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American Chemical Society
Access to full-text articles from multiple ACS journals. 

American Journal of Botany

Peer-reviewed, innovative, significant research of interest to a wide audience of plant scientists in all areas of plant biology.

American Journal of Economics and Sociology

Critically investigates the social provisioning process utilizing different theoretical and methodological approaches found in economics and sociology.

ASCE Journals

The latest civil engineering knowledge and its practical applications.

Journal of Bridge Engineering
Papers about all aspects of the art and science of bridge engineering.

Journal of Composites for Construction
Original research papers, review papers, and case studies dealing with the use of fiber-reinforced composite materials in construction. 

Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering
Covers the development, processing, evaluation, applications, and performance of construction materials in civil engineering.  

Journal of Structural Engineering
Reports on fundamental knowledge that contributes to the state-of-the-art and state-of-practice in structural engineering.   

Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction 

Articles about practical solutions to structural design problems and construction challenges of interest to practitioners. 

ASME Journals

The ASME Journal Program has been established to further the progress of science through the sharing the latest engineering research. Each ASME Journal title publishes the highest quality peer-reviewed literature in their respective field of mechanical engineering.

Journal of Applied Mechanics
The purpose of the Journal of Applied Mechanics is to serve as a vehicle for the communication of original research results of permanent interest in all branches of mechanics.

Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control
The Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control publishes theoretical and applied original papers in the traditional areas implied by its name, as well as papers in interdisciplinary areas. 

Journal of Fluids Engineering
The Journal disseminates technical information in fluid mechanics of interest to researchers and designers in mechanical engineering, and other engineering disciplines.

Journal of Mechanical Design
The ASME Journal of Mechanical Design (JMD) serves the broad design community as the venue for scholarly, archival research in all aspects of the design activity with emphasis on design synthesis.

Journal of Vibration and Acoustics

The ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics is a quarterly publication sponsored jointly by the Design Engineering and the Noise Control and Acoustics Divisions of ASME. 

Aviation Week and Space Technology

Aviation Week & Space Technology is the only publication with first to-market content and delivers forward-looking technological, business and operational insight across all A&D sectors. Online access includes 90 days of content. 

ATLA Religion Database with ATLA Serials
Combines the premier index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion with ATLA's online collection of major religion and theology journals.

Biblical Archeology Society Online Archive 
Articles about the study of Near Eastern and Biblical archaeology.

Christianity Today

Since 1956, Christianity Today has challenged the church with real-world content that is timely, compelling, insightful, balanced—and biblical.

Chronicle of Higher Education
Daily online publication of current topics in education.


This is the definitive research tool for nursing and allied health professionals. With CINAHLComplete users get fast and easy access to top nursing and allied health journals, evidence-based care sheets and quick lessons. Take a few minutes to evaluate all thatCINAHL Complete has to offer, and you’ll see why hundreds of thousands of nurses and allied health professionals rely on CINAHL CompleteCINAHL Complete provides information for:  More than 50 nursing specialties such as speech language pathology,  nutrition, and general health and medicine.

CQ Researcher
Research in American government, politics, history, public policy, and current affairs. 

Credo Reference
Reference books. Concept mapping with citations to help refine research. 

Numerous full-text and secondary journals, books, and other publications from EBSCO Publishing. 

The Economist Articles are accessible with the information provided after LETU login.

The Economist online offers authoritative insight and opinion on international news, politics, business, finance, science and technology.


The Transdisciplinary Journal of Christian Psychology. Society for Christian Psychology Membership.

Emerging Adulthood

Journal for advancements in theory, methodology, and empirical research on development and adaptation during the late teens and twenties. 

Full-text magazines, newspapers, books, transcripts, maps, pictures, educator-approved websites, and multimedia files. 

Engineering Design Graphics Journal

The Engineering Design Graphics Journal serves as the official journal of the American Society for Engineering Education, Engineering Design Graphics Division and provides a professional publication for educators and industry personnel associated with activities in engineering, technology, descriptive geometry, CAD, and any research related to visualization and design.

English Journal

English Journal is NCTE's award-winning journal of ideas for English language arts teachers in junior and senior high schools and middle schools. It presents information on the teaching of writing and reading, literature, and language, and includes information on how teachers are putting the latest technologies to work in their classrooms.

Films on Demand
High quality video and multimedia of academic, vocational, and life skills content. 

Financial Times

The Financial Times is renowned for its award-winning global business news, insightful opinion and razor-sharp analysis. With over 600 journalists reporting from 50 countries worldwide, you can rely on unparalleled business coverage to keep you fully informed throughout the day.

Worldwide database providing advanced searching of books, articles, and many other resources. Order materials through InterLibrary Loan using the FirstSearch/WorldCat request form. 


Forbes is a leading source for reliable business news and financial information. Read news, politics, economics, business & finance on Forbes.com.

Gale/Infotrac/PowerSearch Databases
Literature resource center. Health and wellness resource center. 

Grant Forward (Click Proceed to Continue and Allow Certification - 08/13/13.)
Federal and private funding opportunities for faculty and students. Formerly IRIS. Name Changed to Grant Forward in July 2012. 

Harvard Business Review

HBR's articles cover a wide range of topics that are relevant to different industries, management functions, and geographic locations. They focus on such areas as leadership, organizational change, negotiation, strategy, operations, marketing, finance and managing people.

