or checkout for offline.  Simultaneous checkout makes eBooks available for an unlimited number of users

eLibrary Curriculum Edition
General reference collections of periodical and digital media content designed specifically for K-12 schools and libraries of all kinds, as well as two distinct subject-based collections: ProQuest® Learning: Literature and History Study Center™. Subjects covered include business, education, general interest, health, language arts, sciences, social sciences, and many other curriculum-specific subject areas.
 

History Study Center (access also through eLibrary Curriculum Edition)
A comprehensive collection of primary and secondary source material that meets the needs of both AP and mainstream courses in Social Studies 

Learning: Literature (access also through eLibrary Curriculum Edition)
Students can find author biographies, contemporary criticism, reviews, and multimedia resources from medieval times to the present.

ProQuest Central
A cross-disciplinary research tool with 30 databases that can be searched together or individually

Mango Languages
Mango Languages provides language learning experiences with step by step lesson plans. This database features ESL lessons for over 16 languages along with a text translator. * First time users must create a profile in order to access the resource.


Research Companion 
Developed to help students do more effective research and assist educators in teaching the basics for information literacy core principles of finding, evaluating, and using information.

Research Library
A mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and other timely sources across the top 150 subject areas, including the arts, business, education, engineering and technology, health and medical, history, law, literature and languages, multicultural themes, psychology, natural sciences, social sciences, & women’s studies

SIRS Issues Researcher
Background and analysis on 350+ leading issues, providing pros and cons on social, scientific, health, historic, economic, political, and global issues

World Book Advanced   A reference tool for 8th grade and up that includes encyclopedia, multimedia, e-books, and primary source databases, fully integrated in a single search World Book Advanced is a powerful reference tool that includes encyclopedia, multimedia, e-book, and primary source databases, fully integrated in a single search.   

World Book Complete  A single link that goes to all Traveler World Book Databases for selection.

World Book Discover 
Reference resources for students reading below grade level because of language or learning difficulties, with content and tools specifically developed for these students.

World Book Timelines  A resource for accessing or creating timelines for projects in the arts, literature, notable people, science & technology, world history, geography and more. Users can select a built timeline and make changes or create new timelines then images and videos. 
 

Student Resources K-8

Student Resources – Elementary & Middle School         Junior High & Up has a separate listing.             


CultureGrams Kids  
Primary source material cultural & statistical country reports, covering the world, states & Canadian provinces and includes unique information in Native recipes, interviews, photos and videos

Early World of Learning (World Book)   An online resource for preschoolers & children in the early elementary grades that includes three interactive learning environments 
        1.Trek's Travels offers narrated stories, interactive games, and original videos that teach critical early childhood themes, including numbers, shapes, colors, opposites, and more.
        2.Welcome to Reading provides leveled readers to develop and strengthen phonics, vocabulary, phonemic awareness, and comprehension skills. The Lexile Framework® for Reading ensures that early readers use text at their level.
        3.A collection of 25 classics and an additional 25 proprietary World Book non-fiction titles.  Desktop computer and tablet users may access the site via browser or checkout for offline.  Simultaneous checkout makes eBooks available for an unlimited number of users Know It offers a richly visual first encyclopedia that will captivate early learners with non-fiction topics of interest and importance to them  

eBooks (World Book)  Titles
A collection of 25 classics and an additional 25 proprietary World Book non-fiction titles.  Desktop computer and tablet users may access the site via browser or checkout for offline.  Simultaneous checkout makes eBooks available for an unlimited number of users

eLibrary Curriculum Edition
General reference collections of periodical and digital media content designed specifically for K-12 schools and libraries of all kinds, as well as two distinct subject-based collections: ProQuest® Learning: Literature and History Study Center™. Subjects covered include business, education, general interest, health, language arts, sciences, social sciences, and many other curriculum-specific subject areas.

Mango Languages    Mango Languages creates language learning experiences by step by step lesson plans for 71 different languages. This database features ESL lessons for 16 different languages along with a text translator.*First time users must create a profile in order to access the resource.

SIRS Issues Researcher
Background and analysis on 350+ leading issues, providing pros and cons on social, scientific, health, historic, economic, political, and global issue

Research Companion 
Developed to help students do more effective research and assist educators in teaching the basics for information literacy core principles of finding, evaluating, and using information.

World Book Complete  A single link that goes to all 9 Traveler World Book database for selection.

World Book Kids    A general reference Web site developed especially for young students with easy-to-read articles, thousands of illustrations, videos, comparison tools, and a wealth of engaging games and activities, including an atlas, interactive maps, flags, and over 200 game and activities.

World Book Discover 
Reference resources for students reading below grade level because of language or learning difficulties, with content and tools specifically developed for these students.

World Book Student  A research tool  tailored for students in elementary & middle schools with over 40,000 encyclopedia and reference articles, 10,000 + biographies, multimedia, videos, animations and student activities.

Databases by Subject

 

Arts

Art & Humanities Database (ProQuest Central)
Providing online access to 400 contemporary specialist art titles.

 

Bibliographies & Indexes

AGRICOLA
Literature citations for journal articles, monographs, proceedings, theses, patents, translations, audiovisual materials, computer software, and technical reports pertaining to all aspects of agriculture.(AGRICultural Online Access).

ERIC
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, ERIC provides extensive access to education-related literature, including coverage of journal articles, conferences, meetings, government documents, theses, dissertations, reports, audiovisual media, bibliographies, directories, books and monographs.

MEDLINE
Abstracts of authoritative information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and more from the National Library of Medicine. For full text to materials abstracted in MEDLINE, access the Health and Medical Collection or Nursing & Allied Health databases.

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Books & eBooks

eBooks Central
Collection from ProQuest providing access to authoritative ebooks from the world's top publishers on a range of subjects: arts, business management, education, general knowledge, health & medicine, history & political science, law, literature & language, religion & philosophy, science & technology, and social science.

World Book eBooks
A collection of 25 classic and 25 additional proprietary World Book non-fiction titles. Desktop computer and tablet users may access the site via browser or checkout content for offline use. The checkout function allows an unlimited number of simultaneous users.

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Business

ABI/INFORM Complete (ProQuest Central)
Provides information on company and market research: company profiles; annual, industry, market & commodity reports. Also includes current business & economic conditions, management techniques & corporate strategies.

Accounting, Tax & Business Collection (ProQuest Central)
Information on accounting policies and standards, state and national tax legislation, corporate and individual taxation, compensation and pension plans, and corporate financial management, as well as profiles of accounting firms, CPAs, and management consulting firms.

Asian & European Business Collection (ProQuest Central)
Covers Asian (Eastern Hemisphere) business and financial information from key international publications including Far Eastern Economic Review, Asiaweek, and many more.

Business Market Research Collection
A new database that was part of ABI/Inform and also includes Hoover's, Ox Research Country Reports and the Snapshots Series Industry Reports.

Canadian Business & Current Affairs Database (CBCA) (ProQuest Central)
A Canadian focus on current events, business, education, science and medicine, arts, law, academia, and lifestyles.

Entrepreneurship
Designed for entrepreneurs wanting quick access to the latest information on business topics, quick access to useful toolkits, and recommendations from experts in Editor's Picks.

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Career & Vocational

Career and Technical Education (ProQuest Central)
Research on accounting, auto mechanics, building trades, computing science, graphic design, healthcare, photography, sales and retail & more in the Vo-Tech curriculum for both students and instructors.

Mango Languages
Provides language learning experiences with step by step lesson plans for 71 different languages. This database features ESL lessons for over 16 languages along with a text translator. *First time users must create a profile in order to use this resource.

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Education & Library Science

Education Database (ProQuest Central)
Access to over 1,090 top educational publications, including more than 800 titles in full text.

ERIC
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, ERIC provides extensive access to education-related literature, including coverage of journal articles, conferences, meetings, government documents, theses, dissertations, reports, audiovisual media, bibliographies, directories, books and monographs.

