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Data-Axle Reference Solutions Popular

Reference and research tool providing instant, real-time access to accurate, in-depth information on 24 million U.S. businesses and 235 million U.S. residents. Data-Axle makes it faster and easier to find new business opportunities, research executives and companies, find news articles, conduct job searches, research papers, locate addresses and phone numbers, conduct market research and much more. Formerly known as ReferenceUSA.

For help resources and guides visit: http://resource.referenceusa.com/training-guides/

Use the Business Database to:
  • Conduct job searches
  • Look for sales leads
  • Find new business opportunities
  • Locate out-of-town companies
  • Find key business people contact information
  • Locate suppliers
  • Analyze competitors
Rely on the Residential Data to:
  • Plan weddings or family reunions
  • Organize class reunions
  • Find neighbors or long-lost friends
Search the Consumer Lifestyle Database to:
  • Conduct market research
  • Target new customers
  • Discover customer preferences
  • View prospective individual customer demographics
  • Analyze community demographics
  • Identify new residents in a specific area

ProQuest Research Companion

An award-winning, cloud-based information literacy solution that enables educators and librarians to guide students through research projects efficiently.

For help resources visit: https://proquest.libguides.com/pqrc/education

Overview

ProQuest Research Companion is an intuitive, and self-guided product that supports information literacy, writing, and research skills instruction occurring in today's libraries and online learning environments. It provides a new foundation and companion to "one-shot" sessions, allowing librarians and instructors to focus on teaching more complex research and writing principles.

Studies have shown that today's researchers are unequivocally overwhelmed with too much information and data—throughout all the stages of the research process. By combining learning modules and quick start evaluator tools into one resource, ProQuest Research Companion helps researchers in their quest to more effectively find, evaluate, and use information.

Library Science Database

This database allows you to search the full-text of leading library and information science journals. This collection provides full-text coverage of 125+ core titles.

For search tips and help resources visit: https://proquest.libguides.com/librarysciencedatabase

Overview

The Library Science Database provides access to over 150 top publications in library and information science. It is specifically designed to provide full-text support for the core titles included in the Library & Information Science Abstracts (LISA) database.

With coverage of hundreds of topics researched in the field of library and information science, this database includes text and images from journals such as:
  • American Libraries
  • Collection Building
  • Portal: Libraries and the Academy
  • Reference & User Services Quarterly
  • Technical Communication Quarterly
  • School Libraries Worldwide
Image articles include all the charts, tables, diagrams, and other graphical elements often used to enhance the editorial value of articles that focus on education topics.

Coverage:  1970-current

Subject Coverage

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Book reviews
  • CD-ROMs
  • Computer science applications
  • Information centres
  • Information management
  • Information science
  • Information storage

SIRS Discoverer

Designed specifically for elementary and middle school students, SIRS Discoverer offers articles, nonfiction books, images, activities, and websites curated for educational relevance, age appropriateness, and readability.

For search tips and help resources visit: http://proquest.libguides.com/sirsdiscoverer/education

Overview

SIRS® Discoverer® is a multidisciplinary database specifically designed for upper elementary and middle school learners, researchers, and educators covering curriculum areas such as, history, health, language arts, math, science, social studies, and technology. All newspaper, magazine, and reference book content is 100% full text, editorially-selected and indexed from over 2,200 reliable, high-quality global sources. The collection includes vetted educational Websites and reference materials such as the Compton’s by Britannica encyclopedia and DK Eyewitness books. Trusted periodical titles include Ranger Rick, Highlights for Children, Monkeyshines, New Moon, PopSci for Kids and many others.

SIRS Discoverer features easy access to the most-used content and features, logical subject tree hierarchy, age-appropriate search and filter capabilities, as well as streamlined results and article pages to help young learners connect with and comprehend content. User-friendly advanced search features enable young learners, and the educators who support them, to find exactly what they need by limiting any search by source type and offering the ability to filter by Lexile range.

Twentieth Century African-American Poetry

62 of the most important African-American poets of the last century: Langston Hughes, Jean Toomer, Imamu Amiri Baraka, Audre Lorde and Rita Dove.

For help resources and information visit: https://proquest.libguides.com/20aap

Overview

This database documents the unique voices of the 20th century's critically acclaimed African-American poets. The collection opens the door to literary scholarship by providing access to the full text of thousands of works.

Twentieth-Century African American Poetry is an unparalleled collection of poetry written by the most important and influential African American poets of the twentieth century. Coverage begins with the key writers of the early decades (James Weldon Johnson, Georgia Douglas Camp Johnson, Claude McKay), continues with major figures of the Harlem Renaissance (Langston Hughes, Jean Toomer, Arna Bontemps and Sterling Brown) and the Black Arts movement of the 1960s (Imamu Amiri Baraka, Etheridge Knight, Audre Lorde, Sonia Sanchez), and concludes with a considerable body of writing of the 1980s and 1990s, including major figures such as Ai, Rita Dove and Yusef Komunyakaa alongside young writers who have gained recognition through national poetry awards or inclusion within leading print anthologies.

Biographical profiles accompany each poet's work, and the complete database can be searched by a number of fields, including keyword, first line or title keyword, and poet name.

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