IEEE Explore

The IEEE Xplore digital library is a powerful resource for discovery and access to scientific and technical content published by the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and its publishing partners.

IBM Journal of Research and Development
The IBM Journal of Research and Development is a peer-reviewed technical journal, published bimonthly, which features the work of authors in the science, technology and engineering of information systems.

IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering
Basic and applied papers dealing with biomedical engineering and applied biophysics. Papers range from practical/clinical applications through experimental science and technological development to formalized mathematical theory.

IEEE Transactions on Education
Education research, methods, materials, programs, and technology in electrical engineering, and computer engineering.

IEEE / ASME Transactions on Mechatronics
Theory and methods of mechatronics.

IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
Rehabilitative and neural aspects of biomedical engineering.

IEEE Spectrum Online
Development, applications and implications of new technologies.

IEEE Technology and Society
The impact of technology on society. 

Proceedings of the IEEE

Electrical engineering and computer science.

INET Library and Classroom
Online curriculum, testing, and Internet resources. 

Journal of Chemical Education

Publishes peer-reviewed articles and related information as a resource to those in the field of chemical education. 

Journal of College Science Teaching
A peer reviewed journal published by the National Science Teachers Association.

Journal of College Student Retention
The aim and scope of the Journal are to provide the educational community, federal and state government officials, and the public with the latest findings regarding the retention of students in higher education.

Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology
The Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology (JSEP) publishes research articles by leading world scholars that explore the interactions between psychology and exercise and sport performance, editorials about contemporary issues in the field, abstracts of current research on sport and exercise psychology, and book reviews.

Journal of Teacher Education
The Journal of Teacher Education (JTE) is leading teacher education through the 21st century with timely topics such as field experiences and teacher education; cognitive science and critical thinking; preparing teachers for urban schools; teachers' beliefs; accreditation and certification; selection, retention, and recruitment of minority teachers and teacher leadership; perspectives on leadership; professional ethics in teacher education; and restructuring teacher education.

Journal of Teaching in Physical Education

The Journal of Teaching in Physical Education (JTPE) features research articles based on classroom and laboratory studies, descriptive and survey studies, summary and review articles, and discussion of current topics of interest to physical educators at every level.


 JSTOR is a shared digital library created in 1995 to help university and college libraries to free space on their shelves, save costs, and provide greater levels of access to more content than ever before. JSTOR provides access to more than 2,000 academic journals and two million primary source objects.  LeTourneau University has access to six of their collections to support all of our academic programs.

Over 650 engineering and science reference books. 

Full text articles in various fields including legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets.  

Library of Texas (LOT) (TexShare)
Search multiple Texas libraries and databases simultaneously. 

Literacy Research and Instruction

Literacy Research and Instruction (formerly Reading Research and Instruction), the official journal of the Association of Literacy Educators & Researchers, is an international refereed professional journal that publishes articles dealing with research and instruction in reading education and allied literacy fields.

Literature Online (LION)
350,000+ English and American literature resources including poetry and prose, drama, full-text literature journals, criticism and reference.  

Nature Biotechnology
ature Biotechnology journal featuring biotechnology articles and science research papers of commercial interest in pharmaceutical, medical, and environmental sciences.

NetLibrary is now located on EBSCOhost under the new title "E-Books." E-Books allows searching of the 40,000+ full text e-books in Margaret Estes Library's collection. 

New Directions in Higher Education

This quarterly journal is filled with the latest developments in higher education.

Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith
The American Scientific Affiliation (ASA) is a fellowship of Christians in science and related disciplines, who share a common fidelity to the Word of God and a commitment to integrity in the practice of science. Founded in 1941, the purpose of the ASA is to explore any and every area relating Christian faith and science. Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith is one of the means by which the results of such exploration are made known for the benefit and criticism of the Christian community and of the scientific community.

Plane and Pilot 
Aircraft specifications, airplane reports, planes for sale and more information for pilots from Plane &Pilot magazine.

Plant Science Bulletin

Published quarterly by the Botanical Society of America whose mission is to: promote botany, the field of basic science dealing with the study & inquiry into the form, function, development, diversity, reproduction, evolution, & uses of plants & their interactions within the biosphere.

Proceedings of the ICE - Bridge Engineering

Bridge Engineering has established itself as one of the leading peer-review publications covering developments in bridge engineering. Topics covered include the design, construction, maintenance, management, monitoring and upgrading of all types of bridge structures.

PsycARTICLES provides full-text articles on psychological, social, behavioral and health sciences. PsycINFO contains abstracts and references only.

Recreational Sports Journal

The Recreational Sports Journal is the scholarly publication of the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association. Its purpose is to provide a source of empirical, theoretical, and applied research to the field of recreational sports.

Science Direct
Full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters. 

Scientific American
Monthly publication of articles on a broad range of topics in the physical and social sciences. 

Science News 

Science News is an award-winning biweekly news magazine covering important and emerging research in all fields of science, from astronomy to zoology.

Science Scope 
NSTA's peer-reviewed journal for middle level and junior high school science teachers.

Structural Engineering International: Single User Access 
Monthly publication of articles on a broad range of topics in the physical and social sciences.


Your primary source for airplanes, engines, aircraft parts and aviation products.


Worldwide database providing advanced searching of books, articles, and many other resources. Order materials through InterLibrary Loan using the FirstSearch/WorldCat request form.

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