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Deseret News Archives 1988-present This Utah newspaper offers three ways to search its database. Its Recent News searches the past six months and documents are displayed as they appear in the web edition including photos, charts and maps. Their other two searches go back to April 1, 1988 but distinguish themselves by a text only search or a new search engine that will include photos & graphics for more recent items. No Home Access.  
Salt Lake Tribune Archives Archives from 1990 to present via ProQuest Newsstand  
Accunet/AP Photo Archive

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Contains photos and captions from the Associated Press. Search by using natural language, Boolean logic or truncation. In addition, the "when" and "where" searches narrow the results. Another feature is to search by color. Paste several photos to the lightbox to compare, select and download.
User Guide to AccuNet/AP Multimedia Archive (pdf). An comprehensive guide to using the what, when and where features of AccuNet's AP Multimedia Archive. The library's database does not include everything that is in this tour.
EBSCOhost Databases
EBSCOhost MasterFILE Premier APPROPRIATE FOR: Older students & adults

Designed specifically for public librariethis multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,950 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also includes 161 full text reference books nearly 100,000 biographies, 76,000 primary source documents, and an i mage collection of 116,000 photos, maps and flags. Updated daily.
EBSCOhost Middle Search Plus APPROPRIATE FOR: Middle and Junior High School students

Provides full text for more than 150 popular magazines for middle and jr. high school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990. Updated daily.
EBSCOhost Primary Search APPROPRIATE FOR: Elementary school children

Full-text for more than 50 popular magazines for elementary school research. All full-text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles) , and full-text information dates as far back as 1990. Updated daily.
EBSCOhost Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia APPROPRIATE FOR: Students and adults

Provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries. Searchable by subject or keywords within the entry.
MAS Ultra School Edition Desgined specifically for high school libraries, this database provides full text for over 500 popular general interest and current events publications with information dating back as far as 1975 for key magazines.. It also provides nearly 550 full text pamphlets, 150 full text reference books, nearly 100,000 biographies, 76,000 primary source documents and an image collection of over a hundred thousand photos, maps and flags. This database is updated daily.  
EBSCOhost Newspaper Source Selected full text coverage for more than 240 newspapers and other sources. This collection includes cover-to-cover full text for USA Today, The Christian Science Monitor and The Times (London) as well as selected full text from more than 180 regional newspapers including: Boston Globe, Detroit Free Press, Houston Chronicle, Miami Herald, San Jose Mercury News, etc. Full text transcripts are also included from Fact the Nation, CBS Evening News with Dan Rather, 60 Minutes, O'Reilly Factor, Hannity & Colmes, National Public Radio, etc.  
EBSCOhost Business Source Premier The world's largest full text business database, it provides full text for more than 2,800 scholarly business journals, including full text for more than900 peer-reviewed business publications. Coverage includes virtually all subject areas related to business. This database provides full text (PDF) for more than 300 of the top scholarly journals dating as far back as 1922. Updated daily.  
EBSCOhost Regional Business News Comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. It incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. Updated daily.  
EBSCOhost CancerLit This database provides information pertaining to all aspects of cancer therapy and research. It includes more than 1.3 million citations and abstracts from over 4,000 journals and other cancer-related literature. This database is produced by the U.S. National Cancer Institute.  
EBSCOhost Clinical Pharmacology APPROPRIATE FOR: Adults

This database provides access to up-to-date, concise and clinically-relevant drug monographs for all U.S. prescription drugs, hard-to-find herbal and nutritional supplements, over-the-counter products and new and investigational drugs.
EBSCOhost Health Source - Consumer Edition Search for information on many health topics including the medic food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. It features searchable full text for over 190 journjals including Consumer Reports on Health and Men's Health, as well as abstracts and indexing for over 205 general health, nutrition and professional health care publications.  
EBSCOhost Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition APPROPRIATE FOR: Adults, health professionals

Nearly 600 scholarly full text joukrnals focusing on many medical disciplines. It also features abstracts and indexing for nearly 650 journals. Updated daily.
EBSCOhost MEDLINE APPROPRIATE FOR: Health professionals

Authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE allows users to search abstracts from over 4,000 current biomedical journals.
EBSCOhost MedicLatina
A Spanish language collection of medical research and investigative journals published by renowned Latin American medical publishers. This unique database provides access to full text for nearly 125 periodicals, including over 50 peer-reviewed medical journals.  
EBSCOhost Agricola This bibliographic database provides more than 2.5 million citations from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library. Coverage for this database dates back to 1979. It offers a variety of source types related to agriculture.  
EBSCOhost American Humanities Index The American Humanities Index, produced by Whitston Publishing, is a collection of bibliographic references to literary, scholarly and creative journals published in the United States and Canada. This database contains over 1,000 journals published from 1975 to the present.  
EBSCOhost Animals


Provides in-depth information on a variety of topics relating to animals. The database consists of indexing, abstracts, and full text   records describing the nature and habitat of familiar animals.

