Libraries

 Troy University Libraries

The Troy University Libraries help the University fulfill its mission by providing access to information resources in multiple formats and through expert reference assistance. The Troy University Libraries are committed to building collections that support classroom instruction and help prepare TROY students to meet future opportunities and challenges.

In its role as a facilitator of active learning the Libraries of Troy University regularly host lectures, programs, displays, and films. The physical libraries on the Dothan, Montgomery, and Troy campuses have collections of more than 90,000, 35,000, and 200,000 bound volumes, respectively. In addition to physical materials, all of the libraries provide access to over 200 databases, including those that allow access to books, reference works, journal and newspaper articles, audio-visual sources including streaming video, and numeric data via computers, tablets, and smart phones. The interlibrary loan (ILL) service enables students to obtain materials which are not available locally or through the Library's digital collections.

Students at all of the campus libraries have access to study spaces; computer workstations; opportunities to print, and photocopy; and wireless access for electronic devices. Assistance with library resources is available in person or by telephone, email, and online chat (during the hours of operation of the Troy Campus Library). The Troy University Library on the Troy campus is a Federal Depository Library and it allows all users, including the general public, to access government documents freely. The Troy University reference librarians provide assistance and instruction by means of library guides, bibliographies, and tutorials; and live, librarian-led instructional sessions. Online guides include links to Web sites relevant to the academic programs.

DOTHAN CAMPUS LIBRARY
Hours
Sunday Closed
Monday - Tuesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday - Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
MONTGOMERY CAMPUS LIBRARY
Hours
Sunday 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday - Wednesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday Closed
TROY CAMPUS LIBRARY
Hours
Sunday 2:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday - Wednesday 7:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Library Events

2019

01/28 Troy The 2019 Mitchell-McPherson Lecture in Southern History, hosted by Dr. Marty Olliff, will feature Dr. Sylviane Diouf discussing the voyage of the last slave ship to bring enslaved Africans to the US (The Clotilda, 1859, Mobile, AL) and the lives of those people before and after Emancipation. Many stayed in the Mobile area and created Africatown. The last survivor of the voyage, Cudjo Lewis, was the source of a recently published posthumous study by Zora Neale Hurston.
Dr. Diouf is the author of many books, among them the award winning Dreams of Africa in Alabama upon which she will base her lecture.
5-6 pm Claudia Crosby Theater. Free and open to the public.

 


Additional Information

All active students, faculty, and staff have access to electronic resources. The Troy University reference librarians provide assistance and instruction by means of library guides, bibliographies, and tutorials; and live, librarian-led instructional sessions. Online guides include links to Web sites relevant to the academic programs.

Library databases include content from major information services providers such as Alexander Street Press, American Psychological Association, Cabell’s International, Cambridge University Press, Ebsco, Elsevier, Films on Demand, Gale, Joanna Briggs Institute, JSTOR, Project MUSE, ProQuest, and more.

Library databases:

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A-Z Index of U.S. Government Agencies is an index of departments, agencies, bureaus, committees, offices, and the three branches of U.S. government: legislative, judicial, and executive.

 ABI Inform Collection features over 4,055 journals, forming a business database package that offers more than 2,965 full-text titles covering business and economic conditions, corporate strategies, management techniques, as well as competitive and product information.

Academic Search Complete contains more than 6,100 full-text periodicals, including more than 5,100 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 10,100 journals and a total of more than 10,600 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc.

Academic Video Online includes scholarly video material of virtually every type: documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs and newsreels, field recordings, commercials, demonstrations, and original and raw footage.

AccessMedicine provides students, residents, clinicians, researchers, and health professionals with access to more than 50 medical titles, updated content, thousands of images and illustrations, interactive self-assessment, case files, and diagnostic tools.

 AccessPediatrics covers the entire span of pediatric practice, from neonatology through adolescent medicine. Updated regularly and optimized for viewing on any device, this comprehensive online pediatric resource provides instant access to information essential for completing evaluation, diagnosis, and case management decisions, as well as for pursuing research or self-assessment and board review.                 

AccessScience featuring fully searchable content from McGraw-Hill's Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, 10th Edition. The new generation of AccessScience gathers and synthesizes vast amounts of information, and organizes it to give you fast, easy and accurate access to authoritative articles in all major areas of science and technology.     

ACLS Humanities E-Book is a digital collection of 2,200 full-text titles offered by the American College of Learned Sciences (ACLS) in collaboration with fourteen learned societies, nearly 100 contributing publishers, and librarians at the University of Michigan's Scholarly Publishing Office.

African Diaspora, 1860-Present allows scholars to discover the migrations, communities, and ideologies of the African Diaspora through the voices of people of African descent. With a focus on communities in the Caribbean, Brazil, India, United Kingdom, and France, the collection includes never-before digitized primary source documents, including personal papers, organizational papers, journals, newsletters, court documents, letters, and ephemera.

AHFS Consumer Medication Information is a source for patient drug information in both English and Spanish. Published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, it includes more than a thousand drug information monographs written in lay language.

Alt HealthWatch focuses on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers full text articles from more than 180 international, and often peer-reviewed journals and reports. In addition, there are hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts.            

American Antiquarian Society (AAS). EBSCO partners with American Antiquarian Society (AAS), the premier library documenting the life of America's people from the Colonial Era through the Civil War and Reconstruction, to provide digital access to the most comprehensive collection of American periodicals published between 1684 and 1912.              

American Chemical Society Web. The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society provides the worldwide scientific community with a comprehensive collection of the most-cited, peer-reviewed journals in the chemical and related sciences.

Apolitical is a policy resource and network used by public servants in 140+ countries. Available to students as a free weekly email roundup of global government innovation and public service perspectives. Sign up through the website to subscribe covers topics including, but not limited to, gender equality, government innovation, health and technology, energy and the environment.

ArchiveGrid. Search for historical documents, personal papers and family histories held in archives throughout the world. ArchiveGrid is an online service that provides access to detailed archival collection descriptions. It includes nearly a million descriptions from more than 2,500 libraries, museums and archives worldwide.       

ArticleFirst. Offers searching and browsing of articles and tables of contents from thousands of journals. Contains bibliographic citations that describe items listed on the table of contents pages of journals in science, technology, medicine, social science, business, the humanities, and popular culture. Each record describes one article, news story, letter or other item.    

Associated Press Images Collection. 1,000,000+ current and historic captioned photos.  

Associations Unlimited. Locate international and U.S. national, regional, state, and local nonprofit membership organizations in all fields, including IRS data on U.S. 501(c) nonprofit organizations. Can be used to monitor association trends; identify related associations; networking; marketing to associations, their members and markets.            

Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination delivers new clinical skills videos featuring head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques, as well as OSCE clinical reasoning modules. Helps to prepare student for the patient encounter.

Biography & Genealogy Master Index (BGMI) contains names, birth/ death years, and bibliographic references to books containing material on that person and an indication of which books or articles include a portrait.          

Biological Science Database Provides access to a wide range of research in biomedicine, biotechnology, zoology and ecology and some aspects of agriculture and veterinary science. Supporting over two dozen areas of expertise, this database provides access to literature from over 6,000 serials, as well as conference proceedings, technical reports, monographs and selected books and patents.        

BioOne Complete is a full-text database of more than 200 leading journals in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences.   

Black Studies in Video is a black studies portfolio that brings together seminal documentaries, powerful interviews, and previously unavailable archival footage surveying the black experience. The collection contains 500 hours of film covering African American history, politics, art and culture, family structure, gender relationships, and social and economic issues.        

Black Thought and Culture contains 1,303 sources with 1,210 authors, covering the non-fiction published works of leading African Americans. Where possible the complete published non-fiction works are included, as well as interviews, journal articles, speeches, essays, pamphlets, letters and other fugitive material.  

Bloomberg Tax Analysis, news, podcasts, and practice tools covering federal tax issues and financial accounting.

Book Collection: Nonfiction. Contains informative abstracts and searchable full text for more than 4,400 popular nonfiction books. The database includes full text entries on core subject areas, as well as information on careers, health, sports, adventure, technology, life skills and more.          

Book Review Digest Plus brings together Book Review Digest with all the book review citations and full text of book reviews from eleven other H. W. Wilson indexes. A single book can have as little as one review citation and as much as a descriptive summary and many reviews with excerpts and full text, depending upon the coverage the book received in the reviewing literature.

Book Review Index Plus is a comprehensive source for book reviews from 1965 to the present and covers review published in nearly 500 periodicals and newspapers.            

Books in Print contains records for millions of in-print, out-of-print and forthcoming books, e-book, audio, and video titles. Reviews are included when available. Areas are available for searching forthcoming books, children's books, and fiction. Lists of bestsellers and awards can be searched and biographical information on more than 11,000 authors is provided. A directory of publishers, distributors, agents, and wholesalers is available.     

