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Political Handbook of the World (Summer 2014)

Provides facts and analysis on each country's governmental and political makeup. Covers all major and minor political parties and groups in each political system. It also provides names of key ambassadors and international memberships of each country, plus detailed profiles of more than 30 intergovernmental organizations and UN agencies and coverage of current events, issues, crises, and controversies.

American Indian Histories and Cultures (Summer 2014)

This collection of digitized manuscripts, works of art, recent American Indian newspapers, rare books, photographs, and maps, drawn from the Edward E. Ayer Collection at the Newberry Library, Chicago, documents American Indian life over four centuries.

Education Source (Summer 2014)

Around 1,800 journals (full-text) and over 550 books and monographs in the field of Education. Access to conference papers and indexing and abstracts from thousands of journals. Book reviews and article citations (roughly 5 million).

The Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR) (Summer 2014)

The Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR) maintains a database of genetic and molecular biology data for the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana.

Note: Certain features on this site (commenting on genes or loci, registering a new mutant gene symbol) require setting up a free user name and password.

Data available from TAIR include the complete genome sequence along with gene structure, gene product information, gene expression, DNA and seed stocks, genome maps, genetic and physical markers, publications, and information about the Arabidopsis research community. Gene product function data is updated every week from the latest published research literature and community data submissions. TAIR also provides extensive links to other Arabidopsis resources.

ASM Alloy Center (Summer 2014)

Contains Alloy Digest datasets and additional materials datasets from other ASM publications Also heat treating data sheets from the heat treating data sheets from the heat Tre eater’s Guides time temperature curves creep curves fatigue curves stress strain curves and more Feature physical and mechanical properties and processing characteristics for nearly 7,000 ferrous and nonferrous alloys.

Periodicals Archive Online (ProQuest) (Summer 2014)

An online archive of digitized, full-image journal articles, Periodicals Archive Online (PAO) provides access to hundreds of scholarly journals. Coverage includes U.S. and international scholarly journal literature in the arts, humanities and social sciences disciplines with date coverage ranging from 1802 to 2000. NOTE: Current journal issues are not included in PAO but may be covered in other journal collections (use Find It).

Orígenes: Revista de Arte y Literatura (Summer 2014)

This collection includes the full run of Orígenes. Revista de Arte y Literatura, from the first issue in the spring of 1944 to the 40th, and the last, which appeared in 1956. Edited by José Lezama Lima and José Rodríguez Feo, Mexican writer Octavio Paz described Orígenes as the most important Spanish-language periodical of its time. The journal focused primarily on poetry, and took its place among other key literary journals such as Contemporáneos, Sur, and Revista de Occidente.

Rock's Backpages (Summer 2014)

The largest online database of popular music journalism, Rock’s Backpages provides access to over 25,000 full-text articles, reviews, and interviews from music and mainstream publications dating from the early 1960s through the present. These primary source writings and recordings feature over 2,500 artists and are fully searchable by name, date, genre, and keyword. RBP’s library includes exclusive and previously unpublished content, and is comprised of material from a wide range of publications from the US and the UK, including well-known names like Rolling Stone, Creem, New Musical Express, as well as online and print punk zines that date from as far back as the 1980s, includingYour Flesh and Forced Exposure. RBP also features a library of over 350 audio interviews, made up of conversations with Jimi Hendrix, the Beastie Boys, Mary J. Blige, The Ramones, Johnny Cash, Etta James, Bob Marley, Al Green, Kurt Cobain and more.

Foundation Directory (Summer 2014)

The Foundation Directory online is the leading resource in the world of philanthropy. It provides everything about U.S. foundations and their millions of grants around the world. Search up to nine databases at once — grant makers, companies, grants, 990s, RFPs, philanthropy news, foundation-sponsored publications, nonprofit literature, and jobs. Includes descriptions of more than 100,000 Community Foundations; Corporate Giving Programs, Operating Foundations, Private Grantmaking Foundations (independent and company-sponsored foundations); and Grantmaking Public Charities.

