Ebooks


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New or expanded* Available through
Bloomsbury Collections
Offers the full text of thousands of ebooks from publishers including Continuum, T&T Clark, Bristol Classical Press, Berg, The Arden Shakespeare and Hart Publishing.
Expanded 5/31/20
Cambridge Core Textbooks
Provides access to more than 700 textbooks in a variety of disciplines.
New 5/31/20
EBSCO Comprehensive Academic Collection
Provides access to thousands of ebooks, in a wide range of academic disciplines, as well as titles in children’s and young adult fiction & non-fiction; cooking; crafts; sports and games; and travel.
Expanded 6/15/20
JSTOR Ebooks
JSTOR is providing expanded access to 35,000 ebooks from scholarly presses. Villanova already owns some of these books; an expanded collection is accessible through JSTOR. See the publisher and title list here.
Expanded 6/30/20
Manchester Collections
Provides full access to 11 ebook collections from Manchester University Press, in the following subject areas: Film Studies, Gothic, History of Medicine, International Relations, Literature Studies, Medieval Studies, Political Studies, Religious Studies, Security, Shakespeare, and Studies in Imperialism.
Expanded 6/30/20
MIT Press Ebooks
Provides access to thousands of ebooks on topics related to architecture, the arts, biomedical sciences, business, cognitive sciences, computer science, cultural studies, design, digital humanities and new media, economics, education, engineering, the environment, game studies, gender studies,  history, literature, information science, linguistics, mathematics, media studies, neuroscience, philosophy, physical science, political science, sociology, and urban studies.
Expanded 6/30/20
Oxford Scholarly Editions Online
Provides access to over 6,000 literary texts by writers active between 701 and 1901, plus Roman and Greek authors; with scholarly introductions  and annotations.
Expanded 7/31/20
Project Muse Ebooks
Project Muse  is providing temporary access to thousands of ebooks from academic presses. Villanova already owns some of these books; an expanded collection is accessible through Project Muse. See the full list of publishers here.
Expanded Varies; mostly through 6/30/20
ScienceDirect ebooks
Provides access to entire ebook collection on ScienceDirect platform.
Expanded 5/30/20
University Press Scholarship Online
Provides access to over 30,000 scholarly monographs in a wide range of disciplines, from more than twenty university presses.
Expanded 5/31/20
Very Short Introductions (Oxford University Press)
Offers engaging concise introductions to focused topics from a wide range of academic disciplines. Each of these short books was written by an expert in the field. Topics range from Augustine to stem cells, from climate change to borders, from critical theory to chaos, from analytical philosophy to infinity.
Expanded (trial) 7/31/20

Reference Tools


Title and Description
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Annual Reviews 
Provides lengthy review articles on specific topics within a wide variety of academic disciplines. 
Expanded 6/15/20
Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Philosophers
Offers critical biographical entries on individuals who have contributed to the history of thought and philosophy. Browsable by topic addressed, school of thought, period, and region.
New 5/31/20
Cambridge Histories 
Provides detailed and expert historical treatment of topics in political and cultural history, literature, philosophy, religious studies, music and the arts. 
Expanded 5/31/20
Cambridge Companions
Offers authoritative guides to subject- or theme-based essay collections, written by leading experts. Areas covered include literature, classics, philosophy, religion, culture and music
Expanded 5/31/20
Cambridge Elements
Provides focused research summaries on topics in the arts and sciences.
New 5/31/20
Global Plants
Offers high-resolution digitized images of plant specimens. Provided by JSTOR
New 6/30/20
Grove Art Online
Provides access to gateway to Oxford’s art reference works, including the peer-reviewed, regularly updated Grove® Dictionary of Art and the Benezit Dictionary of Artists.
New 5/31/20
Oxford Bibliographies
Presents peer-reviewed, annotated bibliographies and expert commentary on current scholarship in selected disciplines.
Expanded 5/31/20
Oxford Handbooks
Each handbook introduces and surveys the state of scholarship in a field of study through review articles written by leading subject specialists. Articles review key issues and debates and set the agenda for new research.
Expanded 7/31/20
SAGE Knowledge
Provides full text access to encyclopedias, handbooks, ebooks, and videos in the social sciences. All content published by SAGE.
Expanded 6/19/20