Britannica Academic delivers fast and easy access to high-quality, comprehensive information. The combination of Encyclopedia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools provides a variety of reliable sources.

Bureau of Economic Analysis is a division of the U.S. federal government's Department of Commerce that is responsible for the analysis and reporting of economic data used to confirm and predict economic trends and business cycles. Their reports are the foundation upon which many economic policy decisions are made by government.         

Bureau of Labor Statistics is a research agency of the U.S. Department of Labor; it compiles statistics on hours of work, average hourly earnings, employment and unemployment, consumer prices and many other variables.

Business Insights: Essentials brings together company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies. Find detailed company and industry news and information.

Business Market Research Collection. Conduct company, industry, economic and geopolitical market research with information from these sources: Hoover's Company Profiles information about global public and non-public companies including financials, competitors, and more; OxResearch succinct articles covering regional economic and political developments of significance from faculty at Oxford, other leading universities, and think-tanks.

Business Source Complete provides full text for more than 3.800 journals, including more than 2,000 peer-reviewed business publications back to 1886, and searchable cited references back to 1998.

Business Source Complete Enhanced Business Search Interface. Provides full text for more than 3.800 journals, including more than 2,000 peer-reviewed business publications back to 1886, and searchable cited references back to 1998. More than 11,000 case studies; More than 1,150,000 company profiles; Over 2,500 market research reports; More than 3,700 SWOT analyses; More than 7,400 industry reports.

Cabells Scholarly Analytics provides manuscript and review process guidelines, journal quality metrics, submission criteria and all the other information researchers might need to match their manuscripts with the journals most likely to be interested in publishing their work.

 Cambridge Histories Online. This historical reference compendium allows instant access to the renowned texts of the Cambridge Histories series. With access to the most up to date and authoritative scholarly content a valuable resource, for undergraduates, graduates, lecturers and researchers alike.      

Career and Technical Education: Health & Medicine is a source for vocational information. The database includes over 600 titles, with more than 500 available in full text.    

Catalog of Government Publications (CGP). Find federal publications that includes descriptive records for historical and current publications and links to those that are online. Users can search by authoring agency, title, subject, and general key word, or an "Advanced Search" option. You can find a Federal Depository Library that has a particular publication. CCH Accounting Research Manager contains expert-written analytical accounting, auditing, governmental, internal controls and SEC information, and primary source data. Updated daily, it provides current, complete and objective resource for financial reporting.  

CCH Accounting Research Manager contains expert-written analytical accounting, auditing, governmental, internal controls and SEC information, and primary source data. Updated daily, it provides current, complete and objective resource for financial reporting.           

Chicago Manual of Style Online. Completely searchable and easy to use, The Chicago Manual of Style Online provides recommendations on editorial style and publishing practices for the digital age. Now offering the full contents of the 17th and 16th editions, it is the must-have reference for everyone who works with words.

CINAHL Complete Cumulative Index to Nursing And Health Literature Complete is the world's largest source of full text for nursing and allied health journals, providing full text for more than 1,300 journals indexed in CINAHL. It also provides indexing for more than 5,500 journals, and includes additional nursing and allied health research material, health care books, select conference proceedings, evidence-based care sheets and quick lesson disease overviews.        

Clase and Periodica. CLASE indexes documents published in Latin American and Caribbean journals specializing in social sciences and humanities. PERIODICA covers journals specializing in science and technology. CLASE and PERIODICA offer access to more than 455,000 citations from documents published in 2,700 selected scholarly journals in Spanish, Portuguese, French, and English.        

Cochrane Library contains high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. It includes reliable evidence from systematic reviews, clinical trials, and more.        

Columbia Granger's World of Poetry Online contains 250,000 poems in full text and 450,000 citations, numbers that will continually expand with each update. The poems in full text are the most widely-read in the English language, as well as in Spanish, French, German, and Italian. Included also is poetry in Portuguese, Polish, Yiddish, Welsh, Gaelic, and other Celtic languages, as well as poems in the ancient languages: Anglo-Saxon, Provencal and Latin.

Communication & Mass Media Complete.  Covers communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study. CMMC offers cover-to-cover ( core ) indexing and abstracts for more than 570 journals, and selected ( priority ) coverage of nearly 200 more, for a combined coverage of more than 770 titles. This database includes full text for over 450 journals.    

Computing Database. Scholarly journals, trade publications, and consumer titles covering topics such as artificial intelligence, automation, gaming, graphics, networking, security, database management, systems administration, information science and hardware.

Consumer Health Database covers a range of subjects of value in the public library context - from sports injuries to women's health, from food and nutrition to midwifery, from eye care to dentistry. It includes important general medical journals such as The Lancet and The New England Journal of Medicine as well as a strong selection of consumer and news magazines.

Contemporary Authors Online provides complete biographical and bibliographical information and references on more than 120,000 U.S. and international authors whose entries appear in Contemporary Authors and Contemporary Authors New Revision Series. Updated monthly, it allows users to search for an author by name, title of work, nationality, date and place of birth and death, subject/genre, personal and career information, awards and honors, and more.                

Credo Online Reference Service. Full text articles and images from reference materials (encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, atlases, and more). Links to articles from magazines, newspapers, and journals found in other library databases.        

Criminal Justice Collection. A comprehensive collection supporting criminal justice.              

CSSM (Case Studies in Sport Management) is a peer-reviewed journal focusing on the publication of teaching case studies related to the sport management discipline. The purpose of Case Studies in Sport Management is to enhance pedagogy in the discipline through the dissemination of teaching cases across varied topics consistent with the COSMA Common Professional Component topical areas, including sport management, marketing, finance, and law.

Data and Statistics about the U.S. Find data about the U.S., such as maps and population, demographic, and economic data.

Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online provides nearly 10,000 biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of the world's most influential literary figures from all eras and genres.

Digital Commons Network is an open access database containing over 600,000 articles from 265 institutions. Curated by university librarians and their supporting institutions, it contains disciplines and subject areas from Architecture to Zoology. This resource includes peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work.

Digital Scores and Libretti searches digitized special collections of Harvards Loeb Music Library for rare or unique manuscripts, and first and early editions of music from the 17th-early 20th centuries.

Digital Theatre Plus Includes complete, recently-filmed stage productions of plays, musicals, and operas from the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Young Vic, and other well-known West End companies and venues. The Productions tab lists all available productions. In addition to the performance videos, Digital Theatre Plus includes Making Theatre interviews with cast and crew on creative and technical production, as well as study guides.

Dun & Bradstreet Key Business Ratios cover all critical areas of business performance -- solvency, efficiency, and profitability -- of public and private companies, broken down by Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code. Industry norms and business ratios are a staple part of any company or industry analysis because they measure the relationship between financial values in a company's balance sheet and income statement.

eBook Collection provides access to thousands of scholarly, reference, and professional full-text books in electronic format from the world's leading university presses and commercial publishers.

ECO Electronic Collections Online An OCLC bibliographic index collection of scholarly journals.

EconLit with Full Text contains all of the indexing available in EconLit in addition to full text for hundreds of journals including the American Economic Association journals (American Economic Review, Journal of Economic Literature, and Journal of Economic Perspectives).It also contains many non-English full-text journals in economics & finance and volume and issue browsing is available for all full-text journals.

Education Database gives users access to over 760 top educational publications, including more than 600 of the titles in full text. 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.

Emerald Insight Peer-reviewed journals and books (limited content) across all areas of business: primarily Human Resources, Learning and Organization Studies, Operations, Logistics and Quality. Other subjects include public policy, sociology, education, tourism and hospitality, and environmental studies.

Encyclopedia of Alabama is an online resource on Alabama history, culture, geography, and natural environment. This site offers articles on Alabama's famous people, historic events, sports, art, literature, industry, government, plant and animal life, agriculture, recreation, and much more.

English Historical Documents is the most comprehensive, annotated collection of documents on British (not in reality just English) history ever compiled. Conceived during the Second World War with a view to ensuring the most important historical documents remained available and accessible in perpetuity, the first volume came out in 1953, and the most recent volume almost sixty years later.   

Environment Complete offers coverage in applicable areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more.

ERIC. ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, contains more than 1.3 million records and links to more than 323,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966.         

Ethnic NewsWatch features newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic and minority press, providing researchers access to essential, often overlooked perspectives. With titles dating from 1990, ENW presents a comprehensive, full-text collection of more than 1.8 million articles from more than 315 publications offering both national and regional coverage.  

Europeana searches for digitized books, manuscripts, photographs, paintings, film, maps, sound recordings, and other material held by a range of Europe's libraries, archives, museums and galleries.          

Evidence-Based Medicine systematically searches a wide range of international medical journals applying strict criteria for the validity of research. Experts critically appraise the validity of the most clinically relevant articles and summarize them including commentary on their clinical applicability.             