Library & Information Science Abstracts (LISA)
Contains abstracts from over 300 periodicals from around 40 countries and 20 languages, providing comprehensive bibliographic coverage of the scholarly literature related to library science.

Library Science Database (ProQuest Central)
Access to over 150 top publications in library and information science. Specifically designed to provide full-text support for core titles included in the Library & Information Science Abstracts database.

Research Companion
Developed to help students do more effective research and assist educators in teaching the information literacy core principles of finding, evaluating, and using information.

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Genealogy

African American Heritage
A groundbreaking digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research.

HeritageQuest Online
Combines digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular ProQuest Genealogy & Local History collection and other valuable content.

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General Research

Academic World Book
Premier resource for students and researchers at the university level with comprehensive reference tool that includes encyclopedia, multimedia, e-book, and primary source databases, fully integrated in a single search (Optimized for tablets).

Credo Reference
Online reference service that combines authoritative reference content with a one-stop exploratory search platform includes two distinct subject-based collections.

eLibrary Curriculum Edition
General reference collection of periodical and digital media content specifically tailored for K-12 schools and libraries of all kinds, covering a variety of subjects including business, education, general interest, health, language arts, sciences, social sciences, and many other curriculum-specific subject areas.

ProQuest Central
A cross-disciplinary research tool with 39 databases that can be searched together or individually.

Research Library (ProQuest Central)
A mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and other resources covering 150 subject areas: arts, business, education, engineering and technology, health and medical, history, law, literature and languages, multicultural themes, psychology, natural sciences, social sciences, & women's studies

SIRS Discoverer
General reference database for elementary and middle school learners, researchers, and educators covering curriculum areas and content sets such as reading, language arts, current events, science, social studies, history, health, and technology. SIRS Discoverer provides editorially-selected, indexed, and curated materials from over 2,100 newspapers, magazines, and websites offering guided research for young researchers.

SIRS Issues Researcher
Background and analysis on 350+ leading issues, providing pros and cons on social, scientific, health, historic, economic, political, and global issues.

World Book Advanced
A reference tool for 8th grade and up that includes an encyclopedia, multimedia, e-books, and primary source databases all fully integrated in a single search interface.

World Book Complete
A single interface providing access to all World Book databases.

World Book Discover
Reference resource with content and tools specifically tailored for students reading below grade level because of language or learning difficulties.

World Book eBooks
A collection of 25 classic and 25 additional proprietary World Book non-fiction titles. Desktop computer and tablet users may access the site via browser or checkout content for offline use. The checkout function allows an unlimited number of simultaneous users.

World Book Kids
General reference tool for young students with easy-to-read articles, thousands of illustrations, videos, comparison tools, and a wealth of engaging games and activities, including an atlas, interactive maps, flags, and over 200 game and activities.

World Book Student
A research tool tailored for students in elementary & middle schools with over 40,000 encyclopedia and reference articles, 10,000 biographies, multimedia, videos, animations and student activities.

World Book Timelines
A resource for accessing or creating timelines for projects in the arts, literature, notable people, science & technology, world history, geography and more. Users can select a built timeline and make changes or create new timelines then images and videos.

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Health & Medicine

Family Health Database (ProQuest Central)
Includes journals and magazines covering an enormous range of health subjects, from sports injuries to women's health, from food and nutrition to midwifery, from eye care to dentistry.

Health and Medical Collection (ProQuest Central)
Provides reliable, comprehensive journal coverage of clinical and biomedical topics, consumer health, health administration and more.

Health Management Database (ProQuest Central)
Full-text access to journals covering all aspects of health administration, including hospitals, insurance, law, health economics, public health administration and more.

Medical Database
Provides access to over 1,400 essential publications in full text covering topics across all areas of the medical sciences. The content is diverse enough to support the needs of medical students, faculty, and clinicians.

MEDLINE
Abstracts of authoritative information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and more from the National Library of Medicine. For full text to materials abstracted in MEDLINE, access the Health and Medical Collection or Nursing & Allied Health databases.

Nursing & Allied Health Database (ProQuest Central)
Provides users with reliable healthcare information covering nursing, allied health, alternative and complementary medicine, and more. Suitable for researchers at healthcare facilities in addition to students of nursing and allied health programs at academic institutions.

Public Health Database (ProQuest Central)
Provides access to core literature in the field of public health, including new and periodical coverage. Includes access to full-text dissertations covering topics such as biostatistics, environmental health sciences, epidemiology, health services administration, international public health, maternal and child health, and occupational safety and health.

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History

History Study Center
Collection of primary and secondary sources on global history from ancient times to the present day. Module of the eLibrary Curriculum Edition.

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International Resources

Australia & New Zealand Database (ProQuest Central)
Full-text, academic journals locally published in Australia and New Zealand. Subjects cover major areas of study: uding business, science, technology, medical, social sciences, political science, and humanities.

CultureGrams
Provides access to cultural reports, statistics, and primary source material for countries across the globe, including the United States and Canadian provinces. Includes unique information such as native recipes, interviews, photos and videos. Contains four modules: CultureGrams Kids, CultureGrams Provinces, CultureGrams States, and CultureGrams World.

East Europe, Central Europe Database (ProQuest Central)
Full-text, academic journals locally published in the East and Central Europe region. Subjects cover major areas of study: uding business, science, technology, medical, social sciences, political science, and humanities.

East & South Asia Database (ProQuest Central)
Full-text, academic journals locally published in a number of East and South Asia countries. Subjects cover major areas of study: uding business, science, technology, medical, social sciences, political science, and humanities.

India Database (ProQuest Central)
Full-text, academic journals published locally in India. Subjects cover major areas of study: uding business, science, technology, medical, social sciences, political science, and humanities.

Latin America & Iberian Database (ProQuest Central)
Full-text, academic journals locally published in Latin American countries including: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela, Spain and Portugal. Subjects cover major areas of study: uding business, science, technology, medical, social sciences, political science, and humanities.

Middle East & Africa Database (ProQuest Central)
Full-text, academic journals published in a number of Middle Eastern and African countries. Subjects cover major areas of study: uding business, science, technology, medical, social sciences, political science, and humanities.

Turkey Database (ProQuest Central)
Full-text, academic journals locally published in Turkey. Subjects cover major areas of study: uding business, science, technology, medical, social sciences, political science, and humanities.

U.K. & Ireland Database (ProQuest Central)
Full-text, academic journals locally published in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. Subjects cover major areas of study: business, science, technology, engineering, social sciences, education, and humanities.

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K-12 Student Resources

Academic World Book
Premier resource for students and researchers at the university level with comprehensive reference tool that includes encyclopedia, multimedia, e-book, and primary source databases, fully integrated in a single search (Optimized for tablets).

CultureGrams
Provides access to cultural reports, statistics, and primary source material for countries across the globe, including the United States and Canadian provinces. Includes unique information such as native recipes, interviews, photos and videos. Contains four modules: CultureGrams Kids, CultureGrams Provinces, CultureGrams States, and CultureGrams World.

Early World of Learning (World Book)
An online resource for preschoolers & children in early elementary that includes three interactive learning environments:

eLibrary Curriculum Edition
General reference collection of periodical and digital media content specifically tailored for K-12 schools and libraries of all kinds, covering a variety of subjects including business, education, general interest, health, language arts, sciences, social sciences, and many other curriculum-specific subject areas. Includes two distinct subject-based collections: ProQuest Learning Literature and History Study Center.

Research Companion
Developed to help students do more effective research and assist educators in teaching the information literacy core principles of finding, evaluating, and using information.

SIRS Discoverer
General reference database for elementary and middle school learners, researchers, and educators covering curriculum areas and content sets such as reading, language arts, current events, science, social studies, history, health, and technology. SIRS Discoverer provides editorially-selected, indexed, and curated materials from over 2,100 newspapers, magazines, and websites offering guided research for young researchers.

World Book Advanced
A reference tool for 8th grade and up that includes an encyclopedia, multimedia, e-books, and primary source databases all fully integrated in a single search interface.

World Book Complete
A single interface providing access to all World Book databases.

World Book Discover
Reference resource with content and tools specifically tailored for students reading below grade level because of language or learning difficulties.

World Book eBooks
A collection of 25 classic and 25 additional proprietary World Book non-fiction titles. Desktop computer and tablet users may access the site via browser or checkout content for offline use. The checkout function allows an unlimited number of simultaneous users.

World Book Kids
General reference tool for young students with easy-to-read articles, thousands of illustrations, videos, comparison tools, and a wealth of engaging games and activities, including an atlas, interactive maps, flags, and over 200 game and activities.

World Book Student
A research tool tailored for students in elementary & middle schools with over 40,000 encyclopedia and reference articles, 10,000 biographies, multimedia, videos, animations and student activities.

World Book Timelines
A resource for accessing or creating timelines for projects in the arts, literature, notable people, science & technology, world history, geography and more. Users can select a built timeline and make changes or create new timelines then images and videos.

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Literature

Learning: Literature
Students can find author biographies, contemporary criticism, reviews, and multimedia resources from medieval times to the present. Module of the eLibrary Curriculum Edition.

Literature Online (LION)
Primary and critical text database for literary research at all levels. The collection includes full text of more than 350,000 works of poetry, drama, and prose stretching back to the 8th century through the present day.

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News & Newspapers

Canadian Newsstream Complete (ProQuest Central)
Canadian newspaper coverage from Prince Edward Island to Yukon Territory.

Ethnic NewsWatch
Bilingual, English and Spanish, comprehensive full text database of newspapers, magazines and journals from ethnic, minority and native presses.

International Newsstream (ProQuest Central)
Provides the most recent news content outside of the US and Canada. Collection includes African Newsstream, Asian Newsstream, Australia & New Zealand Newsstream, European Newsstream, Latin American Newsstream, Middle East Newstream.

U.S. Newsstream (ProQuest Central)
Provides the most recent premium U.S. news content, including archives as far back as the 1980s featuring newspapers, newswires, blogs, and news sites in active full-text format. For academic and public libraries, US Newsstream offers exclusive access to the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and co-exclusive access (with Factiva) to The Wall Street Journal. US Newsstream also offers one of the largest collections of local and regional newspapers, and is cross-searchable on the ProQuest platform

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Science & Technology

AGRICOLA
Literature citations for journal articles, monographs, proceedings, theses, patents, translations, audiovisual materials, computer software, and technical reports pertaining to all aspects of agriculture.(AGRICultural OnLine Access).

Agricultural & Environmental Science Database
Provides full-text titles from around the world, including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, and government publications. This database includes specialized, editorially-curated A&I resources covering such topics as the effects of pollution on people and animals and environmental action and policy responses.

Biology Database (ProQuest Central)
Wide range of research in biomedicine, biotechnology, zoology and ecology, and some aspects of agriculture and veterinary science.

Computing Database (ProQuest Central)
Full text research on subjects such as database design, software development, web commerce, LANs, WANs, Intranets, and the Internet.

Science Database (ProQuest Central)
Full text and images for the leading periodicals in science and technology, covering computers, engineering, physics, telecommunications, transportation and more.

STEM Database (ProQuest Central)
Composed of more than 500 full-text scholarly journals and popular science magazines covering research and instruction in earth, life, phyiscal, medical and applied sciences; and technology, engineering, and math.

Telecommunications Database (ProQuest Central)
Full text of top telecommunications industry publications. Includes magazines, journals, and newsletters, including graphics and images.

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Social Sciences

Criminal Justice Database (ProQuest Central)
Comprehensive collection of U.S. and international criminal justice journals including information for professionals in law enforcement, corrections administration, drug enforcement, rehabilitation, family law, and industrial security.

CultureGrams
Provides access to cultural reports, statistics, and primary source material for countries across the globe, including the United States and Canadian provinces. Includes unique information such as native recipes, interviews, photos and videos. Contains four modules: CultureGrams Kids, CultureGrams Provinces, CultureGrams States, and CultureGrams World.

Linguistics Database (ProQuest Central)
Comprised of index and full-text articles covering all linguistics subject areas, including the Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA) and Linguistics Database.

Military Database (ProQuest Central)
Full-text access to a comprehensive collection covering military subjects including defense, aeronautics and space flight, civil engineering, political science, and more.

Political Science Database (ProQuest Central)
Full-text of leading political science and international relations journals. Provides full-text coverage of many core titles from Worldwide Political Science Abstracts.

Pronunciator
Pronunciator provides both guided and self-directed instructions for 80 foreign languages, and ESL for 50 non-English languages. Includes a Course Designer for the creation and deployment of custom courses by educators.

Mango Languages
Provides language learning experiences with step by step lesson plans for 71 different languages. This database features ESL lessons for over 16 languages along with a text translator. *First time users must create a profile in order to use this resource.

Psychology Database (ProQuest Central)
Full-text coverage from top psychology publications; suitable for both students and mental-health care professionals.

Religion Database (ProQuest Central)
Comprehensive collection of journals covering religious issues and perspectives, including news and commentary on topics of general interest from the perspective of a particular religion, and formal theological studies.

Social Science Database (ProQuest Central)
Full-text access to journals and publications covering sociology, social work, anthropology, politics and related fields.

Sociology Database (ProQuest Central)
Full-text coverage of many core titles indexed in Sociological Abstracts and Social Services Abstracts (SASSA). Includes full-text doctoral dissertations on sociology.

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The Traveler Statewide Database project is made possible by a grant from U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Arkansas State Library under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act.

Databases by Title

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ABI/INFORM Complete (ProQuest Central)
Provides information on company and market research: company profiles; annual, industry, market & commodity reports. Also includes current business & economic conditions, management techniques & corporate strategies.

Academic World Book
Premier resource for students and researchers at the university level with comprehensive reference tool that includes encyclopedia, multimedia, e-book, and primary source databases, fully integrated in a single search (Optimized for tablets).

Accounting, Tax & Business Collection (ProQuest Central)
Information on accounting policies and standards, state and national tax legislation, corporate and individual taxation, compensation and pension plans, and corporate financial management, as well as profiles of accounting firms, CPAs, and management consulting firms.

African American Heritage
A groundbreaking digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research.

AGRICOLA
Literature citations for journal articles, monographs, proceedings, theses, patents, translations, audiovisual materials, computer software, and technical reports pertaining to all aspects of agriculture.(AGRICultural OnLine Access).

Agricultural & Environmental Science Database
Provides full-text titles from around the world, including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, and government publications. This database includes specialized, editorially-curated A&I resources covering such topics as the effects of pollution on people and animals and environmental action and policy responses.

Art & Humanities Database (ProQuest Central)
Providing online access to 400 contemporary specialist art titles.

Asian & European Business Collection (ProQuest Central)
Covers Asian (Eastern Hemisphere) business and financial information from key international publications including Far Eastern Economic Review, Asiaweek, and many more.

Australia & New Zealand Database (ProQuest Central)
Full-text, academic journals locally published in Australia and New Zealand. Subjects cover major areas of study: uding business, science, technology, medical, social sciences, political science, and humanities.

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Biology Database (ProQuest Central)
Wide range of research in biomedicine, biotechnology, zoology and ecology, and some aspects of agriculture and veterinary science.

Business Market Research Collection
A new database that was part of ABI/Inform and also includes Hoover's, Ox Research Country Reports and the Snapshots Series Industry Reports.

Canadian Business & Current Affairs Database (ProQuest Central)
A Canadian focus on current events, business, education, science and medicine, arts, law, academia, and lifestyles.

Canadian Newsstream Complete (ProQuest Central)
Canadian newspaper coverage from Prince Edward Island to Yukon Territory.

Career and Technical Education (ProQuest Central)
Research on accounting, auto mechanics, building trades, computing science, graphic design, healthcare, photography, sales and retail & more in the Vo-Tech curriculum for both students and instructors.

