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eLibraryUSA provides patrons of Information Resource Centers (IRCs), American Corners (ACs), and Binational Centers (BNCs) with access to a broad range of online resources and databases. The collection includes resources about English language learning, study and travel to the United States, U.S. historical and cultural information, civil society, business and entrepreneurship, and science and technology.

Patrons can use the search box to search across the eLibraryUSA Document Library, InfoUSA, Academic and General OneFile, Business Source Premier, Project Gutenberg, Hathi Trust, and Public Library of Science.

In addition, eLibraryUSA offers access to about 20 other authoritative databases, including English Language Learner, Encyclopedia Britannica, the Gale Virtual Reference Library, and more. All of the eLibraryUSA databases can be searched individually and are listed in the menu to the right.

Alphabetical List of eLibraryUSA Databases

Academic Search Premier

This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 8,500 journals, including full text for more than 4,600 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.

Business Source Premier
Business Source Premier is the industry’s most used business research database, providing full text for more than 2,300 journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed titles. This database provides full text back to 1886, and searchable cited references back to 1998.

CQ Global Researcher
Reports covering the most current and controversial global issues of the day, from 1923 to the present.

CQ Researcher Online
Reports covering current and controversial issues in the United States, from 1923 to the present.

ebrary (includes e-Libro and e-Livro)
Online, full-text collection of over 20,000 books in English, and 35,000 books in Spanish and Portuguese. Covers a wide range of topics, including sociology, psychology, history, political science, medicine, language and literature, philosophy and religion, education, business, the hard sciences and more.

Encyclopedia Britannica

Basic introduction to over 75,000 different topics, including encyclopedia articles, maps, news, definitions, and statistics.

Encyclopedia Britannica for Kids
Perfect for students 8 years and above, this resource includes thousands of images, videos, animated time lines and of course, encyclopedia articles. It also has learning activities for English and language arts, mathematics, science and social studies.

English Language Learner
This mult-purpose information resource is designed for middle/high school students and those that are new to the English language. ELL Referrence Center will help English language learners to succeed academically and in everday life by providing assistance as they conduct research, build their background knowledge and develop study skills.

Fuente Academica
Fuente Academica offers more than 450 scholarly journals from Latin America, Portugal and Spain. All major subject areas are covered with particular emphasis on agriculture, biological sciences, economics, history, law, literature, philosophy, psychology, public administration, religion and sociology.

Gale Academic OneFile
This database provides access to over 42 million journal articles going back to 1980. It focuses on the subjects of physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, and literature.

Gale Directory Library
The Gale Directory Library hosts a variety of directory products. Use it to search, sort and export information from both current directory editions as well as prior editions that are maintained as searchable backfiles. Multiple directories can be cross-searched or users can mine individual directories for the particular kinds of data they contain, such as financial information for companies, circulation figures for publications, and much more.

Gale General OneFile
Contains full text of over 7,800 titles going back to 1980. GeneralOneFile includes an archive of New York Times going back to 1985, as well as over 500 travel guides from Fodor’s and other publishers.

Gale Science in Context

Gale Science in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of today’s most significant science topics. Gale’s authoritative reference content is merged with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7.

Global Issues in Context
Global Issues in Context offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Featured are hundreds of continuously updated issue and country portals that bring together a variety of specially selected, highly relevant sources for analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, and cultural issues. Each of these gateway pages includes an overview, unique “perspectives” articles written by local experts, reference, periodical, primary source and statistical information. Rich multimedia – including podcasts, video, and interactive graphs – enhance each portal. Use Browse Issues and Topics, Country Finder, Basic Search or Advanced Search to explore the database.

The Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources focuses on the physical, social, and economic aspects of environmental issues. Topic, organization, and country portals form research centers around issues covering energy systems, health care, agriculture, climate change, population, and econo mic development. Portals include authoritative analysis, academic journals, news, case studies, legislation, conference proceedings, primary source documents, statistics, and rich multimedia. Use Browse Issues and Topics, World Map, Basic Search or Advanced Search to explore the database.

Grzimek’s Animals Online
A digital version of the original 17-volume encyclopedia, Grzimek’s Animal Life includes the orignal 9,000-plus pages of peer-reviewed articles and photos, as well as video materials.

Offers a multimedia guide to HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention. Includes information on HIV testing and dealing with the realities of living with HIV and AIDS.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts and Full Text

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings. This database also contains full text for more than 300 journals. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s.

Literature Resource Center

Literature Resource Center is a comprehensive database on literary topics, authors, and their works. Includes full-text scholarly articles from more than 360 academic journals and literary magazines, full text of thousands of poems and short stories published in contemporary journals and magazines, and book reviews and biographical essays.

Literary Resource Center
Literary Reference Center is a comprehensive database that provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. It has been specifically designed for public libraries, secondary schools, junior/community colleges, and undergraduate research.

LitFinder is a repository of full-text literary works, including around 150,000 poems, short stories, plays and speeches.

Pop Culture Universe
An authoritative digital library of information on American and world poplular culture, past and present, in a dynamic package. Built on hundresds of award-winning titles for all levels of researchers, PCU provides a safe haven for investigating topics that appeal to students-without the bias, advertising, suggestive content, or questionable authorship of commercial of fan sites.

Regional Business News
This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

Teen Health and Wellness
Provides teenagers and preteens with straightforward information about such topics as diseases, drugs and alcohol, nutrition, mental health, personal finances and more.