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Electronic Resources

                                                          Library Databases

EBSCOHOST online research databases are the premium online information resources for tens of thousands of institutions worldwide, offering a broad range of full text and bibliographic databases designed for research.  The following EBSCO databases are accessible through the library:

Academic Search Elite -- Covering virtually every area of academic study dating as far back as 1985.

American Doctoral Dissertations, 1933-1955 --  provides electronic access to the only comprehensive record of  22 years of dissertations accepted by American universities during that time period, the print index Doctoral Dissertations Accepted by American Universities.

Caribbean Search -- A multidisciplinary database that provides a comprehensive guide to English-language articles pertinent to the countries and people of the Caribbean region. The collection contains books, scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, reports and reference materials.

ERIC -- the Education Resource Information Center, contains more than 1.3 million records and access to information from journals included in the Current Index to Journals in Education and  Resources in Education Index.

European Views of the Americas: 1493-1750 – access to a bibliographic database of European works that relate to the Americas covering a wide range of subject areas; from natural disasters to disease outbreaks and slavery.

GreenFILE -- offers information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment including global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.

LISTA --Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts -- Indexes journals, books, research reports and proceedings covering librarianship and information management.

Religion and Philosophy Collection -- Provides extensive coverage of such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.

SocINDEX with Full Text -- Comprehensive and highest quality sociology research database. It includes journals, books, monographs, and conference papers containing information dating back to 1908.

Teacher Reference Center (TRC) – provides indexing and abstracts for over 260 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators.

E-BOOK Collection – Primarily in the Social Sciences and Humanities

                                                       Other Library Databases


Offering authoritative e-books in a wide range of subject areas, along with powerful tools to help users find, use, and manage the information.

Newspaper Archives of the Jamaica Gleaner

This online database contains more than 970,000  historical newspaper pages from the Gleaner. The full-page newspapers date back to 1834 and are searchable by keyword and date.

Credo Reference (on trial)

                                               Other Useful Online Resources

N.B. Web addresses may change or be discontinued. If you get the “Not found” message, follow the instructions or try doing a search for the page using a search engine e.g. Google, Yahoo, Bing.

Biblical and Theological Studies

Princeton Theological Commons: An expanding digital library of over 80,000 resources on theology and religion. It consists mainly of public domain books but also includes periodicals, audio recordings, and other formats.   http://commons.ptsem.edu/

Noncanonical Literature: Documents to aid students and scholars in Biblical Interpretation including introductions and summaries of many noncanonical works http://wesley.nnu.edu/biblical_studies/noncanon/index.htm

Society of Biblical Literature : PDF files for a variety of SBL publications   https://www.sbl-site.org/publications/onlinebooks.aspx

American Theological Library Assoc. (ATLA)Journals -- Free Theological Journals https://www.ebscohost.com/academic/atla-religion-database-with-atlaserials
Bible Gateway http://www.biblegateway.com/
Church History & Historical Theology http://www.users.csbsju.edu/~eknuth/itr/chht/index.html
Christian Classics Ethereal Library An online collection of hundreds of classic Christian books including works from the early church fathers to the twentieth century. http://www.ccel.org/
New Testament Gateway http://www.ntgateway.com/

Wabash Center            

Bookboon.com http://Bookboon.com
Free Management Library http://managementhelp.org/
Businessballs.com http://www.businessballs.com
Univ. of South Carolina Library http://www.sc.edu/library/pubserv/management.html
Project Management websites http://www.projectminds.com/usefulwebsite.html
GlobalEDGE http://globaledge.msu.edu/
Newslink Business Newspapers http://newslink.org/biznews.html
Disability Studies Quarterly (journal) http://www.dsq-sds.org/
Disability Online Resource Centre  
Disability Resources Monthly (DRM) http://www.disabilityresources.org/
Disability Studies Unit – UWI, St. Augustine T&T http://sta.uwi.edu/disabilitystudies/links.asp
ERIC / US Department of Education [English, French, Spanish] -- includes references to journal articles and non-journal material covering all aspects of education. The database contains over 1.1 million citations from 1966 to the present. More than 107,000 full-text non-journal documents (issued 1993-2004) are available. http://www.eric.ed.gov
The Educator’s Reference Desk http://www.eduref.org
The Internet TESL Journal Journal for teachers of English as a second language that includes articles, research papers, lesson plans, classroom handouts and teaching ideas http://iteslj.org
American Educational Research Association Special Interest Group Communication of Research Provides links to more than 200 electronic journals that are “scholarly, peer-reviewed, full-text and accessible without cost.” http://aera-cr.asu.edu

Religion Online http://www.religion-online.org/ Theological Studies – Missions http://www.theologicalstudies.org.uk/doct_missions.php Evangelical Missiological Society Journal Archives & book titles on missions http://www.emsweb.org/

ATLA Research in Ministry        http://rim.atla.com/star/rimonline_login.htm
ATLA Cooperative Digital Resources Initiative (CDRI)