Computing Database (ProQuest Central)
Full text research on subjects such as database design, software development, web commerce, LANs, WANs, Intranets, and the Internet.

Credo Reference
Online reference service that combines authoritative reference content with a one-stop exploratory search platform.

Criminal Justice Database (ProQuest Central)
Comprehensive collection of U.S. and international criminal justice journals including information for professionals in law enforcement, corrections administration, drug enforcement, rehabilitation, family law, and industrial security.

CultureGrams
Provides access to cultural reports, statistics, and primary source material for countries across the globe, including the United States and Canadian provinces. Includes unique information such as native recipes, interviews, photos and videos. Contains four modules: CultureGrams Kids, CultureGrams Provinces, CultureGrams States, and CultureGrams World.

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Early World of Learning (World Book)
An online resource for preschoolers & children in early elementary that includes three interactive learning environments:

  1. Trek's Travels offers narrated stories, interactive games, and original videos that teach critical early childhood themes, including numbers, shapes, colors, opposites, and more.
  2. Welcome to Reading provides leveled readers to develop and strengthen phonics, vocabulary, phonemic awareness and comprehension skills. The Lexile Framework® for Reading ensures that early readers use text at their level.
  3. Know It offers a visually rich first encyclopedia that will captivate early learners with non-fiction topics of interest and importance to them.

East Europe, Central Europe Database (ProQuest Central)
Full-text, academic journals locally published in the East and Central Europe region. Subjects cover major areas of study: uding business, science, technology, medical, social sciences, political science, and humanities.

East & South Asia Database (ProQuest Central)
Full-text, academic journals locally published in a number of East and South Asia countries. Subjects cover major areas of study: uding business, science, technology, medical, social sciences, political science, and humanities.

eBooks Central
Collection from ProQuest providing access to authoritative ebooks from the world's top publishers on a range of subjects: arts, business management, education, general knowledge, health & medicine, history & political science, law, literature & language, religion & philosophy, science & technology, and social science.

Education Database (ProQuest Central)
Access to over 1,090 top educational publications, including more than 800 titles in full text.

eLibrary Curriculum Edition
General reference collection of periodical and digital media content specifically tailored for K-12 schools and libraries of all kinds, covering a variety of subjects including business, education, general interest, health, language arts, sciences, social sciences, and many other curriculum-specific subject areas. Includes two distinct subject-based collections: ProQuest Learning Literature and History Study Center.

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
World Book's content, rich media, and interactive features in Spanish for young learners.

Entrepreneurship Database
Designed for entrepreneurs wanting quick access to the latest information on business topics, quick access to useful toolkits, and recommendations from experts in Editor's Picks.

ERIC
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, ERIC provides extensive access to education-related literature, including coverage of journal articles, conferences, meetings, government documents, theses, dissertations, reports, audiovisual media, bibliographies, directories, books and monographs.

Ethnic NewsWatch
Bilingual, English and Spanish, comprehensive full text database of newspapers, magazines and journals from ethnic, minority and native presses.

Family Health Database (ProQuest Central)
Includes journals and magazines covering an enormous range of health subjects, from sports injuries to women's health, from food and nutrition to midwifery, from eye care to dentistry.

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Health and Medical Collection (ProQuest Central)
Provides reliable, comprehensive journal coverage of clinical and biomedical topics, consumer health, health administration and more.

Health Management Database (ProQuest Central)
Full-text access to journals covering all aspects of health administration, including hospitals, insurance, law, health economics, public health administration and more.

HeritageQuest Online
Combines digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular ProQuest Genealogy & Local History collection and other valuable content.

History Study Center
Collection of primary and secondary sources on global history from ancient times to the present day. Module of the eLibrary Curriculum Edition.

India Database (ProQuest Central)
Full-text, academic journals published locally in India. Subjects cover major areas of study: uding business, science, technology, medical, social sciences, political science, and humanities.

International Newsstream (ProQuest Central)
Provides the most recent news content outside of the US and Canada. Collection includes African Newsstream, Asian Newsstream, Australia & New Zealand Newsstream, European Newsstream, Latin American Newsstream, Middle East Newstream.

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Latin America & Iberian Database (ProQuest Central)
Full-text, academic journals locally published in Latin American countries including: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela, Spain and Portugal. Subjects cover major areas of study: uding business, science, technology, medical, social sciences, political science, and humanities.

Learning: Literature
Students can find author biographies, contemporary criticism, reviews, and multimedia resources from medieval times to the present. Module of the eLibrary Curriculum Edition.

Library & Information Science Abstracts (LISA)
Contains abstracts from over 300 periodicals from around 40 countries and 20 languages, providing comprehensive bibliographic coverage of the scholarly literature related to library science.

Library Science Database (ProQuest Central)
Access to over 150 top publications in library and information science. Specifically designed to provide full-text support for core titles included in the Library & Information Science Abstracts database.

Linguistics Database (ProQuest Central)
Comprised of index and full-text articles covering all linguistics subject areas, including the Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA) and Linguistics Database.

Literature Online (LION)
Primary and critical text database for literary research at all levels. The collection includes full text of more than 350,000 works of poetry, drama, and prose stretching back to the 8th century through the present day.

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Mango Languages
Provides language learning experiences with step by step lesson plans for 71 different languages. This database features ESL lessons for over 16 languages along with a text translator. *First time users must create a profile in order to use this resource.

Medical Database
Provides access to over 1,400 essential publications in full text covering topics across all areas of the medical sciences. The content is diverse enough to support the needs of medical students, faculty, and clinicians.

MEDLINE
Abstracts of authoritative information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and more from the National Library of Medicine. For full text to materials abstracted in MEDLINE, access the Health and Medical Collection or Nursing & Allied Health databases.

Middle East & Africa Database (ProQuest Central)
Full-text, academic journals published in a number of Middle Eastern and African countries. Subjects cover major areas of study: uding business, science, technology, medical, social sciences, political science, and humanities.

Military Database (ProQuest Central)
Full-text access to a comprehensive collection covering military subjects including defense, aeronautics and space flight, civil engineering, political science, and more.

Nursing & Allied Health Database (ProQuest Central)
Provides users with reliable healthcare information covering nursing, allied health, alternative and complementary medicine, and more. Suitable for researchers at healthcare facilities in addition to students of nursing and allied health programs at academic institutions.

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Political Science Database (ProQuest Central)
Full-text of leading political science and international relations journals. Provides full-text coverage of many core titles from Worldwide Political Science Abstracts.

ProQuest Central
A cross-disciplinary research tool with 39 databases that can be searched together or individually.

Psychology Database (ProQuest Central)
Full-text coverage from top psychology publications; suitable for both students and mental-health care professionals.

Public Health Database (ProQuest Central)
Provides access to core literature in the field of public health, including new and periodical coverage. Includes access to full-text dissertations covering topics such as biostatistics, environmental health sciences, epidemiology, health services administration, international public health, maternal and child health, and occupational safety and health.

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Religion Database (ProQuest Central)
Comprehensive collection of journals covering religious issues and perspectives, including news and commentary on topics of general interest from the perspective of a particular religion, and formal theological studies.

Research Companion
Developed to help students do more effective research and assist educators in teaching the information literacy core principles of finding, evaluating, and using information.

Research Library (ProQuest Central)
A mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and other resources covering 150 subject areas: arts, business, education, engineering and technology, health and medical, history, law, literature and languages, multicultural themes, psychology, natural sciences, social sciences, & women's studies

Science Database (ProQuest Central)
Full text and images for the leading periodicals in science and technology, covering computers, engineering, physics, telecommunications, transportation and more.

SIRS Discoverer
General reference database for elementary and middle school learners, researchers, and educators covering curriculum areas and content sets such as reading, language arts, current events, science, social studies, history, health, and technology. SIRS Discoverer provides editorially-selected, indexed, and curated materials from over 2,100 newspapers, magazines, and websites offering guided research for young researchers.

SIRS Issues Researcher
Background and analysis on 350+ leading issues, providing pros and cons on social, scientific, health, historic, economic, political, and global issues.