Evidence-Based Nursing. Published quarterly, the purpose of Evidence-Based Nursing is to select from the health related literature research studies and reviews that report important advances relevant to best nursing practice. The clinical relevance and rigor of the studies is assessed to identify research that is relevant to nursing.     

Explora General information database covering multiple subjects. search popular and scholarly magazines, reference books, images, primary sources, AP videos and more.

FAITS-Faulkner Advisory for IT Studies a library of reports covering technology areas such as IT infrastructure, telecom, data networking, wireless communications, security, enterprise systems, the Internet and World Wide Web, as well as technology vendors.                         

Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index covers journal articles, book reviews, and essays in books about women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages.          

Films on Demand is a library of thousands of streaming videos across all disciplines.

Financial Accounting Standards Board

Free Government Information provides free government information through collaboration, education, advocacy, and research. Includes access to state and national government information and access to public papers on government information.               

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia. For students and adults alike, the New World Encyclopedia database indexes over 25,000 records, covering an array of topics.

Gale Academic OneFile is a source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995.

Gale General OneFile A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images.

Gale Health and Wellness Offers access to full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and much more. Material is intended for informational purposes only.

Gale in Context: Biography offers authoritative reference content alongside magazine and journal articles, primary sources, videos, audio podcasts, and images.

Gale in Context: Environmental Studies is a online resource that focuses on the academic study of sustainability and the environment.

Gale in Context: Global Issues 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.

Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints Features viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazine, academic journal, and newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts, and links to Websites. New to the database are Lexile reading levels for periodicals and an integrated national and state curriculum standards search with content correlated to the standards.

Gale Literary Sources brings together the literary databases: Contemporary Authors Online, Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online, Literature Criticism Online, Literature Resource Center, Litfinder, Scribner Writers Series, Something About the Author Online, and Twayne's Authors Series.       

Gale OneFile: Agriculture Access to current and authoritative content that spans the agricultural industry -- from practical aspects of farming to cutting edge scientific research in horticulture. 

Gale OneFile: Business provides coverage of all business disciplines, including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and strategy, as well as business theory and practice. Users will understand the activities of companies and industries worldwide through business and trade publications, complemented by a selection of international, U.S., and regional news publications.

Gale OneFile: Communications and Mass Media Full-text from journals focused on all aspects of the communications field. Key subjects covered include: advertising and public relations, literature and writing, linguistics, and more.

Gale OneFile: Computer Science provides access to leading business and technical publications in the computer, telecommunications, and electronics industries. The database includes more than 600 journals and periodicals, providing information on computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications, and the application of technology.

Gale OneFile: Contemporary Women's Issues is a multidisciplinary, full-text database of articles from mainstream periodicals, the alternative press, and other hard-to-find sources, with a focus on the issues that influence women's lives around the world. Issues covered include domestic violence, employment and the workplace, gender equity, family, reproductive health, and human rights. Records are indexed by subject, region, article type, and publication type.

Gale OneFile: Criminal Justice is a comprehensive database of U.S. and international criminal justice journals. It provides research support for students interested in careers in criminal justice, law enforcement, corrections administration, drug enforcement, rehabilitation, family law, and industrial security. It includes abstract and indexing for 240 titles, with more than 80 available in full-text.

Gale OneFile: Economics and Theory offers instant access to full-text academic journals and magazines--with a strong emphasis on titles covered in the EconLit bibliographic index. It includes more than 1,800 titles.

Gale OneFile: Educators Reference Complete This collection of more than 1,100 periodicals and 200 reports resource for any educator--from the school teacher and administrator to those studying in the field at the collegiate and graduate level. Seeks to provide full text for titles in the Eric database and covers multiple levels of education from preschool to college, and every educational specialty--such as technology, bilingual education, health education, and testing. It also provides insight on issues in administration, funding, and policy.

Gale OneFile: Entrepreneurship Ideal for business schools and entrepreneurs, Small Business Collection is updated daily and provides insights, tips, strategies, and success stories. Users find more than 500 subject-appropriate, active, full-text periodicals.

Gale OneFile: Environmental Studies and Policy provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and other reference sources covering environmental issues and policies. The database includes diverse perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policymakers, and corporate interests.

Gale OneFile: Gender Studies provides coverage of this significant aspect of culture and society. The database offers access to scholarly journals and magazines covering topics including gender studies, family and marital issues, and more.

Gale OneFile: Health and Medicine Created specifically for students, knowledgeable consumer health researchers, and health care professionals. Contains more than 2,500 embargo-free, full-text periodicals, reference books, pamphlets, and hundreds of videos demonstrating medical procedures and live surgeries.

Gale OneFile: Hospitality and Tourism With current content from over 500 industry journals, this collection provides coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism field, while also allowing for focused study of specialized aspects of the industry - including cultural aspects of travel, leisure activities, economic aspects of tourism, and more.

Gale OneFile: Information Science Created for library science students, information science and technology professionals. It is updated daily with articles covering all aspects of managing and maintaining information and technology, including usability, cataloging, circulation, business information, and more.

Gale OneFile: Informe Académico A collection of Hispanic magazines with full text. Covers business, health, technology, culture, current topics and other subjects.

Gale OneFile: LegalTrac provides indexing for more than 1,400 titles including major law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals and international legal journals. Dates of coverage: 1980 to present.

Gale OneFile: Military and Intelligence provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and reports covering all aspects of the past and current state of military affairs. The database offers content in key subject areas including governmental policies, the socioeconomic effects of war, the structure of the armed forces, and more.

Gale OneFile: News Search a collection of more than 1,000 newspapers, translate articles into 11 different languages, and create email alerts.

Gale OneFile: Nursing and Allied Health Contains nearly nearly 4.2 million articles and is designed for nursing students, physicians assistant students, and researchers in allied health fields who are looking for answers related to the specialized care, treatment and management of all sorts of patients.

Gale OneFile: Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine provides access to academic journals and magazines covering the fields of physical therapy, physical fitness, and sports medicine. The database offers a wide spectrum of information, including proven treatment techniques, experimental research, and more.

Gale OneFile: Pop Culture Studies provides access to scholarly journals and magazines that both analyze and contribute to popular culture. The database offers useful information for researchers in social science, history, art or liberal arts courses.

Gale OneFile: Psychology full-text psychology focused collection of academic resources.

Gale OneFile: Religion and Philosophy Collection features a selection of more than 200 magazines and academic journals--everything from Anglican Journal to Zygon--covering religion and the related areas of philosophy and anthropology. Coverage, which includes more than 1.1 million articles updated daily, begins as early as 1980 for indexing and 1983 for periodical full text.

Gale OneFile: U.S. History is useful both to the novice historian and to the advanced academic researcher, providing full-text, balanced coverage of both current thoughts on events in U.S. history as well as scholarly work established in the field.

Gale OneFile: War and Terrorism A collection for students of history, social science and current events. Researchers will gain valuable insight to conflicts and their cause as well as their impact and how they are perceived on a global scale.

Gale OneFile: World History Collection provides access to scholarly journals and magazines useful to both novice historians as well as advanced academic researchers. The database offers balanced coverage of events in world history and scholarly work being established in the field.

Gale PowerSearch (Gale Databases Combined) Simultaneously search many databases from the Gale company. Provides broad subject coverage. Similar databases include Ebsco Databases Combined and ProQuest Central.

Gale Primary Sources. Bringing together a collection of scholarly and historic resources including: American Historical Periodicals, Archives Unbound, Nineteenth Century Collections Online, and Political Extremism & Radicalism.

Gale Virtual Reference Library is an online collection of reference eBooks including encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. The collection contains the following subjects: art, biography, business, education, environment, history, information and publishing, law, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, nation and world, religion, science, social science, and technology.                      

Gender Studies Collection provides coverage of this significant aspect of culture and society. The database offers access to scholarly journals and magazines covering topics including gender studies, family and marital issues, and more.       

General OneFile. A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. 

govinfo site provides free public access to hundreds of thousands of official publications from all three branches of government.                   

HaPI-Health and Psychosocial Instruments is a comprehensive bibliographic database providing information about behavioral measurement instruments. Additionally, instruments from Industrial/Organizational Behavior and Education are included.

Harvard Dataverse searches social science research data from around the world. Collections (called dataverses) include data sets from government entities, universities, and individual researchers. Data sets may be downloaded in multiple formats.

Health & Medical Collection combines the clinical research titles available in ProQuest Medical Library with hundreds of additional consumer and health administration titles. provides in-depth coverage from over 1,530 publications with over 1,270 available in full text and of these, over 910 include MEDLINE¨ indexing. The journals cover all major clinical and healthcare disciplines, including medical sciences, immunology, pharmacy and pharmacology, nursing, physical fitness and hygiene, surgery, and others.  

Healthcare Administration Database is designed for researchers studying the field of health administration. This healthcare management content provides reliable and relevant information on a wide range of topics, including: hospitals, personnel management, ethics, health economics and public health administration among others.        