Standard Rate & Data Service (Spring 2014)

SRDS online locate ad rates and circulation for magazines, newspapers, TV and radio, and find demographic profiles of DMAs. Also includes audience analytics for websites that sell ads and the local Market Audience Analyst, containing demographic and life style information on consumers by geographic regions; this data comes from Experian Simons and Nielsen Claritas PRIZM.

ASME Digital Collection (Spring 2014)

Current literature from ASME, the premier professional organization for mechanical engineers. Our subscription includes journals and conference proceedings.

U.S. Intelligence on the Middle East 1945-2009 (Spring 2014)

Reports by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and other U.S. intelligence and security agencies on developments in the Middle East and North Africa from World War II to the near present. Some 2733 documents are included, arranged chronologically. The resource is also searchable.

Confidential Print Latin America,1833-1969 (Spring 2014)

This collection consists of papers related to Latin America issued by the British Government between c. 1820 and 1970. The material ranges from single-page letters and telegrams to comprehensive dispatches, investigative reports, and texts of treaties. All items marked ‘Confidential Print’ were printed and circulated immediately to leading officials in the Foreign Office, to the Cabinet, and to heads of British missions abroad.

Everyday Life & Women in America, c.1800-1920 (Spring 2014)

Especially rich in conduct of life and domestic management literature, it comprises thousands of fully searchable images (alongside transcriptions) of monographs, pamphlets, periodicals and broadsides addressing political, social and gender issues, religion, race, education, employment, marriage, sexuality, home and family life, health, and pastimes.

Optics InfoBase (OSA) (Spring 2014)

The Optics InfoBase is the Optical Society of America's online repository of both current and past volumes of all its journals and conference proceedings. Optics InfoBase is the largest peer-reviewed collection of optics and photonics.

Jane's Terrorism & Insurgency Centre (Spring 2014)

Detailed information on all aspects of terrorism, including terrorist activities and groups, news, analysis, reports and statistics.

Europa World of Learning (Spring 2014)

The Europa World of Learning is a reference work listing higher education, research and other academic institutions throughout the world. The online version is fully searchable, and features over 31,500 entries which contain over 64,000 direct links to email addresses and institutional websites. The database also features topical essays on the world of higher education. (Spring 2014) is an Internet-based news service. It offers a daily email newsletter of concise. Translated briefs covering some of the key political, cultural, economic and opinion pieces appearing via the print, radio and television media of the 22 Arab countries.

Global Health (CABI) (Fall 2013)

Global Health covers all aspects of public health at both international and community levels, as well as a wealth of material from other biomedical and life science fields. Subjects include: chronic diseases, environmental and occupational health, epidemiology and biostatistics, health promotion, health systems, infectious diseases and parasitology, nutrition, public health, tropical and international health, and many moreGlobal Health Archive (1910 to 1973*)

Investment Arbitration Reporter (Fall 2013)

Use of The Investment Arbitration Reporter requires login with University ID and is restricted to only UMCP current staff and students. News and analysis service focusing on cross-border lawsuits between foreign investors and their host governments. IAreporter specializes in tracking and chronicling so-called investor –state arbitrations. These arbitrations are often –confidential in nature, but may have major financial legal and policy impacts.

Essential Science Indicators (ESI) (Fall 2013)

MPower Virtual Research Library. Essential Science Indicators can determine the influential individuals, institutions, papers, publications, and countries in their field of study — as well as emerging research areas that can impact their work. This unique and comprehensive compilation of science performance statistics and science trends data is based on journal article publication counts and citation data from Thomson Reuters databases. It is an analytical resource for policymakers, administrators, analysts and information specialists in government agencies, universities, corporations, private laboratories, publishing companies and foundations, as well as members of the scientific press and recruiters. Essential Science Indicators (ESI) is useful tool to help answer questions about research performance. For example: Which institutions produce the most highly-cited research in a particular field? Where does our institution rank in this group? Who are the most influential researchers in this field? Is our institutions citation activity on an upward or downward trend? How did changes in funding influence the impact of research in a particular country or institute? Which are the hottest topics in research right now? How does my article’s citation count compare to similar articles? ESI produces a variety of metrics and features such as Top 1% of Scientists and Institutions; Top 50% of Journals and Countries/Territories; Highly Cited Papers: Top 1% of cited papers per discipline; Hot Papers: Papers from the last two years that were cited the most (top 0.1%) in the last 2 months; Research Fronts: Creates clusters of highly cited articles, useful for identifying ground breaking discoveries.

