University Library, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL 36688-0002

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Library Catalog

SOUTHcat: USA Libraries' Catalog contains records for books, e-books, journals, CD-ROMs, CDs, DVDs, videos, and government documents held by the libraries at the University of South Alabama.

Other Resources for Books and Chapters in Books

WorldCat (FirstSearch)
An index to books or other materials in libraries worldwide. Can be searched by keyword, subject heading, author, or title. No full-text, but there are links to Interlibrary Loan request forms.
WorldCat (
The public internet version of WorldCat. Focus of search is on finding materials in a library near your location. Also has links to Interlibrary Loan.
A collection of over 11,000 current publications. All book records appear in the SOUTHcat Catalog and can also be searched with keyword or subject searches from the NetLibrary site. Must register and establish user name and password to check out book for four hours.
Google Books
Part of Google's library-scanning project. Only books in the public domain are shown in full text. Others may have just a citation or show selected pages from the book.

Databases Useful for Communication

Use the indexes below to identify articles on specific topics, as well as to locate full-text electronic articles. Find over 100 subscribed databases on the Articles, Indexes, and Databases page linked from the Library Homepage

Communication and Mass Media Complete (EBSCO)
Over 700 journals indexed, 380 with full text
Dissertation Abstracts/Digital Dissertations (Proquest)
Abstracts. There is no charge to view the full text of theses completed at USA, if available in pdf format.
Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)
General index; covers many disciplines. Many full-text articles.
Expanded Academic ASAP (Gale/InfoTrac)
General index; covers many disciplines. Many full-text articles.
A collection of full-text journals in which the latest issues are at least 3 to 5 years old, but the holdings often extend back many years. The journals may be searched separately or by discipline.
Project Muse
A collection of about 400 full-text journals which provides current coverage of journals, including many of the titles in JSTOR.
Emerald Library
Full text for over 200 business, management, and engineering journals.
Multidisciplinary: Medical, allied health, social sciences and humanities. Mostly full text.
Wiley InterScience
Nearly 1500 scientific, technical, medical and professional journals. Most articles are full text.
Business Source Premier (EBSCO)
Many full text business journals.
General Business File ASAP (Gale/InfoTrac)
Many full text business journals
SocINDEX with Full Text
Abstracts for more than 1200 "core" sociology journals, with full-text for 777. Indexing and some full-text for books, monographs, conference papers.
Education Research Complete (EBSCO)
Indexes more than 3000 journals; full-text for over 2000. Includes full-text for more than 500 books.
Professional Development Collection (EBSCO)
Indexes over 520 full-text journals on educational topics.
Periodicals Archive Online
Backfiles of journals in humanities and social sciences up to 2000.
Index for education and related fields. Includes documents and journal articles.
Sage Journals Online
Multidisciplinary. Most articles are full text.

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Our Journal List

This is the database of all the journals we subscribe to in print and electronically. Once you have a citation to an article, go to Our Journal List to see if the Libraries have a subscription to the particular volume, issue, and year of the journal you need. Call us at 460-7025 if you have any question about the availablity of these journals. (Note: Some magazine and journal publishers "embargo" the latest six months or year of electronic versions. This means that the most recent issues will not be available online for six months or a year from their publication date.)

Bound print journals are shelved by call number on Third Floor South. Current print journals and journals in microform are shelved alphabetically by title on Second Floor South

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Selected Journals

Check Our Journal List for access

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Mobile Register
LexisNexis Academic
National and international newpapers, law reviews, transcripts, codes, statutes, statistics and more.
Newspaper Source (EBSCO)
Full text newspapers
Proquest Newspapers
Full text newspapers
Ethnic Newswatch Complete (Proquest)
Small ethnic newspapers.

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InterLibrary Loan

Use InterLibrary Loan to request materials not available through USA Libraries. Articles and books found in the state are available at no charge to you, but allow time for locating and mailing materials.

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Library Resource Guides

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Selected Internet Resources

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Style Manuals

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
Ready Ref. BF 76.7 .P83 2010 (Additional copies on reserve at the Circulation Desk.)
APA Formatting and Style Guide from the OWL at Purdue
Bedford/St. Martin Sample Paper and Documentation

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