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  • Academic Search Complete on EBSCOhost Provides full text for over 1,200 journals covering the social sciences and humanities
  • Art Full Text on EBSCOhost This database covers fine, decorative and commercial art, folk art, photography, film, and architecture and includes full text articles from more than 300 periodicals dating back to 1995 and indexing of over 600 periodicals back to 1984.
  • Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre on EBSCOhost Contains full text articles from selected Australian newspapers, journals, and reference books..
  • Australian Public Affairs Full Text (APA-FT) on Informit Index to thousands of social sciences and humanities articles, includes full text articles from 320 journal titles.
  • Communications and Mass Media Collection on Gale Collection of journal articles covering communication and mass media.
  • Communication & Mass Media Complete on EBSCOhost Indexes articles in communication and mass media. Full text available from selected journals.
  • Expanded Academic ASAP on Gale A multidisciplinary database covering 2000 titles (more than half in full text) and a wide range of subject areas.
  • Factiva Contains full text articles from hundreds of major newspapers.
  • Film & Television Literature Index with Fulltext on EBSCOhost Includes full text for selected journals and books. Subject coverage includes film and television theory, preservation and restoration, writing, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews.
  • Film Literature Index Online (FLI) Annually indexes 150 film and television periodicals from 30 countries cover-to-cover and 200 other periodicals selectively for articles on film and television. The periodicals range from the scholarly to the popular.
  • ProQuest Central This database serves as the central resource for researchers at all levels. Covering more than 160 subjects areas, ProQuest Central is the largest aggregated database of periodical content. This award-winning online reference resource features a highly-respected, diversified mix of content including scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, books, newspapers, reports and videos.
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global is the world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from 1743 to the present day and offering full text for graduate works added since 1997, along with selected full text for works written prior to 1997. It contains a significant amount of new international dissertations and theses both in citations and in full text.
  • Scopus The world's largest abstract and indexing database. It also includes the journals indexed by ScienceDirect and has 100% Medline coverage. Science Direct is a full text science database with a strong coverage of public and environmental health journals.
  • Web of Science Another large abstract and indexing database with links to full-text sources.
  • Tip: If full text is not provided use the Full Text? button  to link to the full text in other databases (if available).
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  • Sage Research Methods Online A database of ebooks, articles, videos and other resources to help researchers to design and conduct research projects, understand methods, identify new methods and write up results.¬†
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