EMBASE (Fall 2013)

MPower Virtual Research Library Embase covers the latest international biomedical and pharmaceutical research including Medline plus as well over 5 million records not covered on MEDLINE. Indexes current, mostly peer-reviewed journals and includes also published proceedings and conference abstracts. Users can research on adverse drug reactions, compare drug therapies for disease and search for evidence-based medicine research.

Clinical Key (Fall 2013)

MPower Virtual Research Library. Upgraded and expanded from MD Consult, this online search tool provides one stop searching of hundreds of Elsevier's medical books, textbooks and very current journals, Procedures Consult (medical procedure videos), First Consult (evidence-based clinical decision-making), and MEDLINE search. This resource is specifically designed to support physicians in evidence-based clinical care and clinical education, and also supports researchers and instructors with an included presentation builder for use with images and videos.

20th Century Media Information Database (Fall 2013)

The 20th Century Media Information Database is an article-level index to the magazines and  a portion of the newspapers in the Gordon W. Prange Collection. The publications date from the early years of the Allied Occupation of Japan, 1945 – 1949

Papers of Eliza Lucas Pinckney and Harriott Pinckney Horry (Fall 2013)

The papers of Eliza Lucas Pinckney (1722–1793) and her daughter Harriott Pinckney Horry (1748–1830) document the lives of two women who were members of one of South Carolina’s leading families. Their letters, diaries, and other documents span nearly a century (1739–1830) and provide a window on politics, social events, and people of the late colonial and early national periods.

Springer Protocols (Summer 2013)

Springer Protocols is the largest electronic database of reproducible laboratory protocols, with over 25,000 reproducible laboratory protocols in biomedical and life sciences. Based on tried and tested resources, including the essential series Methods in Molecular Biology, it covers 15 comprehensive subject collections and offers researchers access to nearly thirty years' worth of easily reproducible, step-by-step protocols for immediate use in their lab. Written by renowned experts in the field and reviewed and approved by the prestigious editorial board for clarity, accuracy, and consistency, Springer Protocols is an invaluable resource for the modern research laboratory.

Hanyu da ci dian (Summer 2013)

The comprehensive dictionary of Chinese.

19th Century British Newspapers (Summer 2013)

Includes three distinct collections which can be search separately or together. The 19th Century British Library Newspapers includes 49 newspapers selected to best represent nineteenth century Britain. This new collection includes national and regional newspapers, as well as those from both established country or university towns and the new industrial powerhouses of the manufacturing Midlands, as well as Scotland, Ireland and Wales. 19th Century British Library Newspapers, Part 2 includes 22 titles that offer regional coverage and provide a wider political perspective through the addition of conservative newspapers. Newspapers in the British Newspapers, Part 3: 1780-1950 range from the late eighteenth century to early 20th century.

19th Century UK Periodicals (Summer 2013)

Two of a five-series periodical collection covering British life in the Victorian age. Series 1: New Readerships includes a wide variety of periodicals that reflect the changes and influences in political and rural life, children's literature and leisure. Series II: Empire covers the expansion of the Empire, addressing economic as well as non-mercantile aspects of British expansionism. The two series, which can be searched separately or together, draw from the collections of the British Library, National Library of Scotland, National Library of Australia and National Library of South Africa.

Benezit Dictionary of Artists (Summer 2013)

With nearly 170,000 entries on artists from antiquity to the present day and featuring regular updates, Benezit is one of the most comprehensive and definitive resources on artists in the English language.

Cambridge Histories Online (Summer 2013)

Cambridge Histories Online offers online accessibility to full text titles for any type of historical research or study of a subject that has a historical element. Includes all the latest editions of the print series with automatic updates.

Evening Star (D.C.), 1852-1922 (Summer 2013)

Full-text and fully searchable. Historians have regarded The Evening Star as the newspaper of record for the nation’s capital. Published under such titles as Washington Star-News and The Washington Star, this long-running daily afternoon paper was one of the highest profile publications in the nation.

