OCLC FirstSearch Databases
Information at Your Fingertips
A Guide for Survival in the Information Jungle
OCLC First Search Databases Provide
- Art Information
- Business Information
- Conference Proceedings
- Education Information
- Health Information
- Internet Resources
- Legal Information
- Magazine articles
- Religious Studies Information
- Science Information
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- Full-text articles and citations can be emailed to your own off-campus address.
- Journal Citations not owned by the Elms can be submitted to the Interlibrary Loan Department for retrieval (for Elms Students only).
- Your search can be limited to articles with full-text.
- Search words can be truncated with an asterisk (*).
- Search three databases at the same time.
- Databases may be viewed in English, Spanish, or French.
- Applied Science and Technology Abstracts (ASTA) provides information on management, careers and employment, and financial trends in the scientific and technological fields. Coverage: 1983 to present.
- Art Abstracts database includes leading publications in the world of the arts. It serves as a comprehensive record of reporductions of works of art that appear anywhere in any of the indexed publications.
- ArticleFirst is an index of articles from the contents pages of journals.
- ATLA Religion database provides an index to religious and theological literature for students and faculty. The database spans over 50 years with selected records going back to 1818.
- Clase and Periodica indexes documents published in Latin American journals specializing in the social science, humanities, science, and technology.
- Electronic Books (Ebooks) contains all the online electronic books cataloged by OCLC member libraries.
- Electronic Collections OnLine (ECO) gives access to a collection of scholarly journals in a variety of subject areas, all with full-text articles online.
- ERIC provides a centralized website for searching the ERIC bibliographic database of more than 1.1 million citations going back to 1966.
- General Science Abstracts covers general science literature from the U.S. and Europe. Citations start in 1984 and abstracts start in 1993.
- GPO (Government Publication Office) covers all types of U.S. government documents, including Congressional reports, hearings, debates, and records; judiciary materials; and documents issued by executive departments (Defense, State, Labor, Office of the President, etc.). Bibliographic citations are included in each record.
- Index to Legal Periodicals database includes information covering all areas of jurisprudence.
- Medline covers all areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing. The database corresponds to the print indexes, Index Medicus, Index to Dental Literature, and International Nursing Index.
- PapersFirst is an index of papers presented at conferences worldwide.
- ProceedingsFirst is an index of worldwide conference proceedings.
- World Almanac provides a fundamental reference source, including biographies, encyclopedia entries, facts, and statistics.
- WorldCat provides a list of books, web resources, and other material worldwide that have been cataloged by OCLC member libraries.
- WorldCatDissertations is a database of all dissertations and theses available in WorldCat.
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The Alumnae Library
Interim Reference Librarian
Associate Librarian/Associate Professor - Head of Technical Services & Federal Documents