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Gale Databases offered through Lafayette Parish Public Schools

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Academic OneFile
Is a comprehensive, up-to-date and easy-to-use database for serious academic research. Home to nearly
13,000 indexed journals with extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social
sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. Academic OneFile is both authoritative and
comprehensive with millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text.

Agriculture Collection
Researchers looking for practical farming tips or the latest scientific studies from agricultural
research centers will find Agriculture Collection the right place to dig. With a strong emphasis on
full-text coverage of titles in the Agricola Index, Agriculture Collection comprises over 400 agricultural
periodicals.

Business Economics and Theory Collection


450 full-text academic journals and magazines with a strong emphasis on titles
covered in the EconLit bibliographic index. Business Economics and
Theory Collection includes over seven million articles, including coverage of Kiplinger
Handbooks. Researchers will also value the inclusion of exclusive video feeds from forbes.com
highlighting current business news and interviews with CEOs and entrepreneurs. From the
macro to the micro, virtually any and every business and economics related topic is covered in
Business Economics and Theory Collection.

Business and Company ASAP


Provides access to all the business and management journals, trade journals, newspapers and
directories needed for in-depth research on companies, products, markets, industries, economics,
and management disciplines. It also provides full-text U.S. and international private and public
company directory listings, and full-text PR Newswire releases on those corporations.

Business & Company Resource Center


Business & Company Resource Center brings together a wide variety of global business
information, enabling users to efficiently research business case studies, competitive
intelligence, and career and investment opportunities. This innovative resource includes millions
of records covering: Company profiles, including corporate parent/sibling relationships, industry
rankings, products and brands, company performance ratings, investment reports, industry
statistics, current investment ratings, comprehensive financial overviews, pricing momentum and
key ratio measures, financial ratios, coverage of major business events and trends from 1980 to
the present.

Communications and Mass Media Collection


Communications and Mass Media Collection brings together information found in more than
250 journals. Nearly 3 million articles on all aspects of the communications field meet the
needs of researchers, including: advertisers, broadcast journalists, communications engineers
editors, graphic artists, information technology specialists, journalists, linguists, marketing
professionals, media buyers, photographers, public relations professionals, publishers, sports
commentators, students aspiring to careers in communications, and writers.

Computer Database
Computer Database includes indexing, abstracts and full-text articles from more than 800
journals and periodicals covering the complete range of fields related to technology. With
Computer Database, researchers can instantly access hundreds of todays most well-read and
influential periodicals in a single search. Featuring coverage from 1980 to the present,
Computer Database is the perfect source for research on trends and innovations in the everchanging world of technology.

Criminal Justice Collection


Criminal Justice Collection takes users straight to the answers they need from more than 700
journals consisting of 4.3 million articles. This collection guides the research process for those
who are studying the law or law enforcement, training for paralegal service, preparing for a
career in homeland security, delving into forensic science, investigating crime scenes, developing
policy, going to court, writing sociological reports and much more.

Culinary Arts Collection


This collection is comprised of more than 250 major cooking and nutrition magazines. It gives
students quick access to restaurant reviews, industry information and practical instruction,
including: preparing popular recipes, managing your weight, gaining catering experience,
preparing fast meals, practical advice on opening a restaurant, developing healthy eating habits
calculating recipes and much more.

InfoTrac Custom Newspapers and InfoTrac Newsstand


This innovative full-text newspaper resource allows users to search articles instantly by title,
headline, date, author, newspaper section or other fields, eliminating random searching through
newspaper archives. InfoTrac Newsstand provides access to more than 1,000 major U.S.
regional, national and local newspapers as well as leading titles from around the world.

Diversity Studies Collection


This collection explores cultural differences, contributions and influences in our global
community. This set includes more than 2.7 million articles from 150 journals updated daily.

Environmental Studies and Policy Collection


This collection contains more than 700 journals consisting of over 3.3 million articles addressing
such issues as global warming, climate change, alternative energy, environmental policy, going
green, recycling, soil, plants, agronomy and much more.

Expanded Academic ASAP


Expanded Academic ASAP contains more than 2,500 full-text titles in a wide variety of
disciplines for research across academic disciplines, offering in-depth coverage
of virtually any concentration.

Fine Arts and Music Collection


This database quickly places information from over 5 million articles at the finger tips
of serious students of the arts. More than 150 of the journals in the Fine Arts and Music
Collection are covered in the Wilson Art Index and the Rpertoire International de Littrature
Musicale (RILM) indexes and are available in full-text.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context


Opposing Viewpoints in Context brings balance and perspective to every controversy using
targeted arguments from recognized subject-matter experts and top journalistic sources. An
engaging interface helps students explore todays headline-grabbing issues and enduring
controversies. This database supports virtually any curricular need. Its informed, differing
views help students develop critical-thinking skills and draw their own conclusions.

Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture Collection


Gardening hobbyists, master gardeners and biotechnologists alike will find practical applications
as well as the scientific theories of horticulture studies in this collection.