Gale Business Plans Handbooks (Summer 2013)

A collection of actual business plans compiled by entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses.

Gale Immigration eBooks (Summer 2013)

Online full-text reference books on the subject of U.S. immigration.

JSTOR Jewish Studies Collection (Summer 2013)

This collection helps support teaching and research in Jewish Studies and strengthens interdisciplinary research in history, religion, language and literature, and other fields. The collection features titles in English, German, French, Italian, Dutch, and Hebrew. It includes a number of titles with historical depth, including Jewish Quarterly Review (1889), the oldest English-language journal in the field of Jewish Studies, and Jewish Historical Studies (1893), published by one of the oldest Jewish learned societies in Europe. Other notable titles include Mitteilungen des Gesamtarchivs der deutschen Juden, a rare and valuable publication that documented Jewish history and culture in Germany prior to World War II; and Studia Rosenthaliana, published on behalf of the Bibliotheca Rosenthaliana, which houses one of the largest collections of Jewish and Hebraic materials in Europe.

LGBT Studies in Video (Summer 2013)

This collection of documentaries, interview, and archival films looks at all aspects of the LGBT community: “LGBT history, gay culture and subcultures, civil rights, marriage equality, LGBT families, AIDS, transgender issues, religious perspectives on homosexuality, global comparative experiences, and other topics.”

LGBT Thought and Culture (Summer 2013)

Provides full-text access to key works and archival documents of LGBT political and social movements throughout the 20th century and into the present day. This immense collection includes materials ranging from texts, letters, periodicals, speeches, interviews, and to memoirs, biographies, poetry, and works of fiction. The latter category includes winners of the Stonewall Book Awards and Lambda Literary Awards. Has an international focus. Is cross-searchable with the LGBT Studies in Video database.

Modern Arab Renaissance Collection - Kotobarabia Arabic eBooks (Summer 2013)

This exclusive electronic archive consists of over 3,000 books published from 1820-1914 across the Islamic World, with special focus on Egypt and Syria. Subject coverage includes sciences and humanities: philosophy, theology, literature, arts, history and politics. Content is in Arabic. Search interface can be switched between English and Arabic, and both include a virtual Arabic keyboard for easy text input.

Modern Egyptian Collection - Kotobarabia Arabic eBooks (Summer 2013)

Over 4,500 titles of publications including banned literature, fiction, non-fiction, scholarly and popular, written by Arab authors and in particular leading authors from Egypt. Over 80% of the titles are unavailable or very hard to acquire even in print form. The e-library is arranged into 31 categories. Content is in Arabic. Search interface can be switched between English and Arabic, and both include a virtual Arabic keyboard for easy text input.

North American Immigrants Letters Diaries and Oral Histories (Summer 2013)

This collection of primary sources, including letters, diaries, autobiographies, and oral histories, documents the experience of immigrants to the United States from 1840 to the present, with special emphasis on the period 1890 to 1920. Immigrants from all over the world are included.

North American Women's Letters and Diaries (Summer 2013)

Electronic collection of women’s diaries and correspondence from Colonial times to 1950.  Coverage includes: all age groups and life stages, a wide range of ethnicities, many geographical regions, the famous, and the not so famous. More than 1,500 biographies are also included.

Schillers Werke (Summer 2013)

Schillers Werke comprises the whole of the Nationalausgabe, the finest and most complete critical edition of his works, letters, and conversations, including all illustrations, notes, variants, and indexes. It currently includes 46 volumes, with further volumes added to the Web edition, and includes notes on sources as well as on the genesis of the works and their subsequent influence on German literature.

Sur, 1931-1992 (Summer 2013)

A full-text searchable, digital archive of SUR, one of the most important and influential literary magazines published in Latin America in the twentieth century. The database contains images of the complete run of the magazine — including covers, photographs and advertisements — with an interface in both Spanish and English. Founded in 1931 by Argentine intellectual Victoria Ocampa, SUR is well known throughout the Americas and Europe for featuring writings from some of the best known figures in literature, philosophy, history and the arts, such as Virginia Woolf, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Jorge Luis Borges.