Health Source: Consumer Edition is a collection of consumer health information providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines.    

Health Source: Nursing and Academic Edition provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Also features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.

HeinOnline is a legal research collection that features full-text searching of scholarly legal and criminal justice periodicals, laws and regulations, case law, treaties and agreements, and related materials. Coverage includes the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, as well as a selection of other foreign and international law resources. Pages are reproduced exactly as they appear in their print counterpart, including all graphics, footnotes, and page numbers.

Henry Stewart Talks: The Business & Management Collection Video Lectures & Case Studies contains over 900 online lectures, and case studies by leading experts from commerce, industry, the professions, and academia. Topics include marketing, global management, leadership, finance, operations, strategy, and more.  

History Reference Center is a comprehensive full text history reference database designed for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges, and undergraduate research. It offers full text from more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover to cover full text for more than 150 history periodicals, nearly 57,000 historical documents, more than 78,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 113,000 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.      

Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) is the nations premier collection of documents related to homeland security policy, strategy, and organizational management. The HSDL is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Securitys National Preparedness Directorate, FEMA and the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security. 

HSTAT-Health Services/Technology Assessment Texts via the National Library of Medicine is a resource of full-text documents that provide health information and support health care decision making. HSTAT's audience includes health care providers, health service researchers, policy makers, payers, consumers and the information professionals who serve these groups.         

Humanities International Complete contains the full text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world. This database includes all data from Humanities International Index (more than 2,100 journals and 2.47 million records). The database includes full text for more than 890 journals.

IBISWorld. Provides access to Industry Market Research Reports and Industry Risk Ratings, covering over 790 industries at the 5-digit NAICS level - more than 97% of the U.S. economy.     

Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia. A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia seeks to make available to all who are interested in Jewish history and culture the varied accomplishments of Jewish women and their many contributions to the Jewish historical experience over the course of the past three millennia.  

Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database. This database covers a wide range of medical, nursing, and health science specialties and includes a unique suite of information that's been prepared by expert reviewers at the JBI. It includes evidence summaries, evidence-based recommended practices, best practice information sheets, systematic reviews, consumer information sheets, systematic review protocols and technical reports.           

Journal of Military and Government Counseling. The Military and Government Counseling Association ( MGCA) was developed in an effort to reach out to governmental workers operating in Federal, State, and Local agencies. Their aim was to enhance their American Counseling Association (ACA) membership and allow for more networking opportunities. Additionally, the development of MGCA ensured that counselors and educators in government were included within ACA.

JSTOR - Arts and Sciences Collections consists of articles gathered from over 780 academic and scholarly journals. The collections cover a wide variety of topics in the sciences and the humanities. All articles are full text. Users can search the entire set at once or search subsets of journals by broad subject disciplines     

JSTOR - Global Plants is an online environment that provides access to foundational content vital to plant science - plant type specimens, taxonomic structures, scientific literature, and related materials. This new environment includes hundreds of thousands of type specimens, paintings, drawings, correspondence, and supporting materials.  

LearningExpress Library (LEL) comprehensive, interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series. Includes ASVAB, CLEP, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MAT, MCAT, Nursing School Entrance, NCLEX, PCAT, Praxis I&II, TEAS, and TOEIC.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts indexes more than 500 core journals, more than 50 priority journals, and 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s.

Lippincott Adviser. Written by nurses for nurses, Lippincott Advisor is an expanding collection of more than 16,000 evidence-based entries and patient teaching handouts.

Literature Criticism Online is an extensive compilation of literary commentary; the scholarly and popular commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books and periodicals in a format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals.             

Literature Resource Center. Research authors and their works, literary movements and genres. Search across several major Literature databases to find full text of literary works, journal articles, literature criticism, reviews, biographical information and overviews.     

LitFinder. Covering world literature and authors throughout history, contains a wealth of literary works including over 150,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. Also includes secondary materials like biographies, images, and more.          

Magill's Literary Annual Online, access to Magill's Literary Annuals from 1977 to 2010. The goal of the annual has been to critically evaluate two-hundred major works of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction published during the previous year.

MANGO Languages uses real-life situations and actual conversations to more effectively teach a new language. By listening and repeating material designed from native conversations, you'll not only learn the individual words and phrases, you'll know how they're used in practical situations and conversations. Offers foreign languages for English speakers and ESL courses for non-English speakers.

Marketline Advantage. Provides business news, opinion, and latest published reports help users to understand key trends and events, while qualitative and quantitative data and analysis support business research programs.

MAS Ultra - School Edition. Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for more than 500 popular, high school magazines. Provides more than 360 full text reference books, 85,670 biographies, 105,783 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 400,972 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and expanded full text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.

MasterFILE Premier. Designed specifically for public libraries, this database provides full text for nearly 1,750 general reference publications with information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, also includes nearly 500 full text reference books, full text from 86,017 biographies, 105,786 full text primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 400,972 photos, maps and flags.

MathSciNet offers access to a database of reviews, abstracts and bibliographic information for much of the mathematical sciences literature. Over 100,000 new items are added each year, most of them classified according to the Mathematics Subject Classification. Authors are uniquely identified (by their MR Author ID), enabling a search for publications by individual author rather than by name string.

MEDLINE- EBSCO interface. Provides 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 uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 5,400 current biomedical journals.      

MEDLINE 1946 to Present-Ovid Interface. Updated daily, MEDLINE on OvidSP offers you up to the minute access to the latest bibliographic citations and author abstracts from more than 5,500 biomedicine and life sciences journals.         

Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print includes timely, consumer-oriented test reviews, providing evaluative information to promote and encourage informed test selection. TIP serves as a comprehensive bibliography to commercially available tests that are currently in print in the English language.

Mergent Archives is an online database featuring a vast, indexed collection of more than a century’s worth of global corporate and industry related documents. This collection contains hundreds of thousands of reports covering over 100 countries and industries. Mergent Archives uses a reliable and easy-to-navigate system designed to meet your historical research needs.

Mergent Online. Provides comprehensive company data for U.S. and International public and private companies (~35,000 public companies and ~23 million private companies) , including SEC filings (US only) and current and historical annual reports for U.S. and International public companies. To search the ~23 million private companies, select D&B Private Company Database.

Middle Search Plus provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Middle Search Plus also contains 84,774 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 400,972 photos, maps and flags.

Military & Government Collection offers 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. Provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals and indexing and abstracts for nearly 400 titles.

Military Database. Scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, government publications, and more.  

MLA Directory of Periodicals offers detailed information on over 5,500 journals, with 4,400 currently indexed in the International Bibliography. The detailed entries include editorial contact information, as well as frequency, circulation, subscription prices and submission guidelines.

MLA International Bibliography with Full Text offers a detailed bibliography of journal articles, books and dissertations. Dating back to the 1920s it contains over 1.8 million citations from more than 4,400 journals & series and 1,000 book publishers. The indexed materials coverage is international and includes almost 60 titles from J-STOR's language and literature collection as well as links to full text.

Music Index is a comprehensive guide to music periodicals and literature featuring digitized content from 1970 to present. This database contains cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts of articles about music, musicians, and the music industry for more than 475 periodicals, as well as book reviews, obituaries, news, and selective coverage for more than 230 periodicals.

National Archives The United States National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is an independent agency of the United States government charged with preserving and documenting government and historical records and with increasing public access to those documents.

National Guideline Clearinghouse is a comprehensive database of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and related documents. NGC is an initiative of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.   

NAXOS Music Library. Offers the world's largest online classical music library, with streaming access to more than 120,000 CDs of both the standard and rare repertoire in all genres. The library offers the complete Naxos and Marco Polo catalogs plus the complete catalogs or selected titles from over 650 other recording labels, with more labels joining monthly. Also includes some jazz, world, and pop/rock music.    

NAXOS Music Library Jazz. Aimed at jazz music enthusiasts, provides an expanding, mixed selection of streamed recordings by over 32,000 artists from jazz legends to contemporary jazz on over 200 labels, including Blue Note Records, Warner, EMI, and Fantasy.     

New York Times        

News & Newspapers. Searches ten different newspaper databases, including New York Times, Atlanta Journal & Constitution, Canadian Newsstream, Ethnic Newswatch, International Newsstream, USA Today, US Newstream, The Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post.      

Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for 35 national & international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for 375 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are also provided.

Newspapers.com. Historical newspapers archive from the 1700s into the 2000s containing thousands of well-known regional, state, and small local newspapers from the United States and other countries.

Niche Academy This resource is a professional development tool to help you become more comfortable with electronic resources to which the library has access. These tutorials will guide you through some of our databases, as well as other resources and software you may use.