EBSCOhost Academic Search Elite Full text for nearly 1,560 academic, social sciences, humanities, general science, education and multi-cultural journals. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for nearly 2,750 journals. Nearly 1,800 journals are peer reviewed. Full text backfiles go as far back as January of 1990, while indexing and abstract backfiles go as far back as January of 1984.  
EBSCOhost Communication and Mass Media Complete Provides the most robust, quality research solution in areas related to communication and mass media and provides an invaluable resource for students, researchers, and educators interested in any and all aspects of communication and mass media.  
EBSCOhost ERIC The Educational Resource Information Center contains morfe than 2,200 digests along with references for additional information and citations and abstracts from over 980 educational and education-related journals.  
EBSCOhost Fuente Academica A unique collection of scholarly academic journals from renowned Latin American, South American and Spanish publishers. This database provides full text coverage (including PDF) for more than 150 scholarly Spanish language journals. Content is provided in Spanish from respected publishers worldwide.  
EBSCOhost Military and Government Collection Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, this database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals, and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of those sites. The Military & Government Collection provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 300 journals and periodicals and indexing and abstracts for more than 400 titles  
EBSCOhost Professional Development Collection APPROPRIATE FOR: Professional educators

Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of over 515 full text journals, including nearly 350 peer-reviewed titles. This is the most comprehensive collection of full text education journals in the world.
EBSCOhost Topic Search

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This current events database allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms. TOPICsearch contains full text for over 64,000 articles from more than 3,000 diverse sources, including more than 1,500 full text periodicals.  
Factiva A global news and business information service that combines the content sets of Dow Jones Interactive and Reuters Business Briefing. Search local and national news, do a company search, get a quote, search Utah businesses or browse a list, search the Deseret News & archives. Short Learning Topics Multimedia briefings on specific Factiva features. These web-based tutorials do not require a plug-In audio

Factiva Tools for New Users A quick reference card and a produc tour (.pdf format pdf format)

Technial Support

Poem Finder on the Web is never out-of-date and continually updated, and it is the largest, most comprehensive and most current poetry database available. It is international in scope, and covers poetry from antiquity to the present. It is a one-stop resource for locating close to one million poems. A Kids' Korner provides access to poetry by appealing categories for children such as "Fun and Games," "Animals" and "Family." Biographical and critical essays provide detailed profiles of the poets and their lifeworks plus hundreds of pictures.
Story Finder provides thousands of full-text short stories plus explanations, biographies, pictures and more. The database will be updated constantly with classic and contemporary stories.
Essay Finder A unique database of full-text essays and discursive writing. The essays focus on the humanities and social sciences, and include biographies and literary criticism. Subjects include literature, history, economics, sociology, art and architecture, philosophy, psychology, science and drama.
Plays Over 1,000 complete plays covering the range of dramatic expression: including one-act plays, puppet plays, Harlinquinades, tragedies, gothic, children's, religious, romantic, historical, children's and comedic plays. The collection includes many nationalities, all in English or English translations.
Speeches From antiquity to modern times, these speeches represent the finest examples of recorded oratory.
About Poem Finder. An overview of the major features of Poem Finder from the database publisher, Roth Publishing, Inc.

About Story Finder. A brief introduction to this newer database, from Roth Publishing, Inc.Basic searching is made easy pre-selecting "anthologies", "genre", or "just published".
ProQuest Newsstand APPROPRIATE FOR: Adults

Over 150 dailies including state, regional, national, and international titles plus another 200 regional news sources. Search by subject, title, keyword, author, publication, and date.

Discussion List for ProQuest users and subscribers (Utah State Library only subscribes to theProQuest Newsstand sub-set of ProQuest Databases)
Searching ProQuest Direct A good tutorial developed by the Washington State University Library. Disregard the first few pages that have instructions on getting into the database at their university.
SIRS Knowledge Source

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SIRS Discoverer
APPROPRIATE FOR: Students, adults

SKS consists of four databases:
SIRS Researcher is a general reference database containing thousands of full-text articles exploring social, scientific, health, historic, business, economic, political and global issues.
SIRS Government Reporter provides current and historic government documents; landmark and recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions; information about federal departments, agencies, elected leaders and more.
SIRS Renaissance - Current Perspectives on the Arts & Humanities is a reference database providing current, dynamic information on Architecture & Design, Culture, Literature, Multimedia, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy & Religion and Visual Arts.

APPROPRIATE FOR: Elementary and middle school children

An award-winning database designed with the younger researcher in mind. This database is an interactive tool that strengthens research, reading, writing and computer skills. Because it includes middle and elementary curriculum topics, Discoverer can be easily integrated into classroom activities. It contains biographies, pictures, photo essays, country facts, maps, activities and more.
SIRS knowledge Source Online Tutorial.

SIRS Discoverer Online Tutorial