Social Science Database (ProQuest Central)
Full-text access to journals and publications covering sociology, social work, anthropology, politics and related fields.

Sociology Database (ProQuest Central)
Full-text coverage of many core titles indexed in Sociological Abstracts and Social Services Abstracts (SASSA). Includes full-text doctoral dissertations on sociology.

STEM Database (ProQuest Central)
Composed of more than 500 full-text scholarly journals and popular science magazines covering research and instruction in earth, life, physical, medical and applied sciences; and technology, engineering, and math.

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Telecommunications Database (ProQuest Central)
Full text of top telecommunications industry publications. Includes magazines, journals, and newsletters, including graphics and images.

Turkey Database (ProQuest Central)
Full-text, academic journals locally published in Turkey. Subjects cover major areas of study: uding business, science, technology, medical, social sciences, political science, and humanities.

U.K. & Ireland Database (ProQuest Central)
Full-text, academic journals locally published in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. Subjects cover major areas of study: business, science, technology, engineering, social sciences, education, and humanities.

U.S. Newsstream (ProQuest Central)
Provides the most recent premium U.S. news content, including archives as far back as the 1980s featuring newspapers, newswires, blogs, and news sites in active full-text format. For academic and public libraries, US Newsstream offers exclusive access to the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and co-exclusive access (with Factiva) to The Wall Street Journal. US Newsstream also offers one of the largest collections of local and regional newspapers, and is cross-searchable on the ProQuest platform

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World Book Advanced
A reference tool for 8th grade and up that includes an encyclopedia, multimedia, e-books, and primary source databases all fully integrated in a single search interface.

World Book Complete
A single interface providing access to all World Book databases.

World Book Discover
Reference resource with content and tools specifically tailored for students reading below grade level because of language or learning difficulties.

World Book eBooks
A collection of 25 classic and 25 additional proprietary World Book non-fiction titles. Desktop computer and tablet users may access the site via browser or checkout content for offline use. The checkout function allows an unlimited number of simultaneous users.

World Book Kids
General reference tool for young students with easy-to-read articles, thousands of illustrations, videos, comparison tools, and a wealth of engaging games and activities, including an atlas, interactive maps, flags, and over 200 game and activities.

World Book Student
A research tool tailored for students in elementary & middle schools with over 40,000 encyclopedia and reference articles, 10,000 biographies, multimedia, videos, animations and student activities.

World Book Timelines
A resource for accessing or creating timelines for projects in the arts, literature, notable people, science & technology, world history, geography and more. Users can select a built timeline and make changes or create new timelines then images and videos.

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The Traveler Statewide Database project is made possible by a grant from U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Arkansas State Library under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act.

Access to Traveler

The current subscription of databases is valid from August 1, 2018 through July 31, 2019. The package includes Mango Languages, ProQuest Central, WorldBook and a limited collection of ebooks from EBSCO, Gale and WorldBook.

Eligibility

Access to databases provided through the Traveler Program is available to Arkansas citizens residing within the state, and to academic, public and school libraries statewide. Arkansas libraries may register with the State Library to offer Traveler resources through their own institutional websites.

Traveler resources are available exclusively to Arkansas residents and libraries within state boundaries. If ineligible for Traveler, contact your local public library to learn about similar services and resources that are available in your area.

Traveler Database Access:

From your computer or mobile device:

From your local library:

Individual databases may be accessed from the title and subject lists, or by student level.

Length of Database Subscriptions

The database subscriptions are active from August 1 through July 31 of each year. Resources are selected by the Network Advisory Committee. Its recommendations are submitted to The Arkansas State Library Board for approval in the February ASL Board meeting each year.

This schedule provides Arkansas libraries an opportunity to review their own resources subscriptions and use their budget to purchase complementary resources to the annual Traveler package. The subscriptions are paid with funds from Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

Program Background

The Traveler program provides free remote access for all Arkansas citizens to high-quality subscription databases from reputable publishers. The databases contain a variety of information sources: popular magazines, newspapers and periodicals; academic and professional journals, eBook collections, and general reference and discovery sources that are suitable for online and scholarly research. The resources selected support a variety of education and reading levels.

The Traveler project began in 1997 after the IMLS was formed and LSTA was transferred to it from federal Department of Education. LSTA funds have been used to provide Arkansas libraries with online resources that only a fraction of the libraries could afford otherwise. The program presents a significant costs savings across the state. Traveler spends approximately $750.00 per library, but each library would pay over $100,000 to duplicate the same resources and access.

This project is made possible by a grant from U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Arkansas State Library under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act.

Message From State Librarian Carolyn Ashcraft

2016 Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award Winners

The Day the Crayons Quit THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT, written by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers, is the Winner of the 2016 Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award. It was published by Penguin/Philomel in 2013.
The Very Inappropriate Word THE VERY INAPPROPRIATE WORD, written by Jim Tobin and illustrated by Dave Coverly, is the Diamond Honor Book for 2016.  It was published by Henry Holt in 2013.   

2016 Charlie May Simon Children’s Book Award Winners

Boy on the Porch Cover THE BOY ON THE PORCH by Sharon Creech is the Winner of the 2016 Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award.  It was published by HarperCollins/ Coulter in 2013.
Prisoner 88 Cover PRISONER 88 by Leah Pileggi is the Simon Honor Book for 2016. It was published by Charlesbridge in 2013.    

 

Newbery / Caldecott

Technology Planning

The E-Rate program no longer requires the completion and approval of a technology plan in order to apply for E-Rate discounts. 

The  Public Library Technology Plan template below may be filled out and submitted for approval should a library opt to complete a technology plan.  

Submitting the form:
Send a copy of the Technology Plan to amber@library.arkansas.gov as an e-mail attachment

Remember to include an attachment of your Acceptable Use Policy, Network Schematic, & Checklist with page numbers.

Each library is responsible for maintaining a copy of the technology plan.

Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA)

All libraries that receive E-Rate discounts for Internet Access, Internal Connections, Basic Maintenance of Internal Connections or Managed Internal Broadband Services must be compliant with the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA). Computers purchased with LSTA funds must also be CIPA compliant.  In Arkansas, a library that does not receive E-Rate or LSTA funds for computers is not required to filter.

To be CIPA compliant, a library must:

 Useful links:

Acronyms

Acronyms & Select Terms Used in E-Rate

Newcomers to E-rate, in particular, often become confused with all of the program's acronyms. We thought it might be useful to post a list of the key acronyms together with a brief description. Here are a few!

A-C    D-F    G-N    O-R    S-Z

BEAR Billed Entity Applicant Reimbursement form (FCC Form 472). The applicant form used to invoice USAC for E-rate discounts on a retroactive basis after the applicant has paid for the services in full.

BEN Billed Entity Number. An E-rate program identification number assigned to entities that are billed for E-rate eligible services. BENs are a subset of Entity Numbers which are assigned to all organizations and facilities participating in E-Rate.

BMIC Basic Maintenance of Internal Connections.  One of the four categories of eligible service.  Along with Internal Connections, BMIC is a Priority 2 service.  BMIC "ensures the necessary and continued operation of eligible internal connections at eligible locations." (USAC definition)

CIPA Children’s Internet Protection Act. A law requiring E-rate applicants to have an Internet Safety Policy and to filter Internet service. CIPA applies only to applicants applying for Internet Access, Internal Connections and Basic Maintenance of Internal Connections discounts.

COMAD Commitment Adjustment. A procedure initiated when a SLD funding error is uncovered as a result of additional information and/or review. If funding has already been disbursed, the COMAD procedure will lead to a request for repayment from either the applicant or service provider.

Competitive Bidding Process.  This process is initiated when an applicant files the Form 470/RFP to solicit bids from service providers for services.  The process must be fair and open. 

CSB Client Service Bureau. The SLD’s help line and data entry organization located in Lawrence, KS.  The CSB can be reached by calling 888-203-8100 or by using "Submit a Question" on the SLD website.