Nineteenth Century Collections Online is a multi-year global digitization and publishing program focusing on primary source collections of the long nineteenth century. The content is sourced from the world's preeminent libraries and archives. It consists of monographs, newspapers, pamphlets, manuscripts, ephemera, maps, photographs, statistics, and other kinds of documents in both Western and non-Western languages.      

North American Women's Letters and Diaries. includes the experiences of 1,325 women and 150,000 pages of diaries and letters. The materials have been carefully chosen using leading bibliographies, supplemented by customer requests and more than 7,000 pages of previously unpublished material. The collection also includes biographies and an extensive annotated bibliography of the sources in the database.          

Nursing & Allied Health Database provides users with healthcare information covering nursing, allied health, alternative and complementary medicine. Designed to meet the needs of researchers at healthcare facilities as well as nursing and allied health programs at academic institutions. Allied Health Source provides abstracting and indexing for more than 780 titles, with over 650 titles in full-text, plus more than 12,000 full text dissertations. 

Nursing Best Practice Guidelines. Best practice guidelines, although a recent phenomenon, have become a global movement in nursing. Funded as a multi-year project by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in 1999, the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) project is leading nursing's best practice guideline movement in Canada and reaching others abroad.            

OAIster is a union catalog of digital resources from over 1000 contributors worldwide. Items include digitized books and articles, born-digital texts, audio files, images, movies, and datasets. Collections include theses, technical reports, research papers, and image collections. These resources, often hidden from search engine users behind web scripts, are known as the "deep web."    

OpenAIRE. Large repository of open-access scholarship.     

OpenDissertations. Indexes thousands of theses and dissertations from throughout the world.  

Ovid Nursing Journals. Contains 99 full text nursing journals available only through Ovid.

Oxford English Dictionary. The Oxford English Dictionary is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. It traces the usage of words through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books.      

Oxford Reference Online Premium brings together language and subject reference works from one of the world's biggest reference publishers into a single cross-searchable resource. Offers over 175 fully-indexed, cross-searchable dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press.    

PapersFirst. Index of papers presented at conferences worldwide.            

Periodicals Archive Online (PAO). Millions of articles published in 557 periodicals in the humanities and social sciences. All titles start with Vol 1 no. 1.   

Political Extremism & Radicalism in the Twentieth Century: Far-Right and Left Political Groups in the U.S., Europe, and Australia. Combines content on far-right and fascist movements, alongside significant coverage of radical left groups, allowing researchers to access material from both sides, and providing points for comparison. Includes rare and unique archival collections sourced from distinguished libraries and archives across the world.

Political Science Database. Leading political science and international relations journals, providing full-text of many core titles indexed in Worldwide Political Science Abstracts. In addition, full-text doctoral dissertations on political science topics are included, together with working papers, conference proceedings, country profiles, political news and other sources.  

Primary Search, designed specifically for elementary school libraries and public library children's rooms, contains full text for more than 70 popular, elementary school magazines. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).        

ProceedingsFirst. Provides tables of contents of papers presented at conferences worldwide. Each record contains a list of the papers presented at each conference.              

Professional Development Collection provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. Also contains more than 200 educational reports.

    Pronunciator. Offers foreign languages for English speakers and English courses for non-English speakers. The foreign language courses for English speakers offer a Healthcare Course.

ProQuest Central Multidisciplinary database provides indexing of all periodicals the library subscribes to through ProQuest, including the full text of more than 6,000 scholarly journals. Includes content of the databases Academic Videos Online, ProQuest Ebook Central, and ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global.       

ProQuest Congressional provides access to historical and current Congressional information and publications on all aspects of legislation dealing with life and public policy. Topics include scientific undertakings, historical events, social welfare, economic conditions, communication policies, and an endless array of other subjects.         

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.    

ProQuest Ebook Central. All of the titles you find here can be browsed, read online or downloaded to your PC or laptop. Our Full Record pages will give you comprehensive access information for each title.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Atlanta Daily World

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Baltimore Afro-American‎, The

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chicago Defender

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: New York Amsterdam News

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Norfolk Journal and Guide‎

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Pittsburgh Courier

ProQuest History Vault: NAACP Papers provides a comprehensive view of the NAACP's evolution, policies, and achievements from 1909-1970. Included are thousands of pages of minutes of directors' meetings, monthly reports from officers to the board of directors, proceedings of the annual business meetings, significant records of the association's annual conferences, plus voluminous special reports on a wide range of issues.            

ProQuest History Vault: Workers and Labor Unions. Features collections on American workers in the 20th Century with a focus on the interaction between the U.S. federal government and American workers. A particular strength of this category is its coverage of strikes and radical labor unions in the first half of the 20th Century.               

ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source Video Training Programs. Database cover topics such as health care safety, emergency planning, checking vital signs and more. Videos are available in flash format, and are broken down into chaptered clips for easy study. Videos are indexed for reliable search results and can be viewed in document view or downloaded.

ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States summarizes statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.              

PsycARTICLES, from the American Psychological Association (APA), is a source of full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology. The database contains over 150,000 articles from nearly 80 journals published by the APA, and its imprint the Educational Publishing Foundation (EPF), and from allied organizations including the Canadian Psychology Association and Hogrefe Publishing Group.

PsycBOOKS, from the American Psychological Association (APA), is a database of approximately 32,000 chapters in PDF from over 2,000 books published by APA and other publishers, and includes digitized content of historical significance from the Archives of the History of American Psychology (AHAP) collection. It also contains close to 1,500 classic books of landmark historical impact in psychology dating from the 1600s, and the exclusive electronic release of more than 1,500 authored entries from APA/Oxford University Press Encyclopedia of Psychology.

Psychology Database. Provides abstracts and indexing for more than 640 titles, with over 540 titles available in full text. Includes 4,000 full text dissertations representing a wide range of psychology disciplines. Dissertation content is available for the years spanning 2000 through 2005. It encompasses a wide range of topics from leading psychology and psychosomatic publications.     

PsycINFO. The American Psychological Association's (APA) resource for abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health. It contains over 2.5 million citations and summaries dating as far back as the early 1800s.

PsycTESTS, produced by the American Psychological Association (APA), serves as a repository for a selection of psychological tests and measures, including thousands of actual test instruments and test items that are available for immediate download and use in research and teaching. It also provides access to a number of tests that are available in languages other than English. A source of information about tests of relevance to psychologists and professionals in related fields such as psychiatry, management, business, education, social science, neuroscience, law, medicine, and social work. Coverage spans more than a century.

PTSDpubs. This database, formerly called PILOTS, is produced by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD. The database provides citations and abstracts to the worldwide literature on PTSD and other psychological effects of trauma.     

PubMed is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes over 18 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to 1948. PubMed includes links to full text articles and other related resources.

PubMed Central. A full text version of PubMed. Search results will be smaller than in PubMed which includes citation only results.              

PubMed Clinical Queries provides access to specialized PubMed searches designed to quickly connect clinicians with evidence-based clinical literature.

RefWorks is a web-based resource that enables you to: Organize your research; Create citations while you write your paper; Build a bibliography in a variety of formats; Import references from many data sources.

Regional Business News provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. This database is updated on a daily basis.  

Religion Database provides a wide range of primarily full-text, international periodicals for diverse religious and spiritual studies, covering formal theological studies of major religions, as well as the most recent trends and scholarly thought. Included are titles from religious publishing bodies and nondenominational organizations.          

RePORT-Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool (National Institute of Health). Funding information for NIH grants and contracts is available on the NIH Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool (RePORT). RePORTER combines NIH project databases and funding records, PubMed abstracts, full-text articles from PubMed Central, and information from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, allowing users to locate descriptions and funding details on NIH-funded projects along with research results that cite the NIH support.           

Research Library provides one-stop access to a wide range of popular academic subjects. The database includes more than 3,950 titles over 2,700 in full text from 1971 forward. It features a highly-respected, diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers.      

RIA Checkpoint contains comprehensive federal, state and local, and international tax resources, including information, insights and tools on tax, pensions, benefits, estate planning and corporate finance topics. The centralized search interface provides an entire spectrum of tax information: complete tax law, expert analysis, practitioner insights, tax related news, cases, rulings and more.

RILM Abstracts of Music and Literature is a music bibliography featuring citations, abstracts, and indexes. There are currently over 540,000 records on traditional music, popular music, and classical music. All document types and media such as books, conference proceedings (going back to 1835), journal articles, dissertations as well as internet resources, sound recordings and motion pictures are included. Also features bilingual abstracts and all non-Roman scripts.

RIPM-Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals is an international annotated bibliography of writings on musical history and culture, found in music periodicals published in seventeen countries between approximately 1800 and 1950. Treating primary source material, it indexes the content of complete runs of journals, including articles, reviews, news columns, surveys of the press, bibliographies, iconography and advertising. It offers access to a bibliography of music and to thousands of English-language translations of foreign documents.

