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Selected Databases

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Only U.S. literature of agricultural and allied disciplines is covered. Covers only 900 journals including experiment stations. For comprehensive coverage in agriculture, search CAB abstracts and Current Contents in addition to AGRICOLA. 1970- . Silverplatter has upgraded to a new version (WebSpirs version 5) of its interface.

Business Source Complete [via Ebsco]

Indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals back as far as 1886 are included. In addition to the searchable cited references provided for more than 1,200 journals, Business Source Complete contains detailed author profiles for the 25,000 most-cited authors in the database.

CAB Abstracts

Provides citations and abstracts to the world agriculture literature. Covers over 11,000 journals and conference proceedings and selected books. 1972- . Silverplatter has upgraded to a new version (WebSpirs version 5) of its interface.

Conference Papers Index:

Major areas of coverage include agriculture, biochemistry, chemistry, chemical engineering, forestry, biology, environmental science, soil science, biotechnology, and clinical medicine. Coverage: 1982 - present.

Dissertation Abstracts International/Dissertations & Theses [via ProQuest]

Online access to citations and abstracts for every title in the UMI Dissertation Abstracts database; since 1997, provides full-text access to dissertations. Access is free to UC Campus dissertations.


A comprehensive, indexed bibliography with selected abstracts of the world's economic literature compiled from the American Economic Association's Journal of economic literature and the Index of economic articles in journals and collective volumes. Topics include economic theory and history, monetary theory and financial institutions; labor economics; international, regional, urban economics; and other related subjects. Coverage: 1969-present.

Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)

Country profiles and reports objective and timely analysis and forecasts of the political, economic and business environment in more than 180 countries. Annual profiles are updated by quarterly reports.


FAO statistical databases are accessed through the public site. This limits the number of records displayed per query to 4,000.


"JSTOR is a not-for-profit organization established with the assistance of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. It is dedicated to helping the scholarly community take advantage of advances in information technologies." JSTOR provides access to back files rather than recent issues of important scholarly journals and includes among its goals, building a comprehensive archive that fills missing-issue gaps in the print collections of its subscribers.

LexisNexis Academic

LexisNexis full-text and abstracts of comprehensive news, business, and legal information.


National Technical Reports Library indexes the more than 2 million technical reports produced from government-sponsored research and provides full text access to the reports that have been digitized. The collection will grow as more current and older reports are digitized.

OECD Library

Access to the full text of all publications of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), including the ability to view and download OECD statistical data. Multidisciplinary in subject coverage, includes monographs, periodicals, statistics and databases.

Oxford English Dictionary

Periodicals Index Online

Periodicals Index Online is an electronic index to millions of articles published in the arts, humanities and social sciences, across more than 300 years.

Penn World Table

The Penn World Table provides purchasing power parity and national income accounts converted to international prices for 188 countries for some or all of the years 1950-2004. The data in PWT displays a set of national accounts economic time series for the countries covered. Penn World Table is a project of the Center for International Comparisons of Production, Income and Prices at the University of Pennsylvania.

Sacramento Bee

Search and retrieve full text of the Sacramento Bee from 1985 through the previous day. Excludes advertisements and graphics.

Sociological Abstracts

Sociological Abstracts Database is a primary resource for accessing the latest research sponsored in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database draws information from an international selection of over 2,600 journals and other serial publications, plus conference papers, books, and dissertations. Records added after 1974 contain in-depth and nonevaluative abstracts of journal articles.

Statistical Universe

Indexes and abstracts federal government statistical publications, links to selected government statistics on the web.


STAT-USA was a paid subscription service that collected and disseminated economic, demographic and other statistical information from hundreds of government agencies. The service was discontinued on September 30, 2010. Today, the information previously provided by STAT-USA is compiled by individual agencies and offered on the agency's website free of charge. The U.S. government also offers a website that hosts links to each individual agency's statistics.

Water Resources Abstracts

Includes abstracts of current and earlier journal articles, monographs, reports, and other publication formats covering the development, management and research of water resources. Coverage: 1967 - present.

Web of Science (Social Science Citation Index/Sciences Citation Index)

The Social Sciences Citation Index is a multidisciplinary database, with searchable author abstracts, covering the journal literature of the social sciences. It indexes 1,700 journals spanning 50 disciplines, as well as covering individually selected, relevant items from over 3,300 of the world's leading scientific technical journals.

WorldCat (via FirstSearch/OCLC)

OCLC catalog of millions of records for books, journal titles and materials in other formats from approximately 12,000 libraries worldwide. Coverage: 1000 A.D. - present.

World Bank Open Data

The World Bank's Open Data initiative is intended to provide all users with access to World Bank data. The data catalog is a listing of available World Bank data sources. This listing will continue to be updated as additional data resources are added. These resources include databases, pre-formatted tables and reports. Each of the listings includes a description of the data source and a direct link to that source. Where possible, the databases are linked directly to a selection screen to allow users to select the countries, indicators, and years they would like to search. Those search results can be exported in different formats. Users can also choose to download the entire database directly from the catalog.

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