DRT Data Retrieval Tool.  This tool can be used to retrieve information on funding commitments, applicants, and disbursements.  Access this tool via SLD website. 

E-Rate.  The common name given to the Schools and Libraries Division (SLD) of the Universal Service Fund.  E-Rate provides discounts on eligible services to eligible schools and libraries.

ESL Eligible Services List.  A list of services and products that are eligible for E-Rate discounts.  The ESL is divided into four categories:  Telecommunications Services and Internet Access (P1), Internal Connections and Basic Maintenance of Internal Connections (P2).  A new ESL is approved each year by the FCC. 

FCC  Federal Communications Commission. The FCC has overall administrative authority for the Universal Service Fund, generally, and the E-rate program, specifically.

FCC RN  FCC Registration Number. An identification number assigned to any entity, including E-rate participants, doing business with the FCC.

FCDL Funding Commitment Decision Letter. A commitment letter sent to an applicant listing the funding decisions made on every request in the applicant’s Form 471 application. A separate version of the FCDL is also sent to the service provider to report funding decisions affecting that provider.

FRN Funding Request Number.  This number is assigned by USAC to each Form 471 Block 5 funding request. 

FY Funding Year.  Runs July 1st to the following June 30th.

HATS Helping Applicants to Succeed.  USAC outreach program for applicants and service providers to provide specialized training. 

LOA Letter of Agency.  This form authorizes a consortium leader or consultant to act on behalf of the applicant. 

NIF Non-Instructional Facility. A facility owned or controlled by an E-rate applicant that is not officially recognized as a school or library (e.g., administrative office, bus garage, etc.).

NSLP National School Lunch Program. The free and reduced-priced lunch program that provides the primary indication of school poverty levels upon which an applicant’s discount rate is determined.

P1 Priority One Services.  These services are given first priority in funding and include Telecommunications Services and Internet Access.

P2 Priority Two Services.  These services are funded after P1 services, starting with the highest discount levels.  Services include Internal Connections and Basic Maintenance of Internal Connections. 

PIA Program Integrity Assurance. The SLD’s application review process completed before funding commitments are decided.

PIN Personal Identification Number.  This is a code assigned to each unique E-Rate applicant in order to submit and certify forms online. 

RAL Receipt Acknowledgement Letter. A RAL is sent to the applicant to acknowledge the successful filing of a Form 471 application and to permit the applicant to make limited corrections to the application before review. A separate version of the RAL is also sent to the associated service providers to report funding requests affecting those providers.

RFP Request For Proposal.  The RFP provides an invitation to bid and provides additional information to potential bidders on the services being requested. 

RNL Receipt Notification Letter. RNLs are sent to the applicant when the SLD has accepted and successfully processed a Form 470. Other notification letters are sent in connection with processed appeals, BEARs, Form 486s, and Form 500s.

SLD Schools and Libraries Division. The division of USAC responsible for the operating administration of the E-rate program.

SPAC Service Provider Annual Certification form (FCC Form 473). An E-rate vendor is required to file a general certification form for each funding year. USAC will not pay any invoice (BEAR or SPI) for any funding year for which a SPAC has not been filed.

SPI Service Provider Invoice form (FCC Form 474). The service provider form used to invoice USAC for E-rate discounts provided directly to applicants.

SPIN Service Provider Identification Number. A unique identification number assigned to each service provider for E-rate purposes.

USAC Universal Service Administrative Company. A private not-for-profit company established by the FCC for the administration of the Universal Service Fund. The SLD is one division of USAC.

USF Universal Service Fund.  This fund allows Americans access to affordable telephone service and provides funding for discounts to schools and libraries, high cost areas, low income areas and rural healthcare facilities. 

Depository Guidelines for State Agencies

Arkansas Documents

Library ILL Form

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State Employee ILL Form

State Employee ILL Form 

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Warning Concerning Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproduction of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction.

One of these specific conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

Periodical Articles Guidelines developed by the National Commission on New Technological Uses of Copyrighted Works (CONTU) specify that, during one calendar year, no more than five copies may be received from any one work whose publication date is within five years of the date of the patron's request.

Sections of Books Chapters or sections of books may be copied if the library does not receive more than five requests for copies from the same work from any individual library, during a calendar year.

Entire Works Libraries may copy an entire work if the library determines that another copy is not available or cannot be obtained at a fair price "Fair price" is not precisely defined. The copy of the work becomes the property of the user for private study, scholarship, or research only.

Retention of Request Forms CONTU Guidelines require libraries to retain the current calendar year's records of filled requests for copies or reproductions, plus the records of filled requests for the previous three calendar years. This requirement only applies to requests for copies or reproductions and not to loan requests.

Electronic Resource Licensing and Interlibrary Loan

Increasingly, copies are provided from electronic resources. Because many of these electronic products are licensed and not owned by the library, uses for interlibrary loan activity may be prohibited by the license agreement.

Grants Information

This office oversees the daily administration of the Grants to States program, assists with program development for the utilization of federal library aid and other grant funds, and provides the analysis and reports of data to meet federal library program administration needs. 

Depository Program Benefits for State Agencies

Arkansas Code Tit. 13, Ch. 2, Subch. 2 designates the Arkansas State Library as the official State Documents Depository for state and local documents, and as the State and Local Government Publications Clearinghouse, which distributes copies of state documents to libraries across the state.

The State Documents Depository provides a central, permanent collection of print and digital state documents accessible by state government and the public at the Arkansas State Library. Local access to these materials is ensured through the State and Local Government Publications Clearinghouse, a related program which distributes copies of state documents received by the State Library to a statewide network of designated state depository libraries.

When state agencies submit materials to the State Documents Depository, the Arkansas State Library is able to:

Agency documents, in both print and digital format, are the essential element needed for the Arkansas State Library to accomplish its mandate. Agency heads may designate liaisons to serve as a contact between their agency and the State Publications Depository program to ensure that their agency's publications are included within the collection.

The official State Documents Depository accepts both current and historical state publications from agencies.

Documents Submission Guidelines

A.C.A § 13-2-212 requires Arkansas state agencies, boards and commissions, state supported colleges and universities, to deposit copies of their documents with the official State Documents Depository at the Arkansas State Library.

The State Documents Depository accepts both current and historical state documents. Agencies must send documents to the Arkansas State Library (ASL) at the release of the first printing, or when published to an agency's website.

The number of copies indicated in the guides only applies when materials are published and distributed exclusively in print format:

Number of Copies Required

The number of copies required by the Arkansas State Library depends primarily on the format in which a publication is published and distributed.

Submissions

All digital files may be submitted via email to statedocs@library.arkansas.gov or through Dropbox: State Docs.

Print copies may be deposited at ASL in the manner most convenient to your agency. If available, delivery to the library via the State Courier Service is recommended for tangible materials. Send shipments to:

Federal Depository Libraries in Arkansas

The Arkansas State Library serves as the Regional Federal Depository Library for the state of Arkansas. The following libraries are federal selective depository libraries located within the state.

  • Magale Library
  • Southern Arkansas University
  • 100 East University
  • Magnolia, AR 71754
  • 870-235-4170
  • Mullins Library
  • University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
  • 365 N. McIlroy Avenue
  • Fayetteville, AR 72701-4002
  • 479-575-6645 / Toll-Free: 866-818-8115
  • Ottenheimer Library
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock
  • 2801 South University Avenue
  • Little Rock, AR 72204
  • 501-569-3120
  • Taylor Library
  • University of Arkansas at Monticello
  • 514 University Drive
  • Monticello, AR 71656-1080
  • 870-460-1880
  • Torreyson Library
  • University of Central Arkansas
  • 201 Donaghey Avenue
  • Conway, AR 72035-0001
  • 501-450-5214
  • Young Law Library
  • University of Arkansas Leflar Law Center
  • 1045 W. Maple Street
  • Fayetteville, AR 72701-1201
  • 479-575-8427
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Depository Shipping Lists

The most recent edition of the Shipping List, and links to past issues are accessible from the digital repository. 

