Thinking about studying abroad? Taking a class with an international focus? Just want to learn about another country? A to Z the World is the database for you.
Covering 175 countries and territories, A to Z the World is a great resource to learn about social and cultural customs, important travel and business information, and much more. It has a snapshot for each country – from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe – if you just want some quick info, or you can go into more depth on a variety of topics related to each country.
Sometimes full articles are available directly from the library databases, and you will see this icon:
But in many instances, there is no link to the full text of the article, and you only have the summary (or even just the citation information). This is when you use the ‘Find it @ WOU’ button. It looks like this:
Just click it and you will be taken to a page with information about how to access the full text of your article.
Need more help? Check out our Find it @ WOU tutorial to discover the different ways we might link you to the full text in our electronic sources, to our print sources & Scan & Deliver service, to Articles OnDemand, and to Interlibrary Loan, as appropriate.
Polling the Nations
is an online database of public opinion polls containing the full text of 600,000+ questions and responses, from 18,000+ surveys and 1,700+ polling organizations, conducted from 1986 through the present in the United States and more than 100 other countries around the world. Questions cover politics and elections; big issues such as health care, education, and the environment; personal beliefs and household activities such as commuting, prayer and religion, and sleep habits; and opinions of prominent people. All the polls in the database used scientifically selected random samples.
EdITLib Digital Library
is the premier source of peer-reviewed and published international journal articles and conference papers on the latest research, developments, and applications related to all aspects of Educational Technology and E-Learning. From the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.
Biography Reference Center
serves up detailed and concise biographies, in full-text, from respected reference sources and magazine articles. In addition to searching by name for a known individual, you can discover notable people by searching fields or browsing categories. Search fields include profession or activity, nationality or U.S. ethnicity, gender, lifespan, and places of birth and death. Over 30 genre categories cluster together people who have commonalities even when their professions diverge: for example, Activists & Reformers, Business Leaders, Obama Administration, or World War II.
ProQuest Statistical Insight
provides data from agencies of the federal government, major international intergovernmental organizations, professional and trade organizations, commercial publishers, independent research organizations, state government agencies, and universities. It’s a single search across many authoritative sources.
Sometimes full articles are available directly from the library databases. But in many instances, there is no link to the full text of the article, and you only have the summary (or even just the citation information). This is when you use the Find it @ WOU button.
See our Find it @ WOU tutorial to discover how we’ll link you to the full text in our electronic sources, to our print sources & Scan & Deliver service, to Articles OnDemand, and to Interlibrary Loan, as appropriate.
Kraus Curriculum Development Library
is a database of educational materials from course content (lesson plans, learning activities) to teacher and administrator strategies, from educational legislation to academic standards by subject and grade level. The materials come from state departments of education and other government agencies, as well as local school districts, professional associations, non-profit organizations, and other sources that have educational concerns. Documents published after 2000 are available on the site as PDFs and/or HTML files.