TL: This database is an index to materials published since 1984. It includes an index to articles and book reviews of key library and information science periodicals. Books, chapters in collected works such as conference proceedings, library school theses, and pamphlets are also indexed. Full-text coverage for selected periodicals is included beginning in 1997.
This is a comprehensive index to the literature with over 1,200 periodicals and citations to more than 500,000 articles. Library literature & information science retrospective is an index to library and information science content but does not contain the full text of that content.
TL: This database is an abstracting and indexing tool covering over 440 periodicals from more than 68 countries and in more than 20 different languages. It does not contain any full text itself, but each entry provides a button that determines whether the USF Tampa Library provides full-text access in another database.
This guide is intended for individuals without ready access to print resources and subscription databases in the field of library and information science. It compiles free, full-text resources available on the Web for use by librarians, library technicians, and students in the field. In addition, the Frequently Asked Questions page provides answers to a number of the most common library and information science questions received by the Library of Congress.
Provides a broad basis for understanding the issues, technologies, theories, applications, opportunities and challenges being faced by researchers and organizations today in their quest for knowledge management.
TL: Presents a collection of electronic theses and dissertations. Features the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD), an initiative to improve graduate education, increase the sharing of knowledge, and help universities build their information infrastructure. NDLTD is a project team at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg. Highlights the objectives. Links to related projects and related initiatives
Includes theses and dissertations from North Carolina State University, the University of Virginia, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and West Virginia University. Allows users to search the theses and dissertations. Provides access to other schools with electronic thesis and dissertation collections, including the University of Michigan and the University of Waterloo.
TL: With more than 2.3 million entries, this is the database of record for doctoral dissertations and master's theses. The database represents the work of authors from over 1,000 graduate schools and universities in North America and from around the world.
Over 60,000 new dissertations and theses are added to the database each year.
The database includes bibliographic citations for materials ranging from the first U.S. dissertation, accepted in 1861, to those accepted as recently as last semester. Citations for dissertations published from 1980 forward also include 350-word abstracts written by the author. Citations for master's theses from 1988 forward include 150-word abstracts. With the USF Libraries' subscription to this resource, more than 600,000 titles are available in PDF format for immediate download.
TL: One of the world's largest scholarly, multi-disciplinary full text database. This scholarly collection offers information in nearly every area of academic study including: computer science, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts and literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, and many more
TL: Offers a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. Signing in to Google Scholar through the Library Web site connects you to the full-text subscription items more directly than if you bypass the library and go directly there.
TL: The Ingenta database currently comprises over 20 million articles from more than 30,000 publications that cover a wide range of disciplines, including the arts, humanities, social sciences, nursing and medicine. It can be searched by topic (words in titles or abstracts) or by author, and browsed by journal title.
IngentaConnect can also be used as an alert service. You can create a personal profile to which you can attach journal titles and saved searches. For each journal title that you attach to your profile, you will receive its table of contents via email when a new issue is entered into the database. For each saved search, you will receive a weekly email listing new articles in the databases that match your search criteria. Click on this link for the how to guide on setting up your own profiles.