Items contained in the shipping lists denote Arkansas Documents and Arkansas Rules & Regulations received by the Arkansas State Library (ASL), and designated for shipment to full and selective state depository libraries. Shipments to state depository libraries are made bimonthly.

Shipping lists contain the title, ASL call number, OCLC number, as well as the record link to the Arkansas Documents Digital Collections for new digital publications. Any change to the status of an existing item, such as the repeal of a rule or regulation, or a cataloging correction, is indicated in the Notes area.

About the State Documents Depository Program

The Arkansas State Documents Depository and The State and Local Government Publications Clearinghouse programs are mandated by A.C.A §§ 13-2-210 – 13-2-214, enacted by Act 489 of 1979.

The State Documents Depository maintains a central, permanent, and publicly accessible collection of state documents and publications housed at the Arkansas State Library. The State and Local Government Publications Clearinghouse program provides access to these publications on a local level by distributing copies of the documents to a statewide network of designated state depository libraries.

The depository program provides:

  1. Maintenance and retention of state documents in a permanent, central collection
  2. Availability of state documents at local community levels through the distribution of documents to designated state depository libraries
  3. Preparation of bibliographic records to provide access to the collection
  4. Reference services for state government and the public to assist in accessing state government information

State Documents Resources

Information for State Agencies

For more information, contact:

State Depository Libraries in Arkansas

The Arkansas State Library (ASL) serves as the State Publications' Depository & Clearinghouse. ASL maintains all deposited documents, rules, and regulations in a central, permanent collection. The libraries listed below serve as selective or full state depositories.

indicates that a library is a full depository.

  • Magale Library
  • Southern Arkansas University
  • 100 East University
  • Magnolia, AR 71754
  • 870-235-4170
  • Mullins Library
  • University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
  • 365 N. McIlroy Avenue
  • Fayetteville, AR 72701-4002
  • 479-575-6645 / Toll-Free: 866-818-8115
  • Taylor Library
  • University of Arkansas at Monticello
  • 514 University Drive
  • Monticello, AR 71656-1080
  • 870-460-1880
  • Torreyson Library
  • University of Central Arkansas
  • 201 Donaghey Avenue
  • Conway, AR 72035-0001
  • 501-450-5214
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Policies

ILL Policies

The conditions for Interlibrary Loan service at ASL are set by the following:

  • AMIGOS Resource Sharing Agreement
  • Arkansas Interlibrary Loan Code
  • Individual regulations of the lending libraries
  • Interlibrary Loan Code for the United States
  • International Lending and Document Delivery: Principles and Guidelines for Procedure
  • United States Copyright Guidelines (CCG) and Copyright Law (CCL)regarding library reproduction of copyrighted works (17 USC 108)

Borrower Eligibility

The Arkansas State Library accepts ILL requests from public, college, university, and special libraries, as well as requests for work-related materials for full-time permanent Arkansas state employees.

Libraries

Requests are accepted via OCLC, ALA forms, telephone, mail, fax, ARIEL, or online.

Arkansas State Employees

Full-time permanent state employees may request materials through ILL. State employees' requests must be directly related to their state jobs, and not to personal research, academic classwork, or extracurricular activities.

Original materials will not be sent through mail or courier to state employees, but must be picked up in person. Photocopies will be sent via mail, fax, or email. Photocopied materials may not exceed 50 pages in length.

General Public & Schools

Individuals, school librarians, or students may go through the ILL department of the library of their choice to request materials from the State Library.

Loan Periods

The Arkansas State Library will lend:

  • General circulating materials for 4 weeks, with renewals for 2 weeks. Renewal requests must be made before the item's due date.
  • Government Documents for 2 to 4 weeks with prior approval of ASL Reference staff. Microfiche documents are not loaned, but paper or fiche copies may be made.
  • Arkansas Documents and Arkansas Collection materials for 2 to 4 weeks, but only if more than one copy of the item is on the shelf. According to Arkansas law, Copy 1 of items in these collections must stay on the shelf.
  • Audio and Video tapes for 2 to 4 weeks

Non-Circulation Materials

Although newspapers are are non-circulating, photocopies of specific articles up to 50 pages in length may be requested. Newspapers are retained for three months, with the exception of the Arkansas Gazette, which is maintained on microfilm from 1871 through 1991.The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is retained from 1991 to present.

United States Patent copies will be provided if the patent number is known. For information regarding patent-searching, contact the Reference Department.

Fines & Overdues

The Arkansas State Library does not charge for lending materials, making photocopies, or the cost of postage. All photocopied materials are limited to no more than 50 pages.

If the borrowing patron/library loses an item, ILL will send an invoice for the current price of replacing the lost material. If the item is out-of-print, the invoice price will be determined by Collection Development.

Overdue notices for items loaned through ILL are sent 2 weeks after items are due. If the borrower has not responded after the second notice, an invoice for the material will be sent.

The Arkansas State Library does not charge overdue fines, but a patron or library may lose borrowing privileges due to repeated late returns or loss of materials.

Forms

The Arkansas State Library accepts ILL requests from public, college, university, and special libraries, as well as requests for work-related materials for Arkansas state employees.

Requests may be made in person, over the phone, or with our online forms. 

Resources

The Funding Year 2018 (July 1, 2018- June 30, 2019) application filing window will open on January 11, 2018 at 10:59 am Central Standard Time and close on March 22, 2018 at 10:59 pm Central Daylight Time.  For assistance, e-mail amber@library.arkansas.gov

​Helpful E-Rate Links:

Timeline & Forms

The USAC website contains a deadline calculator tool to assist applicants in meeting key deadlines, Schools and Libraries Program Deadlines.

Universal Service Administrative Company Required Forms can be found on the USAC site.

Training/Presentations

Summer Reading Program

                                                                        

 

Summer Library Programs are held in public libraries all across Arkansas in June through August every year.  This is an LSTA Sponsored Program.

Public libraries will be offering a variety of activites, events, and learning opportunties for their local communities.  In 2018, most will be focusing on music and using the theme of   "Libraries Rock!"  Each library will have their own schedule of events so check out a library near you and join in the fun!

Families will find more information about the Summer Library Programs here.  Parents will also want to see A Letter to Parents.

To locate the library nearest you, visit our library map directory at https://library.arkansas.gov/arkansas-library-locations

Themes

Arkansas participates in the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) which is a grassroots consortium of states working together to provide high-quality summer reading program materials for children at the lowest cost possible for their public libraries.

By combining resources and working with a commercial vendor to produce materials designed exclusively for CSLP members, public libraries in participating states or systems can purchase posters, reading logs, bookmarks, certificates and a variety of reading incentives at significant savings.

For more information contact Cathy Howser, Arkansas State Library,  501-682-2860; cathy@library.arkansas.gov

Where is the library near you? Arkansas Public Library Directory

 

 

Charlie May Simon Book Award (Grades 4-6)

Charlie May Simon Award FrontCharlie May Simon Medal Back

The Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award for children's literature has been presented annually since 1971 to an author whose book has been selected through a vote taken by Arkansas school children in grades four, five and six.  The purpose of the award is to promote better reading for children and to recognize Mrs. John Gould Fletcher, an outstanding Arkansas author who wrote under the pen name Charlie May Simon.

Charlie May Simon was born August 17, 1897, at Monticello, Arkansas, but moved to Memphis at an early age. She attended Memphis State University, Stanford University and the Chicago Art Institute. She returned to Arkansas after she married John Gould Fletcher in 1936. Throughout her lifetime, Mrs. Fletcher traveled extensively, gathering information for her many prize winning biographies.   She lived at Johnswood, her home in Little Rock, until her death in 1977.

During her distinguished career, Charlie May Simon wrote over 27 books for children and young adults. Her first work, ROBIN ON THE MOUNTAIN, was published in 1934 and is considered a classic in children's literature. Other works include STRAW IN THE SUN, ALL MEN ARE BROTHERS, and FAITH HAS NEED OF ALL THE TRUTH.

