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Academic Search Complete
This database provides many full text links to a mix of general interest publications and those in specific academic areas, such as social sciences, humanities, education, language and linguistics, arts, and literature. Publications regarded as interdisciplinary are also represented. ASC is a good general topic database for preliminary research, covering core publications and updated daily.

Arts and Humanities Citation Index --see Web of Science.
See Web of Science.

Electronic Journal Center (EJC) (OhioLINK)
Full text of 4300+ research journals.

Although Factiva focuses on business, it includes full texts of leading national newspapers, such as The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. These features make Factiva a good source for reviews and other commentary on current culture.

Film and Television Literature Index w/ Full Text
This bibliographic database covers topics relating to film and television, such as theory and writing. It also includes a large collection of photographs pertaining to entertainment.

Humanities International Complete (1925 - Current)
A comprehensive database covering journals, books and other important reference sources in the humanities. This database provides citations and abstracts for articles, essays and reviews, as well as original creative works including poems, fiction, photographs, paintings and illustrations.

JSTOR's collections provide electronic access to back issues of core journals in the humanities, social sciences and sciences with a moving wall of three to five years. Authorized John Carroll users have access to all JSTOR content.

LexisNexis Academic
Full text access to a wide range of news, business, legal, and reference information. L/N's coverage of newspapers, magazines, and news transcripts makes it a good source for news on cultural happenings and finding information about people.

Literary Reference Center (EBSCO)
A database covering authors and works most commonly studied from high school through college. Includes selected literary criticism, plot summaries, author biographies, author interviews, book reviews, poems, short stories, and images.

Web of Science (1980 - Current)
Web of Science is a collection of citation indexes, which includes Arts and Humanities Citation Index. A special feature of a "citation index" is the ability to search for a specific book or article mentioned within the bibliographies of other articles. By tracing who cites whom, the impact of one scholar's ideas on another's can be better understood. Citation indexes are also helpful in finding scholarly reviews of scholarly books. To look for reviews, search the book as the source being cited.

World Shakespeare Bibliography (1961 - Current)
An international database of books, articles, book reviews, dissertations, theatrical productions, reviews of productions, audiovisual materials, electronic media, and other scholarly and popular materials related to Shakespeare.