Sage Journals. Index of scholarly journals spanning the Humanities; Social Sciences; and Science, Technology, and Medicine. Selected text available fulltext online.

Science Database is a resource for studying both the applied and general sciences. With coverage dating back to 1986 it features over 1,145 titles with more than 965 available in full text. In full-text format, researchers have access to all the charts, diagrams, graphs, tables, photos, and other graphical elements so vital to scientific and technical literature.       

Science Direct is one of the largest online collections of published scientific research in the world. It contains over 8.5 million articles from over 2500 journals, and over 6,000 e-books, reference works, book series and handbooks.    

Science.gov is a gateway to government science information and research results. Currently in its fifth generation, Science.gov provides a search of over 50 scientific databases and 200 million pages of science information with just one query, and is a gateway to over 2100 scientific Websites.

Scribner Writers Series includes more than 2,060 essays on authors of all nationalities and time periods. Many authors are seen from multiple perspectives in two, three, or even four essays--a broad biocritical overview as well as specialized treatments. Each essay includes a concise introductory preface and a biography placing the author's work within a personal and historical framework.  

Security Management Practices covers facility security, IT and network security, financial and legal security, business continuity, risk, crisis management, personnel security, and more. Includes a weekly electronic news digest summarizing all of the major security news, events, and happenings.             

Social Science Database covers hundreds of titles that fall into the social sciences, many of them in full text. The topics covered include addiction services, urban studies, international relations, demography and more.       

SocINDEX with Full Text features more than 1,986,000 records with subject headings from a 19,600+ term sociological thesaurus designed by subject experts and expert lexicographers. Contains full text for 708 journals dating back to 1908. Also includes full text for more than 780 books and monographs, and full text for 9,333 conference papers.

Sociology Database covers the international literature of sociology and social work, including relevant titles from related fields such as social policy, social care, social services, social anthropology, gender studies, gerontology, social psychology and population studies. It includes hundreds of full-text scholarly journals, as well as dissertations and other sources.       

Something About the Author Online provides online access to all volumes ever printed in Gale's Something About the Author series, which examines the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults. Something About the Author Online includes both the main series and Something About the Author Autobiography Series totaling more than 217 volumes, 12,000 entries, and nearly 17,000 images              

Sports Litigation Alert. Stay abreast of sports law developments with the industry's only bi-weekly newsletter devoted exclusively to the sports law field. Sports Litigation Alert tracks legal developments as they occur in amateur and professional athletics as well as legislative issues that impact sports law professionals.

Sports Market Analytics (SMA) contains full-text articles providing news and market research information from sports industry sources, including international sporting goods equipment market reports for 35 countries, export and import statistics, trade magazine and newsletter pages dealing with finance, licensing, fashion, women's and youth sports, marketing, sponsorship, research reports, sports broadcasting, ratings and more.

SPORTDiscus with Full Text. A source of full text sports & sports medicine journals, providing full text for more than 440 journals. indexed in SPORTDiscus. Full-text coverage dating back to 1985, SPORTDiscus with Full Text is the definitive research tool for all areas of sports & sports medicine literature.       

Swank Digital Campus A collection of feature films. 

Taylor & Francis eBooks provides access to eBooks titles in more than 350 subject areas.             

Teacher Reference Center provides indexing and abstracts for 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators.

Telecommunications Database is a resource for researching the industry or its technology. The database includes over 140 titles, with more than 115 available in full text. Find the latest news on WAP technology, market penetration of new technologies, or find information about the key players in this field.

Theses@Troy University. Theses published by Troy University students.   

Twayne's Authors Series - World, English, and US Authors features the content of nearly 900 books from six print series U.S. Authors Series Classic, English Writers Series Classic, World Authors Series Classic, Masterwork Studies, Studies in Short Fiction, and updated editions of U.S. Authors, World Authors and English Authors.           

Ulrichsweb is a source of detailed information on more than 300,000 periodicals (also called serials) of all types: academic and scholarly journals, e-journals, peer-reviewed titles, popular magazines, newspapers, newsletters, and more. Records provide data points such as ISSN, publisher, language, subject, abstracting & indexing coverage, full-text database coverage, and tables of contents.

U.S. Census Bureau serves as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy. We honor privacy, protect confidentiality, share our expertise globally, and conduct our work openly. We are guided on this mission by our strong and capable workforce, our readiness to innovate, and our abiding commitment to our customers.      

Visible Body-Human Body Atlas. 3-D atlas of human anatomy.

Visual History Archives (VHA) allows users to search through and view more than 54,000 video testimonies of survivors and witnesses of genocide. Initially a repository of Holocaust testimony, the Visual History Archive has expanded to include testimonies from the Armenian Genocide that coincided with World War I, the 1937 Nanjing Massacre in China, the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, the Guatemalan Genocide of 1978-1996 and the Cambodian Genocide of 1975-1979.                      

Vocational and Career Collection is designed for vocational and technical libraries servicing high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and the general public. This collection provides full text coverage for more than 350 trade and industry-related periodicals.

Westlaw. Provides US and international legal and business information and news.

Wiley Online Library is a multi-disciplinary database that includes full-text journal articles and some full-text reference sources. The database also includes abstracts of additional journal articles and reference sources. Subjects covered include: business; chemistry; computer science; earth and environmental science; education; engineering; law; life sciences; mathematics and statistics; medicine and healthcare; physics and astronomy; polymers and materials science; psychology; and social sciences. 

World Databank World Development Indicators searches data from the World Bank for over 200 countries and 18 country groups from 1960 to present, including almost 600 development indicators, and time series data. Data can be exported in Excel. 

World Scholar: Latin America And The Caribbean. Curated by an advisory board of experts in Latin American studies, the collection is designed to enrich research and student assignments.    

WorldCat contains almost 150 million records on the holdings of over 71,000 libraries in 112 countries representing 400 languages. WorldCat describes items on thousands of subjects and published in any year since about 1000. Types of publications include: books, journals, maps, slides, computer data files, magazines, musical scores, sound recordings, computer programs, manuscripts, newspapers, videotapes, bibliographies, master's theses, doctoral dissertations, and software.          

WorldCatDissertations contains over 8 million records describing dissertations, theses, and published material based on theses held by over 57,000 libraries worldwide (including most libraries in North America, and the national libraries of Australia and many Western European countries). Incorporates all records from the Research Libraries Group (RLG) Union Catalog (RLIN).

Library Mission Statement

The Troy University Libraries provide resources, instruction and programs that support Troy University undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff at campuses in Alabama and worldwide. The Libraries provide an environment that allows for the cultivation of relationships that promote the discovery, exploration, and creation of knowledge.

Library Purpose Statement

Troy University takes a centralized approach to the development and management of its library facilities and collections. Through the Dean of Libraries, all collection development, staffing, access, and physical facilities are managed.

The Troy University Library staff has developed a common purpose statement that supports the University’s mission of providing programs to meet the needs of constituents, essential support services for creative activities and research, a variety of public services to enhance the well-being of the University and its community, and providing the leadership and planning for future collection development. The University Library Purpose Statement provides the framework for collection development, facility needs and accessibility of University learning and information resources common to all campuses and sites. The Troy University Library’s Purpose statement is provided below.

  1. The Library will provide a variety of information services.

     The Library will seek to identify and interpret information needs.

    The collection and services of the Library will facilitate faculty and staff research and curriculum development.

    The Library will assist in teaching students life-long learning skills through classroom library instruction and individual assistance with assignments, research strategy problems, and experience in using computer-based systems to access information locally and remotely.

    The Library will provide in-house use of resources and services for members of the community.

    The Library will provide materials and access to services for students wherever they are located.

  1. The Library will provide an organized plan for Collection Development.

    The Library will select and acquire materials to support University academic and research programs.

    The Library will provide services for organizing, accessing, retrieving, and distributing information.

    The Library will maintain a continuous program of collection evaluation.

  1. The library will provide a leadership role in the provision of campus information

     The Library will provide leadership in focusing the attention of University administrators, faculty, and students on current and changing technologies in information access and utilization and their demonstration and teaching.

    The Library will seek regular faculty participation in selection of and access to materials and in consultation on the creation of library and information assignments.

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT
 THE COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
TROY UNIVERSITY
TROY, ALABAMA

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MISSION AND PURPOSE STATEMENTS

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICY

MATERIAL SPECIFIC POLICY

ASSESSMENTS AND POLICIES BY DISCIPLINE

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICY: ATHLETIC TRAINING, HEALTH PROMOTION, KINESIOLOGY, AND NURSING

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICY: COMMUNICATION AND HUMANITIES

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICY: BUSINESS

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICY: EDUCATION AND INSTRUCTIONAL MEDIA

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICY: GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS (UNITED STATES)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICY: HISTORY AND SOCIAL SCIENCE

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICY: HOSPITALITY, TOURISM, AND SPORT MANAGEMENT

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICY: MATH, SCIENCE, AND COMPUTER SCIENCE

 

 

MISSION AND PURPOSE STATEMENTS

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COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICY

Overview

Troy University traces its origins to the Troy Normal School, which was established on February 26, 1887. Library collections at that time consisted of a few donated volumes. Since then, the Library has grown and continues to assist the student body, faculty, and staff in achieving the goals of the University.

