Articles & Databases : English, Communication Studies & ESL

Academic Search Premier [EBSCO]
This database covers many subjects and provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including nearly 3,900 academic (peer-reviewed) titles.

Biography In Context [Gale]
Biographical reference, magazine, and journal articles.

Book Index with Reviews [EBSCO]
Provides information and descriptions about more than 5 million books.

Books in Review (BIR) Entertainment [EBSCO]
Reviews and information about music and DVDs. Find music and videos by name of artist or performer, or by type or genre.

Britannica Online Academic Edition
An online version of the Encyclopedia Britannica.

CQ Researcher
In-depth reports on current social issues and problems from Congressional Quarterly.

The largest source of education information, with almost 1.5 million abstracts of documents and journal articles on education research and practice.

Ethnic NewsWatch [Proquest]
Articles from the ethnic, minority and native press.

Films on Demand
Topics include Humanities and Social Sciences, Business and Economics, Science and Mathematics and Health and Medicine.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
List of titles included in this database:
Arts and Humanities Through the ErasGale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America
Early Civilizations in the Americas Reference LibraryU.S. Immigration and Migration Reference Library
Encyclopedia of Food and CultureUXL American Decades

General OneFile [Gale]
A one-stop source for popular, scholarly, and trade publications in all formats: newspaper, magazine, journal, and newsletter, etc.

JSTOR provides a full text archive of articles from scholarly journals in many disciplines (Art, Business, Humanities, Sciences, Social Sciences and more).

Literature Resource Center [Gale]
Includes biographical information on authors and critical reviews of works. Encyclopedia and journal articles.

Magill's Literary Annual 2015
The Magill's Literary Annual series seeks to critically evaluate 150 major examples of serious literature, both fiction and nonfiction, published in English, from writers in the United States and around the world.

MAS Ultra - School Edition [EBSCO]
Articles and images from nearly 500 popular magazines at the high school level. Plus: reference books, biographies, primary source documents, and an image collection with photos, maps and flags. Recommended for ESL students.

MasterFILE Premier [EBSCO]
A database containing full text articles of general interest to the public. Includes reference books, primary source documents, and an image collection with photos, maps, and flags.

Generate and save a bibliography in MLA or APA format. Create an account on campus or ask a librarian for first-time CSM login.

Opposing Viewpoints In Context [Gale]
Covers topical social issues, with viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, and links to Web sites and articles.

Oxford English Dictionary
The most authoritative source on the English language, with a focus on etymology and historical usage.

Primary Search [EBSCO]
Contains the full text of 70 popular magazines at the elementary level. All articles include reading level indicators to determine difficulty. Recommended for ESL students.

ProQuest Research Library
ProQuest Research Library's 3500 full text periodicals - scholarly, trade and popular – cover subjects from business and political science to literature and psychology.

Religion and Philosophy Collection [EBSCO]
Covers world religions, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy, and philosophy history.

Salem Online
Access to online titles from Salem Press. Search all titles at once using the "Salem Online" link above. Search individual titles using the links below. Includes:

SIRS Researcher
Full-text articles exploring social, scientific, health, historic, business, economic, political and global issues.