 

2018 Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award Winner

 

                                                  

                   

  The 2018 Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award Winner is The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, published by Dial.

 

2018 Simon Honor Book

 

                                             

                                       

          Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar, published by Delacorte, is the Honor Book for the 2018 Charlie May Simon Children’s Book Award.

 

 

The  Simon Reading List for 2018-2019 is now available.

Links to the 2019 Simon Student Ballot and 2019 Teacher Tabulation Form are available here in March 2019.

Submit tabulated votes in May, 2019 here.

Contact Person: Cathy Howser

Phone Number: 501-682-2860

E-mail: cathy@library.arkansas.gov

The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE), the Arkansas State Library, and the Arkansas Literacy Association are pleased to announce the annual selection process for the books to receive the Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award and the Charlie May Simon Children’s Book Award.

The Charlie May Simon (CMS) Children’s Book Award will be selected by children in Grades 4, 5 and 6.  This year’s award will be selected by children across Arkansas who have been participating in reading these books, and hearing the books read aloud by teachers and library media specialists.  This is an opportunity to engage the children in reading carefully selected books from this year’s list.  Please note that children in Grades 4, 5 and 6 should have read or heard at least three of the books from the 2018-2019 Simon list in order to vote.

This year the votes for both awards will be submitted electronically.  The Student Ballots and Ballot Tabulation forms for both the Diamond Primary Book Award and Charlie May Simon Book Award are available on the Arkansas State Library website.  These ballots may be reproduced by the schools and used by the students to vote.  The votes should then be tallied in each school and total votes for each title should be entered electronically on the tally sheets.  Votes should be submitted electronically between May 14 and May 18, 2018.

The 2018-2019 reading lists (pdf) for both the Arkansas Diamond Primary Award and the Charlie May Simon Book Award will be available in March.

The results of this year’s voting will be posted in May 2018.

If you have any questions about the reading lists or the award, contact Cathy Howser, cathy@library.arkansas.gov , 501-682-2860.

Newbery / Caldecott and other national book awards

Arkansas Teen Book Award

 

The purpose of this award is to encourage young adults across Arkansas to read.  The award recognizes books in two divisions: Level 1, 7th-9th grade and Level 2, 10th-12th grade.

Email –  arteenbookaward@gmail.com 

Arkansas Teen Book Award Website   VOTE!  Sign up to be a reader!  Reccomend a book for the 2019-2020 award nominees list!

Arkansas Teen Book Award Winners

Past Reading Lists

Contact Information  

Whether you would like to become a future reader, recommend titles, or throw questions or comments our way, please contact the steering committee through one of the following:

Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award

Arkansas Diamond Medal AwardArkansas Medal Back

The Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award was established by the Arkansas Elementary School Council in 1998 to encourage reading for students in Grades K-3.  The name of the award was chosen because Arkansas is the only diamond producing state. Like the Charlie May Simon Award, the Arkansas Diamond Award is selected by an annual vote. Children in Grades K-3 must have read at least three of the titles from the annual reading list and may vote for one title. Student voting is done in May each year. 

 

2018 Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award Winner

                                

                                               

The winner of the 2018 Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award is The Bear Ate Your Sandwich written and illustrated by Julia Sarcone-Roach, published by Knopf.  

 

2018 Arkansas Diamond Honor Book

 

                                               

Ragweed's Farm Dog Handbook,  written and illustrated by Anne Vittur Kennedy, published by Candlewick, is the Honor Book for the 2018 Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award.

 

 

The  Diamond Reading List for 2018-2019 is now available.

Links to the 2019 Student Ballots and 2019 Teacher Tabulation Form will be available here in March 2019.

Submit tabulated votes in May, 2019 here.

Contact Person: Cathy Howser

Phone Number: 501-682-2860

E-mail: cathy@library.arkansas.gov

The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE), the Arkansas State Library, and the Arkansas Reading Association are pleased to announce the annual selection process for the books to receive the Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award and the Charlie May Simon Children’s Book Award. 

The book to receive the Diamond Primary Book Award will be selected in April by students in kindergarten, first, second, and third grades.  It is hoped that students in the schools have been participating in reading these books and that teachers and library media specialists have selected some titles for reading aloud.  Please note that children in Grades K-3 will need to have read or heard at least three of the books from the 2018-2019 Diamond list in order to vote.  It should be made clear to the children that they may vote for only one title.

Because of the age group involved in the Diamond Primary Book Award, the reading committee suggests that when books are read to children, the teachers or library media specialists may wish to devise a plan for helping the children vote on the books.  This may be done by reading all the books to the children in a condensed amount of time and then asking the children to vote, or the books may have been read to the children over an extended period of time but a review of the books may be necessary for children to vote.  Young children may have forgotten some of the books if the books were read at the beginning of the year.

Like the Charlie May Simon Award, the Arkansas Diamond Award is selected by an annual vote. Children in Grades K-3 must have read at least three of the titles from the annual reading list and may vote for one title. Student voting is done in May each year. 

If you have questions about the awards or reading lists, please contact Cathy Howser at the Arkansas State Library, cathy@library.arkansas.gov , 501-682-2860.

Letters About Literature

Letters about Literature is an annual national reading and writing program for students in grades 4-12.  LAL focuses on reader response and reflective writing and promotes a persona relationship between the reader and the author or book. 

For more information on the 2018-2019 Letters About Literature project, visit www.read.gov/letters/

Submission forms (link live Friday, November 2nd)

Call for Students

Official Rules

Permission Form for Students Under 13

How to Enter: Students or Teachers

Frequently Asked Questions

Teachers Guide

For the first time, students are asked to submit their 2018-2019 letters via the Letters About Literature online platform. Entries will be accepted starting Nov. 1, 2018.  The deadline for all Arkansas entries is December 14 2018.

This annual writing contest for young readers is made possible by a generous grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, with additional support from gifts to the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress which promotes the contest through its affiliate Centers for the Book, state libraries, and other organizations.

If All Arkansas Read the Same Book

Created in 2001, If All Arkansas Read the Same Book is an annual, statewide reading program designed to encourage the enjoyment of reading and to promote book discussion in libraries of all types across Arkansas. Events for the project begin during the fall of each year and typically culminate in an author tour.

2017 If All Arkansas Read the Same Book Selection
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

2017 schedule

View announcement flyer

Previously Featured Selections:

Book Clubs

MY LIBRARY at LibraryThing  

  1. To access the full Book Club Project collection, please click on the My Library link above.
  2. Once the collection list has been accessed, it can be arranged by title, author, date, or tag by clicking on those column headers.  
  3. The collection can be searched by audience.  The books are tagged "adult," "teen," "juvenile," "large print," "new," etc.  To search by desired tag, select the "tag" button from the top menu bar, choose your preferred audience tag, and LibraryThing will return a list of titles in the Book Club Project's collection that are specifically for that audience.

Book Club Project Information:

Borrow book sets of 12 for library-based book clubs from the Arkansas Center for the Book at the Arkansas State Library.  Keep the books for a period of 8 to 12 weeks and return them to the Center for the Book.  Libraries may borrow as many as 12 sets a year.  Book sets come with discussion guides when available.

In addition:

Arkansas Gems

An annual publication of the Arkansas Center for the Book, Arkansas Gems was originally known as Fresh from Arkansas.  The annual project highlights new works about Arkansas or by authors from the Natural State.  Posters and bookmarks are introduced each year at the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.   

Arkansas Gems/Fresh from Arkansas posters and bookmarks

Click on each link to open/download a PDF file.

2018 poster | bookmark | All 2018 books
2017 poster | bookmark | All 2017 books
2016 poster |bookmark | All 2016 books
2015 posterbookmarkAll 2015 books 
2014 poster | bookmark | All 2014 books  
2013 poster | bookmark | All 2013 books 
2012 poster | bookmark | All 2012 books 
2011 poster | bookmark 
2010 poster 
2009 Fresh from Arkansas poster
2008 Fresh from Arkansas poster

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