Primary responsibility for the planned direction of collection development and policy decision making rests with the Troy University Library collection development librarians and ultimately with the Dean of University Libraries. Each of these subject librarians implement and maintain a formal faculty liaison structure with assigned departments or schools to insure that the library is informed of program needs and changes.

This policy pertains to materials both physical and electronic, and to materials in all formats, including serials, monographs, and audio-visual sources, as well as aggregated resources such as electronic databases.

This policy is intended to provide guidance for the creation of a library collection that provides access to library materials in appropriate formats that are of sufficient quality, depth, number, scope, and currency to:

 meet all students’ needs in fulfilling course assignments;

 enrich the academic programs;

 meet teaching and research needs;

 support curricular needs;

 facilitate the acquisition of lifelong learning skills;

 accommodate other informational needs of the community as appropriate.

MATERIAL SPECIFIC POLICY

Physical Content Versus Electronic Access

In regard to materials available both as physical content and via electronic access, this issue shall be considered.

Access Versus Ownership

In regard to electronic materials for content that is available for acquisition on a permanent basis, i.e., owned, this issue shall be considered.

 Replacements

 Decisions about replacements are made on a case-by-case basis.

 Acquisition of Print Monographs

 Paperback books

 When there is a significant difference in price between hardcover and paperback books, and the book would not be in frequent demand or the book will be outdated in a short period of time, paperbacks are bought to save funds.

 Multiple copies and duplicates

In order to provide the broadest range of materials to support the academic curriculum, the University Library will not normally buy multiple copies. Duplicates are purchased only under unusual circumstances as determined by circulation, reference needs and allocations.

 Textbooks

 Textbooks and their accompanying materials tend to be outdated rapidly. The Library does not use operational funds to purchase textbooks that are currently used in classes. The exception to this is classic textbooks in the technical, scientific, and business areas, which have become standard reference and review sources. Another exception is the purchase of textbooks for the teacher education program.

 Out of Print Materials

 The Library will not purchase out of print materials unless the requested items are an important addition to the collection.

 Acquisition of Serials

 The acquisition of serials requires a higher degree of selectivity and consideration than that of monographs because of ongoing commitment in terms of costs (including ongoing access to materials if in electronic format), binding, and storage.

 Serial Publications Defined

 A serial is a publication issued in successive parts bearing numeric or chronological designations and intended to be continued indefinitely. Periodicals, newspapers, and annuals are serial publications.

 Periodical: These are journals, magazines, and newspapers issued and received on a regular basis and are put into the Periodical Collection.

 Annuals/Continuations: Serials which are received, classified, and cataloged and are integrated into the Library collection other than the Periodical Collection. Types of continuations include monographic series, supplements, yearbooks, proceedings of conferences, and bibliographic indexes.

ASSESSMENTS AND POLICIES BY DISCIPLINE

Collection Intensity

The Troy University Libraries use the following collection intensity levels.

1. Minimal Level: A subject area in which few selections are made beyond very basic materials.

2. Basic Information Level: A collection of up‑to‑date general materials that serves to introduce and define a subject.

3. Instructional Support Level: A collection that is closely tied to the needs of the curriculum.

3A Undergraduate Support Level: A collection that is adequate to support undergraduate instruction.

3B Upper Level/Graduate Support Level: A collection that is adequate to support undergraduate instruction and most upper level / graduate instruction or independent studies.

4. Research Level: A collection that includes major published source materials required for research needs.

5. Comprehensive Level: A collection in which the Library includes all significant works of recorded knowledge for a necessarily defined and limited field.

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICY: ATHLETIC TRAINING, HEALTH PROMOTION, KINESIOLOGY, AND NURSING

Introduction

This collection is supervised and maintained by one of the subject specialists. Many individual subjects are included in the broad area of study, including athletic training, exercise science, kinesiology, nursing, and nutrition.

Campus Connection

The College of Health and Human Services houses all areas of the above-mentioned areas.

Formats

The Troy University Library supports this program through physical books in the library and through a robust collection of electronic resources. Along with these resources, the library provides audio-visual materials.

Level of Collection Intensity

  • Athletic training, 2
  • Exercise science (collection intensity level not applicable—all courses for this program come from other academic areas)
  • Kinesiology, 3B
  • Nursing, 4
  • Nutrition (collection intensity level not applicable—all courses for this program come from other academic areas)

Treatment of the Subject

The subject specialist selects material for purchase with priority given to those materials that directly support curricula. This priority arrives from a combination of variables: faculty recommendations, published reviews, cost, and format. The language of the collection is English and most publications are from the United States. Only single copies of monographs are purchased. There is an emphasis on current rather than retrospective selection.

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICY: COMMUNICATION AND HUMANITIES

Introduction

The communication and humanities collection is supervised by one of the subject specialists. Included in these areas are art and design, communication, dance, English, foreign languages, journalism, literature, music, public relations, and theatre. 

Campus Connection

The College of Communication and Fine Arts houses all areas of Communication and Humanities.

Formats

The Troy University Library supports this program through physical books in the library and through a robust collection of electronic resources. The library also provides access to electronic books (eBooks), audio-visual materials, and music scores.

Level of Collection Intensity

 Art and design, 3B

  • Communication, 3B
  • Dance, 2
  • English, 3B
  • Foreign languages, 3B
  • Journalism, 3B
  • Literature, 3B
  • Music, 3B
  • Public relations, 3A
  • Theatre, 2

Treatment of the Subject

A variety of review materials are used to select materials for the Communication and Humanities areas. Faculty recommendations are requested and strongly encouraged. All requests are reviewed and assessed based on evaluative sources, reviews, relevance to the collection, etc. The language of the collection is primarily in English, but also includes items in other languages to reflect those taught here on campus. Most of the items held are published in the United States. Only single copies of monographs are obtained.

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICY: BUSINESS

Introduction

The business liaison strives to develop an active partnership with the Sorrell College of Business in advancing the leadership role of our students, faculty, staff, and the general reader by putting knowledge to work for the benefit of current and future decision-makers in corporations, government, the professions, and society; as well as shaping the future of our computer and information science-based society.

Many individual subjects are included in the broad area of business, including accounting, business, economics, finance, information systems, law, management, and marketing.

Campus Connection

The Sorrell College of Business houses all areas of business, including accounting, economics, finance, law, management, and marketing.

Formats

The diversity of programs under the generic term “business” incorporates numerous formats for information access and display. These include, but are not limited to: physical books, DVDs, audio CDs, and a robust collection of electronic resources. Most of the acquisitions are in English. Emphasis is on current topics covering business, accounting, management, economics, finance and law, marketing, and computer and information science practices as they address the evolving business features in the United States, the European and African countries, Russia, China, and the world. Since globalization is a common theme in the business world, the Troy University Libraries’ collection also focuses on global business. Within the budget constraints, a balanced acquisition of material is maintained to address the ever-changing business picture throughout the world.

All resources are collected to serve the needs of business specialty students, faculty, staff, and the general reader working in business related areas who may need to familiarize themselves with principles of their respective field and/or subjects which are outside their main interests. Monographs are acquired that may provide perspectives outside the mainstream.

CDs and DVDs cover a broad range of topics in association with classroom lectures and other written materials to the appropriate patron degree level, as well as for personal use. These may include, but are not limited to, conferences, production procedures, discussions, information technology, sciences, and others.

Level of Collection Intensity

  • Accounting, 3B
  • Business, 3B
  • Economics, 4
  • Finance, 3B
  • Information systems, 3B
  • Law, 3A
  • Management, 4
  • Marketing, 3B

Treatment of the Subject

 Scholarly and authoritative works are selected, as are other sources, to support study at the undergraduate and graduate (master’s) levels. Liaisons between the Business Reference Librarian and the Sorrell College of Business are ongoing in order to assist the development of specialty areas. Print materials include monographs but also research annuals and/or conference proceedings. Textbooks are not selected. DVDs covering biographies, business histories, and “how-to,” are added each year. Electronic sources are supported from other budget lines. The electronic sources are routinely evaluated to ensure coverage.

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICY: EDUCATION AND INSTRUCTIONAL MEDIA

Introduction

The Education collection is supervised by one of the subject specialists. Many individual subjects are included in the broad area of study. Some of them include Educational Leadership, Educational Psychology, Elementary Education, and Reading Education.

Campus Connection

The College of Education houses all areas of education, including counseling, education, instructional media, interpreter training, and psychology.