The child in religion and ethics project  www.childreligionethics.org
Sermons     http://www.sermoncentral.com/
Christianity Today– News, book reviews, articles   


EpistemeLinks. com http://www.epistemelinks.com/
Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy http://www.iep.utm.edu/
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy http://plato.stanford.edu/contents-unabridged.html
Religions and Scriptures http://www.wright-house.com/religions/
Adherents.com World religion statistics http://www.adherents.com/
Yale library http://www.library.yale.edu/div/forfree.html#articles
Missiology.org Resources for missions education http://www.missiology.org/
Joshua Project A research initiative highlighting ethnic people groups http://www.joshuaproject.net/
Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization A worldwide movement mobilizing for world evangelization (Click on Documents) http://www.lausanne.org/
Global Missiology An international e-journal http://www.globalmissiology.org/cms/
Missionary E-texts Archive An electronic repository of historical texts by, about and for missionaries http://www.missionaryetexts.org/
MisLinks A Web-based Missions Directory http://www.mislinks.org/
Dictionary of African Christian Biography http://www.dacb.org/
World Evangelical Alliance (Click on Resources) http://www.worldevangelicals.org/
World Council of Churches (Click on Library & Archives) http://www.oikoumene.org/
American Psychological Association http://www.apa.org
American Psychological Society Teaching resources http://psych.hanover.edu/aps/teaching.html
Encyclopedia of Psychology http://www.psychology.org/
PsychWeb Information for students and teachers of psychology http://www.psywww.com
PsychScholar Index to resources for psychological scholars http://psych.hanover.edu/Krantz/
National Institute of Mental Health http://www.nimh.nih.gov
Mental Measurement Yearbook Index from Buros http://buros.unl.edu/buros/jsp/search.jsp
Society for Christian Counselors (a division of the Am. Assoc. of Christian Counselors {AACC} http://www.christianpsych.org/wp_scp/resources-page/
Academic Info Sociology: Databases and Centers http://www.academicinfo.net/socdata.html
American Sociological Association http://asanet.org
BBC News: Country Profiles http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/country_profiles/default.stm
USAID Development ExperienceClearinghouse http://dec.usaid.gov/
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) International Development Statistics Online databases on aid and other resource flows www.oecd.org/dac/stats/idsonline
Political Resources on the Web http://www.politicalresources.net
The International Institute for Religious Freedom (IIRF)Access to books, journals, articles and country reports on the violation of religious freedom worldwide. http://www.iirf.eu/index.php?id=167&L=0
Popline -- the world’s largest bibliographic database on population, family planning, and related health. http://db.jhuccp.org/ics-wpd/popweb/
Social Care Online http://www.scie-socialcareonline.org.uk
Social Science Information Gateway http://www.intute.ac.uk/socialsciences/
The SocioWeb http://www.socioweb.com/
ECLAC/Caribbean Development Cooperation Committee Publications represent research in a variety of socio- economic subject areas. http://www.eclac.cl/cgi-bin/getprod.asp?xml=/portofspain/noticias/paginas/0/8000/P8000.xml&xsl=/portofspain/tpl-i/p18f.xsl&base=/portofspain/tpl-i/top-bottom.xsl
United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UN/ECLAC). Documentation Centre. The Centre’s Caribbean Digital Library provides access to Caribbean documents on the Internet. http://webopac.eclacpos.org/
ViewsWire Business intelligence on 203 countries http://viewswire.eiu.com/index.html?rf=0
World BankGroupdata on living standards around the globe — some 2,000 indicators, including hundreds that go back 50 years. http://data.worldbank.org/
World Public Opinion.orgGiving voice to public opinion around the world http://www.worldpublicopinion.org/
Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC)a digital library of Caribbean cultural, historical  and research resources. 


Do Good Jamaica information portal for and about civil society        



Bielefeld Academic Search Engine (BASE)
Multi-disciplinary search engine to scholarly internet resources at Bielefeld University.
Google books Search and preview millions of books from libraries and publishers worldwide http://books.google.com/
Google Scholar
Google Scholar facilitates citation searching of scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from a broad range of research areas.
Project Gutenberg – E-books http://gutenberg.org
Highwire Press (Stanford University)
Highwire press provides a list of journals offering free online access to developing economies.
Intute helps to find websites for study & research http://www.intute.ac.uk/
Mona Online Research Database This site offers campus wide representation of scholarly output from faculty and staff of The University of the West Indies. http://mord.mona.uwi.edu/
National Library of Jamaica Facilitates access to Jamaica’s cultural heritage http://www.nlj.gov.jm/
The Online Books Page http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/
Open Library Gateway to a wide range of online information resources. http://library.open.ac.uk/
Thousands of World Newspapers at Your Finger Tips http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/
WWW Virtual Library A directory of resources http://vlib.org/
Bartleby: ReferenceOnline versions to some well-known reference works http://www.bartleby.com/reference/
Lexicool.com Online bilingual and multilingual dictionaries http://www.lexicool.com/
Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary Online http://www.merriam-webster.com/

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