General Business File ASAP


Covering practical business issues in every business-related area, this database integrates a wide
variety of sources for truly comprehensive business research: including, full-text journals,
investment reports, directory listings and newswire releases.

General One File


A comprehensive general-interest resource providing periodical and news information through an
intuitive, state-of-the-art interface. General OneFile includes more than 7,000 full-text titles;
more than 3,600 journals; totaling more than 11,500 titles in all. In addition, General OneFile
also features more than 500 travel guides; a full collection of National Public Radio programs
from 1990 to the present, including searchable transcripts; links to over 5,000 video files
including shows like the Today Show, NBC Nightly News, NRO TV and Meet the Press and

more than 20 acclaimed reference sets, including Encyclopedia of World Biography and the Gale
Encyclopedia of Science.

General Science Collection


General Science Collection includes more than 200 Science Journals spanning over 1.6 million
articles to satisfy almost every scientific inquiry.

Health Reference Center Academic


This database integrates millions of articles from a wide range of full-text nursing and allied
health journals, newspapers, magazines, newsletters and select consumer health information
sources with full-text reference works and hundreds of health-related multimedia. With more
than 2,000 full-text sources and hundreds of videos demonstrating medical procedures and live
surgeries, Health Reference Center Academic ensures that researchers get current, scholarly,
comprehensive answers to health care questions.

Home Improvement Collection


This special collection contains more than 250 home improvement-focused titles covering
various topics including: architectural techniques, building design, home maintenance, interior
and exterior decorating, roofing, tool and material selection, zoning requirements and much
more.

Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection


This special collection allows for focused study of all areas of the hospitality industry, including
the cultural aspects of travel and leisure activities, the economic impact of tourism and more. It
is comprised of close to 400 industry journals and contains a wealth of information, from content
on state parks to information on planning a vacation, to full text travel guides from Fodors and
Hunter Publishing.

Information Science and Technology Collection


Librarians, information science and technology professionals and others will value this collection

covering all aspects of managing and maintaining information and technology, including
usability, cataloging, information management, circulation, business information and more.

Nursing and Allied Health


This collection brings together information found in 1,115 journals, spanning over 4.2 million
articles to meet the needs of researchers at all levels of nursing in all specialties, including
vocational/licensed practical nurse (LPN), registered nurse (RN), occupational health nurse,
nurse practitioner, nurse midwife, nurse anesthetist, clinical nurse specialist.

Pop Culture Collection


For any social sciences, history, art, or liberal arts researcher, the Pop
Culture Collection provides useful information from over two million articles found in over
100 subject-appropriate, full-text periodicals that are updated daily.

Popular Magazines
Popular Magazines covers a wide variety of subjects and is sure to contain the current
information patrons want quick access to. Over 1000 titles are available with a strong focus on
current events, sports, science and health. Also included is access to the full collection of
National Public Radio programs, including transcripts and podcasts.

Psychology Collection
Students, psychologists, counselors, behavioral scientists, and other researchers will glean
relevant information from the thoughts, views, discoveries, and reports found in over 500
journals spanning 3.1 million articles covering all fields of psychologyabnormal, biological,
cognitive, comparative, developmental, personality, quantitative, social and applied psychology.

Small Business Collection


This resource is a comprehensive database offering content that covers all major areas of starting
and operating a business, including accounting, finance, human resources, management,
marketing, tax and more. Small Business Resource Center features a wealth of resources,
including the entire Business Plans Handbook Series, which contains hundreds of sample

business plans created by real-life entrepreneurs, as well as Encyclopedia of Business


Information Sources, Encyclopedia of Management and Small Business Management A
Framework for Success.

Student Resources in Context


This database will help students streamline their efforts and identify the most relevant content,
with eye-catching, engaging portals that seamlessly integrate authoritative reference from Gale
and its partners with media-rich, curriculum-aligned content that spans core subjects and 21st
century themes.

Twaynes Authors Series


Offers in-depth introductions to the lives and works of writers, to the history and influence of
literary movements and to the development of literary genres. Twaynes Authors Series features
the content of nearly 600 books that comprise three print series United States Authors,
English Authors and World Authors. This series also illuminates the history and influence of
literary movements and the development of literary genres. Each treatment devotes 175 to 200
pages to the critical interpretation and discussion of one authors life and works, taking into
account important contributions to scholarship and criticism.

Vocations and Careers Collection


Provides content from nearly 400 journals ranging from general career guides to highly
specialized industry journals. This database will help students discover the right career, enroll in
an appropriate institution of learning or training, and search for a job.

World History Collection


Students and teachers will find useful information in this collection of leading journals in the
field of world history, including: Australian Aboriginal Studies, China Review International
Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation, Historical Studies, Journal of African History
Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, Latino Leaders, and many more. Over 600,000 articles
updated daily providing balanced coverage of events in world history both current thinking and
established scholarly work.