The primary purpose of Instructional Media (IM) is to support the professional curriculum of the College of Education at all levels (Grades K-12). These resources are intended to be used by students in their efforts to develop the skills needed to identify, select, and evaluate the materials they will use in teaching. The secondary purpose is to provide media resources for all the subject areas.

Formats

Along with physical books and periodicals, the Education collection contains children and young adult books, book serials, audio-visuals, and a robust collection of electronic resources.

Emphasis is on current topics and trends in education, but historical works on education in all periods are acquired. English is the primary language of the collection and the geographic emphasis is primarily the United States. Multiple copies are purchased for heavily used titles only. Monographs and journals form the base of the collection with indexes, abstracts, and encyclopedias providing the basic reference information. Publications of educational professional organizations are selectively collected. The library also provides access to a multitude of academic journals through electronic databases.

The Instructional Media area houses all juvenile print materials and all audio-visual material. English is the primary language of the collection. Materials are selected with a recent copyright date unless they are of historical value. Gifts of books will be accepted if they are of a recent copyright date or of historical value. Current usage will determine the acceptance of duplicates.

Level of Collection Intensity

  • Counseling, 4
  • Education, 4
  • Instructional media (collection intensity level not applicable)
  • Interpreter training, 3A
  • Psychology, 4

Treatment of the Subject

The Education subject specialist selects materials for purchase with priority given to faculty requests. A variety of review materials include, but are not limited to, publisher’s catalogs, promotional materials, and a vast number of journals which publish reviews such as Childhood Education, Choice, Harvard Educational Review, JOPERD, and Reading Teacher. All requests are reviewed and assessed based on relevance to the collections, source evaluations, reviews, and use patterns.

Selection of juvenile books will be made from reviews in such periodicals as Booklist, Horn Book, Language Arts, Science and Children, Social Education, and Wilson Library Bulletin. For retrospective buying, selection will be made from standard book selection works such as Children’s Catalog, Junior High School Catalog, School Collection, and other basic lists.

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICY: GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS (UNITED STATES)

Introduction

The United States Government Documents collection at Troy University, which comprises approximately 10% of the government documents that are available for the public, includes items that have been selected over the years to reflect the needs of the students, faculty, staff, and the general public served by this depository. The item selection profile is based in part on the recommended core collection for a small academic library as addressed in the Federal Depository Library Manual Desktop online.

Campus Connection

Subject emphasis for the documents collection has been placed in the areas of criminal justice, economics, education, health, military history, and politics that support the curricula of Troy University. The additional areas of small business law and census are selected to help supply the information needs of all interested parties.

Formats

The collection includes pamphlets, books, microfiche, and reports. The Troy University Library also provides ProQuest Congressional, a database that allows users to access historical and current Congressional information and publications.

Level of Collection Intensity

Not applicable.

Treatment of the Subject

The Government Document print collection, numbering approximately 4,000 items, is well-rounded for the material identified for the Troy University depository program. Material use varies from curriculum to curriculum and year-to-year. Government Printing Office (GPO) posters are displayed at the entrance and throughout the Library, informing the patrons that the Troy University Library is a United States Government Documents depository. Librarians and many of the staff are familiar with the location and methods to access this information. The GPO’s move to online access of Government Documents has greatly decreased the size of the physical collection and drastically increased the electronic collection of the Troy University Library. The electronic documents can be accessed through the govinfo database, which is located on the Library’s databases page.

The Government Document Librarian makes item selection with input from subject specialists. The item selection profile is evaluated annually, at which time additions and deletions are made. Suggestions for additions and deletions are requested from the subject specialists as they evaluate specific areas of the general collection.

 The majority of the U.S. government documents collection is classified by Superintendent of Documents Classification (SuDoc) number and is shelved in the Government Documents area. Selected series such as United States Reports and Area Handbooks are cataloged using the Library of Congress method. The subject specialists may request cataloging of specified documents. These publications, if soft bound, are rebound before being added to the general collection. Duplicates received as gifts may be added if use indicates or fills a void due to loss or damage.

 Geographic areas such as Alabama, Pike County, and the southeastern states are emphasized. Librarians can provide service to the patron if information outside this region is required. The collection has a broad coverage in terms of chronology in some areas. Current information is emphasized in most areas. The collection language is primarily English.

 As documents are received, they are identified with a SuDoc number, in ink, affixed to the document. A staff member is responsible for the check-in of the documents and the affixing of the SuDoc number.

Weeding is done annually each summer, or at other times as deemed appropriate by the Government Document Librarian, and disposed of in accordance with the GPO guidelines. Some superseded documents may be retained in order to fulfill any continuity issues that may be pertinent to a specific field for research purposes. This is on an exception basis only due to limited storage space.

Government documents may circulate according to the same criteria applied to the general collection: a three-week loan period or as otherwise specified. Documents classified as reference do not circulate. All publications are available for in-house use during the hours the library is open. If a Government Document is brought to Circulation for checkout and a record cannot be found, a Librarian will make a temporary record using OCLC Worldshare.

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICY: HISTORY AND SOCIAL SCIENCE

Introduction

The History and Social Science collection is supervised by one of the subject specialists.  Subjects included in the broad area of study include anthropology, criminal justice, geography, history, human services, international relations, philosophy, political science, public administration, rehabilitation, social science, social work, and sociology.

Campus Connection

The College of Arts and Sciences houses anthropology, criminal justice, geography, history, international relations, philosophy, political science, public administration, and sociology. The College of Health and Human Services houses human services and social work. Rehabilitation is housed in the College of Education.

Formats

The Troy University Library supports this program through physical books in the library and through a robust collection of electronic resources.

The language of the collection is English. The chronological periods covered within the History and Social Science collection are unlimited. The focus is on United States publications except key European publications, including selected translations. Currency of the publications is emphasized, especially in the Social Sciences.

Level of Collection Intensity

  • Aerospace studies, 1
  • Anthropology, 3B
  • Criminal justice, 3B
  • Fire science, 1
  • Geography, 3B
  • History, 4
  • Human services, 3A
  • International relations, 3B
  • Military science, 2
  • Philosophy, 2
  • Political science, 3B
  • Public administration, 4
  • Rehabilitation, 3B
  • Religion, 2
  • Social science, 3B
  • Social work, 3B
  • Sociology, 3B

Treatment of the Subject

Scholarly and authoritative works are selected, as are other sources, to support study at the undergraduate and graduate (master’s) levels.  When selecting items to add to the collection, priority is given to those materials which directly support the curricula and for which the selection is recommended to the library by the teaching faculty. The primary review tools used are CHOICE and Library Journal. Alongside these tools, faculty recommendations are the primary resources for selection. 

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICY: HOSPITALITY, TOURISM, AND SPORT MANAGEMENT

Introduction

The collection is supervised by one of the subject specialists. Included in this area is Hospitality, Tourism, and Sport Management.

 Campus Connection

The College of Health and Human Services houses Hospitality, Tourism, and Sport Management.

 Formats

 The Troy University Library supports this program through physical books in the library and through a robust collection of electronic resources.

Level of Collection Intensity

  • Hospitality and Tourism, 3B
  • Sport management, 4

 Treatment of the Subject

A variety of review materials are used to select materials for the Hospitality, Tourism, and Sport Management. Faculty recommendations are requested and strongly encouraged. All requests are reviewed and assessed based on evaluative sources, reviews, relevance to the collection, etc. A higher level of materials is provided in this area due to the advanced degrees offered. The language of the collection is primarily in English. Most of the items held are published in the United States. Only single copies are obtained.

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICY: MATH, SCIENCE, AND COMPUTER SCIENCE

Introduction

 This collection is supervised by one of the subject specialists. Many individual subjects are included in the broad area of study, including aviation operations, biology, biomedical science, chemistry, computer science, electronics engineering technology, environmental science, geomatics, mathematics, physics, and surveying and geomatics.

Campus Connection

 The College of Arts and Sciences houses all areas of math, science, and computer science. Teaching and research through the master’s level are supported in these areas. While interest in these areas is centered in the College of Arts and Sciences, faculty and students in the College of Education also have interest in one or more of these areas.

 Formats

 The Troy University Library supports this program through physical books and audio-visual materials in the library, and through a robust collection of electronic resources.

 The acquired collection is in English and most publications are from the United States. Only single copies of monographs are purchased. There is an emphasis on current rather than retrospective selection.

Level of Collection Intensity

  • Aviation operations, 1
  • Biology, 4
  • Biomedical sciences, 3B
  • Chemistry, 3A
  • Computer science, 3B
  • Electronics engineering technology, 2
  • Environmental science, 3A
  • Mathematics, 3A
  • Physics, 3A
  • Surveying and geomatics, 3A

Treatment of the Subject

The subject specialist selects materials for purchase with priority given to materials that directly support curricula. This priority arrives from a combination of variables: faculty recommendations, published reviews, cost, and format.