Journals


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University of California Press Journals
Full access to all journals from UC Press.
Expanded 6/30/20
JSTOR Public Health
Access to 26 public health journals from a variety of publishers. (NB: moving wall, so most recent few years of content are absent.)    
New 6/30/20
JSTOR Lives of Literature
Access to 72 literary studies journals that focus on an author or text. (NB: moving wall, so most recent few years of content are absent.)
New 6/30/20

Multiformat Collections


Title and description
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American History Collection (Rotunda)
Offers digital access to the authoritative print editions of the papers of major figures of the early republic ranging from John Adams to Woodrow Wilson.
Expanded 6/30/20
Bloomsbury Cultural History
Includes ebooks, reference works, images, and more covering a variety of topics in historical perspective. Topics covered include food, money, the senses, work, law, sexuality, and more.
New 5/31/20
Bloomsbury Education and Childhood Studies
Provides ebooks, articles, research reports, reference works, and country overviews covering education systems, policies, and the nature of childhood and youth experience in different countries throughout the world.
New 5/31/20
Bloomsbury Fashion Central
Comprehensive resource on the history of fashion; includes ebooks, reference works, business cases, timelines, and images/photography.
New 5/31/20
Bloomsbury Human Kinetics Library
Includes more than 150 ebooks, including textbooks, on physical activity, sport, and kinetics. Also offers 200 videos of demonstrations of exercise movements and explanations of physical activity concepts. 
New 5/3//20
Bloomsbury Screen Studies
Provides screenplays, criticism, ebooks, reference works, and more on all aspects and eras of filmmaking. Content comes from the BFI, Bloomsbury, and Faber.
New 5/31/20
JSTOR Security Studies
Contains full text journals, ebooks, and research reports in the field of security studies.
New 6/30/20
JSTOR Sustainability
Offers journals, ebooks, and research reports addressing all aspects of the field of sustainability
New 6/30/20
Theology and Religion Online (Bloomsbury)
Contains reference works, ebooks, classic works, images of archaeological sites and artworks, and audio interviews with academics, on a broad array of topics related to religion, theology, and Jesus. Most of this content comes from the collections of the T&T Clark Theology Library and the T&T Clark Jesus Library.
New 5/31/20

Databases

Title and description New or expanded* Available through
Academic Search Ultimate (EBSCO)
Provides access to full-text and indexing for thousands of journals, magazines, newspapers, books, and reports across a wide range of disciplines, in multiple languages, as well as thousands of videos from the Associated Press from 1970-present.
Expanded 6/30/20
Business Source Ultimate (EBSCO)
Provides access to full-text and indexing for thousands of journals, magazines, newspapers, books, and reports in accounting, banking, finance, marketing, management, and economics, as well as thousands of videos from the Associated Press from 1970-present
Expanded 6/30/20

Video


Title and description
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Alexander Street Nursing Education in Video, 3rd edition
Contains an up-to-date collection of demonstration and training videos designed to help students improve their clinical skills. Provides access to Medcom's complete collection of over 300 full-length training videos.
New 6/30/20
Alexander Street Nursing and Mental Health in Video
Offers over 240 videos of the most common mental health disorders nurses may encounter in a primary care setting, emergency room, medical, psychiatric or other unit. The videos can help prepare nurses to better assess, diagnose, and manage mental health issues in patients.
New 6/30/20
SAGE Research Methods Video
Provides access to thousands of videos, including  tutorials, interviews, video case studies, and mini-documentaries covering various aspects of the research process. Areas of focus include: social science research methods, including qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods; general research skills; data science and digital methods; and market research.
New 6/19/20
SAGE Video
Provides access to thousands of lectures, interviews, documentaries, demonstrations, observational footage clips, and panels in the disciplines of business & management; counseling & psychotherapy;  criminology & criminal justice; education; leadership; media, communication, & cultural studies; nursing; political science; international relations; psychology; social work; and sociology
New 6/19/20