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Academic Video Online is a streaming video collection containing thousands of video titles in a wide range of disciplines, including biology, business, education, healthcare, the humanities, the physical sciences, and the social sciences. The Academic Video Online collection can be browsed or searched by discipline.

AVO was previously named VAST: Academic Video Online.

Formerly known as VAST: Academic Video Online.

  • Access is limited to SWOSU students and employees.
  • Simultaneous users: unlimited
  • Publisher: Alexander Street Press

American FactFinder from the U.S. Census Bureau makes it easy to find and download statistics about population, education, housing, industry, and business. American FactFinder includes data from the American Community Survey and the Decennial Census. To see examples of American FactFinder data, try these links for Weatherford or Oklahoma.

  • No restrictions; available to everyone.
  • Simultaneous users: unlimited
  • Vendor: U.S. Census Bureau
  • Publisher: U.S. Census Bureau

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) of the U.S. Department of Labor is the principal federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. Its mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate essential economic information to support public and private decision making.

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  • Vendor: U.S. Department of Labor
  • Publisher: U.S. Department of Labor

Get comprehensive, yet concise summaries of the best business books available. Abstracts, extended summaries, and reviews give you key business insights in less time.

  • Access is limited to SWOSU students and employees.
  • Simultaneous users: unlimited
  • Publisher: EBSCO

This resource contains over 3,000 full text business journals. Over 1,500 of these journals are scholarly peer-reviewed titles. This database also provides indexing and abstracts for key scholarly business journals as back as 1886.

  • Access is limited to SWOSU students and employees.
  • Simultaneous users: unlimited
  • Publisher: EBSCO

Computer Source provides the latest information and current trends in high technology. This database features hundreds of full-text periodicals covering market information in computers, telecommunications, electronics, and the Internet.

  • Access is limited to SWOSU students and employees.
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Publisher: EBSCO

Locate trends, forecasts and more for over 200 industries. Each industry report includes: overview, competitive landscape, products and operations, sales and marketing, recent developments, business challenges, trends and opportunities, executive perspective, interview preparation questions, financial analysis and industry forecast.

First Research is an excellent resource for preparing for job or internship interviews.

  • Access is limited to SWOSU students and employees.
  • Simultaneous users: unlimited

FRED Economic Data offers a wealth of economic data and information to promote economic education and enhance economic research. FRED is updated regularly and allows 24/7 access to regional and national financial and economic data. FRED is a service of the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

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  • Vendor: U.S. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
  • Publisher: U.S. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

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Glassdoor provides a growing database with millions of company reviews, CEO approval ratings, salary reports, interview reviews and questions, office photos and more. This information is shared by employees of the companies profiled in the Glassdoor database. Users may also browse job listings and use Glassdoor to facilitate connections with employers and employees using Facebook.

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  • Simultaneous users: unlimited
  • Publisher: Glassdoor

Hoover's provides comprehensive company profiles containing company overviews and histories, including some coverage of private companies. Use Hoover'sto find product/brand name listings, competitors, officer names and salaries, product segmentation data, subsidiaries, and financial data, including access to annual reports and SEC filings.

  • Access is limited to SWOSU students and employees.
  • Publisher: Hoover's, Inc.

Hospitality and Tourism Complete covers scholarly research and industry news relating to all areas of hospitality and tourism. It includes the full text for hundreds of publications, including periodicals, company and country reports, and books.

  • Access is limited to SWOSU students and employees.
  • Simultaneous users: unlimited
  • Publisher: EBSCO

Containing full text for hundreds of the most respected scholarly law journals, Legal Collection is a valuable database of information on current issues, studies, thoughts and trends of the legal world

  • Access is limited to SWOSU students and employees.
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Publisher: EBSCO

This resource offers everyday users the necessary tools and detailed how-to instructions covering a wide-range of legal issues. A majority of the full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation’s oldest provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses. The Legal Forms by U.S. State feature makes it simple to find state-specific legal forms by top subject areas including adoption, bankruptcy, name changes and more.

  • Access is limited to SWOSU students and employees.
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Publisher: EBSCO

Nexis Uni (formerly LexisNexis) provides searchable access to a wide spectrum of full-text information from over 5,600 sources, including newspapers, broadcast transcripts, and court proceedings.

  • Access is limited to SWOSU students and employees.
  • Simultaneous users: unlimited
  • Publisher: LexisNexis

This database provides extensive coverage for full-text regional business publications, including Oklahoma City's The Journal Record. Researchers can access essential newspapers, radio and TV news transcripts, trade publications, magazines, newswires, and videos.

  • Access is limited to SWOSU students and employees.
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Publisher: EBSCO

Small Business Reference Center provides up-to-date information on topics related to starting a company, operations management, sales, and growing or rescuing a business. SBRC includes ebooks, full-text periodicals, and over 170 videos on creating and maintaining a successful business.

  • Access is limited to SWOSU students and employees.
  • Simultaneous users: unlimited
  • Publisher: EBSCO

As one of the largest statistics portals worldwide, Statista professionally gathers and compiles data from numerous institutes and sources. Users have access to statistics on more than 80,000 topics from over 18,000 individual sources covering a wide variety of disciplines, including business, education, health, political science, technology, and more. Business statistics are available for over 170 different industry sectors.

  • Access is limited to SWOSU students and employees.
  • Simultaneous users: unlimited
  • Vendor: statista.com
  • Publisher: statista.com

US Major Dailies (formerly National Newspapers Core) includes the full text of the following newspapers:

  • Chicago Tribune
  • Los Angeles Times
  • New York Times
  • New York Times Book Review
  • New York Times Magazine
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Washington Post
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  • Publisher: ProQuest

This resource contains over 5,400 full- text periodicals, including 4,500+ peer-reviewed journals covering all subject areas. This database also indexes and abstracts more than 9,300 journals, monographs, reports, and conference proceedings.

  • Access is limited to SWOSU students and employees.
  • Simultaneous users: unlimited
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Publisher: EBSCO

Choose a link below to download an app for Academic Search Complete.


This resource provides in-depth coverage of communication and mass media journals and literature. It includes over 380 full text journals and indexing for hundreds more. CMMC also include author profiles for the most prolific, most cited, and most frequently searched for authors in the database.

  • Access is limited to SWOSU students and employees.
  • Simultaneous users: Unlimited
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Publisher: EBSCO

This resource covers the research and development spectrum of the computing and applied sciences disciplines. It contains collected knowledge on traditional engineering challenges and research, and is a resource for research concerning the business and social implications of new technology.

  • Access is limited to SWOSU students and employees.
  • Simultaneous users: unlimited
  • Publisher: EBSCO

Environment Complete covers agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine and freshwater science, geography, pollution and waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more. Full text for hundreds of journals and over 200 monographs is included.

  • Access is limited to SWOSU students and employees.
  • Simultaneous users: unlimited
  • Publisher: EBSCO

GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.

  • Access is limited to SWOSU students and employees.
  • Simultaneous users: unlimited
  • Publisher: EBSCO

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Use lynda.com's online video tutorials to learn business, software, technology, and creative skills to help you achieve personal and professional goals. Over 5,800 expert-taught courses are available.

  • Access is limited to SWOSU students and employees.
  • Simultaneous users: unlimited
  • Publisher: LinkedIn

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Google Patents indexes patents and patent applications from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), European Patent Office (EPO), World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt (DPMA), Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO), and China's State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO).

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  • Vendor: Google

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