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PapersFirst FirstSearch
No Fulltext 1993 - present
Indexes papers from every published congress, symposium, conference, exposition, workshop, and meeting received by The British Library Document Supply Centre.
Restricted to VIVA/ODU
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) Videos
Streaming Video Coverage varies
Provides access to a comprehensive collection of outstanding video programming from the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). The collection contains 311 titles in 498 program segments varying from 30 minutes to 1 hour in length.
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Peace Research Abstracts EBSCOhost
No Fulltext 1964 - Present
Includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to peace research, including conflict resolution, international affairs, peace psychology, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.
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Pennsylvania Gazette Accessible_Archives
Fulltext 1728 - 1800
Provides full text articles, news items, editorials, letters, etc. from The Pennsylvania Gazette, considered The New York Times of the 18th century. Also includes full-text of documents such as the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, Letters from a Farmer, Thomas Paynes Common Sense, The Federalist Papers, etc.
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Pennsylvania Genealogical Catalogue Accessible_Archives
Fulltext 1809 - 1870
Contains a listing of marriages, deaths and obituaries from the Village Record, published in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Included, however, is information about emigration patterns, customs and traditions, important events, medical history, and biographical data.
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Pennsylvania Newspaper Record Accessible_Archives
Fulltext 1819 - 1870
Contains full-text transcriptions of articles, advertisements, and vital statistics, providing insight into technology, business activity and material culture in a down-river milling and manufacturing community at the height of the Industrial Revolution.
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Philosopher's Index EBSCOhost
Selected Fulltext 1940 - present
Provides indexing and abstracts from books and journals of philosophy and related fields. It covers the areas of ethics, aesthetics, social philosophy, political philosophy, epistemology, and metaphysic logic as well as material on the philosophy of law, religion, science, history, education, and language. Allows one user at a time.
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Physical Education Index ProQuest
Selected Fulltext 1970 - present
Indexes peer-reviewed journals, report literature, conference proceedings, trade magazines, patents, and articles from the popular press, featuring a wide variety of content, ranging from physical education curricula, to sports medicine, to dance.
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PILOTS ProQuest
Selected Fulltext 1871 - present
Includes citations to all literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health sequelae of traumatic events. PILOTS (Published International Literature On Traumatic Stress) is produced at the headquarters of the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Access to this database will cease December 31, 2015.
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Plant Science ProQuest
Selected Fulltext 1994 - present
Abstracts the scientific literature on plant science. Major areas of coverage include: Physiology, Pathology, Environmental biology & pollution, Breeding, Agronomy & horticulture, Biotechnology, Diversity, Genetics, Taxonomy, Crop protection, Water & nutrients, Plants & medicine, Algae, lichens, mosses & ferns, Forestry, and Pest Control.
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Political Science Complete EBSCOhost
Selected Fulltext 1922 - Present
Has a worldwide focus, reflecting the globalization of contemporary political discourse. The database also features full-text reference books and monographs, and full-text conference papers, including those of the International Political Science Association. Political Science Complete includes a subject-specific thesaurus.
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Pollution Abstracts ProQuest
Selected Fulltext 1981 - present
Combines information on scientific research and government policies in a single resource. Major areas of coverage include: Air Pollution, Marine Pollution, Freshwater Pollution, Sewage and Wastewater Treatment, Waste Management, Land Pollution, Toxicology and Health, Noise, Radiation, and Environmental Action.
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PreK-3rd Data Resource Center @ ICPSR
Fulltext 1979 - Present
Provides information from the Foundation for Child Development's PreK-3rd initiative and builds the research field by facilitating the analysis of rich, complex, longitudinal datasets that contain a wide range of variables on the child, family, school, and neighborhood.
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Proceedings FirstSearch
No Fulltext 1993 - present
Indexes proceedings of every congress, symposium, conference, exposition, workshop and meeting received at The British Library.
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Project Euclid Journals
Fulltext Coverage varies by journal
Provides access to independent and society journals in the field of theoretical and applied mathematics and statistics.
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Project Muse
Fulltext Coverage varies by journal
Provides fulltext of articles from journal titles in the humanities, arts, and social sciences, with full searching capabilities. Project Muse is provided by Johns Hopkins University Press.
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Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods (PHDCN) @ ICPSR
Fulltext 1995 - 2002
Provides an interdisciplinary study of how families, schools, and neighborhoods affect child and adolescent development in urban Chicago neighborhoods. It examined the developmental pathways of both positive and negative human social behaviors, including the causes of juvenile delinquency, adult crime, substance abuse, and violence.
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ProQuest ProQuest
Selected Fulltext Coverage varies by database
Provides access to several databases, including ABI/INFORM Global, Dissertations & Theses Full Text, High Technology & Aerospace Journals, American Periodicals Series Online. Also includes historical newspapers - the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, the Norfolk Journal and Guide, and The Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century .
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ProQuest Congressional ProQuest
Fulltext Coverage varies by collection
Contains full text for U.S. Congressional publications, bills, legislative histories, laws, etc. The ODU Library has purchased the following retrospective collections, Committee Prints (1830-present), Congressional Research Service Reports (1916-present), and Congressional Hearings (1824-2003). The database also includes House and Senate Unpublished Hearings, Part A (1973-1979).
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ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global ProQuest
Selected Fulltext 1743 - Present
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.
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PsycARTICLES APA
Fulltext 1894 - present
Contains full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles from journals published by the American Psychological Association (APA) and from allied organizations. It includes all journal articles, letters to the editor and errata from each journal.
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PsycBOOKS APA
Fulltext Coverage varies
Includes scholarly titles published by APA Books and others. PsycBOOKS also features the exclusive electronic release of the APA/Oxford University Press Encyclopedia of Psychology. The embargo period for PsycBOOKS is approximately 12 months.
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Psychology and Behaviorial Sciences Collection EBSCOhost
Selected Fulltext 1965 - present
Covers topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods.
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PsycINFO APA
Selected Fulltext 1887 - present
Contains citations and summaries of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, all in psychology and related disciplines, mostly peer-reviewed. Journal coverage includes international material in foreign languages. Check the Quick Reference Guide for help using the database.
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PsycTESTS APA
Fulltext 1896 to present
Is a research database that provides access to psychological tests, measures, scales, surveys, and other assessments as well as descriptive information about the test and its development and administration.
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Public Administration Abstracts EBSCOhost
No Fulltext 1974 - Present
Includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to public administration, including public administration theory, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.
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PubMed (Medline and more)
Selected Fulltext 1950 - present
PubMed is the National Library of Medicine's database of biomedical journal citations and abstracts. PubMed comprises more than 21 million citations for biomedical articles from MEDLINE and life science journals.
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