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Library Resources for Distance Education

A brief guide to library resources and tools for NMSU's distance students.

Database Notes

*The following library databases run on the ProQuest platform:

  • American Periodicals
  • Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA) 3: Aquatic Pollution & Environmental Quality
  • Bacteriology Abstracts
  • Conference Papers Index
  • Dissertations & Theses @ New Mexico State University
  • Dissertations & Theses A&I
  • Ecology Abstracts
  • Environment Abstracts
  • Environmental Engineering Abstracts
  • Environmental Science Collection
  • ebrary® e-books
  • Health & Safety Science Abstracts
  • Industrial and Applied Microbiology Abstracts
  • Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA)
  • Microbiology A Industrial and Applied Microbiology Abstracts
  • Microbiology B Bacteriology Abstracts
  • The New York Times (1851-2009)
  • PAIS International
  • Philosopher's Index
  • Physical Education Index
  • Pollution Abstracts
  • PRISMA (Publicaciones y Revistas Sociales y Humanísticas)
  • Sustainability Science Abstracts
  • Toxicology Abstracts
  • Water Resources Abstracts

**The following library databases run on the EBSCO platform:

  • Academic Search Premier
  • Agricola
  • AHFS Consumer Medication Information
  • America: History & Life 
  • Anthropology Plus 
  • Art Full Text (H.W. Wilson) 
  • Business Source Premier 
  • CAB Abstracts 
  • CAB Abstracts Archive 
  • CINAHL Complete 
  • Communication & Mass Media Complete
  • Computers & Applied Sciences Complete
  • Criminal Justice Abstracts 
  • eBook Academic Collection
  • EconLit 
  • Education Research Complete 
  • Environment Complete 
  • ERIC
  • FSTA - Food Science and Technology Abstracts 
  • GeoRef
  • GreenFILE
  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
  • Historical Abstracts 
  • History Reference Center 
  • Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
  • Literary Reference Center 
  • Mental Measurements Yearbook 
  • MLA International Bibliography 
  • Music Index 
  • PsycINFO
  • Regional Business News 
  • RILM Abstracts of Music Literature 
  • Small Engine Repair Reference Center 
  • Social Work Abstracts 
  • SocINDEX 
  • Teacher Reference Center 
  • Wildlife & Ecology Studies Worldwide 

***The following databases run on the Web of Science platform:

  • Web of Science Core Collection
  • Biological Abstracts
  • Zoological Record

Video Tutorials of Databases

Before searching for articles and/or using the Library's databases, we recommend you set up a VPN so that you can have seamless access to all of the Library's resources.  

This page contains video tutorials of many of the Library's databases.  Some are provided by the database, some are made by the NMSU Library, and some are from other libraries (and might therefore mention other universities or libraries in the tutorial).  We have selected these based on their explanations of how to best use the different databases.

To access any of these databases, go to the Library's list of databases here:

List of Tutorials: