Reference Shelf

Directories and indexes for journals, essays, general literature, short stories, plays-plus the world's largest catalog.

Directory of Open Access Journals logoDirectory of Open Access Journals

Indexing, abstracting, and free full text access for selected international scholarly journals in many subject areas. Access the directory.

First Search logoFirstSearch

Contains all the records cataloged by OCLC member libraries worldwide. Access through the Library catalog.

Information Science and Technology

Information Science & Technology Abstracts

Indexed resources covering librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval and information management. Access the online portal.

World Cat logoWorldCat

The world's largest library catalog-find items in libraries near you. Access the World Cat website.

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EBSCO Databases

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Educational Administration Abstracts

Bibliographic records covering areas related to educational administration, including leadership, management, and research.

Essay & General Literature Index

Citations of records contained in collections of essays and miscellaneous works published in the U.S, Canada and Great Britain.

Family Studies Abstracts

Bibliographic  records covering essential areas related to family studies, including  marriage, divorce, family therapy and other areas

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts

A leading database in the areas of information science.

Play Index

Classic, historical and contemporary plays indexed with descriptive annotations to summarize plot and indicate musical requirements.

Race Relations Abstracts

Bibliographic records covering fundamental areas relevant to race relations, including ethnic studies, discrimination, and immigration studies.

Serials Directory

Bibliographic information on thousands of U.S and international serials.

Short Story Index

Detailed indexing for hundreds of thousands of short stories, searchable by author, title, subject, date, theme, locale and literary technique.

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